Saturday, September 4, 2010

I'm still here!

Well, it's been quite awhile since I updated here. I've been very busy and making lots of changes in my life, so the blog kinda fell to the wayside. I've still been shopping and saving like always though!

I have big news! I will be teaching a couponing class this month at my best friend's church! I'm very excited and am preparing materials for the class presently. There will be at least one door prize (cause free stuff is awesome!). Hopefully, everyone will learn a lot. If this class goes well, I hope to hold a class on drugstore deals later.

So, for anyone still reading this blog, I'm taking suggestions for what you would want to learn at a couponing class. Feel free to email me or leave a comment below. Thanks!

Monday, June 28, 2010

FREE Lettuce Wraps at P.F. Changs!

As part of a charity event, P.F. Changs is giving out FREE Lettuce Wraps (with purchase of an entree). Just head here and enter your email address. They will send you an email to be printed out and redeemed for the FREE Lettuce Wraps. It is limited to one FREE Lettuce Wrap per person, dine in only, and it ends July 31.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Earth Fare opens tomorrow!

The new Earth Fare in Auburn, Alabama opens tomorrow! Until 6/26, you can get a FREE reusable tote by stopping by the store to sign up for the weekly email deals.

I know when the Chattanooga store opened, there were lots of samples and other goodies to be had at the opening. Definitely check it out!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Coupon reset coming soon!

It's almost the end of another month and that means coupons are going to be reset in the next few days. Some coupons will disappear and others will be printable again if you've already printed them (this can also apply to coupons that ran out of prints due to demand).

So head to your favorite coupon sites and get printing!

Also try manufacturer websites:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Food Lion -- saved 42%

I went to Food Lion last week to take advantage of their deal on charcoal: buy Kingsford and get FREE Hidden Valley Ranch or KC Masterpiece. I also had some coupons to take even better advantage of the deal. I know some people don't like Food Lion because they don't double coupons or offer a lot of BOGO deals, but I've done really well shopping there regardless.

Trip summary: I did two transactions to maximize my number of FREEBIES. I also had some coupons that could not be used together in the same transaction. I was able to get 3 FREE Hidden Valley Ranch; 2 from the deal and 1 by coupon. Go to GatherRoundTheGrill to get FREE item coupons to use when buying KingsFord.

I bought 1 whole chicken, 3 bottles of Hidden Valley Ranch (FREE), 10lbs of Russet potatoes, 3 gallons of skim milk (almost $15!), 4 boxes of FL Mac&Cheese (FREE), 2 cans of Campbell's Chicken noodle (FREE), 1 box of ice cream pops, approx 4lbs of ground chuck, 2 small containers of Skinny Cow ice cream (25 cents total), 2 bags of KingsFord briquets, 2lbs of carrots, 2 18oz boxes of Cheerios, 1 Vlasic pickle spears, and 3lbs of pork ribs (just $1.30!).

Total before savings and coupons: $102.52
Total out of pocket: $57.98
saved 42% --- I may have saved even more; when my Food Lion does markdowns, they only show the lowest price on the receipt, not the original, higher price. I was also glad I did this in Georgia; very little food tax helps with the savings.

Mail Call! Dove Men+Care

I got a nice little sample in the mail from Walmart. It is a 1.8oz bottle of Dove Men+Care body and face wash. These little bottles are great for traveling, gift baskets, and stocking guest bathrooms. This sample is still available! Go here to get yours.

Click Walmart below this post to see all of my Walmart posts; there are other samples available now too!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bi-lo --- saved 54%

Bi-lo is open really late and it's just across the street, so I stopped by there too on Wednesday night. Since it was late, I didn't pick up much.

Trip summary: I bought 2 4lb bags of Dixie sugar and about 6lbs of pork chops. I haven't bought much pork lately, except for ham, because the prices have been outrageous. I try to pay under $2/lb.

Total before savings and coupons: $27.55
Total out of pocket: $12.70
saved 54% ---- it's nice being able to save on the essentials!