This is a prime example of Extreme Couponing! I decided to stockpile Mentos gum when it was on sale for 10/$10 at Kroger this past week. There was a coupon for $.55/1 that matched so I made the decision to order 200 coupons. At our store this coupon doubles to $1.00/1.
Why? I have 2 reasons. #1 why would I not? It was FREE! #2 my hubby loves this gum and chews it daily. It was stockpile time for me!
After I placed an order for 200 coupons I called my local Kroger and placed an order with the store manager for 200 bottles of Mentos Gum. They were very nice and asked what flavors I wanted. I did not have to pay in advance I just placed the order and gave them my phone number to call me when it came in. I did tell them when I ordered that I was using coupons and they said that was no problem.
When they called I went in and of course had 200 coupons to redeem. My total OOP expense at the store was $12.00 sales tax.
Extreme Couponing – 200 Bottles of Mentos Gum = $28
My final total was 200 coupons x $.08 = $16.00
Sales Tax = $12.00
Final OOP Expense = $28.00 for 200 bottles of gum or $.14 per bottle! The gum normally retails for $1.50 a bottle so this was a great deal.
If you are going to order in bulk or try to redeem “large quantities” of coupons I highly suggest ordering. It was so easy and the manager and customer service department were so nice about it. They were actually happy that I ordered in advance as to not “clear the shelves” and they were fine that I used coupons!
The manager actually hugged me before I left! 🙂
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