Ok, so since I'm not sure what to regularly talk about on this blog, and nothing exciting is going on in my life, other than we finally moved out (its great!), I made my first real chicken pot pie (Thank you again, Betty Crocker) and I finally checked out that "the Stocked Kitchen" book from the library...Because of that, we get to talk about this coupon experiment once a week. Shopping day has moved from Wednesday after payday (twice a month), to probably every Tuesday, because I drive by 2 stores a day in my new commute and its way more convenient than it used to be.
Ok, shopping list consisted of the following items: pears (because they were on sale and are delicious), potatoes, chicken, lunch meat, bread, sloppy joe sauce (because it was on sale for .99/can), granulated garlic, cereal, veg. oil, Excedrin (because we were looking for a ibuprofen alternative anyway, I had a coupon, and it was really cheap), dry milk, olives, corn, refried beans, pork & beans, cheese, ritz crackers, napkins, orange/cinn. rolls, shampoo and freezer pizzas (those Totino's party pizzas). That list was exciting, huh?!?!
After everything was rung up, it came to $100.10. I had I think 5 coupons that were relevant and they took off a whopping total of (!!!!!)... $5.40. On my overall purchase I saved $14.97, because I'm already a super frugal shopper anyway...Example. Last night I had 2 coupons to save $1.00 off a package of 14-16 oz Gold 'n Plump chicken. Okay, great! I'll save $2.00 because we're out of chicken and need 2 packages, its on sale for $3.99 so that's only $3 a package, essentially per pound! So far so good, then, I look over and see that the store packaged chicken breasts are $2.09 a pound! So, I'm planning on spending $6.00 anyway, so I might as well get an additional pound for the same price! So...I spent $6.10 for 3 pounds instead of $5.98 for almost 2. I don't feel bad. :) SO...after we put in the 5 coupons, my total came out to be...(dun dun duuunnn...) $94.70!! $5.30 that I can roll over into next weeks shopping trip! ..Yaay!
Sorry coupons...Its not looking too good. But, don't worry, you still have time to redeem yourself... (get it...redeem! haha!!)