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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November 25, 2009

May this time of year bring out the giving spirit in all of us. May you also find the wonderful deals this season has to offer :)
Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!

November 19, 2009

Simple Tastes - favor boxes and other thoughtful gifts

Aren't these just the cutest boxes? I entered another contest (yes, maybe one day, I'll win the lottery :) on Angilyn's FaceBook page and won these cute favor boxes. (Sorry it's a bit fuzzy, my camera isn't the best these days).

This is the full set of 8 favor boxes. These will make such cute gifts to set out around my Thanksgiving dinner table. I can't wait! Now, I just need to think of something fun and unique to put in them.


This is how the box looks when it's open. The box is about 2" x 2 " (approx). Hmmmm....maybe a fine chocolate or two would fit in this cute box.

Wouldn't these be wonderful at a wedding or as a bridal/baby shower thank you? There are so many fun things you could do with these little boxes. You can check out all of Angilyn's designs at Simple Tastes, etsy shop. She also does other cute and thoughtful gifts. You can also check out Simple Tastes on Facebook.

Angilyn - Thanks again for sending me such a fun gift - can't wait to impress my family at Thanksgiving :)

November 18, 2009

Bountiful Baskets A to B weeks and Royalty Services Group

You may not have heard, but most sites for Bountiful Baskets are switching to the B week schedule to avoid problems with the upcoming holiday (weekends). If you'd like to order it will be open today until 10:00 pm - hurry spots are filling up fast!

I go to the Syracuse Site (West Point and Syracuse are at the same Winter/Indoor location) to pick up my basket and volunteer. I just wanted to send a special thanks to Royalty Services Group for allowing us to use their warehouse for the winter months - free of charge :)

They are a certified cleaning firm. You can get your Air Ducts, Carpet, Chimneys, Construction Clean-up, Dryer Vents, Odor Control, Pressure Washing, Stone & Masonry, Tile & Grout, Upholstery, Water Extraction and Window Washing services through Royalty Services Group. You can reach them at 866-971-7801 or info@royaltyservicesgroup.com

Here are a few pictures of our site.
Lots of empty baskets - we were waiting for the truck to arrive.


Volunteers distributing yummy fruits and veggies - participants get 2 white baskets (one basket is wet and the other is dry)

Wow! That's a lot of baskets!


These are our wonderful volunteers who came to help out early on a chilly November morning. That's Bryan from Royalty Services Group in the back on the right - call him when you need help :)

This is where the line starts....participants are anxiously waiting to pick up their fruits and veggies.


Don't forget to order your basket today. There are a lot of locations available to choose from. First time baskets cost $19.50 (they will be $16.50 after the first order). You can also choose from lots of yummy extras too (pumpkin bread, a citrus pack as well as a holiday box - loaded with lots of Thanksgiving trimmings).

November 17, 2009

Free Sample of Stacy's Pita Chips


I've tried these before and they were good. Get in on the sampling today!

Stockin' up with Winegars triple coupons!

I love this sale! I look forward to it every year. I don't necessarily go after the free items, I try to buy things that my family uses and that I can get at a better price than normal. My original cost was $138.32 and the end result was $84.31. This is a savings of $54.01!!!

Here's what I got and the coupon source (if not coupon source is listed it was a random coupon I had, or I failed to write it down).

6 boxes General Mills Chex (Pillsbury 11/15)

2 Reynolds Wrap tinfoil (80 ft)

2 bags of Don Julio corn chips (these were only $.78 - store price)

1 dozen eggs

3 bags Nestle chocolate chips (RP 11/1)

3 boxes Nabisco Ritz Bits

2 Tide 2 Go pens

3 boxes Playtex tampons (ss 10/11)

2 pkgs Cascade dish tablets (P&G 11/1)

1 box Mr. Clean magic erasers

1, 2pk Lever soap (RP 11/15)

3, 4pk Energizer batteries (ss 11/15)

3 Hormel Compleats meals (ss 11/1)

1 bag C&H brown sugar (RP 8/30 and RP 11/15)

3 bags Hershey kisses (ss 9/13)

1 Blistex chapstick

3 bags Wonderful Pistachios (ss 11/15)

(1 Zone bar and 1 pkg candy Mento's not pictured). Everything highlighted in red will go into storage. This is why I love this sale. I can get these necessities for sooooo much cheaper than I'd normally pay. Good Luck - hope you find some great deals too :)

November 16, 2009

Winegars Triple Coupon day

Tuesday, November 17th

Winegar's will triple manufacturer's "cents off" coupons up to $.50. Coupons for $.51 or more will be redeemed at face value, plus $1.00. Maximum store discount amount is $1.00 per coupon. NO CASH BACK.

Triple coupon policy does not apply to: Free coupons, cigarette or tobacco coupons, coupons identified as other retailer's coupons. If the triple coupon total exceeds the retail price of an item, that item will be FREE to you (No cash back). All items subject to all applicable tax laws.

The Following Exceptions Apply:

  • Limit 1 coupon per item
  • limit 3 coupons of like item per customer
  • Good only on items Winegars stocks

So what are you waiting for????......start clipping!

November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day Deals

I'm sure there are many deals being offered. Here's a few that I thought you'd like:

Applebee's Veteran's and active-duty men and women are entitled to a free entree at Applebee's on Veteran's Day. Just stroll in, identify yourself as a vet or a member of the military, and order off the menu.

Krispy Kreme To honor America's service men and women, Krispy's giving veterans and active military personnel who visit any participating U.S. Krispy Kreme store on Veteran's Day one free donut of his or her choosing

Outback Steakhouse If you're active duty military or a veteran you can grab a free Bloomin Onion and drink at Outback Steakhouse.

~ I just personally wanted to thank anyone that is a Veteran or in the military for keeping me safe and preserving the freedoms I enjoy daily! You men and women deserve a day of recognition!~

RedPlum's largest coupon book is coming....

I got an email from RedPlum this morning stating that their 11/15 coupon book was the biggest of the year. I got mine in the mail yesterday. Lots of great savings....did you get yours?

You can check this link to see if it will be coming by mail or newspaper.

November 3, 2009

E-coupons on your Smiths/Kroger card

I've blogged about this before, but it's always worth repeating! Now that Albertson's has officially closed their doors in Utah (except for a few locations - here's a link to a friends blog for exact locations that are still open) the options for grocery shopping are limited. If you're like me, I always want a good deal.

Smith's sells Kroger brands. Did you know that you can automatically load coupons onto your Smith's card?

Here are a few links where you can load your Smith's card number into the system and fill it with coupons so when you go shopping and scan your card, it automatically gives you the coupon discount. No cutting, clipping or headache at the register. Easy Peasy!

P&G eSAVER

Shortcuts.com

Happy Shopping! If you want to learn a few shortcuts and savings tips - let me know, I teach a great FREE coupon class :D) (callmestacy@yahoo.com)

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