Sunday, May 18, 2008

I finally broke down....

This past week I've gotten a hair over using coupons. I always have a some sort of deal when I get stuff at JC Penney's. (Oh yeah, my entire family is the a poster child for their clothes!) I'm way past needing to look cool or different. Anyways...so I started my little coupon collection for groceries. With gas nearly $4.00 a gallon here, it's time to find ways to save a little. (Um, my jewlery supplies don't count!) So when shopping this past week, I sat down with the Meijer's ad and checked for things that I needed, and if they were only sale. Plus, I checked to see if I had a coupon. Yes, ladies...I've turned into my mother. lol!

Drumroll.....I saved $26.40 with just the coupons I printed out or clipped. Add the nearly $55 that I saved for buying what was on sale (like the Buy 1, Get 2's) and I'll be damned if I didn't save over $80. YAY! lol! Wayne joked that I could have been doing this all long. Ummm...maybe, but I didn't have the patience or time or energy when the kids were smaller. Diapers and formula never go on sale. So it seemed pointless at the time. Thank goodness those days are over...or so it seems. ;-)

So shopping takes a little more time, but...hey...saving a little is worth it. Otherwise Wayne is going to make me get a ~*gulp*~ JOB! Hahahaha!

3 comments:

Jess said...

Hey be sure to share any websites you find any good coupons-I can never find any good ones! Saving cash here too!

Melissa Wagner said...

Jess,

I printed out some decent ones at coupons.com, but other than that, my best ones came from the Grand Rapids Press. But I'm on the hunt for a better site online. :-)

Dawn said...

GREAT SAVINGS!!! I wish I could do that good. Our local stores have had issues with coupon fraud so they won't accept any from online and our newspaper doesn't give out anything I can use most weeks. :0(