DAY 6

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Today I learned about what I will call Product Contacts. That’s when I contact a Product and tell them how much I love their product, and they send u either awesome coupons (not found in the Sunday paper or online) or free products.  WTH?????? Seriously! So I emailed a couple of companies, just to test this and will be keeping u informed as to what happens.  So far Bird’s Eye Vegetables was the first company to respond. They sent me an email the next day telling me that I should be receiving money-saving offers in the mail in 5 to 7 business days.  Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

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DAY 5 Break-Down

Okay people, this is my breakdown…..

Transaction 1

(1) Bic Soliel Razor

(1) Pair of headphones (coincidentally free with purchase of razor, retails 18.99)

On sale for 6.99-3.00 coupon from Sunday paper= 3.99 but u get $3.00 back in Extracare Rewards so it’s like paying 0.99 cent plus tax

Trans 2

(1) Tube of Colgate

(2) Nestle Crunches

(2) Butterfingers

Colgate 2.77 -0.75 cent coupon from Sunday paper= 2.02 Paid 2.02 with 3.0o Extra Care Rewards from Trans. 1. $0.98 cent left.  Candy bars on sale 2/1.00 (50 cent each) used two coupons from Sunday paper for $0.50 cent off candy bars making them 4/100. Paid $0.02 plus the tax on the toothpaste.  Also get 2.77 back in  Extra Care Rewards

Trans 3

(1) Two liter Pepsi

(1) Tube of Colgate

Colgate 2.77 -0.75 cent coupon from Sunday paper= 2.02 Paid with 2.77 Extra Care Rewards from Trans 2. 0.75 cent left over.  Pepsi on sale for $0.88 cent purchased with 0.75 cent overage= 0.13 cent + tax and crv.  Also get 2.77 back in  Extra Care Rewards

Trans 4

(2) Right Guard Men’s Body Wash

On sale for 2.49 each 4.98 total (regular price 4.99 each) minus buy one get one free coupon from Sunday paper (took off regular price of one which was 4.99 so their was a penny overage….. they actually owed me a penny. lol. ) + tax. Also get 2.00 back in Extra Care Rewards (they actually paid me 2.01 to take these body washes home (- the tax)….. nice)

Trans 5

(1) 1/2 gallon of Milk

(2) packs of CVS brand candy

Milk $1.49 plus Candy on clearance for $0.24 cent each total $1.97 Paid for with ExtraCare Bucks from Trans 4.  Lol. They owed me 3 pennies……. but sadly they don’t give u the overages so I let them keep the pennies.  See how nice i am.

I walked out with all my stuff and $2.77 from transaction 3 in my pocket.  When I subtract that 2.77 from the little less than 6 dollars that I spent out-of-pocket, I actually spent just under 3.23.  Go  me!!!! Hope this helps someone!

 

 

 

DAY 5

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I did it. I DID IT!!!!!!!!! I had my first trip. It was a rush. I was sooooooooooooooooooooooo proud of myself.  Above is a pic of what I bought.  Now how much did it all cost…………. $3.23 (including tax).  Yep. For my first time out, I don’t think that’s bad. I got…….

(1) Two liter Pepsi

(1) Bic Soliel Razor

(1) 1/2 gallon of Milk

(2) Nestle Crunches

(2) Butterfingers

(2) Tubes of Colgate

(2) packs of CVS brand candy

(2) Right Guard Men’s Body Wash

(1) Pair of headphones (coincidentally free with purchase of razor, retails 18.99)

This was all from CVS and it was a combination of coupons, Extracare Rewards and careful planning.  It took 5 transactions but it was worth it.

DAY 4

Sooooooooooooooooo, I have cut my coupons and i am searching online for blogs and shopping tips and I find myself pressured to buy something and do well.  Looking at the coupons to see the expiration dates makes me feel rushed and nervous.  Lol.  And blogging about it adds pressure to do well.  OMG!!!!! What have i done?

DAY 3

Man……. There are a lot of coupons.  I don’t know which ones to cut.  Lol.  I have heard of the prospects of overages (when the amount on the coupon or combination of coupons exceed the total) so I wanna cut out everything cause in a good sale, overages can take my total from cheap to free.  And it gives me more things to donate if I won’t use it.  Is that greedy?  Naaaaaaah.

And it’s a MILLION coupons…… well not a million but close to it. Lol. I keep trying to think of what I have been reading on the internet and what I have been told by friends so the  coupons are starting to look like money in the bank.  On the other hand, it is time-consuming and a bit overwhelming.

Well, tomorrow is Tuesday so the sale papers come out.  I will be comparing my coupons to the sales to see what I can get.  Wish me luck.

DAY 2

I went to my local Arco to get gas and to pick up my newspapers.  I was told by my friend Shaunese at savinitup.com that you had to get multiples.  Makes sense.  Well low and behold, someone had went through the papers and had taken some, if not all of the coupons.  There were coupons everywhere.  Sunday Times all thrown about.  I know people are serious about their coupons but dang!!! So i picked up what was on the floor along with the only paper that seemed  intact and headed to the register.  I went to another Arco to but another one.

I was also told that I need to get discount cards from the grocery stores and drug stores. So I went on my way to collect my club/discount cards from various drug stores and markets.  While there i picked up sales papers and in-store coupon books.  I am ready to start cutting.

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DAY 1

So day one. I went to the store with my friend.  As we were going to the store she was telling me about different rules of couponing for different stores….. Who knew? Our first stop was Ralph’s where she bought about 50 dollars worth of food and paid about 6 dollars.  Next stop was Target where I too did a transaction.  This time she got about 60 dollars worth of merchandise and paid less than six dollars.  In my own transaction, I bought bananas, gum, and 3 packs or nail files/emery boards and only paid 37 cent (the tax of my items).  Yes, my transaction was free.  I was sold.  I am going tomorrow, which just happens to be Sunday, to get my first stack of coupons.  Yay me. I’ll keep ya posted.

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Hi everyone. My name is K and I am about to embark on a journey of savings…..hopefully. My good friend at savinitup.com has been telling me about couponing for a long time now and while I sometimes benefit from her couponing (she gives me stuff), I had never done it myself.  Because I was somewhat interested I started watching TLC’s Extreme Couponing show and I was even more intrigued.  While I don’t want to buy 50 bottles of mustard at one time or have food over flowing into rooms other than my kitchen, I am interested to see how much money I could save on things I would normally purchase.  I would love for you to take this journey with me.  Maybe we can all learn and hopefully save together.

 

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