#9 Most CVS stores have the Sunday Tennessean for $1 Sunday mornings.
Be sure to get there early before they are all gone.
#10 If you have a coupon that is expiring for an item the store is out of, ask
the manager if he will honor it when they restock. Publix has been very
gracious about this for me. MY TIP--YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU
#11 When you need a drugstore item, ex. Zyrtec, DON'T just buy the Zyrtec, take advantage of the RR, ECB's or +UP rewards on products giving you the purchase price back. Add a coupon and use the rewards back to pay for the Zyrtec. RESULT: You get the freebie products and the Zyrtec for what you would have paid for the Zyrtec alone.
#12 Watch out for generic "stealers". Some generic items might "shelf price" be cheaper, however, stores will sneak in a few that are actually higher priced. They know the consumer has a tendency to think generic = cheap and this is not always the case.
#13 Always scan CVS coupons prior to manufacturer coupons for greater savings
#14 Be a powerful couponer through questioning. If you don't ask, you won't know. Don't be afraid to get the facts from store managers. They would much rather you ask than assume.
#15 Freezing Meat---buy your meat as a "Manager's Special" (many meats are marked down first thing in the morning that didn't sell the night before) Most of the time it is highly discounted and you will score BIG to buy these. Take them home divide them in family size portions, put in freezer bags & freeze.
#16 Freezing Ground Beef--- cook up all meat, drain, divide in 1 pound portions, & freeze. Fast easy meals, pull out of the freezer dump in the spaghetti sauce, no waiting for meat to cook. HEAT & EAT! This save a working mom a lot of time.
#17 Freezing Casseroles--- Use that cooked ground beef to mix in with your favorite casserole dish (you can even top with the cheese). Place in aluminum disposable casserole size pans (not metal--it leaves a taste) Cover with foil, mark with a sharpie date & description. Can go from freezer to oven with no thawing and cooks in about 1 hour. So get the kids bathed, do the nightly chores and let dinner cook itself! GREAT MEAL WITH LITTLE EFFORT when it's needed most.