Saturday, October 8, 2011

Goodbye for Now

I'm sorry to say, I am closing this blog down.  I have too much work to do at my volunteer job (church) and not enough time to run the blog anymore.  Hope it helped those who used the finds I found while I had time to blog about them.

I may occassioanlly blog the savings I find, but for now, this is on the back burner.

~Jessica Roberts

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Saved 32%

Well, I did not meet my goal of 50% yet. Far from it this week! I think that's due to the fact, that I was low on several staples (sugar, rice, tea, etc.), and had to buy them without coupons. A large part of the fault also lies in the break I took from couponing when I was injured. Tonight I only used the coupons from the Sunday paper for the last two weeks, and a number of printables I printed off this blog on Saturday. I saved $82.00. My favorite coupon was for Scrubbing Bubbles, and saved me $6.47 on one item alone! I also got a few free things, due to Homeland's double coupon policy, including some salad dressing.

The checkout process was a little bumpy due to one expired coupon - how did that get in there? I must have picked it up around the house, as I can't imagine that a coupon from last Sunday or the previous one would be expired already. A sweet lady I did not know, checking out behind me (with a huge binder full of coupons - Good for her!) was nice enough to offer a coupon from her stack, for the same item, that was not yet expired.

 I love the community spirit that couponers have - they really just want to help others. Even tho I have not met my goal, I did save quite a bit with a minimum of effort, and had a good shopping trip.

My school shopping trip also went well.  I used the sales Staples and Office Depot had, and bought everything at Walmart.  My Walmart has circulars for other stores at the checkout.  As long as you know about the deal, and it is printed in their weekly ad circular, Walmart will price match.  My checker at Walmart was a lovely, helpful person, as well.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I'm back!

Did you miss me? I have not been blogging for a few weeks now. I had "Adhesive Capsulitis", also known as a frozen shoulder. This made it very difficult for me to type. It was getting progressively worse, and last month, I had to stop blogging entirely. I have not played the piano in about three months!

It is not fully healed, but it is much better due to shots and physical therapy. My couponing has suffered while I was out.  I spent $150.00 on groceries last week - can you imagine?! I hope to quickly be back down to $75.00 (about $12.00 a person per week) by saving half off my grocery bill with coupons.

 I have also found lots of freebies and samples - check the are of the blog out HERE. You can also get a list of what I blog on daily by joining the Coupon Newbie Club.  I will continue documenting my progress on this blog, as well as posting the details to every free sample or trial offer I sign up for online.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Facebook Shortcut!

We now have a shorter URL for the Coupon Newbie Facebook page (and over 700 fans! Thank you!). You can now get to the Facebook page by typing in "facebook.com/CouponNewbie".

Thanks for remaining a fan, and be sure to check the sidebar for the Fan of the Month random winner! July's Fan/Follower was just picked today, and has won a goodie bag full of freebies and samples.

Share a post with your Facebook friends, and suggest our page to your other frugal friends. Once we hit 1,000 fans we will have to hold a great celebration and giveaway!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just Scored This MP3 for Free!


You can too, if you hurry and enter the code blogged about HERE. Hurry - it expires today! I also got "How Beautiful" by Twila Paris. Haven't heard these songs since Bible college, but they both have beautiful messages.