Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saving money 101

C'est la Vie - What's best for me - how to buy groceries and household for free, 50% to 75% off. Buy one get one free offers 50% off a product great buy if you have sensitive skin and break out when you switch laundry detergents to get your brand 50% off. We got to remember our goal is to SAVE money not get everything for Free.

Kroger triple coupons up to 39 cents and double copons up to 50 cents. Kroger is known for its 10 for 10 sales meaning a 35 cent coupon can catch you and item for free as well as a 50 cent coupon too! I have gotten banquet sausage 3 boxes free, 2 Maruchan Yakisoba meals for free,2 free birdeyes streamfresh veggies, and other things matching the couple with the 10 items for $10. I got 4 cans of chef boy r d for 50 cent a can and 2 boxes of swiss miss cocoa mix for 50 cent a box. I am still a beginner at getting good deals but I am catching on quick, but on meats buy one get one free deals might mean the meat will expire in the next 10 days and they are trying to sell it before it goes bad so just keep an eye out on that

CVS basically paid me to buy Oust surface disinfectant &Sanitizer. I had 2 buy one get one free and combined it with the $3 cvs dollars getting $12 cvs dollars I also tried the soyjoy bars pay $6 get $6 cvs dollars so I got a total of 18 cvs dollars and turned around and used it on their Pepsi deal buy 6 Pepsi 12 packs get 10 CVS BUCKS! Meaning todays shopping trip I paid a total of $7.58 cent after coupons and including my $10cvsdollars that I can use during my next visit, while earning 2% back (i believe a gift card to cvs) not bad if you consider I got 4 cans of oust free, a 6 pack of soyjoy bars free, and $14 off $20 worth of Pepsi then I had also got a bottle of dawn for 75 cents after a 25 cents off coupon and tax. Not to bad I would say.

Walgreens on the other hand I manage to get items 50 to 75% off. They have buy one get one free sales on my favorite laundry detergent SUN. I can get name brand alumini foil their for 79 cents 50 storage bags for a $1, toilet bowl cleaner for 39 cent, windshield wash for 99 cents and other household items real cheap like toothpaste for 25 cents after a 75 cent coupon off and a $2 coupon off your next purchase. So it depends what you are looking to get on how you match your coupons.

Coupon clipping and matching sales requires an investment of about an hour a week, but don't beat yourself up if you missed the sale to match the coupon to. We're still learning and remember how much fun it is to save big time and get several items free. Make it a game to see how much you can save :)