Duncan Hines brownie mix regular price $3.19
Sale price is $1 per box a savings of – 2.19
Manufacturer’s coupon is $1 off 3 – .33 @
Double coupon store-another $1 off 3 – .33 @
Total Price I pay .34 cents per box
Here are the savings factors:
These are sometimes referred to as “clipless coupons.” Sign up for the card at the customer service desk and as it is scanned at the checkout, you will receive all the store’s special values for the week.
The store’s weekly sale ads either come in the mail or are a part of the mid-week newspaper inserts. Match up the sale ads with some of the other savings factors listed and you’ll soon find yourself with products for pennies.
These are traditional coupons issued and reimbursed by the manufacturer. If you
ead the fine print of the coupon, you’ll see the manufacturer’s name and mailing address. Here are a few places to find these coupons:
Some stores offer “double” coupons. This is where the coupon is worth twice the face value—so a .50 coupon is now worth $1.00. There are limitations issued by the store, such as “only double up to $1.00” so check the customer service desk for details. Go to the links page at elliekay.com to find a link listing all the stores that double coupons in your state. http://couponing.about.com/cs/grocerysavings/a/doublecoups.htm
Unadvertised Sales and Clearances
Check the store aisles for sales and clearance tags. As much as 50% of the weeks’ sales are not advertised.
Watch for signs in the store, telling you you’ll get certificates/coupons at the register for purchasing these items. The cash back certificate can be used on your next shopping trip.
Some grocery stores, including Wal-mart superstores http://www.walmart.com/ will match competitor’s ads. Just take in the sale ads from all your local grocers to that store and you’ll get the sale prices from the ads. It saves time and money.
America’s Family Financial Expert (R)
We finished our tour with a big bang–a tire blow out, that is! NEW TIP: When you rent a car in Europe, purchase the “tire insurance.” They won’t tell you about it, but you really need it. We had a defective tire on the rental and were glad it didn’t blow while going 130 on the Autobahn, but we didn’t realize that you have to purchase tire insurance separately!
That didn’t stop our last two days in Europe, though! After our three hour delay, we headed down to Bavaria and Wendy took us on a great new adventure—driving through the Black Forest at night on winding mountain roads, trying to find our hotel right by Neuschwanstein! She made it through to our wonderful hotel, which was about 200 feet from the castle and was the caretakers “cottage.”
We went back to Germany and spoke in Spangdahlem with the tour. We actually gave 7 presentations that day and my kids were not surprised to find out that I did NOT lost my voice (hey! I resemble that remark!). The people we’ve met on this trip have been amazing, we are so proud of our military and their families in Europe.
After our tour at Spang, we went just outside of the base (about 30 minutes) on the AUTBAHN (Wendy was cruising at 130) and visited the oldest city in Europe, Trier. It was founded in or before 16BC. The Roman Empire subdued the Treveri in the 1st Century and left their mark in structures like the Porta Nigra (that I’m standing in front of). It was amazing to experience!
We had some German coffee and Pastries and are on our way to the last part of the tour–Bavaria.
“America’s Family Financial Expert” (R)
We landed at Heathrow and then traveled to Lakenheath and Mildenhall, having dinner with some great friends, the Sierts. Kara Siert is a special friend whose story is published in “1/2 Price Living” and she created all kinds of welcome artwork for our visit as well. I had the privilege of sharing a book table with Kara when I spoke at both bases and she was gracious enough to allow me to tell her story in front of the wonderful military audiences.
The people we meet on this trip is the best part of it all. New friends, old friends and no foes in sight (unless you count the Lamborghini that passed us on the autobahn in Germany going 150 MPH.) The audiences in England were BRILLIANT!
Our message is one that we hope encouarges those in the audience to be proud that they are Americans and realize how very special their service in the military is in the big world scheme of life. These men and women were handed their books and I shook their hands, thanking them for their service their faces said, “I’m so proud to serve. You made me feel special and that what I do for a living really matters.” They verbazlied their thoughts and thanks. The very best part of the day was when we saw that they caught the vision of their worth to us and to other Americans.
After a truly gratifying day, Wendy and I slept like babies and were on the road at 7:00 AM the next day (today) to go to England–the next leg on our tour. Tomorrow we have another 15 hour day, beginning with interviews, several presentations at two bases and then a 2.5 hour car trip to London.
God bless you and God bless America!
America’s Family Financial Expert (R)
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