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Monday, May 9, 2011

Am I an Extreme Couponer?

First of all, special shout out to my friends Indira and Siobhan!!! I know you guys are stalking my blog. :)

I don't know how many people watch the show Extreme Couponing on TLC, but that show drives me bonkers!! It's basically a show about how some people spend their lives collecting coupons and get $2000 worth of groceries for $2.

Yes, it's organized hoarding. Crazy lady, do you REALLY need 53 bottles of Maalox? Maybe, because you got 100 LBS OF CHEESE!!!!

I despise that show and everything it stands for. However, on a peaceful Sunday afternoon, I realized that, maybe sometimes, I could be an extreme couponer as well.

This is my loot from Rite Aid:

My receipt:
Coupon saving:

So I got over $40 worth of products for $1.8 after tax. Not too shabby. Oh, and because I got the 2 Revlon beauty tools, I got $4 Up Rewards back!! So in summary, the haul costed me -$2.

The Covergirl products were 40% off and I had $25 in Up Rewards (like you get money get when you buy certain things). The receipt said "hearing aid" because I had a $10 Up Rewards but the register couldn't read it (it was too wrinkled), so the very nice cashier found some random  $2 off coupon in the book and scanned it 5 times.

I'm really satisfied with the haul because these are some products I've been eyeing for a while now. I REFUSE to pay full prize for drugstore products because I know sooner or later they'd go on sale.

Some classic goodies I got:
--Cover Girl e/s trio in Shimmering Sand
--Cover Girl e/s trio in Golden Sunset
--Cover Girl e/s quad in Coffee Shop

I hope this post has inspired some of you to start taking advantage of the sales your local drugstores have.

Just don't go crazy on me, ok? Don't come back and tell me that you got 8000 packs of yogurt just because they were on sale for $0.1 each, got that?

Have a great week guys!

<3

Tao

7 comments:

☆~Jenia~☆ said...

Wow that's some really really nice deal! you have great skill of finding sales O_O i don't think i could ever do that... again, i live in canada, maybe things are a little different here. but i never see any extreme sales in shops or any really good coupons. i am collectiong points for shoppers drug mat though, they have up to $170 free stuff when you reach max :D that'd take me a while though =_=

CosmeticConvulsion said...

What store did you get these at? Sounds like they've got some great sales going on :D

Dye-A-Graham said...

OMGoodness I thought I was the only one that hated that show! hahaha Those women are bizonkers for hoarding all of that stuff. But make-up on the other hand is a different story! You got some really good deals and I can't wait to see what you think of the Covergirl trios..I've had my eye on them for awhile but wasn't sure..can't wait for a review!

Tara said...

I love that show, but it makes me mad a little.....no really needs 10000x of anything, hopfully they donate. nice deal!!!

Lin said...

woah geez O__O I wish I could be that good at couponing
I wonder if it's like that here in canada~

Jules said...

Hey Tao! I'm glad I'm not the only coupon queen around here ^_^ Did you know you can go to Target.com, print out their coupons and then use it in addition to ANY Manufacturer's coupon?!?!? Like today, I went to Target and bought almost $80 worth of items and walked out with a $37 receipt! There's a John Freida coloring mouse that's selling for $11.79 and I got a $5 off coupon at Target.com and another $5 off coupon in a news paper insert so yeah I proudly purchased it for only $1.79!!!

LOVEVAS said...

i LOVE that show! i feel great when i use coupons and save here and there! :D