How to Make Money Couponing:
Yesterday I had very interesting results when I went couponing for a few items at Walgreens. I looked at my receipt and noticed that I actually made around $5. How did this happen? Rebates.
I went to Walgreens and got the following:
1- Nexcare band aids for $2.99, Free with mail in rebate for $2.99
1- SunBurnt Gel 2.5 oz for $3.99, Free with mail in rebate of $3.99, but I also had a $0.50 coupon for this item so I made $0.50 cents from this transaction.
1-Renu Probiotic at $15.00 Free with $15.00 mail in rebate. I had a $2 coupon for this product too, so I made $2 from this transaction. I don't use probiotics, but if I get it for free and make money too, why not?
1- Tylenol Precise, on sale for $4.59 if I remember correctly. I had a manufactures coupon for $5 off and a Walgreen coupon for $3 off so I made an estimated $2.41 from this transaction.
2- Lysol toilet bowl cleaners, B1G1 at $2.99, plus I had a $1 off 2 coupon, which made them $0.99 each.
So I made almost $5 from couponing. Of course I need to wait about 6-8 weeks for my rebates to come in the mail, but all in all it was a neat outcome.What I learned: if you see an item with a rebate see if you can find any coupons to go with it, therefore making it a money generator.
***Tips About Rebates***
Tip #1: If your going to buy something because it has a rebate, make sure that you immediately fill out the rebate form and include what ever it asks for (a copy of the sales receipt, or cut out the products bar code, etc..) right away. I saw a statistic out there that more than 50% of people never complete the rebate form and end up paying for the item. Plus, if you wait too long you might accidently throw away the receipt like I did. So in other words, if your not diligent then do not buy an item just because it has a rebate or your not saving money. So this time I immediately came home and filled out the forms and got them ready to mail.
Tip #2: Hopefully you have easy access to a copy machine or scanner, because like in my case I had two of the rebate items on the same receipt so I had to make copies of it. Or be smart and buy each rebate item by itself so you get a receipt just for that item.
Grab These Deals Now:
Winn Dixie May 11th to May 17th:
L.A. Looks hair styling gels B1G1 for $2.59. Plus I just received coupons for $1 off L.A. Looks gel products in my newspaper inserts today. I had 2 of these coupons and used one on each gel bottle. Therefore I paid $0.59 for both, or about $0.30 each. I gave the gel to my little brother who was so happy. I found these coupons in the May 15th edition of SmartSource insert in my local newspaper. I buy two newspapers every Sunday so I get 2 coupons for each item. Plus, my Mom and Grandmother give me their coupons since they don't use them. So I end up with 4 coupons of the same item. Also, you can go to smartsource.com and print them. Coupons vary by region so I may not have the same ones as you.
Walgreens May 15th to May 21st:
3 for $10 selection of Old Spice, Zest, or Gillette body wash.
- $3 register rewards
= $7 for 3 body washes.
If you have 3 coupons for $2 off Gillette body wash found in the May 15th Redplum insert, the price drops down to $1 for the 3 body washes. This is a great deal, but to make it even better find 3 coupons for buy one Gillette body wash get one Gillette deodorant free. These coupons are found in the Proctor and Gamble booklet, which I have yet to see. I got mine from an eBay purchase of 100 coupons. If you have all 6 coupons, you get 6 items for $1 or $0.17 each! Stock up while you can.