Thursday, May 19, 2011

Two days into the TRIPLE COUPON EVENT....

so far...I've gone to Harris Teeter each day, equipped with my TWENTY best coupons! (You can only use 20 per day)

A good tip is to buy the items that are the best deal (ie FREE) at the beginning of the week-long sale.  Towards the end of the week, the stores start running out of the best sale items!)

So far, here are the results:

Items:  42
Coupons used:  40
Spent:  $24.60 (avg $0.57 per item)
Saved with Coupons:  $72.16
Saved with Coupons Plus VIC Specials:  $89.90

Yay!  This is so much fun!

The McCormick's Spices were FREE.  The Worsteshire was FREE. The French's onions were FREE (those will be great for green bean casserole!)  The Brownie mixes were $0.49 each.  The Tobasco was $0.10 ea.  Smart Balance Peanut Butter was $0.75.  Rices, pastas and sauces were roughly $0.50 each, and the toothpaste and toothbrushes were roughly $0.25 each!


Don't forget to check out my Harris Teeter Coupon Match-Ups at Coupon Divas

If you are looking for coupons for specific items, go to Coupon Divas Coupon Database. You can enter the specific brand name ("Philadelphia") or a general description ("sour cream"), and they will give you a list of all of the current coupons and what sales flyer/date you can find them in!  This is a great reason to save all of your Sunday paper sales flyers in a box, then you can go dig them out when you find out about a great coupon you'd like to use from that date! 

Happy Thursday, and Happy Savings!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rumor Has It........................

.......Harris Teeter might be doing TRIPLE COUPONS starting this Wednesday!!!

I just have one thing to say....

Of course, we can't be sure until we see the Wednesday Sale Flyer, but since HT hasn't offered triple coupons so far in 2011, chances seem pretty good! 

You can check out the Harris Teeter Website to view their coupon policy.  Remember, only coupons up to $0.99 are doubled or tripled under normal circumstances.   That means your $0.75 coupons would be worth $2.25!!!!!

Keep checking back for more on this!  Hopefully it means lots of FREE items for us couponers! 

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Great Deal on select Kellogg's Cereals this Saturday!

Happy Friday everybody!

I hope you've all had a GREAT week!  Many of us are gearing up for Spring Break in our area!  I cannot wait!  I'm taking Hailey to DISNEY WORLD!!!!

Just wanted to let you know about a great deal I've discovered at Harris Teeter for Saturday ONLY.

Select Kellogg's Cereals for $0.75/box.

e-VIC Member price on Saturday Only is 4/$5 ($1.25 ea)

Then you stack the coupon from Red Plum 4/10 (last weekend),
for $1.50 off 3 boxes.

That brings your total to $0.75/box when you buy 3 boxes.

Ok, so these aren't exactly health-food cereals.  I don't serve these for breakfast, but I do like to use them as "treats" or "dessert".  The Froot Loops are also great for DONATING to your kid's preschool, as that is the colorful cereal teachers use for many arts and crafts projects!

OH, and the deal also includes one of my all time favorites..................................................
The coupon only applies to the first three cereals, but the DEAL at Harris Teeter also includes Rice Crispies!

Yum!  Let's go make so me Rice Crispy Treats! 

Oh, speaking of which, I saw the cutest idea for Rice Crispy Treats the other day.  You can make them in muffin/cupcake tins, make a little indent in the tops, and top with 3 jelly beans to make it look like a bird's nest!  Too cute!

This also looks like fun!!!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Reflections on Extreme Couponing...hmmmmm

So...did anybody else watch that crazy Extreme Couponing show last night?  Whoa! If you're anything like me, you probably have mixed emotions about the show. You might either be really "motivated", or really "disgusted".  I have to say, I'm not all that impressed by someone who can get 150 candy bars or 100 bottles of mustard for free.....WHO NEEDS THAT???!!!

Seriously? ... Where do you sleep???

Let's just hope these ladies have a good relationship with the local food bank or church and are able to donate whatever they don't need!

So, just to clarify, I am NOT an "extreme couponer", nor am I suggesting that you try to become one! 

I certainly don't have the desire or the time to commit to making such enormous hauls (not to mention, my hubby would probably have me committed if I stockpiled cans of soup in the master bedroom). 

HOWEVER, I have seen first hand that if you are really interested in saving money on groceries and toiletries, and you can commit a couple of hours a week to clipping and planning, then you CAN save some big money!$!$!$!

I look at it as a fun hobby that's very gratifying and SAVES money!  

And it's a much safer hobby than this:

I started couponing in earnest on January 1st of this year.  I have saved somewhere in the neighborhood of $400/month, and cut my grocery bill by more than half!  I do NOT have huge stockpiles of anything.  I buy what our family needs.  IF I have extra, I donate it or use it for my kids' school events etc...  YAY!

Happy Thursday and Happy Savings!!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Back by Popular Demand...see the Results! 58 Items for $60!!!

Here are the results of a shopping trip using Super Double Coupons!

Spent $60!  (Saved $78)!!!

58 items for $60.00!  Yay!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Today is the LAST DAY of Harris Teeter's SUPER DOUBLES!

Use up all of your $1 coupons today to double your savings!!!

And check back tomorrow for the new Harris Teeter Match-Ups for the upcoming week!

Have a great Tuesday!!!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Harris Teeter is doing SUPER DOUBLE COUPONS this week!!!

I hope you've held on to all of those coupons worth $1 or more recently!  Because, this week Harris Teeter will DOUBLE COUPONS UP TO $1.98!!!  

March 23-29th

To find out how to maximize your coupons by combining them with the best Store Discounts, check out my Harris Teeter Coupon Match-Up's, published today and every Wednesday at Coupon Divas!