Posted: March 1, 2017

Time Saving

Part of the ABC’s of Couponing Guide

I enjoy just hanging out with my husband and my girls; I don’t want to spend my whole life clipping coupons and driving to 10 stores a week.  My husband took the picture above of me and my daughters just hanging out.  These are the best times we have and I want more.

Thus I have compiled a list of inventive ways to save time couponing, since it can be so time-consuming:

  1. Instead of clipping all the Smart Source, Red Plum, and P&G inserts yourself, find some friends each Sunday to do a coupon insert swap with.  For example, each week I clip the Smart Source coupons and one of my friends clips the P&G and Red Plum inserts.  Give them back their coupons once you’ve finished clipping them.
  2. If a store is far away, trade weeks with a friend to shop there. For example, Target is 25 miles away from me.  I print out all the deals I want to get, compile my coupons in an envelope, and give them to my friend who picks up my deals for me at Target.  I do the same for her at Rite Aid and Walgreens; they are also quite a drive away from our homes.  We make sure to have everything organized for the person who is going to make it easy for them.  We also get separate receipts at  checkout to make paying each other back easier & so we can have receipts to submit for rebates that need mailed in.
  3. If you have 3 copies of the same insert to clip, make sure to stack all the individual coupon insert pages that are similar on top of each other and cut them at once.
  4. I always save my shopping receipts because you never know when a rebate form will appear that has an item that you already purchased on it.  For example, I recently did the Coors Rebate and used a receipt for Plastic Cups that I had purchased before I even heard about the rebate. The rebate dates were so long (Dec. 15-Feb.8) it was easy to find receipts to make the rebate work.
  5. Gather all the ads for deals you want to do and price match them at Target.  Remember, they won’t price match Rite Aid Plenti Points, Walgreen’s Register Rewards, B1G1 Free and other deals where an exact price isn’t listed.  I like to shop at local stores that are running the ad to support them, plus the local stores pay for their ads, but if I don’t have time to visit them all or if the stores are too far away.
  6. Use a coupon-clipping service and order coupons in bulk.  Here is one of the cheapest (usually 5 cents per coupon) My Coupon Hunter here. Remember it will take a few days to get your coupons though.
  7. Heather from Sweet Deals 4 Mom sent me this great idea: “I do a coupon train with about 7 other people. When I get the envelopes of coupons in the mail, I take what I need, replace what I took and remove the expired ones. Pretty easy.”
  8. Kristin from Making Cents Out of Life sent me her tips: “I saves a lot of time and impulse buys just to not clip every coupon.  I have a mixed method of coupon organization…when I get organized that is :), where I leave them whole but I plan 4 weeks of sales as far in advance as I can.  I use Cuckoo for Coupons and other forums and blogs to look ahead, clip what I need and use 4 different accordion holders to store that week’s coupons until I need them.  I keep the rest of the insert filed away and when I hear of a clearance deal I go clip. Always take a notebook and pen with you when you shop so you can write down clearance deals, and run back the next day if you really want the item.  I spend less money not having my coupons with me at all times.  I miss the occasional hot deal but the pay off is worth it.  It’s hard to explain in a short (for me!) paragraph but not keeping my coupons with me all the time is usually a good thing.  If you really are afraid of missing a hot deal, take the inserts but leave them in the car.  You still don’t clip them but you have your box in the car so you can go out and clip the ones that you need if you come upon a clearance deal.  But…I despise clipping coupons and trying to stuff them into the baseball card inserts or any other insert.  Hahah.  I love using them but hate clipping!”

What ideas do you have about saving time couponing? I’d love to hear them!

Posted: September 30, 2010


Deals That Matter: The best hamburgers, fries and more at Busterburger! $10 worth for only $5! PLUS get $5 off if it’s your first purchase, so that makes it FREE!! Buster Burger is located at: 1078 W 10400 S, South Jordan, UT 84095. FREE= Cuckoo pick of the day!

Screamin Coupons: $9 for an All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Buffet, Free Card for $10 Worth of Tokens and 3 Free Attractions         from America’s Incredible Pizza Company ($34 Value)

Groupon$39 for a Three-Room Carpet Cleaning ($90 Value) or $65 for a Five-Room Carpet Cleaning ($150 Value) from Image Cleaning Systems

Living Social 9th & 9th Pilates: Pilates Reformer Orientation, One Reformer Class, One Mat Class, Massage, and Bottle of Water $25 ($50 value)

EverSave + get $5 off your first purchase! $24 for $50 worth of doggie-themed apparel for the whole family from Teddy the Dog (so $19 if its your first purchase)

MyEZDeal $39 For A Professional Photo Shoot In Studio Or At A Location Of Your Choice Including (1) 8×10 Portrait (Valued at $90)

Posted: September 29, 2010

Here’s my list of the newest best deals and coupon matchups at Walmart that guarantees huge savings!(Prices vary by location.)

Farm Rich Sandwich Melts $4.98
Use $2/1 coupon from 8/29 SS
Pay $2.98
Submit for the FREE after rebate found on the package (pictured above)
Get a $4.98 rebate check
Final cost FREE + a $2 moneymaker!
(Thanks, Utah Deal Diva for the deal and picture!)

Starkist Tuna Pouch $0.93
Use the $0.50/1 Starkist Facebook coupon
Final cost only $0.43!

Velveeta Shells & Cheese boxed dinners $1.50
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 9/26 SS
Final cost $1 per box!

T.G.I. Friday’s Sliders $4.98
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 9/26 SS
Final cost $2.98!

Wheat Thins Stix $1.98
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 9/19 SS
Final cost only $0.98!

Hidden Valley Farmhouse Originals Dressing $2.54
Use the $2/1 coupon from
Final cost only $0.54!

Kraft Shredded Cheese $2
Use the $5/5 Kraft Product coupon
Final cost $1 each!

Olay Body Wash (Travel Size) $0.97
Use the $1.50/1 coupon from the 9/26 PG or the $1/1 coupon from the 8/29 PG (Exp. 9/30)
Final cost as low as FREE + possible overage!

Select Olay Facial Cleansers $3.67
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 9/26 PG
Final cost only $1.67!

Glade Candles $2.33
Use the buy one get one free coupon from the 9/26 SS
Final cost only $1.16 each!

Snuggle Fabric Softener Sheets (70 ct.) $1.87
Use the $0.75/1 coupon from the 9/26 RP
Final cost only $1.12!

Gain Dishwashing Liquid 11 oz $0.97
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 8/29 P&G (exp 9/30)
Final cost FREE!

Tucks 12 ct pads $2.64
Use the $3/1 coupon
Final cost FREE!

Johnson & Johnson Toy Story Band Aids 20 ct $1.68
Use the $3/3 coupon from the 8/1 SS
Final cost $0.68 each!

Johnson & Johnson Travel Size First Aid To Go Kits $0.99
Use the $3/3 Select First Aid Products coupon from the 8/1 SS
Final cost– 3 for FREE!

For more of check out my complete list.

Posted: September 29, 2010

My EZ Deal: $39 For A Professional Photo Shoot In   Studio Or At A Location Of  Your Choice Including (1) 8×10 Portrait (Valued at $90)

This ezdeal includes:
  • Creative photo shoot
  • (1) 8 x 10

  • VALID through February 26, 2011
  • May purchase multiples as gifts

EverSave + get $5 off your first purchase!: $15 for $32 worth of chic home goods and gifts from

Groupon Deal: $20   For Two Children’s Tickets to Heber Valley  Railroad ($40 value)

Screamin Coupons : $50 for $100  Worth of Car Care services  at AAMCO. Choose from 3 Locations!

Deals That Matter + $5 off your first purchase!:   Have MaidPro clean your house! 2 hrs  of service, normally $60,  available today for only $30!

Living Social Deal: $10 for $20 worth of Mini Cupcakes in SLC

Posted: August 11, 2010

Choose your rebate:

Rebate 1: Get $6 worth of coupons for purchasing any 2 Neosporin, Purell or Band-Aid products. The coupons are three $2 coupons (not sure of the products!).

Rebate 2: MY FAV!!! Purchase any 3 Neosporin, Purell or Band-Aid participating products (see rebate) to get a FREE first aid kit (the one shown above) AND $15 worth of coupons!

purchase 2 (or 3) Purell hand sanitizers at Walgreen’s:

Purell Hand Sanitizer: $3.99
Use $1 off Purell (printable)
And $2 off Walgreen’s in-store coupon
Pay 99¢ each after coupons
(Thank you for the deal scenario Kansas City Mamas!)

or purchase 2 (or 3) Band Aid products at Target:

Dora the Explorer Bandaids: $1.69
Use $3 off 3 Band Aid products (from 8/1 SS)
And 50¢ off Target coupon
Pay 19¢ each after coupon
(Thank you for the deal scenario My Frugal Adventures!)

Thanks, EE Endeavors!

Posted: August 9, 2010

Check out Groupon Boise deal (my hometown!). Today only you can snag a 24-cookie gift box from Insomnia Cookies for ONLY $22 shipped. This gift box retails for $50, so you’re getting over 50% off!

Fine print: Expires Nov 30, 2010. Limit 3 per person. Shipping and tax included. Includes an assortment of flavors. Nationwide delivery available.

Are you ready to get in on this deal?
*Login or sign up for a Groupon Account.
*Under “Visit More Cities” (top of site) find Boise.
*Click on it (since this is an online offer, it doesn’t matter that you don’t live in the area)
*Click on “Buy” and complete your order
*Online Vouchers will show up in your account under “My Stuff” and then “My Groupons”
*Print your Voucher once your deal has been processed
*Note: you will have to wait until the minimum number of people sign up, then they’ll charge your card and send you a link to print your Groupon.

Posted: August 5, 2010

Guys I’m seriously getting a little annoyed trying to keep track of all the daily deal sites!

Anyways, if you live in Utah County learn about Skweez: text FOOD to 53535 and get coupons sent to your phone – one per day.  Today’s is HOT HOT HOT! I love Burger’s Supreme, and the deal is:

PROVO 8/5! Burgers Supreme- 1796 N University Pkwy- 50% off any reg size combo meal. Not valid w/ other offers. Tell Friends to Text PROVO to 53535 to get the coupon on their phone!

Just found out they are in Boise and SLC too!

Posted: August 3, 2010

Weekly Cinema

This deal came out last month but I waited to post on it to make sure it was not a scam. It appears to be a great deal! Sign up and get 4 movie tickets a month for $19.99. These are sold through Fandago so they can be used at virtually every theater nationwide. My local theater is $7.50 a person, $30 for 4 tickets. $19.99 is saving you $10 per month IF you normally use 4 tickets a month.

This deal is not for me and my husband because we don’t use 4 tickets a month. But my inlaws use about 6 tickets a month, so this is a great way for them to save where they normally are dumping money. Plus, they live in Florida with $9 ticket prices! Just click on the Shrek image above to get this deal. You get one free movie ticket just for signing up.

Posted: August 3, 2010

Weekly grocery deals on staples can be found at give me neither.

Posted: July 29, 2010

Freebie deal at Target using the Chef Boyardee Target coupon.

Chef Boyardee Mini Ravoli or Beef Ravoli $.99 (reg. price)
Use $1/1 Chef Boyardee Target Coupon
Final cost FREE after coupon

Check out all the Target ongoing deals here.

Thanks give me neither.

Posted: July 28, 2010

Some people are reporting that even today their Old Navy’s are already honoring this deal that is supposed to start tomorrow the 29th!

Old Navy is offering a hot printable coupon for $2 Layering Camis (reg. $8.50). If you’d rather not waste ink, simply say “CAMI 4 ME” to the cashier to score this deal!  Limit 5 per customer.
(Coupon valid 7/29 – 7/31/10 only)

Posted: July 28, 2010

Amazon has the Tonka Toughest Mighty Loader down 52% to just $15.96 and it ships free with Prime or a $25 order!

Made of  real steel, so its really good quality!

Thanks, Good deal mama.

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