Sunday, February 27, 2011
Addicted to Coupons
I have started coupon shopping in January in response to the Extreme Coupon show I saw on TLC. The people on this show amaze me with their $2.67 grocery bill and four carts of groceries. The bizarre part of the show is the OCD tendencies these people have such as: enough toilet paper for 30 years warehoused in their garage or a shopping trip that yields over 300 free toothbrushes. This being said, I now have an addiction to shopping with coupons. I am not extreme by any means. I purchase two newspapers every Sunday and combine the coupons with store sales to net the best price on items that my family will use in a reasonable amount of time. There are no plans of renting a storage unit to keep my groceries. Last week I was pretty proud of the fact that I was able to find laundry detergent for $0.49, $0.73 deodorant, Cheerios for $0.99 a box, free KY, free toothpaste, free salad dressing and free hot dogs. This has become a game for me and I am determined to win! I must pay less than half-off to even consider going to the store since starting this adventure. I have found a grocery store in a neighboring community that doubles coupons up to $1, all bread items are purchased from a bakery outlet (over 75% savings) and I purchase some staple items at Aldi. If only I could find a discount on fresh fruit, vegetables and milk, but that might involve buying a farm.