Thursday, August 19, 2010

Couponing Budget Analysis & Solution!


What sticks out in your grocery budget as an expensive cost? Even with couponing? I discovered that my "expensive" items are 1) toilet paper, 2) paper towels, and 3) laundry detergent. I choose not to sacrifice or economize on the first two (uh, yeah...), but I was determined to cut down on the cost of laundry detergent to save as much money in as many areas as I can. 

Sure, there are plenty of coupons for laundry detergents and some mediocre sales on detergents. Excitingly, I was able to score $10 off ANY purchase (no minimum purchase required) at I was super excited! Allergy Superstore is a division of and offers products related to allergy medicines, home care, etc. 

I found some 5 lb. boxes of powdered Biokleen laundry detergent on sale for $6.47 each. I added two to my shopping bag, plus shipping of $3.99, and paid $6.93 total for enough laundry detergent to do 100 loads (50 loads per box!) That's only 0.07 cents (I included shipping costs) to wash per load of laundry (plus water, electricity, but who counts that? ;) Wahoo! I've read about Biokleen in Real Simple magazine, so I figured I'd try it out! It's a natural laundry detergent, all temperature, and you can even use it for your delicates, it smells fabulous too! If you're interested in this deal, to apply to laundry detergent or others items such as allergy medicine, sensitive skin makeup, etc, visit this special link for the promo! Be sure to order before August 31 to get the $10 off any order promotion. There's lots of items, so you can scoop up some nice goodies!

I think for next time, I am going to try to make my own laundry detergent! The ingredients are super cheap, and you can add essential oils to scent it as well! I've heard that the Duggar Family (19 Kids and Counting) has the best recipe for homemade laundry detergent for both powdered and liquid laundry detergent.


Mic said...

Nifty! I hadn't seen this promo at yet! I'll have to share it with my couponing friends over at - they'll love it :)

BTW, if you know anyone who needs to score deals on diapers or formula ... I'm your girl! Oh, and I'll just put this out there ... if you see coupons for Luvs Diapers or Similac Formula send them my way!!!

Amanda said...

Yes! I will do that! I have been giving a friend all my Luvs hard-copy coupons. I will keep a look out for any printables or any I get in the mail. I'm sure you've signed up with, but I swear there must be an error, I've gotten about 3 coupons a month! Maybe I just don't understand the need of diapers yet! ;)

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