So I have been wanting to get into couponing for a while, but everytime I tried I just got too overwhelmed. I always headed to the store with my handy coupon organizer in hand with a great list and plan only to end up frustrated and just hurrying and grabbing whatever to get us through the week. But with some new found motivation and a little encouragement from a co-worker I decided to try again. Now, let me be clear. I am by no means trying to become an "extreme couponer" nor do I want to. I have no interest AT ALL in doing any major "stockpiling" nor do I have the storage for that, but I am excited to save on items that I would usually buy anyway, for a much lower price. So far, I (and Ella Grace) have made 2 trips with our coupons and list. I was pretty excited after my first trip.
This is my goods from my first trip. This all cost around $50, but I didn't have coupons for all of these items. On this trip, I was more excited at the thought of how little I paid for some individual items (like $.02 for a bottle of Advil, and $.50 for a box of granola bars) rather than my total price.
Today, I took my second trip. And did better!
(And yes, I might or
might not have a problem with junk cereal...)
I scored this stuff for a cool $18! Including a FREE box of cereal (my favorite, too!), $.24 for glass cleaner, $.39 for pickles and quite a few other items for under $1! I'm pretty pumped : ) So, I guess couponing isn't so bad after all. Just takes a little extra planning, but it pays off...quite literally. I actually kinda look forward to buying groceries now. Well, that might be a little exaggerated. Let's just say I don't dread it as much. And Ella Grace is a lot happier because the trips are pretty quick! She's not a big fan of grocery shopping, but I can't say I blame her. Speaking of my sweet girl we should close with a picture of her! Only because she is the BEST : )
My sweet girl on our first coupon trip!