Friday, April 29, 2011

Kids Bowl Free is back!!!!

If your kids like to bowl, or if you will be looking for something for them to do this summer, look no further. Sign up for Kids Bowl Free so your kids will be able to bowl 2 games for FREE every single day this summer. The Jonesboro location's dates are June 1 - August 31. Signup is free. You will have to use a valid email address as the coupons come via email to the parent.

Even better news...they're offering a family package for $24.95 that allows up to 4 adult family members (or kids who were too old for the children's signup) to also bowl 2 free games every day this summer.

I've already signed the kids up, so I know where we'll be spending at least part of our summer.

Target - Children's Clothing Clearance!!!

I was in Target today and took a look through the infants/toddlers clothing area. WOW!! There were racks with 30%, 50%, and 75% off !!  Blue jeans for $2.25 a pair, solid-color cotton tights $0.74, multi-color cotton tights, $1.24...AWESOME!!  I loaded up my cart and spent less than $50 on all this...the most expensive item was the pink 3T jacket, which was (I think) $4.74.

Size 3T - Chloe's current size

Size 4T

Size 5T

Size 2T-4T Cotton Tights

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Taste of Home $5 Cookbook Sale

Shop Taste of Home

If you're like me, you love finding new recipes to "spice up" dinnertime.  The recipes I've found in the Taste of Home magazine are unbelievable and have helped me do just that.  I'm actually one of their Field Editors, so I share recipes, tips, and such with their staff and online community.  :)

Right now, they have a sale on their cookbooks - $5 each (normally priced around $24.99, so it's a GREAT deal).  You can also get FREE SHIPPING on your order of $25 or more.  Just use coupon code LST49 when you checkout.  Click on the banner above to shop this awesome sale.  Prices are good through 5/2/2011.

Daily All You Sample: Soooo Sweet Stevia Sweetener

All You is not only an awesome magazine that includes coupons in each issue.  Their website also has daily deals for freebies.  Today's deal is for Sooo Sweet Stevia Sweetener.  I haven't personally tried it, but I may request this sample just so that I can.  Free stuff is always awesome to get...even if it is just a sample.  Click on the image above to be linked to today's deal.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Subway - Buy one 6" sub before 9 am, get one free (thru April 29)

This is an awesome deal!! Go to Subway before 9am and buy a 6" sandwich and get a second one for FREE!! I did that this morning at the Subway in Brookland. I got 2 6" flatbread blackforest ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches and a large tea for around $4 total. Without the tea, it would have been around $2.75 plus tax. Not too shabby for Subway.

Hurry in to your nearest Subway because this deal is only good through this Friday, the 29th.

Kohl's: Flip Flops for $1.69 shipped!!

This was just posted on Money Saving Mom:

You can get SO Flip Flops for $1.69 shipped from Kohl’s right now. Here’s how:
1.  Go to the Kohl’s website and search for “SO Flip Flops”. It will bring up two pages of results. Look for the two results that are priced at $1.99.
2. Add the $1.99 flip flops you’d like to your cart (there is no minimum order required).
3.  Go to checkout and use coupon code SPRING15 to get 15% off (making it $1.69 per pair of flip flops) and then use coupon code SHIP4FREE to get free shipping on your order, too.

Chick Fil A, Turtle Creek - It's Receipt Day!!!

This has to be my FAVORITE day to eat at Chick Fil A.  If you ate at Chick Fil A at Turtle Creek on April 6, I hope you saved your receipt!  Today, Wednesday, April 27, 2011, when you bring your receipt back to Chick Fil A (Turtle Creek location), you will receive everything on your receipt(s) for (and I'm quoting from my receipt here) FREE! FREE! FREE!  :)

5/1 Red Plum Coupon Preview

5/1 Red Plum Coupon Preview
Sunday Coupon Preview

Please remember that coupon inserts and value are regional, so some differences are to be expected.

(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND = do not double
DNT = do not triple
Date in parenthesis after coupon description is the expiration date.

Red Plum Insert Coupons

Advantage brands Save $1.00/1 (8/1)
Ball Park, any products Save $1.00/2 (6/4) DND, DNT
Ball Park Buns Save $.55/1 (6/4) DND DNT
BALL Park Deli Style Beef Franks Save $.75/1 (6/4) DND DNT
Carolina or River Rice Save $.50/1 (8/31)
Cesar dog treats any Save $1.00/1 (6/12)
Citrucel Bulk Fiber Therapy Save $1.50/1 (8/1)
Dove any bag of chocolate (8.5oz – 9.5oz) Save $1.00/1 (6/12) DND
Dove any chocolate large bars (3.3oz) Save $1.00/2 (6/12) DND
Dove any Dovebar multipack, Dove miniatures, or Dove ice cream 8.67 fl oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (8/31)
Dry Idea or Right Guard product product Buy One Get One FREE Up to $4.49 (5/31) DND
Ecotrin Aspirin product Save $1.50/1 (8/1)
Emerald any Breakfast on the Go! product 7.5 oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (6/11) DND
Eucerin any hand or body product (2oz – 16.9oz) Save $1.50/1 (6/25)
Garnier Fructis style product any Save $1.00/1 (8/1) ETS
Garnier Frustic Shampoo, conditioner or treatment Save $1.00/1 (8/1) ETS
Garnier Moisturizer or Treatment Save $2.00/1 (8/1)
i-flex 120 ct Save $5.00/1 (5/31)
Jimmy D’s any product Save $1.00/1 (6/30) DND, DNT
Kellogg’s any Special K cereals (11.4oz or larger, any flavor, mix or match) Save $1.00/2 (6/12)
Kellogg’s any Special K protein meal bars, protein snack bars, protein shakes and/or K2O protein water mixes (4ct or larger, any flavor, mix or match) Save $2.00/2 (6/26)
L’Oreal Paris lip product Save $2.00/1 (6/26)
Luigi’s Real Italian ice product Save $.50/1 (6/12)
Nicorette any product (72ct or larger) Save $7.00/1 (6/5)
Nivea Body lotion (8.4 floz – 16.9 fl oz ) Save $1.00/1 (6/5)
Nivea Sun-Kissed Gradual Tanner (6.7 fl oz – 8.4 fl oz) Save $2.00/1 (6/5)
Noxzema Spa Shave 4-blade shaver 4-pack, Super Smooth Triple blade shaver 4-pack or larger, Premium-pivot twin blade 12 pack OR Bikini shaver 3 pack Save $2.00/1 (6/30)
Os-Cal Calcium supplement Save $1.50/1 (8/1)
Pedigree any Goodbites treats for dogs Save $1.00/1 (6/12)
Pedigree any bag of new food for dogs (8.8lbs or larger) Save $2.00/1 (6/5)
Pedigree any canned food for dogs (13.2oz) Buy THREE get ONE FREE up to $1.09 (6/5)
Pedigree any Dentastix treats for dogs Save $1.00/1 (6/12)
Pure Protein drink or powder Save $1.00/1 (6/26)
Pure Protein Bars Save $1.00/2 (6/26)
Purex Complete Crystals softener Save $1.00/1 (6/12)
Purex Laundry Detergent (50 oz – 100 oz) Save $1.00/1 (6/12) ETS
Purex laundry detergent 150oz or larger Save $3.00/1 (6/12) ETS
Superpretzel Pretzel dogs product Save $.50/1 (6/12)
Tabasco brand of family flavor any size-flavor Save $.50/1 (6/12) DND
Temptations any new mixups treats for cats Save $1.00/1 (6/12)
Zyrtec Adult any 12 ct or larger Save $3.50/1 (6/30)
Zyrtec Adult any 24 ct or larger Save $4.00/1 (6/30)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Baskin-Robbins 31 cent scoop night, April 27

Tomorrow night, April 27, from 5-10 pm is Baskin-Robbins' 31 cent scoop night.  Get a 2.5oz scoop for 31 cents (plus tax).  Limit 3 scoops per person.

Chick Fil A, Turtle Creek - Coupon Day!

Today is Coupon Day!  Receive a coupon for FREE breakfast combo meal with purchase of any lunch/dinner combo meal.  This offer is valid only at the Chick Fil A at the Turtle Creek Mall in Jonesboro.

Kids eat FREE at Chili's

Chili's has been running this promotion for at least the last couple of months off and on. I just got another email about it, so it looks like they're doing it again.  Here are the details:

Today, April 26, for every adult entree purchased, two free kid's meals can be gotten free. Kids must be age 12 and under, and present at the time of purchase. Multiple uses of the coupon per table are allowed (awesome!).  Click on the image above to view and print the coupon.

Thomas & Friends Magazine only $20 for two years

I have gotten several magazines through Publication Station.  This is their latest deal, which is 1/3 of the regular price!!  When this came in my email, I KNEW I had to share it.   :)   The link to the deal is at the bottom of this post.

For a limited time only.
Thomas & Friends Magazine Subscription
(normally $30 per year)
only $20 for TWO YEARS - 12 issues total!
Thomas & Friends Magazine brings to life the magical world of Thomas & Friends for early learners. Each issue is filled with charming stories, a collectible poster, and a workbook filled with fun, educational activities designed to put children on the right track to improving early learning skills while having fun with their beloved friends from the Island of Sodor. Published 6 times a year, this magazine is perfect for your "Little Conductor" aged 3 to 8. 

This magazine may take up to 14 weeks to receive the first issue - delivered bimonthly!

5/1 P&G coupon insert preview

5/1 P&G Coupon Insert
Sunday Coupon Preview

Please remember that coupon inserts and value are regional, so some differences are to be expected.

(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
Date in parenthesis after coupon description is the expiration date.

P&G Insert Coupons

$3.00 Align (5/31)
$0.50 Always Pad, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloth (5/31)
$0.50 Always Pantyliners (34 ct. or higher) (5/31)
$1.00 Always Infinity (5/31)
$0.25 Bounty Towels or Napkins (5/31)
$0.25 Cascade (5/31)
$1.00 Cascade Rinse Aid (5/31)
$0.25 Charmin (5/31)
$1.00 Cover Girl (5/31)
$10.00 Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express or Professional Effects Whitestrips (5/31)
$0.75 Crest Rinse 440mL or larger (5/31)
$1.50 Crest Pro-Health or Crest Sensitivity Treatment and Protection Toothpaste 4.0 oz. or larger (5/31)
$1.00/2 Crest 4.0 oz. or larger (excludes Crest Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar) (5/31)
$0.20 Dawn (5/31)
$0.50 Dawn PLUS (5/31)
$0.25 Downy Liquid Fabric Softener or Dryer Sheets (5/31)
$0.50 Downy Liquid Fabric Softener or Dryer Sheets (5/31)
$0.50 Febreze Fabric Refresher (5/31)
$0.50 Febreze Air Effects (5/31)
$1.00 Febreze Noticeables Refill Pack (5/31)
$1.00 Febreze Candle (5/31)
$0.50 Febreze Set & Refresh (5/31)
Save up to $3.29 Buy any ONE Febreze Noticeables Refill, Get any ONE Warmer FREE (5/31)
Save up to $3.00 Get ONE Fixodent Cleanser FREE (5/31)
$0.50 Fixodent Adhesive or Fixodent Cleanser (5/31)
$0.55 Gillette Series Shave Preps (5/31)
Save up to $4.99 Buy any ONE Gillette Bodywash, Get ONE Gillette Deodorant FREE (excluding trial size) (5/31)
$0.50 Herbal Essences OR Aussie product (excludes trial size) (5/31)
$1.00 Metamucil product (5/31)
$1.00 Metamucil product (5/31)
$0.50 Mr. Clean Products (Liquid, Spray or Eraser) (5/31)
$1.50 Mr. Clean twin pack or TWO any other items (spray, liquid, eraser) (5/31)
$2.00 Nice N Easy (5/31)
$2.00 Natural Instincts Hair Color (5/31)
Buy any ONE Old Spice Bodywash, Get any ONE Old Spice Bodywash FREE (of equal or lesser value, up to $3.99 ) (5/31)
$1.00/2 Old Spice products (1.7oz or larger) (5/31)
$1.50 Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage OR any TWO Indicator OR Cavity Defense (5/31)
$0.75 Oral-B Satin, Glide Floss 25M or more or Glide Floss Picks 30ct or higher (5/31)
$1.50 Pampers Diapers or Pants (5/31)
$2.50 Pampers Diapers or Pants (5/31)
$0.50 Pampers Wipes 60ct+ (5/31)
$1.00 Pampers Wipes 60ct+ (5/31)
$1.50 Pampers Easy Ups Trainers, UnderJams Night Wear or Splashers (5/31)
$3.00/2 Pantene products (excludes trial size) (5/31)
$1.00 Prilosec (5/31)
Save $4.00 Buy any ONE Secret, Olay PCC and Olay H&B together (5/31)
$1.00 Secret (5/31)
Save up to $4.00 Buy any ONE Secret Clinical Strength, Get $4 off any ONE Gillette Clinical Strength Deodorant (5/31)
Save $3.00 Buy any ONE Secret Deodorant, Get $3 off any ONE Olay Bar, Body Wash, In Show Body Lotion OR Hand & Body Lotion (5/31)
$2.00 Swiffer Starter Kit (5/31)
$1.00 Tampax Pearl or Tampax Pearl Compak (18 ct or higher) (5/31)
$0.50 Tampax (18 ct. or higher) (5/31)
$0.35 Tide Detergent (5/31)
$1.00 Tide Stain Release (5/31)
$3.00 Tide Stain Release 26-50 oz powder, 15-34 ct duo pac or 36-68 oz liquid (5/31)
$1.00 Tide To Go (5/31)
$3.00/2 Venus Disposables 2ct, 3ct, or 6ct, Simply Venus 4ct, Daisy3 4ct or 8ct, or Daisy 10 ct, 12 ct or 18 ct (5/31)
$2.00 Venus razor (5/31)
Save $5.00 Buy any ONE Venus Cartridge, Get $5 off ONE Olay Facial Moisturizer (5/31)

Monday, April 25, 2011

MOPS Coupon Talk

If you're viewing this after coming to MOPS today, thank you!  :)   I'm new to deal blogging, so I don't have much posted right now.  However, I'm putting the finishing touches on the rest of the blog and hope to have it all finished later this week.

Now, on to my notes from today...

How do you get your coupons?

I order most of my coupons from Coupons and Things by Dede.  She’s located in Texas and gets several versions of each insert and you can “purchase” coupons from her as whole inserts or individually clipped coupons.  She also ships super fast!  I can order coupons today and have them by tomorrow or the next day, depending on what time of day I place my order.

Another way I have gotten coupons is through an agreement I made with a gas station to let me come get the unsold Sunday papers on Monday.  They were going to throw the papers out anyway, so I am able to get them for free and also recycle the parts of the paper that I don’t use.

How do you prepare your shopping list?

I have an app on my iPod touch, Grocery iQ, and when I run out of things, I just scan the barcode of the last item and it adds it to my list.  I will also add items to my list if I see a really good deal on a blog and I have (or can order) coupons to go along with that deal.  I tend to only hand-write my lists if I have a bunch of deals to get using coupons.

Do you shop multiple stores?           

I used to all the time.  I would shop Kroger, Walgreens, Target, and sometimes Kmart (for their super doubles sales).  However, since Chloe has gotten older and more mobile, I’ve chosen not to unless there’s a really good deal at another store that I don’t usually shop at.  And especially with price matching being so popular now, I can usually get away with just doing a price match and not have to go to the other store(s).  

The Grocery iQ app is great for people who shop different stores. You can have your shopping lists for each store inside the same app.

How do you put together your coupons with sales flyers?  

I don’t do it all myself.  I rely mostly on other bloggers and/or savings websites and forums to find all the deals.   I’ve also gotten so to where I pretty much know what types of coupons are out there and how often certain things go on sale that if I see a good coupon come out, I’ll go ahead and order 10 or so of them, as usually, they’re at the max $0.12 each from Dede’s site.

For example: I follow My Memphis Mommy, who posts Kroger deals on her blog. Since Memphis stores are in the Delta Region, it’s the same flier that we get here. A few weeks back, one of her posts was about getting free pasta that week at Kroger.  The person who’d done the matchup did it for a store that has Sunday – Saturday ads (ours run Wednesday – Tuesday), but since it was a reputable blogger (Deal Seeking Mom) I went ahead and ordered coupons from the Coupon Dede website.  SO, when the Kroger ad came out Tuesday night (I get them via email) I was able to see that I WOULD be able to get some free pasta…lots of it, in fact, since I got a total of 60 coupons that were each $1/2 and the pasta on sale was for $0.49 each…so I ended up with 120 packages of free pasta when it was all said and done.  I got these on 3 separate shopping trips – one on a Friday, one Monday, and one Tuesday, so that I wouldn’t be clearing the shelves and would allow for other coupon users to get theirs, too.

How do you organize your coupons?

I use a zippered binder and baseball card inserts for most coupons.  For others, I have adjusted a 4x6 photo insert to fit into my binder.  I use those for larger coupons. 

I have empty page protectors or zipper pouches in the front of my binder so that as I’m shopping, I can pull out the number of coupons I will need to use and put into that so that I’m prepared when I get to checkout.  I used to keep a pair of scissors and a few copies of current inserts in the front of the binder. That way, if I hadn’t clipped a coupon, but needed it while in the store, I could stop and clip it out.

I also keep updated coupon policies in sheet protectors in my binder. These come in handy if/when you get a difficult checker and/or store manager.

How do you keep track of all your coupons in the store to compare with the sales?

When I’m planning on using a bunch of coupons during a shopping trip, I usually make out a handwritten list and list the item, the price, and the coupon(s) that goes with the item, and then the final price after coupon.

I also have my binder sorted by item type:  baby, dairy, canned food items, meats (incl. chicken nuggets, bacon, hot dogs, etc), so that if I come across a really good deal, I can look to see if I have a coupon for that item.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.  Also, please be sure to follow my blog for future updates and deals.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Coupon database is up!!

I still have a few more tweaks to make, but the Sassy Savers Coupon Database is up and running.  Yea!!  :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Two new pages!!!

I have added two new pages to the blog...Coupon Database and Mystery Shopping, Etc. The coupon database page is still under construction. I still need to get the settings right so that it will stretch the width of the page. Once I'm done with that, it's going to be AWESOME!! :)

The mystery shopping, etc. page lists information on mystery shopping, merchandising, and online surveys as ways to make extra money. There are also several links to mystery shopping and merchandising companies that you can sign up with for free.

Please check out the new pages and let me know what you think. If there is any other information you'd like to see, please let me know, and I will do my best to incorporate it.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I will be revamping the blog over the next few days and weeks and hope to start posting regularly very soon. I have recently had several people mention to me that I should start a blog on saving money and coupon usage, so I thought I'd better redo what I did two years ago and get it looking like I want it to first.

Please stay tuned for all of the updates and changes around here, and I should be back to posting soon.