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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February 23, 2010

Healthy Fast Food

I love going through my Google Analytics to see who's checking out my blog. I haven't done it in months and what a treat it was today to check out other people's blogs! I could waste my whole day doing this (LOL)!

I came across a great tip and recipe for Healthy Fast Food from Surviving Recession 101. You really ought to check it out! I think I get up everyday wondering what we're going to have for dinner. This idea certainly helps and it's so quick. By the way, if you participate in the Bountiful Baskets co-op you could easily throw any "extra's" into this meal.

I added a few blogs to my favorites list - make sure to check them out :0)

Thanks to all my faithful readers!

February 19, 2010

Receive over $100 in P&G Coupon Savings!


P&G is committed to giving you great savings on the brands you trust. That's why they are offering a coupon book by mail worth over $100 on P&G coupon savings with the purchase of $50 worth of P&G products.

Use this link to print your form. Follow the easy directions and send your receipt in for your coupon savings!

Do you Love Chips Ahoy cookies???

I know at least one of my boys would be in heaven if I didn't limit him to the number of Chips Ahoy cookies he could eat at one time.

I was super excited to see this in my new (March) Family Fun magazine.

Free* Chips Ahoy! cookies are on us.

The fun starts with a one-day offer on the first Monday of every month, beginning March 1st while supplies last.**

For complete details, go to

Facebook.com/NabiscoCookies

*Consumer must buy 1 package of NABISCO cookies and 1 gallon of milk to get their second purchase of cookie for FREE.

**March maximum is 500,000 coupons. Limit one per household.




February 18, 2010

Toys R Us and Leapster

For a limited time (2/20/10), save 30% off Leapster Learning Games at Toys R Us .

We have a Leapster and love it! It's entertained all three of my kids over the years. You don't often see good discounts on the games so take advantage!


February 16, 2010

Good Things Utah and PYP

As a busy mom, I don't get a chance to watch some of the fun shows I'd like to watch during the day, but I did catch a segment on Good Things Utah this morning.

Rebecca Pickett of PYP, was back to talk about the Smith's Daytona sale. She spelled it out so easily and walked you through the ease of using online coupons and matching them up with a local sale.

Check out the video clip from GTU this morning and you too, can take advantage of this great sale.

Remember: you can only print 2 online coupons (for each item) per computer. Never, never, never copy an online coupon. Fraud hurts all of us - especially when stores limit or will not take online coupons anymore.

If you haven't had a chance to check out Pinching Your Pennies website - it's well worth it.

Good Luck - take advantage of this great sale this week!

February 12, 2010

Kents Early Bird Sale - Saturday, Feb 13th

This was posted by Jonafifi on PYP - Thank You!!!

I don't know about you, but I've certainly spent a lot of time wallowing in pain over the loss of Albertsons. I think I've found another great place to get a lot of deals. I've enjoyed shopping at Kents over the years, but I have to say they really do a spectacular Early Bird sale. If you haven't shopped one yet, it's well worth checking out. Just so you know what to expect - the parking lot will be FULL, grocery carts maybe few and far between - so grab one if you see one, the store will be packed, but the deals are sooo good and the customer service is superior! There will be a checker at each station and if you come during their early bird hours (6 am to noon) they'll treat you with a donut and milk/juice. Here's a list of what they will have on sale.

Bananas (2lbs) $0.88

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

16 oz WF sweet cream butter 3/$5 (this is a good price to stock up and you can freeze your butter)

Deli Norbest turkey breast or Kretschmar smoked turkey $1.99/lb

2.6 Armour lunchmakers $0.79

family pack beef stew meat $2.29/lb

20lb box boneless skinless chicken breast or tenders $29.80 ($1.49/lb) (I don't often see the price of chicken any lower than this. The box will come with 4, 5lb sealed bags. It's easy to share, can or just keep frozen)

family pack boneless center cut pork loin chops or roast $1.79/lb

family pack boneless beef New York steaks $2.99/lb

1/2 gal Russells ice cream 2/$5

broccoli or cauliflower $0.59/lb

boneless beef rump roast $1.79/lb

24 pk 1/2 liter bottles WF water 2/$5

deli style roast beef $4.99/lb

bakery 12 ct muffins $3.99

Asparagus 2lbs/$3 (gotta love the first signs of Spring)

9 ct C&B Maddox turkey steaks $7.99

family pack boneless beef top round steaks and london broils $1.99/lb

6 oz meadow gold yogurt 3/$0.99

2lb WF medium cheddar cheese $3.69 ea (I always buy my cheese in bulk and shred it myself and then freeze it. You can find a coupon for cheese by clicking on the coupon box, upper right. It's $1.00 off any 2lb block - making this deal even better. You can print it twice).

deli bulk cut cheddar cheese$1.88/lb

6 pk 24 oz bottles Pepsi 4/$11

9oz Tony's pouches and thin crispy pizza $0.88

Armour 6 oz sizzle n serve sausage $0.79

20-24 oz white and wheat farm bread 5/$5

2 ltr Dr Pepper flavors 2/$1

25lb WF sugar $9.99

Bakery 10 ct peanut butter bars $2.49

Here's a link to their online ad (left bottom - Roy store) to see what else is on sale this week. Thanks to Jonafifi who originally posted this on PYP :0)

Happy shopping - maybe I'll see you there :0)

February 11, 2010

5 Buck Pizza Deal!

The 5 Buck Pizza near my house is offering medium pizza's for $2.99 on Tuesday and Thursdays. If you have one located near you, check to see if this offer is available at your location as well. When I called the one by me, they did not have an end date on this deal. Yum - guess I know what we'll be having for dinner tonight!


February 2, 2010

A sale that is finally worth a handful of coupons!

If you've noticed it's been a while since I've blogged. There's nothing like having sick kids and being sick yourself. I think we're on the mend so I'll be keeping up better :0)

In my downtime, I've watched many blog about the great Smith's Mega Sale. So last night I spent some time clipping and organizing my coupons. I was truly thrilled to have a handful by the time I was done. Now that Albertsons is gone, it's been a long time since I've been able to do this.

Here's what I got:

4 boxes of Capri Sun

6, 8oz bags Kraft cheese (I put these in the freezer for later)

8 cans Hormel chili

2 bags of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish

4 Sobe Waters

2, 1/2 gallon OJ

2 boxes of Nature Valley granola bars

4 boxes of Nabisco crackers (2 Ritz, 2 Wheat Thins)

10 Hershey candy bars

4 Toaster Strudels

5 Krusteaz cookie mixes

2 Nestle refridgerator cookies (I love to freeze these)

3 pkgs of Solo Bowls
3 pkgs of Solo plates
3 pkgs of Solo cups
5 boxes of Finish (Electrasol) dishwasher tablets (I prefer the tablets over the gel packs. If I only do one dishwasher cycle per day - this will last me at least 3 months!)

I handed the checker my Smith's Grocery Card at the end and noticed prior to scanning it, my total was $199.xx (YIKES)! After scanning it, the price dropped to $122.xx (still a little scary) and after all the coupons were scanned my grand total came to $77.25. This is a 62% savings (according to my receipt). I'm pretty stoked.

Most of what I bought today will go into my storage rotation. I have to say it's been a long time since I was able to stock up on some of the items I got today. I live for these kinds of sales!

It's not too late to take advantage of this great sale. It will run one more week. Hope you can get some great savings as well :0)


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