It is done! I can now proudly present season 1 of my upcoming blog series: The Poor Man’s Guide to Coupons – season 1
It will be a beginners guide to using coupons as a person with limited means and not like all the middle class people you see on YouTube! The first season will be dedicated to the basic principals of couponing. I can also announce that there WILL a second season with even more basics and busting a couple of the most common myths about Couponing and extreme Couponing.
I can also give you an “Episode Guide” or a “Chapter List” of this season.
Episode Guide / Chapter List
- What are coupons (and rebates) and why should you be using them?
- Different types of rebates, coupons and deductions and how to combine them
- The store’s own rebate-, loyalty-, and club card. Why you SHOULD use them!
- Where do I get coupons?
- How to read coupons to avoid doing it wrong
- The shops’ sell cycles and own rebates in combination with your coupons.
- Different store chains = different coupon policies. Learn to read them and memorize the most important parts.
- Store your coupons correctly and keep them up to date
- Couponers Anonymous
- Practical tips before, during and after a haul!
The first episode will be out in March!
So this week my local ICA shop has some amazing deals on baking stuff, and so I had to take advantage with all the holidays coming up.
- 2x2kg flour 1.50€
- 2x1kg butter 3€
- 10 eggs 1€
- Muffin forms 50c/pack
- 4 tubes of toothpaste 4€
- 2 bottles of shampoo 2€
- 4 packs of freezer bags 2.50€
The butter, eggs and flour will come in handy when I start my Christmas baking next month!
I went to the shop to find coupons, not to shop, but then I found their 50% off shelves… at most I was going to buy some cheap meat that’s about to expire. I didn’t just buy crap, the things I actually bought I need.
Nothing was expired, every food thing is perfectly within date and edible. This time I got:
- 4 six packs of Pepsi Max
- 4 packs of gel packs for the toilet
- 2 bottles of organic apple cider
- 2 small bottles of cloudy, organic apple juice
- 2 taco kits
- 2 Tetra Pak of organic sour milk
- 2 packs of cleaning cloths
- 1 pack of garbage bags
- 2 chocolates protein puddings
- 1 special gel pack for the toilet
Total cost: 34€
Before rebates: 68€!
I went to the shop today and got the best deals of this week! I was supposed to get ecological yogurt as well, but they were out and won’t have any until tomorrow, so I’m going back then. I also bought the wrong brand of soda, I accidentally bought the one that wasn’t on sale – so I need to change that as well.
Not everything I bought is in the picture, but almost. This week I got:
- 2 bags of spaghetti for 10kr/bag (1kg/bag) (1€/bag)
- 2 packs of chicken nugget from Max. These are DELICIOUS, buy them if you can – they are terrific! They only cost 35kr/box (3.50€/box)
- 2 toothbrushes, 2 for 15kr (1.50€/2)
- 1kg ecological carrots 10kr (1€)
- Soda 5kr/bottle (50 cents/bottle)
- 2 loaves of bread 10kr/loaf (1€/loaf)
This will last me a while, along with the other food I bought last week.
I went to the shop for the first time since I moved two days ago and I got a lot of goodies at a great price. Plus I treated myself to a couple of prawn cocktails too! Included in the haul, but not in the picture below – due to lack of space were:
- 2 large Falukorv, a Swedish sausage. You can easily get four meals out of one of them. (15 kr/sausage)
- 2 bottles of mustard (9 kr/bottle)
- One large bottle bottle of ketchup (20kr/bottle)
- One pack of mini baguttes (5kr)
- One whole chicken (29:90kr/kg)
- 3 bags of pasta (5kr/bag)
- 4 small bottles of cream (2 for 15kr)
- 2 kg rice (15kr/kg)
- Two pizza kits (15kr/kit)
- 4 bags of grated cheese (5kr/bag)
- Curry and cinnamon (10kr/bottle)
These are only the good deals, I didn’t include the other things I had to buy since that would only be boring. But all in all I saved about 20-25% on my bill and I’ve got food for about two weeks. The cost would be about 250 SEK per week, or about 25€.