|October 25, 2011||Winn Dixie 10/26-11/1|
|October 21, 2011||$10 Olay Spa Gift Set Caddy at Walmart.com|
|October 18, 2011||Clip2Save column: Shopping CVS for Savings, Part One|
|October 18, 2011||Winn Dixie BOGO's and Make-A-Meal, week of Oct. 19-Oct. 25, 2011|
|September 22, 2011||Yard Sale fundraiser for Payton Thornton & family|
|September 20, 2011||K-wonderful Koffee from my new Keurig|
|September 20, 2011||Winn Dixie BOGO's and Make-A-Meal, week of 9/21/11|
|September 15, 2011||Clip2Save Local Coupons, September 15, 2011|
|September 13, 2011||Clip2Save coupon class|
|September 13, 2011||Don’t be a copycat|
Buy (2) Red Baron Pizzas 2/$12.98
** (Save $2 instantly when you purchase (2) Red Baron pizzas. See store for coupon)
Get (1) FREE pound Hormel ham when you purchase (1) pound WD deli cheese in a single transaction.
Buy (2) Pantene shampoos or conditioners 2/$11.98
MEAT, CHICKEN, FISH
Sanderson Farms skinless, boneless chicken breasts (save up to $4.59)
Sanderson Farms skinless, boneless chicken thighs (save up to $3.99)
Sanderson Farms skinless, boneless chicken leg quarters (save up to $1.79)
WD pork steaks or country style ribs (save up to $3.69)
WD skinless, boneless chicken breasts or tenders (save up to $10.99)
WD brand beef sirloin steak (save up to $9.99)
Mama Lucia Italian style meatballs (save up to $7.99)
Butterball turkey lunchmeat (save up to $3.99)
Nathan’s beef franks (save up to $5.69)
Louis Kemp crab snack delights (save up to $3.49)
Ocean Café crab cakes (save up to $8.99)
Fisherman’s Wharf whiting fillets (save up to $7.99)
Mrs. Smith’s cobblers (save up to $6.79)
Edy’s ice cream (save up to $6.79)
Entenmann’s loaf cakes (save up to $4.29)
Nature’s Own or Natural Grain bagels (save up to $4.29)
Thomas’ plain English muffin (save up to $4.29)
Wonder or Merita hotdog or hamburger buns (save up to $2.89)
Dole classic, iceberg, shredded lettuce or tender leaf spinach (save up to $2.99)
Kool-Aid or Country Time (save up to $4.19)
Hormel Chili with beans (save up to $3.59)
Campbell’s Select Harvest soup (save up to $2.69)
Valley Fresh white chicken (save up to $3.59)
Pompeian classic or extra light olive oil (save up to $6.59)
Carbonell extra virgin olive oil (save up to $6.59)
WD foil packs seasonings, sauces or gravies (save up to $2.39)
WD spices or extracts (save up to $10.49)
WD snack crackers or vanilla wafers (save up to $2.99)
WD sweetener (save up to $3.69)
Quaker instant grits (save up to $3.19)
General Mills cereals (save up to $4.99)
Duncan Hines cake mixes (save up to $2.19)
Planter’s peanuts (save up to $3.99)
Baby Ruth, Nestle Crunch or Butterfinger fun size (save up to $3.99)
Bugles, Chex Mix, Orville Redenbacher popcorn (save up to $5.99)
Ruffles potato chips (save up to $4.29)
Xtra laundry detergent (save up to $3.99)
Freshmatic I-motion or Ultra kit or Airwick 2-in-1 aerosol (save up to $13.99)
WD Starbright windshield washer fluid (save up to $2.39)
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Scunci or Conair hair accessories (save up to $25.49)
Right Guard deodorant (save up to $3.99)
WD feminine pads (save up to $4.29)
In 1964, the first Consumer Value Store (CVS) opened in Lowell, Mass. Since that time, the drugstore has grown to 7,000 locations throughout the nation. Couponers shop CVS because it is considered coupon friendly, has a strong reward card program and offers store coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. But, as with everything in couponing, you have to understand everything the store has to offer before you can get the best deals.
The ExtraCare Rewards Program
The key to savings at CVS is the CVS ExtraCare rewards card, which will celebrate 10 years in 2011. In order to participate, you have to register for a card in the store or online. ExtraCare members also receive special offers and coupons in the mail and email. When you sign up for emails, you will receive a $4 off $20 CVS coupon, that can be used with other CVS and manufacturer coupons. So, in order to take full advantage, you should register your card and email at CVS.com.
ExtraCare Bucks (ECB's)
The main component of the ExtraCare Rewards card is the ExtraCare Bucks. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like one buck, so extra bucks is certainly something to love. It’s all in how you spread the ECB love.
ECB’s print at the bottom of your receipt and there are three ways to receive them.
If a sale item is out of stock, then ask for a rain check. At CVS, the rain checks do not expire and you will still receive the ECB.
Last month, CVS finally released an official coupon policy. The entire coupon policy is online here but some key points are that CVS:
CVS offers store coupons that can be printed from their website, from email offers, from the Reinventing Beauty magazine that is purchased in the store and from the CVS Kiosk.
This week, register for an ExtraCare reward card and purchase a Green Bag Tag. Next week, I’ll have part two of shopping at CVS. If you want to go ahead and shop a few deals, look at the weekly match ups on www.southernsavers.com or www.hip2save.com. There are also CVS exclusive blogs at www.simplycvsshopping.com and www.iheartcvs.com.
Got a question? Email me at email@example.com.
MEAT, CHICKEN, FISH
WD All Natural Center Cut Pork Chops, wafer thin, assorted pork chops
WD country style pork loin ribs
Fisherman’s Wharf whiting, tilapia, cod, grouper, flounder or perch fillets
Sea Best butterfly shrimp, scallops, clam strips
Mrs. Paul’s fish sticks (save up to $6.99 on 2)
Sanderson Farms chicken thighs, drumsticks, split breasts
Breyers ice cream (save up to $6.99 on 2)
Pepperidge Farm garlic or cheese toast (save up to $3.79 on 2)
Post or General Mills cereal (save up to $4.59 on 2)
Progresso soup ((save up to $2.59 on 2)
Green Giant canned vegetables (save up to $5.28 on 2)
Welch’s grape juice (save up to $3.99 on 2)
Crystal Light lemonade & teas (save up to $3.99 on 2)
Pompeian extra olive oil (save up to $4.99 on 2)
Hostess twinkies (save up to $4.29 on 2)
WD sugar or cake cones (save up to $2.39 on 2)
WD seasonings, gravies, sauces (save up to $6.99 on 2)
Merita Old Fashioned Nature’s Own bread (save up to $4.59 on 2)
Pace salsa or picante sauce (save up to $3.09 on 2)
Nabisco tray packs or Cheeze-It (save up to $6.69 on 2)
Fab laundry detergent (save up to $5.28 on 2)
Mr. Clean spray (32 oz) Joy lemon dish detergent (30 oz)(save up to $3.79 on 2)
Arm & Hammer or Close-Up toothpaste (save up to $3.79 on 2)
Plackers (24-90 ct) (save up to $3.79 on 2)
Hefty foam plates (save up to $4.99 on 2)
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Sundown or Osteo Bi-Flex vitamins (save up to $40.99 on 2)
3 bar Dial soap (save up to $3.19 on 2)
Wet & Wild cosmetics (save up to $6.99 on 2)
Buy (1) 33.2 lb WD twin-pack charcoal for $14.99
Buy (2) 45 ct, 13 gal Hefty Black Out Trash Bags 2/$25.98
Lately, I've been listening to some of my friends as they brag about which K-Cup has the best flavor. In one conversation, I didn't want to admit that I didn't know what a K-Cup was or that when they first started talking, I thought they were merely bragging about things that some women should just keep quiet about.
At the dentist office recently, I couldn't help but notice a carousel filled with an assortment of K-Cups on a table in the corner. It whispered to me. Softly, but firmly. "Come to the K-Side of life."
Beside the carousel was the beauty of all coffee inventions - the Keurig. As my son was escorted down the hall to, as he put it, be "tortured by small dental devices," I decided it was time that I had something K-wonderful to brag about and I had a cup of hot tea. I wanted to try a cup of coffee and wasn't ready to leave when my son returned. "Could you possibly ask the dentist for a second opinion on the cavity he just filled," I asked as I grabbed another K-Cup? But, nooooo, we had to leave.
So, I've been on the hunt for a deal since then. I can't stand it any longer. I've recently given in to a Kindle, so I figure why not give in to a Keurig coffee brewer. Here's what I bought today at Kohls:
Keurig® B60 Special Edition Coffee Brewer, Regular $189.99, Sale $149.99.
There are two other models that are priced lower, but I like the settings and water reserve on this one.
Next time you see me, just try to ignore me if I brag a bit about K-Cups. They are not cheap and I'll be on the constant search for deals. At least I have something to look forward to at the dentist now!
Buy two (2) Tyson frozen chicken, 20-32 oz nuggets, tenders, breasts or fingers 2/$13.98 and get:
Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO):
When you pick up today's Anniston Star, make sure to check out the Clip2Save local coupons on page 7A.
Resturant coupons include:
Computer service coupons:
Arts & Entertainment coupons:
I will teach a class on the basics of couponing on Sunday, September 18 from 2-4 p.m. at Saks Baptist Church. There is no charge and you just need to bring a non-perishable food item for the church pantry.
Saks Baptist Church is located at Hwy 431 North in Saks. This FREE class is courtesy of Tina Horn, Saks Baptist Church and Clip2Save/The Anniston Star.
If you are on Facebook, please RSVP at the link at www.facebook.com/clip2save.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there was one thing I thought was understood about the basics of coupons, it’s that you can’t copy them. Nobody likes a copycat. And that goes for coupons. But, I’m hearing from local cashiers, managers, and readers that we have a good number of copycats in our neck of the woods. Folks, it is wrong to copy coupons. If you look at the fine print on a coupon, it says, “Void if reproduced or copied.”
There are three main types of coupons:
According to Coupons.com, printable coupons have been available on the Internet for about 10 years. The main confusion of copying coupons deals with coupons printed off the Internet from websites like redplum.com, smartsource.com, and manufacturer websites. Most of the websites allow for a coupon to be printed twice from the same IP address. That means two times per computer. Some people think, “Well, if I can print two, why not 20?” Here’s why you can’t.
For one thing, each coupon has a unique code that makes that one coupon valid and the code is good only one time. So, if you copy that coupon, the store will only get reimbursed once. With the increase of Internet use and couponing, you must know that if you copy coupons you are indirectly stealing from the store if you use the coupon more than once. People don’t like copycats and most outright hate thieves.
Another thing with coupons printed online is that your IP address from your computer is printed in very, very small print around the outside of the coupon. If you copy the coupon, your IP address will eventually be blocked and you won’t be able to print coupons from that computer. This is the main reason I don’t “coupon fairy” my printable coupons. Meaning I don’t leave my coupons in stores for strangers to use. I can’t control if someone copies that coupon and I don’t want to take the risk of my IP address being flagged.
It might be a little confusing that you can print coupons online but you can’t copy them. I didn’t think there was any confusion at all about copying coupons from newspaper inserts, but, apparently, there are some local coupons doing it. Companies will not get reimbursed for a copied coupon and the loss will eventually trickle down to consumers.
The only time that you can copy a coupon is ones that are print off the Internet from manufacturers and have an unlimited number of prints. This is a coupon that is in a PDF format. The code is not unique and it’s the same one on all of the coupons. It should go without saying, but the company doesn’t expect you to copy the PDF coupon 100 times. If you think people don’t like copycats and thieves, they pretty much abhor a shelf clearer. So, you might have 100 of an item, but no friends.
Got a question? Email me at email@example.com.
To verify if a printable coupon is valid, go to www.veri-fi.com and follow the instructions.