My lovely friends Manda and Tess went to a class on coupon-ing. Did you even know there was such a thing? We were hanging out at Manda’s last weekend and they were trying to teach our friend Maria and I all the secrets they had learned. I’m afraid some of the concepts still confuse me, like how everything at the drugstore is really free (?), but I did take valuable tips away from the lesson. Namely:
1) There’s a website called SouthernSavers.com that lists all the coupons under the sun, at least for we southern folk. (although it includes some Yankee stores like Target and Kroger, too). The woman not only lists all the coupons in various magazines and newspaper inserts, she also has a lot of printable coupons and links, too.
2) This past week (beginning last Wednesday and going until this Tuesday, I’d imagine) Harris Teeter is tripling all coupons (under $1). TRIPLING!
So I took these two nuggets of information and decided to go to HT on my lunch break and see what I could get. I saw the Ciao Bella sorbet was buy one get one, so I decided I was going to get that, even if I didn’t have a coupon. I also knew I was going to get my lunch, which with a HT discount card is super cheap. If the other things I purchased seem very random, it’s because I had coupons for them, and once tripled, the things were either very cheap or… free.
So here’s what I came away with:
Cast of Characters:
- On the left, you see my lunch — namely, a six-inch cheesesteak sub, a bag of chips, and a bottle of ginseng and honey iced tea. This is the lunch special at HT, so I got all of that for $2.99.
- Ciao Bella blood orange sorbet. 50% off
- Uncle Ben Whole Grain White Rice. My mom will tell me not to eat white rice because it’s bad for me, but I do eat it. And guess what? it was… free. Yes, because I had a .75 off coupon, tripled, it was free.
- 2 single-serving packages of Greek yogurt. Cost= Free. (same deal as the rice)
- Coffee-mate creamer for the office. Cost= .64 cents (.55 cent coupon, tripled)