SAVINGS: Part 3 – Here’s the Deal!


Understanding “How to Coupon” & BEAT the system to get free or cheap products plus make money! That is the real deal and we are here to help you understand just how to achieve this goal. 

Combining Coupons with Store Deals – You use your manufacturer coupon and a store coupon together when the store has an item on sale.

Example A: How to get the product for FREE + you make $2.01

Store:  Publix

Sale Date:  2/28-3/6

Product:  BIC Disposable Razors ($5.99)

Store Sale:  Publix is offering $2 off When you Buy 1

Manufacturer Coupon: Use 1 – $4.00 off of 1 – Printable Coupon from

Store Coupon:  Use 1 – $2.00 off of 1 – Purple Flyer found at Publix Store

Final Price:  FREE + $2.01 Overage (you just got paid to take home a free product)

Did you get that? I know, shocking right? Let’s do the math one more time

The Razor cost: $5.99

Store Sale: -$2.00 ($3.99)

MQ: -$4.00 ($0.01)

Publix Q: -$2.00 ($2.01)

Final Price +$2.01

You just got a FREE product plus you made $2.01 and that is how you maximize the use of your coupons!


Price Match – You can price match a product that you are using a coupon on if your store accepts “price matching” the store will match a competitor’s price if it’s lower. Every store has a different policy.

Example B: Walgreens has a one-day sale on toothbrushes for $1.99 and you have a manufacturer coupon for $4.00 off of 2. You are on your lunch break and the closest Walgreens is 10 minutes away but Walmart is in the same plaza, what do you do? You go to Walmart and tell them you want to price match the toothbrushes then you give them your manufacturer coupon.

Toothbrush cost: $2.99×2 ($5.98)

Price Match: -$2.00 ($3.98)

MQ: -$4.00/2 ($0.02)

Final Price +$0.02

You just got two FREE products plus you made $0.02 by price matching and using a manufacturer coupon. Awesome right?


Clearance/Reduced Price/Markdown items – You find a product that is on clearance and use a coupon to get an amazing deal!

Example C: CVS has Tresemme shampoo and conditioner on clearance for 75% off. You have a store coupon plus manufacturer coupons for that product. You buy 6 products and use 1 store coupon & 2 manufacturer coupons.

Shampoo cost:    $6.99×6 ($41.94)

Clearance price: -$5.24×6 (-$31.44) ($10.50)

Store Coupon:  -$3.00/$10.00 ($7.50)

MQ: Use 2  -$5.00/3 ($2.50)

Final Price  +$2.50

You just got 6 FREE products plus you made $2.50 by combining a clearance item with a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon.

These are just a few examples of deals from my favorite couponers going on for the month of March. They are amazing for taking their time to match-up the deals and putting all this information together. If it wasn’t for them I’d probably not know about all the awesome deals going on.

Couponing can save you a lot of money every month! When you combine the coupons with store deals you end up getting free products plus you make money! We hope you are enjoying this series on savings so far. In Part 4: of SAVINGS, we will talk about a few couponing tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. I’ll also tell you all about the most popular coupon acronyms also known as coupon lingo! You’ll be talking the talking and cruising the aisles right into saving bank!


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Annie Makhanlall is The Co-owner & Founder of Spectacular Creations – South Florida, LLC., and Broward Mom Collective, LLC. She brings creativity and sparkle to everything that she does. Her designs include the most exquisite personalized gifts and her followers are always looking forward to using her savvy couponing skills! She manages her “Sparkle Empire” smoothly while staying super busy with her two sassy girls. She’s is the mom that walks down the hall with 2 bookbags on her shoulders; lunch bags in one hand and coffee in the other all the while managing to take pictures of her daughters… Yes, that is Annie! Amidst her busy schedule, she also continues to volunteer and give back to her community. A never-ending sharpie box readily accessible, she is constantly organizing in the hopes of finding the best alternative to simplify life. Annie’s ability to do all this while still making time for her favorite things is inspirational. She enjoys spending quality time with her family; creating arts and crafts; holding nostalgic family picnics at the park; baking and decorating delicious cookies and adding glitter to just about everything she does!


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