I am sure you have all heard of the Extreme Couponing show by now... I am NOT an extreme couponer, as I do have a full time job but with and hour or two spent on sunday afternoon clipping and organizing, I am saving on average 25% of my cost, and buying extra at the same time.
My first shopping trip total was 337.00 - 87.00 coupons = 250.00 total
My second shopping trip (2 1/2 weeks later) total was 223.00 - 52.00 coupons = 171.00 total
I carry around my reciepts and coupon binder like trophies! Bahaha
I mention how much time span there was to show you that I didn't buy all razors and deodrant. Also, not everything I bought was on sale. I stocked up on good deals, and bought the minimun of full price items as possible...
My goal? I'd like to be able to create a nice "stock pile" and then be able to start helping others, women's shelters, homeless shelters, diaster relief...
Anyone else staring to coupon? I can reccommed some good sites for beginners