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January 4th, 2012 at 03:09 pm

ytd = April 1 2011 - March 31, 2012
Coupon total ytd = 1,606.92
RX total = 406.32
Discounted Gift Cards = 211.05
Total = 2,224.29

Here's a good article from the wall street journal on how coupons save you money.

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I purshased a Costco gift certificate online thru Mypoints. It cost $55 and they sent me a bunch of coupons. I also got 550 points at Mypoints.

Here's a list of the coupons I got

1.50 - salad mix
3.00 - Kirkland white meat chicken breast - 6 12.5 oz cans
3.00 - kirkland albacore tuns cans - 8 70z cans
5.00 - meat
5.00 - Kirkland AA batteries - 48 pack
10.00 - 1 pair prescription glasses
3.00 - bakery cookies
5.00 - 18" pizza from food court - normal price $9.95
4.99 - free rotesserie chicken
3.95 - free 35 ct Kirkland water
12.99 - free 2 lbs Kirkland coffee
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57.43 total coupons

Mom and I went yesterday and shopped. For me the best deals were on nuts and bacon. The bacon was under $3/lb and the macadamia nuts were $10.50/lb. I also got 2 large jars of natural peanut butter for a good price. I used the canned chicken, produce and meat coupons and saved $9.50. I wouldn't have bought those items without the coupons, since I think I can do better on sales. I spent just under $80.

Mom used the free coffee, free chicken, free water, and pizza coupons and saved $26.50 almost all the cost of her half of the membership. She spent about the same as I did.

We left the bakery, tuna and battery coupons for someone else to use.

The gas was about .15/gal cheaper than up here, but since I usally have gas points from one of the grocery stores I can usually get it cheaper. If I buy a big ticket item the membership might eventually pay for itself. We'll have to see how many times I go in the next year, but since I only paid half of the membership it should be paid for soon.

We also went to Bed, Bath and Beyond, world market, homegoods and Target. I got 2 boxes of mac and cheese for free at Target that I will donate.

I also got 3 bottles of Nature Made multivitamins for women. They were $9.47 each, but when you bought 3 you got a $5 Target gift card. I used a $7 and $3 manufacture coupon + 3 $1 Target coupons. The bottles came with 20% more so I spent under $4/bottle for 108 pills/each bottle; almost a year's supply. Plus I added the points to my account on Nature Made and got another 270 points towards another $7 coupon.

Mom bought my lunch at Red Robin. We were gone for 7 hours. It was a long day shopping.

I finished reading the library book Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich. Mystery - very good.

3 Responses to “Costco”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Nature Made account? How do you sign up?

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    The last Plum I read was #16 - I really need to see if I can get #17 and 18 from the local library ... esp. with the movie coming out soon. Smile
    When my dad and I both lived in TX we split a Sam's membership - we'd pay every other year. It sure made the membership cost much more amenable. Smile

  3. retire@50 Says:

    rob62521 - go to the Nature Made website and then click on the Nature Made Wellness Rewards link on the right side and register. Then you take the codes off the bottles you buy and enter them. When you have 500 points you can select rewards. I always select the $7 coupon.

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