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Friday, September 9, 2011

Where has The Coupon Chronicles Been

Hello my fellow shoppers/followers,

As you may have seen The Coupon Chronicles has been out of site for a few months due to the busy life of mom, career woman, and quite honestly over-loaded in the couponing world.  When I started this site I was excited and anxious to get you the content and deals you all deserved.  However after tracking the site traffic and seeing post viewings it seemed I was writing to a very small audience.

With that said, I have been hoping to revive the site and to truly seek out information many shoppers are looking for.  There are plenty of couponing/deal sites out there and I want this to be one that can have a balance and a "one stop shop" for those wishing to "get to the savings point".  I am looking forward to the fall season and hoping to revamp and relaunch the site for all! Please, with this in mind leave any feedback on what you would like to see for the site!  I look forward to reading your responses and hopefully together we can help save time and money for all!

The Coupon Chronicles

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Target Clearance! $1.98 for Jeans with Coupon!

The next time you are at Target make sure to take a $3.00 off Denim Target coupon with you! Many shoppers are finding jeans on clearance for $4.98.

Final Price: $1.98

HUGE DEAL!! Cottonelle Toilet paper 12pk for only 1.50! July 31st only!


On Sunday 7/31 ONLY, the Cottonelle Catalina will overlap with a $1.00 off coupon in the August Walgreens coupon booklet.   If you purchase two packages you will receive a $3.50 Catalina.  After coupons and Catalina you will get two 12 packs of Cottonelle for $1.50 each!!!

NOTE: The July coupon booklet expires on 7/30.  The new August booklet will begin on 7/31.  You should start seeing the booklet in your local Walgreens towards the end of the week.
Cottonelle Toilet Paper, 12 roll $5.00, Regular Price
Buy 2, Receive $3.50 Catalina
Use 2 $0.75/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper from SS 7/17
And use $1.00/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper from August Walgreens Coupon Booklet (will deduct $2.00)
Pay $6.50, Receive $3.50 Catalina
Final Price: 1.50 each when you buy 2

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Target, Walgreen's and CVS Deals for 7/24-7/30 are up!

Check out the weekly match ups for Target, CVS, and Walgreens

Happy Savings!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mega Swagbucks Friday!!

Today is Mega Swagbucks Friday! Be sure to do all your web searching via Swagbucks once you have signed up!

Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day, which means better odds of winning BIG Swag Bucks denominations – up to 10,000 in one search!  Use Swagbucks as your search engine, and you’ll be rewarded with points!  450 points will get you a $5 Amazon Gift Card.  Learn all about Swagbucks HERE. 

WIN FREE PRIZES just by searching the web. SWAG BUCKS are digital dollars that you earn just for doing the things you’re already doing. Register now to get started. It’s totally Free to join!!
If you are new to Swagbucks, Sign up HERE!

Discouraged Over Extreme Couponing? by The Krazy Coupon Lady

Here is a FANTASTIC article that I found over on The Krazy Coupon Lady that I think can benefit all savers out there! :) If your not saving a "extreme" amount please don't be discouraged as its NOT the norm! 

“I’ve been watching TLC’s ‘Extreme Couponing’ and I can’t help but feel discouraged when I don’t save 90% on every one of my shopping trips.”

The first and most important thing to remember is that the shopping trips you see on TV are NOT typical. As a past participant, I can vouch that these excursions are often the biggest and longest that most of us have ever done (before or since!). Hours and hours of planning go into them, and it just isn’t feasible to do on a regular basis. The great majority of my shopping trips are small runs to the grocery or drug store (but what cameraman wants to follow me to Walgreens to watch me get free floss, toothpaste, and a bottle of shampoo?).

Remember that this is a reality television show. You would never watch Survivor and say, “Hey! How come I’m not on an uncharted island every week with only a machete, a canteen of water, and a pound of rice?!?”. Same applies here. Just because you’re not filling 5 grocery carts full of stuff and paying under $20 weekly should NOT have an effect on your self-esteem as a couponer! The show wants to display what is possible with coupons, not typical.

Here at The Krazy Coupon Lady, we aim to save 50-90% on our overall bill of groceries and personal care items. The biggest cuts in our bill come from buying our personal care items at the drugstores. We will always need to go to the grocery store and buy bread, milk, eggs, produce and protein, many of which do not have regular coupons. But that’s okay– we save money where we can! We buy produce in season, freeze bread, cheese & meat when they go on sale, and stock up on items when the prices are rock bottom so we don’t have to pay full price when we run out.

Drugstores will help you cut your bill drastically. When you no longer pay over $0.50 for shampoo, deodorant, household cleaners, razors, or body wash, you’re saving a ton! And free toothpaste, toothbrushes, and more occur monthly at each of the national drugstores– CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens.

To get amazing deals on anything, it’s all about timing. We collect coupons from our multiple Sunday newspaper inserts and wait for the items we have coupons for to go on sale. Sales run in cycles, so buy at the best times and stock up.

Handy Tip: Printing Online Coupons

Online Coupons are a great way to build your Coupon Collection! Here is a quick overview in understanding how printing works!
Most Internet printable coupons allow 1-2 print outs per coupon per computer. The majority of coupons on Coupons.com, RedPlum.com, SmartSource.com, Target.com, and those available at individual Facebook pages can print out twice. However, some coupons at those sites have a limit of 1 print out per coupon.
It is ILLEGAL to copy any coupon. This means no printing out a coupon then running it over to a copy machine for 50 new buddies!
To get more:
  • Print from multiple computers. If you have multiple computers, you can often print more coupons.
  • If you don’t have multiple computers, ask family, friends, and neighbors! Consider swapping coupons (maybe they need all your pet coupons and would be glad to print some cereal coupons for you) or host a coupon swap at work!
  • Many coupons reset and are able to be printed again in the near future.  The time that the most new coupons come out & others reset is the first day of the month.
Remember: Even if you can only print 1-2 copies of each coupon, that’s okay! You should be growing your stockpile slowly, most of the time adding just a handful of items each week.

To print Online Coupons, Here are the sites that I use:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Part 3 of The Coupon Feature in CNN Money

Got hooked by a TV show

Check out Part 3 of the Coupon Article in CNN Money Magazine online today!
Meet 8 other couponer's and some of the sites they go to!

You can still see the article that has us featured from yesterday here
Thank you again for the support!

For those curious, no I do not stock up on condiments as they had pictured here, this was all a photo op!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Today's Groupon Deal-$49.00 for 10 Pilates Mat Classes ($170 Value)


SweatShop Health Club off of Snelling Ave. in Saint Paul is offering 10 Pilates Mat Classes for $49.00!
Here is the description from Groupon:

At SweatShop Health Club, Stott Pilates–trained experts ease exercisers into higher states of fitness with a bevy of props, hands-on instruction, and plenty of friendly support. Participants in a low-impact mat Pilates class focus on neutral spinal and pelvic alignment and how this pertains to core stability, building strength and flexibility while sweatily acquainting themselves with equipment such as bands, foam rollers, weighted balls, and wrecking balls.

 Classes are scheduled for both beginning and advanced students and meet up to three times per week. Pilates parents can offload their progeny into the safe, on-site childcare facilities every weekday for a small fee ($4 a visit).

Go here to take a look!

I love the kids clothes from this site!

Other great Coupon/Savings Sites!

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