Adventures in Couponing.

Posted by Michelle on August 18th, 2013 . Filed under: Couponing .

So it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted one of my coupon adventures.  I’ve slowed way down on my “extreme” couponing this summer for a couple of reasons.  First, I hate the heat.  I mean I just hate it.  I get out and about and then I’m hot and cranky and I just want to go home and flop down in the A/C.  And second, because my stockpile is full, I haven’t had a real need to get anything.  Of course we get the staples every week:  milk, bread, fresh produce, and eggs.  But beyond that, not too much shopping goin’ on.  However, with school starting back up in 10 days, along with weekly religious ed classes for the kids, and weekend soccer for my daughter, and BSU football games, I decided that I needed to start back up again and stock up on things when I saw them because my time is going to be limited very soon.

Fred Meyer had a great deal on milk this week.  Half gallons were 99-cents.  And then they had a friends & family deal where you could get an additional 10% off, so that made them 90-cents which = $1.80 per gallon of milk.  Pretty good deal.  So we got something like 12 gallons twice this week.

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Albertsons had Jiffy Pop for 99-cents, I had coupons for $1-off-2 which made them 50-cents each.  My kids love popcorn, and it’s a snack that I am OK with them eating whenever, and they can make it on their own.  They also had a deal on S&W beans that made them 32-cents with a coupon, and then I got some at Walmart for 18-cents with a coupon.  We’re only about a month away from calico beans in the crockpot!

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This was a great trip to the Walmart.  The Bic shavers were $2.96 each, and I had $3 coupons.  The sponge and the pens were 97-cents each, and I had $1 coupons.  But the steal was the shaving cream.  The big ones were $1.72 and I had coupons for $6-off-3 which made me $1.68 on the 6.  But the little ones were only $1.27 which made me $10.95 on 15 of them.  So this whole picture made me $13.08 to go towards paying for the rest of my groceries.

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Like these Snapea Crisps.  Gross.  My husband loves them.  $1.50 each, and I had BOGO coupons, so they were 75-cents each.  Martha White muffin mixes were 19-cents each after coupons.

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Sunny D was on sale for 68-cents at Winco.  The sweet potato chips were $1.88 and I had coupons for 75-cents off which made them $1.13 each.  I had coupons for $1 off any Kikkoman product, and these sauce packs were 72-cents each = free.

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Did I tell you that I was contacted to be on Extreme Couponing?  I’m not going to – for various reasons – but it was pretty cool hearing from them.

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3 Responses to Adventures in Couponing.

  1. Michele aka Derbylea

    Wow extreme couponing!! I think you might be a little to down to earth for them. You don’t seem to have crazy written all over you! (Thats a compliment, I swear!) Thanks for sharing your deals- I love these posts.

  2. Jessie McLaughlin

    Hi Michelle! Who knew that they would go through blogs! Neat! I agree with Michele you are to sane to be on Extreme couponing!! Love seeing what you save! Have a great week!

  3. LJS

    Do It!! You HAVE to do it!
    That show was MADE for YOU!!! : )

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