However I have been reading a few blogs lately:
coupon chix and I Heart Publix
Coupon Chix is written by Lindelon who lives in a town neighboring Pensacola, I heard her on the local talk radio station one morning, she teaches a "coupon 411" class. Her blog includes the weekly sales matched with coupons for local grocery stores (Winn Dixie, Publix and Food World) As well as CVS, Walgreens, and This week K-mart is doubling coupons!
I don't know much about the author of I Heart Publix, but I know she loves Publix!
I've been trying to feed a family of 3 on $50 a week. I have not had any sort of "stockpile" since we Lived in NYC which has been pretty discouraging.
Here is what I accomplished today. (Thanks to hooking up my printer)
I am from NJ where every store doubles coupons up to and including 99 cents every day, and usually there are a couple weeks a year that they triple. I lived in NYC for 4 years, same thing there. I moved to SW GA in February of 2008 and I was in for the shock of my life. I couldn't adjust. I was used to sales starting on Sunday. I never got the hang of it. Last night I was planning my shopping. (The LORD blessed us with a little girl in January of 09) and since then my cabinets have virtually been bare. My husband is in a commission only sales job and I have been attempting to shop for a family of 3 on $50 a week, 2 weeks at a time.
I decided to make a list. If it wasn't on the list, I couldn't buy it
I was checking out oupon chix last night and saw that Jimmy Dean sausage (rolls) at Winn Dixie were 2 for $5. I was able to print out 2 $1 off coupons from Facebook. I stopped there this morning on the way home from the pediatrician. When Lydia went down for her nap, I checked her blog again, she still didn't have Publix up, but I took the bull by the hotns.
My husband (Fred) LOVES Lucky Charms, I don't buy them ~ too exensive. Well, Here is what I got:
Lucky Charms BOGO at Publix this Week and I printed off 2 - 55 cent off coupons.
Hamburger Helper 10 for $10 I printed out 2 coupons for $.75 off 3 ( I bought 6)
Motts Apple Juice BOGO
Keebler Town House Crackers BOGO
Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast Entrees 10 for $10 (I got 4) My husband goes through a drive thru almost every morning on the way to the office, I asked him to try these (especially at that price)
Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn 10 for $10 (my fave) (I got 3, with the UPC's from 3 you can send off for a reusable grocery bag)
Campbells Soups 10 for $10 (I got 4)
Green Beans 99 cents a lb
Pepperidge Farms Goldfish (a must with a toddler) 10 for $10 I got 3
Bags of Hearts of Romaine 2 for 4
White Seedless Grapes $1.69 lb
I saved $40.09 I SPENT $37.49!
I did then go to walmart and pick up some things I know are less expensive there. (I was even able to buy two boxes of brownie mix shhh)
A few tips:
- If you use mypoints, print out your coupons through their site powered by (coupons.com and smart source) you earn mypoints for using them
- The Lucky Charms have Box Tops for Education on them; the Hamburger Helper had 1 (plus 3 bonus ones on each box)
- The 4 Betty Crocker Mashed Potato Pouches I got at walmart (68 cents with an internet printed 40 cent off coupon through mypoints) also do.
- If your child is homeschooled, or their school does not participate, and you have no need for these boxtops for education. YOU CAN SELL THEM ON EBAY! I don't know WHY but people clamor to get them, and you can get close to the face value on them! (they are also on my Kotex, and the Scott Toilet Tissue we use)
How did you save money this week? Do you use internet coupons?