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Posted: February 1, 2017

Part of the ABC’s of Couponing Guide

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What is an eCoupon, Loadable or Clipless coupon?

An eCoupon is an electronic coupon you get online in a similar manner to a printable coupon.  Instead of printing the coupon, you load it onto your store loyalty card.  When you scan your loyalty card at the cash register, or give your phone number, you will automatically receive the savings if you’ve made a qualifying purchase!

There are a lot of ecoupon sites; some take savings right off your receipt and you pay less out of pocket.  Others have you take the savings and put them in savings accounts.  Read about each of my favorite ecoupon sites below and how they work.

Walgreen’s Paperless Coupons: Log in and load these to your Walgreen’s card.   These are manufacturer coupons most of the time, but they do slip in a store coupon at times.  They will show you all particpating products and details if you cick on View Details. These come right off at the register and you will pay less out of pocket.

Rite Aid Load2Card Coupons: Log in and clip the offers you want loaded to your Wellness+ (Plenti) Card. These are one time use manufacturer coupons and no printing is required.  These come in handy when you buy multiple products. If you have only one insert coupon and you find a Load2card coupon you can buy two of the products.   These come right off at the register and you will pay less out of pocket.

Sam’s Club has eCoupons – If you are a Sam’s Club Plus Member you will definately want to login and load your Sam’s Club eCoupons to your card!  There are over $300 in savings on  Sam’s Club eCoupons site per year!  These come right off at the register!

There are a lot of ecoupon sites; some take savings right off your receipt and you pay less out of pocket. Some sites will give savings like Home Depot coupons and from other top retailers based on a point system.

SavingStar: These are manufacturer’s coupons. Available at CVS, Kmart, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite-Aid, Albertsons, Dillon’s, Kroger, Ralph’s, and many more.  I have a full tutorial on how to use Savingstar

  1. Click the eCoupons you want to load them to your store loyalty card
  2. Shop – use your loyalty card at checkout.  However, no coupons will come off your total.
  3. Your SavingStar account will grow with the coupons you used, and you will get to redeem them once you have saved over $5 in the form of gift cards, Paypal, or other payment forms!  Read my How to Use Saving Star Guide!

These offers are added to the Cuckoo Deals Coupon Database as well to make matching them with store deals even easier!

Posted: January 10, 2017

catalina-couponsPart of the ABC’s of Couponing Guide Let’s break couponing down to be fun and easy, not extreme and time-consuming!

What is a Catalina??


A Catalina is a piece of paper that prints at the end of your transaction.  There are 4 different types of Catalinas that may print for you:

  1. Dollar Off Coupons: An example would be a “$4.00 off your Next Your Purchase” Catalina.  These can be used on ANY future purchase.
  2. Manufacturer Coupons: Sometimes you may get a manufacturer’s coupon printed out instead.  I usually buy Beech Nut Baby Food for my daughter because it is cheaper.  But Gerber wants me to purchase their brand, so I will always get Gerber Manufacturer Coupons printed out of the Catalina Machine.  Many times we don’t know when or if we will get the manufacturer’s coupons printed out after our order.  Just think of it as a little surprise if you do!
  3. Store Coupons: Target is a great example of this.  Instead of printing out a manufacturer’s coupon for a brand, you will actually get a Target Coupon.  These are great to get because you can use one Target coupon and one Manufacturer’s coupon on each item.
  4. Previews of Upcoming Catalinas: Sometimes you may not get one of the 3 coupons I mentioned above.  Instead, you will get a preview of an upcoming Catalina.  It will tell you when the Catalina Promotion Starts and which products qualify to get the coupon.


Helpful Hints on Getting your Catalina to Print


  • Make sure the Catalina Machine is on: Before the cashier starts scanning your items, make sure the Catalina machine’s green light is on. If it isn’t, your Catalina will not print. And, if the Catalina machine is turned on in the middle of your transaction, chances are that you will not get it to print either.  So make sure you check that before you start checking out.
  • Double Check the Items you are Purchasing: In order for a Catalina to print, you have to purchase the EXACT sizes, quantities and brand.  If the 11.8 oz Box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch is part of the Catalina Promotion and you purchase the bigger box instead, you WILL NOT get a catalina printed out.  So make sure you double check sizes, brands and that you purchased the right amount.
  • Call up Catalina: Sometimes you do everything right and the Catalina still doesn’t print out.  What do you do in that case?  Call up Catalina directly at 1-888-8COUPON or email them at  You will need to have your receipt and item handy so they can get the information from you.  If you did purchase the correct brand, sizes and quantities, then they will mail you your Catalina coupon.


Where you can find a Catalina Coupon List?

Well, these are hard to come by as they aren’t advertised.  I post them when I find them.

They are not all inclusive, but are great starting point.

Posted: February 18, 2016

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library isn’t available in all areas, but if it’s in your you should get on board!  Head on over and sign up.   If it is available in your area, your child can get one free book per month from the time they are born until 5 years old!

A community must make the program accessible to all preschool children in their area. The community pays for the books and mailing, promotes the program, registers the children, and enters the information into the database.

From there The Dollywood Foundation takes over and manages the system to deliver the books to the home. You can find out more of the operational details on other pages in this Imagination Library website.

Thanks, Kaycee!


Posted: August 10, 2011

FREE Kerrygold Cheese or Butter product coupon mailed directly to your house!  Just fill out the survey form.  It does take about 5-8 minutes. I love when they mail you coupons instead of having them be printed – they are accepted so many more places then free internet printables.

Speaking of which, all the coupons we are giving away on #SwagShare are also non-internet printables so they should be accepted at most stores nationwide!

Type your zip code to see where you can buy Kerrygold products!

Posted: August 9, 2011

CVS gift card deal: $5 for $10 card will sell out asap! Type in zip code 53202 to get it to pull up. Or Milwaukee.

Gift Card does NOT Expire. Limit 1 per person. eGiftCard valid at all CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide. Not Valid at Not Available for Resale. Offered by iCardGiftCard, LLC.

Thanks, Rose Knows Coupons!

Please note: I allow you to post your daily deal site referral links in the comments section of my site but not on my facebook page because that gets too cluttered.

Feel free to post your links below and get referral credits!

Posted: August 2, 2011

FREE Trial Size Skintamate Coupon – only 7,000 hurry!  You have to scroll down on the page to see the form to fill out.  If you click on the printable button, it will ask for a zip code I did 84660 and it gave me $1/1 printable coupon, which can be used on ANY size and should make for the trial size to be free!

Posted: July 27, 2011

Head on over to the Groupon Quiznos Deal Page or create a new Groupon account, then go to Eugene Oregon to score this deal that is available nationwide to use at most Subways Quiznos!  (that’s what I get for posting at 12:30am!

2 regular subs or 2 salads for $6 (average value $12.98) at over 2,200 participating Quiznos locations nationwide. Check if your local store is accepting Groupons by entering your zip code; participating stores will have an icon that says “Accepts Groupons”.

Posted: July 20, 2011
Posted: July 13, 2011

Many people ask me why they should get multiple copies of the Sunday paper.  Most commonly, they say “but I can’t afford it!”

You can’t afford not to get it.   I used to get 4 copies but I just upped it to 5.  Not only do I get the inserts (because we all know they are getting stolen out of newspaper stands) but I also get  a great price – around $18 for a month, for a month with 4 Sundays, that 20 copies of the paper for $18!

Many copies will have 2-3 inserts in them, I am lucky to live in an area that gets the Red Plum.  But even if you don’t get the Red Plum, you will save well over $18 per month using the coupons.  Most likely you will save hundreds of dollars, easily re-couping the cost of the newspaper.   If you use a $2.50 Tide Detergent coupon on a hot $4 Tide Detergent sale, in a few weeks you’ll run out of Tide. Since sale cycles are 6 weeks to 6 months, you’ll probably have to run out and pay full price before the sale happens again. Don’t waste your time running to the store to get a few items. You may as well stock up when prices are lowest and not have to buy again until the sell comes around. This saves you the most $$$.

Newspaper deals in Utah:

I offer the lowest rates possible for: The Daily Herald (has RedPlum), The Deseret News (get a gift card for signing up), Salt Lake Tribune (get a gift card for signing up), The Ogden Standard-Examiner, and The Herald Journal.

Newspaper Deals in Florida:

Orlando People: Get multiple copies of the Orlando Sentinal for 74% off + a $10 gift card

Newspaper Deals in Virginia:

I got this deal from a reader, so I am using her referral link 🙂 “hi deidre not sure if this deal helps out too many people but i wanted to share anyways . if u anyone lives in the hampton roads virginia area and receive the virginian pilot , living social has a deal for 15 dollars for a 6 month wed and sun delivery . the zip code for the deal is 23462 and if anyone uses my link to purchase it helps me out . my link is here wanted to send this to u to see if u wanted to post it or not . thanks so much, Jen” That’s only $2.5 per month!

I looked into the deal and you can order up to 5 copies!   That is a 74% savings and I am not sure who all can order it, but their site says: “The Web sites serve the greater Hampton Roads metro area, stretching from Williamsburg to the north, Virginia Beach to the east, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the south.”

Posted: July 12, 2011

The site is slow !

Freebie #1: Head over to Vocalpoint and enter your zip and then login to see if you qualify for FREE Mott’s Applejuice. Here’s what mine said “Look for your Mott’s for Tots treat to arrive by mail in four to six weeks.

Freebies #2: Go over to the Vocalpoint Free Salad page and click on the Free Salad tab in the upper-right hand corner.  Enter your zip code to see if you qualify.

If you don’t have  a Vocalpoint account, I’d recommend getting one because they do some good freebies.

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: June 22, 2011

These are clearance finds so they may or may not be at your store:

L’oreal Colour Riche, clearance $2.29
Use the $2/1 coupon found in the 5/1 SS (Exp. 6/26)
Final Price= $0.29

Buy 3 bags of Chex Mix Cheddar Flavor 5.5oz bags reportedly on clearance for $0.50
Use the $0.50/1Chex printable coupon (use zip code 80003)
OR use the $1/2 & $0.50/1 Chex Mix coupons found in the 5/1 and 6/12 SS.
Plus, use the $0.99/3 Walgreens coupon found in the June Coupon Booklet
Final Price=$0.01

Register Reward deal running through 7/10 on Oscer Mayer products:

Buy 5 products = $4 RR
Buy 4 products = $3 RR
Buy 3 products = $2 RR

Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meat 9oz products 2/$5
Use 2 $1/2 coupons found in the 5/15 SS
Pay $8
Receive a $3 RR
Final Price=$1.25 each – these are pretty good deli meats!

Look for Try Me Free Mail in Rebate Ensure tear pads at Walgreens.  This rebate is good for up to $10.00 and you must spend at least $6.97.

Ensure, 4 pk $7.99, Regular Price
$2.00/1 Ensure 4-pack from SS 5/1
Pay $5.99
Submit 7.99 Mail in Rebate
Final Price=  $2.00 Moneymaker

View more Walgreens deals this week!

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