Extreme Couponing Shopping Trip
If you were following along on the LRWC Facebook Page, you would know that we were without power for 11 days after Hurricane Sandy. I feel blessed that we had no damage to our home but let me tell you, it was a long 11 days without power! I do want to take a moment and thank all the lines men and women that have been working around the clock to restore power. Many people traveled from far away states to help us here and I just want you to know that we appreciate it very much!
The above image is a picture of the inside of my refrigerator on Friday evening when our power was restored. We lost all our food in our refrigerators and freezers as I know many of you have as well. Throwing out that food was heartbreaking. However, I am not worried in the least because I am a Couponer and I will rebuild my stockpile!
If you lost everything as well, remember the tip we mentioned in the Extreme Couponing Tip last week. Take your time! Don’t feel the need to restock every single item that was in your fridge before the power outage.
As most of you know, I have a weekly budget of $75 in my grocery envelope which we deposit in every 2 weeks. Well, for me, it turns out that we had just deposited money into our envelope right before the Hurricane and we just did again on Friday. So, I have $300 of unused grocery money sitting in my envelopes waiting to be used to restock. This is another great example of why I, whole heatedly, encourage people to set up a budget and stick to it. It’s times like these that, because of our budget, I do not feel the stress of where will I get the money from. It’s there already!
Now, I have a lot of shopping to start up but, as I mentioned, start small and take your time. We didn’t have time to do any shopping yesterday because we were cleaning inside the house and the yard. But, we made our first purchase this morning. And, it was an important one My first purchase was, you guessed it….coffee creamers! Ranks #1 on my list!
As I was posting deals this morning, I sent Pat out to Acme (which happens to be very close to my house) to take advantage of this awesome deal for free International Delight Coffee Creamer.
Here is what he did:
Buy 2 International Delight Coffee Creamers 16 oz – $1.50 each
-(2)$0.55/1 ID Coupons
Get a $1 Catalina
Free + $0.20 money maker
See that, I’m already $0.20 ahead! Couponing truly rocks!
Next stop, ShopRite and Best Market!
LRWC Reader Grocery Savings Counter: Be sure to add your weekly grocery savings to the the LRWC Reader Grocery Savings Counter below. You can check out the counter in the sidebar to see how much we have all saved so far in 2012!
Cindy Livesey is the force behind Living Rich With Coupons which provides it’s readers with all the resources they need to shop smart so they can get life’s necessities for a lot less. Allowing you to spend more on life’s luxuries. Her family of 5 has saved over $11,000 a year in groceries. And you can too.