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 15, 2011

FREE Dry Erase Expo Markers!  That’s cuckoo! We use these in our house to make grocery lists or let the kids draw on the marker boards.  I know the teachers can use them at school, too!

Here’s how to get your FREE Expo Dry Erasers at Target:

Buy 2 Expos Dry Erase markers, black, 2 ct, $1.50
Use $2/2 Expo Markers printable (you must LIKE the facebook page)
AND stack with $1/1 Expo Dry Erase Markers or Cleaner, exp. 8/28/11 (Target, Back to School Mailer)
AND stack with  $1/1 Expo Dry Erase Markers or Cleaner Target Printable
Final Price: FREE + overage (They may just make it free and not give you the overage)

Thanks, Give Me Neither


From reader Misty: Walgreens also has FREE Dry erase markers this week. On sale for $3.99 plus use 2-$3/1 Coupons from the August in store coupon book, and then use the $2/2 from the Expo facebook page or coupons.com… Makes them both FREE.. They are the washable neon colored ones…My kids love them!

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Posted: August 15, 2011

I have heard various reports that make me sad!

Nadean on my facebook page said:

“I went to Walgreens today and was told by the cashier that they will no longer allow a customer more than one RR per day. I had two transactions with RR on both and she said they would allow it this time but from now on only 1 RR per customer per day. I just went to the Walgreens website and read the entire page on their coupon/RR policies and it doesnt say anythingabout that on there. I printed out their policy and will be sure to take it with me next time I go and will dispute this all they way up the management chain. I asked the cashier when and who put this into effect and she said that her manager put this into effect this weekend. I asked if it was company wide and she said she didnt know. I was just wondering if you have gotten wind of this yourself or from anyone else?”

I told her: There are stores that are only allowing one RR per item per day.

She said: Yea, they have always done that at this store. But what she was trying to tell me was ONE RR PER DAY PER CUSTOMER. I asked her to repeat that so that I made sure she was not misunderstanding their policy and she said that her manager just told her this weekend that they are only allowing 1 RR per customer per day regardless of how many transactions you have.

Has anyone else experienced this at Walgreen’s lately?

Posted: August 15, 2011

Checkout A Savings Wow for the best back-to-school deals this week all in one post!

She has Dollar General, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, Target & Walgreens!

Office Depot and Staples looked like they had the best deals to me.

Posted: August 9, 2011

Degree Deodorant Coupon Deal using register rewards at Walgreen’s this week:

Buy 4 Women’s Degree Deodorants $0.99 each?? (Travel Size), Get Back $4 RR wyb 4
Use 4 $0.75/1 Degree Men or Women Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, exp. 8/28/11 (RP 07/31/11)
Pay $0.96
Get $4 RR’s
Final Price=$3 MoneyMaker!

More good deals this week at Walgreen’s over here!

Posted: August 8, 2011

Best places to buy diapers this week brought to us by Saving with Shellie

:: CVS

Huggies Big Packs – $20
-Use $3/1 Huggies coupon (SS  7/17)
-Get $5 ECBs WYB $25 in Huggies Products (Limit 1)
Final Price = $12 + cost of wipes

Pampers Jumbo Packs – $8.99
-Use $2/1 Pampers coupon (PG 7/31)
-Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
Final Price = $3.99

:: Rite-Aid

Tugaboos Brand Training Pants – $8.99
-Get $3 in +Up Rewards (Limit 4)
Final Price = $5.99

:: Walgreens

Huggies Jumbo Packs – $9.49
-Use $1.50/1 Huggies coupon (SS 7/17)
-Get $1.50 in Register Rewads
Final Price = $6.49

:: Target

Pampers Value Packs – $35
-Use (2) $2/1 Pampers coupon (PG 7/31)
-Get a $20 Target Gift Card WYB 2
Final Price = $46 for 2 ($23 each)

:: Amazon

Huggies Little Movers Diapers, (128ct – Size 3) – $31.89
-Save 15% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
Final Price = $22.32 ($.17 each)

Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers (156ct – Size 3) – $37.99
-Save 15% with Subscribe & Save
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Final Price = $26.59 ($.17 each)

Pampers Cruisers Size 3 Diapers Value Count (120ct – Size 3) – $38.64
-Save 15% with Subscribe & Save
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Final Price = $27.05

Pampers Baby Dry Size 4 Diapers Value Pack (128ct -Size 4) – $35.99
-Save 15% with Subscribe & Save
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Final Price = $25.19

Luvs Ultra Leakguards Diapers (234ct – Size 3) – $37.99
-Save 15% with Subscribe & Save
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Final Price = $26.59

Seventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Diapers, Stage 3, 35 Count (Pack of 4)(140ct total– Size 3) – $38.00
-Save 15% with Subscribe & Save
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Final Price = $26.60

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Posted: August 4, 2011

There’s a new $5/1 22 oz. or above purchase of Enfamil Gentlease, A.R. or ProSobee coupon!

Select Enfamil 23.4 oz $21.99 with in ad coupon
Use the $2/1 Walgreens coupon found in the Infant Care Coupon Booklet
Plus, use the  $5/1 Enfamil coupon (Use zip 30303)
Final Price= $14.99

Don’t forget my huge baby samples & freebies list!

Posted: August 4, 2011

Sneak Peak at the cuckoo-est deals starting Sunday, August 7th!  We will have full transactions up soon too 🙂


Crayola Crayons 24ct.
Pay: $1
Get Back: $1 RR
Final Price= Free

Keri Lotion $5.99
Pay: $5.99
Use the $2/1 Keri Lotion, exp. 10/31/11 (SS 07/17/11)
Or $2/1 Printable Keri Lotion
Get Back: $5 RR
Final Price= $1 overage!!

Just For Men Hair Color
Pay: $5.99 w/in-ad coupon, limit 4
Get Back: $5.99 Just for Men MIR
Final Price= Free

Listerine Smart Rinse 500ml or 72ct. Pocket Packs
Pay: $3
Use the $1/1 Listerine Smart Rinse Mouthwash, Listerine Agent Cool Blue Rinse, or Reach Kids Toothbrush, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 07/31/11)
Get Back: $2 RR
Final Price= Free

Softsoap Body Wash, BOGO $4.49
Use the $1/1 Softsoap Body Wash, exp. 10/31/11 (Walgreens, Summer Beauty Guide)
Stack with the $1/1 Softsoap Body Wash, exp. 8/13/11 (SS 07/24/11)
Final Price= $.24 ea.

Rite Aid:

Arm and Hammer Toothpaste
Pay: $3.99
Use the $0.75/1 Arm & Hammer Toothpaste or Mentadent Product 5/8/2011 SS Insert (exp 8/31/2011)
OR: $1/1 Arm & Hammer or Mentadent Product 5/8/2011 SS Insert (exp 8/31/2011)
OR: ?$1/1 Arm & Hammer or Mentadent Toothpaste
Get Back: $3 +UP Rewards (limit 2)
Final Price: As low as FREE

Degree, Dove or Speedstick Deodorant
Pay: $2
Use the $1/1 Degree Antiperspirant, Deodorant, Body Mist 7/31/2011 RP Insert (exp 8/28/2011)
Get Back: $2 +UP Rewards wyb 2
Final Price: 2 FREE

Compound W Freeze Off Kit
Pay: $10.99
Use the $2/1 Compound W printable coupon
Get Back: $10 SCR when you buy 1
Final Price=FREE + Overage

Wet n Wild Cosmetics $.69


Skintimate Shave Gel or Cream or Edge, $1.99
Use the $1.50/1 Skintimate Cream Shave
Final Price=$.49

Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers or Easy Ups, $8.99 (Get $3 ECB, limit 1)
Use $2/1 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruisers, Limited Edition Prints or Extra Protection Diapers, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
Pay: $6.99
Get Back: $3 ECB
Final Price= $3.99!

Spend $15 on Dove items and get $5 ECB
Buy 6 Dove Haircare, $3.00
Use (3) FREE Dove Treatment wyb Dove Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 8/28/11 (RP 07/31/11)
Pay $9.00
Get Back: $5 ECB
Final Price=$0.66 ea.

Thanks to Coupon Divas for help compiling this list!

Posted: August 3, 2011

HURRY to Head and Shoulders Facebook page to request your freebie! Scroll clear down to Itchy Scalp Care! Thanks, EENdevours!

Posted: August 2, 2011

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This week Walgreens has Select Kellogg’s items buy 4/$10 and get $5 rewards back.  Some Walgreens have  Nutri-Grain Bars with the Cars 2 promotion as part of this deal. The promotion involves buying four Kellogg’s items with the Cars 2 logo on them then enter the codes online. Once you have 4 codes you can get a $5 gift card!

Deal Scenario:

Buy4 boxes, Pay $10.
Get $5 Register Rewards Back
Then type the codes from the Cars 2 Promotion in online (info will be on the box) to get a $5 card mailed to you*
Final Price=FREE
*A maximum of thirty (30) codes per Account may be entered during the Program Period. Codes must be entered and redeemed no later than June 30, 2012.
*There’s also a $1/2 NutriGrain Cereal Bars, exp. 3/31 (Kellogg’s Great Days Booklet) – Booklets are found INSIDE boxes of Kellogg’s cereal that are marked “$5 of saving on breakfast inside!”

View more Walgreen’s Deals this week!

Posted: August 1, 2011

It wasn’t in the ad, but Crayola Fine Line Markers that show $3.99 are ringing up as $2, and producing a $2 RR! The ad just showed regular crayola, so if your Walgreen’s has these scan them!  FREE!

Buy one Magnum Double Caramel Ice Cream Bar $2.39
Use the $1/1 Magnum Ice cream, exp. 8/28/11 (RP 07/31/11)
Plus, use the $0.50/1 Magnum Double Caramel Ice Cream Bar, exp. 8/27/11 (Walgreens, Aug)
Final Price=$0.89!

Buy 2 Caress Body Wash $3 each = $2 RR (monthly RR deal – valid through 8/27)
Use 2 $0.75/1 Caress Tahitian Renewal, Cashmere Luxury, Daily Silk, Evenly Gorgeous, Velvet Bliss, Glowing Touch,Sheer Twilight or Scarlet Blossom Body Wash or Multipack Bars, exp. 8/28/11 (RP 07/31/11)
Pay $4.50
Get back a $2 RR
Final Price= $1.25 each!

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Posted: August 1, 2011

Right now Kellogg’s has a great coupon deal at Walgreen’s.

Buy 4 Boxes of Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch, 4/$10  (Buy 4, Get $5 in Register Rewards!)
Use 2 – $1/2 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Coupons
Pay $8
Get a $5 RR
Final Price=$0.75 per box

Do this deal 3 times so you will be able to  submit for the cuckoo $10 Gas Card Rebate from Kellogg’s (Limit 5 rebates per household).

Factoring in the gas gift card, that’s like free cereal!

Tons more cuckoo Walgreens deals!

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