Wednesday, May 19, 2010

$3 off Huggies coupon available


Click Here to get your $3/1 Huggies. (No size restrictions)

There are actually 2 different coupons available so you can print both.

$3/1 Huggies snug and dry

or $3/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers

Here is a good idea for those who have a rite aid

Huggies Jumbo packs on sale $8.99ea

Buy 3 =$26.97

-$5/25 Rite Aid coupon HERE

- (3) $3/1 Huggies coupons

Pay $12.97 or $4.32 Per package

If you do buy a total of 5 packages of Huggies from 4/25/10-7/24/10, you can submit for SCR #800 to get a voucher for a free package of diapers.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Where do you get coupons?

There are many ways to obtain coupons.

  • Inserts in your Sunday paper-there are 3 types of inserts that come out in Sunday papers at different times; Red plum(RP), Proctor and Gamble(PG), and Smart source.
  • Tear pads-these are usually found near a product at your grocery store. You simply tear the coupon off of the pad. (it is always a good idea to take a few extra for a sale later on.)
  • Blinkie-Have you ever noticed those little machines that spit out coupons near products at the store? Those are a great resource for adding to your coupon arsenal.
  • Peelies-The coupons that are attached to a product you are buying
  • Write the manufacturer-It never hurts to write the manufacturer of your favorite products. Most have websites and you can contact them via email. I have received numerous free samples and coupons just by letting the company know that I enjoy their product.
  • Coupon clipping services-There are services available to actually purchase insert coupons already clipped for you! You pay a small handling and postage fee for those coupons, not the actual coupons. My favorite site is
  • Recycle Bins-You would not believe how many people throw their Sunday papers with coupons in them in their recycling. Ask your neighbors, family and friends to save them for you.

Do you have another source? Let us know

What is Extreme Couponing?

Do you ever wonder how people save 50-90% off of their grocery/household purchases?

There are a few things you need to know about the “grocery game”.

1. Sales usually circulate every 12 weeks. Meaning that if an item is on sale for a really great price it will probably be on sale at that price again in 12 weeks.

2. Only buy items when they are at rock bottom prices. ( STOCK UP on items that will not go bad before you can use them)

3. Clip those coupons! (it is said that you should purchase one set of inserts for each member of your household.) However, everyone’s number is different. I have a 3 person household and buy 5 papers a week or more.

4. Try to look for stores that double or triple coupons to maximize your savings.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May 1-8 Grocery Challenge

I think I went shopping for the last time this week.
Did 3 transactions at Rite Aid
12 Covergirl foundations
2 boxes glad trash bags
2 Motrin PM
2 acne Free spot treatment
1 Nivea Bodywash
3 carefree
3 4pk double roll cottenelle
1 Jumbo tugaboo diapers
2 king size M&M's
6 natures bounty Vitamins
2 gallons diet lipton green tea
1 gallon reg lipton lemon tea
1 snickers bar
Total OOP after all of my coupons $4.12
TOTAL BUDGET LEFT $40.50-4.12=$36.38

I will get a $2 rebate for the tugaboo's.

Food Lion 2 transaction
6 clorox green works detergents
4pks chicken breasts .79lb
6 old el paso Fat Free refried beans
11 FL yogurts
1 white bread
1 wheat bread
2 lb strawberries
2 oscar meyer lunchmeats
1 FL brand tea bags
Thomas wheat english muffins
2 chapstick lipsmackers
american cheese
5 bags steamfresh vegetables
$45.74 OOP
Total Budget Left $36.38-$45.74=-9.36
Which means I am over budget by $9, I will get back a total of $14 in rebates though so really I came out ahead by almost $5.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 1-8 Grocery challenge Continues

Here we are May 2nd and I ran out for a few things this afternoon.

4 Newspapers (check your local $ tree to see if they sell the sunday paper)
Remaining Budget:$44.70-$4.20=$40.50

Rite Aid
2 Cover Girl Clean Foundations $6.99ea
2 Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder $6.99ea
2 Nivea Body Wash $3.99ea
1 24 pack Crystal Lake Water $2.99(Not Pictured)
1 Motrin PM $5.49
2 Wet N wild Nail Polish (1@.99 and 1 @ .49) (BOGO50%off sale)
3 Peep singles (1 not pictured, used to treat 2 yr old=)(90% off easter clearance)=.12ea
1 double pack Peeps(90% off Easter Clearance).$25ea
-$5/25 RA video values Coupon (check out for details)
-(2) Cover Girl B1g1 Coupons ($13.98)
-(2) BOGO RA covergirl sale (13.98)
-$1/1 Covergirl MQ
-$3/1 Motrin MQ
-$3/1 Motrin RA ad Q
-$4/1 Nivea Body wash Q (Redplum 5/2 Insert)
-BOGO MQ Nivea (May all you magazine)
I purchased the peeps because I was below zero for my total. I panicked and just starting throwing the closest thing on the counter. LOL. It's a cheap filler item.
Remaining Budget $40.50-.09=$40.41

Food Lion
1 6pck diet Lemon Snapple $4.99
Total with Tax $5.12
Remaining Budget $40.41-$5.12= $35.29

Some people may be thinking "where is the food"? By stockpiling it allows me to go some weeks without shopping. I have the flexibility to only shop when I see a good sale. Don't worry though, Wednesday, I will be posting some groceries.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1-8th Grocery Budget Challenge

I Did a little more shopping today.
No Picture this time. I put everything away already.

Rite Aid

1 SS sunglasses $19.99
3 Finish Quantumatic $5.49ea(50% off sale)
1 J&J Travel First Aid Kit $1.49
-$5/25 Wellness Q
-(3) $3/1 Finish Quantumatic Q
-$10 Sunglasses sale
-$10 Sunglasses VV Q May
-$1/1 J&J RA Q
-$1/1 J&J MQ
=Total With Tax $3.35 (saved $51.10)
Budget left 52.14-3.35= $48.79

I will get a $2 Rebate for the sunglasses!!

I also Ordered some coupons totaling $4.09
Budget Left 48.79-4.09=$44.70