i'm one of those crazy couponing ladies. i'm not going to try and convince you that everyone should coupon, but i figure if i can make you a little jealous you might at least think about trying it. :) one of the greatest highs (natural only... no idea what an unnatural one feels like but i promise you this is much better) i've ever had is getting food for free or ridiculously cheap.
what i paid for the above items (per item) at albertsons (keep in mind some of this isn't a usual purchase for me - but poptarts, hot dogs and capri suns are great camping food and we went camping a few times recently!):
|item||regular price||sale price||i paid|
|kelloggs fruit loops||$ 3.69||$ 2.00||$ 1.00|
|kelloggs frosted mini wheats||$ 3.49||$ 2.50||$ 1.00|
|oscar meyer franks||$ 3.99||$ 1.50||nothing|
|cool whip||$ 2.19||$ 1.00||nothing|
|nutrigrain bars||$ 3.69||$ 2.50||$ 1.00|
|poptarts||$ 3.49||$ 2.50||$ 1.16|
|kraft salad dressing||$ 3.49||$ 1.99||$ 0.50|
|kraft 8oz cheese (block & shredded)||$ 4.99||$ 2.00||nothing|
i paid $28 for over $270 worth of groceries! that's over 90% savings!
do i have your attention now? here's the idea:
- buy things that are on sale with the coupons available
- use a website like grocerysmarts.com to match coupons with sales in your area
happy... happier shopping is in your future! give it a try!