Saving money one coupon at a time.

10 Feb

Today at Stater Bros. I spent $41.84 and saved $39.88. Not bad. Even better was spending 39.96 at Ralphs and saving $55.42. Whoo hoo! I even got register coupons back for about $3.50 AND will get cash back from Ralphs for about $6.50 just on todays transactions. I’ll be off to Target later to get a few very cheap and/or free items.

A few of the sites helping me are:

Yeah, the couponing takes extra time, but since I’m a stay at home mom, I MAKE the time.  Cutting costs are part of my job.

Also, in these hard times many stores are accepting expired coupons.  My husband found a coupon for Harbor Freight that expired yesterday, and he called and spoke to the manager who said he would accept it as long as he brought it in.  (20% makes a difference!)  Also, many restaurants are doing the same (Pat & Oscars to name just one), so it doesn’t hurt to ask.

Anyone else want to share their ideas?

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4 Responses to “Saving money one coupon at a time.”

  1. morethananelectrician February 10, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

    My trick is only to buy what my wife tells me from where she tells me to go…no extras.

  2. GoofyJ February 12, 2009 at 8:30 am #

    Great ideas! I’ll have to check out those sites

  3. Al February 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    Interesting post. Thanks for the helpful tips/websites.

  4. Suzie February 13, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    I guess I know what I will be learning to do while on Maternity Leave!!! Thanks for the info, every little bit helps!! I love to save money!!!

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