This post is overdue, but it did happen in January =o) If you don’t know, I love coupons. They save me mucho dinero when I combine coupons with sales!
Today’s lesson: clip coupons for brands you don’t usually buy. Why? You can get lots of stuff FREE that are perfect for that 72 hour kit that’s disassembled all over this house! And FREE stuff is good for gifts or mother’s survival baskets for VTers and things like that!
I spent $20 bucks (it should have only been $15 bucks, but lesson learned) and some change and got all this at Target. $1.00 coupons are great for trial sized items and clearance items, because they end up being free!
Overage= the Airwick things were on clearance for $4.24. I had a coupon for $5.00 off an Airwick thing, so I had $$ left over to use towards something else! Cool huh? I had overage on the batteries, Downy, Tide, and the airfresheners. It helped lower the price of the paper towels which were needed for my year supply of non food items.
Lessons learned: watch cashier as they scan- I had 2 $5 off coupons for the Airwick air fresheners and she only scanned 1 coupon! I really like Costco brand toilet paper and paper towels, because they are individually wrapped and thick quality. I wish I didn’t get the paper towels from Target now =o(
Okay, more lessons later! I don’t remember how many coupons I used, or my $$ saved because of coupons, but couponing is not really about how much you save…. it’s about how much you spend!