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.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Roll With it Baby!!

I went to CVS tonight. I rolled some ECB's from last week. I am so excited!

Did I mention? I am so excited!

Here is what I got:

My 1st Transactions

4 Softsoap Spas $4.99each

My Coupons

2-$1.50 off

2- $1 off

$3 off $15 purchase

$5 off $15 purchase

TOTAL ECB's used from last week=$6

TOTAL OOP= $1.26

TOTAL ECBs back= $19.96

2nd Transaction

3-6 packs of Dove Soap on sale for $5.99each

My coupons

3-$1 coupons

$3 off $15 purchase

$5 off $15 purchase

TOTAL ECB's used from last week= $4.99

TOTAL OOP= $2.23

TOTAL ECB's back=$5
TOTAL ECB's AVAILABLE FOR NEXT WEEK $27.95 I think I am having heart palpatations.
Let me explain. ECB's have to be used for the amount on each one printed. When I walked into the store I had a $6, $2.99 and a $4.99 ECB's available. My 1st total was only $1.26 and my smallest ECB was $2.99 I did not want to waste $1.73 ECB so I put the cash out. This is also true for the 2nd transaction. I could have paid nothing out of pocket but I would have lost some ECB money. I chose to put money out of pocket and save my ECB for next week.


Sherri said...

See! And it's just that easy! Way to go!

Lori said...

I guess it is not so scary anymore either?...

Jessica Morris said...

Nice!! :)
Our CVS is all out of that Spa soap! I am hoping to catch some on Friday, their restocking day!