Friday, August 27, 2010


I am really trying to do better with the money that I spend at the grocery store. My older sister introduced me to Publix and their insane policy of accepting manufacturer coupons and competitor coupons. You really save money when you shop their sale items and then have 3 plus coupons on that sale item.

Yesterday I did pretty good if I must say so myself. We eat a lot of granola bars around here and Reagan likes them for breakfast on the go, and Publix was having a sale on many varieties of bars that we eat. Boxes of granola bars can run around $3.00 each so I loved this week's sale. I spent $17.00 and bought...

2 boxes of Nature Valley granola thins

2 boxes of Nature Valley sweet and salty bars

2 boxes of Cascadian Farms chocolate chip bars

1 bag of Doritos

2 bags of Chex Mix

1 packagae of Solo plates

1 roll of Reynolds wrap aluminum foil (75 feet)


wait for it....

wait for it...

wait for it....

4 bottles of Right Guard Total Defense deodorant

And all for $17.00! Isn't that crazy?

The deodorant was the best deal I have made yet while shopping the sales. They normally run $3.99 a piece, which would be over $16.00. Publix had them Buy One Get One Free so I could get 4 bottles for $8.00. I had a $1.00 off coupon for each one, which brought my total down to $4.00. Then I had a $3.00 off two coupon which brought my total down to $1.00. And last, I had a $1.50 coupon off two which brought my total down to -0.50. I made money on these suckers and I shouldn't have to buy deo for a LONG time. (Gene already had a couple of these in his cabinet.)

I love this!

Of course couponing is taking a lot of my spare time. I guess we will have to call it a new "hobby".

Right now it is worth my time and effort because I have seen a huge reduction in our grocery budget and my cabinets, frig., and freezer are FULL.

Do you coupon? If you don't you should! Start today!


  1. I am starting to do this too Lesley! Where are you getting your coupons from?

  2. Les - I have bought Brian over 10 of these deos and they are stuffed into his drawer, mom joked that I should steal a couple of them out and put them in his Christmas stocking, isn't that hilarious and so like Mom, but actually I think I just might do it. I love the couponing too, makes grocery shopping so much fun!

  3. I would LOVE to know where you're getting your coupons from too!! I've gotten the Sunday paper a few times, but didn't have much luck with that. Am I buying the wrong paper?? I bought the Montgomery paper.

  4. I am so glad that you saved some money! And don't hate me for introducing you to it!

  5. where do you get your coupons from (papers, websites, etc.)?