Here is a pic of all I got
I was organizing my stockpile recently and want to show you the supply I’ve built up since Fall. When I first started couponing I would get these items super cheap, less than a dollar definitely, or free. After a few months I started learning some things will always be free at some point and I’ve learned what to wait for. For example, toothpaste for $0.25, sounds good right? NOPE! That is something you can get for free. So don’t waste your time or money, free toothpaste deals come around often. Same with razors, deodorant, feminine products, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, medicine, mouthwash, floss, toothbrushes, contact solution, and more. Also, once you get a stockpile of a certain item, such as shampoo, you know you can wait until a free deal comes around again before getting more. When you first start, you would want to grab some of these items at the cheap, less than a dollar price to get started. But one you have a couple, wait for the free ones! That is where I am I at now. Whenever we run out of something, we don’t have to run to the store and spend a few bucks on toothpaste or deodorant, we can get it from the stockpile. I always hated when you ran out of that kind of stuff, cause who wants to spend their money on those things? Especially tampons and such, which can be expensive.
So here are some pics of my stockpile of free or almost free stuff.
These little drawers are perfect for my TONS of free travel size items.
Here’s my diaper and wipes stockpile. I just organized it and I have 22 packages of diapers, 56 boxes of wipes, and 3 of the large packs of wipes refills.
This tub is full of nothing but wipes
I don’t get these for free, but for a lot cheaper than normal price. Diapers (well Huggies and Pampers) are about $9 average on sale. I spend about $3 a package for diapers and less than $1 for wipes (on sale around $2.50). I get the name brand (not that it matters) but for less than store brands. (Store brands don’t typically have coupons) I’m already buying size 3 diapers and my little Button isn’t even born! Also can you tell which brand of diapers has good coupons?! Haha, it's pretty obvious since I have tons of Huggies and like 2 Pampers.
Anyways, that’s why I choose to spend time cutting coupons, finding deals, and shopping at multiple stores. It may sound like a lot of work but when you go to check out and walk out spending next to nothing, it makes it all worth it! And if you seriously want to learn how to do this, I’d love to help you out. It won’t take 5 minutes, but if you sit down with me for an hour or so and go on a couple shopping trips with me, you’d get the hang of it in no time. People always tell me, “you have to show me how to do that,” but then they don’t really want to take time to talk to me or learn. So if you want to learn, know that it does take time, especially at the beginning. You have to learn a whole new coupon “language,” the rules of coupons, and different stores policies. But if you want to save money, it’s so worth it. And once you learn it, it gets faster and easier. Now that I’m not working anymore, this is a big way I’m going to be able to contribute to our household. By saving money AND making money even (through rebates and such). Yes, you CAN make money even when couponing. Just last week I got 2 Aveeno sunblocks and an expensive Aveeno Ageless Vitatlity set of moisturizing products for $23 at the store, but after submitting for the simple rebates from the store and the manufacturer, I will get back $50! Making the items free and making $27 on top of it… yes making money! Ok that’s it for my coupon rant. I just wanted people know how worth it couponing really is.