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    Default 2016 Coupon Challenge

    For anyone wanting to keep track monthly or yearly of what they save in coupons
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

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    Goal $250.00
    Total $33.55

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    I am planning to do coupons this year.
    Love extreme couponing shows!
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    I keep track of all coupons and also include things like reward bucks. Last year I only saved about $300 and in 2014 it was over $600 so definitely slacking.
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    Jan grocery 129.57/275.00
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    I want in! When I consistantly do this, I do save alot! Although I do end up buying things I wouldn't normally buy, because "they are so cheap" So I need to find a balance this year! But I do want to keep track of this!

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    I saved $6.75 at the grocery store today with my coupons. Something's better than nothing, but I like to be higher on that! Not great sales/coupon match ups for me this week on the type of things we normally buy.

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    I use coupons regularly but have never kept track of the saved amount. Since I am doing the grocery budget challenge I think I will keep track of the coupons too. I am to the point where I only cut the ones that I know I will use. I used to cut them all and then use them.....no real savings there.

    Luckily we have one store that doubles any coupon up to .99

    I havent been to the store yet but will start posting as I save.

    I always thought it would be a good idea to put the savings each week in a jar but I can never seem to swing it. Maybe put 1/2 the monthly savings total away towards Christmas.

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    I had to go to the store today.
    7.10 in coupons

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    Late joiner. But joining. I dont use alot of coupons because of the type of food we eat. But sometimes I do use them if I can get my kids some treats super cheap or free. I do however use rebates, point systems, reward bucks and shop great online finds I plan on keeping track of everything this year!

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    Ok love this challenge. I am going to figure this out today and post what I have saved so far. I am going to include my rebate apps on my phone. I need to write out a to do list today. Everyone home today because of the weather. I didn't want to drive 44 miles to work for training in a blizzard. Thank you 15 years of not abusing sick/personal leave

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    I didn't track January.. well I did but didn't total them and I've thrown away the receipts.

    So far in February I've saved $41.95 in coupons/store sales.
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

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    Coupon/Sales Challenge Feb
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    Grocery Challenge/Feb
    Goal $250.00
    Total $33.55

    Eat Out No More Feb
    Goal 20
    Accomp/8

    No Spend Challenge/Feb
    Goal 20
    Accomp 4

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    We only use a few coupons a week, local store coupons, not national coupons, so I don't usually have anything worth mentioning on this thread.

    I did use a coupon code yesterday when I ordered some seeds from Burpees, so the free shipping code saved me $6, which is a crazy amount for two packets of seeds and a little seed sower that doesn't weigh anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    We only use a few coupons a week, local store coupons, not national coupons, so I don't usually have anything worth mentioning on this thread.

    I did use a coupon code yesterday when I ordered some seeds from Burpees, so the free shipping code saved me $6, which is a crazy amount for two packets of seeds and a little seed sower that doesn't weigh anything.
    That counts
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

    Challenges
    Coupon/Sales Challenge Feb
    $8.00

    Grocery Challenge/Feb
    Goal $250.00
    Total $33.55

    Eat Out No More Feb
    Goal 20
    Accomp/8

    No Spend Challenge/Feb
    Goal 20
    Accomp 4

    Change Jar 2020
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    Christmas Fund 2020
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    3 stores over the weekend.

    Over the weekend I blew it. Total over 3 stores was $108.81. That brings my monthly total to $240.28 and I have to stop tonight for milk and a few things I couldn't get while I was out over the weekend. Goal was $200. Just out of so much.

    The cashier at Walmart didn't know how to price match boneless skinless chicken breasts. Walmart $1.99 lb.. Save A Lot $1.49. I had 2 of the huge packs that are right at 5 lbs each... so 10 lbs of chicken. She kept trying and finally gave up. I told her I didn't want her to get into trouble and she said this is the only way I know how to do it. So each 5 lb pkg was... wait for it... yep.. $1.49. So 10 lbs for $2.98 TOTAL. I tried to the point I feel no guilt.

    Sales, coupons and screwups came to $79.18. Total savings, sales and that screw up totals $121.13 for the month so far. I'm stopping tonight at PUblix for milk and a couple sale items I couldn't get earlier and Have coupons for that.
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

    Challenges
    Coupon/Sales Challenge Feb
    $8.00

    Grocery Challenge/Feb
    Goal $250.00
    Total $33.55

    Eat Out No More Feb
    Goal 20
    Accomp/8

    No Spend Challenge/Feb
    Goal 20
    Accomp 4

    Change Jar 2020
    $

    Christmas Fund 2020
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    My stop at PUblix Monday was $32.24 with an additional $24.90 in sales, BOGO's and coupons.
    Coupon etc for month so far is now $146.03
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

    Challenges
    Coupon/Sales Challenge Feb
    $8.00

    Grocery Challenge/Feb
    Goal $250.00
    Total $33.55

    Eat Out No More Feb
    Goal 20
    Accomp/8

    No Spend Challenge/Feb
    Goal 20
    Accomp 4

    Change Jar 2020
    $

    Christmas Fund 2020
    $

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    I never have price matched. It seems to annoying. I do stack though.
    I saved $14. off $54. at Pet supplies plus on Cat canned food and paid $36. after sales and the scan card I have.

    Been stockpiling like a fiend and prob. have over $1000? in sales/coupons/clearance/bottle returns/discontinued items/DD's groc. 10% discount at her work/and that buy 6 get the item cheap kroger deal. NOT doing the download free items as I have no phone and the WALMART printer took a dump. Been earning average $25-$40. in CC points that go back on the card and of course no interest because I pay it off weekly.
    Of and Big Lots 20% off coupon days were great. I have hit their clearance area lately and cleaned up.
    Also Gordon foods buy $50/get $5. off.

    Forsters oil $19.99 coupon

    hair cuts from Fantastic Sams coupons

    And an arrangement w/ my vet 10% off all services but not meds.

    And also discovered the junkyard down the street pulls parts and is full service repair (w/o warrenty on used parts but on work). Saved $700. incl. a new window that wasnt in the garage estimate. (not a coupon but...) Wow.

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