How to Coupon- You Need Coupons


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Join me on MeWe! See everything I post (Easy signup here). Also join me on Telegram (also easy to sign up)! No censorship. No tracking. The best part about MeWe is live chat! Chat with me or other members in real time. I'm loving both so far. The best part? They're always FREE!   How to Coupon- You Need Coupons Everyone is always asking, teach me how to coupon. How do you do it? Where do I start? To be honest, I learned to coupon by trial and error. I wish there were an easy way to … [Read more...]

What to Expect from Coupons – March Edition


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What to Expect from Coupons in March Ready to learn about what to expect from 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 … [Read more...]

Multiple Grocery Store Publix Transaction Breakdown


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I Saved 80% On a Multiple Grocery Store Trip I had to make a multiple grocery store trip today. Some stores have restrictions on coupons such as how many you can use in one transaction and some stores would rather move you through the line quickly. You can still get what you need and use all of your coupons it just take a few extra minutes on your end. Publix accepts competitors coupons, but allow only one Enjoy the City $5/30 Winn Dixie coupon I planned on using. I ended up having to do … [Read more...]

Publix Shopping Trip Week of 12/5/13


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Publix Shopping Trip Have you ever noticed that you run low on too many expensive items at the same time? On a happy note, some items were on sale or non sale items had coupons available. I'll take 65% off on a Publix shopping trip over full price any day! If you cannot find the Publix coupon books listed below, ask customer service. Some stores are keeping them behind the desk. Total value $164.71 ... Saved $104.30 ... Paid $60.41 ... 65% savings Used 5 $5/30 WD Enjoy the City … [Read more...]

BJs Shopping Trip on July 17, 2013


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My Latest BJs Shopping Trip Many people wonder if warehouse memberships are worth the annual fee charged. For my home, the answer is yes. I pay $50.00, which is half the cost of other warehouse stores. BJs has been bringing more and more organics in over the past year ranging from dry goods to meat to produce, cleaning supplies and more. They are also the only one that has an extremely friendly coupon policy. When shopping at warehouse stores, it's important to pay attention to price per … [Read more...]

Easy Coupon Organization Ideas


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Easy Coupon Organization Do you have an easy coupon organization method? I'd love to hear about it, but in the meantime, here's mine. How to break down your inserts and clip "most used" coupons in less than 45 minutes a week. Make sure you have a big area to work on. If you have little kids, I highly recommend they are taking a nap. I've had a child mess up all of my piles of inserts and it was no fun putting them back together. Break down the Inserts: The first thing I do is break down the … [Read more...]

Quarterly ExtraBucks- What Happened to Mine?


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Where are My Quarterly ExtraBucks? I made a quick run to CVS after dinner last night. We were running low on milk and son was out of his face cream, which was not on sale. Good thing I had ExtraBucks from previous shopping trips and a 20% off coupon to use. I was counting on $9.00 from my Quarterly Bucks to print, but nothing came out of the machine. Turns out my teenage daughter had been there earlier in the day and got them. That's okay, I'm sure the reason it was so high, had to do with her … [Read more...]

Meijer 70% Savings & Helping Family Too


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My Meijer 70% Savings Trip Thanks to Meijer, my brother in law will be set for a few weeks! He is on a very restricted diet and eats mainly chicken and brown rice. Add to that, he is pretty picky as well! He only likes Minute Rice in the box or Uncle Ben's heat and serve pouches. As luck would have it, Meijers has the 14 oz boxes of Minute rice on sale this week 3/$5. I live in the land of doubles, so the .50/1 (SS 02/03/2013 exp-04/30/2013) is worth $1/1 to me, making them .67 a … [Read more...]

Publix Shopping Trip 81% Savings


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My Latest Publix Shopping Tr I just cannot ignore gas card weekend so off on a Publix shopping trip I went. I had to do a couple of transactions to utilize my coupons efficiently, but it was worth it. Looking at my numbers broken down, I now see that I can get 2 more gas cards from this grocery purchase so I will take my receipt back before the deal expires. In order for this to work, everything had to go just right. I was so focused on the groceries and coupons I overlooked that important … [Read more...]

Baked Pork Chops is “What’s for Dinner”


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Kraft Fresh Take Baked Pork Chops Recipe Baked Pork Chops baked using a Kraft Fresh Take is a household staple for us. It utilizes several items from our stockpile and items we generally keep on hand. If you don't have a Kraft Fresh Take available, feel free to substitute any brand bread crumbs that you have available. For more information on the how to cut a Primal Pork Loin check out this post. Baked Pork Chops with Green Beans and Rice Preheat oven to 375˚ 6 Thin … [Read more...]

CVS Haul from WizKid Shanna


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WizKid Shanna Hartwell's CVS Haul Shanna rocked the FREE After ExtraBucks Deals available this week on her CVS haul! There is still plenty of time to score these deals for yourself. Check out the CVS Black Friday Week Matchup for a breakdown. Shanna's CVS Haul: 1 Nips - $0.88 1 Kraft Mac and Cheese - $1.00 1 Powerade - $1.00 1 Starbucks Double Shot - $1.99 1 Coke 1.5 Liter - $0.99 1 Carmex Lip Balm - $1.00 1 Hot Wheels Car - $1.00 1 Keenex 3 count slim pack - $1.00 1 Charmin … [Read more...]

Earning My Used ExtraBucks Back!


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I used up all of my ExtraBucks from my previous shopping trips on Red Bull drinks and Pull-ups for our road trip to Disneyland. Having only $3 ExtraBucks to spend, I followed Michele's shopping trip to help earn some of those ECBs back. First thing I did at CVS was scan my CVS card at the Magic Coupon Center. It gave me $10 Beauty Club ExtraBucks - yay! Hopefully I will get a % off CVS coupon in my e-mail this week to complete the rest of Michele's scenarios. Earning my ExtraBucks Back … [Read more...]

Dollar Tree Shopping Trip with Coupons


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Dollar Tree Shopping w/ Coupons If you haven't heard the news, you can now use coupons at Dollar Tree stores. While they have been accepting coupons for several weeks now, this was the first time I had time to go in and browse. I didn't find too many items that had coupons available that I would personally use, I did find their Halloween decorations pretty awesome and plan to go back! It did take a little bit longer to checkout than I would have liked. Luckily, I was the only one in line to … [Read more...]

Publix CVS Shopping Trip


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My Publix CVS Shopping Trip Rain checks from both Publix CVS and rolling ECBs paid off for me this week. I had $33.00 in ECBs expiring before the next sales ad so I had to use them even tho I wasn't thrilled with the prices of the products I bought. I did receive a $10.00 ECB back though. CVS 1 Duracell on sale $11.49 used $1/1 home mailer coupon, paid $10.49 2 Charmin on sale $9.94 used (2) $.25/1 P&G coupon, paid $9.69 each 12 Dawn dish soap on sale $.99 (rain check) used … [Read more...]

My Best Safeway Shopping Trip Ever!


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My Safeway Shopping Trip This is by far, my best Safeway Shopping Trip ever! If you are new to Safeway or their new Just4U program, you will not be disappointed with it. Total before coupons and club card: $75.99, total OOP: $4.17 + $10 Kraft Catalina! Safeway Shopping Trip Details: (4) Planters Natural Peanut Butter – $1.99 each with in-ad coupon Used (4) $1/1 Planter’s coupon from SS 6/24 Paid: $0.99 each (1) Crystal Light On-the-Go - $1.67 (4) Nursery Water Gallons - $0.99 … [Read more...]

Dollar Tree Finally Accepting Coupons


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Coupons at Dollar Tree As of this Sunday, August 26th, Dollar Tree stores nationwide will begin accepting manufacturer's coupons. I have to be honest, I have never stepped inside of a Dollar Tree. We do have one that just opened in our town, but when I read that they didn't accept coupons, I never made it a priority to go check it out. Guess I will be there Sunday morning with my Couponizer full! The best part about Dollar Tree is that they are a true dollar store, meaning nothing costs more … [Read more...]

BBQ Essentials Shopping Trip at Safeway


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I stocked up on BBQ Essentials at Safeway today. They are currently having some pretty good deals on Ketchup, Mayo, Hot Dog Franks, etc. Total before coupons and club card: $70.92, total paid: $30.32. Not too bad for California prices and no doubles. BBQ Essentials Shopping Trip Details: 2 Best Foods Mayonnaise - $2.77 Limit 2 Used (2) Best Foods Mayo Coupon from RP 5/20 Paid: $1.77 each 3 Heinz Ketchup - $1.79 (with In-ad Coupon) Limit 3 Used (3) $0.50/1 Heinz Ketchup Coupon from … [Read more...]

Price Book & How to Keep One


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How to Keep a Price Book A Price book is a way of tracking the prices of items you have purchased. This is a great way to see what your buy or stockpile price may be for a particular item. Not only do I track the prices of sales items I buy, but I also track them for non-sales and non-couponing items too. This allows me to plan my regular weekly shopping trip and know approximately what my cost will be before going to the store. There are a few ways you can do one. You can utilize an app … [Read more...]

Walgreens Fillers – What Can I Use?


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Useful Walgreens Fillers What are "Walgreens fillers" you ask? Walgreen's Register Rewards are classified as manufacturers coupons and since you can only have one manufacturers coupon per item, you might need filler items in order to use all the coupons and RRs that you want to. For example, if you are buying four items and using four coupons then you need to pick a filler item in order to use a register reward on that purchase. Then you'd have 5 items and 5 coupons. I have composed a list … [Read more...]

Store Brands or Couponing? Bring On The Battle


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Store Brands vs. Couponing   Wizard Valerie gave us some insight on store brands in her article on Are Stores Brands A Good Value?. Today we are going to look at whether stores brands or couponing offer you the better value. The short answer is, sometimes. It's really a matter of doing the comparison, so let's break down the math on some deals. Sometimes Store Brands Beats Couponing Today was a good example of this. I needed coffee creamer. Here were my options... Natural Bliss … [Read more...]

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