Saturday, June 25, 2011

Update



Just wanted to pop in for a quick update. The challenge is going  OK! I've cheated a few times out of sheer desperation. 1. I haven't fished the crock pot out of the garage and the oven heats up the entire house. and 2. Grandma has been sick and with my work schedule I have been starving and wait until I'm about to die to eat so  I have been grabbing Taco Bueno party tacos on the way home.  Don't worry, I am pushing through these last two weeks with no cheating as of tomorrow :)! 

Lots of recipes on the way.


Hugs and Kisses,

The Cute Couponer

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures




For those of you who don't know it has been couponing he-- here in OKC lately.  Homeland stores have made it incredibly rough on those of us who love to coupon. They now have a new couponing policy that you must  present the coupon with the product while checking out and tape it to the product. I swear I think they are employing someone to watch the Extreme Couponing show every Wednesday night and are paranoid about people abusing the system.

This is the letter I'm considering  writing  to them.
Dear Homeland,

It's IMPOSSIBLE to abuse the  couponing system at Homeland.  You only allow us 1 coupon to double per item per visit to the store. You only have like 4 things, if even, on sale every week.  News Flash YOU ARE TOO DARN HIGH. YOU ALWAYS HAVE BEEN TOO DARN  HIGH AND  ALWAYS WILL BE!!!!!!!!!!

Remember  Homeland   we  are  paying you. You are not our customer we are yours!!!!  I don't wanna  be  harassed everytime I walk in your store and  it take me 1 1/2 hours to get out to buy  4 things. Get over yourself. Your not the only game in town. You aren't even the only store that doubles coupons. News flash again, you make stockpiling IMPOSSIBLE!!! You have ticked off the majority of long term couponers in OKC.

Now that Wal-Mart has their new price matching policy in place I won't be visiting you much at all. I have been loyal to you for many years now and you have not returned the courtesy. You should be turned in for  harassing your customers and violating coupon codes and ethics!

Taping coupons makes a coupon void. Duh!!!! I'm not even in the grocery trade and even I have taken the time to read the fine  print.
Profiling customers is illegal.



Back to my readers

I am considering driving to Dallas once a month to purchase a large quantity of my  groceries in bulk using coupons. It will cost $60.00 in gas round trip + the cost of my coupons + 8 plus hours of time once a month + the cost of groceries.  However, I can do 20 purchases of each item per transaction. So basically one day a month shop and drive and chill for the rest of the month. If I buy $1200 worth of groceries and save 95% and pay  at least $60 in gas I'm still ahead. Plus I get the benefit of visiting my  nieces and nephews and Dallas does have several  fun  things to do. 

I'm already spending that much time going from store to store and waiting for the coupons to go through here at Homeland and having to make multiple stops a week so I think this just might work.

I will let you know what I come up with.  

I can't wait to be a free couponer  again!!!!

Happy Weekend to You,

The  Cute  Couponer




Friday, June 17, 2011

Days 3, 4, & 5 of the Challenge


Well on day 3 I broke the challenge.  The good news is that I hopped right back on . My Grandma landed in the ER with a broken pelvis and we were there most of the night and  then I got home and my doggie took off for a run and I couldn't find her. At midnight  I had a pounding headache  and  needed  an   icy  Coke and something to eat to knock it, so mom  came over to  check on me since  the phone was  dead and  the  dog  was  missing and I headed to Taco  Bueno and each  one of us had a couple tacos and one drink. We spent a whopping $6.00.

Other than that I  have been good. I bought  two Sprites at McDonalds this morning  while  I was  at  Wal-Mart  the air went out in my  car and last  night one of the air units in the  house  blew so whoops!. Ice or save  money I chose Ice. They cost me $2.00's.

I've postponed the cooking  for   a   few  days until we solve the electrical  problem  but  I think  fruit and ice  water  will be  for   dinner.


Stay Cool,


The  Cute   Couponer

The  Cute  Couponer

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 2 of the Challenge


Do I hear a super duper woo-hoo? I made it through another day of not eating out. I have lots of shopping to do this week and got my new computer so lots of picture posts coming soon.

For breakfast I ate leftover sopapillas w/ lots of honey.

I sipped on ice-water all day.

For lunch I made scrambled eggs w/ cheese and wrapped it in a tortilla.

For dinner I went to mom's and helped my brother make pork chops and loaded baked potatoes after I price matched everything down at Wal-Mart.

Now I am sipping on my Coke and telling you how my day was.  How cool is that!!!!!


By the way at Wal-Mart in the deli section they have hang tags on the bottles of coke for $1.00 off when you buy two bottles of coke and $4 worth of meat, deli, or frozen foods.

Buy two bottles of Coke and price match them to $1.15 from Dollar General and buy a package of meat and voila .65 cent two liters when you buy meat. Lots of price matching on meat this week.

Happy Couponing,

The Super Cute Couponer

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Challenge Started At Noon Today


I'm excited!!!

I'm relaxed!!!

I'm late but hey at  least  I  started  the  challenge.

Today at noon, I started the 30 Day  No Eat Out Challenge.

It's  been quite simple.... so far.....

Tomorrow is my day off so I get to cook yummy  recipes.

Yummy recipes  are coming soon.


Tonight I'm having  cantaloupe  for  dinner. A late  night  dinner  under  the stars  watching   my   babies   play  outside  is just  want the DR. ordered. Yes, the Dr. ordered cantaloupe.

For the two of you who have already started how is it coming?


Let me know!!!


Happy Starting  Day,


The  Cute   Couponer

Thursday, June 9, 2011

30 Day No Eat Out Challenge Starting Tomorrow



So sorry everyone I have been very sick the last few days. I'm feeling  much  better now. Like much of the country here in Oklahoma we are experiencing a terrible heat wave with wind. My oven went out I had a small electrical fire and gas leak today and my mom is in the hospital. In other words I'm going to continue the no eat out challenge but it's too darn HOT to fill the freezer. Dinner is cantaloupe. We will do the no eat out fill the freezer challenge in September ( like many of you have suggested) when things cool off a bit. Don't worry I will still give you a bunch  of  recipes this month!


Thanks for your understanding. I'm stoveless for awhile. To the grill I go!!! I think it's too hot to grill  though.


Stay  Cool,

The  Cute  Couponer
 
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