We have a greenhouse, and what we usually do is leave it open in the summer, like this:
About a year ago, we ran across a sweet deal on windows at the Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store. Now we have *this*. No more plastic!!
So with Chuck back in school, I have attempted a little couponing. Not like Extreme Couponing – those people piss me off because they buy tons of crap they don’t even need and just store it in their houses. That’s stupid.
However, I’m not against saving money. Here’s what I’ve learned so far.
Other things to know:
Shampoo, 28 oz.
$5.49 regular price
$3.99 store had it on sale
I had a $5-off-two coupon. $3.99 + $3.99 – $5 = $3 for two bottles.
Final price: $1.50 per bottle.
Sites and apps:
southernsavers.com – they list things only when they are 40% off or more – I don’t have to look much past the list, she’s done all the work.
My price list is in Excel. I do not have a binder with coupons – I don’t clip a lot, and frankly, I type really fast so I make a quick, sortable list in Excel…. that goes with my price list. I stack my coupons by expiration date. If I need one, I look at my Excel list and pull it out by that date. That list is available on my phone, so I always have the information right at my fingertips.
Still learning, and still fine-tuning what works for me, but there ya go.