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Monday, August 15, 2011


Wow. I'm a bad blogger! I guess I have just gotten caught up in all the summertime stuff and let this slide - sorry guys! I am making a commitment to writing at least once a week - here goes!  So as promised, I will say a few words about my couponing experiences so far :) I've bought an album from Walmart and the wallet size photo sheets and the dividers. I've categorized my coupons that I'll be using and I put 2 empty sheets in the front of my binder. So I plan my shopping trip and meals around the stuff that's on sale in the store flyers, then I add coupons, then I try to go shopping on the 15 percent off day (which I just heard may become a no-no - using coupons on 15 percent off day. at Saveon anyway) I planned which coupons I would be using and put those IN THE FRONT SHEET OF MY BINDER, still categorized - like with like - so they'd be easy to find.

SO......trip # 1 I didn't write my shopping list til I was IN THE STORE PARKING LOT!!! lol silly me, but I needed to go that night and I really wanted to try out couponing. It was not a 15 percent off day, but I saved $29 using coupons and another $33 using my saveon card, equalling a total of $62 of savings! Yay for my first attempt! It was fabulous. And worthwhile :)

Trip #2 I also saved about $69 but I could've saved more if I had planned better. I went to three stores (all near each other) First Walmart (cuz there are certain things I buy there - like bread) but I bought too many things at Walmart since that is what I am used to doing. I should have bought a lot more of those things at Saveon since it was 15 percent off day - but I still saved lots, so I am happy. Oh if you are wondering how much I would've spent - the bill was $309 and I only paid $240!

I can think of SO many things I would rather spend that $69 on! Where do I get my coupons? Well, so far,,,, and You can also get them in the weekend paper and at the stores you shop at. I am starting to get the hang of it and am glad to save some dollars here and there - it makes a big difference in the long run!

My favorite savings so far is on formula. I buy Enfamil A+ which is about $28.95 a can! It was on sale for $24.95 + I had a coupon for $5 off + I had another coupon for $3 off + it was 15 percent off day at Saveon so that equals a savings of $14.54 and I paid $14.41 for the can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There. That's my post. As promised and very late :) Cheers!


  1. That is awesome! I know that before I started couponing, it didn't seem like saving 50 cents would be worth it, but when you start to realize how it adds up and like you said, you start to think about what else you could buy with that money, then it is super motivating! You did great!

  2. they should have you on TLC's couponing show!!!! ;-)