Thursday, March 24, 2011

Harris Teeter Super Doubles



A great way to get more bang for your buck is by participating when Harris Teeter has Super Doubles. Super Doubles is when they will double coupons up to $1.98. This week (starting yesterday through next Tues) is a Super Doubles week. I went yesterday and got the items in the second pic for $5 (after tax). Today I went back and got the items in the first picture for .60 cents (after tax). The pancakes in the first pic were not due to SDs though...I had 3 free coupons for those. :) I was able to get the Jello Pudding for free by going to my eVic coupons acct and loading a B1G1 (buy one, get one free) coupon onto my VIC card and also using two $1 off coupons. It only worked because they actually ring up separately as half price so I was able to use a printable coupon for each one. Please note that not all Harris Teeters offer overages so this may or may not work at your HT. I do know that the HT on Neal Hawkins does do overages as does the Mtn. Island one. The Cox Rd. store does not. I use a number of websites for coupon match ups to help me figure out the best deals (during Super Doubles week and all the time!). Southern Savers is my absolute favorite. I also like Money Saving Mom, Madame Deals, Coupon Mama, and Deal Wise Mommy. There are numerous other sites out there that help with match ups as well but those are a few of my favorites. While I do use some coupons that come in the newspaper/mail, I usually use more that I have printed online. I print from the following sites: Swagbucks (because you can earn 10 SBs for every coupon that you print and use from them), Coupons.com, Couponsuzy.com, and Target.com. There are some other great sites out there too. Happy saving!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

PediaCare @ Walgreens

This week's Walgreens ad had a coupon for $5 off any PediaCare. If you also go to coupons.com and print the $2 off PediaCare manufacturers coupon (you can print 2) and use both the Walgreens coupon and the manufacturers coupon together then it makes it free, however you will have to purchase a little something else or it will not accept the manufacturers coupon. At the Walgreens in Belmont they are doing a candy bar donation for the USO. The deal is donate 3 candy bars for $2 so that is what I did in order to use my coupons. My total was $2.44 out of pocket for 2 bottles + the candy bar donations. Not too shabby! I'm sure you can get a pack of gum and make your total much cheaper but anytime I can support our troops I will do so. :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Walmart & Target Toy Clearance

If you haven't already, and you have young children, you should check out the toy clearance section at Walmart and both the toy and kids art section at Target. Last night I went to the Walmart in Belmont and spent $26 and got all of my stepson's Christmas presents taken care of! Today I went to Target in Gastonia and for $25 got a few things for mystepdaughter's for Christmas and a couple things for my stepson's birthday. You just can't beat that! There is not a ton of stuff left at Target (sorry, I bought a lot of it lol) but there is still a decent amount and you could score some really great stuff! At Walmart I got Bakugan stuff for $3 each among other 'boy toys.' At Target I got Bakugans for $1.97 each, a Tinkerbell game for $6.98, a Tinkerbell scrapbook set for $2.48, a Tinkerbell stepping stone art kit for $4.98, and a Princess bead set for $6.98.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Intro To Couponing

So many of my friends have asked me to host a coupon class. Well, after sitting down with Josh & trying to figure out a time when I can actually do it (when he is able to watch the kids) it's just not feasible in the near future at all since this is his busy season at work. So, I'm doing the next best thing and starting a blog to try to help you guys out. Hope you enjoy it!

First and foremost, you need to invest in a 3 ring binder and baseball card sleeves. This has saved me many a headache. It is the best and easiest way to organize your coupons. I sort mine by sections of the grocery store (i.e. produce, dry goods, household, dairy, frozen, and so on and so on). I also have sections in my notebook dedicated solely to store coupons to make those easier to find. I put any doubles that I may have in the same holder in order to free up space. I have tabs on each section to make it easy to flip right to the one I need. You should also print a copy of your stores' policies and put them in a sleeve in your notebook. That way if there is ever a discrepancy (i.e. store employee who doesn't know what they're talking about lol) then you have it right there in front of you to show them. I have one for each of the stores that I frequent. Lastly, put your name and phone number somewhere on your notebook. I learned the hard way by losing my notebook and about $500 worth of coupons once. Trust me, you don't want to be in that position. I was physically sick over it! I now keep one of my business cards in mine.

If anyone has anything else that they would like to add that has helped them, please feel free to do so! I am always looking for new ideas!

More to come tomorrow!!