Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Coupon Queen.


I know you've all seen them, the ladies with giant notebooks full of baseball card dividers in the grocery store full of coupons. We'll I've turned into one of them! A month or so ago I attended a coupon class and learned oh so much on how to play the game. Today started triples at the teet and I saved $45 while spending $50 and got things like sour cream, tooth paste, and salsa for free!

A few tips I learned from the class: use your coupons when the item is on sale ... its how you end up with a free treat like warm delights! Also there are many websites dedicated to couponing that makes the deals much easier for you and thus less time consuming! If you live in the South, check out www.southernsavers.com. Click on the grocery of your choice and BAM, they've spelled out what products to use which coupons on and how much they'll be!

Another FABULOUS tip I learned was that military base groceries accept expired coupons for up to 3 months past their expiration date. Click on this link to find an address and send your expired coupons to a military family serving our country overseas. I sent off my first set yesterday to a base in Germany!

The coupon teacher's mantra was "Spend Less, ___________ more." The class came up with some great fill in the blanks: Save, Travel, Give, Celebrate, Relax...

Happy Saving!

15 comments:

Belle on Heels said...

oooh...thanks for posting!! i am trying really hard to get better about this because groceries and personal care items eat up SO much of my budget. can't wait to try some of this!

Well I Do Declare said...

Oh NO!!! Triples week and Sue Stock is on vacay :( I always print out her triples guide and then organize my coups accordingly. Guess I'll have to make a go of it myself this time!!!

All Things Cherish said...

A coupon class sounds so fun! I'm so into coupon clipping. Where did you take it at? Thanks for letting me know about triples at HT this week.

Nicole-Lynn said...

I'm in the beginning stages and only buying things as I need them with the help from the coupon blogs and coupons I get in the paper. It's pretty rewarding saving so much money! I am trying to get more organized and plan to take a class like you took soon!

I'd like to see what your coupon book looks like and how you organized it!

Miss Wendy said...

I have been toying with the idea of coupon cutting and shopping. I think I will commit to using them more and learning the secrets too. Although none of the shops here double the coupons.

LuvRedandWhite said...

Oh, I am so impressed :) I have so many things that I "should" stock up on now that I'm attempting to cook more, so I need to use these deals.

Hope you're having a great week, lovie!

Princess Freckles said...

You're my hero! I have always wanted to start using coupons, but they intimidate me! Lol. I'm going to check out some of the coupon websites!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Thanks for the tips!!!!!!!!! I have seriously been meaning to get into the coupon thing. It is so scary to me!! LOL

anonymous prep said...

I was having difficulties remembering my coupon envelope, so I started leaving it in my car. Now I don't have an excuse to not use one.

Suburban Princess said...

I have always been in awe of the people who can get 300.00 worth of groceries for 7.00! I hear there are some American grocery stores that will double coupons etc! It's a shame we dont really do coupons here :O(

Tasha said...

That is an awesome way to save money! It's incredible that you saved almost as much as you spent! Way to go!

Lisa said...

Did you take Sue Stock's class?

RaleighEM said...

Holy crap. I'm impressed. Faye Prosser from WRAL.com is pretty good too.

Cool Gal said...

I love using coupons, too. Just Monday, I saved $49.00 on my grocery bill.

How weird is this, I've been saving all my receipts since the beginning of the year and I'm going to tally the savings on Dec. 31. I can't wait to see the savings!

Great post. Great tips.

Thanks!

At least I'm skinny said...

Oh, I looooooooooooove coupons.