My haul : Regular price about $21.00 I paid 18 cents !!
I'm just in heaven tonight. I got all this cool stuff for 18 cents.. You are probably thinking, " Karen, have you been doubling up on your pain meds". The answer is NO.. I really got these 6 items at my local Rite Aid store for a mere 18 cents.
I have a couple of Friends at Church who are big into couponing. They have taken a class and call me frequently screaming into their cell phones something like..
Karen, I just got 60 boxes of crayons.. guess how much I paid for them ??
I respond.. I have no idea.. $25.00.. No your not gonna believe it.. but I got them for 60 cents.. I faint.. then talk about what savvy shoppers they are.
I have signed up for the class. I can't wait. I have clipped coupons for years. I even use them. Usually they don't save me enough money to fool with. so I've let it go. Then I saw a news blip on one of those Coupon Queens who buy $300 worth of groceries for $4 bucks.. That is the person I want to be.
I joined up with a coupon site.. (there are about a gazillion of them now) and check it weekly for my local grocery deals and coupons that match the sale items. I no longer cut each coupon but instead save and date the circulars they come in. I then match the coupon and the circular to the sale item I want. I save some that way. But not like those Coupon Queens on TV.
I have joined a couple of new groups, http://www.afullcup.com
They have wonderful forums, groups, and emails giving alerts to all the cool deals out in the grocery stores and drug stores in your area. This is where I saw the Rite Aid deals of the day. I didn't get the circular this time, but the website listed the specials and the coupons that could be used.
Here is what I used on the items above: