Isn’t that the cutest coupon EVER! In my *almost* 4 years of couponing I have never seen a coupon like this. I’ve seen produce coupons and money off fruit…but a coupon for ONE FREE LEMON..it is a first for me! Shaw’s grocery store, a chain of the Super-Valu stores had this coupon offer for its email subscribers this week. Every week they send out exclusive store only offers, another good reason to be on the email list of your favorite grocery stores!
My New Year’s resolution this year was to use more coupons and track my savings. To help keep me motivated and hopefully help you, I am keeping a running total of all coupons I used on my right sidebar. I don’t have any strict guidelines for what I’m tracking, but there are some boundaries I’m trying to keep within!
So what am I tracking?
All food, including eating out. If I used a coupon, it will be counted.
All toilteries. That includes diapers, lotions and potions!
All drugstore cash back and Catalina coupons.
I know some people don’t account for the cash back from drugstores like CVS extra care bucks or Rite Aid +UPs, but for this I am counting it. The way I look at it, if it’s not coming out of my pocket, it’s a coupon. Also, if I can’t use it ‘like cash’ everywhere but the store it came from, it’s a coupon.
I’m sure more questions and scenarios will come up, as they often do, but for now, that’s what the total includes. I will post updates of what coupons I’m using. It might be monthly, weekly or more, depending on how large the total increases that week!
CVS (1) $10 ECB
(1) $5 off $50 Catalina
(1) $.25 off Shaw’s sour cream
(1) FREE Lemon ($.69)
(1) $2 Loreal Preference in-ad
(1) $1 Loreal Preference Video Value
(4) $3 Coffee-Mate coupons (coffee-mate brew crew)
(1) $1 Nescafe
(1) $2 Charmin (Facebook promotion)
(2) $.99 Coke Zero (Facebook promotion)
(1) $3 Nabisco Crackers
(2) FREE Zevia ($5.69 MomsMeet)
(1) $1 Nutella (Facebook promotion)
(2) $1 Kikkomen (smartsource.com)
(1) $.50 Kraft Shredded Cheese (coupons.com, doubled)
(1) $.55 Odwalla (doubled)
(2) $3 Loreal
TOTAL SAVED FROM COUPONS: $61.40
…getting a FREE lemon..priceless