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coupon success, albeit tiny

January 9th, 2011 at 01:52 pm

Well, I did have a couple of exciting coupon success stories today.

I got a tube of colgate for 29 cents, after stacking two coupons. My goal is super cheap toothpaste. There always seem to be coupons out there

And, I got two cans of cat food for free-- actually I made money on them. I had a coupon for $1.50 off any size, and they only cost 77 cents each, but the store gave me the full $1.50 off each. I bought two, had two coupons. So they in effect lowered my bill on the other things I was buying. (I feel a little bad about this. I expected them to be free, but not to get value beyond their retail price.)

That's it. I did have to buy paper towels and toilet paper at retail-- but store brands. And, I bought kid 1's first set of big boy underpants. Trying to get out of diapers.

Anyway, it felt good to finally get something for basically nothing via coupons. Gotta stretch that budget!

7 Responses to “coupon success, albeit tiny”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    You've done great! I hope you can get the kiddos out of diapers soon.

  2. beawealthywarrior Says:

    great start, small is better than nothing

  3. Swimgirl Says:

    Don't feel too bad about using the whole coupon. The store will be reimbursed for the whole amount. And the manufacturers... they spend tons of money on marketing, and if they meant to say that the coupon was just for a certain size, they would have. They want to get you hooked!

    My goal is to never again pay more than 50 cents for toothpaste! (and that's a regular sized tube!)

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    A worthy goal. I think I will use that as my toothpaste benchmark as well. We have a couple of tubes already, so I should be able to only shop on sale.

    You're right. I shouldn't feel bad. Those pet food people kicked in 2 cans of free cat food plus $1.50 to help me buy my other stuff. I can see why people get addicted to this!

  5. mjrube94 Says:

    I always shoot for free razors. They come out with new ones so often, they're always free after rebate, or really cheap with coupons. Good luck!

  6. gingerbell Says:

    how do you use more than one coupon on an item?

  7. ThriftoRama Says:

    You can usually use one manufacturer's print coupon with either a store coupon or a digital manufacturer's coupon.

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