Saturday, December 18, 2010
I just got back from CVS and scanned my card at the red coupon machine. It printed a coupon for $2 off any advil pain relief items. I bought 2 of the travel 4 ct. for .99 each and got them both for free with using the coupon.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I had a .75 off coupon for the tic tacs that doubled and they were only $1.25. I had a free coupon for a cookie dough zone perfect bar. I also had a $1 coupon for crest toothpaste. I got the toothpaste for free at Dollar General. I've found out that the $ Store is the best place to redeem your $1 toothpaste coupons, it can score you free toothpaste!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
2 boxes of Fiber 1 Honey Clusters cereal
2 jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter
1 bottle of bacon bits
1 bottle of sobe water
1 carton of silk soymilk
My total was .38 .14 of the 38 was tax. Keep in mind I did use my $8 off coupon as well as addition coupons for the peanut butter, cereal, and soymilk.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I bought :
5 twin packs of kid's G.U.M crayola toothbrushes
the toothbrushes were on sale 2/$3
used (5) .75/1 g.u.m toothbrush coupons
5 Colgate toothpaste 3oz reg. $1.39 each
used (5) .75/1 any colgate toothpaste coupons
I also got one 12 count pack of dessert slider cookies free on evic.
One key is to save coupons you don't think you would actually need. .75 coupons are good to clip especially if you have a Harris Teeter nearby that doubles and triples occassionally, you never know what sales are going to come up either.
Friday, October 15, 2010
The mascara was regularly $5.19 and on sale for $3.11. Minus my $1 coupon I paid $2.11 for it. The 3 bottles of gain were free after the coupons. So after all coupons I paid only $5.24 for 3 gain, 1 maybelline mascara, and 25 digital prints.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I also got a small bag of the brach's candy pumpkins for free. This week the red coupon machine is printing out $1 coupons of brach's candy. The small bags of candy corn or pumpkins are on sale for .99 Always scan your card when you go in at the big red machine. You can use these coupons with regular manufactor coupons for great savings.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
It's time for another giveaway here at JJ Frugal Friends. We hope to have more people join in on the fun than we did last time. We have tons of coupons, inserts and non-inserts to give away. Just leave us a comment and let us know what you're looking forward to about fall. If we don't know you personally leave us an e-mail address where we can e-mail you if you win. You have 12 hours til 10:30 pm tonight to get all your friends to enter. Your comments will not be included in the drawing after 10:30 pm tonight. Look for a winner tomorrow morning. random.org will pick the winner. Have fun! Our goal is to get 30 people to enter the giveaway.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
These coupons were in the 8/8 inserts (this past Sun.) in the paper.
Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese Dinner on sale for $1.99
Coupon is for $1/1= free after doubles to $2.00
Seventh Generation Dish Washing Liquid on sale for $1.99
Coupon is for $1/1 seventh generation product= free after doubles to $2.00
Activia yougurt on sale for $1.97
Coupon is for $1/1= free after doubles to $2.00
There are also great deals for items that coupons were in past inserts.
Welch's jelly on e-vic for .97 (I think you have to buy 3 for this price) There were coupons a few weeks ago for .55/1 welch's jelly. After the coupon it would be free! Also peter pan peanut butter is on sale for .97. There was a .60/1 coupon 2 weeks ago for this after this coupon doubles it would also be free.
Johnson & Johnson baby bar soap is free with the $1/1 Johnson baby product coupon from several months ago.
You can also get 4pack pudding cheap this week. Snack Pack has their pudding for $1. There was a coupon a few weeks ago for .30/2. Doubled this would be only paying $1.40 for 2 4 packs of pudding.
We would love to hear your saving stories. If you find other good deals please comment!
Friday, August 6, 2010
5 boxes of Kellogg's nutri-grain bars
4 boxes of Kellogg's poptarts
2 jars of Welch's grape jelly
2 jars of Peter Pan peanut butter
1 3lb bag of 9 Lives cat food
paid out of pocket: $9.93
I was only one item away from having enough to do the Kellogg's catalina. If you purchase 10 kellogg's items in one order you get a $10 coupon off you next shopping order. I'm waiting on more coupons in the mail and plan to go back soon to stock up some more before these sales end.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I bought :
2 boxes of klennex
1 Febreeze Air Effects
2 Glade air freshners
2 Zone Perfect bars
1 large bottle of Maalox chewables
1 120z liquid Maalox
2 boxes of Fiber 1 cereal
I spent $8.05 + $1.23 tax=$9.28 out of pocket
$1 off 2 klennex video values coupon
.50 off 2 klennex coupon
Maalox on sale Buy 1 get 1 free
Fiber 1 Buy 1 get 1 free used (2) .75 coupons
Zone bars Buy 1 Get 1 50% off used (2) .55 coupons
Febreeze on sale $2.49+ $1 single check rebate
Coupon to get 2nd febreeze free
Glade on sale .99 used 2 $1.00 coupons made them free
My total savings were $18.09
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I had a $10.00 giftcard I used to pay for this transaction.
What I got totally free:
3 boxes of Uncle Ben's Rice
2 4 packs of Angel Soft toilet paper
1 sure deodorant
2 packs of borden cheese singles
3 packs of Dentyne gum
1 box of kraft organic mac & cheese
Stuff I got almost free:
2 cartons of soy milk .49 each
3 deli creations .50 each
1 box of south beach protein bars .50
1 pack of chinet plates .50
1 pack of chinet dessert plates .50
total: $4.95 .97 was tax
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I found time to go to CVS yesterday. I was wanting to use some Extra Care bucks and get some back. I didn't really want to spend the ECB's I had on stuff I really didn't need. I went in the store with $10 extra care bucks. The colgate total was on sale for $2.99 and you get $2 ecb's back. I had 2 manuf. coupons and 1 store coupon for the toothpaste. I bought 2 toothpaste and had a $1.00 off 2 skippy peanut butter coupon that I got out of the red coupon machine. I scanned my card at the machine when I went in and received a coupon for 10% off ( I think) of my order good for 3 days only. Always give them your extra care bucks first before handing over your additional coupons. With all these coupons my total ended up being in the negative, the cashier was a young guy and was very nice and kept on adding tax til my total was $0.00 I got $5 in ecb's back! $4 for 2 toothpaste and $1 for the green bag tag.
If you don't know what the green bag tag is it's a tag that you buy for .99 and attach to any reusable shopping bag, have the card scanned each time you shop and after 4 scans on 4 different days it will print out a $1.00 extra care buck on anything.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
4 packs of Carefree pantyliners
Out of pocket: .27
on sale for .99 had 4 $1.00 off coupons
1 jar of Classico pasta sauce
1 80z Daisy Light Sour Cream
2 Hunts Mandwich Bold
Out of pocket- $1.60
Total savings- $5.49
pasta sauce on sale $2.00, had $1.50 off coupon
sour cream on sale $1.00, had .50 coupon
mandwich on sale $1.00, had $1.50 off 2 coupon
6 200z Rasin Bran
4 King size packs of M&M's
out of pocket-$7.19
Total savings $17.87
cereal Buy 1 Get 1 Free
plus 2 $1.50 0ff 3 coupons
M&M's Buy 1 Get 1 Free
plus 2 .75 off coupons
Friday, June 4, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
2 packs of bakery cookies
1 box of Ritz cheese crackers
4 vitamin waters
3 pouches of cat treats
1 bag of Halls cough drops
I saved $24.89 and only had to pay .99! .50 was tax and the .49 was on the ritz crackers!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
serves 4 10 minutes
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Place 4 mini whole wheat pitas on a baking sheet. Top with 2 oz. thinly sliced spinach (2 cups), 1/2 cup sliced roasted red peppers and 2-3oz. shredded cheese (dill flavored havarti is yummy but mozzarella works well too).
3. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Bake until cheese is bubbly and golden brown about 5 minutes
I got a bunch of items free. The items I got free were the 44oz. Classico pasta sauce, 2 large bottles of Pert shampoo (they were signed wrong 2/$5.00 so they honored that price), 3 bags of Prina cat treats, 1 sure deodorant, 1 can of Mccormick cinnamon, and 1 Johnson's baby bar of soap all free! I also bought a pack of Always pads, 1 deli creation lunchable, 1 single california kitchen pizza, and 6 tony's pizzas. I got everything for $4.60! This trip I saved $41.85.
Sorry if this sound choppy! I just woke up and am not awake yet :)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Hurry and print this HOT $1.50 off ANY Cottonelle printable while they last. This makes for some pretty cheap toilet paper since you can get the small packs. Coupon can be printed twice!
This will work great with super doubles or anywhere!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Food Lion has Lunchables on sale for 4/$5.00. I bought 4 and used 4 $1.00 off coupons and paid .25 each for them. The lunchables are also printing out $1.00 off your next shopping order coupons. One prints for each lunchable you buy. So in all I spent $1.12 including tax and got coupons for $4 off my next order!
I have recently started doing the extra care bucks at cvs and am really glad I have. The CVS batteries are on sale Buy 1 Get 1 Free. I got 2 packs of D batteries ($4.29) and 1 was free. I also bought a tube of crest pro health toothpaste. This was on sale for $3.50 plus you got $3.50 in extra care bucks backs (which is like $3.50 off your next order). I had a .75 crest coupon I used and $5 in extra care bucks.
After my coupons and after the extra care bucks I paid with I only had to pay $2.11 out of pocket. Keep in mind I also got the $3.50 extra care bucks to use later. Batteries aren't cheap and I just got 2 packs plus toothpaste!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
HOT Dr. Pepper Coupon: $0.60 off one 2 Litter Bottle or 12 ct Pack
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I bought (3) 6oz tubes of crest toothpaste, 1 pack of the mystery gum, and a loaf of Nature's Pride Oven Classics Whole Wheat bread.
The bread was free on e-vic so I got it completely free!!
I got everything for $1.02!
The toothpaste was 2/$5.00 and I had (3) .75 coupons that tripled.The bread was free on e-vic so I got it completely free!! I had a coupon for the gum too, and after it tripled the gum was also free.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Here is a great pair of lampshades that found me. I was browsing a clearance aisle in wal-mart and there in a pile of unrelated items-blanket, lunch coolers and something I wasn't too sure what it was used for... I found them. Originally $14.97 but now only $1.50!!!
There is a down side to my method, it will take longer to find your items, but if you are not in a hurry or just redecorating this can save you tons of cash. Plus if you're like me the "hunt" is half the fun. Happy Hunting
1 20oz. Palmolive dish soap
2 bottles of mentos gum
2 pouches of Betty Crocker potatoes
1 jar of Dole mandarin oranges
2 boxes of Uncle Ben's Rice
3 boxes of frozen green beans
2 bags of frozen brown rice
1 bag of flipz chocolate covered pretzels
paid- $4.00 including tax!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I tried to get the stuff I knew we could really use and not just the free stuff that wasn't as necessary.
1 Frechetta Pizza
3 Lysol toilet bowl cleaners
1 Warm Delights brownie bowls
3 betty crocker potatoe pouches
2 cans of Campbell's Cream of Chicken soup
1 box of Act II popcorn
1 bag of green valley fresh steamers frozen vegetables
3 boxes of frozen green beans
1 bag of shredded reduced sodium chesse
1 box of Farm Rich Cheese sticks
1 big jar of Welch's grape jelly
1 half gallon of White Wave soy milk
I got the shredded cheese and the cheese sticks- free!
grand total- paid out of pocket- $11.58
my savings was- $45.87
Rite Aid has a video values program. By going on Rite Aid's website you can watch video clips about different products they sale. The videos are approx. 30 seconds- 2 min. each. After you watch a video all you have to do is enter the security code that's given. You can chose which videos you watch by category, brand, etc. Each video will give you a coupon for that product or similar product by that brand. Each video is worth 1-2 credits. When you watch enough videos and earn 20 credits you can print a $5 off $20 coupon. You can chose which coupons you want to print. They're stored in your account so you can go back later and print the ones you haven't previously printed.
The great thing about these coupons is that you can use them with manuf. coupons and in ad coupons. Therefore you can use up to 3 coupons on one item! Paired with sales this could give you some really cheap stuff! I used a video value coupon today with a manuf. coupon and got Johnson and Johnson Baby Lotion on clearance for .41! Don't forget to check the clearance racks.
Rite Aid has recently started a Welness Program. This is similar to CVS extra care program. You sign up for a card, have it scanned every time you make a purchase. You earn 1 point for every $ spent on non perscription purchases, 25 points on pharmancy. When you get so many points you get extra savings off everything you buy every day etc. They also send you printable coupons too.
Happy shopping at Rite Aid!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
There is a new high value Crescent Rolls coupon available. If your store doubles (or triples) this will make for FREE rolls!
If you are a Harris Teeter fan, one more to print for tomorrow…
-.75/1 Summer’s Eve product (will make 12 oz body wash FREE)
Here is your tip of the day!
Do you ever check the clearance shelves in the drug stores? Well, you should! You can use coupons on clearance items and get them even cheaper. I've gotten several things on clearance at Rite Aid and used several coupons on these items and saved quite a bit. It's not just at Rite Aid you can use coupons on clearance items anywhere! Don't just assume it's all junky stuff on clearance and walk right by! It's worth your time to stop and look.
Monday, April 26, 2010
1 pck. of Revelon eye shaddow
2 bottles of Johnson and Johnson baby lotions
3 6oz. tubes of Colgate total toothpaste
1 can of Raid Ant spray
1 Lady Speed Stick deodorant
I had a $2 off any revelon product coupon, plus a video value rite aid coupon for $2 off any cosmetic purchase over $2.99
The toothpaste was 3/$6.99 and I used 3 .75 coupons
The baby products were half price on clearance, then I used 2 $1 coupons on each
There was an in ad coupon for the ant spray that was $1.99
The deodorant also had an in ad coupon making plus a manuf. coupon making it .50
I also had a coupon for $5 off $20 purchase.
Last week I bought:
1 bottle of Listerine mouthwash
2 bags of jelly beans
10 packs of bubble gum eggs
1 box of kotex lightdays
1 5oz bag of Bugles
2 Reece's dark chococlate peanut butter cups
1 bottle of Mentos gum
2 bottles of Sundown vitamins
This all was $21 before coupons
I used a $5 off coupon $20 purchase
$2 off vitamin purchase coupon
$1.00 off Sundown coupon- on sale Buy 1 Get 1 Free
$1.00 kotex coupon
.25 off Bugles coupon- on sale .99
Easter candy was 75% off
I walked out of Rite Aid paying only $7.70 for all this!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
We have made it to 1,000 hits!!! To celebrate we've decided to give away some prizes but we need your help. There are 3 ways to enter and if you do all 3 you'll increase your chances of winning.
1: Become a follower on our blog (our current followers are already entered once)
2: Leave a comment below on this post about how we can improve our blog (things you would like to see or what would encourage you to continue coming back)
3: Leave another comment on the next post below with your favorite frugal tips
For your efforts we're giving away 2 prizes by random drawing- $100 in coupons or a surprise frugal gift pack!
Deadline to enter is Friday April 23 @ 12am
We will be posting the winners user names and you will have 48 hours to email us @ email@example.com with your name and address. (anonymous user's names must leave a name in their post to qualify)
Good Luck and God Bless
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I bought two rolls of CVS toilet paper, they were on sale 2/$1.00. I had a store coupon for $1 off any cvs paper product. I didn't even have to pay tax! The cashier was surprised too! Yesterday I went to Family Dollar and used my 2 coupons for $3 off Snuggle Dryer Sheets. They are regularly $3 a box for 70 ct. at Family Dollar. I only had to pay tax on the two boxes which was .47 for both of them. I had a young guy cashier and he couldn't believe how cheap I got them. I told him it was what you called knowing how to coupon!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Planning is Key
- Plan what you want to buy - Have an idea of the items that you want or need so that you don’t wander around aimlessly. Sarah at Clover Lane talks about how she keeps an index card in her purse with the items and specific measurements for which she is looking. By doing so, she was able to furnish her whole house for a great price. When buying clothes for children, it might be a good idea to bring the child or one of his outfits along with you to make sure they will fit. Second, know a few name brands before you go. For example, I’m not going to buy second hand Walmart (Faded Glory) clothes even for 50 cents, but I would buy an Ann Taylor sweater for $2. Last, remember that some items should NEVER be purchased second hand, such as breast pumps and car seats. Yard Sale Queen has a great list of items not to buy. Remember that safety regulations are always changing and that many companies recall toys, appliances, etc. that have been proven to be unsafe. Be sure to check the safety and quality of each item before you purchase it.
- Plan what you want to spend - A good budget is important to saving money. You may have only spent $20 on a car load of stuff from yard sales, but if that means you can’t buy groceries later that week, then you did yourself and your family a disservice. If you are searching yard sales for a couch, make sure you have decided beforehand what you are willing/able to pay for one, but try to be fair. It is unlikely that you are going to find a seller willing to let a couch in good condition go for only $10. Make sure that you have enough cash on hand to pay for the item, as most sellers are not willing to accept any other form of payment. Be sure to give yourself a little wiggle room in case you find a deal that can’t be passed up, even if it isn’t on your list.
- Plan when/where are you going to look for it - First, check local papers and the online resources listed below for advertisements. Most sellers will give a quick description of their items in their ad, giving you an idea of which sales you want to be sure to visit. In most cases, neighborhood or church sales are a better option than individual sales. They provide many items in one location, giving you a better selection and saving you time and gas money. Also look for sellers who really want to get rid of stuff, for example moving and estate sales. In planning your arrival time, keep in mind that the best items are available early in the day. Some sellers will even allow buyers to purchase items before they have officially opened for business. However, the best deals are often available later in the day, as the seller is more interested in moving the merchandise. Last, remember that the more you shop the more you will find. Maybe you will make yard sale shopping part of your weekly errand run (during the yard sale season) or maybe you will keep track of your favorite annual sales on your calendar and plan to make a yearly visit. But, even the one stop you make a summer could result in some serious savings. Just go as often as your schedule allows.
But Flexibility Doesn’t Hurt
(The advice here may seem to be the exact opposite of my first point, but every frugal shopper knows that deal seeking requires a delicate balance.)
- Flex on purchases - Just because something is on your list doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it. You may not be looking for a new tablecloth, but if you find one that you love and it is $1, go for it! Or maybe you stumbled upon a tea cup that will make the perfect gift for a friend, or your next crafting project. Yard sales and their wares are unique, so don’t pass up an opportunity to buy something at an amazing price just because it isn’t on your list. This is similar to the overall principle of Southern Savers. You stock up when the prices hit rock bottom, even if you don’t need the item at the moment. A few words of caution: 1) stay in your overall cash budget, and 2) don’t buy something you will never use just because it is an incredible price. Remember, a clutter free home is priceless! Use your best common sense when making purchases at yard sales.
- Flex on prices - You may have planned to spend $20 on a bookshelf, but find one that is absolutely amazing for $30. Your first option is to barter with the seller. They might meet you in the middle, or they might take your offer. Haggling is acceptable at a yard sale, but remember that you are far more likely to get a good deal if you are cheerful and polite. If the seller will not lower the price, your second option is to try to come back later in the day. You risk someone else buying it, but then again you might find a better one at the next sale. If you seem to hit it off with the seller and feel comfortable leaving your number, you could ask them to call at the end of the day if the item has not sold.
- A word about haggling - It really only applies to higher priced items. It is not considered in good taste to offer a quarter for something that is already marked at 50 cents. (C’mon folks, where else can you take a dollar and actually not spend it all in one place?) However, to work a deal with smaller items, buy several of them. For example, I once went to a yard sale where they had a big bin of matchbox cars for a quarter each. I offered the seller a couple dollars for the whole bin, and she took the offer (it was later in the day), so I got them for my nephew. Another example is lamps. If a seller has two or three identical lamps for $4 each, ask if they will take $10 for all three.
Have Some Fun
Be a serious deal hunter, but don’t make shopping a drag. Just as well planned grocery trip is much smoother than a quick run close to meal time, there are a few things you can do to make treasure hunting more enjoyable. Don’t go when you’re hungry, tired, the weather is bad, or you’re in a rush. Bring some snacks and a water bottle. Leave the kids at home if at all possible. Bring a friend or family member who loves to bargain hunt as much as you do. Do what ever you can to make yourself comfortable and calm so that you can lengthen and enjoy the experience.
Last, as you peruse items spread out over lawns, garages, and church parking lots remember to look past the current state of an object and see its potential. Sometimes an item can be re-purposed for another function, fixed if it is broken, or beautified if it is ugly. A coat of paint can revamp a piece of furniture. A scrap of ribbon or lace can change a boring lampshade into a unique piece. An old galvanized wash tub can become a tub for serving drinks at a cookout (this is an actual deal that I got for $1). There are an infinite number of things that can be turned into unique storage containers. Keep an open mind and be creative!
Thanks Southern Savers
Friday, April 9, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tropicana Juicy Rewards is offering another one day only printable coupon for orange juice. Today only use 1 Juicy Reward point to get:
If you are new to Juicy Rewards you can use these codes when you sign up to start out with some points.
Use your points for discounts to museums, online shopping, printable coupons, or save the rain forest.
A deal this week
Head to Walgreens and get:
$1 RR wyb (2) Tropicana Juices $3 ea
Buy: (2) Trop50 Juice $3
Use: B1G1 printable coupon
-$1 off Trop 50 RP 3/14
Total Due: $2
Get Back: $1 RR, makes it 50¢ ea
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
- Peter Pan,
- Hunts Manwich,
- Parkay, Snack Pack,
- Eggo Beaters
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Go to harristeeter.com go under shopping, and click express lane, then the store nearest you.
Monday, March 29, 2010
This is a fantastic deal for all our mommies out there and their friends. I got one like this for a gift and it is one of my favorite baby items. The code also works towards their gift sets (they subtract $32).
www.uddercovers.com has a new promotion going where you can get one nursing cover (regular price $32) free.
The code is "babiesonline".
Go to www.uddercovers.com, click on "Shop Now", select the nursing cover of your choice, type in babiesonline and it will bring your product total to $0. All you pay is the S&H! You can use the code more than once - you just have to open a new browser/window to do so. Good Luck!
I went again this morning to use the many good coupons that were in the paper yesterday. I spent the most I've spent this week but I know it was still a good deal because I got alot of stuff including meat.
My total out of pocket spending was $19.03. My coupons saved me $51.80!
I bought 3 packs of boneless skinless chicken breast, these were on sale Buy 1 Get 2 Free
3 6oz cans of French's Fried Onions
3 60z tubes of Colgate Max White tooth paste (.25 each!)
2 boxes of Uncle Ben's Rice
1 Warm Delight's brownie bowl
1 pack of Solo cups (free!)
3 pouches of Betty Crocker potatoes
2 jars of Skippy Peanut Butter
1 bag of 10 whole wheat tortilla wraps
1 box of 10 whole grain taco shells
Thursday, March 25, 2010
(2) Lysol toilet bowl cleaners
(3) packs Trident Layers gum
(1) pack Mentos gum
(3) Zone Perfect protein bars
(4) cans of Dole Fruit
(2) bags of No Yolk noodles
(1) package of 2 brown rice bowls
How much did I spend out of pocket.....
I think I've figured out one of the keys to how to get stuff so cheap with using coupons. If you have a .55 coupon that triples, that would be $1.65 off. If the item only cost $1.00 the .65 overage would come off your other items purchased.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
(2) Lysol toilet bowl cleaner (received $8 Lysol coupons)
(3) Mentos gum
(2) 32 oz G2 gatorade
(1) 2oz. McCormick pepper
(3) Zone perfect protein bars
(1) Colgate total toothpaste 6oz
(2) 2 bags of Multigrain Mini rice cakes
(2) Martha white muffin mixes
(1) 9oz. pack of 50 solo cups
I got everything free except toilet cleaner, muffin mixes, and toothpaste. You do have to pay tax on coupons even if you get the stuff for free.
We would love to hear about your coupon savings this week!!! If you do triples let us know on here how you did. We love to hear your stories and see your comments.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Here is the start of your list of Free and great deals at Harris Teeter for the upcoming triples week. This doesn’t include anything from the weekly ad, I’ll have those deals for you on Monday.
They will triple coupons 99¢ or less, up to 20 coupons per day.
Because there are lots of regional variations with coupons and coupon values, your coupons maybe a different value than what is listed. I only listed the best coupon for all of these deals, but that doesn’t mean your slightly less coupon still isn’t a great deal.
The prices below are from the Charleston SC store.
- Coffee-Mate 16 oz Creamer $2.00
-.75/1 Coffee-mate printable
- Breakstone’s Sour Cream 16 oz $1.69
-.60/1 Breakstones Sour Cream printable
-.55/1 Breakstone’s Sour Cream SS 3/21
- Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Spreadable Sticks $1.39
-.50/1 Shedd’s Spread RP 3/7
-.40/1 Shedd’s product printable
- McCormick Spices $1.89-$2.00
McCormick Extracts $2.99
Buy 2 Get $1.50, Buy 3 get $2.50 off your next order (any Spice, Herb, Extract or Coloring)
-.75/1 McCormick Spice, Herb, Extract, or Food Color, any RP 3/14
- Bumble Bee Tuna Chunk Light Pouches $1.39
-.55/1 Bumble Bee Pouch SS 2/21
- Martha White Muffin Mix Yellow Corn 7.5 oz 65¢
-.55/2 Martha White Mix RP 2/14
- Mission Tortillas, Soft Taco or Burrito Size, $1.99
-.75/1 Mission Tortillas SS 3/07
- Old El Paso Green Chiles $1.65
-.55/1 Old El Paso Chiles printable
- Mahatma Rice Mixes 89¢
-.75/2 Mahatma Mixes RP 2/07
- Mahatma White Rice 16 oz $1.69
-.75/1 Mahatma White or Whole Grain Brown Rice, RP 2/7
- Barilla Whole Grain Pasta $1.45
-.75/1 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta SS 3/07
- Barilla Piccolini $1.45
-.75/1 Barilla Piccolini SS 3/07
- Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta $2.15
-.75/1 Ronzoni Pasta printable
- Mueller’s Whole Wheat Pasta $1.59
-.55/1 off any Mueller’s Whole Wheat Pasta printable
- Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles $1.19
-.50/1 Yakisoba Noodles SS 1/03 (exp 3/31)
- Welch’s Concord Grape Jelly 22 oz $1.67
-.55/1 Welch’s Jelly SS 1/03
-.75/1 Welch’s Jelly SS 1/03
- Kraft BBQ Sauce 18 oz., $1.39
-.55/1 Kraft BBQ “Give Hoe” Kraft booklet at Food Lion
- Frank’s Red Hot Sauce 4.5 oz., $1.25
-.50/1 Franks Sauce SS 1/24, 3/7 or printable
- Ortega Taco Seasoning 99¢
-.75/2 and Ortega Products SS 1/24 (exp 3/31)
- Quaker True Delights Rice Snacks $2.19
-.75/1 Quaker True Delights RP 2/14
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Dark Cups 89¢
-.55/1 Reese’s Dark Cups SS 3/14
- Mentos Gum $1.49
-.55/1 Mentos Gum SS 2/21
- Stride Gum $1.35
-.50/1 Stride Mega Mystery Gum SS 3/14
- Trident Layers Gum $1.55
-.75/1 Trident Layers SS 2/7
- Lifesavers Strings & Rings 7 oz bag $1.50
-.50/1 Lifesavers Strings n’ Rings printable
- Dawn Dish Soap 10.3 oz $1.39
-.50/1 Dawn Soap Save-A-Lot home mailer
- Lysol Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner B1G1 at $2.89 ($1.44)
-.50/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner or Kitchen Cleaner SS 3/14
-.75/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner or Kitchen Cleaner SS 3/14
- Lysol Cleaner, All Purpose 4-In-1 B1G1 at $2.99 ($1.49)
-.50/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner or Kitchen Cleaner SS 3/14
-.75/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner or Kitchen Cleaner SS 3/14
- Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner B1G1 at $2.69 ($1.34)
-.50/1 Lysol Toilet Cleaner SS 3/14
-.75/1 Lysol Toilet Cleaner SS 3/14
Other Good Deals
- No Yolks $2.29
-.75/1 No Yolks Noodles SS 2/21 (makes it 4¢)
-.50/1 No Yolks Egg White Pasta Upromise eCoupon
(free after Upromise savings!)
- Beech-Nut Cookies Lets Grow! $2.29
-.75/1 Beech-Nut Let’s Grow printable (makes it 4¢)
- Carnation Evaporated Milk 5 oz can 79¢
-.50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk SS 1/24, or RP 3/21 (makes it 4¢ ea)
- Mahatma White Rice 32 oz $2.29
-.75/1 Mahatma White or Whole Grain Brown Rice, RP 2/7 (makes it 4¢)
- Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes $1.25
-.40/1 Betty Crocker Potatoes printable (makes it 5¢)
- French’s Yellow Mustard 8 oz $1.59
-.50/1 French’s Mustard SS 1/24 or printable (makes it 9¢)
- Suave Deodorant 2.6 oz $2.35
-.75/1 Suave Deodorant SS 3/14 (makes it 10¢)
- Smart Balance Sour Cream $1.79
-.55/1 Smart Balance Sour Cream in store dispenser (makes it 14¢)
- General Foods International 6ct stick pk or 5ct envelopes $2.39
-.75/1 off any General Foods International Product SS 3/21
- Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies $2 *if sale continues
-.60/1 Pepperidge Farm Cookies SS 2/21 (makes it 20¢)
- SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp B1G1 at $4.95 ($2.47)
-.75/1 off any Seapak item March All You Magazine (makes it 22¢)
- Eggland’s Best Eggs, 1 dozen $2.49
-.75/1 Eggland’s Best Cage Free Dozen or Organic Dozen Eggs SS 1/31 (makes it 24¢)
- Dole All Natural Fruit Jar $2.50
-.75/1 Dole Fruit Jar February All You Magazine or SS 1/10 (makes it 25¢)
- DanActive $2.50
-.75/1 DanActive Drinks SS 2/28 (makes it 25¢)
- Welch’s Refrigerated Juice $2.50
-.75/1 Welch’s Juice SS 3/14 (makes it 25¢)
- Phillips Seafood Seasoning 6 oz $2.50
-.75/1 Phillips Seafood Product, any SS 2/28 (makes it 25¢)
- French’s Worcestershire Sauce $1.79
-.50/1 French’s Worcestershire Sauce SS 1/24 or printable (makes it 29¢)
- Texas Toast Croutons $1.85
-.55/1 Texas Croutons SS 3/21 (makes it 30¢)
- International Delight 16 oz: $1.99
-.55/1 International Delight Creamer SS 3/07 or printable (makes it 34¢)
- Luden’s Cough Drops 30ct bag $1.99
-.55/1 Luden’s 30 ct bag SS 1/31 (exp 3/31) (makes it 34¢)
- Ziploc Storage Bags with Slider Lock 15-20ct $2
-.55/1 Ziploc Slider Bags SS 2/21 (makes it 35¢)
- Tabasco Sauce 2 oz $1.89
-.50/1 Tabasco Sauce printable (makes it 39¢)
- House Autry Seafood Breader 8 oz $2.65
-.75/1 House Autry Breader printable (makes it 40¢)
- Shake ‘N Bake Coating Mix $2.65
-.75/1 off any Shake ‘N Bake Product printable (makes it 40¢)
- Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls, $2.69
-.75/1 Jimmy Dean Bowls RP 3/07 (makes it 44¢)
- Nature’s Own Thin Bagels $2.69
-.75/1 Nature’s Own Bagels printable (makes it 44¢)
- Oral-B Advantage Toothbrush $2.69
-.75/1 Oral-B Advantage Toothbrush PG 2/21 (makes it 44¢)
- Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter w/ Canola Oil 8 oz $1.95
-.50/1 Land O Lakes spread printable (makes it 45¢)
- Tetley Tea Family Size Bags 24 ct $2.29
-.50/1 Tetley Tea printable
-.60/1 Tetley Tea SS 3/14 (makes it 49¢)
- French’s French Fried Onions $2.75
-.75/1 French’s Onions Nov. All You or March Ladies HJ Magazines (makes it 50¢)
- Breyer’s YoCrunch Yogurt 4pk $2.79
-.75/1 Breyer’s YoCrunch printable (makes it 54¢)
- Fleishmann’s Yeast 3 strip pk $1.79
-.40/1 Fleishmann’s yeast SS 11/08, 12/06 (makes it 59¢)
- Dannon Light & Fit 6 pk, $2.50
-.60/1 Dannon Light & Fit SS 2/28 (makes it 70¢)
- Wish-Bone Dressings 16 oz $2.99
-.75/1 Wish-Bone Dressings printable (makes it 74¢)
- Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon $2.99
-.75/1 Oscar Mayer Bacon SS 3/21 (makes it 74¢)
- Ziploc Containers 4 ct $2.99
-.75/1 Ziploc Containers coupon inside various Ziploc products (makes it 74¢)
- Ban Invisible Solid Deodorant 3.6 oz $2.99
-.75/1 Ban Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant, SS 3/7 (makes it 74¢)
- Crest Toothpaste 6.4 oz $2.99
-.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 4.0 oz + PG 3/7 (makes it 74¢)
- McCain Frozen Potato Product 20-26 oz $3
-.75/1 McCain Frozen Potato Products, SS 2/28 (makes it 75¢)
- Planters NUTrition Bars $2.50-$3.09
-.75/1 Plantes NUTrition SS 2/21 (makes it 25-84¢)
- Rold Gold Pretzels, $2.50
-.55/1 Rold Gold Pretzels SS 2/28 (makes it 85¢)
- Easy-Off Glass Top Cleaner $3.19
-.75/1 Easy-Off Cleaner SS 3/14 (makes it 94¢)
- Fiber One Toaster Pastry $2.59
-.55/1 Fiber One Pastry printable (makes it 94¢)
- Special K Fruit Crisps $3.19
-.75/1 Special K Fruit Crisps, 10 ct. + RP 2/21
- Silk Soy Milk 64 oz., $3.19
-.75/1 Silk printable (makes it 94¢)
- Super Pretzels $2.50
-.50/1 Super Pretzels RP 3/14, 2/21 or printable *zip 90210 (makes it $1)
- Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Bars $3.29
-.75/1 Kellogg’s Fiber Plus RP 1/31 (makes it $1.04)
- Dole Frozen Fruit 16 oz $3.29
-.75/1 Dole Frozen Fruit RP 3/07 (makes it $1.04)
- Mr Clean Magic Eraser 2 ct $3.29
-.75/1 Mr. Clean Eraser “Home Made Simple” home mailer (makes it $1.04)
- Duncan Hines Whole Grain Muffin Mix $3.39
-.75/1 Duncan Hines Whole Grain Muffin Mix printable (makes it $1.14)
- Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner $3.39
-.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles SS 3/21 (makes it $1.14)
- OxiClean Max Force Stick $3.45
-.75/1 OxiClean stick or spray printable (makes it $1.20)
- Sargento Salad or Potato Finishers $3.49
-.75/1 Sargento Salad or Potato Finishers, SS 2/7 (makes it $1.24)
- Reynolds Foil or Parchment Papers $3.49
-.75/1 Reynolds Foil or Parchment SS 3/21 (makes it $1.24)
- Splenda Cafe Sticks 40 ct $2.89
-.55/1 off any Splenda product SS 2/28 (makes it $1.24)
- Slim Jim Meat Sticks 16 ct $3.50
-.75/1 Slim Jim meat sticks 16 ct. + SS 2/28 (makes it $1.25)
- Newman’s Own Salad Dressing 16 oz $2.79
-.50/1 Newman’s Own Dressing RP 3/21 (makes it $1.29)
- Chex Cereal 14 oz $3.55
-.75/1 Chex Cereal SS 2/21 printable (makes it $1.30)
- Louisiana Fish Fry Cocktail Sauce $2.99
-.55/1 Lousiana Fish Fry SS 2/28 (makes it $1.34)
- Archway Cookies 9.25 oz $2.99
-.55/1 Archway Cookies SS 2/07 (exp 3/31) (makes it $1.34)
- Alexia Frozen Items $2.99
-.55/1 Alexia Frozen Sides SS 3/21 (makes it $1.34)
- Mr. Clean All Purpose Cleaner $3.69
-.75/1 Mr. Clean Cleaner “Home Made Simple” home mailer (makes it $1.44)
- V8 V-Fusion $3.75 ea
-.75/1 V8-Fusion 46 oz SS 3/14 (makes it $1.50)
- Marzetti Salad Dressing $2.79
-.75/1 Marzetti Dressing SS 1/24, 3/21 (makes it $1.54)
-$1/2 Marzetti Dressings Upromsie eCoupon
- Smart Balance Milk $3.89
-.75/1 Smart Balance Milk RP 3/21 (makes it $1.64)
- Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon $3.99
-.75/1 Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon printable (makes it $1.74)
- Good Earth Tea $4.29
-.75/1 Good Earth Tea, SS 3/14 (makes it $2.04)
- Hebrew National Franks 7ct $4.79
-.75/1 Hebrew national Beef hot dogs SS 3/7 (makes it $2.54)
- Ball Park Angus Beef Franks $4.99
-.75/1 Ball Park Angus product, RP 3/14 (makes it $2.74)
- Meow Mix Cat Food 3.15 lb bag $5.35
-.75/1 Meow Mix printable (makes it $3.10)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Yay! I've been waiting on this for weeks!
Get your coupons ready now!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Stop what you are doing and print this coupon!!
Don’t forget at many stores there is an Oscar Mayer Catalina printing through 3/21.
Buy 2 Get $1 off
Buy 3 Get $2 off
Buy 4 Get $3 off your next purchase
This would be a good coupon to save til super double or when the bacon is BOG1
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Consignments shops set a price for your items. If you want a certain item to be sold for no less than a certain price you can specify that too. Most consignment shops give you 50% of the price they received for the item sold. They normally only take clothing for the current season. My local shop is now having a $1 sale to move out the winter clothing and make room for the spring and summer. You pick up your money monthly. My store gives the option of having your money mailed to you so you won't have to remember to stop by and get it monthly.
I had never dreamed that I would make as much money as I have consigning. You can get more money out of the stuff than you could at a yard sale. The best part is you don't have to do any of the work.
Not sure how other stores work but one of the downfalls of my local store is that she can't tell me what I've sold that month. Also with the $1 sale someone is getting alot of great deals. Most of my stuff is nice and worth alot more than $1.
Consignment stores are a great place to shop. You can find nice name brand stuff for cheap! Alot of people may think that consignments shops just have children stuff but alot of them have adult stuff too.
Does anyone else have any consigning tips to share? What deal have you found at a consignment shop?
Friday, March 5, 2010
1. Host an organizing party with friends. Start at your home and then move on to each other's homes.
2. Host a photo organizing party. I'm sure everyone is behind on putting their photos in albums! Everyone bring their photos and album and do it together. Don't focus on the scrapbooking part of it just organizing and getting them in albums. It will be a great time to share memories.
3. Write your organizing date on the calendar in ink, it will never get done if you leave it to your spare time!
4.Have a decluttering party with your family. Make it fun, have food, music, or whatever that would make it fun for your family. Have a prize at the end for whoever donates the most to charity.
5. Have a giving party. Everyone brings a bag of stuff that they don't "love" anymore, swap stuff with your friends for things that you can use.
6. Talk your friends to help you declutter or at least watch the kids while you do it. Uninterrupted time is when you will get the most accomplished.
7. After you have organized reward yourself with anything but shopping!
Don't let the idea of "party" scare you away from decluttering. I know time is an issue for everyone and trying to find a time when all your friends were available may be hard. Just get together with one friend, you can have lots of fun cleaning out with one, you don't have to have a whole crowd.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
A few weeks ago at Walgreen's I hit the jack pot! I got 4 Bic Hybrid Advance Razors for free! They were on sale for buy 1 get 1 free. I had a coupon for buy 1 get one free on any bic razor. Believe it or not at walgreen's you can use buy 1 get 1 coupons with buy 1 get one sales.
The other items in the photo were also freebies from the same day.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Clipping coupons hardly sounds like the subject of high finance -- or even medium finance.
Save a dollar on cat food, some detergent or a couple of boxes of cereal. Who can be bothered? Who has the time?
A growing number of people, it turns out. And they're shrewder than it may at first appear.
The Great American Coupon is making a big comeback -- thanks to the Great American Recession.
We redeemed some 3.3 billion coupons last year -- a remarkable 27 percent leap from 2008, and the first year-on-year increase in 17 years, according to a report issued at the end of January by Inmar, a coupon-processing agent. (Online coupon use skyrocketed -- companies issued twice as many as in 2008, but redemptions rose 360 percent.) The big upturn took off in October 2008, just after Lehman went belly up.
At first blush you can see why coupons fell out of fashion for so long -- and why so many consumers still ignore them.
You have to make time to visit a coupon Web site or collect the flyers from your mailbox, the supermarket or newspaper inserts. You need to sort through to find the ones you want, cut them out, stick them in your purse or wallet -- and remember to use them when you are at the cash register and you are trying to remember whether you bought everything on your shopping list and where you parked the car.
Average saving per coupon: Just $1.44, according to the Inmar report.
But let's treat this low finance topic for a moment the way we treat high finance. Let's subject it to the same math.
How long does it actually take to clip and use a coupon? Certainly the more you use, the less overall time you will spend per coupon, because so many of the costs -- getting flyers, sorting coupons and so on -- are generalized. Let's assume you spend a minute per coupon.
Saving $1.44 for a minute's effort is the equivalent of saving $14.40 for 10 minutes'.
Hourly rate: $86.40.
Maybe this would be as good a time as any to point out that the typical American working stiff -- those lucky enough to have jobs right now -- climbs out of bed each morning, goes through the miseries of commuting and endures the daily grind at the workplace for about $20 an hour.
Furthermore, money saved comes with an additional benefit. Unlike the money you earn at work, it is tax free. No payroll taxes. No federal or state income tax.
If your marginal tax rate were, say, 20 percent, you would have to earn $108 before tax to take home $86.40. If your marginal tax rate were 30 percent, you'd have to earn $123.
Very few of us ever do this kind of math, because we tend to treat low finance differently from high finance, and small sums differently from big ones. No wonder, even today, 99 percent of coupons are thrown away unused.
Yet finance isn't a separate topic from the rest of our personal lives. For all of us, our scarcest resource is time. Putting the right value on it, and putting it to the most productive use, is a financial challenge, as well as a personal one.
And the individual amounts of money may seem small, but they prove the old adage about tiny acorns and mighty oaks. Someone who saves $25 a week will save $100 a month, and $1,200 a year. Over a lifetime that can easily grow to $100,000 or more -- even after accounting for inflation.
If motivation is an issue, the next time you find yourself facing a stack of coupon booklets and flyers don't ask yourself if you can be bothered. Try asking yourself if you'd like to earn more than $100 an hour for a job you can do, at home, while sitting on the sofa watching TV.
Write to Brett Arends at firstname.lastname@example.org