Today we were supposed to have Addison's six month appointment- shots, blood work etc. This appointment has been scheduled for the last month. However, last night when I finally got to my voice mail and heard the reminder call about today's appointment, I noticed that they had scheduled us with a different doctor. I called this morning to see what was up, they said that because both last names started with C, they had confused the doctors. Therefore, we had to reschedule. A letdown because I wanted to get it all over with (I have been dreading esp the monthly blood work test), but also a surprising turn to the day because I got to spend more time with my good friend who is only in town for a short time.
So, per Becky's request, I will try to explain how I saved so much with coupons yesterday. I am still very new to the whole couponing venture and am still learning everyday, so if someone else reading this wants to add tips, please feel free to do so. Basically, I get two papers every Sunday (Boston Globe and Burlington Free Press) and cut out all of the coupons. I file them with the coupons I had from the last week according to product category. I then pull out my store fliers and see what items are on sale and check to see if I have a coupon for that item. My favorite store to shop at doubles all coupons under a dollar and accepts coupons from other stores as well. So, here is an example of some of the deals I got yesterday:
Colgate toothpaste, normally $3.29 a piece.
The store had a sale, buy one, get two free.
I had a dollar off coupon that was doubled. Therefore, I got three tubes of Colgate toothpaste for $.43 a piece.
Honey Nut Cheerios, normally $3.59 a box
The store had a sale, buy one, get one free.
I had a dollar off coupon that was doubled.
Therefore, I got two boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios at .80 a piece.
Packet of 4 fiberplus yogurt, normally $2.79
Store sale: $2
I had a dollar off coupon that was doubled, so I got the item for free (I got two of them since I had two coupons)
Package of Keebler cracker sandwiches with peanut butter, normally 2.99 a package
Store sale: $2
I had a coupon for a dollar off 2, which was doubled, so I ended up paying $1 a piece (I got four of them)
Large cans of Hunts tomato sauce, normally 1.99 a piece
Store sale buy one, get one free
I had a coupon for a $1 off 4 (which was doubled), so I got each one for .50.
Cake Mix and Frosting Normally $1.99 and $2.19
The store had each one on sale for $1 and $1.79
My coupon said that if I bought both, I would save $1 (which was doubled)
Therefore, I got both of them for .79 or roughly .40 a piece.
Anyway, just some examples. After all of the savings added up, I saved $103.16. I am enjoying the challenge of matching up the coupons with the store sales. I think coupon use across the country greatly depends on how much your store is willing to double and what kind of sales they put out there.
Hope that explanation helps!