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Friday, November 27, 2009

My one and only Black Friday Deal.... but it was a good one!!

The mere thought of taking Caleb out at 4 or 5 in the morning for his first Black Friday made me cringe! As crazy as I am about finding a great deal, I simply couldn't bear the thought of taking him out. He probably would have been fine, but I didn't want to take a chance! Not to mention, we didn't get home from Emporia until 12:30, so he would have been very grumpy...

BUT.... as I was looking through the grocery ads for this weekend, I stumbled upon a deal that I simply could not overlook! I have been keeping a nice stash of diaper coupons, just waiting for the perfect sale to come along. Today, it did and I have no more diaper coupons left!! So here's how my deal went.... Hy-Vee had Huggie's diapers for $5.99 per package (10-50 count). I didn't want to drive all the way to Hy-Vee, so I went to Walmart, where I found that these packages of diapers normally cost $8.93. So, I price matched the diapers to $5.99, then used the coupons that I had. I used 4 $3 off coupons and 13 $2 off coupons... I ended up purchasing 17 packages of diapers.

Walmart price- $8.93 x 17= $151.83
Hy-Vee price-$5.99 x 17=$101.83
Value of 17 coupons-$38.... so $101.83-$38=$63.83 for 17 packages of diapers...
Which comes to $3.75 per package!! WOW!!!!

As I was standing and looking at the diapers, I was contemplating how many packages I should buy... A woman and her husband came up to get diapers and I explained to them the deal and gave them some coupons, then I gave some coupons to the assistant manager who had to come over and approve my excessive price matching!

Even as I write this post, I wonder if I should have purchased more?? Unfortunately the Hy-Vee ad is only good for Friday, so this deal won't work tomorrow...

Anywhoo...that's my 2009 Black Friday deal! I think it was worth it. I didn't have to wait in any lines or get up entirely too early in the morning! In fact, I didn't go to Walmart until 7:30 pm, and it was pretty quiet!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I'm thankful for diapers that should last me through the next few months!

P.S. A special thanks to my mom who printed out over 20 $2/1 Huggies coupons!! :-) It really paid off! I love you!

1 comment:

Valerie said...

You did get one heck of a Black Friday deal!

I can't even believe you would contemplate taking baby boy out at 4 or 5 am...I won't even get out that early for a deal...can't put a price on beauty rest!

Though I might have to learn your couponing secrets!

Best wishes for a blessed 2010! Hope to see you at BUNCO in January! Bring little man if need be!