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A year of coupons

April 1st, 2012 at 07:55 pm

ytd = April 1 2011 - March 31, 2012
Coupon total ytd = 2,269.18
RX total = 476.32
Discounted Gift Cards = 227.12
Total = 2,972.62

I started tracking my coupon use last April 1st. I also started tracking the gift cards I got for transferring prescriptions and the amount of money I saved from buying discounted gift cards. I ended up saving just under $3000 for the year. It was an interesting experiment, but I won't continue to track these items.

One of my goals this year is to average my food budget at $200/month. So far I hadn't done so well and was way over the first 2 months of the year. This month I spent $101.49, so that should help bring the average more in line.

My networth for the first quarter increased by almost 3%. That's pretty good.

I finished reading the library book The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel. Historical fiction - very good.

4 Responses to “A year of coupons”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    You did very well!

  2. SicilyYoder Says:

    How many are in your family? I find that when I cook from scratch a lot, and cut out processed foods, except freebies with coupons, that I save 75% on my grocery bill. It is healthier, too.

  3. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    That's really amazing. Thanks for sharing with us. I'm relatively new to couponing and don't have the option to double up. You are very motivating.

  4. retire@50 Says:

    there's just me in my family, but I use a lot of coupons to buy processed food and donate that to the food pantry. I would guess 50% of my coupons went on donations.

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