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MOPS Coupon Talk

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LIVING ON LESS

By Trisha Pull

A HISTORY OF FRUGALNESS

I. INTRODUCTION

PART ONE: 3 STEPS TO SLASHING YOUR GROCERY BUDGET
I. Make a Plan & Stick With It II. Cease Being A Loyal Customer III. Stock Up

I. DON’T GO WITHOUT A PLAN
Two lists needed for every grocery store trip:
A Meal Plan A Shopping List

I. DON’T GO WITHOUT A PLAN
Three things you’ll need at the store:
Shopping List Calculator “Target Price” List

Category
Baby Care Baby Care Baby Care Baby Care Baby Care

Item
Wipes

Cost
.02/wipe

Location
SAMS SAMS SAMS SAMS SAMS

TARGET PRICE LIST FROM SAMS

Huggies Diapers, Size 4 .22/diaper Huggies Diapers, Size 1‐ .15/diaper 2 Huggies Diapers, Size 5 .25/diaper Formula .38/oz

Dairy Dairy Dairy Dairy Dairy Dairy Dairy Dairy

YoPlait Butter Eggs Skim Milk Whole Milk Cheddar Cheese Mozzarella Cheese Cheese Sticks

.45/cup .88/lb .1/egg 2.12/gallon 2.42/gallon 1.85/lb 1.64/lb .14/stick

SAMs SAMs SAMs SAMs SAMs SAMs SAMs SAMs

Category
Cleaners  Cleaners  Cleaners 

Item
Cascade Tide Electrasol

Price
19/load .16/load .16/load

Location
SAMS SAMS SAMS

TARGET PRICE LIST FROM SAMS

Paper Products Paper Products Paper Products Paper Products

Bounty Toilet Paper Puffs Plus Trash Bags

.88/roll .25/roll .01/tissue .06/bag

SAMS SAMS SAMS SAMS

Dry Goods Dry Goods Dry Goods Dry Goods Dry Goods Dry Goods

Flour (25 lb) Bread Flour Yeast Brown Sugar Sugar (10 lb) Sugar (25 lb)

.35/lb .35/lb .13/oz .68/lb .44/lb .50/lb

SAMS SAMS SAMS SAMS SAMS SAMS

Southern Savers Target Price List

TARGET PRICE LIST

II. CEASE BEING A LOYAL CUSTOMER

II. CEASE BEING A LOYAL CUSTOMER
Category
Cleaners  Cleaners 

Item
Cascade Electrasol

Price
.19/load .16/load

Store
SAMS SAMS

III. STOCK UP
How to Stock Up
Loss Leaders Stockpiling Examples

III. STOCK UP

III. STOCK UP

III. STOCK UP
Stockpiling Items
Staples Items your family consumes regularly

REVIEW: 3 STEP TO SLASHING YOUR GROCERY BUDGET
I. Make a Plan & Stick With It II. Cease Being A Loyal Customer III. Stock Up

PART TWO: SAVING EVEN MORE

I. COUPONING
Coupons alone can often save you around 20% off the retail price of an item Stockpile Savings Plus Coupon Savings
Crackers Regular Price - $3.00/box OR $6.00/week Sale Price – $1.38/box OR $2.76/week Add $1.00/2 Coupon Final Price - $ .88/box OR $1.76/week OR $12.32/7weeks Savings Breakdown
Regular price - 38.76/7 weeks Sale price - $19.32/7 weeks or 50% Sale + Coupon price - $12.32/7weeks or 68% Regular price = $287.93 Stockpiling price = $143.52 Stockpiling + Couponing price = $91.52 Stockpiling savings = $144.41 Stockpiling + Couponing savings = $196.41

Yearly Savings

I. COUPONING
Chicken
Regular Price - $3.99/lb. OR $7.98/week Sale Price - $1.99/lb. OR $3.98/week Add $3/15 Coupon
1.99/lb. x 7.6 lbs = $15.12 Minus 3.00 coupon = $12.12 Final Total = $12.12 or $1.59/lb.

Savings Breakdown
Regular price = $47.88 Sale Price = $27.86 or 46% Sale + Coupon price = $22.26 or 54%

Yearly Savings
Regular price = 385.25 Sale Price = 206.96 Stockpiling + Couponing price = $165.36 Stockpiling savings = 178.29 Stockpiling + Couponing Savings = $219.89

I. COUPONING
Summary
Savings in two areas: Crackers – $196.41 Chicken – $219.89 Total Savings = $416.30

I. COUPONING
Finding Deals
Blogs & Websites

From Southern Savers Matchup:
Millstone Coffee 11oz, at $7.79 ($3.89) -$1 off Millstone Coffee, tearpad -$1 off Millstone Coffee, RP 8/23 (makes it $2.89 ea) Progresso Soup at $2.69 ($1.34) -.25/1 Progresso High Fiber Soup SS 10/04 -.50/2 Progresso Soup SS 10/04 (makes it 34¢ea) -$1/4 Progresso Soup SS 9/13 -$1.10/3 Progresso Soup printable -$1/3 Progresso Soups printable Sargento Shredded Cheese 8oz, at

I. COUPONING
Getting Coupons
Sunday Paper Inserts Internet Store Websites In Store Coupons Purchasing Coupons Coupon Awareness

I. COUPONING
Getting Organized Time Management
Clipping Coupons Start Slow & Small Getting all the deals

The Balancing Act

PART THREE: STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER
Warehouse Clubs Rebates Online Offers Drugstores

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER
Rite Aid Single Check Rebates Explained Rite Aid advertises:
Buy Dove Shampoo for 6.00, get 6.00 Single Check Rebate (SCR) Buy Colgate Toothpaste for $2.99, get $1.00 Single Check Rebate (SCR) Buy Zyrtec Allergy Medicine for $15.00, get $10.00 Single Check Rebate (SCR)

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER
Scenario #1
Purchase Only
Buy Dove Shampoo for $6.00 Pay Cashier Submit Receipts Get SCR at end of the month for $6.00 FREE shampoo

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER
Scenario #2
Purchase + Manufacturer Coupons Buy the following:
Dove Shampoo - $6.00 Colgate Toothpaste - $3.00 Zyrtec - $16.00 Total - $25.00

Give Cashier the following coupons
Dove Shampoo - $2.00 Colgate Toothpaste - $1.00 Zyrtec - $4.00 Pay Cashier - $18.00 + tax

Receive SCR for:
Dove - $6.00 Colgate - 1.00 Zyrtec - $10.00 Total SCR - $17.00 (paid $1.00 + tax for everything!)

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER
Scenario #3
Purchase + Manufacturer Coupons + Rite Aid Coupons Buy the following:
Dove Shampoo - $6.00 Colgate Toothpaste - $3.00 Zyrtec - $16.00 Total - $25.00

Give Cashier the following coupons
Dove Shampoo - $2.00 Colgate Toothpaste - $1.00 Zyrtec - $4.00 Rite Aid Zyrtec coupon - $2.00 Pay Cashier - $16.00 + tax

Receive SCR for:
Dove - $6.00 Colgate - 1.00 Zyrtec - $10.00 Total SCR - $17.00 ($1.00 profit for everything!)

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER
CVS Extra Care Bucks Explained CVS advertises:
Purchase Dove Shampoo for 6.99, receive 6.99 ECB (limit 2)

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER
Scenario #1 Purchase only –
Purchase Dove Shampoo Pay 6.99 + tax Receive 6.99 ECB (ECB’s always print at the bottom of the receipt)
You can use this $6.99 ECB to purchase another Dove for FREE and it will print another $6.00 ECB You can use this $6.00 ECB to buy whatever you want in the store.

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER
Scenario #2 Purchase + Manufacturer Coupon
Purchase Dove Shampoo for 6.99 Present $2.00 Manufacturer Coupon Pay $4.99 + tax Receive $6.99 ECB back ($2.00 moneymaker)

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER
Scenario #3 Purchase + Manufacturer Coupon + CVS Coupon
Purchase Dove Shampoo for 6.99 Present cashier manufacturer coupon for $2.00 Present cashier CVS Coupon for $2.00 Pay $2.99 out of pocket (oop) Get $6.99 ECB back ($4.00 moneymaker)

STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR EVEN FURTHER
Scenario #4 Purchase + Manufacturer Coupon + CVS Coupon + $/$$ coupon
Purchase Dove Shampoo for $6.99 x2 (limit 2), Purchase Gold Emblem (CVS Brand) Candy for $.99 x 2 Total= $15.96 Give cahier $3/15.00 coupon first Must hand this over first because the other coupons will drop your total below $15.00 Give cashier 2 $2.00 off manufacturer coupons Give cashier 2 $2.00 CVS coupons Give cashier 1 $2.00 CVS coupon for candy Pay 2.00 + tax out of pocket Get back $13.98 in ECB ($12.00 moneymaker)

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