Thursday, April 30, 2009

I did it

I'm not joking! I did it! I am so excited. Oh, the boys - they are so ready to save, save, save...

Yesterday I had a few little things to do. I had to get the boys to the library because they have read everything in the house. No joke. My boys, yes, the same ones that HATE to read. Sssshhhh...don't tell anyone but I actually caught them all reading in the car yesterday.

After our little meeting on Saturday about saving and coupons and such, I have been thinking and discussing it with the boys and Superman. So...I thought that I would try it out while I was in the city. Here is what I did...

Campbell's soup regular price $1.39 a can.
I had a Walgreen's coupon for Campbell's soup $.59 a can.
I had a $1 off of 2 cans.

I paid 9 cents a can. Yes, $.09 a can.

Isn't that just AWESOME!

That is what the Coupon Queens call stacking. Stacking because I used 2 coupons on the same product.
Now get this. Some stores take their competitors coupons. Check with your local stores and see if they take other stores coupons.

I know it isn't like you have seen where some Coupon Queen goes in and buys $500 worth of stuff and pays only $.19 - but I'm getting there. Just one little step at a time!


karisma said...

Sounds like quite a saving! We don't have coupons down here, well not like that anyway. We get them for half price dinners or discounts but you can only use one at a time. Grocery items just seem to be getting more and more expensive lately.

Alta said...

It sure is quite a savings. I fed the 5 of us last night for less than $5. Now that's pretty good.
You are so right about things getting more expensive. We saw gas and milk at almost $5 a gallon. It has all dropped back down now but steady on the climb again.