Deal Available Again!

Yea! I used my previous Gropuon this weekend so I was excited to see this deal available again.

Groupon has a great deal today for Soap.comYou get a $2o  gift card/voucher  for and free shipping for $10. This is a good way to save on products you buy that rarely go on sale or on a gift or treat for your self. You are basically saving 50% on products and having them shipped right to your door.

It is an online deal so even though it is not Knoxville’s deal of the day you can still get in on it. Here is how:

1.Sign up for a Groupon account or if you already have an account sign in here.

2. Click on “Visit More Cities” on the top of the page.

3. Choose Atlanta

4. Purchase your Groupon.

5. With in 24 hours your $20 code will show up in your Groupon account.

6.Go spend your $20 on!

You only have today to buy this Groupon and there are a limited number available.  It is good through 12/28/10 so you can get something you need now or save it for a good sale on

...share the savings

Kroger Coupon Policy Changing Again?

At the beginning of the year there was major drama over Kroger’s new internet printable coupon policy. It took a few weeks but it all got ironed out.

Now it looks like there may be one more change to coupon shopping at Kroger.

I got this email from a reader today:

Is it true that Kroger is now not taking manufacturer coupons along with the Kroger coupons on one item. The manager told me today they have stopped that policy now. Also you can’t use the digital coupon along with them . Now, only  one type of coupon per item. The manager said Kroger has wised up and changed their coupon policy’s. This is so sad to hear. Is this true?  I always used a Kroger coupon, manufacturer coupon & digital coupon and they accepted them. Today they would not. I’ve been doing that for over a year now and learned it from a coupon party. So sad I won’t be shopping at Kroger anymore. Maybe I had it all wrong, but the manger said they fixed the computer system within the registers and no long will accept that.

Here is what I know:

*The Kroger coupons that come in the mail have always been manufacturer coupons (MQ). Yes they have a Kroger logo on them, but at the top of the coupon they say manufacturer coupon.  The policy has always been one MQ per item so you should have never been able to use both.

*I have not seen an official policy pertaining to digital coupons however, when you load them to your Kroger card you will see this message: Limit of one coupon per item. Digital coupons and paper coupons may not be combined on the purchase of a single item.
This is new in the last month and does do away with a lot of good deals at Kroger.

So what about you? Have you heard about this change to couponing at Kroger? Have you had a hard time redeeming coupons?  Are you looking at other grocery stores?

...share the savings

Dogwood Arts:Art in Public Places, Go Vote!

This is from Jody Collins‘  post on

Dogwood Arts is officially in the running to receive a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Everything grant for a permanent Art in Public Places large-scale sculpture exhibition in Knoxville, and they need our help.

It is a great idea and it is free to vote. You can get all the details on Knoxify, then go vote.

...share the savings

Free Leaf Identification Guides


Now that the weather has started to cool off I am planning an outing with the boys to collect and identify some leaves. I am planning on having them glue them into their “Science Journals” as they call them, otherwise known as the $.03 notebooks I got a Target this week.

I remember very little from my college botany class so, I did a little looking around for some free tree identification resources.  Here is what I have found so far:

Fall Color Guide-Leaf Identification-This is from The University of Tennessee’s Forest Resources Research and Education Center. It is a simple guide that shows leaves by color (orange, red, yellow etc.) and shape. It also has several helpful links for each tree.

The All Season Guide to Identifying Common Tennessee Trees This is a PDF from UT Ag Extension so you could print it, or the pages that you would really life, if you want something to take with you on your leaf hunt. I like this one because it has a summer leaf key, a winter leaf key and a section on easy to identify trees.

The Arbor Day Foundation- Here you will find leaf guides for all over the country. There is also an animated tree tutorial. My boys are a little young for it, and I am truthfully not that in to trees, but it would be great for older kids.

Do you know of any other great resources or places to collect leaves? ( I called Ijams to see what they thought- for the record they discourage removing leaves, even those that have already fallen, from their park.)

...share the savings

Covenant Health: Free Session with Registered Dietitian


I saw that Covenant Health is offering a Free session with a Registered Dietitian on Twitter today. If you or someone you know would be interested I would encourage you to sign up quickly, it looks like time and space is limited.

To help you learn more about nutrition and good health, Covenant Weight Management Center is participating in the HERSHEY Moderation Nation, a national effort to help remove the barriers to seeing a registered dietitian by committing a half-million dollars to cover the cost of an initial consultation.

HERSHEY will reimburse you for the cost of a one-time, one-hour visit with our registered dietitian Barbara Foster.  The offer is limited so act now.  Visit for details and instructions.  When prompted to enter dietitian name, enter Barbara Foster and you’ll be on your way to good health!

Additional information also available by calling the Covenant Weight Management Center during normal business hours at 865-531-5243.

...share the savings

Let The Scanning Begin


So my National Consumer Panel home scanner arrived yesterday. It sort of reminds me of a cell phone from the early 90′s.  I still need to take some time to read the manual but I am excited to give it a try.  I will let you know if I think it is too time consuming or if I find it to be worth the effort.

For those of you new to  Coupon Katie and have no idea what I am talking about: The National Consumer Panel is free to join and once you are accepted you get a small hand held scanner to scan all the items you purchase. Once a week you transmit that information to National Consumer Panel and earn points for items from their Gift Catalog. Manufacturers and retailers  look at the information you send to them to decide what products to make and sell to consumers all across the country.

If you are interested you can apply to be a member of National Consumer Panel here.

...share the savings

Mrs. Feilds:My Free Cookies Arrived


Remember when I told you about earning free cookies from Mrs. Fields? Mine arrived last night during dinner.  Perfect timing. I got to share them with a dinner guest and my now three year old thought they were sent just for his birthday.

Did you join the referral program? Have you gotten your free cookies?

...share the savings