I love getting things for free. It is best way I have found to provide for my family and build up a reserve. The cost of everything is going up. I try very hard to reduce the costs to my family for the things we need. I describe myself as ultra-frugal. I am a smart coupon shopper and take advantage of deals when they present themselves.
Yesterday morning's shopping trip at Rite Aid is an example of how I use coupons to get the things I need for free. Okay, almost free. It cost me 12 cents plus tax.
Gillette Body Wash was on sale for 2.99 with 2.00 ups rewards. I bought 2 of these and used 2 buy one get one free coupons. You can attach one manufacturers coupon to each item you purchase.
Right Guard Deodorant was on sale for 40% off. I purchased 4 of these and used 4 buy one Right Guard product and get one Right Guard Body Wash for free coupons. The deodorants were bonus packs with a free body wash attached.
Complete eye solution was on sale for 7.99 with a 7.99 single check rebate. I purchased one of these using a 1.00 off coupon.
Total products purchased
6 full size body washes
4 small size body washes
1 eye solution
Regular Price: 59.29 + 4.15 tax = 63.44
But whoever pays regular price?
45.05 sale price
- 24.94 coupons
- 12.00 up rewards used
= 8.11 subtotal before tax
+ 3.15 tax
= 11.26 out of pocket
- 7.99 single check rebate
This 3.27 includes 3.15 in tax, leaving the cost for all products just .12.
Tax is part of product costs. I have to pay this so it is included in my calculations.
I hope you where able to have a great shopping trip also.