Archive for March, 2011

Possible Tums deal at CVS this week: $0.29!

Right now the Magic Coupon Machine at CVS is giving lots of people a $5/2 Tums coupon. (Not me.) If you get this coupon you can get a great deal this week!

Buy 2 Tums, 60-150 ct. $3.79 sale price
Use 2 $1.00/1 – Tums Product

Combine this with the $5.00/2 store coupon.

Total: $0.29 each!

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Lowe’s coupon and Home Depot deals

My husband is headed to Home Depot this morning to take advantage of some of their “Black Friday part two” deals. Check out their ad if you haven’t yet. We’re redoing our backyard and he’s stocking up on mulch, soil, and grass seed.

However, I may be sending him back to Lowe’s to use this coupon as well for $10/$50. We collect coupons for Home Depot and Lowe’s. Our adorable house is a work in progress and we always use up all our home improvement coupons.

Thanks, Kim and Jenny!

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New $1/1 Freschetta pizza coupon

We love Freschetta pizza in my house. We seriously eat it like once a week. I’m always excited to find a new Freschetta coupon. Here’s one I just got by email for $1/1 regular-sized pizza; it’s a bricks coupon so you can print it twice. I’ll hold onto the coupon until the pizza is $4.99 at Kroger, because $3.99/pizza is my stock-up price.

Also, Freschetta has a new single-slice pizza product. I think buying one slice of pizza is kind of silly, but many of the boxes have a “try me free” sticker on them, so I’ll be picking one up. I’ll get almost anything if it’s free.

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Do-it-yourself: big mossy letters

The Thrifty Decor Chick shows you here how to make a beautiful mossy letter like the one above for under $10. I made a a square mossy wreath for our front door (no, I am NOT crafty) and it took me a lot more time and I spent a lot more $, but then again, I couldn’t find the big sheets of moss like the one she uses. I was looking at Hobby Lobby, and all I found were small squares of moss. And I found it really hard to cut and glue pieces of moss, but maybe that’s just me. Does anyone know somewhere in Blount County to find big sheets of moss?

Thanks, Thrifty Decor Chick!

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Yet another group buying site: Tippr. Why not?

Here’s yet another group buying site: Tippr. I just signed up to get their emails and you should too. Because…well, why not? You might just find a great deal. I signed up for Atlanta and will wait for national deals they post.

I have a specific email address I use for things like Groupon deals and coupon sign-ups. Different from my junk mail email which I never check. I highly suggest doing this. Then, use that email when you sign up for Tippr!

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NFC member appreciation night = free dinner at the gym

Tomorrow night National Fitness is having a member appreciation event. Or, as we call it in my family, “free dinner night at the gym.” If you’re a member make sure you schedule this into your day.

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April Foolies this Friday 4/1/11

Just a reminder that the Eighth Annual April Foolies event is this Friday at 7 p.m. More info can be found here. My husband and I will be there handing out programs. It should be fun!
 
April Foolies benefits the United Way’s Success by Six program, the New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center and Gateway to Independence.

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How I organize my coupon binder – an ongoing saga

I had a request this weekend to write about how I organize my coupon binder. It has been an ongoing process. First, I had the great idea to use a photo album to organize my coupons by category. That actually worked pretty well, but coupons kept expiring and I would forget to pull them out. I decided to go to the binder method that a number of people use. I bought the blue binder, above, and cut out every coupon in the Sunday inserts, then filed them in baseball card holders. This method looks really nice and works well in the store, but I found I just didn’t have time to cut all those coupons!

So, what I’m doing now is this. I’m using the insert method of organization (the one Jenny at Southern Savers uses). It works like this. Every Sunday I take the inserts from the paper, write the date on the front, and file them in the large envelope holder shown below. Then, I put them in my coupon tote bag. I also use my blue binder, but now it’s for organizing coupons that are not part of an insert: ones that come in the mail or in All You magazine, peelies, blinkies, ones people give me that are already cut, etc.

How do I use the inserts? Well, when the sites I follow post coupon matchups, they’ll reference the insert where the coupon can be found. For example, when I see a matchup involves the $0.50/1 Duracell coupon from the 2/27 PG, I will find the Proctor & Gamble insert from February 27.

It’s not perfect. Sometimes I’m in a store and see a great deal on an item and wonder if I have a coupon. If there’s wireless, I can get out my iPhone and pull up the coupon databases on Hip2Save or Southern Savers and see, which is why I carry my insert envelope with me. If there’s no wireless, and I don’t have a loose coupon in my binder, I don’t spend the time to flip through each insert. That’s a whole new level of crazy that I haven’t reached yet.

So, that’s what I’m doing now. It’s subject to change at any time. What coupon organization methods are working for you ?

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CVS tip: the Magic Coupon Machine plus multiple card scans

Here’s a tip for shopping at CVS that some of you all might not know. When you walk in the store you’re going to want to look for what I call the Magic Coupon Machine. It looks like the one above, and you probably thought it was just a price-checking machine. Not so! When you scan your CVS card at the Magic Coupon Machine it will print out store coupons for you, and some are very high in value. Notice that I said “store” coupons. You know what that means, right? You can combine them with manufacturer coupons on the same items! I have gotten some ridiculous deals this way.

Something that even veteran CVS shoppers may not know is that can scan your card more than once and usually the machine will print even more coupons for you! I’ve scanned my card up to 4 times and still gotten coupons. How do you know when to stop? When the screen on the machine gives you the message below, it’s done with you for the day.

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This week’s specials at The Market 3/29 – 4/3 plus upcoming events

Here are this week’s specials at The Market in Maryville:

Tues 3/29 – half off frozen bison (lot of steaks, lot of ground, some roast) and $1 off salmon fillets
Wed 3/30 – half off fresh pork tenderloins and $1 off crab stuffed portabellas
Thurs 3/31 – half off frozen, handmade sausages and $1 off tuna fillets
Fri 4/1 – $1 off bison hot dogs and $1 off tilapia
Sat 4/2 – $2 off rotisserie chickens and $2 off lobster bisque
Sun 4/3 – $ 1.99 crab cakes,  chicken or beef tamales $1.99 each, and  half off fresh chicken (while supplies last)

Here are som upcoming events at The Market:

  • April 16, 2011: Little River Fest
  • April 18, 2011: Advanced Cooking Class – 7:00 pm
  • April 29, 2011: Seafood Boil – 7:00 pm
  • May 6, 2011: Hops for Hope @ Dancing Bear Lodge
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