Saturday, November 14, 2015

Supermarkets - How Stores Compare for Price

Well, Hello, Everyone!

Many thanks to all of you who sent me get well wishes.

My life has been like living in a whirlwind over the last three weeks or so.  The demographics of my home have increased five-fold.  Instead of two adults, there are now an additional TEN children and their father living in our home.  I am deliberately refraining from giving any details about how this came about...please read my book :0)  It should be finished in about ten years or when I have some "spare" time (whichever comes first).

Needless to say, couponing has taken on a whole new meaning.  No longer just a hobby, my couponing is now a necessity.  Only God knew four years ago (when I began couponing), that this season in my life would come.  Even my blog, TheBizzyCouponBee, has been a great help as I navigate the day to day life of a family of thirteen.  I hope to find time to share our adventures in couponing, cooking, and all things "#TeamConway" via a blog.  It will highlight shopping, couponing, and organizational tips for large families. 

Let me be very clear, I now have no experience as the "Old Lady in a Shoe...".  So, any tips you can give me will be greatly appreciated.   

On to couponing...Here's a great source of information I saw first on my local news yesterday.  If you live in metro Wash/MD/VA area, I leave you with this shopping tip Supermarkets - How Stores Compare for Price.​  This link compares some of the area's supermarkets to see which ones save its customers the most money.  My favorite store (ShopRite) was very competitive with other stores even without coupons. ​Here's the link to this week's two coupon inserts:  RedPlum 11/15  &  Get ready for Black Friday by checking out

Need a source of quality meat at a great price?  Buy a turkey or two; cook it; cut it up and separate into dark and light meat; freeze it OR buy the bird frozen and use later in the year.  Use for soups and stews.  Google "turkey recipes" and get ready for some creative ways to use that big ol' bird.  Turkey this time of year can bottom out at below 50¢/lb.  Time to "gobble" up those savings :o)

Finally, if you need help with your couponing, please do not hesitate to either call me (301.210.5091) or send me an email.

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Under the weather...

Everyone in our house is sick...sick...sick.
Hope to be up and about later today or sorry

ShaRon :o

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Couponing Class II

  • Lucerne Milk on sale at Safeway for $1.99/gallon thru 10/27 (limit one per person):  I went twice today and had no problem. Milk freezes with no problem. Pour out about 1/2 cup to prevent jug from bursting.
  • Two coupon inserts this week:  (click these links) RedPlum  and SmartSource
Once again, you are all invited to the Queen's Chapel Stewardship Coupon Class part II.  This is the second and possibly final coupon session for this year.  As with the first class earlier this month, this class is also free.  We ask only for a freewill offering of canned veggies.  In case you would like to view it, I have included the coupon video spot I from last month.  Click this Coupon Video Link to view the Coupon Video Spot or paste this link in your browser:  <>

Finally, I have attached an updated flier that you may use to spread the news about the coupon class this coming Thursday, October 29th; 7 PM to 9 PM.  If you (or a friend) would like to attend the class, either sign up after our worship service in the cafe'
or send your name (or your friend's), phone number, and email address to ShaRon Conway <>.  New or experienced couponers are welcome and especially, those who have not couponed in a while.  This class is a continuation of the first class but can be a stand alone class for anyone new to couponing (we will pair them with an experienced partner).  

You may contact me for more information at any time via email or by phone 301.210.5091 or 301.221.1677.
Take care and get ready for your blessings!

ShaRon :o)

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

Upcoming Coupons and Deals...

​Hey, Everyone!

I send you greeting from Biloxi, Mississippi.  We left MD Monday midday and arrived late afternoon Tuesday.  The beautiful Gulf weather greeted us very warmly.  It felt hot because the weather in Maryland has already started heading to cool and crisp instead of hot and steamy.

I am in the early stages of a new website construction.  My current website will not allow me to update my tabs.  The website is free so I really cannot complain.  I could but I won't.  The new website should be up and running by the first of the year.  I will keep you posted.

Just wanted to update you with the latest coupon news and deals:
  • Goya Product Coupons​ (must register)
  • 10.18 Coupon Preview - One Coupon Insert this weekend (Smart Source)
  • Homework:  Type "Your store or pharmacy name" + "coupon deals" or "deals" - You will get a ton of websites that will actually give you coupon match ups and deals at your favorite stores.
  • Here's the coupon deals and match ups for CVS as an example:  Click this link CVS Coupon Deals  (the deals for wk of 10.18 will be posted late Friday/early Saturday)
  • try this website for even more deals: KrazyKouponLady

I have many, many websites that give me insight into the underground coupon world of deals, coupons, and ways to say money when I shop.  Take my same advice I gave to you about shopping:  stick to just one grocery store and one pharmacy. 

Study the prices, the managers, the check out people, the sales cycle, & coupon policy for each store.  You may decide to change supermarkets or pharmacies but still stick to just one of each and become an expert at that store. 

Websites are the same.  Find one database and one information or deal posting website that gives you the most information and stick with them.  Learn to navigate their pages like it was your favorite novel.  Read the website(s) over and over; study them; and then visit them often.

My two favorite websites are Hot Coupon World Database and Krazy Koupon Lady Store Deals (type "deals" in the search box at top of the website)  The name of the deals and the time that they were posted will appear. Register for more access; free registration.

Finally, please set up an email account and a facebook account that you will use only for your coupon registrations and receiving coupon emails.  If you don't, your regular email will quickly fill up with so many coupon related emails that you will not be able to find your personal emails.  This has happened to me for both my email accounts.  You have been warned.  I hope it is not too late.

Happy Couponing!

ShaRon :o)

ShaRon :o)

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

Friday, October 2, 2015

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Event!

Free Coupon Classes
Thursdays, October 8th & October 29th; 7 PM-9 PM
Queen's Chapel United Methodist Church, Beltsville, MD
Freewill donations of canned veggies will be greatly appreciated. 
How many cans? We will leave that up to you.
Drop me an email or register this Sunday after worship service in the Soul Cafe'

Hey, Y'all!

I didn't see this coming at all.  Harris Teeter is having an abbreviated Super Doubles event.  It starts Sunday and ends on Tuesday...ONLY 3 days to take advantage of these super coupon deals.  So, go to your favorite coupon database and find all those $2 coupons.  All your $2 coupons will double up to $4!!!  Here's a link to my favorite coupon database: Hot Coupon World

I love this because I have two days to hunt for those high $ coupons.  But, don't just get the $2 coupons.  Any coupon with a face value of $2 or less will double.  So, 25¢ double to 50¢, 75¢ double to $1.50, $1.25 double to $2.50, $1.50 double to $3, etc. up to $2 that will double to $4.

Get out your inserts, printables, and magazines.  Get all those $1+ coupons and head over to Harris Teeter.  No minimum purchase is required but you are limited to only 20 coupons per household per day.  Pick your favorite 60 coupons and go all three days. 

Here are the links to some great printable websites: (The coupons just reloaded cause its the first of the month)
Here are the links to the coupons expected this weekend in the Sunday newspaper inserts:
Follow this tips for some great deals:
  • Don't go shopping while hungry...EAT FIRST!
  • Only buy what you will eat or use.
  • Only buy items that are on sale for at least 30% or more discount.
  • Take your calculator, marker, and printed ad
  • Read your coupon carefully (including the fine print)
  • Get rain checks for any advertised item that was sold out (HTeeter rain checks do not expire)
  • Go to HTeeter's website and (login first and then) download the eVic digital coupons to your card.
  • Finally, if you do not have a Harris Teeter eVic loyalty card, get one BEFORE you shop.

Happy Super Couponing!​

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Living off the Stores...

Free Coupon Classes
Thursdays, October 8th & October 29th; 7 PM-9 PM
Queen's Chapel United Methodist Church, Beltsville, MD
Freewill donations of canned veggies will be greatly appreciated. 
How many cans? We will leave that up to you.

Hey, Everyone!

Thought I would drop y'all a line about my coupon shopping this summer.  In short, I haven't done any supermarket couponing since May/June.  My family has been living off the "stores" in our basement storehouse.  We have supplemented them with purchases at Sam's Club and HMart for our dairy (eggs & milk), produce and meats.  My CVS shopping has also been limited but I have done some couponing for staples like laundry soap, toilet tissue and paper towels.

We have been saving money by not shopping.  Yes, tons of fabulous coupons have expired in my dandy brand new coupon carrier.  But, I have saved lots of money by using what I have in my "storehouse" and freezer.  The savings could have been much more but my dear husband is addicted to Sam's Club and Costco.  So, he sneaks to those stores on a regular basis.  Despite that, we still saved because I would have been going to the supermarket AND to Sam's and Costco, as well.

Now, is as good a time as any to start beefing up your pantry to carry you deep into the winter months.  Stock up on fixin's for hearty soups, stews, casseroles, and desserts.  Freeze the last of the summer bounty of veggies and fruits before the first frost.  Grab extra family size packs of poultry and meats of your choice when they are on sale or reduced for quick sale.  Freeze in smaller packages to make them more likely to be used for small family dinners or grouped for larger holiday feasts. 

See a real as much as you can afford and store or freeze.  Remember, only buy what you will use, eat, or share.  Build up your storehouse so that you can help your family and bless others from the bounty.

Three inserts this weekend:  RedPlum    SmartSource    P&G BrandSaver
 Check the expiration dates closely.  Some coupons seem to be expiring in as little as one to two weeks!

Happy Couponing!

ShaRon :o)

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

Thursday, September 17, 2015

One Insert is Better Than None...

If you would like to register for the class(es) or want more information, please send me your name and phone number and the date of the class you would like to attend along with any questions.  The address of the church:  7410 Old Muirkirk Road, Beltsville, MD.

Next, there will only be one insert in this Sunday's paper.  Never the less, one is better than none.  The insert coupons are mostly for toiletries, cosmetics, and air fresheners. 

SmartSource 9.20.15
Absorbine Jr. $1/1 product (6/1/16)
Air Wick $1.25/1 scented oil twin refill or 2 single refills (10/18)
Air Wick $1.25/2 candles or wax melts (10/18)
Air Wick $2/1 freshmatic ultra refill (10/18)
Air Wick $3/1 freshmatic ultra gadget (10/18)
Air Wick Buy 1 scented oil twin refill, get a scented oil warmer gadget up to $1.50 (10/18)
Anti Monkey Butt $1/1 product (6/1/16)
Aussie $3/3 shampoo, conditioner or styling products ets (10/17)
Bag Balm $1/1 product (3/20/16)
Beech-Nut $1/3 4.25oz jars (10/31)
BIC $1.50/2 stationery products (10/31)
Blue Star $1.50/1 product (6/1/16)
Clairol $2/1 age defy hair color or vidal sassoon pro-series hair color ets (10/17)
Clairol $2/1 natural instincts crema keratina hair color ets (10/17)
Clairol $3/1 perfect 10 hair color ets (10/4)
Colgate $2/1 battery powered toothbrush (10/10)
Corn Huskers $1/1 lotion ets (6/1/16)
Delsym $3/1 product (9/27)
Duncan Hines $1/1 perfect size cake or decadent cake mix dnd (12/15)
Gevalia/Maxwell House/McCafe$1.50/1 keurig product 6ct+ (10/31)
Hershey's $1/1 caramels 7.2oz (11/15)
Irish Spring $.50/1 body wash excludes 2.5oz trial size (10/10)
Irish Spring $1/1 signature for men or gear body wash or bar soap excludes 2.5oz body wash trial size (10/10)
Lancaster $1/2 soft cremes 8oz (11/15)
Morton $.35/1 garlic sea salt (10/17)
Nature's Way $2.50/1 alive! multi-vitamin product (11/30)
Nature's Way $4/1 primadophilus fortify probiotic (11/30)
Nivea $2/1 body lotion or creme 2.6-21oz excludes trial and gift sets (10/17)
Nivea $2/1 in-shower body lotion 13.5oz excludes trial size and gift sets (10/17)
Palmolive $.25/1 dish liquid (10/10)
Palmolive $.50/1 dish liquid 25oz+ (10/10)
Purina Fancy Feast $3/48 cans or 2 24ct variety packs or 4 12ct variety packs (12/31)
Purina Friskies $3/48 cans or 2 24ct variety packs or 4 12ct variety packs (12/31)
Schick $3/1 hydro silk disposable pack (11/1)
Schick $3/1 hydro silk or intuition razor excludes disposables (11/1)
Schick $3/1 hydro silk refill (11/1)
Skintimate $1/2 shave gels excludes 2.75oz (11/1)
Softsoap $.50/1 liquid hand premium pump 8-10oz or refill 28oz+ (10/10)
Speed Stick $.50/1 antiperspirant/deodorant 2.7oz+ (10/10)
Speed Stick GEAR $2/1 antiperspirant/deodorant or body spray excludes 1.8 and .5oz (10/10)
Speed Stick Lady $.50/1 antiperspirant/deodorant 2.3oz+ (10/10)
Tom's of Maine $1/1 deodorant or antiperspirant or bar soap excludes trial size and toothpaste under 4oz (11/22)
Tom's of Maine $1/1 toothpaste or mouthwash excludes trial size and toothpaste under 4oz (11/22)
Tom's of Maine $2/1 baby product ets (11/22)
Udderly Smooth $1/1 8oz or 12oz or 2 4oz tubes (6/1/16)
Weber $.75/1 bbq sauce, seasoning, rub or 2 marinades dnd (10/31)
Wet n Wild $.50/1 product (10/3)
Wet n Wild $1/1 eye shadow (10/3)
Wonderful $.50/1 pistachios product 4.5oz+ (11/20)

​Happy Couponing!​
ShaRon :o)
Living the rest of my life in perpetual vacation mode...six Saturdays and one Sunday a week!