I am by no means an expert on this whole couponing thing. I am not just being modest, you should ask Sarah how many times I call her to ask questions! There really is a lot to know and it takes some time. However, I have had a few friends ask me how to do what I am doing. So, today I did a very simple trip to Rite Aid. I will just tell you what coupons to use and what to buy (Jo this is for you). So here is what I got:
Retail: $36.92 (why anyone would buy these items if they weren’t on sale I cant tell you. One toothbrush retails for $5.29)
Savings to Date: $678.04
First you will need two copies of last Sunday’s newspaper. All the coupons you need (besides the ones I’ll tell you to print) are in there.
Here is what I bought, all at Rite Aid, with the corresponding coupons:
2 Reach toothbrushes on sale for $2 each
-$2/2 coupon found here
-$2/2 coupon found in the Rite Aid oral care book. This book can be found near the ads inside the store or just ask someone for help.
2 bottles Dawn dish washing liquid 9oz on sale for $0.97 each
-2 of the .50/1 coupons from newspaper
2 bottles Caress body wash on sale 2/$6
-2 of the .75/1 coupons from newspaper
2 Axe deodorants on sale 2/$9
-2 $1/1 coupons from newspaper
-$2/2 coupon found here (create an account, watch a video and then you can print the coupon)
After these coupons you will pay the cashier $10.44. The reason I say these things only cost me $5.44 is because the Axe deodorant and Caress are part of a promotion. If you buy $15 worth of these products (other products are also included and this is before you subtract coupons) you get a $5 UP reward. An UP reward is like a gift certificate that you can use in the store. So when you receipt prints at the bottom you will find a coupon for $5 off your next purchase. UPs are great because you can roll them along. When I made this purchase I actually paid nothing out of pocket because I gave the cashier UP rewards from a previous purchase.