May 26

Shopping visit – May 26, 2011

Groceries_201105261 Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor (and extra blade), 6 Listerine Whitening & Restoring rinse, 4 John Frieda Root awakening shampoo (though I had to settle for one that wasn’t ’30% more free’, 2 Irish Spring Hair & Body Wash, 1 Pure Silk shaving cream, 2 Glade air fresheners, 2 Dove deodorant, 1 Degree deodorant, 1 Trident Vitality Gum, 2 Bayer Advanced (20ct), 2 Bayer Low Dose (32 ct), 1 bag Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries, 2 boxes of Boca burgers, and 5 Skinny Cow Snack crisps (these are AWESOME btw)…TOTAL RETAIL (between the three purchases at Publix, Walgreens, and CVS) was $111.69…BUT with the right sales, coupons, rebates, etc. I paid $8.23 out of pocket!!!!

TOTAL SAVINGS:  92.6%

 

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May 23

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May 19

Shopping visit – May 19, 2011

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12 rolls of Scott mega-roll paper towels, 360 Chinet napkins, 3 ‘BAM’ Ravioli, 2 Arm & Hammer Complete Care toothpaste, 2 Reach toothbrushes, 2 Old Spice Body wash, 1 Gillete Body wash, 3 Dove deodorant, and b/c of an “overage” in the 8 Pedigree Dentastix I picked up, I was able to get 2 large packages of Cole garlic bread and 1 package of Publix turkey meat…for free – thanks Guinevere!!! TOTAL RETAIL (between the three purchases at Publix, Walgreens, and CVS) was $80.31…BUT with the right sales, coupons, rebates, etc. I paid $7.43 out of pocket!!!!

TOTAL SAVINGS:  90.7%

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May 12

Shopping visit – May 12, 2011

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48 rolls Cottonelle, 2 bottles grape juice, 2 boxes Zatarain’s rice, 6 family size Mac & Cheese, 2 granola cereal, 1 Suave Professionals shampoo, 2 dish detergents, 2 Colgate, 75 flossers, 12 razors, 3 deodorant, and 20 ‘AA’ batteries…TOTAL RETAIL (between the four purchases at Publix, Walgreens, Staples, and CVS) was $99.71…BUT with the right sales, coupons, rebates, etc. I paid $8.00 out of pocket!!!!

TOTAL SAVINGS: 108.0%

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Apr 25

Shopping visit – April 25, 2011

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6 bottles of Powerade, 1 2-liter of Coke, 4 cases of Splenda (100 ct. each), 1 OJ, 2 boxes of Granola bars (12 bars each), 1 Glade spray, Finesse shampoo, Nexcare bandages (30 ct.), Clorox Cleaner with Bleach, 2 Tilex Fresh Shower, 4 boxes of Bic Flex 4-blade razors (3 ct. each…these were retailing at $5.49 EACH), 2 packages Stayfree pads (16 ct. each), 6 Butterfinger Snackerz, Skittles, Dove Deodorant…TOTAL RETAIL (between the three purchases at Publix, Walgreens, and CVS) was $108.38…BUT with the right sales, coupons, rebates, etc. I paid $4.68 out of pocket!!!!

TOTAL SAVINGS:  95.7%

 

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Apr 14

Shopping visit – April 14, 2011

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6 boxes of cereal (this round was healthy stuff for my wife, Shelley), 4 boxes of  snacks, 4 boxes (of four each) yogurt, and a package of hot dogs (I had  to get SOMETHING I’d enjoy)…total Publix retail cost = $48.49. But with the right sale and the right coupons, the “out the door” was $4.74.  BUT WAIT – the $50.00 Amex card you see in the front was $44.95 after activation fee, meaning that it was a free $5.05 so – the FINAL PRICE …negative $0.31 !!!!

TOTAL SAVINGS:  102.1%

 

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Apr 08

Shopping visit – April 8, 2011

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6 boxes of cereal, 8 boxes of snacks, 4 boxes of pasta, 2 dressings, 2 marinades, 2 frozen veggies, and 2 packages of beggin’ strips…total Publix retail cost = $80.02.  But with the right sale and the right coupons, the “out the door” was $13.45.  BUT WAIT – With the mail in rebates on the cereal – the FINAL PRICE …$0.88!!!!

TOTAL SAVINGS:  99.0%

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Apr 02

In the beginning…

Too many people have watched certain TV shows and thought to themselves, “I will save thousands and pay nothing for groceries ever again” only to find that they don’t save “thousands” on day one.   Then the immediate rush quickly turns to outright discouragement.  That’s where someone like myself comes in…

See…I started a couple months ago with this whole “extreme couponing” thing, and in a VERY short amount of time, I’ve amassed a respectable (and reasonable) sized stockpile.  I have no need for 300 bottles of mustard, but when the local stores offer to give me body wash, or better yet, to pay me to take it out of the store, I have to admit, I’m “all in” for a few bottles.

So as a full time IT professional that also does work on the side as a photographer, as a devoted husband and father trying to provide for his family through a very rough financial recession, I had to figure out how to make it all work, and all the while, do it without sacrificing time with my family and my friends.  That was mandatory as my family is the most important part of my life.

And in only an hour a day’s time, I’ve found that delicate balance that keeps my shopping in check, that allows me to make savings upwards of 90%, and that allows me to not have it impact the family…much.

We all hit that “is it worth it” moment in the beginning, and so I started this blog in an attempt to help those out that need help get past that initial hurdle, past the part where you ask, “why didn’t I save $1,000 on day one” and into the groove of coupon shopping, a bit above the norm, but not as extreme that immediate therapy would be required.

 

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Aug 31

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Aug 31

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