Couponing is going great. I put off my trip this "week," but I think I still did ok. A couponer's week begins on Wednesday with the sales, and ends on Tuesday, before the next sale starts. So pretty much when I did my shopping tonight (Monday) it was like shopping on Saturday night. The shelves were picked pretty clean, but I still managed a pretty good night.
When I walked in the door I told Eric my trip had been monumental. He said, "Why? Did you get all that stuff for $5?" He was being a smarty pants, but he was right! (Well, close to right).
Here are my purchases:
5 Mac N' Cheeses
6 Apple Juices
2 Block of cheddar cheese
Here is my receipt:
BUT, my purchases also generated a $1.50 catalina (those things that print at the end of your transaction, I always ignored them until I wised up). A catalina like this one is as good as cash, on my next purchase. So, I could consider it like I got all that stuff for $5.74 (7.24-1.50)
Either way, 16 items for $7.24. I also earned $.05 off per gallon at the Albertsons gas pumps.
Eric thinks its hilarious how long my receipts have gotten. Not because I buy more stuff, but because each item has two lines now, one for the item, and one for its coupon:
I went to Walmart this past week to see if I was really saving that much money by doing this, and I have to say, yes. Definitely yes. I think the easiest way to "make" more money is to make the money that you already have work for you. I feel pretty good about my $7 worth tonight.