Have you seen the show Extreme Couponing on TLC? It's a show about people who save hundreds on their grocery shopping by using coupons with items on sale. It's facsinating.
Since the first special aired a few months ago I've been inspired to give it a try, although on a much smaller scale.
There are several websites that you can go to that will give you the sale/coupon match-ups. The two that I use most frequently are Southern Savers & Coupon Mom. Basically, by using coupons on items that are already on sale, you get them for next to nothing. Or sometimes nothing.
Last Sunday, I was checking out the sites & came across some deals I just couldn't pass up. Here's what all I got:
8 boxes of pasta
4 bottles of Propel Zero
2 packages of American cheese
My total spent? $2.67!!! The retail value of this purchase is around $28.00. I saved 91%!
Now, what in the world am I going to do with 8 boxes of pasta? Especially since we'd just gone grocery shopping the day before & bought a box of spaghetti & penne. Our church is taking donations right now for a local food co-op, so I'll probably take most of it up there.
Over the past couple of months I've also been able to get toothpaste, deodorant & body wash for free! You can't beat free!
There's so much more I need to learn about couponing, but it's certainly addictive.
Are you a couponer?