Sunday, May 30, 2010

Meijer Ad for 5/30/10

Visit Stock Piling Moms to see the new ad and matchups for Meijers.

Kroger Weekly Ad 5/30 – 6/5 � I Heart Saving Money

Kroger Weekly Ad 5/30 – 6/5 � I Heart Saving Money

I Heart Saving Money has released this week's Kroger's Match Ups. Check it Out

Money Saving Madness: Rite Aid Deals: 5/30 - 6/5

Money Saving Madness: Rite Aid Deals: 5/30 - 6/5

Go here to view this week's Rite Aid Deals

New Coupons 5/30/10

There are a TON of new coupons on Before you print these off I would highly recommend going through to print these, as you will get an additional 10 cents back for ever coupon you redeem through their site. I have come to really enjoy, I have earned quite a bit just buy opening emails, and doing nothing more. I also print all of my through their site for an additional 10 cents per coupon! Occassionally I take surveys, but you make it your own. It is VERY save and reliable, and a great way to earn a  little extra money, please note you won't get rich quick or anything crazy like that, but even the littlest bit helps.  If you haven't signed up, sign up today for a $5 sign up bonus, click on the banner below:

Combine Couponing and Menu Planning for Increased Savings -

Combine Couponing and Menu Planning for Increased Savings -

I know many of you ask how to do you plan for weekly meals around coupons. I think this is a pretty good article that might help answer some of your questions.

Walgreens (5/30) - Lots of FREEBIES!

This week at Walgreens is looking pretty good! There quite a few freebies to be had this week from Walgreens. 

The following are true Freebies, meaning there is NO Out Of Pocket (OOP), with the right coupons (Q): 

Reach Floss or Toothbrush ($.99ea)

  • Q:  -$1/1 Reach Floss or Toothbrush, Print
Kids Auquafresh Toothpaste (after in-ad coupon $.99)

  • Q: -$1/1 Aquafresh Kids Bubblemint, Print
Ecotrin 45ct ($2.00)

  • Q: Use $2/1 Ecotrin Aspirin Therapy from RP 5/16 or Print
Nivea or Neutrogena for Men Skin Care, Shave Gel or Body Wash (BOGO $4.99)- Buy 2

  • Q: Use Two -$3/1 from SS 5/2
  • OOP: FREE plus $1 Money Maker (MM)

The following earn Register Rewards (RR) that make them technically free, but there is OOP:

Luster White Toothpaste ($5.00) - Receive $5RR

  • Q: None
  • OOP: $5.00
Walgreens A thru Z select multivitamins ($2.00), Receive $2RR

  • Q: None
  • OOP: $2.00
Rejuvicare Ultimate Skin, Hair or ail Supplement ($9.99), Receive $9.99RR

  • Q: None
  • OOP: $9.99
U by Kotex femenine care ($3.49), Receive $2.50RR

  • Q: -$1/1 from April All You Magazine,  OR SS 4/18,  OR Print
  • OOP: $2.49

Cortaid Maximum Strength anti itch cream ($3.99)
, Receive a Mail in Rebate (MIR) Form at Checkout

  • Q: -$1/1 from SS 4/18
  • OOP: $2.99 (after MIR is FREE plus make $1)

Please see a more complete list at Money Saving Madness & Addicted to Saving

If I come across any other good deals I will update and let you know. 

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Suggestions Needed

I am in the mist of updating and creating some series blogs. I have some ideas of my own. But since you are the ones that are reading this. I wanted to find out from all of you what you would like to learn more about? My goal through the use of this blog is educate each of you to use coupons wisely and effectively.

If you have subjects you want to learn more about or hear about leave a comment with your suggestions. I look forward to hearing from each of you.

Coldwater Creek 50% off Sale!

I really like Coldwater Creeks clothes, and for the next three days you can get 50% off everything online. Just enter code: WHH5739, and it will show the 50% discount just before you complete your check out. Also, for an additional 4% back go through, if you haven't signed up, sign up and get an additional $5 as a sign up bonus.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Preview Sunday's Coupons Weeks ahead of time!

I just placed a new widget for you to preview upcoming coupons weeks ahead of time. This will help you better plan for your shopping trips and know the best deals. Hope you enjoy this new widget. Click here to view upcoming coupons!

My trip to Pulix - $201 of groceries for $64

This is a FANTASTIC week to shop at Publix! A great week to stock up on many items. I just returned and here's a break down of everything I bought and how I did it. Not only are the sales great but there are some amazing coupons available to go with the sales, making the savings that much better. I also think this is a great way to show that you can get everything to make the great sales.

2 - Publix Bag Salad (BOGO $2.99) 
  • Q: -1/1 when you buy 2 Kraft Salad Dressings (used 2)
  • Paid: $.99 for 2 bags
4- Luigi Italian Ices (BOGO $2.99)
  • Q: -$.50/1 (used 4)
  • Paid: $1.00ea
4- Oreo Fudge Cookies (BOGO $3.39)
  • Q: -1/1 Oreo Fudge Cookies from All You May 2010 (only had 2)
  • Target Q: B3G1
  • Paid: $.35ea
8- Uncle Ben's Rice (BOGO $1.49)
2- Quaker Cap'n Crunch Cereals (BOGO $4.49)
  • Q: -$.50/1 RP 5/16 (used 2)
  • Paid: $1.75ea
2- Snyder's  Pretzels (2/$3)
  • Q: -$1/1 from SS 5/23
  • Paid: $.50 ea
2- Snyder's Flavored Pretzels ($2.99ea - not on sale)
  • Q: -$1/1 from SS 5/23 (used 2)
  • Paid: $1.99ea
2- Ground Hamburger packages (One for $3.86, One for $3.47)
  • Q: -$2/1 when you buy 2 Synder's Pretzels, tearpad (used 2)
  • Paid: $3.33 for both packages
4- Oscar Mayer Zip Pack Lunch Meats (2/$5)
  • Q:  -$1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunchmeats, any – 05-16-10 SS
  • Target Q: B3G1 Oscar Mayer Lunchmeats
  • Paid: $1.38ea
3- Jello Mousses ($2.99ea-not on sale)
  • Target Q: B2B1 Jello Fridgerated
  • Paid: $2.00ea
4- Kraft Dressings (BOGO $3.19)
  • Q: -$.55/1 from SS 5/10 (used 2)
  • Q: -$.55/1 Print Here (used 2)
  • Publix Q: -$1/1 when you buy any Jello Mousse,  Print Here (used 3)
  • Target Q: B3G1 Kraft Dressing
  • Paid: -$2.01 (overage, which covers one of the Jello Mousses from above)
4- Sargento Sliced Cheeses (2/$5)
  • Q: -$.50/1 from SS 5/23 (used 4)
  • Paid: $1.50ea
2- Heluva Good Dip (BOGO $2.00)
  • Q: -$.50/1 from RP 5/23
  • Paid: $.50ea
2-Hilllshire Farms Sausages (2/$5)
  • Q: -$1/1 from tear-pad
  • Paid: $1.50ea
4- Planter's Nuts (BOGO $2.99)
  • Q: -$1/2 from SS 3/7 (used 2)
  • Target Q: B3G1
  • Paid: $.25ea
2- Lays Potato Chips (BOGO $3.99)
  • No Qs
  • Paid: $2.00ea
2- Lawry's Seasoning Sause (BOGO $2.89)
  • Q: -$.50/1 from RP 5/23 (used 2)
  • Paid: $.95ea
4- Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (BOGO $3.99)
  • Q: -$1/2 from SS 5/16
  • Target Q: B3G1 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs
  • Paid: $.50ea
2- Lloyd's Pork BBQ (BOGO $5.49)
  • Q: -$1/1 from RP 5/13 (used 2)
  • Paid: $1.75ea
1- Pork Spareribs ($8.50)
  • Saved $4.27, in store savings
1- 1/4 Watermelon ($3.28)

3- Sweet Onions ($.99lb)
  • Paid: $2.72
I also used a $5.00 off $25 from Save-A-Lot Store as a competitor

Here's a pic of everything I bought:

              Paid only $64. 83 for everything pictured

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

FREE Premio Sausage at Winn Dixie & Other Great Deals

I know that I don't tend to shop at Winn Dixie very often but every once in awhile I come across some good/great deals, that are worth stocking up on. 
Right now at Winn Dixie their Premio Sausage is BOGO, add this coupon that can be found on their Facebook page, you'll get Free Sausage! Savings of 100%

Also you can use your BOGO coupon from SS 5/23 for $.50 ea Glad spray. Winn Dixie's spray is on sale for $1.00 (their 10 for $10), buy two and only pay $.50 for each one.  (Savings of 71%)

Hormel Always Tender Pork Loin (BOGO $9.99) - Buy 2
       Q: Use two -$1/1 from SS 5/2
            Pay only $7.99 for two  (Savings of 61%)

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables (10 for $10 or $1.00ea)
       Q: -$.50/1 from SS 5/2
              Pay only $.50ea (Savings of 67%)

Winn Dixie's Make A Meal Deal (5 items for only $12.99)
        Buy one of Winn Dixies beef patties for $12.99 and get the following items for FREE:
    • Winn Dixie Hamburger Buns
    • Bag of Dorito Chips
    • 2 liter of Coke product
    • Winn Dixie American Cheese Singles
  • Save $9.66 (74% Savings)

-$1/1 Cream of Wheat Q

Go here to print off a new $1/1 coupon for cream of wheat! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Borden Cheese Sensation Coupon has a great new coupon in a PDF form for the new Borden Cheese Sensations for -$1/1. Save this to your computer and you can print it off when there is a great sale going on.  Go Here

Monday, May 24, 2010

Keep Your Heart & Mind Open

I wanted to quickly touch on another very effective way to save money with your coupons and sales. Overcome being loyal to a specific brand. I have to admit that there are certain items I just cannot not have or use. For instance, I won't eat any other kind of Mayo other than Hellmann's (Best Foods). But, one area that I have had a change in heart is my laundry detergent. I was seriously Tide loyal, I still think very highly of Tide, but since I have started couponing and since laundry detergent is one of the more expensive items, I opened my heart and mind and bought a couple of other detergents. I have now come to really like, if not love, that tend to have better sales, and cheaper price tag, and I am happy I have. I have saved more money. Don't get me wrong if I can get a good deal on Tide, I will pick up a small bottle every now and then, but I am no longer loyal to just Tide.

Keep your mind and heart open to other brands. I am still a bit picky about certain items, and what I will allow my family to use, but I have opened my horizons to try other products, some of which I have found I really like just as much, and some that I have found I don't like. But, you might find other loves that are cheaper and will save you even more money.

Give it try!

I Heart Publix Has Publix's Upcoming Week's Sales

Go check out I Heart Publix's upcoming sales for Publix's this coming Thursday. There are a TON of great deals, this a going to be a great week. Including some great In-Ad coupons that can easily be matched up for some great deals. Take a look:
In Ad Q's:
3/1 Pampers Diapers 48 to 116 ct box
     -$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers Or Pants, Any – 05-02-10 PG$3/1 Huggies Big Pack Diapers 48 to 156 ct box
     -$3/1 Huggies
     -$4/2 Huggies

$6/2 Enfamil Premium Large Powders, 23.4 to 25.7 can

Go to I Heart Publix and see the entire list. It's a good one. 

A few New BOGO Coupons

There are a couple of great BOGO Qs on

BOGO Vanish Drop-Ins Bowl Cleaner
BOGO Littlest Pet Shop (toy)
BOGO Scrubbing Bubbles

I want to stick a quick plug in here for, if you sign up today with them you can get money for open emails, and taking surveys, BUT I think the best part is that if you print your coupons through them you will get an additional $.10 back for every coupon you use. So, I highly recommend this site. Check it out today and get signed up, plus you'll get $5 as a sign up bonus!

Saturday, May 22, 2010 & (Other ways to save & earn)

I wanted to talk about Swagbucks & Shop At Home today a bit more. I am not one to push anything unless I really believe in it and/or use it a lot. Bot Swagbucks and Shop At Home I use ALL the time, pretty much every day.

Search & WinFirst Swagbucks:

I love this search engine, and that's just what it is. A search engine like Google or Yahoo. The only difference is you earn Swagbucks for searches, taking daily polls, and a couple of other free ways. You can earn a $5 gift card with just 450 Swagbucks. I earned my first gift card in less than 2 weeks, and just earned enough Swagbucks today to purchase my second gift card, which took me about 4 weeks. You will get a 30 Swagbucks just for signing up.

All you have to do is do your normal searches, one strategy is to search every website you plan to use, instead of typing it into the URL. Usually you can win once or twice a day. Fridays are Mega Swagbuck days and you can increase your chances of winning on that day. You can also take the Daily Poll and win 1-3 Swagbucks a day. And they have other offers you can, which I don't normally do, that are either paid or free. It's just a great search engine and you get rewarded just for searching! Check it out now and get signed up today for your first 30 Swagbucks.

ShopAtHome BannerSecond

This is a great site for when you are buying items from home. I do a lot of online shopping especially when there are good deals. Shop At Home allows you to earn a percentage back on all your purchases when you go through their site. It is completely free, and you get $5 when you sign up. I try and post some of their best deals on this site. Also if I find certain stores are having online deals, I will go through my ShopAtHome account to make the purchase and get even more back.

Don't get me wrong I am NOT saying you will get rich quick but these are a good way of at least earning some extra points and money for the things you are already doing online. Check them both out today and get started!

First Monthly Contest & Prize Giveaway! (June 1, 2010)

I am starting a monthly Contest & Prize Giveway. That means on the first of every month all of my readers will have the opportunity to win a great prize. Every contest may be different. I will post the contest rules the last week of every month so be on the lookout!

Facebook Friends United Contest
For the first contest, here's all you need to do (Rules): 

To enter email me your First & Last Name and your email address. You must be a follower of Coupoing For Beginners on Facebook. 

Then go out on your Facebook site and start getting as many of your friends to sign up and "Like" Couponing For Beginners. Have each of your friends leave a comment on the Couponing For Beginners FB site telling me who sent them. 

The contestant with the most number of friends who "Like" and leave a comment on Couponing for Beginners FB page will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card! 

The Contest will end May 31 @ 11:59pm, any of your friends comments left after that date and time will not be included. So make sure they all leave comments with your name, otherwise I won't know who sent them. 

So get busy and start getting the word out! I will announce the winner June 1, 2010!

I'm excited, hope you are too!

HOT DEAL on Diapers at Walgreens (5/23)

I just realized on my last post about Walgreens for all you Moms with little people in diapers, there is a GREAT deal on Huggies. Get a jumbo pack for $4.50 after Qs and RR. Here's the scenario:

Huggies- Jumbo Pack (2/$18) - Receive $3RR
Use: two -$3/1Huggies coupons Here
OOP: $12
Final: $9 for 2 packs or $4.50ea after $3RR

Another Scenario:

Use your $8RR from your previous purchase I mentioned here and:

Huggies- Jumbo Pack (2/$18) - Receive $3RR
Use: two -$3/1Huggies coupons Here
Use $8RR
OOP: $4
Final: $1 for 2 packs or $.50ea after $3RR

CHEAP Toilet Paper!! Only $2.99 for a 24 pack

1. Create/login to your Shopathome account (go HERE). You will earn 3% cashback on this deal if you purchase it through shopathome. Once you create your account, search for Staples. Click on “Shop Now”. A new window will open. Follow the prompts until opens.

2. Click on the “Deal-A-Day” banner. It will show Marcel 24pks for $4.99 each

3. Click the “Order Now” Button. Select your quantity.


If you select 5 or more packs, you will get free shipping. Otherwise, if you select 4 packages or less, have it shipped to your local store for free shipping, or you will have to pay $9.95 for shipping.

4. At the top of the screen click “Order by Item #”

5. A new screen will open, paste the code 593805-v6 and type in your quantity, click “Add to Cart”

6. A new screen will show you your total before coupons.

7. Click “Begin Secure Checkout”. Your new total should appear and you should be charged $2.99 per package plus tax. Shipping should be $0.00 (if you ordered 5+ packs or sent item to local Staples store)

Thanks, Addicted to Saving

Taking on Walgreens & CVS

This is going to be a good week, I believe, to get started with Walgreens and CVS. There is quite a bit to cover. But there are some REALLY good items this week to help get you started. Let's start with CVS and work our way to Walgreens.

CVS/pharmacy for all the ways you care

I am going to place a 'print friendly' button at the bottom of this page so you are able to follow these instructions exactly as how I write them out for you. This will ensure the least amount of money out of pocket with the greatest amount of savings.

  • CVS will provide what they call Extra Care Bucks (ECB) on many of the products they are selling each week. -Think of ECB as gift certificates for CVS, you can use these of future transactions in their store on almost any items, with just a few exclusions.
  • We are going to 'Roll Over' your purchases into a couple of transactions, to ensure least amount out of pocket (OOP) & greater savings.
  • You will need to get a CVS card in order to get the savings and any ECB back. Just pick one up when you are checking out, and then go home and be sure to register online.
  • Your ECB will print at the end of your receipts, just tare them off, and keep in a safe place for future transactions.
Here are the items you are going to buy, these items with the right coupons will make you money, yes you will make money!

- Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash 10-18 oz. ($2.00ea) - Receive $2ECB for each purchase, limit of 2
Purchase 2
Use the -$4/2 Gillette Body Wash Q (P&G 5/2; x5/31)
OOP: Only tax -- FREE
Receive: $4ECB - MoneyMaker - you just made $4 and got two free items

- Buy 2 Nivea Body Wash for $4.99 (making it $9.98 total) & Buy 2 Nivea Lip Care at $2.99 ($5.98)
for a grand total for all four items = $15.96 (Receive $5ECB when you purchase $15 worth of Nivea items.)
Use 1 B1G1 Free Body Wash Q from the June All You magazine*
Use 1 B1G1 Free Lip Care Q from the June All You magazine*
Use 1 -$4/1 or -$3/1 Nivea Bodywash Q from P&G 5/2
Use 1 -$1/1 Nivea Lip Care
OOP: $2.98 with the -$4/1 OR $3.98 with the -$3/1
Receive $5ECB, a money maker of either $1.02 or $2.02 (depending on the Q used)

Thanks, Money Saving Madness!

*If you have not purchased an All You or subscribed to All You magazine, I highly recommend you do so. You can purchase an All You magazine at Walmart (only), but it is less expensive to purchase an annual subscription. If you want to sign up for a subscription go to Shop At Home, sign up for Shop At Home if you haven't already done so and receive a $5 sign up bonus. Type in in the search, you'll receive 5% back on all purchases, one in's site search for All You, and after all discounts it'll only end up costing you around $12. If anyone is interested I can send you a $5 gift certificate to use at, which will then bring your total down to $7. I will need you email address to send you the gift certificate. Just email me your email address!

***Notes about CVS***
You can use as many coupons as you need to make the appropriate purchases, plus you can use as many ECB as you would like, or have, for each transaction. CVS is very coupon friendly.

In order to use ECBs your transaction total must be greater than or equal to the amount of the ECB, if not and you want to use your ECB instead of money out of your pocket, you'll have to purchase some additional items not get your transaction total up enough to use the ECB.
CVS will not give "change" for having more ECBs then your transaction toal.

- Example: You have a $5ECB in hand and ready to use. Your transaction total only equals $3.56. You will need to grab an extra item or two to bring your total up to at least $5 or more to use your ECB, otherwise just pay OOP.


There are some other good items on sale at CVS, visit Money Saving Madness, after you have bought the above items you can then use your ECBs to go back and purchase the additional sale items you may need or want to stockpile on.

My goal is to try and walk out every time with ECBs in my pocket, however, in the beginning this may not be entirely possible.

Next week, I will talk about how to purchases in multiple transactions, and how to 'roll over' your ECBs.



Walgreens is a bit trickier than CVS. They are not as coupon friendly.
  • Their policy is that you can not have more items than coupons.

If you have a MF coupon & a Walgreens coupon and only have one product, you'll have to throw in what is known as a filler item (usually a small piece of candy or something really cheap to make the coupon work).

You can also receive what Walgreen's calls Register Rewards (RR), as compared to CVS's ECB. RR print off the catalina after your sale is complete. RR can then be used on future transactions. Please note, that with RR these are consider coupons and you cannot have more coupons then items, if you do throw in a filler item.

Here are some of my favorite items this week at Walgreens. Some more Money Makers! For a full list visit Mummy Deals.

Colgate Total Advance or Enamel Strength ($2.99ea)- Receive $2RR
Use -$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste from the Diabetes & You Walgreen's booklet or SS 5/9

OOP: $1.99 + tax

Final: FREE after $2RR

Complete Mulitpurpose Solution (12oz) ($7.99) - Receive $8RR

Use -$2/1 from RP 5/16

OOP: $5.99 +tax

Final: $2 Money Maker after $8RR

**For the Daring at Heart**

If you would like you could 'roll' these two transactions, here's how you would do this:

You will tell the cashier you are going to do two transactions:

1st Transaction:

Colgate Toothpaste ($2.99)

Use -$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste from the Diabetes & You Walgreen's booklet or SS 5/9

Pay OOP: $1.99

Receive $2RR

Final: Free after RR

2nd Transaction:

Complete Multipurpose Solution ($7.99) (& grab a filler item)

Use -$2/1 from RP 5/16

Use $2RR from 1st Transaction

OOP: $3.99

Receive: $8RR

Final: $4 Money Maker!


I hope this helps getting you started at Walgreens & CVS. Please if you have questions don't be afraid to ask.

Friday, May 21, 2010

$10 Coupon for Scrubbing Bubbles

Totally Target has just posted a $10 Q for Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower kit. Check it out here.


If you haven't checked out Groupon, I am highly recommending you do so. You can save up to 90% on a lot of services. It's free to join, and you only buy the things you want. I am excited because today's Groupon is from Pizzeria Valdiano's in East Orlando area, and I am pretty sure this is my favorite pizza joint around. Today you can buy $20 worth of food for only $10, it's like free money! I can deal with that, now that is a way to make your money search farther.

Click here to learn more about

Meat & Produce- Best Sales (5/21-5/29)

Every Friday I will start posting the best sales I can find for Meat & Produce as I know many of you can find difficulty in this area. Hopefully, this will help! The ones bolded are ones I think are worth buying.

Winn Dixie:
Item: Cost Percentage Saved
  • Red Delicious Apples 5lb Bag ($1.99) - 67% Savings
  • Red Delicious Apples ($.75lb) - 53% Savings
  • Dole Tropical Gold Pineapple ($1.99ea) - 50% Savings
  • WD Russet Potatoes 10lb Bag ($1.99ea)- 67% Savings
  • Green Bell Peppers ($1.49lb) - 42% Savings
  • Roma Tomatoes ($.99lb) - 50% Savings
  • Dole Iceberg Lettuc3 ($.89ea) 53% Savings
  • WD Italian Sausage Links (4/$10) 37%
  • Sanderson Split Chick. Brsts ($1.50lb) 50%
  • Sanderson Whole Chicken ($.74lb) 50%
  • WD Pork Tenderloin ($3.00lb) 50%
  • WD Pork Steaks ($1.75lb) 50%
  • WD Fresh Ground Chuck ($2.49lb) 33%
  • WD Boneless Cubed Steak ($2.49lb) 50%


  • Slice Watermelon ($.49lb) 29%
  • Florida Strawberries (2/$5) 28% - use two Qs found on a tear pad for -$.50/1 making them (2/$4) 43%
  • Florida Sweet Corn (8/$2) 50%
  • Tomatoes on the Vine ($1.49lb) 58%
  • Grape Tomatoes ($1.55ea) 50%
  • Fresh Express Salads ($1.55ea) 62% - use Q from
  • Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon ($2.25ea) 60% - use Target Q for B3G1 Free

  • Red Seedless Grapes ($1.39lb)
  • Red Delicious Apples ($.79lb)
  • Zuchinni ($.69lb)
  • Green Beans ($.79lb)
  • Romaine Lettuce ($.89ea)
  • Strawberries (2/$4)
  • Kiwi Fruit (5/$.99)
  • Sanderson Chick Thighs or Drums ($.79lb)
  • Whole Beef Sirloin ($1.79lb)
  • Pork Shoulder Picnic ($.69lb)
I will complete the list later this afternoon!