I’m in my last semester of grad school. Translation= I’m broke. I worked in high school and all through undergrad. During undergrad I actually saved enough money to last me through grad school but that money has slowly been dwindling. I have been looking for ways to save money and noticed that some other bloggers have started couponing. After watching countless youtube videos of people buying hundreds of dollars of food for about $30 I decided to give it a try. I went to thekrazycouponlady.com and read some tips for beginners, looked at my weekly ads, and printed some coupons. The coupons handed out at the expo for gasparilla also came in handy.
So here’s the loot from my first extreme couponing trip:
- 4 boxes of Kleenex tissues
- 4 cans of hunts diced tomatoes
- colgate total advanced toothpaste
- opti-free replenish drops
- and kotex tampons (18 ct)
Total before coupons: 26.79
How crazy is that? I saved over 90%!! The tampons were on sale for 1.99 and the gasparilla coupon was for $2 off so technically they paid me a penny for buying them!
This is definitely now a challenge for myself to save at least 70% every time I go to the grocery store. Why pay money when you don’t have to?!?!?
Do you coupon? Any crazy savings?
Check out this video to see what couponing is capable of…amazing!!