Monday, November 2, 2009

"Follow Me Monday" Post-Holiday Shopping!

It's Monday and that means my seventh edition of "Follow Me Monday"! Today I'm going to discuss holiday clearance shopping! I hope you're able to walk away with some new tips and are motivated to hit the Halloween clearance that is currently available at various stores!

On a side note, I am dork ...seriously! Please bear with me!;)



**If you aren't able to see the video, then go here to watch it.

99 comments:

Lorianne said...

All I've got to say is that you are my kind of shopper!!! You are sooooo cute, I was cracking up! I LOVE IT! I love you blog, thank you for everythin! :()

San said...

You are sooo cute Collin! So natural and casual in front of the camera. You are a beautiful woman with a lot of talent. Yes, complete woman with a great family! I bet a lot of us would wish to be like you.

Leah said...

I love "Follow me Monday's" Keep up the good work. You totally motivate me to get out there and shop. Thanks for all you do!

Leesa said...

You are too cute and you always give such great ideas! I look forward to Mondays now with your Follow Me Monday videos! Thank you for taking the time to make them. :-)

Chrystal said...

You are not a dork at all!! Love this video. Thanks for all the great tips.

Megan said...

Love it!

Candice said...

Thanks... I don't know if I can wait. I wanna go shop now!

CrystalKitten said...

Now I'm tempted to go shopping....I'm not sure I need anything but you scored a lot of great deals that work well for the kids lunches.

On Halloween, I was joking with the kids and said "You guys wouldn't mind if your Christmas candy had a pumpkin, ghost theme, right?" But seriously, kids lunches? That is a great idea.

Sheree said...

Love it!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

I love watching your "Follow me Monday video's". You have such great information and you are so cute, definitely not a dork. Thanks for all the hard work you put into everything to help us save money. You do an awesome job!!!

Stephanie said...

I look forward to these every Monday. Thanks for doing this. You've save me an absolute FORTUNE. I didn't realize how close you live. Funny because I always wondered where you were because the prices you post are always way lower than they are here LOL.

Anonymous said...

Great idea for party themes & I can't believe Sam's has such great deal.

Amber said...

LOVED IT! Thanks so much for posting these videos - you're so cute. I'm heading out today and am hoping to score some great deals Thanks for all your hard work :)

losingitagain said...

I am going to look for the popcorn at Sam's Club here. I have a friend who is deployed and he loves microwave popcorn...at 7 cents a bag, how could I go wrong. Hope I can find them here!

Anonymous said...

makes me want head over to Sam's we love those "mini" popcorn bags as snacks too! We don't have a sam's card but I think you can get a day pass..and I even saw a day pass in one of my magazines...

Anonymous said...

If you are a dork...I am too. :) I love these videos and thank you so much! I had not thot about the birthday party idea for monsters and thanks!!!
Ashley

Anonymous said...

You are not a dork in any way, shape, or form. I am on my way to score some more deals today. Yesterday, among many other Target finds were 100% fruit snacks for the kids (50% 0ff) You can't beat it! Thanks for another great video!

Anonymous said...

Love your Follow me videos! Except for the part when you said it was so warm you should be on the beach....that stinks!!! I got up early this morning to go bumpster driving for the Sunday Papers that didn't sell at the gas stations... and it was 34 degrees! Brrr! Well, I guess it's not 30 degrees below zero...YET!!!

Anonymous said...

These videos are awesome! You are too cute and make bargain shopping soooo fun. Thanks for doing this for us!

Anonymous said...

Love this video the same as all the other videos!! I feel much happier and better on Mondays all because of you, and this great video series! :-) You are really sooooooooo cute and pretty!!!! I checked your blog at least 10 times a day for 6 months, and I really can not express how much I love your blog and appreciate all the hard work you did for us. YOU ROCK!!!! THANK YOU!!!

Maggie in Boston

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Anonymous said...

I'm new to the site and I love the video! I definitely need to go to BJ's and see if they have the same kind of popcorn deals. Perfect for work when I need a little snack.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you went to all those stores in one day. It was exhausting just watching. Thanks for the heads up on the deals. You rock! Oh, BIG thanks for the tip on the Payless coupon. I got 4 pairs of shoes and 2 pairs of socks for $40 something.

Melanie

Rachel said...

Seriously...there is no other blog that compares to yours. Awesome video. On a side note...so jealous of your warm weather. It was too cold to take my 1 year old trick or treating with us... so her adorable costume was only seen by a few...

Rachel said...

Seriously...there is no other blog that compares to yours. Awesome video. On a side note...so jealous of your warm weather. It was too cold to take my 1 year old trick or treating with us... so her adorable costume was only seen by a few...

Jen said...

I have to say that you are a dork...in the best, most wonderful way. I say that because you are my soul sister and definitely feel like a big dork sometimes!

Andrea said...

I love your site and I always follow your deal scenarios. You're amazing! :)

Too bad that that your videos are not closed-captioned. I am deaf. I would love to know what you're saying on the video.

mary said...

cute cute cute - great tips too -

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Thanks for the money saving tips. I read you every day. You rock...not dork-like at all! Your videos are super too.

MalibuBeachBum said...

Thanks for another fantastic episode! I always look forward to watching! :)

Andrea said...

Another great video!! I never thought about Halloween pretzles. They would be great for lunches! I refer all my friends to your site; you save us so much money!

Celia Emmons said...

If you are a dork, then so am I!

Anonymous said...

You rock! I LOVE follow me Mondays! Thanks for all you do!

Lynne said...

Collin, you definitely are not a dork. I love the videos and your blog. I hope you do a follow me Monday at CVS, wish I had their coupon policy in writing. Thanks again!

heather said...

You are so cute. I love your blog. It is the best one out there. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

I love seeing your Follow Me Mondays! lol I was drinking my coffee and my husband came in and asked me a question and I must of spaced off and didn't hear him.. then all of a sudden he said "OH! I forgot! It's your Follow Me Monday isn't it..lol"

Yes, don't bother me when I'm watchin Collin do her thing!

Love all ya do Collin! And even though I'll have the 3 year old..I just may go out anyway for some deals!

Flipfloppingmamma said...

You crack me up! Wish we could hang out..haha!!

Headed to Target tonight and can't wait to score some 'seasonal' deals.

Last year after christmas I got a lot of 'holiday' burts bees stuff for 75% off. .25 cent chapstick and stuff like that. Look out for those kinds of deals too.

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for this! Seriously, you need a reality show or something. Everyone would watch. You are so helpful! I always look forward to you for your follow me mondays! Thanks for all you do!

Boise Bargain Shoppers said...

This video was great! I blogged about it and provided a link to send my readers to check it out! I love your video series. I don't have the guts to ever do something like that and admire you that you do!

Jenna said...

I went to Walgreens on my lunch and scored the animal crackers that you showed at CVS for .62 a bag! Thanks for all you do!

Anonymous said...

you're not a dork, you're adorable! thanks for all you do!ali s.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your dorkiness..reminds me so much of myself! You put a smile on my face first thing this morning!

Anonymous said...

Looks like someone hit the coffee before she went shopping! :o) Absolutely LOVE your posts, especially your "Follow Me Mondays!" This one was too cute and gave me so many ideas! Great Job again!!

Anonymous said...

I love your ideas for "thinking out the box" The monster party ideas are super cute!! I'm going to have to hit up Target asap!!

Kristin and Jed said...

you crack me up...I work with your sister Bryn and I can definately tell you're sisters!
Where do you put all your stock up stuff?? Misc items that you get for party ideas, little gift ideas? Do you have some storage area or something? :)

Nancy said...

I LOVE your blog and you've helped me save huge bucks!!

Bev said...

I read a lot of the comments saying that your blog is "one of the best"- I personally think it is THE BEST- numero uno! No other site compares :)
Thank you and your videos make me smile!!

Susan and Lee said...

How much was that Pirate ship thing for your son? Did you mention it? I may have missed it. Very cute

Anonymous said...

I'm still thinking of guest on the Oprah show. Can I write in and tell her about you. Would you go?

Fernando said...

Thank you! Love your videos and blog!!

Shirley said...

I think you and I are "dork twins"!!! We had a huge Halloween party on Saturday night and I was at my pantry pulling out a zillion free tuna packets and crystal lights and easy mac cups and explaining stackable coupons and doubling and BOGOs and overage and all my guests were just smiling and nodding and munching my very cheap CherylandCo. cookies (and I'm not sure keeping up) as I zipped around the pantry pulling out bottles, jars and boxes! Keep up the good work. And hot???? Here it is so chilly my dogger is already wearing her sweaters to go outside!

Dana said...

I love your videos and now wish I went to more stores yesterday  I live about 30 minutes away from any stores so have to do everything in one outing and just ran out of time. I did hit Target Clearance and found some “Halloween” Hot Wheels, a Paperooni Bat (my son keeps asking for these and didn’t want to pay full price) and some other stuff for half price. Yay for cheap stocking stuffers that don’t even look Halloween. Also just so you know, the Green Dotted Clearance in the $1 section is marked at 50% off but rang up at 75% off. Oh target also had Pretzels and Chips for half off but not sure what the price was.

Shirley said...

BTW---another of my SUPER DORK moments----as I watched this video, I caught myself smiling and nodding at you as you explained what you were doing.

smileypv said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! It's nice to see the face behind all of the goodness on your site. Thanks for the videos!

Velvet said...

You are so inspiring! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

thank you for the tips. you are just too cute~ cheers

CJ Sime said...

I LOVE your shirt! I don't know how much I listened to the tutorial, because I kept staring at your shirt thinking, "where did she get that!"

Thanks for the video! You really are great!

Anonymous said...

You are so cute!! Thanks for another inspiring follow me monday... I'm ready to go straight to target after work! (Yes I'm watching FMM at work!)

Jenifer said...

Great work, Collin! I also wanted to say that we found $2 costumes at TJMaxx. Lots of things were $1 and $2. Great for next year or just to play in! Love your Follow Me Mondays!

lynn in az said...

If Collin went "public" and went on Oprah or something, then there wouldn't be anything left on the shelves for US to buy!
Let's keep her OUR little (BIG) secret, OK!?

lynn in az said...

No, really...I do love to tell friends and family about this site, I'm not TOTALLY serious about not sharing her...just had to say this! (I didn't mean to sound snobby!)

Anonymous said...

I love your follow me Mondays. Also you have saved me a ton of money i really appreciate all the work you do. And this is off the topic but i wanted to say i did get Sat in the mail my prizes from the Huggies baby game so they are coming.

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

You really have an awesome gift! Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!

Nicole said...

Collin I love you...lol. You are so fun to follow in these videos. Yes, being dorky is ok. I swear, we are all dorky every now and then. The videos wouldn't be as fun if you weren't anyway.

michelle said...

Can anyone tell me if you have a manf.coupon but it says redeem at walgreens, can I use it anywhere???

Heather said...

Thanks, Collin! I loved it! :-)

Sarah said...

Oh that was so cute!! And helpful! Can't wait to check out Target on my way home today.

Heather said...

i love the woman in near the end of the video, in CVS coming around the corner...like she's bustin' you!

Amber said...

I just hit the Halloween clearance sections of Rite Aid, Target, and Walgreens and had a blast - I got some great things for next year, some that are just plain fun year round and some that will come in handy as treats on our next vacation. Thanks so much for the tips. Have a great day!

Jaime said...

Lynn in AZ - I totally agree! Collin is awesome btut if everyone knows about her we'll have to fight even harder for deals! (Not that I don't want Collin to succeed - you guys know what I mean... :) Another great video.

Jaime Jackson said...

Gave you some link love today. Love your video blogs!

Anonymous said...

Great job! I loved the video!

AbbyC said...

Great video today!!! FYI: The Target stores around Kansas City by yesterday (11/1) had actually marked down their "Green Dot" items in the dollar spot to 75% OFF already! Yay!

Toni R. said...

OH my gosh! You are so brave! I'm so glad you do this though! That "large" guy at Target in the background was cracking me up!

Anonymous said...

Monday's are the greatest. I can't wait for them to come around so I get to see where you will be going next.
Thank you for all your hard work and the help that you give to us all.
Jean in Ca.

I Heart Coupon Deals said...

I agree with Heather about the lady comin' around the corner in the white coat! Busted! haha

Oh to shop without kids!

Great video, Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Nice work girl!! Love the vids - and it makes it all the more fun to watch since you let yourself be YOU. Thanks so much to you and your camera volunteer!!

Anonymous said...

As always, you complete rocked it Collin! My husband practically bowled me over to get to the computer last Monday, so I'm keeping the path clear this week! We both think you're absolutely wonderful and I couldn't say thank you enough for all of the updated latest deals!!!

Marina said...

Your so not a dork! LOL Your so cute. I love watching your Monday blogs!

Anonymous said...

Love this video Collin!

Does anyone have experience at saving $$$ at Dillons? I live in an area where Dillons, Walmart and Aldi are my grocery shopping options. Would love to have any input. Thanks

Desiree said...

All I can say is LOL! thanks for the great FMM video! I just love your funny comments! Thanks again!

Leah said...

hey thanks to this vid! i got inspired and got some great deals at cvs and wags! I checked sam's but there was nada left! sad, that popcorn looked really yummy! also just fyi my kmart had a bunch of games marked 3.99 (candyland,hi ho cherry oh,cooties,chutes and latters) Thanks for the vid :)

Anonymous said...

Yes PLEASE do tell where you got your shirt? I LOVE it!

jrleinbach said...

your post-holiday shopping exuberance makes me laugh. glad you had such a good time and thanks for the videos! it's great to see you in action. :)

Anonymous said...

If you are a dork, you are my favorite dork!

Kathleen said...

Hey Hip,
I love Follow me Monday! You are so great at coming up with things to do with Halloween clearance. I can't wait for the after Christmas sales! How about a video showing us saving at your grocery store? I bet you have some great tips for that. Thanks for all you do. I love, love your blog and I tell all my friends about it.

Anonymous said...

loved it- At Wal-mart yesterday we scammed the 50% off Halloween aisle... I got 2 BIG bags of mini tubs of play-doh for 2 bucks a piece! there are 24 little tubs in EACH, and a bag of critter tattoos- also 2 bucks. Great stocking stuffer and gift basket goodies for my son and his little friends! :)

Anonymous said...

LOL YES! The last part of the clip..was that CVS? The lady came around the corner with her mouth open like she was so shocked! lol

Its funny to see the people is ahhh! Do they ever ask you what your doing? lol Becoming a coupon super star you are!

Jamie said...

Loved this week's theme for Follow me Monday - I have to say though I am SO JEALOUS, it's hot there? We had to wear long johns & winter coats to trick-or-treat and they are telling us to expect our first snow flurries this week! I wish it was warm enough to wear a t-shirt let alone hot! You are a lucky lucky girl!

Lauren said...

AAHH! Don't taunt us with the warm weather ;) hehe!

Mander said...

I went to Sam's today and there were no boxes of popcorn with the Halloween theme on it. Boo! I either missed out, or they never had them. I did score 2 boxes of Betty Crocker (42 count) fruit snacks for 3.91. These are great for lunches, car rides, and I use them during shopping trips. They had the halloween books out, but at the register they were still full price.

I also hit up CVS and I grabbed 2 bags of animal crackers and snack sized Granola bars for $1.00.

karen said...

Love your follow me Mondays! I thought I was a good shopper sheesh!! I learn something new each week. I did the Walgreens and Target deals today and all Halloween stuff at my Target was 75% off today. I cleaned up. Also the Almay at Walgreens was BOGO. Great deals! Thanks so much. It's like winning the lottery every day!!

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Tiff09 said...

You are to funny!!! Thanks for all you do, I am still new to all this but i am loving it and I love watching your Follow me "monday" videos! thanks again for all the good tips and tricks!!

Anonymous said...

You are SO cute! Loved it. Loved the info. THANKS!

Nikki said...

Amazing! You are so funny. Thank you for these videos and ideas!

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