I've told you how couponing has become my new favorite hobby. I can't tell you how addictive it has become to me. I spend lots of lunch hours at the store seeking good buys. Today I think I got the best deal yet.
This picture shows you everything I got. If I would have paid regular prices for it, it would have come to a total of $108.29.
Are you ready for this? I paid a whopping total of $6.27.
Yep, that's right. $6.27. Let me tell you how it was done.
The first transaction was for two boxes of wheat thins. They were on sale for 2 boxes for $4.00. That is the first secret to successful couponing - finding items that are on sale. Next, I had two coupons that were for $1 off each box. This particular store, Albertson's was using double coupons this week - coupons that will double my $1 coupon and make it $2.
So I got two boxes of wheat thins for $1.18. Pretty good deal eh?
You can only use three double coupons in a single transaction, so I went on to transaction #2.
This was a deal a just stumbled on, meaning I didn't go to the store in mind to buy these. My number one rule of couponing is to never buy anything I don't normally buy or use.
I broke my rule. I would NEVER normally buy these motion sensitive air fresheners. They are nice but way too expensive. I just wouldn't spend that kind of money. But today...... well today.....it was a deal I couldn't pass up. You see these air fresheners normally sell for $12.99. But Albertson's had them on clearance for $6.49.
That's a pretty good deal but not good enough. I rummaged through my coupons and struck gold! I had $6 off coupons that I had cut out of the paper. In fact, they were almost expired. So I ended up getting them for 49 cents. So I bought three. While I was rummaging for my air freshener coupons I noticed I had three coupons for Glade soy candles for free!
So I got three motion sensor air freshners and three candles for a grand total of $3.27.
But this third transaction made me feel like I am truly a member of the Coupon Queen Court.
For this transaction I purchased three packs of Juicy Juice that is normally priced at $2.99 a pack. It was on sale today for two packs for $4.00. I had coupons that were a dollar off a pack. I paired my coupons with doublers and it came to a total of 18 cents!
But wait! Hold everything! Just when I was patting myself on the back for getting such a good deal the catalina machine spit out a $1 off my next order coupon. So basically Albertson's PAID ME 78 cents to take this Juicy Juice home. I can think of two little grandbabies who are going to think their Mia is pretty special for getting them their own juice.
After I got out to the car I found three more $6 off coupons in my folder for the motion sensor air fresheners. So you can bet I went right back in and bought the last three on the shelf!
If I wasn't already addicted, today would have gotten me hook, line and sinker.
And now I'm off to watch the Boise State game. Good times!