I ROCK AT COUPONING!!
I was so excited on Friday to be able to try my hand and actually give extreme couponing a try. I planned it out, I gathered my coupons, I had my back-up plans in place (just in case), my list ready, and comfy shoes on!
I went to three stores. Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and King Soopers (Kroger). Wal-Mart wasn't all that impressive. I got a great deal on paper towels (which I'll write out a little later). But I mostly got big items that don't have very good coupons or go on sale almost ever (formula, diapers, etc.).
Walgreens was better, even after a few coupon confusions and a LONG time at the register with a poor little old man who was sooooo confused!
My awesomeness peaked at King Soopers. If you didn't see my status update on Twitter or Facebook on Friday, be prepared to be shocked!
I decided I would only focus on the deals I got, not the everything I bought at Walgreens and Wal-Mart. I will fully break down my King Soopers trip. I'm so proud of that one. And at the bottom I have pictures of what I got from each store with totals on everything.
Ya ready to see some pretty awesome stuff (if I do say so myself)?!
Bounty Basic Paper Towels - $0.97 - $0.25 coupon = $0.72 each
Angel Soft Face Tissue - $0.97 -$0.25 coupon = $0.72 each
Ivory Bar Soap - $0.97 - $0.50 coupon = $0.47 each
2 All Free and Clear (32 loads) - $5.98 each - $2.00 off 2 coupon = $4.98 each
Orville Popcorn (3 bags inside) - 2 for $4 - $1 off of 2 coupon = $1.50 each
Carefree Pads - $1.49 - $0.50 off coupon = $0.99 each
Scrubbing Bubbles Drop-In Toilet Cleaner - $1.89 - $1.00 coupon = $0.89 each
Candy Bars - On sale for $0.49 each
King Soopers - All items I bought were part of the "Buy 5, Save $5" sale. Showing sale price only.
Cheerios - $2.49 - $1.00 off two coupon = $1.99 each
Lucky Charms - $2.49 - $1.00 off two coupon = $1.99 each
Fabreeze Car Vent - $2.79 - $1.00 coupon = $1.79 each
Fabreeze Fabric - $2.79 - $1.00 coupon = $1.79 each
Garnier Hairspray - $2.99 - $1.00 coupon = $1.99 each
Old Spice Body Wash - $3.99 - $1.00 coupon = $2.99 each
Crest Toothpaste - $2.49 - $1.00 coupon = $1.49 each
Speed Stick Deoderant - $1.99 - $1.00 coupon = $0.99 each
Old Spice Deoderant - $3.99 - $1.00 coupon = $2.99 each
Lady Speed Stick Deoderant - $1.99 - $1.00 coupon = $0.99 each
Herbal Essence Body Wash - $2.99 - $1.00 coupon = $1.99 each
For my first attempt, I didn't set a budget limit. I wanted to see how good I did without the pressure of a "under x amount" on myself. After a few more round of this, I'll start budgeting out everything and have a target price for everything. I don't want to do to much too fast.
Have you tried your first big haul yet? How did you do?