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November 13, 2012

Kraft Makes Meals

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ham bubble bake

When I think of Kraft I think of what my children eat every Tuesday night when they are with the babysitter. She makes them Mac and Cheese because they love it. I of course know there  are more that just that wonderful products made by Kraft. If their huge selection of products wasn’t enough they added more. You can check out the new products and their meal ideas like this one Ham Bubbles. Yummy! Kraft Foods Everyday Delicious

Walmart and Kraft have team up to  introduce new and exciting products ranging from full meal solutions to easy ways to pack lunches. They know convenience is a priority as well as healthy solutions. They invite you to check back to see what exciting new items are out to make everyone’s lives a little simpler.

If it wasn’t for Kraft I am not sure what my children would eat. I am one of those coupon moms so I was excited to learn there will be more coupons and money saving incentives.

They also know you get stuck sometimes and would love some new recipes. They are making they easier and more helpful. Did someone say dessert? I know you are looking for a holiday dessert? Maybe a kid-friendly dinner? They’ve  got you covered! And since they know you’re always on the go or obsessed with social media like my modern day mom self. You will now be able to  share your recipes directly to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

I challenge you to get on pinterest and pin some awesome meal ideas. Then we can cook together, save money, and have happier families Kraft Foods Everyday Delicious


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September 14, 2012

Pay it forward Friday

This Friday I am heading over to my friend Terry’s shop Mail Box Express to send out a huge box of expired coupons. I would like to thank my community for providing their expired coupons to me so I may mail them to families serving overseas. I know how important saving money is and I know how much our men and women in the service need the extra money. We were once in the service so I know the expenses associated with the service. It was the hardest job my husband ever did and we appreciate our men and women in the service. If you would like to mail your expired coupon here are some addresses. Coupon Addresses to support our troops.

If you want to join my special club we are starting a Pay it Forward movement the only thing necessary to join is a big heart! Pay it FORWARD FRIEND <—-

May 2, 2012

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: I Won’t Pay Full Price

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!

My daughter decided she wants to play lacrosse this year.  Fortunately, her school received a grant and those players without sticks and goggles were given loaners for the season.  The only problem is she can’t carry the lacrosse stick on the bus unless it’s in a case.  I priced out carrying cases on the internet and learned it was going to cost about $30 to buy a new one.  Now lacrosse is something she is just trying out and I’m not going to spend $30 for something which may end up in the back of the garage by summer.  I set out to town and found a lacrosse bag for only $10.  Bonus!  … and it was even in my daughter’s favorite color.

Where do you find the best bargains?  Generally, I find the best deals in resale shops.  Consignment shops, Goodwill, Plato’s Closet, and Play It Again Sports are some of my favorites.  I’ve found brand new clothing with tags at consignment shops and Goodwill and have paid a very small percentage of the original cost for something no one has ever worn.  Plato’s Closet is my daughter’s favorite clothing store.  We’ve been able to outfit her for a whole season for less than half what it used to cost to go to the big box stores.

Many resale stores offer loyal customer cards and discounts.  Sign up for their mailing lists, friend them on Facebook, and give them your email address.  The discounts abound.  You just have to “make friends” with these stores.

Tell us where you find your best bargains!

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April 4, 2012

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Check Your Groupon Account

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!

One of my favorite ways to save money is buying daily deals from sites like Groupon.  To name a few, I’ve enjoyed the savings on movies, dinner and discounted gift cards.  I make a point of recording expiration dates and reminders to use my daily deal coupons before they expire.  However, a number of times they have expired before I could use them.

Good news came out this week when Groupon settled a class action suit.  The highlight is:

Customers who bought Groupon vouchers before Dec. 1, 2011 can either redeem these past their expiration date or, if they are unable to do so, obtain a refund from the $8.5 million fund, according the proposed settlement filed March 29 in federal court in San Diego. Residents in some states can seek refunds only for vouchers sold after Aug. 22, 2010, according to the filing.

Check this out and let us know what you think!  Check your Groupon account to see if you have any expired vouchers which may still be valid or for which you may be entitled a refund as part of the settlement.

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January 25, 2012

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 this week’s post, I ran across a very informative post about “considerate couponing” on the Coupon Information Center (CIC) website.  Here are a few points from the post which stood out:

1.  “Take advantage of every available, legitimate tool to maximize your savings. It’s a win-win situation for everyone when a consumer can purchase a product on sale, use a coupon and obtain even more savings by participating in a rebate/refund program.”

2.  “Please don’t try to use expired coupons. No, you won’t be arrested if you do, but your store very well may not be paid when it accepts expired coupons. Cutting the expiration dates off to try to sneak them through is dishonest and will likely further decrease the chance the store will be paid for the coupons.”

3.  “Set an example. Most couponers are simply smart shoppers who know a great deal when they see it. Unfortunately, the inappropriate actions of a few extreme couponers inaccurately portray couponers in a bad light. Try to raise the bar by following the rules, and being a courteous shopper.”

Take a look at the CIC post and let us know what you think!

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January 18, 2012

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 $36 for $800 worth of P&G products.”  The way she did it was by bending the rules.  Read the article and let us know if you agree.

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