This has not turned into a coupon blog... but man, I just get SO excited about coupon shopping that I just have to share. Coupon Closet is awesome! I love this girls attitude about it; it's giving, not greedy.
My recent trip to Homeland and Walmart:
2 - Pillsbury Grands! Jr, Crescent, or Cinnamon Rolls, $1 Use $0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls = $.50 each wyb 2 (kind of a splurge, thought my husband would like them)
1 - 5 lb bag Earthbound Farms Whole carrots $4.99 Used $1/1 printable Any Earthbound Farms product $2.99
Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets, $1.67 Use $1/1 Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kit 8/21/2011 SS = FREE
Yoplait Greek Yogurt (6oz) $1 Use $0.50/2 Yoplait Greek Yogurt 8/14/2011 SS = $.50 each wyb 2
Dial Liquid Hand Soap, $1 Use $0.35/1 Dial Bar or Liquid Soap 8/7/2011 RP = $.30
Kotex Lightdays Liners, $1 Use $1.50/2 Kotex Liners 8/7/2011 SS Insert = $.50 for 2
Pilgrim's Pride Fresh Whole Fryer, 2 for $5 (I got 11 lbs of chicken for $5!)
Tyson Anytizers Boneless Wings, $2.69 Use $1/1 Tyson Anytizer = $.69 (cheap splurge)
Sara Lee Whole Wheat Bread, $1.79 Use $.55/1 printable (ones from paper are DND) = $.69
Land O' Lakes dozen eggs, $2.02 Use $.75/1 Land O' Lakes eggs = $.52!! (the sign says they are $2.55 but the have been ringing up $2.02 and there is no sales sign)
Glade Scented Oil Candle, $1.91 clearance Use $1/1 Glade Scented Oil Candle or Two Refills = FREE
Kraft Grated Parmesan, $3.09 (needed this and it is never cheap) Used Buy one Kraft Grated Parmesan get Free Pasta ($1.50 value) = $3.09 + FREE Pasta
Broccoli Crowns, $1.59 lb = $1.91
Red Delicious Apple, $1.79 LB (OUCH! Needed one apple.) = $.79
Clorox Bleach, $1.99 use $.25/1 Clorox Bleach = $1.50 (seems high!)
Oscar Mayer Cotto Salami, $1(totally regret this)
Total for Homeland after tax = $23.06, with a savings of 60%.
I went back to Homeland the next day to get another box of Anytizers ($.69), 2 more Yoplait Greek yogurts ($1 for 2), French's Worcestershire sauce (FREE), and another Glade Scented Oil Candle (FREE).
1 Bunch of Cilantro, $.92
4 Peaches, $.98/lb = $1.68
2 can GV Tomato paste, $.44 = $.88
Playtex Sippy Cup, $3.97 Use $2.00/1 Any Playtex Item = $1.97
Crest Kids Toothpaste, $0.97 use $.50/1 Crest Kids Toothpaste = $.47
Oral B Everyday Floss, $0.97Use $0.75/1 Oral-B Floss or Floss Picks 7/31/2011 P&G Insert = $0.22
Suave Deodorant, $0.97 Use $0.50/1 Suave Deodorant 8/14/2011 RP Insert = $0.47
Brachs Lemon Drops, $0.98 Use $0.50/1 Brachs Candy = $0.48
Total after tax $7.97
Grand Total $33.03 for a weeks worth
I have been couponing for 2 1/2 months now and am really beginning to see the savings (and small stockpile!)! It is so exciting to me! I have definitely cut my grocery bill in half and am learning a new way of thinking about my grocery purchases. This was a big week for me because I actually made a menu, "shopped my pantry", and made a goal for my spending. It was not as daunting as I thought it would be, plus I got to feel organized (which I never am). I think I finally realized that it doesn't have to be exact but that I need a plan. :) It is so satisfying to me to know that I am serving my family well by saving us money, keeping the groceries stocked, and planning yummy meals.