Couponing Tips Tuesday – Store Circular


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Couponing Tip - The Store Circular You’ve scoured the matchup for the store you’re shopping at. You’ve jotted down your deals or entered them into your couponing spreadsheet. You’ve clipped your coupons and they’re all nice and organized. Even though you know exactly what you’re going after as you head to the store, once you get there, grab the store circular at the front or bring it with you if you already have it. You may not think you need it because you’re prepared, but chances are you … [Read more...]

Combining SavingStar Offers and Manufacturer Coupons – Yay or Nay?


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SavingStar Offers & Manufacturer Coupons Can you combine a manufacturer coupon with SavingStar offers? This one is a pretty easy answer and sadly, the answer is mostly no. The only exception being the “One or Many” offers. Those are not considered manufacturer coupons in and of themselves, they are cash back offers in essence. SavingStar is not a straight cash-back app though like Ibotta or Checkout51 and I think that’s where a lot of the confusion sets in. Although they do have some … [Read more...]

CVS Surveys – Earn Extra Care Bucks


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CVS Surveys If there's one thing I hate about survey companies, it's being turned down time after time for surveys & taking forever to earn anything. Not so with CVS surveys. If you're a CVS shopper, then you'll definitely want to sign up for this perk. Join the CVS Advisor Panel today and you can earn FREE Extra Care Bucks! CVS wants your opinions and they pay you with ECBs; usually between $5-$10. I have been on their Advisor Panel, taking CVS surveys, for about 3+ years now and … [Read more...]

Target Inventory Checker – Know Before You Go – Walmart Too!


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Target Inventory Checker So there's this new toy I've been playing with the last few weeks. It's called a Target Inventory Checker and the official website is Brickseek. There is also a Walmart Inventory Checker you can use too, but since I rarely shop at Walmart, I haven't tried it for that store yet. Now Target is another story. There is a disclaimer, but when isn't there one? Although this Target Inventory Checker tool can be useful, it isn't dead-on accurate. Just like anything … [Read more...]

Winn Dixie Trip on 3-8 with 64% Savings


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Winn Dixie Trip from 3-8 It's not often I make a Winn Dixie trip, but today I made an exception. I wanted to do the Kraft Cheese deal & the Kellogg's Cereal with free milk plus a couple other items. I usually shop at Publix, as you all know, because quite frankly, I think Winn Dixie is more expensive. In fact, I added up everything I bought at Winn Dixie and then priced what it would have been at Publix. If Publix had the same sale going, I would have saved $1.86 more. I know that's not … [Read more...]

CVS & Walgreens Trip with 98% Savings Overall


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CVS & Walgreens Trip on 3/1 Well, I started March off with a bang with my CVS & Walgreens trip this morning. I've been jotting down the deals this week as they came up & gathered my coupons, typed out my list and off I went. I broke up each trip down below, but all together I got $106 in products for $2.25 after my cash back and before taxes for 98% savings between the two! Below is what I got and any coupons I used. CVS & Walgreens Trip Breakdown Walgreens 4 Glad … [Read more...]

Why Do I Use Coupons? Here are My Top 10 Reasons


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Why Do I Use Coupons You Ask? People that don’t understand the benefits of them, often ask me why I use coupons. “Why do you spend all that time just to save a couple bucks here & there?” I often hear. The truth is, there are a lot of reasons. The biggest one I say is that I don’t just save “a couple bucks here & there,” I save a Ton of bucks Everywhere! For those of you who think it isn’t worth it, or that it doesn’t really save you money, let me give you my top ten reasons I use … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Pretzel Faces = Adorable!


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Easter Bunny Pretzel Faces Oh my gosh, these Easter Bunny Pretzel Faces are so cute! They look like a lot of fun to make too. If anyone tries them, make sure to post a picture so we can see your creations. Great project for the kids too! Easter Bunny Pretzels Ingredients: 24 Mini Pretzels 1 cup White Candy Melting Chips 24 Black Decorating Pearls (or Mini Chocolate Chips) 4 Pink Starbursts Red Candy Decorating Pen OR 1/8 cup Red Candy Melting Chips Easter Bunny Pretzels … [Read more...]

Publix Trip on 2-21 with 80% Savings!


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Publix Trip on 2/21 I finally made it out for a Publix trip today. I did 2 transactions at one store, merely because I needed 2 receipts for the cash back offers. I got 1 Pledge, 1 Windex Wipes & 2 Kraft Parmesan in one transaction and all the rest in the 2nd. I also went to what I call my "Expired Coupon Publix" so I could use my $1/1 NY Brand coupons that expired last November. They take manufacturer coupons, up to 6 mos expired, as long as they don't beep. All together I got $100 … [Read more...]

Auto Insurance – Trimming the Fat Tip #1


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Trimming the Fat on Your Auto Insurance 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 … [Read more...]

CVS Trip on 2-13 with 93% Savings after Rebate


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CVS Trip from 2-13 I haven't had a "real" CVS trip since about October of last year and I've been carrying around a $10 CVS gift card ever since. Today was the time to use it. If you're a member of our group Red Hot Coupons, you probably saw my post about going crazy trying to find $11 in ECBs (not from Oct, just a couple small trips here & there) so I could use them as well. In the process, I also discovered a $20 Visa rebate card I had forgotten about too. Suddenly, what was going to … [Read more...]

Valentines Day S’Mores Bar – Turn the Traditional into the Festive


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Valentines Day S’Mores Bar Although S’Mores are a campfire favorite during the summer months, they hardly get the attention they do in the warm months as they do during the rest of the year. Valentines Day is the perfect time of year to enjoy these treats with fresh red fruit and colorful sprinkles. Ingredients: graham crackers chocolate bars jumbo marshmallows fresh strawberries fresh cherries assorted sprinkles Directions: Display the ingredients on a … [Read more...]

Handmade Valentine’s Day Card for your Sweetheart


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Handmade Valentine’s Day Card for your Sweetheart Making a handmade Valentine’s Day card for your Special Sweetheart is very easy.  I will show you step by step how I made this card.  The first thing you will need to do is gather your supplies. You can find these supplies at Craft Stores, and Scrapbooking stores. You will need: *2 different colored cardstocks (1 either white or a pale pink and the other one should be a red or maroon). *Ink- coordinating with you red/maroon cardstock … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Covered Oreos


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White Chocolate Covered Oreos How do you make Oreos better? Why add white chocolate and some colored sprinkles for Valentine's Day of course! These look so delicious I'm sure they'll be gobbled right up. You'll probably have to hide some for yourself. White Chocolate Oreo Ingredients: white candy melts Oreo cookies Valentine Sprinkles Directions: Spread a piece of parchment paper out on your work surface. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 30 second … [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 like … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies For Valentine’s Day


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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Take your traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and add in pink, white & red M&M's. What do you have? These awesome, festive cookies, perfect for your Valentine! Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients: ½ cup brown sugar, packed ¼ cup butter ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 egg white ½ cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons cocoa powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup Valentine themed M&M … [Read more...]

How to Stop Drafts in Your Home


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How to Stop Drafts in Your Home Everyone is looking for ways to save money on their home heating costs. One thing for certain, drafts that come in through windows and doors are one of the main reasons why your home heating bills are so high. There are several things that you can do to lessen the drafts coming into your home. How to Stop Drafts in Your Home The first step in eliminating drafts in your home is to identify where they are coming from. Place your hand at the window opening … [Read more...]

Publix Trip on 2/5; 80% Savings on $102


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Publix Trip from 2/5 I wasn't going to make a Publix trip today because it's been so rainy, but decided to venture out anyway. Luckily, it rained right before I left and right after I got back. Great timing! I didn't get a lot, just some stuff that was on sale, plus I wanted more Boost. Every time I go to the store I get a couple more so I don't clear the shelves. My husband loves that stuff! I also wanted to get him some of the Barber Chicken Breasts. He loves those too. I think they're … [Read more...]

Cheddar Bacon Garlic Loaf


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Cheddar Bacon Garlic Loaf If your mouth is watering from just looking at this picture, you are not alone! This Cheddar Bacon Garlic Loaf is amazing! Simple to make and perfect to whip up as an appetizer or a compliment to any brunch. Cheddar Bacon Loaf Ingredients: 1 loaf French Baquette 1 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1/2 cup softened Butter 1/2 cup chopped Cooked Bacon 1/4 cup chopped Green Onions 2 tsp Dijon Mustard 1/2 tsp Minced Garlic 1 tsp Lemon … [Read more...]

Taco Bake – It’s What’s for Dinner


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Taco Bake What’s for dinner tonight at your house? We are having something I like to call Taco Bake. A couple of years ago, I was getting ready to make Tacos and thought to myself, “boy I’m tired of the same thing all the time.” I gave it some thought and the next time we had tacos, I had came up with this little twist on the regular tacos. Taco Bake Ingredients: 1lb hamburger 1 pack of taco seasoning 2 cups Minute Rice 1 can refried beans 2 cups shredded cheese Lettuce … [Read more...]

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