Kim has been encouraging me to clip coupons for over a year now. I just couldn't get into it. I would clip the coupons and then could never figure out what to put with what to get the best deals.
Last week she sent me a blog link to Frugal Chic Living. You can find the link on my sidebar. This lady spells out the best deals and what coupons to use to save the most money. Now I'm totally hooked. I've been clipping coupons like crazy. Today was my first trip using my coupons at Albertsons. They have a big cereal sale going on - Post cereals for $1.57 a box if you buy 2. If you buy 5 boxes then you get a coupon for $5 off your next shopping visit. I had a coupon for $1.00 off 2 boxes. The brands are the grown up brands like Raisin Bran, Honey Bunches of Oats, etc. I had other coupons too for in store specials. Here's how todays shopping trip stacked up.
3 boxes of Raisin Bran
2 boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats
2 12 packs of Pepsi
2 lbs bacon from the Butcher Block
2 lbs of 15% ground beef from the Butcher Block
2 pkgs of Ball Park Franks
6 boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
1 box of Home Storage freezer bags
Total before coupons $74.67
Total after coupons $27.22 (includes my $5 coupon good on my next visit)
Pretty darn good for my first time! Kim brought me a zippered binder and I'm getting ready to put my coupon binder together. I'm having so much fun and saving money too!!