Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cha-ching, baby!!

I have really developed a love for couponing. It is challenging and yet, extremely rewarding. This week, my newest discovery is that all of the Utah Valley Wal-Marts double their coupons (up to a dollar) every Tuesday. When you couple that with their best deals and sales, you can have a very fun time.

I bought all of this for only $21.35. That is an average of 66.7 ¢ per item!!!




We're talking brownies, donuts, pickles, potatoes, chocolate chips, and so much more!

In recent months, I have been spending like mad trying to get my family's year supply. I used to spend around $1,000 to $1,200 every month on groceries. ACK! It was weird, but I never could seem to get past the 6 month mark either.

Since I have started couponing, I am down to less than $400 per month (total) and I also have finally reached my goal. We have our year's supply. Please don't think it's the cannery stuff either. I have plenty of that, but that's not what I am including as my year supply. It's all the GOOD & YUMMY stuff - most of it name brand, too! (not that I really care). I never thought it could be done for 7 people and I especially never knew I could do it so quickly and so inexpensively. I have only been couponing for about 4 months, too.

I know that it's because of two things: couponing and making it a priority with the Lord. I was once told that once you make your food storage a priority, the Lord would help you. He would put sales and opportunities in your way to take advantage of. Boy, has He ever come through for us. I am so grateful for my new found hobby.

Now, please don't thing that I am bragging (even though I am just a little bit - I am so excited!). I just want people to know that it can be easy, quick, and anyone can do it.

6 comments:

Erika said...

Brag all you want! That is something to be seriously proud of!! I'm jealous!

Torri P said...

I agree...brag away! Couponing is a talent....one that I REALLY REALLY want to learn! I watched the coupon show on TLC ...HOLY SMOKES they saved SO much!! Way to go on the 1yr of storage!!

Dad E. said...

Amber - Wonderful, and congratulations. I love you. Dad

Fullmer Family said...

I SERIOUSLY need some coupon tutoring Amber. :) For real, I'm not kidding, I'm clueless. Luckily, for our bank account, the girls keep me home so I'm not out spending too much money...The girls literally are my coupons. :) But we also need food. ;)

Haylee and JC said...

Yay!! I love couponing. Its the greatest thing ever. And way to go for the 1 year for 7 people. Thats fantastic!

Devony said...

Yay! It totally gives me a high when I do that! Congrats!