Coupon Crissy Blog

A newlywed with a need for savings, Coupon Crissy keeps you up to date onthe latest matchups while showing you how to save big with a balancedgrocery list. Ill give you the tips and tricks you need to save 50-90% on your grocery bill and so much more!


FREE Post Pebbles Cereal

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 9:28 am
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Stock up on FREE cereal this week at Dollar Tree! Who can resist FREE? Here’s how:

Dollar Tree (2/10 – 2/17)
Product May Vary by Store

Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.45
Final Price: Free
Buy (1);Use (1) $0.55/1 Coupon; Includes MobiSave Savings

Post Pebbles Cereal, 11 oz
$1.00$0.45Buy (1);Use (1) $0.55/1 Coupon; Includes MobiSave Savings

See more of this week’s Dollar Tree deals HERE!

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Up to 70% off Designer Apparel + FREE Shipping at Nordstrom Rack

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 9:16 am
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Need to refresh your closet with some new shoes & clothes for the Spring?  Shop Nordstrom Rack and receive FREE Shipping on orders over $100. Go HERE to get started now!

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Sunday Coupon Preview ~ Feb. 14, 2016 (2 Inserts)

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 9:06 am
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Look for these coupons in this Sunday’s paper! Remember coupons can vary by region.

And don’t miss the hundreds of FREE Printable Coupons we have available right now!

Don’t want to spend money on a newspaper you won’t use or read?? Order your coupon inserts directly from Sunday Coupon Inserts and get coupon inserts mailed directly to you!

 

Redplum #1

Advil $3/1 sinus congestion & pain, allergy & congestion relief, cold & sinus or allergy sinus product (2/22)

Advil/Robitussin/Dimetapp $3/1 infants’ advil, children’s advil, children’s robitussin or children’s Dimetapp product (2/22)

Aveeno $1/1 product excluding cleansing bars, moisturizing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz lotion sizes (3/12)

Covergirl $1.50/1 lip products ets (2/27)

Covergirl $2/1 mascara ets (2/27)

Crest $7/1 3d white glamorous white 14ct, 1 hour express 4ct, professional effects 20ct or 25ct, professional effects + 1 hour express 22ct or supreme flexfit 14ct or 17ct whitestrips (2/27)

Downy/Bounce/Dreft/Gain $1/1 downy fresh protect, bounce bursts, dreft blissfuls or gain fireworks excludes unstopables and trial (2/27)

Downy/Bounce/Dreft/Gain $2.50/2 downy fresh protect, bounce bursts, dreft blissfuls or gain fireworks excludes unstopables and trial (2/27)

Gain $.50/1 detergents, liquid fabric enhancers or dryer sheets excludes dyrer sheets 20ct

Gain $1/2 detergents, liquid fabric enhancers or dryer sheets excludes dyrer sheets 20ct or smaller, fireworks, flings and trial (2/27)

Konsyl $2/1 original formula or balance (9/30)

or smaller, fireworks, flings and trial (2/27)

Oral-B $.50/1 adult or kids manual toothbrush excludes healthy clean and trial (3/12)

Oral-B $1.25/1 manual toothbrush 3d white, pro-health or complete twin pack excludes cavity defense, healthy clean, indicator and trial size (3/12)

Pantene $1/1 3 minute miracle deep conditioner (2/27)

Pantene $1/1 hairspray ets (2/27)

Pantene $3/2 expert shampoo or conditioner products excludes 6.7oz and trial (2/27)

Pantene $3/2 products must include shampoo and conditioner or styler excludes 6.7oz and trial (2/27)

Robitussin $3/1 product (2/22)

Schwarzkopf $2/1 essence ultime hair care product (3/5)

Schwarzkopf $2/1 styliste ultime hair care product (3/5)

Schwarzkopf $3/1 color tltime or keratin color hair color product (3/5)

 

RedPlum #2

Allegra $4/1 children’s allergy product (2/27)

Allegra $5/1 allergy 24hr 24ct+ product excluding d and children’s (2/27)

Allergy $3/1 d allergy & congestion product excluding 5ct (2/27)

Dial/Tone $1/1 dial, dial for kids, dial baby, dial acne, dial for men or tone body wash 12oz+; dial, tail for men, dial advanced or 6 bar soap 6pk+; dial or dial for men lotion 12oz+ (3/5)

Dial/Tone $1/2 dial complete, dial kids or tone foaming hand wash 7.5oz+; dial complete or dial refills; dial, dial for men or tone bar 3pk+; dial advanced bar 2pk+; dial acne products (3/5)

L’Oreal $1/1 paris cosmetic powder, blush, concealer or primer excluding magic perfecting base .17floz mini size (3/12)

L’Oreal $2/1 advanced haircare sh shampoo or conditioner product excludes 1.7 or 3oz trial (2/27)

L’Oreal $2/1 advanced hairstyle product excludes 1.7 or 3oz trial size (2/27)

L’Oreal $2/1 paris cosmetic face product excluding magic perfecting base .17floz mini size (3/12)

L’Oreal $2/1 paris revitalift or age perfect product excludes bb cream and trial (3/12)

L’Oreal $2/1 paris root cover up spray (3/12)

L’Oreal $2/1 paris superior preference or excellence haircolor product (3/12)

L’Oreal $5/2 paris superior preference or excellence haircolor product (3/12)

L’Oreal 3/1 advanced haircare family size 25.4oz shampoo or conditioner product excludes 1.7 or 3oz trial (2/27)

Nasacort $3/1 children’s or adult allergy 24hr 60 spray (4/9)

Nasacort $5/1 allergy 24hr 120+ spray (4/9)

Ore-Ida $1/2 frozen potato products 15oz+ (4/14)

Persil $1/1 proclean laundry detergent ets (3/31)

Persil $2/1 proclean 75oz+ power-liquid, 2lbs 12oz+ power-pearls or 40ct+ power-caps laundry detergent (3/13)

Purex B2G1 free 18oz crystals in-wash fragrance booster excluding scentsplash up to $3.99 (2/21)

Purina Beyond $1.50/1 dog snack (5/30)

Purina Beyond $2/1 dry dog or cat food (5/30)

Purina Beyond B2G1 free wet dog food and/or natural puree meal enhancements, get 1 free up to $2.49 (5/30)

Purina Beyond B3G1 free wet cat food cans up to $1.15 (5/30)

Tyson $1/1 chicken nuggets bag (4/10)

Thanks FrazzledNFrugal!

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5 Quick Tips to Help You Spot a Fake Coupon

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 7:00 am
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5 Quick Tips to Help You Spot a Fake CouponHow can you tell a fake coupon from a legitimate one? There are several clues that can help you spot a fake coupon. Experienced couponers might already be aware of some of these tips. For them, the trick is to prevent themselves from getting so excited over a coupon that looks too good to be true, and realize that it is actually a fake.

1. No Expiration Date
What is the expiration date on that coupon? There should be one.! The only exception to that rule is with coupons that come directly from the manufacturer. Even those have the words “No Expiration Date” on the front of them. Typically, it is not easy to find those kinds of manufacturer coupons. If you found a coupon with no expiration date – it is probably a fake coupon.

2. It Wasn’t Free
Coupons are supposed to be free. They come to you via the inserts in your Sunday newspaper, or through an email from a legitimate brand. You can find a bunch of free coupons on the website of the grocery store that you have a loyalty card with. It doesn’t make sense to spend money in order to obtain coupons.

If you are asked to pay for coupons – say no! It is not legal to sell coupons. There is no consumer protection option for people who buy coupons and end up with ones that are expired or fake.

3. It Looks Photocopied
It is not legal to make additional copies of a coupon. (Doing so is called coupon fraud). Most coupons are printed in two or more colors. If the coupon you found is black and white, that is a sign that it is a fake coupon. There is no good reason to try and use that coupon because the cashier isn’t going to accept it.

4. It Came from Facebook
Ok, that probably sounds a bit cynical. However, there is good reason to avoid the coupons that you find on Facebook. Thieves have started using Facebook to trick honest people into giving the thief their personal information by offering what appears to be a fantastic coupon. It may be safer to just skip the coupons that are on Facebook and stick to more legitimate coupon sources.

5. It Came From a Pop-Up
Have you ever been online, browsing the internet, when a pop-up ad appears? It might cover over part of the website you were looking at, or it could appear after you close your browser. That pop-up might have what looks like a great coupon on it. The pop-up may tell you to click a link in order to get the coupon.

Don’t do it! There is no way to know what that link is connected to. You may think you are about to receive a coupon, but could end up with a nasty computer virus instead.

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Degree Deodorant for Only $.69

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 9:38 am
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Want to add more deodorant to your stockpile? Head to your nearest Food 4 Less (or possibly other Kroger affiliates) and pick up this deal too good to miss!

Food 4 Less (Kroger Affiliate) (2/10 – 2/16)
Buy 4, Save $4 Mix & Match Sale; Must Buy 4 Participating Products; Limit 40 Total Items

See more great Food 4 Less deals this week HERE!

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Save 15% off Everything at Famous Footwear

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 9:23 am
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Do you need to replenish your family with shoes for the Spring?  Take 15% off your entire purchase at Famous Footwear. Print your coupon HERE to shop in-store or online.

Who needs shoes the most in your family? Print your coupon at the link above and then tell us in the comments below!

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Consumers Are Confused by the Word “Natural”

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 7:00 am
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What Foods Are Really NaturalIt is easy to see why consumers are confused when presented with the word “natural” on a food label. What does that word actually mean? This is a question that the Food and Drug Administration is only beginning to consider. Right now, the word “natural” on a food label is extremely vague.

People want to bring home healthy food for their families to eat. This is especially true for families that are trying to lose weight together, or who have family members with food allergies or other health issues. We all want what’s best for our loved ones.

According to Consumer Reports, the percentage of people who regularly buy food labeled “natural” has increased from 59% in 2014 to 62% in 2015. At the same time, the study found that most people have no idea what they are paying for when it comes to natural labels on food packages.

Is a package of processed food, that says “natural”, more healthy than the apples and cucumbers in the produce section with no such label? Does the word “natural” on a food label mean that the food doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients, colors, or chemicals?

Does it mean the food was grown without pesticides? Does the work “natural” mean the food was tested and found to be “natural”? Does it mean that the factory the food was produced or packaged in was especially healthy? No one seems to know for certain – and yet, they continue to look for foods that say “natural”.

The confusion about the word “natural” is not the consumer’s fault. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only recently begun considering what the word “natural” on a food label should indicate. As a result, food manufacturers have been able to toss the word “natural” on almost any food without having to prove that the food is actually healthy for people to eat.

It has been discovered that people who are shopping for groceries tend to zero in on a “natural” claim. In general, people interpret the word “natural” to mean that the food is going to make them healthier, or that it will help their bodies function better. They want to believe that the package of food that says “natural” is somehow better for them then a competing brand that doesn’t say “natural”.

There is another big issue with using the word “natural” on food labels. Technically, from a food science perspective, it is very difficult to define a food as “natural”. Most foods have been processed in some way. Humans have been involved in the growing and breeding of foods for a very long time. It will be very difficult to come up with a meaning for the word “natural” that actually means something and that the consumer intuitively understands.

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Discounted Newspaper Subscriptions for Sunday Coupons!

Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 9:45 am
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Discounted Newspaper Subscriptions for Sunday CouponsWant to save on a newspaper subscription and have your coupon inserts delivered right to your home? Get subscriptions as low as $1 per week! Discounted Newspapers currently offers 400 newspapers, serving over 40,000 zip codes with over 3,000 different subscription options. Subscriptions are for local home delivery only. Subscription options range in frequency from 7-days a week to Sunday-only and the duration ranges from 4 weeks to 52 weeks.

Subscribe to your favorite newspaper!

Don’t want to spend money on a newspaper you won’t use or read?? Order your coupon inserts directly from Sunday Coupon Inserts and get coupon inserts mailed directly to you!

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Fresh Bananas Coupon + Current Deals

Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 9:38 am
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Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Bananas at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 2/15/2016.Save 20%.

It’s time to load this week’s Healthy Offer of the Week from Saving Star to your account! This week, Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Bananas at participating retailers.

See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer. Expires 2/15/2016.

Take a look at all the deals you can score this week on Apples:

Albertson's - Southern California Division (2/10 - 2/16)
 
Bananas, Organic, per lb $0.79
ShopRite (2/7 - 2/13)
Prices may vary by region. Limit 4 per variety
 
Welch's Fruit, 12 oz $3.50 Limit 4 per variety Includes: Strawberry/Banana, Mango, Mango Medley, or Strawberry/Blueberry

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How to Keep Your Coupons Organized

Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 7:00 am
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How to Keep Your Coupons OrganizedCollecting coupons is a great way to save some money. Of course, those coupons won’t do you any good if you cannot find them. You can be a more successful couponer if you find a way to keep your coupons organized. There are several methods to choose from.

Keep the Inserts Intact
It is common for couponers to grab the inserts that are in the Sunday newspaper and quickly clip out the coupons. The problem with this method is that you might end up misplacing some of those coupons before you go shopping.

The simple way to prevent this problem is to keep the inserts intact. Bring the entire insert with you when you go grocery shopping. You may want to bring a scissors so the cashier can remove the coupons that you ended up using. It is also possible to carefully tear out the coupons while you wait in line.

Use a Coupon Binder
A coupon binder is a necessity for extreme couponers. It is easy to put together. Any three ring binder will do. Pick up some plastic sheets that were designed to hold baseball cards. They are great for holding multiple copies of specific coupons.

Make sure to put your newly clipped coupons directly into the binder. Schedule time once a week to sit down and weed out the coupons that have expired. This method will only work if you remember to bring your coupon binder to the grocery store with you.

Use Digital Coupons
Most grocery stores offer free loyalty cards to customers. The loyalty card automatically gives you a discount on a bunch of products that are located throughout the store. Those special sales can function similarly to coupons.

In addition, the grocery store may offer digital coupons on their website. Log in and browse through the coupons that are available. Select the ones you want to use, and they will be automatically uploaded to your loyalty card. Expired coupons will automatically be removed from the card. Now, all you have to do is remember to bring the card with you to the store.

Use an Envelope
What if you aren’t an extreme couponer? People who tend to bring a small amount of coupons with them to the grocery store do not need a coupon binder.

Instead, consider using a simple, household, envelope to hold your coupons. Just toss in the coupons as you find them and bring the envelope with you when you shop. Make sure to read the expiration date on the coupon before you try and use it.

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