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Posted: March 9, 2017
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Couponing For

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

Question from reader Jackie:

I’m new to couponing and am having a hard time seeing the savings. Most of the things I see coupons for are for things I don’t use. I cook from scratch a lot and there seem to be a lot of ready made items with coupons. Tell me what I am missing please.

Jackie, that is a great question! The thing I personally save the most on is diapers & all baby items, cereal, big-ticket purchases, and personal care/hygeine items. Sometimes, watching for sales and knowing when the items you normally buy are at their lowest point is another way to save if there aren’t coupons for the items you buy.

There are almost always coupons for diapers

Normally, people go to the store and pay $11 or so for a jumbo pack of diapers once or twice a week.  I wait for them to be on sale for $8.99, then I use a $2 or $3 off coupon, plus combine that with Rite Aid’s catalina +UP rewards, which prints another $1 off coupon.  So my “stock up” price is $5.50.

If you buy diapers for two years at one pack a week without looking for sales, you will pay:  $1144

If you buy diapers for two years at one pack a week (or averaging one pack a week, I normally buy 3 or 4 when they go on sale then don’t buy for a few weeks) you will pay:  $572.  And that’s if you’re paying $5.50 – a few weeks ago there was a deal at Target for diapers for $2.50 a pack with coupons!

The story is similar with baby formula and baby foods and clothes.

Another area I save  a lot of money on is big-ticket items

I don’t save up money and as soon as I have money for an item go buy it.  I had money saved up last fall for a wooden playground for my kids, but couldn’t find a deal.  Four weeks ago Toys R’ Us had a sale where they were 30-40% off based on the set, and I had a $100 coupon! I got my set cheaper then you can buy them used – trust me, I searched KSL and Craigslist daily!!!

All personal care items and non-prescription pharmacy items I get 70% off or free

You can also save the most on with coupons and watching for sales at CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens. And these aren’t junk food – these are soap, shampoo, conditioner, razors, and toothpaste. Things we all use. Almost always you get free toothpaste and toothbrushes so I never pay for those.

Yet another great place to save money on is at dining out! I use coupons every time I go out to eat, BOGO free entrees save you a lot of dough!

In the End How Do You Save?

So in the end, will your grocery bill go down because of couponing if you eat all healthy, organic food? Not drastically.  Will your costs for other necessities decrease? Trick question! At first, hold on to your seats, they will increase.  Because you don’t have a stockpile!  So every good deal you see you will want to grab.  But once you get a huge stockpile, your price points shift lower and lower and you spend less and less.  You will see dramatic savings.

Ask CCD Readers: What do you save the most money on using coupons?

Posted: August 15, 2011
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Head on over to Yahoo! Movies on facebook (LIKE them) to get FREE Popcorn at Regal Cinemas, United Artists or Edwards Theatres.

Cool down your combo with a free ICEE upgrade (excludes Cameo Combo) at AMC Theatres.

Head on over to AMC Dine-IN Theatres exclusive printable coupon to receive a FREE entrée with the purchase of an entrée and two drinks.  Call ahead to see if your AMC will accept them.

Carmike Cinemas has a rewards card to help you earn great rewards such a FREE concession items and FREE movie tickets.  As a Carmike Rewards member, you’ll get 1 point for every $1 spent at the box office and concession stand.

Sign up for Cinemark Theatres weekly email messages to get FREE weekly concession coupons.

And become a Hollywood Insider and receive a FREE medium popcorn coupon.

Find a theatre near you:

Regal Cinemas (includes United Artists and Edwards)
AMC Theatres
Carmike Cinemas
Cinemark Theatres
Hollywood Theatres

Posted: August 12, 2011
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$1 off any Coca-Cola product coupon for just 75 points. Coke 2-liters are often on sale for $0.99, so FREE with this coupon!  To find it, click on Rewards and then Food and Beverage.  Scroll clear to the bottom!  *I posted about this on 07/13 last month, so some of you may need to wait one more day to get this.

You can now get McDonald’s Coupons:
One FREE Fruit and Maple Oatmeal 100 points (mailed reward)
One FREE Cone 100 points (mailed reward)
One FREE Premium Salad with the purchase of a happy meal 100 points (Print at home!)

Need more points? Here’s some ways to get them:

  • Earn an easy 25 RecycleBank points by taking a quick 3-question quiz sponsored by Dove.
  • Earn an easy 25 RecycleBank points by taking a quick 3-question quiz sponsored by Purina.
  • Take the Aveeno “Be an Active Natural” pledges on Facebook to earn up to 50 RecycleBank points! You can choose one or all of the following pledges:
  • Educate — 10 points
  • Commit — 15 points
  • Live — 25 points
  • Here’s my other post on Recyclebank which can help you get up to 90 points!
  • Here’s another post I did for 95 points- I don’t know if these rewards are still available or not!

Thanks, Lady Savings!

Posted: August 11, 2011
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Right now there is a Catalina that will print for $2 off a future order wyb 15 Alpo Cans of Wet Dog Food.  Go to Coupon Network register and add your store cards.  You can see the offer if you click YourBucks. You must be logged in in order to determine if this catalina is in your area! You don’t have to print anything to bring to the store for this deal just make sure you scan your Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards Card.

The Alpo is a temporary price cut at Kmart so HURRY to get this deal!

Do this transaction:

Buy 16 Alpo Prime Cuts, 13.2 oz, $0.69
Use 4 $1/4 Purina Alpo Brand Dog Food Printable (you will need 2 computers for this one)
Pay: $7.04 OOP, Get $2 Catalina for your next shopping trip
Final Price:  $0.32 a can!

*My stock up price list has $.59 as a great price!

View more Kmart Deals

Posted: August 9, 2011
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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 5, 2011
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M & M’s 9.9 – 12.6 oz, 2/$4
Use the $1/2 M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies Bags, exp 9/4/11 (RP 07/24/11)
OR use the $0.75/2 M&Ms Brand Chocolate Candies Bags, exp 8/21/11 (RP 07/10/11 R)
And stack with $1/2 M&M’s Product RA Printable, Video Values, July 8.2 oz +(no longer able to watch)
Get Back: $1 +Up Rewards wyb 2(limit 2)
Pay: $2.00 – $2.25
Get back: $1 +Up
Final Price:  $0.50 – $0.63 each

Buy 3 Trident Layers Single Packs, $2/2
Use the $2/3 Trident Gum Single Packs, exp 9/17/11(SS 07/24/11)
And stack with $0.50/1 Trident layers Gum RA Printable, Video Values, Aug.
Pay $0.50
Final Price: $0.17 per pack

Buy 3 Renuzit Adjustables 7.5 oz, $0.88
Use the B2G1 Renuzit Adjustables Air Fresheners, exp. 8/21/11 (RP 08/07/11)
Pay $1.76
Final Price: $0.59 Each

Buy 2 Ajax Cleanser 14 oz, OR 2 Ajax Dish Detergent 16 oz, $0.88
Use the $1/2 Dynamo, Ajax, Fab or Niagara product, exp. 8/22/11 (SS 05/22/11)
Pay $ $0.76
Final Price: $0.38 Each

Buy 3 (any combination) Lysol All Purpose Cleaner, Trigger 22 – 32 oz, Pour 40 oz, Bath, Tub and Tile Aerosol 24 oz, 2/$5
Use B2G1 Lysol Product, exp 9/6/11 (SS 08/07/11)
AND stack with $1/1 Lysol Product RA Printable, Video Values, Aug.
Pay $4
Final Price: $1.33 each

Buy  1 Soft Scrub 24 – 25 oz, 2/$5
Use the $1.50/1 Soft Scrub Product, exp 9/14/11 (RP 08/07/11)
Pay $1 (You can do this deal as many times as you have coupons)
Final Price: $1

DON’T forget the cuckoo transactions and scenarios for Rite Aid next week!

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
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Staples Store Coupons & Deals
Learn how Stapes Easy Rebates and Staples Rewards work if you haven’t used them before. They are different!

There’s a new Staples Store Coupon for 100 FREE Black & White instant business cards – this is a $19.99 value but when you go to order them online it will say $29.99.  Don’t worry, last time I ordered them online and went to pick them up in-store, and even though it said $29.99 online they gave them to me free in-store!!  It expires 08/06.

*Valid through 8/6/11 in Staples® U.S. stores only. Free instant business card offer applies only to 100 count, 1-sided instant black & white business cards on 10 pt. matte white stock, item no. 717495, a $19.99 value. $19.99 coupon value may be applied to higher priced instant business card orders. Orders must be picked up in store by 8/6/11 to qualify. Limit one coupon per customer. Each item purchased can only be discounted by one coupon, applied by cashier in order received and prior to tax. Coupon value does not include tax. Coupon not valid if purchased or sold and must be surrendered. No copies/facsimiles. No cash/credit back. Not valid on prior purchases or on purchases made with Staples® Procurement or Convenience Cards.

View the rest of the Staples Back to School ad deals!

Posted: August 1, 2011
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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!

Thanks, Save More Share More!

Posted: August 1, 2011
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Here’s my favorite places to buy baby diapers this week:

Kmart:

Buy 2 Pampers Big Boxes of Diapers, $19.99 each
Use 2 $2/1 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruisers, Limited Edition Prints or Extra Protection Diapers, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
Pay: $35.98
Get back: $10 catalina for spending over $35 on Pampers
Final Price= $25.98 for two of the BIG boxes!

CVS

Pampers Jumbo Pack – $8.99
-Use 2/1 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruisers, Limited Edition Prints or Extra Protection Diapers, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
-Get $1 ECBs (Limit 1)
Final Price = $5.99

Rite-Aid

Pampers Jumbo Packs – 2/$19
-Use (2)2/1 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruisers, Limited Edition Prints or Extra Protection Diapers, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
-Get $4 in +Up Rewards WYB 2 (Limit 4)
Final Price = $11 for 2 ($5.50 each)

Walgreens

Pampers Jumbo Packs – 2/$20
-Use (2) $2/1 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruisers, Limited Edition Prints or Extra Protection Diapers, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
-Get $3 Register Rewards WYB 2
Final Price = $13 for 2 ($6.50 each)

Target

Huggies Big Packs – $19.79
-Use $3/1 Huggies coupon (SS 7/17)
Final Price = $16.79

Pampers Big Packs – $19.79
-Use $2/1 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruisers, Limited Edition Prints or Extra Protection Diapers, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
Final Price = $17.79

View the Amazon diaper deals at Saving with Shellie!

Posted: July 30, 2011
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Staples Store Coupons & Deals
Learn how Stapes Easy Rebates and Staples Rewards work if you haven’t used them before. They are different!

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Thanks, Frugal Living and Having Fun

Posted: July 25, 2011
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Kmart Doubles Coupon Trip

UPDATE: There may be some Kmart’s not participating in the catalina deal, check Coupon Network and click on Your Bucks after you’ve logged in to see if your area is participating!

UPDATE: It looks like to get your catalina to print on the second transaction you’ll need  a filler item!

WOW I need you all to know that I just went to Kmart: BOGO Free coupons ARE doubling AND the Cottonelle deal is BETTER then we thought: Catalinas are rolling, and you only have to buy 2 to get the catalina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please buy the FREE dog and cat food (I added them to the Kmart Shopping List) and donate it if you don’t have a dog!

Here’s an updated Cottonelle Scenario:

Transaction #1

Scan your Shop Your Way rewards card (or the catalina’s will not print!)
Buy 3 packs of Cottenelle 12pk double rolls, $4.99  (look for the Purple packs as shown above with Cars2 mark on them!!!)
Use (3) $0.75 off Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue, exp. 8/28/11 (SS 07/17/11)
Or use (3) $0.75/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper, exp. 1/31/12 (Porque Sabes Ahorrar Compras)
Pay: $10.47 OOP
$4.50 Catalina will print

Transaction #2

Scan your Shop Your Way rewards card (or the catalina’s will not print!)
Buy 2 packs of Cottenelle 12pk double rolls, $4.99
Buy 1 filler item
(crayons are $.25 this week!)
Use (2) $0.75 off Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue, exp. 8/28/11 (SS 07/17/11)
Or use (2) $0.75/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper, exp. 1/31/12 (Porque Sabes Ahorrar Compras)
AND use $4.50 catalina from previous transaction  (this is why you need the filler item)
Final Price= $2.48 for TWO 12-packs of TP!  Stock up price!
AND a $3.50 catalina will print out!

Now if you are a cuckoo coupon shopper read on:
Use the 5 of the codes from the packs to receive a $10 prepaid visa from Kimberly-Clark. *you must buy the packs with the Cars 2 markings on them to get the codes!
Final Price if you do this deal twice and get the $10 prepaid visa & count the remaining $3.50 catalina= $.55 MONEYMAKER

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Kmart Double Deals this week! 8 Freebies!

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