my first REAL coupon experience
- lasagna soup - found here
- moms famous chicken, rice and broccoli casserole that we love (i'll have to share the recipe in a later post!)
- pasta with the new Philadelphia cream cheese sauce found here but using sausage instead of beef (may tweak the recipe a little, haven't decided)
- going out one night
- leftovers the other nights
So my search started on coupons.com- I got several really good coupons and since they were doubling them at HT, I got many things for $2 off!
Some of the great coupons/ savings I used included...
My grand total for groceries today was $101.21
I paid... $65.19!!!!!!
Total coupon/ VIC savings today = $36.02
Unfortunately, I will never be an extreme coupon person. In my opinion you really can't eat as healthy as I would like to. A lot of coupons are for hamburger helper and boxed and frozen items. I am proud of what I made work today for foods that were already on our list and that we will actually eat. Now did I have coupons for the fresh fruits and vegetables or the cake mixes I am making for a friend? No. I had a coupon for a pretty decent savings on Yoplait yogurt but when I looked at the sugar content in that brand (16 grams!) I said no way and opted to buy the HT brand with only 6 grams of sugar. So you have to give some and take some, but I am very happy with the outcome and I hope this post can help motivate some of you to print some of those coupons and take advantage of it. I know I will from now on! Meal planning and coupons is the ticket!
Please let me know if you have any good sites or ways to find coupons that I am not yet aware of since I am new at this!!!
~let go laughing.