Friday, July 20, 2012

My Couponing "Adventures" this Week

I've been loving Meijer for getting sweet deals lately! I've clipped a few coupons off mperks to use, but other than that I didn't bring in any paper coupons and worked mainly off the CATs (catalina coupons that print when you check out.) Here's my day 1 trip to Meijer. 
As you can see I spent $6.42 and got $13 in coupons back! I did not expected to get that many, but I got $4 for the paper products, $3 for the salty snacks, and randomly got a $2/produce, $2/carbonated purchase, $2/bakery. 

Of course I had to use those coupons so I went back today and here's what I got. 
I used $13 in CATs and only spent $1.33! Well, that was fun :) And they were running a buy 10 and get the 11th free - and pretty much everything was a part of that except for the paper products, so that helped too. From this transaction I got back $2 for paper products, $3 for salty snacks, and randomly got $2 on cheese, $2 on meat, and $2 on frozen food. Total I got $11 back in coupons. (I also got a $20 off coupon when you transfer a prescription...might end up doing that too for a free $20!)

So, totaling up both of these trips to Meijer I spent $7.75 and still have $11 in coupons to use there! 

Compared to Meijer, my Jewel trip doesn't look as exciting, but I did a lot of catalina deals there as well, as well as paper coupons I clipped/printed. Here's what I got. 
My total before coupons was $31.51. I used a $3/30 coupon and $3/10 cereal purchase I received in the mail. I also used coupons for the OJ, Life cereal, granola bars, vinegar, and cheese. I paid $19.51 after coupons and got back $10.50 in CATs, for a net cost of $9.51. Not bad, but not as good as Meijer!

And an online deal - I made a free card (with free shipping too!) that I'm going to hold onto until it's time to give it to a certain someone! :) I like these cards because you can personalize them with photos.You can get one too through Sunday 7/22 - Use code: CAJ2719 at!

So maybe this motivated you to try couponing out?! It can be fun I promise and it's just so fun to save! Let me know if I can help at all!

 I would recommend organizing your coupons by inserts, like shown here.

And these are sites I am constantly checking like to use when looking for deals and planning my shopping trips! :)
Do you have any couponing tips or other favorite sites? I would love to hear about them!


  1. is my absolute favorite deal/couponing site! I only check that one anymore besides one that does my local grocery store deals. I used to read too because she posted a lot of online deals but I haven't been checking it lately. I'm too busy checking in my favorite crafty blogger :)

  2. Great deals! Now I'm craving cheese balls!

    I like She lives in the same city I do, so I can actually use the local deals she posts.

  3. Hi, I'm Shar!
    Your newest follower from the blog hop! OK... so I'm in love with your blog already from this post alone! :) Cute blog theme!

    xoxo ♥ -Shar

  4. Awesome! I love getting good deals! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Walk! New follower! :)

  5. Wow! That's amazing Brie! I wish couponing was better in Canada, not as easy as in the States! I used to be a lot better at getting coupons but it's so time consuming, unfortunately time I don't have right now. But I do love a good deal! Awesome job! By the way love your blog!


  6. This is awesome! I would totally love to get into couponing. I found you via the Weekend Blog Walk and am happy to be your newest follower! I'd love a follow back at http:
    //! :)

  7. Oh man oh man! I need to take some notes here!!! Thanks for sharing your wisdom!!!

    Maddie @


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