Monday, December 15, 2014

Swagbucks

Dear Krazy Coupon Lady,

Thank you! 

Love,

Faithfully Frugal



I love the Krazy Coupon Lady (in case that wasn't already obvious). She recently introduced readers to Swagbucks, and I'm anxious to see how it works. 

So far, I've discovered that it's a mindless, easy way to earn a little extra as you browse the web, watch YouTube videos, and shop. You can also opt in to earn points by taking quick polls, surveys and more. When you collect enough Swagbucks, you can trade them in for gift cards! Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, Starbucks... you name it. Just for signing up, creating a profile, and answering some questions, I have already earned 78 Swagbucks toward my first reward.

Check it out here and let me know what you think!

Once you sign up, be sure Swagbucks is your default search engine. Here's how to make that happen:


Firefox:
  1. Download the browser extension (http://www.swagbucks.com/extension) then click on the Swagbucks icon on the top right.
  2. Click on the Magnifying glass icon on the left-hand side.
  3. Click on Change default search engine.
Chrome:
  1. Go to the Customize & settings menu on the top right of the browser (3 horizontal lines).
  2. Click on Settings menu item. The 4th option should be Search.
  3. Click on Manage search engines.
  4. Under the Other Search Engines area, scroll down to Swagbucks (alphabetical order).
  5. Click on Make Default (when you hover over Swagbucks.com on the list) and then click Done to close the window.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Market Basket Coupon Matchups Week of 11.30

Al Fresco Chicken Meatballs, 16 oz
On sale for $5.49 = $5.26
Buy one, use one $2.00/1 coupon (must sign up for newsletter; remember to print it twice!) = $3.26

Al Fresco Sausage
On sale for $3.99 plus 4% off = $3.83
Buy one, use one $2.00/1 coupon (must sign up for newsletter; remember to print it twice!) = $1.83


Kayem Fully Cooked Artisan Sausage, 12 oz

On sale for $2.79 plus 4% off =-$2.68
Buy one, use one $1.00/1 coupon (must sign up for newsletter) = $1.68


Kayem Fenway Franks (Manager's Special at Epping, NH, location!)

On sale for $3.04 plus 4% off = $2.91
Buy one, use one $1.00/1 coupon (must sign up for newsletter) = $1.91

Market Basket Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
On sale for $1.99 per lb plus 4% off = $1.91 per lb

Betty Crocker Pouch Cookies
On sale for $1.67 plus 4% off = $1.61
Buy one, use one $0.75/1 coupon = $0.86

Campbell's Chunky Soup
On sale for $1.00 each plus 4% off = $0.96
Buy two, use one $0.50/2 coupon = $142 ($0.71 each )

Hellmann's Mayo
On sale for $2.99 plus 4% off = $2.87
Buy one, use one $1.00/1 coupon = $1.87

Farmrich Appetizers
On sale for $4.99 plus 4% off = $4.79
Buy one, use one $1.00/1 coupon = $3.79

Pillsbury Grande Biscuits
On sale for $1.50 plus 4% off = $1.44
Buy three, use one $1.00/3 coupon = $3.32 ($1.11 each)

Turkey Hill Ice Cream
On sale for $2.50 plus 4% off = $2.40
Buy one, use one $1.00/1 coupon = $1.40

Arm and Hammer Cat Litter, 19 lb
On sale for $9.99 plus 4% off = $9.59
Buy one, use $3.00/1 coupon = $6.59


Chex Mix
On sale for $1.99 plus 4% off = $1.91
Buy two, use one $0.50/1 coupon = $3.32 ($1.66 each)

Rice Krispy Treats
On sale 2/$5.00 plus 4% off = $2.40 each
Buy two, use $0.75/2 coupon (hanging on product in aisle) = $4.05 ($2.03 each)

Kraft Original BBQ Sauce
On sale for $1.50 plus 4% off = $1.44
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon (hanging on product in aisle) = $1.88 ($0.94 each)

JJ Nissan Giant White Bread
On sale for $2.00 plus 4% off = $1.92
Buy one, use $1.00/1 coupon (hanging on product) = $0.92

Minute Maid OJ
On sale for $2.69 plus 4% off = $2.59
Buy one, use $0.75/1 coupon = $1.84

Ritz Crackers
On sale for $2.50 plus 4% off = $2.40
Buy one, use $0.50/1 coupon = $1.90

CapriSun Juice Boxes, 10 pk
On sale for $3.00 plus 4% off = $2.88
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon (hanging on product in aisle) = $4.76 ($2.38 each box or $0.24 for each juice box)


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CVS Moneymaker on Simple Facial Starter Kit!

I love surprises. Especially coupon surprises! This is a perfect example for why I always recommend skimming the aisles (if you have a few extra minutes) because you may stumble across unadvertised deals and markdowns.

Point in case:

Simple Face Care Starter Set
Regularly $6.29, on sale for just $3.14 (50% OFF!)
Use one $2.00/1 manufacturer's coupon and one $2.00/1 CVS coupon (from mailer) = $0.86 Moneymaker!

CVS Overhaul!


Yee-ha! All this for only $8.98! Here's how I did it:

NOTE: Started with a total of $10.49 in ExtraBucks in my pocket. :)

Ragu Pasta Sauce, 23.9 - 24 oz.
Originally $2.77 each, on sale 3/$5.00 
Buy $10 worth, Get $3.00 ExtraBucks (can be combined with Skippy Peanut Butter and Hellmanns Mayo offers)
Buy four, use one $1.25/3 coupon = $6.67 (or $1.67 each)

Skippy Peanut Butter, 16.3 oz.
On sale for $2.00 each
Buy $10 worth, Get $3.00 ExtraBucks (can be combined with Skippy Peanut Butter and Hellmanns Mayo offers)
Buy two, use one $1.00/2 coupon = $3.00 (or $1.50 each)

Chex Mix, 5.5 - 8.75 oz.
Regularly $3.39, on sale 2/$3.00
Buy two, use one $1.00/2 coupon = $2.00 (or $1.00 each)

Herbal Essence and Aussie Shampoos, Conditioners and Stylers
Regularly $4.79 - $4.99, on sale 3/$9.00
Buy three Herbal Essence products, use one $3.00/3 = $6.00 (or $2.00 each)

Suave Body  Wash, 12 oz.
Regularly $2.87, on sale for $1.49
Buy two, use one $1.00/2 coupon and 25% OFF CVS coupon (your store may or may not accept this coupon. I asked to see if I could use it even though the product was on sale and she said yes. Keep in mind that they accept coupons from the Magic Coupon Machine up to 14 days AFTER expiration) = $1.24 (or $0.62 each)

Tide Pods, 14 ct.
Regularly $5.79, on sale for $3.94
Buy one, use one $2.00/1 coupon = $1.94

Palmolive, 10 oz.
Regularly $1.77, on sale for $0.99
Buy one, use $0.25/1 CVS coupon from Magic Coupon Machine = $0.74

Simple Starter Kit
Regularly $6.29, on sale 50% OFF
Buy one, use $2.00/1 Simple Skincare CVS Coupon (from mailer) and $2.00/1 coupon on any Simple Skincare = $0.86 MONEYMAKER!

Total before coupons: $59.20
Total after coupons: $19.47

Total after coupons AND $10.49 in ExtraBucks = $8.98 plus $3.00 ExtraBucks to spend later (I'm going back for the Aquaphor deal listed here.)


Monday, November 17, 2014

CVS Coupons Matchups 11.16 - 11.22

Here are the highlights, folks!

Ragu Pasta Sauce, 23.9 - 24 oz.
On sale 3/$5.00 
Buy $10 worth, Get $3.00 ExtraBucks
Buy three, use one $1.25/3 coupon = $3.75 (or $1.25 each)
or
Buy six, use two $1.25/3 coupons = $7.50 (or $1.25 each), plus get $3.00 ExtraBucks (it's like getting each jar for $0.75 each)

Skippy Peanut Butter, 16.3 oz.
On sale for $2.00 each
Buy $10 worth, Get $3.00 ExtraBucks
Buy two, use one $1.00/2 coupon = $3.00 (or $1.50 each)
or
Buy eight, use four $1.00/2 coupon = $12.00 (or $1.50 each), plus get $3.00 ExtraBucks (it's like getting each jar for $1.125 each)

Hellmann's Mayo, 22 - 30 oz.
On sale 2/$6.00
Buy $10 in product, get $3.00 ExtraBucks
Buy three, use one $1.00/3 coupon = $8.00 (or $2.67 each)

Lay's Potato Chips, 6.25 - 10 oz.
On sale 2/$5.00, buy two get $1.00 ExtraBucks
Buy two, use one $1.00/2 coupon (snag a couple extra at Market Basket during their sale?!) = $4.00 (or $2.00 each) plus get $1.00 ExtraBucks (it's like getting each bag for $1.25 each)

Chex Mix, 5.5 - 8.75 oz.
On sale 2/$3.00
Buy two, use one $1.00/2 coupon = $2.00 (or $1.00 each)

Herbal Essence and Aussie Shampoos, Conditioners and Stylers
On sale 3/$9.00
Buy three, Aussie products, use one $3.00/3 coupon = $6.00 (or $2.00 each)
Buy three Herbal Essence products, use one $3.00/3 = $6.00 (or $2.00 each)

Suave Body  Wash, 12 oz.
On sale for $1.49
Buy two, use one $1.00/2 coupon = $1.98 (or $0.99 each)

CVS Glucose Tablets, 10 ct.
On sale for $1.50
Buy one for $1.50 and get $1.50 ExtraBucks (aka. FREE!)

Arm and Hammer Liquid Detergent, 25 - 32 loads
Regularly $7.49, on sale buy one, get two free, limit 6
Buy three, pay just $7.49 (or $2.50 each)

Tide Pods, 14 ct.
On sale for $3.94
Buy one, use one $2.00/1 coupon = $1.94

Aquaphor and Eucerin Skin Care
Buy $20 in product, get $10 ExtraBucks
Buy four Aquaphor Lip Repair at $4.99 each
Use one $2.00/1 CVS coupon (mailer), 30% OFF all body lotion (may have printed out on receipt from last week, percent off taken after CVS coupons), and four $1.50/1 coupons = $6.57 (or $1.64 each) plus get $10.00 ExtraBucks (aka $3.43 Money Maker!)




Sunday, November 2, 2014

Moneymaker at CVS

If you received a mailer this week, you would have received more than $20 in coupons valid only at CVS. This week U by Kotex tampons, liners and pads are on sale for $2.99. Use the CVS store coupon for $2.00/1 U by Kotex product AND $1.00/1 coupon. Pay $0.00 and GET $2.00 ExtraBucks for your next purchase!

TOTAL? $2.00 MONEYMAKER!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Market Basket Coupon Matchups 09.28 - 10.04

It's been a while! Here are the coupon matchups for this week:

Freihofer's Country Bread
On sale 2/$3.00
Buy one, use $1.00/1 coupon = $0.50 each

Progresso Meat Soups 18.5 oz Cans
On sale 4/$5.00 (Save $3.00)
Buy four, use $1.00/4 coupon = $4.00 (or $1.00 each)

Hood Simpy Smart Milk
On sale 2/$5.00
Buy one, use $1.00/1 coupon = $1.50

Hood Cottage Cheese
On sale 2/$3.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $2.00 (or $1.00 each)

Hood Cottage Cheese 
On sale 2/$3.00
Buy one, use $0.75/1 Hood Cottage Cheese Garden/Cucumber coupon = $0.75

Hood Half & Half
On sale for $1.99
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $2.98 (or $1.49 each)

Prego Pasta Sauce
On sale 2/$4.00
Buy three, use $1.00/3 coupon = $5.00 (or $1.67 each)

Newman's Own Dressing
On sale 2/$5.00 (save $0.98)
Buy two, use $1.50/2 coupon = $3.50 (or $1.75 each)

Herbal Essence Shampoo
On sale 2/$5.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $4.00 (or $2.00 each)

Campbell's Homestyle Soups
On sale 4/$5.00
Buy three, use $0.40/3 coupon = $3.35 (or $1.12 each)

Turkey Hill Ice Cream
On sale 2/$5.00
Buy one, use $1.00/1 coupon = $1.50 

Don't forget! You also get an extra 4% off your entire purchase! (Thank goodness MB is BACK!)