Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Giveaway #5, freebies and samples

Giveaway #5
Word Shapes Activity Book, Pre K-1st: This workbook is designed for the purpose of building skills in visual-spatial relationships, following directions, counting, language association, discovery, creativity and more. Here's how to enter:
1.Post a comment letting me know you just subscribed or are already a subscriber.
2. Earn five extra chances for linking back to this giveaway. Post a comment with a link directing me to your site where you linked. This giveaway will end Jan. 5, 2009.
Good Luck!
Giveaway #1
Giveaway #2
Giveaway #3

Giveaway #4

Freebies and Samples
What To Expect When You're Expecting
Revlon Samples(ends Jan. 5)
Oxyfresh toothpaste sample
Cascadian Farm cereal bar sample
Bee pollen sample

Vision Forum
Today is the last day of their end of the year liquidation sale. Click on the side banner to visit their site!

The Old Schoolhouse
Today is the last day to get an one year subscription(4 issues) for 9.99. This is definitely a bargain! The subscription always comes with a collection of freebies(usually a mixture of e-books and physical mailbox freebies). Click on side banner to go t0 their site.

I'm still working on a post that has printable and requestable coupons!


Monday, December 29, 2008

Giveaway #4

Giveaway #4
Today's giveaway is very simple. I have at least 1 envelope with about 50 coupons to give away! To enter this giveaway please look around my site and tell me what you like the best(other than giveaways!), and one thing you would change.
This giveaway will end Jan.4, 2009.
Sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday but I had a crowd of young people from my church over for a music/singing night and I had to super clean my house! So the giveaways will resume today. Remember to leave your contact email please!

Have you entered these giveaways?
Giveaway #1
Giveaway #2
Giveaway #3

Harris Teeter Triple Coupons!
Harris Teeter will be tripling their coupons Jan.1-4! Remember, they only triple 20 coupons per day and my Harris Teeter will only take 2 internet printables at a time. There are no limit to coupons over $1 and you can use up to 4 of the same coupon per transaction.

K-Mart Doubling Coupons!
K-Mart will be doubling coupons up to $1 Jan. 1-4. Yes, only up to $1 and I believe they are only taking 25 coupons at a time. As usual, doublecheck by calling before you go if your k-mart is not a super k-mart.

I will try to work later today getting all the printable coupons in one post and letting you know which ones allow doubling and tripling.


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Giveaway #3, special sales, and info for families with special needs children!

This giveaway is a book called Practice Makes Perfect, Vocabulary-Grade 6
skills worked on are root words, suffixes, prefixes, homonyms, symonyms, etc.
Each section has a short quiz and the book is reproducible for multi-studenet purposes.
To enter do one or both of these:
1.Leave a comment letting me know you subscribed or are already subscribed.
2. You will get 5 extra entries by linking to me on your website and leaving a comment with a url to the page where the link is.
Please leave a contact email!
Did you enter these Giveaway's?
Giveaway #1
Giveaway #2

Information for families with special needs children
Free Auditory Processing Test Kit
Encouraging articles on raising special needs children
Nathhan (***this looks like a great site for families who homeschool their special needs children-there is a fee to join but this fee gives you discounts to several items and also includes membership to a 750 book lending library**)
Bonnie Terry Learning

Grocery Store Specials
Food Lion
Welch's Sparkling Grape juice is $2.50. Use $1 coupon to make it $1.50.
Huggies jumbo diapers $9.99-(use either $1 coupon from inserts or $2 coupon from mail, then send in receipt to Caregivers Marketplace for $1 rebate. If you have not registered at Huggies website click on the banner below to sign up and begin getting coupons in the mail!)
White Potatoes B1G1 Free/$4.49

Harris Teeter
Grapes $1.29 pd.
75% off all Holiday merchandise

Lowe's Food's
Palermos's Pizza B1G1 free-pay#3.49 each minus 75 cent printable coupon here(this should double to $1.50 making this a $2 purchase. There does not seem to be a limit as to how many coupons you can print, email the company if you have a question about that. The coupon expires 12-31-08)
Cottonelle bath tissue is $3.50- internet printable here or 50 cent coupon from insert
vegall canned mixed vegetables-use 35 cent coupon from insert
kellogg's cereal-use $1 coupons from insert
chexmix B1G1 free is $1.33 each- use 50 cent coupon from inserts

Printable Coupons
Listerine products
Lean Cuisine
Butterball products

Free Joyce Meyer Calendar
Go here for this offer.

Go here to check out Vision Forum's
liquidation sale with many items 20%-70% off! After Christmas specials
Go to Home to check out huge discounts on many items.
Some items are marked down 90%!


Friday, December 26, 2008

Giveaway #2 of 6 days of giveaways, sales, printable coupons and more!

Giveaway #2
TAN-TASTIC TANGRAMS! (Tangram pieces pop out of the back page flap: inside you'll find perplexing puzzle shapes, printed full-size so that you can test solutions, rearrange pieces, and solve the puzzle!!) The publisher also grants rights to reproduce up to 100 copies of any part of the book for classroom purposes.
There are two ways to enter this giveaway:
1.Earn one chance at this giveaway by posting a comment letting me know you subscribed or are already a subscriber.(please leave me an email so I can contact you if necessary)
2. Earn five extra chances by linking to this giveaway on your website and come back and post a comment leaving me a url to your link.

Giveaway #1
Have you entered this one yet. If not, go here to do so! After Christmas specials
Go to Home to check out huge discounts on many items.
Some items are marked down 90%!

Printable Coupons
eatbetteramerica (coupons for yoplait, gold medal flour, green giant frozen vegetables, total cereal, wheaties, fiber one cereal, cascadian farm products, and muir glen products)
sue bee honey
colgate (coupons for colagate sensitive, softsoap bodywash, palmolive clean and clear, softsoap liquid hand soap)


6 days of giveaways and After Christmas specials!

6 days of Giveaways!
I plan on having a new giveaway each day leading up to the New Year!
Here's the first one:
Skill Builders Word Problems, Grade 6
This 80 page book is reproducible and includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, graphing, fractions, measurement, area and perimeter, decimals, percentages, money, time, and multistep problems.
This giveaway ends as the New Year begins, Jan. 1, 12:00 A.M. To enter the giveaway, post a comment letting me know you subscribed(or let me know you are already a subscriber). Also, in your comment please leave an email address so I can contact you quickly if your are the winner! I will never use your email address for anything other than contacting you about the giveaway!
Check in each day till the new year for more giveaways!

After Christmas specials!

Go here to check out Vision Forum's
liquidation sale with many items 20%-70% off!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
I hope everybody is having a safe and happy time with family and friends!
God Bless You!

I hope you have received or receive the ultimate gift this season!
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


Monday, December 22, 2008

New coupon winners!, coupon printables, and more

New Coupon Winners
Well, I never heard from my coupon winners, so here are the new ones:
janetfaye, shooting stars mag, and hondaray! Email your address info and I will get those out as soon as possible.

Here are some more printable coupons:
nescafe tasters choice
cream cheese(just type in your email address where it says tell a friend)
scott toilet paper
fresh express salad blend(scroll down to see food lion coupon)
Go here for more printables.

Send a postcard to support soldiers stationed overseas
Go here and Xerox will help you pick a design, write a message and they will send a postcard to a soldier!

Harris Teeter special
For the next few days, Hellmann's mayo is on sale for 1.99. If you have a 60c coupon from a while back use it and you should get the mayo for .79 cents!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Last Chance for coupon winners!

Last Chance for coupon winners to email me!
I still need to hear from the following coupon winners:
donna jean, Betsy, and sara. If I don't hear from you by tonight, I'll have to pick 3 new winners!
Please email me with your information.

Well, we had a good Christmas Eve last night at my husbands parents house and a fun, relaxed Christmas morning. We got lots of games and activites to do together and batteries put in almost everything. I always say that's something I'm going to do ahead of time but time always runs out for me!

So, now we are off to another family get together. Talk to you later!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Schoolbook Giveaway Winner

Schoolbook Giveaway Winner!
The winner of Skill Builder's Spanish Level 1 is purplemommi. Congratulations! Email your address info!
Thanks to all who subscribed!
Look for another giveaway to start sometime this weekend!

My stepdaughter's time with us is today thru Christmas Day so tonight is "our Christmas Eve" and tomorrow is 'our Christmas' so that she has plenty of time to enjoy her gifts. It would be a bummer for her and for us to open up presents on the same day she has to leave! So anyway, my posts will probably be short and to the point!


Coupon Winners

Coupon Giveaway Winners!
Betsy, The Lady Riposter, donna jean, and sara. (donna jean and sara, I do not have your email info to get in touch with you in order to get your address information! Please email me at by 8:00 tomorrow morning.)

Congratulations! Thank you for visiting my site and posting a comment!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More coupons to give away!

Coupon Giveaway

I have about 4 more envelopes to give away with about 30-50 coupons each. Most of the coupons expire at the end of this month so this will be a short giveaway so I can get them mailed out. Just leave a comment telling me where you do your best coupon shopping at! This giveaway will end Dec. 18.

Expired coupons

What do you do with expired coupons? Send them to U.S. offshore military bases! Most of the stores at these bases will accept coupons up to six months after their expiration date. I just sent my first two envelopes. You can get more information about this at

Schoolbook giveaway

Don't forget about my schoolbook giveaway here!

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Schoolbook Giveaway and coupon giveaway winners

Schoolbook Giveaway
Here's a description of the book I'm giving away:
Skill Builders Spanish Level 1 introduces beginning Spanish students to the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, and names for parts of the body in spanish. Activities are fun and give plenty of practice at an easy pace. Students read, write, draw, color and match their way to better proficiency. To enter the giveaway, subscribe (or tell me you are already subscribed) and leave a comment letting me know.

Coupon Giveaway Winners
Congratulations to Amanda Sue and Steph for winning the 2 envelopes full of at least 50 coupons! Email me with your address information.

Another sale at Vision Forum! Click on the banner below to check out this neat site! I just purchased a kid's ice cream maker and candy kit for $20 and free shipping. All orders $25 and over receive free ground shipping. My order was $20 because I had a one-time coupon. The $25 minimum is before any coupons you might have. Even if you don't order, definitely get on their mailing list because the catalog usually comes with a coupon and you will be mailed coupons periodically throughout the year!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday Subscriptions, Giveaway Winners!

I hope everybody had a restful Sunday. Our family went to church then took firewood to my husbands grandparents house and visted them for the afternoon. Then we came home, had breakfast for supper, and watched discovery health which always makes me thankful for everything!

O.K. Heres's the Charlie Brown Christmas DVD winner:
Congratulations! Email me with your address info!

There's about 1 hour left for people to enter the coupon giveaway so I will wait and announce that winner in the morning!

Sunday Subscriptions
Go here to get your free Dare To Be A Daniel packet offered by The Billy Graham ministry.
It can either be downloaded or sent in the mail. It's definitely worth checking out!

The CD includes music and full Bible text.

Vision Forum offers another great sale plus free shipping on qualifying orders!
Click on the banner below to see this sale going on Dec.15-17


Saturday, December 13, 2008

More Harris Teeter specials!

Harris Teeter is the store of the week for me!

Skippy peanut butter is B1G1 free ($1.45 each) use 4oc coupon which doubles to 80c
Final price for 1 is about 75c each.

If you are needing to stock up on peanut butter, this is a good price!

Sister Schubert rolls are B1G1 free($2.10 each) use your 50c coupon which doubles to $1 to get 1 pack for $1.10. These are great to use for company and my husband loves them.

Betty Crocker cookie mix is 3/$5. Either use 40c coupon which doubles to 80c or click on the banner below, and sign in for printable coupons!

Do you have a stockpile of nonperishables and health/beauty items?
Use them for gift baskets to friends who don't do the coupon thing. These make great gifts because the items get used and they don't unnecessarily clutter up someones home! You can dress up the basket by adding ribbons and tissue paper. One idea I saw was to find words on the labels that could be found in verses and write out verse cards to tie on the product with a ribbon. Have any more ideas? Please share them in the comment section of this post!


Friday, December 12, 2008

Harris Teeter and Kraft Cheese singles

Harris Teeter has a great deal on Kraft Cheese Singles right now. They are on sale 2/$4 and if you buy three you get an extra $3 off at the register. My store also had a display board with coupons on it that said $1 off 2. So buy 4 packs at $8-$3 at register and $2 in coupons and you get 4 packs for $3! That's a great deal especially if your husband loves this kind of cheese!

Now thru Sunday Buy 1 pack boneless, skinless chicken breast get 2 free (3 packs for 9.98)

Here are several more deals not advertised:
Birdseye steamfreshed vegetables: B1G1 free ($1.25 each) use $2 coupon off 4 and get 4 bags for $3.(coupon is on a stand in some stores)
Picsweet steamables B1G1 free ($1.15 each) use $1 off 2 coupon from stand and get 2 for $1.15

I hope your store has this stand with coupons available!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Free Entertainment Book

Cashbaq and Free Entertainment Book
Cashbaq has a way you can get a free Entertainment Book! (cost is usually $25)
1. Sign in and get $5 cash back
2. They will give you an instant $10 off for buying the Entertainment Book(make sure you click on link at cashbaq site)
3. You will also get $10 back to your account(give 7-10 days for this to show up in your account)
(This makes your account balance over $10 which means you will be sent your money by check or by paypal whenever they send out their scheduled payments, around the 20th of every month)

This could be a useful gift as a book or cut out individual coupons to use as a small gift in a card!


Coupon Giveaway #3

Coupon Giveaway

I have 2 envelopes with at least 50 coupons each, probably half expire 12-31-08. Leave a comment on this post to have a chance at winning one of these envelopes! This contest will go until Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008.

Charlie Brown X-mas DVD giveaway

Have you entered this giveaway yet? If not go here to do so!

Vision Forum sale
The sale at Vision Forum ends today. Click on the banner below to check out this website that has great gifts, books, CD's and DVD's.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Awesome sale at Vision Forum!

Now until Dec. 11, there is a great sale at Vision Forum going on. They are giving instant rebates on all orders! Click on the banner below to see all they have to offer!

Harris Teeter Specials Dec. 10-16

These specials run Dec. 11-Dec.14(Thurs.-Sun.):

HT ice cream B1Get2 free(3 for about 5.26)

HT chicken Breast boneless B1G2 free (3 for 9.49)

Gold Medal Flour .99

48 wesson veg. or canola oil 2.77

11.5-12 oz nestle morsels 1.99

Totinos's pizza 5/$5 (better price than our walmart)

Bertollli dinner for 2 5.99

Fresh Express Italian salad mix 2/$3

Coles garlic bread B1G1 free

10 pk capri sun drinks 1.77

These sales run all week (10-16)


Fresh split chicken breast .88 lb

new york strip steak 4.99 lb

black label sliced bacon 2/$7

hillshire farn ultra thin lunchmeat 2/$7

oscar mayer bologna B1G1 free

oscar mayer lunchmeat 2/$7

This is the better deal on meat: HT spiral sliced half bone-in smoked ham 1.99 pd

or 2.99 pd for hickory smoked ham


lean cusine flatbread melts 4/$10

birds eye steamfresh veg. broccoli or whole green beans B1G1 free

mama lucia meatballs B1G1 free

cheemo pierogies B1G1 free

pet-ritz pie crusts B1G1 free (use 50c off 2 coupon-doubles to $1)

pillsbury savorings 2/$7 (use 75c off coupon-doubles to $1.50) final price $2

mrs. smith's dutch apple pie 2/$7

haagen-dazs ice cream 2/$6


sargento shredded cheese 2/$6

coffee-mate creamers 2/$4 (use 50c coupon doubled to $1) final price of 1 is $1 or go here for a printable coupon

pillsbury cookies or pie crusts 2/$5 (click on banner below to print out coupons and get coupons in the mail)

pillsbury crescent or cinnamon rolls 3/$5

pillsbury grands biscuits 3/$5

pilly-o ricotts cheese 32 oz. 4.39

kraft single wrap cheese 12 oz 2/$4 (look for display in store for peel off coupons)

canned goods

ocean spray cranberry sauce 1.29

green giant vegetables B1G1 free

le sueur peas 5/$5

french's taste toppers 2.79(50c off 1 doubles to $1) final price $1.79 or go here for a printable coupon

bruces's yams 15 0z .99

dei fratelli pizza sauce 5/$5

ht beans .67

ht ripe olives 1.27


betty crocker cake mix B1G1 free (click on banner below to print out money saving coupons in the mail)

pam 2/$5

ht 32 oz light brown or confectioner sugar 1.27

ghirardelli balking chips 2/$5


pop tarts 4/$7 (55c off coupon doubles to 1.10) final price of 1 is 65c

kashi heart to heart cereal 2/$6

chex cereal 3/$7

honey nut cheerios or raisin nut bran 17 0z 2/$6

chex mix bars 2/$5

cooking ingredients

lea & perrins worscershire sauce 2/$4

mccormick brown gravy packet B1G1 free (25c off 2 doubles to 50c)


2 liter 7 up 2/$2

old orchard apple juice B1G1 free

martinelli's sparking cider 2.99

perrier 25 ounce 3/$5

lipton tea 12 pack 6.49

deer park water 24 pack 3.99

paper and plastic products

quilted northern 6.99

scotties face tissue 3/3.99 (50c off3 doubles to $1) final price 2.99

hefty one zip bags B1G1 free

viva paper towels 2/$4 (75c off 1 doubles to $1.50) final price .50c

hefty plates 50 ct 2/$5

hefty trash bags 14-37 ct 4.99

ht trash bags 3.47 12-35


plantars mixed nuts B1G1 free

planters dry roasted peanuts 2/$6

smart balance popcorn B1G1 free

health and beauty

halls cough drops 2/$3

theraflu full line 3.99 ($1 off coupon and if you have rebate ad, send in for full rebate)

tresemme hair products 1.99

kotex(selected products) 2/$3


34 ounce downy 3.99

50 ounce 2X tide (he) 6.99 ($1 off coupon)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Baby Freebies, coupons, and samples

Are you expecting or have little ones? Make sure you are signed up at all of these sites to get coupons, samples, special offers, etc.



Here's some more great baby sign up sites:

Enfamil, nestle goodstart , earthsbest baby food, and beechnut baby food

Extra tip: Make sure you check out your grocery store's website, for example Food Lion has special baby coupons you can print out and combine with manufacturer coupons for extra savings!( To do this you have to sign up with your mvp card)
Check out your doctor's office during visits, there are usually postcards to sign up to receive American Baby magazine and other stuff for free! A lot of times there are coupons in these magazines.

Do you know of a site that I haven't mentioned? Let me know in the comment section!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Extra Sunday Subscription for kids!

Have you ever heard of Child Evangelism Fellowship?
Read the following.
The CEF Mailbox Club includes six different age-related series of lessons, which are available in English, Spanish, large print and Braille. A series consists of seven to ten lessons, for which there is no charge.
After the student completes and mails in the first lesson, it is processed by a volunteer who prays for any needs the student might have, writes an encouraging note, and sends a new lesson. Students who complete the first series of lessons receive a certificate of completion and the 365-page Wonder Devotional Book. After completing the second series of lessons, students receive an age-appropriate book.
Go here to sign up. I signed up today and am looking forward to getting this in the mail to share with my kids!


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sunday Subscriptions

Here are two more newsletters you can subsribe to via e-mail or snailmail.

Voice of the Martyrs(they also have a newsletter for kids called Kids of Courage!)

Open Doors

For more free subscriptions that will encourage you in your walk with the Lord go here to my previous Sunday subscription post.

The ultimate free gift is of course this:For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Charlie Brown X-mas DVD Giveaway and Coupon Giveaway winners!

Charlie Brown X-mas DVD

Would you like to win a Charlie Brown X-mas DVD? Here's what you do:

1. Subscribe to Once Upon a Qpon...

2. Come back and leave a comment on this post letting me know you subscribed and tell everybody what your favorite Christmas movie is. (If you are already subscribed just say so!)

This contest will run from Dec. 6, to Dec. 13. Good Luck!

Coupon Giveaway Winners!

The four coupon giveaway winners are Kristi, Jayme, Meg Larson, and Chicago Saver.
Congratulations! I will be emailing you soon for your address info!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Betty Crocker coupon booklets!

I recently got this coupon booklet in the mail. I love getting free coupons in the mail!
Click on the picture below to sign up to get your coupon booklet in the mail.

Betty Crocker

Recent mailbox freebies:

Rebates:$2.82 rebate from Arm & Hammer Essestials(plus $1 coupon), $8 rebate from Ensure, $5rebate from Pert and Sure, $5 rebate from Scrubbing Bubbles

Magazines: eWeek, Parent & Child, Time, Instructor(Scholastic)

There's more but I'm out of time!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Great Giveaways!

Do you like to enter giveaways to have a chance at winning great prizes?

Go to these sites to see whats out there! And don't forget to go this post to enter my new coupon giveaway!

a pondering heart

Monday, December 1, 2008

Vision Forum Holiday Savings

Vision Forum is a Christian company that has wonderful products for families to encourage biblical character for all members of the family! They also have a beautiful girlhood collection and virtuous boyhood collection full of toys, kits and books. Right now everything is between 20% to 50% off and $5 flat rate shipping. Go here to get on their email list and make sure you sign up to receive their catalog by mail because you will usually get a coupon with it and and other coupons in the mail periodically.


New Giveaway !

Coupon Giveaway

It's that time again! I have at least 1 envelope of 100 coupons to giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post to be entered into the drawing. The giveaway will be from 12-1 to 12-5.

K-mart super dollar days are here!
K-Mart is doubling their coupons again up to $2! Just call your local k-mart and double check that they are participating and ask if they need any type of confirmation before you go!

Friday, November 21, 2008

3 Free E-Books

Do you like e-books?
Check out these free e-books from Joyous Home. For the next 4 days each day will offer a new free e-book to download! These can make nice x-mas gifts! My brother and his wife have several times given me a binder at christmas full of e-books they printed off for me!

Happy Reading!


Arm and Hammer coupons!

Go here for up to $7.50 in printable coupons
from Arm and Hammer!
These include laundry, cleaning and pet litter coupons!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Clean out your bookshelf and get extra money for the holidays!

What do you do with the books you take off the shelves when you are in a decluttering mood?
Before you haul them off, check with and see if they might generate some extra holiday cash flow! It's really easy! Just go here and type in the ISBN#(usually found on the back of the book). Click the button to enter your number and they will tell you if they will give you any cash for your book. If so, they will give you instructions on how to print out a shipping label(paid for by them!). You can opt to receive payment by check or paypal!
Whatever books do not qualify, sell at a yardsale, donate them to a library or used book store or just pass them on to others! We have a great used book shop where I live that donates their proceeds to the local library. I am a book-lover so it is hard to get rid of books, but these days extra income can persuade even me to send off a few of those dust-covered books.

Glade Coupons..

Here are a few money saving printables for the holidays!

Go here to get printable coupons for several Glade scented products.

Go here and sign up to print several coupons for your favorite boxtop brands!

If you haven't signed up already go to Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, and Very Best Baking sites for more printables and have coupons mailed to you!

Pasta coupon

Good morning!

Go here for a $1.00 coupon:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday Subscriptions II

During my first week of blogging, I did a Sunday post on free magazinge/newsletter subscriptions that would encourage your faith! Here are those again plus some more !

Answers in Genesis (free newsletter)

Above Rubies quarterly magazine

Institute for Creation Research has two free publications!

Heart Cry quarterly magazine

No Greater Joy (6 issues a year)

American Family Journal (6 months free)

***All of these can be read either through email or postal mail! ***

Happy Reading!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Have you ever wondered if there are any coupons out there for pens and pencils to help with snailmail! Well, there are!

Go here for Bic stationary coupons!

Go here to check out Crayola's special offers!

Go here for a set of 3 erasers (with company logo on them).

Go here or here to request sample stationary items!

Go here to get a free sample from Post-it and sign up Post-it Perks!

Happy writing!


Kids Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Janelle and her daughter for winning the kids contest!
Here is the winning entry:



Thursday, October 30, 2008

Triple Coupon Alert!

TRIPLE COUPON AT HARRIS TEETER NOV.6-9, 2008 Thanks Centsible Savings!
I've also heard this is a good weekend to buy newspapers with coupon inserts!
Here's how Harris Teeter works with coupons:
Up to 20 coupons 99 cents and below can be tripled per vic card per day. Any additional coupons 99 cents and below will be taken at face value if used in that same shopping trip! You can use as many $1 and up coupons as you like! They will also only triple up to four of the same type of coupon so for example if you have 4 (50 cent coupons off of success rice), all 4 will be tripled!
Buy one get one free items are charged at half price so you should be able to use one coupon per item. Some cashiers will, some will not. If a cashier I know is working, I do it, if not I get one item in one order and use one coupon and then get 1 item on another order.
If you are new to couponing, this is a great time to get excited about using coupons and a great time to stock up for the holidays!
Extra tip! Thursday's at Harris Teeter are wine discount and senior discount day! If it is possible, I advise getting there around 6:00-7:00 a.m. and doing your shopping. Items will be in stock and not a lot of people will be there yet! I know that's early, but believe me, it's a lot less stressful.
So, go organize your coupons, weed out the expired ones(don't throw them away, my next post will tell you what to do with them!) and happy couponing!
Here are two coupons to use at Harris Teeter this week!

Progresso soup $1.10 (you can print twice on one computer)

Stonyfield 50 cents off of 3 (should double to $1, can only print once: there are a lot more coupons available on this website, you might want to wait till triple coupon week to use some of them!)

K-MART DOUBLE DOLLAR DAYS: goes till Nov.1, it's not too late to go to your local k-mart and save with their double dollar deals! They are doubling coupons up to $2. That means any coupon .o1 cent to $2 will be doubled. Yes, a $2 coupon will equal $4!!. Just call your local k-mart to make sure they are participating. Sometimes they might ask you to bring in a flier or printed ad off the internet. Before you go, register at to receive their emails and your confirmation email should include a coupon off of your total purchase. Usually $5 off of $50.
A lot of times there are fliers that include coupons near the front of the store or near the customer service desk so check those out before shopping!

Have fun!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Caffeinated Coupons Giveaway Winner and new blog Kids 4 Koupons

Caffeinated Coupons Giveaway Winner!

Hi everybody! It's been a busy week. Two of my kids have a homeschool unit study they are participating in this week and getting out of the door in the morning is something I am not used to! It really makes me appreciate being able to be home with my kids! The winner of the caffeinated coupon giveaway is Theresa. Email me with your mailbox info and those will be mailed as soon as possible!


Check out the post from 10-25 about the kids contest to win a Bic Mark-it Marker!


Check out this new blog my daughter and I have come up with to give her and your kids a creative outlet to discuss coupons and how they can help save money for your household!

Popcorn Printables

Go to Jolly Time and Register to print out 2 coupons here

Go here to print a coupon for Orville Redenbacher's Natural Gourmet Popping Corn

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Sorry I'm late in posting this, I had a bad headache and had to get the household back in order before I could get back on the computer.
I would like to do a small contest for kids to enter. The prize this time will be a Bic Mark it Marker, probably the color blue or green.
The contest is to come up with an acronym for coupons. For example:


This can be a joint effort between you and your child, you do not need to mention your child's name if you do not want to. Just post the acronym with a way to get back in touch with you in case your child is the winner. The contest will go until Wednesday, October 29. I am going to try to have a simple contest each Saturday that encourages kids to think about different ways to help your household save money and also encourage them in a fun way to write down their thoughts. In case you are wondering, I will not be the judge. My daughter and a older friend that we haven't picked yet will be the judges. Make sure you put your comment under the post
Contest for kids. Tell your friends, and of course subscribing to this post guarantees you will know fast what the latest giveaway might be!
Something very thoughtful my daughter has started doing is to grab coupons that are on each aisle and looks to see if the coupons are helpful or not for that particular grocery trip! Great practical way to do math! My 5 year old has also started looking at the prices on everything and saying Look mama, there's a 99! Kids are great! Thank the Lord He let's us share in the responsibility of raising them!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Free Samples Are Great

Free samples are great! Why? Well, first of all they are FREE, second, many times they come with a coupon. If for some reason you do not necesarrily need all those free samples yourself, here are some suggestions as to why you should still get them:
Homeless shelters
Samples are nice to add to gift baskets for showers or a small gift for Somebody who needs a pick-me-up
Friends who have blogs could use them for giveaways(small hint for all my local friends-smile!)
Guest bathroom stocked with samples that guests can use and take home (especially lady friendly products)
Keep samples stocked up in overnight bag that might need to be grabbed in a hurry
Emergency bag ready to grab if you need to run out of the house in an emergency
Extra free coupons

Do you get the point? Order those free samples!

Here are some to get you started:
Nutrional Tree Reviticil wrinkle and eye cream always has samples

Betty crocker instant potato pouch and coupon

Well, I have to go take care of the munchkins: I'll try to add more later!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday ad specials

Lowes Foods: Kellog's select cereals are B1G1 free: 3.15 each one charged at half price!

Use all those 1 dollar coupons off of and get cereal for about 60 cents a box!
Stock up!

I'll add more later in the day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to (Julie) and (Ryan and Michelle) for winning an envelope with over 200 coupons. The cool thing is I went through my huge stash and was able to make 2 more envelopes with 200 coupons each. The winners of these two are Pam and Nikki. Email me at with your address info. Check out my post on caffeinated coupons for another coupon giveaway. It says 20 but it will more likely be somewhere between 30-40!!
If the coupons work for you please come back to my site and leave a comment letting me know and think about subscribing!
Now here is the funny story behind this giveaway. Of course as a new blogger I was checking my blog way too much to see if there were any comments or subscribers. Of course my ever faithful mom(one of the best) was my first subscriber but for several days I emailed and advertised and still no response, then last night I was just about to get really discouraged and I accidently went to my dashboard and saw there were 13 comments! I was one big smile! They just needed to be moderated! So, now I know to check my dashboard when I sign in! And by this morning there were about 20-22. For a newbie that is very exciting. I hope you all can feel the joy jumping off the page!

OK- Here's my mailbox freebies since last week. $30 back from Staples, $5 from SC Johnson for an action scrubber, $100 gift card from Walgreens, $4 back from Land 0 Lakes butter,
misc. coupons from a Pamper mailer, dove coupons, Pantene Expressions sample and coupons,
O Magazine, Town and Country magazine, Parents magazine and tote plus coupon from vitamin company! Snailmail is great! Getting paid to shop is better!

The ultimate free gift is of course this:
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Thanks again for your awesome and encouraging comments!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Doggy coupons/samples/freebies!

Printable Milkbone coupon $1 off

Free sample of chesapeakeaussie thanks to Frugal, Freebies and Deals

Check out Purina for: free can of Mighty Dog, $5 printable coupon off SecondNature dog litter

Go to Pedigree for printible offers and contest!

Go to Breeder's choice to find out how to buy one bag, send in receipt and get a voucher for some free dog or cat food. Sign up to be on their special offers email list! And sign up for contest to win free dog food for a year.

You know, there are days when you wonder if you are raising your kids right and then there are days where the Lord lets little things happen to encourage you. This is one of these days that I am very thankful for. My 3 yr old went outside to play and came back in with clothes off the line in a basket for me. How awesome is that. My 5 yr old right now loves doing schoolwork!

My one yr old, well let's just say he's 1 going on about 2!! Does that tell you anything? My husband got to stay home today so homeschool was part regular schoolwork and the rest was learning how to build a deerstand, fielddressing a deer, spraypainting(legal graffiti), and all kinds of manly things which of course gave me some time to do other things like blogging! (smile)

More freebies in the mailbox! Degree sample from Sam's and instant potatoes from

Betty Crocker

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Great Giveaways!

Go to Deal Seeking Mom for her weekly Giveaway Gathering!

Go Freebies 4 Mom for a ton of giveaways!

And enter a comment either on this post or my other giveaway post to win one of 2 envelopes with 200 coupons each. A lot of them expire 10-31-08. If I get a response by tomorrow night, I will mail them out Tuesday. Diaper and wipe coupons, freezer, food, pet, health/beauty, and cleaning coupons!!! I haven't figured out the thing yet so I will be drawing names the old fashioned way. I'll put them in a hat and let the husband draw!

Don't throw away your Parade insert from the newspapers, there's at least 4 coupons in there!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Caffeinated Coupons

Get your Caffeinated and maybe decaf coupons/samples at these sites:

Folgers Finest Roasts coupon

Folgers coffee sample thanks to Frugal, Freebies and Deals

Do you need some cream for that coffee? Go here to Land O Lakes and print a 75 cents off coupon for half n half.

How about a sweetener? Try a splenda sample. Thanks to Common Sense with Money !
Or try a coupon for sweet n low or maybe sugar in the raw. Thanks to My Penny Pile!

Leave a comment about this post and you will be entered in a drawing to win about 20 coupons towards coffee, sweeteners, cereal bars and some breath fresheners!
Deadline: October, 24, 2008.

Free Baby Coupons

Are you expecting or still have little ones in diapers. Go to these sites to sign up for coupons delivered right to your mailbox!




Here's some more great baby sign up sites:

Enfamil, nestle goodstart , earthsbest baby food, and beechnut baby food

Extra tip: Make sure you check out your grocery store's website, for example Food Lion has special baby coupons you can print out and combine with manufacturer coupons for extra savings!( To do this you have to sign up with your mvp card)
Check out your doctor's office during visits, there are usually postcards to sign up to receive American Baby magazine and other stuff for free! A lot of times there are coupons in these magazines.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My First Giveaway!!!

I have a ton of coupons that need to be used by 10/31 and some other coupons to give away.

There are two envelopes ready to be mailed each containing about 200 coupons for every aisle!

Baby, food, health and beauty, cleaning, pet, frozen! I haven't figured out how to use the thing yet so the drawing will be done the old fashioned way. I'll put the names in a hat and let my husband draw two. I'll mail them out Tuesday, Oct. 21. This giveaway will end 8:00 P.M. eastern time on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. Just leave an encouraging comment to a new blogger!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday Subcriptions: Free devotionals and newsletters that will increase your faith!

I hope for all of you that Sundays are a day of rest. Sometimes it's a little hectic getting to church but once we make it there, it's a time to fellowship with The Lord and His people. We usually come home to leftovers or Totinos pizza so the afternoon is freed up for rest and fun.
I like to catch up on reading so I thought my Sunday blogs could focus on free newsletters and magazines that will encourage you in the faith. Check out the following sites. Most of them have email or snailmail versions. One of my favorites is Above Rubies magazine. It comes about 4 times a year and has great testimonies, homeschooling ideas and much more. This site also has various devotionals that can be emailed to your inbox. Answers in Genesis is a newsletter that keeps you up to date on creation issues. Have any of you been to their new museum? The last magazine I listed for today is from NGJ ministries. Go to their site for tips on marriage, homeschooling and more!

Answers in Genesis

No Greater Joy

Sunday Samples

Emergen-C sample Thanks to

Fiber One cereal and granola bar and $3 in coupons thanks to

Sunday Ads

For Walgreens and CVS deals go visit

For Rite-Aid deals go to


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cinnamon Roll Saturday

I'm dedicating today's post to my daughter. I've been teaching her the last couple of months on how to use coupons effectively. I pay her a small fee for cutting coupons (she actually made $11). Then she learns how to pay a tithe and offering, save and spend a little. I know she's getting it because her teacher said in class the other day that she explained how to take a coupon to Walgreen's, save on a product and then send in the receipt to get back the full rebate amount!
Anyway, I usually get Pilsbury Cinnamon rolls pretty cheap and she had the idea of the nickname Cinnamon roll Saturday. So, I thought that Saturdays could be for hearing your kid's ideas about couponing and how you teach them to use money wisely.
Here are some 'sweet' coupon/freebie sites:


Friday, October 10, 2008

Once upon a Qpon Debut Post!

Once upon a Qpon in the land of Spend-a-lot, there arose an army of savers, determined to stretch the 'mighty dollar' as far as it would go. Who says the dollar is not worth much? With a few hours a week of your time, $1 can become worth $10!!!! Come join myself and others in the noble quest of saving more while spending less.
For several years now, I have been finetuning the art of using coupons to match sale ads to make our household income go farther. Despite the growth of our family(blessed with 4 now), the money we spend on groceries has actually decreased!
I am brand new at blogging but I hope to direct your attention to all the available resources out there that will creatively increase the value of your pocket change!