Thursday, May 7, 2009

how i did it... I've been getting TONS of requests to share my coupon deals (which is WHY i posted them in the first place:). I WANT yall to save money and get great deals too!! I can't wait to hear all the great deals you get...and hope you'll share them with others too.
First of all, you have to get the Sunday newspaper. I never did until I started this coupon stuff a little while ago, but believe me it's paid itself off plus more! I've been getting my best deals at Target. (I'm doing this a little at a time...I know you can get great deals at CVS but for now that overwhelms me so I'm starting small).
This week at Target they have a deal: buy 4 Fiber One products (bars, yogurt, muffins, etc) get a $5 gift card. Last week it was buy 5 boxes of Special K get a $5 gift card. I had coupons for each box I bought, got the gift card and just kept 'rolling over' the deals. Basically I'd use the gift cards to pay for anything else I bought (hence, only 2.54 out of pocket). For some reason I feel like I'm not doing a great job of explaining it here, so please feel free to call me!! Melissa...L can give you my number if you want:).
I want to caution you to start out SLOW. This has been about a month and a half for me (i think) and I'm taking it slow because I don't want to get overwhelmed and then quit. Start out with a few coupons, see how you feel and then do more. This week I used WAY more than I normally do which was crazy but got me great deals. I no longer buy things unless I have a coupon (except for milk:) or there is a great sale.
Anyway, I get all my great Target coupons here but there are other sites you can get them from too. You can print as many Target ones as you want!! Target lets you use a Target coupon AND a manufacturer's coupon on the same item. Ex. Teddy Grahams were on sale for $2 this week so I used a $1/1 Target coupon and a $1/1 Man. coupon to get them free. I got all the other free things with the Target coupons too. Most of my coupons are ones that I've printed from the Internet like this. You can only print 2 manufacturer's coupons (but we have 3 computers that I've JUST discovered this week can print them too...DUH!!!) You are NOT supposed to make copies of coupons. (Hopefully that goes without saying).
I don't go looking for time for that. Instead I somehow (thank you, Lord) stumbled upon this blog, which does all the hard work for me.'s out...THAT'S my big secret:). I do no work...just copy the great deals from this sweet lady. Once you add her to your Google Reader (if you don't know what that is, PLEASE ask b/c you are missing out:) ahem, B:) you'll get all the great deals daily. I can't wait to see and hear about all your great deals and savings!!


Nan said...

Going to Target today...can't wait!

Nan said...

I did good today! I got the fiber one bars, that I enjoy but haven't had in a long my $5 gift card. Used it on my next purchase and had I not had to get two mother's day cards, I would have owed like 4 cents!!!

Laura said...

Thank you for putting this in writing! I wish there was a Target closer than 30 minutes away (WHY oh WHY do I never live near a Target?) but it would be worth it to make the drive anyway sounds like:)