When I first started using coupons, I didn’t realize the extent of “stuff” that you can get for free or close to free using coupons. When I started “extreme couponing” I began stockpiling health and beauty items mainly from CVS deals and eventually started stockpiling groceries, too, but it took me awhile to catch on to the “deals” that you can get to stock your spice cabinet, too!
Walgreens and CVS usually have sales on their spices where they are 2/$1 (they are on sale at Walgreens this week!). They have a lot of the “basics” that we use regularly – beef bouillon, chicken bouillon, parsley, paprika, cinnamon, garlic salt, garlic power, onion powder, and pepper. I love to “stock up” during these sales. Plus, they make great fillers!
For those not so common spices, McCormick frequently releases coupons for $.25/1 spice. By itself, that probably seems like it’s hardly worth it. But, my grocery store triples coupons up to a face value of $.39, so once that coupon triples, I’m saving $.75! Sometimes, they have specialty things (seasoning mixes for steaks and chicken) that go 10 for $10 and I’m able to get them super cheap when they do that! This also helps to cut down my out of pocket expenses on other spices when I’m ready to re-stock.
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