I'm sure y'all have figured out by now that I like saving money and finding bargains, right? Well, I've always been a "casual coupon user," using a coupon if I happen to come across one, but never really seriously using them. Until now.
One of my goals for this year is to spend only $35 a week on groceries and items like shampoo, dish soap, and stuff like that, consumables I guess you would say. I know to meet that goal, I'm gonna have to be one thrifty b*tch. That's where the coupons come in. I've been reading all these blogs of these ladies that save ridiculous amounts of money this way and thinking "I can do this!" I can't even explain how freakin' excited I am about saving money this way! It's kind of like a game to me. I think it's a sickness maybe.
So anyway, I went on my first "serious couponing" trip to Walgreen's yesterday, and am so excited about all the money I saved that I just had to make a post about it.
In the picture:
Arm & Hammer laundry detergent - Buy One Get One Free @ 6.99
Electrasol tabs - sale 3.49 minus 2.50 with MFG coupon= .99
Softsoap - Walgreen's coupon making it .99 minus .50 with MFG coupon = .49
Palmolive - sale 1.79 minus 1.00 with MFG coupon = .79
Hunt's tomato sauce - Walgreen's coupon making it 3/$1 minus 1.00 with MFG coupon = FREE
Progresso soup - Walgreen's coupon making it 4/$5 minus .50 with MFG coupon = 4.50
Pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream - sale 3.00 minus 3.00 with MFG = FREE
Total cost of today's trip = $14.82
Not too bad for a newbie I think.
Do any of you do the coupon thing?