Spend Smarter!

It is all about spending smarter - Why spend money you do not have to??
The Deal Diva appears in the Charlotte Observer on Sunday in the Business/Moneywise section! Thanks to all of you for reading!!
Check out MOM Charlotte - this is a great website and offers lots of great information. http://mom.charlotte.com/
Send me tips by leaving comments on this blog! Or email me at thedealdiva@bellsouth.net I would love to share your great ideas!!
How to Best Use The List :
* The lists are current store specials with recent coupons from Sunday coupon inserts found in the newspaper.
For additional coupons use RedPlum.com, Coupons.com, and SmartSource.com
BOGO deals are generally the best deals out there especially if you have a coupon. Remember you do not have to buy two to get the special price. If you want to buy two make sure you have two coupons to save the most!!
Part of being a savvy shopper is staying organized. Try going through your coupon organizer every few weeks to discard old coupons.
If a coupon says "ANY" and does not specify " does not include trail size" then you can get the smallest size possible and it is perfectly legit to do so. Some of the best coupons say "ANY" and I have gotten tons of trail size products, great items to donate!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

RUMOR Alert!!

Some of the best sources on the internet claim that Harris Teeter will be offering TRIPLE coupons starting on April 29th. This is very out of character for HT - They typically offer TRIPLE coupons once a quarter. They just had a TRIPLE coupon week just 5 weeks ago!! Get ready and get organized!!
The rules are simple. You may only use 20 coupons at a time. Every coupon with a face value of less that $.99 will be tripled in value. So that means a $.75 coupon for Colgate is worth $2.25!!
So how do you make the most of this time?
Get Organized go through all of your coupons and select all the high value coupons out.
Make sure all of the selected coupons you are going to use have not expired.
The best times to shop are Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, Saturday morning and Sunday morning. So you may need to go several times to get all the great deals.
Even though you maybe on toothpaste or deodorant “restriction” if you can get a great deal on those types of items do it and donate it. Many churches and local agencies would love to have items you get for next to nothing!

Good Luck and have fun.