Well I'm still learning and trying this coupon thing. I am bound and determined to save money wherever I can. So every day I spend a little time looking for coupons and deals to use when I go shopping. I usually go on Tuesdays but didn't have time. So when I stopped at Walgreen's to get some cough medicine for my daughter I bought Sunday's paper. That was nice because it had some coupons I used. Then in Tuesday's mail came more coupons. So I think I will shopping on Wednesdays from now on in order to have all the coupons on hand that I can.
This weeks grocery list wasn't big. We are going out of town for a couple days so I don't want to buy a lot and it is the end of the month and I only had $50 left in my grocery budget.
So I stocked up using my coupons and price matching. I bought 2 boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (with the car in them) for my daughter, 1 box of Cheerios, 1 box of Trix and 2 boxes of Fiber One cereals. I bought 4 boxes of Nature Valley granola bars, 1 box princess gummy snacks for Sarah, 2 bags of Kraft shredded cheese, Kraft string cheese, broccoli and a dove 3 pack. I price matched on the cheese and got it cheaper than the great value cheese and used coupons on the cereal and granola bars and my bill was $50.68.
How awesome is that. I couldn't have been happier. With the price matching and coupons I save almost $10. I realize that some people can save more but I'm still learning and I'll take $10 in saving any day. Each week I hope to get better and better.
Now for the best part. Since I went shopping today and didn't have a specific time I didn't ask my friend to go. I went solo today and it turned out all right. I found a younger cashier who was a lot friendlier. I started the whole thing with the price matching to get it out of the way. Told her I had coupons and let her do her thing. When we got to the coupons I asked her a question and she was very nice and helpful and ran them. She didn't get frustrated or upset with me but was willing to help me out. I really enjoyed it.
And for any of you here in Owasso who might not have heard yet, the Reasor's meat sale is this weekend. I was really looking forward to going but I will be spending time in Idaho with family so I figure I am getting the better deal. Have fun shopping the meat sale though.