Friday, September 25, 2009

What's in your pantry?

I found a wonderful recipe website called Recipe Key. You pick from a list the items you currently have in your pantry, fridge, garden, etc. and then it finds recipes for you based on the items you have on hand. Since I am trying to save money on our groceries, this resource is extremely useful because it helps me buy fewer things at the grocery store and help ensure that things don't go bad in my pantry. Here is the link....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pull-Ups Flushable Wipes Coupon - only $ 0.64 each

There’s a new $2/2 Pull-Ups Flushable Wipes printable coupon available. The soft packs of Flushable Wipes are just $1.64, so that makes them $0.64 each after coupon!

Huggies Pull-Ups Flushable Wipes, $1.64
$2/2 Pull-Ups Flushable Wipes printable
$0.64 after coupon!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Example: A Few Current Deals

These are current deals to give you an idea of what you can expect from future post. These 3 deals contain "printable" coupons which you can access now. Start clipping coupons out of the Sunday paper and saving them, because only about 30% of the good coupon deals available are "printable". Please note: The retail price listed is Walmart's price and can vary from store to store.

Smithfield Bacon--$2.58
Use $3/1 coupon here

Here's a great coupon for those of you who like Bacon: Go to the sign-up at the top of the page here and fill in your information and you'll then receive a $3/1 coupon for Smithfield Bacon which you can print twice.
I'm not sure that I've seen this bacon in our stores before, but I don't ever buy bacon either, so I may have just missed it. However, I'm guessing that if your store sells it, $3 off the regular price is going to make for a great deal--possibly even free!
Thanks, Money Saving Madness!

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits Jr. Golden Layers Buttermilk biscuits (6 oz.)--$0.74
Use $1/1 coupon here

I am guessing this coupon will go like hot cakes so print yours while you can! Go here to print a coupon for $1 off any size of Grands! biscuits. (If you don't use Firefox, here's the IE link and here's the Safari link.) You should be able to print this coupon twice per computer.
Use this coupon on the 5-count rolls of biscuits which are often on sale for $1 and you'll get them for free!
Thanks, Freebies 4 Mom!

Glade Sense and Spray--$5
Use $4/1 coupon from the 8/23 SmartSource insert or $4/1 coupon here
$1 after coupon

Walmart vs. HEB - My Pick

Most of the blogs I get my freebie and saving information from pairs up coupons with Walmart's prices. I have heard that shopping at Walmart saves you a lot more money than shopping at HEB. I tried using my coupons at Walmart and had nothing but problems (with the cashier that is) and only left with about 1/2 of what I went in for because the cashier wouldn't let me use particular coupons (which I should have been able to use according to Walmart's Coupon Policy). In addition, I got the classic "come on" huffs and puffs from the customers waiting in line behind me!! Note: when using multiple coupons, be sure to inform the cashier prior to the transaction that you will be using multiple coupons, therefore she/he has the option of closing the lane until the transaction is complete to prevent this problem. If she/he chooses not to turn off their light indicating the lane is closed, than the "come on" huffing and puffing is her/his problem, not mine ;) !!! Anyway, I used the rest of my coupons at HEB. I found that the prices at HEB were comparable to Walmart!! Most items were the same price, and those that were different were only by about .01 - .05 cents. I personally am willing to pay a few more cents for the convenience and customer service that HEB provides!!! I simply used the self check out line and had NO problems scanning my coupons and receiving my discounts. So, in the future I think I will use HEB rather than Walmart to redeem my coupons. There system makes the entire process go a lot smoother! Please note that any post I make on here will list Walmart's price as that is the information I have access to, but know that these prices are similar to HEB's and you can still get these savings at HEB as well! Happy Shopping Friends!!!

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I would like to share my savings with you, so as I find good deals, I will be posting them to this site. Check back often for the latest savings!

The Power of Coupons to Save Big!

In addition to the Freebies I picked up with coupons, I got a few items that I had to pay out of pocket for, but still saved quite a bit of money!
Here is a breakdown:
(4) Glade Sense & Spray Starter Kits - retail $5.00 each (used $4.00 off each coupons bought on Ebay for approx. $1.00 for 10, I'll use the others another time, paid $1.00 each)
(2) HEB Sure Comfort Pantiliners - retail $2.14 (used a coupon I received at the HEB Baby & Child Expo for $1.00 off each - paid $1.14 each)
(2) Febreeze Reed Diffuser - retail $4.50 each (used $3.00 off coupons bought on Ebay for approx. $1.00 for 10, I'll use the others another time - paid $1.50 each)
(1) Clorox 2 Color Safe Bleach (small) - retails approx. 4.14 (used a Blinkie coupon - the coupons that print out at the end of your purchase that they give to you at checkout, for $3.00 off - paid $1.14 - plus I got a bottle of bleach for free with purchase of Clorox 2 see previous post)
Retail Price of All Items: $37.42
I Paid (after coupons): $10.42 + $3.00 paid to obtain coupons on Ebay = $13.42
Grand Total Savings = approx. $24.00

The Power of Coupons to get Freebies

I Got All These Items for Free!!

I have recently become a member of several coupon blogs and have been learning a lot about using coupons to reduce your grocery bills. Check out these two blogs to learn more about couponing and Regular updates on the blogs inform you of the latest and best deals. One of the best features of is the "Deals of the Week" for WalMart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. Each week, the author informs you of coupons you can use, with products at regular or sales price to get huge savings, in addition to many free items. I have been saving coupons for months now and decided to put my coupon use to the test. I got all the items in the picture above for FREE!!! Here is the breakdown:

(11) Johnson and Johnson Bath Bars - retail for $0.98 each (used 11 coupons I purchased for approx. $1.00 on Ebay)

(3) HEB Infant Pain Relief Drops - retail for approx. $5.50 each (used coupons I received at the HEB Baby & Child Expo)

(1) HEB Gas Relief Drops - retail for approx. $3.25 (used coupons I received at the HEB Baby & Child Expo) (I'll be giving this to Kristin)

(2) Huggies Pull Ups Flushable Wipes - retail approx. $1.64 each (Printable coupon - $2.00 off any Huggies Diaper Product )

(4) Kotex Pantiliners (small package) - retail $1.00 each (Used coupon for $1.00 off any Kotex product)

(1) Clorox Bleach - retail $1.89 (Got free with purchase of Clorox 2 for Colors)

(1) Bath & Body Works Trail Size Lotion -retail $5.00 (Used coupon received in mail for free trail size product, no purchase necessary - sign up at at the bottom of the page - current offer says "free with any purchase")

(1) JC Penny Toddler Outfit - retail value $9.98 (Used $10 or purchase of $10 coupon I received in mail for being a card holder - I get these every 3 months or so)

Grand Total Savings = Approx. $ 54.68

I am hoping that by posting my savings, you will be inspired to start couponing too!! Plus, I am proud of my accomplishment!! Check my blog again soon for more information on how to get freebies like this and awesome savings too!