Getting back into couponing to help with my debt payoff plan

This year I established some financial goals focused on debt reduction and savings.  I’m looking at different ways to help with earning additional income and maximizing my savings in different areas of my personal and professional life.

Couponing is not a new concept for me. I love a great deal and am often known to say “I know have a coupon for that” while reaching for my coupon wallet.  Many avid couponers will admit that there are times when they have to step away from the clipping, the deal scenarios and rebates to just breathe.  Well, I did just that…only for a little longer than I anticipated and I’m okay with that.  I still shopped sales from time to time, bought necessities and used up my stockpile. When I say stockpile I’m sure many may envision Hoarders gone bad – not at all, I promise.  Just a two, okay three, shelves in my hall closet with my items neatly put away.

For food items, we have a deep freezer in our garage that we keep meat, veggies and frozen food items (also where I hide my favorite ice cream bars…shhh!) and my pantry is neatly stocked with canned goods, rice, pastas, etc.

Last week I sat down and clipped some coupons, organized my coupon clutch and began working on my list of “must have” items.  Breakfast and snack items are always in high demand in my household – especially items that can be eaten quickly or on the move.

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Publix is my go-to grocery store for a number of reasons:

  • they continuously have sales, store coupons and promotions (especially buy one get one free deals!)
  • they double manufacturer coupons
  • I can use a store coupon and manufacturer coupon
  • I can use a competitor’s coupon
  • their store policies are easy to understand and prominently posted
  • they’re within 2 miles of my house and I don’t have to get on a major road to get there

Through Wednesday, March 20th, they are running their Running Out? Run In event where I was able to save on many of my family’s favorite General Mills and Proctor & Gamble products.  Many of the items were on sale this week, had manufacturer coupons available from recent papers AND there was a special Running Out? Run In flier with additional store coupons. I was able to stock up on toilet paper, breakfast foods, after-school snacks, and veggies for an upcoming meal:

Publix Running Out? Run InAs an added bonus, since my pre-coupon total for the participating items was over $25 I can send off for a $5 Publix gift card. Yay!

How do you maximize your savings while grocery shopping?

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