Minh and I finished the first season of TLC's Extreme Couponing in two days. It's such an awesome show! It brought back a lot of good memories for me. :)
I used to be very coupon savvy before I went away to college. I learned from my Mom! My Mom and I always looked forward to the Sunday paper for the ads! We'd match up sales and even score a few freebies every now and then. My high school friend would joke of how I'm so "embarrassing" like a "mom" for using coupons. Even one of Minh's friend from law school made fun of me for using coupons! She thought the idea of me keeping them in my purse was hilarious. Minh also laughed with her at the time. As if saving money is something to be embarrassed about. lol
Some of my non-Asian friends also thought it was weird that my family re-used our plastic grocery bags as trash bags. All my relatives do it, and I'm sure a lot of people all around the globe does the same! You just have to take out your trash more often. :)
Anyhow, I want to share with you my proud couponing moment tonight...here it is!
- Purina Pro Plan Dog Food is regularly $12.99 for a small 6lb bag.
-It's on sale this week for $10.99 at Petsmart with the use of your (free) PetPerks reward card.
-The $5 off coupon comes on selected bags of Purina Pro.
-There is a $3.00 off coupon inside of selected bags of Purina Pro (or you can go online and print the $3.00 off coupon).
After the in-store sale price and 2 manufactured coupons, my total came out to be $2.99.
$12.99 to $2.99!
Tax in Seattle, Washington is 9.50% making my grand total $4.03.
(Nail polish is Nicole by OPI "It's Not You, It's Blue")
I've collected 4 bags of food for my furbabies already!
We used to buy the larger bags, but after studying couponing ~ it makes much more sense to buy the smaller bag especially if the savings are greater with coupons. The smaller bags are easier to carry, don't take up much space, and keeps the food fresh for the dogs. Win-Win-Win.
I spent about an hour at http://thekrazycouponlady.com/ matching weekly deals with coupons today. You should check out this site if you're interested in learning how save.
I already have a full Target shopping trip planned with coupons for tomorrow. Let me know in the comments if you're interested in hearing about that! I understand clipping coupons isn't for everyone. It is very time consuming, but it fits into my lifestyle.
I like to be able to exercise my mind by memorizing prices of goods at each grocery store I frequent. I also enjoy it very much! :D
My sister is messaging with me on AIM, she goes:
"it's not that impressive
you've done better"
lol, I'm going to try to be even better!!