Friday, February 9, 2007

Frugal Friday


I have decided to add my 2 cents worth to Frugal Friday hosted by Crystal over at Biblical Womanhood. Today I address the much written about grocery store coupons. My tip is that I cut out coupons for things I usually would never, or never would ever buy, because you never know when it might just come in handy. For instance, I bake cookies from scratch, but I did cut out coupons for the tubes of cookie dough you find in the refrigerator section just in case. The other day, I went to the commissary and there they were. Chocolate chip cookie dough on sale for $0.80 per tube. My coupons were for $0.75 off and so I got 2 tubes of cookie dough for 5 cents each. I put them in the freezer at home and the next time someone asks me to bake cookies at the last minute for some event, I can just pull them out, slice and bake. How easy!
Another time, I saved a $4 coupon for a Schick Intuition razor. I wanted to try them, but I wasn't willing to spend $8+ on one. One day, sure enough, I went in and they were on sale for $4.11. I got it for 11 cents! Then later the same store was trying to get rid of their stock and had them on sale for $1.00. I had several coupons for a dollar off and stocked up!

For more frugal tips check out Biblical Womanhood.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

That is a smart way to use coupns! Way to go!

Lady Why said...

I do that too! You just never know when those things will come in handy!!

Michelle said...

That is really great! Do you have some type of system for storing all the extra coupons?

devildogwife said...

I always regret not clipping those extra coupons when I see sales like that. I think I need to follow your tip!!

Rebecca said...

Michelle, I have a small expandable file that I keep them in. I would like to find something like a baseball card album to keep them better organized. The best thing for me with all the coupons is that I go through them right before I go to the store and I take my file with me. So, I have a good idea of what I have and then if I see a sale I'm good.

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