Reader Spotlight – Stretching That Budget Farther At Publix!


stretch a dollarToday’s Reader Spotlight is from Diva, who has a story we can all relate to. When she was inspired to try couponing, it made a big impact on her life!

Take it away, Diva!

I am 25 years old and I’ve always been frugal. I’ve had a savings account since I was 9 years old. As a grew up, saving money wasn’t a chore to me. I made do with what little I had while saving for what I want. I started living on my own when I was 18 years old, moving from state to state. At first, when I lived in North Carolina, I would shop at the local Target, using very few store coupons. I didn’t know about manufacturer coupon stacking and Cartwheel wasn’t around yet. I worked full time and I was proud of what I could accomplish with very little effort back then.

Soon I moved to South Carolina where I met the love of my life. We became engaged and moved in together. I was in charge of the food budget. At first, all we did was shop at Walmart and Dollar General, taking advantage of the “low prices.” Publix was always too expensive, but I spent my entertainment money in the deli department. (Anyone else think they make the best subs?) I had no idea there was a much better way to save, though, and my dream of shopping at Publix could become a reality.

In the beginning of 2013, we found out we were going to have a baby. We worked as much as we could and saved as much as possible. We weren’t in debt and only bought anything if we had the cash on hand. One day, I was watching Netflix and saw the show “Extreme Couponers.” I know this show inspired many people, and I was one of them. I realized couponing was a real way to save money and I took the opportunity to research websites. I found various sites including IHeartPublix.com.

My fiance didn’t have a high-paying job and I was laid off from mine. The only way I could be a stay at home mom was through couponing. These websites have been a life-saver for me. I didn’t have to spend a lot of time looking through all the ads and I can easily put together deals based on what we are having for dinner every day. I never wanted to become an extreme couponer, I just wanted to buy what my family needed.

I remember my first shopping trip to Publix with coupons. I was so nervous, but the cashier was so nice and she encouraged me to keep at it especially when I saved over 50% off my bill (this is still my goal today). Now I go there every week (along with CVS for toiletries) and each time it’s an adventure. How much will I save this week? I feel like I’m on the show myself, with everyone looking on during my transaction. :)

Although, I am no longer with my fiancé, couponing allows me to feed my daughter for cheap. After over a year and a half, I’ve learned that saving money is easy, and I could never go back to paying full price on anything again..

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Reader Spotlight – Saving On More Than Just Groceries

stretch-dollarToday’s Reader Spotlight is from Amy. She reminds us that saving money is important in every department. Any savings you can grab means that you’ll have more money to spend on other things that you want or need.

Take it away, Amy!

I’ve been a couponer for several years now. While I do not have a stockpile that is envious of hoarders, I can rely on coupons to keep me from running out of items.

I tried really hard to get awesome deals two years ago when I quit my job to stay at home with my new daughter and go back to school. I don’t have a lot of free time or patience to deal hunt and clip papers, but coupons has definitely helped our budget. One of the challenges I face with couponing is we don’t eat most of the food items that coupons offer. I shop the perimeter of the store where coupons generally aren’t available. I do, however, save a good deal of money on paper products, cleaning supplies and personal care items.

I guess my reason for writing is, even if you don’t always save a significant amount on food, there are other areas to make savings work with coupons. I never save 50% or anything to that nature, but every little bit helps. Every week is still a challenge. But I can safely say that I will never wear myself down to save a quarter either.

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Reader Spotlight – A Long-Time Couponer Still Going Strong!

Reader Spotlight - A Long-Time Couponer Still Going Strong!

Today’s Reader Spotlight is from Peggy, who has been couponing for decades. I thought you would all enjoy hearing about the way couponing has changed over the years…I know I did! Take it away, Peggy!

My couponing story will bring back memories for some senior adults and perhaps childhood memories from younger adults who shopped with their moms and dads. I have been couponing for several decades. And, yes, I still have some of those old “no expiration date” coupons with the single barcode on them! As a matter of fact, I used three of them just this week!

In the earliest years before coupon inserts, coupons were printed directly in the newspaper and my newspaper looked like “Swiss cheese” from all the holes after I cut the coupons out! After coupon inserts were introduced, I faithfully went through them each week, clipped what I thought I needed and threw away the rest of the insert. Sometimes coupons piled up quite a bit before I filed them and I would be so disappointed at times to see that I had an unused coupon for something I had just bought.

Later, I joined an informal couponing group where everyone put their newspaper inserts in a large manila envelope and we passed them around with each person writing their name on the envelope after they went through it. The last person to see an envelope then threw it away.

I was always pleased with myself that I shopped a lot of sales and used a few dollars worth of coupons each week. If you opened my pantry door and looked inside, most everything had red price stickers on top of the white stickers which indicated those items had been bought on sale. This was, of course, in the days before price scanners at the checkout.

As time went on, the “no expiration date” coupons became fewer and fewer as expiration dates tended to be about three months out. I started using fewer and fewer coupons. By the time expiration dates went to about a month out, I was really getting discouraged with couponing.

Publix came to our town but I thought it was way too expensive and shopped primarily at Wal-Mart thinking I was getting the best prices. One day a few years ago, a woman who overheard my husband and I discussing which item would be the best price, stopped and gave me the name of a couponing blog and told me I should really check it out.

For someone who thought I had all the knowledge there was for couponing, I was in for a surprise! Searching the web, I also found I Heart Publix and fell in love! Double coupons, internet printables, saving coupon inserts (and not having to cut out all those coupons) were all things I never knew about.

My shopping habits have changed considerably since then. Publix is now my primary store to shop and shopping really is a pleasure there! Five years ago, my grocery budget (including toiletries and cleaning supplies) was $260 per month, something I was really proud of. Now, even with food inflation, my budget is $175 per month!

Thank you, Michelle, and all of you who contribute with your comments for teaching this “old dog” some new tricks!

Thanks for sharing, Peggy!

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Reader Spotlight – A Year Of Gas Savings

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Today’s Reader Spotlight is from Karen, who wrote in to tell us about how one couponing resolution she made last year really worked for her. Take it away, Karen!

In January, Michelle asked what our new resolutions for couponing would be. Initially, I thought I had reached a plateau. I was menu planning, sticking to my list; I had ferreted out every possible source of coupons. In short, I was pleased with my savings.

However, it occurred to me an area of savings related to grocery shopping which did not include food: the gas card. Although we have been underemployed for several years, my husband and I are in a unique situation where we earn most of our income from at home work. Also we plan just one shopping trip per week and run any needed errands at that time.

I decided to take advantage of the gas card deal each time it was offered to further increase our savings on gasoline. Because of that decision, I have had to purchase gas out of pocket less than ten times in 2014. It has made a huge difference in the amount of money we’ve been able to save for home repairs this year. Not so much the actual money saved on gas but the psychological effect it had led us to put back more money.

I often see comments suggesting there are not enough deals to reach the fifty dollar minimum. Each week I shop Publix and Kroger (mainly dairy, bread, and peanut butter), and I’m limited to $45 to spend at both places.

Here’s my strategy: Collect and set aside free Q’s. Old Orchard has games which I play to earn points for free juice. I also get coupons for free Powerade from My Coke Rewards, and of course lately, I’ve ordered three coupons for the 12 pack cokes. Also I get free or high value coupons from playing instant win games. During the last gas card promotion, I had over $5 in free products. Also, if there are Kellogg’s products on sale I will usually redeem points for the high value qs.

I check meat and produce prices. Sometimes I’ll have Kroger store coupons for $ off meat and produce purchases. I check the co-op fliers and hold off those purchases in case the gas card deal shows up during the sale cycle. Rainchecks are also used at this time if I have any. I don’t limit my purchases to just food but look for good prices on cleaning products and health and beauty items. I’ll stack manufactures coupons with store coupons for matches which are good prices, even without a sale. In the past, I’ve bought Listerine, rubbing alcohol, shampoo, and q-tips. I’m even willing to spend a few cents more if that means I have one less store to shop.

Finally, I’ll check staples like tomato sauce, paste, dried beans, and rice. I’ll fill out my purchases with store brand products if needed. As long as I’m within budget, and I know I’ll use an item, I don’t fret if it’s not the best deal.

Low gasoline prices have been an added bonus. I just filled up my car, and I still have a balance on one card, plus another card saved. I’m expecting the deal to come up again right after the holidays. This worked so well for us this year that I’ll be doing it again for 2015!

Thanks for sharing, Karen!

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Reader Spotlight – Holiday Giving With Coupons

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Today’s Reader Spotlight is from Robbin, who has a special holiday-themed Reader Spotlight for us this week. Check out how she made her holiday giving budget stretch with coupons!

I want to say a special thank you for the part I Heart Publix played in my family’s holiday giving this year.

Yesterday my kids and I dropped off a carload of groceries to a struggling local family. The mother had been the sole breadwinner for many months. With two teens and two young grandkids to feed, she had gone through all of her resources. There is good news on the horizon, in the form of a new job for her husband. However, she said that she had no food to last until his paychecks started coming and that the local food banks were running too low to help out much.

We were able to give $300+ worth of groceries, spending less than $100. So many charities request cash donations this time of year, but our budget is what it is. Multiplying the impact of our charitable dollars via careful shopping and coupons felt wonderful!

Thanks for sharing, Robbin!

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Reader Spotlight – An A+ Couponing Student

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Today’s Reader Spotlight is from Christina, who taught herself to coupon as a way to keep busy when she was done with school. I think you will agree that she has been an A+ couponing student!

I am 28 years old. I started couponing because I needed a hobby, and I LOVE to save money. I’ve watched Extreme Couponing since it first came out and about 4 years ago I took a stab at couponing for myself. It went horribly! The first weekend that I bought papers was a weekend that there weren’t any coupons, I didn’t know any better so I thought that you just had to get your coupons elsewhere. Needless to say, I told my husband “it can’t be done, I don’t know how other people are doing it, I give up!”

Fast forward to about 2 years ago. I had just finished grad school. I’m an odd one, I love school! I love notebooks and pens, I love taking notes, I love having homework to do and I love deadlines. Having been in school for so long, I really felt lost in my free time.

One Saturday I was watching a marathon of Extreme Couponing and I decided to try again. It seemed like the perfect thing to fill my new-found free time. This time I went to the show’s website and started reading the comments that viewers were posting. That is how I found I Heart Publix and 3 other couponing sites that I now use weekly.

It was just me and my husband (boyfriend at the time) so I started out small. I would buy 2 papers and use the clipping method where you only clip what you need and leave the rest paper unclipped, and every Sunday I would go through the circulars to make sure I wasn’t missing out on anything. It took a LONG time but I loved it!

After a few months I noticed that there was nothing in the circulars that I didn’t already know about, thanks to sites like I Heart Publix, so I have since stopped looking at them alltogether. I graduated to buying 4 papers (I now have a 5 month old adorable baby boy) and I have a coworker who gives me his coupons each week and I give him a bag full of things I’ve gotten for free.

I also went to the binder method, and then on to the coupon box method. I don’t like to miss a moment of my baby being awake, so I coupon before he wakes up in the morning. I have gotten really good at combing through the coupon sites fast! He loves coming to the store with me, so that definitely makes it easier. I got one of those wallet size accordion folders to bring into the store which is a life saver (I’ll totally admit that I am embarrassed to be seen with my coupon box, which I leave in the car just in case there is something on super sale).

Everyone knows that couponing saves a ton of money, but my major win was with diapers! While I was pregnant I found an estimator online for how many diapers an average baby goes through in a year. I spent my whole pregnancy stocking up, one of my guest closets is packed full of diapers. I have heard stories of parents having to run out for diapers in the middle of the night, I refused to be one of those people. I paid between $2-3 for every pack of diapers I have, and I know normal retail is at least $7-$10.

When I started couponing, it wasn’t to save money, but I’m sure that it contributed to my being able to buy my first house at 24. 2 years later, couponing has allowed my husband to be a stay at home dad, and we can still take vacations and do fun stuff on the weekends :)

Thanks for sharing, Christina!

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Reader Spotlight – More Than Just Couponing To Me

Franks Red Hot SauceToday’s Reader Spotlight is from Karen Z, who taught herself to coupon as a way to cut expenses and keep her busy when she left her job to be a stay-at-home mom.

I was an overworked drug and alcohol counselor for HIV/AIDS infected addicts. The very thing that made me good at my job was killing me – my compassion. I worked 60+ hours a week and took around the clock phone calls. I had a monster size stomach ulcer. My daughters were growing up without me before my very eyes. Earlier on, I had to work due to financial struggles, but things were getting just a bit better for us financially. I wondered…coud I could afford to stay home?

I decided to take a leap of faith and quit my job. I was better rested, yet I was a bit uninspired having gone from 60 to zero in a no time flat. One day I watched the show “Extreme Couponing” and I decided to try couponing, but I vowed never to buy 100 bottles of hot sauce as no one in the house uses hot sauce.

I bought a binder and got clipping! As most of you know, it is addictive but much healthier than the addictions I had seen in my job. I have cut our food budget by 40% and I will never pay more than a $1 for health and beauty aids. I believe we actually have more now than we did before. I am fulfilled that I am helping my family and keeping busy in a positive way.

My oldest has since gone to college and moved to her own (WELL STOCKED!) apartment and my youngest has a few more years at home. Meanwhile, the girls’ Lacrosse team loves my stockpile. I HEART PUBLIX is my #1 blog! Thank you!

(And, I must admit, I have bought about 10 bottles of hot sauce!)

Thanks for sharing, Karen!

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Reader Spotlight – A Couponing History Lesson


history bookToday’s Reader Spotlight is from Salli, who started couponing long before the Extreme Couponing craze. Take it away, Salli!

At 66 years old, I remember back in the day when we’d be so excited to find a coupon in a magazine or a tear pad at the supermarket. There was no internet with printable coupons, no Sunday inserts and certainly no phone apps since there were no cell phones. The most we could do was create a shopping list from the weekly ad at our neighborhood grocery store and celebrate the occasional cents off coupon.

As the coupon industry grew, so did our menus as coupons provided the incentive to try new products. And then every so often, we had double coupon day. That was before I moved from New York to Florida, where for some reason we have never been able to double coupons. And shopping at Publix was only for the well-to-do. My, how times have changed!

My husband and I are both retired, so there is a definite budget with little wiggle room. We also have two granddaughters with seven children between them, so I’m always on the lookout for bargains and freebies to share. With your help, I shop almost exclusively at Publix and every couple of weeks, we load at least two cartons full of stuff into the car to bring to the girls. Pasta, margarine, cereal, shampoo, laundry detergent – you name it and at some point we’ve paid little or nothing for them.

Our weekly grocery bill has gone from over $100 to less than $50, including the products we give away. We eat well (I love to cook) and have sacrificed nothing in our pursuit of saving money. Even without double coupons or store cards, we save a minimum of $25 a week with coupons, usually more. Figuring in the cost of ink for my printer (I get free paper from Staples) we are saving well over $1,000 a year. Amazing!

I’m sure others can and do save more. But as I said, we’ve sacrificed nothing and eat exactly what we’ve always eaten – we just pay less for it. The freezer and pantry are always full, as are the shelves in the garage. It’s such a sense of security knowing we won’t run out of anything or have to run to the store at the last minute and pay – dare I say – full price for anything.

And couponing is not just for the young. Everyone at any age can benefit. If you don’t have a family to share with, there are churches and food pantries in every community that can use donations. This “history lesson” is longer than I expected. But I hope others will feel inspired to sign up and receive daily emails from you. Whether you save $5 a week or $50, it’s definitely worth it!

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Reader Spotlight – I Will Never Pay Full Price Again!

babyToday’s Reader Spotlight is from Danielle, who started couponing as a way to save money and extend her maternity leave. Take it away, Danielle!

My husband and I had a beautiful baby girl in April and I really wanted to spend my entire twelve weeks of maternity leave with her, but I was only able to get six weeks of paid leave from work. I started couponing as a way to save money, so that I could stay home those additional six weeks. In the past, I used coupons here and there, nothing consistent though; I knew however, that if I put effort into it, I could save our family a lot of money.

I have been a loyal Publix customers for years and wanted to continue shopping there, so I used Google to help find a coupon match-up website for Publix sales and found this website. After finding this site, I started to plan my meals based on what was on sale and also began to stock up on items that we use often.

My first few trips weren’t exceptional, I forgot coupons and even got a few of the wrong products, but I kept trying and got it down pretty quickly. I usually save about 60% each trip, sometimes more!

Even though I have been back to work for several months now, I still use coupons and cannot believe that I ever paid full price for items! After returning to work, I told my co-workers how much I save and have even gotten a few of them interested in couponing, too.

My family also gets excited when I show them what items I bought and tell them how much I saved. I am proud of how much money I save my family and will never pay full price again.

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Reader Spotlight – The Donation Tub

tornadoThis week’s Reader Spotlight comes to us from Marie. Like so many, Marie was affected by the 2011 tornadoes…but her couponing stockpile really helped her get through it and now she takes her personal experience into account when stocking her donation tub! Take it away, Marie!

We live in Alabama not far away from “tornado alley” where tornadoes are a given each spring…as a matter of fact one bounced around our neighborhood during the rash of tornadoes in 2011. Despite losing power and having trees blocking roads…the gas stove remained on and since I had my Publix stockpile I was able to feed my family while we climbed out of the house and began clean up.

Our area makes it a point to collect items when other nearby communities are affected by storms each year. I “coupon” for free and inexpensive items that I know will be needed by families, first responders and volunteers and store in a Sterlite tub so when called upon, we are ready to donate immediately.

Not only do families who lose homes need toiletries…I now personally know they need notebooks and pens to keep up with information given and make lists for insurance (I can “buy” these things for free during back to school sales), as well as feminine hygiene and adult products such as Poise etc…, batteries (always a great deal at Publix) and items to entertain small children while parents are dealing with…well, everything.

Following a storm… tables are set out for volunteers and they need single serve snacks and the like (granola bars and protein bars…etc…how many times a year are those free??) :) If a school has been damaged…those kids will need all new school supplies (another freebie or cheapie to snag at Publix).

Having our tub handy not only helps us be able to donate during a tragedy without breaking our personal budget, but enables us to do so quickly!

Thanks for sharing, Marie!! 

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