Today is one of those days that I will avoid going outside as much as possible. High today of 95 with 50% humidity… ah the joy of central air! I digress, today’s post will be n the topic of coupons. As you can probably tell from the majority of my posts to date, I really like couponing. Not for showing off or anything but I love saving money and that feeling of getting the total as close to zero. This past week/weekend (6/19-6/25) Dan and I were visiting his brother out in
. As mentioned yesterday, I had no
issue buying my Sunday papers out there and organizing my coupons when I got
home. It’s a good thing I did because I had an awesome week of savings! Minnesota
I was also thinking of changing my format for figuring out how much I’ve saved. I don’t currently include any money rewards I get into the amount of savings, but I feel like I should because most times that is what makes the deal so amazing (e.g. I buy something priced for $4, use a $3 coupon but then get $4 rewards making it a profit on my end for $3) This happened a lot this week so lets see how it goes:
Nothing fabulous about CVS this week. I am trying not to stock up toooo much on all the summer items (razors, shaving cream) because I already have a pretty good stockpile and Dan is constantly reminding me that even though we have the space now, not to fill it. I agree, so this week I went with some more practical items, like we are definitely due for new toothbrushes.
I spent $1.24 for $5.49 worth of merchandise for a savings of 77% and earned $4 toward a future purchase, making this deal a money maker of $2.76!
Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothbrush: $5.49
$4.99 with CVS ExtraCare Card
-$3.00 off any Colgate toothbrush
-$0.75 off any Colgate toothbrush CVS printable coupon from register
Final price: $1.24
(Got $4 ECB for future transaction)
With all my register rewards from the awesome Suave deal last week, I continued with my toothbrush theme and also grabbed some crafting essentials that I’m running low on J Of course, I had to leave with some free stuff too.
I spent $0.58 for $13.15 worth of merchandise for a savings of 96% (so cool!) and earned $2 toward a future purchase, making this deal a money maker of $1.42!
Elmers glue stick 2 pack: $1.59
Found in clearance section for $0.79
-$2 Register Rewards
Final price: Free! ($0.42 money maker, which was applied to the total)
Reach Total Care toothbrush: $3.99
On sale for $2.99
-$2 Register Reward
Final Price: $0.99
(Got $2 Register Rewards for future transaction)
Bayer Asprin 32 ct: $2.99 (x2)
-$3 off any Bayer Asprin 20ct or higher x 2
Final Price: Free!
I couldn’t manage to earn any money at Rite aid this week but I did have a lot of Up Rewards to spend so I was able to bring my total spending way down.
I spent $2.95 for $14.47 worth of merchandise for a savings of 80%!
Xtra Laundry detergent: $3.49
$1.97 with Up Rewards card
-$1 Up Reward
Final Price: $0.97
Garnier Fructis Dry Scalp Shampoo: $5.49
$2.99 with Up Rewards card
-$1 off any Garnier Shampoo/Conditioner (x2)
-$1 Up Reward
-$1 Up Reward
Final Price: $1.98 or $0.99 each
Great haul for the week… in total I made $1.23 off all these deals which is just so exciting! Happy Couponing!