Posts Tagged ‘coupons

01
Sep
08

Free Makeup!

So I have been all excited because the P&G SuperSaver had B1G1 any Covergirl Lipcolor, and CVS had B1G1 free any Covergirl Outlast Lipcolor. Free makeup!

So I first went to CVS (I did this in 2 transactions, but I am going to make it one to make it easier):

4 Covergirl Outlast All day lipcolor @ $9.99 – $39.96

4 Covergirl Outlast Double lipShine @ $9.99 – $39.96

Total = $79.92

Minus CVS B1G1 – $39.96

Minus 4 MFG B1G1 -$0

Total OOP is $0

Total savings = $79.92!

$80 worth of Covergirl Lipcolor – FREE!

Then I went to Walgreens, where they had Covergirl Foundation, Powder and Blush B1G1. I only had $1 any Covergirl, but I needed new powder (it’s the brand I use, anyways!)

1 Covergirl Fresh Look Pressed Powder Compact – $5.99

1 Covergirl Professional Loose Powder – $5.79

1 Excedrin PM – $5.29

Total = $17.07

Minus Covergirl B1G1 – $11.28

Minus 2 $2 MFG Coupon for CG – $9.28

Minus Excedrin on sale for $1.99 – $7.98

Minus $2 coupon on Excedrin (making it FREE) – $5.98

Total OOP was $5.98

Total Savings = $11.09

They also gave me $1 RR for the Excedrin – essentially they paid me $1 to take it, but I am not going to count that as a coupon towards my savings until I spend it.

Total before coupons for both stores was $96.99

Total OOP for 9/01/08 was $5.98

Total Savings -$91.01

Add four Sunday papers and:

Total OOP so far = $46.43

Total Savings so far  = $171.37

29
Aug
08

Good scores

So today I headed out – I bought 4 papers this past Sunday, so I wanted to see what was out there.

Nothing too great – if they had eyeshadow in my color in the Revlon Colorstay I would have scored pretty well, but I didn’t want to spend money on something that I wasn’t sure I was gonna use.

First, I headed out to Walgreens.

2 Rimmel Mascara @ $3.49 each – $6.98

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid @ $1.99

Total = $8.97

Mascara was B1G1 – $5.48

Minus 2 Rimmel Mascara Coupons for $1 each – $3.48

Minus $1 store coupon for Dawn – $2.48

Minus 50c MFG coupon for dawn – $1.98

Total OOP was $1.98 for 2 mascaras and 1 bottle of Dawn.

Total Savings = $6.99

Then I headed over to CVS.

2 Edge Shaving Creams @ $2.99 each – $5.98

2 Boxes of Kotex Lightdays @ $6.89 – $13.78

2 Colgate Total Toothpaste @ $3.29 – $6.58

4 Colgate Toothbrushes @ .99 cents – $3.96

Total = $30.30

Edge was 2/$4 – $28.32

Minus 2 .75cent MFG coupons – $26.82

Kotex was 2/$9 – $22.04 (not the best price for these, but I use ’em!)

Minus 1 .75cent MFG coupon (ugh, only one!) – $21.29

Colgate Total was B1G1 – $18.00

Minus 2 $2 MFG coupon – $16.00

Minus 4 .75cent MFG coupons for the Toothbrushes – $13.00

Total OOP was $13.00

Total Savings was $17.30

Total OOP  8/28/08 – $14.98

Total w/o coupons – $39.27

Total savings – $24.29

Add four Sunday papers and:

Total OOP so far = $36.35

Total Savings so far = $80.36

17
Aug
08

Quick Grocery Stop

So tonight the SO and I had to make a quick stop for some groceries. I took my binder with me – we got what we needed, staying mindful to what coupons I had. We spent $67.90, and had $14.49 in coupons, and $11.07 in in store savings. So our bill, in the end, was $42.34! It was nice being able to shave $25.56 off the bill. That’s almost 40%, only after one week of collecting coupons!

14
Aug
08

More Soleil

So last night I was able to aquire more inserts, and I had 3 more of the $3 Soleil coupons. I went back to Walgreens, where they had a huge display filled with them.

2 packs of Soleil Refills 2 @ 5.99 each – $11.98

1 Soleil Razor @ 5.99

Total = $17.97

Minus 3 $2 ES coupons – $11.97

Minus 3 $3 MFG coupons – $2.97

Total OOP was $2.97

Total savings – $15.00

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Total spent out of pocket so far: $15.21

Total savings so far: $45.28

13
Aug
08

First Coupon Outing

So the first coupon outing wasn’t the best, but then again, I don’t think I did to awful, either. I had bought two newspapers on Sunday and gotten another set of inserts from the Boyfriend-in-laws.

So I decided to try Walgreens first.

I got:

2 Soleil Razors @ $5.99 each = $11.98

1 Pack of Soleil Refills @ $5.99

Total = $17.97

Minus 3 MFG Coupons for $3 off each razor/refill = $8.97

Minus 3 ES (Easy Saver) Coupons for $2 off each = $2.97

Total OOP was $2.97 for 2 razors and a pack of refills.

Total savings – $15.00

While I was ringing out a coupon for $3 off a pack of Soleil refills printed out – so the cashier used that and was able to give me one of my coupons back!

I then went to CVS, where they had Rightguard and Soft & Dri Deoderant for B1G1, and since they had Soleil on sale, I decided to use my last coupon.

2 Rightguard Deoderants @ $4.49 each = $8.98

2 Soft & Dri Deoderants @ $4.29 each = $8.58

1 Bic Soleil @ $6.99

Total: $24.55

Both deoderants being B1G1 takes the total to $15.77

Sale on Soleil ($2 off) – $13.77

Minus 2 $1 coupons or the Rightguard – $11.77

Minus 2 .75cent coupons on the Soft & Dri – $10.27

Minus $3 coupon on the Soleil Refill – $7.27

Total OOP was $7.27

Total savings – $17.28

Total spent on 8/11/08 w/o coupons – $42.52

2 Sunday Newspapers – $2

Total spent out of pocket so far: $12.24

Total savings so far: $30.28

12
Aug
08

Organization

I knew when I started collecting coupons, I was going to have to find a new way to organize everything – my little 8 part divider was not cutting it. I started looking on the internet, and there are dozens of ways that people store coupons, but I decided to go with the binder method. And so far, so good. Here’s a few pictures:

I started out with a simple, zippered binder from a big box store.

Here is the inside. On the left, it has divided pockets – now it’s stocked with weekly fliers, coupon policies, etc.

I bought a pencil case for all of my “tools” – a small set of scissors, calculator, highlighter, pencils, post its.

For the coupons themselves, I decided to use baseball card holders. Most of the coupons fit in nicely, and if they don’t, I just fold them so I can see the product and the coupon discount from the front. I just picked up some plastic binder dividers, and labeled them. I have 10 categories already, but it’s evident I will need a lot more.

And finally, the back of the binder. This is where I keep the trade coupons – good coupons that I have absolutely no use for. I carry them with me, though, in case I run across an item with a price that would be to good to pass up, and then I can pass that item on to family members or friends.

This is always a work in progress, and I know I’ll be constantly changing things – but for me, this is the easiest and most organized I can get my coupons – and that makes shopping easier!




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An always interesting but sometimes foul-mouthed blog of a 20-something just trying to save money in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Dislikes: Our health care system, celery.

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