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Publix: I Went and I Want One in Knoxville

For those of you that live near a Publix this may not be headline worthy news, but I went shopping at Publix!

I am in Nashville visiting family. The cold weather has canceled a few of our plans so my sister decided to spend this afternoon grocery shopping. She stopped by to say she was on the way to Publix, did I want to go with her? Did I want to go?!

I was practically jumping up and down. Here’s why:

1. My older sister, whom I never in my wildest dreams did I think would ever use coupons, has started couponing. It was so fun to watch. It is clear she is becoming hooked.

2.All I ever hear is how amazing Publix is. I have never been and I just wanted to see for myself.

For the most part it lived up to all the hype.

The store was clean and  bright, the people were friendly.

There were fun little ads with Publix coupons in them right as you walk in. At publix you can stack store and manufacturer’s coupons. Also, this publix doubled coupons $.50 or less.

The Buy One Get One Free items.  Oh the BOGO. They were everywhere, and much to my sister’s credit she had coupons to use on most of them.

There were several blinkie machines. In fact I found one that paired with a sale got us $.49  32oz. cans to tomatoes. Not too shabby.

So now I am sitting here wondering what will it take to get a Publix to Knoxville? (No, I am not giving up my love for Kroger, I’m just saying a Publix would make my coupon  life grand.)

 

 

Eversave: Half Off EM Tanner Designs (Fabulous Local Children’s Designer)

Today’s Nashville deal from Eversave is fantastic.

$40 worth of unique, charming children’s clothing, dishes, lunchboxes and accessories from EM Tanner Designs for only $20. If you are new to Eversave you will get a $2 credit when you sign up for their emails, so that would make it only $18!

I was so excited to see this! EM Tanner Designs makes some of the cutest kids stuff ever. I have been  deliberating over what lunchboxes to get for some time now.

There are so many cute things to buy I could spend hours looking. So even if you don’t get in on the Eversave Deal, go check out EM Tanner Desgins. You will be glad you did!

New Harvest Park Farmer’s Market-Opens Tomorrow 4/14/11

The New Harvest Park Farmer’s Market is celebrating their opening day Thursday, April 14th from 3pm to 6pm.

So excited! There will be over 20 vendors there and will have a Gardening 101 Workshop at 3:30 p.m. at their new Educational Garden! The workshop will cover site selection, soil preparation, planting, weed control, and any questions you may have about gardening.

Here are a few people you will see at the opening:
Clear Springs Farm – bedding plants, raspberry canes, Tennessee Tomato topper
Cruze Dairy – fresh milk & ice cream, including buttermilk lemon custard, Jersey Cow Chocolate and more!
Laurel Creek Meats – fresh meats and eggs
Mitchell Family Farm – 100% natural Grainger county beef
Mountain Meadows – spring greens, kale and herbs
Organicism Farms – arugula, green onions, herbs, live micro greens, sprouts, jellies and more
Seven Springs Farm – asparagus, rhubarb, spinach, swiss chard, onions, kale
Shelton Farms – asparagus, corn meal, corn grits

To see the entire list you can check out KnoxvilleMamaBelle’s post here.

Coupon Katie’s Calendar of Coupons and Deals

Have you noticed the tab on the top of the page that says “Coupon Calendar”?

Someone left a comment lamenting the fact that there is really nothing on it. It was true.  I admit I have fallen a little behind in updating the Coupon Calendar lately.

However, I spent a little time on it and there are now several freebies and free events listed for April. Keeping it updated has made it on my list of goals! I really hope it is a quick and easy way for you to keep up with all the great deals around Knoxville.

You can view the calendar as a day, week or month (my favorite). When you click on the scheduled event it will show you all the details- time, location etc.

If you know of anymore free happenings or deals  leave a comment or send an email I and would be happy to add it.

 

Coupon Katie on WBIR-All the Free Stuff I Told You About

Here is the long list off fun freebies I talked about tonight on WBIR’s 10 News at 5.

April: Kids Eat Free at IHOP from 4pm.-10pm every day in April. One kids meal per adult entree purchase.

April:Join the Redbox Text club and get a free Redbox DVD rental code sent to you the first Monday of every month.

April 11, 2011: Blockbuster Express Free DVD Rental– use code MONDAYCOMP

April 12, 2011: Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day-from noon-8pm.

April 16– April 24 2011: Free Admission to US National Parks to Celebrate National Parks Week

April 17, 2011: Target will be giving away 1 million Free Reusable Bags (with purchase)

April 22, 2011: Starbucks Free Coffee or Tea– bring in your reuseable travel cup  and get free coffee.

April 27, 2011: Baskin Robbins $.31 cent Scoop Night from 5pm-10pm.

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2 Free Easter Recipes eCookbooks

 

April Free Stuff & Deals-Mark You Calendars!

Here is the very long list of freebies and deals I mentioned tonight on WBIR 10 News at Five. April is looking to be a great month for some frugal family fun. So, get out your coupon calendars and start making some plans.

April: Kids Eat Free at IHOP from 4pm.-10pm every day in April. One kids meal per adult entree purchase.

April: Kids Eat Free at Earth Fare– every Thursday from 4-8 pm. Up to 6 free kids meals per adult meal purchase.

April:Join the Redbox Text club and get a free Redbox DVD rental code sent to you the first Monday of every month.

April 4, 2011: Blockbuster Express Free DVD Rental– use code EASYMONDAY

April 12, 2011: Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day-from noon-8pm.

April 16– April 24 2011: Free Admission to US National Parks to Celebrate National Parks Week

April 17, 2011: Target will be giving away 1 million Free Reusable Bags (with purchase)

April 22, 2011: Starbucks Free Coffee or Tea– bring in your reuseable travel cup  and get free coffee.

April 27, 2011: Baskin Robbins $.31 cent Scoop Night from 5pm-10pm.

 

Target, Walgreens & Several More Compaines Involved in Database Breach

Wow looks like several companies were affected by the recent Epsilon email database breach. I received emails regarding the breach from Target and Walgreens today.

Added to the list is also New York & Company, The College Board, Capital One and Brookstone. You can  go here for the entire list of companies who have confirmed that customer names and email addresses have been compromised.

This is another reason why having a separate email account for deals and coupons is such a good idea.  Also, a  separate “deals email” will help you keep things organized and prevent you inbox from getting cluttered.

Remember:

  • Don’t provide sensitive information through email. Regular email is not a secure method to transmit personal information.
  • Don’t provide sensitive information outside of a secure website. Legitimate companies will not attempt to collect personal information outside a secure website. If you are concerned, contact the organization represented in the email.
  • Don’t open emails from senders you don’t know.