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Oct 13

How to buy your personal care items for pennies on the dollar

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How do I buy personal care products for pennies on the dollar?

One of the things I love about couponing is not running out of something and having to go to the store at the last minute! You know what I mean, squeezing the last of the toothpaste so you can run to the store after work instead of at 10 o’clock at night!

When you coupon, not only are you are able to purchase personal care products for pennies on the dollar, you are able to put away enough for your family so you have what you need. Now, I am not talking about the enormous stockpile you see on THAT show, but just enough to last for 6 months or so. This creates a domino effect to your grocery budget, as it eliminates the need to purchase these items at full price, and you aren’t purchasing them as often, so you can buy the staples your family needs, reducing your out of pocket expense for groceries and personal care products.

Now, let me give you an example about how you can purchase these items for just pennies. I went to my favorite grocery store, Publix, for bread. Now I hate to pay full price now for anything so take a look at what I bought:

(1) loaf bread (what I went in for)

(6) Dial for Men Bodywash

(2) Axe Deodorant

(2) Vitamelts Vitamins

How much would you expect to pay  for these items? $40? I saved almost $50 on this trip and spend less that what the bread cost: .64!!! Now, some cynics would say “but , what are you going to do with 6 bottles of bodywash?” The answer to that is easy. Set it aside, and use it, later. I paid nothing for it, and won’t have to spend $5 on it when I run out, like they will.

The secret to shopping in this way is to know your stores’ coupon policy. A good CWI ambassador never tries to “cheat the system” but knows how to use coupons the proper way to make smart purchases.

In this order, the first coupon I used was a $5/30 Winn Dixie coupon. My Publix takes them and that reduced my total automatically by $5. I also combined Store and Manufacturer coupons on the Axe products, and combined Competitor and Manufacturer coupons on the Vitamelts. The Dial was on sale BOGO, and I am allowed to use 2 coupons on a BOGO sale, per Publix policy.

So hopefully, you can see the benefits of using coupons to purchase your personal care products, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments below.

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