Saturday, May 7, 2011

Almost Extreme Couponing...

With the Extreme Couponing craze thanks to TLC's new show, let it be known that I'm NOT an extreme couponer! My life is FULL. WAY full. Coupons aren't my hobby,  my passion or my favorite thing in the world. I use coupons to supplement our grocery budget, so we can make it on $50 a week and have $ for other fun things! I use coupons when I can, but it's not life or death for me.

Ok, now that we have cleared that up...

I had a great trip to Hen House last night!

Here is what we got...

My total pre-tax total was $29.72. I saved $48.78. Woohoo!

I was really happy to see that Hen House has started a new program where they are marking down expiring dairy (mostly) a few days before it expires. I picked up a ton of yogurt for very nearly free after store and manufacturers coupons, and I got milk marked down by $1. Since I go to the grocery store every week, we eat almost I buy that is perishable in that given week. We'll eat through anything "expiring" before it goes bad, so it's no big deal for us! It saved me a bunch of cash too! Good thinking Hen House. And thanks!

I'm not quite sure what we'll do for meals this week. I'm going to make another trip to Hy Vee, probably tonight, but I haven't planned out what I'm going to get or any meals yet. Stay tuned!


I didn't make a second trip to the store this weekend. We decided we'll just make it on what we have, and save the $19. Our meals will be a lot of salad and yogurt! Ha! I think we'll also have tuna and noodle salad at some point. I also have the items I need to make cheese enchiladas and lasagna and garlic bread. There are a few casseroles in the freezer if we get desperate, which we won't! For a special dessert, I made a strawberry limeade granita, which we have yet to try! You can bet I'll be sharing that recipe!

I'm sure I've said this before, but it seems like whenever I start to worry that we're going to be scraping the bottom of the barrel, the next grocery day sneaks up on me. We always make it just fine! We are BLESSED!


  1. I love your posts! They are very motivating! :) Thanks for the free coupon you sent me! I am sending you free samples of Shaklee in return! :) Let me know what you think! :) Erin

  2. I love your post as well! They are extremely inspiring.
    I truly do not know how you do it all!
    Work and the kids would be more than enough.
    The blog and coupons! Wow that is way over the top.

    Mine are all grown and a major help these days and I barely find the time for the coupons and the blog.

    Stop by sometime and let me know if you get any knowledge from an old folks blog.