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I recently took the advice of my die-hard friends who coupon to get rainchecks from Giant Eagle (again). I’m so glad I took the time to do it.  I’ve asked for rainchecks a couple of times over the past several months and it has paid off!

It was only maybe a week or so ago that Giant Eagle had these 2 pack giant paper towels by Marcal on sale for $2 a pack and I had a few coupons for $2 off and several more for $1.50 off. Likewise the Blistex lip balm was on sale $1 a pack and I had coupons for$1 off 2. I picked up rainchecks making sure to ask for a larger quantity than I probably needed-( I could always choose to buy less, but couldn’t add to it later).  When the sales ended, the stock increased (go figure).  Aside from any sales tax I owed here is what that picture above cost me:

6 packs of Blistex Lip Balm  .50 each = $3.00 (raincheck for sale price  & coupons)

3 packs of giant 2 roll packs of Marcal paper towels (6 rolls)=  FREE (raincheck for sale price & coupons)

6 packs of giant 2 roll packs of Marcal paper towels (12 rolls)=   $3.00  (raincheck for sale price & coupons)

2 boxes of 40ct Snuggle dryer sheets  ( priced at $1.99 and I had 2 /$2 off coupons) = FREE

16 cans of Cambells Chicken Noodle/Tomato Soups on sales + coupons = .40 x16 = $6.40

plus $1.82 in sales tax…

Total $14.22  -for 18 rolls of giant paper towels, 16 cans of soup, 80 dryer sheets and 6 lip balms.

So, how much did using rainchecks save me? Well as I can recall  (before sales tax) the Marcal towels were $3.69 per pack I bought $33.21 worth , the Blistex were $1.49 each and I bought  $8.94 worth…total $42.15. I guarantee you I wouldn’t have bought all of that at those prices. Rainchecks allowed me the affordability to stock up!! And I was just talking about the 2 products I used rainchecks for…I saved so much using coupons for the other things as well.

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Tracy Zdelar

Owner/Editor at Hall of Fame Moms
Tracy writes about homeschooling and just about anything related to family life in Ohio here on the blog. Strong honest views will surface from time to time on topics related to truth, faith and freedom. **Check out my notebooks and Bible Memory Coloring Notebook workbooks for Adults & Teens by clicking my name.