Welcome to all the new Super-Couponers who attended my Woodridge class this past weekend… and to all the readers who return each week for the deals too!
When I teach coupon classes, one of the questions that invariably comes up is “what do you do when a cashier won’t take your coupons?” The usual answer to that question is to familiarize yourself with the store’s coupon policy, which will specify exactly what kind of coupons the store will accept and how they can be used.
Another fabulous week of cheap and free groceries!
Starting at Jewel, my favorite store… Green Giant Steamers (frozen bagged vegetables) are on sale for $1.00. The 9/7 GM insert has coupons for $1.00 off. Enjoy some free vegetables! Who says couponing doesn’t give you healthy food to eat? Especially FREE healthy food :)
Tuesday is deal-day, but it’s also a birthday! I want to wish a very happy birthday to my sister Lynn today! Lynn loves the Kashi brand of healthy, organic cereals, so for her big day, here’s a great deal on Kashi:
Similar to last week’s Pop-Tart deal, Target is running a promotion on Kashi products. Kashi cereals, cookies, crackers, granola bars, and frozen meals are all on sale 4 for $11. And, for each 4 you buy, you will get a $5 gift card!
Did you notice there weren’t as many coupon inserts in the Sunday paper this week? Typically, the week after a holiday, there are either less or no coupon inserts in the paper at all – nor nearly as many good deals as the previous week.
This is because grocery stores (and coupon publishers) are aware of people’s shopping habits prior to a holiday. Whether it’s Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other holiday, people typically shop a lot during the days before the holiday… and then they don’t shop much at all the next week, because there are typically lots of leftovers.
Today’s Chicago Tribune has a little story about more people buying freezers to stock up on food when prices are low. “Experts say consumers are trying to save money on food by buying in bulk.” That’s one of the biggest principles that I teach… stock up when the price is low! Now, if you come […]
I know my blog is typically about groceries, but I thought I’d remind everyone that right now is a great time to shop summer clothes clearances! I love buying next-summer’s clothes for my kids right now when they are dirt, dirt cheap.
How cheap? Kohl’s & Carson Pirie Scott are having 80% off sales. Macy’s has 50% off the lowest clearance price, plus they have a coupon for an extra 15% off your entire purchase in today’s Tribune (yesterday’s too!)
Can you believe I’m in the news again? I never knew I had so many supporters! A big thanks to Doug & Pete who sent this to me. I may not be President, but I will help you save a lot of money on your groceries! :) How’s that for a campaign promise?
The Elgin and Woodridge libraries contacted me and shared similar stories… both libraries have Super-Couponing classes scheduled over the next two months, and neither library has officially announced Super-Couponing to their patrons in their monthly newsletter yet.
Elgin already has 57 people signed up. Woodridge has 50!
While I was pleased to hear this, I can’t say it surprises me at all. The interest in our program, and in couponing in general, is HUGE right now! Our Huntley class broke all attendance records for an adult program with 162 registrants earlier this month.
More free and cheap stuff this week! (Isn’t couponing fun?)
First, at Jewel… how about some free pasta? Grab your inserts from this past Sunday (8/24)’s paper and look for the $1.00 off Ronzoni pasta. The spaghetti and elbow macaroni are on sale for a buck through Wednesday, so with your coupon, take your pick, and it’s free!