Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm a nerd part II

WOO HOO!! Ok, so after being diligent in cutting my coupons and matching them up with sales, I am really seeing that this CAN be beneficial to our budget! So, what have I learned so far? Well, I have found out that there is a learning curve to this whole thing. I have also learned that this is not free money or a get rich quick scam. It takes work. I spoke with a very sweet lady this weekend about her experience and she said that she considers it her part time job. I can see why. You have to be careful to balance this with life and not chase after every possible deal that comes your way. Buy smart, by what you use, not what you think you might use. Don't waste your money on something unless of course it is FREE! Stockpile. That is the essential vocab word to learn, you must stockpile. My kids have already picked up this lingo and say it now! The idea is, catch a great deal and buy as much as you can and set it aside, you never want to pay retail for anything! So, here are some of my finds for this week that I am particularly happy about....
So here is the breakdown...
Barilla pasta, bought two boxes for a total of $1.40 for BOTH
Bulls Eye BBQ Sauce - total 25 cents
Butter in tub - 49 cents
Tortillas - 59 cents
3 pack of socks - I made 12 cents before tax - CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??
Almond breeze - 99 cents bought 4 at this amazing price
Pretzels - 50 cents
packs of gum - 50 cents each
Popcorn $1 for both boxes

Not bad huh? So everything you see here cost about $5.60 before tax...wow.
And not only that, but this was fun to do...feels like a game! I also left some of my coupons around the store for other shoppers on things that were getting close to expiring and I was not going to use. That was kind of fun too. Ok, gotta go...must find more coupons! ;) Kidding! Gonna go get my jammies on and enjoy a quiet evening with my family!

4 comments:

Denise said...

That's awesome! Are you doing the Grocery Game? I have not done too well the past few weeks, but I normally match coupons w/ sales, and Love it!

Pink Slippers said...

I don't do the grocery game...I am trying to save as much as possible. Instead I have about 3 or 4 blogs I head off to every morning and read up on the latest finds. I have found them to be VERY helpful in making matches. I also spent a couple of hours on Sunday evening cutting coupons then matching them up to the sales ads, making notes to myself. Do you do the grocery game? I have heard of others that do....just don't want to pay for it!

~ Denise ~ said...

Woohoo!!! Now that's an awesome shopping trip if I ever saw one! ;) Congrats, you official coupon nerd, you! BTW, here's a little treat for you: http://chaimommy.blogspot.com/2010/07/check-it-out-im-beautiful-blogger.html

barretts6 said...

You are awesome! Don't think I have that patience.