Saturday, September 6, 2008

There is a Money Back guarantee on Gillette Venus Embrace razor up to $11.99 Use it for 14 days and if you're not satisfied, send the original UPC, cash tape with price circled, a 3x5 card with Name, address and zip and reason for dissatisfaction to:
Venus Embrace Guarantee Offer #5400-611
Box 753525El Paso, TX 88575-3525 (expires 1/31/09)

You can also Print out the form for "Love it or Your Money Back Guarantee" on Arm & Hammer Plus Oxi Clean Detergent. (12/31/08)

Remember, you may be happy with the product, but not the packaging or the price, etc.

Couponing 101

I have only been couponing for just over a month. My mom saw a tv segment and then she set me in the direction to find out what was going on. Between my sister and myself, we did some research to see how we could save all the money that everyone else was saving. I set a goal to save $50 that me, that would be worth my time and effort., I saved $50 in my first shopping visit!!!! How do you do it? FIRST, get organized.....there are many ways to organize your coupons from shoeboxes to accordian files. I am going to share with you what I use and it is up to you if you want to try it or not. I use what they call a "binder" method. I wanted something that I could put in my purse, so I chose a 5x7 size. In this binder I have dividers that are labeled such as: beverages, snacks, cereals, canned goods, hygiene, paper products, health and nutrition, baby products, pets, get the idea. After each divider, there is a plastic holder that is two sided and I can slide my coupons into. I found this to be much easier than an accordian file when I was in the store looking for a particular coupon.
SECOND, clip EVERY coupon that you come across, even if you don't think you will use it in a million years!!! There are the occasional deals that will pop up where you can make money (ex: the Robitussin deal that I posted about earlier). Also, you can always stick them into an envelope marked "Trade" and you can trade these with other couponers that can use them. Some coupons may be for a free can of cat food......what if you don't have a cat? It's FREE......get it and donate it to the Humane Society or shelter or someone that you know that does have a cat.
That should give you a start to being on your way to saving money. Watch this Sunday's paper since there are supposed to be 4 coupon inserts. Don't let your family, friends, co-workers throw out their coupons!!!!

Make a $7 Profit at Walgreens Starting Sunday

The profit-making Robitussin deal begins on Sunday at Walgreens. You purchase 3 Robitussin cough syrups, you use 3 of the $3 coupons printed on their site and you will pay $2.97 and a $10 Register Reward will pop out, leaving you with $7 profit!!! I suggest you print off the $3 coupons you want now. Robitussin has had the link to the $3 coupon on their website for years, and does not restrict the number of times you can register and print it. Print what you need personally while it is offered by the sponsor. Then you know it is totally legit. It will have your name and the date you printed it. The security code doesn't change in my experience.

Walmart Stuff a Puppy Event

Walmart customers get to stuff their own Cottonelle Puppy to take home in this Freebee Event on Saturday, September 6. Just enter your zipcode to find out if this cute and cuddly event is coming to a Walmart near you. I don't see a time for the event posted, but I'm guessing that the puppies will be flying out of there, so try visiting in the morning. It also would be a good idea to call your Walmart to confirm they are having the event and find out what time it starts.

First Week of School

The first week of school has come to a close. We have survived and are starting to get our first cold. Yes, I say "we" because once my son brings it home, we will all get it!!!! Jake goes to a very small public school. It reminds me of "Hoosiers" and yes, it really is in the middle of a corn field!! We are both used to small schools, however. I attended a school where we had a graduating class of 48!!!! My husband graduated the next year with about 70 or so. I only have experience with the elementary school and so far there have been two teachers for each grade. Jake is a great student and he is lucky that things come fairly easy to him. He can be quite the little stinker at home, but I guess when he is at school he just wants to "please" his teacher so much that he does what she asks...........the FIRST time!!!!! His 1st grade teacher decided to move to 2nd grade so she took her entire class with her. I am a little concerned with him becoming too comfortable with her and starting to act up, but we will could be a long year!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Disney Outlet Clearance

At the Outlet you will find a ton of great deals such as: flip flops for $1.99, PJ Pals for $4.99 and adorable Jersey bags for $7.99, not to mention t-shirts, beach towels and toys. Stretch your budget by doing some holiday shopping or think of birthdays for next year.

First Great Deal! it is for my first Great Deal.....I stumbled into Walgreen's yesterday to do some deals with my coupon binder. My daughter, Jaise loves going there because the carts are so small that she can actually push one (barely....but she can do it)!!! So, she has to go down every aisle and usually we zip through them but this particular day, my eyes were drawn to a bright orange sticker that said "clearance $15.49". It was a Magic Bullet that was originally $59.99!!!!!! Now....I already have one of these nifty little things and so does my mom, brother and sister. However, at that price, I had to pick up two of them!!! I haven't decided if they are going to go on my list of gifts to give for the holidays or if I will try to sell it and make a profit. I don't always find deals this good, but you can be assured that when I do, you will know about it. Hopefully there are still a few out there for you to grab!

Great Gift Idea

Below are a few examples of photos that I have taken over the years. I can take any photo you have and turn it to black and white and leave a certain item in color. Contact me for pricing information if you are interested. If you live close enough, I can do a photo shoot for you with all of your photos on a cd for YOU to develop!!!

Holiday Gifts