Monday, November 14, 2011

Nov. 13-19

This week there are a few in-store deals that I strongly encourage you to look over and consider. Both stores I focus on, Kroger and Foodland, have some sales you may be interested in. Please remember that Ebay and Coupon Dede are the two sites that I found to be the easiest to use, as well as the benefit of using PayPal which protects you in internet transactions. If you need any help Ebaying, shoot me a message on Facebook and I will be happy to help!

Now for the part you come to see....


In-Store Special: Buy any 4 participating items from General Mills, Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Fiber One, Betty Crocker, or Cascadian Farms and you will save $3 at the register.

(there is no list of these items, the ad shows Pillsbury pie crusts, General Mills cereals and other items... call the store for more information.)

Philedelphia Cream Cheese ... 1.50
     $1/3= 1.17 ea
     $1/2= 1.00 ea

8 ct Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls ... 1.88
     .50/1= .88 ea

8 ct Pillsbury Crescent Rolls ... 1.88
     .40/2= 1.48 ea

8 ct Pillsbury Grands Biscuits ... 1.88
     .30/2= 1.58 ea
     $1/3= 1.55 ea

Marie Callendar's Pies ... 4.99
     $1/1= 3.99 ea

Sara Lee Pies ... 3.99
     $1/1= 2.99 ea

Kraft Mayo ... 3.29
     $1/1= 2.29 ea


In-Store Special: $10 off your turkey with the purchase of 12 selected items.

(There is a specific list with products and current prices listed in their paper and online ad.)

Polmolive Dish Detergent ... 2.50
     .40/1= 1.70 ea
     .75/1= 1.75 ea

Glad Trash Bags ... 3.99
     .75/1= 3.24 ea

Reynolds Aluminum Foil 50-75 sq ft ... 3.99
     .50/1= 2.99 ea

Halls Cough Drops 30 ct ... 1.50
     $1/2= 1.00 ea

Coffeemate Liquid ... 2.00
     .50/1= 1.00 ea

Sargento Shredded ... 2.50
     $1/2= 1.50 ea
     .50/2= 1.50 ea

Parkay ... 2.99
     .75/2= 2.62
     $1/2= 2.49

Birdseye Veggies ... .88
     .50/2= .38 ea

College Inn Broth ... .59

Carnation Cream ... 1.00
     .50/2= .50 ea

Reynolds Turkey Bags ... 2.50
     .50/1= 1.50 ea

Sunday, November 6, 2011

11-6 through 11-12

Pretty decent sales this week. The only fall back I have seen is that most of the coupons for the matches are only found on Ebay. There are some though that were in our inserts in the past, and some that will be in the paper for tomorrow. If you are interested in alternative ways of getting your inserts (maybe you can't beat everyone to the gas station to get your paper, or maybe you are just tired of having to go to multiples), then check out the post with a link to Mad Coupons that can be found on our Facebook page. I really liked their prices in comparison to buying the Gazette.

More than eager to hear some feedback on how your couponing is going. Is there anything I could do to help you to better understand the sales, or maybe why I don't have certain items listed? Is there a particular store that you would like to see me add the match-ups for? Please feel free to shoot me a message or comment. Hard to know what is working for you and what is not.


Campell's Cream of Chicken/Mushroom ... .49
     .40/4 Great for Cooking Soups =.29

Swanson Broth (can) ... .49
     .50/5= .29

Del Monte Tomatoes... .79
     .75/2= .41

Capri Sun ... 1.49

Kraft Salad Dressing ... 1.69

Pop Tarts ... 1.69
     .50/1= .69


Duncan Hines Cake mix ... $1

Pillsbury Brownie mix... $1.25

Please don't forget that it is the holiday season! Not only do you want to stock up for your own family, but there are many drop boxes for foodbanks and charities this time of year around the area. Even if you don't see one, please remember to bless someone you know that is in need. Use your blessings of these savings to help out others that may be going through hard times right now. You never know, maybe they are praying for your open heart.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wal Mart.......

OK... so our Wal Mart has stopped doubling as of Halloween night :( But this don't mean that we can't get some great deals still. Remember, Foodland and Kroger only doubles up to .50, so our coupons that are over that amount are still just as good since they will honor the price match.

Also, this couponer was told that because of the bad news, Wal Mart was opening their own store coupons that are printables. You can find their store coupons at I am unsure as to if stacking is allowed though. Stacking is when you use a store coupons (does not state "manufacturer coupon", instead states "store coupon", "only valid at ****", or Wal Mart Coupon. I have not printed out any of these just yet either, so not sure how they are worded.

Until my last visit, I was told I was able to use one store and one mfr coupon on the same item. I used this on my Charmin, Bounce, and a couple other items. This was done several times at both the Charleston, and Logan stores. However, last visit to Logan I was told that you couldn't stack by the cashier. Instead of arguing, I just let it go. I will find out and confirm if it is allowed or not by a Head CSM or another member of management. I will also check both stores as well. It may just be the Logan store because of a couple shoppers who have absolutely abused the gift. The Charleston store didn't even blink an eye when I pulled out my Target and mfr coupons on the Charmin.

Hopefully, if Wal Mart gets the programming right for the registers, doubling will resume. I was told that the reason they stopped was because of the holiday shopping. The busiest time of the year combined with the increased sales from the doubling was causing a huge issue  for the cashiers. Doubling has been beginning in different parts of the country every couple of months for a while now. So I am pretty convinced that it should be a temporary issue. Even if the doubling don't resume before Christmas, it could  very well be picked back up after the return rush after the holidays. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

If I hear any new news on my visits, I will post it on our Facebook page as it comes. I do talk to the cashiers at the stores to see if there are any buzzes about changes while I am checking out. I also talk to any stock person that I may encounter to ensure that I have up to date info. So I am always checking this out. Will pass along anything that I hear.

Monday, October 31, 2011

10-30 thru 11-5

This week is pretty ripe for good deals. The Mega event is back at Kroger which almost always means pretty decent deals. Foodland even has a few really good chances to stock up on dinner basics.

Just wanted to touch on our couponing ethics really quick. Please DO NOT clear the shelves. The restrictions are getting really out of hand because of the complaints from customers about shelf clearers. It is very rude and inconsiderate of your fellow shoppers and they do not appreciate it. Kroger has already implemented a 5 like coupon restriction per day. This means that if you wanted to do all your shopping in one trip and get, for example, 10 toothbrushes for your family of 5 (yeah using myself) to have enough to last until the next sale, you can't do it. You have to make 2 separate trips. Considering I personally live 35 minutes away from the nearest Kroger, it is a real pain in the rear. This is what "Extreme" couponers have cost us.

Let's be clear about what is and is not shelf clearing. If they only have 5 of an item (for example Dr Pepper 10 which have get 1 free coupons currently) and you can tell that they usually carry a lot more, getting your 5 would not be considered clearing. If you take every item which is decently full on a shelf just because you got a coupon for it, even though you know your family won't use it anytime soon, then yes you are being a shelf clearer.

I am discussing this because in my trips to the grocery stores, I do interact with the cashiers and other employees to find out what is going on behind the scenes so to speak. I want to know what, if anything, I can do to keep coupons welcome at the stores. The more that we listen to the peeves and try to avoid them, the more flexibility that we will have when those really great deals come along. I REALLY can't fathom any more restrictions or loss of privileges at the grocery store. There has been a buzz about how much of a pain it was that some of the couponing groups were "encouraging hoarding". This makes it look bad on those of us who try to be respectful at the store.

Now to the part you have been waiting for.....


Campbell's Cream of Mushroom/Chicken soup... .49

     .25/4 (10-9 SS)=.37

Crest toothpaste ... $1
     .50/1 (10-30 PG)= FREE

Dannon Yogurt 4-6 ct ... 1.49
      $1/1 (10-2 SS)=.49

Domino Sugar 4 lb ... 2.49
     .50/1 (10-16 RP)= 1.49

Green Giant Vegetables 7-10 oz ... $1
     .60/3 (10-2 GM)= .80*

Huggies Diapers, Pull Ups, or Goodnites ... 9.39
     $3/1 Little movers (10-23 SS)= 6.39

Johnsons Baby Care ... 2.49
     .50/1 (9-11 SS2)= 1.49

Kleenex Tissues ... .99
     .50/3 (10-2 SS)=.66

Oral B Tooth brush ... $1
     .75/2 (10-30 PG)=.63

Pepperidge Farm Bread or Dessert ... 1.99
     .40/1 (Texas Toast or loaf 10-16 SS)=1.19

Sara Lee Homestyle Pie ... 3.99
      $1/1 (10-23 SS)= 2.99

Stouffers Family Size Entrees ... 5.99
     $1/1 (9-25 SS)= 4.99

V8 Juice ... 2.19
     .50/2 (10-2 SS)= 1.69

* Unsure about the Green Giant coupon. There were several put out in October for different frozen items. Depending on what select items are on sale, there could be even better deals out there. Please keep us posted if you make a trip to Kroger as to which coupons or items are valid for this sale! Help a group out... lol.

Also, any coupons from the 9-11 and 10-2 weeks, if you have to order coupons, please get in touch with me first. I still have several books of coupons that are from these weeks.

Monday, October 10, 2011

October 9 - 15

This week the sale winner is Foodland! Their customer appreciation sale is rounding this week off with some great buys in the meat department, produce, as well as the rest of the sale. Some of the highlights include:

Progresso Soup ... $1 each
     $1/4 = .75 each

General Mills Cereal ... $2 each
     $1/2 = 1.50 each
     $1/3 = 1.66 each

Fiber One Cereal Bars ... $2.79
     .40/1 = 1.99 each

Nature Valley Granola Bars ... $2.79
     .75/1 = 2.04

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls ... $2.50
     .40/2 = 2.10 each

Pillsbury Grands Sandwiches or Scrambles ... $2.00
     $1/1 = 1.00 each

Each of the above items are subject to a special incentive catalina 
deal! When $25 of the above items are purchased in one transaction, you 
will receive two $5 catalina coupons toward your future visit. So how can you 
maximize your savings with this deal? Simply use your coupons to stock
up on the great cereal deal, crescent rolls for Thanksgiving, Progresso soup for winter, 
and what ever other deals you choose. Then when you check out, make 
sure you divide your totals up to where you have 
$25, after coupons, on separate transactions. 

Don't forget to use your Fuel Links card when checking out. You will not 
receive your catalinas without it! You can use your catalinas to 
purchase your 8 lb. bag of potatoes for $1.98, or take advantage of their meat 
sale and freeze enough meats to last you for a few weeks. 

You can even check the expiration date on the catalina and wait until the 
next week's sale is out on Friday at Towne-N-Country to see 
what you can get with the new sale that will run. Whatever you do, 
let your catalinas that you work so hard to get go out of date!


Gillette Body Wash ... $2.99
     $2/1 = .99 each

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls 5ct ... $1
     .40/2 = .60 each

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 4ct ... $1
     .40/2 = .60 each

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 4 ct ... $1
     .40/3 = .73 each

General Mills Treats ... $2
     .50/1 .... 1.00 each

Febreeze Air Effects or Set and Refresh ... $2.49
     $1/1 .... 1.49 each

New York Bread ... $2.50
     .40/1 = 1.70

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Coupon Preview

All information was taken from the Sunday Coupon Preview

Smartsource coupon preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5
Smartsource coupon insert
Similac Product Save $2/1 (11/30)
Jergens Save $1/1 jergerns moisturizer 7.5 fl + or Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer excluding 2 fl oz body moisturizer (12/3)
Ban Deodorant Save $1/2 (12/03)
John Frieda Product Save $2/1 exclude trial size, radiant red or luminous color glaze (12/3)
John Frieda Root Awakenig product Save $2/1 (12/3)  ETS
John Frieda Save $2/1 Precision foam colour (12/3)
Curel Save $2/1 Itch Defense or sensitive Skin remedy Moisturizers 7.5oz or + (12/3) ETS
Curel Save $1/1 any curel moisturizer 3.5oz + (12/3) ETS
Dole Fruit Smoothie Shakers Save $1/2 (12/31)
Dole Frozen Fruit Single-Serve cups Save $1/2 (12/31)
Smart Balance Buttery spreads or Buttery sticks Save $1/2 (11/23)
Smart Balance Rich Roast peanut butters Save $1/1 (11/23)
Smart Balance carton milk Save $.75/1 (11/23)
Smart Balance Cooking Oil or spray Save $1/1 (11/23)
Smart Balance Popcorn Save $1/1 (11/23)
Smart Balance Omega Plus Light Mayonnaise Dressing Save $1/1 (11/23)
DI Lusso Save $1/1 on one half pound of Di Lusso genoa or Sopressata Salami (12/31)
Pedia Care Product Save $1/1 (3/31/12)
Zegerid OTC Product Save $2/1 (11/27)
Zegeric Save $6/1 only 42 count OTC Product (11/27)
Resolve Save $.50/1 Laundry Pre-Treat Product (11/20)
Sargento Natural Sliced Cheeses Save $1/2 (11/20) dnd
Boudreaux’s product Save $1/1 (12/31)
Fisher Snack Nut Save $1/1 4oz + (12/9)
Fisher Fusions Items Save $1/2 4oz + (12/9)
Bausch +Soothe eye drops Save $4/1 (1/31/12)
Bio True Save $1.50/1 Bio true multi-purpose solution 10oz + (12/9)
Bio True Save $3.00 on twin pack of Biotrue or Renu Fresh multi-purpose solution (12/9)
Schick Razor Save $2/1 disposable razor pack not valid on 2 count (11/20)
Spot Shop Save $1/1 Instant Carpet Stain & odor eliminator (12/31)
Flushes 2000 Save $1/1 toilet cleaner (12/31)
Carpet Fresh Save $1/1 Instant Carpet odor eliminator (12/31)
X-14 Save $1/1 Mold & Mildew Tile Stain Eliminator (12/31)
Glade Décor Scents Electric Warmer Save $.75/1 (11/19)
Glade Décor Scents Glass Holder Save $.75/1 (11/19)
Glade décor scents refill packs Save $1/2 (11/19)
Glade Fabric air odor eliminator product Save $1.25/1 (11/19)
Alive Save $2/1 Multi-vitamin product (1/31/12)
Enzimatic Therapy Probiotic Pearls product Save $2/1 (1/31/12)
PopCorn Shrimp Buy one 20oz or larger Get Save $5.00 off popcorn fish 22oz (10/23) limit one coupon per purchase
Northland Dark Fruit Juices Save $1/2 (12/31)

RedPlum Coupon Preview
Sunday coupon preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected! (x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
Save $1.00/1 20 oz la looks product (1-9-12
save $2.00/1 purchase of i-cool (12-31)
save $2.00/1 garnier moisture 11-20)
save $3.00 on IAMS sporting formula dry dog food 35 lb bag (12-31)
save $2.00/1 centrum adult (12-4)
save $2.00/1 centrum silver adult (12-4)
save $1.00/1 childrens dimetapp product (11-15)
save $.75/1 minute rice whith the purchase 1 mrs dash (11-30)
save $.50/1 minute rice (12-31)
save $1.00/1 variety of land o frost bistro favorites (12-31)
save $1.00/1 maybelline NEW YORK mascara (12-9)
save $1.00/2 sparkle paper towels (11-19)
save $2.00/1 listerine TOTAL CARE ZERO (12-31)
save $1.00/1 listerine (12-31)
save $1.00/1 listerine WHITENING (16 oz) (12-31)
save $3.00/1 shade samy fat foam (12-31)
save $2.00/1 nature smart ester-c (tablet or powder) (12-7)
save $5.00/1 osteo bi-flex (12-20)
save $5.00/1 dermaskin 5 minute or 90 second (10-31)

Monday, October 3, 2011

October 2-8

This week has a few decent opportunities for us to grab some deals.

Don't forget, Towne-N-Country, in Chapmanville, has overlapping sales over the weekend. Meaning, this week's sales should run through Sunday and next weeks deals should be active as of Friday. This has been the case more than one trip in the past. Perhaps we can knock out 2 weeks' shopping all in the same trip? I will post the next week's sale as soon as I get my hands on the sales paper.

Welcome to all the new members to our little group. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Don't forget you can also message me through Facebook via our group page.


Rice Krispies Treats ... 2/$4
     Ebay - $1/2 = $1.50 each

Hunts Tomatoes ... $1
     Dede - $1/4 = .75 each
                .45/4 = .70 each

Campbell's Soup at Hand ... $1
     Dede - .50/2 = .50 each

Campbell's Ready Serve Bowls ... $1
     Dede - .50/2 = .50 each

Sargento Shredded Cheese ... $2
     Ebay - .55/1 = 1.45 each

Ragu Pasta Sauce ... .98
     Dede - .75/2 = .61 each

Betty Crocker Helpers ... .88
     Dede - .75/3

There are also AWESOME deals on their meats this week due to their customer appreciation sale. If you like sausage, Mountaineer Sausage is on sale for $1.25 per ROLL this week. You can afford to buy some to stock up at that price! I sure have. My kids love when this sale comes around.


Lipton Natural Tea 20 oz. ... $1
     Ebay - .50/1 = FREE
                $1/2 = .50 each

Campbell's Chicken Noodle & Tomato Soup ... 5/$3 (.60 each)
     Dede - .40/4 = .40 each

Campbell's Chunky Soup ... 4/$6 ($1.50)
     Dede - .50/2 = $1 each

Campbell's Select Harvest Soups ... 4/$6 ($1.50)
     Dede - .50/2 =$1 each

As you can tell, it is a very good week to stock up on Campbell's soups. All kids love chicken noodle soup with a grilled cheese on a cold, wet day. Most adults that I know enjoy the same as well.

I was not 100% sure about the meat prices at either store. There were a few I believed a pretty decent choice, but without a bit of feedback, I think I may just stick to the manager's specials at Wal Mart.

By all means, please check out the meat sales, especially the Customer Appreciation sale at Foodland, and tell us what you think about the "sale" prices on the meats.

Most coupons available at Dede are available on Ebay as well. Each match-up has the link you should be able to use to get your coupons. If you need any help, just send me a message. I will be happy to help any way I can.

Happy Couponing!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Wal Mart everyday price matches.

This is what is running currently. Keep in mind that some coupons will expire on the 30th of this month. I will try to update this posting as often as possible to keep the prices valid, but I am human and I do make mistakes. Also, I am going to do most of this from memory on the prices, so don't be surprised if I am a few pennies off from time to

Reach Floss ... 88c
     .50/1 = .12 OVERAGE

Suavitel Fabric Softner (sm bottle)... .87c
     .50/1 = .13 OVERAGE

Cascade Action Pak (trial size) ... .97c
     $1/ any Cascade OR
     .50/any Cascade ... .03 OVERAGE

Degree Deodorant (travel size) ... .97
     .75/1 = .53 OVERAGE

Suave Deodorant 2.4 oz ... .98
     .75/1 = .53 OVERAGE

Fabuloso Cleaner ... $1.77
     .50/1 = .77 each

Dawn Dish Liquid ... $1.34
     .50/1 = .34 each

Oscar Mayer Deli Selects/Carving Board ... 2.50
     $1/1 = $1.50 (The carving board coupon works on both)

Curad Bandaids ... .96
     .50/1 = .04 OVERAGE

KC Masterpiece BBQ 18 oz ... 1.68
     .75/1 = .18

Glade Air Freshner ... .98
     $1/1 = .02 OVERAGE

Lunchables w/Fruit ... $2.47
     $1/1 = $1.47

Lunchables ... $1
     .55/1 (DND)= .45
     .55/1 = .10 OVERAGE

Edge Save Gel ... 2.20
     .55/1 = 1.10

Febreeze Noticables Warmer ... $2.97
     $3/1 = .03 OVERAGE

Will ad more as I find them.

September 18-24

This week is a decent week to hit the store with your paper... coupons that is. There are several basics that every household uses that can be bought fairly cheap. Don't forget, Wal Mart's policy on ad match and doubling has changed over the past couple weeks. You can choose to double or ad match. You cannot get the double coupon with an ad match.

So let's get ready to sock it to em'....

General Mills Cereal ... $1.99*
     Chex - .50/1 = .99 each     Ebay and Dede (dbl)
     Any GM - $1/2 = $1.49 each     Ebay and Dede

Libby's Can Vegetables ... 4/$3 (.75 each)
     $1/4 = .50 each     Ebay
A1 Steak Sauce ... $2.79*
     $1/1 = $1.79     Ebay

Prego Spaghetti Sauce ... $1.49*
     .50/2 = .99 each     Ebay and Dede (dbl)

Yoplait Yogurt 4 pk ... $1.49*
     .50/1 = .49 each     Ebay and Dede
     .75/2 = $1.12 (Go Gurt) Ebay and Dede

Birdseye Steamfresh Veggies ... .99*
     .35/1 = .29 each     Ebay

Brut Deodorant ... 10/$10
     $1/1 = FREE     Ebay and Dede

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast ... $1.99/lb
     NO COUPON, Just a heck of a deal. This is around 70 cent off.

*Part of the Mega sale. You must purchase in multiples/combinations of 10 in order to receive the sale price.

See Wal Mart posting for even more savings!

Monday, September 12, 2011

September 11-171

Slim pickings this week, but still a few very nice stock-up opportunities. Remember, if you order your coupons, order by tomorrow in order to get them no later than Saturday. Always check seller locations on Ebay.


General Mills Cereal (select varieties).... $1.99*
     .50 off 1 Chex cereal coupons can be found on Dede and ebay.
          (.99 each)
     $1 off 2 coupons can be found on both Ebay and Dede as well.
          ($1.49 each)

General Mills Cereal Treats... $2.29*
     $.50 off 1 coupons can be found on Ebay
          ($1.29 each)

Wisk Laundry Detergen... Buy 1 Get 1 Free ($6.49 reg. price)
     $2 off 1 coupons can be found at both Dede and Ebay relatively cheap**

Kraft Salad Dressing 16 oz...$1.49*
     $1 off 2 coupons on Ebay and Dede
          (.99 each)
Yoplait 4 pk. Yogurt ... $1.49 *
     .50 off 1 coupons on Ebay and Dede
          (.49 each)

Birdseye Steamfresh veggies ... $.99*
     .35 off 1 coupons found in lots of 10 for 2.00 on Ebay***
          (29 cent each with coupon)

Suave Body Wash ... $1.49
     Buy 2 Get 1 free coupons can be found pretty cheap on Ebay
          (Makes each bottle approx. $1)

* Item is part of the Mega 10. Any combination of 10 items must be purchased to receive the advertised price.

**The Wisk B1G1 is very nice. Technically, even though you get the second bottle free it has a purchase price of $0.00. You can use one coupon of each bottle, making the final cost about $1.25 per bottle. You need to check to see if your store has the 5 like coupon limit in order to ensure you dont have any surprises at the register. Awesome time to stock up! Deal can be matched at Wal Mart as well.

***Make sure to take into account the price of the coupons that you order when you consider this sale. If the lot is $2 and shipping is .85, then your total investment is $2.85. Plus the 10 Birdseye veggies value of $2.90. This brings your veggies to $5.75 for all ten bags prior to tax. That is still a savings of .41 per bag, making them about .58 per bag.

Monday, August 29, 2011


I decided to post a little news posting about recent comments and changes that I have heard while out and about this week. Granted, some of the observations from Wal Mart are opinions and wishes from the cashiers I have spoke to lately. However, the easier that we make it on them, the more likely that it will be that we can keep them saving us more money.

~~~~Kroger News~~~~

While at Kroger today, I learned that they had decided to implement a limit of 5 like coupons per day. Guiltily, I asked as to why they had done this. I, myself, am guilty of taking advantage of the Mega 10 events. Since I buy my Sunday papers 10 at a time, I usually have 10 coupons for my Mega 10. This keeps me from messing up and shorting myself and missing that additional 3 or 5 dollars off the items to get the sale price.

Seems that my conscious is clear this time. After inquiring further as to why the change had come about, I learned that the restriction had come from their corporate office, not from the store manager. The assistant manager I talked to often comes over to me and my mom-in-law-to-be and watches our tally, so she knew who I was. She let me know that my shopping style (LOL) wasn't the problem. There had been several instances in several of the stores where shoppers would literally "clean" the shelves, leaving no product for fellow shoppers. And most of these were doubled coupons, which some seem to forget, double coupons are not fully reimbursed by the manufacturer. What portion of the amount is not covered by the coupon is a cost to the store. Also, there had been complaints about the shelves being "stripped" of particular items.

This is why I always promote couponing within limits. If you got a great deal, go a couple days in the week rather than all in one trip. Get more than one variety of an item (ex. different scents of your shampoo or conditioner). And knowing when the stock truck runs so you can shop just before the shelves are restocked, or being stocked, is another way to keep from leaving gaping holes that flat out tick some shoppers off. This reduces complaints.

~~~~Wal Mart~~~~

Over all, there has been very little negative feedback from Wally World cashiers about the store's new coupon policy. Some cashiers enjoy seeing the awesome savings that are possible when using coupons to their maximum potential. There have been a few that I have spoke to who did ask questions that I thought were really valid when it comes to good old fashioned manners.

Then some who just ask that if you have a substantial amount of coupons, to please not try to go through an express lane. This is common sense to me, but we all see the shoppers with a buggy full of items go to the express lanes that clearly read "20 items or less". The part that gets me is when they see you only have 2 or 3 items and still go right on ahead and cut you off. Can some people not count? Or do they not care that it is just flat out rude? How about the cashier who has to muscle all that stuff through? I worked for Wal Mart before and I can tell you that I hated working express because it made the job 10x more stressful. Even if you do have to wait longer, just remember that when you go to be checked out you are going to take longer than others to start with. May as well get in line with people who already expect to wait rather than those who want to get out of there with their couple of items as fast as possible.

Another cashier I spoke to had a quarrel with some shoppers who didn't understand that they have to ring out every variety of an item. If you have 5 different scents of body wash, they have to ring out all 5 separately. If you put like items together, it makes it much easier on both of you, not to mention faster, and you have time to make it a positive experience. Many want to know where you get them from or if you have a group that you belong to. Many have to support their family on close-to minimum wage jobs. If they have spare brain waves to learn about your coupon skills, that makes them happier too!

Finally, anyone who wishes to get a copy of my sheet I use when doubling at Wal Mart should let me know. I can send you a document that you can save and print when you need it, or if you live close by, I will print them out for you. It is an easy way to make check out a breeze for the cashier. I have enclosed a screen shot of my list below for you to view. Earlier I posted a picture of it, but the settings would not allow a large enough one for you to see the layout.

Prepared using Microsoft Office*

 I feel that using this sheet was pretty much self-explanatory. You list your item, the original or comp price, mark if it is a double or not, then the coupon amount. Next is where you do your math to figure out the amount of the price override in order to take off any doubled amount. Finally, in the last block you put the price, prior to taxes that you will pay on the item or any overages you may earn. 
This sheet kind of can do double duty as well. Because not only can you have the math done and ready for your cashier, but you can also determine exactly how much you are going to need to allot yourself for your trip. Just remember that sometime you can't get all of an item, and of course going into Wal Mart comes with the hazard of buying things you didn't intend on. At least you can keep track of any adjustments that you may need to make.

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 21-27

This week is going to be fairly slow. The Mega 10 at Kroger is basically the same as the last week. However, I did find a few goodies at Wal Mart that you will be fairly interested in. Remember, they are everyday prices so you don't have to worry about being in a huge rush to get your coupons.


Sunny D 64 oz... .99c*
     .25/1 coupons found on Ebay=.49ea

Lunchables ... 10/$10
     I did find a few coupons on Ebay for any lunchable item. They were .55/1 which would make them free, but Wal Mart has then 2/$2 everyday and you would actually make .10 off each one. Just take into account how much you give for them.
Keebler Cookies... $1.99
     $1/2 coupons = $1.49ea
     Can be found on Ebay and Dede

Dial Liquid Hand Soap.... 88C
     Dede $1/3 = .55 ea
     Ebay .35/1 = .18 ea

Dial Body Wash ... $2.49
     Dede and Ebay
     $1/2 = $1.99ea.

Caress Body Wash ... $2.49
     .75/1 = $1.74 @ Kroger 
     .75/1 = .99 @ Wal Mart w/ Price comp.
     Coupons on Dede and Ebay

Wal Mart (everyday prices)
Reach Floss ... .88 
     .50/1 = 12c profit to you!

Gain Dish detergent ... 98c
     .50/1 = 2c profit to you!

Gain dryer sheets ... $1.88
     .50/1 = .88 c ea.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Aug. 14-20

OK.... It is the 3rd week of the month, which means we are going to have a pretty decent week for our coupon shopping. There are several price matches which you can use at Wal Mart that may or may not be in your area. I know in Logan County we do not have a CVS store. There are a couple deals to be found that we can get at our local Wally World since they match their prices...

DONT FORGET!!!! Wal Mart will double up to 99c coupons.

Weigh your options carefully though. The registers are not set up for doubles yet, which means that your check out is much slower than if you could go to a store that doubles daily like Foodland or Kroger. Sometimes, it is much simpler just to go to those stores to get your doubles. You save time, both at the check out and, let's face it, you get in and do your business without being distracted. Keep these in mind when planning your method of attack... (lol).

That much being said, please do not forget to use your coupon etiquette when shopping. If you are doubling, make a note of the price. It helps to have the numbers all figured out and ready when you go to the register. The cashiers appreciate your few minutes of preparation. It makes the transaction much smoother for them and you. If the item is 1.64 (Scotchbrite wipes) then you could make a chart resembling this:

This image is an example of my personal printout I take when doubling at Wal Mart. 
Having the math done and prepared for the cashier 
helps the entire process for both you and them.

Prepared using Microsoft Office 2007.
Huggies Easy Ons.... $8.99
     $3 off any one pkg makes then $5.99
     These were in the Sunday Gazette. You can also find them on Ebay

Gain Dish Liquid... 10.3-11 oz ... .99
     .50/1 coupon (Sunday Gazette) = overage of .01c


Sunny D 64 oz... .99c*
     .25/1 coupons found on Ebay=.49ea

Eggo Waffles....$1.99
     Too many variable coupons to list. Check Gazette
     Dede, and Ebay. Final Price varies greatly.

Pop Tarts... 1.59ea
     Most are $1/3 = $1.26 ea

Kraft or Sargento Cheese ... 2.50 
     I found $1/1 Sargento on Ebay = $1.50 ea

Wal Mart

Scotchbrite wipes (IMO better than Lysol) ... 1.64 ea
     .50/1 (Ebay, Gazette, Dede) = .64ea

Reach floss ... .88ea
     .50/1 (ebay) = overage to you of .12 ea.

Tresemme Shampoo & Conditioner ... 2.87
     $1/1 (Ebay, Dede, Gazette) = 1.87 ea

Jimmy D's ...2.28
     .75/1 (Ebay) = .78 ea

*Price when you buy any 10... you receive an additional $5 off at the register. Buy in multiples of 10 to receive this price.

I used to get the prices on the Wal Mart comps. After checking several items, I am reasonable certain that the prices will match to what is in our region. You can also get CVS, Rite Aid, Family Dollar, Dollar General, Target, and Kroger prices there as well. AWESOME resource for the savings that are not advertised in the circular. 

Best of luck and HAPPY SHOPPING!

Monday, August 8, 2011

July 7-13


This week there were an abnormally large amount of food coupons in the Sunday paper. Many of them apply to sales happening this week, so check your inserts before you purchase your coupons. Don't forget, your deadline for ordering coupons off Ebay and/or Dede should be tomorrow afternoon to ensure that your coupons will be in your mailbox by Saturday morning at the latest.


Hamburger, Chicken, or Tuna Helper... $1
     Coupons can be found on both Ebay and Dede
     for the following amounts:
          .75/3 = .75 per box
           $1/5 = .80 per box

Ragu Sauce ...$1.79
     Coupons can be found on both sites with varying

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls or Grands Biscuits, Pillsbury Cresent Rolls ...$1.25
     Check your Sunday paper for SEVERAL Pillsbury coupons.

Yoplait Yogurt ... $1.88
     Coupons can be found on both sites for .40/1 =$1.08

Colgate Toothpaste & Toothbrushes .... .88 ea.
     Coupons for .35 and .40 off = .08-.18 ea.

Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner ... $2.49
     $1.00 off 1 = $1.49 ea.

Combos Snacks ... 10/$10
     Ebay- $1 off 2 = .50 per bag.

Oscar Mayer Carving Board Lunch Meat ... $3.50
     Coupons can be found on both sites.
          $1.00 off one = $2.50 ea

Monday, August 1, 2011

July 31-Aug 6

OK... so here is my final opinion on this week.

The sales pretty much suck for us couponers. Let's face it, the stores know that everyone gets their retirement, Social Security, pensions, and other income on or around the 1st of the month. They do not have to make great or even good sales to get business because everyone goes shopping because their supply has been depleted. Totally understandable.

Now here is my tactic I suggest.....

Put off buying your major shopping. Buy what you need for a week, but don't do your major shopping just yet. Shop like you would have 2 weeks ago if you are one of these households. There are some pretty decent meat sales going on, get in on those. But hold off getting your month's stock for a week. The 3rd and 4th weeks are the absolute best weeks to shop because the money has got low for these families. THEREFORE, the store put on the good sales to bring in customers.

By doing this, I know of 2 households who trimmed a tidy sum off their bills last month. Not a huge amount, but 100-200 bucks. The cereal deal from Kroger last week, the Wisk deal from 2 weeks ago, and so on... really helped out a lot to stretch a dollar. Start small and put aside 40-50 bucks for your 3rd and 4th week's coupon trips. You would be amazed what you can do with 25 bucks for 2 weeks!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Double Coupons at Wal Mart in Logan!!


Double coupons have finally become a reality at our local Wal Mart! I spoke with a lady today which confirmed that they did start doubling yesterday and that it went really well. However, double coupons can be canceled at any time. It is not a permanent deal.So double check before you go. Also, there are some etiquette rules that we need to follow to have better chances of keeping this new policy. If we cause too many complaints, we could also loose this great new tool.

  1. Be aware of other shoppers. If you are going to do major coupon shopping, try to go during days and hours when they are not so busy. If there are long lines and you have 20 coupons that have to be doubled, this can majorly impact the cashier's speed and cause problems with customers complaining.
  2. Don't clean the shelves! I cannot stress this enough. If you go in and clean the shelves this can cause customer complaints and when they look back through the reports and see that you got 40 of an item (of course with too many complaints they will begin to look at it harder) then we could cost everyone the right to the great savings.
  3. Let your cashier know ahead of time that you have coupons that double or price matches. The registers are only set up with the normal settings. Until the policy is permanent, the cashiers have to do the same as a comparison and manually adjust the price then scan the coupon to receive the other half of the doubled coupon. This takes time. They cannot do a quantity (combine the like items into one input) unless you have 6+ of an item. Keep this in mind too when you are going. If you have Suave coupons for $1.50 off 3 items (I have these) and you are going to buy 18 (6 coupons worth) bottles of shampoo and conditioner, try to buy in multiples they can do a quantity on without cleaning the shelf. It will make the check out much easier for everyone.
  4. Be kind to the cashier. Good old fashioned manners should be used before, during, and after the transaction. Using thank you, and please will go a long way to keep patience from being worn thin. Remember these are regular people who work for a living and they deserve to be shown kindness. Even if they are a little confused on the new policy, try to help them instead of being reserved. 
  5. If you have several items you want to buy that are comp ads, go to that store.  I know that sometimes it seems more convenient to just go to Wal Mart for everything. But if you are going to coupon for 5 items from Kroger, go there to get your deals. It is less than a 5 minute drive away from Wal Mart and their registers are set up to deliver on your savings. It will keep you sane (you can get in and out much faster and avoid temptations of other purchases) and get you home faster. 
So here are the CONFIRMED changes/additions to the Wal Mart coupon policy.

  1. Coupons up to .99 will be doubled.
  2. Comp ads and doubling will BOTH be allowed.
  3. Competitor catalinas (coupons at the register) will be honored, as will competitor coupons you find in the sales papers. (For example: $5 off meat catalinas that Foodland was giving for purchases of $50 or more pre-tax.)
  4. A competitor coupon and manufacturer coupon can be used on the same item for even greater savings. (Example: $1 off Revlon cosmetic from Rite Aid and $1 off Revlon cosmetic Manufacturer coupon can be used on 1 tube of lipstick that costs $4.50 to bring the price to $2.50. Just an example. I don't wear the stuff, so I have no clue as to how much it costs.)
  5. Quantity limitations should be observed. In other words, if your comp ad says limit of 10 per customer, then a limit of 10 will be given the comp ad price. Any additional products will be rung up at the Wal Mart price.
These are the changes that I have confirmed so far. I will be making a run tonight for the Olay and Safeguard soap I have coupons for, so I will be able to get more details then. If there are any other significant changes, I will post them here and on our Facebook page.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below in our comments section.

Happy Shopping!!!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


There were rumors that Wal Mart would be doubling coupons soon. Yesterday, these rumors were confirmed by my cashier. They are going to start matching the local coupon policy as well as prices. This means that Wal Mart, in our area, will double up to .50c everyday.

There have been stores slowly added for months now. I did not want to advertise it until the rumors were a real deal. But from the info I have found, other stores that were started basically matched the competitors in the region. This means that if the local stores only matched on certain days, that was the new policy that they would adopt. Now, here is why I added this info.....

There were a couple employees here at our Foodland that told me that our store would tripple coupons for a short period of time or as a promotion. No details were decided just yet, but if and when it happens, maybe we will be able to get that deal too?

Here is how it will work....

     The way I understand it, the registers are not set up to double automatically. Since it is a trial stage, the cashier will adjust the price of the item to reflect the double amount, then scan your coupon. So you cannot just hand them a pile after scanning your items. Until it is set up, please make sure you are courteous of the store and go during slower hours. As you put your items on the belt, put the coupon with them. Finally, when the cashier is finished with the customer ahead of you and is no longer waiting on them, let them know that you have double coupons. A little warning can go a long way to catch their attention.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kroger Match-up - July 24-30

Kroger has some more opportunities for us to stock up this week! They may not have the Mega 10 event, but they have some great deals on the 10/$10.

General Mills Cereals - $1.49 w/Card
Sale Price$2.99 - $1.50 Save $6.00 Instantly when you buy 4 Participating GM cereals. Limit 3 rewards per transaction. Cheerios, 8.9 oz; Lucky Charms, 11.5 oz; Honey Nut Cheerios, 12.25 oz; Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Rice Chex, 12.8 oz; Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs, 13 oz; Corn or Wheat Chex, 14 oz. When you buy 4.
     Coupon Dede - $1/2 General Mills Cereal = $.99/box

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Scrambles, or Biscuits - $1.79
     Coupon Dede - .50/2 = $1.29 ea.

Ragu Sauce - $1.99 w/card
     Ebay - .50/1 = .99 ea

Crest toothpaste - 10/$10
     Coupon Dede - .75/1 = .25 ea

Oral B Indicator Toothbrush - 10/$10
     Coupon Dede - $2/2 = FREE!

Gillette Body Wash - $3.50
     Coupon Dede - $1/1 = $2.50 ea
     Coupon Dede - Buy 1 Get 1 Free = $1.75 ea

Ivory or Safeguard Soap or Body Wash - 10/$10
     Coupon Dede - .50/1 = FREE!
SoftSoap Liquid Hand Soap - 10/$10
     Ebay - .35/1 = .30 ea


Kroger has implemented a new modification to their coupon policy. There will be a limit of 140 coupons per transaction... lol. I think we can suffer through it.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Arm & Hammer Coupons and Trial Products

Here is a link that I thought was worthy of posting. You can go here, register, and print off coupons for Arm & Hammer products!

** NOTE **

The web page states that you can only print off 2 of each coupon per year, but you can register on different computers with different email addys to get a couple extra.

Arm & Hammer

Click on the link in the right column for the Savings Center to go to the page to register for the coupons.

Kroger July 17-23

Still waiting for good printable resources if anyone is able to find additional resources. I can never seem to find many that are applicable to the sales we have in our area.

Mega 10 Items

These prices are only good if you buy in combinations of 10. At the register, you receive an additional $5 off the items which gives you an additional 50c off the sale price. This gives you the price that is listed.So be careful that you get your deals. Double and triple count your items and coupons to ensure you are straight before you think about checking out. (I usually grab a couple of the cheapest if I am off by one or two). Don't forget your Kroger card!!!!

Desitin Diaper Rash Cream 2oz.....$2.49 ea
     Save $1 off any Desitin product (excluding trial size)
     Printable coupon found on the Desitin webpage.

Johnson's Baby Products Select Varieties, 6.5-15 oz....$2.49 ea
     Coupon Dede - 50c off (doubles) making final price $1.49
     Ebay - Various coupons
     Mommy Saves Big Blog - New resource for printable coupons. 
Pampers Wipes Select Varieties, 180-216 ct....$5.49 ea
     Ebay -various coupons
     There also should have been coupons in the P&G.

Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice or Trop50 Juice 59oz...$2.49
     Ebay - Most are for 50c off one (doubles) final price $1.49
     Coupon Dede

Welch's 100% Juice or Essentials 64oz....$2.49
     Ebay - Various
Bumble Bee Tuna 2.5oz pouch or 5 oz can ... 99c ea.

Arm & Hammer Detergent 36-51 oz .... $3.49
     See A&H article. Print them from  their website

Wisk Detergent 24-32 loads ... $3.49 ea
     Coupon Dede - $2 off one bottle $1.49 ea

A1 Steak Sauce 10 oz ....$2.49 ea
     Ebay - most of the A1 coupons are for 55c off

Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip 22-30 oz....$2.49 ea
                Most were 55c off making it $1.94ea

Kraft Salad Dressing Select Varieties, 16 oz ...$1.49 ea 

International Delight Coffee Creamer or Land O Lakes Half & Half Select Varieties, 32 oz ...$1.99 ea 

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Select Varieties, 8 oz... $1.19 ea 

Birds Eye Vegetables Frozen, Select Varieties, 10-12 oz ....$.89 ea

Edy’s or Nestlé Frozen Treats Select Varieties, 4-12 ct ....$2.49 ea

Gorton's Fish Sticks, Fillets or Portions 6.3-11.4 oz....$2.49 ea

Pepperidge Farm Bread or Dessert Select Varieties 9.5-19.6 oz..... $1.99 ea

Colgate Toothpaste Select Varieties 6.4 oz.... $.99 ea

Lever 2000 Soap Select Varieties, 2 Bars....$.99 ea

Suave Deodorant Select Varieties, 2.6 oz.... $.99 ea 

Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat Select Varieties, 10 oz Zip Pak.... $1.99 ea 

Rice A Roni or Pasta Roni Select Varieties, 3.8-7.2 oz ....$.55 ea

Keebler Cookies Select Varieties, 9.5-18.5 oz....$1.89 ea

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies (Select Varieties, 6.6-15 oz ...$1.89 ea

Pop-Secret Popcorn Select Varieties, 3 ct ....$1.49 ea

Pringles Select Varieties, 5.7-6.7 oz ....$.99 ea 

Sales Not on Mega 10 Event  

Kellogg’s or Quaker Cereal Select Varieties, 10-20 oz...$1.99

Pillsbury Strudels, Scrambles or Biscuits Select Varieties, 7.4-11.5 oz....$1.79

Edy’s Ice Cream Select Varieties, 48 oz....$2.99

Herbal Essences or Aussie Shampoo Conditioner or Styler, Select Varieties, 5.7-14 oz...$2.50

Osteo Bi-Flex or Nature Made Vitamins or Supplements Select Varieties, 12-500 ct or 13.9 oz... Buy1 Get1

Bob Evans Breakfast Sausage Select Varieties, 16 oz Roll or 12 oz Links or Patties....2 for $6

Hillshire Farm Lunch Meat Select Varieties, 5 oz....10 For $10

Twizzlers Candy Select Varieties, 11-16 oz ... 3 for $5

These items DO NOT require that you purchase 10, or any combonation of 10, to receive the price listed.

Once again, I will post resources for coupons and their amounts as I find them for everyone to utilize. If you happen to find, know of a resource, please share in the comments section and I will update this post to reflect this great news. Thanks for visiting!

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Happy Couponing!

Sunday paper insert schedule link

Here is another tool I have used in my coupon search to figure out which weeks I really wanted that Sunday paper. It is a tentative schedule for the Sunday inserts. Granted, here in the boon docks, we may or may not get all the inserts that are on the schedule. I have found that the Charleston Gazette is pretty accurate with this.

Sunday Coupon Review

And here is a run down of what I consider a general "what-is-where":

The P&G most often contains your coupons for Tide, Bounty, Downy, Charmin, Pampers, and other Proctor & Gamble products. It comes out once a month, and is usually in either the last or first Sunday paper.

Red Plum

The Red Plum inserts are usually 3 weeks a month. The coupons vary, but you can usually find decent coupons for Yoplait yogurt and cereal in these. You get lucky often and find some really good grocery items in these as well.

Red Plum also allows you to print off coupons from their website, The printable coupons are most often a limit of 2 prints per computer per period. They are frequently added and updated, so checking in a few days a week normally takes only a few minutes and can be worth the time if you have more than one computer in the home.


If you find a good coupon in the insert, most likely it is on the website. Print off your 2 coupons from one computer, then print them off from any other that you can get access to. Sometimes, you can go back in a day or two and reprint these before your shopping trip if you want.

Smart Source

Smart Source varies more frequently than others. You can still find the staples though. General Mills and Kelloggs cereal coupons are most often found here. You also can find Colgate coupons (Kroger has sales on this toothpaste frequently for $1 a tube which means it will either be free, or around a quarter per tube!!!), breakfast items, Tyson frozen item coupons, and Huggies here.

Smart Source also has their website,, where like the Red Plum, you can print off 2 of each coupon. Once again, updated frequently and new coupons are added often.


This is a general run-down of the inserts you find. In our area, we have the Gazette and Banner as our source for the inserts. The Logan Banner has not carried the Red Plum that I am aware of. You do find that on the holiday weekends (July 4th was one), they will put what I assume is any left over inserts into the paper. I am making this assumption because not all of the papers I got had inserts, and there were some which had the P&G, while others had the Smart Source. At least they tried though.

I am often referring to a clipping site called Coupon Dede in my match-up list. This is just my personal favorite among those I have seen. She is located in Ohio, so the coupons always are in my box by Saturday If ordered by Tuesday night. I have only tried a couple others, but she is my personal choice because of more flexibility in the time.

If you use a clipping service, you have to consider shipping time. Otherwise your coupons will not arrive in time to hit the sales. Foodland has their sales paper almost a week in advance which gives you more than enough time to gather your coupons. Kroger, however, is not available until after midnight Saturday night/ Sunday morning.

This only allows you 2 days to get your ducks in a row for Kroger when getting them from Ebay (my deadline is Monday evening), and 3 for coupons from my clipper (Tuesday night at the latest). This most often allows me to do my shopping either Friday or Saturday for my coupon trips. It is a tried and true strategy for being properly prepared.

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 10-16 Kroger

Kroger has a few good deals this week. If you need more detail on the coupon source, stated in the second line before the value of the coupons, please ask.

Kelloggs or Quaker Cereal (Select Varieties 10-20 oz) ... $1.99 ... $1/3 ... Final Price $1.66
     Other coupons can be found which may match up for better
     savings. Check the Sunday inserts!

The sales listed here include the Mega 10 sale. Items can be mix and match, but to receive the additional $.50 off to get the sale price, you have to purchase 10 items of the Mega 10 sale list. Be careful to buy in groups of 10 to maximize savings!

Welch's 100% Juice or Essentials ... $2.49
     Ebay... $1/1... Final Price $1.49 per bottle

Wisk Laundry Detergent 50oz ... $3.49
     CouponDede ... $2/1 ... Final Price $1.49 per bottle

SunnyD 64 oz ... 99c ea.
     Ebay ... 25c/1 ... Final Price $.49 per bottle

Simply Potatoes ....$1.49 ea
     Ebay ... $.55/1 ... Final Price $.94 per bag

Caress or Softsoap Body Wash ... $2.49
     Ebay ... $1/1 ... Final Price $1.49 per bottle

Colgate Toothpaste 6.4 oz tube ... $.99
     Sunday paper... $75/1 OR $1/1 ... Final price $.25 or FREE

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Printable Coupon Sources

Couponing 101 (although they don't have our sales, still a good resource) has posted their printable coupon links. You can usually print 2 per computer. Visit the links to see what they have. You never know what may match up with future sales!

Coupon Network

Smart Source

Red Plum

Also, the Gazette usually has the SS and RP. The Banner usually only carries the SS. Check your papers to make sure they have the inserts. The P&G is usually in the first Sunday paper of the month. Just keep in mind that the Gazette is 1.50 per paper and the Banner is 1.00.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 10-16 Foodland

These are deals that I found to be interesting in the sales paper for next week. As I find coupons to add to the deals, I will post them. There are some pretty decent meat deals as well, which of course do not have a coupon, but if you have spent $50.00 (before tax) since Sunday July 3, then you would have got a $5.00 off your future meat purchase coupon at check out from the catalina. This could be your chance to use these and stock up some on your meats!

Kool Aid Jammers 10 pk box  3/$5
          I was only able to find coupons on Ebay that were
          $for $2 off Kool Aid Jammers when you buy Kraft
          Macaroni and cheese. I am assuming that you could
          find the coupon on the Mac & Cheese. Will verify
          later on.

Fresh Express Iceberg garden Salad 10/$10 ($1 each)
Hunts Ketchup 24 oz bottle 10/$10 ($1 each)
Hunts BBQ Sauce 21.6 oz bottle 10/$10 ($1 each)

Ragu Spagetti Sauce 16-26 oz jar 2/$4 ($2 each)
          Coupons for Ragu are all over Ebay. Most of them
          are for 50c off one. These coupons double, making
          their value $1. Cutting the sale price in half for those
          who have them, making final price $1.00.

Orville Reddenbacher's Microwave popcorn $1.99 ea
          There were coupons on the popcorn boxes that were
          for .55c off one or $1.00 off 2. If you have either of
          these, it would cut your price to either $1.44 or $1.49,
          respectively. These coupons are hard to find.

Cheerios/ Cocoa Puffs Cereal 2/$5 (2.50 each)
          Cheerios coupons can be found on Coupon Dede,
          Ebay, or printed from The coupon is
          for 50c off one box of Cheerios, which doubles. Final
          cost, $1.50 each. Not too shabby.
          Depending on the "select variety" of Big G cereals on
          sale, you could also save 85c off Cookie Crisp Cereal,
          making this cereal $1.65. You can find coupons at
          the General Mills website.
          Coupons and things by Dede also has coupons for
           $1.00 off 2 boxes of General Mills cereals.

Pop-Tarts 12 ct 2/$5 (2.50 each)
          Coupons can be found on Ebay, Dede, and their website.
          They range from 55c off one to $1.00 off three. you just
          have to pick which one suits you best. Personally, I
          would get the $1/ 2 on ebay.

Kellogg's Cereal 3/$10 (3.33 each approximately)
          These coupons are not usually that strong unless you are
          buying Rasin Bran. You can find coupons for $1 off
          three in the Sunday insert all the time. You can also find
          them on all the sites mentioned here. May not be a huge
          savings, but if you are buying them already, why not
          save a little?

Soft Soap Pump 10/$10 ($1 each)
          OK... Here is where you learn how to buy envelopes on Ebay that have coupons included in them free... The soap is on sale for a buck each. I was only able to find these coupons on Ebay so far. However, the lots I found were getting over the $5 mark for lots of 10. You have to think about these carefully. The coupon is for 50c off one. They double, making the soap free at the store, but you are paying for the envelopes that contain the coupons (lol I know but legalities...). So you have to take into account this amount. at 5.00 a lot, I will be paying 50c per bottle if I use one seller which offers them for a buy it now. This is not bad to me, considering every sink in my home has these at them for easy use and I donate them to my kids' classrooms during the school year. Also remember your Ebay bucks! you get so many cents per dollar spent on Ebay every month. With my 4.00 (approximately) that I have in ebay bucks, I will only be paying about 10c per bottle! Not too shabby!

Huggies Wipes 64-72 ct pkg $2.49
          Huggies coupons can usually be found in the
          Smart Source on Sunday. Both newspapers,
          the Logan Banner and Charleston Gazette,
          contain these coupons. Usually you will find
          diapers, wipes, and a seasonal necessity coupon
          in there. Coupon Dede also has .50c off 1
          coupons for a handling fee of 8c.

Tropicana Fruit Juice Blends 64-72 oz carton 10/ $10 ($1 each)

Kraft Singles 12 oz pkg  2/$4 ($2 each)

Kraft Shredded or Chunk  Cheese 2/$5 ($2.50 each)


I do not represent Foodland in any way, shape, fashion, or form. I am merely a shopper who loves to get my groceries at the most affordable price I can. All information contained here is meant to be informative and makes no promises to anyone. Check your store for their sales.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Building Your Coupon Binder

For your coupon filing system, just about any method will work depending on your needs. Thanks to "Extreme Couponing", I found the binder to be the most effective, cost conscious, and resourceful. I will be explaining here how to start organizing your new binder, as well as where to find your supplies.

To start, you will need a common 3-ring binder. You can find these at your local dollar store fairly cheap. I purchased my 1 1/2 inch binder for about 3 bucks at Family Dollar. Check the rings of the binder thoroughly to ensure that they open and close properly. Some have a small gap which is usually only a mere nuisance, but it can become troublesome once your binder begins to fill.

Next, you will need dividers to split up your coupons into categories for easier location. I purchased mine (again) from Family Dollar for a whole buck. They have different colored tabs which I became quickly accustomed to.

Finally, baseball card protector sheets make excellent pockets for you to put your coupons in for storage. You can use any sort of sheets that you can find similar though. I purchased mine from Wal Mart (OMG finally yes I do go to Wal Mart from time to time) for about $4.00 per package. Two packages have been enough for 2 binders (mine and my mother-in-law).

To start, you can research different ways people have divided up their categories to see if there is one that works for you easier, but I used my shopping list created from to help me to divide my binder. I have found that having the coupons inserted to where the item and amount is visible works best for me.

You may choose to use a Table of Contents page at the front of your binder to help you locate your categories. The same can be applied to each category for the coupons contained within, but this is time consuming. I find that I can almost tell you the amount and expiration date of coupons that I have though just from sorting and clipping.

Keep a note of expiration dates! It is heart breaking to have really great coupons go out of date before you have the opportunity to use them. If you make a post-it of the exp. dates, you can easily go through and pull the coupons that have expired.

Make your binder your own. No two people think the same or shop alike. If you get coupons you cannot use, try to find people who can. For example, I don't have children in diapers. My youngest is 7 years old. So when I get coupons for Huggies, Luvs, Pampers, or such, I either find a friend or relative that can use them, or take them to our Foodland and leave them for customers who can. I once purchased an envelope with 20 free coupons for $2.00 off Ensure 4 packs inside for a whole dollar from a seller on Ebay because the shipping was free. I simply stapled them to a cardboard square and hung them for the customers. Didn't benefit me directly, but I just know that someone was grateful for the savings. Don't just throw away your unwanted, valid coupons. Most stores have a box where you can donate them for others to use.

If you need any help in putting together your coupon store system, please feel free to say so. I will gladly help if I can.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Deals for July 3-9


Kroger has a few deals this week that you may want to be aware of.

Coke 12 pk 4/$12 get  a 5th free when you buy 4 = 5 / $12
          Coke 125 years of summer fun booklet (found in display in
          most stores) contains a coupon for $1 off when you buy 3
          12pks. If you were to buy 10 12pks that could save you an
          additional $3.00 off, making your total $2.10 per 12pk.

Capri Sun 10pk $1.69
          Ebay had coupons for $1.00 off Capri Sun 10pk cartons.
         This makes your cost $.69/box. Allow time for shipping when
         purchasing from Ebay or clipping services

Tide Stain Release/Detergent $5.99 for 1 ct packs/ 24-32 loads liquid/ 31-40 loads powder
         Most P&G inserts found in Sunday, July 3, paper contain
         a coupon for $.50 off tide detergent. This coupon will double
         to $1.00. Making your final cost $4.99.

Banquet Meals .69c each

Gatorade 32 oz bottles .69c each
          Coupons were on Ebay for the G2 and Gatorade. I have
          not found them in a week or so, but if you have any
          other resources, please share!

Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Weiners .99c each

Ragu Pasta Sauce $1.49 each
          Coupons for $1/2 are found on Ebay all the time, or my
          favorite clipping service

Cheerios $2.19 per 11.8-17.1 oz box
          Coupons for 50c off one box can be printed from These will doubled to $1.00 making each
         box $1.19 each. Digital coupons are not subject to double,
         so be sure to print off your coupon.

Kroger Value Drumsticks or Thighs $1.19 / lb
           OK. So, no coupon. But this is still a good price to
           stock up on your chicken legs.

These items are all part of the $3 off when you buy any 10 items. You receive an additional 30c off (giving you the prices listed above) when you purchase 10. They can be mix and match.

Foodland has several items on their Everday Savings campaign. I will post these in a separate post and add coupon matches as I find them or they become available.

Charmin Basic 12 Big Roll/ Bounty Basic Paper Towels 8 roll pkg $4.99
          Coupons for .25c off can be found in the P&G
          insert from 7-3 Sunday paper. These double, taking
         .50c off the cost of the product. Final price - $4.49.

Tide 100 oz Detergent $9.99
          Coupons for .50c off any Tide Detergent from the P&G
          from 7-3 double, making the final price $8.99 per bottle.

Shopper's Value canned veggies .39c per can
          No coupon, but a great price. Cook on stove top for
         about 5-8 minutes and you cannot tell a difference from
         the more expensive brands.Great buy. Time to stock up.

Aquafina 24 pk bottles 2.99 each
          Coupons can be found for 1 box of Propel packets
          free with purchase of Aquafina 24pk case on Ebay.

These are samples of the deals from this week's inserts. Please check sales papers for full list of items on sale this week.

Next week's deals for Foodland will be posted within the next day or so. Our store, Buffalo Foodland, is nice enough to share the upcoming sales paper with those who request them specifically. This allows for more time to plan your shopping trip.

Kroger sales for the upcoming week are not available until after midnight on Saturday, so these may not be posted until Sunday afternoon or Monday. If requested, I will also do match ups for Wal Mart, Pic Pac, Workman's IGA, or any other grocer in the Logan and Boone county area. If you have a store that I have left out that you would like to see featured, please email me at or through Facebook.

Grab your Sunday paper (2 or 3 to start your coupon stock) and be ready to make notes of match ups.