Saturday, October 17, 2009

My First Success with Couponing!

So, I've heard a lot about how much you can save by using coupons and shopping sales but I never really knew how to do it right. People would also say often you could get stuff for FREE doing it that way. Josh and I kinda tried when we lived in Utah last year, but we never got the hang of it or saw that great of results. I was playing around on Facebook the other day and saw some pictures from one of my friends. The pictures had a bunch of food and then the caption said how much it cost... it wasn't much at all! A few days later she posted another picture with a super low total cost. Like I'd heard, many of her items were free after the coupons. I had to asked her how she did it! She explained a few things to me, suggested some websites, and then I did a TON of internet research. I read blogs, websites, and printed coupons. Below is my first success story! All that is pictured was originally $27.18 before coupons. I paid a grand total of $2.16- with many items free. I seriously still can hardly believe it.

It consisits of 2 bags of Chex mix, 1/2 gallon milk, 2 frozen meals-FREE, a box of rice, 4 travel size contact solutions-FREE, heartburn medicine-FREE, dryer sheets, face wipes(travel size)-FREE, fruit cups, and 2 travel size toothpastes-FREE.

I'm still very much a newbie at this, but I'm going to keep at it. If I can do it, anyone can!


Grace said...

Jenna, I am so impressed!!! That is awesome! What websites did you look at?

The Reynolds Family said...

Look at you!! Well done! Doesn't it feel good to save!!?

Jenni said...

Dang girl! That's awesome! way to go! :) We'll have to try it!

Michael and Shelley said... you have to help the rest of us!! :-)