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

  1. Laverne Fale says:

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

  2. Mate' says:

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

  3. Reina says:

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

  4. Alisha nagel says:

    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

  5. CHARISSE says:

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

    MAHALO…

  6. Geeq Magnisi says:

    Someone teach me please! I need to start saving money

  7. Geeq Magnisi says:

    Someone teach me please! I need to start saving money

  8. Geeq Magnisi says:

    Someone teach me please! I need to start saving money

  9. Peni says:

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

  10. Valerier76 says:

    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!

    • Peni says:

      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 :-)

  11. Ramiddleton10 says:

    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!

    • Peni says:

      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.

  12. Krista says:

    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!!

    • Peni says:

      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 ……
      =======================
      Paid Only ………………. $216.20
      That’s almost 50% off of my groceries.
      Or basically $211.64 of FREE money. ;-)

    • Peni says:

      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 ……
      =======================
      Paid Only ………………. $216.20
      That’s almost 50% off of my groceries.
      Or basically $211.64 of FREE money. ;-)

  13. beachgirl1 says:

    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!