About Me

I'm a Utah mom, just trying to make ends meet. Several years ago, I was introduced to a new way of couponing. I've been addicted ever since. I have a hard time paying full price for anything anymore.

I love couponing so much, I decided to become a teacher for Grocery Smarts.

I teach free classes and show you how to get everything you need at the grocery store and still leave $$$ in your pocket. I'll also teach you the best ways to get and organize your coupons. The best part of the class is when I show you how to match your current coupons up with the current local sales - getting the most bang for your buck!

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August 11, 2011

Swagbucks - the place to surf and earn!

I have to admit that I'm not a very good summer blogger.  It seems like I haven't been home long enough to do anything with this blog in months. 

So this blog is dedicated to Swagbucks!  If you haven't used Swagbucks you ought to try.  It's basically a search engine where you earn points that you can redeem for just about anything (gift cards, kids stuff, collector stuff, you name it - they probably have it).

I've been using them for a little over a year now and as you can see by the widget above, I've got a few points with them. 

A little bit about Swagbucks:

* Friday's are great search days - they offer more points, more often
* Coupons - yes, when you print coupons from their site and then use them at the store you will get points added to your total. 
* Check for Swagbucks codes - you will see people post about them on FB, or you can load their widget and check there.
* You can participate in surveys, check out advertisements for them, do surveys, polls and play games and in the meantime you're adding points to your total

There are endless ways of earning points, we all search from time to time - so why not earn points for doing it?  Add the Swagbucks toolbar and search from there.

And just for signing up they are starting you off with a 30 points to begin with.  Trust me - the points add up quickly.  So what are you waiting for?  Click here to get started!  Who knows, you may have enough points added up that you can pick out a few things for Christmas this year (wink...wink...).

June 28, 2011

Save More - Slap-On Gear Watches

Wow - it's been a while since I posted last.  We've been camping, off to family reunions and just the usual crazy summer lineup.

If you're like me, you have kids that seem to get invited to about a bazillion birthday parties.  Ever since I started to coupon, I've decided to have a stash of emergency "birthday party" items.  It sure has come in handy on more than several occassions.

So when I saw this deal today, I instantly thought of the birthday stash (or stocking stuffer or any other fun reason to give a gift).

Watches fit children and adults - look at all the cool colors to choose from!

You can get 2 Slap-On Gear watches for $12.00 through SaveMore.com  If you click on my referral link and decide to order, you will get a $10.00 credit to your account (even if you don't order, you will still get a $10 credit that you can use at a later time).  So basically you get 2 watches for $2.00!!!  How great is that?  You can actually order as many as you'd like, but 2 for $2.00 is quite a steal!  Normally they are 2 watches for $24.95.

You'll want to hurry because this offer is only good today and as of now will expire in a little over 8 hours (as of this posting time).

May 31, 2011

Bounty's $5 Fridays

Make sure to go out and Like Bounty because this Friday and every Friday through June, Bounty will be giving out 5000, $5 coupons for any Bounty Product.

This is a great coupon! Good luck - let me know if you score one :0)

May 26, 2011

Newspapers and Extreme Couponing the Grocery Smart Way!

Have any of you been watching Extreme Couponing on TLC? It is a bit extreme, but I love to watch to see what the end result will be. I know that heart pounding, nerve racking feeling as you stand at the register and watch all your coupons being scanned and hoping that you did it right to get the best deals.

I'm so excited to share a little secret....one of the segments on the June 8th edition of Extreme Couponing will feature someone who uses the Grocery Smart method!!! You'll get to see just how smart you can coupon the Grocery Smarts Way! Many of the shows have featured stores that double and triple the price of coupons, but this segment will show how it's done without those perks. I'm hoping you'll pick up a few tricks along the way.

Also, if you live in California or Nevada I can also help get you started on your couponing journey by getting you started with newspaper subscriptions. All you need to do is contact me and I can start the process callmestacy@yahoo.com or 801-589-3946.

Just a reminder that I can also get you started on the Salt Lake papers:

1 paper is $50 for 52 weeks

2 papers are $100 for 52 weeks

3 papers are $150 for 52 weeks

4 papers are $200 for 52 weeks

(you can also get 26 week subscriptions - just contact me and I'll get you that info).

Couponing is not hard, it's just setting up the time to do it. Rewarding yourself with the savings is the best gift you'll give yourself and your family. I teach free classes and would love to teach for you! Contact me above and we can schedule a date, time and location!

May 20, 2011

Michael Meets Mozart - Jon Schmidt

I'm a huge fan of Jon Schmidt and the musician he is. I started listening to him over 10 years ago. I attended one of his concerts at Thanksgiving Point years ago and hope to see another one soon. I'm posting this link because I have absolutely fallen in love with his newest song and I wanted to share! Take a moment to listen - hopefully you'll enjoy it too!

May 18, 2011

Arbys free Chicken Salad Sandwich

Are you looking for a cheap lunch? Arby's is offering a free Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad sandwich with the purchase of a 22 oz drink. If you haven't tried their Market Fresh Sandwiches they are yummy (it doesn't help that there's an Arby's right around the corner from where I live)! You can get the coupon on their Facebook page (make sure to like them) and then click on the Chicken Salad Taste - Off to print the coupon. The coupon is good through 5/21. I know what I'll be having today!

May 17, 2011

Farm Fresh Local Produce - CSA's

I'm a news watcher and my husband hates it. I can't help it, if I have a choice I'm always watching the news (more local than national). Anyway, yesterday when I woke up I turned on the tv to my favorite morning news (Channel 2 - gotta love Mary, Ron, Debbie and Casey)!!!

They did a segment on CSA's - Community Supported Agriculture. If you haven't been a part of a co-op it's very similar. Basically a CSA is a farm in or near your local community. You pre-pay for your portion of produce and then you receive a weekly share of crops for the growing season. This is a great way to "buy local" and support your community.

Black Island Farms happened to be featured on the morning show yesterday. I happen to live near this farm and have frequented it through Halloween adventures, buying produce and going on field trips there. By participating in this CSA you get opportunities to help work a field, educational seminars, concerts and magic acts. You even get up to 4 free passes to their Harvest Festival (maze, pumpkins, bounce houses, cow train, pig races, giant hay slides, animals etc...).

If you like fresh produce, supporting your local community and fringe benefits I would certainly check out the link above. They have a lot of drop offs and if you can get a group of 15 or more together, they would create other drop off spots.

I know there are other local CSA's out there as well. You can Google one that may be in your area.

I can't wait for that fresh local corn!!! Honestly - one of my favorite things to eat!

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