Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Free. That's right. I said free.

Here's how I got all this for free...

Step 1: Took in recycling. 2 bags of cans, and 3 bags of plastic bottles = $12. I know recycling seems like small potatoes sometimes, but when you are "extreme couponing," you only need a little bit of "seed" money to roll from week to week.

Step 2: Dug out my $5 Target Gift Card from purchasing participating products last week. (See previous post.)

Step 3: Organize coupons and make a plan of attack. (See below for what worked in Bako.)

Step 4: Earn Extra Care Bucks from buying participating products this week.

Here's what I bought...

Irish Spring Body Wash, Sale $2.98, Used $0.50/1 coupon fm Sunday paper, Paid $0.99
Aussie Gel (7oz) and Aussie Mousse (6.8oz), Sale 2/$5.97, Used BOGO coupon fm Sunday paper, Paid $2.99
Frosted Mini Wheats, Sale $1.88/ea
Special K Red Berries, Sale $1.88/ea
Clean and Clear Body Wash, Sale $2.99, used $2/1 fm www.cleanandclear.com, Paid $0.99
Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix, Sale $1.99

Total $9.51, Used $5.00 Extra Care Bucks, Received $9 Extra Care Bucks back
So, actually, I made $4.49! Plus I got several coupons from the kiosk up front.

Mitchum Deodorant, Reg $3.44, Sale $2
Up & Up Ibuprofen (24 ct), Reg $1, Used $1/1 Target coupon, Paid $0.00
Cover Girl Foundation, Reg $6.99, Used $1/1 coupon fm Sun paper, plus $1/1 coupon, Paid $4.99
One-a-day Vitamins, Sale $7, Used $1/1 coupon fm coupons.com, plus $2/1 Target coupon, Paid $4

Total $13.19, Used $5 Gift Card fm last week, Cash Paid $8.19, Taken fm recycling money, so my true total, $0.00!

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