Savings with Style!

Start Saving with Style with Southern Coupon Belle! I'm now COUPONING IN CoMo!
What happens when a Coupon Expert in one region of the USA moves to another area of the country? I have started over learning new stores, coupon policies and building a reasonable stock pile and savings routine from scratch since October 1, 2011. I was an expert in Atlanta and the South but now happily reside in Columbia, Missouri!

I've searched other blogs and sites but I can't find someone else in my shoes so hopefully reading how I started over can help you! Whether you are a seasoned couponer in a new area OR a beginner- I know I can help walk you through what to do and help you start saving big! Starting over has made me realize how newbies to coupons feel and made me walk a grocery store aisle or two in a beginner's shoes again! Email me at and let me know how I can help! Thanks for reading and taking this journey with me!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Home Depot- Trade in old Christmas lights

For a $3 coupon off LED lights. Your old strands of lights can be working or not. Valid through 11/15/09. 80% off

Code: Entree


Free Ship Code at LNT with $25 purchase

Through 11/17 use the code FreeShip to celebrate Veteran's Day with a minimum $25 purchase.

Don't forget to check for other codes to see if they will stack.

Gap Give and Get 30% off with 5% back this weekend

You're Invited... For 4 days, enjoy 30% off while we give 5% of the amount you spend to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. So in a time when our communities need it most, your shopping counts for more.
Includes Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic, Banana R Factory Store and Old Navy.
Valid: Nov. 12-15


HOT Just over $5 for 7 Hasbro Preschool Classic Games

Toys R Us has Hasbro Games for $3.99 each. If you spend $25 then you get a $10 gift card to TRU. The games are the preschool classics like Candy Land, Memory, Chutes & Ladders etc.

Then you go print your Hasbro Rebate for $2 each game here. 7 games will cost you less than $6.

Avon Deals and Free Shipping

If you have Avon fanatics on your Christmas list- go to their website, type in Clearance in the Search window and maybe you can find some great deals for gifts.

Make the deal sweeter- use code SORRY914 for Free Shipping if you spend at least $5.00.

The monthly deals at Chick Fil A 2010 Calendars

If you buy a $20 Gift Card, you get a free calendar.
Here's the month to month low down on what's free:

Jan - FREE Chick-Fil-A Chicken Biscuit or FREE small bowl of Hearty Breast of Chicken Soup.
Feb - FREE Large Sprite
Mar - FREE Chicken Strips (3-count)
Apr - FREE Lemonade
May - FREE Small Hand-Spun Milkshake
June - FREE Dasani Bottled Water + FREE small fruit cup
July - FREE Chick-Fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich
Aug - FREE Large Coca-Cola Zero
Sept - FREE Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich
Oct - FREE Large Coca-Cola
Nov - FREE Large Diet Coke
Dec - FREE Chick-n-Minis (3-count) or FREE large Waffle Fries

Okay- I love CFA and I even recruited for a company that partnered with them and I have to
say... I think these deals STINK! Where's free combo meal? The free salad or newest item that CFA is promoting? Just seems like a lot of drinks which I hope you know that you can get whatever you want when they are specific in a month. I think getting freebies with a purchase of a gift card is great but the deals have diminished this year.

HOT!! Pre-order DVDs $10 with FREE shipping! PLUS BONUS

Get the latest and greatest new releases by pre-ordering at Amazon, Walmart or Target. They are in a price war again. $10, free shipping and all you have to do is pick which retailer you want to use. Go to their websites for more information.

Here's where the deal gets sweeter. Sears has gotten in on this. If you email (you'll get instructions and address) your email address confirmation for the DVD, you will get a $10/$45 code to use at Sears. Go to the main Sears site, watch the Holiday ads and I think the second one explains what they are willing to do.

I think it's going to be a very interesting Holiday Season- I think the hardest thing we will have to work around is what is the best deal and when to buy. Of course- I did the Wii deals last week and if I can make them sweeter- I'll take back what I bought last week.

Friday, November 6, 2009

My favorite part of the Holiday Season

Drumroll please....


Companies are so funny and I'm laughing this year because companies actually used to serve legal action against anyone releasing a Black Friday ad early. Now they are releasing their ads early and even having sales to mimic Black Friday early like Sears.

My favorite site is Black Friday Ads.

Another great deal is the 2 day sales at Toys R Us right now. TRU is in total competition with Walmart and after reviewing their prices- I think they are going to fight hard this Holiday Season.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

FREE $40 GC to 1-800 Flowers

I'm doing this now so we'll see how it plays out.
If it does- what a great deal- a free $40 GC to 1-800 Flowers.
My grandmother's birthday is the end of this month so that would be perfect or Christmas would work since she's in the nursing home part of her retirement village and can't get a lot of stuff due to space or food since she's so closely monitored.

Sign up, then add at least 10 email reminders and you will get a $40 Gift Rewards Pass in the next couple of weeks.

I'm all for the free or cheap this Holiday Season so visit the blog everyday and I will share everything I am finding.

Living Smart 101: Free or Close to It Room "Makeovers"

Do you ever get in the mood to re-decorate but don't want to spend a lot of money?
Every so often, I'll change things around a bit without spending a ton of money.
Here are some hints on how to get the most bang for as little buck as possible.

1. Switch your lamps around. If you have matching lamps in the bedroom, den, office etc.- consider switching them around for a fresh, new look in each room.
2. Update your photos in frames around the house. With great prices at the warehouse clubs and the deals at the drugstores all the time- take a second to inventory your frames around the house and what size pictures you need then update with more current pictures. You'd be surprised how old some of the pictures are once you start paying attention.
3. Increase the "green" in your house. Take clippings from your house plants, set in water to root and then increase your plants around the house.
4. Move things from room to room like the lamps. Gather your decor items and find new homes for them.
5. Consider a swap or borrow with a friend or neighbor if you are tired of your decor and want a new fresh change. Chances are- your friend feels the same way and you both win.
6. Garage sales are your friend so hit the high end neighborhoods first and on Friday. Great way to get cool items for pennies on the dollar.
7. Super clean- there's the saying that "People get comfortable in their own dirt." Take a good look around- Are their cobwebs in the corners? Do frames on the wall need the glass cleaned and dusted? Baseboards need a good cleaning? Sometimes just going into a more detailed clean will freshen up a room more than you can imagine.
8. Use what you have! Sometimes we are all afraid to light a candle, use the good linens and overall enjoy our finer items. Why is that? What are we waiting for? Life is short, your home is yours to enjoy 99% of the time so enjoy it!

Just look around and I guarantee you can come up with free or cheap ways to "reinvent" your home and give it a fresh look. And by the way... it's fun doing it!

HOT deals at Publix this week!

I'm going to write more in a bit but start paying attention to baking items and things you will need to prepare for the Holiday Season. They will go on sale this week or next but once we get into the full swing of the 2009 Holiday Season- you won't find good deals.

Here's what I liked at Publix starting today and going through next Wednesday:

Whole Fruit Sorbet BOGO (so yummy!)
No coupon Final Price $1.45 or 50% off
Betty Crocker Potatoes BOGO
Coupon: 10/4gm or 9/13GM has .25 coupon Sale Price: .85 Final Price: .35 or 78% off
Energizer MAX Batteries
Coupon: 10/4S Sale Price: $2.99 Final Price: $1.99 or 43% off
Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough
Coupon: 10/11S Sale Price: $1.45 Final Price: .45 or 84% off
Nestle Coffeemate Creamer BOGO
Coupon: 11/1RP Sale Price: $1.10 Final Price: .10 or 95% off
Nestle Toll House Morsels BOGO
Coupon: 11/1RP Sale Price: $1.25 Final Price: .25 or 90% off
Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough
Coupon: 11/1RP Sale Price: $1.45 Final Price: .45 or 84% off

If I bought all these deals- I would spend $5.04 and save 72%
I can usually find a better deal on batteries but if these are the MAX- wouldn't hurt to have some around for those high tech gifts from Santa.