Well, I’ve started this post many different ways because I don’t know how to really explain myself. I feel like if all I’ve typed previously I’m just rambling on and on , so I’m not sugarcoating anything anymore. I’m just coming straight out and telling you…
I AM A COUPON CLIPPER
There, I said it. I admit it okay? I am a coupon clipper… Yes, I know you hate to be behind me at the checkout. But who cares?!?!? I don’t. I’m saving my family $$$$. Actually, I’m lying. I AM a coupon clipper, but then I always forget to actually use them and they just expire lol.
But beware people. From now on, I’m going to actually start using the coupons I clip and I’m going to get me a folder to organize them like the one Jen has and then I’m really going to be the lady you hate to be behind of. hahahhahahaha!!!!
Thanks to my coupon clipping (and using) and to Jen’s wonderful tips, I just recently got a free deodorant!!!!! WooHoooooo! Sounds the horns ... a free deodorant!!! What?!?!? That's not making you jump up and down with excitement?!?!? WT? Well, I must be one crazy chic 'cause I love me some free stuff, even if it's just a deodorant. (but come on people, I just saved 5 bucks) Believe me, my loot was gonna be better, but stupid CVS ran out of some of the stuff that I was going to get for free, them dummies.
Now for the fun stuff. I'm sharing my secret! Ok, you all are just gonna *luv* me!!! ( and I *luv* to be *luved* so it's perfectly fine with me for you to do so) I have found this amazing blog that I am about to share with you guys. It's called Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and it's written by this wonderful chic named Jen. She has a family of 7 so she really knows how to maker her money stretch and she's sharing her secrets with us. And no, I am not getting absolutely anything for referring you all over there or anything like that. I just recently found her, and I followed her tips and that's how I got the free deodorant!!! (stop rolling your eyes, I know it's juts a deodorant. But it was also going to be a free nivea body wash the big size, and 2 nivea creams (regular size) all for free, but like I said, they had run out, so for next week's sales I'm going the day the sale starts to make sure I can get them all!!!) I already added her to my blogroll, and if you like saving money or better yet, getting things for free (yes, you heard me right, f-r-e-e! like my deodorant), then you should definitely check her out too! I suggest you start here, it's her post about CVS Pharmacy. And I wouldn't be sharing this with you all if I hadn't already proved for myself the authenticity.
I cannot explain the process since it's somewhat complex. It does involve clipping coupons and signing up for the CVS card (which costs absolutely nothing). She has a video up on her blog which explains absolutely everything. So go over to her blog now, and see what she has to say....
Come on, go on now...
When you come back, I'll show you what I got.
Pretty amazing stuff, huh?!?!
Weren't you surprised with her $60.00 bill that came down to $14.00?
Well, here's my experience. (Not as much savings as her, but I'ma learning people. Baby steps, remember?)
They have the adidas deodorant for $4.99
I had a $1.00 coupon, so I paid $3.99 for it.
They had a special where they give you $4.oo back using your ExtraCare card,
so this dedorant was free for me!!!
In a nutshell, I paid 4 bucks (thanks to a coupon), they gave me 4 bucks back = FREE!
So it's a combo of ExtraCare card sales plus coupons, you can get things for free or very, very cheap ($1.00 if you didn't have a coupon!)
They also had a Nivea Men's Body Wash that was $4.99 and then you get $4.99 extra bucks back, so in essence you get it for free, but they were all out of that one. Jen, who's been doing this for a while, says that every week they have something for free! Every week!
Plus some really cheap things. Like right now, crest tooth paste is $2.99 and you get $2.00 extra bucks back, so it's like getting it for 99cents, plus, if you have a coupon, then even less!!! Even if you don't use that brand, if it's free, just get it. You could either use it if you run out of the one you use, or donate your winnings to a women's shelter or a homeless shelter, after all, you can get them for free!!! And what price is better than free?!?!?!
Well, I hope somebody can use this information that I passed along. Believe me, it's been a God-send to me! Plus, she has really good tips on the right way to use coupons. Even if you hate coupons, if they save you bunches of $$$$$$$, you'll grow to love them.
But, if you're just too rich and have no time to cut coupons and they're just a part of your Sunday paper that you just do not need, then please, please send them to me. I will take all your coupons! I don't mind saving $$$$$, especially when the end result for me is free!!!
Oh, and their sales start Sundays, so I can't wait to see tomorrow's paper and check what's on sale and what item they're giving away for free this week! I'll keep you all updated!