Monday, February 15, 2010

Thirty Cents


This is what $0.30 worth of vegetables looks like!


I went to the Savannah Women’s Show with my mom and my sisters a few weekends ago, and while there we sat in on a brief seminar presented by The Coupon Queeny about frugal shopping with coupons. She mentioned buying coupons online to maximize your savings when you pair them with store sales.

Every Wednesday, I visit the Southern Saver’s website and check out her coupon matchups for Harvey’s Supermarket. She does all the work for me, including links to any printable coupons that are available or the newspaper coupon insert in which the manufacturer’s coupons can be found.

This week, Wednesday February 10 through Tuesday, February 16, Harvey’s had Birdseye frozen veggies and Birdseye Steamfresh frozen veggies on sale for $1 a bag. I know Harvey’s doubles coupons up to $0.50 and I found $0.50 off coupons online on Coupons by Dede. I purchased twenty coupons on her site for $3.40 last Wednesday.

My coupons came in the mail on Saturday, I went to Harvey’s today and walked out with twenty bags of broccoli, peas, and corn after handing over the cashier only one quarter and one nickel, which equated to the 3% sales tax on the pre-coupon amount.

There are some people who say couponing doesn’t pay off for them or that they can only buy junk food that isn’t good for their families. You can see that this is all frozen vegetables-so no junk food there. The whole process took me less than 20 minutes including the time in the store. That $30 in savings means that I would have to make $90 an hour for my couponing to not be worth it, and trust me—that’s waaayyyy more than I make at my regular job!

Try it—you might just surprise even yourself!


Jamie said...

I am very impressed with your couponing skills! Alas, my sister, the CPA, got all those coupon clipping genes that completely skipped over me. But I am now the store brand queen. I will try any store brand anything and unless it is really horrible, I usually buy again. Thanks for the coupon reminder. Happy bargain hunting!

Grits said...

Are you really paying for coupons? The only thing I pay for is my Sunday paper with coupons in it. You should definitely check out where you can print coupons for free and too!
Good luck with your couponing. I LOVE IT!

Sarah Cook said...

I do check out the online sites and my Sunday paper, but I needed 20 of the same coupon so I used the coupon clipper site to get that high of a quantity without having to buy 20 Sunday papers :) Thanks for the suggestion though.

Bella Michelle said...

Doesn't it feel good to do that???? You did good, girl! BTW, did you know my DD is going to GSU in the fall? She is soooooooooo excited. We have to go in a couple of weeks for her interview for a shot at a Leadership Scholarship.

Sarah Cook said...

I loved GSU! It was such a good experience. I hope she enjoys it too!