Couponing My Way To The Islands!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

~Payless Coupon!~

Get 50% off at Payless Shoe Source thanks to Oprah. Go HERE for details!

~Coupon Inserts Scheduled~

Just wanted to let you all know that I will be taking a long weekend away from the blog. Hope you all save BIG over the weekend!
Also, there are several printable coupons that match up with Kroger's sale on my sidebar. Go there and print to take advantage of the FREE or super cheap items.

One more thing...

On Sunday (October 1st), the following coupon inserts are scheduled to be in the paper:
Smart Source
Procter & Gamble

Have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

~My Couponing Trip Today!~

Kroger is having an AWESOME sale that started today. There are some really great deals with coupons. FREE stuff too! Be sure to plan your trip and count your items, so that you can get the promo discount. It can be a little confusing. Remember that you have to buy 10 participating (mix & match) sale items to get the $5 off. Happy Krogering :)

Spent $7.35
Saved -over $70!
*I also bought 3 roast, but they are not included in the price spent or the pic.

Spent: $3.43
Saved: $71.76 or 95%!!!

sale $1
-$1/2 coupon
=.50 each
*I have not bought bologna in years, but at this price I couldn't pass it up. My hubby will be excited to see something other than turkey!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Here's another FREE panty and $10 off bra at Victoria's Secret coupon HERE

No purchase necessary. Great deal!

~$1 Yankee Candles!~

Awesome Yankee candle deal! $1 Tarts & Votives, click HERE for details. They offer $5 flat rate shipping too.
These make great little add-on gifts for teachers!

Monday, October 26, 2009

~Menu Monday~

What ya got cookin'? How's about cookin' something up with me!

Well,'s Monday again. Is it just me or are these weeks flying by??? I have not set my menu just yet. I do know I will be making baked ziti w/ french bread one night because I'm taking it to a friend who just had baby #2.

What's cooking in your house this week?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

After looking at the ads this morning, I don't think I will be going to CVS or Walgreen's this week. I'm a little excited about that. Sometimes it is nice to not have to worry about missing a deal. I'm hoping they have some great deals next week!
Reminder: You have until Tuesday at close to get your FREE after coupon Aquafresh and Colgate toothpaste at Kroger. Aquafresh is on sale for $1 and Colgate is on sale for .94. Even if you don't use these brands, these are great items to donate.

Looking for a place to donate? Please email me at and I will tell you where my donations will be going for the holiday season.


~Yankee Candle coupon codes!~

You all know how much I LOVE Yankee Candles! I ordered 2 (Home for the Holidays) candles when they had the last sale. They are such awesome candles! They have some pretty sweet coupon codes again:

*Use code CRM911L and get 2 FREE large candles when you buy 2!

*Use code CRM911M and get 2 FREE medium jar candles when you buy 2!

*Use code CRM911S and get 2 FREE small jar candles when you buy 2!

Offer expires November 29th and shipping starts at $6.

These make great Christmas gifts :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

~2 Coupon Inserts Scheduled~

There are 2 coupon inserts scheduled for the Sunday paper.
1 Red Plum
1 Smart Source

Happy Saturday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

~Children's Place Coupon~

Enjoy a 15% off coupon to The Children's Place. My favorite store to shop for my little lady! Print Here
Offer good through November 16th.

~FREE Island Magazine~

You all know how much I LOVE the islands. If you like them also, sign up for a complimentary subscription to Islands. Enjoy a 12 issues with no strings attached. I have been signing up for FREE magazines the past couple months and have already received 8 in the mail. Now, if I could only find time to read them!

~Printable Coupons!~

I'm excited to offer printable coupons from now on my side bar. This is something that I have been wanting to offer for a while. So, go print and enjoy.


~Sassy Savings Seminar/Party!~

Last night Toni hosted a Sassy Savings Coupon Seminar/party. We had so much fun! Who knew you laugh so much while learning about coupons?! Thanks to everyone who came last night. A special thanks to Toni for hosting in her beautifully decorated home.

*Mother & Daughter Sassy Savers!

*Some of my church friends and the youngest Sassy Saver yet! This little Sassy Saver is only 4 months old :)

*Toni (the hostess) is wearing the black shirt. There was another Sassy Saver (Heather), but I didn't get her picture.

Thanks again girls!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

~20% Off Container Store!~

I'm so excited! I just found a 20% off printable coupon to one of my favorite stores EVER!!! The Container Store is amazing. We invested in the Elfa system for the kitchen pantry and bathroom and LOVE THEM! Yes, they were expensive...however I plan on using them forever. There is also an online code savenow you can use at checkout if shopping on-line.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

~Great Gifts From Couponing!~

Several of you have asked me to write about different gift ideas from coupons. This year I will be giving the best gifts and will have spent the least amount of money. I will be giving good quality gifts (the kind I would like to receive).
Here is a list of gift ideas from couponing:

Candles (you can get these FREE or nearly FREE)

Diffuser (FREE or super cheap)

Starbucks coffee ($1/2 bags coupon) I'm not a coffee drinker, but most people are. You could make a cute little gift with a bag of Starbucks and I'm sure it would be cheaper than a Starbucks gift card.

Lotions (Bath & Body works is always having a promo of some sort)

A Dessert Basket (take a recipe and include all of the ingredients into the basket) like this presentation is important! You could include all of the FREE ingredients that you have been collecting. Yeah!

Travel kits (if you are buying for someone who travels a great deal or has a special trip planned, get them a bunch of travel sized goodies) You can get tons of this stuff for FREE with coupons!

Household items...I made a basket full of cleaning supplies, paper goods and other household items as a wedding gift for some friends. The recipients were thrilled because it is all stuff they needed. I put it in a dishpan and added a super cute poem that related to the items and marriage. I was very proud to give it to them. The best part....everything was purchased with coupons! What retailed for over $30, I spent less than $5.

Favorite Things...Figure out what your recipients favorite things are and make them a basket. The fact that you took time to put together their favorite things will be so special. There are coupons out there for most every personal care item, so have fun with it!

Grilling Gifts...If you have someone who loves to grill or just loves to eat (he he), put together a basket with different seasonings & marinades. Men love these types of gifts!

Coupon booklet...If you know of a service that you could offer, make a personalized coupon booklet for the recipient. Example: 2 hours of FREE babysitting, etc. There are endless possibilities for a personalized coupon booklet!

Animal Lover Gift Basket...If the recipient is a cat or dog lover, make them a gift with treats and toys for their animal. There are always tons of coupons for treats.

Don't underestimate your local dollar store for add-on items to combine with your coupon gifts. They have cute gift bags and other plastic items that would be cute to put a gift in. Again, you might have to think outside the box (put a ribbon on a plastic trashcan to make a basket). It is also a great place to shop if you go with the recipe gift basket. They have $1 utensils that would be cute to put in with the basket. Also, they have cute mugs to put with the Starbucks coffee. Literally, the possibilities are endless here.

Remember giving gifts is not about the amount spent, but the thought and the quality of the item (meaning-don't give people a bunch of junk they are going to throw is a waste of your precious money). Instead give them thoughtful gifts by using coupons that you can afford. Have fun with it and enjoy giving this year. The season is not about being stressed about giving gifts. Giving should bring you joy!

If you have an idea you would like to share, please leave a comment or email me (

Hope this helps!

Be Blessed :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

~American Girl Deal!~

Think Christmas gifts....if you have a little girl in your life who likes American girl, this might be the perfect gift! has a Schooltime Backpacks for Dolls and Girls for $8 (orig. $20). Plus, free shipping use coupon code: PF99058 .

Monday, October 19, 2009

~Be a winner at Gap!~

Be a Winner at Gap! Bring in the coupon and you will win. See below for details. Offer ends October 25.

Thanks Rach ;)

~Menu Monday~

It is Monday already again, can you believe it? I have a super busy week this week. I need to be serious about my menu plan of attack!

Crock pot BBQ Chicken
Grilled Steak, potato, broccoli

This is my game plan so far. Depending on time, I may just do tacos instead of the enchiladas. What's on your menu?

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

~CVS Coupons Today~

What am I getting at CVS this week???

Glade Reed Diffuser or 10 oz Soy Candle $6.99
-get $6.99 ECB
- 3.00 q
=FREE + profit

I was excited this morning when they actually still had a candle left. I would have been fine with the diffuser, but really wanted the candle. When I returned to the car my hubby said "do we get to keep that one?" Ha! I am forever looking for "gifts", however we may just be burning this one for ourselves :)

*This qualifies for the SC Johnson $5 Rebate also. Yeah!

Be blessed!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

~Bath & Body Works Coupon~

Free travel size item with any purchase. Right now they have some $1 lotions at the counter. These make great gifts!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Couponing & deals today

Here are some of the deals that I went in to Kroger for today. A couple are not in the pic (my "helper" was hiding a sack full of goldfish!). I've listed the things that are "stock-up" on prices. The only reason I only purchased 3 cheeses is because I have at least 6 in my freezer (if you were wondering).

sale $1 (stock-up price!)

sale $1 per lb

sale $1 per lb

sale $1 per bag

sale $2.99

8 Campbell's cooking soups
sale 4/$3
-.30/3 (tripled)
=.52 per can (stock-up price!)

4 Campbell's Chunky soups
sale $1
-.40/2 (doubled)
=.60 per can! (stock-up price!)

sale $2.50
=$1.95 (not the greatest deal, but it is a big box)

3 Cheese
sale $1 (this is a stock-up price! This cheese freezes well)

Peanut Butter
sale $1

sale $1
-.50 q (doubled)

4 AquaFresh
sale $1
-$1 q (also some .50 q's doubled)

Dial Soap
sale $1
-.35 q (tripled)

Lunchable w/ water
-FREE coupon

-FREE coupon

-.45 (doubled)

sale $1 (stock-up price....these also freeze well)
-$1 q

Spent less than $20...saved over $50!

~Coupons Inserts Sunday~

There are 2 coupon inserts scheduled for this Sunday:

Smart Source
Red Plum

Happy Clipping!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

~VS Coupon~

Get a free Pink Panty plus $10 off any bra coupon from Victoria’s Secret!

Join or sign in to get your coupon:

I heart FREE VS Panties!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Coupons and Donations

Christmas is coming and that means DONATIONS, DONATIONS, DONATIONS! Couponing is a perfect way to be able to give when you normally would not be able too. It feels so good to bless others.
Will you all join me in my excitement for being able to help families in need this holiday season? This is a great opportunity to bless others and remember the true meaning of the season.

Great things to donate (from couponing):
boxed food items
canned food items

Be blessed!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

~Denny's Coupon!~

Denny's FREE burger & fries w/ purchase of burger, fries and 2 drinks coupon!

~La Madeleine FREE Pastry Coupon!~

Get a free Pastry at La Madeleine! Offer expires 11/15/09. Enjoy!

Monday, October 12, 2009

~Land's End shoe sale for girls!~

*Update: This deal has now EXPIRED!

Land's End has Girls Everyday Trekker Zip Shoes marked from $34.50 down to $5.00 with many colors and sizes to choose from.

Use code HEARTH with pin 4330 for FREE shipping!

Thanks Slickdeals!

~Menu Monday!~

Almost your menu ready for the week???

Roast, potatoes & carrots
Poppyseed Chicken
Chili w/ beans
Baked Ziti w/ french bread
bbq crock pot chicken, brocolli & noodles

Happy planning ;)

~Frozen Foods Rebate~

I don't buy any of these items, but some of you might. So, I thought I would pass this along.
A Frozen foods rebate. The “Real Meal Deal” is buy 5 participating products and get $5 in coupons back.

Participating Products are:
Duncan Hines Oven Ready Brownies
Mrs. Paul’s Seafood
Van de Kamps Seafood
Lenders Bagels
Aunt Jemima Breakfast
Hungry Man Dinners

Purchase your items between 10/11/09 -11/09/09. Link to form below:

~Johnson's deal~

Purchase any Johnson's bath or lotion product between 9/28/09 - 12/01/09 and get a FREE bath toy frog set ($10 value) in the mail! Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Mail your receipt (dated) to:

Johnson & Johnson / Parents GWP
375 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017

*Even if you don't have children who use Johnson's, this is a great gift combo for someone else! Plan ahead and save money :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

~Walgreens photo deal~

Walgreen's .10 prints on orders of 50 or more!

Enter coupon code EVERYLAST at checkout. Offer valid until Saturday, October 17th.

~Groceries this week~

Several of you have emailed and asked what I buy when I'm not stocking up on great deals. So, here are my groceries that I bought today. I did use coupons on the soups, Hunt's sauce and lunch meat. Most everything else was on sale. After coupons and using a $10 credit, I spent around $9.00! It is amazing how little you can spend when you don't have to buy meat, toiletries and snack items each week. The weeks that I am not stocking up, try to spend around $20-$30.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

~Saving big, but not always!~

I thought this went without saying, but I guess not. A "deal" is only a deal if you can afford it. You can go into debt "saving money". I know, sounds weird! That is why a budget is so important. Deals are only sweet if you are truly saving money.

Example 1: I had a girl tell me that she saved over $1000 last month. Sounds impressive, right?
Reality: Wrong! She had to spend over $700 to save $1000. Not good!

Example 2: A girl told me of a great deal she got on some clothes for herself.
Reality: She had no business spending any money on anything because she simply doesn't have money in her budget for it. Regardless if it was really inexpensive, it should not have been purchased. She didn't "save" any money, she spent money she didn't have.

My point here is that you must show some self restraint in all aspects of life, including couponing. You don't want to get caught up in every deal. If I went out and got in on every deal that I see each day, I would be WAY OVER BUDGET!

Be blessed!


Get 10 FREE Ovulation tests or pregnancy tests. You can mix and match up to 10. Ovulation tests are normally super expensive, so this is a great deal! Thank you Sacred Heart Mission.

Friday, October 9, 2009

$10 off Rainforest Cafe Coupon!

$10 off $25 at Rainforest Cafe Coupon! Offer is good until 12/31/09.

~Kellogg's $10 Bonus Bucks!~

Kellogg's is running a new promotion that sounds pretty great! Buy 3 participating boxes of cereal and get $10 in bonus bucks via mail. To find out all of the details, please see the link below.

~Big Lots 20% coupon!~

Go to the link below and sign up for the Big Lots Buzz Club and get a 20% off coupon. I love Big Lots and think they have awesome deals already on certain things, so to add an additional 20% off it huge! We went and purchased some shelving units for the garage and a space heater. The coupon saved us over $20.

~3 Coupon Inserts Sunday~

This Sunday (October 11th) there should be 3 coupons inserts in the paper:

(1) SmartSource
(1) RedPlum
(1) P&G

Thursday, October 8, 2009

~Walgreen's yesterday~

Without spending a ton of time, this is what I could make of all my receipts. Remember me saying that my receipts were not correct? Well, I ended up having to return a few items, exchange some items, etc. It got messy! Here is what I can make of it all ;)

Total out-of-pocket here (after all the q's, RR's, etc)= $2.71!

Total Out-of-pocket (after all the q's, RR's, etc)= $1.39!

*The receipts say that I saved over $140 on these purchases!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

~Crazy Coupon Day!~

Again, no matter how long you have been doing this and how easy it starts to run into a snag! Today I had a great game plan for Wal-greens. Tons on my list and tons of awesome deals. I get there and the parking lot is full. Really? I go in and they are remodeling, yet staying open. It was a nightmare! Nothing was where it normally is and many shelves were empty. Not good. I only got a portion that was on my list.
So, I try a different Wal-greens this evening in a different city. Long story long, it was not a good experience either. Very frustrating! It is my policy to be OVERLY nice regardless of the service (or lack of) that I am receiving. I try to be a blessing to the cashiers no matter what. It was challenging tonight, I've got to be honest. I won't go into details, but I am not happy with my customer service experience at all. This is why I prefer CVS over Wal-greens. ECB's are so much more user friendly than Register Rewards ANYDAY!
I will post pics of my deals tomorrow once I figure them out! Literally, I had to return, exchange, you name it because my receipts were wrong. What a mess!
Having said that, not every day is easy coupon day....However, I still LOVE it and am blessing my family beyond belief by saving us so much money.
Be blessed!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

~Coach Outlet Coupon!~

This is a coupon that doesn't come around very often. So, if you are a Coach purse girl....this one is for you!

Get 20% off your purchase coupon at Coach Outlet stores! This coupon is good October 6th to October 12th only.

~Another Christmas Gift Idea~

Have a history buff in your life??? Want the perfect Christmas gift for them? This just might be it! The History Channel Store has a great sale going on right now. There are over 1500 exclusive titles to choose from. Just add three to your cart, and it will total $30. These DVDs are all regularly $24.95 and up each, which makes this a great deal! Free shipping on orders of $75 or more.

~FREE from The Picture People!~

FREE 8X10 or 10X13 plus 20% off additional portrait order coupon from The Picture People. Offer good October 4-31, 2009.

Monday, October 5, 2009

~FREE Movie!~

Use code QNGJ7KD to get a FREE movie rental at any Redbox. Offer good today only!

~Kroger .19 cents!~

10 AirWick (I think that will cover me for 2010 now!)
Reg. $1.09
Sale .69-$1
-$1 q
=FREE + .39 overage on some!

3 BC Cake Mix
Reg. $1.99
Sale $1.00
-.50q (doubled)

4 Campbell's soup
Reg. .73
sale .50
-.40/2 (doubled)
-.30/2 (tripled)
=.30 for all 4!

Bananas (not in pic)

Retail: $20.53
Spent: .19 cents or a savings of 99%!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

~Expired Coupons 9/30/09~

FYI: I just went through my binder and tons of coupons expired on 9/30/09.

Don't think you have time to keep up with a binder??? Multi-task with it! I was just watching the game with my hubby and cleaning out and clipping coupons at the same time. We all sit down to watch t.v. at some point during the week. Why not make it productive?

Boomer Sooner! (they are playing as I type)

Hope you all are having a great weekend :)

Be blessed!

Friday, October 2, 2009


Ran to Kroger to pick up a few deals this week.

2 Softsoap
Reg. $1.59
sale .99 (this might be a closeout item, because it was the only scent marked down)
-$1 q

2 Pizza Rolls
Reg. $1.99
sale .99
-.35 q (tripled)

1 Tony's pizza
Reg. $2.75
sale $1.99
-.50 q (doubled)

Green Giant
Reg. $1.89
sale $1.25
-.50 q (doubled)

BC Cake Mix
Reg. $1.99
sale $1.00
-.50 q (doubled)

Retail: $13.79
Spent: $1.24 or 91% savings!!!

~CVS Deal~

4 Tide
$6 = $24
-(4) $1 q's

1 Dawn
-.75 q

*Spend $25 (before q's) get $10 ECB back deal.

Total: $20.25
-$5 CVS q
-$10 ECB earned
=$5.25!!! (Basically, I got each item for $1.05!!!)


~Coupon Comedy~

My 3 year old daughter had some of my heels on and said to me:
"Mommy, tell me my shoes are cute"
"Your shoes are super cute!"
"Thank you so much. I got them at CVS!"
"Did you get a good deal on them?"
"Yes, $6!"
"Did you use coupons?"
"Yes, I used coupons and a gift card!"

That really cracked me up! I was waiting for her to say that she transferred a script too!!! :)

~3 Coupon Inserts Sunday~

The Sunday paper should have 3 coupons inserts:

Red Plum
General Mills

Happy Clipping!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

~B1G1 Yankee Candles!~

This is a great deal on my favorite candles!!! These candles make awesome Christmas gifts :)

Yankee Candle is having a B1G1 Free sale on the large candles! Use code XF910A7 at checkout. The large candles end up being 2 for $25. Offer expires October 4, 2009.

*Shipping is a flat rate of $5 or free shipping if you spend over $100.

If you plan on going to the store, print the coupon below: