Monday, March 30, 2009

Southern Savers Festival of Free!

I look forward to this each week! Visit Southern Savers for a listing of items that are free or nearly free using your coupons.

I know many people have told me they simply do not have time for couponing but really with great sites such as Southern Savers and many others- it takes a lot of the work out of couponing. Everyone I know that has started couponing have told me later they can't believe they ever bought things at full price! Once you get your coupons organized, a routine established and your favorite websites and blogs bookmarked - the work becomes minimal!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Walgreens Deals

-$1.99 RR
= Effective Price of FREE!

-$.50 coupon from Home Made Simple mailer
= $.49

Halls Cough Drops
$1.39 w/ in ad coupon
-$.75 cpn All You Magazine

One A Day Vitamin Drink 2-Pack
-$1.49 Easy Saver Rebate
= Effective Price FREE

Printer Cartridge Refill (Available @ 24 Hr Walgreens only)
-$7.50 Easy Save Rebate
= Effective Price FREE

Reynolds Wrap - 20sq ft
$.89 w/ in ad cpn

Edge Shave Gel
-$3.59 Register Reward
=Effective Price FREE

Skintimate Shave Gel
-$2.99 Register Reward
=Effective Price FREE

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Thrifty Mom has a wonderful idea for a gift idea. Check it out for full details. She gets the gums on sale (of course!) and wraps it with scrapbook paper and uses stamps, etc. to embellish. What a neat idea!
Want a preview of this week's coupons so you can decide how many papers to get? Click here.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Mommies with Cents has a great give away! It the Skyoozmee, a burp coth.

It really covers your shoulders- which if you are a working mom is great! I can't tell you how many days I got to work only to realize I had milk on my shoulder! It also has a velcro closure to keep it secure. Click here to register to win!


Do you love Gymboree? Money Saving Mom has a great guest post regarding tricks for shopping at Gymboree- including signing up at Gymbohaven for their newsletter to learn which magazines have Gymboree coupons! Good info!

****************************************** has a great sale going on right now. There is free shipping on purchases over $75 and several of the purses are $25!! A lot of the accessories are also on sale!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Freebies & Walgreen's Deals

Bargain Briana has some great freebies listed on her website to sign up for!

Walgreen's Deals

*Gillette Fusion Gamer
-$4 Register Rewards
-$4 (Proctor & Gamble Coupon 2/8)
Effective Price - $.99

*Right Guard Professional Strength
-$5 Easy Saver rebate
Effective Price - $0.99

*Pledge Fabric Sweep for Pet Hair
-$2 Easy Saver rebate
-$1 (Smartsouce 2/22 coupon)
Effective Price 2/$3

**** Southern Savers has a great article "Walgreens Tips & Tricks" that has some good ideas for saving money at Walgreens. I used to think Walgreens is the last place you should buy things but did I ever get enlightened! If you know how to shop at Walgreens you can find some of the best deals around there!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More Arby's Freebies.....

Go to Arby's website to view the new freebies! There's:
-another Roastburger with the purchase of fries & a drink;
-a free Roast Chicken Club with the purchase of fries & a drink
-a free fruittea with the purchase of a sandwich
-a free chocolate malt shake with the purchase of of a roastburger

We just got a new puppy on Friday, which makes us a 2 dog home so I'm looking for more pet savings. My sister just put me onto a new's They have various medications (flea/tick/heartworm preventatives, worming medications, etc.) for dogs, cats, birds & horses. The prices are much cheapers than other places I have checked. It's worth checking it out!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Southern Plate

I have a link to the Southern Plate but if you haven't visited the website you should. I made the Baby Boston Creme Pies this weekend with some biscuits I had gotten for a really good deal at Kroger's recently. They were a big hit. I'm really anxious to try more of her recipes--they look really good!

Where to get coupons?

I often get asked this question. Most of my coupons come from:

  • Sunday newspaper- (If you live in the Tri-cities area, the Bristol Herald Courier has the best ones.)
  • All You magazine- there are always $40-50 worth of coupons each month and some great articles as well.
  • e-Bay - if there are particular products you can't find coupons for or if you just want to quickly build your inventory you can get a lot of coupons for just a couple of dollars on e-Bay. Make sure you look at the seller feedback to see that you are using a reputable seller. I found e-Bay particularly helpful when my daughter was young. I got formula coupons and diapers coupons through e-Bay.
  • online printable coupons from sites such as; (not all stores will accept them but I am finding that more and more are open to accepting them)
  • other online providers such as;; These websites allow you to select and purchase only the coupons you want. So for example if you want Similac coupons, Tyson chicken, and Tylenol- you could select and purchase just those coupons. The coupons are generally anywhere from $.05-$.15 each plus the cost of a stamp.

If you have questions about any of these don't hestitate to contact me ( I'd be glad to provide any additional information or answer any questions.

Friday, March 20, 2009

If you haven't already signed up for this freebie- please do so. It's the Eat Better America booklet. It has $10 in coupons inside plus it has some good recipes. It's really worth the time to fill out the form!! You'll receive it in about 2 weeks.

All You Coupons:
All You Magazine .50 - exp 7/1/09
A Taste of Thai .50 pg 101 - exp 6/30/09
Brut .55 pg 33 - exp 6/30/09
Brut $1 pg 33 - exp 6/30/09
Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste $1.50 pg 51 - exp 6/21/09
Colgate Wisp .50 pg 1 - exp 6/24/09
DenTek Custom Comfort Nightguard $5 pg 77 - exp 3/20/10
DenTek Floss Pick $2 or more $1 - exp 3/20/10
Excedrin PM 100 ct $1 pg 53 - exp 12/31/09
GE Energy Smart Energy Star $1 pg 121 - exp 6/30/09
Glade Scented Oil Candles Tins $1 pg 128 - exp 6/27/09
Halls .75 pg 59 - exp 6/30/09
Jane Be Pure Mineral $2 pg 45 - exp 5/31/09
Marzetti Produce Dressings $1 pg 10 - exp 6/30/09
New York Brand frozen product .50 pg 144 - exp 6/30/09
Noxzema SpaShave 4 Blade Disposable Shavers $2 pt 145- exp 7/31/09
N.Y.C. New York Color $1 pg 29 - exp 4/30/09
Palmolive Dish Soap .25 pg 115 - exp 6/24/09
Palmolive Pure + Clear .40 pg 29 - exp 6/24/09
Sea Breeze Actives $1 pg 31 - exp 6/30/09
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara TMF form pg 35 - exp 5/31/09
Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator .55 pg 131 - exp 7/31/09
Stacy's Pita Chips 6 oz $1 pg 68 - exp 5/30/09
Spectracide Outdoor Insect Killer $2 pg 112 - exp 8/30/09
Splenda No Calorie Sweetener $3/2 pg 57 -exp 6/30/09
Stouffer's Fmaily or Party Size Meal $1 pg 99 -exp 6/30/09
Sunchips Multigrain Snacks $1 pg 125 -exp 5/30/09
Tums Dual Action $3 pg 89 -exp 6/30/09
Underwood Ham Spread $1 pg 104 -exp 6/30/09
White Castle Cheeseburgers .50 pg 147 -exp 7/18/09
White Cloud Green Earth Bathroom Tissue .50 pg 41 exp - 6/30/09

If you like the Diet Pepsi Flavors print this coupon for buy 2 get 1 free!

KMart Double Coupons!!

Kmart is doing double coupons again from Sunday the 22nd through Saturday the 28th! Go early before they run out of the good stuff!



Want to participate in a diaper trial?? Call Arquest at 888.342.7372 (x- 646 for girls; x-634 for boys). They will send you 20 diapers. Then once you will complete a short phone survey they will send you a $10 check for your participation! I have not personally participated (I did not know about this when my daughter was in diapers!!) but numerous blogs indicate it is a great program!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Great Videos on Couponing!

There is a great series of videos on couponing at Coupon Cravings. Scroll down to "My Monkey See Videos Are Live!" There are 7 Videos on several topics:
-How to Use Coupons to Save Money
-Online Coupons for Online Rebates
-Saving Money at the Grocery Store
-Using Coupons at Restaurants
-How to Organize Coupons
-Using a Price Book
-Advance Coupon Strategies

WALMART Deals!! There are several freebies at Walmart! Check out Coupon Buddy for details. Examples include:

Mentos Gum
Sale $.97
Use $1 off (3-01 SS)
Total FREE

Schick Disposable Razors
Sale $1.97
Use $2.00 off (2-08 SS)
Total FREE

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


There's a great giveaway on Coupon Geek's website. She's giving away a 10 Minute Solutions: Blast Off Belly Fat Fitness DVD! Click the link to go sign up!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

K Mart

Somehow I missed this one!!!! K-Mart is once again doing Super Doubles. They are doubling manufacturer's coupons up to $2 through TODAY. I did not see that in their ad...not sure if I just missed it or if it wasn't in the Bristol paper. Anyway, thanks to Holly H for the tip!

Today is also the last day to take advantage of FREE Irish Springs shower gel at CVS. It is $4.99 but you receive $4.99 in Easy Care Bucks back.

Bath & Body Works- They have Wallflower refills for $6 right now. Stock up! And if you go to BargainBriana's site you can print a coupon to get a free shower gel if you spend $10.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Arby's Freebie

Click here to get your free roast burger with the purchase of a Pepsi! It's good through the 20th!

If you got a Bristol paper, there is a coupon for $3 off $10 purchase for the new Walgreen's in Bristol at 1388 Volunteer Pkwy.

Lysol is running a promotion if you buy 3 products between 03.15.09 & 05.15.09 - you get $3 back. Click here to download the form and to see more details. You can sign up here for coupons!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Random Savings

$1 Bagel-fuls Coupon - here

$5.80 in General Mills coupons - here

Sign up here for coupons from Colgate (which include Palmolive, SoftSoap)

**DIAPERS-- Walgreens has their brand diapers on sale this week 2/$9. I've used the pull-ups before and they work great. You can read reviews on the diapers here if you are interested in giving them a try. From reading the comments- it seems more people love them than hate them. I might be worth try- particularly since they are MUCH cheaper then name brand and they have 100% money back guarantee.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Free Book Download!!

Go to and register TODAY and you can download Jean Chatzky's new book "The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest Times" The book is a brand new release (this week) and is selling on amazon for $15.89. This deal ends today, so don't wait!

I'm not an Oprah fan but Jean Chatzky does generally have some good financial advice.....and who can't use some good advice during these tough economic times?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Babies R Us

Click here for some decent Babies R Us coupons for baby gear, baby furniture and diapers. You should be able to combine some of these with manufacturer's coupons.

Dreft Coupon

Johnson's Baby Product (some of these campaigns are over but the Desitin one is still good)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

CVS & Walgreens

CVS Deals

Secret Flawless - $3.99
- Extra Bucks Reward of $1.00
- Manufacturer Cpn - $2.00
= Effective Price of $0.99

Herbal Essences - $2.88 each
- Manf. Cpn - $3/2
= Effective Price of $1.38 each

Crest Pro Health Toothpaste - $2.99
-Extra Bucks Reward - $2.00
- Manf. Cpn - $0.75
= Effective Price - $0.24


Blue Diamond Almonds $3.49 B1G1
Effective Price = $1.75 each

Smart Balance Butter - $2.99 B1G1
Manf Cpn - $1/2
Effective Price - $1 each

Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Lasting Impressions - $7.99
- Easy Saver Cpn - $4.00
- Manf. Cpn - $4.00
Price = FREE

** Also you can print a Cambells soup coupon at the following link: Thanks to Angie B for the great tip!

**I've also added a link to the Food Lion coupons under "Great Money Saving Links"

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Food Lion & Food City Tips

*Food Lion has printable store coupons that can be combined with manufacturer coupons. The best link to get to those is at Southern Savers' site.

*For you Food City shoppers, if you have children and pets be sure to sign up for the various clubs. They have: Paws & Claws, Baby, Kids and Wine clubs. They send some great store coupons periodically. Often you get free items- it's great and my daughter looks forward to getting her coupons and making a Food City run!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Good Tuesday Morning!

*There are some great freebies to sign up for on Coupon Cravings, so check it out.

*Cellfire should be loading new coupons today, so don't forget to load them to your Kroger card before your Kroger shopping this week! Don't forget, these work like a store coupon and can be combined with a manufacturer (paper) coupon! (From my experience, however, they each coupon can only be used once.)

*Did you know that you can print Target coupons directly from their webiste? Use this link. Remember these are STORE coupons so you can combine these with manufacturer coupons to get some really good deals! They often have a Goldfish coupon for $1 which makes them around $.79 per pack depending upon your store. If you have small children, that's a great deal for a pretty healthy snack!

*If you don't subscribe to All You magazine, pick up the April issue at Wal-Mart soon. This month's issue contains more than $50 in coupons! Here is also a link to a good article on their website regarding coupons and the best strategies for stretching those dollars.

Monday, March 9, 2009

More Kroger's Deals!!

Gillette Body Wash - $3.49
Load an e-coupon to your Kroger card from P&G for $2
Use the $2 manf. coupon from 3/1 Bristol paper
Final cost = FREE

Betty Crocker Potatoes - $1,49
Load a cellfire coupon to your Kroger card for $0.40
Then print a $0.40 coupon from the printable coupon link below (which will double)
Final cost= $.29

(*Note- the e-coupons can only be used once per transaction per item. So you could do the two deals listed about together, however, you could not purchase 2 body washes or 2 potatoes.)

Sunday's Sale Papers

I haven't gotten a chance to really dig into Sunday's sales papers to see what's good this week but I did notice the following at Kroger this week:

**Tyson Chicken Breast - $.99/lb (stock up! that's a great price)
**Sunkist/Diet Sunkist/A&W Rootbeer- $.75/ea when you buy 10
**Oscar Myer Deli Shave Lunchmeat - 2/$5

Also- Walgreen's has Garnier for $2.99. Use the $2 coupon in the Easy Saver (located at the front of the store with the weekly ads). And if you have a manufacturer coupon ($1) you can get it for FREE......if not, $.99 still isn't bad for a bottle of shampoo or conditioner!

**Don't forget if anyone else spots any great deals they want to share send me an e-mail ( and I'll post. Also, if you have a topic you want me to discuss, let me know that too!

Sunday, March 8, 2009



This week's deal is Huggies diapers! Walgreens has them on sale for $10 for the jumbo pack or traning pants. Use the printable coupon link below and also go to to print $5 Huggies coupons!! (You should be able to print 2 coupons from each.). Also, Walgreen's is giving $10 in Register Rewards if you spend $25. So the deal go something like this:

Buy 3 packs of Huggies @ $10 per pack = $30
Use 3 $5 coupons = $15 off
Out of pocket = $15 for 3 packs of Huggies

Then you will receive $10 in Register Reward which you use on your next trip (this week) to get another pack of Huggies for free!

So bottom line- you can get 4 packs of Huggies for $15 out of pocket!! And for anyone who has purchased the Walgreen's coloring book that has the coupons in the front there are $1 off Huggies coupons in those- which you can combine with the coupons you print for additional savings!

Also, if you have small children or an elderly parent you might want to check out - you can save your receipts and get money back on items such as children's diapers, adult diapers, wipes, viatmins, etc. I will be submitting receipts and getting money back on the Cottonelle wipes I bought on sale last week and the Huggies I will be buying this week!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I made 1 more trip to Walgreens before this week's sale ends. Here are some of the highlights from this week:

*Walgreen's Ziplocs - $.99/ box (I've tried them and they work great)
*Garnier Fructis $3.99- 2.00 from Easy Saver Catalog - $1.00 Manufacturer's Cpn = $0.99
*Excedrin Menstrual (20 ct) $5.99 - $4.00 from Easy Saver - $1.00 Manf. Cpn = $0.99
*Johnson's Baby Lotion (15 oz) on sale for $3.36 - $1 from Walgreen's coloring book - $1 Manf. Cpn - $1.36
*Speed Stick - on clearance for $1.69 (reg $3.29)- $.75 Manf Cpn - $.94
*Cottonelle Wipes (42 ct) $3.59 - use in ad coupon makes them $1.99 - $.50 manf. cpn - $1.49


Have you tried Cellfire? If not, it's a great way to save! With Cellfire you can load e-coupons onto your Kroger card. What's great about it is that you can then combine this with a paper coupon for additional savings! So for example- Kroger often has Colgate toothpaste 2 for $5. Cellfire often has a $1.50 e-coupon. I combine that with a paper manufacturer's Colgate coupon of $1 to get a lot of Colgate for FREE! It's great. The Cellfire coupons, however, can only be used once per transaction though- so you could not use this deal to buy 3 Colgates at one time.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Yesterday I went to Walgreens and found the Orajel Plaque Rinse in Berry Flavor (12 oz) on sale for $2.59. I used some $1 coupon from the Walgreen's coloring book they had a while back. That made them $1.59!! They are normally $3.99.

Welcome to my new blog! I am located in East Tennesse so if you know of good deals in the East Tennessee / Southwest Virginia area please send them to me and I'll post for all to share! We'll build this blog together and save lots of $$ - my favorite thing to do!!