Yesterday I went to the store after work and bought 57 items ALL of those I used a coupon for, except milk. I saved over $50 by using said coupons! I was very excited!!
It took me over an hour to do all that shopping making sure I bought the right sizes, quantities, and brands but I did it! And our house is stocked!! I haven't felt like that in a very long time, this time last year our cupboards were on the empty side no we weren't starving but there was no way I could've bought things a head of time that we use just because I had a coupon. I think that is the secret to this couponing business is to keep a 'stock pile' or buy stuff you use with coupons even if you don't need it right now and put it back.
Anyways back to the good stuff!
Here is what I got, minus the food items, except the buns they got to stay in the picture for some reason ;)
I got a ton of food and juice too should've taken a picture but I just wanted to put it away!!
I HAD to take a picture of this diaper stack, that is almost $50 in diapers and wipes without the coupons! I was pretty excited about that and yes I bought more tiny diapers for a future Roper :)
One more little tidbit about this whole couponing thing is to buy the smallest size that the coupon will allow, because more than likely you will get another coupon before you use all of the product. Do this especially with toothpaste, shampoo, dish soap, etc.
Yesterday's coupons all came from my local paper, the city paper is only a Wednesday and Sunday paper for less than $20 a year to subscribe. I am also going to start checking websites for my next run!
And what's couponing without a cute coupon holder! I got this zipper pouch from Thirty-One in yesterday too and it is perfect for all my coupons and supplies! I have them separated with binder clips by category. This probably isn't the best way to organize them but I am also going to get some index cards with tabs to help me out.
My new flower from Thirty-One, which has nothing to do with couponing! Ha!
So there you have it, my couponing experience thus far! I am certainly no professional and have so much more to learn but I love saving my family money and eating good so I think I will keep trucking at this! Any new tips I find I will surly share!