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$600 in groceries for less than $50!

June 20th, 2006 at 08:21 am

Okay, I'm a bit excited. I did a bit of spontaneous shopping to conclude the "article", and found some great savings. Shopping sales, using coupons, rebates, and relying on my own "store" of a.k.a. the stockpile, to suplement my purchases, I was able to purchase $600 of groceries for almost nothing.

Photos and receipts, and details are in the article, which Jeffrey has posted on www.grocerycouponguide.com, at

Success Story!

No brags, but I do hope that it's a bit inspiring. Those of you on our coupon trains know I don't cherry pick and keep the best coupons for myself, and I didn't "cheat" with free product coupons.

Lot of assistance from DH, who made sure we only purchased items WE can use (I think it's cheating to show great savings that you can't use yourself! Nothing wrong with giving away, but I want to show REAL LIFE savings).

For someone like me, who was spending $400 or more a week last year, no coupons or sales in sight, it's nice to see I can get back to the saving mindset.

And, turns out I'm SPENDING much less than I thought! I've been tracking the savings, but the spending is MUCH less than it was.

Hope you find it enlightening and inspiring!


7 Responses to “$600 in groceries for less than $50!”

  1. Homebody Says:

    Okay Flash I think you may have convinced me....

    Should I go retrieve that envelope out of the mailbox I put in this morning to send to you?? Ha Ha.... not quite yet....

    Cheryl B.
    (formerly Nina's Mom, now Homebody)

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Great article. I didn't realize there were that many meat coupons out there. I haven't bothered much with coupons because they always seem to be on prepared food items, not something we buy much of. I've pretty much limited coupon use to beauty and health items. I guess I'll have to do some more looking for coupons.

  3. flash Says:

    Homebody, good to see you on the site and blogs! No more lurking, you have important things to contribute!

    Robin, I agree. I've been surprised. $2 coupon on any Perdue chicken product; I still have the $3 on any Tyson chicken. The $2 any ham purchase was from a "wine tag", no wine purchase necessary, just $2 off any ham! And on Laura's Lean Beef! And...

  4. boomeyers Says:

    Still do'nt know how you do it! I did okay last time, but you do outstanding!

  5. retire@50 Says:

    how do you get a "wine tag" without purchasing the wine?

  6. flash Says:

    I got them in a trade, we don't have them locally, but the wine tag itself says NO WINE PURCHASE NECESSARY.

  7. sam @ groceries Says:

    The Brands you Trust and Use Everyday costs less with My Harvest America!

    sam @ groceries

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