Putting the SAVE in “save”or
I shop for lots of things, & I LOVE the rush of saving money & finding a good deal.
I’ve noticed this thrill ever since III set us up with a fancy budget.
Therefore, I feel the need to better my couponing skills.
Today was my first real test.
There are so many blogs devoted to it. Southern Savers is a great one with lots of tips & advice. These are fabulous folks that have done your research & hooked people up with some awesome online coupons. Unfortunately, my printer doesn’t support the coupon printing program.
So I’ve dabbled in using coupons here and there & always look out or sales. But today…today was my biggest accomplishment to date.
Here is my plan of action:
1. collect the Sunday paper & clip coupons of the things we USE (this is key)
2. make a list
3. research what is on sale at Publix & Kroger …these are our local grocery stores
4. mark my list accordingly
5. pull matching coupons
So today I went shopping.
At Kroger I spent $40.34, but I saved $20.46…using both my Kroger Plus Card savings & the coupons I had.
Now the kicker: I headed to Publix to stock up on the BOGO items. I have to say this is what made my heart happy. I spent $27.10, however I saved $25.86!!! The cashier exclaimed “Whoa, girl! look how much you saved!”
So, I know there are many out there that can do MUCH better, but without access to any online coupons, I feel really good about today. I bought $113.76 worth of groceries, etc. I only paid $67.44. That is a savings of $46.32, 41%. Success!