and then he went through a stack over an inch thick.....and looked at some of them with a MAGNIFYING GLASS (apparently, he'd never seen internet printed coupons before!)
Even he was a bit surprised with the ending total.....
WITH my wonderful coupons.......
We spent $85.88 and SAVED $106.73......Micaela SQUEALED with delight. I am turning her into a lil frugal mama. (She actually asked when she gets her OWN box.....ARGH!)
Why do I use coupons? Because for me, it works. I don't think my sytem is any better than anyone else's. But for me, it works. I know many women say they don't have the time, or the coupons just don't add up to any REAL savings. Well, the proof is in the pudding (which speaking of I got 9 boxes of pudding snacks last night for $0.14 each...my kids LOVE those and they're usually $1.59 each.)
And to make matters even sweeter, the lady who was staring at me toldme how much she admired the hard work I put into this for my family. How much she wanted to be able to do it. It's not rocket surgery (as that funny line goes....) Anyone with a desire to save money can do this.
My real Challenge comes in JUNE, when I will put aside my debit card and only allow deals that are pennies on the dollar or FREE. It'll be interesting.