I have been trying my hands at couponing for the last month of so. I have been doing pretty good. The main key is to use your coupons when stuff is on sale. And the great thing about our local Kroger’s is that they double any coupon up to $0.50. Which is nice when you have items on sale for a $1.00 and you have a $0.50 off coupon. Between sales and coupons I have saved up to 50% on my tickets or a little more depending.

This past weekend Purex was on sale at Walgreens for 2/$6.00. If you bought that, when you checked out it printed out a $2.00 off Purex coupon. Which I turned around and used again. I also, had $5.00 in Walgreen points I could use on a purchase. I had a coupon for shaving cream which was on sale as well for $1.29 with a $0.50 coupon. Two bottles of Purex and a bottle of shaving cream cost me $0.23 out of pocket. I can’t beat that. I’m no “extreme couponer” but I can do enough that it does save us money.

I do have the time to cut coupons and I normally buy two Sunday newspapers and my grandmother gives me her coupons out of her newspapers each week. That being said, I spend around $4.00 a week on coupons. But I save more than that just with one purchase if I use my coupons right.

If anyone else does couponing, please feel free to leave a comment on how you do it or how much you save. I am enjoying learning and seeing how others do their couponing.