Sunday, October 18, 2009

Deals and Matchups

Two Inserts 1 Smart Source, 1 Red Plum

Couponing: Last week, I bought all of my families grocery needs for $45. I feel certain that if I put in the time and effort, I could have probably done it for $20. The question becomes: How much is saving that extra $25 worth to me? I have been couponing for about a year and a half now. This has freed us up to do other things with our money. We will soon pay off our van, making us debt free again (having equity, I consider our home an asset, not a debt. I'm also scared to say this because every time we get both vehicles paid for, another breaks) Anyway, my efforts have definitely been worth while.

But, even saving money vs. spending is your goal, it is still a delicate balance to find a place where you are ruling your spending instead of your spending ruling you. Today I'm up at 5:00 a.m. to get this done. But on some Sundays, I've started allowing myself to sleep in when I need it. I really like what the Southern Saver says HERE on Couponing Burnout. It was worth the read for me.

May you find the money saving balance that is right for you!



Drugstores

Great Week at the Drugstores for Stocking up on over the counter medicines
CVS
Rite Aid
I haven't done Rite Aid in a long time because I'm not a huge fan of their rebate system where I have to put the money out up front. However, my friend Amy and Lauren got such great deals there last week that they have convinced me to try it again. Thanks Amy and Lauren!
Walgreens

Grocery

Bi Lo

Kroger

Publix
Penny Item: Publix Bagged Candy

I don't think anyone was using the out of area posts. If I'm missing something that you were previously using, let me know. I certainly don't mind putting them up.

Blessings,
Dana

2 comments:

Lu said...

Yes, I did get great deals yesterday. I was quite impressed with Rite Aid and will start to focus more on them than CVS. CVS has definitely gotten on my nerves and has made me like their process less and less.... so particular. Rite Aid seems to WELCOME the crazy couponers!!! :)

I spent $42 yesterday at Rite Aid after using $1 off coupon and $5 off coupon and after the check comes in, I'll have spent around 7 dollars! So I got over $50 worth of stuff for $7 bucks(minus the coke I desperately needed and a package of- gulp!- glow in the dark dots for Bubbie!)... although, if I were to buy that stuff from WalMart, I'm POSITIVE those things would have been a TAD cheaper, but oh well! I still made money!

Love ya!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

yay for coupons! I totally know what you mean though-its a lot of work!