Saturday, February 4, 2017

Super Doubles at HT, New Week of Sales at ShopRite, and Coupons, too!

Happy New Year!
Okay, I think it is officially not a "new" year anymore...
No talk about politics or other worldly concerns here. 
We just want to know where the next grocery deal is. 
We just want to stock up to hunker down for the next few weeks until Spring arrives. 

So, let's all go make couponing great again!!!


Check the expiration dates in your P&G insert from last week.  Some coupons expire very early.
Check your regular coupon expiration dates, too. Some expire after only 7 days!  I think the
premise is that they are trying to be sure that there is not enough time for folks to order (buy)
coupons online and receive them before the coupon expires.

Printable coupons on coupon.com and other sites have reset and you should be able to extract
more printables for this month.  Check out my old blog TheBizzyCouponBee add click on the tabs
for printable coupons and some other favorite coupon sites.  Sadly, I am not able to edit this site
any longer but the information is still quite good.  I hope that this summer, I will be able to start
a brand new blog and website.  Just trying to find a little "spare" time while helping to raise 8-11 kids :o)

Harris Teeter Super Doubles!!! AND ShopRite Sale Week Now Starts on FRIDAYS!!!
      

​Coupon Preview for Sunday 2/5/17 AND Sunday 2/12/17

ShaRon :o
)
John 21:18

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Beauty & the Beast Tickets 2 for One!!!

Just lucked up on this deal today and totally forgot to send it out.  If you have little kids who love the Disney movies, please take a look at this deal for Beauty and the Beast.

I was able to get 6 tickets for about $20.  I bought two tickets at a time and used the promo "5off" to get an additional $5 off the price of the two.  The deal is buy one get one free.  Once you select the tickets, if it does not show the ticket discount in the total the deal may be over in your area. 

Again, I purchased two tickets at a time and since all my seats were reserved, I had to do so quickly so that my kids would all be together with me and Poppi. Unfortunately, I got locked out the third time was was not able to get the promo to go through.  Still a fantastic deal and I am so excited to be able to see this with my little ones. 

Thanks to Vanessa for sending me this deal.

Go to https://www.atomtickets.com and click on the Beauty and the Beast banner when it shows.  Promo Code "5off" at check out.

Be sure to change the theatre to the one you want in your area. 

Good luck and thanks Vanessa for the heads up!  Oh, Vanessa is my neice!  :o)

ShaRon :o)
John 21:18


Friday, January 13, 2017

Just a thought or two from your old friend, ShaRon :o)

​WHEW!!! Can we officially stop saying "Happy New Year!"?

My life is finally slowing down after the holidays.  My grandkids were in overdrive X10!!!  And, at the end of all this, I just had my 70th birthday!!  Yes, I am officially an old lady and loving it.  Had I known how much fun 70 would be, I would have been born 70 and gone on from there. 

What are a few of the advantages of being 70 years old?  I am so glad you asked.  First, I can say "no" and not even think about giving a reason and no one asks me "why?".  They may want to but don't. 

Second, I no longer feel I have to apologize for forgetting to do something.  I just tell folks that if they wanted someone to remember they were supposed to do or say something, they should have asked someone younger. 

Next, I have come to the realization that one morning I am not going to wake up.  It is for this reason that I have decided that if I am going to do something, it must be fun.  I am no longer going to waste my time doing stuff that I do not enjoy.  ​Life is short and at 70, I know for certain that I have lived out most of my years and have only a few more (may be) to go. 

As strange as it may seem, I am excited about my next journey.  I look forward to crossing over to be with my Jesus, to see the face of God, and joining my ancestors who paved the way for me to have such as incredible journey.  I highly recommend growing old.  I also recommend being nice to everyone around you.  For one day, you may need someone to roll your wrinkly behinds over and change that nasty diaper. 

I know that I will not always be in charge of my comings and goings.  Scripture says, "I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were able to do as you liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will dress you and take you where you don't want to go."  ​John 21:18​

Just a thought or two from your old friend, ShaRon :o)

PS  I have some awesome coupon links to share​ later today.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Harris Teeter Shopping Hack!

Hey, Y'all!
Harris Teeter Super Doubles start today!!!

As most of you already know, our house is bursting at the seams with our 8-11 grandkids (depending on who is spending the night).  The last thing I have to waste is my TIME!!!  I have noticed that my couponing has not been as fervent as it had been in the  previous year.  I just did not have the "extra" time to aimlessly wander the aisles searching for bargains.

I love to coupon.  It is my stress reliever.  I have to focus only on the thrill of the bargain or that amazing high value coupon and nothing else.  But, alas, I have not been able to do that, until today. 

I decided to grab that HT Super Doubles spreadsheet and match up some coupons with those deals.  But, what makes this trip different is that I am placing my order online.  It only costs $4.95 to order my groceries and have my own personal shopper do all my grocery shopping for me.  So, imagine my surprise when I realized that my final out of pocket will be about $13 AND because this is my very first online order with HT, my $4.95 fee is waived!!!!  YESSSSSS!!!

After all my coupons, sales, etc., my bottom line out of pocket should be about $13 + tax.  I will have to scan my coupons at the store. I scheduled my pick up for the first day of the Super Doubles Sale and the first time slot in the morning.  Hopefully, this will mean that all of my items will be in stock.  I planned to go really early in the morning and shop for myself but this is so much better and it is free.  I really don't have the time to do my own shopping.

My Shopping List
3 Finish Powerball Max in 1 $4.99 ea (99¢ ea)
3 Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair 10 oz $4.49 ea (49¢ ea)
3 Poise Pantiliners $3.99 ea (FREE)
3 Dove Men Body Wash 13.5 oz $3.99 ea (97¢ ea)
3 Crest Pro-Health Advanced Extra Whitening $3.99 ea (FREE)
1 Right Guard Xtreme $4.69 ea (69¢)
2 Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea $2 ea (50¢ ea)
2 Truvia Stevia Sweetner $3.99 (99¢ ea)



Have fun shopping Super Doubles at HT!!!​

ShaRon
:o)


Monday, January 2, 2017

HT Super Doubles are Baaaaaack!

Happy 2017 New Year to Everyone!

Disclaimer:  If you do not live in Harris Teeter country, ignore this email.


Harris Teeter Super Doubles are Baaaaack!!!

All coupons double up to $4!!!  50¢ coupons double to $1; $1 coupons double to $2; $1.50 coupons double to $3; $2 coupons double to $4!!!  If the coupon says, "Do Not Double" it will not double its value.

Here's how to get started.
2. Go to the Deal Matchups for Harris Teeter Super Doubles beginning Wednesday at 7 am.
3. Follow the links for the deal matchups in #2
4. Make your own Super Doubles by typing in "$2", "$1", "$1.50", etc. in the "Source" field as shown below. Only type one amount at a time.  All of the coupons will appear for that amount.  Some will be printables and others will be from inserts.  If you need help, send me an email.:


Finally, start clipping and preparing for the Harris Teeter Super Doubles starting Wednesday in most regions.  If it doesn't happen, we will all be disappointed.

Happy New Year!

ShaRon :o)




Saturday, November 26, 2016

Online: Cyber Monday Deals & More...

Hey, Y'all!

I am not one down for the hunt for Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals.  However, I know some of you were probably bustin' down chains to grab those super deals this weekend. 
I was reading my December AARP magazine and saw several tips that I wanted to pass on to you.

Here are some tips for shopping saavy online and in stores:
  1. PricePinx.com to get notified the instant an item you are craving is marked down.
  2. Follow your favorite retailer online via Facebook & Twitter for access to sales and markdowns.
  3. Buy discounted gift cards at Gift Card Granny  and Card Cash.  You may be able to get gift cards discounted by as much as 35%!!
  4. Comparison shop online by using search engines: ShopStyle.com for fashion and home products; Shopping.com and BizRate.com for commodity items like TVs.  PriceGrabber.com compiles items with the lowest prices from across the internet.
  5. Overstock.com and 6pm.com are pots of gold at the end of the deal hunter's rainbow.
  6. Google the item and add "best price" to it.  For example, "Samsung 6 Best Price"
  7. "Dynamic Pricing" fluctuates based on your search history and can raise prices by a few cents or $100+.  This has happened to me several times on Amazon.com.  The solution is to browse incognito to avoid site "cookies" that store your search history.  To open a private window <press Control + Shift + N> (in Windows, Linus and Chrome OS); Command + Shift + N (Mac).
  8. Amazon Shoppers: Amazon prices change daily and sometimes hourly.  Check Camelcamelcamel.com for the cost history of any item on Amazon.com.
  9. Check the "Deals" listed under the black Amazon banner for other great deals.  Don't forget to browse the deals incognito via the private mode (see #7)
  10. Shop Amazon Warehouse & Amazon Outlet
  11. Load these two apps on your smart phone:  Amazon and ShopSaavy.  Snap a photo of an items bar code and automatically compare prices among thousands of real live retail stores​.  The app actually has coupons you can show on your phone for more discounts.
  12. Finally, if you have the time, give the online retailer a call or online chat.  Ask for specials, promo codes, discounts, etc. on the item(s) you want to purchase.  Be extra sweet and you may fill your pot of gold with great savings and more deals than you can count.
ShaRon :o)


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hey, Y'all!

I know you probably thought I had fallen off the edge of the earth and landed on the moon.  But, I have been so busy with my big family and have only now settled into a groove that will soon allow me to get back to my shopping trips and blog posts.  I might even have time to do a coupon class or two.  However, for now, I will be very much Bizzy MiMi in the Kitchen; at the grocery store; at the pharmacy or wherever I find myself.  I want to begin doing more videos, too.  They are quicker and more fun than just sitting and typing and rambling on and on like I am doing right now.

Anyway, I have been teaching a class at my church on budgeting and paying down personal debt. Part of the class assignment is to have one area of their finances as cash only with a fixed budgeted amount.  I chose "groceries" to be my cash only budget item.  I set our family limit at $600 per month.  That is really low for feeding 11 people each month.  However, I have a full pantry, two freezers, and three refrigerators with freezers all full of frozen foods; eggs; veggies, fruit all waiting to be devoured.  So, for now, we are starting with the $600.  My husband has an envelope with $350 and I have one with $250.  He purchases paper and plastic eating utensils, plates, cups, bathroom tissue, paper towels, etc. in addition to groceries. 

I made my first cash only purchase at ShopRite Saturday night.  How did I do?  Look & see for yourself https://youtu.be/HN6-RWZMI2w

 My total before coupons was $98.72; after I swiped my customer card, it dropped to $65.80; after coupons were scanned it dropped to $36.46.  I also received two catalina coupons: $2 off my next fresh meat purchase; $5 off my next grocery purchase that made my bottom line just $29.46 down from $98.72. Haaaay!

I have missed some awesome deals these last few weeks because I have been fulfilling my pledge to prepare meals only from what we have on hand (in our freezers and pantry) for at least a month.  We have been doing just that and have been able to save simply by not going to the supermarket.

We are continuing to eat from our stocked freezers and pantry and supplement our meals with purchases of fresh fruit, veggies, and milk.  I have to reign in my husband's purchases because he will go to the store hungry and come home with stuff we really do not need: cookies, potato chips, brownies, cake, pies, honey buns, etc.  Hopefully, his cash based budget with help him resist his junk food splurges.

Sadly, there's only one insert expected next weekend following Thanksgiving.  Here's the link to PG Insert coupon preview.  The next several weeks in December should prove to be bountiful for couponers.  January will definitely be a wonderful day for couponers.  You can expect as many as four or five inserts the first Sunday in January.

In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving!

ShaRon :o)