When I am shopping with coupons I feel like this ballerina doing Swan Lake or something.
I feel like I am gracefully fluttering on tip toe through the store. I slightly bend forward to check a price on something not on sale. I do a flying leap past all the full priced items to land every so gently in front of the canned soup (which is on sale this week). I turn two full circles with hands over head celebrating my great find. I fill my cart with 12 cans of soup and push my cart with one hand while the other is extended out flowing gracefully to the side, all the way to check out. As I get to check out, I greet the cashier will a smile while removing my find from the cart. It takes another full circle to retrieve my coupons and hand them to the cashier. "Here comes the big finish" I think to myself. The cashier looks at the total and says, "Wow!" with great surpise. I give another quick spin, perfect performance! I take an oncore bow and work myself out the door.
I think all of the coupon people should have a tutu that we wear when grocery shopping.
Here is the break down. The soup is on sale at Kroger this week.
12 cans of soup 4 were chicken noodle 8 were tomato. sale 10/$5 I had .40/4 coupons (used 3 coupons) final= .30ea
I am a stay at home mom who is fed up with spending a large portion of income on grocery bills. It is my job, according to God, to be a good help mate for my husband. I am trying to live up to my job description. I am starting a journey into the grocery coupon world and invite you to come with me. I have never used coupons for grocery shopping and as of January 1st 2008 I am diving in. I will be using http://www.thegrocerygame/ , http://www.moneysavingmom.com and the http://www.couponmom.com/ website to guide me on how to save money. I am going to treat this adventure as a part time job and put in the hours necessary to make it work. I am excited and nervous to get started.