Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Newest Hobby / Addiction - COUPONS!!

Ok, so I'm pretty excited about this. I think it was just last week that I watch Extreme Couponing for the first time, and now I'm hooked. Have you seen it? These people go into store and get thousands of dollars of groceries for almost no money. They use coupons, and lots of them. Now this show is American and we can't get the same deals here in Canada, but we can save money. I want deals, and lots of them!

So, my first little coupon shop went like this. I was looking through the flyers this weekend and noticed that Sobey's had their bogo (buy one get one free) sales on which included the large tub of Silhouette 0+ Yogurt.

Regular price - $3.99

I had one of those coupons from inside of the cereal box for a free yogurt. I wasn't sure if I could use this coupon for my buy one and then get the second free, but I figured I would try.

I also had 2 - $1.00 off coupons for Black Diamond Cheese Strings which were also bogo. The kids love these and they are so expensive if they're not on sale.

Regular Price - $5.79

I headed down to Sobey's not knowing at all how this would play out and I ended up getting - Wait for it....

2 x Yogurt (the big tub) - $3.99 each - $7.98
2 x Black Diamond Cheese Strings (8 pack) - $5.79 each - $11.58

A total of $19.56 all for just $3.76....YAHOOO!!! *happy dance, happy dance*
How awesome are coupons!!

What are your thoughts on coupons ?  Can't be bothered? Do you use them? Where do you get them? I'm new to all this so if you have any secrets please post a comment to fill me in.

Thanks and Happy Summer!

Oh there are plenty of items that you can get great deals on...Tylenol, laundry soap, toothpaste, etc. Now those are only a few. I am going to do a more detailed post of what I've learned so far about couponing shortly, so stay tuned.

Thanks for commenting!


  1. This is great! I didn't think it was possible to do this in Canada, but I might give it a shot myself. I'm not sure using coupons to buy bulk perishables for savings will work for me though, because I may not end up using all of it before it goes bad.


  2. Is it possible to extreme coupon on things other than dairy? ... I'm lactose intolerant!