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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!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Celebrate Father's Day Traditions with Tiny Prints!

After a whirlwind late Easter then Mother's Day right around the corner, it was nice to have some time to plan for Father's Day this year on June 19th. Father's Day is one of the holidays that I am so proud to have traditions each year for my husband from the girls and I.
Father's Day gifts have to be fun, remind us of a great memory or experience we have shared and can continue enjoying as a family. My husband's 1st Father's Day, I gave him a snow cone machine and ordered his favorite flavors from Hawaiian Ice We spent a lot of time when we were dating sitting at the park with snow cones talking about our future together. This year we got Dad a SodaStream system and I know we are going to have a lot of fun with it over the summer. The girls fix him breakfast, we plan a nice dinner and let Dad relax watching golf or whatever he would like to do on his day. Our tradition every year is to make sure Dad feels special and knows how much we appreciate him.
Tiny Prints has everything you need to make your husband or dad feel special this Father's Day. Go to:
You won't believe the variety of cards they offer and I know you will find just the right card to celebrate the special men in your life!
Don't forget that Tiny Prints is awesome for invitations, stationery, photo books and more. I created my daughters' birthday invitations on Tiny Prints and you won't believe the compliments I have received about them.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

10 Days of Deals at Redbox

Text the word, DEALS, to 727272 everyday through 5/25/2011. You will get a text back with a new deal. I did it tonight and got a one time use .50 off a first night rental that's good until 06/02/2011.

$1 Flip Flops at Old Navy this Saturday!

Saturday, May 21 is $1 Flip Flop Day at Old Navy! Get there early for the best selection and it's a limit of 5 pairs per person.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Up To 30% off at Gap Through Tomorrow!

Today and tomorrow, take advantage of a great sale at Gap online. All women's and men's regular priced items are 30% off and kids, baby and maternity regular priced items are 20% off. Some exclusions apply.

Just use the code: GAPGETSVE to get the 30% or 20% off plus orders over $50 will ship free! Sale ends at 11:59pm on Friday, May 13th.

Happy Shopping!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Only 1 Insert in the Paper Tomorrow!

It's a holiday Sunday but there will be one SmartSource insert in the Sunday paper this weekend. There should be a Publix insert in the South as well.

If you go here or go to, you can see a preview of what coupons are in the SmartSource insert tomorrow.

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Celebrate Mom at Canton Chick Fil A Locations!

If you want to celebrate Mom a day early, then head over to either Riverstone or Canton Marketplace Chick Fil A locations from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

There will be flowers for mom and drawings for prizes every 15 minutes!
If you aren't in Canton- check your local store to see if they have something planned special for Mother's Day tomorrow!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

1/2 Price Frappuccinos during Happy Hour at Starbucks, May 6th-15th

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Starting tomorrow, you can have your Frappuccinos "However You Want It" for 1/2 price during Happy Hour at your local Starbucks. Happy Hour is from 3:00pm until 5:00pm and the offer is running from May 6th until May 15th.

I would call to see if your local Starbucks is participating. I called my local Starbucks in Canton off Riverstone Parkway and they are offering this awesome promotion! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Southern Coupon Belle's Savings Report Through 04/30/2011

I'm so excited to be a Local Voice for Canton-Sixes and my posts here on the blog will be featured on their website. If you are new to the blog, welcome and I hope you will check out the Coupon 101 and Living Smart 101 Labels to the left of the blog to see teaching posts and how to get started. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to participate in a webinar!

I decided to start a savings tracker that I found online at The Coupon Project here. We wanted to track every dollar spent, every coupon used, how well we could stay within our budget goals each month and to see how much we were saving as we reasonably stockpile. Check out how we've done the first 4 months of 2011!

April flew by and May is starting with my household running to keep up! Here's our savings tracker and how we've saved so far in 2011.

Shelf Cost: $3114.07
Coupons: - $722.71
Sales: - $931.93
Saved: $1654.64
Spent: $1459.43
% Saved: 53.13%
Budgeted: $1150.00
Variance: ($309.43)

I was impressed- my husband was skeptical because we went over our budget goals. I reminded him that in the last 120 days- we've stocked up on many household items to last at least the next year like dish washing tablets, laundry detergent and such. We handled big events, holidays, family gatherings, trips and two birthday parties! I am very pleased considering I know the majority of folks go into the grocery store and spend $1500.00 without a second thought in 4-6 weeks! 120 days into 2011= $12.70/day for all meals and items needed for our family of four.

The numbers for the first four months are good- now we face the rise in grocery and gas prices but will also see where we can save in other areas and add the garden this summer. We plan to incorporate creative savings ideas and practices into the formula for the rest of 2011. I'll keep you posted and share how we are making it work! Our savings report is showing that whether we believe it or not- we are saving a lot of money in 2011!

How are you saving? Please share!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Deal on Physicians Formula Bronzer at Rite Aid This Week!

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This week, Physicians Formula Bronzer is Buy One, Get One Free with your Wellness + Card. If you have a Rite Aid nearby, go check because on the display case shelves (not where all of the brand is but where they display new products etc) there are coupons on the bronzer for $4.00 of instantly.

If you are lucky and find two- buying 2 bronzers at around 12.95 using coupons, you can get 2 bronzers for approximately $4.95 plus tax!