A Huge Deal for Me

i probably should have waited until i had gone to all my store for the day before getting all excited about what i got. i updated below.

so i have tried to get into couponing several times but have always gotten frustrated and my anxiety goes through the roof. so i stop. i mean, i have enough things i don't like to do in my life already. well, several friends at church are very into couponing and it always stings to see how much stuff they got and for how little. so i gave it one more try. josh got me a Sunday paper and i looked at some local forums. so, with all my IPs, TQs, and paper Qs in hand, along with two girls a little sleepy and hungry we went to the store. here is what i got.

2 Glade Fabric and Air Odor Eliminator Tropical Mist
2 Glade Fabric and Air Odor Eliminator Pet Odor Eliminator (it smelled better then the clean linen)
2 Dove Ultimate Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena Scent Deodorant
2 Dove Body Mist Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena Scent
2 Dove Ultimate Cucumber and Green Tea Scent Deodorant
2 Dove Body Mist Cucumber and Green Tea Scent
4 Scrubbing Bubbles Daily Shower Power Sprayers
4 Bottles Garnier Fructis Daily Care Cream Conditioner
2 boxes Scrubbing Bubbles Vanish Drop-ins
2 Travel Size Aloe Fresh Lotion
2 Bottles Garnier Fructis Anti-humidity Hair Spray
4 boxes Eggo Waffles

I am very pleased with myself for my first haul. now for the good stuff. the cost.

Total price before coupons $99.66

Total after coupons............$9.12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Update: i just found 2 $5 rebates for some of my items so my new total is...i made .88 cents!

when i told Isa she said "wow, target has never done anything like that before."
I said "well, you need the right pieces of paper for it to work."
her response was priceless "yeah, then her response was priceless "yeah, then target can be awesome."

here are my goodies after going to walgreens and CVS.

1 box of grape nuts.
1 bottle of Listerine whitening plus restoring mouthwash
1 32oz bottle of honey
1 schick hydro 3 razor
2 jumbo reese's candy bars
2 jumbo kit kat bars

2 bags of reeses minitures
2 bags of special dark miniatures
6 renuzit air fresheners
6 right guard deodorants

isa loved going shopping with me today. she wanted to be in the picture "for scale".

rather then breaking it down by store it sounds cooler if i tell you the total for the day.


here is what i paid minus all coupons and rebates.

$10.94!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i saved 94%. josh wants to know if i can do this every week. i'm not sure. i am pretty tired.


Mary Ann said...

Isa is hilarious!

Oh, and that's exactly the same conditioner that I use for my girls and they love it.

Mindy Jo said...

Doesn't it feel AWESOME!?
What did Josh say?

Megan said...

he doesn't know yet. i am not putting any of it away (except the waffles) until he can see it though. it makes more of an impact that way!

Brittany H. said...

Cool!! I have found that couponing has turned me into a super frugal person, though. It seriously pains me to buy things I need (that I know I have a coupon for at home). Kevin thinks I am a psycho for letting it get to me like it does. I'm ruined! :)

Joshua said...
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Josh said...

Mindy, I said, "Did you get me any chocolate?"

Brittany, Megan is psycho. I find it endearing.

I've read some of these couponing blogs, and there's definitely a weird subculture there. But, it's obviously worth it when your monthly grocery budget is under $150 ;)

kat said...

That's so great Megan. I definitely misunderstood you on the phone today due to the loudness of my car. I thought you said you got 88 cents off. I was like, "wow, that's great. (what a weirdo)."

Laura said...

WAY TO GO! My sisters are big in to it as well, but I just haven't gotten the bug. I am super impressed by your loot!

Chernobyl said...

Holy frickin cow. I am obviously doing something wrong.