What to Expect From Couponing – May Edition


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It's hard to believe it has already been a month since my last installment of What to Expect from Couponing, but here we are a month older and hopefully a month wiser!  May is a great month for couponers.  Although a bit premature in some parts of the country this year, it's the unofficial launch of the summer shopping season.  The summer shopping season is definitely polar for couponers.  By the time July rolls around, we will hear the beginning of the grumblings about "no food coupons in the … [Read more...]

What to Expect from Couponing – February Edition


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What can you expect from couponing in February?  Lots of change!  This first weekend of February is now home to the Superbowl.  In the grocery industry, it is basically treated just like a national holiday.  In all seriousness, it's one of the top five grocery weekends of the year!  If you are the brand manager for certain categories, you can make or break your budget for the entire year in this one weekend.  This is your time to capitalize on hot sales for snacks and appetizers.  Salty snacks … [Read more...]

Putting Together a Coupon Trip


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How I Put Together a Coupon Trip Lots of people say “teach me how to coupon” or “I don’t know where I begin.” I thought it might be helpful to run you through how I put a coupon trip together each and every week. I’ll tell you right from the start that I’m a spreadsheet person. I’m not going to get into all the nitty gritty on inputting my trips on spreadsheets. That would be for another post, but whether you type your lists or hand-write them, the steps I take would be pretty much the same. So … [Read more...]

What Should I Expect from Coupons – January Edition


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January is a time of new beginnings.  Many of us come up with resolutions that we have no intention of keeping.  Others will turn over a new leaf that will change the way they live for the rest of their life.  Regardless of where you fit on the spectrum, there is one thing for certain: couponing is still hot! In 2011 we saw a huge spike in the number of people that started couponing. It lasted into February of 2012 and then started to decline. We had a new generation of "born again … [Read more...]

Know Your Store Plan for All Your Favorite Stores


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Do You Have a Store Plan? Do you have a favorite store you like to coupon at? If so, do you have a store plan for that store? If you’re not sure what I mean by that, I’ll explain. My store plan has helped me immensely in the planning stages of my shopping trips and hopefully once you see what I mean, it will help you too. Living in the Southeast, my favorite store to coupon at is Publix. When I first moved down here, one of the first things I did was head to my closest Publix to check it … [Read more...]

CVS Shopping Trip Plan For Week Of 5/11


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CVS Shopping Trip Plan For Week Of 5/11 I had a couple people ask how I was planning my CVS trip for this week. I have $25 in ECBs to start out with, and I plan on getting over $60 in product in the first transaction for around .50 OOP, and get back $30 ECBs. IF this all goes as planned it will work perfect AND I will also earn another $5 ECB back from the CVS Beauty Club from reaching another $50 spending mark. Here is my plan: 4 Excedrin 24 ct $4.99 ea = $19.96 - Receive $10 ECB for … [Read more...]

Publix: David Breaks Down the Planning and Execution of a 90% Savings Shopping Trip!


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One of the things that we strive to do is to actually show you how to coupon. I don't want to be known as a site that simply tells you how to do it. I want to lead by example and show you the different techniques in action so that you are able to replicate them for your own household. This video will show you how we were able to save 90% on a 3 month supply of laundry detergent and some other household needs. Specifically the techniques to be watching are: Elevating a basket purchase before … [Read more...]

How I am Guaranteed to Save an Extra $5.00 at Publix Every Time I Shop


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One of the things that we do on our page is try to equip you with the ability to save as much as possible. We share the same valuable tips and tricks that we use when we shop in an effort to hep you maximize your personal savings. By using the $5/$30 purchase coupons from Winn-Dixie, we are guaranteed to save an additional $5.00 every time we shop for groceries at Publix (or Winn-Dixie). If you don't understand how this works, it's really pretty simple. Most people are under the … [Read more...]

Couponing with your Spouse


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My husband just LOVES to coupon. Vicariously through me that is. He’s not what you would call a patient man. In fact, when it comes to things like clipping coupons, scouring store ads and mapping out a shopping plan, he has none! He does help me in other ways though. Ways that he’s probably not even aware of. Even if your husband, or wife maybe, says they don’t want to get involved with your couponing, with a little bit of ingenuity, you can come up with tasks for them that will assist you with … [Read more...]

Using BOGO Coupons on B2G1 Free Sales


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Using BOGO Coupons on B2G1 Sales There are a lot of confusing scenarios in the coupon world, but few have left me stumped with the exception of Buy 2 Get 1 Free (B2G1) sales combined with Buy 1 Get 1 Free (BOGO) coupons. Then one day I decided to sit down and break it down. Since then I refer to my notes whenever using BOGO coupons comes at the same time as a B2G1 sale. I thought I’d break it down for you now, since I’m about to post a deal on Glade Plugins currently going on at Publix that … [Read more...]

Effective Couponing – What is Your Time Worth?


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One of the biggest traps that I see new couponers fall into is the "time trap". It starts out slow, maybe a couple of free tubes of toothpaste. Before they know it, they are doing the elephant walk with 5 carts of groceries in an attempt to recreate Extreme Couponing. Why? The Coupon Wizards endorses extremely effective couponing, NOT extreme couponing. If you are looking to waste your time in an attempt to hoard massive quantities of Yakisoba noodles, this is not the site for you. If you want … [Read more...]

Farmers Markets Versus Grocery Store Fruits And Vegetables


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Farmers Markets Versus Grocery Store Fruits And Vegetables We are always looking for the hottest coupons and the best sales to go with them. Smart shopping doesn't always have to have coupons involved! In fact, one if the biggest things I hear in the world of couponing is there are never any coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables. Several shoppers use overage (if your store allows it) to purchase fresh produce and meat, but there are many stores where overage is not allowed. Think about … [Read more...]

HOT Scott Toilet Paper or Paper Towel CVS Coupon


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We all know that Scott paper towels and toilet paper are part of the cash card deal at CVS this week. Here is a HOT CVS store coupon to make the deal even better! Head over and Play the Game to find out your value. When you find out your coupon value, all you have to do is share to Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest  and increase your coupon value up to $2.00!! Your coupon will be emailed to you for printing. There are 2 mfg coupon for Scott from the 1/13 inserts that you can stack to make … [Read more...]

Coupon Organization For The “On The Go” Shopper


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Coupon organization is a must when planning a shopping trip! Coupon organization means different things to different people.  How many  different ways have you tried to organize your list, coupons, ECB’s or RR’s, and your store coupons when heading out for your shopping trips? If you are like me, you have struggled with coupon organization.  You may  have tried a few ways, and failed with a few ways! I finally picked out and bought a small organizer. In the hopes that would be my cure, it … [Read more...]

Free Yoplait At Stop & Shop


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If you have a Stop & Shop near you, you are in luck. I happened to see this in the flyer yesterday before I went to print out coupons for my shopping trip. Yoplait Simplait is on sale this week, 4/$3. There is a $0.40/1 printable coupon that will double, making these little guys totally free! There is also a $0.30/1 printable as well, making these just $0.15, unless you are buying more, in which case you'll get them for free too (They are 20/$10 when you purchase that quantity) Head to … [Read more...]

Free Dr. Scholl’s At Target


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Head to Target for this great freebie! If you have the Dr. Scholl's coupons, you can score yourself some free insoles at your local Target. They have insoles priced as low as $5.49 Use $3/1 Dr. Scholl's coupon Use $3/1 Target Printable Final price: Free, maybe more if your Target allows overage! … [Read more...]

Stock Up Alert on Dryer Sheets


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If you are running low on dryer sheets, here's your chance to score some at a stockpile price. Dollar General has boxes of Snuggle dryer sheets in the dollar section for $1 a piece. Pair that with the $0.50/1 Snuggle coupon and you can pick them up for just 50 cents a box! I went through the whole laundry section and couldn't find them there - in the middle of my store there is a separate row where everything in the row is $1. That's where I found these sheets. Don't have the coupons? Pick … [Read more...]

Free Bic Pens!


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The free Bic is back! If you still have coupons left, you'll want to make sure you head out this week and pick some up. Make sure you either hit Staples, or pick up a flyer to price match at your local Target or Walmart. The Bic Velocity 2-pk pens are on sale this week for 50 cents each. Pair that with the $1/2 Bic coupon and they're free! … [Read more...]

Stockpile Price Alert: Peanut Butter


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If you have a Stop & Shop near you, you're going to want to check your flyer for this week. Starting tomorrow, 8/17, if you have the right coupons, you can pick up Planter's Peanut Butter for $0.50 per jar (or less if you have Catalinas). I am thrilled about this because I've been waiting for a chance to use these coupons before they expire and my stockpile price was 60 cents a jar (which I thought I'd never see again!) Here's how the deal works: Planter's Peanut butter is on sale this week … [Read more...]

Huggies Slip-On Diapers only $3.49!


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This price is without a sale - so imagine if these are put on sale in the next week or two! Right now, the August coupon book is out at Walgreens and there is a $4 coupon for the Huggies diapers. Pair that with the $2 Huggies Slip-On Diaper coupon and you can score them for just $3.49 per pack! Remember, the Huggies coupons don't expire until 8/4, so if you need some, you can pick up a 10 count for just $1.50 on Wiz Clipz. … [Read more...]