I've always been a coupon cutter. I know that many people don't do it, for whatever reason. And to be honest I don't use all the coupons I cut. But I am thankful on the days when I notice on the sales flier that my local Shoppers Food was having a weekend of triple coupons! Oh I was so jealous when my friend Cindy reported to me that NC had double coupons. I searched and search for a grocery store in Seattle but with no luck.
But now...oh beautiful Shoppers and their triple coupon days. I planned my Friday night at the grocery store...alone without kids... so I could really concentrate. I pulled all of my under 1.00 coupons out and organized them in recycled envelopes by aisle in the store. (Yes I am that anal.) The store was tripling coupons 50 cents and under and doubling up to a dollar. With calculator and coupons in hand I went to work and after 2 hours my brain felt like mush and my cart was spilling over. I had to quit, and I never even got to the frozen food aisle. Did I buy food that we normally don't eat? You betcha! It's been a long time since my kids have had rice chex cereal. No it was not all organic, yes some of it is filled with sodium and preservatives...but let's face it sometimes I need to just get food on our plates and I don't have the time to always remember to soak beans the night before.
All in all, I am very proud to say I saved $95.35 by using coupons and some of the items I got free!!!