This may not be huge savings by some extreme couponer's standards; but for me its a pretty good deal. And I didn't buy anything my family didn't need.
In a previous post I mentioned receiving $10 catalina coupons for purchasing $30 of P&G products ($60 between two transactions). Sunday was my day to cash those catalinas in.
In my first transaction: I purchased a variety of grocery needs with no manufacturer, or store coupons. Items like bread, milk, produce, and meat. The total before coupons was $49.41. Less $10.87 for 22% savings.
The second transaction: Again, a variety of grocery needs with some manufacturer coupons and store furnished manufacturer coupons. (I would list then; but that might bore my readers.) The total before savings was $77.21. Less $30.18 for 40% savings.
Overall grocery savings of 33%.
Not bad for an avid; but not extreme couponer. I get most if not all of my coupons from newspaper inserts and preprinted coupons at the grocery store. For other ideas on where to get coupons; check out a my previous post here.