It’s about week 2 of my progress with extreme couponing…I definetly have respect for those women who do this.
I will say that I would dedicate my time as well to this more if I didn’t have a full time job. Since I do have a job, I have been only applying maybe 5 hours a week with an occasional 15 minutes here and there throughout the week to look at coupon sites for deals.
Last week though I was LUCKY enough to get my hands on multiple copies of inserts! YIPPEEE!
Then my mood quickly changed seeing this sight…Can You Say OVERWHELMING!
But there IS a way to tackle this one step at a time. Start by sorting all of your ‘like’ inserts in piles. In this case I had 3 different stacks.
See…nice and orderly!
QUICK TIP: I decided to label my plastic sheet protectors so that they were all assigned to coupon types. Then when I saw that there were no coupons in there, I knew I needed to go find more. Remember as in my last post I also have tabbed dividers that I sort each plastic pockets by section of the store. So in this case, my toothbrushes plastic pocket, goes under ‘Personal Care’ tab. This section also has one for lotion, body wash, medicine.
With this recent batch of coupons, I had many of like coupons so to keep them together in the pockets, I grabbed the paper clips.
I would say it took maybe 3 hours or so collectively to sort the piles, the sort the pages (like in the photo below) then cut out all of the coupons at one time. However, a word of caution. I tried to cut through 30 sheets at one time…it DOESN’T work…the paper slips, and you end up ruining a coupon or 2…or even 10!!! So it’s best to only cut about 5 at a time.
Here are the deals I took advantage of last week that run until this Saturday:
1: Buy one get one free – Scotch Brand Sponges (3 pack $3.19) – $1 off 2 packs coupon – Final cost for two 3 packs ($2.19).
Compare to Sams Club: 15 pack for $8.98 (60 cents a sponge) – Weis Deal: 6 sponges for $2.19 (36 cents a sponge)
2: Buy One Get One Free – 8’oclock coffee (Reg. $5.98) – $2 off 2 packs coupon – Final Cost for two $3.98.
Giant Food Stores
1. Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides on sale $10 for 10 – Had a $1.00 off 3 coupon – Final cost $.66 cents a piece.
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