Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs – Easy Party Food


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  ***Don't miss a HOT deal or coupon. Make sure you've "Liked" our Facebook Page, The Coupon Wizards, and check it often! Also make sure to join our NEWEST Facebook Groups, Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Online Dealz!***   Having a party soon? These Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs are not only a quick and easy party food, they will also be sure to impress your guests. Of course, there are a ton of possibilities and variations that can be made with this … [Read more...]

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...]

Trimming the Fat Tip #1 – Know your Auto Insurance


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As many of you know, by day I am a risk management consultant and licensed commercial property and casualty insurance agent.  I have a Certified Risk Managers designation as well as a Certified Insurance Counselors designation.  That means that I know a lot of stuff that is good for me to know, but basically worthless information to the population at large!  However, I have decided to draw on some of that knowledge for at least a couple of the articles having to do with the trimming of fat in … [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...]

Win a GE 7 Cu Ft Deep Freeze! – Coolest Giveaway of the year!


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We are in the process of giving away a GE 7 cubic ft Deep Freeze in honor of the new year! In addition, we are celebrating the launch of our brand new Facebook Group, Red Hot Coupons! This giveaway will give you several opportunities to gain entries, however, you MUST be a member of Red Hot Coupons to win! In addition, we are going to do something completely CRAZY! For every 2500 members we add to the group, we will give away another deep freeze! Meaning, if we have 10,000 group members by … [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...]

What are The Coupon Wizards Webinars and What Can I Expect?


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People ask me all the time: "What are the Coupon Wizards Webinars?" so I decided I would finally take a few minutes and write a quick post about them. One of the things that I decided when I launched The Coupon Wizards in January 2011 was that I wanted our page to be different. I wanted it to be more a family or community than just a page that spit out information but was never around when it was time to answer questions. To this end, I began to develop a series of live, online training sessions … [Read more...]

What to Expect from Coupons – November Edition


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Now that the time has dropped back an hour and we are greeted by both darkness and light much earlier than I would like, there are quite a few things going on in the world of coupons. November and December are the Holy Grail for marketing companies and advertising agencies. It's the last chance to hit your numbers for the current year in hopes of renewing a contract with your client for the next year to come. Manufacturers work all year to prepare for the single biggest grocery holiday of the … [Read more...]

What can I Expect from Couponing in the Coming Weeks? October Edition


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What can you expect from couponing in October? Well, September 21 has come and gone and Autumn is officially here.  The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer.  People are staying home more and eating more meals as a family.  Dry grocery sales have started to increase.  If you read the September Edition of this series, you will see that things have tracked pretty much as I predicted.  The coupon inserts have started carrying more grocery coupons and the health and beauty … [Read more...]

What Can I Expect in the Coming Weeks? September Edition


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Over the coming weeks you will notice a lot of changes in the face of the grocery industry.  Many of you should have already noticed that we are seeing more and more food coupons each week.  This trend will continue from now until the end of the year.  Believe it or not, there aren't that many more weeks of coupons between now and January.  We lose at least three between Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Because of this, you should have also noticed that the expiration dates on your coupons are … [Read more...]

What can I Expect from Coupons in the Coming Weeks? August Edition


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I have read quite a few posts on the wall and have gotten a few emails and comments in webinars from people who are wondering "When will I see more food coupons?"  Well, you have my attention!  Here is your answer. In the summer time, the typical family does not consume nearly the amount of food that they do in the winter time.  This is especially true with the items that we stockpile in mass quantity like canned goods, pasta sauces, etc.  You will typically find coupons for picnic items and … [Read more...]

What to Expect From Couponing – June Edition


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This article won't take nearly as long to write as many of the others because the short answer is that June is pretty lame for couponing. Well, to be fair, at least 3/4 of it is. When you get to the end of the month, things start ramping up for the 4th of July. The truth is that things are in a pretty serious lull. Kids are getting out of school, families are leaving on vacation and the stores are pretty desolate......until the last week of the month. The produce department is in full swing … [Read more...]

What is Savingstar and How Does It Work


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Savingstar is another way that you can save on your grocery and drug store purchases. Savingstar is different because you never need to print anything out. You simply create an account with them online for free and then register all of your loyalty cards. You will not have a loyalty card form Savingstar itself. You attach all of your existing loyalty cards to your Savingstar account. Each week, we will publish a list of the current Savingstar coupons. All you need to do is load them to your … [Read more...]

Why aren’t my Shopping Trips as Good as Everyone Else?


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New couponers experience quite a roller coaster ride of emotions at the onset of their journey.  After a few trips, they may find themselves with their heads spinning, asking themselves:  Why aren't my shopping trips as good as everyone else's?  The fact of the matter is:  WHO CARES?  I think that the internet and social media are a very effective tool for us to use when learning anything new.  However, I think is also a major source of discouragement for people who are truly better than … [Read more...]

What to Expect From Couponing – April Edition


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April is a fun month for couponers.  It is a month of transition and with the arrival of Spring in late March, it's a month of new beginnings.  For me, April is almost like the official transition from the cold winter months into the summer season with a quick drop-in on spring.  Let's see what we can expect in the stores this month! The produce department will be buzzing with tons of new offerings.  I typically only like to buy domestic produce, so it's a great time of year for me.  In fact, … [Read more...]

What to Expect from Coupons – March Edition


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Ready to learn about coupons in March? It is hard to believe that we are into the third month of 2015 already. It literally seems like yesterday that the kids were tearing through wrapping paper on Christmas morning and now it's a distant memory.  As winter draws to a close and spring is upon us, we are in a fun time of the year for couponers.  The weather will begin to change, the days will become longer and people will be staying out of their homes more and more.  Little League, scouting and … [Read more...]

Money Doesn’t Have Emotions, People Do


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We get mad when someone cuts us off in traffic. We despise having to be put on hold when all we have is a simple customer service question. We don't like being inconvenienced by having to wait in long lines. Our heart skips a beat when we finally find the love of our lives. We have anxiety when we are waiting on the results of medical testing. We have pride when our children accomplish things we only dreamed of. Let's face it, people are emotional. Money, on the other hand, is not. If you think … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Treat Bags with Printable Topper


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Valentine Treat Bags with Printable Topper   Valentine's Day is one of our favorite holidays of the year. Not only do you get to express your undying affection for the one that you love, you also can get the kids involved. Using projects like these Valentine's Treat Bags are a great way to save money on classroom goodies while giving your kids a project that will entertain them and also teach them a little bit about how to save money when doing things yourself. There are plenty … [Read more...]

How to Refresh Wool Clothes


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How to Refresh Wool Clothes Wool clothes are usually put away at the start of summer. These are usually cramped into drawers or cupboards and are quickly pulled out once the cooler weather arrives. However, because of the time they have spent in the drawers, wool clothes can sometimes smell a little musty. First, you will have to check them to make sure that they are not soiled. Gather them all together and then turn all of them inside out. Then head on over to your laundry room and toss … [Read more...]

Is the 52 Week Money Saving Challenge Really a Good Idea?


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I am sure by now that most of you have seen all of the frugal bloggers posting their 52 week money saving challenge posts.  After all, it's the first of the year.  Most of us have set the goals we will attempt to achieve in 2014 and are going great guns to get a good head start.  If you have followed my page for any amount of time at all, you know I don't always do what other people do.  In fact, I live by the mantra that Dave Ramsey sets forth in his books:  If being normal means being in debt, … [Read more...]