This morning on the Delly’s Deals Radio Show I talked about the CVS deal on Zyrtec, my upcoming workshop, and frugal tips for 2012. People called in and shared their tips for being frugal in 2012.
Click here to see details on how I got free Zyrtec and how you can, too, through tonight at CVS.
My next workshop is January 21st, 2012 in Wilmington. Hope to see you there! Click here for details.
We gave away a $50 gift certificate for the best frugal tip from listeners. The gift certificate was courtesy of I Am Salon and Day Spa, our radio show sponsor. If you love the show, check out their website and their many awesome services! They are always offering great deals, too, so be sure to give them a call!
Check out their website at www.iamsalonanddayspa.com
Super Double coupons week starts next Wednesday at Harris Teeter!
Don’t forget your Sunday paper tomorrow! There should be tons of great coupons in it since it’s first of the month.
Finally, remember to use any last minute coupons that expire tonight, Dec. 31st.
Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for being a reader this year!
Harris Teeter Deals
Lowes Foods Deals
Food Lion Deals
If you haven’t yet heard, I am excited to announce that Super Double Coupon week will be coming up on Wednesday, January 4th at Harris Teeter!
Starting Wednesday and lasting through Tuesday night, January 10th, all coupons between $1.00-$1.99 will double in value. Normally, only coupons less than $1.00 double, however Super Double coupons week is very special in that your higher value coupons will have a chance to double. The limit is 20 coupons to double per day, so if you need to use more than that, you should go back another day.
I suggest starting now pulling all your $1.00-$1.99 coupons that you would like to use. I also suggest arranging them by department in the store to help with organization. I simply make piles on my living room floor or kitchen table once I have pulled all the coupons I’d like to use. See my older post, “How I Get Ready for Super Double Coupons Week” for details on how I prepare for special shopping events like this.
Also, don’t forget to start printing coupons now, too. You can print some now and then print more on January 1st, since many will reset. See the left of my website and click, “See all coupons” to see all the options you have for printable coupons. There are many good ones on there, so be sure to print now before they sell out!
If you need to order any coupons, check EBAY. I often find great deals on specific coupons there.
Finally, remember your Sunday paper this Sunday, January 1st, because from what I hear there are sure to be lots of great coupons!
Have you seen this week’s CVS ad? It came out on Monday and you have until Saturday night (Dec. 31st) to take advantage of some great deals.
According to this week’s ad, Zyrtec (5 ct.) is on sale for $5.99. You pay $5.99 out of pocket for it, but if you use your CVS Extra Care Bucks card you will get an ExtraBucks reward for $5.99 back! You can use that $5.99 to buy anything else in the store. I plan to buy Theraflu with it, which is also on sale plus I have coupons.
To make the Zyrtec deal a money maker, you will need to also use a coupon. You can do the deal with no coupons at all, but if you can get your hands on a coupon for Zyrtec, that will make the deal even sweeter. I searched the Delly’s Deals Coupon Database for Zytrec coupons and several came up. Here is a link to one on the Zytrec website for $2.00 off (there is also $4 off one but it’s for a larger count than 5 count). If you use the $2 off coupon, you will only pay $3.99 out of pocket but you will still get back the full $5.99 Extra Care Buck reward, so you essentially made $2! I love Zyrtec for allergy season- around April/May/June, I can’t live without it!
Also note that Theraflu is on sale and there have been a ton of matching coupons for Theraflu in the past couple of month’s Sunday newspapers. Theraflu is on sale for $4.77 which is already a good price. If you buy two, you get $3 in Extra Care Bucks back. So, two would cost $9.54. I also have a coupon for $4 off two in my binder so that brings my out of pocket cost down to $5.54 for the Theraflu. I will then apply the $5.99 in ExtraBucks that I earned from my Zyrtec purchase which will make my Theraflu free. Not only is it free, but I will get $3 in Extra Care Bucks back after I pay for the Theraflu! I can either save the $3 for a future purchase or spend it now on something else in the store.
As I always say, get your medicines BEFORE you are sick! If you wait until you are sick, you will surely pay full price for medicines that you could have gotten for FREE!
See bottom of post for two deals on batteries that are still going on this week!
I still remember those Christmases where my brothers and I woke up, opened our toys and were so excited to play with them- only to realize that my parents had forgotten the batteries!
When this occurred, we had two options and neither was pretty. We either waited until the next day to get to play with the toy OR my parents ran to the closest convenience store and grabbed batteries for about four or five times the normal cost.
Don’t let this happen to you on Christmas Day! Batteries are one of those items that you can almost always find a deal on, provided you get them BEFORE you need them. I keep AA and AAA batteries on hand at all times. Then, I just buy them again when I see them go on sale. This way, I always have them and never have to rush to purchase more.
I love buying name brand batteries, too. They last longer and I’ve found that when I get them on sale and/or use coupons, they cost less than the store brand batteries.
For example, I saw AA batteries at the Dollar Tree the other day, 2 in a pack for $1. I calculated that to get 16 it would cost me $8.00. These were definitely off-brand batteries, too, so no telling how long they last (I’m betting not long).
During the last Super Double coupon week I got 6-8 count packs of Duracell AA batteries for free. I also use the coupons for Duracell that come in the Proctor and Gamble coupon insert each month for additional savings. Harris Teeter usually offers a digital coupon for batteries as well in their EVIC coupons.
Here are two deals going on for batteries right now:
Harris Teeter Saturday Special Dec. 24th only- 24 count AA or AAA batteries for $3.97 (Harris Teeter brand- I’ve used these before and they work well)
Staples- Get batteries basically free using your rewards card. Buy them now at full price (around $12 for 16 pack AA or AAA) and get the total price back on your rewards card in 4-6 weeks! You can then use that money to buy others things in Staples for free like printer ink, paper, running copies, etc.) I love doing that. This deal lasts through December 24th.
There is no need to overpay for batteries if you plan ahead! Don’t get caught empty-handed on Christmas morning!
I just wanted to do one final reminder about the charity workshop for Ms Leia tonight at the hospital in the SEAHEC auditorium. Workshop will last from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and will cover the basics of couponing and how to cut your grocery bill by 50%.
Proceeds will go to benefit a local young teacher fighting breast cancer. Ms. Leia is a teacher at Children’s Learning Center on Darlington Avenue and was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time Fall of 2011. She has a young daughter (2 or 3 years old). Click here to read an article about the event.
Cost is only $10 per person and includes a guidebook and free coupons for each attendee. RSVP by calling 338-4875 or RSVP online here.
Please spread the word and let others know how they can learn to cut their grocery bills and also help a great cause.
There’s nothing worse than waking up sick and realizing you have no medicine in your cabinets! Not only do you feel bad but you’re going to go to the store (or send your hubby or wife) and pay whatever price you must to get some relief. This leads to overpaying since people often pay full price when they have to buy medicine immediately.
With cold season upon us, I recommend being proactive and buying medicine BEFORE you get sick and when they’re on sale! When I need medicines, I go to the drugstore chains to get the good deals. Often they are running sales and it’s easy to look through my binder for matching coupons. Also, you can use my coupon database to find coupons on specific medicines. For instance, tonight I wanted to price check Tylenol. So I went to my coupon database and typed “Tylenol” in the search bar. Sure enough, several printable coupons for Tylenol popped up and I printed two of them and put them in my binder. Now, it turns out that Tylenol wasn’t on sale, so I saved the coupons in my binder in the medicines section and I will wait until a sale on Tylenol pops up before I use them.
Tonight I went to CVS and what was on sale was Triaminic, which, like Tylenol, is an acetaminophen based pain reliever for children. I happened to have 2 coupons, each for $3 off, in my binder for Triaminic. Since it was on sale AND I had a coupon, I knew I was in business! This is where it pays not to be brand loyal, as I wanted Tylenol but since it wasn’t on sale I went with a different name brand.
CVS was running a deal on Triaminic where it cost 2 for $12. With my two $3 off coupons, that would make it 2 for $6 ($3.00 a piece).
They then had an Extra Care Bucks deal where if I bought two Triaminics I would get a $3 Extra Care Bucks reward back. So, I bought two and paid $6 plus tax out of pocket. I then got back a coupon for $3 to spend inside of CVS on something else.
I decided to do a second transaction so I could use my $3 rewards coupon to pay for my next purchase. I grabbed some Theraflu warming relief severe cold medicine for my husband and I. Although we are not currently sick, I like having it around for when we do get sick. It was regular price $6.49 but I had a $3 off manufacturer’s coupon from the Sunday paper a few weeks back. I also was able to use my $3 off extra care buck from the purchase of the Triaminic. That made my total $.49 for the Theraflu, which normally costs $6.49! What a great deal! I did have to pay $.45 tax, since the sales tax is configured on the original amount, not what I paid after coupons. Bummer.
So, in all I got 2 big 4 oz bottles of Triaminic children’s pain reliever AND 1 Theraflu Severe Cold Medicine for my husband and I all for a total of $6.49 plus tax! Note that one CVS brand acetaminophen costs almost that much, so I know I’m getting a good deal because I got three name brand medicines for that price.
Also, with the holidays and holiday travel coming up, I do suggest keeping medicines in a plastic bag (I put my children’s names on the bags, along with the dosage cups and syringes so they don’t get lost). This way, when you travel, you can easily throw the medicines in your suitcases. Don’t forget your medicines because it never fails that someone will get sick while you are out of town and sure enough you will head to the store and pay full price for medicines that are sitting at home in your cabinet!
If you want to get the deal I got on the Triaminic, it’s going on through Saturday night at CVS, so you have all week! If you don’t have the $3 off coupon, I did see a tearpad at Walgreens for $2 off of one Triaminic. It’s a manufacturer’s coupon so it can be used at any store, not just Walgreens.
Here’s to a healthy holiday for us all!
You know Christmas and New Years is near when there are no more coupons!
According to Southern Savers, there should not be any more coupons until January. I know this is disappointing to some of you, but take the time to clean out and organize your binders and oh, yes, RELAX and enjoy the holidays!
The good news is that when the coupons return in January, there are supposed to be lots of inserts filled with coupons!
Until 2012……..I’ll be doing posts here and there and also don’t forget the Delly’s Deals Coupon Binder drawing that’s coming up on Wednesday evening! “Like” Dellys Deals on Facebook for your chance to win a Deluxe Couponing Binder of your choice, with all the accessories!
This morning on the Delly’s Deals radio show I talked about quite a few random deals and offers, including details on my coupon binder giveaway! Below is a synopsis, including links to the weekly grocery store deals!
Delly’s Deals is giving away a Deluxe Coupon Binder for Christmas! I will be doing a drawing on Wednesday, December 21st around 6 p.m. from all members of my Facebook page and members of the Delly’s Deals blog. If you are member of both, you get two entries! The Deluxe Delly’s Deals binder comes with everything you need to be a savvy shopper and to save big bucks in the store. I’ll even throw in some free coupons! The binder and all accessories is a $35 value to the winner.
Trader Joe’s is coming to Wilmington on the corner of Oleander and College! They say they offer low prices all the time on their items and don’t accept coupons. I’ve never shopped one but definitely plan to check it out once it’s up and running!
Get Patnene Pro-V for $.50 at Harris Teeter when you buy two and use a $3.00 off digital coupon and a $3.00 off paper coupon. Deal lasts through Tuesday.
Smithfield Bacon (normally very expensive) is on sale at Harris Teeter. Get it for only $2.33 with the $1.00 off coupon.
Iams Dogfood is running a promo at Harris Teeter where you get $7 loaded onto your VIC card to spend for every $35 you spend on Iams through January 3rd, 2012.
Gain Laundry Detergent is on sale for $4.77 at Harris Teeter. Use a $1.00 digital coupon to make it only $3.77. This is better than the Sam’s Club price, which is 9.4 per ounce which would make it $4.70 at Sams Club. So, it’s more at Sams PLUS you have to buy a bigger quantity all at once!
I Am Day Spa and Salon is offering a deal where you buy three gift cards and get one free. Minimum is $.50 per card, so for example, buy $150 and get $200 worth with no limit. Keep in mind the savings over a year! Call 395-1335 for details or to take advantage.
Carolina Beach McDonalds has remodeled and is doing $.59 hamburgers and $.69 cheeseburgers today through 5 p.m.!
Weekly grocery deals:
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you tomorrow for the weekly newspaper coupon review!
SavingStar is a neat digital coupon service that I hope you will give a second look!
With SavingStar, you sign up online at their website at www.savingstar.com. After registering (very simple and easy) and entering your store savings card numbers, you can click coupons that will immediately go to your store shopper cards. They stay there until they expire (about 3-5 weeks). When you purchase those items, your savings will appear on your receipt but they will not come off your total bill. Instead, your savings will go to your account online with SavingStar and when you have at least $5, you can redeem the funds by requesting they be sent to Paypal (online bank) or you can get an Amazon.com gift certificate. There is also an option to donate the funds to American Forests. Either way, it really is like earning money without doing any extra work other than clicking the items you will buy.
The stores in our area (Wilmington, NC) that accept SavingStar coupons are: Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion, CVS and Rite Aid. Wal-Mart, Piggly Wiggly, and Walgreens were not listed on their website as stores that will accept the SavingStar digital coupons.
Sometimes SavingStar seems to go through periods where they don’t have very many good coupons but I believe they are getting better. In fact, today I received an email saying they had added new coupons. Below are some of the great coupons that I clicked and added to my account:
$.50 off Pepperidge Farms Goldfish
$.40 off 3 Campbell’s Condensed Soups
$1.00 off 2 Cheetos or Fritos
$1.00 off 2 Boursin Cheese Products
$1.00 off 2 Campbell’s Kettle Soups
$1.00 off 2 V8 V-Fusion Juices
$.50 off Yo-Baby Organic Yogurt 4-pack
$.50 off Stonyfield Organic Yogurt
$1.00 off 1 Irish Springs Deoderant or Antiperspirant
$1.00 off 2 Eggbeaters
$1.00 off 2 Marie Callendars Fresh Flavor Steamers
$1.00 off Lowes Foods Cooking Oil
$.75 off Lowes Foods Grape Juice
$.50 off Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn
There are many more coupons, but I just wanted to list a few. Again, it’s free and doesn’t hurt anything for you to click on these. If you buy the items, you earn money!
Also, you can use paper coupons along with the SavingStar coupons, although SavingStar does not promote that.
You can also easily print a list of all coupons that you have clicked to keep in your binder. Just look to the upper right and click “print list.”
I hope you will give SavingsStar a try!
Sorry that I have been missing in action! I’ve been busy delivering binder orders this weekend and through Tuesday but I plan to post more as I have wrapped up most of the deliveries. If you have not gotten your binder, there is still time! The binders make great Christmas gifts, even as a gift for yourself! They are sure to help you organize yourself and save money in the store. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get one.
I’d like to announce that I will be doing a charity couponing workshop on Tuesday, December 20th at 6:30 p.m. This is to raise funds for a young teacher at one of the schools where I teach- Ms. Leia. About two years ago, she found out she had breast cancer when her daughter was just a few months old. She received treatment and all was well until this fall when the cancer returned to another part of her body. Now she is going back for more treatments. Children’s Learning Center is hosting a charity workshop for her at the New Hanover Regional Hospital SEAHEC Auditorium. I will be teaching it and the cost is $10 with all proceeds going to a fund to help Ms. Leia pay the many medical bills she will have. 20% of binder and accessory sales will go towards the fund as well. Please pass the word around about this event. Not only will those who attend get great info on how to save money for their family, but you will all be helping Ms. Leia and her family as well. RSVP here or call me at 338-4875 for more info.
Finally, I want to announce some upcoming workshops via my Delly’s Deals Consultant Program. These workshops are not taught by me, but rather local consultants who are also knowledgeable in couponing. They also have binders available for purchase at their events.
Saturday, December 17th
Couponing Workshop taught by Whitney Kerler
Wilmington NE Regional Library
10-12 or 12-2
Cost: $12 and includes guidebook, free coupons, games and giveaways and lots of great info. Whitney recently got a ton of groceries and only paid a penny, so she she definitely knows her stuff!
Sunday, December 18th
Couponing Workshop taught by Melissa Thomas
Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department Training Room
Cost: $10 cash and includes guidebook, free coupons, and great info. Melissa is a wonderful resource for saving money in Brunswick County.
Call: 338-9612 to RSVP
Saturday, January 7th
Couponing Workshop taught by Tracy Smith
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Fellowship Hall
1303 HWY 117 South
Cost: $10 cash and includes guidebook, free coupons and great info. Tracy coupons for her family of 6 and is a reformed Wal-Mart and Costco shopper!
Call: 793-4873 to RSVP
I will be teaching more workshops in 2012 and I am now scheduling private workshops for January and February. As always, I will post here as they become available. If you are interested in hosting a workshop and having me come speak, call me at 338-4875. I do offer incentives and gifts to the host!