Kaley at Cha-Ching on a Shoestring start a Couponing for Community blogger event this week.
As couponers, we get so many items free. Many people go without these basic items, so when you can stock up get extras for those in need.
This week, I would like to challenge all of you to give back on May 8th. Post men/woman are going to collect food to help feed an estimated 13 million children in their “Stamp Out Hunger” event. All you have to do is place bags with nonperishable food items (canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice etc…) next to your mailbox on May 8th, or if you don’t have a mail box you can also drop these off at any post office location.
Thanks, A Thrifty Mom for the
This week at Target, buy any combo of 3 huggies or pampers diapers and get a $5 Target Gift Card.
3 Packs of Huggies Diapers $26.79
– (3) $3/1 printables (I posted these last week, you would have had to print them already)
stack with (3) $1.50/1 Target Printables (no longer available but still valid)
Final Price OOP= $13.47
Receive $5 GC
Final Cost= $8.47/3 or $2.82/pack
Didn’t print those coupons? Here’s more you can use:
$1.50/1 Pampers coupon (4/04 PG insert)
$2/1 Pampers coupon (3/14 RedPlum)
$1.50/1 Huggies coupon (4/18 SS)
$1.50/1 Huggies Pull-Ups coupon (4/18 SS)
UPDATE: 2 People have guessed within $1 – she spent $14.20 after OYNO coupons, and saved $69.74
Coley Schlief sent in her great shopping trip to Meijer this week:
5 – 5-packs of Kraft Mac n Cheese (25 ind. packs)
4 – Capri Sun Roaring Waters
2 – Nabisco Snack Packs
6 – Nature Valley Granola Bars
6 – Fruit Roll Ups
7 – Kraft Shreeded Cheese
2 – Kraft 100 calorie bites
4 – Breakstone Cottage Cheese Doubles
2 – Nasico Oreo Stix
1 – gallon of Milk
3 – Ritz Crackers
2 – Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Ham
1 – Miracle Whip
Guess within $5 what she spent after factoring in OYNO coupons for a coupon for Free Sun Chips and $30 in other clipped coupons
Guess within $5 what she saved after factoring in OYNO coupons for a coupon for Free Hall’s Cough Drops and $30 in clipped coupons
First person to guess each wins, please only guess once.
Link up your shopping trips from this week too!
Everything is $1 at Dollar Tree. $1 for Wii accessories is pretty good deal. Dollar Tree in Spanish Fork also pretty long plastic baseball bats with a ball for a dollar, and some other great kids toys for $1. I was there getting stuff for my daughter’s 3 year old birthday party next week and found so many great deals.
They have a whole row of Luau party accessories so I am doing a Luau theme for her party. Only $12 for all her Lei’s for all her friends, balloons, tons of banners and decorations, and matching Luau plates. They were sold out of $1 hula hoops, so I’ll be back next week for those. But overall, it should be a cheap fun party!
I spent 47.95 this week on groceries and this is what went to food storage! Never before did I think it was possible to add to my food storage while lowering my budget. Coupons have changed me…changed me deeply 🙂
I just used my coupon for buy 1 tree get 1 free at Home Depot (click on "join garden club") for a pear tree and a peach tree. $25 total after taxes! They had some great looking, tall fruit trees at my store.
I also wanted to show in the picture the mulch we bought on the buy1 get 1 free sale last week. Of course we installed it ourselves, not hiring a landscaper saved us even more.
Waiting to do yard work when the sales are right has saved us so much money:
Last year, we bought the rest of our trees at the end of fall and the nursery's were closing for the winter so we could get huge discounts. We got a willow tree, a granny smith apple tree, lots of shrubs and bushes 50% off, and two dwarf blue spruces we got for 80% off. These two fruit trees were the last trees we needed for our yard.
We are raking the dirt yard all week so we can seed it next week. We are saving another $1,000 by seeding instead of doing sod.
We also saved $1,500 by installing our sprinklers entirely ourselves.
In total, my neighbors (who wish to remain anonymous) with a similar 1/4 acre yard just spent 75% more getting it done then we did, because they hired a landscaper. I just wanted to let you know that doing it yourself vs. hiring landscapers is definitely the cheapest option.
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