I’m excited. Like, really excited to tell you guys about the change I made this past weekend.
I challenged myself to use enough coupons to save $20. Guess what? I DID IT!!!
I clipped some coupons of things I knew I needed to buy. Then off I went to the grocery store with two kids in tow. Can I just say that the grocery store is no longer an easy trip. Gone are the days where I could peruse the aisles looking for the best deal. Landon is at the age where his patience for sitting in a shopping cart wears thin after approximately five minutes. I find myself doing the mom dance of trying to keep him entertained while gathering only what I need to make a couple dinners. It works but it’s stressful.
And poor Brigham was fighting a nasty ear infection this weekend. He screamed pretty much the entire time we were in the store. Good times. Few things make me sweat more than my baby crying with strangers staring at me like I’m the worst mom ever for “letting” my baby cry.
Even better was the check-out lady who gave me the side-eye when I politely told her to be patient with me because this was my first time using coupons. I expected a little chatter back and forth. She was not amused.
I don’t blame her. I only promised to USE coupons. I didn’t say I would be organized about using them. You see, I got ready to check out and out came my plastic baggy of coupons. While trying to take out the ones I was actually using the line was getting longer, Brigham was screaming louder, Landon had kicked his shoes off and thrown them across the store and some of my coupons were falling on the floor.
So if there are any readers out there who use coupons successfully please inform me of the correct way to organize your coupons so it’s not one big mess when you get ready to check out. I need help in that department. Obviously.
Oh well, now for the good part. Saving money!
Total before savings – $65.92
Total savings – $14.14
Total after savings – $51.78
Total before savings – $152.63
Total savings – $15.85
Total after savings – $135.78
Please note that I have the Target debit card which gives me an extra 5% off every time I shop. I also have the Price Chopper rewards card, which provides extra savings. So those are included in my total savings. But still, it’s pretty darn good for a coupon newbie, yes?
I’m excited to challenge myself and save even more this week! Especially now that I know it can work. I need to do some more couponing research!
It’s time to Make a Change once again.
Here are the very easy rules . . .
*Decide one thing you will do/try to change up during the coming week.
*Blog about this change on Monday
*Come back the following Monday and blog about your successes or um, non-successes
*Also put your new challenge for change in the same post
*Link up at A Day in Mollywood and support everyone as they Make a Change!
This week I am going to change how I take care of my skin at night. A reader of mine used Make a Change Monday to promise that she would clean her face every night. I am so bad about doing this as well. Most nights I’m so tired that I brush my teeth and crawl into bed. But I bought some new face wash (with coupons, yay!) and I’m ready to wash my face like a good girl. Hopefully my skin will look better by the end of the week!
What will you change this week? Link up and tell me!