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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December 27, 2010

Help Fight Hunger

Here's a way to help your community fight hunger! Walmart is giving away 1 million dollars to the city with the most votes.

The next five most supported communities will each receive $100,000. Go here to cast your vote - you have until 12/31/10 to make a difference. VOTE NOW and make a difference in your community!

November 24, 2010

Swagbucks partners with coupons - what a great marriage!

If you aren't familiar with Swagbucks and you like to earn free stuff - stay tuned!

I've posted about this before, but now they've added an even new feature that I'm sooo excited about.

Swagbucks is like a search engine, but the more you search the more points you earn. You can then go to the Swagbucks website and cash these points in for all kinds of things (my favorites are the gift cards, but there's a lot of variety).

So they just added a place where you can print coupons. The key is to print them (you can print 2 per computer) and use them. Once they have been redeemed at your local store you get 10 points for each redeemed coupon. It does say in the fine print that it will take 8-12 weeks to show up in your banks. This doesn't bother me since I'm a regular coupon user.

Honestly - I don't see a reason under the sun why you wouldn't join now, earn points for surfing and if you're a regular couponer like me - earn some additional points for things you already do!

So what are you waiting for???? It's free stuff.....don't we all like free stuff????

Go here, sign up, surf, read their blog, and when you sign up for the first time you get 30 points to start! I can't wait to start cashing in on coupons.

November 2, 2010

Sweeeet! I saved 59% today!

I've really neglected the blog lately. I never thought a house, a husband and three kids could really stretch me that far, but it has - so please forgive me :0)

I was really excited today when I walked out of Smith's having paid less than what I saved. Today is the last day of the sale and I was really hoping that they would still have cereal left. I was pleasantly surprised and just about cleared the remaining boxes from their end cap.

Yep - that's 32 boxes of Rice and Corn Chex and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. My husband's favorite cereal is Rice Chex and when you can get it for $0.99 a box - it's worth stocking up on. This seems to be the only time of year when it goes on sale too. I hope in the coming weeks there will be more Chex cereal sales and more coupons in the newspaper. I'll buy even more to keep my husband supplied throughout the year - he's a big cereal eater and could finish 1 box in 2 to 3 days.

I also bought 2 pkts of brown gravy, 1 Symphony bar (as a thank you for a friend), 1 gallon of oj and 3 Christmas calendars. Now I need to tuck those away so they don't get opened and eaten before Dec. 1.

I spent a total of $49.70 and saved $68.11, a savings of 59%. Pretty Sweeet if you ask me!

I've also heard that the sale starting tomorrow at Smiths is a pretty good one. Check here for all the 4 and 5 star deals.

October 21, 2010

Halloween Fun Stuff

So the big day is almost here. Are you ready? Decorations, costumes, treats....???? If you're not or if you just love to find some fun Halloween stuff check out the following links.

Rhodes Breads - this site has a lot of fun recipes you can do for Halloween. Easy enough the kids can help.

Family Fun - this site has everything: recipes, decorations, costume ideas, crafts....

Pillsbury - lots of great recipes - don't forget the printable coupons you can also get on this site

Crayola - crafts and coloring pages

RedPlum - DIY kid costumes

Pumpkin Stencils - Hershey's, Nick Jr., Better Homes and Garden, Betty Crocker

If you have any great Halloween links that you'd like to share - let me know!

October 13, 2010

Fun Pumpkin Stencils

Wow! It's been a long time since I posted last. It's been a busy, crazy couple of weeks.

I came across some fun Halloween Pumpkin stencils. If you're like me and can't think of anything creative on your own, here's a few to choose from. Hopefully, I'll come up with some other fun Halloween sites in the near future.

Until then....enjoy the warm days, cool nights and the changing colors :0)

September 20, 2010

And the Winners Are...

C o n G R a t U L A t i O N s !!!

Winners have been notified and have 48 hours to respond, otherwise another name will be picked.

Winners were picked through random.org.

Thanks again to Febreze and MyBlogSpark!

September 19, 2010

Last chance to enter to win!

Don't forget to enter to win a $5 Gift Card to Walmart (I'm giving away 3)! You have until Monday afternoon to enter!

It's simple and easy. You can get up to 3 entries by:

  • Telling me your favorite Febreze scent
  • Becoming a follower
  • And adding my button to your blog

Each time you do one of these things, you just need to leave a comment on the original blog post and you're entered! Don't forget to leave me your email address!

September 17, 2010

MyGetTogether Party

Have you ever heard of MyGetTogether? It's new and it's from General Mills. Because I already signed up for Pssst (their product trials department), they invited me to MyGetTogether. I just signed up for both the Hamburger Helper and the Chex Mix parties they are offering.

I got this in the mail yesterday - just in time for a fun "Girly" party next week! It came with:

5 boxes of Cheeseburger Macaroni

1 box of their new Whole Grain - Honey Mustard Chicken

A fun Hamburger Helper Sponge Mitt (my kids already love it!)

A serving bowl

And a stack of coupons to hand out

They are also offering a Chex Mix party (I think I'm scheduled to do this one too....I'll keep you posted). Make sure you go to MyGetTogether and sign up. You never know what kind of fun parties you'll end up hosting! What could be more fun than friends, family and the party sent to you?

September 15, 2010

Smith's sale (2nd week of caselot)

Grocerysmarts.com printable grocery planner.

Check out the latest ad from Smith's (click above). There are some pretty good 4 and 5 star deals!!

Don't forget this is the second week for their caselot sale as well.

SS = Smartsource

RP = Redplum

P&G = Proctor & Gamble

September 13, 2010

Giveaway - $5 G.C. to Walmart

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I love these! They are so simple and easy to use. I think the best part of the Febreze Set & Refresh is that you don't have to plug them in. I have 2 young little boys that share a room. I have discreetly tucked the Linen and Sky up on a shelf ; they don't even know it's there. It makes their room smell fresh and it's small enough that it can be tucked in a spot where they won't play with it.
Febreze provided me with a Set & Refresh Kit, information, and THREE, $5 Walmart gift cards to giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

The winners will be picked on 9/20/10 (next Monday). You will also be able to enter up to 3 times.

1 - leave a comment and tell me the scent you'd most like to try out (don't forget to include your email address).
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3 - add my button (located at the top of my blog) to your blog, leave a comment and tell me you added my button (include your email address)

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September 8, 2010

$19.99 Newspaper Deal - gone on Thursday

Have you been thinking that this $19.99 deal is too good to pass up? Well this is your last opportunity to pick up the Salt Lake papers at this TERRIFIC price. Remember you get the Friday/Saturday/Sunday paper along with the e-edition. If you're interested, I need to hear from you ASAP! Call me at 801-589-3946 and I'll get your papers started for you!

September 6, 2010

Nabisco Cookie Coupon

It's live once again. You can only print this through 9/6/10 (11:59 pm EST). Click here to print the coupon. Buy 1 pkg of Nabisco cookies and 1 gallon of milk and get a second pkg of cookies for free.

September 1, 2010

Fun Freebies

Get a free Trio race car from Mattel (no shipping & handling either). The site is slow, so be patient.

Free Ziploc Fall Meals Gift Pack (first 10,000).

$5/5 Kraft Cheese or Dairy products coupon (this one will disappear fast - print it now).
Butterfinger Snackerz - BOGO coupon

August 31, 2010

~ $19.99 is the magic price ~

Years ago when I was in college I took a sales class. We analyzed a variety of ways people market their products. Well let me tell you... I may not remember too much about that class, but the one thing that has always stuck with me is that $19.99 is the magic sales price. Almost all infomercials seem to start with a higher price, but by the time they are done the price is usually $19.99.

So this isn't really an infomercial, but rather a reminder that if you're interested in the BEST newspaper deal I've ever seen, NOW is the time to jump on this deal. If you sign up for the paper it will be the Friday, Saturday, Sunday editions (you also have the option to get the e-edition if you want to sign up for it).

You may also get up to 8 papers per household - this will really add to your food storage if you want to build it up quick!

1 paper = $19.99

2 papers = $39.98

3 papers = $59.97

4 papers = $79.96

5 papers = $99.95

6 papers = $119.94

7 papers = $139.93

8 papers = $159.92

A prime example of getting a great deal is that right now (I believe the sale ends today), Macey's has their Libby's canned vegetables on sale for $.33. In the Parade Magazine that we got on Sunday there was a coupon for $1.00 off the purchase of 3 Libby's vegetables. If you had one paper that would be 3 free cans, if you had 8 papers that would be 24 FREE cans!!!!

There are some great advantages to having multiple copies. Remember I teach free classes. I can teach you how to save between 40% and 60% on each shopping trip! If you're interested in hosting a class or getting the paper (or adding to your current subscriptions), let me know. callmestacy@yahoo.com or 801-589-3946.

August 24, 2010

Salt Lake newspaper subscriptions drop in price ~ $19.99/yr

I just got some GREAT news! I can now sell the Salt Lake newspapers for $19.99 a year!!! The price dropped 50%.

I thought $39.00 was a good price (that's what I paid over 2.5 years ago when I first started).

Also, you can now order up to 8 papers per household (4 Tribs and 4 D News). Can you even imagine the savings in your pocket? This boils down to $.38 per paper ~ I have honestly never seen this good of a deal on newspapers.

Couponing always saves me between 40% and 60% in every grocery trip. If you're looking to add to your savings by ordering more papers or if you're just getting started let me know and I'll get them ordered for you. You can contact me (Stacy) at 801-589-3946 or callmestacy@yahoo.com.

I also teach free couponing classes. If you're interested in hosting a group, let me know and we can set up a date and time.

August 20, 2010

Reams in Layton - Junk Food drawing

I saw this posted on Pinching Your Pennies and couldn't help, but repost it. If you live in this area, what a fun drawing to enter. I think deep down inside all of us have just wanted to stroll down each aisle of the grocery store throwing our favorite guilty pleasures into the cart. Well here's your chance to win $35 in junk food from the Layton Reams. The drawing will be on 8/23/10. Print the picture and drop it off at your Layton Reams.
If you win.....I want to hear about it - especially all the junk food you got! GOOD LUCK :0)

August 19, 2010

Mrs. Fields Cookie Tours

I originally saw this posted on Freebies2Deals the other day and decided to book a tour. We went today (in the pouring rain). My kids are in year round school and we are in our first break of the year and looking for some fun and inexpensive things to do. The tour was a quick 30 minute tour. It was the perfect time for my kids (ages 8, 5 and 3 next week). We had to wear a hairnet and closed toe shoes (no flip flops or open toed sandals). (If you have really young kids who would not do well with a hairnet, this may not be good for them).

We watched a quick 3 minute movie before and then walked through the plant. I guess their busiest time is during the 4th quarter of the year. Victor, our tour guide kept suggesting that we come again during that time of the year when the factory is really busy.

After the tour was over we were greeted in their cookie shop with a tray full of cookies and brownies to sample. Can I just tell you that the smell wafting through that factory was wonderful! If you'd like to schedule your own tour check out this link.

Click here to print the B1G1 free coupon from Freebies2Deals. The coupon is good through 8/31/10.

Click here to schedule your own tour or you can call 801.412.8727.

August 6, 2010

Odds and Ends

So, it's Swagbucks Friday again! If you haven't signed up for this search engine you ought to. What better way to earn points and cash in for cool prizes? Just use them when searching the web. Click here for more details. Oh, did I mention that Fridays are Mega Swagbuck days (you earn more, more often)?

Do you get one of the Salt Lake newspapers today? Check today's paper for a $10 of $20 purchase from Kohls.

No paper - no problem, I can get you set up with either of the Salt Lake papers for just $39 a year (Friday, Saturday, Sunday delivery). Basically it's $.75 per Sunday paper - cheaper than you can get anywhere else. Let me know if you're interested (rumor has it, this may be ending soon). callmestacy@yahoo.com or 801-589-3946.

Lastly - have you checked out the Grocery Smarts, grocery lists for this week? The best buys (stock ups) are in red (4 and 5 stars). Can I just tell you that this is the week of deals - there's lots of RED to be had. Check it out and save, save, save!

Grocery Tip ~ As we all know, Labor Day is approaching. It's sorta the end of the summer picnics, campouts and BBQ's. Sooooo, what better time than NOW to do a little inventory on your summer supplies. What I mean by this is that during the summer months you will find your condiments, grilling supplies and paper products at their lowest prices. You still have about a month to cash in on some the the great sales. Check your pantry/food storage for ketchup, mustard, pickles, relish, paper plates, napkins, plasticware, charcoal etc... Watch the sales over the next few weeks and stock up on these kinds of products. These items won't stop going on sale, but summer is the best time to get these items at their lowest prices.

July 27, 2010

Smith's coupon links - big sale tomorrow!

As promised here are a few lists that you can start going through to find the great deals at Smiths. Remember the sale starts tomorrow at 6:00 am and runs through the 31st.

Bargain Divas


Grocery Smarts - grocery list

Pinching Your Pennies blog

PYP blog #2

Thanks to all the people behind these lists who worked hard to match up some great deals for us :0)

Remember if you score a great deal send me the details or a picture - I'd love to feature it in a blog!

July 24, 2010

Smith's is really coming on board :)

If you haven't already heard - Smith's is doing another double coupon event. It will run from 7/28 (6:00 am) to 7/31 (midnight). If you haven't participated in their double coupon days, you'll certainly want to. You are maximizing your coupon buying power and getting sooo much more for less $$.

So here's how it will work: Any coupon you bring in that is less than $1.00 will have its value brought up to $1.00.

So a coupon worth $.10 = $1.00

$.25 = $1.00

$.55 = $1.00

$.75 = $1.00

The shopping lists have not come out yet so matchups are still a bit of a mystery. In the meantime, one of my favorite things to do is use the Grocery Smarts alphabetical list of coupons and do a quick review of the things I need to fill in my pantry and clip those coupons. This list is very handy when stores do this kind of sale.

So stay tuned........I'm sure I'll be posting those matchups lists soon! I'm loving Smith's more and more :0)

July 23, 2010


Do you ever find yourself in a blogger funk? I think I've been there for a while. I guess we've just had too much fun this summer and blogging has really taken a backseat.

I'm dedicating today's blog to "stuff." It's a bunch of odds and ends, things I've liked and deals to be had.
1 - The first place I'm going to send you is to the Instant Win Games on Hip2Save's blog. I'm surprised at how many Instant Win games are out right now. So if you like this kind of stuff - give it a whirl.

2 - HouseParty - Have you heard of this site? It's so fun. You go to the website, sign up, apply to host a party and when you're selected you host the party, invite friends, neighbors, family - whomever. A few weeks before, HouseParty will send you a box full of goodies, samples, handouts, giveaways and coupons. Now you just need to send the invites and have the party revolving around the items you got. Prior to your party, the website has a lot of great ideas and support to help you along the way. So, what are you waiting for? Go sign up today :)
3 - Bountiful Baskets Co-op - If you haven't tried out a co-op you ought to. Where else can you get between 30 and 40lbs of fruits and veggies for $15? Usually you get about 6 or 7 varieties of fruits and veggies. Check out these previous links for more details. Currently ordering takes place on Monday nights starting at 8:00 pm and goes through Tuesday at midnight, with pickup the following Saturday morning.
4 - SwagBucks - Okay, we all use one search engine or another. Take advantage of using Swagbucks - especially on Fridays (the odds of winning bigger swagbucks and more often happen on Fridays). When you use this search engine to find things you start accumulating points that can be turned into prizes. Sign up today and start getting points towards great prizes!

5 - For Your Kitchen - I stumbled into this cute little Kitchen store a couple of months ago. It's family owned and run and they have some great stuff there. I signed my kids up for a kids class and I recently took a breadmaking class from them as well. Plus - they are an authorized Bosch store. Let me tell you - after taking that breadmaking class, it makes me wish I had a Bosch. I will be sending my hubby there for my birthday and Christmas though ;0) If you love cooking and need a kitchen tool or want to take a cooking class check out For Your Kitchen (they have some really good classes coming up). You can also catch up to them on Facebook to hear about their latest sales and helpful kitchen tips.

So that's it for now. I'm still teaching couponing classes if you're interested in hosting one. I can teach you how to save between 40% and 60% off of every grocery shopping trip. After taking the summer off - I'm starting to book again. Contact me at callmestacy@yahoo.com or 801-589-3946 to schedule your class.

July 15, 2010

Target and Couponing

Okay ~ let's face it, Target has some really cool things (most of the time). I like Target stuff a lot, but I've always thought it was a little expensive. About a year ago (maybe longer), I started hearing the buzz about Target Coupons and that you could use a Target Coupon with a manufacturer coupon. Hmmmm.....that sounds like a pretty good deal if you ask me. There's some real savings to be had when you combine the two. You can check out the latest Target coupons here and.....if you're really looking for some great match-ups check out Totally Target's blog. She's put some great buys and freebies together making sure you get the most bang for your buck (you'll want to scroll through some of her entries - not all of them are Target related)!

July 14, 2010

Smith's Mega Sale

So have you checked out your Smith's ad this week? It's a good one! There's lots of deals to be had. Check out the Grocery Smarts list for all the 4 and 5 star deals.

You can also use the Pinching Your Pennies blog for even more deals and discounts.

There are several other blogs out there that have put some great deals together as well. Utah Deal Diva has some great deal scenario's out there already.

Watch the side bar (my friends blogs) as they come up with even more deals to be found at Smith's this week.

Oh, and don't forget to add your online coupons through Shortcuts and Cellfire. Make sure to add these online coupons about 2 hours prior to your shopping trip.

I'd love to hear about the deals you got! Send me a picture or a note :) callmestacy@yahoo.com

Good Luck and Happy Shopping!

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