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Friday, December 30, 2011

Sorry for No Updates

Hi Everyone!

I really hope your couponing is going well. I had to tone it down for a while due to finals and Christmas. However, I am about to start being a lot more active.

UAB has been amazing and you can see the article about the blog in the most recent issue!

I can't believe how great this has become!

I taught a coupon class this last semester. Anyone is welcome to use my PowerPoint! Just comment and I will email it to you!

XOXO

Lauren

Monday, November 21, 2011

UAB Magazine

Although I've been a horrible blogger lately, I'm so excited to announce that UAB Magazine wrote an article about me! I love it! http://www.uab.edu/uabmagazine/fall2011/departments/students/coupons

XOXO

Lauren

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Update on Last Post

Sorry! You can't buy whole coupon inserts at Coupons by DeDe but you can buy them already clipped. Which saves a lot of time if that is how you choose to organize! However if you want the unclipped versions, the only place I can find is wholecouponinserts.com!

XOXO

Lauren

Forget to Buy the Sunday Paper?

Okay, so I live in a residence hall. Delivery Papers aren't very convenient. That means every Sunday I head to my local gas station and buy 6 papers. However, lately due to my crazy life I've missed a few Sundays. I know I can't be the only person to do this so I wanted to share a website that allows you to buy inserts. I bought a few of the cover girl coupons from her and they were here quickly and payment was safe! I've never tried getting entire inserts but I am about to order a few. I will let you all know how it goes!

Coupons by DeDe

XOXO

Lauren

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November is always Black for me!

So sorry it's been a while since I posted. I had 4 tests last week and now it is homecoming here at UAB! However, November is here and that means my favorite holiday!!! BLACK FRIDAY! Ah! =) I suggest signing up for www.blackfriday.info for all the best ad alerts! The key to getting the best deals is to PLAN AHEAD! So, I promise to try and post more! Happy planning!

XOXO

Lauren

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Better Prices on Already Reduced Items

Today I wanted to share a small secret that I love! I am a Resident Assistant at my university and therefore do programs for residents. I also like to get involved with campaigns like Operation Christmas Child. This awesome campaign sends shoe boxes to children who might not have a Christmas otherwise.

However, I don't like to break the bank to do this. I am a college student! So, let me tell you the best place to get these little favors (think Christmas gifts without killing your budget): Oriental Trading. If you don't know about it already the company calls itself "We are the nation's largest direct merchant of value–priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of school supplies and affordable home d├ęcor and giftware." The little secret I want to share today is the section on the site called the "Less than Perfect" sale section. This part of the site has a collection of items that might not be exactly as described. For example 12 (yes a dozen) reindeer mugs found here are only $1.49! Why? You might have to retouch their paint!

Just thought I would share this shameless money saving trick!

XOXO

Lauren

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Local Stores

Hi Couponers!

I thought I would share a small chart I made with details on the store policies!

Enjoy!

XOXO

Lauren

Store Name

Buy One Get One Free

Competitor Coupons

Doubling

Other

Publix

In most stores, each items rings up as half price and coupons can be applied to each item. You do not have to buy two items to get the deal.

Accepts them. Each store varies

Doubles coupons 50¢ or less.

Pick up or order online the Grape, Greenwise, and Family Style magazines for more coupons! Also, look out for special inserts for Publix in the newspaper

Walmart (corporate policy)

Not a common sale type (if ever).

Accepts coupons that have a final price listed on them.

Does not double.

Price matches other stores advertised deals that have a price listed. Will not match doubling of coupons or other incentives. (more information)

Winn-Dixie

Must buy both items to get the sale price. Corporate says you can use two coupons, but the registers don't always take them.

Does not accept them.

Areas in Alabama and Georgia double coupons 50¢ or less. Florida locations do not double.

Sign up for the Baby Club for extra sales and coupons

Target

Must buy both items to get the sale price. Corporate says you can use two coupons, but the registers don't always take them.

Does not accept them.

Does not double.

Lots of printable coupons online


 


 


 


 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Free Kleenex

Just saw a new deal for free cool touch Kleenex sample! My friends and I tried these, and loved them!

Go check it out here: https://kleenex.com/SoftnessWorthSharing/

Best thing is, you share it with a friend and then you get one for yourself! Fun!

XOXO

Lauren

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Freebie Source

A good friend of mine just told me about a new place to get samples! It's through USPS and they are sending out what they call "Sample Showcase Boxes"! Hey it's free! Go check it out and sign up here: https://www.usps.com/manage/free-product-samples.htm


 

XOXO

Lauren

Cover Girl Mega Deal

Okay, okay. I know you might be like "shut up about the Cover Girl make-up coupon." No, no I refuse. First thing, it's my blog. Second, I have some valid points =)

Guys (yes, I know you read my blog too!), Halloween is coming up! You can use the face make-up then! DUH! My old friend from Marshall County (shout out!) sent me a facebook message, confirming that the coupon can be used on face sponges too! Those are only $2.94! That means you use the $8.00/2 found in last Sunday's P&G insert and you will have over $2.00 to spend on something else!

Girls, this is a great chance to stock up on make-up!

This Sunday, I actually used the coupon to fund a charity event I did! We were able to make over 400 ribbons to support breast cancer awareness!

I actually even went to Coupons by DeDe and bought more!

Let me know how you all do!

XOXO

Laurne

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Money Back with Covergirl

A good friend of mine just alerted me to an awesome deal on make-up! If you use CoverGirl you can use the P&G coupon from today and combine it with the prices at Wal-Mart for a better than free deal! You'll get $0.52 back! More details here:

http://adventuresofacouponista.com/2011/10/walmart-deals-for-the-week-of-102/

Thanks Judy!

XOXO

Lauren

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview Oct 2

Woot! Woot! 4 inserts scheduled for tomorrow! Don't leave the store without these in your paper:
Smart Source, Red Plum, P&G, Pepsico Moments
Yay! I love P&G!
XOXO
Lauren

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Coupon Class

Tonight is my first coupon class!

Actual class has been really hectic for me, and I am so sorry I haven't updated like I should. Hopefully, I can get back in the groove of couponing!

I am really excited to do a class to my actual peers. I think it will be great! I hope to take pictures and post them on here. I got lots of prizes using coupons and I hope they enjoy it!

If any one wants to come it will be at 8:30 p.m. in the UAB Blazer Hall RLC!

XOXO

Lauren

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pink Ribbon Army

I am a huge supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness. I lost my aunt last November and it is still devastating. There is a new app on Facebook and if you simply join it you get a free breast cancer pin! And the more people you get to join the more free items you get!

Pink Ribbon Army


 

What are you waiting for? Go join!

XOXO

Lauren

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Zazzle Sweepstakes

So, I totally love Zazzle (and not just because of their awesome Harry Potter merchandise). However, sometimes I find them a little pricey. One great thing is that they send coupon codes all the time (this can also be a bad thing because it totally spams my email). But they are now having a great give-a-way! Just like them on facebook and then put in your information!


Good luck everyone!

XOXO

Lauren

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Free bags, invites, and more!

Vistaprint is having a lot of great freebies! You have to pay shipping (around $4.00) but it's worth it! You can get tote bags, invitations, calendars, photo books, & more! Go to Q-tipping Mom for more information!

XOXO

Lauren

Wonderstruck

Sooooo…Since Taylor Swift was not happy with a music and acting career OR her clothing line, she is now releasing a fraquence! (I bet you all know what is coming) So, that means FREE SAMPLE! =) I have to admit I'm excited to try this! It's another like on facebook deal. And then scroll to the bottom! There have been some reports of it not working to well. Hopefully you can get it!

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Sample

XOXO

Lauren

Target Deals through 09/24

Since I already shared the cheesy skillet deal at Target I wanted to give y'all the link for the coupon matchup!

Target Coupon Matchup

XOXO

Lauren

New Printables

Thought I would share some of the new printable coupons I found! Thanks to SouthernSavers!

$1 off I Can't Believe It's Not Butter printable

.75/1 Roman Meal Bread (zip 63636) printable

.50/1 Old El Paso printable
(makes beans free!)

$1 off Naked Juice, 15.2 oz, (Facebook) printable

$1 off Bear Naked product printable

$3 off Nexxus Hair Care (Facebook) printable (great deal this week at CVS)


 

XOXO

Lauren


 

Cheesy Skillet Boxed Dinner $0.27 EACH

$0.50/1 – Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Boxed Dinner Item, Target Coupon – (target.com)

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets are on price cut at Target for $1.77.  There are two coupons you can combine to purchase these for only $0.27 each!


 

So excited to see this! I have to go before the week ends! Just so you all know these can be cooked in the microwave too! =) Thanks to the krazy coupon lady!

XOXO

Lauren

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Coupon Matchups for 9/14-9/20

Yay! Wednesday means we have new sales, and new deals to catch! =) I am running low on supplies, so it's almost time for a big trip. Thankfully, school has calmed down just a little after having three tests this week! Here are the links for the matchups of Winn Dixie and Publix! One thing about Publix is that they all have different coupon policies. Be sure to check with your local store on what competitor's coupons they accept (mine DOES NOT accept target):

Winn Dixie

Publix

XOXO

Lauren

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bath and Body Works

Bath and Body works is having a great deal! You can get wallflower refills for $6.00 for two! Plus if you use the code FALL25 at checkout you can get $1.00 shipping on a purchase of $25.00 or more!

XOXO

Lauren

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Target free Samples and Coupon Matchup

Target is the best for always having great coupons on their site and now they have some free samples up here: http://samples.target.com/

They have a Kleenex sample right now!

Here is the coupon matchup for the week! Some good deals on toothpaste that I've been wanting to try =)

http://www.cuckooforcoupondeals.com/weekly/target/target-ad-deals-911-91711/

XOXO

Lauren

CVS Deal

Just got a head's up from an awesome CVS employee that the CVS Coupon Center is printing out coupons for FREE crackerfuls or Fig Newton Thin Cookies this week! She said it's one of the best deals she's seen in a while!

Thanks Laura!

XOXO

Lauren

Coupons Today

There should be 3 coupon inserts today!

Good luck!

XOXO

Lauren

Sunday, September 4, 2011

P&G and No Coupons

If you haven't already, be sure to sign up at P&G! You can sign up for a coupon book and they have great free samples!

Also, don't freak if you went and bought papers today and had no coupon inserts. It is common for holiday papers not to contain coupon inserts!

XOXO

Lauren

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Great Way to Get Free Stuff


I am a huge coke fan. The only other type of drink I drink is Diet Mt. Dew (which is a Pepsi product). So, why not get rewarded!
I use http://www.mycokerewards.com/ . A lot of people drink coke but don't utilize this prize system!
One thing to know, I've heard bad reviews from others about the coke products. For example, coke umbrellas, oven mitts, etc. So, just stick with free coke coupons, giftcards, tickets, photo products, and magazine subscriptions!
XOXO
Lauren

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hidden Coupons

While going through the Sunday paper I found some extra coupons hidden in the Parade insert (it's a special insert in the Birmingham News). It is for some good values on Swiffer, Febreeze, Dawn, Mr.Clean, and Cascade. It's labeled "Special Savings from Wal-Mart" but they are manufacturer's coupons! So be on the look-out through out the paper, not just the normal inserts!

XOXO

Lauren

Look for us in UAB Magazine

A lot of you began reading me when UAB News did an awesome story about my blog AND NOWWWWW…

UAB Magazine is doing another story! The magazine will be out around October!

They took the pictures for the article this week and I can't wait to see them!

XOXO

Lauren

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Photo Deals!

Anyone that knows me personally knows that I love pictures! Now through August 31st. Snapfish is offering a good deal on photo prints.  Get 50 prints for $5 with free shipping! To get the deal use code, 50PRINT4U at checkout. $0.10 is a common photo deal, but with the free shipping this is a really great one!

ENJOY!

XOXO

Lauren

Free is my Favorite Word

Want some more free samples? =) Who would say no to that? Here's a list of the newest ones I have seen lately!

Household

Finish Dishwashing Sample (Just push like on facebook and go from there. It's first come first serve, so hurry. One person will also win a free dishwasher!)

10 Free Eco Garbage Bags

Shout Color Catcher (Like on Facebook)

Health and Beauty

Biore Skin Cleanser

Episencial

Burberry Perfume (Like on Facebook)

Crest Complete

John Frieda Serum

Poise Hourglass Shaped Pad

Eucerin (Like on Facebook)

Food

Oikos Yogurt

Activia Free Sample (sign up for newsletter. Printable coupon)

Quest Protein Bar


 

I also posted a new tab at the top, I am going to put all my freebie blog posts there so you can find them easily!

XOXO

Lauren

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Site, Deals at UAB

Found an awesome new site today!

http://www.coupongeek.net/

Added her to the list in the tab page as well! Be sure and go there if you need to know where to get coupons!

For everyone at UAB, Starbuck's is having an awesome promotion right now:

  1. Buy something at the store besides H2O
  2. Get your receipt stamped with a coupon for a $2.00 frozen drink after 2 p.m. that same day!

Remember, tomorrow you can also get 15% off at Zen Yogurt with your Student ID!

For my Birmingham readers, Greenspring's K-Mart is not doubling coupons, but Crestwood is!

For my Marshall County readers, Albertville K-Mart is doubling coupons this week!

Hope all this helps y'all get some great deals!

XOXO

Lauren

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Free Steak Dinner from Outback!

WOW so Outback announced that they will be giving away 1,000,000 FREE STEAK DINNERS! That is a steak and a bake potato side! It will be TODAY only here: http://greataussiesteakout.cloudapp.net/

There is a countdown going on right now but you can text 'OUTBACK' to 27438 and you will be notified when the deal is available!

Everyone needs to jump on this!

XOXO

Lauren

Monday, August 22, 2011

K-Mart Coupon Event

Usually K-Mart doesn't double coupons, but according to an article I just found they are having a special event. Go read the article here and she also has an awesome list of deals!

Good Luck!

XOXO

Lauren

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just a Quick Update!

Just wanted to remind everyone that if you haven't already liked the page on facebook, I would love you to! The link is www.facebook.com/CollegeCouponer and you should definately spread the word! The more, the better!

There will only be one coupon insert in tomorrow's paper, so no one think you didn't get them all. Some good ones though. According to Southern Savers the following can be found. Remember, it will vary by location:

SmartSource 8/21

$1 off Act mouthwash, 16.9 oz + (exp 10/31)
$1 off Brita bottle water filtration system (exp 10/31)
$4 off Brita pitcher or faucet mount (exp 10/31)
.50/1 Carefree product (exp 10/31)
$2 off Claritin product, 4 oz or 10 ct + (exp 9/18)
$4 off Claritin product, 15 ct + (exp 9/18)
$6 off Claritin product, 45 ct (exp 8/28)
$1 off Clear Care Cleansing and Disinfecting solution, 12 oz + (exp 9/30)
$3 off Clear Care Cleaning and Disinfecting solution, twin pk (exp 9/30)
.25/1 Clorox disinfecting wipes, 35 ct + (exp 10/16)
.25/1 Clorox bleach, 82 oz + (exp 10/16)
$1/2 Select Clorox, Tilex, or Pine-Sol cleaners (exp 10/16)
$1/3 Dannon Oikos or Stonyfield Oikos organic yogurt, 5.3 oz (exp 9/18)
.75/2 Dole fruit bowls (exp 10/31)
.75/1 Excedrin product, 20 ct + (exp 10/8)
$1.50 off Excedrin product, 80 ct + (exp 10/8)
.50/1 Formula 409 All Purpose cleaner, 32 oz + (exp 10/16)
.75/1 French's honey mustard dipping sauce (exp 11/30)
.55/1 Frigo Cheese Heads string cheese, 10 oz + (exp 11/30)
$1/2 Glad food storage (exp 10/1)
.75/2 Glade Sense & Spray refills (exp 9/24)
.55/1 Glade Premium room spray, 9.7 oz (exp 9/24)
.75/1 Glade Scented Oil candles holder or (2) refills (exp 9/24)
.75/2 Glade jar candles, 4 oz (exp 9/24)
$1 off Glade Decor Scents electric warmer (exp 10/8)
$1 off Glade Decor Scents glass holder (exp 10/8)
$1 off Glade Decor Scents refill pk (exp 10/8)
$1 off Glade Press & Spray starter kit (exp 9/24)
$4 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil refills, twin pk or (2) singles (exp 9/24)
$1/2 Hansen's juice, 64 oz (exp 9/23)
$1/2 Hansen's Natural soda, multpk (exp 9/23)
.25/1 Heinz ketchup (exp 9/30)
$1/2 Hershey's milk chocolate reg or w/ almonds or special dark, 6 pk (exp 10/16)
$1 off Hidden Valley Farmhouse Originals dressing (exp 11/30)
$1 off Hidden Valley salad kit (exp 11/30)
$1/3 Hot Pockets product, 2 pk (exp 11/21)
$1 off Jose Ole product, 16 oz + (exp 10/15)
$1/3 Junior Juice boxes, 4 pk (exp 9/23)
.50/1 KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce or marinade (exp 11/30)
$1/2 Keebler cookies (Target coupon), 6.6 oz + (exp 9/24)
$1/2 Kellogg's cereals (Target coupon), 10.8 oz + (exp 9/24)
$1/2 Kellogg's Nutri-Grain bars 8 ct AND Pop-Tarts 12 ct (Target) (exp 9/24)
$1/3 Kellogg's Eggo frozen items (Target coupon) (exp 9/24)
$1 off Kingsford Match Light charcoal briquets, 6.3 lb + (exp 11/30)
$1 off L'Oreal cosmetic item (Walgreens coupon) (exp 10/16)
$2 off L'Oreal haircolor (Walgreens coupon) (exp 10/16)
$2 off L'Oreal skincare item (Walgreens coupon) (exp 10/16)
$1 off Mitchum product, excl trial size (exp 9/25)
.55/1 Morton Season-All product (exp 11/30)
.50/1 Mountain High yoghurt, 32 oz (exp 11/12)
.50/1 Nestle Tolls House dark chocolate morsels (exp 10/31)
$1 off o.b. product, excl trial size (exp 10/31)
$1 off One A Day multivitamin (exp 10/15)
$1/3 Ore-Ida product (exp 9/30)
$3/2 Pantene product, excl trial size (exp 9/30)
.75/2 Planters peanut butter (exp 10/2)
$1 off Purina Alpo Come & Get It product (exp 9/19)
$1 off Purina Friskies Crispies cat treats (exp 11/21)
$1/2 Purina Beggin product (exp 11/21)
$2 off Purina One reg or BeyOnd cat food (exp 9/30)
$2 off Purina One reg or BeyOnd dry dog food (exp 9/30)
$1 off Scrubbing Bubbles Active Scrub cream cleanser (exp 10/1)
$1 off Stayfree product (exp 10/31)
$1 off Triaminic fever reducer (exp 10/15)
$1 off Tyson frozen chicken nuggets (exp 11/30)
$1 off Velveeta Cheesy Skillets dinner kit (exp 9/21)
$2 off Wisk laundry detergent, 45 oz + (exp 10/21)
$1 off Wonderful mini almonds, 10 oz + (exp 12/31)
$1/10 Yoplait yogurt cups (exp 10/15)

Good luck!!

XOXO

Lauren

Tablet Deal

While reading some of the new posts on Southern Savers, something caught my eye. HP has decided to cancel the production of the HP TouchPad. What does this mean for you? It's going to be $99.00 at the major retail stores for the 16 GB version and the 32 GB is $149.00! This is an AWESOME deal.

Take note that they will still support the existing WebOS devices so you should still get technical support and current apps! BUT since this is happening because HP is going to try moving another operating system there will probably be no new apps or software updates. This would be a great tablet for basic note taking and internet browsing!

Southern Savers also posted a great video comparing it to the Apple iPad!


 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Target College Promo

Woot! Just got wind of an awesome new promotion Target is doing! The first 1000 people to "like" an offer they put up will get a coupon sent to their phone! Some people are saying about 50%! The last offer was a comforter set for the dorm! Crazy!

Here's the link: http://college.target.com/1000-likes

They stagger the events. So be sure to check back often and get one you like!

XOXO

Lauren

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Special Offer from Zen Yogurt in Birmingham

The owner of Zen Yogurt was super nice and sent me an email telling me about a student discount Zen offers to UAB and BSC. Students receive 15% off on Fridays at Zen Yogurt & Smoothies. All they'll need is a valid student ID.

Zen on Facebook
Zen on Twitter
Zen Yogurt Official Website

Zen's Address is:

1801 5th Avenue South, suite 115
Birmingham, AL 35233

They are right near UAB Hospital and next to Moe's and McAlister's! It is within walking distance of UAB, I've gone there since they first opened. I hope you love them as much as I do! And I'm so excited they shared this offer with me!

XOXO

Lauren

Best Back to School Deals Week of 8/13 – 8/20

Like I've been trying to do every week I wanted to re-post Deal Seeking Mom's best school deals of the week!

:: Pens & Pencils

Office Depot - Office Depot Brand Wood Pencils (12 pk.), $0.25
Office Depot -Paper Mate Expressions Black Ballpoint Pens (5 pk.), $1
Office Depot -Foray Rollerball Pens (12 pk.), $5
CVS - PaperMate Pens, 1.2 (10 ct.), 2/$1
Walmart - BIC Mechanical Pencils (10 ct.), $1.47

:: Crayons, Markers, Highlighters & Colored Pencils

Staples - Sharpie Fine, Black Permanent Markers (2 pk.), $0.25
Office Depot -All Sharpie Permanent Marker Singles, $1
Walgreens - Crayola Crayons with Sharpener (64 pk.), $2.99
Kroger - Crayola Crayons (24 ct.), $1
Meijer - Rose Art 24+3 Crayons, $0.20
Meijer - Crayola Washable Markers (8 ct.), $1.97
Walmart - Crayola Markers (10 ct.), $0.97
Walmart - Crayola Colored Pencils, $0.97*
Walmart - Sharpie Markers (3 pk.), $1.47
Walmart - Sharpie Skinny Highlighters (4 pk.), $1.47
Walmart - Sharpie Regular Highlighters (4 pk.), $1.47

:: Notebooks, Folders, Binders & Paper

Staples - Staples 1-Subject 10.5"x8"Notebooks (70 sheets), $0.01
Staples - Simply 1/2" Poly Binder (assorted colors), $0.25
Staples - Staples 3.25"x4.5" 80-Sheet Mini Composition Book (2 pk.), $0.25
Staples - Epson Heavyweight 8.5"x11" Matte Photo Paper (50 sheets), $0.50
Staples - Hammermill 8.5"x11" CopyPlus Copy Paper (500 sheets), $0.50
Staples - Staples 5.5"x4.25" Fat Memo Book (200 sheets), $1
Staples - Roselle Professional 9"x12" Drawing Pad (40 sheets), $2
Office Depot -Paper Pocket Folders, $0.01*
Office Depot -Marble Composition Books, $0.25
Walgreens - Splash Color Binder (1 in.), $0.99
Walmart - Wide Ruled Filler Paper (150 sheets), $0.75*
Walmart - 3 Ring Binder (1 inch), $0.92
Walmart - Filler Paper Lined (200 sheets), $0.97
Walmart - Construction Paper (100 sheets), $1.87
Walmart - Zippered Binder, $10

:: Glue & Tape

Walmart - Elmers School Glue, $0.40
Walmart - Elmers Glue Stick (2 pk.), $0.40
Walmart - Elmers Large Glue Sticks (3 pk.), $2.47

:: Rulers & Scissors

Office Depot -Office Depot Brand Plastic Ruler, $0.01
Office Depot -Schoolworks 5" Kids Scissors (blunt & pointed), $0.25*

:: Other Deals

Staples - Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener, $0.50
Staples - Staples Jumbo Assorted Colors Paper Clips (50/box), $0.50
Staples - Staples Translucent Pencil Box, $0.50
Staples - Really Useful 1.6L Box, $2
Staples - Webster's Pocket Reference Books (dictionary), $2
Staples - Clorox Disinfectant Fresh Scent Wipes, $2
Staples - Kleenex Standard Facial Tissue (2 pk.), $3
Staples - Texas Instruments TI-30Xa 10-Digit Scientific Calculator, $9.99
Staples - Texas Instruments TI-30SXIIS 2-Line 10-Digit Scientific Calculator, $14.99
Staples - Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator, $89.99
Stapless - Kindle Wi-Fi with Special Offers and 6" Display, $114
Staples - Kindle 3G, FREE 3G + Wi-Fi with Special Offers and 6" Display, $139
Staples - NOOK Simple Touch Reader with 6" Display, $139
Staples - NOOK Color with 7" Display, $249
Office Depot -Office Depot Brand Bookcovers, $0.25
Office Depot -Office Depot Brand Compass, $0.25
Office Depot -Liquid Paper Smooth-Coverage Correction Fluid, $1
Office Depot -Prismacolor Magic Rub Vinyl Erasers (3 pk.), $1
Office Depot -Really Useful Boxes (0.2L & 0.3L), $1
Office Depot -PaperPro Nano Mini Stapler, $2
Office Depot -Poly Index Card Box, $2
Office Depot -Post-it 3"x3" Super Sticky Die-Cut Notes, $2
Office Depot -Post-it Flags, $2
Office Depot -Really Useful Boxes (.55L), $2
Office Depot -Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator, $12.99
Office Depot -Fashion Notebooks, Water Bottles, Pencil Pouches and more, psa $0.99
Rite Aid - Side Load Envelopes, $0.29
Rite Aid - Pencil Case, $0.29
Walgreens - 7 Pocket Expandable File, $2.99
Walgreens - Texas Instruments Scientific Calculator (TI-30Xa), $9.99
Target -Texas Instruments TI-30X ISS Calculator, $9
Target - Embark Basic Lunch Kits, $7
Walmart - 3x5 Ruled Index Cards (100 ct.), $0.44
Walmart - Nap Mat, $10

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Deals for the Week of 8/14/11

Hi Everyone!

I know everyone is getting ready for classes to begin, and that means tons of last minute trips to super stores! BUT don't let that mean you are paying full price for the things you need. My philosophy is that even if I can't get it on sale, I don't pay full price! I've got the deals from Wal-mart,

Here are some new Walmart deals and coupon match ups for you this week:

Thanks Common Sense with Money

Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding, $1
Use $0.45/3 Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/18/2011)
Pay $0.85 each after coupon wyb 3

Chef Boyardee, $0.62
Use $1/5 Chef Boyardee Cans or
Microwave Pasta 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/18/2011)
Use $0.35/3 Chef Boyardee Cans or Microwave Pastas 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/18/2011)
Use
$0.50/3 Chef Boyardee Products (Code 63829897)
Pay as low as $0.42 each after coupon wyb 5

Nabisco Cheese Nips Crackers, $1.50
Use $0.75/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/5/2011)
Pay  $1.13 each after coupon wyb 2

Hormel Completes for Kids, $1.68
Use $1/3 Hormel Compleats Microwave Meals
Use $0.55/1 Hormel Compleats Microwave Meals 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 10/10/2011)
Use $1/1 Hormel Compleats Kids Microwave Meal
Pay as low as $0.68 each after coupon

Idahoan Potatoes, $0.42
Use $1/4 Idahoan Flavored Potatoes
Pay $0.17 each after coupon wyb 4

Totinos Pizzas, $1.25
Use $1/4 Totino's Crisp Crust Party Pizza Products
Use $0.50/2 Totino's Crisp Crust Party Pizza 8/7/2011 GM Insert (exp 10/29/2011)
Use $1/4 Totino's Crisp Crust Party Pizza Products
Pay $1 each after coupon

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Singles, $1.50
Use $0.50/1 Philadelphia Minis 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/9/2011)
Pay $0.50 each after coupon

Palmolive Dish Soap, $0.97
Use $0.25/1 Palmolive Ultra Dish Liquid 7/24/2011 SS Insert (exp 8/13/2011)
Pay  $0.72 each after coupon

Bengay Cream, $4.23
Use $3/1 Bengay Product
Use $3/1 Bengay Products 7/31/2011 RP Insert (exp 11/30/2011)
Use $3/1 Bengay Products 6/19/2011 RP Insert (exp 9/30/2011)
Pay $1.23 each after coupon

Kotex Liners, $0.94
Use $1.50/2 Kotex Liners 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/17/2011)
Pay  $0.19 each after coupon wyb 2

White Cloud Paper Towels, $2.98
Use $1/1 White Cloud Bath Tissue or Paper Towel
Use $1/1 White Cloud Products All You, Jul 2011 (exp 8/28/2011)
Pay $1.98 each after coupon

Ziploc Sandwich Bags (50 Ct.), $1.97
Use $1/2 Ziploc Bags 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/17/2011)
Use $1/2 Ziploc Bags 7/24/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/3/2011)
Use $1/2 Ziploc Bags (Recyclebank Coupon)
Pay $1.47 each after coupon wyb 2

Expo Dry Erase Markers, $1.47
Use $2/2 Expo Markers
Use $2/2 Expo Markers
Pay $0.47 each after coupon wyb 2

Avery Heavy Duty Binders, $2.47
Use $1/1 Avery Heavy Duty Binders 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/30/2011)
Pay $1.47 each after coupon

Purina Beneful Meals, $1.77
Use B4G2 Purina Beneful Prepared Meal Tubs 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 11/1/2011)
Pay $1.18 each after coupon wyb 6

I decided that since all the other stores have so many more deals and I know you don't want to read all of these so I am just going to post the links for the amazing websites below:

Walgreens has a lot of great sales this week. Instead of posting it all, I think it might be easier for you to go straight to Deal Seeking Mom and get it here =)

Rite Aid is the same way. I went to cuckoo for coupon deals for this one. I am going to post the link, mainly because I love the way she has it set up for printing options! Remember what I've said before, the internet is amazing! If you don't have time to match the deals yourself, that's okay! Someone else is already doing it =) Rite Aid deals can be found here!

Cuckoo for Coupon Deals also has the CVS deals for the week

Now, last but not least here is Targets Deals for the Week! These deals were found at the amazing Southern Savers website!

Hope this helps everyone! Good luck with your new classes! Knock 'em dead!

I think I'll end with a favorite quote I heard on today's Extreme Couponing marathon, "The value size isn't always the best value.
Pay attention." –Nathan Engels or Mr. Coupon. Please note, I don't necessarily agree with his stockpiling tactics. However he does donate to soldiers and that I love! But that doesn't make me agree that he has a room just for his 1000 tubes of toothpaste! BUT I hope I can get to his math ability =)

XOXO

Lauren

Monday, August 8, 2011

Best School Deals of the Week

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to post a quick list of the best school deals this week. I am sorry I haven't been able to post often, I've been really busy. I should be back to normal when school begins and I have a normal schedule again!

Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom!

:: Pens & Pencils

CVS - B1G1 PaperMate Write Bros. Pen (10 ct.), $1.99
Walgreens - PaperMate Mechanical Pencils (30 pk.), $1.99
Office Max - Paper Mate Write Bros. Black, or Blue Ballpoint Pens (10 pk.), $0.10
Office Depot - Paper Mate Profile Pens (4 pk.), $1
Staples - Sharpie Medium Black Pens (4 pk.), $4
Target - Up & Up Pencils (24 ct.), $0.90

:: Crayons, Markers, Highlighters & Colored Pencils

Walgreens - Watercolors (8 pk.), 2/$3 (with in-ad coupon)
Walgreens - Expo Markers (2 pk.), $0.99
Office Max - Paper Mate Write Bros. 0.7 or 0.9 mm Mechanical Pencils (10 pk.), $0.75
Office Max - Sharpie Accent Liquid Pen-Style Highlighters (5 pk.), $1 with in-ad coupon
Office Depot - Sharpie Fine-Point Permanent Markers (5 pk.), $1
Office Depot - Sharpie Permanent Markers (24 pk.), $10
Staples - Staples Remarx Dry-Erase Markers (4 pk.), $2
Target - Sharpie Highlighters (3 ct.), $1
Walmart - Crayola Colored Pencils, $0.97*
Walmart - Expo Dry Erase Markers (2 pk.), $1.47

:: Notebooks, Folders, Binders & Paper

Office Max - Office Max Filler Paper (100 sheets), $0.01
Office Max - Schoolio Poly 2 or 4 Pocket Folders, $0.25
Office Max - Office Max 1-Subject Notebook (100 sheets), $1 with in-ad coupon
Office Depot - Wilson Jones 1" Flexible Poly Binders, $0.50
Staples - Staples Composition Books, $0.10
Staples - Hammermill 8.5"x11" CopyPlus Copy Paper (500 sheets), $0.50
Walmart - Paper Folder, $0.10
Walmart - Paper Folder with Prongs, $0.25*
Walmart - 3 Ring Binder (1 inch), $0.92
Walmart - Zippered Binder, $10

:: Glue & Tape

Office Max - Office Max 4 oz. Glue and Glue Sticks Combo, $0.50
Office Depot - Scholastic School Glue (4 oz.), $0.01*
Target - RoseArt Glue Sticks (2 ct.), $0.20

:: Rulers & Scissors

Office Depot - Westcott 12" Twist-It Flexible Ruler, $1
Staples - 12" Clear Plastic Ruler, $0.25
Staples - Westcott Preferred 7" Scissors, $0.50*
Staples - Westcott 5" Blunt Scissors (2 pk.), $1
Target - Up & Up Heavy-Duty Wooden Ruler (12 in.), $0.50
Target - Up & Up Kids' Scissors, $0.90

:: Other Deals

Walgreens - School Zone Workbooks or Flashcards, 2/$4
Walgreens - Kids' Lunch Box Notes (20 pk.), $1.99
Walgreens - Penway® Fabric Carry All Case, $1.49
Walgreens - It's Academic Stretch Bookcover, $0.69 (with in-ad coupon)
Walgreens - Laptop Backpack, $19.99
Office Max - Kingston 4GB Data Traveler 101 USB Flash Drive, $7.99
Office Max - Toshiba Satellite Laptop Featuring AMD E Series Processor E350, $329.99
Office Max - Paperpro Compact Stapler (with in-ad coupon), $5
Office Max - Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator, $9.99
Office Max - Casio fx-CG10 Prizm Color Graphing Calculator, $99.99
Office Max - Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus SE Graphing Calculator, $119.99
Office Max - Sony ICD-PX312 Digital Voice Recorder, $49.99
Office Depot - Office Depot Brand Staple Remover, $0.50
Office Depot - Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers (3 pk.), $0.50*
Office Depot - Office Depot Brand Hole-Punch with Padded Handles, $1
Office Depot - Office Depot Brand Mini Clipboard, $3
Office Depot - Spring Water (20 pk.), $3
Office Depot - Post-it 3"x3" Super Sticky Notes (5 pk.), $5
Staples - Staples Standard Sized Striped Paper Clips (100 pk.), $0.25
Staples - Staples 3"x5" Index Card Case (assorted colors and designs), $1
Staples - Staples Small Binder Clips (40 pk.), $1
Staples - Staples CD/DVD White Envelopes (50 pk.), $4
Staples - Dell Switchable Lids, $29.99-$49.99
Staples - The Original Book Sox, $2.99-$4.99
Target - Up & Up Pencil Sharpener (1 ct.), $0.20
Target - Up & Up Binder Pencil Pouch, $0.50
Target - Up & Up Pencil Box, $0.50
Target - Standard-Size Book Covers, $0.50
Target - Nalgene BPA-Free Water Bottle (32 oz.), $9
Walmart - Germ X Anti Bacterial, $0.97
Walmart - Nap Mat, $10


 

XOXO

Lauren

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

In the News

I am so excited that UAB news did a post about this blog! I can't believe this has caught on so quickly! The only thing that makes me sad is that it will be very hard for me to update in the next two weeks as I train for my RA position for the upcoming year. However, remember that the Coupon Websites will still be there and keep printing and using those Coupons. Also, I have the price point list at the top that is always available! Also, if you have a great coupon run don't hesitiate to send a picture of your trip!

If you missed the article you can read it here!

AND if you haven't "liked" the blog on facebook you should do that here!

XOXO

Lauren

Cool Deal for Students here in Birmingham

A friend of mine has a friend who would like to sell a fridge/microwave combo! I thought this to be very odd, but apparently they come together as a unit. They are about 5 years old. He has 25 of them for about $100 each! I googled it and it seems they retail at much higher. If you are a student and do not have a mini fridge or microwave yet this is a great deal! It's cheaper then buying them separately. Just comment on this post and I'll get you in touch with them.

XOXO

Lauren

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tax Free Weekend!

Hello All! I know, I know this is still not the College Couponing 101 about organizing your coupons. I am so sorry, but I want it to be a real well thought out post and I've had finals this week so my couponing has been put on the back burner! So, look for it in future weeks. BUT I did want to remind everyone that August 5th through the 7th (this weekend) is tax free weekend!

Alabama's Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Clothing under $100
  • School supplies under $50
  • Books under $30
  • Computers/computer equipment under $750

I love this weekend and think it really helps everyone! If you have all your school stuff or have no need for it, consider buying a few things and donating it! There are a lot of young children out there that really have nothing!

XOXO

Lauren

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Back to School Deals This Week



Okay, I lied. My computer has been sick this week so no blog post on organization just yet! However, with school coming up super soon I thought you would all like to see some of the best school supply deals out there this week!

Target:
:: Back to School
Mead Notebooks, $0.99                                                                               
Composition or Spiral
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Calculator, $9
Mead Folders, $0.99
Crayola Color Pencils (50 ct.), $5
USA Gold Pencils (12 ct.), $0.99
Sterilite Pencil Box, $0.50
Yak Pack Planner, $7
Mead Zipper Binder, $8
Mead Dry-Erase Double-Sided board, $2.50
Licensed Notebooks (1 subject), $2
Crayola Silly Scents Super Tip Markers (50 ct.), $5
Licensed Folders, $0.80
Pencil Sharpener (2 hole), $0.99
Crayola Colored Pencils (12 ct.), $0.99
Board Dudes Dry Erase Magnetic Markers (6 ct.), $2.50
Locker Kit (8 pc.), $8
Lexar Media Store USB Drive (4 GB), $7.99
Embark Basic Backpack, $9
Licensed Dual-Compartment Lunch Kits, $8
Licensed Combo Backpack w/ Detachable Utility Pack (16 in.), $13
Embark Fashion Combo Backpacks w/ Detachable Lunch Kit, $16
Swiss Gear Backpack, $25
Embark Fashion Insulated Lunch Kits w/ Water Bottle (12 oz.), $12
Embark Basic Lunch Kit, $9

Office Max also has some great deals if you use their Office Max Perk Rewards. However, I don’t think I can explain it better than it is on Cuckoo for Coupon Deals! So here is the link to her list and her explanation: Office Max Deal Thru July 30

Staples:
$5 off $25 in store coupon
This will be in your Sunday paper and you'll need to take it with you
Bic Brite Liner Grip Yellow Highlighters 5/Pack $4
Send-In $4 Easy Rebate (Limit 1)
Final Price=Free After Rebate
Staples 8.5? x 11? Multipurpose Paper (5oo/sheets – ream) 96 Bright – $5.99
Send in $5.49 Staples Easy Rebate
Final Price=$0.50 after Rebate
Kodak Premium 4x6 Photo Paper Gloss (100pk.) – $13.99
Send in for $12.99 Staples Easy Easy Rebate
Final Price=$1 after rebate
$0.50 Deals (Limit 2/Each)
Avery Insertable 5-Tab Dividers
Staples Paper Clips, Jumbo Assorted Colors 50/Box
Staples Steel 1-hole Punch
Westcott 12? Finger-Grip Ruler
Staples Dual Pencil Sharpener
Staples Translucent Pencil Box (Assorted Colors)
Staples Mini Composition Books (80 Sheets) 2/pk.
Staples Magnetic Bulldog Clips 3/pk.
Staples Clipboard Brown 5.5x 9
$1 Deals (Limit 2)
Staples Stickies Portable Notes
Staples Poly Zip Envelope, Check Size Assorted Colors
Letter Size Expandable Envelopes With Elastic Closure (Assorted)
Staples Pushpins, Binder Clips and Paper Clips Assorted Sizes and Colors
RoseArt Classic Washable Markers
Staples 5.5? x 4.5 Fat Memo Books (200 Sheets)
Mini Legal Pads, Canary (50 Sheets) 3/pk.
Ticonderogo #2 Pencils
$2 Deals (Limit 2)
Bic Brite LIner Assorted Highlighters – $2
Buy (2) and use $1/2 Printable (If still available)Final Price=$1.50 each
SanDisk Cruzer 4GB USB Flash Drive – $5.99 (Save $12) (Limit 2)
50% Back In Staples Reward When You Buy Any BackPack


Wal-Mart:
  • Paper Folder, $0.10
  • CraZart Brand Crayons, $0.25
  • Paper Folder with Prongs, $0.25
  • Crayola Crayons (24 ct.), $0.40
  • Elmers School Glue, $0.40
  • Elmers Glue Stick (2 pk.), $0.40
  • Composition Notebook, $0.40
  • 3x5 Ruled Index Cards (100 ct.), $0.44
  • Dixon Pencils (10 ct.), $0.47
  • Poly Folder, $0.50
  • CraZart Brand Washable Markers (10 ct.), $0.74
  • Off Brand Scissors Blunt and Sharp Point, $0.74
  • Wide Ruled Filler Paper (150 sheets), $0.75
  • 3 Ring Binder (1 inch), $0.92
  • Crayola Markers (10 ct.), $0.97
  • Crayola Colored Pencils, $0.97
  • Pencil Top Erasers (40 pk.), $0.97
  • BIC Crystal Pens (10 ct.), $0.97
  • Filler Paper Lined (200 sheets), $0.97
  • Pink School Eraser (2 pk.), $0.97
  • Pencil Sharpener (All Colors), $0.97
  • Germ X Anti Bacterial, $0.97
  • Pencil Box, $0.97
  • Manila Paper (50 sheets), $1
  • 3x5 Index Cards (300 ct.), $1.24
  • Fiskars Blunt and Sharp Point Scissors, $1.47
  • Sharpie Markers (3 pk.), $1.47
  • Sharpie Skinny Highlighters (4 pk.), $1.47
  • Sharpie Regular Highlighters (4 pk.), $1.47
  • Expo Dry Erase Markers (2 pk.), $1.47
  • BIC Mechanical Pencils (10 ct.), $1.47
  • Paper Mate Pens (10 pk.), $1.47
  • Construction Paper (100 sheets), $1.87
  • Crayola Washable Crayons, $1.97
  • Crayola Water Colors, $1.97
  • Crayola Washable Markers (10 ct.), $1.97
  • 5 Star Wide Ruled 1 Subject Notebook, $2.24
  • Elmers Large Glue Sticks (3 pk.), $2.47
  • Pilot G2 Pens (2 pk.), $2.47
  • Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils (10 ct.), $2.97
  • Copy Paper (500 sheets), $2.97
  • Expo Dry Erase Markers (4 pk.), $3.47
  • 5 Star 3 Subject Wide Ruled Note Book, $3.64
  • Pilot G2 Pens (4 pk.), $4.47
  • Zippered Binder, $10
  • Nap Mat, $10
Deal Seeking Mom also does a great list of the best deals of the week so I decided to post that as well:

:: Pens & Pencils

Office Max - Pentel WOW Blue or Black Ballpoint Pens (12 pk.), B1G1 FREECVS - B1G1 BIC Mechanical Pencils, $4.79Staples - #2 Yellow Pencils (8 pk.), $0.01Walmart - BIC Crystal Pens (10 ct.), $0.97

:: Crayons, Markers, Highlighters & Colored Pencils

CVS - B1G1 Sharpie Permanent Marker (2 ct.) or Twin Tip (1 ct.), 2/$3Office Depot - Foray WriteOff Low Odor Dry-erase Markers (2 pk.), $0.25Staples - Sharpie Accent Yellow Highlighters (2 pk.), $0.01*Meijer - Rose Art Crayons (24 + 3 ct.), $0.20Meijer - Rose Art Colored Pencils (12+3 ct.), $0.90Meijer - Rose Art Washable Markers (10 ct.), $1.50Walmart - Dixon Pencils (10 ct.), $0.47Walmart - CraZart Brand Washable Markers (10 ct.), $0.74

:: Notebooks, Folders, Binders & Paper

Office Max - Office Max 3-Subject Notebooks, 2/$3Office Depot - Office Depot Brand 2-Pocket Poly Portfolios, $0.25Staples - Staples 3"x5" Lined Index Cards, $0.01Staples - Staples Poly Covered 1-Subject 8"x10.5" Wide Ruled Notebook, $0.50Staples - Mini Canary Legal Pads (3 pk./50 sheets)Staples - Staples Accel 1-Subject Wide or College Ruled Notebooks (100 sheets), $2Target - Licensed Folders, $0.80Walmart - Paper Folder with Prongs, $0.25*Walmart - Composition Notebook, $0.40Walmart - Wide Ruled Filler Paper (150 sheets), $0.75Walmart - 3 Ring Binder (1 inch), $0.92Walmart - Zippered Binder, $10

:: Glue & Tape

Rite Aid - Rite Aid Tapes and Glues, B1G1 FREEOffice Depot - Scholastic Glue Sticks (4-pk.), $0.50Office Depot - Office Depot Brand Invisible Tape In Dispensers (4 pk.), $2Meijer - Elmer's Washable School Glue or Glue-All (4 oz.), $0.40*

:: Rulers & Scissors

CVS - B1G1 3M Scotch Paper Cutter, $6.99Office Depot - Westcott 12" Aluminum Ruler, $2Office Depot - Fiskars 5" Pointed or Blunt Tip Scissors for Kids, $2Staples - Westcott 8" Economy Scissors, $5

:: Other Deals

Office Max - Book Sox Stretchable Book Covers, 2/$7Office Max - Kingston DataTraveler 4 GB USB Drive, $7.99Walgreens - Backpack or Messenger Bag, $9.99Walgreens - It’s Academic Shrink To Fit Book Cover (2 pk.), $2.99Office Depot - Tug 2-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener, $0.01Office Depot - Office Depot Brand Compact Stand-Up Half Strip Stapler, $4Staples - Avery Insertable 5-Tab Dividers, $0.50Staples - Staples Pushpins, Binder Cllps and Paper Clips, $1Staples - Softsoap Hand Soap (7.5 oz.), $2Staples - 11"x14" Double-Sided Dry-Erase Board, $3Staples - Stretch Pencil Box, $3Staples - Staedtier 8-Piece Geometry SetStaples - Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator, $99.99Staples - Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator, $109.99Target - Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Calculator, $9Target - Sterilite Pencil Box, $0.50Target - Licensed Dual-Compartment Lunch Kits, $8Walmart - Pencil Top Erasers (40 pk.), $0.97Walmart - Crayola Water Colors, $1.97Walmart - Nap Mat, $10


XOXO
Lauren