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I think we may have discussed this before, but who uses coupons when they shop? I never really did, but last week I only bought things that had coupons (and that were things I would normally buy, not random stuff just bc I had a coupon) and I saved $46! I'm going to go buy a couple of papers today and see if I can save more tomorrow. It's kind of fun! I don't want to end up with a stockpile or anything, but saving a little money is nice!
I've always used coupons. My mom did when I was growing up so I've just carried on with it. I don't go crazy or anything. I only cut coupons for things I use. I do have a small health and beauty stockpile, but we're kind of short on space so I can't keep too much.
I use coupons if they are big enough (like $1 or more). I am always racing to get done shopping so no time for 35 cent ones . I do use Target Cartwheel as I can search while holding a sleepy baby and then just scan my phone.
We are avid couponers in this household. We have a very tight budget so anyway we can stretch it... the better. Stores aroundhere do not double coupons. So generally I match coupons with sale prices and then price match through Walmart. It probably saves me 20 bucks or so a week. But hey its an extra 80-100 a month we can put toward other things. Plus I get kind of a crazy thrill from saving money
I know, it's fun and exciting to save!! I am only buying things today that are either on sale or I have a coupon for. And I have some things that are on sale and I have a coupon. So hopefully I figured it all out correctly and can use all my coupons and will save a lot! We will see!
I was better at it when it was just the boys and they were old enough to leave home with DH while I shopped. I did all the lists then. I would often save 20% on my order. Need to get better at it when Elli is a little bigger. Not sure I will ever be good enough to hit $85.
I spent much more than $85. But I have enough food for at least two weeks and a lot of it is things that will keep longer if I don't eat them (like soup, etc). But if I had bought all the same things or even some of the things without the coupons, I would have spent more!