Coupons for Betty Crocker, Big G Cereals, Snapple, and More

Need some more coupons? There are plenty of them out there. It can take time to hunt them all down, and print them out (or clip them from the newspaper inserts). Save yourself the time it takes to search online for coupons by checking out this blog. It has links to the latest batch of coupons from Coupons.com. Betty Crocker has a coupon that will save you $0.50 when you buy 2 boxes of any flavor of Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, or Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Flavored Snacks. Betty Crocker has a coupon that will save you … Continue reading

Extreme Scrapbooking

If you are wondering why your Sunday newspaper has gone missing for the last few weeks, blame TLC’s “Extreme Couponing.” The popular reality series is being blamed for a rash of newspaper thefts. Apparently, coupon divas looking to save a bundle by using Sunday inserts to purchase mass quantities of free toiletries and groceries are stooping to new lows in order to get high on bargain shopping. They are stealing other people’s newspaper coupons to supplement their stash. According to police in Florida, Wisconsin, California, Idaho, Texas, Alabama and Arkansas, newspaper thefts are on the rise. When the culprits are … Continue reading

Lots of Coupons in This Week’s Inserts

This weekend is another great opportunity to stock up on insert coupons. There are two inserts – Red Plum and Smart Source. The Smart Source insert is very fat. I absolutely love this about this time of year. It’s the season of stockups. Find a preview of this week’s coupons here. This is the time of year that I really like to stock up with coupons and the things they buy. There are a lot of offers, and it is a great way to start the new year. Visit news stands, and ask if they will save the coupons for … Continue reading

Organizing Coupons – Finally, a Binder

I’ve been struggling for a while with organizing my coupons when I go to the store. I’ve always carried a large plastic box, with dividers. It’s about the size of a small tackle box. The problem is, it does not fit very well in the front of a shopping cart, and I am always having trouble with the lid. Then there’s the digging through it, in each category. I seem to be doing better with a notebook with clear binder inserts. Putting the coupons in categories, and being able to see them laid out really helps. It also keeps me … Continue reading

Eight Rules for Buying Groceries without Coupons

There are two types of grocery shoppers, the coupon cutters and the non coupon cutters. I have fallen into both camps at one time or another. While popular media may tell you that you can’t save money on groceries unless you use coupons, this is not true. The famous tightwad herself, Amy Dacyczyn, author of the newsletter (and now books) called “The Tightwad Gazette” was never a big fan of coupons. If you choose not to use coupons, then follow the following eight rules. And of course, they are good to know even if you do use coupons. Shop with … Continue reading

Planning for Savings

I swear, some people think I am psychic. I always know just what coupon inserts will be in the paper, and what coupons will be there. Actually, there is really no trick to it. Smart Source, Red Plum, and Proctor and Gamble publish the annual schedule for inserts on their websites, and you’ll find it repeated on many deals related forums, blogs, and resources. People who have access to inserts before Sunday because they are involved in marketing or selling newspapers usually post their finds on deal forums, or notify their trading partners. So it’s not magic, it’s not psychic, … Continue reading

Blinkies, Tearpads, and In-Store Deals

Sources of coupons are plentiful – you know about the coupons you find in the newspaper inserts, and it’s easy to find printables online. You can snag some really great finds in the stores themselves – it pays to look and to discover which stores consistently have the best displays featuring coupons and refund forms. Stores feature coupons in several types of displays. One is a special display which features a tear pad of coupons or forms. Usually those are targeted to get you to buy on impulse. You might not have planned to get bread that day, but the … Continue reading

Dollar Store Deals and Steals

So what can you buy at the Dollar Store with coupons? Plenty. Family Dollar and Dollar General, two large dollar store chains take coupons. They print coupons in their flyers. They encourage you to use coupons. Now, your mileage may vary on that – you may find individual managers who give you a hard time. So it pays to ask, especially on other chains or local dollar stores. My experience at Family Dollar and Dollar General here in Florida is that they do accept – and promote – coupons. Sometimes your run into the silly “one per purchase” cashier who … Continue reading

Box or Binder – Your Coupon System at the Store

When I go shopping, I always carry my coupon file with me. Since I have so many coupons, it makes the trip quick – and profitable – to have all the coupons sorted, filed, and easy to find, You can use a file box, like I do, or you can use a binder with transparent pocket sheets. Many deal hunters like to use the binder because the coupons are immediately visible, and you are not flipping through a file box. You also do not have to worry about dropping it, and having the coupons spill. Some people file their coupons … Continue reading

Where to Buy Food

If you are tired of the high prices at your local grocery store, try the following places to by food. You may just find your grocery bill shrinking while your stock pile increases. Dollar Store People tend to be a little hesitant about purchasing groceries at a dollar store. I am not exactly sire why this is the case. After all, you can see the expiration dates on the food and check them. I guess it is just the association of cheap stuff and food. Most of the brands will be generics, but there are also quite a few name … Continue reading