Saturday, January 29, 2011

Where I go to match my coupons to local for me :)

I want to share with you some websites that you can use to match up your coupons with the sales going on this week in your stores. The thing is some of these sites are regional and you will want to bookmark the sites that feature stores in your area.

Here they are;

This one has TONS of links to stores, many probably in your area!! PLEASE take a look. Schnucks, Shop N' Save,Winn Dixie, Fry's, Safeway.....She even has a link for savings at Trader Joes (Kelli :)

Today's post here is on how to get FREE diapers shipped to your front door through Amazon! Worth a look, for those of us who are still diapering our 3 year old (hiding my head in shame.)

Because I heart Target.....

Saint Louis area Schnucks

Has every grocery store you can imagine across the country

I posted this one yesterday, it is much like the one above.

Wild for Wags.....who doesn't have at least 3 Walgreens within 3 miles?

For those of us in Arizona

One of my personal favorites, she offers free online couponing classes.

If you don't want to buy news papers and you don't wanna clip coupons check out this website. You choose which coupons you wanna buy and how many of each that you want. Matching the best coupons with sales in your area for products you use is the key. I have ordered from this site and received my coupons in the mail about 4 days later.

Printable coupons, these are some of the best!

Some pictures of my attempt to organize my coupons

In this post I will introduce you to my homemade coupon binder. Tell me what you think. Do you use a coupon binder? If not, do you think you could use a coupon binder? At first it seems a little silly to lug this big binder into the store with me. I've been bringing mine with me for awhile and if people notice, they typically are wondering how I use it.
The only comment I get is typically, "I need to do what you are doing!"
That makes it all better. No reason to be embarrassed about saving money.

It includes the following:

1-inexpensive 3 ring binder
4- packages of sport card protective sheets (with 9 pockets)
1-Pencil bag
1- Pair of scissors
2-Packages of divider tabs
1-Roll of tape( to piece back together torn coupons, I blame my children)
1-Permanent marker...I don't know why, except that I hide them from my kids for good reason.
Several pieces of notebook paper, to write my grocery lists on.
Extra coupon booklets that I may get in the mail or at grocery stores. Check out the Customer service counter and ask if they have any store coupon booklets. These booklets often have the BEST manufacture coupons and a few store coupons.

This is the first thing I see when I open my binder.

This is how I organize with divider tabs.

These would be my cleaning product coupons.
Yes, this is a ton of clipping. Thankfully Camryn
loves to help me cut them all out each week.

Sunday Paper Coupons 1/30/2011

Here is a list of the coupons in this Sunday's News Paper! You can bet that I will be getting several papers. This is a great weekend to stock up on some amazing coupons and prepare your Coupon Binder to be loaded!!
Did you know you can Print Smartsource Coupons, and it is completely Free?

Smartsource coupon insert 1/30/2011

Activia Dessert 4-pack Save $1.00 (2/27)
Air Wick Candle Save $1.00/1 (3/13)
Air Wick FREE Warmer Unit when you buy Scented Oil Fragrance (3/13)
Air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill Pack Save $1.00/1 (3/13)
Alka-Seltzer Antacid or Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Product 10 ct+ Save $1.00/1 (3/31)
Armour Meatballs Save $.55/1 (3/31)
Baskin Robbins 2 for $5 Small Below (3/5)
Baskin Robbins BUY ANY CONE GET ONE FREE (3/5)
Baskin Robbins Save $1.00/1 Frozen Beverage (3/5)
Baskin Robbins Save $2.00/1 Cake (3/5)
Bayer Am or Extra Strength Product 24 ct+ Save $1.00/1 (4/30)
Bayer Low Dose or Bayer 325 mg Aspirin Product Save $1.00/1 (4/30)
Bestlife Buttery Spread, Spray or Baking Sticks Save $1.00/1 (3/31)
Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix and Betty Crocker Frosting Save $.75 (3/26)
Blimpie Subs Catering Receive $10.00 off $50 Catering Order or $5 off a $25 Order (4/30)
Blimpie Subs Free 6″ Sub with Purchase of a “6 sub or 12″ Sub (4/30)
Blimpie Subs Free 6″ Sub with Purchase of a 6″ or 12″ Sub or 22 oz Drink (4/30)
Blimpie Subs Save $1.00 off any Sub, Salad, or Wrap (4/30)
Blue Diamond 1/2 gallon Almond Breeze Save $.55/1 (4/30)
Blue Diamond Shelf Stable Almond Breeze Save $.55/1 (4/30)
Boston Market Save $1.00 Create Your Meal (2/27)
Boston Market Save $15 off $75 Catering (2/27)
Boston Market Save $2.00 off $10.00 (2/27)
Boston Market save $4.00 off $20.00 (2/27)
Budding 2 oz. Save $1.00/4 (4/30)
Budding Deli Cuts Save $1.00/1 12 oz+ (4/30)
Carvel Celebration Cake Save $3.00/1 (3/31)
Chex Mix 4.5 oz+ Save $.50/2 (3/26)
Chex Mix, Golden Grahams or Milk n’ Cereal Bars Treats Save $.50/1 (3/26)
Chock Full O’nuts Save $.75/1 (3/15)
Colgate 360 Sonic Power or Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush Save $1.00 (2/19)
Colgate 360 Sonic Power Toothbrush Save $1.00 (2/19)
Colgate Save $1.00 any Toothpaste 4.0 oz+ (2/19)
Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt Save $.40/6 (3/30)
Dole Gels Save $.75/2 (3/31)
Dole Parfaits Save $.75/2 (3/31)
Eggland’s Best Cage Free Dozen or Organic Dozen Eggs Save $.35 (6/30)
Eggland’s Best Eggs Save $.35 (6/30)
Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked & Peeled Eggs Save $.35 (6/30)
El Monterey Mexican Snacks, Taquitos, Tamales, Mini Chimis, or Quesadillas Save $1.00 (4/30)
Fiber One Chewy Bars 100 Calorie Save $.40/1 (3/26)
Fiber one Chewy bars Save $.40/1 (3/26)
Frigo Cheese Heads String Cheese Save $1.00/1 (3/31)
Furmano’s Tomatoes Save $1.00/3 (3/31)
General Mills Cereals Chex, Fiber One, Honey Nut Cheerios, Oatmeal Crisp, Raisin Nut Bran, Total or Wheaties Save $1.00/2 (3/12)
Harbor Freight Coupons
Irish Spring Body Washes Save $1.00/2 or 2 Multi-Bar packs (2/19)
Johnsonville Deli Bites Save $.50/1 (2/28)
Krusteaz Pancake Mix Save $.50/1 (4/30)
Ky Brand Couples Lubricant, Intense Kissable Sensations & Intrigue Product Save $4.00 (4/30)
KY Brand Product Save $2.00 (4/30)
Lloyd’s barbeque Product Save $1.00/1 (3/28)
Marzetti Salad Dressing Save $.75 (4/30)
Marzetti Veggie Dip Save $.60/1 (4/30)
Mean Green Product Save $.50/1 (3/13)
Mean Green Trigger or 1 Gallon Save $1.00/2 (2/6)
MT. Olive Pickles, peppers or relishes save $.50/1 (4/2)
Nature Made Cholestoff Save $2.00 (2/28)
Nature Made CoQ10 Save $5.00 (2/28)
Nature Made Fish Oil Save $2.00 (2/28)
Nature Made Vitamin D Save $1.00 (2/28)
Nature Made Vitamins Save $1.00 (2/28)
Palmolive Antibacterial Dish Liquid Save $1.00 20 oz+ (2/19)
Palmolive Ultra Dish Liquid 20 oz+ Save $1.00/2 (2/19)
Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls Save $.40/1 when You buy Italian Meal Bread (4/23)
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Save $.40/2 (4/23)
Pillsbury Savorings Save $1.00/2 (4/23)
Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners Save $1.00/1 (5/31)
Reynolds Wrap Foil Save $1.00/1 (2/28)
Sargento Shredded Cheese Products Save $1.00/2 (3/5)
Schick Hydro Razor Save $2.00/1 (3/13)
Schick Hydro Shave Gel Save $.75/1 (3/13)
Seapak Popcorn Fish Save $1.00/1 (3/31)
Snapple 6-pack Save $1.00/1 (3/14)
Snickers Brand or Carvel Cake Save $2.00/1 (2/28)
Soft-soap Brand Body Wash Save $1.00 12. oz+ (2/19)
Soft-soap Liquid Hand Soaps Save $1.00/2 8 oz+(2/19)
Speed Stick Deodorant or Lady Speed Stick Save $1.00/2 (2/19)
Tabasco Brand Save $.75/1 (3/15)
Texas Toast Croutons Save $.55/1 (4/30)
Tostitos Chips 9 oz.+ Save $.55 (2/28)
Tostitos Salsa 15 oz+ Save $.55 (2/28)
Totino’s Pizza Rolls Snacks Save $.40/2 (4/23)
Totino’s Pizza Save $.75/2 (4/23)
Tyson Bagged Breaded Chicken Strips Save $1.00/1 (4/30)
Yoplait Go-Gurt, or Trix Multipack Yogurt Save $.75/2 (3/26)
Yoplait Kids Cup Yogurt Save $.50/1 (3/26)

P&G Insert Coupons Expire (2/28/11)

Did you know you can Print Redplum Coupons right from this site, and it is completely Free?

Save $0.25 Bounce Dryer Sheets
Save $0.75/1 Bounce Dryer Sheets
Save $0.50/1 Bounce Dryer Bar
Save $1.00/1 Bounce Dryer Bar
Save $0.50/1 Downy Liquid Fabric Softner or Dryer Sheets
Save $0.35/1 Tide Detergent
Save $1.00/1 Tide Stain Release
Save $3.00/1 Tide Stain Release 26-50 oz powder, 15-34 ct duo pac or 36-68 oz liquid
Buy any ONE Swiffer Duster Starter Kit, Get any ONE Swiffer Duster Refill FREE (up to $4.99)
Save $0.50/1 Swiffer Refill or Swiffer Dust & Shine
Save $0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins
Save $0.25/1 Charmin 2/28/20
Save $2.00/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants AND ONE Pampers Wipes 60ct+
Save $3.00/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants AND ONE Pampers Wipes 60ct+
Save $1.50/1 Pampers Easy Ups Trainers OR UnderJams Night Wear
Save $1.00/1 Clearblue Pregnancy Test
Save $3.00/1 Clearblue Ovulation Kit
Save $2.00/1 Metamucil product
Save $0.50/1 Pepto product
Save $3.00/1 Prilosec
Save $8.00/2 Prilosec 42 ct.
Save $1.50/1 NyQuil Product
Save $1.00/1 Vicks Product
Save $1.00 On any TWO Pringles 180g or Larger
Save $0.50/1 Pringles Snack Stacks or Stix
Save $1.00 On any TWO Pringles Fat Free 165g or larger
Save $2.00/1 Crest Mouthwash 946mL or larger
Save $1.00/1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse 440mL, 458mL, 473mL, OR 500mL
Save $0.75/1 Crest toothpaste 4.0oz or more OR liquid gel
Save $10.00/1 Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express or Professional Effects Whitestrips
Save $0.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage OR any TWO Indicator OR Cavity Defense
Save up to $29.99 Buy any ONE Vitality Rechargeable Toothbrush, Get any ONE Vitality Rechargeable Toothbrush FREE
Save $0.75/1 Oral-B Satin, Glide Floss 25m or more or any ONE Glide Floss Picks 30 count or higher
Save $1.00/1 Oral-B Pro-Health For Me CrossAction OR Pulsar Manual Brush
Save $1.00/1 Crest Pro-Health For Me Toothpaste
Save $0.75/1 Crest Pro-Health For Me Floss
Save $1.00/1 CoverGirl product
Save $4.00/1 Manual or Power Fusion ProGlide Razor
Save $2.00/1 4ct or larger ProGlide Cartridge
Save up to $4.99 Buy any ONE Gillette Deodorant, Get ONE Gillette Deodorant FREE (excluding trial size)
Save $2.00/1 Gillette Bodywash (excluding trial size)
Save $1.00/1 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner (excludes trial size)
Save $2.00/1 Natural Instincts Hair Color
Save $1.00 On any TWO Pantene products (excludes trial size)
Save $1.00/1 Pantene Hairspray, Styler, OR Treatment
Save up to $3.25 Buy any ONE Old Spice Fresh Collection product, Get any ONE Old Spice APDO FREE (of equal or lesser value)
Save $1.00/2 Old Spice products (1.7oz or larger)
Save up to $6.00 Buy any ONE Olay Body Wash, Get any ONE Olay Complete Facial Moisturizer FREE (up to $6.00)
Save up to $3.00 Buy any ONE Olay Bar OR Body Wash, Get any ONE Secret Base deodorant FREE
Save $1.00/2 Herbal Essences or Aussie Products (excludes trial size)

RedPlum Coupon Insert 1/30/2011

Advil PM 16 ct or larger Save $1.00/1 (4/3)
Advil 40 ct or larger Save $1.00/1 (3/31)
Children’s or Infants Advil 0.5oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (3/31)
Advil Congestion Relief product Save $2.00/1 (3/31)
Bar-S 16oz franks or bologna Save $1.00/2 packages (4/25)
Bertolli frozen meal Save $1.50/2 (2/27)
Caress Daily Silk, Evenly Gorgeous, Velvet Bliss, Glowing touch, Whipped Souffle, Blackberry Cream or White Peach Cream (12oz body wash or larger or 6-bar pack or larger ) .75/1 (2/27)
Caress Tahitian Renewal 12oz body wash or larger Save $.75/1 (2/27)
Cesar treats any Save $1.00/1 (3/5)
Cesar canine cuisine entrees buy 3 get ONE FREE value 1.19 (4/9)
Degree Men or Women deodorant or body mist Save $.75/1 (2/27)
Degree Men or Women Clinical Protection anti-perspirant & deodorant Save $2.00/1 (2/27)
Dove Beauty Bar 6 -bar pack or larger no men+ care Save $1.25/1 (2/27)
Dove Body Wash 10oz or larger no men+care Save $1.00/1 (2/27)
Dove deodorant or body mist no trial or travel sizes Save $2.00/1 (2/27)
Dove Hair Care product no trial Save $1.00/1 (2/27)
Dove Men+ care body and face bar 6-bar pack or larger OR Body and face wash 13.5 oz or larger OR Active Clean shower tool Save $1.00/1 (2/27)
Dove Visible Care Body Wash 10 oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (2/27)
Everlast Nutritional Supplement Save $10.00/1 (4/30)
Everlast Nutrition bar Buy One get One FREE Save $2.49 (4/30)
Hellmann’s products 16.5 oz or larger Save $.40/2 (2/27)
Grain Berry antioxidant snack crackers Save $1.00/1 (3/31)
Grain Berry pancake or muffin mix Save $1.00/1 (3/31)
Grain Berry antioxidant cereals Save $1.00/1 (3/31)
I Can’t Believe It’s not Butter 15 oz tub, Stick or spray product Buy One Get one FREE value to Save $2.99(2/27)
Keebler Crackers and/or Sunshine Cheez-it baked snack crackers 7.7oz or larger Save $1.00/2 (3/27)
Kibbles ‘n Bits brand dry dog food Save $2.00/1 (3/19)
Knorr Recipe/Sauce/Gravy mix product Save $.50/1 (2/27)
Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides Save $.50/2 (2/27)
Land O’Frost Premium one pound Lunchmeats Save $.55/1 (4/30)
Lever 2000 bar soap 2-bar pack or larger Save $.50/1 (2/27)
Lipton Cup-a-Soup or Lipton soup secrets Save $.75/2 (2/27)
Lipton Recipe Secrets products Save $.60/2 (2/27)
Lipton tea bags Save $.60/1 (2/27)
Lipton Tea bags, Lipton to-go, or any Ices Tea mix Save $.75/2 (2/27)
L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence to-go shade Save $2.00/1 (3/27)
L’Oreal facial cleanser any Save $1.00/1 (3/27)
L’Oreal Facial moisturizer Save $1.00/1 (3/27)
L’Oreal Le Rouge or any lip product Save $1.00/1 (3/27)
L’Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle or any face cosmetic product Save $3.00/1 (3/27)
Mars Valentine’s Day products Save $1.00/2 (2/14)
Mrs. T. Pierogies , boxes Save $1.00/3 (4/30)
Pedigree Dentastix treats for dogs Save $2.00/1 (3/19)
Perdue USDA Process Verified Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast packages Save $1.00/2 (3/27)
Q-tips cotton swabs products Save $.30/1 (2/27)
Ragu pasta sauce Save $1.00/2 (2/27)
Robitussin 4oz or larger no to go 2 ct Save $1.00/1 (3/31)
Skippy Peanut Butter Product 15oz or larger Save $.75/2 (2/27)
Spikes Salsa including picanta & restaurant style Save $.35/1 (2/28)
Suave Body Lotion product 18 oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (2/27)
Suave Body Wash product Save $.25/1 (2/27)
Suave deodorant product no sweet pea and violet Save $.75/1 (2/27)
Suave Men’s Shampoo or conditioner product Save $.50/1 (2/27)
Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner product Save $1.00/2 (2/27)
Suave Professional Styling Products Save $1.00/2 (2/27)
ThermaCare 2 ct or larger Save $1.00/1 (3/30)
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Product Save $1.00/1 (2/27)
Vaseline Lotion Save $1.00/1 (2/27)
Wish-Bone or Wish-Bone Western Dressing Save $1.00/2 (2/27)
Zegerid OTC any Save $3.00/1 (2/26)
Zegerid OTC 42 count only Save $8.00/1 (2/13)

RedPlum Coupon Insert 1/30/2011 (list 2)

Abreva Save $3/1 (8/15)
Advantage brands Save $1.50/1 (3/31)
Breathe Right 12 ct or smaller Save $1.50/1 (3/31)
Breathe Right 25ct+ Save $2.50/1 (3/31)
Citrucel Bulk Fiber Therapy Save $2/1 (3/31)
Dickinson’s Sweet ‘n Hot Pepper & Onion relish Save $1/2 (4/30)
Ecotrin Save $2/1 (3/31)
Emerald Nuts product 5 oz+ Save $1.50/2 (3/13)
Fancy Feast 3oz cans any Save $1/24 (4/30)
Fancy Feast Appetizers for cats any Save $1/3 (4/30)
Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys 3oz cans Save $1/8 (4/30)
Fancy Feast Gourmet Dry Cat Food Save $1/1(4/30)
Jimmy Dean fully cooked product Save $1.50/1 (3/6)
Jimmy Dean Sausage rolls Save $1/2 (4/17)
Naturally Delicious Dressing Save $1/1 (4/11)
Naturally Delicious Mayonnaise Save $/11 (4/11)
Naturally Delicious Barbecue sauce Save $1/1(4/11)
Nestle Coffee-mate liquid creamers Save $1/2 (4/30)
Nestle Coffee-mate powder creamers Save $1/2 (4/30)
Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough Save $1/1 (2/14)
Nestle or Wonka candy fun size bags 9oz+ Save $1/2 (2/28)
Os-cal calcium supplement Save $2/1 (3/31)
Pop Secret products Save $1/2 (3/13)
Purina Alpo single cans any size-variety Save $1/8 (3/14)
Purina Alpo 13.2 oz or smaller can dog food B1G1F up to Save $.89 (3/14)
Purina Beneful Prepared Meals B4G2F up to Save $4.58 (4/1)
Purina Beneful Snackin Slices any size Save $1/1 (4/24)
Purina One Dry Cat food any size-variety Save $2/1 (2/28)
Purina One Dry Dog food any size-variety Save $2/1 (2/28)
Purina Fit & Trim adult dog food 4.5 lb.+ Save $1/1 (2/26)
Purina Mighty Dog 12 cans OR one 12-count variety pack Save $2/1 (3/21)
Purina T Bonz or Purina Tiny T Bonz any size-variety Save $1/1 (4/24)
Purina Tidy Cat any size-variety Save $1.50/1 (4/30)
Purina Tidy Cat BREEZE litter system Save $5/1 (4/30)
Purina Whisker Lickin’s any size variety Save $1/2 (4/24)
Rimmel Save $1/1 (3/31)
Sarna anti-itch Save $3/1 (3/31)
Stouffer’s family or party size entree 28oz+ Save $1/1 (2/28)
Tums any 24 ct+ Save $1/2 (3/31)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Maybe this will work.....

First I have to say the word "couponing" is NOT a real word but I like it, so hey there it is......just had to start there. So my plan is to keep this lil blog for my friends/family that want to know what I do to save money on groceries and household products. I am not a expert, I have learned the ways of savvy shopping and couponing from other sites. It has taken me some time to find the right websites. The site that you want to visit most for your helpful tips is probably one that reviews sales for stores that you live close to. For example; my sweet Sister in Law and I were talking about how to coupon over the Thanksgiving holiday. Her grocery stores are different from mine for the most part. We do both have a Walgreens and a Walmart, although we live hundreds of miles from each other. Nationwide chains seem to run the same sales across the country, with a few exceptions. Some grocery stores go by different names depending on where you live. For example; Kroger is widely known across the country. In my area, Kroger goes by the name Frys.
In the Ozarks of Missouri Kroger goes by the name Dillons. If you have a Kroger affiliate in your area you are blessed. Kroger stores typically run killer sales and you will fall in love.
If you do not have a Kroger store in your area do NOT lose heart. You CAN still save big bucks, I promise. Learning how takes time and patience and I have very little of both :)

Please ask me any questions that you have.....leave them in the comment section or find me on Facebook. I will get back to you as often as my pink punks allow me.....they tend to dominate my time and I am so thankful for all 4 of them.

For now......let me break down what I did today in my grocery shopping, how I went about gathering the coupons (since I think this will be the number one question) and how I executed my plan. The goal is to beat the stores at their own game, it's time that you got the MOST for your hard earned money and perhaps you are then able to pass on the blessing to others.

As a side note; I must add that if you want to save big you need to be flexible when it comes to brands. I often get better deals on name brand products than with the generic option. It does require that I am NOT name brand loyal.

Here is what I did today and in preparation for my shopping trip today.

Planning is the key!
On Saturday-I begin by checking here

If I think that the coupons in Sunday's paper will be of value to me I buy several newspapers...

On Sunday-I buy 4-10 newspapers at depending on how useful the coupons are for my family. You can buy the Sunday paper at other stores, but I pick Dollar Tree because the paper is only $1.
I then organize my coupons in a homemade to follow, hopefully tomorrow.

On Tuesday- (because stores typically run their deals/sales ads from Wed-Wed weekly)
I go to some amazing websites that walk me through the weekly sales at my stores and match those sales with current coupons. Make a list........I am serious. Without a list I get so overwhelmed, add a crying 3 year old to that and.....well.......I may cry too.

On Wednesday-(If I had enough time on Tuesday to complete my list on Tuesday)
I am ready to shop till I drop, kinda........almost. It's better to go without the children, that is just a fact peeps ;)

So that was a run down of what I did last week and it definitely worked for me. I was able to save over $200 using coupons and matching them to local ads.

I began at Walgreens today (it seems there is one on every corner across the country)
I happened to notice while sitting in the Parent Pick-up line at school (scrolling online using my phone) a big sale at Walgreens on Dixie Paper Plates and Chex Mix. I just happened to have coupons for both.

Here is the way I scored a deal at Walgreens:
I purchased 6 packages of Dixie paper plates (45 ct) on sale 2 for $3
I purchased 6 bags of Chex Mix on sale for 1.33 each

I used 6 $1 off coupons for the Dixie Paper plates
I used 6 $1 off coupons for the Chex mix

So my total after coupons was $3 for 6 packages of plates and $1.98 for 6 bags of Chex Mix. (+tax.......gotta love Uncle Sam)
I scored 12 products for under $5!! Not too bad :)

Hang tough here friends, one of the keys to saving often includes multiple stores, rest assured you do NOT have to go to all of them in one day.

I then went to my local Kroger (aka:Frys)
I had my list in my binder ready to attack......I mean shop. My bad!
Frys has a Mega Sale going on this week and when I see that I get out my binder and dig through all of my coupons to match those MEGA deals.

I won't go through them all, because I ended up buying $200 worth of groceries for $80 and I am afraid it would get boring for you.

FRYS/KROGER: I matched up my mega 10 items (and yes, you MUST buy 10 qualifying items to get the deal listed)

I bought:
3 New York Garlic Bread Boxes (frozen food section) $1.99 each
3 Mama Bella boxes of garlic bread (see I am not brand loyal :) $1.99 each
4 Kruselaz boxes of pancake mix (it would be cheaper to make my own, but I don't) $1.49 each

I then used the following coupons I had gathered last week from a coupon booklet at a different local grocery store......

I used the following coupons:
3 Coupons- $1 New York Garlic Bread
3 Coupons- $1 Mama Bella Garlic Bread
4 Coupons (found on the blinkie machines in the same aisle) $1 Kruselaz pancake mix

So here are my before and after prices:

Before Coupons my total for those 10 items (only using the sales price for this week) $17.90
After using my coupons matched with my sale items my total (not including tax) is $7.90

I did 3 sets of the Mega 10 items match ups, every single item I bought had a coupon and that made for mega savings :)

I do realize that a family cannot live on garlic bread and pancake mix......well, my girls might like that but it would not fly for my hubby who is a meat and potatoes kinda dude. Plus, that would not be healthy.

I say that to lead to my final BIG TIP for saving $$$$$$$............

Here's the word.......say it over and over again until you get used to the idea........

then say it again.... the word of the day is STOCKPILE........really it is......STOCKPILE!!!!

You will love it or learn to eventually. When you buy items or get them for free it is wonderful right? So you then want to use multiple coupons and get as many items as you can for that cheapo price.........right? I think so. For example I have not bought toilet paper since September.
I found a Blinkie (you know those lil blinking coupon machines in the grocery aisle) for $2.00 off one 12 count package of Cottonelle TP! I then matched that coupon with a great sale.......
12 count packages of Cottonelle were on sale for $4.99, each time I bought one package my store gave me a Catalina for $2 on my next shopping order(Catalina=those annoying coupons that you are handed when the cashier gives you your receipt)

Here is what I did:
I bought the Cottonelle on sale for $4.99
I used my $2.00 coupon from the blinkie machine.
Then I got my FREE $2.00 Catalina Coupon for any purchase in the store.

So my first TP buy cost me $2.99 outta my pocket.....then I "rolled" that Catalina and bought several.....LOTS.......of TP.........CHEAPO!!

The next time I went for my cheapo TP I used my $2.00 Catalina WITH my $2.00 blinkie coupon. Scoring me a 12 pk of Cottonelle TP for the wee price of 99 PENNIES!! NO JOKE!
When I bought that package at 99 cents I then got another $2.00 Catalina.......and continued "rolling" those babies for more TP on the cheap!!
For the record, 4 little girls use a whooooooollllleeee lotta TP! Or we could TP someones house......hummmm......ideas!! I bought so many packages.....we are down to our last 2 packs of 12 now.....and I am hoping for another steal of a deal on TP soon.

Okay.........your eyes are getting sleepy from all of this mumbo jumbo coupon business.
It sounds complicated at first, but once you get a system it becomes routine; like doing the laundry. Ummmm okay..........bad example. I don't want anything to do with laundry routines.

More to come tomorrow........I might even show you our stockpile. Maybe ???
Stay tuned.
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