Friday, May 20, 2011

One thing I have learned while couponing is how important it is to know store coupon policies.  I have had to educate clerks every week this past month.  Had I not had the policy and been knowledgeable about it, I would have paid a lot of money!  Just Wednesday I saved $90 because I knew the store's policy, and was able to nicely educate the staff.  I walked out with 18 bottles of body was for FREE!  So it pays to do your homework!

Stores are getting frustrated with all the recent couponing, and it comes across in their treatment of customers and snide comments when I walk in with my pretty purple binder.  I just smile and say I am a stay at home mom and I coupon to provide for my family!  It is so much fun!  I ran into a store Manger this week that didn't want to sell me any body wash because I was purchasing their supply.  Well isn't that why they order products?  To sell them?  I had a long chat with her, and she ended up apologizing and allowing me to do my purchase.  Thank goodness since it was the 7th store I had been to that day looking for my free body wash! So another lesson learned: Be as sweet as pie because you catch more flies with honey than vinegar! 

My stock pile is growing!  I have re-organized the garage and now have shelves waiting to be filled!  I am looking forward to Sunday and clipping!  I am also contemplating dumpster diving next week for even more coupons!

I hear my adorable boys up from their nap!  Time to go play in the sun! 


What an amazing day outside!  While the boys nap, I am working on couponing.  I am anxious for Sunday and my 10 papers!  Today while researching, I came across some interesting information - The insert schedule for the Sunday paper this year! 

1 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble
8— Smartsource and Red Plum
15 — (2)  Smartsource and Red Plum
22 — Smartsource and  Red Plum
29 — No Inserts scheduled (Memorial Day)

5 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble
12 — Smartsource
19 — Smartsource and Red Plum
26 — Smartsource and Red Plum

3 — No Inserts scheduled (Independence Day)
10 — Smartsource and Red Plum
17 — Smartsource
24 — Smartsource and Red Plum
31 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble

7 — Smartsource and Red Plum
14 — Smartsource and  Red Plum
21 — Smartsource and  Red Plum
28 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble

4 — No Inserts scheduled (Labor Day)
11 — Smartsource and (2) Red Plum
18 — Smartsource and Red Plum
25 —  Smartsource and Red Plum

2 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble
9 — Smartsource and Red Plum
16 — Smartsource and Red Plum
23 — Smartsource and Red Plum
30 —  Smartsource and Red Plum

6 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble
13 — Smartsource and  Red Plum
20 — Smartsource and Red Plum
27 — No Inserts scheduled (Thanksgiving)

4 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble
11 — Smartsource and Red Plum
18 — No Inserts scheduled (Christmas)
25 — Procter & Gamble

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Better late than never!

Well,  I said I would be posting more, but the last few months have been full for me!  I rarely have time to sit in front of the computer.

I am now a stay at home mom, (YAY!), so my focus is on my boys.  I have also started extreme couponing, so that keeps me very busy as well!  I will be blogging about my couponing - to help others and myself!  I can't believe how much I have saved just in the last few weeks.  I recently purchased 20 bottles of body wash for FREE!  I only had to pay tax!  The other day when I paid, ($9 for a $79 purchase!), people were standing around and then clapped when the final total came up.  The clerk gave me a high five!  It was great!  I intend on finding more deals like this!

Nap time is over, so more later!  Couponing is done for the week.  Sunday is my clipping day!  I get 10 papers and spend hours clipping and planning.  I LOVE it!

Monday, February 28, 2011


Wow it's been a long time since I have posted!  A lot has been going on in our lives.  I took a break from CTMH and everything else for a bit, but I am ready to get back into the swing of things!

I may not be able to post as much as I would like, as I have 2 little boys running around!  But I will do my best to keep my blog updated.


March 20th


Hazel Dell Round Table

There will be lots of businesses there!

Close to my Heart
Xocai Healthy Chocolate
Jewels by Park Lane
Pure Romance
Pampered Chef
Party Lite
Mary Kay

We will have raffles, products and LOTS OF FUN!  Hope to see you there!  Tell everyone you know!