No one told me in high school how much free time I really had and then when I got to college I was quite shocked at the increased workload. Fast forward 3.5 years later, I’m working at least 50-55 hours every week, plus trying to maintain the household, coupon, garden, raise chickens, thrift shop, and attempt to get back into some of my favorite hobbies. It’s exhausting! Couponing is still a priority of mine so I still try to grab deals weekly! I seriously do not know how people afford not to coupon nowadays. My shopping list is dictated by deals! How do other people do it?! As long as I have a shopping schedule, I’m much more likely to stick to it. By going to Safeway every Sunday morning, for example, I set up a nice little routine. Pictured above was last Sunday’s Safeway trip. Some highlights were the $0.49 Fresh Express kits, FREE Fiber One fruit snacks, $0.49 Mott’s, and $0.09 Angel Soft. I think my total was around $19 (thanks to meat, bread, Cheezits and Brownie Brittle).
I went to CVS twice already this week to finish out that great Neutrogena deal! I was fortunate enough to get 6 soaps (without evening clearing the shelf) but when I went to finish the deal (I didn’t realize I only needed to buy one more product to get $10 back until I got home), two stores were sold out of them. I grabbed the face wash instead and still ended up with a money maker and 2 free tote bags. The first picture shows my first trip where I paid about $2. I used up MQs and CVSQs on clearance Easter candy! I went the following day (picture #2) and paid just $0.20 and got a $10 ECB back. Not bad!