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Coupon Tip: What is Price Matching?

Coupon Tip: What is Price Matching?

When I began my coupon adventure, I started by learning to coupon at Target. Then, little by little I added grocery stores, and drug stores into the mix.  Fortunately, in my town these stores are all within blocks of each other so I can coupon them all if needed.  However, I don't need to now that I have become proficient at price matching. Taking into account gas, and time, going to every store can be daunting and expensive so why not try price matching.

Store policies about price matching vary, but in general price matching is when a store will honor a competitors price on the item.  Many stores will require you to present the competitors ad, but some will accept ad's right from your smart phone to price match (ymmv). Check with the specific stores you shop at to find out about their policies, but in general this is what we found:

When is the Best Time to Use a FREE Product Coupon?

When is the Best Time to Use a FREE Product Coupon?

I find that now that I have been couponing for a while, I am able to figure out new ways to use FREE item coupons.  One way I like to make my FREE item coupons last is to use them when it will get me extra money off my entire purchase, and Extra Bucks (or other rewards).  The image above is my CVS haul from last month, so you can no longer get these same deals, but it's a valuable lesson on how to make a FREE product coupon better than FREE. Altogether it cost me $2.49 for everything pictured above.  Here is what I did:

Bought:

1-Huggies Little Mover's Slip On's Regular Price= $12.50

1-John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color $11.99

4-Starbursts sale priced 2 for $2

Mommy's List at CVS Week of 12/4

Mommy's List at CVS Week of 12/4

These are the cheapies and freebies at CVS during the week 12/4.  You can check out our guide: How to Shop N’ Save at CVS to maximize your savings.  Don’t forget to print all your  coupons from Coupons.com, CouponNetwork, and Redplum before you shop.

CVS Deals Week of 12/4-12/10***Please note there are a couple of noted deals, that are not available in Ca. but I posted them for others,as always please check your local ad to verify all deals before you shop.  

FREE

Candy Canes ***Not available in CA

How-to screen your own breast milk donor.

How-to screen your own breast milk donor.

Like the saying goes, “breast is best,” but how do you know the breast you are getting your milk from is really the best. It’s one thing to give your child breast milk from your own body but how do you know what’s in the donor’s body.

Here are some guidelines from Milkin’ Mamas to help you figure out if the donor is a good candidate:

The BEST donors will be:               Generally healthy

                                                             Doesn’t take medication on a regular basis