I have a bit of excited bragging to do.
I know it isn't polite to brag but this kind of bragging is okay.
As you all know from my previous blog posts, I have been venturing into couponing for a little over a year now. I have had my ups and downs with it but for the most part I have been able to save.
For the past two weeks I have really been putting time into my couponing and trying to find good deals.
I kind of made couponing my job.
So last week on Friday I spent a couple of hours combing through my local Kroger and Community Market's sales ads. I compared my coupons with what was on sale. Then I made a list of what I wanted to get.
Here you can see my coupon box open with my homemade dividers.
I loaded all my sales ads, my lists, and my clear pocketbook coupon folder with the coupons I planned on using inside into my coupon box and closed it all up and headed to Kroger.
My Kroger is about a 15 minute drive from my home.
During this drive time, I am constantly running over the deals in my head.
I have my list and my game plan.
I don't know why but I always get really nervous.
But I had no reason to be nervous.
As you can see here, I got $333.81 worth of groceries for $151.97. That is a 54% savings!!!
The best deals I found:
Colgate toothpaste: Free
Colgate Toothbrushes: Free
All laundry detergent for $1.49
Snuggle Fabric Softener for $1.49
4 pack Activia yogurt $0.49
Hefty Slider Bags $0.49
Bagged Chicken, pork cutlets, and sirloin roasts were all buy one get one free so I was able to get about $50.00 of free meat!
I am sure there are a few deals I forgot to mention.
I am super proud of this accomplishment. I have not been able to get 50% savings until last week.
My next goal is 75% savings.
Faith is proud of our savings as well! And is astonished that our receipt is as tall as she is.
(She is nearly 12, 5 foot 1 inches...a mere 1 inch shorter than me )
I now see each week's shopping as a game.
I have to beat my previous score!
This is the coupons from last Sunday's paper..
They have been clipped and filed.
Tomorrow I will get out next week's papers and plan my menu and sales.
Until we meet again...