Saturday, April 7, 2012

30 Before 30: Saving More than I Spend

Yesterday I went to Publix without much of a plan, which is a huge no-no in the couponing world. I needed some things to make this ridiculously delicious Oreo dessert for Easter and some mustard to make this delicious baked corned beef. I hadn't really bothered with coupon matching because I wasn't planning on buying anything else.

Lo and behold, I got to Publix and found a ton of great sales to match coupons I had, and I completed one of my 30 before 30 goals: #23 Save more than I spend at the grocery store! I didn't even realize it until the cashier handed me my reciept, and then I had to restrain myself from jumping up and down. It's the little things, people.

Here's my pull:

Yes, that is a lot of yogurt--it was on sale for more than 50% off, which is cheaper than I've ever seen it. Josh eats it every morning, so I stocked up. I'm proud because I met my goal, got what I needed, and only bought stuff we will actually use.

Here's my proof:


I know many people save much more than this every week, but this is a big deal for me! Usually I manage to save about the same as what I spend, or a little bit less. I'm so excited I finally broke that 50% barrier!

6 comments:

  1. Way to go!! I need to figure out these couponing strategies!!

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  2. I'm impressed with anyone who manages to remember they have coupons without doing that whole "extreme" couponing thing. Way to go, you!

    (BTW, am I the only one who thinks adding "extreme" to anyone is just slightly unhealthy?)

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  3. Nice work! Especially since it is things you are going to use. NO one need 500 bottles of mustard!

    I tagged you in my post today :)

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    1. I saw that! Thanks--I'm flattered!

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  4. that's pretty awesome...great job! i've been meaning to save some big time money too!

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  5. Wow! I need to work on couponing. Great job!

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