I've been totally out of the couponing swing for a while, but it seems like prices are getting higher on everything and I realized that I need to get back into coupons. I bought myself a Couponizer and got back to clipping. I picked up a few papers yesterday and spent some time cutting, sorting and organizing the coupons in my Couponizer. I have to say that I didn't think it was going to be much different than my old method of a little accordian file, but the different pockets that clearly say "coupons to use at checkout" along with the shopping list pocket and place to put my store cards really do make a difference. No, you don't NEED it, but I think it will help me--someone with a little organizational problem--get organized.
I tried out my new system on a trip to Kroger. They're having some really great deals that after reading online, I see they'll last for the next TWO weeks. I'm going to have to order some coupons! If you buy multiples of 10, you'll automatically save $5 at check-out and there are coupons out for many of the items. Today I picked up:
- 4 cans of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
- 2 Pillsbury French Bread
- 1 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls(small can)
- 1 Pillsbury Pizza crust
- 3 Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes
- 3 Betty Crocker boxed potatoes
- 1 Kraft Singles
I also picked up totally FREE:
- 1 can of Mighty Dog Selects
- 1 Little Caesar Puppy dinner
- 1 4 Pk - Proactive Yogurt Drinks
I bought some other assorted items and wound up paying $24 and saving $30! I know you're looking at my list and see I only bought 15 items. Yes, I miscounted somehow. I had coupons for all of those items and actually had MORE Grands coupons, but they only had 4 on the shelf. So I missed out on another $5, but since I'm just getting back in practice, I'm not going to beat myself up!