Tide and All Laundry Detergent STOCK UP Deal at Kroger!


Today is the LAST day to take advantage of this Tide and All Laundry Detergent STOCK UP Deal at Kroger!  I got 10 bottles of laundry detergent (5 of each) for just $19.99 yesterday!  The best part?  No “paper” coupons needed!

Here’s the breakdown:

Load the $1 off Tide and $1 off All coupons to your Kroger Plus card here–> Kroger Digital coupons (you can also load these coupons via the Kroger app)

You can use this coupon for up to 5 of each item!!

Purchase the Tide Simply Clean or All Laundry Detergent (check the tags in store to make sure you are purchasing the correct items).  Your coupons will be applied automatically at check-out!

TIP:  If your store does not have any Tide or All laundry detergent in stock, get a rain check!  The coupon is valid through 1/25/15!

Find even MORE coupons for today’s shopping trip here–> Printable coupons

Skippy Peanut Butter STOCK UP DEAL!


One of my goals for 2015 is to work on building a year’s supply of food and other items!  I will be using a combination of budget friendly food storage plans to accomplish this goal.  In Week 6 of this 52 Week Food Storage Buying guideit suggests buying 10 jars of peanut butter per person.  This is on sale at both Target and Kroger this week, so it’s a great time to add this one to your stockpile!

KROGER: pricing may vary by location!

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Buy Skippy Peanut Butter (16.3 oz) – $1.99 when you buy 5 participating Mega Sale items
$.55/1 Skippy Peanut Butter 15 oz+ (you should be able to print 2 per computer!)
Final Price = $1.44 after coupon and Mega sale pricing!

These items are also stockpile worthy:

  • Quaker instant oatmeal – $1.69 when you buy 5 participating Mega sale items
  • Ozarka water – $2.99 when you buy 5 participating Mega sale items
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce – 10/$10 (you do not need to buy 10)


Buy one Skippy Peanut Butter (16.3 oz) – $2.50 
25% Off Skippy Peanut Butter 16.3 oz Target Cartwheel coupon – expires TOMORROW (can be used on up to 4 jars)
-$.55/1 Skippy Peanut Butter 15 oz+ (you should be able to print 2 per computer!)
Final Price = $1.32 after coupon and Target Cartwheel!

NOTE:  When deciding how much to purchase, consider your family’s needs.  If you don’t like peanut butter or have peanut allergies, this might not be the best deal for you!

Should Stores Be Allowed to Limit Quantities to prevent Extreme Couponing?


This morning, in my Facebook feed, I saw a post by someone how was bragging that they had cleared the shelves at 9 different stores and that what they had pictured was only half of their “haul.”  What was pictured, in case you are wondering, was HUNDREDS of boxes of Jell-O and lots and lots of what I think were Yakisoba noodles.  People were cheering them on and asking for the details so that they could do the same thing.

I’m lost…

What could you possibly need hundreds of boxes of Jell-O and noodles for?  Where would you even store it?  The shelf life isn’t THAT long so even if you ate nothing but Jell-O and noodles every day for a year, I’m not sure you could make a dent in what I saw pictured (and remember that was only half of what they had actually purchased). 

Living in a Land of Extreme Couponing

I started couponing about 10 years ago before couponing was really “Cool”  When I first started, it was completely addicting.  I remember dreaming CVS and Walgreens scenarios in my head.  I may or may not have sent my husband out on New Year’s Eve one year to get a moneymaker blood glucose monitor at CVS even though neither one of us is diabetic.  So, I “get” the thrill that comes from getting things for free.  What I don’t get is clearing shelves at multiple stores so that no one else has the opportunity to take advantage of deals and clearing shelves to load up on things you couldn’t possibly use.  But Extreme Couponing changed everything.  Now, not only do we have people loading up on things they don’t need, but they are bragging about it and even re-selling it!

Who is to blame?

I’d like to say that Extreme Couponing is to blame, but it’s not their fault, really, that people lack common courtesy and common sense.  What about the stores?  Should they limit quantities of items to try to prevent this extreme and irrational behavior (and to help make sure that every day folks can still get in on a deal)?  Why not?

How much is too much?

This always raises the question of how much is too much?  What seems “extreme” to me may not be extreme if you have a family of 8 people.  I think the answer is to buy what your family needs and can use in a reasonable amount of time (preferably before it expires).  If the stores limit quantities, it will encourage stockpilers to make arrangements with management to pre-order items so they are not clearing shelves or they may have to make multiple visits to multiple stores.  I’ve been there and done that.  I did it to buy the 10 bottles of Tide pictured above that I purchased in January.  Some might think buying 10 bottles of Tide is “extreme” but every single one of those bottles is gone now, by the way, and has been replaced by deals on All and Purex over the past few weeks!

You may be wondering what I even CARE about this.  The answer is because I feel it every time I go shopping.  If I can’t get to my CVS stores at midnight for a 24 hour store or when they open, I know I won’t get their deals for that week.  I care because I have seen what has happened to coupon policies at stores over the past few years because of this type of behavior.  I care because I see my friends thinking they are getting a “deal” buying household items from people who are re-selling and they could have gotten the same deal for a LOT less themselves!

What do you think?  Should Stores Be Allowed to limit Quantities to Prevent Extreme Couponing?  What types of policies should they have?

Toilet Paper Stock-up Deals!

Someone asked me a few days ago what my “stock up” price is for toilet paper.  That is a hard question to answer because, to be honest, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve paid “real money” for toilet paper.  Toilet paper is one of those things that I stockpile every chance I get because great deals don’t come along very often and it’s something you use EVERY day!  I’d been living off a stockpile I built about two years ago when there were $.50 Angelsoft and Cottonelle coupons that doubled at my Kroger store at the time making them free.  I realized a few days ago that my toilet paper stockpile was growing dangerously low (by my standards, at least!), and that I needed some good deals!

Here are three great in store and online toilet paper deals:


Buy Cottonelle Ultra 12 packs – $5 (purple package only)
$.75/1 Cottonelle – 9-11 SS
$1/1 Cottonelle – 10-2 SS (some areas got a $.50/1)
$1/1 Cottonelle toilet paper from the October Walgreens coupon booklet (usually found by the ads at the front of the store)

**There is a catalina deal that matches up with this: Buy 2 packages, get a $3 RR, buy 3 packages, get a $4 RR

Buy 2 Cottonelle Ultra 12 packs – $5/each

Use 2 $1/1 Cottonelle coupons
Use $1/1 Cottonelle from the Walgreens coupon booklet (will deduct $2)

Spend $6 OOP, get a $3 RR
Final Price = $3 after coupons and RR ($1.50/each) – that’s just $.13 per roll!

AMAZON ~ If your stores are sold out of the Cottonelle or you have Amazon gift cards to “burn” check out this deal!

Amazon has an AWESOME deal on Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper right now and I promise you it won’t last long!  You can get 24 Mega Rolls of Charmin Ultra Strong toilet paper for just $24.53/shipped!  That’s the equivalent of 96 single rolls of toilet paper for just $.25/roll!  My “stock up” price for single rolls is $.25-.30 for 2-ply sheets, so this is a stock up price for me and Charmin is my favorite toilet paper!!  PLUS, you can use Amazon gift cards you’ve earned from Swagbucks and you’ll save even more!  I got mine for FREE!   You can also get 18 Mega Rolls of Charmin Ultra Strong toilet paper for $18.49 shipped.  That’s the equivalent of 72 rolls for just $.25/roll.

Here’s the breakdown on how you can grab this deal:

1.  Click here to add the Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper 24 Mega Rolls to your cart–>Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper – 24 count Mega Rolls 

2.  Scroll down and clip the $.25 coupon

3.  On the upper right hand side of the screen, choose an Amazon Subscribe & Save delivery schedule and click on the Subscribe Now button.  You can cancel Subscribe & Save at any time and I always choose a 6 month delivery schedule so I have plenty of time to cancel!  They will also send you an e-mail reminder before your next shipment goes out.

SAM’S CLUB (members only) ~ I personally don’t have a Sam’s Club membership anymore.  I found that once I started using coupons regularly I didn’t need it!  A few readers alerted me to this deal, though, and I know some of you love Sam’s Club, so I thought I’d share.  You can place your order online and have it shipped to your home or pick it up in store!  Plus, you can get cash back from ShopAtHome.com, too!

Charmin Ultra Soft Bath Tissue (36 ct Family Rolls) – $19.99 (equivalent of 81 single rolls or $.25/roll)

Charmin Ultra Strong Bath Tissue (36 ct Giant Rolls) – $22.37 (equivalent of 90 single rolls or $.25/roll)

Here’s how you can make the most of this deal and get cash back, too:

1.  Click on the blue “Shop Now” button here–>Sam’s Club + cash back 

2.  When you get to the Sam’s Club site, search for Charmin toilet paper and the two options will come up

3.  When you are ready to check out, you can choose to pick your items up in store to avoid shipping charges!  Be prepared to enter your Sam’s Club membership card number.

(Thanks Wild for Wags!)

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Stockpiling: How much is too much?

Yesterday in my “Couponing A to Z” post, I posted about coupon clipping services.  I got some interesting comments and e-mails.  Some people were apparently questioning my comment about buying 10 to 20 coupons to stock up on items when there is a great sale.  Comments were also made about being a “shelf clearer.”

For the record, I want to clarify that I do not EVER advocate being a shelf clearer, nor do I ever clear the shelves in stores.  When I am buying multiple items when there is a good sale, I often visit multiple stores across multiple days or make arrangements with the management in advance  to get the items that I am looking for.

While I do not advocate clearing shelves, I definitely believe in and encourage people to develop a stockpile.  Our family has been through two different lay-offs as well as some other situations where finances have been tight and our stockpile has helped us get through those times.  On a weekly basis, I am able to keep our grocery expenses lower because I am able to use items in our stockpile to feed our family.

So, that leads me to the question:  How much is too much when it comes to stockpiling?

Here are my thoughts:

1.  The think the size of a stockpile will vary based on a family’s size and needs.  I think “too much” is when you have a stockpile that is significantly above and beyond what your family could reasonably use in 6 months to one year’s time, which covers the shelf life of most non-perishable items.

2.  A stockpile is “too much” when you are unable to maintain it.  If you don’t have the space for your stockpile and cannot organize it, then there is a strong likelihood that you will not be able to appropriately rotate and use the items in your stockpile.

3.  A stockpile is “too much” when you have large quantities of items that your family does not use on a regular basis or will never use.  For example, if your family doesn’t eat ketchup or mustard and you have 80 bottles in your stockpile, it is probably “too much.”

What are your thoughts?  How much is “too much” when it comes to stockpiling?  You may also want to check out this article I wrote about Extreme Couponing:  Stockpiling vs. Hoarding for more of my thoughts on this topic!

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