How Coupons Can Send You to Hawaii!

Last weekend I saved $21 using coupons at Fred Meyer.  I bought only things that fit my couponing rules.  I even scored $4 toothpaste for $1, Soft Soap for $0.65 and five-pound bags of potatoes for $0.78!  I also bought Tillamook cheese (the one in the black packaging) at Albertson’s for $4.99 (regularly 12.49)!  I had so many coupons the cashier had to call for an override because the register beeped and displayed, “too many coupons”.  I felt like a rock star. 🙂

You know what else feels awesome?  The sun and the sand of Hawaii!  What the heck do coupons and Hawaii have in common?

I’m so glad you asked!  If you do a short google search you’ll quickly find that many couponers have taken the amount they saved on each grocery trip and put it aside in savings for a year.  The awesome part is that it adds up.  Think thousands of dollars.  Basically, I would be saying I “paid full price” for our groceries and setting the total value of our coupons for the year aside for vacation.

And that’s how you turn this:

Into this:

Coupon tips for the week:

I noticed the Dollar Store carries the Sunday paper.  So, if you notice great coupons in your “junk mail” it might make sense to pick up some more in the Dollar store Sunday paper. 🙂

If you shop Albertson’s or QFC then this is a good week to buy the Soft Soap shower gel (big bottles) for $1.88 each with manufacturer coupon and store deal.  Also, if you clipped the Colgate coupons for $1 off one Colgate toothpaste then you are in for free toothpaste because both stores are running a 10 for 10 deal. $1 off a $1 tube of toothpaste sure sounds good, huh?

Dear Jesus, thank you for a full refrigerator.  Full of healthy and good food at a really great price.  It feels so good to save money.  Amen.

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3 thoughts on “How Coupons Can Send You to Hawaii!

  1. Using coupons efficiently and effectively is a skill…that’s for sure. I know you know that the trick is not to buy things you don’t need just to save money. 🙂
    XOXO to H&G from Grammie

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