Who Really Wins The Drugstore Game?

Posted by idawrites on December 2, 2008 in Coupons, cvs, Shopping |

I’ve been trying my hand at The Drugstore Game for months now. Not too heavily, just here and there when I find a good deal that makes sense. I try to get great deals on my detergent and toiletries, etc… but I wouldn’t say I’m very obsessive about CVS. (Now.. Publix is another matter.) With […]


Publix Store Coupons – An Update

Posted by idawrites on November 17, 2008 in coupon policy, Coupons, Shopping |

Although Publix allows stacking of Store coupons with Manufacturers coupons, there are a couple of things to look out for when you redeem them. Many (most) of the Publix coupons these days have specific language written on them “Not to be used in conjunction with any other coupon or offer.” This means that you cannot […]


Cheapskate Christmas

Posted by idawrites on September 25, 2008 in Family, Frugal, Money, Shopping |

Well, it’s the end of September. K-Mart has had their Christmas display up and in full force for THREE WEEKS already. Personally, I’d rather see the Christmas displays after … say… ONE day of weather that requires a sweater. I have to admit, though, that this is reminding me of all of the things I […]


Coupons Make You Buy Things You Normally Wouldn’t

Posted by idawrites on September 24, 2008 in Coupons, Planning, Shopping |

Recently, I’ve spotted articles all over the blogosphere and in the news about how coupons cause you to spend money on things you wouldn’t normally buy, or in places you wouldn’t normally shop. So, I stopped to think about that today, since I use a LOT of coupons. My pantry and freezer are completely full […]


Shopping Tips

Posted by idawrites on August 24, 2008 in Coupons, Shopping |

I broke my normal routine for shopping this weekend. Yesterday, I hit Walgreens because they had some fabulous sale items last week that I didn’t pick up and wanted to get before the new sale started. Tonight, I hit CVS and Publix. I normally do all of my shopping on Monday, but today I just […]


Winning The Grocery Game

Posted by idawrites on August 21, 2008 in Coupons, Shopping |

I may not be remodeling my life, but I am sure remodeling my husband! Six months ago, I started using The Grocery Game and religiously using coupons for all of our household cleaning and grocery shopping trips. My husband, Mark, started out as a skeptic. After all, coupons don’t really save that much and there […]


Back to School is Expensive

Posted by idawrites on August 11, 2008 in Children, Shopping, Spending |

It was Back To School Shopping weekend for us. Faitha is the easiest to please. She declared that she had “outgrown” the Tinkerbell, Disney Princesses, and Hello Kitty phase. Instead, she was all about some monkey and just pretty flowing clothes. She loved everything and was tickled when I offered her a blue jean blazer to […]


Fearless Couponing – My Coupon System

Posted by idawrites on July 6, 2008 in Coupons, Food, Shopping |

It’s no secret that grocery and household goods prices are rising every month. Everyone we know has been struggling to keep costs down and still provide for all their family’s day to day needs. In response to this growing need, I’ve been working to develop a money saving coupon system that works for all family […]


Weekly Shopping Update – I’m a SUPER Couponer

Posted by idawrites on July 4, 2008 in Coupons, Frugal, Shopping |

I had a great week for shopping! I spent more than normal, but I really got a lot of value for what I spent. YL15 asked if we were planning for a famine. We got a bit of perspective (and a great laugh) on our growing stockpile when she referred to our deep freezer as […]


Coupons: What to do when….

Posted by idawrites on June 4, 2008 in Coupons, Shopping |

Every week, I find that there are at least a couple of items on my grocery list that I’ve clipped coupons for but don’t end up getting. Sometimes the stores are sold out of the item I need or the advertised item isn’t actually on sale at that particular store. Whatever the reason, I often […]

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