Monday, June 7, 2010

Getting the Hang of This

I'm a newbie at this whole couponing thing, but my purchases tonight at Kroger sealed the deal for me to keep plugging along. I got:

  • a gallon of milk

  • 2 Gillette body washes

  • 2 family size packages of pudding

  • a container of Pampers wipes

  • Dawn dish soap

  • All laundry detergent

  • Resolve Spray n Wash refill

... and only paid $10.65!!

I've been using for help on the deals and coupons of the week at two of the local grocery stores and have really been seeing a big difference in the bottom line. My biggest hangup with coupons has always been that I felt that using coupons would tempt me to buy things that I wouldn't normally purchase, but that hasn't been the case so far. The trick is to use the coupons with sale items, not on full price (and over priced) items. I'd love to hear any success stories you have with couponing. What websites do you use for help? What strategies have you found work the best? Are you a CVSer? (I haven't been brave enough to try this one yet!) Share your tips!


Lisa said...

I love coupons!! My favorite site is I am a huge CVS fan. It is the best drug store for coupons. I also go to Walgreens, but they can be a bit funny.