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Tips for Savvy Shopping

By: Stacy Ellison
By: Stacy Ellison

DEBBIE MORRIS IS A SAVINGS GURU. SHE SAYS SHE REGULARLY SAVES HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON GROCERIES AND GETS OTHER THINGS COMPLETELY FREE.

WE PUT HER TO THE TEST - AND WENT SHOPPING WITH HER TO SEE THE SAVINGS FOR OURSELVES.

HERE'S THE BREAKDOWN OF HOW DEBBIE DOES IT:

ABOUT 75 PERCENT OF HER COUPONS COME FROM THE PAPER - SHE CLIPS FROM BOTH THE HERALD LEADER AND THE COURIER JOURNAL FROM LOUISVILLE.

SHE SIGNS UP FOR FREE SAMPLES ONLINE WHICH USUALLY COME WITH MORE COUPONS.

SHE WATCHES STORE SALE CYCLES AND SHOPS ON DAYS WHEN HER STORE HAS LOTS OF SPECIALS.

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Text from Tuesday's Chat:

[wilson9204] 4:58 pm: How does the scanning coupons on like your kroger card?

[] 5:03 pm: Wilson, you load the coupons on your card via different websites like Kroger.com or Shortcuts.com or PGESavers.com

[wilson9204] 5:05 pm: Thank You! Where can you find more coupons to print out?

[] 5:07 pm: Wilson,

[] 5:09 pm: The best place to start would be either grocery store websites or manufacturer websites (like Kroger or Walmart or Proctor and Gamble, Johnson and Johnson or General Mills.) They all have resources for coupons you can print out or load on to cars.

[wilson9204] 5:11 pm: Thank you very much. We are a family of 4 and we spend about 150.00 a week on just groceries. Trying to find a way to save.

[] 5:13 pm: I hope that helps. Thanks for watching and have a great day

[Angela] 5:18 pm: What is the website called that you can get free stuff from?

[estivers] 5:19 pm: What websites do you download coupons from?

[mari] 5:19 pm: i do not know does any one else?

[debmorris] 5:19 pm: If you go on www.bluegrassmoms.com you can get all the links from my weekly column

[mari] 5:19 pm: thanks

[lnvinfinity] 5:19 pm: do you know of any good freebie sites...?

[] 5:19 pm: Hello everyone! Debbie "The Fru-Gal" is joining us tonight

[Sam McCall] 5:20 pm: Hi Stacy and Debbie

[Sam McCall] 5:20 pm: and everyone

[Sam McCall] 5:20 pm: Debbie what Kroger do you shop at?

[debmorris] 5:21 pm: On my blog on www.bluegrassmoms.com called The Fru-Gal I blog savings all week

[Sam McCall] 5:21 pm: Is Deb here yet?

[wilson9204] 5:21 pm: Where can you get freebies?

[] 5:21 pm: Debbie- I must say everyone here at the station is amazed at your shopping talents!

[] 5:21 pm: Sam- Debbie is here!

[debmorris] 5:21 pm: The story was filmed at the Beaumont Kroger that is the Kroger I usually shop at

[debmorris] 5:22 pm: Every Kroger store has different manager specials so don't limited yourself to just one

[Sam McCall] 5:22 pm: It's Mike's wife here from hockey.

[CowboyTy] 5:22 pm: If I don't have a computer to print off online coupons, what is my other option?

[] 5:22 pm: Sam and Wilson- Welcome back. Thanks for coming back from last night. Anyone else you is joining us for the second time, welcome as well. I just happened to remember those two names!

[Tina] 5:23 pm: savvy shopper

[phoneman] 5:23 pm: I love your idea of organizing your coupons by the grocery aisle. I seem to forget about coupons that I have.

[debmorris] 5:23 pm: I don't use alot of online coupons most come from the newspaper, magazines and just from all the samples I get

[r2short] 5:23 pm: I get some good coupons in All You magazine

[Sam McCall] 5:23 pm: Do all the Krogers have the same schedule for their sales (specials like Wens & Fri at your's)?

[r2short] 5:24 pm: Glad to see that I'm not the only one couponing

[Mary Lou] 5:24 pm: Mary Lou ...I have seen coupons offered with requirement of name, e-mail address, etc. I don't want to start a flow of ads coming in....??

[debmorris] 5:24 pm: I get a least 20 magazines free every month but the one that I do pay for is All You which is a Walmart magazine they always have great coupons

[CowboyTy] 5:24 pm: What a great service WKYT is doing to help us save money these days!

[r2short] 5:24 pm: Yes I agree

[leigh] 5:25 pm: ok ppl im 16, i have a baby and i need help saveing money. can anyone help me out???

[Sam McCall] 5:25 pm: I clip coupons all the time but I never save that much money. I'm amazed but of course I didn't know your secret.

[debmorris] 5:25 pm: In my weekly column that is in on Thursday I always have plenty of samples to send away for - remember every sample has a free coupon

[Dakota] 5:25 pm: How do you sign up for free offers?

[leigh] 5:25 pm: hello????

[Tina] 5:25 pm: my mom was interested in what you do and so am i we used to clip them from the paper all the time but then it seemed we didn't get very good one mom was wondering where do you get your free samples from

[CowboyTy] 5:26 pm: I did send in for a free tooth paste sample, it was small, but got me through at least a week.

[debmorris] 5:26 pm: Go on www.bluegrassmoms.com then go to blogs you will see my column with all the links right to free stuff

[leigh] 5:26 pm: i dont care about ur mom

[Dakota] 5:26 pm: Thank you !

[Sam McCall] 5:26 pm: I fill out those surveys that come in the mail and they always send me free samples with coupons. It's worth the time.

[MKMWHM] 5:26 pm: I don't but most things that have coupons, buy store brand to save money

[jenni] 5:26 pm: walmart.com is a great place to sign up for samples. they always come really fast

[WKYT Live Chat]: gesv has entered at 5:26 pm

[debmorris] 5:27 pm: In my column you also will see where you sign up to register to get free coupons and samples sent to you.

[r2short] 5:27 pm: Thanks for the tips

[WKYT Live Chat]: jls7339 has entered at 5:27 pm

[april] 5:27 pm: the most i can save is 20 $

[WKYT Live Chat]: estivers has left at 5:27 pm

[leigh] 5:27 pm: i want some tips

[wilson9204] 5:27 pm: Thanks deb!

[debmorris] 5:27 pm: Believe it - Walmart is the best place to get samples Kroger is also starting to do this

[leigh] 5:27 pm: hello????

[dmyers234@yahoo.com] 5:28 pm: i have tried to go online to register for free samples at different sites, but you have to go thru so many other sites to get to register. Do you have a web site that is faster?

[jenni] 5:28 pm: thanks i will check kroger.com

[CowboyTy] 5:28 pm: I fill out those survey questions from mail too....I've got alot of great coupons from responding, and it's FREEEE! They even pay the postage to send it back

[debmorris] 5:28 pm: Remember to sign up on Krogers website to get coupons put right to your card

[Tina] 5:28 pm: well i do worry about my mom and like everyone else on here we admire what debbie is doing and we are interested in how to save like she does

[april] 5:28 pm: how can i save more than 20 $

[jenni] 5:28 pm: i use start sampling and check the forum every day.

[april] 5:28 pm: thank u

[MKMWHM] 5:28 pm: Kroger is to high priced for me

[debmorris] 5:29 pm: There is another website called Cellfire and shortcuts to get coupons loaded right on your card

[r2short] 5:29 pm: Kroger is high, but when using coupons and the sales I save quite a bit

[MKMWHM] 5:29 pm: do Aldi, save a Lot and Walmart

[april] 5:29 pm: is sams club a good place to save money at

[Michael] 5:29 pm: I usually do not go grocery shopping with out coupons

[jenni] 5:29 pm: go to kroger early check the dented can bin and use the coupons. for example for cambells soup.

[debmorris] 5:29 pm: I am a Kroger shopper- I have had many people to the matching prices from different store at Walmart

[CowboyTy] 5:30 pm: If you go to ARM and Hammers website , you can get a free sample of their toothpaste....

[r2short] 5:30 pm: CVS is also a good place to use coupons and get extra care bucks.

[debmorris] 5:30 pm: Remember that Kroger and Meijers double coupons up to 50 cents

[Michael] 5:30 pm: Has anybody gone to coupons.com

[Sam McCall] 5:30 pm: I went to one of the suggested sites last night and filled out all my info for free shampoo & conditioner but then at the end, they wanted me to buy something to get it free. I was disappointed in the time I wasted on that.

[dmyers234@yahoo.com] 5:30 pm: how do you get coupons and saving loaded on your kroger card?

[adping] 5:31 pm: Kroger may be a little more expensive on some items than walmart, but i always seem to spend more at walmart so I try to avoid going their

[Michael] 5:31 pm: doubling coupons is also a great way to save

[adping] 5:31 pm: to get coupons on your kroger card go to kroger.com

[phoneman] 5:31 pm: places use to triple coupons every now and then

[debmorris] 5:31 pm: Rite-Aid, CVS and Walgreens have great rebate programs

[jenni] 5:31 pm: i would love to have a cvs. it seems the best place to get good deals. has any one tried swaggrabber.com. it is updated several times a day

[Michael] 5:31 pm: It seems to me that walmart keeps raising their prices. does anyone agree?

[r2short] 5:32 pm: Yes, I agree

[adping] 5:32 pm: i agree

[wilson9204] 5:32 pm: I agree

[leigh] 5:32 pm: yes i agree

[april] 5:32 pm: i dont

[r2short] 5:32 pm: but I do comp shop at wal-mart

[debmorris] 5:32 pm: I always test what is put on my column. You should never put your credit card in for anything

[leigh] 5:32 pm: i agree

[Tina] 5:32 pm: yes I agree they get you used to shopping there and it isn't fair

[leigh] 5:32 pm: i agree

[leigh] 5:32 pm: i agree

[leigh] 5:32 pm: i agree

[Sam McCall] 5:32 pm: I think leigh agrees, lol

[gesv] 5:33 pm: WHen is your column out?

[r2short] 5:33 pm: I think planning your shopping trip is the key too.

[Michael] 5:33 pm: I usually shop at krogers and saved a bunch

[jenni] 5:33 pm: i also carry a walmart coupon policy with me. sometimes they do not want to accept coupon printed from the internet. this policy gives them all the info they need to accept the coupons

[debmorris] 5:33 pm: I can't say enough about loading coupons on your Kroger card- remember that you can use that coupon plus a clipped coupons - DOUBLE SAVINGS

[Sam McCall] 5:33 pm: Debbie do you buy the Courier Journal on Sundays for coupons? like the HL

[Michael] 5:33 pm: I just shopped at kroger last weekend and saved $20

[adping] 5:34 pm: I find that alot of coupons that I find arent really what i eat so if I use them the food usually goes to waste

[sellison] 5:34 pm: Hello guys- a little technical difficulty kept me away for a moment but I am back now. I hope you all are learning a lot about cutting your bills.

[r2short] 5:34 pm: I also scan the isles for unpublished sales

[regina] 5:34 pm: thanks to your web page i've freebied 2 days addicting

[debmorris] 5:34 pm: To get the Louisville paper I go to a gas station that I know sells it

[Sam McCall] 5:34 pm: Is that only on Sundays for the Louisville paper?

[adping] 5:34 pm: I get alot of coupons on couponsuzy.com

[debmorris] 5:34 pm: Always bring your coupons with you when you shop - You never know when something is clearance so you may end up with it free

[sellison] 5:35 pm: Regina I agree! It is almost addictive! Once you start saving it's so great you don't want to stop!

[Sam McCall] 5:35 pm: Great idea to organize by isle.

[sellison] 5:35 pm: Debbie, Where did you get that great coupon organizer?

[Michael] 5:35 pm: Coupon.com has a variety of coupons, such as food, games and a few other things

[debmorris] 5:35 pm: You don't know the feeling of getting something free in your mailbox. I get something free everyday

[r2short] 5:35 pm: I think couponing is kind of like gaming, it can be fun

[sellison] 5:36 pm: Saving money is always fun!

[Michael] 5:36 pm: I agree stacy

[debmorris] 5:36 pm: My coupon organizer is just a file holder from any office store. I started off small but moved to the big one

[r2short] 5:36 pm: I have used a buy one get one free coupon on a buyone get one free sale, and end up with both free. Love it

[debmorris] 5:36 pm: Being organized is a big key to making couponing easy

[sellison] 5:37 pm: You need the big one! I think most of us rookies could start with the smaller ones

[april] 5:37 pm: ive heard of joining coupon exchange with people how do you do this money is so short idont know what is going to happen i cant seem to near enough savings even with coupons help!!!! lol

[debmorris] 5:37 pm: People always ask how do I start - simple start by getting the Sunday paper and clip

[Sam McCall] 5:37 pm: I always leave my receipt laying on the dinning table so my husband can see how much I saved. It's exciting to save money.

[LynnDinKY] 5:37 pm: I have an empty diaper wipe box that has envelopes in it for the coupons

[r2short] 5:38 pm: good idea

[Michael] 5:38 pm: the best coupons are 50 cent ones because some places double up to 50 cents

[april] 5:38 pm: yea lol

[debmorris] 5:38 pm: I will tell you that by using all the programs available you won't need to buy shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste for a long time

[april] 5:38 pm: u can do that

[april] 5:38 pm: yeah

[april] 5:38 pm: cooll

[debmorris] 5:39 pm: How easy is this if you go to cellfire.com you can load a coupon for a free box of oatmeal right to your card

[Michael] 5:39 pm: I usually think Krogers has the best sales

[april] 5:39 pm: how do u sign up

[debmorris] 5:39 pm: Just go to the site and put in your Kroger card

[april] 5:39 pm: ok

[LynnDinKY] 5:40 pm: I have a question

[debmorris] 5:40 pm: I will tell you another great rebate place is the beer companies- look in the beer aisle they are easy to do and in the state of Kentucky you do not have to purchase the beer

[MARYANDKIDS] 5:40 pm: I DID NOT WATCH THE NEWS YETS HOW MUCH DID SHE SPEND/SAVE

[Wanda102162] 5:40 pm: I just watched the segment on The Fru-Gal. I was very impressed at the savings she accomplished. I am interested in the free sample sites?

[Wanda102162] 5:40 pm: 151.00 was her savings

[adping] 5:41 pm: if you google free samples you will find alot

[debmorris] 5:41 pm: Go to www.bluegrassmoms.com you will see my column tommorrow and all my past columns that have links to all the free stuff

[MARYANDKIDS] 5:41 pm: GREAT DID SHE HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING

[Wanda102162] 5:41 pm: thank you adping

[Sam McCall] 5:41 pm: Debbie you said you would also get another $20 off, how is that?

[Michael] 5:41 pm: Has anyone gone to coupons.com

[debmorris] 5:42 pm: I wish I got all my groceries free but I was happy with about 80% off

[Wanda102162] 5:42 pm: she paid like 78.00 cash but had to rebate coupons that was gong to save her an additional 23.00

[adamz] 5:42 pm: how do i sign up for the free items in the mail?

[Michael] 5:42 pm: anytype of savings is pretty good

[april] 5:42 pm: with your 150.00 dollar savings was this double coupons

[debmorris] 5:42 pm: You should always get at least 50% off your shopping

[Michael] 5:42 pm: Yes

[dawndnv!aol.com] 5:42 pm: $saver dawndnv!aol.com What is the best stores for groceries?

[LynnDinKY] 5:42 pm: Deb, how do you get the basics such a milk, meat, beans and vegis for free?

[conniegal] 5:43 pm: where do you get all those coupons

[adping] 5:43 pm: Another way to save is to buy Krogers green bags you save 4 cents each time you use a bag

[brendasparks] 5:43 pm: at bluegrassmoms.com???

[Michael] 5:43 pm: coupons.com has a lot of coupons and you can also enter to win a 10k scholorship

[debmorris] 5:43 pm: You have to look for manager specials- like the milk was on sale this week but look it was cheaper to buy two half gallons than buying one gallon

[r2short] 5:43 pm: Oh didn't know that about the green bags

[MARYANDKIDS] 5:44 pm: I LIKE COUPONS.COM SINCE YOU CAN PRINT THE ONES YOU USE

[Wanda102162] 5:44 pm: i buy the half gallon specials on milk alot

[Hotdeals] 5:44 pm: I found a great site that has coupons for online retailers. They also have Black Friday and Cyber Monday pages of hot deals Check out www.digitaleditor.com

[adping] 5:44 pm: I have been buying teh milk by the half gallons for two weeks you saved 37 cents at my store

[adamz] 5:44 pm: where do we go to get the freee items in the mail?

[versaillesmom] 5:44 pm: is there a very long process to get the coupons for instance do you have to sign several login and such

[mb] 5:44 pm: get alot of free samples and coupons at mommysavesbig.com

[adamz] 5:44 pm: thanks!

[debmorris] 5:44 pm: I also got some great deals using the coupons that the store is supplying right on the aisle. If you aren't going to use one right then take one and put it in your coupon holder for previous shopping trips

[sellison] 5:45 pm: Versailles mom- I too was worried about it taking a lot of time- signing up for the coupon websites but it was really easy!

[mb] 5:45 pm: yes free items came in mail

[debmorris] 5:45 pm: On www.bluegrassmoms.com you will also see other great bloggers sharing their tips

[april] 5:45 pm: do you do the exchange coupons

[robertburgess1@hotmail.com] 5:45 pm: don't #$%^&* me that the larger size is the best buy. Do the math and verify the price per ounce. sometimes buying two smaller items is actually cheaper. bob

[r2short] 5:45 pm: I think the best way to buy your meat is to only shop for what is on sale, and stock up

[MARYANDKIDS] 5:45 pm: http://www.thunderfap.com/ IS A GOOD SITE FOR FREE STUFF VIA MAIL

[LynnDinKY] 5:46 pm: My dh is in the backyard right now processing free meat. It's hunting season.

[Sam McCall] 5:46 pm: DEB, how did you get the extra $20 off your grocerys?

[Wanda102162] 5:46 pm: www.couponmom.com or www.couponsuzie.com is another prinable coupon site according to my daughter

[debmorris] 5:46 pm: Also do the math. It seems that if you use a coupon for the smallest size it saves you the most

[Wanda102162] 5:47 pm: how often do you shop deb

[debmorris] 5:47 pm: The 20.00 rebate was from the beer company. Just a rebate that I picked up at Speedway. Remember in KY you do not have to purchase beer

[Dakota] 5:47 pm: Thanks for all the great ideas ! Bye !:)

[Sam McCall] 5:47 pm: Great tips. I'm trying to keep up and write all these sites down.

[MARYANDKIDS] 5:47 pm: A LOT OF TIMES PLACES LIKE MEIJER AND KROGER CUT TOO MUCH MEAT FOR THE WEEK OR WEEKEND AND PUT IT MARKED DOWN EARLY MONDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS

[debmorris] 5:47 pm: Great place for coupons- gas stations go in after you buy your gas

[Michael] 5:47 pm: Stacy, where do you shop the most

[adping] 5:47 pm: someone told me that you can freeze mild does anyone know how I know that there is a store where I live that sells gallon milk for 1.99 but it is quit a distance from my house.

[Debbie] 5:48 pm: I try to shop once a month; what is the best time of the month?

[pgreen] 5:48 pm: I subscribe to Refundcents.com I get the magazine and get online access. This is the best site I've found and worth the subscription fee.

[LynnDinKY] 5:48 pm: you can freeze milk, just make sure to pour a glass out first and then freeze it.

[debmorris] 5:48 pm: I talked to the manager at the Kroger store he said you can see dates on the meat they need to put the meat on sale two days before the sell by date

[Michael] 5:48 pm: smartsource.com also has a great selection of coupons

[Sam McCall] 5:49 pm: Gas stations? Where in the gas station do you get the rebates? From the casheir?

[MARYANDKIDS] 5:49 pm: WE JUST STICK THE WHOLE JUG OF MILK IN THE FREEZER AND PULL ONE OUT THE NIGHT BEFORE WE NEED IT AND LET IT SIT IN THE SINK OVER NIGHT SINCE IT WILL SWEAT AND ICE WILL FLAKE OFF

[debmorris] 5:49 pm: Go to beer section if they have rebates they will be around there

[Sam McCall] 5:50 pm: Thanks Deb.

[sellison] 5:50 pm: and once you buy the meat on sale - even only a day or two before the sale date - remember you can freeze it

[debmorris] 5:50 pm: When you use your Kroger card they will send you plenty of coupons through the mail

[sellison] 5:50 pm: You also can get gas discounts with your Kroger card.

[gryangel] 5:50 pm: Iwas wondering where you sign up for the freebiess.

[Michael] 5:51 pm: here in london, they are now building a kroger gas station, which i think is a good idea

[dawndnv!aol.com] 5:51 pm: I also wondered here to sign up for the free-bees?

[debmorris] 5:51 pm: When they put the manager special on items you always can freeze it. Manager specials are put on salads, produce, dairy products and more - these you can't freeze but make them a part of your dinner

[Wanda102162] 5:52 pm: my kroger store is too far to drive to, can this be done at any grocery store?

[adping] 5:52 pm: you need to google free stuff and free samples

[donald] 5:52 pm: the Kroger card is the best card out there right now, if you use it for everything you buy and pay it off each month you end up getting checks of like 50 to 80 dollars every three months that you can spend at Kroger in the store or at the gas pump, also 15 cents off gas if you use the card after buying 100 dollars in groceries...

[debmorris] 5:52 pm: Look at my column that is in the paper on Thursdays. I give lots of suggestions on how to save money and get great stuff for free.

[MARYANDKIDS] 5:52 pm: SPEEDWAY IS GOOD FOR MONEY OFF GAS IF YOU USE THEIR REWARDS CARD I THINK THE BEST WE GOT WAS $.50 OFF A GALLON

[MARYANDKIDS] 5:53 pm: WHAT PAPER DO YOU WRITE FOR

[debmorris] 5:53 pm: I am presenting this week at the UK Womens Conference and Southland Christian Church. In January I will be doing a program at the library

[debmorris] 5:53 pm: I write for the Herald Leader

[Sam McCall] 5:53 pm: Deb, when you enter your card # in at Kroger.com, how does that work? Does it automatically take the discount off?

[sellison] 5:54 pm: Deb brings up a good point. I always thought it was best to shop by a list. Deb shared with me during our story taping that she shops according to what's on sale. She plans her meals according to sales - as opposed to making her menu plans and then hoping sales will fit what you're looking for

[april] 5:54 pm: help me save money $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

[debmorris] 5:54 pm: At the end of your order the discounts will automatically come off

[coblet] 5:54 pm: Is the Kroger card a credit card? or just the one they swipe

[sellison] 5:55 pm: Just one they swipe that gives you discounts

[pgreen] 5:55 pm: Deb what day is your article in the Lex.?

[debmorris] 5:55 pm: The Kroger card is just your Krogers Reward Card

[Sam McCall] 5:55 pm: Stacy thanks for adding that about planning the meals, I am going to try that.

[donald] 5:55 pm: there is a Kroger credit card that is what I was talking about earlier

[debmorris] 5:55 pm: Thursday in the Herald Leader

[r2short] 5:55 pm: Shopping with coupons has allowed me to stock up my pantry, and that makes meal planning easier as well

[MARYANDKIDS] 5:55 pm: WHAT LIBRARY ARE YOU GOING TO BE AT

[adping] 5:56 pm: how do you know which day is the best to shop

[branmae] 5:56 pm: I tryed to get coupons on line and fill out their survays but they refuse my e-mail address saying that it was a wireless internet but it is not it is DSL throught windstrem how do I get them t o excelpt my e-mail

[debmorris] 5:56 pm: I am now working on my next step. I have had already two cooking on a budget classes. Local Chef Jimmy Duggan teaches you how to cook and I teach you how to shop

[Shelby's Nana] 5:57 pm: What were the web sites mentioned on Monday's broadcast for the best coupons?

[debmorris] 5:57 pm: It was great fun to share my tips with people as we ate what we made

[Michael] 5:57 pm: Stacy where do you do most of your shopping at?

[sellison] 5:57 pm: I prefer Kroger

[Sam McCall] 5:57 pm: Sounds like fun Deb

[debmorris] 5:58 pm: Another little tip is always watch when they ring you up at Krogers - If an item rings up wrong they need to give it to you free

[Michael] 5:58 pm: I prefer krogers too

[MARYANDKIDS] 5:58 pm: DEB WHAT LIBRARY ARE YOU GOING TO BE AT IN JANUARY AND IS THERE A SIGN UP

[versaillesmom] 5:58 pm: Alot of this info can be found on you site, correct. That is frugal.com

[faye1144] 5:59 pm: some stores still have double coupons

[Sam McCall] 5:59 pm: Deb, I got some candles free one time because they rang up wrong. lol

[debmorris] 5:59 pm: I am working on a website but all my information is on www.bluegrassmoms.com

[amber447] 5:59 pm: I get coupons all the time.

[r2short] 5:59 pm: Even K-mart does double coupons some weeks

[amber447] 5:59 pm: :)

[sellison] 6:00 pm: Thanks, Debbie for joining our live chat this evening. Thanks all of you for taking time to share tips and questions with your fellow shoppers! Tomorrow at 5 I'm talking about ways to save on insurance. Sam, once I got a Coach bag for $45 at Dillards because it was marked $45 instead of $145!

[versaillesmom] 6:00 pm: kroger makes error all the time on laundry products. In the same week I got 3 of thelargest TIDE for free, because it rang up wrong.

[debmorris] 6:00 pm: Look for K-mart double coupon day. Last month they doubled up to $2.00 coupons($2.00 became $4.00)

[Freddie Bosse] 6:00 pm: We eat down home cooking and almost never go out.

The coupons I find is for fast food items and we will not eat that stuff.

[Sam McCall] 6:01 pm: Stacy, Whow, now that is a deal!

[Freddie Bosse] 6:01 pm: How can we save on good food.

[MARYANDKIDS] 6:01 pm: FOODLAND GROCERY STORES USED TO TRIPLE ON TUESDAYS YEARS AGO BUT GOOD LUCK FINDING A FOODLAND ANYMORE

[debmorris] 6:01 pm: You will see great deals now on restaurant deals- 2 for $20 deal at Applebees is one

[LynnDinKY] 6:01 pm: Does Jimmy duggan have a website?

[sellison] 6:01 pm: Thanks again everyone. Have a nice evening all!

[dawndnv!aol.com] 6:02 pm: Does Aldies except coupons?

[versaillesmom] 6:02 pm: Aldi's stores are great savings and better quality than Safe a Lots, check them out. There is one in Lexington, north end over by Walmart

[amber447] 6:02 pm: Well the other day I went to krogers in Fleming County; and they was ringing my tide up and it came up as 10.67 and they was going to make me pay.. and the manager came out; and said to give it to me for free since they rang it up wrong/

[debmorris] 6:02 pm: Look on www.restaurant.com for great deals on gift certificates

[Sam McCall] 6:02 pm: If Kroger could only ring up everything wrong we'd be doing pretty darn good. They wouldn't but we would.:D

[gryangel] 6:02 pm: gryangel is out.

[Michael] 6:02 pm: Thanks

[LynnDinKY] 6:02 pm: There's an Aldi's in Lexington? O man.... I drove down to danville to go there.

[amber447] 6:02 pm: haha. thats the truth!

[Michael] 6:02 pm: thanks Stacy

[Michael] 6:03 pm: hi

[Sam McCall] 6:03 pm: Stacy thanks for doing this for us and Deb, great ideas and thanks for sharing them.

[dawndnv!aol.com] 6:04 pm: Does any one know if aldies accepts coupons?

[debmorris] 6:04 pm: Remember always look around the store- don't just go in with a plan what you are going to buy because you never know with those coupons what sales there will be that day

[LynnDinKY] 6:04 pm: I don't think so.

[r2short] 6:04 pm: I don't think they they do

[MARYANDKIDS] 6:04 pm: YOU COULD ALWAYS CALL SAVE A LOT TAKES COUPONS

[dawndnv!aol.com] 6:05 pm: Do any stores honour other stoares coupons??

[Sam McCall] 6:05 pm: Deb, I didn't know you were so frugal, that is great all the ideas you've shared with everyone.

[MKMWHM] 6:05 pm: Aldi's don't take coupons but Save A lot does

[jrb37] 6:05 pm: I think Kroger matches other stores prices

[debmorris] 6:05 pm: Go to www.bluegrassmoms.com for all my different saving tips. I try to do something everyday

[LynnDinKY] 6:05 pm: I would like to know how to feed 3 children and 2 adults on $40 a week.

[amber447] 6:06 pm: Yea the other day I went to Save a lot; and gave them a coupon for them frozen pizzas. And it was a coupon; 2 for 5 frozen pizzas. And they about made me pay for all three of them seperate because they didnt look at the coupon right! :(

[Michael] 6:06 pm: lowes matches other stores prices and beats their price by 10%

[r2short] 6:06 pm: It can be done LynnDinKy I have done it, it just takes planning

[Sam McCall] 6:06 pm: Going down every isle is a great idea too. I never do that but I will now.

[dawndnv!aol.com] 6:06 pm: Do you give your coupns before they scan your groceries or after???

[amber447] 6:06 pm: Well i lay mine on or beside my item that its for.

[Michael] 6:07 pm: Probably before but they will ring them up after

[Sam McCall] 6:07 pm: Do you still need to bring the coupon if you download it to your card? I might have missed this..........

[debmorris] 6:07 pm: To start with budgeting for groceries I think you need to stock up your shelves first. Get the deals maybe you won't eat it tonight but you can use it later

[debmorris] 6:08 pm: Always know what is in your refrigator - one big waste is throwing food away

[dawndnv!aol.com] 6:08 pm: Last wonth I was at Walmart and the girl never scanned any of my coupns and I did not realize it until I got home, all they said when I called them, was that I could come back and pick up the coupons at the service desk!!!!

[amber447] 6:08 pm: But thats just me. I ABSOLUTELY have to have coupons when i go grocery shopping because i have 5 kids; and no job. Its hard without coupons

[Michael] 6:08 pm: i agree

[dlst36] 6:08 pm: The most I have saved so far is $20.00. This is amazing, I would like to save much more

[r2short] 6:08 pm: I am in the same boat amber447

[LynnDinKY] 6:09 pm: yes, My fridge is looking quiet bare because I'm refusing to cook more when I have leftovers.

[debmorris] 6:09 pm: No when you download coupons to your card you don't have the coupons in paper they automatically come off at the end of your order

[debmorris] 6:10 pm: The best way to use your downloaded coupons is to have a paper coupon on top of the one loaded on your card

[amber447] 6:10 pm: r2short; Its rough isnt it?

[amber447] 6:10 pm: !!

[Sam McCall] 6:10 pm: Oh ok.

[jrb37] 6:10 pm: is it safe to put your card number in if it is a credit card?

[melody] 6:10 pm: WHERE DO I GO ON THE INTERNET TO FIND COUPONS?

[r2short] 6:10 pm: yes, I've been pennypinching for quite some time, and my son says I have it down to an art. lol

[debmorris] 6:10 pm: Keep a eye on your order- Sometimes a coupon won't ring up tell the cashier you bought all the right stuff if needed get it out of the bag

[Michael] 6:11 pm: make sure you always check your receipt after they give it to you.

[r2short] 6:11 pm: I try to keep all of my couponed items to the end of my order and together, so it makes it easier on the casier

[Michael] 6:12 pm: same here

[MKMWHM] 6:12 pm: walmart registers won;t take coupons if you have not bought the item

[Sam McCall] 6:12 pm: I love the fact you can download your Kroger card. I never knew all this and I THOUGHT I was doing good, lol.

[amber447] 6:12 pm: My ex-husband wont pay diddli sqwat to me; or his kids for child support; so yea. i think everyone [maybe] has been through this mess at 1 time.

[amber447] 6:12 pm: 8)

[debmorris] 6:12 pm: Another tip is store coupons and manufacturer coupons - a store coupon is a coupon you only can use at that store you can then use a manufacturer coupon on top of that

[r2short] 6:13 pm: Yeah, I think more people are being more concientious about the cost of what they are buying

[debmorris] 6:13 pm: Walmart is big on store coupons so watch their flyers

[Michael] 6:13 pm: what the best store to save at?

[Michael] 6:13 pm: walmart is also getting more expensive

[debmorris] 6:13 pm: I am a Kroger shopping- I think it is I just like the feel of the store

[Sam McCall] 6:13 pm: Deb, if you do that with the paper coupon do you get more off if it's already downloaded to your card?

[amber447] 6:13 pm: I never have a problem with my coupons; at wal-mart and kens. Kens lets me save more.

[Michael] 6:14 pm: I think kroger is also the best store

[nancyso] 6:14 pm: Where can a find the video of tonight show?

[debmorris] 6:14 pm: Yes you get double of the coupons - downloaded coupon and paper coupon

[amber447] 6:14 pm: though. because wal-mart is getting expensive. Expecially milk and bread.

[Sam McCall] 6:14 pm: Oh my, that is awesome!

[LynnDinKY] 6:14 pm: Deb, can you get the downloaded coupons with Dialup service?

[debmorris] 6:15 pm: If you missed the video you can watch it right now on the website

[debmorris] 6:15 pm: I think you can get it on dialup service - I have broadband so I don't know

[amber447] 6:16 pm: Does anyone on here live in fleming county; and knows about Kens New Market?

[nancyso] 6:16 pm: can you tell me where to look I can't find it on the site

[Tina] 6:16 pm: Thanks Debbie and to all the rest of you for your tips and advice

[debmorris] 6:16 pm: Last night I showed someone and clicked on recent newcasts on the right

[Sam McCall] 6:17 pm: What section is your column in?

[amber447] 6:17 pm: Does anyone live in Fleming County; and they know about KENS NEW MARKET IN FLEMING COUNTY

[debmorris] 6:17 pm: My column is in the food section Ala Carte in Thursday paper

[Michael] 6:17 pm: no

[admin] 6:18 pm: Here is a link to the recent newscasts section: http://www.wkyt.com/news/misc/3951051.html

[r2short] 6:18 pm: right now is a good time to be stocking up on baking items for your pantry, even if its just an item or two each trip, it all adds up

[Sam McCall] 6:18 pm: I don't get the paper daily but I will get it for your column on Thursday.

[amber447] 6:18 pm: well KENS has great sales...

[nancyso] 6:18 pm: admin thanks

[r2short] 6:18 pm: I have never heard of Kens

[LynnDinKY] 6:18 pm: Deb, Thanks for the tips. I have to go now.... the kiddies need hot chocolate from being outside helping Dad with the venison. :D

[amber447] 6:18 pm: Its KENS NEW MARKET

[debmorris] 6:19 pm: Thanks I do want to share all of my deals with everyone

[r2short] 6:19 pm: Thanks we appreciate it

[amber447] 6:19 pm: your welcome

[jenni] 6:20 pm: my mom lives in fleming county and shops at kens I believe they double coupon and have senior day,

[LynnDinKY] 6:20 pm: I'll be checking your site later. I would love some tips on getting toys free for Christmas.:D

[debmorris] 6:20 pm: You can always email me at debbie@the-fru-gal.com if you have anymore questions

[nancyso] 6:20 pm: Does anyone know if there is going to be another coupon event at the Herald Leader

[LynnDinKY] 6:20 pm: thanks

[LynnDinKY] 6:20 pm: Goodnight all.

[debmorris] 6:20 pm: We are planning HUGE Fru-Gal Fair in April

[nancyso] 6:21 pm: Great.


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