For those of you who expected to find a frugal pudding recipe in this post, I’m sorry to disappoint you. But keep reading! This post is to demonstrate that the proof is in the pudding. Last week I combined many of the shopping tips that I have been posting and I want to share this experience to show you that these things really do work!
As I was flipping through the weekly sales ads from the Sunday paper, I noticed that Walgreens had Almay cosmetics on sale – buy one get one 50% off. Honestly, I kept turning the pages, because this wasn’t that great of a deal, and I had no need for these products at the moment. However, a couple days later, I received an email from Freefly.com that told me what I already knew about the Almay BOGO. It also told me a couple of things that I didn’t know. First, there was a link for a coupon for $5 off 2 Almay products. Since this link took me to coupons.com, I found the coupon at InboxDollars.com instead, since I get paid to use coupons printed from this site. (You can too, if you click here to register with InboxDollars.com.) Second, Walgreens was offering $2 off each Almay product with in-store coupons. (You have to ask the cashier to use these coupons.) Put it all together and what did I get? Four FREE Almay products – two eye shadows and two colored lip balms. Plus the cash I earned for redeeming the coupons from InboxDollars.com. But wait! Theres’s more! After completing the transaction at Walgreens, the very friendly cashier handed me my recipt along with a coupon code to enter at AlmaySpringRenewal.com to receive a FREE (including shipping) cosmetic bag! Bonus!!
The lesson? With limited effort, I was able to score free products by putting my penny-pinching prowess to practice. (Say that 10 times fast!) Now that you can see that these skills have value, register for MsPennyPincher.com to receive emails notifying you of new ideas that you can put into action.
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