Well, I haven’t posted about my thriftiness in awhile, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been saving money. (It typically means I have forgotten to take pictures of my thrifty buys…) Over the past few weeks I have been grabbing Christmas presents almost every time I’ve gone shopping. Perusing Clearance aisles, or just looking for those red or orange Clearance tags has been a huge saver for me. I can’t list specifics here because my oldest likes to read my blog, but I can say on one item I bought for each of my kids I paid $10 each for an item that would have cost $23 each. I also took advantage of the special at Walmart a few weeks ago on the Xbox 360 Arcade Console. Greg has been asking for an Xbox 360 on every gift giving occasion for about 3 years now…Walmart finally had a deal I couldn’t pass up. They had the Xbox 360 Arcade Console + $100 Walmart Gift Card for $199, so essentially we paid $99 for the gaming system. He, of course, couldn’t wait until Christmas, and since I sent him to stand in line for his own present, he deserved to get it early.
I’ve also been ordering several photo gifts online using specials I’ve found and in most cases I’ve only had to pay shipping charges. Check Snapfish, Shutterfly, Kodak Gallery, W Photo & Vistaprint for great deals.
For my weekly Walgreen’s run, I got the following items for $15.46 after coupons and I received $9 in RR, and a RR type coupon for a free Clinical Strength Deodorant. (I did purchase some Christmas presents also, but can’t give specifics…)
Ricola $1 – .50 coupon = .50 + $1 RR = + .50 moneymaker.
Bic Soliel Razor Cartridges $5.99 – $2 coupon = 3.99 + $3 RR = .99
Always Infinity $5.29 – FREE coupon = FREE
Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant $7.99 – $2 coupon = 5.99 + RR coupon for FREE SCS Deodorant = 2/5.99 (I’ll get the free one next visit)
Scotch Magic Tape $1.99 – .50 coupon = $1.49
Gillette Deodorant $4.49 – $1 coupon = $3.49
Gillette Body Wash $4.99 – Buy Gillette Deodorant get FREE Body Wash = FREE
(I also received a $5 RR for spending over $20 on toys.)
Not a huge trip, but coupled with the savings on the Christmas presents, I would say it was a success. Feel free to link to your thrifty posts using the linky below, or post your thrifty tips in the comments section!