The Time I Made Money Shopping

Who hasn't seen Extreme Couponing? I just recently started watching it on Netflix {yes, I'm a little behind} but I have got to tell's addicting. You sit and wonder "how can these people be doing this? How can I get in on this?" I know they say it takes a lot of time and dedication to get to where some of these people are...but it seems worth it, doesn't it?

I attempted to be "in tune" with my couponing instincts for the first time a few months back. Read about how I only spent 10 cents on my purchase HERE. I know, it's not much...nor was it anywhere with hundreds of dollars in purchases, but it was a start and pretty good for my first time trying.

So I decided to try it again.

This time, my product count was small again, but instead of spending money, I wanted to go for making money. And I sure did. Here's what I got:

some feminine stuff and a food saver.

Together, after my purchase of these items...I actually had the store pay me $4.53 back. It feels pretty awesome to shop and get money back for your items. Here's how my plan went:

$2.00 off one package of U Kotex liners.
Each one was $1.24
I had two coupons so I bought two. Which came to $4/$2.48
That is a $1.52 profit

$20.00 off one Food Saver
Food Saver was on sale for $16.99
That is a $3.01 profit

For a grand total of $4.53 profit I made from shopping.

So because of that, I decided to treat myself to some makeup.

I had a coupon for Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm
I had a coupon for $2/1 and used two coupons so I bought two. Regular price was $2.99 - $2.00 which made each one $0.99

The total of those were $1.98 and that still kept me in without spending money and ending up with $2.55 of free money.

So I would say that was a good shopping trip. Free items are always a great thing! Even though it was a small purchase, I still loved that I made money off of it.

Do you do extreme coupon deals? What's the bets transaction you have ever had?

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