I went grocery shopping today, and I did really well!
I spent $256 for two weeks worth of groceries, household items, and food for Bunco! I thought that was pretty darn good. Of course, I'll have to go back next week for fruit, veggies, milk and bread (and coffee...totally forgot to buy that today) but I still think I'll come in at less than $300 for this two-week period.
And that makes me happy! (Makes John happy too!)
I've decided that I'm going to start posting my 2-week meal plans on my recipe blog. In fact, I posted the meals I shopped for today just a little while ago. You can check my menu plan out here.
OH YEAH, I saved $28.89 in coupons! I was jazzed about that.
So many people tell me that they just don't think it's worth it to clip coupons, but let me show you that yes, it IS worth it.
This is just a sampling of things I bought today.
Toilet paper, laundry detergent (I love Tide), Cascade, a razor for John, and body wash for Will.
I added up the regular price of these five items from my register receipt. Total: $43.66 (Ugh...not good for five items.)
Then, I added up the sale price of these items. This is the price I would have paid had I not had coupons. Total: $30.40 (better)
Next, I added up the price I paid with my coupons. I had
4.00/off Fusion razor
Free body wash with purchase of Fusion razor (cost was 3.99)
$19.41 is good, but Proctor and Gamble had a promo deal going on that if you spent $25 on participating products at this store, you got an additional $5 off at the register.
SO, my total for these 5 products (before tax) was $14.41
That ends up being less than $3 per product.
I'd say it pays to clip coupons wouldn't you???
I also got *free* deodorant today and paid $2.02 for a tube of mascara by combining sales and coupons.
The money I saved today made me feel a little better about the money I wasted last week!
PS--I wrote an entire post about couponing last spring. You can read it here.