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Friday, July 9, 2010

What's The Big Deal With "Couponing" Anyway?

So this morning included a quick trip to Walmart to pick up a few things we needed.  While I was there, I decided to give you guys a little sampling of why learning about and using coupons can be so fun.  If we use the regular shelf price for the items above, I would have paid over $21 plus tax (the crayons were only $.25 each--so go grab some of those!!!).  Here's the breakdown:
(3) Crystal Light boxes @ $1.97 Each
(2) Kool-Aid Fun Fizz @ $1.97 Each
(2) Oscar Mayer Selects Angus Hot Dogs @ $3.00 Each
(2) Oscar Mayer Selects Turkey Hot Dogs @ $1.97 Each
(6) Crayola 24-pack Crayons @ $.25 Each

I pulled out my trusty coupon binder (we'll talk about that later) and used all coupons that either came in the mail from specific companies or peelies from the product at the store.  And here's what happened:

Yep!  You read that right, $.06!  By taking advantage of just a few of the many offers available to help us save money, I was able to get all that for pretty much free!  Here are the places I got the coupons from (all pretty much for free product and then some) along with links to their sites.  I'll be giving you more details on these offers in coming days.
Crystal Light Vocal Point Testing Program http://www.vocalpoint.com/
Oscar Mayer Coupons from House Party where you can be chosen to host in-home parties to showcase new products at http://www.houseparty.com/
Kool-Aid Fun Fizz Coupons were attached to the packages of hot dogs at the store (one free Fun Fizz for each two hot dogs)
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