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Coupon for a FREE full sized body wash at CVS!

10 May


If you’re planning on popping in to a CVS anytime soon be sure to take THIS COUPON for a FREE FULL SIZED body wash with you! Even if you don’t need it for yourself, this would be a great item to put in your DONATE pile!!

Target Take 2…Spent $19 SAVED $38!

28 Mar

This is IT. I ‘m done buying toys for my babies for a while. My last 2 shopping trips has allowed me to buy- 2 Ariel princess dolls and 1 Dora Easter DVD for the girls Easter baskets, 1 fisher price wheelies toy for Hoke’s birthday in August, 1 Memory card game for Henley’s birthday next week, 1 Candyland, 1 Cootie game, and 1 Play Doh Swirling Shake Shoppe toy  for the girls’ Christmas, and 1 Chutes and ladder game to DONATE! All in all I spent only $49 and I saved $87!!

I was going to buy my children gifts for these events anyway, so the way I look at it, that’s like MAKING $87, just buy printing coupons.

Chutes and Ladders-

Price after Deal was only $1.79!

Deal Scenario: Price is $7.79. I used (1) $3/1 Target coupon, and (1) $3/1 Manufacturer’s coupon, making my final cost only $1.79!!


Dora Memory Game-

Price after deal was only $1.04!

Deal Scenario: Price is $7.04. I used (1) $3/1 Target coupon, and (1) $3/1 Manufacturer’s coupon, making my final cost only $1.79!!


Play Doh Swirling Shake Shoppe-

Price after deal is only $3.99!

Deal Scenario: Price is $17.00. On sale for $9.99. (1) $3/1 Target coupon, and (1) $3/1 Manufacturer’s coupon, making the final cost $3.99!


Disney Ariel Princess Bathtub doll-

Price after deal was only $12.50!

Price is $24.99, and I used (1) 50% off Target coupon for any Disney Princess item. Final cost was $12.50!



My Target Trip…Spent $30 and SAVED $49!

27 Mar

OMG, the savings! I am so thrilled about these deals that it’s almost embarrassing. As you all know, Easter is right around the corner, but did you know that my baby turns 3 on April 3rd?!? (I’ll be blogging about the party, don’t you worry!…hint… it involves tutus.)

Needless to say, I am ALL about stocking up on toys, and I know a good deal when I see one! Here’s what I got at Target this week, and you can too!

If you don’t have kids, PLEASE buy the board game deals and DONATE! It’s only a couple of dollars, and there are so many kids in need who would love a brand new toy! Graceworks loves donations…

My first Crayons by Crayola- (not pictured)- 


$2.99. I used (1) $1/1 Target coupon and (1) $2/1 Crayola coupon from facebook (no longer available). -$3. That makes it FREE!!


Price after deal is ONLY 1.79!!

Deal Scenario: Price is $7.79. I used (1) $3/1 Target coupon, and (1) $3/1 Manufacturer’s coupon, making my final cost only $1.79!!


Price after deal is ONLY $1.79!!

Deal Scenario: Price is $7.79. I used (1) $3/1 Target coupon, and (1) $3/1 Manufacturer’s coupon, making my final cost only $1.79!!

Dora’s Easter Video-

Price after deal is only $4.99!

Deal Scenario: Regularly $12.99. on sale for $9.99. Use (1) Target coupon for 20% off any Dora item over $7.99. (-$1.99) Then use this coupon for $3 off the Dora Easter video. Your final cost is only $4.99!!

Wheelies Fisher Price Garage-

Price after deal is only $8.50!

Deal Scenario: Originally $21.59. On sale for $17.00. I used the 50% off  Fisher Price/ Little People coupon from the newspaper, but you can also find it here. Final price was $8.50!

Disney Princess Talking Little Mermaid for the bathtub- 

Price after deal is $12.50!

This toy was not on sale but my girls have been eyeing it (I’m going back to get a second one just to ensure that no one drowns in a bath tub brawl.)

Price is $24.99. I used a 50% off  any Disney Princess coupon from the paper, but I think they also have one here. Total price was $12.50. I’m going to take them out of the box and stick them in the Easter baskets.

{Shopping this week} 2/22 *happy b-day Emorie*

22 Feb

First- Happy Birthday to my BFF EDB. I love her so much and just had to give her a little blog love!

I did pretty well this week at Publix. I spent $85.24 and saved $49.56! Making my own organic bread and waffles makes THE biggest difference in our weekly grocery bill! We’re saving around $13 a week.


This is almost everything I bought at Publix this week… I left out a 32 oz Powerade that I had a FREE coupon for (DONATE) and I also left out a 10oz box of raisens. I had a doctor’s appointment today, and Hoke literally almost ate  all 10 ounces of raisens while we were there… don’t judge… I pick my battles!

Here is the list of everything I bought…  SPENT $85.24 and SAVED $49.56!

My best deals of the day are in red.

*Of course I used my $5 off of a $30 purchase that I receive in the mail each week.


  • Bertolli Olive Oil- $6.99. On sale buy one get 1. I bought 2. $6.99 for 2 or $3.49 each.
  • Alma Organic Fusilli Pasta $1.99 each. On sale Buy 1 get 1. I bought 2. $1.99 for 2 or $1 each.
  • Alma Organic Angel Hair Pasta $1.99 each. On sale Buy 1 get 1. I bought 2. $1.99 for 2 or $1 each.
  • Classic Basil Pesto– $2.99 each. On sale Buy 1 get 1. I bought 1. $1.50.
  • Planters 12 oz. salted peanuts– $3.89 each. On sale Buy 1 get 1. I bought 6 and used (3) $1.50/2 coupons. $0.70 each!!


  • Publix Whole Bean Organic coffee- Originally $6.59. on sale this week for $4.99! (for those of you new to saving… this is really good on organic coffee)
  • Premium Strawberries– Originally $2.99. on sale for $1.67
  • Muir Glen  Organic diced tomatoes & Muir Glen Organic tomato sauce. Originally $1.69 each. On sale for $1.34 each. I used (2) $1/1 Publix Coupons and (1) $1/2 Manufacturer’s coupon. These cost me only $0.19 a can!!
  • Applegate Farms Turkey Breast- Originally $3.99. On sale for $3.50
  • Kashi Bluberry Cluster Cereal- Originally $3.49. On sale for $2.99
  • 1 red onion- on sale for $1.29/lb.  I saved $0.15. My onion cost $0.97
  • Red Seedless Grapes- On sale for $1.69/lb. My package would have cost $5.87. I saved $1.88. My cost was $3.99
  • Brussels Sprouts  On sale for $1.99/lb. I saved $0.96 Mine cost$2.75
  • Raisens 10 oz.– On sale 2 for $3.$1.50
  • 1 Green Bell PepperOn sale for $1.79/lb. I saved $0.13. Mine cost– $1.16
  • 1 bag of Red Potatoes- On sale for $2.99. I saved $1.70. My cost $2.99
  • Powerade 32oz.–  Regularly $1.25 on sale for $1.00 I used (1) FREE coupon. My price was FREE
Regular Priced with Coupons:
  • Organic Girl Supergreens Organic lettuce- $3.99. I used (1) $0.55/1 coupon. My price was $3.44
  • Stoneyfield Organic 32oz. yogurt- $3.69. I used (1) $0.50/1 coupon. Publix doubled it to $1 off. My price was $2.69
  • Craisens- $3.95. I used (1) $1/1 manufacturer’s coupon. $2.95
NOT ON SALE & no coupons (yuck):
  • 2 Oranges- $2.16
  • Applegate Farms American Cheese- $3.99
  • Greenwise Organic  1% Milk 1/2 gallon- $3.89
  • Greenwise Organic Whole Mile 1 gallon- $5.79
  • Bananas- $0.59/lb. Mine cost- $1.50
  • Publix Mozzerella String Cheese- $4.39
  • 1 Jumbo White Onion- $1.49/lb- $1.13
  • Organic Carrots- $1.29
  • Publix Cotton Balls– $0.97
  • Organic Celery- $2.29
  • Jalapeno Peppers- $2.29/lb– $0.73
 My kids LOVE macaroni and cheese. 1 box  used as a side dish will usually last 2 meals for my girls. This week our  organic mac and cheese is $1 a box at Kroger. I didn’t have any Annie’s coupons, but it was still worth running in the store to pick up a few boxes!
Annie’s Organic Mac and Cheese (several varieties) only  $1 with card.
Although I didnt make it into WF today, DON’T MISS the THINK THIN deal I talked about last week [here]

{Shopping this week…} Big Savings!

15 Feb

**I’m starting a new segment on my blog called “Shopping this week. ” I hope y’all enjoy!**

Jarrod and I are on the Dave Ramsey financial peace program, and it FEELS. SO. GOOD.  I love carrying my little envelopes of cash with me, because the physical act of handing cash to a cashier is so much harder for me that mindlessly swiping my card. Every item I purchase is totally scrutinized before it makes it into my buggy. For me, carrying cash makes my money much more valuable because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Even though I’ve been a couponer for a while, this plan has brought my shopping perspective to a whole new level. I usually do most of my weekly shopping while my girls are in school on Wednesdays, therefore our “grocery week” begins on Wednesday and ends on Tuesday.  This week I’m not going to give an entire run down of my purchases, BUT I am going to hit the highlights so you can snag these too.

I’ve also planned all of our suppers from now through next WED, so I’ll be posting pictures and recipes as the week goes on.

This week’s meals are…

  • Blackened Salmon Soft Tacos
  • Cheesy Polenta and Mushroom Pizza
  • Spinach and Artichoke Baked Pasta
  • Balsamic- Ginger Chicken Lettuce Cups
(I usually only plan 4-5 meals for 7 nights because we’ll have leftovers a couple of nights)

Today’s shopping:


Call me a nerd, but I get the biggest thrill out of shopping the clearance section at Target. I stroll up the the end cap with my huge couponing binder, and I matchup as many deals as I can! I only buy products that I need or that I can get for free to {donate}. Be careful not to buy items that you don’t really need! I snagged these same deals last week, and went back today to get more… the best part is…they were discounted EVEN MORE!

  • 3 bags of All Natural Ricola 30ct. cough drops. Originally $1.96 per bag. On clearance for $0.84 per bag. I bought 3 bags and used (3) $0.75/1 coupons. Making these only $0.09 per bag!!
  • Method Smarty dish dishwashing tabs 20ct. Originally $4.99 per bag. On clearance for $2.48 per bag. I bought 1 bag and used (1) $1/1 coupon. Making this only $1.48!

  • Listerine (large bottle). Originally $4.99. On clearance for $2.48. I bought one bottle and used (1) $1/1 coupon. Making this only $1.48!
  • Bounce dryer bar– Originally $4.27. I used (1) $1.50/1mc. The total price was $2.77. * This wasn’t on sale but I needed it and had a $1.50 off coupon. The bounce dryer bar lasts 2 months, so that’s a total of only $1.38 per month!

I spent: $6.00!

I saved: $ 20.13! (that’s 77%!!)


As always, I used my $5 off a $30 purchase coupon that Publix mails me each week. I mainly bought fruit, veggies, cheese, organic milk blah blah blah. There’s little room for coupons when buying produce, but I always stick with All Natural, Organic, and search for the best deals on those.

My best deals today were:

 Finish Powerball Tabs: originally $6.99 each. This week they are on BOGO. Making them $6.99 for two. I saw one of those automatic coupon machines spitting out coupons right under the display. I grabbed (2) $1/1 coupons. Making them $4.99 for 2 OR $2.49 each!! That’s a savings of $8.99!

Lipton tea bags(100 count): originally $3.69 each. This week they are on BOGO. Making them $3.69 for two. I used (2) $0.50/1 coupons. Publix doubles any mc that is $0.50 or less. Therefore this took off $1 per box. This made each box only $0.84!! That’s a savings of $5.69!

On these deals I spent: $6.67!

I saved: $14.48! (that’s 69%)

Whole Foods

Case of Think Thin Crunch Bars {THIS DEAL IS ONGOING THRU 3/31}

There is a pdf coupon for $1/1 Think Thin Bars.

You can download the coupon here and print it as many times as you would like until it expires on 3/31.

Deal Scenario:

Whole Foods has their Think Thin bars on sale for $1.49 per bar. If you buy a case (that’s 10 bars) you get a 10% case discount.

Case price: $14.90

Case price with 10% discount: 13.41

Use (10) $1/1 coupons which saves you $10.00

Total price $3.41 for a case! OR $0.34 per bar!

That’s an $11.49 savings or 78%!

A Steward is inspired…

1 Feb

Steward Home Rotator

Jarrod and I were out of town at the wedding this weekend, and we had to miss church for the second weekend in a row!  For the last 4 weeks I’ve been posting links to our church’s study on being a steward. I haven’t mentioned that Dave Ramsey goes to our church, and we are currently doing a 13 week church wide  Financial Peace University Class. Church members signed up to take the class and become “in control” of personal finances. We’re learning how to be better stewards through taking responsibility in our financial lives. Dave and his company served our church body by donating all of the materials for the classes to our church!

 This past Sunday Dave Ramsey taught the lesson in the church services. I’ve heard that it was an excellent service. As soon as I post this, I’m going to start listening. You can listen to it too by clicking here…

Our tearful trip to make a donation…

5 Jan


I wasn’t the tearful one. Infact, I was quite cheery. My first mistake was putting the bags of donations in the front seat. They were right in the line of sight for two little hoarders who were pleased did NOT want to give their toys away!

Christmas time has come and gone and it was time to purge! This time we weren’t {donating things that I collect from my shopping trips}, rather, Jarrod and I went through and cleared out several toys that have just become dust collectors in our home.

I would like to encourage all of you to do the same. Start this year by de-cluttering your home and helping people who are in need. It’s an easy way to help others, and the only thing you have to spend is time.


The Hoarders

* notice the pouty faces

Hoarder #1 (won’t even look at me)

Hoarder #2 (won’t crack a smile)

If you live in Franklin, I would like to encourage you to donate either your time or your items to Graceworks. They have an amazing mission, and are always looking for help!

Veggie Tales Deals- Henley’s Nativity Scene

29 Nov

Only two days remains in the Veggie Tales Sitewide Christmas sale!  You can find amazing deals on the Veggie Tales website! Everything is 40% off! Shipping is free on any orders over $30! It is time to load up.

I ordered the  Nativity Toy, originally $24.99, for only $14.99 – $5 rebate = $9.99!!.

She hasn’t stopped playing with the Nativity Set since it arrived!


We also ordered the Veggie Tales Bible, originally $24.99, for only $14.99.


We added a Christmas ornament onto our order to make our total over $30 (so we could have free shipping). The ornament has become a fan favorite!

There is a $5 VT rebate available HERE. Buy any 1 of the participating 5 items, and get $5 sent back to you in the mail!    We got $50 of VT gear for only $25!

Chick- fil-A and Veggie Tales have teamed up to offer FREE Dvd’s to children! There are 5 to choose from, although some are sold out, and all you have to do is pay $3.99 shipping!  Click here to see the site! This is a great item to stock up on for birthday parties, Christmas gifts, or to DONATE to your church, or to the Graceworks Christmas Manger (Gracework’s store that allows families to purchase Christmas gifts for a minimal price).

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