Today I stopped at Bath & Body Works to see what was left from their big semi-annual clearance sale. It was the last day, and I was hoping for some great deals.
They had a few 90% off items, as well as some 75% off items that I picked up. They also had a special "buy 3 get 3 free" for bath gels, lotions and body sprays.
I walked out with 6 bottles of bath gel, 1 bottle of lotion, 1 bottle of hand soap, 1 bottle of body spray and 3 bottles of anti-bac for only $34.35. The total retail cost was over $100!
One of the reasons I paid so little was because I had a coupon that they sent me in the mail for $10 off $30. When I received it, I immediately put it in my coupon wallet, which I keep in my purse. This way, whenever I am out, I have my coupons with me!
I also take the few minutes to fill out surveys that are included at the bottom of receipts. I rarely call the ones that offer the "chance" to win a gift certificate, but I always fill out the ones that offer $$$ off a future purchase. My receipt today offered a code for $10 off $30, and a recent restaurant visit offered $3 off a future visit. These codes usually have close expiration dates, so keep track of those.
I keep these receipts in my coupon wallet as well. It helps me always have the chance to save money when I'm out -- even if I didn't plan a visit to a particular store. I have a cute coupon wallet I received as a gift, but even an envelope tucked into your purse with coupons can help you save!