Couponing can be overwhelming, especially in the beginning when you are learning all the new lingo and rules and somebody says, “I just got this awesome deal at Rite Aid by stacking a Video Value, plus a manufacture coupon I found in the P&G insert with a sale and then rolled my +UP Reward to lower my out of pocket expensive even more!” (Check out Frugal Living NW Ultimate Guide to Couponing if that entire sentence was like reading a foreign language.)
Learning to coupon, clipping coupons and shopping deals can be a fun task to do with a friend. It helps with the mundane task of organizing your coupons each week (or each month) and it is always helpful to have an extra set of eyes to glance over the ad to see what you might have missed.
Having a friend also brings confidence in using your coupons at the register. Couponing can be intimidating and even a bit scary (as in your stomach gets in knots, your hands sweat and all color drains from your face) as you try recalling all the steps necessary to successfully complete your transaction.
In the end, taking a friend couponing can be helpful on the nerves or just another way to hang out together.
Here is a great way to spend some of your +UP Rewards either from last week or continue to roll them this week with a friend:
(2) Tampax Tampons (40 ct) $5.75 (shelf price $5.99)
(2) Gillette Venus Spa Breeze (2 ct) $9.59 (shelf price $9.99)
Total Before Coupons: $30.68
Used (2) $.50/1 coupons from 4/28 P&G insert
Used (2) $3/1 coupons from 4/7 RP insert
Used $14 +UP Rewards from last week
Paid $9.68, Received $10 +UP Reward
Rite Aid Gift Card Balance: $13.16
+UP Rewards for next week: $10
Now it’s your turn. Do you coupon shop with a friend?
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