Saturday, July 31, 2010

I heart coupons




So I have been able to get some amazing deals this weekend! Yesterday at Target I scored pretty big in the toy isle for the kids saving 75% off of everything. Christmas is going to be fun this year :) I think I got like 10-12 toys and paid about $4 a toy average. Then I got tons of clothes for rylie at Old Navy and Target. Iwas able to get her 7 bottoms, 8 shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, and 3 ballerina/tumbling class outfits. For all of her stuff I paid $38..not bad. A lot of the clothes are a size up or two.
I really have a love hate relationsip with coupons. I love that I can get soo many things for sooo cheap or free. I love that I never pay for toiletries anymore. I love that it has helped me make friends and that I can share my knowledge with others. I don't like on the other had how much it consumes my life. Couponing is my favorite thing to do now. I love when I can save 80-90% off my grocery bills, but I don't like all the time it takes me to get organized to do so. I don't like how our office is just piles of newspapers and coupons. So just when I think maybe I should just go back to shopping generic and on a very strict budget and menu I have a day like today when I saved over 93% total. Before coupons and savings my bill would have been $233, but out of pocket I paid $31. At walgreens I got the best deal, I got 3 packages of pull-ups and 6 packages of gum for 98 cents!! Crazy, right?!
I know I have hardly any food in these pictures, the truth is I didn't go to shop for food because I have accumulated a decent stock pile of food and I really only shop for that stuff when it's free or practically free...or i'm all out and desperate. We have gotten our groceries down to about $150-$200 a month and that includes baby supplies and cleaning supplies as well.

7 comments:

Carly said...

Go you!!

I quilt honestly just don't understand it. I haven't really gotten a Sunday paper yet, but I get the red plums in the mail each week... and I go through and clip the coupons that look usable. But then I take them to the store and the generic or other brand I would have bought is still cheaper without the coupon. Is it doubling that works so great? Or only using the coupon when the item is on sale?? It's ok though. You don't have stress about my inability to figure this out!!

Amelia and Elliott Smith said...

You are awesome. I hope to someday be like you :) I think I need to figure out a system that works for me so I can get more organized. Did Old Navy have 50% off clearance again?!! I will be heart broken if I missed that.

Crockett said...

Awesome Tanya! I love couponing!! I didn't even know Old Navy was having their 50% off sale. Usually I get an email when they do it. I happened to drive by and see it today. SOOO glad I did!

I also love Old Navy!! :)

Janice said...

You're awesome!

Cami and Phil said...

Wow good for you Tanya! I am loving the couponing thing too, but you sound a lot more organized than me. It is SO true though, it does take a long time to just organize a shoppng list to GO! But its like living with Luxury Items for SO MUCH less!!

Amelia and Elliott Smith said...

I'm having Tanya withdrawls... I think I haven't talked to you in uhmmm... 3 days :)

Seth and Kamron Carlsen said...

Do you do coupon sense? or do you just do it on your own?