Extreme Couponing doesn’t have to mean mountains of stuff

February 16, 2015 9:42 am

by Jennifer Freeman

This is a rather old video Mr. Cameraman and I did, but I am resurrecting it because it shows how I do most of my shopping.   My shopping trips tend to be the polar-opposite of my TLC Extreme Couponing TV shopping trips, they are small in size but extreme in savings.

My definition of extreme couponing is extreme savings. It doesn’t mean clearing out the store. Simply matching store sales and discounts with manufacturer coupons.  We purchased only a few items in this video.  Without coupons, I would have spent $16.64 after coupons it was 1.58 (including tax)

$16.64 Before coupons
-$15.06 in store & manufacturer coupons stacked
=$1.58 OOP ~the extreme savings!


What’s Best To Buy In February?

February 15, 2015 8:06 am

by Jennifer Freeman


seasonal Sales

What’s Best To Buy In February?

Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items? Wonder whats on clearance by month?   I have compiled a list of  “when is it best to buy” type items.  This list is compiled from years of making the most of my money by purchasing strategically.  And one of my big strategies is buy when the best price presents itself.  My What’s Best To Buy series will give you the guideline.

Every month has seasonal hot items: End of season clearance, prime purchase timing and peak season produce/groceries at the best pricing. When you learn what items are at optimal pricing each month, you will begin to save your hard earned money by planning purchases around seasonal deals.

During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale. While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.

So, What’s Best To Buy In February?


Valentines Day:  seasonal discounts on flowers, jewelry, gift sets, perfume/cologne, candies, chocolates, stuffed bears, music CD’s, mp3 players, clothes, etc. Print CANDY COUPONS now and use them after Valentine’s day when the candy is 50% off.

Presidents Day:  look for great deals on everything from clothing to flat screen TV’s and laptops, electronics, humidifiers, refrigerators, washing machines, other major appliances, etc.

National Canned Food Month: canned fruit, vegetables, meats: tuna, chicken, salmon, pie fillings, etc.

Pet Dental Health Month — The #1 reason our pets have long-term expensive health problems starts with dental issues!  Veterinarians have big discounts on dental care for your pet.  Call and check their specials, most run dental cleaning specials and getting your pets teeth cleaned will help with warding off expensive health problems later!!

Seasonal Produce Deals: artichoke, asparagus, raspberries, potatoes, strawberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, leeks, avocado, & spinach.

Whats On Clearance In February?

Clearance:  The day for love is followed by a week of sales. Once Valentine’s Day is done, look for major bargains on heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, flowers, themed candies, greeting cards and wrap, perfumes, and decorative gift boxes.  Print CANDY COUPONS now and use them after Valentine’s day when the candy is 50% off.

Need red, pink or white items for a summer wedding, birthday, or Christmas? Buy up solid colored items now that can be used for other occasions!

Print coupons now and watch for sales~Click Images Below!



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Silk Milk Coupon – Get $1 off

February 13, 2015 5:25 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

silk products Silk Milk Printable Coupon

There is a high value $1 off Silk Milk Half Gallon coupon available to print. On Coupons.com just sort by Beverages and look for the coupon!


Stainless Steel Bowl 6pc Set $18.41

February 13, 2015 4:06 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

amazon 6pc mixing bowls setThere is a beautiful 6pc set of stainless mixing bowls for only $18.41 on Amazon.com these would make for a great housewarming, wedding, or bridal shower present — or a “just because” present to yourself!  This set includes heavy duty ¾, 1½, 3, 4, 5, and 8 quart mixing bowls.  Enjoy free shipping on orders over $35, so this may be a perfect time to order 2 sets for gifts!

(Set of 6) Mixing Bowls Standard Weight Stainless Steel, Mirror Finish, 3/4, 11/2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 Qt


What to do with unused printable coupons?

February 13, 2015 2:47 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

Tip Resourcerepurpose paperDo you have printable that were never used?  What do you do with the 3/4 of a page that is left blank at the bottom of your printable coupons?

I lay 20 pages together, staple the 4 corners and cut the pages into quarters to make notepads.  Nice and easy! This is a great way to recycle and re-purpose paper.  What do you do with your unused printable coupons? Or do you have an idea for re-purposing an item in the house and want to share?


Have you heard of Recyclebank?  It is a great way to pledge to recycle and earn points for free gift cards and high value coupons.  Check out Recyclebank.


Top 5 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expressions

February 13, 2015 2:43 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

Frugal Valentine’s Love Expressions

5 Free Ways to Express Love! Valentine’s Day does not have to be expensive to show your love nor do you have to buy something to make the people you love feel special.   Here are my top 5 Frugal Valentines Love Expressions. Can you add to the list?  Do share in the comments your ideas.

  • #1 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expression

A Note of Love, uniquely – use a red dry erase marker to leave a love note on the bathroom mirror or the rear-view mirror in the car!  You can always do this in lipstick too, but that is a lot of work to clean up!!

  • #2 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expression

Pepperoni Love – Make pizza and using pepperoni (or pineapple or your fav topping) spell out words of love.

  • #3 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expression

Dessert Expression-  Express yourself with a chocolate syrup love note on a plate with a scoop of ice cream.  Or warm up Strawberry Jelly in a microwave squeeze bottle and while it’s warm write your note.

  • #4 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expression

Bold Pillow Notes – Go on the wild side and write your plans when the lights go down (other than falling asleep fast) and leave it on the pillow to be found (and you don’t even have to buy anything special to wear)! Be explicit and see what happens!    P.S. you might want to hide this one from the kids!

  • #5 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expression

    Pillow Praises (if the Pillow Note of Love is too bold) – leave a note with 3 reasons why you are in love with them today!  And you can do this for the kids too.

BONUS Idea to Express your Love:   Find your wedding photo or a picture from long ago and frame it.  Using a dry erase marker or sticky note, leave 3 reasons why you loved them on that day the photo was taken AND 3 reasons why you are more in love with them today!

Do the same for the kids!!  Get a baby picture and share your thoughts of love for them when they were first born and now you thoughts of why you love them even more!

I am sure you have even better ideas to add to this list, DO SHARE!  But go ahead, do something fun and frugal but by all means — do something!  :-)