Hot Coupon for Sears! $10 off your purchase of $20!

If you are headed out to Sears today or tomorrow, take along this great coupon! Save $10 off your purchase of at least $20!

Thanks, thefreebiejunkie

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Coupon for a Free Cup of Yogurt!

Sign up through this link and Yoplait will send you a coupon for free yogurt! They are giving a million away!

Thanks, whosaidnothinginlifeisfree

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Want to Make Black Friday Shopping Easier?

With Thanksgiving just in a few days, you know what is just around the corner-Black Friday. Even if you have never been out to face the cold, crowds, and good deals, I am sure you have heard your fair share of stories. Of course, you hear the stories of people getting all their Christmas shopping done in day, or getting that new TV for a very low price, but there are also the stories of people waiting in line for HOURS or getting trampled when the doors open. Some people are HUGE Black Friday shoppers; they have everything mapped and timed out to every little detail. They plan to hit each store as soon as it opens and have a planned routine to get in and out as quickily and painlessly as possible.

Back in the day, people would have to wait for the Thursday paper or even if they are lucky, the weekend before to find out about all the hottest deals from each store. Nowadays, some ads for these stores were printed in OCTOBER and posted on the internet for all to see. It is ridiculous how one person can get a hold of a sacred ad and have hundreds of thousands of people  view the ad before it has even come out.

Personally, I am going to do a little bit of Black Friday shopping and I have not picked up a tangible ad for any of the stores yet, and I don’t plan to. At the end of October I got to see the ad I wanted without having to wait until this Thursday. It’s so convenient to use the scanned ads that are already available online. I just Google “Target Black Friday” and like magic, hundreds of results of the scanned Target ad for Friday will pop up.

This gets even better when you follow a popular forum. A Forum is simply “a public meeting or assembly for open discussion”. The online forums that I follow are made up of thousands of Savvy Shoppers. One of my favorite forums, slickdeals.net, has a “Black Friday” section where you can view the ad for almost any store you wish, plus because so many people are involved in a forum, people have posted coupon match ups and advice to match your deals even better. Slickdeals uses a Wiki at the beginning of every forum, where all the deals are entered and coupons and rebates are added. Anyone who is a member of the forum can add and erase coupons to keep it updated.

It’s amazing to me how much work is eliminated out of your Holiday shopping by using online ads and coupon match ups. Forums are a great way to get accurate information because they are collaborative and can be constantly updated.

One last note, there is also an app for iPhones/touches/pads, called “GottaDeal”. They also have a Black Friday section, but now you can view the deals and plan your Friday all on your handheld device.

Cute Necklaces for $12 today!

Just a few days ago I posted about using Groupon.com (make an account here first). Today, if you go to the Groupon for Long Island you can buy a $25 gift card for LoveStamped.com for only $12. This makes any of these personalized and homemade necklaces only $12 (shipping is free!) These make great gifts!

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

Sign up for Groupon!



This week I am going to introduce you to a new site that I have just started using a few months ago that I love! Groupon.com is a website where you can buy gift cards to various stores, restaurants, and sites at a very discounted price! Gift cards are at least 50% off but are usually much more! I recently bought one for 75% off. You can search gift cards by location. Searching Baltimore will get you stores and restaurants in our area, but you can buy from any location if you want. If the gift card is from Los Angeles and for an online store, then you can buy and use it with no problem still.

Groupon is a contraction of “group coupon”. For these great deals to be possible every single day a minimum number of people must buy the “groupon”. If the minimum is not met then the people who bought it already will be returned their money but typically that is never a problem. When deciding whether to purchase the groupon you can read comments and ratings of the place or site written by other users. When you create an account on Groupon.com, you have really created yourself a little profile on their site, picture and all. You can also connect via Facebook so your friends can see what you are up to. Then you are able to like the groupons to see which ones are really popular. You can also tweet them using the button above the deal. People are able to share their good and bad experiences to anyone that is considering buying a groupon to these places.

Try RetailMeNot.com!

The next time you are about to place your online shopping order, head over to retailmenot.com. This site provides coupon codes that you can use on your purchases to many online stores. All you need to do is type in the store’s URL in the search box. You will then get (hopefully!) quite a few codes to choose from to use on your order. Many will be for taking a percentage off your total, taking, say $10 off a purchase of $50, or maybe even free shipping! All you need to do is copy the code into the area on the site that asks for a coupon code. You can typically find the coupon code box during checkout. I would definitely recommend using this site to score some free Cinna Stix from Domino’s Pizza the next time you make an online order!

When you search for your store you will see many codes listed, along with a description on how and when to use the code. These codes are posted by users for all to use. So popular stores often have a lot of coupon codes. Users, like you, can then rate or comment on the codes that people post. If it works for you, and many other people, the code will get a higher rating and be pushed up to the top of the list. Codes that don’t  work or are fake are all the way at the bottom. You don’t have to worry about a code working if its’ success rate is very high and there are many positive comments! This site acts like a forum or message board where people are able to share helpful  information to many other people! Hopefully you find this site useful!

$2/1 got2b Hair Products Coupon from Facebook!

The second best thing to freebies for me is coupons that can get you cheap products. got2b products start at about $3.49 at stores. You can print this high-value coupon for got2b Hair Care Products by liking their page on Facebook , clicking the got2b Coupon tab at the top, and printing your coupon for $2/1 full size got2b Hair Care Product. You may be able to print two by pressing the back button after you print your first one.

(For those of you that don’t  know what $2/1 means, it means $2 off one product. So, $1/2 means $1 off two products, $.50/1 means $.50 off one product and so forth.)

This is yet another example of how companies use the hundreds of millions of users on Facebook to advertise their products. Advertising on social media is the new fad you can say; it’s a business tool for companies large and small.  They say that if Facebook was a country it would be the third largest in the world, behind China and India. When they aren’t giving out freebies there are always coupons to be found on companies’ Facebook sites. All they want you to do is “like” their page. By liking their page, all your friends can see that you like it, and they may like and their friends, and so on. And this is how Facebook advertising works.

Coupon Lingo

Sunday Inserts

SS-Smart Source
PG-Proctor & Gamble
RP-Red Plum
GM-General Mills

Store Rewards
ECB-CVS Extra Care Bucks Cash
UP-Rite Aid Up Reward Cash
RR- Walgreen’s Register Rewards Cash

Terms
WYB-when you buy
ONYO-on your next purchase
Roll-use the reward to pay for your next purchase
OOP-out of pocket
X-expires
SCR-single check rebates (Rite Aide)
BOGO-buy one get one
Filler-when you purchase goes into the negative or you need to add to your purchase to use certain coupons
Catalina-machine that prints coupons at grocery stores
Rain Check- When an item is out of stock, you ask for a rain check. When the item is back in stock you take your coupons, rain check ticket and get the item(s) for the sale price and the reward (ECB or UP).
Peelies-coupons from on the product
Tearpad-Sticky pad with coupons
Blinkies-little black boxes that spit out coupons