Wednesday, February 3, 2010


So yesterday I was telling you about my new coupon adventure. I'm going to convert you all because this really is worth it. Here's how my trip went.


4 Jars of Ragu & 2 Jars of Mayo - Total spent $5.48

Fred Meyer

3 bags of chips
2 boxes cereal
3 boxes crackers
2 pints sour cream
4- 12 packs pop - Total spent $26.24

My total savings was 74%! Granted....the chips and the crackers are more snack foods, but thats ok because these are things we go through with my snacky husband! And those are the most expensive items at the grocery store. I'd say I did pretty good for my first small trip.

First thing I want you to do. . your local newspaper and ask them if they have a deal for you to receive 5 copies of the Sunday newspaper. Yes FIVE!!! Four at the least. They will most likely have a good deal for you. The Times News in Twin Falls has a coupon clippers deal which is 7 day a week delivery and 4 extra on Sunday for $18.00 a month until I cancel. That gives me 5 copies on Sunday. I figured it's about .40 a paper. You can't beat that. You really only need the Sunday paper, but some will require you to take all 7 days. You don't want to just go buy it every Sunday because it will cost you around $1.50 per paper. Yikes!

Next thing I want you to do... . go to and read the 10 days to become a coupon clipper. It will give you all the scoop. And be patient, this poor girls website keeps going down due to all the traffic. So just keep checking if it doesn't work.

Third thing, add these websites to your favorites:

I'll keep you updated on my different trips to give you ideas and to see how it works!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


For the last few months I have been researching endlessly the art of couponing. Food costs have been driving me absolutely bonkers! I just couldn't figure out how a house of 2 people would create a grocery bill of $300.00 every month. ACK! That's alot of for food. I'm sure some of you with families are probably laughing at that number, but for 2 really is alot.

But you see....I have this problem. . . .it's called a husband. . . .and this husband eats and eats and eats everything!!! So that is why our grocery bill is so much. And he loves I always have to have something to snack on for him! Chips, crackers, popcorn. I'm not sure where he puts all the pounds from these snacks....he's pretty skinny!

I have finally decided to dive in and give it a try. So Sunday, I picked up 4 Times News Newspapers. Yes. . . 4. Apparently the first secret is stock piling your coupons. I spent 2 hours cutting and clipping coupons for items that I buy on a regular basis. I was actually really surprised at how many I had just from one newspaper. I couldn't figure out why I needed 4 newspapers. After a minute I realized...well duh camille, because if you want to buy more than one of each item, you need more than one coupon! Ya....the blondness is coming out more and more everyday....everyday I get dumber. :)

Anyway, tonight is my first experience. I'll be hitting up Albertsons and Fred Meyer. Albertsons put out some double coupons. Double coupons allow you to double the value of your manufacturer coupon. These are amazing! I figured I'll be spending about $38.00 and have saved $30.00. Not bad for my first trip.

I'm pretty excited about this. . . .hopefully I'll get better! Do you coupon?? Share your ideas! Trust me...everyone can do this, there are plenty of coupons to be printed and cut!