Sunday, January 31, 2010

CVS Deals

If you need Valentine Card's for your kids school-they are BOGO until Tuesday at CVS! If you need to spend some extra bucks the 24 pack of water for 2.99 is a good deal (until Tuesday) & you can also buy milk with them! They CANNOT be used at the pharmacy.

Home Depot Kid's Workshop this Saturday! FREE!!

Kids Workshops


There’s a super *HOT* Kmart deal that will be available starting tomorrow, 1/31 and running thru 2/6: Purchase 4 pouches of Hershey’s Pieces Candy and get a $10 Kmart gift card**! Plus, they will be on sale 2/$5!

Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Hershey Pieces Pouches 2/$5=$10
Use 4 $1/1 Coupons from the 1/31SS
Pay $6 (+ tax)
Get Back a $10 Gift Card!
Final cost 4 pouches for FREE + a $4 moneymaker!
**After purchasing the 4 pouches, a mail in certificate will print out with your receipt. The $10 gift card you’ll receive in the mail is supposedly good just towards the purchase of more Hershey’s products, but I’m guessing it will be a Kmart gift card. I don’t see how they can make a Kmart gift card exclusively for Hershey’s products… but I could be wrong.

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!

I haven't done this yet but if you need candy anyhow (Valentine's Day is right around the corner!) then it's a great deal if you do have to get more Hershey's Products...



My cousin has a great business & makes some really neat stuff! These make great gifts! Check it out here! I love one of her newest things (picture above!)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Got in an email (Thanks Gayle!)

Produce bargain at curries bros. (Yellow building on right just pass the Tractor Store going so. US 1 before you get to Old Moultrie light.) Locally grown broccoli generous bunch 99 cents. Locally grown baby bok choy 50 cents each. They look just picked today.

There is also one on US1 North but I have noticed their prices are higher.

Discount Code

Here is a discount code for your first purchase at Coupon Carry Out! It's 10% off!

So I just found out about a couple of coupon websites (Thanks Lacey!), I have usually bought them on ebay in the past, but these websites are cheaper! I put a link on the left hand side-you can just click on it to go directly to the website-this one is Coupon Carryout & the other is My Coupon Hunter! These are great to purchase ahead of time when you know of a sale (like looking ahead on or or for moneymaker the Knox coupons.

Also don't forget you can sign up to receive daily emails on the left hand side-just put your email in, they will send you a confirmation, you click on a link & that is it!

And please post comments or send me an email with any deals! Thanks to all those that have! I love hearing of them or learning new things!

Friday, January 29, 2010

So the post below is cut off but this is a great deal-sounds like you pretty much bring in any old baby item & trade it in for another one (stroller, carseat, crib...) this could be a deal if you need something new & find a cheap carseat (like how I found a $5 one at a garage sale!), I've seen them at Betty Griffin for around $5 too! Babies R Us is on the high side, but if you find it on sale this could help you save some $! Go here for more info!

Trade In Event at Babies R Us!

Universal Orlando® 2-Park Annual Power Pass

Florida residents SAVE $25* on a 2-Park Annual Power Pass
with the UPC code from any Coca-Cola® product.

Enjoy EVERY Mardi Gras concert** PLUS admission to BOTH Universal Orlando Theme Parks for an entire year for only $114.99* plus tax, after savings.

*Blockout dates and restrictions apply.
**Based on purchase date.

Got this in an email today:
Weight Watcher Frozen entrees on sale for $2 ea.
some entrees have a coupon for $4 off of 10 entrees.
Cobblestone not Moultrie has a coupon dispenser with coupons for buy 5 entrees get a free WW dessert.
So I paid $16 for 10 entrees plus 2 desserts.

Thanks Gayle!
Go here to get a free sample of the new Pampers Cruisers Diapers coming out! I would hurry & do it before they are gone!
Just a reminder: I am teaching a coupon class Jan 31st-this Sunday-if you missed the last one & interested in coming please email me so I can give you more info-it is free!

Free Heluva Good Product For Facebook Fans!

You can go HERE to become a Facebook fan of Heluva Good Dip. Complete the registration and they will send you a coupon for a FREE product! Maybe it will go BOGO and you folks who have true BOGO will then be able to use the coupon to score TWO free tubs!


If you don't have a facebook account you should sign up! I have got LOTS of free coupons!!

Copied this from website-thought it was helpful info!

Coupons–We All Win

This is a guest post by Brandy over at I Prefer Publix. I thought she did such a good job breaking down coupons and sales and what it means to us and the store. I also like that she does it with a sense of humor…or is it sarcasm? :-) I loved it and think you all will too! Be sure and visit Brandy HERE for more great deals!

One of the things that bugs me the most about being a couponer is that people (and by people I mean, cashiers, managers, other customers) think I am getting away with something, ripping off the store, cheating the system, some even say I am stealing. And it makes me furious.

This attitude comes from a lack of knowledge about how coupons work. If you’re here reading my blog, you probably know how coupons work. Here’s a quick reminder for all of us…

Manufacturer’s coupons: When the stores submit these to the clearinghouse, they are reimbursed FULL FACE VALUE plus $.08 per coupon. So the store makes MORE money by accepting your coupon than by the average shopper handing over cash/credit.
*If a coupon is difficult to read/scan at the fault of the manufacturer/design, the store can charge the manufacturer even more for the handling of these q’s.
*Most Clearinghouses are huge conveyor belts that scan coupons to tally the reimbursement value, so that cashier that agrees to “give it to you for free, shouldn’t that be enough?” by marking your $1 coupon down to $.75? Just made $.25 for the store. That huge scanner doesn’t pay a single inkling to that little $.75 the cashier wrote on your coupon.
*Stores even get reimbursed postage for the cost of shipping the coupons to the clearinghouse.

Doubling/Tripling coupons: A gimmick to get you in the door. The store eats the cost of doubles/triples. They consider it worthwhile if it causes you to shop there rather than at… Wal-Mart.

Competitor Coupons: This is truly a loss for a store. There is no reimbursement value for competitor coupons. Like doubling/tripling, accepting competitor coupons is a gimmick to get you in the doors to buy all your other items at their store rather than the competitor. Stores that accept competitor coupons are using a brilliant marketing strategy. They are counting on you wanting to buy all your items in one place, and hoping that if you have a competitor’s coupon that you can use at their store, you’ll stick around for the other things as well.

Store Coupons: Store coupons are a little tricky to define. Let’s take Publix as an example. Regular Publix shoppers will notice that those Advantage Buy Flyers have coupons and sales that rotate on a regular basis. One that appears often is the $6.2 Sundown Vitamins coupon. The CEO of Publix may be a nice guy, but he’s not browsing the local store looking for things to give away. I promise. :) What happens is, some head honcho at Sundown gets together with some head honcho at Publix and they strike a deal. The value could be based on number of coupons redeemed, or number of stores that run the sale. Specifically for Publix, the most recent numbers show that Publix is getting reimbursed approximately 75-80% of the Store coupons’ face value. So don’t let anyone say to you “Publix doesn’t get reimbursed for these” “We can’t give it to you for free” “We can’t pay you to take it”. Because that shows lack of knowledge of how these q’s work.

BOGO deals (Publix): You may not be aware of this, but like the store coupons, sales like the Mega sales at Kroger and BOGO sales at Publix are also marketing ploys that are reimbursed by the manufacturer! If Publix is selling Scrubbing Bubbles BOGO at $3.99/ea, that means, you, the consumer, will pay half price for the item, or $2.00. At the end of the sale, Publix tells Johnson and Johnson, hey, we sold 100 bottles of Scrubbing Bubbles, costing us $199, now pony up. And Johnson and Johnson PAYS Publix for running the special and promoting the product. It is another form of advertising. Most recent numbers show that BOGO sales at Publix are reimbursed at approximately 70-80%.

It makes me crazy that people have this mindset that people who use coupons are abusing the system. I hate that. As long as you are an honest couponer, using legit coupons and following the store rules, then you are doing no such thing. Abuse comes from illegal photocopies, stacking two manufacturer coupons on one item, and so forth. That is true abuse of the system. Most of us? We are just honest people looking for a good deal.

And in the end? The store wins. The store wins BIG by catering to couponers. Let me show you what I mean. . .

When I shop at Publix, I use the trick of buying multiple moneymakers to build up overage to afford the items I need. This helps reduce my out of pocket expense. Do I need 10 bottles of Aleve? 8 Rolls of J&J gauze? 10 boxes of Phazyme? Not right at the moment, and I certainly wouldn’t walk into Publix and pay for all of that with cash. So Publix makes a higher profit by selling to me than the average person who runs in for a few things.

My most recent shopping trip:

For Items I use regularly that I stockpiled or needed (eggs, Morningstar, fruit, etc)
Total Cost: $125.61
Total store coupons: $5
Total Mq’s: $64.15
(Quantity of mq’s presented: 51: $4.08 handling fees)
Total doubles: $4.50
Total BOGO: $60.49

For Moneymakers:
Total cost: $108.96
Total store coupons: $103
Total Mq’s: $82
(Quantity of mq’s presented: 41: $3.28 handling fees)

For this scenario, we’ll go with an 80% return on BOGOs and store q’s.
So, for this trip, after reimbursement, the store will have received approximately $288.50, losing $38.20 in store coupons, doubles and BOGOs.

BUT If I wasn’t a couponer, and only bought the items I needed/wanted, and we’re assuming I am still stockpiling… The store would have made $120.62, losing $17.60 in store coupons, BOGOs and doubles.

When I shopped, I cost them $20.60, but I brought in an additional $167.88.

Now. Which stores was it that wanted to turn away the couponers????

Thursday, January 28, 2010

$5 off Beall's Coupon!

Be on the lookout for an email with the subject heading: Accept our Apologies with this Offer from Beall's. It is a coupon for $5 off any purchase! Mine was in my junk mail. I'm sure you can snag some free stuff (paying a little for it), like gift bags, cards, socks, underwear, or maybe even something on clearance!

Thanks Julie!

Mark your calendar!

All these are at the Main Library!

Valentine's Craft Party: Tuesday, Feb 9th at 4pm
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Party, March 2nd 6pm

Target Clearance

Target has lots of clearance especially in the home department-since I am redoing my sons room I was so excited to find sheets for $4 & a bedspread for $8! It's all mixed through, but some stuff was marked down 75%!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Greatest Challenge in the World— Good Parenting

Clipart of Family
This is an article I found on a friend's blog & is written by a member of my church but still applies to everyone! It amazes me that even though this was written 20 years ago-it still applies to us today! Go here to read it!

Thanks Cordie!

Need Shampoo & Conditioner?

I was in Winn Dixie today & they had lots of shampoo & conditioner on clearance (in the shampoo & conditioner aisle) & a lot of them had rebates on them which made them free! So if you are in need of some I would stop in! They were expensive name brands so not sure if there are coupons out there for them!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Coupon Class!

I am teaching a small coupon class Jan 31st-if you missed the last one & interested in coming please email me so I can give you more info-it is free!

Big Lots Coupon!

Exclusive Offer For Buzz Club Members Only. 20% Off Entire Purchase, Sat. Jan. 23 through Sun. Jan. 31.

Go here to print a 20% coupon for Big Lots! You can find some really good deals here! They have cheap scrapbook stuff, hair stuff for little girls, sunglasses, baby items, house decorations...

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Do the Potty Dance House Party

I haven't been posting since I've been out of town (thanks Lacey for your post!) but hopefully you've been keeping up with the other blogs & finding lots of great deals!! I have lots of things to do from being out of town so I probably won't be posting a lot but wanted to post a few things real quick! If you haven't heard of it is a place to sign up to win to host house parties. I have won twice now & they are a lot of fun! The last one was a Martha Stewart one & I got lots of fun craft things to keep! I just won a Pull-Ups one-I only know a few who are potty training so if you are & want to come then email me & let me know! I haven't set a date yet but it will be in a couple of weeks. But go to their website & register-there are a lot coming up!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Walmart Deals

Walmart has an aisle of toys that are marked down, it looks like they were just setting it up this morning. They are around 50% off. I got some really good deals there last year around this time. The aisle is by the garden center, not in the toy department. They also have a really good deal on shoes for baby-small toddler, they were marked down to $1!! They had church shoes, princess, dora, pooh and boys ones (I just didn't really get a good look at them!) Great deal so you better hurry over there if you want those because they will go fast! These were in the shoe department.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Craft Store Coupons

40% off one item at Michaels (if the link doesn’t work sign up here to get your own)

50% off one item at Joann Fabric & Craft Stores

40% off one item at Hobby Lobby

(all coupons are good through 1/23)

Want craft ideas for Valentines, check out the great ideas and pictures on

Thanks Southern Savers!
Sneak Peek of Publix ad here!

And also just a quick little tip for those moms with young kiddos-yesterday I made mac & cheese & slivered carrots in it (I added them in the boiling water when the noodles were cooking) & it turned out so good! I even loved it! But that's a great way to sneak some veggies in if you have kiddos that won't eat them!

I also make cheese quesadillas today with slivered carrots & they were way yummy too-added a little crunch!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Since I have taught a few coupon classes recently & there are more people couponing now I wanted to post this that I found on a blog-I thought it was great & answered a lot of questions I had as I started using coupons so I hope many of you find this helpful!

Using Coupons the Honest and Ethical Way

By frugalisfab · Apr 17
Photo by Mike Licht

Photo by Mike Licht

I hope you will all allow me to stand on my soapbox today and talk about using coupons the right way. I hope that I have gained the respect of you, my readers, and that you will let me nag you for a minute. This subject is something that I think is really important for several reasons.

Number one, my integrity is more important than saving a few dollars {and you all know how I feel about saving a few dollars!}. Many of the cashiers at my local stores know me and know that I use coupons in the right way. Consequently, they trust me and do not feel the need to scrutinize every coupon, therefore expediting my check out. But more importantly than that, I can feel good about the purchases that I make.

Number two, when someone uses coupons in the wrong way, it ruins the experience for others. If a cashier has had people try and use coupons in a way other than what is intended or try to use a fraudulent coupon, he or she is likely to be more suspect of coupons.

Likewise, last summer I had a heck of a time using ANY printable coupons at Target after someone took a legitimate coupon, that read “$5.00 off any toy purchase” and removed the word “toy” so then the coupon “read $5.00 off ANY purchase.” The coupon was widely distributed, it was even sold on eBay. One person’s actions thousands affected thousands of people’s couponing experience.

Here are my rules for using coupons in an honest and ethical way:

Don’t Use Coupons On Items They Are Not Intended To Be Used For. There are several ways that this can be done. For instance a coupon says $1.00 off shampoo but you use it on a bottle of hairspray. Many times these coupons will go through just fine. However, that is not the intention of the manufacturer. They put the coupon out to promote the shampoo.

The second way to use a coupon in a way in which it was not intended is to not buy the amount that is listed on a coupon. For example a coupon say $1.00 off of 4, and you buy only 2 of that item. Many times the coupon would still scan. However, again, this was not the intent of the manufacturer.

The third way to use a coupon in a way other than what it is intended is to use a coupon that is only intended for a particular merchant at another store. Like if a coupon is good only at Walmart, and you cut that part of the coupon off and take it to Target to use.

You may even have a cashier who allows you to do these things, but it really isn’t up to the cashier because it is not money coming out of the store’s pocket, it is coming out of the pocket of the manufacturer.

Never Use Expired Coupons unless your store has a policy to accept expired coupons. Many times you can use an expired coupon without a cashier noticing, but the store may not get reimbursed for the coupon since it was expired.

Never Photocopy Internet Printable Coupons. There is a reason that manufacturers limit most coupons to print 2 per computer, it is to enforce limits. Photocopying coupons is fraud. Some stores do not take IP coupons because they are leery of photocopied coupons. Many times internet printables are for a higher dollar amount than you can find in your newspaper. We don’t want to kill the goose that laid the golden egg by photocopying coupons.

Only Use One Manufacturer’s Coupon Per Item. I think that one is pretty self explanatory.

Be Careful About Coupons In the pdf Format. I am really careful about the coupons that I promote here on my site. Coupons of the pdf variety are frauds a great deal of the time. A few months back their was a pdf coupon circulating for Colgate. It turns out it was intended to be given to customers in a booklet. Someone scanned the booklet and distributed it via a pdf file. The only pdf coupons I ever list here come straight from the manufacturer’s website.

Be Kind To Your Cashiers. Many cashiers do not understand the rules of coupons. Many do not understand that their store will be reimbursed for the coupon you are using and that you are not trying to steal from the store. That being said, getting nasty with your cashier will get you nowhere. If a cashier will not accept my coupon, I nicely ask them to remove the item and then take up my concern with customer service or try again later.

Thanks Being Frugal is Fabulous!

Got this in an email today:

Jan. 28th at Chick-fil-A is receipt day (save your receipt from this day for free food)

Great Clips $6.99 haircuts from Jan 20th -29th no coupon just call to make sure this one is participating
(904) 829-6814

Thanks Amy Kaye!! With the Chick fil A receipt day-it is usually way busy, but it prints on a blue receipt & you have to bring it back within a certain amount of time AND no coupons can be used, but you get everything you bought on your receipt for free. I used the $8 coupon at Fantastic Sams tonite to get my haircut which also included shampoo! It was a coupon in the mint magazine & only can be used from 6pm to 8pm-it was so nice-no wait!!

Also-I don't know if anyone has tried the ALL price matching, but Wal-Mart DOES NOT accept Big Lots ads since they are wholesale. But I had no problem tonite at Target with customer service taking them...what a great deal on laundry detergent!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Great Laundry Detergent Deal!!

If you have a Big Lots nearby, then you’ll be excited to know that you can get killer deal by price matching their ad! Thru 1/23, they have All 2X, 50 oz. and All 3X, 32 oz. laundry detergent advertised 2/$5! Head on over to Walmart or Target with your local Big Lots ad and do a price match. They should be able to honor the 2/$5 advertised price. …AND to sweeten this deal even further, use two $2/1 coupons from the 1/3RP! Your final cost will be just $0.50 per detergent! What an awesome deal!

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Toys at Target are now 75% off! They are picked over but luckily I got 2 things that I really wanted!

They finally have the Special K Granola in! Yay! And they have a promo where if you buy 2 Special K products you get a box of Fruit Crisps for free! So I walked out getting 4 boxes of Granola & 2 boxes of fruit crisps for .56!!

Go here & print off $5 off 4 Kellogg's cereal coupon & if you have 2 computers, print 4 $1 off Special K Granola coupons (still a good deal if you only have 1 computer). The granola is on sale for $2.39 (wasn't marked). And the bars automatically ring up for free! There is 2 different ways to do it! Thanks Hip 2 Save for posting it!

#1 (If have access to 2 computers)
Buy 4 boxes of Special K Granola $2.39 each=$9.56
Use the $5/4 manufacturer coupon with Target logo from here
Plus, use 4 $1/1 Target coupons from here
Final cost ONLY $0.56 for ALL 4 boxes–Just $0.14 per box!

Buy 2 Boxes of Special K Granola $2.39 each=$4.78
Use the $1/2 manufacturer coupon from the 1/3RP
USe 2 $1/1 Target coupons from here
Final cost $1.78–Just $0.89 per box!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

So I have been doing a lot of shopping lately trying to find skiing stuff for my hubby, but I was in Marshall's today & they had lots on clearance-got my hubby a tshirt for $3, toys were on clearance, they had baby girl shoes on clearance for $3 (in baby section) & Kmart had thermal bottoms for $4, they had no tops left. I forgot to look at clearance toys there but in the past I have got lucky getting some for around a $1!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cheap CE's for RN's & LPN's!
So if you have to complete your CEU's soon check out this website! I got a booklet in the mail today & it said they price match lower prices & I happened to find a cheaper place here for $14.99! So I called & they matched the price-this is way cheap & gives you all your 24 hours of required CE for RN's & LPN's. If you found a cheaper price-let me know!
I got an email saying Wal-Mart had a lot of their office/school supplies on sale so check it out if you are in there-& I also saw at Big Lots they had binders for $3-$5 so if you want to be a coupon geek like me that is way cheap!! They are in the clearance section in the back of the store!

Thanks Jenell!
I went to Big Lots today & they had a lot of food on clearance-they had the sticks with cheese ($1 at the dollar store) for .50, all their Christmas stuff was 75% off-I got a nice huge tin with gourmet popcorn for $1.25! Great snack for my son to bring in for his class that he has to once a month! They didn't even look Christmas! I love Big Lots-they have lots of great stuff that you can't find in a lot of places & it's cheap!

I also went to the Ponce Mall-Sertoma just opened up a book store in there-TONS of books! All $2 or less! So check that out! The mall (not the stores) also opens at 7:30 & is a great place to walk! There were tons of people walking & I found out that if you walk around it 5 times it equals a mile! I think me & the girls may just have to go join the "older" group on some of these really cold mornings!
Walgreens is offering up a new photo freebie for Facebook fans! Just go on over here and become a fan of Walgreens on Facebook (if you haven’t already), then click on the fan offer tab to access this FREE offer! Today ONLY you can score a FREE 8×10 collage print ($3.99 value)! Just use coupon code FANFREE when you checkout. Please keep in mind this code is only available to use today, January 13th.

**Choose in-store pick up to score FREE shipping!

These are very easy to create (as you can see above!) I was having a hard time deciding which picture was the cutest to put in my daughter's portrait book so I was so excited about this freebie!

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

If you have your Ronzoni Smart Taste Noodle coupons for .75 off don't forget to use them at Winn-Dixie on their BOGO sale-they are FREE after coupons-They are $1.49 each so if you use 2 .75 coupons makes FREE! This sale ends today!

I also called Burger King Corporate who said they should accept the coupons & they are valid so I filed a complaint so the district manager is aware-& called the manager back at the Burger King I went to who said if I bring them back she will take them-so you should be ok to use them if they give you a hard time stand there & tell them to call corporate & don't leave until they do!
Publix FamilyStyle® Magazine
I told some people the wrong magazine to sign up for at that had coupons in it-this is the right one so go here to register if you want!
If you got to print out the Burger King coupons-the one on US1 would not accept them-saying they were fake which they aren't! But they should because it is valid-I'm trying to get a hold of corporate to see but if you have luck using them let me know!!

Free Kid's Meal at Burger King!

Wow! Check out this smokin’ HOT deal! Currently, you can score FREE Hamburger Kids Meals from Burger King! How? Well, follow the directions below:

  • Go here ( IE or Firefox ) and hit the print button
  • It will state that you have reached the print limit.
  • Put your email address in the refer a friend box (you can put friends and families email addresses too)
  • Immediately after doing so, you’ll receive an email with a new coupon link.
  • Print the coupon.
  • You should be able to print the coupon 10 times!!!

And get this, each coupon is valid for a FREE hamburger kids meal–which includes a Hamburger, french fries, and a drink!

(Thanks, SmartCouponing!)

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save for posting this! It worked for me! Yay!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

I ran a few errands today-they still had stuff in at Staples-I was very excited to get a magnetic dry erase board today for my fridge for only $1! You do have to have the coupon so bring that with you from the paper (not in store circulars).

I also went to CVS & did more soy joy deals (it is a limit of 6) & they only had a few boxes left! They had actually just taken them all off the shelf! The deal is through Feb 6th I think so I am sure they will get more in. But for those who don't know about the green bag tag thing they have-you pretty much buy one for $1, attach it to a reusable shopping bag & each time you go to CVS, they scan it, & every 4th visit you get a $1 EB so it will pay for itself fast! You can only scan it once a day BUT this week they have a deal where if you buy 2: either the tag or the reusable bag, you get $1 in EB! So pretty much a free bag! I had been holding off doing this as I think it will be hard for me to remember to bring it in but I'm going to try!

Don't forget if you bring a reusable bag in at Target, you get a .05 off your purchase for each bag!! Just remind the cashier! A .05 adds up & of course you are helping the environment!
Sneak Peek at Publix here!

& $5 off $20 purchase at CVS-use as comp coupon at Publix-expires Saturday!
So I'm glad to have taught over 50 people recently how to coupon & didn't let you know in the class, but wanted to make sure you can always email if you have any questions about anything! You can also sign up on the right hand side to receive daily emails & you can do that on all the other blogs I have told you about as well!

Email any deals you find & I will be happy to post them!

Sebastian - "The TJ Maxx Nightmare"

Thought I'd share some humor-if you are a big Ross, Marshall's or TJ Maxx shopper then you should get a laugh out of this one! I know I sure did!!

Go here!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

HP Ink Cartridges!

If you have a HP Printer & are in need of some ink Target & Staples has them for buy one get one 50% off! I assume these are cheaper at Target? I usually do the deal when Target has them on sale & if you buy 2, you get a $10 Target gift card, which I think ends up being cheaper, at least for my ink cartridges that I need!


Staples has some GREAT deals this week!! Go here to view them all! Keep in mind Staple Rewards you have to use in the store whereas when it says easy saver rebate-that comes in a check that you can cash at the bank!
I have got these for free before BUT if you need them now then here's a deal!

Halls Cough Drops .99 this week with Walgreens Coupon (can take to Publix as competitor) & there was a $1 off 2 manufacturer coupon in the coupon insert today! So .50 each!

CVS has TG Lee milk for $2.69 after .50 EB & use the $1 coupon from the post I posted earlier & get it for $1.69! Don't forget to use your EB's if you have any!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another great deal at Publix this week!

Kellogg’s Special K Bars, Assorted Varieties, 3.8 to 4.86 oz box, or Fiber Plus Bars, 6.3 oz box, BOGO $3.19
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Cereal Bars, Special K Fruit Crisps, and/or Special K Bliss Bars – 01-03-10 RP
-$1/1 Special K Bars Target Q PRINT
–thanks Damian!!
-$1/2 Special K Target Coupon 01-10-10 RP
Got this from coupon mom's forum:

Official Publix Coupon Policy

I love shopping at Publix because if you know their coupon policy and take advantage of all of the opportunities, you can really save. One of our site members emailed Publix's customer service asking for a detailed policy statement and this is what she received.

"In a message dated 12/11/2008 11:58:02 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

Thank you for your email. We appreciate our customers taking the time to
contact us. Below you will find our coupon guidelines:

We will always comply with all rules and regulations that are printed on a

If a product is on a Buy One and Get One Free promotion you can use one
manufacturer's coupon on each item.

If a product is purchased with a Buy One and Get One Free manufacturer
coupon no other manufacturer's coupon can be used on the same item.

There is a limit of one Manufacturer's coupon and one Publix coupon per itemif no limit is mentioned.

Publix will accept "cents off" Internet Coupons. We will not accept "free
product" Internet coupons. We also reserve the right to reject any Internetcoupon that does not appear to be legitimate or does not scan properly. Internet coupons valued over $5.00 should be approved by a Manager or Customer Service Team Leader.

We accept traditional supermarket competitor coupons. Please see your store manager for more details, as there is no written policy on this.

In the Atlanta division, we will double manufacturer coupons up to .50

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us. If we can be of any
further assistance regarding this matter, please either call our Consumer
Relations toll-free number at 1-800-242-1227, write us at the Publix Super Markets Corporate Office, PO Box 407, Lakeland, FL 33802, ATTN: Consumer Relations, or contact us at our website,
Got this in an email today:

I also go to pull up a recipe if an ingredient in the recipe is unlined in green then it is a line to a coupon. when you roll over it it asks you if you are interested in other coupons. if you click on it, it takes you to pages of coupons that you can select. If you want to use gray scale fix that on your printer options before you select coupons. if you try to do that later you loose you coupons.

Thanks Gayle!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Don't fall for fake IRS scheme

Internet scammers are adding the IRS logo to their emails in yet another attempt to get at your money, The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports today.E-mail messages ask respondents to fill out an "updated version" of the W-2 form. That's the form most employees receive regarding their wages and taxes withheld."The IRS does not send out unsolicited e-mails regarding tax returns, financial information or any personal identifying type of information," IRS spokesman Michael Dobzinski told the Sun Sentinel.The IRS won't ask and generally won't discuss any personal tax matters by e-mail, he said.

Often the fake IRS emails contain incorrect grammar and misspellings.

Anyone receiving one of the fake emails should not open any attachments and forward the message to or delete it, Dobzinski said.

Thought this was helpful info! Found it on the St Augustine Record's Website.

Mark your calendar!

teddy bearMonday, Jan. 25 @ 6pm
Bring your teddy bear or another stuffed friend to our super-sweet Teddy Bear Sleepover Party! We'll tell stories, share fun crafts, have a bedtime snack and tuck our little friends into bed for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your friend a couple of days later after the sleepover fun is done, along with a special souvenir! Shhh...teddy bears sleeping...

This is at the Main Library!

Target cheap DVD's!

I did forget to mention at Target near the back of the store on an end cap-they have a lot of kids $5 DVD's-Barney, Barbie, Clifford, Jonah: A Veggie Tales movie (great one!)...LOTS others to choose from! These are not where the other children's DVD's are...

And don't forget you can go here to get a FREE Veggie Tales DVD! You just pay shipping of $2.99-these do change & come back in stock...

In the 1/3SS there is a $1 off any Beech-Nut Let’s Grow product coupon! Well, Walmart has the Let’s Grow Bowls priced at Just $1! Use the coupon to get them for FREE! (Thanks, WhoSaidNothingInLifeIsFree!)

Also, you can score select Duck Brand tape for just $0.08 at Walmart! Select varieties are priced at $1.08 and you can use the $1/1 coupon from here to snag tape for just $0.08! (Thanks, MoneySavingMadness!)

Thanks Hip 2 Save for posting this!! At Wal-mart when I bought the duck brand tape before it was only .97 but the price may have went up!


So went to Target today, practically threw a box of mac & cheese at the clerk (she wouldn't let me use more than 1 manufacturer coupon for it saying it was 1 per customer)-well had 2 kids with me & unless you have a written policy of what Target considers a customer-they are more than happy to hand you the .50! Like I keep saying-pick your cashier! Usually people are just a lot happier at night time! What a day! But toys are 50%-there is a sign that is up that says 30% still-but they are 50% off-there is a lot of clearance food around the store & toys other than in the clearance section-lots of camping stuff/coolers-you just have to walk around each aisle. They will go 75% soon-so if you don't really need anything I'd hold off & then go stock up once it goes that cheap!

As for Walgreens-the sign isn't up for $6 RR at the one on SR16 but they do print! And I contacted Nivea a while back & they mailed me a ton of coupons, 1 for being $1 off ANY Nivea body product-well the travel size moisturizing cream is on sale for .50 so I got .50 in overage! The coupon didn't even beep!

Discount Grocery

Taco Shells are only .25 each at the Discount Grocery-they had TON! Some were expired & some weren't-you have to dig! But for .25 each it's worth the digging! And 1 quart soy milks were .25 each too! Most were expired they had a sign up that said they are good up to a year after expiration date? Never heard of that I got lucky & found one that didn't expire until Feb. I did call the 1-800 number & they said to use it before the date.

But taco shells you can make pizzas with them, tacos, pork quesadillas, enchiladas...lots of meals!

Thanks Jenny!
Got this in an email today: Overage at Publix: Carefree pantyliners 2.89 and Walgreens had a $3 off and a manufacturer coupon $1 off.

Thanks Tiffany!
Kindermusik is today at the Anastasia Branch at 10:00 am!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

This is a long post but got an email tonite & thought this was helpful info to share with everyone: And to you new readers you can sign up to receive daily emails of what I post-same with the other websites I gave you tonite!

And I forgot to mention this but whatever cabinet I have food in which is most of them! I put a piece of paper & tape it to the cabinet door with the food item & date it expires & check it periodically-typically I have at least a year to use it so nothing ever goes bad!

But read below:

I am horrible with recipes as I change a lot & make them real simple-& cooking gets fun & saves a ton!! Here are a few And I am doing these off the top of my head-I don't measure a lot of them!

Taco Soup
1 can of black beans
1 can of red kidney beans
1 can of corn (do not drain...drain all others!)
1 can of stewed tomatos (do not drain...drain all others besides corn!)
probably 1 cup of tomato sauce
you can put some chopped onion in...
I use about 1/2 packet of taco seasoning so it isnt too spicy for the kids.

I dont use meat but you are suppose to fry 1 lb hamb meat with onion & then add all ingredients-you can eat with doritos/sour cream/fritos or just plain (which is how my husband eats it!)

Chicken Parmesan
2 pieces of chicken (this feeds all of us)
Cut up chickin in bite size pieces put in sandwich bag with bread crumbs & shake-you can do this overnight or in the morning and I put in fridge. And then I put olive oil prob 2-3 Tablespoons in frying pan & then fry the chicken until done & then turn heat to 3-4...pour sauce over chicken enuf to cover it up (some people like lots of sauce others don't so whatever yal like) then sprinkle mozarella on top & parmesan (if want to) & cover with lid until cheese is melted-I make wheat linguini to go with it.

Pasta Fugoli Soup (from Olive Garden)
1 can of great northern beans
1 can of kidney beans
1 can of diced tomatos
3 stalks of celery (more/less if you don't or like celery)
3 whole carrots (I take a potato peeler & start from the bottom so they are small slivers if that makes sense)
onion (however much you want...1/2 or whole)
1 1/2 cup of tomato sauce (maybe more-again I don't measure it!)
add some water-we don't like our soup soupy!! Which is silly so I make it real chunky with hardly any liquid!
add some seasonings-parsley flakes, oregano...I just add italian seasoning. maybe 2 Tablespoons?
Again I dont do meat but normally you would fry a 1 lb of hamb meat and then when almost done add celery, onions, carrots & fry & then add all ing. And then when ready to serve ( I would let mix & sit together for 1-2 hours) & then you would turn it up to 4-5-med/high heat-put I think maybe 1 cup of macoroni noodles (or whatever kind as long as they are small) & let boil for about 3 min & then turn off cuz they get soggy & grose if they soak or boil for too long since the soup stays hot for so long-this is so yummy! If you wrap celery up with tin foil it keeps up to 2 weeks! So I make it twice!
You are suppose to add beef stock to it, but I don't-less sodium. I also add some garlic salt-you can just play around with it-that is what I learned-you can just make your own thing up!

Another great one is (too spicy for kids), but you fry 1/2 lb or 1 lb hamb meat-drain & then add can black beans & can of rotel tomatos with liquid & heat up until liquid is gone and eat it on taco shells with sour cream if you like it-this is way yummy!!

Target toys 50% off now?

I heard they marked toys 50% off at Target now-I know where I will be in the morning-not that I need anymore-I have a whole closet full which is also something else I forgot to mention-when toys go on clearance like this stock up! My son just goes "shopping" in my closet for a toy for his friend for a bday party-I get $20+ toys for $5 or less! I don't usually spend more than $5 on a gift! I do the same thing for baby gifts (I have a whole storage container full of them!)

Money Maker at Walgreens!

The Bayer Quick Release Aspirin 20 ct is on clearance for $2.19 at Walgreens-they have a monthly deal where if you buy 3 participating products you get a $6 Register Reward or buy 2 and get a $3 Register Reward!

I did this yesterday! There were $1.50/1 coupons from the 10/25RP or you can go here to print off a $1.50 coupon-remember 2 prints per computer!

You get all 3 free + a $3.93 moneymaker!! The one on the corner of SR 16 & US 1 had tons left today! If you just have 2 coupons it's still a moneymaker!
I'm glad so many came to the class tonite! Some things I didn't mention but forgot to:

About cable-some people really want to keep it-my friend was paying over $50 a month for it? Not sure on exact price & called & they decreased her price to $14.99! So it never hurts to call & ask or say so and so is offering this deal & they will price match it!

Now the thermacare wrap deal below is a great deal-don't miss this one! But Walgreens is a lot harder to deal with-for example you can't use the same RR to buy the same item & keep rolling them because it won't print another one like CVS does (ex. when they have a limit of 5). So you can do it as many times as you want BUT you will end up with all those RR. RR are Manufacturer coupons & some say that Publix can get reimbursed back (Publix takes these as competitor) but I have never got an answer for sure on that!

Another thing with Walgreens is you have to have an item for each coupon-so if you have 3 items & try to use 4 coupons the system will not let it go through & it can not be overrided by a manager either. So I try to stay away from Walgreens BUT if you are trying to build your stockpile & things are free or moneymakers then I would recommend it-but they are a lot harder to deal with than CVS.

Sometimes you have to register to print coupons so one of the first things you need to do is open up a "junk" email account-that way you don't get your regular email full of junk mail!

Benevia is also something else that is FREE at Publix until 1/29/10-They retail for $8.99

-$4/1 4-pk BeneVia Balanced Nutrition Drink
-$5/1 BeneVia Balanced Nutrition Drink, Any 4-pack – 11-14-09 SS
-$5/1 PRINT

I'm sure I will think of more things I "forgot" to say so I will post them if I do! I'm sure a lot of you feel overwhelmed but it will become easy I promise! And it is so much fun!

Money Maker on ThermaCare starting 1/10/10

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 12:04 PM PST


Walgreens will have ThermaCare heat wraps(single packs) on sale for $2.49 the week of 1/10/10 thru 1/16. You will receive a $2.50 Register Reward after you pay, making it free! You can also go HERE to print a coupon for $1.00/1 ThermaCare product

Thanks A Thrifty Mom!

Ok so after calling 3 different Publix's-they only accept 2 coupons per item-1 Manufacturer & 1 Store (either Publix or Competitor).

So for the Sudafed deal-
You can use the $5 off coupon & the $3 off Walgreens (since the Publix one is only $2) & you will get the medicine for $1 so if you need it then that is a great deal!

Thanks Heather for helping me clarify that!

Thru January 9th, Annie’s Organic Macaroni and Cheese is on a Temporary Price Cut for $1.09 per box! Plus, you can use the $0.50/1 coupons from here (print 2 per computer) to score a couple boxes for just $0.59 each!

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!

At the Target in St Augustine they were marked $1 a box so .50 per box! These are .69 each at the discount grocery store so this is a great deal!


For those of you who say they never have coupons for milk, here is one for you. Go to and print off 2 $1.00 coupons. You are able to print 2 coupons every two months! T.G. Lee milk is at CVS. You can even use your ECB's to buy your milk!

Thanks Judi!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hungry Howie's

On Monday from 5-8pm their all you can eat daily buffet is $3.99 (normally $5.99). We love this place! They have a salad bar with some fruit & pizza!
Sorry someone pointed out that the coupon at Walgreens was $3 off for the Sudafed so it's a $1 (.52 after taxes) in overage at Publix!

Walgreens also has a great moneymaker-Bayer 20ct Quick Release Asprin are on clearance for $2.19 & if you buy 2 or more you get a $3 RR, 3 or more you get a $6 RR. There have been $1.50 coupons in the paper-I had 4 coupons-so I made over $3 in overage!

Some people are having a hard time finding the Soy Joy bars that are free after EB at CVS-they are with all the other "special packaging"-at the one on 312 it was on the end cap where all the other packs were.

CVS Christmas stuff was 75% off & Target's is 90% off.
  • $3 ECB wyb Oust Air Sanitizer at $3.99 limit 4
    -$2/2 Oust Air printable
    B1G1 Oust Air SS 1/3
  • **Deal Idea**
    Buy: (3) Oust Specially Marked Packages $3.99
    B1G1 Oust
    -$2/2 Oust
    Total Due: $5.98
    Get Back: $9 ECB, make $3 profit!
Also get a $5 off $20 purchase coupon here.

Thanks Southern Savers-keep in mind that it will print out a $9 Extra Buck which can be hard to spend-atleast for me it is! But I defintely plan to do this one:

$6 ECB wyb Soy Joy 6ct. box at $6 limit 3 free

This is a limit of 3 so I would do 3 transactions so you will only be left with a $6 EB & you will pay $6 out of pocket in first transaction so it will be free for 3 boxes!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another deal at Publix!

I forgot to share this deal also:

Sudafed 36 count is $8.99 (have to ask Pharmacy for it is not out in store & behind counter)

$5/1 36 ct PRINT (zip 08822)
$2 off coupon in Walgreens ad this week
$2 off Publix Advantage Ad Flyer (in front of store)

Makes it FREE! This is for 36 count only!! Please be honest with your coupons as we are not trying to put the BEST grocery store in town out of business! When in doubt about a coupon always ask customer service or a manager!


Storytime starts back this week at the library! The Main Library now has a Toddler & Preschool Storytime! Baby Time is 10:15, Toddler Storytime at 11 & Preschool at 11:30!
Barnes & Noble has a promotion, Buy Two Get One Free on Blu-rays or DVDs. Prices start at $7.50. Save an additional 20% with code E9M4M9M (new account required). Shipping is free.


Sundown Vitamin Deal at Publix!

-$6/2 Sundown Naturals vitamins or Spider-Man Gummies in Advantage Ad Flyer (by ad)
-$3/2 Sundown PRINT

Read more:

I went & did this deal tonite-
Spiderman Gummies were $6.79
Vitamin A 3.29

So $1.08 out of pocket-not bad especially since I was all out of vitamins for my kids!!

More free soap!!

Red Plum just released a few new coupons, including a $1/1 Johnson’s Baby Product Coupon! Remember, you can use this coupon to score FREE Johnson’s soap buddies at Walmart, Target, Kmart and various other stores!

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!

Remember you can print 2 coupons per computer! At Publix these are 1.19 but at Target & Wal-Mart they are .97!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Another nursing cover deal! Free Pay Only Shipping! - code cousin2 - get a free nursing cover, only pay shipping.

Thanks Sarah!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Is Exercise your New Year's Resolution-here's a great FREEBIE!

FREE Pedometer, Exercise DVD, & MORE!

Tylenol has a program called “Keep Moving”. This program focuses on exercise, nutrition and health, active living and more! A perfect program for all those New Years resolutions! If you register for the program here (it’s free), you’ll receive a FREE exercise DVD and Pedometer. Limit one offer per household. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. (Thanks, Kari!)

Also, is offering up a FREE Tape Measure! Just go on over here and let them know your body measurements. After doing so, check the box that states, “Please send me a free fit kit and soft measuring tape.” and then a drop down address form will pop up for you to fill out.

Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!!

Coupon Class!

Clipart Illustration of a Pink Lady Character Snipping Out A Coupon With A Pair Of Scissors Before Going Shopping
Just a quick reminder that I am going to be teaching a coupon class at my church on Jan 7th & wanted to invite others to come! If you are interested in coming please email me at & will give you more info! I will be giving some quick frugal tips, CVS shopping, & how to coupon! Bring paper/pen to take notes! I was just told by my hubby that it is the National Championship Game that night but hopefully I'll be back in time!

Great inserts today!

What a great paper today for coupons!! I wanted to point out a few & for those who were at my coupon class yesterday some of the ones I talked about:

$1 off Johnson & Johnson (can use it on the bath buddies soaps which will make free)
$1 off Reach Floss (these are .97 at Wal-Mart so free!)
$4 off 2 Rolaids Products (these are 1.85 for 3 pack at Publix so a .30 overage!)-I think these are also cheap at Target-haven't priced at Wal-Mart-but these places usually just mark down the coupon meaning they will only put the coupon in for however much it cost)
$2.50 Electrasol Tabs (these are $3.50 at Walgreens this week & you get a $1 Register Reward-which will make free)
$2 off All detergent (these go BOGO at Food Lion-hopefully soon!)

But I would highly recommend getting more papers this week-it's good to get 2 every week so you can use them with the BOGO deals!

Friday, January 1, 2010