Couponing Tip: Don’t Chase Every Single Deal

Couponing Tip: Don’t chase every.single.deal!

There will be all kinds of AMAZING (dirt cheap) deals to be had when you begin couponing. You will be tempted to hoard every single one but DO NOT give in. You don’t have to chase every single deal, every week, from every store because:

  1. There are sale cycles and that free toothpaste deal will be back very, very soon.
  2. You will waste time and gas and that won’t be saving.
  3. You will buy things you don’t need/use/donate which is a waste and, again waste of gas, time and money.
  4. It can be overwhelming and eventually burn you out.

I personally experience these when I started.

Try to establish a couponing budget. It will prevent you from buying unnecessary items and chasing every single deal.

I hope you keep this in mind when you begin your couponing adventure. Once you build your stockpile, you won’t really have to go couponing as much.

H&M Scavenger Hunt $3 “Get Me” Items + Free Shipping!

h n m scavenger hunt $3 items

Scavenger deal hunting!? I’m in! H&M is offering a daily scavenger hunt game where you hunt for $3 “Get Me” items from their “new arrivals” pages:  Ladies, Men, Kids and Home. Plus, right now there is also a FREE Shipping code 0319.

Here are the “Get Me” $3 items today:

  1. Home Jaquard-patterned Hand Towel $3 (reg. $5.99)
  2. Girl’s Jersey Top, available in size 1-1/2y to 10y $3 ($7.99)
  3. Men’s Knit Gloves $3 (reg. $5.99)
  4. Ladies Sports Water Bottle with Cap $3 (reg. $9.99)

ALSO TODAY ONLY! Buy 2 Get 1 Free Basics – mix and match products for the whole family: Ladies, Men, Girls, Boys, Home. Discount will be applied at checkout.

And!! Don’t forget to check the clearance section as there are tons of stuff on sale.

hnm

Only $79 (Reg. $149) Trolls Battery-Powered Coupe Ride-On + Free Shipping

Walmart is currently offering a rollback offer on the 6V Coupe Speed Coupe Ride-On Collection. It includes Trolls, Spiderman and Disney Frozen for $79, regularly $149! Plus you get free shipping.

Click HERE to buy the Trolls Coupe Ride-On

Trolls 6V Speed Electric Battery-Powered Coupe Ride-On:

trolls coupe ride-on

Click HERE to view the collection

Today Only! 50% off Qixels Fuse Blaster/Design Creator at Target

Today only, November 14! Target’s Toy Cartwheel offer of the day is 50% off Qixels Fuse Blaster/Design Creator – valid in store only! Click HERE to load it to your Cartwheel.

Here’s how the deal looks like:

Buy Qixels Fuse Blaster (reg. $11.99) online price $11.39
Use 50% off Qixels Fuse Blaster/Design Creator
Pay out of pocket $5.69

Limit 1 per guest.

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 5% OFF

Save an additional 5% off on all purchases when you use your Target Red Card. Click here to sign up for free, if you haven’t already. Plus you can get FREE SHIPPING on all Target.com orders. Through December, though, you can still get free shipping without a red card.

SAVE EXTRA 10% OFF USING TARGET WISH LIST APP

target wish list app

Download the Target Wish List App available for Apple IOS and Android devices. You can create, share and track your kids’ holiday wish list(s). You’ll also get a 10% coupon (one time use only) off your entire purchase through November 23rd. One-time use! Saving mine for a Zoomer Kitty ::crosses fingers::

TARGET SAVE 50% OFF A TOP TOY DAILY, THROUGH 12/24!

Through December 24th, there will be a different 50% off Cartwheel toy offer everyday with the Cartwheel App.

CLICK HERE TO LOAD THE CARTWHEEL OFFER!

Today Only! 50% Disney Pixar Cars Gift Pack Cartwheel Offer

Today only, November 12! Target’s Toy Cartwheel offer of the day is 50% Disney Pixar Cars Gift Pack – valid in store only! Click HERE to load it to your Cartwheel.

Here’s how the deal looks like:

Buy Disney Pixar Cars Gift Pack $39.99
Use 50% Disney Pixar Cars Gift Pack Cartwheel Offer
Pay out of pocket $19.99

Limit 1 per guest.

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 5% OFF

Save an additional 5% off on all purchases when you use your Target Red Card. Click here to sign up for free, if you haven’t already. Plus you can get FREE SHIPPING on all Target.com orders. Through December, though, you can still get free shipping without a red card.

SAVE EXTRA 10% OFF USING TARGET WISH LIST APP

target wish list app

Download the Target Wish List App available for Apple IOS and Android devices. You can create, share and track your kids’ holiday wish list(s). You’ll also get a 10% coupon (one time use only) off your entire purchase through November 23rd. One-time use! Saving mine for a Zoomer Kitty ::crosses fingers::

TARGET SAVE 50% OFF A TOP TOY DAILY, THROUGH 12/24!

Through December 24th, there will be a different 50% off Cartwheel toy offer everyday with the Cartwheel App.

CLICK HERE TO LOAD THE CARTWHEEL OFFER!

Bare Minerals Makeup Friends & Family 20% Off As Low As $5.60!

Thru Monday, 11/14, get 20% off everything at Bare Minerals plus free shipping! Use code SHARE at check out. The Last Chance section is included in this sale and you can score things as low as $7.60! PLUS, get FREE gifts ($31 value) with any $75 purchase online!

Click HERE to shop the Last Chance section

Here are some items I spotted:

  1. Marvelous Moxie Skinny Lip Gloss in Glamorista $9.60 (reg. $14)
  2. Marvelous Moxie® Lipliner $9.60 (reg. $15)
  3. Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Hot Shot $5.60 (reg. $9)
  4. Beauty-on-the-Go Compact $7.60 (reg. $28)
  5. Rock Crystal Eyecolor in Extra-Small $7.20 (reg. $11)
  6. READY® Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 $16.80 (reg. $29.50)
  7. Medium Exhilarate Blush with Black Shiny Cap $12 (reg. $19)

The highly-rated Mineralixirs® Facial Cleansing Oil is on sale for $21 regularly $30, so only $16.80 after the 20% discount!

Be sure to replenish your stash if you love Bare Minerals.

Click HERE to shopbare-minerals

Happy shopping!

 

Today Only! Krups Savoy Programmable Coffee Maker $34.98 (Reg. $85)

Today only, 11/12, Williams-Sonoma is currently offering 50% off  select Krups coffee makers plus free shipping. This Krups Savory Programmable Coffee Maker with Aroma Tube is only $34.98, regularly $85.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Brews aromatic, flavorful coffee at the optimal temperature of 195-205˚F.
  • Aroma Tube Control for optimal flavor protection.
  • Keep Warm function with adjustable time up to 4 hours in 15 min. increments.
  • 12-cup glass carafe.
  • 1–4 cup function for small-batch brewing without loss of flavor.

Click HERE to get this deal

krups coffee maker deals and sales

 

Krups Savoy Stainless-Steel 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker is also part of this sale, $39.98 (regularly $95). Plus free shipping. Click HERE to check it out.

Williams-Sonoma is also having a Friends & Family event. Take 20% off your order plus free shipping. Use code FRIENDS at checkout!

Click HERE to get this deal

Happy shopping!

CVS Deals Week 11/13 – 11/19

CVS Deals Week 11/13 – 11/19:  Here are the best deals I found this week! Always check your local CVS weekly ad because some sales vary by region. These are located by the store entrance or here. Please remember that some prices may vary per store.

But before you go do the deals, be sure to download the CVS App, if you haven’t already, and get $5 extrabucks for free!!!

CVS app get $5 extrabucks

I recommend sending your app-only coupons to your card before going to the store because it takes about 15 minutes to show up in the register.

BEAUTY

Get $5 extrabucks when you buy any (2) Maybelline cosmetics (limit 1)
DEAL SCENARIO 1
Buy (2) Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quads $6.99 = $13.98
Use (2) $3 Maybelline Eye Shadow (excludes expertwear monos) 10/30 RP
Pay $7.98
Get $5 extrabucks
Like paying $2.98 or $1.49 each!

DEAL SCENARIO 2
Buy (2) Maybelline Great Lash Mascaras $5.99 = $11.98
Use (2) $2/1 Maybelline Mascara or Liner 10/30 RP
Pay $7.98
Get $5 extrabucks
Like paying $2.98 or $1.49 each!

wet n wild gift set cvs deal

Get $4 extrabucks when you buy Wet n Wild Eye Candy Gift Set $4.99 (limit 3)
Pay $4.99
Get $4 extrabucks
Like paying $0.99!

Get $10 extrabucks when you buy 2 Physicians Formula Cosmetics (limit 1)
DEAL SCENARIO 1
Buy (2) Physicians Formula Matte Collection Quad Eye Shadows $7.99 = $15.98
Pay $15.98
Get $10 extrabucks
Like paying $5.98 or $2.99 each!

DEAL SCENARIO 2
Buy (2) Physicians Formula Matte Collection Quad Eye Shadows $7.99 = $15.98
Use $3/$15 cosmetics CVS coupon
Pay $12.98
Get $10 extrabucks
Like paying $2.98 or $1.49 each!

Nivea Lip Care 0.17 oz. 2/$5 or $2.67
Buy (2) = $5
Use $3/2 Nivea Lip Care Products .17 oz Stick or .59 oz tin 11/13 SS
Pay $1 each!

PERSONAL CARE

Get $5 extrabucks when you buy $20 of select Unilever personal care products (limit 1)
Buy (4) Suave Body Wash = $8
Buy (4) Suave gold shampoo or conditioner = $12
Total $20
Use (2) Buy One Get One Free Suave Body Wash printable HERE
Use (2) $3/2 Suave Professionals Gold Haird Care products 11/6 RP
Pay $10
Get $5 extrabucks
Like paying $5 or $0.63 each!

Get $2 extrabucks when you buy (2) select Right Guard or Dry Idea deodorant (limit 2)
Buy (2) Right Guard Xtreme = $6
Use 2 $1.50 Right Guard Xtreme Antiperspirant printable HERE or HERE
Or  $1.50 Right Guard Xtreme Antiperspirant Deodorant Product (excludes sport) 11/6 RP
Pay $3
Get $2 extrabucks
Like paying $1 or $0.50 each!

Get $4 extrabucks when you buy (2) Speed Stick Gear Deodorant 2.7-3 oz. 2/$7 (limit 1)
Buy (2) = $7
Use (2) $0.50 Speed Stick Antiperspirant/Deodorant 2.7 oz+ 10/30 SS
Or $0.50 Speed Stick Lady Antiperspirant/Deodorant 2.3 oz+ 10/30 SS
Pay $6
Get $4 extrabucks
Like paying $2 or $1 each!

Get $1 extrabucks when you buy Sure or Brut Antiperspirant/Deodorant (limit 1)
Buy (1) Sure or Brut = $1.75
Use $0.50/1 Sure printable HERE or Brut printable  HERE
Pay $1.25
Get $1 extrabucks
Like paying $0.25!

Get $3 extrabucks when you buy 1 Colgate Toothpaste or Toothbrush Multipacks (limit 2)
Buy Colgate Extra Clean Toothbrush 3 pk. $3.99
Pay $3.99
Get $3 extrabucks
Like paying $0.99 or $0.33 each!

Get $2 extrabucks when you buy (2) Colgate Total 5.8-6 oz., Mouthwash 8.4 oz. or Toothbrush 1 ct. 2/$6.98  (limit 4)
Use 2 $2 Colgate Optic White High Impact White, Total Daily Repair, Enamel Health or Sensitive Smart White Toothpaste 3 oz+  11/6 SS
Pay $2.98
Get back $2 extrabucks
Like paying $0.09 or $0.49 each!

Get $1 extrabucks when you buy Colgate Total 4-4.2 oz. $2.99  (limit 4)
Use $2 Colgate Optic White High Impact White, Total Daily Repair, Enamel Health or Sensitive Smart White Toothpaste 3 oz+ 11/6 SS
Pay $0.99
Get back $1 extrabucks
Like getting them for free!

 

HOUSEHOLD

scott persil lysol hefty cvs deal

Get $5 extrabucks when you spend $20 on select Household Products  (limit 1)
DEAL SCENARIO 1
Buy (4) Scott Paper Towel 6 roll $5.49 = $21.96
Use (4) $0.65  Scott Paper Towels 6 ct+  11/13 SS
Pay $19.36
Get $5 extrabucks
Like paying $14.36 or $0.60 per roll!

DEAL SCENARIO 2
Buy (6) Persil 40 oz. $3.94 = $23.64
Use (6) $1/1 Persil Proclean Laundry Detergent 10/23 RP
Pay $17.64
Get $5 extrabucks
Like paying $12.64 – just $2.11 each!
Select Kleenex Products 3/$4 or $1.67
Use $0.75/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue printable coupon HERE
Use $1/3 Kleenex CVS coupon printing for everyone this week!
Pay $0.75 each!

Tide Simply Clean 40 oz. $2.94
Use $0.50/1 Tide Simply Detergent 11/13 RP
Pay  $2.44!

BABY

Get $10 extrabucks when you spend $30 on Jumbo Pk. Huggies Diapers, Pull-Ups, GoodNites or Tru-Fit Refill Pk. $9.99 (limit 1)
Buy (3) Jumbo pack diapers $9.99 = $29.97
Use (3) $2 off any one package of Huggies diapers printable HERE
Pay $23.97
Get $10 extrabucks
Pay $13.97 or  $4.66 each!

  • OTHER AVAILABLE COUPONS
    $4/2 Huggies Diapers 10 ct+ 10/30 SS
    $2 Huggies Little Movers or Overnites Diapers 10 ct+ 10/30 SS
    $4/2 Huggies Snug and Dry printable HERE

Don’t forget to get a raincheck if your store is out of stock! Happy shopping!

Today Only! 50% Off KidKraft – Penelope Dollhouse Only $56 (Reg. $130) + More!

Amazon is currently offering up to 50% off select KidKraft as part of their Deal of the Day! Head over HERE to score this KidKraft Penelope Dollhouse for $56.50, regularly $130.12! This is the #1 best-selling in dollhouses! You get free shipping even without a Prime Membership since it’s over $35. If you have Prime, though, you can get free one-day shipping.

Click HERE to get this deal

KIDKRAFT PENELOPE DOLLHOUSE FEATURES

  • Accommodates Barbie dolls and other fashion dolls up to 12″ / 30 cm tall
  • 9 pieces of detailed doll furniture, including an elegant chandelier and a canopy bed
  • Curved staircase connects the second floor to the third
  • See dolls from different points of view with the wide windows
  • Made of composite wooden materials with some fabric and molded plastic

Here are other deals I spotted:

KidKraft Farm Train Set

KidKraft Farm Train Set $34.65 (reg. $42.09)

  • With its brightly colored pieces and close attention to detail, our Farm Train Set makes a great gift for any occasion.
  • 75 total pieces
  • Long, winding track
  • Molded drive-through mountain
  • Smiling farmers, three horses, one chicken, one pig and one cow

kidkraft belle enchanted dollhouse
KidKraft Belle Enchanted Dollhouse $79.99 (reg. $150)

  • Disney licensed
  • Comes with furniture
  • Comes with a bendy Lumiere character

Kidkraft Retro Kitchen and Refrigerator in Pink

Kidkraft Retro Kitchen and Refrigerator in Pink $72.99 (reg. $119.99)

  • Refrigerator, freezer, oven and dishwasher all open and close
  • Knobs on dishwasher, oven and sink turn
  • Removable sink for easy cleanup
  • Refrigerator, freezer, oven and dishwasher all open and close and Knobs on dishwasher, oven and sink turn
  • Removable sink for easy cleanup

These are all part of Amazon’s Deal of the Day. All deals end today unless they sell out. The super popular KidKraft Vintage Kitchen in white is already sold out – was $74.99! But you can still get the pink one for $87. Check it out HERE.

There are lots more included in this sale!

Browse the entire sale HERE

50% Off Huffy Star Wars BB8 Scooter – 3 Wheeled (Today Only!)

Today only, November 12! Target’s Toy Cartwheel offer of the day is 50% off Huffy Star Wars BB8 Scooter – 3 Wheeled – valid in store only! Click HERE to load it to your Cartwheel.

Here’s how the deal looks like:

Buy Huffy Star Wars BB8 Scooter – 3 Wheeled $29.99
Use 50% off Huffy Star Wars BB8 Scooter – 3 Wheeled
Pay out of pocket $14.99

This Huffy Star Wars BB8 scooter safely fits a child 3 years old and up to 60 pounds. Limit 1 per guest.

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 5% OFF

Save an additional 5% off on all purchases when you use your Target Red Card. Click here to sign up for free, if you haven’t already. Plus you can get FREE SHIPPING on all Target.com orders. Through December, though, you can still get free shipping without a red card.

SAVE EXTRA 10% OFF USING TARGET WISH LIST APP

target wish list app

Download the Target Wish List App available for Apple IOS and Android devices. You can create, share and track your kids’ holiday wish list(s). You’ll also get a 10% coupon (one time use only) off your entire purchase through November 23rd. One-time use! Saving mine for a Zoomer Kitty ::crosses fingers::

TARGET SAVE 50% OFF A TOP TOY DAILY, THROUGH 12/24!

Through December 24th, there will be a different 50% off Cartwheel toy offer everyday with the Cartwheel App.

CLICK HERE TO LOAD THE CARTWHEEL OFFER!

Best Sales & Deals Veteran’s Day Weekend 2016

Here are the best sales and deals for this weekend!

Ann Taylor

  • Get 40% off entire purchase. Use code FRIENDS40. Ends 11/14

Anthropologie

Amazon

  • Get 20% or more off fall apparel & accessories. Ends 11/15. Shop HERE
  • Receive $25 credit with luxury beauty purchase of $50+. Use code BEAUTY GIFT25. Limited time only! Shop HERE

Banana Republic

  • 40% your purchase. No codes required. Shop HERE. Ends 11/12

Bath & Body Works

  • In-store and online all signature body lotions $3 each. Use code SOSOFT. Ends 11/12. Shop HERE
  • If your store is still giving away the $10 off $30 in every purchase, consider purchasing something for $1 first then buy lotions for a better deal.

Bare Minerals

  • Friends & Family! 20% off and free shipping (no minimum). Use code SHARE. Ends 11/14. Shop HERE
  • Get free gifts with any $75 purchase online only

Bloomingdale’s

  • Take $25 off every $100 purchase. Use code PRIVATE. Ends 11/13

Gap

  • 50% off your purchase.. No code needed. Ends 11/12

Gymboree

  • Entire store is 50% off – Pajamas starting at $8. Shop PJs HERE.

J Crew

  • In-store & online – take 25% off full-price items & extra 30% off sale items. Shop sale HERE
  • Use code WARMSTYLE for both sales. Ends 11/14

Kate Spade

  • Get 25% off entire purchase. Use code PURPOSE. Ends 11/13

Loft

  • Friends & Family sale! Take 40% off entire purchase. Use code FRIENDS. Ends 11/14

Nordstrom

  • Get 40% off on fall clearance markdowns. Ends 11/13. Shop clearance HERE

Old Navy

  • 50% off sweaters, outerwear, hats, gloves and scarves. Use code WARM. Ends 11/12 . Shop HERE
  • 30% off everything else. Online only, no exclusions.. Use code WARM

Sephora

  • VIB event has begun! VIB’s get 20% off entire purchase. Use code 20VIB. Ends 11/14

Steve Madden

  • Get 25% off entire purchase + free shipping. Use code FRIENDS. Ends 11/14.

The Children’s Place

  • 60% off dresses, outerwear, jeggings, sweaters
  • 50% off graphic tees, sleepwear
  • 40% off everything else!
  • All basic denim $7.99
  • Shop HERE

Victoria’s Secret

Williams-Sonoma

  • Take 20% off (10% off electronics) plus get free shipping. Use code FRIENDS. Ends 11/14
  • Save 50% off Kcrups coffee makers. Starting at $34! Shop HERE

 

Did I miss a deal? Feel free to let me know, I’ll be sure to add it to our list. Happy shopping!

Couponing Codes and Definitions

Abbreviations and codes are cool but you’ll be an even cooler couponer if you know them (ha! half-kidding!). For reals though, you’ll see all these abbreviations and codes everywhere.

Couponing Codes and Definitions

ECB or EB

extracare bucks, extrabucks at CVS

Plenti Points

rewards from Rite Aid and other participating retailers

RR

register rewards at Walgreens

CRT

cash register tape (aka receipt)

PP

Paypal

Q

coupon

IP

internet printable

ISO

in search of (used in social medias and forums)

BOGO, B1G1

Buy one get one free

CS

customer service

 RC

raincheck

OOP

out of pocket

OYNO

on your next order

PSA

prices starting at

WYB

when you buy

MM

money maker

 MIR

mail in rebate

SS

Smart Source insert

RP

Red Plum insert

 PG

Procter & Gamble insert

GM

General Mills

YMMV

your mileage may vary

 ETS

excludes trial size

DB

database (aka coupon database)

WAGS

Walgreens

 BLINKIES

these are coupons found in small (usually) blinking box near the product

TEARPAD

a pad of coupons found on store displays or by a product

DND

do not double

UFT

up for trade (used in social medias and forums)

PEELIE

coupons you can peel off products at the store

 

STACKING

many stores allow you to combine a store coupon along with a manufacturer’s coupon on a single item.

 

RED MACHINE

CVS coupon center machine where you can price check a product and scan your card to print CVS coupons. It is also referred to as Red Box and Red Machine

 DOUBLE COUPON, DOUBLING

some stores double the coupon value (no doubling in California (T_T) )

At this point, you’re probably like “WTH?!”

I know, all these terms and abbreviations can get really confusing and maybe overwhelming. BUT, the ONLY terms you really need to know now are the inserts: SS, RP and PG. You’ll need to know where the coupon is located in a deal post (see example below). The rest will follow as you gain more experience.

DECIPHERING THE COUPON LOCATION IN A DEAL POST:

Buy (1) Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers $2.49
Use $2/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment or Styling Product, exp. 10/4/14 (RP 09/07/14)  <—COUPON LOCATION
Pay: $0.49

$2/1 – means save $2 off 1 item purchased (ie. you are only required to buy 1 item to use the $2 coupon)
Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment or Styling Product 
exp. 10/4/14  coupon expiration date
RP 09/07/14 – coupon is located in RED PLUM insert that came out on 9/7.  You can find the date of an insert on the spine. Be sure to look carefully because it’s very tiny.