Extreme Couponing to the Rescue

We decided the first part of June that we needed to save money when it came to grocery shopping. This came after we watched a few episodes of Extreme Couponing towards the end of May. LOL

We started with the first pay period in June and it’s been a wonderful month so far. The first trip we did I took my ads and coupons and the savings was good, but the experience wasn’t so good. I almost dropped my coupons several times because my ads kept trying to slide out of the cart. It was after that experience that I decided to make the big purchase which was the 3 ring binder. I’ll tell you I’m sure happy we decided to do that.

The next few trips were small ones as they were from coupons and sale prices that came up. Those savings were pretty big as well. This last trip was very exciting. We budget $250 ever two weeks and this is the first time in many months that we actually met that amount. We purchased $306 worth of merchandise and we paid $245. We saved $61 which is the biggest one yet.

For the month of June we saved over $235. What a great feeling that is to save so much. My goal for July is to save $250 for the month. I know if I stick to couponing I can make it happen. The savings is great because it makes things easier when it comes to the money and we have plenty of food in the house to eat.

Here are pictures of some of the things we purchased in June.

I received the items in this picture for $1.86 today. The collage picture was free, the Manwich was $1.49, and the Reynolds wrap was $0.14 each. That’s a $7.44 savings. WooHoo!!!!

This was from my shopping trip to Kmart today. The total before coupons was $21.36 and after coupons it was $7.65 which is a savings of $13.71 today. WooHoo!!!!

I got a bottle of tums and two rolls of tapes for $3.14. That’s a savings of $4.85.

Here is my recent trip to Target. I paid $2.40 for a bottle of shampoo, a bottle of conditioner, two five packs of Zyrtec, two bottles of deodorant, and a package of air heads. That’s a savings of $13.

9 Responses to “Extreme Couponing to the Rescue”

  • Wow!! Great savings. I too am a avid coupon user and I love saving money!

  • Congrats!! I want to start couponing, but have not yet made it happen. Your post is inspiring me to action. :-)

  • Corrie says:

    Thanks Aurelia. Teddi you should coupon. It’s a great way to save money and it’s really easy to do. I’m sure I’ll be making more posts regarding couponing. I’m actually thinking about creating a special report or ebook that will help get a newbie started.

  • Ria says:

    That’s great Corrie. You will have to tell us a little more about it. Like, where in the world did you get all those coupons?

  • Joyce Hansen says:

    Wow, you’re really making a go of this couponing in short order. Great idea to share your savings in photos. In my house it’s my husband who handles the shopping and the coupons. It’s understood, he gets the newspaper first, his scissors need to always be in the same place and don’t buy anything without checking with him first. Happy savings.

  • Corrie says:

    Ria, I am considering a special report or ebook to help the newbies out with couponing. I would us my experience with showing my mom and sister how to do it in the book. Hope you come back often to see my progress. :)

  • Corrie says:

    Joyce, I did save a lot in a short amount of time. Didn’t even realize it until I added it all up for the post. LOL That’s great that your husband is willing to do the couponing and shopping. You don’t see that too often. Congratulations to both of you and I hope you continue to have success.

  • Tina says:

    This is AWESOME! And I love that you are getting into it gradually. You are truly saving money on things you need and will use.

    Some of those on the Extreme Couponing show tend to go overboard in my opinion – the ones donating are NOT included in that group. Great post! Keep us “posted” on how you do with your upcoming shopping trips!

    Take care of you.

  • Corrie says:

    Thanks Tina. While I do have a stockpile it only contains things we need and use. My stockpile includes gatorade, aluminum foil, shampoo and conditioner, and hand soap. I have not gone overboard with those items either. For example, I have 4 bottles of shampoo and 3 bottles of conditioner so I won’t buy them again for a while. Unless I can find a deal where I can get them really cheap, I’m done for a while. LOL Yes I will continue to post my trips on here. :)

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My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

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