What Should I Expect from Coupons – January Edition

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...]

Get on Track to Pay Off Debt and Save Money

Are you on track to pay off debt and save money? We have slowly been making our way to being debt free for the past 4 years. It can get boring at times, that's why I really like this new program that rewards you as you pay off bills. It's kind of like a sticker chart for adults. With Pay off you can have fun, win badges and even earn cash for reaching your financial goals! The best part - it's FREE! It is packed full of money saving tips for all incomes. Once you sign-in, be sure to check out … [Read more...]

Wizard Melissa Saves 70%

The Cereal stock up sales are in full swing at our local grocery stores, and I hesitated to even get more because I'm fully stocked for my family, but at these prices, I could not resist.  Hy-Vee has 50% off of their Kellogg's cereals (all of them) and with that and the killer $5/5 Kellogg's Cereals coupon that David posted, we would have been loony not to take advantage of that.  Basically the cereal came to under $1 per box, so for that price, and with two little boys who love cereal in the … [Read more...]

How Couponing Has Changed My Life

As I sat here this week and did my taxes I also went  through all my receipts, you see I keep every receipt for every purchase I make and put them in an envelope by month. At the end of the year I go through them and toss what I no longer need. What really struck me this year is the realization of how my spending habits have changed. Last year at this time I was spending $850.00 a month on groceries and saving $125.00. Now I spend $200-300.00 a month and save $800.00. I cannot imagine going … [Read more...]

A PEEK into Wizard Melissa’s Stockpile(s)!

  How many of you stand in front of your stockpile and admire it? Come on. Admit it! I'm PROUD of mine, so I totally do! I organize it, and straighten it and brag about it and show it to everyone who comes over! Yep, I'm a proud couponer!!  My KIDS even want to show their friends when they come over! They enjoy heading down stairs to the "Grocery Store" to grab snacks or things for dinner!! I have only been couponing for ONE YEAR. Yes, 365 days. When I started, I didn't … [Read more...]