Back in August my wife lost her job and she was the main source of income. My income alone was just enough to pay the bills and we had very little money for food. So after a lot of cutting back and hard decisions I had to get creative.
One day at work I heard some coworkers discussing all these amazing deals they were getting at the grocery store by using coupons. I thought they were crazy and had too much time on there hands. I have seen extreme couponing on TLC and always thought it would be cool to walk out of the store with three carts full of groceries and spend $1.00.
So I was very interested in how these people were found to I asked one of my friends who in that group of coworkers about how they do it. She gave me a simple formula.
Store sales+ store coupon+ insert coupon= rock bottom price.
So I began to collect coupons and before I knew it I was ready to head to the grocery store.
On my first trip I bought some coffee and b paid $10 for 5 boxes of K-Cups. That was a steal and I was hooked. Soon I found a dealer who could sell me extra inserts and I started to develop my stock pile. Soon our grocery bill went from $200 to $60 for two weeks. I stocked up on bathroom tissue, dish soap, laundry detergent, tooth brushes, tooth paste, paper towels, and face tissue. I currently have so much that I don’t have to buy more for at least a year.
I also stocked up on food. I have so much pasta and ceral it is crazy I started to donate some to local food pantries haut to get rid of it. It was great to contribute to my house on such a way during some hard economic times. I still coupon a lot and the picture above is from super double week a harris teeter. I spent $83 and saved $143. The problem was putting it places.
The current state of my pantry.
That is how you become a real coupon King!