Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It pays to use coupons!

I know that everyone is a little wary of using coupons after watching Extreme Couponing and the backlash it is having on stores. Trust me, I feel your pain. I went to Babies R Us on Monday to try and get the diapers for $5 deal and luckily found 2 packs of Fisher Price diapers left in my son's size. There were only a few N and a few size 3 left. It had to be less than 20. The cashier told me that a lady had bought 20 packs of diapers at one time the previous day.

Now does that prevent me from using coupons? No. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Today I had a win that I just had to share with you. I shared with my fans on my Facebook page (that's where I post most coupons and freebies so go ahead and LIKE me!) a coupon for $10 off a $10 purchase at Pier 1. Well I went shopping today and this is what I got:

  • 4 classic stemwear martini glasses on sale for $1.99 each TOTAL: $7.96
  • 4 ramekins TOTAL: $6.00
Grand Total before tax: $13.96
After $10 off coupon: $3.96
with tax Final OOP Total: $4.24

How awesome is that! So coupons are totally worth it. You can be like me and just use coupons when there is a really great deal and you see something you need or want. It's less stressful than full time clipping and it still helps you save money. Now do I want to be a better coupon clipper? Sure. But I'm taking it slow and working my way up. I could have just bought 5 martini glasses and found a super cheap filler item and paid about $1 but I got what I needed and still saved a bundle!

So what kind of couponer are you? A Full time clipper, a buy what I need, grocery queen or what? I 'm sure there are other kinds and I would love to know how you do your couponing!


  1. Great trip you had! I missed out on the pier one..out of printer ink! Oh well. I feel ya on the coupon extreme stuff too. I get my coupons looked up and down and back around

  2. I am in no way an extreme couponer/ hoarder! I do only buy stuff with coupons...and then take what I saved and buy fresh organic produce. I also have a stock plie for about 3 month food wise and 6 months health/ beauty wise. And I have been doing this for almost 6 years and being a full time worker, full time student, and a single mom I need to coupon byt do not have the time to over due it and stand there and admire my hoard! All with in reason!!

  3. Great Buy! I love coupons too~Sometimes I get nasty looks from people behind me as they don't have "time" for coupons~Oh Well! LOL


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