Friday, February 25, 2011

Saturday Savings ~ Hard Lessons Learned



This week I learned a hard lesson in Sales and Coupons! I'm still bummed about this deal. Our local Giant Eagle had BOGO Purex. This would have made it 2/$5.98 - $3.00 (x2) off coupon = Free. So I ordered 20 $3.00 off coupons from ebay and (im)patiently waited for them to arrive.

Here's the lesson: Giant Eagle's sales run Wednesday to Wednesday. I didn't get my coupons until Thursday due to the holiday on Monday. Now I have 20 $3.00 off coupons that I paid $8.00 for and the only reason I paid that much is because I was expecting to get 20 bottles of detergent for free (or $0.40 each including the amount I paid for the coupons). So from here on out, I will look for sale ending dates before I pay for coupons. The good thing about my lesson is the coupons don't expire until 03/19 so hopefully we will see a similar sale in the next three weeks.

**I know this is one day early, I accidently published and just went with it**

7 comments:

Kim3278 said...

Christy: Where do you or how do you order your coupons on ebay?

The Domestic Princess said...

My rule for ordering coupons is it has to be REALLY cheap for me to order the coupons. Next, I get the Sunday Paper, find a sale and a coupon that match up, then search ebay (i.e. $3 Purex, $2 Dove Deodorant). If the deal is free after coupons, I still try not to pay more than $.50 per item with the coupons. The high $ coupons you will always pay more for but when I ordered $0.75 off Colgate I got 20 coupons for $0.99. The great thing about that deal was they doubled, so I made my money back in one transaction. I hope that helps.

Fabulous Daily Deals said...

If you have a CVS near you can use your coupons there this week! If not someone will have a sale before they expire.

The Domestic Princess said...

Thank you Fabulous Daily Deals! I did look at that deal last night. It was going to be $.99 for the Purex Sheets with my coupon. Not a bad deal but now I'm hanging on to the FREE deal. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will see this pop back up in the next few weeks.

Linds said...

what a bummer!

Danielle said...

That happened to me too.. I only ordered 10 though, but I was able to use most of them at various CVS stores (FYI both of the ones on Bethel Rd, the one on Hederson near Deirker, and the one on Morse Rd are all sold out)

The Domestic Princess said...

Oh wow, Thanks Danielle! Just an FYI...if you ask CVS will write you a rain check, so when it does come in you can get the sale price. Most of the time, if your coupon expired they will take that too. I love CVS, they have awesome customer service.