Friday, June 17, 2011

Meal Plan

To give you an idea of what our family meal plan looks like. Here is ours for the next week or so. Enjoy and please share any recipes you have with us all as well!

Saturday (Lunch) -- Chicken Popper Wrap & Chips

Saturday (Dinner) -- Tacos/Taco Salads

Sunday (Lunch) -- Pick up lunch

Sunday (Dinner) -- BLT Sandwiches & Chips

Monday (Dinner) -- Pizza from Hungry Howies

Tuesday (Dinner) -- Cheeseburger Meatloaf, Mashed Pot., Fried Squash, Black Eyes Peas

Wednesday (Dinner) -- Santa Fe Chicken Wrap & Chips

Thursday (Dinner) -- Cream Cheese Enchiladas

Friday (Dinner) -- Baked Fish, Brown Rice, Broccoli, Rolls

**Leftovers and sandwiches for lunch during the week**

Tuscaloosa News Coupon Article

If you missed the coupon article in the Tuscaloosa News back in March, you can now view it online here.

** I saved $543.31 and only spent $1.23!!! Yes, it is possible to save money with coupons and I would love to teach you all the tips and secrets. Classes can be held anywhere in Alabama and hostess gets class FREE. Email for more details!

Mega Swag Bucks Today!!!

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 450 to get a $5 Amazon Giftcard! Good Luck! And if you haven't joined yet, you can do so HERE.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

No Plain T's

No Plain T’s offers some of the most affordable and precious headbands, necklaces and pins that I have ever seen! These pieces are so cute and will definitely turn your plain t-shirt into something something much cuter. Be sure to check them out and tell them Southern Savings and Deals sent you.

RBT Bags

Are these checkbook covers not the cutest thing??

RBT Bags has some of the cutest products and you will definelty want to check them out!


Just remove the checks from your old checkbook cover, insert into this one, and write your checks in style! Also works great for organizing cash, receipts and coupons. They come with an elastic closure to help keep your pen and any odds and ends that you stash in there safely contained.

These are primarily made from oilcloth remnants and the interior lining is always chosen at random from the scraps we have in stock, so you'll be surprised by what you see inside your checkbook cover!

Swab 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 $300's worth of gift cards!! Happy Searching!

Kroger: Cheap Huggies Wipes

This week Kroger is having a Mega 5 Event! If you buy 5 participating items you will save $5.00 instantly. Huggies Wipes are $2.49; combine with the promotion and coupon, and you can pick up wipes for only $0.99 or less! Promotion is valid through 6/18.

Buy 5 Huggies Wipes, 64 ct. $2.49

Save $5.00 Instantly when you buy 5

Use 5 $0.50/1 Huggies Wipes from SS 6/12

Final Price: $0.99 each when you buy 5

NOTE: If your local Kroger store doubles, you could receive these for as low as $0.49 each!

CVS: Free Candy Bar!

Head over HERE to print a CVS coupon good for one free Hershey’s Air Delight Chocolate Bar at CVS.

UP2U Gum $0.28 at Walmart

UP2U Mentos Gum is $1.28 at Walmart. There was a $1.00 off coupon for UP2U gum in the 6/5 Smart Source. With coupon you can pick up a pack for only $0.28!

Target: Free Shout Wipes

There is a new printable coupon for $1.00 off any Shout Product. Use the coupon at Target and pick up a trial size pack for FREE!

$1.00/1 – Shout Product, Any – (

Target's New Coupon Policy

Target now has a new coupon policy. Check out part of the policy regarding a few items below.

Buy One Get One Free Coupons (BOGO):

  • BOGO coupons cannot be combined (i.e. you cannot use two BOGO coupons on two items and get both for free). Unless stated otherwise on the coupon, the use of one Buy One Get One Free coupon requires that two of the valid items are presented at checkout of which one item will be charged to the guest and the 2nd item will be discounted by its full retail price.

  • A second cents-off coupon of the same type cannot be redeemed towards the purchase price of the first item.

  • If a Target BOGO coupon is used, one additional manufacturer coupon maybe used on the first item.

  • If a Manufacturer BOGO coupon is used, one additional Target coupon may be used on the first item.

Internet (Print-at-Home) Coupons:

  • We gladly accept valid internet coupons that contain a clear and scannable bar code.We do not accept internet coupons for free items with no purchase requirements.

Mobile Coupons:

  • Guests can receive Target Mobile Coupons by signing up for Text Alerts at or by texting COUPONS to 827438 (TARGET).· Message and data rates may apply. See site for full details.

  • To redeem, simply show your coupon barcode to the cashier. With one simple scan, all applicable coupons are applied.

Walgreens: Dial Lotion Deal

Dail Nutriskin lotion 12 or 21 oz Buy 1 get 1 FreeBuy 2 Dial Nutriskin 12oz lotions $4.99 each

Minus Buy 1 get 1 Free sale = $4.99 for both

Use 2 $2/1 coupons found in the 6/12 RP

(Or use 2 $1/1 Dial Nutriskin coupon found here (must “like” on Facebook) )

Final cost as low as $0.99 total – just $0.50 each!

Coupon Train??

Would anyone be interested in a coupon train?? A coupon train is where you send coupons to one person and another person will send them to you. You can request certain coupons and it's a fun way to get multiple of coupons that you need. If so, email to sign up.

Coupon Success Stories

Has couponing allowed your family to either go on a vacation, get out of debt, create an emergency fund, pay for a car, home, etc.? If so, we would all love to hear your stories. Please send stories to Tara at Stories will be posted on the Blog and Website for all to see. :)

Croc Sale

Are you in need of Crocs for your family? If so, head over to Zulily where they are having a HUGE Sale on crocs. I just bought a pair for $14.99 (Reg. Price $30!)

Coupon Class

Are you new to couponing and you want to learn all the secrets and tips to saving money in the grocery store?? If so, you should host a coupon class for your friends and family members. It's super easy and the best part is you get the class FREE!!! Class for your guests range from $10 - $15 depending on your location. (I will travel all over Alabama and to MS and TN at this time) For more information, email Also, if you book a class this week, I'll throw in a ticket to the advance class for FREE as well just for you!!!!

Ebates: 51% Cash Back

Once again, Ebates is offering up 51% cash back on purchases! If you need to purcahse any magazines for your family, now is the time to do it!!!

Here are a few of my favorite Magazine Offers on sale right now:

Family Fun $9.95 for 10 issues

Better Homes $9.97 for 7 issues

Parents $9.97 for 12 issues!! (Great coupons for diapers)

*Go here to create an Ebates account or login to your existing account.

*Type “” in the search box.
*Click on the link and you will be redirected to their site.

*A few days after doing this (maybe sooner) check your Ebates account. You should see a $5 sign up bonus (if you’re new and purchased the 2 year subscription) and a 26% cash back credit!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Office Max: Free Sharpies!

OfficeMax released some money-saving printable coupons, valid through June 18th! Just head on over here to check them all out. One coupon to note is valid for a FREE 5-pack of SHARPIE Generation Accent Highlighters ($2.99 value!). * Note you will need to bring in the actual online coupons in order to redeem them in-store.
(Thanks, Penny Pinchin’ Mom!)

Free Dial Body Wash at Wal-Mart!!!

Travel Size Dial body wash $0.97

Use the $2/1 coupon found in the 6/12 RP (Not all regions received this coupon. )

Final cost FREE + $1.03 in coupon overage to go towards other items!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Power Cooking and Saving Classes!!!

Are you a busy mom or just a woman looking for a way to get meals on the table faster + save money while doing it??? If so, then you don't want to miss this class. Kristy Jackson, a pampered chef consultant will be teaming up with Tara at Southern Savings and Deals to teach you how to cook great meals for your family, fast and affordable!! For more information on these classes, please email Tara @ Our first class will be in July in Tuscaloosa. Mark your calendars now!!!

Thirty One Bag for only $9!!!!! (June only)

Thirty-One has something AWESOME for you in June! This is our Large Utility Tote, and it’s one of my favorite products that Thirty One offers. I use it for everything!

You will love this tote and it's yours for only $9 when you purchase $31 worth of Thirty One products. Also, if you order directly through me ( I will cover half of your shipping costs!! Don't delay!!

Bounce Giveaway!

Head on over to the Bounce Facebook page and click on the “Dryer Bar Giveaway” tab to try and win a FREE Bounce Dryer bar! Through 6/16, 750 dryer bars will be given away! …And you’ll be able to try again starting 6/17 and then again on 6/24 for even more chances to win!
(Thanks for the reminder, Coupon Pro!)

Taco Bell: $0.99 CrunchWrap Supreme!!

Through June 18th, Taco Bell is offering up Crunchwrap Supremes for only $0.99 – no coupon needed! * Limit 2 per person.
(Thanks, West Michigan Mommy!)

Coupon Classes

New OPEN Classes have been posted!!! Also, I am now scheduling classes for June, July and August if you would like to host a class. (Hostess gets the class FREE!!) (I will travel outside Tuscaloosa if needed)

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 Open Classes

All classes Red are Private Classes

June 14th @ 6:00pm (ADVANCE) (Cottondale Community Church) ($15 per person)

June 20th @ 5:30pm (University Child Development Center) (Private Class)

June 25th @ 1:00pm (Craftworks Creamics)

Kanagroo Express: Free Refills!!

If you happen to live near a Kangaroo Express, you may want to consider purchasing a Kangaroo refillable cup for $6.99. Simply purchase the refillable cup and you can fill it up with your favorite ice-cold fountain and frozen drinks all summer long for FREE!
Click here for more information or to find a Kangaroo Express near you.

Target Weekly Deals

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

Hosting a Coupon Class

Are you new to couponing and you want to learn all the secrets and tips to saving money in the grocery store?? If so, you should host a coupon class for your friends and family members. It's super easy and the best part is you get the class FREE!!! Class for your guests range from $10 - $15 depending on your location. (I will travel all over Alabama and to MS and TN at this time) For more information, email Also, if you book a class this week, I'll throw in a ticket to the advance class for FREE as well just for you!!!!