Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Woohoo! It's a coupon Giveaway! Over $60 worth of coupons!

Open again until 10:30 pm est 6/13

This giveaway includes these coupons:
(1) $.75/1 Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream or Novelty
(1) $.55/1 Hormeal Compleats
(1) $1/1 King Oscar Sardines
(1) $.50/1 Kleenex Hand Towels
(1) B1G1 Lasting Finish Pro nail Lacquer up to $4
(1) $1/1 Marzetti Slaw Dressing
(6) $.50/1 Baby Magic Products
(1) $1/1 Nivea For men Face Or Body Product
(1) $2/1 Nivea for men age Defying or Revitalizing Q10 Product
(3) $2/1 Nivea Body Lotion or Good Bye Cellulite Product
(2) $1/1 Seapak Products
(1) $1/1 Listerine Total Care Mouthwash
(1) .$.50/1 Listerine antiSeptic Mouth ash 1L
(1) $2/1 Blink Tears Eye Drops
(1) $1/1 Coppertone Suncare
(1) $1/1 Advil PM
(1) BOGO Raid Earth Options Spray up to $6.49
(1) $4/1 Prevacid 24 Hour Product
(1) $.75/1 Hill bros. Coffee
(1) $2/1 Infusion 23 Product
(1) $3/1 Lamisil
(1) $1/18 Fancy Feast 3 oz Cans
(1) $2/1 L'oreal Excellence hair Dye
(1) $1/1 Febreeze air Effects
(1) $1/1 Jamba Juice Smoothies
(1) $1/1 Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip
(1) $.50/1 Marzetti Slaw Dressing
(1) $1/3 Hamburger Helper
(1) $1.50/1 Buitoni Frozen Complete Meals for two
(1) $.75/1 Colgate Manual Toothbrush
(1) $.50/1 Colgate Wisp Mini-brush with Freshening Bead
(1) $1/2 KozyShack products
(1) $.50/1 Bob Evans grocery product
(1) $1/2 Lipton Tea Bags, ice tea, TO GO, or Mix
(1) $1/2 Ragu
(1) $1/2 Breyers Ice Cream Products
(1) $1/1 Bertolli Frozen Product
(1) $2/1 Marie Callender's Pies
(1) $1/2 David's Seeds
(1) $1/3 Kid Cuisines
(1) $1/2 Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn
(1) $1/2 Reddi-wip
= $64 Dollars in Coupons!

How do you win this? :
1.) "like" Saving to Start on Facebook then come back and comment here
2.) Be a GFC Follower and come back and comment here
3.) Share a tip about stockpiling on this blog post
4.) Share a tip on how YOUR an ethical couponer on this blog post

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Coupons in My mailbox

I got $7 worth o coupons in today's mail. That's always exciting right?!

(3) $1/1 on any Whiskas product.
Email them here

White Castle:
(2) $1/1 6 or 16 pack microwaveable hamburgers or cheeseburgers
( I've been wanting to try these for a while.)
Email them here

Domino Sugar:
(1) $1/1 Domino product
(1) $.50/1 Domino Sugar
Link(1)$.50/1 Domino Organic
Email them here

Friday, May 27, 2011

Coupons in My mailbox

You guys seem to enjoy this last time. So this is what i got:

Kimberly Clark:
$1/1 any Kimberly Clark product ( includes Kleenex, Cottonelle, Viva, Kotex, Depend, Poise, Huggies)
$0.50/1 any Kimberly Clark product ( includes Kleenex, Cottonelle, Viva, Kotex, Depend, Poise, Huggies)
Email Them Here - This is Cottonelle the one I emailed, but you could email any of the above brands

A booklette of Unilever coupons
$1/1Bertolli Frozen Product
$1/2 Breyers Ice Cream product
$0.60/1 I can't believe it's not butter
$1/2 Hellmans Mayonnaise
$1/2 Lipton
$1/2 Ragu
$1/1 Axe Shower Gel
$1/1 Degree Product
$1/1 dove bar or body wash
$0.50/2 Q-tips
$0.50/1 Suave hair product
$1/1 Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion
Email them here - This is Ragu the one I emailed, but you could email any of the above brands

Don't Forgot to Look at the other companies I've got mail from here!

Walmart Samples!

Walmart's really busting out those samples today!
Click here for a sample of Carefree Acti-Fresh Liner
Click Here for a sample of Revitalens contact solution
Click Here for a sample of Tena bladder protection pads.

The Most Common Coupon Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes right? So I've decided to make this guide so less mistakes will happen, when your couponing! Helpful right?

I've fallen to this mistake few times, and I'm sure others have too. Looking t the picture on the coupon and not the print! What should you look out for?
  • Look for small print specifying size most commonly found are " excluding Trial sizes" or a specific oz. the product should be.
  • Look for specific products indicated by flavor/color/quantity i.e. Cherry flavored, or 5 count box
  • Limited quantities like coupons that limit how many you can use per customer.These are mostly found on store coupons. Don't make several transactions and use a lot of these coupons.
Stacking coupons is complicated when you first start out. I had trouble with it at first as well. When can you stack coupons?
  • When you have a BOGO coupon with a $/1 coupon this makes some nice prices!
  • When you have a coupon for 2 or more and a coupon for $/1
  • My absolute favorite is when you can stack a store coupon with a manufacturer's coupon. A store coupon generally has the store logo on it and says " store coupon" at the top. Doing this is even better when there is a sale on those items!
Now this one might be a given. But I've done it. check and double check your expiration dates on coupons. this makes your final transaction smoother and less stressful in the end!

$1/1 Kraft Deli Deluxe Coupon

Click here to get your coupon, if it doesn't come up look under 30303! This one WILL go fast so print now!

Seattle's BEst Coffee Coupon $1.50/1 4 Pack

Click here to go to Seattle's best Facebook Page and get your coupon. I ahevn't tried these, but they look good.

Pull-ups Flushable Wipes

Click Here to get your sample of Pull - Up flushable wipes. Another Kid freebie I don't really need, but I'm sure some o you are interested in.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Rebirth Of Couponing

Did you know that the first coupon was put out for Coca Cola in 1887? Isn't that ironic, when it's hard to find Coke coupons now a days?! Coupons didn't appear again for another 12 years after that! This time for Grapenuts!

A lot of people think of older women "grandmas" so to speak clipping those coupons. But let me tell you couponers are absolutely every where! There are people saving for college*, people saving for vacations**, and who knows how many mommies*** trying to save a buck on those pricey diapers! Even a few men in the bunch****! :) Couponing is evolving!

Evolution is always a good thing right? That's not always true. We've all seen the show Extreme Couponing. I for one have nothing against anyone trying to save money, but there are things I see repeatedly that I completely disagree with! Who needs 40 mustards? No one! Especially if you're completely clearing the shelf to get that many! The best rule in my eyes to use if you are stockpiling and have several coupons is to do the 50/50 rule. If there are twenty on the shelf then buy ten, or call your store and see i they can preorder your items for you. I definitely recommend this if you're buying over ten items! There has also been accusations of people altering barcodes, and scanning coupons!! This is fraud! There are also fraudulent coupons***** out there so keep an eye out for those!

What does that mean or us good couponers only looking to save a few bucks? Everything is changing! Coupon policies are changing, like the recent Riteaid change. So don't forget to be smart, and be ethical! Show the world we aren't all bad apples!

Don't forget to click the links through out this post for blogs, and helpful tips!
* Couponing Thru College - a Blog about a college student just trying to get through college cheaply
** Couponing to Disney - A Blog that shows you how to save money for a vacation
*** Clipping Money - a mommy blog
**** I Heart The Mart - A Blog ran by an awesome guy about walmart
***** Awesome blog that shows you the fake coupons out there.

Five freebies that are still Live

Pamper's Goodnite Underwear
Sample. Not something I need but many of you do.

Alpo Canned Dog Food
Sample. Dakota doesn't eat this so I can't partake.

Poise Sample Kit
3 samples +Coupons. Always nice to have extras right ladies?

Carefree Sample
1 sample. Great to stash in your purse.

Nutrish Dog Sample
Sample. Not if you already signed up.

Shopping Trips

I feel like i should start this post that i forgot to take pictures of the items, sorry guys.

First walmart:
1 package Bar S Hot dogs $.88
1 Suave Professionals Product $2.74
(2) 2 Packs of Degree deodorant $ 7.74 ( about $1.93 per deodorant)
(4) Boxes Hungry Jack potatoes $ 3.94
(1) Wilkinson's Razors 4 ct. $.97
(4) M&Ms $3 ( I could only find the king sized Peanuts ones, and two reg. size milk chocolate)
(3) Renyolds Wrap aluminum foil $2.94
(2) Taster's Choice Instant Coffee 7 ct. $2.34
(2) Nexcare Bandages $2
(1) Purina One Cat Food $2.57
(1) Tidy Cat Cat Litter $1.77
Subtotal : $30.89

Coupons used:
$5 gift Certificate from Writing Bar - S ( they gave me the overage. )
Freebie coupon from Suave
BOGO Degree and $1/1 Degree from 5/22 Inserts
$1 Wilkinson Sword Printable ( no longer available)
(2)$1.50/2 M&Ms 5/22 inserts
(3)$1/1 Reynolds Aluminum Foil 5/15 inserts (I think)
$2/1 Purina One Cat food 5/22 Inserts
$1/1 Tidy Cats Litter from 5/15 inserts ( I think)
$.65/1 and BOGO Taster Choice printables Here
(2)$1/1 Nexcare bandages Printable found here

Total with coupons: $3.58
Total with tax: $4.77 !
Total saved: $26.12
About 94% savings. If I did the math right. Haha.


(2) Skippy Peanut Butters 2/$3 Sale
Shaws Brand Sugar - $3.29
(2) Ragu Pasta Sauce 2/$3 Sale
(2) Sweet Baby Ray's Barbeque sauce $1 each Sale = $2
(2) Vlasic Relishes $1 Each Sale = $2
(1) Purina One Dog Food = $7.49
Subtotal: $20.78

Coupons used:
$1/2 Sweet Baby Ray's Coupon 5/22 Insert
$1/2 Vlasic Relish found in Shaw's coupon booklet by registers
$1/2 Ragu Coupon found in Shaw's flyer
$1/2 Skippy Coupon found in flyer
$2/1 Purina Dog food found in 5/22 Insert
$4/1 Purina Dog food catalina

Total with coupons: $10.78
Total with Tax: $11.15!
Total Saved: $9.63
About 48% savings....not the best but I'm happy.

Total spent: $15.92
Total saved: $35.75

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How To: Start Stockpiling, Correctly!

I'm sure by now you've all seen at least one episode of Extreme Couponing. Right? You've seen all the wonderful stockpiles those couponers have accumulated over time. Well I just started with the stockpiling thing. I'm gonna give you some tips and things that I wish I would have thought of earlier. First thing that's important is you need to budget in a set amount every week to spend on building your stockpile. My general budget for this is around $10.

Best ways to Stockpile:
- Buy what you will use. If you've never tried a product even if it is an amazing deal don't buy oodles of it until you've tried it and know you/your family like it. Or you'll end up with a bunch of food nobody will eat!
-Buy easy to stockpile items, like travel sized deodorant, soap, and body wash.
- Also remember to practice moderation. To much of a good thing CAN be bad. Especially if you're like me and don't have much room to begin with.
- Pick a time table that you'd like to have enough supplies for. Most people do 6 months - 1 year. Due to space restrictions ( hello, I live in a trailer!) I'm hoping to have enough or 3 months.
- Also if your stockpiles slowly begining to take over your home and your life. STOP BUYING! Only buy essentials that you don't have ( I.e. Eggs and milk) until you whittle down that stockpile a little.
- Never ever clear the shelves. Even if you have a bunch of like coupons. I follow the 50/50 rule. Leave 50% buy 50%. So there is plenty for other customers.

Miscellaneous tips:
Buy easy to store items. I.e Toilet paper, paper towels canned goods and toiletries. to start.
Here's some helpful coupons for you to start/fill your stockpile:
Listerine Mouth Wash , Trial size Free
Renyolds Aluminum foil, OVERAGE $.03

Leave your comments/questions/tips in the comments below! I wanna hear from you guys!
Also don't forget to check out the links above, you can get a lot of high value/freebie coupons from writing companies!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Under $10 Walmart Shopping List

With my recent departure from Walmart I can now post some of the best deals found at walmart with printable coupons!

Nexcare bandages $1/1 - Here
These are priced at a dollar so you're getting them for free!

Dial Lotion travel Size $1/1 - Here
These are priced at $.97 so you will be getting $.03 Overage!

Mom's Best Oatmeal $.75/1 - Here
These are about $1 so you will be paying OOP* $.25

Kikkoman Soy Sauce $1/1 - Here
These are about $1.42 so you will be paying OOP $.42

French's Mustard $.50/1 -Here
These are about $1 so you ill be paying OOP $.50

Nescafe Taster Choice Coupons - Here
Print and use both for .09 Overage

Country Crock Honey Spread $.40/1 coupon - Here
These are about $.98 each so you'll be paying OOP $.58

Ronzoni Pasta $1/2 - Here
These cost about $2.36 for two get two for OOP $1.36 or $.68 each.

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (5 Count) $1/2 - Here
These are $2.52 for two so OOP $1.52 or $.76 each

Tidy Cats Litter $1/1 - Here
These are $1.77 so OOP $.77

Pine Sol $1/1 - Here
These are $1.97 so OOP $.97

All together this equal OOP $6.27 before taxes.
For 14 items.
Savings : $9.98

Coupons in My mailbox

Yesterday was a great coupon day for me I received the following:

1 Bar-s VIP Certificate worth one free product up to $5 !
Write to them here!

3 Coupons from Seapak/Rich's :
(2) $1/2 SeaPak products
(1) $0.75/1 Farm Rich Product
Write to them Here!

A bunch of Nivea Coupons:
(3) $2/1 Nivea Body Lotion or Good Bye Cellulite Product
(3) $1/1 Nivea Lip Care Product
(3) $1/1 Nivea Body Wash
(3) $1/1 Nivea For Men Face or Body Wash
(3) $2/1 Nivea For Men Age Defying or Revitalizing Q10 Product
Write to them here !

$1/1 UP2U Mentos gum Coupon

Go "like" UP2U on facebook and get this coupon. This makes them free - $.50!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Star Ranch Angus Steak Seasoning Sample

Click here to get you're star ranch Angus steak seasoning sample. It' almost grilling season!

Garnier Moisture Rescue Freebie

Click here, to sign up for a sample of garnier moisture rescue!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Carefree Coupon and Sample

Click here to get a Carefree Pantie Liner sample and a coupon for them as well!

$1/1 YoCrunch Yogurt

Click here to get $1/1 YoCrunch Yoplait Yogurt! Yummy!

$1.50/1 Starbucks Natural Fusions

Click here to print this coupon. No starbucks? No problem. These are at your local grocery store!

$.75/1 Cloud Cakes Coupon

This cloud cakes coupon is available again so hurry and get it now!

Free batteries with coupon

Click here to print the $2/1 Rayovac battery coupon. Makes free batteries most places

Free Sample of MojoMilk

Click here to get a free sample of MojoMilk, it would appear that it's chocolate milk with added stuff? I dunno. Ernie ( my uncle) will be happy.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

$.47 8th Continent Soymilk

Go here and register to get a $2/1 coupons, which will make it costs roughly $.47 - $.77!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Degree Sample Going Live Sometime Today

Keep an eye out on the Degree facebook page around 1 for a motionsense sample!

Hey guys

See I haven't died or anything. I'm just currently working two jobs. This blog's probably going on hold for a few days until I get things squared away with my jobs. I'll try to post a little here and there. But I can't do it all! Haha.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

$1/1 McDonalds Frozen Beverage

Click here to get an $1/1 McDonald's frozen beverage. The lemonade looks good.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

You can save $10 next shopping trip, or more!

I've done it, I'm sure you have to. You have your list and coupons in hand. It's all planned out in your head. And you still end up spending much more then you thought you would! How did that happen?!

First pit fall so many people, including my self fall into is not sticking to the list you made up. How can you curb this habit? Plan ahead, start a rough draft of your shopping list two or three days in advance. That sounds weird doesn't it? Keep a running list on your fridge or by your computer of things you need as you find that you need them. It helps trust me. Before you go shopping, go over your list one more time. Cross out things you don't need. Have 10 rolls of toilet paper? Even if you have a really good coupon do you really need 5 more? If you do decide to go for the good deal, do you have room for it? If your cabinets are busting at the seams as is you really don't. Things will get lost and not used before they expire!

My rule of thumb is the two aisle rule. Your shopping you see some product you think you need and pick it up right? Well I put these items in the basket in the front of the cart. Once I've gone two aisles away from where the product is I ask myself do I NEED this or do I WANT this. If you don't need it, then don't buy it. :) Also, don't just throw said item on the shelf anywhere, return it where it goes or hand it to the cashier when you go to check out. The store will appreciate this as will the employees!

These things really do add up. Impulse buys can cause havoc for the most prepared shopper. So think ahead!

Starting a Stockpile:

So I've been watching Extreme Couponing.....but really who hasn't? And they have such great stockpiles! Now, I'm not going to thrive for the 45 bottles of whatever and 80 bottles of shampoo stockpile, but it'd be nice to have a few extras, plus I want to be able to make a few bags of groceries up a month for my cousin and his roommate.
So I'm sending my uncle out after work to round me up a few Sunday papers this week, exspecially since those pepsico coupons will be in them this week.
Any tips or tricks out there for a stockpiling newbie?

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