Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How to Start Couponing

I've had a few friends this week ask how to start

couponing and how I find the bargains. So I thought

I would post how I do it, so bare with me as I explain it

hopefully it will come out so you can understand how I do it.

I will post each process in parts. This way I can try to keep it

in an orderly fashion to help you out.

First and foremost you have to get organized when doing this.

You will need to have them filed away correctly so when you find an

item in the weekly grocery ad you can go right to it, instead of wasting an

hour looking for it in piles of coupons in corners of your house.

There are 4 ad's that I look through weekly:





(and Target for movies that are going to be released that week)

then there are weeks that Smith's and Albertson's

will have what I call special ad's

(when they have items marked for good deals) which they had for the last 2 weeks.

Like Smith's had healthy Rozononi pasta for .49 cents

which I had coupon's from Smart Souce 2/$1.00

which made them free

There are 4 circular's that I collect:

Poctor and Gamble

General Mills

Smart Source

Red Plum

You can get them from the Sunday paper, our local paper Tooele Transcript and they come in my mail usually Tuesday's or Wednesday's. I take the Fri, Sat and Sun paper which was $26.00 for 52 weeks which pays for itself with all my savings from the coupons. Also my father and neighbors gives me theirs, so recruit family and friends that throw theirs away. On the circulars they have a date that I file by. Smart source is located on the left side edge of the circular in the middle Red Plum is on the left side at the top Poctor and Gamble put one circular out each month and put it on the top of the front page like : MARCH 2011 General Mills puts theirs in the left side in the middle of the circular Next I make folders with temporary labels (post its are great) with the circular and date written on it Then on the blogs I follow (Coupons 4 Utah) they will post the circular coming out with the products listed. Which I then copy, paste it on my word perfect page and then print them out. I then cut out each of them and tape it to the front of the folder it belongs to. (This will help in the process when your looking for that item that is on sale but you don't know which circular it was in.) I will post the next section in the next few days. Hopefully you'll understand it, if not write a comment and let me know what your questions are and then I can address them.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Where's Landon ?

So a few weeks ago our family went down to Las Vegas

for our annual Nascar Race. We take our fifth-wheel trailer

and stay in it for the week. It's right across the race track which is

very exciting. We get to see the race team's come into the track at night

which they call it the hauler parade which is beautiful and exciting to see your team

and others honking their horns and people hooting and haulering as the trucks go by.

So one day I was cleaning and turned around and Landon was gone and out of my

eye I seen the door move and I just starting laughing so hard. He had crawled into

the cabinet that Scott had built in the fall which use to be an empty space below the

entertainment center. So I hurried and got my camera and starting video taping him

playing in the cabinet. He was getting frustrated because he couldn't close the door

from the inside.

Grandma and Grandpa loves taking our little buddy camping.

I just can't wait till this summer when we take him up to our place in Idaho.

What moments of joy will be awaiting us :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011



The following products are off the mix and match
any 10 participating products and then you get
$5.00 instantly at the checkout.

Powerade/Powerade Zero
.39 cents

Bumble Bee Tuna
.49 cents

American Beauty Pasta 16 oz
.49 cents

Rice A Roni/Pasta Roni
.79 cents
Buy 3 Rice-A-Roni and get
1 free Pasta Roni coupon, Red Plum 1-2-11
that comes out .59 cents/4

Sunny D
.89 cents
.25 cents coupon, Smart Source 1-16-11
makes them. .64 cents each

Classico Pasta Sauce
Save $1.00 on Fresh Beef with purchase
of 2 pasta sauces, SS 3-16-11

Nabisco Ritz/Snack crackers
$1.00/2, SS (don't remember the date... sorry)
makes them $1.49 each
they are also on sale at Albertson's for $1.99

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent
$1.00/2, SS 2-13-11
makes them $2.49 each
they are also on sale at Albertson's for $2.99

Hershey Candy (Hershey drops, Reeses , York)
$2.00/2, SS (don't remember the date...sorry)
makes them $1.00 a piece
they are also on sale at Albertson's for $2.49

Pedigree Dog Food
.49 cents
BOGO, Red Plum 3-6-11
Buy 2 get one free, Coupons.com
makes them .25 -33 cents each

you can have Walmart price match them, just
make sure you have your ad when checking

Bargains at Albertson's


Ragu Pasta Sauce
.99 cents when you buy 5
Buy 2 get up $1.25 of Pasta,
Red Plum 3-13-11

Propel Fitness Water
.50 cents (wyb5)
$1.00/2 (propel zero, I dont know if the zero is on sale)
Smart Source 2-13-11
makes them FREE

Kraft American Singles
$2.49 (wyb5)
.55 cents off, SS 2-13-11

Oscar Mayer Carving Board, Deli Shaved
$2.49 (wyb5)
$1.00 Carving Board, SS 1-23-11
makes them $1.49 each

Arm & Hammer Liquid Detergent
$2.99 (wyb5)
$1.00/2, SS 2-13-11
makes them $2.49 each
(this is also $2.99 at Smith's this week)

Hershey's Regular Pouches (Reeces pieces, Almond Joy, York)
$2.49 (wyb5)
$2.00 coupon (can't remember what SS circular it came out of...sorry)
(this is also on sale at Smith's for $1.99, these would be good for EASTER)
makes them $1.94

Nabisco Ritz Crackers/Crackerfuls
$1.99 (wyb5)
$1.00/2 (SS?)
makes them $1.49

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Daily Visits

Well I tried posting our trip to Las Vegas but the blogger site just keeps
shutting down so I will later be trying to update my blog.

I make my daily visits to my favorite blogging sites.

Some are family or friends that have unique or funny stories that
have been going on in their lives.

Some are my thrifty blogs (grocery or free deals), some are my
crafty bloggers (that make crafts or make over furniture or other items),
and some are my home improvement bloggers (who are constantly updating
their homes with improvements or decor).

I can't imagine my daily life not being connected to the outside world. I
know it keeps me more positive about doing things in my daily life. I hardly
talk to many people during the day, they are usually at work or doing their
errands that they need to get done for the day.
So visiting my blogs is alot of mental therapy and making me feel connected
to the outside world.

Facebook is another media outlet for me. There it is enjoyable to just see
what several family/friends are doing for the day and to just add a comment
and talk to them for a moment is truly a blessing.

Now on the other hand some days I don't get as productive as I should be ....I
guess I could look at it as therapy because I'm not in the louney bin yet ...laugh....

So to all the bloggers out there ....THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU SHARE WITH ME AND

for me.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Deals of the week

This are the free deals for a few weeks that I finally gathered
up an posted. Everyday I am going to do it but never
get around to it.

Sun Drop free coupon in Sunday's paper
2 Challenge butter from Coupons.com 2.00 (1.97 walmart)
Free sample of ONE cat food - free offer
Free sample of One dog food - free offer
Fiber one cereal and fiber bar - Included in Sunday's paper
MegaRed - free offer
Vaseline lotion - free offer
Muscle Milk - free offer
3 Tide - 1.00 coupons from Proctor & Gamble (.97 trial size walmart)
3 Secret deordants - 1.00 coupons from P & G (.97 trial size walmart)
3 Gain dishwashing soaps - 1.00 coupons from P & G (.97 walmart)
Whiskas cat treats - on sale for .50 cents at Smith (walmart match)
2/1.00 coupon, sorry I opened 1 already
Free egg beaters - free coupon
Alpo Buy one get one free
EAS free offer (free up to 3.98, and a 4 pk was 4.38)
Alot of people don't cash in their Buy One Get One (BOGO) free offers or coupons
you are getting both items 1/2 off. I take advantage of all my BOGO coupons I can,
items that I use everyday. It is not thrifty if your not going to be using the item or
never do.