Frugal Friday: Introducing the Coupon Czarina

Frugal FridaysWelcome to the Frugal Friday edition of My Take on Money.  Every Friday my goal is to bring you exciting ways to save money. 

We all know that one of the best ways to save some hard earned dough is through couponing.  Couponing is not new…it’s been around for years but it really didn’t get popular until TLC kicked it up a notch with the Extreme Couponing reality shows.  Of course, you don’t have to go to the extreme to save money these days.  If you coupon responsibly and only buy what you need, when it goes on sale, then you can reasonably shave 50-75% off of your grocery bill every time you shop.  However, there’s an art to couponing as it takes strategic planning and some perseverance but in the end, it’s very rewarding to see the grocery bill drop in half at the cash register….it’s honestly like an adrenaline rush.

But anyway, check out these great deals from my friend, the Coupon Czarina.

In her own words…

Well I went to CVS and loaded up on Dial Body wash (they have some great new scents out now), Rightguard Bodywash and Deodorant and Pantene shampoo; let’s do the breakdown:

Dial Bodywash—2 for $7, $2 off 2 coupon, and $2 in EB (limit one on this deal) had a CVS coupon for $2 any Body wash.

Right Guard – 2 for $6, $2 off 2 coupon, $2 in EB (6 items was the limit on this so I got 6 products because I had many coupons; 4 body washes and 2 deodorants)

Pantene Shampoo— 2 for $7, $3 off 2, $1 in EB (limit one) Used CVS coupon for $1.50 off any shampoo, had 2 of these.

There was also a deal on any Listerine, Reach or Rembrandt—Spend $10 get $5 in EB.  I had a CVS coupon for $2 off $10 for any Oral product.

Also had CVS coupon for $5 off $15 or more purchase.

I had $23 worth of coupons….my total was almost $40 so I saved over half and got $14 in EB.  Great shopping there.

I also went to Publix and got great deals on vitamins, bodywash Dial and Dove for men, Activia yogurt, Purex detergent, etc.  I saved over $40 the bill came to over $100 but I got it down to $60.  I got steaks, a whole sub, etc.  By the way, Publix has a $5 off coupon when you purchase $15 of either Dial Bodywash, Rightgard Deodorant or Purex Detergent.

Czarina shopping










So there you have it, as you can see the Coupon Czarina saved a good bit using coupons and you can too. 

Do you like to coupon? What are some great deals you took advantage of using coupons?

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