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Thursday, December 24, 2009

$1 off Starbucks Icecream !!!

$1 off Starbucks® Ice Cream !!!

Simply fill out the form and click 'print offer' to get your coupon, redeemable where you buy groceries. If you have never printed coupons before, you may be asked to install a Coupon Printer from

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Coupon Bar Code Decoding

Look closely at the barcode on the coupon. That is what tells the POS (point of sale) computer how much credit to give you. The barcode does not always agree with the printed words. You may be able to save money by using the offer that's encoded in the barcode instead of the wording. Reading the coupon as well as the barcode (while ignoring the pictured item) can save you even more money!

Anatomy of a coupon barcode:
1-22222-33344-5 (6666)7-88888 and possibly 9999

1 - a 5 or 9 (sometimes 99) for mfr coupons (& not followed by 00000). A coupon that starts with a 5 can double, even if it says "do not double" (dnd) on it. A coupon that starts with a 9 will not automatically double, but of course it can be done manually.

22222 - five-digit manufacturer code

333 - three-digit family code; when used with the mfr code, it tells which item(s) the coupon is good on. Often the coupon's family includes many items that are not listed on the coupon, but the POS will recognize them.

A trailing zero digit in the family code is used like a wildcard. A family code of 000 has 3 wildcards, 100 has 2 wildcards, 110 and 010 have one, and 001 has none.

So, if you know that Product Z is in the 146 family, then you could use any of these family-coded coupons on Product Z: 146, 140, 100, 000. If the family code is 000 then the coupon is good on ANY product from that mfr.

Family code 992 is for "no product verification". Technically, the 992 is a message to the *computer* to not verify whether you bought the item. Its intended use is for things that don't fall into a 'regular' family - like '$1 off any Heinz X or Campbell's Y or BallPark Z'. Wine tags are often 992's because if you get to save off *any* seafood, there's no way to know which seafood you will choose, and no other way to encode it.

44 - two-digit value code. This tells the computer how much credit you get for the coupon. The one value code that always raises a flag is 00, which is specifically for checker intervention. No matter what, this coupon will beep - even if it's a 992. Many stores will also flag frees (01) so that the actual price may be written in. There is at least one chain that flags ALL frees, even b1g1f (14), b2g1f (16), b3g1f (19), b4g1f (02). Monga has some really good links here
including a link to the table of value codes. Print this out and keep it in your coupon binder, it's a great reference tool.

Often the value code does not match the printed words. As you look through the table you just printed, you'll notice there are NO codes that require a purchase of more than 4 items. The next time you see a coupon that tells you to buy 6, check the value code - chances are good that you only need to buy 3 or 4 for the POS to give you the credit.

There is no way to encode "buy this, get that free" unless it is in the offer code (see below). Those coupons are encoded as "get that free" (or "checker intervention"). Again, frees may be flagged at your store.

5 - single "check" digit, used by the computer to help it verify that it scanned the barcode correctly.

(6666) - code for which coupon format and/or redemption clearinghouse to use.

7 - additional digit to identify the mfr

88888 - offer code, supposedly for mfr's use. May contain further data about the coupon offer, may be readable by the store. YMMV.

9999 - optional. If it appears, it is the expiration date, coded as MMYY. All coupons expire at the end of the month, there is no way to encode a specific date. Not all stores can read this info.

Keep in mind that different stores may have programmed their POS systems to handle coupons differently. What works at Store X may not work the same at Store Y. It will probably take some experimenting to determine what your store's POS does.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mousse Temptations By Jell-O

Caramel Crème Mousse
Calories: 60; Total Fat: 3g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 1g; Fiber: 0g

Chocolate Indulgence Mousse
Calories: 60; Total Fat: 3g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 2g; Fiber: Less than 1g

Dark Chocolate Mousse
Calories: 60; Total Fat: 2.5g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 2g; Fiber: 1g

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving Coupon Savings!

1) For all of your turkey needs how about some Butterball coupons?

2) Heinz® HomeStyle Gravy coupon

3) Idahoan Instant Potatoes Coupon (coupon on the left hand side.)

4) SAVE 50¢ on the purchase of 2 cans of LIBBY's VEGETABLES

5) This coupon can be used for $1 off on ANY frozen Sara Lee dessert! Anything from pie to cheesecake!

6) King's Hawaiian Rolls coupon! (click "special offer" to get the coupon!)

I will add more later if I find anything!
To feel better combine this cold and flu season use this recipe spiced tea with lemon theraflu! Here is a $2 off theraflu printable coupon !

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cash back debit card! Why not get paid to pay your bills !?!

I LOVE my rewards cards. I have a rewards credit card through Visa that I use on occasion BUT my favorite reward card is a my PayPal Premiere Business Card! It is a debit card that I have linked to my bank account via my PayPal account. I currently ear 1.5% cash back on all signature purchases. I use it as a "coupon" for EVERYTHING I buy from the PS2 I bought at Walmart for my husband using the click through rebate site Ebates. I even pay my bills using my PayPal debit card! I LOVE getting 1.5% cash back on my power bill! I love even more being able to combine coupons + sale price with the 1.5% cash back!

The PayPal Debit Card is not a credit card. It does however give you instant access to your PayPal account. You can use it at ATMs anywhere in the world or anywhere MasterCard is accepted. If you use your PayPal Debit Card as credit (any purchase you do not use you pin number for) you earn cash back.
Application Requirements:
  • PayPal user for at least 60 days
  • Should have Premier or Business account
  • Should register credit card with PayPal account
  • Account must be linked to bank account in order to be verified
  • Earn 1.5% cash back everytime you make a purchase (you have to be enrolled in the PayPal Preferred Rewards Program).
  • 100% protection against unauthorized charges (fraud and theft)
  • No annual fees
You can use the PayPal Debit Card like a normal debit card issued by your bank. It lets you withdraw money from ATMs ($1 per withdrawal fee) and make debit purchases with a PIN. When you use your PayPal Debit Card, your PayPal account funds or balance are used first. As an option, you can provide a backup funding source for your debit card in case you need to purchase something that costs more than your available funds. As a security measure, the debit card has a daily limit of $3,000.00 USD spending limit and a $400.00 USD ATM limit.
Click here to sign up for PayPal and apply for a PayPal Debit Card or to learn more about it.

Online Rebates!

I wanted to let you know about this website that I found called Mr. Rebates.

What is Mr. Rebates? It's an online shopping mall where you get cash-back rebates plus money-saving coupons on any purchase that you make through their partner stores. You can shop at hundreds of online stores like Dell, Office Depot, Old Navy, Macy's, Best Buy and many more. You can get up to 30% cash-back!

Take a look at the site when you get a chance. Why pay full price online when you can get a cash back discount on ALL of your online shopping? Membership is FREE and there are absolutely no strings attached. You will also get a $5.00 bonus added to your account for joining today!

Barnes & Noble Dell eBay Office Depot Old Navy

Other good Online Rebate sites include Ebates and Bing !

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cuppycake's Coupon Corner

My very favorite online source for coupon codes is :

Thanks for taking the time to learn about the RetailMeNot service.


Did you know when buying items and services online there are often great discounts readily available?

During the payment process many online stores will have a field to enter a coupon or promotion code. Entering a special code will give you a discounted rate or free extras.


STEP 1: Make a note of the online store you are buying something from. For example:
Or even just:

STEP 2: Visit

STEP 3: Enter the address from step 1 into the box and press the "Get Coupons" button

STEP 4: You should now be presented with any coupons available for that store. Make a note of them.

STEP 5: Click the 'use it' link next to the coupon and proceed to enter your coupon code when asked at checkout.

With any luck you should now have a great discount or bonus!

I just recently use a coupon code from retailmenot to buy some of my favorite coffee from a company called Boca Java. If you have never tried Boca Java you are seriously missing out on some great coffee! They are a roast on demand company with a large variety of specailty coffees. My personal favorite is the Chocolate Hazelnut Heaven!
Right now they have an amazing deal! 4 Bags of Coffee with FREE Shipping at Boca Java. Purchase Now!