Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Couponers, Read This Post! :)


I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the coupon class.   I hope that I was able to inspire some of you to start (or continue) saving money. But, I also wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed meeting you all.  It was such an encouragement to me!  

Even if you weren’t able to attend the fun coupon class last night, this post will still really help you get started here on The Frugal Family Life!

First of all, here is the series I was telling you about that you should read. I wrote this a few months back.  It’s basically just a series on getting started with coupons! 

  • Part 1--Why should I use coupons? What exactly is couponing? Can I really save money if the store brand is cheaper? All the coupons are for products I don't buy, should I clip them anyway?
  • Part 2--What should I do to get started?
  • Part 3--Where can I find coupons?
  • Part 4--Organizing Coupons and Learning the Language.
  • Part 5--Let's Go Shopping
  • Part 6--What should I do when my coupons expire?
  • Part 7--When should I use my coupons?
  • Part 8--How do you have time to use coupons?
Here are also the links to most recent store matchups and my most recent shopping trips.  You can always find the links to my store matchups on the right side bar of the blog, near the top of the page.

§  My Recent Shopping Trips -hopefully this will motive you!

I think I forgot to mention All You Magazine, but it is a magazine I highly recommend if you are serious about coupons!  Each month it is filled with very valuable coupons.  It’s just under $20.00 for a one-year subscription. It can be purchased at Walmart for a little over $2 per issue, but if you purchase it through Amazon you can get it for closer to $1.66 an issue.  You might want to even try going through Ebates to get an even better deal and add cash back to your account!

Another great service is Groupon. They have several nice daily deals in our area. You may want to sign up for their emails for free here. I do try to post the deals that I think might interest you so you don’t miss out.
I also mentioned other frugal ideas to save money, such as, Homemade Laundry Detergent, softener, baby food & cleaners.  You can go HERE to read more about other DIY frugal ideas.
If you would like to subscribe to the The Frugal Family Life email updates you may do so at this link. This is just a daily e-mail that has all of the deals I posted from the whole day, so you will never miss a deal.
I hope this post helps you in your beginning days of your coupon adventure. Please contact me here if you have any questions. If you have Facebook, I do suggest you become a fan of The Frugal Family Life page for more support from other couponers and to stay updated on the very latest deals.
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End of the Month Print Reminder!


Just a reminder that it’s almost the end of the month.  Which means that a lot of the coupons on Coupons.com, Smart Source, Coupon Network & Red Plum will reset very soon.  So, if there is something you have been meaning to print you should do it now because it once they reset you may be able to print them again.


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FREE Martha Stewart Grilling Cookbook!



Need some new grilling ideas?  Head over here to download a free copy of the Martha Stewart Grilling cookbook.

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Walgreens Deals 5/29-6/4



Here are the very best deals I see at Walgreens this week.  I highly suggest you print off the Walgreens coupon policy and take it with you on your shopping trip.  You can read up on how to shop at Walgreens here.
I changed up the post format this time and organized it by FREE items, Under $1 items, and then the rest of the deals.  Let me know if this helps you or not!  Thanks!

2-Day Sale (Sunday and Monday ONLY)::

Off! Clip-On $7.99
Use $1 Walgreens coupon in May booklet
and
Use $2/1 IP
HERE (zip 28646) or 5/22 SS (regional)
or
Use BOGO IP
HERE
Final Price = $4.99

*Scenario*
Buy (2) Off! Clip-Ons - $15.98
Use (1) BOGO (will deduct $7.99, the price of one)
and
Use (1) $2/1 (will take $2 off the other one)
and
Use (1) Walgreens Coupon (will deduct $1 for each)
Final Price= $3.99 for two (Thanks for this one, Passion for Savings!)

Coke/Dr Pepper 12-pks 3/$12
*Sunday 5/29 and Monday 5/30 ONLY get a FREE 12-pk wyb (3) w/in-ad coupon
Final Price = 4/$12
Use $1/1
Recycle Bank coupon, get all four for $11.00 ($2.75 each)

Kingsford Charcoal: Original 8.3 lb or Match Light 6.7 lb $3.99

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil 75 sq ft $1.99
Use $1/1 Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil 5/15 SS
Final Price= $.99 (Sun & Mon)
 
Dixie Tableware - BOGO (should be $2.99 from the looks of the ad)


Scott Naturals Paper Towels 6-pk $3.99
$1/1
IP HERE
Final Price = $2.99

*The remainder of the deals are good the whole week!
FREE This Week::

Illy Coffee Drinks, $2
Receive $2 RRs
Final price after RRs, FREE!

BC or Goody's Headache Relief Powder, $1.50
Receive $1.50 RRs
Final price after coupon, FREE!

Icy Hot Naturals Pain Relief Cream, 0.5 oz., $0.99
Receive $0.99 RRs
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 5/1 SS Insert (in some papers)
Final price after coupon, FREE + $1 Money Maker!

Right Guard/Dry Idea Antiperspirant or Deodorant, B1G1 FREE
Use the B1G1 FREE coupon from the 5/1 RP Insert (exp. 5/31)
Final price after sale and coupon, 2 FREE!

Applied Nutrition Triple Calcium, 90 ct., $10
Receive $10 RRs
Final price after RRs, FREE!

Listerine Smart Rinse, 500 mL, $2.99
Receive $2 RRs
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 1/9/11 SS Insert
Final price after coupon, FREE!

Aquafresh Toothpaste, 4.6 or 6.4 oz., $0.99 with In Ad Coupon
Use the $1/1 Kid's Aquafresh coupon from the 4/17 SS Insert (Exp. 5/31) (In some papers)
Final price after coupon, FREE!

Accu Check Aviva Blood Glucose Monitor, $14.99
Get $14.99 MIR
Final price after MIR, FREE!

Ecotrin Pain Relief, 45 ct., $0.99 with In Ad Coupon
Use the $1.50/1 coupon from the 5/1 RP Insert (in some papers)
Final price after coupon, FREE!

Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor, $9.89
Receive $5RRs
Use the $4/1 coupon from the 5/1 PG Insert (exp. 5/31)
OR Use the $5/1 coupon from the P&G April Mailer (exp. 5/31)
Final price after coupon, as low as FREE or $0.89!
Celsius Green Tea 4-pk $3.99
$1/1 IP (via email) - send email to contact@celsius.com
Get a $3 RR
Final Price: FREE
(Thanks, Deal Detecting Diva!)
Ritz Crackerfuls $2.00
$1/1 Ritz Crackerfuls coupon from the 4/17 SS (there were 2 that week)
or
$.75/1 IP HERE 
Get a $2 RR (Sunday and Monday ONLY)
Final Price: as low as FREE + $1.00 overage

Under $1 This Week ::

Glade Scented Oil Candles, Refillable Tins, 4 Pack Scented Oil Refills or Warmer, Candle, 2 or 4 oz., Relaxing Moments Spray or Sense and Spray, 2/$5
Receive $1 RR
Use
THIS $1.50/2 Jar Candles coupon
Use
THIS $2/2 Premium Room Sprays coupon
Use the $1/2 Refills coupon from the 5/1SS Insert
Final price after coupon, as low as $0.50 each wyb 2 Premium Room Sprays

Colgate MaxClean, MaxFresh or MaxWhite Toothbrush or Toothpaste, 2/$5
Receive $2 RRs wyb 2
Use two of the $1/1 Max Toothpastes coupon from the May All You Magazine
Final price after RRs and coupons, $1 or $0.50 each wyb 2

Act 2 Popcorn, Single Packs, $0.25 each

Royal Gelatin, 5/$1 with In Ad Coupon


Other RR Deals ::

Zegerid OTC Acid Reducer 42 ct $22.99
Use $5/1 June All You Magazine (42 ct+)
Get a $4 RR
Final Price: $13.99

Listerine (select) $3.99
Use $1/1 IP HERE
Get a $1 RR
Final Price: $1.99


Other Coupon Deals ::

Banana Boat or Hawaiian Tropic Lotions or Oils, B1G1 FREE
Use two of the $1/1 Banana Boat coupons from the 5/22 SS Insert
Use two of the $1/1 Banana Boat coupons from the
April or May All You Magazine
Final price after coupons, varies

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent, 26-32 oz., B1G1 FREE
Use
THIS $1/2 coupon
Final price after coupon, unknown

Kellogg's Cereals, Select Varieties or 8 pk. Poptarts, $1.99
Sign up HERE for $5-$10 in Kellogg's Coupons
Final price after coupon, as low as $1.29/box of cereal

Quaker Quick 1 Minute Oats, 18 oz., Buy 1 at $3.19, Get 1 FREE
Final price after sale, $1.60 each

Weight Watchers or Skinny Cow Candy, Select Varieties, 2/$5

Use the $1/1 Skinny Cow coupon from the June All You Magazine
Final price after coupon, $1.50 each for the Skinny Cow Candy

Snickers and Magnum Ice Cream Bars, (and other select brands), 2/$6
Use
THIS $1/1 Snickers Coupon
Use the $1/1 Magnum coupon from the 5/22 RP Insert
Final price after coupon, $2

V8 Vegetable Juice, 64 oz or V8 V Fusion, 46 oz., 2/$6 with In Ad Coupon

Use THIS $1/2 Vegetable Juice coupon
Use the $1/2 V Fusion coupon if you printed it
Final price after coupon, 2/$5 or $2.50 each wyb 2

Walgreens Jumbo Pack Diapers, 2/$10
Use the $2/1 coupon from the Walgreens Infant Care Booklet
Final price after coupon, $3 each!

Allegra 24 Hour, 30 ct., $17.99

Click HERE to save $2
Final price after coupon, $15.99

Domino Pure Cane Sugar 4-lb $2.19 w/in-ad coupon
Use $.50/1 Domino Pure Cane Sugar 5/22 RP
Final Price: $1.69

Off! Mosquito Repellent $4.99
Use $1/1 Walgreens coupon in May booklet
and
$.75/1 IP previously available or 5/22 SS (regional)
Final Price: $3.24

Cover Girl, Maybelline and L'Oreal Cosmetics - Buy One Get One 1/2 Price
check your 5/1 PG for Cover Girl
check your 5/22 RP for L'Oreal
check your 4/10 RP for a Maybelline Mascara coupon
$1/1 IP HERE (Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder)

Nature Valley Bars $2.00
$.50/1 IP HERE
also check you 5/1 and 5/22 SS
Final Price = $.1.50

Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat (Deli Fresh pictured) 2/$5
$1/2  Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh 5/15 SS
Final Price = $2.00 each wyb 2

Clorox Wipes/Pine-Sol 28 ox $1.99

$1/1 IP HERE (Pine-Sol)
Final Price = $.99

Arm & Hammer 2-in-1 Dryer Sheets $2.99
$
1/1 IP HERE
Final Price = $1.99

Oxi Clean Spray, Packs or Sticks $2.99
Use $1/1 Oxi Clean 4/17 SS
or
$3/2 Oxi Clean 4/17 SS
Final Price = As low as $1.49 each wyb 2

Neutrogena Sun Care 25% off

$2/1 IP HERE 
$1/1 5/8 SS (regional)

Folgers Classic Roast Coffee 11.3 oz $2.79
$1/2 Folgers Classic Roast 5/22 RP (regional
$.25/1 Folgers Classic Roast 5/22 RP
Final Price = As low as $2.29 each wyb 2

Don't forget about fillers when you're choosing you're items.  You have to have at least one item per coupon.  So look for cheap items to use, such as the 15 cent Laffy Taffy by the checkout counter!

If you find any deals I didn't list, please let me know and I'll be happy to post!



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$1/1 Ronzoni Pasta Printable Coupon!



Ronzoni is offering a high value printable coupon for $1/1 Ronzoni  Garden Delight pasta when you “like” them on Facebook, click the ‘Garden Delight Sweepstakes’ tab and allow access to your profile!
Hit the back button and coupon prints twice. If you take this to a store that doubles, it should get you some FREE pasta!

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$2/1 Zyrtec Coupon Still Available!



The $2/1 any one Zyrtec product coupon is still available!! If you already submitted yours, then you probably can’t do it again, but if you haven’t, then you still have time. Head over HERE to get yours!!


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FREE Sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner

Free Sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner


Head over HERE to snag a FREE Sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner!  Remember, samples almost always come with great coupons!








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5 FREE Personalized Cards, Great for Father's Day!



Tinyprints is offering 5 free Personalized Greeting Cards + Free Shipping. Here’s how to score this deal:
  1. Click here to visit the Tinyprints site
  2. Click on the type of card you’d like from the choices on the left.
  3. Select the template you’d like and personalize it
  4. When you get to “delivery options” select “Send it to me first.” to avoid a shipping charge otherwise it’s $0.44
  5. When it asks you how many you want, select 5 and then click “add to mailbox”
  6. At checkout use the promo code: OKL5CARDSFREE and your final cost should be $0.00
  7. Complete the checkout process
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Friday, May 27, 2011

$5-$10 Worth of Kellogg's Coupons!

Kellogg's Coupons and Savings


Time is almost up to sign up for the $5-$10 in Kellogg's coupons.  This offer will end on May 30, 2011 so if you want to sign up for the coupons, click HERE before May 30!

Thanks, The Frugal Family!

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Walgreens :: Summer Beauty Guide Coupon Booklet!


Walgreens has a new Summer Beauty Guide coupon booklet out.  They will start showing up in your local store in the next couple of weeks.  The coupons are valid thru 8/3.  These are Walgreens store coupons (like the Spring Beauty Guide that we had).  These can be stacked with manufacturer coupons to get an even better deal!  Here’s what you will find inside.

  • $1.00/1 Maybelline Fit Me Cosmetics
  • $1.00/1 Luster Premium White Luster Now! Instant Whitening Toothpaste
  • $1.00/1 Softsoap Body Wash, 12oz or larger (manufacturer’s coupon)
  • $1.00/1 Dickinsons Original, 16 oz or larger
  • $1.00/1 Neutrogena Healthy Defense Moisturizer
  • $2.00/1 Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup or Moisture Shine Gloss
  • $1.00/1 Banana Boat Lotion SPF 15+, 4 oz or larger
  • $2.00/1 Hawaiian Tropic Lotion or Cream SPF 15+, 4 oz or larger


Thanks, Hip2Save


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A Story Before Bed :: FREE Recorded Storybook for Deployed Military!!


Okay, so I read about this deal over at Money Saving Queen, and thought it was SO awesome that I just had to share!!

 A Story Before Bed is giving away 250,000 online recordable storybooks for free to parents who are deploying or already deployed. This means you'll be reading your child a bedtime story every night even though you're not a home. That is SO NEAT!

A Story Before Bed is an "online book" that can be played for your kids before bedtime (or anytime really), but it's you reading to your kids. What a great freebie!

If you know a parent in the military, share this deal with them!


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Sunday Coupon Preview 5/29/11


This Sunday, since it's a Holiday weekend, there are no inserts scheduled for the newspapers.  I'm actually not too sad about it this time.  We can use this time to get caught up on organizing our boxes.  I need to go through and remove some expired coupons, how about you? 

Everyone have a wonderful, long Holiday weekend and stay safe!  Remember to be grateful for our brave mem and women who have fought and continue to fight for our country's freedom.  After all, that IS what this Holiday is all about, right?  Thank you to everyone who has served in any branch of our military, for sacrificing so much!


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Old Orchard Juice Coupons Are Back!



Wow!! It seems like all my favorite coupons are coming back at once! 

Old Orchard has new coupons available to print on their website!  My favorite is the $.50/1 64oz juice product coupon!  I regularly use these to get juice for 50 cents and under!!  Can't beat that--especially when you have two little ones who love drinking it!  Head over HERE to print yours.  Remember you can hit the back button to print it more than once (usually limit is two, but it seems to be more this time!)

Thanks, Caprica, for reminding me about this deal!


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Head on over here to print a coupon for $1 off of 3 Red Gold canned tomatoes. Wait for these to go on sale and after the double they will be very inexpensive, if not FREE!  I love using these in my Tortilla Lasagna!  I think that's going to be on the menu for next week! Yummy!

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Groupon :: $7 for $14 worth of Food from Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler!




Todays Groupon sounds DELICIOUS! You get $14 worth of Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler for only $7. I love their burgers and onion rings!!  YUM!
Or you can also check out the National deal:


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$1/2 Jumbo Bar-S Hot Dog Coupon!



Head over here to print a coupon for $1/2 JUMBO Bar S Hot dog coupon. You will have to fill out the form, to print the coupon. These will go on sale and after the coupon doubles, we should get a pretty nice deal! 

*NOTE:  Make sure to notice this coupon is only for the JUMBO variety and cannot be used on the regular Hot dogs! 


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Totsy :: Blowout Sale Plus FREE Shipping!!


If you haven't signed up for Totsy yet, you should definitely check it out! This is an awesome sale! Through Tuesday, Totsy is having a *HOT* Memorial Day Blowout Clearance sale and offering up some great deals on Children’s Shoes, Swimwear, Melissa & Doug Toys, Sunglasses, and lots more (up to 80% off!)!  And, whenever you sign up for a new account through this link, you’ll qualify for FREE shipping on your entire order!

Here are a just a couple of examples of what you would be able to get! These Girls Sandals (available in other designs/colors) pictured below would be ONLY $6 shipped (aren't they cute?) or this Melissa & Doug T-Rex Wooden Model would be only $3.50 shipped (for new members)… there are a LOT of items to browse through!



Wait, the deal can get even better! With any $45 purchase, you’ll score a FREE subscription (or $10 refund) to Disney’s Family Fun magazine!



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Free sample of Pull-Ups Flushable Moist Wipes



Head over and sign up for a free sample of Pull-Ups Flushable Moist Wipes from Walmart.com.  I bet it will come with a nice coupon!  ;)

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High Value Playtex, Kraft Coupons & More!



There are some*HOT* new coupons on Coupons.com (under zip code 90210)!  Check them out!

*Save $3 on ANY 2 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampon (18 ct or larger)

*Save $1 on ANY 1 Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese product
Nothing better than cheap cheese!  Pair this with a sale at a store that doubles and you are bound to get a great deal!

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Friday is Mega Swagbucks Day! Start Earning Gift Cards & Rewards Today!



Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day which means better odds of winning BIG Swag Bucks! Search normally through your toolbar or the Swag Bucks site and with a little luck, you'll be winning large bills starting at 20 Swag Bucks and up. 

I've already received FOUR of my $5 Amazon Gift Cards (actually I have given two of them away on the blog), so that means I had $20 of FREE money to spend, just from joining Swag Bucks!! AND, I just requested another one THIS week!! :)   I still have over 1975 points, which is almost enough for 5 more $5 Amazon Gift Cards.  I'm sure I'll be requesting them soon and maybe even giving them away on the blog!  It's such an easy way to earn prizes and rewards!

Swag Bucks are digital dollars that you earn just for doing the things you're already doing. You can read more about what it is in one of my earlier posts, or if you think you're ready to join just go here.  You'll get 30 swagbucks just for signing up!  It only takes 450 swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon gift card!  This is the easiest way to earn Amazon gift cards!


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