Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New printable coupons for April

The coupons have been reset or changed for April.  So visit the websites below to see what new coupons are available.  Remember that they might only allow so many prints on certain coupons so they may not be around the entire month.

Olay Professional $20 Rebate

Receive a $20 rebate when you purchase $50 worth of any Olay Professional Pro-X Facial Moisturizers and /or Facial Cleansers by April 9, 2010 and mail in the rebate by April 23, 2010.

Free Olay Quench Body Lotion

Want a free bottle of Quench Body Lotion?  Purchase any size bottle by April 16th, send in your receipt with the completed rebate form by April 30th and you will receive your money back!  Can't beat that!

Two bigs days in one...Wednesday and the last day of March!

It's Wednesday again!  My favorite day of the week when we get to see what the new sales are at our favorite grocery stores and match our coupons!  You better be visiting Southern Savers to view all the deals.

It's also the last day of the month, the day when coupons expire along with other deals and rebates.  So take one last look at your coupons and make sure there are not large dollar coupons for something you will need this week but is not on sale.  I made a quick trip to Wal-Mart last night to pick up a few of these types of items.  Here are some other deals that are ending today so get on the ball if you're interested!

Get you free photo book for March at  I have a collection of these and I love them!

Check out Picaboo to get your free 20 page photo book.  This is a really nice book with a leather cover.  It will cost $8.99 for shipping but it's totally worth it!

Visit Franklin Goose to leave feedback on baby products and receive $5 credits for each review.  I've already racked up $15 credit with another 5 or so reviews pending.  They will read the reviews you write and make sure they are legitimate before you receive the credit.

Have you been to yet?  If not, this is your last day to get a $25 gift certificate for only $2.  Go to and to view offers in your area.  Upon checkout, use coupon code COOK to receive 80% off your order.  I love!

If I come across any others before the day is over, I'll post again!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Promo Code for Free Nursing Cover

Are you a new mom or know someone who is about to?  Visit Udder Covers and enter promo code "babiesonline" to get a free nursing cover.  You will have to pay shipping but this would make a great baby gift for anyone planning on nursing their new baby.

Tip of the Day - Coupon Policy

Every store has a coupon policy and it's important to know what that policy is in order to get the best use of your coupons.  Some stores double coupons up to $0.50 and many stores now accept competitor coupons.  For example, my Bi-Lo will double coupons up to $0.60 so I can get $1.20 off with a $0.60 coupon unless that coupon states it cannot be doubled.  They will also accept competitor's coupons (non-manufacturer store coupons) that can be stacked with manufacturer's coupons.  Examples of these would be Target printables, Family Dollar, Publix or any other coupon that does not state that it is a manufacturer's coupon.  The competitor coupons have to be from another local store.  They won't accept a Kroger coupon that you've printed from the internet if they don't have a competing Kroger store in the area.  On the Southern Savers website, once you click on a specific store you will see the coupon policy of that store at the top.  Be aware that these policies may be a little different from one store to the next so it's always good to check with your local branch.

Why is this so important?  If you have a coupon for a $0.50 off 1 item and a coupon for $1 off 2 of the same item you might be inclined to use the $1 off 2 if you're buying more than one.  If you store doubles coupons however you could actually get $1 off 1 item buy using the $0.50 coupon.  If the store accepts competitor coupons then you could stack a store coupon on top of that.  Again, these are all things that Southern Savers is good at making easy for you!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Join Pssst... to get possible free samples and coupons.  Pssst is a new General Mills website design to reach out to consumers to get there input on products.  In order to get your input, they want you to try their products, so you can see why I might think you can get future samples and coupons out of this!

Roc Brilliance - $20 Rebate

Roc has come out with some new products called the Brilliance Collection. These products can show results in as little as 3 days.  Now through June 30, you can get a $20 rebate on your purchase of any one of these products. 

1. Roc Brilliance Day Rejuvenating Moisturizer SPF 20

2. Roc Brilliance Eye Beautifier

3. Roc Brilliance Night Recharging Moisturizer

The typical retail price of any one item is $50.

Stock Up on Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soups at Target

Do you use lots of Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken soups in recipes as I do?  If so, head over to Target this week where they should be on sale 4 for $3.00.  Before you go, visit the Campbell's Soup website to print coupons for $1 off 2 cans.

Lysol Healthy Touch at Walgreens

Have you been looking for a good time to try the new touchless soap dispenser by Lysol? I have!!!  My daughter has a hard time getting the liquid soap out at times so I thought this might make it easier for her.  Right now in the new April coupon book from Walgreens you can find a $5 off coupon for the Lysol Healthy Touch.  Pair this store coupon with the $5 off manufacturer's coupon from today's paper and you can get a total of $10 off!  You might want to check out your stores that accept competitor's coupons to see if one of them has it cheaper than Walgreens right now.

Free Stuff at Walgreens!

If you are not familiar with Walgreens Register Rewards, you should read about them at Southern Savers Guide to Walgreens.  Right now you can get Dove Shampoo or Conditioner for $4 each and then receive a $4 RR at checkout.  This means you can turn around and spend the $4 RR on something else making the Shampoo or Conditioner free!    You can also get Simply Saline for $7 and receive a $7 RR....again like getting it for free!  This stuff is great for kid's stuffy noses!  If you're low on Coca-Cola products then use the in-ad coupon to get 5 - 12 packs for $13 making them $2.60 each.  There are rules to when you can and cannot use Register Rewards so make sure to ask questions at your neighborhood Walgreens if you're still confused after studying the process on Southern Savers.

Host a House Party!!

If you love to have friends over then you might want to take a look at House Party.  This allows you to plan and host a party for a certain product.  Right now you can sign up to host a Red Baron Moms House Party, A Gerber Generation Celebration House Party, a Hasbro Game Night, and the list goes on.  Basically you and your guest will get free stuff and coupons.  I've haven't tried hosting one myself but might in the future.  For further information, visit the House Party website.  If anyone decides to host a party, let me know how it goes!

Big Publix Shopping Trip...a lot spent...more saved!!!

I hit Publix today for a big shopping trip.  You can't even see what all I bought in the picture I had to pile it so high!  I usually spend $60 or less at Publix but today I spent $107.90!  I found a bunch of Pullups on sale and I have a Publix rebate to send in for them!  My daughter is potty trained but she still wears Pullups at night and I usually put one on her if we're going to be out running errands for a long period time.  You know how three year olds are, when they've got to go, they've got to go now!  I would rather change a Pullup then have her pee in the floor of Bi-Lo because we couldn't make it to the bathroom in time!  There were a bunch of sales and I had coupons for them all so I knew I was going to spend more then usual when I was planning my trip.  I did have a couple of rain checks to use also.  My totals where...

Shelf Cost: $242.74  (shelf cost is the price I would have paid given no sales or coupons)
Amount Spent:  $107.90
Coupon Savings: $50.95
Sale Savings:  $83.89
Percent Saved:  56%

So even though I spent a lot, I saved a lot and got more then I could fit in a shopping cart.  Here's what I got...

5-Ore-Ida Steam n Mash Potatoes (If you haven't tried these, you should!  So easy and yummy!)
Big Pack Sparkle Paper Towels
2-Quilted Northern Bath Tissue
4 Pkg Shredded Cheese
2-Steamfresh Froze Veggies
Breyer's Ice Cream
Feta Cheese
Greek Yogurt
5-pkgs Pullups
Sour Cream
Mega refill pack Huggies wipes
4-50oz bottle All detergent
2-Welch's Grape Juice
2-boxes Gallon Freezer bags
2-Capri Sun Drink boxes
2-Classico Sauces
Pita Chips
3-Hunt's Canned Tomatoes
5-cans Swanson Chicken Broth
2-boxes Cheerios
Cooler bag
Nutragrain bars
2-Sabar Hummus
Dove Chocolate pieces
Publix wheat bread
Baby Spinach
Large Stawberries
Angel Food Cake

So the Angle Food Cake wasn't on sale but I needed something to pile all those stawberries on!  Do you think all of that was worth $100?  If I had just purchased all the Pullups and baby wipes not on sale and without coupons, I would have spent around $68!  So I hope this helps you see what is possible when you become a smart shopper!!

Only 3 Days Left for FREE Photo Books!!!

Make sure you log on to Picaboo for your free photo book.  It's valued at $39.95 but you can get one for free through March 31st using coupon code AFFLGB.  You will have to pay $8.95 shipping but it's worth it.  I've already received mine and it's a really nice keepsake.

You also need to log on to to get your free March photo book.  Remember that you can get one free book per month.  Make sure to create and order your book for March by Wednesday!  These are absolutely FREE!  You don't even pay shipping!

Coupon Lesson - It's Sunday and getting toward the end of the month!

It's that time of the week again.  The day we get to open our Sunday paper and see what kind of money we're going to save.  The coupons I saw this morning weren't anything to excite me but we'll have to wait and see what kinds of sales arise!  There are a few good coupons out this week.  If you like Dunkin Donuts coffee, make sure to clip the $1.50 coupon and head to Publix where it is on sale for $5.49 through Tuesday. 

If you have decided to clip your Sunday coupons then get to clippin' and organize them in your binder.  Since we're getting close to March 31, when a lot of coupons expire, you might want to go ahead and start pulling these coupons out of your binder as your putting the new ones in.  If you're just going to date the coupon inserts and file them, make sure to put today's date on the outside of all the inserts so that you are easily able to coordinate your coupons with Southern Savers.

Since we are getting close to the end of the month you will have a lot of coupons expiring on March 31st.  Today would be the time to look through you're coupons and make sure there are no coupons that you might want to use before they expire.  Sometimes I'll have a good coupon on something we need or use a lot but there have been no good sales in which to use the coupon.  This is when I head to Wal-Mart or wherever I see the item might be cheapest and go ahead and use the coupon.  This happens mostly on items that don't go on sale as often.

If the rain will slow down, I'm off to Publix today.  There are lots of great deals this week.  There seem to be a lot of store coupons that are matching with manufacturer's coupons.  Remember that most grocery stores now accept competitor's coupons!  I'm stacking coupons for items such as Quilted Northern and International Delight.  Check out the Family Dollar online coupons this week for ice cream and cereal that's on sale at Publix. 

If you are a Publix shopper, make sure to stop by the service desk on your way in the store and ask if they have any coupons.  Instead of leaving their Advantage Buy ads and other coupons out where someone could pick them all up, they keep them at customer service so that each customer only gets one.  The last one I picked up had a rebate form for a $10 Publix gift card with the purchase of $35 worth of Huggies diapers, pullups or wipes.  I'm pairing this Publix wipes, diaper and pullups coupons that I received by being a member of the Baby Club.  So make sure to join all of their clubs online and make a trip to the service desk on every Publix shopping trip!

If you're going to try to grab some Walgreens deals, make sure to pickup one of their coupon books.  As you walk in the store you will see the rack where they display their weekly ad papers.  On the front of this rack you should find some long, skinny booklets full of Walgreens coupons.  They have a different coupon book every month.  Make sure to pick one up in case there are coupons that could best be used at stores that accept competitor's coupons.

Coupon Lesson - Knowing the lingo

So you're starting to clip and print coupons. You're visiting Southern Savers for the sales and coupon matches but what do all these letters and numbers mean?  BOGO, ECB, RP...what?!  Here's list of the most commonly used acronyms in the coupon world.

BOGO or B1G1 - Buy One Get One free - A couponers favorite acronym because most likely you are going to be able to get something for almost nothing
Q  -  just a symbol for coupon
RP  -  Red Plum - a coupon insert in your Sunday paper
SS  -  Smart Source - a coupon insert in your Sunday paper
PG  -  Proctor & Gamble - a coupon insert in your Sunday paper
V  -  Valassis - a coupon insert in some Sunday papers
WYB  -  When You Buy
IPQ  -  Internet Printable Coupon
FAR  -  Free After Rebate
MFR  -  Manufacturer
MIR  -  Mail-in Rebate
OOP  -  Out of Pocket (I know what you were thinking!)
UPC  -  Universal Product Code (bar code)
PSA  -  Prices Starting At
Blinkies  -  In-store coupon dispensers that sometime have blinking lights
OYNO  -  On Your Next Order
$1/1, $1/2  -  $1 off one item, $1 off two items, etc.
2/$1, 3/$2  -  Two items for $1, three items for $2, etc.
ECB  -  Extra Care Buck - CVS dollars that you can earn when buying certain products
RR  -  Register Reward - Walgreens dollars that you can earn when buying certain products
SCR  -  Single Check Rebate - A cash back rebate from Rite Aid

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Are you finding Tennessee Money Saver to be helpful?

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Franklin Goose: Receive credit for writing reviews on baby products

I just went on and did this myself today so I'll let you know how it turns out for me.  Until March 31st you can receive a $5 credit for every review you write on Franklin Goose!  Franklin Goose carries all kinds of baby products.  Just click on SHOP at the top of the page and this will take you to the products their store.  Register with them so that you will be able to leave comments.  Now just take a look through their store and make comments on any products you have experience with.  There are a lot of organic, natural type items that I wasn't familiar with but I found many that I have owned or used.

It states that they will check to make sure you are writing legitimate reviews and then they will give you a $5 credit to use toward a purchase on anything in their store.  This can also cover the cost of shipping with is a flat $5 rate.  You can write as many reviews as you want.  As you can tell, this could allow you to get some free stuff and we love free stuff!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom

$2 for $25 gift certificate at

Time to have a date night! is at it again!  Use the coupon code COOK to get at $25 gift card for only $2!  I have used these in the past and love them!

Clearance at Kmart

Thanks to a tip from a friend of mine, I got some good deals at Kmart today.  They had just marked all of their Joe Boxer flannel PJ's down to $3 each in the girls department.  PJ's are something I have trouble finding good deals on so I stocked up on several sizes for the future.  They also have 4-in-1 jackets on sale for $6 and a fleece for my daughter to wear in the fall and pass down to my son for $3.  Now is the time to find great deals on winter clothes to stock up for the fall...and maybe even next fall if you have the closet space! :)

Free Prints from the CVS Photo Center

Register with the CVS Photo Center and you will get a coupon code emailed to you for 50 free prints.  You can pay to have them shipped to your house or get them sent to a CVS store near you for free.

Free Trial pack from Special K

Sign up with Special K to recieve a free trial pack of products in the mail.  Your pack with include a Special K Protein Meal Bar plus coupons for $1 off Special K Protein Meal Bars and $1 off Special K Protein Shakes.

Tip of the Day - Rebates

One of the best ways to save money is through rebates.  There are hundreds of rebates out on all kinds of products.  Most the time the rebate is for cash back but other times the rebate will be for a larger dollar coupon booklet.  Southern Savers is good about listing corresponding rebates to products so keep an eye out for rebates there.  If you are using sales, coupons and rebates combined then you're likely to get items for free.  If there is a dollar value that must be spent, this value only has to be reached before coupons.  Here are some of the rebates I've participated in recently.

Spend $50 in P&G products and get a coupon book containing $100 in coupons.  P&G makes so many products that you can easily spend $50 without know it so check your recent receipts.  If you buy Pampers, Charmin, Crest, Bounty, Cover Girl, Oral-B, Scope, Febreeze, Olay and many others then you're buying P&G products.  If you use Olay, be sure to check out their samples and offers section of their website regularly for great rebates and offers.  Right now they have a $20 rebate on ProX, free body lotion, $15 cash back and many more!

Spend $10 in participating brands such as Rotel, Manwich, Peter Pan, Kid Cuisine, Crunch 'n' Munch, Orville Redenbacher's, Chef Boyardee, Hunt's Ketchup, Banquet, and Snack Pack and receive $25 in additional savings (meaning coupons)!

Get $5 back when you spend $20 on participating GP brands such as Brawy, Quilted Northern, Vanity Fair and Dixie.  This offer ends 4/18/10

Get $5 back when you purchase 3 SC Johnson products such as Ziploc, Glad, Windex, Scrubbing Bubble, Pledge, Shout, Fantasik, Drano, Raid, Off, Saran, Nature's Source.  I love this one because you can mail in 3 rebates per household.  This runs through 6/30/10.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free Sample of Baby Wash and Lotion from Baby Barn

Visit Baby Barn and sign up to receive your free 2.5 oz sample of Baby Body and Hair Wash and Baby Body Lotion.  These are all-natural and organic products!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom

Try Sure Deodorant for FREE

Want to try Sure Deodorant for free?  Purchase any of the Sure deodorants below with the "Try Me for Free" sticker and recieve a rebate for the purchase price of the deodorant.

Dove Deodorant Coupons

Get $2 off Dove Visibly Smooth Deodorant  Make sure to click your back button until a second coupon prints.  These are great coupons so grab them while they last!

Also get...

$2 off Dove Shampoo, Conditioner

$1.25 off of Dove Body Wash

Best Online Freebies from All You Magazine

Thought this article from All You was neat.  It has links to 33 online freebies.  Everything from ringtones to college classes.  All You magazine is also a great source of coupons!  If you don't have a subscription you might want to keep your eye out for a good deal on one to rack up up some good coupons.  Of course it also has great articles and recipes!

Coupon Lesson - Stocking up

I know you are now wondering how it is that I always pay $0.50 or less for deodorant or $1.00 or less for cereal when there's not always a sale. The idea is not to wait until you need these items to purchase them. Instead, you should already have the item and basically go shopping for it in your own kitchen pantry or bathroom cabinet. Your goal should be to only purchase products when they are at their lowest price so this indeed does require some stockpiling of products you use regularly. I know you're imagining now that I have a huge closet in which I just store a bunch of food and random personal items. In fact, I kind of do, but it's just my pantry and linen closet. This is an actual picture of my pantry to the left. It's a bit disorganized right now but not exploding from the seams like you might think. So don't think you have to find extra space in your home to "stockpile" in order to save money. Most items reach their lowest price at any given store every 6 to 8 weeks. When the item is at its lowest price and you have coupons, this is when you stock up. My husband goes through a box of Special K cereal once a week therefore I may buy 6 to 8 boxes of cereal to get me through to the next big sale. That doesn't mean I may not hit a smaller sale and pay a $1.50 or so for a box every once in awhile in between major sales. My husband may also have 10 deodorants in his vanity drawer at time. Why would I possibly buy that many? Because they don't go bad before he uses them, he has plenty of space in his drawer to store them and I pay next to nothing for them when Walgreens has a sale and there are great coupon matches. Plus I don't have to worry about him running out and putting deodorant on my shopping list at a time when I'm going to have to pay $3 or more for it instead of $0.50!  My point here is that to really save big money, yes, you will need to stockpile some. However there is no reason for it to get out of control or take over every storage space in your house!

It will take a few mouths of stockpiling items before you see a huge money savings. This is because you will still need to purchase items you need but that you have not seen a major sale on yet. You will eventually get to a point where you will never have to buy certain items unless they are at their lowest price. I've gotten to the point where I decide what I'm going to buy at the grocery store that week based on what's on sale. I only buy sale items and any fruit, veggies, meat, or milk that I need. I have also figured out when my local grocery stores mark down produce and meat when it's getting close to its "sell by" date. I have to admit that I do have a freezer in the garage which has been wonderful for many reasons, some of which I will share with you at a later date.

So start stocking up on items when they are at their cheapest and don't be afraid to buy 4 to 6 of something you use regularly. I'm betting you will use all that you buy before the next big sale!

Tip of the Day - Happy Wednesday!!!

Yeah, so it's what?  Wednesday is that wonderful day when grocery stores start their new sales for the week.  So check out your paper for ads but better yet hit Southern Savers to see what the big deals are this week and what coupons you may have to match those deals.  Southern Savers actually allows you to click in the square next the item you want to add to your grocery list and then print that list.  This is an easy way to make your shopping list!  You can either print it to show the matching coupons of each sale item or just print the list itself.  This is a wonderful tool for beginners in the coupon world and even for old pros like me.

So what do I do today to prepare for the week of sales?  I visit Southern Savers and review the sales of the grocery stores that I shop.  I go ahead and create a shopping list and then pull out my binder of coupons to find any suggested matching coupons.  I put the coupons in an envelope and tuck the envelope and my list in the front pocket of my binder.  Now whenever I find the time to make it to those stores in the next week, I am ready to go.  I don't go anywhere without my binder!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Scrubbing Bubbles & Juicy Juice Coupons

If you need coupons for Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gel, Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit or Shower Cleaner Refills go HERE

Register with Juicy Juice to print money saving coupons.  If your kids are like mine, you go through this stuff fast!  I would say there will be a BOGO sale on this soon.

Tip of the Day - Keep that coupon and donate!

You have a coupon for a brand of pasta that you know you won't buy so you're about to toss it.  WAIT...don't toss it yet!  There are probably a lot of things that you will find coupons for that you know your family won't use but somebody might.  That pasta might go BOGO next week and with that very coupon that you're about to toss out, you could get pasta for free or for just a few cents.  Then what do you do with it?  Donate it!  Find a food bank or charity in your area that needs packaged items or personal items such as deodorant or shampoo.  Purchase these items for little to no cost to you and donate them to those in need.  It's a great way to make your couponing go a long way and feel good about it!

If you coupon happens to expire before you use it, there's still a use for it somewhere.  Military families overseas can use coupons up to 6 months past the expiration date.  Just another way to help others through couponing.

Mail expired manufacturer's coupons to:
Kristi Seigrist, Family Services Coordinator
Unit 5200, Box 105
APO, AE 09461
For more information, visit

Thanks for the address Time 2 Save!

Monday, March 22, 2010

bTrendie and get a $10 credit

Want to shop for some adorable items for your little cutie?  Join bTrendie to immediately receive a $10 shopping credit.  This will allow you to get some items for free however shipping does cost $6.95.

Sunday Saver

Don't get a newspaper yet but want to see all the sales ads for your local stores?  Take a look at the Sunday Saver.  They have links to the weekly ads from national grocery stores, department stores, home improvement stores and more!

Don't Fret the Sweat and grab the coupons!

Check out Don't Fret the Sweat to print great coupons for Degree, Dove, and Suave deodorant for men and women.  Not sure how long these will be out there so get them quick!  You can get $1.25 to $1.50 off a stick of deodorant.  This would allow you to easily get Suave deodorant for free and with a sale get Degree or Dove for $0.50 or less!

Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet

Here's a great coupon book that you must register for!  Home Made Simple has a new coupon booklet out. Decor Done Right offers $30 in coupons!! I make sure to sign up for these everytime they are out and love them!  To sign up for yours, click HERE

The coupons included:
.50/1 Cascade ActionPacs or Gel
.50/1 Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs
.50/1 Cascade Rinse Aid
.25/1 Dawn Ultra
$1 off Febreze Air Effects
$1 off Febreze Candle
$1 off Febreze Fabric Refresher
$2 off Febreze Flameless Luminary Starter Kit
$1 off Febreze Noticeables Starter Kit, Dual Refill Pack, or (2) Single Refills
$1 off Febreze Scented Reed Diffuser or Home Collection Soy Candle
.75/1 Mr. Clean Bath Cleaner
.50/1 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
.75/1 Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Liquid
.75/1 Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Spray
$1 off Swiffer Dust & Shine Furniture Spray
$1 off Swiffer Duster Starter Kit or Refill
Free Swiffer Sweeper Refill wyb Swiffer Sweeper Kit
$5 off Swiffer Sweeper Vac Starter Kit
Free Swiffer Wet Jet Refill wyb Swiffer Wet Jet Kit

Thanks, Southern Savers

FREE milk with the purchase of Kellogg's cereal

Good at most grocery stores everywhere, get a printout for a gallon of free milk with purchase of Kellogg's cereal.

Buy 3 Kellogg's cereals and get 1 FREE gallon of milk
Buy 5 Kellogg's cereals and get 2 FREE gallons of milk
Buy 7 Kellogg's cereals and get 3 FREE gallons of milk

The cereal must be 12 oz. or larger and must be bought at the same time in order for the certificates for the free milk to print at the register.  So we'll be keeping a look out for good deals and coupons on Kellogg's cereal to make this deal even sweeter!  Currently Food Lion has some Kellogg's cereal BOGO so check that out on if you're interested.

Thanks, Time 2 Save

Tip of the Day - Printing Coupons

How many copies of one coupon can you print online?  Most of the time you will be able to print two copies of any one coupon.  You can do this by clicking the back button until it begins the printing process again or sometimes you can simply click with coupon link for a second time.  You are able to print two coupons per computer.  So if you have two computers in your house and there's an awesome coupon up for grabs then make sure to print two copies off of each computer!  Technically you can make copies of the coupons you print but please realize that this is illegal.

Free Starbucks Pastry

Visit Starbucks on Tuesday, March 23rd to recieve a free pastry with the purchase of any hand-crafted beverage. Just print the coupon from the link below and show it at your local Starbucks anytime before 10:30 to receive your free pastry. Enjoy!

Free Sample of BORBA Age Defying Concentrate

Get a free .5 oz sample of BORBA Age Defying Concentrate Thanks, Smart Couponing!

Coupon Lesson - Getting Organized

One of the most important aspects of being a coupon queen is organization. You have to know what coupons you have in order to use them. You should be clipping coupons from you Sunday paper and printing them online. If you see a coupon online, you need to go ahead and print it and not wait until you find a sale to match since some coupons don't stay out there very long. This can be overwhelming since you will end up with a lot of coupons! In the beginning, I just used a plastic divider. Not only did I have problems finding the coupons when I needed them but it was time consuming since I had to search through small piles of coupons over and over again. I have tried many ways of organization and have ended up with the binder method. This was recommended by some local coupon girls in our area and I have done well with it. You just need a three ring binder and those clear, plastic sheets that the man in your life organizes his baseball cards in. They make for perfect coupon holders! Divide your binder into sections such as Frozen, Refrigerated, Personal, Baby, Packaged, Breakfast, Snacks and Sauces, Breads and Drinks, Cleaning, Misc, whatever your heart desires. Once you clip a coupon, stick it in a pocket under the appropriate section. When you go to the store you can easily flip through your binder to find your coupons.
A second option for the Sunday paper coupons is to just label them and keep the in a file folder. If you notice on, you see things like RP 3/21, SS 3/14, PG 3/7. RP stands for Red Plum, SS for Smart Source and PG for Proctor & Gamble. The numbers are the date of the paper the insert was found. Once you receive your Sunday paper, you can pull out the Red Plum and write the date on it and it will coordinate with When you see a deal you want to take advantage of, you just go to your file folder and pull the corresponding insert and clip the coupon. You may still need to organize you printed coupons but this lowers the number of coupons that you have to deal with on a weekly basis.
**If you don't have a newspaper subscription, most papers have a reasonable rate to receive just the weekend paper so that you can get the coupons on Sunday.
Good luck getting organized!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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Personal Examples of Money Saved

I know most of you are thinking that using coupons and finding deals is probably a waste of time and something you will never be able to do. I thought the same thing but here are some examples of what I have saved in my most recent shopping trips.
On March 6th at Publix....
Cost before savings: $117.96
Total Savings after sales and coupons: $67.27
Total Amount Paid: $50.69
Percent Saved: 57%
On March 19th at Publix...
Cost before savings: $55.41
Total Savings after sales and coupons: $37.23
Total Amount Paid: $18.18
Percent Saved: 67%
So basically in two shopping trips I saved my family $104.50 by shopping sales and using coupons. My goal is to always save 50% or more on every trip to the grocery store.

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Coupon Queen Tip of the Day!

Did you know that you can stack a store coupon with a manufacturer's coupon? What does this mean you might ask? Say you want to buy Crest toothpaste for Kids for $1.50. Target has a coupon online for $1 and you found a manufacturer's coupon in you Sunday paper for $0.50. You can use both of these to purchase the same $1.50 tube of toothpaste meaning you get it for FREE! Store coupons will usually say "store coupon" or "Target Web Coupon" (in this example). Coupons from the manufacturer will say "Manufacturer's Coupon".

Want to become a coupon queen?

If you are interested in becoming a serious coupon queen, along with subscribing to your local newspapers (make sure they include coupons first), you need to visit before every shopping trip. This website will provide you with the sales for some of the most popular grocery and drugstores in the south. It will also tell you what coupons are out that will match up with each sale item. That's the secret of every serious coupon queen, wait for the best sale and use a coupon! This is when you will spend the least on any item.
There are many places to print coupons online with the most popular being I print over half of the coupons I use from, manufacturer websites, and store websites.
This is just some general information to get anyone who is interested in couponing started. As the days go on, I will give daily tips and more information on how to get the best deals!

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