Thursday, June 2, 2011
I started watching the extreme couponing show and I've really been inspired to try and begin to use them. I never used them in the past, because they never had anything that I bought, but I've come to the conclusion that I can't be picky on everything if I want to save money. Especially, with things being so tight and not having any hours in my evening job right now.
So far I've collected a few papers and have began the process of cutting and sorting my coupons and have a few adjustments to the binder I am temporary using. I'm keeping my eye out for a pretty+functional zipper binder that I can store everything in. Last week I was able to use 2 coupons for some yogurt so hopefully as I learn more about this I will be able to save more and elimate a few stores with my price comparison guide. Yep, I've started going to the grocers and pricing just about everything i buy and comparing the base price to each store so I know NOT where to buy the product. This is like the invisible coupon, because by buying it at a store I will already be near or heading to makes more sense, especially if I'm saving anywhere from $.20 to $2.00 each item. I have a pretty hefty list and so far I've priced out Target, Wegmans and Weis and am working on Giant. once I get those figured out I'll be checking out Walgreens and Rite Aid to see how they price on toiletries and beauty products. I'm only adding those, because a few people say they have better luck there with those products and they typically have lots of sales and coupons to use.
so far I've learned:
* Weis has better pricing on their produce and pb and eggs
* Weis is not good with , Organic-Whole Foods, espeically Silk Milk
* Target is the lowest at $3.09 for Silk Milk.
* Weis carries sugar free syrup at a good price.
* Target is lower then Weis on Toiletries
Since sales come and go about every 3-4 months I'm looking at only buying 1 or 2 of each item since I'm only needing these for me, unless it's free and it's a product I really like and then I'll try to get more. I don't really have space to store things, so I don't want to have tons of papers or extra things lying around my small space.