Archive | September, 2012

Is couponing worth it?

25 Sep

Hi Everyone!

I often get asked if it’s really worth my time to coupon and does couponing really make a difference. People often tend to focus on the work that goes into it (cutting coupons, organizing them, throwing away expired coupons and matching up deals).

I keep track of my spending and savings in an excel sheet.  I just entered the last few shopping trips I made these past few days. One of the things my excel sheet keeps track of is my yearly savings to date and I decided to take a look at how I’ve been doing. And you know what…as of today, September 25, 2012–I have saved $2, 297.32 with the help of coupons and sales–without coupons and sales my cost out of pocket would be$4,824.89 (46% savings).

My husband and I blessed to be bringing in some type of income but lately we’ve been living paycheck to paycheck…so to me, saving $2,297 is a BIG deal!

The money saved went to other important areas…like bills that need to be paid, birthday and Christmas gifts.

So to answer your question –YES, COUPONING IS DEFINITELY WORTH IT!

Want to learn how to coupon? I can help you! Let’s set up a coupon class!

Want me to coupon for you? I can do that! (check out “my services” link above)

I had a friend joke and tell me that I should be her personal shopper (and use coupons) and you know what…I’m starting to seriously consider it.

Thank you to the Coupon Project for creating thE awesome savings tracker spreadsheet!
Until then, grab your scissors and start clippin’! 🙂

Happy Couponing!

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Free Apparel Tuesday

25 Sep

Hi Everyone,

 

Today is Free Apparel Tuesday at your local Sears Outlet store.

Be sure to “Like” Sears Outlet store on Facebook so you can snag today’s coupon.

The closest one in the Detroit Metro Area is the one in Livonia, but you can find your outlet by visiting their website: www.searsoutlet.com

I went last week and there are winter jackets that you can snag for FREE.

Remember, you must be a SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS MEMBER to take advantage of this deal. Not a member? No problem, it’s free and easy to sign up. You can sign up online on their website or you can sign up at the store.

Also remember, the coupon limits you to ONE item per household.

 

Happy Couponing!

Coupon Swap

25 Sep

Hello Everyone,

I’m thinking another coupon swap is in order!

Sunday seems like a great day (to me) because that’s the day the new Sunday paper comes out.

Bring your coupons and whatever filing method you use this Sunday at Panera in Dearborn Heights (Ford Rd) @ 6pm!

Hope to see you there!

9/21 CVS haul

21 Sep

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Hi everyone, I was able to snag these deals at CVS this week. It included 2 FREE nail polishes, $1 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures, $1.94 Tide Pods. Total retail $52.15 Out of pocket (oop): $15.36 And I got $7 in Extra Bucks back!! 🙂

See What Unfolds

21 Sep

Hi Everyone,

Today I am going to switch things up a little bit.

As you know, I LOOVE to coupon. If there’s a way where I can save money in my family’s budget, then by all means I am going to take it! Besides, saving money is exciting and fun.

I mean come on, think about the last time you went shopping at your favorite store and found an AMAZING deal on an outfit that you just.couldn’t.pass.up. You walk out of the store feeling like you just won the lottery and you are already on the phone texting your friends and family members about the awesome deal you just scored! That’s what it’s like for me when I shop with coupons. It’s THAT exciting.

I am not going to lie, couponing does require a little work. You need to buy your papers, sort out the coupons, cut and organize them. The task can sometimes feel taunting from time to time but I make it a fun experience by either cutting coupons with friends and family or when I’m on my lunch break, I’ll pop in a stick of and turn on my favorite tunes and have myself a little coupon-cutting-party in my office! 😉

For me, there’s nothing like the sweet taste of  Layers Peach + Mango  and my favorite tunes to keep me motivated to get the job done! I can’t snag the sales if I don’t take the time to coupon. If Layers Peach and Mango isn’t your flavor, there is also Layers Wild Strawberry and Layers Juicy Berry + Tangy Tangerine.

Be sure to visit Trident on their facebook page for a coupon!!

Trident is the spark that ignites a journey connecting you to the positivity you’ve always had inside. Turn something ordinary into something EXTRAORDINARY and FUN! So go on and get your party started with Trident!

See What Unfolds!

Ofrecido/presentado por Trident, el chicle de increíble sabor. Trident. Ábrelo, a ver qué pasa.

This fun video is brought to you by the great-tasting Trident Gum. Trident: See What Unfolds.

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and TRIDENT.

However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Free Sample

17 Sep

Target’s Sample Spot is giving away a FREE SAMPLE of Dove Clear Tone deodorant.

 

http://samples.target.com/#?lnk=sr_rd_free_samples

 

Grab it before it’s gone!

10/$10 this week at Kroger!

17 Sep

Hello Couponers,

Kroger is doing their 10 for $10 promotion this week (Monday, September 17- Sunday, September 23). Take advantage of these deals and stock up! I will be making my list and posting it later this week to give you an idea of the deals you can snag this week.

 

HAPPY COUPONING!

Don’t forget

16 Sep

Hi everyone,

Don’t forget today’s first coupon swap.

7pm
Panera-Dearborn Hts, on Ford Rd

Hope to see you!

Coupon Swap/Get together

13 Sep

Hi everyone,

As I mentioned on Facebook, I want to start a coupon swap/ get together.

So I am proposing the first get swap for this Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Panera Bread in Dearborn Heights on Ford Rd, 7pm.

At the swap we can cut and organize our coupons, swap coupons that you don’t need for the with ones you need.

It is not a coupon class but I can answer your coupon questions and help you with your shopping lists.

All are welcome. Stay as long as you want. I plan on staying for an hour or two to organize my binder.

I hope you will be able to join me!

Happy Couponing!

Exciting News!

6 Sep

Hello All,

I am happy to announce that I will be teaching coupon classes at Henry Ford Community College–Center for Lifelong Learning starting this Winter 2013!

Stay tuned for more information as the Winter semester gets closer.

Don’t forget, I do offer coupon classes. If your interested, contact me!!

Happy Couponing

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