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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Saving Big w/ Mama Kat

When I saw one of this week's writing prompts, I couldn't resist!

I have to tell you that couponing and this "community of savers" that Mama spoke of is THE reason I started blogging. Just as she had no idea this world of savers was out there, I had no idea the blog world world was out there! I signed onto the blog world to find information from coupon bloggers, and decided to start my own blog. Little did I know-a passion for saving money would start this path I'm venturing down in blogging.

My blog has turned out to be more than talk about couponing, because quite frankly, I found out I had more to say. BUT, couponing is something I LOVE to do, and something I LOVE to blog about! So, without further ado. A time (or two, or three) I saved big! I have even been blessed to know that some of my followers have used my tricks and tips and started saving money for their familes too!

That really makes my day!

I'm no coupon pro, and I cannot compete with some of the savings blogs out there, but I am saving money!

Saving money for our family on groceries, household products, and so forth is a way I feel like I contribute to the finances. It makes me feel like I'm in control of some of the chaos around here.
Even if it's just an illusion, I'm fine with that.

These are a  few of my ffavorite trips grocery trips I actually got pics of. I'm not organized enough to to take pics every time I save big, but when I'm in the mood I like to get a pic. They speak for themselves!

It's not easy to get pics though After unloading all the bags in this heat, setting them up neat and pretty before frozen items melt is enough to give me a meltdown, so I don't always feel like doing this. But, I have gotten a few blog worthy trips photographed. Enjoy!

On this trip, I saved $171.57 and spent only $51.27


This trip cost me only $26(which included 6 boxes of tampons)!!


When I bought this stuff I spent ZERO OOP(out of pocket) and made $3!

Saving money rocks!
Find out more info on my couponing with these
(This post will share why I started couponing,
direct you to printable coupon sites,
and give you some great getting starting advice!)

Mama's Losin' It




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11 Comments:

At September 16, 2010 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Shell said...

I really need to learn some of your tricks!

 
At September 16, 2010 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Stacey said...

Stopping in from Mama Kat's!

I've just recently started this whole coupon thing...so I'm still learning the ropes, but it's almost become a game for me!

 
At September 17, 2010 at 11:14 PM , Blogger classycareergirl said...

Good for you for saving money at the grocery store! Sometimes it is actually really fun to see how much you save! My husband and I compete to see how much we can save but I always win:)

 
At September 18, 2010 at 11:25 AM , OpenID why-do-i-blog-writing-workshop said...

Saving money rocks! I so totally relate! Who wouldn't?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment xxx

gaelikaa

 
At September 18, 2010 at 11:26 AM , OpenID why-do-i-blog-writing-workshop said...

Saving money rocks! I so totally relate! Who wouldn't?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment xxx

gaelikaa

 
At September 18, 2010 at 11:26 AM , OpenID why-do-i-blog-writing-workshop said...

Saving money rocks! I so totally relate! Who wouldn't?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment xxx

gaelikaa

 
At September 18, 2010 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Faith Imagined said...

I really need to get into all this! You are saving some serious cash! I off to check out your Tips and Tricks post!

 
At September 19, 2010 at 9:03 AM , Blogger myorii said...

OMG! I cannot believe how much money you saved on these big shopping trips! Wow! I love using coupons too but my husband likes to make fun of me for doing it. Of course, the whole concept of coupons don't really exist in Japan since there aren't that many supermarket chains around. Oh, how I miss using coupons to save money! Instead, I have to spend $3 on one freakin apple! Crazy, I know!

 
At September 19, 2010 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

I'm so excited to go shopping this afternoon! You are one of my coupon coaches and heros!

 
At September 19, 2010 at 7:46 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

I'm impresed with your savings. Fun to see how you do it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so excited about my trip to Forks that I would wet myself.

Michelle

 
At September 19, 2010 at 10:31 PM , Blogger ~Lisa~ said...

I need to take some lessons from you! I love saving money too.

 

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