Thursday, August 9, 2012

Couponing Fun with Liz

You've probably seen these cute little angelic faces on here before. Ever wonder who they belong to? Well today you shall find out! I have an older sister, Liz, who is the proud Momma to those little girls. She is your typical modern woman, works full time AND cares for her family. She recently got in to couponing and has really saved a TON of money (we're talking hundreds of dollars here people!) Her couponing focuses on groceries and everyday needs. (I tend to use coupons to justify buying the things I WANT not NEED....guess I should learn the latter). Anywho....without further ado, here she is as my first guest blog post: "Couponing Fun with Liz"!

First and foremost, I want to thank my sister for letting me do a guest post on her blog.  A lot of people have seen my success on Facebook and often ask "How?!" Well, here we go!

COUPONING!!!  It's one of my favorite things to do! I have been doing this on and off for about 2 years now, but recently I have gotten into it more hard core. I have a binder FULL of coupons, and each week, I see how many coupon fliers I can get. Then I organize them into categories like meat, dairy, paper products etc. I follow multiple coupon blogs (like The Krazy Coupon Lady and Coupon Connections) that tell me which coupons to use and which store to go to get the items at the best value. I can go into more detail with the process and deciding which coupon to use where in a later post. But for now these are the basics.

For today, I am going to use my trip to Harris Teeter yesterday. It is “Super Doubles” week (this will go on until Tuesday, August 14th so get your butt over there and try it out!), this means, any coupon you present that is between $1.00 and $2.00 will be doubled!! I pair these coupons with the items they have on sale and usually get a great deal!  This picture shows what I got on my trip, all of that before sales and coupons was $77!. After sales and coupons I spent $26!!

Let's break this down a little. The storage bags were “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” and I had a coupon for $1 off 2. They were $4.65 each, therefore, with the sale $4.65 for 2 boxes, then my $1 off, made it $2.65 for 2 boxes because the $1 coupon DOUBLED! Not on sale and without coupons, I would have spent over $9 on 2 boxes, that is about a 70% savings! Now, I dare you to tell me you don’t want something for 70% off! The gum you see in the picture – FREE!!!  Yes, you read that correctly, FREE! They were $1.59 each, on sale for $1, I had a coupon for $1 off two, that coupon DOUBLED therefore, it’s FREE! I also got 6 boxes of pop tarts, yogurt, 4 boxes of Wholly Guacamole. I could go on and on, but I just wanted to give you a taste of how I get amazing deals so you too can be successful at saving money. Let's face it, everyone operates on some kind of budget these days.
I hope you found this post helpful and will give it a try! Leave a comment here if you have any questions or are interested to learn more. I'd be happy to help!
Happy Couponing!

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