Friday, September 2, 2011

Saving Money - Stocking Up

What Great Deals we have this week at Fry's!

I decided to buckle down and devote some time to my couponing to stock up on everyday items to save our family LOTS of money!

A few ladies at my work meet once a week and we swap coupons. It is great and I often get what I need and stock up on coupons for multiple purchases.

I made a quick stop at Safeway to get 6 items that I had matching coupons for that gave me a great deal and then I did the bulk at Fry's.

Here's my stash! $187.26 worth of products. I paid $41.11 with a total savings of $146.15.
Most of the items are every day products that we all use and most of these products I can stock up on without them going bad.  Here is what I bought:
  • 4 - 12 pk. sodas
  • 2 1/2 gallon ice cream
  • 4 Colgate Toothbrushes (Free)
  • 2 Colgate toothpaste
  • 2 Crest Vivid Toothpaste
  • 4 L.A Product Hair Gel (Free)
  • 3 Febreeze Room Sprays
  • 2 Febreeze Air Set and Refresh (Donated to Science teacher for class)
  • 2 Dawn dish detergent
  • 1 Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
  • 1 A-1 Steak Sauce
  • 1 Heinz Ketchup
  • 1 Mezzetta Peppercinis
  • 10 Gillette Shaving Cremes
  • 3 Gillette Men's Body Wash
  • 1 Old Spice Body Wash
  • 6 Old Spice Deodorants
  • 8 Secret Women's Deodorants

Preparing to organize. I am slightly over the top with making things look organized.

Our stockpile of deodorants.

After seeing this picture I decided I really need to make all my labels match. I know I have a problem.

So here's the deal.  Get your Sunday paper every Sunday. Cut all the coupons out even if you are not going to use them this week. You never know when it will go on sale and you might be able to get a great deal before they expire.

If you haven't seen this blog I did on coupons and my binder check it out Here !!

So after I got everything organized last night I took an inventory of what we have on hand.  You might ask what someone would do with all of this stuff? Well, we donate some to the school, soldiers, and we do Christmas Angels at Christmas and make their stockings so we also put goodies in their stockings like I would my own kids.

I LOVE saving money but getting to also give back at the same time.  Take a moment, check with your friends, co-workers, and family to see if anyone would want to do a coupon swap with you!

Also, keep your eye open for peelie coupons, tear pad coupons, and often times different stores will have different booklets that also contain coupons.

I found this coupon book at Fry's yesterday while I was there. I picked up a few and the coupons are manufacturer coupons so you can use them at other stores. PLUS they don't expire until 12/31/12 so I can hold on to them and wait till the best sale to get the most savings!

Couponing can be confusing and it can seem overwhelming but I promise you the more you do it the easier it is to navigate. Give it a try and you will be amazed at how much money you will save your family!

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