We're gonna do a first for Finance Friday this week. Today's post will be a semi-guest post if you can imagine that, LOL!! I say "semi" because all the credit for this post belongs to my Best Friend Niesha.
I asked Niesha to share her favorite coupon haul (so far) with my readers because you know we are all about being smart with money around these parts. So here we go. Niesha breaks it down for us on what she scored on her best haul to date.
Here's one of my favorite hauls. 21 items for only $11.67!!! Breakdown:
1. (1) Madison Pine Tree marked down from $39.00 to $9.75 (no coupon used).
2. (6) Gillette Gift Sets (includes razor, shaving cream and cartridge). Marked down from $9.88 to $2.47. Used six $3.00/1 coupons making it a $0.53 money maker in each.
3. (4) Packages of Christmas Napkins marked down from $0.97 to $0.24 (no coupon used).
4. (6) Twin Packages of Febreeze Noticables marked down from $9.47 to $2.36. Used six $2.00/1 coupons bringing them to $0.36 each.
5. (2) Packages of Rayovac Batteries regularly priced $0.97 used two $1.00/1 coupons making it a $0.03 money maker on both. *my daughter put them in her favorite flashlights* cashier forgot to scan the coupons so they're not on the receipt, was given my $2.00 when after checkout.
6. (2) Bags of Milk Duds marked down to $0.50.
My O.O.P. (out of pocket) for regular retail would've been $161.92. Holiday mark downs total $41.93 but my total after coupons was $13.67 minus the $2.00 the cashier owed for the missed coupons so $11.67!!!! That's 21 items for roughly $0.55 for each item not bad...not bad at all!
I'm continuously amazed at all the deals Niesha manages to get. She is fairly new to the game but she's well on her way to quickly becoming a "Master Couponer" with her little organized binder and all. I tease her all the time but what she's doing pays off. Not only is she saving money for her family, but she also donates items she coupons to the homeless and the less fortunate. Talk about paying it forward!
As you can see there is kind of a skill set required for the art of couponing. If you'd like to know more about couponing check out Niesha's recommended sites below:
Also, Social Media is your friend when it comes to couponing. There are groups you can join on Facebook, Couponers to Follow on Instagram, and Hashtags you can search on Twitter and Instagram for helpful tips from some of the top couponers out there and don't forget about Google and Youtube.
Well Dolls, I hope this information helps. As usual, you know I want to hear from you. Are any of my lovely readers couponers? I know I have some fabulous thrifting fashionistas out there, but what about couponers? Let me know!