The Body Shop Groupon is back just in time for Christmas shopping! Pay $20 for a $40 gift certificate! This is a national deal good at any location!
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Helping you stretch your money like a rubber band!
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I’m loving this Groupon! Get $35 worth of e.l.f. mineral makeup for only $15! If you’ve been wanting to try mineral makeup, now is the time. I can assure you, once you try it, you’ll find it impossible to go back to the goopy liquid stuff.
Be sure to read the fine print….shipping not included, one certificate per purchase, etc.
*UPDATE* NEW Link! Still Available!
Wow! I’m loving this Groupon deal! For $20, you get a Sample Pack from General Mills with a fabulous coupon book and shipping is included! Here’s what you get:
12.8 ounce Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
13 ounce Reese’s Puffs cereal
12 ounce Kix cereal
12.8 ounce Cascadian Farms Organic cereal
5.8 ounce Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bars
5.8 ounce Hamburger Helper
11 ounce Green Giant Corn Niblets
9.5 ounce Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffers
5 ounce Fruit Roll-Ups
10.5 ounce Chex Mix Muddy Buddies snack mix
17.5 ounce Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix
13.7 ounce Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken dinner kit
Plus the coupon book! Here is a list of the coupons:
$1 off 2 Nature Valley Granola Bars
$1 off 2 Chex Mix Snack Mix
$1 off 1 Bisquick
$1 off 2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownies or Bars
$1 off 3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods
$1 off 2 Pillsbury Frozen Baked Goods (ex-Savorings)
$1 off 2 Suddenly Salad
$1 off 2 Old El Paso
$1 off 3 Hamburger Helper
$1 off 8 Yoplait Yogurt Cups
$1 off 2 GoGurt, Trix or Splitz Yogurt
$1 off 2 Cheerios
$1 off 2 Adult Cereals
$1 off 2 Kids Cereals
$1 off 1 Kix Cereal
Get it here now! This is a one day sale and there is a limit of 2 per person!
It’s time for the premier of TLC’s Extreme Couponing! If you’ve seen or heard about the show, you may be interested but overwhelmed. While you may not start out saving thousands of dollars a week, you can make extreme couponing work for you!
Extreme Couponing starts with coupons, of course! While the Sunday paper is an excellent resource for collecting coupons, don’t let it be your only source. The internet is jam-packed with offers from companies! There are several printable coupon resources available. You can find lots of printable coupons on the Printables page of MyRubberMoney and you can use the following links to find high dollar coupons for the things you normally buy! You can print two of each coupon per computer, so go through and choose your coupons, print them, then do it again! My favorite printable coupon resources are listed below:
Target.com (get store and manufacturer’s coupons!)
Cellfire.com (no printing! Load coupons directly to your shopping card)
All You (1-year auto-renewal) Use this link to subscribe to All You magazine. It’s jam packed with high-value coupons every month!
There are a lot more resources online, but those are my favorite! You should also check your favorite companies on facebook! Companies are always offering coupons and free samples on facebook! Read about a few of them here and be sure to like MyRubberMoney to get all the latest coupons as they are posted!
The Next Step
Okay, now that you have a huge stash of coupons, what do you do with them? Well, you’ll need to organize them. Coupon organization comes down to personal preference. Some people create files for the coupon inserts they get from the Sunday paper. You file the inserts by date, and then cut the ones you need as you need them. I prefer to cut my coupons while I’m watching TV and put them in a spiral bound photo album. Other people use a 3 ring binder with baseball card holders to organize. With this organization method, you can see what you have as you go through the store. I organize my coupons the way my store is laid out; produce (rare), grocery, fridge/frozen, dairy, etc. Read more about it here.
Find the Best Deals
Now that you have your coupons organized, it’s time to use them to maximize your savings. Just using coupons is helpful, but combining a coupon with a sale is what leads to the most savings! You could peruse the sales flyers from your local grocery stores, match sale items with the coupons you have, and build your list that way. OR, you could just find a blogger that does it for you! No matter where you shop, there is probably a blogger who does coupon matchups for you every week! If you live in the south, you should use SouthernSavers.com. Jenny, who owns the site, provides matchups for most southern grocery store chains! Just find your store in the top menu (some are under “other”), click on the latest post, and you’ll find a complete list of what’s on sale and which coupons to use to get the best deal. If you live in the Polk County area of Tennessee, you’ll find IGA & Dollar Store matchups right here on MyRubberMoney.com! In the New York area, check out Brooklyn Bargainista. If you can’t find your stores at these blogs, just do a google search for “Your Store Name Coupon Matchups” and you’ll most likely find a blogger who has done all the work for you.
When you find an extra good deal, start to build your stockpile. You should have at least a month’s worth of food and household supplies in your stockpile, but there is really no need to take it as far as you’ve seen on TLC’s Extreme Couponing. Nobody really needs a 40 year supply of toilet paper. It’s so important to become familiar with coupon etiquette as you get started. I’ve outlined the rules here. Take only what you need and leave some deals for others who may need them even more than you do.
Learning to use coupons effectively can have a major positive impact on the life of your family. With the incredible rise in the price of everything, couponing is an important step in stretching your dollars. Realistically, you may not walk out of the grocery store with $1,000 worth of stuff for $100. But you just might be able to cut your food bill in half with just a little effort.
Taking it one step further
You now have the tools to stretch your family’s food budget, but what about everything else? That’s where the Daily Deals sites come in! If you’ve never heard of them, these sites offer a local or national deal every day. You can get movie tickets, a massage, dance classes, and more! And they’re aimed at your area! Just sign up, and get a new deal every day. Here are my favorites:
LivingSocial is another daily deal site with tons of acivities, entertainment, and restaurant deals!
Eversave is probably the 3rd most popular daily deal site on the web. Click the link above to check it out now.
Tippr is an up & coming daily deal site with limited cities, but lots of online deals to make up for it. Just click the image above to get started!
Buy With Me is another up & comer. Right now it is only valid in Boston, NYC, San Diego, DC, Phoenix, Philly, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Austin. If you live in one of these cities, or are planning to vacation there, check this one out!
Zulily is aimed at moms, babies, and kids. Use the link above to get great deals!
Totsy is another great one for moms, babies, and kids.
Start your Journey
Whether you are interested in extreme couponing just to help make ends meet (like me) or to put more money in your nest egg, retirement account, or vacation savings (like I want to), it’s time to start your journey. It’s your money. Stretch it as far as you can. Don’t pay full price if you don’t have to…and most of the time, you don’t have to!
Ready for a night away from the kiddos? How about a date night to go see Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer? Right now, you can snag a fabulous Groupon to do just that for only $6 per ticket!!! Yep, at that price, you could probably grab a popcorn & call it dinner and a movie.
Ladies, you don’t have to leave the hubby at home just so you can drool over Matthew without hurting his feelings. Marisa Tomei is also in the movie so he can do his very own drooling. Then again, a girls’ night out (or guys’ night out) may be even better!
The super cheap tickets are good for any showing (at a Fandago-served theater) during the first 3 weeks of the movie’s run…I love it! Matinee prices after dark? I’m so there.
Right now you can get $40 worth of gifts and flowers at FTD for $20! This is an exclusive Groupon preview that will not go public until tomorrow. There is a limited quantity available, so get it now!
Flowers must be delivered before or after, but not on, Valentine’s Day. Send them to her or him at work on Friday to start this Valentine’s weekend off right!
Click here to get it before it’s gone!