Binder Who uses it and do you like it ? Thinking of switiching from the file system to a binder again and see if I like it better.. hmmm not sure yet. I remember it being alot of work.. What is your system and do you like it.....
I did my transaction in 1 transaction today. this was a very confusing tranasction for me bc the finish was %50 off and I had to make sure i had 15.00 in products and the revlon was %40 off and I had to make sure I had $10 off before coupons....
buy 15 get 5
Air wick Air freshner 4.99
finish power ball 3.24
2 finish powder 2.49
- 2. 50 coupon
finish liquid 2.39
-1.00 riteaid coupon
revelon top speed nail enaml 3.59
revlon toe nail 1.91
revelon eye lash curler 2.19
revlon lip 4.49
revelon emery board. 75
gum i bought 4 just bc lol so I paid an extra 1.29
So went over by 35 for my weekly goal of 100... That is all my groceries and household supplies though and you can read through my posts and see what I saved this week... stay tuned for next week and lets see if I can go down.
I always use southernsavers to do my print out list just bc her format is so easy to check off and print a list... but I love the fact that iheart has the ads 2wks in advance so I can look and see if I need to save a coupon for a better deal.
*This was a last minute trip I planned last nite after I realized I was out of grocery bags so I looked around to see where the best deal was. The best I could find was at riteaid.. Not a spectualor deal but hey have to have trash bags.
*If you live in Newnan today is the day to go. The truck came this am they were stocking shelves while I was there.
*Note: you can stack store and manf coupons
http://riteaid.adperk.com/ <- if you go to the link register you can watch videos and print out riteaid store coupons it changes monthly
buy 10.00 get 3 ups back
1 glad trash bags 38 count 6.99
1 tilex shower cleaner
1 tilex cleaner
8.99+tax -3.00 ups =5.99 (break up how you want not to bad for something I will need and use)
Purex Crystal Beads
-2.00 manf coupon
-1.00 store coupon
so free after ups
I paid 11.03 total got back 4 ups
so 7.03 for all of the bad not to bad for an unplanned shopping trip
Kroger was my big shopping trip out of the week.. I will only shop kroger if they are having a mega deal normally ( buy 10 items save 5.00 instantly normally) the bad thing about the mega deal is you have to make sure you have 10,20, 30 so on if you have 19 you will not get that extra 5.00 off.
It was a big shopping trip I will touch on the things I think were a real good deal . Total spent 50.28 total saved 54.89
hellva dip 2 equal free with deal and coupons, Chicken packages ranged from 2.18-2.80 and had a 1.50 off coupon if you bought cream cheese ( so I paid like .70-1.25 each for them )
2 packes of pasta = free .49 after deal each I had a 1.00 off coupon
*Note my pantrys are not always organized and I do not have a nice walk in pantry anymore and I think its the only thing I miss about my old house. I didnt start this so you could come shop at my house. Just pointing out why I only have to shop sells. This is not all just to give you idea of what I have . 1. beginners will not get as good of deals as I get bc you are still going to have to buy non sale items . internet coupons are wonderful to a begineer ) 2. bc your pantry is probably bare and you probably were like me in the beginning and only went to the grocery store when you were out of everything. Another thing also Im a stay at home so I will more than likely be able to get more deals than a working mom ( I have played both roles ) I know when you are a working mom You just want to go to 1 store and be done for the week Ive done that role. I pick 2 days to shop on a normally week. ( MWF all my kids are in school till 12) so guess when I do my shopping. Monday - drug store day Wed- grocery store day . This week was a little different with the drug stores bc they had good sells I hit cvs and walgreens on sunday. riteaid and cvs on monday and rite aid again on wed. Publix and kroger on wed... Happy Shopping and Deal Hunting
I told you I would be going back to CVS this week:)
*Heads up no way I would have paid 5.49 and 4.49 for boxes of bandaids and neosporin but I wanted the 5.00 ecbs for paying 10 they had cheaper boxes but I needed to spend 10 and I only had 1 coupon.
It was a very small trip
2 Aussie 3 min conditioner 2/5.97
+ 2 ecs
so like getting them for 1.00 each
=9.98 I was .02 off 10 but most of the time they will let u do it and ecb will print
8.48 - 5ecbs so like 3.48 ( not to bad after u look at it like that 1.74 each )
I also bought a 20 oz coke my exuse was I had a 25% off coupon that was for non sale items (but I think it took off for my sale items bc I took offf -1.82 and my coke was 1.79 ( I know hight but it is cvs and it did become free :)
I did use 3 ecb too
total was 10.47 ( im not breaking it down anymore I already confused my self hahah )
and I got back in total 7 ecbs
so if u want to break it down that way 3.47
and I saved 11.33 not including my ecbs i have for next week
so next week I have my 9.99 ecbs I got from the pads yesterday plus the 7 ecbs I got from today
for a small trip I made this complicated but it was just bc I added the coke :) but it was free :)
This week Target had a fun week for me bc I am a candle lover and will buy candles even without coupons. Ok let me tell u first I asked my sweet target supervisor if I could do this some of you may not be as lucky This week at Target sale is buy 5 glade products on sale for 2.50 get a 5.00 gift card. This offer is suppose to be 1 per custumer per visit. I asked her if I could do 2 seperate transactions and she let me. :) I will be doing this deal 1 more time this week also like I said I like my candles and this deal is basically buy 3 get 2 free :)
coupons can be found www.rightathome.com
1 glade candle holder
4 candle refills
=9.03 + 5.00 giftcard
so 4.03 for 5 glade products
1 glade candle holder
2 glade candles
2 air sprays
- 5.00 gift card from trans #1
I paid 4.03 and got back a 5.00 gift card
so techincally I paid 10 for 10 glade products which equals 1.00 a product :)
or bought 6 and got 4 for free however makes u feel better at looking at it
so trans #3 will look like this
buy 5 for 12.50
-2.00 on 2 products
-2.00 on 2 products
-1.00 on 1 aersoal
-5.00 gift card 2.50 = tax
and I should get another 5.00 gift card
so I made 2.50 by doing this again ( and I should be stocked up on candles and spray for a couple of months or at least till another sale goes on unless I go overboard)
First off today I did a big no no and used all my register bucks(ups) to pay lower cost out of pocket so Next week I will have to start from square one.. I always tell others to try and save some bucks for next week but I didnt do this and you will see in my final out of pocket. So do it however you want but remember if u use all your bucks one week you will not have them the following week as will be my case next week.
-1.00 coupon printablex2 =free
Therma Care 6.99
-3.00 printable coupon from their site
-1.00 store coupon in ad
=2.99 +3 ups = +.01
=2.99 +3 ups =+.01
used 5 ups from last week
Total 2.89 and got back 6 ups
So I paid 2.89 and saved with sales and cupons 16.00
First off if you live in Newnan I would recoomend waiting till the truck comes in on Wednesday or just making your list for rainchecks.. I remember why I dislike the Walgreen's in Newnan everytime I go in there Im going to my gmas today in Mcdonough so I may che2ck out the Mcdonough Walgreens tonite if I have time
So I got 2 rightguard body washes ( i wanted 6 but I got the last 2 on the shelf and they didnt have any in the back
3.99 on sale b1g1
-3.99 b1g1 coupon= free
2 right guard deodrants 4.49 ( would not have gotten these if they had body washes) b1g1
-3.99 b1g1 coupon (but staes on there not to go over 3.99) didnt realize that till after I paid
total after sales coupons and tax
sitll a good deal but not as good of deal as I wanted and of course the other items I went in there for they were out of :)
Trans #2 no pics too tired 2 right guard body wash 3.99
used b1g1 coupon = free
clairsol face ance treatment 2.99
-2.00 coupon .99 + get back 2.00 off coupon
dial hand soap .99
Note : Mcdonough Walgreens is very more custumer friendly nice staff sales were labeled so no questions asked after talking to the manager there I came home and emailed cooperate about the store in Newnan .
Click links for tips on the particular store you are looking to learn from all links are from www.southernsavers.com unless otherwise noted and this one of the best coupon blogs that I have found and u can even printout your own shopping list from her site, Just make sure you check your own Sunday add to make sure they match so u know what u are going to spend most sells are nationally but sometimes u ran into a region only sale :)
Everyone always askes me how I organize my coupons. This is going be a picture turtioal of how I organize my coupons.. This is only one of the many ways to organize coupons I know alot of people that love the binder method.. but with 4 kids the binder method doesnt work for me.
1.This is a small coupon organizer. This stays in my purse at all times. This is where I put the coupons that are fixing to expire soon so I can look for deals at the stores and for items I buy on a regular basis that I need whether they are on sale or not.
2.This is accordion type file folder this what I used when I started couponing until I outgrow it. Now I use it when Im prepareing for the weeks I can place each stores sales ad and printable shopping list in each divder and Im ready to go to the store. If I am doing multiple stores in one day this is what I take with me along with my mini coupon organizer. If im just going to 1 store I will just slip out my coupons and place them in the mini.
3. Now on to the file system. Its kinda of hard to tell in this picture so I will go step by step. Here you have the file box, with hanging folders (dated for date of inserts) and file folders seperated by RP,SS, PG inside the hanging folders.
4. The files.
6. The first hanging file in my file system. I a folder with file folders labeled with store coupons, printable coupons, expired coupons ( to send to miltary) and resturant coupons.