Monday, January 31, 2011

Coupon Lingo

For those of you new to couponing, you're going to be seeing lots of terms and abbreviations online when referring to coupons. I have complied a list of coupon lingo to help you out. As time goes on, I will add to this list.

$1/1: This shows the value of the coupon and how many items it's for. This example means Save $1 on 1 item. If it said $.50/2 would mean Save $.50 on 2 items. $2/3 means Save $2 on 3 items, etc.
AC: After Coupon
BC: Before Coupons
BOGO, BOGOF, B1G1, B1G1F: Buy One Get One Free
CAT, Catalina: These print at the register when you check out- usually triggered by purchasing certain items, or a certain dollar amount. these can be used like cash towards your next purchase. If they say manufacture coupon, you should be able to use them anywhere.
CF: loadable e-coupons
Coupon Policy: Each store has it's own rules about coupons- if they double, how many you can use, stacking restrictions, etc. Before you using coupons at a store check their policy to make sure you go by their rules to take full advantage of all your savings opportunities start nities and restrictions.
CPN: Coupon
Double Coupon: A coupon that can double it's value. Some stores will double the your coupon up to $1, or a similar idea. Check your store's coupon policy.
ECB: Extra Care Bucks- Prints out on your receipt at CVS to be used like cash towards your next purchase
Filler: Items you buy just to get up to a certain minimum amount to qualify for a sale or coupon
FS: Free Shipping
GC: Gift Card
GM: General Mills
HOT: A great deal only available for a short time- get it while it's hot!
MFR: Manufacture Coupon- can be accepted at any store that accepts coupons
MIR: Mail In Rebate
OOP: Out Of Pocket - How much you actually pay
OYNO: On Your Next Order
P&G: Proctor & Gable Coupon Insert from the Sunday newspaper
Peelie: Coupon that you peel off the package
Q: Coupon
RP: Red Plum Coupon Insert from the Sunday newspaper
RR: Register Rewards- Prints out with your receipt at Walgreens to be used like cash towards your next purchase
SC: Store Coupon- Can only be accepted at the store shown on the coupon
SS: Smart Source Coupon Insert from the Sunday newspaper
SP: Stockpile
Stacking: Combining a manufacture coupon "stacked" with a store coupon to maximiza savings
Triple Coupon: A coupon that can triple it's value
UPC: Universal Product Code- Bar Code
UPR: Up Rewards- Prints out with your receipt at Rite Aid to be used like cash towards your next purchase
V: Valassis Coupon Insert from the Sunday newspaper- Same as Red Plum Insert
WYB: When you buy

If there's anything I'm forgetting, please write it in the comments, and I will update my list.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Michael's Coupons

Click here for some printable coupons for Michael's Craft Store including 25% Off Entire Order, 40% Off One Item, 60% Off Framing Order,

My Walgreens Trip- Paid $2.13 for a $68.57 Purchase

My awesome trip to Walgreens, and how I did it:

Original Total: 68.57
My Total Out of Pocket Cost (OOP): $8.13
Plus I got paid $6 in Register Rewards (RR's) that I can use like cash towards my next purchase.

I saved $66.44

So it basically cost me $2.13 after sales, coupons, and RR's!


7 - Chex Mix 8.75 oz
     On Sale 3/$3
     Used Save $/1 Mfr coupons (7) from the Vons Joy of Football Coupon Booklet
     Used 2 Save $.99/3 from the Walgreens Booklet
     Free- Plus Overage -$1.98 off

2 - Kraft Homestyle mac n cheese
     Original Price $3.19
     Used Save $1/2 from the Walgreens Booklet
     Used Save $1/1 from Smart Source Coupon Insert 1/16
     Final Price $1.69

6 - Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner
     Original price $4.99
     On sale 2/$7
     Used 3 of $3 off of 2 coupons from PG 12/26
  Get $6 RR (pay $2 each, $12 total- get back $6 RR, like $1 each)- 3 separate transactions!

2 - Club Crackers
    Original Price $2.50 
    Used 2 coupons for Save $.75
    Used Walgreens Coupon for Save $1
    Final Price $.75 each

These deals end today! So get them while you can! If I can do it, you can do it! Keep reading my blog for money saving advice.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Safeway Online Ordering Deal!

Save $15 & FREE Shipping on your First Order of $50 or More with coupon code SHARE15. Click here to try online grocery shopping with Safeway.

Printable Pillsbury & General Mills Coupons

Click here to print coupons for Pillsbury and other General Mills products

Another Blockbuster Express Free Movie Code

There is a new FREE Blockbuster Express rental code available until 2/3/11: 28CHD4X

And don't forget about this code expiring soon: 
MRC37H Exp2/25/11

Movies are due by 9 PM the next day to avoid the $1 nightly fee. A little trick my hubby and I use is to use the same code twice by using both of our debit cards. The codes can be used once per card. 
You can find a Blockbuster Kiosk near you here. You can even reserve your movie online.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Printable Coupon for Snuggle

"Like" Snuggle on Facebook for a printable $1 Off coupon

Grocery University

Grocery University couponing course

Grocery University is a 2 hour, 19 minute audio course that will teach you everything you need to know about making the most of your grocery budget – regardless of whether you’re new to bargain shopping or have been a super-shopper for years.

What’s Included?

The Grocery University course includes 139 minutes of audio MP3 files and a 40-page student workbook (PDF) with more tips, visual aids, example scenarios, and more.
Plus, you’ll also receive a BONUS: the 10-page Grocery University Rock Bottom Price Database PDF, a $10 value on its own, for free! All information is delivered digitally so you can start learning right away!

Grocery University is for you.
How much would your life change if you could spend two hours listening to the Grocery University course and be completely equipped to start saving 30%, 40%, 50%, or more every time you go to the store? It’s so well-rounded and comprehensive that it will help everyone from the most experienced coupon shopper to a newbie who doesn’t want to clip coupons at all!

How much does it cost?

Even though this course could help you save HUNDREDS of dollars every month, Grocery University is priced at just $24.95 so that everyone can afford to learn these strategies. You could save that much just on your trip to the store this afternoon!
Go here to read more and purchase Grocery University!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Anthony's Pasta Coupons

Anthony's Pasta goes on sale all the time for about $1. I came across a printable coupon for save $1. I just got a bunch of free pasta from Vons yesterday, but today was the last day of the sale. Starting tomorrow, they will be on sale at Albertsons (So. California) for $1. If you don't have a Albertson's near you, print a bunch a hold on to them til you find a sale to match it with. Coupon expires 2/22/11. And the best part is you can print a ton of coupons cuz they don't put a printing limit on it. This is a good time to stock up on free pasta! If you have never tried stockpiling before, this is a great first item to start with. They last over a year. So go get yourself a bunch of free pasta. 

Has anyone come across any free  (or super cheap) pasta sauce deals to go along with our giant stockpile of pasta?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Free Lotion at Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works is giving away free bottles of the new Carried Away Lotion. No purchase nessesary.  Click here for the printable coupon. This is good until Jan 23rd only, so hurry and get it today!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

20% Off at Party City

Click Here for a printable coupon for 20% off your whole order of $40 or more.

Free Coffee-Mate French Vanilla 50ct Box at Staples

You can get a 50 pack of Coffee Mate Creamers for free from Staples right now. It's normally $6.99. Just click here to add the item to your cart. When you check out use code 69486 and it will make the item free. then to avoid paying the 9.95 shipping fee, select ship to store. Thatsaves you a total of $16.94. Here is what your cart will look like:

Free Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner

Herbal Essences is giving away 6,000 coupons today and tomorrow for free bottles of Shampoo or Conditioner. They already sold out of today's supply, so check it out at noon EST tomorrow when they give away 6,000 more!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Thanks Money Saving Mom, Smart Couponing, My Frugal Adventures

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Parents Magazine One Year Subscription for $1!

Barnes & Noble's website is offering a one year subscription to Parents Magazine for only $1! The cover price would be $42/year. The great thing about this magazine is that it has some really great coupons in it. They usually have one of those 20% Off Amazon coupons I was telling you about, coupons to Gymboree, portrait coupons, and tons more.

I'm not sure when this code expires, so get it while it lasts! Click this link to get Parents Magazine for $1! Then add the code K9B9J4H at checkout to bring your total down to $1.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fresh & Easy Coupon: $6 Off $30 Purchase

Have you been to Fresh & Easy yet? It's a great little market with lots of fresh healthy foods along with normal name brand foods. The only bummer about the store is that they don't accept manufacture coupons. But they do regularly email store coupons to their customers for $5-10 off your purchase. Click here to print a coupon for save $6 on a $30 purchase. And click here to get on their email list. This coupon expires Jan 23, 2011.

Need Help with Home Made Baby Food Makers

Does anyone make home made baby food? My little boy just turned 4 months old so he will start  eating food very soon. I'm all about saving money, and keeping my little boy super healthy, so I plan on making home made baby food.

I still have some jars of pre-made baby food I found on an amazing sale. (Click here for that post.) I'll use those for convenience- if I'm in a hurry or if I'm out somewhere.

I was planning on just using my blender or Magic Bullet Blender to make homemade food. But I've been hearing about machines that do everything all in one. They steam the food, puree it, and reheat it. Does anyone suggest a certain one? Here's a few I'm thinking about:

Does anyone have any suggestions or opinions? Any other ones I haven't listed? I know I have to invest $$ in one of these, but I'm on a mission to find one on a good deal!

Free Blockbuster Kiosk Movie Rental

There is a new FREE Blockbuster Express rental code available until 2/25/11: MRC37H

And don't forget about these codes expiring soon: 
14CHD2X Exp. 1/20/11
ESU11B  Exp.  1/18/11
Movies are due by 9 PM the next day to avoid the $1 nightly fee.
You can find a Blockbuster Kiosk near you here.

Minute Maid Orange Juice

Head on over to Minute Maid's Facebook Page. When you "Like" their page, you will get a printable coupon for buy one get one free Minute Maid Orange Juice. If you wait to use it til there's a sale, you could get some big time savings!

While you're on Facebook, make sure to "Like" our page Home Sweet Frugal Home for a chance to win a $50 Target Gift Card!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Printable Coupons for Health Products

Click here for coupons to save $1 or $2 on Advil, Caltrate, Dimetapp, and Thermacare products.

Free Digital Issue Mothering Magazine

GE Reveal Light Bulbs for $.04 at Target

GE Reveal 4-pack lightbulbs - on sale for $2.54
Coupon: $1.50 GE Reveal Target coupon and $1 GE Reveal manuf coupon in 1/9 SS
Final Price: 4¢

Thanks Who Said Nothing In Life Is Free!

Free Bananas & Cornbread @ BJ's Wholesale

Click here to print your coupons for FREE Bananas and Cornbread from BJ's Wholesale.

Amazon Diaper Deals

I have been using the Amazon Mom Program to get amazing deals on Amazon's website. The best deals are on diapers and wipes, but you can use this for a variety of things Amazon sells. Joining Amazon Mom gives you a free upgrade to a Amazon Prime Account  (normally $79/year) which offers unlimited FREE Two Day Shipping on ALL orders, no matter how small. This is perfect to have for all those amazing under $5 deals I find! 

Amazon Mom members save 15% on select diapers and wipes. Then if you choose the Subscribe and Save option, you save an additional 15% off- bringing your discount to 30% off! Plus You get free shipping with the free upgrade to Amazon Prime. 

Now, let's make this deal even better. On top of that discount you can find 20% off coupon codes in American BabyParents and Parenting the Early Years Magazine. Those discounts can be stacked on top of the 30% off you already have! They even have coupons on Amazon's website for diapers that can be stacked with everything else.

Click the image below to sign up for Amazon Mom for free.

Here’s how it works step by step:
::Sign up for Amazon Mom and go to the Baby section on Amazon and click on the “Special Offer” link at the top to see all products which qualify for the 30% off discount. (Be sure to check the Amazon Coupons Page here and refresh a few times to see if there’s any applicable coupons. They have $2/1 Pampers coupons and more.)
::Choose the diapers you’d like to purchase.
::Add them to your cart using the Subscribe & Save feature and they should show up at 30% off plus free shipping.
::Add the 20% off coupon codes from Parents or Parenting the Early Years magazines to the coupon code box. It looks like you may be able to use at least three different codes in one order!
::Once you receive your diapers, don’t forget to log in and cancel your subscription — unless you’d like to continue receiving diapers at the discounted rate.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom! 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese

Have you guys tried Kraft Homestyle Mac n Cheese? Oh it's soooo yummy! It gives my grandma's homemade recipe a huge competition. Well, I came across this amazing deal. You can get it this week at Walgreens for only $0.16 starting tomorrow.

Sale Price: Normally over $2, it is on sale this week for $1.66. 

Manufacture Coupon: There should be a Save $1 On 1 coupon in tomorrow’s paper. That brings it down to $.66. 

Store Coupon: But there is also a Save $1 On 2 coupon in the Walgreens January coupon book that will make these bags just $.16 each!! They are normally priced around $2 or more so this is a great deal! If you are new to Walgreens, you can get the Walgreens coupon books right at the front of the store.  You just need one of the coupons and it will take off the .50 for each bag that you purchase.
More CouponsYou may use one store coupon per item and you can stack that with one manufacture coupon per item. So obviously, use the highest valued ones first. There is also a printable manufacture coupon for save save $.50 on Kraft's Facebook page. Go to Kraft Mac N Cheese on Facebook, click on Homestyle, then Print Coupons. It allows you to print 2 copies. If you use this at a different store that doubles coupons, it will be worth $1 Off.

Thanks My Frugal Adventures!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Free Movie Rental from Blockbuster Express

There is a new FREE Blockbuster Express rental code available through Jan 20, 2011:
You can find a Blockbuster Kiosk near you here.

Thanks My Frugal Adventures! 

Huge List of Retail Coupons

Heading out to the stores this weekend? Be sure to bring along some coupons! Here is a list of over 50 printable coupons!

If you know of a coupon not listed here, please let me know in the comments.

Thanks to the following Bloggers for help with this list: This Frugal LifeJodi Saves More, Surviving the Stores, Bucktown Bargains, Your Retail Helper