Monday, August 30, 2010

Belks Charity Days Sale

This is my favorite sale that Belks has.  Not only do you get great prices on just about everything in the store but some great charities get to raise funds as well.  I got the email to save the date so I want to pass it on to you!  Mark your calendars!

You buy a $5 ticket, that is your pass to savings in the store.  You shop as usual and when you check out, along with great sale prices, you also get $5 off your total!  The $5 goes to a local charity.  I call it shopping for a good cause.  :-)  Like we need a reason to go shopping.

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Great Groupon

Headed to Atlanta?  Have you visited the GA Aquarium yet?  If not, now is the time!  Groupon has a deal where you pay $21 and it includes admission plus a behind the scenes tour.  Admission is $26 by itself so you already save money.

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Winn Dixie Closing Their Doors
The Winn Dixie on Highway 96 in Bonaire is closing their doors.  Take your coupon binder with you and search the aisles for good deals.  They are marking things down so some good deals are probably to be had if you have the time to look for them!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

$50 worth of Gap clothing for $25

I've told y'all about Groupon before.  It's a "group coupon" for locations all over the US.  I get the emails for Atlanta because that's where I go to visit family anyway so if I can get a deal while I'm up there...

Today's Groupon is for anyone who lives near a regular Gap store (not an outlet).  If you purcahse the Groupon you will get $50 worth of Gap apparel for $25.  Go HERE to check it out!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Monday, August 16, 2010

Coupon Inserts 8/15

Smart Source 8/15

$1 off Air Wick Scented Oil twin refill pack or (2) single refills (exp 9/26)
Free Air Wick Warmer wyb Air Wick Scented Oil Refill Fragrance (exp 9/26)
$1 off Blue Plate Mayonnaise (exp 11/30)
.50/2 Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue two 4 packs or one 12 pack (exp 9/26)
$1 off DiGiorno Pizza & Bread sticks (exp 9/30)
$1.50 off Greased Lightning cleaning product (exp 9/30)
$1 off Post-It Super Sticky Notes (exp 9/30)
.50/1 Resolve Laundry Pre-Treat (exp 9/26)
.50/1 Shamrock Farms Rockin’ Refuel (exp 9/26)
$2 off TheraTears product (exp 11/30)
$1/2 12 inch Tombstone Pizzas (exp 9/30)
$1 off Tyson Grilled & Ready Fillet (exp 11/15)
$1 off Tyson Frozen Breaded Chicken (exp 11/15)
$1 off Tyson Any’tizers Snacks (exp 11/15)
$1 off Tyson Any-tizers Snacks (exp 11/15)

Redplum 8/15

$1 off Covergirl Face or Lip Product, (excludes eye products)
$2/2 Covergirl Face or Lip Product, (excludes eye products)
$1 off Head and Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner (exp 9/30)
$2 off Imodium, (exp 12/14)
$1 off Johnson’s Baby Lotion (exp 9/12)
$1 off Johnson’s Baby Powder (exp 9/12)
$1 off Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, (exp 9/30)
$5 off Olay Pro-X professional Facial Cleanser, (exp 9/30)
B1G1 Oral-B Manual Brush single pack (exp 9/30)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Coupon Inserts for Middle GA

Smart Source 8/08

B1G1 Air Wick Aqua Mist, up to $3.29 (exp 9/19)
$1 off Air Wick Scented Oil twin refill pk or 2 single refills (exp 9/19)
$4 off Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-motion Starter Kit (exp 9/19)
$4 off Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra i-motion Starter Kit (exp 9/19)
$1 off Bausch & Lomb Opcon-A eye drops (exp 10/31)
$4 off Bausch & Lomb Alaway Antihistamine Eye drops (exp 10/31)
$5 off Blue Natural Dog or Cat food (exp 8/30)
$1 off Colgate Total Enamel Strength, Advanced Whitening, Clean or Fresh Toothpaste, 4 oz + (exp 8/28)
.50/3 Dole Fruit Bowls in gel (exp 10/31)
.50/2 Dole Fruit Parfaits (exp 10/31)
$1/2 Dole Fruit Bars (exp 11/20)
.35/1 Jello Refrigerated Pudding, Gelatin or Mousse (exp 9/8)
$1 off Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (exp 9/8)
$1 off Lysol Disinfectant Spray 12oz+ (exp 9/7)
$1/2 Lysol Disinfectant Wipes (exp 9/7)
$1/2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner (exp 9/7)
$1/2 Lysol Bathroom Cleaner (exp 9/7)
$1/2 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner (exp 9/7)
$1/2 Lysol All Purpose Trigger (exp 9/7)
.75/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.8 oz + (exp 9/5)
.75/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil, excl 20,25, 30 (exp 9/30)
$5 off Schick Hydro Razor (exp 9/30)
$1 off Schick Hydro Shave Gel (exp 9/30)
$2 off Schick Hydro Refill (exp 9/30)
$1 off Scotch Precision or Multi-Purpose Scissors (exp 10/31)
.55/1 Shout Color Catcher (exp 9/25)
.55/1 Shout (exp 9/25)
$2/2 Shout (exp 9/25)
.25/1 Sunny D (exp 11/30)
$2/3 Trident, Dentyne or Stride gum 3 pk, bottles, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch 8 oz +, or Halls (exp 10/31)
$4/6 Trident, Dentyne or Stride gum 3 pk, bottles, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch 8 oz +, or Halls (exp 10/31)
$1 off White Cloud or White Cloud GreenEarth (exp 10/18)
$1 off Ziploc Big Bags or Flexible Totes (exp 9/25)
$1.25/2 Ziploc Bags (exp 10/2)
$1.50/2 Ziploc Containers (exp 10/2)

Redplum 8/08

$1 off BC Powder 18 ct.+ (exp 11/30)
$1/2 Famous Amos (exp 10/3)
$1 off Goody’s 16 ct.+ (exp 11/30)
.55/2 Martha White Baking Mixes (exp 11/30)
$1 off Maybelline New York Eyeshadow or Eye Liner (exp 9/15)
$1 off Maybelline New York Mascara (exp 9/15)
$1/2 Smucker’s Fruit Spread AND Jif Peanut Butter (exp 10/31)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Month End Totals
Here are the totals for July:

Total Shelf Cost:  $559.20
Coupons:  $192.94
Store Discounts:  $236.93
Rebates:  $48.66

Total Out Of Pocket:  $129.33 for a savings of 77%.

This breaks down to $32.33 a week. 

Year To Date Totals:

Total Shelf Cost:  $4266.19
Coupons:  $1774.75
Store Discounts:  $1523.88

Total Out Of Pocket:  $967.56 for a savings of 82%
I anticipated this being a slow month since Bubba was in the Ukraine for 10 days.  I didn't do nearly the shopping that I normally do and I haven't gotten back into the routine yet.  These numbers are a little skewed since I use the Publix Gift Card that I won when I head over there.  I've used just under $25 out of the $250 and bought $122.28 worth of groceries.  Still have my sights set on $700 worth of groceries for $250!
How did you do this month?  What is the best deal you came across?  My favorite deal this past month was all the free Smart Balance milk!  Smart Balance is my milk and it is expensive so finding a deal that made it free was such a blessing.

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

??? From A Reader
I found your blog from google and and thought you might know the answer.  I purchased a Houston Home Journal today (Saturday's edition), but it did not include the P&G insert.  Was I just unlucky, or do they not include that insert?  BTW, it did include both the RP and SS inserts.

I'm trying to find the most cost-effective way to gather more inserts.  I am new to the couponing world and a bit overwhelmed right now!




The HHJ doesn't always carry the P&G insert.  You weren't jipped it wasn't in the HHJ this week.  The Macon Telegraph has the P&G insert.  I would get the HHJ on the weeks when there isn't a P&G insert and then a Macon Telegraph on the weeks when there is one.  There is a schedule of inserts on my blog.

I've been told, but haven't done it myself, that you can go to Happy Hour (recycling) on Monday's and gather a few more coupon inserts for free.  That might be an option if you have the time.  Now, that is all I know about that because I haven't done it.  You might want to call them tomorrow if that is something you are interested in.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.  :-)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

End of Month Totals
Before I post my totals from the month of July, I would love to hear from you.  Did you save $5 for the first time or maybe you saved $50 this month?!?  Whatever your level of savings is it would be such an encouragement to hear from you.  You can cheer each other on and share the best deal you got this month.  I don't know about you but I love to have folks out there encouraging me to keep it up.  Can't wait to hear from you!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

New Muscles

This morning, as I fiddled around in the kitchen with the lights off and without my contacts in, I stepped on something extremely small but very painful.  Despite our best efforts to remove whatever it was that I stepped on it won't show itself or come out of my heel.  I have been forced to walk on the ball of my foot, in essence, using muscles that don't usually get used all that much.  As my calf muscles tighten with every step, letting me know that they aren't pleased with the extra use, I am reminded of my walk with Christ.

As Christians, we get used to doing things a certain way or at a particular time.  A little on the routine side of things.  We bow our heads and thank God for the food we will eat, we go to church at the same time on the same day of the week every week.  If you do a quiet time or personal Bible study time then it's probably the same time of day and about the same length of time each day.  Certain "muscles" get exercised more than others and things get easy or I get complacent.  Then life throws you a curve ball and you "step" on something unseen but it causes your world to turn upside down or just at a different angle or pace.  You are going to either reach deeper and use spiritual muscles that you haven't excersized recently or quit.  I asked myself a few questions today:

Do I REALLY thank God for the food I'm going to eat or is it just routine/tradition that I bow my head and say a few words?  You know, He's not looking for specific words over each meal....He sees our hearts and knows whether or not we are sincerely thankful for what He has given us.

When I lift people up in prayer is it because I really believe that God will hear my plea on their behalf or do I do it because I want to be able to say, "Hey, I prayed for you today!"

When I read my Bible, am I doing it so I can know Him more and to hear His voice or do I do it as part of my daily checklist?  Check, read my Bible.  Check, prayed for friends.  Check, went to Sunday School...

Do I serve Him because I want to or because it's the right thing to do?  What is my motivation?

I guess you can boil it all down to: what is my motivation?  Do I do what I do because I love Him, desire to be obedient, and wish to draw closer to Him?  OR do I do it because I think its what He wants me to do or because others are watching me?

There are seasons in our lives when we do these things out of routine and obedience but those routines and obedience should lead us back to passion and love for Him.  The dry seasons in our lives shouldn't be prolonged or permanent.

I thank God for little upsets in my life or routine.  Invisible things that I step in that cause me to use spiritual muscles that have lain dormant for awhile.  My heel is still throbbing from the tiny, unseen thing that is still stuck in it and my calf muscle is screaming at me but I am thankful for the Truth God has shown me through it.

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;--I Corinthians 1:27

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

End/Beginning of Month

Its that time again!  It's time to pull out the expired coupons and throw them out.  It's time to file away the new coupons you got this weekend.  A little housekeeping will go a long way in making your couponing experience a positive one.  So, no matter which coupon filing method you use it's time to do a little maintenance.  Happy couponing!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Monday, August 2, 2010

Coupon Inserts for Middle GA

Smart Source 8/01

.40/1 Ban product (exp 10/9)
$1 off Ban Solid (exp 10/9)
$1/2 Bic Stationary products (exp 9/30)
.75/1 Edge Shave Gel (exp 9/18)
.55/1 off Efferdent 36ct+ OR Effergrip product (exp 10/31)
$1 off Energizer Brand Batteries or Flashlight (exp 10/2)
$1 off Glade 4oz Jar Candle (exp 8/21)
$3 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil Lasting Impressions Holder (exp 8/21)
$2 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin Refill (exp 8/21)
$1 off Glade Scented Oil Candles product (exp 8/21)
$1 off Glade Tough Odor Solutions product (exp 8/21)
$1 off Hormel Always Tender product (exp 9/27)
.55/1 Hormel Compleats Microwave Meal (exp 9/27)
.55/1 Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon (exp 9/27)
.55/1 Hormel Natural Choice Deli Sandwich Meat (exp 9/27)
B2G1 M&M’s 8.2oz or larger any candy (8/29)
.40/1 Orville Redenbaucher’s Gourmet Popping Corn (not single serve) (10/1)
$1.25 off Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer OR Oust Air Sanitizer  (exp 9/25)
.50/1 Philadelphia Minis 4pk (exp 9/06)
$5 off Philips Multi-Pack Sonicare Brush Heads (exp 11/30)
$10 off Philips Select Sonicare  or Sonicare for Kids Rechargeable Toothbrush (exp 11/30)
$5 off Philips Sonicare Xtreme Battery Toothbrush (exp 11/30)
B1G1 Pledge Multi Surface Aerosol product (exp 9/12)
$1 off Raid Ant & Roach Killer (9/25)
.55/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Antibacterial Bathroom Wipes (exp 9/12)
$1/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaners (exp 9/12)
.55/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner (exp 9/12)
.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer  (exp 9/12)
Free Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Product wyb Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel (exp 9/12)
.55/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Vanish Drop-Ins  (exp 9/12)
.75/1 Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave or Shave Gel  (exp 9/18)
.30/3 VanCamp’s Beans (9/12)
$1/2 Windex Glass Cleaners (exp 9/12)
.55/1 Windex Multi-Surface Cleaner or Wipes (exp 9/12)
$3 off Windex Outdoor All-in-One Glass Cleaning Tool (exp 9/12)
$1 off Windex Outdoor All-in-One Glass Cleaning Tool Refill Pack (exp 9/12)

Redplum 8/01#1

$1.50 off Axe Shower Gel Gift Set (exp 8/29)
.75/1 Axe Shower Gel or Detailer Shower Tool (exp 8/29)
.50/1 Caress 12oz or larger Body Wash or 6 bar soap (8/29)
.50/1 Caress Tehitian or Cashmere 12oz or larger body wash (8/29)
.50/1 Crest 4oz + toothpaste Target Store Q (9/1)
$1.50/2 off Degree Men Adrenaline or Women Natureffects Deodorant or Body Mist (exp 8/29)
$1/2 Degree Men or Women Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant or Body Mist (exp 8/29)
$1 off Disney Vitamins (exp 9/14)
.75/1 Dove Beauty Bar 6-bar pack or larger (exp 8/29)
$1.00 off Dove Body Wash 10oz or larger (exp 8/29)
$1 off Dove Hair Care (exp 8/29)
$1 off Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar or Body and Face Wash or Active Clean Shower Tool (exp 9/26)
$1/2 Fruit of the Loom Packaged Underwear and/or Casual Sportswear (9/30)
.25/1 Lever 2000 bar soap 2 or 4 pack (8/29)
.75/1 Lever 2000 bar soap 6 pack (8/29)
.60/2 Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton to Go or any Iced Tea Mix (exp 8/29)
.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar Manual or CrossAction toothbrush Target Store Q (9/1)
.30/1 Q-Tip Cotton Swabs 170ct or larger (exp 8/29)
.60/2 Ragu Pasta Sauces (exp 8/29)
.40/1 Skippy Peanut Butter 15oz or larger (exp 8/29)
.50/1 Suave Men Hair Care Product 14.5oz or larger (exp 8/29)
$1 off Surf Laundry Detergent (exp 9/12)
$1 off Vaseline product 3.1oz or larger, except renewal or glow (exp 8/29)
$1.50/2 Wishbone or Wishbone Western Dressings (exp 8/29)

Red Plum 8/01 #2

$5 off Face Lift Product (exp 9/15)
$1 off LA Looks product (exp 11/01)
$1 off Nic’s Sticks Nail Lacquer (10/31)
$1 off Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer (10/31)

P&G 8/01

ALL Coupons Expire 8/31/10

$1 off Oral B Pulsar CrossAction Advantage or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense
$1 off Crest Toothpaste 4 oz. + or liquid gel
$1 off Glide Floss, 35 m +
$2 off Crest Mouthwash, 946 mL +
$1 off Oral-B Stages Zooth or Crest Kids Manual
$1 off Oral B Stages Zooth or Crest Kids Toothpaste
$1/2 Crest Toothpast 4 oz. + or liquid gels
$1 off Scope Mouthwash, 710 mL +
$10 off Crest 3D White or Professional Effects Whitestrips
$5 off Crest 3D, Vivid Advance 14 ct Gentle Routine or Stain Shield
$1.50/2 Fixodent products, 1.05 oz. +
$1 off Fixodent product, 1.05 oz +
$1 off Prilosec OTC
$3 off Prilosec OTC
$8/2 Prilosec OTC
$2 off Gillette Proseries skin care products
$2 off Gillette Proglide Cartridge, 4 ct +
$4 off Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor
$1 off Gillette Fusion Shave Prep
$2 off Gillette Deodorant
$1.50 off Pampers Extra Protection Diapers
$2 off Mach 3 Cartridge, 8 ct +
$1.50 off Pampers Diapers
Free Pampers Wipes 72 ct + wyb Diapers
$1.50 off Pampers Easy Ups Trainer or Under Jams Night Wear
$3 off Febreze Noticeables warmer or starter kit
$1 off Febreze Noticeables Refill
$1 off Duracell Copper Top, Ultra Advance or Ultra Photo Lithium
$2 off Duracell Rechargeable batteries or Charger or Daylite Flashlite Power Pad
$1/2 Charmin Products
$1 off Tide Detergent
$1 off Downy Liquid Fabric Softener or Sheets
$2 off Large Downy Liquid Fabric Softner larger than 90 load
$1 off Tide Release Stain Release
$3 off Large Tide Stain Release
$1 off Dawn 48 oz. +
.20/1 Dawn product
$1 off Bounty Paper Towels 6 roll + or (2) Towels or Napkins any size
$1/2 Bounty Napkins
$1/6 Puffs singles or (2) 3 pks or (1) 6 pk
$3 off Venus cartridge, 6 or 8 ct
$1.50 off Duracell hearing aid batteries with easy tab, 6 pk +
$5 off Size Align
$2 off Tampax Pearl or Compact Pearl, 18 ct +
$1 off Tampax product, 18 ct +
$1 off Always Pad or Feminine Cleansing Cloths
$1/2 Always Panty Liners, 34 ct +
Free Herbal Essence or Aussie Styler wyb Herbal Essence or Aussie Product up to $3.23
$2 off Clariol Product
$2 off Venus Embrace or Breeze
$1/2 Pantene products
$1 off Pantene Hairspray, Styler or Treatment
$1 off Covergirl product
Free Olay Body Wash wyb Venus cartridge
Free Olay Hand & Body Lotion wyb Venus cartridge
$5 off Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer wyb Secret Soothing Effects
Free Secret product wyb (2) Old Spice Fresh Collection
$1/4 Pringles Super stack cans, 180 g +
$1/2 Pringles Snack Stacks or Stix
$1/2 Pringles Fat Free, 165 g +

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba