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Charitable couponing worked! (to some degree)

April 27th, 2011 at 04:23 pm

Well, the Walgreens I went to was sold out of one item, and didn't appear to carry another. But they did have the Stayfree maxipads. They cost $2.99 (no sales tax), and I had a $1 off coupon that I'd printed off their website, so I paid $1.99. I also got a "register rewards" coupon for $3 off my next purchase at Walgreens. So all in all, I made $1.01 off the deal!

I dropped the maxipads off in a charity box at my job, since one of my co-workers is collecting personal-care items to donate to a homeless cause.

This weekend I'll go to the bigger Walgreens near my home, and I'll see if they have the other two items in stock. (I can use my $3 coupon to help pay for the purchase.) Also, although I can't print another coupon, I should be able to get another box of maxipads free by getting another $3 register rewards with $2.99 purchase!

1 Responses to “Charitable couponing worked! (to some degree)”

  1. retire@50 Says:

    If you keep your receipts you can deduct the amount the store charges before coupons from your taxes. You will have to have something from the charity showing you dropped off food. I don't drop off at boxes in the stores, instead I take it to the pantry location and get a receipt showing I made a donation. Then I fill in the dollar amount. Basically you can deduct the value of the item, regardless of what you paid in cash for it. You could have kept the item, so it's really donating the full value.

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