Walgreens 6-19-11
Aloha,
I had just started cutting and collecting coupons this month.

After cutting from the local paper, I found that I could also purchase some on eBay, which I did. As I went though the coupons, I thought I won’t need most of those, as I do not purchase these products, and I figure I would just collect it and see if I could repost it on eBay or give them away. Well, I thought wrong.

1st Tip: Keep all your coupons, you never know what sales will come up, and believe me; you will change your mind in purchasing a product when you know you can get it for FREE.

Well after receiving my email from The Krazy Coupon Lady (TKCL), I read up on Walgreens and saw the possible savings with the P&G Coupons, which I still happen to have.

So I had my daughter drop me off for an hour while she went to pick up some extra Sunday inserts from her cousin’s house. I did my shopping for the Old Spice, Gillette and A &H, and then walked around to check on other items and prices.

I was a bit nervous going to the register thinking I would have to argue with the clerk in using so many coupons, but it wasn’t like that.

Transaction 1 – to get $5 rewards.
Fushion Proglide Razor retail $12.99 on sale for $9.98 – $4 MFC = 5.89 + .47 tax = $6.36
Walgreen Register Rewards for Fushion Proglide Razor = $5.00, actual cost = $1.36

Transaction 2 – to use $5 rewards.
2/16oz Gillette Body Wash @ $5.49 ea = $10.98
Gillette Body Wash MFC @$2.00, B1G1 Free MFC $5.49, Walgreen Store discount coupon $2.00
Cost with coupons = $1.49

2/16oz Old Spice Body Wash @ $5.49 ea = $10.98
Old Spice Body Wash MFC @$1.00, B1G1 Free MFC $5.49, Walgreen Store discount coupon $2.00,
Additional savings when you buy one Old Spice Body Wash, 2nd at 50% off $2.75, (not advertised)
Cost with coupons/store savings = (.26)

Arm & Hammer Deodorant $3.99 – $1 MFC – $2.50 store coupon = .49

6 Twix Coconut bars 3/$2 = $4.00

Sales tax for above = .94

Actual Cost for transaction 2 = $6.66 – $5.00 Register rewards = $1.66

TOTAL AMOUNT PAID, ONLY $3.02!

2nd Tip: Keep the register rewards for another time.

I got so excited with the savings that I should have kept the register rewards for another time and for an item that was $5 or more, skip the Twix and just paid about $1.72 and the tax. But hey, I’m happy. And it is a learning process.

Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady!

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33 thoughts on “1st Time: Extreme Couponing in Hawaii”

Hi today is yhe first day that im learning how to coupon. Would love to get help from experienced people like you.

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Aloha. Mother of 4 boys with hours at work cut looking to start couponing. Im trying to start couponing. Not having any luck. Would love to get help from someone more experienced in doing this. I think that I am doing something wrong and not benefiting from it.

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Hi I would love to know how to coupon as well! I would love to know how to save better! I am a mommy of two and any savings would help a lot especially living in Hawaii. Please any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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Please help me I really want to coupon I have 3 little girl and my boyfriend and we only have one income to support up please really interested

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You can also go on coupons.com and clip coupons from there and they have tons! Hope that helps a bit!

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I love coupon-ing!! IT’s fun and easy. Definitely is like a second job but so worth it.

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Moving to Maui!! Do grocery stores double coupons in Maui??

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ALOHA, 70 LIVINGON ONLY SOCIAL SECURITY. NEED HELP TO DO COUPONING. jeanne68delacruz@yahoo.com. i live in waianae. i also have disabled hubby. please give me any hints you have on couponing. mahalo. grannie jeanne

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Aloha I just Start couponing I also live on the west side of Oahu…. In nanakuli. If you need help with couponing…… Please email me localgurl1981@gmail.com my name is penny thanks 🙂

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i need to learn how too!!!

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I need to learn how to do this too!! Help!!

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Need to learn too! I live in Waimanalo but can meet in town

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I’m a single parent struggling to make ends meet please help me learn how to coupon in Hawaii.

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Aloha, I live in Salt Lake and am so interested in learning to coupon. PLsssssss help me….I can meet you…..thanks

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Laverne
Really want to learn please help! I live in Waipahu

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I live in the Ewa Beach area would love to learn how to coupon .

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I am willing to learn the trick of this couponing I can someone teach me how

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I do a lil bit of couponing but I am new to Hawaii rules and stores and could use the help! Steadykween@msn.com thank you

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ALOHA I LIVE IN HAWAII AND I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN LEARNING …PLEASE CAN YOU HELP, MRS.C.SIAOSI@GMAIL.COM

MAHALO…

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Someone teach me please! I need to start saving money

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Someone teach me please! I need to start saving money

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Someone teach me please! I need to start saving money

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Aloha beachgirl1, I live in the Honolulu-Kalihi area. Much Mahalo.

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thanks for this…i live in aiea and just started to research couponing since i have another addition to the family…didnt really think we could do it here because…well…we are in hawaii and we dont always get to save as much as the mainland…this is a great motivation for me to clip coupons and try it out…thanks!

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Aloha Valerier76. Feel free to contact me. I would like to meet people in Hawaii who we all can help each other, as it is the “Aloha Spirit.” Yesterday, I did shopping at Safeway and got my shopping down to about a 50%. Much Mahalo for your post and keep couponing 🙂

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Hello. My best friend is Moving to HI with her husband in the service. I am helping her start couponing over here before she leaves. We were wondering if you know what stores are on Oahu in the area of Wailua. also if there is a site over there like this one but that is done by someone local. Please email me any information. it is very apprciated!!! ramiddleton10@yahoo.com

thank you so much!

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I’ll be happy to help your friend. Which “Wailua” town is she going to be moving too? We have a couple on different islands. I’ll be sending you an email. Much mahalo.

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So glad that I came across this. My father and his wife live in Hawaii and don’t believe that they can get good deals in HI like we can on the mainland. Now I can show them this and be like, seeeeee, you can!!

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Aloha Krista, I just did did some grocery shopping yesterday at Safeway.
Retail Price ……………….. $437.56
w/Club Card Savings ….
w/Clipped Coupons ….
Additional Savings ……
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Paid Only ………………. $216.20
That’s almost 50% off of my groceries.
Or basically $211.64 of FREE money. 😉

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Aloha Krista, I just did did some grocery shopping yesterday at Safeway.
Retail Price ……………….. $437.56
w/Club Card Savings ….
w/Clipped Coupons ….
Additional Savings ……
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Paid Only ………………. $216.20
That’s almost 50% off of my groceries.
Or basically $211.64 of FREE money. 😉

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Great job and I love HI; where in Hawaii do you live? We love the Waikiki and Honolulu area best my kids and husband! Aloha to you!

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Aloha beachgirl1, I live in the Honolulu-Kalihi area. Much Mahalo.

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Starting to cupon. I live and work in kalihi if any one wants to meetup and help each other do couponing :)!!! kamalei96@hotmail.com

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