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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Frugal MaGoo

That's my code name.

My friend Jessica Locke introduced me to the world of couponing on a whole new level. She invited me over for a one on one tutorial of how to work the neighborhood Walgreens for the best deals. There is some planning involved, but these crazy ladies make it a lot easier. Check out these websites for some smokin' deals:

Totally Target
Wild for Wags
Discount Queens
Frugal Coupon Living

These are my favorite. There are some repeat deals, but worth looking into. Now that The Man is nearing the receipt of his final paycheck, I am trying to do whatever I can to lessen our bills. Turns out, we paid as little as possible for several perks in our house. Since we are in contracts with several of them, I am trying to find other ways to cut corners. I am working on paying little or no money for toiletries, cleaning supplies, and medicine. I have done two shopping trips to Walgreens, and here is the damage I have done:

  • 2-packs Jello (what!? Can we have NO luxuries?!)
  • 1-9pack roll of toilet paper-Quilted Northern, the good stuff
  • 2- jars Jiff peanut butter
  • 1-pack floss
  • 2- Tilex bathroom cleaners
  • 1- 27 pack of Goody Ouchless Black rubberbands
  • 1-6oz tube of Colgate Total toothpaste
  • 2- 3-in-1 Purex laundry detergent-softener-dryer sheet (40 loads worth)
  • 1- 60 count pack of bobby pins
  • 1-18pk feminine hygiene products
  • 1-pack "special lotion" (WHAT!? CAN we have NO luxuries?!)
  • 1- Dove deodorant
  • 1-package of old school emery boards
  • 4- boxes of Kleenex
TOTAL= $43.88

Savings= $38.23

The only things on here that are purchases I would not normally have done were the Jello, which after two coupons, cost me $1 altogether and the Purex laundry detergent, which I got totally free. This is where my friend Amanda Volpa would say, "Bazinga."

1 comment:

noel said...

So super crazy WICKED cool!