Shopping Makeover

I am a mother of two young boys, working full-time and commuting 72 miles round-trip to work. Food and gas expenses continue to rise. Join me on my shopping makeover as I journey to save my budget one coupon at a time. Learn from my ups and downs and offer me insight into the world of couponing from the eyes of a time-crunched, bargain-loving mom.

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Posted: April 17th, 2012

This week’s extreme coupon deals

Note: Two Smart Source coupon packs were delivered in your 4/15 Erie Times-News! SS = Smart Source  RP = Red Plum  PG = Proctor & Gamble CVS Advil PM, 4ct – FREE after $1 off coupon in 3/11 RP NatuRelief Chewable Tablets – Earn $1 after $8.49 Extra Bucks and $1 off coupon in 3/11 [...]


Posted: April 9th, 2012

This week’s extreme deals

Due to the Easter holiday, there were no coupon inserts in Sunday’s paper. Hopefully we’re rewarded next week for our patience. There are however still a few freebies to be had! PG= Proctor & Gamble    SS = Smart Source   RP=Red Plum CVS Advil PM 4 ct. (in travel size section) – FREE after $1 off [...]


Posted: March 20th, 2012

Save 90% or more this week

Growing up my 4 siblings and I each received new toothbrushes in our Easter baskets. Every year. After looking at the specials this week it looks like my kids will be getting toothbrushes in their Easter baskets as well. Along with some Romolos chocolates of course. Prices are as seen on www.couponmom.com SS = Smart [...]


Posted: March 5th, 2012

This week’s deals

SS = Smart Source   RP = Red Plum CVS Gold Emblem Jelly Beans – FREE after $.99 Extra Bucks Kmart Easter Bunny Plush – FREE after purchase of 3 American Greeting Cards. Printable coupon for greeting cards, buy 2 get 1 free Colgate toothpaste – $.25 after $.75 coupon in 2/26 SS Target Maybelline Baby [...]


Posted: February 27th, 2012

Save 90% or more at drugstores this week

SS = Smart Source     RP = Red Plum   PG = Proctor & Gamble CVS ThermaCare Heatwraps – FREE after $3.79 Extra Bucks Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothpaste – $.24 after $.75 coupon in 2/26 SS and $4 Extra Bucks Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothbrush – $.24 after $.75 coupon in 2/26 SS and [...]


Posted: February 16th, 2012

Great movie deals at Target!

If you’re looking for good ideas to add to your kids’ Easter baskets, check out the $9 movie titles at Target this week. They include Cars 2, The Smurfs, Kung Fu Panda 2, Captain America and more. There are also a few titles for adults including Hangover Part II and The Help. Sales prices run [...]


Posted: February 15th, 2012

This week’s deals

Free advil, band aids and CFL light bulbs! PG = Proctor & Gamble   SS=Smart Source   RP=Red Plum CVS OneTouch UltraMini Blood Glucose Monitoring System – FREE after $10 off coupon in 1/8 SS Colgate Total Toothpaste – FREE $.75 coupon in 2/12 SS and $2 Extra Bucks Rite Aid Johnson & Johnson Band Aids – [...]


Posted: February 1st, 2012

Great deals this week!

PG = Proctor & Gamble    SS=Smart Source    RP=Red Plum CVS American Greeting Cards – Get 3 FREE  when you buy  3 $.99 cards and earn $3 Extra Bucks Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick – $.25 each when you buy 8 and earn $6 Extra Bucks and use 4 coupons from 1/29 SS Rite Aid [...]


Posted: January 26th, 2012

20% off everything at Big Lots Saturday

Big Lots is offering their Buzz Rewards Members 20% off your entire purchase this Saturday only. Each time Big Lots has a 20% off day, I make sure to stock up on laundry detergent (last time I paid under $2.50 for a bottle of All & Mighty 32 loads!), light bulbs and cleaning supplies, all [...]


Posted: January 24th, 2012

Save 90% or more off your grocery bill this week

Here are this week’s new freebies and really hot deals! SS = Smart Source   RP=Red Plum   PG=Proctor & Gamble   TC=Target Coupon (printable) CVS Estroven Max Strength 28ct – FREE after $9.99 Extra Bucks Rewards Rite Aid Mentos Tube Gum – FREE after $1 UP Rewards on 3 and 3 $.55 off coupons fro 1/1 SS [...]