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!


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

  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?)

  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 :)

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

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


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