Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Extreme Couponing

If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon of extreme couponing yet, you totally should this week.  Kroger is having  their March to Savings mega event this week and next week (which starts for us in the south tomorrow).

Here are just SOME of the deals I got this week.  My large trip I didn't get a picture of but I can do the breakdown for you below.

Total for everything in these 3 pictures..around $13 bucks out of pocket~

How do you ask? COUPONS TO THE EXTREME!!!

When you clip a coupon only on things you buy every grocery trip you can save a little bit of money...but when you shop sales and match coupons to sales even on brands you dont normally buy, you can really come out spending little to nothing on products..sometimes even being paid to take the product home.

Take for example Annie's Natural Salad Dressing... I have never bought this product in my life.  Nor would I spend $4.29 (regularly priced) on salad dressing ever. But..with a sale....I was actually PAID $2.50 to take home 10 bottles of this dressing from the store.  Yes Paid.

Here's the break down on the items that I bought.

Annie's Natural Salad Dressing - $1.49
use $1/1 tearpad by product, 
Every 2 you buy produces a $1.50 ONYO catalina

profit of 0.25 each dressing.

Red Gold Tomatoes – $0.49
Buy 2 and use $0.50/2 printable
Free after coupon

Heluva Good Dips - $0.99
use the $0.50/1 printable
free after coupon

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Smart Taste or Garden Delight - $0.49
use the $1/2 Printables
or $1/2 Printables
or $1/2 Printables
or from the 1/23 Smart Source
Free after coupon

Butterfinger Snackerz - $0.50
-$1/2 BUTTERFINGER® Snackerz (Available at Kroger) zip 75201
Free after coupon

Mentos - $0.89
$0.50/1 Mentos 2/6/2011 SS Insert
Free after coupon 

Starkist Tuna Creations- $1.45

use .50/1 printable
Buy 5, get $1.50 ONYO catalina
$0.15 each after coupon and catalina

Philadelphia Cooking Creme - $1.99
use the $1.50/1 from the 3/6 Smart Sourceor use 1.50/1 tearpads by product
$0.49 after coupon

Annie's Natural Mac N Cheese -$0.49

Welch's Healthy Start Juice- $2.39
use $1/1 blinkie by product
$1.39 after coupon

Strawberries - $1.88


  1. Wow! :) THis is so so impressive! Good for you Fez! I wish whole foods had sales like this!!! I got two free Happy Baby puffs the other day and two free cans of whole organic tomoatoes the other day... that is all. :(

  2. Oh YEAH! I was lovin this mega event! I got all the same freebies as you did...time to get creative with pasta...haha! :)

  3. My brain does not work like this! Can I just tag along with you to the grocery store?!?!? My total last week was $190.00 :( Of course, I couldn't resist a bag (ok-2!) of jelly beans and somehow both kids came home with a pee-wee pillow pet...what?!?!

  4. I used the Kroger website for coupons. What are some other websites whre I can find coupons?

  5. Caroline- that's awesome! You have to start somewhere! Also, on the blog moneysavingmom.com, she does coupons for natural and organic items on fridays. i think that's something you'd really enjoy!

  6. natalie- haha i know. my sister and i have a joke going about what's for dinner...PASTA! ha

    so far i've made chicken delight~
    chicken breasts shredded
    garden delight pasta
    and ranch dressing- all mixed together

    I also added the free tomatoes to give it an extra kick..Piper loved it~

    and last night i mixed the garden delight with the italin herb and cheese cream cheese spread as a side!

  7. amy-haha you are hilarious~ i'd love to show you my money-saving ways~ haha. some people call it a "high" there's just something about walking out of the store with so many items and paying nothing!

  8. mallory- if you haven't already click on the swagbucks picture to the left and sign up~ i get coupons there, and every one you redeem they will give you 10 swagbucks! (which is an awesome deal by the way) and when you've racked up 450 swagbucks, so easily done in a month you can "buy" a $5 amazon gift card or many other things. (that's $60 dollars in free money a year!!) i follow moneysavingmom.com and she sends you right to the coupons with the coupon match-ups(on various websites)

    also- there are a TON of coupons on facebook.