Good morning and welcome to your weekly Coupon Kids Challenge Update! I’m your host, Jessica Beals. For all of you out there just tuning into our program, the Coupon Kids Challenge is a six month challenge between myself and my lovely assistant, Kevin, to save $1000 solely by utilizing coupons, sales, and club/discount cards. On our last episode, Kevin and I had saved $185.65, for a grand total of $814.35 left to save.
What was our big saver this week? Dining room chairs at Ikea! Kevin and I needed four more chairs to accommodate our family on Thanksgiving. Initially, we wanted to buy four more of the INGOLF X-back chairs we already own, but after some searching on the Ikea website, we found that our Ikea in Dallas offers one day sales on Saturday. They’re advertised on the individual store pages and are incredible deals (most are 50% or more off the usual price).
This week, the NORVALD chair was on sale for $50 off the regular price. Yes, please! Kevin and I picked up two black chairs for the dining room and two white for our future office. Total without sale: $279.69. Total with sale: $79.96. That’s right. We saved $200 on our dining room chairs. Score one for the Beals team!
What else did we save on this week? We saved:
- $1.67 on gas using our Sam’s Club card
- $17.17 on groceries at Albertsons
- $2.00 on groceries at Kroger using our Plus card
- $30 on State Fair admission (on Wednesdays if you bring 3 cans for the Dallas Food Bank, admission is $2 instead of $16)
- $200 on chairs at Ikea
For a grand total of: $250.84 saved!
What deals have you scored lately? Does your Ikea have weekly deals? Anyone else invite more people to their houses for Thanksgiving than their house can potentially hold?