Inspired by this post on Make Love Not Debt, I decided to try purchasing coupons for dog food on eBay. We have two dogs who both eat Purina’s Pro Plan dog food and at $8-$10/bag it’s not inexpensive. I was able to bid on and win 5 manufaturer’s coupons from Pro Plan worth $5 each. I paid $5.26 including shipping for all of them and received them in just a few days.
The expiration is 6/30/07 so we will have plenty of time to use them; in fact I plan to bid on more. If I use one of my new coupon strategies and combine them with a sale I will have cut my dog food expense considerably.
Despite the fact that I have bought and sold extensively on eBay, I never knew about the ability to buy coupons. This opens up a whole new world of savings ideas. Gift cards from stores (including Petsmart) are also sold at a discount, which is another savings possibility.