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Save Money Monday 1

I decided I was going to get back into couponing starting TODAY! So I went out to my garage and brought in all the newspapers that have been piling up for almost 3 months.

couponing, couponsAfter that I took about an hour and went through Jill Cataldo’s site looking at this week’s deals. There were a lot of deals out there, but some I just didn’t want to take advantage of. There’s some freezer deals at Dominick’s, but I currently don’t have a lot of freezer space and know that I have a big Market Day order coming soon.

I headed to Dominick’s first. This is my haul:

Couponing, Dominick's

Everything I got was a coupon deal except the kitty treats. We clip Rudolph’s claws every week and I decided to treat him every time we’re done.

Shelf Cost $53.84
Store Discount $27.80
Coupons $11.25
Total $14.79
Total Savings $39.05 or 72.53%! (Plus I got back a $3 catalina)

Then I headed over to Jewel, which was just across the street. Luckily all 3 kids were behaving and I didn’t have much to get.

Jewel, couponing, coupons

I wasn’t paying close enough attention to the Philadelphia Cooking Creme. It was supposed to be $2 each and I paid $2.99. I had $1.50 coupon for each, but I was expecting to pay only .50. 🙁

Shelf Cost $32.65
Store Discount $13.00
Coupons $12.00 (used the $3 cat from Dominick’s)
Total $7.65
Total Savings $25.00 or 76.57%!

Not a bad day for just getting back into it. I spent $22.44 and got enough body wash, oatmeal, and pasta to last months.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Holy cow woman! I am jealous. I’ve never had the patience to store hop like that and i always ended up buying something extra that’s not on sale killing my savings.

    • I did very well sticking to my list this time. The only extra item I bought was the cat treats. I should have waited until I go get my regular groceries later this week. Until I’ve stocked up more with couponing, I still need to hit Walmart once a week. I also don’t normally do it with the kids, but they did VERY well today.

  2. Wow! That is AWESOME!!

  3. I love coupons! I wonder if you can have them adjust the price on your receipt. I’m with you, I get really annoyed or upset when I was supposed to get something at an even cheaper price!

  4. Holy granola! You did a great job! I’m really getting into this super couponing thing too. I got some crazy good deals the other day. Crazy, I’ll tell ya. I definitely need to get another freezer too. Since you gals are couponers I also wanted to let you know about a new company that is just about to launch. – cool play on words, eh? They are located here in Chicagoland and offer disounts on restaurants, spas, salons, etc. at 50-90% off. Hello. I’m there. I signed up. Can’t wait to get my first coupon offer. Check them out.