Couponing in Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland

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Thanks Mashup Mom!

I wanted to write a quick post about a great website that tailors to my area.  Based out of Villa Park Illinois, Mashup Mom has great information not only for Northwest Indiana, but Chicagoland as well.  Finally, a place that I can call home.

When reading about Rachel, the creator, you learn that she’s a former librarian.  It shows.  Her site is easy to navigate and thorough.  Complete with match-ups, informative posts, online deals, and much more.

A super feature is Crunchy Friday which rounds up the week’s best organic, natural, green, and gluten and other allergen free deals.  Including a list of links to coupons on these items.  This is something that I rarely see in conjunction with couponing.

One of the highlights is a printable list for each store.  What’s so spiffy about these lists?  You can customize it quite a bit.  Who doesn’t want to save ink!  Just look for this button at the bottom of the post you’d like to print.  Print Friendly

A few of the stores I had been wanting to find match-ups for were:  Jewel-Osco, Strack & Van Til, Ultra (Town & Country), and Meijer.  They can all be found there and many more.  So, check this site out if you live in these areas.  Mashupmom.com

Happy Couponing!

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I Heart Copy and Paste! Shopping too!

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Earlier I was making out my lists for Walgreens and CVS this week and I just had to express how much I appreciate copy and paste.  I make so many changes to my lists at times, and it’s such a time saver.  I use it for all kinds of things, but I suppose I use it most for couponing.  I can take bits from Krazy Coupon Lady, Coupon Mom, Mummy Deals, and just about any other couponing blog on my favorites list and put it all in one document.  Not only is great for printing, but I can save the document and use it for a reference at a later date.  Giving me an extra ability to figure out cycles in sales at the places I shop in the process!

There are quite a few deals this week at Walgreens and CVS.  Click on the links to see them if you’d like.  Lots of RR and EB deals.  I heart those too!  ❤

However, I can think of one downfall to such ease in making lists.  I keep making them.  Which means I keep shopping.  I’ve went grocery shopping five times in the last month.  Did I need to?  Ummm, probably not.  The deals have been fantastic in my area and the thought of passing them up makes me cringe.  This is the point where I start to wonder about being addicted to saving.  There is just something so satisfying about coming home without the guilt of spending WAY too much and seeing my family’s faces smiling in anticipation of what I’ll pull out of the bags this time.

Last night, my husband even said (and I may hold him to this as my passion for savings grows along with my stockpile), “The freezer is full …just the way I like it.”.  I felt like I could burst with happiness.  I’m sure getting to have mommy time so frequently lately…might play a role in my happiness too.  Especially, when you worry the hubby is going to get tired of “babysitting” and he’s actually quite happy with your feats!

In the midst of all of this shopping and life…I have been working on part two to Spending Money to Save Money.  As well as part three and four.  I’m hoping to get part two finished by this coming Wednesday.  Thanks to all of you for your support!

By the way, the only thing that could make list-making easier for me would be finding a blog or website with match-ups dedicated to my specific area or stores.  I’ve found a few websites that can help you find them, but what I’m looking for doesn’t seem to come up for my part of Northwest Indiana.  So, if anyone knows of one, and is willing to share, I think I’ll love you forever!!!  Hope all of you are lucky enough to find your local niche!

Happy Couponing!