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?

Now for some extra fun…enter below on the Rafflecopter to win a $25 gift card to Publix to save on a future shopping trip for you and your family! Good luck, Divas!!!

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  • I use coupons and shop sale items!

  • Thomas Murphy

    I use lots of coupons

  • Helga

    I combine coupons with sales!

  • Hi Michelle,
    I have to do what I can to save money. My biggest savings comes with BOGO. I also use coupons and watch the sale ads.

    Thanks for letting me enter.
    Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  • I usually buy store brands when available and save a lot of money!

  • Dawn Ganey

    I get buy 1 get 1 frees combine these with sales coupons. I scout out clearance in all stores too.

  • wendy rozema

    by using coupons!

  • BOGO’s and coupons if we use that product

  • Katie Bellamy

    Coupons! Coupons! Coupons!

  • april

    I use as many coupons as possible and menu plan according to the sales.

  • Buy, Buy One Get One items and Use Coupon and Sales. Thank you. Jerri Davis

  • Carmen Q

    By checking flyers and shopping sales

  • Danielle Porter

    manufacturer and store coupons stacked along with BOGO! Publix is the best with accepting coupons. I’ve even been checking out and the cashier will be like wait.. .there is a coupon for that! and they’ll run and get it!

  • Charlotte Mathews

    I use coupons, look for sales matchups and check out the mark down sections all the time.

  • We meal plan first, then take each meal one by one.. checking to see if we need items.
    The list is only what we need.
    I do my deal shopping separate, and always stock up on the basics!

  • Terri Herman

    I buy only what I need that is on sale. I watch for sales and save my coupons for these items.

  • tina m

    I use coupons

  • Wild Orchid

    I combine coupons with sales to maximize my savings.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”
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  • I use coupons on top of buy 1 get 1 free deals.

  • HollyC

    I try to stick with a meal plan and budget according to sales and bogo!

  • Josephine D

    I combine coupons (Publix and Manufactures) with sales to maximize savings.

  • Laura K

    Organization…. I NEED IT!

  • Jessie C.

    I use coupons and shop on sale.

  • I use my store card!

  • Courtney Johnson

    Coupons in hand and my store card.

  • Janet W.

    I try to only buy what is on sale and try to match those sale items up with a coupon!

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  • Michelle Bowers

    I look through the sales flyers, use coupons, and make sure I get in on the BOGO deals!

  • Adrianne B

    I maximize savings by shopping with a list, using coups, and looking for special promos in the in-store flyer.

  • Michele Oliver

    Coupons & BOGOs

  • TheRealBrendaB

    I use coupons on top of BOGO’s.