Jump Start Your Summer Savings

New to grocery smarts? The best way to jump start your savings is by hosting a FREE class! In your free class you'll learn how to use the free grocery smarts website, tips on how to save big at the store by combining coupons and sales, and if you need coupons I can help set you up with a sweet deal for the Sunday only paper! Contact me to book your class.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Extreme Couponing & News Paper deals for all Grocery Smarts States

The show extreme couponing has introduced a lot of new faces and interest into the couponing world.  If you are new and would like some help entering this fun world of coupons or if you have tried before and need help getting started again please give me a call.  I can help you get started right over the phone and get you set up with great deals on the Sunday paper (the one with the all the coupons!) in any of the states that grocery smarts has operating lists. 

Also, just so you know couponing does not have to take the mass amounts of time they show the people on TV taking.  You can make couponing very, very simple and still save big at the grocery store.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

2 More days for Smith's Promo

If you haven't checked Smith's list in the last couple weeks go look now!  Smith's has been running a fabulous promotion for the last two weeks and you have 2 days left to shop it.  I went last night completely filled my shopping cart and walked out only paying $50.  Gotta love a great promotion!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Johnson & Johnson First Aid to go $.22 at Wal-Mart or $.24 at Target

We are currently working on updating our 72 hour emergency kits in our home so I was excited to see a coupon for $1.50/2 any Johnson and Johnson Red Cross product.  These little kits are only $.97 at Wal-Mart or $.99 at Target.  Use this coupon and it makes them as little as $.22 and perfect for emergency kits.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Toys & Babies R Us Clearance Deals

Hi!  Its been awhile since anything has been posted here.  Life has been very busy over here in Ashby land but I saw this deal and thought you all should see it.  Toys R Us is my FAVORITE place to shop for infant and toddler clothes because I find awesome deals in the clearance section.  If you go into your local Toys R Us and ask for the tote pictured above you get an additional 40% off any clearance clothes and shoes you put in the bag.  I went tonight and I snagged some supper cute shoes for only $1.20 and outfits from $1-$2.50.  Happy clearance shopping! : )

P.S.- The new year is a great time to get your grocery budget under control and a grocery smarts class can help give you a jump start to a year of savings.  Call or e-mail to set up your class. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

5 Tips for Shopping a Case lot Sale

Its Smith's Case Lot sale time. The case lot sale began Wednesday and is running through the next two sales weeks.  Here are some tips for shopping a case lot sale:

1) Don't forget to be PICKY ABOUT PRICE! Just because a product is part of a case lot sale does not mean its a great price. My price point for canned items such as vegetables, fruits, and beans is $.50 or less. Decide your price point and use the star ratings in Smith's list to help you decide which deals are worth it to you.

2) ONLY BUY WHAT YOU WILL USE! If you don't normally buy or eat canned kidney beans I don't care how cheap they are unless they are free, don't buy them!! Also there is not point in buying a 2 year supply of a product if its all going to expire in 4 months. Buy in quantities that you will USE BY THE EXPIRATION date printed on the can.

3) Contrary to some rumors, items are not, I repeat NOT, put in the case lot sale for the store to get rid of products that are about to expire. The case lot sale is not a clearance sale! (Trust me a clearance sale would have better prices!)

4) YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY A WHOLE CASE! While it is called the case lot sale and whole cases are placed at the front of the store if you go back to where the items are normally shelved you can buy them in singles for the same price per item as the case. The benefit to buying in singles is that if you have coupons for the items you can use more of them. You can also better control your quantities.

5) DON'T FORGET YOUR MONTHLY BUDGET! Yes the case lot sale only comes around twice a year but that's still no excuse to completely forget your families budget.

Monday, September 6, 2010

One more day of Albertsons Super Savings

So sorry for the lack of posts lately.  I've been really busy getting ready for my oldest to start 1'st grade and prepping for the start of my new preschool year.  This morning we ran out of cereal, shocking for those who know us so I went and took a quick look at the lists and was so happy that I did.  Albertsons is running two great promos with exactly what I needed for my family and preschool.

For everything pictured behind my cute 4 year old (who insisted on being in the picture):
I Saved: $119.94
I Only Spent: $44.51

Some tips if you'd like to shop this today:
*Use $5/5 Kraft cheese here making the 8oz bags and bars FREE
*Use $1/1 Crystal Light here (its part of the Kraft promo) to make the final price $.50
*You need to split your transactions up if you would like to do the kraft promotion more than once.  If you do split up your purchases so you can do the promotion more than once you CAN use the $5 catalina from your previous transaction to help pay for the next transaction.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Smith's $1 Coupon event AGAIN!!

My reciept from Smith's Saturday night stated that Smith's $1 coupon event is coming back again starting on Wednesday.  Yippy!! 

Monday, August 16, 2010

FREE Cereal Starting Wednesday

Jen from over at Grocery Geek gets to see the Smith's and Albertsons add early each week and she posted this picture on facebook from the add:
Use the printable coupons from Group A and Group B to score some free cereal.  Use the $1/3 from the General Mills insert 8/8 to make it $.22.  I love good cereal sales! : )

The add was a misprint.  Smith's have retractions in all their stores.  Sad : (

Friday, August 6, 2010

Are you still looking for a preschool?

I don't often blog here about my preschool adventures but as the new school year is almost here for the first time since I began teaching preschool, 4 years ago, I find myself with a very small 4-5 year old class enrollment.  If you have a child just one year away from kindergarten and are still looking for a preschool for them to attend might I suggest me? : )

I have a preschool website here with some basic information and I welcome any calls or e-mails with questions you may have.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free Bowling Coupon for Saturday 8/7

Saturday is National Bowling Day and several locations around Southern Nevada are participating.  Go here to sign up for your free coupons and find a location near you.