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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October 29, 2009

Best Online Coupon Sites

A fellow reader (Adrienne C.) contacted me the other day. She's posted the "Top 15 Sites to find Legit Online Coupons." I read through the article and it's a great resource. She directs you to a variety of sites - printable coupons, blogs, freebies, online codes etc.... You can check out her blog for all the details. Her blog also offers a wealth of information on going back to school, online classes, grants, and student resources. (You can print coupons from one of the biggest online coupon rescoures - coupons.com, right from my blog - upper right corner).

Remember, you can also check out Pinching Your Pennies for blogs, coupons, freebies, online coupon codes, local sales or even post questions about things you may be needing answers to.

If you live in Utah, Idaho, Eastern Washington, Las Vegas or S. California, you can also use the Grocery Smarts (this link is for Utah) website for local grocery deals. When you pair your coupons up with local sales, you always come out a winner! Watch your grocery bill shrink and your pantry bulk up! If you'd like codes you'll need to access Grocery Smarts website for any of these states/locations let me know (callmestacy@yahoo.com) and I can hook you up with those codes and a teacher in your area that will teach you the basics for FREE and show you how to use the FREE website.

~Thanks Adrienne C.

October 27, 2009

Snow White movie - coupons

Do you love Disney or have a little princess that loves Snow White? Make sure to get your coupon for $10.00 off either the Blu-ray or DVD Combo pack. The coupon expires 10/31/09. You can print 2 coupons - this would make a great Christmas gift for someone special :)
~Thanks PYP!

October 21, 2009

Kohls deals, layaway and smart shopping

I have to admit, I am a Black Friday shopper - I love a good deal. It's interesting that in the last week, I've started to hear some predictions on how the Christmas season will play out. I found this article on CBS News Early show. The news article basically stated that if you see a good deal now, you may want to get it now because retailers aren't ordering a lot of inventory due to the recession. It's a pretty interesting read anyway.

So with that in mind I saw a Kohl's deal that I couldn't pass up today. Knowing that my son loves Geo Trax (and has asked for this for Christmas, not to mention his birthday falls in January....) , Kohl's is offering 50% off certain Fisher Price toys. Here's a link to PYP for all the details.

This is what I ended up getting.

Fisher-Price® GeoTrax™ New Train In Town
Color: Multi/None
SKU 90354010

Regular Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $49.99
1 $39.99 (I paid with the 20% code SPECIAL20)

Fisher-Price® Imaginext® Batman's Batcave™
Color: Multi/None
SKU 90354021

Regular Price: $89.99
Sale Price: $44.99
1 $35.99

Carter's® Princess Nightgown
Color: Pink
SKU 90323776

Original Price: $26.00
Sale Price: $10.40
1 $8.32

Transformers™ Revenge of the Fallen™ Pajama Set
Color: Multi/None
Size: 6
SKU 90358831

Original Price: $38.00
Sale Price: $15.20
1 $12.16

Carter's® Dinosaur Fleece Pajama Set
Color: Multi
Size: 3T
SKU 90402188

Original Price: $20.00
Sale Price: $7.49
1 $6.00

My total came to $109.12. I got 20% off, free shipping and I'll get $20 in Kohls cash back.

Also, don't forget that Kmart and Sears are offering layaway plans. It's a great way to only have to pay a little at a time.

Toys R Us is also offering a layaway program for certain items this holiday season. Here's a link to their online information.

Don't forget to also checkout the Hasbro toy coupons on the blue coupon bar in the upper right corner of my blog. These would be great to pair up with a sale out there!

Be smart, shop savvy, use coupons and be happy!

October 20, 2009

Kents may be my new Albertsons

I don't know about your circumstances, but we've had the flu at our house. We were told by the doctor, it wasn't the piggy flu, but it was definately the flu (my guess it was the piggy flu - that's what's going around). Anyway, I seriously haven't been shopping in weeks. It hit us at the beginning of October and really took me down (thus - the lack of posts....sorry).

After I started feeling better, I wanted to catch Kents sale this week because of the General Mills cereal sale. I was pretty happy with what I got. Check it out.

1 bag of breadsticks

1 gallon Western Family OJ

2 bottles of Western Family apple cider

18 boxes of General Mills cereal

1 bag of Dirty chips (new brand - wanted to try them out)

3 bags of Don Julio tortillas (great for freezing)

4 cans of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup

15 cans of Swanson beef and chicken broth

2, 6pks of Trix yogurt

6 cans of Spaghettios

6 pears

6 Yoplait yogurts

2 boxes of Betty Crocker fruit snacks

2 boxes Nature Valley granola bars

3 pkgs of Kraft cheese

1 bag of Clover Club chips

I bought 75 items and paid $61.13, thats about $.82 for each item. The bottom of my receipt says I saved $71.96 this shopping trip. Not bad.....you may see more of these shopping trips. Stay tuned

Kents is located in Roy and Brigham City. Here's a link to their online ads. You can also check out PYP for updated grocery lists.

October 6, 2009

Crafty Halloween Wreath

I basically have no decorating talent whatsoever. Those of you who know me, know this about me. Yes, it's pretty sad.....I know.

Anyway, last year I did manage to make a really fun Halloween wreath that I saw in a magazine. The best part about this wreath is that all those hot glue strings you get? - well the more this wreath has the better. So, I'm reviving an old post (click here for instructions)to show you that yes, once in a while I can accomplish something crafty.

Happy Halloween!

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