Week 3: “Extreme” Couponing Class (1/24/11)

Welcome! We’re now in week 3 of the ten week couponing course. Go here to learn more about the free couponing course. Also, make sure to brush up on the week 2 assignment.

This week we’re going to get over $30 in items at Walgreens for less than $6 using the premise of coupon match-ups. We’ve talked about this before, but let’s refresh:

What are Coupon Match Ups?

Week 3 is all about starting the more complex process of matching up coupons or “coupon match-ups”. Coupon match-ups are when you pair up different types of coupons and use them together.

There are two main types of coupons:

  • manufacturer’s coupons
  • store coupons

Manufacturer’s coupons are the coupons that come in the Sunday newspapers, or perhaps in a magazine you are reading, or inside the box of a product you buy. They are made by the manufacturer of the product and say so on the coupon.

Store coupons are coupons that a particular store puts out. Walgreens and CVS have weekly fliers with weekly deals and coupons you can use for that week.

One of the keys to saving big money and getting hundreds in free toiletries and household items every month is in matching up manufacturer’s coupons with store deals. When you learn how to do this, you can start getting amazing amounts of freebies each week! This is what we will be doing this week – doing coupon match ups at Walgreens to get free or nearly free items!

At this point in the coupon course we are still not cutting any coupons, so these are all easy to print off the internet coupons for this week. However, I want you to start saving the Sunday papers you received every week and put them in a box or drawer as I explained in the Introduction. We will start using them next week!

Also make sure to stock up on printable coupons below!

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At Walgreens this week you can get the following things FREE (and a couple for only $1 dollar!):

Pill Glide Swallowing Spray 1 oz. $5.00
Get $5.00 RR back
Final Cost FREE
Pedia Care Cold Relief 4 oz. $5.99
Use $1.00/1 coupon HERE or the $1/1 coupon from the 1/23/11 SmartSource insert in your Sunday paper this week
Get back $4.00 RR
Final Cost $0.99

Got2b Styling Products 2-12 oz. $4.99

Use $2.00/1 Got2b Styling Product from All You Magazine, December 2010 issue (if you have it!)
Get back $2.00 RR
Final Cost $0.99

Buy 1 Gold Bond Body Wash at $4.99,

Get back $3 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 printable
Final Cost $.99

Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste 4 oz. $3.49

Get back $2.50 RR
Final Cost $0.99

Nivea For Men Arctic Freeze Shave Gel or After Shave 3.3 oz. $3.99

Get back $3.00 RR
Final Cost $0.99

Steps on How to Get the Items:

1. At home, print out all the printable coupons you need.

2. At the store, make your purchases and hand the cashier your printable coupons. If you buy all these items, you will spend out about $25 + taxes after the printable coupons you give the cashier plus taxes.

NOTE: If you would rather not spend all that out of pocket, then you should split up the purchases above into multiple transactions.

Here’s how:

First buy items 1 and 2, then use those register rewards to buy the next few items on the list!

3. The cashier will ring you up and will give you $19.50 in Register Rewards.

That’s it!

After making your purchases, makes sure to ail in any necessary mail-in rebates based on which items you purchased and wait to receive those checks back! Congratulations!