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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Money money money . . . money!

This post's title has to be sung ala The Apprentice intro . . . ABBA didn't do any great songs about couponing, so I had to make do.

In an effort to save some money to go toward our ongoing effort of paying off John's grad school loans, I have ventured into the world of coupons.  Yesterday I put together my coupon notebook, thanks to the Krazy Coupon Lady, and started getting my coupons organized into their little baseball card organizer pockets.  Then last night I went on a coupon adventure!

I first went to RiteAid, where thanks to my handy calculator I learned that the deal advertised even when combined with my coupon really wasn't such a great deal.  No purchase there, and I moved on to Hannaford.


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Can you guess how much I spent on the above groceries, worth $19.25?

Drumroll, please . . .

That's right, $7.33!

Now, I have to admit, this transaction was not made with your average Sunday newspaper coupons.  I had a bunch of $2 off Hannaford coupons that I got from their table at my half-marathon.  Each one was for a different kind of item (Close to Home, Hannaford brand, Inspiration item, etc), so I had a mini-scavenger hunt around the store to find items we needed that fit in those categories and cost as close to $2 as possible.  I ended up getting meat because we are having a family cookout this weekend, and that was the most cost-effective way to buy meat to grill.

While I may not have used traditional coupons, getting such a great deal has motivated me to keep plugging away . . . perhaps one day soon I will be getting deals like a gal I know who walked out of Shaw's with five bags of groceries and $8 more than she went in with!

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Don't forget, when I get to 50 followers I will enter you all in drawing for an Amy Butler bag, made by yours truly!  As soon as I get my next Joann Fabrics coupons in the mail I will be able to whip it up and will post a pic on here to motivate folks to follow my blog in exchange for entry into the drawing . . .

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Follow ilovetogossip.com and moneysavingmaineac.com and on facebook. They give you all the deals and make it easier for you. They're both from Maine. -Miranda

dizzybird said...

I wish you success in couponing, but PLEASE don't become one of those people with a room dedicated to shelves of tictacs, vitamin water and potato chips!

Anonymous said...

You'll have the best luck at RiteAid using their rebates - you can definitely make money on that one. I always followed Southernsavers.com for major savings (unfortunately, we don't have the same grocery stores here but many of the concepts still apply) with limited couponing efforts.

Carrie

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