Monday, December 31, 2012

Coupons this week

So I am using The Krazy Coupon Lady as my teacher right now. This week I got 6 copies of the paper. In the paper this week there was only the Procter and Gamble, also known as the P&G. I have not had a chance to look at all the sales in accordance with the coupons yet. But to give you a run down of what there was in this paper here you are.

P&G Insert
Align $3/1 product
Always $.50/1 30ct+ Pantiliners
Always $.50/1 Pads or Feminine Cleansing Cloth
Always $1/1 12ct+ Infinity including Radiant Infinity
Bounce $.50/1 product
Bounty $.25/1 towels or napkins
Cascade $.25/1
Charmin $.25/1 product
Clairol $1/1 Natural Instincts or Nice ‘n Easy hair color
Clairol $2/1 Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend foam
Covergirl $1/1 Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss excludes accessories
Covergirl $3/2 products excludes accessories
Crest $.50/1 4oz+ toothpaste or liquid gel
Crest $1.50/1 458mL+ Rinse
Crest $10 mail in rebate on 1 7ct 3D White Intensive Professional Effects, 20ct Professional Effects or 4ct 2 Hour Express Whitestrips Valid 12/30-6/30
Dawn $.25/1
Dawn $.50/1 Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi
Downy $1/1 Infusions or Unstopables
Duracell $.50/1 CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo, Lithium or Specialty batteries excludes 1ct
Duracell $1/1 rechargeable batteries, charger or 6pk+ hearing aid batteries excludes 1ct
Duracell/Hasbro $5/both 8pk+ CopperTop or 6pk+ Ultra Power batteries AND Monopoly Electronic Banking Game
Febreze $.50/1 car vent clip or Set & Refresh starter kit
Febreze $2/2 car vent clips or Set & Refresh starter kits
Fixodent $.75/1 cleanser
Fixodent $1/1 1.05oz+ adhesive
Gillette $1/1 Fusion ProGlide shave prep or Fusion ProSeries skin care
Gillette $1/2 deodorants or body washes
Gillette $5 off ProGlide razor when you buy 4ct+ cartridge or disposable
Hasbro $5/1 Scrabble Catch Phrase or Taboo game
Head & Shoulders $2/2 products
Herbal Essences/Aussie $1/1 product
Ivory/Safeguard $1/2 personal cleansing products excludes Ivory dish & laundry
Luvs $1.50/2 bags or 1 box diapers
Metamucil $1/1 product
Olay $1/2 bath bars, body washes or in-shower body lotions excludes Simply Olay
Olay $2/1 Total Effects facial moisturizers or Age Defying Series facial moisturizer
Olay $2/2 Daily Facials, facial moisturizers or facial cleansers excludes Pro-X, Regenerist, Total Effects and Age Defying Series
Olay $3/1 Regenerist facial moisturizer or facial hair removal duo
Old Spice $1/2 products
Oral-B $.50/1 35m+ Glide floss or 30ct+ Glide floss picks
Oral-B $.75/1 Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete or $.75/2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrushes
Pampers $.50/1 60ct+ wipes
Pampers $2/2 bags or 1 box diapers or pants
Pantene $3/2 products
Pepto $.50/1 product
Prilosec OTC $1/1 product
Puffs $.25/3 singles or 1 3pk+
Scope $.50/1 750mL+ mouthwash
Secret $2/2 Outlast or Scent Expressions excludes .5oz
Swiffer $.50/1 refill or Dust & Shine
Swiffer $5/1 WetJet starter kit or SweeperVac starter kit
Tampax $.50/1 18ct+
Tampax $1/1 16ct+ Pearl or Radiant including Compak
Tide $1.50/1 detergent excludes PODS
Tide $1/1 Washing Machine Cleaner or Boost
Venus $5/both razor AND refill pack excludes disposables
Vicks $1.50/1 Nature Fusion excludes VapoDrops and ZzzQuil
Vicks $1/1 product excludes VapoDrops and ZzzQuil

Saturday, December 29, 2012

What I got myself

So several months ago I could not find my camera and I was missing timeless pictures of my children's lives that I knew I would never get back. I spoke with my husband and we agreed that I could get me a better camera than the one I had lost. I wanted something that was not to big to take around as I do have four children and yet took good quality pictures so I did not have to take them to the portrait studio every 3 months. So after lots of research I found this, and got a wonderful deal. If you are looking for a new camera I would most definitely suggest this one.

Let's start with policies

So there are several options for places for me to shop at around here so let's learn what all their policies are.
Ok first I'm going to name all the major stores in the area: Walmart, Target, Kmart, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, The Fresh Market, Gordon's Food and Butcher Shop, Whole Foods, and Dollar Tree.
in a small section on the side it says their policy
"We double manufactures couponsup to and including $0.60. If like items are purchased with multiple coupons, we will double the first coupon and give face vaule for the remaining coupons. If doubling a coupon should exceed the retail value of an item, we will deduct the retail value of the item only. We give no money back on coupon purchases. All manufacturers coupons are taxable."

The Fresh Market
When I contacted them last this is what I received though its been a while so I sent an email seeing if there was any change.
"In answer to your question about our coupon policy, we accept all manufacturer coupons with bar codes and we rarely offer any store coupons since we have regular specials.  We do not double coupon values, price match, or accept competitor coupons.  There is no limit to the amount of coupons you may use per visit, but our registers will give the cashier a message that the coupon limit has been reached after two coupons.  The cashiers can override this message and you can continue checking out as normal.  Additionally, I would highly recommend viewing our Inspirations publication, signing up to receive our weekly Fresh Ideas newsletter, and becoming our Facebook friend to be aware of all current specials (see links below).  One of our great deals for June is Ground Beef and Ground Chicken for 2.99/lb on Tuesdays.  

Thank you for your email and thanks for supporting our Memphis store.


Andrea Smith
Customer Loyalty Specialist
The Fresh Market, Inc.

Gordon's Food and Butcher Shop
I'm going to have to contact them to find out what their's is.

Whole Foods
this is what I got when I contacted them

"Thanks for your interest in shopping our store. In reference to our coupon policy, we accept all manufacturers and all store coupons. You are allowed to use both manufacturers and store coupon at the same time for the same item. In addition you can use one manufacturers coupon and one store coupon (together) for each item in a case, in addition to the case discount. For example, if you buy a case of 12 you can give us 12 manufacturers coupon and 12 store coupon, and get the 10% discount on top of that. Isn't that marvelous, now why would you not want to shop with us :). 
I hope I have answered your question satisfactorily and I look forward to you shopping with us.
Grace Lewis
Customer Service Team Leader
Whole Foods Market Poplar"

Next step, tomorrow get coupons.

Well now I have a new goal

So we went on a vacation, had some birthdays, holidays, and everything else. It was wonderful. But now it's back to real life. Yes there are two more birthdays coming, but other than that it drs visits, budgeting, cooking, and everything else just like I always have.
Well now quite like I always have. First off my budget has been slashed majorly which is not ideal for anyone, but ESP not a family our size with the diet requirements we have. Second off T is back to school which is more travel, and gas is on the rise again. Then last but not least my computer was recently destroyed on my birthday by G. So there are a couple of things that are going to have to change.
My new task I'm going to try my hand at (again) is to coupon. When we live in NC it was fairly easy. Harris Teeter down the road that always doubled, would triple, and sometimes super double. Then there was also the fact that at the time there was no allergies, and as they started getting added I started slacking off. Now here in MS the rules are different and I'm not sure what I'm going to come across. So I'm going to try and learn and share what neat things I find out along the way with you guys.