Sometimes being a girl kind of stinks. Men – you can stop reading now. Trust me…there’s nothing in this post you’re going to appreciate.
There’s so many things we have to purchase that men (in general) don’t have to really worry about. And it adds up fast. Really fast. Girly things aint cheap. Probably because “they” know we need them and will buy them at whatever price. Boo. But – with coupons and a little planning…you can stick it to the man – and get your girl stuff cheap!
I went to Walgreens today – and here’s what I purchased:
3 Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color (I’m gonna go a little more auburn for fall)
1 Garnier Super Hold Hairspray
2 Schick Intuition Plus Razors (with refills!) — I love these things…shave soap built in. But they are SO expensive normally I can’t justify buying them.
2 boxes Playtex Tampons (18 ct)
Colgate Whitening Toothpaste
Full price, this stuff would have been close to $80. Just the razors alone are $11.99 each normally (highway robbery!). The hair color is 8 or 9 dollars a box typically…sometimes you can find it on sale for $5.99. Even on sale, this stuff comes to around 65 bucks. Like I said – being a woman just isn’t cheap. But!! I only spent $17.28 – and got a $2 coupon to use the next time I’m in Walgreens. So, like I spent $15.28.
You know what though…I’m actually a little annoyed, because the cashier wouldn’t let me use my $1 off coupon for my toothpaste…because I had more coupons than items. I was irritated, so didn’t think clearly enough to just grab a 39 cent candy or something and then use my coupon…silly me. I gotta convince myself that the dollar is not a big deal considering I saved over $50.
I used several coupons from my newspapers ($3 off each of the hair color, $1 off the hairspray) and printed others ($2 each box of tampons and Facebook gave me coupons for $4 off each of the razors…and they were buy-one-get-one-free). You can see all the scenarios at my fav couponing site – www.fabulesslyfrugal.com