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Extreme Couponing at Home Depot - $63.86 in Savings!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, July 18, 2011 | 0 comments
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This shopping trip we shopped at Home Depot in Southern Ontario. The plants that we bought, shown in the picture (and two more I went back for) - total value of $75.86 - only cost us $12.00!

How can you do this too??
I used the Buy 1 perennial get 1 free coupon (BOGO) from Home Depot. (expires Juy 20/11)

Read the Frugal-Freebies.com website and our Facebook fan page every day - I post all the coupons I find and use for everyone else to use too!

I had to fight for my BOGO coupon at Home Depot the other day - but I won!

I made a point of asking first if their coupon was good for the roses marked down to $4.00 at the front of the store, because a rose is a perennial, right? The store clerk said, they are only $4.00. I told her that is why I am asking first, not just assuming. If the answer is no, I will get something else.

She phoned management, asking if they accept the coupon for the roses, telling them that the roses were marked down to $4.00. Management said, "Yes".

So I got 2 rose bushes (Reg. $10.49 each - though they had already been marked down from $19.95), and went to cash.

The cashier said, "No, the cash register won't accept the coupon for this product."

I said I would go get something else and walked away. Then I thought, "No, management said I could!"

I took my roses over to Customer Service and told her what happened. She said she could not over-ride the cash register to put in the coupon. I asked her to call management again. I was very polite, and told her I appreciated her help.

The manager told her, "Yes" on the phone, told her to put them in at half price. But when she did, the bill came to $10.49!

Umm... no, they were on sale for $4.00 each. Even if I had bought them without the BOGO coupon, it would have only been $8.00.

So she called the management again and he said, "Yes, put them in at $2.00 each". Then he came down to the front desk and told her again, "Yes, it is OK."

So I got two rose bushes for $2.00 each!

My husband used his BOGO coupon to buy two Hosta plants for $4.00 each (reg. $8.99 each) and today I went back and bought two more Hostas with another BOGO coupon.

Here is what we bought, and what coupons we used:

Hosta plants - 4 @ $8.99 ($35.96) - Sale - $4.00/ea - BOGO coupon x 2 = $8.00
Rose bushes - 2 @ $19.95 ($39.90) - Sale - $10.49, then marked down again to $4.00/ea - BOGO coupon = $4.00

Total Value = $75.86



- This was posted by Catherine on July 18, 2011 -

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