I post this on Whattoexpect and I decided to post it all here too!!
Money Saving Tips
So last week I suggested planting a small garden or herbs, and line drying your clothes and I wanted to update you guys that we just got our electric bill for last month and we saved $40 from keeping the air off and not using the dryer as often!! I also just started not using our washing machine which was a great idea from a poster! So I hope to see more of a saving next month!
This week I'd like to help get everyone started on couponing! Depending on where you live coupons can be a great money saving idea! I have talked to a few women that live in rural areas and only get to shop once a week or so and couponing really isnt worth the time and energy for them so they find other ways to cut back. This will be a several week learning process so I will break it up!
FIRST! Start saving the coupon inserts from your Sunday paper. My suggestion is to save the whole insert instead of clipping. Second keep the grocery store sales pages and watch for sales. You will only want to use coupons for items that are on sale to save the most money. You can use a blog like dealseekingmom.com, afullcup.com, and if your in the south southernsavers.com. Keep in mind there are HUNDREDS! of blogs that will give you coupon matchups to the best sale ads for grocery stores to Target and Walmart just find one that works best for where you live. Afullcup.com has grocery stores for every region! This should help you get started! Next week Ill talk about using CVS and Walgreens to your advantage!
Diapers, Formula, Baby food
Rite aid is having a sale on Huggies so if u buy a pack you get $3 back in a rebate check. Huggies Big packs are on sale for 19.99 at Publix till Wednesday in some areas. My boxes are 19.99 all the time so this isn't that great of a deal.Huggies Big packs are 19.99 at Kmart and if you buy $40 worth you'll get a $10 mfg in-store coupon this deal starts Tuesday. Huggies Big packs are 19.99 at Target as well and jumbos are 9.99. Remember with Huggies you can send your reciepts into Caregivers Marketplace for .75 a pack and you will need to send in 5 reciepts at a time.Pampers are 8.99 when you buy 3 this week. This is a good Pampers deal if you have 1.50 coupons. Pampers Megas are 15.99 at Rite aid. Remember to print out your $5 off $25 coupon! Buy 2 packs use $1 off coupons for both and your 5 off $25 for a pretty good deal! Pampers Jumbos are 2 for 18.99 at CVS. Pampers boxes are 19.99 at Kroger. Luvs megas are 9.99 at Kroger and like the Huggies deal buy 3 and get $3 off. This isn't that great of a deal for Luvs since these were just 6.99 at Target a week ago.
CVS brand Megas are $9.99, Walgreens jumbos and wipes are buy one get one 50% off. I have to tell you though the Walgreens brand wipes are rough and not kind to the behind!
Earth's Best Organic is buy on get one free at Publix through Wednesday and Gerber stage 2 are .79! I think the .79 is actually a price change now not just a sale but I could be wrong. If you have Food Lion in your area print off a few of their $1 off Gerber foods coupon and make .21 cents on each one! Gerber 2nd foods are also 10 for $10 at Kmart.
If you need a good formula deal this week and next week are good times to stock up! Next week CVS has similac and Huggies buy $25 worth get $10 back in ECBs!
This week CVS has Similac on sale for $21.99and Enfamil $23.99. Target similac is $20.99, and Walgreens brand formula is $11.99 with the in ad coupon and up until today you can still buy $25 worth or 2 cans and Destin or J and J body wash and get $10 back!
Coupons and more Freebies!
If you have Kroger remember to load your Cellfire.com and Shortcuts.com coupons as well as coupons for Hollywood movies and others!
Check out coupons.com for new coupons! Wednesday they will load more coupons since it the first of the month!
Try a free sample of Old Spice body wash.
Free sample of Emergen-C Blue.
Save $2 off Zyrtec with this coupon.
Get a medium cup of Caribou Blend coffee from Caribou Coffee for just $1 on Mondays at participating locations. This offer is only valid on Mondays and cannot be combined with any other offer.
Redbox Free Rental Code 3/30/09 Dealseekingmom.com will show you how to use this just click the link to find out more info!!