My sister-in-law is a coupon ninja and saves tons of money all the time on groceries and stuff like that, but I've always been too intimidated to try to do it myself. Until, that is, one of the church secretaries started couponing as well and brought me under her wing. I won't bore you with the details of how I saved money or even got started. Instead I will point you towards the blogs that have helped me out. They are:
But the real reason for this blog entry is to share with you my first outing as a serious Coupon-Mom. So, without further ado:
My trip to CVS yielded this bounty:
Without coupons, I would have spent 12.82. Instead, I spent only 9.18. So I only saved 3.64...but that's still about 28% savings.
So in total, I spent 22.47 for 11 items, saving 48.6%. I think that's a pretty good start, don't you?
How do you save pennies when you shop? Any websites you can recommend?