Have you seen the new show on TLC called Extreme Couponing? It is seriously impressive. These couponers have huge stockpiles of groceries items often taking up their garage or a whole room in the house. They have binders and boxes full of coupons all meticulously organized. Their stockpiles were paid for with pennies on the dollar of the merchandise price.
My eyes start to bug out when the total bill starts running down from sometimes over $1000 to $100 and dwindling all the way down to $10. These people are saving over 90% of the cost. I want to be these people, although I admit they seem kind of crazy. And not sure that I would really want to spend 2 hours checking out at the grocery store every week. They also spend usually over 10 hours a week preparing for the shopping trips, don't think I have that kind of time. I just want to save more money and use more coupons.
So I am on a quest to find more coupons and find better deals when I am shopping to save more money.
My adventure started tonight. One of the local grocery stores, Garden Fresh, had a deal on Pasta Roni for 2/$1. I had a coupon retrieved from a previous box to save $1 when you buy two boxes. So I got these babies for free!
How awesome is that?
I know they aren't the healthiest things to eat, but they are so yummy. I try to mix in some fresh or frozen veggies when I am cooking them to make them a little more healthy.
I also scored a sweet deal on this.
I especially love eating it with cottage cheese. Actually I sometimes just eat that for dinner.
I love a great deal!
Do you use coupons?
What's the best deal you've gotten?