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More electronic coupons
November 4, 2008, 6:42 pm
Filed under: Coupons

I wrote previously about electronic coupons and I recently stumbled upon two more sites that offer electronic coupons: Upromise and Cellfire.

I’m already a huge fan of Upromise since it helps me contribute more to my student loans, but now they also have a ecoupons program that load the coupons directly onto the customer loyalty cards that you already have linked to your Upromise account.

Cellfire mostly advertises that they offer coupons that you load onto your cell phone, but if you’re not quite comfortable with doing that yet (like me), you can load some of those offers onto your customer loyalty cards instead.

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Coupons and new job opportunity?
August 12, 2008, 6:51 pm
Filed under: Careers, Coupons

I got a pamphlet in the mail today from Procter and Gamble with $31 worth of coupons in it! I don’t even remember applying for it, haha. I just filled out a survey for P&G for $74 worth of coupons, so it should be interesting to see how these two pamphlets differ. The link to the survey, so you can get a lot of free coupons too, is here.

Something my one friend said at my house warming got me thinking about my job search. I’ve been so focused on library jobs, that I had forgotten that there are other possibilities out there. I would really like to quit the bookstore since it only pays minimum wage and I really don’t enjoy working there anymore, but I’ve been unable to find another job to replace it. Well, if I at least have one job at a library (currently part time), I’ll be gaining the experience I need, so why not branch out with my second part time job? I am lifeguard certified, thanks to a college gym requirement, and have now begun my search for life guarding jobs. Lifeguards get paid well above minimum wage and seem like they are always in demand. The only thing I need to do is renew my CPR certification, but I just found out that most rescue squads offer CPR classes for free, so this should not be a difficult thing to do. Yay opportunities!



Free dog and or cat food at Walgreens
July 31, 2008, 12:04 pm
Filed under: Coupons, Walgreens

Walgreens has Purina dog and cat chow on sale for $3.99 a bag this week. Go to Purina’s Give a Bowl website here and click on “Download a great savings coupon ($4) from Purina.” You will have to fill out a short survey about your pet to get to the coupon (apparently if they offer you a coupon for less than $4, go back and use different answers until the $4 coupon link appears). Print out the coupon, then click on your back button and refresh to print another. Purina will donate a $1 to an animal rescue of your choice for each coupon redeemed.

Woo, free pet food!



You call that a vacation?
June 20, 2008, 8:10 pm
Filed under: About me, Coupons, Food, Frugality, Relationships, Travel

I really enjoyed my vacation, but man, we sure did a lot of stuff. We drove from Virginia to Pennsylvania, saw my friends and family there and spent the night. The following morning we drove from Pennsylvania to upstate New York to see Jake’s family for a few days. While we were there, we drove to Burlington, Vermont and Montreal, Canada. On our way from upstate New York back down to Pennsylvania, we stopped in Woodstock, NY to have lunch. We spent the night in PA and saw some of both Jake’s and my families, then drove back home to Virginia.

Somehow along the way, we managed to adopted Basil, a part Siamese cat, from one of Jake’s aunts. The poor little guy was being terrorized by her three dogs and we just couldn’t say no to rescuing him. Our dog, Honey, and Basil are slowly working things out.

My two favorite frugal things about our trip both have to do with Jake’s mom. My future mother in law works at the family grocery store. Over Sunday breakfast, I casually told Jake that I had to buy the newspaper. He gave me a funny look (why would I want the newspaper from upstate NY?) and then he unscrewed his face and said, “Oh, coupons.” Jake’s mom happened to overhear and said, “Oh, don’t worry about it. I can get a whole bunch from the store for you.” She not only got me a few copies of Sunday’s coupons, she also got me a bundle of last week’s coupons too. Have I ever mentioned how much I love my future mother in law? She’s also going to try and snag some for me every week and mail them to me. 🙂

Another perk of knowing someone who works at a grocery store is access to “out dates” or food that’s recently expired that the store can no longer sell even though the food is still perfectly fine. Jake’s mom went through everything for us and we came home with a whole boxful of free food.

Today is Jake’s and my three year anniversary, so I’m going to have to cut this post short so I can enjoy the rest of the evening with the one that I love. I hope your past week as been a bit more leisurely than mine.



A few things of note
June 3, 2008, 8:03 pm
Filed under: Blog, Coupons, Freebies, Rebates

Brooke at Dollar Frugal and I did a guest post exchange. I posted her guest post yesterday and she posted my guest post today. I wrote about free and inexpensive things to do in a city. Feel free to mosey over to her site to check it out.

I came across a coupon for a free pair of women’s Jockey underwear at Macy’s. It expires on June 6th, so hurry in soon to take advantage of the offer! I plan on stopping by tomorrow to get mine.

While looking through the newspaper, I discovered that Dollar General now has a rebate program. Check out their website for more info. I don’t frequent dollar stores often, but combining coupons with their rebate program may entice me to go to them more.



Good news
May 19, 2008, 9:06 pm
Filed under: About me, Careers, Coupons, Library Science, Travel

First, I wanted to mention that I came across another electronic coupon website since I last posted about such programs. Unilever has joined the ranks with MakingLifeBetter ecoupons. Be sure to sign up if you have a participating store near you and enjoy the extra savings!

Second, while stuck in traffic coming home from work today, I checked my voicemail and heard some wonderful news that made my day: one of the local high schools wants to interview me for a full time library assistant position I applied for! Squee! I’m going to call the woman back tomorrow and set up an interview for Friday.

Third, Jake’s dad called him up and offered to pay for us to come up and visit his family next month. We’ve been wanting to go up and see them, but were worried about how we were going to pay for it. Have I mentioned how wonderful Jake’s family is?

Fourth, I’ve received more than I ever thought I would from family and friends for graduation and I’m in the process of transferring it all to savings. I just love watching the balance go higher and higher as the weeks go by.

Fifth, my birthday is on Wednesday.



Electronic coupons
April 24, 2008, 5:12 pm
Filed under: Coupons

If you’re not the type of person who enjoys cutting out coupons or if you’re a couponer who would like a way to save even more, there are two websites that I know of that offer electronic coupons that load directly onto your grocery loyalty cards: Procter & Gamble eSaver and Shortcuts.

These electronic coupons are only offered for select stores (Kroger is one of them), so be sure to check and see if a store near you is participating before signing up. While these coupons cannot be doubled, they can be used in conjunction with regular paper coupons. For example, you can use a $.50 electronic coupon for an item as well as a $.50 paper coupon that is then doubled for a grand total of $1.50 off the item. Talk about an opportunity to save!

Do you know of any other electronic coupon programs available?