Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Yahoo Groups

I have started a Yahoo Group for couponers in the Joplin area to be able to swap coupons, discuss good deals they've found and let people know about freebies they've found. Come check it out! When asking to join, just tell me in the comment box where you live, and how you got into couponing.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Awesome Shopping Trip!

Starting Price before coupons $78, after coupons $27. Included in that $27 was a box of ramen (full price) and a bag of cat litter (full price).

Febreze Noticeables $4 off coupons for both
making them $1 each

AirWick FreshMatic Ultra I Motion -
Original $6; one had a $6 off coupon, the other $4

Glade Sense and Spray -
Original $5 - $4 off each of the starters,
$3.42 for the refills, $1 off two

Glade Scented Oil Candle Holder $2.98
$2 off coupon

Free Friskies Natural Sensations Treats
$1.86 Price - Has Princess' 2 paws up!

Princess also got a new toy, a Hannah Montana dangling toy on clearance $3.50 from $7

I think Princess likes this scent the best!

Glade Lasting Impressions - $5
One Free, the other two, $4 off!!!
I figure that after buying all of these different air freshners, I can buy whichever refill I have a coupon for, and the others can be in the cleaning closet for when I can buy their refills cheaper!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

More Freebies for today!

Ok. so this one isn't for today. You have to go on Fridays to this website and Mars will give you free chocolate (from what I understand, haven't done it yet.)

Free Cooking with Stock Cookbook

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

All You Grocery Challenge

I recently recieved an email about this and think it would be interesting to try. I already have a fairly good stockpile going. I've been wanting to work on menu planning and better budgeting within my stockpiling.

All You Grocery Challenge Sign-Up
We're thrilled that you're joining the ALL YOU Grocery Challenge! Show off your shopping smarts by spending no more than $25 per family member per week on groceries over a four-week period beginning July 13. That's $100 a week for a family of four. You could win a $1,000 grocery card plus a year's supply of Knorr side dishes and the chance to appear in ALL YOU magazine.
Follow these guidelines:
During the contest, groceries that you purchase count toward your weekly total. However, feel free to grow, barter or use stockpiled food to supplement your meals. Creativity and ingenuity count!
If you eat at a restaurant or buy takeout, the cost must go toward the week's total.
Household supplies and toiletries do not count toward each weeks total.
Keep track of your money using the optional Spending Log.
Save receipts--you will be required to submit them if you are a finalist.
Post your strategies on our Grocery Challenge blog, and be sure to tell us your money-saving tips
Click here to sign up
Official Rules
The contest starts July 13 (we'll send you a reminder email), so start planning your strategies now. Good luck!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Free Stuff Friday!

Ok, so it's just a coincidence that I happened to be here on a Friday posting free stuff, but it sounds good!

Here's some free stuff that I've come across today! - If you sign up for their emails, they'll send you a coupon for a free travel size signature product with any purchase! Free Sample of Kotex Pads. Free Sample of Prilosec OTC. - Free Sample of Aveeno Hair Care Products. - Coupon for $1 off GE Energy Efficient Light Bulbs.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Shopping Trip 5-2-09

Sorry there's no pictures today. I'm at a different computer, and can't figure out how to upload my pictures. :( They'll be up as soon as I can. I will categorize what I bought into a list, first what it was, the price i paid, the original price and where I got it. The price paid includes coupons, sale prices, and everything.

Item Price Paid Original Price Store
Pace Picante Sauce (2) 1.72 1.92 Walmart :(
Eggs (2) .78 1.00 Walmart :(
Always Infinity (2) Free! 5.39 Dillons
Ortega Grande Dinner 3.20 5.35 Dillons
Dawn Pure Dish Soap (2) 1.24 3.25 Dillons
Ortega Taco Sauce 1.06 2.15 Dillons
Colgate Toothpaste .50 2.15 Dillons
Tostitos Multigrain Chips .98 3.85 Dillons
Kroger Value Bread .78 .88 Dillons
Sara Lee Wheat Bread .68 3.25 Dillons
Whoppers .50 ? Clearance Dillons
Green Beans (1/2 pound) .52 .72 Dillons
2% Gallon Milk 2.57 Price Cutter
Kool-Aid Packets 2.00 4.8o Price Cutter
Reynolds Wrap 20 ft. (3) .89 1.69 Walgreens
Domino Sugar (2) 2.19 3.49 Walgreens
String Cheese 1.99 ? Clearance Walgreens
Excedrin Back & Body (2) 2.59 7.99 Walgreens
Campbell's Tomato Soup (3) .59 1.39 Walgreens
Campbell's Chicken Noodle (3) .59 1.39 Walgreens
Excedrin Extra Strength Gelcaps Free 5.49 Walgreens
Duracell 8pk AA Batteries 4.99 Walgreens
Glade 3-Wick Soy Candles (2) 6.49 9.99 Walgreens
Bayer Asprin Quick Release Crystals 1.49 Walgreens
Bertolli EVOO 17 oz. (2) 4.29 8.99 Walgreens
Hallmark Cards (3) 2.90 3.32 Walgreens
12 Roll Quilted Northern TP 4.99 Walgreens

My Couponing Adventures Have just Begun!

I decided that my couponing was getting in the way of why I started my other blog "A journey to Homesteading" and that is why I've started this one. So that I can post my savings and my findings and not get in the way of what that one was meant to be. So I hope that I can help you learn more, as I learn more!