Tips and Tricks to saving money in (and out of) Chicago
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Free Nail Polish at Walgreens
Walgreens has a bunch on makeup on clearance. You can still use coupons for all of these clearance items! If you were able to get the reinventing beauty book full of coupons from CVS there are Sally Hansen nail polish coupons. 3.00 off 2 Sally Hansen nail polishes and Walgreens has then on clearance for only 1.39! This makes them free! I have tried this one already and the only problem I have run into is that Walgreens will not let me have an overage. So in order to max out this deal, I have been buying 11 nail polishes and using 5 of these coupons, making all 11 only 29 cents!!!
General: MAN. Q = manufactuer's coupon OOP = out of pocket BOGO = Buy one get one free MIR = Mail In Rebate WYB = when you buy OYNO = On your next order
Walgreens: WAGS = Walgreens WAGS Q = Walgreens store coupon RR = Register Rewards these print off after your reciept and can be used at Walgreens next time. ESC = easy saver catalog ESQ = easy saver coupon ESR = easy saver rebate
CVS: ECB = Extra Care Bucks (just like RR except these are for CVS and you need to use your CVS card in order to get them)
I am a college student here in Chicago, living with my fiancee and trying to survive on a very tight budget. As I attempt to finish school, I've had a hard time finding a part time job, so we are managing on only one income. With our expenses, we try to cut corners as much as possible. Neither of us have a car, we rely on public transportation and good old fashioned walking. We survive without cable (yes, it is possible) and we watch movies at home and find free or discounted entertainment events. I am just learning the fine art of couponing and I hope that many of these tricks will help others.