If you haven't heard through the HCW coupon loop yet...the ad starting on 1/27 will last 2 weeks and be the Dillon's MEGA SALE! Yea!
The $.51 overage item this go-round are Quaker rice snacks so order those coupons now!
I will be posting a list of match-ups as soon as our version of the ad comes out(that way I will have our regions prices) Happy Mega-Sale!


Price Cutter and Harter House deals til 10/21

These deals run until 10/21!
Hunt's tomato sauce $.29ea -$.35/3 blinkie, or $.75/3 Oct. All You magazine=$.05-$.10ea!
Hunt's diced tomatoes $.89ea-(same qs as above)= $.64-$.67?ea
Zesta or Krispy crackers $.99-FREE chili WYB 2(up to .99) tearpad= approx. $2/2 & chili
Farmland Ham $3.99-$2? coupon(found on Ebay)=$1.99/ 4lb. ham
Swiss Miss $1
Rotel $1(not good...:( )

Harter House's page is not loading for me right now, I will update when the site is up!


Evolving Economic Realities Qs

For COM115(Public Speaking) our assignment for speech 3 is to talk about any topic falling uder the theme above. You can probably guess that I'm going to attempt to talk about coupons, but I need some help for my recent sources. So, my fellow coupon-ers, please answer these questions for me and e-mail me the answers(or post here..comments are moderated, so I will be the only one to see your answers). This would greatly help me out. Thank you in advance!!!*You don't have to answer all of them, but it would be helpful.:)

1.) Why did you start using coupons? What was your reality or wake-up call to start using?
2.) Was there someone in your life that was an example of a frugalist who inspired you to start?
3.) How did you start researching the coupon topic? Did you see a TV show about coupons? Did you start by getting a newspaper and matching them up to weekly ads? Did you read blogs?....ect.
4.)Which resource has been the most helpful?
5.) Which store is your favorite to shop at and why?
6.) How much did you spend before using coupons? How many people are in your family?
7.) How much do you spend now after coupons?
8.) How have coupons changed your lifestyle?(i.e. how you shop, benefits of more items ect.)
9.)What do you generally NOT pay for(or get for free) after coupons?
10.) What will you only pay $.50 or less for?
11.)What will you only pay $1 or less for?
12.) How do you save on clothes? Do you thrift shop, or try to use programs similar to GymBucks at Gymboree to score namebrand clothes at Walmart prices?
13.)How do you save on Christmas presents? Do you use the toy clearance in Jan./July with coupons?...do you do free after rebate items?
14.) Do you or are you actively involved in donating coupon "extras" to charities? or do you sell you "extras" at garage sales to make some money?
15.) Do you buy papers(where do you buy)? Which one?(KCStar or Newsleader)? or do you order from a clipping service/Ebay?
16.) How do you organize them?
17.)Any tips for getting papers/inserts for free?
18.) Are you a product tester(ANY company...i.e. Pssst...,VocalPoint, MomSelect, Pinecone Research ect.)
19.) Do you have kids? If "YES", how have they(if at all) become more thrifty because of your example?
20.) Any helpful financial advice for college students in regards to using coupons?

WOW! That's a doozie, but I would really appreciate it if you could answer all to the best of your ability. Thank you!!!

Restraunt Gift Certificate for $2!!!

Thank you Hip2Save for tipping us off about the new coupon code for Restraunt.com!
Go there and order your gift certificates. Upon checkout, enter the coupon code: Chef!
to recieve 80% off!. These certificates do not expire for 1 year and are great ways to treat your family out.

Fall fun in the Ozarks

Sunshine Valley Farms has a great orchard where you can go and pick your own apples. Call ahead for picking days and more information.

On October 2nd and 30th are Fall Fun Days at Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park. If you have not been to the farm park, then you are missing out. It's a lot of fun and they have many activities for kids to do. Check out their website for kids programs and more education oppurtunities.

October 2nd is Artwalk. Artwalk is held downtown and includes music, local merchandise booths, and many shops having their doors open to view work by local artists.

October 3rd also is the 3rd Annual Taste of Springfield Food Festival. Admission is free and food tickets are sold in sheets of 10 for $10. This event is held in Park Central Square.

Art in the Park is at Sequiota Park in Springfield on Oct.10-11. This is a really fun activity, providing it does not rain (like it did last year!).


Price Cutter and Harter House deals til'10/6


Libby's canned vegetables $.50ea-$1/4SS=$.25ea WYB 4(my target price-STOCK UP!)
Green Giant Steamers $1.66ea-$.50/1SS=$.66ea
I THINK the brand is Mike's cocktails, but there are 4 packs of ready made cocktails like mojito, screwdrivers, lemon drop ect. that are $2.49ea!!!Good til 11/02(price...not the expiration). They are usually $8.49, so this is a great deal!

Harter House
Bird's Eye veggies $1- $.35/1SS =$.30ea

*Also, at Harter House they have breast cancer awareness flyers with about 20 MANUFACTURER'S COUPONS-NOT "IN-AD" coupons! lol, I grabbed a few...
Otherwise...I'm not seeing much in the ad this week for either store. :(

Wonderbread $1.69-$.55/1 IP(N/A) or $.55/1 insert q=$.68ea
California Pizza Kitchen pizzas (really delicous!)$3.97-$1/1 IP(n/a) or $1/1 insert=$2.97
Cambell's tomato soups and chicken noodle $.50ea(various coupons...the low price last year was $.40, so I wouldn't stock up just yet,unless you're out,like me:))
Dr.Pepper 2 lt. regularly $1.48 have $.55/1peelies...=$.48ea
Yakisoba noodles $.99-$.50/1 insert q=FREE(I tried these...and they are so gross!, I would get them and give them away!)
MEGA SALE Starts on the next ad, so don't buy too much this week at Dillon's!

Check your $1/1 ANY coupons and matchup to the trial section
Crystal light trial size packets are gone(I think...they were clearanced when I was there but were sold out:()
Fancy Feast meals $.96?ea-B1G1 man.q(RP) and B1G1 T.printable=2 FREE