August 1, 2011

couponing

Okay so I know it's kind of annoying when people post pictures of what they bought and how much they saved so don't get too irritated at me.

There is only one store I know of that doubles coupons in our area- and that's Alberton's.  Unlike a lot of stores that double though, you only get two coupons to double in one transaction and there is a limit of three transactions.  So that means you only get to double 6 coupons.  Not great, but hey it's something right?  Oh and you only get three days to use them!  I was reading on some blogs that they're getting really annoyed at Albertson's and saying it's not even worth it to make the trip.  Oh well, it seems worth it to me if it's something our family uses.

I carted munchkin pants off to the store early this morning to get my 6 items.  Here they are...


Two boxes of Texas Toast for the freezer/stockpile
Toothpaste for the stockpile
1 Box of cookies for the stockpile
2 Bags of twizzlers for my son's party at the end of the month.

Total for 6 items was $3.89.  On the three transactions I saved 85%, 77%, 86% not too shabby.

I've been struggling my way through this couponing craze, following "the rules"...and I still don't see how those extreme couponers purchase and save so much.  Most stores are really strict now and I noticed on most of my coupons there is a 4 coupon limit for a single item.  It boggles my mind.  I'm okay with building my stockpile slowly but surely.  Like the FabuLESSly Frugal ladies say- it's extreme couponing done right.

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