Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Coupon Previews for 10.26.14

TheBizzyCouponBeeBlog :o)

Hi, Y'all!

I thank you so much for your well wishes for my recovery from my cold and asthma.  I never did get out to go couponing.  I just did not have the energy.  I have a fist full of coupons that I clipped last night and hope to get back in my coupon groove this afternoon.  That's when I will know I'm back to my old self.

I really hoped to do another coupon class before the end of the month but that is a little much for this ol' lady.  I promise to let you know when I do hold my next coupon class.  Hopefully, before Thanksgiving and then again before Christmas and then again before we leave in January for the winter to Florida.  Miss me yet?

Great coupons available next week.  We are expecting three (3) inserts:  RedPlum, SmartSource, and Proctor & Gamble.  I like looking over the coupons in advance because I can plan my shopping trips based on the sales and the coupons for the best deals.  For example, I have a 75¢/1 coupon for Tabasco.  My mother and daughter love Tabasco hot sauce.  It usually sells for $1.79 for the original (2 oz).  I will have to pay just 29¢ each for them after my coupon doubles to $1.50.  BUT, WAIT!

Next, week there is a "$1/1 off any size" (doubles to $2 at ShopRite) coupon "expected" in the SmartSource insert and that would make my Tabasco FREE!  Free is always better than even 29¢.  The operative word is "expected".  We never know exactly which coupons we are getting until we tear open our newspapers like its Christmas morning.  Coupons and face values vary by region (city, county, state). 

So, let's get ready to shop!

Happy Couponing!

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10.19.14 - Coupon Preview...

Hey, Everyone!

I am back home from Myrtle Beach, SC.
Wonderful trip!  
I must apologize for not posting this coupon preview before now. 
But, I have been under the weather for the last three weeks.
I caught a bad cold, had to have a tooth extracted, and had an asthma attack.
I have been feeling every one of my 67.8 years plus some more.
I'm feeling better but not to the point that I have wanted to clip a single coupon!!! 
I have not even gone to the supermarket or CVS (except to pick up my meds).
I hope to get to HT for a couple of their Super Doubles Deals this weekend where they double coupons with a face value up to $2!
I may have to wait to go to ShopRite until next week.  Just don't have the energy for that yet.

Only expecting one (1) coupon insert this week and honestly, I don't see a single coupon that I would clip.
You may decide not to buy this week's paper except to get the supermarket and pharmacy advertisement flyers.

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon, The Bizzy Coupon Bee

Smart Source for the week of 10.19.14​

Alberto V05 $.50/2 shamp
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oo, conditioner or body wash dnd (11/16)
Alberto V05 $1/1 salon series, hot oil product or hairspray (11/30)
Barber Foods $1/1 product (1/30/15)
Benefiber $4/1 62 serving+ or stick packs (11/30)
BIC $2/1 disposable razor ets (11/16)
Claritin $4/1 30ct+ (11/16)
Durex $5/1 lubricant (11/30)
Florastor $2/1 20ct or kids 20ct (12/31)
Florastor $4/1 50ct (12/31)
Foster Farms $1/1 simply seasoned chicken breasts dnd (11/17)
Frito-Lay Ready To Go Snacks $1/1 item (12/31)
Hartz $1/1 dog pad (11/30)
Hartz $1/1 multi-cat strong cat litter (12/20)
Hartz $2/1 ultraguard plus or pro topical for dogs or cats (11/9)
Hershey's $1.50/3 reese's, kit kat, hershey's, york, almond joy, mounds, payday, milk duds or whoppers snack size bags 9-22oz (10/31)
Hershey's $1/1 assortment snack size bag 22oz+ (10/31)
Huggies $.50/1 baby wipes 32ct+ (11/15)
Huggies $1.50/1 diapers (11/15)
Huggies $2/1 little snugglers, little movers or overnites diapers (11/15)
Jack Link's $1.50/2 minis snack bites, crinkle cut pepperoni or wild side sausages (11/22)
JointFlex $3/1 pain reliever (11/30)
LA Looks $.75/1 20 or 26oz gel or red carpet collection (12/31)
Morton $.50/1 system saver 2 or rust remover (12/31)
Mott's $.75/1 fruit punch rush, wild grape surge or strawberry boom 64oz bottle or 8oz bottles 6pk (12/31)
Pillsbury $.30/2 refrigerated grands! biscuits (1/10/15)
Progresso $.50/2 excluding pasta bowl (12/13)
Progresso $.75/1 chili pouch (12/13)
Purpose $1/1 bar soap (12/31)
Purpose $2/1 cleanser or moisturizer (12/31)
Revlon $1/1 luxurious colorsilk buttercream (11/22)
Revlon $1/2 colorsilk, luminista or frsot & glow (11/22)
Similasan $3/1 product (12/7)
Thomas $.55/1 english muffins dnd (12/31)
Twizzlers/Jolly Rancher $1.50/3 snack size bags 9oz+ (10/31)
Vanquish $3/1 pain relieving caplets (11/30)

ShaRon :o)



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Harris Teeter Super Doubles!

Harris Teeter's Super Doubles Event begins today!
Double check the HT Coupon Policy that seems to change with each new event.
This week only! Up to a $2.00 face value. Limit 20 coupons per household, per day.
Steps to Great Super Double Coupon Deals at HT
  1. Look through all of your coupon inserts for high dollar coupons of $1 to $2.  
  2. Go to the HT eVic (electronic) Coupons to add to your shopping card.  Each e-coupon is for one item only.​
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    o to the HT home shopping website to check prices of the items you want to add to your shopping list.  Play with this site to see how you can make your shopping list.
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    ​Go to several printable coupon websites and print the high value coupons for items on your shopping list.

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)

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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Free and Cheap Printer Paper at Staples

Hey, Y'all

Remember, when I said that Staples will have free and/or cheap paper every few weeks.  Well, it is here! 

I found coupons on Staples.com/coupons for a FREE​ ream of paper and a $20 case of 10 reams of paper.  Both are after mail in rebates.  I got my free ream about a month ago and my $20 case then, too.  I will go again and get another free ream and a $20 case of paper.  The sale ends on Saturday, October 11th.  You must have the coupons to get the paper deals.

I just ordered my Canon laser printer and it will be delivered to my local Staples in two days.  I barely made it.  It is 11:52 PM and I just placed my order online.  WHEW! Since I am picking it up at a Staples store, I will get a $5 coupon for a future purchase.  I will use that $5 coupon for my case of paper.  So, I will be getting the case of paper for $15! HOLLA!!!

Happy Paper Deals!
ShaRon :o)


Coupon Printing...

Okay Everyone!
If you are paying more than 2¢ per page to print your coupons, you are paying way to much.  The average inkjet cartridge will cost upwards of $30 per color and yield less than 500 pages.  That means you could be paying  6¢ per sheet for black copies (2¢ per coupon) or 18¢ per sheet for colored copies (6¢ per coupon) or even more.
The cost per copy or coupon should be negligible and not even need to be factored into couponing at all.  So, about three years ago, I bought a used Samsung laser printer on Ebay.  I get about 2000 copies per cartridge and my "remanufactured" cartridges cost me $30 each (I bought several to get a discount).  My current cost per black copy is 1.5¢  per copy or about 1/2 cent per coupon.
Canon IMAGEclass LBP6200d Mono Laser PrinterThis deal crossed my email desk this morning and I had to share it.  It is so good that I am going to buy another laser printer.  My current used printer does just fine but one day it will die and I want to be prepared.  This is a one day deal that ends at midnight tonight.  If you buy it online and pick up at your nearest Staples, you will get a $5 coupon off your next purchase. (See the $5 coupon idea below.)  It has 4.5 out of 5 star reviews and it prints duplex (double sided) and my current one does not.  The cost per copy is about 1.8¢ per sheet or 6/10 of a cent per coupon (w/the $39 cartridge from WalMart).​​

​​​$5 Coupon Idea:  About every 6 to 8 weeks Staples offers a deal on their paper for $20 per case (w/mail in rebate).  Save that coupon and get your 10 reams of paper for $15 or $1.50 per ream.  That's how you take the cost of printing out of couponing!

Happy Coupon Printing!​
ShaRon, The Bizzy Coupon Bee :o)
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Coupon Insert Preview 10.12.14

Hey, Y'all

Here are the coupon previews for next week.
Start getting your shopping list together and when the new ads are published for your favorite supermarket or pharmacy, you will be prepared to make some great deals.

Visit your supermarket website online the day before the sales begin.  Usually, you will get a day head start on advertised sales when you access them online.

Do you have a fireplace?  Here's a link for one free PineMountain Fire Starter.  Let me know if it works.  I copied the link I received in my email and I am not certain it will work for you.  If not, please tell me.

Are you up for a challenge?

Here are some great CVS deals to test your couponing skills. 
Just follow the match ups for coupons and you could land some great bargains at CVS. I am only including CVS deals because you can quickly be overwhelmed by trying to over shop at several stores.   I very rarely shop at more than one pharmacy or supermarket in one day.  Concentrate on one supermarket and one pharmacy per week and shop them for all they're worth!  You'll get better deals and make fewer mistakes.

If You get stumped, give me a holla!  Send me an email and I will answer your questions or send you my phone number.

Happy Couponing!

ShaRon :o)


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Seniors Discount Days!

Many retailers, especially, restaurants, theaters, pharmacies and supermarkets have special discount days for seniors. The qualifying age may vary from store to store.  Ask customer service or the manager for the exact qualifying age.

Most stores like Walgreens give a percentage off the total order.  While others may only discount a single item. Supermarkets often give weekly discounts on a certain day.  ShopRite (each Tuesday) and Harris Teeter (each Thursday) have a designated day each week for senior discounts.  They both give a 5% discount off your entire order.
The first Wednesday of each month is Seniors Day at RiteAid with a 20% discount off everything in the store (must register for their Wellness65+ Program).

The first Tuesday of each month is Seniors Day at Walgreens with a 20% discount off your entire order.  Check the store's signs for exclusions.  

As far as I know, CVS does not have a store-wide discount for seniors.  However, all of the pharmacies offer percent off of prescription meds.  You must ask for your discount.  Don't assume because you look old that you will automatically get it.  Many cashiers hesitate to simply give it without asking because they don't want to offend the senior customers.  Go ahead, offend me!  Just as long as I get my Seniors Day discount, I will not take it personally.
Tuesday, Oct. 7th Only is Senior Day at Walgreens!

Seniors Day available exclusively for 55+ or AARP members with a Balance® Rewards card.

We old people can combine our Senior Day discount with sales and coupons for some fantastic deals.  I love being "old people".

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)