Being A Couponer Then and Now


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  Then I'm a couponer, it's on sale and I have a coupon for it!  Look out stores, here I come!  That used to be me. When I first started couponing, I mean seriously couponing, I chased every deal in town . It was not uncommon to spend 8 hours stopping at 6 drug stores and 3 grocery stores in a single day to get the best deals of the week. Somes days went nice and smooth and some days were one road block after another. Then the coupon craze really hit and things changed pretty … [Read more...]

Publix Shopping Trip Saved $119.43


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  It's gas card week! I love gas card week. I budget for gasoline so when Publix gas card deals come along I buy all my gas up front.  I save $10.00 on every $50.00 card for every $50.00 I purchase in groceries before sale prices and coupons. So far I have bought 4 cards for $160.00 and saved $40.00. Total grocery value $198.44 ... OOP ... $79.01 ... Saved ... $119.43 = 60% (tax not included) 13  All laundry detergent on sale $2/7, paid $1.50 each, used (13) $1/1 One Stop … [Read more...]

Publix, Adjusting Your Shopping Trip on the Spot


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It's gas card time at Publix again this week and I always make it a point to shop during these promos. Sometimes I spend less than I save on the gas cards and sometimes I don't.  This week I didn't but I had planned on shopping anyway. Have you ever noticed you run low on the expensive items at the same time? When I left to go shopping I expected to save about 38%. I made a conservative list because I really expected the shelves to be low or empty on a couple of items but I took all my … [Read more...]

The Coupon Wizards Coupon Challenge Week Three


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Today starts week three of The Coupon Wizards Coupon Challenge we will be using the manufacturer database on The Coupon Wizards Website. There are several manufacturers in each category. Most of the manufacturers offer a sign up to become a member of their community. There are some manufacturers that have printable coupons. Once again, you can contact eight manufacturers that will count towards the prizes. If you don't get the result you want, continue contacting others until you have reached … [Read more...]

Determine Your Stockpile Needs


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  Learning to coupon is only one part of effectively providing for your family. Managing your stockpile is every bit as important as saving money is. It requires space, planning and maintenance to work efficiently for you. Some of us use spread sheets or a written inventory log and many of us don't keep a record at all. Knowing your needs and stockpile prices are essential for success regardless of the size of your family. Know your needs Buying too much is a waste of money and … [Read more...]

CVS – “Rake In” another Freebie


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CVS Freebie CVS just posted, “Rake in a free gift!”  Head on over to CVS’s Facebook page HERE and click on the Special Offers Tab. Register to print a coupon for a free candy or beverage of your choice. You’ll need your Extra Care Card number to register and your email address. That’s it. They’ll  email you your coupon, you print it out and take it into CVS for your gift. The offer ends on 9/22 so hurry over before it’s gone! Taking advantage of all the Cash Back apps? Don't miss … [Read more...]