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post #21 of 134
you can freeze everything just about.

i freeze bread...sour creams...the boys' gogurts....

pancakes are the best tip i've gotten.

make them in advance and freeze them in freezer baggies...when you want to give the kiddos quick breakfast pop them in the toaster and 'cook' them!


this weeks coupons had a LOT of organic products...there have been coupons for organics for months now...

target.com has coupons for their fresh fruit and vegetables all. the. time. this week it is for fresh brocolli and cauliflower...also there is a coupon for bagged salad...and archer farm hummus. when there banana coupons come out that is for FREE bananas at the super targets.

http://sites.target.com/site/en/supe...upons_specials

my son is gluten free, and i even scored coupons for thai kitchen on ANY so I am saving 50 cents on the noodles bowls by the dozens right now.


also there are always healthy coupons you just HAVE to get all the coupons every sunday. or as I do it I just order them from thecouponclippers.com
post #22 of 134
I'm signing on. I'd love to hear more about doing this with healthy food and organics.
post #23 of 134
I'm curious about coupon use. I don't use them because I tend to cook more whole things and buy little in the way of convenience or snack foods. We don't get the paper but if I were to see that much of a savings I would certainly reconsider getting it and start using coupons. What type of things do you buy and save on?
post #24 of 134
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Originally Posted by sabrinat View Post
I'm curious about coupon use. I don't use them because I tend to cook more whole things and buy little in the way of convenience or snack foods. We don't get the paper but if I were to see that much of a savings I would certainly reconsider getting it and start using coupons. What type of things do you buy and save on?
u can do to hotcouponworld.com and preview the coupons before u buy a paper
post #25 of 134
i was just looking online for something and i came across this site:

http://www.organicgrocerydeals.com/forums/index.php?
post #26 of 134
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Originally Posted by Mommabean View Post
you can freeze everything just about.

i freeze bread...sour creams...the boys' gogurts....

pancakes are the best tip i've gotten.

make them in advance and freeze them in freezer baggies...when you want to give the kiddos quick breakfast pop them in the toaster and 'cook' them!


this weeks coupons had a LOT of organic products...there have been coupons for organics for months now...

target.com has coupons for their fresh fruit and vegetables all. the. time. this week it is for fresh brocolli and cauliflower...also there is a coupon for bagged salad...and archer farm hummus. when there banana coupons come out that is for FREE bananas at the super targets.

http://sites.target.com/site/en/supe...upons_specials

my son is gluten free, and i even scored coupons for thai kitchen on ANY so I am saving 50 cents on the noodles bowls by the dozens right now.


also there are always healthy coupons you just HAVE to get all the coupons every sunday. or as I do it I just order them from thecouponclippers.com
Well, maybe I should try online coupons. Surely it varies area-to-area. Our Target doesn't even sell produce (and it's 30 miles away, in any case). I do go through the Sunday coupons and on average I cut out one.
post #27 of 134
Yeah coupons never really worked for me - I didn't even save enough to cover the cost of the newspaper LOL

I know Greenlife - our natural foods store - throws in a decent coupon book in our bag whenever we shop there, full of coupons for organics and such.
post #28 of 134
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Originally Posted by asianyoushi View Post
u can do to hotcouponworld.com and preview the coupons before u buy a paper

I started reading hotcouponworld.com about 3 months ago and I have taken our $480 monthly ($120 per week) budget for food/ diapers/ wipes/ formula(: very long story)/ toiletries down to.... $40 per week!!!!

I used to cloth diaper and hated it but I have 2 in diapers and another one comming. But when you can get huggies and pampers for $2-3 a package and wipes for 0.50- free, it became CHEAPER than cloth diapering, and DH is much more happy.

I still make almost everything from scratch and we eat very health not ALWAYS organic but lots of veggies and fruit and homemade foods. What I have found is that we are using BETTER products for much less money. I now have "buy prices" so I will not buy something unless it is under my buy price.

For example:
toothpaste 0.29
toothbrush free
dish soap 0.40
dishwasher soap 0.75
shampoo and conditioner 0.75 (org. price must be over 6.00)
shampoo and conditioner 0.30 (org. price under 6.00


I would be happy to share more information but most people just think that I am crazy, but it is helping us pay the credit card off!

***I forgot to add that I BUY out of my budget 3-6 papers per week!
post #29 of 134
I have to say that with coupons and watching store sales that I regularly get the following for FREE:

Shampoo
Conditioner
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Razors
Shaving cream
Deodrants
Body washes
Make up
Peanut Butter
Bagged Salads
Canned Tuna
Yogurt
Dish soap

The following I get regularly for less than a dollar:
Butter
Lunch meat
Pasta Sauce
Jelly
any Condiments
Medicines
Juice boxes (always can find them for 69cents for a 10pack)
Juice for the boys (OJ, Apple, Cranberry)
Detergent (every 6 months or so)
Dishwasher detergent (every 6 months or so its less than 50 cents)
I also have to buy gluten free cereals, bread mixes, and snacks for the boys...these I am able to buy because I can get so much more for so little.

I still have one in diapers, and thanks to the recent Target Huggies coupon we are set on diapers for the next 6 months...my wipes stash should last us till Christmas. This in it self will save us 25 dollars a month for the next year...and I have spent less than 20 dollars on this entire stash
post #30 of 134
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Originally Posted by courtenay_e View Post
Actually, this past weekend's coupons had some GREAT organics and not-so-processed coupons. I have pretty much given up on food coupons, but I got really excited when I went through them this weekend!

And HEY ATTILA!! You may have been around, but I haven't seen you in a while! Nice to see you.

Atilla's GREAT at planning and cooking cheap, by the way.
Oh shucks - those were the old days. I do much much less cooking from scratch these days (meals from scratch but I am not making all our bread and crackers and stuff like that). I definitely need a refresher on saving money without going crazy.

We don't eat half as all-natural as we once did. I hope we will again someday, but for now we are doing our shopping at Aldi's and angelfood and not the whole food store.
post #31 of 134
I"m still confused! I just spent 30 minutes at hotcouponworld.com. I looked at the 100+ deals at Vons this week and there were only 2 things I'd buy-- cottage cheese and cheese, each 1 dollar off. The rest was pizza rolls and cheese nips. Plus, all those deals relied on double coupons and all the stores here stopped doing that last year. I'm I just too picky?
post #32 of 134
I'd love to find coupons I would actually use too! Like on local milk and produce! or coconut and rice milk - wouldn't that rock? LOL to have a .50 coupons off our raw milk (and then double it -one can dream huh?) Very rarely does the sunday paper have any coupons I use. I wish I could get food we can eat for 19 too! :LOL
post #33 of 134
I know, it's hard for me to find coupons for stuff that we'll actually use too. I did print out some coupons that were good for $1 some things that we don't normally get (like some interesting looking Indian and Asian food). I figure if I get to the store and the $1 off makes it relatively inexpensive, I'll try something new. If it's too expensive for me, I'll leave the coupon on the shelf for someone else. It kind of seems like a lot of time to spend if I'm not going to really use them.
post #34 of 134
mommabean, would you mind posting a quick tutorial for newbies? i went to hotcouponworld.com and i really can't figure out how to make it "work" so that i'm saving a substantial amount of money. i'd love love love to be able to be like you
post #35 of 134
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Originally Posted by Mommabean View Post
I have to say that with coupons and watching store sales that I regularly get the following for FREE:
i think mommabean and i are long lost twins or something!

i do a lot of shopping at rite aid. they have an AWESOME rebate program. cvs and walgreens have a similar program, but both of those stores are inconvenient for me so i dont go there often. at least once a month, rite aid has toothbrushes either FAR (free after rebate) or 99 cents after rebate. they've had the GUM ones 99 cents AR lately, and there's been $1.00 off or 75c off coupons lately, making some really cheap toothbrushes. (and the way we go through kids' toothbrushes in this house, it really helps out.) they often have new toothpastes FAR too. in the fall, they had the new crest pro-health toothpastes FAR. other times, they'll have aquafresh, colgate, etc for 99c OTD (out the door, ie, no rebates). with $1 off coupons, they are free. i got 40 tubes of aquafresh (which were donated) for about $3 (which was just sales tax).

rite aid also has electrasol dishwasher detergent for 99c AR about once a month. there's usually coupons in the sunday paper, so that helps make it lower. there's an electrasol rebate this month, which means it will go on sale. and there was an electrasol coupon in the paper recently ($2.25 off), so you'd get PAID to take it after rebate and coupon. even without the rebate, i've seen on other boards that its about 50c a box after coupon at wal mart or target every day. i also saw that at other stores (i forgot which one, kroger maybe) that they usually have electrasol BOGO right before the coupons expire and that makes it really cheap too.

this week, rite aid has tom's of maine products for $3 each. that's when i stock up. there's also a $1 rebate when you buy 2, making htem $2.50 each.

oh, and rite aid's rebates are really easy. you just enter your receipt info into their website, and it keeps track of all of your rebates and purchases. then they send you 1 check at the end of the month.

cvs's program is similar, except that the register prints out a store coupon (called "extra care bucks" or ECBs) that can be used towards your next purchase. i've heard of people spending $5 to get their initial ones and then keep rolling them into more and more free stuff. people on other sites have bragged about getting thousands of dollars worth of stuff from cvs for just a few bucks.
post #36 of 134
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Originally Posted by Mommabean View Post
I have to say that with coupons and watching store sales that I regularly get the following for FREE:
I have learned so much for watching people like yourself. I just started the last week of October and have saved so much. I just keep lowering my buy prices until everything is free. I still have a lot to learn but I am always happy to learn more.
post #37 of 134
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Originally Posted by xmysticprincessx View Post
this week, rite aid has tom's of maine products for $3 each. that's when i stock up. there's also a $1 rebate when you buy 2, making htem $2.50 each.
I was just given a few $1 off one of the Tom's toothpaste coupons, but I did not see that sale at Rite Aid, so THANKS I am off to go look!
post #38 of 134
Anyone care to list what sales they got this week at what stores using what coupons ?????

I am trying to be like this and I am getting better but I need help !
post #39 of 134
Ok so far THIS WEEK.

(sorry this is condensed ...dh is sick and of course acting dead to the world so i don't have the free time)

but this week...good deals!

FREE Peanut Butter (peter pan coupon 1.00 off any and the sales are all over for the PB of just 1.00)

FREE cold medicines at walgreen's!
Print the robitussin coupons for 3.00 off one (if you use three different emails to sign up you can get 3 different coupons this is what i had to do) but the math is as follows
3 Robitussin's @ $6.00
- 3 $3.00 coupons from
= 9.00 Out Of Pocket
and then you will get a register reward for 10.00 off your NEXT order! so its a bonus 1 dollar on this!

Excedrin is FREE with mail in rebate...IF You have the manufacturer coupon for 2.00 off any then you will make 2 bucks. just buy the Excedrin with other items give your coupon and you have to mail in your rebate...there rebate program is REALLY easy!



Now the breakdown for the other best deal's at walgreen's this week is all i could find so far:

General Mills- Cinnamon Toast Crunch 2.00 - 1.00 bigg.generalmills.com = 1.00

409 Cleaner 2/$4 -.75 (www.coupons.com) = 1.25 each

Charmin flushable wipes 2.00 - .50 charmin.com = 1.50

St. Ives $4 - 1.00 (11/11) = 3.00 with free body wash
Johnson Soft lotion $5- $1 ES= $4- $4 bricks.coupons.com = FREE

Garnier Fructis 3.50 - 1.50 ES = 2.00 - 1.00 (10/04) = $1

Just for Men $6 - $4 www.jfmselect.com = $2 or the try me free

Arm & Hammer toothpaste$2 - $1 printable www.armandhammer.com = $1

Super coupon must be scan to get starting price
Colgate 2.50 - 1.00 www.colgate.com = 1.50
Palmolive Scrub Buster 1.50 - .40 www.colgate.com = 1.10
Soft Soap $2 - .35 (1/6)= 1.65

Alka Seltzer 4.99 - 2.00 ES= 2.99 - 1.00 (12/02)= 1.99
Halls cough Drops 1.00 - .35(12/02)= .65

Dimetapp $6 - $1 (1/6)= $5 or $2 www.wyeth.com = $4

Aveeno 33% off - $1 www.aveeno.com

Slim Fast Drinks 3/$18 - 1.25 x 3 (1/6)= 14.25 plus a $6 RR

Natures Made RX Essentials 9.99 - 2.00 ES= 7.99 - 5.00 (10/21)= 2.99

Aleve in Ad coupon $4 off plus use $2 (1/6)

Fiber One 2/$4 - $1/2 www.bettycrocker.com = 2/$3
post #40 of 134
Ok the basic tutorial will come later on today or tomorrow.

I'll try and get the best tips I have and write them down for you all...if any one has coupons feel free to contact me in PM...i will try and help you all the best that I can.

in the mean time get those coupons! collect them and look at thecouponclippers.com for coupons on items you know you ALWAYS use and hey even 50 cents adds up if you have 10 of those puppies its 5 bucks off!

every little bit off is a huge help!
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