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Coupon Lingo

Coupon lingo:
  • PG: Procter & Gamble Sunday insert
  • RP: Red Plum
  • SS: SmartSource
  • $1.00, $1.00/2: $1 off 1 item, $1 off 2 items, etc.
  • $1.00/2, $2.00/3: 2 items for $1, 3 items for $2, etc.
  • BOGO or B1G1: Buy one item get one item free
  • B2G1: Buy two items get one item free
  • Blinkies: Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights
  • Catalina: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints
  • DND: Do not double
  • Ea.: Each
  • ETS: Excludes trial size
  • Exp.: Expires
  • GC: Gift card
  • MIR: Mail-in rebate
  • OYNO: On your next order
  • OOP: Out of pocket
  • OOS: Out of stock
  • Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging
  • PSA: Prices starting at
  • Stacking: Using both a manufacturer's coupon and a store coupon on one item
  • UPC: Universal product code, bar code
  • Tearpad: Pad of coupons attached to a display, shelf, or refrigerator door.
  • WYB: When you buy

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom

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How to do Coupon Match-Ups

Why would you want to do your own match-ups? Here are a few possible reasons why you might want to:
  1. Because you can’t find blogs that do match-ups for your local stores
    • Some smaller grocery chains aren’t covered by bloggers (yet!) and if you have one in your area, you might want to figure out what the best deals are there.
  2. Because you can’t find coupon match-ups for products that you want to buy
    • Yes, your store might be covered somewhere, but there are products that you see in your local ad, or products that you just want to buy, that aren’t on your favorite grocery blogger’s match-up list.
  3. Because (gasp!) I might miss some deals sometimes!
    • I know, I know, I should be able to post every deal all the time, right? But there are definitely times where you will see an item in your drug store ad or Target ad and think to yourself, “I know this is a good price and I know there’s gotta be a coupon out there for it, why didn’t Rachel list it?” I can give you an answer… are you ready? I make mistakes…. I miss deals…. I miss things in the ad. It happens. I try my best to not miss things that would be a good deal, but I’m human.
If you fall into one of those categories, then this post is for you! Honestly, coupon match-ups are pretty easy, they just take a little bit of time.

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Coupon Ethics

You might be asking What are Coupon Ethics? Well the problem with the current trend of Extreme Couponing is some people are doing things that are illegal, unethical and just plain wrong. Most people are taught at an early age about Morals and Ethics and you can be taught the difference between right and wrong Coupon usage.

I can't put it any better than Coupon Teacher so I'll link to her site instead of posting a duplicate of it.

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$500 OFF DirecTV

If your looking for a way to save money on your Television and want to get the Best Picture & Sound available then switching to DirecTV is a great option. Right now you can get 150 Digital Channels, 13 Showtime Channels FREE for 3 Months, Free Install, FREE OnDemand (*requires 3rd Party High-Speed Internet), & FREE HD/DVR & FREE HD Service (*with Autobill Pay). Only $29.99 for 12mo (*with 24-mo contract $60.99 after). You can also get $100 OFF by Visa Gift Card or Credit to your 12mo service by going to http://www.directv.com/refer or calling 1-800-507-4045 and using the following Referal Code: 68600507

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$1.00 Popcorn OR Drink

WooHoo! Here’s another great deal at Regal Cinemas this weekend 5/13 – 5/15. Print this coupon good for $1.00 Popcorn OR $1.00 Small Drink. *Limit one per customer

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive


Don’t forget that tomorrow, you can donate food at your mailbox with Stamp Out Hunger. I have to rustle up some items to set out. Hopefully it doesn’t rain all day!
If you donate, don’t forget to visit Couponing for Community and report your donations! We have already reached over 15,000 items for the week!

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All You Magazine June 2011

All You (1-year auto-renewal)

You might have seen the All You coupons mentioned on my Match-Ups. Well the June issue of All You will be arriving in your mailbox soon. If you don't receive a subscription to All You, you can currently get a copy on Rollback at Walmart for $1.88. You can also subscribe to All You (1-year auto-renewal) for as low as $1.66 per issue or $1.42 per issue for 2-years.
Here are the coupons you'll find in the new issue:
  • $2.00 Amdro Product, exp. 9-30-11
  • $1.00 Banana Boat Sun Care Product (4 oz.+), exp. 9-30-11
  • $1.00 Blue Bunny Ice Cream AND All You Magazine, exp. 7-22-11
  • $0.75 Blue Bunny Ice Cream or Novelty (excludes single serve), exp. 8-31-11
  • $1.00 Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm, exp. 9-30-11

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Target Freebies

I don't normally shop at Walmart, Target, Kmart or Food Lion for groceries since they don't double coupons, but if something is FREE I'll make the trip. *Note some of the deals require you to stack Target.com Coupons.

  • Sonia Kashuk Eyebrow Brush: $1.99
  • Sally Hansen Nail Polish: $2.00
  • Degree Deodorant: $0.97 (travel size)
    • use - $1.00 Degree Anti-Perspirant or Deodorant from 04/17 RP (exp 05/31)
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Gillette Shave Gel: $0.97 (travel size)
    • use - $1.00 Gillette Product from 05/01 PG
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Carefree Liners: $0.99
    • use - $1.00 Carefree Liner from 05/08 SS
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Better Oats Oatmeal: $1.00
  • Kashi Single Serve Cereal Cups: $1.00
  • Halls 30ct Bag: $1.00
    • use - $0.50 Halls Target printable
    • and use - $0.50 Halls from All You Apr 2011
    • or use - $0.75 Halls Product from 03/27 SS
    • or use - $0.50 Halls Product from  All You Mar 2011
    • Final Price: FREE + $0.25 Overage
  • Revlon Beauty Tools: starting @ $1.54
    • use - $2.00 Revlon Beauty Tool from 04/17 SS (exp 05/22)
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Aquafresh Extreme Clean: $0.97 (travel size)
  • Reach Floss: $0.99
    • use - $1.00 Listerine or Reach products from 04/17 SS (exp 12/31)
    • Final Price: FREE
Thanks to Passion for Savings

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Walmart Freebies

I don't normally shop at Walmart, Target, Kmart or Food Lion for groceries since they don't double coupons, but if something is FREE I'll make the trip.
  • McCormick Taco Seasoning: $0.52
    • use - $0.75 McCormick Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Coloring from 04/10 RP
    • Final Price: FREE + $0.23 Overage
  • Propel Water: $0.50
    • use - $1.00/2 Propel Fitness Zero from 02/31 SS (exp 05/31)
    • Final Price: 2 FREE
  • Similac Sensitive: $3.84
    • use - $5.00 Similac Product from 04/03 SS (exp 5/31)
    • Final Price: FREE + $1.16 Overage
  • Degree Women's Deodorant: $0.97 (travel size)
    • use - $1.00 Degree Anti-Perspirant or Deodorant from 04/17 RP (exp 05/15)
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Carefree Pantie Liners: $0.94
    • use - $1.00 Carefree Pantie Liner from 05/08 SS
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Ivory Soap 3ct: $0.97
    • use - $1.00 Ivory Bar, Body Wash, or Liquid Hand Soap from 05/01 PG (exp 05/31)
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Nivea Body Wash: $2.98
    • use - $3.00 Nivea for Men Body Wash from 04/17 RP
    • or use - $3.00 Nivea for Women Body Wash from 04/17 RP
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Noxema Bikini Razors, $1.97
    • use - $2.00 Noxema Spa Shave, Super Smooth, Premium-Pivot or Bikini Shaver from 05/01 RP (exp 06/30)
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Reach Floss: $0.88
    • use - $1.00 Listerine Total Care mouthwash, or Reach toothbrush, Floss or Access flosser from 04/17 SS
    • or use - $2.50/2 Listerine Total Care mouthwash, or Reach toothbrush, Floss or access flosser from 04/17 SS
    • or use - $3/3 Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash, or Reach toothbrush, Floss or Access flosser from 01/09 SS
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Wilkinson Sword Razor: $0.97
  • Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste: $0.97
    • use - $1.00 Aquafresh printable
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Crest/Oral-B Cavity Defense Toothbrush: $1.49
    • use - $1.50 Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage, or Cavity Defense from 05/01 PG(exp 05/31) *note some inserts had a $1.50/2
    • Final Price: FREE
Thanks to Bluegrass Savers, be sure to check out their site for other Walmart Deals.

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Sunday Coupon Preview

There are 2 inserts in the paper this week, one SS and one RP! What coupons at the Sunday Coupon Preview do you want the most?

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McDonald's Coupon $1.00 OFF

Right now, you can grab a McDonalds Coupon for $1 off Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, Frappe or Real Fruit Smoothie.

Thanks, Moms Need to Know

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Martin's 5-8-11 Match-Ups

These are the Match-Ups I believe to be a good value based on the prices set up by this post. I am using the Advertisement for the Hagerstown, MD area, your prices might be different. For example my store doubles coupons up to $0.99. Proctor & Gamble (PG), Red Plum (RP), Smart Source (SS), Moments to Share (MTS). Make sure you check your local store's coupon policy.
  • Perdue Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast: BOGO FREE
    • use - 2x $0.75 Perdue Boneless Chicken Breasts from 04/10/11 RP (exp 06/05/11)
  • Strawberries: BOGO FREE
  • Phillips Crab Cakes or Crab Meat: $5.99
  • Fuze Drinks: $1.00
    • use - $1.00/2 Fuze or Fuze Slenderize from 04/10/11 SS (exp 07/10/11)
    • Final Price: $1.00/2
  • Barilla Pasta: $1.25
    • use - $1.00/2 Barilla Pasta AND Sauce from 05/01/11 SS (exp 06/26/11)
    • or use - $0.55/2 Barilla Pasta AND Sauce from 05/01/11 SS (exp 06/26/11)
    • Final Price: $0.25 + Sauce Price

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