I thought this would be the easiest way to let everyone know how I scored $89 worth of toys for $15. Basically, here goes.....
Go to http://everydaycouponqueen.com/2013/10/10-00-off-fisher-price-toy-coupon-hot/ (use this link because she is who I took my first coupon class from and she earns money from each print....gotta give credit where credit is due!) and look on the right hand side of the screen and you’ll see where it says “Save $10”. Click that and it will direct you to a new screen. At the bottom, it gives you three options: “Laugh and Learn, Little People, and Imaginext” Do not click the $5 off coupon because it won’t let you print. Instead, click the “refer a friend” for the $10 off coupon. It will ask you to enter your email address and then you can either share it on Facebook or enter friends’ email addresses. I have several email addresses that I set up back when I was couponing a few years ago so I just entered my regular email address at the beginning and then a random one of mine for the refer a friend. Once you do, it tells you to print the coupon. If you haven’t installed the coupon printer, it will prompt you to do so. Here’s a trick for all you newbies. After you’ve printed the first coupon, you think you’re done but if you click the back button twice, it will reprint it again. Do this for each option. Once you print it, it tells you “only on select items” but it doesn’t list each item on the coupon itself. (You’ll need to cut along that line for the actual coupon). On the Laugh and Learn coupon, it just says “select fisher price toys” so I was like SCORE!!! The other two say “little people or imaginext” so because I’m a rule follower, I only used those on that line of toys. Here’s the catch to printing those coupons.....you can only print each one twice per computer and once per email address. So, if you have access to multiple printers, go set up several different email addresses to maximize your capabilities. So, luckily for me, I have access to several computers and was able to print 4-Little People coupons, 4-Laugh and Learn coupons and I just decided to print 2 of the Imaginext ones. I know it may sound silly but if I don’t need it, I don’t buy it, even if it’s free. I know, I know but I just can’t. But, I will be going back because I had a lightbulb moment about those Imaginext toys. I have a nephew that would probably like those type of toys so I’m going to get that for him for Christmas.
Here’s the run down on what I bought:
4 Little People Zoo Animals which are $3.44 each. I used 4 Laugh and Learn coupons (this was a test run to see if it’d get flagged since it wasn’t a Laugh and Learn line) and it gave me $40 off creating an overage of $26.24, which I applied towards the purchase of a $34 Little People Klick-Klack Disney Princess castle resulting in an out of pocket total of $11-something with tax.
3 Little People Klick Klack Disney princesses and a 2-pack of Disney princesses for Annalise’s Little People Cinderella castle for $6.97 each. I used 4 Little People coupons which gave me an overage of $12.12. I applied that to two more of the 2-pack of Disney princesses for the castle we already own and my out of pocket for that was $4.75.
I think I did an AMAZING job. I have seen where some people are finding those Imaginext toys for dirt cheap but the cheapest ones at our Walmart were $6.97 and like I said, I just couldn’t justify doing it tonight since my main objective was to buy Annalise’s stuff.
* Walmart will prompt a manager override if you use $50 or more in coupons so split your transactions to where you’re only using 4 coupons at a time. Managers can sometimes be very skeptical about coupons and will give you a hard time.
* Another piece of advice and SCOPE OUT YOUR CASHIERS!!! This may sound strange but don’t use older cashiers because most of them don’t understand and think you’re doing something fishy. I always look for the youngest cashier. Tonight, I paced back and forth looking at them until I saw the one I used. She was like “WOW you did great!” and then proceeded to ask me how I did it so I gave her and the customer behind me a quick lesson. :)
* Always print out the store’s coupon policy in case they want to argue. It’s right there in black and white from their CORPORATE office so you have the upper hand.
I have to be honest. Couponing like this is SUCH a rush. I was nervous walking in and doing all my calculations back in the toy aisle because I just didn’t know if I’d have to “defend” my coupons to the cashier/manager and I hate showing my butt in public and creating a scene but dang, I totally would have for that kind of savings!!! But then you get to the register and you see that total and when she scans the first coupon, you’re so nervous you’ll get the “BEEP” which indicates it’s not valid but as soon as you see that $10 coming off your total and again and again...you just get this high!!! It’s just awesome. I’m first one to admit that I’m a very frugal shopper and hate spending a lot of money so when I can save money like that, it’s just awesome.
If you have any questions, just message me on Facebook or leave a comment and I will do my best to respond.