Sunday, June 5, 2011

Attention: We can all have FREE stuff!

Honest to goodness, if someone had told me how to do this a long time ago, well I would have more money now, that's!


It doesn't seem take very much compulsion to achieve an impressive load of stuff! Today I spent $11, and only (ONLY used coupons from THIS weeks paper)

Here's how you can go get the same deal!

You'll need this weeks coupons from the newspaper (6-5)

At CVS: In the simplest of terms, you are going to split your transactions up, so that you earn more reward bucks than you spend, and continually roll your rewards to the next transaction.

WATCH!! (Yes I am excited... who doesn't love free stuff!)

Transaction #1
Buy   2 Crest Pro Health Mouthwash ($4.50 each on sale)
Use 2 x $2/1 coupons in 6-5 paper
Total $5.00
Get $5.00 rewards to use next

Transaction #2
Buy 2 Colgate Max toothpaste ($2.79 each on sale)
Buy 1 Dawn dish soap (99 cent sale)
Buy Excederin 8 count (99 cents sale)
Use 2 x $1/1 Colgate from 6-5 paper
Use 50 cents/1 Dawn from 5-22 paper
Use $5 reward from transaction #1
Total  $0.06
Get $4.99 rewards to use next

Transaction #3
Buy 2 Oral B Pulsars ($6 each on sale)
Use 2 x $2/1 coupons from 6-5 paper
Use $4.99 reward from transaction #1
Total $3.01
Get $6 rewards to use next

Transaction #4
Buy 2 John Frieda Full Repair Stylers ($5 each on sale)
Use 2 x $2/1 coupons from 6-5 paper
Use $6 reward from transaction #1
Total $FREE
Get $3 rewards to use next

Transaction #5
Buy 2 Granier Fructis Shampoo/Conditioner (2/$5 on sale)
Use 2 x $1/1 coupons from 6-5 paper
Use $3 reward from transaction #1
Total $FREE

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Veet Moneymaker at Rite Aid

(Photo credit: Coupon Pro Blog)
Rite Aid deal scenario starting 6/5 (in most regions):
Buy 2 select Veet products with prices possibly starting at $4.79 each
TOTAL = $9.58
Use the $2/1 in ad coupon found in the 6/5 weekly ad (Limit 1 per customer)
Plus, use 2 $2/1 Facebook coupons found here
PAY = $3.58
Get a $5 +Up Reward (when you buy 2)
FINAL COST = FREE + a $1.42 moneymaker!
Veet automatically posts to your profile that you got scored a coupon from them, so feel free to delete that post.
(thanks @frugallifeofamom)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sticky Quick Reference for a beginner

With all of the different coupon policies, and combining different coupon type questions, I found I needed a quick reference to answer most of my usual questions. I am still a newbie, and as organized as I wanna be, I still rife through a pile of coupons in the middle of the store with a baby and a 3 year old....enough said. Any little time saver is helpful! Print these out, put them in the front of the binder :)


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Walgreens Wrap-Up

Here's the low down from Walgreens this week, from a girl with a sad sad binder! Week #1 couponing, bought 2 newspapers, had doubles of all coupons. Week #2 couponing, NO INSERTS! Ordered 100 food and grocery coupons form ebay for $1.49 shipped. (Sidebar ;-) 

So I do have to say that my low variety and stock of coupons limited what I was able to do, but for the beginners out there, I got all you see here for $16. Pretty sweet to me :) I hate it when we run out of lotion and I have to go spend $5.49 or something.

YAY mini-stockpile :)

Royal Gelatin- Walgreens coupon (available IN the store) 5/$1
Zone Power Bars 2/$3- use 2-SS 5/22 55 cents/1
Arizona- all flavors 99 cents, B1G1
Suave- Get $3 Register Rewards when you spend $10
Lotion 2/$6- use 2-SS 5/22 $1/2
Styling Products 2/$6 use 2-SS 5/22 $1/2
Shampoo/Conditioner SALE $1.00
Listerine Whitening SALE $3.49, Get $2 RR, $1/1 SS 5/22
2 x Colgate Whitening SALE 99 cents, use 2-SS 5/22 $1/1
Luster Whitening Toothpaste SALE $4.49, use $3/1
Wet and Wild lipstick 49 cents clearance
8 pack Tuf paper towels Reg $5, use $1/1(Available in store)

All in all a good trip for me, and the best part is that I can see the time when I will have so many more match-ups available to me that it does become a little addicting!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Royal Gelatin 20 CENTS at Walgreens

Love LOVE it when a great deal is JUST easy :)

Print this coupon

Renpure FREE at Rite Aid

Renpure Organics Shampoo or Conditioner 8 - 13.5 oz. Plus applicable sales tax Limit 2 +UP offers per household.
price with wellness+ card

(After $4.99 +up reward, it's like getting it for FREE!)

On sale until 06/02/2011

NEW Rite Aid Coupon Policy

Rite Aid has updated their coupon policy, with the biggest changes being the B1G1 FREE coupon acceptance policy and the number of like-coupons allowed.

Knorr Chinese Chicken Recipe

In honor of my great deal on Knorr Pasta Sides this week, had to post this yummy recipe!

Tops last week
Knorr Pasta Sides 3/$2
SS 5/22 $1/3

Final Price 33 CENTS each!

Knorr Chinese Chicken

Monday, May 30, 2011

Extreme Couponing 1

The recent TLC hit has brought this phenomenon to millions of households, leaving us all with the question, HOW!?!

Take a quick tour through the basics, and with your first free item, you will be hooked!

A free meal is FANTASMIC!

1. A Binder- I like to alphabetize my coupons by brand name
2. A stockpile of coupons! Click HERE for resources to stock up!

1. Don't use your coupons until items are on sale!
2. Match your coupons with in-store sales. Current Match-Ups

Case and Point...
Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce, 18 oz, $0.79
Use $1/1 Sweet Baby Rays 18 oz 5/22/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
Final Price: FREE

NOW...Download this ULTIMATELY useful spreadsheet and know ahead of time, JUST what you are spending!

*Add your coupon items and prices
*Automatically doubles coupons under 99 cents
*Add sale prices and qty to calculate your totals

Magnum Chocolate Match-up

Magnum 3 Pack Ice Cream Bars $3.29 – $3.99 (Regular Price)
Use $1/1 Magnum Ice Cream Bars 3-pk. Target Web Coupon x5/31
Stack w/ $1/1 Magnum Ice Cream 5-22-11 RP x7/30
Final Cost: as low as $1.29

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Get your BBQ on!

Bar-s 16 oz. Hot Dogs
$1.00/2 5/22 Sunday Inserts
Tops Bonus Card Price 10/$10
Final Price 50cents each when you buy 2!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sweet...Free Desserts!

The best thing about free desserts, is when they are microwavable! Yes, I am that lazy...just kiddin' I have 4 kids, I don't have time to be lazy!

Easy Peasy! 
1/2 box brownie mix (2/2 last week at Tops w/ 50cents off coupon=FREE)
1/2 box instant pudding (75 cents last week at Wegmans, 40 cent off coupon=FREE)
1 egg (staple)
1/4 cup oil (staple)

Make pudding as directed, set in fridge till your done
mix 1/2 box brownie mix with 1 egg and 1/4 cup oil
separate into 4 little bowls
microwave 50% power uncovered for 6 minutes
cover with pudding
(I decorated mine with some Easter candy)

The brownie cooks perfectly, and ends up warming the pudding into some kind of molten creation!

Friday, May 27, 2011

How I kicked Tops butt

Bottom Line: RTV $77.23
FFP (Frugally Fantasmic Price) $21.97

My big Haul:

2 Degree Deodorants
3 Ragu Spaghetti Sauces
3 Suave Body Wash's
2 Bar-S Hot Dogs
2 Tabasco Sauces
4 Polar 1Ls
2 Wish Bone Salad Dressings
3 Hellmann's Mayonnaise's
1 Crest Toothpaste
1 Crest Toothbrush
3 Knorr Pasta Sides
2 Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ

So although this is not Thousands of dollars in free goods, It goes to show what can be done with NO stockpile. That's 78 CENTS EACH for items ranging from $1-$5 retail. All of the items purchased were coupons from THIS WEEKS newspaper ad. IMAGINE what can be done with a properly filled binder of coupons!

How'd I do it?

For Example....Degree-
Regular price $4.99 ea / Final Price 2/$1.50
Tops Bonus Card sale 2/$5 / B1G1 coupon + $1.00 off

Why? Because I purchased 2 items, I can use 2 coupons. EVEN though they are applying to the same item.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Look out world!

Welcome hoppers!
Although this is a brand new, ultimately under construction blog, I do hope you will follow us and come back soon to see what's in store!

EXTREME couponing tips, tricks, and LINKS!

Come back soon to plan your menu for PENNIES including recipes and menu planner!

In the mean time check out my other blog, Cute-Ecakes!