Monday, August 23, 2010
I know I have told you all that I love coupons and I hate them. Well, I was reading this blog that I really like (Moderate Means) and she mentioned something about buying coupons from a coupon clipping service. This is something I thought I would never do, but I experimented with it and bought some coupons from there last week. The website is Kuntry Klippers.
I decided that I would make a list of the brand name items we used and only buy coupons that fit that list. Here is how it works, most of the coupons sell for $1.00 BUT that is for 20 coupons of the same item. I bought Dawn liquid detergent ($.25 off), Ball canning jars ($1.00) and some toilet paper ones that I can't remember the name brand of.
Well, I only ever use blue Dawn because it has no phosphates and it has many uses (see here). I also use it as my hand washing liquid. I love things that do double duty. Anyway, it was $0.97 a bottle at CVS last week, plus I had $5/$15 plus I had 20 $.25 off coupons so I bought 20 bottles and paid $10 which is $0.50 per bottle so I thought that was pretty good.
I also purchased 20 Ziplock coupons because as you know I do lots of freezer cooking. This week they are having a great sale at Meijer and I am going to stock up on them this week.
I just wanted to share this idea with you in case you have ever thought about doing it. I also bought several canning jars as well because Menards had a great sale on them last week so I have already saved more money than I spent on the coupons.
I bought more this week to take advantage of some men's shaving cream deals going on. Has anyone else tried this?