Harveys 66% Savings & Stockpile Tip!

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Harveys 66% Savings & Stockpile Tip!Harveys 66% Savings & Stockpile Tip!  Even though I have about 14 bundles of bath tissue in my stockpile, it’s my belief that you should never turn down a great offer on a staple item that is a necessity, such as toilet paper, paper towels, zippered bags, trash bags, laundry detergent, etc… therefore, I picked up an additional 8 bundles today! lol!!

LEARN THIS LESSON & THEN LIVE IT: If you have been following this blog for any length of time, then you already know the vast majority of my grocery store (and drugstore) purchases are stockpile items. If you have just discovered the ECQ blog, then welcome to the party!!! I’d say only 10% – 20% of my overall shopping trips are for items I will use during the week in which they are purchased. The other 80% – 90% consists of items I purchase at their lowest price (and mainly with coupons) to have on hand so that I am not at the mercy of any store’s pricing! Think back to a time when you ran out of an item that you needed “right then” and you headed out to the store to get it. You most likely did NOT have a coupon for the item, NOR was the item on sale! That meant you paid the price the STORE wanted you to pay!! By making sure I don’t run out of items my family uses, I put myself in the driver’s seat when it comes to the price I decide to pay for those items my family uses. I never wait until I have gone through 90% of my last pack of toilet paper (or whatever the item) to begin searching for sales and coupons to replenish my supply.

If you are just beginning to stockpile, I suggest you spend the majority of your budget (80% – 90%) on items you use on a weekly basis and 10% – 20% of your budget on any stockpile items on sale each week. As you accumulate the stockpile items you and your family use (no two households have the same stockpile items since stockpiles are tailored to each household’s needs & likes), you’ll notice the percentages shift. Less of your budget will be devoted to weekly items and more will go toward enlarging and sustaining your stockpile…which is where I am at in the process! Stockpiles are not built overnight. It takes about 9 months to create a deep stockpile, so be patient and diligent!!! :)

With that said, this week’s Harveys shopping trip was devoted to expanding my supply of soup for the coming cold weather. Since soup has a shelf life of more than 2 years, the 65 cans/bowls I purchased were a great buy!! In addition, I also grabbed 20 pounds of flour for holiday baking and a few other items!!!

After everything was bagged, I had purchased a total of $203.87 in products for $69.37 (66% total savings). Considering several items I bought were on sale but had no coupons available to use on them, 66% is not bad at all!!!  It’s right in “the zone” of savings– between 65% and 75% savings. Of course I used 4 of my beloved Winn-Dixie $5.00 off $30.00 coupons! Only one of these deals is a Wednesday Special – the Charmin tissue –  so, if you have been collecting coupons, then you should be able to duplicate most of these deals! OF NOTE: I already had my deals divided up into 4 transactions before I hit the store, but with them being out of Bounty, I had to improvise by getting a couple more Charmin. However, I DID get a rain check on the Bounty!! Yay!! See what I bought, the coupons I used, and my savings…

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McCormick Coupons & more!

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McCormick Coupons & more!McCormick Coupons & more! Take a look at the newest coupons released today! As always, go ahead and print out your coupons now before they reach their print limits!! You may print out two coupons per computer, which is nice for a BOGO sale!

McCormick Coupons & more!

$1.50 off ONE Dreft Detergent
$0.75 off any ONE (1) McCormick Skillet Sauce
$0.50 off any two (2) ZonePerfect bars
$0.50 off ONE Pepto-Bismol™ product

McCormick Skillet Sauce is on sale thru 10/17 at Publix! Take a look at this deal…

McCormick Skillet Sauce, 8 to 9 oz – $3.00
$0.75 off any ONE (1) McCormick Skillet Sauce
Final Price: $2.25

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Family Dollar October Deals thru 10-27

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Family Dollar October Deals thru 10-27

Family Dollar October Deals thru 10-27 with great bargains for you to score!! Family Dollar stores are such great places to shop, so make sure and check out ALL of the Family Dollar deals both here and on the Family Dollar match-ups page! Keep in mind, prices vary from region to region. Also, see the NEW Family Dollar Price Matching Policy!

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Publix Ad 10-9 – 10-15

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Publix Ad 10-9 - 10-15

Publix Ad 10-9 – 10-15 FREE Campbell’s Soup to Go! Plus, the $50 Gas Card Deal is BACK!!! HOT DEALS on  Mama Francesca Parmesan Cheese, Maxwell House Coffee, Beggin’ Strips and MORE HOT COUPON DEALS for you to check out!! This is a really good week to shop at Publix!! Take a look at this great preview of some of the top deals you will find at Publix this week! In addition to great deals on over 50 BOGO items, there are other good meat & produce bargains throughout the store. Also, make sure and take a look at the HBA (Health & Beauty Advantage flier) and the GA (Grocery Advantage flier) too! They have some awesome deals in them that run for about 3 weeks at the time. Take a look…

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TOP 10 FREE Kindle Books 10-7-14

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TOP 10 FREE Kindle Books 10-7-14Top 10 Free Kindle Books 10-7-14 to grab! Here is today’s new crop of FREE kindle books!! I really love to read. Therefore, I am so glad that the folks at Amazon have such a great selection of FREE Kindle ebooks. So take a look at the list of the Top 10 Free Kindle Books for today!! While I don’t own a Kindle, I am able to take advantage of the freebies by using the free Kindle reading app they offer! There is something for just about everyone in the top 10 FREE Kindle Books 10-7-14 list below!! These are only good for today so grab any that you want before they are gone!! FYI…My favorite titles are highlighted in RED! This 50 Delicious Pumpkin Dessert Recipes ebook will come in handy now through the rest of the year! See the other great books below…
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Pumpkin Carving Tips!

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Pumpkin Carving Tips & Ideas

Pumpkin Carving Tips Ideas to check out! Halloween will soon be here, so Carve a Pumpkin! You have no artistic talent you say? Well, never fear. My name may not be Martha Stewart, but I am more than capable of creating a Jack-O’-Lantern…and so are you! I’m sure even the former “Craftiest gal on cell block C” isn’t as good at everything as she portrays herself to be! So let’s dispel that myth. It does NOT take talent to fashion a Jack-O”-Lantern. It takes tools and an unshakeable determination! Below are a few pumpkin Carving ideas and tips to make your experience go smoothly and quickly…

Pumpkin Carving Tips & Ideas!

  • Start with a quality pumpkin. Pumpkins are not cheap, and while you may find them on sale, you most likely won’t find any produce coupons to specifically use on them. Your savings for this activity will be realized in the tools and stencils. These items require little to no money on your part, and can be used repeatedly for years to come. While you may not realize a ton of savings on your pumpkin purchase, choosing the wrong pumpkin will cost you even more money. Let’s face it, trekking back to the store and purchasing a second pumpkin is a waste of gas, money and time. Do your wallet a favor and pick the right pumpkin the first time.

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Kroger Ad 10-8 – 10-14

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Kroger Ad 10-8 - 10-14

Kroger Ad 10-8 – 10-14 FREE Kroger Bread, FREE Temptations Cat Treats, HOT Deals on Yoplait Yogurt, Noosa Yogurt, and other Weekly Specials you won’t want to miss out on! Don’t forget to load your Kroger E-Coupons onto your rewards card to save even more money as you shop this week’s Kroger deals! The grocery store gives customers so many ways to save money on the food items we use on a regular basis! With food prices continuing to escalate, we all need to take advantage of the money-saving tools available to us. Check out the entire list of great Kroger Ad 10-8 – 10-14 Deals by going to the Kroger Coupon Match-ups page! But first, see all of the best deals below
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FREE Nesquik Sample Back – Hurry!

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FREE Nesquik Sample Back - Hurry!

Free NESQUIK Sample Back – Hurry!!! This went fast when it was offered a few weeks ago. However, the folks at Nestle are offering one more time, so grab it while you can!!It will go fast again this time too!!!

If you like free stuff as much as I do, then make sure and sign up for this tasty Free Nesquik sample pack!! There is nothing like a tall ice cold glass of Nestle Nesquik to make you feel like a kid again!!!
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Carmex Coupons & more!

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Carmex Coupons & more!Carmex Coupons & more! Today’s featured coupons are a great for this time of year.  We have several Carmex lip and skin care coupons, as well as, cold and flu season medication coupons. Plus, several pet food and pet treats product coupons! As always, go ahead and print out your coupons now before they reach their print limits!! You may print out two coupons per computer, which is nice for a BOGO sale!

Carmex Coupons & more!

$1.50 off ONE canister BOOST Nutritional Drink Mix
$1.00 off (1) Robitussin Adult or Children Product
$0.75 off any one Green Works product
$1.00 off one (1) Carmex Skin Care product
$0.30 off one (1) Carmex Lip Balm
$0.50 off one (1) Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm
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Winn-Dixie Ad 10-8 – 10-14

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Winn-Dixie Ad 10-8 - 10-14Winn-Dixie Ad 10-8 – 10-14 FREE Beneful Dog Treats, and HOT deals on Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, Renuzit Air Fresheners, Yoplait Yogut Greek 100 cups, and Other Hot Coupon Bargains to take a look at! Plus, there are a LOT of dirt cheap “price locked” deals to be found store-wide on fresh meat & produce products! To see the entire list of Winn-Dixie deals, head on over to the Winn-Dixie Coupon Match-ups page, but for now, take a look at the Winn-Dixie TOP DEALS listed below… [Read more...]