Thursday, December 18, 2008

Proud to be a Beginner Couponer

Here are just a few of my recent transactions. On these 4 transactions alone I spent $18.95 out of pocket, but got $76.56 worth of merchandise.

Walgreens #1:

Schick Quattro Razor: (sale) $6.99
-$3.00 coupon (All You Magazine coupon)
-$4.00 coupon
= FREE +.01

3M 3 pack Gift Wrap Tape: (sale) 2/$2.00
-$1.00 coupon
= $1.00

Subtotal: .99
Total: $1.55

SAVED: $15.98 (Man. Coupons & Walgreens sales)
BONUS: The tape is in the monthly easy saver catalog - I enter my receipt on their website and the tape gets me a $2.00 credit and they put it on a monthly gift card or send you a check! (get a 10% bonus if you get it on a gift card). So that's $2.20 I'll get on a gift card to use on my next purchase at Walgreens once I get the card - FREE!

KMart Double Coupons Sale:

Toothpase: $3.49
Gillette Body Wash: $3.99
2x Pledge @ $3.50 = $7.00 (sale price)
2x Glade Fabric Freshner @ $3.50 = $7.00 (sale price)
Ivory Soap: $1.29 (only item I did NOT have a coupon for)

Total: $5.26
After double coupons and tax

Saved: $20.43 (sales/coupons)
*Would have done a lot better but I waited till Friday and 2/3 of the items I wanted were already goneCVS#1: This was my very first trip so I had to start with more out of pocket (OOP) just so I could get Earned Care Bucks (ECS's) to roll over to my next transaction. After this transacation I'll be spending very little OOP.
2x Pantene Shampoo @ $5.99 = $11.98
-$2.00 coupon
-$2.00 coupon
Total OOP: $7.98 (+.75 tax)
Earned Care Bucks to roll: $4.00
(Still saved $8.00 with sale and 2-$2.00 coupons)

CVS #2:
1x Rightguard Deoderant: $2.99
-.50 coupon
1x Crest Spinbrush: $4.99
-2.00 coupon
1x Colgate toothpaste: $2.99
-$1.50 coupon

Subtotal: $6.97
-$4.00 ECB's from #1 transaction

Total: $2.97 (+ .44 tax)
(Saved $13.20)

$6.00 ECB's earned to roll on my next transaction


Jessica said...

Congrats on your journey to saving money with coupons. Some weeks are great and others you will find that it is hard to even have a couple of coupons. But overall, you will end up saving tons of money. Let me know if you have any questions and I would be glad to help!