October Tally

I’m still keeping close track of the coupons I’ve used this month to help measure just how valueable couponing is to my Save-At-Home-Mom equation.  I used 9 coupons today (which certainly didn’t take me a full hour to print, sort, or clip) and I saved $29.95 on top of sale prices and reduced-to-clear markdowns.  In isolation, that works out to almost $30 an hour.  I can live with that!

Here’s how my month is shaping up so far:

Day 1 – 12 coupons used for $13.96 in savings (see post)

Day 2 – 13 coupons used for $62.85 in savings (see post)

Day 3 – nadda!

Day 4 – 1 coupon used for $1 in savings (see post)

Day 5 – 6 coupons used for $7 in savings (see post)

Day 6 – 7 coupons used for $14.99 in savings

Day 7 – 1 coupon used for $6 in savings (see combined Day 6-7 post)

Day 8 – Happy Thanksgiving – no shopping for me today!

Day 9 – no shopping

Day 10 – no shopping

Day 11 – 9 coupons used for $29.95 in savings (check out my Coupon Tally.pdf file for complete details of today’s shopping trip)

Month to date:  $135.75 saved by using coupons

The new flyer weeks starts tomorrow.  Can’t wait to match up the sales with my coupons to see what savings are in store for next week!

About christaclips

Christa is a Save-at-Home-Mom who writes about money saving tips with hopes of inspiring other families who might want to keep one parent at home but aren't sure they can swing it financially. Christa left her career as a teacher trainer when it started costing her $47,000/yr to work outside the home and now works from home as a social media consultant and freelance writer. She shares her full story and money saving tips here on her blog and as co-host of the weekly #cdnmoney twitter chat on Tuesdays from 7-8pm ET. Wife, and mother of 2, Christa lives in Rockland, Ontario and loves skating & nordic skiing on the Ottawa River.

Posted on October 12, 2012, in Christa Clips, Couponing, Monthly Tally and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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