1. Gameinformer magazine (We got this free from Gamestop when we reserved a game.) 2. 2 Different Forbes magazines (no longer available.) 3. Shape magazine (no longer available.) 4. Coupons and recipies from Bridgford. (You can sign up here.) 5. 4.00 coupon for Iams dog food. (This came from P&G. You can sign up here.) 6. Free sample and coupon of Oregon tea (no longer available.) 7. Free sample of Olay Body Wash (sign up here for yours.) 8. Coupon for a free box of Little Debbie cupcakes (for being a facebook fan, no longer available.) 9. Free sample of Kashi trail mix bar. (availble here.) 10. Free jar opener and lots of Del Monte coupons from Vocalpoint. (Sign up here.)
1. ESPN magazine (free subscription no longer available.) 2. Elle magazine (free subscription no longer available.) 3. Coupon for a free Marzetti Apple Dip (The link is no longer available.) 4. 6 Pantene coupons. 5 are $1.00 off and 1 is $2.00 off (These are from vocalpoint. You can sign up here and get lots of good freebies all the time!) 5. $1.00 coupon for Stayfree products. 6. Sample of Stayfree overnight pads. (You can get both of these through All You.) 7. Free full size Loreal Mascara. (No longer available.) 8. Some great coupons for a local restaurant, Chicago Joe's. 9. My giveaway win from Tia Saving Cents. I won a temple thermometer!
One of my favorite sites is EBates! I use EBates every time I shop online. EBates offers a cash back percentage on your online shopping. Each store has a specific percentage (JCPenney is 4% back). But there are always specials. Like right now, Old Navy is 10% back! This is the highest I've ever seen a store on EBates. The best part is, you can still use all your coupon codes! This is just one more way to rack up the savings! They also offer a $5.00 sign up bonus! Sign up here!
For whatever reason, I no longer get the Jewel and Dominick's ads on Wednesday. I used to get them every week, but all of a sudden they stopped coming. So, I always forget to look at the ads until I decided to head out to the store and then I have to look at the ad online and try to find one in the store. And, to make things worse, i am still just not great at the grocery game. (I have much better luck at drugstores.) So.... check out Couponing for 4's great lists here:
1. Martha Stewart Living magazine (free subscription no longer available.) 2. Everyday With Rachael Ray magazine (free subscription no longer available.) 3. Kraft Food and Family magazine (free subscription no longer available.) 4. $5 off $5 coupon for Hallmark found inside my Martha mag. 5. Pocket calendar from Food and Family mag. 6. 1.00 off Starbucks bagged coffee coupon found inside my Rachael Ray mag. 7. Coupon for a FREE box of Uncrustables (go here and submit an after school organizational tip and they'll send you a free coupon.) 8. Home Made Simple coupon book with $35 worth of coupons (go here and get yours.) 9. Free Post It pen from Office Max (no longer available.) 10. Being Girl Sample Pack - this includes some samples of tampons, pads, and a coupon for a FREE box of Always Infinity (go here to sign up for yours.) 11. Some cute Christmas stickers and To/From labels (from the American Lung Association.) 12. My $10 Visa gift card from my Staples Easy Rebate. (This came pretty fast, considering I bought the product not even a month ago.) 13. Some great KMart toy coupons. 14. Some great Jewel coupons.
General: MAN. Q = manufactuer's coupon OOP = out of pocket BOGO = Buy one get one free MIR = Mail In Rebate WYB = when you buy OYNO = On your next order
Walgreens: WAGS = Walgreens WAGS Q = Walgreens store coupon RR = Register Rewards these print off after your reciept and can be used at Walgreens next time. ESC = easy saver catalog ESQ = easy saver coupon ESR = easy saver rebate
CVS: ECB = Extra Care Bucks (just like RR except these are for CVS and you need to use your CVS card in order to get them)
I am a college student here in Chicago, living with my fiancee and trying to survive on a very tight budget. As I attempt to finish school, I've had a hard time finding a part time job, so we are managing on only one income. With our expenses, we try to cut corners as much as possible. Neither of us have a car, we rely on public transportation and good old fashioned walking. We survive without cable (yes, it is possible) and we watch movies at home and find free or discounted entertainment events. I am just learning the fine art of couponing and I hope that many of these tricks will help others.