Monday, May 2, 2011



I’ve been trying to learn this couponing stuff lately. I figure, it would be good to get a handle on it now while I have a cushion for food money, then, when we are out of school, I’ll know how to do it well and save a lot of money!

My husband’s cousin has shown me to a website that makes couponing very easy! There is a subscription, but WOW! It is SOO worth it! $4 trial for the first month, and about $10 after that. You’ll totally save that and more /month. Let me know if you are interested, I’ll give you my referral number!

This purchase was about a month ago, so I’ll try to remember everything..

Colgate Toothpastes = FREE, Skintimate Shave Gels = $0.44ea. Disposable Razors = MADE $2, BAN Deodorant =something like $0.60, 2 Revlon tweezers = FREE, Toothbrushes = FREE, …So, in the end I think I paid about $4 for all this!


Some tips I have learned:

Multiple Sunday paper subscriptions = multiple coupons, Also, if you are not subscribed to the paper, you can check out the “YES” (Your Essential Shopper), it’s only offered in some zip codes though, and it’s FREE. It contains all the store ads an coupons, that’s it, but it’s FREE, and you can only get it if you are not subscribed to the paper.

Be Organized!  - This is how I organize my coupons, as per how coupon$ense system is set up.

Find stores that will double or even triple coupons!

Print off and have the Store Coupon Policy’s w/you when you go! Not all the checkout people know the policy fully.


Walgreen’s and CVS are tricky! But the offer ECB’s (Extra Care Bucks) and RR’s (Register Rewards) back which is I can turn around and use in store! They also stack coupons! (meaning you can use a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon on the same product. More coupons are in store. This tag is one CVS has. When you use a reusable shopping bag, they scan it every time I make a purchase. Every 4th purchase, I get $1 in ECB’s back.

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I’ll give more tips as I remember, figure them out!

Happy Couponing!

Some coupon blogs I like:


Do you know of any other websites? What do you use, and what other tips do you have?!!


P.S. ~ Have you seen the new “Extreme Couponing” show on TLC? What are your thoughts? I’ve only seen a couple episodes, as we don’t have cable. I  enjoyed watching it, and think it’s a gift but I think some of them are a little nuts. ..hoarders I mean. I don’t want to get that crazy. I think couponing is a very good, and sometimes essential thing, but within limits!


Wow, I’ve got a lot to learn about this new computer, and my updated Live Writer. Anyway, I’m slowly figuring it out! So, while I was away visiting family, we got together and did some wood crafting. I gave some of these “HOME” projects away for Christmas last year, but by the time I got around to cutting them out, it was too cold to cut the whole years worth, so they are getting them slowly throughout the year!









I had originally done an egg for April, but like my chick better. I am planning to decoupage some paper to the back though, to turn it into an egg as well! And I think I’ll decoupage the next star I paint as well w/some cute 4th of July scrapbook paper! I have a couple other ideas as well, for June maybe a beehive would be better and for March a pot of gold.. I’ll post them when I get them made!

I guess my daughter thought she’d help me figure out what else I needed! I found Crackers!



Back from my Hiatus!

Life has been busy! I’ve had to take a couple trips and not much has been going on by way of crafting, not to mention my computer issues. Well, I got back home a few days ago and to found this pretty little thing hiding in my laptop bag!


We had been discussing it, and I knew my husband was doing some research, but didn’t know he’d actually purchased anything. So, I am EXTREMELY EXCITED and VERY GRATEFUL! Thanks babe! You rock!! It’s even got a pretty little design on the facing..though you can’t see it well f/the pic! Anyway, I’m probably not going to be as regular with posting as before, it was getting to be a little too much for me, but I do plan to post weekly. Now that it’s warmer, I have a lot of ideas I want to do. My friend and I are also working out the details into having a craft booth sometime in the near future, which I am also SUPER EXCITED about!!! Thanks for staying tuned!