Knoxville News Sentinel April 1st Deal (save on your coupon inserts)

I am always looking for ways to cut costs around here on the things we use. So, the flyer in the Sunday paper  advertising a one day sale for the Knoxville News Sentinel caught my attention.

I have had a lot of trouble lately with inserts not being in the paper I pick up at the gas station near my house. I have been told the only way to guarantee the coupons will be there is to have your Sunday paper delivered. I ran the numbers and then decided to call and signed up for this deal.

26 weeks of Thursday-Sunday home delivery of the Knoxville News Sentinel for $38.44 or 13 weeks for $21.84.

Three (3) of those weeks there will be no coupon inserts. I did the math considering only 23 weeks  (the number of papers  I would buy to get coupons)

23 Sunday papers x $2 at the gas station=$46

23 Sunday papers (delivered right to my door and guaranteed to have coupons) for $38.44

If you have not had delivery of the Knoxville News Sentinel in the last 30 days and are interested you can call 1.800.237.5821 between 7 am and 4pm and give them the promo code FOOLS56 for the 26 weeks or FOOLS50 for the 13 week.  This deal is only good today April 1, 2011.

Coupon Katie’s Best Deals of the Week 3/28/11

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 3/28/11.


Duracell AA or AAA Batteries (20 pk)-$12.99 (Limit 2)
Get Back=$12.99 in Staples Rewards
Final cost=Free

HammerMill 8.5″ x 11″ CopyPlus Copy Paper 500 sheets-$5.99
Get Back $4.99 Easy Rebate
Final cost=$1

Bic Matic Grip Mechanical Pencils (5 pack)-$1

Envelopes Pull & Seal 25 pack-$1

Staples Coupon File (13 pockets)-$2

Food City

Del Monte Canned Vegetables-$.39 (when you buy 10 participating items)

Better Oats Oat Revolution Oatmeal-$.99
Buy One Get One Free Better Oats Oatmeal
Final cost=$.49 each

Fruit2Day Juice (6.75oz)-$1.50
$1/1  Fruit2Day product or $1/1 Fruit2Day printable or $1/1 here
Final cost=$.50

Kellogg’s Cereal-$1.99
$1/1 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Touch of Fruit
$1/1 Kellogg’s Smart Start Cereal
$1 off Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal
$1 off Kellogg’s FiberPlus Cereal
Various other Kellogg’s coupons
Final cost=$.99

Kellogg’s Cereal Rebate

Get a $10 prepaid MasterCard to use on gas purchases when you submit 10 Kellogg’s UPCs.

Free Stuff

Blockbuster Express Free one night movie rental- use code FREEMONDAY

Kroger-Get a free bag of Frito Lays chips April 1st from 3-8pm.

Social Goodies: Register to Win a $50 Target® Gift Card while Supporting the Red Cross Relief Effort in Japan

Social Goodies is a new deal site all about good deals and good deeds.

Launching soon, the site will offer up to 70% off on daily deals from a wide variety of national retailers while donating 20% of every purchase to worthy charitable causes.

By registering for Social Goodies between March 22 – March 26, 2011, you will become eligible to win a $50 Target® gift card. Social Goodies will give away 20 gift cards daily (*).  You can register here.

Social Goodies will also donate on your behalf $1.00 to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.

(*) On each day between March 22 – March 26, 2011, Social Goodies will select at random 20 new members of its community to receive $50 Target® gift cards. Limit one per person. Not valid for previous registrants of Social Goodies. Registrations at Social Goodies must be completed before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on March 26, 2011 to be eligible for this offer. Gift cards will be mailed out to all winners by April 5, 2011 and will arrive within 7 – 10 business days.

Coupon Katie’s Best Deals of The Week 3/21/11

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 3/21/11.


Circo Baby or Toddler Socks-$1
-$1/1 Circo Circo printable coupon (click on apparel on the left side to get to it quickly)
Final cost=Free

Softscrub Total-$2.49
$1.50/1 Soft Scrub printable (register, then verify your account and click on “Member Exclusives)
– Stack with teh $1/1  Soft Scrub Target store coupon
Final cost=Free

Rayovac Alkaline Batteries-$1 (look for small packages in $1 spot at front of stores)
-$1/1 Rayovas coupon from the 3/20 SS
Final cost=Free

Revlon Lower Priced Assorted Beauty Tools $1.57 – $2.99 (think Emery Boards, Clippers, Trimmers etc)
$2/1 Revlon Beauty Tool Target Coupon
Final cost=as low as Free


Ronzoni Garden Delight, Healthy Harvest or Smart Taste Pasta (12-13.5 oz)-$.49
$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Garden Delight and Smart Taste you can print all three from this link
-or $1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Garden Delight and Smart Taste you can print all three from this link
Final cost=Lots of Free Pasta

Classico Pasta Sauce (15 oz)-$1.99
$1/1 Classico Pasta Sauce
Final cost=$.99

Pure Protein Bars-$.99
$1/1 Pure Protein Product
-Pure Protein Get One Free from 3/6 SS or Pure Protein printable
Final cost= as low as Free

Mom’s Best Naturals Cereal-$1.50
$0.75/1 Mom’s Best Naturals Product
Final cost=$.75


Allegra Allergy (5 ct)-$6.99, Get $6.99 ECB Limit 1
$2/1 Allegra, pritnable or pritnable
-$2/1 Allegra Products  from 3/6  SS Insert
Final cost=Free + $2 overage after coupon and ECB

Reach Total Care toothbrush or Reach Floss-$1
$1/1 Reach Toothbrush or Floss Product
Final cost=Free

Dawn Dish Soap-$.97
-$.25/1 Dawn Ultra product from Organize in Style home mailer
-$.25/1 Dawn product from 2/27 PG
-$.50/1 Dawn product, Proctor & Gamble $110 booklet
-$1 off Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay Beauty from Organize in Style home mailer
Final cost=as low as Free


Free Blockbuster Express one night DVD rental-use code MONDAY at checkout (valid 3/21)

Free Home Made Simple Procter & Gamble Coupon booklets ($35 in coupons)

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

Thank You For Your Encouragement- I am Cancer Free

Thank you all for your encouragement, thoughts and prayers over the last few weeks. I received so many thoughtful emails and well wishes it became impossible to respond to each one personally.

However, I wanted to say thank you, that every one meant a lot to me.  I am thankful for and humbled by the support of my family, my church family and my blogging family.

For those of you who have not heard, my surgery went very well.  Post surgery testing was done on the tumor and it was pronounced benign! After all the previous testing and doctor visits this news is amazing.

Things around here are slowly but surely getting back to “normal” although things will never be the same.  Our family and our faith is stronger, priorities are clearer and our joy is increased.

And The Purex Winners Are…

Thanks to all who entered the Coupon Katie Purex Complete Crystals Giveaway.

The three luck winners are Paigel, HoneySmith and malia.

You should have all received emails on how to claim your prize.

Purex Complete Crystals Softner Giveaway

Have you seen any of the commercials for Purex’s new Complete Crystals Softener?

As a Purex Insider, I was given a complimentary bottle to try and  the opportunity to give away free bottles of Purex Complete Crystals to three (3) lucky readers.

I will begin by saying I do not typically use fabric softener.  I could never get the little ball dispenser to work quite right and one of my favorite shirts was stained.

Then someone at the running store told me never to use it on my running clothes. Running clothes are made with wicking fabrics- fabric softeners are oil based so they make these fabrics less effective.

Purex Complete Crystals are 92% natural and are not oil based. They work by infusing clothing fibers with freshness.

I was willing to give fabric softeners one more try. Several family members were coming to stay with us to help during and after my recent surgery. I decided to test the Purex Complete Crystals on several loads of sheets. That way they would all be fresh and clean for guests and I could get several opinions.

The crystals were easy to use, they just go right in your machine at the beginning of the wash cycle. The crystals had a strong smell when I opened the bottle, but I was pleasantly surprised by the fresh and not overwhelming smell of the sheets after they were dried. THE HUSBAND and my mom loved the scent. I am also happy to report that a week and a half later the sheets are still smelling great.

If you want a chance to win a coupon for a free 28oz bottle of Purex Complete Crystals

1. Go to the  Purex Complete Crystals site, then leave a comment telling me what scent you would choose if you won.

2. Like Coupon Katie on Facebook, then leave a comment letting me know you did. If you already Like Coupon Katie then leave a comment saying your already Like us.

That is a total of two entries per person/email address. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Good Luck!

One random winner will be chosen from all qualifying comments. The Purex Complete Crystals Giveaway will end Friday March 18, 2011 at noon EST.

As mentioned above I was give a complimentary bottle of Purex Crystals to review. All opinions are mine (or THE HUSBAND’s).