Saturday, April 30, 2011

Homeland Match-up May 4th-May 10th

Homeland doubles coupons every day up to $1.00, so a $0.50 will double to $1.00 and a $1.00 will become a $2.00 BUT a $1.25 with be just a $1.25.  They also do not double coupons on pop(aren't suppose to anyways according to their policy)

RRR Coupon $1.00/1
Pilgrim's Coupon $1.00/1

Yoplait Yogurt $0.39-Limit 6
-$0.40/6 from 3/27 SS

Marie Callender's One Dish, Pot Pies, or Complete Meals 2/$4
-$1.00/1 All You Magazine May Issue

Johnsonville Fresh Brats or Italian Sausage $4.29

Johnsonville Breakfast Pork Sausage Patties or Link $3.19
-$0.55/1 (Sign up for the newsletter and they send it to you in an email)
-$1.00/2 from 4/17 SS

Bar-S Corn Dogs 3lbs $5.99

Borden Cheese Singles 8-12oz $1.99
-$1.00/1 from Homeland Coupon Book

Country Crock 45oz $1.99
-$1.00/1 All You May Issue
-$0.50/1 from 4/17 RP

Welch's Healthy Start 100% Juice $2.99
-$1.00/1 from 2/27 SS

Smart Ones-Weight Watchers 2/$4

New York Texas Toast or Breadsticks $1.99

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Sandwiches or Ice Cream Bars $3.99
-$1.00/1 Novelty (not sure what this includes)

Lay's Potato Chips $2.99
-$2.00/2 Kettle Chips (this is suppose to be in the new coupon insert)

Fuze, Vitamin Water, Smart Water 10/$10  ***Awesome deal on Vitamin Water****
-$1.00/2 from 4/10 SS

Imperial Sugar $1.99 Limit 2
-$0.50/1 from 4/10 SS

Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner $4.49
-$2.00/1 from P&G Booklet
-Free Conditioner (Up to $4.74) when you buy Shampoo (Not sure if Homeland allows these)

Axe Shower Gel $3.99

Prilosec 42ct $24.99
-$1.00/1 will be in 5/1 P&G

Keebler Townhouse Crackers $1.89

Kellogg's Bonus Size Cereal (Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops, Frosted Mini Wheats) 3/$10
-$1.00/3 from 4/17 RP

General Mills Cereals 2/$5
-$1.00/3 will be in 5/1 SS

Minute Rice 2/$3
-$0.50/1 from 2/27 SS

Tide 2x Laundry Detergent $5.99
-$0.35/1 will be in 5/1 P&G
-$1.00/1 P&G Booklet

Charmin Toilet Paper 6 or 12 roll $6.99
-$0.25/1 will be in 5/1 P&G

Cascade Dishwasher Detergent Powders or Gel 45oz $2.99
-$0.25/1 will be in 5/1 P&G

Pampers 58-96ct $19.99
-$1.50/1 will be in 5/1 P&G
-$2.50/1 will be in 5/1 P&G

Bounty 6 roll $7.49
-$0.25/1 will be in 5/1 P&G

Old El Paso Green Chiles, Taco Shells, Enchilada Sauce or Taco Seasons $1.00
-$0.60/2   Scroll down the page for the coupon

Old El Paso Taco Shells, Pickled Jalapenos, Refried Beans, Rice or Chiles 2/$3

Old El Paso Dinner Kits, Tortilla Stuffers, taco Seasoning Canister 2/$5

Kellogg's Special K Cereals 2/$5
-$1.00/2 Need to sign up on website

Kellogg's Special K Protein Shakes 2/$10

This is what Homeland had to say on their FB page about the in store coupons and prices: Click on the picture to make it bigger.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Where to start for New Coupon Users-Gathering & Organizing

Well I get asked questions all the time about where to begin, people wanting to start using coupons becuase of seeing other save or just out of necessity for their own budget needs. I am going to help you begin your stockpile of coupons and get you on your way to saving TONS of money every time you go to the store.

Gathering Coupons
-If you are wondering how to start your coupon stock there are tons of ways to do this
  • Buy a Sunday paper-in most areas there are at least 2 inserts every week(We'll talk about buying multiple papers later on) BUY AT LEAST 1 EVERY WEEK
  • Trade coupons-You'd be surprised how many people are willing to trade coupons in your own town
  • Join websites like , , or you most likely can find a local coupon website by doing a google search for "*your state* coupon website"
  • Print coupons-This is a bit overwhelming to a new couponer as it's hard to figure out which coupons are worth the ink and which aren't (We'll go into this further later)
  • Ordering from a coupon clipper service or ebay.
    • Couponsbydede -cheap coupons, min. order of $3(with this min, shipping is $0.94)
    • Lorishas3kids - buying 20 of same coupons for cheap (Not for the beginner)
    • The Coupons Clippers -Min order of $3
    • Search for coupon clipping service and ton more options will come up
    • Ebay-people sell lots of coupons in quantities of 5-10
 Newspaper Coupons
When you first start couponing you'll be able to find all kinds of coupons in your Sunday paper, the most common inserts are
  • SS-SmartSource
  • RedPlum
  • P&G(Once a month these come out, normally at the beginning of the month and they expire at the end of that month)
Now with just 2 of those (the SS&RP) you can start building a pretty decent stock of coupons.

How to organize your coupons: Always do what works for you! Being organized means more savings
  • Filing System
  • Binder System
Filing System: This is commonly used by people that use online match-ups only
The filing system has many adaptable methods depending on your needs for the basic part of it, every week or every time you get coupon inserts they are filed.  You can have anything you file them in whether it's a filing cabinet or a carrying case.
  • You will want to date the inserts (Ex: 3/20) on the front cover when you file them or put a tab above them
  • This method does not cut individual coupons until needed, the whole insert is filed
Binder System: This system is commonly used by people that take their binder with them to the store or anywhere they shop
This system is the one I personally use and enjoy it a lot easier than having to find space to file coupons so I am kinda biased
  • Cut all coupons from inserts you will use or keep
  • File them in baseball card sleeve pages
    • Walmart, Target (Found by checkouts where the trading cards are) usually $5-6 for 30 pages
  • Organize by type or isle
    • People can organize by their stores isles or by type (Frozen, Cans, etc)
The down side to this is when coupons expire and you have to go through your whole binder.  I started out with a 1" binder (Need to upgrade soon, hoping that's what husband gets me for Mother's Day)

I don't want the posts to get confusing so I am breaking them up so it's not too much info at one time.  The next post will concern Printable Coupons

Other helpful posts:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Homeland Match-up 4/27-5/3

Homeland doubles coupons up to $1.00, so a $0.75 will double to $1.50 but a $1.25 will not.  They also only double the first like coupon per transaction. To save more money break your transactions up if possible.

Meat/Chicken coupons:
RRR: $1.00/1
Pilgrim's: $1.00/1

KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce-$0.89
-$0.50/1 (3/13 SS Insert)

General Mills Cereals 2/$5

-$1.00/2 (3/27 SS Insert)

Charmin 12rolls $4.99 (Limit 2)
-$0.25/1 (4/3 RP Insert)

Cheez It $1.99 9.75-14oz
-$1/2 (Baby Swiss Flavor)

El Monterey Taquitos $5.99
-$1/1 (1/30 SS Insert OR 3/6 RP Insert)

Bob Evans Side Dishes $3.29
-$1/2 or $1/2 (4/10 SS)
= $2.29/1

Gorton's Crunchy Fish Fillets or Fish Sticks $5.99
-$0.50/1 (2/13 SS Insert)
-$1/2 (2/13 SS Insert)

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $0.88
-$0.40/2 (4/17 SS)

Pillsbury Grands Jr Biscuits $0.88
-$0.30/3(3/13 SS Insert)

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $0.88
-$0.50/2 (4/17 SS Insert)

Borden Sliced or Shredded Cheese 2/$3
-$1.00/2 (Homeland Coupon Book)

Heluva Good Dips $1.49
-$.50/1 Cheese or Sour Cream

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels 3/$5
-$0.50/2 (3/13 SS Insert)

Birds Eye Premium Vegetables $1.99
-$1/3 (3/20 SS Insert)

Blue Bunny Champ Cones $3.99
-$1/1 (Must sign up on website)

Wishbone Spritzers or Salad Dressings 3/$5
= $0.87/1

Act II Popcorn 3pk $1.00
-$0.55/1 (2/27 SS Insert)

Kelloggs Cereals 2/$6
-$1/2 Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies (4/17 RP Insert)
= $4.00/2
-$0.70/1 Raisin Bran 
= $1.60/1
-$1/3 Kelloggs Cereals 
= $7.00/3
Knorr Pasta Sides $0.99
= $0.97/3

Puffs Facial Tissue $0.99
-$0.25/3 (4/3 P&G Insert)
= $2.47/3

Pedigree Small Crunchy Bite Dog Food 20lb $9.99

Purina Dog Chow Dog Food 20lb $9.99
-$2/1 (Check this coupon before using it to make sure it applies) 

Purina Cat Chow or Kitten Chow $10.99 16lb
-$2.00//1 (3/20 RP Insert)

Pampers Wipes Refill Packs 180-231ct $6.49
-$0.50/1 60ct+ (This coupon will be in 5/1 P&G Insert)

Allegra Allergy Relief 30ct $17.99

-$5/1 (4/17 RP Insert)

Ensure 4pk $6.99
-$2/1 (4/3 SS Insert)

Crest Toothpaste 6.4oz $1.79
-$1/1 (3/27 P&G)

Excedrin Extra Strength 24ct $2.99
-$0.75/1 (4.17 SS Insert)

Tresemme Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Aids $2.99

Post Cereals 2/$5
-$1/1 Post Great Grain Cereals

Kool-aid 10/$1
-B10G5 Free (3/13 SS Insert)
-B2G1 Free (3/13 Insert)

Keebler Fudge Shoppe or E.L. Fudge Cookies $1.99
-$0.55/2 (3/6 RP)


Homeland Milk $2.79
-Awesome deal!

Imperial Sugar 4lb $1.99

Huggies Diapers 20-50ct $7.99
-$1.50/1  (4/17 SS)

Monday, April 25, 2011

New coupons and deals

Wanted to put a post of recent new coupons and deal for those that missed them:

  • $0.50/1 Imperial Sugar found here 
  • has $2/1 Huggies, $2/2 Nivea Lip Care, $1.00/1 Bagel Bites Here
  • $1.00/1 Yoplait Smoothie, like them on Facebook
  • $1.00/2 12ct K-cups(Keurig machine) found here

You can get re-usable totes from Kellogg's  by going here and you will need to download the form, need $1.75 shipping and 2 UPCs from Kellogg's cereals.  (This should be easy because of all the sales on Kellogg's lately)

                                        You can get 6 free items from Vistaprint, just pay shipping!

Also I will be doing a sort of Q&A post sometime this week and I encourage you guys to ask questions now so then I can directly answer them in that blog post and you can always have it to reference back to. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wal-mart Haul 4/21

Banquet 6 Salisbury Steak Dinner $2.28
-Coupon $0.50/1
On-Cor 6 Salisbury Steak Dinner $2.18
-Coupon $0.30/1
Chocolate Peeps $0.98
-Coupon $1.00/2
M&M Egg $1.00
-Coupon $2.00/2
Gillette Proglide $5.97
-Coupon $5.00
Gillete Proglide $5.97
-Coupon $5.00
ALL Detergent $3.97 (32loads)
-Coupon $1.00/1
Degree Trial Size $0.97
-Coupons $1.00/1 x16

Total: $13.89

Homeland Haul 4/21

I'm going to do a break-down of the transactions so then some people can't better understand how it happens. Now I went in with a spreadsheet I printed out of my list, prices, coupon, final price, and qty to get. I checked it off as I went.

Transaction #1
Lipton Tea bags $0.99
-Coupon $1.00/2
Sugar $1.99
-Coupon $0.50/1
Bar-s HotDogs $5/4=$1.25ea
-Coupon $1.00/2
Farmland Sausage Rolls or Links $5/3=$1.67ea
-Coupon $1.00/1
Country Crock Butter $2.59
-Coupon $1.00/1
Chinet Napkins $3/2
-Coupon $0.75/1
Lay’s Chips $5/2
-Coupon $1.00/2
Eggs $0.99
RRR Meat-$4.15
-Coupon $1.00/1
Totinos Pizza $1.59
-Coupon $0.50/1
Kraft Dressing 3/$5
-Coupn $1/2
Sara Lee Wheat Bread $2.39
-Coupon $0.55/1
Angel Soft 4pk $1.99
-Coupon $0.55/1

Total: $10.30 83%off

Transactions #2
Lipton Tea bags $0.99
-Coupon $1.00/2
Sugar $1.99
-Coupon $0.50/1
Bar-s HotDogs $5/4=$1.25ea
-Coupon $1.00/2
Chinet Napkins $3/2
-Coupon $0.75/1
Lay’s Chips $5/2
-Coupon $1.00/2
RRR Meat-$4.67
-Coupon $1.00/1
Totinos Pizza $1.59
-Coupon $0.50/1
Kraft Dressing 3/$5
-Coupn $1/2
Sara Lee Wheat Bread $2.39
-Coupon $0.55/1
Angel Soft 4pk $1.99
-Coupon $0.55/1

Total: $13.93 74%off

Chocolate Cookie Recipe

   * 1 cup butter, softened
    * 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    * 1/4 cup white sugar
    * 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
    * 2 eggs
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1 teaspoon baking soda
    * 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


   1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
   2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add pudding mix, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips.
   3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

This is a recipe I found just doing a google search and I LOVE IT!  The dough tastes just like the frozen stuff that we all know we use to sneak and eat all the time.

New coupons over on

There's new coupons over at on

Food & Beverage:

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Fresh Gourmet Tuna Bites and Salmon Bites
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE POWER BAR Harvest Bar, any variety
$1.50 OFF 1 NESTLE BUTTERFINGER 9.2oz Fun Size Bag
$1.00 OFF 1 lb. or more of Sara Lee meat at the service deli or 1 package of any pre-sliced meat
$1.00 OFF 2 Sweet Home Farm Granolas
$1.00 OFF 1 Smart Chicken Product. Redeem at The Fresh Grocer.
$1.00 OFF 1 box of Power of Fruit Frozen All-Fruit Bars
$1.00 OFF 1 OSCAR MAYER Selects Hot Dogs
$1.00 OFF 1 Emerald Breakfast on the go! Product 7.5 oz or larger
$1.00 OFF 2 Boxes of Peace Cereal
$1.00 OFF 2 Yogi Granola Snack Crisps
$1.00 OFF 1 Newman's Own Thin & Crispy Pizza
$1.00 OFF 1 McCann's Irish Oatmeal product
$0.75 OFF 1 Delizza Patisserie Products
$0.55 OFF 1 Ball Park Product
$0.55 OFF 1 NESTLE NestEggs (8oz or 10oz Varieties)
$0.55 OFF 1 loaf of Wonder Smartwheat
$0.55 OFF 1 Ball Park Product
$0.50 OFF 1 Parkay Product
$0.50 OFF 1 Bob Evans Potato Wedges
$0.50 OFF 1 package of Treasure Cave cheese product
$0.50 OFF 1 Newman's Own Product
$0.50 OFF 1 can of Diamond Crystal Sea Salt
$0.30 OFF one 4 oz. or larger HARIBO product
$0.30 OFF 2 Refrigerated Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
$1.00 OFF 1 One Half Gallon of 8th Continent Soymilk

Personal Care:

$4.00 OFF 1 Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy
$2.00 OFF 2 REACH Toothbrushes
$2.00 OFF 2 Nivea Lip Care products
$2.00 OFF 1 AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion (7.9 oz/225 g bottle)
$2.00 OFF 1 PURPOSE Skin Care Product (excluding trial sizes)
$2.00 OFF any 1 Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Perfector Kit
$2.00 OFF 1 Renu fresh or Renu sensitive multi-purpose solution (8 oz or larger)
$2.00 OFF 1 SYSTANE Product
$1.00 OFF 1 REACH Floss
$1.00 OFF 1 LISTERINE Mouthwash
$1.00 OFF 1 New York Color Lip OR Nail Product ($1.72 or more).
$1.00 OFF 1 Kiss PREMIUM EYELASH Product
$1.00 OFF 1 Garnier The Brusher Clenser
$0.75 OFF 1 Clear eyes Product

Pet Care:

$1.50 OFF 1 Nutramax Pet Cosequin Product for Your Pet's Joints
$1.50 OFF 1 Nutramax Pet Dermaquin Product for Your Pet's Skin and Coat

Health Care:

$5.00 OFF 1 Florastor probiotic
$4.00 OFF 1 Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy
$4.00 OFF 1 Cosamin ASU Joint Health Supplement
$3.00 OFF 1 Cosamin DS Joint Health Supplement
$3.00 OFF 1 Senokot Tablets or Senokot-S Tablets
$3.00 OFF 1 Colace Capsules or Peri-Colace Tablets
$3.00 OFF 1 Non-Drowsy Claritin-D Allergy Product
$3.00 OFF 1 MONISTAT Product
$3.00 OFF 1 Prevacid 24hr Product
$3.00 OFF 1 Miralax Product
$2.00 OFF 1 Bronkaid product
$2.00 OFF 1 Citracal Calcium Gummies or Slow Release 1200 Product
$2.00 OFF any 1 NASALCROM allergy product
$1.50 OFF 1 Bottle of Emetrol for Nausea
$1.00 OFF 1 tube of StaphAseptic, 1 oz. or 2 oz. size
$1.00 OFF 1 4.5ml Cramp911
$1.00 OFF 1 PediaCare product
$1.00 OFF 1 tube of StaphAseptic, 1 oz. or 2 oz. size
$1.00 OFF 1 OmegaMint Heart Health Supplement
$1.00 OFF 1 Cortaid Product


$10.00 OFF BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaner Rental at Lowe's
$3.00 OFF 1 package of HUGGIES Diapers (60 ct. or higher)
$2.00 OFF 1 Glade Sense & Spray starter kit
$2.00 OFF 1 DEPEND Absorbent Product
$2.00 OFF 1 DEPEND Underwear in Prints & Colors
$2.00 OFF 1 DEPEND Guards for Men
$2.00 OFF 1 Combat product
$1.50 OFF 1 Seventh Generation Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent
$1.50 OFF THREE Glade PlugIns Scented Gel products
$1.00 OFF 1 FOUR (4) rolls or more of SCOTT Naturals Bath Tissue
$1.00 OFF 1 12 pack or larger of SCOTT 1000 ct. Bath Tissue
$1.00 OFF 2 Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator
$1.00 OFF 2 Spic and Span Product (Good only on Liquids, Sprays and Powders)
$1.00 OFF 2 Comet Mold & Mildew Stain Removers
$1.00 OFF 2 Comet Bathroom Spray or Comet Cream products
$1.00 OFF 1 Seventh Generation Product
$0.50 OFF 1 or more tub or refill of SCOTT Naturals Flushable Moist Wipes
$0.50 OFF 1 Glade Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator
$0.25 OFF 1 Comet Powder product

Home Entertainment:

$5.00 OFF THE SWITCH on Blu-ray or DVD

Toys and Games:

$5.00 OFF any Vtech Toy ($19.99 or higher)
$4.00 OFF 1 Hasbro MONOPOLY Electronic Banking game
$4.00 OFF 1 Hasbro Electronic SCRABBLE Flash game
$3.00 OFF 1 Hasbro GATOR GOLF game
$3.00 OFF 1 Hasbro SORRY! Sliders game
$3.00 OFF 1 Hasbro BOP IT! Bounce game
$3.00 OFF 1 Hasbro CONNECT 4 game
$3.00 OFF 1 Hasbro BOP IT! game
$3.00 OFF 1 Hasbro CUPONK game
$3.00 OFF 1 Hasbro ELEFUN game
$3.00 OFF 1 Hasbro OPERATION game

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sample & Coupons

               Click HERE for the free sample

     Click to receive awesome Kellogg's coupons!
        Also sign up for the newsletter so you can receive info about new coupons or offers!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Homeland Ad April 20th-April 26th

Homeland doubles coupons up to $1.00 (Ex: $0.55 would double to $1.10 BUT a $1.25 would not double)

Meat Coupons:
RRR- $1.00/1
Pilgrim's- $1.00/1

Ball Park Meat Franks 16oz-$5/2
Blue Bell 1/2 Gallon or 12 cups Ice Cream-$3.99

Kraft Salad Dressing 14 or 16oz-$5/3
-$1/2 (SS 4/10 Insert)

Lipton Tea Bags 24ct-$0.99 (Limit 4)
-$0.50/1 Lipton Tea bags (RP 3/27 Insert)
-$1.00/2 Spring Essentials Flyer (At homeland stores)

Folgers Classic Roast Coffee 33.9oz-$6.99 (Limit 1)
-$1/1 (RP 4/10 Insert)

Kraft Miracle Whip or Original Mayo 30oz-$5/2
-$1/2 (SS 4/10 Insert)

Imperial Sugar $1.99 (Limit 2)
-$0.50/1 (SS Insert 4/10)
-$0.75/1 (Not sure if this is available for everyone, don't put a zipcode in)

Bar-S Jumbo Franks 16oz-$5/4
-$1/2 (RP 1/30 Insert)

Farmland Sliced Bacon 16oz-$3.49
-$1/1 Hickory Smoked 12 or 16oz (4/17 SS Insert)

Farmland Sausage Rolls or Links 12 to 16oz-$5/3
-$1/2 (SS 4/17 Insert)

Lloyd's BBQ 18oz-$3.99
-$1/1 (SS 4/3 Insert)

Kraft American Cheese, Singles, Shredded, or Chunk 4.5oz-12oz-$4/2
-$1/2 Natural Shredded Cheese (SS 3/13 Insert)

Parkay or Fleischman's Spread 8-16oz-$5/4
-$0.50/1 Parkay(Any) Sign up on the website

Pillsbury Crescent or Cinnamon Rolls-$1.69
-$0.40/2 (SS 4/17 Insert)

Pillsbury Grand Biscuits 16.3-17.3oz-$1.59

Nestle Coffee Mate 16oz Liquid-$1.99
-$1/2 (RP 1/30 Insert)

Pillsbury Pie Crusts 14.1oz-$2.49

Country Crock  Spread Regular, Light Calcium, or Churn 45oz-$2.59
-$1/1 (All You May magazine)
-$0.60/1 (RP 4/17 Insert)

Velveeta Original, Lite, or Queso Blanco 32oz-$4.79
-$1/1 (From Homeland Fundraiser book)

Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables 10-16oz-$0.99
-$1/3 (3/6 RP Insert)

Reames Egg Noodles-$2.39
-$0.55/1 (SS 2/13 Insert)

Rhodes Warm N Serv Rolls 8.5-12oz-$1.99
-$1/1 (RP 4/10)
Sister Schubert's Rolls 11-18oz-$2.69
-$0.55/1 (All You May magazine)

Eggo Pancake or Waffles 5.3-14.8oz or 10ct-$4/2
-$0.75/2 (RP 3/13)

Red Baron Pizza-$11/2
-$1/1 (3/27 SS)

Cottonelle 12pk-$6.49

Chinet Plates or Platters 12-36ct-$5/2
-$0.55/1 (2/27 SS Insert)

Chinet Napkins 36-90ct-$3/2
-$0.75/1 (4/10 SS)

Reynolds Wrap 35-75ft-$3.69

Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner 10.17-12oz-$2.69
-$1/2 (4/3 PG)

Colgate Toothpaste 6.4oz-$1.99
-$1/1 (4/10 SS)

Lay's or Cheetos-$5/2
-$1.00/2 (3/13 SS)
-$0.55/1 (3/13 SS)

Keebler Club/Townhouse, Sandies, or Ice Cream Cones-$5/2
-$1/2 Townhouse

A1 Steak Sauce 10z Original-$6/2
-$1/1 (4/10 SS)

A1 marinades 16oz $5/2
-$1/1 (4/10 SS)

Kellogg's Cereals $6/2
-$1/3 (4/17 RP)
-$0.70/1 Raisin Bran

Kraft Pasta Dinners 9.4-14oz-$4/2
-$1/1 Homestyle Mac & Cheese Dinner (4/17 SS)

Wesson Cooking Oil-48oz-$5/2
-$1/1 (4/3 SS)

Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta 12 or 14.5oz-$0.99

If you need coupons there are plenty of places to buy them at:
-Lorihas3kids (For lots of 20)

I've already got my list ready for this week minus some adjustments with the sugar for the higher value coupon, this is how I plan out my trip before I go shopping, but I do take my whole binder with me when I go incase there are deals they don't advertise or something is on clearance.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wal-mart New Coupon Policy

Now for those new to couponing and having no idea where to start.  Most people have a wal-mart by them or close.  Wal-mart now has a VERY coupon friendly policy seen HERE  or better version HERE

Make sure to print it out and take it with you when purchasing things from wal-mart and using coupons because not all stores are familiar with new policies and will argue with you about it, with the policy in hand they don't have a choice really.

The BIG changes with this are:

-Use printable coupons as long as they have a barcode, says Manufacturer's Coupon, expiration date, and a remit address(the address walmart will send the coupons to, to be reimbursed) 
DO NOT COPY COUPONS-This is illegal!
-Use catalinas (these are coupons that print at the register of grocery stores and sometimes drugstores
-Use a coupon for an item that is less than what the coupon is for, this is called an *Overage*
-Use competitor's coupons as long as they specify a price like $0.99 not ones that says 50% etc
-Use free coupons (they cannot be printables)

-Use checkout coupons for money off total basket purchase like $5 off total order
-Use printable coupons for free items

Now for an explaination on overages: Coupon Policy says :* Coupons MAY EXCEED THE PRICE OF THE ITEM. Change may be given or applied towards the cost of the basket purchase.*

 -An overage is when you purchase something with a coupon and the coupon is for a larger amount than what the item is selling at and this produces an overage

I have personally used this with the recent $1.00/1 Degree deodorant on the trial size Degree deodorant.  Now I can do this because the coupon DOES NOT say Excludes trials etc.  Lately a lot of coupons says this so be aware before you pick it up and expect to get it free.

How the checkout works with the above items:

Degree Deodorant Trial size: $0.97
Use coupon $1.00/1 (Any)

At checkout this would produce a $0.03 overage, that you can either apply to your total basket purchase or if you aren't purchasing anything else you can receive the change back!

A lot of times you can get overages by finding items on clearance and using the coupons.

Price Matching & using coupons:

Now I haven't done this myself by here's some advice I have received about it.  Do all your price-matches first THEN put your coupons at the end of the transaction. 

Expired Coupons

Just wanted to make a quick post and show what I spent the last few hours doing.

Every where I turned I was seeing coupons all over the house and most of them were expired which I had been meaning to get ready to ship to my friend who is stationed in Japan, so I finally sat down and did it.

After 3 hours this was the result:

Each box weighed 1lb 8oz!

I will be sending these to her at the end of the month since I still have 2 more weeks of the month I might be able to get more in there

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Local Homeland Match-ups 4/13-4/19

Pilgrim's Pride Fresh Fryer Thighs or Drumsticks-$0.99lb
-$1.00/1 (Upper right hand link)

Hot, Lean, or Croissant Pockets-$1.88each
-$1.50/3 (I'm not sure if this will apply to this sale as the coupon says on the new pretzel bread stuffed sandwiches

Lay's or Kettle Cooked Potato Chips $5/2
-$0.55/2 =$3.90 (This is the coupon we got here)
-$1.00/2 =$3.00 (Can be purchased on ebay or Coupondede

RRR Boneless Chuck Pot Roast $3.49lb
-$1.00/1 (You can print one a day of these)  It's not suppose to double but usually does for me.

RRR Seasoned Boneless Petite Sirloin Steaks BOGOF
-$1.00/1 (Print one per day have also been told only one per transaction)

Oscar Mayer Carving Board Sliced Meats $2.99
- $2.00/1=$0.99 (Coupons are under the coupon icon on the right side)
-$0.75/1 =$1.49 (Scroll down on list from above coupon and it's the last one)

***I'm not sure if you can use both coupons but I would assume so since they are for different amounts**

Country Crock Side Dishes $3.29
-$1.00/2= $4.58 (From 2/13 SS)

Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage or Cooked Links or Patties $2.99
-$0.75/1 Full Cooked Product=$1.49 (3/6 RP)
-$0.55/1 Sausage Roll=$1.89
-$1.00/1 Any=$0.99 (Facebook Coupon, after liking them make sure to click on the coupon tab on the left side)

El Monterey Taquitos $5.99
-$1.00/1=$3.99 (1/30 SS)
-$1.00/1=$3.99 (3/6 SS)

Fisher Boy qwik fish sticks or Crispy Tenders $2.99
-$0.75/1= $1.49

Dannon Activia or DanActive 4ct $1.99
-$1.00/1=FREE (3/6 SS)

Land o Lakes Butter 15 or 16oz $2.99
-$0.50/1=$1.99 (4/3 SS)
-$0.50/2=$4.98 (4/3 SS)

Michelina's Lean or Budget Gourmet Entrees $1.00

Pepperidge Farm 3-Layer Cakes, Bread, or Turnovers $5/2
-$0.55/1=$1.40/1 (2/27 SS)

Red Gold Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies $3/4
-$0.50/2 Tomatoes = FREE (2)

Betty Crocker Cake Mix $5/4=$1.25ea
-$0.50/2 Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix AND Ready to Spread Frosting

Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting $3/2
-Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix AND Ready to Spread Frosting

***In order to get the deal above get 1 cake mix($1.25) and 1 frosting ($1.50 )=$1.50 after coupon doubles etc********

Wisk 26 or 32 use $4.99
-$2.00/1=$2.99 (3/6 RP)

Snuggle Fabric Softener 32-40 use OR 70-80ct sheets $3.49
-$0.75/1= $1.99 (4/10 RP)
-$1.00/1= $1.49

Angel Soft 6 or 12ct $3.49
-$0.50/1=$2.49 (Fill out the form)

Lysol Cleaners or Wipes $4/2
-$1.00/2=$2.00/2 (There are two coupons on this site, 1 for wipes and a separate one for spray)

Lysol Disinfectant Spray $3.99
-$1.00/1= $1.99

****Nature Made Vitamins 50% OFF *****
There were tons of coupons in All You March Edition for $1.00/1

There's also a coupon for $1.00/1 Any and $1.00/1 Vitamin B HERE

Dove Shampoo or Conditioner 120z $2.99
-$0.75/1 Hair care product (3/27 RP) ***I don't know specifics on the info on this coupon for what to use it on***

Speed Stick Deodorant $1.99
-$0.50/1= $.99 (3/27 SS) ***This coupon expires 4/16****

Crest Toothpaste $2.79
-$1.00/2=$3.58 (4/3 PG)
-$1.00/1=$0.79 (3/27 RP)
-$0.50/1=$1.79 (3/13 RP)

Prilosec 42 ct OTC $24.99
-$1.00/1=$22.99 (4/3 PG)

Post Cereals or Cereal bars 10.75-24oz or 8ct $5/2
-$1.00/1=$0.50 (4/3 SS)

Riceland Extra Long Grain Rice $3/2
-$0.55/1=$1.40 (1/23RP)  ***Coupon says up to 5lb so not sure if it would work I don't have one to verfiy)

****Coupons have already been doubled, not every store may double the coupons*****


I've seen everyone in the couponing world use this saying these days.  With the new series TLC is doing Extreme Couponing we all know what a stir it's caused in the coupon world.  I myself and one of these people that saw the first show and was hooked. I started couponing in Dec 2010 and don't see myself stopping. This isn't  a fad for me it's a necessity, feeding 7 people is hard and if I can get it for free and cheap and only use $200 a month I'll do it all I can.

Now frugal as defined on says "practising economy; living without waste; thrifty"

Now just using coupons I don't think makes you frugal, it takes more!
I have always done things without realizing they were frugal.-Saved old containers to re-use for leftovers or husbands lunch
-Use kitchen towels instead of paper towels
-Even resorted to using cotton little boy underwear and plastic covers because I thought my son was going through too many diapers.(We already had the underwear so I bought the plastic covers) IMO it's the same as cloth diapering

I am constantly looking at ways to save money.

I'll be posting the deals and freebies I found and applied for today later! Stay tuned. :D

Monday, April 11, 2011

New stuff

Well I made a Facebook Fan Page for all my money saving dealings here: Money Saving Mama

I was already filling it up as soon as I made it with posts! Make sure to like it as everything I myself sign up for or use I will be posting there so you can get the same deals as I do!

I wanted to share today that it does pay to email those manufacturers and let them know how you feel about their product. I had read about people doing this and after emailing some companies and getting responses that just said we don't offer coupons at this time I gave up for a bit.

Well then I emailed Starkist, Dole, and Angel Soft and just told them how much we use only their products and how much we appreciate it. Well today to my surprise I got coupons in the mail from ALL of them

4-$0.55/1 Angel Soft coupons,
2-$0.75/2 Starkist pouches,
1-Dole $0.75/1 Jar of tropical fruit or pineapple,
2-$0.75/1 Dole fruit bowls or parfaits.
Recipes for using Dole fruit

All that just from writing a few emails!  So go into your kitchen write down the companies that you use a lot of product from and just let them know how much you use it and you enjoy it.  It doesn't hurt to just email them, the worst they can say is "We don't offer any coupons" advice don't ask for coupons just tell then you like their products etc etc.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Free Sample of Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food

Courtesy of All You website. Click here

I highly advise you guys to all join All You for their daily sample email, EVERY DAY I get an email for a sample.  Some I may use some I may not and it's your choice to get them or not.

Uses for samples:
-Give baskets
-New puppy, baby, family member etc
-awesome if it's a product you use!
-Sometimes these samples come with coupons!

This weeks shopping trip

So I spent a lot of money our our trip last week and figured our budget so I can only spend $15 each week, now with having to buy milk and meat still that does crimp the budget so I looked through my ads for this week and only wrote down the stuff that was really cheap and eliminated everything else we didn't need.

With the shopping trip below I only paid $7.51 out of pocket.

-Free items with coupons this trip:
-Vitamin water
-Bar-S Bologna

This transaction only cost me $2.92
Free items:
-Vitamin Water
-Bar-S Hotdogs

Our drawer is full of lunchmeat now and hotdogs&bologna galore lol 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Not just about savings

Well so far you guys have just seen the money saving part of the blog but today it's the other side, the craft side!

When my daughter was just getting hair I purchased some clips from and loved them...although Katherine wouldn't let me put them in her hair. After 5 minutes the clips disappeared from her head to never be seen again. I then realized I bet there's a huge market for this and I could do it in my free time(I had so much more back then). I began my  craft store on Etsy making baby shower items and clippies.  I then went to a full on clippie and pendant store and now I am on my clippie, duct tape, scrabble pin, and etc store lol.

Here are some samples of things I make:
                                                      Lined solid color clips
                                         Duct Tape Checkbook Cover-Various Colors Available
                                                           Hello Kitty Wallet
                                                     Inside card slot of Hello Kitty wallet
                                             Bobby Pins-various colors and appliques(toppers)
                                              Scrabble pins-Up to 6 letters
                                             Coin Pouches-measure 4"x 4"-new!

Now I make all kinds of things and am constantly coming up with new ideas and ways to use existing things.  I was recently asked to do a craft fair in the town I live in and I paid for a booth etc.  This will be my first craft fair ever and was afraid of not being ready or having enough stuff to fill a table.  I have since been able to come up with enough things to do and am eagerly making items every night to be ready with enough product for this.  I also have a friend that has offered to sell my things at her craft fair at the end of the month.  So May 7th if you're local come see me and plenty of other vendors at the PYO builing! You can see more info on their FB page HERE

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Match-ups for Homeland ad 4/6/11-4/12/11

We'll just do this page by page since that's easier for me. I always wanna say make sure to take advantage of coupon clipper websites when looking at your sale ads.  I personally use Coupon Dede  I can place an order on Sunday, and get it by Tuesday or Wednesday so if I get the ad early for the following sale that starts that Wednesday it's awesome.  For the sale this week if there is a coupon on coupon dede I will post a CDD beside it.  In our area we get the lower amount of coupons so I go on there and get my higher value coupons.  You have to place a minimum order of $3.00 which is sometimes harder than you'd think.

-RRR Meat Coupon for $1.00/1 (You can print one of these out everyday!)
-Pilgrim Chicken for $1.00/1 

Lay's,Cheetos, Rold Gold, or Can Dips $5.00/2
-Lay's $0.55/2=$3.90/2
-Lay's $1.00/2=$3.00/2 (CDD)

El Monterery Tornadoes $2.49ea
-El Monterey Mexican Snacks etc $1.00/1=$0.49 (CDD) (Not sure if this coupon will actually work for the tornadoes or not atm)

Bar S Hot Dogs 16oz $1.19ea
-Bar-S Hot Dogs or Bologna $1.00/2=$0.38/2 

Bar S Bologna 16oz $3/2
-Bar-S Bologna $1.00/2=$1.00/2

Buddig Lunch Meat $0.69
-Buddig 2oz $1.00/4=$0.76
-Buddig 2oz $0.75/4=$1.26

Kraft American Cheese Singles $1.99
-Kraft 2% Singles $1.00/1  (Not sure if the 2% is included in the sale or not)=FREE

Sunny D $1.39
-Sunny D $0.25/1=$0.89

Jell-O Smoothies, Pudding, Gelatin or Temptations $5.00/2
-Jell-O Refrigerated Snacks $1.00/1=$1.50/1 (CDD)
-Jell-O Refrigerated Snacks $0.60/2=$3.80/2 (CDD)
-Jell-O Refrigerated Snacks $0.55/1=$1.40/1
-Jell-O Temptations $1.00/1 =$0.50/1

Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid Creamers $2.99
-Liquid Coffee creamer $1.00/2=$3.98/2
-Liquid Coffee Creamer $0.55/1=$1.89

Bob Evans Side Dishes $3.29ea
-Bob Evans B1G1 Free-Facebook like here and fill out form they email the coupon to you
-Bob Evans Side Dishes $0.50/1=$2.29ea

Tony's Original Pizza $5.00/2
-Tony's Pizza $1.00/2=$3.00/2 (Fill out the form)

-Tony's Original Crust $1.00/2=$3.00 (2/13SS)
-Green Giant Corn on the Cob $2.49
-Green Giant Frozen Vegetables $0.50/1

GM Cereals $6.00/2
-GM Cereals $1.00/2=$4.00 (Coupon has restrictions on which cereals)

Nature Valley & General Mills Snack Bars $5.00/2
-Nature Valley Granola Bars $0.75/2=$3.50 (Can get on CDD) (Not sure if the Granola will be the ones on sale)

Wishbone Spritzers or Pourable $5.00/3
-Wishbone Product $0.40/1=$0.87 (Fill the form out etc)

Kellogg's Nutrigrain or Fiber Plus bars $5.00/2
-Kellogg's Nutri Grain Bars $0.75/2=$3.50/2

Kellogg's Cereals $6.00/2
-Kellogg's Cereals $1.00/2=$4.00/2

Reames Noodles $1.99
-Reames Egg Noodles $0.50/1=$0.99 (From April ALL YOU Magazine)

Pace Picante Sauce $5.00/2
-Pace Picante Sauce 16oz+ $0.50/2=$4.00/2
-Pace Picante Sauce 16oz+ $0.60/2=$3.80/2 (CDD)

Charmin 6 or 12 roll ct $6.99
-Charmin Product $0.25/1=$6.49/1
-Charmin $1.00/2=$11.98/2 (CDD)

Tide 2x Laundry Detergent $11.99
-Tide $0.35/1=$11.29
-Tide $1.00/2=$21.98

Cascade Dishwasher Detergent $3.19
-Cascade $0.25/1=$2.69/1
-Cascade $1.00/2=$4.38/2

Pampers 56-96ct $20.49
-Pampers $3.00/1=$17.49

Pedigree Dog Food 30.1-32lb $15.99
-Pedigree 8.8lb+ $5.00/1=$10.99
-Pedigree 8.8lbs+ $3.00/1=$12.99

Crest Toothpaste 4.0oz $1.79
-Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 4.0oz+ $0.50/1=$0.79/1
-Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 4.0oz+ $1.00/2=$1.58/2
-Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gell 4.0oz+ $1.00/1=FREE (CDD)

Old Spice or Ivory Bodywash $2.99
-Old Spice Products $1.00/2=$3.98/2

Slim-Fast Ready to Drink Shakes 6pk $4.99
-Slim Fast $1.00/1=$3.99

Zyrtec 30ct $14.99
-Zyrtec 24ct+ $5.00/1=$9.99 (CDD)
-Zyrtec 24ct+ $4.00/1=$10.99

Claritin Allergy Relief 30 ct $17.99
-Claritin 24ct+ $5.00/1=$12.99

Hormel Compleats $4/2
-Hormel Compleats $0.55/1=$2.90

Kool-Aid 8for$1
-Kool-Aid Buy 2 Get 1 free= $0.26/3
-Kool-Aid Buy 10 Get 5 free=$1.30/15

Bisquick Mix reduced fat or regular 40oz $5.00/2
-Bisquick products $0.50/1=$1.50/1

Libby's Canned Vegetables $0.69
-Libby's Canned Vegetables $1.00/3=$0.07 (Coupon from Homeland Fundraiser Book)

Fruit 2 day $3.00/2
-Fruit 2 Day $0.45/1=$0.60/1

I have already doubled the prices for the coupons.  If you need some of these coupons just let me know and I can see what I can do. I may already have some on hand!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Grocery Trip-$53.17

So I did our bi-monthly shopping trip late last night at the local store that doubles coupons everyday.

I spent $53.17 after coupons. That was a total savings of $83(63%).  Steven(husband) and I walked outta there with smiles on our faces. I even got a catalina for a free gallon of milk(up to $3.59).  Now after hitting the local store I went to Wal-mart and got some other stuff that I knew I could get cheaper there.  I shoulda taken a picture from it as well but it took me forever to get all this lined up in one picture and I had frozen and cold stuff to put up....but overall I spent $74 at wal-mart.

So I filled up the cabinets and fridge for $128.  Not bad for a family of 7, now I'm just curious how long it will last. I know it will last 1 week at least but we need it to last 2 if possible.  Now there are some sales in the local ad next week I wanna get but it's things that will cost me under $10.  For now the only thing we need to complete meal would be meat.

I stopped myself from buying cookies and canned carrots.....guess why?  I told Steven that I could make them(the cookies) because I already had all the stuff at home to make them fresh! I also looked at canned carrots and they were $0.75 a can! Since we usually cook one can and then leftovers are either forgotten about or trashed that's not worth it. I just bought a bag of carrots at walmart for $1.08 and will cook them myself.  So am I leaning towards cooking more fresh, we shall see...we shall see.