Friday, December 31, 2010

A Shopping Date with my "The Couponizer"

Earlier in the week I readied my coupons for Kroger, Rite-Aid, Walgreen's and Publix in my new handy, dandy, The Couponizer. So, today, off I go in my little red Kia Sportage to fetch my goodies.

My Kroger items:

On this trip I "worked" the Proctor & Gamble deal of buy 4 and get $4.00 off and also stacked a coupon of $2 off on the Clairol Hair Coloring and $1.00 off Head & Shoulders. Then I "worked" the Keebler deal of $3 off on 3 and also had coupons to stack. The pasta was on sale 10 for $10 (we don't have to buy all 10 in Georgia) and I had coupons for 55 cents off each box. The peaches in glass jar coupon were expiring so I used them and got $1 off 2 jars twice. The butter, bread and holiday candles were on sale.  All total, I saved 50% with total coupons $38.83. This is not a life shattering savings day but I am happy with it! Also, I came home and took an online survey to have an opportunity to win, one of 30, $100 gift cards.

Next I went to Rite-Aid:

I purchased 24 cans of cat food for my new kitty for $3.48 using my Rite Aid Wellness card and matching the coupon to the sales item.

I then went to Walgreens:

I purchased six containers to use next Christmas for my food gifts that were marked down 1/2 price. I used two register rewards received from earlier purchases for a total savings of $7.00 (final price $3.98).

Finally, I went to Publix to see if a rain-check item was in stock but since it was not, no purchases there today. So, I tucked my raincheck back into the "Sweepstakes, refunds and rebates" pocket in my The Couponizer.

At the end of the shopping trip, I had my receipt's neatly tucked into The Couponizer's "Receipts" pocket, my catalina's tucked into the pockets for "Snacks", "Personal Hygiene" and "Beverages", all of which were made easier because the pages are sturdy and don't flop around!

A happy shopping adventure from me to you!

My "The Couponizer"

If you remember I ordered myself a Couponizer as a holiday gift. When it first arrived I thought "Gee, this is sort of compact" and wondered if I would like it. Well, over the past few days I cleaned out my coupon binder, threw out the outdated coupons and put the remainder of coupons in my Couponizer. So as I am doing this, I think, "Well, maybe this is not so compact after all." Today, I used it on my first multi-shopping trip to Kroger, Rite-Aid, Wal-Greens and Publix. It is a "keeper" in my book!
What I like about the Couponizer:
  • The elastic band that wraps around the binder
  • The sturdy, glossy coated cardboard and pockets on each page
  • The pocket for the coupons for this shopping trip
  • The pocket to transfer the coupons for the checkout (right next to the coupons for this shopping trip)
  • The whole thing fit into my medium sized purse

Monday, December 20, 2010

Nice surprise in the mail today

Today a nice little surprise came in the mail, two champagne glasses.
You see, a week or so ago, I signed up on their website.
Thank you Korbel!
We will now have a bottle of Korbel to celebrate the glasses.

(these are not the actual glasses which were received)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Huggie Rewards. Use 5 points for entering for chances to win ($5000 & others), Print a $2.50 off coupon on certain diapers

Huggies Rewards gives you 5 points for signing up.


Then go to the Rewards page and look in the right column for the link to the coupons $2.50 off Li'l Snugglers or Pure & Natural diapers


Use your 5 points to sign up for the  Ho-Ho-Holiday Cash Sweepstakes which gives you a  chance to win $5,000 or use your points on smaller chance items.  

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Is couponing just a passing thing or does it become a way of life?

I had a smile on my face today...

The CEO of the establishment (home) comes back to the office (aka the "Man Cave") and brings lunch which he proudly announces he purchased with a coupon that a customer at the oil change place gave him while they were each waiting on their oil changes. I thank him for my Chik-Fil-A sandwich, fries and Dr. Pepper and gloat like a goat on the inside (or should that be cows..ha!)

Then later on, I heard words of praise about the groceries and how I was getting them so economically. And this was guy to guy talk!

So to answer my own question. I think it slowly becomes a way of life.........

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!