Monday, October 12, 2009

Back in the Game

Remember this post when I offically went on a couponing hiatus? And that one of only two ways that I would start using coupons again is if we moved out of the state of Utah (where couponing is super trendy) and to a place where couponing was still underutilized?

Well guess what.

I'm back in the game.

And yes, I'm a geek.

Now, I don't generally take what I've bought and then set them up on the kitchen table to take photos (because we all know that there is an overload of folks that already do that on their blogs- in fact I'm sure there is someone else somehwere posting this exact photo on their blog) but this is just to illustrate why couponing is a fun game to me (and I won't bore you with the tedious details on how I saved it all or post a photo like this again- promise!)

All this:

(My favorites are the Gillette battery powered razor, lip balm, heating pads, and cough drops)

Normal Cost: $71

Now, not only did I get all of the above pictured for free, but after coupons and rebates I got back $27!

I know what your thinking- "That's nice, but come on- nasal spray and Poligrip? Why would you even waste your time- who cares if its free if your not going to use it?"

And the reason is- is because they are free on rebates, I can also use my $3.00 off coupons and make money by simply buying it. And then somewhere down the line I'll eventually figure out what I could use Poligrip for.

Plus, it was the most pleasant shopping/ couponing experience I've had- a friend and I rolled into Rite Aid almost an hour after it opened, where we were the only ones in the store- and the shelves were still stocked full of all these products. In my past experience (and why I went on a couponing hiatus back in Utah), was that unless you could go Monday morning and were waiting at the store when it opens, the shelves will be wiped out within a matter of minutes.

No joke.

But like I said before, I'm a geek. And this kind of stuff excites me :)

Oh, and P.S. - if you want to know how exactly I got the stuff above with rebates and coupons, just let me know.


The Harpers said...

ok, you seriously need to teach me all your crazy couponing tricks. Please!

Linsey said...

I'm glad to see that you're back, and enjoying it more than ever!

Val said...

Hey! I totally want to know exactly how you got the stuff above (rebates, coupons, etc.)
Dustinn actually gets bloody noses a lot and therefore is a nasal spray addict. Just the other day we were talking about how awesome it would be if we could find a great deal and stock up on nasal spray. :)

Nancy H said...

Wow! Pretty impressive!!!!

The Caldwell's said...

Sweet deal! You're not a geek, you're just smarter than most of us.

Lynnette and Chris said...

I got all the free after rebate stuff from Rite Aid, but only made $2 off of Simply Saline coupons. How did you get $27 extra?! That's awesome.

B and K said...

Lynette- I had a $5 off $25 Rite Aid purchase I printed from online, and then plus another $10 back from the Fall Gift of Savings Rite Aid has going on this month. Oh- and I included the Gilette razor in that photo which was actually a Walgreens purchase that I got $6 back from.

I miss talking couponing with you :)

The Strong Family said...

couponing is crazy! i can't handle it. but congrats to you I am impressed!

Alyssa said...

I want to know!