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Sunday, January 29, 2012

How to Coupon at Target

Target is a great store to coupon at for non-food items.
They take all manufacture coupons and also have their own store coupons.
Store coupons can be found at target.com by clicking the "coupons" button on the right of the page.
From there you can pick out what coupons you'd like and print them. Each coupon can be printed twice.
There are often coupons for $ off of clothing brands. By matching theses coupons up with clothes on the clearance rack, you can get cheap or even free clothes!
Target coupons can also be stacked with manufacture coupons. That means if there is a Target coupon and a manufacture coupon for a product, such as Iams cat food, you can use both coupons on a single product.
If your looking to purchase a large amount of items using coupons at Target, (your extreme couponer you...) you can pre-order stock so you aren't clearing the shelves and can get all the items you need at once. However, your pre-coupon total on the pre-ordered items must be over $100 for one type of item (ex. just Scope mouthwash) or $500 total for multiple items (ex. scope mouthwash, Iams cat food, Pantene Shampoo, and ect).
Also, Target often has giftcard deals so if you buy a certain item or certain amount of items, you recieve a Target giftcard. This is one way Target can offer products to it's customers below the price that the manufacture allows. These deals often are offered on baby formula, video games, diapers, prescriptions, movies, and electronics.
If you have any problems using coupons at Target, contact the salaried manager of the store. If the manager does not solve the problem, call the corporate number. Target usually is extremely helpful to couponers. Just make sure you have names of those who you had problems with, UPC codes of the products, and the coupon information prior to calling. If you aren't helped correctly, call back to get another customer service employee. Some are better than others.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Big Changes Coming to JCPenney on Feb 1st

Starting February 1st, JCPenney is completely revamping their store. With a new ceo from Apple Inc, JCP is changing all their sales tactics.
Here are some changes that employees have heard of so far:
1. No more coupons except the 15% off from doing surveys.
2. No more one day sales or doorbusters.
3. No mailings sent out.
4. Instead of big sales they will have "everyday low prices"
5. They are attempting to bring in huge brands and want to be in competition with Abercrombie and Fitch, Sephora, and other high end stores.
6. There will no longer be a catalog.
7. Multiple stores are closing.
Will this be the end of the store we know and love?
Right now, they are clearancing out huge amounts for products in nearly every JCP store. So use your coupons and stock up now!
The sale is said to end January 31st and we will just have to wait and see what changes actually happen on the 1st.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Our Thirty-One Tote Giveaway Winner!

Due to the small amount of comment entries, I entered all of our Facebook fans into the giveaway!
Using Random.org, I made a list of all fans in order of when they liked the page (which is the way they are listed on Facebook). Random.org gave me number 1 which matched up with... Michelle Chance-Sangthong!
Congrats Michelle! Please email budgetcowboybaby@gmail.com to claim your prize and pick out which fabric you would like your tote in!
Look out for more giveaways in the future!

How I Made $4 By Buying Babyfood!

I purchased 108 Beech-Nut stage 2 baby food jars at my local Meijers.
By doing 5 transactions and using nearly 30 coupons, I was able to MAKE $4 on these!
That's right, I paid $0.00 and then a $4 store catalina printed out for me to leave with.
The catalina is a coupon good on any purchase at Meijer.

This is just one example of how to make money using coupons.
Plus I recieved at least 2 months worth of baby food for my son for free!
Keeping watching my blog for more posts on how to make money by living a frugal life.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Paid $5.12 Including Tax for Over $45 Worth of Product!

The above is valued at over $45
I paid $5.12 including tax!

items include:
2 - Similac Sensitive Ready Made Tubs
24 - Beech Nut Baby food jars
1 - 20 count Finish Powerball
2 - Purell 8oz bonus packs
1 - Palmolive 10oz bottle
2 - 32 load ALL detergent

It's as if I only paid for 1 Purell and got the rest for free!

Interested in the breakdown for a specific product?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hot Deals Week of 1/08

Here is this week's shopping with coupons so far.
The above is valued at $51
I paid only $10

Here are the HOT deals this week:
All these products are under $1.50!


Finish 20 pack Powerball
on sale for 2 for $7
- (2) $2.15/1 coupons from 1/1 RP
Total: $1.35 each!

Palmolive 10 oz
on sale for $.99
- $.50/1 coupon from 1/1 RP
Total: $.49 each!

Listerine Total Care
on sale for $3.99
- $1/1 coupon found here
Recieve $2 ECB
Total: $.99 each! after ECB

Kodak Archive DVD
on sale for $4.99
Receive $4.99 ECB
Total: FREE! after ECB

Mars Chocolate Singles
on sale for $0.75
Receive $0.75 ECB
Total: FREE! after ECB


Gillette Fusion Proglide Shave Gel 2.5 oz.
on sale for $0.97
- $1/1 Gillette Fusion Shave Prep from PG 1/1
Total: FREE!

Market Pantry Boxed Macaroni & Cheese 6 oz
regular price $0.69

Aquafresh Extreme Clean 0.8oz Travel Size
Regular Price $0.97
Total: FREE!


Clorox Liquid Bleach 82-98 oz
on sale for $1.98
$0.50/1 Clorox printable coupon
Total: $0.98

Kool Aid Jammers 10 ct pouches
on sale for $1.67
$1.00/3 Meijer mPerks digital coupon
plus if you buy 3 or more Kool-Aid Jammers (10 ct),
get $3.00 off instantly at the register
Total: $0.33 each! when you buy 3

Kraft Shredded Cheese 8 oz
on sale for $2.00
$0.50/2 Kraft printable coupon
Total: $1.50 each! when you buy 2 

Wal-Mart:UP2U Gum
Regular Price $1.28
- $1/1 UP2U multipack from 1/1 SS or RP (I can't recall which one it was)
Total: $.28! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Back on Track!

Now that the holidays are over it's time to get back on track!
Our giveaway has been extended until January 19th!

Also, my new years resolution is to organize my life.
So I will be posting organization tips throughout the year as well.

Here are a few couponing trips of mine from during the holiday season:

Week of 12/11
8- Sally Hansen Salon Effects
2- Wet and Wild lip glosses
Grand total: 17.50
Saved: $73

Week of 12/31
Bought 9 bottles of brand name shampoo plus a $2 pack of mints (for my mom :) ).
Grand total: $10
Saved:at least $42 estimated

Transaction 1 of week of 1/8
2- Tide 32 load bottles
1- medium sized Downy bottle
4- 9oz Dawn soaps
2- 16 count Always Infinity boxes (usually sooo expensive)
2- 20 count boxes of Tampax pearl
2- 3 count packs of Ivory soap
Grand total: $5.07
Saved: $51.00

I'm planning another transaction this week once I get more coupons! The CVS deals are great!

So over the last month, I've saved $166 dollars using coupons!
And that's just on drug store deals!

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