Thursday, December 27, 2012

Shopping and Saving with Coupons

Back before Christmas, Big Daddy and I made another trip to Wal-Mart to buy presents.  I spent some time  making a list and seeing if I had any coupons for what I was going to buy.
Here's what I bought:
5 boxes of candy at $1 each
2 boxes of Christmas candy at $2.50 each (coupon for $1 off 2 of these)
1 skein of yarn at $3.47
2 bags of candy at $2.78 each (coupon for $1 off 2 bags)
crochet set (hooks and book) for $3.77
3 craft books at $4.97 each
2 pkg. of Venus razors at $7.47 each (buy 1 get 1 coupon was $7.47)
Axe Set at $9.84 (coupon for $3.75 off)
Axe Shower Gel (coupon for $2 off)
Tootsie Roll Bank at $1.00
Chewing Gum Tin full of gum $3.18
Shaving Cream at $2.97 (coupon for $1 off)
Shaving Cream at $2.44 (coupon for 55 cents off)
2 afghan hooks at $2.97 each
1 crochet hook at $1.28
3 pc. crochet hook set at $3.47
clothing on clearance 2 at $5
clothing on clearance 1 at $3
snow bibs $17.47
mens PJ pants $6
xlg t-shirt $3.47
2 t-shirts at $5.72 each
crochet hook at $1.28
socks $2.97
Axe body spray $3.97 (coupon for $1 off)
Adidas body spray $3.47
Shampoo and Conditioner at $2.97 each ($1 coupon off 2)
Disney Princess Barbie $9.97
Shaving Cream at $2.44 (coupon for 55 cents off)
Adidas Cologne $8
Degree Deodorant $3.83
2 Toothbrushes at $2.88 each (coupons for 50 cents off each)
something for $4.50 (can't remember what it was.....duh)
Men's razors $6.97 (buy 1 get one free....saved $6.97)
degree 2 pack of women's deodorant $3.97 (coupon for $1 off)
Colgate Optic White toothpaste (coupon for $2 off)
Whitening toothpaste *can't remember brand*  (coupon for $2 off)

I used $31.79 in coupons and my total out of pocket was $200.20.
I always give my kids things they can toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo & conditioner, body sprays, shaving cream and razors, etc. in their Christmas stockings.  It's stuff they always need.
The coupons on candy was a bonus.  I shared this candy with one of my sisters' (for her kids).
The crochet hooks, craft books, and yarn were all gifts for crafty family members.  I find that I enjoy buying these type of gifts as they are "useful".
That was my last Wal-Mart trip for Christmas shopping.  There were 3 during the shopping season.

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