Monday, February 28, 2011

$AVE with coupons!

If you haven't already, this is a GREAT week to start clipping, organizing and using coupons!!  Most of us could afford to save a few dollars, especially with the escalating gas prices.  By no means am I an expert but I strive to become more coupon savvy with every grocery trip.  Since our family of four lives on one full income I am able to do my part to stretch every dollar by finding ways to save on the things we buy most. 

This handy dandy organizer goes everywhere with me.  I have my coupons in order by expiration date and divided into the following categories:
  • food groceries
  •  household staples
  •  toiletries
  •  diapers/wipes
  •  restaurants
  •  specific store deals

Although I am still learning, couponing has become very addicting!  I hate to pay full price now.  Here is what I got at CVS this morning.  Bounty, (3) Charmin, (2) Tide, (2) Crest, (3) Dawn, contact solution and an Oral B toothbrush.  I used a coupon for each item, got a couple things completely free and earned $20 in extra care bucks for my next visit.  It's defnitely worth signing up for a (free) membership card to whichever store is closest to you! 

Maybe I've gone a little overboard, but the Smiths will have clean dishes for a verrrrry long time.....

And we will have sparkly fresh teeth for months......

Wonder what I can stock up on next???

1 comment:

  1. wowzers! great deals! i need to check out CVS!