Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Coupon Queen" spends $10 on $150 worth of groceries

I'm speechless (and impressed):



Is this seriously possible? I know it takes a lot of research and hard work, but still. (P.S. Love the image of this tiny woman with a Brooklyn accent pushing a giant overflowing grocery cart almost as tall as her through the aisles of her local supermarket. Priceless.)

10 comments:

CookinsForMe said...

I just love watching/reading about people who manage to do this but unfortunately we don't do well with it. Most of what we eat we don't find coupons for but we do use the ones we can. I'm impressed, too!

Lauren said...

This is absolutely amazing. I can't seem to use coupons before they expire. I must need to plan a little better. Truely amazing!

Raquelle said...

I've seen this woman before and was inspired by her. I always carry envelopes of coupons organized by category in my purse. I think the most money I saved was close to $40 in coupons.

It's so gratifying seeing the total number on the cash register go lower and lower and lower while they are scanning your coupons!

amy said...

Love it! For some reason, I'm only good with coupons at Babies R Us...nowhere else. Actually, everywhere else, they end up COSTING me money because I buy stuff I don't need to use the coupons!

Yep, I'm a marketing guy's dream...

Anonymous said...

I paid $4 for $20 worth of groceries today at Harris Teeter. It takes some planning but it can totally be done. And I liked it so much, I put a picture on my facebook page!

anja3582 said...

This is awesome. We generally save quite a bit on our grocery trips, sometimes up to 65%. It was really nice when our local store was tripling coupons up to $.50 and doublng anything up to $1. I'm always super proud of days like this and then so disappointed when we have to make a quick run for something we need and don't have a coupon for. Guess I should just be thankful for the savings on the bigger trips!

Crystal said...

It's encouraging to know that many of you know how to do this. I'm still learning the ways, and like Amy, often buy things I don't need just because I have a coupon! Really need to stop doing that. I'm going to buy a mini accordian folder soon so I can carry coupons organized by category in my purse.

Anonymous said...

I think it would be good to also ask her how much time she spent on the planning, organizing, and mailing. (stamps are $0.42 now days)

SavingDiva said...

WOW! She puts my small organizer with a few coupons to shame!

Carolina Clipper said...

Hi Crystal,

I started couponing 7 months ago and it has changed my life! In 2008 I averaged $660.00 per month for my family of four. Now, I spend $75 week! That's $4320 per year in savings! I started teaching classes just to share the information because it is so amazing! I hope it works for you.

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