Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
My company has been having a series of quarterly layoffs and the latest hit our department this week. My boss called to tell me that I AM NOT getting laid off. This is wonderful news and a great relief for all the stress I have been under the last few weeks.
My sister called in the afternoon to tell me that she won't be attending Thanksgiving with us this year (to which I replied huh?) because she is having a baby in November!!
My son came home from school with an envelope from his teacher. Inside were his COGAT scores (it's an IQ test). He'd qualified for gifted math in the fall. He was ecstatic!
Three bits of great news in what had started off as a pretty down day. We all went home and ate ourselves sick on imported Swiss chocolate.
Which I had purchased....without a coupon!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Monday, May 25, 2009
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Sunday, May 17, 2009
Super Savings Saturday - 89% Grocery Savings
by Stephanie on May 16, 2009
Saved: $70.25 (89%)
I have two large apple trees on my property that tend to suffer from scab and fly speck (which is a type of blight) every year. The fruit is pefectly edible, if not particularly pretty, but the disease hurts the crop yield. None of this kills the tree, but it affects the number of homemade apple pies and apple sauce I can churn out in the fall!
I have come across an organic apple tree spray which can be made cheaply and used on practically anything (I can't think of anything you COULDN'T spray it on!).
1 Cup of liquid seaweed with iron (you can order this online for less than $10 a quart and it will last all season). I use Maxicorp Liquid seaweed with Iron. You might be able to find this in your garden center. My local garden centers looked at me like I was from Mars when I asked. And forget about Home Depot or Lowes. You need a real gardners garden center
1 Cup of vinegar (any kind will do. I use apple cider but only because it is what I had on hand)
1 Cup Murphy's oil soap
I put all of this in a hose end sprayer and set the dial to 2 ounces per gallon. This spray mixture will last you a couple of sprayings, but you will need to spray WEEKLY.
If you aren't picky about organic, through into the mix a cup of regular old fruit tree spray (the kind with Captan). Or Bordeau Powder (which is organic).
The seaweed provides a follicular feeing. The vinegar helps control fungus and pest, and the oil soap helps keep the solution on the leaves and branches longer.
I will report back at the end of the season to let you know how it worked. So far so good. I am also using it to spray my black eyed Susan's which suffer from a black blight every year.
Apple trees they look so pretty
And their pies, they taste so sweet
But if you want organic apples
You must spray them every week!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Kraft Salad Dressing 16 oz. Selected Varieties
Sale price: $1.67
Coupon: $1.50/1 (5-10 SS)
= $0.17 after coupon
Now I am kicking myself I didn't get more of these coupons since I only managed to grab one Sunday paper. You can buy coupons for pennies on the face value at The Coupon Clippers . I have done this and it makes sense when you can get a great deal like the one right now.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
You can claim one of two scents here. Coconut lime shown above, but there is also a brown sugar vanilla in case you want to smell like a cookie. Or a margarita....
If you don't like it, donate it. The older ladies in my church love hand lotions.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The total amount of savings it contains is several hundred dollars. I have many multiple copies of coupons for items I typically buy, as well as a couple sets of some really high value coupons for items I would consider trying if they were free.
Oh, you can forget about and Colgate toothpaste coupons you might see. Hubby as put the kibash on anything except Crest tartar control gel. "I've been brushing with Crest for 46 years and I have never had a cavity."
There are some battles that just aren't worth the savings, know what I mean?
Oh, yes, where were we?
I fill 9 per page, one sided.
Almost all of these baseball card protector sheets are filled.
There is a nice fat stack of Kraft coupons I printed off the Internet today, three sets, waiting to be filed. No hurry as there are only one or two varieties I am interested in right now. Kraft dressing and those elusive Kashi waffles that my Target doesn't carry.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
- It's OK if you forget to bring your coupon binder. The world will not end.
- It's OK if you don't have the right coupon for a sale, or discover it has expired. Food goes on sale ALL THE TIME. You haven't missed your one and only shot.
- It's OK if you don't have time to get the Sunday coupon insert this week. Next week there will be another.
- It's OK if you actually need to buy something not on sale or without a coupon. Life is like that. You'll live.
- It's OK to have to run to the grocery store without a printed list of every deal off the Internet, sorted by UPC code. Sometimes we need to attack the grocery store like a commando mission because baseball starts in TWENTY MINUTES and you just realized you are the snack mom.
- It's OK to decide you do not have room for any more "stockpiled" items. You aren't saving money if you need a bigger house.
It's a nice day. The sun is out. Put down your scissors, binders and the inserts and go outside and play with your kids.
Friday, May 8, 2009
I've just found out about a free giveaway for Mar's bars if you click here.
I just did and I already received an email saying I am one of the 250,000 people to receive a coupon for a free bar of chocolate. So what are you waiting for??
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
You may be able to do the same deal with their ongoing fried chicken specials (order and pay early, pick up later in the week). Let us know.
Press Release: Money Saving Coupons Issued Via Mobile Phones to Increase by 30% During the Next Two Years says Juniper Research
Hampshire, UK – March, 17th 2009: Mobile Coupons are expected to be one of the biggest winners of the current global recession. Juniper Research forecasts that the redemption value of mobile coupons will increase by over 30% by 2010.
Juniper Research found that the twin effects of shoppers needing to make economies in their spending and merchants ever keen to make sales will combine to have a very positive impact on the overall demand for mobile coupons.
Mobile coupons are attractive to both consumers and vendors as they can be targeted at specific groups of customers and can be matched against particular interests and purchasing patterns, as opposed to the vanilla approach where “everybody gets every coupon” as in the traditional model.
Mobile Coupons Report author Howard Wilcox explained: "We believe that merchants will see targeted, quick one-to-one marketing campaigns via mobile coupons as a valuable marketing weapon. Considering that mobile coupons offer much better redemption rates and are more cost effective, they represent a win-win approach for innovative retailers.”
Peter Johnson, VP, Market Intelligence and Strategy from the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) says; “Juniper’s research confirms the MMA’s own findings that consumers are most likely to respond to mobile marketing offers that result in clear personal benefits. Mobile coupons are a prime example of how mobile can be used in this way, combining relevance with immediate, tangible value for the consumer. We welcome further research such as this report from Juniper which helps to build a clearer picture of the way in which mobile marketing will develop over the next few years.”
Other findings from the Juniper Research report:
- With in excess of 100m mobile phone users globally forecast to use mobile coupons in 2010, Juniper Research sees significant growth across the developed markets of North America, Western Europe, the Far East and China.
- As well as the key drivers, however, there are some significant hurdles, including the lack of suitable point of sale (POS) infrastructure at the supermarket checkout allowing for the quick and easy redemption of coupons, which is critical to the consumer shopping experience.
I want to stock up on meat for the grill.
If you have seen today's sales, let me know. I won't see the paper till late tonight.
Oh wait. The Internet. I keep forgetting!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Well, for two years now I've had those two postcards on my bulletin board, postcards sent back to us to confirm the lawyers for whatever the issue was had received our bona fides.
So what do my wondering eyes should appear yesterday but a nice set of checks for several $$$ as part of the class settlement.
Only goes to show you that something that you think aren't worth your time actually pay off in the end!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I wanted to see what coupons I had, not just refer to them when a sale came along. I always seemed to find something for sale that wasn't planned on my trips to the store and my stack of coupons was at home. You know, sometimes in life we have to buy something when it isn't actually on sale. I didn't have any quick, real time access to places like couponmom.com (my cell is a smartphone but not that fast).
So last night I went a-clipping. I know, I have gone over to the Dark Side of the Coupon Force, but I couldn't help it. It is SEDUCING ;-) And I had a new pair of REALLY sharp scissors.
Lo and behold! I found that in any given insert only about 10-12 coupons were anything I wanted (I don't have a pet, children in diapers, or that into makeup). So I'd been saving these stacks of inserts for no real reason. And I did ask myself, what if we got this for FREE? And some items, even free, I know I won't use and don't want to store.
And I tell you, I kind of LIKE the attention that massive binder brings me in the grocery store. I have a pretty mundane life. Take it when you can get it!
So here it is, in all its soon to be tab-divided glory (need to go to Wal-Mart today to get dividers).
Oh wait, my husband took the camera to cub scout Olympics. Okay, I promise when he gets back.
PS: I did the Living Well Promo Catalina at Dominicks yesterday and walked out with $200 worth of groceries for $90 AND $30 in coupons towards my next purchase. But NEVER AGAIN at Dominicks. Sorry Safeway fans, but there is no accurate Dominicks coupon deal watcher I've found in the Chicago suburbas that accurately reflects my particular store. Safeway bargains in another state or even another part of Chicagoland are nothing like what my Dominicks (Safeway chain) has here, and they often OFTEN switch the sale items around so when I look online I see one deal and in the store another. Don't get me started on the catalina for Living Well. The ENTIRE brand of a listed product was labelled as part of the deal on the shelf when we ALL know it is only some varieties. It made me nuts and I had to go the the CS desk and get one of my $10 coupons because they were so screwed up.
But the checkout man liked my binder. He said I was a "smart shopper." So all wasn't lost!