Wednesday, September 3, 2008
That's what I paid for these groceries...$5.26! 6 boxes of cereal, 2 large boxes of Pop Tarts, 2 packages of Keebler cookies, 1 package of crunchy Cheetos, 1 tube of Colgate toothpaste, and 2 sticks of Right Guard deodorant. This is what my Mom and I affectionately refer to as a "Cyndi" (Cyndi is my sister, and she is the coupon and bargain-finder queen. She is one of those who can get $250.00 worth of groceries for $25.00! The store clerk closes her lane to ring her purchases up, because it takes a while to run the coupons through.)! I have been a coupon shopper and rebater for more than 25 years! As I have not held a job outside of the home for 23 years, I have always looked for ways to save some of the hard earned money my husband makes. And, besides, it's fun to shop for the bargains! Now, I, nor my family, do not always eat or use some of the items that I get, so they are given to friends or family, donated to the local food bank or woman's shelter, or put in shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Just this last week, I took a large shopping bag full of dog and cat food (all free with coupons!) to my local animal shelter. They were thrilled to receive the donation! Over the course of the year, the coupons accumulate to hundreds and hundreds of dollars saved...that means more money for fabric, a new sewing machine, vacation, or ????
Posted by Conni at 4:40 PM