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Posted: February 22, 2017
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Part of the ABC’s of Couponing Guide

How to Get The Most Out of

Costco vs. Couponing: Which is cheaper?

“Is it cheaper to buy at a wholesale place like Sam’s Club or BJ’s or Costco, or to coupon?”  I have received this email several times, and so I decided to investigate to determine where you can get the most bang for your buck.

First you have to know what price you should be holding out for with a coupon deal.  I have created several Stock Up prices guides and I am constantly updating them and adding new products.  Email me if you find a stock up price that isn’t on my list and you’d like it added.

Stock Up Prices: Prices a couponer should pay for the following items by purchasing them on sale and/or with coupons:

Next, I went to Costco in Utah and checked out several prices.  Keep in mind that they do not accept manufacturer coupons. To compare apples to apples, I wrote down the price per unit.

In general, I was mortified by Costco’s prices and found them much higher for all hygiene, baby care items, and most foods (cereal, pasta, etc…) then what I am willing to pay.  Here’s some examples:

 

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Diapers Huggies size 3 228ct.  $39.99 (or $.18 per diaper) Huggies  size 3 40ct. (Jumbo size) $5.50 is my price point on these, $.13 per diaper, but as couponers we get these for even less regularly!
Baby Formula Similac 34 oz. $27.89 or $.82 per ounce Similac 25 oz. $9.99 or $.40 per ounce – we get great coupons for these and Enfamil.If you haven’t signed up for both of their mailing lists, I would! They mail out some killer coupons!
Bounty Paper Towels $1.85 per roll
$0.55 per roll
Sugar $.56/lb if you bought the largest bag at the cheapest price
$.30/lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts $2.79/lb 1.49/lb (we don’t get many coupon deals on this, but by watching sales I can buy when the price is low and stock up in my freezer!)
Razors $19.99 for set of 10 nice Gillette disposable razors Free – $0.50 per razor
Fruit/Veggies Not sure about Costco, but Sam’s Club has great prices on fruits/veggies during the non-season of the items.  This is one thing you may want to buy, where produce is expensive, you can save $$ Best deal if you buy veggies during the on-season.

Now there are some great deals at warehouse stores:

  • Cheese and organic produce seemed really cheap!  Although Smith’s has some yummy cheese that goes on sale sometimes.
  • Prescription medications – I couldn’t test this one out, but I’ve heard they are 40% cheaper then at regular pharmacies.
  • Electronics & ink cartridges – These seemed priced fairly low!
  • Gas savings: Gas was $.18 per gallon cheaper at Costco then the gas station I normally fill up at, thus getting a membership and filling up just for the gas savings would be worth it if you commute to work or drive a lot in general.   It would take 266 gallons to “cancel out” the $40 yearly membership fee.   I calculated that I use around 750 gallons of gas per year.   This, of course, is based on my gas mileage in my car (it’s horrible!) and the miles I drive on average per year, so your totals may be very different!  Also, if the gas station is clear out of your way and you won’t be using it often, that wouldn’t make sense to get a membership just for that!
  • Gift Cards: My friends who shop at Costco (I personally only go with my friends and I don’t have a membership) tell me they often score 20% off gift cards to various places!

So where can you get the most bang for your buck?  It depends on what you are buying!

Posted: January 16, 2017
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Reasons To Get Amazon Prime + How to Get it FREE (1)

What is Amazon Prime?

If you are a member of Amazon Prime you can get Free 2 Day Shipping on Any Order! I debated for a long time on whether or not it was worth it to sign up for Amazon Prime.  But after I did, I decided quickly it was definitely worth it.  It gives you Amazon Family for free, free songs and movies, and tons more.  I use it often and feel it is worth the yearly cost.

If you are a member of Amazon Prime, you get Free 2 Day Shipping on any order (No Minimum), or upgrade to One Day Shipping for just $3.99 per item.  Amazon items are tax free in 45 states so the savings will add up!  There is an annual membership fee of $99 OR $10.99 a month. Eligible customers can try out a membership by starting a Free Amazon Prime Trial.

Top 15 Reasons To Get Amazon Prime:

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  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items! When shipping to select metro areas, Prime members also get FREE Same-Day Delivery on over a million items and FREE 2-hour delivery with Prime Now on daily essentials and groceries. With FREE release-date delivery on eligible pre-order items, you can enjoy highly anticipated books, movies, and video games as soon as possible.
  • No Minimum Order sizes to snag your free shipping!You get unlimited deliveries with no minimum order size, and with millions of eligible items, the options are practically limitless.

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  • Amazon Prime Instant Video: Enjoy unlimited instant streaming of over 50,000 movies and TV shows. Anywhere, anytime.  These work on your computer, Kindle Fire HD, Amazon Fire TV, game consoles, smart TVs, mobile phones and other streaming devices.

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  • Prime Music: Unlimited, ad-free access to over 2 million songs
  • Read free books each month through Kindle First and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

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  • Prime ReadingPrime Music is a music streaming benefit featuring a growing selection of two million songs, Alexa voice-integration, and personalized recommendations at no additional cost with your Amazon Prime Membership. Unlock even more music with Amazon Music Unlimited, plus get an exclusive Prime member discount.

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  • FREE Amazon Family Membership: This gives you 20% off all Diapers purchases, plus if you have 5+ items on any months Subscribe & Save subscriptions, you get 20% off of each item too.  The items do not have to be baby-related to get the discount.
  • Share Free Shipping With Your Friends & Family:  You can add up to 4 people to get free 2-day shipping.  Read my full training post on how to add people to your Amazon Prime membership.   The best part is, they sign in from their own accounts. So they will not have access to your credit card info or the ability to login/use your account.  They get the free shipping right on their own account.shopping
  • One Day Shipping Upgrade – if you need something quick and can’t wait 2 days, just pay $3.99 to get the item shipped to you in just one day.
  • FREE One Month Prime Extension if Guaranteed Delivery Date Not Met:  if your item qualifies for Guaranteed Delivery and it does not arrive on the promised delivery date, then you can be eligible for a free one-month Amazon Prime extension.  Free extensions are limited to one per free trial and twelve for an annual membership; free Amazon Student and Amazon Mom Prime Memberships do not qualify for this extension.shipping
  • If you choose no-rush shipping at checkout, you get a $1 ebook credit (or sometimes $5 Pantry credit.)  You can save these up and use them all at once to get completely free ebooks!photos
  • Store Family Photos – get unlimited photo storage

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  • Audible Channels – unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists handcrafted for every interest
  • Prime Pantry – Everday sizes of poular household items delivered for a flat rate delivery fee

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  • Twitch Prime Get free game content every month, ad-free Twitch viewing, Twitch Channel Subscription, plus loads more.

3 ways to try Amazon Prime for free:

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What is Amazon Family?

Amazon Family is a free program where you save 20% when you use the Subscribe and Save feature on all purchases (read below on how to use Subscribe & Save). Plus you get 2 day shipping on ALL purchases sold directly from Amazon – not just baby items.  If you are a mom, dad, or caregiver, you can sign up for Amazon Family for free for the first 3 months!  If you have Amazon Prime, you get Amazon Family for free, but you do have to click to the Amazon Family page and signup still.

Important: Make sure that after your 3 months is up you let them know if you want to cancel so you don’t get charged!

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What is Amazon Student?

If you have an email address that includes an @edu then you can get FREE Amazon Prime 2-day shipping with an Amazon Student Account – FREE for the first 6 months.  Then you get 50% off Amazon Prime after that.

Here’s 2 more ways to snag free shipping on Amazon.com:

Posted: August 15, 2011
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I love having wipes around my house!  Even when I’m not changing diapers they are great for little (and sometimes big) clean ups.  I use them to wipe marks off the couch, dust off my baseboards and even in my car.

Here’s a great deal on wipes at Walmart.  If you don’t see them in the baby section make sure to look in health & beauty.

Pull-Ups Flushable Wipes $1.64
Use the $1/1 Pull-Ups Flushable Wipes, exp 9/10/11 (SS 08/14/11)
OR use $1/1 Pull-Ups Flushable Moist Wipes, exp 8/31/11 (Kimberly-Clark Mailer)
Final Price: $0.64!

Thanks, Rose Knows Coupons!

View more Walmart Deals

Posted: August 12, 2011
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RUN and print the  new $3/1 Huggies printable coupon on the HEB site– it’s a manufacturer’s coupon that should be usuable tomorrow, Sat. Aug. 13th at the Toys R Us Huggies Sale I was telling you about earlier!

Also, remember you can price match at Walmart!

And don’t forget, starting 8/14 at CVS:

Buy Huggies at CVS for $8.99
Use the $3/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-on Diapers, exp. 9/10/11 (SS 08/14/11) or the printable
Stack with $2 CVS coupon from their website
Final Price= $3.99.
*AND this goes toward your gas gift card total!

So, this 4 times and you qualify for the Buy $30 Get $10 Gas Card Deal.

Pay: $3.99 x 4 = $15.96 out of pocket
Get a $10 Gas Card
Final Price= $1.49 each after coupons & gas card

Thanks, My Frugal Adventures & Living Rich with Coupons

Posted: July 29, 2011
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FREE sample of Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers GONE

FREE 5-ct sample pack of Tampax Pearl tampons GONE

Neither of these require you to be a Sam’s Club member to get your freebie!

Posted: July 27, 2011
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There’s always Amazon Diaper Deals, but I don’t post them unless they are a stock up price (you can view more stock up prices on my Price Points lists)  Those are the prices that are great. GONE

Anyways, Amazon’s prices change quick so get in on this:

Thanks Common Sense with Money

Posted: July 21, 2011
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Here’s how to get the best price on Pampers Splashers on Amazon:

  • Scroll down to clip the $1.50/1 Amazon Pampers Splashers coupon (below product details) to save an additional $1.50 (discount will be applied at checkout).
  • Choose Subscribe & Save on the right hand side (this will save you an additional 15% + snatch you FREE shipping!) and the $1.50 coupon will still be applied at checkout!
  • Start the checkout process and your final cost will be as low as $5.48 shipped!
  • Remember to pay with Amazon gift cards from searching through Swagbucks!

And there’s another Pampers deal! Pampers Easy Ups Trainers for Girls Value Pack, Size 2T-3T, 108 Count has a $1.50/1 coupon on it’s page, so if you click it and use Subscribe & Save, you will pay $18.80 shipped for a huge box of diapers, $.17 per diaper.

(Thanks, The Frugal Find!)

Posted: July 18, 2011
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My vote is for the  $4.49 pampers this week at Rite Aid for the best diaper deal, what about you?

:: CVS

Huggies Big Packs – $18.99
-Use $3/1 Huggies coupon (SS 7/17)
Final Price = $15.99

Huggies Jumbo Packs – $9.99
-Use $1.50/1 Huggies coupon (SS 7/17)
Final Price = $8.49

:: Rite-Aid

Huggies Jumbo Packs – $9.97
-Use $1.50/1 Huggies coupon (SS 7/17)
Final Price = $8.47

Pampers Jumbo Packs – $9.99
-Use $1.50/1 Pampers coupon (PG 6/5)
-Get $4 in +Up Rewards (Limit 2)
Final Price = $4.49

:: Walgreens

Huggies Big Packs – $19.99
-Use $3/1 Huggies coupon (SS 7/17)
Final Price = $16.99

Pampers Jumbo Packs – $9.99
-Use $1.50/1 Pampers coupon (PG 6/5)
Final Price = $8.49

:: Target

Huggies Big Packs – $19.79
-Use $3/1 Huggies coupon (SS 7/17)
Final Price = $16.79

Pampers Big Packs – $19.79
-Use $1.50/1 Pampers coupon (PG 7/5)
Final Price = $18.29

View the best Amazon diaper deals at Savings with Shellie!

Posted: July 11, 2011
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The best diaper coupon deals and matchups this week are brought to use by saving with shellie!

:: CVS

Pampers Big Pack Diapers – $19.99
-Use $1.50/1 Pampers coupon (PG 6/5 or PG 7/3)
-Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
Final Price = $13.49

:: Rite-Aid

Pampers Big Pack Diapers – $19.99
-Use $1.50/1 Pampers coupon (PG 6/5 or PG 7/3)
-Get $2 in +Up Rewards (Limit 2)
Final Price = $13.49

:: Walgreens

Pampers Prints Diapers Jumbo Box – $21.99
-Use $1.50 off Pampers coupon (PG 7/3 or PG 6/5)
-Get $5 in Register Rewards
Final Price = $15.49

:: Target

Luvs Big Pack Diapers – $16
-Use (2) $2/1 Luvs Target coupon (RP 6/26 – Regional)
-Get $5 Target gift card WYB 2
Final Price = $23 for 2 ($11.50 each)

View the best Amazon diaper deals on her site!

 

Posted: July 8, 2011
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For two days only, Fisher Price Infant Toys are BOGO free at Toys R Us! This is online, I am not sure it if is in-stores or not as well.  Free shipping with all $49 or more orders.  I couldn’t find any more coupon codes online to stack with this deal, if you do let me know!

Infant Toys are birth-12 months and excludes baby gear, diapers, dollhouse accessories, Winnie the Pooh and Sesame. Free item must be of equal or lesser value to the lowest priced item purchased.

Posted: June 29, 2011
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Winning Wednesdays: Each week I post new giveaways on Wednesdays – most end the following Tuesday.

Who wants lot’s of Bounty paper towels? Or a choice from a plethora of other household cleaning products, paper products, personal care & hygiene products, over-the-counter medicines, or maybe even diapers and wipes?!!? All these items you can buy on Yaysave.com, and the winner of this giveaway gets a $200 shopping spree for anything they want!!

If you are going to save some gas money and order household supplies online, make sure to go through Swagbucks to get to Yaysave because you can get up to 1,000 swagbucks for buying certain items off Yaysave! The items change but if you subscribe to Yaysave’s newsletter, they often say what specials they have and how many swagbucks you can get when you buy those items. And if you’re new around here, Swagbucks can be exchanged for Amazon.com gift cards!

Free Amazon Cards When You Buy on Yaysave:

Now through June 30th, get a $5 Amazon.com gift card with every $25 purchase, or a $10 Amazon.com gift card with a $50 purchase.

Giveaway: One Reader Gets $200 Yaysave.com Gift Code

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Posted: May 31, 2011
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There currently is no limit on the number of Walgreens coupons you can use on one item, so if you can find this hard-to-find in store coupon booklet, you can snatch an absolutely amazing deal!

Walgreens Brand Diapers, 2/$10
Use the $2/1 Walgreens Coupon from Infant Care Book (will deduct $4, $2 for each)
AND use the $1/1 Walgreens Coupon from WBrand Savings Book (shown above – it will deduct $2 for 2 packages)
Final Price= $4 OOP, or $2 each!

I can never find these booklets – let me know if you score it!

View more Walgreens deals this week.

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