Just For The Asking!!!

Several of the sites that give education on starting to coupon...recommend going to your local Fast Stop shopping site and asking them what they do with the Sunday papers that are not sold and see if you can get the coupons for free...

I honestly, thought that there is no way in my local town that I would ever be able to get any significant number of coupon inserts. Surely, someone has already arranged to secure the leftovers around here and I would be just one on a long list of people desiring to obtain some great freebies.

I went to buy my local Sunday paper yesterday afternoon and was thrilled with one coupon insert in particular. The Farmland coupons were inserted once again.

$2 off of ham, $2 off of bacon and $1 off of any item. I know from a couple of weeks ago, that the hams are available at Walmart for $2.88, the bacon for $2.50 and the sausage for 1.23, so I was about to jump up and down in the store, but there is no way I could afford to buy that many papers so I stepped up to talk with the clerk and asked what they do with their unsold Sunday papers?!?

They just throw them away and no one has ever asked for the coupons!!! I kindly asked if I might be able to pick them up and she said, no problem. I went back at 10:45pm, they close at 11pm and she had already taken them out and sat them aside with my name on them. I received 8 sets of coupon inserts just for the asking!!!

Now just where to find the space to freeze the items?!?

Oh to have such a dilemma!!!

A Mini Vacation

This afternoon, I will be busy getting our household together and organized for a mini vacation. My DH is going to go to a conference in Austin Tuesday to Friday and myself and two DS will be headed in a different direction to visit with my folks from Tuesday to Friday. Sometimes, it is just a good idea to spend some time away from your loved ones...

I am so looking forward to seeing my parents, it's been far too long...

Plus, I am going to get my coupon binder up to speed and ready for some action if needed. I hope to score about 100 cans of Muir Tomato sauce from going to several WalMarts in the area....wish me luck...

It's Contagious!!!

It's a funny thing how using coupons and researching how to do the best deal can be so contagious!!!

My DH (darling husband) really wanted some new clothes for work...he asked about 4 months ago to set some money aside in our budget for him to update some items in his work wardrobe. There was a pretty good sale at JCPenney this past week, so I set a flyer on his desk and told him to think about buying some items. There were some $15 off of $75 and $10 off of $50 coupons, plus if you spend $75 on Dockers, you could send in for a gift card for $50 off of future purchases. He looked over the flyer and Friday night asked me to review once again how he was suppose to work the purchases to make the best deals.

Saturday we went to be the big city and he took off to go shopping at Home Depot and then JCPenney. He did really good with his purchases. He bought 6 pairs of pants, 4 shirts and two ties for a little over $225, (he was told his total spending limit was $400). The salesclerk helped him with the coupons, so I think he did really well. He wanted me to review his ticket and the only glitch was that he didn't spend $75 in Dockers products only $60, so on the way out of town, he went to get an additional shirt in order for us to be able to submit for a $50 GC.

He wrapped things up and said that he was behind another man whose wife had sent him back to the store to buy more Dockers because he had not bought enough also to be able to get the GC. Funny how sometimes you have to spend more money to get more?!?

Well, a wonderful shopping day for my DH and he did a really good job with getting the most for his money!!!

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