How Much Can I Save in a Year? August Update!

 This was another slow month for me with starting back to teaching.  I did seem to score quite a few freebies this month, which I can't complain about at all! I also was able to utilize coupons to save on some purchases for nursery decor!

August Savings 

2011 Total Savings

Best of Savings

Free or Almost Free Items this month with coupons:

-Secret Deodorant
-3 pack of onesies
-3 trial packs Cascade Action Pacs
-Hostess Mini Muffins
-Rightguard Deoderant
-2 packs of Safeguard soap
-Carefree Liners ($0.09)

A Little Savings Tidbit

It's often cheaper to buy travel size and/or trial size of items.  A lot of people think, "Why waste a coupon on a travel or trial size item when you can put it toward a larger size?" Two words:  Unit price.  (The price of the item per quantity (oz., lb., etc.).  Yes, I could have put my three $1/1 coupons toward bigger bags of Cascade Action Pacs, but instead I put them toward the 4 trial size bags and got three packs for free, plus a fourth for almost free due to overage from my coupons (the packs were actually less than $1 a piece).
Now it's your turn! The linky isn't working today, so comment below with a link to your page! Then go to Ashleigh's blog and comment with your link as well!  Whether its an update on your savings so far this year or just a great trip you had with great savings! Anything goes! Also, make sure to go check out Thankfully Thrifty to see how Ashleigh's savings are going so far this year!

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  1. http://www.thankfullythrifty.com/2011/09/how-much-did-i-save-in-august/

    Love those trial packs! I have been terrible about coupon clipping lately. It's just gotten away from me. But I need to be on the look out now!

  2. You always have the best ideas. My post today on my blog mentions your challenge you gave us for Christmas last year. Can you believe its only three months until Christmas?


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