Yep. I have jumped on the coupon bandwagon. I know. I know. I really do know how some people feel about "couponers". I was the same way myself. I thought it wasn't worth the effort and I thought that only "poor" people used coupons. Boy was I wrong on both accounts!
I have only been using coupons since the first of March. So, it is all pretty new to me. However, I have to say that I am AMAZED at how much money I save. Actually, I am pretty darn mad that I have EVER paid full price for some of the items I have paid full price for over the years!
Today was pretty fun. I ended up scoring 8 FREE bottles of body wash and some other screaming deals!
Here is my loot from today:
The retail price of the items I purchased to day was, are you ready for it? It was, $131.72. Yep. In years past, that is exactly what I would have paid for it too.
Today? Well, today, I paid a total of $23.64. Yes indeed! I saved just over 83% on my purchases today. I am pretty happy about it too :) Especially since none of the stores in my area double coupons. If they did, my total would have been MUCH less than that!
So, basically I got all of the items above for only $3.69 more than what I would have just paid for the Connect-4 game alone!
It is definitely the thrill of the hunt when I go shopping now. I try and see how low I can get that total to go before I walk out the door.
The cashier was pretty impressed today. He gave me my first total, and then when I handed him my coupons and he finished the final total he said, "Holy cow! That's crazy!" I just smiled and left the store thinking about how much money I saved and how my stash at home is growing by the minute at relatively little or no cost to my family. Gotta love that!!!