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Thursday, March 10, 2011

…Sharing A Little Savings

As many of you read the other day, I have started couponing recently…and I LOVE it!  I wanted to share some of the savings that I’ve gotten from some of my outings!

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This first picture was my very first time shopping at Publix back in the middle of last month, and here’s what I came home with:

  • 20 Progresso Soups

  • 4 packs Mama Mary's Pizza Crusts

  • 4 DiGiorno's Shaved Parmesan Cheese

  • 2 Crisco Extra Virgin Olive Oils

  • 4 Eckrich Farm Sausages (2 smoked, 2 kielbasa)

  • 2 Ziploc Sandwich Bags

  • 2 Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers

  • Betty Crocker Deluxe Brownie Mix

  • 3 lbs. Onions

Spent $80 for $180 worth of groceries…56% SAVINGS

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This second picture was from a combined trip to Bi-Lo, Target, and Walgreens.  What all did I bring home?

  • 4 boxes Cheerios Cereal

  • 2 boxes Trix Cereal

  • 2 boxes Cocoa Puffs Cereal

  • 2 boxes Crunchy Nut Cereal

  • 3 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels

  • 4 Febreze Air Effects

  • 1 Aquaphor Lip Repair

  • 1 (20 ct) Excedrin Tablets

  • 1 Gillette ProGlide Power Razor

  • 1 Baby Magic Hair and Body Wash

  • 2 packs Orbit Gum

Spent $26.63 for $60.55 worth of groceries…SAVINGS OF 56%

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This was the haul from my trips to CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and an impromptu visit to Wal-Mart on Tuesday.  What all did I come home with?

  • 2 packs (40 ct each) Pampers Diapers Size 1
  • 3 boxes Kellogg's Raisin Bran Cereal
  • 1 Single-serve Kellogg's Apple Jacks Cereal
  • 6 boxes Tampax Pearl Tampons
  • 3 packs Orbit Gum
  • 8 Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs
  • 2 packs Nestle Crunch Eggs
  • 2 packs Wonka Spree Jelly Beans
  • 2 packs Dove Peanut Butter Eggs
  • 2 packs Ghirardelli Chocolate and Caramel Squares
  • 3 Colgate Maxfresh Toothbrushes
  • 3 Colgate Maxwhite Toothbrushes
  • 2 Lysol Disinfectant Wipes
  • 2 Febreze Air Effects
  • 6 Dawn Dishwashing Liquids
  • 2 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser 2 packs
  • 4 boxes Pediacare Infant Drops
  • 1 Garnier Moisture Rescue
  • 1 Garnier Skin Renew
  • 1 bag of lemons (not on my original list, but I needed them for dinner yesterday)
  • 2 packs Starkist Tuna Pouches
  • 8 can Bumblebee Tuna

Spent just over $80 for $232.61 worth of groceries…SAVINGS OF 65%

I think I’m getting the hang of combining sales prices with a number of coupons to rack up some pretty serious savings overall!  I’ve even been able to start a small stockpile!  Thanks to a wonderful couponing class at my mom’s church (given by Lori Hyde…thanks, lady!) and several online couponing blogs, I’m learning to become a better steward with our household money and I’m also filling my home with food and products that my family needs on a daily basis.  Gotta LOVE those coupons!  If you have any questions about couponing just leave me a comment, and I’ll post my answers for you one day this weekend.

That’s it for today!  Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow with another card.    Until later…

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13 comments:

Marisa said...

You go girl :) Coupons are wonderful - don't go to Mike's without mine LOL! Only danger is you get to enjoy the coupons so much you end up spending money when you don't have to. Well done and keep it up :)

Tanya said...

Haha! I love Publix shopping too! So much fun :D

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Wow, that is a lot of saving. I need to take a couponing class, unfortunately they don't offer any here that I know of.

JenMarie said...

AWESOME! I'm a couponer as well. LOVE Publix!!

Silvia said...

This is fantastic Mercy! Thanks for sharing this!

Nancy L. said...

yay, love reading coupon posts! i don't have a rite-aid around here and publix don't do doublers here in fl. but i love getting the great deals in walgreens. today i got 2 pedicare, 2 coffee creamers, and 3 dawn for a total of $3 and change!!! the pediacare was FREE!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow Mercy!! Those are some amazing savings. Would you share some of the better coupon sites with us?

Elaine M said...

Mercy Mercy - I am in awe! What is Publix? Maybe you could do a "coupon ____day" post and share with us all the things you've learned...just a thought

Deb said...

I am trying to get started in "couponing " too! I second Elaine----- maybe you could have a coupon day class day for us. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!! Where did you take your class?

Jennifer Thomas said...

Would love to have your share more tips. Like: which coupon blog should we start with?

Also, how do you get to buy multiples of one item, aren't there limits of one coupone per purchase on most of these coupons.

I would love to learn more of your tips so please share. Where do I get started?

Horsebroad said...

Which coupon site would you suggest a beginner go to?

Kelly Collins said...

Just got into it myself. Amazing what you can save and what you can get for free! Haven't reached 67% yet!! Good for you - more money for stamps :)!!

Crafty Cath said...

Hey Mercy - what a great way to help with the household budget. I too would love to know some of the websites you are going to. I sure could use a savings of 56%.