Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Are There Any Other Baby-Boomer/Couponers Out There?

This image is from "The Coupon Project."  Please do not think I look like this.

Most successful couponing bloggers are young, stay-at-home moms, very attentive to their looks.  I get that.  However, as a woman looking straight at her 60th birthday, I have nobody to whom I can relate. Most of my close friends have done well with their finances and long left their minding of nickels and dimes behind them.

I just googled baby boomer coupon bloggers and came up with very little.

TO ME -- The greatest thrill is combining great deals, coupons --with a senior discount on top, like I am going to get at Walgreens tomorrow.  They have periodic senior discount days.  Watch for the notice on their Sunday insert.

Couponing Tips:
Find reliable couponing sites.  I like Southern Savers, Common Sense with Money and for local--Coupon Katie.

Cut and paste their directions into a list.
Along with your coupons, TAKE THAT LIST WITH YOU TO THE STORE.  I frequently cannot remember the steps of getting "the deal," and mess it up when I get to the store. E-coupons have added another layer of management.

So the following is a cut-and-paste of my shopping this week. They are both deals and things that I really need, like bottled water (for which Walgreens had the best deal this week):


Reach Floss 55 yd $0.92 (PC thru 8/24)
Use $1/1 Reach Floss Product
Use $1/2 Reach Floss 07/28/2013 SS Insert (exp 08/25/2013)
Use $1/2 Reach Floss Products
As low as FREE after coupons


Colgate Total Advanced, Zx, or Sensitive Whitening Toothpaste, or 360 Toothbrush $3.49, Get $2.50 RR when you buy one
Use $1/1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Max Fresh, or Sensitive Toothpaste, 4 oz+ 07/28/2013 SS Insert (exp 08/10/2013)
Use $1/1 Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush, excluding Plus, Triple Action, Extra Clean or Classic 07/28/2013 SS Insert (exp 08/16/2013)
FREE after coupon and RR

1,000 BR WYB Aleve Pain Reliever, 50 ct., $5.99 -$2 off Aleve product, 80 ct. +, excl Aleve-D printable



Fiber One, Nature Valley Bars


Hunt’s Ketchup, 24 oz, $1

Composition Book, 50¢ (good through 9/07)

The rest of these are Mix-Match (or what the bloggers call Mega Deals. I will have to do multiples of five to get the $5 off, which is reflected in the prices below.) -$1.50 off Tyson IF bonless skinless chicken breasts, 3 lb bag, (zip 27511) printable (use $1.50 off, makes it $5.49)

Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat, 16 oz, $3.99 -.55/1 Hillshire Farm lunchmeat, 8 oz+ printable

Cheez-It Crackers, 10.5-13.7 oz, $1.99 -$1.50 off Keebler crackers or Cheez-its, 8 oz +, 1,000 points printable
Chock Full O’ Nuts Coffee, 11.3 oz, $2.99 -$1 off Chock full o’Nuts package, SS 7/14 (makes it $1.99)

Triscuit or Wheat Thin Crackers, 12-14.5 oz, $2.99 -.50/1 Triscuit crackers, 8.5 oz+ printable (use .50/1 off, makes it $2.49)(if doubles – use .50/1 off, makes it $1.99)

Soft Scrub Cleaner, 24 oz, $1.99

-$1 off Soft Scrub product, RP 8/04

Neutrogena or Clean & Clear Skin Cleaning Products, $1 off -$1 off Neutrogena Men item printable


Crest Toothpaste, 4.6 oz, $1
Use the $1/1 from the 4/28 PG
or the
 $0.50/1 printable
Final Price = FREE!

Oral-B Toothbrush, 1 ct., $1
Use the 
$1/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, or Complete manual toothbrush, Kroger eCoupon
Final Price = FREE!