Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sales Trends...

I found this list on and thought I would pass it along. It's kind of obvious, but still good information.

When an item is "in season" (best price of the year),
then that is the time to STOCKPILE!!

Soda, chips, paper plates, party items, diet items (ha ha! that one's funny)


Frozen Food, cleaning supplies

Refried Beans, Salsa, Mexican Food

June & July
Picnic & BBQ items, Mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, BBQ Sauce, Marinades, Napkins, Paper Plates, Plastic Cups, Popsicles, Ice Cream, Frozen Treats

Back to School, School Supplies,

October - December (Holiday Season
Baking Supplies, Flour, Sugar, Chocolate, Shortening, Holiday Dinner items, Turkey, Ham, Pies etc.....

Friday, December 5, 2008

Organizing Coupons

I've decided to re-organize my coupons by category instead of date. I know some of you coupon women already use the baseball card sheet protectors and I think this is what I want to try. Having the coupons in a binder instead of a file drawer is so much more practical for me. I looked at Walmart today for these sheets and they only sold them in a binder all shrink wrapped together for $20. No thanks! On ebay the it looks like I could get them at about .15 cents per page. For those of you who use this kind of system, how many pages do you need? I'm guessing that there are around 50 coupons a week. Do I need about 100 pages? 900 slots? More? Less? Please help!
Does anybody know where I could get these at a better deal? Thanks.