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  • THE COUPON WHISPERER: FREE 1290 MG Omega 3 Fish Oil Pills

    06/06/2013 5:10:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | June 6, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    You should be taking Omega 3 fish oil (or flax seed oil) pills for your heart health. Problem is that these pills can be a bit pricey. If you want a bottle of 60 1290 MG fish oil pills the regular price runs between $10.49 and per $12.99 bottle. However, this week the sales price at Walgreens for the Sundown 1290 MG fish oil pills is only $7. But wait...THERE'S MORE!!! When you buy one of these Sundowns you get a Register Rewards printout for another $7. Normally if you use that register rewards on another Sundown, you won't...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-17-13 (Couponing Advice For DUmmies)

    02/17/2013 7:16:40 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 17, 2013 | DUmmie alarimer, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    As many of you know I have a HUGE passion for couponing. I mean I eat, breath, sleep, and dream coupons. It is constantly on my mind, especially working out new coupon strategy scenarios. Like last Thursday when I figured out how to score FREE Kellogg's breakfast bars which enabled me to also score FREE BO sticks. I won't go into the exact details but the first item did allow me to score the second item FREE. However, on Saturday morning when I attempted to do this same deal again, I found out that the Kellogg's coupons had expired...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Couponing In The Age Of Obama

    01/23/2013 10:57:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 23, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    No specific couponing tips in this edition. Just a philosophical look at the art of couponing and why it is now an absolute necessity in the Age Of Obama and Big Government attempts to further separate you from your money. As many of you who previously pooh-poohed couponing are now finding out due to paycheck sticker shock, The Bamster has now reduced your monthly take-home pay by anywhere to at least $50 to $100 per month and the socialists now want to take even MORE. So how to fight back? My answer is to make even greater use of...
  • Trouble in Coupon Land

    12/05/2012 8:19:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 30, 2012 | Megan McArdle
    So Groupon and Living Social are in trouble.  Color me unsurprised; I never got the Groupon business model.  Well, I guess I got the business model--it's not that complicated--but I never got why people thought that eventually this model was going to be worth a zillion dollars.   Coupons basically serve two functions for businesses--advertising, and price discrimination.  Advertising means it brings in new customers by making them aware of your service, or giving them an incentive to try it.  Price discrimination, on the other hand, is what food processors do with grocery store coupons: it lets them sell their...
  • Extreme couponer claims attack by store manager

    11/23/2012 7:14:52 PM PST · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    wmctv.com ^ | 11-22-12 | Michael Clark
    GERMANTOWN, TN - (WMC-TV) - An extreme couponer claims she was attacked at a dollar store when she said the manager refused to honor her coupons. The entire ordeal was caught on camera. The sign at the store states coupons are accepted at Dollar Tree but a shopper is now nursing a busted lip and popped blood vessels in her eye after she says the manager refused to deal with her "wad of coupons". She said she was attacked while leaving the store. Missy Monzo-Marte says she was shopping at the Dollar Tree in Germantown with a friend, both of...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Coupon Your Way to a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/18/2012 7:29:12 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | November 18, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    This is the third Thanksgiving in a row in which I "bought" my dinner components for FREE. Here is what I was able to get via coupons: 21 lb turkey 5 boxes stuffing 5 jars gravy 5 cans cranberry sauce 1 gallon egg nog
  • Dave Says Clip 'Em

    08/15/2012 9:24:13 AM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, Is it worth the time and effort to use coupons, or are they just a waste of time and a ploy to get you to buy things? Tammy Dear Tammy, Coupons are definitely a ploy to entice you to buy something you may not have purchased otherwise. But that doesn’t mean they’re bad things. The practical and sensible application of coupons can definitely help you save money. The main things to watch out for when using coupons are overbuying and spending your money on things you don’t really need. Seriously, you don’t need to hit Sam’s or Costco...
  • VANITY: For Those of You Who Use Coupons. . .

    08/06/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    For those of you who use coupons but despise the liberal fish wrappers that carry them, what's a frugal person to do?
  • The Coupon Whisperer Becomes South Florida Barter King

    06/22/2012 10:07:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | June 22, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Using the amazing powers that I developed as The Coupon Whisperer, I am now combining those skills to become the South Florida Barter King. I am sort of inspired to do so by the new "Barter Kings" show even though that series is obviously highly scripted. However, since I had some good barter experiences in the past, I plan to hone my bartering skills hopefully up to the level of my couponing skulls. Yesterday, I performed my first coupon/barter deal. I picked up two dozen FREE bottles of body wash using coupons and traded them to my friend the...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Fantastic Easily Available Meat Coupons

    06/12/2012 6:10:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | June 12, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    I don't often post new editions of The Coupon Whisperer but when I do, you know they are good. And in this edition I will show how you can drastically CUT your food expenditures. If you are even a casual couponer you know it is not difficult to score stuff like toothpaste and body wash for FREE or close to it. Plus you should have no trouble finding coupons for many food items. However, the major part of any food budget is meat and where do you find coupons for those packages of steak and other such goodies? Well,...
  • Save money at grocery store, even without coupons

    05/17/2012 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 16, 2012 | Unknown
    PLAISTOW, N.H. - A local wife and mother tries to not spend a dime when she goes grocery shopping, and she said there's more to it than using coupons. Kathy Spencer is the author of "How to Shop for Free," and she also runs a website that helps track good deals at the store. The first thing she does at the grocery store is grab the supermarket flier and see what deals can be found. She also stops by the customer service counter to see if they have any other coupons available. Spencer said shoppers should also look for coupons...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Great KFC Deal

    03/25/2012 12:07:22 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 63 replies · 4+ views
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 25, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    "I looooove Kentucky Fried Chicken! I LOVE IT!!!" That was my wife recently gushing over a fresh bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Her emphatic enthusiasm in her thick Venezuelan accent would make for a great KFC commercial. It was one of those things that you had to be there to appreciate.Anyway, you get the idea of how much we enjoy KFC here. I find opening a fresh bucket of KFC to be positively intoxicating. Therefore I am always looking for good KFC deals. Yesterday, I thought I had a good deal with a 10 piece bucket for $11. However,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-12-12 (DUmmies Complain About Grocery Prices)

    02/12/2012 6:38:59 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies · 1+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 12, 2012 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Let me begin this DUFU edition with a blatant self-plug but, as I shall demonstrate, it actually does have to do with the DUFUs. First the blatant plug: My FIRST Kindle article, HOW TO EARN MONEY AT NASCAR RACES, is now available online. It is about how NASCAR fans can earn money while scoring cheap tickets at the NASCAR races. Based on my experiences of following the NASCAR circuit for two full seasons and parts of several more. As I mentioned in the article, I tested out one of the techniques provided in the article just a few weeks...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Family Dollar Surreal Coupon Experience

    01/22/2012 5:30:43 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 80 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 22, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    The Family Dollar stores have a DESERVED reputation for being hostile towards coupons. Some of the stores accept coupons with no problems but others act like they absolutely HATE coupons...and couponers. One Family Dollar store in Broward County, at the corner of Broward Blvd. and State Road 7, is especially notable for their hostility towards coupons and I normally avoid it like the plague. However, on Friday, I was looking for some easy laughs so I went to that particular store more for entertainment purposes than to get the product, Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Kits. Yes, I did get my...
  • How to Save Money When Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet

    01/03/2012 8:14:42 PM PST · by Altariel · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 3, 2012 | Alex Crees
    According to Gault, you never have to buy any over-the-counter medications at full price if you follow a few smart shopping rules. Here are her top five rules for buying medicine cheaply: 1. Generic supermarket or drugstore brands don’t beat warehouse brands in terms of price. **** 2. Combining deals on name-brand drugs at supermarkets or drugstores can match, even beat, warehouse prices. **** 3. Save your coupons. **** 4. Use coupons on smaller packages. **** 5. Look for online coupons – but be careful.
  • Doing My Part To Stimulate The (Gun) Economy - 2011 Edition

    11/23/2011 5:32:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 22 November, 2011 | John Richardson
    Last year about this time, I posted all the Black Friday (or earlier) sales that were gun, knife, tactical, or outdoor related that I could find. Here is the 2011 edition. I have included any coupon codes that are needed. If you find others, please share them in the comments section. Brownells Brownells will again have their Black Rifle Friday featuring special pricing on a number of items. It begins at 12:01am on Friday. MidwayUSA Every day from Monday, Nov. 21st through Monday, Nov. 28th, MidwayUSA will be offering special deals daily. For non-sale items, they are offering $15 off...
  • Coupon Clipping – The Smartphone Way

    10/27/2011 8:29:07 PM PDT · by Immerito · 12 replies
    CBS 11 News ^ | October 27, 2011 | Ginger Allen
    ALLEN (CBSDFW.COM) – There’s a new secret to saving money and getting free stuff in your everyday life. It almost sounded too good and too simple to be true. Our investigative team went undercover to check it out, and you can do it, too. Clipping coupons could soon be a thing of the past. Now, there’s an app for your scissors! Saving money can be as easy as swiping your finger, or touching a button. Lynette Shofner of Allen never leaves home without her smartphone. “If I’m going to spend money, it’s going to be at a discount,” Shofner said.
  • I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation![charismatic caucus]

    10/02/2011 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 10-2-11 | Jedediah
    I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation and "TRUTH" shall be its Robe ! Zechariah 4:9 9The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house; his hands shall also finish it. Then you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord of hosts has sent me [His messenger] to you. The unction of My Spirit is something to be followed not ignored ! My blessings flow through My Spirit and Guiding counselor of My very Heart ! So understand this ; To reject My Spirit is to deny Me ,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-08-11 (DUmmie Snoutport Too DUmb to Use Coupons)

    08/08/2011 5:03:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 8, 2011 | DUmmie Snoutport, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Pity poor DUmmie Snoutport. A schoolteacher yet too DUmb to figure out how to use coupons or get good deals as you can see in his/her/its THREAD, "$4.08 for an 11 oz box of 'Nilla Wafers at the store today. What? Really? How?" To get an idea of what a dark (but HILARIOUS) mental place DUmmie Snoutport is coming from, take a look at his/her/its POST on another THREAD. I warn you to put down your coffee cup while reading it or you will risk ruining your monitor. So let us watch DUmmie Snoutport who is also a teacher...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Scour Your Dollar General Trashcans

    07/28/2011 4:48:23 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | July 28, 2011 | The Coupon Whisperer
    Reach into your local Dollar General trashcan? Yecccchhh! Yeah, maybe the more sensitive among you might revolt at that idea. However, if you do reach in and grab the sales receipts you will find some gold in the form of a $5/$25 coupon attached to each receipt that you can use on Friday only. I don't know about you but I already have scenarios worked out where using this coupon in conjunction with manufacturer's coupons, I'll be getting tons of stuff tomorrow for FREE!!! If you really can't stomach reaching into the trashcans for the valuable sales receipts, then...
  • Extreme Couponing: Student Saves $300 a Month

    07/20/2011 6:35:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 19, 2011 | Paul Keegan
    Lauren Liggett, a 22-year-old college student from Carthage, Mo., found herself hooked the moment she saw the pilot episode of the TLC reality show "Extreme Couponing" in December. She began scouring the Internet for couponing websites, bought copies of the Sunday newspaper for the circulars, and headed to the grocery store to shop for her family -- her mom, Joyce, a realtor, and her dad, Larry, a retired IBM engineer who works part-time as a car salesman. The Liggetts are not struggling financially -- they have a low-six-figure income -- but since Lauren lives at home and her parents are...
  • Changes coming to couponing?

    06/20/2011 9:23:46 AM PDT · by simplesimon · 49 replies
    GreenBay Consumer ^ | 6/20/2011 | The Bargain Sleuth
    The above article describes changes that could be coming to coupons / couponing. I've not read anywhere else but at source link about Red Plum, Smart Source and P&G suing eBay or any of the coupon clipping services. Just wanted to give a heads up as stores are changing policy due to the extreme couponing show. And getting coupons from sources other than your local Sunday paper may be temporarily delayed.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Combat Roach Killer---$1.19!!!

    06/04/2011 8:52:45 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | June 4, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    It's that time of year when the cockroaches come out in force. Fortunately there is a really inexpensive way for you to get Combat Cockroach Killer in the syringe form which dispenses gel pellets that the roaches eat and ultimately kills them. Here is how to do this deal IF you live in a Publix area: Get the Publix Yellow sheet and clip out the Combat store coupons for $3 off. Then go to the section of your Publix where they sell insecticide and take note of the "Blinkie" which dispenses coupons. Right now the Blinkies are dispensing $1...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor Cartridges---45˘ Each!!!!!

    05/09/2011 5:26:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | May 9, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    When The Coupon Whisperer last left you, there was some doubt amongst you about his special powers due to the fact that the deal for the 89˘ involved a Ping-Pong technique in which you would need to buy a hair product that many of you have no need for. Even though I quickly came back with an UPDATE in which I informed you that no Ping-Ponging was needed since the Gillette deal was rolling. This meant you could use your Gillette Register Rewards immediately on another Gillette and another Register Reward would print out. You could repeat that deal...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Ping-Pong Your Way to 89˘ Gillette Fusion Proglide Razors

    05/02/2011 8:25:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | May 2, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Well, it's been at least 6 weeks since I hit Walgreens hard. Yes, a couple of weeks ago they did have Air Wick compact air freshener starter kits on sale but after you've gotten the full sized Air Wicks at Publix for FREE like I did, it was hard to get excited about the Walgreens deal. On top of that, as is typical, all the Walgreens Air Wicks were gone within a couple of days.However, this week there is a terrific deal on the Gillette Fusion Proglide razors, perhaps the best razors out there. They are on sale (power...
  • Publix may change its coupon policy

    04/28/2011 10:57:40 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | April 27, 2011 | RICHARD MULLINS
    TAMPA --Attention Publix coupon fanatics. There could be big changes in your shopping world soon. Publix officials confirm they're now considering a major shift in how the Lakeland-based grocery giant handles coupons, just as extreme couponing becomes a national trend. Publix spokeswoman Shannon Patten declined to offer many details on the change since the company has not yet decided on a final policy nor trained individual store managers. Publix has had a relatively lenient coupon policy, instructing cashiers to honor coupons from a range of competitors.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: A Spectacular Few Weeks

    04/22/2011 12:25:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | April 22, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Sorry for the delay in posting to The Coupon Whisperer but I've been incredibly busy for the past few weeks due to a flood of SPECTACULAR deals. During this time I have been able to restock my supply of Ken's Marinade with about 4 dozen bottles. Also I now have enough coffee to last me until well into autumn. Other items which I now have in plentiful supply include olive oil, vegetable oil, dish soap, A/C filters, and TONS of both body wash and Air Wick starter kits including the new odor detectors. Meanwhile, my refrigerator is bursting at...
  • Some of The Coupon Whisperer's Favorite Couponing Sites

    04/11/2011 10:02:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | April 11, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    If you want to be a successful couponer it is absolutely essential that you check out and research the many couponing websites on a regular basis, both as a way to find out the recent deals as well as to broaden your education and understanding of couponing in general. Here is a list of some of The Coupon Whisperer's favorite websites: LiveFabuLESS This is the website run by Jodi just up the road in Palm Beach County. Back in the Summer of 2009 this was the website (then known as NeverPayRetailAgain) which got me into couponing.....
  • The Coupon Whisperer: "Extreme Couponing"---Episodes 1 & 2

    04/06/2011 8:09:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 79 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | April 6, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    The first two episodes of "Extreme Couponing" aired this evening on TLC. Many similarities with the original show which aired in December although I noticed some new bits of interesting information. Specifically "money maker" deals or "making money" was alluded to. For those of you new to couponing that means when you have a coupon so good that it is worth more than the product you are buying. The amount of "overage" aka "moneymaker" aka "mm" is applied toward your other products. That is why you saw the people on today's show able to buy meat, milk, etc. and...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: FREE Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kits

    04/04/2011 7:46:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | April 4, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you live in the Southeast, you're in luck for the next couple of weeks. Why? Because you can score FREE Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kits at Publix. How? Simple. The Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kits are all on sale for just $5.99 until April 15. Simply combine a $3 Publix store coupon for any Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kit found in their "One Stop. One Store" booklet with the $4 off any Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kit manufacturer's coupon and you will score your Air Wicks for FREE plus a $1.01 MM. And if you are wondering what...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: "Extreme Couponing" Returning as a Series to TLC Next Week

    03/29/2011 5:46:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 29, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Set your DVRs for 9 PM EDT next Wednesday, April 6. That is when the new TLC series, "Extreme Couponing," kicks off. They had it as a special last December and the response was so great that it has been turned into a series. Judging from the video on the HOME PAGE of this series, it looks like they have new couponeers featured. I don't know if they will stick to the same group each week or if new couponeers will be featured each week. If the latter, I wonder if TLC would ever get around to contacting The...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Save Your Ken's Marinade Coupons

    03/24/2011 4:23:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 24, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    If there is one coupon you should be saving, it is the $1 Ken's Marinade coupon in the current SmartSource insert. I am planning on saving about 40 to 60 of them. They expire April 30 and there is a good chance that Publix or another store will sell them BOGO before then. Since they usually sell for $2.99 that means you can get this marinade for only about 50 cents each. Even better, Albertsons sometimes put them on sale for only a buck each which means you can score these FREE. My favorite of their marinades for steaks...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Cheap Dog Food and Some Great Body Wash Coupons

    03/22/2011 5:11:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 22, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    If you live in the Southeast, you're in luck. Starting Thursday, Publix will have a BOGO sale on 4 lb bags of Kibbles 'n Bits dry dog food. They normally sell for $4.99 but when you apply the $2 coupons from the Feb. 20 Red Plum they will only be about 50 cents each. This would be a good time to stock up on it. For only about 30 bucks you could have enough to feed your dog for a year.However, if you don't live in a Publix area, there is still good news. This Sunday's Red Plum insert...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Score FREE Right Guard Body Wash or BO Sticks

    03/12/2011 7:02:01 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 185 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 12, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    If you don't score yourself a couple of FREE Right Guard body washes or BO sticks in the week ahead, then you have only yourself to blame. Why? Because this Sunday's Red Plum insert has a coupon for Buy One Get One FREE coupon for any Right Guard product. Combine that with the fact that Walgreens has a Buy One Get One Free on Right Guard body wash and BO sticks and that means you can score two of either of these products FREE. You only pay the sales tax unless you are one of those lucky souls who...
  • The Coupon Whisperer Scores FREE Walmart Steaks Via WAGS RRs!!!

    03/08/2011 1:44:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies · 1+ views
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 8, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Yes!YES!YESSSSSSS!!!!Please stand by as The Coupon Whisperer performs his victory dance.Boom! Shaka-laka-laka!BOOM! SHAKA-LAKA-LAKA!BOOM!!!Well, today The Coupon Whisperer performed his magic. I went to the Walmart located here in Broward County at the corner of Atlantic and Pine Island. I walked in armed with 6 Walgreens Register Rewards...Four $3 RRs and two $2 RRs. Usually I have RRs in larger denominations of $5 or more but because the deals of the past two weeks worked out best where I got the $3 RRs, I had to work with what I had.
  • Pre-coupon tax proposal outrages shoppers [Connecticut]

    03/05/2011 8:37:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Plainville Citizen / The Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2011 | Mary Ellen Godin
    WALLINGFORD - Joan Zito and her friend Mary Martinelli come to ShopRite on Route 5 once a week to shop for food, paper goods and dog food. Zito, of Durham, counts on coupons to help her stock up on dog food for the winter and enough paper goods to last a while. Zito and Martinelli are angry about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's recent state budget proposal to tax consumers on the full price of items rather than discounted prices....
  • The Coupon Whisperer: One Day Left to Score 50 Cent Purex

    03/05/2011 6:23:11 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 5, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    If you had been following the coupon forums at HotCouponWorld.Com, you would have already known that Family Dollar store has a fantastic deal on Purex. The Purex with Zout 33 load bottles are on sale for just $3.50 so when you use the $3.00 Purex with Zout coupon from the February 20 Red Plum you could have scored it for only 50 cents. Tomorrow is the last day of that deal so if you have those coupons, you can stock up.
  • A madcap quest for ‘free’[extreme couponing]

    03/01/2011 5:02:17 AM PST · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 27, 2011 | Billy Baker
    As soon as Kathy Spencer walked into the Rite Aid in Haverhill, early one recent Sunday morning, she knew something was up: All the carts were gone. At that hour, she was accustomed to having the store to herself, quietly piling hundreds of dollars worth of goods in her cart, quietly working the system, quietly walking out the door without having to pay for any of it. Instead, the store was “a madhouse full of crazy women fighting over toilet paper,’’ she said. She knew exactly who was to blame: she was. “I had a moment,’’ she said, “where I...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Did You Score Your FREE Motrin + RRs Today?

    02/27/2011 2:14:30 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | February 27, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    So did you score your FREE Motrin PM PLUS get your $3.00 Register Rewards today? If you didn't, then it is probably too late to take advantage of this deal. Since there was a big buzz about it on the Walgreens websites, the folks in the know most likely grabbed up the Motrin PMs already. It was a really sweet deal. For every Motrin PM 20 count you purchased, you got $3.00 in RRs. But wait...THERE'S MORE!!! There were also coupons out there for $6.00 off any two Motrin PMs. Since these Motrins are on sale for $3.00 each,...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: FREE McDonalds Breakfasts and MORE!!!

    02/21/2011 4:57:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | February 21, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Had you checked out the back page of yesterday's Red Plum Sunday coupon insert, you would have found a GOLD MINE in FREE McDonalds breakfasts as well as a bunch of other Mickey D freebies. The big coupons are for the FREE Fruit & Maple Oatmeal as well as another coupon for a FREE Fruit & Maple Oatmeal with purchase of medium beverage. My strategy tomorrow will be to buy a medium coffee, score my freebie oatmeal, and then use the the straight freebie coupon to get oatmeal seconds. This is obviously a marketing attempt by McDonalds to introduce...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Sensible Stockpiling

    02/20/2011 7:23:36 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 109 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | February 20, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, many of you have learned some of the fundamentals of the art of couponing and you have gone HOG WILD! Suddenly you are stockpiling vast quantities of FREE (or almost free) stuff. However, you might also find out that you are quickly running out of space for storing all those freebies. Welcome to the club. When I first began couponing in a big way nearly 2 years ago, I went overboard in the couponing department. Suddenly I had like a year's supply of toilet paper covering my walls. However, after a few weeks I had to ask myself...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: "You're Cheating the System"

    02/10/2011 5:28:14 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 144 replies · 1+ views
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | February 10, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    "You do know that you're cheating the system." Those were the actual words said to me by a clueless cashier the other day. Cheating? How? Was I using counterfeit coupons? No.Was I using coupons for unauthorized items? No.Was I using too many coupons? No.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Learn From The Coupon Jedi Masters

    02/01/2011 4:27:18 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 94 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | February 1, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Hello Couponeers!Today we shall learn that you can NEVER stop learning about effective couponing. Just when you THINK you might know all there is to know about coupons, whole new previously undiscovered worlds can open up to you. And in the case of The Coupon Whisperer the world of PDS file coupons opened up for me last night.You see, I have been operating under the assumption that you can only print out only a couple of coupons of a particular type from the Web. In most cases that is true. However, as I learned last night there is a...
  • Supermarket Inc: Inside a $500 Billion Money Machine (TV special)

    01/30/2011 2:56:06 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/30/11 | CNBC
    The typical modern American supermarket stocks 48,000 items, each battling for precious shelf space. How do they get there? Why are they arranged the way they are? Did you know that some stores use heat maps to track which aisles you walk down — and which ones you don't? Or that they put the milk at the end of the aisle so you're forced to pass a hundred other items on your way to get it? It's all done to gain an edge in a cutthroat business built on razor-thin margins. CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen goes behind the scenes for a...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Land of Double Coupons

    01/29/2011 12:58:10 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 29, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Do you live in the Land of Doubles aka Land of Double Coupons? This is an area where stores double your coupons, usually up to $1. The Coupon Whisperer used to live in the Land of Doubles when he was in Los Angeles. Back then, most of the big supermarkets doubled the coupons up to $2. There was even one supermarket that would TRIPLE the coupons twice a year. No problem at all buying like $400 worth of groceries for only about 50 bucks. And this was before the Internet was around to offer an easy guide for strategic...
  • Downsized: Food Container Sizes Reduced, Prices Have Not

    01/24/2011 7:55:30 PM PST · by wrrock · 105 replies
    Blog ^ | 1/24/2011 | Blog
    It's not your imagination. Orange juice is not going as far as it used to. Same for toilet paper. Dish soap. And cheese slices. You are making more trips to the store. In fact, a Consumer Reports investigation found that while many products have reduced their packaging size; their prices have actually increased. It how businesses are dealing with higher prices for wholesale food and energy. Instead of raising prices significantly, companies are shrinking the packaging. They are hoping you do not notice too much. Consumer Reports (paid subscription required) first noticed the trend when they started hearing complains about...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: How to Convert 54 Cents to 10 Dollars Via Coupon Magic

    01/23/2011 6:55:42 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 98 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 23, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    What if I were to offer you $10 for every 54 cents you give me. Even better, to sweeten the deal for you, I would kick in 30 bucks worth of stuff for FREE. Sounds like a fantasy. Too good to be true, right? Well, guess again because that is EXACTLY what I did today many times over.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: My FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

    01/20/2011 8:22:23 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 20, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    >A few days ago I was in the checkout line when I recognized the cashier. She was the same young woman from whom I bought a FREE 24 pound turkey the weekend before Thanksgiving. I remembered that her eyebrows jumped up a bit when the total price of my turkey rang up at only about 40 cents or something in that neighborhood (I like to owe a few cents so I don't feel completely guilty). Anyway, I mentioned to her that I bought my turkey from her prior to Thanksgiving but she didn't remember it. No wonder. Thousands of...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Ping Pong Couponing

    01/17/2011 6:05:20 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Ping Pong. I have fond memories of that sport since we had a ping pong table in our enclosed patio when I was a kid. Other kids from around the neighborhood would gather and play and the early evenings after supper were punctuated by the sound of the paddles smacking the ping pong balls. However, all was not sweetness and light. I still remember when the kid we called The Monk, who had what we would now call Anger Management problems, would often turn bright red with rage when he narrowly lost and would frequently smash open the ping...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Free/Cheap Pizza

    01/15/2011 7:34:44 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 15, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Ah, pizza! Who could possibly not love it? In fact, pizza is probably the most loved treat in the world. And the amazing thing is that most pizza is easily available at a price you can afford: cheap or, better yet, FREE!!! However, as popular as pizza is today, it was a relatively recent development in the history of food. In fact, the basic recipe for pizza is entirely accidental. Although what I would call pizza precursors, flat bread covered with olive oil and seasonings, have been around for over three thousand years the basic elements of the pizza...