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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May 28, 2010

Some mail days are better than others....

So this is what I got in the mail today. I don't know what it is, but I love to get stuff in the mail!!! I guess it's the up side to getting bills :(

Here's what I got today. Granted this isn't a huge haul, but it's always fun to see what kinds of things you can get. I think the best part is actually getting the good coupons that go with the samples.


Today brought me:

A trial size, Pantene shampoo and conditioner, plus 4 coupons

A trial size, Dove deodrant/antiperspirant

A trial size, Lever bar of soap

A coupon for a free Butterfinger candy bar

So what do I do with all this stuff???? Well recently, I was trying to finish up putting 3 additional 72 hours kits together and some of this stuff would work great it one of those. It's also nice to be able to grab these trial size things for quick trips. I keep a container of this kind of stuff in my hall closet for those times when I need it.

As for the Butterfinger ~ hmmmm....I'm still deciding whether it's my treat or a treat for the prize bag I use when my kids have done extra chores around the house. Either way, all this stuff is fun and useful. I just wanted to share what it's like to get more samples and freebies in the mail than it is to get bills!

May 24, 2010

Summer Movie Programs

With Summer right around the corner, I'm sure we'll all be looking for cheap and cool places to hang out!

Here's a link to the Cinemark Summer Movie Program.

I went by the Syracuse 6 theaters over the weekend and picked up a form with their movies. (They usually post their summer movies online, but I haven't seen them yet, so here's a quick run down).

Week 1 Tale of Despereaux (Jun 7-10)

Week 2 Monsters vs. Aliens (Jun 14-17)

Week 3 Water Horse (Jun 21-24)

Week 4 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Jun 28-Jul 1)

Week 5 Shrek the Third (Jul 5-8)

Week 6 Aliens in the Attic (Jul 12-15)

Week 7 Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Jul 19-22)

Week 8 Shorts (Jul 26-29)

Week 9 The Tooth Fairy (Aug 2-5)

Week 10 How to Train Your Dragon (Aug 9-12)

***Show times will be at 10:00 am and 12:10 pm. Purchase the punch passes for $12.00 and $6.00 will go directly to support your school and the PTA. Kids will also recieve a dollar off concessions. All movies will be G or PG. (The form, I picked up said it would be going home with kids at school - otherwise you can pick one up at the theaters). If you don't buy a punch pass, all movies above will be $2.00 per ticket at the box office.***

May 18, 2010

Cyndi took advantage of Smith's Double coupons!

I recently taught a Grocery Smarts, couponing class at Cyndi's house. I'm so excited for her! She had her coupons in hand and went shopping on Monday (yesterday) and really cashed in. Look at what she got for $43.00! Cyndi paid about $.57 per item and there were 76 items. Before the double coupons were factored in her total was about $150!

She even did better than me! I spent $42.xx, but my original bill was $111.xx.

Congratulations Cyndi!

If you'd like to learn how to save between 40% and 60% (and sometimes more - see above) on every grocery trip I can teach you how. It's a free class - you can email me at callmestacy@yahoo.com or call me at 801-589-3946.

May 10, 2010

Free kids glasses at Target Optical


Not only did we jump into braces recently, but we also needed glasses for my daughter. We actually got a really good deal on her glasses at the place we got her original pair, but I saw today on Pinching Your Pennies that you can get a free pair of glasses from Target Optical.

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter took a tumble at recess and managed to scratch her glasses pretty good. I got to thinking that a second pair of glasses would be a really good thing right now! So here's the deal :)


  • 1 pair per househould per year (ages 5-12)

  • you need a valid prescription (or you can pay for an exam at Target)

  • only a select variety available and you can also purchase an additional $25 extended warranty

  • you also need to call your local Target to make an appt.

So if you find yourself in the same boat - check out Target Optical for a free pair :)

~Thanks PYP!




Kraft - Delicious Summer Savings (free samples)


Did you already get your FREE Kraft sample pack? Hurry the free sample packs end soon! Kraft was having problems with their site, but things seem to be back to normal. Click here to sign up! The offer says it goes through today 5/10/10, but they may extend that date one more day due to the problems. Either way, I wouldn't wait!




May 3, 2010

Face Book Nabisco coupon - today only!


Click here, then on the Milk and cookies tab to get your coupon! Redeem by May 21st!












$1.00 of Wendy's New Spicy Chipotle Chicken


Mmmm....I like Wendy's. I was excited to see a new coupon in my email this morning. Click here for that coupon and head over to Wendy's to try out this new tasty treat!


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