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MAHOMET Sarah Holmes once bought more adidas hamburg than $400 worth of groceries for less than $6. She paid the sales tax, and that was it. She had stored up coupons for free products and used them on one grand shopping spree.
Sarah has saved thousands of dollars by using coupons, rebates, refunds, rewards programs and mystery shopping opportunities. Holmes, who lives in Mahomet, will share her tips in a new column each Wednesday called “Coupon Corner.”
Holmes, who is a 28 year old stay at home mom with two children, ha adidas hamburg s gotten diapers for free from Walgreens by buying their brand of diapers, saving with coupons and using a Walgreens card and their register rewards program. Her husband has learned that if she comes home with several bags of groceries, she did not spend as much as he might think. Holmes said one time he was concerned when he saw 10 full CVS bags, but she had stocked up on gift items from the 90 percent clearance sale and only spent $20.
For a family of four, Holmes spends $400 to $500 a month on groceries, hygiene products, diapers and miscellaneous items like socks, toilet paper and paper towels.
“I’ve never paid full price for all my groceries, and I’ve been married four years,” Holmes said. “I don’t know what I would spend adidas hamburg if I didn’t use coupons and refunds an adidas hamburg d things like that because for me, it’s a way of life.”
She said she’s able to stay at home with her children because of the monthly savings.
Holmes learned the benefits of coupons at an early age. When she was 12, her mom presented her with an offer she couldn’t refuse. If Holmes clipped coupons and reminded her mom to use them, she would receive half of what was saved at the grocery store. This put between $20 and $40 in Holmes’s pocket after each trip.
Holmes has loved sharing money saving techniques with the public since she was a teenager. She started her first column when she was 14 for a small publication called Ad Den.
Then she decided to write her own newsletter, which had hundreds of paid subscribers nationwide for four years, until she was 19 and taking 19 college credits.