Saturday, May 23, 2009

REBATES

When you make a purchase(s) for rebate item(s) make sure those purchases are separate because you have to send the original sales receipt.

LESSON LEARNED:
I had purchased two items that were both Rebate on the same sales receipt and I forgot at the time when I purchased them. I step out on faith and send one Rebate to a company with the original sales receipt and the other Rebate to the second company with a photo copy since the original went to the first company. Today I got a letter back from one of the companies stating they need the original sales receipt no photo copy.

Note:
When you do send your Rebate make copies of everything. I make a copy of the form once I fill it out, then a copy of the sales receipt, then a copy of the bar code before I send all originals to the company. I staple them all together and put in a file titled "Sent Rebate" and I put the date I mailed it. When I get my Rebate check back I pull that Rebate information out of the "Sent Rebate" file and write on it the date I received the check and file it in the "Received Rebate" file that I hold for a little while before trashing.

Friday, May 22, 2009

No Coupons for Sunday 5/24/2009

There will be no coupons on Sunday 5/24/2009 because of the Holiday.

Have a Happy Memorial Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

5/18/2009 I spent my $6 CVS Extra Care Buck



A.
Dry Idea 2 / $5

Used 2 / $2 coupons = $4

Pay ($5-4=$1.00)

B.
Bic Soleil $4.99

Used $3.00 coupon

Pay ($4.99-3=$1.99)


C.
Edge Shaving Cream 33% off

$1.19 each

6 x $1.19 = $7.14

Used 6 / $0.75 coupons = $4.50

Pay ($7.14-4.50=$2.64)


D.
One piece of Carmel Candy $0.33


Total

$1.00+$1.99+$2.64$0.33=$5.96 + 6% Tax = $6.31


$6.31 - $6 Extra Care Buck = $0.31


ALL I HAD TO PAY WAS $0.31 out of pocket

YooHoo!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

LOOK AT MY DEALS AT CVS TODAY 5/17/09



THE EARLY BIRD ALWAYS GETS THE WORM


I went to CVS this morning at 10:30 a.m., I didn't know they open up on Sundays at 8:00a.m.

PURCHASE BREAKDOWN:

A.

Dry Idea 2/$5
Purchased 12 (6/$5 = $30) or (12/$2.50=$30)
Tax 7% $2.10
Coupons 8/$2 = $16
Coupons 4/$1= $4
PAID $30+2.10-16-4= $12.10
(approximately $12.10/12=$1.01 a bottle)


B.

Bic Soleil Bella $4.99
Purchased 7 (7 x $4.99=$34.93)
Tax 7% $2.45
Coupons 3/$2 = $6
Coupons 4/$3 = $12
PAID $34.93+2.45-6-12=$19.38
(approximately $19.38/7=$2.77 a 4-pk)


C.

Skintimate 33% off
Purchased 5 (5 x $1.20=$6)
Purchased 1 (1 x $2.00=$2)
Tax 7% $0.56
Coupons 6/$0.75 = $4.50
PAID $6+2=$8+0.56-$4.50=$4.06
(approximately $4.06/6=$0.68 a bottle)
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TOTAL PURCHASE
($12.10+$19.38+$4.06 =) $35.54
Minus CVS $2 off $10 personal care -2.00
Minus CVS $3 off $15 cosmetics -3.00
GRAND TOTAL $30.54
I received $6 Extra Care Bucks (ECB)
It is like I actually paid $24.54

Note:
I will use the $6 ECB and purchase 2 more Dry Idea for 2/$5 and use 2/ $2 off coupons. I will have to purchase some other items because I will have $5 left over.
Praise God. Yoo Hoo!!!! Yeah Baby!!!!

CVS Deals Week of 5/17/09 thru 5/23/09

Right Guard Sport, Xtreme or Dry Idea 2-4 oz (excludes Dry Idea Clinical)

2 / $5 (with card)

Receive $2 Extra Bucks on 2

HOW TO WORK IT:
BUY 2 Dry Idea Rolls (2/$5)
USE 2 Dry Idea $2 off Printable coupons (http://www.coupons.com/)
YOU PAY $1
YOU RECEIVE $2 Extra Care Buck
(Extra Bucks offer limit of 3 per household with card)

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Bic Soleil Bella

Sale $4.99
Minus Coupon $2 or $3
YOU PAY $2.99 or $1.99

USE $2.00 off coupon from 4/19/09 Smart Source Insert
USE $3.00 off coupon from 5/17/09 Smart Source Insert

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Similac
(Ready to feed)

Sale $5.49
Minus Coupon $2
YOU PAY $3.49

USE $2.00 off coupon from 5/10/09 Smart Source Insert

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Walmart Deals

I went to Wal-Mart today and I found the following deals:


Kraft Salad Dressing

Sale for $1.50

Minus Coupon $1.50

Price FREE


Use coupons from 5/10/2009 Smart Sources Insert for $1.50

or go to http://www.coupons.com/ for $1.00


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Kraft BBQ Sauce

Sale for $0.98

Minus Coupon $1.00

Price FREE (Walmart owes you $0.02)


Use coupons from http://www.coupons.com/

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Triple Coupons at Bloom

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
May 15 thru May 17, 2009


Criteria:
1) Triple Coupons up to $0.99
2) Limit 20 coupons per visit, per day


Check out the weekly ad:
http://www.shopbloom.com/Savings/Specials/SouthCarolina.aspx


To work this deal, take your family and give them 20 coupons each and buy at one time or just go several times this weekend to get the deals.

Thanks to my mom for this heads up.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I just want to say "Happy Mother's Day" to all mothers, may your day be filled with love and pampering.

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FREE Online Cooking Classes/Club
Betty Crocker is bringing you a series of online cooking classes/clubs where you log on to your computer from the comfort of your home called The Mixer. Each week a new class line-up is featured and you will be given new recipes, tips, and secrets to creating delicious tasting and looking food. You can watch on demand or participate live using the chat feature to ask questions. The best part is these classes are FREE! The webcasts are in the evenings and on weekends to fit everyone's schedule. The class airing this week, "Wok it Out" deals with Asian cooking and airs again on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EST. Next week's topic is "Small Bites, Big Flavors". For more information check out The Mixer's website here.

KFC FREE Chicken Update
By now, many of you have probably heard that the KFC coupons for the FREE 2 piece grilled chicken meal have caused some chaos around KFC's nationwide! As a result of the long lines and frustrated customers, KFC has posted this announcement on their website saying that you will be issued a raincheck coupon for a future date (they will vary the dates so not everyone gets the FREEBIE on the same date). Your raincheck coupon will include the FREE 2 piece grilled chicken meal as well as a FREE Pepsi beverage. You'll still need to take your coupon into the KFC by May 19, 2009 (the expiration date of the coupon) in order to fill out the form for the raincheck coupon. Reportedly, some KFC's are still accepting the coupons so you may want to call your local restaurant first.

Thanks to Nicole at Nicole's Nicoles

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Oprah Winfrey Show/Kentucky Grilled Chicken Two-Piece Meal Coupon

Get two pieces of grilled chicken, two individual sides and a biscuit!

Limited Time Download Coupon download available from 9 a.m. CDT on May 5, 2009, to 9:59 p.m. CDT on May 6, 2009.

Coupon is redeemable at participating KFC® locations in the United States from May 5, 2009 to May 19, 2009—excluding Mother's Day, May 10, 2009.

Download your coupon!

Due to the overwhelming interest to download the grilled chicken coupon KFC is experiencing technical difficulties. We are aware of this problem and KFC is working to solve the issue as quickly as possible. Check back for updates.

* To download the coupon:If you're on a PC, right-click (Mac users: Ctrl-click) on the link above. Internet Explorer users, select Save Target As; Firefox users select "Save Link As."

Select where you wish to save the file on your computer, and then click "Save."

Once the file has been saved, go to the location where you saved the file and open it to view the coupon.

* Terms: Free offer good for two pieces of Kentucky Grilled Chicken™ (manager's choice) and two individual sides and a biscuit at participating KFC restaurants located in the Unites States, while supplies last. Limit one offer per coupon, one coupon per person during offer period. Must be redeemed in person. Not good with any other offers. No photocopied, mechanically reproduced or altered coupon accepted. Coupon cannot be sold or traded. Valid only if downloaded from UnthinKFC.com. Applicable tax extra. Void where prohibited. By downloading coupon, you agree that KFC is not responsible for any technical problems or malfunctions of computer systems, servers or printers or lost or unavailable network connections. You are limited to 4 downloads of coupon. Coupon fraud is punishable by law.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Few Things

If you can purchase your newspapers from Dollar Tree it will only be $1. If you got two newspapers it would be for $2. Where as if you would have paid $1.50 each which would be $3 for two papers. Then you could have actually gotten three newspapers for that price from Dollar Tree.

Stop by CVS & Rite Aid and get the May 2009 booklets near the weekly sales ads. Use the sales ad and the monthly booklet to see where you can save and get rebates.

Walgreen's has discontinued their Easy Saver Program.

FREEBIES:
free sample of Aveeno Nourish hair care
Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers - from Walmart
Enfamil LIPIL Formulas
free sample of John Frieda Root Awakenings hair care
GoodNites by Huggies
Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom and Mommie with Cents

Happy Couponing and Happy Savings

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Where to get coupons?

First location to look is in your Sunday newspaper

There are usually up to three coupon inserts in there, Red Plum (RP), Proctor and Gamble (PG), and Smart Source (SS).

Also within the newspaper are coupons as well as the newspaper magazine i.e. Parade.



Second location to look is on the Internet

Here are a listing of sites I look at a) http://www.coupons.com/
b) http://www.smartsource.com/ c) http://www.redplum.com/

You can also print website coupons twice. Once you print the first time just use the back arrow until you get back to the printing stage and it will print again.



Third location to look are in the Store Aisles

There are "BLINKIES" sticking out on shelves that blink, you pull out a coupon and it dispenses another one.

There are also coupons on product items.



Final location to look but not limited to are Magazines

Check out Health magazine, Men's magazine, Fashion magazines, Store magazines and etc.



There are other locations to get coupons just be on the look out.



There are many different types of coupons.

There are also paperless coupons. If you have a shopper's card in some stores you can download to your card i.e. Krogers.
(check out www.pgeverydaysolutions.com)

www.upromise.com allow you to download coupons in your shopper's card i.e. Ingles, Bi-lo as well as using your credit card at certain restaurants. The discount will not be taken at the register it will be taken at the end of the month and that savings will go to a College Savings 529 to a recipient of your choice.

There are codes you can use online to get a discount when you check out.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Stockpiling

In your couponing adventures please remember to stockpile.

Begin to stock up for yourself for future usage.

Then considering giving some of it, blessing someone in need; it could be someone on your job, a neighbor, someone at your church, and etc.

There are also charities you can donate to and as stated in an earlier blog you can get a tax write off for the full amount even though you may have paid pennies because of using coupons.

Finally, consider selling the items on eBay. This way you can get back double, triple and etc. what you purchased for it. If you sell on eBay it is best to sell in bundles instead of individually i.e. deodorant, toothpaste, razor and etc. Check out other sellers on eBay to see how you can sell.

Happy couponing and stockpiling.........