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.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Feel Good Shopping Trip

I went to CVS tonight for a "pick me up shopping trip". I wanted to renew my belief in my money saving efforts after my lawnmower/
ticket day yesterday and today. I was wanting to do the Nivea deal where you buy $15 in Nivea products and get $5 ecbs back. I printed out online, with the help of friends, 3- $2 off coupons. The shave gel that I wanted was $2.99 each so I really needed 6 coupons instead of three. As I was trying to print more offline my computer crashed and then it said I had reached the limit even though I had only printed one. I emailed the company and said that I would really like to get reset and print three more coupons so that I could use their product. Today when the mail came Nivea sent me three more manufacturer coupons for $2 off. yay!!

My deal tonight I did:
6 Nivea shave gels
2 Heinze vinegar
coupons used
6-$2 coupons for Nivea
1 $4 off $20

My total came to $8 and change. I thought the total should have been lower but I just chalked it up to me calculating wrong I gave them a $7.98 ecb and .40 in cash.

I also got $7 in ecbs back for next time.

When I got home and looked at my receipt they forgot to scan one of my $2 coupons. Of course I got right on the phone and they are going to give me $2 back tomorrow when I go back.

I feel better about my lawnmower now, aaahhh.

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