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How to begin Couponing

How to use coupons at Giant Eagle and Other Stores!

How To Use Coupons with a B1G1 FREE Sale at Giant Eagle!

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale at Giant Eagle

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*The Giant Eagle deals pictured above and used as examples below are now over.  So be sure to just think of these as examples when reading about how to use coupons with a B1G1 FREE Sale at Giant Eagle!

In the new Giant Eagle ad, we have TONS of B1G1 FREE Deals.  These types of deals can be very confusing to new couponers or even advanced couponers that aren’t familiar with the policies at different stores!  I wanted to take a minute and explain how B1G1 FREE Sales work at Giant Eagle when using coupons 🙂  Click below!

Keep in mind that this post is ONLY about the buy ONE, get ONE Free deals.  The Buy TWO, Get ONE Free or Buy FOUR, Get ONE Free Deals are different (usually) and you HAVE to buy all the items to get the “deal”.  In the past we were still able to use a coupon for EACH product though 🙂



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Checkout 51: Save Money on Groceries! (Similar to iBotta)


Checkout51 Rebate App

If you love the ibotta App, you are going to go CRAZY for Checkout 51!  Go here and either sign-up by email or with your Facebook account to get started.  You then simply put in your location to see the current deals.   Checkout 51 offers will change every Thursday. The AMAZINGLY COOL thing is that you can “Stack” these rewards with ibotta if they both have the same offer.

I have good news for those that do not have a smart phone and cannot use ibotta.  Checkout 51 does NOT REQUIRE a Smart Phone!!  You can upload your receipts right from your computer!  One thing I like about Checkout 51 BETTER than I like about ibotta App is that I don’t have to share on Facebook, tweet, take polls etc. to activate the offer.



How Checkout 51 works

  1. Browse your offers and buy products at any store.
  2. Upload your receipt using Checkout 51.
  3. We’ll confirm your purchase and credit your account.
  4. When your account reaches $20, you can cash out and we’ll mail a check your way.
  5. Using our mobile app? Our designer came up with this pretty How It Works guide to show you how it’s done. You can also skip right to the photo-taking tips!

Key guidelines

  1. Offers go live on Thursdays at 12:00 AM in each time zone. They expire the following Wednesday at 11:59 PM in each time zone. You must submit the receipts while the offers are live.
  2. Offers are available in limited quantities. Please check your offer list before you go shopping to ensure that the offer is still available, and upload the receipt immediately after purchase to avoid disappointment.
  3. A quantity of (1) of each offer is eligible for cash back per member.
  4. Each receipt can only be used once.
  5. We can only give cash back for the exact product listed, so please read carefully.
  6. You are permitted to use Checkout 51 cash back offers with any other coupon or discount unless otherwise stated.
  7. Products must be purchased in your country of registration. (We currently support the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec.)
  8. Receipts submitted must be in English.
  9. Items purchased from online retailers are eligible for cash back. Packing slips are accepted as proof of purchase. Online purchases are subject to the same submission timelines as receipts.

Check out the current Checkout51 offers.

Giant Eagle Online Prices

I know many of you guys have asked about how I get the prices for all the Giant Eagle Deals.  I’ve replied to those who have asked but I’m guessing others would like to know as well!

I would like to thank Julie who took the time to let me know about this 🙂

The Amazing Giant Eagle that I shop at is the Market District in Robinson Twp.  It is seriously a great store…..and REALLY Big!  Anyway,  they offer curbside express which allows you to shop online for your groceries and then simply pick them up right outside of the store – you can even use coupons:)

The charge is $4.95 for this so most Couponers would not want to do this, however, I’m sure there are times where many would gladly pay $4.95 to have their groceries bagged and in the car without stepping foot into the store 😉

I know that people actually use this service because I see the workers rounding up the items every time I am there!

Anyway……let me get to the point 😉

Giant Eagle lists the prices for MOST items on the online shopping page which means you can go online and check out the prices!

When new coupons  come out, I look up the products to see what kinds of deals we can score 🙂  I LOVE this feature since it saves not only me time as a blogger but can also save you time! If there is an item you want to buy but isn’t listed in my weekly Giant Eagle deals, simply check out the price before shopping so you’ll know if you want to have your coupons ready to grab it this week or if you’ll want to wait for a sale!

Once you type in the name of the product, you can sort it by brand, price or unit price!  You can also show “specials” only.  If you see a sale, hop over to the Coupon Database to see if there is a coupon available for the product!

Go HERE to check out the Giant Eagle Online Prices!  Most stores have similar prices so although you may not find the exact price that your store has, it should be really close.

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More Stockpile Pictures!

*sorry – these pictures got lost when moving to a new server 🙁
Wow!  Jenn just showed me that you CAN build a stockpile quickly if you want to(:  I’m thinking she must have worked really hard getting all these deals – I LOVE the fact that she has a goal in mind and that using coupons and stockpiling is going to help her achieve it!  Awesome Job(:

Jenn: “I’ve only been couponing since the beginning of summer! Can you believe it?? My reason for couponing is because I recently started school and would only be working 3 days a week compared to 6 days a week. Also I’m planning my wedding for next year. So I needed to save all the money I could!!”

(Thanks, Jenn!!)

Make sure to click below to see the rest of the pics!



Beginner Tips: Stockpiles with Pictures!

The New Season of Extreme Couponing will start on Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. and while they show a VERY Extreme way of couponing and stockpiling, I wanted to share pictures that show a more realistic way to stockpile and some tips to get you started!

Some may wonder why you want to have a stockpile and how it will save you money?!
It’s pretty simple(:  If you can snag items at their best prices (which sometimes happen to be FREE!) and get enough so you won’t have to buy those items until the next sale rolls around, you’ll  never have to pay full price!  Plus, once you have a decent stockpile, you can be pickier about prices for example, If you only have 1 tube of toothpaste, it may seem like a great deal if you can get some for 25¢ – 50¢ each, but once you have a decent stockpile, you won’t “buy” it unless it’s FREE!

It does take a while to build up a stockpile so if you don’t have one yet, don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t grow quickly -especially with many stores having limits on how many like coupons you can use!

*Don’t go overboard especially with items that have expiration dates! You’re not saving money if you are throwing items away!

*Rotate the items so the ones expiring first will be in the front

*Even if you have a lot of one item, you can still be frugal with it!  I usually cut my snuggle dryer sheets in half (this also helps if you have sensitive skin!)

*Think of  unused spaces where you can store your items, however, don’t let it take over your house!  I try to keep these items out of the bedrooms, but as you will see in the pictures below that I use the top of my closet and I explain why(:

*Plan your meals around items that you have on hand.

*Be creative…I never put the meat in my Tuna, Hamburger & Chicken Helpers- I make them as a side dish. (Okay, that’s not too creative, but it’s a FREE/cheap side dish-haha)

*Store Candy and other snack items in harder to reach areas or they may disappear quicker than you want them too(:

*You can always donate items if you stockpile is overflowing or if you family decides that they no longer likes a particular product (trust me, this will happen at least once after you stock-up on something)

**If you have any Stockpiling tips -leave them in the comments below – I would love to hear them! **

Okay – onto some pics(:  I LOVE looking at pictures of other people’s stockpile to get me motivated! Remember that everyones stockpile is different, so these are just to get some inspiration, but you’ll want to stockpile in a way that works for you and your family!

Thanks to the readers who sent in their stockpile pictures!  I posted their pictures below plus some of my stockpile pictures.  If you sent me a picture and don’t see it below, let me know!  I tried to go thru all my emails but it would be easy to miss something.

Click below to see the pictures!


Are Coupon blogs taking over your Facebook?

Does it take you forever to scroll thru your newsfeed to see what your friends are up to because you “liked” too many coupon blogs or other pages (to get a freebie!).  I like a LOT of pages since I want to see if they are doing a new giveaway or advertising a new coupon that’s available so I don’t want to Un-like them, but I want them to be separate from my friends (except for a few of my faves!).  Anyway, here’s how to do that just in case you don’t know how(:

1. Click on Account at the top right-hand of your facebook page

2. Click on Edit Friends (like in the screenshot above)

3. Click on Create a List and it’ll bring up a box where you you will need to enter a name for your list – I named my first one “coupon blogs” and the other “friends”.

4. Add the pages or friends you want in your new list and click on “create list” – then you can make your second list (you can have as many as you want).  That’s it – Very simple!

5. To view your different lists, simply click on “Most Recent” at the top of your main screen and you will see the lists that you created.  You can stay on most recent to have them all together, or you can choose one of your lists to Only see those updates(:

Extreme Couponing on TLC – Are you going to watch??

Extreme Couponing airs tomorrow night at 8pm EST.  I enjoyed watching the show last time for inspiration, but I definitely don’t want to be an “Extreme Couponer”!  My Biggest Stockpiled item right now is pasta.  I have about 110 boxes which is the most I have ever had at one time.  This may sound a “little” extreme, but most of them were Free AND my family can easily eat 5 boxes a week which is only about a 5 month supply.  On top of that, I’m not a very good cook, so I need items like pasta -haha

Most Couponers do not have a stockpile like the ones they will be showing on TV.  Don’t feel like you aren’t doing a Great Job Couponing just because you don’t have a huge stockpile.  You really only need enough items to get you thru to the next sale.  I think it’s better to judge how you are doing by the money you spend monthly compared to what you used to spend before couponing.  However, for the first few months of couponing you will probably be spending about the same amount  while you are slowly stocking up!

If you are a New to Couponing, you may want to read the posts below:

Beginner Info on Getting Deals

Beginner Tips – Getting Catalinas by Shelf Price at GE

Saving Money & Time – How to Organize Those Coupons!

Beginner Tips – How to Spot a Fake Coupon

Beginner’s Tips & My Blown Budget!

Beginner Lesson- Saving Money by Stockpiling


Money-Making Catalinas!


My Coupon Database App for Iphone, Ipod Touch or Ipad