Friday, April 8, 2011

Ordering Coupons??

Do you ever want muliples of certain coupons?? If so, head over to Coupons and Things by Dede where you can order coupons from newspapers!!

Adoption Silent Auction

Mega Swag Bucks!!

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B'Ham Sunday Newspaper $0.55!!!!

Check out this AMAZING deal that is going on right now for the B'Ham Newspaper!!! You can get a B'Ham Sunday Newspaper for only $0.55 for 26 weeks!! Call Now because this is a limited time offer!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Thoughts on Extreme Couponing

Did you watch the new episodes of Extreme Couponing??

Well, I did and let me just go ahead and say that in order to coupon, you don’t have/need to go that extreme!!!! I was blown away by the toilet paper under the kids beds and the food items in some of the ladies bedrooms/closets. I mean really, are they going to eat that much before it expires??

If you are new to couponing, please don’t let that show scare you away from couponing!! I’ve been couponing for over 5 years and my stockpile looks nothing like that. Yes, stockpiling is the key to couponing, but you don’t need to stockpile for months or even years, you only need enough to last you about 4-6 weeks because typically those items will go back on sale again. (This is my method and it saved us over $7000 last year alone and we’ve been able to bring our grocery bill down to $20-$30 per week)

Now, let’s say you can get something free, then go ahead and get as many as you can and DONATE it!! There are a ton of organizations out there that would love those items, so instead of letting the items sit in your closets of up underneath your kids beds, give it to others. The sad part of this show is that most stores will probably change their policies after seeing the ladies shop like this every week. Keep in mind that a store has the right to change their policy at any time and I’ve heard that Publix will be changing their policy again soon. If any store changes it policy, I’ll be posting it on the website ASAP. (I’m hoping the policies stay the same, because surely the corporate office realizes that every woman/man out there that uses coupons, doesn’t shop like this)

Don’t worry though!!! You can still save a ton of money by using coupons the right way and my not going overboard with coupons. Just stockpile enough to last you about 4-6 weeks when an item is on sale and you will start to see the savings before long.

So, will I continue to watch the show?? Probably yes, however, I don’t plan on going that extreme any time soon and I don’t plan on storing items under beds, in closets, or in my little boys play room. What are your thoughts about the show last night??

Advance Class Update

I’ve had a HUGE response to the advance class and my first one is already full. I am looking now to have another one in May. Would anyone be willing to host this class?? (Hostess gets class FREE) We will need a room that has a computer and a projector and one that can accommodate 15 people. If you would like to host one, here are the dates and times I am looking at:
Saturday, May 21st @ 8:00am-9:30am
Saturday, May 28th @ 8:00am-9:30am
Just email me at if you’re interested in hosting this class. Thanks!!

Current Giveaway

We’re so close to hitting 2,000 fans on facebook that I wanted to hold a little giveaway for all of my great fans. Here is how the giveaway will work: Share the facebook page with your friends, and have them become a fan of Southern Savings and Deals on facebook. They must comment on the wall that you sent them. The winner with the most referrals will win a ticket to a couponing class (Regular or Advanced) and a coupon binder!!! (up to a $40 value!!) (Giveaway will end on April 10th @ 6pm) Winner will be announced Monday.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Advance Coupon Class Details!!

Did you come to a coupon class hosted by Southern Savings and Deals and since then you’ve become addicted to couponing but you still want to learn how to cut your budget back even more?? If so, then this advance class is for you!!!

Class will include the following:

  • CVS & Rite Aid (Much more detailed!!)

  • Transaction scenarios to run at CVS & Rite Aid

  • Stockpiling Organization Tips

  • How to use Overage toward your Advantage

  • Ordering Coupons

  • Mail in Rebates

  • Coupon Swap (Bring coupons if you would like to swap)

  • Plus more!!

    Class will be $15 per person and is limited to the first 15 people to sign up for the class.
    **You are required to take the regular coupon class before attending this class.

    Date: Saturday, April 16th
    Time: 8:00am -9:30am
    Location: Northport Heritage Museum (Located beside Northport Community Center)

    **A light breakfast will be served. (If you would like to bring anything please let me know).

    ** To register for class, please email Tara @ Hurry now before all the spots are taken!!! (If there is a large interest in this class, we will have another one next month)

    Also, if you register, please email me a list of questions that you would like answered in the class or any topic that you would like for me to cover. Thanks!
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    Rite Aid: FREE NYC Nail Polish

    This week at Rite Aid NYC Cosmetics are 40% off. This makes the sale price on nail polish $0.60.

    Buy 2 NYC Nail Polish $1.20

    $1.50/2 – NYC Cosmetics – (

    Final Price: Free

    J&J Character Bandaids $0.99 each!

    Johnson & Johnson Character Band-Aids are on sale at select Walgreens for only $1.99 until 4/30.

    Johnson & Johnson Character Band-Aids $1.99

    $2.00/2 – Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash, Stayfree, Carefree, Zyrtec, Aveeno, Band-Aid, Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages or Neosporin Products – (

    Final Price: $0.99 each when you buy 2

    Walgreens: Colgate Wisp $0.25 each!

    Colgate Wisp are on sale now thru 4/30 at Walgreens for Buy One Get One Free. Here’s how to get one for only $0.25!

    Colgate Wisp, 4 pack $2.49

    Buy One Get One Free

    Use 2 $1.00/1 – Colgate Wisp – (

    Final Price: $0.25 each

    Extreme Couponing on TLC

    The new series starts tomorrow night on TLC. Who is planning on watching it?? Also, once it's over, let me know what you think??

    Super Deals at Publix starting tomorrow!!

    Head on over to I Heart Publix to see the super deals at Publix starting in the morning!!

    My favorite deals are as follows:

    Wishbone Salad Dressing (Free + Overage)

    Green Giant Steamers ($0.20 each)

    Land O Frost Deli Meat ($1.25 per package)

    Oral B Toothbrush (Free + Overage)

    Sargento Cheese ($1 per package)

    Purina Beggin Strips (Free)

    Glass Plus ($0.25 per bottle)

    What are you looking forward to being on sale??

    Hosting a Coupon Class??

    If you're interested in hosting a coupon party for yourself, your friends and your family then please email me at to reserve your date. I only have about 3 dates left for April and then a few for May. I am also booking for June and July now as well.

    **Hostess gets the class FREE!! Classes are just $10 per person and you only have to have a minimum of 15 people come. (Prices for Tuscaloosa only)

    Coupon Class Schedule

    Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at ( if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person (unless noted below) 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.

    April 7th @ 6:00pm (Private Class) (Palmer)

    April 9th @ 1pm (Tuscaloosa South Church of Nazarene)

    April 11th @ 5:45pm (Private Class) (University of Alabama)

    April 12th @ 5:30pm (Private Class)

    April 14th @ 6:00pm (Private Class) (Reed)

    April 18th @ 6:30pm (Private Class) (Smith)

    April 19th @ 5:15pm (Private Class) (Cardiology Consultants)

    April 21st @ 6pm (Cottondale Community Church)

    April 25th @ 5:30pm (Private Class) (Tuscaloosa Surgical Center)

    April 28th @ 3:15pm (Private Class) (Flatwoods Elem. School)

    May 1st @ 2:00pm (Private Class) (ACA)

    May 1st @ 5:30pm (Christ Harbor Church) (Northport, AL)

    VACATION (May 3rd - 8th)

    May 10th @ 5:30pm (Private Class) (Didyoung)

    May 13th (Private Class) (Bama Bounders)

    May 14th @ 9:30am (Carrollton, AL)

    May 14th @ 1:30pm (Demopolis, AL)

    May 22nd @ 2pm (Private Class) (West Blocton)

    May 2011 (Summerdale, AL ) Time & Location TBA

    June 12th @ 5:30pm (Snead)

    If you are interested in hosting a class at your home, church or office, please email me at for details. Hostess gets the class FREE!!!!!

    **Register for any class at!**

    Monday, April 4, 2011

    CVS Coupon!!!

    Just head on over to the CVS Facebook page, “like” them, and fill out your info to get a $5 off $40 or more in-store purchase coupon! This coupon will be sent to you via email. Use this coupon to sweeten the weekly deals even more!

    Dollar General: FREE Dog Treats

    Dollar General has Pedigree Dentastix (2.2oz) on sale buy one at $2 get one FREE! Even better, you can use the $1/1 coupons available here to get FREE Pedigree Dentastix!

    *Pedigree Dentastix (2.2oz) buy one at $2 get one FREE

    Use 2 $1/1 coupons found here Final cost – 2 bags for FREE!

    (Thanks, The Coupon Centsation & Sarah’s Deals!)

    FREE Veggie Tale Song

    Head on over here and click on “Get Started”, then enter code myveggie and your email address to download a FREE VeggieTales song featuring your kid’s own name (if it’s available in their name selection)! (Thanks, Savings & Stewardship!)

    Tuscaloosa Groupon Deal: Sassy Britches $50 for only $25!!!

    Are you in need of a new summer dress, top or even a cute purse?? If so, then you don't want to miss this AMAZING deal at Groupon right now. You can get a $50 gift certificate to Sassy Britches in Tuscaloosa for only $25!!! Hurry Now!!