Some of you may have seen the show ‘Hoarders’ or ‘Extreme Couponing’ and thought ‘That is ridiculous, I am NOT going to be like one of those people! Well, you don’t have to be! Remember, these are EXTREME cases-that is how they got on TV!! While there are some people who give couponing and stockpiling a bad reputation, the principles of it still work. It is really up to you how much you save, or how involved you want to get in cutting your monthly expenses so dramatically. Here are some basics on stockpiling and the benefits.
How Stockpiling Cuts Your Expenses.
When you stock up on the items that are on sale, free, or by using coupons can get ‘super’ cheap, you will not have to go and buy them later for full price.
This is very beneficial for packaged foods, dry foods, canned food, and pantry items that have expiration dates that last longer. It is also beneficial for beauty items, make-up, personal care items, and household items.
If you are a planner, and are aware of the amounts of items you and your family uses regularly, this will help you determine how much to buy.
John Frieda Shampoo and Conditioner with sale and coupons=$.50 (this is common)
I have 4 girls in the house who use shampoo and conditioner. We use 4 bottles a month.
If I buy 12 bottles, I will not have to buy shampoo or conditioner for 3 months! That will save me $15-$20 a month!
Imagine doing that with SEVERAL items!
This is how your expenses begin to decrease
It doesn’t happen immediately, but it will happen. it generally takes about 3 months to see a significant difference. Once you get a good stockpile of the many items you were used to paying full price or sale price for, you will need to shop less and less. Then you can spend less, or use the same money and buy more of the things you cannot stockpile as inexpensive like milk, produce, and meat.
You can also use the money to pay bills, save, or do something fun!
If your goal is to save money and stop spending so much at the grocery store, Target and Wal Mart, this will help you. I still shop at all those stores, but I get WAY more and spend WAY less!!
If you watched TLC Extreme Couponing show, and want to know if it is possible…YES….and NO. The women(and men) on the shows that buy tons of stuff and pay hardly any money actually spend HOURS of time planning and BUYING coupons online. It is not a representation of a ‘typical’ coupon shopper. Using coupons can help you DRAMATICALLY cut your grocery and household budget, and actually be able to get MORE items than you have ever been able to buy. Then you can maintain your spending at a lower amount and be able to use your money for other expenses or FUN stuff!!
It doesn’t happen overnight, but once you learn the basics and do it for a couple months, it gets easier and your savings get BIGGER!
Every Other Thursday night I teach a FREE Couponing Class. The next class is April 28, 2011
The class is held at –
Family Community Church
6331 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
I teach how to get started, how to cut, organize and use your coupons to maximize your savings. We also break off in groups for questions and answers, one on one assistance, and just a great time sharing and learning from each other. There are always new people coming and getting started, and thanks to Family Community Church, the basic class is FREE.
Even if you are an experienced couponer, please come! There are many people that you can help and encourage! Plus during the workshop time you can cut yor coupons, organize, and plan shopping trips with the information we share with each other!!
Email me if you have ANY questions..Diana@pantryoverflow.com
If you are unable to attend, I also teach classes for other groups at churches, homes, or individuals. Email me for more information .
Here are the best deals this week at Foods Co!
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Sweet White Corn 3 for $0.99
Green Bell Peppers 3 for $0.99
Broccoli Crowns $0.78 lb.
White Mushrooms 1 lb. $1.98 each
Foster Farms Chicken or Turkey Franks $0.98 each
Farmland Sliced Cooked Ham 16 oz. $2.98
Use: $0.75/1 Select Farmland Deli Meats, exp. 5-21-11 (SS 04/17/11)
Bar S Hot Links 24 oz. $3.98
Use: $1/2 Bar-S Product printable
= $3.48 each wyb 2
Barilla Pasta 12-18 oz. $0.98
Hamburger Helper 7.2 oz. $0.98 each
Use: $0.75/3 Hamburger Helper Product, exp. 6-11-11 (SS 04/17/11)
= $0.73 each wyb 3
Michelina’s Frozen Entrees 4-8 oz. $0.88
Use: $1/5 Michelina’s Entrees printable
= $0.68 each wyb 5
Select Post Cereals 11-14 oz. $1.88
Use: $3/4 Post Pebbles Cereal (Future Savings) printable
=: $1.13 each wyb 4
Colgate Toothpaste 6.4 oz. $1
Use: $1/1 Select Colgate Toothpastes, exp. 5-30-11 (ALL YOU Apr ’11)
Stride Gum 14 ct. $0.88
Use: $1/2 Stride Gum Singe Pack, exp. 5-28-11 (SS 04/03/11)
= $0.38 each wyb 2
Surf Powder Detergent $9.98
Use: $2/1 Surf Powder Detergent, exp. 6-28-11 (Peelie)
All Liquid Detergent 25-120 Load $9.98
Use: $1/1 All Laundry Detergent, exp. 5-22-11 (RP 04/10/11)
Thanks to CleverHousewife!
Here are this week’s Best deals at Save Mart! There are actually a lot of really great deals this week. If you see anything I missed, leave a comment!
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sign up on Save Mart’s website for a coupon for $5 off a $50 purchase
3 Day Sale: Fri, Sat & Sun
Master Catch 2 lb Bag Raw Shrimp $3.99
Nabisco Cookies $1.99
Week Long Deals
Chicken Leg Quarters, 10 lb bag $.49/lb
Country Style Ribs, Bone-In $1.59/lb
Clementine Cuties Tangerines, 3 lbs $2.97
Use $.55/1 from 4/3 SS
Grape Tomatoes, 1 pt B1G1 Free
Lemons or Limes 10/$1
Tomatillo, Jalapeno, Pasilla or Serrano Peppers $.97/lb
Blackberries B1G1 Free
Nestle Promotion: Buy $20 in Paritcipating Nestle Products, Get $5 off Your Next Shopping Trip
Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine Entrees
Stouffer’s Party Size Entrees $9.99
Use$1/1 from HERE
Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets, DiGiorno Pizza or Flatbread
Use $1.25/1 Pizza & Wyngs or Pizza & Cookies
Skinny Cow Novelties
Buitoni Pesto or Riserva
Nestle Pure Life Water, 24 pk $2.98
Nestle Juicy Juice $2.99
Use $2/4 from HERE
= $2.49 each wyb 4
Buy 2 Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough: $5.98
Buy 1 Nestle Pure Life Water: $2.98
Buy 4 Nestle Juicy Juice: $11.96
Total Before Coupons: $20.92
Use $4 in Coupons and Pay: $16.92
Get $5 off Your Next Order
= $11.92 for everything
Pace Picante Sauce or Salsa 2/$4
Use $.40/2, $.50/2 or $.60/2 from 1/30 RP (exp 4/30) Coupon amt varies by region
= $1.70 each wyb 2
Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce $1.99
Use $1/1 Las Palmas from HERE
KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce $2
Use $.50/1 from 3/13 SS
Idahoan Mashed Potatoes $.98
Use $.75/3 from HERE
=$.75 each wyb 3
Crystal Light Drink Mix 2/$4
Use B2G1 Free from 4/3 SS
= $1.33 each wyb 3
Allegra Children’s Allergy Relief, 4-12 ct $8.99
Use $5/1 from 4/17 RP
Swanson Hungry Man Dinners 2/$5
Use $1/2 from HERE
=$2 each wyb 2
Philadelphia Cooking Creme 2/$5
Use $1.50/1 from 3/6 SS
C&W Vegetables or Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables 2/$3
Use $.75/3 Steamfresh from HERE
Use $1/3 Steamfresh from 3/6 RP or 3/20 SS
Use $.50/2 C&W from 3/20 SS
=$1.17 each wyb 3
Tampico Punch $.99 with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or Mountain Dew, 24 pk $5.99
Use $2/2 from 5/1 Moments to Save Coupon (This Sunday’s Paper)
= $4.99 each wyb 2
SoBe Drinks or Life Water 10/$10
Use $1.50/5 from 5/1 Moments to Save Coupon
= $.70 each wyb 5
Tostitos Tortilla Chips $1.99
Use $1/1 from 5/1 Moments to Save Coupon
Use FREE Pepsi Max, 2 Liter wyb 1 Tostitos Tortilla Chips from 5/1 Moments to Save Coupon
=$.99 for Chips & Soda!
Lay’s Kettle Cooked Chips, Sun Chips, Multrigrain Snacks or Rold Gold Pretzels
Use $2/2 from 5/1 Moments to Save Coupon
Use FREE Sierra Mist, 2-Liter wyb Sunchips AND Kettle Cooked Chips
Banquet Dinners $.77
Use $.50/2 from HERE (use code 63829897)
Final Price: $.52 each wyb 2
Kellogg’s Cereal: Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Honey Smacks, Corn Pops or Apple Jacks $2.49
Use $.70/1 Raisin Bran from HERE
Use $1/2 Corn Flakes from HERE
Use $1/3 variety from HERE
Use $1.50/3 variety from 4/10 RP
Hunt’s Tomatoes, Ketchup, Spaghetti Sauce or Snack Pack Pudding 10/$10
Use B3G1 Free Snack Pack from April All You
= $.75 each wyb
Chef Boyardee Pasta Dinners 10/$10
Use $.50/3 from HERE (use code 63829897)
= $.83 each wyb 3
8-pk Yoplait GoGurt $2
Use $.75/2 from 3/27 SS or 4/17 SS
= $1.63 each wyb 2
Guerrero Tortillas, 80 ct $1.99
Use $1/1 from HERE
Snuggle Fabric Softener $2.99
Use $.75/1 from 4/10 RP
Use $1/1 from HERE
Red Baron Pizza: Thin Crust, Fire Baked or Classic $2.99
See anything I missed? Let me know!
ANOTHER Honest Tea Buy One Get One FREE Coupon!! If you are headed to Raley’s, check for the tearpad on the Honest Tea Display for $1 off 2.
Honest Tea $1 (on sale at CVS or Raley’s most weeks)
Buy 4 Honest Tea
Use 2 Buy One Get One Free Honest Tea Coupons
Use 1- $1 off 2 Honest Tea Coupons
=$1 for 4, or $.25 each!
Here are the Best deals at Safeway this week. Personally, if you only want to go to one store this week, Raley’s is the winner! But, there are a few things that are pretty good at Safeway (especially produce) if you have time to go to both, or if you prefer Safeway!
Sometimes for me it depends on who has my Redbox or Blockbuster Express Movie in stock that I want to see!
View the FULL POST for the complete list!
Seedless Watermelon $3.77 ($4.97 at Raley’s)
Mangos $.33 each ($.50 at Raley’s)
Red Seedless Grapes $.9lb (Wed-Sunday only)
Kiwi $.33 each
Red Yellow, or White Onions $.99lb
Zucchini or Yellow Squash $.99lb
Buy One Get One Free Boneless Pot Roast $4.49lb
=$2.24lb after sale
Ground Beef 93% $2.99lb
Johnsonville Smoked Sausage or Bratwurst $2.99
Pork Shoulder $1.49lb
Cheez Its $1.49 Wed-Saturday only Limit 4
Use $1 off Baby Swiss Cheez-its
Kraft Salad Dressing 14-16oz. $.99 (Wed-Sat only) Limit 2
$1 off 2 4/10 Smart Source
IN AD COUPON DEALS-
To get the In Ad Coupon Deals, you need the coupon from the Safeway ad. You can use the one you got in the mail, or you can pick up a copy at the Customer Service center inside the store. You can use ONE manufacuter coupon per item and a Safeway Ad Coupon together!
Mission Soft Taco Flour Tortillas $.99 with in ad coupon
2 Liter 7up and A&W $.79 with in ad coupon
Safeway Salsa 24oz. $1.79 with in ad coupon
Ore Ida Frozen Potatoes $1.99 with in ad coupon
Use $1 off 2 4/3 Smart Source
off Ore Ida Sweet Potato Fries from Safeway Frozen Food Coupon Book
Silk Milk $2.49
$1 off from 4/10 SS
Lysol Cleaners $1.99 with in ad coupon
Use $1/2 from 4/17 SS or printable
Well, I am extremely pleased with Raley’s E-Coupons today! I printed out the $1 off Bagel Bites coupons, and with the $2 Bagel Bites at Raley’s these will be $1!! You do have to buy 2 or more!
Also, the Free item(s), are Smuckers Snack Waffles, JIF Peanut Butter, and Fresh Express Salad Kits when you spend $20!!!! Get your Raley’s E-Coupons here. If your account doesn’t show as many free items as I listed, you may want to change your preferences and update your accound (see here). For the rest of the GREAT Raley’s deals this week, GO HERE!