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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!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Quick Tip: Personalize Groupon

Take a few minutes and complete your profile at
They will send more deals to you that suit you and your interests.
I'm in the works to become an affiliate so look for deals on my website as well!
Happy Savings and Shopping!

Coupon 101: Rolling ECBs at CVS!

It's been a long time since a teaching post so I thought I would share my successes after a HUGE dry spell at CVS this week. I haven't rolled ECBs or really bought anything at CVS in months. But if you read about the deal I did on the Aveeno Ageless Vitality deal- you know I had a $10 ECB from last night to roll on the deal I did today.

To get started, check out this week's list for CVS at Sort the list by the last column on the right which is Percentage Saved by clicking on the upside down triangle next to the column title. This will sort your list but 100% saved and down. Click on the deals you want to do then print your list. Gather the coordinating coupons and cut from the inserts. Now, check which deals will generate ECBs and figure out how to group your deals into different shops so you can get an ECB then use it on your next shop which you are doing all at the same time. Sound confusing? It's easier to explain by showing what I did today.

I started with a $10 ECB from the Aveeno deal I did last night.

Shop #1:
1 Phillips Ear Buds- Sale Price: $6.99 Generated a $6.99 ECB so FREE (Sun-Tues only)
1 100 count Nature Made Flaxseed Oil. Sale Price: $7.99 Got a $4.00 ECB and I used a $2.00 coupon
Total Price Paid- $13.88 and I got $10.99 in ECBs.

Shop #2:
Deal- Spend $30 on select P&G products and get a free Flu Shot ($30 value)
2 Crest Extra Whitening Toothpastes
8 Dawn Dishwashing Detergents
1 Bounty Basic 8 roll paper towels
2 Charmin 12 pack toilet paper rolls
Used $6.00 in manufacturer coupons (matched from my list on
Rolled a $10 ECB, $6.99 ECB and the $4 ECB
Total Price Paid- $6.03 and I qualified for the free flu shot

So total out of pocket today: $16.71 I purchased 15 items and saved $46.37.
And as you can see- these are all items that we need and will use!
Best part too is $16.71 out of pocket is less than my $20 co-pay that I would spend to go to my doctor to get the flu shot or pay $25 at a pharmacy.

Who thought I'd ever get so excited about a shot! You do when it's free!

Dash for Deals at Redplum


Click here or go to:
If you love deals, September is your month!

That's because, next Wednesday, RedPlum is kicking off a special month of exclusive, high-value, one-day coupons. HERE'S YOUR WARNING: grab these as soon as you see them, or you may just miss out.

We’re talking coupons and coupon codes that will get you freebies, samples and dollars off products you already love or are dying to try--all because September is National Coupon Month.

And the best news is that as a newsletter subscriber you’ll get special previews of some deals, and a daily announcement of each day's big coupon. (Don't worry, when the month's over, we plan to go back to our regular newsletter schedule!)

So what should you do to get ready for RedPlum's Dash for Deals? First, tell a friend by sending them this link, or liking this page on Facebook (below). Next, practice typing in's where you'll find the deal of the day, starting Sept. 1. Finally, get in the habit of opening your RedPlum newsletters fast, and clicking on through. We would hate for you to miss out on any of the great deals coming your way!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Booking Now at Wellness Week 9/20-26 $50 or 50% off!

Run, run and run to and take advantage of their Deal Days for spa services during the week of September 20th! Services are either just $50 or 50% off and you can book now!

Only stipulation is you cannot use a gift certificate or card on these deals.

I looked at our area and there are some FABULOUS deals! I'm taking advantage of this one!

Restaurant Deals!

Here are some links for some coupons and freebies!

IHOP- Kids eat free with purchase of an adult entree, ages 12 and under until the end of August from 4-10pm.

Go here or Sign up for Chili's Email Club and get a coupon for a free queso dip and chips. You can also put in the last 4 digits of a card you use at Chili's for a free brownie sundae. Also, save your next Chili's receipt and enter your personal code for a coupon for a 3 Sweet Shots Dessert with an entree purchase.

Get an additional coupon for $5 off Chili's and $10 off Maggiano's by going here or

Click here for a $10 off $25 coupon for Smokey Bones.

Hot deal on Aveeno Ageless Vitality Skin Care System

In this week's issue of People magazine, there is a coupon for $20.00 off Aveeno Ageless Vitality. It ranges from $39.99(Walmart, Kroger) to $44.99(CVS).

Now go here or and if you purchase by 08/31/10 then you can apply for a $20.00 rebate! So basically you are getting this product for free or close to it. I just did my rebate and there was nothing in the fine lines about combining with a coupon.

I made this deal even sweeter tonight and I'm sorry I didn't share but I didn't get the magazine until today. At CVS, if you purchased Aveeno Ageless Vitality through this evening, you got a $10 ECB! I had $8.99 in ECBs to roll so I paid $9.18 out of pocket and got a $10.00 ECB back plus I'm getting $20.00 from the rebate!

Just make sure you purchase by the 31st!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Free Movie in the Park- Downtown Ballground 8/28

Next Saturday, August 28th is FREE Movie Night in downtown Ball Ground at Calvin Farmer Park. Fun kicks off at 6 pm with all kinds of kids activities including a bounce house, fire truck, watermelon spitting contest, crazy hair and kids tattoos. Food vendors will have Hamburgers, Hot Dogs cotton candy, snow cones, and of course, popcorn. A 5 piece local band will be performing from 6 to 8:30, plus an exhibition from Purina Frisbee Championship Dogs.

The movie, Monsters vs. Aliens, will start at dusk. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and just come have a great time. Go here for more information!


Friday, August 20, 2010

BlogLove 101: Less Really Can Be A Whole Lot More

In honor of the approaching 2nd birthday of SCB, one new feature I would like to add is BlogLove 101. I will feature fellow bloggers that I find inspiring, help me in my daily life, saving money or I just find neat, encouraging and worth the read.

I get tickled when I do the seminars and I'll mention and people say- "Oh yeah! Harry from California and we love his blog!" So I'm dedicating BlogLove 101 to Harry aka for his great blog, amazing tips and advice but most importantly- his friendship and support from almost 2500 miles away.

My first featured blog was created by another friend where our friendship has grown online because we have common goals to help others. She has started a foundation for single moms, has a book in the final editing process due out this December and my blog is mentioned in the book! Christy and I have spent time together since we are both in Atlanta and her passion to help other moms is amazing. And if you aren't a single mom- we all have a friend, a sibling, a cousin- someone in our lives that is taking on "the hardest job in the world" alone and needs to find others that she can lean on, seek support and aid when needed. Christy's goal is to provide that safe haven and offer her wisdom but most importantly just let single moms know that they are loved!

Please check out the blog or refer anyone that you feel could benefit. And the book would make a wonderful Christmas present!

AND- do you have a blog that you want to share with me? Please send me an email and I'll check it out and share here so we all can enjoy and benefit! And if you have a blog- please comment with a link so we can all check it out immediately!


Living Smart 101: Motivated Moms Cleaning System


I love Motivated Moms and I've talked about it in the past. It's a very inexpensive weekly to do list that if you follow each day and every week, then your house will be spotless with just a short to do list each day. It's also a great reminder to take care of yourself, exercise, take your vitamin etc. or those little things that take care of mom. I also appreciate the reminders to do things I wouldn't think of right off the bat like cleaning hairbrushes.

Every thing is half off for the rest of the year and I assure you it is worth every penny! I like have a list to check off each day and week. But I don't beat myself up if I don't get to everything. My goal is to get through the list by the end of the week. It really does work, keeps everything in focus and in order. And with the possibility of selling our home this Fall- these lists will be crucial in the weeks ahead.

Be sure to use the link on the right so that Motivated Moms know that Southern Coupon Belle sent you! Trust me- after a couple of weeks, you won't know how you kept your house clean without it!

Sign up at and get a 40% off One Regular Price Item Coupon

Head over to and look at the bottom left to sign up for e-newsletters and to receive a 40% off one regularly priced item coupon for signing up.

I just registered and also signed up for The Knack, a kids and educators resource program from Michael's. I got my email right away for my 40% coupon.

Free $5 Gift Cards from Macaroni Grill!

From 8/16 until 9/30, get a $5 Macaroni Grill Gift Card when you spend at least $20 to be used on future visits.

Get the details here or go to

Super Cheap Way to be Super Mom at Wendy's!

If you go to Wendy's (may need to check if your local stores are participating) and make a $1.00 donation to the Dave Thomas Foundation, you will receive a Frosty Key Tag for your keys that will get you a free "mini" Frosty with additional purchase until the end of 2010. Plus a mini Frosty for making the donation. SWEET!!

I'm a hit with the girls- we can be out running around and I'll grab a tea plus I bought 2 key tags so we get 2 minis which are the perfect size in my opinion to eat in the car. What a great idea, cheap and makes the kids happy!

Wendy keytag

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Publix- 8/19-8/25

Hi! Remember me?? Ready to go with a new design, look and summer is definitely over!
I have missed everyone!

Here's what I like at Publix this week:

Dial Bar Soap- 3 count BOGO
Coupon: 8/15RP Sale Price: .94 Final Price: .24 or 87% off
Dole Fruit in Gel- 4 pack BOGO
Coupon: 8/8S Sale Price: $1.35 (Must buy 3) Final Price: $1.02 or 62% off
Wanchai Ferry Frozen Meals for Two- BOGO
Coupon: 8/8GM Sale Price: $4.00 Final Price: $2.50 or 69% off
Lysol Trigger Spray Cleaner- BOGO
Coupon: 8/8S Sale Price: $1.35 Final Price: .35 or 87% off
Dole Frui Parfait- 4 pack BOGO
Coupon: 8/8S Sale Price: $1.35 (Must buy 2) Final Price: .85% or 68% off
Nestle Juicy Juice All Natural- BOGO
Coupon: 8/1R2 Sale Price: $1.83 (Must buy 2) Final Price: $1.33 or 64% off
Mt. Olive Pickles- BOGO
Coupon: 8/1S Sale Price: $1.40 Final Price: .40 or 86% off
Excedrin Pain Medicine- Be on the lookout for $1 off stickers on boxes to save more!
Coupon: 7/11S Sale Price: $1.49 Final Price: .49 or 88% off

So, if I bought all these items- I would pay $11.39 and I would save over 75% off!