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Think Ahead

Saturday, January 30, 2010 | | 0 comments

One of my favorite things to think about when we have amazing sales like this week is what plans do we have coming up.

My oldest is about to celebrate his 3rd birthday. We are going with a Forest Ranger theme for his birthday. While I was at Smith's I ran across the new S'mores Goldfish bags. I knew they would make great party favors for his friends. At .88 a bag that is cheaper than any dollar store cheapie toy and what kid wouldn't want to get their own bag of Goldfish. I threw 10 bags into my cart and it cost me less than $10!

I also know we are coming up on the infamous Superbowl. My husbands family usually gets together that afternoon to watch the game. Of course my VERY inexpensive Velveeta Cheese, Hormel Chili, chips and paper products will make a great addition to the party.

Think ahead to what you have going on in the next week, month or year and see if anything on sale would come in handy for that event or events. In the long run you'll save money if you buy it on sale NOW!

Another-A Lot for Less

Another newbie tries their hand at couponing and does AMAZING! I am partial to this newbie because we are related, but seriously Shannon, GREAT JOB!
Thank you for sending in your picture! Seeing how well everyone does at the grocery store is so motivating!

"I finally gave coupons a try & I'm so glad that I did!! This was my second time trying and I feel like I did pretty well! This is something that I will definitely continue doing for a very long time!! Thanks for always sharing all the good deals with us!!!"

10 packs of Gold Fish Crackers
10 packs of Velveeta Easy Mac
10 packs of Kraft Easy Mac
8 Cans of Hormel Chili
4 Boxes of Wheat Thin Crackers
3 packs of Finish Gel Tabs
1 Box of Tide Laundry Detergent
3 (6) Packs of Dannon Danimals Yogurt Drinks
2 Boxes of Pillsbury Toaster Strudels
4 Bags of shredded Kraft Cheese
2 packs of Oscar Meyar Deli Shaved Lunch Meat
1 Jug of Motts Apple Juice
1 Bundle of Bananas
Cost: $138.23
Spent: $49.89
Saved: $88.34
That's an average of $0.85 per item!!!

That is an awesome second trip using coupons! Can you believe a HUGE box of Tide Detergent averaged out to only .85!

A Lot for Less from Jessica

Friday, January 29, 2010 | | 1 comments
This week our e-mail has been flooded with your awesome A Lot for Less photos! Many of you shared with us that this was your very first shopping trip! You guys are doing awesome! Keep it up!
Here is an e-mail from Jessica.
Hi Tori & Emily,
I have only been receiving the newspapers since late December and had only used a couple of coupons until last night. Due to the added deals with the Mega Event at Smith's I decided to jump in with both feet. I researched, prepared and went shopping. Prepping took a little longer then I wanted but I think that will shorten as I start to have some stock at home and get in the hang of filing coupons, especially those print ables.
Last night my total came to $163.74 then I had $66.46 off in Fresh Values savings and another $31.85 off from my coupons. That's a total of $98.31 in savings...I only spent $65.43!! That's a good start if you ask me. Here's to hoping that the prep time will be less and less as time goes by.

Great Job Jessica! Yes, your prep time will get better with time. It looks like the time you put into it paid off too!

Old Navy 30% off today and tomorrow ONLY!

Look at the e-mail we had come from the Old Navy Newsroom!Hello,

D’ja hear that 30 is the new 20? 30% off that is! Old Navy is hosting a 2-Day Super Sale Friday and Saturday. (1/29-1/30 only). Shoppers get 30% off on every single item in stores – except gift cards – even items already on sale! Seriously…shoppers can shop ‘til they drop for what THEY want and save. If they want new jeans, tops, accessories, workout gear - presto, bingo – they save 30%! Love that new floral spring top – get it for 30% less – this Friday and Saturday only. And get this, no coupons required. They just shop and save! In fact, we’re so sure the ladies are gonna love the 2-Day Super Sale so much that no new coupons will be available at until Sunday. So, let your readers know the inside scoop by being the first to write about the 2-Day Super Sale.


Nicole D.
Thank you Old Navy! I have been itching to do some shopping for some spring capris and shorts! Have you had your eye set on some new clothes too!

Mega Swag Bucks

Search & Win

A couple months ago I shared with you about a new way to search the Internet called Swagbucks. You get paid in "swag bucks" to search the Internet the same way you already search for things. After you earn your swagbucks you can redeem them for gift cards and other prizes from the swag store. You can read my post about swagbucks here for all the details.

As if it was already sweet enough to get rewarded for doing something you are already doing, how about having a MEGA swag buck day!

"Every Friday, Swagbucks gives you a chance to win huge, gargantuan, oodles, tons of....Mega Swag Bucks with your searches. From 3 to 100 Swag Bucks, we give away up to 10,000 Swag Bucks in Mega Bills every Friday!"
Taken from Swag Bucks official blog

So, make sure on Friday's you do some MEGA searching to win MEGA swag bucks! Be sure to check out our Swag Bucks tips here.
If you don't already have Swag Bucks go here to sign up. After you sign up check your e-mail and they will let you start searching!
I just bought a gift card for $50 to Southwest Airlines with my Swag Bucks. Emily and I both celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversaries this Summer and we are going to use our Swag Bucks to surprise our husbands and pay for airline tickets! Emily and I hope we can get enough gift cards to fly us to Galveston, TX so we can leave on a cruise!
What are looking to buy from the Swag Bucks store? I have several friends that say they bought ALL their Christmas presents with their Amazon gift cards from Swag Bucks!

Ranch Dressing for $1.00

Kraft Ranch dressing (and it may be more than just ranch) is apart of this weeks Mega Sale at Smiths. It's on sale for $1.99 and if you buy 10 participating items it makes them $1.49. In the Party Play Book that I showed you I found at the store there is a coupon for $1/2 Kraft dressings. Use that coupon and it makes each dressing $1.00!

My husband couldn't believe that I was paying more that .25 for dressing. I explained that my supply from this Summer finally came to the end and I even had 2 dressings end up expiring! I thought that they would still taste good, but expired Ranch Dressing does NOT taste good! Yuck!

BTW- When I went back to Smith's yesterday and I looked at the Party Play books, someone had taken all the coupons out of all the booklets! Please only take what coupons you know you will use! You will never use 30 booklets full of coupons. I promise you!

Free Butter at Smith's

This week Smith's has their I Can't Believe It's Not Butter STICKS on sale for $1.49 and if you buy 10 participating Mega Sale items is makes each package .99. Use I Cant Believe Its Not Butter Sticks, any $1/1 (2-7-10) RP-11/15 and you've got yourself FREE Butter!
They also have their spreadable butter on sale for $1.49 and if you buy 10 participating Mega Sale items is makes each package .99. Use the I Cant Believe Its Not Butter product, any .50/1 (2-7-10) RP-11/15 and you have .50 cent butter!
I freeze both butter in sticks and in tubs and it always tastes fine. This amount of butter will last my family and I a LONG time!
  • Buy 4 packages of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Sticks
  • Buy 4 tubs of I Can't Believe Its Not Butter spreadable butter
  • Buy 2 Bottles of Sobe Life Water @.49 each
  • Use :
  • (4) $1/1 for the sticks of butter
  • (4) .50/1 for the tubs of butter
  • -5 for Mega Savings
  • Total: $2.41 plus you will pay tax

A Lot for Less

Thursday, January 28, 2010 | | 3 comments
Yesterday when I went shopping at Smith's I was in a HUGE hurry and didn't have a lot of time to walk around and check out some of the unadvertised deals. My two little ones and I packed up this morning and took a stroll around the aisles to see what deals we could find. If I take my kids with me and I am using coupons I usually head over to the deli and grab them corn dogs and french fries to snack on. That keeps them entertained and I can go quickly. I was surprised how well I did today even with my kids with me! I am loving this sale and I am stocking up on tons of stuff that will last me at least 6 months!4 bags of Armour Meatballs@ $2.49
2 Bags Tyson Chicken Tenders @4.49
2 Bags Tyson Chicken Dinosaur Nuggets @$4.49
4 Tubs of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter @$1.49
4 bottles of Sobe Life Water @.99
2 packages Mission Tortillas @$2.50
2 Packages Goldfish @$1.38
2 Danimals Yogurts @ $1.88 (not apart of the mega sale)
1 Gallon of Milk (not apart of the mega sale)
4 .55/1 Armour Meatball coupons SS 1/24
4 .50/1 Butter coupons RP 11/15
2 $1/1 Mission Tortilla Coupons SS 1/10
2 $1/1 Danimals Coupons SS 1/10
Minus (2) $5 off for purchasing 20 participating items
Total $30.70
Saved $43.44
I purchased 30 items so on average each item only cost me $1.33!

A New Family Favorite- Yoplait Smoothies

Last week I bought a couple of the new Yoplait Smoothie pouches and my kids went nuts and kept asking for more. All you do is add milk, the fruit and blend for a super yummy smoothie. My kids have been having one every morning with breakfast. Today I even snuck in some cucumber and carrot in their smoothies and they still loved them. I am always try to sneak healthy foods into their diets. Be sure to use this $1.25/1 coupon so your family can try them out too! It's a brick coupon so you can print off 2 coupons!

B1G1 FREE Sobe Life Water

Thsi week at Smith's Sobe Life Water is a part of the Mega Sale (Buy 10 items get $5 off). When you buy 10 items total each Sobe Life Water ends up only costing .49. Use this B1G1 FREE online coupon, print it off twice, and you'll end up with 4 waters for only .24 for each one!

Thanks Hip2Save!

FREE $5 Babies R Us Gift Card

Today only when you become a fan of Babies “R” Us on Facebook here, you’ll get a free $5 gift card to Babies “R” Us! This $5 gift card will be emailed to you and can be used in-store or online. I have a baby shower coming up for a very good friend and I have been wanting to get her something around $50 and this will help off set the cost, and then if I can combine a coupon with the gift card it will make the present even less!

Home Depot Savings Newsletter

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | | 0 comments

I always have dreams for these huge do it yourself projects for my future home, but right now all we end up doing are fix it yourself projects. The other night we ended up taking apart out garbage disposal for a penny that my son threw into it! Either way this Home Depot Savings Newsletter gives you access to special savings via email to help off set the cost of your projects. Just sign up to receive the newsletter and you are set to go!

Home Depot E Circular

A WHOLE Lot for Less

I had so much fun today at the Smith's Mega sale! I have been dying to show you how I did!
I am going to break it down for you exactly what I purchased because there are some AWESOME rebates that go with this current sale at Smith's.
First Transaction
5 boxes of Capri Suns used 2 $1/2 online coupons
5 Kraft Easy Macs (no coupons)
10 boxes of Nabisco Crackers/Cookies (used the $1/2 any Nabisco cracker/cookie coupons from $55 Back to School Booklet)
Total came to $22.99 after mega savings and tax
Submit this receipt for the $20 rebate that came in the $55 Back to School Savings Booklet
You can't request this rebate again, but if you have it on hand, be sure to use it!
Total after rebate $2.99

Second Transaction
6 Boxes Premium Saltines( These were not a part of the Mega sale, but I found coupons for $1/1 when you bought I can of soup or chili at the store)
Final Cost $1.50
2 Cans of Planters Cashews $1/2 coupon here
Final Cost $4.98
2 Boxes Ritz Crackers use $1/1 SS 1/24
Final Cost $1.98
8 Cans of Hormel Chili use .55/2 SS 1/24
Final Cost $4.16
2 bags of Kraft Cheese $1/2 coupon from here
Final Cost $1.98
2 Boxes Toaster Strudels $1/1 here
Final Cost $.98
Total $15.58
Submit this receipt for the $10 Jingle Rebate
Total after rebate $5.58

Third Transaction
1 Digiorno Pizza $1/1 SS 1/24
Final Cost $3.99
2 Velveeta Cheese Bricks used $1/2 here
Final Cost $5.98
4 Solo Plates $1/1 SS 12/6
Final Cost $1.96
3 Solo Cups .75/1 SS 1/24
Final Cost $2.22
Total Cost $14.15
Submit this receipt for a FREE Digiorno Pizza Coupon
(Found this rebate at my Fresh Market 2 weeks ago)

4th Transaction
6 boxes of Electrosal Tablets $2.50/1 SS 1/3
Final Cost $2.94
1 box Finish Quantum Tablets $1/1 here
Final Cost $1.99
3 Boxes of Kleenex .50/3 SS/3
Final Cost $2.46
Total Transaction Cost $7.39

5th Transaction
2 bags Lays Potato Chips no coupon
Final Cost $3.56
6 boxes Cheezit Crackers $1/2 RP 12/13
Final Cost $8.94
2 Jars of Tostitos Salsa found a $1/1 Tostitos Salsa when I bought a bag of Lays Chips
Final Cost $2.00
Total Cost $14.50
Submit for the Budweiser $8.00 rebate
(I found this at my Fresh Market store 2 weeks ago)
Final Cost after rebate $6.50

6th Transaction
3 Bottles of Tide Laundry Detergent $1/1 P&G 12/27
Final Cost $13.47
3 boxes Krusteaz Cookies Mixes $1/1 SS 12/6
Final Cost $1.47
4 bottles Sobe Life Water no coupon
Final Cost $1.96
4 Philadelphia Cream Cheeses (Found $1/2 coupon at the store in this booklet)
Final Coast $1.96
8 Bags of Kraft Cheese $1/2 SS 1/24
Final Cost $7.92
4 bags of Quaker Rice Quakes .75/1 RP 1/10
Final Cost FREE
4 bags Goldfish Crackers no coupon
Final Cost $3.52
1 loaf of bread $2.00
2 Nestle Cookie dough cookies $2.88
8 Hershey Candy Bars $2.00
Total Transaction Cost $37.18

My plan today when I went shopping was to divide up my transactions like this, but after my first transaction the checker told me she could print off duplicate receipts for me instead of doing everything in individual transactions.
Now that I am home I wish I would have divided up the transactions anyway just so things were easy to sort through, so I would recommend the different transactions if you are going to use any of the rebates I did. After I paid for my first transaction and my bill came to $22 and I was going to get a $20 rebate back I was feeling pretty awesome! Then all the rest of my items came up to over $380!!!!!! I about died. Then I scanned in my Preferred Savings Card and the total went down to $219!!!! I handed over my coupons and they did their magic! My total cost for that transaction was only $92! My total for EVERYTHING ABOVE only cost me...........

My total cost after my rebate will only be
$77.11 and a FREE pizza coupon
To make this work for me it definitely took some work and planning on my part, but it totally paid off! I teased my husband and told him saving this kind of money at the store is like paying myself to work! I can't believe how much money I saved and how many groceries I came home with! Be sure to send us your pictures from this weeks sale too! We love seeing how awesome you guys do!
BTW I had so much fun running into so many of you readers today! Thank you for always be so sweet to me! Amy totally offered to give me her blue Solo plates so I didn't have to take the red ones and Krisiti ran back to grab me the bread I almost forgot! You guys are the best and you are why I love updating this blog!

Coupons To Look for at Smith's

Be on the lookout for this coupon booklet at Smith's when you go. It has a few coupons that go great with the sale. I only ended up using the $1/2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese coupon, but I know I'll use more of them later. I also found this $1/1 Tostitos Salsa when you buy Lays chips, and both are on sale this week!

Smith's Mega Event Previw List

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | | 0 comments
Here is a look at the upcoming list at Smith's this week! I am so excited for this Mega Event sale! The deals look awesome! This is one of my favorite sales. Most times this sale will run for two weeks too! It's about time I get giddy about a shopping trip! I called and told my husband to plan on going in late to work tomorrow because I am so excited to go shopping!
Thanks PYP for the early look at tomorrows sale!

Tomorrow's To Do List:
  • Grocery Shop
  • Take the boys on a FREE trip to Hogle Zoo
  • Sit back and enjoy how little I spent on a wonderful day!

BOGO Sandwich at Subway

I do not feel like cooking tonight so here is what my family and I are doing! Eating with a coupon at Subway!

Subway is offering a great coupon, buy one 6″ sandwich and 32 oz. drink and get another 6″ sandwich for FREE! Just go to their website HERE and build your own sandwich to receive your coupon!

HOT Online Printable Coupons

Be sure to print off these high valued Kraft coupons here!

Utah's Hoogle Zoo's Wild Wednesday

Visit Hogle Zoo for FREE on "Wild Wednesday", tomorrow January 27th! Utah's Hogle Zoo offers free admission all day to thank voters for supporting the Zoo Arts and Parks (ZAP) fund. Emily and I plan on being there tomorrow, so if you see us be sure to stop and say hi!
Thanks She Shops Smart reader, Carolyn for the reminder!The last time we went to the zoo my oldest was just a baby and I was SUPER pregnant. My boys are so excited for tomorrow!

A Lot for Less

Monday, January 25, 2010 | | 1 comments
Here was my latest shopping trip! I ended up taking a stroll into Fresh Market and then Macey's. Most of their prices were the same, my Macey's was all out of All laundry detergent, so I ventured into both stores.

12 All Laundry Detergents @$2.99-$3/2 coupon RP 1/3
3 Packages of Tennessee Pride Sausage $2.19-$1/1 coupon RP 12/3
3 Yoplait Frozen Smoothie Bags $2.99- 1 for free and 2 coupons for $1.25 from the mail
5.8lbs of Bananas(My kids eat one every day) @.59lb
1 package green onions .69
1 head of lettuce .99
1 green pepper .99
1 bag of potato's $1.48
1 pair of Scotch scissors for $1.49
1 loaf of bread for $2.00
Total Spent $34.65
I still can't believe how much All I was able to pick up for only $1.49 a piece! I am still debating on picking up some more for $1.99 after using the $1/1 coupon from the RP 1/3. This wasn't an amazing trip, but I was able to pick up HE laundry detergent for an amazing price and that will easily last me 4-6 months!

Free Oreos On Facebook This Afternoon

Ready to score some FREE Oreos?

Today at 3:00pm EST or 1:00pm here in Utah head over to the Oreo Facebook Fan page to receive your FREE Oreos!

Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady!

*Update- The website is up and running very fast and those cookies are going even faster. Once you get there, go the the DSRL News Tab. Then click on the picture that says click here for FREE cookies. You will then fill out a form and a coupon for FREE Golden Double Stuff Oreos will be mailed to you!. Yeah for FREE cookies!

This Weeks Walgreens Scenario

This week at Walgreens there is a great deal on super bowl snacks again. I went to snag up some of the deals last week, but the sale continues, so I thought I would share a couple scenarios with you!
Spend $20 on the following products (you can see them on the list) and receive a $10 checkout coupon for your next purchase. Limit of 1 per household.

Scenario One:
4 Tostios Bags of Chips @ $2.50
4 Jars of Tostito Dips of Salsa @ $2.50
Total $20.00
Use 4: Tostitos Tortilla Chips, any flavor/any variety, 9 oz. or larger bag AND (1) jar of Tostitos Dip, any flavor 11 oz. or larger .55 (2-14-10) SS-1/17
Total $17.80
A $10 RR will print out
Total with RR Factored in $7.80

Scenario Two:

(3) Bags of Chips @$2.50
(4) 12 packs of Soda @$3.33

Total $20.82
$10 RR prints out
Total with RR factored in $10.82!

Here is what my latest transaction looked like:

(5) 12 packs of Soda (last week they were on sale 5 for $15)

(2) Bags of Tostitos Chips @$2.50
Total: $20.00
A $10 RR printed out
Total with RR factored in $10

Second Transaction
Bag of clearnaced Christmas Candy .62
60 photo prints for $6.99
Bottle of Netrogena Shiled Sun Screen clearanced to $2.74
Used my $10 RR from my previous transaction and my total came to $1.03
Then a $2 RR printed out for the clearanced Sunscreen
Money Maker of .97 for this transaction
Then here is the best part! I am going to submit my first reciept for a Coors Superbowl rebate that requires you to spend $20 worth of Tostitos Chips, Dip, Pepsi Soda, Condiments, Plastic Cups, Ice, Paper Plates, and/or Deli Items. You will then recieve a rebate of $7.50.
After I recieve my rebate I will have only spent $11.57 OOP for EVERYTHING above! Sweet deal!

.75/1 Gold N Plump Chicken

Sunday, January 24, 2010 | | 0 comments
My .75/1 Gold and Plump All Natural Chicken coupon just reset! Be sure to print this one off. Many times Associated Food Stores have put this chicken on sale for $1.00. That would make a package of chicken only .25!

You Need a Newspaper Per Person in Your Home-Even Babies!

The reasons for getting multiple papers in your home is obvious (because we STOCK UP) but, do we really need a newspaper for the babies in our homes?

My answer is YES! Although small children and babies consume very little, what they do use is very expensive! Tons of money goes into buying diapers and formula for those little ones.
It isn't every day that we see GREAT deals on diapers, but when we do we hope to be able to get as many packages as we can for that GREAT price. If you don't have enough coupons to stock up on those diapers when they are on sale you will end up paying full price for them. This week as I glanced through the adds I found quite a few good deals on diapers if you have multiple coupons.

This week at Target when you buy 3 packages of Jumbo Huggies or Pampers diapers you will get a $5 gift card to Target.

If you like Pampers:
Use 3 $2/1 coupons from P&G 12/27
Use 3 $2/1 Target Store Coupons from RP 12/6
Total $26.97 (plus tax)
Use $12 in coupons
Get $5 Gift Card
Total for all 3 packages comes to $9.97 or $3.32 for each package

If you prefer Huggies try out this scenario at Walgreens:
Spend $25 or more on the following products (see them in the grocery smarts list) and receive a $5 checkout coupon for your next purchase:
Buy 3 packages of diapers for $26.97
Use $2/1 coupons here or
$1/1 from SS 1/17 or
see if you have those Huggies mailers with the $3/1 coupons in them
I will use 1 $3/1 coupon and 2 $2/1 coupons
Total after coupons: $19.97
Factor in the $5 RR that will print out
Bottom Line: $14.97 for all 3 packages or $4.99 for each package

Now, obviously the more coupons you have the more times you can repeat these scenarios and the MORE diapers you can score for less. This is exactly why I tell people to be sure to get a newspaper for even the babies in your home. In fact did you know that if you live in Utah County you can get up to a total of NINE newspapers, 5 Daily Heralds, 2 Salt Lake Tribunes and 2 Deseret Morning Newspapers!!!!
If you had that many newspapers, you could use each of these scenarios 3 times for a total of 18 packages of diapers for about $80 (depending on which type of diaper you are buying and how many online coupons you are using) for an average of $4.44 a package!!!!
That is what I would calling stocking up!
If you need helping getting EXTRA newspapers check out the awesome deal we can help you get.

$8 Money Making Scenario

Ready for an easy money making scenario? Try
this out! Buy 2 Olay Regernist products then submit for this $15 rebate.

Yesterday, at Smith's, I found Olay Regenerist Facial Cleanser on sale for $6.49. I bought two of them and used (2)$3/1 coupons from P&G 1/17.
After I mail in my reciept and rebate from I will have actually made money on those facial cleansers! Here is how it breaks down:

  1. Buy 2 Olay Regernsits for $6.49
  2. Use (2) $3/1 coupons from P&G 1/17
  3. You will spend $6.98 before tax
  4. Send in for your $15 rebate
  5. Money maker of around $8 depending on the amount of your tax
Pretty sweet deal! Just be aware the last day you can buy products for this rebate is TODAY 1/24! We are sorry we are just barley getting the news about this one out, but if you read our last post you'll see we are just getting back into the swing of things.

Confessions of a Burned Out Couponer

Emily and I have a confession to make to our readers.....we just experienced some

Since Thanksgiving time until about last week Emily and I didn't go on a shopping trip that included coupons. Did your mouths just drop? Honestly Emily and I we were just plain tired of grocery shopping, printing off online coupons, planning our menus and pulling our coupons out of the newspaper. Neither one of us could motivate the other and we were just so busy with the holidays and our little ones we couldn't find the drive to start using coupons. I think we were enjoying our break so much that we didn't even think about coupons until our husbands started pointing out the amount of money it was costing us to NOT use coupons.

This last week I told myself that I just needed to jump right back in. So, I started off by actually pulling the coupons out of the paper from (you aren't going to believe this) NOVEMBER! It took some work sorting through my mess, but I finally had things organized enough that I could start shopping again. I sorted through the grocery smarts lists, planned my menu, cleaned out my fridge, and made my way to the store and found myself GASP-enjoying using coupons again. The fact that I spent half of what I had been spending at the store and came home with 3x the amount of stuff definitely made my "coupon trip" exciting.

I remembered how I felt after I learned about using coupons for the first time at the store. Coupons were all I could think about, in fact I often time dreamed about how wonderful coupons were. I told everyone I knew about how wonderful coupons were. That was the whole reason I started this blog!

So, since we love sharing our coupon experiences with you, we thought we would share with you some tips to remember if you ever go through your own "Coupon Burnout".
  • Don't stop your newspaper from coming each week- Despite the fact that I wasn't using coupons each week, now that I am using them again I am grateful that I have the coupons I need to save money at the store.
  • Pull the coupons OUT of the newspaper- Sometimes a insert can be missing and unfortunately if it is one from November there is nothing the newspaper can do about it. If I had realized it was missing that week, the newspaper company would have brought me my missing insert, but to know it is missing I would have to actually take the paper out of that plastic bag.
  • Be sure to use up some of your stockpile on your coupon break- I loved being able to shop from my pantry when I didn't want to go the store. I was able to use up a some of those items that were collecting dust so that I could make room for the stuff I would be buying in the future.
  • Everyone deserves a little break, so don't feel guilty about taking one- Using coupons is a lifestyle and sometimes there are seasons in our lives when that lifestyle doesn't meet our needs. In fact that is exactly why I needed a little coupons break. Using coupons just wasn't fitting into my schedule. I had some family things come up that just seemed so my bigger to me than using coupons. I am over that bump and am ready to start saving at the store again. Of course, I feel bad that I wasted so much money that could have been saved by using coupons, but it also helped me to appreciate the value of a coupon.
Have any of you ever experienced a "Coupon Burnout"? If so, why do you think you burned out and how did you get back into the swing of things?

Coupons in Sunday's Paper

In the Daily Herald you should have received:
1 SS insert
1RP insert

In the SLT/DMN you should have received
1 SS insert
To read about how the Red Plum coupons are distributed click here!

To start your newspaper coupons right away, learn about the awesome newspaper deal we can get you here.
*If you ordered the paper and you didn't receive your paper or didn't get the correct number of papers please call the newspaper company first and let them know. Their numbers are on the left side of the blog. Occasionally if you are new to a route your carrier may miss your home. The newspaper companies are super easy to work with and will make sure your papers are delivered.
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