I am an extreme coupon user but I have been laying low for a while to use up some of my stockpile so that it doesn`t take over my house and life. As a new year resolution to "shop less and use what I have" was it and its been six months and I have been accomplishing my goal. But there are times when I run out of things I am NOT accustomed to not having since I began to extreme coupon five years ago.
I had even stopped buying the Sundays paper for coupons and I stopped trading with friends, but that is over for the time being so I can restock things I need. This week I bought the newspapers for the coupons,However, I was printing a couple coupons here and there for stuff I was buying.
I had to work this past Saturday so that meant I would be in town and I could take advantage of using a $5.00 off $25.00 competitor coupon at Publix, Plus they had Purina one dog food buy one get one free and I had printed coupons for a couple months for this expensive dog food that my two dogs absolutely loves.
Then I used one of the Dollar General $5.00 off $25.00 at their store for an awesome savings.
First lets review the Dollar General shopping trip :
Golden Harvest Canning jars - Quarts - $8.75, Pint and Half pint -$7.95 - Used two Manufacturer coupons $1.00 off one product.
1- store brand quart freezer bags - $1.00
Used $5.00 off $25.00 store coupon
Total before coupons was - $27.72
I paid $20.72
Not great but savings none the less on items I needed.
Next I did two transactions at Publix - One for me and one for the person with me :
#1 transaction -
Purina one dog food - $8.49 each - On sale buy one get one free - Used $1.50 Manufacturer coupon off each
Used $5.00 off $25.00 competitor coupon
Total before sale and coupons was : $52.96
I paid : $13.52
#2 transaction :
16 Cans of Libby`s canned vegetables - On sale two for $1.19 - Used store coupon buy four get $1.00 off
2- Zantac 30 count boxes- On sale $7.59- used two $5.00 off Manufacturer coupon
1 - Angel soft toilet paper 12 double rolls - on sale $5.00 - Used $1.00 Manufacturer coupon
Total before sale and coupons was : $43.30
I paid : $12.17
Grand total was - $92.26
Paying for both transactions - $25.69
Savings of $70.57!
Now that is how I like to use coupons and get the things we enjoy the most.
By Andria Perry
Photo`s By Andria Perry