Saturday, May 7, 2011

Extreme Couponing - Jill Style

I used to coupon all the time and saved quite a bit of money doing so.

Then March 20, 2009 rolled around.

No time for couponing when one needs sleep.

The show "Extreme Couponing" on TLC re-inspired me to be better about saving money on things we use.

Don't worry, I'm not going to be buying up 30 bottles of Maalox just because it cost. .30 a bottle or 1000 rolls of toilet paper and then insuring my stash of goodies because it is worth so much that if we had a fire I'd be devastated if I lost it all.  Nor will I spend 6 hours each week mapping out my deals.

Those people have mental issues.

I need to be better about saving money on the things we do use regularly though.

Today I went to Giant Eagle.  This week is super double coupon week which means a coupon that is anywhere from $1 up to $2 is worth $2.   They always double coupons up to .99.  They had a few of the things we use regularly and I happened to have coupons.  Yay Me!!

Here is my rundown:

4 Bags of Chex Mix - sale price $8, with coupons $4

3 Packets of Old El Paso Taco seasoning - sale price $2.25, with coupons $1.05

3 Packages of Old El Paso Flour Tortillas - sale price $3.75, with coupons $2.55

2 Speed Stick Deoderents - sale price $4, with coupons $2

2 Ultra Palmolive Dish Soaps - sale price $4, with coupons $1

4 Packages Pillsbury Toaster Strudel - sale price $8, with coupons $5.60

2 Tubes Colgate Toothpaste - sale price $2, with coupons +$1 (yes, i got paid to buy these because I had 2 coupons worth .75 each and they doubled to a $1.50 each which means I got $3 off for items that cost me $2)

2 Bottles Irish Spring Bodywash - sale price $6, with coupons $4

12 containers of Yoplait Light Yogurt - sale price $6, with coupons $4.40

Total Cost of Groceries and other Items before Coupons - $44

Total Cost of Groceries and other Items after coupons - $23.60

I saved 54% off my total bill just by clipping the coupons I receive in my Sunday paper, in mailers during the week and from coupon website.

This is all stuff I would have bought for the sale price anyways because the sale prices were good, but with coupons I did even better!!!!!!

1 comment:

Carey said...

Awesome job! I haven't done Giant Eagle quite like I do Krogers yet. I don't know the store layout that well, coupon policy, yadda yadda. But you rocked it!

And ps, those ice cream bars --- amazzingggggg