Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
The first weekend of the year always has a ton of inserts.  This coming weekend is no exception.  I always feel like it is my birthday when I get my paper and it is loaded with coupon inserts.  You can expect at least four (4) inserts this weekend.  Lots of great coupons to pair with some great winter sales.
You should also receive your winter CVS Extra Bucks Rewards the next time you shop at CVS or sign in online and print the coupon.  I got mine yesterday and was pleasantly surprised.  It was $6.50.  Not really that much but when you use coupons and get most of your stuff for next to nothing, you should not expect a big reward. 

Tide Liquid 19-32 Loads.
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For example, I went shopping yesterday at CVS and my total before scanning my card was $54.51.  I bought 5 bottles of the 32 load TIDE liquid detergent and two bottles of DAWN 9 oz size.  They were part of the spend $30 on P&G products and get $10 Extra Bucks Reward

I had $25 in Extra Bucks ($10 I got from a survey; $10 from a previous ECBucks Reward purchase; and $5 from Extra Care rewards for 10 prescriptions).  In addition, I had $11 in manufacturers' coupons (five $2 TIDE coupons and one $1 DAWN coupon) for a total of $31 in coupons.  After scanning my card, I got the sale price for the TIDE ($5.94 each) and 99¢ each for the DAWN.  Bottom line, I paid $1.56 (tax only) for all the items AND I received a $10 coupon AND my $6.50 winter ExtraBucks Reward for a total of $16.50 that I can spend on my next purchase at CVS.
I will receive not a single penny towards my next quarter rewards.  If I am lucky, I will get not a dime in rewards next quarter.  Oh, well... :o)
Here are the inserts for this weekend (click the links to see the coupons): 

Happy Couponing in 2015!

ShaRon :o)

Living the rest of my life in perpetual vacation mode...six Saturdays and one Sunday a week!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

1¢ Ream of Paper at Staples + More!

Hey, Everyone!

I have been busy getting my parents settled in their new apartment.  They are nearly 90 years old and moving into their first apartment.  My couponing has made it possible for me to stock their closet and bathrooms with FREE shampoo, conditioner, bayer asprin, lotion, toothpaste, mouthwash, paper towels, bar soap, dish detergent, copier paper, and nearly free coffee creamer and coffee.  Fortunately, they will not be doing any of their own cooking and needed nothing from my grocery stockpile :o)  They will be eating in a grand dining room, cruise ship style. 

I hope to get back to a normal life of couponing next week.  In the meantime, here are a couple of great deals for us all:
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Look closely at the photos and you will see the notice that ShopRite will continue doubling coupons with a face value of up to $1 (doubles to $2!!)


Next, you can still buy 4 reams of Staples copier paper for 1¢ per ream each week!  I have 55 reams of paper. I have eliminated the cost of paper from couponing. 


I use about 1 ream per 6-8 weeks for couponing.  So, my printing costs for paper are less than 1¢ per 1,500 printable coupons.


Print the coupon or bring up the coupon on your smartphone.  I plan to coupon for another 10 to 15 years.  That will take lots of paper!  Go to the link below and get your four reams of 1¢ copier paper.

The tiny price is after mail-in rebate.  I always do mine online as suggested on the recept.  OOP cost per ream $2.81 (lmit 4 per week).

Two coupon inserts coming: (click the links) RED PLUM  and SMARTSOURCE

Don't forget to print these obscure but valuable coupons: 

SmartSource (92+ coupons)    RedPlum (100+ coupons)  

PG Everyday (53 coupons)  Master List of Qs

Make sure you have registered your supermarket shopping card on that stores website and then download the eCoupons waiting for you to add them to your card.  Each eCoupon can only be used once at most stores.

Finally, ask your dentist, doctor, dietician, or gym manager if they have any coupons.  They will have coupons that have a higher face value and may not be available on any website.



Living the rest of my life in perpetual vacation mode...six Saturdays and one Sunday a week!

Monday, November 24, 2014

CVS Freebies for 4 Days Only!

Hey, Y'all!

Don't forget to check the FREEBIES on pages 1, 3, 14, & last page of your CVS Weekly AD.  There are lots of bogo freebies but there are also lots of items that will be free once you get the ExtraCareBucks Reward.  The sale ends WEDNESDAY and not Saturday!  I learned this the hard way last November and missed a ton of freebies.  A brand new CVS Weekly AD will be available Thursday.

There are two ways to get your freebies.  First, you can just load up your basket with the freebies featured in the CVS Weekly AD.  You will end up with a ton of ExtraCare Bucks off your next purchase.

The second way, buy one item and take the ExtraCareBucks you got for item number one and use it to pay for item number two. Take the ExtraCareBuck from item number two and use it to pay for item number three and so on...  Less money oop (out of pocket).

Tips for using ExtraCare Bucks: 
  • The ECB rewards do not carry over for another transaction if you use them on an item that costs less.  So, be sure you use your ExtraCareBucks on items that cost the same price or higher.  Don't waste a single penny!
  • If you use a manufacturer's coupon with your FREEBIE purchase, you will reduce your OOP and have a moneymaker!  Your ECB will be worth more than you paid oop.
Please sure to share your shopping victories with us!

Here's the CVS FREEBIES list!
Page one:
  • Green Giant Vegetables - 99¢ each (Limit 2 cans)
  • Total Home Laundry Deterge
    - $1.79 (Limit One)
  • Kraft Macaroni & Cheese - 99¢ each (Limit One)
Page Three:
  • Hershey
    ​'s Singles - 79¢ (Limit 1)

  • Sour Patch Gum - $1.57 (Limit 1)
  • 5 Gum - $1
  • Sour Patch Theater box or Swedish Fish Theater box - $1.67 each (Limit One)
  • Combos Baked Snacks - $1.50 each (Limit One)
  • Vitamin Water (20 oz) - $1.50 each (Limit One)
  • Starbucks Double Shot Espresso (6.5 oz) - $1.50 (Limit One)
  • Mars Chocolate (Snickers, Twix, M&M's, Air Heads, Mentos mints singles) - 79¢ each (Limit One)
Page Fourteen:
  • Tricalm Steroid free hydrogel (2 oz) - $9.99 (Limit two)
  • Rescue Gum - $5.79 (Limit One)
  • CVS Ultra-Soft Cleansing Wipes 12-20 ct - 99¢ each (Limit One)
  • CVS Training Pants Trial Size 2 ct - 99¢ each (Limit One)
  • Migralex for tough headaches 4 ct - 99¢ each (Limit One)
  • CVS Pantiliners 20 ct - 99¢ each (Limit One)
  • Robitussin Medi-Soothers 4 ct - $1.49 each (Limit Two)
  • Advil Film-Coated 4 ct - 99¢ each (Limit One)
Page Sixteen:
  • Hershey
    ​'s Singles - 79¢ (Limit 1)

Lots of requirements for this freebie for Colgate Max toothpaste.
FREE with card, instant coupon from the CVS coupon center, and coupon in the Sunday coupon circular.
Must be an ExtraCare cardholder as of 11/16/14 to get this coupon.
  • Colgate Max 6 oz, Total 4-4.2, 2in1 4.6oz or Optic White 3.5 oz - $2.99 each (Limit One)
That's it!
I love freebies!

​, The Bizzy Coupon Bee​
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Living the rest of my life in perpetual vacation mode...six Saturdays and one Sunday a week!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Couponing Tips

Hey, Y'all
Just a few things for your "couponing-to-do-list":
Clean out all those expired coupons and send them to CoupsforTroops
Coupon Previews for next week (2 inserts) have been posted on the TheBizzyCouponBeeBlog

Coupon Links of the Week
  • 1¢ Ream of Staples paper (after rebate) Limit 4
  • Roman Meal Bread $1 of one loaf (doubles at $2 in MD area stores ShopRite)
  • Next week's 11/23/14 coupon previews have been posted to TheBizzyCouponBeeBlog expect two inserts next week.
  • ​Become a CVS Advisor and get big ExtraBucks of $2 to $10 for completing short surveys on your shopping experience or for making substantive recommendations.  ​
  • Washington Post Subscription ​  Sunday Washington Post for 79¢ per week for home delivery in the Wash/DC/MD area.  OR call 800.357.6086, Ext. 1.​
    ​ The offer ends 12.26.14. To negotiate this deal for several additional subscriptions, you must call.  Rule of couponing: get 1 paper for each member of your family​
    ​ + 1 or 2 to make an even number.
  • go get your coupon for $1 ream​
    ​ of Staples all purpose paper.​
    ​  Remember, this price is after rebate.​
    ​ Limit 4 reams per week.  You must have a Staples customer loyalty card before ringing up your order.​

​Finally, if you have a shellfish allergy, be sure you ask if they fry their foods in the same oil as their shellfish.  I did not think to ask this when I got my food from a local chicken place (send me an email and I will tell you which one).  Let's say this, "I will get my chicken from KFC from now on".   You can see my face after eating the chicken.  My left arm, both hands, and upper legs were all affected by the allergen in the chicken.  I spent 5 hours in the emergency room.  Much better now.

Happy Couponing!  ​ShaRon :o)

Living the rest of my life in perpetual vacation mode...six Saturdays and one Sunday a week!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CVS Ad Scan for 11.23.14 thru 11.26.14

Hey, Y'all!
The holiday season rush is upon us.  It extends thru the end of the year. 
I want to share this CVS ad for the weekend before Thanksgiving.  I looked forward to this same CVS FREE Extravaganza last November.  I happened to be in the store the night before it started.  A couponer emerged from check out with a receipt filled with at least a dozen or more ExtraCareBucks Rewards.  The register receipt was longer than the height of the lady who made the purchases.  I was green with envy! But, I knew I could come back later in the week to get the exact same deals and end up with a bucket-load of ExtraCareBucks Rewards.  
I returned the day after Thanksgiving to cash in on all those juicy deals.  HOWEVER, I did not read the front page of the CVS circular.  I missed the part that said the FREE EVENT was to end the day before Thanks-giving.  I was distraught and promised I would not miss it this year and I won't.
Below, you will find a preview of the CVS circular that will come in your newspaper Sunday, November 23rd or on the day before, if you have home delivery.  As always, you can get the sale prices in the circular at CVS after 6 PM Saturday evening.  Click this link or download the pdf attachment: CVS AD Scan for Nov 23 thru Nov 25 ONLY!  (Ad scan from

Don't forget to scan your CVS card at the CVS magic red box machine inside the store.  You will receive a 79¢ coupon for a free roll of the CVS brand paper towels and no tax.

Thanks to Theresa (one of my CouponBees) I found yet another source for some great coupons.  Here's Teresa's tip:
"Make sure you are getting the P&G coupon books at Family Dollar and Rite Aid.  I am using the dawn 40¢ q at Harris Teeter making my Dawn 20¢ each." ​

Inline image 1​ Hey, I went right out to my nearest Family Dollar and scored two coupon books.  They are "hidden" behind the counter and you have to ask for them.  I was given just one and my friend got one, too and gave it to me. 
Finally, Noodles and Company just opened a eatery near my home.  I signed up on their website and just received my "Happy Birthday Noodle Bowl".  My birthday is actually in January but I wanted it to be in November because we will not be home for most of January and summertime is too hot for noodle soup.  So, I will visit the new Harris Teeter and then stop by for my free bowl of noodle soup on the way home.  
Happy Couponing!​

ShaRon, The Bizzy Coupon Bee :o)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Couponing Updates...

Hey, Y'all!
I have been having an awesome time couponing.  When I feel a little overwhelmed with all that I have on my platter, I go couponing.  There is nothing like walking in the store and walking out with loads of free and nearly free stuff.
Saturday, I hit my local ShopRite with apparently every other couponer in Maryland.  I could count the non-couponers on one hand.  Nearly every single shopper had a fist full of coupons or a huge binder bursting at the seams with coupons.  I even saw one of my CouponBeeBuddies there, too.  She shared some great coupons with me.  She was so very sweet to do that.  Me...I don't share my coupons unless they are getting ready to expire and I know I won't use them.  That's when I transform into the "Coupon Fairy".  That makes be feel better about not sharing :o)
I got this email from one of my NJ BizzyCouponBees.  I am so very proud of her:

You would be so proud of me.
ShopRite had Ziploc bags on sale for 1.99 a box (reg 2.49).  I had $1 off 2 coupon that I printed from one of the coupon sites this morning.  I bought 4 boxes (gallon size with the slider) using 2 coupons.  Total bill 5.96.  Not great but then I got a $3 coupon off next order and a $2.75 off next order.  So 4 boxes cost me 21 cents.  Now that's a home run. 

I also stopped into my local Staples and bought my 4 reams of paper for 1¢ per ream (after mail in rebate).  My out of pocket was $20.36 (incl. tax).  I just submitted my rebate online and will get a check for $19.16.  So, my actual cost w/the tax will be $1.20 or 30¢ per ream.  It seams like Staples has this or a similar sale every week BUT you must use the coupon available online only at I have nearly 50 reams of paper!!!  I have taken the cost of paper out of my couponing. 

​Next, Monday, November 10th is the last day you can get $5 at CVS for getting your flu shot.  I was counting on this but they are all out of the special vaccine for ol' folks like me.  I will go to my doctor next week to get mine and walk away with a sore arm and no coupons.
Finally, I now have a Harris Teeter in my neighborhood.  At least, it is only about 5 miles from my house instead of 10+.  I pass it everyday and want have to make an out of the way trip to cash in on the Super Doubles coupon event when it shows up sometime in December. 
Don't forget to go to those awesome printable coupons​ on my website:  Go to the and then click the tabs: Master list of bricks and Printable Coupons by the Hundreds.
That's it! 
​Happy Couponing!​
ShaRon :o)

Living the rest of my life in perpetual vacation mode...six Saturdays and one Sunday a week!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Another Staples Paper Deal!

Hey, Y'all

I have two cases of copy paper (20 reams) and promised myself that I would not buy any more for the next year.  BUT, WAIT!!! 

Staples has yet another paper deal and this is just too good to let pass.  Can you say, "Five reams of paper for $4!"  This is after the mail in or call in or online rebate.  This deal is just too good to pass up.

So, click this link Staples Paper $4 Deal and cash in on this great copy paper deal.  Remember, you gotta make clipping and printing coupon costs as close to negligible as possible.  This is a great chance to take the cost of copy paper out of your couponing. 

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)