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Penny Prints Are Here…99 Prints for 1Cent each!!

2 Jan

Check this deal out!!  Remember all of those great pictures of friends and family from the holidays? Order now to get all of them for just a penny each – 99 4″ x 6″ mail-order prints for just 99 cents! Don’t miss this great opportunity to get all your favorite moments printed for less than a $1.
You just have to pay shipping.  I haven’t done the deal yet, but it should be around $5 or $6.  That is what it usually is.  Let me know when you get yours what shipping was for you!  🙂 
Just use code 2011PENNY at checkout by 11:59PM PST on January 9.

TLC’s EXTREME COUPONING – Did You Watch? What Did You Think?

29 Dec

I almost forgot about the “Extreme Couponing” show on TLC and I was so glad that I recorded it.  My husband and I just finished watching it.  I have some mixed feelings about the show and the “extreme couponers.”  For those who did not watch the show took you in a day in the life of four extreme couponers. 

Nathan Engels – Villa Hills, KY – Cartographer
Nathan started clipping coupons four years ago when he and his wife took a closer look at their finances. Now, debt free with more than 10,000 items stockpiled in his garage, Nathan is preparing for the biggest haul of his life. On his latest visit to the supermarket, Nathan is leaving with over 2,000 items – his most massive checkout to date. With 1,100 boxes of cereal, 300 toothbrushes and 60 bottles of hand soap, Nathan is looking forward to topping himself and saving thousands of dollars in the process!
Retail value: $5,743.00 Nathan’s cost after utilizing his coupons: $241.00 – 95% savings!

Joanie Demer – McKinleyville, CA – Stay at home mom
For Joanie, clipping coupons started out as a hobby three years ago. But just three months in, she quickly discovered the financial gratitude associated with smart shopping. Now, Joanie is known as “The Krazy Coupon Lady” and to satisfy her daily coupon cravings this stay-at-home mom collects more than 500 coupons each week by doing something most women won’t do – she jumps in dumpsters! During her latest trip to the supermarket, she fills four carts full of 250 items including 40 boxes of pasta and 20 liters of soda.
Retail value: $638.64. Joanie’s cost after utilizing her coupons: $2.64 – 98% savings!

Joyce House – Philadelphia, PA – Retired Nurse
Through careful planning and smart shopping, Joyce hasn’t paid for a toothbrush, toothpaste or deodorant in 34 years. The savvy saver has been on her own since the age of 12 and at 15, was a single mother using coupons out of necessity. On her latest trip to the supermarket, Joyce brings along her daughter to teach her the basics of extreme couponing and ends up walking out of the store with hundreds of dollars in savings.
Retail value: $230.38. Joyce’s cost after utilizing her coupons: $6.32.

Amanda Ostrowski – Cincinnati, OH – Storage Facility Manager
Amanda is a full-time Storage Facility Manger in Cincinnati, OH who spends up to 70 hours a week researching in-store promotions, clipping coupons and surfing the internet for the latest and greatest deals. She already has a stockpile of products from previous couponing ventures worth up to $15,000. But this extreme saver is most proud of her collection of toilet paper – over 3,000 rolls – enough to last the average couple about 40 years! Now, with the help of her husband, Amanda is preparing for her largest checkout ever consisting of nine baskets of food, beauty and pet products including 218 boxes of pasta, 268 containers of noodles, 100 bottles of sport drink and 150 candy bars.
Retail value: $1,175.33. Amanda’s cost after utilizing her coupons: $51.67.

The one who I could relate to the most was Joyce, the coupon diva.  In many ways we were similar.  I do not go door to door to get coupon inserts, but my friends and family save their coupons for me.  Her style of shopping is close to mine.  I stockpile, but not to the extreme of needing separate rooms to keep my food or items in.  I admire her desire and she looked like she enjoyed what she did.  What a great way to get out everyday and walk and collect your coupons!

I also must comment on Nathan, although he was the most extreme as far as his shopping and savings.  I loved how he donated all the boxes of Total cereal to his local food bank.  That was awesome!  I would have loved to seen more of that trailer go right to the food bank.  😛  Not sure what one person will do with over 300 toothbrushes.  That is one thing I love about being able to coupon and find great deals.  I find joy sharing with not only my family but my friends and strangers, people who are in need. 

So, if you watched, let me know what  YOU thought.  🙂

Have You Seen All the Savings With GeoQpons??

22 Dec

I recently discovered a fun, easy and quick way of saving money.  The application is called GeoQpons and it is available for the iphone, Android and Blackberry.  It gives you unlimited access to savings from local business and national brand retailers. 

  •  Largest Database of relevant mobile coupons
  •  Simple and Easy to use.
  •  Fast search for coupons or stores
  •  Set Favorites to redeem and view offers from your preferred stores
  •  Share coupons with your friends via email, Facebook or Twitter

 I have the GeoQpons application on my iphone and I love it!  Just this past week I went shopping at an outlet mall in Iowa.  Both my mom and I used the coupons and saved almost $100.00.  My brother also did some shopping and saved $10 on one of his purchases.  It doesn’t sound like a lot, but to me every little bit helps. 

The great thing that I really like is you don’t have to mess with printing all these coupons and wasting ink.  So many times when I would make a shopping trip I would print several coupons and there would be times coupons would be wasted.   I don’t like to waste paper, ink or money. 

I would definitely recommend getting this on your phone if possible.  It is fun, easy and a great way to save money without having to print, use and waste paper!  🙂

Extreme Coupon Show on TLC 12/29

21 Dec

The Learning Channel (TLC) will be premiering a new show called “Extreme Couponing” on Wednesday 12/29 at 8pm ET (7pm here in the St Louis Area)!

I will admit, I use coupons on almost every purchase I possibly can.  There have been times where I will not buy something that I might need if I know I have a coupon for it at home.  Over the years of couponing I have become better organized and a better planner.  I know I still have a lot to learn. but I feel the couponing I do (the level of couponing) is right for me and my budget. 

I am interested in watching this show.   There are a lot of people who don’t understand couponers!  There seems to be some negative thoughts and ignorance out there in the world about couponers!  Here’s what caught me a little off guard about this show when I was reading the description…

“Profiling 4 shopping addicts who go to extremes to find great deals”  

I hope that TLC doesn’t make couponers out to be shopping addicts, hoarders or a bunch of crazy people!  I don’t care if they do!  I love couponing and the money I have saved and helped others to save! 

So, what do you think?  Will you be watching?  It happens to fall on the 29th which is my husbands birthday.  I will have to set my DVR so I don’t miss it!!

Quik Trip: FREE Cookie or Donut (11/23)

22 Nov

Head over HERE and “Like” Quik Trip on Facebook, then you will get a coupon good for a FREE  Cookie or Donut! The coupon is ONLY VALID 11/23/10!! 

Make this will a great start to a great Tueasday!! 

thx Clippin’ With Carie

 

Disney Store: Personalized Throw $12 Shipped

19 Nov

DisneyStore.com has pretty sweet deal available this week… you can currently score personalized fleece Disney throws for just $12 shipped! Just head on over here and choose the fleece you’d like to snag, then personalize the fleece with your child’s name! Next start the checkout process and use coupon code FLEECE to score FREE shipping and FREE personalization! That’s it!

I just might have to pick one up for Grace.  She is always wanting a blanket to snuggle up with.  HURRY, this great deal ends 11/21!!

…AND remember to go through ebates.com! You’ll get a $5 sign up bonus if you’re a new member and 7% cash back from your Disney Store purchases! Or go through ShopAtHome to score 7% cash back!

thx Hip 2 Save

**Sorry everyone…a few of my links are not working right now.  😦  I hope to have them fixed soon!  It is just on the newer posts.  WordPress changed a few things around.  Thanks!

Tiny Prints: Unlimited FREE Thanksgiving Cards!!

18 Nov

 

Here is a pretty AWESOME deal!  It is great for me because I am terrible about getting cards at the store.  Just yesterday I went to buy thank you notes.  I came home with a bag of everything but thank you notes.  UGGG!  I do not normally send Thanksgiving cards, but when they are FREE and you can add a personalized picture I thought, why not?  Wait, it gets even better, as of right now, there is no limit to how many you can get.  I just ordered and got 30 FREE cards!  They all will be mailed directly to my house at no charge.  If you decide to mail them directly to the recipient then you are charged the $0.44 for each stamp per card. 

So, here is the deal…

* Simple choose one (or more) of 33 adorable Thanksgiving cards here, personalize it and then head to checkout.
* Enter the code FREETHX
* You can have the card sent directly to you at no charge or you can opt to have Tiny Prints mail the card directly to the recipient for $0.44 (just the cost of a stamp)!

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