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Print Your Coupons
The end of the month is just two days away. Print your coupons before they're gone. New coupons will be listed on November 1, 2010. I've printed some favorites and will hold them in hopes of a sale. Print this one out for some cheap sugar: Smartsource: Dixie Crystals Sugar $0.75/1 This will double to $1.50 at both Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter. The last time I had this coupon, ...
Kraft Shredded Cheese for $0.88 a Bag
I've told you before and I'll tell you again- I LOVE cheese! I don't think I go a day without eating some type of cheese. And usually I have 6-8 different types in my fridge at a time. Cheese is pretty pricey so anytime I can get a good deal on it, I stock up. This week there's a great deal going on at Lowe's Food stores. So here's the steal: All bags of shredded Kraft Cheese are on sal...
Harris Teeter Super Doubles!!
It's happening again! Harris Teeter is doing “Super Doubles” from November 3-9. With plenty of advanced notice, now's the time to gather all your high value coupons so that you are prepared next Wednesday. For those of you that are new to couponing, “Super Doubles” means that they will double any coupon up to $1.98. However, the upc barcode on the coupon must begin with a number ...
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
So my little "Harriet Potter" has been having a BLAST with the PS3 Lego Harry Potter game and as if that wasn't enough, my In-Laws got her the coolest Lego set around. It's the Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle! This isn't the ordinary "Lego" set that I grew up with. This Lego set has hinges and doors, flames on torches, stairs that swivel, and much, much more. It's AMAZING! My In-Laws had as...
Happy 5th Birthday, Emma!!!
My baby is turning 5 today. She is SOOO excited about this age, and the fact that the dentist told her 2 days ago that her two bottom teeth were loose. I keep telling her she's going to look like a jack-o-lantern but she doesn't seem to mind:) I received the Picaboo book in the mail yesterday and it's all wrapped up and ready for Emma to open up. It came out REALLY nice. Can't believe I...
Free Picaboo Photobook!
I just found out from My Baton Rouge Mommy that Picaboo is offering new customers a FREE large Classic book from October 15 to 25th by using code FALLBK. I'm a little behind on my photobooks these days, so I spent the day today working on Emma's birthday party from last year. I've always loved scrapbooking but can't seem to find the time lately. Making a photobook is similar to scrapbook...
How to Get 5 Packages of Cheese for $3.38
I LOVE cheese! I should have probably been born a mouse:) It's one of those foods that I can eat every single day and I never get tired of it. I was thrilled to get 5 packages of it at Harris Teeter for only $3.38 today. I picked up 4 bags of shredded cheese and 1 package of Cracker Barrel Cheddar slices. All of them were on sale. The shredded cheeses were on sale 2 for $4 and the...
Groupon: Top Deals for September 3
I LOVE Groupon! I purchased 3 different ones this year.  The first was for a 90-minute massage from Massage Envy for only $49 (Retails for $114).  The second one was for a Gap store certificate for $25 (Retails for $50) and the most recent one was for Papa Murphy's Pizza.  This one was only $8 and it retails for $20.  Someone's having pizza in the next couple days! Here's the list of th...
Vita Mix Blender – The Kitchen Appliance No Home Should Be Without
I've got to be honest with you. I hate infomercials. I also don't care much for sales Kiosks where fast-talking snake oil salesmen wearing headset microphones attempt to mesmerize you with their clever words and trivial knowledge. In fact, the Vita Mix blender Kiosk at our local Costco had been up and running for several months before we finally approached it during one of our latest visits. Prior...
Today Only: Get $50 Worth of Gap Apparel for ONLY $25
Groupon is having a wonderful deal today. You can get $50 worth of Gap Apparel (including sale items) for ONLY $25. This deal is valid at all the Gap Stores. Don't miss out- you can use this for back-to-school shopping or even for holiday gifts. The certificate is valid for use through November 19, 2010.

Earth Fare- Kids Eat Free on Thursdays

Posted By: Elena on March 16, 2010 in Earth Fare - Comments: 1 Comment »

According to an email that I received from Earth Fare today- Kids now eat free on Thursdays! Enjoy!!

Year-long Guide to What’s Cheapest When

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The Coupon Queen, Jill Cataldo, of Super-Couponing says that “in addition to the constantly rotating 12-week price cycle at the grocery store, there’s also a year-long cycle in which various products are featured at deeper discounts during certain times.”

She shared a month-by-month guide to all the sale items you should expect to see throughout the year.

Here is that handy guide:

January: Hot cereals, chili, bagged chips and 2-liters of soda. Remember, it’s Super Bowl this month. Much of the year-long promotional cycle for retailers corresponds to key dates and celebrations in the regular seasonal and holiday calendar.

February: Canned Food Month. It’s a great time to stock up on canned fruits and vegetables.

March: National Frozen Food Month. This is the lowest cycle low for frozen foods. This is a wonderful time to stock up, especially if you own a second freezer!

April: Natural and organic. Because Earth Day is held in April, there are many promotions on natural, healthy and organic products.

May: Summer lead-in promotions will bring good prices on anything barbecue- and cookout-related, because Memorial Day is approaching. Look for good prices on condiments, ground meat, burger patties and buns, paper plates and salad dressings.

June: National Dairy Month. This month marks the lowest price points for dairy products in the year-long cycle. While it’s not easy to stock up on milk or ice cream you can at least enjoy lower prices on milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream in June. Remember to bring those prices down even more by using coupons.

July: Mid-summer promotions feature more of the same items featured in May. Look for more deals on condiments and meat (steaks and pork chops, especially) and deals on charcoal, bug repellant and soda.

August: Breakfast focus. Look for good prices on cereals, frozen waffles and toaster pastries. School supply deals will be in full swing, too.

September: Back to School and National Organic Month. School lunch snacks (pudding cups, fruit snacks, granola bars) will all be on sale. Packaged lunchmeats and cheese will take a price dip here, too, as will many organic products.

October: Frozen Food Festival is the second cycle-low for frozen foods. Note that it’s exactly six months after National Frozen Food Month! Baking season begins here, too, and we’ll see sugar, flour, baking products and cake/cookie mixes on sale.

November: Hot beverages. Tea, coffee and cocoa will all be on sale. Canned soup will also take a nice dip in price. And, of course, anything remotely Thanksgiving-related will be on sale, too: stuffing mixes, cranberry sauce, pie crusts and the like.

December: It’s party platter month! Deals abound on cold cuts, cheeses, crackers, chips, dips and anything related to entertaining. Hams will drop in price, as will potatoes, both regular baking potatoes and sweet potatoes.

I would recommend keeping this list in your coupon organizer. This way, you know which items to look for on any given month and when it’s a good time to stock up on a specific item.

Special thanks to Jill Cataldo for this wonderful list!

Earth Grains Bread

Posted By: Elena on March 12, 2010 in All Natural, Coupons - Comments: No Comments »

I recently purchased Earth Grains Whole Wheat Bread. We enjoyed it very much and LOVE that it’s 100% natural.

You can print out a coupon for $0.75 off a loaf from their site. If your store doubles coupons, as does mine, you will be able to save $1.50. This past week Harris Teeter had the loaf on sale for $2.50, so with this coupon, you’d only pay $1 for 100% natural bread!

Earth Fare Coupons

Posted By: Elena on March 11, 2010 in Earth Fare - Comments: No Comments »

3 new wonderful coupons from Earth Fare arrived in my inbox this week. Make sure you sign up for their newsletter so that you can access these coupons too!

Get a FREE 5 lb. bag of Organic Russet Potatoes (valid from 3/10 -3/16) and $1 off per pound of Beef Brisket or Corned Brisket (valid 3/14 -3/24).

This next coupon is specifically for the following 4 locations: Raleigh, NC, Greenville, SC, Rockhill, SC and Augusta, GA. You will receive a 3 lb. of organic Pink Lady apples for FREE with any purchase. This coupon is valid from 3/11 through 3/14.

Whole Foods Market Deals

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Special thanks to Maggie of My Baton Rouge Mommy for the wonderful job she does in listing all the Whole Foods Market Deals along with the coupon match-ups.

Please keep in mind that Whole food prices vary from region to region and store to store so the prices at your local store may not match the prices in this list.

Pick up a copy of The Whole Deal on your way in the door or print a few HERE to save even more.

Broccoli Crowns $1.29/lb

Organic Gala apples $1.49/lb

Boneless Beef Top Sirloin Steaks $5.99/lb

Annie’s Homegrown Macaroni & Cheese 3/$4.00

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze $3.50
Mar/Apr Whole Deal save $1.00
(02/28 SS) save $1.00
Final Price, $2.50 or $1.50 (if your store will let you stack)

Odwalla Drinks $2.50
Printable Coupon Save $1.00/2
Stack with Mar/Apr Whole Deal coupon save $0.50/1
Final Price, $2.00 or $1.50 each (if your store will let you stack)

Ongoing Deals/Unadvertised Deals (Since these deals are unadvertised, they may be different at each store)

365 canned Beans (variety) $0.99

365 Organic canned Beans (variety) $1.49

365 Broth 32oz. box $1.99

365 Macaroni and Cheese boxes $0.99

365 canned coconut milk (reg. & light) $1.49

365 Frozen Pepperoni Pizza $3.99

365 Cage-Free large dozen eggs $2.39

Nature’s Path Waffles $2/$5.00
Jan/Feb Whole Deal save $1.50/2
Final Price, $3.50/2 or $1.75 each

Seventh Generation Baby Diapers or Training Pants $9.99
Printable Coupon Save $1.00/1
Printable Coupon Save $2.00/1
Final, $8.99 or $7.99

Yogi Tea Detox Teas $2.99
(01/24 SS) save $1.00 (regional)
Final price, $1.99

Clif Bars $1.00
March Whole Deal Save $1.00/2
Final price, $0.50

Seventh Generation Cleaning products $2.99
Look for hangtag coupons on bottles save $2.00/2
Mar/Apr Whole Deal coupon booklet coupon save $1.00/1
Final Price, $1.99 or $0.99 (if your stores allows stacking)

Fruit 2 Day 2pk. $2.50
Printable Coupon save $1.00
Final price, $1.50

Morning Star Veggie Medley Burger $2.50
Look for tearpad coupons to save $0.75/1 (I found these at Winn Dixie and other stores- come 4 to a sheet)
Final Price, $1.75

Silk SoyMilk 1/2 gallon $2.99
(02/21 SS) save $1.00 (regional)
Final Price, $1.99

Imagine Soups 2/$4.00
Jan/Feb Whole Deal save $0.75/2
Printable Coupon save $3.00/3
Final Price, 3/$3.00 or 2/$3.25 (may be able to stack)

Goodbelly Plus Juice Drink $3.00
Printable Coupon Save $1.50/1
Final: $1.50

Wholly Guacamole $2.99
(01/31 RP) save $1.00/1
Final Price, $1.99

Kashi Heart to Heart Cereal, $3.00- $3.99
VocalPoint homemailer coupon FREE and save $1.50
Printable Coupon save $1.50/1 (IE) or HERE (FF)
Final Price, FREE – $2.49

Back To Nature Crackers $2.50
Back To Nature Cookies $2.50
Jan/Feb Whole Deal Buy One Cookies – Get Crackers FREE
Final Price, $2.50 for both

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze $3.99
Jan/Feb Whole Deal save $1.00
Final price, $2.99

Quorn frozen items $4.99
Jan/Feb Whole Deal save $1.00
Final price, $3.99

Celestial seasonings Teas $2.49-2.99
Jan/Feb Whole Deal save $1.00
Final price, $1.49-$1.99

DeLallo Organic Whole Wheat Pasta $3.00
Jan/Feb Whole Deal save $1.00/2
Final price, $2.50 each

Select Chef Paul’s Seasonings $3.29
Printable Coupon save $1.00/2
Final Price, $2.79

Earth’s Best Cookies asst.: $2.50
Printable Coupon Save $1.00/2
Final: $2.00

Earth’s Best Baby Food Jars: $.89
Printable Coupon Save $1.00 off 6
Final: $0.72 each

Rice Select Organic Coupon

Posted By: Elena on March 10, 2010 in Coupons, Organic - Comments: No Comments »

Here’s a great coupon for $2 off any 1 Rice Select product.

You can view all 5 of their organic products here.

Organic Valley Coupons

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I’m LOVING the Organic Valley cottage cheese….it’s yummy! Here are 8 new coupons available from Organic Valley. Enjoy!

Happy Baby Food Coupon

Posted By: Elena on March 8, 2010 in Baby Food, Happy Baby - Comments: No Comments »

Here’s a great coupon for $1 off 2 items from Happy Baby. It expires on April 1, 2010, so you have plenty of time to use it. It’s also in PDF format, so you can save it and print it out when you need it.

Thanks, Carie!

The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half: Review

Posted By: Elena on March 6, 2010 in Coupon Mom - Comments: No Comments »

I recently checked out The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half by Stephanie Nelson from the library. I was interested in learning new couponing tips from the “famous” Coupon Mom. Her book was definitely helpful and had a lot of good points.

She thoroughly covers her website (couponmom.com) and all the services she provides through it in the book. I have since signed up for her “grocery alerts” in the grocery coupon database and was pleased to receive my first one this week.

Here are the tips/information that I found to be most useful in this book:

  • In reference to grocery store ads- “You can be reasonably sure that front-page items are deeply discounted.

I always look through the grocery store ads wondering what is a TRUE “steal” vs. what is just being advertised for $0.02 less than usual. It’s nice to learn that the front-page has those items that have true deep discounts. Maybe I’ll just focus on the front page from now on:)

  • “Making one well-planned shopping trip per week is the key ingredient to slimmer grocery bills.”

I totally believe this.  I know that every time I step into a grocery store, I’m going to spend money.  Regardless of how much, each time you spend a little, it begins to add up to A LOT.  By planning your trip and going once a week, you should be able to slim down your total spending.

  • “Manage leftovers: One shelf of your refrigerator needs to become the Leftover Holding Area, where surplus ingredients await their next chance to grace your table. For the average family of four, eliminating food waste translates to at least $50 per month in grocery savings.”

I’m definitely more aware of this now and have been making Wednesday (that’s our garbage night) our leftover night as I like to clean out the fridge that day. We all eat different things, but avoid wasting food. And, it gives me a break from cooking in the middle of the week.

  • “Consider the face value on a coupon as merely the starting point.”

I LOVE this one.  It is so true!  I used coupons in the past for their face value and now that I have learned to combine sales with coupons and to stack coupons, I realize that the face value, is definitely JUST the starting point.

  • “Think of coupon use as part-time employment. If you can save $50 a week with one or two hours of planning, that’s not a bad hourly wage for a “job” that requires no performance review and is entirely recession-proof!”

So true.  I’m always so excited when I get home from the grocery store and I have a receipt that’s the length of my arm.  This means many coupons were deducted and I saved LOTS of money.  When I spend $50 and save $80, it definitely feels good.  And although I’m not getting “paid” to save, I know I am saving our family lots of money that can be applied towards other things we need.

If you are looking for more tips and information about couponing, I would definitely recommend The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half, her website Couponmom.com or her You Tube videos (see Coupon Mom in action).  I think even “varsity shoppers” can learn from this wonderful couponer!

Mambo Sprouts- Great Coupons!

Posted By: Elena on March 5, 2010 in Coupons, Mambo Sprouts - Comments: No Comments »


Mambo Sprouts has a whole bunch of new printable coupons available on their site!

The coupons include:

$1/6 Earth’s Best Baby Food
$1/1 Seventh Generation Diapers or Wipes
$1/1 any Explorer’s Bounty item
$0.50/1 Florida Crystals® Organic and Natural Sugar Products
$1/1 Canus Goat’s Milk, Nature’s Dog or Li’l Goat’s Milk Lotion or Wash, 16 oz.
$1/1 Country Choice Organic Product
$1/2 Lifeway ProBugs
$2/1 RESCUE Remedy, Sleep, Energy or Cream
$5/1 Bach Emotional Eating Support Kit
$2/1 Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Certified Sugar, Molasses or Honey
$1/2 Magic Seasoning Blends
$1/4 Wallaby Organic 6 oz. Yogurts

Special thanks to My Dallas Mommy!

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