Friday, May 20, 2016

Fun for Kids and Couponing, too!

Hey, Y'all!

Three inserts this weekend: 
Cheap and Free Summer Fun for Kids:  Y'all know that I am all over this for my 10 grandkids who are living with my husband and me.  We found lots of free stuff in Baltimore and DC but the fare for 13 people on the metro is just about $121 (off peak) roundtrip and that does not include parking. 

So, for us, free means we can load up our van and drive to our "free" entertainment or other fun happenings.

Here's some links to great free and cheap summer fun:
​If you live near an Aldi, 1 gallon of milk is just $1.99.  We are down to our last two gallons.  I will get a dozen gallons or so and freeze them.  Just remember to pour about 8 oz out of the bottle to allow for expansion when it freezes.  Also, it takes about three to four days for the milk to defrost in your refrigerator.  Shake well once it is completely defrosted. 

Eggs at Aldi are just 89¢/dz this weekend only (Fri & Sat).  Eggs at ShopRite are $2.09 for 2 1/2 dz (30 eggs).

​Happy Couponing!​

ShaRon
:o)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Unadvertised Specials for Maryland and Other States, too.

These are unadvertised deals for this week's sales (Week of 5.8-5.14)
Unadvertised sale items vary by store and region


Unadvertised Deals @ ShopRite (Maryland) Most MD ShopRite Stores double Qpons with a face value up to and including $1
Other States
You can choose the deals by state with the drop down menu in the upper left corner of the page.  Click on "Filter by State" on that page as shown below. 

​Four coupon inserts expected this coming weekend!!!
Very few coupons for food items.  Tons and tons of coupons for toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.), laundry detergent, personal hygiene, and bathroom paper products.  Hold on to these coupons for some really deep sales later in the month but don't let them expire on you.

Coupon Inserts "Expected"
RedPlum #1 - 5.15.16
RedPlum #2 - 5.15.16
RedPlum #3 - 5.15.16
SmartSource - 5.15.16

Be sure to leave some stuff for me!
Happy Couponing!​

ShaRon
:o)


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Rethinking Coupon Strategies...

All links are highlighted in yellow.

Hey, Y'all!

Been feeling kinda yucky for the last couple of days and not because of the weather.  I have a cold that I caught from one of my 10+ grandkids.  They get over their colds in 1 to 2 days max.  I have been sick since Tuesday and still feel like someone sucked all the energy out of me.

Anyway, I made a coupon shopping run to my local ShopRite this afternoon.  I ALWAYS go to SRite because they double coupons with a face value of $1 so that they are worth $2 off!!  But, now they have restrictions that are a pain in the butt.  I have to have a net total of $25 after all coupons have been scanned in order for my coupons to double.  That's not a problem if meat, poultry, seafood, or other big ticket items are on my list to buy.  But, otherwise, it isn't worth it.  So, as of next week, I will start looking at deals from other supermarkets like Super Walmart and Shoppers.  My pharmacy of choice is still CVS.  I have mastered the art of CVS couponing and don't have the brain cells to cram in Walgreens or RiteAid strategies just yet.  Maybe later this summer.

This weeks best links:
The Coupon Mom website can be a little confusing because it has so much info on its pages.  But, just click through the links and you will soon agree that this website has tons of information and deal match ups.  I learned to coupon by visiting every single one of the links on this website five years ago.  Then, I hit youtube and watched tons of videos that other more experienced couponers made.  Just go to YouTube and search "Couponing"  or "Learn How to Coupon".

I gave up my 17 pound coupon organizer and started the "Whole Insert" method after going to a coupon class in Tampa, Florida about 4 years ago.  It was presented by the ladies who are behind the website TrueCouponing.com  They have videos on youtube, as well.  Most of their supermarket deals are for Publix. It is an awesome place to coupon.  But, they are only found in the south.
Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Staples Printer/Copier Paper 1¢

Staples Printer/Copier Paper 1¢/Ream!!! (after rebate)
Limit 4 reams per person - Click on the photo or go to Staples.com/Coupons
The online rebate process is very easy and rebate check arrives in just about 2 weeks.  Just follow the directions on your receipt. 
Be sure to check the link every week.  This 1¢ sale repeats very often.
Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)




Friday, April 29, 2016

Weekend Quickies

Hey, Y'all!

We are all crying about the yucky weather this coming weekend.  But, there is a sunny side to all of this rainy weather besides May flowers.  Rainy weather is great couponing weather.  The stores will be empty and the shelves full.  So, right after church (or before), head out to your favorite supermarket.  It is supposed to be rainy here in Maryland for the next 5-7 days.  I am heading out this afternoon and again tomorrow. 

Awesome coupons expected this weekend.  Check each newspaper you buy or have delivered to be sure that all 5 of your inserts are inside.  Unfortunately, people are actually stealing the inserts from the newspapers. 

Look through your inserts and inspect each coupon for the expiration dates.  I have noticed a trend where coupons have expiration dates of less than 1 week after they appear in the inserts. 

Here are the five inserts we are looking for this weekend:
The five inserts expected this weekend:  RedPlum #1   RedPlum #2      SmartSource #1    SmartSource #2  P&G 5/1
The actual inserts and the coupons they contain will vary from state to state, city to city, and even from one neighborhood to another.  The face value of the coupons and the number of inserts will also depend on the region, city, or state where you buy your paper.

Local Deal:  Shoppers -1 doz. Eggs - 88¢/dz!!  Over the next several weeks/months egg and poultry prices should be really great.  The outdoor grilling season will be in full force right around Memorial Day and there should be plenty of chicken, rib, and hot dog sales showing up in your local stores.  Also, look for great sale prices on bbq sauce, pickles, relish, mustard, and ketchup, too.

Other Store Sneak Peeks - updated bi-weekly as new sneak peeks become available

 Next, don't forget to get rain checks when an item you want is gone.  Save those rain checks and make your own sale when coupons for those items become available...OR write to the manufacturer(s) and request coupons OR go their website or facebook page to see if they have coupons available. 

Finally, if you ever need a coupon for an item and need help finding one, please send me an email or give me a phone call.  I usually have pretty good luck finding coupons for items. 

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon :o)


Thursday, April 28, 2016

It's Q-pon Christmas in May!

Hey, Y'all!
We are expecting FIVE (5) coupon inserts this weekend.  I hear through the coupon grapevine that there will be some awesome coupon match ups that will save us all tons of money.  I will send a list of my favorite coupon matchup sites tomorrow.  Match up sites are websites, twitter, or facebk pages that actually post sales and the coupons to use with those deals to get items for free or almost free. 

Note:  Yes, I am on facebook, instagram, and twitter.  However, I do not accept friend requests because I only have those accounts for the coupons and deals.  AND, with ten kids, I really don't have the time to chit chat on social media and then hang around to see if someone liked what I posted.   May be in a few years, once I get organized. :o)

The five inserts expected this weekend:  RedPlum #1   RedPlum #2      SmartSource #1    SmartSource #2  P&G 5/1
As always, the actual inserts and the coupons they contain will vary from state to state, city to city, and even from one neighborhood to another.  The face value of the coupons and the number of inserts will also depend on the region, city, or state where you buy your paper.

I have been testing out a website that claims to stop those annoying robocalls.  At its peak, we were receiving so many robocalls that we stopped answering our home phone and only used the cell phones.  Blocking did not work because the robocallers/telemarketers started cloning other phone numbers.  Want to stop the robocalls for good??? Go to Nomorobo.com.

I was getting at least 15 to 20+ calls a day.  Now, I get zero!!!  I followed the directions carefully and did exactly what they said to do.  Now, I can answer my home phone without hearing, "Hi, this is Debbie from cardholder services...".  In the first couple of days, a call or two got through.  But, all I had to do was add that particular number to the Nomorobo blocked list and finally we are robocall free!  There is no charge for the service. 

If you have elderly parents, sign them up for this service.  The elderly are especially susceptible to robocall or telemarketer scams.  They are lonely and just want someone to talk to.  So, sign them up and then call and spend a few moments on the phone with them and ask about their day.

Enjoy the cool weather.  
ShaRon :o)


Friday, April 22, 2016

Coupon Previews & Stock up Deals!

Hey, Everyone!

Just a couple of links to get you started on next week's shopping sprees :o)

CouponPreviews for April 24, 2016
Two coupon inserts expected:  SmartSource & RedPlum
Deal Match ups for your favorite local supermarket:  This link has coupon policies & weekly deal match ups for many of your local retailers (pharmacies and supermarkets).

FINALLY, just two days left for this great deal on copy paper at Staples stores (not valid online) Staples.com/coupons   Prices shown are after rebates. 


ShaRon :o)