Thursday, March 12, 2015

Let's Talk About Overage!

The meaning of thrifty: (of a person or their behavior) using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully.

Alrighty ladies and gents, were are going to talk about overage. What is overage? Overage is when you have a high value coupon and can buy the item of the coupon for less that the coupon value. It then creates money you made from that purchase. You can use that money to be applied to the rest of your purchase. Example: I had a $3 off coupon for Bic razors from this week's SS. At Walmart there are Bic disposable razors for $2.82. So I will have .18 cents moneymaker item, or .18 cents of overage that can be applied to the rest of my purchase. I hope that makes sense!

Not all stores will do overage. The only store that I know of that will do this is Walmart. If you have a money maker item they will give you the money you made from that purchase or let you use it towards the rest of your purchase. I love being able to use that money for the rest of my purchase. I was able to get a few items today because I used the overage from my razors and used coupons. I will show you what I was able to get.


This all retailed at $34.39. I only paid $7.92 out of pocket. I did this in two transactions. My first transaction was the Pampers, four bags of razors, and one Febreze candle. I used the .72 cents overage and applied it to the diapers. I had a $1.50 off coupon for the pampers found on coupons.com. I then was able to get the candle from the clearance isle. The clearance items are an additional 50% off. So the candle was $2.00 and then 50% off which made it $1. I had $1 off coupon from coupons.com that made the candle free! I also used $2.21 from my Savings Catcher App from a shopping trip last week. Savings Catcher is great to help take off a few more dollars from your total or you can let it accumulate. So that purchase was $5.82 and $1.28 of that is tax.
On my second transaction I bought four bags of razors and one Colgate sensitive toothpaste. I used the .72 cents overage on my toothpaste and had $1 off Colgate coupon found in this week's SS. That made this purchase $2.10 and .86 cents of that was tax.

So that is overage and some examples of how you can use it and save a little extra off of your shopping trip. Don't forget to use coupons with your overage to get even more savings!

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Questions for YOU! 
How do you use the overage you get? What is the largest amount of overage you have ever got? Please leave comments!

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