I have been on a couponing break for the last few weeks, but really started back again this week. I have been a couponer for 10 years now, and I get into periods where I just don't feel like doing it any more...so I stop until I feel the want/drive to get back to it.
I am by no means an extreme couponer, and honestly am not a fan of the show because they show scenes that are not going to happen for regular consumers because the stores are waving their coupon policies to get their 5 minutes of fame. But, we won't get into all of that...
Before coupons: $43.12 After coupons $0.62!!! (4 SunDrop sodas are missing from this photo...we drank them before we got home!)
62 cents before tax...wooohoooo!
Before coupons/sales: $58.03 After coupons: $6.03
Before coupons/sales: $60.90 After coupons: $3.71
If I did not shop the sales with coupons, I would have spent $705.56 & after coupons, I spent $95.88. A total savings of $609.68!!
I shopped the reduced section of my grocery store for meat (forgot the picture) & bought 2 pounds of ground chuck, 2 family size packs of chicken breasts, 2 racks of baby back ribs, & 1 package of pork chops for just $26.09. I will be submitting a beer rebate (no beer purchase required!!!) for $15, bringing my grand total for all that meat to just $11.09!!