We happened to be standing by a display of cookies which were on sale for $2 each, but if you bought 2 packs, you got the third free. OK, good deal. Into my cart they go. Then went on to talk about these other coupons she had - some kind of "peelie" that comes off and you redeem it at checkout. Hm. No peelies on these cookies. . .she was going to look at the other section of the store - since these cookies were on the end cap, maybe someone peeled them all off already.
Off we went on our separate ways.
A few minutes later, we met up in the dry foods section - buy 2 macaroni and cheeses and get a bar-be-que sauce for free. In my cart went some Mac & Cheese and a free Kraft BBQ sauce. I am all for a good deal.
Then she shows me these Glade candle air freshener things - buy so many, get so many free, plus she had a coupon and if you buy 2, you get a $5 Target card. Now, I was starting to get a headache.
Then she whips this out of her cart.
Now, I am all for being organized, but this literally blew my mind. She talked about how easy it is to keep organized and how she plans her shopping around sales and coupons; comes with a list and gets only what's on the list.
Apparently there are whole blogs and websites devoted exclusively to mega-coupon usage where people post links and other little known deals to be had.
Here is the final result of her purchases.
Once she handed over her (25, maybe) coupons and got her 2 $5 Target Gift Cards, her total due was $28. Not bad at all. She is going to put together a little presentation for one of our upcoming Mom's Club Meetings. I'll keep you posted. And, no, I am not going out to get myself a binder