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Let’s Talk Coupons! #cdnmoney Twitter Chat RSVP

Join us for the next #cdnmoney Twitter Chat to learn about couponing in Canada. RSVP at christaclips.com to be eligible to win PRIZES!

Join us for the next #cdnmoney Twitter Chat to learn about couponing in Canada. Follow your hosts @commomcentsmom @christaclips and tweet with the hasthag #cdnmoney – RSVP at christaclips.com to be eligible to win PRIZES!

We’re talking coupons, coupons, and nothing but coupons on the #cdnmoney Twitter Chat on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 7-8pm ET. Join host Hollie of CommonCentsMom.com and guest host Save-at-Home-Mom Christa Clips as we discuss practical couponing tips:

  • What are the best coupon apps?
  • What does all that fine print mean?
  • Can we really save money by couponing here in Canada?
  • Have you ever seen coupons in Canada for ___________?

Ask your couponing questions, share some of your savvy, and connect with other money mindful tweeps!

RSVP here and engage in our Twitter chat to be eligible to Win PRIZES! 2 lucky #cdnmoney twitter chat participants will win:

  • $25 in Canadian Coupons from Orville Redenbacher
  • Canadian Coupons for a 6 month supply of Cottonelle

To be eligible to WIN prizes:

  1. follow your #cdnmoney twitter chat hosts @CommonCentsMom and @ChristaClips
  2. RSVP (using linky below) prior to the end of the twitter chat at 8pm ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
  3. engage by tweeting and RTing during the #cdnmoney chat  – ask your questions about couponing and share your savvy savings tips!
  4. #cdnmoney twitter chats are open to an international audience, but only those residing in Canada with a valid Canadian mail address are eligible to win the prizes this week: they’re Canadian coupons and would be of little to no value to those residing in other countries. New participants are always welcome!

New to #cdnmoney twitter chats? Common Cents Mom aka Hollie Pollard, is the host of the #cdnmoney money chat on Twitter each Tuesday evening and is considered one of the 75 most influential mom bloggers in Canada.She blogs about life and how to live it well on a budget (needless to say, I think she’s swell!). Check out Hollie’s post about “How to Participate in a Twitter Chat” and don’t hesitate to drop a line in the comments below if we can help get you all set-up to join us!

We look forward to chatting with you about coupons at Tuesday’s #cdnmoney Twitter Chat!

Hollie & Christa

October Tally: oh how I love Shoppers Drug Mart!

imageMy October Coupon Tally has almost reached the half way mark and I’m happy to report that by just using coupons, I’ve saved over $180 so far this month!  Couponing plays a substantial part in my new role as a Save-At-Home-Mom and I spent about half an hour this weekend prepping my list & coupons in my binder, and then an hour at Shoppers Drug Mart carefully executing the plan on the spreadsheet.   Many would question whether it’s worth the effort, but by my calculations, I saved $182.94 with coupons and sale prices during that hour and a half – that’s $121/hr!

My trip to Shoppers Drug Mart on Sunday cost me 70% less than if I’d bought these items at full price and without coupons, and that doesn’t even include the $20 in gift cards that were being offered to those who spent $75 or more.  (I say “being offered” because unfortunately our store ran out 2 hours before I got there and I missed out on the perk.)  You can read all about my trip to Shoppers Drug Mart in my post on Canadian Coupons.net.  We also saved $6 at the movies by using another coupon from my Entertainment Coupon Guide – love love love that book and the we all enjoyed seeing Disney’s Brave on the big screen!

Here’s my monthly tally so far:

Day 1 – 12 coupons used for $13.96 in savings (see post)

Day 2 – 13 coupons used for $62.85 in savings (see post)

Day 4 – 1 coupon used for $1 in savings (see post)

Day 5 – 6 coupons used for $7 in savings (see post)

Day 6 – 7 coupons used for $14.99 in savings

Day 7 – 1 coupon used for $6 in savings (see combined Day 6-7 post)

Day 11 – 9 coupons used for $29.95 in savings (see post)

Day 14 – 22 coupons used for $45.50 in savings (check out my Coupon Tally.pdf file for complete details of today’s shopping trip)

Month to date:  $181.25 saved by using coupons

Extreme?  I dunno.  But for a Save-At-Home Mom trying to stretch our earnings as far as possible, I’m pleased with the numbers.

October Coupon Tally – I’ve Cleared $100!

imageI’ve already used more than $100 worth of coupons this month and there are still 3 weeks to go! The savings highlight of the weekend was certainly my trip to Shoppers Drug Mart for their 18,500 Bonus Optimum Points Event.  Sending the kids and hubs to the cinema with this Entertainment Book coupon takes the silver medal, though!  You can read all about my SDM trip, tips for earning more Optimum points, and more importantly my tricks for stretching their value TWICE as far in my post on Canadian Coupons.

Here’s my coupon count so far this month:

Day 1 – 12 coupons used for $13.96 in savings (see post)

Day 2 – 13 coupons used for $62.85 in savings (see post)

Day 3 – nadda!

Day 4 – 1 coupon used for $1 in savings (see post)

Day 5 – 6 coupons used for $7 in savings (see post)

Day 6 – 7 coupons used for $14.99 in savings

Day 7 – 1 coupon used for $6 in savings

Day 8 – Happy Thanksgiving – no shopping for me today!

Month to date:  $105.80 saved by using coupons

If you’d like to see full details about the coupons I used this weekend including where they came from and where I redeemed them, check out my Coupon Tally .pdf spreadsheet (afterall, we all know how much couponers love their spreadsheets!).

Imagine a yearly average of  $3,000 in coupon savings?

Clearly I need to re-guesstimate my prediction for this month’s savings (it’s the first time I’ve ever kept tally) – I’m going to set my sights on the $250 mark.  Imagine a yearly average of  $3,000 in coupon savings?  Clipping certainly plays a big role in our  family’s Save-At-Home-Mom strategy.