Thursday, June 30, 2011

Organizing your Coupons

Once you have started to collect coupons, the next step is organizing them in a way in which they are easily accessible in the store and when planning your shopping trip.

I am going to tell you how I organize my coupons and maybe give you an idea of how to do yours!

I have a large 3-ring binder with pockets on the inside.

Inside the binder, I bought tabbed inserts from Target for $1 each (each pack includes 5 inserts). This is what I use to separate each category, such as meat, hair products, makeup, etc.

To hold my coupons, I bought baseball card holders from Target for about $5 a pack. (each pack includes 30 card holders).

Inside the pockets I have placed my store ads for my shopping trip as well as a pen to make any changes to my shopping list along the way.
Once I have planned my shopping trip and pulled out any coupons I want to use, I place them in a small pink organizer. In case I don’t plan on buying anything else and don’t want to take my large binder into the store, I have this small one that easily can fit inside my purse.

The labels are separated by store and my coupons placed in the appropriate compartment.

Free Sample of Pantene Pro-V

Pantene Pro-V is offering a free sample of their products. Go HERE to their facebook page to see the offer!

Print your coupons 6/30

This is a reminder to print your coupons before tomorrow because coupons are likely to change with the new month!

Free Sample of Downy Unstopables 6/30

Reminder! Be sure to check out Downy on facebook to receive a free sample of their new product Downy Unstopables!!

This will happen at 10 am EST, so be sure to get there. I'm sure these will go fast!

Go to their Facebook page now and "Like" them!

Hot Wheels Target Coupon

There is a coupon at right now for $1.00 off any Hot Wheels item. This should make for a very cheap car!!

CVS, RiteAid, and Walgreens Deals 6/26-7/2

Go check out Passion for Savings for the latest deals for CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens!!

Walmart Free Sample Event

Head over to Walmart Saturday, July 2nd, 5pm- 9pm for a free sample of Nestle Lil Drums!

Look here to see if your Walmart is participating.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Publix Trip $59 worth for $30.46

So I am a little upset with my total today because I grabbed the wrong hot dogs which cost me about $5 more than I anticipated. But all this with a savings of $28.78 isn't bad at all!

Here's how I did it:

2 Aunt Jemima Waffles BOGO @ $2.39
                  - (2) $1/1 printable
2 Ground Chuck $2.99/lb. = $8.08
                  - $3/$8 Meat purchase Harvey's printable
2 Oscar Meyer Franks Bun Length $4.99 ea. (where I messed up, supposed to be 3/$8)= 9.98
                  - $1/2 manu. coupon
                 -$1/2 Publix coupon
1 Goldfish  10/$10 = $1.00
2 Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce BOGO @2.49
                        -$1/2 manu. coupon
1 French's Mustard BOGO @ 1.95 = 0.98
                        -$0.50 printable
1 Dixie Paper Plate 2/$4= $2
                         -$2.00 Children's Network coupon
2 Publix Juice Drinks @ $1.59= $3.18
2 Publix Deli Tea BOGO@ $2.59 = $2.59
3 Capri Sun Drinks @ 3/ $5= $5.00
3 Rotel Diced Tomatoes BOGO @ 1.39= $2.09
       (forgot my coupon for this!! AHH!)

Total before tax= $29.28
Total After Tax= $30.46
Total Saved= $28.78

Best Deals for Publix 6/29-7/5

Here are the best deals I see from the Publix ad for my area:

Publix Deli Tea, 1 gal, BOGO $2.59
$1.30 each.

Sabra Hummus, 4 pk 2 oz cup or 10 oz, BOGO $3.99
-$1/1 Sabra Hummus Tearpad
Just $1 each!

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, 18 oz bot, BOGO $2.35
-$1/2 Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce 5/22/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
As low as 68¢ each!

French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, 14 oz bot, BOGO $1.87
-$0.30/1 French’s Mustard 6/19/2011 SS Insert (exp 8/31/2011)
-$0.30/1 French’s Classic Yellow Mustard 5/15/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/15/2011)
$0.50/1 French’s Mustard

$1.27 or  $0.87

Lawry’s 30 Minute Marinade, 12 oz bot, BOGO $3.15
-$1/1 Lawry’s Marinade hangtag (exp 10/31/2011)
As low as 58¢ each.

Duncan Hines Decadent Brownie Mix, 16.76 to 18 oz box, BOGO $2.69
-B2G1 Duncan Hines Premium Cake Mix or Brownie 6/5/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/5/2011)
90¢ each.

Selected Pepsi Products, 2 L bot, BOGO $1.75
88¢ each!

Aunt Jemima Waffles, 10 ct, 12.3 oz box, BOGO $2.25
-$1/1 Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast Item
13¢ each!

Cool Whipped Whipped Topping, 8 oz bowl, BOGO $1.67
84¢ each.

Beech-Nut Steamies Steam-Cooked Mini Meals or Let’s Grow Mini Meals or Fruities Fruit Cups, BOGO $2
-$1/1 Beech-Nut Steamies or Let’s Grow Rolling
-$1/3 BeechNut Items Rolling (if included)
-$0.75/1 Beechnut Stage 4 Steamies Rolling
-$1/1 Beech-Nut Stage 4 Fruit Nibbles Rolling
-$2/1 Beech-Nut Stage 4 Products (exp 8/31/2011) (if included)
As low as FREE!

Breakstone’s Sour Cream, 16 oz, 2/$3
-$1/1 Breakstone’s Zesty Blends Sour Cream 6/19/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/31/2011)
Just 50¢ each!

Pillsbury Rolls or Biscuits, 4 to 12 oz can, 10/$10
-$1/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/9/2011)
-$0.50/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/9/2011)
-$0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/9/2011)
-$1/3 Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/9/2011)
-$0.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/9/2011)As low as 50¢ per item.

Kid Cuisine Meals, 7.25 to 10.6 oz box, 10/$10
-$1/3 Kid Cuisine, any (DND 5) – All You, June 2011 (exp 8/30/2011)
-$1/2 Kid Cuisine Meals, any – Rediscover Family Booklet (exp 6/30/2011)
-$1/2 Kid Cuisine Frozen Meals Rolling
As low as 50¢ each.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Snack Crackers, 10/$10
-$0.35/1 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams (exp 7/10/2011)-$.55/1 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers printable
As low as 45¢

Carefree Pantiliners, 20 or 22 ct, 10/$10
-$0.50/1 Carefree Products 6/26/2011 SS Insert (exp 8/30/2011)
-$1/1 Carefree Product 5/8/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
-$0.50/1 Carefree Product Rolling
As low as FREE!

Cheap Deals at Walmart 6/26

Here are some free to cheap deals happening at Walmart this week!

Tic Tac Singles $1.04
   -$1 off Tic Tac product, single or multipk, RP 6/12
(makes it $0.04)

French’s Yellow or Spicy Brown Mustard, 18-20 oz, $1.37       
-.30/1 French’s Classic Yellow mustard, SS 5/15
-.30/1 French’s mustards, SS 6/19
-.50/1 French’s mustard printable or on product
-.50/1 French’s Spicy Brown, Honey, etc mustard, SS 5/15
-.75/1 French’s Spicy Brown, Honey, etc mustard, SS 5/15
(use .75/1, makes it 62¢)

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, 26 oz, $1.68-$1 off Hershey’s syrup, SS 5/22 (EXP 06/30)
-$1/2 Hershey’s syrup bottles 17 oz + or Hershey’s, Reese’s or Heath toppings 4 oz +, SS 5/22 (EXP 06/30)
(use $1 off, makes it 68¢)

Dial Lotion, 3 oz, $1.97-$1 off Dial lotion (Facebook) printable or printable
-$2 off Dial lotion or body wash, RP 6/12
(makes it FREE)

 DampRid Moisture Absorber, 10.5 oz, 46¢
-$2 off Mail in Rebate WYB DampRid product (by 6/30) printable
-.50/1 DampRid moisture absorber product, SS 5/01
(makes it FREE + profit)

Softsoap Bonus-Sized hand Soap, 11.25 oz, $1.24-.35/1 Softsoap hand soap, Get More From Your Pharmacy booklet
(makes it 89¢)

Rayovac Alkaline Batteries, 2 ct., 97¢-$1 off Rayovac 9V Lithium or Alkaline batteries (Facebook) printable , printable , or printable
-$1/2 Rayovac alkaline or hearing aid batteries, SS 6/05
-$10 off Mail in Rebate Rayovac RoughNeck Flex360 and Rayovac Alkaline Batteries printable
(makes it FREE)

Let me know if you find anymore cheap Walmart finds this week! Check your clearance section!

Piggly Wiggly coupons 6/29

Go HERE to look at Piggly Wiggly printable coupons.

Piggly Wiggly is also a competitor for my Pubix, so check yours!

Harvey's Printable Coupons 6/29

Here are the printable Harvey's coupons this week. I will be using the meat coupon for my Publix trip!
(Remember, to ask if Harvey's is a competitor for your Publix!)

Harveys Coupons (exp 7/12)
-$1/1 Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies
-$1/2 Gerber Rice Cereal or Oatmeal
-$1/1 Tostito’s Scoops
-$3/$8 in the Meat Department

What to do Wednesdays

Wondering what is going on around Southern Georgia this week? Here are some things you may be interested in.

2011 Base Independence Day Celebration
Date: Friday, July 1, approx. 4:00 p.m.
Location: MCLB Albany, Boyett Park
Free and Open to the Public
Miss Georgia 2011 will be a special guest. Inflated attractions, rock climbing, food, fireworks, Albany Marine Band, K-9 Demonstration, and military vehicles on display. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs!!

Movie in the Park
Date: Saturday, July 2
Location: Downtown Albany, Ga
The movie choice is "The Blind Side".

Cordele Fireworks on the Flint
Date: Saturday, July 2, 9:30 p.m.
Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Parking fee $5

Discovery Days- River Bash
Date: Sunday, July 3  2-4 p.m.
Location: Flint Riverquarium
Crafts and activities for the whole family.

Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
Date: Monday, July 4, approx. 9:30 p.m.
Place: S. E. corner of the Civic Center parking lot
Parking:  Plenty of free parking in downtown Albany and the Civic Center parking lot.
Join us for the biggest fireworks show in Southwest Georgia!  The event will take place in the southeast parking lot behind the Civic Center.  Vendors will be on site with food and cold drinks beginning at 5:00 pm. 

Thomasville Independence Day Festival
Date: Monday, July 4, 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Remington Park, 1304 Remington Ave.
Celebrate Independence Day with good old-fashioned fun and activities for the whole family!  Enjoy great games, food, and music!  And, of course, a fantastic fireworks display beginning at dark!  The festivities begin at 6:30 PM with games and arts & crafts for the kids. 

Discounted Tickets for both Thronateeska and the Flint Riverquarium.
Sunday, July 4
 Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
$5 admission to FRQ or purchase a joint Flint RiverQuarium/Thronateeska ticket for $8.
2011 Fishing Rodeos
Cost: Free to the public; kids must have adult supervision
Location: Ken Gardens Pond - 1509 Ken Garden Rd.
Info: Bob Takash at 430-5222 or email
Rules: Maximum of 3 poles; fishing license required.  Ken Gardens Pond is stocked with channel catfish by the Georgia Deaprtment of Natural Resources Wildlife Division
  • May 21 - Saturday - Kids Only event - 7 am to 10 am
  • May 25 - Wednesday - Public - 8 am to 11 am
  • June 1 - Wednesday - Public - 8 am to 11 am
  • June 18 - Saturday - Public - 7 am to 11 am
  • June 23 - Thursday - Public - 8 am to 11 am
  • July 6 - Wednesday - Public - 8 am to 11 am
  • July 16 - Saturday - Therapeutics - 7 am to 10 am
  • July 28 - Thursday - Public - 8 am to 11 am
  • August 13 - Saturday - Public - 7 am to 10 am
  • August 23 - Tuesday - Public - 8 am to 11 am
  • September 8 - Thursday - Public - 8 am to 11 am

Publix Trip 6/29

Here is what I have planned for my Publix trip this week:

2 Publix Deli Tea  BOGO   $2.59

2 Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce  BOGO  $2.35
    -$1/2 coupon
1 French's Classic Yellow Mustard BOGO $1.87 (not true bogo, my Publix splits this in half for each item)
               So one mustard in this deal is about $0.94
                        -$0.50/1 coupon
3 Rotel Diced Tomatoes or Whole    BOGO  $1.39
         -B2G1 Free
1 Mueller's Pasta BOGO $1.45  ($0.73 for 1)
               = FREE + $0.27 overage!!
2 Aunt Jemima Waffles   BOGO  $2.25
         -(2) $1/1
1 Dixie Plates 2/ $4
   -$2.00 coupon from donating to Children's Network

I will pay about $6 for all of this!! (without tax)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Coupon for Playtex Infant Product

Go Sign up Here for the Playtex newsletter. They should send you a coupon for $2 off an Infant Product within 24 hours!

This coupon will go perfect with a current Publix deal!

Playtex Spill Proof Cups, 1 or 2 ct, 50% off
-$1/1 Playtex cup, plate, bowl, or Mealtime Item 5/22/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
-$1/1 Platex Item including 1-2 ct cups Publix Sweet Summer Savings book (exp 6/30)
-$2/1 Playtex Infant Product

Free Samples

Sign up for All You's website to receive daily free samples. Go HERE to sign up!!

Yesterday's Free Sample was for a Bare Minerals Moisterizer sample
I also buy this magazine, which can be found at Walmart. It is full of great coupons!!

Free Hugo Boss Fragrance Sample

Just go fill out this form to request a free sample of Hugo Boss fragrance.

"Request a free sample for yourself or send a free fragrance postcard with a personalized message to a friend"

Northwood Candle Company-Drawings

Go Here to "Like" Northwood Candle Company on Facebook to be entered monthly into their drawings for free candles. You could also go here to their website.
Price Range
$$ (10-30)
Fragrance Selection:

Aloe & White Lilac
Acqua di Gio (type)
Bamboo & White Grapefruit
Blackberry Sage
Butterfly Hugs
Cherry Crumb Pie
China Rain
Coco Mango
Cracklin' Birch
Cucumber Wasabi
D&G Light Blue (type)
Fresh Outdoors
Grandma's Kitchen
Grapefruit Mango
Hillbilly Homebrew
Hot Baked Apple Pie
Lemongrass Kiwi
Mandarin Tiki
Nag Champa
Palm Island
Relaxation : Aromatherapy
Smiley Face
Vanilla Pear"

NorthWood Candle Company is the manufacturer of top quality soy candles.

Walmart- Soy Joy Free Sample

Head on over to Walmart's free sample's page to get:


ALERT!! Free Sample of Downy

On Thursday, June 30th Downy will be giving away a new product! Be on the lookout for this promotion on their Facebook page.

Free Sample of Cheerios

Go HERE to sign up to receive a Free Sample of Honey Nut Cheerios and a coupon!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Target Weekly Ad 6/26

Head on over to Passion for Savings to look at the upcoming Target weekly ad with coupon matchups!

Free Shout Wipes Sample

Shout is offering a Free Shout Wipes sample on their Facebook Page.

Go "Like" them HERE, go to offers and click to receive your sample.

Sneak Peek of Publix weekly ad 6/29-7/5

Head on over to I Heart Publix to check out this week's Publix ad with coupon matchups.

Remember to check your Publix to see who their competitor's are. The new Leesburg Publix only accepts Piggly Wiggly, Harveys, and Winn Dixie coupons now.

Also, Publix accepts 1 manufacturer coupon paired with EITHER a store coupon OR a competitor coupon.

CVS Extra Care Buck Deals 6/26- 7/2

Itunes Gift Card Spend $25 get $5 ecb
Off or Raid $2 ecb

Off clip-on 1-2 ct.
Deep Woods Dry 4 oz.
Raid Max Bug Barrier 30 oz.

Revlon Face, Eye, or Lip Spend $10 get $4 ecb

Age Defying with DNA Advantage Cream Makeup
Grow Luscious Lash Liner
Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara

Any Almay Cosmetics Spend $10 get $5 ecb

La Roche Posay Anthelios $5 ecb
Daily moisturizer or sunscreens

Lysol Healthy Touch Spend $20 get $10 ecb

Antibacterial No-Touch hand soap system

Any L’Oreal Cosmetics Spend $15 get $5 ecb

Jergens, Biore, Curel, or John Frieda products Spend $10 get $3 ecb
John Frieda Collection shampoo or conditioner $6
Jergens, Biore, or Curel
John Frieda Collection Hair Treatments $8

Pond’s $5.88 $2 ecb

Towelettes 30 ct.
Dry skin cream
Cleanser or cold cream 9.5-10.1 oz.

Dove, Degree, Lever, or Caress Spend $15 get $5 ecb

Dove or Degree Ultimate, ultra clear deodorant 2.6-2.7 oz,
Dove body mist or Men+Care 2.7 to 3 oz. 2/ $7
Caress, Dove, or Lever bar soap 6-8 pk. $7
Dove Body wash 18-24 oz. $6
Dove body lotion or Men+Care body wash 13.5 oz. $5
Dove shampoo, conditioner 12 oz. or styler 4-9.25 oz. 2/$6

Schick Intuition, Quattro for Men or for Women $8.99 $3 ecb

Razor 1 ct.
Cartridges 3-4 ct.

RepHresh Brilliant pH tampons 18 ct. $6.79 $6.79 ecb

All Huggies Jumbo Pack 2/$18.00 $4 ecb (on two)

Band-Aid Brand Bandages $2.99 $2 ecb
Decorated 20-60 ct.
Sheer strips 40-80 ct.
Sheer comfort-flex 10-40 ct.

CVS Pharmacy Protective Underwear 24-34 ct. $15.99 $3 ecb

Pantene Pro-V 2/ $6.97 $2 ecbShampoo or conditioner 12.6 oz.
Styler 5.7-11.5 oz.

All Mennen Speed Stick $1.99 $1 ecb

Colgate $2.87 $1 ecb
Total Gum Defense, Advanced, Enamel Strength 4 oz.
Total, Total Whitening, Max 6 oz.
Cavity Protection 8.2 oz.
2-in-1 4.6 oz.

Beverages 5/ $5 $2 ecb (on 5)

Powerade 32 oz.
Vitaminwater 20 oz.
Smartwater 1 liter
Fuze or Honest Tea 16.9 oz. selected varieties

Walgreens Register Reward (RR) Deals 6/26-7/2

Here are this week's RR deals for Walgreens.

Pringles 5.71 to 6.73 oz.       4/$6                  $2 RR

Schick Intuition or Quattro for Women Razor System or 3 or 4 pack cartridges $8.99        $3 RR

Dove or Degree     3/ $18              $6 RR
• Cream Oil Lotion, 13.5 oz
• Clinical Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 1.7 oz.
• Body Wash, 18 or 24 oz.
• 6 pack Bar Soap
Dove or Degree                  4/ $15                    $5 RR
• Shampoo or Conditioner, 12 oz.
• Styling Products or Treatments, 3.3 to 9.25 oz.
• Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2.6 to 3 oz.
• Body Mist, 3 oz.
• Body Wash, 12 or 13.5 oz. or Active Clean Shower Tool      

Pampers Box or Big Pack Cruisers or Prints Diapers      $19.99              $3 RR

Baby Care     2/ $6            $1 RR
• Select Johnson’s Products, 6.5 to 15 oz.
• Desitin, 2 oz.

Reach Dental Care   $2.99           $2 RR  
• Floss, 30 yds.
• Single pack Total Care or 2 pack Advanced or By Design Toothbrushes

Miralax 17.9 oz.      $19.99                  $3 RR

Twizzlers      2/ $3           $1 RR    

Allergy Relief     $19.99      $5 RR
• 90 ct. Wal-Zyr™ or Wal-Itin®
• 60 ct. Wal-Fex™     

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Get your Sunday Paper!

The first thing you need to start couponing is...COUPONS! So go get your Sunday papers. No, you don't need to buy a million papers to get a collection of coupons, just buy a couple of papers each Sunday so you at least have 2 of each coupon. 

Another great way to get coupons is online. Check out,, and  These sites update their coupons often, especially the first of every month.

Here in Southwest Georgia, we receive only two out of three coupon inserts: Proctor and Gamble (P&G) and SmartSource (SS). The other one we don't get is RedPlum (RP).

This week's SS coupons include:
       - $1.00/1 Kemp's Frozen Yogurt  (Exp. 08/06/11)
       - $0.50/1Cheerios (Exp. 08/06/11)
       -$0.75/1 Nature Valley Granola Thins (Exp. 08/20/11)
       -$0.55/1 Duke's product (Exp. 07/24/11)
       -$0.50/1 Mt. Olive Pickles, Peppers, or Relish Product (Exp. 07/24/11)
       -$0.75/1 any variety Snackwell's Bars (Exp. 09/30/11)
       -$2.00/2 Windex Multi-Surface and Windex Outdoor All-in-One Cleaning Tool Products (Exp. 08/20/11)
        -$2.00/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Active Scrub and Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel (Exp. 08/20/11)
        -$1.00/3 Hershey's Milk Chocolate 6 packs (Exp. 08/14/11)
        -$0.20/2 Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows (Exp. 08/14/11)
        -$1.00/2  Honey Maid Grahams (Exp. 08/14/11)
        -$0.75/1 Resolve High Traffic Foam Product (Exp. 08/07/11)
        -$0.75/1 Resolve Product (Exp. 08/07/11)
        -$2.00/2 Dramamine Products (Exp. 09/30/11)
        -$1.00/1 Scotch-Brite Cook Top or Stainless Steel Cleaner Starter Kit (Exp. 07/31/11)
        -$1.00/2 Eckrich Smokes Sausage (Exp. 08/31/11)
        -$1.00/5 Weight Watchers 6 oz. yogurt cups OR 2 32 oz. Multi-pack containers (Exp. 08/15/11)
        -$2.00/1 Bio-Oil 2 fl.oz. or 4.2 fl. oz. (Exp. 09/30/11)
        - Chuck E Cheese's Coupons

Welcome to my blog!

Hello everyone!
   I have been searching the net for a blog solely for Georgia couponers but have been unsuccessful in finding one out there, so here I am!
  Hopefully you will find this blog helpful in saving money and time with your shopping! I'm going to try to keep this updated with the coupons we receive in this area as well as deals for the local stores. If you ever have any questions or find a deal I didn't, please let me know!