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: August 11, 2011

Look at the deals Cuckoo shopper Jen saw at Walmart!  Ziploc just came out with new smart snap containers and they sure are a good price at Walmart!  Here’s what they do:

“When you use a Smart Snap™ container, all it takes is one press, and you can hear the lid securely close. The sound of these seals lets you know that air is out, freshness is in, and your food is protected. And when you save food, you save money.”

Ziploc Smart Snap containers, 3 & 4 pks, Selected Varieties, $2.12
Use $1.50/1 Ziploc containers, exp. 9/17/11 (SS 08/07/11)
OR use $1.50/2 Ziploc Brand containers (Recyclebank)
OR use $1.50/2 Ziploc containers, exp.  9/3/11 (SS07/24/11)
Final Price:  as low as $0.62!

Banquet Frozen Meals, Select Varieties, $0.88
Use $0.50/2 Banquet Meal Printable (enter this code: 63829897)
Final Price: $0.63

De Wafelbakkers Frozen Pancakes $3.18
Use $1/1 De Wafelbakkers printable coupon
Final Price= $2.18

Buy Filippo Berio 16.9 oz. $5.24 – Price Match CVS’s ad this week at $3.99
Use $1/1 Filippo Berio Olive Oil
Use $1/1 Filippo Berio Olive Oil
Final Price= $2.99

Snapps Frozen Appetizers $1.54
Use $1/2 – Snapps Frozen Appetizers Coupon
Final Price=$1.04 each

Kettle Potato Chips, $2.68
Use the $1/1 Kettle Chips Coupon try zip 90210
Final Price=$1.68

View more Walmart Deals

Posted: July 19, 2011

Follow me shopping to find in-store coupons that most people miss! Most are great manufacturer coupons that are listed on my deals match-ups.

Posted: July 18, 2011

If you are an avon rep, feel free to post your links below! That way you can get more sales! I am not a rep for Avon and haven’t used their products, since I get my cosmetics cheap/free at Rite Aid and Walgreen’s. But I am aware that lot’s of people love Avon, so I thought I’d share this deal:

Today until midnight, 7/18:

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Posted: July 7, 2011

Alright this cereal coupon is bonkers! It goes so quickly.  So if you want it, print it ASAP! GONE

  1. Save $5.00 on any FIVE packages of Kellogg’s cereal coupon (8.7 oz. or larger, any flavor, Mix or Match)  zip 84711 – page 3 for me.   ALSO: I tried leaving the zip code blank and was able to get it to appear as well!
  2. ALSO it appears to be back on!  Select zip codes only.

This makes cereal $.67 at Smith’s (FREE if you can find the boxes with the Cars 2 Promo on them)

Smith’s/Kroger’s: Buy 5 Kellogg’s Cereal- $5 for 3 boxes ($1.67 each)
Use the  $5/5 eCoupon
Final Price=  $.67 each!
*Submit for $10 Pre Paid Mastercard Gas Card AND  Purchase special marked Cars 2 Boxes for (2)  $5.00 Gift cards = MONEYMAKER!

and FREE at Albertsons (if you can find the boxes with the Cars 2 Promo on them):

Albertson’s: Buy 10 Rice Kripies $1.99 – Look for Cars 2 Promotion Codes specially marked boxes, Receive 4 codes earn $5.00 Pre-Paid Visa Card
Use 2 $5/5 Kellogg’s Coupon on
Pay $9.90,
Submit for $10 Pre Paid Mastercard Gas Card AND  Purchase special marked Cars 2 Boxes for (2)  $5.00 Gift cards
Final Price= $10.10 MONEYMAKER (it doesn’t look like the mastercard rebate needs the receipt)

Posted: July 6, 2011

UPDATE: This is BACK!!! I heard this coupon will be in regional inserts of the RedPlum this week too!

Well it reached it’s print limit fast on, so hurry over to and load the “Save $5.00 on any FIVE packages of Kellogg’s cereal (8.7 oz. or larger, any flavor, Mix or Match)” Coupon onto your store loyalty card!

I loaded it on my Smith’s card and here’s the deal I’m going to do:

Buy 5 Kellogg’s Cereal- $5 for 3 boxes ($1.67 each)
Use the  $5/5 eCoupon
Final Price=  $.67 each!

Read my eCoupons tutorial if you are new to them!

Posted: July 1, 2011


I thought it’d be nice to kick off the 4th of July with a 7 Year Old Rhema Marvanne’s beautiful rendition of the National Anthem – The Star Spangled Banner.   The ending is the best part.

I love the Fourth of July and want to with everyone a Happy Fourth of July! God Bless America, the land that I love.

I will still have the match-ups posted tomorrow morning as usual 😉

If you are new to my site, every Friday I usually feature a fun video or photo, but this week I decided to do something more patriotic.  Here’s my favorite funny couponing video of weeks past – Half-awful, Half-genius, Totally Cuckoo Music Video About Coupons!

Posted: May 27, 2011

Take this weeks Walgreen’s ad and price-match at Walmart to do this great deal:

Huggies Little Swimmers, $6.99 (price match from Walgreens ad)
FREE Juicy Juice wyb Huggies Little Swimmers printable
$2/1 Huggies Little Swimmers, exp. 6/11/11 (SS 5/15/11)
Final Price=$4.99 for both after coupons!

Thanks, Double Savings Divas!

Posted: March 28, 2011

UPDATE: here’s my list of for sure participating locations: Lindon, American Fork, Cedar Hills, Springville, Saratoga Springs.  Leave a comment below if you find out about Orem.  Also, I hear it is taking a long time to checkout so keep that in mind when planning your trip.

Holy smokes!  You better checkout my ongoing walmart deals list and boogie on over to Walmart tomorrow!

Melea verified that ALL Walmarts near a Ridley’s Market will be Doubling Coupons on Tuesday in order to “price match” with Ridleys. Any coupon under $1.00 will be doubled.


  • $.25 off will be doubled to $.50 off
  • $.30 off will be doubled to $.60 off
  • $.50 will be doubled to $1.00 off
  • $.75 will be doubled to $1.50 off

The Cedar Hills Walmart has verified this promotion, so if you’re customer service manager at your local Walmart won’t let you double, head on over to Cedar Hills as they will for sure.

Please leave a comment below to let other readers know if your Walmart is participating. There was a regional meeting about this, so all the ones near a Ridley’s should be participating.

Also, Melea’s readers have stated:

Cedar Hills said it’s just the Walmarts in that area, so Lindon, Pleasant Grove, etc… that are doubling.

Parrish Lane, Centerville, Bountiful are not doubling.

Posted: March 13, 2011

ShopRite Ad Deals provided by 4 Hats & Frugal!

View ShopRite’s Coupon Policy.  Don’t know how to get coupons that aren’t printable? Read my getting coupons guide!

*All match ups are based on a fully doubling ShopRite. If your ShopRite does not fully double, you will have to adjust the pricing provided.

I’ve posted my favorite deals, checkout 4 Hats & Frugal for the rest!

Buy 3 Right guard deodorants, get 3.00 catalina
Right guard deodorant- 1.89
Buy 6, use 3 BOGO coupons from 3/13RP- 5.67 and get back 6.00 in catalinas! .33 money maker!

Buy 2 Purex laundry detergents, get 2.00 catalina
Purex detergent- 1.99
buy 2, use 2 1.00/1 coupon from 3/13RP- 1.98 and get back 2.00. FREE after coupons and catalinas!

French’s brown mustard- .99
use .50/1 coupon from 1/23SS doubled- FREE

Colgate toothpaste- .77(wednesday to saturday only)
use .75/1 coupon from 2/27SS doubled- FREE

Posted: February 23, 2011

Fresh Market deals and coupon match-ups for Feb. 23-March 01

I am still offering a HOT newspaper subscription with coupon inserts deal.

Have you signed up for Fresh Market’s email coupons? Their best coupons are coming this way!

****Cuckoo “Stock Up Prices” are in pink!


*****Only the first 5 deals appear in RSS feed- visit the Fresh Market page on my site to see them all!  Click on “Display All Matchups” to see them all!

Posted: February 16, 2011

Fresh Market deals and coupon match-ups for Feb. 16-22

I am still offering a HOT newspaper subscription with coupon inserts deal.

Have you signed up for Fresh Market’s email coupons? Their best coupons are coming this way!

****Cuckoo “Stock Up Prices” are in pink!

RSS only shows 5 deals– visit the Fresh Market page on my site to see them all!

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