Couponing

Posted: July 11, 2011
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Head over to this special Hasbro Online Deal Groupon Page where you can pay $15 for a $30 credit to Hasbro.com, which has beloved brands such as TONKA, NERF & TRANSFORMERS & PLAYSKOOL.

No expiration date!  You can use this for Christmas shopping 🙂

Plus, this gift code can be used to cover shipping costs! This is a great way to have a gift shipped to loved ones cheap.   It says limited quantity available so I don’t know how long this deal will last.

Thanks, Couponing to disney!

Posted: July 11, 2011
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Posted: July 11, 2011
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When there’s a deal like this on chicken, I get excited! Print two coupons per computer.  Do not photocopy printable coupons – that is illegal:

Buy 2 Gold ‘N Plump Chicken, for a package with about 7 in it, $2.24:**This price cut ends today 7/11!
Use the$2 off 2 Gold’n Plump chicken Target coupon
Stack with 2  $1 off ONE Gold’n Plump chicken manufacturers coupon (zip 84660 – page 3)
Final Price=$0.24 each

Thanks to my Facebook reader Jennifer who let me know : Target has 3″ binders now! In the back to school section. They also have ones that have two rings, as shown in my coupon binder tutorial!

Also while you are at Target:

Target Home Essentials Pillows for as low as $2.50 each
Use the $2 Bed Pillows printable Target coupon
Final Price= $.50!

Don’t forget to print the $5 Room Essentials Bath Furniture Item printable Target coupon as it should make for some cuckoo deals too!

Scotch Magic Tape – $1 (in the back to school section)
Use the $1/1 Scotch Magic Tape coupon
Final Price=Free

Up Hydrogen Peroxide $.52
use $.75/1 Target First Aid Coupon
Final Price=Free

Up Hydrogen Peroxide $.52
use $.75/1 Target First Aid Coupon
Final Price=Free

View more Target Deals this week!

Posted: July 5, 2011
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Publix Store Coupons & Ad Deals
7/6/11 or 7/7/11 depending on your area brought to us by Passionate Penny Pincher

Read Publix Coupon Policy if you’re new to extreme couponing at Publix! Confused about where to get coupons that aren’t printable – learn how to get those coupons!

Important Publix Ad Deals Info:

*Denotes Cuckoo Stock Up Price (and great donation deal!)

Florida Prices (when they are different FL prices are in GREEN)! UGH again I didn’t have time to do this today

BOGO: The price listed is after the BOGO savings, so if you’re a Florida shopper remember you’ll need to purchase two items to get that price.

Click on the “display all matchups” button under the matchups to view the full list!!!

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Posted: July 1, 2011
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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: June 30, 2011
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Part of the ABC’s of Couponing ebook

Here’s some coupon savings calculators and spreadsheets to help you calculate your spendings and savings.  Some things to keep in mind:

  • How much did your coupons cost? I go on a per-month basis.  I spend about $17 a month getting 4 copies of the Sunday newspaper each week.   So when I calculate my savings at the end of the month I subtract $17 from my amount saved.
  • How much extra gas did you use? Often driving to multiple stores to get deals uses more gas then a regular shopper.  This should also be calculated.
  • How much ink and paper did you use? I normally get paper free after rebates at Office Max and Staples, so my only cost is ink.
  • Do you insure your stockpile? Some people have insurance on their stockpiles, well you need to subtract that from your savings.  (I do not personally but some people on Extreme couponing said they do…)
  • Lost time: you can’t put a dollar amount on this.  Sometimes deals take too long to do for the amount you are saving.  Never let couponing take over your personal, family, and spiritual life.

With all that in mind, are 100% savings possible?? YES!  Some deals you end up making money on, which cover your gas money to get to the store. Also, with online deals 100% savings are easy to calculate and I post as many of those as I can find!  But there’s tons of amazing deals in-store too.

Posted: June 29, 2011
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Publix Store Coupons & Ad Deals
6/29/11 or 6/30/11 depending on your area brought to us by Passionate Penny Pincher

Read Publix Coupon Policy if you’re new to extreme couponing at Publix! Confused about where to get coupons that aren’t printable – learn how to get those coupons!

Important Publix Ad Deals Info:

*Denotes Cuckoo Stock Up Price (and great donation deal!)

Florida Prices (when they are different FL prices are in GREEN)!

BOGO: The price listed is after the BOGO savings, so if you’re a Florida shopper remember you’ll need to purchase two items to get that price.

Click on the “display all matchups” button under the matchups to view the full list!!!

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Posted: June 28, 2011
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Be on the lookout for the mail from yesterday or today for a flyer from Target.  Attached to the flyer is a $1 off Target store coupon for Crystal Light, which is also on sale for $1.97 this week. Use the Crystal Light Drink Mix, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/12/11) and score it for free!

Thanks for the email, Patrick!

More new Target deals:

Kashi TLC Granola Bars, 6 ct $2.79, Price Cut Thru 7/2
Use $2.00/1 – Kashi Product – (Recyclebank.com) 125 points
Final Price= $0.79

Freschetta By The Slice is on price cut 3/$5 through 7/16
Use $.75 Freschetta By The Slice printable coupon
Final Price: $.91

Gulden’s Mustard is on price cut for $.89 through 7/23
Use $1/2, $.35 or $.30 from 6/26 SS (varies by region) or $.35 Gulden’s printable coupon
Final Price=$.39 each

*From extreme couponing and forever on, cheap mustard will always remind me of “Moderation in All Things”

Starbucks Natural Fusions Coffee $8.99, Regular Price
Use the $1.50/1 – Starbuck’s Natural Fusions, 11oz Package
Final Price=$7.49

Sally Hansen Select Nail Color – $2.04 (Reg Price)
Use $1.00/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color printable
Plus use $1/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color or Care Target Store Coupon (exp 7/5)
Final Price=$0.04!

Unadvertised sale that may vary by location:

Iams Cat & Dog Food, Trial Size $3
Use the $3/1 Iams ProActive Health Dog or Cat Dry Fodo, exp. 9/30/11 (single sheet flyer included in some newspapers sometime in April)
Final Price=FREE! + Has coupons inside

Posted: June 27, 2011
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Part of the award-winningABC’s of Coupons” series

I try to make couponing un-extreme and un-complicated, not extreme and time consuming.   In order to achieve extreme coupon transactions without the headache, I have  a few tips:

Be Prepared For Entire Lifestyle Changes:
You aren’t going to start saving without trial and error, and without taking the time to “learn the ropes”.  This is not a get-rich-quick-scheme. Being a Couponer is a way of life. An entire new way of life isn’t going to start out immediately and you can’t dive in half way.  If you really want to save time couponing, you need to know all the rules before you start.

  • I have store coupon policies for several stores – print them and take them with you shopping.
  • I have a FREE 36-page ABC’s of Couponing guide which teaches how to do the deals.
  • I also list the deals at 72 stores nationwide – scroll over “Find My Store” at the top of my site to see all the store coupons and deals on my site; I add new ones weekly.

If you haven’t taken the time to learn how to coupon, and you want to show up at the store and save a bundle, you may be in for a big surprise.  It is possible to save time and money couponing, but it won’t happen without full preparation.

Start with ONE Store:
Learn how to coupon at one store.  Each store works differently and if you try to run around doing deals at 5 stores your first week of couponing, you will most likely fail.  Pick one store and learn their rules and do some shopping trips there.  Also, keep in mind you can miss some deals.  It isn’t saving money if you jump in the car and go in for just one deal.  You’ll miss some, but you’ll save in the long run. And trust me, the deals come around again so don’t feel bad if you miss them at first.

After mastering one store, start adding more to your resume.

“But Deidre, what store should I choose?!?!? – First, don’t choose Sam’s, or any other wholesale club.   I recommend choosing one of the 3 following depending on your needs and which is closer to you:

  • Drugstores – Walgreens, CVS or Rite Aid are my favorites.   You can score nearly free health and beauty items each week; but a word of caution, these are also the hardest stores to learn how to do.  I have training posts and videos for each and definitely learn one at a time.
  • High-low Grocery Stores – the grocery stores you commonly associate with high prices are also the ones that have some of the best grocery deals!  They have high every-day prices to “compensate” for their drastic sales.  They expect you to make impulse buys when you go in for the great sales.  This is why they have “loss leaders” or ads on their circular which are amazing, to get you in-store and then hope you buy regularly priced (expensive!) items while you are there.  But not anymore, now that you’re  a couponer you know better!  Examples of these stores are Publix, Kroger, Safeway, & Albertson’s to name a few.
  • Super centers – Target, Walmart etc… often have some great deals and their rules are pretty straight-forward compared to the other options, but actually the savings often won’t be as great as at high-low grocery stores.

Plan Your Trips:

  • Will you need “filler” items to bring your totals into correct amounts? No one wants to end up at the cashiers browsing candy for filler items because they haven’t planned their shopping trip!  Examples of why you’ll need a filler item:

At Walgeen’s, you need to have as many items as you have manufacturer’s coupons and register rewards that you are going to be using to pay for the transaction (not ones that you expect to print).  This means if you are buying 6 items and have 6 coupons and 2 register rewards that you want to use to pay for the transaction, you’ll need two filler items.   Don’t waste your filler item on something you don’t need.  Gellitin is found at many Walgreens for around $.20 and is more useful to you then candy.

I have even bought Sunday papers as filler items at a grocery store where I needed my total to be over $50 to use a $5 off coupon.

  • Avoid End Caps!
    End caps are displays at the end of aisles.  Before you were a couponer, you thought these were great deals.  These usually aren’t and are a great way to end up over-paying for items you could have gotten cheaper later when you found a sale stacked with a  coupon.
  • Avoid Impulse Buys!
    This goes along with my last tip of avoiding end caps, because those are usually where you will do an impulse buy.   Check your stock up price list and  then see if the “deal” paired with any coupons you have is a stock up price.  If not, pass on the sale.  More deals will come along later.
  • Have Your Coupons Ready:
    Don’t be the lady at the checkout sorting through coupons and holding up the line.  Every time I am at a store and find an item on my shopping list,  I pull the coupon(s) I am using and put them in a tab at the front of my binder.  Then when I get to the register, all my coupons are in one place and ready to go.

Let’s make couponing fun, one coupon at a time!  If you have more tips to share, please post a comment.

Posted: June 23, 2011
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UPDATE: GONE
Head to Pandora and create an account – click on the Join button.  Then go over to fill out this survey for your free bracelet.  Warning: it is a 30 question survey which took me 10 minutes to complete.   It said the bracelet was worth $80 something which I find ridiculous, but nonetheless if it appears in 4-6 weeks in my mail as it said it will, I’ll be pleased!

Thanks, Couponing for 4!

Posted: June 22, 2011
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Publix Ad Deals
6/22/11 or 6/23/11 depending on your area brought to us by Passionate Penny Pincher

Read Publix Coupon Policy if you’re new to extreme couponing at Publix! Confused about where to get coupons that aren’t printable – learn how to get those coupons!

Important Publix Ad Deals Info:

*Denotes Cuckoo Stock Up Price (and great donation deal!)

Florida Prices (when they are different FL prices are in GREEN)!

BOGO: The price listed is after the BOGO savings, so if you’re a Florida shopper remember you’ll need to purchase two items to get that price.

Click on the “display all matchups” button under the matchups to view the full list!!!

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Posted: June 20, 2011
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Well if you are heading to CVS, don’t forget my weekly CVS deals and these new ones:

Buy 2 Hawaiian Tropic Lip Balms $2.99 each
Pay = $5.98
Get back a $10 Ecb (when you buy 2 Hawaiian Tropic items; limit 1)
Final Price= $4.02 moneymaker

Also, the CVS magic coupon machine appears to be giving out coupons for FREE $9.99 vitamins!  If you get that coupon, do this:

CVS Brand Vitamins on sale Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
Buy 2 Vitamins priced at $9.99 each (or less)
Use the FREE Vitamin coupon from the magic coupon machine
Final Price=2 bottles of vitamins for FREE

 

Gillette ProSeries Intense Cooling Lotion shaving products on clearance for $2.07 (regularly $8.29!)
Use the $2/1 coupon found in the 6/5 PG
Final Price= $.07

Plus like CVS on facebook and click on the Special Offers tab for a 20% off shopping pass coupon! If they get more likes by the 25th it will be 25% off!

Buy 2 Schick Hydro 3 Razor $8.99, Buy One Get One Free
Use 2 $4/1 Schick Hydro Razor, exp. 7/24/11 (SS 06/12/11)
Final Price= $0.50 each when you buy 2

View More CVS DEALS!

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