So I haven’t posted in about a week. This past week I went to several different stores: Target, CVS, Walgreens, Publix, and Foodlion.
It was my first adventure of shopping in the drugstores using coupons. Let me tell you that is the MOST confusing concept to grasp because of all the rewards. Well this week was my first try at this confusion and well I got them all mixed up. Both stores had a lot of the same stuff on sale and YES I got pretty good deals but I got some of my deals mixed up and had I reversed some of my purchases I would have gotten a better deal.
For example: I bought Pantene shampoo and conditioner at Walgreens and I got a pretty good deal (half off) but had I bought it at CVS it would have been free.
I also bought Pringles at CVS for about $1.25 a can but had I bought it at Walgreens they would have been $0.75 a can and I would have gotten some Walgreens bucks back for a future purchase.
Oh well we live and learn. It wasn’t that big of a deal just some amatur mistakes.
I also stocked up on some hershey chocolate bars at Target. The 6 packs were on sale for $2.49 and I had coupons for $1.50 off so I got 6 candy bars for $1 which is about 20 cents a bar which is good in my book 🙂
In Publix I hit some good BOGO deals which is becoming my favorite type of sales. I also got a $50 gas gift card for $40 which is about 20% off gas and these days every dollar counts when it comes to gas savings!
So overall I’ve been saving just about 50% when I go to the store which is a pretty good start. Eventually I hope to get to a point where I’m saving 90% like on TV! But for now I think this is a great start!
I thought about paying for couponed items separate from non-coupon items to see a better difference in the cost vs savings but after typing that that just seems WAY confusing lol
So in starting our stockpile of couponing we have decided to dedicate part of our linen closet to our stockpile. So here is a picture of the beginnings of our stockpile.
We will see where it takes us…who knows we may become one of those crazy families that has canned foods and soaps under our beds!
So long for now and I hope everyone has a great 4th of July!