Friday, April 15, 2011

What a Few Bucks Will Get You...






Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, & Kroger
Total Retail:  $291.37
Total OOP:  $13.75
Savings 95%
I'm sure you noticed the large quantity of multiples. 
After all of the TLC "Extreme Couponing" hype, I feel like I need to clear up a couple of matters: 
I had multiple shopping trips, rain checks, and I ordered cases of products myself from the stores so that I was not clearing the shelves. 
Furthermore, I do not have a basement that looks like a mini drug store to hold my $50,000 stash of goods (mainly because I have neither a basement nor a $50,000 stockpile.) 
Those multiples ended up being donations this week.  
I don't normally feel the need to justify myself, but after all the Extreme Couponing hoo-ha I feel that I am under some amount of self-inflicted scrutiny.
I have been told by other frugal bloggers that since the show aired, they have received quite rude or aggressive comments and e-mails regarding how they shop.  Fortunately, that has not been the case here.
Thank you to my fabulous readers who are encouraging and engaging all the time. 

3 comments:

  1. I think I need a copy of your shopping list, because I'm missing some good deals. Of course I was too lazy to ask for a rain check on the right guard. I snoozed, I losed :-)

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  2. Thanks Pary Moppins for clearing that up about the TLC show! I don't mind watching the show but I think many of those people are insane and may have some problems with shopping addiction/hoarding lol! I feel like sometimes though that the show portraits the couponers to ALL be EXTREME... which is not the case for many of us who are just buying the things we need for our families and donating many more items. I mean seriously if you need a $30K insurance policy on your "Stash" that is RIDICULOUS! Ok sorry for my ranting... I will return to cleaning my house now! :-)

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  3. I was thinking the same thing Cricket! I must be missing these deals! :)

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