Sunday, June 26, 2011

Coupon Website Makes Saving Easy! Print Yours Today

Please take a moment to visit the website today by clicking through my banner ad on the main blog page. I just printed some coupons for family favorites like Sargento Cheese, Sarah Lee Deli Meat and Newman's Own dressing. So easy and convenient! Just select the coupons that interest you and print! Coupons are restocked all the time, especially at the start of each month. They also reach print limits, so check back often and print before limit is reached.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Save Money by Treating Your Car Right

Did you know that driving with less than a quarter of a tank of gas can damage your fuel pump, says one Auto Care Expert? He also recommends keeping your tires properly inflated and rotating your them every 3-5k miles to prevent excessive wear and extend the life of your tires. When's the last time you rotated your tires?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Used Book Store Opens in Shadowridge- Have You Checked it Out Yet?

Check out Book Place in the Shadowridge area of Vista on South Melrose. It is a newly opened book store that sells used books. It is in the same center as Nucci's and Splendid Sentiments. Great for picking up an inexpensive summer read. Take your used paperbacks in to offset your purchase price!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ways to Save at The Grocery Store

1. Always use the weekly sales circular and menu plan around it. 2. Combine sale items with coupons for further savings. 3. Shop somewhere that does double coupons (like Ralphs). 4. Always use a list and stick to it to avoid impulse purchases. 5. Never shop hungry. 6. Consider the 12-week sale cycle. Items typically go on sale at their all-time low every 12 weeks. Learn the prices of the things you buy and when they hit the low in the cycle, stock up (as long as the items won't perish before you get to them).

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Getting The Best Auto Insurance Rates

When is the last time you reviewed your auto insurance policy with your agent to make sure you are getting the best rates possible? Depending on the company, the following discounts may be available to help reduce your rates. Check to make sure you are getting all the discounts you may be entitled to such as: Air Bag, Garage Parking, Good Student, Antitheft Device, Driving Skills Course, Multi-Policy, Multi-Car, Mature Driver Course, Persistency (long-term loyalty to your carrier).

Monday, June 13, 2011

Being Prepared with Your Coupons at The Register

Did you know there is a "proper order" to submit your coupons at the cash register to maximise your savings? Don't trust the cashiers to put them in the correct order, take matters into your own hands! Here are examples at three popular drug stores: Rite Aid: If you have a coupon for money off your entire order, present that to the cashier first, then hand over any other store and manufacturer coupons for specific items. CVS: Scan you ExtraCare card first to ensure you get Extra Bucks. Give money-off coupons next (such as $5 off $25 purchase), then store coupons, manufacturers' coupons and lastly, Extra Bucks. *Note from Barb- First thing you should do when you enter CVS, way before you get to the register is scan your card at the kiosk by the door for special coupons generated just for you- you might want to use them on your shopping trip. Walgreens: Most avid coupon clippers can not agree on the best order to hand things over at Walgreens. Try different combinations until you find the one that works for your particular store. Bet you did not realise there was such a science to couponing. I know I will be paying better attention the next time I hand mine over.

North County Bikers

Did you know that more miles were added to the bike trail by San Luis Rey last year? The trail now stretches nine miles from the west end of Neptune to North Santa Fe Road. The Class 1 bike trail sits completely separate from roadways and is used by cyclists, runners and walkers. Check it out soon!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

If You Are Not Satisfied, Speak Up

Recently I have had trouble with two products that I routinely purchase. One was for a dishwashing detergent, and another was for a condiment. With both products something was clearly wrong with the consistancy and it did not meet my standards or match their usual quality. I took a moment to go to their company websites located on the labels, wrote to tell them of the problem I had encountered, and in both cases I was sent a coupon for a replacement product (up to a value of $10). It is important to most companies to keep their customers happy, so always be sure to speak up if not pays!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Travel Smart/Save Money

Summer is upon us. Before you go, consider unplugging appliances and lowering the thermost in your house and on your water heater. To save gas, fully inflate tires, locate the cheapest fuel on your route at or and check for congestion. Bring snacks for the ride, try to keep your speed to 60 mph and pack light for greater fuel efficiency.