Monday, March 16, 2009

Converting to Couponism

We are making a major lifestyle change around here: I'm becoming a couponer! My friend Cherissa has been doing this for over a year now and she just launched a new blog all about it, and seeing the amazing deals that are out there has inspired me to try my hand at saving some cash this way. You can see Cherissa's blog here.

I'm still new so I've got a long way to go before I'm making the most of my coupons, but I've made a couple of good deals this week, and the latest one was at Walgreens yesterday. Here's what I got:

1 box each of Honey Nut Cheerios, Golden Grahams, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch
3 bars of Dove soap
2 Dove invisible solid deodorants
1 Dove cream oil body wash
1 box of Kleenex

The total I paid out of pocket, with tax, was $4.15. My total savings was $28.46! And my out of pocket would have been much lower if I hadn't bought the Kleenex, because I didn't really have a good deal for them, but we really needed them. So there you go! We just wanted to share this great resource in case anyone else is up for a fun challenge. I'm looking forward to the summer so I can devote more time to getting better at this!

1 comment:

Kristin Mulhern Noblin said...

Hey! I've been couponing for about six weeks now, and it's great! Sometimes, I get better deals than others, but I'm learning. I've also found very helpful.