Lately I have been watching that show Extreme Couponing on TV. It is amazing (if it's real) how these people walk in to the grocery store and spend $50 to get like $600 worth of stuff. However, usually it's like 400 bottles of Gatorade.
I wanted to start doing a little couponing of my own. Here's how I do it:
- Watch some blogs for big deals like money saving mom, building shangrila, and krazy coupon lady
- When I see a deal on something I like, I go to ebay and buy the coupons. For instance, These Nivea body washes were on sale at Target for $2.99. There was a $3 off Nivea body wash in the Sunday paper (which I don't get...and I wanted more than 1). So I found that particular newspaper ad on ebay, and someone was selling 20 copies of it for $10. I paid $10 and got all 20 Nivea coupons in the mail within 5 days.
- I went to Target, the body washes rang up to $64. They scanned all my coupons and my total was...zero. Zero dollars. Which means the body washes ended up costing me $10 total!
Same exact process for the toothpaste, only I paid only $2.00 for the coupons this time.
I just did a diaper run at Target and ended up getting jumbo packs of Huggies for $3.50 a pack (regularly $8.99). The cashier looks at me weird when I unload 20 boxes of toothpaste, but we are seriously prepared for some teeth brushing in this family.