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Posted: November 26, 2010
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If you are looking for ways to reduce your grocery spending, this might just be the thing you are looking for. This is a very simple technique but it does require some effort and dedication. If you look at your grocery shopping list over some months, you will notice something peculiar.

You will find that there are quite a few items which you get over and over again. It could be your favourite snack, salad dip or a specific brand of pasta.

Now, you can’t get coupons for these regular items all the time and frankly speaking, it is too time consuming to look through the papers and cut these coupons everytime.

So here’s what you do.

In summary, you need to set up a system for emailing companies to request for these coupons. The task of emailing each company may seem hard but if you break it down to small steps done on a scheduled basis, it becomes very simple.

Use the following steps:

1. Identify grocery items that you purchase constantly. Keep a list of them.

2. Search the company that manufactures each grocery item.

3. Do a search in your favorite search engine and locate the company’s official website.

4. Visit the manufacturer’s website and locate its contact email address.

5. Write a brief email to the company. Keep it brief, polite and clearly list the following information:

– If you have or have not tried the product.
– How regular you purchase the product.
– The name of the store you shop at.
– How you use the product. This is also a good time to compliment the product.
– Your full name and mailing address.
– Lastly, include your email address.

An example:

Our family always enjoys a big Saturday morning breakfast together and it always includes a hefty portion of Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancakes. The pancakes are yummy, quick and always come out perfectly.

I would like to request for product information including recipe ideas, new products coming out and coupons which may be available in the future. Please add me to your company’s mailing list.

Sincerely,
Your name
Street Address
City, Town Zip code
Email address

Now you may or may not receive any response. These companies receive a lot of emails from consumers so it might take a while before you get any response from them.

It’s very important not to get discouraged by it. If you send enough emails, the effort will pay off and you will soon see your email inbox filled with coupons. All you need is a little dedication and soon, you will see a steady flow of coupons coming to you without you lifting a finger.

Good luck and god bless!

Rita Bennet is a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautiful kids, Kayla and Jody. She maintains a website that teaches people how to get free groceries in their state, with no obligations or requirements. To find out more, please visit http://freegroceriesdirectory.com.

Posted: August 12, 2010
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Get a free sample of Tomorrow’s Harvest smart food storage.   Interesting…

Thanks, Thrifty Wifey

Posted: August 5, 2010
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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 4, 2010
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This month for my Coupon Insert giveaway I am giving away 30 Coupon Inserts from July 25th & Aug 1st. If you are new to couponing, here is my huge training guide on how to use coupon inserts to save BIG at drug stores and grocery stores – including videos.

In the video I show my long-term food storage in #10 cans. It goes 3 rows back and most cans last between 10 -30 years, so I don’t have to rotate it too often. I have been working on it for 3 years. The best time to get #10 can food cheap is at Macey’s sale every 3-4 months.

I also have some 45 gallon buckets of wheat I couldn’t show in the video because I shot it with my cell phone and it will only let me do 2 minutes.  I know the quality isn’t as good as my other camera, but I can upload the video straight to Facebook and not have to go through the hassle of changing formats like on my regular video camera – it used to take me 2 hours to change formats to get videos up on YouTube!  So until I get a flip camera, this is what I’m using.

Anyways, let me know if you know of any other cheap ways to build up your food storage!

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Posted: July 19, 2010
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Quizno’s Coupon: good for any small sub, chips and regular fountain drink for $2.99.    That’s so much healthier then a meal at most other fast food places – and cheaper!

Posted: July 13, 2010
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***UPDATE:  Looks like this deal spread throughout the blogging world pretty quickly.  First the site was running slowly.  Now it has crashed.  They’ll probably get it back up, so I would try checking throughout the day.

HURRY!  Right now, Natura Advantage is offering a coupon for a FREE 5 lb bag of their Natura dry pet food!  When you enter your zip code, they will automatically pull up stores that are closest to you.  Pretty cool!  This will go quickly.  Get it while it’s still available!

Thanks, Frugal Fun and Fortune!

Posted: June 16, 2010
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Warning: Their site hasn’t officially launched yet, so you won’t get your free food until Jan. 2011, but it’s worth taking a quick survey to see if you get the free food!

Anyways, Kidelicious.com is offering $25 in free food in exchange for taking a short survey.

“We are in the process of launching Kidelicious – the largest online kids’ food store where you can shop for all the major brands plus a wide range of hard to find items and healthier options. We are offering your readers $25 worth of free food on their first order at Kidelicious.com, slated to open January, 2011, just for filling out our survey at www.kidelicious.com/survey

I am probably going to take the survey and see what happens, are you?  Supposedly they’ll email you the credit.

Thanks, Super Coupon Girl

Posted: June 8, 2010
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My new friend from How I Cook, Ale, will be on Good Things Utah tomorrow, June 9th.  She cooks Brazilian food-  I’ve never had it so I’m excited to see it made.

Posted: May 4, 2010
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Kaley at Cha-Ching on a Shoestring start a Couponing for Community blogger event this week.

As couponers, we get so many items free. Many people go without these basic items, so when you can stock up get extras for those in need.

This week, I would like to challenge all of you to give back on May 8th.  Post men/woman are going to collect food to help feed an estimated 13 million children in their “Stamp Out Hunger” event.  All you have to do is place bags with nonperishable food items (canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice etc…) next to your mailbox on  May 8th, or if you don’t have a mail box you can also drop these off at any post office location.

Go here for more information

Thanks, A Thrifty Mom for the

Posted: May 3, 2010
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I’ve lived in the South and been to Chili Cook-offs at our church, where everyone thought their chili was the best.  I’ve eaten lots of chili in my days, but this recipe is super easy and everyone’s favorite.  Even my 3 year old is getting into the spicy food lately!

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilies (do not drain!)
  • 1 16 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 can pinto beans (do not drain!)
  • 1 can chili beans (do not drain!)
  • 1 can kidney beans (do not drain!)
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • serve with tortilla chips and shredded cheese on top

Brown ground beef.  Drain fat. Add in all other ingredients and bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 20 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and shredded cheese on top.

Servings: I make this in our biggest pot and keep it in the fridge, we get about 3 or 4 meals out of it. Probably would feed 10 people.

If anyone else has a chili recipe they like better let me know; I’m always game to try another one!   I love how how much canned food is used from the pantry – great food storage recipe.

Posted: April 28, 2010
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Go here to request a free sample of Nature’s Select dog food; usually food and pet samples come with great coupons!

Other pet food samples still available:

Free sample of Halo Dog Canned Food

Free sample of Pet N Shape

Posted: April 16, 2010
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I spent 47.95 this week on groceries and this is what went to food storage!  Never before did I think it was possible to add to my food storage while lowering my budget.  Coupons have changed me…changed me deeply 🙂

Go here for a recipe using the beans, and here for one using peanut butter.  Anyone know a recipe using both? lol

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