Welcome to week three of my coupon clipping madness. Week one was fun, week two was a bust, and week three has me pumped!! The following two pictures show (almost) all the goods I bought tonight. The only thing missing is 2 24 packs of bottled water, which I got for FREE!
This top picture is all stuff that our family will use. I am so glad I had my handy coupon binder with me. There were a couple things on sale that I didn't see in the ad, like the 100 calorie packs, that I got for $0.50 each! Go me. The Dibs were on sale, but I didn't have a coupon. If my sweet sister Laurie remembers to mail me the coupons she told me about over the phone (yes, I called her to tell her about my grocery fun) I will be going back for more!
This picture is of stuff that our family will not use, although I did decide to keep a couple Crystal Lights. The rest will be going to a local food pantry. I know how badly the pantries around here (and all over) are hurting for food, and this is a great way to help them out and still keep our family budget under control.
So, the grand total for my shopping fun before savings (sales, in store coupons/promotions, manufacturer coupons) was $177.06. I ended up spending $79.63!!! Almost $100 in savings! If you live in the Grand Rapids area and want to start saving, check out Sarah's Blog!!! It does take some time, but this week made a whole lot more sense to me than the other two, so I am learning!