I’m slowly breaking up with the Sunday Inserts.
No, I’m not giving up coupons! Coupons are the light at the end of the checkout lane. The thing is I’m not using very many of them anymore. Between online and in-store coupons, I find myself letting Sunday inserts expire and go to waste.
So I miss a deal here or there, maybe the ‘money makers’ aren’t stellar, but the big picture remains. I’m still way ahead of the game and still saving a lot of money on items I need anyways.
CAN I SAVE MONEY WITHOUT THE INSERTS?
This is the biggest question I get asked. A lot. Is there a way to save money without buying the Sunday newspaper? It seems so old fashion. I agree. There are many places to get coupons that don’t require buying one newspaper.
I went to CVS last night to pick up Pull-Ups and only used the coupons I got from the red coupon machine…that day! Yep, all the coupons I used were ones that printed last night right before checkout.
These are the coupons I used to get everything above for $8.
2 Softsoap $3.99/each
Help! Brand Band-Aids $3.99
- Pull-Ups on sale for $9.49
-Softsoap on sale $3.50/each
-$4 off $20 CVS Coupon (more tips for using this below)
-$4 off Any Softsoap
-$2 off Any Help! Brand Items
=$10.48, get back $2 ECB for buying 2 Softsoap promotion
net=$8.48 total (less then the cost of the diapers on sale)
HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE $4 off $20
The other most popular coupon question. How to use that $4 off $20 when you are short?! In my above scenario I only went to pick up Pull-Ups, I didn’t need handsoap or bandaids, but they were ‘fillers’ to make the deal better.
I was $10.51 short of using the $4 off $20. So,what to buy?
Grab your ad!
- Look for items that will be FREE after coupon or after ECB to bring up your total.
For less then a pack of diapers on sale I also got hand soap and band-aids. Good times.
All savings is good savings! Use what you have!