Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Year End Deals

As this year comes to a close, what are some of the best deals you have gotten this year??
Here are a few of mine:
  • By using Swag Bucks this year, I was able to purchase most of my son's Christmas gifts and other family gifts on Target and Amazon!! If you're interested in how Swag Bucks works, email me @ southernsavings@aol.com.

Reaching Out 2011

Throughout the year of 2011, Southern Savings and Deals, along with other local bloggers will be collecting items for different organizations. Each month, we will try to focus on a different organization, so that by the end of 2011, we will have helped at least 12 different organizations in our community. At the beginning of every month, I will post information about the organization that we will be helping for that month, along with a list of items that are needed. Hopefully we can all work together and donate a ton of items this year alone to these organizations.

For the month of January and February, we will be helping a local organization called Turning Point. Turning Point is located in Tuscaloosa, AL and is a center for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Turning Point offers temporary housing for these ladies and children, they have a 24 hour crisis hot line, and they offer counseling and support groups as well.

Turning Point is in need of the following items:

  • Non-Perishable Grocery Items
  • Ladies Personal Items (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Tampons, Etc.)
  • Bedding and Bath Items (Sheets, Towels, Etc.)
  • **Travel Size Items will be great as well**

    We will be collecting these items until the 20th of February. Once items are collected, a picture of all items donated will be taken and posted on the website. Items will then be delivered to Turning Point at the end of February.

    Items can be dropped off at the following locations:
  • Gordo First Baptist Church (See Chris Whitaker)
  • Tara Whitaker’s House (Email tlc1982@aol.com for details)
  • Brittney Farley’s House (Email thefarleys2910@yahoo.com for details)
  • Picked up (If you would like for Tara to pick up items, please email her at southernsavings@aol.com )

    If you have any questions, please contact Tara at southernsavings@aol.com. We hope that you all will participate and that throughout the year we can work together and make a difference in our community. Thanks!!

Coupon Class Schedule

Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at (southernsavings@aol.com or tlc1982@aol.com) if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person and include a packet of information and door prizes. All classes usually last about 2 hours.

All classes in Blue are private classes.
All classes in Pink are open to public.
January 10th @ 6:30pm (Private Class)
January 17th @ 5:30pm (Northport)
January 20th (Private Class) (Crocker)
January 23rd @ Centreville Chamber of Commerce
January 27th @ 6pm (Private Class) (Pinion)
Janurary 29th @ 10am (Greensboro Baptist Church)
February 1st @ 5:30pm (Northport)
February 15th (Private Class)
February 22nd @5:30pm (Northport)

I am also taking bookings for churches, offices and home parties as well. For more information on those please email me.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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.

**In order to get Swag Bucks you have to sign up on their website and search their website. If you have any questions, please email me.
In the past few months I've already redeemed points for $200's worth of gift cards!! Happy Searching!

Thirty One Gifts??

Are you looking for a job with flexible hours, great incentives and a job that has a faith based business. If so, then becoming a 31 consultant may be the job for you! You can become a consultant for only $99 and you will get over $250 products for free!! Email me at tlc1982@aol.com for more information. We're always looking for new people to join our 31 family!

If you're interested in hosting a catalog party or a party at your home. Email me as well. Just by hosting, you get great rewards!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ways to Earn Cash & Gift Cards!!

Check out these websites where you can earn money or prizes by completing surveys, reading emails or searching the web.

Opinion Outpost Surveys

Every 50 points you earn $5
Check your inbox daily to see if there are any new surveys to take.

Inbox Dollars
Read daily emails to receive points.
Once you reach $30 they will send you a check.

Send Earnings
Read daily emails to receive points.
Once you reach $30 they will send you a check.

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

SwagBucks
See information below.

Mindfield Online
Take surveys to earn money.

My Survey
Banner Ad

HCD Surveys
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!)

Coupon Classes for 2011

I've had a lot of people email me about wanting to know the open coupon class schedule for 2011. As of right now, I only have private classes planned for Jan. & Feb. however, I am looking for different churches who would like to have open classes. If you are interested in hosting an open class, email me at southernsavings@aol.com for details and on rewards for hosting!!

2011 Budget Totals

Starting in 2011, I will be working on a new feature on the website. I will be keeping track online, my monthly spending and savings per month. I encourage you all to do the same and to email me your monthly reports every month so that we can keep a running total of everyone’s spending and savings on the website. (Your amount will be calculated in a total amount and will not be listed individually) This will be a neat place that you can go to, to check out the total that readers have spent and saved.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Publix Policy Change!!!!

Starting Jan. 1, 2011, Publix will only accept Target and other grocery store competitor coupons. They will no longer accept drug store coupons (Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS) or Dollar General and Family Dollar Coupons. For more information, contact your local Publix store. Thanks!

Swag Bucks Christmas!!

I'm loving Swag Bucks this time of the year because I've been using all of my giftcards I earned throughout the year to purchase Christmas gifts. I won over $200 worth of gift cards, so it's been great getting those last minute gifts for Free!!

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.

**In order to get Swag Bucks you have to sign up on their website and search their website. If you have any questions, please email me.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Reader's Prize!!

One of my readers, Jeanna emailed me a few weeks ago to let me know that she was the grand prize winner of a $500 gift card to Publix from a sweepstakes they had a few months ago. Congrats Jeanna!!

Bath & Body Works Instant Win Game


Bath & Body Works has an instant win game you can play, Perfect Gift Instant Win. Just enter you email address to get started. There will be 25 winners per day who will instantly win a FREE Bath & Body Works product – candle, lotion, fragrance mist etc… ! Plus, the grand prize winner will score a $1,000 Bath & Body Works shopping spree! Make sure to play daily through December 24th.
After playing you’ll be able to print a $10 off $30 coupon, valid through 1/8/2011.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yankee Candle


Yankee Candle just released a new coupon! Head on over here to print a buy 2 regularly priced large candles or tumblers get 2 FREE coupon, valid all the way thru 12/25!

Coupon Classes for 2011

I've had a lot of people email me about wanting to know the open coupon class schedule for 2011. As of right now, I only have private classes planned for Jan. & Feb. however, I am looking for different churches who would like to have open classes. If you are interested in hosting an open class, email me at southernsavings@aol.com for details and on rewards for hosting!!

Christmas Frugal Ideas

Here are a few ideas that some of my readers emailed me a few weeks ago for some frugal Christmas gift ideas. I love all the ideas and thanks to everyone who emailed me!!

1. Soap Making
(Thanks Amber!)
All you need is glycerin, some type of mold and a scent to give the soap fragrance. Food coloring can also be used to color the soap. Glycerin can be purchase at all craft stores and is melted in the microwave. Add scent and/or color and then pour into mold. Allow time for the soap to harden and pop out of the mold. Then you can package it in a creative way!

2. Pasta Baskets (Thanks Miranda!)
Buy spaghetti sauces and pasta with coupons. Put three jars of spaghetti sauce, three boxes of pasta in a basket with a can of parmesan cheese and maybe a dish towel or two.


3. Make Bread
(Thanks Allie!)
Make your own bread and wrap either in a Christmas dish towel or put on a decorative plate.

Target Deals

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see all the great deals at Target this week!!

Sears $10 off $20 Coupon!!


Sears just released a high value coupon! Go here to print a coupon good for $10 off $20 or more in apparel and/or accessories purchase (including sale and clearance items!) in-store, valid 12/15-12/16 only. I

Crayola Presto Dots to the Max $7.99!!


Amazon has the Crayola Presto Dots to the Max priced at $7.99 – down from $29.99! Plus, this item ships FREE on $25 or more with Super Saver Shipping or you can get free shipping (no minimum) with Amazon Prime or Amazon Mom!
(Thanks, The King’s Court IV!)

New York and Company Coupon Code!!

New York & Company is offering up a coupon code, only valid through 11/15. Just use code 6207 to get $50 off a $100 purchase. If you need any last minute gifts, I'm sure you can get some great gifts here with this awesome coupon!!

Blogging Break

Sorry I haven't been updating the website lately, our family has been super busy with Thanksgiving and now with Christmas. I'm planning on posting some deals and other information this week, so keep checking the website.
Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2011 Totals

Starting in 2011, I will be working on a new feature on the website. I will be keeping track online, my monthly spending and savings per month. I encourage you all to do the same and to email me your monthly reports every month so that we can keep a running total of everyone’s spending and savings on the website. (Your amount will be calculated in a total amount and will not be listed individually) This will be a neat place that you can go to, to check out the total that readers have spent and saved.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Coupon Classes for 2011

I am already booking classes for Jan. & Feb. If you would like to host a class at your house, church or office, please email me for more details. (Host gets the class FREE!!!) This is a great idea for team meetings at work, ladies groups, church outreach event, etc. Dates are limited for January and February, so email me now to save a date. (Starting in 2011, each host that has more than 20 people attend a class will receive a free coupon binder!)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Recipe Swap

The recipe swap email has been sent out. If you did not receive the recipes and you sent a recipe to me, please email me and I can resend you the master list. Thanks to everyone who participated, all of the recipes sounded yummy!

Ulta.com Private Holiday Event


If you are a fan of Ulta Beauty products, then you’ll definitely want to sign up to be part of the Ulta.com Private Holiday Event which begins Monday, November 29th! Head over here, enter your email address and you’ll receive 25 exclusive offers from Ulta.com (one per day) beginning today. The private offers include free samples with every online order, free gifts, free shipping, and exclusive online-only promotions!
(Thanks, Saving with Brandi!)

Christmas Gift Ideas

Do you need a Christmas Idea for a Frugal Friend or Family Member. If so, here are a few options that Southern Savings and Deals is offering this Christmas Season.

  • Coupon Class Gift Certificates for $10.00 (good for one free coupon class) (Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off)
  • Coupon Binders $10 (These can be shipped or picked up in Tuscaloosa/Northport) (Shipping will be additional)
  • Coupon Gift Certificate + Coupon Binder $15.00

Open Coupon Classes!!

There will be only 2 more open coupon classes this year!! I will be having one Tuesday night and one Thursday night at 6pm. (Tuesday night will be at Gilgal Church in Tuscaloosa and then Thursday night will be at Cottondale Church of Christ. If you tell your friends and family about the class and you have 5 friends come and tell me that you referred them, then you will get a FREE coupon binder or a FREE Thermal Lunch Tote (from Thirty One Gifts) . So start referring and earn that free gift!! Thanks again!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Rite Aid Deals

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see the best deals at Rite Aid this week!

Helping Different Organizations

Starting in 2011, Southern Savings and Deals is going to try to start helping different organizations throughout the year. We will be focusing on one organization for 2 months and will then help other organizations throughout the rest of the year. I already have a few organizations in mind (most will take grocery donations and personal item donations), but we are in need of a few more organizations in our area. If you know of one, who could benefit from the items, please email the information to southernsavings@aol.com. Thanks!!

Walgreens Deals

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see all the great deals at Walgreens this week!

ING Savings Account for Kids

If you have been wanting to open a savings account for your kiddos, then now is the time to do so! Through November 28th, open a Kids Savings Account at ING DIRECT and they’ll give you $25 for FREE!

Here’s what you need to do…
* Head over here and click on the “Kids Savings Account: Open Now” button
* Enter your personal information
* Agree to the Terms & Conditions
* Make an electronic deposit from your current checking account (you are only required to deposit a minimum of $0.50 to open the account!!)
* Review your info and hit submit
* Your $25 bonus will be deposited into the account shortly and is available for withdrawal after 30 days.
** Keep in mind that this offer is only available when you open a new account with at least one new customer (either you or your kiddo must be a new customer to ING DIRECT).

Weight Watchers Magazine $2.99!!


Currently, Tanga is offering up a subscription to Weight Watchers Magazine for ONLY $2.99! Just use coupon code WEIGHT at checkout. You can even purchase up to 3 years for a total of only $8.97!

Coupon Classes

Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at (southernsavings@aol.com or tlc1982@aol.com) if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person and include a packet of information and door prizes. All classes usually last about 2 hours.

**Last open class for this year will be Tuesday night the 30th at Gilgal Church in Tuscaloosa. Please register for a class by emailing Tara at southernsavings@aol.com.

All classes in Blue are private classes.
All classes in Pink are open to public.
Monday, November 29th @ 6:30pm (Private Class)
Tuesday, November 30th (Gilgal Church - Tuscaloosa, AL)
Thursday, December 2nd @ 3pm (Englewood School)
Sunday, December 5th @ 2:00pm (Private Class) (Hester)
Tuesday, December 7th @ 3:00pm (Alabama Power Company Meeting)
January 10th (Private Class)
January 20th (Private Class) (Crocker)
January 23rd @ Centreville Chamber of Commerce

I am also taking bookings for churches, offices and home parties as well. For more information on those please email me.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Black Friday Sale Ads

Are you a Black Friday Shopper?? If so, then you will want to check out the following site: www.bfads.net. They already have a ton of ads posted for next Friday and you can also make shopping lists for each store. Happy Shopping!!

Starbucks Promotion


Starbucks has an upcoming “12 Days of Sharing” promo! Just text 12DAYS to 29943 to sign up. You will receive one offer per day starting on December 1st.
**Standard Text Messaging rates do apply.


(Thanks, My Dallas Mommy!)

Pay It Forward Challenge

One of my favorite blogs that read is Hip 2 Save. She has some of the best bargains on there and she also has weekly giveaways and videos that are fun to watch. Yesterday, she posted a video about a Pay it Forward Challenge. She went to Starbucks and gave them $300 to put toward orders that were being placed. How awesome is that!! I'm sure that so many people had a better day just by the little surprise that their coffee was already paid for that morning. Have you ever had this happen to you? I've had this happen twice at two different restaurants, where an anonymous person paid for my meal. It really made my day when it happened and I don't think I will ever forget about it. So, with the Holiday season approaching, I challenge you to pay it forward to others around you. Here are a few examples: Pay for someones order in a Drive Thur, Babysit for a family for free, prepare a dinner for an elderly couple, give a gift for no reason at all and I'm sure that there are many others.
Does anyone have any other suggestions or has any one had a Pay it Forward experience happen to them. Please share, we would all love to hear.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Recipe Swap

Starting today through Friday night I will be taking recipes for a recipe swap. To participate send a recipe or recipes to southernsavings@aol.com. I will then make a master list of all the recipes and will email it back to everyone who is participating. Email me with any questions.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Homemade Christmas Gifts

I've had so many wonderful frugal Christmas ideas and I can't wait to share them all with you this week. My favorite ideas so far are all of the handmade Christmas gifts for friends and family members.

Here are a few of my favorite ideas:

--Decorate Plastic Soap Containers (I saw these at Christmas village for over $5 each and it would be so much cheaper to do these yourself)

-- Make Photo Calendars from Snap Fish or another online photo company. Most of these will have free codes until the end of December, so you could possible get a great deal on these!

-- Coupon Books: Make coupon books for your children or spouse. Include some of the following: Your Choice for Dinner Coupon, Movie Rental Coupon, A Day with Mom, Etc.

Do you have any Christmas gift ideas to share?

Coupon Classes Updated

Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at (southernsavings@aol.com or tlc1982@aol.com) if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person and include a packet of information and door prizes. All classes usually last about 2 hours.


All classes in Blue are private classes
All classes in Pink are open to public
Sunday, November 14th @ 2:30pm (Thorsby, AL)
Saturday, November 20th @ 10am (First Free Will Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Sunday, November 21st @ 3pm (Fort Payne, AL)
Monday, November 22nd @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Monday, November 29th @ 6:30pm (Private Class)
Tuesday, November 30th (Gilgal Church - Tuscaloosa, AL)
Thursday, December 2nd @ 3pm (Englewood School)
Sunday, December 5th @ 2:00pm (Private Class) (Hester)
Tuesday, December 7th @ 3:00pm (Alabama Power Company Meeting)
January 10th (Private Class)
January 20th (Private Class) (Crocker)
January 23rd @ Centreville Chamber of Commerce

I am also taking bookings for churches, offices and home parties as well. For more information on those please email me.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hillcrest Publix

I've had a few emails over the past few days about people having problems using coupons at the Publix in Hillcrest. They did change the policy a few weeks ago, but it now seems that they are enforcing even more changes. I know it has got to be frustrating, but keep in mind that they do have the right to change their policy at any time. I would suggest contacting the corporate office and letting them know about this problem. Also, the Publix is Northport is great!!!! If you shop at that store, let them know that you appreciate the coupon policy and that thats the reason you shop there. It wouldnt even hurt if you wanted to call corporate and let them know how great the store in Northport is. In the mean time I will try to get the current policy at the one in Hillcrest. Let us know what you all think about this problem.

31 Gifts Giveaway!!!

Giveaway!!$15 gift certificate to 31 GIFTS. www.mythirtyone.com/taraw. To enter, email southernsavings@aol.com and tell us a frugal Christmas idea to share on the blog. Also, if you get your friends to do the same and they tell me that you referred them, then you get 2 extra entrys per person. Giveaway ends Friday at 7pm!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CVS Trip

CVS Trip:
18 Bottles of Menots Gum
8 Packages of 3 in 1 Purex Laundry Detergent
Total == around $5.00 for everything

Publix Trips!!


Publix Totals:
Groceries == $119.95
Spent (Tax Included) == $2.66!!!
Okay, so I had 2 great trips to Publix today and yesterday. I actually am having to go back again tonight to another store to grab some more rice and cookie mixes as well. So I'll post that trip Thursday afternoon. I bought a ton of rice and cookie mix this week to donate and grabbed some juice for our stockpile. Here are the details:

Trip 1:

3 Honest Kids Juice Boxes @ $1.74 each (Had $0.75 coupons for each package)
6 Bottles of Welches Juice @ $1.62 each (Had $1.00 coupons for each bottle)
2 Packages of Ida. Potatoes @ $1.00 each (Had $1.00 off coupons for each package)
1 Tub of Olivio Spread (Not Pictured) @ $1.00 (Had $1.00 off coupon)
2 Tubs of Country Crock Spread (Not Pictured) @ 1.00 (Had $0.40 off manufacture coupons for each and then a Target $0.50 off coupon for each)
1 Glass Plus @ $1.25 (Had $1.00 off coupon)
2 Renuzit @ $0.99 each (Had $1.00 off coupons for each)
2 Day Quil Samples @ $1.24 each (Had $1.50 off coupons for each one)
1 Colgate Toothpaste @ $1.99 (Had $1.00 off coupon)

**Also used a $5.00 off $25 coupon from Rite Aid.

Total Before Tax == $0.43
Tax == $1.62
TOTAL OOP == $2.05

Saved $48.49!!


Trip 2:

8 Packages of Mahatma Rice @ $1.19 each (Had $1.00 off coupons)
22 Boxes of Cookie Mix @ 1.10 each (Had $1.00 off coupons)
2 Packages of Schick Razors @ $0.99 each (Had $1.00 off coupons)
4 Samples of Day Quil @ $1.29 each (Had $1.50 off coupons)

**Also used a $5.00 off $25.00 Rite Aid Coupon

Total Before Tax == -2.25
Tax == $2.86
Total OOP == $0.61

Saved $66.98!!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Cakes 4 Baby123


Sheana over at Cakes 4 Baby123 has the cutest diaper cakes!! If you need a creative gift for an upcming baby shower then this would be the perfect idea!
To find Sheanna on facebook search Sheana Jacobs Sexton (go to photos and find the album called My Cakes4Baby123 stuff) or you can check out her website.

Items Available:
Diaper Cakes:
Tiny - Large Centerpieces sizes,
Diaper Bears
It's a Girl or It's a Boy,
Sports Themed
Happy 1st B'day Diaper Bears
Diaper Wreaths Med & Large sizes
Baby Washcloth Rose Bouquets or single Roses

Tiny Diaper Bundles-Washcloth wrapped around 3 diapers topped with a pacifier great for extra table decorations at any shower

Bridal Shower Towel Centerpiece cakes made from Bath & Hand Towels or Kitchen Towels with Utensils as the topper

Sheana has something for every budget. Prices starting as low as $3 for Baby Bundles and single Roses. Prices starting as low as $10 for Baby Washcloth Rose Bouquets and Tiny Diaper Cakes. Cup cake size Diaper Cakes starting around $15. Prices starting as low as $25 for medium diaper cakes and Bears (sports themed Bears and Cakes slightly higher due the the cost of the sports themed merchandise used on them)Large Diaper Cakes starting around $40 (Centerpiece size)Towel cakes range $25-$45 depending on the what the order will need to consist of and the cost of the towels being used at the customer request.

Custom orders accepted all prices vary slightly with the request from the person ordering the prices listed above are general prices for her items as long as request from the customer isn't to far out of the box or norm. Adding initials or name may slightly increase the price...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Coupon Class Schedule

Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at (southernsavings@aol.com or tlc1982@aol.com) if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person and include a packet of information and door prizes. All classes usually last about 2 hours.


All classes in Blue are private classes
All classes in Pink are open to public
Sunday, November 7th @ 12 noon (Crossway Church - Fosters, AL)
Tuesday, November 9th @ 6pm (Evergreen Baptist Church - Vance, AL)
Friday, November 12th @ 6:30pm (Private Class) (Woolbright)
Sunday, November 14th @ 2:30pm (Thorsby, AL)
Saturday, November 20th @ 10am (First Free Will Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Sunday, November 21st @ 3pm (Fort Payne, AL)
Monday, November 22nd @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Saturday, November 27th @ 10am (Goodwater, AL)
Tuesday, November 30th (Gilgal Church - Tuscaloosa, AL)
Thursday, December 2nd @ 3pm (Englewood School)
Sunday, December 5th @ 2:00pm (Private Class) (Hester)
Tuesday, December 7th @ 3:00pm (Alabama Power Company Meeting)
January 20th (Private Class) (Crocker)
January 23rd @ Centreville Chamber of Commerce

I am also taking bookings for churches, offices and home parties as well. For more information on those please email me.

Connie Pate: Realtor, RE/MAX Premiere Group

Do you need a realtor to help you look for the perfect house for you? If so, then contact Connie Pate/Realtor, RE/MAX Premiere Group at 205-242-1004. Connie would love to assist you with your real estate needs. She has lived in Tuscaloosa her entire life and is very familiar with all areas.

Ways to Earn Gift Cards!!

Check out these websites where you can earn money or prizes by completing surveys, reading emails or searching the web.

Opinion Outpost Surveys

Every 50 points you earn $5
Check your inbox daily to see if there are any new surveys to take.

Inbox Dollars
Read daily emails to receive points.
Once you reach $30 they will send you a check.

Send Earnings
Read daily emails to receive points.
Once you reach $30 they will send you a check.

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

SwagBucks
See information below.

Mindfield Online
Take surveys to earn money.

My Survey
Banner Ad

HCD Surveys
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.

**In order to get Swag Bucks you have to sign up on their website and search their website. If you have any questions, please email me.
In the past few months I've already redeemed points for $200's worth of gift cards!! Happy Searching!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thirty One Gifts

Are you looking for a job with flexible hours, great incentives and a job that has a faith based business. If so, then becoming a 31 consultant may be the job for you! You can become a consultant for only $99 and you will get over $250 products for free!! Email me at tlc1982@aol.com for more information. We're always looking for new people to join our 31 family!

If you're interested in hosting a catalog party or a party at your home. Email me as well. Just by hosting, you get great rewards!!

Rite Aid Deals

Do you like Rite Aid?? It's become one of my favorite stores lately because they have the best bargains!! Head over to Southern Savers to see the weekly ad that starts Sunday at Rite Aid.

Walgreens Weekly Ad

Head over to Southern Savers to see all the deals that are starting tomorrow at Walgreens!

Veteran's Day Freebies!

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see all the great freebies next Thursday for Veteran's Day!

Scentsy


Tara Campbell, a consultant for Scentsy is offering my readers a discount of 15%. To order, head to her website and make sure to mention that you saw her ad on Southern Savings and Deals. A great deal that is going on right now is the Scentsy Warmer and Scents of the month. The set is $40 and you get 1 warmer and 3 Scentsy Scent bars of your choice!! Check out her website or email her at mrsc98@comcast.net.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wild About Design by Shannon Miller

Shannon over at Wild About Design has some of the cutest wreaths!! Be sure to check out her website for more information and details.
Don't you just love this Christmas wreath!







Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Humane Society of West Alabama

Do you have any coupons for pet food or have you even been paid or gotten pet food for free?? If so and you don't have pets at home, considering helping out your local humane society. Here is a link to the one located in Northport, Alabama:http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/salehouse.html

The flea market is on main avenue and will take any items but NEED pet food, feeding bowls, toys, blankets, etc. The flea market is open Thurs – Sat. They will give a receipt for any donations that can be used as a tax write off.
Thanks to Vivan for the information!

Publix Ad for this week!

Head over to I Heart Publix to see the Publix ad that will be starting tomorrow morning!!

Ideas for Donation Items

Southern Savings and Deals is still taking donations for the Thanksgiving Baskets. I have listed below some great items that you can get starting tomorrow at Publix that would be great items to donate. All under $1!!! These would also be great to give to the Food Pantry or to another charity in need this holiday season.

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, 11 to 15 oz can (Excluding Specialty Corn Varieties, Three Bean Salad, And Asparagus) BOGO $1.29
$0.50/2 Green Giant Vegetables 10/24/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/18/2010)
$1/4 Green Giant Any Canned Corn, Peas or Green Beans ( Excludes Buffet and Specialty) Blinkie
As low as 15¢ per can if your store doubles!

Kraft Barbecue Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16.25 or 18-oz bot, BOGO $1.69
$1.00 on Meat when you buy A.1. and Kraft Barbecue sauce Tearpad
$.25/1 Kraft Barbecue Peelie
Pay 35¢ each if you have the peelie and your store doubles!

Krusteaz Cookie Mix – Bakery Style: Chocolate Chunk, Sugar, or Peanut Butter, 15.5 or 17.5 oz box – BOGO $2.19
$1/1 Krusteaz Cookie Mix 10/10/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Only 10¢ per box after coupon!

V8 Splash Beverage or Diet V8 Splash, Assorted Varieties, 64 ozbot, BOGO $2.85
$1/2 V8 Splash Beverages 10/3/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/20/2010)
Pay only 93¢ after coupon!

Quizno's Coupons

Quizno's has 5 new Quiznos coupons!!!

Each of the 5 coupons below are valid through November 9th…

$1 off a regular sub

$2 off a large sub

Perfect Pair: 2 regular subs, 2 chips and 2 bottled drinks for $12

Buy 1 sub and Get 1 sub of equal or lesser value free after 4 pm and all day on weekends

Bargain Bundle: 4 small subs or half Toasty favorite, 4 chips, and 4 bottled drinks for $20

(Thanks, Free Snatcher!)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Small Business Owners

Starting next week, I am going to try to post daily about either an online store or local business to share with my readers. I have a few already lined up, but I need more. If you would like for me to advertise your business on here, please email me at southernsavings@aol.com for more details.

Saturday Coupon Class

There will be a class Saturday morning at 9:30am in Northport. Class is $10 per person, but for this Saturday only, if you bring 3 friends with you, then you will get the class Free!!! Don't forget to register through email.

Frugal Christmas Ideas

Looking for some great frugal tips and ideas for Christmas. Send your favorite tips to southernsavings@aol.com to be posted on the blog.

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Coupon Class Schedule

Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at (southernsavings@aol.com or tlc1982@aol.com) if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person and include a packet of information and door prizes. All classes usually last about 2 hours.


All classes in Blue are private classes
All classes in Pink are open to public
Sunday, November 7th @ 12 noon (Crossway Church - Fosters, AL)
Tuesday, November 9th @ 6pm (Evergreen Baptist Church - Vance, AL)
Friday, November 12th @ 6:30pm (Private Class) (Woolbright)
Sunday, November 14th @ 2:30pm (Thorsby, AL)
Saturday, November 20th @ 10am (First Free Will Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Sunday, November 21st @ 3pm (Fort Payne, AL)
Monday, November 22nd @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Saturday, November 27th @ 10am (Goodwater, AL)
Tuesday, November 30th (Gilgal Church - Tuscaloosa, AL)
Thursday, December 2nd @ 3pm (Englewood School)
Sunday, December 5th @ 2:00pm (Private Class) (Hester)
Tuesday, December 7th @ 3:00pm (Alabama Power Company Meeting)
January 20th (Private Class) (Crocker)
January 23rd @ Centreville Chamber of Commerce

I am also taking bookings for churches, offices and home parties as well. For more information on those please email me.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coupon Party Dates for 2010

The 2010 year is coming to an end and I only have a few open dates for those that wish to have a coupon class at your home, church, or office in November or December. Hostess will get the class free and if you book a class before the end of the year you will get a coupon binder free. Dates opened are: November 2,5,11,12,13,29 and December 6,7 and 8. Book you party now before the dates get booked. Email Tara at southernsavings@aol.com for more details.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All You Magazine $7 for a year!!


Head over to I Heart Publix to see a great deal on the All You Magazine that is full of coupons!!

Colgate Toothbrush Coupon + Deal




Rite Aid currently has Colgate Toothbrushes on sale buy one get one free.
So you may want to use your coupon there to get 2 toothbrushes for around $0.50 each!
Here’s how:

*Select Colgate Toothbrushes Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Buy 2 Colgate Kids Toothbrushes priced around $2.99 each
Minus bogo sale = $2.99 for both
Use 2 $1/1 coupon found here
Final cost only $0.50 each!

Free Dove Deodorant Sample!


Just go here to score a FREE Dove Go Fresh Deodorant sample!
(Thanks, eeendeavors!)

Free Sample of Axe Deodorant


Just head on over here to request a FREE sample of Axe Dry Phoenix Deodorant! You do NOT need to be a Sam’s Club member to get this sample.

Boogie Wipes Coupon!


Boogie Wipes just released a new high value PDF coupon in celebration of Halloween! Just head on over here to print a coupon valid for $2 off one regular price 30 ct package of Boogie wipes, valid 10/28-11/01!


Walgreens Deal:
*Buy one 30 ct package of Boogie Wipes $3.99
Use the $2/1 coupon found here
Plus, stack with the $0.50/1 Walgreens coupon from the November coupon booklet
Final cost only $1.49!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Old Navy Sale!!!

Head over here to get $8 Kids Graphic Tees, $19 Adult Jeans and $14 Kids Jeans. In addition, you can get 50% off one outerwear item when you shop online and use coupon code OUTER50 (or if you prefer, you can shop in-store with this printable coupon).Plus, spend $50 or more (after you have applied the 50% off code) and you can get FREE shipping with the code ONSUPER50.

Taylor Swift Music on Amazon

Amazon has some great new deals on Taylor Swift's new album, Speak Now.
MP3 Download $3.99
Audio CD $8 with FREE shipping with Amazon Prime
This CD would make a great stocking stuffer!
(Thanks Couponing to Disney, and Free Snatcher!)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Coupon Class Schedule

Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at (southernsavings@aol.com or tlc1982@aol.com) if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person and include a packet of information and door prizes. All classes usually last about 2 hours.


All classes in Blue are private classes
All classes in Pink are open to public
Tuesday, October 26th @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Thursday, October 28th @ 5:00pm (Private Class)
Saturday, November 6th @ 9:30am (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Sunday, November 7th @ 12 noon (Crossway Church - Fosters, AL)
Tuesday, November 9th @ 6pm (Evergreen Baptist Church - Vance, AL)
Sunday, November 14th @ 2:30pm (Thorsby, AL)
Saturday, November 20th @ 10am (First Free Will Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Sunday, November 21st @ 3pm (Fort Payne, AL)
Monday, November 22nd @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Saturday, November 27th @ 10am (Goodwater, AL)
Tuesday, November 30th (Gilgal Church - Tuscaloosa, AL)
Thursday, December 2nd @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Sunday, December 5th @ 2:00pm (Private Class) (Hester)
January 20th (Private Class) (Crocker)
January 23rd @ Centreville Chamber of Commerce

I am also taking bookings for churches, offices and home parties as well. For more information on those please email me.

Attention Business Owners!

Do you have a small business that you would like to advertise on my blog?? If so, please email me at southernsavings@aol.com and I will be glad to post information about your business on here. Also, if you're company would like to host a giveaway on the blog please email me at southernsavings@aol.com or tlc1982@aol.com for more information.

CVS Deals

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see all the deals at CVS this week!

Thanksgiving Baskets + Coupon Classes

Dont forget to drop off your donations for the baskets before November 15th. Items can be dropped off at the open classes or you can email southernsavings@aol.com for more details. Thanks!!
**If you would like to attend a coupon class and you bring a bag of donation items then you can come to the class for only $5.00!

Rite Aid Deals

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see all the great deals at Rite Aid this week!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Coupon Class Schedule Updated

Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at (southernsavings@aol.com or tlc1982@aol.com) if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person and include a packet of information and door prizes. All classes usually last about 2 hours.


All classes in Blue are private classes
All classes in Pink are open to public
Tuesday, October 26th @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Thurday, October 28th @ 5:00pm (Private Class)
Sunday, November 7th (Crossway Church, Fosters, AL)
Monday, November 22nd @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Thursday, December 2nd @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Sunday, December 5th @ 2:00pm (Private Class)

I am also taking bookings for churches, offices and home parties as well. For more information on those please email me.

Monday, October 18, 2010

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.

**In order to get Swag Bucks you have to sign up on their website and search their website. If you have any questions, please email me.

I'm working on getting a wii for free! I'm redeeming every 450 swagbucks for a $5 gift card to Amazon.com. In the past few months I've already redeemed points for $200's worth of gift cards!! Happy Searching!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

CVS Deals

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see all the deals at CVS this week!

Sears: $10 off $20 Coupon

Sears just released a high value coupon! Go here to print a coupon good for $10 off $20 or more in apparel or accessories purchase in-store, valid thru 10/23.
*Exclusions do apply.
(Thanks, Coupons Equal Cash!)

Fall Coupon Class Blowout!

With the holidays right around the corner, I'm going to host a coupon class special for the first 10 people who book a class with me. Hostess will get the coupon class Free and will get a coupon binder with coupons for Free as well. Classes can be held at your church, home or office. I will travel out of town if needed. Contact Tara at southernsavings@aol.com for more information or to book a class. Class types: Couponing 101, Bride to Be Class, Mommy to Be Class, etc.

Rite Aid Deals

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see all the Rite Aid Deals this week!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hungry Man $2 Coupons


Just head on over to their Facebook page and click on the “Coupon” tab to print a SmartSource coupon valid for $2 off your next Hungry-Man dinner.
(Thanks, Chi-Town Cheapskate!)

Freebies: Glory Foods


Walmart is offering up a new FREE sample! Just go here to get a FREE Glory Food recipe booklet along with a FREE sample of Glory Foods Seasoned Cooking Base.
(Thanks, Mojo Savings!)

Wendy's Instant Win Game


Wendy’s has a new instant win game, Win Your Perfect Pair. Just take a quiz to find out which Wendy’s Pair best suits you. After playing, you may win one of thousands of instant win prizes… including a $5 Wendy’s Gift Card.

(Thanks, Mojo Savings!)

Coupon Class Schedule Updated

Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at (southernsavings@aol.com or tlc1982@aol.com) if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person and include a packet of information and door prizes. All classes usually last about 2 hours.


All classes in Blue are private classes
All classes in Pink are open to public

Sunday, October 17th @ 2:00pm (Thorsby, Alabama)
Sunday, October 24th @ 2:00pm (Bibb County Chamber of Commerce - Centreville, AL)
Tuesday, October 26th @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Thurday, October 28th @ 5:00pm (Private Class)
Thursday, November 4th @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Sunday, November 7th (Crossway Church, Fosters, AL)
Monday, November 22nd @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Thursday, December 2nd @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)

I am also taking bookings for churches, offices and home parties as well. For more information on those please email me.

Sample of Dole Fruit Bites


Head to the Dole Facebook page and click on the “Real Fruit” tab to request a FREE sample of Dole Real Fruit Bites!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thanksgiving Baskets

Dont forget to drop off your donations for the baskets before November 15th. Items can be dropped off at the open classes or you can email southernsavings@aol.com for more details. Thanks!!

Open Classea in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

I have added 4 more open coupon classes to the schedule this fall due to a large demand for the class. Classes will take place on Oct. 26th, November 4th and 22nd and December 2nd. All classes will be held at Five Points Baptist Church and will begin at 5:45pm. To sign up for a class email Tara at southernsavings@aol.com. Anyone who brings 5 friends with them to the class will get the class free. Class is $10 per person.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jimmy Dean Coupon


Head on over here and “Like” Jimmy Dean on Facebook, then click on the “Coupon” tab to access a $1 off ANY Jimmy Dean product coupon.
(Thanks, Printable Coupons and Deals!)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

California Pizza $2 Coupon!!


California Pizza Kitchen just released a new high value coupon! Just head on over here and you should see a link in the upper right hand corner that states, “Share These Videos and Get a $2 Coupon”. You will then need to share the video on either Facebook, Twitter or via email. (Thanks, eeendeavors!)

Target: FREE Cat Food


The Goodlife Recipe Food for Cats assorted varieties 3.5 oz $0.69 (price cut; regularly $0.79)

Use the $1/1 coupon from the 9/19 RP or 10/10 RP or found here (these coupons should automatically adjust down to $0.69)

Final Cost FREE!
(Thanks to Totally Target for the deal scenario and picture!)

Reader Savings!!

If you've had a good trip to the grocery store, let us all know. Please email details and pictures to southernsavings@aol.com to share on the blog. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Toys R Us: Iron Man Action Figures $3.99!!


Toys R Us has the Iron Man 2 Action Figures on sale this week for $4.99 (Reg $7.49). Plus, you can use the $1/1 coupon found here to get them for only $3.99!

Rachael Ray Magazine Offer $2.99 for 1 year!!


Currently, DiscountMags.com is offering up a 1 year subscription to Everyday With Rachael Ray Magazine for ONLY $2.99!! Just use coupon code 7975 at checkout.
(Thanks, Clever Couponing!)

Bath & Body Works Coupon


Bath & Body Works has a new coupon– FREE Signature Collection Body Care item (up to a $12 value) with ANY $10 purchase! This coupon is valid thru October 31st.
(Thanks, Miami Mommy Savings!)

Free Vaseline Sample


Go here to get a FREE sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue lotion!
(Thanks, Mojo Savings!)

Thanksgiving Baskets

Throughout the month of October and November start collecting grocery items for needy families in our area. If you coupon now, you will be able to grab a ton of items very very cheap. If we all join together we could create some great baskets to give to families around Thanksgiving. Think of how happy they would be to receive groceries for the holidays. If you would like to make a donation, email Tara at southernsavings@aol.com for drop off times and locations. Let's work together and make someone's Thanksgiving extra special!!!

Target Deals!!!

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see some great deals going on at Target right now!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Coupon Binders

Binders are ready for those that won them or ordered them. Email southernsavings@aol.com for pickup locations.

Fall Coupon Class Blowout!!!

With the holidays right around the corner, I'm going to host a coupon class special for the first 10 people who book a class with me. Hostess will get the coupon class Free and will get a coupon binder with coupons for Free as well. Classes can be held at your church, home or office. I will travel out of town if needed. Contact Tara at southernsavings@aol.com for more information or to book a class. Class types: Couponing 101, Bride to Be Class, Mommy to Be Class, etc.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tailgate Contest Vote Now!!!

Help one of my friends out my helping to vote for their tailgate event!! Everyone go to http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=439998294308 and like the Tidesports fan page then put in a vote for team three by pressing like under the video. THANKS!!!

Coupon Class Schedule

Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at (southernsavings@aol.com or tlc1982@aol.com) if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person and include a packet of information and door prizes. All classes usually last about 2 hours.

All classes in Blue are private classes
All classes in Pink are open to public
Tuesday, October 12th @ 6:30pm (Cottondale Baptist Church)
Thursday, October 14th @ 5:30pm (Five Points Baptist Church)
Sunday, October 17th @ 2:00pm (Thorsby, Alabama)
Sunday, October 24th @ 2:00pm (Bibb County Chamber of Commerce - Centreville, AL)
Thurday, October 28th @ 5:00pm (Private Class)
Sunday, November 7th (Crossway Church, Fosters, AL)

I am also taking bookings for churches, offices and home parties as well. For more information on those please email me.

New Toy Coupons!!!


Coupons.com just released lots of new toy coupons…
*$2/1 Playschool Lullaby Glowworm












Hurry and print these while they’re available!

(Thanks Coupon Katarina!)

Old Navy Jacket Sale $16!!!!


Old Navy is having a One Day Only Sale on jackets!! You can get a select number of jackets in the store for $16 and online!! Just head on over to OldNavy.com to browse the Jackets on sale TODAY only for $16 (regularly $29.50 to $49.50)!! And keep in mind that you can get FREE shipping with any $50 purchase with the code ONSHIP50 at checkout…consider purchasing 4 jackets and you’ll snag get shipping.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pampers to Grow Gifts


I have a new Pampers Gifts to Grow code to share with you! Just enter code FacebookOct2010 to get 10 more points!


(Thanks, One Momma Saving Money!)

P&G Coupons and Freebies!!!

P&G Everyday Solutions offers up new FREE samples and coupons to members every quarter. Just head on over here and login or register to get started.
(Thanks, Coupon Katarina!)




Saturday, October 2, 2010

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.

**In order to get Swag Bucks you have to sign up on their website and search their website. If you have any questions, please email me.

I'm working on getting a wii for free! I'm redeeming every 450 swagbucks for a $5 gift card to Amazon.com. In the past few months I've already redeemed points for $200's worth of gift cards!! Happy Searching!

Ways to Earn Gift Cards!!

Check out these websites where you can earn money or prizes by completing surveys, reading emails or searching the web.

Opinion Outpost Surveys

Every 50 points you earn $5
Check your inbox daily to see if there are any new surveys to take.

Inbox Dollars
Read daily emails to receive points.
Once you reach $30 they will send you a check.

Send Earnings
Read daily emails to receive points.
Once you reach $30 they will send you a check.

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

SwagBucks
See information below.

Mindfield Online
Take surveys to earn money.

My Survey
Banner Ad

HCD Surveys
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!)