Saturday, April 23, 2011

Extreme couponing

Have you seen the show Extreme Couponing on TLC?
They highlight people who pay something like $6 for $600 worth of groceries. People who have stock piles of groceries in their garages, extra rooms, and every open space in the house. People who I would call hoarders.
For example:

Well, after Thursday' shopping trip, I have my own little stockpile:

Yes, that is under the end-table in my living room.. we live in a one bedroom apartment with no hall closet, and the kitchen pantry was full. Don't worry, I'm not going to turn into a full fledged extreme couponer/ food hoarder.. Those people are obsessed. But I WILL tell you about my shopping trip.

On Thursday, I spent an hour cutting coupons, going through my already cut ones, making my grocery list, and comparing the store ads. Then we were off!
First stop was the commissiary..
Then Vons..
Then Albertsons..
Then Fresh and Easy.
It took 4 hours, and $225, but guess how much we saved... $80!!
The best deal we got? You guessed it, vitamin water!

What's the most you have ever saved during a grocery trip?

1 comment:

  1. ok so my mom definitely has been talking about this show. haha :) i am not really a coupon-er, so besides saving like $10 at victoria's secret... i am sadly not very good at the saving game!