Saturday, April 16, 2011

Papa John's Coupon

Last night we ordered Papa John's pizza because there was NO WAY I was cooking dinner after doing my taxes all day!
They must have known that because they are running a tax special - for pizza, who knew?
Get a large 4 topping pizza for $10.40 from 4/15 - 4/18
Coupon Code TaxDay11

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Winn Dixie Deals

I was matching up coupons last night and came across some Winn Dixie Deals I wanted to share.
These are only a few to get you started.

Check out their Ad
Buy any 6 participating Totino’s Pizzas, 9.8-10.9 oz, 6 for $10.00 and get the listed items below FREE:
* $1/5 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza Products
*$1/5 Totino’s Party Pizza Products 1/30/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/23/2011)
*$1/5 Totino’s Party Pizza Product 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/11/2011)
*$0.50/3 Totino’s Party Pizza Product 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/11/2011)
*$1/5 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza Products 2/13/2011 GM Insert (exp 5/7/2011)
*$0.50/3 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza products 2/13/2011 GM Insert (exp 5/7/2011)
*$0.75/2 Totino’s Pizza 1/30/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/23/2011)
FREE Farm Rich mozzarella sticks, 10 oz
*$0.75/1 Farm Rich Product 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
FREE Hawaiian Punch fruit juicy red, 64 oz
FREE Lindy’s Italian Ice, 6.6 oz
FREE Little Debbie snacks, 10.5-16 oz

Buy any 2 Pantene shampoo or conditioner, 25.4 oz, 2 for $11.98 and get the listed items FREE
* $1/2 Pantene Product 4/3/2011 P&G Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
* $0.50/1 Herbal Essences or Pantene Hair Care 3/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/15/2011)
FREE Gillette foamy shave cream, 11 oz
* $1/1 Gillette Fusion Shave Prep Product 4/3/2011 P&G Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
FREE Oral-B indicator toothbrush, 1 ct
* $2/1 Oral-B Products 4/3/2011 P&G Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
FREE Secret invisible solid deodorant, 2.6 oz
* $3/3 Olay and Secret Products 4/3/2011 P&G Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
FREE TopCare cotton squares, 160 ct

FREE Beggin’ Strips dog treats, 5-6 oz when you buy Purina Little Bites dry dog food, 4 lb bag
* $1/2 Purina Beggin’ Products 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/20/2011)
* $1/2 Purina Beggin’ Product 2/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/20/2011)
*B1G1 Purina Busy WYB Purina Beggin’ 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/24/2011)

*FREE Hamburger Helper, 4.4-8.8 oz when you buy chub pk ground beef, 16 oz
* $0.75/3 Hamburger, Tuna, or Chicken Helper 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/14/2011)

FREE Nabisco Snak-Saks cookies, 8 oz when you buy CapriSun, 10 pk
FREE Tyson steak or chicken strips, 6 oz when you buy Dole Creamy Garlic Caesar or Light Caesar bagged salad kit, 10 oz
* $1/1 Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Fillets/Strips
* $1/1 Tyson Bagged Breaded Chicken Strips 1/30/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
* $1/1 Tyson Bagged Breaded Chicken Strips 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
Arm & Hammer laundry detergent, 46 load powder, BOGO save up to $5.49 on 2
* $1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Product 4/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)

Butterball smoked turkey sausage, 14 oz or variety pk or turkey bacon, 12 oz, BOGO save up to $3.59 on 2
*$0.55/1 Butterball Product 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/17/2011)
*$0.75/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon 4/3/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Duncan Hines cake mix, 18.25 oz, BOGO save up to $2.29 on 2
* B1G1 Duncan Hines Premium Cake Mix wyb (2) Frosting or Glazes 4/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/30/2011)

McCormick grinders, .85-2.12 oz, BOGO save up to $2.99 on 2
*$1/1 McCormick Product 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)

Quaker, 12 oz instant grits, 18 oz old fashioned or quick oatmeal, 8.4-8.7 Chewy granola bars, 14-16 oz Cap’n Crunch, 15 oz Life or 16 oz Oatmeal squares cereal, BOGO save up to $4.99 on 2

* $1/1 Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
* $1/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Oats 1/2/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011) * $0.75/2 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/7/2011)

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Top 7 Things I Always Buy Generic


Oatmeal - I'm amazed that Quaker Oats has been in business as long as they have. Sure, I can understand buying the brand name flavored stuff, or the cereal and cereal bars they make, but plain rolled oats? Who buys Quaker Oats unless it's on sale AND they have a coupon?


Bleach - Clorox is another brand that I'm surprised has managed to make a name for itself. Bleach is bleach people. Save your money!

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Prescriptions & OTC Medications - I've never noticed a difference between brand name and generic. Have you?

Old Gas Pump

Gas - The only time I was tempted to go to a gas station that wasn't the cheapest was after the BP oil spill. I always buy the cheapest option at the cheapest gas station.

North market produce

Produce - Again, how did Dole make a name for itself? Fruits and vegetables are what they are. The only time I may pay more for one type of produce over another is for organic fruits and veggies that are found to be super high in chemicals when they aren't grown organically (i.e. - berries). The same goes for salt, rice and anything else that just is what it is.

Green Trash Bins

Trashbags - I've seen lots of commercials where the cheap garbage bags fail, but I've never experienced it. Until I do, I'll stick with the cheap stuff.

You are here - T-shirt

Tshirts - Some types of clothing, I believe, are worth paying more for, for functional reasons. Tshirts are not one of those for me. Plus, why should I pay more for some brand that I'm going around advertising for? If you want me to walk around with your brand name plastered all over my shirt, you should be paying me, not the other way around.

What do you always buy generic?

Top 7 Things I Never Buy Generic

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Coffee - I'm totally spoiled when it comes to coffee. It's the one vice I have left. I quit smoking, I'm dieting, and I'm not drinking, because I'm dieting. I'm a total coffee snob. When I'm out, I'll drink Starbucks. I would rather get a caffeine withdrawal migraine than drink  that burnt tasting stuff from McDonald's or Dunkin Donuts. I can only drink fresh coffee. The stuff that's been sitting around in a pot for awhile just isn't worth it.

Dish Detergent - When it comes to the dishwasher, the only brand that's ever worked consistently for me is Cascade powder. The gels seem to not get stuff clean enough for me and ever other powder I've tried seems to leave a film. When it comes to handwashing dishes, I try to always buy Dawn. I'm a sucker when it comes to animals, and I just think it's awesome how much money they've invested into helping with oil spill cleanups. 
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Paint - When we moved into our new home we quickly learned that it's cheaper and SO much easier to paint once with the good stuff than 3 or 4 times with the "cheap" stuff.

Razors - My skin is super sensitive. There's no point in shaving with a generic razor for me.

Shower head

Conditioner - While I have no problem buying the cheapest shampoo I can get, I have really thick, wavy hair that needs a good conditioner. It doesn't have to be the $20 a bottle stuff, but White Rain just ain't gonna cut it on my hair.

Sand bucket and flip flops

Flip Flops - There is nothing more annoying than a broken flip flop. Enough said. 

Jeans - Okay, maybe the only thing more annoying than a broken flip flop is a zipper that all of the sudden won't stay up.

What do you never buy generic?

Coupon Insert Preview for 4/17

SmartSource (SS 04/17/11)

B1G1 Air Wick 100% Natural Propellant Spray, exp. 5-29
$1.50/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Compact Refill, exp. 5-29
$4/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kit, exp. 5-29
B2G1 Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Refill, exp. 5-29
$4/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kit, exp. 5-29
$3/2 Aveeno Active Naturals, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Aveeno Active Naturals, exp. 5-31
$0.75/1 Ban Solid, exp. 6-4
$5/1 Bausch & Lomb Alaway Eye Drops, exp. 6-30
$1/1 Bausch & Lomb Opcon-A Eye Drops, exp. 6-30
$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, exp. 6-11
$1/1 Biz Product, exp. 5-29
$1.50/1 Biz Product, exp. 5-1
$1/1 Brita Bottle, exp. 6-26
$1/1 Brita Multipack Filters, exp. 6-26
$4/1 Select Brita Systems, exp. 6-26
$0.75/1 Desitin Product, exp. 6-26
$1/2 EarthWise Entirely Natural Premium Item, exp. 5-31
$2/1 Enfamil or Enfagrow Large Size Powder, exp. 5-31
$1/2 Farmland Breakfast Sausage Links, exp. 5-31
$0.75/1 Select Farmland Deli Meats, exp. 5-21
$1/1 Farmland Hickory Smoked Bacon, exp. 5-21
$1/2 Farmland Sausage Rolls, exp. 5-31
$0.50/1 Fiber One Cereal, exp. 5-28
$0.40/1 Finish Dishwasher Cleaner, exp. 6-12
$0.55/1 Finish Turbo or Jet-Dry Rinse Agent, exp. 6-12
$0.75/1 Finish Powerball or Gelpac, exp. 5-22
$1/1 Finish Quantum, exp. 5-22
$0.75/1 Cheerios Cinnamon Burst, exp. 5-28
$0.50/1 Godiva Chocolate Bar or Godiva Gems, exp. 5-31
$0.40/1 Green Giant Frozen Bagged Vegetables, exp. 6
$0.75/3 Hamburger Helper Product, exp. 6-11
$0.40/1 Johnny Cat Liner Bags or Litter, exp. 12-31
$0.50/1 Johnson Baby or Natural Product, exp. 6-26
$1/1 Jose Ole Product, exp. 6-30
$1/1 Select Kraft or Cracker Barrel Products, exp. 6-12
$1/1 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese Dinner, exp. 5-17
$1/2 Lighthouse Product, exp. 7-31
$1/1 Select Listerine or Reach Kids Items, exp. 12-31
$0.50/1 Listerine Mouthwash, exp. 12-31
$0.50/1 Select Listerine or Plax Items, exp. 12-31
$2.50/2 Select Listerine or Reach Products, exp. 12-31
$1/1 Select Listerine or Reach Products, exp. 12-31
$1/1 Select Listerine Mouthwashes, exp. 12-31
$1/1 Listerine Zero Mouthwash, exp. 12-31
$3/1 Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System Kit, exp. 5-17
$0.55/1 Maxwell House Product, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Oreo Fudge Cremes, exp. 5-16
$1/1 Ritz Crackerfuls Filled Crackers, exp. 7-10
$1/1 Wheat Thins Crunch Stix, exp. 6-26
$0.75/1 Nature Valley Granola Thins, exp. 6-11
$0.55/1 NatureSweet SunBursts Tomatoes, exp. 6-11
$1.50 off Neosporin AND Band-Aid Product, exp. 6-30
$0.50/1 Neosporin or Band-Aid Product, exp. 6-30
$1/1 Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer, exp. 6-30
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, exp. 7-9
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads, exp. 7-9
$0.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands, exp. 7-9
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls, exp. 7-9
$1/1 Reach by Design Toothbrush, exp. 12-31
$0.75/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil, exp. 5-31
$2/1 Schick Hydro 3 Refill, exp. 5-28
$2/1 Schick Hydro 5 Refill, exp. 5-28
$0.75/1 Schick Hydro Shave Gel, exp. 5-28
$2/1 Schick Intuition Razor or Refill, exp. 5-29
$2/1 Schick Quattro for Women Razor/Refill, exp. 5-29
$1/2 Scotch Brite Greener Clean, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Tena Serenity Pads or Underwear, exp. 7-31
$1/5 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza, exp. 7-9
$0.40/2 Totino’s Rolls Snacks, exp. 7-9
$5/1 VTech Toy, exp. 7-31
$0.50/1 WhiteCastle Microwaveable Burgers, exp. 7-16
$1/1 Woolite Carpet and Upholstery, exp. 5-31
$0.50/1 Yoplait Fiber One Multipack, exp. 6-11
$0.75/2 Yoplait Go Gurt or Trix Multipack, exp. 6-11
$0.60/2 Yoplait Greek Yogurt, exp. 6-11
$1/1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt, exp. 6-11
$0.50/1 Yoplait Yogurt, exp. 6-11
$1/2 Yuban Product, exp. 5-31

SmartSource (SS 04/17/11 #2)

$1/1 Act Bottle, exp. 5-31
$2/1 Act Dry Mouth Bottle, exp. 5-31
$5/1 Allegra, Allegra-D or Children’s, exp. 5-7
$1.50/1 Ascriptin Product, exp. 7-31
$2/1 Benefiber Plus Heart Health Product, exp. 7-16
$1/1 Benefiber Product, exp. 7-16
$1/1 Bufferin Product, exp. 7-31
$0.50/2 Dannon Greek Cups, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Doans Extra Strength Caplets, exp. 7-31
$0.75/1 Excedrin Product, exp. 6-4
$1.50/1 Excedrin Product, exp. 6-4
$1/1 Gas-X Prevention, exp. 7-16
$1/1 Gas-X Product, exp. 7-16
$2/1 Good Nites Jumbo Pack+, exp. 5-14
$0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 5-14
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 5-14
$2/1 Huggies Little Movers/Snugglers, exp. 5-14
$2/1 Huggies Little Swimmers, exp. 5-14
$1/1 Huggies Little Swimmers Sun Care Item, exp. 5-14
$1.50/1 Huggies Pull-Ups, exp. 5-14
$2/1 Keri Lotion, exp. 7-31
$1/1 Kotex U Liners, exp. 5-28
$1/1 Kotex U Pads, exp. 5-28
$1/1 Kotex U Tampons, exp. 5-28
$1/1 Maalox Product, exp. 7-16
$2.50/2 Maalox Product, exp. 7-16
$1.50/1 Mineral Ice Pain Relieving Gel, exp. 7-31
$1.50/1 Myoflex Pain Relieving Cream, exp. 7-31
$2/3 Ortega Product, exp. 6-30
$1/1 Select OxiClean In-Wash Items, exp. 6-30
$2/3 OxiClean Product, exp. 6-30
$1/1 Physicains Formula, exp. 7-31
$3/1 Prevacid 24HR, exp. 5-15
$1/1 Purina Beneful Snackin Slices, exp. 7-17
$2/1 Purina ONE BeyOnd Cat Food, exp. 5-16
$2/1 Purina ONE BeyOnd Dog Food, exp. 5-16
$1/1 Scott Naturals Bath Tissue, exp. 5-29
$0.50/1 Scott Naturals Flushable Wipes, exp. 5-29
$1/6 Scott Naturals Paper Towels, exp. 5-29
$1/2 Spice Island Product, exp. 6-19
$1.50/1 Starbucks Bagged Coffee, exp. 6-30
$3/1 Zaditor Product, exp. 7-31

RedPlum (RP 04/17/11)

$1/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothbrush, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Centrum Adult, exp. 6-30
$2/1 Centrum Ultra Women’s or Men’s, exp. 6-30
$1/1 Crisco Olive Oil, exp. 7-31
$1.25/1 DiGiorno Pizza & Cookies, exp. 6-30
$1.25/1 DiGiorno Pizza & Wyngz, exp. 6-30
$1.50/1 Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee, exp. 5-31
$2/1 Garnier Moisturizer or Cleanser, exp. 7-17
$1.50/1 Goodlife Recipe Food for Cats, exp. 6-11
$1.50/2 Hefty Basics Paper Plates, exp. 7-16
$2/1 i-Cool for Menopause, exp. 6-30
B1G1 Ideal Product, exp. 5-31
$1/2 Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls, exp. 6-15
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal, exp. 5-29
$0.75/1 Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Eggo Waffles, exp. 6-12
$0.70/1 Kellogg’s FiberPlus Cereal, exp. 5-29
$1/2 Kellogg’s FiberPlus Chewy Bars, exp. 6-12
$1/2 Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies, exp. 5-29
$1.50/1 Kibbles’n Bits Dry Dog Food, exp. 6-11
$3/1 L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray, exp. 6-12
$1/1 Select L’Oreal Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 6-12
$1/1 Select L’Oreal Treatment, exp. 6-12
$2/1 L’Oreal Paris Eye Product, exp. 6-12
$2/1 L’Oreal Paris Face Product, exp. 6-12
$1/1 L’Oreal Paris Skincare Product, exp. 6-12
$2/1 L’Oreal Preference, exp. 6-12
$1/1 L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Product, exp. 6-12
$2/1 L’Oreal Sublime Mousse by Healthy Look, exp. 6-12
$3/1 L’Oreal Visible Lift Face Product, exp. 6-12
$0.50/1 Lawry’s Marinade, exp. 5-15
$0.50/1 Lawry’s Spice Blend, exp. 5-15
$1 off Select Marcal Small Steps Items, exp. 5-31
$1 off Morton System Saver II Pellets, exp. 8-14
$1.50/2 Nasoya Product, exp. 7-31
$1/1 Nasoya Super Hummus, exp. 7-31
$5/1 SlimShots Liquid Portion Control, exp. 6-30
$1/2 Zatarain’s Frozen Entree, exp. 6-12
$0.75/2 Zatarain’s Rice Mix, exp. 6-12

RedPlum (RP 04/17/11 #2)

$1.50/2 Bertolli Pasta Sauce, exp. 5-15
$1/1 Cheer Detergent, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Degree for Women Deodorant/Body Mist, exp. 5-15
$1/1 Degree Men Adrenaline Deodorant, exp. 5-15
$1/1 Degree Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, exp. 5-15
$1/1 Era Detergent, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Febreze Product with Gain, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Gain Detergent, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Gain Fabric Softener or Sheets, exp. 5-31
$1/2 Cap’n Crunch Cereal, exp. 8-31
FREE Head & Shoulders Conditioner wyb Shampoo, exp. 5-31
$1.25/2 Select Waverly Paper Items, exp. 8-15
$0.75/1 Hellman’s Product, exp. 5-15
$0.75/2 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, exp. 5-15
B3G1 Iams Canned Dog or Cat Food, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Iams Healthy Naturals Dry Food, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Iams Premium Protection Dry Food, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Iams ProActive Health Dry Food, exp. 5-31
$0.50/2 Select Knorr Products, exp. 5-14
$0.60/2 Lipton Recipe Secrets Product, exp. 5-14
$3/1 Natural Instincts Hair Color, exp. 5-31
$1/1 Nivea Body Lotion, exp. 5-15
$2/1 Nivea Express Hydration Lotion/Gel, exp. 5-15
$3/1 Nivea for Men Body Wash, exp. 5-14
$2 off Nivea for Men Facial/Shave Product, exp. 5-14
$3/1 Olay Regenerist Moisturizer/Cleanser, exp. 5-31
$6/1 Osteo Bi-Flex Product, exp. 5-29
$1/1 Pedigree Jumbone Treats for Dogs, exp. 5-29
$1/1 Pedigree Marrobone Treats for Dogs, exp. 5-29
$1/2 Pop Secret Product, exp. 5-29
$1/1 Rimmel Product, exp. 6-30
$1/1 Scope Mouthwash, exp. 5-31
$1 off Scotties Facial Tissues, exp. 5-14
$0.60/1 Shedd’s Spread Country Crock, exp. 5-15
$1/1 Sundown Vitamin or Supplement, exp. 5-31
$4/1 Zyrtec Product, exp. 5-30
$7/1 Zyrtec Product, exp. 4-24

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Finding Emilie [Book Review]

My Thoughts

Before this book, I had never heard of Émilie du Châtelet, the controversial woman who was a brilliant mathematician of the 18th century who had many lovers, including Voltaire. Sadly, she passed away in her early forties just 6 days after giving birth to her youngest daughter Lili. 

Although Lili herself died at the age of 2, the author, Laurel Corona, has brilliantly divined a creative storyline telling the story of Lili had she lived. In the story, after her mothers death, her father sends her to live with her mother's friend Julie de Bercy and her daughter Delphine. Julie lovingly raises Lili as her own and Delphine and Lili become the closest of friends. 

This pageturner takes place during the time of Enlightenment and right before the French Revolution. Lili must face a conflicting battle within herself between what she has learned in her early years at the convent and the ideas she is exposed to in Julie's Parisan salon. She must choose between pleasing others and discovering who she truly is and where she comes from. 

If you are a lover of 18th century historical fiction, as I am, I think you will really enjoy this book.

Chapter 1 ExcerptReading Guide
From the Back of the Book...

Lili du Châtelet yearns to know more about her mother, the brilliant French mathematician Emilie. But the shrouded details of Emilie's unconventional life -- and her sudden death -- are elusive. 

Caught between the confines of a convent upbringing and the intrigues of the Versailles court, Lili blossoms under the care of a Parisian salonnières as she absorbs the excitement of the Enlightenment, even as the scandalous shadow of her mother's past haunts her and puts her on her own path of self-discovery. 

Laurel Corona's breathtaking new novel, set on the eve of the French Revolution, vividly illuminates the tensions of the times, and the dangerous dance between the need to conform and the desire to chart one's own destiny and journey of the heart. 

Disclaimer - I received this book for my honest opinion, no other compensation was received.

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Extreme Couponing – What They Don’t Show or Tell You!

 Guest Post by Rasha
1. It Takes Time to Coupon
It takes hours of planning to take a $2,000 bill and get it down to $100. Extreme couponing like you see on the TLC show is a part-time or even full-time job in regards to the hours put in.

2. Extreme Couponing Isn’t for Everyone
The average person won’t put in all the time to be an extreme couponer. But if the show got you excited that’s great! Using coupons will save you money. Start off with a goal of saving 10% to 20 % off your grocery bill. As you learn the tricks of couponing you can work on increasing your savings, or find a happy medium where you save plenty but don’t go to the extreme to use every coupon.

3. Extreme Couponers DO Pay for Groceries
You can’t live off extreme couponing. (Unless you want to eat cereal and processed foods all the time). Most coupons aren’t for whole foods. The majority of coupons are for processed foods. Coupons for meats, milk, and fresh produce are rare (though they do happen sometimes, but you can’t count on these coupons regularly). Therefore, even the most extreme of coupon shoppers will still have to pay for these basic necessities to maintain a healthy diet.

4. Free Groceries Aren’t “Free”
It costs couponers more than the $100 for that $2,000 in groceries. In addition to the time investment, many use clipping services which do charge a fee per coupon. That $2,000 grocery shopping trip could cost them as much as 50 cents per coupon but as little as 2 cents. Lets say they got 1,000 items for $2,000. If they paid 10 cents a coupon for 1,000 items that’s an additional 100 dollars in expense. So really it was $200 spent out-of-pocket. Sure, that’s still amazing, but it costs twice as much as what you see on the show.

5. Store Policies Vary
Stores have different coupon policies – the way coupons were allowed at the store on the show may not be the same at your local store, even if it is the same “brand” of store. Some will double or triple coupons, some don’t. Some limit the number of “like coupons,” some don’t. Some will even limit the number of coupons per transaction. Find out your local store’s coupon policy before shopping with coupons. Don’t assume just because you saw it on TV that you can do it too.
6. Extremely Entertaining
The Show is EXTREME couponing…. This isn’t about Saving Sally going to the store and getting $100 in groceries for $55… thats not exciting TV… But that would be exciting for you if you’re trying to budget for your family and pinch pennies. You don’t have to coupon to the extreme to get the savings you need to make the most of your budget.

7. Donating Instead of Hoarding
Some people extreme coupon to help others. While the TLC show has yet to highlight this (it focuses on the hoarding side) there are some extreme couponers that do it for the good of friends or charities. A generous extreme couponer will get 100 boxes of cereal for free then keep 20 for their family and donate 80 to a homeless shelter.

8. Mistakes Do Happen
On the TLC “Extreme Couponing” they make the check-out look nerve wracking but they have yet to show a couponer actually have to deal with mistakes, whether the couponer’s mistake or the cashier’s. In real life check-out mistakes do happen. A couponing shopper may miscalculate a transaction. A cashier may not be well trained in taking coupons. It is important to remember that everyone is human. Be prepared to deal kindly with a cashier overwhelmed by your coupons or to face the embarrassment of having to decide whether to buy or return something that didn’t work out to be a good deal.
9. Extreme Couponing Websites
Learning to use coupon websites does take time and effort. You have to learn the couponing language including all of the common coupon acronyms, names of different types of coupons, and various shopping strategy terms. They make it look easy to get online and instantly know all of the deals, but there will be a learning curve to overcome if you are new to the coupon process.

10. Overnight Success is Unlikely
Some of the extreme couponing subjects shown talk of having used coupons for only the past year or so, whereas most extreme coupon experts did not get to that level overnight, or even within just one year. You can certainly learn the tricks of extreme couponing in less than a year. However, considering sale cycles average every 12 weeks and some coupons are released only around holiday seasons (like baking supplies go on sale plus coupons are released around the Christmas holiday season) it takes at least a year to create a stockpile diverse enough to get to the level of shopping only hot deals and basic fresh items.
Well, now that you’re feeling back to reality, don’t despair! You can learn to use coupons to save big on your grocery bill, whether or not you want to be an “extreme couponer.”

Start with our Learn AFullCup in 10 Steps and you’ll quickly get the hang of coupons and how to use our website to make the most of your savings without having to do all of the work yourself.

The Kitchen Daughter [Book Review]

After the unexpected death of her parents, painfully shy and sheltered 26-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna's soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, who appears with a cryptic warning ("do no let her…") before vanishing like steam from a cooling dish.

A haunted kitchen isn't Ginny's only challenge. Her domineering sister, Amanda, (aka "Demanda") insists on selling their parents' house, the only home Ginny has ever known. As she packs up her parents' belongings, Ginny finds evidence of family secrets she isn't sure how to unravel. She knows how to turn milk into cheese and cream into butter, but she doesn't know why her mother hid a letter in the bedroom chimney, or the identity of the woman in her father's photographs. The more she learns, the more she realizes the keys to these riddles lie with the dead, and there's only one way to get answers: cook from dead people's recipes, raise their ghosts, and ask them.

Reading Guide

Mandie's Thoughts - The beginning was very chaotic and I wasn't sure this would be the book for me but the more I read the more sucked in I became. I like my characters a bit flawed and Ginny is certainly that. She has problems communicating with her sister and she sees dead people. Well only if she makes their recipe exactly  from a hand written card. A very interesting and emotional book. Nothing is as it seems and it proves "normal" is different for every body. Oh and I LOVED the recipes!

Disclaimer - I received this book for my honest opinion, no other compensation was received.

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