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I had an Extreme Couponing “Moment”

Posted: May 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stream of Consciousness | Tags: Blogging, City Living, Cleaning, Day to Day, Extreme Couponing, Feelings, Firsts, FTW, Mom stuff, money, Saving Money | 6 Comments »

Spurred on by a photo of a friends latest Target trip where she purchased among other things, a box of Tide and some various other H&B products with her total coming out to be less than the box of Tide, I made a list.

I was going to try my hand at this Extreme Couponing thing.

I was pretty excited as I hunted through my coupons.  You could say I was extremely excited.

So I put the boys on the bus, strapped Judah in the car, grabbed my list and headed towards my Target.  Sadly, this might be my last visit to this Target.  You know, because we are moving to the other side of the city and all.  (cue sad music)

But this trip!  This trip was amazing.  (I took pictures but our camera cord is at the new house so this will have to do for now.)

The Breakdown:
MC- Manufacturers coupon TC- Target coupon

21oz Tide Stain Release Spray sale $4.49 ($3 MC + $1 TC) total $.49

114oz Tide Powder with Bleach sale $10.99 ($3 MC $.75 TC) total $7.24

J&J First Aid to Go x2 reg $.97 ($1 off 2 MC) total $.94

Olay Silk Whimsy Body Lotion w/ free trial size lotion clearance $4.18
Olay single bar soap reg. $.97
Secret trial size deodorant reg $.97
($4 off MC if you buy lotion+deodorant+soap) total $2.12

22oz Murphy’s Oil Soap Spray price cut $2.49 ($.50 MC + $1 TC) total $.99

1Qt Similac RTF reg $5.49 ($5 MC) total $.49

And my treat for my trip was a large Cherry Limeade from Sonic reg $1.99 ($1.99 voucher from Star Tribune STeals) total FREE!

Total: $33.51  Paid: $12.27  Savings:  $21.24 (63%)

Not bad.

I would be amiss if I didn’t point you towards my current giveaway of $50 to Tea Collection which ends 5-27 and also my Coupons+Deals page.  You can find lots of things on this page- coupon generators, coupon toolbars, freebies…

Disclosure: These were the prices at the Fridley MN Super Target on 5-17-11, some of the Sale prices may have been TPC’s (I didn’t write them all down as I was shopping).


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6 Comments on “I had an Extreme Couponing “Moment””

  1. 1 Bonnie said at 1:40 pm on May 17th, 2011:

    Wait just a minute. You can use multiple coupons for one item? Since when?

  2. 2 erinclot said at 1:45 pm on May 17th, 2011:

    You can "stack" a manufacturers coupon with a store coupon. I think most major stores follow this rule, you can always check a stores coupon policy if you are unsure. You learn something new every day!

  3. 3 StephanieinSuburbia said at 9:57 pm on May 17th, 2011:

    Woo hoo! I find my best coupons are when I go to Rainbow and double the coupons. On Saturdays now they double up to 10 instead fo their usual 5.

  4. 4 erinclot said at 9:59 pm on May 17th, 2011:

    Oooh! 10 on Saturdays…I'll have to pass that tip along!

  5. 5 Jen - Life With Levi said at 9:54 pm on May 18th, 2011:

    Nice! That’s almost 60% off!

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