Sunday, March 08, 2009

Announcing: Frugal Friday or Something Like That

I came up with a new idea for blog content (which the few faithful followers I have know has been lacking as of late): Frugal Friday. These would be posts sharing a money saving idea or tip or deal alert. The only thing is, I don't expect to post them only on Friday, nor will I post something every Friday. In fact, this first frugal post isn't coming to you on a Friday. So maybe it will be a Savings Sunday or Money Matters Monday post. But I hope you get the gist. I just want to pass along things I've learned or heard that make it easier for all of us trying to weather this financial ickiness (recession, crisis, whatever you want to call it).

Here's today's tip. It's a deal alert and if you have a kid in diapers and live near a Walgreen's, you'll want to listen up (this is from Jill Cataldo's web site):

Spend $25 or more on Huggies diapers or wipes and get a $10 coupon for your next shopping trip (called a Register Reward at Walgreens). This week diapers are on sale for $10 a pack.

Print out coupons from the following sites: Coupons.com and Red Plum for $5 and $3 (I think they'll allow you to print two of each and they may only have them available for so long, so check it out soon). You can also find ones for Huggies in the 2/8 Smart Source insert or 3/1 Smart Source for $1.50 - not as good a deal, but still...

Here's an additional help that Jill points out:

Then, if you can find one, pick up the 99-cent coloring book from Walgreens. It contains a bunch of Walgreens store coupons, including one for $1 off Huggies. You will only need one, as Walgreens coupons apply to all your like items in one order. (Additionally, most Wags will let you keep the coupon, as they just discard the store coupons at the end of the day.)

This is how she does the math:

3 packs of Huggies @ $10 = $30
Minus $1 x 3 for coloring book coupon = $27
Minus two $5 coupons and one $3 coupon = $14
Pay $15 and get at $10 RR = $4 for 3 packs of Huggies!

That's my deal alert for today. More frugal tips to come!

3 musings:

Llama Momma said...

Wow! The math still has my head spinning, but the bottom line is amazing.

This would be great to pick up for baby gifts too.

Great tip!!!

everydayMOM said...

Could I just pay YOU to do my shopping? Maybe all of the coupons would cover the cost?!?!

rightonmom said...

I do have a kid in diapers so thank you thank you for the tip!

Also, thanks for stopping by yesterday. I know it was a lot to digest, but I guess there's a business side to everything.