Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Coupon Previews & Deals galore!

Four Coupon Inserts Expected this Weekend!!!

Hey, Everyone!

I am so excited about this coming weekend's coupon bonanza.  Four coupon inserts are expected this weekend!  So, after you shovel out the rest of the snow, sit down and gather your coupons for your next shopping trip. 

CVS Deal for FREE Colgate Toothpaste

  • Buy: Two (2) Colgate Max 6 oz or 2 in 1 toothpaste 4.6 oz for $3.49
  • Use: Two (2) $1 off one Colgate toothpaste, 3 oz or larger from Smart Source 1.17.16 
  • Pay Out of Pocket (OOP): $4.98 and receive $5 (ECB) ExtraCareBucks
  • Get both items for FREE!!!​
Finally, check your local supermarkets for great deals on meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, and dairy products.  Snowbound trucks were not able to deliver milk to the stores and the stores will have more milk than they can sell for the next few days.  This goes for eggs and fresh meat, too.  I doubt this will be advertised but as soon as you can, visit your local supermarkets and head for the produce, meat, and dairy sections.

If you have any questions or want to hang out with me when I go shopping, send me an email.  I am in the process of building our stockpile for our newly expanded family of 14 (3 adults and 11 children).  So, I am combining big box store shopping and couponing.  My goal is to build a self sustaining stockpile for 14 that will make it possible for us to shop only once every 4 to 6 weeks or more except for fresh produce (fruits and veggies).  If we stay out of the supermarket, we will automatically save money without clipping a single coupon. 

Still snowbound?  Spend a few minutes looking through the coupon databases for coupons to match the deals in this week's supermarket and pharmacy ads.

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

House Cleaning for the New Year!

Each year I ask those on my coupon email list to please let me know if they would like me to remove their name from my email list.  It is a new year and I am again asking that same question. 

Please let me know if you no longer wish to receive anymore coupon information.  I promise that my feelings will not be hurt...much :o)  You can always request to be added later if you find you miss hearing from me.  I do not want to be part of unwanted email clutter in your inbox. 

Also, I did send out the power point presentation from the last coupon class and about 15 emails bounced back because the file was too large.  I will send out a link to the presentation tomorrow...unless you ask me not to do so. :o)

In the meantime, Happy Couponing!

ShaRon :o)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Coupon Previews

Good Evening All!!!

Here's the coupon previews for the week of January 17 - 23 (one insert expected):  Coupon Previews
Coupon Preview for January 24 - 31 (P&G insert only):  P&G Insert Preview

Poultry Coupons: Pair these coupons with Perdue poultry sales and score big savings.
Perdue Chicken Coupons on Perdue.com

​I sent out the Coupon Class powerpoint presentation last week.  However, about 15 email addresses rejected the email because of its enormous size.  So, on to plan B.  I will upload it to my google drive and then share the link with you all.  I will do that tomorrow or Thursday.  No need to send me an email if you did or did not get the presentation.  I will just send the link to everyone.

Good night to all!​


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Coupon Tips...


Super Doubles at Harris Teeter thru Tuesday, January 12th.  All coupons with a face value up to $2 will double up to $4 off!!​

All printable coupon sites reloaded their coupons for 2016 on January 1st.  So, go on over to your favorite printable sites and get those coupons ASAP!  Most printable coupons will not expire for 30 days.  Hang on to them and wait for the perfect deals to net you the best savings.  Here are a few of my favorite printable coupon sites: 
Note: I have never couponed at Target.  I am not at all familiar with their coupon policy nor whether or not they welcome the couponing community with open arms.  Would love to hear some feedback.

Hampton and I will be teaching a couponing class in Ocean City this weekend (Saturday afternoon) for our motorcycle association.  Always a fun time there.  If you are registered for the Gold Wing Road Riders Association Convention in Ocean City, MD this weekend, please stop by our room and attend the class or just say, "Hey!!".

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)

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

Sunday, January 3, 2016

1.3.16 to 1.9.16 - CVS Deals

I've been browsing the latest CVS sales and coupon matchups on MyLitter.com
Lots and lots of great deals even without starting with CVS ExtraCare Bucks in your pocket!  You must use your ExtraCare Card (or phone number) & manufacturers' coupons where noted in the list to get the deals shown. 

Did you miss the 5-Ream case of copy paper at Staples last week?  
$1 Staples® 8.5" x 11" multipurpose paper, 5-ream case, after easy rebate and with coupon.  In Store Only
Well, lucky for you...the sale was extended (expires 1.09.16).  So, even if you got it last week, you can do it again this week.  Go to Staples.com/coupons to print the coupon...limit 4 cases.  DO NOT FORGET TO SEND IN THE REBATE!

Remember, the limit is 4 cases (5 reams per case).  Out of pocket per ream is $29.99 + tax...Ouch!  So, don't forget to send in your rebate or complete it online.  I got one case and will definitely get another one this week, as well.  Deals like this help make my coupon printing costs negligible.

Two NEW coupon sites that feature lots of CVS deals:
 CouponAholic.net Click the link for a great CVS deal I found on this site.
 Wild for CVS - Tons and tons of awesome CVS deals for this week.

Happy Couponing at CVS!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Coupon Insert Bonanza!!!

Happy New Year!

This weekend there will be at least 4 coupon inserts in the newspaper:  two RedPlum and two SmartSource inserts.  Don't forget to check out the links for their printable coupons, too.
Go the CouponPreviews.info for a sneak peak at this weekend's coupons.

NEW Money Saving Websites!!!
  • Bargain Blessings -  Contact list for 173 manufacturers for high value coupons.  Also, get ideas for contacting others, too.
  • DC Thrifty Mom - Free, Cheap, & Discount Happenings in the DC Metro Area -- If you don't live in the DC Metro area, google thrifty/moneysaving blogs for your local area or nearby cities.
I Wish You All Happy Couponing in 2016!​
ShaRon :o)

​PS - I have not forgotten to send you the coupon presentation.  My power supply cord no longer charges my laptop.  I just ordered a new one and it will arrive Wednesday.​

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wrapping up 2015...

This email has some great coupon info.  Save for later if you don't have time to read right now.

Just two more days until "Happy New Year" will be repeated by everyone you greet for the next week or more.  Question?  When do you stop saying, "Happy New Year"?  For me, I'm done with that greeting about 3 days into the new year.  After that, I don't bother.

Anyway, I set my first resolution for the coming year.  "I resolve to keep my desk and office neat and clean."  This is the very first time I have ever proclaimed this and certainly the first time I have put it out for the rest of my friends to see. As of this moment, my office and desk are both neat and clean.  I am ready for the new year!

In cleaning off my desk, I found the email list from my last coupon class in October!  I also found the list of about 20 items I promised to send to my Bizzy Coupon Bees as soon as I got home.  Well, those of you who attended the class might remember that I was sick.  I left that class and went straight to my bed for the next several days.  In the meantime, my desk clutter took on a life of its own and engulfed the email list and the list of items I promised to send to everyone.  Out of sight, out of mind...Thanks again to my cousin Carollera for compiling the list during the class. 

Below you will find all but 2 items from the list:  (I will send the PowerPoint presentation from the class and the envelope template in another day or two.  Those two items are on my laptop.)

If it is highlighted in yellow below, it is a link.
​I have forgotten why we wanted to know about this pressure cooker :o)​

​Save without clipping coupons:​

​Coupon Databases:
  • StillTasty.com - Find out how long you can store foods
  • Canadian Steak Seasoning  - I buy mine at Sam's Club.  I usually get the Grill Mates  (cannot remember why we wanted this link...I use it to season my greens, cabbage, green beans, ribs, and steaks)  It adds great taste without adding lots of salt.  Use sparingly until you figure out how spicy you like your food.
    WalMart Savings Catcher

  • My YouTube Channel (go to YouTube.com & type "redbeelips" or "Sharon Lewis-Conway" in the search field at the top of the page - ​I haven't added any new videos in the last month.  Promise to do better in 2016!  Subscribe to my channel and you will be notified each time I add a video.
  • Target Cartwheel - You are on your own with this one.  I haven't a clue how to use this money saver :o)
  • Making Laundry Detergent at home - This is the link to several YouTube videos that will show you how to make your own laundry detergent.  ​
  • How to Start a Stockpile with Coupons - This is a google search with several links to blogs and youtube videos that give great ideas about how to start your stockpile.  I a few days I will show you my current stockpile.  The one I had about 3 months ago is shown on my blog and in the powerpoint presentation.  It has been reduced to about 25% of what it was because we are now feeding 13 from a stockpile that was originally meant for 2.  So, we will be rebuilding our stockpile via coupons and big box stores like Sam's and Costco.  That is my
    ​second resolution, "Build a 6 month stockpile for a family of 13."​
      It will probably take me about 9 months to do that.  I will be giving lots of updates throughout the coming winter, spring, and summer.  Target date for completing the stockpile, October 1, 2016.​

​Organizing Coupons - YouTube videos to show you different ways to organize your coupons.  

  • "Whole Insert Coupon Organizing"​ This is the method I use.  I no longer use a binder.  I clip when I get ready to go shopping.
  • ​"Coupon Binder Organizing"​ - This is the method
    I started using when I first began to coupon.  Very time consuming.​
    ​  ​
    BUT, I missed less deals with this method.​

Bonus Website: 
Love It!!!! I just found this site tonight (this morning...it is 4:33 AM!!!)​ 

Happy New Year!!!​

ShaRon :o)