Thursday, May 5, 2011

Swag Bucks Coupons

Do you Swagbuck? Did you know that you can print coupons from their website and earn 10 SBs for every coupon you redeem? I have earned well over 200 just from coupons alone in the past couple of months! Check it out!

Swag Bucks

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Go check out our new giveaway!

I have gone through my coupon stash and haved upped the prize to 100 coupons instead of the stated 25! Make sure you share my blog and then comment back on that post to be entered.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Did you know that our troops overseas can use expired coupons?

Yes, that's right, our military stationed overseas can use expired coupons (up to six months) at commissaries and PXs. So please send your expired coupons to them! This page on Facebook belongs to a lady in North Carolina who collects, organizes, and distributes them to our military. Check her out!

Coupons for Troops

Time for another giveaway!

Ok guys, it's time for another coupon giveaway! You have until Friday to enter. In order to enter you must post a link to my blog on your Facebook OR email a link to a friend. Then come back and comment on this post to let me know you did. I will draw a winner on Friday! Winner gets 25 coupons!

Free Noxzema Bikini Shavers + Overage At Walmart

I completely forgot to put these in the post from yesterday. These are regularly priced for $1.97 at Walmart. There was a coupon in Sunday's paper for $2 off any one so that makes it free with .03 cents overage!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Soap & Bodywash Freebies

There was a coupon in the P&G insert yesterday for $1 off Ivory soap. You can use this coupon at CVS or Walmart and get a 3 pk of Ivory bar soap for FREE. They are $1 at CVS and .97 cents at Walmart so Walmart is the best deal with .03 cents overage!

There was a coupon in the Redplum insert for BOGO on Right Guard deodorant or bodywash. Pair the coupon with the BOGO on the bodywash sale going on at Walgreens this week and pay tax only for 2 bottles! FYI: Walgreens in Belmont is already out of stock but ask for a raincheck for later!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Coupon Giveaway Winner!

Sorry for the delay in the drawing! My blog wouldn't load for me to make a new post last night and my middle daughter had cheerleading and dance competition all day today. The winner chosen by was #2, Kimberly! Please email me at with your address and your envie of coupons will go out on Monday. Thanks for playing everyone and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Couponing For Community

What a great way to use your couponing skills to get free stuff to donate to those in need! Check out the Facebook page to learn more!

Couponing For Community

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Coupon Giveaway!

Alrighty ladies (I don't think we have any guy followers yet, do we?!), I'm going to have a coupon giveaway! Simple share my blog with a friend...or 20, LOL, (via email or Facebook) and then comment as a reply to this post to enter! I will do the drawing via on Friday night. Please make sure to tell your friends that once they follow they are also allowed to enter the contest as long as they share with friends! The prize will be for 25 coupons. :) I'm hoping to start doing this every so often from now on.

Harris Teeter Super Doubles

We got up early and went to HT this morning to beat the rain. Above is what I got....all for $1.75! I LOVE Super Doubles!

I am also teaching my 12 year old daughter how to coupon and she wanted to try her hand at it. Since I also carry my Mom's VIC card since she isn't a big HT shopper I let Kaylie use it for her order. Here is what she got, all for $1.60. Not bad for a 1st timer!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Begin Tomorrow & Free Deodorant Deal at CVS

Sorry I have been MIA. With Easter and the kids on Spring Break it's been a little crazy over at my house. :)

If any of you were able to print the $2 off 1 Dove Men+Care deodorant coupons the other day, you are in luck! They are on sale for 99cents each at CVS this week and I was able to get two yesterday for 15 cents! Can't beat that!

Also, starting tomorrow Harris Teeter will have Super Doubles. That means they will double coupons up to $1.98 in value rather than the usual 99 cents! There are lots of great match ups listed on Southern Savers so go check it out! I will post my deals tomorrow once I go.

Happy shopping!! Hope everyone is having a great Spring Break so far!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Splenda Deal at Food Lion

Right now at Food Lion if you purchase 2 Splenda's you will get a Catalina coupon (one of those that gives you an X amount of money off your next order) for $3. There are a few scenarios that you can use to your advantage to basically make the Splenda free once you get the coupon back and have a little extra $ back as well. I went today and used a $3 off coupon I clipped from the newspaper on a box of 100 count packets which made it $1.69 and used a $2 printable (found here: Splenda coupons) on a 1.9 oz box of Splenda Granulated variety which made it .89. Total OOP price = $2.73 so after I got the $3 Catalina back I was able to make .27 off of it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Getting Started With Coupons

The Coupon Diva Desiree who lives in Kannapolis and will be featured on Extreme Couponing tonight just posted a link to help newbies to couponing out. Here is the link:

Intro To Couponing

I have only watched one of the videos but it seems really helpful for those getting started!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


My blog is number 17 on the top 50 blogs about thriftiness!! Woohoo!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rue La La FREE $20 Credit for Signing Up!

Rue La La

Just for signing up for this online store you will get a $20 credit (can take up to 48 hours to be credited to your account). Good news is that there are lots of things under $20 AND the $20 can include shipping!!

Free Aquafresh Kids Toothbrushes at CVS

In this week's coupon inserts there was a coupon for $1 off any kids Aquafresh toothbrush. These are currently on special at CVS for 5 for $5. You DO NOT have to purchase all 5 to get them for $1 each. I purchased 4 and was able to get them for tax only since I had 4 coupons. Not at CVS stores carry them. I know for a fact that the Belmont store does not and the Stanley store is almost out.

Free Nivea Bodywash at Walmart

There were 2 coupons in this week's inserts. One was for $3 off any Nivea bodywash and the other for $3 off any men's Nivea bodywash. They are currently priced at $3 each at Walmart so now is the time to stock up!! Hurry, they will be out of stock really quick!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Zaxby's Club Free Meal Deal

I signed up for Zaxby's Mail Club awhile back and today received my free Meal Deal coupons in the mail! I did one each for Josh and myself as well as Kaylie, Jaycie, Hannah, & Hayley so that's 6 free meals easy! As long as we order separately we can each use one. :) They will also send you a coupon for a little something free on your birthday. They also have a kids birthday club for ages 10 and under. I have signed Sarah, Joshua, & Jocelyn up for it.

Here are the links:

Candyland & Monopoly Jr Deals at Walmart

Ok ladies, I have some more game deals!

Walmart has Candyland for $5 regular price. There is a $2 off coupon at Candyland so you can get it for only $3!

According to some other blogs I frequent Walmart also has Monopoly Jr for $5 (I have not checked this myself!). There is a $3 printable at Monopoly for any Monopoly game. That will make it only $2 if your store has it for only $5!

Do you Swag?

Swag Bucks Sign Up

Do you use Swagbucks? If not, you are surely missing out! Swagbucks is an online search engine that you can use to earn some really awesome prizes. The easiest way to do it is by signing up and downloading and installing their toolbar as your default search engine (replace whichever one you already have whether it be Google, Yahoo, or some other one). That way you have a chance to earn Swagbucks when you do your regular searching. There are other ways to earn them as well such as by looking for codes in the blog, taking surveys, completing offers, doing daily polls, watching videos, and more. You can cash your Swagbucks in for some great prizes. I always use my to get Amazon gift cards. When you get 450 Swagbucks you can cash them in for a $5 Amazon GC. It takes me about 2 weeks to get 450 by only searching. If I do other things such as the surveys and such I can get to 450 a whole lot faster. I was able to purchase my daughter's Britax Marathon carseat solely by using Amazon GCs I had earned through Swagbucks. Now that's a heck of a deal! Go check it out!

Swag Bucks Sign Up

Friday, April 15, 2011

Free Lotion at Bath & Body Works

Go to Bath & Body Works to print your coupon for a FREE small size bottle of lotion. Good today and tomorrow only!

$3 off $6 Produce Purchase @ Food Lion

There's a printable coupon the the Food Lion website for $3 off a $6 produce purchase! Go get it before it's gone!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

K-Mart Toy Clearance, Round 2

I went to another K-Mart store today (Freedom Dr.-Charlotte) and got these toys for $24.22. Another great day!

Good Start Formula Deal

I was just at Food Lion in Mount Holly & they had a bunch of Good Start on the close-out shelf (back by the dairy case). They had the Protect Plus and the Soy Plus powder for $3.92, the concentrated Gentle Plus for $1.17, & the ready to feed Gentle Plus for $1.59!

Great Deals One of My Followers Got Yesterday!

My friend Jessica from over at The Beginning of Crafting sent me an email this morning letting me know of the great deals she was able to get at Bi-Lo & CVS yesterday. She said that I have helped her to get her costs down so I am very glad that my blog is helping people!! Here is her email & list with pics of what she got. GREAT job Jess!!


I made 2 trips yesterday to pick up some necessities and combine them with coupons. I typically am not a big shopper at Bi-lo, but with gas prices continuing to climb, and the inability to leave walmart under $100, I gave it a shot. I pass Bi-lo on my way home from work, and CVS is across the street from it, so technically I ALSO saved on my gas bill by not going out of my way.

CVS:  I have 2 cvs cards.

1 Russell stover egg 0.74. - received ecb 0.74
miracle bubbles 1.99- received ecb 1.99
used 0.50 ecb= free

2nd transaction:
Similac Alimentum RTF quart 10.39 - $5 formula check- $5 similac MQ= 0.39
4- Air wick imotion kits ($5 each)- (4) airwick $4 coupons= $1 each = $4
russel stover egg 0.74 - received $0.74 back in ecb
miracle bubbles 1.99- received 1.99 back in ecb
3 packs of C cvs brand batteries- BoGo Free
pampers diapers 11.99- $3q
used $4/20 q
used ecb 2.99

 ecbs received-12.73 ($10ecb for spending $20 on airwick)
making real total - $6.62


lipton tea(2)  bonus card deal 2/$5 + .75/2 coupon (doubled) 1.50 off
alimentum RTF formula- $5 q and $5 check
enfamil nutramigen RTF formula $5 q and $5 check
smart balance spread-bilo special 1.83 - dairy free
silk pure coconut milk-  on sale 2.99 bonus card + $2 q
milk store brand
1lb strawberries- b1g1 special, rings up half price, I only buy 1
spinach- bonus card 1.97 bag
international delight creamer- bonus card 1.66 dairy free
Bilo coupon for $2 off $30 transaction

bonus card savings: 8.65
coupon savings $12.75
formula check savings $10
total savings: $31.40
total paid: 11.16


Operation: Toy Story 3 Deal @ Walmart

Walmart has this game for $5.00. This is regular price so you will find it in the games section. There is a printable coupon for $3 off Operation currently on (or there was also one in the newspaper on Sunday). I bought 2 of them today and paid $4.78 for both! Also, if you go to you can fill out a rebate form for any Hasbro toy you buy and get a coupon for a FREE Tombstone pizza! Limit 5

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Daughter

I have been meaning to post this for a few days now but am just now getting around to it. Last week my 12 year old was grocery shopping with me & suddenly stopped in the store, looked at me, and said "Mama, I just don't know what I'm gonna do when I move out on my own. I'm really gonna need you to start teaching me how to save money." I just about fell out in the floor! I didn't realize that all my saving had made such an impact on my children! Wow! That made for a happy mom! :)

K-Mart Toy Clearance

Today I went to K-Mart (Gastonia, NC) & they had all of the clearance toys marked down to another 50% off. I was able to score all these items for a grand total of $21.06. I'll be going back tomorrow when I have a little more time to get some more. They had a TON! It's all in the very back of the store back behind the electronics section. I should also add that they had quite a lot of various Monopoly games in that section too and if you clipped the coupon from Sunday you can get $4 off!

Monday, April 11, 2011

CVS Freebies

Go to the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page to get a free full size Essence of Beauty antibacterial product! You have to input your Extra Care card number & they will email the coupon to you.

Go the the CVS Extra Twitter page to get a free candy or beverage. You must also enter your ExtraCare card number for this one.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bi-Lo BIC Razor Deal

There is a $3 off coupon in the SmartSource coupon insert this week for BIC razors. It includes the Flex4, Flex3, Comfort 3 Advance, and Hybrid Advance. They are on sale at Bi-Lo for $3.99 so pick them up for only .99 cents/pack.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Preschool Games @ Target, $1.98

Today I went to Target (in Gastonia) & found these awesome preschool games on an end cap clearanced at only $1.98. There were about 10 left when I was there. Hurry and check it out!!~

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Great resource for new and seasoned couponers alike!

The Coupon Mom has written an AWESOME book to help strategize to help you get the most out of your coupons. Right now the price has been lowered to $5.85 on Amazon and is Amazon Prime free shipping eligible! Go check it out! It will make a huge difference in the way you coupon.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pampers/Easy Ups/Underjams/Luvs Deal @ Harris Teeter

One of this week's eVIC specials at Harris Teeter is Pampers, Luvs, Easy Ups, or Underjams jumbo packs for $6.99. If you use size 3 Swaddlers, Cruisers, or Swaddlers Sensitive OR sizes 3 or 4 Extra Protection you can use the $3 off coupon that came in Sunday's paper to get them for $3.99 per pack. If you need another size/style you can use the $1.50 off coupon and get them for $5.49. Limit of 2

Huggies Diapers & Wipes Deal at Food Lion

Today I was able to get both a jumbo pack of Huggies diapers & a pack of wipes for $3.99 (+ tax) at Food Lion. Here is the deal that I used:

Go to: to print a $3.50/1 pk Huggies diaper MANUFACTURERS coupon (note, it says for a pack of 60+ but I was able to use it on a smaller pack with no issue)

Go to: to print a $3.00/1 Huggies diapers STORE coupon and a .50/1 Huggies wipes STORE coupon

There is a deal with your MVP card that will ring when you scan it where $3 will automatically be deducted from your total if you buy both the diapers & wipes.

So here's how it works:

Diapers are $10.99 & wipes are $3 so $13.99 total. Take $3 off with your MVP card which brings it to $10.99. Take $3.50 off with your manufacturers coupon which brings it to $7.49. Use your store coupons for $3 and .50 and it brings it to $3.99. $3.99 for diapers & wipes is a heck of a deal! If you have a manufacturers coupon for wipes you can get an even better deal!

I am unsure at this point if the $3 off/both with the MVP card is a one time deal or not. Will update once I find out!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Harris Teeter Super Doubles

A great way to get more bang for your buck is by participating when Harris Teeter has Super Doubles. Super Doubles is when they will double coupons up to $1.98. This week (starting yesterday through next Tues) is a Super Doubles week. I went yesterday and got the items in the second pic for $5 (after tax). Today I went back and got the items in the first picture for .60 cents (after tax). The pancakes in the first pic were not due to SDs though...I had 3 free coupons for those. :) I was able to get the Jello Pudding for free by going to my eVic coupons acct and loading a B1G1 (buy one, get one free) coupon onto my VIC card and also using two $1 off coupons. It only worked because they actually ring up separately as half price so I was able to use a printable coupon for each one. Please note that not all Harris Teeters offer overages so this may or may not work at your HT. I do know that the HT on Neal Hawkins does do overages as does the Mtn. Island one. The Cox Rd. store does not. I use a number of websites for coupon match ups to help me figure out the best deals (during Super Doubles week and all the time!). Southern Savers is my absolute favorite. I also like Money Saving Mom, Madame Deals, Coupon Mama, and Deal Wise Mommy. There are numerous other sites out there that help with match ups as well but those are a few of my favorites. While I do use some coupons that come in the newspaper/mail, I usually use more that I have printed online. I print from the following sites: Swagbucks (because you can earn 10 SBs for every coupon that you print and use from them),,, and There are some other great sites out there too. Happy saving!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

PediaCare @ Walgreens

This week's Walgreens ad had a coupon for $5 off any PediaCare. If you also go to and print the $2 off PediaCare manufacturers coupon (you can print 2) and use both the Walgreens coupon and the manufacturers coupon together then it makes it free, however you will have to purchase a little something else or it will not accept the manufacturers coupon. At the Walgreens in Belmont they are doing a candy bar donation for the USO. The deal is donate 3 candy bars for $2 so that is what I did in order to use my coupons. My total was $2.44 out of pocket for 2 bottles + the candy bar donations. Not too shabby! I'm sure you can get a pack of gum and make your total much cheaper but anytime I can support our troops I will do so. :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Walmart & Target Toy Clearance

If you haven't already, and you have young children, you should check out the toy clearance section at Walmart and both the toy and kids art section at Target. Last night I went to the Walmart in Belmont and spent $26 and got all of my stepson's Christmas presents taken care of! Today I went to Target in Gastonia and for $25 got a few things for mystepdaughter's for Christmas and a couple things for my stepson's birthday. You just can't beat that! There is not a ton of stuff left at Target (sorry, I bought a lot of it lol) but there is still a decent amount and you could score some really great stuff! At Walmart I got Bakugan stuff for $3 each among other 'boy toys.' At Target I got Bakugans for $1.97 each, a Tinkerbell game for $6.98, a Tinkerbell scrapbook set for $2.48, a Tinkerbell stepping stone art kit for $4.98, and a Princess bead set for $6.98.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Intro To Couponing

So many of my friends have asked me to host a coupon class. Well, after sitting down with Josh & trying to figure out a time when I can actually do it (when he is able to watch the kids) it's just not feasible in the near future at all since this is his busy season at work. So, I'm doing the next best thing and starting a blog to try to help you guys out. Hope you enjoy it!

First and foremost, you need to invest in a 3 ring binder and baseball card sleeves. This has saved me many a headache. It is the best and easiest way to organize your coupons. I sort mine by sections of the grocery store (i.e. produce, dry goods, household, dairy, frozen, and so on and so on). I also have sections in my notebook dedicated solely to store coupons to make those easier to find. I put any doubles that I may have in the same holder in order to free up space. I have tabs on each section to make it easy to flip right to the one I need. You should also print a copy of your stores' policies and put them in a sleeve in your notebook. That way if there is ever a discrepancy (i.e. store employee who doesn't know what they're talking about lol) then you have it right there in front of you to show them. I have one for each of the stores that I frequent. Lastly, put your name and phone number somewhere on your notebook. I learned the hard way by losing my notebook and about $500 worth of coupons once. Trust me, you don't want to be in that position. I was physically sick over it! I now keep one of my business cards in mine.

If anyone has anything else that they would like to add that has helped them, please feel free to do so! I am always looking for new ideas!

More to come tomorrow!!