When you can cut your grocery bill down from $103 to $23 and walk out with another $34 in store coupons towards your next purchase, you've done well.
I snagged another 11 boxes of hot chocolate for the church, free Sauve (plus overage), FREE bread (plus overage), FREE baby powder (plus overage), plus tons of regular stuff for cheap, and then got the salmon filets, organic snack bars, fresh vegetables, organic dairy, and meats we normally buy. The only difference is that I chose items to buy that while I may not use (like all that hot coco, shampoo, powder etc) I can DONATE these items to the shelter and apply the overage to my other transactions.
Overage is when they store gives me $2 on my next order for a 79c loaf of bread, for example.
My favorite moment was when the checker said to me in disbelief: YOU GOT A GREAT DEAL!
Total cost of everything I bought:
- $49.78 in preferred card savings
-$78.50 in coupons (primarily catalinas from prior deals)
- $1 off the salmon store coupon
I paid $23
Total savings 85%
You CAN DO THIS. I work FULL TIME. I do NOT spend hours and hours doing calculations and cutting coupons. Find a great website that has women all over your area who work out the scenarios and learn from them, edit and change to suit your family's tastes and needs.