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 31, 2009

Harmons Caselot Sale 8/31 - 9/20

Once again PYP is the best!!!! You'll always have the latest and greatest info with PYP.

Check out this link for all the details (including a pdf with all the posted prices).

August 29, 2009

$10 Free Mall Gift Certificates - hurry, supplies limited

I found this on Pinching Your Pennies this morning (What a great site)!!!!

1 - Click on this link

2 - Look to the right and fill in your zip code

3 - Choose the mall (bottom) of your choice

4 - On the next page (automatically pops up) look for the tan line with 1,2,3. Click on the 2

5 - Next, click on the sign up fast

6 - Fill in the information and bring your email with your confirmation code to that mall between 9/17/09 and 9/19/09.

7 - Find the Shop Smart Zone in your mall and get your $10 gift card. NO STRINGS ATTACHED!!!!


August 24, 2009

Free Chick-fil-A anyone?

Be one of the first 250,000 fans to join and receive a free Chick-fil-A original sandwich. Plus, you'll be entered in a daily drawing for a $50 Chick-fil-A gift card.

Click on this link to enter.

August 23, 2009

Qwest = free restaurant gift certificate

Thanks PYP - I love these updates and deals!

If you're a Qwest customer, and sign up for their e-newsletter (tips and tricks and high speed how to's that only comes out every other month) they will send you a $50 restaurant.com dining certificate.

Click on this link to take you to the site. Once I signed up, it said that it would take about 2-3 weeks before I got the gift certificate.

This information was taken directly from PYP:

"To stretch your free dollars even more, Restaurant.com is selling their dining certificates at 70% off with code PALATE. See here for details.

Details from Qwest: Restaurant.com Dining Certificate: Limit one certificate per household. Subject to terms and conditions on restaurant.com (including, but not limited to, minimum spend requirements). Requires agreement to receive e-mails/e-newsletters from Qwest. Valid e-mail address required. $50 Restaurant.com dining certificate will be sent via e-mail within 2-3 weeks after participant requests certificate. Offer valid through 12/31/09"

Sounds like this is a deal you don't want to miss!

August 21, 2009

Mayan Adventure & Spaghetti Mama's coupons

$5 off the purchase of two entrées.

The Mayan truly is an adventure for the whole family. Also NEW…we now accept reservations so avoid the rush and call ahead.

Not valid with any other offer. Limit 2 per table. Not redeemable for cash. Offer expires 9/30/09
The Mayan 801-304-4600
9400 South State Street

$5 OFF the purchase of two entrées. Mama invites you to join her for delicious food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Please call ahead for reserved seating. Mama’s fresh bread sticks are the best and are a must eat!!! Spaghetti Mama’s is the perfect place to have dinner…come dine with us and then go see your favorite movie at the Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons.

Not valid with any other offer. Limit two per table. Not redeemable for cash. Offer expires 9/30/09

These were sent to me in an email. I copy and pasted the text and logo's. Print the coupon and enjoy a fun night out!

August 20, 2009

More free prints at Walgreens (8/20/09 - today only)

Today only 8/20/09!

Receive 20 free 4x6 prints at Walgreens Photo Center. You need to enter code 20freeforme during checkout.

If you're a new customer to Walgreens you can also receive an additional 25 prints for free.

Take advantage of this great deal - TODAY ONLY!!!!

Thanks PYP!

August 17, 2009

Several cool deals - very timely though

Both of these came from PYP - again, one of the best resources out there!

Walgreens - 25 Photo prints for $.25 TODAY ONLY!!!

Follow these instructions and you've got yourself a pretty sweet deal

Go to Walgreens' photo page.
Register or log-in. (If this is your first time registering, you'll receive an additional 25 prints for free just for signing up.)
Upload 25 photos.
Choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping charges.
Use coupon code "PENNY" while checking out. (If using all caps doesn't work for you, try it in lowercase.)
Pay just .25 when you go to pick up your photos!


August 16, 2009

Family Fun Magazine - $4.78

I ordered this magazine a year ago and have absolutely loved it. I love it because not only is it fun to read, they have tons of fun ideas for kids crafts, gift ideas, cooking with kids etc.... It seems like they always have ideas for both young and older kids - which makes it nice to pick and choose activities that will work for your family.
This link will take you to the site where you can order. Don't forget as you're checking out to use the code FAMFUN to get a 52% discount making the final price $4.78. (I've been getting my renewal notice for the last couple of months and this is the cheapest price I've come across).

I hope you enjoy this magazine as much as I have! (Thanks PYP for this great tip)

August 13, 2009

Lookin' for a good cereal sale..... Kents this week!

First I paid $44.00 (give or take some change, they forgot to add 2 cereal coupons $4.00 ea, so I need to go back and get that fixed) and saved, $46.74.

So any of you that know me or have attended one my classes knows that we consume a lot of cereal at my house. Without coupons and sales, there would be no way I could afford to pay $3.00+ for a box of cereal that lasts about one meal (if everyone is having some). I was really greatful for my sister who called last night to tell me about the GM cereal sale at Kents this week. Four for $5 - wahoo!!!!! You need to pick up their ad (located at the customer service desk - in fact they have the cereal coupons already printed and cut for you) to get the deal. First of all $1.25 is a pretty good deal these days even with coupons. If you add coupons from (online, Smartsource or others that you may have it's even a better deal).

Here's what I got.

16 boxes of GM cereal - Yep, I paid $.75/box - ya can't beat that! Now' I don't feel bad sending some boxes to school for my daughters teacher (math project)

If I had paid $3.00 a box, I would have paid a minimum of $48 just in cereal.

2 cans Hunts Spaghetti sauce 2 cans Pam
1 loaf Grandma Sycamore bread
2 bags Hashbrowns
1 Glad Press-n-seal
1 tray of peanut butter bars (can't wait to try these out - reminds me of grade school)

If you'd like to see the Kents ad you can click here to view it (it's in pdf format so it takes a minute to load). Click on the Kents tab in the upper right corner.

**Sidenote - Kents is considered an Associated Food Store, so I compared Winegars, Maceys and Kents ad (the ads are almost identical - just some slight price variations) to see which store had the best prices. Kents had the best prices on cereal, but there were other things at Winegars and Maceys that were cheaper. You may want to compare and then decide what items you need most before heading out to one particular store.**

August 12, 2009

Free Planning Calendar with $20 of Nestle Savings

Hot Pockets/Lean Pockets, Wonka, Raisinets, Water, Ice Cream, Purina, Stouffers, Juicy Juice, Coffee-Mate

Just click on this link to send away for your free calendar.

Children's Place - free graphic tee

  • It seems like everyday this week, I've gotten some fun email. Just decided to pass this along.Buy 2 pair of denim - get a free graphic tee
  • In store only
  • Sale items excluded
  • 8/12 - 8/26 in store only

August 11, 2009

Ya know really....who doesn't love free?

Okay, I've done this in the past and it's been a long time since I've posted some freebies - so here goes:

Free Burts Bees Natural Acne Solutions Sample

Free Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Caddy

Free Sample of Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal

Homemade Simple $35 coupon book (Cascade, Dawn Febreeze, Mr. Clean, Swiffer)

Free Mars Chocolate Bars (can only enter every Friday, first 250,000 people)

Free Photo Frame

Free Roast Chicken Club Sandwich with Soft Drink purchase at Arby's (no coupon necessary)

Free Medium Fries and Free Medium Soft Drink or Tea with the purchase of any McDonalds Angus Third Pounder (expires 8/31/09)

Hope you enjoy these!

Free Kids Meal @ Archibalds (Gardner Village)

I got this in my email today and thought it was worth passing on. I haven't been to Gardner Village in so long (I love that place), maybe this is now the time. Although, I don't know that I'd like to take my boys along on such a fun shopping trip (LOL)!

Make sure to print this and take it with you! Valid lunch or dinner, Mon-Sat, not valid with any other offer or coupon. Offer expires 8/31/09.

Enjoy a yummy lunch/dinner for me!

August 10, 2009

Free Coupons and Rebates from Kraft

Thanks to PYP for the great tip!

(I could never say it as good as PYP did so this is a direct quote from their blog/FB).

Sign up to receive this booklet in the mail. Also keep an eye out at your grocery store for the booklets!


Here's what you can expect in these booklets:

Save $20 by Refund Mail-In Offer between 7/1/09-12/31/09

Buy: any 10 Nabisco cookies and crackers (4.0oz-28oz), any 5 Kraft beverage products (CapriSun and Kool-Aid Jammers) and 5 Easy Mac Single Cups (2.05oz or 4.1oz). Full list available at Kraftbacktoschool

Send: original, store-identified Cash Register receipts dated between 7/1/09-12/31/09 with date(s) and price(s) or all 20 items from the participating products circled.

Receive: One $20 Rebate Check

To check the status of your rebate submission go to web-rebates.com

Save $1 on any 2 boxes of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.0oz-28.0oz (8/31/09)

Save $1 on 2 planters Trail Mix product, 6oz or larger (8/31/09)

Save $1 on any one Nabisco Multi-Packs, 9.0oz-26.0oz (9/30/09)

Save $1 on any 2 boxes of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.0oz-28.0oz (10/31/09)

Save $1 on any 2 boxes of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.0oz-28.0oz (11/30/09)

Save $1 on any 2 boxes of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.0oz-28.0oz (12/31/09)

Save $20 by Refund Mail-In Offer between 1/1/10-6/30/10

Buy: any 10 Nabisco cookies and crackers (4.0oz-28oz), any 5 Kraft beverage products (CapriSun and Kool-Aid Jammers) and 5 Easy Mac Single Cups (2.05oz or 4.1oz). Full list available at Kraftbacktoschool

Send: original, store-identified Cash Register receipts dated between 7/1/09-12/31/09 with date(s) and price(s) or all 20 items from the participating products circled.Receive: One $20 Rebate CheckTo check the status of your rebate submission go to web-rebates.com

Save $1 on any one Nabisco Multi-Packs, 9.0oz-26.0oz (1/31/10)

Save $1 on any one Planters NUT-rition product, 9oz or larger SRP $6.49 (2/28/10)

Save $1 on any 2 Planters products, 9.25oz or larger. SRP $3.69 (1/31/10)

Save $1 on any 2 boxes of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.0oz-28.0oz (2/28/10)

Save $1 on any 2 boxes of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.0oz-28.0oz (3/31/10)

Save $1 on any 2 boxes of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.0oz-28.0oz (4/30/10)

Save $1 on any 2 boxes of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.0oz-28.0oz (5/31/10)

Save $1 on any 2 boxes of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.0oz-28.0oz (6/30/10)

Free Honey Nut Cheerios Sample

Click on this link and sign up for your free Honey Nut Cheerios Sample and coupon.

August 8, 2009

This weeks Bountiful Baskets delivery

I haven't posted a picture of my Bountiful Baskets in a while and decided that it was a good time to show you what you can get. They are definatley picking up speed, meaning that every site is full and they are adding more sites with more volunteers.

Here's what today's pickup came with:
1 celery
1 Romaine lettuce
8 pears
2 bunches of green onions
7 bananas
1 pkg blueberries
2 bunches of radishes
1 bunch of spinach
1 broccoli
1 container of grape tomatoes
1 container of strawberries
8 peaches
I also decided to try their Ciabatta bread this time. I heard someone raving over it a few weeks ago, so I had to try it. I've tried their honey wheat and their 9 grain and have been very pleased.

I love getting all this variety for much cheaper than I could buy it for at the store.

Now I need some suggestions on what to do with all this bread - any good ideas? I tried it today with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar and it was yummy!

August 7, 2009

Kings (an oldie, but a goodie) in Layton is moving to Driggs, ID

I don't frequent Kings very often. I run in there a couple of times a year because it seems to have some fun and unique things that I don't see at some of the other big retail stores.

I was sad to hear today that Kings is packing up and moving to Driggs, Idaho. I asked if they would be marking things down to sell prior to leaving and they really aren't. They do have an aisle where things are marked down 50% or more though.

The lady I spoke with also mentioned that they would probably be responsible for clearing their candy and clothes racks though (even though I did not see those items "marked down").

I tried to see if they would come down in price on some of their toys, but she said no. If Kings is a place you like to shop (it has that old musty smell and funny things that make me chuckle from time to time), you ought to stop by soon. They are packing and shipping things up to Driggs on 8/21 and will officially be gone by the end of the month (August).

August 5, 2009

Kents Early Bird Sale - Saturday, August 8th, 6 am to noon

Yea!!!! I love Kents and they always put on a great sale. So get ready because they've got some good deals coming up this Saturday.

Couple of tips first:
  • Arrive early to get a parking spot and a cart (if you get there later and see a cart in the parking lot - take it in with you)
  • Know that you will be standing in line - have patience
  • They usually always mark the meat and cheese down further than the posted prices (listen for the overhead announcements)
  • There's free 1/2 pint Cream O' Weber milk and bakery fresh cake donuts from 6-9 am

10 lb bag "fresh ground" extra, extra, extra diet lean ground beef $1.69
1/2 gallon asst. Farr's ice cream 5/$10
Bakery Fresh Glazed Donuts $1.99/dz
2 liter bottles Squirt 2/$1
Armour Asst. Lunch Makers $.79 ea
Golden Ripe bananas $.39/lb
20lb box boneless, skinless chicken breasts $35.80 (=$1.79/lb)
"Sliced to order" Black Forest Ham $2.49/lb
Cream O' Weber (COW) gallon Chocolate Milk $1.99
Boneless Beef Rump Roast $1.79/lb
Rogers Dozen Grade AA Medium Eggs $.79
9 ct C&B Maddox Turkey Steaks $7.99 ea
6 pk, 24 oz bottles asst. Pepsi 4/$10
Meadow Gold 24 pk brown box Ice Cream Sandwiches $3.99
2lb Western Family Medium Cheese $3.99 ea
Pre-packaged Hot Pepper Jack Cheese $1.99/lb
24 pk, 12 oz cans asst. Pepsi $4.99
Milford Farms 6oz Asst. Cordon Bleu $.89 ea (case of 24 $21.36)
Family pack boneless beef London Broil or Top Round Steaks $1.79/lb
Local Sweet Corn on the Cob $2.99/dz
6 oz Armour Asst. Sizzle-n-Serve link sausage $.79 ea
18 oz Kraft original Bullseye BBQ Sauce $.79
Hormel 5 oz Chunk Ham or Turkey $.88 ea
Family Pack Extra Lean Boneless Beef Stew Meat $2.29/lb
COW 16oz quarters Butter 3/$5
"Sliced to order" Lean Roast Beef $3.99/lb
Family Pack Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin Chops or Roast $1.79/lb
9.6 - 10.42 Frozen Tony's Thin & Crispy Pizza $.88 ea
Dozen Pack Asst. Jumbo Muffins $3.99
10lb box boneless, skinless Chicken Tenders $17.90 ea (=$1.79/lb)

You can also view their online ad at this link. Click on the Kents Market tab at the top.

More Arby's Wednesday Freebies

Yum - I love that one of my favorite places is still offering a freebie. I'm definatley stopping by today! Check out the deals for the the next couple of weeks.

August 3, 2009

Don't forget - free coupon class 8/4, 7:00 pm

Just one last reminder that I'm teaching again at the WSU West Center on Tuesday, 8/4 @ 7:00 pm. Come and learn how to save between 40% and 60% off of every grocery trip.

Location: 5627 S 3500, Roy, UT 84067 (next to the Chevron and across from Artic Circle and Kent's Market)

If you'd like to come, please register through this link (WSU link). This is FREE to the public and walk in's are also welcome. The class is called "Feeding your family on a shoestring budget."

The class is really fun, lots of class participation and a few give aways!

I hope to see you there.

Smith's is Doubling Coupons 8/2 to 8/4

Smiths is doubling coupons up to $1.00 (so a $1.00 coupon becomes $2.00). Check out this link on Pinching Your Pennies for more details. You'll probably need to scroll down the page to see it. It was posted on 8/2/09. There's a chart indicating the worth of a doubled coupon. This is a great time to take advantage of some double savings!

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