People are starting to look at me like I’m crazy, an honestly, I don’t care. If you’ve learned anything about me from reading my blog, it’s that I’m a sucker for a good deal. And if I find a really, really good deal, I’m going to tell people about it.
You might be wondering why I’m sharing with you three bars of soap. You see, I’ve been able to combine fitness with couponing. Hooray! I stumbled upon FitStudio.com which has let me hook up my FitBit to count my steps and turn it into cash I can use at Sears, Kmart and a few online shops as well. Turns out you can even link your MyFitnessPal account, Run Keeper, and a Jawbone if you have it. That’s it. It calculates everything for you. For every 14 miles, I end up earning about $5, which is pretty easy. The downfall is the points expire and the key is only purchasing items that you have enough points for and doing in-store FREE pickup. So yeah, you won’t be getting a free treadmill, but you might be able to get free weights or shampoo!
I honestly thought it was a hoax, until I tested it out. And me, being as practical as I am, and could have bought anything I wanted, decided to spend $6 of the $9 I had earned on soap. Yes, I’m that kind of person who buys essentials when she has free money to spend. I could have put it toward electronics, makeup, clothes, even shoes. Well, I got soap. And all I had to do was pick it up from Kmart! Try it and let me know what you think!
Why am I buying pacifiers when I don’t have a kid? Because they paid me to buy it! Yup, you heard that right. I made a dollar today by buying a pacifier, all because it was Easter themed. I have enough friends with kids, so it’s not like it’s going to go to waste. Not to mention that it saved me on soap for washing dishes. I ended up saving almost $8 today by using coupons. If I could spend all day doing this I’d have one of those stocked up houses that I paid only $20 for everything.
But seriously, if you have a baby shower to go to or don’t care that your kid’s pacifiers are pastel or have bunnies on them, then you have to do this. It’s like having an extra $1 coupon for anything you want in the store!
These weren’t even marked, so do a double take through the regular pacifier section. I don’t even think the employees knew they were supposed to be marked down. They were just sitting there and if I had more coupons from NUK, I totally would have bought them all! There had to be at least eight packages just sitting there.
Buy the 2-pack NUK pacifiers, Easter themed for $.49
Print and use the $1.50 off 1 NUK product
Final price: $1 money maker, which I used toward two on sale Palmolive soaps (They were reduced to replace another soap that was out-of-stock.)
With a $1 off coupon from Sunday’s paper for the Palmolive, the total came to $1.97!! Less than a dollar for each bottle of soap. Winner winner!
I’ve always been jealous of the Krazy Coupon Lady and all those people on TLC’s Extreme Couponing who walk out of the store paying only $3.50 for $400 worth of groceries. I don’t have the patience to go through all the weekly flyers, compare them with the Sunday paper coupons, and then cross reference them with online additional coupons and deals. I wish I did. And here’s why.
I’ve put myself on a budget. I am not allowing myself to go to the store unless I have a list in hand. And it’s killing me. I like walking the aisles, seeing what I like and possibly purchasing a few items I didn’t intend to, because I wanted something. And now I can’t do that.
So I went on to the Krazy Coupon Lady’s website today. I was curious. Could I get something for free, or at least almost free? And there it was, Almay coupons ($5 off 2 Almay products), an in-store deal (buy one, get one 50% off), and an in-store coupon ($2 off inside the monthly Wal-greens coupon book). Off to Wal-greens I went, bee-lining it to the makeup section.
In hand: two Almay makeup removing pads (one priced at $6.49, another at $5.99). Yes, I meant to grab two at $5.99, but I’m not crying over spilled milk. Anyway, with buy one get one free, all those coupons, and then a $3 balance reward saving, I watched the $12.48 bill go down to 48 cents. Yup! 48 cents! SO excited. I think I might like this couponing thing.