Wednesday, September 3, 2008

$5.26

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 ????

6 comments:

Paula said...

I've always wondered about coupons for items I don't use. What an awesome idea to donate to shelters - animal and people shelters alike! Great idea...and even though we may all be on a tight budget, there is always someone whose needs are greater than our own.

Jacob said...

Or trips to St. Louis to see your favorite son...

Laura-IH said...

Oh, my word! You are the coupon queen! I am in awe! ; )

Christie said...

My hero!!! When I grow up I want to be just like you Conni---a quiltalicious coupon queen! My family thinks it's too much trouble to use coupons...so everybody gives up their Sunday paper coupons to me! BTW, a good post would be how you acquire your coupons and rebates. Thanks for stoppin' by and leaving a comment on my neglected blog! Hopefully I will have more time to say a thing or two now that the majority of my housecleaning and packing for the move is done!
~Huggles~

Milah said...

I use to do coupons, my average was about $8-$12 a week savings. Nothing like what your doing. Congratulations!

Angela said...

So you need to tell us all your secrets!!!