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Coupon Katie Favorite Deals of the Week 1/17/11

Welcome to all of you who have stopped by after seeing me on WBIR Channel 10 News. Here is the list of freebies and deals  I shared.

Walgreens

ThermaCare pain relief trial size neck, shoulders, or wrists heat wrap-$2.50, Get  $2.50 RR
-$1/1 printable Thermacare coupon
Final cost=Free + $1 overage after coupon and RR

Joint Juice Glucosamine Chondroitin 20 oz $10 = $10 RR
-$1/1 Joint Juice printable coupon
Final cost=Free + $1 overage after coupon and RR

Staples

Paper Mate Retractable Gel Pens (4 pack)-$4.99
Get $4.99 back in Staples Rewards
Final cost=Free

M by Staples Writing Pads Letter (Size 6 pack)-$9.99
Get $9.99 back in Staples Rewards
Final cost=Free

Post-It 3″x3″ Notes (12 pack)-$11.99
Get $11.99 back in Staples Rewards
Final cost=Free

Avery 8160 White Address Labels 750/box $9.99
Get $9.99 back in Staples Rewards
Final cost=Free

Catalog Envelopes 9″x12″ 25/pack $8.49
Get $8.49 back in Staples Rewards
Final cost=Free

Tip: You join Staples Rewards program for free. Use your rewards to buy printer ink or other supplies you use.

Kroger

Colgate Toothpaste -$1
-$.50/1 from 1/2 SS
Final cost=Free

Tip- Kroger will double manufacturer’s coupons that are $.50 or less. This is a great time to stockpile toothpaste.

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Free Six (6) Month Digital Subscription to Mothering Magazine

Free Supermom’s Simple Guide to Healthier Eating for Beginners and Beyond eBook

Tip: Use a free email service (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) to set up a dedicated coupon and free sample email. This will avoided a cluttered personal inbox.

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

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Coupon Katie Coupon Database-Your New Best Friend

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It is here. The Coupon Katie Coupon Database. It is exciting, you should be jumping up and down right now.

If you are a coupon newbie or a seasoned vet it will be useful to you.

Problem-If you need something that is not on any of my coupon match ups how do you know where to find a coupon for it?

Solution-At the top of the page click on “ Coupon Database” and it will bring up my new Coupon Database.

How does it work? Just type the product you are looking for in the “Description” field, select any information you want to narrow your search from the dropdown menus and then hit “Search”!

It will bring up all available coupons for that product.  It will tell you what insert to find the coupon in or give you the link to print it.  It is that easy! Enjoy.

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Crown Financial Ministries:Free Money Restoration Kit

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If you are hoping to start saving and get your finances in order you will want to request this freebie.

Crown Financial Ministries is offering a free download of The Money Restoration Kit. This kit is geared to help you restore your budget. Click here to read more and download the kit.

THE HUSBAND and I have been through the whole Crown Financial class. In fact, he has led a few for members of our church at our home.

We have also been through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

We enjoyed both very much. In my opinion, Crown is more of a bible study on money and really helps you understand what you value and why you are spending your money the way you are. Financial Peace University is more of a nuts and bolts, you are in debt, this is what you have to do to get out of it class.

Which do I recommend? Both. It really depends on what you want and need.

Either way get your free download of The Money Restoration Kit.

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Knoxville Coupon Fair 2011- Come Say Hi!

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It is coming, the Second Annual Knoxville Coupon Fair!  It will take place on Saturday, February 26th from 9am-12 noon at Faith United Methodist Church in Knoxville.
I will keep posting reminders but I wanted to give you time to mark your calendars so you can come say hello. I would love to meet you!

Attendance is free and child care is provided.  Local couponers and other money saving resources will host booths, answer all of your couponing questions, and provide information and education.

People new to couponing will especially benefit from the many instructional handouts that experts will provide. Participants are encouraged to bring extra coupons and “freebies” to trade.

Topics to be addressed—Organizing your coupons, Learning the Coupon Lingo, Shopping at Walgreens and CVS, Couponing at Target, Saving Money on Organics, Meal Planning, Growing and Preserving Your Own Foods, Healthy Lunch Options, Saving Money on Items for Babies and Children, Learning New Coupon Technology, Group Buying Sites, Couponing for Charity, Thrift Store Shopping, Consignment Shopping, and Saving Seniors Money.

Faith United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Dry Gap Pike and Rifle Range Road at 1120 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918.

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Free Interactive Chore Chart Download

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A friend of mine sent me this link. I should say  a creative and organizationally gifted friend sent me this link.

It is a free downloadable interactive chore chart from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  You do not need to be homeschooling to use it for your family.  It is impressive.

If you are trying to think of what should be included in your chart another friend gave me a great idea. Walk room to room in your home. Write down all the cleaning/tasks that needs to be done in each room then divide that among your children, yourself (if you still have young children) and the days of the week.

I have started a few chores with the boys but probably not as many as I should. I know this is the time to take the time to teach them so as they grow they will be able to help more with keeping this house running.

How about you? Do your kids have organized chores? How old should you start chores?

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My Favortie Freebies Week of 1/9/11

Welcome to all of you who have stopped by after seeing me on WBIR Channel 10 News. Here is the list of freebies and deal I shared.

Walgreens

Go! Kids Multi-Vitamin Gummies  (60 ct)-$5, Get  $5 RR
Final cost =Free after RR

Kellogg’s Special K Cereal -2 for $5, Get $2 RR
buy one get one free Special K coupon
$.70/1 printable Kellogg’s coupons
Out of pocket=$1.80
Get Back=$2 RR
Final cost=Free coupon and RR

CVS

Select Lysol, Finish, or Air Wick Products Spend $20, Get $10 ECB
Buy 4 Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kids – $6 ea
-4 $4/1 coupon from the 1/2 SS or $4/1 Air Wick printable coupon
Out of Pocket=$8
Get Back $10 ECB
Final cost=Free + overage after coupons and ECB

Hershey’s drops or Reese’s cup minis king size-$1.59, Get $1.59 ECB(limit 1)
Final cost =Free after ECB

Snickers single -$.89, Get $.89 ECB (limit 1)
Final cost=Free after ECB

Target

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

Halls Cough Drops (30 ct)-$1.19
$.50/1 printable Target store coupon
$1/1 Halls printable coupon
Final cost=Free

Earth Fare

Free pound of boneless skinless chicken breast with a $5 purchase.

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For those of you who are snowed in!

140 Free Personalized Valentines Labels

Kleenex Sneeze Catcher Free Activity Kit (Includes Shirt, Hat & More

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

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How We Saved $16 on Gas

Looks like gas prices are on the rise-again.  It was $2.96/gallon last night when we stopped to fill up our van.

So, I wanted to share how much we saved with my  Kroger Fuel Rewards points. And to remind you that right now if you give your Shell gas station receipt to the cashier on your next Kroger trip you will earn double fuel points on your purchases.

I had 800 fuel points on my Kroger card which means an $.80 per gallon discount at Shell stations. We bought 20 gallons at $2.16 instead of $2.96, saving us $16.
We fill up our van approximately twice a month. So if you just do the rough math- that is about $30 per month or $360 per year. Now obviously I may not always have that many points and gas prices fluctuate but it should give you an idea of the money you can start saving on gas if you are already a Kroger shopper.

I will take my gas reciept from last night with me on my next Kroger trip and earn double fuel points for our next fill-up.

Do you use Kroger’s Fuel Rewards program? What do you think? I had a few problems when the program came out redeeming points but now all the kinks seemed to be worked out at the station I use most often.

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