Here lately I've been on a huge coupon kick. I jumped right in, learned that there are different types of coupons, with their own sets of rules and you evidently have to do a lot of preparation to get them to play nice together, much like planning a 5-year old's birthday party.
I thought I'd share what I've found so far, as long as you promise to share what you find with me.
OK, first of all, read this blog:
Tres cool. Tres cool indeed. Be sure to check out her links on how to get started, how to stockpile, etc.
In the past two weeks I've gotten 3 bottles of laundry detergent for under $6. I also have an extra bottle of shampoo and conditioner--I was completely out last week and now I have a stockpile, all done for less than $9.
Then I found the coupon sites:
For those folks near Kansas City, Hy-Vee conveniently matches up coupons on their website!
I've also found that so far for the Kansas City area, CVS has the best rewards. I spent $25 last week on 4 12-packs of diet pepsi, a case of bottled water, the laundry detergent and shampoo/conditioner I mentioned above, lotion, face wash and hand lotion and still got back $9 in rewards and a coupon for free chocolate.
Obviously the clincher here is free chocolate.
They don't know me.