Tuesday, July 6, 2010


So, do you really need so many coupons that you should buy them? That is the question. I have found for me that on average for a sunday I will have 4 smart source and 4 redplum inserts. But  its not enough. I think its because it depends on what your buying. For example If the item is 2@4.00 and you have a coupon for $1.00 off 1 item then you need two coupons. Or if the item is bogo free then you again will need 2 coupons.  I have been couponing since May of this year, and I have been buying coupons occassionally as I needed them. I have mentioned this site before mycouponhunter. She has a subscription that you can purchase monthly. In the beginning I was wondering why would you need so many coupons. But now I understand. When I go shopping sometimes I use 15-35 coupons. So I signed up for the 100 coupons/$15.00. Plus I figured some of my friends can share the subscription. Also  when I have a class or show someone how to coupon it helps to have extra coupons available. Since she offers free shipping on your first 4 orders I figured I'd try it out. So this is what I ordered and why.

4 Oil of Olay $4.00/1 +4 BOGO coupon for ivory bodywash free wyb Olay (CVS had the 15oz bottle for $7.00 which was a great sale. Everyone else is selling the 8oz bottle for $8.00 or more. So for $3.00 a bottle I stored up for my mom who loves it. Since the coupon doenst expire till 7/31/2010 I'm hoping for an even better upcoming sale.
4 Publix only -$1.00/1 perdue perfect portion + 4 Perdue mfg coupon for $0.75/1 (i love this chicken, i can take out 1 breast or 2. Plus I cut them  butterfly style and it doubles the amount. So good on a sandwhich or in pasta dish.
10 Jimmy Dean BOGO + Jimmy Dean  $2.00/2 (which makes this $0.98 for 2 and if  I catch the sale 2 @4.00 then its free!! This expires 8/31/2010.
 2 Curly BBG $2.00/1 they expire of 7/23... Their on sale at publix this week, I only got 2 so i could get 2 more containers  free! It was really tasty.
4 Ritz crackerfuls $1.00/1  great snack but they are expensive. I wait for BOGO free sale, the coupon doesnt expire till 9/6. So these were really a good deal. 
10 Dawn dish detergent $0.50/1 I get these from CVS they are normally $1.00 So for $2.00 I can get 4 bottles which last a pretty long time.

If you decide to purchase coupons. Decide for yourself which way will be best for you. I have purchased just $3.00 worth or the minimum on the site. I get paid twice a month. So I purchase things often based on when I know I will have funds, and hopefully when the sale is the best. Let me know what works for you?

Friday, July 2, 2010

I love the Curly Tub of BBQ chicken/beef. We got them free with the coupons $1.50/1 plus the $2.00/1 publix only coupons. So we got to try them out free. Since they are so good we are going back to buy 2 more. Make sure you buy some Publix coleslaw to put on the sandwhich if you eat them that way. I did by some of the bushes baked beans, they were BOGO too.

This is gonna be my next purchase. I do not have a food processor yet.  I saw on the Cooking channel, no it was on TLC John Besh has this new show, and he made a sauce with roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, onions. I think its called a Romescu? I'm gonna be trying it out soon.

Do you buy coupons? I know sometimes the coupons I need are just not in the Smartsource or Redplum on sunday. Or sometimes, I just dont have enough of a specific coupon. You know when items are BOGO or 2 for $$$ then you can use the 2 of the  $_/1 coupons. The one website I use most often is Mycouponhunter. She has a subscription service. So I decided to try it out. I am doing the 100 coupons for $15.00. I have already order 50 of them. The ones I need for my next 4 payperiods. I of course pick the ones that dont expire till July 31 or later.
One of the best deals by far is the Jimmy Dean bogo plus the $2.00/2. Which makes 2 rolls of jimmy dean sausage for $0.50-98. Great buy. If I can catch it on sale at Winn dixie for 2@ $4.00 then they will be free. Oh, and WD has the Premio italian sausage on sale again BOGO. I still have my coupon from facebook BOGO so the item is free.
If you wondering how the Buy 1 get 1 coupon works on and item that is buy 1 get 1 in the store. It works like this.  You buy 1 and the store buy's one, so you get 1 free. When you have a manufacturers coupon, then the store buy's 1 and the manufacturer buy's 1. So you get both items free. This is by far your best deal. So look out for BOGO coupons plus store sales of  BOGO.

Monday, June 28, 2010


So I got the yellow All American Savings flyer in the sunday paper. Publix has :
Starbucks Coffee ice cream or Ben Jerrys 8 @$6.00
(-q $1.00/2) means you pay  $.50/2
Tornados 2 @$4.00  use (q-bogo)+(2 q $1.00/1) Free
Spot shot trigger $3.99 use (Summer savings q-$1.00/1)+(ss 6/27 q-1.00)$1.99
Jack Daniels bbq 2 @$3.00 (use 2q-$0.55/1) $1.90
 Kraft sandwich shop mayo $1.99 use
(Yellow flyer p-$1.00/1)+ (ss 6/20 q-1.00) FREE

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

knowledge is key!

So we have been doing really well on our shopping trips. We area spending 60-80% less in groceries and non food. What I just realized though, is that you have to time your shopping.  Some of the best coupon sites like (IHEARTPUBLIX) list a preview of the upcoming sales. So, if you have a list of things you need, you may need to wait till the next sale to purchase. Funnily enough I just figured this out. I was making a grocery list, I was looking at a Domino sugar coupon $2.00/1 if you buy 10 packs of kool-aid. I was looking at the site above and she has a preview of the adds for 6/24,  low and behold if Domino sugar is not gonna be on sale for $2.49 for 5lb bag, its normally $3.99. So for  $2.00 I basically get 10 packs of kool-aid and 1-5lb bag of sugar. Instead of buying it today, I'm gonna wait untill Thursday.
 Who said waiting doesnt pay!

Side thought.. OMG... have you tried that Starbucks coffee ice cream? OMG.. it is to die for! The Signature hot chocolate ice cream, or the Carmel Machiato ice cream, fantastic!!! Its almost like having a real frappachino. My son didnt like the Machiato, but he's 10 and this is definitely an adult treat. But, he did love the hot chocolate one. I got a coupon from their website for $1.00/2. It's on sale at Publix BOGO.. so its really worth it. Now next week the Bluebell will be on sale for $3.99. Go here to get a $1.00/1 (you will have to sign up). My mother loves butter pecan ice cream.  Bluebell has by far the best butter pecan we have ever tasted. Its creamy, and smooth, and has the most pecans of any other ice cream. I mean each mouthful you get a pecan. It was just too good to be true. Going shopping tomorrow, will let you know how well I do...

Monday, June 14, 2010



so I have a coupon from Publix for $3.00 any fresh meat if  I buy a bag of Kingsford Charcol. Plus I have a $2.00 coupon off Pork Ribs again for buying the charcoal. Publix has their pork ribs on sale for $4.99 lb. So I basically get the ribs free. Great coupons. Will let you know If the charcoal lights as quick and  easily as they say!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I found this great site called