I love chocolate. And Twizzlers. And gummy bears. Let’s just summarize it, I love candy. But, I refuse to spend a ton of money funding a habit that is bad for me anyway. Especially since self-employment means that I am around my kitchen A LOT. So, I save as many ways as possible.
My favorite savings time for sweets just passed – Valentine’s Day. But another one is around the corner – Mother’s Day. If you wait for the day-after sales for holidays like those at places like Walgreens, you can have your fix without breaking your budget.
So, first you target your post-holiday binge time. Then you hunt for a general coupon to use too. For example, there is a Walgreens area at Groupon Coupons. The day I wrote this post, there was a 20% off general coupon available.
If there isn’t an easy to find online coupon, think about joining a company mailing list. I have an email I just use for promotions and stuff like this. I then sign up to be spammed on purpose by places like CVS and Walgreens. Then I print off the coupons or use my smart phone to claim the deals I want to use when they arrive in my inbox.
Overall, I can end up getting about 20% off of candy that is already discounted 50%-75%. It ends up allowing me to stock up from holiday to holiday with things like large $3 boxes of chocolates and bags of other candy for as little at 25 cents.
Useful on Healthy Stuff Too
I also use coupons and specials at the same time to stock up on our health-related items in this way. For example, my husband is supposed to use a fancy toothpaste and mouth wash by a company called Close-Sys. Using coupons for 20%-30% off when we can find them literally saves us $100+ a year.
Do you have a way to save on your sweets or other vices? How about your pricey health care stuff?