Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Super Coupon-ing

My friends Amy and Angela have been following these blogs where someone matches up store sales with manufacturer coupons, internet coupons and store coupons. They essentially do all the work for you and you just decide what you want to buy! I was so inspired by them that I began doing it, too. I finally found a blog in my area and she covers the stores where I shop. So today, I did my 2nd Target trip and was excited to save a bunch of money! It took a bit of time, but that's something I have. I printed coupons and matched them up and got all ready while the kids were napping. When they got up, we headed out. Granted, they had 1/2 a hotdog and Eggo waffles for dinner because it was crazy, but look what I got. I think you'll agree that it's worth it!

3-Old Spice Body Washes
(included 2 travel size body washes and 1 travel size deodorant)
Old Spice Deodorant
2 - Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean starter kits
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gel
Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush starter kit
2 - Benedryl itch relief sticks
Hotwheels bandages
Olay Total Effects body wash
10 bars of Ivory soap
Kleenex hand towels
7th Generation cleaning spray
Glade fabric and air refresher
Pampers baby wipes
GE Reveal lightbulbs
Schick Hydro 5 Razor
Carefree pantyliners

After the sales and coupons, I paid $18.03 out of pocket. Plus, I have 2 rebates to send in tomorrow (just a word to the the checkout, I borrowed their stapler and attached the receipts to the rebate forms so I didn't lose it like last time :) The rebates will return to me $12.53. So, basically I paid $5.50 for everything you see above! OK, if you want to nitpick, I can add the 84 cents for postage and I'm still at $6.34! I am so excited about doing this on a regular basis. The really neat thing is that we have a food pantry at our church. What I've been told is that you can only use food stamps on food items. So personal care, cleaning and paper products are a premium - and those are what I am able to get for super cheap! So if you're looking to build your pantry or share with others or just looking for a new addiction try this!

Oh, and the blog for northeast ohio is


  1. Is the "dance in the rain" comment for us here in Jackson???

    What great shopping -- saving $$ and helping others at the same time.

  2. Yes! Enjoy it while you can. Soon it will be snowing :)

  3. Kroger also has a paperless coupons, go to their website, put in your Kroger number, and click on coupons, then print out your list and save some cash!

  4. Bummer that we don't have Kroger here!!! We have Acme and Giant Eagle and Marcs. Nothing like Michigan! Actually there's a couple MI blogs that match up Kroger coupons to manufacturer coupons to sale items. I think the 2 my friend follows are: