Thursday, September 24, 2009

Coupon Myths Busted!

Allysa over at Keeping the Kingdom First has been doing a wonderful blog series on Coupon Myths Busted! For all of those who have been considering couponing but are really just not sure if it is worth their time and effort this series if for them! It is also a great read through for us already couponing to remind us of why we are doing what we do!

Here are the first three in the series

Myth #1

Myth #2

Myth #3

With Myth #3 being “Oh, coupons just aren’t worth the extra time for me, I am much too busy…” I woudl have to say with me bing a stay at home mom to 4 kids (6 and under), homeschooler, owner of a hair bow bowtique, elder's wife, potty training, having a 4000 sq ft Victorian home, and a hubby who travels a lot for work I really need to try and consolidate as much as possible to free up some of my time. Even though the task of all that coupon clipping and organizing seems huge it is so worth it in our family budget. As I might have mentioned before, with a family of 6 our monthly budget for groceries/cleaning supplies/toiletries/diapers/baby items/and such is only $280 a month. When you look at how much a growing family of 6 needs that is really quite incredible! I can only do that with our couponing and stockpiling. One way that I have found to cut time and teach our child a lesson in frugality is to have our 6 1/2 year old clip coupons for money. She gets a penny per coupon clipped (she usually clips about 100 coupons while watching tv during the younger kids naps). I also stressed to her the importance of expiration dates and bar codes and she has to pay me 5 cents for each coupon she cuts out wrong. She definitely pays attention to what she's doing instead of the tv! This is a great time saver for me as well as giver her another way to save more money for her own American Girl Doll.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Walgreens Deals 8/8 - 8/15

Walgreens has more school supply deals again this week. I've listed some of my favorites for the week, but be sure to check out Deal Seeking Mom for the full ad match-up!

Select Band-Aid Products, $2.99
Get $4 RRs wyb 2
$1/1 Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages, exp. 9-30-09 (SS 6/28/09)
$1/1 Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages, exp. 11-30-09 (SS 8/2/09)
FREE after coupons and RRs!

BIC Round Grip Pens, 2/$1
$1/2 BIC Stationery Products printable
FREE after coupon!

Campbell’s Soup, $0.79 (w/ in-ad coupon)
$1/2 Campbell’s Soup printable
$0.29 ea. after coupons!

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 2/$3
$0.75/1 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, exp. 9-7-09 (SS 7/12/09)
$0.75 after coupon!

CVS Deals 8/9 - 8/15

CVS has more of their Monday - Tuesday sales this week and don't forget about the $5/$25 CVS coupon It could make some pretty cheap deals for you! Here are my favorite match-ups but be sure to check out Deal Seeking Mom for the complete add match-ups.

Huggies Diapers or Pull-Ups, 2/$18
Get $4 ECBs wyb 2 (limit 1)
$2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups printable
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 8-15-09 (SS 7/19/09)
$2/1 Huggies Overnites Diapers, exp. 8-15-09 (SS 7/19/09)
$5 to $5.50 ea. after coupon and ECBs!

Sharpie Accent Highlighters, $0.99
$1/1 Sharpie printable (PDF)
FREE after coupon!

Ajax Liquid Dish Soap, $0.99
$1/1 Ajax printable
FREE after coupon!

Kroger Ad Match-Ups 8/10 - 8/16

So obviously we've been really crazy around here...typical Summer but now that school is almost here I am hoping ot get back into the swing of regular blog posts again. Here is the Kroger Link ups for theis week. This is from a Central Ohio Korger Ad. Here are a few of my favorites, but you can see a full add match-up at Coupon Clippin Mom

Kleenex Facial Tissue - 10/$10 or $1.00 ea
- .50/3 printable
Final cost - .67 ea wyb3

Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides - 10/$10 or $1.00 ea
- .75/2 (8-2-09 RP) or- .50/2 August All You magazine
Final cost - .63 ea wyb2 or .50 ea wyb2

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Meijer 7/19 - 7/25 Deals

Meijer has some nice coupon match-ups this week. There weren' too many items that we personally could use like cleaning supplies and glueten filled snacks (with my gluten-free kids) but I'm sure others would find lots of deals for them. You can check out their full coupon match-ups list with Coupon Clippin' Mom. She is also a local gal so her add would be the Mansfield, Ohio Meijer ad as well.

CHEAP Pull-ups Wipes at Walmart

There is a new product out from Huggies called Pull-ups Flushable Moist Wipes. They are $1.64 ea at Walmart, and there was a $3.00/2 coupon in last week's 7-19-09 SS. They end up being and you can get these for .14 each! Some people are reporting that only some Walmarts carry them so check around if yours isn't.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Target Deals 7/19 - 7/25

Target has some school deals as well this week. I'm definitely interested in the:

Construction Paper (96 ct) - $0.88/ea

With 3 small ones and homeschooling a preschooler and a first grader next year we will use a ton of this stuff! I haven't seen anyone else serve up any great deals on construction paper yet??

You can see the full list of Target Deals at Stretching a Buck.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

CVS Deals 7/19 - 7/25

CVS also has some great deals on FREE after ECB's (like a gift card that print's out after you purchase the items that are eligible for one). Be sure to stop in as early in the week as possible though as these items generally don't last long. Check out Deal Seeking Mom for all the great deals this week at CVS.

Walgrenn's Deal 7/19 - 7/25

Walgreens ahse soem GREAT deals on CHEAP school supplies starting at $0.09 each! You can see all the best in ad savings and coupon match-ups at Money Saving Mom. Great week to add to that ever growing school supply box!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

7/12 Coupon Insert Preview

There will be 2 inserts in this Sunday's papert: 1 Smart Source and 1 Red Plum. Remember that different areas of the country will vary slightly on which coupons they get and the amounts. I'm excited that the $2.50/1 Electrasol Gel Packs coupons are back! That makes for some CHEAP clean dishes!

Here are some of the best form this week......

Smart Source:
Save $2.50/1 Finish/Electrasol Quantum, Powerball Tabs or GelpacsSave
$1/2 General Mills Cereals (any variety)
Save $1/1 Tyson Fresh Chicken Product
Save $1.50/1 Lysol Neutra Air Sanitizing Spray
Red Plum:
Save $2/1 UnderJams Night WearGet
Free SatinCare with the purchase of a Venus Embrace RazorSave
$1/1 Scotch Tape 3 pack or largerSave
$1/2 12.5 oz Nestle Butterfinger fun size bags candySave
$3/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Lasting Impressions Holder
For a complete list of what you'll see in the 7/12 Coupon Insert you can check out all of them here