So, you all know I'm not real experienced at this coupon thing. There's so much fine print and I'm a little bit worried that by the time I've found the right size and the right item, that when I get to the checkout I'm going to be one of those people that reads the coupon wrong and holds the line up for an hour while everyone glares at her. But when Blogher and Proctor and Gamble contacted me offering me a gift card to shop at my local Kroger store (which happens to be Fred Myer) I jumped at the chance to try. P @ G is running this new promotion where you buy 4 of their items and get $4 back so I figured this would be a great chance to ALSO grab a Sunday paper because P & G had a new sale flier out with lots of buy one, get one free coupons. See how my frugal mind works? I'm thinking I'm going to make that gift card stretch and get the few (I'm normally a generic kind of girl) brand name things that I love to use. So with flier and gift card in hand I set out to save some money. I got Tide ($1 off coupon), 2 Pantene conditioners (save $3 on two), Aussie conditioner and hairspray (BOGO Free) Cascade ($.25 off) and Crest 4D toothpaste ($.75 off) for $27.09.
Seasoned couponers, please have mercy. I'm well aware of the fact that you would have figured out a way to get all that stuff and have them pay you to take it out of the store.
So I'm waiting for my magical buy four, get $4 back thing to kick in at check-out but when I'm looking at the receipt all I see are my coupon deductions. "Maybe it comes in the mail?" I think as I'm driving away. But then how in the world would they know to send it to me. (Doesn't this scream newbie?) So I drive home and re-read the promo. Guess what! You have to have the Grocery Store's Rewards Card....which I don't.....but I do now. So I didn't actually get the $4 back but I know you could SERIOUSLY do a better job of that than I could.
So my challenge to you is this....
Go down to your local Kroger store and I give you full permission to kick my butt and then come back and gloat about it. Use those coupons from the Sunday paper and then get your $4 back and "neener, neener" me.
And while you're at it, go HERE and you can be one of 25 people who will win a $25 gift card to your local Kroger store.
On your mark, get set, GO!