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Print Your Coupons
The end of the month is just two days away. Print your coupons before they're gone. New coupons will be listed on November 1, 2010. I've printed some favorites and will hold them in hopes of a sale. Print this one out for some cheap sugar: Smartsource: Dixie Crystals Sugar $0.75/1 This will double to $1.50 at both Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter. The last time I had this coupon, ...
Kraft Shredded Cheese for $0.88 a Bag
I've told you before and I'll tell you again- I LOVE cheese! I don't think I go a day without eating some type of cheese. And usually I have 6-8 different types in my fridge at a time. Cheese is pretty pricey so anytime I can get a good deal on it, I stock up. This week there's a great deal going on at Lowe's Food stores. So here's the steal: All bags of shredded Kraft Cheese are on sal...
Harris Teeter Super Doubles!!
It's happening again! Harris Teeter is doing “Super Doubles” from November 3-9. With plenty of advanced notice, now's the time to gather all your high value coupons so that you are prepared next Wednesday. For those of you that are new to couponing, “Super Doubles” means that they will double any coupon up to $1.98. However, the upc barcode on the coupon must begin with a number ...
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
So my little "Harriet Potter" has been having a BLAST with the PS3 Lego Harry Potter game and as if that wasn't enough, my In-Laws got her the coolest Lego set around. It's the Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle! This isn't the ordinary "Lego" set that I grew up with. This Lego set has hinges and doors, flames on torches, stairs that swivel, and much, much more. It's AMAZING! My In-Laws had as...
Happy 5th Birthday, Emma!!!
My baby is turning 5 today. She is SOOO excited about this age, and the fact that the dentist told her 2 days ago that her two bottom teeth were loose. I keep telling her she's going to look like a jack-o-lantern but she doesn't seem to mind:) I received the Picaboo book in the mail yesterday and it's all wrapped up and ready for Emma to open up. It came out REALLY nice. Can't believe I...
Free Picaboo Photobook!
I just found out from My Baton Rouge Mommy that Picaboo is offering new customers a FREE large Classic book from October 15 to 25th by using code FALLBK. I'm a little behind on my photobooks these days, so I spent the day today working on Emma's birthday party from last year. I've always loved scrapbooking but can't seem to find the time lately. Making a photobook is similar to scrapbook...
How to Get 5 Packages of Cheese for $3.38
I LOVE cheese! I should have probably been born a mouse:) It's one of those foods that I can eat every single day and I never get tired of it. I was thrilled to get 5 packages of it at Harris Teeter for only $3.38 today. I picked up 4 bags of shredded cheese and 1 package of Cracker Barrel Cheddar slices. All of them were on sale. The shredded cheeses were on sale 2 for $4 and the...
Groupon: Top Deals for September 3
I LOVE Groupon! I purchased 3 different ones this year.  The first was for a 90-minute massage from Massage Envy for only $49 (Retails for $114).  The second one was for a Gap store certificate for $25 (Retails for $50) and the most recent one was for Papa Murphy's Pizza.  This one was only $8 and it retails for $20.  Someone's having pizza in the next couple days! Here's the list of th...
Vita Mix Blender – The Kitchen Appliance No Home Should Be Without
I've got to be honest with you. I hate infomercials. I also don't care much for sales Kiosks where fast-talking snake oil salesmen wearing headset microphones attempt to mesmerize you with their clever words and trivial knowledge. In fact, the Vita Mix blender Kiosk at our local Costco had been up and running for several months before we finally approached it during one of our latest visits. Prior...
Today Only: Get $50 Worth of Gap Apparel for ONLY $25
Groupon is having a wonderful deal today. You can get $50 worth of Gap Apparel (including sale items) for ONLY $25. This deal is valid at all the Gap Stores. Don't miss out- you can use this for back-to-school shopping or even for holiday gifts. The certificate is valid for use through November 19, 2010.

Year-long Guide to What’s Cheapest When

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The Coupon Queen, Jill Cataldo, of Super-Couponing says that “in addition to the constantly rotating 12-week price cycle at the grocery store, there’s also a year-long cycle in which various products are featured at deeper discounts during certain times.”

She shared a month-by-month guide to all the sale items you should expect to see throughout the year.

Here is that handy guide:

January: Hot cereals, chili, bagged chips and 2-liters of soda. Remember, it’s Super Bowl this month. Much of the year-long promotional cycle for retailers corresponds to key dates and celebrations in the regular seasonal and holiday calendar.

February: Canned Food Month. It’s a great time to stock up on canned fruits and vegetables.

March: National Frozen Food Month. This is the lowest cycle low for frozen foods. This is a wonderful time to stock up, especially if you own a second freezer!

April: Natural and organic. Because Earth Day is held in April, there are many promotions on natural, healthy and organic products.

May: Summer lead-in promotions will bring good prices on anything barbecue- and cookout-related, because Memorial Day is approaching. Look for good prices on condiments, ground meat, burger patties and buns, paper plates and salad dressings.

June: National Dairy Month. This month marks the lowest price points for dairy products in the year-long cycle. While it’s not easy to stock up on milk or ice cream you can at least enjoy lower prices on milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream in June. Remember to bring those prices down even more by using coupons.

July: Mid-summer promotions feature more of the same items featured in May. Look for more deals on condiments and meat (steaks and pork chops, especially) and deals on charcoal, bug repellant and soda.

August: Breakfast focus. Look for good prices on cereals, frozen waffles and toaster pastries. School supply deals will be in full swing, too.

September: Back to School and National Organic Month. School lunch snacks (pudding cups, fruit snacks, granola bars) will all be on sale. Packaged lunchmeats and cheese will take a price dip here, too, as will many organic products.

October: Frozen Food Festival is the second cycle-low for frozen foods. Note that it’s exactly six months after National Frozen Food Month! Baking season begins here, too, and we’ll see sugar, flour, baking products and cake/cookie mixes on sale.

November: Hot beverages. Tea, coffee and cocoa will all be on sale. Canned soup will also take a nice dip in price. And, of course, anything remotely Thanksgiving-related will be on sale, too: stuffing mixes, cranberry sauce, pie crusts and the like.

December: It’s party platter month! Deals abound on cold cuts, cheeses, crackers, chips, dips and anything related to entertaining. Hams will drop in price, as will potatoes, both regular baking potatoes and sweet potatoes.

I would recommend keeping this list in your coupon organizer. This way, you know which items to look for on any given month and when it’s a good time to stock up on a specific item.

Special thanks to Jill Cataldo for this wonderful list!

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