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.