Monday, October 15, 2012

Money Saving Wife of a Grad Student.

While I have been recovering from my Wisdom Teeth, I've been thinking a lot about how we can save more money! It might be that I watched every episode of "Extreme Couponing" on Netflix. ... But, it might also be that I actually enjoy organizing and saving money.

I had been doing really well with budgeting and saving money until last November. A couple of days after Thanksgiving we went on a 7 day cruise to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary. After that, we went to San Francisco for training seminar. While we were away, a couple of things happened.

1) I realized my need to give up some of my unhealthy habits and start exercising.
2) I fell off of the couponing wagon.

Well friends, I'm back!

On Sunday I walked to the corner store (sshhh... don't tell my oral surgeon) and picked up a paper.
I have clipped coupons, organized them and am now skimming through some sale ads looking for deals.

I'm not one of those crazy coupon ladies that buy a million boxes of something because it's free. Seriously, I'm more of a stock up on items we use every day and try and save as much money as possible. I don't clip coupons for items that I know we will never use, and I don't buy items that I know will take me off track.

Secretly, I think I want to bring out our bill down enough so that I can register for more runs. ... Just a thought.

Anyway, do any of you coupon?

*UPDATE*

I went to CVS to try my hand at some couponing.

Total spent: 30.46
Total saved: 30.52

See, I saved 50%!

The BEST deal was getting 2 bottles of a multi-vitamin for 3.00.


How did I do it?  Well. ... 

First, these vitamins were BOGO (Buy one, Get One). 
First, purchase the two bottles at 9.99 (originally 9.99 each)
Then, use your CVS printer coupon that saves you 5.00 on a 10.00 vitamin purchase.
THEN, use the (2) 1.00 off coupons you found of the top of the bottle. 

Giving you a total discount of 7.00 in coupons. 

Pretty fun huh?  

Have you gotten any great deals on healthy items lately? 


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