Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Where is my award?
Seriously people, today I flexed my woman powers and rocked the house at the local grocery store. The grocery gods were smiling on me.
Do you feel the love?
I saved half my bill thanks to coupons...And I was waiting for the alarms to sound and for the congratulatory response from the cashier who was about 17. Nope, but I definitely have smug satisfaction. Here is a breakdown for you.
Number of children: 3
One in Bjorn (carrier), one 'sitting' in cart, one walking.
Number of items purchased: 44
Verified Total Savings: $40.67.
Booyahh! Holy Smokes!
And my coupons were so unorganized shoved into a sandwich bag so I had to stop and riffle through it all the time. The kids were great, only minor screaming from Darby, one scolding from a lady who didn't speak English, and one bite to Luke, but he was laughing about it, so it hardly counts.
Here was the secret, which I'm sure some of you homemakers and others are aware. Only use the the coupons when the item is already on sale. And my grocery store doubles coupons, which most do. If its not on sale, save for a later date. I didn't have a coupon for everything I bought either, but it was usually on sale. Or not. Just got really lucky today. Gotta go eat more candy.
And I should add that I did get 5 bean burrito that were 35 cents each so that helped.