Friday, January 29, 2010

Adventures in Couponing

So let's just lay it out straight...I really HATE couponing. I have tried to get into it but I just have no time and no interest. It seems to be the the new and cool thing to do around here but I'm just going to have to be a part of the un-cool crowd on this one. This doesn't mean I don't LOVE a good deal. A good deal is like a high for me, I get all crazy eyed and giddy when I find a really good deal. I am a complete and total bargain hunter but coupons just make me crazy. I follow a blog called The Bargain Jargon and I love it. I usually glaze over the coupon deals but there was one I couldn't pass up this week. Albertsons is having a smoking good deal on a few things and I would have stocked up just on the sale price but the Bargain Jargon suggested buying some coupons on ebay for the sale items. Who knew you could buy coupons on ebay??? So that's just what I did (I spent $1.75 on 35 coupons). I got them in the mail today and off I went to Albertons. Basically I spend about $45 on 15 boxes of cereal, 30 boxes of granola bars, 5 boxes of instant oatmeal and 10 bottles of syrup. The awesome part is that I saved $185!!! Woooo Hoooo, that's what I call a smoking good deal! I had to get a rain check for the 30 boxes of pancake mix I plan to buy with 15 coupons for at total of $15. Ya me!


Brenda said...

I don't do coupons either, unless they are handed directly to me and I actually remember to pull them out of my purse. But what I really can't get into is going store to store (spec grocery) looking for the best deals. Who has time for that? Seriously.

Sarah J. said...

Welcome to the world of couponing! I used to hate it too, but then I caught the bug and it's great fun (not to mention seriously saving). A 1/2 to hour of prep work can save you oodles of money in the long run. I think we can all find that! Great job!!!

Georgia, Jason, and Abbi said...

I love letting those blogs do all the work for me, then going to the store with their "instructions" Then calling Jason with the savings total at the bottom of the receipt. So funny!