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Saving money is what everyone is trying to do these days and I have found ways to save money with coupons. I have discovered by reading blogs and facebook posts on how to maximize your coupons that you clip. Follow me and I'll help you save money. I always say "It's not about what you spend, it's about what you save!"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kroger Deals

Kroger trip today....a few quick things. 5 Bic Soleil razors $3.99 used $3/1 coupon found in Sunday's paper final price 99 cents. 4 Skintimate Shaving Gels 2/$4 used 4 $1/1 coupons, one 360 Colgate Spinbrush marked down to $2.49 used $1/1 coupon, two marked down packs of celery hearts to put in freezer for cooking 99 cents Total spent $14.88.......Total SAVED $34.88 73% savings.


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fresh Express Salad

Here's the link

Fresh Express Giveaway

Vocalpoint on fb is having a giveaway on Fresh Express salad right now, go like them and follow the instructions.  It's a little slow but just have patience.  You can also join them for freebies.

Kroger Ad Match Up

Buy 10 Save $5 sale.....

For a filler you can stock up on Ozarka water in the gallon bottles after sale 49 cents.

Colgate Toothpaste 99 cents after savings if you have been buying the Sunday papers you should have $1/1 or 75/1 coupons which make these free of 25 cents.

Gortons Fish Sticks or Tilapia  $2.49 after savings peelie off box $1/2 which makes them $2 a box.

Welch's Juice $2.49 after savings $1/1 coupon in June 12 Redplum 75/1 or $1/1 which makes them $1.49 or $1.74 per bottle.

Also they have Rango for $16.99 on DVD or $24.99 on BluRay and if you go to rangocoupon.com you can print a coupon good for $5/1 movie.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to start couponing.

I get asked all the time how do you get started. The first thing you have to do is decide that you really want to coupon and set aside at least one hour a week to clip and organize your coupons.

The next step is gathering your coupons, and after they are gathered, then you have to decide how you want to carry them and how you want them organized. My coupons are in a large zip up three ring binder in photo album pages. They are arranged according to the store I shop at the most which is Kroger on Interstate Blvd. in Southaven. I can walk thru the store in about 30 minutes looking for bargains and closeouts that aren't put on the closeout section. When I see an item, I flip to the section for that product and find my coupon.

I have seen people use envelopes, accordian files made for coupons, larger accordian files and files organized A-Z, and if that works for you, then go with that approach.

When I get my papers on Sunday (I buy 4) I sit down at night while I'm watching TV and cut them out or put them in a bag for swapping with other people. Then I organize them by food, personal items, cleaning, make up and medicine. Then I organize these divisions by produce, meat, bread, pastas and rices, canned goods (fruit, then veg) coffees and teas, frozen items, snack items and beverages, and dairy products. (I keep my coffee and tea separate from beverages because they are at the first of the store and my beverages are closer to the end.)

Then I put them in my book, I find the more I handle these coupons the more aware of what coupons I have so I don't have to wonder if I have a coupon or not, I just know I either have it or don't.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Coupon Seminar/Coupon Swap

I will be having a seminar on coupon clipping, internet sites that offer coupons, internet sites that offer good deals and a coupon swap on April 5th at 7 pm at Southaven Community Church in Southaven, MS.  Admission is free. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Today's deal

I am always telling you to buy more than one Sunday paper, here is why.....today I was in Kroger and they had Malt-O-Meal dry cereal in 2 and 3 pound, yes I said pound, bags $1 each.  Three weeks in the Sunday paper there was a coupon for $2/2 of the Malt-O-Meal dry cereal.  I bought 4 papers that week so today I got 8 of the giant bags of cereal for FREE.  Even if you don't use the cereal, it's a good item to donate to your local food bank.

Friday, January 28, 2011

$5 Downloads at Amazon

Artists include, Keith Urban, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, Michael Buble, Janice Joplin, Creedence, etc. go and check it out.

Bath and Body

Free 1.6 oz candle at Bath and Body Works this weekend

Downey Giveaway

Downey is giving away 10,000 free bottles of Downey today, I don't know what time, but follow the link to "Like" them and also "Like" Mike in the Window to find out when.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kroger Deal for 1-13-11

In the 1-2-11 SmartSource insert in the Sunday paper there were coupons for 50/1 Colgate toothpaste and 75/1 Colgate toothbrush, this week Kroger has these 10/$10 which makes it only 25 cents for toothbrushes and the toothpaste is FREE. I had 4 of the toothpaste coupons and 5 of the toothbrush coupons which made my to...tal for 4 tubes of toothpaste and 5 toothbrushes only $1.25. That's why I buy more than one paper!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Coupon Tips

I have been telling you to check sundaycouponreview.com to see what coupons will be in the paper, and I have also told you that I usually buy at least two papers and depending on the coupons sometimes  4.  Well today at Kroger I was cruising down the personal items aisle and they were having a P & G campaign going on.  They had buy 4 items and get $4 off at the register.  I had three coupons for Aussie/Herbal Essences hair care B1G1 free and after the $4 at the register I paid $1.99 for the Aussie and $1.95 for the Herbal Essences, which made it a total of 97 cents per bottle of shampoo or hairspray, then I got 4 Old Spice deodorants on the same P & G sale for $1.29 each with $1/2 coupon which made them 65 cents each with a bonus of a coupon for B1G1 deodorant get a free Old Spice body wash which was valued at $3.50 and I had 3 coupons for that.  Sometimes you really have to shop around for these deals, but these just fell in my lap.  They also had Secret on the same sale, but were out of the kind I had a coupon on for 55 cents off plus a B1G1 free coupon that I have 4 of. 

Always check your Sunday Coupon Preview to determine how many papers you need.  

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Christmas Shopping

I want to let everyone know how I bought some of my Christmas for almost nothing and sometimes for nothing! 

Tonight I went online and because I am a member of JCP Rewards offered by JC Penney I get $10 each month to spend.  If you have it shipped to your store then there is no shipping charge.  I got a pair of flannel jammy bottoms for Addy priced at $7.99 but I didn't pay a penny for them. 

On Friday ING Direct was offering to give a child $25 for a savings account if they were a new customer and all I had to do was deposit 50 cents (I deposited $1), so Addy now has a savings account with $26.

I joined RueLaLa.com  in October and for joining they gave me $20 credit, so I watched their site and found a pair of Sperry rainboots for Addy selling for $18, I had to pay the $5.95 shipping left over after applying my credit, but I got a GOOD pair of boots for the shipping cost.

I also joined a website called OneKingsLane.com and they gave me a $15 credit for joining, I jumped too soon and ordered some Wassail mix for Christmas, wish I had waited because now all of the Christmas presents are going on sale.

I am sitting and waiting to find something really neat for the $25 that thefoundary.com gave me and I will redeem it and probably pay less than $5 for shipping.  It really depends on what I buy. 

Websites are giving people credit just to get their business so if you see that I have joined some group, then most likely they have given me credit to purchase something.

I also got two nice pair of earrings from darcustori.com and all I paid was the shipping cost.  There is another site called tanga.com and they also have items for free, you just pay shipping cost.  At Tanga you can only get one item for free per shipping cost, but the shipping cost is $4.95 or so.  I found several rings that were free and can't decide which one I want to get.

These sites have daily offerings like groupon.com.  They don't have the same thing everyday, their stock changes every day or two.

Also if you join Office Max they will send you coupons for dollars off a certain amount of purchase.  They sent me one for $25 off $75 and I found an item  for $89 for a Christmas present and used my coupon.  These coupons really help because you all know I am on a limited budget.

If you decide to join any of the above websites you can get a link and if your friends join and purchase after you have joined using your link you will get credit.

I also found a chain of stores that are mostly in MS called Dirt Cheap and if you don't mind digging you can find tons of things to find.  I found over $150 worth of name brand toys on sale there and paid $15 for all of it.  Their stock changes constantly and when they get ready to get new stock in they put what has been their longest on 90% off.  You can google them and their website will pop up and give you the locations.

Also, if you don't mind spending a little time you can find a bargain almost anywhere. I get a lot of my Christmas decorations from Goodwill, you would be surprised what people will donate.  This year, for instance, I found 4 Pottery Barn Reindeer mugs for 99 cents each.  I find my whimsical serving dishes for my Christmas party at Goodwill and Salvation Army.  I have been shopping these stores for over 30 years.  I also find a lot of Hallmark items there.  There is no shame in shopping these stores.  I have even found tons of brand name clothes there.

If you have any questions, just ask me and I will try to help.

Also, I have some pretty exciting news to share with you in the near future, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

$5 Target Card

I went to the grocery store today and saved BIG money, guess how much for a $5 Target card.  I posted the list earlier.  The person within $10 will receive the card.  I started at $302, but what did I end up paying? 

Here's the list

Here's the list, start guessing

4 – 1# packs of Blue Bonnet Margarine
2 – Banquet Single Serving Pies
4 – Green Giant Vegetable Steamers
1 – Dozen Egglands Best eggs
2 – Packs Bryan cocktail wieners 14 oz.
1 – Container Florida Natural Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
1 – 1 Liter Pepsi
1 – Gallon Kroger milk
2 – Tyson Anytizzers 26 oz bags
1 – Tyson Chicken Breast Filets 22 oz bag
1 – Tyson Southern Style Breast 26 oz.
1 – 6 oz pack Hormel Pepperoni
2 – Oscar Mayer 10 ounce lunchmeat (ham, turkey)
4 – Jimmy Dean Sausage
2 – Stouffers Corner Bistro Sandwiches
4 – Stouffers Corner Bistro Soup and Sandwich
1 – Stouffer Easy Express Dinner
2 – Packs of Pork Chops (4 in each pack)
3# - Wrights Bacon
1 – Box New York Toast
1 – Armour Summer Sausage 24 oz.
2 – 16 oz. Kroger cheese (blocks)
2 – Boxes Ritz Crackers
2 – Townhouse Flatbread Crisps crackers
2 – Krusteaz Pancake Mixes 2# boxes
3 – Krusteaz Bakers Style cookie mix 15.5 oz.
2 – Krusteaz Muffin Mix 17.5 oz
2 – French’s French Fried Onions
4 – Cans Green Giant White shoepeg corn
3 – 14 oz. Hunts Tomato Sauce
2 – Cans Dole Mandarin Oranges 15 oz.
1 – Jar Kroger Beef Bouillon Cubes
1 – 48 oz Crisco Canola Oil
1 – 48 oz LouAnn Canola Oil
1 – 11 oz Bag On the Border Chips
1 – Box Quaker Instant Oatmeal
1 – Box Kroger Mac n Minutes (6 servings)
1 – Can Extreme Pringles
2 – Boxes Barillo Pasta
2 – 4# Bags Kroger Sugar
8 – Cans Campbell Mushroom Soup
2 – Loaves Orowheat Bread
1 – Bag Thomas Bagels
1 – Pack Murrays Sugar Free Cookies
2 – Packs Kroger Chipmate Cookies
1 – Pack Chips Ahoy Cookies
2 – Jars Mt Olive Sweet Petite Pickles
2 – Secret PH Balanced deodorant
2 – Bottles Oil of Olay 23.6 Body Wash
2 – Renuzit Cones
1 – 24 Count Advil
1 – Tube Colgate Total toothpaste
1 – 4 pack Energizer rechargeable batteries AA
2 – Packs Cottonelle Flushable Wipes
1 – Loaf Healthy Bread

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New free photo book from Pixable

New deal just popped up, get a free photo book just follow the link.

Kroger Trip 10-27-10

I stopped in at Kroger today and checked out the clearance items.  This is what I found.  Del Monte tomatos 49 cents a can, I had 2 $1/4 coupons so I bought 8 cans and paid $2 total for them.  Good Earth Pasta Mix was on clearance for $2.49, I had $1/1 coupon so I paid $1.49 for this item.  Fleischmans Pizza yeast was 75 cents for a pack of three, I had 2 -55 cents/1 pack  so I bought 2 packs total paid for these items was 0. (The coupon didn't double because it would have been more than the item was priced at, this sometimes happens on clearance items). 2 packs of peanut butter crackers, Kroger brand, so I didn't have a coupon for these. A pack of ground sirloin that was reduced to $6.98.  Keebler crackers 1 box, I had a $2/Yogurt when you purchase these crackers and I bought a Splitz pack at $2.15 plus had 50 cents off this which doubled to $1, so I made 75 cents off this deal.  3 cans of Rotel, I had $1/3 cans, a coupon for $1.50 off any brand chips if you bought Velveeta cheese and 2 cans of Rotel, this made my chips free (store brand) and my Rotel 66 cents a can, no coupon on the Velveeta (gettng ready for Christmas). Now for the find of the day. Kroger had Schick Extreme 3 Disposable Razors B1G1 free and I had 3 - B1G1 free coupons plus 4 - $2/1 Razor coupons and 2 - $1/1 Razor coupons which made these razors free plus I made $10 with the coupons.  I had to get a manager to approve the last transaction at the store I shop at, but they see me in there all the time and the bottom line is whatever coupon they take they get paid for.  My total grocery bill was $73 and change and I ended up paying $17.84 which included tax.  Total savings was 79%

Expired Coupons

Don't throw away your expired coupons...our military overseas can use them in the commissary.  They are good for 6 months for them.  Got this site and pick a base, you don't have to adopt them just send the coupons.  Look at the hints for mailing them.