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I have a love-hate relationship with coupons. Our relationships hasn’t always been strained but over the years we have had our differences. Don’t get me wrong, when I was pregnant five years ago I spent a lot of my free time clipping, organizing, and enjoying the thrill of saving. If anyone knew how to use coupons it was me. My family referred to me as freebie queen and frugalista because I was always taking advantage of a new deal. But as the years passed I became busy with many other things- working, school, parenting, and blogging. I just don’t have all that extra time to slave away, flipping through mailers and snipping until the wee hours of the night.
While my couponing skills have somewhat faded I have started to get back into the swing of things with the help of the Walgreens app and the ability to clip paperless coupons. Yes-paperless! I feel a rekindled romance coming on strong and I have a feeling this new method is going to help us save the big bucks for Toodie’s birthday trip in February. It’s never too soon to start saving and with school starting in less than two weeks, I needed to finish up her Kindergarten supply list anyways.
Before even thinking about leaving the house I prepared a list of the things I still needed to pick up. I’m a list maker. In fact, I have a list for the lists I make. That’s how I get things done around here! I also made sure that I had the Walgreens mobile app updated on my phone and my Balance Rewards card linked to ensure the most efficient shopping experience. Once I arrived to the store I browsed through the weekly ad and current promotions based on my location. I was able to look through several categories of savings including beauty, household, food, back to school, and much more.
Each coupon can only be used once and I made sure to keep this in mind when shopping. There were many pages of really great deals offered but I was mainly focused on the school supply section which was glowing with yellow sale tags! It looked like I had picked the perfect time to finish up my shopping because a lot of the items advertised were also already on sale.
Within minutes I was scrolling through the app and clicking the “clip to card” button on what I needed and a few other things that caught my eye. It was that easy and I scored extra savings on sale items. Once I was finished clipping I was able to sync the coupons to my Balance Rewards card.CHA-CHING!
Checking out was just as easy as the digital clipping. I didn’t even need to fish through my purse for my Balance Rewards card because everything needed was in my phone. The cashier scanned my items, zapped the bar code within the app, and voila- this girl saved 43%. That’s $17.80 in savings and extra money for our Disney trip fund.
Earlier this month I decided to make a “Disney Trip” jar for Toodie to keep in her room. This is a reminder that we have once again started to plan our second trip to Disney World! It’s exciting for all of us and it is also a fun way to encourage her to save for something BIG. Hopefully it will also teach her the importance of saving and being responsible with money.
With the savings from our most recent shopping trip we created a nice little nest egg to build off of. It will be interesting to see how much we can save before our vacation arrives. There is a Mickey Premium ice cream bar waiting for me!
The ability to clip paperless coupons with the Walgreens mobile app makes saving easy. It also gives me the ability to spend more time with my family and a way to contribute to our big family trip. Thanks to #CollectiveBias I fell in love with the thrill of saving all over again with #WalgreensPaperless coupons! How will you use paperless coupons to simplify your life?