Monday, August 31, 2009

FREE Nature Valley Nut Clusters

Thanks to Southern Savers for the heads up on this great offer! I haven't had these yet, but I'm excited to try them - and since my little guy loves granola and honey roasted peanuts I'm hoping he'll like them too!

Click here to get your FREE bag!

Attention All Teachers!

This is a great deal for teachers so if you know one, please pass it along! The National Education Association and The Clorox Company are offering a FREE canister of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to teachers nationwide. Starting September 2 through September 5 teachers can go here to get their FREE wipes before they're gone! I'd click early - these won't last!

1st Trip to Kmart and Publix this week

I began my trip to Super Kmart for Super Doubles a little frustrated since the first 3 or 4 things on my list were priced incorrectly or out of stock. Things began looking up as I noticed more and more things falling into my cart that would be FREE! Checking out was surprisingly pleasant since my cashier was so pleasant and quick. I did drag the poor hubs along to help with the 10 coupon limit and his cashier was also very friendly.

There are a few more things I'd like to pick up tomorrow since I'll be in the neighborhood. I want to buy a Nerf Gun (thinking ahead to Christmas here) since there are 2 $5 off Qs - one from Nerf and one from Kmart. Then I'll get the additional $25 worth of darts for free. Ever notice how those darts always get lost? So that will be $10 for $45 worth of Nerf products! Couldn't make this deal work today since there were little people with us!

Anyhow, I didn't get everything for free, but I did get GREAT deals!

1 Revlon Nail Clippers (FREE)
1 Rimmell Mascara (FREE)
1 Scotch Padded Envelope (FREE)
1 Pkg Carefree Feminie Products (FREE)
1 LG Bottle Ajax Dish Detergent (FREE
1 Glade Carpet Freshener (FREE)
2 Success Rice (FREE)
2 Hunt's Ketchup (FREE)
1 Aunt Jemima Pancake Syrup
1 Box Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
2 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits (FREE)
4 Frozen Banquet Meals
5 Totino's Frozen Pizzas
9 Del Monte Naturals Fruit Cups
and our best deal of the day...
2 Frozen Pkg of TGIF Mozzarella Sticks (FREE)
1 Frozen Pkg of TGIF Potato Skins (FREE)

Total Spent $ 11.08

Publix trip was great, even though I didn't have too much to pick up. I had two transactions planned, but unfortunately they were sold out of what I wanted to purchase in my second transaction. I will make that trip tomorrow since free stuff is too good to pass up and it's right down the street, literally! Not too shabby though - especially for diapers! :o)

1 Big Box Huggies Diapers
3 Publix Cokes
6 Gerber babyfood
4 Hillshire Farms Deli Meat Tubs
4 pk Publix Greenwise TP (Publix Penny Item)

Total Spent $12.45

Carolina Girl FREE Stickers!

carolina girl Pictures, Images and Photos
There is something to be said about a Carolina Girl! Click here to order up to 5 decals which, of course are only available to SC residents!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

My thoughts on K-Mart

Ok. Honestly? I really don't care too much for K-Mart. Definitely not my favorite place to shop, and since it's not the closest store to us I hardly ever shop there. Customer service is touch and go at best.


They are holding their last super-doubles event of the year starting tomorrow. I hadn't even planned on going. Harris Teeter is doing super doubles this week, and I was going to go last night until a massive monsoon hit Charleston preventing me from making the drive. (Ever been stuck downtown during flooding? Not gonna happen if I can help it!) So alas, I will venture to Super K-Mart to stock up on some things. There are lots of good deals and lots of FREE deals. I'll let you know how I did - until then, pull out your coupons and make your shopping list too! You can find match-ups here.

Friday, August 28, 2009


Yay! The weekend is here!

Ready for some FREE Chocolate? It's FREE Chocolate Friday! Click here starting at 9am today and register with Mars for your FREE Chocolate! No, you won't get it today, but I promise it's such a nice surprise to open up your mailbox in a week or two and find this coupon!

I love to have little people helping me in the kitchen. My oldest went to cooking camp this summer, and now he does alot of my prep work for me! And all the little guys love to help when I'm baking (I think they're secretly trying to bargain for frosting, but hey! Who can blame them?) I love any kind of kid's cookbook, especially one that's FREE! This offer is for the book Kitchen Kids from Wisconsin Cheese.

FREE offer for Fancy Feast Cat Food is here.

Lean Cuisine FREE Lunch Fridays
Every Friday, 125 Winners will win FREE lunch for a week. Enter here to win.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Best FREE and Super Cheap Deals this week!

There are a BUNCH of FREE and really cheap items this week so I decided to post a few lists. Even if you are just getting started and just get the free stuff, imagine what you can save! These were originally posted over at Southern Savers and where you can find links to the specific grocery stores (up at the top of the page, then find this weeks post). Look there for which coupons you should use! Happy Shopping - and check back tomorrow for "Friday's Freebies!"

Dial Hand Soap - Free
Nesquick - Free
Fuze Singles - Free
Lipton Tea 1.5 liter - Free
Dawn Dish Soap - Free to .50 ea
Yoplait Yo-Plus or FiberOne Multipacks - .05¢ to .30¢
Budweiser BBQ Sauce 18-19 oz - .25¢ ea
Banquet Pot Pies - .25¢ ea
Pounce Cat Treats - .25¢ ea
Van Cam Pork and Beans - .30¢ ea
Dixie Ultra Plates 20 ct - .32¢ ea
Beech-Nut Let’s Grow Meals - .33¢ ea
Land O Lakes Butter - .40¢ ea
Hefty Plates 16-55ct, Cups 18-150 ct - .86¢ ea

Food Lion
Various produce small sizes - Free
Bread and Eggs - Free
Martha White Muffin Mix - Free to .22¢ ea
Bounty single roll Towels - .54¢ ea
Nature’s Place canned goods - .15¢ ea
FL Sodas 2 liters - .17¢ ea

Harris Teeter
Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, 4 oz - Free
Johnson & Johnson First Aid Gauze Pads - Free
Sure for Men deodorant - Free
Kotex Pantiliners 18-22 ct, - Free
Starbucks Frappuccinos - Free
Bumble Bee pouch - Free
Wholly Guacamole - Free
French’s Spicy Brown Mustard 12oz - Free
Cake Mate Candles - Free
Pringles - Free
Clearasil Cleansing padds and Scrubs - Free
Skinitmate 2.5 oz - Free
Edge Shave Gel 2.75 oz - Free
Rolaids 36ct - Free
Franks Red Hot Wing Sauce - Free
Reach Floss - Free
Revlon Nail Clippers - Free
Aveeno Active Natural Lip Protectant - Free
Smart Balance Mayonnaise 16 oz - Free
G.U.M. Floss - Free
G.U.M. Toothbrush - Free
Hormel Compleats - Free
Danimals 6 ct - Free
Purina Beggin Strips - Free
Dawn Direct Foam Pump - Free
Dawn Hand Renewal - Free
Friskies Indoor Treats - Free
Clean & Clear Cleanser - Free
Hot Shot Roack & Ant Killer - Free
Yoplait Yo-Plus or FiberOne Yogurt 4ct - Free
Alpo Dog Food Canned - .06¢
Smucker’s Grape Jelly 32 oz - .34¢ ea
JIF peanut butter 18 oz -.39¢ ea
Post Fruity Pebbles - .50¢ ea
Hamburger Helper - .59¢ ea

McCormick Grinders - Free
Clairol Natural Instincts - Free
Accu-Chek Aviva Glucometer - Free
A.1. Sauce - .09¢ ea
Lysol Neutra Air Spray - .29¢ ea
Ritz Crackers - .37¢ to .62¢ ea
Aunt Jemima Frozne Pancakes - .34¢ ea
Ken’s Marinade or Wing Sauce - .39¢ ea
Mrs. Cubbison’s Croutons - Free to .40¢ ea
Del Monte Fruit Chillers 8 ct - .44¢ ea
Orville Reddenbacher’s Pop Corn .44¢ ea
Listerine mouth Wash - .59¢ ea
South Beach Bars - .74¢ ea
Lipton Tea 100 bags - .79¢ ea

Coupon Lingo

This will help when visiting couponing websites and reading mine!

Q = coupon
BOGO = Buy One Get One Free
IP = Internet Printable Coupon
$/$$ = Money off (Example: $5 off $25 purchase)
Catalina = The coupons you get with your receipt
Blinkie = Coupons found in the red boxes that blink at grocery store
Tear Pad = Coupons found in store hanging on shelf or rack
Peelie = Coupon you peel off of product
FLIP = Food Lion Internet Printable (Remember, these are good at Publix too!)
MIR = Mail In Rebate
ECB = Extra Care Bucks (Used like cash at CVS)
RR = Register Rewards that print out like Catalinas at Walgreens
WYB = When You Buy
SS = Smart Source Coupon insert in Sunday paper
RP= Red Plum Coupon insert in Sunday paper
PG = Proctor & Gamble Coupon insert in Sunday paper
OOP = Out Of Pocket Price

Your first stop to start SAVING a ton of money!

Welcome to the beginning of a whole new way of thinking about money, budgets, and shopping.

By using resources available, you can easily cut your grocery budget in HALF! Many people say "I don't have the time for that" but honestly, who doesn't have an extra half-hour to make money for their family? Yes, I said MAKE money for your family! Let me break this down for you...

"The Old Way of Grocery Shopping"
Walking over to your pantry and fridge, making the list of things your family needs this week. Maybe you clip a coupon or two. Then you head to the grocery store, dreading that last moment when the cashier says "Your total is $xxx.xx" And let's not forget trips to Walmart and Sams. Ouch!

"The New Way to Grocery Shop"
Every Sunday, you buy (get from family or neighbors) two newspapers for the coupons. I can't stress this step enough.  Even if you are just starting out, this will be your first step getting the savings you are looking for.  Mark the date on the front of each insert (Red Plum/Smart Source) and you stick it in a file folder/file box.

Now it's time for your weekly shopping trip.  Visit sites (like Palmetto State Saver) that cover the stores where you shop.  I will post the lowest rock bottom prices for Bi-Lo and Publix weekly, and Food Lion occasionally.  If you are looking for other grocery stores, there are some great places to get match-ups for the sales ad and coupons.  Shoppers in the southeast can check out Southern Savers here , and Coupon Mom has nationwide stores listed here.

Here is where you'll have two choices.

Choice #1 is to buy when you need to buy. This is when the grocery store gets to choose how much you spend on your purchases. (Going to the pantry/fridge and making your list of what you need.)

Choice #2 is to buy when things are at rock bottom price (usually every six weeks) and using your coupons. You buy enough at this price to supply your family until the next time it goes on sale. This way YOU get to choose how much you are going to pay. After all, it's YOUR money right?

Now I know it seems overwhelming to think about buying six weeks worth of something, right? But look at it this way.

1 box of cereal at the grocery store's price is $4.00 on average.
x 6 wks


1 box of cereal at ROCK BOTTOM SALE PRICE w/ COUPON is $1.00.
x 6 wks

Which price would you rather pay? That is a savings of $18.00!

Now think about how many other products you use every day or every week and how much you can save.
This is when I had my **LIGHTBULB MOMENT**!

Look here to see a great list of what you could be paying for your groceries! Make sure you are sitting down - the first time I saw this list I was blown away!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

FREE Lip Balm

Go here for a FREE sample of "Evolution of Smooth" lip balm. I've seen them before at Walgreens, and these little guys are cute!



Check for the list of new printable coupons available including store coupons for Food Lion (don't forget, these can be used at Publix!).

Southernsavers Rocks!


Ok, so I have to pass this along because frankly, when I read this, I began laughing hysterically!
Free offer for "Crazy Ed's Roadkill Awesome Beef Jerky"!! Roadkill? Really?
Anyhow, click below to get your free bag of jerky!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009


After 2pm today, you can stop by Zaxby's for a free 10 oz milkshake. Unfortunately, these are only available in the upstate of SC (Stores I found that were participating were in Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Greenville areas)


No milkshakes for us! Oh well, enjoy!

Target Savings

After explaining how the Target Coupon Policy works to the customer service manager, this ended up a great trip. Savings were awesome - many items were FREE!


2 Tubes Aveeno Baby Lotion *Target Q and Aveeno printable*
1 Bar J/J Buddies Soap (FREE) *Target Q*
1 Bottle J/J Baby Soap *Target Q and Johnson and Johnson printable*
3 5oz Gerber Bottles (FREE) *Target Q*
3 9oz Gerber Bottles (FREE) *Target Q*
1 small bottle ALL laundry detergent *All printable*
4 pks Hillshire Farms Lunch Meat ($.50 each) *$3/2 Peelies on product and Target Qs)*
***NOTE - These are on sale starting Wed at Publix, save your extra peelies for then!***
2 Cereal Cups (FREE) *Target Q*
Loaf of bread
Gillette Body Wash (FREE) *Free body wash w/ purchase of Fusion Razor Q PG 8/2*
Gillette Shampoo (FREE) *Free Shampoo w/purchase of Fusion Razor Q PG 8/2*
2 Dove Deodorant *$2 Dove printable and $1 Target Q* Only $0.29 each!!
2 Fusion Razors ($0.99 each) *$4 OFF peelies on product - Target in North Charleston*
Cutter Bug Spray *2 Q RP 7/26 - on clearance for $2.38*
8 J/J First Aid Kits *$1 Q found in RiteAid and Walgreens*
2 Connect4 Travel Games *Hasbro printable*
2 10pks BIC pens *$1/2 SS 8/9*
2 Bags Chef Michael's Purina Dog Food (FREE) *Target $1Q and RP 8/23 $3Q *
1 Bottle of A-1 Steak Sauce *$2Q in SS 8/16*
Not Pictured: 1 KitKat (My nephew deserved a treat for "helping"!)


Get new TARGET baby coupons here:

Other TARGET printables found here:

Most of the other manufacturer printables are available by visiting their site. Let me know if you have any trouble finding them!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Free Shipping at Old Navy

FREE Shipping with no minimum purchase! Just use code SHIPFREE at checkout. Offer is good until 8/26/09.

Also available at Old Navy:

Code SAVE15 for 15% off $75
Code SAVE20 for 20% off $100

Cheap and FREE Magazine Subscriptions

Thanks to Jenny over at for sharing:

1 year subscription to Southern Living (13 issues) for $5

1 year subscription to Country Living for $5

1 year subscription to Harper's Bazaar for $5

3 year subscription to Town & Country FREE

These are both awesome, awesome deals!

Deals for Movie Night

Two different codes for Redbox (the big red boxes where you can rent dvd's at your local grocery store or Walmart). Each should be good for one free movie!




Find coupons here for $1.50 off Orville Redenbacher Popcorn and M&Ms - perfect for movie night at home with the family!


Cold season is coming, and this is definitely something we buy every single year!

Copy the link above and paste into your browser, filling in your own first name, last name, and email address. Complete the survey, and you can print your coupon for a free bag of Halls.

Really? Who doesn't love Chick-fil-a? Especially when it's free!
Visit to register. First 250,000 fans get a certificate by mail for a free sandwich. Wear your college team colors (GO TIGERS!) to any Chick-Fil-A on September 7, 2009 (Labor Day) and receive another free sandwich! I'll be wearing my ORANGE & PURPLE! Will you?

For a limited time, kids 12 and under eat FREE at IHOP from 4pm-10pm every day of the week. Not saying you should let your kids eat pancakes every day of the week - but I think my little guy would if I'd let him!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Oh how I love Publix!

Super trip to Publix this morning. Even drug my sister and her neighbor along! I'm hoping to get her hooked too! There were many B1G1 deals at Publix this week, which means I could use a coupon for both items to save even more! Our Publix also honors competitors coupons from BiLo, Food Lion, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and Target. This means even more awesome savings since you can "stack" coupons (see example below).


Here's what I bought:
1 Bag Tyson Chicken Strips
2 Boxes Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks
2 Loaves of Cole's Frozen Garlic Bread
1 Squash and 1 Zucchini
2 Boxes Edwards Single Pies
1 Dz Eggs
2 Pints Starbucks Ice Cream (can you say YUM?)
2 Bottles Coffee-Mate Creamer
2 Boxes Cookie Crisp Cereal
1 Bottle Gain Laundry Detergent
4 Bottles Lysol All Purpose/Kitchen Cleaner (These were a STEAL at $0.34 each!!)
3 Pkgs Gerber Baby Food
1 KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce
4 Boxes Kraft Mac N Cheese
4 Boxes Uncle Ben's Rice
1 6pk Motts Applesauce**
1 18lb Bag Kingsford Surefire Charcoal
1 Roll Publix Paper Towel (penny item)
1 Free Publix Reusable Shopping Bag

Total Savings: $73.84

Total Spent: $26.29

Mott's Applesauce Sale Price @ Publix - $1.67
Coupon For $1/off from Food Lion
Coupon for $1/off manufacturer

Free + overage (which means the $0.33 left would be taken off the rest of my groceries!)

I'm still working on my CVS deals for the week. My CVS is out of a few of the money makers so I need to wait a few days to finish it up. Stay tuned for details on playing the CVS game. This week I'm saving BIG on Glade Air Fresheners, and Energizer Batteries - with "free" money left over for next time!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

First trip to Walgreens

I don't go to Walgreens often, mostly because there isn't one really close - BUT - We almost ran out of coffee this week. OMG! I've been doing some extreme couponing for a couple of weeks now and have a great stockpile in the freezer and pantry, but coffee just hasn't really been on sale. Being without coffee at my house is simply not an option. Just so happens it was on sale!

$3.99 Softsoap NutriSerum Bodywash (original price $4.99)
-$2.00 coupon
Paid 2.31 OOP (out of pocket)
Got $4 Register Rewards (good for my next purchase at Walgreens)
***This means I made money***

Next transaction
$12.49 Maxwell House Coffee
-$6.00 Walgreens Coupon
-$4.00 Register Reward
Paid $2.62

Don't think I'll be a regular at Walgreens, but this trip was worth it!

About Me

Hey ya'll! I'm a work at home mom with a wonderful husband, a fantastic nine year old boy and sweet little six month old daughter! After sending emails and making phone calls convincing my friends and family that they are throwing money down the drain, I decided to post all of my savings somewhere for all to see! Enjoy!!