Family Dollar (The 8 Family Dollar coupons are mixed in among the manufacturers' coupons)
Dollar General (The 4 Dollar General coupons are mixed in among the manufacturers' coupons.)
Finally, sign up or sign in on your favorite grocery store's website. Download their digital coupons to your loyalty store card. Most stores will allow you to use a paper coupon with the digital coupon. Digital coupons are single use. Once you use them, they are no longer available.
I love it when the new month begins. Out with the old and in with the new coupons. Each month, several of the most popular coupon sites completely reload their coupons. Not only that, they also clear your two limit max for the coupons you downloaded the month before. There are two ways to take advantage of this.
First, download all the coupons you think you may want before the end of the month. Check your favorite sites and download the coupons as close to the end of the month as you can. Some sites load on the first day of the month and others load new coupons during the final week or days of the month. Second, be sure to load up on your favorite coupons as early in the month as possible before they are snatched up or reach their download limit. If you subscribe to your favorite coupon website, you will get an email when they load new coupons during the month.
Lately, I have noticed that some high dollar coupons are being issued with very limited times allowed for redemption. For example, there is a $10 coupon for Claritin in this week's circular but it expires after only 7 days! I plan to jump on this one and stock up for the upcoming spring allergy season. I recently downloaded some Purex coupons that expired three days after I downloaded them. Rather than let them go to waste, I gave them to a lady in the check out line. She thanked me profusely. It felt good being a coupon fairy.
Don't forget the manufacturer's coupons that are offered on their website, Facebk, and Twitter sites. Send them an email and just ask for a coupon or two. Be sure to let them know why you like their product(s) and you may get even more.
Here are a few of the coupon sites that I check on a regular basis for printable coupons at the beginning and end of each month and all the weeks in between:
Don't forget your favorite supermarket coupons, too. Download digital coupons from the grocery store's website.
These coupons can be stacked with manufacturer coupons that you download or clip from the inserts for even greater savings.
Finally, here's the bottom line tip to score great deals that will save you at least 50% or more on each item on your shopping list:
Wait for a sale that reduces the "regular" price by at least 30% then use a store coupon and/or a manufacturer's coupon. If that lowers the total out of pocket by 50% or more, you have made a great deal. That may be a great time to stock up.
The first weekend of the year always has a ton of inserts. This coming weekend is no exception. I always feel like it is my birthday when I get my paper and it is loaded with coupon inserts. You can expect at least four (4) inserts this weekend. Lots of great coupons to pair with some great winter sales.
You should also receive your winter CVS Extra Bucks Rewards the next time you shop at CVS or sign in online and print the coupon. I got mine yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. It was $6.50. Not really that much but when you use coupons and get most of your stuff for next to nothing, you should not expect a big reward.
For example, I went shopping yesterday at CVS and my total before scanning my card was $54.51. I bought 5 bottles of the 32 load TIDE liquid detergent and two bottles of DAWN 9 oz size. They were part of the spend $30 on P&G products and get $10 Extra Bucks Reward.
I had $25 in Extra Bucks ($10 I got from a CVSAdvisor.com survey; $10 from a previous ECBucks Reward purchase; and $5 from Extra Care rewards for 10 prescriptions). In addition, I had $11 in manufacturers' coupons (five $2 TIDE coupons and one $1 DAWN coupon) for a total of $31 in coupons. After scanning my card, I got the sale price for the TIDE ($5.94 each) and 99¢ each for the DAWN. Bottom line, I paid $1.56 (tax only) for all the items AND I received a $10 coupon AND my $6.50 winter ExtraBucks Reward for a total of $16.50 that I can spend on my next purchase at CVS.
I will receive not a single penny towards my next quarter rewards. If I am lucky, I will get not a dime in rewards next quarter. Oh, well... :o)
Here are the inserts for this weekend (click the links to see the coupons):
I have been busy getting my parents settled in their new apartment. They are nearly 90 years old and moving into their first apartment. My couponing has made it possible for me to stock their closet and bathrooms with FREE shampoo, conditioner, bayer asprin, lotion, toothpaste, mouthwash, paper towels, bar soap, dish detergent, copier paper, and nearly free coffee creamer and coffee. Fortunately, they will not be doing any of their own cooking and needed nothing from my grocery stockpile :o) They will be eating in a grand dining room, cruise ship style.
I hope to get back to a normal life of couponing next week. In the meantime, here are a couple of great deals for us all:
Look closely at the photos and you will see the notice that ShopRite will continue doubling coupons with a face value of up to $1 (doubles to $2!!)
Next, you can still buy 4 reams of Staples copier paper for 1¢ per ream each week!I have 55 reams of paper. I have eliminated the cost of paper from couponing.
I use about 1 ream per 6-8 weeks for couponing.So, my printing costs for paper are less than 1¢ per 1,500 printable coupons.
Print the coupon or bring up the coupon on your smartphone.I plan to coupon for another 10 to 15 years.That will take lots of paper! Go to the link below and get your four reams of 1¢ copier paper.http://www.staples.com/coupons
The tiny price is after mail-in rebate. I always do mine online as suggested on the recept. OOP cost per ream $2.81 (lmit 4 per week).
Make sure you have registered your supermarket shopping card on that stores website and then download the eCoupons waiting for you to add them to your card. Each eCoupon can only be used once at most stores.
Finally, ask your dentist, doctor, dietician, or gym manager if they have any coupons. They will have coupons that have a higher face value and may not be available on any website.
Living the rest of my life in perpetual vacation mode...six Saturdays and one Sunday a week!
Don't forget to check the FREEBIES on pages 1, 3, 14, & last page of your CVS Weekly AD. There are lots of bogo freebies but there are also lots of items that will be free once you get the ExtraCareBucks Reward. The sale ends WEDNESDAY and not Saturday! I learned this the hard way last November and missed a ton of freebies. A brand new CVS Weekly AD will be available Thursday.
There are two ways to get your freebies. First, you can just load up your basket with the freebies featured in the CVS Weekly AD. You will end up with a ton of ExtraCare Bucks off your next purchase.
The second way, buy one item and take the ExtraCareBucks you got for item number one and use it to pay for item number two. Take the ExtraCareBuck from item number two and use it to pay for item number three and so on... Less money oop (out of pocket).
Tips for using ExtraCare Bucks:
The ECB rewards do not carry over for another transaction if you use them on an item that costs less. So, be sure you use your ExtraCareBucks on items that cost the same price or higher. Don't waste a single penny!
If you use a manufacturer's coupon with your FREEBIE purchase, you will reduce your OOP and have a moneymaker! Your ECB will be worth more than you paid oop.
Please sure to share your shopping victories with us!
Here's the CVS FREEBIES list!
Green Giant Vegetables - 99¢ each (Limit 2 cans)
Total Home Laundry Deterge
- $1.79 (Limit One)
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese - 99¢ each (Limit One)
's Singles - 79¢ (Limit 1)
Sour Patch Gum - $1.57 (Limit 1)
5 Gum - $1
Sour Patch Theater box or Swedish Fish Theater box - $1.67 each (Limit One)
Limit 4 reams per week. You must have a Staples customer loyalty card before ringing up your order.
Finally, if you have a shellfish allergy, be sure you ask if they fry their foods in the same oil as their shellfish. I did not think to ask this when I got my food from a local chicken place (send me an email and I will tell you which one). Let's say this, "I will get my chicken from KFC from now on". You can see my face after eating the chicken. My left arm, both hands, and upper legs were all affected by the allergen in the chicken. I spent 5 hours in the emergency room. Much better now.
Happy Couponing! ShaRon :o)
Living the rest of my life in perpetual vacation mode...six Saturdays and one Sunday a week!
The holiday season rush is upon us. It extends thru the end of the year.
I want to share this CVS ad for the weekend before Thanksgiving. I looked forward to this same CVS
FREE Extravaganza last November. I happened to be in the store the
night before it started. A couponer emerged from check out with a
receipt filled with at least a dozen or more ExtraCareBucks Rewards.
The register receipt was longer than the height of the lady who made the
purchases. I was green with envy! But,
I knew I could come back later in the week to get the exact same deals
and end up with a bucket-load of ExtraCareBucks Rewards.
I returned the
day after Thanksgiving to cash in on all those juicy deals. HOWEVER, I did not read the front page of the CVS circular. I missed the part that said the FREE EVENT was to end the day before Thanks-giving. I was distraught and promised I would not miss it this year and I won't.
Below, you will find a preview of the CVS circular that will come in your newspaper Sunday, November 23rd or on
the day before, if you have home delivery. As always, you can get the
sale prices in the circular at CVS after 6 PM Saturday evening. Click
this link or download the pdf attachment: CVS AD Scan for Nov 23 thru Nov 25 ONLY! (Ad scan from iheartcvs.com)
Don't forget to scan your CVS card at the CVS magic red box machine inside the store. You will receive a 79¢ coupon for a free roll of the CVS brand paper towels and no tax.
Thanks to Theresa (one of my CouponBees) I found yet another source for some great coupons. Here's Teresa's tip: "Make sure you are getting the P&G coupon books at Family Dollar and
Rite Aid. I am using the dawn 40¢ q at Harris Teeter making my Dawn
Hey, I went right out to my nearest Family Dollar and scored two coupon
books. They are "hidden" behind the counter and you have to ask for
them. I was given just one and my friend got one, too and gave it to
Finally, Noodles and Company
just opened a eatery near my home. I signed up on their website and
just received my "Happy Birthday Noodle Bowl". My birthday is actually
in January but I wanted it to be in November because we will not be home
for most of January and summertime is too hot for noodle soup. So, I
will visit the new Harris Teeter and then stop by for my free bowl of
noodle soup on the way home.