Couponing My Way To The Islands!

Monday, May 31, 2010

~Why we eat so much Spinach!~

Several of you have asked about the large amounts of spinach that we eat and that I buy. I eat spinach salads several times per week, put it on sandwiches, use it on tacos, etc. I just wanted to encourage you to try to supplement spinach for anything that you would normally put lettuce on. Lettuce really has no nutritional value. Now I can eat a huge spinach salad and know that I am getting health benefits for me and my family. Plus, fresh spinach tastes really good!
My 3 year old LOVES to put it on everything too. One of her (me too!) favorite meals is to have a spinach salad topped with shredded chicken, kidney beans, cheese, croutons and a baked potato on the side. Finish it up with some watermelon and it is a perfect summertime lunch or dinner.

Listed below are just a few of the health benefits of eating Spinach:
*Spinach is loaded with calcium, folic acid, vitamin K and iron.

*Spinach is also rich in vitamin C, fiber and carotenoids. Add its lutein and bioflavanoids and spinach is a nutritional powerhouse!

*The calcium content in spinach strengthens bones.

*The A and C vitamins in spinach plus the fiber, folic acid, magnesium and other nutrients help control cancer, especially colon, lung and breast cancers. Folate also lowers the blood levels of something called homocysteine, a protein that damages arteries. So spinach also helps protect against heart disease.

*The flavonoids in spinach help protect against age related memory loss. (who doesn't need help with that!)

*Spinach contains choline and inositol, the substances that help to prevent atherosclerosis or thickening and hardening of arteries.

*Spinach and alfalfa help stabilize blood sugar among diabetics.

*Spinach is an anti-aging vegetable.

*Spinach is a good source of Vitamin K, which aids in the formation of the blood substance required for clotting of blood.

*Spinach is also helpful in the following cases; Anemia, Tumors, Constipation, Insomnia, Obesity, Neuritis (inflammation of nerves), Nerve exhaustion, High blood pressure, Bronchitis, Colon cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer, Osteoporosis, Dyspepsia (chronic indigestion), Also helps ailment of the kidneys, bladder and liver.

*Spinach's secret weapon, lutein, makes it one of the best foods in the world to prevent cataracts, as well as age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of preventable blindness in the elderly. Foods rich in lutein are also thought to help prevent cancer.

*Information was taken from the following sources:

Hope this research has at least made you want to try spinach this week. Can't wait to hear how much you like it too!


~My CVS deal this week~

What I got for FREE at CVS this week!

-$2 ECB's (get back after transaction)
-$1 q

Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

~A Few Target Deals~

Mini-me and I decided to get out of the house and do some running around before an appointment. This is what we found today at Target :)

-$5 q
-$5 gift card when checkout q

-.75 Target q
-.50 q

Johnson's buddies
-$1 q

First Aid kit
-$1 q

-$4 q

~Deals Today!~

Below are deals from Kroger & Wal-mart today:

Watermelon-$3.88 (was only $3.50 at Wal-mart, but I forgot to pick one up)
Bananas-.37 per lb

2 BBQ sauce
Reg. $2.49
Sale $1.00

Dole Spinach (pretend...not in pic)
Reg. $2.39
Sale $1.25

2 Oscar Mayer Hot dogs
=.50 each

Wacky Mac (veggie noodles)
Reg. $1.49
Sale $1.29
-.50 q (doubled)

Wal-mart: Had to run to Wal-mart for a couple things and I picked up this stuff too!

Lay's (not in photo)-$1.78

2 Wish Bone ***used a comp ad from Tom Thumb to get this price***

Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

~Ideas for your Stockpile!~

My parents live in another state and my mom is not a couponer. I know, gasp! She is kind enough to clip coupons and send them to me :) Thanks again, Mom! When she comes to visit she goes "shopping" in my stock. It is a great deal for her (super cheap) and for me. I get some of my stock cleared out and get compensated. We both win! To give you an idea of how much she takes, here is a picture (pretend there are also 2 large toilet paper packs & 20 cans of Rotel in the pic):

If you have a nice stock and a non-couponing family member, you should offer them to come shopping. They will LOVE the savings and you will be blessing them :)

Hope you are having a great Friday!

~No Coupon Inserts Scheduled!~

There are NO coupon inserts scheduled for the Sunday paper due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. So, no need to buy multiple papers!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

~Organic & Gluten Free Coupons!~

As promised to my last class (I'm still looking for you girls!)....
Go HERE to print off coupons for organic and gluten free products from Mambo Sprouts!

~Menu Plan~

How is your menu planning going? Eating at home more? Trying new things?

Here is my dinner menu for the week:

Grilled hamburgers, beans, sweet potato fries, watermelon
Pizza (Digorno) w/ spinach salad, strawberries
Spinach salad topped with chicken, kidney beans, cheese, croutons with baked potato and fruit for dessert.
Shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches w/ chips & grapes
Chicken, noodles & broccoli

Turkey sandwich w/ spinach & fruit
Spinach salad w/ fruit

What's cookin' at your house?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

~My Super Target Deals!~

I had some fun in Super Target this weekend. Here were some of my finds:

6 Nivea Women's body wash
$3.99 (reg. price)
-$4 q's

3 Listerine
$3.38 (clearance)
-$2 q's
=$1.38 each

3 Kraft Dressing
$1.89 (sale)
-.55 q
-.55 q
- Buy 2 get 1 FREE Target coupon
=.89 each after all coupons

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

~I Heart Sassy Savers!~

Not sure if I've mentioned it before, but I LOVE to see my Sassy Savers out shopping. They are usually so focused on figuring out the deal that they don't see me for a while. It brings joy to my heart to watch them score some great deals and be able to bless their families.
My family and I ran into Walgreen's before church on Sunday (I was looking at the BOGO Sunglasses) and I saw one of my newest students. She had her buggy full of diapers and other goodies and didn't notice me. She was studying the ad and concentrating on her binder. A few minutes later I got behind her to check out at the cosmetic counter. Knowing that she is new and RR's can be confusing, I grabbed a filler item for her (.25 sauce). As she was checking out the girl was explaining that she needed something else and I put the filler up there. She said thank you without looking at me for a few seconds. Then she turned around and I tried to explain what was happening. She then said "I LOVE YOU!" Once she got checked out, she told me that she has saved her family over $400 in the past 2 weeks! Her husband is thrilled! Her marriage is being blessed now that money is being saved. Her saving this type of money is allowing her to make purchases that she was not able to previously, which is making her very excited too! I LOVE hearing testimonies of Sassy Saver students that have taken my class and how it is changing their lives. It really makes my heart smile. I'm so very happy for her. Great job!

So, Sassy Savers....keep saving money and making me proud!

*One more thing....I'm excited to announce that Queen of Sassy Savings will be doing a Thrifty Fashion Week in the very near future! One of the days will include details on the outfit I'm wearing in this picture.

~My CVS deal this week~

Here is my CVS deal this week. Don't forget that if they are out to get a raincheck!

2 Old Spice Body Wash
-$1/2 q
*Got back $8 in ECBs ($4 each), so I got 2 body washes for FREE and made $5! Now that is what I'm talking about! Woohoo!

I heart these types of deals. I really do :)

Happy Tuesday Sassy Savers~

Monday, May 24, 2010

~$3 Gas Coupon!~


Go HERE to print a $3 off $10 gas purchase from Murphy USA! I've never seen a coupon for gas. Yeah!

~Kroger Deals~

Don't forget to run by Kroger and pick up some of the deals today or tomorrow. Here are a few deals that I like:

18 count eggs =.88 (limit 2 w/ $10 purchase)

Bananas-.37 per lb

Mahatma Rice
-.50 q (doubled)

Kroger American Cheese-.88

Kroger Shredded Cheese (32 oz)-$4.99 (this is a great price...if you bought the smaller packages on sale at $1.99, you would need 4 of them and it would cost $7.96 or you could purchase this for $4.99). I was excited once I did the math!

Kroger Vegetables 2 for .88 or .44 per can

Springdale Milk - $1.88 (cheapest that I've seen around this week)

This sale is good through Tuesday.

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

~My Saturday Deals~

We were out running around today in a different city than usual. We did a bit of exploring and went a couple of places. Here are a couple of deals worth mentioning:

.77 Blackberries
$2.99 10 lb bag of potatoes (these are huge potatoes)
I also bought some fresh spinach that I can't wait to try tonight!

On our way back home we headed to Tom Thumb for the deals that I posted about earlier in the week. These deals are good through Tuesday.

Digorno or California Pizza Kitchen (limit 3)
sale $3.99
-$1 q

Red Seedless Grapes
sale .77 per lb

Driscolls Strawberries
sale .97 per package

Happy Saturday!

~Target Coupons!~

Go HERE to print TARGET coupons. Remember, these can be combined with manufacturer coupons for some great savings! There are 14 pages of coupons :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

~2 Coupon Inserts Scheduled~

There should be 2 coupon inserts in the Sunday paper:

*1 SmartSource
*1 RedPlum

Happy Friday & Happy Clipping :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

~Old Navy $1 Flip Flop Sale!~

On Saturday, May 22nd, Old Navy will be having a huge $1 flip flop sale! There is a limit of 5 pairs per customer. These types of deals usually go very quickly, so plan to get there early. Be sure to call your local Old Navy to make sure they are participating.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

~FREE Kotex Samples!~

Go HERE to sign up for a FREE sample pack from KOTEX. There are 4 different sample packs to choose from:

Sample #1
*2 Kotex Regular Maxi Pads
*2 Kotex Fresh & Dry Long Liners

Sample #2
*1 Kotex Security Super Tampon
*2 Kotex Security Regular Tampons
*2 Kotex Fresh & Dry Long Liners

Sample #3
*2 Kotex Ultra Thin Pads with Wings
*2 Kotex Fresh & Dry Long Liners

Sample #4
*1 U by Kotex CleanWear Regular Pad
*1 U by Kotex Barely There Liner
*2 U by Kotex Click Regular Tampons

I love these samples! Why??? They are FREE!

I heart FREE!

~A few Tom Thumb deals~

Several of you have asked me to highlight the deals for Tom Thumb. They have a really great ad that starts today. Below are a few of the deals that I thought were worth writing about. Again, this is not an entire list....just a few:

California Pizza Kitchen (limit 3)
sale $3.99
-$1 q

93% Fresh Lean Ground Beef
sale $1.79 per lb
*This is a STOCK UP (rock bottom) price for this lean beef!

Red Seedless Grapes
sale .77 per lb

Driscolls Strawberries
sale .97 per container

Fresh Ground Turkey
sale $1.99 per lb

Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon
sale $1.99 each

*These prices are only good at the new Tom Thumb in Rockwall*

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

~My Walgreen's Trip~

Ran into Walgreen's for this deal:

2 Old Spice Body Wash
-$4.49 Register Rewards (get back after transaction)
-$1/2 q
-B1G1 FREE q
=2 FREE + $1 overage!!!!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 17, 2010

~My CVS trip this week~

This was my CVS trip this week:

Blade razor (limit 1)
-$6.99 ECB

8 David's seeds (my hubby's a coach ;)
-$1/2 q
+ if you spend $10 of participating items, get $3 ECBs!
=.38 per package after q & ECB!

10 Dawn
sale .84 (part of the 12/$10 mix & match DON'T have to buy 12 to get the sale price)
-$1 q
-$1 q
-.50 q (8 of these coupons)
=2 FREE & 8 @.34 each!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

~Tom Thumb deals today!~

If you live in my area, it is worth your trip over to the new Tom Thumb. They are having some Saturday only deals. Here are a few things I picked up:

Sale $1.29
-$1 q

Kraft cheese slices:
$1.99 (w/ in-store ad coupon)
-$1 q
=.99 (for 24 slices)

Cheerios: (part of the mix & match sale)
-.50 q(doubled)
=.50 per box

Granola bars (mix & match sale)
-.75/2 q
=$1.12 per box

~Cheap Huggies Diapers!~ (on my sidebar) has a couple of $3 Huggies diapers coupons. CVS has them on sale this week. Remember that the new CVS ad will start tomorrow, so be sure to go today to get these cheap diapers.
Here is the scenario you can do today:

Huggies Jumbo Pack
-$2 ECB (given back for next purchase)
-$3 q

(*Limit 1)

Even if Huggies are not your favorite brand, at this price these would make a nice gift.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 14, 2010

~2 Coupon Inserts Scheduled~

There are 2 coupon inserts scheduled for the Sunday paper:

*1 SmartSource
*1 RedPlum

As always, happy clipping!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

~For the Crafty Girls~

I've been in a very crafty mood as of late. I've been busy with several sewing, painting, spraying, re-fashioning, be-dazzling (yes, I said be-dazzling) projects. If you are in the same mood, this coupon is for you!
Go HERE to print a 40% off JoAnn coupon!

Here are a few of the projects that I've been working on:
*The Toile Dress

*The flower tank

*The Sash Tank


*Here are our matching shirts after I re-fashioned them:

*Every little girl needs a hot pink one shoulder dress, right? ;)

"Peace Rocks shirt before (I probably should say "during"):

*After my re-fashioning and funny is my little model?!

Happy Crafting :)

~BabiesRus Coupons!~

Go HERE to print off several BabiesRUs coupons. I know several of my readers are expecting, so I hope these coupons help!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

~$5/$25 Payless Printable~

Go HERE to print a $5 off $25 purchase at Payless Shoesource. I'm so excited about this coupon! It is just in time for those cute summer sandals :)

~Quizno's BOGO Coupon!~

Go HERE To print a BOGO Quizno's coupon. Offer good through May 18th!

*This one is for you Mandy!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

~Let's Talk Laundry Detergent!~

This post is all about laundry detergent. I get asked questions about what kind of laundry detergent I use on a weekly basis. So, here is the skinny on my laundry :)

I use several different brands of detergents for different types of loads.
Example: Tide= on my nice clothing
Example: Purex, Gain or All= on my whites...I also use bleach and wash them in hot water.
Example: I will only use a detergent with fabric softener on my sheets.
Example: I will use a cheaper detergent on my towels since I wash them in hot water.
Example: For tough stains, I will use All stainlifter.

My clothes are clean and always smell fresh regardless of which detergent I use. I am particular about my nicer clothing and black clothing because I don't want it to fade. By using several different brands, I'm able to save money. If I only used the most expensive (Tide) on everything, I would miss out on a great deal of savings from the cheaper or FREE detergents that I've gotten.

Another important thing I should mention is using the correct amount. Always read on the back of the container and dispense the proper amount. There is no need to use twice the amount when half of it would get the job done.

Make sense? Hope this helps!

Monday, May 10, 2010

~My CVS trip this week~

CVS has a great ad! Here are the items I picked up at CVS this week:

Crest toothpaste (limit 2)
-$3.50 ECB
-.75 q
=FREE + .75 overage!

Kotex (limit 1)
-$4.99 ECB
-$1 CVS printable (found at
-$1 q (found in the 4/18 SmartSource)
=FREE + $2 overage!

2 Carefree liners
-$1 q (found in the SmartSource 4/25)
=2 FREE!


~FYI: Cheap Strawberries~

Strawberries were .97 at Wal-mart as of yesterday. They are nice & sweet!

~Organic Valley Printables!~

I've been searching for organic coupons for several of you. This is what I found this weekend. Go HERE to print $8 worth of coupons from Organic Valley. Organic coupons are hard to find, but when I do find them I will give you a heads up.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

~The Home Depot BOGO Offer~

The Home Depot Garden Club is offering a Buy One Get One FREE on any rose plant of equal or lesser value. Several of my readers have mentioned wanting to plant some of these in their back yards. This is the time to do it ;)
*Offer good through 5/24/10

Go HERE to sign up if you have not already for The Home Depot Garden Club.

Hope you all have a very blessed Mother's Day Weekend and all feel celebrated and appreciated.
Happy Saturday~

Friday, May 7, 2010

~Target Deal this Week!~

Here is a good deal at Target right now.

Sale $7.99
-$5 coupon
-use the $5 Target coupon for a FREE gift card
=$2.99 out-of-pocket
*Get back a $5 gift card=FREE + $2 overage!!!

~1 Insert Scheduled~

There is only 1 coupon insert scheduled for Mother's Day Weekend, however it looks like there are some good coupons which will make for some FREE stuff!


Happy Clipping!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

~FREE 8x10 Photo Collage~

Go HERE to make a 8×10 photo collage at and get it FREE using code GOODTHOUGHTS. Be sure to select in store pickup to not pay shipping. Can't beat the price ;)
*Offer is good through Saturday, May 8th!

This would make a great Mother's Day gift!

~Krylon Coupon from Hobby Lobby~

Go HERE to print a 30% Off Krylon Spray Paint coupon from Hobby Lobby. I'm excited about this because I have plans to use this paint for some teacher appreciation gifts!

~FREE e-card & $1 Tropicana coupon~

Send her your love with a Mother's Day e-card, and get $1.00 off Tropicana.
Go HERE to create a card and to get the coupon!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

~FREE Recipes!~

Go HERE to download 27 Simple Mexican Recipes Cookbook from Recipe Lion!

~Kashi $1.50 Coupon!~

A few of the girls from the class on Friday were seeking a healthier snack option for their little ones. So, here is a $1.50 coupon for Kashi bars!

Wednesday Blessings!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

~New Printable Coupons!~

It's a new month, which means it's time to head over an print off the new coupons from Smartsource & RedPlum. Don't forget that you can print coupons from on my sidebar.

Tuesday Blessings~

Monday, May 3, 2010

~My Kroger Trip Yesterday~

My Kroger trip this week ended up with me stocking up on a few items that I had not intended. I noticed a few "catalina" offers on some products that I was going to purchase, so I purchased a few more to make sure that catalina would print. The catalina offer will be posted below the price tag on the shelf. It is a small white tag with black writing that will explain how many to purchase and the amount you will get back on a catalina. (Not all items listed are in photo)

4 NV Granola Bars
-.40 q (doubled)
-.40 q (doubled)
-.40 q (doubled)
-.40 q (doubled)
-.40 shortcuts ecoupon
-.40 shortcuts ecoupon
-$4 Catalina (prints out good for next purchase when you purchase 4)
=.99 per box!

4 Kellogg's cereal
Reg. $3.69
sale $2.50
-$1 q
-$1 q
-$1.50/2 q
-$3 Catalina (prints out good for next purchase when you purchase 4 Kellogg's cereals, 8 oz or larger between 5/1 & 5/14)
=.88 per box

2 Oikos Greek Yogurt (Not in photo)
Reg. $1.99
sale $1.00

3 Purex Detergent
Reg. $4.12
Sale $2.50
-.35 q (tripled)
=$1.45 each or .05 per load!

4 Fruit Snacks
-.50/2 (doubled)
-.50/2 (doubled)
-$4 catalina (prints out good for next purchase, when you purchase 4)
=$1.19 per box

3 Pop Tarts (not the greatest deal, but I only buy the plain with no sugary topping on it and I can't find those in generic)
Reg. $1.90
Sale $1.67
=$1.25 each

Reg. $4.79
sale $2.50
-$1 q
=$1.50 (this is the big bottle of canola oil)

2 Sara Lee Bread
-.55 q
-.55 q
=$1.19 or .60 per loaf

*I also found a "manager's special" on turkey meat! (Not in photo)
Reg. $3.99 per pound
Paid $1.69
So, I bought all they had left (5 lbs)

Retails for all of the items listed: $89.64
Price I paid after coupons, ecoupons & catalinas: $31.48
*That is a savings of 66%!

Have a blessed Monday!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

~New $2 Johnson's Coupon!~

Go HERE for a $2 off coupon on Johnson's Face & Body Lotion SPF 40.

~Let's Talk Freezer Items!~

~Let's Talk Freezer Items~RE-POST

This is a re-post about items that I freeze. Since couponing, I've learned of many items that freeze well that I would have never thought to even put in the freezer.

Items I freeze:
cheese (slices, blocks & shredded)
okra (from the garden)
lunch meat (ham, turkey, bologna, any kind)
hot dogs
pancake mixes
soups (leftovers)

Hope this helps! I'm sure I forgot to list some items. If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment. Thanks!

~Sassy Saving Seminar/Party!~

Thank you to everyone who came to the Sassy Savings Seminar last night at Christy's house. It was so nice to meet you all! I hope that you had a good time and that you and your families will be blessed with all of the information that was presented. A special thank you to Christy for hosting. As always, I so look forward to hearing of all of your successes!

In Him~

"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think"
~Ephesians 3:20~