Friday, December 4, 2009

Mega Swagbucks Day!!

If you don't always do your searches through SwagBucks, you'll want to make sure you do today! It's "Mega SwagBucks Day!" You could win anywhere from 5-500 SwagBucks today! And remember, it only takes 45 to get a $5 Amazon Giftcard! Good Luck! And if you haven't joined yet, you can do so HERE.

Swag Bucks Code

There is a new Swag code out worth $1. It expires 12/9.
You need to go to the main page of
Click on Ways to Earn.
Select special offers.
Skip all the offers.
After about 7 pages, there will be a Swag code worth $1.
Enter it on in the Enter a Swag Code box.
Good luck!

What is Swagbucks? Swagbucks is a search engine that awards you in the form of Swagbucks (points that can be traded in for prizes.) You can chose from a variety of prizes including gift cards. They also have Swagcodes out at least 5 times a week that can be worth 1 - 3 Swagbucks. You can go here to join.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Coupon Binder

Supplies needed for Coupon Binder:

  • 1 ½ to 2” Binder
  • Baseball card inserts (These can be found in Wal-Mart up front, next to the baseball cards)
  • Dividers (Decide on how many categories you will need before you purchase these)

Categories for Binder:
FREE (Put all “free” Coupons here)
Packaged/Can Goods
Cereal and Breads
Oral and Hair
Personal Care
Paper Goods

Tips for Coupon Binder:

  • Try to go through binder at least once a week to add new coupons or throw away expired coupons.
  • Keep your binder in your car.
  • I personally do not take my binder into the store with me. I always generally plan on what I am going to buy and go through my coupons before going into a store. Then I put them in a separate envelope and hand them over when checking out.

    Here is a look at my coupon binder::

If you have any questions, please let me know! If you are just now getting started with using coupons, I would suggest to start with the filing system. Then once you get alot of coupons, you could start the binder method.

Coupon Organization

There are many different ways that you can organize your coupons. I started out using the clipping and sorting method and I now use the binder method. Everyone will be different, so make sure that the method you choose works best for you.

1. Clipping & Sorting (using an envelope filer or box)
· Clip coupons and sort in filer or box. (You can find these at Wal-Mart or Target)
· Coupons can be sorted alphabetically or by product category.
· PROS: Easy to carry into store, Great with small supply
· Cons: Hard to find coupons
· **Great to start out with**

2. Filing Whole Inserts/Clipless
· File entire inserts according to date and type
· PROS: Easy and quick to sort, No clipping
· CONS: Almost impossible to take into a store

3. Binder Method
· Clipping Coupons and sorting in plastic baseball/photo holders.
· Coupons can be sorted alphabetically or by product category.
· PROS: Easy to find coupons
· CONS: Very time consuming, Hard to keep current

Publix Giveaway

Check out this great giveaway over at I Heart Publix!

Free Shipping Day 12/17!!

On December 17th, many stores are offering free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve! If you are a last minute shopper this could be your day. There are over 430 stores that are participating. You can find the complete list of stores participating here.

Winn Dixie Deals

Visit Couponers United for this week's Winn Dixie deals.

Coach Coupon

Go here to print a 20% off Coach Factory Stores coupon, valid thru 12/13! Remember, you'll be able to combine this coupon with items already reduced 25-60%.

Leapster Game

Currently, Leapster has this: L-Max Game: Dora the Explorer Wildlife Rescue and this Leapster Game: The Batman priced at just $5--down from $24.99 to $29.99! Plus, you can use code leapstr5 at checkout to get an additional $5 off per game--making the games FREE!
All you have is $5.95 for shipping... not too bad!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Swagbuck Code

There is a swagcode worth 3 points in the blog here. Hurry you have until 4:30 PM CST!

Coupon Class Information

Here is a list of what will be discussed at the coupon class in January. If there is a store not listed that you would like to know their coupon policy please let me know and I will try to get it for you.

  • Store Policies: Publix (Northport), Wal-Mart (Northport) Target, CVS (Northport & Hwy 43), Rite Aid (Northport), Walgreens (Northport), Winn-Dixie (Hiwy 43)
  • Tips for Couponing
  • Information on Printable Coupons
  • Coupon Organization
  • Stockpiling 101
  • The following stores will be discussed more: Publix, CVS, Rite-Aid and Walgreens

Publix Weekly Ad

Head over to Southern Savers to check out the new Publix ad for this week.

Breast Cancer Awareness Tote

Currently, you can snag this cute Breast Cancer Awareness Tote for just $2.99 with FREE shipping! All you need to do is use the promotion code ( OSPFREESHIP ) when checking out! The best part about this bargain buy--100% of the proceeds from each sale of this bag will be donated to Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Goals, Budget and Challenge

Since it's the beginning of the month, I thought I would challenge everyone to set a grocery budget and try to stick to it. Plus, by keeping up with your total you will see where you stand next month before starting hard core using coupons.

Here is my family budget:
$15.00 weekly to be used on stockpiling items (cheap/free items) == 75.00
$50.00 monthly on meats == 50.00
$15.00 weekly on produce, dairy, etc. == 75.00

**Note: Grocery budget includes the following for my household:
Breakfast and Lunch for myself (Mon-Friday) -- Approx. 23 meals
Dinner for family (5 nights out of the week) -- Approx. 23 meals
Lunch for family (Sunday) -- 4 meals this month
Snacks for family

Breakdown: 50 meals (lunch or dinner) with $200 Budget == $4.00 per meal

Total = $200.00 ($40.00 per week)

More Christmas Music for Free!

Amazon is giving 25 Days of FREE holiday songs.
You can get the songs HERE each day!
Today’s song is Joy To The World by Casting Crowns.

Christmas Music Free!

Go HERE and download 24 Christmas titles!

Coupon Class

I've started working on some information for the coupon class and I have a ton of information already. I've posted a few dates on the right hand side of the blog, so check them out and let me know which one works best for you. By the middle of December, I will choose one of the dates (depending on which one works well for everyone else) and will post that on the blog. I'll have a sign up list as well, so be checking back for that.

Also, if you have a group of friends or family that would like to have a separate class, please email me. I would be glad to help any group at any time!

There is also going to be a ton of information to print out for the class. I may try to download everything to the blog and that way everyone can print out the information before coming to the class. If anyone knows of a better way to handle this, please let me know.

Things that will be mentioned in the class:

-- How to organize your coupon binder

-- Store Policies and Information (Publix, Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Winn Dixie)
**If you want to know about a store not listed let me know**

-- Stockpiling 101

-- Couponing 101

-- And Much Much More!!

Ways to Earn Extra Cash

Check out these websites where you can earn money or prizes by completing surveys, reading emails or searching the web.
Couponing to Disney has almost earned a free trip to Disney World for her family by using most of these sites!
Every 50 points you earn $5
Check your inbox daily to see if there are any new surveys to take.
Read daily emails to receive points.
Once you reach $30 they will send you a check.
Read daily emails to receive points.
Once you reach $30 they will send you a check.

Read daily emails, take surveys or visit different websites to earn money.
Earn money through PayPal or Giftcards

See information below.
Take surveys to earn money.

My Survey
Take surveys to earn money.

My Points
Email me if you are interested in My Points or leave your email in the comment area of this post and I will email you some information. (As of right now I have enough points to get $50.00 worth of gift cards for free) (My Favorite site!)

Swag Bucks

I see where alot of you have signed up for Swag Bucks! Congrats and Good Luck! Before long you will have enough swag bucks to redeem your prizes!

**Remember you do have to search the web in order to get the points. **

I usually only have to do about 2-5 searches before I get 1 point. The more you search the more points you will get. Go ahead and download the toolbar so that you will remember to search everyday.

What is Swag Bucks??
Do you want to earn prizes just by searching the web. If so, head over to Swag Bucks and start searching the web. Once you earn points you can redeem them for a number of different gift cards.
I'm working on getting a wii for free! I'm redeeming every 45 swagbucks for a $5 gift card to I've only been searching for a few weeks and already have 38 SB!! Also, the more people you get to sign up under you the more you will earn. Happy Searching!

Shutterfly Code

Shutterfly is offering you an extra $10 on your order of $30 or more. Promo code: JOLLY10

Photoworks Gift Code

For one day only, Tuesday, December 1, go to American Greetings and be one of the first 20,000 people to request a special coupon code for a gift from PhotoWorks.

Choose one of our great PhotoWorks products, including:

Free Photo Clutch Book
Free Pack of 25 Photo Paper Holiday Cards
Free 11" x 8" Photo Calendar.

Go to and start your project after you get your code! (Offer ends when inventory limits are reached. )

Monday, November 30, 2009

Coupons to print for Publix Deals!!

Here are a few coupons to print for Publix this week. I will post a separate post about the deals they have going on!

Publix Q for Jell-o Mousse: FF or IE
MQ for Jell-o Mousse: FF or IE

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt
$1.25/1 PRINT

Shedd's Spread Country Crock
$.50/1 PRINT

Alexia Natural Crunchy Snacks
$1/1 PRINT

New York and Company

New York & Company is offering 50% off everything (even sale items) online PLUS FREE Shipping. Use Promo Code 4136 at checkout.

Gymboree Sale

Gymboree is offering 20% off everything online plus free shipping. The online prices already reflect this discount, so you might be able to use another % off code with this sale. Be sure to check all your parenting type magazines you have at home for a discount post card. Also you can look for online codes on retailmenot.

Crocs: Free Shipping + 20% off Sale has everything marked 20% off plus you can use the code N9DWZLKY3ISA for an extra 5% off and secondchance to get free shipping.

Sephora: Free Shipping + Free Clutch

Sephora is offering free shipping, 20% off Bare Escentuals kits (was $60, now $48) plus a free flower clutch with any $25 online purchase. Just use the code CLUTCH4U.

Children's Place Sale + Free Shipping

The Children's Place is offering free shipping all day. Just use the code FSCM9.

Victoria Secrets Deal: 3 sweaters + scarf $30 shipped!

Victoria's Secret is having a sale on sweaters! Here's how to get 3 for $30.99 (plus tax)!
Go here and choose 3 sweaters--add them to your cart
Then add this Scarf to your cart ($28 value)
Before starting the checkout process, make sure to check the box under your purchases that states "Please check here if you have an Offer Code or Angel Rewards Certificate."
Now enter these 3 code: vssave20, scarf09, and 3for30
Final cost should be just $30.99 shipped (+ tax)

Hannah Montana Guitar Game is also participating in the Cyber Monday deals. You can get this Hannah Guitar game for just $7.99. No console needed. Just plug the guitar into your TV and play. The same game is $39.99 on!

Stride Rite Shoes

Stride Rite is offering an additional 25% off today only with the code GIFT25 at checkout. You also get free shipping when you buy at least 2 pairs of shoes.

Vera Bradley Sale

The Veras & Duffels are just $40.00 and get 10% off when you use code 10offsale, making them just $36.00 These are regularly priced $78-$80!

Also, when you spend $75 you get free shipping.

Just be sure to check the color – not all are included in the sale!

Amazon Deal on Keurig Coffee Pot

The Keurig B40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System is priced at $89.99 right now on Amazon.

Build A Bear: Animals $5 each!!

Build A Bear is offering 5 animals today at $5.00 each.

Save $3 off $15 with code 091241.
Shipping is free if you spend $35 or more with code 94590, otherwise it’s $5.95

The animals include:
15″ High School Musical Bear
15″ Sparkly Snow Leopard
15″ White Fluffy Puppy
15″ Cuddly Hugs Teddy Pink
15″ Cuddly Hugs Teddy Blue

You may be able to get these unstuffed and take them to the store to get stuffed for free.

Target: Crackers for $0.49

$1.99 Keebler Wheatables (until 12/12/09 according to the tag)
use $1.50 printable HERE
$.49 after coupon

$1.99 Kellogg’s All Bran Crackers (until 12/26/09 according to the tag)
use $1.50 printable HERE
$.49 after coupon

$1.99 Special K Crackers ( until 12/12/09 according to the tag)
use $1 printable HERE
$.99 after coupon