Saturday, November 29, 2008

Box Tops For Education

This is just a reminder post to the importance of Box tops for education. These little pieces of paper earn participating schools .10 each! If you don't have a participating school, these make GREAT trading stock on websites like hotcouponworld. I have already earned $173 for my dd school just collecting mine and my extended families box tops. These really do add up. To review a list of participating items, please visit, these easily trade for .05 or 1-4-1 with coupons on most trading sites!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

CVS Thanksgiving Run

I hit a couple CVS stores today for their freebies. I used my overage from my coupons to get some items I needed anyway. Keep in mind, I use 3 CVS cards(I shop for 4 households but I get to keep the overage items for my trouble). I got the following items: 6 Aussie hair care items, 6 Playtex tampons, 6 Gatorade G2, 3 Cover Girl Makeup, 2 Garnier face cleaners, 1 set of head phones, 4 Colgate toothpaste, 1 Bic Soleil razor, 1 Schick Titanium, 1 J&J Softlotion, 1 Sallie Hansen nail polish, 1 King size Reeses, 2 boxes Honey Bunches of Oats, 1 jar Jelly, 2 Reeses pieces, 7 bags Cheetos, 1 Tropicana Orange Juice, 2 20 oz cokes, 1 AJ syrup and 1 gallon of milk.
This all cost me $1.30 on a gift card(from getting prescription filled) and $125.88 in ecbs. I earned back $130.17 in ecbs so overall came home with a profit of $2.99 in CVS money! This was done in 7 transactions. I will be happy to share the coupons I used to get these deals. Feel free to email me for details! And more importantly: GO GET YOUR FREEBIES!!!!!!!!
Make some money as there are coupons out right now that make the Aussie, Cover Girl, Garnier, Colgate, Bic, Schick and Sallie Hansen PROFIT items. Use these to get the stuff you NEED for your family like milk, eggs, orange juice etc!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Quick cvs trip

I needed milk and bread this week so I hopped over to CVS after work. This week they have Maybelline Mineral Powder Foundation for $8.99 and earns $8.99 in ecbs, so free. I had $3 off coupons for each one and I already had a $9.99 and a $6.98 ecb. So the math looks like this:
Maybelline $8.99 * 2 = 17.98 - 3*2 ($3 coupons) = $11.98
Since I had 9.99 + 6.98 in ecbs, I needed to purchase 16.97 worth of stuff, so less the makeup:
$16.97 - 11.98 = $4.99 of fillers, or more important, the stuff I actually NEEDED.
The milk was $2.89 and the bread $2.59. So my total after all my coupons and ecbs was .49 out of pocket but I earned $17.98 back in ecbs. So really came out ahead on this!

Friday, November 21, 2008

More FREE veggies

Once again, we scored some GREAT frozen veggie coupons in the Houston Chronicle. We got $1 off Green Giant Veggie Steamers in last Sundays paper. Right now these are still on sale at Walmart for $1. Woo Hoo, now to find a deal on a bigger freezer!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Now that you have gotten your Altoid mints, Altoid sours and Altoid gum, it is time to go get your Altoid chocolate covered mints.
I went to Kroger yesterday to do a quick mega sale and happen to browse over the candy aisle while waiting in line at the checkouts. Well, staring back at me was these wonderful tins of Chocolate covered Peppermint Altoids with a nice bright yellow peelie for $1 off right on the package. Not only that, there was another beautiful site in yellow! The Kroger sales tag hanging down saying 10 for $10, woo hoo. FREE chocolate covered Altoids!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

We FINALLY have a date/time/place for our next class! Saturday, November 15th

We were finally able to find a place to hold our next class. The next class will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. The location is the Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Copperfield.

Due to the time it takes to not only put the class on but to also prepare material we will no longer offer the classes for free. We will however be making a donation to the Church out of the funds collected to help cover usage fees. In addition to getting two hours of valuable information on how you can best utilize coupons, each student will also receive coupons and products from us, plus unlimited email support for life!

Because space is limited and on a first come first enter basis we are offering the option of paying online to reserve your spot. This insures you will have a spot the day of the class no matter how many people show up. The two options of payment are Revolution Money Exchange and Paypal. You can sign up then click the buttons on the bottom of the form to make your payments.

The fee will be $20 at the door and $15 online. Again we encourage online payment to reserve your spot. No children are permitted in the class. Babysitting will be provided by the church for a fee of $5 per family online or $8 at the door.

When paying online, please make sure you fill out the form below along with the payment button at the bottom. Scroll all the way down form for all options.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Save $5 off $20 at Walgreens

Valid in Walgreens stores on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, 2008 only, during regular store hours. Excludes alcohol, postage stamps, tobacco, prescriptions, prescription copays, gift cards, pre-paid cards, transportation passes, charitable contributions, Prescription Savings Club membership and items prohibited by law. Purchase amount of $20 or more must be before taxes and after all manufacturer and Walgreens coupons and discounts. Limit one coupon per customer per offer. Cash value 1/100¢. No cash back.
The best thing about these coupons is that you can use them to buy Walgreens Free after rebate items to actually MAKE MONEY!
Right now Walgreens has L'oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Radiance Perfector $19.99, free after rebate. Use a $1 coupon off any Loreal Age Perfect product, add in another item for at least $1.01 and you can use the coupon.
You will pay about $15 (depending on the filler items cost) and submit the rebate. If you opt for the Walgreens gift card, you will get back 10% more , so 19.99 + 10% = $22! I usually use these offers to buy milk and eggs since it is harder to find coupons for those items!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

FREE Curiously Strong Mints and Gum

This week CVS has a GREAT deal on Altoids mints, gum and sours. FREE ALTOIDS! They are on sale for $1.99 and buy one get one free. What is even better, some packages have a coupon (peelie) right on it for Save $1 now on Altoids. CVS will take a coupon on both packages, so with 2 coupons, you get them BOTH FREE!!!!!!!

Yummy! I love Altoids!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Oprah Winfrey show is giving all viewers a free 8x11 photo book through to help us get organized.
Create a account now or log in to your existing account to receive this special offer. Get your free book!
* This offer is only good for one standard 20-page 8" x 11" custom-cover photo book per household. Coupon dispersal ends at 11:59 p.m. PST Friday, November 14, 2008. Free photo book must be redeemed by 11:59 p.m. PST Sunday, November 16, 2008. Offer does not include customary shipping and handling changes or additional pages. Offer applies only to mail-order delivery to U.S. customers. Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes. Coupon cannot be resold or otherwise transferred and is void on the earlier of redemption or the offer end date.
Due to heavy demand, you may experience some slowness navigating to the website. Please be patient and try again later.
I have created some of these books in the past and they are really NICE! Shipping is usually under $10. These make wonderful gifts!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saturday is the day! Katy Coupon class is almost here!

Don't forget, Saturday, November 15th is the next date for our coupon class. Even though our name is Katy Couponers, we will be teaching the art of coupon usage in Katy, Houston and surrounding areas.

Katy coupon usage has grown since the first time Channel 13 came out to our first coupon class in Katy at the local Kroger store. And now with the economy so rocky even more people are wanting to learn this valuable information.

Spots are filling up fast for this coupon class so be sure to sign up to reserve your spot today!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Why would you buy stuff you don't need?

Remember when I said I buy stuff if it is free, even if I don't need it? Again the reason why is that #1 I can always donate it and #2 it will help boost my totals for the gas discounts and other coupons. So I do it.


10 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa
12 Brut deodorant used $1 coupons
2 Armour sausage used 35¢ coupons tripled
6 Carnation evaporated milk used $1/2 coupons
1 Duncan Hines brownie mix
1 Mighty dog can used free item coupon
6 Worcestershire sauce used free item coupon
1 Pillsbury rolls used free item coupon from Kroger
3 Domino sugar used 35¢ coupons tripled
1 Arm & Hammer pet spray (will mail in for $2 rebate)
1 Kroger brand bacon bits (had my kids with me)
1 Gallon milk
2 Ghiradelli baking chocolate bars
1 17.87 lb turkey used free item coupon from Kroger

Also got 2 $5 instant savings for buying 20 participating products and used a $7.50/50 home mailer coupon.

paid $10.xx on a gift card and will get $2.00 back from a MIR

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Free 8 x 10 print at Walgreens

Just go to and sign up for the online photo(it is FREE). Upload the photo and use the FREEPIC code at checkout. Select the store you want to pick up your picture at and walla, free photo. This offer is good until this Saturday, Nov. 8. In my past experience with these, since you "pay" online you don't have to pick up by Saturday, just have to place your order!

Fine print: Only one coupon code per order.*Coupon code FREEPIC valid for one use per account only by November 8, 2008. Code must be entered at time of checkout to apply discount. Photo cart must include your 8x10 print at time of checkout to qualify. Discount does not apply to taxes or shipping charges. Order must be placed by logged-in customer by November 8, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to qualify. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Offer valid online only.

Who says couponers only eat junk?

Thanks to a tip from Mama Stu at Hot Coupon World I was alerted to the roll back price on these at Wal-Mart.

13 bags Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers used $1 coupons

FREE!!!!!! See, you really can get good stuff using coupons!

Don't have the coupons? Print two 50¢ coupon off here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Almay Mascara Money Maker

This week Walgreens has Almay makeup as buy one get one free. In addition, they have some Mascara in their monthly rebate book, free after rebate. There are several $1 coupons out there right now for Almay makeup. Use 2 $1 coupons and get 2 mascaras. You will get the money you paid back in rebate in addition to the $2 in coupons and 10% bonus if you choose to have your rebate added to a Walgreens gift card!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Free Razors and Gum

Depending on what Walgreens you go to, you can either get free gum and razors or cheap gum and razors. They all do their coupons different.

The razors are on sale for $5.99. I used BOGO coupons plus the $3 off coupon in the November Walgreens book. If the stores take the BOGO coupon first and counts the price as $5.99, which it is, then takes the $3 Walgreens coupon off next you will get them for free. If they take the $3 Walgreens coupon first and mark the BOGO as $2.99, then you will still pay $2.99 for one razor and get the other free.

Same with the gum, if the store will allow both the mfg BOGO coupon and the store ad BOGO coupon you get them for free. Otherwise you will get one free and pay half price for the second.

We drove all over Houston yesterday so were able to hit many Walgreens on our trip so as not to wipe out any stores.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November coupon class and online payments

We are thrilled to have so many people pay for the class online so far. That is great! But don't forget to also fill out the form to sign up for the class too.

Many of you are paying but not filling out the form for the class. Don't forget that one step!