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State of the Union 5/26/2021

TL;DR

  1.  We are not shutting down the site.
  2. Paypal transfers were processed yesterday and will continue to be processed every week.

What’s happening?!

As you’ve probably noticed, sales are horrible – especially for those who sell clipped coupons but even the whole inserts sales are faltering right now.  While I’m by no means an expert, here’s what I think is happening:

  1.  There are no good grocery coupons in the inserts these days.  Remember the days when we used to have Knorr, Campbells, Ramen, Hillshire Farms, Valley Fresh, Tyson, Marie Callenders, Green Giant, Kraft, Angel Soft, Bounty, Purina, Bob Evans, Folgers, Jimmy Dean, Land O’ Lakes, Country Crock, and dozens of other grocery coupons?  These days the inserts are filled with laundry coupons, healthcare coupons, and beauty/body care coupons – and even those suck.  The coupon values are barely worth the time and trouble it takes to clip them.
  2. Manufacturers are not putting out the coupons because they are not putting out the product.  And if they can put out the product then they’re having trouble shipping it. 
  3. Manufacturers are also not putting out the coupons because they don’t have to right now.  They can barely meet demand at regular price right now.
  4. Some people are not using coupons because they’re still getting that monthly or weekly stimulus boost….
  5. And even if those people wanted to use coupons… most of the coupons suck!
  6. The Post Office is KILLING us!  We have lost more subscriptions than I care to count due to delayed deliveries.  Customers understand it’s not our fault, but they still don’t want to pay for coupons or inserts that are going to be expired by the time they get them.

What Lies Ahead?

I wish I had a crystal ball but I don’t, so I’m only guessing…

  1.  June and July are usually slow months for us anyway.  Sales usually pick back up by the second week of August.   By what I’m seeing on the News, it sounds like schools across the country will be back in session – in person – in September – so that should send people back to the grocery stores.
  2. COVID restrictions are being lifted across the country and the numbers for vaccinations keep rising so that should send more people back to work, and back to the grocery store, by Fall.
  3. With more people able to work, manufacturers should start getting their production levels back and there should be truckers to deliver it to the stores.

Of course, all of this is just a guess.  Only time will tell.

What can YOU do?

  1.  Right now the biggest sellers on the site are the specialty coupons and the whole inserts but even those sales are dropping a bit.
  2. If you’re selling clipped coupons it’s going to be tough going for a while but here’s a few things to think about:
    • You need to have some quantity.  If you’re only getting 10 inserts a week you’re pretty much wasting your time because there aren’t enough good, sellable coupons in the inserts right now. 
    • You need to take a look at your lot sizes and maybe get creative with your lots or lot sizes.  I saw someone selling a lot of 10 $1/1 People Magazine a while ago.  Why would anyone want to buy 10 copies of the same magazine?  As tight as money is right now I wouldn’t even waste my time listing that coupon. 
    • You need to get your listings up as early as possible.  The whole insert sellers are getting their inserts the week before they come out in the paper so our customers are buying whole inserts so they can get the coupons earlier.
    • You need to take a look at your lot prices vs value.  There are just not enough good coupons in the inserts to make it worthwhile for the customer to buy individual coupons.  If they can buy 5 whole inserts for $8, why buy 5 different lots for a total of $12?

What are we going to do with THCM?

  1.  We are NOT shutting down the site.  We ARE taking a look at combining THCM with THCMSubscriptions but that’s still being discussed.  If we do combine the sites it will be because we could save a few bucks on licensing fees if we go down to one site. 
  2. If we DO combine the sites we WILL give you plenty of notice so you can move your listings over.
  3. Someone emailed me the other day and said they didn’t want to ship their orders because I wasn’t answering their emails fast enough and they were afraid I had disappeared with their money.
    • Shit happens in my life just like it happens in yours and I have NEVER missed sending ANY vendor their money EVERY FRIGGIN’ WEEK!
    • If you don’t trust THCM by now then get off the site.  And yes, I mean that.  I take enough of this crap from the customers so I can keep YOU in business, I won’t take it from you, too.
    • The Vendor Terms and Conditions that you agreed to state that all orders must be shipped the same day they are received if they come in before noon Monday through Friday.  Period.  There’s nothing in there that says “but if Donna doesn’t answer your emails fast enough you can wait a day or two.”  The Post Office is causing enough delivery problems for us.  Ship your orders!
  4. We are putting Gracie’s Daily Deal on hold for the time being and I really hate that.  I love Gracie’s Daily Deal but there are just not enough different coupons to promote every day.  It’s getting to the point where I’m pushing the same coupons every week.  And the newsletter?  I’m only sending it out a couple of times a week right now.  Less than 8% of our subscribers even open it anymore, which isn’t really a bad thing because most of them just come directly to the site.  But again, I don’t have anything new to tell them so they’re getting bored with it.

There are expenses involved with any website.  We have a monthly triple-digit webhosting fee, we have 3 programs on the sites that cost us hundreds of dollars in annual licensing fees, we have a monthly fee to maintain the mailing lists for the newsletter and the Gracie’s Daily Deal email, not to mention the Paypal and Stripe fees that come with every order.  At this time THCM is still paying it’s own way, both the regular site and the subscriptions site, so we’re really not worried and we’re not even thinking about shutting everything down and moving on. 

That said…

Business slows down at this same time every year.  It’s summer and people just don’t grocery shop as much in the summer.  They have better things to do.  And when business slows down I take advantage of it – and I always encourage you vendors to take advantage of it – and take some time off.  Instead of spending 4 or 5 solid hours a day, 7 days a week, on THCM, I do just what it takes to keep things running and then I move on to something else.  In my case, it’s building websites for other people and baking cookies for my grandkids.  Just because you don’t see me making changes on the site or sending emails doesn’t mean I’m not monitoring everything. 

The only difference this year is the unpredictability of… everything.  And trust me, I’m as frustrated with all of this as you are.  COVID changed everything, for everybody, and Jessica and I are choosing to stay positive and keep rolling with the punches like we always have.  So, just like last year, I encourage you to use this downtime to your advantage.  Analyze your business, take stock of your business and personal goals, binge on Netflix, take a vacation, start a garden, go for a swim, take a hike… Let me know if you want my secret Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!

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3/12/2021 – Date Picker Fixed

As of about 5 am this morning the date picker on the vendor dashboard and the orders page is working again. However, it’s still a bit wonky. The dates are still defaulting to today’s date, however the results you get are the results for the range you pick.

Here’s what you need to do

  • Click in the ‘Start Date’ box and pick your start date
  • Click in the “End Date’ box and pick your end date – even if the end date is today’s date.
  • Click ‘Update’

If you want to sort a second, different range, click the ‘clear’ button first and then reselect dates in the ‘Start’ and ‘End’ boxes and click ‘Update’ again.

For example: If today is 3/12 and you want to see all of your orders from 3/1 through 3/12 then you would pick ‘3/1’ in the ‘Start Date’ picker and ‘3/12’ in the ‘End Date’ picker, even though today IS 3/12.

Other than that, it appears to be working again. I cleared the cache on our end but if you’re still having trouble then you may need to clear your browser cache. If that doesn’t work, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

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Rant: Price Gouging At The Grocery Store: Why Isn’t This In The News?

 

If someone would have asked me the definition of price gouging before COVID-19 I probably would have said something like, “Price gouging is when gas stations jack up the price of gas during a hurricane.”  Until yesterday I’ve never really thought that much about it because it rarely ever touched my life.   What happened yesterday?  I went grocery shopping.

What Happened?!

I have a pretty firm grocery budget of $150 a week.  Sometimes I go a little over, sometimes a little under, but for the past few years I’ve always been able to feed my family of 4 for a week on that $150.  I’m also a well-seasoned baker and cook so I know how to pinch my pennies and still provide a tasty, nutritious meal.

Yesterday, my $150 got us enough food to last 4, maybe 5 days.  So, I did a little research to find out why grocery prices aren’t coming back down now that everything has been open for at least 2 months.

There are two reasons grocery prices rose during the pandemic

The first was a break-down in the supply chain, which is totally understandable.  People from one end of the supply chain to the other were getting sick.  Factories and processing plants were closed.  When they began to open back up again employers had to pay overtime so workers could catch back up with the demand.  And many employers had to offer pay incentives to entice employees to risk coming back to work.

That all makes sense and, for the most part, it’s acceptable.  These companies are recovering and they’re compensating their employees accordingly.  In the process, prices on products like meat, eggs and cheese have dropped back down to pre-pandemic levels.

The Second Reason Is Greed!

The first thing I look at when I go grocery shopping is the price of meat.  It’s usually the most expensive part of a meal so I shop for the meats first so I know how much money I have left for everything else on my list.  This little system has worked for me for years, but not yesterday.  Because the second reason grocery prices rose during the pandemic is greed.  And greed breeds more greed!

Because consumers can’t go out to restaurants, more people are cooking at home, now.  That means three meals a day, plus snacks, desserts, donuts and coffee, and sodas.  Again, it’s easy to understand why there’s an increase in demand for almost everything you can imagine in a grocery store.  But if manufacturing facilities and supply chains are open and moving, why are prices still rising?

If there’s enough product to more than meet the demand, then isn’t it considered ‘price gouging’ if the prices continue to rise?

I do a lot of baking to help save money.  I bake breads and dinner rolls, and tons of cookies.  (If you have teenage kids in your house you’ll understand why all the cookies!)  According to an article in USA Today just 4 days ago, flour prices are at the highest they’ve been since May of 2013.  From February to June of 2020, flour prices increased 4.5% due to a “surge in demand.”

“Flour is a critical ingredient in baking – an activity that surged in popularity as Americans have been confined to their homes during the pandemic. Vermont-based company King Arthur Flour reported a 2,000% increase in flour sales in March 2020 compared to the same month the previous year.”

Between February and June of 2020 the price of breakfast cereal jumped 5.9%

“Once people started working from home and were more likely to eat breakfast there as well, cereal prices began to spike.”  Again, the ‘surge in demand’ thing.

The price of peanut butter, because of its perceived nutritional value and the fact that it’s shelf-stable, increased 7.9%, also due to increased demand.

Carbonated sodas!  Your favorite soda jumped 5.1% in price due to increased demand.  You and I both know there’s enough Pepsi, Coke and Mountain Dew sitting in warehouses to fill the world’s oceans over and over again, so why should ‘demand’ affect the price?

Here’s the definition of price gouging

Price gouging occurs when a seller increases the prices of goods, services or commodities to a level much higher than is considered reasonable or fair. Usually, this event occurs after a demand or supply shock. Common examples include price increases of basic necessities after natural disasters.

This article posted on August 3, 2020 at Business Insider demonstrates how billionaires like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Zoom founder Eric Yuan, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Elon Musk and scads of others, have managed to become $637 billion richer during the coronavirus pandemic.  But these guys are always in the news.  Everybody knows these guys would sell their grandmother if it meant they could put a few extra bucks in their pocket.

What isn’t being discussed is the companies who are raising their prices due to a ‘surge in demand.’  The nameless, faceless companies out there who grind the corn and then jack up the price of flour.  The companies that grind the peanuts and then jack up the price of peanut butter.  The companies that mix water and sugar, add a few bubbles and coloring and call it soda, and then jack up the price of soda.

Are we not discussing these companies because we can’t tie them to a face with a name, like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk?

Do they get to get away with price gouging because we don’t know the name of the guy who sits in the CEO seat?

The folks in Washington sit up there and argue about whether or not they’re going to send out relief checks or increase unemployment benefits, all while turning a blind-eye toward these billion-dollar corporations that are literally bending Americans over a barrel.  “Here ya go.  Ya wanna eat?  Ya gotta pay for it!”

Again, why is there an increase in grocery prices due to a ‘surge in demand’ if we clearly have enough product to more than meet the demand?  More important, are we now so whipped into submission that we’ll just sit back and allow these companies to dip further into our already penniless pockets simply because there’s an increase in demand?

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Mail Delivery During COVID-19

We Are All Real People

Everyone associated with The Happy Couponer Marketplace is a real person.  Me, all of the Vendors and coupon clippers, and yes, even the Postal Employees who truck your coupons across the country and the carriers who deliver your coupons to your mailbox.  We are all human beings, and because of that:
  • We can all be exposed to COVID-19 – Including Postal Workers – at any time, and become seriously ill.
  • We may all have to self-quarantine for 14 days or more because we’ve been exposed to COVID-19 – including Postal Workers

So, where are my freakin’ coupons!?!?

If you’re like me, you’ve tuned out the TV News lately.  It’s just too freakin’ depressing.
But here’s the thing…
There’s all kinds of political turmoil going on between Congress and the US Postal Service right now and it’s causing major delivery delays across the country.  I’m going to include some links below to some information that’s been posted just within the past few days, but here are a few quotes:

 

“Besides cutting overtime, the new plan halts late trips that are sometimes needed to ensure on-time delivery. If postal distribution centers are running late, “they will keep the mail for the next day,″ Postal Service leaders say in a document obtained by The Associated Press. “One aspect of these changes that may be difficult for employees is that — temporarily — we may see mail left behind or mail on the workroom floor or docks,″ another document says.”

 

 

“Packages that used to take no more than three days to get delivered are now being delayed for weeks. “Our hands are tied,” one letter carrier told Motherboard, “and we are constantly set up for failure.”

 

 

“The cases (of COVID-19) are exacerbating staffing shortages, said Nick Casselli, president of APWU Local 89. When an employee tests positive, they cannot work for at least two weeks, and employees who have been in contact with them are forced to quarantine for 14 days. If there is no one to fill in, the mail doesn’t go out.”

 

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So, whose fault is it?

I need someone to yell at!

Quite honestly, it’s nobody’s fault but if you have to point fingers point them at COVID-19 and the White House.

Our vendors are clipping and shipping as fast as they ever have.  If you place your order before Noon Monday through Friday it will ship that same day.  But once the vendors turn those envelopes over to the Post Office there is absolutely nothing we can do to speed up delivery or make sure it’s delivered to the correct address.  Period.

Postal Employees are working harder than ever but there’s only so much they can do, and even in good times they make mistakes, too.  After all, they’re only human.   🙂

I’m Still Happy To Help!

I’m still happy to help so please contact me any time you have a question.  Heck, contact me just to say ‘Hi’ some time.  Some of you have been around for years and I’ve never met you!
But when you do contact me, please keep in mind:
We’re all in this together!
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Save Money on Groceries with Curbside Pick-up

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Unlike other coupon blogs we’ve always preached that coupons alone aren’t enough to help you save money at the grocery store.  You also have to adhere to a budget, and you have to have a game plan every time you shop.  The pandemic, though, threw a monkey wrench in that game plan. But it also showed us how you can save money on groceries with curbside pick-up.

Let’s talk about curbside pickup

Grocery stores offering curbside pick-up is nothing new but have you ever used it?  Have you ever really even thought about it?  I hadn’t.  I never even looked into it because I assumed there was some additional cost involved that would make it more of a luxury, an unnecessary, expensive luxury.

And then one day, shortly after our governor locked us down, I was loading my digital coupons in my Kroger app when I noticed the banner at the top of the page advertising curbside pick-up.  It caught my eye because I had just been in my local store a few days before and noticed that tempers were beginning to flare and I was concerned about fights breaking out over toilet paper.

No additional charge for curbside pickup

So I clicked on that banner and the first thing I noticed was that there was no additional charge for curbside pick-up.  The ad did say that the fee would be $4.99 after the trial period and that you could use curbside pick-up 5 times before that charge kicked in.  However, I’ve used it 7 or 8 times now and Kroger says they don’t think they’ll ever put that charge into effect after seeing how successful the program is.

You can use coupons on your curbside order

Yes, you can use coupons on your curbside pick-up order.  You are not charged for your groceries until you pick them up.  When you arrive in the parking lot they ask you if you have coupons.  If you do, they’ll come out and get them and deduct them from your total before you’re charged.

Your order is also connected to your Kroger card (or whatever store you’re shopping at) so any digital coupons on your card will also be deducted before you’re charged.  So don’t forget to load those digital coupons!

You can change your curbside order

I usually start my online order 2 or 3 days before I plan to pick it up.  This gives me time to delete that bag of flour because I just found 2 bags in the pantry.  Or I can add butter and chocolate chips to my cart when our chocolate chip cookie stash runs low.

You can schedule your pick-up any time

This is one feature of curbside pick-up that’s really helped save me a bunch of money.  You choose what day and time you want to pick up your groceries and you can change your order any time up until midnight of the day before you’re picking up.  I keep tweaking that total right up to the last minute!

The Best Reason to Use Curbside Pick-up

Now that we have all the little details out of the way, the best reason to use curbside pick-up is that it allows you to manage your budget.  In fact, I usually come in under budget when all is said and done.

As you add or delete items in your cart you can see your total.  That total, though, is based on the advertised price of the item, not the price after your digital coupons are deducted.  And it also doesn’t include deductions for any physical coupons you plan to use.

I watch that total while I’m adding items to my cart.  When that total equals the amount of money I have budgeted for that shopping trip I know it’s time to take a good look at the items in my cart and start whittling out the impulse items to make room for necessities.

Once I’ve moved items in and out of my cart to hit that budget number I usually end up spending less than my budget because physical and digital coupons don’t come off your total until you pick-up your groceries.  It’s like a little bonus!

Shopping online allows you to plan

Now, think about it.  When you go over your budget at the grocery store it’s usually because you’ve picked up a few extra items that weren’t on your list.  Those are ‘impulse items’.  Spending on those impulse items is what puts you over your budget or prevents you from being able to purchase the things you really need.

But who has time, in the middle of a busy grocery store, to take everything out of the cart and sort out what’s necessary and what’s not?  And more important, who has time to do all that calculating and re-calculating?

We’ve always said that coupons alone will only help you save so much money at the grocery store.  Planning and budgeting will up your game to the next level  When you shop online for curbside pick-up you have all the time you need to look at each item and decide if you really need it.  How will it work in your weekly meal plan and your weekly budget?  If one menu item is too expensive this week and it’s throwing off your budget, you have time to shop for a replacement.

Curbside Pick-up After COVID-19

Obviously, curbside pick-up is a great idea during this pandemic.  You don’t have to go into the store and you’re maintaining social distancing.  But I’ve found it to be such a great way to manage my budget that I’ve continued to use it even though most restrictions have been lifted here.

It’s also saved me a huge amount of time I used to spend strolling up and down aisles, looking for the best bargains.   As a bonus – somebody loads all the groceries into your car for you.  I actually have time AND energy left after grocery day!

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Today’s Top Coupons: Get Ready for Back-To-School Bargains!

It’s time for Back-To-School Bargains to start showing up in ads, even though “Back-To-School” will probably mean a lot of different things for kids this year.  Whether they go to school or learn from home, though, kids are still kids and kids gotta snack!

Today’s Top Coupons!

 

Save $1/2 General Mills Cheerios Cereals (exp. 7/18)

Save $1/2 General Mills Chex Cereals (exp. 7/18)

General Mills cereals are currently on sale at Kroger under the Buy 5, Save $5 banner.  Sale price is $1.79 each.  Buy 5 and they’re $1.59 each.  Use this coupon and the price drops to $1.09 for each 8.9-12oz. box.

 

Chips Ahoy!  Nothing goes better with one of those little cartons of milk than Chips Ahoy! cookies.  If they’re learning from home this year, go ahead and give them a glass of milk.  They won’t even notice if you set it down next to a plate of Oreo cookies.

$.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 3.5 oz + (8/8/20)

Chips Ahoy! cookies are on sale at Kroger this week for 2 for $5.  Use this coupon and they’re just $2.13.

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How To Make Money With Coupons – Our Top Tip!

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Google “how to make money with coupons” and you’ll find almost a billion results.  Most of them will work, but they all have a downside.  Read on and we’ll tell you what really works.

How To Make Money With Coupons

Of course, we’re biased, but we’ve found that the best way to make money with coupons is to sell them right here at The Happy Couponer Marketplace.  Now, hear me out.  It’s a lot more profitable than all those other suggestions combined and it’s very easy to get started.

How Is It More Profitable to Sell Coupons Instead of Using Coupons?

All those other methods for making money with coupons involve you actually spending money while you use coupons.  Sure, you can stack ’em and rack ’em at the checkout stand to maximize your savings, but they only ‘make’ you money when you spend money while using them.

Here’s how those extreme couponers make money with coupons:  They spend hours each week, clipping and sorting.  A few more hours each week are spent planning their shopping trips.  Then hours more go into actually shopping.  And then they have to sort and store everything they bought.  In the end, they maybe made $50 or $60 bucks in cashback deals.  Is all that time and effort really only worth $60?

Here’s how our vendors make money with coupons:  They clip the out of the inserts, sell them to our customers for whatever price they choose, and ship them off in the mail.  Some of our sellers don’t even do that.  They just sell the whole inserts and let the customers do the clipping.  Then, they just sit back and count their money.

Most people have access to dozens, if not hundreds or thousands, of coupons that they just can’t use.  But every time you throw them away think of this:  Somebody else out there does want those coupons, and they’re willing to pay for them.  The Happy Couponer is living proof that there’s a high demand for grocery coupons.   If there weren’t we wouldn’t be here.

It’s Not Illegal to Sell Coupons

The first question we’re always asked is:  Isn’t it illegal to sell coupons?  The simple answer is, “No.  No it is not illegal to buy or sell coupons, online or off.”  The Happy Couponer Marketplace has been buying and selling coupons online since January of 2013.  If it were illegal we would have been in jail a long time ago.  So if that’s the only thing stopping you from making money with coupons, then stop worrying and read on.

How Much Money Can You Make Selling Coupons?

You can make as much money as you want!  We have vendors whose sales average as little as $150 a week and vendors whose sales average $2000 a week, sometimes more.  It’s your own business and you can build it to whatever level suits your needs.

What’s So Great About The Happy Couponer Marketplace?

Like I said, we’ve been selling manufacturer grocery coupons online since 2013.  THCM was started when Ebay decided to put tough restrictions on coupon sellers, which forced many sellers off the site.  In fact, most online selling sites won’t allow coupon sellers.  Due to the low average selling price and high number of sales it’s just not worth it to them in terms of customer service.

At The Happy Couponer Marketplace we place such a high value on customer service that we actually handle most of it for you.  If a customer has a problem they contact us, not you, and we only contact you if we need your help.

Aside from taking care of customer service for you, The Happy Couponer Marketplace also provides a safe online space for you to sell.  Customers have no access to you, all payment transactions are secure, and we maintain the website.  All you have to do is sit back and sell your coupons.

We’re also drama-free here.  You won’t see the vendors sniping at each other behind the scenes.  We just don’t allow it.  You don’t have time for that and neither do we.

And, The Happy Couponer Marketplace is completely transparent.  You can read our Vendor Terms & Conditions here and see everything that’s ‘behind the curtain.’

Start Selling Your Coupons Today!

Our site is so user-friendly you could actually get started selling today.  Ready to start making money?  Just fill out our quick Vendor Application and we’ll open up your shop today!

Have more questions?  Use our handy contact form and we’ll answer them!

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Meat Prices Breaking Your Budget? Try These 5 Foods Instead!

As meat prices continue to rise it’s almost impossible to put even a simple meal of Manwich and french fries on the table. Even ground beef is sky high these days. How do you serve your family a nutritious meal without breaking your budget? Here are five foods you can serve that are just as tasty, and even a little healthier.

Eggs

Using eggs as a substitute for meat doesn’t mean you have to serve scrambled eggs for dinner. There are lots of things you can do with eggs. Make deviled eggs. Put boiled eggs in a salad. Make egg salad sandwiches. Add an egg to your fried rice. Make an omelette or quiche. Just one egg has 6 grams of protein.

Get Egg Coupons Here

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Fish

Yes, tuna counts! So far, tuna prices seem to be unaffected. A 12 oz. can of Chicken of the Sea tuna runs around $3 to $4 and it contains 11 grams of protein. Add tuna to your salad or make tuna salad sandwiches. Whip up a hearty tuna casserole or just stir a can of tuna into your kids’ mac & cheese.

Get Chicken of the Sea Coupons Here

Beans

Ah, beans, beans, the magical fruit. But let’s not forget how nutritious those little guys are. One cup of beans has 8 grams of protein! If your family cringes at the thought of a simple bean soup for dinner, try sprinkling garbanzo beans on a salad or make a batch of humus. Even chili without the meat is delicious and baked beans aren’t just a side dish.

Get Bush’s Baked Beans Coupons Here

Almonds

Almonds? Who wants to eat a handful of nuts for dinner, right? Wrong! One ounce of almonds has 11 grams of protein. Just 23 almonds covers your recommended daily amount of protein. Sprinkle them over your salad. Have them for a snack on Meatless Monday. Add them to your banana bread. Put them in your smoothie.

Yogurt

Did you know there are 85 grams of protein in a cup of yogurt? If meat prices are busting your budget, try adding yogurt to your breakfast menu instead of bacon. Substitute plain yogurt for half the mayonnaise in your salad dressings. Add it to your smoothies. Top it with granola for a tasty snack or hearty breakfast.

Get Yogurt Coupons Here

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Flipz Pretzels Coupon Deal Just $.49 at Kroger

Flipz Pretzels Coupon Deal

This Flipz Pretzels Coupon Deal is too good to pass up.  Get Flipz Pretzels for just $0.49 at Kroger right now and stock up your snack cupboard.  And, you can bet your boots I’m stocked up on these coupons.  Whether they’re the milk chocolate dipped or the white chocolate fudge, please do not stand in my way!

Here’s how the Flipz Pretzels coupon deal works

Regular price is $3.49 for the 7.5 oz bag.  On sale until 7/10/20

Currently on sale at Kroger for $1.99 when you buy 6 or more qualifying products

We have a Smartsource coupon for an additional savings of $.75 per bag, which brings the price down to $1.24 each.

Find Flipz Pretzel Coupons In Our Shop!

Then, submit to Ibotta for an additional $.75 off (up to 5 bags) and your final price is just $.49!

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Combat Rising Grocery Prices During The Pandemic

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If it’s been a while since you ventured into your local grocery store, prepare yourself.  You’re in for a shock.  And I’m not talking about the empty shelves and plexiglass barriers.  I’m talking about sticker shock.  Everybody’s talking about how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from Coronavirus.  What we need to talk about today is how to beat rising grocery prices during the pandemic and how to protect your wallet.

Here’s What’s Getting More Expensive

Brace yourself, this isn’t pretty.  Grocery prices aren’t just gradually increasing, they’re racing through the stratosphere.  According to a May 14, 2020 article at CNN on the grocery index:

  • Egg prices shot up 16.1% last month
  • Milk, bread and juice prices rose 1.5%, 3.7% and 3.8%, respectively
  • Fruit prices were up 1.5%, led by apples (4.9%) and oranges (5.6%)
  • Chicken shot up 5.8%, fresh fish soared 4.2%, and hot dogs got 5.7% more expensive

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

This ground beef at Kroger?  It used to be around $14.00.  The price has increased by 34%!  And it’s only 73% lean!

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How To Beat Rising Grocery Prices During The Pandemic

Change the way you look at your shopping list

Be prepared to shop for substitutions for items on your list.  Many of the items you regularly buy will be out of stock, now.  For example, people all across America have decided to use their time during lockdown learning to bake bread.  Good luck to you if you like to keep a few packets of yeast in your pantry, you won’t find it anywhere.

Many of the items you regularly buy will be more expensive, too.  For example, my family likes to keep those Knorr Pasta Sides on hand and they’re usually priced at 10 for $10 at my local Kroger.  These days, they’re $1.25, which makes them not such a bargain anymore.

Go ahead and make your shopping list like you always have but look at it as more of a “Want” list instead of a “Need” list.  You are not going to find everything you have on your list and if you do, it’s definitely going to be more expensive.

Change your family’s eating habits

Like I said, most of the things you normally put on your shopping list are going to be a bit more expensive.  I’d like to be able to say, “Buy THIS instead of THAT” but you just don’t know what’s going to be in stock and at what price these days.

Instead, look around at what’s in stock at a price you can afford and work it into your family’s meal plan.  Grocery stores are set up so that the most popular items are at eye level and that’s where are the empty spaces are.  Look around and you’ll find lots of inexpensive alternatives.

Change the way you plan your meals

Maybe it’s time to forget about Taco Tuesday and the family feast on Sunday.  These days you can’t be inflexible in your meal plans because that taco seasoning is probably out of stock and… have you seen the price for a roast lately?!  If you want to save money you have to be willing to pivot on a dime.  Focus on just feeding your family a healthy, nutritious meal that won’t bust your budget.

Be prepared to shop

If you normally shop the perimeter, now’s the time to branch out and explore the rest of the store.  For example, my family likes a particular brand of frozen orange chicken.  The last time I shopped it was out of stock but as I was exploring the store I found the same item in two other locations – in stock!

The price on chicken these days is outrageous.  That big yellow sticker might quickly put an end to your plans to make chicken pot pies for dinner.  Explore the frozen food aisle.  You might find plenty of stock on Marie Calendar’s chicken pot pies and they’re were cheaper than if you bought all the ingredients and made them yourself.

Start using grocery coupons

Reports vary but the average consumer can expect to save 25 – 35% when they use grocery coupons.  With the right coupons and a well-planned trip you can save 50 – 75% or more.  (Here’s an example of how we saved 83% with coupons!)

I know, I know… You don’t have time to look for coupons and sort coupons and clip coupons and I agree.  These are very stressful times we’re living in and everyone’s schedule has been hijacked.

But the fact is, each one of those little coupons means you’re spending less money at the grocery store.  They add up.  And saving money on staples means you have the money you need to pay for things like meat, eggs, and milk.

If lack of time prevents you from being able to put a nutritious meal in front of your family, let a coupon clipping service do the work for you.  Visit The Happy Couponer Marketplace where you’ll find coupon clippers from all over the United States, ready and willing to help you combat those rising grocery prices during the pandemic.

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Use Your Oreo Coupons to Celebrate National Oreo Day!

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Use your Oreo Coupons to celebrate National Oreo Day

In case you were wondering what to do with those Oreo coupons from the 2/26 Smartsource insert, we just thought we’d remind you that March 6 is National Oreo Cookie Day.  Of course, that doesn’t mean you can only celebrate this auspicious occasion on March 6.  We believe that national treasures like Oreos should be celebrated every day of the year.

Fun Facts About Oreos

  • The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Today, the block on which the factory was located is known as “Oreo Way”.
  • The name “Oreo” was first trademarked on March 14, 1912.
  • The first Oreo cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound in clear glass topped novelty cans.
  • In 1912, the Oreo Biscuit was renamed to “Oreo Sandwich”.
  • In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed to “Oreo Creme Sandwich”.
  • William A. Turnier developed the modern-day Oreo design in 1952 to include the Nabisco logo.
  • Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Procello, developed the modern Oreo cookie filling.

How to Celebrate National Oreo Day

According to the folks at National Day Calendar, the best way to celebrate National Oreo Day is to “Grab a glass of milk and a handful of Oreos to enjoy and use #NationalOreoCookieDay to post on social media.”

But we couponers are much more creative than that, right?  Why stop at dunking when you’ve got a stockpile of Oreos to play with?

I spent a mere 10 minutes on Pinterest and came up with 98 different ideas for things you could do with Oreos.  I found recipes for Oreo brownies, cookies, cakes, cheesecakes, pies, popsicles, fudge, frosting, truffles, whoopie pies, milkshakes, cocktails, ice cream, popcorn, cupcakes, S’mores, trifles… even Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreos! And OMG! Yes, please! Oreo Donuts and Waffles!

Ideas to Help You Celebrate National Oreo Day

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Is It Illegal To Buy Coupons Online?

We’re often asked if it’s illegal to buy coupons online.  New couponers, especially, are afraid they’re going to be nabbed by the Coupon Police and hauled off to jail.  I assure you no harm will come your way but, to put your mind at ease, let’s take a closer look.

Is It Illegal To Buy Coupons Online?

The Krazy Coupon Lady says, “No, it’s not illegal.”

According to The Krazy Coupon Lady, a popular couponing website, you have nothing to worry about. “It is not illegal to purchase coupons from a legitimate coupon clipping service that charges for clipping the coupons, however. Selling coupons is a violation of the “nontransferability clause” which is printed on every coupon.”

So she’s saying it’s OK for you to buy coupons online but it’s not OK for us to sell them to you.  I don’t know about you, but that’s only a little reassuring, so let’s look a little further.

The Balance also says it’s not illegal

An article at The Balance, another popular couponing website, discusses the legalese printed on most coupons.

“Coupons are non-assignable and are void if transferred, bought, sold, traded, exchanged for cash, other coupons, or certificates, or auctioned, from their original recipient to any other person, firm, or group prior to store redemption, or if photocopied, reproduced, or altered in any way.”

To get around this legalese, coupon clipping services typically include a disclaimer somewhere on their site that states they are not charging for the actual coupons you order, they’re only charging for their time and shipping expenses.

According to The Balance, “There is no type of legislation that I know of that says this kind of service is illegal. However, what the Federal Trade Commission states is, “Selling or transferring coupons to a third party violates most manufacturers’ coupon redemption policies – and usually voids the coupon.”

“Therefore, selling the service or buying from the service does not appear to be illegal, but the coupons that are mailed out are void and have no value and should not be redeemed. Technically by using the coupons, some couponers are getting money for something that no longer has value.”

So, what The Balance is saying is, it’s not illegal to buy coupons or sell coupons online.  However, once those coupons change hands they become invalid.  That’s a little reassuring but they still make it sound like you could be spending some time behind bars if you buy coupons online.

However…

In the very next article on The Balance they completely negate everything they just said!  Take a look at this.

Is It Illegal To Trade Coupons?

In a separate article at The Balance the author states that it’s perfectly legal to trade coupons.  You can also leave coupons on the shelf at the store, or pass them to friends or family members.

“Many manufacturers promote the idea of consumers sharing their coupons with friends, but it is the way that the sharing is done that the manufacturers want to keep control on. Handing coupons to friends, leaving unused or unwanted coupons at the grocery store, giving coupons as presents, or having a coupon exchange club is legal and ethical.”

In fact, the article focuses strictly on the fact that it is illegal to trade copied or duplicated coupons,  Any couponer worth his or her salt already knows that.

So, Let’s Go One Step Further!

Back before coins and paper money were invented, people traded in goods.  If you had a cow and you needed a new coat, you traded milk from your cow for some animal pelts.  The milk acted as currency – money – that you traded for the pelts.  And trading goods for goods lasted until money was invented.

Essentially, even in this age of plastic money or online money, we’re still trading goods for goods.  Everyone on the planet has to either sell something or produce something and exchange it for money or more goods.  So trading actual money for legitimate coupons is simply that – trading – and according to The Balance it’s perfectly legal.

Sounds Like A Good Rationalization, Right?

Of courses it does, but here’s the thing…

Manufacturers put that disclaimer on every coupon because they want to control which coupons, and how many of those coupons, are used in a particular marketing area.  They think that by putting it in ‘legalese’ they will force you into submission.  But if it’s OK for you to trade or give coupons to friends and family members, what if those friends or family members live in different marketing areas?  What if they live in another state, or clear across the country?

The point is, everybody would like to be able to legally control a lot of things in life.  The simple fact is, there are no real laws against buying or selling coupons.  And if there are no laws against it, then it can’t be illegal to buy coupons online.

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How To Choose The Best Coupon Clipping Services

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When you’re looking for the best coupon clipping services, why stop with just one or two?  You’ll find dozens, right here under one roof, when you visit The Happy Couponer Marketplace!

We’re All Here for YOU!

The Happy Couponer Marketplace is an organization of dozens of nation-wide coupon clipping services with the largest selection of manufacturer’ grocery coupons on the Internet.  Our sellers are located all across the United States, in every major marketing area.  If you’re looking for those hard-to-find high-value regional coupons you’ll definitely find them here.  And, whether you order from one seller or multiple sellers, your coupons will all ship directly to your door.

How Do You Choose the Best Coupon Clipping Services?

You really don’t have to choose – we’ve already hand-picked the best of the bunch for you!

It’s hard to choose the ‘best’ coupon clipping services because we think every one of our clippers is ‘The Best.’  Each of our vendors must comply with our strict guidelines to provide fast, accurate shipping and stellar customer service.  We closely monitor each and every order that comes across the site to make sure all customer orders are filled accurately and promptly.  Sellers who don’t live up to our own high standards are swiftly removed from the site.

Our sellers are also completely transparent.  When you view their individual listings you’ll find everything you need to know.  They tell you how many coupons you’re going to get, the expiration date on those coupons, the Sunday coupon insert they came from, and if those coupons have any limitations for use.

And best of all – you’ll find no hidden shipping or handling fees at check-out!

Our Same-Day Shipping Policy

All orders placed by 1 pm EST Mon-Fri are guaranteed to ship the same day.  Orders placed after the cut-off times are guaranteed to ship on the next USPS business day, excluding Sundays and holidays.  And shipping is always free!

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Sunday Coupon Inserts for Sale

Sunday coupon inserts for sale at The Happy Couponer Marketplace

If you’re looking for Sunday coupon inserts for sale, you’ve come to the right place.  Forget about buying all those extra newspapers.  Each week you’ll find the newest Smartsource, RetailMeNot and P&G inserts right here at THCM days before you even get your Sunday paper.

Sunday Coupon Inserts for Sale

How much money do you spend buying extra Sunday newspapers every week just so you can get the inserts?  If you’re buying more than 2 papers a week you’re wasting your money.  You could be buying whole inserts in bulk quantities at a fraction of the cost.

You’ll find the most recent whole Sunday coupon inserts, every week.  If you frequently buy whole inserts you’ll want to bookmark that page now so you can always find what you’re looking for.

When do we list the new coupon inserts?

We have several vendors who regularly have Sunday coupon inserts for sale.  Each vendor has his own source, so their new listings are posted at different times.  Generally, RetailMeNot inserts start rolling in to the site on Wednesday afternoon.  Smartsource and P&G inserts start showing up on Friday.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, keep checking back.

How many coupon inserts can you buy?

Our vendors sell inserts in a variety of popular lot sizes, ranging from 3-5 of each to 25, 50 or more.  At The Happy Couponer Marketplace we have no order limits, so order as many as you like.

Same Day Shipping!

All orders placed by 1 pm EST Mon-Fri are guaranteed to ship the same day.  Orders received after those cut-off times are guaranteed to ship the business next day, excluding Sundays and holidays.

Always Free Shipping!

Even if you order hundreds of Sunday coupon inserts each week, shipping is always free.  Many of our vendors also ship via USPS Priority Mail and provide you with a tracking number!

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49 Things To Do With Lucky Charms Cereal!

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You remember Lucky Charms Cereal, right?  Of course you do.  They’re magically delicious!  But who knew there were so many things you could do with Lucky Charms cereal?  Aside from the obvious, dumping it in a bowl and dousing it with milk.

If you’ve been on the fence about picking up some of our $.75/1 General Mills Cereal coupons, hesitate no more.  Sure, it’s a great deal to get $.75 off a box of cereal or $1.50 if your store doubles.  But maybe you’re thinking you don’t need 10 or 15 boxes of cereal right now.

Let me assure you – Yes.  Yes you do!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we’re already thinking about Irish-themed parties.  What’s more Irish than Lucky Charms Cereal?  (If you said, ‘Green beer’, we agree, but this is a family website so let’s keep that to ourselves.)

Lucky Charms Trivia

Did you know that the marshmallows in Lucky Charms are meant to represent Lucky the Leprechaun’s magical charms?

  1. Hearts – power to bring things to life
  2. Shooting Stars – power to fly
  3. Horseshoes – power to speed things up
  4. Clovers – luck, but you will never know what kind of luck you’ll get
  5. Blue Moons – power of invisibility
  6. Rainbows – instantaneous travel from place to place
  7. Balloons – power to make things float
  8. Hourglass – power to control time

And here’s another interesting bit of trivia:  The creator of Lucky Charms  came up with the idea after a visit to the grocery store in which he decided to mix Cheerios with bits of Brach’s Circus Peanuts!

Another Inspiring Pinterest Board!

In honor of this festive holiday we scoured Pinterest to find some ideas for things you could do with Lucky Charms cereal.  We found 49 without even breaking a sweat, so we put together a board just for you.

 

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Buy Sunday Newspaper Coupons Instead of Sunday Newspapers!

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How many Sunday papers do you buy every week?  If the answer is more than “one” you’re probably wasting money.  You could be getting all the Sunday newspaper coupons you want at a fraction of the cost!

How many Sunday papers do you buy?

We know a few couponers who actually buy 20 Sunday papers a week.  At $3.00 per paper that’s $60 they’re spending every week just to get the coupons.

Chances are those same couponers only use a small fraction of the coupons in those inserts.  Let’s face it, this time of year there’s at least five or six cold medicine coupons in every issue.  How many bottles of cold medicine are you really going to buy?  When you pay for 20 newspapers at a time, every coupon you don’t use greatly decreases the value of the coupons you do use.  Some weeks it’s possible you’ll spend more money on newspapers than you save using the few coupons you find.

Buy Sunday Newspaper Coupons Instead of Sunday Newspapers

How many Sunday papers should you buy?

At most you should only buy one Sunday paper, and that’s not even a couponing necessity.  Your favorite coupon blogger probably publishes a list of upcoming coupons somewhere on his or her blog a few days before the inserts are available.  And that’s not a necessity either, because …

You can find all the Sunday newspaper coupons you want at The Happy Couponer Marketplace!

Browse our clipped coupons and you’ll find all of the same coupons you see in your own Sunday paper.  You’ll also find all of those hard-to-find, high-value regional coupons that are not in your own Sunday paper.

Now you can buy bulk quantities of only the coupons you really want at a fraction of the price you were paying for all those Sunday papers.  They’ll be clipped, organized, and shipped directly to your door.  In some cases you may even have them before your Sunday paper arrives!

 

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Your Best Source for P&G Coupons

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No P & G inserts in your Sunday paper, again?  Of course, we think the best source for P & G coupons is The Happy Couponer Marketplace, but read on and we’ll give you a few other sources.

Every month we cross our fingers only to be disappointed when the P&G coupons are missing from our Sunday newspaper – again.  Apparently, we live in one of the marketing areas that P&G deems ‘unworthy’.  That, combined with the fact that our local newspaper orders too few inserts every week, means we rarely see the P&G insert.  If you’re on the ‘unworthy’ list too, read on and we’ll tell you where to find them.

Where to find those elusive P&G coupons

Print them at the P&G website – If you have the paper and ink to spare, then you can print P&G coupons at their website.  Unfortunately, you’re limited to one print per coupon.

Print them at Coupons.com – You can also print a limited number of P&G coupons at Coupons.com.  You’ll only see the coupons that are available for your marketing region.  If you change your zip code then you might be able to find those elusive regionals you’re looking for.

Drive across town – We live in a large city with several zip codes.  Twenty miles away, on the other side of town, the P&G insert is included in the Sunday paper.  If you’re up for a Sunday drive then check the newspapers in surrounding cities to see if they’re on the ‘Worthy’ list.

Buy P&G coupons online at The Happy Couponer Marketplace

The best place to get your P&G coupons is The Happy Couponer Marketplace. Browse our site and you’ll find the largest selection of manufacturers’ grocery coupons on the Internet.  Buy clipped coupons or whole inserts and have them shipped directly to your home.  Shipping is always free and you’ll find no hidden fees at checkout.

Browse our large selection of P&G clipped coupons

Don’t Bother Contacting P&G

Don’t bother trying to contact P&G.  Maybe there aren’t enough couponers in your area to warrant printing all those coupons.  Maybe their products are already popular in your area and they’d rather drive sales in a new region.  For whatever reason, they have decided that they don’t want their coupons to be circulated in your marketing area and nothing will change their mind.

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Upcycle Your Tide PODS Containers – 42 Ideas to get you started

tide pods containersIf you think about all the Tide PODS containers you’ve thrown away over the past year, and then multiply it by half the households in your neighborhood, it’s kinda scary.  How long does it take those things to deteriorate at the landfill?  Sure, the detergent inside those little pods is environmentally friendly, but what are we doing to the environment with all those discarded containers?

Every month when the new P & G insert comes out the first coupon that sells out is the $2 or $3 Tide PODS coupon.  We know you’ve got at least a few of these containers gathering dust in the basement.  Heck, you’ve probably already tossed more than you can even count!

So, we thought we’d give you a few ideas for putting those containers to good use.  From storage containers for small toys to Halloween decorations and Valentine’s Day card boxes, these will help keep some of those things out of the landfill and help you get a little more organized in the process.

What’s that you say?  You want some of those Tide coupons, too?  Browse the coupons in our Laundry Detergent Coupons category.  New Tide coupons usually pop up every couple of weeks.

Visit our Pinterest Board for…

42 Ways to Upcycle Your Tide PODS Containers

 

 

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Mason Jar Coupon and Holiday Gift Ideas

ball500x500When we saw this Mason Jar coupon we had to pick up a lot of each because anything stuffed in a Mason Jar is super cool right now.  You see it on all the craft blogs, the baking and mommy blogs, even the cocktail blogs.  Even the most inexpensive gifts are welcome if they come wrapped in a Mason Jar.

We did a little price check yesterday and found cases of jars for as little as $8 to as much as $14 or more, depending on the volume and whether they’re regular or wide-mouth.  We also did a super-quick Pinterest search for Mason Jar Gift Ideas.  When you consider that some of the ingredients used for gifts can be less than a dollar, with a bit of ribbon for decoration, you’ve got some pretty inexpensive but unique gift ideas for Christmas.

 

First, Here are the Ball and Kerr Mason Jar coupons:

 

Check out our Pinterest Board for Christmas Gift Ideas!

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Don’t Miss this Marie Callender’s Dessert Pie coupon and Giant Eagle Deal

marie callender's dessert pie couponI’m proud to say this Marie Callender’s Dessert Pie coupon is one of my all-time favorites.  Yes, I do know how to bake a pie, thank you very much, but show me one homemade pie recipe that turns out anywhere near as tasty as Marie Callender’s at this price and I’ll eat my hat… baked in a pie crust!

 

Here’s the deal:

Giant Eagle 12/15 – 12/21

Marie Callender’s Dessert Pies $5.99 – Buy 2 and get $2 OYNO

When you use this Marie Callender’s coupon your price at the register will be as low as $4.49 AND you’ll get $2 off your next order – for every pie you buy!

Here’s the Marie Callender’s Dessert Pie coupon:

 

 

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Ferrero Roche Collection Coupon and CVS Deal

Ferrero Roche Collection couponUse this Ferrero Roche Collection coupon at CVS for those last-minute gifts.  They’re perfect for that Secret Santa gift that has a $10 limit or they make great Teacher’s gifts if you have multiple teachers to buy for.  Everybody loves chocolate and these are wrapped in gold!

Here’s the deal:

CVS 12/18 – 12/24

Ferrero Roche Collection $9.99 with card

Use this $1/1 coupon and your final price is $8.99!

Here’s the Ferrero Roche Collection coupon:

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Spectacular Savings at Giant Eagle with this $1/2 Blistex Lip Balm Coupon

blistex lip balm couponThis $1/1 Blistex Lip Balm coupon combined with the spectacular deal at Giant Eagle means you and your family will all have smooth, kissable lips all winter long.

Through December 14 you’ll find Blistex Lip Balm on sale for just $1 each.  With the coupon you’ll get it for just $.50 each.  Cheap enough to put a tube in every pocket and purse in your house!

 

Here’s the Blistex Lip Balm coupon:

Here’s the Top 10 Giant Eagle Deals over at LadySavings.com.

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Saucy Savings with this Pioneer Gravy Mix coupon at Publix!

Pioneer Gravy Mix couponThis Pioneer Gravy Mix coupon is a blessing in disguise.  Yeah, you’ll save a bunch of money but you’ll also have perfect gravy to serve with your mashed potatoes.  And let’s face it, when you have all those guests around your dinner table, eye-balling every dish, non-lumpy gravy is crucial!

Pioneer Gravy Mix is on sale for $1 per package at Publix through Dec. 13 or 14, depending on your location.  With this $.55/1 coupon you can pick up as many packages as you can carry for just $.45 each.  Keep in mind – this coupon will not double.

 

Here’s the $.55/1 Pioneer Gravy mix coupon:

Here’s the Publix scenario from our favorite Publix blog, I Heart Publix.

 

 

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HUGE Savings with this Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps coupon at Kroger

snackfactoryIt’s time to stock up on snacks for the holidays and all those Bowl games coming up.  And according to our favorite Kroger blog – Kroger Krazy – you can use this coupon to get a super deal on Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps at Kroger for the next few weeks.

Regular price is $3.49 but they’re Buy One Get One Free until January 3. Depending on which scenario your store uses, when you use this coupon you’ll get these for just $.75 or $1.25.  Either way, it’s a good deal!

 

Here’s the Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps coupon:

The scenarios according to Kroger Krazy:

If your store rings them up half price/half price OR if they allow a coupon on the free item:

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps (7.2 oz) – $3.49 B1G1 (thru 1/3)
Buy 2, Use (2) $1.00/1 Snack Factory Pretzel – Final cost is as low as $0.75 each

If your store rings them up full price and zero and does NOT allow a coupon the free item:

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps (7.2 oz) – $3.49 B1G1 (thru 1/3)
Buy 2, Use $1.00/1 Snack Factory Pretzel – Final cost is as low as $1.25 each