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!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Photo Magnet from Kodak for .99 cents shipped

Cute idea for a quick gift. Click here or go to:


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Play the new Kraft game for coupons! Everyone wins!!!

Click here or go to:

You can play over and over again until you win!

Minor League Baseball Game Deal from Kraft Singles

Click here or go to:

Take your Kraft Singles Wrapper on Tuesdays to a Minor League Baseball game and get BOGO Tickets. You can read about all the details and exclusions at the link above.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

$10/$10 code at JCP online!

Go to and use the code: 4THECITY to get $10 off any purchase of $10 or more.

Happy Shopping!

HOT TIP about $25GC for Transferred Prescriptions at Kroger

Just happen to notice this on the Kroger sale circular we got in the driveway this afternoon.

There wasn't a coupon- it just said to ask the pharmacist for details! We've all been at one time or another WILDLY looking for a coupon to take with us to get the $25 gift certificate. We apparently do not need it!

Good to know!

Please note that this was for transferred prescriptions, not new ones.

"Like" Pilot Travel Centers on Facebook

Once you do- there is a tab, "Coupons" where you can print:

1. Free 16oz Hot Beverage: Coffee, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate or Hot Tea
2. Buy a 20oz Mtn Dew and get a 20oz Mt. Dewmocracy Free
Flavors include: Typhoon, Distortion or White Out
3. BOGOF Any size Fountain Drink or ICEE

Glidden Paint Rebate

Do you have home improvement ambitions this upcoming holiday weekend?
Click here or go to:

Purchase qualifying paint from 5/27 until 5/31. All the details can be found on the rebate form link above.

Nivea Body Wash Hint

Several stores have had the Nivea Body Wash for Men or for Women on sale lately, when paired with a great newspaper coupon have been free or close to it. Problem is- it's been impossible to find! Stores evidently caught wind of the deal and aren't stocking their shelves as much if at all. Unfortunately, some COUPON CRAZIES went a little nuts and didn't share the "Savings Love" with everyone.

I found them and I'll tell you if you pinky swear you will be nice and not go coupon crazy. Pinky Swear?? Good- I got them at Target. BUT I only bought 2 of each.

You can find the coupons in the 5/2RP insert.
Nivea For Women- coupon: $4/1 (exp: 5/31) Price at Target: $3.99 Final Price: FREE
Nivea for Men- coupon: $3/1 (exp: 6/30) Price at Target: $3.99 Final Price: .99

80% off at! $25 GC for $2!!

Use the code: FLAG through 05/31/10 and get 80% off at!
Get a $25 gift certificate for only $2!!

Happy Dining!!

Join the Bruster's Sweet Rewards Program

Click here or go to:

Join and you can also add up to 4 family members.

Your Next Reward Is Right Around The Corner. Get The Latest Scoop on Flavors, Products and Happenings.

Join Sweet Rewards today and receive an offer just for joining, a special gift on your birthday and membership anniversary, plus bragging rights of being a true ice cream fan!

I just signed our family up. Just got an email with a Free sugar or cake cone with the purchase of a waffle cone offer!

Monday, May 24, 2010

50% off Photo Mugs at

Another great gift ideas just in time for Father's Day!
11oz Photo Mugs are 50% off with the code: mug2010. Offer expires 5/31.
Standard free shipping applies but you will need to pay applicable sales tax.

11oz mugs are $12.99 so you are looking at $6.50 plus tax.
GREAT gift idea!

Try new Orville Redenbacher Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

We all know there are free samples at Sam's and Walmart's websites but did you know you can get free samples from Kroger?

Simply go to, click on the "In Store" tab and click on "Samples."
You can sign up for a sample of Orville Redenbacher's new Cheddar Cheese Popcorn.

There are also samples or ways to sign up for Prilosec and Nicoderm.
Make this section of the Kroger website another site you frequent each month to make sure you aren't missing out on anything!

Ritz on Facebook- free sample of Cheddar and Bacon Crackerfuls

Go to your Facebook page (and don't deny having one) and search for Ritz Crackers and "like" if you haven't already. Go to the Tab, "Open For Fun" and at the lower right corner is a link to get a sample of Ritz's new Cheddar and Bacon Crackerfuls.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Text for a Free Sandwich at Arby's

Send FREEFOOD to 27297 to get a text back good for a free sandwich at Arby's with purchase.

I just did this and here's the first reply I got-
Arby's: Reply to this msg with your zip code to get your Free Jr. Chicken sandwich w.any purchase.
I sent my zip code and I got-
Arby's: Thanks 4 ur reply! Show this to redeem a FREE regular Beef N Cheddar with purchase of small fries and drink. Expires 5/24/10 Participating stores only.

Up to $10.50 off Arm & Hammer Products

Click here or go to:

Choose which coupons you want and print!

BOGO at Payless Shoes, extra 20% off and Free Ship to Store

Hey! Go to to see their BOGO sale.
I just ordered 2 pair of wedge sandals for $27.08 shipped.

After you choose your shoes and everything is Buy One Get One Free, proceed to checkout and use the code: 30479 to get an additional 20% off. Then choose to Ship To Store and your shipping will be free! If you don't have a store nearby- Payless has a $5.95 flat shipping rate everyday.

Payless has lots of additional options online compared to their store inventory. This is my first time shopping online with them so we'll see how the process works out. You choose a store near you, give your contact information and a sales associate will contact you when your order has arrived.

Free Photo Book at Shutterfly and other great deals

Make a free 20 page 8X8 photo book at Use the code: MAYBOOK by 5/26 and you just have to pay for shipping.

Get 50% a 12X12 Photo Book using the code: BIGBOOK ends 5/26

There is also a code for free shipping: try SHIP30 and see if it will stack with at least the 1/2 off book.

Great idea for Father's Day or planning ahead for Christmas!

Free Limeade Sparkler at Taco Bell

Go here or to:

Print your coupon to try a new Limeade Sparkler.

Please present coupon when ordering. Valid through 7/11/2010 or until 500,000 free Limeade Sparkler online coupons are redeemed, whichever occurs first. Notice will be posted at if 500,000 online coupons are redeemed prior to the expiration date and any unredeemed online coupons will be void. Subject to availability; no substitutions. Not valid with any other offer. Limit one free online coupon per person.Valid at participating Taco Bell® locations in the U.S. Manager may refuse online coupon upon reasonable believe consumer has already received a free online coupon or has engaged in any fraudulent activity. Restaurant manager’s decision is final. Void if copied, reproduced or transferred and where prohibited. Cash redemption 1/20th cent. ©2010 Taco Bell Corp.

Try the new Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Chick Fil A!

Go here or to

Find a store near you then make your reservation to try the new sandwich. They are being super smart limiting how many can be redeemed each day so we don't have another KFC freebie fiasco!

You will get an email that you can print to take with you and you may be required to show an ID.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

$3 World of Coke Tickets for this Monday AM Only

Found out about this 3rd anniversary deal from one of Mike's co-workers. We are still in school but a lot of folks get out this Friday.

Here's the information:
The World of Coca-Cola is turning 3! You’re invited to celebrate our 3rd anniversary on Monday, May 24th with a special limited time $3 general admission ticket offer. This offer is available through online purchase only for timed entry at 9:00am, 10:00am or 11:00am for visits on May 24th.

There is no better way to start off your week by getting a hug from our 7’ tall Coca-Cola Polar Bear after you’ve gotten such a great deal on tickets. Experience the 4-D movie, take your taste buds on a trip around the world sampling over 60 beverages and grab a complimentary 8 oz. glass bottle of Coca-Cola, fresh off the onsite bottling line!

The 3rd anniversary $3 ticket offer will not be available at walk up ticket windows. Quantities are limited for the specified three hour period.

Click here or go to to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Coupon 101: Golden Rule of Couponing

I'm on my coupon soapbox tonight. I know my "peeps" are reasonable and adhere to the 12 Cycle/My Household Need Golden Rule to couponing. Explanation- you only buy what you think will outfit your family to hold out until the 12 week sales cycle comes back around on a product. But there is a big problem out there and if we don't settle down and be more reasonable- some "coupon crazies" are going to ruin this for all of us. And I heard it from a Manager's mouth tonight.

In other words- Do Coupons Unto Others As You Would Have Coupons Done To You.
And yes, I'm comfortable paraphrasing the Lord because of the countless people that have emailed, hugged me, cried to me that I have been a blessing, saved their household, allowed them to get a husband through school, survived a job loss etc. etc. etc.

We were at a Publix tonight looking for a couple of deals that we had a hard time finding this week. The Hydro Razor, the Rold Gold Pretzels and the Nivea Body Wash for Women and Men. Found 1 razor, got the pretzels and no luck on the Body Wash.
The lines bottle necked all of a sudden and we got checked out by a manager. He asked what site I used after saving huge and he was really cool. He thanked me for just buying 4 of each item but the razor. Kinda His Quote: "We just can't handle these folks that come in, buy 10 of everything, come back the next day and our shelves are empty because they are so relentless. Corporate is thinking about putting limits out there but don't want to hurt people like you that are stocking up on a great deal but not clearing our shelves."

Here are some points I would like to make:
1. Please only buy what your house can use in 12 weeks!! Are you going to use 10 Nivea Body Washes in 12 weeks? If your answer is yes and you have the coupons- buy them but don't clear the shelf. Work with a manager, go do little trips and yes that may decrease your chances of getting all 10 but be fair to others that are planning their lists each week, cutting their coupons, putting the same time and energy that you have done to get a chance to get the same deals as you do. Plus could the "coupon crazies" realize that when they buy in bulk and run to the store- they are telling these inventory systems that there is a great deal and then informing the store management to NOT re-stock like they regularly do. SUBTLE COUPONING WOULD BENEFIT US ALL!
2. TRUST the 12 Week Cycle!
The world is not ending and you must buy 40 boxes of Mac and Cheese! There will be other sales, other opportunities to get the same great deal another week. Don't clear shelves like you've only got this last chance forever to get Ken's Salad Dressing forever and ever. Great example- 3 weeks ago the Nivea Body Wash was free at Walmart. This week it's free or was at Publix and Target. You don't think that while stores appear "annoyed" at the freebie- they are still getting the coupon amount from the manufacturer AND the freebie gets you in the store with the hope you spend more money. Patience in couponing can be rewarding. CALM DOWN!! :)
3. Working with a Manager Could Make You Golden! I know this is true because Mike has done it. Go to the Manager on Duty and ask if you can purchase the amount of a product you have coupons for. OR if you see there are 4 of an item left and that's it- go and ask if you can purchase them all. Ask if you could get them trouble, when their truck comes in, is there a better day to purchase or could they set aside X amount of X for you later in the week. I've mentioned in presentations and in the blog that CVS stores are secret shopping and the management gets in HUGE trouble for empty shelves. Have you ever thought about if YOUR significant other was that manager and having his performance on the job altered by people clearing shelves without warning? Be respectful of the people that keep the stores running and stocked. We all have people and expectations that we have to answer to.
4. "I buy in super bulk to stock my Church/Organization Food Ministry." Nothing wrong with that and I donate as much as I can each and every week. Had a "Whipped My Head Around So Fast- It Should Be Sore Tomorrow" moment at Publix. Witnessed an amazing conversation. Said woman is clearing out the razors, has her deal list and coupons when a family member comes up and asks clear as day- "What church are we getting free food from tomorrow?"
Now trust me- I know this idea to coupon in bulk on a great deal during one shop because there is a chance that people are taking advantage of the coupon deals plus getting assistance. The only change I'm asking AGAIN is just break your deals up and take the chance you may not get as much as you wanted to donate to help others so other folks that REALLY NEED IT can make the same effort as you and (and love your charitable heart)get the deals can have a chance.

I know it's fun, I know stockpiling makes you feel good but let's all be fair, reasonable, share the love and be respectful. I could never clear a deal or take advantage because I worry there is someone out there that has to make these deals work for their family to survive. Please do the same.

Just remember the Golden Rule- Get what your family needs, remember there are others that may have needs beyond yours who put the same effort, may grasp hope from these deal lists and can find the light at the end of the tunnel to keep their family afloat and our greed/ambition/obsession could be hurting so many more people in the end versus the just following the "Coupon Golden Rule." Being reasonable has always worked for me. 'Nuf Said- Peace Out!

Toys R Us Member Shopping Day- Thursday, 5/20

Click here or go to:

You can print a ton of coupons for this special shopping day for TRU Rewards R Us Members Only. If you are NOT a member- you must be to use these coupons. Go sign up here or at:

Walgreen Photo Gifts and Prints this weekend!

Save 40% on photobooks for Dad through Saturday, May 22nd using the code: STORYTIME

60 4X6 prints for only $6.99 using the code: SUNNY through Saturday, May 22nd.

33% off all collage gifts, posters and prints using the code: GOODTIMES through 5/22.

$5/$30 at Thursday, 5/20 ONLY Code: YOUSAVE5
Excludes contacts, photo and pharmacy.

Check your Kraft First Taste!!

Remember my post not too long ago about regularly checking your Kraft First Taste?
I did the other day and I had no offers. I checked tonight bored and look what was in My Offers!!

Receive up to six (6) coupons* for ONE (1) FREE package each of KOOL-AID Fun Fizz Drink Drops (up to $2.49), OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Shaved Meats (up to $4.50), RITZ CRACKERFULS Filled Crackers (up to $3.49), KRAFT 100 CALORIE PACKS CHEESE BITES (up to $3.29), KRAFT HOMESTYLE DELUXE Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (up to $3.99), and DIGIORNO® Deep Dish Pizza (up to $3.30). Now you and your family and friends can be among the first to enjoy what's new & delicious from Kraft Foods.

*All coupons are delivered in 6 to 8 weeks and are offered while supplies last. Offer expires 8/31/2010. Over a $20.00 value.

If you haven't signed up yet- I would after seeing this kind of offer! $20 value!

Harris Teeter Shoppers! Super Doubles are back!

If you have a Harris Teeter- get more information about the Super Doubles starting May 19th and ending May 25th. Doubles coupons with a face value up to $1.98. 20 coupons doubles per day per household.

I don't have Harris Teeter any longer so please do some research and see if it's going on in your area.

BOGOF Photo Mini Books at

Go to and create 2 mini photo books. Use the code: minibooks-2 to Buy One Get One Free and receive free standard shipping.
Offer is good between May 19th and ends May 26th. Mini Books are $4.99

Here's more information:
This is an affordable and portable way to share your photos. You can even design a unique picture cover. Mini photo books make great party favors or gifts for groups.

* 2 ¾” x 3 7/8”
* White with printable cover
* 24 pages
* Premium, bright white 100 lb. paper

These are great to make when deals are good like this one to save for gifts!

Latest Coupons at Barnes and Noble

Coupons for Barnes and Noble including a BOGOF Frappuccino!
Hurry! They expire 05/24/10

Click here or go to:

Buy One Get One Shakes at Sonic

Go here or

Buy a Real Ice Cream Shake today, and get one FREE anytime* Real Ice Cream. It's creamy, indulgent and in all our frozen treats.

Limited time only! Buy One, Get One Free Anytime offer ends June 27th, 2010. * Buy one shake at regular price (plus tax) and get one free shake of equal or lesser value now or receive a coupon for a free shake on a future visit. Coupon expires July 15, 2010. Includes Cream Pie shakes and malts where available.

Attention Vera Bradley Fans!

Go to the website or

Last chance sale with up to 70% off.

You can also get 10% off your order of $75 or more with the code: 10OFFVB
(if the code doesn't work, try 10offvb)

70% off at PLUS A TIP!

Use the code: SAVOR to get 70% off at
Get a $25 gift certificate for only $4.50!

I also discovered a tip I wanted to share.
We are going to a restaurant this weekend that always sells out on the website when the first of the month hits and the certificates refresh. On a whim, I checked last night and more certificates were available! So always double check when making plans!

$1 Flip Flops at Old Navy Saturday, 5/22!!!

Go here or to Old Navy's Facebook page:!/event.php?eid=128046377207799&index=1

It’s time for another red-hot, family-sized One Day Wonder: Flip Flops for just $1, Saturday only!

Stock up on your summer supply of the most fashionable fun for your feet. We’ll have tons of colors and patterns to choose from for the entire family.

Don’t miss out! Most stores open early just for this exciting event! See you there!

Legal stuff:
(Reg. $3.50) Valid in US only, while supplies last. Limit 5 per customer. Select styles only. Stores open early, check your local store for hours.

Stores open at 7am for this special event!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Another Free Book- Barnes and Noble's Summer Reading Program

After finding the Borders Summer Reading Program- I thought about checking Barnes and Nobles. They have a Read 8, Get 1 Free Summer Reading Program.

Click here or go to:

Fill out your passport and take to choose a free book from their list.

HINT: Select to just print the first 2 pages. Pages 3 and 4 are for the Spanish version of the passport.

Borders 10 Summer Reading Double Dog Dare- Free Book

Click here or go to

Print the form, have your child (12 and younger) list the 10 books they read on the form then turn in for a free book! Must be done in the store and you must complete the form by August 26,2010. No purchase is necessary and there is a list of books to choose from. Flat Stanley and Ramona are two examples.

You can turn the form in at any Borders, Borders Express or Waldenbooks.

Here's the list:
Ramona the Brave
Miss Daisy is Crazy!
Flat Stanley
Dear Mr. Henshaw
The Ruins of Gorlan
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Johnny Remain
The River
Kristy's Great Idea

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sign up for Dunkin Perks! Get freebies!

Go to and sign up for Dunkin Perks. You can get to the page by clicking on the "Free Medium Beverage" in the center of the homepage.

If you sign up, you'll receive a coupon for a free medium beverage and then you will also receive one on your birthday! Beverage choices are : any hot or iced coffee, tea, latte, hot chocolate or Coolatta.

A Free Pampering Session at Aveda!!

Pair this freebie with the collage at Walgreens and you are hooking your mom up!
Click here or go to:

Here's what you can get at a participating salon or store:
* a free five-minute stress-relieving neck and shoulder massage
* a free Stress-Relieving Hand Ritual
* a free makeup Finishing Touch
* a free Aroma Sensory Journey
* a free cup of Aveda’s (very tasty) Comforting Tea
* a free "lavishly sized" sample of Aveda Hand Relief cream (25ml)

Find a salon or store near you and call for a reservation!!

Freebies for Mother's Day- May 9th!

Here are some food freebies I found to celebrate all the moms!

1. Cold Stone Creamery- Every store is a franchise so call yours ahead to make sure they are participating. Looks like Mom can either have a free Creation sundae or free ice cream with purchase of a kid's cone. Again, call and find out what your store is doing!

2. TCBY- Free Frozen Yogurt for Mom. I'd call to verify your store is participating.

3. Carrabba's posted that there will be a "special surprise" for Moms that dine at Carrabba's on Sunday. That's all I have- no details.

4. If you have Fleming's Steakhouse- there is a special Mother's Day Brunch Buffet from 11:30-3:00 and reservations are suggested. While supplies last, Moms will receive a $25 gift card for a future visit.

Free 8X10 Photo Collage from Walgreens

Just in time for Mother's Day- create a free 8X10 Photo Collage at Walgreens through Saturday. Use the code: GOODTHOUGHTS at checkout and if you send to the store, then it's free!!

Thanks Melissa for the heads up!

Become a fan of Starkist on Facebook

Search for Starkist on Facebook and "like" it to be able to print a .50/1 coupon for Starkist Pouches. We can usually find the pouches for $1.00 so if your store doubles then we can get Starkist pouches for free or close to it!

I was able to print twice by just going back and clicking on "Coupons" on the FB page.

Coupon for Green Giant Potatoes- BOGOF 5lb bags!

Click here or go to here:

Sign up and then click on Coupons if it doesn't automatically direct to the print coupon page when you activate your registration. Then you can print a Buy One Get One Coupon for 5lb bags of Green Giant Russet Potatoes.

Coupon good through May 31, 2010.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Calling all nurses- FREE CINNABON!

Calling all nurses nationwide! In appreciation of the extraordinary service you provide on a daily basis, and in partnership with The DAISY Foundation, all participating Cinnabon bakeries are offering one FREE Cinnabon Classic Roll to each nurse who shows his or her healthcare ID during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2010.* Click here for more details.

(* Limit one free roll per nurse during promotional period. Valid only at participating U.S. locations.)

Click here or go to: for additional information and details.

Don't forget about Kraft First Taste!

I have started a notebook with websites I need to frequently check that I've signed up with. I haven't been out to Kraft First Taste website in forever.

I just checked My Offers after signing in and got a free package of Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon. Coupon's value is up to $4.00! And I realized I didn't do the survey for the Digiorno Pizza so I did that too. I bet the more complete you are with Kraft First Taste- the more offers you will receive.

Just make the rounds every week or so on all the sites you join to make sure you aren't missing out.

Free Mother's Day ECard and Coupon for you and Mom from Tropicana!

Click here or go to:

Send mom an ecard and she'll get your Mother's Day greeting and a $1.00 off coupon. Once you send your card to mom- you can print one too!

Become a Fan of Libby's Table for a free can of vegetables!

Click here or go to: and hit the "LIKE" button. Then click to go to the coupon form for a free can of vegetables. Coupon will be sent via mail or email. Expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hot Deal at Bath and Body Works on May 7th Only!

Spend $40 and you can get their VIP tote for $20. Value of the tote is $111.00. Included in the tote is over $100 worth of products.

Here's a link to the tote to check it out: Click here or go to

This is good on May 7th,Friday only and it's in store- not sure about online. Still researching.

Now- make it sweeter! Print the coupon here and you only have to spend $30!

Great timing for Mother's Day. Here's a tip- if you want the tote for yourself- buy the items to make $30, make sure you look for sale items to really save and then use these items in your gift stash to use as presents throughout the year!

Hot Sample Packs from Kraft! HURRY!!

Click here or go to the Kraft Facebook Page and click on the “Like” button.
Next, click on the “Sign Up Now” button and you’ll be able to sign up for one of the free sample packs pictured above. If you highlight over each option, it will tell you what you will be either getting samples or coupons for. Be patient because there is a lot of traffic on this hot deal!

$10 off $10 Code for JC Penney

Use the code: 4BESTMOM and get $10 off $10 or more purchase at
Good through 5/5.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Great Deals at Publix this week and my Score!

Here's the deals at Publix I liked this week!

Watermaid Rice 1lb
Coupon: 4/25RP Sale Price: $1.19 Final Price: .19 or 84% off
Oxiclean Max Force Power Paks, 10 count
Coupon: 4/25S Sale Price: $2.99 Final Price: .99 or 75% off
Mahatma Valencia Rice
Coupon: 4/25RP Sale Price: $.99 Final Price: FREE or 100% off
Bird Eye Frozen Spinach
Coupon: 4/18S Sale Price: $1.25 Final Price: .25 or 88% off
Glaceau Vitamin Water and Zero
Coupon: 4/11S Sale Price: $1.00 Final Price: .50 or 66% off
Breyers YoCrunch Yogurt BOGO
Coupon: 3/28S1 Sale Price: .38 Final Price: .26 or 66%
Dannon Danimals Crush Cups 4 pack
Coupon: 3/28S2 Sale Price: $2.00 Final Price: $1.00 or 60% off
Deans French Onion Dip
No coupon Sale Price and Final Price: $1.00 or 50% off

If you bought all these items, you would spend $6.46 and save 70%!!

We did great tonight! We got:
16 YoCrunch Yogurts
12 VitaminWater Zero
Pack of Publix diapers $4.00
4 Birds Eye Spinach
Total: 31 items
Spent: $16.07
Saved: $27.80 or over 65% off