Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Refilling Your Ink Cartridge
I wanted to post a video showing people how to refill their own ink cartiridges. I'm a huge fan of it. Printed coupons is the number one way I save money. I realized very quickly that I had to make it cost effective. As far as saving paper, I printed out coupons on the back of every old paper I could find, including information packets and medical bills (without personal information). Now I wait for a sale at Fred Meyers and pair it with their $3 bonus savings coupon on office supplies that I normally get in their quarterly coupon packet for using my club card. Last time I made $.20 when I bought 500 sheets of paper.
Saving on ink was a little daunting of a task but after shelling out money for yet another ink cartiridge I thought, "What do I have to lose?" And ever since then I have been saving money on my saving money adventure. It honestly isn't very hard at all. Though as you can tell by my hands it got a little messy this time. I highly encourage it though. Have a little faith in yourself and give it a try!
The ink runs at about $12.00 for an 8 refill supply at Fred Meyers. They run 10% off ink coupons in their flyer pretty frequently but sometimes they run even higher percentages off. Though note it is in the electronics section, not office supplies where I personally think it makes the most sense. Another bonus is that I actually get to use all the ink in my cartiridge. I don't throw away ink just because it is low. I wonder how much ink is really left in a low cartiridge. Maybe I don't want to know. :)