I Am Emerging From Coupon Hybernation

Between January 1st and June 30th I drastically reduced my coupon usage and shopping trips in an effort to use up some things from our stockpile. It was a good break not having to shop every week or worry about clipping coupons.

It was so funny because the cashiers were shocked each time I’d come in and only used 1 or 2 coupons. I was tickled myself as I had to get used to the higher totals that came with not using coupons. I’d go in the store and buy 4 items and my total would be close to $30. I was certainly not used to that anymore.

Well, my hiatus is over and it’s time to start replenishing my stockpile. This was my first official frugal shopping trip. I used a total of (9) coupons and plan to ratchet that number up by at least 20 on my next trip. The more coupons I can use, the more money I can save.

Take a look at what I bought this weekend.


5 Whole Wheat Sliced Bread $1.99 ea.
2 Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns $2.59 ea
1 Publix Lasagna $1.77 ea.
1Kraft Singles $2 ea.
1 Bush’s Baked Beans $3.95 ea.

2 Green Giant Corn Cob $2.99 ea.
-Used $2/2 Publix YAF Coupon

2 Breakstone Sour Cream $1 ea.
-Used (2) $0.55/1 MFQ’s

2 Smart Balance Milk $1.80 ea.
-Used (2) $2/2 MFQ’s

Price Before Savings: $40.71
Final Paid: $27.71 for 16 items
Average Price Per Item: $1.73
Total Coupon Savings: $7.10

To view the full list of Publix sale items click HERE!


5 pks. Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Ice Cream (30 bars) $2.99 ea.
Final $6.99 or $1.39 ea
Details HERE!

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