Back Into Couponing!

While I was super sick in the fall and early winter, I decided not to coupon.  I just didn’t have time or energy.  That’s what is nice about having a stockpile of necessities – we only had to buy one or two necessities during those months without coupons!

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7 Tips to Save Your Family More Than $4,000/Year

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We all like to save money.  What started out as a necessity in our household has become somewhat of a game for me.  How much money can I save during this shopping trip?  How can we save an extra $20 this month?  Can we get by on $25 worth of groceries this week (without going hungry)?  It’s my own personal challenge. ;)

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Another Day, Another Dollar

It’s the beginning of a new week, which means that I have my coupons clipped, scouted the best deals, and sorted lists and coupons by store!

Ready, Set, Save!

I’m so glad that I’m able to contribute to our finances with couponing.  Standing at the checkout and watching my total come down with the scanning of each coupon is an awesome high.  It’s like a game to see what I can get for $1 or less each week. :)

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Score FREE Desitin Diaper Cream at Target!

I am *so* excited to share this deal with you!  Right now, there is an unadvertised deal at Target on Desitin Diaper Cream…and an unadvertised sale.

The unadvertised deal is that you will get a $5 Target gift card when you purchase three Desitin Diaper Cream products, through 2/4.  The unadvertised sale is that the purple box of Desitin that says “20% more” is ringing up as $2.48.  You can score three boxes for free when you print three of these coupons and combine them with the sales: $1.00/1 – Desitin Diaper Rash product, Any (excludes 1 oz.) – (smartsource.com) .  You may need to use two computers in order to print three of these, but I was able to do it with one computer.

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Couponing 201: Strategy and Cost Standards

Here is lesson two in my couponing series!  You can find the first one, Couponing 101, here.  Today we’ll go more in-depth about couponing strategy.

I’ve found that it’s best to purchase two newspapers each week.  Be sure to check to see if the coupon inserts are inside before buying your papers!  There are people that steal coupon inserts or sometimes a paper gets missed in the stuffing process, but you don’t want to get home and discover that they’re missing.

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Couponing 101

By popular demand, I bring to you some basic couponing tips!  A coworker of Hubster’s taught me how to coupon nearly five months ago and it has become a hobby of mine.  The following are tips that she taught me as well as things that I have learned since I started couponing.  Happy savings!

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Free and Super-Cheap Items – Week of 7/24

Here are some of the awesome deals I found around town this week.  For more information on how to coupon at Walgreens (it’s the trickiest drugstore to shop in, but has fantastic savings!) or CVS, The Krazy Coupon Lady site has the best information!

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This Week’s Deals Around Town

I’ve recently gotten into couponing and here are the deals that I found around town this week:

Target
Buy 10 SmartWater (20 oz)  or VitaminWater for $10, get a 6-pk of 20 oz SmartWater free
There are B2G1 coupons on Target.com for VitaminWater.  I chose to get SmartWater, so ended up getting 16 bottles for about 62.5 cents each.  The savings will be greater if you use 2 of those coupons and get VitaminWater.

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I Love Coupons

I think couponing is a way of embracing my new role as a stay-at-home mom.  While I do work from home, I also recognize the need to save money and keep a tight budget since we don’t have two full-time incomes.  Diapers are expensive, aren’t they?!  ;)

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Baby Expo

While running errands yesterday, Hubster and I randomly saw a sign for a Baby Expo that was being held today – couldn’t believe we hadn’t heard about it!  We braved the snow today and trekked to the expo.  I’m so glad we did!  We got a bunch of awesome information from community resources.  And the coolest part?  FREE SAMPLES.  Of awesome stuff!  Enfamil and even a onesie!

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Bargain Shopping

While I’ve always enjoyed saving money and finding deals, I have developed a new love for it since we’ve started living solely off of the hubster’s graduate assistant salary.  I was thrilled when we received a 30% off coupon for Kohl’s in the mail this week!  There are a few big items, including a breast pump, that were still on our baby registry that I wanted to fulfill.  After shopping around and finding comparable items to the ones that I wanted at Babies R Us, I just placed a Kohl’s order and saved $100 in the process – AND got $40 in Kohl’s cash!

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