by Erin at SlimSavers.com
I really love coupons. Like, really. At times, I steal stuff with coupons (not really).
Free toothpaste and toothbrushes? Don’t mind if I do!!
A lot of people say there are no coupons for healthy stuff. While the majority of coupons are for packaged junk, you can find some gems within those brightly colored pages. I did this week.
I don’t usually shop at my local popular grocery store, Giant Eagle, except when I have some nice coupon match-ups to take advantage of. This week, I’ll be getting two boxes of Cascadian Farms (organic) cereal, nine boxes of Green Giant veggies, and two tubes of Chapstick for a total of $12.90 plus points on gas savings. This purchase would have been $20.50 if I’d ONLY gone with the sale price and no coupons. Total if these weren’t on sale? Shut your mouth! I don’t even care!
Yesterday, I saved over $20 with my Wellness+ card (sale prices) and coupons on makeup and hair care products.
Every Thursday, Slim Savers posts a list of the coupons that could end up in your hot little hand for additional savings. You can use that as a jump start for you grocery list. I save all the coupons throughout the week, clip them on Saturdays while making my grocery list, then check out the sale ads. I remember what I cut out and consult the nice coupon database over at MoneySavingMom.com and easily match things up. Then, I make sure things really are a deal using the price sheets for the store I usually shop at that I’ve made over time. I don’t buy 10 newspapers a week, spend hours searching for deals, or buy stuff I don’t need. If I need it that week (like cat litter or beans) or use it regularly (like sour cream and toothpaste), I put it on the list and buy as much as I can with the savings. Time (30 minutes at most) well spent.
I’m no extreme couponer, but I’m definitely grabbing the best deals on the healthy items we do need on a regular basis.
Do you use coupons and match them to sales weekly?
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Erin and Joline, both health and wellness junkies, spent many years pinning down the truths about eating healthy and inexpensively. Both feel the it’s-too-expensive-to-eat-healthy excuse is untrue and infuriating.