I've had a couple people ask me how I coupon, so I figured I'd make a post with today's run, not my best one but oh well! So first I always get two papers, I keep my stash built up because most coupons last a month, sometimes two. The key to coupons is to match the coupons with the sales and have a plan, don't just go in and look for stuff and hope you have a matching coupon. I make a list and know pretty much what I'll spend.
Mostly I shop and use my coupons a Walgreens, CVS and Albertsons.
Okay, so Here is my CVS Trip.
GM Cereal 2/5$- I had a coupon for 1$ off
Dawn dish soap-Regular 1.60 on sale for .99
Colgate Max White Toothpaste -Regular 3.79 on sale for 3.00 + in store coupon for $2 off
Purex Detergent was Buy One Get One Free-5.99 for 2
I also bought a photo frame for a dollar, a birthday card for 3.50(this was something I cringed at when I looked at my receipt, I would normally never pay that much for a card!) and a 10 pack of sponges for $1
I also had a 20% off purchase thanks to my rewards card savings from a previous purchase which came out to 5.80 off.
I paid $13.15
Total savings in all was 21.42!
Getting into it is really easy, it's so fun and addicting!
Just remember to not buy things you don't need, want or normally would never buy just because you have a coupon for it!
I'm in no way an expert and I've only been doing it a few months, and I'm not an extreme coupon lady, just wanted to give some pointers!