Wednesday, March 24, 2010

If You Are Spending One Cent On Bath and Beauty Products, You Are Spending TOO Much!

The products in the picture did NOT cost me a single penny. I got them all for FREE and NO I did not steal them. It is easy and you can do it too.

I have mentioned before that I save an average of $5-$10 on coupons on our food per shopping trip. I don't use very many coupons on food, because I don't see too many food coupons on products that we consume. But, that is not the case for bath and body products that we use every day, such as dental and eye products, soaps, shampoos, hair gels, feminine hygiene products, and razors.

I shop for those products at stores like Rite-Aid and CVS. Walgreens is another store that offers a similar program, but it is not in my area. With a combination of coupons and those stores' rebate programs, I am able to score all of our bath and body products at no cost to us. There might be an initial out-of-pocket expense, but I will get that back in the form of a rebate check.

Does the word rebate make you think that there is extra work involved? Rite-Aid's rebate program can be done on-line where you simply enter your receipts and at the end of every month you request your check. CVS's rebate program is called Extra Care Bucks(ECB) and the rebate is printed at the bottom of the receipt in the form of a coupon. I use those coupons to purchase other rebated items that we need and this keeps those ECBs rolling.

I really don't spend too much time organizing my purchases, because there are plenty of "Deals" bloggers that do this for me. I just keep an ongoing list of our needs and when I see that those things are FREE after rebate, I do my shopping.

Here are a few(among many) sites that post weekly store deals:

Do you spend a lot of money on bath and beauty products? Please, let us know in the comments. Also, if you are a "Deals" blogger who posts weekly store deals, let us know about it in the comments.

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  1. Thanks for the info! I'll have to start doing that.

  2. Great post! It is amazing all the thing you can get for FREE with coupons! Thanks for link love!

  3. Just this week I decided I was going to try this method at Walgreens. Thanks for the info.

  4. It is amazing what you can get for free but I have to be honest,when it comes to bath and beauty - in fact if it goes down the sink/shower/etc in any way shape or form - I am very picky and am fastidious about reading the ingredients label, making my decisions based on that info and avoid items that have harmful chemicals. Granted, many escape my scrutiny because I do not know all the different names that certain chemicals go under and then not all have to be included --- but I try :-(

  5. It IS amazing what you can get for free with just a little know how. I have finicky and sensitive skin, so I have to be pretty choosy about what I use on my skin. (Also, I have a little love for some of the luxury cosmetics out there.) Still, you can get a deal if you comparison shop online and use a coupon code. It ain't free, but, for me, it's worth it. One of life's little indulgences that I allow myself.


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