Fortunately, there was a marathon of Extreme Couponing on the television and I spent a few hours engrossed by the coupon success of my fellow couponers. I was inspired again to get busy!!! I keep a stockpile, nothing like the people on the show, but none the less, a small stockpile and this has proven to be a HUGE money saver. Well, the last two months, my stockpile has been pretty empty and I am feeling the cost of that in a big way.
So, last week, while watching the show, I organized all my coupons, purged expired inserts, labelled and filed current inserts and began making lists. (I still use Coupon$ense because it really does save me the most time and effort.) After a small amount of time getting reorganized, I had a list and coupons ready and made successful trips to Safeway and Frys, awakening in me a love for the process and profitability of coupon shopping. Here is what I brought home!
Fry's: Retail Value $55.95, I paid $9.50!
Safeway: Retail Value $62.38, I paid $16.29!
Beautiful, blond, couponer in training, not included.
All in all, my first day couponing again was a great success and my stock pile has increased a little. But most importantly, I have been reminded that a little time and effort is really not much to give up for such huge savings! If you would like to learn how I do this, you can check out all my Grocery Savings blog posts, click here is one specifically on how Coupon$ense helps me! As always, feel free to send me an email with any questions!