My First Extreme Couponing Haul!

My First Extreme Couponing Haul! | Pearl 'Penny' Lane Soliz | Proverbs 31 Mentor | HappyLittleMomma.com | Remote Administrative Assistance and eBusiness Skills Training for Busy Mompreneurs

Extreme couponing. You’ve seen it on t.v. You’ve heard the crazy stories about paying less than a dollar for over $100 worth of home supplies. Maybe you’ve even shaken your fist at that unknown but really rude shopaholic that cleared your favorite toothpaste off the shelves during a sale.

If you’ve read my previous posts about treasure hunting at Goodwill and tightening the grocery budget, you know I have a newfound appreciation for penny pinching. What originally felt like my husband punishing me has become an exciting adventure now that we are separated and I don’t mean that in a bad way!

Every dollar I save now goes into my one-adult, two-kids budget. Obviously, we’ve got bills to pay but we also want to go on some fun adventures. The more I earn and save, the more we can do. Which makes ‘treasure hunting’ – and therefore extreme couponing – so much more seductive!

My First Extreme Couponing Haul

Okay so enough with the intro. Just how good (or bad!) did I make out on my first-ever extreme (for me) couponing haul and would I do it again?

My haul took place in one city, over two days, and included only four stores: CVS, Dollar General, H.E.B. (a Texas grocery chain) and Walgreens. This is what I got for a total of $43.89:

  • (6) Glade Hawaiian Breeze air freshener (8oz)
  • (6) Glade Red Honeysuckle air freshener (8oz)
  • (5) Big Roll toilet paper – [1,000] 1 ply sheets
  • (5) Smile and Save paper towels – [56] 2 ply sheets
  • (3) Gain Flings
  • (3) Garnier Whole Blends Avocado Oil + Shea Butter shampoo (12.5oz)
  • (3) Garnier Whole Blends Avocado Oil + Shea Butter conditioner (12.5oz)
  • (2) Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures shampoo (12.5oz)
  • (2) Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures conditioner (12.5oz)
  • (2) Pantene Repair + Protect shampoo (12oz)
  • (2) Pantene Repair + Protect conditioner (12oz)
  • (2) Tide Pods
  • (2) Crest ProHealth mouthwash (33.8oz)
  • (2) Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste (4oz)
  • (2) Colgate MaxFresh with Whitening toothpaste (6oz)
  • (2) Dove Extra Hold hairspray (7oz)
  • (2) Speed Stick Gear Overtime deodorant (2.7oz)
  • (1) Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Dream Care shampoo (12.6oz)
  • (1) Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Dream Care conditioner (12.6oz)
  • (1) Garnier Fructis Moisture Lock with Cactus Extract shampoo (12.6oz)
  • (1) Garnier Fructis Moisture Lock with Cactus Extract conditioner (12.6oz)
  • (1) Irish Spring Gear 3-in-1 (18oz)
  • (1) Crest Scope Outlast (33.8oz)
  • (1) Old Spice Forming Creme (100ml)
  • (1) Garnier Fructis Grow Strong 2-in-1 (12.5oz)
  • (1) Dove Intense Repair Shampoo (12oz)
  • (1) Dove Intense Repair Conditioner (12oz)
  • (1) Gain Island Fresh (64oz)
  • (1) BIC Comfort Pivot 3 (3ct)
  • (1) L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Daily Care shampoo (12.6oz)
  • (1) L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Daily Care conditioner (12.6oz)
  • (1) Oral-B Pro-Health Jr. Frozen (Elsa) toothbrush
  • (1) Orbit Spearmint sugarfree gum (14pcs)

While I know that a pro would have done better, I am super pleased with the results of this first, serious, extreme couponing excursion. After all, I had the one class over a year ago. Needless to say, YES! I am TOTALLY doing this again!

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Have you tried extreme couponing? How did your experience turn out?

Wishing you much peace, happiness, and success,
Pearl 'Penny' Lane Soliz | Proverbs 31 Mentor | The Blogging VA™ | Remote Administrative Assistance and eBusiness Skills Training for Busy Mompreneurs
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Pearl 'Penny' Lane-Soliz is a cheesy joke addicted homeschooler, gamer’s momma, family travel advocate, and pet lover on "an epic adventure for peace, happiness, and success". She is the proud momma of two fabulous children and most likely to be found plotting a kid-friendly adventure while using her smartphone to blog, vlog, and connect on social media. Read more ...

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