Monday, August 29, 2011

Dear Home Made Simple, I'd like a Year's Supply of....

Was just scrolling through the news feed on my Facebook when a post from Home Made Simple caught my eye (just click here).  It read:  If you could have a free year supply of any one cleaning product, what would it be?  There were already 499 comments and it had only been posted 39 minutes ago!  Wow! 

So, what cleaning product would you choose?  I would definitely choose a multi-surface, antibacterial cleaner.  My all time fave is Formula 409!  I stocked up on it earlier this year but there is a printable coupon here to save you on your next purchase!

Zeal for a Deal's Change for a Change at Kroger

You all know I look forward to the Change for a Change at Kroger by Zeal for a Deal every week!  Here's how you can stretch your donation dollars this week!

Change for a Change Items for Kroger Sale 8/28-9/3
Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash, Select Varieties, 16 to 18 oz, $2.99
$2/1 Gillette Body Wash 7/31/2011 P&G Insert (exp 8/31/2011)
Purchase 1        FREE!

Herbal Essences or Aussie Shampoo or Conditioner, Select Varieties, 5 to 16.9 oz, $2.77
$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Products 8/7/2011 RP Insert
Purchase 1        $.77

Old Spice or Secret Deodorant, Select Varieties, 2 to 3.25 oz, $1.99
$1/2 Secret Deodorant 8/28/2011 P&G Insert
Purchase 2        $.98

Manwich, Select Varieties, 15 to 15.5 oz, 10 for $10
Purchase 2        $2.00

We save $4 for 4 P&G MegaSale Items
Total Spent     $3.75  for almost $16 worth of groceries!!

Printable: Skintimate

Need a Skintimate coupon?  Get it on, look under zip 33186.

I dare you to take the Coupon Quiz!

This coupon quiz was originally part of a giveaway sponsored by In Good Cents and was forwarded to me by reader Leigh.  You can still test your knowledge and take The Coupon Quiz (just click here) but you won't be entered to win the giftcard.  You can view the answers here.  I am not proud to admit that I only got 3 out of 10 correct!  It's a good thing I don't claim to be a coupon expert!  Enjoy!

Couponers Meet & Greet TONIGHT!

Don't forget to come over to the Couponers Meet & Greet tonight at Arby's on N. Main!  I'm looking forward to seeing familiar faces and hoping to see a lot of new faces tonight!  Because I believe Couponers CAN make a difference one donation at a time, I ask that everyone bring a non-perishable donation item!  Last month's items went to the DAPS Food Bank in Dawson Springs.  I am also collecting expired coupons to send to my adopted military family overseas.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!  See you tonight!

Couponing at Fred's Super Dollar

If you are lucky enough to live in or near Princeton, Central City, or Hopkinsville you will be happy to hear that Fred's Super Dollar DOUBLES coupons on Saturdays!  Yes, you read that right.  Fred's will double manufacturer's coupons with a face value of 70-cents or less EVERY SATURDAY!  They do have several limitations in their coupon acceptance policy (check out the FAQ for the details) so be sure to read it before you head out to shop.  The big bummer for me is that they won't accept internet printable coupons that are printed in black and white.  There is also a "like" item/coupon limit, so take a few people with you when you shop.  But, as you can see from the picture at the right, you can do some serious saving at Fred's on Saturdays!  Reader Leigh saved about 63%!  Awesome, totally awesome!  To sweeten the deal, if you're shopping in Princeton or Hopkinsville on a Saturday, grab the Saturday Edition of the Kentucky New Era and you'll be happy to find Sunday's coupon inserts in there!  Thanks Leigh, for sharing your trip with us!  I'm totally jealous!

Get a Rain Check at Market Place

I haven't made it to Market Place to get my 98-cent Domino Sugar and I'm afraid it'll be wiped out by the time I get there this afternoon!  No worries, though, because if they are sold out I'll just get a rain check and hope that it restocks before my coupon expires!  Not sure if the Rain Check itself has an expiration date, some places give you 30 days to use it or lose it.  Gotta love those Rain Checks!

Doing Any Shopping on Ebay?

Reader Leigh made a great point this weekend about shopping on Ebay.  When you're browsing the auctions, be sure to check where the seller is located.  If they are on the East coast, you might want to think long and hard before bidding/buying the item.  Hurricane Irene has unleashed havoc up the Eastern seaboard from the Carolina's up through the New England states.  I know those Ebay sellers would appreciate your business, but many of them are not going to be able to fulfill orders right now.  Glad Leigh brought that up so I could pass it along!

Gas $3.55 at Mortons Truckstop, $3.68-$3.73 in Nortonville

Wow, so glad I drove out to the Mortons Truck Stop this morning for gas!  I paid $3.55/gallon at the Pilot.  That's up ten cents since last week.  But, if you're filling up in downtown Nortonville be prepared to pay $3.68-$3.73/gallon (yikes!).  Who thinks we'll be facing $4/gallon prices by the end of the year?  Anyone besides me?

Hot Coupon Topics

I'm just getting around to reading through all the coupon emails I got yesterday.  Here are the things that caught my attention this morning!

  • Living Rich With Coupons:  Coupons Expiring by 9/4; be sure to forward your expired coupons to a military family overseas who can use them for about 6 months past the exiration date!
  • Living Rich With Coupons: P&G Coupons in Parade Magazine; I'm not sure if it's called Parade in this part of the country, but be sure to give it a flip through before you throw it away.  If you read the blog yesterday, you know I didn't get out and get a paper, so I can not confirm if there were coupons in it!  Anyone know?  Leave a comment!
  • I Heart Kroger: Kroger Spin to Win Instant Game; I had a hard time figuring out which was the correct link to the Kroger site, so just click here to go directly to Kroger.  There are 4 pages of P&G ecoupons you can load to your Kroger card.  But!  Before you start loading everything, remember that a 50-cent paper coupon will double, a 50-cent ecoupon will NOT double!  I loaded several $1 and $0.75 coupons to my card, but did not add anything with a 50-cent or less face value!
  • Money Saving Madness: Free Renuzit Cones at Walmart; this deal was posted months ago and I still think it's kind of sketchy.  There is a coupon (get it here) for Renuzit Super Odor Neutralizer, the coupon shows a bottle of spray, but they manufacture an air freshener cone with the same name.  I say, yes the coupon will probably scan without a beep.  I also say that I am not going to be taking advantage of this deal.  If I use this coupon, it'll be for the spray and not the cone.  But, that's just me.
  • My Litter: Why I Love Moms; if this one doesn't make you tear up a little....I can't believe they make the kids walk/bike to school!  I don't know if our school system even allows this anymore!  Sorry, no coupon news in this one, just a really nice story!
  • MoJo Savings: Coupons in September Magazines; ok, confession time.  I am (whoopsie! typo!) tend to impulse buy magazines at the checkout.  Now, I can feed my coupon addiction at the same time!
  • MoJo Savings: $100 off a $200 Purchase at Lane Bryant; this is for an online deal, but saving $100 is an awesome thing to pass along!
Ok, so these are only part of the great things I read from yesterdays emails.  But, it's time to get Monday started and get my Kindergartener up and ready for school.  I slept in this morning and now I am feeling the time crunch!  More great coupon stuff to come later today!