I Have A Problem… Couponing!

I admit it… I am addicted! Its consuming my time and energy. Couponing. I can’t help it, its like a high getting a good deal. And it’s so challenging! What’s amazing is I am buying things I actually am in need of right now and I am getting some really great deals. Todays trip was my best so far. My toddler was good he was just munching on veggie straws. He finally got restless at Target and started yelling “DaDaDaDa” but I was on the search for my last two items in the pharmacy area and the old ladies were loving it.

More things I have learned…

  • I cannot say how important it is to make friends with your cashiers and store managers at the places you are regularly shopping at. They will go above and beyond to help you its amazing.
  • Also, if you are doing major couponing it really is courteous of you to do it early in the morning or late at night when the crowds are non-existent! It has helped me to be less anxious and more confident at the register when I know there isn’t a line building up behind me.

CVS

Transaction #1 (I was able to use my Health Saving Account Card because it is sunscreen! SCORE! So this didn’t touch my household budget)

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Roc Anti Aging Day Cream 30spf- Buy 1 Get 1 50%

1-      $22.99 each ($3 off Coup. Off each) Final Cost $14.24 each

  1. Cvs Promo- Buy 2 Roc Products get $12 in cvs bucks to use on next purchase!

 

Transaction #2

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  1. 2 Axe Body Wash- 2/$8 (Out of stock of Right Guard so the manager price matched promo and honored my Right Guard coupon of $2 /2 on the Axe) Final Cost $3 each, but $4 in cvs bucks for next purchase!
  2. 2 Swiffer Products (Dusters- $11.79 & Wet Jet Refill Pads – $7.99) buy one get on 50% off & a coupon $1/2- Final Cost $7.39 each
  3. 2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks- 2/$4- $1.10/2 coupon- Final Cost 1.45 each
  4. 2 Caprison- 2/$4- 41/2 coupon- Final Cost $1.50 each
  5. 3 King Size M&M’s- 1.87 ea- BOGO coupon (max 1.19 off)- .75 off cvs coupon= Final Cost $1.22 each
  6. 2 Secret Clinical Deodorants-$9.99 each-buy one get on 50% off & (2)$2 coupon= Final Cost $5.49 each
  7. Neutrogena Hand Cream- $5.29 buy one get on 50% off & (2)$1 coupon= Final Cost $2.97 Each

I had the $12 cvs bucks from transaction #1 and $17 from previous purchases so my out of pocket cost on Transaction #2 was only $18.26 AND I have $4 cvs bucks for my next purchase!

TARGET

Transaction #1

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  • 3 Boxes Market Pantry Pasta- $1 ea- $1/3 target coupon= Final Cost .67 each
  • 3 Pilsburry Cookie Dough- $3.60 each- (3)$1/1 coupons- $2 off instantly at target when you buy 3 & $2 off target coupon= Final Cost $1.26 each
  • Seventh Generation disinfect wipes- $2.66- $1 target coupon= $1.66
  • 3 Market Pantry Pasta Sauces- $1 each- $1.50 target coupon= Final Cost .50 each
  • Lotrimin- $7.39- $2 coupon= $5.39
  • Nutella- $3.49- $4.29 coupon= MADE .80
  • Kotex Pantyliners- .94-$1.50 target coupon= FREE (target didn’t let me make money off their coupon)
  • 5 Campbell Condensed Soup- .99each- $1/5 coupon= Final Cost .80 each
  • 2 Little Debbie Boxed Snacks- $1.72 each- (2) $1 coupon= Final Cost .72 each
  • 3 Simple Face Cleaning Cloths- $4.99 each-(3)$2 coupon= Final Cost $2.99 each AND received a $5 target gift card towards my next purchase for buying 3
  • Airborne 4 ct- .99- $1.50 coupon= MADE .51
  • Axe Body Spray- $2.99- $1 coupon & $1 target coupon= .99
  • 2 Fresh Express Bagged Salads- 2/$4- $1.50/2 coupon & $1 target coupon= Final Cost .75 each
  • 2 Boxes of Cherrios- $2.75 each- $1/2 coupon & .75 target coupon= $1.87 each AND a FREE loaf of Bread… target promo
  • Driscolls Strawberries- $2.99- .50 coupon & $1 target coupon= $1.49
  • Hormel Pork Tenderloin- $6.99- $1 coupon & $1 target coupon= $4.99
  • Tide 100oz- $10.18- $1 coupon & $1 target coupon= $8.18

This transaction cost me $49.66.  

Transaction #2

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  • Pampers 23ct Diapers- $9.29- $2 coupon= $7.49
  • 2 Boxes Huggies 80ct- $21.24 each- (2) $2.50 coupons & $3 target coupon= Final Cost $17.24 each

This transaction cost me $36.97 after I used my $5 gift card from Transaction #1

Don’t worry I wont be couponing for a few weeks because I have used up all my February Household Budget money… HaHaHa. Although I will have grocery money so you never know!!

❤ Sarah

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