Thursday, April 28, 2016

It's Q-pon Christmas in May!

Hey, Y'all!
We are expecting FIVE (5) coupon inserts this weekend.  I hear through the coupon grapevine that there will be some awesome coupon match ups that will save us all tons of money.  I will send a list of my favorite coupon matchup sites tomorrow.  Match up sites are websites, twitter, or facebk pages that actually post sales and the coupons to use with those deals to get items for free or almost free. 

Note:  Yes, I am on facebook, instagram, and twitter.  However, I do not accept friend requests because I only have those accounts for the coupons and deals.  AND, with ten kids, I really don't have the time to chit chat on social media and then hang around to see if someone liked what I posted.   May be in a few years, once I get organized. :o)

The five inserts expected this weekend:  RedPlum #1   RedPlum #2      SmartSource #1    SmartSource #2  P&G 5/1
As always, the actual inserts and the coupons they contain will vary from state to state, city to city, and even from one neighborhood to another.  The face value of the coupons and the number of inserts will also depend on the region, city, or state where you buy your paper.

I have been testing out a website that claims to stop those annoying robocalls.  At its peak, we were receiving so many robocalls that we stopped answering our home phone and only used the cell phones.  Blocking did not work because the robocallers/telemarketers started cloning other phone numbers.  Want to stop the robocalls for good??? Go to Nomorobo.com.

I was getting at least 15 to 20+ calls a day.  Now, I get zero!!!  I followed the directions carefully and did exactly what they said to do.  Now, I can answer my home phone without hearing, "Hi, this is Debbie from cardholder services...".  In the first couple of days, a call or two got through.  But, all I had to do was add that particular number to the Nomorobo blocked list and finally we are robocall free!  There is no charge for the service. 

If you have elderly parents, sign them up for this service.  The elderly are especially susceptible to robocall or telemarketer scams.  They are lonely and just want someone to talk to.  So, sign them up and then call and spend a few moments on the phone with them and ask about their day.

Enjoy the cool weather.  
ShaRon :o)


Friday, April 22, 2016

Coupon Previews & Stock up Deals!

Hey, Everyone!

Just a couple of links to get you started on next week's shopping sprees :o)

CouponPreviews for April 24, 2016
Two coupon inserts expected:  SmartSource & RedPlum
Deal Match ups for your favorite local supermarket:  This link has coupon policies & weekly deal match ups for many of your local retailers (pharmacies and supermarkets).

FINALLY, just two days left for this great deal on copy paper at Staples stores (not valid online) Staples.com/coupons   Prices shown are after rebates. 


ShaRon :o)


Thursday, April 21, 2016

CVS Advisor Panel & Blue Cross Blue Shield Rewards

Hey, Y'all!

I am so incredibly busy and have been over the last six months.  I promise when I get a moment to do so, I will tell you all a little about my family's journey to recovery.  But, in the meantime, I will give you a little help I can give you to help you save more dollars everyday.

First, I want to encourage you to join the CVS Advisor Panel.  Once you join, about once a month and sometimes less often, you will get an invite to complete a survey.  If you qualify for the survey, you will receive a CVS ExtraCare Bucks Reward for from $5 to $15.  The survey posts in the wee hours of the morning and occasionally early afternoon.  You really have to jump on it because once the available slots have been filled, the survey closes.   I lucked up on $5 this morning.  I will use that $5 to grab some great discounts this coming weekend. 
Click this link: <https://cvs.opinioninsight.com/> or <CVSAdvisor.com>

 

Next, if you are have CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance or FEPBlueCross/BlueShield Insurance,
you are sitting on a veritable gold mine of rewards.  These rewards are meant to monitor your health and get you on the road to a healthier lifestyle. 
Depending upon your age and when your coverage began, you have from 120 days to one year to complete the tasks. 
Each adult
can "earn from $100 to $600 to a family maximum of $75 to $1,500 per year for taking certain steps to get and stay healthy. 
Your reward can be used toward your annual deductible; out-of-pocket costs like co-pays;
coinsurance related to eligible expenses (medical, prescription drugs, dental, and vision)..."


As far as I could tell from my online "research" all other brands of Blue Cross Blue Shield offer the "Blue Rewards". 
You can find out for certain by either calling the customer service number on the back of your insurance card
or go to your Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance website and search "blue rewards".



(Each task below will earn you FEPBlue Cross/Blue Shield "Blue Rewards")


I did not do any "Blue Rewards" tasks last year and I could just kick myself for missing out on all that money. 
The previous year my husband and I earned a total of about $400 and did not complete all the tasks. 

After completing your first task, you will receive a debit/credit card. 
The card will be automatically loaded with rewards every time you complete a task.
The "Blue Rewards" debit card can only be used for co-pays, prescription meds, over the counter meds, and other health related purchases. 

Here are the links to sign up:   CareFirst "Blue Rewards", FEPBlue Rewards, and a video explaining Carefirst "Blue Rewards". 
The sign up process and navigation through the tasks can be a bit tedious but so worth the effort. 
If you need help, I will be so very glad to help you. Just send me an email.

If you do not have Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, ask your insurance provider if your plan includes monetary health rewards for a healthy lifestyle.

Have Fun Saving Money!!!
ShaRon :o)


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Just a Few Coupon Things...

Hey, Everyone!
First, I must apologize for not keeping y'all up to date on the happenings lately.  My family life keeps me so busy that I can hardly catch my breath.  I have a house filled with the chatter, laughter, and antics of 10 children and their father who now live with my husband and I.  We are living the life we prayed for so we are by no means complaining.  I just sayin' please forgive me for not keeping you informed.

On to the happenings...
Harris Teeter is having their Super Double Deal Extravaganza thru Tuesday.  They are doubling coupons with a face value of up to $2!  So, all of your coupons will be worth twice as much.  For example, a $2 coupon will be worth $4!!!  Harris Teeter only allows 3 identical coupons and a total of 20 coupons per card per day. Their rain checks never expire.

Use the Hot Coupon World database to sort on $1 and $2 coupons.  Go to the column that says "value".  Click on it and choose $1 or $2.  All of the current $1 or $2 coupons will be listed.  If you need help.  Just drop me a line and I will be more than happy to help.

Remember, ShopRite doubles coupons with a face value of us to and including $1.  Most other stores only double coupons with a face value of up to 99¢.   They allow 4 of the same coupons per card and only 20 total coupons per card per day.

The links below will help you plan ahead.  Remember, coupons are regional and will probably vary as to face value, if they appear in the inserts as listed.  The insert schedule is a guide.  There may be more or less inserts than expected.
​Next week:  Do you have FEPBLUE Blue Cross Blue Shield from the Federal Gov't?  If so, you may be wasting up to $300+ dollars every year and not know it.  I will send you links next week to show you how to get those dollars on debit cards that you can use for over the counter medical expenses this year and every year.

​Happy Couponing!!!​

ShaRon
:o)


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Is it really on sale???

Coupon preview for April 17th: 2 inserts (RedPlum & SmartSource)

Lots of awesome coupons appeared in the coupon inserts this past weekend.  Don't waste your coupons on items that are either not on sale or are not really on sale.  Look at the items below.  According to my buying guidelines, the item on the left is on sale but the other is not. 

I try not to purchase items that are not on sale for at least 25%-30% or more off the regular price.  If I have a coupon for a sale item, I can match it with that item and get it for 50%-75% or more off the regular price. 

I have a $1 coupon for Nivea that appeared in this week's Smart Source.  My supermarket doubles $1 coupons..  I will be able to purchase the lotion for $1 using my doubled $1 coupon.  I do not have a coupon for the Nivea lip care.  If I had a $1 coupon for the lip care, I might buy one or two but I would not stock up

The 10 pairs of little ashy arms and legs at my house will need lots of Nivea this summer. 


Remember, always check the fine print on the price tag.  Is it really on sale? 

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Heads Up!

Heads up on a great Staples Deal ends Today so print your coupon or show it on your smart phone (4 ream limit) Staples 1¢ per Ream Ends today!!!
Another Staples Deal for a 10 Ream case
Staples $7.99 per case (10 Reams)
Great Deals Next Week:
  • on Large Eggs - 99¢/doz at Walgreens (Limit 4) with card thru March 24th (after Thursday, March 25th - $2.49)
  • on Tide Simply Clean & Fresh at Weis - $1.97 Get a Weis card at the customer service counter before checkout to get the sale prices.  Also, if you already have a card, load their digital coupons on your card before you go shopping to get extra savings.
  • on Tide Simply Clean & Fresh at ShopRite - $2.24 (Limit 4 per variety) as low as $1.24 ea with $1 off 2 coupon because $1 coupons double at ShopRite in Maryland.  Don't know if they double elsewhere.  NOTE: Tide Clean & Fresh coupons $1 off 2 & 20¢ off 1 are in the 3.20.16 SmartSource (SS)
  • on Milk at Sam's Club $2.27-$2.57 per gallon depending on whether it is fat free, low fat, or whole milk (this is an ongoing sale)

Make some soup and clip those coupons.

Happy Couponing!

ShaRon :o)


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Coupon Notes...

Hey, Y'all!

(All links are highlighted in yellow)
Just a quick note or two to update you on coupon happenings. First, Harris Teeter is having a Colgate-Palmolive event starting today and ending on March 22nd.  Buy 3 items featured on the flyer and get $3.  Here's the link:  Colgate-Palmolive event   I don't know if this is running at any other stores???

Below are a couple of links that will cause every couponer to shudder
But, all is not gloom and doom.  Here are a couple more links that will bring a smile to every coupon clipper:
​Here's a website that is bustin' out with coupon links.
  • Coupon Links
    ​ - This website can be very difficult to navigate.  There is so much information crammed onto the first page
    that you will find it hard to find what you want.  But, fix yourself a cup of hot tea and commence to studying the web page
    and you just might find some great information.
Great buys this week and next: 
  • Corned Beef:  look for prices under $2 per pound and buy as much as your freezer will hold.  Google "corned beef recipes" for ideas on how to cook up your bounty.  Here's a link to get you started... "Corned Beef Recipes"  What time is dinner?
  • Cabbage:  look for prices under 25¢ per pound (17¢ per pound at ShopRite)  Cabbage will keep in the refrigerator for at least 4 to 6 weeks.  The large the head of cabbage, the longer it will keep.  DO NOT REMOVE ANY LEAVES AT STORE.  Store in the refrigerator and do not remove any leaves until ready to cook.  Do not put in a plastic bag.
Finally, I just renegotiated my one year contract with the Washington Post.  I get four copies of the papers each weekend.  The quote for the new subscription for the four Sunday only papers was in excess of $600!!!  Now, you know I was not paying that.  I told the little lady that I could not afford that and would have to cancel my subscription.  You know what came next..."One minute, please...I will transfer you to my termination supervisor."  I gave the same verbage to the supervisor and said I would have to cancel because I only wanted the papers for the coupons and could get a better deal with the Baltimore Sun.  The quote she gave me was for $463.  Nope! Still, not havin' it!  I told her so very politely to cancel my subscription, please.  Bottom line, I got the renewed contract for four papers for $218 a year (99¢ per Sunday paper). I will have to do that same song and dance next March.


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ShaRon
:o)