Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday

I'm starting a new series today called Tightwad Tuesdays. It will give a little insight each week into the ways we're tightening our belt around here in an effort to A.) pay off some of our debt and B.) save for some of the things we're lusting for.

This week: Lowe's coupons.

Back in the early Spring when we were doing lots of work to our yard and porch and building a patio, we were going to Lowe's or Home Depot what seemed like every other day. I knew we had a lot of big ticket items to buy and I hate paying full price for anything, so I started researching how I could get my hands on some Lowe's or HD coupons. I saw a suggestion online to buy them on eBay. There were TONS of listings for the coupons, and after losing a few bidding wars, I snagged a set of ten Lowe's 10% off coupons for $9.

When Lee found out, he flipped. You paid money for COUPONS?!! My response: yes I did, we'll save a lot of money and if we don't it won't be the first $9 we've ever wasted. 

The good thing about the coupons? Both Lowe's and Home Depot accept competitor's coupons so we could use our Lowe's coupons at HD with no problems. 

After buying patio stones and materials, patio furniture, a grill, porch furniture, front porch rockers, a pen for Sugar, an invisible fence for Sugar, and miscellaneous garden supplies, grass seed, etc, here's the money we saved with 9 out of 10 of the 10% off coupons (I can't seem to find that damn 10th receipt):


For an approximate savings total of $302. Not bad for $9 worth of coupons right? 

What this really tells me though is that we need to stay away from Lowe's and Home Depot for a while. Or buy stock in them.


  1. I love a freaking coupon! It makes me feel good inside to save all that money! Love.it.

  2. Who would have ever thought that YOU would become a "tightwad"?


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