Wednesday, September 29, 2010

How did you do that?

I’ve been accused of being a “teaser” because of my last post.  Wha wha what?  I can’t believe it!

So, how did I get those deals?  Here’s the breakdown:

Let’s start with the Fryin’ Magic (or in my case Bakin’ Miracle):

fryin magic

This was on sale this week at Meijer for 1/2 off, making it $1.10 = $3.30 for 3.

On Meijer Meal box, there was a coupon for a $1 off 3 boxes of this item, which brought the total down to $2.30.

Also, attached to each box was a Manufacturer’s peelie coupon for $0.75 off each box.

Are you following?

That brings the total for those 3 boxes down to 5 cents!

Nivea Lip Care:

NiveaLipEssential

Right now these are on a price drop at Meijer for $0.99.

I had a $1 off coupon from my October All You Magazine for Nivea Lip Care, which made this item FREE!

There are also several of these $1 off coupons found online and in your weekly newspaper inserts.

Vegetables:

Meijer frozen vegetables are $0.99.

On Meijer Meal Box, you can print a coupon for 50 cents off each bag, making them $0.49 each!

You can print as many of these coupons as you want, so we are totally stocked up on frozen veggies!

 

and finally…

The Butter:

butter

These tubs are on sale this week at Meijer for $1.33 each.

On Meijer Meal Box there is a coupon for $1 off 3 tubs, since I bought 6, this brings my total down to $5.98.

Are you ready, because here comes the best part…

For every 2 you buy, you get back a $2 Catalina, so I got $6 back in Catalinas!

Bringing the total down to FREE + I made 2 cents:)

Oh, and if you don’t know what a Catalina is, it’s the coupons that print from the machine when you check out, they are good for money off your next purchase.

 

I just realized that with my math and calculations, that brings my total to 51 cents, not 46 cents…so I’m not sure where I miscalculated!  Oh well.  Anyway.  How did I know about all these deals?  Did I figure them out myself?  Hell.  No.  There is a local blog I visit that does all the match ups (deals) for the stores in my area each week!  I even went to a coupon class they hosted on Monday night!

I’m sure I’m going to get comments from people saying “Boo, there’s no Meijer where I live!”  Don’t panic!  Go to your local store’s website, and look there for store coupons.  Store coupons can be paired with a manufacturer’s coupon, and that’s how you get the best deals!  Also, look for a blogger in your local area who does the match ups each week.  Couponing is very popular, so there’s bound to be someone!

16 comments:

Amanda M. said...

Sahweet!! Thanks, Tami!

Hillary said...

Amazing!

Can you freeze butter?

Mrs.Vid said...

crazycouponlady.com is another really useful site for coupon-ing!

MommyLovesStilettos said...

I need to learn how to use coupons!!

Sparkling said...

I freeze butter all the time, it seems to be just fine. But there is that tic we've developed....

Amber said...

I just don't see myself buying 6 tubs of margarine. I don't think my fridge could handle it, but props to you! I also am VERY sad to not have Meijer in FL. there are no stores that even come close to comparing to their sales:(

Snuggle Wasteland said...

I'm going to see if there's a local lady. Those are awesome deals!

purseblogger said...

These are awesome! I so need to learn how to do this.

BelleinBows said...

New reader here. When I read last night's post I was in shock. That's awesome, I know that there are deals out there, it just takes some of your time to find them. I've heard about those coupon classes, I need to attend obviously!

Yankee Girl said...

Wow! I have heard about coupons and use them sometimes, but I have never given it that much thought. Now I realize I really should!

I once got 6 bottles of rum and made 3 dollars! I had a coupon and there was a rebate, so when it was all said and done I made 3 bucks. That's what I call a deal!

Magically Ordinary said...

I am so impressed! I, myself, am a coupon delinquent. I did try. I would cut coupons out and plan meals around what was on sale... And then ALWAYS forget to bring the coupons to the store! What can I say - I'm a mess! (:

{Kimber} said...

rock those deals!!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I really need to get on this whole coupon bandwagon, but I suck at math so I can't really wrap my head around it. It makes me have to think too much.

Amy said...

Ok, now you see...this is do able. I usually have NO patience for the coupon crazies. Like the family that's been on the Today show everyday this week.

Their idea of savings: Going to an all-you-can-eat chinese buffet, STUFFING a to-go box full of trans-fatty, MSG-ridden garbage, and eating on it for days on end.

ICK!

I was so fired up about this I wanted to write a letter to Matt Lauer discussing the problem of obesity in the country. UGH!

Anywho...Those are great tips Tami! I've never been a coupon person before, but with the price of things right now, your tips will certainly be useful to me:)

blueviolet said...

I really admire people who do this!!!

Hillary said...

Okay so I tried to find a blogger from Madison and can't seem to find one. How did you find your local coupon stacking blogger? Help!!!