Monday, November 30, 2009

Great week at Publix!

I made my Publix shopping trip tonite if you haven't already this is a great week! Check Southern Savers website to see all the coupon matchups. I spent $5 tonite & got TONS of stuff...bag of kale, bag of spinach, 6 bags of Fisher nut mix, 8, 6 packs of applesauce, 2 bags of Alexia snacks, 6, 4 packs of Fiber One Yogurt, 3 lbs of chicken breasts, 2 scotch tapes, 8 packages of Chinet napkins (had a raincheck), I'm sure there is more but that is all I can think of! I get so excited to go grocery shopping-it's so much fun even though I had a cashier that counted each item to each coupon (I had 34 coupons) & even questioned me photocopying my internet coupons in which I had to show her that they had different numbers on them-that took forever! I kept telling everyone that walked up to go to a different line-I felt so bad!
Got in an email today:

I am putting together my donation for the Betty Griffin House of my stockpile. I called over there to see if they are overloaded with one particular item, toothpaste or whatever, and she said they are out on a lot of stuff and could really use everything. Just wanted to pass that along if anyone else you know builds their stockpile for donation.

Thanks Kristin!

Our youth at church are also trying to put little bags together for the homeless so if you have anything to donate please let me know & I will come pick up!

Even better deal!!

Double cash back at at certain stores today including GAP & Old Navy! Only today-great deal!

GAP, Old Navy, Banana Republic


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Home Depot also has their workshop this weekend from 9-12! And don't forget about the Christmas Parade at 10 this Saturday!

The Knack Santa's Workshop: FREE Make It- Take Its and FREE Demo

12/5/2009 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Don't miss this Free Family Event! Each child can make great gifts for loved ones and friends. PLUS, a FREE demonstration on the American Girl Crafts­™ Paper Chain Friendship Bracelet.
While supplies last. Projects may vary from image shown.

Luminary Night This Wednesday!

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - The grounds of the historic St. Augustine Light Station and the surrounding neighborhood will glisten with the magical glow of thousands of candles during Luminary Night, Wednesday, December 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.

The maritime museum has never charged admission on Luminary Night; however, this year they are asking that you help them help. Bring in a non-perishable food item and the Lighthouse & Museum will help get your donation to the people who need it the most. All food items will be donated to St. Johns County food banks.

“There is entertainment, exhibits, and -- as always -- giving back; this event is a celebration of community and a traditional beginning to the holiday season,” Beau Phillips, Public Relations Coordinator, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum said.

Luminary Night will feature local musicians providing live entertainment, refreshments, holiday arts and crafts, and you can even sit with Santa Claus. Visitors can also climb the lighthouse tower and enjoy a breathtaking view of the City of St. Augustine aglow with the “Nights of Lights”. (For their safety, children must be 44 inches tall to climb the tower.)

In addition to Luminary Night activities, the Lighthouse gift shop will be open offering unique nautical and lighthouse gifts.

For more information on Luminary Night or other maritime programs and events at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, go to, visit the blog, or call 904.829.0745.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This is located on the right hand side of the blog-& I would call ahead to verify all these things! But I would take advantage of them! St. Augustine is such a fun place to live! And don't forget if you are a St. Johns County Resident you can ride the trolley for FREE this month! Just have to print out the hometown pass-you also get free admission to the Old Jail & Heritage Museum-def worth the drive for those who live in Jax! Only in November!!

-Free/Cheap things to do around St.Augustine-

Call ahead to verify!!

~Fountain of Youth-free for St Johns County Residents -fun to feed the peacocks/Contact 904-829-3168

~Ripley’s Believe it or Not is $5 for admission for St Johns County Residents/Contact 904-824-1606

~St. Augustine Lighthouse is free during the month of October and ½ off all other months for residents-You have to be 44 inches to climb up, you can go in the musuem, walk in nature trails and in the gardens/Contact 904- 829-0745

~At you can register and the following things are free the entire month of November (except the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving): Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine, The Florida Heritage Museum and the Old Jail

~Ripley’s Sightseeing Trains is ½ off or FREE with an out of town guest for residents/Contact 904-824-1606

~Amphitheatre is a great place...movies are free, and they do fun things for

~Splash Park is a fun place at the beach next to the pier-it is free.

~ Uptown Saturday Night: 5–9 p.m. the last Saturday night of each month on San Marco Avenue, shopping district. Selected galleries and antique merchants hold extended hours with entertainment and other activities. FREE!

~Free Concerts at the City Plaza: Memorial Day – Labor Day, every Thursday evening in the Plaza de la Constitución, downtown St. Augustine. All you need is your chair! To view the schedule go to

~Music by the Sea Concert Series: Every Wednesday, mid May – mid October at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. Free concerts and local restaurants offering dinners for sale at the Pavilion. Bring your beach chair and coolers, it’s great for all ages.

~First Friday Art Walk: An art event that takes place in galleries throughout downtown St. Augustine from 5–9 p.m. the first Friday of each month. See new art by local, regional and national artists, hear live bands and enjoy wine, cheese and other refreshments. Free trolley rides by Old Town Trolley Tours will be provided for art walk participants. FREE!

~Fort Matanzas-free ferry ride over to the fort and nature trail. Fort Matanzas National Monument is open to the public from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day of the year except December 25. On the first Saturday of the month soldiers re-enact canon firing. See website for more info:

-Guana River State Park in Ponte Vedra Beach...$3 for car load...nine miles of nature trails and access to the beach...(904) 823-4500

-Whetstone Chocolate Factory-Free-View the moulding plant, the specialty room where chocolates are made and the packing room...825-1700
At Walgreens on Thanksgiving Day All Toys are 50% off! Limit 4.

Monday, November 23, 2009

FREE 20 Page Photo Book + FREE Shipping!

Wow! Wow! Wow! Here's yet another smokin' HOT photo deal! Just be one of the first 25,000 to go here, scroll down, click on "Shop Now", and create a 20 page personalized cover book ($39.95 value)--and you'll get it FREE + FREE shipping! Just use coupon code BONNIE at checkout (courtesy of the Bonnie Hunt show)!

Hurry and get in on this deal! I know it won't last long!

SeeHere: 50% off Sitewide + FREE Shipping!

There is a new promotion SeeHere is offering up!

Thru today, November 23rd, you can score 50% off sitewide (excluding prints)! Plus, FREE standard shipping on photo books and gifts, and orders of 60 or more photo cards! Just go on over here, create a new account or login and use promo code 2day at checkout and yes, it's a legit promo code!;-)

This code will easily make for some sweet deals! You can snag the adorable coaster set (pictured above) for just $12.50 shipped! Wouldn't that make a great gift?! There are also lots of other fun gift items to choose from: Placemats for $5, Keepsake box $15, Photo magnets $2.50 + more!

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just in case if you haven't done this deal yet & rather have mozzarella instead! & def a better moneymaker! By the way-There are $1 off Philadelphia Cream Cheese peelies next to it (at the new Publix on SR 16)-they are on sale for I think $1.29 this week-but they go on sale for $1 a lot so I would grab the coupon & save it for later to get some FREE Cream Cheese! Thanks to the store manager for pointing the coupon out for me-he knows I'm a big couponer!

Deal Updated-Sorrento & Rachael Ray

Wanted to let you guys know that I stopped by Publix tonight and found the Sorrento Fresh Mozzarella Ball on sale 2/$6…so Kerry’s deal is even better right now:

Buy 2 Sorrento Fresh Mozzarella Cheese ($3 each)
Buy Rachael Ray Magazine $3.99
Use two $1/1 Sorrento MQ’s from 11-15-09 SS or $1/1 Mozzarella Blinkie
Use two $1/1 Sorrento Publix Q’s from Winter Savings Booklet
Use $3.75 off Rachel Ray Magazinewyb 2 Select Cheeses Publix Q from Winter Savings
Use $3.75 off Rachel Ray Magazine wyb 2 Select Cheeses MQ from 11/15 SS
TOTAL = 2 packages of Mozzarella & a Rachael Ray Magazine FREE (+ overage if you store allows!)

Remember I am in metro Atlanta so I can’t guarantee that this will be the price everywhere but wanted to let you all know! By the way I spent forever looking for a Rachael Ray magazine only to find they are only at the registers…just in case you are searching too :D

Thanks I Heart Publix!

Recycled Kids Black Friday Sale!!






232 STATE RD 312

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The FREE Christmas Cards really worked!! I received mine today-so if you haven't done it yet-I would! Ends TODAY!

Friday, November 20, 2009

FREE $10 Shutterfly Credit!

Wow! Here is yet another awesome Shutterfly deal! Go on over here and register for the Baby and Child model search. Just for doing so, you'll get a $10 Shutterfly credit to use on future purchases! Make sure to check the box at the bottom of the registration form that states "Yes, I want to receive future special offers from Shutterfly via email and save $10 off my order at New members also get 50 Free prints!".

The $10 credit will be added to your account and should show up under "My special offers & discounts". This credit also doesn't expire until November 15th, 2010! Wa--hoo! Also, the Shutterfly photo mugs are priced at $13.99, so only $3.99 after the $10 credit. They have mouse pads priced at just $7.99 and other inexpensive photo gifts too!

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!

I personally am very excited about this deal since I already have a $14 credit in my account-can't wait to use it!

Meet Santa!

I am so excited for Christmas this year! The kids are at a fun age-I already have most of the decorations up! But if curious about meeting Santa here are hours-you can also go to the Amphitheatre & meet him for free too!

The Avenues Mall:
Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm
Fri-Sat 10-8
Sun 12-6

The Ponce De Leon Mall:
All random hours! So I would call first: 797-5324
He arrives noon on Friday 27th
Sat 28th-1-7
Sun 12-4

Winter Wonderland Now Open!!

Winter Wonderland

Friday, November 20, 2009 -
Sunday, January 03, 2010
12pm-10pm Daily
Go here for prices!

Winter Wonderland
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Following the huge success of the previous two years, the third annual Winter Wonderland festival returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre starting November 20th and running through January 3rd. Over the past two years more than 80,000 people have spent the holiday season with Winter Wonderland and made it part of their holiday tradition.

Critics have praised the festival as being “A Huge Success” and that “Taking a Chance on Ice Pays Off”. Last year’s “Winter Wonderland is a Hit!” & “It was easy to forget I was really in Florida”.

New additions to this year’s festival include the Blizzard Bounce House & the Elf Express Train as well as a New Theatre original production of “A Time for Everything”, thousands of additional lights, more decorations, more holiday scenes painted by local artists, and the most holiday cheer in Florida!

Other Winter Wonderland favorites include St. Augustine’s ONLY Ice Skating Rink with Nightly Snow Fall! America’s ONLY Refrigerated Ice Slide, Sleigh Rides, Elf Village, Reindeer Games, Lighted Nature Trails, Candy Cane Forest, S’Mores Pit, and of course the man himself Santa Claus!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Old Navy $10 off $50 coupon valid on Thanksgiving only
Posted: 19 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST
Check out Old Navy’s Thanksgiving sale site -!
Gobblepalooza visitors can rock out with super fun activities! Create a band name and logo, make a shopping list and event line-up and learn all about exclusive deals that run Nov. 26 – 28 including:
50% off all outerwear
$15 adult jeans and sweaters
$15 Frost Free jackets for kids.
Use the Band Name Generator to customize your own $10 off $50 coupon that’s valid on Thanksgiving only.
Plus -The most exciting news is that on “Black Friday”, Nov. 27th, you can get a free copy of Lego RockBand with a $20 purchase but get there early because there is a very limited supply of games. (see all the details here).
Thanks Dealicious Mom
FYI-The last storytime for the rest of the year was today at the Main Library (not sure on other branches). but mark your calendar for some crafts:–4–-kids-300-pm

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd @ 3:00 PMThe weather outside may be frightful, but making winter crafts at the library is simply delightful! Snowchildren of all ages are invited to come make and take some original arts and crafts projects sure to impress!

Also some good news is starting in January they will now have 2 different storytimes-yay!

This is a great week for Publix! My bill was $42 & I got it down to $7 & that was only because I had to get fresh fruits & veggies=bag of kale, green beans, apples, bananas & I also got 2 containers of coolwhip (costs .90 for both), prego spaghetti sauce & the Breyer's ice cream (3.50 for 2 cartons)-which is the only dessert my husband practically eats! But I got 6 boxes of Ritz, 2 containers of 32 oz Ricotta Cheese & a Rachel Ray Magazine all for FREE & had .80 in overage for my other groceries!

Check out Southern Savers coupon matchups or so you can save this week too!

Free Photo Cards May Not Work-Read Below!

You may not want to waste your time making the cards as it sounds like there is a big chance you will not receive them?? Found this on It's Hip 2 Save's website:

SeeHere Update: Free Photo Deals Not Valid

As I'm sure most of you know by now, is not going to be honoring the free photo deals I've posted about recently.

This is what was stated in the email most of us recently received:

Recently, you used a promotional code for a free photo ornament, 12-month photo calendar and/or (25) 4x8 photo cards. These promotional codes were only valid with a purchase of a Santa photo package that is currently being offered in select malls across the country.

Unfortunately, the free product promotional codes were posted on various websites and are now being redeemed without a Santa Photo Package purchase. All orders for these free photo products have been placed on hold and will now be completed with validation of purchase.

If you purchased a Santa Photo Package, please contact us by phone, email or mail and we will be happy to assist you in completing your free photo gift order.

Please contact us within the next ten business days or your order will be cancelled. Thank you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some Easy Money Saving Tips!

---Walmart accepts competitor ads-has to be same product and they do not honor buy one get one items ---Publix accepts competitor coupons-for example $10 off a $50 purchase from Winn-dixie ---Print out Target's coupons from their kiosk (where you print out registries) and as far as I know, they can be used at Publix ---Sign up for Food Lion's email to get coupons that you can also use at Publix ---Call 1 800 numbers on back of frequently used products and ask to be put on their coupon mailing list ---When there is a sale 3 for $5, you normally do not have to buy 3 things to get sale price, and at Food Lion their buy one get one free's ring up half price so you don't have to buy 2 ---Sign up for baby clubs at grocery stores (Food Lion, Publix & Winn-Dixie to get free coupons) and Publix Preschool Pals which is a great program! ---Sign up for Publix's magazines on their website which mail out coupons inside the magazine-also check circular in store for additional coupons ---Don't forget about rainchecks! ---If something is wrong with a food item you buy...yogurt is bad, cereal was opened, whatever...CALL the 1-800 number and they will send you replacement coupons-do not just throw it away! ---Check manufacturer websites for coupons ---Buy gifts (toys, baby stuff) when they are on sale to put up for Christmas/birthday/shower gifts-this saves me TONS & my son loves going "shopping" for his friends in my closet!


$8 one-piece fleece pajamas - this weekend only November 20-22!60% off Carter’s very merry holiday sale!carter’s® babies and kids 20% off any purchase of $50 or more. Coupon valid through November 22, 2009. promo code 051005Join the Celebration Club and start earning your way to $10 savings today.

Free Christmas Cards!

(offer ends Saturday 11/21 so hurry)

Go to

Click on photo cards then create your photo card. Make sure they are 4x8 cards. There are TONS of backgrounds to choose from too!!! Make sure to change the quantity to 50.

Enter the code "freebies4mom-1109" at checkout and everything will be FREE.

It's really easy to do, but it does take alittle time to load up your pictures so what I did was picked out the ones that I wanted and put them in a seperate folder and just pulled up that folder. Or just look at your pictures ahead of time and decide which one or ones you want to use. The site may be alittle busy because of this deal but I was able to do it yesterday without problems.

After I was done making them an error message came up saying something about not having a picture on the card but don't worry about that.

This is a great deal so make sure you take advantage of it!

You can see the post and more directions on this blog. http:/

I did make these and already got a confirmation that they have been sent.

You do not need to give credit card info!!

Hope this will help save some holiday cash!

Thanks Lacey!

Wal-Mart's Black Friday Ad!

They have some great deals this year! If you plan to get these hot
deals or plan to get electronics at other place bring a chair, blanket
& something to do! We were set on getting a laptop last year & pulled
up at midnight (doors opened at 5am) & there was already a HUGE line!
Even tents set up! People go crazy to get these deals! So
just be prepared if you plan to do it!

To view the Walmart Black Friday ad, go to:

New High Value $1.50/1 Wet Ones Coupon!

Wow! Check out this high value coupon:

Just go here and take a pledge to stop the spread of germs. After taking the pledge, you'll be able to access a high value $1.50/1 Wet Ones coupon (excludes travel size)! Make sure to hit your browser back button to print 2 coupons per computer.

This coupon should easily make for some sweet deals! These are regularly priced around $1.88 at Walmart, so possibly just $0.38 after the coupon! Yay!

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sample Before you Serve

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 08:00 AM PST

Sam’s Clubs nationwide are having a free “Sample Before you Serve” event this weekend, Friday November 20-SUnday November 22, from 11am-6pm.

Members and nonmembers can come and sample a variety of their holiday entrees and dessert dishes. If there’s a Sam’s Club near you, this might be a fun way to get out of the hosue and begin some holiday festivities by tasting some fun seasonal dishes.

Free food is always fun. If you have a Costco membership or know a friend who does, pair up and hit both stores for a free lunch on Saturday!

Anyone in your family like Wheat thins? Well Nabisco has great promtion going. I got all these plus 3 more boxes free!!!


Nabisco has a rebate going where you get $10 back when you buy 10 participating products. Simply print out the rebate form and send it in with your original cashier reciept(s). You can print your rebate from here:

Here is how the deal works:

Buy 10 boxes of Nabisco Wheat Thins @ 2.00 each

Use 10 coupons for $1.00 off any Nabisco crackers (Don’t have that many? Try buying extra off ebay)

Pay $10 at store, mail in the rebate, and get your $10 back!!!!

Keep in mind that the items have to be purchased between 10/1/09-11/30/09

(That means you can use past purchases and combine them with new!!!)

The rebates have to be received by 12/15/09 to qualify.

It’s a great deal, and a great time to stock up!!!

Thanks A Thrifty Mom!

I had some great news tonite-I actually won 4 tickets to the preview screening of Old Dogs this Saturday! Yay! I can't believe I won! I've been lucky lately winning things! But I would take the time to register to win the drawings. It is from Jax4Kids-the link is on the left hand side-but you can also sign up for their newsletter. It's worth a try!! They have lots of giveaways!

Chick Fil A

So I finally made it to Chick Fil A-we never miss Mr. Barry's magic show!! And got to flip through their calendar! Wow! If you love Chick Fil A then you definitely need to go buy one of these-each month there is a coupon for a totally free coupon-no purchase required! Free chicken biscuit, free dasani water & fruit cup, free milk shake, free chicken sandwich, free 3 chicken strips....lots of stuff! And to make it even better if you purchase a $20 gift card you get the calendar for FREE (for a limited time)!! The calendars costs $6 regularly.

I also have been getting coupons off of Ebay for Chick Fil A-that is a new thing I am doing-buying coupons on Ebay! But I just purchased a 3 chicken strips (got 10 of them) for $11. These are huge strips! I was surprised tonite how big they are! I also got coupons for free chicken sandwiches & free 8 ct nuggets.

A little tip about Chick Fil A-it is corporate policy to accept all coupons even if they say redeem at a different one-& you can use expired coupons-they say "Please Use By" on them. And you can trade your toy in the kid's meal for a ice cream cone!

Kid's night is every Tuesday from 6-8 & 2 for 1 Nugget night is each Monday night (not sure on time!)

Did I mention I love Chick Fil A!!

Pa Kua Martial Arts!

Pa-Kua Martial Arts & Yoga, 233 W. King St.

(904) 827-0007

We have been going & trying out different martial arts schools & went here tonite! It is a great facility! We are going back tomorrow night to try out a different one but I think their prices are very reasonable! They are actually running a special right now which is 2 for 1! Meaning if you choose to do a class once a week (which costs $60 for the month) then another family member (or friend-you would have to call & clarify that) will receive the same thing! So pretty much buy 1 get one free! I also saw that if you have a current student I.D. you get $25 off (I think), & if you choose direct deposit you get a class for a free each month! They have several classes-Yoga, Martial Arts, Women's Martial Arts, Kickboking, Pee Wee Martial Arts (ages 3-5) & also a Kid's Martial Arts Class, they even have a kid's one on Saturdays that parent's can join in on...lots of choices! Call for more info-you can try your first class for free. The special is running through the end of the month BUT she said if you mention that you saw this on my blog then you can get it 2 for 1 even if it is after November!

Download Free Books from Deseret!

There are lots of free books & are on a timely basis! So check them out here!

Thanks Jael!

FREE Sample of Stacy's Pita Chips! Hurry!

Hurry on over here to snag a FREE sample of Stacy's pita chips courtesy of All You magazine! Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Operation Christmas Child!


Your mission should you accept it, go into your pantry, and cabinets and put some of your freebies to good use!

This is the week to get your Operation Christmas Child boxes put together and dropped off. These are so easy to make and are a wonderful Christmas present for so many kids.

Get instructions for putting a box together and then find a drop off location in your city. This is drop off week so make sure you get it in by November 23rd.

Here are some ideas for your box from their website:

small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.

pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.

Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)

Thanks Southern Savers!

Here are the drop off locations around St Augustine:

Good News Church
1357 Wildwood Dr
St. Augustine
Phone: (800) 219-5114
Mon - Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm

World Golf Village - The Village Church Youth Center
4225 Pacetti Rd
Saint Augustine
Phone: (800) 219-5114
Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tues: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wed: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Thurs: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fri: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 12:00noon
Sun: 11:30am - 7:30pm
Mon: 8:30am - 12:00noon

First Baptist Church
109 N Main St
Phone: (800) 219-5114
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 10:00am, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Mon: Not Collecting

St. James United Methodist Church
400 Reid St
Phone: (800) 409-1453
Mon - Mon: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Johnson Orthodontics
25 Pine Cone Dr
Palm Coast
Phone: (800) 409-0982
Suite 1
Mon - Thurs: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sat: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm

More Blockbuster Express Codes

blockbuster express

For those who have a Blockbuster Express Kiosk you can use the code: PUBLIX3 for a FREE rental and PUBLIX4 to rent one movie and get one FREE! Both codes are good from 11/8 to 12/21.

Blockbuster Express kiosks can be found in many Publix stores. Go HERE to check for a kiosk in your area.



I was in Winn-Dixie tonite (the one on US1 near Checker's)....they also have their DVD's 50% off too! The cartoons ones they had-were Clifford, Wiggles & Koala Brothers for $2.50 & lots of Barney for $5. I was also in the Bakery Section (of course getting a cookie for the kids) & they had tons of stuff marked down-I know Wal-Mart does it too (has a cart in the back of the store near the yogurt), but she said she does it every day-the times varies-but there were a dozen doughnuts for $1.99, Happy Bday Cookie cake for $1.99-LOTS of things-their cart is in the corner in the bakery & the doughnuts sit up top on the counter! She said if it has today's date on it, it is always marked down. I've never noticed it at Publix before but I will be sure to ask when I go this week!

I would guess this DVD sale is at a lot of stores-so I would check it out if you live in Jax-they are up front right when you walk in-I had to move stuff to get to them-so they are kind of hidden! These make great Christmas presents or Birthday gifts!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


They have Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup for 49 cents/can and DelMonte vegetables for 45 cents/can (limit of 12 of each variety). Campell's Coupon here!

Prices vary at each store! I think there was a Del Monte coupon in today's insert? I haven't finished couponing yet!

Thanks Tina!

-Money Saving Blogs-

These are posted on the left hand side. These are my favorite websites to follow! Iheartwags, IheartCVS, & Iheartpublix are great! You can view the Publix ad early every Monday! The iheartwags & iheartcvs has websites you can see as far as 2-3 weeks in advance! Southern Savers is a great website-has all the coupon matchups for Publix each Wednesday. Coupon Mom I don't follow so much anymore-but it was useful in the beginning-I love reading the forums when I get a chance-but there are just others I rather to follow since my time is limited these days!
So I know there are a lot who follow my blog or so I have heard! But I thought it would be fun to get together a night or afternoon & talk couponing! I know there are a few of us who would love to meet others who "coupon" around here! If you are interested please email me! You can also come if you are interested in starting to do it also! I'm sure there will be plenty of us willing to share our great deals we find! I have had several people email me in the past with questions which I do not mind at all so feel free to email me with any questions you may have!

Email me at!

Bartram Trail Branch!

Stargazing at the Bartram Trail Branch

ReadingMonday, November 16 @ 7:00 PM

Please join us at the Bartram Trail Branch Public Library, Monday, November 16 starting at 7:00 PM when the North East Florida Astronomy Society shows us the sky! (Weather permitting) All ages invited!

Another Kindermusik!

Kindermusik is this Friday again but at the ANASTASIA BRANCH!!
  • Kindermusik @ 10:00 AM

    KindermusikFriday, Nov 20 @ 10:00 AM
    Join instructor Miss Michelle of Magical Melodies as she presents a special musical story time featuring music, dance, and stories guaranteed to get your little one moving to the beat and loving books.

CVS has a deal this week where you can get $10 extra bucks when you buy dinner & a Movie or Tee Time $50 gift card! Limit of 2 per card! Great Christmas gift!

Also there are 2 coupons in the USA Weekly this week-1 for Buy 1 Get 1 Free for Hasbro Card Games & other for Viva.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Manufacturer Websites for coupons/mailing lists

These are listed on the left hand side-I am sure there are PLENTY more. I usually google to see if there is a coupon available or always check the product's website. Some are always available & some are just posted periodically. But if you haven't took the time yet-call the 1-800 numbers on the back of your products you use & ask for coupons! Tell them how much you love their products! Some say you can call every 3 months! Remember you can print 2 per computer!

More Book Deals!

Books-A-Million has a few good deals on Sabuda hardcover popup books with free shipping using coupon code BKLVFREE. Thanks skeeto

Available titles

If purchasing larger amounts, you may also use the following coupons
  • MCCRENEW for free shipping and $5 off $25
  • RENEWMCC or BKCLNV9 for free shipping and $10 off $50
  • BRGNVTWN for free shipping and $20 off $100

Don't have cable?

No, we do not have cable not only because I am too cheap to pay for it, but because we don't feel it is a necessity & don't want to spend too much of our time watching it or our kids watching too much tv! But I do love watching a lot of tv shows this season & in case you didn't know, you can watch the majority of them online! We watch them all on, but you can watch a lot directly on the network's website such as It doesn't cost a thing to watch them! My husband is a big football fan & has also been able to watch a lot of football games LIVE on ESPN 360. So if you are looking to save a lot of money each month-this is something you may want to consider!

We do pay $10 a month for Netflix. We watch a lot of movies on the website including cartoons/tv shows for the kids & we get 1-2 movies a week in the mail which is our entertainment since we never go to the movies or rent any. But Redbox or Blockbuster Express are great too! We were able to watch the whole Harper's Island tv series on which was SO GOOD! We loved that show!

I know a lot of people love watching the news which you can also do online! You can read it at or watch it on news channel's website live or you can go back & watch videos. Channel 4 News is one of them!


When you are reading the ad's these is how to read them:

Doorbuster items are marked with a *
Buy Now For Less Buy it now for less than the Black Friday price.
eBay Compare the Black Friday price to the current price on eBay.

Toys R Us Black Friday Ad!

Go here!

Cracker Barrel coupon for $5 off $20

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 12:30 PM PST

Thanks to Saving your Cents for passing this along,

Cracker Barrel has a program called “Front Porch Friends”. It’s a rewards program that gives you an insight to new menu items, store offerings, exclusive products, and special rewards for being a member.

How It Works:

The “Welcome Reward”: Just for signing up you will receive a coupon for $5 off of your next purchase of $20 or more!

The “Seasonal Reward”: Visit the store 4 times or spend $100 in a 3-month season and enjoy your choice of one of three hand-picked rewards.

The “Legends Reward”: Earn a second seasonal reward by visiting 10 times in a single month!

The next time you visit your local Cracker Barrel be sure to pick up your rewards card brochure!

Once you have the card there are 4 ways to register…

1. Online at
2. Text “Friend” to 22627
3. Call the automated toll-free line at 1-877-291-8858
4. You can also register in the store. Once you pick up the brochure just simply fill out the form on the back and turn it in!

Fun Gift Idea!!

Free Personalized Wall Calender

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 06:18 AM PST

PhotoWallCalEvery year we make a cute calender for Matt’s parents. We found a way to make a personalized calender by uploading your own photos (12) by clicking here. We uploaded 12 cute photos of the family, and got to edit the months and style of the calender. It was so much fun to make this. Click here to make yours for FREE! I only had to pay $5.67 in shipping.

Thanks A Thrifty Mom!

Target also has ones in the $1 spot-you put your own pictures in it! But this isn't that much more by the time you pay to print pictures & you can edit this one & do different styles! They are really fun to make! I made 1 one year for my dad for Christmas & announced I was pregnant again (for the month I was due I had a picture of my son wearing a shirt that said "I'm the Big Brother"-but these are great to put family's bdays on too-I think they make great gifts!!

Need to pay some fines at the library?

FOOD FOR FINES - November 16 - December 18

Got fines? Pay them off with FOOD! The St. Johns County Public Library System is bringing back a program this holiday season to help stock the shelves of a local food pantry. The 2nd Annual “Food for Fines” program will begin Monday, November 16, and continue through Saturday, December 18, 2009. Food for Fines will permit patrons to bring one sealed, non-expired, non-perishable food item to the library in exchange for each $1 in overdue fines. Last year, nearly 8,000 food items were collected. Get those fines off your record and benefit your community at the same time!


Books-a-Million has a great Bargain Books Section on their website. They update it every few days with a new batch of books. Currently there are many children’s books that start at $1.77 each.

You can also get free shipping if you use the code BKLVFREE. These would make great stocking stuffers!!

To help you search, sort the list by price and it will show the cheapest items first.

Shopping for Cashback?

Ebates - 1.5% back ($5 for new sign ups)

Cashbaq - 2% back ($5 for new sign ups)

Thanks Southern Savers!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Festivities for next week!


St. Augustine mayor Joe Boles will be joined by past mayors in the historic Plaza de la Constitucion to "flip the switch" to light up the Nights of Lights. The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with a spirited holiday performance by Showtime USA. At 5:30 p.m., the All Star Orchestra will perform in the Plaza's Gazebo. Then at 6:30 p.m., all attending this festive event will be asked to participate in the countdown to the lighting.

Phone: 904.825.1004
More Info

Don't forget about the Circus at the fairgrounds next Wed & Thurs that I posted about previously! $15 for adults-kids are free (up to 2 per paying adult).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Garage Sales

Saw 1 Community Garage Sale This Weekend in St Augustine:

Oakbrook Comm.
Sat.11/14 8-2 pm Kings Estate & South Kings Rd. 20+ Homes Locator Maps at Gate

-Helpful Links-

These are all listed on the left hand side-lots of helpful links-some to make mention of: The Coupon Insert Schedule-when it is a holiday weekend typically there are no coupon inserts-so I always call & extend my subscription because it is a waste for me to get it when I only want it for the coupons (you can view all the ads online!), you can get FREE Pampered Chef Recipes-yum!, Craigslist is GREAT to find bargains especially with Christmas coming up (there is one in St Augustine now), Portrait Innovations is a GREAT place to get pictures done-they are located at the Town Center in Jacksonville & you get them back within 1/2 an hour-you get a very large package all for $9.95!, Travelzoo is a GREAT place to find hotel deals or other travel deals, Ebates is great to get money back-you get a $5 sign up bonus-you can even get 2% back through Ebay which I just found out recently! is also a great website-lots of great helpful tips! you can typically get a $25 certificate for $2-don't expire for a year! Great Christmas Gifts!!

Know of any other great websites-let me know!!

Kindermusik tomorrow!

Sorry for the late post-I hardly have time to post as much anymore :)

Kindermusik @ 10:00 AM

KindermusikFriday, Nov. 13 @ 10:00 AM

Join Ms. Michelle from Magical Melodies for this fun celebration of music featuring new and favorite children's songs!

Free Admission to Marineland!

Received this in an email today:

A lady in my yoga class told me about a Marineland event coming up on the 21st. Your whole family gets in free all day and radio Disney will be there for games and prizes from 3-5pm. I love Marineland it is so pretty there, right on the beach. I think we will go for sure! Sounds like a lot of fun. Here is the link for more info:

Thanks Amy Kaye!

When they did the $1 admission a few years back-we attempted to go & not only was it bumper to bumper traffic practically all the way there but the line was EXTREMELY long to get in-we would have waited forever! We turned around & went right back home-so be prepared!

This is what the website says:
Save the Date! You and your family are invited to Marineland’s Dolphin Conservation Center on Saturday November 21st from 3-5pm to enjoy a free afternoon of fun and games. Radio Disney’s AM 990 Road Crew will provide music and entertainment. Kid-friendly food, beverages, games, crafts, educational activities, entertainment, and of course DOLPHINS, will complete this afternoon of family fun. Admission to Marineland is free all day. Special activities begin at 3pm. We’ll see you here!

If you plan a trip to Wal-Mart soon check this out!

Keep in mind Wal-Mart is NOT the cheapest place to shop-there are a few things that are-but if you catch the item on sale at other places it is a lot cheaper!!

New Walmart Deals as of 11/12!

Here are some new Walmart Deals--with a huge thanks to NWADeals for compiling most of these for us!

Birdseye Steamfresh Frozen Vegetables $0.88
Use the $0.50/1 coupon from the 10/18SS
Final cost $0.38!

Heinz Gravy $0.75
Use the $1/3 coupon from here
Final cost $0.42!

Swanson Broth (14 oz. Cans) $0.45
Use the $0.35/4 coupon from the 11/8SS
Final cost $0.36!

Progresso High Fiber Soup $1.50
Use the $1.10/1 coupon from here: IE or Firefox
Final cost $0.40 per can!

Crisco Cooking Oil $2
Use the $1 or $0.50 coupon from the 11/8RP
(value depends on your region)
Final cost as low as $1!

McCormick Gravy Mix $0.50
Use the $0.50/2 coupon from the 11/1RP
Final cost $0.25!

Gold Medal Flour (5 lbs) $1.50
Use the $0.50/1 Gold Medal Flour coupon from here
Final cost $1!

Betty Crocker al gratin potatoes $0.78
Use the $0.40 coupon from here
Final cost $0.38!
(Thanks, Jen!)

Campbell's Cream Soups $0.58
Use the $0.40/2 coupon from the 9/13 or 10/4SS
Final cost ONLY $0.38 per can!
**Or you can use the $1/2 coupon from here and score a can for just $0.08!

Bar-S Franks $0.99
Use the $1/2 coupon from here or here
Final cost $0.49!

Kellogg’s Cinnabon Bars $1.89
Use the $1/1 coupon from here
Final cost $0.89!
(Thanks, Cheryl!)

Mrs. Smith's Pies $3
Use the $0.75/1 coupon from the 9/27SS
Final cost $2.25!

Dole Mandarin Oranges $0.86
Use the $1/3 coupon from the 11/8SS
Final cost $0.53!

Kids Colgate Travel size Toothpaste $0.50
Use the $0.50/1 coupon from the 10/25SS
(does NOT exclude travel size)
Final cost FREE!

Reynold's Slow Cooker Liners $1.87
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 11/8SS
Final cost $0.87!

Endust Free $2.98
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 11/8RP
Final cost $0.98!

Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers $8.97
Use the $3/1 coupon from here
Final cost $5.97!

Rolaids (3 pack) $1.32
Use the $4/2 coupon from the 10/4RP
Final cost FREE + $1.36 in coupon overage!

**Please remember that Walmart's prices do vary a little from region to region.

**You may want to bring along
Walmart's corporate coupon policy in case you have any issues. In their policy it states they DO accept Internet Printed Coupons. If a cashier tells you otherwise just whip out their coupon policy!

Thanks It's HIp 2 Save!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Target's Black Friday Ad was posted! Go here! Remember Wal-Mart & Target price matches local competitor ads-as long as SAME EXACT item!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Go here to print out a $2 Coupon for Huggies-there is an upcoming CVS Deal with Huggies Diapers so I would print before they are gone!

Thanks Shannon!

If you have an Express nearby, you may want to check out this high value coupon they're offering up! Currently, you can text EXPLUCKY to 397737 and you'll get a coupon for $25 off a $50 purchase at Express Stores. The coupon does not expire until 1/7, so you'll have plenty of time to make use of it. Also, it may take up to 1 to 2 hours to receive the text message back.

**Standard text messaging rates do apply.

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!

Cici's Reminder!

If you have the cover to the past Mint Magazine-tonite it the night to redeem it! Free Buffet!

Maclaren Stroller Recall

Maclaren USA Recalls ALL Umbrella Strollers

By Jessica at on Monday, November 9, 1:24 pm EST

The CPSC reports that Maclaren USA is recalling all of their single and double umbrella strollers sold from 1999 through November 2009 – about one million strollers, in all. The models affected are Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

Reports that the hinge mechanism in the back of the stroller can cut (or cut off) children's fingertips has prompted the recall. If you own one of these strollers, you can contact Maclaren USA (877-688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. for a repair kit.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I received this in an email today & this is an odd post as I know this is a very controversial topic but if you are contemplating getting the swine flu vaccine you may be interested in watching these videos-the 2 min video is great-u do have to put your email address in to access it.
Thanks Shannon!

Here are some past posts I found on a blog about the swine flu vaccine....
**Research over and over!! I have been torn about my 5 yr old daughter with asthma getting this vaccine. I asked for God to give me a sign on whether or not to get my child the vaccine and the next day our sales rep came into my work and said his 11 year old nephew had the h1n1 vaccine and a week later started complaining he had a headache few hours later he went into a terrible seizure now this poor child has been in the hospital ever since and had severe seizures one after the other. After testing and x-rays they can't seem to find out why this is happening??? Things that make you go hummm? Now you tell me this child has never had any health problems or seizures
What is in the vaccine that could make you have neurological problems maybe the preservative thermisol(mercury) and I wonder what else.
my mom had her swine flu shot in 1975 in october by febuary 14 1976 she never walked again..due to side affect of gullian barre..i choose never to take the shot..
My sister is 24 years old and diabetic so she is in the high risk group and got the H1N1 vaccine as well as the seasonal flu vaccine, 6 days after recieving the vaccines she started getting stomache pains and diarrhea, which turned into bloody diarrhea and then completely bloody. We are not 100% sure yet, but she has seen two gastrontogists and it seems like she had developed Crohns Disease, an auto immune disorder. I don't believe that this is a coincidence.
Official FDA website with list of ingredients (that they are at least willing to share with us). I spent about 30 minutes reading from several websites each individual ingredient and stopped after my mouth got numb from being wide open and saying WOW over and over. See for yourself....
sad video about seasonal flu vaccine-
18 reasons not to get the vaccine-

Cheap Hefty Bags!

I know Wal-Mart & other places may have the Hefty Storage Bags for a $1 (free after $1 coupon) but they aren't freezer bags so if you need some of those-Winn-Dixie has them BOGO this coming week-They are $2.59-use 2 $1 off coupons and get them for .30 each!
free coupons

Go here to sign up for some organic coupons to be mailed or to get through email!

Thanks Shannon!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the next Fee Free Day! On Wednesday, November 11 there will be no entrance fees for national parks, national forests, refuges, and other interior lands.

Visitors to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation are invited to take a day to honor service men and women.

"The Department of the Interior is honored to offer this fee free day to thank our nation's service men and women," said Salazar said "The sacrifices and achievements of the brave men and women of our armed forces can never be understated. We invite all of our visitors to enjoy this fee free day and take time out on this national holiday to remember our service men and women who are currently serving overseas in harm's way."

Friday, November 6, 2009

More garage sales! Wow!

There are 53 this weekend! Go here to view them!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

29th Annual Lincolnville Festival
Description: Come to the Lincolnville Festival and listen to jazz, sample homemade southern cooking and learn about the history of St. Augustine. The festival will feature an assortment of food and drinks, arts and crafts, dancing, historical tours and a wide array of music: from gospel to R&B to jazz. The times are Friday from 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm, and Sun. 1:00pm-5:00pm. Call for more information.
Type of Event: Festivals & Events
Date: 11/06/09-11/08/09
Time: Various times
Location: Francis Field, W. Castillo Drive
Contact: Greg
Phone: (904) 501-8299

St Augustine Beach 50th Birthday Event This Saturday!

Description: Come and celebrate 50 years with us and enjoy live music, food, sand sculpting awards, dancing, pirates and more. Call for additional details.
Type of Event: Festivals & Events
Date: 11/07/09
Time: call for exact time
Location: St. Augustine Beach Pier
Contact: Melissa
Phone: (904) 471-2555

Disney's "Old Dogs" Ticket Giveaway

Old Dogs Ticket Giveaway

Win a family 4 pack of tickets!!

To enter, e-mail your name, address and phone number to and put the words “Old Dogs”

Enter by 12midnight on November 15th. 10 winners will be drawn at random from all entries received on Monday, November 16th. No purchase necessary.
Click here for complete contest rules

Good Luck!

Kids Eat Free at the Loop Pizza Grill

Kids Eat Free at the Loop Pizza Grill

Don't want to cook dinner tonight? Head to The Loop Pizza Grill where Kids Eat Free from 4pm-8pm every Sunday through Thursday in November. Dine in only. Choose one kids pizza or L'il Loop and Cheddar with each adult entrée purchased. Includes FREE drink! Click image above for locations and additional weekly specials.


Walmart's Amazing Online Specials Sale Going On Now

Walmart brought back their "Amazing Online Specials" again for the 2009 season. While their Black Friday sale will be better, there are some pretty good deals here. The sale currently has 48 items in it. As you would expect, the best deals will sell out quickly, so grab them while they are still in stock! To view the Walmart Amazing Online Specials, click here.


Loomis Bros Circus!

The Loomis Brothers Circus
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Wednesday, November 18th and Thursday, November 19th, The Loomis Bros. Circus will be performing at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in St. Augustine.

Show time on Wed. is 7:00 PM only and two shows on Thursday at 4:30 & 7:30 PM. Each show lasts one hour and forty five minutes.

The Circus features three rings with performing elephants, tigers, clowns, acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and much, much more! Tickets are $15.00 for adults and two children age 12 and under are admitted free with each paid adult. Each additional child is $5.00.

Doors open one hour prior to show time with elephant rides, pony rides, face painting, & tasty circus snacks. It’s a fun event for the whole family. DON’T MISS IT!!!

Amphitheatre Movie!

Night Owl Cinema
Transformers - PG13
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Starts 8:00 pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday, Nov. 6, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Come one, come all,
come big, come small...
Come and get a book or two or three or four.
But don't stop there, come and get more!

Or if you know someone with the flu
whose stuck in bed with nothing to do.
A new book might be what they need,
in case they have nothing else to read!

So you can buy books for yourself
or buy books for someone else.
Most books cost just a dollar,
so stop on by and give us a holler!