Today's Huffington Post has an article about bulk buying -- or more accurately, how you don't save as much buying in bulk at the warehouse clubs versus couponing at the grocery store. Guess who they consulted for discount shopping expertise?
According to Jill Cataldo of Super-Couponing, the best deals might actually be in the newspaper coupon section or at your local grocery store. To help us figure out where and how to get the best deals for the holidays -- and always -- Cataldo took some time to dispel some common coupon myths and lend us some great money-saving shopping tips.
1. Discount shopping is not a full-time job.
2. Buying in bulk doesn't mean you're getting a discount.
3. But there are some exceptions.
4. Deal-hunting doesn't equal hoarding.
5. Newspapers are still your best bet for good deals.
6. For certain seasons, you should stock up on specific items.
Just in time for holiday entertaining!
3.25-3.95oz. Sargento Tastings cheeses are on sale for $2. We have quite a few coupons for these:
- .75 off - printable
- .75 off - different printable (UPDATE: Has been replaced with a $1-off-2 printable now)
- .75 off - another different printable (UPDATE: Has hit print limit.)
- $1 off 2 - printable
- $3 off $10 purchase - SavingStar ecoupon
Let's put a deal together...
Buy five Tastings ($10.) Load the SavingStar ecoupon. Use five .75 printables (you can print each coupon twice.) Pay $6.25 and get $3 back from SavingStar! That's five cheeses for $3.25, or .65 each!
Lots of books about saving and managing money today -- can't we all use those?
Remember, prices on Amazon can change at any time, so grab these if you're interested in them!
Browse more of today's FREE Kindle ebooks at Amazon, or browse free ebooks by category:
- Business & Money
- Literature & Fiction
- Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
- Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Biographies and Memoirs
- Teen & Young Adult
Thanks to Prepforshtf.com for spotting some of these ebooks.
This week's new SavingStar ecoupon Healthy Offer of the Week is 20% off green peppers.
Chicagoland shoppers can use SavingStar at Jewel-Osco, Mariano's, Target, Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Peapod and more.
*Note to Jewel-Osco shoppers: If you no longer have a Jewel-Osco card, you can also use a Upromise card at Jewel to redeem SavingStar ecoupons at Jewel. No Upromise card? Call 877-932-7948 to request a new Upromise card.
Deals of the Week are live!
Sunday's Chicago Tribune has THREE inserts: RedPlum (RP,) SmartSource (SS1 and SS2.)
Need a deal on Sunday Chicago Tribune home delivery? Get it at home for just .75 per week!
I've got a great giveaway this week for any parent of children in diapers! Enter to win a one-month supply of Huggies from Huggies and Meijer for #DiaperNeed awareness!
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Have a great week of shopping and saving!
Here's a new printable coupon for $1 off Cocoa Puffs! It's on Pillsbury's site, so you'll have to register to print if you don't already have an account with them.
Thanks to several of my readers for spotting this one tonight -- get a coupon for a FREE 12-pack of Coke for just 30 Coke Rewards points at www.mycokerewards.com!
This week's syndicated Super-Couponing Tips column is entitled "Showing off the stockpile." Here's an excerpt:
With the advent of social media, people are able to share anything and everything in real time — whether it's a status update about something you saw on the way to work, a photo of your pet acting adorable again or a video of your child's sports practice. Along with sharing live vacation updates or "selfie" photos on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, it's true that many coupon enthusiasts also share photos of what they've bought with coupons
Read this entire column at NWItimes.com.
I spotted some great printable coupons for toys tonight, particularly for those stocking stuffers you may be buying this month...
P&G has exclusive printable coupons on their website again! You can also sign up to receive the P&G newsletter so you'll be notified when new coupons and offers are posted.