Grocery Bill Savings Tips

This "couponing" thing can be really fun and rewarding.

Of course, it can be nerve-wracking too. And it always seems just when I am on a roll with my list, coupons, BOGOs, all the bargains... there is Mr. or Ms. CEO right behind me in line. They are there with their "just got the call from home bring" Milk, a bottle of wine and a token bottle of Pasta Sauce.

At least the dude last night, was all like "Don't worry about me, I always pick the long line anyway!" Made me laugh.

Here is a picture I took to show you my savings. :) Some of these things were not on sale. Some were 'just' on sale like the Traditional Hunts's pasta sauce which is a go-to here - whether we are jazzing it up or going for a simple sauce with veggies mixed in - this one is a keeper. A few items were just need them - like my son and I crave and love Claussen's PIckles (and they rarely go on sale. How about a coupon Claussen's? :) . So even with that here is the run down of expense rounded up to the nearest dollar.

Total Bill: $158
Total Spent: $ 42

Believe me as a Homeschool Mom, it is fun to have some of these quick and somewhat healthy snacks for the boys to have quickly during our school day. Shout out Chex Mix, Chex Mix Bars, Fiber One Bars ! and Trail Mix! Even the Toaster Strudel is a fun quick breakfast on a cool Fall morning.

Woot! Woot! We were very pleased. How does she do it? Simply clip coupons from your Sunday paper. Gather the weekly flyer and match up sales. Purchase BOGOs (Buy One, Get One Free)) Shop "Triples" - triple coupons like we do at Harris Teeter. And check out a real expert Jen @ Beauty and Bedlam. :)

Do you Coupon? :) Do you think we're crazy? Are you attempting to demystify this whole saving greatly on groceries concept:?
I've done all of these stages and I like this one best. I invest some time and get a huge return on items we purchase regularly anyway. Money to be saved! Those are my Tips on Grocery Bill Savings that really add up. What's your Tip? And to find more, join us at "Works For Me Wednesday!"


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Kathy said...

You need to come shopping with me! I have tried, really I have, to get this coupon thing down but I am a hot mess and very unorganized. I do admire the skill in others though! Congratulations on some good hits!
Kathy from

Kelli said...

Splendid savings!!! I do not do that well, but I'm learning how to shop more effectively. That give us more money for field trips!!!

Nancy M. said...

Awesome savings! It is nice to have quick snacks during the day!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

You go, my friend - if they think you're crazy, I'm right there with you. I can't even open my fridge freezer w/o food falling out. Literally, I don't have to shop for two weeks except for produce. :)

Tara said...

Saving $40 a trip is good for me. I'll take coupons but I don't do all the extra work for the extra savings. We need a Harris Teeter out here in Johnston County!!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

Our stores don't do double coupons or triple coupons here, but it would be great if they did. Nevertheless, by keeping a price book and only buying items at the lowest price, I can stock up then. I don't buy prepackaged snacks. Apples are usually $1.99 a pound here, and $1.49 on sale, but this week they're on sale for .50 a pound, which is really unusual. I will buy a ton of apples this week and we'll have those for a long time (for snacks, but we'll have other things, too. You can see what we have for snacks on my site on the seasonal menus pages).

There are some things that I use coupons for. I make sure to still get the best price per oz. on things that I buy.

Rona's Home Page said...

You're so cool! I wish you lived near me so you could take me for a grocery shopping lesson.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It really means alot.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Wow! Now that is what I call savings!!!

liza said...

great savings!! I love coupons for saving and always use coupons for shopping. My favorite coupon site is

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