Thursday, August 2, 2012

Couponing! Woo Hoo!

Today was my second trip to Food Lion as an official coupon lady :) I love using them. I was so afraid of them at first, and now, I can't imagine shopping without them. I never want to pay full price for ANYTHING. Here's how I did today.

My first stop was to CVS. They have some pretty good deals right now. Here's what I got at CVS:

  • 4 boxes of Raisin Bran
  • 4 boxes of Pops
  • 3 boxes of Frosted Flakes
  • 1 box of Apple Jacks
  • 4 Suave Body Washes
  • 3 boxes of Pop-Tarts (and a raincheck for 3 more)
  • 6 Suave Deodorants
  • 3 boxes of Neosporin
  • 1 box of Bengay
  • 2 bottles of Opti-Free Contact Solution
Total: 140.05
Saved: ~$95
Total paid: $45.05 (68% savings!!!) :)

It took four separate transactions to get it this way! I had to make sure I used my ExtraCare Bucks at the right time and got some ECBs back with each purchase! Totally worth it! I also walked away with $1 ECB after the last transaction. Not a huge reward...but the 68% savings was totally worth it!!!

Then, I went to Food Lion. People say that Food Lion isn't coupon friendly. After today, my friend, I beg to differ. Here's a picture of my loot from today:

  • 2 packs of Scott Ultra Care Toilet Tissue (12 double rolls)
  • 4 bottles of WishBone salad dressing
  • 4 Chobani yogurts
  • 4 frozen pizzas
  • 2 boxes of spaghetti
  • 1 box of farfalle
  • 1 box Stove Top Herb Stuffing Mix
  • 1 box Lipton tea
  • 7 packs of chicken breasts
  • 1 pkg chopped Macadamia Nuts
  • 6 boxes of Hamburger Helper
  • 2 jars of Ragu Alfredo Sauce
  • 2 boxes of Quaker Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal
  • 1 jar of Pesto
  • 1 large tub of Country Crock Margarine Spread
Total: 199.79
Saved: 124.16
Paid: 75.63 (62% savings!!!)

Oh yeah! Oh yeah! I got all of that for 38% of the cost! I got 7 packs of chicken breasts!!!!!!!! Sorry, that was such a huge win!

I refuse to be a couponer who buys things that I'll never need. For example, I could get a Blood Glucose Monitor from CVS for free. I don't need why get it?! I only buy what I need. If there's not a coupon for it, I just try to buy the one that's on sale. I don't need to have brand loyalty on everything. There are TWO things that I won't skimp on though; I have to buy Country Crock for my butter...only the original kind...and I have to have Kraft Mac and Cheese. There's nothing like it :)

Does anyone else coupon? This is my 2nd week and I LOVE IT!