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Sunday, May 1

I got a deal

Saturday I went to Pick N Save and wow did I ever get a deal.
My grocery bill started out at $133.00, than I gave my store card and it went to $79, and than I gave my coupons and my final price was $49. Yes, I said it right went from $133. down to $49. I could not believe it either.
I was able to stock on a couple of items that were to good to pass up. I was browsing the aisles to see what I could use my coupons on and I came across some Oxiclean Powder that was 50% off it's normal price. So from $4.14 down to $2.07, than I happened to remember I had a coupon for $1.00 off any Oxi Product. I bought whatever was on the shelf; which happened to be 14 of them. If I were to buy this item at retail I would of ended up $57.96, but I only paid $11.98 because a few of the coupons doubled. So in the end my price only ended up being $.86 per container. If I would of been thinking while I was shopping I would of done 2 separate transactions to maximize my savings. Lesson learned for next time.

My other good deal was on Pillsbury products. Pick N Save had them 10/$10 and I had coupons for .40 off 2 items, so in reality I only paid .80 for each one (Not a bad deal either).

Another good deal, I wanted to mention was at Wal-Mar they have Crest Mouth Wash for $4.00, I had a coupon for $2.00 off each one, which than brought my price to $2.00 per mouthwash. This coupon was only good until 4/30, but I noticed in todays newspaper there is another crest coupon for $.75 off one, which for Crest is still a good price in the end of $3.25. This mouthwash I know normally runs over $5.00.

Even though I had to stop at 2 other stores to get what I wanted, Overall I did Excellent shopping. Which brings me to another lesson, always look closely at the bottom/ top shelves because you never know what deals are going to be hiding in plain sight; and yes it might take you a little longer to shop, but think about the savings in the end.
I know it is late in the day to mention this, but today was a very good day for ads in the Sunday Newspaper, there was a total of 4. I had a P&G, Red Plum, Moments to save, and 1 other one and most definitely alot of good deals/savings.

Until next time TTFN - And remember Pay full price for an item, I think not, because I am sure there is a coupon for that :)

Thursday, April 28

My deals today

I was on a roll today getting free samples and getting coupons printed that I thought I would share with you what I got.

Free Sample of Dove Deodorant/ $1.00 off

Coupon for $1.00 off 1 ANY Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener or Dryer Sheets (Facebook) also has some great print off coupons

Another Facebook coupon on All 28 loads or larger $1.00 off

Another Facebook coupon on Wisk 45oz or larger $1.00 off

Stay free Pads has $1.00 off any stay free product (This could be a potential FREE item depending on what you buy w/your $1.00 off

If you are in need of bottles, Playtex has $1.00 off your next bottle purchase (Facebook)

Playtex Sport Tampons has $1.00 off coupon

Nivea if you are friends on Facebook there is potential for 3 diff coupons $1.00 each on different products

This is what I have for now. I will be doing a shopping trip this weekend and will update you with my savings.

TTFN - Happy Couponing "Never pay retail again"

Tuesday, April 26

Coupon Tips

I am sure you have heard of the hit TV Show "Extreme Couponing" I have taken some lessons from the show, in which I find quite useful. I would like to share some of those tips with you.
1) Organize: When cutting coupons and printing off the various coupon websites put them in some kind of order. I find it helpful to alphabetize, but anyway you organize the better in the long run you will be.

2)Limits: Pay attention to how many of 1 type of coupon you can use. Make sure if it says Limit 4 of the same coupon that you only use 4 or do different transactions.

3)Bigger is not always better: Sometimes going for the bigger item with a coupon will end up costing you more than if you were to buy several of the same item in a smaller package.

4)Time management: Allow yourself ample time to survey each aisle especially if you plan on doing a lot of surprise buying.

These are just some of the few helpful hints that I use when I go shopping. Next time I will share some websites that I often visit or subscribe to in order to save time and money.