This brought my January coupon total to $132.35, so I’m off to a great start for the year! This year I’m keeping track by month and by business. I spent and saved the most at Walgreens and Shop n Save in January, saving $56.43 at Walgreens. This included a free laundry detergent ($6.99) and a free shaving cream ($4.29) that I earned from various special offers.
My Shop n Save total was $66.90. This included a free box of Splenda ($3.08), Free Granola Bars ($3.17) and one Thursday trip for $10.00 off $50. On Sunday, I also used $6 in coupons earned from various SnS Deals, and also earned another $5 off $50 or more for February.
Other January highlights include $3 off my haircut for going on Tuesday. I also discovered that if I buy a carwash at the Circle K by my house, I get so much off of gas. Took advantage of that twice this month due to the snow and saved a total of .62 cents. One quick trip to Schnucks saved .55 cents for Williams Chili Seasoning which SnS doesn’t carry. And I saved $4.75 at Target on Sunday. This includes $3 off in coupons, but another $1.75 which I’m counting from other deals I found. Target had my Friskies canned cat food for .42 cents a can, as opposed to the .47 cents a can I pay at SnS. That’s an additional .75 cents off which I can appreciate. The same goes for my IAMS dogfood which was $1 cheaper than SnS, $18.00 for the large bag as opposed to $19. With $1 coupons off both of these items, it was definitely worth it and I will consider a special trip to Target again just to save here.
I also took a quick browse at the travel size items at Target and searched my coupons for deals that I might could squeeze out here. Unfortunately, most coupons for things like toothpaste, deo, or mouthwash exclude travel size. A recent question came up at my coupon clipping group about the travel size Tide though. Tide coupons for $1 off usually don’t state any exclusion. The travel size Tide is only .97 cents and only 1 load, but if you have a lot of Tide coupons, this could add up to several free loads. I was going to try it, but decided against it. Maybe next time.
I know the year just started, but if I save at least this much every month this year, I will have increased my savings total by $300 over last year. Not bad. Here’s hoping I can do even more!