Knoxville News Sentinel's $1000 Gas Giveaway

I received an email about this promotion this morning and then I saw a flyer in my newspaper this afternoon.
The Knoxville News Sentinel is running a $1000 Gas Giveaway with three winners. First prize is a $1,000 gas gift card, second is a $500 gas gift card and third is a $100 gas gift card.

Here is all the fine print and how to enter:

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Beginning 6/9/2011 through 6/19/2011, any day between the hours of 8:00 AM Eastern Time through 10:00 PM Eastern Time, call toll free 1-866-327-1706, 1-866-327-1708, 1-866-327-1709, 1-866-327-1710, 1-866-327-1711, or 1-866-327-1712 to enter. Limit one entry per person/household address regardless of which number you call.
Drawing will be held on or about 6/21/11. For Official Rules, go to 2332 News Sentinel Dr, Knoxville, TN 37921. Must be 18 years of age or older and a Tennessee resident to enter. (1) First Prize: $1000.00 Gift Card; (1) Second Prize: $500.00 Gift Card; (1) Third Prize: $100.00 Gift Card. Sponsor: Scripps Media, Inc. dba Knoxville News Sentinel, 2332 News Sentinel Drive, Knoxville, TN 37921.

Let me know if you enter and definitely let me know if you win!!

**Update- So strange-I just tried all these numbers and none were working! I will try again in the morning. Did anyone else see this insert today?

Great Uses for Used Dryer Sheets

This post idea came from comments on the Coupon Katie Facebook page.

Is there any good use for used dryer sheets?

I have a small box on top of my dryer that I use to collect dryer lint and used dryer sheets. However, there always seems to be used dryer sheets in the bottom of my laundry baskets, in sock drawers, in the towels etc. It doesn’t really bother me I just started thinking there has to be some use for these.

Do you have any creative ideas?
To get you started thinking here are a few uses from 20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets:

  • Dryer sheets make great dusting cloths for your wooden furniture.
  • Is your hair dry and full of static electricity? Gently wipe a used dryer sheet over your head to get rid of it.
  • Use old dryer sheets to easily wipe up talcum powder, flour, and other messes of this type.

There are a few more ideas on using used dryer sheets here.  These include scrubbing your shower and cleaning bugs off your car!

I am excited to hear your good ideas.

Free Bounce Dryer Bar Giveaway

Bounce is giving away free Dryer Bars on their Facebook page.  Fill out the Bounce form here and you could win one.

It does not say how many they are giving away but the form is short so it is probably worth the time to enter.

Has anyone tried these? What did you think?

Coupon Katie's WBIR Best Deals of the Week 5/30/11

Here are all the deals I shared this evening on WBIR 10 News at Five.

Office Depot

Buy 1 Hammermill Copy Plus Paper (500 sheet ream)-$6.79
20% Office Depot printable coupon
Out of Pocket=$5.52 plus tax
Get back=$5.79 via mail-in rebate that will print for you at checkout
Final cost=Free after rebate


Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Smart Taste or Garden Delight Pasta $1
-$1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight pasta from the 5/15 SS
-$1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight printable
Final cost=Free

Mom’s Best Cereals-$1.19
$.75/1 Mom’s Best Cereals printable
Final cost=$.44

Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade (32oz)-$1.25
$0.75/1 Santa Cruz Organic  Beverage
Final cost=$.50

Band-Aid Bandages (20ct) Characters $1.90
-$.50/1 Neopsporin or Band-Aid product from 4/17 SS
Final cost=$.90


Ecotrin Pain Relief (45 count Low Strength)
$1/1 Ecotrin printable coupon
Stack with $.99 in-ad coupon
Final cost=Free

AppliedNutrion Triple Calcium-$10, Get $10 RR
Final cost=Free after RR

Icy Hot Naturals Pain Relief Cream-$1, Get $1 RR
Final cost=Free after RR

BC or Goody’s Headache Relief Powders -$1.50, Get $1.50 RR
Final cost=Free after RR

Free Stuff

May 30th-September 5th Free Entrance to over 1,000 museums nationwide for active Military personnel and their families.

May 31st Free Kid’s meals at Chili’s

Friday June 3rdFree Krispy Kreme doughnut for National doughnut day!

Free Download of Martha Stewart Grilling Cookbook

If you are new to couponing here are a few resources on my site that will help you make sense of it all.
Walgreens Store Guide
CVS Store Guide

Target Shipping Tips
Couponese-The Language of the Coupon World
Coupon Ethics


New Harvest Park Farmers Market- Lots of Free Fun Today (5/19)

If you have been considering trying out the New Harvest Farmers Market today would be a great day.

3rd Thursday Celebration at New Harvest Farmers Market -Thursday, May 19 from 3 – 6!

FREE Cooking Demo and Samples by PSCC Culinary Institute
3:30 p.m.
Spring Pasta with tomatoes, greens, herbs, etc.
“Cucumber” Watermelon – a treat for the kids!

FREE Birding Program by Ijams Nature Center
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Adult Class
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Kids/Family Class
Bring your binoculars and walking shoes

Fresh produce will include strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuces, Swiss chard, kale, mustard greens, asparagus, shallots, onions and sugar snap peas.

We will also have ice cream, milk, meat, plants, salsa, corn meal, corn grits, corn flour, baked goods, honey, honey jelly, pet treats, soaps, soy candles, bath salts, wind chimes, knitted and crocheted items, and jewelry.

Music will be provided by homeschooler Journie McClure on acoustic guitar, and the balloon-animal/face painting artists (also a homeschool family) will be there as well. The splash pad is open as well!

The weather is supposed to be awesome!
See you at the market!

Thanks, Julie!

Knoxville Zoo Kids Club

So I am not sure how I did not know about this. We have had a family membership to the Knoxville Zoo for the past four years.

It is a great place to let the boys play and learn.  They love it. I always pack a lunch and drinks for us so it is also an affordable outing for us all year.

Here are the details:

If you visit the zoo regularly you’ll want to be sure to sign for the Knoxville Zoo Kids Club up and get your Kids Club Card. (This is a frequent visitor’s card.)

Just stop by the zoo’s Membership Booth to pick up your Kids Club card and bring it by for a stamp each time you’re visiting the zoo. Once your card is full, you’ll receive a special prize chosen just for zoo-goers. Plus, Kids Club members get a very special e-newsletter just for them featuring a spotlight of a zoo animal and one of their keepers, puzzles, games, promotions and more.

You can sign up for the Kids Club e-newsletter by emailing Carrie at Be sure to include the child’s name and what email address you want the newsletters to go to. (Don’t worry, Knoxville Zoo keeps all email addresses private and never sells any personal information!)

Thanks Knoxville MamaBelle & Knoxmoms

Publix Coming To Knoxville?!

I woke up to over 20 emails asking me if the rumors Publix will soon be in Knoxville are true.

I wish I had some insider info to share, but the truth is I have heard nothing official.

The three rumored Publix sites are Turkey Creek near the new JC Penny’s store, Northshore Town Center and Kingston Pike and Morrell (the old K-Mart building).

When and if I get details on confirmed stores and opening dates I will definitely pass them along.

Anyone else have insider info they want to share? :0)