Freebie : Gimi Chocolate Sample

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um… Free Chocolate? Yes Please.

 

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Freebie – Tub O’ Towels

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Just click here to go on over and request your free sample.

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Shopping Adventure: Rite Aid- 6/29/2011

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Shopping Adventure: Rite Aid 6/30/2011

All for 9 dollars and change

This was exciting (yes, it really was.)  My baby boy needs to have a bottle of prune juice every morning, but PJ is around $4.50 in stores and you can NEVER find a coupon….

My Recap:

  • Prune Juice $2.99 each
  • Toothbrushes $2.69 each with $2.69 UP
  • Balls $2.99 (B1G1)

My total $9.75 and $5.38 in RR

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10 Commandments of Couponing

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Thou Shall:

  1. Locate Coupons.  Buy, beg or borrow Sunday Newspaper inserts.  Print coupons on the computer.  Like companies on Facebook.   Send letters to companies.  Pick up in-store coupons. The coupons are just begging to be used.   (Just don’t steal them… it is just silly)
  2. Save your inserts.  You never know when there will be some big sale and items will be FREE.  Just find a nice spot to tuck them away for your rainy day.
  3.  Organize your coupons.  There is no scientific formula.  It is not brain surgery.  Do what works for you.  Use an envelope, put them in your wallet, stash them in a binder.   This is my method.
  4.  Learn the Lingo.  SS, RP, P&G, RR, UP – the abbreviations are endless.  The most important terms are MC (Manufacturer Coupons which can be used anywhere) & SC (Store Coupons which can only used at specific stores)
  5. Match manufacturer coupons with store coupons. This is the major score referred to as stacking.  You get double savings & will be the envy of the other customers online. 
  6. Know your Coupon Policies – Who doubles coupons? Who accepts coupon stacking? Who will price adjust? Who doesn’t accept coupons at all?  You may know the policy better than the cashier, so be nice when pointing out their error.    
  7. Sign Up for Store Rewards.  Really, it is silly not to.  Some places, like CVS & Rite Aid, will give you cash back for future visits.  It is like they are flinging money at you.
  8.  Be savvy & patient.  Review your circulars.  Match sales to coupons to get the most bang for your buck.    Compare two or three stores.  I use this sheet when making my list.
  9. Plan your menu based on sales and make a shopping list.  Stick to your list.  You do not need the extra bag of Lays or Oreos.  Your butt will thank you.
  10. Use coupons for items that you use or want to try.  Even if you don’t match them to a sale, stack them or double them, you will still end up ahead in the end.  (Just by using $5 in coupons a week will save you $260 in a year.)
  11. (Ok, so I added an 11, it’s my blog.)  Stockpile I refer to my stockpile as my savings fund.  While Non-Stockpilers are paying full price, I just go down to my basement pile.  Don’t over due it, though.  People will start looking at you funny.

 

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$20 Mega Bag Deal from Old Navy

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This email I received from Old Navyis very intriguing…

This Mega Deal Bag is full of Old Navy items originally ticketed value of between $100 to $125, marked down to $40 – $45.  Plus, there is a chance to win $1,000 or a $50 shopping spree in every bag.

You get to choose Small, Medium or Large. 

Available July 9th.

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Freebie – Febreze Set & Refresh (Expired)

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Facebook FreebieAnother very exciting Facebook Freebie!

Simply go to Facebook & “Like” them.

But do it fast, they only have 60,500 available…

Sorry! It’s Expired!!!!  They went fast!!!

 

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Freebie- Member Exclusive “Best of Betty Crocker”

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Betty Crocker has a very nice Best of 2011 e-cook book available for download.  You may need to join Betty Crocker’s newsletter.   But, it is a win-win.  You will also be able to print coupons from their site!

 

 I saw a bunch of recipes I will try! (That is what I call impressive)

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Food Diary – 7/7/2011

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Well, today, not so good…. I weighed myself this morning and was down a pound – so I guess that gave me license to eat.

6:00 AM – 2 Oreo Cookies (the breakfast of champions)
8:30 AM – Instant Oatmeal & Raisins
10:30 AM – Banana with PB (probably 2 TBS of PB… does it count that it is “Natural”?)
12:30 PM – PB & J on toasted bread
2:30 PM – 100 Calorie Pringles pack
6:00 PM – Burger King (BOO)

At least I didn’t eat anything else….. so far….

Update- The Oreos tricked me into eating 3 of them at 11:30!

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