Monday, November 10, 2008

My first BIG shop!

I have been couponing for about a month now and today I did my first BIG shop. I spent $256.28 and saved $233.25. I purchased 120 items including $20 in diapers, two DVD's (Kung Fu Panda and Tinkerbell), six units of laundry detergent, 15 cans of Progresso soup, 24 boxes of cold cereal (General Mills and Kellogg's), ten boxes of Betty Crocker cake mix, and a lot of other items. My total also includes our weekly staples (two gallons of milk, two gallons of OJ, two loaves of bread, fresh veggies, etc.). I am not nearly as coupon savvy as these two women but I am learning and am loving the thrill of saving major bucks while feeding my family good food and building my food storage. It took me two hours to prep for my shopping trip and an hour and a half at the grocery store. I filled two carts and was a little embarrassed but when I checked out the person behind me was amazed at my savings and complemented me on my coupon savviness.