Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Hungry Latina goes extreme couponing!

Many of you may or not know, I LOVE couponing. I love the rush of seeing the total amount without coupons and then seeing the total shrink after coupons. Now don't think that I'm one of those TLC Extreme Couponers because that I am NOT. I'm more "let's save 50%-70%" every I go to the grocery store type of gal." 

I do follow several coupons in order to make it possible. I don't have the time to match the weekly circulars with the coupons that I got in the newspaper plus the online coupons. That's just too time consuming, plus there are several blogs that dedicate their time just for that. 

I follow 3 couponing blogs religiously to get my couponing information. One is local here in Phoenix - "The" Cents'Able Shoppin and the other are national - Totally Target (for all of you Target lovers) and The Krazy Coupon Lady. Without these 3 blogs, I would not be able to do as much couponing as I do. 

My latest haul was at Target so I got all of my information and coupons from Totally Target's website as well as Target's website. If you didn't know that Target has store coupons that you can stack with manufacturer coupons, then you have been missing out (and part of me just died)! Target is a great place to save even more money especially if you live in a place that doesn't double or triple coupons.

I was browsing Totally Target's website since Target came out with an awesome coupon - receive a $10 Target gift card with a $50 purchase. She had posted literally 10 different scenarios for you to choose from to maximize your savings once there. I chose one that she had posted and then tweaked it to fit my needs. So here's how it all went down:

1 Glade Winter Collection Glass Candle Holder ($2.50)
4 Glade Winter Collection 4 oz Candles ($2.50)
2 Revitalens Travel Packs ($3.99)
3 Dove Men + Care Body Wash ($5.34)
1 Dove Men+Care Deodorant ($3.99)
2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 Body Wash ($3.74)
2 Emergen-C Packets 10 ct Box ($6.49) = 12.98
1 Reach Floss (1.02)
Total: $61.97 + tax
-$2.00 (use two $1/1 RevitaLens 12-02 SS x1/7/13
-$1.00 (use one $1/1 Dove Men + Care Deodorant HERE or HERE (limit 2)
-$6.00 (use three $2/1 Dove Men+Care Body Wash, 6-pk+ Bar, Shower Tool (limit 2)
-$2.00 (use two $1/1 Right Guard Total Defense 5 Body Wash or Bar Soap)
-$3.00 (use two $1.50/1 Right Guard Total Defense body wash Target Q)
-$1.00 off any REACH Floss Product
Total Out of Pocket after coupons: $36.26

Received the following gift cards (GC):
$5 GC w/5 Glade purchase
$5 GC w/2 Revitalens purchase

Making the grand total for my purchases a whopping $6.26! That's a total of 90% in savings! Not only did I impress myself, but I definitely impressed the cashier with my mad couponing abilities. Needless to say, I got my couponing rush for the day. Now onto bigger and better things like baking cookies and making homemade fudge (recipe to follow)!

Have any of you done any awesome hauls you would like to share? If so, do tell! Pictures are even better story tellers!

Buen Provecho!