Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mystery Shopping

I have yet to try out a mystery shopping job, but it looks interesting. I signed up for about four companies and decided I would not pay a subscription to any agency. I checked out the BBB score on all four I signed up for and so far been approved for one, the others are pending my application status.

The jobs are things like visit a fast food establishment or go to a grocery and purchase lunch meat, things we already do. You pay for the product, get the reciept and fax or email a copy of the receipt and a short essay or form about your visit along with any other documents the job might require (sometimes they want pictures of the store etc.). In turn they will mail out a check and reimburse you for the items you bought and give you a fee. Its kind of like rebate with a bonus.

The site I used is called MSPA. They are a listing agent that lists the mystery shopping jobs in your area, like Texas Work Force does for jobs on their website. But I highly caution anyone to look up the companies offering each job and make sure they check out with the BBB before registering. Also remember you never should have to pay to work.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spring/Woodlands Grocery Picks 10/26

This week is slim pickings for grocery deals. That's ok because Randalls had such huge savings last week that I stocked up on a lot of different things. (Sorry that I didn't write a post about it, I'm still trying to get into the swing of blogging) Anyways I checked Couponmom's site and skimmed through the ads myself this morning and Kroger is the place to shop this week, here are a few things I got today:

Kroger- website to look up your current grocery ad
All Campbell's soups are $1 (good for cooking soups, chicken noodle soups, etc)
Minute Maid OJ is 2/$5
Hamburger Helper $1 ea Printable coupon 75¢ off 3 (its in Spanish, I don't speak Spanish but Google translate helps a lot) so 75¢ Hamburger Helper when you buy 3
1lb Cheese Block, slices or grated Kroger Brand is $2.99
Tombstone Pizzas buy 4 get 1 free and they are $2.20 ea
2pk Hot Pockets $1.88  (Catalina coupon prints out when you buy 8 or more by 10/28)
Ground meat $1.99/lb 3lb and 5 lb rolls
Chicken quarters 59¢/lb 10 lb bags
There's more check out your ad online if you are interested.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dollar Tree for Halloween

Save money this Halloween by getting your candy from Dollar Tree. Even with coupons, most bags of Halloween candy are $3 or more. Dollar Tree has bags of candy for $1 and no coupon necessary. They also have some costume accessorizes that I am using to put together my kids costumes this year, fairy wings, tiaras, etc. for, you guessed it, $1 each. They also sell glow sticks which are essential for Halloween night when its dark and makes the kids more visible to drivers. Either way there's a lot more than I expected from that store. FYI they do NOT accept coupons so leave the binders at home ladies.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saved 52% at Randalls

Yesterday I went to Randalls in Gorgon's Mill Shopping Center and saved 52% on my groceries. As many know, Randalls doubles coupons but the real reason for this post is to let people know about their clearance section. It was huge, there's a lot on food and non food on clearance. I didn't write everything down but all of it was marked 50% off and included things like Tide, peanut butter and jelly, dry beans and rice. I love buying cheap staples and stocking up.

Other deals I found were Glad trash bags at Target for $3.50 and a dozen eggs at Kroger for $0.99. Otherwise the groceries didn't have much else impressive.