Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Saving Big with Coupons! Classes now forming!

I'm happy to announce I'm now offering Coupon Classes! I'm getting ready to host my first one weekend after next. I'll post details about date and time soon. If you're interested in having a coupon class for a group of your family and friends, church group or other organization, please contact me to set up a date and time. Are you asking yourself "what in the world is a coupon class and what do you do at a coupon class"?

At a Saving Big with Coupons Class you'll learn:
*Coupon Facts
*Coupon Lingo- The Language of "Couponing"
*Coupon Policies and Coupon Etiquette
*Where To Find Coupons
*Organizing Your Coupons
*Wal-Greens and CVS 101
*How Wal-Greens and CVS Deals Look On Blogs
*Rite-Aid 101

There is a $10 charge for the class and it lasts about 2 hrs. You will receive a 15 page packet with a wealth of information for you to keep. I will also be giving away prizes based on the number of people attending. If you host a coupon class at your church I will make a donation to your church. Light snacks and drinks are not required but it's fine if you'd like to have them at your class. I will have them at mine. :)

*Once you've learned the basics about couponing you'll save the $10 you paid for the class in your 1st trip to the grocery store using coupons!

Thank you,

*Disclaimer- I am in no way a professional or an expert. I have simply gathered information I have been allowed to gather and share with you. Everything that is in my packet and that we will talk about in the class is true and accurate to the very best of my knowledge. My information was gathered from personal experiences as well as online and from fellow couponing friends. This class is meant to give you a starting point and to help you understand the basics of couponing. To my knowledge, each website that I listed in my packet is up and running. If, for some reason, they are not working when you visit them, I apologize in advance. All coupon policies I have shared are subject to change without notice.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Found an awesome blog, had to share!

I just found this awesome blog and had to share it :)

Schick Hydro Razor Deal @ CVS 10.03.10

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Blade Cartridges or Razor $8.99, Get $5 ECB's
(Limit 1)
use the $4/1 coupon from the 10/3 SS

Final cost: FREE!
*Great stocking stuffer!*

Savvy Spending

Visit Savvy Spending blog & subscribe to receive coupon deals and match-ups in your email!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Big Lots Reward Card- Save 20% on Sept. 16th & 17th

The only downfall with Big Lots is that they do not accept regular coupons!
Visit this link for printable coupon. You can sign up for the reward card in the store.

Seperate Email Account for Coupons Only

My best advice when you start couponing is to get an email account for just your coupons. You'll find yourself registering for deals and printable coupons and you will have to provide a valid email address. Over time you will probably get over-run with deals! Having a seperate email account for your deals is the best thing to do.

Two of my favorite places for free email addresses are: and

There are a lot of good blogs and websites you can sign up with that will send you a weekly newsletter with coupon and sales ad match ups as well as links to printable coupons.

Happy Couponing!
Shannon :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

$1 Coupon for Pepperidge Farm Cookies

Right now these cookies are on sale at CVS for $1.00!
Click here to print a $1.00 coupon and get them for FREE!
Thank you

Blockbuster Code for TODAY 09.13.2010 Monday Only

Today only, Monday September 13th, you can use code START to get a FREE Blockbuster Express Movie Rental!

Letters To Juliet $5.00 Coupon

In this weeks Parade magazine in the Sunday's newspaper on page 13 you'll find a $5 coupon for the Letters To Juliet DVD or Blu Ray.

*On page 16 you'll find a $5 coupon for Flex-a-min and a $5 coupon for Osteo Bi-Flex

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Store Coupon Policies

Thank you again to Southern Savers for this great link to Store Coupon Policies:
I love that Publix accepts competitor coupons!

Kraft $5.00 Printable Coupon

Don't miss out! Print your $5.00 off 5 dairy or cheese products!
Thank you to Valerie for telling me about this awesome coupon!
We love and thank Southern Savers!

Sunday's Tid Bits 09.12.2010

Just a few Sunday Tid-Bits :)

I went through my wallet and cleaned out all my receipts, what a job! lol Just for the fun of it I added what all I've spend and what all I've saved. I spent $256.84 and saved $160.60!!! This was over a period of a couple of months I'd day. The savings came from coupons and store deals. Before coupons and deals I would have spent $417.44!!! It really does pay to use coupons and take advantage of deals!

Remember that CVS rainchecks DO NOT expire! I purchased a Dial Bodywash for $5.49 a few days ago that I had a raincheck for and got $5.00 in Extra Bucks!

I feel like I got a few good deals at The Dollar Store this week, too. I bought a gift bag, 2 boxes of Kool-Aid flavor packs, 2 boxes of dusters (like the Swiffer dusters, this is a box of 3, comes with handle and works very good), 2 birthday cards (0.50 cents each), a coloring book and doodle pad. You CAN get good deals at The Dollar Store, just keep in mind: Just because it's a $1.00 doesn't mean it's worth it!!!

Remember: Target gives you 0.05 cents for each reusable bag you use. (Toward your purchase.)

Visit: and click on "coupons & promotions" at the top, then click on "coupons". Once you've registered you can print your coupons.

Also check out this link for a quick and easy dip recipe using Hormel chili:

FREE medication at Publix. I picked up a flyer at Publix that says "Get FREE immediate-release strength generic metformin (with prescription, up to a 30-day supply)." I take this medication and will post if I'm able to have it filled for FREE.;jsessionid=3C249C255F12D7461CE329D637157C49 This link talks about the FREE medication, online resources, diabetic supplies and more.

I hope you've enjoyed Sunday's Tid Bits, now get those coupons cut and get to shopping for those deals!

Shannon :)
P.S. Happy Birthday to my Mom, Nanna Patti! :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm back!!!

I'm back and ready to coupon more than ever!!! Check back again soon to see all the great deals I've been taking advantage of! :)

For Lysol coupons visit this link:, click on Special Offers at the top right hand corner.

Also, a very favorite link of mine is: !

I'll be posting again very soon and changing a lot here at Chicks Addicted To Coupons!

Coupon Classes Coming Soon!!!

Thanks so much,
Shannon, A southern mom who loves to save $$$! :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dollar General Pedigree

Dollar General will make a donation to help Shelter Dogs when you purchase Pedigree.
Visit this link to get started with Money Saving Coupons.
*This website contains several videos about Shelter Dogs.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

$5 Dinners

This is a great website to visit, tons of ideas and menu's! On a budget!
*You can also sign up for updates via email.

Dollar General Specials

Become a fan of Dollar General on Facebook and receive the latest updates on specials and deals! Check it out and read about DG partnering with country music star Gretchen Wilson and Reckitt Benckiser to launch Literacy Rocks.

Happy Mother's Day!

Just a quick note to tell all my blog Mom's and Mom's everywhere Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all had a wonderful and beautiful day, you deserve it! It was a great day here in the South for me. :)

Shannon, Blessed & Thrifty Mom in GA

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week

I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all of the teachers
that are so important to each of my children and who have made such a difference.
Thank you for all you do!

Walgreens Deals 05/06

I've had a pretty bad headache off and on for the past few days, so I haven't posted as much as usual. I did manage to get to Walgreens today. This is about $35 in retail, I paid around $9.00! This is including regular coupons, store coupons and RR's. The razor cost me 0.99 cents and the Kotex was $1.00 per box! I feel like I did well and I didn't have to go to the grocery store for bread!

Thought For The Day

Because sometimes we need a little laugh...
Women are angels.
And when someone breaks our wings,
we simply continue to fly...
on a broomstick.
We are flexible that way.

Thanks to:

Our Handmade Soap Dispensers

Our version of the Mason Jar Soap Dispensers I posted a couple of days ago. I have to admit, my husband drilled the holes for me, but they were simple to make and assemble.

I've chosen to package them in brown paper bags with pretty ribbon for that country handmade look.

If you're interested in detailed instructions or would like to purchase one for $6, please email me: The $6 price includes soap (about the amount you see in the picture above, soap colors may vary) and wrapping with ribbon.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

FREE Cami at Lane Bryant

FREE Cotton Sheered Cami ($19.00 value!)
Visit this link, fill out the form and print your coupon for a FREE Cami,
no other purchase required.

The Well Stocked Pantry

This is a great list to print out and add to your binder. You could even use this list to start your grocery price list.

The Well-Stocked Kitchen Pantry

Thank you for a very informative website with a lot of great recipes!

All Things Southern

Come on ya'll! Check it out! :)

FREE Marcos CheezyBread

Text: MARCOSDC to 686868 to receive your FREE CheezyBread! Receive your FREE Cheezybread when you show your text coupon in your cell phone. At the botom of the card it states: *Standard carrier text/internet browsing charges may apply.*

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I personally think this is a great idea and one Mom's would love, too!

Check out:

Thank you Heather Bullard ( for a wonderful project and beautiful website!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Two Shades of Pink

Everyone has to take a look at this wonderful blogspot I found!

She has amazing ideas (inexpensive, too!) and is a joy to read!
Thank you Jessica for such an awesome blog and so many inspiring ideas!

Denim Pocket Magnets for Coupons

This is a very cute craft I think a lot of kids would enjoy doing. Be creative!

Thanks to Twila Lenoir at!

P.S. Check out the denim organizer, too!

This would be cute in any office or kids/babies room!

Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec *PLEASE READ!!!*

To read the products on the recall list and press release, go here:

These are INFANTS and CHILDRENS medicines!!! Please read and pass link on to everyone you know!

Thanks to for the reminder! Please do not take these recalls lightly!

6 youtube videos!

I've managed to get 6 youtube videos uploaded, check 'em out!

~thnks for watchn~

Hope Harbour, Columbus Alliance for Women

As true couponers, we find ourselves with overflowing cabinets of toothpaste & toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, bodywashes, feminine products and so much more. Anytime we're able to get something for free or really cheap, we take advantage of those deals and stock up. I'm sure we all wonder at times, who can I give some of this stuff to? There are many charities in your area you can find simply by using google. Here in Columbus, GA I've found Hope Harbour. If you're in or near this area, please visit their website and consider donating some of your extras, they'll be greatly appreciated.

Putting all those Diaper Coupons to good use!

If you've never seen or made a diaper cake before, please watch this wonderful video on how to make a diaper cake by She has so many great videos, even how to make baby sock roses! This is a great way to put diaper, and other baby, coupons to good use, not to mention showing up to any baby shower with a very unique and frugal gift!

Thanks Carolyn for so many awesome ideas and sharing them online!

Chocolate Cake Club

I find the neatest things while looking around online!

Check out Chocolate Cake Club, it's a great website for any parent. (website) (blog)

Walgreens Sugar

Here in the South, sweet tea is a staple! So, when sugar is a good deal, you buy it! Imperial Sugar at Walgreens (with ad coupon) is $2.19 for 4lbs. Limit 3. Coupon is good thru today 05/01.

Last Minute Razor Deals at Walgreens 05/01

Both razor deals are in last weeks Walgreens salespaper. I looked right over them!

Combine the deal with a $2.00 printable Schick coupon:

and pay even less PLUS earn RR's! Deal is good thru today 05/01.

*The $2.00 printable coupon is good for any (1) Schick disposable razor.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Applebees Teacher Appreciation Day Tuesday 05/04

On Tuesday, 5/4 Applebees is giving teachers a FREE Signature Entree! You must show your check stub or school ID.

Thank you!

FREE $30 Walmart Gift Card

Buy any DS Lite or DSi console and score a FREE $30 Gift Card!
Visit Walmart online for more details:

Where do you buy your ink?

I've been purchasing my ink at Staples forever now and getting a pretty good deal. I always get a free pack of 4x6 photo paper when I purchase both the black and color ink. I noticed that one of our Wal-Marts has been stocking a lot more printer ink than they used to and they have my brand in now. I can purchase just the black ink for $21.00. Of course, I still have to make a trip to Staples to take my ink cartridge in for the $3.00 they'll send me back. Depending on coupons, rewards and such, purchasing ink at Walmart might be able to save you some money. It's worth at least checking into.

Nivea Deal 05/02

This is a MUST READ by For The Mommas! Thanks so much for posting! Thanks to for coming up with such an awsome way to use your coupons to get the best deals!

Click here to view the Nivea deal idea:

Don't forget to get your Sunday paper this week! You don't want to miss this!!!

Old Navy 30% off Sale

Friday April 30th thru Sunday May 2nd, everything in the store at Old Navy is 30% off! *Not valid on gift cards, packaging or taxes.

Thanks to For The Mommas!

Two Great $1 Store Items

You have to be careful when you go to the $1.00 store. Just because it's a DOLLAR doesn't mean you HAVE TO BUY IT! However, if you're looking for a birthday card, or any card, they're TWO for $1.00! Also, gift bags are $1.00 and sometimes you can get 2 or more in a set for $1.00. I've posted about dollar stores before, and I love going to the dollar store, but you really have to be choosey about what you buy. The pictures below are from The Dollar Tree.

The Dollar Tree usually has a wide selection of gift bags to choose from. Most stores sell gift bags for $3.00 or more PER BAG! Why pay such a high price for gift bags and cards when you can get them for so much less at a dollar store?

*Don't forget the tissue paper while you're there!

Check out my very 1st youtube video!

This is my very 1st youtube video! I call it my "tester video". It gives you details about the ALL YOU magazine. Please leave comments, but be nice. Become a subscriber and watch all my "coming soon" couponing videos. Next up will be a video about how I organize my coupons using the binder system and the "over-flow" problem I'm having. Also, watch how I'm going to solve the problem by being the "Boss Of My Binder"! ~thnx 4 watchin~

Walgreens Clearance

Always check clearance aisles! You never know what you'll find. At my nearest Walgreens, I found this plastic 3 ring binder pocket with snap closure for 0.59 cents! It made a great "filler" item.

The Columbus Museum

The Columbus Museum: Admission is FREE!

Summer vacation will be upon us before we know it and before we're ready! For fun kids activies, check out the The Columbus Museum website and blogspot. You can also sign up for their monthly e-newsletter and become a fan on Facebook!

Kind Kid’s Day at Paws Humane

Kind Kid's Day at Paws Humane in Columbus, Ga.
Saturday May 8th from 11am-2pm
Kid friendly games and activities, an art contest, and even something special for Mom!
Be there for the unveiling of "Stamps to the Rescue: Adpot a Shelter Pet"
new stamps from the USPS.

Paws Humane & Aubie

Saturday May 1st from 11am-3pm

"2Paws, 1Cause"!

Military Appreciation & Special Adoption Specials at
Paws Humane in Columbus, GA.

There will be free hot-dogs and drinks, face-painting and a visit from AU mascot, Aubie!

The Auburn club will be paying half the adoption fees for all military families.

*Standard adoption criteria apply.

Check out Paw Humane for details:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

FREE Skintimate Shaving Cream at Walgreens

Don't forget to take advantage of the FREE Skintimate Shaving Cream at Walgreens before it's too late! Purchase 1 for $2.99, receive $2.99 in Register Rewards! Makes it FREE! Register Rewards are like CASH, simply use on your next purchase. (Just not on the product you received RR for.)

Hobby Lobby Framed Letters 50% off

I saw these at Hobby Lobby today and had to post about them. Beautiful framed letters for 50% off! Reg. price $11.99. Pink & White or Blue & White.

Hobby Lobby Clearance & Sales

Hobby Lobby has some amazing sales right now! 90% off Easter & 66% off Home Accents. Also, 30% off furniture and 50% off metal and iron.

Goody Beads Coupon Code

Use Code: BUCKS to receive a Free $5 Goody Beads Gift Card with your first order!
(Coupon verified yesterday by TjoosBot.)

Michaels Scrapbooks & Bead Gallery Sale

*Recollections Scrapbooks & Photo Albums reg. price $9.99 each at Michaels. From May 2nd to May 8th, they'll be on sale for 3 for $10! While supplies last. Selection varies by store. These make really good gifts for anyone you know that loves to scrapbook or if you're a scrapbooker, stock up!
*BEAD GALLERY COLLECTION will be on sale for 40% off! *Free gift with purchase. See store associate for details.

Crayola Glow Station 40% off

One of my daughter's picked this out the other day at Michael's, it's very cool! You can look at the details at: Retail price is $16.99. We used a 40% off coupon we got from the Sunday paper and paid $10.90! That's including tax. Always think about craft stores when looking for a gift for someone, you could save 40-50% using their coupons. Other great craft stores include AC Moore, JoAnns, and Hobby Lobby.

McDonald's 'Round-Up' fundraiser April 29

Please check out this link and "Round-Up" your order at McDonald's today!

FREE Comic Book Day

May 1st, 2010

Grab My Button!

Thanks so much to Moneywise Moms!

Spring Cleaning (before pics)

(ignore bread and candle lol)

I have to get more organized and clean out the cabinet by our bathroom to make room for all my deals! These are before pics of stuff I simply have nowhere to store. The good thing is, it inspires me to organize, clean and MAKE ROOM!

Stocked Up Thanks to Coupons!

Spend LESS, get MORE! This is Valerie's pantry and freezer, nice and stocked up thanks to her coupon addiction! It CAN be done! (She also has over-flowing cabinets, I just haven't received pics of, yet! She said she had to move her pots and pans to make room!)

Home Depot Clearance

Our Office Depot has packs of 8 Write On Dividers w/ 3 FREE Top Tap Dividers for $1 on clearance! Many other things are on clearance for $1 as well, such as a box of 12 red permanent markers. This is a really good deal for the Avery Durable Write On Reusable Dividers!

Thank you Valerie for this great tip!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Must Have Winn-Dixie Deals

These are just a few of the great deals I took advantage of today at Winn-Dixie:

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Kraft Mayo $4.99 (makes them $2.50 each)

Buy 1 get 1 FREE Hunts Ketchup $2.59 (makes them $1.29 each)

Kraft Dressing $2.00

Taster's Choice Instant Coffee Sticks (pk. of 5) 0.99, $1 coupon FREE

Texas Pete Hot Sauce Buy 3 @ 0.99 each get $1.00 off, coupon on bottle

Heinz 57 Sauce Sale $3.49 (reg. price $4.29) $2 coupon making it $1.49
(I bought 2!)

Lea & Perrins W. Sauce Sale $2.49 (reg. price $2.99) $2 coupon making it 0.49 CENTS!
(I bought 2!)

It would've been great to have coupons on the B1G1's, but B1G1 is still a good deal to me!

Petsmart Trip

I went to Petsmart to get some doggie shampoo with oatmeal. I always check to see what's on sale. The Dentastix were $3.99 each, I had 2 $1.00 coupons making them $2.99 each. The Pedigree Breath Buster bones were $2.99, oatmeal shampoo $3.99 and oatmeal conditioner $3.99. I used a PETCO 25% off any 1 item on the shampoo making it $2.99. My total was $15.07 for all of it. I told myself I only wanted to spend about $15 total on good shampoo, once I talked to a really knowledgable sales associate, she recommended this shampoo and conditioner, rather than a medicated one. I had $7 to play with, I think I did pretty good. I wish I could remember her name to say thank you for all her help with Sox. This was his first trip to Petsmart, he did good, but he did pee on the floor! It had to be all the animal smells. I want to say thanks to Matt as well. He's usually working when we go in and has always been very helpful. He let me know that Petsmart DOES take Petco coupons.

Benadryl (best deal yet!)

The retail price for these are $2.38 EACH at Wal-Mart. I had 2 $4.00 off coupons on any 2 Benadryl products. I paid about $1.44 for ALL 4 itch relief sticks! SCORE!

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