Triple Coupons at Schnucks!

Yay!! This week Schnucks has been having another Triple Coupon EVENT!!! 🙂  For those of you wondering what I mean, Schnucks will literally TRIPLE the value of your coupon! This only counts for coupons valued at .55 or under, but this is still a terrific time to stock up on some sale items with your low-value coupons!  Their policy states that they will triple a total of 20 coupons per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value.  There is also a limit of 3 like coupons per transaction, so if you’re looking to get multiples, you may need to split your order.

 

Now, Schnucks is normally a little too expensive for me and my coupons, but when deals like this pop up– it can lead to some significant savings!

 

I like to be able to stock up on a few things and get a lot of it during sales events like this…because let’s face it…it isn’t every day that a .50 coupon can take $1.50 off your order! HECK YEA!

 

The deals that I’m looking to get:

Dawn dish soap

Oatmeal

Nesquik

McCormick spices

Cereal bars

 

OK- so, the Dawn Dish soap can either be done this week or you can wait until the event is over, because they DOUBLE coupons every day, which is all that needs to happen for this deal.  Get your scissors ready!

Dawn dish soap is on sale 10/$10.  Look in the 10/28 P&G Insert for $0.50 off any Dawn.  This will DOUBLE/TRIPLE up to the value of the item…making all your dish soap free!  This is DEFINITELY something to stock up on because A) it doesn’t go bad  B) who DOESN’T need it? and C) there are like 103458038430294 uses for dish soap.  Maybe I should make a post on that, too….

 

Quaker has a new product they are selling called Real Medleys.  These are individual size cups of instant oatmeal that have fruit, nuts, etc in the mix.  Convenient, filling, fairly healthy, and of course…overpriced.  I eat oatmeal every single day at work. I kid you not- I’m an oatmeal junkie.  But–being the money saving princess that I am, I absolutely refuse to waste money on convenience foods when by taking oh, I don’t know, 3 extra seconds, I can make my own for a fraction of the cost.  I just have a big container of quick-oats that I heat and add my own fruit and brown sugar or whatever into it once it’s heated.  (spoiler: this is the SAME THING as instant…but without added preservatives, sugar, etc…)  That one large container can make me a months worth of oatmeal for less than half the cost of 10 individual packets.  Are you getting my point here?? 😛

Anyway, moving on…the idea of the individual cups of oatmeal with more fruit and nuts in them is enticing.  They’ve up the nutritional content and made it very quick to eat on the go.  Because it’s a new product– out they come with a coupon. 0.50 off 1.  Alright, okay…yeah..I can try it now for maybe only a buck or so with that.  But I will gamble away a buck before I spend an entire dollar on 1 small bowl of oatmeal.  That makes me sound cheap, but come on, seriously?  Enter Schnucks and their wonderful triple coupons…

Quaker Real Medleys (in all kinds of convenient, yummy flavors) : On sale 2/$3 ($1.50)

Use $0.50/1 coupon from 11/4 SS or RP…it triples…..= – $1.50

Each oatmeal cup will be free! YAY for free, good-for-you, quick and easy food!!!

You better believe that I’m using ALL of my coupons to stock up on this.  And I have somewhere around 40.  You may think that’s crazy, but it is something that both Kev and I eat all the time, and now if he wants to throw a cup in his bag, it’ll be good to go! I’m quite excited for this.  If you’re wondering how I got so many coupons, I suppose I could make an entire post or SERIES about that, but I will tell you there are many outlets…ranging from buying extra papers, receiving inserts from friends, ordering from coupon clipping services, and yes…grabbing them from the ‘dumpster’. Now, before you go screaming “GROSS!!!”, I’ll assure you….they are clean, I stay clean, and there is NOTHING wrong with them.  We have a separate paper-only recycling dumpster…how dirty can that possibly be.  I just benefit from other people who don’t care to save the coupons. 🙂

 

Nesquick chocolate powder is also on sale $10/10 for packets of it, and there is a .40 or .50 coupon out, making the Nesquick free.  We don’t drink it, so I probably won’t get any unless I donate it, but if you’re interested, that would be a great deal.  Its got a lot of vitamins in it, so if you like it, go for it!

 

I’ll keep scouring the ad to see what else I think is noteworthy, and I hope to start actually posting Schnucks weekly deals here, so please like and follow me if you’re wanting to see those! I can help you save some pennies and you can boost my blog! Win-win. 

 

Let me know if you have any comments, and please let me know what other stores you’d like to see me post match-ups for on here.  I want to get that going ASAP.

 

My java is calling my name, and so is my paperwork….

 

-KateImage

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Free or Moneymaking Lotion at Walgreens!

You lucky ducks! You’ve got me looking after you and your wallet at all times! Now, I’m even looking after your skin! Get your butts over to Walgreens this week for this great deal!!

This week at Walgreens, if you buy 3 Carmex Body products, you get 1000 Balance Rewards points. These are new points that you keep on the new store loyalty card out by Walgreens. It is free to open an account, and 1000 points is equal to $1.00 and so forth. So, make sure you get their card (takes all of 2 minutes to sign up online and they can scan a virtual card right off your phone if you want) and use it when purchasing. If you head over to Carmex on Facebook, they have $1 coupon that you can print 2x per computer/account. Head over here to print!

If you can, use 2 computers to get 3 prints of the coupon and you’ll have a moneymaking scenario. Otherwise, 2 will net you free lotion after the balance rewards!

This is simple. If you’re looking for a deal to get you going with coupons, try this one and let me know how it goes!

Silly Walgreens has their travel size Carmex lotions on sale for $0.99 each and they are included in the Carmex Balance Reward deal. So, if you bought 3 for $2.98 and got back $1 in BR, you would have gotten 3 tubes of lotion for $1.98…not terrible, but we can do better.
Enter coupons…

Buy (3) small tubes of Carmex lotion ($2.98)
Use (2) $1.00 off Carmex skin care coupon from Facebook (no size restrictions!)
Pay $0.98 and get back $1.00 in BR for a balance of FREE!! for 3 tubes of lotion!

You can see where this deal gets better with a 3rd print of the coupon…

Buy (3) lotions ($2.98)
Use (3) $1 off coupons (3rd coupon will adjust down to 0.98)
Pay nothing except possible tax, and get $1 in rewards- for a net PROFIT of $1 and 3 lotions!!!

Happy couponing!

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Well, Hello to the World!

…am I really going to do this?  Who knows…it wouldn’t be the first thing I tried that didn’t work out…but then again, I’d like to hope I can forge my way into a fun new activity.

I have a job.  I like the job…the people are nice, when I leave work, I’m generally in the clear until I arrive back, and the pay is reasonable.  But if I closed my eyes and had to envision my one true passion; the thing I saw as my calling in life–I’d have to say it goes more along the lines of being a domestic goddess.  I love to clean our home.  I look forward to making a good meal every night and packing our lunches in the morning.  I go nuts with coupons.  Put a spatula in my hand and I’ll bake ’til I run out of flour.  If my fiance allowed me to, I might even have stocked up on baby clothes…but in the notion to not seem TOTALLY crazy, we’ve decided I should probably wait on that one.

But, really, I can’t wait to be a mom.  I can’t wait to be a wife.  (not in that order…but you get the picture.)  I, and thankfully my darling fiance, see a real value in homemaking.  It’s a shame that more women (and men, for that matter) scoff at the idea of putting meals on the table for their loved ones, or enjoying the simplicity in hanging clothes out on the line to dry.

Did you know that on average, the American family spends more than $3,000 on food away from home per year?  This includes fast food, eating out, vending machines, etc.  Now, I’m the first to admit that now again I love a McNugget or CrunchWrap, but really guys!???  $3000?!!! Do you have any idea how much food you could make for that amount? Or better yet–what you could do with that money by making food that amounts to LESS than that amount?  Especially with food prices on the rise, and people being busier than ever, I get that it just doesn’t seem plausible for many to find time to cook, or learn to cook for that matter.  Enter the internet.  Enter YouTube.  Enter older relatives (or anyone from a time where everyday cooking wasn’t unheard of).  There are millions of resources to not only teach you to cook, but how to save time and $$MONEY$$ while doing it!

One of my favorite kitchen appliances (other than my beloved coffee pot) is my Crockpot.  There is just something indescribable about tossing a few ingredients into a pot, plugging it in, and coming home 8 hours later to a warm, tender, DELICIOUS meal waiting for you!  Sometimes I almost feel like I’m cheating it’s so easy…but sooooo worth it.

I’m also a HUGE fan of Freezer meals!  While I don’t quite subscribe to OAMC (once a month cooking), I do thoroughly enjoy making meals ahead of time, and DEFINITELY thank myself on days when life gets crazy and you’re starving and your significant other is looking at you with hunger on his mind and you forgot to defrost the chicken.

Kevin works at least one day each weekend, and I work M-F only.  That leaves us with a little bit of a schedule bummer, but in reality, gives me a full day of hopefully uninterrupted bliss.  Doing what I do best.  Laundry-check.  Dishes-check.  Vacuuming-check.  Clean bathrooms-check.  Scrub floors-check.  Pick up dirty socks all over the place from Mr. Kevin’s lazy feet-double check.  Make our bread for the week (more on this later)-check.  And also–cook our meals!!  Not just for Saturday and Sunday–but if I’m lucky, squeeze out another few for the freezer or fridge for the coming week(s).  If nothing else, it’s amazing how much time you can save by prepping meals all at once.  I can chop veggies for several meals all at once in much less time than it would take me to chop individually per meal.  My frugality itches here too–it’s amazing the amount of money you can save.  I won’t even launch into the whole coupon thing yet- but buying in bulk or with the sale rotations can save $$$$$$amounts you never thought possible.

God has blessed me with a roof over my head, a man to share my life with and to serve, a job where I’m appreciated, skills to share, and love and health in myself.  You better believe I will thank Him every day by being the woman He created me to be!

I hope that I can fill you in on a whole lot more in the coming days and weeks.  I’m not crazy (at least from a clinical standpoint…)and I have a lot of passions not yet discussed.  But I hope that you’ll bear with me as I document life as it happens- and appreciate what I can share!

Until the next cup is poured,

KateImage