I hate to buy anything without a coupon or if it isn’t on a really good sale. I love to clearance shop at Kohl’s. They have the best discounts and I refuse to buy anything there that isn’t on sale because it will most likely go on sale in a week or so. Even when I get a coupon in the mail from them I make sure what I am buying is also on sale.
We buy Jake’s diapers at Babies R’ Us because we can get the most for our money but today I didn’t want to take the drive so I bought a small package at Wal-Mart. Then when I got home I flipped through my Parenting magazine and found an Amazon.com coupon for buying diapers from them. It was for 20% off plus free 2 day shipping. Of course it was only good for 1 unit but I got the same ones I usually buy for about $10 cheaper. Good deal to me and I don’t have to drive to the store!
I had to buy some grow lights for work and I was telling my boss about the deal I found online and he looked at me like I was weird. I got them at Amazon.com and did the free super saver shipping which says takes 5-9 days, but I got the light in 3 days so it worked out great.
I try to remember to use www.ebates.com for buying online. I don’t always remember to use them, but when I do I always look for the store that gives me the best cash back reward.
I also started looking at www.groupon.com for the daily deals. I just bought my first one for Stir Crazy.
The only time I don’t use coupons is at the grocery store which I know seems weird. I used to clip coupons all the time, but I never kept up with them and then they were expired. But I do look to see if anything on my list is on sale. There are certain items that I refuse to buy generic for, but I’ll give it a try most of the time and then decide. I just got Jamie into this habit, but that might have been a mistake. Cherry Vanilla Diet Pepsi was on sale at our local grocery store for $0.98/12 pack and we now have a dozen 12 packs in our house. It tastes okay and all, but Jamie doesn’t understand that he shouldn’t increase his soda habit just because they were only $0.08/can. It’s not really saving as much when he drinks twice as many.