Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Buy Kotex U Liners $1.24 each
Use $2/1 off ANY U by Kotex printable coupon
Free after coupon!
Cool Whip, $0.97 ea.
$1/2 Cool Whip printable coupon
$0.47 each after coupon!
Cabbage .69/each (Click here for a great Thai recipe with Cabbage!)
Oranges $1.59 for a 4 lb. bag
Post Shredded Wheat Cereal
Use this manufacturer's $1/1 coupon
FREE after coupon
Market Pantry Pasta $1.02
-$1/3 Target printable coupon here
$0.69 each after coupon
Braeburn apples .77/lb.
Angel Food Cake .99 with in ad coupon
Fastco Brand Frozen Vegetables .68 (with price match from Hy-Vee)
Fastco Brand Shredded Cheese 3 for $5 (with price match from Dahl's)
Buy 5 Kraft Food Items, get $4 off with in ad Fareway coupon
Here are some good deals to pair with this coupon:
Kraft Singles $1.99
Miracle Whip $1.99
Philadelphia Cream Cheese .99
Click here to print some manufacturer's coupons that you can also use with this Fareway coupon!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Thanks to my good friend, Stephanie Badger, I now have a way to save money on dishwasher detergent! Even though I already make my own laundry detergent, I have to admit, I was skeptical that this recipe would work. I have tried other recipes in the past and they were big flops! What a pleasant surprise to finally land on a detergent that is not only eco-friendly but also works well! Give it a try!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Since my extreme couponing days are now over, you might wonder if I have given up coupons and trying to save money all together. The answer to that question is a big, resounding, "No Way!" It looks a little bit different but is less work and still saves us a large amount of money.
Here is a summary of what it currently looks like for me:
1. I read several money saving blogs each day.
I spend about 20 minutes each afternoon checking money saving blogs that direct me to the current deals at the stores I shop at. If there is a coupon as part of the deal, these blogs direct me to the needed coupon and I print it immediately. Good coupons often disappear quickly and if I don't print them each day, I will likely miss out. Here are the blogs that I read each day:
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Several years ago when I started this blog, I was an Extreme Coupon Shopper. Things have changed over the years and I would no longer give myself that label. Do I still use coupons and take advantage of great deals at my local stores? Absolutely, yes!
What has changed?
1. The profitability has changed. When I started couponing, I was able to make stockpiles of many items that our family used on a regular basis. Toothpaste, shampoo, pasta, etc. I have noticed a couple of new trends developing over the last few years. Many stores have created limits and restrictions on coupons that make acquiring large quantities of cheap/free items more difficult. For example, Dollar Tree will currently only take 2 internet printable coupons per shopping trip. I have several computers in my home and am able to print multiple prints of any particular coupon, but if I have to make multiple trips to Dollar Tree just to attain the items, then it's not quite as profitable. Another trend I have noticed is an increase in price of all items at the store and a decrease in the number and value of coupons being issued.
2. Our family circumstances have changed. Through the years, we have had different family members live with us, usually in conjunction with attending the nearby university. We have had singles, couples, and even a young family live with us at various times. Couponing did provide large quantities of food to help feed all the mouths in the house. In general, our immediate family has always made very healthy food choices and couponing sometimes supported those choices. However, it is true that many of the best deals or free items were what most people would consider to be junk food. With many mouths to feed, having free junk food (sugar cereal, snacks, and treats) was helpful in making those grocery dollars stretch. Many times those who where living with us didn't share our opinion about healthy food choices and were happy to eat those free items.
3. Stress and time management has changed. I began to notice that I was clipping and organizing a large number of coupons that I never actually used. At one point in time, it seemed profitable to carry those extra coupons around with me in the store, just in case I could pair up one of those coupons with a great clearance deal. For the reasons listed in number 1 above, that is no longer the case. I also simply got tired of the amount of time spent in stores telling my children to "shush" while I calculated a coupon deal in my head. I got tired of spending so much time standing in line, arguing with cashiers, and aggravating those in line behind me. I got tired of spending so much time on the computer searching out deals while the precious moments of life danced around and right on by me.
4. Our access to the Sunday paper coupons has changed. Kum & Go gas stations used to offer a free Sunday paper every Sunday with a gas fill up. They are no longer doing this and since coupon values are significantly lower than what they used to be, it is not profitable to purchase a paper to obtain the coupons.
So, how do I use coupons and save money now, you might ask? Stay tuned for an upcoming post!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
A few more freebies this week!
Resveratrol Max Dots, $9.99
Use $10/1 Walgreens store coupon from January Coupon Booklet
FREE after Coupon!
Use two $2 Biore Printable Coupons
Pay $4.38 and get a $5 Register Reward
FREE after Coupons and RR
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Electrosol or Jet Dry Dish Detergent $3.49, Get a $1.50 Register Rewards when you buy one
Use $2.50/1 Electrasol Dish Detergent from 1/2 SS insert
FREE plus $0.51 in overage after coupon and register rewards
Saturday, January 1, 2011
This coupon is a pdf coupon which means you can save it and legitimately print as many times as you would like. It does not expire until 4/30/11. Walmart carries this product for $2.98 before coupon. In my store it was located near the deli area near the front of the store.
Children’s Oscillococcinum Homeopathic Flu Medicine $8.99, Earn a $9 RR when you buy one
Use $2/1 Oscillococcinum printable
PLUS use $5/1 Oscillococcinum Natural Flu Relief Walgreens IVC
Pay $1.99 and get back one $9 RR
Omega Factor-3 $10, earn a $10 RR when you buy one
Free after register rewards
SalonPas Arthritis Pain Patches 5ct $5.99, Earn a $6RR when you buy one
Free after register rewards
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Aim Toothpaste- $0.89
Palermo's Classic Pizza - $1.72
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Strawberries - $0.97/lb.
Betty Crocker Cake Mix - $0.79
Hy-Vee Ice Cream - $1.88
Van Camp's Pork and Beans - $0.39
Old El Paso Taco Seasoning - $0.69
Purchase 6 and get a $3 catalina coupon
$0.19 each after catalina
Marcal Small Step Bathroom Tissue - $1.98
Use $2/1 coupon from 4/25 SmartSource insert
FREE after coupon
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls - $1
Buy 2 and use this $1/2 printable
$0.50 each after coupon
Coffee-Mate Creamer - $1.66
Buy 3 and use Buy 2, Get 1 Free printable
Also use two .50/1 coupons from the 2/7 Red Plum insert
$0.78 each after coupons
Wholly Guacamole - $2.50
Use this $1.50/1 printable
$1 after coupon
20 Photo Prints - FREE
Order online using code APRIL20
Fastco Ice Cream - $1.89
Skippy Peanut Butter - $0.97
Bush's Baked Beans - $1.48
Buy 2 and use $1/2 from 4/18 SmartSource insert
$0.98 each after coupon
Ragu Spaghetti Sauce - $0.97
Fastco Corn or Nacho Chips - $0.97
1 Dozen Large Eggs - $0.88 w/ in ad coupon
Chicken Hindquarters- $0.39 w/ in ad coupon
Fastco Pork and Beans- $0.33 w/ in ad coupon
Ritz Crackers - FREE w/ in ad coupon and purchase of 2 Kraft Cheeses
Use $1/2 coupons found near cheese
$3.00 for 2 packages of cheese and 1 box Ritz crackers
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Hidden Valley Dressing - $2.77
Use $2/1 from 3/14 SmartSource (If Roadhouse variety is included)
$0.77 after coupon
Banquet Meals - $0.88
Buy 4 and use $1.50/4 printable
$0.51 each after coupon
Midwest Country Fare Bleach - $0.88 w/in ad coupon
Orville Redenbacher Popcorn - $1.79
Buy 2 and use $2/2 printable
$0.79 each after coupon
Hy-Vee Pudding Cups - $0.88
Hy-Vee Ketchup - $0.99
Select Kellogg's Cereals - $2.50
Buy 5 and use $5/5 Hy-Vee coupon here
Use two $1/2 coupons from 3/7 Red Plum insert
$1.10 each after coupons
There is a Kellogg's Catalina for free milk thru 4/10:
Buy 3-4 Kellogg's cereals, Get 1 FREE gallon of milk
Buy 5-6 Kellogg's cereals, Get 2 FREE gallons of milk
Buy 7 Kellogg's cereals, Get 3 FREE gallons of milk