Monday, January 25, 2010

Groceries and MONEY!!!

I've always been fairly conservative when it comes to money (not too hard to do when you don't have much to begin with!, ha!). I invest conservatively, I spend SUPER conservatively and I can spot a bargain from 10 miles away! When it's time to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving or the day after Christmas, it's ME you want to go with, trust me! ha-ha

There is a girl in our Sunday School class, and one whom I've known for the better part of my life who saves A TON OF MONEY in groceries!!! She does this through using coupons at various stores and "stacking" coupons to save more money! I was so excited when another of my friends, sweet Danielle, hosted a class at her home last week!! We learned all about how to stack those coupons!

I ventured to Publix a few days after my first class and here's what I got:

I was able to get all the above for $7.67 (or something close to it)..with tax, it was right at $8.00...I COULD HAVE walked out of there spending only $3, but I didn't see my subtotal before I handed them my coupons and so I didn't get to use my $5 off a $20 purchase coupon. BUMMER! But....live and learn! I'm thinking I still got a good deal on the above items for only $8.00!!! (probably the only reason I still spent $8 is because that shortening you see was $4 by itself!) I think I got one other item too, but I put it somewhere else in the house and then couldn't remember what it was.....sorry!

Stay tuned to see and hear about my great grocery deals!

~CB~

10 comments:

  1. I need to learn how to do this!!! ASAP.

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  2. YAY!! I love saving money--I have cut my grocery bill in HALF using coupons!

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  3. Now tell me about this "stacking."

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  4. Yay! Put all that new knowledge to use! I am going to try some tomorrow!!! :)

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  5. Good for you, Charon! That's huge. I know what you mean about being cheap! Coupons are a lifesaver.

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  6. I have no idea how to stack coupons. What does that even mean? Do you put them in a nice, neat pile? I need to learn... Hook me up Charon!

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  7. That's awesome, Charon! I need to start saving like that.

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  8. That is good to be able to save money in this day and age. We don't get a newspaper so I don't have much opportunity to clip coupons. I remember my mother"s coupon holder bulging with coupons and she made sure she used all of them before they expired. I think it's a great way to save money when you have a young, growing family.

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  9. Okay, so would your friend be will to come teach a class to about 5-10 of me and my friends. We would all even chip in and give her a good 'ol fashion love offering to help us. Several of my friends have been clipping coupons but are still waiting on the big savings. Seriously, let me know I would really be interested. And let her know that I'm not some kind of crazy person :)

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  10. I too have no idea what coupon stacking is... can we request a detailed post... ;) I consider myself fairly coupon savvy... but this sounds like something BIG that I am missing out on! ;) Happy Monday afternoon!
    Jenn~

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