Couponing 101

Realistic Couponing

This is an oldie but goodie from my file of posts it will start you off in understanding what can really be done with coupons!


What is realistic couponing you ask? Realistic couponing is what everyone not on the television show does, I mean come on who really needs an entire shopping cart full of marshmallows anyways.

Realistically one can save anywhere from 90% to 100% at drug stores such as Walgreen’s, CVS, and Rite Aid, I personally aim for 95% so that I am not let down, as for grocery I am still working on that and I aim for 50% at the grocery store. However this is not always possible especially for NEW couponers, also if your family has a special diet there are not always coupons for these items. We eat fairly healthy in our house so I use meal planning to help control the grocery budget. I normally am only able to save about 30% at the grocery store, but I only spend about $75.00 per week on our families groceries.

For instance it is difficult to find coupons for;

  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Dairy

These are items found on the perimeter for the store, anyone familiar with how to shop for healthy items you know that the best items for you are on the stores perimeter and all of the other junk is in the middle.Please remember to shop for your families needs, and only take what you need to last until the next time it is on sale at your stock up price ( stock up price is the lowest price you can get this item for).

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