March 16, 2012

Couponing Rule of Thumb

I thought I would let you all in on a little secret. If you aren't planning a big couponing trip and just need regular old groceries, take your coupons with you! Always, always, always check the store ads before you go shopping and find any coupons to match up with anything you're shopping for. If you don't, you could miss out on huge savings. Always keep an eye out for peelies which are found on items within the store. Below shows the savings that I made while at Safway and Albertson's, just by looking through the ads and finding coupons to match. This shows just how important it can be to bring coupons with you. Saving happens any day, not just those trips you plan!

Costs $108, paid $52! (51% savings)
Ritz - $4.29
On sale for $5/2

Progresso Soup - $2.59
On sale for $1.99
$1/4 = $6.97 for 4

Balance Bars - $2.99
On sale for $10/10 (one on clearance for $0.75)
$1/5 (doubled) = $2.75 for 5

Pure Protein Bars - $2.29
On sale for $1.25
$1/1 = $0.25 each

Tillamook Cheese (2lb) - $9.99
On sale for $5.99
$0.55/1 (peelie) = $5.44

Luceren Shredded Cheese - $2.49
$0.55/1 = $1.94

Shrimp (2lb) - $19.98
On sale for $5.99 per lb
 = $11.98

Hot Pockets - $2.69
In ad coupon for $1.89
$1/3 (safeway catalina) = $6.56 for 4

Rice A Roni - $2.59
On sale for $10/10
In ad coupon for $0.77 each
$1/4 = $2.08 for 4

Mission Tortillas - $3.29
In ad coupon for $1.49
Whole Chicken - $1.20 per lb
On sale for $0.99 per lb
In ad coupon for $0.79 per lb = $3.99 for a 5.05lb chicken


  1. Very nice!! You are pro! Going to grab your blog button! have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you! Haha it definitely took time! =] Hope you have a great weekend too

  3. I need to get better at couponing... I should make my hubby get a Sunday paper while he's out returning Redbox movies! lol


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