Saturday, March 21, 2009

Frugal Feels Fantastic!!!

It is no big secret that I am a fan of coupons. Jeremy and my Dad pick at me for it, but I save an average of 60% on our grocery bill each week with my cut-outs and print offs. We laugh at how we don't need to get too attached to a certain product because you may never see it again depending on what the best deal is!

Tonight at CVS I did the best I EVER have with my coupons and Extra Care Bucks!

Zyrtec - $12.74 minus $3 store coupon and $4 MFG coupon = $5.74

Colgate Toothpaste - $2.99 minus $1.50 MFG coupon = $1.49

Purex Detergent - Regular $6.99 on sale for $2.99 minus $1 MFG coupon = $1.99

Progresso Soup - $2.49/can minus 4/$5 store sale minus $3 MFG coupon =$2 for 4 cans

Revlon Foundation - $13.29 minus $2 MFG coupon = $11.29

Revlon Lipstick - $9.99 minus BOGO discount = free

Fusion Razor Cartridges - $14.99 minus $3 in store coupon minus $4 MFG coupon =$7.99

Fusion Shaving Gel - $4.99 minus BOGO discount from razors = free

Dry Idea Deoderant - $2.99 minus $1 store coupon minus $2 MFG coupon = overage of 1 cent

Original Total: $83.71

Total Less Coupons: $32.32

Total Less Extra Care Bucks total of $29.03

OUT OF POCKET COST: $3.29 !!!!!!!!!!!! That is 96% Savings!!!!

With costs of items we all need to survive raising to out of control prices, I feel like couponing is even more important. There are some other local blogs out there that have some focus on blogging. In addition I have posted links on the bottom right hand side of my page for some blogs that have really helped me out! Good luck and may you save money!


Nan said...

I have several friends who do the couponing thing, and I think it's great. I would love to be a part of the frugal wars, but I can't ever remember to take my shopping list with me, much less coupons, and then I could never keep straight what store I was supposed to go to for what deal!! I'm too simple-minded ;o)

Brandie said...

Wow you are way better than me..I seem to always forget the ones I!! :)