Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - September 2014

- celebrated 5 years of home ownership
- lowered my car insurance
- got a great review and a raise
- cooked and ate leftovers
- taught a two day coupon class at the library
used coupons, got free items and took advantage of Kroger's Mega Sale
- earned points to save on gas at Kroger
- donated items to an organization and families
- used recyclable bags, recycled paper, household items and decluttered in every room 
- was blessed by family in getting my car fixed
- received freebies and coupons in the mail
continued to save to mutual fund
- lots of car issues
GOALS for October
- pay Sorority dues
- secure trips for November and December
- get new car
- donate to worthy cause(s)
- sell items and create additional hustles

September was full of grace and favor!! I finally got tired of being the rut I was in and decided life would get better RIGHT NOW!! When I changed my tune and increased my faith, things started falling into place!! I have decided that since I've had my car for 9 years, it is 11 years old and has been paid off for 6 years, it is time to GET A NEW CAR!! I have it picked out, and it's time to step out on faith. I have entirely too much going on in my life and too many things God has placed in my life to accomplish, that having car issues is NO LONGER an option!! Time to live in abundance!!

I'm looking forward to what is next!! I am grateful and blessed!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Free Extreme Couponing Classes (NW Ohio/SE Michigan)

Hey there frugalicious folks!! Many have asked, so we're answering!! Tasha & I are offering two Coupon Classes!! One for beginners and one for our seasoned couponers!! 

With all the changes going on in the coupon world, who knows what's going on? WE DO!! Lots of updates, but can still save big!! Join us next week!! Take a look at the flyer for all the info!! Hope to see you there!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Updates & Updated Kroger Coupon Policy!!

OMG!! It has been so long since I blogged and I needed some motivation (and time) to get back in the groove. Whew, social media is a FULL TIME JOB!!

Anyway, there have been a lot of changes in the couponing game lately, so I decided what better time to jump back in and start writing. There will be some MAJOR changes to this blog coming in the future, as it is time to step it up and step out on faith. There are so many things going on in my life right now and I am truly excited about every single one!!

So...let's start here: Kroger has FINALLY released their Coupon Policy on their website. Before, it used to be a serious hide-n-seek game with it, but now that so many changes have come, all the stores are pretty much uniform now. 

First, as of this week, most Kroger stores will have stopped doubling. My region stopped at the beginning of this month and I decided that I would not complain. There's no need to because they aren't going to change it, plus, I'm grateful that we had this long. Our region had almost another year of doubling since Kroger started slashing doubles last year. The bonus is they have been giving us some great coupons, in ABUNDANCE too, many with higher values (that wouldn't have doubled anyway). 

Second, they are really pushing digital coupons. These are really helpful and and easy to load and unload via the Kroger app. My only complaint is that you can't use them on my beloved Manager's Special items. Boo!! I digress...

Lastly, here is the actual link to the policy and the policy below. 

It's pretty much the same as we've known: 5 LIKE coupons and 2 LIKE Internet Printables (IPs), but one thing I noticed was this line: 

"All coupons will be accepted at face value." 

Do you know what that says to me?...that we should now EXPECT OVERAGE!! Aha!

Make sure you print out the updated policy and keep it in your binders for those times when you may need to "have a little talk" with a cashier or manager. Don't forget though...ALWAYS be nice!! Au revoir!!