Thursday, June 30, 2011

Coupon Websites reload!!

Well, tomorrow is July 1st...  Which means we're just about to enter the 4th of July weekend.  But, since its the first day of the month, it also means that the coupon websites will reload with tons of new coupons.  Make sure you take time this weekend to stop by all of the websites to see what great coupons they'll be offering this month.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Sunday Coupon Preview for 7/3/11

Usually there are no coupons in the Sunday Paper the weekend before a holiday.  But, this week there are going to be coupons (Yay!)!
I am sure that these coupons, found in the P&G insert, will make for some fabulous deals!!

P&G Coupon Insert:
Always $.50/1 Pads, Clean or Feminie Cleansing Cloths
Always $.50/1 Pantiliner 30ct+
Always $1/1 Infinity 14ct+
Bounce $.50/1 dryer bar
Bounce/Downy $.35/1 sheets
Bounty $.25/1 napkins
Bounty $.25/1 towels or napkins
Cascade $1/1
Cascade $1/1 rinse aid
Charmin $.25/1
Clairol $1/1 hair color
Clairol $3/1 Nice ‘n Easy color blend foam or Perfect 10 hair color
Covergirl $1/1
Covergirl $2.50/2
Crest $.75/1 4oz+ toothpaste
Crest $.75/1 rinse 440mL+
Crest $5/1 3D White Advanced Vivid, Stain Shield, or Gentle Routine Whitestrips
Crest $7/1 3D White Professional Effects or 2 Hour Express Whitestrips
Downy $1/1 liquid fabric softener
Duracell $.50/1 Coppertop, Ultra Advanced, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries
Duracell $1.50/1 rechargeable batteries or charger or 6-pack+ hearing aid batteries
Febreze $.50/1 air effects
Febreze $.50/1 Set & Refresh
Febreze Buy one fabric refresher, get one air effects free up to $3.29
Febreze Buy one NOTICEables refill, get one NOTICEables warmer free up to $3.29
Gillette $1/1 body wash
Gillette $2/1 deodoratn ets
Gillette $2/1 Mach3 disposable 3ct, Sensor3 4ct or Custom Plus3 4ct
Gillette $2/1 manual or power Fusion ProGlide razor
Gillette $3/1 Mach3 cartridge
Gillette $3/1 Mach3 disposable 6ct, Sensor3 8ct or Custom Plus3 8ct
Gillette $4/1 Fusion cartridge including ProGlide 4ct+
Head & Shoulders B1G1 free shampoo or conditioner up to $12.99 ets
Herbal Essences/Aussie $3 off styler when you purchase any product ets
Ivory $.50/1 bar or bodywash or Safeguard bar or liquid handsoap
Metamucil $1/1
Olay $1/2 bars, body washes, in-shower body lotions or hand & body lotions ets
Olay $3/1 Pro-X, Regenerist or Total Effects facial moisturizer or facial cleanser ETS
Old Spice $1/2
Old Spice Buy one Fresh Collection or Red Zone product, get one body spray free up to $5.39
Oral-B $.75/1 floss or floss picks 30ct+
Oral-B $2/1 Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage, or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense manual toothbrushes
Pampers $1.50/1 limited edition prints diapers or splashers swim pants
Pampers $1.50/2 bags or 1 box of diapers or pants
Pantene $1/2 ets
Pepto $.50/1
Secret $1/2 ets
Tampax $.50/1 18ct+
Tampax $1/1 Pearl or Compak Pearl 18ct+
Tide $.35/1 Tide To Go
Tide $.50/1 detergent
Tide $.50/1 washing machine cleaner
Tide $1.50/1 Stain Release 26-50oz powder, 15-34ct duo pac or 36-68oz liquid
Tide $.50/1 stain release
Venus $2/1 razor or disposables razor
Venus $2/1 refill

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Banana Split Cake Recipe

Banana Split "Cake" recipe

This is one of my absolute favorite summer recipes!  I plan on making this for my family and a few friends during the 4th of July Holiday.  Enjoy!


9 Honey Maid Honey Grahams, crushed (about 1 1/2 Cups)
1 C. Sugar, divided
1/3 C. butter, melted
2 pkg. (8 oz each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 can (crushed) Pineapple in juice, drained
6 bananas, sliced
2 pkgs. (3.4 oz each) Jello vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
2 Cups cold milk
2 cups thawed cool whip topping, divided
1 C. chopped pecans


Mix crumbs, 1/4 C. sugar and butter, and press into the bottom of a 13x9 inch pan.  Freeze for 10 min.
Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar with mixer until well blended.  Spead carefully over crust; top with pineapple.  Slice 4 bananas and arrange over the top of the pineapple.

Beat pudding mixes with milk with whisk for 2 minutes until well blended.  Stir in 1 c. cool whip; spread over banana layer in pan.  Top with remaining Cool Whip.  Refridgerate for 5 hours.  Slice the remaining 2 bananas just before serving; arrange over dessert.  Top with nuts.


End of the month Coupons

It's the end of the month...  Which means that all of the coupons that are on the coupon websites will dissappear!  So, go ahead and print any that you haven't printed yet.  We'll be seeing a lot of new coupons on the first of July!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A couple of good price matching deals you can use at Walmart this week...

Each week when I make out my grocery list, I always have a price-matching section of my list.  Here are a few good prices that I found while going through my sales papers this week.  Price-matching always saves me the hassle of having to run to 6 different stores to get all of the best deals.  This works on everything except the ECB, RR, and Up bucks offers...  For those, you need to go to the stores themselves, because Wal-mart wont match them.

Rite Aid:

Edy's MAXX Ice cream, one pint 2/$5
Cereal- (Frosted Flakes, Raisin Bran, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Rice Krispies) $1.99- ( get coupons @
Jet Puff Marshmellows $.99- use $.20 off coupon/2 found in this Sunday's paper
Xtra Laundry Detergant (68-75oz) $1.99


Blue Bell Ice Cream- 64 oz.  $3.99
Angel Soft Toilet Tissue- 9 Big rolls- $4.00
Chicken of the Sa Tuna- $.55 each
Campbell's Chicken soup- ChickenNoodle or Tomato- coupons at
Kraft Mayo/Miracle Whip (30 oz)- $2.49- use $1.00/2 coupon found in last Sunday's paper making them $1.99 each
Sun Laundry Detergent- 75 loads- $2.99
Dawn Dish Detergent- 10.3 oz.- $.99
** Bounty Paper Towels- 6 rolls- $4.99- use $1.00 off coupon from last weeks paper making them $3.99 each


Lay's Potato Chips $1.88 each
Suddenly Pasta Salad $1 (use $.50/2 coupon that was in the Sunday Paper a few weeks ago, making them $.75 each/WYB 2)
hamburger Helper $1 (use $.75/3 coupon, making them $.75 each, when you buy 3)
Betty Crocker Cake Mix $1 (use $.75/2 coupon- making them $1.25 for 2)
General Mills Cereal- (Variety) 5 for $10... $2 each... (use coupons!)


Breyer's Slow Churned Icecream- $2.99
Heinz Ketchup- $1.99 (40oz.) (use $.50/1 coupon from a few weeks back)

These are just a few of the many deals this week.  All of these can be price matched at Walmart, to prevent you from running all over town.  Good luck!

$1 off Cream of Wheat with Wal-mart Scenario...

My kids love cream of wheat...  It's bestserved on a cold and chilly morning.  Living on the Gul Coast, it'll be a while before i have a morning like that.  but, I will still grab a box with this $1 off coupon and put it in the pantry until the weather is perfect!

Cream of Wheat- $3.48 at Wal-mart everyday
Score a box for $2.48!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Food Giant changes their Coupon Policy

Just a little "heads-up" to my Gulfport Couponers... 

Food Giant changed their Coupon Policy last week...  Instead of Doubling coupons up to $.60,  they now only double up to $.50...  I know, I know- I was dissappointed too!  But, don't worry.  It still makes for some great deals.  You just have to keep your eyes on those sale papers!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Couponer banned from Wal-mart for LIFE!

I came across this vieo earlier this evening...  A couponer was banned from Wal-mart for life.
Click the link below to watch the video:

This, is why it is so important to know your coupon policies for the stores in which you shop.  Its also extremely handy to have those coupon policies printed out and in your coupon binder.  And it's also very important to be nice and polite to the cashiers!!!  In a lot of cases, you may know more about there coupon policies than they do.  But, there is no need to argue.  Simply, pull out your copy of the coupon policy and show them.  If you have that coupon policy right in front of you, that stops all arguments in their tracks.  And for goodness sake, don't video a confrontation!!! :)

I definately think that this lady was wrong.  These are the people who give us couponers a bad name with stores-  and this is the reason that so many stores are beginning to change their coupon policies.
Most stores and cashiers are extremely helpful to couponers.  Remember the saying...  You catch a lot more flies with honey than vinegar! 

New Salsa Recipe

A few weeks ago, when I was literally swimming in fresh tomatoes from my garden, I posted an idea on what to do with all of them...  Salsa.  Last sunday at church, one of the sweet ladies in my church came up to me and told me that she had seen my Salsa article on my blog.  She handed me another Salsa recipe and told me how wonderful it was.  I have plans on trying the recipe next week.  But, in the meantime, I thought that I would share it with all of you!  It sounds wonderful! - Enjoy!


3/4 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar
6 tsp. minced garlic
4 tsp. Oregano
2 tsp. Cumin
4 TBS Cilantro
1tsp. salt
8 Cups tomatoes
15 large or 20 small Jalapeno Peppers- finely chopped ( the more seeds and veins you remove, the milder the Salsa will be)
1C. chopped onions
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Cook about 20 minutes- and place in jars (sealed).

Sunday Paper Coupon Preview for 6/26

It's that time again...
Time for the Sunday Paper Coupon Preview.  This week, there will be 2 inserts in your paper...  A Smartsource and a Redplum.  Happy Clipping!

RedPlum Coupon Insert
3 Musketeers Save $.50/2 (7/31)
Best Foods Save $.40/2 16.5oz+ products (7/24)
Body Fortress Save $3/1 powder (8/17)
C&H Save $.50/1 4lb or 5lb granulated sugar product (9/30)
Clemmy’s Save $1.50/2 sugar free ice cream products (9/1)
Coppertone Save $1/1 2oz+ (7/31)
Dove Save $.75/1 anti-perspirant/deodorant or body mist ets (7/24)
Dove Save $.75/1 beauty bar 6 pack+ (7/24)
Dove Save $.75/1 hair care product ets (7/24)
Dove Save $1/1 body wash 10oz+ (7/24)
Dove Save $2/1 Men+Care antirperspirant 2.7oz or deodorant 3oz ets (7/24)
Dove Save $4/1 Men+Care body and face bar 6 pack+ (7/24)
Dove B1G1 free Men+Care body and face wash 13.5oz+ or active clean shower tool up to Save $5.99 ets (7/24)
King’s Hawaiian Save $1/2 packages of 12-pack rolls or 4-pack sandwich buns (8/21)
Land O’Frost Save $1/1 sub sandwich kits (8/31)
Lipton Save $.40/1 tea bags, To Go, or any iced tea mix (7/24)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 root rescue product (8/21)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Excellence or Excellence to-go shade (8/21)
Luigi’s Save $.50/1 real Italian ice product (8/27)
Milk-Bone Save $1.50/2 dog snacks (8/26)
Milk-Bone Save $1/1 mini’s dog snacks (8/26)
Milo’s Kitchen Save $1.50/1 100% real dog treats 3.3oz or smaller (8/7)
Milo’s Kitchen Save $2/1 100% real dog treats 10oz+ (9/18)
Minute Maid Save $.50/1 frozen novelty product (8/27)
Nalley Save $1/1 pickles 16oz+ (9/5)
Nutro Save $3/1 Natural Choice dry cat food (8/28)
POND’S Save $1/1 cream, towelettes or cleansing product ets (7/24)
POND’S Save $1/1 wet cleansing towelettes 30 ct (7/24)
Pringles Save $.50/1 snack stack or stix (7/31)
Pringles Save $1/2 fat free pringles (7/31)
Pringles Save $1/3 super stack cans (7/31)
Purina Save $2/12 cans Mighty Dog food or 1 12ct pack (8/15)
Rubbermaid Save $1/1 beverage, pitcher, bottle or carafe (9/30)
S&W Save $1/2 The Recipe Collection beans (8/31)
Tums Save $1/2 24ct+ (8/31)
Whole Fruit Save $.50/1 fruit bars product (8/27)
Whole Fruit Save $.50/1 sorbet product (8/27)


  • $2/1 ACT Dry Mouth Bottle
  • $0.55/1 Barilla Piccolini
  • $1/1 ACT Product
  • $1/1 Banana Boat Product
  • $2/1 Bio-Oil Skincare Oil
  • $0.60/2 Blue Diamond Almonds
  • $0.60/2 Blue Diamond Oven Roasted Almonds
  • $0.50/1 Carefree Product
  • $0.40/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush or Wisp
  • $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste
  • $2/1 Cortizone-10 Hydrasensitive Lotion
  • $1/1 Cortizone-10 Product
  • $1/1 Crystal Ice Cream
  • $0.25/2 Crystal Single Serve Ice Cream
  • $0.75/1 Don Francisco’s Coffee
  • $1/1 Don Francisco’s Coffee Family Reserve
  • $0.50/1 Cheerios Original
  • $2/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Body Wash
  • $2/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer
  • $1/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Lotion or Cream
  • $1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product
  • $1/2 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
  • $1/2 Honey Maid Grahams
  • $1/1 Hot Pockets Snackers
  • $3/1 Innovadry Cat Food
  • $3/1 Innovadry Dog Food
  • $0.20/2 Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows
  • $0.75/1 Mitchum Product
  • $0.75/1 Mt. Olive Pickles, Peppers or Relish Product
  • $0.75/1 Nature Valley Granola Thins
  • $1/1 o.b. Product
  • $3/2 OFF! Area Product
  • $1/1 OFF! Area Product
  • $1/1 OFF! Clip-On Refill
  • $2/1 OFF! Clip-On Starter
  • $1/2 Ortega Green Chiles
  • $1/1 Ortega Taco Shells
  • $0.25/1 Palmolive Ultra Dish Liquid
  • $1/2 Pantene Product
  • $1/2 Purina Cat Snacks
  • $1.50/2 Purina Dog Snacks
  • $4/4 Purina Dog Snacks
  • $1/4 Purina Fancy Feast Appetizer Trays
  • $0.75/1 Resolve High Traffic Foam Product
  • $0.75/1 Resolve Product
  • $1/2 Revlon ColorSilk Product
  • B1G1 Schick Disposable Razors
  • $2/1 Schick Intuition Razor or Refill
  • $4.50/1 Schick Intuition Refill
  • $1/1 Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave
  • $0.55/1 Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Gel
  • $0.55/1 Stacy’s Pita Chips or Bagel Chips
  • B1G1 Stayfree Product
  • $0.40/1 Treasure Cave Cheese
  • $1/2 Tree Top Apple Sauce Product
  • $1/1 Trojan Condom Product
  • $1/1 Trojan Vibrations Product
  • $0.75/1 Twizzlers Product
  • $1/1 Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches
  • $1/1 Wonderful Pistachios
  • $1/1 Weber Seasoning
  • $1/1 Zantac Product

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Another awesome deal on Proglide Razors!

There have been TONS of deals on the Gillette Fusion Proglide Razors lately.  So far, I have gotten 6 for free and 2 for $.89-$.99 each.  Well there is yet another deal on the Proglide this week at Walgreens.

Gillette Proglide Razor price:  $9.89
use $4.00 off any one Gillette Fusion Proglide (found in last Sunday's Paper)
Receive $5.00 Register Rewards with purchase
Final Price:  $.89
Limit 1 RR per customer

I love these Razors!  Guess what all the men in my family are getting for Christmas?!! :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cooking with Coupons...

If you've noticed, there have been quite a few coupons out lately for the new Philidelphia Cooking Creme.  Since I had these coupons, I decided that I would try the product.  Let me share with you the recipe that I used.

Baked Rotini
What you need:
1 pound Cooked ground beef
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce (I used Ragoo that I got for .50 with coupons) :)
1 tub (10 oz.) philidelphia Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme (use $1.00 coupon found in last Sundays paper0
1 C. KRAFTshredded mozzerella Cheese, divided
3 C. cooked Rotini pasta

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Brown meat with onion in a large non-stick skillet.  Draincooked meat.  Stir in Spaghetti Sauce, 3/4 C. cooking creme, and 1/2 C.Mozzerella.  Cook and Stir for 3- minutes, or until Mozzerella is mlted.  Add cooked pasta and mix lightly.

Spoon into a 2-qt. casserole dish.  Top with remanig cooking creme and mozzerella.  Cover dish.

Bake 20 minutes, or until heated through, uncovering after 15 minutes.

I made this dish this evening (see picture above).  It was absolutely delicious.  Philidelphia Cooking Creme is deffinately a product that I will be buying again.  I hope that you will try the recipe.  If you are interested in finding more recipes for Philidelphia Cooking Creme, you can visit  Happy cooking!!! 

Sunday Paper Coupon Preview for 6/19

 There are sure to be some amazing deals this week...  There will be 2 coupon inserts in your local Sunday Paper...  A SmartSource and a RedPlum!  Happy Clipping!

 Smartsource coupon insert
Breakstone’s any new zesty blends sour cream Save $1/1 (7/31)
Curad any product Save $0.50/1 (9/19)
General Mills any cereals Save $1/2 (7/30)
Green Mountain Coffee any variety in a 10- or 12-oz bag Save $1.50/1 (7/31)
Jell-O any refrigerated snacks$0.35/1 (7/19)
K-cup any boxes of select brands portion cups Save $2/2 (7/31)
Kraft Dressing any 14oz or larger bottles Save $1/2 (7/17)
Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip any 22oz or larger Save $0.75/1 (7/17)
Mayfield dairy ice cream & Broughton dairy milk Save $1.50 wyb both (8/31)
Nasbisco any cookies or crackers 3.7oz – 25.2oz Save $1/2 (7/30) DND, DNT  (free with doublers)OFF! any deep woods personal insect repellant Save $0.75/1 (8/13)
OFF! any personal insect repellant$0.55/1 (8/13)
Oscar Mayer any packages of hot dogs Save $1/2 (8/14)Playtex any gentle glide tampons 18ct or larger Save $2.50/2 (8/13)
Scott towels or bathroom tissues redeemable at dollar general Save $1/1 (7/17) ETS
Yoplait Original or Light Yogurt 4pk any flavor Save $0.50/1 (8/13)
Yoplait any multipack (fiber one, yoplus, delights, yoplait light or original 4pk, yoplait greek 4pk) Save $0.50/1 (8/13)
Yoplait any flavor yogurt of: gogurt, kids cup, trix multipack, splitz Save $0.75/2 (8/13)

RedPlum Coupon Insert
Benadryl topical product Save $2.00/1 (12/31/12)Bengay product no trial Save $3.00/1 (9/30)
Brusher by Garnier Save $1.00/1 (9/19)
Caladryl product Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
cesar treats Save $1.00/1 (7/31)
Centrum Silver Women’s Centrum Silver Men’s Centrum Men’s Centrum Women’s 200 ct or more Save $4.00/1 (8/28)
Centrum Silver Women’s,. Centrum Silver Men’s, Centrum Men’s, Centrum Women’s Save $2.00/1 (8/28) ETS
Cooking Light magazine Save $.50/1 (9/23)
Cortaid poison Ivy removal scrub Save $1.00/1 (12/31/12)
Emerald Nuts Product 5oz or larger Save $1.50/2 (7/31) DND5
Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer Save $1.00/1 (9/19)
Health magazine Save $.50/1 (9/23)
InStyle Magazine July issue Save $1.00/1 (7/15)
InStyle magazine August issue Save $.75/1 (8/19)
I-Cook for menopause or I-cool +D for menopause + bone building Save $2.00/1 (8/31)
L’Oreal standard size 11oz Elnett hairspray, no 2.2oz trial size Save $3.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Ever Sleek, Ever Pure, Ever Strong shampoo or conditioner Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Ever Sleek, Ever Pure, Ever Strong treatment Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Healthy look creme floss color Save $2.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Kids shampoo or other kids products Save $.75/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal lash boosting serum or power system Save $2.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Paris eye cosmetic item Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
M&M’s brand pretzel chocolate candies 9.9oz or larger bag Save $1.00/1 (7/31)Mach3 disposable, Sensor 3 disposable or Custom plus 3 disposable Buy One get One Gillette series shave prep Free up to Save $2.50 (7/31)
Meow Mix Market Select single cat food cups on One variety pack Save $1.00/4 (8/13)
Meow Mix dry cat food 3.15 lb or larger Save $1.00/1 (8/13)
Pedigree canned food for dogs 13.2oz or 22oz Buy One get One FREE to to Save $1.19 (7/31)
Pop Secret product Save $1.00/2 (7/31) DND5
Quaker Life cereal boxes Save $1.00/2 (8/31)
Real Simple magazine Save $1.00/1 (9/16)
Scotties facial tissue 5 boxes or 2 multipacks Save $1.00 (7/18)
Venus refillable razor or Venus disables 2 ct, 3 ct or 6 ct Simply Venus 4 dt Daisy 4 ct or 8 ct or Daisy 10 ct, 12 ct or 18 ct Save $2.00/1 (7/31)
Venus Refill Save $2.00/1 (7/31)
Buy One Venus disposable and get One Satin care shave prep Free up to Save $2.50 (7/31)
Buy Two Zatarain’s rice mixes save Save $1.00 on Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausages (9/4)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cascade Deal at Walmart!

While shopping at Walmart yesterday, I ran across a great deal on Cascade...  They have trial packs of Cascade Complete for $.46 each...

I used a $.25 off of any Cascade....  Making them $.21 each...
Each pack has 3 Cascade Completes in it...  I bought 7 packs of them, making my total $1.40 for 21 Cascade Completes....  A 24 pack cost about $6.00... 

12 pack of Pepsi for $.99!!!


TODAY ONLY, you can receive a 12 pack of Pepsi for $.99 at CVS!
Simply go into your local CVS and scan your card at the Coupon Machine.  It will print you out a coupon for a $.99 12-pack of Pepsi. 

This is a great deal!  I plan on going to my CVS later today to take advantage of this deal!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Suave Deodarant only .47 at Walmart!!

There is a great deal on Suave Deodarant at Walmart!  Stock up price!!!

Suave Deodarant $.97 at Walmart
Use $.50 off any Suave Deodarant from sunday Paper 5/8
Pay .47 each!!!

Sunday Paper Coupon Preview for 6/12

There are 2 coupon inserts in this Sunday's Paper.... A Smartsource and a Redplum!!
 Ready... Set... Clip!!!

Smartsource coupon insert
Air Wick FREE warmer unit wyb any scented oil refill fragrance up to Save $2.19 (7/24)
Air Wick scented oil twin refill pack or (2) single refills Save $1/1 (7/24)
Air Wick freshmatic ultra odor detect starter kit Save $4/1 (7/24)Air Wick freshmatic refill B2G1 FREE up to Save $5.50 (7/24)
Ball realfruit pectin flex batch Save $1/1 (8/31)
Ball or Kerr jars, any case Save $0.75/1 (8/31)
Breakstone’s any sour cream dips Save $1/1 (7/15)
Chex Mix or Chex 100 calorie snack, any flavor, 4.5oz or larger Save $0.50/2 (8/6)
Crystal Light drink mix Save $1/1 (7/31)Fiber One cereal listed: Fiber One original, Fiber One honey clusters, Fiber One raisin bran clusters, Fiber One caramel delight, Fiber One frosted shredded wheat, Fiber One 80 calories Save $0.75/1 (7/23)
Finish Quantum 25ct, Finish Powerball 32 ct or Finish Gelpac 32ct Save $1/1 (8/7)
Finish Jet-Dry rinse agent Save $0.55/1 (8/7)
Finish dishwasher cleaner Save $0.40/1 (8/7)
Goodnites Underwear jumbo pack or larger Save $2/1 (7/9)
Grey Poupon mustard Save $0.75/1 (7/10)
Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper home cooked skillet meals, any flavor Save $0.75/3 (8/6)
Huggies any diapers Save $1.50/1 (7/9)
Huggies any little snugglers or little movers diapers Save $2/1 (7/9)
Huggies any baby wipes 64ct or larger Save $0.50/1 (7/9)
Luster 1 hour white Save $4/1 (7/31)
Luster white 7 (power white or sensitive) Save $1.50/1 (7/31)
Lysol Neutra Air fabric mist Save $1/1 (7/12)
Lysol Neutra Air aerosol can Save $1/1 (7/12)
Lysol no-touch hand soap system (starter kit only) Save $3/1 (7/13)Lysol any disinfecting wipes Save $1/2 (7/12)
Lysol any toilet bowl cleaners or no mess automatic toilet bowl cleaners Save $1/2 (7/12)
Lysol any multi-surface cleaner pourables Save $1/2 (7/12)
Lysol all purpose cleaner triggers or antibacterial kitchen cleaners Save $1/2 (7/12)
Lysol bathroom cleaners Save $1/2 (7/12)
Mitchum advanced control Save $0.75/1 (7/17)
Phillips Sonicare flexcare+ or flexcare rechargeable toothbrush Save $15/1 (7/31)
Phillips Sonicare rechargeable toothbrush (excludes xtreme battery) Save $10/1 (7/31)
Phillips Sonicare any multipack of brush heads or xtreme battery toothbrush Save $5/1 (7/31)
Raid Max bug barrier starter Save $3/1 (7/16)
Raid Max bug barrier refill Save $1/1 (7/16)
Shick Hydro razor, any Save $4/1 (7/24)Shick Hydro refill Save $2/1 (7/24)
Shick Hydro shave gel Save $0.75/1 (7/24)
Welch’s Essentials juice cocktail blend, any flavor Save $0.55/1 (9/15)
Yoplait Yogurt cups, any variety, includes original, light, thick & creamy or whips Save $1/10 (8/6)

RedPlum Coupon Insert
Ben & Jerry’s pints Save $1.00/1 (7/10)
Bounty Basic 6-roll ct towels or larger Save $1.00/1 (7/31)
Citracal Calcium+D slow release 1200 product Save $3.00/1 (7/31)
Citracal Calcium gummies or any citracal product Save $2.00/1 (7/31)
Dial Lotion or Body Wash Save $2.00/1 (6/30)
Ester-C tablet, gummy or powder Save $2.00/1 (8/9)
Goodlife recipe treats for cats Save $1.00/1 (8/6)
Herbal Essences or Aussie product Save $1.00/1 (7/31) ETS
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch and/or Raisin Bran Extra Cereals 15oz or larger Save $1.00/2 (7/24)
Motrin PM no trial Save $1.00/1 (7/30)
Natural Instincts Vibrant hair color product Save $3.00/1 (7/31)
Natural Instincts hair color product Save $2.00/1 (7/31)
Neosporin product and Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages product Save $1.50 when you buy both (8/31)
Neosporin product OR Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages product Save $.50/1 (8/31)
Neutrogena Men any Save $1.00/1 (9/30)
Neutrogena Suncare item any Save $1.00/1 (9/30)
One A Day multivitamin product Save $1.00/1 (8/12)
Osteo Bi-Flex caplets, softgels or powder no liquids Save $5.00/1 (7/30)
Pedigree Jumbone treats for dogs Save $1.00/1 (7/24)
Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mixes Save $1.00/2 (9/30)Precise product Save $3.00/1 (8/30)Purina Chef Michael’s canine creations cans Buy 4 get 2 FREE up to Save $2.38 (7/10)
Purina Chef Michael’s canine creations dry dinners Save $2.00/1 (7/10)
Purina Chef Michael’s canine creations 11.5 lb bag dry dinner Save $4.00/1 (7/10)
Renuzit Crystal Elements 18oz air freshening crystals Save $3.00/1 (6/26)
Renuzit adjustable air fresheners Buy 2 get One the same size FREE up to Save $4.17 (6/26)
Rogaine any Save $5.00/1 (9/30)
Sally Hansen Beauty Tool save Save $2.00 when you purchase Save $3.00 or more (8/31)
Scope mouthwash 710 ml or larger Save $1.00/1 (7/31)
Soft Scrub total or bleach clean product Buy one get one soft scrub cream cleanser or gel FREE no 36oz To Save $3.79 (7/10)
Sundown vitamin or supplement product Save $1.00/1 (7/26)
Sundown natural vitamin or supplement product Save $1.00/1 (7/26)
Tic Tac single pak or multipack Save $1.00/1 (8/31)Truvia natural sweetener any Save $1.00/1 (9/10)
Visine product any Save $1.00/1 (9/18)
Visine soothing wipes product Save $2.00/1 (9/18)
Visine product with Hydroblend Moisturizers Save $2.00/1 (9/18)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Stockpiling 101

Building your stockpile
In order to be a “serious couponer” you have to be prepared to build a stockpile.  It can be a small stockpile, or even a big one.  Everyone has a personal sense of how much stockpile to build for themselves and their families.  If you choose to stockpile, you will want to make sure to set aside a designated area to keep your stockpile.  Make sure that you keep it organized.   
One of the most important parts of stockpiling knows your sale cycles.  When an item goes on sale, and you have coupons for them, stock up while they are at rock bottom prices, so you won’t have to buy them at full price later.  You will want to keep a large quantity of coupons on hand for the items that you use, so that when there is a good deal, you will be able to buy a lot.  YOU WILL SAVE BIG MONEY BY DOING THIS!!!
Be careful of overbuying on items that have a shelf-life.  You will want to make sure that you rotate your stockpile and give away or donate the items that you know that you won’t use. 
*** Most deals at supermarkets and grocery stores repeat about every 4-6 weeks.  Some deals are annual (mostly seasonal- summer clearance, cheap candy after Halloween, Easter, etc.).

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sunday Paper Coupon Preview for 6/5

Last week was a sad week for couponers.  But, Sunday Paper coupons are back with a bang this week.   Here is a preview of what coupons will be in the paper.  **Remember to buy multiple papers-  its the best way to get the most savings.  They pay for themselves!!!
(FYI:  The First Sunday Paper of the Month usually has he best coupons!)

P & G Coupon insert Preview:

$3 PUR or PUR Flavor Options System (Pitcher or Faucet Mount) (7/31)
$1 any Prilosec OTC (7/31)
$2 Fixodent Cleaner (7/31)
$.50 Fixodent Adhesive (7/31)
$2 any Metamucil (7/31)
$1.50 Pampers Diapers or Pants (7/31)
$1.50 Pampers Cruisers , Swaddlers or Extra Protection Diapers (7/31)
$1 Oral B Pro-Health For Me CrossAction or Pulsar Manual Toothbrush (7/31)
$1 Crest Pro-Health For Me Toothpaste (7/31)
Buy Olay Bar, Bodywash or In Shower Lotion, & get $1 off Crest 3D White Vivid or Advanced Vivid Toothpaste (7/31)
$5 Crest 3 D White 2 Hour Express, Professional Effects, Advanced Vivid 14 ct, Vivid, Stain Shield Gentle Routine Whitestrips ETS (7/31)
$2 Crest Rinse 946 ml or larger (7/31)
$2 Oral-B Pulsar Manual Toothbrush (7/31)
$3 Oral-B Adult or Kids Battery Toothbrush (7/31)
$1 Crest Rinse 440 ml or larger (7/31)
75c Crest Toothpaste 4 oz or more or liquid gel (7/31)
75c Oral-B Satin, Glide Floss 30M or more, or Glide Floss Picks 30 ct or higher (7/31)
B1G1 CrossAction Manual Brush – up to $3.99 (7/31)
Buy 1 Venus Refills, get 1 Olay hand & body lotion FREE – up to $7.00 (7/31)
Buy 2 Secret Scent Expressions, get 1 Secret body spray free – up to $5.00 (7/31)
$2 Venus refillable razor or pack of disposable razors (7/31)
$1 Secret Clinical or Natural Minerals deodorant ETS (7/31)
$5 two Covergirl Natureluxe products (7/31)
$1 any Covergirl product (7/31)
$1 Always Infinity, 14 ct or higher (7/31)
$3 Two Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl, 18 ct or higher (7/31)
$1.50 Two Tampax, 18 ct or higher (7/31)
$.50 Always Pads, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths (7/31)
$.50 Always Pantyliner, 30 ct or higher (7/31)
$3 Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleaner, ETS (7/31)
$1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, ETS (7/31)
$3 Nice ‘n Easy Perfect 10 or Color Blend Foam hair color (7/31)
$1 Nice ‘n Easy hair color (7/31)
$1 Two Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner ETS (7/31)
$1 TWO Pantene products ETS (7/31)
$2 Gillette ProSeries Skin Care product (7/31)
$4 Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor (7/31)
$1 TWO Old Spice products 1.7 oz or larger (7/31)
Buy Old Spice Deodorant, get Old Spice Body Wash up to $5.99 (7/31)
$1 Gillette ProGlide or Fusion Shave Prep (7/31)
$1 Gillette Deodorant (7/31)
$10 Braun Male Series Shaver 3,5 or 7 (7/31)
B1G1 Gillette Bodywash, ets, uo to $4.99 (7/31)
$.25 Charmin (7/31)
$.50 Downy Liquid Fabric Softener or Dryer Sheets (7/31)
$.25 Cascade (7/31)
$1 Cascade Rinse Aid (7/31)
$1 Bounty Napkins (7/31)
$.35 Tide (7/31)
$1 Tide To Go (7/31)
$1 Tide Stain Release Product (7/31)
$3 26-50 oz Powder, 15-34 ct DUO Pac or 36-68 oz liquid Tide Stain Release (7/31)

6-5 Smartsource Coupon Preview
A1 Steak Sauce or Marinade 10oz+ Save $1/1 (7/3)
Ban Solid Save $.75/1 (7/31)
Ban 1.5oz+ Save $.40/1 (7/31)
Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Mixes Save $.50/2 (7/30)
Bic Flex4 Razor 3-pack, Bic Flex3 Razor 4 pack Save $3/1 (7/17)
Bic Comfort 3 Advance Razor 4 pack, Bic Hybrid Advance Razor Save $3/1 (7/17)
Chicago Cutlery Single Knife Save $2/1 (8/31)
Colgate Toothpaste 4 oz+ Save $.75/1 (6/25)
Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush excluding Colgate Plus or Extra Clean Save $.75/1 (6/25)
Duncan Hines Premium Cake Mix or Brownie Mix free to Save $2.50 wyb any 2 Duncan Hines products (9/5)
Dan-o-nino Dairy Snacks 6 or 12 pack Save $1/1 (7/31)
Danimals Save $1/1 (7/31)
Efferdent Save $2/2 (7/30)
Emery Cat Board no refills Save $5/1(6/30)
Excedrin 20ct+ Save $.75/1 (7/16)
Excerin 80 ct+ Save $1.50/1 (7/16)
John Frieda Save $2/1 (7/31)
John Frieda Precision Foam Colour Save $3/1 (8/27)
French’s Dijon Mustard Save $.75/1 (9/30)
Mentos UP2U Gum one pack Save $1/1 (7/20)
Mentos Gum 50 pc+ bottle Save $1/1 (7/20)
Mentos Gum 15 pc+ Save $1/3 (7/20)
Nexcare Save $.55/1 (10/31)
Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffers Microwavable Meal Save $1/1 (7/30)|
Red Baron Singles Save $.75/1 (8/7)
Resolve Laundry Pre-Treat Save $.50/1 (7/17)
Resolve in-Wash Stain Remover Save $1/1 (7/17)
Seattle’s Best Coffee Iced Latte 4-pack Save $2/1 (8/7)
Tully’s K-Cup portion packs Save $2/2 (7/31)
Tully’s Coffee 12 oz bag Save $1.50/1 (7/31)
V8 Splash 45 oz+ Save $1/2 (7/17)
V8 100% Vegetable Juice 46 oz+ Save $1/1 (7/31)
V8 100% Vegetable 46 oz+ Save $2/2 (7/31)
Welch’s Fruit Snacks or Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks 3 ct, 10ct, 24 ct, or 40ct Save $1/2 (7/17)
Welch’s Fruit Snacks 40 ct box Save $1.50/1 (7/17)
Yoplait Frozen Smoothie Save $.75/1 (7/30)

You've gotta talk the talk, if your gonna walk the walk...

“Couponing Lingo”
Couponing Lingo can be difficult to understand at first… and a bit overwhelming!  Here is a list of the most commonly used Couponing abbreviations:
B1G1- Buy one, get one free
B2G1- Buy two, get one free
Catalina or CAT- coupon dispensed at the register along with your receipt.
DND- Do not double.  Manufacturers coupons that have this printed on them are not supposed to be doubled at stores that double coupons.  However, if the number below the barcode on the coupon begins with a “5”, they will often times double.  The ones that start with a “9” will not.
Double Coupon- Store coupon that a grocery store will use to double the amount of a man. Coupon.
GM- General Mills
Hangtag- Coupon found hanging from a tag around the neck of a bottle or jar.
Insert- Booklet of coupons found in your Sunday Newspaper.
MIR- Mail in Rebate, found on the product in the store.
MM- Moneymaker- a deal in where after a coupon or after mail in rebate, you make money with an overage of some sort.
MQ- manufacturer coupon, a coupon issued by the Manufacturer of the product (as opposed to a store coupon which is issued by the store.
OOP- Out of Pocket
OYNO- on Your Next Order- wording that is found on a Catalina or Register Reward coupon which entitles you to a certain amount of money off of your next purchase.
PG or P&G- Procter & Gamble coupon insert found in your Sunday Paper.
POP- Proof of Purchase- required for a refund and in most cases required for a mail in rebate.
Printable- a coupon that you print from your computer.
RC- Raincheck- a slip of paper that a store issues when they are out of the product listed as their promotion, entitling you to come back later and get the same product for the same deal.
RP- Red Plum- insert found in your Sunday paper.
RR- Register Rewards- name of the Catalina promotion at Walgreen’s
SS- SmartSource- insert found in your Sunday Newspaper.
Stacking- When you use an in-store coupon along with a manufacturer’s coupon.
WYB- When you buy

(I recommend keeping a copy of this in your coupon binder)