Shopping for w/ @HP XL Ink Cartridges + 20 Dollar Walmart Card Give Away – Ends 10/27

While our family uses coupons and smart shopping to save money, we truthfully also do it to save time. Stocking up on savings and having the things our family needs on hand at home saves huge amounts of time and unneeded trips to the store. As a working mom with 2 kids (kinda guessed that from our name, didn’t ya? LOL), a husband, a house, a full time job AND a blog, one thing I don’t have a lot of of is time. I work often 60-70+ hours a week or more, and just don’t have a lot of extra time for last minute trips to the store when our family runs out of things.

One of the supplies our family uses a LOT of is printer ink. We use a lot of coupons (kinda guessed that from our title too, huh?) and since we’re in a rural area, we usually don’t get most of the “good” coupons in the weekly newspaper inserts. As a result, we rely almost exclusively on printable coupons when it comes to racking up our big savings at the register. We print many times a day for coupons, as well as other family related stuff, so it was a great opportunity when we were recently asked to shop for and do a review for XP’s XL Ink cartridges. A few weeks ago we headed out to Walmart to buy them and have been testing them out in the weeks since. Here’s our story.


Our mission that we were given was to buy HP’s XL ink cartridges. These larger sized cartridges, fit in your regular HP printer just like a regular cartridge, but they hold more ink and offer more prints. By printing as much as 40% more per cartridge, these XL size cartridges last longer and will print lots more homework assignments, household paperwork, coupons or whatever you need. HP now offers a wide assortment of XL links at Walmart so that you can stock up on the ink you need during your regular grocery shopping.


I headed out with the kids in search for ink, along with a few other things during a quick run to the store after work one evening. Our small town Walmart can sometimes have a limited selection due to its size, but I found the ink quickly in the computer and electronics section where I picked up both a color and a black cartridge.


Now being a frugal shopper and deal blogger, I have to admit at first, I paused for a moment on the price. These HP XL ink cartridges do cost more than the regular sized ones. However, we also do a LOT of printing at our house and the regular size ink cartridges run out too quickly for us — so I decided it was definitely worth giving these plus sized versions a try.

In addition to our HP XL Ink cartridges, I was also asked to do some additional shopping to show how far we could stretch our  given dollar shopping budget. Using coupons and shopping clearance as well, I was able to pick up some oranges, some Betty Crocker cake mixes and some Gorton’s seafood for that evenings dinner. I also got a couple bottles of Dial body wash for a charity donation project we were working on for another post. It was nice being able to pick up the ink right here in our home town with our other groceries, and not have to make a 30 minute or more drive to a bigger city with more shopping options.


 Since buying the cartridges a few weeks ago, we’ve been putting them to the test printing coupons, fun Halloween projects and more. We often go through a couple cartridges or more a month with our printing, but so far the HP XL ink is still going strong. While slightly higher priced than the normal sized ink cartridges, they’re definitely getting way more prints and lasting  us longer, that way we can save our shopping trips for more fun things like which glitter pumpkin to buy for our porch.


HP XL ink is a new must have for our house, and is also definitely something you’ll want to pick up to have on hand for coupon printing, homework assignments and more. They’d be great to send to college students who are away at school, and if a new wireless printer is on your holiday shopping list, don’t forget to pick up these to go with it!


Look for HP XL ink at your local Walmart, and you can also order online at One very lucky 2 Kids and a  Coupon reader is also going to win a $20 Walmart gift card to try out HP XL ink yourself. See below for how to enter!


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Disclosure: I received a Walmart gift card as part of a promotional program with MomSelect to do this shopping trip and test this product. However all opinions expressed are my own. 

*Compared with single, standard HP ink cartridges. Based on average retail pricing, actual prices may vary.



  1. Diana Hatch says:

    I would love to print my grandkids pictures

  2. Temple Jones says:

    I definitely need ink cartridges that last longer! Thanks!

  3. HP should put coupons in or smartsource not all know about getting codes or emails on specials.

  4. I would use it for printing out coupons and printable activities for my grandchildren!

  5. Sheila Vives says:

    I would print more coupons of course ! HP XL ink lasts longer !

  6. i would print coupons!

  7. Carmen S. says:

    I print papers for school, and a lot of coupons. Thanks for the chance!

  8. I go through a lot of ink! This would be great to print out coupons and coloring pages for the kids. thanks

  9. I’d print coupons.

  10. Angela Reed-Warren says:

    I would print LOTS of coupons.

  11. Lisa Brown says:

    i would print recipes

  12. Lisa Brown says:

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  13. jeannie Gossert says:

    coupons and recipes!

  14. jeannie Gossert says:

    Subscribed thru google

  15. Jessica Beard says:

    I print coupons.

  16. Jessica Beard says:

    I joined Scott Shared Values.

  17. Jessica Beard says:

    I subscribe to your feed.

  18. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would print homeschool papers.

  19. coupons and free printables like notecards

  20. Jessica To says:

    I would print my son’s homework assignments and reports.

  21. email sub

  22. Jennifer Marie says:

    I would print coupons!

  23. Michelle S. says:

    I would print mostly recipes and coupons.

  24. I would use it for printing out coupons!

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  26. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I would print my homework, and coupons.

  27. Jessie C. says:

    I’d print coupons and school projects

  28. I would print coupons.

  29. I would print coupons.

  30. I need to print our vacation pictures.

  31. Coupons.

  32. I would also print coupons.

  33. I entered the green giant giveaway

  34. Stephanie says:

    I’d print coupons

  35. Coupons. That’s where most of my ink goes.

  36. I would print coupons and directions.

  37. I’ll be printing a lot of coupons too

  38. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’d print coupons

  39. sandy vanbuskirk says:

    I also print alt of coupons and use the XL ink. really does last a lot longer,Thanks

  40. I’d print coloring pages for my boys. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. i’ll print coupons

  42. Tracy Marie Williams says:

    Coupons! Thanks!!

  43. I would print coupons

  44. Andrea Williams says:

    I would print recipes, coupons, school projects and church flyers.

  45. Laura Jacobson says:

    I would print coupons and coloring sheets for Carter

  46. laura ari says:

    I print directions to soccer and baseball games.

  47. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I would print lots of coupons!

  48. Seyma Shabbir says:

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  49. I would print coupons and recipes
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  50. Karen Medlin says:

    I would print the permission slips for the kids scout troops

  51. Coupons and pictures :-)

  52. Jason Crooks says:

    I would print out some coupons and some of our family vacation pictures.

  53. Cynthia C says:

    I’ll print coupons and recipes.

  54. Cynthia C says:

    Subscribed in Google Reader

  55. Ann Fantom says:

    I print things for my scrapbooks, my daughter’s school projects and address labels.

  56. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d print coupons, recipes, kids homework and letters.
    Thanks so much:)

  57. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I’d print all my old pictures

  58. Mary Casper says:


  59. coupons

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  60. I would print recipes.

  61. Robert Pyszk says:

    Would print coupons!

  62. Robert Pyszk says:

  63. EMMA L HORTON says:


  64. Id print pictures and business papers

  65. Barbara Montag says:

    I’d print my greeting cards & coupons – thank you!

  66. Monique Rizzo says:

    College papers.
    Thanks for the chance.

  67. Heather S says:

    definitely print coupons

  68. Charisse Murray says:

    I love coupons

  69. I would print recipes and letters and papers that I type.

  70. Sarah Hall says:

    Probably I would print coupons as I love to use them in stores.

  71. I would print recipes and shopping lists.

  72. I would print coupons!

  73. I would print out coupons

  74. I would print coupons.

  75. Amanda K. says:

    Coupons and important documents.

  76. I would print coupons

  77. Kitty porn, no not really. I’ll print our neighborhood newsletter

  78. Tari Lawson says:

    I would print coupons and school reports.

  79. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    pictures for scrapbooking
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  80. I would print coupons.

  81. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I would print holiday cards and calendars.

  82. coupons of course

  83. I would print holiday recipes for family.

  84. Jessica Cote says:


  85. ryan minton says:

    i will print some holiday photos

  86. I’d print flyers for my business

  87. tricia dunkle says:

    Coupons and photos

  88. renee walters says:

    I would print coupons and my kid’s crafts!

  89. Austin Baroudi says:

    Pictures for my daughter!

  90. Homework and resumes and recipes!

  91. carol gentry says:

    I would start on my Christmas Letter for this year.

  92. Michelle Bryan says:

    Lots and lots of coupons!

  93. I’d print coupons!

  94. I’d print pics to finish my son’s baby book


  95. Pictures of my little girl.

  96. LOIS PAYTON says:


  97. I would print coupons

  98. I would print coupons and pages for my daughter to color.

  99. coupons, resumes and print outs for the kids

  100. I’d print coupons and coloring pages for my daughter

  101. Tanya Bartlett says:


  102. Sheila K. says:

    I would print couponsq

  103. Chrystal D says:

    Coupons, recipes & Christmas cards!

  104. Theresa D says:

    I would print lots of coupons.

  105. photos and coupons

  106. I would print coupons and Christmas letters.

  107. probably stuff for halloween!

  108. entered Fairy Fantastic Flash Secret of the Wings – 10/25 ONLY

  109. coupons

  110. shaunie w says:

    I’d print coupons

  111. shaunie w says:

    I joined Scott Shared Values

  112. Denise B. says:

    I print coupons.

  113. I would print photos from my recent vacation

  114. Carolyn N. says:

    I would print coupons.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  115. Mary Calabrese says:

    I’d print off family history information.

  116. Carolyn N. says:

    I subscribed via Google Reader.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  117. Grad school papers and school calendars

  118. I would print some coupons

  119. Casey Everidge says:


  120. Kyl Neusch says:

    for coupons!

  121. Important papers & coupons.
    Thanks for the chance!

  122. Angela Cisco says:


  123. dani marie says:

    probably coupons and stuff for class.

  124. Photos for collages.

  125. coupons

  126. Jessica Rose says:

    I would be printing Coupons!

  127. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    I’d print out my school papers.

  128. Kim Kihega says:

    coupons, coupons, and more coupons!

  129. I’d print lots of projects for my kids to work on

  130. Starr Greenwell says:

    Lots and lots of coupons. :)

  131. my pictures

  132. I’d print out photos!

  133. I’d print coupons mostly.

  134. I would print coupons – Thanks!

  135. Entered Dark Shadows giveaway – thanks!

  136. Coupons!

  137. beth shepherd says:

    family pictures

  138. I would print schooling for my daughter.

  139. I would print coupons.

  140. Debra Ford says:

    I would print coupons and photos

  141. Reports for school.

  142. I’d print coupons

  143. Miz Vickik says:

    Family photos~!

  144. Mary Cloud says:


    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  145. I would print coupons.


  147. Hollie Jahnke says:


  148. 8×10 Photos for my portfolio, homework and digital artwork

    thanks 😀

  149. I’d print coupons.

  150. coupons

  151. I’d print lots of coupons and my kids would print their school assignments.

  152. Jennifer Paige says:

    I’m always running out of ink when I want to print out the best coupons. So that is what I’d do.

  153. Jennifer Paige says:

    I subscribed to your RSS feed

  154. I’d print coupons!

  155. Cody Anderson says:

    I’d print book reports and coupons.

  156. Cody Anderson says:

    I subscribed to your RSS feed

  157. I’d print coupons!

  158. I imagine the majority of it would be used printing school assignments by the kids.

  159. Gennie Lancaster says:

    I would print coupons!!

  160. my son’s homework

  161. Russell Moore says:

    Resumes for my nephew who is staying with us.

  162. Russell Moore says:

    I subscribed to rss feed via google reader.

  163. photos
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  164. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would print photos and holiday letters

  165. I would print all the family pics I had taken.

  166. coupons

  167. photos, recipes, cards, etc.

  168. jen gersch says:


  169. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I would print a lot of coupons and pictures.

  170. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I follow you on Google Reader via RSS.

  171. we would print homework assignments and personal items

  172. tracey byram says:

    I’d print grocery coupons.

  173. You can never have enough ink…

  174. Karen Gonyea says:

    Coupons, coupons and coupons :)

  175. Amy DeLong says:

    holiday card/pics

  176. Dwayne Berry says:

    We’d use it to print up materials for my wife’s Wildtree business

  177. College papers.

  178. I would print invitations to our Christmas party

  179. It would go to my college student daughter, who would print out her class work.

  180. Lots of coupons

  181. I would print coupons

  182. Lyndsey R. says:

    I would print coupons.

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  183. Kaitlyn O. says:

    Crafting ideas and instructions

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  184. Caitlin McClure says:


  185. I print a lot of pictures and make my own cards a lot, so I would it it for both of those

  186. Susan Smith says:

    I’d print coupons and photos

  187. I need to print some photos

  188. jeanne conner says:


  189. Ella Brooks says:

    Coupons & Recipes

  190. Work papers.

  191. Heather S says:

    I would print graphic prints to frame!

  192. Brittney House says:

    pictures and work documents

  193. I need it to print address labels and work stuff.

  194. Dorothy Hubbard says:

    I’d print receipes on line, and other stuff ie quoates sayings.

  195. Chrissy Nestor says:

    School projects for my daughter

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  196. Kristen F says:

    ink cartridges that last longer!

  197. Love price matching at Walmart

  198. I print out letters with pictures.

  199. Vikki Billings says:

    I would print coupons and my holiday news letter.

  200. Vikki Billings says:

    I am an email subscriber

  201. Vikki Billings says:

    Sorry delete the message above with my name on it…I meant to say that I subscribed through RSS

  202. I’d print recipes, photos, stories, and coupons.

  203. julie hawkins says:

    pictures and coupons

  204. mary gardner says:

    lots of pictures!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  205. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    My favorite pictures, documents for work, activity sheets, coupons, calender of events, all kinds of great stuff!!!

  206. Lisa Fonseca says:

    I would print pictures I have saved on disk.

    lisando at

  207. kathy pease says:

    id print recipes

  208. Kristen Tolly says:

    I go through ink like nothing, would love to have this ink cartridge. :)

  209. Mostly household schedules and menus and some printable artwork.

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  210. I joined Scotts Shared Values!

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  211. I would print out lots of photos!

  212. I’d print coupons!

  213. I’d print coupons, coupons and more coupons.

  214. Coupons!

  215. Michelle Phelps says:

    I would print pictures of my boyfriend and I for a 6 years together special scrapbook I would give to him


  217. I would print our homeschool work!

  218. Richard Hicks says:

    woujld print kids homework, coupons, photos, and more

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  219. coupons

  220. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would print school work for my kids.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  221. I would print stories that my daughter loves to write.

  222. My kids’ homework!

  223. sheryl cullum says:

    Lots of coupons

  224. Trisha McKee says:

    I would print my writing and pictures. My daughter would print her school reports.

  225. Deborah Wallin says:

    I would print recipes and my kids school reports.

  226. Pictures!

  227. Email subscribe –

  228. I’d print some home organization sheets.

  229. I entered to win the $100 Walmart Gift Card.

  230. My Christmas newsletter :)

  231. I would print pictures!

  232. I’d print homework.

  233. Kelly Britton says:

    I would print out coupons.

  234. Lindsey Pegram says:

    I would print coupons and pictures.

  235. I would print coupons.

  236. I would print pictures for my Grandmommy

  237. I would print coupons and all the recpies i wanted to!!!

  238. Michelle f says:

    Photos of my daughter

  239. angela behlen says:

    I print recipes and coupons

  240. Marcy Strahan says:

    I would print out coupons!!!!!!!!!!!

  241. tracy simms says:

    coupons and homework..thanks,

  242. Marcy Strahan says:

    I am a memebr of Scott Shared Values

  243. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would print resumes.

  244. Angie baldridge says:

    Lots of coupons but also lots of coloring sheets for my daughter

  245. Penny Pierce says:

    I would print pictures from our trips!

  246. Marcy Strahan says:

    RSS Feed subscriber

  247. mostly coupons

  248. I would print out an alphabet coloring learning boook for my two year old

  249. I’d print some photos

  250. I would print coupons!

  251. Barbara Long says:

    I would print coupons.

  252. I joined Scotts shared values

  253. I’d print homeschooling lessons!

  254. April Keller says:

    Coupons and homework.

  255. shirley zolenski says:

    Lots of coupons

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