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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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This Sunday, 3/7,  you will have (3) coupon inserts in your newspaper:

(1) SmartSource
(1) RedPlum
(1) Procter & Gamble

Remember all coupons vary by region and newspaper.  Some areas will get almost no coupons while other areas get all of these.  You can see the differences for each week for papers across the south on Southern Savers.

Smart Source Preview

$1 off Air Wick Aqua Mist  (exp 4/18)
$4 off Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-Motion Starter Kit (exp 4/18)
$5 off Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra i-Motion Starter Kit (exp 4/18)
$4 off Air Wick Scented Oil i-Motion Starter Kit (exp 4/18)
$1 off Air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill or (2) Single Refills (exp 4/18)
$1 off Airborne product (exp 4/19)
$3 off Astro Boy DVD or Blu-Ray (exp 4/30)
.40/1 Ban Antiperspirant Deodorant, full size  (exp 4/17)
.75/1 Ban Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant, full size  (exp 4/17)
$1/2 Barilla Piccolini (exp 5/2)
$1.25 Barilla Tortellini  (exp 5/2)
$1/2 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta (exp 5/2)
$2 off Benefiber Orange product (exp 4/24)
$1 off Benefiber product (exp 4/24)
.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Shapes, Gushers, Roll-ups, or Stickerz  (exp 5/1)
Free Biore Cleanser wyb any Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips  (exp 5/31)
Free Bottle Water wyb any Dulcolax Balance  (exp 6/30)
.75/4 Campbell’s Chunky Soup Cans or Microwavable Bowls (exp 4/18)
.50/1 Chex Mix Bars, box (exp 5/1)
.50/1 Chex Mix Chocolate, 4.5oz+(exp 5/1)
$1 off Colgate Total Enamel, or Advanced Toothpaste, 4oz+ (exp 3/27)
$1/3 Crush, any flavor, regular or diet, 2L  (exp 4/7)
.75/1 Curel Moisturizer, 3.5fl.oz+ (exp 4/10)
.55/1 Dishwasher Magic, 12oz (exp 6/30)
.55/1 Disposer Care, any size (exp 6/30)
$1/2 Farmland Bacon, 12oz or 16oz  (exp 5/31)
.50/1 Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars, box  (exp 5/1)
$1/2 Fiber One Cereal, various types (exp 4/17)
.50/2 Fiber One Chewy Bars (exp 5/1)
$1 off Finish Quantumatic Detergent Dispenser System (exp 4/25)
.50/1 Frank’s Redhot Sauce (exp 4/30)
$1.25 Freschetta Milti or Single Serve Pizza (exp 5/31)
$1 off Frusion Multi-Pack, (1) 32oz Bottle or (4) 7oz Yogurt Smoothies  (exp 4//30)
$1/2 General Mills Cereal, various (exp 4/17)
.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables  (exp 5/1)
.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables (exp 5/1)
.75/3 Hamburger, Tuna, or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals (exp 5/1)
.75/1 Hebrew National Beef Franks (exp 4/30)
.55/1 International Delight Pint (exp 5/31)
$1/2 International Delight Quarts (exp 5/31)
.75/1 Jergens Moisturizer, 7.5fl.oz+ (exp 4/10)
.75/1 Jergens Natural Glow Face 2fl.oz or Body Moisturizer 4fl.oz+ (exp 4/10)
$3 off John Frieda Hair Care Shampoo or Conditioner (exp 4/10)
$2 off John Frieda Hair Care Styler or Treatment  (exp 4/10)
.55/1 Johnsonville Breakfast Links, Patties ,or Roll Sausage (exp 4/18)
.55/1 Johnsonville Italian Sausage, any flavor/variety (exp 4/18)
$2 off JointFlex Pain Relieving Cream, 4oz tube (exp 4/30)
$1/2 Ken’s 16oz Dressing or Lite Accents (exp 4/30)
$1/2 Ken’s 8oz Dressings (exp 4/30)
$1/2 Ken’s Marinades (exp 4/30)
$1 off L.A. Looks Product, 20 or 26oz (exp 6/7)
$1.50 Lysol Neutra Air Aerosol Can (exp 4/5)
.75/1 Marcal Small Steps Napkins (exp 4/18)
Free Marcal Small Steps Single Roll Towel, Bath Tissue or Facial Tissue or $1 off (exp 4/18)
$1 off Mission Tortillas (exp 4/18)
.40/1 Nature Valley Granola Bars, boxed or Granola Nut Clusters (exp 5/1)
B1G1 Nestle Crunch Single Bar, 1.55oz  (exp 4/11)
B1G1 50% off Neuragen PN, 0.17fl.oz  (exp 6/30)
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts (exp 5/2)
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats  (exp 5/2)
$2 off Pearls brand Probiotics (exp 6/7)
B1G1 Pedialyte Products (exp 6/15)
$2 off Pediasure Product (exp 5/31)
$1.50/2 Pediasure Products (exp 6/30)
.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits  (exp 5/29)
$1/2 Pillsbury Savorings products (exp 5/29)
.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls (exp 5/29)
.55/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries (exp 5/29)
$1/2 Planters products, 5.75oz – 21oz, any (exp 6/1)
$5 off Remifemin 60 or 120ct or Remifemin Good Night 21ct (exp 6/7)
$1 off Resolve product (exp 4/18)
$1 off Resolve Triple Oxi Advanced (exp 4/18)
$1 off Revlon Beauty Tools (exp 4/11)
.50/1 Rid-X Septic System Treament product (exp 6/6)
.50/1 Rid-X Septic System Treatment product  (exp 5//2)
$1 off Romano’s Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kit  (exp 5/1)
$1/2 Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids, Lock-its, Produce Saver, or Premier Containers (exp 4/23)
$1/2 Scotch-Brite Scrub Sponge, Scour Pads, Dishwand or Dishwand Refill (exp 4/30)
$1 off Selsun Blue, Blue Salon, or Blue Naturals  (exp 6/30)
$1 off Sunsweet Plumsmart or Plumsmart Light (exp 6/30)
$1 off Tyson Any’tizers Bag snacks (exp 6/30)
.55/1 Tyson Any’tizers Box snacks (exp 6/30)
$1 off Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit  (exp 5/1)
$1.50 Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree (exp 5/1)
.55/1 Washer Magic, 24oz (exp 6/30)

Red Plum Preview

$3 off Benevia Balanced Nutrition Drink – 4 pk
$1 off Cesar Treats
$4 off Claritin Eye
$1/2 Dial Body Washes
.35/1 Dial Multibar Pack, Liquid Hand Soap or Foaming Hand Wash
$1 off Garnier Fructus any style product
$1 off Garnier Fructus Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment
$2 off Garnier Herbashine Color Crème with Bamboo Extract
$1 off Garnier Nutritioniste Cleanser or Moisturizer
$1 off Jimmy Dean Breakfast Skillets
$1 off Johnson’s Baby Products
.55/2 Keebler Cookies
.55/1 Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cheesecake Middles
$1/2 Kellogg’s All-Bran, Frosted Mini-Wheats and/or Raisin Bran – 11.4 oz +
$1/2 Kellogg’s Fruit Loops, Corn Pops and/or Apple Jacks cereal – 10 oz +
$1 off L’Oreal Paris Cosmetic Item
$1 off Listerine Agent Cool Blue or Smart Rinse Anticavity Mouthwash 500 ml
.50/1 Listerine or Advanced Listerine Antisepric Mouthwash 500 ml +
.50/1 Listerine Pocketpacks 24 ct +, Pocketmist, Plax Rinse or Listerine Toothpaste
$1 off Listerine Restoring Anticavity Mouthwash 1 Liter
$1 off Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash 500 ml +
$1 off Listerine Whitening Rinse 16 oz +
B2G1 M&M’s Brand Coconut Chocolate Candies, Milky Way Simply Caramel or 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp
$1/3 M&Ms or Mars Brand Chocolate Candies for Easter 8.5 oz +
$1 off Pedigree Jumbone Treats for Dogs
$1 off Pedigree Marrobone Treats for Dogs
$1 off Reach Dental Floss or Reach Access Flosser
$1 off Reach Toothbrush of Reach Value Pack
.55/1 Renuzit Adjustable – Any (3) Singles or (1) Multipack
.30/1 Shedd’s Country Crock Spread
.50/1 Soft Scrub Cream, Gel, Bleach Clean or Scrubby Pad

$1.50 Soft Scrub Total Bath & Bowl or Total Kitchen

$1/2 Starburst Jellybeans 14oz

Procter & Gamble Preview

All coupns expire 4/30

$3 off Align
$7/2 Align
$2 off Always Infinity, 14ct or larger
$1 off Always Pads, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths
$1 off Always Pantyliners, 34ct or larger
$1 off Bounce Dryer Bar
.25/1 Bounce Sheets
.25/1 Bounty towels or napkins
.50/1 Cascade Complete
.25/1 Cascade
.25/1 Charmin
$1 off Clairol hair color
$5/2 Clairol hair color
$3 off Classic Crest Whitestrips
$3 off Clearblue Easy Ovulation Test
$1 off Clearblue Easy Pregnancy Test
$5/2 Covergirl Simply Ageless
$1 off Covergirl
$1 off Crest Rinse, 440 ml, 473 ml, 500 ml
$2 off Crest Rinse, 946 ml or larger
.75/1 Crest toothpaste, 4oz or larger or liquid gel
$7 Crest Whitestrips, excl classic
.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay Beauty
.25/1 Dawn
.50/1 Downy liquid softener or dryer sheets
$4 off Febreze Flameless Luminary Starter Kit
$2 off Febreze Spill Proof Reed Diffuser
$1 off Febreze Sport Extreme Odor Eliminator
Free Gillette Body Wash wyb Gillette Deo
$2 off Gillette Body Wash 12 oz or larger
$1 off Gillette Hair Care
$1 off Gillette Fusion Pre/Post Shave
Free Razor wyb Fusion Cartridge Pack
$1 off Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner
$2 off Iams Healthy Naturals Dry Cat Food
$3 off Iams Healthy Naturals Dry Dog Food
$1 off Iams Puppy Food
.25/1 Ivory Body Wash, bar pack soap or liquid hand soap, 25c off any 1
$1 off Luvs Diapers
$2 off Mach3, disposable 3ct, Sensor3 4ct, Venus disposables 3ct or 2ct, Simply Venus 4ct
$3 off Mach3, Venus disposable 6ct, Sensor3 8ct or CustomPlus3 8ct
$3 off Metamucil
$1 off Olay Bar Pack, Body Wash, In-shower Body Lotion
$1 off Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser
$1 off Olay Quench Hand & Body Lotion
$3 off Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser
B1G1 Oral-B Advantage manual toothbrush (whole mouth clean, deep clean or 3D white)
$3 off Oral-B Battery Toothbrush
$1/2 Old Spice deo or body wash
Free Odor Blocker Body Wash wyb Old Spice Fresh Collection Deodorant or Body Wash
Free Deodorant wyb Old Spice Fresh Collection Deodorant or Odor Blocker Body Wash
$1 off Pantene styler, hairspray or treatment
$3/2 Pantene
$7/2 Prilosec 42ct
$1 off Prilosec OTC
$1/4 Pringles cans, 180g or larger
.50/1 Pringles Snack Stacks, Stix, Mini’s, Bold Bites, or To Go Bites
.25/3 Puff any 3 singles or 1 Puffs 3 pack
$3 off PUR or PUR flavor options system, pitcher or faucet mount
$3 off PUR pitcher, Faucet mount multi-pack replecement filters, PUR refigerator filter
.55/1 Satin Care Shave Gel or in Shower Moisturizer
$1 off Secret Clinical Strength or Soothing Effects
.50/1 Secret
B1G1 Swiffer Dust & Shine
.50/1 Swiffer refill
$1 off Swiffer Starter Kit
$10 Swiffer Sweepvac Starter Kit
$1 off Tampax 18ct or higher
$2 off Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl, 18ct or larger
$3 off Tide Stain Release Large
$1 off Tide Stain Release
.35/1 Tide To Go
$1 off Tide
$3 off Venus Embrace, Spa Breeze Razor or Venus Bikini Kit
$1.50 Vicks
.35/1 Zest Body Wash, bar, Safeguard Bar or liquid hand soap

Parade Magazine

$1 off Keebler Wheatables Nut Crisps Crackers, 8.5oz/any flavor  (exp 5/30)
$1 off Polident product (exp 4/4)

    • alexi_engesath

      is there a way to order just the inserts without purchasing a paper? a friend said that she found a place online that sells them…but i can't remember where she said. any suggestions?

      • I know you can purchase coupons and sometimes even whole inserts from the following websites: http://www.couponthingsbydede.com

        • Heather

          Your first link must be dead because it takes me to a generic page with links for sex toys and other similar topics:p

          • guest

            Amanda inadvertently left out an ‘s’ in the URL. It’s http://www.couponsthingsbydede.com . Hope that helps.

          • Sorry about that, the correct link is this: http://www.couponsthingsbydede.com/
            Looks like I left out the s on coupons in the first link, thereby sending you to the wrong site, thanks for letting me know!

          • me

            Amanda accidentally left out an 's' in the URL. It's www dot couponsthingsbydede dot com.

        • skeeter

          be careful it's aganist the law to buy coupons it says it right on there!!

          • guest

            You're not buying coupons, you are paying for the clipping service. Most sites are smart enough to have that disclaimer. You are paying for their time and efforts in obtaining, clipping, and sorting coupons for you.

      • Heather

        E-bay is the only place I have come across that sells the full inserts. You have to be willing to buy around 5 of the same insert (or a combination of multiples). I was only interested in singles since I'm not a huge coupon collector and was only missing the SmartSource, which my paper no longer carries:( I did send an e-mail to one of the sellers asking if she would send me a “custom package” with only certain dates included. She had a few leftovers so she was willing to do that though I don't she would do it on a regular basis.

        • I have used coupondede.com before, they are quick to ship. I ususally just type in http://www.coupondede.com and it will automatically add the “thingsby” into the address. I do like the idea of the dollar store, I will try that this weekend, especially since the AJC recently raised the 2 for $2.50 to 2/$3 :(!

      • Es

        I always go to the dollar tree to get my extra papers– so technically it's like paying a dollar for the extra inserts b/c I just throw the paper away. It's the cheapest way I've found to get extra inserts. And they usually have the papers on Saturday's too.

    • selinaj

      Yes, that is a great idea! Would love to just buy the coupon inserts! Hope someone has the answer to that

    • Kristy

      couldn't we use this coupon $3 off Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser with the $1 off coupon in the Publx flyer (green advantage)So it would look like this
      Buy :(3) Olay Regenerist Cleanser $5.89
      (3) -$1 off Olay store coupon
      (3) -$3 off Olay Cleanser PG 3/7
      Total Due: $5.67
      Submit for $15 rebate, you make $9.33 profit! ( Jenny I used your model just changed some numbers.lol)

      • Kris

        Publix in ATL has the Olay facial cleanser for $6.99…however Kroger has it on sale for $4.64 this week! Would be $4.92 plus tax before submitting rebate.

    • panl

      I am a single mother of two boys and I started couponing about six weeks ago. My goal was to save money and pay off some credit card debt. Things have not went so well for me though. I guess I have an obsessive personality becuase I jumped into it head first. I have spents HOURS and HOURS creating and organizing a good stash of coupons and a beautiful binder. I almost immediately started buying 5 newspapers every Sunday and have subscribed to All You and all the manufactures mailing lists. I save 50-70% on every trip to Publix, Bilo, Food Lion, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid…(I go to ALL of them) and get great deals. My problem is that I can’t stop! In 6 weeks I have bought 39 boxes of cereal, 22 of toothpaste, about 16 Olay Facial Regenerist or Definity products, about 28 boxes of Kleenex and the list goes on and on. I can’t stop! Everytime I see a good deal I feel compelled to go get it. My grocery bill (including dining out) ran about $150 a week before. In the last 6 weeks I have spent well over $900 on “good deals” I have uncovered on various couponing sites (Southern Savers is my favorite). I took out a payday loan so I could keep shopping and unfroze the credit cards I was working so hard to pay off. I need help. Has anyone else run into this problem?

    • PANL

      I am a single mother of two boys and I started couponing about six weeks ago. My goal was to save money and pay off some credit card debt. Things have not went so well for me though. I guess I have an obsessive personality becuase I jumped into it head first. I have spents HOURS and HOURS creating and organizing a good stash of coupons and a beautiful binder. I almost immediately started buying 5 newspapers every Sunday and have subscribed to All You and all the manufactures mailing lists. I save 50-70% on every trip to Publix, Bilo, Food Lion, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid…(I go to ALL of them) and get great deals. My problem is that I can’t stop! In 6 weeks I have bought 39 boxes of cereal, 22 of toothpaste, about 16 Olay Facial Regenerist or Definity products, about 28 boxes of Kleenex and the list goes on and on. I can’t stop! Everytime I see a good deal I feel compelled to go get it. My grocery bill (including dining out) ran about $150 a week before. In the last 6 weeks I have spent well over $900 on “good deals” I have uncovered on various couponing sites (Southern Savers is my favorite). I took out a payday loan so I could keep shopping and unfroze the credit cards I was working so hard to pay off. I need help. Has anyone else run into this problem?

      • ATP

        If you can go to one of the workshops, you should. Jenny explains how prices generally run on a six week cycle and you just stock up on what you need for six weeks. If you take out a payday loan to pay for your “deals” you are defeating the purpose of couponing to save money. Can you live off your stash for awhile and pay down that debt?

        • PANL

          The payday loan was through credit union at my job and only cost about $20, but you are right, I am defeating my purpose. It's so addictive for me.

          • guest

            It is a balancing act – you have to learn how to stock up on things that you need and use w/o 'over-doing' it – if something is FREE (REALLY free w/ no OOP expense) that you can use, then yes it's time to stock up like crazy as long as you're not having to invest too much for the coupons to get the deal. If something actually costs some money OOP, you have to judge for yourself how much you should purchase and not go overboard b/c it adds up quickly. A $6.99 thing of bodywash for only tax is great, but if you buy 20 or 30 of them, the tax adds up quickly, and honestly you don't NEED 20 or 30 things of bodywash *right now* b/c trust me there will ALWAYS come another deal for free bodywash. Just an example, but do you see where I'm going? It's tough figuring out how much of something you need to stock up on to make it until the next freebie/cheapie deal, and it takes time to kind of get the hang of it. And YES it is totally addictive – it's an adrenaline rush to walk out of the store with a cart full of things that you paid almost nothing for. But 'almost nothing' adds up quickly when you do it over and over again, so you have to use your best judgement.

            It also may help if you set a price-point for certain items and make yourself NOT buy those items unless the deal makes them cheaper than that price-point. For me, I don't buy toothpaste unless it's FREE. Not $0.10, not $0.25, FREE. Then I stock up. Free toothpaste comes around often enough that I'm never in need and I'm able to share with friends and family. Same thing goes for toothbrushes, bodywash, soap, shampoo and conditioner, and even makeup. I don't buy those items unless they are FREE, and when they are, I stock up enough so that I can hold out until the next freebie deal.

            Also, if you really find yourself in a bind financially, consider going through your stockpile and taking out some of the unnecessary items and put them up on Craigslist or in a yardsale when the weather warms up, or offer to share your 'deals' with friends and family who may not have the time or desire to hunt down deals with coupons. You'd be surprised how many people will buy toothpaste for $1.00 thinking it's a steal.

            • guest

              Oh and yes I agree w/ others that it's time to stop using any form of credit for your deal shopping. Use only what you have *right now* and make it a game to see how far you can stretch it. Think of credit and payday loans as being the 'easy way' and challenge yourself to make your deals better by not having to use them. If you get in the habit of using credit/loans for your shopping, it's a difficult cycle to get out of, so try to get out of it right now b/c it becomes dangerous quickly. Shopping really CAN be a huge addiction, and you can dig yourself into a hole very quickly if you're not careful. Best of luck to you.

            • Kristen

              Guest, I really like what you had to say. I just started this coupon thing as well..and though I am not spending an excessive amount of money, I still feel like I'm spending more money by using coupons than I did before I started couponing. I have been talking to friends about WHEN to buy stuff and when to just throw the coupon away if it's not something I need. Could you tell me how you get FREE TOOTHPASTE? I would love for that to be a goal of mine as well. Do you just keep going to the store until it's on sale super cheap and then use your coupons? But how is it still free?

            • bunchofpants

              Example: If Colgate is $2.99 at CVS and giving back $2 in ECBS, and I have a coupon for $1 off, then the Colgate is free, assuming I keep the ECBs and spend them on something I need (preferably something that gives more ECBs!) before they expire.

              And regarding the obsessive shopping: if you are going into debt for your “deals” and you are unable to regulate your purchasing, I think you might want to seek counseling. It's easy to feel a bit obsessive about this stuff, and getting a hot deal really can be a rush, but if you feel you have no control and it is having detrimental effects, then you probably need to ask someone else to step in and help you.

      • Kristy

        I have to agree with ATP. I would freeze the credit cards again. Live off your stash for alittle while. Only get the things that you really need to get.

      • My advice would be to set yourself a weekly or monthly budget and when you get paid, pull out the amount you budgeted for in cash. Make an envelope that holds your household/grocery cash. When it is gone, it is gone and your deal finding is done for that pay cycle. I do this and some weeks I get to shop and shop and others, I have to be more choosy about what we actually need.
        Once you have a stockpile built up, the real goal is to reduce the amount you spend. Bringing your budget down and down. Usually what was a good deal at first, after learning how to extreme coupon, is no longer such a good deal. Example: at first I was thrilled to pay $1 a box for cereal and when I found it I stocked up! Then, I began to find it at 50 cents or less and now I refuse to pay $1 a box! The same goes for about any other item.

        P.S. This is Dee Dee_FL. It won't let me sign in today for some reason…

        • brandielee1

          dee dee i too am in florida and kind of new to this… i have hard time finding cereal for less than a dollar….there are no grocery stores in my area that double coupons. do you have any suggestions?

          • brandielee1, yeah, we don't get double coupons in FL at all! But, you can stack coupons. This means using 1 manufacturer coupon PLUS a store coupon. Example: 1 Rice Krispy 55cent Q and $1 Kellogg's coupon. Then, wait for a sale. Target puts out a lot of coupons and I either use them at their store or use them as a competitor coupon at Publix or Winn Dixie. I don't normally shop at WD, but sometimes they have a good sale or a good deal.

            Last week I bought 2 Post Honey bunches 3.99 BOGO-used $1/2 Q
            2 Post ShreddedWheat 2.50 ea.-used two $2 post shredded wheat online Q's
            gallon milk 3.29- used the advantage buy Q for free milk WYB 4 POst cereal
            Oreos 3.95- used free facebookQ
            Cakesters 3.39- used free WYB Oreo Q
            Knox gelatin 1.39- used $4 Q (overage of 2.61)
            4 Lasagna noodles 1.39 BOGO

            Paid 4.?? (can't recall the change) for it all! That overage makes my cereal cost almost nothing.

            Another way is to watch your CVS and Walgreens, they often put it on sale and attach a register reward or extra buck to it.

      • Anonymous

        Try to think of practical ways of limiting yourself. For example, it would help to limit your stores down to just 2 or 3. When you go to multiple stores you not only take up more time in your day, but you give in to tempting eye candy deals. You are still saving tons of money getting deals at just 2 or 3 stores rather than wasting time (and lots of money) hunting down products at others.

        Another idea – Since you are used to spending about 150 a week on groceries, why not put $125-$150 cash in an envelope for 1 week’s use? When you use cash for these types of purchases you can visually see how much money you have left in that week to spend. If you are reaching the bottom of your budget for that week, then you know it’s time to stop looking through sales circulars and focus on other things at home that need attention.

        Addictions are dangerous things. Allow yourself to think before acting….ask yourself, “is what I’m about to purchase going to help me and my family, or hinder our ability to grow (grow closer together as a group and financially)?”

        I would strongly recommend you that you read the “Total Money Makeover” and other publications by Dave Ramsey, if you haven’t already. He is an expert in financial matters and teaches through his materials how to practically and efficiently get yourself out of debt and stay out of debt. It’s wonderful. Check out his website at http://www.daveramsey.com. There may even be a radio show that broadcasts in your area.

        I hope this helps; remember what is most important.

      • jess

        PANL, I did the same thing at first. I don't have any addictions, and don't consider myself to have a shopping problem or an obsessive personality, but I know that it can get out of hand at first. When you see so many good deals, it's hard not to stock up and then stock up some more!

        The first 4-6 weeks I started couponing, I did not really save much money. But I built up a stockpile, and we had TONS more food and toiletry items than we ever had before for the same amount of money. I also went to EVERY store at first, not being able to pass up a single deal! Around the 6 week point, I was starting to burn out. I also realized I did not need to be buying so much stuff every week, or I'd have nowhere to put it all!

        I started doing 2 things that helped me tremendously. I had a previous budget of about $200 a week to use on groceries, toiletries, and other essentials (TP, paper towels, etc.) I decided to give myself just a set amount (say, $100) and see how far I could stretch that money. That meant that I was saving $100 every week, and we STILL had more food and household items than we'd ever had before. Each week I'd decrease the amount of money I could spend on our food and household budget. Now I'm down to only $40 a week. That covers all our groceries, toiletries, and household items. Now that I have a good stockpile, I basically only buy toiletries if they are free. I use my extra ECBs and RR to buy toilet paper and paper towels and other necessities. I spend about $30-$35 a week on groceries and get about $150 worth of groceries. Look at what you have in your stockpile, and whatever you don't need, don't buy unless it's free.

        The other thing I did that helped me out was to limit the stores I go to each week. I looked at where I was saving the most and prioritized. Every week I go to Publix, Bilo, and CVS. I check Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Target ads on here each week, and if any of them are having especially good deals I want/need, I will go there just for those deals. I now only go to Harris Teeter, Piggly Wiggly, Food Lion and the others if there is a special promotion I want to take advantage of such as super doubles or the 10 coupons/10 greenbax deal. Just look at which stores you tend to save the most, and don't go to the others unless it's really worth it. I realized that driving 30 miles to go to a Harris Teeter each week to get about 6 or 8 free items wasn't worth the gas and time I was spending to get there. Now I don't even bother looking at their ads (don't want to be tempted!) unless they are doing triples or super doubles.

        If you have a hard time limiting yourself, use cash. Withdraw a certain amount each week (like $100 to start perhaps), and see how much you can get for that amount. Each week or two, drop that amount by $10 or $20. I think you will find that you could get everything you need for $50 or $60 without a problem :) Good luck to you!

      • Brent

        It is good to get great deals with coupons. But I see a pattern here. You need
        to get a written plan, a monthly buget would really heip impluse coupon buying.
        Have you ever of heard of Dave Ramsey? He is a financial advisor. He has a program called Financial Peace University- it is awesome program it will change
        your life. He has classes all over the place. Just go to http://www.daveramsey.com and
        click classes and find one near you its only 13 weeks- we did it changed our lives.

      • Melissa

        I too started about 6 weeks ago…and yes I did find that my weekly expenses did got up a tad in the first like 4/5 weeks but now I am at a point where I am able to strictly shop the sales and just spend about $30 on the fresh stuff we need weekly. We are still eating frozen pizzas I bought in the first week of all this. And yes I think the KEY is to remember it will come on sale again in 6-8 weeks…I have already seen that with a couple items. By the sounds of it you may have a GREAT stash started now just fill in the little things you really need. I wish i lived closer to where Jenny Does her workshops…because I think I am still lacking in the organization department…lol But it sounds like you just need to slow down…you seem to have it all figured out!!! :o)

    • karen

      HELP! I am out of peanut butter! is there any coupons in the last couple of sunday papers? I can look thru them but if anyone knows off the top of their head that would help!

      • Anonymous

        The only coupon I found is for Smuckers Fruit Spread AND Jif Peanut Butter -$1/2.
        That can be found in RP 1/31/10. I found this at HotCouponWorld.com, if you ever need to look for a coupon, look there! By the way, I’m almost out too!

      • Heather

        Darn…I just clipped mine so don't recall exactly where they were but I will try to find out. There was $1 wyb two Peter Pan's and then another coupon when you bought Jif with Smuckers I think.

      • Heather

        Conagra Rediscover your Balance coupon booklet has one and then I got mine from the January ALL YOU.

      • Ashley

        If you live in the Alpharetta/Cumming GA area I can sell you some of mine… cheap, LOL!

        • Ashley

          The peanutbutter that is, not the coupons…

      • Tina

        Yetsreday I scanned my CVS card and got 1.00 off Jiff peanut butter.

      • bunchofpants

        I just this morning got a CVS register coupon for $1 off 2 jars of Skippy. There have been some Peter Pan coupons in the various Con Agra mailers as well. There was a Jif+Smuckers in the 1/3 inserts that is still valid. There may also be a Smart Balance printable at SmartSource. Have you used the afullcup.com database? I find it helpful when I'm looking for a coupon.

    • angeline20

      Can anyone tell me how can I get Ink for my printer at a good pric. Walgreens refill is not working out for me.

      • Melissa

        I have used http://www.inkfarm.com for a couple years they have refilled cartridges at a steal and I swear they last 3x's as long if not longer than the new brand name ones!!!

        Here's a coupon code I just used last night TJOOS7 it is for a 11% discount and free shipping…I hope this helps…

        I love this company! i got my whole family buying from them…lol :o)

    • angeline20

      can anyone tells me where can I get ink at a good price. Walgreens is not working for me

    • cheapchix

      Where can I get a cheap Atlanta Entertainment Book

    • TwinMom2xs

      I'm wondering if anyone knows when they typically fill the Sunday newspaper sale stands (quarter machines located outside stores)? I live in a small town but found one grocery store that carries the Charlotte Observer but on good coupon weekends like this the papers go fast. I just wondered if I could go Saturday night or something like that and find them after they were first filled. Thanks so much!

      • guest

        It's probably very very early on Sunday morning. You might think about calling the store and asking if they know about what time it is filled, I'm sure it probably varies from place-to-place b/c the newspaper person cannot be everywhere at once. Good luck. :)

    • tho127

      has anyone in the chattanooga area found somewhere to buy Atl papers? I am close Ringgold, Ft. O area if N. Ga sells them.
      Just wondering. I have had no luck at Barnes and Noble or Books-a-million.

      • Amber

        I live in NW GA the race track in Dalton use to sell them but quite several months ago. They saud that Atla wasn't coming our way any more because it's not worth the profit for them…..which I really don't understand because they always sold out of them….so probably no mroe ATL our way anymore

    • Anonymous

      Here are the variations for the Virginia Gazette: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc8czmms_147d7zqrxdx

      Still trying to figure out how to email Jenny… :)


    • leeci

      Island Packet in Hilton Head Area only received Red Plum. :(

    • Michelle

      Does anybody know how I can get last Sunday's paper?

      • socoupon

        Michelle – check Dollar Tree. I remember I was in there during a weekday one time and they had a couple Sunday papers left.

    • thinkgreen08

      Does anyone know if the PG coupon insert was left out of the Chattanooga Times Freepress? I bought 10 copies at Walgreens and only got 7 Parade magazines 10RP 10SS and 0PG.

    • thinkgreen08

      Does anyone know if the PG coupon insert was left out of the Chattanooga Times Freepress? I bought 10 copies at Walgreens and only got 7 Parade magazines 10RP 10SS and 0PG.