Monday, November 30, 2009

Amazon FREE Music Downloads

Did you know Amazon has hundreds of FREE Music Downloads? I didn't! Check out Lady Gaga's new Christmas song, Christmas Tree. It is FREE on Amazon right now and pretty good in my opinion, although all will not love it, I am sure!

A Few of the MANY Amazon Hot Deals Today

Entertainment Weekly 1 Year $10.00 Newstand $192.50

WowWee Wrex the Dawg Robotic Dog $39.99 Reg $149.99

Garmin's nuvi 260W Widescreen GPS $114.99 Reg $229.99

Sennheiser RS 130 Wireless Headphones $59.95 Reg $199.95

Apple iPod touch 8 GB (2nd Generation) $158.00 Reg $199.99

High School Musical Mystery Date by Hasbro $3.98 Reg $12.99

These are just a FEW of the awesome deals that you can find on Amazon today! Go here: to check them all out!

Disney Cyber Monday Deals

Wal-Mart Value of the Day

This looks to be a really good deal. Go here: to get a Ozark Trail Double Fabric Air Bed for only $13.00 today only!
Great for overnight holiday guests
Cozy fabric mattress top
Rolls up tight for easy storage

Sears Deal of the Day

Go here: to get a motorcycle jack today only for $59.99, regular $119.99. This is really neat! I didn't even know motorcycle jacks were made. This looks to be a great deal if you need one of these, or know someone who does!

New York & Company 50% off Today Only

50% off of EVERYTHING here: plus FREE shipping, today only!

CyBear Monday Build A Bears $5.00 Each

Go here: to get 5 Build A Bears at $5.00 each! Use this coupon: 091241 to save $3.00 on your $15.00 purchase. This is good today only, while supplies last, so hurry!

Organizing Your Coupons for Advanced

I still use a great box. I have just advanced into a much larger box. I now use the handled Rubbermaid 6 qt Handi-Box. It still fits perfect in the top of a shopping buggy and is especially great, because I can now use regular size letter envelopes with the tops cut off and they fit either way in this box. You can have two rows side by side or one long row. Some times of year, I seem to have a ton of coupons, other times, not so many, so I swap up how I have them laid out in this box a couple of times a year. My categories are much more advanced and detailed now. I still keep a pair of scissors, a pen and a small calculator in my box.

Other Beverages
Cereal Bars/Fruit Snacks
Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Canned Meat/Pasta
Boxed Food
Salty Snacks
Sweet Snacks
Baking Supplies
Other Dairy
Frozen Vegetables/Bread
Fresh/Frozen Meat
Frozen Entrees
Frozen Desserts
Baby Food
Baby Other
Pet Food
Cat Litter
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels/Sponges
Aluminum Foil/Plastic Wrap
Paper/Plastic/Foam Dishes
Storage Bags
Trash Bags
Laundry Supplies
Dish Supplies
Window/All Purpose Cleaners
Kitchen/Bathroom Cleaners
Furniture/Floor Cleaners
Air Fresheners/Disinfectants
Shaving Supplies
Hair Products (Except Hair Dye)
Hair Dye
Feminine Products
Other Toiletries
First Aid Supplies
Head Medicine/Sleep Aids
Cold Medicine
Stomach Medicine

Food World
Rite Aid
Winn Dixie

The reason, I split my categories up so much, is I want to be able to go straight to the coupon I am looking for. If my envelope gets too big for a particular category, I will put the envelope in a sandwich size ziplock bag. My Restaurant coupons were in a large ziplock bag, I now have those in a make-up bag. I also have another small make-up bag that I keep other coupons in, such as tanning, home repairs, mall coupons, etc. Plus, I have a purse size coupon pouch that I keep in my purse to put coupons in that I know I am going to use. These are coupons that go with my shopping list or high value coupons that I don't want to forget to use.

Organizing Your Coupons for Beginners

You have to start with a good box. My first coupon box was the small handled Rubbermaid 4 qt Handi-Box. This worked great for me until I outgrew it. It fits in the top of the buggy very well and has a handle which makes it very easy to carry around. The sides lock on very well, so I never feared dropping it. I had a lot of large greeting card envelopes which I sealed and then cut in half as my coupon holders. I used the open side to put my coupons in. I used a bold marker to write on the outside of the envelope what my categories were. The categories I started out with are below in the order that my favorite store at the time was laid out in. Of course, over the years, my favorite store has changed, I have kept this order because I have had it this way for so long, I now know exactly where to go for each envelope. Also, I always have a pair of scissors, a pen and a small calculator in my box.

Cereal/Fruit Snacks
Canned Food
Boxed Food
Baking Supplies
Frozen Items
Baby Supplies
Pet Supplies
Paper/Plastic Products
Cleaning Supplies
Air Fresheners
Beauty/Bath Supplies

I slowly added more categories over the years, but this was a good start and covered all of my needs at the time.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

12 Days of Free Whataburger Menu Items!

Go here: to sign up to receive Whataburger's newsletters and get a different coupon every other day (Dec 2 - Dec 24) for a FREE Whataburger item!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

There are SO many things to be thankful for today and every day! First off, I am thankful for my wonderful children, my great husband, my awesome friends and my extremely helpful extended family! I am also thankful to the Lord for giving me these people and always making sure my family and I have enough, enough of everything we need or even want!

It was just before Thanksgiving in Walmart and a woman was anxiously picking over the last few remaining turkeys in the hope of finding a large one.
In desperation she called over a shop assistant and said, 'Excuse me. Do these turkeys get any bigger?'
'No, madam, 'he replied, 'they're all dead.'

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wal-Mart Map for Black Friday

Go here: This is awesome! You can type in your zip code and find a map of your store to see where you can find your Black Friday items! This is up and working now. This is a MUST HAVE if you are planning on visiting Wal-Mart early on Friday! They put all of their specials in the oddest places!!!

Yankee Candle $10.00 off $25.00 Purchase

Buy Now Black Friday Deals/Cyber Monday Deals

This site is awesome, it shows items that you can buy online now that are going on sale at a store Friday at the same price. Of course, I LOVE getting out early and fighting the crowds (yes, I know I am not alright - LOL) It also has a list of the cyber Monday deals.

Holiday Shopping

The majority of the time, shopping IS a pleasure at Publix. I have only had one complaint about a horrible cashier in the past at Publix, that was last Christmas Eve. Well... it's holiday time again! I checked out last night at the Publix in Helena, AL. I went through Wendy's line, she was so frustrated with my coupon usage that she leaned over after she finished checking me out and glared at me and whispered that I was ripping the store off with my coupon usage. She was horrible throughout all of the coupon scanning and had snide comments about each coupon. This does not happen to me often, I am VERY serious about my coupon usage, I make sure every coupon I use is 100% legal and correct! For her to be so ugly to me and try to make me feel like I was doing something wrong flew all over me! I went straight to customer service and had a nice talk with a girl and a guy up there. They were very apologetic. I felt much better after I left, but tell me, why? Why the rudeness, the coupon dollars ARE NOT coming out of her pocket and she is not getting less money for me saving so much! By the way, I saved $109 and only spent $39. Yea me!

Iron Bowl - ROLL TIDE

Do you have tickets to the Iron Bowl Friday? If you do, you can trade them in after the game, 11/27/09 - 11/29/09 at Academy Sports for $10.00 off your next Academy Purchase of Apparel or Footwear!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Target FREE Soda!

Go here: to try to win a gift card from Target, even if you don't win a gift card, you get a coupon for a FREE soda this weekened only at Target!

FREE Betty Crocker Calendar

Go here: to sign up for a FREE Betty Crocker 2010 Calendar!

Amazon Black Friday Movies On Sale Today Only

For a little over 2 hours longer (until 10 AM CST), 101 Dalmatians is only $9.99 here: They only have 10,000 available and 65% have been claimed already.
Other Cheap Movies
6 AM – 10 AM CST

10 AM – 2 PM CST
Elf $3.99
Wall-E $4.99

2 PM – 6 PM CST

6 PM – 10 PM CST

10 PM – 2 AM CST
X-Men 1.5 $5.00

Monday, November 23, 2009

Publix Pet Coupons

Go here: to print some good Publix pet coupons good through 12/2/09. These are store coupons, so you can use these with a manufacturer coupon.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Toys R Us Two Day Sale

This sale runs today 3 PM to Midnight and Saturday 7 AM to 1 PM. I have only listed the items that are 50% off or better or have coupon match ups.

Playskool Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head Regular $7.99 Sale $3.99 Go here: to print out a coupon for $2.00 off. You will pay only $1.99.

Star Wars 3.75" Action Figures Regular $7.99 Sale 2 for $11.99 Go here: to print out a coupon for $5.00 off a $20.00 Star Wars Purchase. Buy 4 for $23.98, get $5.00 off. Pay only $18.98. Regular price would be $31.96 for four.

50% off Deals
Impecca 2GB MP3/Video Player Regular $44.99 Sale $22.49
LeapFrog Leapster Sonic Game, Math Missions Game, ISPY Challenger! Game or The Incredibles Game Regular $24.99 Sale $12.49
Sakar 3-in-1 Digital Camera Regular $19.99 Sale $9.99
Lil' Luvables Stuffing Studio Regular $19.99 Sale $9.99

70% off Deal
VTech Touch Tablet Advance Regular $99.99 Sale $29.99

This part of the sale runs all day today and all day Saturday.

Spin Master PixOs 3D or Ocean Theme Kit Regular $19.99 Each Sale 2 for $14.99
Crayola Art Organizer, Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center or Crayola Painting Kit Regular $14.99 to $16.99 Each Sale 2 for $14.99
All Character Themed Tees Regular $11.99 to $12.99 Sale 2 for $14.99
Hannah Montana Guitar Video Game Regular $19.98 Sale $24.99
Planet Earth Mom and Bay Dolls Regular $24.99 Sale $12.99
Fast Lane Speed Shop or Car Showroom Playsets Regular $14.99 Sale $7.49
Animal Alley 3" Tan Sammi Pup Regular $49.99 Sale $24.99
Earthwood Toys Petz Dogz or Catz Regular $14.99 Sale $7.49 (Includes a code to unlock the online world of Petz. Compatible with DS Petz Dogz Video Game.)
LeapFrog Learn and Groove Piano Regular $20.99 Sale $10.49
All Crayola Color Wonder, Color Surge & Color Buy One Get One Free $0.98 to $19.98
All Gear Monkey Video Game Accessories $4.99
All Video Game Guides 50% off Regular $7.99 to $24.99 Sale $3.99 to $12.49
Tropix! DS Game, Petz Dogz Fashion DS Game, Panda DS Game or Sally's Salon DS Game Regular $19.99 Sale $9.99
Monkey Mischief Wii Game, Guinness World Records Wii Game, Foosball Wii Game or Skate City Heroes Wii Game Regular $19.99 Sale $9.99
All UMD Movies Buy One Get One Free Sale $9.99 to $16.99 This includes movies such as Surf's Up, Open Season, Spiderman and Fired Up.
Barbie Front Loading DVD Player Regular $49.98 Sale $24.99
Hot Wheels Alarm Clock Radio Regular $29.99 Sale $14.99
Estess Rockets Regular $24.99 Sale $12.49
All Googlys 50% off Sale $1.49 to $7.49
Certain PixOs Super Studios 50% off Regular $29.99 Sale $14.99

On the DS and Wii games, I am going to take the ad to Target and see if they will price match it so I can use my coupon that is save $10.00 on two DS or Wii games. This will make the games $9.98 for two or $4.99 each. I got my coupons in the Sunday paper a couple of weeks ago, but saw additional coupons in the toy aisle at Target. I believe Hot Coupon World has these online as well.

Go here to print out some Toys R Coupons for additional savings good all day today and Saturday: Weekend Deal

Free Personalization - this weekend only on Use code FREEPZ at checkout.

Wal-Mart Value of the Day

The Wal-Mart Value of the Day is the GARMIN Nuvi 780 Portable GPS with 4.3" Touch Screen, Spoken Street Names, Bluetooth, MSN Receiver for $178.00 with free shipping to a Wal-Mart near you.

Target Deal of the Day

The Target Deal of the Day is Philips 6-Device Universal Remote Control with View Panel for iPod I am not even going to lie, I do not know what this is, but it looks like a GREAT deal. The price is regular $199.99, but today only (If you know what this is and need it) is $39.99 and ships FREE!

Sears Deal of the Day

Today's Sears Deal of the day is Gold Duravine Feeding Doe, Buck or Sleigh. Regular $89.99 each. Today only $49.99 each.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

CVS Buy a $25.00 Gift Card Get a FREE $5.00 Gift Card!

The eGift Cards can be printed out and used at the store. I am thinking about buying myself some of these! :o)

Reward Terms and Details
Give One, Get One
For every $25 worth of Gift Card by Email (eGift Card) purchased, the purchaser receives a $5 eGift Card
Limited time offer
You will receive one eGift Card based on your total purchase.
See Reward Chart below for reward values.
eGift Card purchase total is limited to $150 per single transaction. Please see additional terms on the Terms and Conditions page.

Reward Chart
Total Purchase Amount /
Reward Gift Card Amount
$25-$49 /
$50-$74 /
$75-$99 /
$100-$124 /
$125-$149 /
$150 /

It is Christmas Season in Montevallo, AL!

The Christmas Season has officially arrived in Montevallo, AL. Santa Claus arrived on his sleigh tonight and we all got to see! My kids have grown up with the enormousness of Mobile Mardi Gras and had not had the privilege of seeing a small town parade until tonight. It was wonderful, I don't know what I was expecting, but not what I saw! It was so much more personable than Mardi Gras, no fighting, swearing, funny costumes that you hope your children don't see, etc. Don't get me wrong, I will continue to be a Mobile Mardi Gras lover until the day that I die because I grow up so close to the action. (My Daddy was King one year and King Tut another year of The Pharoahs) BUT, I have learned there is nothing like a small town event! This small town that I wanted to have nothing to do with may be starting to grow on me... I am not 'officially' part of this small town, but bumped into at least seven different people that I knew! It is a small world, welcome to the small town!

Wii Guitar Hero World Tour $39.88 at Big Lots!

Wii Guitar Hero World Tour is on sale at Big Lots for $39.88, this sales on Amazon for $69.99! The Pelham, AL Big Lots had no clue what this even was, the one in Hoover, AL had about 30 of them on the shelf!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Crocs Shipped $11.48

Sports Crocs are regular $34.99, you can get them now for ONLY $11.48 INCLUDING shipping cost. Go here:,default,sc.html?sz=71 and when you go to checkout, enter code: secondchance. Sizes are limited.

JC Penney $10 off $10 Purchase Online Code

Go here: to use this code: GR8VALUE and get $10 off your $10 purchase. You still have to pay shipping, but I just used it and had the purchase shipped to the store which made the shipping cost only $4.50!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

$0.29 Beef Filets at Wal-Mart!

Go here: and click the button "Register to Print Coupons Now"

You will get to print a coupon for $3.00 off any 8 oz or greater Chef's Requested product. The 10 oz bacon wrapped fillet sells for $3.29 at Wal-Mart!

Publix - Energizer C and D Batteries 25 cents Cents a Piece!

Sorry about the short notice on this deal, but I just ran across it. Publix has an unadvertised deal on their 4 pack of C or D Energizer Max Batteries. They are Buy One Get One Free. There was a coupon in last Sunday's paper for $1.00 off any Energizer, there is a Target coupon that is in the Target Toy Book for $1.00 off any Energizer. If your store will let you use both of these coupons, your final price will be $1.00 a pack! Alabaster, AL Publix will not let you use the Target coupon, but the Pelham, AL Publix will. This is not true on the AA or AAA. I had the cashier check the price of those.

Energizer Max Batteries Regular $5.99 ($3.00)
- $1.00 Manufacturer's Coupon
- $1.00 Target Coupon
Final Price $1.00

Campbell's/Pepperidge Farm Coupons

Go here: to print off $15.00 in Campbell's and Pepperidge Farm coupons.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New High Value Printable White Cloud Coupons

Go here: to print some VERY good White Cloud Coupons.

Save $1.00 on White Cloud Green Earth Bathroom Tissue or Paper Towels

Save $2.00 on White Cloud one 24-Roll Pack Bathroom Tissue or any two Ultra 12-Roll Pack Combination

FREE 4-Pack of Green Earth Bathroom Tissue with Purchase of 12-Pack or 24-Pack Regular White Cloud Bathroom Tissue

Do you want FREE money for turning your change into a gift card?

Now through 12/6/09 dump $40.00 worth of change into a Coinstar machine and get a $50.00 gift card! Choose from; iTunes; Lowe's and more! There is NO FEE! See all of the details here: Find a Coinstar near you here:

FREE Mueller's Pasta Calendar with Coupons

Go here: to register for a FREE calendar with coupons. After you fill everything out and hit submit, it says "The birth date is not a valid date." BUT if you look at the very bottom, it says, "Thanks for registering.Look for your free planner in the mail soon." so HOPEFULLY it works!