Overage, Profit, or Cheap means time to buy!!!

9 Aug



If you see the words “overage”, “profit”, or “cheap” it means to buy it and either save it for when you do need it or donate it to a local charity. 


Overage is when a coupon is worth more than the value of the item.  For example, if there were a coupon for $2/1 Huggies wipes with no size restriction, you can possibly get a travel pack of wipes for $1.47 at Wal-Mart, and score an extra $0.53!  (To restate:  Coupon = $2.  Wipes = $1.47.  $0.53 comes off the rest of your purchase!)  The more you buy, the more “overage” you get!  Not all stores accept overage coupons.  Some stores scale the coupon down to the price of the item, so you still get the item for free, just not the bonus overage.


Profit is just what it sounds like.  It’s making money shopping and it is FABULOUS!  You will most likely see these deals at the drugstore, where you make a profit after the rebates.  Here is a pretend CVS scenario to demonstrate:


John Freida Hair Care is on sale for $5 each and you get back a $5 ECB when you buy 2.

Buy 2 = $10.

Give them (2) $3/1 coupons = $6 off.

Total Due = $4

Get back $5 in ECB to buy something you need!

You just made $1!!! PROFIT!  (To restate, you spent $4 instead of $5).

Cheap.  Cheap can mean alot of things to different people.  When I say cheap means time to buy, I mean that anything under say, $0.40 is probably worth buying!  However, if we’re talking charcoal, I would say $2 is CHEAP!!!  BUY!!! 


So when you are making your weekly grocery lists, be on the look out for these 3 magic words! 


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