Thursday, January 27, 2011

Peanut Butter and Sausage

6 Jars of Skippy (they were out of regular creamy so I settled for honey and reduced fat)
    *Reg $3.29 Paid $Free! (w/ $3.00 off your next purchase coupon received when I bought the oatmeal)
**I bought 4 Jars of Skippy yesterday for $1.00 each... didn't know they were cheaper at Albie's, Thanks Anita!!

2 Boxes of Jimmy Dean Heat and Serve Sausage Links
    *Reg $1.38 Paid $.038 (w/ $1.00 printable coupons)

Total before savings $22.50 Total Out of Pocket $0.76! Thats a savings of $21.74 or 97%!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chex Mix from Winco!!!!

While I was at Winco the other day I noticed Chex Mix was on sale. I LOVE Chex Mix!!! My preferred store is Safeway and they sell the stuff for $2.99. Winco had it on sale for $1.38 and I had 10 $1 off Chex Mix coupons from the Safeway Joy of Football coupon book. I was able to pay just $0.38 per bag. If I bought them at Safeway I would have paid $29.90 before savings. In the end I paid $3.80 which is a savings of $26.10 or 87%!!! My cashier shouted "Whoooo!!! Those are some good coupons!!!"

Sleep Couponing

Not much activity in the coupon world for me the last few days. I did go out in an attempt to get several items from a few different stores but I was so sleep deprived and had my two little ones with me... didn't work out like I had planned. I was hoping to get free cookie dough at Winco, but unfortunately prices vary from store to store, so no free dough at mine. I also went there for $0.38 Jimmy Dean Sausage but ran into the same problem as with the cookie dough. I left Winco empty handed and headed to Safeway. Got 10 bags of Goldfish Crackers for $0.88 each, some good sized frozen pizzas for $1.50, and four $0.17 liters of soda. Then I went off to Wally World and got more free dental floss, a couple more boxes of the $0.87 fabric softener and a nice razor for my honey. Final destination was Target. I got a free Rimmel mascara and a free Rimmel eye shadow. I also got two 4-pks of GE Reveal light bulbs for $0.04 each, French's brown mustard for $0.39 each, a few bags of Huggies diapers for around $5 each and a free bag of Huggies wipes.  Not too sure what is up next... the end of the month is approaching and I am excited to announce how much money I have saved this month :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quaker Oatmeal!!!!!!

20 Boxes Quaker Instant Oatmeal (mmmm)
Price before savings $85.80
Price we paid?? $6.00!!! Thats $0.30 per box... a savings of $79.80 or 93%!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Proudest Coupon Moment: Overage!!!!

What I got....

(2) 64oz cartons Minute Maid Orange Juice...FREE...reg $3.99 each
(1) Mega Pack Huggies Diapers...FREE....reg $15.99

I used a manufacturer coupon for a free bag of diapers
The juice was on sale at 2 for $5
I had a BOGO coupon for the juice
I also had a $3 catalina that was 30 minutes away from expiration

So I paid TOTALLY in coupons and in the end they paid me $0.61!!!! Thats 108% Savings!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Finally got my dishwasher liquid.. and them some.

Here is this week's score so far.
(6) boxes of Snuggle Dryer Sheets           $0.87...reg $2.99
(4) Jugs of Snuggle Fabric softner            $1.75...reg $5.49
(8) Jugs of Finish Dishwasher Liquid        $0.74...reg $4.99
(2) Boxes Finish Dishwasher Powder      $0.74...reg $4.99
(2) Finish Dishwasher Cleaners               $0.74...reg $4.99
(5) Jugs ALL Laundry Soap                   $2.99...reg $5.99

Total before savings $129.73
Total out of pocket  $36.05
Total savings $93.68 or 73%!

We shouldn't have to buy dishwasher soap or fabric softner for a year! If I find my Quaker coupons in time I will get boxes of instant oatmeal for $0.30 each!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Signs of an addict....

Well they say denial is a sign, but I definately don't have that! I am fully aware I am becoming more and more addicted to coupons each day. I look at my stockpile in the making and I feel happy inside. When I have finished clipping all of my coupons and there are no more to be cut, I feel sad. When I see my husband touching my coupons I feel very anxious and want nothing more than for him to step away. I buy my Sunday papers on Saturday and can't wait for the mail on Tuesday because thats where the Albertson's ad is and DOUBLE COUPONS! I think about coupons while I am laying in bed at night and I don't want to buy anything unless its on sale AND I have a coupon! I don't go out and do things or craft, so I guess this is my hobby :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dishwasher Soap FAIL

Today I went out with the intention to score on the Finish Dishwasher Tabs, but all the stores are sold out so I had to get a rain check. Here are some other things I was able to get.

(4) Palmolive Ultra Dishsoap $1.00 each reg $3.99
(2) Duracel AA Batteries      $1.25 each reg $5.99
(2) Glad ForceFlex Bags      $1.99 each reg $6.99
(2) Jif Peanut Butter              $0.97 each reg $2.50
(1) Bic Triumph Pens           FREE  reg $5.39

Total before savings $52.31. Total out of pocket $12.42! Thats a savings of $39.89 or 77%!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Frustrating trip to Walgreen's

My main purpose of going to Walgreen's today was to get free Bic Triumph pens ($5.39 each) and free Reach Toothbrushes ($.499 each). I went to the pens first and got the 4 they had left, though I had enough coupons for 5. As I was leaving that aisle another couponer came in behind me with her binder in hand... I'm sure she was looking for the pens and she gave me a little glare LOL. Next was the toothbrushes. Turns out those were not going to be free, but more like $1.00 each. I still picked up 6 of those. Then I had a coupon for a free mega box of huggies ($18), but they didn't have them in stock. So after I gathered everything I wanted and got to the check out stand... the only clerk was some little old woman who had reached the last 15 minutes of her shift (she told me) and I don't think she was very happy to see my stack of coupons. My coupons for 25cent boxes of band aids were not working so I just had her remove them from my bag. Next a coupon for Infants Trimenic did not work. She said it was for another store, however it was a peel off from inside Walgreen's. Whatever I had her take that out of my bag too. One of my coupons for dental floss and one for Listerine also did not work. So in the end, after standing at the check out for about 15 minutes, my total out of pocket was $54.35. Total savings from coupons was $57.50. I didn't do as well as I had hoped. If those damn coupons would have worked, and had huggies been in stock, it would have been much more satisfying. So what I got was 2 12packs of Scott toilet paper, 3 boxes of Kleenex, 4 bottles of dish soap, 2 packs of dental floss, 6 reach toothbrushes, 1 bottle of Listerine, 3 packs of Duracel batteries, 1 box of Visine, and 3 2packs of Bic Triumph Roller pens. I will probably hit up another Walgreen's for more pens.

I got my coupon binder set up!!

I went and got a nice binder, 130 pocket pages, dividers ect... I spent the evening cutting coupons from 5 sunday papers and got them all organized. I didn't realize how much work it would be and now I'm planning a trip to Walgreen's for tomorrow. Free stuff is in order!!! I did get excited over milk coupons only to realize after I clipped them that they were for lactose free milk :(

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!

My New Year's Resolution for 2011 is to save money by clipping coupons. My inspiration comes from watching TLC's Extreme Couponing and I hope I can get as good as the people profiled on the show. My first real venture out I got 8 boxes of cereal, 10 boxes of fruit snacks, 2 boxes granola bars, 4 boxes of pizza rolls, 5 boxes of frozen pizzas and 2 boxes of Toaster Strudels. Total before savings $85.86, total paid $34.84, plus I got a coupon for $3.00 off my next order! I just got 5 copies of the Sunday paper, so off to clip I go!!!