CVS Trip – 57% Savings Better than None


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After my Walgreens score and explanation last week, I decided to hone in on CVS this week and boy was I glad I did! Got a few freebies, stocked up on luncheon pizzas and earned some ECBs for next week. This is my picture, to the left, of everything I got, minus the clippers since hubby already confiscated those (*Note to self - Hide score until photo is taken* LOL) This is the 3rd installment of my Shopping Spreadsheet and the easiest of them to explain because I’ve gone over the other … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Party on a Budget


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We always have two big parties a year. There’s our Welcome to Hurricane Season party, which you would understand if you’re an insurance adjuster, and then there’s our annual Super Bowl party. The Super Bowl party can be a tough one because it’s right after the holidays and money is tight, but if you plan the type of party we have, it can be accomplished with as little out of pocket as 100-150 bucks! Invitations Before you can have a party, you have to invite people. I usually make my own, … [Read more...]

FREE Kraft Mac & Cheese Starting Noon Today


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Macsurance is back! What is Macsurance you ask? Kraft Macaroni & Cheese did this last year and is doing it again for a limited time, starting today. For today's giveaway, it will be 12 noon EST and they will be issuing insurance certificates to help you protect your Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Along with these certificates will come a coupon for a FREE box! I did this last year and it's pretty cute. Just click on any of the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese links in this post to be taken to the … [Read more...]

Take the Confusion out of Walgreens Coupon Shopping


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I went to Walgreens yesterday for the 3rd time this week, to stock up on pain meds, toothpaste and hubby’s breakfast bars, but mainly I went on all these different trips because I needed my Register Reward (RR) fix! It’s not a huge shop, and the sale ended today, but I got $39 in RRs to roll for next week (when you multiply this trip by 3). I’ve been pretty slack in my drugstore shopping as of late and thought it was about time to get back in the game! If you didn’t read the first post, … [Read more...]

South Beach Diet Bars Deal at Walgreens


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I have good news for South Beach Diet Bar lovers! As you may know, they are running a special at Walgreens on these; buy 1 box at $5.99, get a $5.99 Register Reward at checkout. Well do we have the South Beach Diet Bar deal for you! The $1/1 any box of South Beach Diet Bars that was printing a while back has reset, which means you should be able to print one out and score at Walgreens! Just click on the link above and print. Hurry though; this ran out of prints quickly last time and with this … [Read more...]

Trading Coupons – The Ins & Outs of It


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Trading Coupons with Others Have you ever wondered about the ins & outs of trading coupons? Have you ever tried trading coupons yourself to get the ones you're after? If not, or if you're curious about it, this post may help you to find just one more way for you to get the coupons you need for your shopping trips, not to mention a way to get rid of some coupons you won’t ever use. There’s no reason for coupons to go to waste; trade them for what you will use! I’ve traded coupons in the past … [Read more...]

Publix – Small Trip, Big Savings


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So I ventured out to Publix this weekend. I had seen a couple posts on a couple deals I wanted to score so I clipped/found my coupons and headed out. Before I could clip and find my coupons from my files and binder though, I made sure to plan it out on my Shopping Spreadsheet as I found the deals. What spreadsheet you ask? Well, I’m here to tell you all about it! Or if you're just interested in what I scored, take a look at the screenshot below. 89% Savings; not too shabby! How the … [Read more...]

Coupon for Free Suave Professionals Keratin Product!


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Suave is currently giving away free coupons good for a free bottle of their Suave Professionals Keratin Insfusion products. It's only for the first 50,000 though so if you want in, don't dawdle! Just click on the "1st 50,000 K get a Free Full-Sized Bottle" post and head over to sign up for yours. When you're finished, head back over to MySavings and take a look at some other great freebies you can score! Good luck and thanks to Wiz Kid Erica Z for letting us know! … [Read more...]

How to Find Free Stuff & Coupons – Tip #3


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Have you ever wondered how people find all this free stuff on the Internet?  What about all the coupons people seem to be able to find with ease? If you’ve ever wondered how “they” do it, this article series is for you. One very important tidbit to keep in mind before you begin - if you spend a lot of time on the Internet, you will be able to snag a lot of things. On the other hand, if you don’t spend a lot of time online, you won’t. It’s as simple as that. Fortunately, I work on the Internet … [Read more...]

Wizard Michele’s Coupon Spreadsheet


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For those of you that read my post on How Wizard Michele Organizes Her Coupons, this article breaks down my spreadsheet a little more in depth for you. My hybrid method is very similar to some of the other ones out there, but in some ways, it’s a bit different. Rather than repeating a lot of what was said in my previous post, in order to understand this one a bit more, I suggest you go back and read it first, then head back over here to find out exactly how I use the spreadsheet part of my … [Read more...]

How to Find Free Stuff & Coupons – Tip #2


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Have you ever wondered how people find all this free stuff on the Internet?  What about all the coupons people seem to be able to find with ease? If you’ve ever wondered how “they” do it, this article series is for you. One very important tidbit to keep in mind before you begin - if you spend a lot of time on the Internet, you will be able to snag a lot of things. On the other hand, if you don’t spend a lot of time online, you won’t. It’s as simple as that. Fortunately, I work on the Internet … [Read more...]

How to Find Free Stuff & Coupons – Tip #1


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Have you ever wondered how people find all this free stuff on the Internet? What about all the coupons people seem to be able to locate with ease? If you’ve ever wondered how “they” do it, this article series is for you. One very important tidbit to keep in mind before you begin - if you spend a lot of time on the Internet, you will be able to snag a lot of things. On the other hand, if you don’t spend a lot of time online, you won’t. It’s as simple as that. Fortunately, I work on the … [Read more...]

Save Money on Your Satellite/Cable Bill the Wizardess Way!!!


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Here’s a money tip for you! I know a lot of people watch lots of TV, but in our house that’s just not the case. There are, however, a few things on TV that I absolutely can’t do without! That’s my football, House, and Law & Order Special Victims Unit. Not a lot of people are aware of this, but did you know that you can put your satellite service into vacation mode? And it probably works with cable too! And did you further know that there’s this free online site called Hulu™? And for only … [Read more...]

What is a Coupon Clipping Service?


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What Is a Clipping Service? Do you know what a Coupon Clipping Service is? If you’re new to couponing, you may not. Therefore, I’m going to explain a little bit about what one is, who should use one, and how to use them. First and foremost, know that a clipping service is not for everyone. Some people believe that spending money to save money defeats the purpose. Also, even though you’re paying for the time and labor to have the coupons clipped, some think that’s it’s just “wrong” to buy … [Read more...]

Meet Wizard Michele


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For those of you who are new to our little couponing corner of the world, my name is Michele and I have been a Wizard since about the beginning of August. I found The Coupon Wizards back in late February, early March, of 2011, and have barely missed a day on the website or Facebook Page, since! It all began with a little research for a client on another couponing blog (long story) and quickly ended when I came across the Wizards. I told my client, “No, no, this is the site you want.” Little did … [Read more...]

Wizard Michele’s New Year Resolutions


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New Year Resolution 1 So what are everyone’s resolutions this year?  One of mine happens almost every year it seems. I know this will come as a shock to some of you, but mine is almost always “To become even more organized than last year.” And this year, that’s especially true where these coupons are concerned! I have my spreadsheet all updated. I have to do that each week the new coupons come out, otherwise, I begin to lose track of what was last. The problem always comes in with the coupons … [Read more...]

Managing Your Stockpile


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Now that you have your stockpile, what the heck are you going to do with it?  That's the million dollar question that we answer in this webinar.  You will learn ways to preserve your products, buying techniques and even some seasonal tips.  The truth is that if you don't manage your stockpile properly, all of your hard work will be for naught.       … [Read more...]

Is Your Business Ready for the New Year?


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This time a year is my favorite of them all, but probably not for the reasons you would think. As a small business owner, I enjoy the end of the year because it’s a slow time for me in my line of work. My clients are all out doing their holiday thing while I’m here at home doing mine; my year-end-wrap-up! As I was organizing my files and compiling my list of goals for my business next year, I thought to myself, “There must be others in the same boat as me.” Owning a small business and getting … [Read more...]

How Wizard Michele Organizes Her Coupons


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I like to call my coupon organization the “Michele Method.” Simply because there are none like it. Actually, it’s more a combination of all of the other coupon organization methods! I think the easiest way to explain it is to take you through sort of a “step-by-step” of what I do each week, and the weeks following, to keep my coupons both organized and under control. Before getting into that though, there are some things you need to know up front so my “steps” make a little more sense. First … [Read more...]

Ultra Foods/Town & Country Best of the Best for 12/22 – 12/28/11


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Sweet Potatoes, $0.25/lb (through Saturday 12/24) Banquet Brown and Serve Patties or Links, $0.88 (limit 4) (through Saturday 12/24) Dean's Dips, 12-16 Oz., $0.98 $1/2 Dean's Dips printable FINAL COST: $0.48 each when you buy 2 Flav-R-Pac Vegetable Blends, 14-16 Oz,$1.33 $0.35/1 Flav-R-Pac or WestPac Product, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 09/11/11 R) FINAL COST: $0.98 Sara Lee Bread, 20 Oz. Classic White, Kids White with Iron, 100% Whole Wheat, $1.66 $0.55/1 Sara Lee Wheat Bread, 20 oz+ … [Read more...]