Wednesday, September 29, 2010

How did you do that?

I’ve been accused of being a “teaser” because of my last post.  Wha wha what?  I can’t believe it!

So, how did I get those deals?  Here’s the breakdown:

Let’s start with the Fryin’ Magic (or in my case Bakin’ Miracle):

fryin magic

This was on sale this week at Meijer for 1/2 off, making it $1.10 = $3.30 for 3.

On Meijer Meal box, there was a coupon for a $1 off 3 boxes of this item, which brought the total down to $2.30.

Also, attached to each box was a Manufacturer’s peelie coupon for $0.75 off each box.

Are you following?

That brings the total for those 3 boxes down to 5 cents!

Nivea Lip Care:


Right now these are on a price drop at Meijer for $0.99.

I had a $1 off coupon from my October All You Magazine for Nivea Lip Care, which made this item FREE!

There are also several of these $1 off coupons found online and in your weekly newspaper inserts.


Meijer frozen vegetables are $0.99.

On Meijer Meal Box, you can print a coupon for 50 cents off each bag, making them $0.49 each!

You can print as many of these coupons as you want, so we are totally stocked up on frozen veggies!


and finally…

The Butter:


These tubs are on sale this week at Meijer for $1.33 each.

On Meijer Meal Box there is a coupon for $1 off 3 tubs, since I bought 6, this brings my total down to $5.98.

Are you ready, because here comes the best part…

For every 2 you buy, you get back a $2 Catalina, so I got $6 back in Catalinas!

Bringing the total down to FREE + I made 2 cents:)

Oh, and if you don’t know what a Catalina is, it’s the coupons that print from the machine when you check out, they are good for money off your next purchase.


I just realized that with my math and calculations, that brings my total to 51 cents, not 46 cents…so I’m not sure where I miscalculated!  Oh well.  Anyway.  How did I know about all these deals?  Did I figure them out myself?  Hell.  No.  There is a local blog I visit that does all the match ups (deals) for the stores in my area each week!  I even went to a coupon class they hosted on Monday night!

I’m sure I’m going to get comments from people saying “Boo, there’s no Meijer where I live!”  Don’t panic!  Go to your local store’s website, and look there for store coupons.  Store coupons can be paired with a manufacturer’s coupon, and that’s how you get the best deals!  Also, look for a blogger in your local area who does the match ups each week.  Couponing is very popular, so there’s bound to be someone!


Amanda M. said...

Sahweet!! Thanks, Tami!

Hillary said...


Can you freeze butter?

Mrs.Vid said... is another really useful site for coupon-ing!

MommyLovesStilettos said...

I need to learn how to use coupons!!

Sparkling said...

I freeze butter all the time, it seems to be just fine. But there is that tic we've developed....

Amber said...

I just don't see myself buying 6 tubs of margarine. I don't think my fridge could handle it, but props to you! I also am VERY sad to not have Meijer in FL. there are no stores that even come close to comparing to their sales:(

Anonymous said...

I'm going to see if there's a local lady. Those are awesome deals!

Anonymous said...

These are awesome! I so need to learn how to do this.

BelleinBows said...

New reader here. When I read last night's post I was in shock. That's awesome, I know that there are deals out there, it just takes some of your time to find them. I've heard about those coupon classes, I need to attend obviously!

Yankee Girl said...

Wow! I have heard about coupons and use them sometimes, but I have never given it that much thought. Now I realize I really should!

I once got 6 bottles of rum and made 3 dollars! I had a coupon and there was a rebate, so when it was all said and done I made 3 bucks. That's what I call a deal!

Magically Ordinary said...

I am so impressed! I, myself, am a coupon delinquent. I did try. I would cut coupons out and plan meals around what was on sale... And then ALWAYS forget to bring the coupons to the store! What can I say - I'm a mess! (:

{Kimber} said...

rock those deals!!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I really need to get on this whole coupon bandwagon, but I suck at math so I can't really wrap my head around it. It makes me have to think too much.

Amy said...

Ok, now you see...this is do able. I usually have NO patience for the coupon crazies. Like the family that's been on the Today show everyday this week.

Their idea of savings: Going to an all-you-can-eat chinese buffet, STUFFING a to-go box full of trans-fatty, MSG-ridden garbage, and eating on it for days on end.


I was so fired up about this I wanted to write a letter to Matt Lauer discussing the problem of obesity in the country. UGH!

Anywho...Those are great tips Tami! I've never been a coupon person before, but with the price of things right now, your tips will certainly be useful to me:)

blueviolet said...

I really admire people who do this!!!

Hillary said...

Okay so I tried to find a blogger from Madison and can't seem to find one. How did you find your local coupon stacking blogger? Help!!!