Ok, I’m on the coupon bandwagon. I was sort of on it before, but now I’m really giving it a go, what with the job loss and all. I bought my papers, clipped them all, checked all the sales and ecoupons and made my plan. I was set to really do some damage. Then on one last blog read someone posted that Dillon’s had changed its coupon policy. No! That was part of the rules of the road – know your stores policies – and now it’s different.
Before, you could stack an ecoupon loaded on your card with a paper coupon, making for double deals. Now, no stacking. Not only can you not stack, but no matter what the savings, the ecoupon will always take precedence. So, if I have a .25 ecoupon and a $1 paper coupon and I clearly want to use the latter, I have to go in and delete my ecoupon off my card.
What’s next – no doubling?
I’m not sharing every coupon and every deal here, just the ones that I was really proud of – the ones that are close to being “extreme”. Two of the deals I wanted were already out of stock but when I had to run out for a quick pack of diapers a few hours later they were back. If there is something you really want to pick up, keep checking.
In my first outing of the day:
Rice – regular $1 – with sale and coupon =.50 ea.
Toothpaste – regular $1.89 – with sale and coupon = FREE
Ketchup – regular $1.49 – with sale and coupon = .19 ea.
Suave lotion – regular $1.67 – with B1G1 coupon = .83 ea.
Suave body wash – regular $1.67 – with B1G1 coupon = .83 ea.
Women’s Degree deodorant – regular $1.67 – with B1G1 coupon = .83 ea.
Men’s Degree deodorant – regular $2.32 – with B1G1 coupon = $1.16 ea.
Total products = $39.75 | Total paid = $9.80 | Saved = $29.95
And in my second:
Sparkle paper towels – regular $8.99 – with sale and ecoupon = $3.99
Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce – regular $2.69 – with sale and coupon = FREE
Italian dressing – regular $2.49 – with sale and coupon = .69
Total products = $16.86 | Total paid = $4.68 | Saved = $12.18