Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Living Rich with Coupons

Hey, Y'all!

Have not had the energy to go shopping for anything this past week.  All those awesome deals passed me by.  But, my coupon mantra says, "Don't fret over missed deals and expired coupons. There will always be more deals and better coupons to match them." 

I have a horrendous summer cold and ten kids clamoring to be fed three square meals, snacks, and dessert everyday.  I don't have the option to wimp out because of a stinking cold.  But, I did today!  Thankfully, I have been teaching all of my kids from the 4 year old up to the 17 year old to prepare meals.  This afternoon my 15 year old grandson barbequed three or four racks (15 lbs) of spare ribs; my 4, 6, & 7 year olds prepared the veggies (frozen green beans and corn on the cob).  I am so very proud of them.  Those of you who know my little ones think they are perfect in every way... Well, let me just say this.  They are "children" and behave like children whenever they get the chance.

Decided to share a favorite coupon website with you.  All of these links will help you get the best deals with or without coupons.  My goal is to stay out of the stores because there is no better proven way to save money than not to shop.  I try not to shop more than once per week.  That has been easy this week because I am sick.  But, I will try to get out either Friday morning or Saturday morning. 

Finally, I am going to give you a quick look at our "storehouse": basement pantry, three refrigerators, and two freezers next week.  I am also preparing meals for the school week and will let you see how we do that, too.  We will prepare (pre-cook) about 30 pounds of home-fried potatoes; 10 pounds of bacon; corn muffins; french toast; and pancakes.  I won't do all of that in one day.  Each time I prepare those items for a meal, I will just "overcook" and freeze the rest for other meals.  The kids LOVE home-fries and bacon for breakfast.  Only a few really like eggs with their breakfast.  But, they love deviled eggs for after school snacks.

I am so glad school will be starting next week.  Early bedtimes for everyone at 8 PM...YES, YES, YES!  Our kids are like the walking dead in the morning.  I have given wake up duties to their father.  The first wake up is at 5 AM...Good Luck!  This also means I will have about 6 hours of "free" time to do other things.  Well, I hope that my meal planning and preparation will actually give us more "free" time during the day.

Finally, I really want to do more videos with my family to let you share in our victories and a few of our defeats, too.  The children are remarkable and we are all so very proud to be a part of their lives. 

Living Rich with Coupons is one of my favorite go to sites for deal match ups for supermarkets and pharmacies.  I am sure you will find this site very helpful, too.  All of the featured links below are from LivingRichwithCoupons.com This site features lots and lots of awesome links that will help you plan your shopping and your meals for your hungry family.  The links on the website will also teach you how to be a better couponer.

I hope you have an awesome week shopping and enjoy the deals!

Happy Couponing!

ShaRon :o)


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Red Hot Deals...

Hey, Y'all!
Just taking out a little time to let you know that I love my CouponBees!!!

First, CouponBee Valda sent me an email to let me know that Aldi has one dozen large eggs on sale for 79¢/dz!!  I 'bout had a happy fit right in the middle of whatever I was doing. 

As many of you know, my family grew from two to thirteen literally overnight last fall.  That includes ten children + one addition to the thirteen, their cousin who shows up on Fridays for the weekend.  Everyone in our house loves eggs in one form or another:  french toast, scrambled, pancakes, waffles, boiled, egg salad, fried rice (with eggs), sausage casserole, over easy on ramen and hamburgers, egg salad, and pickled.  That equates to about 2 to 3 doz eggs per week.

So, I rushed out to Aldi's yesterday morning and bought twelve dozen.  I was down to two dozen and was getting a little nervous.  I grabbed my eggs and danced out of Aldi's (total for my 12 dz eggs = $8.48).

Next, CouponBee Kendall sent me a link to deals at Harris Teeter that began this morning.  Sorry for the delay.  I've been busy.  Anyway, HT is having their a tripe coupon event until next Tuesday at midnight. 
Here's the link explaining the event: HT TRIPLE COUPON EVENT
Here's the link to some of the deals: HT Triple Coupon Deals.

I am using a coupon database to hunt for coupons to use on these and other deals.  Hot Coupon World database allows you to sort according to the denomination.  Select 25¢, 50¢, or 75¢ denominations and they will triple at HT.  BUT, only if it doesn't specify "Do Not Double or Triple" on it.
Here's the link to the Hot Coupon World database.

Next, enter the denomination of the coupon in the "search" field. 
Type in this format:  $0.75 and NOT 75 cent or 75¢
Change the number of coupons that show to "ALL"

Coupon Previews for Week of 8.14.16

P&G 8/14

Red Plum 8/14

Smart Source 8/14

Fall Coupon Classes Coming!
Are you interested?  Let me know.  I would like to have a class of 15+ couponers to attend.  The cost for the class is the same as last year.  Five cans of veggies and two bottles of hot sauce.  All donations will go the Holiday baskets prepared by the United Methodist Women at our church.  Date, place (Laurel/Beltsville area), and time TBA.  For now, I just want to see if there is any interest.  One class would be identical to the introductory to couponing class last fall.  The second class would be more advanced but no so much that a beginning couponer would not benefit.

Finally, many thanks to CouponBees Kendall and Valda for passing on those coupon deals .

Happy Couponing!​

ShaRon
:o)


Friday, August 5, 2016

Weekend Quickie Deals!

Weekend Quickie Deals!

Harris Teeter (coupon links are highlighted in yellow)
  • If you have registered your shopping card at HT, you should have received an email "Savings Alert" with their specials for this weekend through Tuesday.  Some items will only be on special this weekend. 
  • For example, GAIN detergent is on sale for $2.97 a good deal on any day. 
    BUT WAIT!...There is a P&G coupon for $2/1 in last week's Sunday paper.  There is a limit of two (2) per household. 

  • 1% and No Fat Milk is only $2.15 at Sam's Club.  This has been a weekly price for about 2 months.  My stock up rice is $2.25 per gallon or less.  Whole milk and 2% is slightly higher.
  • ​Butterball turkey bacon 97¢.  There is an insert coupon ​
    ​$0.55/1 or $1/2 Butterball Bacon, Any (No Cash Back; DND) - SS 06-19-16, exp. 09/11/16​
    OR a printable Butterball bacon coupon

​ShopRite
  • Tasty Bite Rice or Noodles​ Coupon to use on any Tasty Bite Product - $1.00/1 Tasty Bite Asian Noodles Product, Any - SS 06-19-16, exp. 12/31/16 OR printable Tasty Bite Coupon (scroll down)
  • ShopRite Eggs 30 eggs (2 1/2 dz) $2.49 ($1.08 dz/large)
    ShopRite Eggs - Large White
  • Keller's Butter Quarters $2 one pound (limit one with store coupon in flyer)
  • Perdue Split Chicken Breast $1/lb (limit one with store coupon in flyer) Make this an even better deal with this insert coupon $1.00/2 Perdue Fresh Chicken Products, Any - RP 7/17/16, exp. 08/31/16
  • Talenti Ice Cream $1/pint (My guilty pleasure!!!)

Staples

Click this link for the coupons featured below: Staples.com/coupons

These are only a few of the thousands of sales at each store.  When is it really a sale!  My measure of a sale is when an item is at least 25% to 30% or higher off the regular price of an item.  Most coupons will add another 25% to 30% off for a total savings of 50% to 60% or more when the coupon is added to the price of an item that is really on sale.  That why you wait for the item to be on sale "for real" and add those coupons.  Sharp smarter and add those coupons to sale items.

Happy Couponing!

ShaRon :o)





ShaRon :o)


Monday, August 1, 2016

Coupon Christmas in August!!!

Hey, Y'all!

It is coupon Christmas for me in August!  Five coupon inserts are expected next weekend (wk of 8/7):
I love it when we know this far in advance about upcoming coupons.  I can plan my next shopping trip and be really prepared to make some great deals. 

Lots of coupon deals with this week's coupons for school supplies.  No one should be paying anything for mechanical pencils, pens, and highlighters.  There are coupons from last week, this past Sunday, and next week, too.  Office Depot, Staples, and Office Max all accept coupons.  Notebook paper:  WalMart.com has notebook paper for 50¢ per 100 sheets.  But you must order online and then pick it up at the store of your choice.  It comes in a ream of 500 sheets for $2.44.  Don't just buy enough to get them through the first quarter.  Buy for the entire year while the prices are really low.  Here's the link:  500 Sheets Filler Paper

Don't have time to go shopping for school supplies...order your supplies on Amazon.com or WalMart.com.  Amazon will deliver directly to your door, even on Sundays.  WalMart will deliver some supplies but all supplies can be picked up the same day  with no shipping charges.  Your school will have a list of required supplies available in the school office or online on the school's website or FaceBk.

I am leaving for my last camping trip with our grandkids, in the morning.  We are taking the youngest four to Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA.  It is a fun and magical place for younger children.  Our 9 year old said he doesn't want to go because it is for little kids (he went last year and for two years before that).  My 7 & 8 year old girls did not want to go, either. But, they love the camping experience and hanging with their cousins who will also be there.  Our 4 & 6 year old boys are so excited that they went to bed extra early.  They want to wake up early and help clean the floor in the motorhome before we leave.

We will have campfires each evening and all meals outdoors, too.  We have movie night each evening outside on my sister's big screen tv on her motorhome.  How many kids are going?  Eight (8)!  Whew!  I need some dessert.

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)




Thursday, July 28, 2016

Coupon Previews 7/31 - 8/6

Getting Back to My Couponing Groove...

Trying to get back into my couponing groove.  I have been on three weekly camping trips this month with my grandkids.  I have been blessed with so many that I can only take three on each trip.  I have one three day camping trip next week with my two youngest grandsons.  I am also bringing along their two older sisters (7 & 8 yrs) to help them with their campground routine.

This month, we went to Water Country USA - Wmsbrg, VA; Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, TN; and Carowinds - Charlotte, NC.  Monday, we leave for Dutch WonderLand - Lancaster, PA.  Whew!  We will need a trip for just my husband and me after next week.  But, that will have to wait...

Next, this week we start shopping with a vengeance for school supplies.  Thankfully, three of our kids are in school uniforms.  The younger kids just look forward to new shoes, fresh hair cuts and hairdos, and new school supplies.  

There are still tons of coupon deals for school supplies in this week's ads at Staples, WalMart, ShopRite, Office Depot, and of course, the Dollar Stores.  Most pharmacies have excellent school supplies deals, too.  All of those stores accept coupons but only supermarkets double them.  By now, you know which supermarkets double coupons.  If not, check their website or ask customer service when you shop there the next time.
WalMart Notebook Paper Deal (no coupon needed)
500 Sheets (1 Ream) of notebook paper for $2.50 (50cents/100 sheets)!  The lowest price I have seen is 75 cent for 100 sheets. Note: you will have to change the location to your local WalMart.

  • 1 cent per ream for copier paper (limit 4 reams) & 25% off all school supplies when you buy a backpack@ Staples - Go to Staples.com/coupons
  • Maryland Tax Free Week - Maryland Tax Free Week 2016 is Sunday, August 14th, 2016 to Saturday, August 20th, 2016.  For more information on which items qualify, go to MD Tax Free Week    Spoiler Alert: School supplies do not qualify. 
Maryland Tax Free Week 2016

That's all for now.  Happy Couponing!

ShaRon, The Bizzy Coupon Bee

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Coupon Preview & a few deals...

Coupon Preview for Week of July 17-23
One insert expected:  RedPlum 7.17.16

My Favorite Deals this week:
ShopRite Deals for Week of July 17-23
(All coupons with a face value up to $1 double up to $2 at Shoprite)
Wyler's powdered Drink Mix - $1.69 - pair with $1/3 coupon (66¢ off each Wyler's item)
Coupon:  SmartSource 6.19.16: $1/3

  • Coupons for Hellmann's Deal:
    RedPlum 06/19/16), exp. 7/17/16 (coupon expires SUNDAY!!)

Hefty Sliders and foam plates 1/2 price @ ShopRite


Coupons for Hefty Deals @ ShopRite



77¢/dozen with coupon in the flyer (get from the store)  Sale ends Tuesday, July 19th (Limit 2 per household with card)  I have had no problem getting 2 dozen per day with the coupon and my Safeway card.​


​My goal is to get at least 10 doz eggs.  I have to replenish when my supply goes below 3 or 4 doz.  Right now, I have about 2 dz eggs on hand...time to stock up! ​
​ Hey, don't hate.  I have 13 folks in my house who love their eggs scrambled, boiled, and pickled.




Save-a-Lot Supermarket has lots of really good prices on name brands and you can use
manufacturers coupons, too.  My local market is located in New Carrollton, MD. 
Click this link to locate one near you:  Find Nearest Save-a-Lot


Sale ends today!!!

Sorry for the late notice


Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Nomorobo Update and Coupon Previews

Hey, Everyone!

Here's the coupon insert preview for Sunday, July 10. 
I have also included the Two Coupon Inserts Expected for July 10, 2016

Two Coupon Inserts Expected for July 10, 2016
Bonus Coupon Insert Preview for 7/17/16
Two are expected but only one was posted so far.
Master List of Bricks Coupons (Coupons.com)
Bookmark this link for coupons.com printable coupons nicknamed "bricks". 
You won't have to click through all those pages to find coupons any more.


Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)
Robocall protection for your cell phone(s) is now available.  Protection for your landline is still free.  If you want to protect your cell phone(s), the cost is $4.99 per month to protect the landline and cell phone(s).  You can protect up to four cell phones at that price.  I subscribed our home phone to basic service about 3 or 4 months ago.  I was getting more robocalls than regular phone calls.  Now, I get fewer and fewer robocalls but my phone only rings once.  That one ring lets me know that it was a robocall.  I just had to learn to pick up on the 2nd ring and not the first one. 

This morning, my home phone rang at 8:30 AM.  I was fast asleep.  But, the phone only rang once.  It was a robocall.  In the beginning, it did block a couple of phone calls that were not robocalls.  All I did was add that number to the "blocked by accident" choice and that number was able to get through without a problem.

If you have senior/aging parents, this will give them and you peace of mind.  You will no longer have to worry about them receiving calls from scammers who prey on the elderly. 


ShaRon :o)

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​Two Coupon Inserts Expected for July 10, 2016
Bonus Coupon Insert Preview for 7/17/16
Two are expected but only one was posted so far.
Master List of Bricks Coupons (Coupons.com)
Bookmark this link for coupons.com printable coupons nicknamed "bricks". 
You won't have to click through all those pages to find coupons any more.