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...]

Publix Shopping Trip Saved $119.43


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My Publix Shopping Trip It's a gas card week! I love gas card week. I budget for gasoline so when gas card deals come along I buy go on a Publix shopping trip and 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, … [Read more...]

List Organization, How Wizard Valerie Saved 91%


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List Organization Savings You'll love my list organization! I bought the 10 pack of Publix $5/$30 store coupons from Wiz Clipz and you can only use one at a time so I had to split my transactions up. I only had time for two stores today so I made sure they were the ones with coupons expiring or the sales price ending today. Total day   $114.60 ... OOP $10.49 ... Saved $104.11  =  91% savings MQ = Manufacture coupon SQ = Store Coupon OOP = Out of pocket   Transaction #1, … [Read more...]

Interesting Coupon Facts and Trends


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Coupon Facts & Trends   Here are some interesting coupon facts & trends! Have you ever wondered what happens to coupons once you give them to the cashier? How about the process from beginning to end? What exactly is a coupon or it's purpose? Coupons are marketing tools used by  manufactures and companies to to get consumers to try their products or bring us into their stores. The process is really simple: Manufacturer to coupon distributors. Coupon distributor to … [Read more...]

Kingsford Charcoal Now? What’s Going on at Clorox?


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Kingsford Charcoal Fiasco While I am not yet ready to assume that the ambiguous comment left on the Facebook page of Kingsford Charcoal is their true response to the $5.00 coupon that was on coupons.com yesterday, I am beginning to think that the company has a serious PR problem. Clorox Brands is the company that owns both Brita and Kingsford.  In the last week (about a week apart) there have been two major issues with their brands and both have been the result of comments left on the … [Read more...]

Safeway – Jessica’s Shopping Trip on 1-25


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If you have not signed up for the Safeway Just4U program, you are missing out. I was able to save 55% with mostly Just4U prices. They track your purchases and give you special prices on some of your most purchased items. Total before coupons and Safeway Club Card: $219.65, Total Out of Pocket: $99.76 + 60 Bonus Box Tops and 250 Labels for Education Points! 55% Savings!  Safeway Trip Details: Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks (must buy 4) – $0.99 Use $0.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit … [Read more...]

Target – Hubby’s Almost FREE Shopping Trip


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Target Trip I was actually able to send my husband to Target without a list, just a handful of coupons and quick directions. He did good with his challenge. Total Before Coupons: $33.10, Total OOP (out of pocket) $2.12 - Thats a 94% Savings!  Target Trip Details: Dannon Activia Yogurt 4-pack $2.09 Use $1.00/1 Activia & Stonyfield Activia, 4 pack from SS 1/15 And Use $2.00/2 – Dannon Activia Yogurts, 4pk, Target Coupon – (target.com) no longer available to print Net Price: $0.09 … [Read more...]

HIDDEN TREASURES are waiting for you!


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Hidden Treasures Contain Coupons Where do you find hidden treasures? My husband brought me a gift better than a dozen roses (NOT)!  A Dozen Coupons!  He realized that there were several computers and printers he uses daily that had the ability to print coupons from several sites! I have been DYING for the Honey Bunches of Oats coupon that was on coupons.com, but have printed my limit from my available sources. As he walked in the door, he tossed 3 of them in my lap!!  This got me thinking … [Read more...]

What’s with all these different BARCODES?


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  Wiz Kid Jessica asked a very important question today......."Some of the coupons I printed don't have barcodes and others have a square iphone scanner icon(?). Are these usable coupons or did I just waste ink?" In the past, coupons looked similar to a UPC code on a product. This was limiting to many companies, as it could only be linked to a certain number of products.  Fast forward to now, in a growing market, where new manufacturer coupons look like the below photo. Why the … [Read more...]

Facebook is a Coupon Goldmine


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Do you want to know how to get high value, exclusive coupons that you can't find in inserts? If so, there is a simple way to get them! LIKE your favorite companies, stores and retailers on FACEBOOK! When you do this, you will be the first to know when they release special coupons for discounted or FREE items! Grocery stores are one of my favorites to "like" as  my local ones, Hy-Vee and Cub Foods, release special coupons to their Facebook fans! I recently got a $2.00/1 Old Orchard Juice … [Read more...]

Are These Coupons Fake? How You Can Tell…


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Printable Coupons Guidelines One question that comes up frequently, not just with printable coupons, is "Are these coupons fake?"  More than likely, the answer is no, but there are a few things that you need to consider when printing and redeeming coupons from online sources such as Coupons.com.  We have been very vocal about the fact that the average store does not have the training budget to support their staff, so they will typically err on the side of "coupon fraud," which is not … [Read more...]

How Wizard Melissa Organizes Coupons


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This Melissa Organizes Coupons Yep; I'm a coupon binder girl. While it's a bit of work and organization, I'm so glad I went this route. I love seeing all of the coupons I may need at an organized glance. I know exactly where they are and I have them with me and ready for any surprise deals or clearance sales.  I use a large 3 ringed zip around binder called Case It, my custom categories and a few other special features. Because I try to be frugal in everything I do, I rarely pay full price … [Read more...]

Savingstar Top 5 Coupons for 12/27/2011


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Savingstar Offers Below, you will find the Top 5 Grocery Coupons from Savingstars.com!  If you are not yet involved in Savingstar, you are missing out on a gold mine!  Savingstars is great because you can stack the coupons with the other coupons in your order!  Many people are concerned that they will have yet another loyalty card.  However, that's not the case!  You simply register your existing loyalty cards at Savingstars.com and they do all of the work for you!  When you go in and download … [Read more...]

Melissa’s Magical Clearance Score!!


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My Magical Clearance Finds 5 Gillette Fusion Gift Sets, 6 Axe Gift Sets, 6 Hershey Pot Of Gold Sets, 6 Rocher sets, 4 Glade Candles, 2 Skittles Tubes, 2 Life Savers Tubes, 2 Tootsie Roll tubes, 2 Starburst Tubes, 6 Ghiradelli Bags, 4 Colgate Kids sets, 6 Glimmer Body Wash. Oh Wiz Kidz!  I have to tell you, first off, that this morning I had not clipped any coupons for about 3 weeks, due to the craziness of the holidays.  I was not going to do this, but as I was reading all of your comments … [Read more...]

Do you want the items in MY cart, or in HER cart???


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Couponer's Cart vs. Non-Couponers The GROCERY STORE was PACKED this afternoon when my husband, Eric (My coupon Body Guard) and I went to get items for our holiday "appetizer feast" and stock up on some great deals!  I had previously planned our trip and clipped all coupons for what we were going to buy. AND, we did know that there would be things that we DIDN'T have coupons for that we would splurge on for this special time! BUT I was confidant that we were saving money on the OTHER things, … [Read more...]

Wizard Adventures of a Beginning Couponer


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Wizard Melissa Adventures I have been couponing for approximately 9 months. No, not 9 years. Nine months. Ready for some adventures with a couponista? I had heard friends talking about scoring big with coupons, but I didn't realize how amazing it was until I was with a friend at Walgreens. She got her entire purchase for about $5, and then got money back!  I stayed up that night trying to figure out HOW she did it. Somehow I happened upon this site with this silly Wizard.......and began … [Read more...]

Publix + Schick Coupons = Pretty Sweet Deal


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Publix Schick Deal Everyone ready for another Schick deal? This one can’t be had by everyone because it’s at Publix, but those of you with Publix enjoy! Schick Hydro Razor will be on sale for $8.99 starting tomorrow (today for some of you). And the Schick Hydro Shave Gel is priced at $3.49. Using a couple of the coupons we got this week, you can take them both home for only $2.99; only a buck fifty a piece! Here’s the details: Buy one (1) Schick Hydro Razor @ $8.99 and one (1) Schick Hydro … [Read more...]

**NOTICE** Colgate-Palmolive Withdraws Printable Coupon Offer For Colgate Toothpaste


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Join me on MeWe! See everything I post. Your friends too! No censorship. No tracking. The best part is live chat! Chat with me or other members in real time. Easy signup here. I'm loving this so far. The best part? It's always FREE!   Colgate-Palmolive Coupon Colgate-Palmolive Corporation has withdrawn its $1.50/1 printable coupon offer for Colgate toothpaste due to fraud.  Click the link to read the official notice.  In the last hour they have also pulled all the printable coupons … [Read more...]

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