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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

pinching my pennies.

i'm the first to admit that i'm terrible at finding the deals. but, seeing as we're financing the start of a new business or two, we're really trying to watch our spending. so, i decided it was time to start clipping coupons. i've only been at it a couple of weeks & i'm absolutely amazed. shopping for groceries is always an expensive process... just the necessities can run us well over a hundred dollars. so you can imagine my surprise when i was able to cut that bill in half. with help from THIS website i clip my coupons, shop for groceries & save a buck, or two, or eighty. oh, & for all you nay-sayers out there... let me point out, that i only buy specific brands, & i don't buy anything just because it's on sale. yet, i'm totally able to feed my family & save me some moola. check out today's receipt:
no, that's not a mistake, i didn't get it mixed up. i really & truly bought an ENTIRE cart full of groceries (including 3 gallons of milk, apple juice, cereal, tri-tip) for a grand total of $64.85. and yes, with $80.93 is savings, i actually saved more than i spent.

22 comments:

Marty said...

Wow! Provident living in action!

tootie said...

Whoah. I'm impressed!

Stevens girl said...

I didn't know some stores do double coupons. I'd love to know which ones do that.

gab said...

Good for you. I am going to try. I hate coupons but my grocery bills are hideous.

Aranne and Dan said...

That is way impressive. It is tax season and we already own a business and it is pretty tight on our budget this time of year so this should help me out for sure. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your shopping trip!

theespinozafamily said...

I think we are going to try it out. I've NEVER been able to sit down and look at ads and cut coupons. I just don't have the time. After reading about the grocery game, I really think I could do it! Thanks for the tip!

kathryn said...

whoa... i've always thought coupons were too much trouble for what they are worth. but you just convinced me. thanks!

Bridget said...

Wow, that is amazing! I am so impressed. I would be shouting that from the rooftops too if that were me.

I have been having major problems with my email. So sorry. Did you get my reply about the necklace? I had said I liked your option number two with the bullets in between and also asked if you could add a B so it is
N B M E C.
Thanks!

The Days said...

Thanks Kelly for the help. I've never really used coupons, but our grocery budget has been hard hit by higher grocery prices! After all, every little bit helps (especially when you're saving for a house!).

Jessica said...

That is a big savings! Very cool...

Paige said...

I tried to do the grocery game last month but it was so busy I didn't have time to clip the coupons. I'm glad to hear about it working for you. I'll have to try again.

shinyruby2 said...

nice!! That is awesome!
I don't even know if we have coupons or stuff like that here in australia.. hmmm.. must research!

Jessica said...

That's great! Coupons have never really worked for me, there are rarely coupons for the products I purchase. I wish there were though!

cj said...

You are my inspiration once again!

Stephanie said...

we play the grocery game, too. it saves us major cash! $65 is our weekly grocery budget and it's totally do-able!

Lacie said...

I have been tempted to try the cupon thing...I guess I am just afraid that it will be just one more thing to turn my mind towards-

I am going to check out the website. $80 is worth the extra mind power!

Amanda said...

Definitely on my way to check out that website. Any way to save money on groceries (with out hitting 16 different stores) sounds good to me!

Darilyn said...

That's great! Good for you!

Layla Frances said...

Thank you so much! I signed up with all intentions of going full time with this funness!!! I love coupons...I love them so much my 83 year old grandma cuts ALL the coupons she has in her newspaper and mails them to me each week! Without this site, I have been known to save a pretty penny on groceries, now my game has just been enhanced to "Semi-pro" Thanks...

Oh and I put the email that you have listed with your blog as the "referring" friend, I hope you will get some kind of credit! Let me know if it was another email, I will gladly put your name down!

Megan said...

This is a wondeful idea. Do you think it is only worth it if the store will double the coupons? The stores here only double up to 55cents. Let me know what you think.

Laurie said...

I've used that website tons of times and it is really amazing. You go girl - it's a lot of work.

Joanna Goddard said...

that is actually really amazing.