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!
August 11, 2011
Swagbucks! If you haven't used Swagbucks you ought to try. It's basically a search engine where you earn points that you can redeem for just about anything (gift cards, kids stuff, collector stuff, you name it - they probably have it).
I've been using them for a little over a year now and as you can see by the widget above, I've got a few points with them.
* Friday's are great search days - they offer more points, more often
* Check for Swagbucks codes - you will see people post about them on FB, or you can load their widget and check there.
* You can participate in surveys, check out advertisements for them, do surveys, polls and play games and in the meantime you're adding points to your total
There are endless ways of earning points, we all search from time to time - so why not earn points for doing it? Add the Swagbucks toolbar and search from there.
And just for signing up they are starting you off with a 30 points to begin with. Trust me - the points add up quickly. So what are you waiting for? Click here to get started! Who knows, you may have enough points added up that you can pick out a few things for Christmas this year (wink...wink...).
June 28, 2011
If you're like me, you have kids that seem to get invited to about a bazillion birthday parties. Ever since I started to coupon, I've decided to have a stash of emergency "birthday party" items. It sure has come in handy on more than several occassions.
So when I saw this deal today, I instantly thought of the birthday stash (or stocking stuffer or any other fun reason to give a gift).
|Watches fit children and adults - look at all the cool colors to choose from!|
You'll want to hurry because this offer is only good today and as of now will expire in a little over 8 hours (as of this posting time).
May 31, 2011
Make sure to go out and Like Bounty because this Friday and every Friday through June, Bounty will be giving out 5000, $5 coupons for any Bounty Product.
This is a great coupon! Good luck - let me know if you score one :0)
May 26, 2011
Have any of you been watching Extreme Couponing on TLC? It is a bit extreme, but I love to watch to see what the end result will be. I know that heart pounding, nerve racking feeling as you stand at the register and watch all your coupons being scanned and hoping that you did it right to get the best deals.
I'm so excited to share a little secret....one of the segments on the June 8th edition of Extreme Couponing will feature someone who uses the Grocery Smart method!!! You'll get to see just how smart you can coupon the Grocery Smarts Way! Many of the shows have featured stores that double and triple the price of coupons, but this segment will show how it's done without those perks. I'm hoping you'll pick up a few tricks along the way.
Also, if you live in California or Nevada I can also help get you started on your couponing journey by getting you started with newspaper subscriptions. All you need to do is contact me and I can start the process firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-589-3946.
Just a reminder that I can also get you started on the Salt Lake papers:
1 paper is $50 for 52 weeks
2 papers are $100 for 52 weeks
3 papers are $150 for 52 weeks
4 papers are $200 for 52 weeks
(you can also get 26 week subscriptions - just contact me and I'll get you that info).
Couponing is not hard, it's just setting up the time to do it. Rewarding yourself with the savings is the best gift you'll give yourself and your family. I teach free classes and would love to teach for you! Contact me above and we can schedule a date, time and location!
May 20, 2011
May 18, 2011
Are you looking for a cheap lunch? Arby's is offering a free Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad sandwich with the purchase of a 22 oz drink. If you haven't tried their Market Fresh Sandwiches they are yummy (it doesn't help that there's an Arby's right around the corner from where I live)! You can get the coupon on their Facebook page (make sure to like them) and then click on the Chicken Salad Taste - Off to print the coupon. The coupon is good through 5/21. I know what I'll be having today!
May 17, 2011
They did a segment on CSA's - Community Supported Agriculture. If you haven't been a part of a co-op it's very similar. Basically a CSA is a farm in or near your local community. You pre-pay for your portion of produce and then you receive a weekly share of crops for the growing season. This is a great way to "buy local" and support your community.Black Island Farms happened to be featured on the morning show yesterday. I happen to live near this farm and have frequented it through Halloween adventures, buying produce and going on field trips there. By participating in this CSA you get opportunities to help work a field, educational seminars, concerts and magic acts. You even get up to 4 free passes to their Harvest Festival (maze, pumpkins, bounce houses, cow train, pig races, giant hay slides, animals etc...).
If you like fresh produce, supporting your local community and fringe benefits I would certainly check out the link above. They have a lot of drop offs and if you can get a group of 15 or more together, they would create other drop off spots.
I know there are other local CSA's out there as well. You can Google one that may be in your area.
I can't wait for that fresh local corn!!! Honestly - one of my favorite things to eat!
April 27, 2011
Even better - if you mention that you saw this post on my blog you can also get 20% off of one item. Don't forget you can check out their facebook page here. They have lots of fabulous deals going on right now and they are always getting new things in. You can also check out their website for all the latest brands, designs and trends.
So what are you waiting for? Check them out - they are located at 1639 S 2000 W, Syracuse UT.
April 19, 2011
It was so funny because my son (3 yrs old) went right for the display of bubble gum. They had these beautiful glass jars filled with orange and green gumballs. How clever is that? And thankfully they had some extra's that weren't on display and offered him one. That was really very sweet.
If you're looking to update a room, they have a lot to offer in the way of furniture and interior design. Oh, what I wouldn't give to have someone with that kind of expertise come to my house and tell me what I need to do with it!!!
The clothes are absolutely beautiful, very chic and trendy. If you're looking for a specific size or color they are even willing to try and order the item you want. Check their facebook page for more deals on clothes.And let's not forget the great jewelry to choose from. They have rings, bracelets and necklaces of every kind. The best part of the jewelry is that most of it was priced between $10 and $15.
April 6, 2011
Hurry - these will go fast!
April 4, 2011
March 29, 2011
The first is a new product called Mio. I signed up a few weeks ago to get a free sample. It comes in this handy little convenient bottle that is easy to take with you if you need. I received the Fruit Punch flavor.
My kids each got a cup of water and we squirted a small amount in each cup. My kids inhaled it and asked for more. I tasted it and couldn't believe the flavor punch! For just a small squirt it really tasted delicious. The sample also came with a $1.00 coupon. I've now purchased the Peach Mango and the Strawberry Watermelon and love them all!
We're not big punch drinkers here at my house, but my kids beg for this. I think it's great that they are drinking more water too. You can also add this to any clear soda and it tastes great - kind of like the flavored drinks you can get at a restaurant.
The best part is that in the Sunday paper you just got, there was a $1.00 coupon for Mio (SS 3/27). So if you haven't tried Mio - here's a pretty good deal. One bottle costs about $3.50. If you live in Utah, the Target ad also had a great buy. You get a 24 pk of Arrowhead water when you purchase 2 Mio Drink Enhancers.
Mio comes in Fruit Punch, Strawberry Watermelon, Berry Pomegranate, Peach Mango, Sweet Tea and Peach Tea. Each bottle has 24 servings - a pretty good and tasty buy if you ask me!
Hopefully you get a chance to try some soon!
March 22, 2011
Living in Northern Utah, I can plant peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes and potatoes. I'm sure there are others, but as stated above, I'm still a novice. So far I have my peas, carrots and broccoli in and I have my potatoes ready to go in the ground in the next day or so. I'm not planting all of these things in my garden, but at least I've gotten started. The last couple of years I've been late getting my veggies in and they haven't done as well as I had hoped.
If you'd like more information on planting a garden - check out the USU Extension website. You can find a lot of information on this website. Even the proper way to can and preserve all that yummy produce that you've grown.
February 28, 2011
Smith's is currently offering a deal of the day from Feb. 27th through March 12. The deal will be listed from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST (10:00 am to 4:00 pm MST) and the offer is only good as long as supplies last. Click here to get started. Good Luck, I hope there's lots of good deals to be had!
February 9, 2011
I had about 20-25 people in my coupon class and I wanted the yogurt to be a surprise for my guests at the end of the class. My daughter wheeled in a cart full of all the yogurts and everyone was very pleasantly surprised. It gave me a good chance to talk about My Get Together parties and the fun things that were sent. I even got this fun scrapbooking book by Nancy O'Dell.
I was really excited to do this party. Not only was it fun, but my family already loves Yoplait Yogurt. It tastes great and it's a great source of calcium. It's also a quick and easy go to snack for my kids in between school, sporting activities and just because.
Here's a few recipes that I got in my party box. I haven't tried them yet, but they look YUMMY!
Southwest Taco Dip
2lb container of Yoplait All natural fat free plain yogurt
1 pkg Old El Paso taco seasoning mix
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4 c fresh cilantro
1 green onion
Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips or fresh veggies
Raspberry-Lemon Fruit Dip
8 oz. container raspberry reduced-fat cream cheese spread
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
6 oz. container Yoplait Original Lemon Burst yogurt
Serve with assorted fresh fruit pieces or berries
Don't forget to take advantage of Yoplait's Million Cup Giveaway. Grab your free cup of yogurt before this offer disappears!If you're interested in hosting one of these parties - check out My Get Together!
February 1, 2011
January 11, 2011
January 7, 2011
I know I would rather get a freebie in the mail than a bill anyday! So for me it's a happy day when my box is filled with freebies and no bills. You can request your P&G freebies by going here. Remember you can re-request these freebies every quarter!!! - even better!
January 6, 2011
I signed my son up a few months back and we just got our first edition a couple of weeks ago. He loved it. They have 2 versions, one for younger kids and one for older kids. We got the younger version and it came packed with games and how to build ideas. If you'd like to sign up, follow this link. It takes a couple of months to get your first edition.
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