Saturday, July 23, 2011

Coupon Much?

Yes, I know, it's been eons since I posted. I got on FB and somehow it was just quicker/easier or so it seems. When I blog, I like to add pictures and it's not as easy to do w/our current pc setup.

However, here I am....

Recently, I have become re-interested in trying to use coupons to save our family $ on purchases and while I'd like very much to pay $2.00 for a shopping cart full like they do on those extreme coupon shows, I don't think that's going to happen.

I did, however, use a few coupons today and it's the small victories, right? It all adds up.

Target purchase:

Market Pantry hot dog buns:   $.99
Scotch magic tape:                    .60 (on sale!)
Manufac. Coupon:                  -1.00

Total out of pocket for buns and tape:   $.59

That wasn't a big extreme deal, but hey, we use tape!

The older girls were with me, and both did the same transaction - why sep. transactions? The coupon said 1 per transaction on the Target store coupons we had - there was one for Scotch tape for $.50 we used on the other transactions along w/the manuf. coupons. Even better deal! $1.50 off the $.60 tape (which is why we put the buns w/the tape for the transaction, I only had 2 of the Target store coupons though b/c that's all the coupon site would allow to be printed. I keep thinking how fun it would've been if I'd given the $.50 off coupon to Miss A to use along w/the $1.00 off on her order ($1.00 manuf. and $.50 Target coupon), then her total would've been $.09 - oh well, still received the savings, just on my big checkout.

So, there's my "extreme" couponing for the day, LOL. Don't get too jealous!


Amanda Deardorff said...

Were the girls excited to get to make transactions? I know I would have been at that age! Such grown up ladies!!! Love to all!!!

W. Latane Barton said...

Ole Ben F. said that a penny saved is a penny earned and those pennies count up. Great job.