Using coupons has saved my family hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in the last four years. I admit: many couponing shows and blogs do advertise and purchase a lot of processed junk. However, that is not the only way to use coupons! There are some items on this list that I used to pay a pretty penny for. For example, I used to pay $8-$15 dollars for a new razor and/or refills.
There are some basic staple or toiletry items that we all have to buy- with or without coupons. With a little clipping and planning, you can easily get these items as inexpensively as I can. If you don’t have a store with similar coupon policies, I guarantee you’ll still spend less money than full price, and every little bit adds up. Take a look at these prices-
Two items I usually pay nothing for:
-Baby Wipes- (Huggies, Comfort Brand)
-Toothpaste (Colgate, Crest)
Two items I always pay .50 or less for:
-Shaving Cream (Skintimate)
-Pasta (Whole Wheat: Barilla, Ronzoni)
Two items I always pay $1.00 or less for:
-Cereal- (Genereal Mills or Post)
-Feminine Hygiene Products (Kotex, Tampax)
Two items I always pay $2.00 or less for:
-Nice Razors (Venus, Gillette, Mach)
-Laundry Detergent (Purex, All, or Arm and Hammer)
Two items I always pay $5.00 or less for:
-24 packs of toilet paper (Charmin)
-12 packs of paper towels (Brawny)
My husband and I both have special treats. Because we save so much money in other areas, we occasionally allow ourselves to splurge in others.
Two items I always splurge on:
-International Delight Iced Coffee (for me)
-Kettle Cooked Jalapeno Chips (for him)
These are not the only items I purchase with coupons, but I find myself stocking up on them frequently. I would have to buy them anyway, why not save a little money while I’m at it?
Questions for you:
Did any of these prices surprise you?
What do you normally pay for your razors?
Do you like to coupon?