Friday, July 20, 2012

My Couponing "Adventures" this Week

I've been loving Meijer for getting sweet deals lately! I've clipped a few coupons off mperks to use, but other than that I didn't bring in any paper coupons and worked mainly off the CATs (catalina coupons that print when you check out.) Here's my day 1 trip to Meijer. 
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As you can see I spent $6.42 and got $13 in coupons back! I did not expected to get that many, but I got $4 for the paper products, $3 for the salty snacks, and randomly got a $2/produce, $2/carbonated purchase, $2/bakery. 

Of course I had to use those coupons so I went back today and here's what I got. 
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I used $13 in CATs and only spent $1.33! Well, that was fun :) And they were running a buy 10 and get the 11th free - and pretty much everything was a part of that except for the paper products, so that helped too. From this transaction I got back $2 for paper products, $3 for salty snacks, and randomly got $2 on cheese, $2 on meat, and $2 on frozen food. Total I got $11 back in coupons. (I also got a $20 off coupon when you transfer a prescription...might end up doing that too for a free $20!)

So, totaling up both of these trips to Meijer I spent $7.75 and still have $11 in coupons to use there! 

Compared to Meijer, my Jewel trip doesn't look as exciting, but I did a lot of catalina deals there as well, as well as paper coupons I clipped/printed. Here's what I got. 
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My total before coupons was $31.51. I used a $3/30 coupon and $3/10 cereal purchase I received in the mail. I also used coupons for the OJ, Life cereal, granola bars, vinegar, and cheese. I paid $19.51 after coupons and got back $10.50 in CATs, for a net cost of $9.51. Not bad, but not as good as Meijer!

And an online deal - I made a free card (with free shipping too!) that I'm going to hold onto until it's time to give it to a certain someone! :) I like these cards because you can personalize them with photos.You can get one too through Sunday 7/22 - Use code: CAJ2719 at Cardstore.com!

So maybe this motivated you to try couponing out?! It can be fun I promise and it's just so fun to save! Let me know if I can help at all!

 I would recommend organizing your coupons by inserts, like shown here.

And these are sites I am constantly checking like to use when looking for deals and planning my shopping trips! :)
Do you have any couponing tips or other favorite sites? I would love to hear about them!


8 comments:

  1. Hip2save.com is my absolute favorite deal/couponing site! I only check that one anymore besides one that does my local grocery store deals. I used to read swaggrabber.com too because she posted a lot of online deals but I haven't been checking it lately. I'm too busy checking in my favorite crafty blogger :)

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  2. Great deals! Now I'm craving cheese balls!

    I like thecentsableshoppin.com. She lives in the same city I do, so I can actually use the local deals she posts.

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  3. Hi, I'm Shar!
    Your newest follower from the blog hop! OK... so I'm in love with your blog already from this post alone! :) Cute blog theme!

    xoxo ♥ -Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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  4. Awesome! I love getting good deals! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Walk! New follower! :)

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  5. New follower from the hop. Hope to get a follow back!
    http://pjgraves51.blogspot.com
    http://sewmuchclass.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow! That's amazing Brie! I wish couponing was better in Canada, not as easy as in the States! I used to be a lot better at getting coupons but it's so time consuming, unfortunately time I don't have right now. But I do love a good deal! Awesome job! By the way love your blog!

    Ilda
    http://www.ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com/

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  7. This is awesome! I would totally love to get into couponing. I found you via the Weekend Blog Walk and am happy to be your newest follower! I'd love a follow back at http:
    //www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com! :)

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  8. Oh man oh man! I need to take some notes here!!! Thanks for sharing your wisdom!!!

    Maddie @ http://www.thriftary.com

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