I had my first experience with double coupons the other day. I know. Some of you can’t believe it. You use those double coupons and all that other good stuff to get all kinds of things for free, or close to it. Unfortunately I don’t’ have those resources. Driving 60 miles to double a coupon doesn’t make much sense to me.
So how did I manage a couple of double coupons? I noticed a few weeks ago that our local discount store has double coupons for a week every couple of months. I don’t usually save coupons, partly because I find I save more on generic or lower price brands and I tend to print just the coupons I need for shopping at one of the grocery stores in town, or Walmart.
The discount store had our favorite brand of baked beans on sale for $1 per can (the big 28oz can) so I went to buy a case. I noticed a sign on some juice that was a good sale price. Hey! I have some promo coupons for that kind of juice! $1 off two. So…that would be $2 off two, right? I bought four and after my two coupons had four 64oz bottles of 100% juice for 65 cents each. I was so excited.
I got a glimpse of the rush that can come from a phenomenal deal…but I don’t think I’ll be looking any harder for coupons. I will however, keep an eye out for the next double coupon week and see what I have then. It was a fun thrill, but I still don’t have the opportunities available consistently enough to make it worth my time to start cutting and organizing lots of coupons.
I’ll admit that sometimes I think all the deal chasing is a little crazy…this little glimpse showed me why some of you ladies get hooked!
What’s the best deal you’ve gotten lately??