Saturday, July 11, 2009

A couple of things

If you have not already heard, 7-11 is giving away free slurpees today cause it is 7-eleven day. It is a 7.11 oz slurpee and it is pretty tasty! They'll be free until 11 pm

Arby's has a coupon out where you can get a free roastburger with a purchase of any size soft drink.

This offer expires within 3 days of printing so if you print them out today, they will expire on the 14th of this month. I have already taken a part of this awesome deal twice (once yesterday and once today) and it makes for a pretty tasty deal!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Websites that help you save

Ok, so there are a lot of moneysaving tips online and it's hard to know who to go to. I tried looking at a lot of the coupon forums and I have to say, only one has been near and dear to me and has helped me save lots of money. Of course I'm talking about I hate to pimp them out every chance I get, but it is run by really great people and they're only in it to help others save.

Here are some websites I'd recommend for newbies starting out to go to:

1. (load your Kroger card, or whatever grocery store card it lets you, into their system.)
2. eSAVER (same concept as, you load coupons on your store card)
3. (same thing as the above two... you can also combine these q's w/ manu q's you cut!)
4. (Site that has a forum where people discuss saving money)
5. Any of the bloggers I read here on

Ok, that's all I got today. :)

And thanks to Ashley ( for nominating me as a blog that shows gratitude!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

How I organize my coupons

Ok, so about 2 years ago I decided to be a couponer. My DH and I had ordered the paper out of pity from a middle school student who had been going door to door in frigid weather and we had past sunday papers piling up everywhere. I took all the inserts out and got my coupons together.

At first I did the binder method. I had bought baseball collector sheets ages ago for my class and I had about 50 of them left over. I put these in the binder and separated them with old dividers I had used in my college classes. I had them separated into different groups: Meat, Healthcare, Beauty, Boxed goods, Canned goods, Frozen goods, Dairy...

I then would put the coupons in the appropriate place and that was that. Well... that method and I didn't get along very well. It caused some serious downtime for DH and I when we went out because he'd be flipping through the binder, not really understanding how it was set up, and I'd get so aggravated with it that we'd end up coming home pretty angry about the whole experience.

So I ordered them by aisle... and that didn't work out too well either.

So I alphabetized them. Let me tell you, alphabetizing coupons into a coupon binder that was already in alphabetical order SUCKED so I gave up on that.

I then resorted to...the box.

Now, my box (haha) isn't big. It's a small clear caboodle box I had been using to store a bit of makeup I don't use. I threw away the makeup (since it was like 10 years old) and created dividers.

How I start out cutting and organizing my coupons is this. I put the inserts on the floor.

Then I separate the pages within the inserts.

Don't mind the cat. Then I carefully hold the stack and cut out the coupons at once. After I've done that page, I then file it into my box.

And I thought this ad for a coupon was pretty funny cause apparently gamers have different hairs than everyone else....

As explained in Penny Arcade's comic.

Hope you enjoyed this post!


Ok, my hiatus from this blogger and from me on HCW and the hounds on MSN is over and done with. I had to just chill out from couponing for a bit. It was getting to be overwhelming, so I just hung back and relaxed. I'm back now though, so expect more posts in the future! :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Surveys that pay - Hotcouponworld shows 19 sites that pay

So many of you know that I am a big fan of Hotcouponworld. They've compiled 19 sites that pay money and are legit. It's a real easy way to make a few bucks on the side!

It is recommended that if you decide to do surveys, make a seperate email like or something like that.

Want to learn more? Click here to go to the site!

Kroger run!

I went to Kroger today with DH and tried to unload quite a few coupons. Of course, DH is of the sane mind saying "This will go bad before we can even eat it" and I'm of the "let's get as many things as cheap as we can!" mind. It can be quite a conflict so needless to say, we didn't get as many things as I had thought we might get but DH was really nice and we did quite a few things for pretty cheap (compared to what we were spending before). Anyways, here's the booty:

4 boxes of Cheerios cereals
1 gallon of nonfat skim milk
12 chef boyardee canned pastas
1 box whole wheat pasta
1 head of lettuce
2 green bell peppers
1 thinger of celery (a stalk? I dunno, it's celery lol!)
2 newspapers
2 progresso black bean cans
1 Kroger ranch salad dressing bottle
1 loaf of kroger bread
1 package of kroger hotdog buns
3 john morrell hot dog packages
3 john morrel sausage packages
2 bags of kroger frozen chicken tenderloins
4 boxes of betty crocker fruit snacks
3 Pillsbury Grands! biscuits
1 can del monte tomatoes
2 Marquez bean and cheese burritos
1 can kroger kidney beans
1 package of kroger bacon
1 box of Imperial Butter
- $69.04 in store coupons and manufacturer coupons

saved 56%. Hey, reached my goal: to save over 50%!

Got a catalina: save $2.50 off of your next order courtesy of General Mills

Organic Grocery Deals!

I know that some of my followers like to eat organic and it is hard to go green on a budget. I present to you a forum that may help you find those deals you are looking for.

Organic Grocery Deals is the kind of forum that will help you sniff out those good organic/green deals! What does this forum include? Here's the list!

  • gardening
  • eating in season
  • organic and natural product information
  • coupon trading
  • green living tips
  • book recommendations
  • organic news
  • deals
    ... and more!

    All you have to do is click here to go to Organic Grocery Deals and sign up! I already did as and I'm having a great time since I do plan to do some more gardening this year and to eat healthier.