Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What a steal!

Many of you know that I am no longer babysitting for little Sergio. It was a decision that caused me a lot of stress, but ultimately it was the right decision for me and my family. I won't go any further than that since this post is about something completely different. The only reason I mention it is because losing part of my income has forced me to find other ways to stretch our money.

(However, I do hope to have time for more blogging since it's just Haily and me now!)

Anyway, my post today is about a stellar deal I got today. Here's how it came about:

Thanks to my friend Nata-Leigh, I am now getting into 'couponing' to save money. Nata-Leigh turned me on to a blog called Stretching a Buck. The wonderful woman who writes this blog does boat loads of research (and also links to other bloggers who do boat loads of research) to pass on fantastic deals via her blog. If you're into saving money and you have the time to clip and print coupons, this blog is for you. I highly recommend it!

And now for the deal...

I purchased these three items at Target today:

From left to right, here are their shelf prices: $0.97, $2.99 & $3.14.

My grand total at the register was $2.43! How did I do it? I came equipped with 4 coupons: Three were Target coupons which offered $1 off a Johnson & Johnson product. And one was a Johnson & Johnson manufacturer's coupon offering $2 off 2 items.

Many people don't know that Target lets you use one manufacturer's coupon and one Target coupon for the same item - it's called 'stacking'. (Awesome, huh? I didn't know this until about a week ago!)

I guess I could have gone crazy and stocked up on Johnson & Johnson products, but the idea here is to save money. So I'm trying to only buy what I need for the near future, no matter how good the deal.


Nata-Leigh (Lubbock's Mom) said...

Yay for being back to blogging!
Yay for great deals!
Yay for spending more time with Hailey!

Anonymous said...

I wasn't aware of the Sergio decision, but glad you're through it and you're a great mom, Jen, you always make the right decisions :)
WOO-HOO on the awesome Target deals, I'm so going shopping with you in the future!!

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