11/29 Sunday Coupon Preview

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It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for a Sunday coupon insert preview!  I would suggest  heading on over to Sunday Coupon Preview to get an idea of what coupons you may receive. Please keep in mind that NOT all areas will get the same coupons or coupon values.

This week you may receive one P&G coupon insert. Also, be sure to check your Parade Magazine or USA Today (depending on where you live) for possible coupons as well.

RULE OF THUMB, IF YOU DON’T THINK YOU WILL RECOUP THE COST FOR THE PAPER OR HAVE NO INTEREST IN THE DISCOUNTED PRODUCTS DON’T BUY THE PAPER.  I ONLY BUY PAPERS IF I WILL SAVE AT LEAST DOUBLE THE COST OF THE PAPER.

ATTENTION WALMART SHOPPERS! Zarabees Infant Vitamins for $1.50!

**DEAL OF THE DAY**10/4/2015

Great deal on Zarabee's Infant Vitamins at Walmart!

Great deal on Zarabee’s Infant Vitamins at Walmart!

For any of you who hosted or attended a Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Party, time to bust out those Zarabees Coupons.  I spotted on clearance the Infant Vitamins Plus Immune Support for $3.50.  Coupled with the $2.00 off coupon from the party that will bring your cost down to $1.50!  That’s easily a savings of $5.50 off retail, maybe more depending on where you shop.

I know lots of insurances and pharmacies will give you Polyvisol for free but lets be honest…take one good whiff of that and you’ll see why I don’t waste my time.  My daughter has spit that out on me enough to know that I either find a tastier alternative or hide it in her food and pray she eats it all.

10/4 Sunday Coupon Preview

Head on over to www.sundaycouponinserts.com and check out what coupons to expect this Sunday.  Looks like there will be 4 inserts!!!

As a household with a teething monster I’m especially excited for the $1 off Infant Motrin.  That alone allows me to recoup the majority of my costs for the paper.

*Tip* Don’t buy Sunday papers unless you can honestly justify saving more than you spent on the inserts themselves.  I shoot for saving at least double what I spend.

**Makeup Savings Alert- NYX WONDERSTICK**

My newest obsession is contouring.  In my quest to learn new techniques I stumbled upon the NYX Wonderstick.  Target & Ulta beauty carry the item and it retails for around $11.99, however if you price match Target.com it can be yours for half price!  Make sure to use Cartwheel and score an extra 10% off all cosmetic purchases.  To price match simply go to Customer Service at or prior to checkout to get this great deal.

Thanks Google shopping for doing all the hard work locating this deal for me!

Thanks Google shopping for doing all the hard work locating this deal for me!

Why I Coupon

To some couponing, deal hunting, and advanced planning shopping is silly.  That being said I can’t imagine living any other way. Growing up my Father instilled in me the importance of a good deal, and why you should never wait until you run out of something to go buy it.  We would sit on the couch and scour the ads for sales.  Once we were at the store he would fill up the cart with enough for my sister, himself, and I to each max out on whatever the store limit was.  Cash in hand I’d stroll up to the register to buy my items, and it never failed the cashier would always have some comment.  Looking back I’d love to tell that cashier that for every penny we saved on sugar, toilet paper, toothpaste, etc., my parents were able to pay for my undergraduate degree and a brand new car for me when I went away to college. 

As a new mom riddled with debt from law school and my husbands student loans, bargain shopping is even more important than ever.  With the average in-state college expenses for a bachelors degree projected to cost my daughter around $200,000, we’ve already opened her a MESP (Michigan Education Savings Plan) account to help offset her expenses.  Trying to save for her college while still paying off our own wouldn’t be possible if we weren’t frugal.  Does this mean I have a stockpile in my basement that my husbands friends consider “hoarding”…YES, am I ashamed of it… NO.  For every large haul of free toothpaste, or nearly free children’s clothes and toys means that we saved money for ourselves and our family.

~Sarah