Monday, December 29, 2008

Free chicken biscuit at Chick Fil A

Make any purchase on Jan 1 and receive a free chicken biscuit on your next visit.

Sitting this one out

So for the first time in a long time, I am sitting the "after-Christmas Target madness" out. I am not even stepping foot in there. I don't need anything, even if it's the deal of the century. My focus is decluttering my house over the next 4 months, so no Target clearance for me.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Crazy deals at Publix

I know it's late but I wanted to post these in case someone still needed to go.

OOP: $100
Saved: $180!!!

The notables were:
Revlon beauty tool (use the Publix coupon in the advantage flyer plus the mfg) MONEY MAKER wyb the small clippers
Covergirl lip and nail color is 40% off plus use the 2.50 off cover girl Publix Q MONEY MAKER wyb the nail polish
triscuits and wheat thins ( Use the $1/2 and the $ off wyb crackers plus cheese)
Philadelphia cream cheese 4/$5 ( use the online printable for $1/2 and this works for the above coupon)
Scotch tape is B1G1 (use the Publix q) final price: .50 each
Ziplock bags 1.99 (Buy 5, use $2/3 and $1/2 plus the $5 off Publix q) final price: .40 each
borden cheese 2/$5 (use $1 off coupons from Publix winter savings paper) final price: 1.50

Saturday, December 20, 2008

No coupons tomorrow

Remember there are no coupons tomorrow!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Free lifesavers at Kroger

The bags are 1.00 so use your $1 off coupon for free candy!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Extra 30% off clearance at Old Navy

This was at the Woodstock store today.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Prince Caspian for 5.99 or .99 at Publix

It's 13.99 at Publix.
Minus Publix q in the green advantage flyer for $5 off
Minus $3 off Disney Coupon
There is also a rebate WYB 2 Minute Maid 64 oz products and they are $1 at Kroger this week. Rebate

The coupons work on any Disney DVD
The MIR works on Wall E, Sleeping Beauty, and Tinker Bell as well as Prince Caspian.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Publix deals

We made a stop on the way home from church today. We did pretty well considering the kids were INSANE!! LOL

OOP: $36.18
Saved: $101.05

10 Idahoan potatoes .65 each less .40 coupons that double: MONEY MAKER!!
4 College Inn Chicken broth 1.40 each less 4 $1 off Publix coupons and 4 $1 off mfg coupons: MONEY MAKER!!
4 Sudafed 3.99 less 4 $1.50 off mfg q's and 4 $2 off Publix q's: Final price .50 each
2 Smart balance butter blend 1.79 each less 2 $1 off q's: final price .79 each
3 Natural Kraft cheese blocks $2 each less $1 off blinkies right in front of them: final price $1 each
6 Scoth gift wrap tape 1.25 each less $1/2 q's: final price .75 each
4 Scotch packaging tape 1.60 each less $1/2 q's: final price 1.10 each
2 Publix shredded cheese $2 each less $1/2 Food lion q: final price $1.50 each
2 Bertollis Oven Bake meals $5 each less $2 off q's: final price $3 each
2 Juicy Juice $1.75 each less $1 off q's: final price .75 each
4 Ragu 1.30 each less 2 .50 q's that double: final price .80 each
2 old elpaso refried beans 1.25 each
2 double papers $5

Friday, December 5, 2008

Pottery Barn Personalized Ornaments 3.99 w/ free shipping!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Juicy Juice at Publix

It's B1G1 free this week. Go to for a $1 off coupon.

Free Johnson's buddies

Walmart has them for .99. Use this coupon and make them free!

Free vitamins at Kroger

Sundown vitamins are B1G1 again this week. So use your $2 off or $2 off and get free or very cheap vitamins. My kids like the spiderman gummies. No, they don't have a girly bottle. LOL

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Even better today!!

I am not believing this.

Spent: 3.83
Saved: 43.37

400% savings at Publix

All of this for $7.24!!
Saved: $31.75

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Upcoming Publix deal

They will have the Idahoan potato pouches b1g1 and here is a coupon for .40 off so free.
print now before they pull it!!

Free batteries at Target

I haven't been to try it yet but print this off and get the ones in the dollar spot at Target for free

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Kmart's doubling again

Kmart will double your coupons up to $2 this week. 4 of the same items per transaction.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Awesome sales at CVS

1st transaction:
hersheys kind size chocolate bar $1
Aussie shampoo 2.99
aussie conditioner 2.99
belgian waffle maker 19.99 (this is awesome, we already used it)
gatorade 1.49

$5 off $30
2 $1 off aussie coupons
$25 in ECBS

OOP: $1.59
Earned $18.47 in ecb's

2nd transaction:
playtex tampons 3.99
colgate advantage 2.99
loreal lip gloss 6.99
loreal lip gloss 6.99
sally hansen nailcolor 3.79
5 hour energy 3.99
maybeline foundation 8.99
2 gatorade 1.49 each
covergirl foundation 7.99
dove chocolate B1G1 free 2@4.49

$10 off $50
2 $1 loreal lip color
$1 colgate
$1 covergirl
$2 tampons


$47.72 in ECB's

Also got rainchecks for free johnson's lotion, bic soliel, shick quattro, universal remote and headphones.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Download free Christmas songs

Courtesy of Orpah. 48 hours only.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Have I mentioned to check Kroger for your meats?

I can't tell you how mnay great deals I get on meat at Kroger. Yesterday I found ground chicken for 1.50 per lb, turkey bratwurst and ground turkey for $1.50 lb, grassfed steaks for $4 and chicken sausage for $3. I spent $40 on meats and it will last us for probably 5-6 weeks!!

Publix Nov 20-Nov 26

8 pks coke products final price: 2.75 each (I used two Publix q's for B3G1 free plus two $1 off that I found in the store.)
The cokes are actually not as cheap as you can get them but they have a bigger selection at Publix than they do at CVS which is where I usually get great deals.

5 Voila meals 2.35 each less $1.25 coupons, final price: 1.10 each
6 dominos sugar (confectioners and light brown) .69 less .25 coupon that doubled, final price. 20 each
4 swanson's broth .54 each less .25 off 4 coupon that doubled, final price: .42 each
4 Danactive immunity $2 each less 1 .50 that doubled and 1 B2G1 free coupon, final price: 1.25 each
2 Reddi whip $2 each less 2 .50 coupons that doubled, final price: $1 each
2 triscuits 1.68 less $1/2, final price: 1.38 each
Horizon 4.19, less $1 off mfg, $1 Publix q, and $1 off wyb sara lee, final price: 1.19
10 Uncle Bens wild rice $1, less 5 B1G1 free, final price: .50 each
Publix bleach .01 item
4 swiss miss hot chocolate, 1.25 each less.30 that doubled, final price: .65 each
2 sunmaid raisins 1.65 each less $1/2, final price: 1.25 each
free johnson buddies with Publix baby coupon
10 Kraft mac-n- cheese .50 each
4 dixie plates, 1.50 each less .35 coupon that doubled, final price: .80 each
helmans mayo 2.50 less .60 coupon, final price: 1.90
folgers 5.99 less .50 coupon that doubled, final price: 4.99 (big container)
2 Ocean spray grapefruit juice 1.79 less 2 $1 off coupons, final price: .79 each
4 Delmonte corn/peas .65 less $1 off 4, final price: .40 each
4 del monte tomatoes (like rotel) $1 each less $1 off 4, final price: .75 each
other misc reg items

Saved: 130.94
OOP: 90.50

Saturday, November 22, 2008

CHEAP Kids magazines (This weekend only!)

Stocking Stuffer Idea for only $2.20
Sale this WEEKEND ONLY!!

Children's Magazine Sale

Turtle Magazine 6 issues/yr
and Jack and Jill 6 issues/yr
New or Renewal - $2.20 per year
(Save 88% off regular subscription price) !
No automatic renewals

This deal does not require a coupon code but you must select CHECKOUT before prices will adjust. You can view your price adjustment prior to paying.
Go to Subscriptions and then to Kids Magazines.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Aeropostale Sale

Use the code FRIENDS08 at Aeropostale and receive 30% off everything. Shipping is free if you spend $100 and that's BEFORE the discount! Expires 11/23

Monday, November 17, 2008

Vitamins at Kroger

Kroger has Sundown, Nature's Bounty and Disney vitamins on sale for B1G1 this week. Combine that with your $1 or $2 off coupons and you have free or cheap vitamins. I picked some up the last time that were folic acid vitamins, just so I could make $$ and I am going to donate them to a pregnancy center.

ETA: There are $3 off q's in the paper!! Remember that they are mfg's even though they say Publx on them.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

HUGE savings on crafts including Christmas crafts

Current Most of these items will come up 1/2 of what they are showing. At checkout use WGGWGA and VIP for the codes to get 25% and 15% more off. is another site with MAJOR craft deals. Use CIC for 10% off or PEJE for 15% off.

Publix trip

This wasn't a great week but there were a few deals. I bought quite a bit without coupons b/c it was stuff I needed and I had my entire family with me. :)

4 boxes Eggo waffles 2.00 less 4 .55 q's, final price: 1.45 each
4 Lenders Bagles .98 each
4 Danactive 4 pks 2.00 less 4 $1 q's, final price: 1.00 each
Orville redenbachers 2.45 less .40 that doubled, final price: 1.65
6 Cheez its 2.00 each
8 Kraft mac-n-cheese .50 each
3 Motts apple juice 2 each less $1/3 coupon, final price: 1.67 each
5 Juicy juice 1.75 each
2 Peter Pan large peanut butter 3.50 each less $/2 coupon, final price: 3 each
2 Crisco Olive Oil 3.24 each less 2 .75 coupons, final price: 2.50 each
2 Hershey's Syrup .99 each
olive 2.39
blue cheese 3.69
10 packs of Martha Mix .80 each less $5 Publix coupon and .55 mfg q: final price: .25 each
2 bags of Fresh express salad 2 each
bananas 1.52
carrots .89
celery 1.89 less $2 Publix coupon on any produce WYB the fresh express salad
2 bags of tostiots chips 3.33 each
gal organic milk 5.79
Less $5/$20 Walgreens coupon

Saved: 90.30
OOP: 87.74

Huge, Huge savings on Britax

This is an outstanding deal!! Free shippin

Britax Marathon 42.99

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A great coupon class

Thanks to all the mamas who came tonight to the class. I had a great time talking about my new hobby and I hope it was helpful to all of you. I will probably host another class in Jan sometime for anyone who wasn't able to make it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Walgreen's coupon Nov, 14 and 15th only!!

Don't forget that some Publix store will accept this too!!

New Muir Glen coupon

Muir Glen The tomato sauce is .85 a Publix.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Free Photo Book 48 hours only!!

You need to get the credit in your account today and then you have until Sun to use it.

If you have attempted to take advantage of the offer of a free photo book as seen on the Oprah show but were unsuccessful, please try these steps:

1. Log out of your Snapfish account.

2. Click the following link to initiate the credit process.

Oprah free photo book offer

3. Click the Get Started button

4. Log in via the link in the upper right

5. Click the "your cart" link in the upper right section of the web page. Step through the checkout process, and the credit should apply towards your order.

If you are still encountering problems, please contact Customer Service.

You can email Customer Service by clicking here.

You can contact Customer Service via telephone at:

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Clearance at Target and Walmart

I got some good deals yesterday at Target.

ziplock bags that were clearanced for .50 plus coupons made them free!!
Poptarts makred down to 1.58 plus coupons made them .58 each
Cascadian Farms granola bars marked down to 2.30 plus coupons made them 1.30 each
Dove chocolate on sale for 1.67 each plus coupons made them .67 each
cute pair of pants for Leah 3.74

Then I stopped by Walmart and got UGA folding chairs that were 24.98 ,marked down to 7.50 each

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Note: Kroger's coupon policy

Today I got some information about Kroger's coupon policy. Their policy is to only double the first coupon on each item. Meaning, you buy 4 of the same item, they only double the first one. The others are face value. The computer will automatically double it and the cashier is to manually fix it. My store in Jasper, did this to me today. I have been shopping there weekly for three years and they have never enforced this policy. I didn't know it existed. So keep that in mind when you're shopping at Kroger.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Cherokee Christian School yard sale Sat 7-3

Cherokee Christian School is having a huge yard sale this Sat. from 7am-3pm at the school. All proceeds go toward the CCS senior trip. The school is located at: 3075 Trickum Road, Woodstock GA - They will have baby items, furniture, toys, books, games, clothes, craft items, sports equipment, collectibles, and more. Also a coffee and food concession will open. Feel free to pass this email onto anyone else who might be interested. Thanks and have a nice day

Monday, November 3, 2008

Free stuff for voting

Starbucks: Free tall coffee for saying ”I voted.”
Ben & Jerry’s: Free scoop of ice cream from 5-8 p.m.
Krispy Kreme: Free star-shaped doughnut with red, white and blue sprinkles to each customer wearing an “I Voted” sticker.
Chick-fil-A: Free chicken sandwich for wearing the “I Voted” sticker.

Printable Target toy coupons

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Penny Item at Publix

is Publix oatmeal.

Saved 70% at Publix

It's a decent week at Publix.

10 Green Giant steamers are 50% off. less .50 coupon that doubles or $1 printable,
final price: .19each (check out this blog for the links)
2 Keebler cookies B1G1, 1.65 each less .55/2, final price: 1.37 each
2 Smuckers squeeze jelly 1.99 each, less .35 that doubled, final price: 1.29 each
2 arnolds bread 1.85 each
2 Barilla past sauce 1.37 each
8 Uncle Ben's rice .79 less $1/2 coupons, final price: .29 each
organic milk 5.79 less $1 off wyb 2 smuckers, final price: 4.79
4 steam and mash B1G1, $2 less $1 coupons, final price: $1 each
Organic hearts of romaine 2.50
2 bags of mini snickers 1.65 each
lunch meat

OOP: 42.71
Saved: 62.77

Friday, October 31, 2008

Free, Free, Free

I love getting deals for free!!

Kroger last night:

scotch brite nail saver sponges $1 (less .50 coupon doubled)

Pert Plus $2 (less $2 coupon)

revlon nail cippers $1.22 (less $2 coupon) MONEY MAKER!!

Other good deals:

Athenos Hummus $1

Tombstone 1.99 (only last night)
Lunchables $1
fritos/cheetos 1.27 (last night only)
energizer batteries $2 (less $1 off coupons)
kroger cough drops .58

Saved: $101.80
Spent: $45.33

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fundraiser for Mackenzie

Mackenzie is in chorus this year and they are raising money for trips and equipment. She is selling magazines, wrapping paper, gifts, you name it and it's probably on the website. There are three different tabs on the left side under "browse catalogs." There is a good magazine for my fellow couponers that I have been buying at Walmart called All For You. She's also selling cookie dough and I didn't see it on the site. Please don't feel obligated. I just wanted to put it out there in case you were interested in any of the stuff. The orders have to be placed by Nov 4th. Thanks

Kroger deals

This week at Kroger...

Purex 1.99 (use .50 coupon that doubles) final price: .99
Kroger ibuprofen .58
Athenos hummus $1
lean pockets 1.67 (use .50 coupon that doubles) final price: .67 each
lunchables $1
asparagus $1.99
cucumbers .50
Dole mushrooms 1.50
Pineapple 2.99

Check your Kroger for clearance meat. I found a ton of Laura's organic meat on clearance and whole chickens too.
Also on Thursday from 4-12 there will be a special sale. I am heading back for tombstone pizzas for 1.99, fritos/cheetos for 1.27 and they will have cheap halloween candy too.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Scotch Brite Nail Saver sponge

Free at Kroger

On sale for $1 off right now and here is a $1 off coupon.

Kellogg's 2008 $10 Gift Check Offer

Check out

The Coupon Game blog for details.


Ebates is an online rebate site. It's very simple to use and free. You just go their site everytime you are going to buy something online and search for the store. If they are affiliated there will be a link to go through. You can save anywhere from 1% to 15% and it's free. I have been a member for a couple of years. It's great.

Sign up for Ebates

Aeropostale deals

Hoodies for 16.99 with free pants!!

OOPS1015 - Free shipping on orders of $100 or more - Expires 10/31/08
TREAT30 - Extra 30% off Clearance items - Expires 10/26/08
VISA10- $10 off $100 when you use your visa

Play around and see how you will get the best deal b/c you can only use one code.

Don't forget to go through ebates to save even more $$. You can sign up

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Coupon class for my local friends, Nov 15 @ 7pm

I am having a coupon class to lay out the basics of couponing and stockpiling.

Nov 15, 2008
My house (let me know if you need directions)
I will have snacky food
You need to bring your binder (even if you haven't started yet,) any coupons that you have, photo sheets for the binder, dividers, etc.
I will have lots of coupons for the taking!!

Publix brag

Tonight I spent $45 and saved $120!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

$1/1 off Kelloggs at

Thanks Annie, for letting me know about these great coupons. These will pair nicely with the B1G1 sale at Publix this week.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kroger Deals

12 Lean cuisine pizzas and flatbread sandwiches 6 for $10 plus three $1 off coupons: final price 1.40 each
2 oredia hashbrowns used 2 $1 off coupons: final price 1.50 each
2 oredia steam and mash used $1 off and B3G1 free: final price: $1.50 for two
3 pks Aidell chicken sausage: clearance price 3.29 each
2 Tyson thick cut bacon B1G1 plus 2 .55 coupons: final price 2.09 each
whole oragnic chicken: clearance price 5.30
6 heathy harvest soup: $1.00 each plus 3 .40 off coupons that doubled: final price .40 each
revlon clippers 1.49 plus $2 off coupon: final price -.50 MONEY MAKER!!!
revlon nail files 1.22 plus $2 off coupon: final price -.78 MONEY MAKER!!!
Pantene conditioner 3.33 plus $1 off 2 coupon: final price 2.33
Pantene hairspray 3.33 plus coupon on Kroger card: final price FREE!!
6 Johnson buddies colored soap 1.79 each plus 2 $3 off 3 coupons: final price .79 each
2 Sarah lee bread B1G1 plus 2 $1 off coupons: final price .40 each
2 sarah lee buns: final price FREE!! (free w/ purchase of sarah lee bread)
20 pks of cottonelle: .99 plus 20 $1 off coupons: final price FREE!!
2 sundown folic acid 1.34 each plus 2 $2 off coupons: final price -.66 each MONEY MAKER!! (I am going to donate these to the pregnancy center near me)

OOP: 56.60
Saved: 98.61

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

In home focus group

We are currently recruiting respondents from the Atlanta area to participate in a paid in-home OR shop along interview to be scheduled at your convenience on Tuesday October 21st - Friday October 24th. Compensation for the 1 hour in-home interview is $200. Compensation for the 90 minute shop along interview is $85. Please click on the below link and answer a few screening questions to determine if you qualify for this study.

Click here

If you appear to qualify based on your answers, a Focus Forward representative will contact you with additional questions.

Thank you for your interest in Focus Forward.

Claudia Taylor

Free scoop for voters

Ben & Jerry's wants to thank you for voting by giving you a free scoop of ice cream! Come to participating scoop shops on November 4th from 5-8pm, show us you voted and you'll get a free scoop of ice cream. Show us your "I Voted" sticker, a photo of you in front of your polling station, do the "I Voted dance" or just tell us you voted.

50% off clearance at TCP

Plus 15% off using code: HAA8

Free church festival in Woodstock

East Cherokee Community Church,
999 Jep Wheeler Road,

FREE God Party
Oct. 18
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be inspirational testimonies, bluegrass music by The Weeks Family, a
petting zoo, hay rides, picnic food, volleyball, kids games, a cake
walk, Olympiad games for youth and door prizes. For more information,

Monday, October 13, 2008

Publix deals

4 Kahiki egg rolls B1G1 plus $1/2 coupon: final price $1 each
2 Barber Chicken 2 for 4.99 plus 2 $1 off coupons: final price $1 each
Seapack tilapia and salmon B1B1 plus $1 off coupon: final price $2.79 each
4 Toll house cookie dough $2 plus coupons (2 $1 off and 1 1.50/2) final price: 1.38 each
2 boxes of mini pancakes 1.50 each
8 pks of publix kids yogurt 1.67 plus $1 off coupons: final price .67 each
2 Kozy rice pudding B1G1 plus $1 off coupon: final price .45 each
bananas 1.11
deli meat 8.45 plus $1 off Publix coupon: final price 7.45
2 almond breeze 2.50 plus 2 free coupons!! FREE.
2 publix salad $3 each (just realized this didn't ring up right, should be B1G1)
grapes 3.73 (forgot to use target coupon :(
Publix smarties .01 (penny item)
wheat thins 2.50 plus $1 off coupon final: 1.50
2 Mrs C croutons .69 each
2 muir glen tomatoes used 2 $1 off plus publix 1/2 final price: .19 each
4 bottles of lysol 1.35 plus .75 coupon final: .60 each
4 bottles of lysol 1.35 plus .50 that doubled, final: .35 each
2 wishbone dressings 1.35 plus .75 coupons, final price: .60 each
Progresso bread crumbs .96 plus 2 $1 off coupons, final: -.04 MONEY MAKER!!
4 Honest earth potatoes 1.99 plus $1 coupons, final price: .99 each
2 doritos 1.90 each
2 publix tortilla chips 1.67 each

OOP: 65.50
Saved: 106.94

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Free rice

Go to
Enter code RICE
Print coupon

Thursday, October 9, 2008

4 x 6 prints for .01

Snapfish has .01 prints this weekend. Get 50 prints for .50. Use code FALLPENNY08 at checkout. Ends Sat.

Extended until 10/14!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Free organic tomatoes at Publix

Muir Glen tomatoes are on sale for 1.33 each. You can use your .75 off or $1 off (online printable) plus you can use the Publix coupon for $1 off 2 products.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kroger deal on vitamins

Sun down vitamins are 50% off right now. Combine that with your $3 off coupons and you can make $$

Making $$ at CVS

It was a good night at CVS!

4 lady's speed stick 1.99 each (used .75 coupons)
Bic soliel razor 5.99 (used $3 off coupon)
Bic soliel cartridge 5.99 (used $3 off coupon)
dove beauty bar .99 (Used $1 off coupon)
5 CVS bar soap .99 each
1 colgae maxfressh toothpaste 2.99 each (used $1 off coupons)
fun flossers .75
Breeze glucose monitor 14.99

Also used $10 off $50 (I think they allowed it b/c I had some motrin and then changed my mind)
Used 12 ECB's

OOP: 13.60 plus tax
Received: 31 in ECB's
Plus a mail in rebate for 14.99 (monitor)


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CVS reportedly is marking down their Vera Bradley knock offs

Check you store. My friend found these bags (duffel bags, backpacks, little purses) for 90% off today!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

More Publix deals

Ok, so I was going to take the week off, but I got a cheez it coupon and had to go back.

6 GE compact flourescent light bulbs are B1G1, 3.79 and use your $1 off coupons. Final price: .89 each
10 boxes of Cheez its: B1B1 plus Target coupon. Final price: $1.10 each
4 Bounty napkins: 1.99, use Publix $1 off coupon plus .25 that doubles. Final price: .50 each
4 cottonelle wipes .99, use .50 off coupons that double. :Free!!
4 stouffers pizzas: B1G1
grapes: 1.49 lb, use $1 off Target coupon
2 chex mix: B1G1 plus $1/2 target coupons. (I had a $1/2 mfg coupon so I only got two bags. Not cheap enough unless I get more mfg q's.) Final price: .25 each
4 Captain crunch: $4ish, B1G1, .50 coupon that doubles, plus $1/2 Target coupon. Final Price: around .75 each

Friday, September 26, 2008

Publix deals

Ok, so tonight I got so much stuff at Publix that I was embarrassing myself!! :) But hey, it was one of my most successful nights ever!!

4 toaster strdel $1 each (used .35 off coupons that double) final price: $.30 each
4 Grands biscuits $1 each (used .35 off two that double) final price: $.60 each
2 kraft singles $3 each
4 sara lee cheescake bites 1.99 each (used $1 off) final price: $1 each
4 Sarah lee poundcakes 1.99 each (used $1 off) final price: $1 each
3 Viola chik skillet meals $2.50 each (used $2 off ) final Price: $.50 each
8 arnolds bread (used rain check from last week) plus .50 coupons that double, final Price: $.40 each
organic milk 5.79 (used $2 off coupon)
cream cheese 1.50
4 kraft macaroni $1 each
3 nabisco toasted chips 1.65
dimetapp 2.25 (used .50 coupon that doubled) final price: 1.25
wheat thins 3.85 (used free wheat thins w/ 3 nabisco products) final price: Free
4 pillsbury cake mixes .85 (used .40 that doubled) final price: .05 each
4 boxes of ronzoni .89 (used $1 off) final price: MONEY MAKER!!
2 bullseye bbq sauce 1.69 each (used $1 off) final price: .69
2 A1 1.97 each (used $1 off) final price: .97 each
2 grits 1.29 each (used $1 off 2) final price: .79 each
8 campbells heathy harvest soup 1.20 each (used .50 off 2 that double) final price: .70 each
5 chinet crystal cups $1.25 each (used $1 off) final price: .25
9 chinet plates 3.10 each (used $1 off) final price: 2.10
Used 2 $1 off nabisco and cheese coupons
Then I used 2 $3 off $15 target pantryware
And $5 off $20 Walgreens
add in a few other misc things

OOP: 71.98
Saved: 168. 39!!!!

Kroger deals

Turkey hill tea 1/2 gallons are $1, use your $1 off coupon and they are free
Cottonelle is .99 everyday, use .50 coupons from last Sunday's paper, they double for free tp!
Jollytime popcorn is $1, use online coupons for free or overage.
Johnson buddies .99 or 1.09, depending on your store, use $3 off 3 for free or cheap soap
Dial soap is $1, check for peelies that will double for free soap

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Legacy Park (in Kennesaw) yard sales this weekend!!

This is always worth going to. I have been going for a few years. They are usually open around 8 on Friday even though it says 10. Happy Shopping.

2nd CVS trip this week

Actually it's the fourth but at two of them I didn't buy anything. :)

2 Ponds cleansing towelettes $5 each
4 12pks of pepsi products 2.75 each
10 gatorades $1 each
cvs cough drops .99
listerine 3 pk (film things) $1
2 schick quattro 4pk cartridge refill 9.99 (B1G1 free)
Nivea mens body wash 4.99
Adidas men deordorant 4.99
4 pks of gold emble nuts .99 each

Total: 56.92
$10 off $50
$20 in ECB's from kimberly clark deal
2 $4 off shick coupons
.25 off listerine pack
$1 off adidas
$1 off nivea
2 $1 off 2 gold emblem products
$1 off CVS cold remedies
mystery $1 coupon (maybe she typed in too many?)

17.99 in ECB's!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Great deal at CVS

This is how I worked the Kimberly Clark deal. It says limit 1 deal, but it's actually two!!

2 pks of Huggies (52 ct size 4) 15.00 each
6 boxes of kleenex $1 each
3 clean team soaps 2.99 each
Cottonelle 6.49

$10 off $50
CVS coupon $2 off huggies
CVS coupon $1 off kleenex
$2 ecb
3 $1 off 2 kleenex
$3 off 2 cleanteam
$1 off cleanteam
.75 off cottonelle
2 $3 off huggies

OOP: $22.71 plus tax
Received : $20 in ecbs

Publix trip 9/22/08

Pretty good trip to Publix

7pks chinet crystal cups 1.25 (used $1 off coupons)= final price .25 each
Nilla wafers 1.55 each
4 jars Vlasic pickles 1.40 each (used $1 online coupons)= final price .40 each jar
2 bottles Sundown kids vitamins 6.99 each (used $6/2 Publix coupon and 2 $2 off mfg coupon) = final price $2 each
del monte tomatoes .75 each
Aunt jemimas breakfast $1 each (used $1/2) final price .50 each
5 green steamers(raincheck for 50% off, $1 coupons) final price= .30 each
2 arnolds bread 1.40 each (used 2 .55 off) final price .85
organic milk 5.79 (used $2 off milk wyb 2 arnolds breads) final price 3.79

OOP: 19.91 plus tax
Saved : 46.96

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Awesome Publix trip!!

All of this was free!!!!

3 chinet crystals cups 1.25 each (used $1 off q in Publix Summertime paper) (got a raincheck for 10 more)
12 Aunt Jemima breakfasts $1 each (used 6 $1 off 2 in Publix football paper)
4 Dixie napkins 1.50 each (used 4 .50 off mfg q that doubles)
12 Birds eye veggies 1.09(some were .89) (used 6 $1 off 2 Publix from the pyramid paper and 4 $1 off 3 mfg q)
5 Danimals 8 pk 1.75 (used 5 $1 off q's)
8 Zatarains boxed rice .90 each (used 4 $1 off 2 mfg q's)
2 Aunt jemima syrup 1.75 each (used $1 off 2 mfg q)
3 pace specialty salsa $2 each (used 3 .50 off that doubled)
Free almond breeze

This was the sweetest part:
1 revlon toe clippers 2.99
3 revlon nail clippers 1.49 each
2 Johnson and Johnson baby wash 3.39
Johnson and Johnson bedtime bath 4.79
3 johnson and johnson baby powder 1.59 each
Used :
4 $2 off Revlon nail clipper (Publix coupon)
4 $1 off revlon beauty tool (mfg coupon)
2 $3 off Johnson and Johnson mfg coupon
6 $1 off Johnson and Johnson publix coupon
Total: -.02!!!!! As in totally free baby!!!

Out of Pocket tonight: 27.18
Saved : 112.42!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dora disposable cameras are CVS

Are .99!!!


I know, I don't usually go there. But I had a few minutes and a $10 off coupon, so I tried it.

Folding table 6.49
2 Dove chocolate bar 2/$5
3 Robitussin 3.99 each
3 tylenol pm rapid release 3.49 each
2 windex 2.49 each
2 scrubbing bubbles action scrubber kits 3.79 each
3 scrubbing bubbles bathroom wipes 2.49 each
2 cold md 2.49 each
zippered binder 3.99

$10 off $40 purchase (this is supposed to be after coupons, but the cashier tried it and it worked for me)
3 -$1 off tylenol Walgreens q's (these are in the monthly saver book)
2-$1 off Dove Walgreen's q's
3 -$2 off tylenol q's
2 -2.75 off scrubbing action kit Coupon
3-$1 off Robitussin
2-.75 off windex
3- $1 off scrubbing bubbles wipes

$20 in register rewards

Plus 3.79 for mail in rebate on scrubber kit
Not bad for my first time and some extra things in there.

Kroger tonight

3 coppertone continuous spray 4.99 (50% off)
2pk coppertone continuous spray 8.24
10 4pk cottonelle .99 each
8 chex mix 1.29 each
4 boxes of Nature valley bars 2.19 each
betty crocker fruit snackers 2.00
kroger plastic spoons 1.00
2 pks old el paso seasoning .89 each
goldfish 1.27
2 cans of diced tomatoes 1.09 each
16 cans of tomato/chicken noodle .59 each
2 1/2 gal of Mayfield slow churned 1.99 each (3 day sale)
4 green giant immunity boost boxed veggies 1.69 each
4 packs of hormel natural 1.99 each
2 pks of organic beef 5.39 each
red onion 1.29
bagged salad 2.50
white grapes 1.80 (3 day sale)
baby carrots 1.99
egglands free range eggs 2.99

$5 off $50 (entertainment book)
$17 for the buy 15 deal (wouldn't honor the $5 but gave me an x $2)
$1.10 old elpaso (cellfire)
8- .50 off chex mix (doubled)
4 .40 off cambells (doubled)
4 .5 off green giant (doubled)
4-.50 off Nature valley (doubled)
$2 free betty crocker fruit snack
a bunch of cottonelle mfg
.50 off cottonelle (cellfire)

Received $2.50 catalina

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another Kroger deal

I just realized the chex mix is pictured with the buy 15 deal. They are also B1G1 this week. Add your .50 coupons that double and have a great deal!!

8 pks of chex mix 1.25 (est price)
7 pks cottonelle .99 each
8 .50 off coupons (double)
2 .75 off cottonelle
5- .50 off cottonelle (double)
Minus $5 or $3
= $$ maker!!!

Kohls sale

Lots of good stuff in clearance. I just got 4 sets of jersey sheet sets for $30. I got a 30% off on my Kohls paper in the mail, so watch for yours. Here are a couple of authorized codes for Kohls.

MVCSAVE15 - 15% off with your Kohl's card - Expires 09/30/08
MVC2039 - Free Shipping with Kohl's card - Expires 09/17/08

Campbell's Deal at Kroger

Campbells chicken noodle or tomato soup .59 each
If the low sodium are included-15 cans of soup 8.85
Minus 4-.40 off 2 low sodium ck/tomato soup (doubles)
Minus 1- .40 4 chicken noodle/tomato (doubles)
Minus either $3 or $5 depending on the store
OOP: 1.85 or -.15 before tax

Kroger deals

Double dipping starts tomorrow 9/12. Meaning that when you buy x number of a certain product, you will get catalina's (the coupons that print with your reciept) for $$ off your next shopping trip.

Buy GM Pop Secret and save up to $3
buy 2 - get $1
buy 3 - get $2
buy 4 - get $3
Buy Nature Valley Granola Bars and save up to $3.50
buy 3 - get $1.50
buy 4 - get $2.50
buy 5 - get $3.50
Buy Green Giant Vegetables and save up to $3.00
buy 3 - get $1
buy 4 - get $2
buy 5 - get $3
Buy the following and save up to $3.50
Fruit ShapesFruit by the footFoot GushersFruit Roll-Ups orFruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz
buy 3 - get $1.50
buy 4 - get $2.50
buy 5 - get $3.50
Combine these fine sales with coupons and the Reward Yourself promotion and you can enjoy extra savings. The catalinas start printing 9/12 thru 10/5. My Kroger ad states that the "Reward Yourself" promo is good thru 9/20, so plenty of time to pull together your coupons.

So here's a scenario:
4 boxes of nature's valley bars 2.19 each
1 box of betty crocker fruit snacks 2.00
1 package of goldfish 1.27
4 boxes of green vally healthy weight frozen veggies 1.41 each
2 pks of old el paso seasoning .89 each
3 4-packs of cottonelle

3- .75 off cottonelle
4- .25 off green giant healthy weight (doubles)
4- .50 off nature's valley (doubles)
free betty crocker snacks when you buy 2 nature's valley
.50 off goldfish (
1.10 off old el paso (
$3 or $5 depending on your ad for 15 products
OOP: 7.57 or 9.57 plus tax
Receive 2.50 for nature valley and 2 for green giant
TOTAL OOP: 3.07 or 5.07 plus tax depending

Sunday, September 7, 2008

CVS today-Tons of 90% off!!

CVS today:
2 hannah montanna microphones .99 each
playdough .49
12 pk tennis balls .59
4 pk pet pals .59
2 velcro ball games .59 each
2 24X48 folding tables 1.99 each!!
2 talking cameras .39 each
3 polly pocket sets .99 each!!
playdough .29
2 pairs of flip flops .49 each
2 swim masks .59 each
rolling cart 6.49
office lamp 2.49
4 5pk rubbermaid take along containers 1.74 each
sterlite storage container .75
2 gold emblem nuts 1.99 each
2 chex mix 1.00 each
3 revlon nail color 3.99 each
loreal skincare wipes 5.99
Used:$10 off $50
5 $1 off rubbermaid
$2 off 2 gold emblem nuts
23.98 in ECB's
Spent: 16.38
Received: 14.99 in ecb's
saved: 211.16

Publix yesterday

Publix Yesterday:
Broccoli slaw
vegetable stir fry
4 aunt jemima pancakes
2 Green Giant steamers
4 4-pk dannon yogurt
2 rice-a-roni
2 shick razors (two count)
clearance house wash stuff
2 sundown vitamins(clearance)
4 jars of Prego
2 spray and wash
2 Old El Paso salsa
2 cards
10 pks of apple and eve juice boxes
3 loaves of Natures own bread
2 bags of doritos
Lunch (family meal from deli plus an extra rolls and side)
Saved: 91.42

Publix today

5 pks of Chinet
12 pks of Back to Nature snack packs
4 tyson chicken fried rice kits
1 bag of potatoes
Grassfed New York strip
2 double papers

Spent 25.97
Saved: 68.10
I made enough $$ on the almonds to make the $165 steak free!!

Publix deals

Tyson kits are b1g1 if your PUblix takes competitors coupons trying using this coupon from Target

OldElpaso salsa is b1g1 -.50mc coupon makes it around 70cents

Eggland best eggs $2 -.35coupon = $1.30 each

HungryMan is b1g1 and there are $1 off 2 Publix coupons, look for display for book

GreenGiant Steamers are b1g1 and here is a coupon for $1 off

Aunt Jemima pancakes etc. are b1g1 Try one of these for mfg coupons

Apple and Eve juice boxees b1g1 and there are coupons for this item in Greenwise magazine

Back to Nature snack packs are .69, use $2 off ocupon in the Pyramid booklet at the front of the store for !.30 overage on each

Chinet is B1G! plus mfg coupon for $1 off. Then you can use Target coupon for $3 off $15 if yours takes Target coupons.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Good ECB deals (a good way to get started)

I usually have a $10/$50 so I don't usually break up the transactions. But if you want to get going with the ECB's and not be too much OOP(out of pocket,) the best way is to find something that will be free or a money maker after ECB's.

Right now you can get the AccuMeter (glucose meter) for 9.99 with 9.99 in ECB's.

Also buy 2 Cover Girl Wetslicks for 5.99, use your B1G1 free coupon, and use your $1 off, get two for 4.99 and then you will recieve 5.99 in ECB's.

So the best way to do this is to do the covergirl deal, them use your 5.99 in ECB's to buy the monitor.

So here it is...
2 wetslicks 11.98
-B1G1 free 5.99
-$1 mfg q
OOP 4.99 plus tax
Receive 5.99 in ECB's

-5.99 in ECB's
OOP $4 plus tax
Receive 9.99 in ECB's

So you walk away with a monitor, 2 wetslicks, and 9.99 in ECB's, only having spent 8.99 plus tax.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Music in the Woodstock City Park- Thursdays in Sept.

It is located at the corner of Main Street and Arnold Mill/Towne Lake Pkwy.
Noon to 1pm

Musical Line Up:
Thurs. 9/4 Good Sam Band Christian Praise Music
Thurs. 9/11 Kareem Rea Classic Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Thurs. 9/18 Josh Brown Country & Blues
Thurs. 9/25 Andy Lee Stephens Country Rock

KraftyKid - 10 Complete Craft Kits $9.98 + Free Shipping!! Sell out fast! Use code: RENEW08 - FREE U.S. shipping (or $5.95 off Canadian shipping) on any order of $9.98 or more - Expires 09/15/08 It's finally here!!!! Our Annual surprise bag sale is finally here. Stock up on your craft kits right before the holidays hit. We've combined 5 craft kits into one fun surprise craft grab bag for only $4.99! That's $10 off of our normal selling price for these grab bags. These surprise bags are in Limited Supply and we always sell out. Once they're gone...they're gone so order now! Use special code: RENEW08 at checkout for free shipping* on your order of 2 or more surprise grab bags. That's can get 10 complete craft kits for less than $10 shipped!

Overage at Publix

Pull out your $2 off Shick razors Qs from the 8/23 Smart Source and head to Publix. They have the 2 pack trial size Shick razors for 99 cents. Every package you buy will give you $1.01 overage to spend on other groceries.

Check your clearance bin bottles of Sundown vitamins for $1.50. Use the $6 off 2 Sundown vitamins store coupon that can be found in the latest green savings Publix flyer that expires in late September. You will have $3 in overage. If you can't find Sundown in your clearance bin, head to the vitamin aisle and pick up 2 of the least expensive bottles of Sundown vitamins. This deal gets even better if you have any manufacturer coupons for Sundown.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stockpile Pictures

My ever growing stockpile

This is one of our linen closets. This has shampoo, body wash, feminine products, soap, etc.

Bathroom drawer: Toothbrushes, kids toothpaste, makeup wipes
Under my sink :Toothpaste, sun products
Under Tim's sink: deodorant, razors, listerine
Garage fridge : drinks
Garage bookshelf: Household products, diapers, wipes (extra that wont fit in the girls' closet)
Food shelves and the chest freezer
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Target deals-free poptarts!

Yes, my kids are going to wonder whose house they have moved in to!!

Buy any of these 4 products (poptarts, rice crispy treats, keebler cookies and cheez-its) get a $5 gift card. They are 4 for $9 or after gc you can say 4 for $4 Use your coupons and on there are Target Poptart coupons that you can use too which will make free pop tarts!!!!!!

Kohl's 75% off!

All of their Dorm stuff is 75% off. It includes twin size foam mattress toppers, bedding, frames, etc. Also some summer dinnerware and water bottles are 75% off too!

Late night CVS run

I ended up going late last night to CVS. I needed a few things that weren't really "deals" but it still came out excellent. Here's how it played out...

1000 pack straws 1.25
4 pk cups 1.25
4 pk cups 1.25
150 pk waterballoons .70
150 pk waterballoons .70
boats (for water table) .62
Igloo 12 can cooler 4.99
Igloo 1 gal water jug 3.25
3 pairs of flip flops .49 each
2 bottles (12oz and 14oz) of suave body wash for men 2.00 each
4 bottles of suave kids shampoo (12 oz) w/ conditioner 2.00
3 bottles of suave body wash (12oz) 2.00 each
(*Most of the suave had 25% free as well)
duracell 4pk c batteries 5.29
6 cans Pringles .88 each
Accu glucose meter 9.99
4 pks of stayfree 3.99 each
2 covergirl wetslicks 5.99 each
swimmers ear 3.59
4 pks of gold emblem nuts .99 each

2 $10 off $50
.75 on Duracell
2 $1 off covergirl
2 B1G1 free stayfree
4 B1G1 free Suave
$2 off 3 suave
$1 off 2 Suave
2 $2 off gold emblem nuts
11.98 ecb
5.98 ecb

25.84 plus tax OOP
Earned 29.98 in ECBs

Summer stuff 75% off at CVS!!

Lots of good stuff. Coolers, flip flops, water balloons, summer tableware, water guns, pools, etc. I got 1000 straws for $1.25!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Remember no coupons on holiday weekends

There usually aren't any. There's talk of a small insert, so just look before you buy a bunch of papers.

Now that you have your system...

Let's talk about what to do with it.

First you have to clip coupons. I go to the store every Sunday and buy two double AJC's. Which means I will get 4 sets of coupons. Now if you're family is smaller than mine, I would only get one. You can also print lots of coupons online. You will have to check with your stores to find out if they take internet coupons. It's important to find out the policy before you go in. Find out if they double or triple or take competitors and if so which ones. Some Publix stores will take Target q's (coupons) and some wont. Also, when you are at the store and you pass a blinkie machine or tear pad, grab some coupons and save them for later. Also check in the front of the stores. For instance Publix had a great little booklet for summer. I ended up getting shout for $.49 a bottle with those coupons. Grab as many as you think you will use and hold on to them until When I get home with the papers, I put on Army Wives on Sunday nights and start clipping. Now I have ZERO interest in trading coupons, so I don't clip what I wont use. I don't have time to do that. I will give a plug for my friend though. She taught me all of this and she has started a coupon clipping service, so if you don't need the whole paper, you would come out cheaper paying her to clip the ones you need.

Ok, so now you have your coupons and they are all in your binder. What to do? 1st, I would pick your battles ie. Stores. I don't have time to surf the web constantly for all the best deals. So I have picked three stores that I go to every week. They are CVS, Kroger, and Publix. So I sit down with the paper (or get the ad online at Hot Coupon World) and pair up the sales with the coupons. The best was to take advantage is to buy in bulk. Which is why I like to have 4 sets of coupons. So if something is on sale at Publix for B1G1 free, that means it's half price, plus my coupon, I will buy several. Usually however many coupons I have.

I started with couponmom, because she tells you not to clip them but to staple the books and put the date on them. Then she pairs up the sale with the date of the coupon. It's a good way for beginners. But it's very true that if you clipped the coupon, you will remember that you have it. And the important thing is to always have your coupons with you. When you see something on clearance, you can pull out your book and get it even cheaper. Yes, you will feel silly carrying this huge binder in to the store. But when you walk out having saved a ton of $$, you wont care anymore. :)

So, that's a lot of info, but don't be afraid. If I can do it, anyone with half a brain can. Because I definitely don't have even half of one these days. The goal I have set for myself is to always save more than I spend without buying things I don't need (unless it's free, then I will donate it.) It's totally doable and then some with a little planning.

Getting started with coupons

For those of you who aren't familiar with the couponing game or those of you who need a better system, this is for you. A step-by-step "How to get your binder started" lesson.

You will need:
***3 ring zippered binder (splurge on this. It's so worth it.)
***Avery photo pages for your binder
** Scissors
** Index cards (for labeling)
** 3 dividers
** Any coupons you already have

Here are some pictures of mine so that you can have a visual...

This is my binder

These are the pockets inside the front cover

First page

Store section

Here's how I have it organized...

In the front pockets I have, receipts (keep them all for a while,) scissors, tear pads (more on those in a minute,) "other" coupons ie. out to eat, recreation, etc., calculator, pens

Here's a list of my sections and each tab in the section:

First page-

  1. This week (all the coupons I have pulled out to use this week)
  2. Refile (this is for when I am in the store and decide not to use a coupon)
  3. Checkout (when I physically pick the item up and cross it off my list, I move the coupon from "this week" to "checkout" to make the process easier. And because I am OCD about this. :)

1st divider:Store Section (for coupons that are specific to a store)

  1. page 1: Target, Kroger, Publix
  2. page 2: CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid

2nd divider: Grocery (you will want to change some categories to what you need but you'll at least get an idea)

  1. cheese/butter, yogurt/pudding, milk/eggs
  2. lunchmeat/packaged meat, refrigerated breads and desserts, frozen meals
  3. frozen fruit, Frozen pizza/appetizers/sides, ice cream/frozen desserts
  4. Frozen breakfast, Protein/Weight watchers products, Dips/salsa
  5. soup, bread, cereal
  6. canned veggies, canned fruit, bars/snacks
  7. boxed meals, rice/sides, pasta/sauce
  8. boxed desserts, crackers/chips, peanut butter/jelly/syrup
  9. salad dressings/marinades, condiments, baking/spices
  10. organic boxed, organic dairy/meat, organic frozen
  11. juice/drinks, candy/gum, produce

3rd divider: HBA (health and beauty aids)

  1. Diapers, Wipes, Baby wash/shampoo
  2. shampoo/body wash, razors/shaving cream, deodorant
  3. lotion/soap, facial cleansers/moisturizers, makeup
  4. toothbrushes, toothpaste/mouthwash, feminine products
  5. pain relievers, first aid, pain & itch cream/drops
  6. cough/cold/allergy, tummy stuff, vitamins

4th divider: Household

  1. paper goods, laundry, dishwashing
  2. cleaning, dusting, bathroom
  3. floors, sanitizers, bug stuff
  4. office/school supplies, batteries, storage
  5. rebates, several extra pages

All for you magazine at Walmart

This magazine (available only at Walmart) has tons of good coupons in it each month. This month it also has a survey to fill out and make $10. It's $1.77, definitely worth it.

$10 off $40 at Walgreens- TODAY AND TOMORROW

Monday, August 25, 2008

Kroger Deals

Nabisco To go's (Teddy grahams, oreos, chocolate chip) $1 plus .75 off two Nabisco
10 @ $1
- 3.75
$.63 each!!!

Orville Redennbacher's popcorn
$1.65 each plus .40 that double
4 @ 1.65
- 3.20
$.85 each!!

Hunts' pudding 10/$10 plus .30 coupons that double
$.70 each!!

Cottonelle .99 plus .50 coupon that doubles

Garden of Eatin chips 2/$4 plus .75 coupon off 2
Health Valley organic cereal bars 2/$6
Both of these qualify for a Barnes and Noble gift card. $5 when you spend $10, limit 2. More details

Loreal shampoo and styligh products (including kids)
Kids shampoo/conditioner $1.49 plus .74 coupon
$.75 each!!

Dannimals drinkable yogurt $2.50 plus .50 coupon that doubles
$1.50 for 8pk

Don't forget your Sarah Lee free bread coupons!!

Register your Kroger card on and get $10 off plus other coupons on your card.

CVS trip tonight

Transaction #1
2 stayfree ultra 2/$9 (used b1g1 free coupon)
5 propel waters 5/$5
Revlon nailpolish 5.99 B1G1 free (used 2 $2 off coupons)
2 covergirl lipgloss 1.49 each (clearance-used 2 $1 off coupons)
4 colgate toothpastes 3.29 B1G1 free (used 4 .75 coupons, plus 1 CVS $1 off colgate)
Kotes ligthdays 1.49 (.75 coupon)
2 CVS hand sanitizer 2.79 (used 2 $2 off cvs coupons)
Nivea lotion 7.99 (used $1 coupon)
Nivea moisturizing tanner (used $1 coupon)
4 trial sized clean and clear .99 each (used 4 $1 off coupons)

OOP: 20.85 plus tax
Received 14.49 in ECB's

2nd transaction

2 boxes of zipfizz energy packets (30 each) 5.99 each
used $12 in ECB's
Received $11.98 in ECB's

Total remaining ECB's $14.47

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Video Now for $10

Check out your nearest Tuesday Morning store for video now's for $10. They have different colors and games too for 1.99

This week's CVS trip

Here we go...

Bandaids 2.99
Bandaids 3.99
Bandaids 3.29
Sun silk mousse 4.49
Sun silk gel (free B1G1)
Diet dr pepper (12 pk) 2.75
Diet dr pepper (12 pk) 2.75
Diet dr pepper (12 pk) 2.75
Diet Sunkist(12 pk) 2.75
Diet Sunkist(12 pk) free (B4G1)
2 6pks slimfast 6.49 each
Jergens natural glow 1.75 (clearance)
Huggies sunscreen 3 bottles @ 2.24 each (clearance)

Total 47.12 (somehow I came out over 50)
$10 off $50
3 $1 off bandaid
2 1.50 off sunsilk
18 in ecb's
Total out of pocket: 13.12 plus tax
Earned $9 in ECB's
Total: 4.12 plus tax

Weight Watchers Magazine $3 per year!!!

I just renewed my subscription. It has some good recipes and articles.

Weight Watchers Magazine $3.00 a year

For a limited time only

Weight Watchers Magazine
6 issues/year - up to 4 years available

New or Renewal - $3.00 per year

(Save 80% off the subscription price)!

No automatic renewals

This deal does not require a coupon code but you must select CHECKOUT before prices will adjust. You can view your price adjustment prior to paying.

Weight Watchers

Monday, August 18, 2008

Most ever savings at Publix!

I think this is my best so far..... spent 62.91, saved 133.07!!! Most of the deals that I got were on the fiddleleedee website that I posted, check it out!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Free family festival

Family Festival

Saturday, August 30, 2008, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 31, 2008, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Galleria Gardens, located in the office complex behind the Galleria Mall, on Cobb Parkway, just inside I-285, northwest of Atlanta.

CVS today

9 pks of playskool wipes 2.50 each
1 bottle of Johnson and Johnson shampoo 2.99
alavert 5.99
2 pks of CVS after sun wipes .49 each
2 tubes of CVS sunscreen .19 each
a ped egg 9.99
2 bottles of lamisil athlete's foot spray 7.59 each

$10 off $50
$2 off CVS skincare
$1 off CVS sunscreen
2 $2 off lamisil
$4 alavert
$4 off $20 in playskool items

Total w/ tax 25.18
Minus gift card balance 1.96
Total OOP: 23.22
ECB's: $18

So I spent 5.22 today and the ped egg was an unplanned expense.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Shower cleaner at CVS

The automatic shower cleaner is on clearance at CVS. I found it for 75% off so it was 6.25. With my $5 mfg coupon, I got it for $1.25 which I paid for with my ECB's. Check out your CVS!!

$5 off at CVS


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Awesome CVS trip!

Here's what I got...


1 Oral b toothbrush
4 crest toothpaste
8 pks of mechanical pencils
6 pks of index cards (buy one get one free)
4 bottles of pert plus (free!!)
2 sure deodorants
1 cvs lip balm (free!!)
4 cover girl foundations (free!)
4 more cover girl products(blush, concealer, powder, tinted moisturizer) FREE!!

I used...
-$10 off $50 coupon
-4 of the buy one get one free cover girl (stacked with the buy one get one free CVS deal)
-4 $.75 coupons for the toothpaste
-1 $1 off for the toothbrush
-4 $2 off for the Pert (stacked with the Buy one get one free CVS deal)
-free lip balm CVS coupon
$17 in ECB's

Total out of pocket...... 53 cents plus tax!!!
Savings $141.73
ECB's earned- $7.50

Sunday, August 3, 2008

3m $$-maker

ETA: I went to Walmart today and couldn't find any $1 items. I will keep looking and post when I find something. Let me know if you find something too!

Use this coupon for $3 off 2 items. At Walmart the post it flags are under $1 each. You will need to buy more during your order to offset the overage.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Old Navy Extra 50% off clearance

Old Navy is having their summer sale. It's an extra 50% off clearance prices. Not all store are participating. Woodstock and Alpharetta(N Point) are and still have lots left. Barrett Pkwy IS NOT. The sale ends tomorrow.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

7/30 National Cheescake Day!!

Dear Insider,

In a few days The Cheesecake Factory will announce a very special offer in honor of our 30th anniversary. However, as is customary at the Insider's Table, we wanted to share the news with you first!

What's all the excitement about?

On Wednesday, July 30, Cheesecake Factory restaurants nationwide will offer every delicious slice of our more than 30 varieties of cheesecake for $1.50 per slice - just like we did when we opened our first restaurant back in 1978!

It's no coincidence that Wednesday, July 30, also happens to be National Cheesecake Day. After all, what better time to enjoy the cheesecake you absolutely love! As you know, sharing is part of the fun at The Cheesecake Factory so feel free to share the news about this special offer with your friends.

So, come celebrate with us on National Cheesecake Day! And, stay tuned for more news about our 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Your friends at The Insider's Table

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Kodak Photo Books at CVS- Free or $$-maker!! 7/13-7/19

They are FREE After ECB's.
Profit if you have the kodak coupon for $3 off an instant photobook.
4 X 6 10 Page hardcover photo books ($3.99), Free after extra bucks, LIMIT 1
6 x 8 10 Page hardcover photo books ($7.99), Free after extra bucks, LIMIT 2

Use coupon for Kodak Photo Book $3 from the 6-8-08 Smartsource- The coupon is for the 6x8 not the 4x6.

Grocery Deals

Publix through Wednesday 7/16

8 Del monte Fruit chillers $1.67 each plus 4 coupons from 6/29/08 Red Plum for $1 off 2.
Final price- $1.17 each
6 Lean Cuisines ( I got Panini's) 50% off plus 2 coupons for $1.50 off 3,
Final Price-$1.09 each
2 Luigi's Ice (rain check from last week) $1.60 plus coupon for $.75 off 2
Final price-$1.22 each
2 Lysol wipes (rain check from last week) $2.50 plus coupon for $1 off 2
Final price $2 each (80 count)
5 jars of Classico pasta sauce 2.00 each plus Target coupon for $1 off
Final Price- $1 each
4 boxes of Mueller Pasta .69 each
4 boxes Huggies Wipes 2.50 plus .50 off coupons (doubled) from 6/22/08 Smart Saver
Final Price 1.50 each
Caprisun is $2 each (not the 100% juice though)
Mott's Apple Juice 1.92
Toaster Strudel (Mackenzie almost passed out when she saw these! But I had a moment)
they are 3 for $5 so 1.67 each plus print a coupon for $1 off 1. I was able to print 2 coupons
Final Price $.67 each

Plus there is a $5 off $35 coupon for Publix in the paper this week.
I also bought a few other things but I spent $58.79 with a savings of $64.03!!!

Kroger through Sat 7/19/08

4 Bounty Basic towels. They are $1 each plus coupon for $.25 off (doubled) from the Proctor and Gamble insert from 7/06
Final Price- $.50 each
4 Cottenelle 4 packs. They are $1 each plus coupon for .25 off (doubled) from the Proctor and Gamble insert from 7/06
Final Price-$.50 each
4 Family Size Sauve shampoo/conditioner. They are $1.50 each plus use your .50 off coupon(doubled) from today's paper
Final Price- .50 each
2 Glade aerosol's. $1 each plus $1 off 2 coupon from a magazine
Final price .50 each
4 Keebler crackers and cookies. These are buy 4 get $6 off (I got 3 boxes of Town House and 1 pack of take along cookies)
Final Price $1.50 each
4 Powerades $1 each plus $1 off coupon in the paper today=FREE!!!!!

I got a couple of other things and I spent $21.01 with a savings of $27.22!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Edited:CVS Olay deal for July

Ok, rookie mistake. :) The ECB's ended yesterday b/c this was a weekly deal, not monthly. But I still did it even without earning the ECB's. I also bought another cartrige from the Bic deal that I posted before. So after coupons & using ECB's I was out of pocket, $1.45 plus I earned $5 ECB's for the razor deal.

2 Olay ribbons 11.98
1 Gillette 2 in 1 body wash 3.99
1 Olay botanicals 5.99
4 head and shoulders trial sized- 3.96

-$4 off $20 (I got in an email) Aimee sent me a $3 off if you didn't get the $4
-$2.00 Olay ribbons from 7/6 P&G
-$2.00 Olay ribbons from 7/6 P&G
-$2.00 Olay Botanicals from 6/29 RP
-$1.00 Gillette BW from 7/6 P&G
-$3.00 Head and Shoulders ($3/2)7/6 P&G
-$3.00 Head and Shoulders ($3/2)7/6 P&G

$8.92 Hopefully you have EBS's to use :)
earn $10 in ECB's

Kids activities in Holly Springs- last minute

Sorry it's last minute. but I just found this.

Saturday, July 12 - 4:00 pm-8:00 pm (at The Depot) Summer Fun at the Depot: Get ready to put on your dancing shoes. Come out and enjoy lots of fun including live local entertainment, children’s activities and family fun.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Free photos at Snapfish

150 free photos for new members, 100 free photos for existing members.
Check out Spoofee for codes.

The 50 prints for 50¢ deal at Snapfish is still good for a couple more days if you have any trouble with the Spoofee deal. Use code JUL4PENNY08.

*courtesy of Baby cheapskate

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Upscale Consignment Sale 7/10-7/11 Canton

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More

Whether you are a twin, the parent of twins, related to twins, acquainted with twins or just simply fascinated with twins, you're sure to have an inspirational, humorous, or touching story about this relationship! We are looking for stories and poems that highlight the special bond that twins share, the joys and challenges of raising twins, the unique circumstances of their arrival, the "double trouble" that twins get into, the "multiple blessings" of being a twin or having them in the family, and much more! We'd love to hear about triplets, quads and more, too. As with all Chicken Soup for the Soul stories, they should be told in the first person, not be previously published, and not exceed 1,200 words. Topics may include but are not limited to:

. The journey through infertility, resulting in twin blessings
. The joys and challenges of pregnancy with multiples
. The perils of prematurity and life in the NICU
. Getting the good news and sharing it with others
. Sleepless nights and endless feedings
. The incidents that make twins "double trouble"
. The pranks and "switcheroos" pulled by identical twins
. Being a singleton in a home with multiples
. The chaos and silliness of everyday life with twins
. The special bond that twins share
. Adventures in double potty-training
. Getting out and about with twins, whether it's to the store or on vacation
. Grandparenting twins
. Twins who arrive under special circumstances, such as adoption or surrogacy
. Single parenting with multiples
. Raising twins in a gay household
. The loss of a twin sibling
. Tackling the teenage years as a twin
. Twin tales from preschool, elementary school, high school and adult life

. . . and more!
If your story is selected for publication, you will receive $200, ten free copies of the book (worth more than $100) and a 50-word bio in the book. We cannot use previously published stories, but you will retain the rights to sell your story after it is published by Chicken Soup.

Please submit your stories through the Chicken Soup web site at (click on "Submit a Story").


Friday, July 4, 2008

Free chicken nibbler at Zaxby's 7/7 2:30-4:30

Free Nibbler

Thanks Amy B!

FREE Home Depot Kids Clinic tomorrow 7/5

Tomorrow it's a bird house
9-12 for ages 5-12

Kids Clinic

Awesome Kroger deals!

Several deals to be had at Kroger.

FREE!! Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce. It's on sale for $1 and there are coupons right there on the aisle for $1 off. It's actually pretty good BBQ sauce.
Hebrew nat'l are B1G1 free. Use the .75 off coupons from last weeks paper
Lloyds BBQ is on sale for 3.99. Use the $1 off coupons from last weeks paper. Plus these are a part of the Daytona deal. If you buy 10 participating products, you will get $3 off your order.
Yoplait yogurt is on sale for .50. Use a coupon for $.50 off 6 and that coupon will double. You can print that one on
Ritz are 2.50 and part of the Daytona Deal
Smart Ones are 5 for $10 plus I printed off a coupon for $1 off five.
Totinos are on sale for $1 and are part of the Daytona deal so I got 5 of them so that I could get to 10 items.

My savings at Kroger today: $75.07!!
I believe these deals are only good through tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Coppertone Deal at CVS

You buy two Coppertone products and get $5 in ECB's. The cool thing is, that the little waterbabies face sticks, qualify. So they are FREE!!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Free tickets to Thrasher and Hawks

You can sign your kids up at...

If they check out 5 books from the library this summer they will receive a free ticket to see each team!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kids eat free in Atlanta

Here's a website that will tell you where and what nights the kids eat free.

Get a Sunday paper-Free coffee from Starbucks

There's a card from Starbucks that you can use for a free coffee every day from now until 7/14!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Crystal Light deal at Amazon

We just started weight watchers so we took advantage of this deal.

$15 Instant Savings on Select Kraft Summer Beverages Save $15 today when you spend $39 or more on any combination of eligible Kraft beverages. Use the following promotional code when you check out: SUMBEV39. This offer applies only to products offered by and for purchases made between June 15 and July 31, 2008.

Here is a link to the Crystal Light I mentioned in the title - Crystal Light Lemonade, 8.7-Ounce Unit - $40.75 - $15.00 = $25.75 for 160 Quarts or $0.16 a quart (5 Boxes of 32 quarts)

Courtesy of

$1 flip flops at Old Navy 6/28 only

Can you ever have too many flip flops?

Dollar Tree -Banana Boat Sunscreen

Check out your Dollar Tree and see if they have any. They are full size and the exp dates are 2010 and 2012.


Ok here's what I got last night...

4 tubes of colgate
6 soyjoys
2 smart rinse mouthwash
2 CVS bandaids
1 huggies body wash
1 huggies body wash cloths
4 bottles of ALL small and mighty
10 bottles of Perrier

Before my card the total was $80+

After using my card my total was $62.92

Coupons in this order:
$4 off $20 that I got in my email yesterday.
10 $1 off on the Perrier (from Publix)
4 $1 off for the ALL (newspaper)
2 $1 off of the Huggies wash (newspaper)
4 $1.50 off of the colgate (3 from the internet, 1 from the paper)
2 buy 2 get one free for the Soyjoys (newspaper)
2 of the free smart rinse coupons (internet)

My total was $34.84 including tax
Then I got $29.96 in ECB
So I spent $4.88 after ECB's

You can do each deal seperately so that you are out of pocket less the first time, but I didn't want the girl to be irritated with me. I am not bold enough for that yet.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Target pampers coupon

$5 off coupon for Pampers

FYI for CVS deals

You can do several transactions at once. So you can go in and do the colgate deal, get the ECB's and use them right then on another transaction if you would like.

Free Smart Rinse mouthwash at CVS

Smart Rinse moutwash for kids is 3.49 for the 250 ml bottle. You will receive 3.49 EBC for each one. Print this coupon and you will make $1 each. I was able to print two coupons. Offer good through 6/30

Perrier money make deal at CVS

There are blinkie coupons at Publix for Perrier water. Grab 10 of them and head to CVS. You will get $1 ECB for every two you buy at CVS. Good through 6/28

10 perrier at $1.49 each
minus $10 in coupons
= 4.90
get $5 ecb back!

Colgate money maker deal at CVS

Ok, so if you're new to CVS, this is a really easy one to start with. Colgate total is 2.99. When you buy one tube, you will get 2 ECB(extra care bucks) Print this coupon and you can get $1.50 each. So you will make $.50. I was able to print two coupons online. You need to sign up and then when you're done with the first coupon, click the back to colgate total, then to special offers and print it again. Your ECB will print at the end of your receipt. Pay attention to the expiration dates. This will last until 6/28.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

BOGO at Sweet Tomatoes

Buy one Get one Free Mon-Thurs

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Free TRU Thomas Train thru 7/5

Here's the link in case you need it.

Do you have a great stay at home mom story? Want to get paid to tell it?

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms

Subtitle: 101 Stories Celebrating the Power of Choice
for Stay at Home and Work from Home Moms

Raising children, managing homes, and maybe even keeping a hand in the
working world can place incredible demands on mothers. These multi-tasking,
high-performing women have become today’s power moms.

Moms – share your stories about being a mom and doing it all. Dads – share
your feelings about your stay at home wife. And children of moms who stayed
at home – tell us about your mom. Stories should be written in the first
person and should not exceed 1200 words. Any stories are welcomed, including
those on the following topics:

• Celebrating the choice to be at home: Share your most treasured moments
• Making the choice to stay home or scale back work to raise kids
• Managing the new demands of raising healthy, accomplished and
well-balanced children
• Meeting the challenges of running a household in an increasingly busy
• Clever ways of multi-tasking: getting it all done every day
• Dad at work, Mom at home: Surviving the division of labor in your marriage
• Facing Baby Brain Drain: Making quality time for yourself
• Reclaiming the joys of work through charity and community service
• Creative ways to work from home
• Mompreneurs: Making your own family-friendly job
• Reinventing yourself when the kids are all in school
• The power of female friendship: How women rely on each other to get
through the day
• The buck stops with you: Feeling the pressure of being everyone’s go-to
• Life in the minivan: Making the most of the driving black hole
• Giving up the Guilt: When doing it all is impossible

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be
printed in the book. You will also receive a check for $200 and ten free
copies of the book, worth more than $100. Your story will be copyrighted in
your name and you will retain your rights to resell the story to another
publication after it is published by Chicken Soup.

http://chickensoupf orthesoul. com/form. asp?cid=submit_ story

Submissions to our web site receive faster attention and are more likely to
be published, but if you do not have Internet access, please submit your
story by mail or by facsimile.

Chicken Soup for the Soul
P.O. Box 700
Cos Cob, CT 06807-0700
Fax 203-861-7194

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ebay coupon

Use this coupon code for Ebay from now until 6/30/08.


You have to check out and pay by 6/30/08 and you have to use paypal. You will enter this as a coupon code on paypal.

Edited to add: I just used this and it worked great!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Publix deals

Rebate deal: you buy $10 or $20 worth of certain products and you can get a $10 or $25 HomeDepot card......You will probably have to ask customer service for the rebate form, it comes in a booklet w/ coupons! And even has a postage paid envelope to use!

$5 off $35 coupon

Target cereal deal (starts Sunday 6/22)

Courtesy of my friends at Atlanta Mommas

Get a $5 giftcard at Target.

5 for $11 with GC are
*Apples Jacks
*fruit lopps
*raisin bran crunch
*raisin bran
*frosted Bite size mini wheats

those are the only ones for 5 for $11
these are buy 5 get a $5 GC but are still regular price
*Choc peanut butter pops
*rice krispies
*frosted flakes
*crackin oat bran
*corn flakes
*special k
*corn pops
*honey smacks
*smart start
*fun packs (8 little boxes of cereal)

look out for these 3 cereals on clearance that would scan for the GC also
Eggo cereal (1.68)ymmv on clearance prices
Kelloggs reduced-sugar frosted flakes (1.74)
All Bran yogurt bites (1.62)