I decided that I would make it a weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) post in which I'll show you my purchase, my cost/savings and the best deals out there. I will do my best to include where I received the coupons from so that you too can get in on the good deals. Also, I almost always do my shopping at Publix so if for some reason I don't list where I bought something from it's pretty safe to assume it was a Publix find.
This week wasn't my best. If I stuck to my list I would have been OK but I ended up adding a few extras while I was there (so bad....I know! that is like the number one no no of couponing!). You see though I hadn't prepared anything for dinner because we were supposed to head out to a restaurant (don't worry...we have a gift card :) ) but my husband had to work late....so I ended up picking up some frozen pizzas....at least they were buy one get one. And we were in desperate need of conditioner and trash bags (don't worry I'm working on creating a stock pile now!) So these little extra cost threw me off a bit.
Total Cost: $138.42
Total Savings: $74.45 (54% savings)
Not to bad for all that food and not a whole lot of prep time!
Here were my best deals...
- Dannon Activia Yogurt: 3/$6
- Smart Source(January 9) $1off/4 pack (used 3) total per 4 pack $1
- Uncle Ben's Rice: B1G1
- Red Plum (January 9) $1off/2 (Used 2) total per box $0.50
- Progresso Soup: B1G1
- $1/4 cans (used 2) total per can $0.93
- Lysol Nutra Air Sanitizing Spray: B1G1
- Smart Source (January 9) $1.50 off/1 (used 2) total per spray $0.29
I am also working on a new organizational system. I was clipping coupons and filing them every week but honestly I got totally burnt out and actually took a month off couponing (yeah that's right...I totally blew the budget!) But I'm thinking my new system will help to keep me from getting so exhausted and it will take a whole lot less time. As soon as it is complete I will let you know how it's going!
I would love to hear your tips and tricks from couponing. I am still a complete novice and just learning as I go!