Couponing success!!

Today I had some of my best couponing success to date and I just had to share!

I'm definitely not an 'extreme' couponer, nor do I stock up on items simply because I can get them dirt-cheap. My couponing is pretty focused on items that:
1. Don't expire/go bad
2. Everyone NEEDS, but hates spending $$ on, and 
3. I can actually store in our hall closet/bathroom/pantry. No stockpiles in garages here!!!
Definitely NOT my garage! ;)
So I mainly go after toilet paper, paper towels, tissues,shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, etc. I always use coupons for groceries too, but those deals are never as 'extreme' as my focus items.

Since I started, my first goal was just to save 15% on a grocery bill.
BAM! I did it! And I was HOOKED.
I surpassed my next goals of saving 20, 30 and 35% on grocery bills and do that regularyly. Next up is a 40% total savings that I'm working towards! I've saved roughly 50-60% in stores like CVS with other items, but the grocery bill goal is always the most fun!

Let's break down my deals today!
First stop: Kroger grocery store.
Picked up (4) 12-packs of Charmin TP
On sale for $5.99 each.
I had (4) $2.00 off Charmin product manufacturer coupons
So make those $3.99 each.
The TP qualified for the Buy 4 Get $4 instantly back Kroger Event.
So it was like getting each one for $2.99
Meaning about .25 cents a roll!!!
My total (after taxes) was $12.73 and would have been $25.52
50% total savings!!!!

2nd stop: CVS pharmacy
Picked up 1 box Tampax pearl
On sale for $3.99
Had a $2 off manufacturer coupon
Paid $1.99!!
Picked up (2) full-size bottles of Pantene shampoo
On sale for $3.33 each
I had a $3 off two Pantene manufacturer coupon
So I got 2 full size shampoo's for a total of $3.66
My total (after taxes) was $6.01 and would have been $11.34
47% total savings!!!

Hopefully I didn't lose anyone, and hopefully my math was right on the total savings! ;) Just happy I got to use quite a few of my January coupons before the expired at the end of next week!
Anyone else coupon? Trying to start? I'd love to hear your strategies as well!


  1. Wooooooo! :) Great job girl! :) I love couponing! It's so fun! I love when we save a bunch!


  2. Awesome job!! I use both of those brands and currently need both. Can you fill me in on where you got the coupons!!??

  3. You have inspired me to get better about couponing! I honestly am surprised I haven't done this being how frugal I am. I always go for the sales, and if it's not on sale, the generic brands for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Ok, I'm seriously amazed!!! Please teach me! I cut out the coupons in the Sunday paper and then they always lay in the drawer-unused! These sound like great deals; and stuff I would use too! PS- Officially your latest follower =)

  5. Wow! I am so impressed! I have been trying to learn the whole "coupon-ing" thing! Just found your blog and am a new follower!

  6. Love this. I hope to get into couponing...but it hasn't happened yet, haha. Thanks for the inspiration :)

    Much love,

  7. This is great! I keep meaning to use coupons, but I always think that they're for "stuff I don't really want". But this is so true! Even if I just use coupons on the toiletry stuff, it's worth it! Got any other tips for me? :)


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