My journey to shoot for the moon.

Big Time Couponing!

I’ve always been a big coupon user.  My coupon box (one that was made for coupons specifically) is about the size of 4 index card boxes and it has a handle.  I don’t remember where I got it and it has been beaten up pretty good, but it works and I use it regularly.  A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a website I found that is for Colorado couponers (Bargain Blessings). I’ve been looking at it pretty regularly and have made use of some of the deals.

Today, though I went to town!

At Target – I got 5 boxes of Chewy Granola bars for $7 ($1.40 per box).  They were 4 boxes for $9 dollars and Buy 4 Get 1 Free.  There were also coupons on the Target website that were $1 off 2 boxes.  This is a good deal.

It was at Safeway that I really did well.

4 Boxes of Nature Valley Granola Bars (originally 3.29 each) $13.16 -$6.00 (Safeway coupon for $1.79 each) = $7.16 – $4.00 (Buy 4 and Save $4 with card) = $3.16 – 2.00 (2 Coupons buy 2 get .50 off + doubled coupons to .50) = .29 per box

4 Pilsbury Crescent Rolls (originally $1.99 each) $7.96 – $1.20 (Safeway coupon for $1.60 each) = $6.76 – $2.00 (2 Coupons buy 2 get .50 off + doubled coupons to .50) = 4.76 = $1.19 each

4 Fiber One Products (originally$3.79 each) $15.16 – $4.00 (Buy 4 and Save $4 with card) = $11.16 – $2.80 (3 coupons – .40 doubled to be .80 and 2 @.50 doubled to be 1.00) = $8.36 = $2.09 each

4 Boxes Fruit Snacks (originally $2.99) = $11.96 – $4.00 ((Buy 4 and Save $4 with card) = $7.96 -$2.80 (Club card price $2.29) = 5.16 – $2.00 (2 Coupons @ -.50 for 2 each doubled to $1.00) = $3.16 = .79 per box

4 Packages of Spaghetti (originally $1.00 each) $4.00 – .84 (Safeway coupon for .79 each) = $3.16 = .79 each

4 Boxes of Cereal (Wheat Chex, Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs and Trix – originally $12.86 total) $12.86 – $4.90 (Safeway coupon for $1.99 each) = $7.96 – $4.00 (Buy 4 and Save $4 with card) = $3.96 – $1.00 (Coupon buy 3 get -$1) = $2.96 = .74 each

My subtotal before all discounts were taken was $92.12 (obviously I bought some other stuff).  I had $36.49 in Safeway Card Savings.  I had $14.67 in Coupons and 3.80 in coupon doubling.  The total saved was $54.96 as I paid $37.18 (61%).

$37.18 for 4 boxes of cereal, 4 boxes of Nature Valley Granola Bars, 4 Boxes of Fiber One Snack Bars, 3 Cans of Progresso Soup, 4 Rolls of Crescent Rolls, 4 packages of spaghetti, 3 Knorr Side dishes, 1 box Cheese-its and 4 boxes of Fruit Snacks.  In all I bought 33 items (I bought a small cooler and some ice as I had a doctor’s appointment after my shopping and I didn’t think to bring something with me) at Safeway.  Wow!  No wonder I’m tired.

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Comments on: "Big Time Couponing!" (2)

  1. I’m a big couponer as well. Not “extreme” like the tv show, but aim to save at least 50% with every shopping trip. I can’t imagine why people would possibly shop without paying attention to prices or wanting to use coupons. I probably save $200-$300/month with coupons- and that’s just for the two of us.
    Good finds Robin!

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    • When I was working full-time and going to school, couponing was iffy. When the boys were little, it was a BIG activity. Now that I am unemployed, when I can find deals like these . . . well, I have 2 growing boys. The granola bars and fruit snacks will last us quite a while! But it can be time consuming. Today wouldn’t have been possible if I was working full-time. I wouldn’t have had the energy to hit 2 different stores and search out the deals, I would have gone to 1 store and used what coupons I had for what I was buying anyway. My pantry is small here (in IL I didn’t have a pantry and used a closet) and I am going to work on re-doing it so that it will work better for stocking up. That will be my next project. Maybe I should take pictures . . .

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