I am going to use this first Works for Me Wednesday of the New Year to really encourage you all to do something that has really been working for me – clipping, saving, and using coupons! As you all know, I am a bit obsessed with CVS, but coupons have also saved me a lot of money at Kroger, Target, Meijer, and Walgreens. I now spend about half what I used to spend at Kroger by using coupons and buying and planning my meals around what’s on sale. I get my coupons from the Sunday paper (I subscribe to the Thursday and Sunday edition bundle and pay $5.59 a month – I encourage you to subscribe only if you can get a deal this cheap or cheaper!) My grandma also saves her coupons from the paper for me, and I print coupons from Coupons.com and Smartsource.com. I also often search for them if I am interested in a particular product on the product’s website. I got all my coupon clipping and organizing ideas from Money Saving Mom, so I am NOT taking credit! Please check out what she has to say on the topic – I couldn’t say it any better! I also strognly encourage you to purchase her Supermarket Savings 101 course. It has helped me soo much and it will pay for itself your first week at the grocery! You can check it out and purcahse it here!
The next step in successful couponing is to scour the store sale fliers and use what coupons you have for items they have on sale. For example, a couple of weeks ago, Kroger’s had 15-count boxes of Totino’s pizza rolls on sale for $1. I had a 55-cent-off coupon that I had printed from Coupons.com (ok, I had four!) Since Kroger doubles coupons up to a dollar, I got those pizza rolls for FREE, or as I like to say “FREE.99”! (I stole that line from my friend John. It’s a good one!) At CVS, using coupons can really make you money! A few weeks ago CVS had Advil PM for $4.99 with $4 ECBs (extra care bucks – like CVS money) back if you purchase it. I had a coupon for $3 off Advil PM, so I paid $1.99 for it and still got the $4 ECBs. Cha-ching!
If I haven’t convinced you yet, maybe this will! I have decided to let my
obsession thriftiness become your gain. Due to couponing and making CVS (and Walgreen’s – stay tuned to my Super Savings Saturday post for that!) pay me to shop there, I have more candles, dish soap, and OTC medications that I could ever possibly use! So I have put together two, count ’em TWO identical prize packs of household goodies that I am giving away! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. I will close comments Sunday January 6th and announce the winner Monday the 7th. (I will only ship to the US as I do NOT want to fill out a customs form for this stuff. Sorry!) Here is what you can win!! I added up the retail price of these items and each prize pack is worth $33.44 retail! But of course I pretty much got it all for…wait for it….FREE.99! 🙂
1 bottle of Nature’s Bounty Vitamin C
1 bottle of Palmolive original
1 Glade Wisp Flameless Candle in Apple Cinnamon
1 10-count vial of Extra Strength Tylenol
1 Glade Scented il Candle in Dewberry Dreams
1 20 count Dimetapp children’s grape chewables
1 Walgreen’s hand sanitizer in Lavender
Allright, now get commenting, and then get out your scissors and get coupon clipping! Oh, and for more great Works for Me Wednesday tips, check out Rocks in my Dryer!