Friday, April 30, 2010

Link for Sunday Coupons and More...

The following link is a good place to "see" which coupons will be in all three inserts in the Sunday paper, May 2, 2010.

Click HERE and check it out.

I'm so tired I'm typing with my eyes closed!!!!
Off to bed I go.


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Link to check out coupon sales in your area

For the coupon sales in every state, click HERE and select your state, then click on different blogs where people posts the sales. You can even print coupons. Be sure to click the back arrow to print the second time.

Here in Ohio, I've printed out the Ronsoni Smart Taste (pasta) coupons from the Giant Eagle link four times from "Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring" for FREE spaghetti and macaroni.

I'm still checking out the others for this week's sales.

Head's UP. This will be a great weekend to get the Sunday paper as it should have at least three coupon inserts!!! Smart Source, Red Plum, and P&G.

Happy Coupons!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Coupon Blog by My Friend, Buffy

My friend, Buffy, who got ME started using coupons has started a Coupon Blog MUCH better than mine.

This is her LINK. Please save this link.
Write it down and save it to your favorites.
Everybody loves to save money!!!

I can't copy and paste her blog here because it doesn't lay out right.
So, please click on her link and read all about it.

Thanks Buffy!

Your friend in life and in coupons,

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mummy Deals Link

The link below should get you a list of the coupons in Sunday's paper, plus some other good deals "MummyDeals" found around town. Enjoy.

Hey Edith, Softsoap deals at CVS this next week. Also on sale at Meijers and Krogers. :)))


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Good Coupons Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Smart Source

You can go online to see the previews, but my coupon fairy has given me a heads-up that we will have some quality coupons in this Sunday's paper, April 25.

Eventually, these coupons will provide for free Small Steps tissue, Band-aids, Mentos, Colgate, Hershey's Bliss, Irish Spring, Palmolive, CapriSun, Ensure, Red Baron Pizza, Archway cookies, to name a few of my favs.

You can't go wrong getting the paper with the Smart Source and Red Plum this time.

There are websites where you can view a list of all the upcoming coupons. I've posted these links before, but you can also Google it.

Enjoy a beautiful summer day and those friends in the southern states, keep your eye to the sky. I hear you may be in for some strong storms.

Take Care on the Journey,
Your friend in life,

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MommyDeals Blog says Free Kroger Deals This Week

Here's the LINK to Mommy Deals. I'm sure there's more Good Deals and Free Meals at the local Kroger, but I'm off to run errands that I've put off all day. I always get good ideas and great information from this link. Save it to your favorites.

Click the link or HERE.

Happy Krogering!

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

If You Crave It, I Have A Coupon For It! 100's of FREE Coupons!

Today's Smart Source and Red Plum held lots of coupons, but I only found one good sale to match them this weekend. I will save several for a time when I find good sales to match my coupons.

It looks like Kroger may have some good sales starting on Monday. Everyone has different needs and eating habits, so I usually avoid posting specific deals unless it's really FREE, because this posting goes all over the United States.

I have a "new" notebook for my coupons that I'm very happy about. (Google picture posted). It's a big, blue, zip-up style that I pulled out of the back of my closet. (Actually, hubby's closet.) The nice flannel bag that held my smaller notebook got full of holes.
I like this one better. It's easier to manage when I put it in the cart. At checkout, I can just zip it up instead of trying to poke it back into the bag. I always remember one more coupon I want as I'm checking out, and I was always pulling it back out of the bag again. I carry about 400 different kinds of coupons (and many extras of each one) when I shop!

There are 75-cent coupons in today's paper (SS 4/18) for Dole Fruit Crisps. These look like they would be excellent for lunches. They can be enjoyed hot or cold. Kroger had these on sale today for 2/$4, so with the 75-cent doubled to $1.50, they only cost 50-cents. There are two containers in each set making them only 25-cents a serving!
For pet-lovers, there's a $2 coupon for ANY size Purina ONE dry cat food. I already have tons of Purina cat food, but have cut these out in case anyone would like some.
As I was changing coupon bags, I pulled out hundreds of extra coupons that I won't use even though some of it will be free. My cupboards runnith over!!!! My closet is filled to the brim. The storage/washroom is packed to the gills!!! The freezer is stuffed!!! Many of these coupons expired on March 31, so I'm sending them to a military base in Turkey. I sent some a few weeks ago and got a nice thank-you note by email.
Come to think of it, I did hurry over to Meijer's today for the sale on Pepperidge Farm crackers and cookies even though I didn't have a coupon for them. They are my 'breakfast food'. (Sorry, all you Oatmeal, eggs and toast folks.) They are on sale this week 3/$5 or $1.66 each. They usually cost $3.99 a bag. I should go back and get a bunch for youngest son's Algebra class!!!!
I'm exhausted tonight, and still want to post on the Linda's Notebook blog, so will close this blog and open another.
Please feel free to email me with your coupon requests. It's only a postage stamp for anywhere in the USA!!!!
If you crave it, I have coupons for it. :))))
Your friend in life - and in coupons!!!

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Update on the DelMonte Fruit Cups I Just Posted

Having just posted that complicated process for getting FREE DelMonte fruit cups, (posting just below this one), now I discover that the Meijer mealbox isn't listing the Meijer 50-cent coupon anymore!

But, they ARE posting a coupon for PAM which is on sale and has a coupon in today's paper. (SS or RP 4/11) With the 30-cent coupon doubled AND the Meijer coupon, you should be able to get a can of PAM for $1.20.

I give up. Hubby is patiently waiting for supper. What good is all that free food if you don't feed it to the family?

Keep smiling,

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FREE DelMonte Fruit Cups at Meijer April 11-17, 2010

It takes a little work and monitoring the cashier, but the DelMonte Fruit cups are $1.99 on sale this week at Meijer. The DelMonte coupon in today's paper for 75-cents (RP 4/11) will double to $1.50 AND has a stackable coupon for 50-cents.

At our Meijer, they will only double two of the same coupons at a transaction, so if you get more than two, make it another transaction.

Also, today I noticed it didn't double the 75-cent coupon at first, but I brought it to the attention of the cashier to fix it.

Then, it didn't want to accept the Meijer 50-cent coupon as it should have. The cashier also had to apply that.

It I hadn't said something, she would have never noticed - or even cared. She seemed puzzled by coupons at all.

I shoulda gone with the older non-smiling cashier!!!

Don't forget you can actually order those 75-cent off coupons at several coupon sites including eBay and or HERE for that website. I've ordered from couponsthingsbydede several times. Great, FAST, service. A fraction of what you will pay for the product.

NEXT, if you want the extra 50-cents off meijer coupon, please go HERE to find that.
Click on the MealBox and the word "specials" to scroll for all the coupons you can add to your manufactures' coupons. You will need to print them out on your printer.

Okay, it sounds all complicated, but after you do it the first time, it will feel so good to know you can do it now... Don't give up, and please feel free to email me if any questions.

Here's to a summer full of Good Deals and Free Meals!!!

Take Care on the Journey,
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Sunday Deal DelMonte Coupon April 11, 2010

First, if anyone knows of 75-cent Colgate coupon dates/insert, please let me know. GE has it on sale, but I can't find those coupons. Some mentioned in their blogs that it's been a long time since we had 75-cent off, but I thought we had some not too long ago. Thanks!

The best coupon deal that I found in today's paper is the DelMonte cans of fruit coupon for 40-cents off. Today is the last day of triple coupons at Kroger, but DelMonte fruit isn't on sale. The price is $1.38 a can, but even so, you can pick up a can of peaches, pears or fruit cocktail for 18-cents with the coupon! It says sugar-free, but the coupon will take with any. I already tried, and it worked.

Does anyone know of a better deal on DelMonte fruit before I use all my coupons at Kroger?

If so, email me at pantry309@yahoo so I'll get the message on my iPhone. Thanks twice!

Hubby is waiting! Gotta run for now.

Happy Sunday after Easter!

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Triple Coupons Going On At Columbus Kroger's Now

Through Sunday, April 11, 2010, Kroger stores here in Columbus, Ohio, will triple coupons up to 50-cents.

According to my coupon spies, there are no exceptional FREE deals to be found so far. But, the word is that you can get some 'great deals" with those 25-cent, 35-cent, and 50-cent coupons.

I'm under the weather with a miserable spring cold, so haven't ventured out since I got home from work.

For any of you die-hard plant-lovers in the area, a freeze warning is posting for some outlying areas, so bring out the sheets and cover up the tender plants. I've brought my Morning Glory seedlings into the house for the weekend.

Have a toasty weekend!

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

My FREE Day At K-Mart and How I Did It.

It wasn't 8 a.m., as I promised everyone here on the blog, but a little after 9 a.m. that I arrived at K-Mart this morning to check out the truth of the double coupons up to $2.

I believe I might have been the very first customer! The only lane open was the customer service desk where the serious-sounding manager informed me that, yes, coupons were being doubled up to $2..

"You can only use five coupons once per day", she announced loud enough for the entire store to hear.

I assured her that I completely understood the rules as I trotted off to see what was in the bath and body area. (The first items to sell out on double coupon day.)

After about an hour of consultation between me and my five best coupons, I headed to the cashier with one bag of Ziploc steamers, one Johnson & Johnson roll of tape, one J&J first aide kit, two sets of Rubbermaid food containers (for one coupon), and one bottle of ALL Laundry detergent - all FREE with my coupons!

At the check-out, which had two lanes open and no customers, I selected a young lady whom I thought should be fair and know the rules.

To make a long story short, (a very long story), she didn't even know that K-Mart was having double coupons, and she didn't know how to enter ANY coupons into the computer. At least she didn't know how to make any of them double!

I believe that every employee in the store came over to 'assist' her except the manager who had told me all the rules!!! I calmly but firmly explained to all present how we used coupons, and how the store should accept them.

At one point, I asked to her cancel my order, and said that I would "walk around the store" until they could make their computers double my coupons. She was happy to agree.

After she (they) finally got my order to go through with only 41-cents owned on tax, I decided to 'test the rules' they didn't seem to know anything about (except, of course, for the manager).

After putting my little bag of five items that had taken me two hours to purchase out to the car, I returned to the store and made the second purchase of five 'free' items with the second cashier, who had forgotten everything I had taught her about using coupons!

By now, I knew how to tell her to enter my Rewards Card number and how to select the right item on her computer screen. I scanned each one to make sure it 'worked"!!!!

By George! I was on a roll!!!! I had decided if they couldn't enforce their own rules, I was going to ignore the rules until someone told me to stop!

I went back to New Albany and got my coupon friend who had been anxious to try her new coupon skills with me. Together we went back and got our five free items and used my Rewards Card NINE times!!!!!

During that time, we "won" two free items which we had to redeem at the Customer Service desk. By now, it was late afternoon and the morning manager going off duty. She was giving instructions to the afternoon shift.

"Now remember, customers have to use their Rewards Card and can only use five coupons in one day. Those Reward Cards will make sure they only go through line once a day with coupons."

I waited until she said goodbye to everyone, then walked up to the desk to claim my 2 oz of Purell that I had won.

After that, my friend and I went back through line two more times.

I would have been smarter to do like a couple I saw in the line next to me. They had a half a cart full of Gillette body wash, Shampoos, razors and more. I leaned over and asked her if she knew they had a five-limit rule.

The lady said they had gone online and printed out dozens of Rewards Cards and planned to use one for each set of five items at a time. She asked me if I thought it would work.

"Not without a hassle, but it might work," I answered.

Looking back when I was done, I saw they were letting her to just that. They were ringing up five items at a time - and judging from the long line of irate customers - I suspect it was going to take a very long time.

Even though it was getting late, I had one more stop. At Meijers I got hubby's favorite cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios, for about $1 a box, and I got Warm Delights for FREE.

At the "Do It Yourself" check-out lane, I ran the Warm Delights two at a time because Meijer will only double two alike coupons in one transaction.

Check in, pay nothing, check out.
Check in, pay nothing, check out.
Check in, pay nothing, check out...

Oh, but you should have seen my husband's face when I got home.

He handled each item like it was gold.

"You mean to tell me you got all this for free?", he asked incredulously, as he eyed the bags of grocery and personal items on the table.

He was ready to get in the car and go back for more.

"Not today", I said with a yawn.

My feet hurt!

Take Care on the Journey,

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Friday, April 02, 2010

Sorry, PS to Double Coupons at K-Mart

If I didn't enjoy getting up early on my day off, I might completely skip this K-Mart coupon special going on April 4-10, 2010.

Now I find out you must have a Shopyourway rewards card to qualify for the double coupons. It only took me a minute to fill out my personal information and print out a temp card HERE, but I'll bet they let the person ahead of me go through without the card and with 20 coupons when the limit is five coupons. Then, they set the limit on me if I happen to have two coupons stuck together! I've seen that happen more than once, and it is quite frustrating.

They also jack up the prices on many items AND don't stock items that are most the popular money-savers like Pampers, and personal items. So watch out for that.

Having given you that heads-up, don't give up! Just be alert and plan ahead for what you want with those special double reward coupons.

Have a wonderful weekend,


Thursday, April 01, 2010

K-Mart Double Coupons to $2 April 4-10, 2010

Lots of FREE things at K-Mart in the coming week make it worth picking up a Sunday paper with coupons. There's also the once-a-month P&G insert in there too.

For a list of cities participating, click here .

It looks like Sandy is in luck (in Tampa), but Portland is not on the list. (Maybe you guys don't have a K-Mart in Portland?) Columbia, SC, is on the list, Philip.

K-Mart will double coupons up to $2, so if you have a $1 coupon, it's worth $2.
Likewise, 50-cent coupons are worth $1 and so forth.
If you happen to have a $2 coupon, it's worth $4, I don't know of many of those except for the razors maybe. They also say there's a limit of five coupons per day, but who's looking and who's counting except at your specific checkout.

This is where non-coupon friends and husbands come in handy!

For more information, go to or HERE. She has lots of really great deals even if you don't use coupons. Please check it out and save her site to your favorites.

Have a happy Easter, and slip on over to K-Mart while the kids are playing with the Easter eggs.

Me. I'm going to be there at 8 a.m. when the doors open. Easter eggs can sleep in!

Take Care,