The 26-year-old runs a website called Bargain Blessings where she shares her knowledge of how to become a super "couponer."
On a trip last week to King Soopers, Sanford said she ended up paying $12.65 for four bags of groceries that would have cost her $100.35 without the coupons.
"My goal is to save 60 percent or above," Sanford said. "Sometimes it's a little bit below that, sometimes it's a lot above that. I've saved as much as 100 percent so it depends on the time."
The use of coupons had been declining until the recession hit, but then frugality became a necessary trend for many families to save on their grocery bills.
Sanford says it's a trend that has stayed steady. She teaches three-hour "Couponing 101" classes at South Suburban Christian Church in Littleton and her most recent class drew in 150 people.
Sanford uses an index folder to keep her coupons organized as well as her iPad to keep her shopping list and also to access a coupon database while in the store.
"You want to make sure to get organized so when you start to get coupons you know where you are going to put them so it doesn't get stressful," Sanford said.
Sanford says she spends about an hour and a half cutting out coupons before each trip to the grocery store but she also says it's important to keep the shopping list in mind.
"It doesn't save you any money if you're buying items that you are not going to need or use," Sanford said.
For more information on Sanford's couponing, visit www.bargainblessings.com.
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