Have you ever heard those stories where people go to the store and pay practically nothing for a cart full of groceries using coupons? Well, it can be done with just a few hours work a week if you know where to find the deals.
I just bought $89.58 worth of food and household products and paid only $3.05! Here is what I bought and what it cost before the coupons. I actually saved even more, because several of the items were on sale.
2 boxes of Post Shredded Wheat $3.50
10 boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese $11.35
5 Betty Crocker Potato pouches $6.45
3 Green Giant Steamers vegetables $4.50
Tony's pizza $2.75
2 Johnson's Buddies soaps for kids $1.98
4 Starburst $6.00
Salad dressing $1.24
Chocolate cherries .49
Glade Diffuser $5.99
Crest Toothpaste $2.74
Oral B Toothbrush $2.74
Covergirl foundation $15.99
Covergirl concealer $12.99
Tyson Chicken strips $8.49
I don't get this kind of savings every week, but I still save hundreds of dollars on my grocery bill a year just by using coupons.
I find coupons in my Sunday newspaper, magazines and on the internet. There are a lot of blogs online that give great information on where to get the best deals by matching sales with available coupons. One site I would recommend is
This site gives you great information on saving money, and not just from coupons. The website is set up in eight sections, including Deals & Steals, Freebies, Coupons, From my Kitchen, Earning & Managing Money, Family Fun & Holidays, Living Simply & Giveaways. In addition to the deals you will find on MoneySavingMom, she also provides links to other money saving blogs. .
MoneySavingMom lists the most popular chain of stores, like Kroger, Meijer, Rite-Aid, Walgreens & CVS and the sales that when used along with available coupons will give you items for free or almost free, and sometimes even money back! She even gives you links to coupons that can be printed and the date of the coupon flyer from SmartSource & Red Plum that you will find in your local newspaper. You can sign up for automatic updates to your e-mail so you don't miss out on any of the great deals.
In this current economy, every bit of savings counts!