Friday, October 29, 2010

Target Stores Shorting Customers on Coupons

I saw on HLN Moring Express with Robin Meade this morning a story of Target Stores shorting customers on coupon values.  It stated that Target has known of this "computer glitch" for a few months.  See the attached article on the new story

So if using your coupons at Target be sure to watch the cash register closely and make sure you are given full value for each of your coupons.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another Super Sale at Meijer this Weekend!!


Meijer is having another Super Sale this weekend, all weekend long.  For match-ups visit Bargains to Bounty at  To see the whole ad, click here   

Get over to Meijer's sale and pick up lots of Halloween candy for the little monsters!

Coupon Inserts for this Sunday, Oct. 31

To see a listing of the coupons that will be included in the inserts for the papers this Sunday, October 31, go to  It looks like its the season to brighten our teeth, freshen the air and eat sausage! 

FREE Online Novels

I just found a blog/site for FREE online novels.  Check it out at  They have some mysteries that sound good to me so I will give it a try on my netbook.  I always like free books!

Let me know if you use it and how your experience was or the name of any really great novel!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Next Saving in Saginaw Coupon Class on November 13

We will be holding our next Saving in Saginaw coupon class on Saturday, November 13, from 1 - 3 p.m. at Zauel Library in Saginaw. 

Kris and I look forward to meeting new people and sharing tips and techniques we have learned to maximize our grocery budget.  (Yesterday at the Meijer sale, I spent $60 OOP and saved $111 with sales and coupons!!)

Cost for the class is $20 each or two people for $35.  (The class can pay for itself at one Meijer sale!) 

To register by November 6, leave a comment here or email us at Give us your name, phone number and number of people attending. 

We look forward to meeting you then!

Target Deals This Week

You can find a listing of the best deals at Target for this week on
Bargains to Bounty at

Remember you can stack manufacturer coupons with Target store coupons which can be found at Also Target gives you $.05 off for each reusable bag you bring in and recently Target will give you 5% off your total bill if you use a Target charge card.

Walgreen Deals This Week

Visit Hip 2 Save at to see this week's deals at Walgreens.  Remember that on Hip 2 Save she color codes her deals so deals listed in red are free or almost free.  Also remember to pick up a Walgreens coupon book at the counters and checkouts for store coupons that you can stack with manufacturer coupons to the best deals.  Kris says she buys all her candy at the drug stores for great deals!

Save at Pennzoil

Did you know that you can save $6 on an oil change at the Pennzoil Oil Change service center on Westbay Drive in Saginaw Township by showing your Kroger card? That's where I always take my car for the regular oil change. The guys there are always helpful and will answer any questions. And now I can save a few bucks!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Two inserts in this Sunday paper

There will be two inserts in the papers this Sunday, Smartsource and Red Plum.  Visit the Sunday Coupon Preview website at for a complete listing of the coupons included. has special 80% off thru October 25

Take 80% off of $25 Gift Certificates and pay ONLY $2!  Or a $10 gift certificate for only 80 cents.

Just use promo code PUMPKIN thru 10/25! For a total of just $2, you’ll end up getting a $25 gift certificate! Or for an even better deal, you can purchase the Dinner of the Month Club. What’s that? It’s a 12 month package that comes with 12 $25 gift certificates and one FREE $50 gift certificate! The total for this package would be $120, but after you type in promo code PUMPKIN—your total will drop to just $24! Wahoo! That means you’re snagging $350 worth of dining certificates for ONLY $24!

**If your unfamiliar with how works, then be sure to check out this post at Hip 2 Save.  (Thanks to Hip 2 Save)

I personally have use the gift certificates at Forbidden City on Bay Road and also Court Street Cafe in Saginaw. They both worked great, no problems at the restaurant, and we enjoyed the food. Just note that each certificate requires that you spend over the amount of the gift certificate (like spend $35 when using the $25 certificate) and also you will be charged an mandatory 18% tip on the whole bill.  Still, it saves you quite a bit!

If you get a gift certificate from and use it at a local restaurant, let us know about your experience.  We are always wanting to know of good places to eat and get great deals in our area.

Super Sale at Meijer tomorrow and mperks


Meijer is having another Super Saturday sale tomorrow starting at 6 a.m.  There is not much in the ad but they have a good deal on Coca-Cola and Pepsi product 2 liter bottles for 88 cents, red seedless grapes for 89 cents, and Jimmy Dean sausage products at 2 for $3. They also have Bounty paper towels 2 roll packet, 2 for $5. Click here to see ad  These deals can be even better if you have coupons on top of the sale price!

Before you go shopping, register for the mperks electronic coupons for Meijer at  You need a cell phone number to register and they are electronic coupons kind of like at With the mperks, you go on line and add the coupons you want to your cell phone number. Then when checking out at  the store, tell the cashier you have mperks and your cell phone number.  Or in self-checkout push the tab for mperks and enter your cell phone number and you will receive the discounts.  We believe these mperks will work the same as the Kroger ecoupons and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons to greater deals.  If you find any different, please let us know. 

Happy shopping tomorrow!  ; )

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

List for Red Plum insert for Sunday, October 24, 2010

For a list of the coupons that will be in the Red Plum insert in this Sunday's paper go to

There is quite a long list of good coupons so you may want to get out early and pick up a paper or two!

Bargains to Bounty list of "Best Prices Around Town"

Bargains to Bounty

I love it when I see Bargains to Bounty post the best prices in town listing.  Go to to see her list for this week.  They are always the greatest deals you can get. Note some are at Kroger, Aldi or Meijer.  I am interested in the Quilted Northern, Kraft Deluxe Mac and Cheese, and Bagel Bites at Meijer and the Idahoan Potatoes and peppers at Kroger.  I always try to catch those great deals!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Kroger and Walmart recall vegetables due to broken glass

(10/18/10) -- Kroger and Walmart are pulling packs of vegetables from their freezers because they may contain fragments of broken glass.

The recall affects Kroger brand 12-ounce Green Peas with product codes of 1440 BU, 1440 BV, 1440 BW and 1600 BD. Also affected are Kroger brand 12-ounce peas and carrots with product codes 1960BD and 1960BE.

The Walmart products recalled include Great Value 12-ounce Steamable Sweet Peas, with "best by" dates of July 20 and 21, 2010, and Great Value 12-ounce Steamable Mixed Vegetables, with a "best by" dates of July 15.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries.
If you have either of these products, you should return it to the store for a full refund.
(Copyright ©2010 WJRT-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

Latest Kroger and Target store match-ups

For the lastest match ups for Kroger and Target visit Bargains to Bounty blog at

Just remember when looking at the Kroger match-ups, our Saginaw Kroger store doubles coupons up to $1.00 so we get more freebies than they do. 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tomorrow's papers to include 2 inserts

It looks like there will be two inserts in tomorrow's papers: a Red Plum and a Smart Source.  To see a list of the coupons included

First Saving in Saginaw coupon class a success!

Kris and I held our first Saving in Saginaw Coupon Class this afternoon at Zauel Library in Saginaw. 

We enjoyed the opportunity to share what we have learned on coupons, stores, saving blogs, and other shopping tips with friends.  We hope we were able to clear up any misunderstandings about coupons, stacking, separating orders, etc. and help others stretch their grocery budgets. 

We are already beginning to plan our next class very soon.  Keep checking back here and we will post the date for the next class as soon as possible. 

Cathy, Julie, Magen, and Carol, thank you for leaving the great weather this afternoon to attend our first class!

Kris won free Toaster Strudels!!

Just wanted to post on the blog that I just won 4 FREE boxes of toaster strudels by watching their website and playing their matching game!! Can't wait to get my coupons :-)Kris

You too can visit and play the game to win free toaster strudel.  Also visit the toaster strudels manufacturer website at to register to get over $60 in coupons.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Common Couponing Abbreviations

For those new to couponing, I have listed a few of the basic abbreviations you will come across on ads, blogs, etc. Of course, there are always new one being created but this will get you started:  
  • BLINKIES = coupons you find on shelf by product
  • BOGO/B1G1 = Buy One Get One
  • CATALINA = Coupon printed at register after purchased
  • CNP = Coupon Near Product (similar to BLINKIES)
  • CRT = Customer Receipt Tape (CVS receipt coupons) similar to catalinas
  • DND = Do not Double
  • DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that some stores may double in value
  • EB/ECB = ExtraCare Bucks (CVS)
  • ES = Easy Saver (Walgreens)
  • FAR = Free After Rebate
  • GM = General Mills(Newspaper insert)
  • K = Kellogg’s (Newspaper Insert)
  • Mealbox:  Meijer's own Mealbox coupons
  • MIR = mail in rebate
  • OOP - Out Of Pocket (as in how much it will cost you)
  • P&G = Proctor & Gamble (Newspaper Insert)

  • Peelie = Coupon you peel off item

  • RP= Red Plum (Newspaper Insert)

  • RR = Rebate Rewards (Walgreens)

  • SS= Smart Source (Newspaper Insert)

  • STACKING = using both a store coupon and a manufacturer's coupon for one item

  • TEAR PAD = A pad of coupons or MIR near a product or on display

  • WYB= When You Buy

 If you find any cool, new abbreviations drop me a comment and tell us about it.

Saving in Saginaw coupon class

We still have a few seats available if you wish to join us for our first "Saving in Saginaw" coupon class. It will be held this Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 2 - 4 p.m. at Zauel Library, 3100 N. Center Road, Saginaw, Michigan.  Cost is $20 each or two people for $35. 

To register, just send us a comment including your name, phone number and number of people attending. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Kroger Store sets limits on printable coupons

While I was at Kroger store on State Street last night I confirmed with the Customer Service Desk that they do not accept internet printable coupons valued over $1.00.  That means any $2.00 coupon or those Kraft "Save $5 off 5 items" coupons will not be accepted at Krogers. 

I had used my Kraft $5 off 5 coupon at Meijer. They checked them in their "counterfeit coupon" file and then let me use them. I am so stocked up on cream cheese and cheese blocks.  

If you have not printed the Kraft $5 of 5 coupon, you can find it at  Use it to buy 5 Kraft cheese or dairy products and Kraft will donate 5 meals to Feeding America. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Couponing Do's and Don'ts

Melissa at Saving Cents with Sense has a great post about "10 Do's and Don'ts to Couponing."  It is particularly helpful if you are a couponing newbie.  Check out her article at

Saturday, October 2, 2010

3 Coupon Inserts in Sunday's paper

I have just heard that there will be 3 coupon inserts in tomorrow's Sunday paper.  There will be Red Plum, SmartSource and an special General Mills.  To see a list of the coupons included, visit  You may want to pick up an extra paper to stock up.