Monday, March 15, 2010


I have taken to couponing lately, thanks to some inspiration from Amy. This weekend was the first real weekend of serious coupon-ing... Here is what I got:

Rite Aid
  • 4-6pks Coke
  • 3 bags Reese's PB Cups
  • 2 bags Hersey's Kisses
  • 1 bag Cadburry chocolate eggs
  • 1 Sinus buster ($12.99 - only NON sale/Non coupon item)
  • 1 Johnson & Johson baby lotion
  • 2 Visine eye drops

Total Spent: $26.75

Total Saved: $38.81


  • 1 box Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 box Kelloggs Smart Start cereal
  • 2 pks femine products

Total Spent: $4.33

Total Saved: $7.73

Giant (haven't mastered this store yet)

  • 1 loaf Pepperridge Farms bread
  • 2 qts Lactaid milk
  • 1 gal milk
  • 1 gal Tropicana OJ
  • 2 pks Bertoilli frozen meals
  • 2 Ristorante frozen pizzas
  • 2 jars Classico pasta sauce
  • 3 lbs steak
  • 2 pks Oscar Meyer hot dogs
  • 1 honey dew melon

Total Spent: $59.25

Total Saved: $16.84 (and I found out when I got home that the guy didn't use 4 of my coupons!!!)

Well, this is just a start... I am really hoping to keep this up and start saving a ton!!! I really want to buy a house and found the perfect one this weekend, but it was a bit out of our price range, so we are saving, saving, saving to try to get more of a down payment so that if we find another place, we'll have the money for a down payment which will make it more possible. :)


Amy said...

I'm a crazy couponer! You can always bring your receipt and coupons back in to get the credit back. I have done that many times! :)

Jen said...

well, i WOULD... but he didn't give them BACK!

Amy Starkey said...

yeah jen! the more you do it, the easier it'll get and the better you'll get at it. i have great weeks and not so great weeks. i do try to stock up on stuff when it's on sale if we need it or not. i try not to buy much if it's not on sale. i've realized that coupons do there best work when paired with a great sale! :) keep up the good work and i'll send you any new info i find. and i have another envelope of coupons i'm sending your way! :)