Monday, March 30, 2009

recession renegade

Before this weekend I had never clipped a coupon in my life. Recently, though, I started following a blog about savings and coupons in Las Vegas, and I decided that I could apply a lot of the same tricks here in Idaho! For my first time, I think that I did a pretty good job! First I discovered that Albertsons is having a special until tax day: if you buy an Albertsons gift card for $250 you get $20 extra. I easily spend that much at Albertsons each month, so I used most of my grocery budget on the gift card, which I will use for the rest of my groceries this month. Then I scoped out the weekly Albertsons advertising paper, finding deals I was interested in. Things like buy 7 Kellogg's cereals and get 3 gallons of milk for free (cereal=great meal any time in my house!). Then I printed some coupons online, which only saved me a few bucks, but, hey, every little bit helps. Anyway, here's how it ended up:

I spent: $70.78
I saved: $75.69 - That's 106%!!

The most surprising part of all? I actually enjoyed myself. Who knew that finding bargains would actually be fun and fulfilling!!?

6 comments:

K8 said...

way to go! Cereal is also an anytime meal at my house! I've always wanted to clip coupons but I haven't found the time to do it yet.... Keep up the good work!

Kaja said...

you're amazing! i'm starting to discover that cereal is an anytime food at everyone's house whether they admit it or not..LOL!

Kristine said...

you go girl! nice work! i need to be better at budgeting and looking for good deals.

Melissa Braegger said...

I'm so proud of you:) I have recently started being more coupon saavy and every dollar saved defintly helps. Love ya

Chadster and Brittster said...

You've inspired me!!! Teach me, I'll be your grasshopper!

Mallory Evans Photography said...

das flyy girl. 106 percent savings. fly fly sly sly yeah