A few weeks ago, I mentioned in one of my posts that I was going to attend a coupon class. Both Madison & Kevin asked me, "There's a class for that?" So I finally got the opportunity to show off what I learned to Kevin. We went to Harris Teeter, bought TONS of canned soup, spaghettios, pizza rolls, cheese, yogurt, cream cheese, pudding, taquitos, bagels, sausage, theraflu and Stouffer's entrees. Before coupons my total was $177.82. After I gave the cashier my coupons my total was $82.08!! FOR REAL!! I have the receipt to prove it!
I have been getting hold of at least 4 newspapers a week. The class teacher, Dawn, recommends one paper per member of your family. I also signed up online on coupons.com and at the beginning of every month I print a bunch from there. Then every Sunday and Wednesday, I check caringwithcoupons.com, Dawn's site and the weekly grocery circulars to compile a list of things we use that are on sale and for which I have a coupon.
So far, I have to be careful buying too much perishable stuff because we have a itty bitty apartment refrigerator and freezer. I am trying to convince Kevin to buy an upright freezer, because you can pretty much freeze anything but we really don't have a lot of room for it right now, plus we live in a third floor apartment and he really doesn't want to have to move it in or out. I am working on getting some of the stuff we have here that we no longer want or need sold on eBay or craigslist so maybe we can make some room, but it might take me a while.
It is late as I am posting this, so I am going to go to bed. But I will post more about my coupon savings later. I gotta get up early to get those papers!! :)