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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September 29, 2009

Another Kent's Earlybird Sale (YEA!!!)

I love it when Kent's puts on their Earlybird sales (usually the same weekends as the LDS conferences April/October). You can also check out their regular ads here. It's Saturday 10/3 from 6 am to noon.

Once again here are their great deals.

Golden Ripe Bananas $.39/lb

10lb bag of extra, extra, extra diet lean ground beef $1.79/lb

20lb box of boneless skinless chicken breasts $29.80 each or $1.49/lb

One dozen pumpkin chocolate chip cookies $2.99

24 oz asst. Granny's Delight old fashioned bread $.99

2.6 oz Armour asst. lunch makers $.79

Family pack, boneless extra lean beef stew meat $2.29/lb

Rogers one dz medium eggs $.79

2 liter bottles of Squirt 2/$1.00

25# bag of yellow onions $3.99

1 gallon Farr's ice cream $4.88

6 pk asst. jumbo muffins $1.99

Tony's thin and crispy pizzas $.88

COW (Cream O' Weber) gallon Chocolate milk $1.99

Asst. Lays chips 2/$3.00

6 pk, 24 oz asst Pepsi products 4/$10

10 oz asst Don Julio chips $.79

6 pk, 12 oz cans, Strawberry Country Time, Sunkist, Hawaiian Punch, 7-Up or A&W Rootbeer $.89

Family pk boneless center cut pork loin chops or roast $1.69/lb

Boneless beef cross rib roast $1.79/lb

9 ct. C&B Maddox turkey steaks $7.99

2lb WF med cheddar cheese $3.99 each

Milford Farms 5 oz, asst. Cordon Blue $.79

Family pk boneless beef ranch steaks $1.99/lb

16 oz COW sour cream $.79

Sliced to order deli style roast beef $4.29/lb

Asst. 6oz Armour sausage links or patties $.79

Sliced to order Kretchmar maple ham $2.49/lb

Remember, it will be busy and there may be a few lines. Kent's always stocks well and are fully staffed during these sales. Hope you find some good deals!

September 21, 2009

BzzAgent Freebies...

I don't know about you, but I love to open the mailbox and find fun little goodies inside. Last week I opened it to find this:I've gotten many things from BzzAgent, but this will definately be one of my favorites. I got a full bottle of Aveeno Nourish + shampoo and conditioner. It also came with coupons, literature and samples.

I've blogged about BzzAgent before and I'll do it again. All you have to do is sign up to participate in their campaigns. You can sign up here. The only requirement is that they want your feedback on the product. You try it, decide what you think about it and log back into BzzAgent and let them know.

I can't wait to try it out this week. I'll let you know what I think. If you're interested in other websites that offer similar benefits, check the left side of my blog under Favorite Sites to Visit and look for the sites that say product trials. Who doesn't love a freebie in the mail????


My latest Albertsons shopping trip

I haven't taken a picture of a recent shopping trip in so long! I thought it was about time. I went to Albertsons a few days ago and this is what I got.

I actually did 3 transactions to pay for what you see above.

Transaction #1

1 case of Campbells Tomato soup (24 cans)

2 cans of Campbells Select Harvest soup

1 bag of Pepperidge Goldfish crackers

2 loaves of Albertson's French bread (free with survey coupons)

I spent $5.82 and saved $28.16. I had $7.50 from a prior shopping trip to use towards this purchase as well as coupons that I had clipped. I also earned another $5 to spend on my next purchase with their Campbells promo.

Transaction #2

4 cans Campbell's Select Harvest soups

4 bags of Goldfish

4 bottles of V8 juice

I spent $10.54 and saved $27.88. I used the $5 from the previous transaction as well as more coupons. I also earned another $5 with the Campbell's promo.

Transaction #3

6 boxes of Kelloggs Poptarts

1 bag Cheetos

1 bag Santitas corn chips

2 loaves of Granny Smith Bread

1 Albertsons sour cream

1 Albertsons OJ

1 Meat tenderizer (tool)

2 pkgs Chips Ahoy cookies

I spent $34.78 and saved $17.53. I had a few coupons left for this transaction as well as the $5 from the previous purchase.

Total spent $51.14, Total saved $73.57!!!! I was pretty happy with this shopping trip. This sale lasts through Tuesday night - take advantage if you can!!!



September 15, 2009

Love, Love, Love the new look!!!!

Okay, so the coolest thing happend to me the other day. I actually won a contest. It seems like I can enter to win a million times and never get picked, but today is my lucky day. I entered a drawing for a free blog makeover and won!!!!

If you haven't checked out Give Away Today you need to. Everyday (except weekends) they have a drawing for some of the greatest things. You can see this blog by scrolling down the right hand side of my blog. Who knows - you may be the next winner of something fun.

I love the colors, the pigs and the fonts on my new blog design. I worked with Erin at Designer Blogs. She did a fabulous job!!! She was so easy to work with and gave me so many options to choose from. She really made it simple for me. Check out her blog to see all the neat designs she's already done. If you're in need of a great "Blog Makeover," I'd definately recommend Erin at Designer Blogs.

I'm tickled "piggy" pink. Don't forget to add my new button to your blog!

September 14, 2009

Papa Murphy's Customer Appreciation Days Sept 14, 15, 16 and 17


Get a large Pepperoni Pizza only $4.99 each, limit 3, no coupons needed! (May only be valid in Utah).
Thanks PYP!

September 10, 2009

$999 Emergency Fund Giveaway - Dave Ramsey


I've been an avid listener to Dave Ramsey over the years. I love his good money advice and fair opinions. I've had several opportunities to take his class and I haven't. I have another opportunity coming up and I'll think I'll jump on it.

In honor of 9/9/09 he is giving away $999 every day for 9 days. If you're familiar with his philosophies, the first baby step is to have an emergency fund of $1000. Winning would (almost) complete this first step.

Make sure to enter every day through this link.

Don't forget if you're in Utah you can hear Dave on 105.7 KNRS from 7 pm to 10 pm (KNRS recently became an FM station as well).

September 6, 2009

Remember - No coupons in today's papers

Because of the Labor Day holiday there won't be any coupons in your Sunday paper. Here is a schedule for the rest of this year.

September 6 - No inserts
September 13 - SS, 2RP (Diabetes Smart)
September 20 - SS, RP
September 27 - SS, RP, P&G (Pink Ribbon)
October 4 - SS, RP,
October 11 - SS, RP
October 18 - SS, RP (Bowl Championship Series)
October 25 - SS, RP
November 1 - SS, RP, P&G
November 8 - SS, RP (Children’s Miracle Network)
November 15 - SS, RP
November 22 - SS
November 29 - No inserts
December 6 - SS, RP, P&G
December 13 - SS, RP
December 20 - No inserts
December 27 - No inserts

You can also view a schedule of the P&G at this link.

Thanks PYP!

September 3, 2009

Hey - Did you know.....?

Every month there are certain coupons that re-set, meaning that if you printed them, say in August sometime you could turn around and print them again on 9/1.

Check out the coupon bar to the right and make sure to print the new coupons for September!

Make sure to check it out (every month) and get the coupons you'll use.

September 1, 2009

How to order Bountiful Baskets (co-op)

Bountiful Baskets is a rather new Co-op in the Utah area. So far there are sites between Brigham City and Bountiful and it seems to be growing every delivery date.

Deliveries are every 2 weeks right now. So this upcoming weekend (9/5) is a delivery date and then every 2 weeks from there.

Ordering is open the Tuesday prior to the delivery date. Usually there is a small window for ordering (Tuesday morning to Wednesday about 10 am). (If you're reading this today 9/1, today is the day you would order. I like to order early on Tuesdays because that usually secures a basket for me. If you order on Wednesday, there's a chance you may not get the site you want. There are a limited number of baskets at each site).

What do you get when you order?
You get a basket filled with 1/2 fruits and 1/2 veggies. There are also opportunities to purchase additional items such as a variety of breads, specialty fruit/veggie packs (Mexican, Italian, Island packs) and sometimes you can order cases of things, like cherries, apples, peaches etc... All of the extras mentioned above are additional purchases above the cost of your original fruit/veggie pack (you will see the prices as you order). If you go to the right hand side of my blog and scroll down towards the labels - look for Bountiful Baskets to see pictures of what I've received in the past.

How do I order?
1 - Click on this link to take you to the Bountiful Baskets online site.
2 - Scroll down to the middle of the page and click on Utah Bountiful Baskets
3 - Select the date (usually there is only one date to choose from - the date of delivery)
4 - Select your site (the drop down box will indicate sites and times - make a note)
5 - Proceed through the order (remember first time orders will have a one time additional charge of $3.00). You must answer yes or no to each option to complete your order.
6 - Click Add to Cart.
7 - Scroll back up to the top and click Submit
8 - This will take you to a summary of your order (ALWAYS CHECK THIS OVER TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING WHAT YOU EXPECT AND TO MAKE SURE THE LOCATION AND TIME ARE ALSO WHAT YOU'VE CHOSEN!!!)
9- Proceed through the checkout and print your summary to bring with you as proof of purchase.

What is expected of me?
Co-op's are purely volunteer run. Please plan to arrive an hour early to help set up baskets, distribute the produce between the baskets, break down boxes, haul them off and then distribute the produce to those who ordered.

What do I need to bring?
1 - Bring your own box, bag, laundry basket or something to take your produce with you. You'll want something sturdy and durable. The baskets used at the site are re-used each time and you can't take them with you.

2 - Know the weather: hats, gloves, drinking water, rain slicker, coats and jackets will be handy while working.

Everything that's brought in needs to be taken away. Volunteers/Participants need to haul all the cardboard boxes away after distribution. Many local schools have recycle bins that will take this kind of stuff. The schools love it and really benefit when we can help.

You have between 20 and 30 minutes after pick up time to arrive and get your basket. If you do not show, that produce will be donated to the local fire department.

If you're interested in getting a site started in your area, let me know and I can put you in touch with the person who can arrange that (callmestacy@yahoo.com).
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