Now that my little girl is all grown up with a family of her own, she tries to use coupons and get bargain deals when she can to help stretch her budget. Recently, she brought home this little stash:
|Retail value: $24. Paid: $11. Min saved 54%!|
My sister-in-law K, who happens to be only a few months older than my daughter, is also into couponing. Her most recent Big Bargain is a very absorbent stash:
|Retail value: $61. Paid: $10. K saved 84%!|
Here is my own most recent couponing deal:
|Retail value: $48. Paid: $24. I saved 50%!|
Recalling past stashes with my daughter brought up some pleasant memories of couponing past. When we first moved to our little house in the Flint Hills, Glad products had an unlimited, long-dated mail in offer of which I took full advantage. On each box of trash bags, storage bags and freezer bags, there was a form printed on the box. You could send in unlimited amounts of these forms, along with the UPC code, and Glad would mail you a coupon for a free like product. I bought several, on sale and with coupons, to start out, and then used the free coupons to buy more boxes with the forms on them, sending off for additional free coupons. By the time the deal was over, I had trash bags, storage bags and freezer bags stuffed in every available nook and cranny this old farm house had to offer. That was about 16 years ago. I ran out of the storage and freezer bags several years ago, but we still have at least 5-6 boxes of trash bags remaining. That's even after giving each of my kids a supply of trash bags when they flew out of the nest. That Glad bag deal has to be my best stash ever!