I have just recently become a couponholic. I have always used coupons, but since May 09, I have started mathcing coupons with the sales ads. For our family of five, I was spending between $800-$1,000 a month on groceries. I now spend between $25.00-$40.00 a week on groceries. I have relatives, friends, and neighbors asking how to start couponing and is it really worth the effort. This is the reason I have started my own blog, so I can share my success with others and to prove it is really worth the effort you put into couponing.
Go here to print. Scroll down to the bottom, and click on the link to register for the Post Natural Advantage Newsletter. After doing so, you’ll be sent an email to print a coupon good for $2 off one box of Post Shredded Wheat, Grape Nuts or Raisin Bran!
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I had a pretty good trip to Publix. I can't get my totals to match my receipt. The cashier must have not scanned all my coupons. I have several money makers in this transaction: Phazyme, Rolaids, Johnson & Johnson, and Yakisoba.
(8) Dole Fruit Bowls (1) Orville Popcorn (1) Aunt Jemima Pancake (1) Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal (4) Fresh Express Salad Mix (8) Kraft Salad Dressings (4) Uncle Ben’s Rice (8) Bush’s Beans (1) Ken’s Honey (2) Cheerios Cups (11) New York Texas Toast (2) Stir Fry Mix (2) Ritz Crackers (4) Rolaids (4) Birdseye Steamfresh (8) Yakisoba Gallon Publix Milk (6) Phazyme (4) Johnson & Johnson First Aid (4) Soft Scrub Whole Wheat Flour
Total OOP: $28.00 + $5.18 (Tax) Total Savings: $180.87 Percentage Saved: 84%
2011 Year To Date Expenses (Includes Grocery & Drug Stores)
Average Weekly Spending:
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MQ- Manufacturer coupon
SS- SmartSource insert
RP- Red Plum insert
PG- Procter Gamble
IP- Internet Printable
IE- Internet Explorer
WYB- when you buy
BOGO- Buy One, Get One
ECBs- Extra Care Bucks (CVS)
OOP - Out of Pocket
PQ - Publix Coupon