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That is so nice that you have a basement! And a garage. smile That gives you a ton of storage possibilities.

I love the whole idea of the stockpile. It's a completely different way to shop ~

I am having fun learning about this. Yesterday I acquired $67.12 worth of product for $7.47 between CVS and Walgreens. I'm still figuring this all out. It's fairly complicated! Much planning and sorting and doing lots of math.

CVS is awesome, IMO. I LOVE extra bucks.

I am going to tackle my supermarket (Bashas) later this week. I also have access to a Fry's and a Safeway in the next town over.

I have to keep reminding myself to only buy something when it is free, unless it is something I actually need at the time. I'll let you know when i have my experiences posted! I think between the two of us, we can really help make a difference for people's budgets!! smile

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Oh I also have access to a Target and Walmart. I think doing all these places properly would be a full time job. smile

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Jilly,

You are SO right! Planning for a trip is like a part-time job! You did great with your savings! I've had to have a few "bad" experiences to teach me the ropes.

I went to Kroger's today. I saved $177 dollars, spent .18! Their mega sale combined with coupons is awesome. The receipt said that I saved 100%.

I have access to Target and Walmart but I just don't have the time to run in those bigger stores just to get 1 or 2 free things. However, CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens...I won't hesitate.

Also, what I love about CVS is that if you need a raincheck they will give you the raincheck on their Extra bucks (Walgreens won't). Also CVS will let you use expired coupons if you are using a raincheck. I just learned that one today!

I agree totally with you. Between Frugal Living and Freebies...we'll be a one-stop shop for savings/free stuff!

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i've used the Raincheck system, but didn't realize you could use expired coupons with that! It makes sense though.

I don't like the mail in rebate system at Walgreens, mainly because I am pretty lazy about mailing things in. I have about six MIRs staring at me on my desk that I need to make envelopes for. I'd rather just have extra care bucks! Even so i am doing well at the walgreens. I got a free box of probiotic capsules to try, three free kinds of waterproof bandaids and a free aftersun lotion all with the MIRs. I decided against the free glucose monitor, since I don't know anyone with diabetes, and i would have had to pay tax/a stamp for something I don't need.

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I'm not good with mail in rebates either. I did read somewhere that someone uses a computer program to track their rebates. If I ever decide to start doing MIR, I would want to use a program to help me. Did you get the free scotch tape at Walgreens yet this week?

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I think i will hit ACE, CVS and Walgreens tomorrow. I end up getting sucked in to these places for hours...I'll let you know how much tape i get smile

Yesterday I hit my personal best - I paid 5 cents for $75 worth of product. At CVS, my number one store for extreming. smile

I had to go over a lot of things with the cashier and we had to get a few manager's overrides. I feel a little bad for putting her through my couponey mess, but it really feels all tingly to come home with bags of free goodies! smile


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That was a GREAT trip! I feel kind of bad sometimes too but at the end of the day, it's about saving money. I've been lucky to only have 1 or 2 "mean" cashiers. Everyone else has been very nice and polite.

I hit CVS yesterday and the lady behind me started talking to me (about my coupons) while I was checking out. When I was finished I realized I had forgotten to give the cashier a $1.50 off coupon and forgot to have him scan my Green tag.

As a result, I made a new rule for myself. NO MORE talking to other people when I'm at the register!

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That is hard about not turning in your coupons or using the green bag tag! I would be annoyed at myself. smile

I got a decent haul from CVS and Wags yesterday. I really need to sit down and fill out/mail those rebates.

I am starting to know which cashiers to try to avoid smile

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My Publix here in Central FL just started a new coupon policy and they are really looking hard at the coupons...in a way I think these extreme couponers are making it tougher for everyone...


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My Rite Aid Pharmacy won't except coupons printed from a computer either, As well as my grocery store frown


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