It’s hard to believe that April is already almost half way gone! I can honestly say that I now fully understand the old saying that “time flies.”  Mother’s day is around the corner, summer is almost here…. Wow!

I had a very important reminder today on the benefits of shopping around for pricing. I needed to purchase ink cartridges for my printer and my initial response was to go to the website where I made my last purchase. But, I remembered to check to see if the site had an online coupon available, or if that site participated in Ebates.

If you’re not familiar with Ebates, it’s a shopping portal that often offers discount codes as well as a rebate for shopping at participating online stores. Another similar site is Mr. Rebates. After checking these sites, I found another online store that had the items I needed at a savings of about $10 less than where I had purchased before. Ebates had a 10% off the entire purchase coupon code. And, on top of that, I will get a 12.5% rebate on my purchase. So, overall, I saved $15! It only took me a few minutes to do the research before purchasing.  So, be sure to take the time to check out these online rebate sites before shopping online. And don’t forget to check on CouponChief for discount codes as well. However, please note that you must go to the online rebate site FIRST and select the store from there before making your purchase in order for the rebate to be applied to your account.

I hope you find this information useful!

Now for some other good stuff!

All You Magazine March 2012 Coupon List – Deal Seeking Mom has been kind enough to provide a list of coupons that are in Walmart’s All You Magazine for April.  You can check it out here  to see if you want to stop by and pick up a copy. I believe it retails for $2.49 per issue if you buy it at Walmart, but you can get a subscription for $1.66 per issue here.  However, I will tell you that sometimes the subscription version has fewer coupons than the newsstand version.

Walmart Deals – If you’re a Walmart shopper, I highly recommend checking out  Iheartthemart.com for the best deals.

For local calendar events:

For Delray Beach, click here.

For Boynton Beach, click here.

For Boca Raton, click here.

Now, on to the deals this week!

Know the Lingo
BOGO – Buy one, get one free
SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores
Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off
Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles
All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription

Whole Foods:  Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons.

Publix Greenwise:  Click here for their weekly ads.

Many thanks to IHeartPublix.com for their great tips on shopping at Publix!

For Publix “super deals” list for 4/9-4/18/12, please click here.

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups for 4/9-4/18/12, please click here.

Renita's Favorite Money-Saving Sites

http://www.simplycvsshopping.com/

http://www.specials.publix.com

http://www.iheartpublix.com

http://www.iheartwags.com

http://www.iheartcvs.com

http://www.cvsdeals.gather.com

http://publixpennypincher.blogspot.com

http://www.southernsavers.com

http://frugalityisfree.com

http://getadealdude.com

http://claimsqueen.com/

http://www.thesimpledollar.com

http://www.iheartthemart.com

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Renita is a resident of Palm Beach County, and author of “Wow! You Saved How Much?” For more information, visit her website at http://wowyousavedhowmuch.com.

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