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Triple fun

David and I were waiting out front of the Pamida store yesterday morning, anticipating a crowd.  There was no crowd, but there were certainly more customers than the weekend before and I ran into the young woman who had just lost her job so I shared more coupons with her and told her that I’d heard Pamida stores would be doing this every Sunday and Monday during November.

I’d ordered some coupons in anticipation of this sale so did even better than last weekend.  The ad stated only 3 like coupons per trip so David and I each put three of the free items in our respective carts.  Items that were free were: Crest Pro-Health, Glade, Pringles whole grain, Covergirl sponges, Suave deodorant (only had one coupon) Colgate children’s toothpaste and Trident gum.  We paid 50-cents each for the Aussie and Herbal Essence hair care items.  We checked out at 10:15 and went to Mass there in Dyersville. Our total on the first trip? We paid $32.74 for over $180 worth of merchandise.

 After Mass, we went back for more Trident, Aussie, Febreeze Noticeables and X-tra detergent.  The detergent was free after triple coupons. Second trip total was $21.19 for $93 worth of merchandise.

I could really get used to this kind of fun.


Author, public speaker, and workshop presenter for community colleges, libraries, women's groups and for grief support groups, Hospice and retreats. Certified grief counselor and Senior Service librarian for the James Kennedy Public library. Popular public speaker and workshop presenter on the topics of writing, couponing, utilizing your creativity in everyday life, and finding hope in grief. "Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession" was published by Familius Publishing in 2014. "Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage" and "Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace" were released by Familius in 2014. "Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink," co-written with Mary Jedlicka Humston of Iowa City, was published in September 2015. Grief journal to be released in 2018.

One thought on “Triple fun

  1. GREAT SHOPPING MARY! Isn’t it great to fill your pantry with free or for pennies? I love it. Although we haven’t had triples for a few years, doubles is still in most stores here. Thanks for sharing!


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