December 27, 2010

$ Cents-Less Bargining $

I am not going to lie to you.
It takes some effort, time and savvy thinking to get bargains to brag about.

The way I look at it is, is that working at my jobs also takes time and effort.
...And when you work with children a certain kind of savvy thinking too.
So I either shop smarter or work even more.
I choose shopsing.

Here is what a good great bargain looks like:

12.6 oz. Pantene shampoo @ 2/7.00
7.00 minus a P & G 3.00 coupon = 4.00
I also had a coupon for get a free shampoo with a purchase
BUT....that is not all.
I also got Walgreens Register Rewards for 2.00 back.
So in the end it cost me 2.00 for 3 shampoos.
OR  .66 cents each bottle!  Not too bad.

Colgate toothbrush for 2.99 - 2.00 Reg. Rewards = .99
.99 - 1.00 coupon = FREE +.01


Gillette Clinical Deodorant buy 1 Get 1  1/2 off.
8.99 + 4.50 =13.49
13.49 - (2) 3.00 coupons = 7.49
(7.49 is cheaper than 1 Deodorant alone cost.)
The Deodorant boxes had coupons in them that I took out at the store and used.
One was for Buy a Deodorant Get Body Wash free (4.49 value)
The other was buy a Body Wash Get 1 free.
So I got 4 Body Washes for free.
But I also got the 50% off 2 of the washes for another 4.50 savings
7.49 - 4.50 = 2.99 div 6 items = .50 each!
OR Deodorants @ 1.50 each
AND 4 free Body Washes

I am almost done.
I won't make you suffer through all my sales.
My family members have that role.

My "deals" made for great Christmas "gifts-of-necessity" for my children.
This one-of-a-kind certificate was followed by a shopping spree in MY store amidst groaning of ,"Ah do we have to?"
It was fun (for me) and very affordable.  I spent around 7.00-10.00 per child to buy 40.00+ worth of products.  Brag, brag , brag.

If I send in 50.00 of receipts to P & G I get 110.00 back in coupons.
AND another 50.00 of receipts gives me a rebate for a 20.00 check!!


"Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?" 


  1. Oh my gosh, how do you do that? You are amazing. Those are some great deals!

  2. Ok, that's are going shopping with me! Well actually, for me! Hah!

  3. I am totally gonna start collecting coupons again! I haven't done that for a while...keep giving these tips. I need 'em!

  4. "If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people." - Confucius


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