Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Rain Check Shopping

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Yesterday’s grocery shopping trip included some “rain check shopping.”  If you haven’t already noticed, the cost of groceries is climbing.  I have a way to combat the increase in prices.  When I go to the store and they are out of an item at a very good price, [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Irish?

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I’m Irish.   Technically, I’m only a quarter Irish but having been born a “Monahan,” I can’t be anything but Irish.  As such, St. Patrick’s Day is an important holiday, one which should be celebrated with corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and, in the case of my husband, green beer. I’ll admit I have never cooked [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Great Meals

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! One of the benefits of shopping with coupons is being able to afford to put together great meals for our families.  Here are recipes for some of the meals we’ve made thanks to our stockpiles: Chicken Bake Just Freeze It Dinner Strata Shrimp Scampi What are some of [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Free Books

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Over the past few years, I’ve collected over 200 Kindle books for free.  Now, mind you, I didn’t own a Kindle until a few weeks ago.  If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry because you can still get these free ebooks and read them using Cloud Reader [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Super Bowl Stock Up

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! This is a great week to stock up on your “game day” staples.  The Super Bowl is on Sunday and stores are competing for your game day dollars.  A quick look at this week’s store ads reveals great deals on items such as chips, sodas, paper goods, condiments, [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Considerate Couponing

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Have you watched the new TLC series “Extreme Couponing“? If so, you must realize how extreme these couponers can be.  It has only taken a few episodes for stores to look at their coupon policies and start revamping them. This week, as I was surfing for ideas for [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Bending the Rules

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!  I have a very simple request this week … Please use coupons responsibly.  If everyone decided to follow the rules and not look for ways to bend them, couponing would be so much easier.  Just this week, I read an article about an extreme couponer who paid “just [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: When a Deal Doesn't Work

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!  Even though you carefully plan your deals, they may not always work out.  Never fear … here a few tips for ensuring you receive the savings you planned for. 1.  Know what you should be saving before you get to the register. 2.  Watch the register as the [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Crockpot Essentials

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!  It’s that time of year when the weather is cold and our family wants nothing more than a hot bowl of something for dinner.  Our crockpot gets a workout from November through March.  Using the crockpot requires me to think about those staples which generally end up in [...]