05 September 2012

One Step Closer to Owning a House

This is my biggest free haul in ONE shopping trip, to date.  $70 in free stuff with a total out of pocket cost of $4.72.  The OOP is a little on the high side but that's the price of forgetting to pack headache medicine in the laptop bag.

Either way, I'm super duper happy because this brings my stockpile to a one year supply.  More money stays in the bank, and we move one step closer to owning a house.

Pretty frickin' cool.


  1. I'm always amazed at how much you save!! And such an artistic arrangement of goods you have there. ;o) Whoa, a ONE YEAR supply of stockpiling. You'll be ready for the end of the world (Dec. 21, right?) or the zombie apocalypse, for sure!

  2. Well done Ivy. Dreams come true not because we sit and wait for them to fall in our lap, but because we use our smarts and keep plugging away at the goals.

  3. Incredible financial planning - I'm impressed by your organisation and discipline!

  4. Yay you! As previously stated I love owning my little house. And boy, you sure know how to coupon!

  5. That. is. just, amazing. You are my hero!

  6. You're amazing. I use Colgate and do some coupon saving on it recently.

  7. Whoo hoo! Way to go!

    I hope you don't stockpile the buns, though. They can get a little moldy. :)

  8. Mind. Completely. Blown....I can't believe how much you get and stockpile! I don't think I have the space to store a year's supply of much. Good on you Ivy! That's amazing!

  9. That's really pretty amazing! I hope you guys can get a house soon! :)

  10. Lurker: I'm so excited.

    Alex: They paid me a penny in overage. The price was $1.99 and my coupon was for 2 bucks.

    Suzan: My biggest in one trip, yet.

    Carol: Thanks. I'm amazed too and so was the check out lady. Just blows my mind, even after seven months of couponing.

    David: Thank you. I'm going to keep on plugging away. One coupon at a time.

    Tim: It's the most fun hobby, ever. Seriously fun.

    Jai: Thank you :-)

    mshatch: So great that you have your own little house. Very very cool.

    Southpaw: You are too kind.

    Susan: Woohoo to savings. And I hear that toothpaste can be used to clean stains off walls. I haven't tried it yet.

    Jess: Thanks bunches :-)

    Stacy: Bunns are nearly all eaten up now. Got two left. So yummy for not being homemade.

    Lo-mo: We've had to make adjustments to get our stuff to fit. Most of the bathroom stuff for now at least, is stored in the bathroom cabinet. Some overage spills into the office.

    Bard: Thank you. Us too.

  11. Your teeth are gonna be very white!

  12. Ray: And I hear rumors that toothpaste can be used to clean stains off walls. We'll see.

  13. Hang on, I'm picking my jaw up off the ground....


    Go you!! Great job. Congrats on the huge savings =)

  14. Kim: Woohoo, getting closer to the BIG GOAL. Thanks for dropping by.

    Elsie: How goes your couponing adventures? Are you having fun with it? Hope so.

  15. More supplies for the zombie apocalypse shelter?

  16. That's amazing. You should share the receipt next time!

  17. Susan: And a fun hobby.

    William: One must be ready.

    Maurice: Excellent idea.