Whole Foods Market Coming to Knoxville!

Woo-Hoo! According to WBIR a Whole Foods grocery store is coming to Knoxville in 2013.

Whole Foods Market will be located in West Knoxville’s Papermill Plaza. (That is Papermill Drive at Kingston Pike.) Reportedly the store will be about 35,000 square feet. That is a big store!

Is everyone excited about this? Don’t worry I am already on researching the store coupon policy. :0) Now if only we could get a Publix.

Coupon Katie’s Best Deals of the Week 4/25/11

Here are all the deals and freebies I shared tonight on WBIR’s 10 News at Five.


Scotties Facial Tissue-on sale Buy One Get One Free,$.64 each
$0.50/1 Scotties Facial Tissue printable
Final cost=Free

Weber Marinades-on sale Buy One Get One Free, $.49 each
-$1/2 coupon from the 3/27 SS
Final cost= 2 for Free

Rayovac Alkaline Batteries-$1
-$1/1 Rayovac Alkaline Batteries or $1/1 Rayovac Alkaline Batteries
Final cost = Free


4×6 Photo Prints-$.10 each
$2 off purchase of 20 4×6 photos Target coupon (click on “photos” on sidebar to find it quickly)
Final cost=20 photos for free!

Nivea Body Wash-$3.04
-$3/1 coupon from the 4/17 RP
Final cost=$.04

Reach Dental Floss-$.97
$1/1 Reach Floss
Final cost=Free


Crest Toothpaste-$1
-$1 off Crest toothpaste from the 4/03 P&G
–$1 off Crest toothpaste from the Proctor & Gamble $110 booklet
-$.50/1 Crest toothpaste from the 3/13 RP
Final cost=Free

Tony’s Crispy Crust Pizza (9.7-10.4oz)- $1
-$.50/1 from the 2/13 SS
Final cost=Free

Athenos Hummus-$1
B1G1 Athenos Hummus Product ( Facebook coupon)
Final cost=$.50

Blockbuster Express free one night DVD rental- MONDAYDVD (not good on new releases)

Coupon Katie Answers: Is It OK to Photocopy Coupons?

Thanks to Kaitlyn for sending in a  great reader question today. There are a lot of things to figure out when you start couponing- and it is always best to ask!

My name is Kaitlyn, and I was wondering that after you have printed the number allowed from a website such as can you just copy them? This may be confusing so I will tell you my experience: On I have already printed 3 of the cereal coupons and now it says that that I have printed it all that is allowed. So I was wondering if I take the one I print and put it in a copying machine if that would still work at a register, or if this is even allowed. I’m not sure, that’s why I wanted to ask.

The answer:

You should not make photocopies of printable coupons. It is never O.K.
There are several marks on printable coupons that can identify specific users. Also, most have security features such as unique security bar codes and watermarks to prevent people from using photocopied printable coupons.

Using photocopied coupons damages relationships with stores-who do not get reimbursed for them. This is one of the reasons Kroger has changed their printable coupon policy to  state:Only accepts two (2) Internet coupons per manufacturer, per product, per visit, per day.
It also makes manufacturer’s reluctant to release printable coupons-think Procter and Gamble.

You can usually print two of the same coupon per computer. If you need more than that consider asking a friend or family member to print some for you.

*I love reader questions, so if you have one feel free to send it along. Someone else is probably wondering the same thing.

Living Social: Half Off House Cleaning Services

I know you can clean your own house for free. You can get almost all your cleaner free or cheap with coupons, or you can make your own cleaning supplies.

However, after mopping my dining room floor this morning today’s Living Social deal looked so fun I had to post it.

If you need a little help for a special occasion, after a new baby or if you are trying to think of a great mother’s day gift you can check out today’s Living Social deal.

You can get 2.5 hours of house cleaning (for up to 3,000 square feet) for $50. It includes sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, and dusting from Becker Cleaning Services.

Has anyone ever used a cleaning service? Were you happy with the results/process?



Coupon Katie On WBIR

Just in case you have missed the WBIR’s 10 News at Five the last two day I thought I would share the links with you.

Here you can watch Coupon Katie Best Deals of the week from Monday.

Here you can watch the story from this evening that deals with Financial Choices.

Coupon Katie’s Best Deals of the Week 4/18/11

Thanks to all of you who are visiting after seeing me me on WBIR 10 News at Five. Here is the list of my favorite freebies and deals for the week of 4/18/11.


Nivea Body Wash-$3.04
-$3/1 coupon from the 4/17 RP
Final cost=$.04

Skittles Blenders Single Packets-$.69
$1/1 Skittles Blenders Candy Items, TARGET coupon
stack with $0.50/2 Skittles or Starburst Candy
Final cost=2 for Free


Green Giant Vegetables (7-10oz)-$1
$.50/1 Green Giant printable coupon
Final cost=Free

Silk Soymilk , Half Gallon-$2.50
$2/1 Silk Half Gallon
Final cost=$.50


Stonyfield Farm Single Serve Yogurt (6oz)-$.50
-$.50/3 Stonyfield yougurt printable coupon
Final cos=$0.16 each

RayOVac Alkaline Batteries-$1 ea
$1/1 Rayovac Alkaline Batteries printable or $1/1 Rayovac Alkaline Batteries(Facebook)
Final cost=Free

Green Giant Box Sauced Vegetables-$1 ea

$.50/1 Green Giant printable coupon
Final cost=Free

Free Stuff

Two free Classic Cinnabon Bites on April 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Blockbuster Express Free One Night DVD Rental (April 18th)– use code MOVIEMONDAY at checkout

Starbucks Free Coffee or Tea– April 22 bring in your reusable travel cup and get free coffee.

Free Tree From Lowe’s -April 23 Lowe’s is giving away one million free trees. (I called my store to confirm, make sure you call your nearest store before heading out!)

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.)