With A Side Of Thriftiness

The Life of a HouseWife… with a side of Thriftiness!


This week, the Oberlin IGA has Gold Peak Tea (18.5 oz) on sale for $1 each.  Hurry over to Coupons.com to print your $0.75/1 Gold Peak Tea.  IGA doubles coupons up to $0.99.  This is a $0.50 MONEY MAKER for you!  YAY 🙂

*Note: In past Money Maker items at IGA, they don’t give overage (as in they will not give you $0.50 out of the register).  BUT, they do apply it to the rest of your purchases!

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Rain in the April Savings at Convenient!

Convenient Food Marts have released their ad for the week of 4/13! Check out all the SAVINGS!

ALSO, this coupon is still LIVE! You can get $2.00 off per pound of Deli Cheese at select Convenient Food Marts in Lorain & Summit Counties thru 4/19 🙂

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Easter Happenings for the KIDS

Click the above picture for a  list of several Easter Egg Hunts and Activities in North East OHIO!


$ave on Your VET Bill

A bad quality of picture, but GREAT $avings!   In this week’s local circular, there was a coupon for $10 off any Veterinary Service of $30+!  Who would’ve thought that you can save at the vets!  Well you can!  Check out their site for even MORE savings, click HERE.

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Oberlin Easter Festivities

Many communities host their own Easter Festivities, such as Easter Egg Hunts for the kiddies! Check your community for the happenings near you!


This pic was snapped from the local circular that arrived in the mail yesterday!  Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & The Spring Egg Hunt!

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$2.00 off CHEESE


NOTE!  This is a Convenient Food Mart Coupon, only valid in their stores in Lorain & Summit Counties.  This if valid thru 4/19/12 on any ONE POUND+ of Deli Cheese.

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Find a Circular!

If you missed this week’s newspaper ad inserts and you don’t have the time to visit each and every store’s online circular, Cleveland.com has posted all of the current week’s circulars in one spot!  This will save you time and hopefully money,too!

Click the above image to be re-directed!

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Save on Salami

**Be sure to read the above details… valid only in Lorain & Summit Counties! Valid thru 4/5!

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FREE Make & Take Kiddie Craft Today at GMPL

If you’re looking for a fun and free activity for your child, head over to The Grafton Midview Public Library today. While supplies last, your kiddos can create a Spring Sun Catcher! Just go to the Library’s Children’s Department to join in on the fun! For further details! You can call the Library at 440-926-3317.

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Couponing with “Our Family”

In my last post I spoke of the brand “Our Family,” now offering coupons.  These coupons cannot be found in any coupon insert. You must visit their website, click HERE, and you can print a variety of coupons.  Not only can I save money do to their already low prices, but now I can combine those prices with coupons that double at my local IGA (up to $0.99 face value)! Hooray!

Yesterday, I printed off some Our Family coupons and headed out to IGA.  I am not familiar with the pricing and I wanted to find out if it’s cheaper to remain couponing with the Name Brand Products or if I should continue to take advantage of Our Family’s printable coupons.

Here’s what I bought:

I only purchased Our Family products that I had a coupon for.  Here’s the break down:

  • Tub of Soft Spread (64oz): $2.89 – ($0.50 Q x 2 DBL!)  = $1.89
  • Can of Tomato Sauce:  $0.89 – ($0.25 Q x 2 DBL!) = $0.39
  • OJ: $2.99 – ($0.50 Q x 2 DBL!) = $1.99
  • Vegetable Oil (48oz) :  $3.99 – ($0.50 Q x 2 DBL!) = $2.99
  • Vinegar (85oz):  $3.29 – ($0.50 Q x 2 DBL!) = $2.29
  • Frozen Tater Puffs: $3.19 – ($0.50 Q x 2 DBL!) = $2.19
  • Margarine Sticks (1lb):  $1.39 – ($0.25 Q x 2 DBL!) = $0.89
  • BBQ Sauce:  $1.69 – ($0.50 Q x 2 DBL!) = $0.69
  • Pickles – Hamburger Dill Chips: $2.09 – ($0.50 Q x 2 DBL!) = $1.09
  • Toaster Pastries: $2.15 – ($0.50 Q x 2 DBL!) = $1.15
  • Raisin Bran Cereal: $2.99 – ($0.55 Q x 2 DBL!) = $1.89

$27.55 before the coupons were applied.  After coupons my total came to: $16.95, a $avings of 38%.

I’m still not sold on purchasing Off Brand products.  It appears that I still save more buying Name Brand Products with coupons.   For the above mentioned shopping trip, the items that I believe to have gotten a terrific price (per oz) on were:  Vinegar, Tomato Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Pickles and the Toaster Pastries.  What are your thoughts?  Will you coupon with Our Family Products?

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