Tuesday, October 20, 2009


...The Beginning.

I'm not sure how many of you know about my new found love for coupons...so I thought I would explain it a little. Every Sunday I get 5 papers. I take out the coupons, cut them all out, and then put them in this binder.

There are several different sections in my binder. (Baby, Pets, Bread, Dairy, Desserts, Cleaners, Hygiene, etc.) I also have sections for the different stores I go to. Individual coupons for those stores go in their sections. I look at the adds each week to see if there is anything that pops out at me. I try not to buy anything unless I have a coupon for it...and the ultimate goal would be to have that item be on sale and use a coupon.

I also use websites. The one I love the most is http://www.savvyshopperdeals.com. It is wonderful. You go to the "Shopping Wizard" and select the store you want. You can make lists. It shows you the coupons you can use. It's wonderful!

My greatest deal this past weekend was this:

These razors were at Smiths grocery store. They were on sale for $2.99 each. I had a coupon for $3.00 off. That's right! I paid -$0.01 to take these razors home with me. LOVE IT!

Hopefully I'll be getting some more great deals like this. I love the thrill of figuring out how to spend less money on something. Especially when it means I'm buying in bulk, building my food storage, getting some things for charity, and trying things I wouldn't normally try.


Katy said...

You've got some serious organizational skills to be able to do this.

Diana and Fam said...

I love the high you get after walking out of a store with tons of stuff for cheap! I love couponing too!

Jessica Havican said...

so that's how you do it! I always wondered how people got something for free or almost free. I must get into this coupon business. You're so organized about it too. This may become my new obsession very soon. :-)