Thursday, July 2, 2015

Every Penny Counts!

Hey, Y'all!

Is it time for you to renew your cell phone contract?  Even if it is not, here's what you should do every 6 months or so. 

Call your cell phone provider.  Mine is ATT.  I would like to use some of the other providers but ATT is the only one that gives us great reception in some of the really secluded places we travel with our motorhome. 

Anyway, I pay $115+tax per month for 700 minutes w/rollover; unlimited texting (I do not text); and 4 gigs of data; two numbers.  So, I called yesterday and said, "I would like to lower my monthly bill, can you help me?"  Response, "Oh, yes...let me see what I can do for you, Mrs. Conway." 

That sweetie gave me more for less money. I now have unlimited talking; unlimited texting (I still don't text); 3 gigs of data (I was only using 1.5 gigs/month.); all for $85+tax per month.  I lowered my bill by $30 a month just by asking.  They would never have called me to make me an new offer and they will not call you either.  Y'all better call somebody!

Happy couponing!
ShaRon :o)

ShaRon :o)

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

Monday, June 29, 2015

Coupons Reloaded for July!

Good Morning!
If you haven't done so, go to coupons.com and download your favorite coupons.  They have been restocked for the new month.  The more popular coupons will go first. 

Coupons.com has over $700 in coupons ready to clip.  Read the coupons carefully.  I have noticed a new trend in coupons that do not double.  More and more of the brands that used to be free because of doubling no longer publish coupons that do so. 

Don't forget to check the digital coupons on your favorite supermarket's website.  These digital coupons will link to your loyalty card but can only be redeemed once.  You can stack your manufacturer's coupon with the digital coupon for greater savings.

Check some of these links below for new coupons and old ones that have been restocked.  Each new month brings a boatload of potential deal makers. Register for free on each of these websites to access the best coupons.
  • Betty Crocker Products - $329 worth of coupons
  • P&G Everyday - $200+ worth of coupons
  • SmartSource - $100+ worth of coupons
  • RedPlum - 49 coupons
  • *Printable Rebate Forms - This site has no coupons but it does have at least 100 rebate forms for products you use everyday.  Check the list for products you use or want to try and pair it with a coupon for even more savings.  Their may be a few dead links but it is well worth it to get the benefit of the others that do connect.

Happy Couponing!

ShaRon, TheBizzyCouponBee




ShaRon :o)

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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

New "To Me" Supermarket

​What the heck is "Price Right"?  I got a sales flyer in my weekend paper this morning for "Price Rite".  I had never heard of it.  So, I looked it up and found locations for Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island & Virginia.  Here's the stores for Maryland.
  • 3104 Queen's Chapel RD -Hyattsville, MD - 301.887.1280
  • 5800 Silver Hill RD -District Heights, MD - 301.967.0513
  • Meadows Park Shopping Center - 6606 Security Blvd - Gwynn Oak, MD - 410.277.8902

​I really got excited when I saw the sale on 40 oz. TIDE Simply Fresh for $2!​
​  I bought some $2 TIDE a couple of weeks ago (@ShopRite) but had to use $1 coupons that doubled to $2.​
​  The sale starts July 1 and ends July 11.​
​  I do not know how the prices of other items in the store compares to using coupons at other stores.  Price Rite does not accept any manufacturers' coupons. 

How do they keep their prices so low:
  • limit quantities to 4 like items;
  • have smaller store staff numbers;
  • rarely advertise;
  • charge for grocery bags;
  • no rainchecks
  • No weekly circulars
  • No expensive store decor
  • Limiting the numbers of items we stock
  • Customers bring their own shopping bags
  • Smaller more shopable stores
Here's the link to the current (thru 6.30.15) Price Rite "Hot Buys".​
​  Be sure to register on their site for weekly deals because they rarely advertise.​

Milk on sale at Walgreens $2.79 and large eggs $1.29 dz. my buy price is 10¢ per egg.  My stock up price to buy multiple dozens of eggs is 8¢ per egg.  My best price for 1 dz eggs was "free" a few months ago.  I hit a really great sale and used coupons to score that great deal last year. I try to keep 6 dozen eggs in my refrigerator at all times.  My 11 grandchildren stayed with me this week.  Out of the 71/2  (90 eggs) we bought last week and the dozen or so I had on hand, we used the last dozen this morning...WOW! They go home tomorrow.  Time to buy more eggs. 

Finally, school supplies are starting to show up in the stores.  Don't buy now.  Wait until the coupons start showing up in July for more savings. Don't just buy what you or your children will use for the first week or so.  This will be your chance to stockpile school supplies for the rest of the year!

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)

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

Friday, June 26, 2015

Coupon Preview

Quick Update:
Coupon Preview for next week's inserts
SmartSource - 6.28.15
Use the $1/2 coupon in the RedPlum insert for $1 pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream at Harris Teeter.  Their "Super Doubles Event" is this week and ends Tuesday.  All coupons with a face value up to $2 will double.  So, all your $2 coupons will be worth $4 as long as the coupon does not say "Do Not Double".

I have had my 11 grandchildren all week.  One went back home for cheerleading camp and then there were still 10!  I have not touched an insert or coupon in 8 days!!!  Thank goodness for my stockpile :0)

My crew leaves Sunday afternoon.  I will be sad to see them go but I need a nap!

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)



ShaRon :o)

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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Notes from the Online Coupon Forum...

Okay, I forgot to attach the notes from the last two online forums.  Oops!

Here they are.

ShaRon :o)

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tonight's Online Coupon Forum...

Hey, Y'all!
Tonight was our second online coupon forum.  Really getting the hang of it.  Using the phones for sound vs the computers worked well, too.

As requested, I am sending the notes from tonight's forum and the ones from last week, as well.

Expecting my 10+ grandkids tomorrow for about 10 days or so.  Yes, 10+ and they will all be staying with us.  #ThereWasAnOldLadyWhoLivedInAShoe... :o)

I will not have time for the online forum next week because of Vacation Bible School each evening and keeping watch over my brood.  They are truly a blessing.

I plan to teach them to coupon, too.  That should be fun.  I can't wait to get them hooked on couponing! 

Next week's Coupon Previews 6.21.15
Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)

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

BizzyCouponBee Online Coupon Forum is Tonight!

Hey, Y'all!
Here's the information for our second BizzyCouponBee Online Coupon Forum

Wed, Jun 17, 2015 7:30 PM - 8 PM Eastern Standard Time
Please join the coupon forum from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/215963045

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States : +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 215-963-045

There was a slight echo last time from the computer speakers thru the phones. 
Let's try this...
Call in on your phone and turn off the sound on your computer. 
I was getting some feedback from some of us who were listening
on their computer and telephone.  This was a tip on the Goto Meeting website.

Next, here's what we will discuss: We will start promptly at 7:30 PM.
  • Let's register those shopping cards (pharmacies & supermarkets) Be sure to have your shopping cards handy.
  • Using supermarket websites to compare prices and make your Shopping List
  • Digital Coupon Sites (saving without coupons)
Here's a "new to you" printable coupon website:
ShopAtHome Grocery Coupons (you will need to download their toolbar)

Hope you can drop in tomorrow night!

ShaRon :o)

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