Tuesday, November 3, 2009
It's Tuesday again.
I gave going grocery shopping at o'dark 30 another shot.
and now, I'm 100% sold.
I had to drive a little farther and shop a little faster but it was worth it to not have to go
yes sir ee.
I promise this will not turn into one of those blogs that constantly posts coupons and freebies but I have to share just a little.
I've been reading this blog for a while - and I just like to see what other people get for cheap or free - never really doing it myself
Jake challenged me to at least try using coupons and just see if I could do it....even just a little...and he asked so nice that I couldn't say no...dang it.
I have started out S.L.O.W. but now I think I'm addicted.
I look at it this way, and it's helping:
someone last week told me she shopped at two places - Walgreens and the Commissary (on the military base) and she saves over $100 a week using a combo of coupon and sales.
she says she spends 1-2 hours 'couponing'.
if I went out and got a job right now NOTHING would pay me $50 an hour.
that's like what Doctors make!?
she also says she hasn't paid for household products or toiletries in over 2 years (using the Walgreens deals)
so, what could I do with $400 a month if I spent max 8 hours a month 'working'?
that's a lot of dough.
So, I didn't save $100 this week.
anti-climatic, I know ;-)
but here's what I did do:
4 free cans of Campbell's soup
3 free cans of Hunt's tomato sauce
deodorant, hair product, Clorox wipes, NyQuil and some other stuff like that for $1-$2 a piece
Target: (I'm here anyway - outside of groceries - so I just went ahead and had a little fun here too)
8 boxes of cereal for $1 a piece (all Kellogg's) - we will be donating 1/2 of those boxes!!!
you supposedly save 30% right off the top of your bill just by shopping there (?)
and then I saved 11% with coupons ($15 worth)
I bought nothing we wouldn't use normally
I did stock pile a little, but not a lot
It was kinda fun
and now I officially feel like I could wear turtlenecks with my denim jumper, socks and burks'....
but it's ok 'cause now I have more money to give away!!!!!
here are my fav' links on the subject:
The Coupon Clippers (coupons that you order, in the mail - there is shipping and a surcharge so make sure you WILL use it and that it IS worth it)
Printable Coupons - there are a few other places to print coupons - this is the easiest and had the most that I could see - and I'm all about easy!
Organic Grocery Deals - middle of the page, right-hand side is a link for Target coupons (which can be paired with manufacturer coupons and sales for things like $1 a box - or less, I think I did it wrong - cereal.
ok. that's it on the subject.
gonna go nurse a sick, feverish Lydia - we have a weird virus going around our house - it's just a fever, but one that knocks you out!
we're on our second bottle of Motrin since last Thursday.
Sophie first, and now Lydia.