Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Coupon queen

After a few weeks of earnestly trying to grab every sale out there and studying the circulars on Sunday morning like it's my JOB, I can report that I'm happy with my progress so far.

I've been using coupons forever. I've been checking unit prices to get the best deal for a very long time too, but I've finally grabbed onto that last piece, which is to make special trips to specific stores if there are really good sales. Now that D is so mobile, it's much easier.

I just got a kick-a$$ deal on mousse a few weeks ago. On top of a very low price, you got $5 back in extrabucks if you bought three. I had 3 $1 coupons (one for each can of mousse) so I ended up netting the three cans of mousse for about $0.25. And this is the brand of mousse we usually use! I did the same sort of thing a few weeks ago with shaving cream. Then today at the grocery store I bought some Simple.Green cleaning solution. The price was $3.19 and I had a $3 coupon. Woohoo!

I'm definitely getting great deals on some things, but I'm coming to the conclusion that some of the deals are regional. (They don't really do triple coupons here in the northeast.) I'm not sure that I will ever be able to get my cereal for free around here. (Cheap, yes. Free? No.) Maybe I'm wrong, but either way, I'm pretty happy with my results in the first few weeks of drug store deals.

The sick thing is that I get SO excited about this sh*t. I call my husband at work and say, "you're never going to believe this deal that I just got!" Ladies, this is what happens when you take a "type A" and give her a goal... Now I'm off to make a price spreadsheet to compare my bluk BJ's prices with drug store sale prices.

8 comments:

Wifezzilla said...

I'd be happy also. I even got my husband excited about using coupons after he realized what kind of money we sometimes can save.

Cara said...

Ha! I used to sallivate as I cut coupons and couldn't wait to check the 'how much I saved' section at the bottom of ths slip.

NO JOKE - one time I saved 83 dollars. good times.

Karen said...

LOL! I'm so happy it's working out for you. No one around here triples coupons either. But I get enough deals that I don't worry about it. Don't forget to send me your address so I can mail you the $2 Dove deodorant coupon.

Stacie said...

I dont' use coupons; however, I look to shop around for the best prices - usually online first.

That's awesome that you're saving money here and there.

Amy said...

We used to have a store that doubled coupons up to $1. I could seriously get most anything that had a coupon free at that point by pairing up coupons and sales. I love rebates and coupons and deals, too...I get a bit of a high from it!

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expectingamiracle said...

I love the CVS extracarebucks!

Yaya said...

Good deals!