Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Savings Tip

I hope your week is going well!  I've been spending it staying inside in my battle not to dissolve into a giant puddle.  My weapons of choice are iced coffee and frozen fruit bars. It is sooooo hot!  And sooooooooo humid!

I had planned on showing you my finished coffee table today.  But it's not finished.  Just not the weather to be painting in the garage. It's part of my Living Room refresh, but of course that's not done either, so I can't show you that.  And yes, I still have unpacked boxes from having our floors refinished.  I don't know why the heat is so innervating when I'm spending most of the day inside, in the air conditioning, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  I did do a much needed organization and deep cleaning of my office--so I haven't been a total slug!

Anyway, I was trying to figure out something to share with you today.  I thought about using Thrifty Crafty Girl's concept of how everyday items can come in handy in case of a zombie apocalypse, but that would be stealing her idea, and I'm not funny like she is anyway. (Have you read her?  She's hilarious!)

Then, I was with a group of women yesterday, and Bed Bath & Beyond came up.  And since we all like to save, so did their 20% off coupons that are everywhere.  You know--you get them in the mail, they're in magazines, in newspaper inserts, etc.

But here's the thing.  And if you don't know this, it will change your life.  Seriously.

Those expiration dates on the coupons?  Forget about them! Bed Bath & Beyond will accept the coupons after the expiration date.  At least they will here in Virginia, those of you in other states may want to chime in if it's different where you live.

Now I thought everyone knew this, but only one other person in the group did.  Then I remembered that I didn't know until a friend told me.

And here's the other thing: They don't have a one-coupon-per-person rule!  So you can collect them, and the next time you go to BB & B, whip those babies out!

That means, say if you're looking for towels, you can save 20% off of each one.

Or if you need a Kitchen Aid mixer, you can save 20%.

Bath or shower curtain? Save 20%

Of course bedding, I mean they are Bed Bath & Beyond.

Even decor items.  You got it, 20% off.

And if you have enough coupons,  you can save on everything, all at the same time!  So start hoarding them. Besides the ones you get in the mail or your newspaper, tear them out of magazines at the doctor's office when no one is looking.  Go through your neighbor's recycling.  Whatever it takes people!

Okay, so I don't actually go through anyone's recycling, but I have been known to tear them out of magazines in a waiting room.  :-) 

One last tip:  I stash my coupons in the car, so if I decide to stop by the store I always have them with me.

Have a great rest of week.  There's still time to enter my Home Goods giveaway! (I apparently have shopping on my mind these days ... )

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  1. I never knew that BB &B didn't limit coupons. Darn..that's wonderful. Thanks for the tip. I have 2 tables to paint that are sitting in my bonus room untouched because of the heat. I'm melting with you.

  2. At the store here in southeastern Virginia, they will only take 5 coupons at a time. Not that I'm complaining.

  3. OH MY GRAVY, PLEASE STEAL MY IDEA! People need to be educated about the zombies! Think of humanity! :)

  4. My sweet 41 year old hand mixer died this week so Bed Bath & Beyond is on my errand list for new one. So many thanks for this tip! And I will surely use it. Love your blog and will be following from now on and looking forward to your cute post.


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