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e-Course: The Coupon Database

by Beth Montgomery on April 26, 2010 · 0 comments

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This is Part 25 of the 30-day Savings Soiree e-course by In Good Cents. View the most recent course in this series or head to the Saving Soiree e-course main menu.   Want to make sure you don’t miss a new course?   Subscribe to In Good Cents via RSS or e-mail!

The newest feature of In Good Cents is the coupon database and it can help you save TONS of money!   I highly recommend visiting it before you head to the store for many reasons.

Use the coupon database to find…

  • coupons for regular priced items on your list.
  • coupons for sale items that I did not provide a matchup for.
  • coupons to replace a matchup coupon that is no longer available.
  • stores coupons to matchup with your manufacturer coupons.
  • coupons for clearance and unadvertised sale items.
  • rebates to save you even more money!
  • printable coupons that you can print and use immediately.

Here’s a quick how-to on making the most of the coupon database and how to utilize all the search features available.

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Confused or want more help? Don’t forget that I teach classes and speak in the Central Indiana area! Use the code ClippingMyBudget to get $10 off a public class.

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This is Part 24 of the 30-day Savings Soiree e-course by In Good Cents. View the most recent course in this series or head to the Saving Soiree e-course main menu. Want to make sure you don’t miss a new course?   Subscribe to In Good Cents via RSS or e-mail!

It’s crazy, but I teach so many classes and always forget to mention how to navigate and find the deals on In Good Cents, so today that’s what we are focusing on!   I’m going to show you what you can find on In Good Cents and where to find it.

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This is Part 23 of the 30-day Savings Soiree e-course by In Good Cents. View the most recent course in this series or head to the Saving Soiree e-course main menu.

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I recommend   detailed shopping list, so you’re completely prepared in the store and won’t end up with unexpected surprises at the end.   You’ve seen mine, but it can be confusing. So here’s a quick “how-to” on using my Grocery List Creator to save you money!

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I’m pretty sure You Tube hates me, because every time I pose really cute for the camera to start and think I have the perfect thumbnail, You Tube picks three of the most awkward poses of me for the frozen screen shot everyone stares at when they check out my page!

But, that’s not what we’re here to talk about.   We’re talking about getting ready to go shopping.   So today, take a peak into my life as I prepare for a grocery shopping mission with my 5-year-old daughter (the Head Coupon Clipper), while the two Associates from the Mission Determent Department nap!

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Want my nifty little menu plan, shopping list, and deal-seeking list?   Download them and print them!

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e-Course: Preparing to Shop

by Beth Montgomery on April 20, 2010 · 5 comments

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This is Part 20 of the 30-day Savings Soiree e-course by In Good Cents. View the most recent course in this series or head to the Saving Soiree e-course main menu.

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This is all wonderful, but do I spend days just getting ready to shop?   No! Time is money, but the time I spend couponing saves me tons and in the end is worth it for my family.

Now that we’ve talked Sales, Coupons, and Stacking Coupons, we’re now talking about how to get ready to shop!   We’re kicking it off, like always, with a quick video!

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I usually shop on Thursdays, but last week got away from me.   Now suddenly, it’s Monday and I finally had time to hit the stores.   My husband, who carried in the bags said, “What,?!? Did you feel like blowing the rest of the month’s grocery budget today?”.

I looked at him confused, “Huh? How much did I have?”   Bewildered, I was thinking I’d spent some of my weekly $50 budget on something already and couldn’t remember what!   But no, he told me I had almost $100 left (I went over one week this month).   I just continued to look at him with complete confusion.

“This looks like $80 worth of groceries,”   He explained.

We’ve been married over 6 years now.   I’ve been extremely frugal for almost 4 of them.   And he’s still shocked every time I show him a receipt.   I guess we still have surprises in our relationship, which keeps things interesting, right?   Don’t get me started on the times I have sent him to the store and he leaves shaking his head at my “plan”, but comes home with this wide-eyed looks and exclaims, “It worked!”

I’m pretty sure this time, the only person more shocked than Scott was the Target cashier, who just kept repeating, “You got a shirt free.   You got a whole shirt absolutely free.”

- – Meijer – -

File Folders $2.99
Beach Nut Rice Cereal 2 @ $1.42
Meijer Gallon Milk 2 @ $2.29
Meijer Lunchmeat 2 @ $0.50
Pork Chops $3.26
Chicken Drumsticks $2.66
Blackberries $2
Betty Crocker Frozen Vegetables 4 @ $1 (Used 2 $0.50/2 Coupons, Doubled)
Old Orchard Frozen Juice 4 @ $1 (Used $1/4 Coupon)
Strawberries $1
Meijer Garlic Bread $1
Hillshire Little Smokies $1 (Markdown)
Softsoap Liquid Soap $1 (Used $0.35/1 Coupon, Doubled)
Del Monte Fruit Chillers 2 @ $1.99 (Used $1/2 Meijer Mealbox Coupon & 2 $1/1 Coupons)
Betty Crocker Skillet Potatoes $1 (Used $0.25/1 Coupon, Doubled)
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix 2 @ $1 (Used 2 $0.40/1 Coupons, Doubled)
Meijer Soft Cookies $1
Meijer Wheat Bread 2 @ $1
Campbell’s Select Harvest Soups 2 @ $1
Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta 2 @ $1 (Used $0.75/1 Coupon)

Used $20 off your next purchase promotion (Meijer Catalina)
Got $1 off for 10/$10, 11th item FREE sale

Meijer Promotions & Non-Coupon Savings: $39.98
Coupon Savings: $8.55

Final Price: $15.20 (76% Savings)

It would have been more, but it was one of those shopping trips.   My son ate (yes, ate!) my other Ronzoni Smart Taste and the Campbell’s Select Harvest coupons in line.   Then somewhere along the line, my 3-year-old, who was quite unhappy about the purchase of green beans, decided to chuck my second “11th Item” out of the cart somewhere along the line. $1.75 in coupons and a totally FREE item gone!   Ugh!

Sigh… kids.   We have to love them… it’s the law.   Mine are lucky they are exceptionally cute.

- – Target – -

Merona Women’s T-Shirt $1.07   (Clearanced, Used $2/1 Target Coupon, Adjusted to $1.07)
Up Cotton Balls $0.97
Breath Right Strips $10.99 (Used $2.50/1 Coupon & $2/1 Target Coupon)
Bath Sponge $1.29
Spray Bottle $1.37 (Clearanced)
Coffee-Mate Liquid Creamer $1.79 (Used $0.50/1 Coupon)

Target Promotions & Non-Coupon Savings: $11.11
Coupon Savings: $6.07

Final Price: $12.29 (58% Savings)

- ” Grand Total ” -

Meijer Savings: $48.53
Target Savings: $17.18

Meijer Price: $15.20
Target Price: $12.29

Grand Total: $93.20
Final Savings: $65.71
Final Price: $27.49
Savings: 71%

Looks like Scott was wrong!   It was over $90 in groceries, but I did stay WELL within my budget.   Stay tuned for my CVS trip (when I finally get the time to go!) where Scott will probably freak out once again, assuming I went over budget.

Check out the Weekly Store Deals to find the matchups that go with this shopping trip!

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