Rader Tips: Free Shutterfly Book, $5 Starbucks Gift Card and More!

  • Tammy: Last week at Ingles a catalina printed out for a free 7×9 photo book from Shutterfly. I did this last night at I got a 20 page 7×9 book for free, just paid shipping charges. Visit: shutterly.com/catalinaoffer (Anyone else get this?  If so – what did you buy to get it?)
  • Brandon: Starbucks 12 Days of Sharing today is for a FREE $5 Starbucks Gift Card wyb 1 lb of coffee! (In-Store)
  • Sara: Chick-fil-A will be giving away FREE Spicy Chicken Sandwiches in January – you can reserve yours HERE starting 12/27!
  • James: Get a hot $2 off coupon from Challenge Dairy HERE – making butter around $1!

Do you have some reader tips?  Leave a comment here – and share it with our fellow readers!

Hunt for Holiday Coupons is ON!

The Holiday season is the BEST time to find great coupons at all sorts of places. Why? Manufacturers know that food is a big part of Holiday Traditions – and they’d like to become YOUR tradition. If you use Libby’s canned pumpkin for your Thanksgiving dessert, your daughter will probably use Libby’s Pumpkin, and her daughter, etc…

Their motive is clear: if companies can lure you in with a high-value coupon this Holiday, they stand to get generations of repeat business. So how can you get your mittens on all the good coupons they’re putting out there?
1.) Variety is the Spice of Life!

If you ALWAYS go to Bi-Lo, and you’ve got everything they have to offer, shake up your routine a bit.  Stop in a Dollar Store for toilet-paper or milk, swing by K-Mart for… some made-up reason.  No matter what store you find yourself running into, take the time to speed-walk down every aisle looking for tearpads and blinkies. I have even gone out of my way (to SuperSaver) just on a hunch that they might have good tearpads that haven’t been stripped bare. They did!

2.) You’re Getting Warmer….
Don’t just scan the shelves for coupons- get creative.  Think, “If I were a tearpad, where would I hide?”  A-HA! That cardboard display! or  A-HA! That Christmas-y Arrangement of Baking Supplies!
3.) Ask, and You Shall Receive
Occasionally, coupons are kept behind counters.  For instance, sometimes the cosmetics counter at Walgreens has coupons that they haven’t put out yet.  I can’t guarantee you they will give you one, but it never hurts to ask!  Also, sometimes gas stations keep coupons behind the counter.  Give it an extra glance next time you’re paying for something!
4.) Share the Love!

You’re going to be so excited when you find a blinking display full of coupon booklets that you’re going to have the urge to grab 20 of them and do a jolly dance all the way home.  I know, I know!  We’ve all been there!   But keep in mind  the Golden Rule of Couponers:

Take a COUPLE, leave the rest!  There are so many of us, and so few tearpads…. please don’t be a “Scrooge” this Holiday Season!
Leave a comment if you’ve found a great holiday themed booklet or tearpad – so we can help each other on the hunt!

Saturday Savings Report: 10/9 (Lots of Motts!)

This just in!   If you’re looking for a spot to share your shopping trips & stockpile runs – come by the Time2Save News Desk every Saturday to leave a comment or link-up!  We LOVE hearing your stories, so spill the beans!

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(20) Packs of Motts Applesauce = $13.40

This week, my favorite trip was one which used NO coupons! (GASP)
I took a little nighttime run over to the local Target – to do the Motts Deal.  Recap:

Buy (5) Motts Apple Sauce 6-Packs/or 64 oz Motts juice ~ Get a $5 Target Giftcard

Since we fly through applesauce and juice around here, this sounded like a great deal!  The 6-Packs were priced at just $1.67 ea, which means that for every 5 I bought, I paid only $.67 a pack (After giftcard).

Here is some of my haul – and I expect to be stocking up a whole lot more with the White House Apple Sauce Deal at Bi-Lo this week!  I’ve already spoken to the manager about ordering extra, and I’ve bought an envelope of coupons off Ebay – so as soon as they arrive we’ll be swimming in nearly FREE applesauce!  (See that Bi-Lo deal HERE)

Your Turn!

Are you a frugal blogger?  If so come link-up here every Saturday with your favorite savings story of the week!

How to participate in the Saturday Savings Report:

  1. Write a short blog post about your Savings Adventure.
  2. Leave a direct link to your savings post.  Not a blogger?  Leave a comment in the comment section!
  3. Make sure to include specific info like which store you shopped – so other readers can try out your brilliant plan

Saturday Savings Report (Link-Up!) – 10/2

This just in!   If you’re looking for a spot to share your shopping trips & stockpile runs – come by the Time2Save News Desk every Saturday to leave a comment or link-up!  We LOVE hearing your stories, so spill the beans!

This week, I ran out to Food Lion randomly to fill my freezer with cheese – but I never had time to stop and take pictures or figure my totals.  Graciously – our wonderful Deal Detective Kim offered to step in and share her Food Lion shopping trip for this week’s Savings Report!  If any of you would like to share your trips for a Saturday Savings Report – please send it to me in a similar format, with a picture – and we’ll feature your Saving savvy!

Kim’s Food Lion Trips:

12 Hamburger Helpers = $12 *Done over 4 transactions
-  (4) $1/3 Coupons = $8
Paid $8 ~ Got back (4) $1.50 Off Meat Catalina Coupons

4 Glade candles @ $3.19 +(4) Kraft Cream Cheese $1 ea + (1) Kraft chunk cheese $1.39 = $18.15
- $5/5 Kraft Coupon
- (2) BOGO Glade + $1/2 Glade from 9/26 SS
Paid $5.77
~ Got back (2) $2 Off Next Purchase Glade Catalina coupons

3 Lbs ground Chuck + 2 Lbs Chicken =$20.92 (Pre-MVP Price)
- MVP Savings = $10.46
- (4) $1.50 Hamburger Helper Catalinas = $4.46
- (2) $2 Glade catalinas = $.46
Total after Tax: $1.28

Grand Total: $14.05  (For SEVERAL Meals worth of food!)
Total Before Coupons/Sale: $52.58

Your Turn!

Are you a frugal blogger?  If so come link-up here every Saturday with your favorite savings story of the week!

How to participate in the Saturday Savings Report:

  1. Write a short blog post about your Savings Adventure.
  2. Leave a direct link to your savings post.  Not a blogger?  Leave a comment in the comment section!
  3. Make sure to include specific info like which store you shopped – so other readers can try out your brilliant plan

Reader Tips: 8/20 Edition

If you have reader tips, we LOVE to hear from you!  You can comment right on this post or shoot us an email and I’ll stick them in the next list!  We can’t promise to get to all of them in a timely manner, but we’ll sure try.  Thanks and enjoy!

  • Dollar General: Has Wisk on sale for $3.  Use this $1/1 PRINT to get it for just $2!!  – Thanks Kimberly!
  • K-Mart: Deal Detective Kim heard they were doing “$1 Doubles” again this week – and Kelly confirmed as well!
  • Family Dollar: Print out several great Family Dollar Coupons HERE (Includes Hamburger Helper, Kelloggs, & More!) – Thanks Amber!
  • Publix: Go “LIKE” Hefty’s Facebook Page to get a $1/1 Coupon – use it at Publix this week where they are BOGO!  – Thanks Heather!
  • Freebie: You can get a free sample can of Enfamil from your pediatrician when you sign up HERE – Thanks, Bensmomma!
  • CVS: Jeremy over at the Eastridge CVS (in Chattanooga) wrote in to say he has TONS of Sobe left for anyone looking to use their BOGO coupons!
  • CVS: Deal Detective Kim told us she knows a few folks who’ve scored a $5/$25 both at the scanner & via email this week!
  • CVS: Joan found a tag near the curling irons for $5 ECB wyb 1 Conair Styling Appliance.  She found some as low as $7.99 – making them just $3 ea!
  • FREEBIE: Amy suggested anyone with a KraftFirstTaste account go check it – she got a FREE coupon for Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese!

Do YOU have a hot tip to share with our Time2Save Community?  Be a pal and leave a comment!

Reader Tips: August 5th Edition

If you have reader tips, we LOVE to hear from you!  You can comment right on this post or shoot us an email and I’ll stick them in the next list!  We can’t promise to get to all of them in a timely manner, but we’ll sure try.  Thanks and enjoy!

  • Deal Detective Kim wants us to head over HERE to get our FREE sample of Post-It Notes!  She said you’ll get a $1/1 PDF Coupon at the end of submitting your sample!  (I think this will make them FREE at the Dollar Store)
  • Reader Jenn commented that the new Play-Doh coupon is a $2/1 Spin & Store – Get your Coupon HERE (Using code KDN185UV9JN34 to play the game)
  • Miss Lee wrote in to say that LandOMoms has a $1/1 Lunchmeat Coupon on their site – and if you enter the code that comes in your LandOFrost lunchmeat – you can enter a contest thru Sept. 27th!!
  • Amber says that Belk’s & Kohl’s are having MEGA Clearance Sales (Around 90% Off some items)!  It’s worth a stroll through the mall for sure!
  • Kim wanted to remind everyone that today is Election Day.  Remember that Freedom isn’t free – many others paid the price for us.  Celebrate your right to get out and vote!
  • Go HERE to get a FREE Sample of Black Chai Tea!  – Thanks to Kai!
  • Teri wanted to recommend Mint.com to keep track of your spending (We couponers love to do that!)  See her comment and an explanation of how to use the free Mint Software HERE!

  • Lastly – Kim wanted to remind us of one more thing: This weekend is Tennessee Tax Free Weekend! If you have to buy computers, tons of clothes, etc… – it’s a great time to do so!

FREE Planters Almonds at Publix!

Thanks to reader, Cathy C for this great tip!

Publix has Planters Flavor Grove Almonds on sale for $2.50 this week:

  • If you printed the $1.50/1 Planters Flavor Grove Almonds coupon HERE yesterday (It’s a Wednesday only coupon)…
  • And if you found the Food Lion booklet about “Healthy Kids & Communities” that has a $1/1 store coupon in it…
  • You can stack them at Publixes that accept Food Lion coupons to get them FREE!

Have you found any more extra Publix deals?  Share them with us in the comments!

Reader Tips! (5/19)

  • Publix: Tanya wrote in to tell us that Publix has Cottonelle 12-ct Double Rolls for $6.49.  Use the $1.50/1 Target Q PRINT + the 50¢/1 MFR Q PRINT = $3.99!  Thanks Tanya – adding it to the list now!
  • Bi-Lo: Cathy wrote in to tell us that there is a 75¢/1 Hellman’s Q HERE that will make it only $2.24 for the Squeeze Bottle.  This is one of the items that gives you 10¢ Fuelperks wyb 3!  Thanks Cathy – it’s going on the list!
  • CVS: David wrote in saying that he bought (2) 99¢ CVS brand shampoos using those $1/1 coupons from last week, and not only did he get them FREE – but got a $1 RR too!
  • Kroger: Julie emailed to mention that Shout is on sale for $3.49.  There is a 55¢/1 Kroger Q + a 55¢/1 Peelie + you’ll get a $1 Catalina.  This makes it $1.39 ea!
Miscellaneous Tips:
  • Kerry wanted to give all Kraft First Taste members a heads up to check their accounts – there are some FREE Product coupons being made available to some members!
  • Anne dropped a line to say she found a new $1/2 Welch’s refrigerated juice coupon on Coupons.com
  • And SEVERAL readers confirmed that the Huggies Wipes Coupons are indeed RESET! (Go print 2 before they’re gone!)