SHOPPING WITH COUPONS ADVICE
SHOPPING WITH COUPONS ADVICE
For day 5 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, I am going to use the suggested topic because it fits so well with what I planned to write about. The topic is to write about a subject or activity you have a lot of knowledge about and share the #1 best tip to someone new to the subject. Since I just completed a shopping trip that was over $86.00 but it only cost me $3.51 out of pocket, my #1 tip, Shopping with Coupons Advice seemed perfect to write about.
My #1 tip is to make a shopping list before you leave home and check for coupons on the items you plan to buy.
So here is my shopping with coupons advice for you. The first thing I do is make my shopping list then check the store fliers to see if any of my items are on sale. Next I will search for coupons for the items on my list. There are a few different places I get my coupons, one is the newspaper (which I don’t get often), the other are online coupon sites.
So I have my shopping list, I check the store fliers and mark the prices on my list, then get my coupons. Next I organize my coupons in the order of the items on my shopping list to make it easier to keep track when filling my shopping cart and put them in an envelope along with my shopping list. At the checkout I watch the prices as they ring up like a hawk, making sure I get the sale prices. Then when my coupons are deducted I watch like two hawks! LOL I can get national brands less than store brands when I use the sales and coupons.
I want to show you my latest shopping trip to CVS where I SAVED $68.90 and yes, you read the prices above correctly. My total order was $86.45 before sales and coupons. Every item on my list was either on sale or I had coupons for. My out-of-pocket for my order was $3.51, yes you read that right, MY OUT OF POCKET FOR THE ORDER WAS $3.51!!
Now I watch the ads that receive EXTRA BUCKS but sometimes I get a better deal without using them. They had Nivea body wash for $6.00 with $2.00 EXTRA BUCKS back but the coupons I had weren’t for that variety. However they had the Nivea body wash that worked with my $1.50 off coupons on sale for $2.99 each ( regular $5.49) plus there was another $2.00 store coupon on the CVS app. So I got two bottles of Nivea body wash for 98 cents!!
The only item I purchased that wasn’t on sale was Listerine but with a $10.00 purchase, I got $5.00 EXTRA BUCKS back. So with my two $1.50 off coupons and my $2.00 store coupon from the app, I got two bottles of Listerine for a total of $7.88 plus the $5.00 EXTRA BUCKS!
The Pantene shampoo and conditioner had a great offer to buy 3 for $12.00 (regular price of $4.99 each) plus there was a newspaper coupon for $5.00 off three. But then I had an app coupon for $4.00 off a $14.00 Pantene purchase so I grabbed 2 super large-sized bottles of shampoo, on sale for 2 for $10.00, using another $2.00 coupon plus was able to take advantage of the $4.00 off. So I got 5 bottles of shampoo and conditioner, total price $22.00 minus $7.00 of newspaper coupons and my $4.00 app coupon, ending price of $11.00.
My last item was a large bottle of lavender soft soap in a pump bottle, on sale for $1.99 but you guessed it, I had a $1.00 off coupon so 99 cents was a steal.
But that’s not all, I got $15.00 EXTRA BUCKS for my next shopping trip! I will also receive an extra 10 cents for each of the online coupons that I printed out and used because I am a member of SwagBucks, an online earning site that among other ways to earn, they give members 100 points (equals 10 cents) per coupon used. If you are interested in this site where you can earn points for cash or gift cards site, you can check it out here SWAGBUCKS My shopping plan this year is to write my list and collect my coupons for both grocery shopping or drugstore shopping then track my savings.
I will be posting how I organize my coupons in another blog, stay tuned! Thanks for visiting and I hope I was able to give you some good SHOPPING WITH COUPONS ADVICE.1 person has liked this post!