Target is offering up a faboo FREEBIE this week, friends! You can score FREE Reese's peanutbutter cups! AND you can score Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereal for just 25 cents!
Purchase two Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereals at $2.50 each.
Use one FREE Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereal when you buy one Kellogg's cereal Target coupon and two $1/1 Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereal coupons from the 01.23 Red Plum insert.
You pay just 25 cents each!
Purchase two Reese's peanutbutter cups at 69 cents each.
Use one BOGO Reese's peanutbutter cup Target coupon
and one BOGO Reese's peanutbutter cup coupon from the 12.12.10 Smart Source insert.
Both are FREE!
Easy peasy, right?! Peace, B.
Thanks, The Krazy Coupon Lady!
Seriously? Another FREE rental code! This is ridiculous! and so, so awesome! Use promo code BBXFM2 for a FREE rental from Blockbuster Express. This code expires at midnight TONIGHT! Check this post for a few other active codes! To locate a kiosk, go here. Peace, B.
It's that time again, friends! K-Mart is doubling manufacturer coupons up to $2, 01.30.11 through 02.05.11! A maximum of five coupons are doubled per day per customer. You must purchase $25 or more of grocery and health & beauty items. Available for Shop Your Way members only (free to join). Limit of four like items To find out of your store is participating in this Super Double event, go here and type in your zip code. Be very, very, very careful when you are at checkout and make sure your coupons are doubling the way you think they should! Be kind, be patient, and be diligent! Peace, B.
photo credit: queen bee
These cute little books are designed to give as Valentines, but I'll be using them f0r frugal treats and meals on errand days! You spend just one dollar and get the following 12 menu items FREE:
3 Free Apple Dippers
3 Free Apple Juices or Milk Jugs
3 Free Small Cones
3 Free Hamburgers
Now, this is what I call a FABOO DEALIO!
Coupons are valid from 02.14 through 05.15 at participating US McDonalds locations. They aren’t valid until 02.14, but you can purchase them now. One free item per certificate. Redeemable by children 12 and under.
Thanks, Queen Bee Coupons!
Angel Food Ministries has the February menu up! You can get enough food to feed a family of four for a week only $31! Other box specials available including gluten free, fruits & veggies, and t-bones! You can order online at some sites. Check here to find a local host site.
Woohoo! You can score a FREE large pizza (up to three toppings) if the Super Bowl goes into over time this Sunday! That's right, friends. Papa John's will give everyone with a Papa John's Rewards account 25 FREE points if the Super Bowl goes into over time. That's enough to get a FREE large pizza! You must sign up for
an account by 02.05.11 by midnight to be eligible.
Easy peasy, friends! Peace, B.
There's a new $1/1 Athenos feta, hummus, baked pita chips, or Greek yogurt coupon at www.coupons.com. Narrow the search by clicking on FOODS in the lefthand column. It was on page three when I searched. Peace, B.
Beginning 02.01.11, rent two movies at one time and get a FREE one night rental code via email! Easy peasy! Go here to find a redbox location near you. Peace, B.
The most frequently asked question from new readers is how do I organize my coupons? So here you go, friends!
I've been a user of coupons for years, but it wasn't until we moved to Covington, Georgia in 2008 and went back to living on one salary that I ramped it up and went into extreme couponing mode. (Y'all know I don't mean TLC Extreme Couponing mode. I have views about that show.)Once you start dealing with scads of coupons, you have to find a method of organizing them that works for you. My number one loathsome chore of couponing is the cutting and sorting. I had to eliminate that from the process or I would have abandoned this endeavor. I suffered through almost two years of organizing my coupons using the clip and sort method. My coupon organizer from 2008 through most of 2009 was a binder with plastic pages (the kind you use for trading cards). It looked like this:
The sections were laid out by what I encountered first in my favorite stores (so produce, then bread, etc.). I kept coupons tucked in the little sleeves and tried to group like with like within each section, but the more coupons I added, the more difficult it became. Keeping this organized and stocked was a chore for me. The only reason I kept doing it was because I couldn't figure out how to do it better and saving money was an absolute necessity at that point in our lives.
Then, I switched to the box method. I used envelopes in a small plastic storage box. I still had to clip the coupons, but the box eliminated sliding coupons in and out of the plastic sleeves which was a huge plus for me.
photo credit: frugally thrifty
Word got out that I was a couponer and I started getting coupon inserts from friends and neighbors. This was a HUGE help to me (and still is) as I grew my stockpile and saw my grocery and sundries budget shrink by 50%. Suddenly, the amount of coupons I had to cut was exceeding the time I was willing and able to give to this endeavor. I paid my Littles to help, but even they started to hate it. Couponing had become a chore and, even though the website and facebook page were taking off , I found myself floundering with my commitment to coupon and save money for my family.
I had an epiphany on 10.01.11. I realized I didn't have to be a slave to cutting coupons at all! I could use the insert method! WOOHOO! I could use the insert method of coupon organization and never cut another coupon before its time! This means, I keep the inserts intact and simply file them by date in this handy-dandy organizer.
I've been using this organizer since the beginning of October, 2010. Just four months, but I have to tell you, friends, I LOVE IT! Of all the ways I've kept coupons- binder, box, envelopes, small clutch in my purse, large satchel, etc.- this has been the best method for me. Here's why:
1. No unnecessary cutting! (YAY!)
2. I can fit up to 8 months worth of coupon inserts plus printables and my store envelopes (the envelopes I use as I pull coupons for each shopping trip).
3. Everything is right where I need it, when I need it.
4. I can print a coupon list of what's in my inserts for the rare occassions when I am out and can simply browse and see what's what or when I have a need-it-now moment. I print my list the week after the inserts come out at Southern Savers. (Jenny has someone in my area who lists the insert deviations in the AJC.)
5. Of all the methods I've tried, this one suits the way I shop best. I plan before I go, pulling my coupons well before i step foot in the store. Most often now, I don't bring in my organizer, I leave it in the car and simply take in the manilla envelope I have dedicated to that particular store.
6. This organizer is tough. It's taken quite a beating over the last four months and it's doing well. The inside pockets aren't as sturdy as I'd like and the outside has been mangled in the locking mechanism of my trunk, but overall it's holding up well. I think I can improve upon the design of this portable filing system. (And wouldn't that make a faboo make and take get together?!)
Does this method have any drawbacks? Well, the organizer is heavy, that's for sure. My other methods were not as bulky it seemed, but I was forever dropping them, spilling alllllllll of my coupons and having to resort them. That just doesn't happen now. As rarely as I shopped spur of the moment before, I do it even less now with the new system. I like to plan so I can get in and out and I like to know how much I can expect to spend on my quickie trips. This organizer helps me do that.
If I can impart any nugget of wisdom on this website, it is to do what works for you. I mean that about every single thing I post. Work these deals, tips, and hints however they best suit you and your family. Same thing goes for coupon organization! Life is not one size fits all, so my way of doing things might not suit you and that's okay! If you want my help as you begin couponing or as you learn more about couponing, just email me at email@example.com or post a question on the facebook wall. Once you find what works for you, you'll see that FRUGAL IS FABULOUS!