Shopping Makeover
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By Karen Burchill staff blogger
I am a mother of two young boys, working full-time and commuting 72 miles round-trip to work. Food and gas expenses continue to rise. Join me on my shopping makeover as I journey to save my budget one coupon at a time. Learn from my ups and downs and offer me insight into the world of couponing from the eyes of a time-crunched, bargain-loving mom.
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I saved 78%

Taking some time to brag about my savings this week…

I saved 78% on my shopping trip to Rite Aid Wednesday. I purchased 2 full-size bags of M&Ms, a bag of Dove chocolates, 2 boxes of Ziploc freezer bags, Sure deodorant, Crest toothpaste, Oral B floss and 2 boxes of Finish Powerball dishwasher tabs.

Retail Cost: $43.40.

My cost: $9.37

Average cost/item: $0.94 (The dishwasher tabs alone retail for $6.49!)

How I did it
All items were on sale and I used 7 manufacturers coupons + $9 in Wellness Plus coupons (earned with my +UP rewards). I spent $9.37 out-of-pocket and earned $7 in Wellness Plus coupons for my next trip plus will receive $1 back as a rebate from M&Ms. Sweet savings!


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