Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'll be teaching another coupon class- in Nampa

Get ready for another FREE coupon class! (in Nampa)
Mark your calendar for our upcoming coupon class! Like always, it will be FREE! There will be a donation box at the door if you have any item you wish to share, but no obligation, just come ready to learn more about coupons!

Where: 2212 E Amity, Nampa Idaho 83686
( Inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints building)
Nearest intersection: Powerline/Amity

When: August 18th @ 7:00 PM

All are welcome! We hope to see you there!

We will cover all the basic information so you leave confident to try couponing on your own!
You will learn:
* How to gather coupons
* How to organize your coupons
* How to match coupons with weekly sales
* How to save thousands of dollars a year
* Website & blog information to help you stay organized
* How to get things for FREE using coupons
* Coupon lingo, tips and store policies
* All about double coupons, internet coupons & rebates
* How to reduce your grocery bill by at least 50%
* How to build your food storage using coupons/stockpiling
...and more

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

.30 gas rewards!

I saved $ 4.80 today on gas using my reward points!

FREE food after rebate!!!

Yes, I am very aware of all the junk food I've been buying lately, but really, I've needed it! We haven't had any of it in the house so it was time for a few good deals to come my way! Chips, candy bars, Pop tarts, sugar cereal and now cookies! The Lord really loves me because he's sent all these deals to me (as I hang my head in disbelief at every OB weight check)

Today at Albertson's, the Kraft rebate deal started. I was so stalked up on everything, and really all I needed was some cookies. There are a few coupons out there, but not for anything I bought. To get the free food, you have to spend $ 25.00 on participating items. After you pay for your items, a $ 5.00 catalina (or coupon) will print at the check stand + a rebate form. Send your reciept & rebate form to the address & you will receive a $ 20.00 check 6-8 weeks later! I LOVE FREE food! Thanks Kraft for making heavenly cookies that I will be eating at midnight!

Total Spent= $ 11.50 (also used my $ 15.00 in catalina's from last week)
(Recieved a $ 5.00 catalina + will receive a $ 20.00 rebate check!)
Total savings= $ 21.80

Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 7th deals...

So, this one is going to be a little crazy because of all the transactions/return...

I orginally went to Albertson's to get the free water coupon when you buy 4 chex & 4 Fiber one bars, plus I picked up 2 Ragu & 2 All detergent's to get me to my $ 30.00 total. My transaction went fine, except it didn't print my 2 water catalina's (my whole reason for doing the transaction to begin with!) After waiting 25 minutes with another lady whose catalina didn't print either, the manager found out that the sale had ended days ago... UGG

Total Spent= $ 8.44 (was expecting $ 9.00 in water coupons, darn!)
Total savings= $ 44.74 - $ 9.54 in return value = $35.20

But, I wanted my water! So I had to pay 2.77 each + my 2 boxes of butter for $ 1.47 each.

Total Spent= $ 3.99 (used $ 5.00 catalina)
Total Savings= $ 14.96

So... when I went to the other Albertson's, to return a movie, I returned 6 out of the 8 boxes of Chex & Fiber one bars (we tried a box and were not thrilled with them anyway),knowing I was going to do another transaction, and Albertson's was going to get their money right back, I didn't feel bad about returning those items (some people will buy items using coupons/get things for free & then return the items and get the full price back in return and profit off the store. Personally, I think it is dishonest, even though the store gets reinbursed for the coupon value, I believe the intent is wrong, therefore, I HARDLY ever return items,and when I do, like in this case, I turned around with the gift card they gave me ($ 15.90 )and used it on other products, so it was really like an exchange. I didn't walk out with cash in hand profiting off the store. (Those are just my feelings. I truly believe what goes around, comes around)

So... I bought:
6- All detergents
5- cereal
1- Milky Way= (FREE with coupon from mail)

Total Spent= .0 (used gift card) + recieved $ 15.00 in catalina's from promo
Total savings= $ 48.38

***I do make my own detergent, but these were so cheap, plus it's nice to have a few on hand!)