Posts Tagged ‘Walmart’

What People Say Feels Good

We were at Walmart last night. I found a number of coupons that would get us some stuff for either free or very low in cost. But, that’s not what this post is all about. While we were there we had a few people behind us watching what we were doing.

We had some things that we had to pay full price for, but then we had a number of things we price matched and that’s what surprised those people behind us. She’s listening to the prices I’m throwing out and then the lady says the total amount of the bill, then my coupons come up and that made it even better.

When it was all said and done the woman stepped up to me and said, you need to come shopping with me because I pay way to much compared to you. I’ll tell you what, that comment right there made me feel awesome. It’s funny, but it’s the little things that mean the most.

I really thought she was going to be frustrated because it takes a little bit of time to do price matching. There are like three extra keystrokes involved in each and every item and that takes time. Some people will hit the quantity button when you have multiple items that are the same and that will save time, but then you have the others that won’t and when you have a lot that can take a lot of time. So this woman telling me I need to come shopping with her made my night. LOL

After last weeks savings I’m not so sure I’ll be able to go over that, but you know what? I sure am going to give it a try. My dream is to spend a very small amount of money but still get a lot of food and other items. That’s a big dream, but I think I can make it happen because each time I do it I learn more and that’s just what I need and want.

So we’ll see how next week goes when we do shopping again. I’m attending a couponing class Tuesday night and I’m hoping I’ll learn even more from this class. The more I can learn the more I can save and that’s exactly what it’s all about. :)

Another Couponing Adventure to Walmart

My husband said today that I was addicted to couponing. I asked him why he said that and it was because of my trip Monday night. I guess maybe he is right. LOL O’well the more money we save the more things we can do and that’s what counts.

We went grocery shopping Sunday afternoon and we saved $135 this time. Needless to say I was completely shocked when I added it up. Last time we went we saved $61 so I set a goal of saving $75 this time. Well, I have surpassed that. Our budget every two weeks is $250 and that’s what we’ve hit for the past two times we’ve gone. That feels great. Makes everything just a little bit easier. :)

So here is what I got at Walmart Monday evening.

3 boxes of bandaids – free
4 packages of floss – $1
2 rolls of tape – $1
3 packages of Zyrtec – $0.81
2 packages of Tums – free
2 tubes of Dial Lotion – free

My total bill including tax came to $2.95 this time. My total savings was $34.71 this trip. That’s an awesome feeling.

Here is a picture of what we got.

I’m not sure what others would consider extreme couponing, but others have told me I’m pretty close to it, if not already there. The thing I see is important to know here is that I only buy things my family will use. That’s one thing I didn’t do the first time I tried couponing a few years ago. I would buy things that were on sale or that I had a coupon for and then it would go to waste and that meant my money did too. I have a different look at it this time and I only buy things I need or want. That’s it. Period!

Looking forward to the next trip to see if I can save even more. Maybe one of these days I’ll get everything for free. We’ll see. LOL

Grocery Shopping and a savings

I have tried to do the coupon thing and checking ad prices from other stores, but the problem I run into is time. It takes a lot of time to go through and print coupons for everything I’m going to purchase. It also takes a lot of time to put the items that are priced differently into another cart and then deal with it at the check out lane. In Casper Walmart requires you to show them the item in each ad before they give you the lower price.

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While I know this is the way to go, it’s very difficult. I decided to try something a little different two weeks ago. It worked really well and I figure I saved approximately $35. I was so happy with it, that I decided to try it again. This time I figure I saved $44.

So here is my little secret. I’m hoping to continue this streak and make it even bigger each time.

My secret is a little one, but when you save between $35 and $44 at the store, it’s huge.

My secret was the meals I planned. I looked at the items we had left over and planned my meals around that food. Out of the 13 meals I planned, six meals we completely had the stuff needed and four of the meals only needed one or two things.

I was so proud of myself over this. It’s something I had heard of people doing, but never thought to try and do myself. I really got the idea from Jenn’s blog. You can check it out here. I’m wondering how it will go in two weeks when we go again. I already have one meal that will be complete with nothing needed and one meal that will only require cubed steaks. We’re off to a great start so we’ll see if I can work on more. I’m wondering if at some point my food bill will go up a little so I can stock pile on things so I can do this again. I guess the coming weeks will tell.

If you need to save money on your grocery bill using coupons, store ads, and planning meals around food you already have are the three ways I suggest. You can work all three together or try them separately. Once you find something that works, stick to it.

About Corrie



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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.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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