Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Fun with Coupons

Since I work from home, I also try to cook at home as much as possible. I am not great about this, but I am improving. I have started to become an Extreme Coupon person. I don't usually buy a ton of coupons from eBay or clipping sites, but I do get the weekly paper and my mom passes her coupons on to me as well. I wanted to share my coupon experience from today. I went to the local commissary where stuff is cheaper. I try to shop here most of the time, but it is a bit of a drive if I just need a couple of things. Here is what I picked up today.

I spent $2.00 on the Maalox coupons on eBay. They were for $5 off of a bottle. I got them for $3.99 which means they paid me to buy them. I had coupons for other items I bought as well. Two things on the shopping trip did not have coupons.

I got a grand total of $51.16 worth of groceries for only $6.56! It was $8.56 if you count what I spent on the coupons. Not a bad deal at all! I will be sharing the Maalox with family, but if they are going to pay me to buy something I want as many as I can get for myself. I love saving money!


  1. That is fabulous, Mandy! I keep telling myself I need to get the Sunday paper, I just haven't done it yet. Is that pie? I could use some of that right now.

  2. Wow, that is beyond impressive! Way to go!

  3. That is pie! It is really good too lol

  4. Living in the boonies has issues, such as no real "local" grocery stores and city newspapers are hard to come by.

    I use printable coupons when I remember, and use digital coupons for the grocery store card I have.

    Once upon a time I used this site:

    and ebay. One of these days I need to get back to coupons and save myself some money!

  5. WOW! Amazing!
    Can I ask how much time you spend going over ads, coupons, etc?

    @Chrystal~ I too live in a rural area with only a small grocery store (8 ailses total). They do put out a small weekly ad in the paper. Do you know of where I can go online to see if I can find coupons to match the weekly ads of my small-town store? I've never really researched this before.

    But WOW....maybe I should start!

  6. Great job - I love couponing too and have saved our family so much money because of them.

  7. DH is the coupon clipper in the family as he is the one who ends up buying. I make sure I put aside the triple coupons that come in the mail for our local store, but he pulls the ones out of the Sunday paper.

    The savings does add up.