Monday, December 27, 2010

$145 Worth of Items Donated to The Quinn House for $26.70!

Two days before Christmas, my husband, the kids and I dropped off some items to The Quinn House in Lawrenceville. Some of you may have heard me talk about the Quinn House before, but in case you haven't, it is now multi-task, non-profit outreach operation that assists hundreds of people in Gwinnett County and in other areas of the State. They have a Residential Program that provides housing for the homeless and offer a 40-day Drug and Alcohol Program to help individuals get back on their feet and re-enter society in a stable and productive way.

The men who live here are always so welcoming and willing to meet you at the car to help you unload. As several of the "regulars" greeted us, I couldn't help but be beyond grateful to God for His work in this ministry. They were beyond appreciative. What warms my heart the most about The Quinn House is that the men who live there would otherwise be homeless. But, what do they do? They drive around town in vans delivering food to others in need! They are an official operating food bank in Lawrenceville! They put together "care boxes" to needy Senior Citizens in the community!

To see the huge smiles on their faces when we unpacked 20 packages of Nestle Tollhouse Refrigerated cookie dough was priceless! They informed me that they would be enjoying lots of cookies for Christmas together. Here are the other things that "Clipping for a Cause" had the joy of donating that day:

24 bags of Steamfresh Vegetables
20 boxes of Betty Crocker Potatoes
7 tubes of Colgate toothpaste

Saved: $118.49
Spent: $26.70

As we approach 2011, think about where you feel God is calling you to serve. Even if it's not helping to stock the shelves of local food banks through couponing, you have a purpose. We all do. It's our responsibility to be obedient to the call, whatever it may be!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2 Ways to Donate for Free (or Add to Your Stockpile) at Kroger this Week!

Kroger is having a great 10/$10 sale going on right now! If you are going there anyway to buy last minute things for your holiday dinner or bake-a-thon, clip a few extra coupons before you go and take advantage of these great freebies!

Ivory Soap, 3 pk or body wash, 10/$10
Use: -$0.25/1 Ivory Body Wash, Bars, or Hand Soap 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010) (if your store doubles, this will be .50/1)
-$0.50/1 Ivory Body Wash, Bar Soap or Hand Soap Kroger eCoupon here (exp 12/25/2010)
Combine both coupons and that gives you free soap! If you don't have 10 coupons on hand, it still makes for a really good deal! :)

Country Crock, 15 ounce spreads, 10 for $10 (through 1/1/2011).

-$1/2 Shedd’s Country Crock Spread here (exp 1/5/2011)
-$0.40/1 Shedd’s Country Crock Spread Upromise eCoupons here (exp 12/31/2010)
-$0.40/1 Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Product here
Combine your Upromise coupon with either of the other two printables and it makes it free plus a little overage!

Thanks I Heart Kroger!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Publix (Starting 12/16)

It's so easy to get wrapped up in what all we need to accomplish during the holiday season. I do it myself. Making an appetizer for the neighborhood party, hosting a cookie swap, holiday baking with the family, frying a turkey for Christmas dinner, etc. But..what about the people that simply want reassurance that they will have something, anything to eat each day? I was humbled on my way to Kohls last weekend. I will admit that I was in a hurry, I was dreading getting out in the cold to return some items, it was crowded, it got me in a mood that was anything BUT the Christmas spirit..and there he was-a homeless man freezing to death by the stop sign in the shopping center sitting on the curb. God certainly meant for me to meet him that day. When I got out of my car to introduce myself, he gave the sweetest smile, and I barely noticed the fact that he only had a few teeth right at first. My entire trunk of the van was filled with all of the items that I would be dropping off at the food bank the next day. Hundreds of items. I think he could have done a cartwheel after I told him that "he had first pick."

If you know me personally, then you know that I am not sharing that story to "pat myself on the back." That's not it at all. In essence, its purpose is to merely bring attention to those in our community who could really use our help to just slow down and take a little time to make a difference.

Here's some ways you can do that at Publix this week. One of my favorites is the Colgate toothpaste for a quarter! This would be a great item to donate to the Villa Lodge stockings for children this year if you are local!

Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Dough or Cookie Mix or Ultimates Cookie Dough, Assorted Varieties, 16 or 16.5-oz pkg, BOGO $2.95
-$1/1 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough here
-$1/1 Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough 10/3/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
-Makes each $0.48

Betty Crocker Potatoes, Assorted Varieties, 4.5 to 6.6 oz box, BOGO $1.59
-$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes 12/5/2010 General Mills Insert (exp 1/29/2011)
-$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes here (exp 1/5/2011)
-$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes 11/21/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 1/15/2011)
-$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes 11/14/2010 General Mills Insert (exp 1/8/2011)
-Makes each box only $0.30

Nabisco Crackers or Wheat Thins Stix, Assorted Varieties, 5.5 to 10 oz box, BOGO $2.99
-$1/1 Nabisco Crackers 11/14/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 1/2/2011)
-Makes each box only $0.50

Birds Eye Vegetables, all varieties, 50% off
-$1/3 Birds Eye Vegetables 11/14/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/26/2010)
-$0.35/1 Birds Eye C&W Variety 12/12/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Great deal..prices vary!!

Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice or Brown & Wild or Whole Grain White, 4.4 to 6.7 oz box, 3/$4
-$1/1 Uncle Ben’s Product 11/14/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 1/9/2011)
-Makes each box of rice only $0.33

Colgate Toothpaste 6.4 oz box, 10/$10
-$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 12/5/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/25/2010)
-$0.75/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste here
Only a quarter for toothpaste!

FREE Zone Perfect Bars at Kroger Through 12/18!

Now through 12/18, Kroger has Zone Perfect Bars on sale for $1. There was a $1/1 coupon in the 10/31/10 Smart Source paper, making them FREE! If this is something you don't particularly care for, consider clipping a few extra coupons and donating them! These make great snacks and homeless shelters such as the Quinn House would greatly appreciate this or any other food donation..including cold items!

Still Need Free Gift Ideas? *HOT* $20 Off Coupon Code At

If you are like me and like to wait until right up to the last minute to get the best deals, make sure you visit today and add some free gifts to the pile under the Christmas tree! They have some great items on their website for under $20 and with the WELCOME1 coupon code, you instantly get $20 off at checkout! You will have to pay shipping only, which will cost around $9. I was able to get two yo-yo's for my boys (pictured above) along with a set of 24 nose cups for the jokster in the family! ;)

Thanks Publix Coupon Queen!

Monday, December 13, 2010

$10/$10 Purchase at Hallmark Coupon! (Thanks I Heart Saving Money!)

Hallmark is offering another $10/$10 purchase now through 12/24! Make sure you hurry on over here and grab yours! This could make for some FREE or very cheap stocking stuffers! Or..if you have a hard person to buy for on your Christmas list, there are tons of great ornaments at Hallmark that you could use this for!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

30 Items. 23 Cents. $47.40 Saved.

Remember last week when I posted the Mega Sale deals at Kroger?! Well, here is a picture of just some of the items that "Clipping for a Cause" purchased from that sale for only 23 cents! These will be added to the car load of other non-perishables headed to the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op next week! Co-ops like Southeast Gwinnett can never get enough tuna..which is why it is always on the "most needed items" list. Tuna is a great source of protein, which can stretch a long way for someone in need.

Pictured above are:

20 Packages of Tuna
6 Cans of Carnation Milk
1 Box of Cereal

Christmas Stockings for Villa Lodge Children

If you are local and live close to First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, consider donating a few items to fill a stocking for a child at Villa Lodge and Suites! Villa Lodge is located in Lawrenceville and is a hotel that offers discounted weekly rates for families or individuals who are in transition.

You can donate items by Wednesday, Dec. 15 in the Villa Lodge Ministry Box, Gibson Hallway, 3rd floor OR arrange for pick up with Heather Bonner.

Items needed are: wrapped hard candy, small toys, cards, play dough, action figures, personal care items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, hairbrushes, bubble bath, soap, lotions, etc.

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Publix (Starting 12/9)

As always, there are some GREAT ways this week at Publix that you can donate to your local food bank or homeless shelter! I know times get so hectic especially around the holidays, but clipping a few extra coupons or giving up a couple of items in your stockpile this season is a wonderful way to give back. It's stories like the one below that serve as a daily reminder there are people just like you and I who could use our help:

This is a client story that came directly from the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op's website. If you would like to learn more about the co-op and how you can help, click here

"My name is Lyle Hankins and I came to the Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op 1 month ago. I was recently laid off by the mortgage industry and I needed help. I was told to call the Co-Op by the untied Way. When I came in I was down and out and not knowing where my next meal would come from or when I would be going back to work. The Co-Op was very generous and gave me food. They also gave me a networking contact of how to find a job. Today I am very proud to say thank you because now I have a job and I’m getting back on my feet! I wish you could effect more lives of those in need within our community. Without the Co-Op I was lost and not only did they meet my needs but they helped me out spiritually as well."

Items You Could Donate For Under $1:

Wish-Bone Dressing, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz bot, BOGO $2.65
-$0.50/1 Wishbone Dressings or Salad Spritzers here
If your store doubles pay just 33¢ per bottle.

Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup, Assorted Varieties, 18.6 to 18.8 oz can or 15.3 oz bowl, BOGO $2.39
-$1/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup here
Pay just 70¢ per can after coupon.

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix or Decadent Cake or Dessert Bar Mix, Assorted Varieties, 12.9 to 21.5 oz box, BOGO $2.69
-$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Decadent Supreme Cake Mix 10/24/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/18/2010)
-$0.75/1 Betty Crocker Decadent Supreme Cake Mix 10/24/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/18/2010)
If your store doubles, pay as little as 35¢ per box of Decadent mix!

Krusteaz Muffin or Cake Mix or Supreme Bar Mix, Assorted Varieties, 16.5 to 21 oz box or Sun-Maid Muffin or Cookie Mix, 18 or 18.25 oz box, BOGO $2.59
-$0.50/1 Krusteaz Muffin Mix 12/5/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$0.50/1 Krusteaz Muffin Mix 10/17/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
If your store doubles, pay just 30¢ per box after coupon!
**Also a great idea to make and give for Christmas gifts !

General Mills Chex Snack Mix, Assorted Varieties, 12 or 15 oz bag or Bugles, 14.5 oz bag, BOGO $3.39
-$0.50/1 Chex Mix OR Chex 100 Calorie Snack here (exp 1/2/2011)
-$0.50/1 Chex Mix Chocolate 11/14/2010 General Mills Insert (exp 1/8/2011)
-$0.50/1 Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack here
If your store doubles, pay just 70¢ per bag of Chex mix!

Pepperidge Farm Cookies, Assorted Varieties, 5 to 7.25 oz pkg, BOGO $3.39
-$1/1 Pepperidge Farm Cookies here
Only 70¢ per bag!

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock, Regular or Churn Style, 15 oz tub or Twin Pack, 2 pk, 7.5 oz tub, BOGO $1.89
-$0.40/1 Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Spread 11/14/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 12/12/2010)
-$0.30/1 Shedd’s Country Crock Spread 11/14/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 12/12/2010)
-$0.40/1 Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Product here
If your store doubles, it makes each tub or twin pack only .15!

Smart Balance milk, half gallon, 2/$5
-$2/1 Smart Balance Milk 10/31/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/15/2010)
Pay just 50¢ per half gallon
**Before donating milk and other cold things, make a quick phone call to check and see if your local co-op accepts cold items. If they don't, they will be able to point you to another place that could use those items!

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, 7 to 10 oz pkg (excluding Asparagus Cuts), 10/$10
-$0.50/1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables here
FREE with printable

Thanks for the matchups I Heart Publix!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Rite Aid $5/$25 Printable: Through December 31st!

Now through December 31st, make sure you head here to grab your $5/$25 Rite Aid printable (you can print six on a sheet at one time)! Keep in mind also that some Publix stores consider Rite Aid a competitor, so it may be beneficial to check with your store manager as you could get $5 off your groceries! At my local Dacula store, they do accept these, but this particular coupon reads "Limit one per customer," so this particular one can only be used once per transaction!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Donate FREE Tuna and FREE Cereal to Your Local Food Bank this Week Thanks to Kroger's Mega Event!

First off, a huge thanks to Stretching a Buck for such a wonderful list of matchups that "Clipping for a Cause" can really benefit from this week! With the Mega Event going on, it's unbelievable the number of items that could be purchased for hardly anything out of pocket to help a needy family, especially around the holidays!
Here are the specifics for the 10 Item Mega Event: Purchase 10 participating items and get $5 off instantly at check out. The prices below assume you are purchasing 10 participating items and receiving the discount.

Mom’s Best Naturals Cereal (12-16 oz) – $0.99/ea
Use $0.75/1 Mom’s Best Naturals Product here
Final Price = FREE or $0.24/ea if you want to pick up 2

Wolf Brand Chili (15 oz can) – $0.75/ea
Use $0.75/2 Wolf Chili 10/3/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/1/2010)
Final Price = 2 for FREE

Bumble Bee Tuna Pouch – $0.49/ea
Use $0.55/1 Bumble Bee Tuna Pouch 9/12/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Final Price = 2 for FREE

Carnation Evaporated Milk (12 oz) – $0.69/ea
Use $0.50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk 11/14/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Final Price = $0.19/ea when you buy 2

Best Life Buttery Spread (15 oz) – $1.29/ea
Use $1 Best Life Product
Use $0.50/1 Bestlife Buttery Spread or Spray 10/17/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 12/16/2010)
Final Price = $0.29/ea

Silk PureAlmond Almondmilk (half gallon) – $1.99/ea
Use $0.75/1 Silk Almond Milk here
Use $2/2 Silk Pure Almond Almondmilk 10/17/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Final Price = $0.24-0.99/ea

Birds Eye or Freshlike Frozen Vegetables – $1.49/ea
Use $0.50/1 Birds Eye Variety here
Use $1/3 Birds Eye Vegetables 11/14/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/26/2010)
Final Price = $0.49/ea or $1.16/ea when you buy 3

Butterball Turkey Bacon (12 oz) – $1.99/ea
Use $0.75/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon here
Use $0.75/1 Butterball Sausage or Turkey Bacon 10/31/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Final Price = $0.49/ea!!!!!

Betty Crocker Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper – $1/ea
Use $0.75/3 Betty Crocker Helper Meals 11/7/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 1/1/2011)
Final Price = $0.50/ea when you buy 3

Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables – $0.88/ea
Use $0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables 11/14/2010 General Mills Insert (exp 1/8/2011)
Use $0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables 10/3/2010 General Mills Insert (exp 11/27/2010)
Final Price = $0.48/ea when you buy 3

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dealicious Mom: $150 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

Couldn't we all use a $150 Visa gift card this time of year?! Not only would it help us personally, but it sure would come in handy too for freebies and cheap items to donate to a needy family during the holidays!! Head on over to Dealicious Mom and enter for your chance to win! only have until Dec. 3rd! Good luck!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

FREE Diapers at Walgreens!

Looking for a good deal on diapers like I always am?! Well, I would have to say you can't get better than FREE, which is what they are at Walgreens currently!

2 Trial Sized Secret Secrets $.99 each
2 Olay Bar Soap 2pks 2/$4
1 Huggies Jumbo Diaper $8.99
Total = $14.97
-(2) $5/1 Olay Bar, Body Wash, In Shower Body L. Or Hand & Body Lotion, Any WYB (1) Secret 10/31 P&G
-(1) $2/1 Huggies 10/17 or 11/14 Smart Source
Total Price = $2.97, Get back a $2 Register Rewards Huggies & $1 Register Rewards P&G (this is $3 you can use on your next purchase)

= FREE Diapers!!!!

Thanks Wild For Wags!

Fleece Gifts for $4-SHIPPED!

First off, thanks to Publix Coupon Queen for this deal that's too good to pass up! If you have children of your own or some on your Christmas list this year, why not stock up and get everyone a fleece pullover or a hat/gloves set? Even better, a lot of you this time of year "adopt" a family or participate in the Angel Tree Ministry. You can hardly beat purchasing a gift from The Children's Place or any place for that matter for $4 shipped! For a limited time, all Glacier Fleece pullover hoodies, tops, bottoms, mittens, and hats are priced at only $5! Plus, use the code W3C2RU7M12A to save 20% off your entire purchase AND snag FREE standard shipping with the code FSHOLIDAY. Click here to start shopping!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lots of Ways to Donate for FREE or Pocket Change at Publix this Week!

Well, I must admit that it will be hard to top last week's Publix purchases for the food bank! I just love my local store on Fence Road in Dacula. They are so helpful, and have been gracious enough to let us place one big order from their store rather than splitting up and going to 5-8 different stores! They have the friendliest staff, and I actually drive further just so I can shop there! So..last week we donated 99 bags of Vigo Rice (each bag was free plus overage), 66 jars of Beech-Nut Baby Food, and 45 cans of Hunt's tomatoes all for just the cost of TAX! It was the best feeling in the whole world, especially after delivering to the Lawrenceville Co-op and witnessing the long line wrapped around the building with people standing in the cold. There are people in need right here in our own communities and placing a few extra items in your buggy each week (especially if they are FREE) is an effortless way to help!

This week, here are several ways you can do this at Publix:

Swanson Broth, BOGO price is 54 cents each
-.50/5 or .75/5 Swanson broth can Smart Source 11/7
As low as .34 each!

Betty Crocker Potatoes, BOGO price is 0.87
-.50/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes Smart Source 10/3, 11/14
Only .37 each!

Mt. Olives Pickles or Jalapeno Pepper Slices, BOGO price is $1.37 each
-.50/1 Mt. Olive pickles, peppers or relish Smart Source 10/31
0.37 each!

Betty Crocker Premium Muffin Mix, BOGO price is $1.29 each
-.50/1 Betty Crocker or Fiber One Box Muffin Mix Smart Source 10/3, You pay .29 each!

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix, BOGO price is $1 each
-.50/2 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Smart Source 11/14
Only .50 a box! *Great donation to make during these cold months!

Ricola Cough Drops, BOGO price is 89 cents each
-$1/2 Ricola Cough and Throat Drops Smart Source 10/17
You pay .39 each

Mahatma Rice: .99-$1.99
$0.50/1 Mahatma or Water Maid Rice 10/24/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
$0.50/1 Mahatma or Water Maid Rice 8/29/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

For The Locals: 59% Off of Your Admission to Lake Lanier's Magical Nights Of Lights!

You will want to take advantage of this deal if you are like us and refuse to pay $40 to go look at the Christmas lights at Lake Lanier Islands. While it is absolutely beautiful and unlike anything I've ever seen, it's just too steep at $40 a car! Today, Half Off Depot of Atlanta is offering 59% off your admission! Click here to get this deal, but hurry because it will end soon!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

.55/2 Dozen Eggs Coupon!

I am so excited about this coupon! Head over to SmartSource to print a coupon for $0.55/2 one-dozen cartons of eggs. It doesn't specify a particular brand, which is even better!! Just in time for all of that holiday baking! :)

Thanks Wild For Wags!

Congratulations Catherine! Winner of the Gain Dish Liquid Coupons!

Congratulations to Catherine who was selected via for the 10 Gain Dish Liquid Coupons! You have 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen! Thanks to all who entered and stay tuned for future giveaways!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Free Suave Deodorant at Kroger! (Thanks T!)

If you need to stock up on deodorant, now is the time to do it at Kroger!! Also, "Clipping for a Cause" is now adding The Max Community Ministry to the list of charities we donate items to and deodorant would be perfect! The MAX Community Ministry steps into the streets of Lawrenceville, Georgia to bring hope, training and opportunity to at-risk students and their families. A lot of these students are in need of basic personal hygiene items. So, when deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. are free or just pennies after coupons, there are a lot of kids who would be greatly appreciative!

Kroger Suave Deodorant (Select Varieties) 10/$10
Use: .50/1 from 11/14/2010 Red Plum

Don't Forget to Enter the Gain Dish Liquid Coupon Giveaway (10)!

Click here to enter for your chance to win 10 Gain Dish Liquid coupons! Rumor has it that these are .89 again at Rite Aid! So..this would make them free there and at Walmart! Everywhere else, you would pay under a dollar for the small bottles! You still have a few days to enter and can submit a comment once daily! Good luck!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Target Shorts Customers on Coupons, Lawsuit Says

It didn't take long after I started couponing to realize that there are some stores that couldn't be more cooperative and others that you leave with a pounding headache; never wanting to return. Target has always been one of my favorite retailers, but I must say that especially since the formation of "Clipping for a Cause," their associates have done very little to impress (us) when using coupons, and we are made to feel like a hassle and inconvenience. Apparently, we aren't the only ones. The below post is a newspaper article that was just published in the Birmingham News on Thursday! It outlines how Target has missed the boat on how to properly train their employees on coupon policies and there is an overall lack of knowledge in reimbursing the full face value of a manufacturer's coupon. I hate to get on a soap box, but honestly I know I am not alone in saying that we have limited our visits to Target because of this. We would rather go to a store where we feel welcome and can checkout with ease instead of having to continuously call a store manager over to fix yet another problem.

A Jefferson County woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Target Corporation, claiming two area stores did not give her full credit for manfacturers' coupons she presented for purchases of baby wipes, frozen meals and baby food in September.

Target's treatment of manufacturers' coupons -- not giving full value for the coupons -- has been the subject of news stories since this summer.

Amy Reilly, spokeswoman for the Minnesota-based store chain, told The Birmingham News on Thursday that the chain had implemented a systemwide fix for Target stores nationwide to address the manufacturers' coupon issue. "We certainly regret the inconvenience to guests," she said.

Target often blames glitches in its computer system to account for the company-wide behavior "but they never correct these glitches," according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Birmingham on behalf of Michelle Norris against Target Corp. and Target Stores Inc., seeks class action status in order to represent others nationwide who presented a valid manufacturer's coupon for merchandise since Nov. 1, 2004.

A phone message to the Montgomery attorney who filed the lawsuit, W. Daniel "Dee" Miles, III, was not returned Thursday afternoon.

According to the lawsuit, Norris was shopping Sept. 8 at the Target on U.S. 280 when she presented a manufacturer's coupon she had gotten online for Huggies brand baby wipes. The coupon stated she could buy three packages of the wipes and get $2.50 off the purchase price.

The lawsuit claims Norris instead received a credit of $2.39 for the coupon.

Later that same day, Norris went to the Target store in Hoover and bought three other packages of the same baby wipes with an identical coupon and again received a $2.39 credit, according to the lawsuit.

On Sept. 21, Norris presented at a Target store a Heinz North America coupon to save $4 off any 10 Weight Watchers products, the lawsuit claims. The store deducted $1.80 for the coupon. On that same visit, a $1 coupon Norris presented for buying seven Earth's Best Baby Food Jars was credited with 57 cents, according to the lawsuit.

All the coupons reimburse the stores the face value of the coupon, plus 8 cents for handling the redemption, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims that Target receives a "monetary windfall" from its coupon policy and discourages the use of coupons.

Target, the lawsuit claims "is benefiting by and through the manipulation of paying the consumer less than the value of the coupon, while having the ability to redeem the coupon with the manufacturer for full face value in addition to the handling fee."

The lawsuit states a Minnesota television station reported on the issue in August.

The lawsuit claims breach of contract, unjust enrichment, conversion, and fraud.

Besides seeking class-action status, the lawsuit, among other things, seeks an unspecified amount of money for compensatory and punitive damages, creation of a trust, and costs incurred on the lawsuit.

Also on Tuesday, a Los Angeles County, Calif., woman filed a class-action lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming that she did not get full credit for manufacturers' coupons for baby products at Target.
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Bi-Lo

Emily over at Clipping For a Cause-Charlotte has the best deals posted at Bi-Lo this week here! If you have a Bi-Lo in your area, you may want to especially take advantage of the 6 rolls of Quilted Northern Toilet Paper for only $1.69! That's one you can't pass up!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at: Kroger (Through Saturday)

Dole Fruit in Glass Jars 10/$10!
-$0.50/1 Dole Fruit in Glass Jars 10/17/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
FREE FRUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, Select Varieties, 18 to 18.4 oz, 10/$10
-$0.75/1 Betty Crocker Decadent Supreme Cake Mix 10/24/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/18/2010)
Only .25 each

Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup Select Varieties, 10.75 oz, 49¢
-$0.40/2 Campbell’s Condensed Soup 8/29/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
.10 each

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Select Varieties, 8 to 10 ct, or Quaker Cereal Life or Cap’N Crunch, 14 to 16 oz, $1.49
-$0.50/1 Quaker Cap’n Crunch Cereal 8/29/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Only 49¢ for a box of cereal!

Ricola Cough Drops Select Varieties, 19 to 24 ct, 50¢
-$1/2 Ricola Cough and Throat Drops 10/17/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/17/2010)
Free after coupon

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at: Publix Starting 11/11

Thanks to IHeartPublix for the following matchups! I am especially excited to stock the shelves of the Lawrenceville Co-op and Southeast Gwinnett Co-op with extremely cheap baby food this week! I haven't seen it this low in several months!

Ronzoni Pasta, Selected Varieties, 12 or 16 oz box (Excluding Lasagna, Manicotti, Jumbo Shells, Healthy Harvest and Garden Delight) BOGO $1.39
-$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta, Any – 10/17/2010 Smart Source Insert
-$.55/1 Ronzoni Quick Cook Pasta, any one. – 10/03/2010 Smart Source Isnert
-$1/2 Ronzoni Quick Cook Pasta, any one. – 10/03/2010 Smart Source Insert
$0.20 per box or lower with .55/1

Vigo Saffron Rice, 10 oz pkg, BOGO $1.29
-$0.50/1 Vigo Rice 10/3/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
FREE (if your store doubles, plus overage if your store allows)!

Hunt’s 100% Natural Tomatoes, Assorted Varieties, 14.5 oz can, BOGO $1.39
-$0.45/3 Hunt’s Canned Tomatoes 10/3/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 11/14/2010)
.40 each

Beech Nut Stage 2 Baby Food, Assorted Varieties, 4 oz jar, BOGO 55¢
-$2/12 Beech-Nut Baby Food 8/1/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
-$2/16 Beech-Nut Jars, 6/27/2010 Smart Source Insert
As low as 11¢

Maruchan Yakisoba - $0.48
Use $.50/1 coupon from 10/10 Smart Source
Total: Free PLUS overage if your store allows!

Mahatma Yellow Rice - $0.64
$0.50/1 Mahatma or Water Maid Rice, exp. 12-31-10 (RP 08/29/10)
Total: FREE for little packs, or .19 for most others

Another Gain Dish Liquid Coupon Giveaway!

Did you miss out on our last coupon giveaway for the Gain Dish Liquid? Wouldn't it be nice to stock up and have 10 bottles under the kitchen sink to last you until 2011!? Well, if you answered yes to any of the above, this one's for you!

Between today and next Wednesday, you can submit a comment below ONCE DAILY to increase your chances of winning these great coupons. Right now, the Gain Dish Liquid is FREE at Wal-Mart and cheap everywhere else! I love it!

If you would like to earn extra entries, you can:

1) Become a follower of "Clipping for a Cause" via Google Friend Connect. If you follow already, just leave a comment saying you do.

2) Become a member on our Facebook page here! If you already are, just leave a comment saying so!

3) Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network! Make sure you provide the link in the comments section!

Remember, you can leave a comment once a day for the next 7 days! Good luck!

Free Dole Fruit at Kroger!

I glanced at IHeartKroger today and saw where the Dole Fruit in Glass Jars are still 10/$10 – There is a $0.50/1 Dole All Natural Fruit in 100% Juice Rolling printable available here! If your store doubles, that means FREE fruit!

If you want more coupons for this awesome deal hopefully you have this one:
-$0.50/1 Dole Fruit in Glass Jars 10/17/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/31/2010)

Monday, November 8, 2010

One Person CAN Make a Difference!!!

A few months ago, I got the opportunity to meet Kaylee. She came to a Clipping for a Cause meeting to find out more about how to start her own chapter at her church. She fit right on in with us, in fact, we all wished after she left that she lived closer so she could join us weekly! All of us especially got a laugh when we sat down to clip coupons and saw her whip out her very own pair from her pocket! BYOS (bring your own scissors!) we all joked!!

Anyway, since then, her church has kind of had a slow start to beginning the ministry. Instead of getting discouraged, Kaylee has used it as an opportunity to continue to be diligent in following her personal calling to help others in the community. Recently, she decided to individually organize a mobile food drive in her loft apartment complex. She was able to collect 502 total items for her local food pantry! She didn't stop there, however, and did a separate one at work to add over 150 items to the list!

Kaylee is an inspiration to all of us. No, 650 items are not going to come close to feeding all of the people right here in our own country who are hungry. However, it is 650 more items than the food bank shelves would have had if it weren't for Kaylee's effort.

Harris Teeter Super Doubles!

If you are a Harris Teeter shopper (man, we really need one here in Atlanta!!) then you will want to check out Emily's list of additional items she found on the super doubles list this week! Emily heads up the Clipping for a Cause team in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has created a great blog that locals can especially learn a lot from when it comes to donating to people in need for little to nothing in that area! Click here for her list. Some of my faves were FREE Gain Dish Liquid, FREE Toilet Bowl Cleaner, FREE pancake mix and FREE Yakisoba Noodles (a staple at all food banks!) Thanks Emily!

Libby's Virtual Canned Food Drive!

Now this I had to share with you! Libby's has organized an unbelievable effort called the "Virtual Canned Food Drive." This year, they have partnered with Feeding America to help those who are less fortunate. The part that caught my eye about this effort is: "Teams that raise $1,500 or more for Feeding America will get their pantries stocked with a year’s supply of canned vegetables from Libby’s." When you think about it, even if just you and a few of your friends got together and formed a team and asked those closest to you to donate $5 here, or $10 here, I bet you could raise $1500 in no time! You can read the full article here, but the following info was taken straight from the Libby's website!

This year, Libby’s wants you to help families in need get back to the table through the Virtual Canned Food Drive supporting Feeding America.

At Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables, we passionately believe that every capable family should help those less fortunate. This is why we partnered with Feeding America for the second year in a row to empower you, your family and your community to give back to Americans who are food insecure.

The online food drive encourages families and friends to form teams and engage their communities to support them. Teams that raise $1,500 or more for Feeding America will get their pantries stocked with a year’s supply of canned vegetables from Libby’s. Individuals are also welcome to either form teams or simply donate.

In addition, Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables will match up to $40,000 of donations raised between now and Dec. 13, 2010, which will help provide 525,000 meals for families in need! As a thank-you, Libby’s will give every person who contributes to the Virtual Canned Food Drive a coupon for 50 cents off two cans of Libby’s Vegetables.

Every five dollars donated helps provide 35 meals for families struggling with hunger. This is a cause we hope everyone will stand behind!


*Today, one in six Americans is struggling with hunger.
*Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
*The Feeding America network includes more than 200 food banks that serve all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
*The network distributes more than 2.5 billion pounds of food and groceries annually.
*More than 700,000 people volunteer each year to help the Feeding America network feed the hungry.

More information is available at

Friday, November 5, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Publix (Starting 11/4)

Thanks to the Prudent Patron for the matchups!

Barilla Pasta BOGO $1.27
$1/2 Printable
= $.14 each

College Inn Broth BOGO $2.49
$.75/1 from 9/19 Red Plum Insert
= $.49 each

Glass Plus Glass & Multi Surface Cleaner BOGO $2.49
$.50/1 Printable
= $.25 each (If your store doubles)

Green Giant Canned Vegetables BOGO $1.29
$.50/2 from 10/24 Smart Source Insert
= $.15 each (If your store doubles)

Krusteaz Cookie Mix BOGO $2.19
$1/1 from 10/10 Smart Source
= $.10 each

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries BOGO $2.45
$.50/1 from 9/12 GM
= $.23 each (If your store doubles)

Progresso Soup BOGO $2.29
$.50/2 from 8/8 GM
= $0.65 each (If your store doubles)

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, 4pk BOGO $2.50
or $.50/1 from 9/12 or 10/3 General Mills
= $.25 each (If your store doubles)

Bumble Bee Sansations Seasoned Tuna Medley Bowl, 2/$3
$1/1 from 9/12 Smart Source
= $.50

Bush’s Best Baked Beans, or Grillin’ 3/$5
$1/1 from 10/3 Smart Source

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hamilton Mill UMC "Clipping for a Cause" Chapter: Spent $1.30, Saved $22.15!

If you are a "Clipping for a Cause" follower, then you are aware that several new chapters of this ministry are popping up right here in Georgia as well as nationwide! One of these, led by Erin C., has recently started up at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church. I am so proud of Erin and her team and amazed at what a great start they have gotten off to in such a short amount of time! She also has a separate blog which includes weekly updates and details about their effort to help the needy in their community. Please click here to visit it when you have a chance!

This week, she shows us how only $1.30 can purchase over $20 worth of groceries for the local food pantry! The following came straight from her website:

Here is what my family picked up this week at Publix for The Pantry with coupons:

*2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest boxes of pasta
*5 Ronzoni Garden Delight boxes of pasta
*1 Taco Bell kit
*7 one-pound bags of Mahatma rice

If you were to purchase these items without sales & coupons, you would pay $22.15.

With sales and coupons, we only paid $1.30!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Congratulations Andrea D! Winner of the Gain Dish Liquid Coupons!!

The winner of the 10 Gain Dish Liquid coupons is Andrea D! Congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly so I can get those to you asap! Thanks again to Crystal over at Coupon Beat for hosting this giveaway! Keep checking back for more giveaways in the near future!!

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Kroger: MEGA Event = MEGA Donations! (Starting 10/31)

While I have to admit that Publix is almost always our store of choice for Clipping for a Cause purposes, we will definitely be paying a visit or two to Kroger this week!! With the Mega Event going on (which includes over 129 items), a ton of these on the list will be free or very close to it!! You know what that means!!!!!! If you can help others in need for hardly a dime out of pocket, it's a win, win! I will highlight my favorites here, but refer to Southern Savers for the full list of deals!

Best Life Buttery Spread 15 oz., $1.29
-$1 off Bestlife Buttery spread or spray, Red Plum 10/17
-.50/1 Bestlife Buttery spread or spray, Red Plum 10/17
(makes it 29¢)

Gatorade or G2 32 oz. or Propel 24 oz. 49¢ ea]
B1G1 Propel product, 20-24 oz. printable

7UP or Diet Rite Soft Drinks 2 liter 79¢ ea
B1G1 A&W, Canada Dry, 7UP or Sunkist soda, 2 L, Smart Source 9/19
(makes it 19¢ – 39¢)

Honest Tea 16-16.9 oz. 75¢ ea
-.50/1 Honest Tea or Ade bottle, (register) printable
(makes it FREE)

Annie’s Natural Macaroni or Cheese 6 oz. 49¢ ea

Pringles 5.7-6.73 oz. 99¢ ea
-$1/2 Pringles Multigrain chips, P&G 10/31
(makes it 49¢ ea)

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Garden Delight, or Smart Taste Paste 79¢
-$1 off Ronzoni Garden Delight, Smart Source 10/3
-$1 off Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta (Facebook) printable
-$1 off Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta printable
(Makes it FREE plus profit!)

Campbell’s Chunky or Select Harvest Soup 15.2-19 oz. 99¢ ea
-.50/1 Campbell’s Chunky Soup printable
(Makes it FREE)

Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup 10.75 oz. 49¢ ea
-$1.50/3 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soups printable
(Makes it FREE)

Kroger Canned Fruit 15-15.25 oz. 49¢ ea

Swanson Broth 14.5 oz. can 49¢ ea
-.50/5 Swanson broth, 14 oz. can, Smart Source 9/26
(Makes it 29¢ ea)

Del Monte Tomatoes 12-14.5 oz. can 49¢ ea
-$1/5 Del Monte Canned Fruits, Vegetables, or Tomatoes Red Plum 9/19
(Makes it 29¢ ea)

Colgate Wave or Total Pro Toothbrush 1 ct $1 ea
-$1 off Colgate Adult or Kids manual toothbrush, printable
(Makes it FREE)

Ricola Cough Drops 19-24 ct 50¢ ea
-$1/2 Ricola Cough & Throat drop bags, Smart Source 10/17
(Makes it FREE)

Playtex Gloves 1 ct., $1
-$1 off Playtex Living gloves, Smart Source 10/3
(makes it FREE)

Glade Room Spray $1.99
-B1G1 Glade Premium room spray, Smart Source 9/26 (EXP 11/06)
(Makes it 49¢ ea)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Super Doubles Week at Harris Teeter! (11/3-11/9)!

Emily over at Clipping for a Cause-Charlotte has the best deals posted at Harris Teeter this week! Because it's super doubles, there are TONS of great ways that you can donate to your local food bank or homeless shelter for FREE! Some of my favorites are:

Campbell’s Condensed Cooking Soups 80¢
-$1.50/3 printable
= three for FREE

Bush’s Grillin Beans $1.99
-$1 Smart Source 10/3 = FREE

Bumble Bee Pouch Tuna $1
-$1/2 Smart Source 9/12 = FREE

Make sure you head on over to her full list here if you shop at Harris Teeter! So far, their Clipping for a Cause team has donated 259 items, saved $428.72, and spent only $6.43!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Publix (Starting 10/28)

It was a great week at Clipping for a Cause!! We were able to clip 40 coupons for the Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta (free plus overage), 30 for the Mahatma Rice (free plus overage), 14 for the Phazyme (free plus overage), and 10 for the Yakisoba (free plus overage) among others!! These are our favorite deals below this week at Publix! Thanks to Michelle over at I Heart Publix for the matchups and all of her hard work!!

Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice, Assorted Varieties, 6 oz box, BOGO $1.49
-$1/3 Uncle Ben’s Rice Product 9/12/2010 RP Insert (exp 11/7/2010)
-$0.75/2 Uncle Ben’s Product Printable
Only 37¢ per box!

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta or Garden Delight, Assorted Varieties, 12 or 13.25 oz pkg, BOGO $ 1.79
-$1/1 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Printable
-$1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight 10/3/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
FREE plus overage!

Cole’s Garlic Bread or Bread Sticks, Cheesesticks, or Toast Slices,, Assorted Varieties, 9 to 17.5 oz pkg (Excluding Mini Loaf or Toast) BOGO $2.79
-$0.50/1 Cole’s Brand Brand Product Printable
Only 40¢ per item!

Hefty OneZip Storage Bags or Freezer qt or gal size, 13 to 22 ct, BOGO $2.29
-$1/2 Hefty One Zip Bags Printable
You pay 65¢ per item

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste, Assorted Varieties, 6 or 6.3 oz tube (Excluding Advance Varieties) BOGO $2.99
-$1/1 Arm & Hammer Toothpaste 8/22/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
-$1/1 Arm & Hammer printable
Either coupon makes it 50¢ per item

Oscar Mayer Basic Lunchables, 3.3 to 4.3 oz pkg, 10/$10
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunchables TARGET coupon here(exp 11/15/2010)
You pay 50¢ after coupon

Yakisoba Noodles, 5/$3
-$0.50/1 in 10/10 Smart Source
Makes each FREE plus overage!

Mahatma Rice, $0.89-$1.19
-$0.50/1 in 10/24 Red Plum
As low as FREE plus overage-$0.19!

Get Additional Entries into the "Gain Dish Liquid Coupon" Giveaway!!!

Now through Monday at 9pm, make sure you leave a comment here for your chance to win 10 coupons for $1/1 Gain Dish Liquid coupons (making it free at Walmart and Family Dollar and cheap everywhere else). Since it's Halloween weekend (and my hubby's birthday :) ) I am feeling generous and thought it would be fun to add a few extra ways for you to enter!! So...

1) You can now leave 1 comment PER DAY from now until Monday at 9pm!

2) Become a member of "Clipping for a Cause" on Facebook (and leave a separate comment telling me you did so) 1 entry

3) Become a follower of the "Clipping for a Cause" blog. If you are already, just leave a separate comment letting me know that you already follow! 1 entry

4) Become a follower of Coupon Beat! (Leave a separate comment letting me know you did so!) 1 entry

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Walmart (Starting 10/28)

Thanks to The Prudent Patron for the following matchups! I rarely see a good deal on Similac formula, but $0.84 for 1 QT of the ready to feed type is definitely not too shabby!

Betty Crocker Warm Delights $1.62
$.75/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowl or Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis Bowls – 10-24-10 Smart Source
:: $.87

Green Giant Canned Corn, Peas and Green Beans $.60 (Rollback)
$.50/2 Green Giant canned Corn, Peas, or Green Beans (excludes Buffet and Specialty) – 10-24-10 Smart Source
:: $.35 each wyb 2

White Cloud Toilet Paper 2 Dbl Rolls $2.00
$1/1 White Cloud GreenEarth Bath Tissue or Paper Towels printable$1/1 White Cloud or White Cloud GreenEarth Product, any one – 10-24-10 Smart Source
:: $1.00

Similac Sensitive Ready to Feed Formula 1 Qt $3.84
$3/1 Any Similac Formula printable
:: $.84

Colgate Kids Junior Toothpaste 2.7 oz $.97
$.50/1 Colgate Kids Toothpaste, exp. 11-13-10 (Smart Source 10/24/10)
:: $.47

Gain Liquid Dish Soap $.97
$1/1 9/26 P&G

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It Pays to Eat Pasta Sweepstakes: Win Groceries for a Year!

Hurry! You have 2 final days to enter the "It Pays to Eat Pasta" Sweepstakes! Even if you don't win the grand prize of free groceries for a year, you can still be one of 450 people who win a "Mini Grocery Spree" in the amount of $100! Click here to enter! Good luck!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Saved: $5,303.70, Spent $677.05: Most Recent Stats 8 Months In!

After our "Clipping for a Cause" meeting tonight at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, I decided to spend some time organizing all of our most recent receipts and totaling up our statistics over the past 8 months. I have to admit I had one of those, teary-eyed-jaw-dropping-grateful-humbling kinda moments when I figured out the following:

We have saved $5,303.70
We have spent $677.05 out of pocket
We have donated close to 8,000 items to local people in need

That equals a savings over the course of 8 months of 88.7%

Giveaway! 10 Gain Dish Liquid Coupons!

Crystal the Coupon Momma who also runs Coupon Beat(a coupon clipping service) has offered to give one lucky reader 10 coupons for $1/1 Gain Dish Liquid! I just stocked up on this stuff when it was free at Rite Aid recently and LOVE it! These coupons would make it free at Wal-Mart and super cheap anywhere else!

To win, just leave a comment below this post. I will choose a winner via on Monday, November 1st. The winner will have 48 hours to respond until I choose another winner! Good luck!

Thanks Crystal!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spent $0.28, Saved $110.52 at Publix Today!!!

Here is what was purchased for only $0.28 for the local co-op! (Well, everything except for the shrimp that is!) Before I started couponing to the extreme back in December of last year, I would have thought that this was impossible. Now, visualizing how a quarter and three pennies can benefit those in need, my hope is that you, too, may be inspired to start "Clipping for a Cause!"

(10) Vivarin @ $3.19
USED: (5) $5/2 Publix Green Advantage Flyer Coupons
(10) $2/1 GlaxoSmithKline Products 10/10/2010 RP Insert
TOTAL: -$13.10

(14) Dial Soap 3 pks @ $0.94
USED: (14) $0.35/1 Dial Soap coupons from 10/10/10 Red Plum
TOTAL: $3.36

(16) Quaker Oats Oatmeal @ $1.27
USED: (16) $1/1 Quaker Oats Oatmeal coupons from 8/29/10 Red Plum
TOTAL: $4.40

(1) Bag of Medium Shrimp @ $8.99

Also Used: $5/$25 Purchase Rite Aid Competitor Coupon (no longer available)

Total Spent: $0.28
Total Saved: $110.52

**Note: These coupons were all donated to Clipping for a Cause by First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. We always call Publix a week ahead of time with our "order" so we don't wipe any shelves off! It's important to be mindful of other shoppers!

More Free Mahatma Rice!!

Hopefully you grabbed several papers over the weekend! In the Red Plum coupon insert, there was another $0.50/1 Mahatma Rice coupon!!! If your store doubles coupons, this means you can actually score FREE rice! Not only is this a great item for you and your family to stock up on, but it's a great way to donate to others in need for nothing out of pocket! Since the coupons reads "off any" that means you can use this on the smaller, skinny bags which are usually $0.89 (so you'd get a little overage too!!) The short grain is priced at $0.99, and the long grain at my Publix is around $1.19! I am not sure how Kroger or others grocers have this priced, so feel free to leave a comment below with that info!

"It's Spooky to Be Hungry" One Day Food Drive!

If you are local and would like to help stock the shelves of the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op, this one is for you!

There will be a one day food drive to benefit the SE Gwinnett Co-Op on October 30th. A grocery bag size donation is asked from families. Donations accepted at Cannon Church all day Saturday.

Cannon United Methodist Church
2424 Webb Gin House Rd, Snellville Ga. 30078
Church Office Phone: 770-972-5463

Thanks My Snellville Blog!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New "Clipping for a Cause" Chapter @ Hamilton Mill UMC!

Congratulations to Erin C. and her team at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church! They have started up a new "Clipping for a Cause" ministry that within days, has been more than successful! In November, Erin will be speaking at a seminar that will educate others on how to clip coupons to help the needy in the community. She also has started a blog about this effort entitled, "Clip for the Pantry." You can check it out here when you have a chance! This particular chapter will concentrate on stocking the shelves at "The Pantry" which is sponsored by Hamilton Mill United Methodist! Already, she has illustrated how a little over $3 can purchase nearly $40 worth of groceries! Way to go Erin!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Publix (Now-Oct. 27th)

Well, it's off to a great start at Publix this week with toilet paper being the penny item today! That is by far my most favorite penny item. If I didn't have 3 little ones to load and unload, I would split my grocery shopping into 3-4 different trips just to stock up! Here are some great ways to donate to your local food bank, homeless shelter, or other charity in need this week! If you see any others, please leave a comment so everyone else can see too! Thanks to Michelle over at IHeartPublix for the following matchups!

Quaker Oats Oatmeal, Old Fashioned or Quick-1 Minute, 18-oz pkg, BOGO $2.55
-$1/1 Quaker Oatmeal 8/29/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
-$1/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal ,Quick or Old Fashioned Oats 9/12/10 Red Plum Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
You pay 23¢ per canister!

Knorr Sides, Assorted Varieties, 3.8 to 6.4 oz pouch, BOGO $1.29
-$1/3 Knorr Rice or Knorr Pasta Sides, Blinkie
You pay 32¢ after coupon, or $0.65 without coupon

Del Monte Tomatoes, Assorted Varieties, 14.5 oz can, BOGO $1.39
-$1/5 Del Monte Product 9/19/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 11/15/2010)
You pay 50¢ after coupon

Bumble Bee Chunk Tuna, White Albacore in Water, 5 oz pouch, BOGO $2.89
-$0.55/1 Bumble Bee Tuna Pouch 9/12/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
You pay 90¢ per pouch

Kraft Mayo Real Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip Dressing, Assorted Varieties, 30 oz jar, BOGO $3.99
-$1/2 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip 9/26/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 11/7/2010)
-$1/2 Kraft Mayo Item Target Coupon here
Only $0.99!

Pepperidge Farm Cookies, Assorted Varieties, Soft Baked or Chocolate Chunk, 7.2 to 8.6 oz bag, BOGO $3.39
-$1/1 Pepperidge Farm Cookies here
70¢ after coupon
**Also, if you have any of the $1 off milk WYB Pepperidge Farm Cookies, some of your milk will be free (the smaller containers of white and chocolate milk!)

Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Dough or Cookie Mix or Ultimates Cookie Dough, Assorted Varieties, 16 or 16.5-oz pkg, BOGO $2.89
-$1/1 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough here
-$1/1 Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough 10/3/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
You pay 45¢ after coupon

Dial Bar Soap or Coast, Assorted Varieties, 3 ct, 4 oz pkg, BOGO $1.87
-$1/3 Dial Bar Pack or Liquid Hand Soap 10/10/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 11/28/2010)
-$0.35/1 Dial Bar Pack or Liquid Hand Soap 10/10/2010 RP Insert (exp 11/28/2010)
You pay 24¢ for 3 bars of soap!

Yakisoba Noodles, 5/$3
-$0.50/1 in 10/10 Smart Source or 8/29 Smart Source
They pay YOU $0.40! (if your store doubles!)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Got Toothpaste?!

How about 28 tubes of Crest for $0.83 total!!!!!! Last Wednesday, at Clipping for a Cause, we clipped 28 Crest coupons for $0.50/1 from the October P & G. Combined with the 10/$10 sale currently going on at Kroger for the Crest, that made each tube FREE! The only thing due was $0.83 in tax! (No worries, Kroger must have had 100+ of these on the shelf, and we are always mindful of other shoppers who may be wanting the same item!)

What $5 Can Getcha At Tar-jay!

So after reading the list of deals at Target this week on The Prudent Patron's website, I couldn't help but clip a few coupons and head on over there today. We have several birthday parties for kids coming up in the next few weeks, so I needed to find some bargains on toys!

Here is the breakdown:

*Buy 2 Select Curel Skin Care items $3.79, Earn a $5 Target gift card
I bought (4) Curel Ultra Healing Lotion 6 oz $3.79 each
I used four $1/1 Curel Target’s Printable Coupon here
Stacked those with four $2/1 Smart Source 10/10
Paid $3.16
And...Got back a $5 Target gift card
:: Two free lotions + a $8.84 moneymaker

(4) Nivea for Men Body Wash $3.04
$3/1 Red Plum 10/17
:: $.16

(1) Pair of "Fancy Nancy" kids socks (that's the theme of one of the parties)
$1 (LOVE the dollar bin at Target!)

(1) Pair of "Fancy Nancy" kids sunglasses

(1) Crayola Sidewalk Painting Kit @ $7.88 (all of their summer kits were marked down big time!)

(1) Crayola Sidewalk Chalk (This is a set of 4 and they are MEGA!) @ $4.17

Total Out of Pocket: $5 + a little tax!

Best Ways to Donate for Free Or Pocket Change at: Target (Now-Oct. 23)

If you happen to swing by Target this week, there are some great items to pick up while you are there that won't break the bank! Even if you don't necessarily need or use them, pick up 1 or 2 things that someone else could benefit from! Your local food pantry, homeless shelter, or other charity could always use a few extras!

Thanks to The Prudent Patron for the following matchups! I just LOVE her website, and if you haven't yet visited, drop what you are doing (after you read this post of course!) and go see what I am talking about! That site has saved my family a ton of money with wonderful deals posted daily!

Buy 2 Select Curel Skin Care items $3.79, Earn a $5 Target gift card
Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 Curel Ultra Healing Lotion 6 oz $3.79 each
Use two $1/1 Curel Target’s Printable Coupon here
Stack with two $2/1 SS 10/10
Pay $1.58
Get back a $5 Target gift card
:: Two free lotions + a $4.42 moneymaker

Nivea for Men Body Wash $3.04
$3/1 Red Plum 10/17
:: $.04

Quaker Instant Oatmeal 10 pack and Value Packs $2.50
$2/1 Printable
:: $.50

Lysol Neutra Air Fabric Mist 17 oz $2.50 (Price Cut thru 11/6)
$1/1 Target’s Printable Coupon here
Stack With $1/1 Smart Source 10/17 or Printable
:: $ .50

Bic Twin Select Silky Touch Disposable Razors 10 ct starting at $2.59
$2/1 Smart Source 10/17
:: $.59

Soft Soap Pumps 7.5oz $1.00
$.35/1 Smart Source 10/3
:: $.65

Hot Pockets SideShots 5/$9
$1/1 Printable
:: $.80

Hungry Man Dinners $2.89
$2/1 Printable
:: $.89

Sure Deodorant $1.97
$1/1 Smart Source 10/17
:: $.97

Neighborhood Teams Up to form "Clipping for a Cause!"

Thanks to Lee C. for sending me a copy of the "Ashbury Exchange," which is her neighborhood newsletter! I thought I would share this with you, as Lee is not only a local member of "Clipping for a Cause," but she has taken things a step further and gotten her neighbors involved in the effort! For those of you who are not close to Atlanta, but would still like to get involved in your own way but aren't quite sure how, please take the time to read this excerpt taken from the newsletter! Thanks Lee for everything you are doing!

"Ashbury Neighbors Help Fight Hunger"
Did you know that something you might otherwise throw in the trash or put in your recycling bin can help feed those in need? Clipping for a Cause (a ministry of Lawrenceville First UMC) is transforming coupons into cheap (or free) items such as milk, yogurt,canned goods, rice, cereal, pasta, shampoo, deodorant, razors and lots more! All these items are then donated to local non-profits.
If you have coupon inserts from the newspaper you're not using, please consider donating them to Clipping for a Cause. Just drop them off in the box on the front porch at ******** A huge thank you to our neighbors who are already donating their coupons! To
learn more about Clipping for a Cause, check out this online article

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Change for a Change: $3.95 for $17 Worth of Groceries at Kroger!

If you are a visual learner too, you may like to check out Zeal for a Deal and the weekly "Change for a Change" posts. For only $3 this week at Kroger, she outlines exactly what purchases to make and the coupons needed for $17 worth of groceries to donate! Click here for the Kroger deals through 10/23 and make sure you check back again as she makes a weekly list for Publix too!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Febreze Set & Refresh: At Least $0.50 Overage this Week at Publix!

For those of you who like to get paid to grocery shop (who doesn't!?) this deal is for you!! Not only will your house be smelling great, but it will be ten times better knowing that you earned money in your pocket just by tossing a few Set & Refreshes in the buggy! Check out the following deal this week at Publix! If you have the $3/5 P&G products listed also, you can score even more overage to spend on something else on your list (if your store allows!) Keep in mind though, the P & G coupon expires TOMORROW! Thanks IHeartPublix!

Febreze Air Effects Air Refresher 9.7 oz can or Set & Refresh 5.5 ml pkg or 2-in-1 Noticeables Scented Oil Warmer 1 ct, 2/$5
-$3/1 Febreze Noticables Starter Kit or Warmer 9/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
-$3/5 P&G products 9/26/2010 RP Insert (exp 10/16/2010)

**I should also update all of you on something different we have been trying with "Clipping for a Cause." As most of you know, after we clip coupons on Wednesday night for items that will be free or nearly free, we divide the coupons and send several shoppers to several stores so we don't wipe any shelves out at one particular store. We ALWAYS want to be mindful of other shoppers, so this has been the way we've done it from day one. However, my most favorite Publix of all time in Dacula on Fence Road has now set up a way to make life easier on everyone involved! We meet and clip on Wednesday nights and then on Thursday, we call the store with our "order." That's right!! Keep in mind if you have multiple coupons of one particular item, rather than wiping off the shelves, you can call around the first day of the sale and Publix will put in a special order for your items and have it ready for you in a few days!! So..with the Febreze deal, we are ordering 80+ which will be $40+ in overage! This is a win win..your store gets to enter in the extra sales, you aren't wiping the shelves for anyone else coming behind you, and you get to purchase all of the items in one place rather than "store hopping!"

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Harris Teeter (Through 10/19)

Although we don't have a Harris Teeter here locally in Georgia, some Clipping for a Cause chapters have formed in North Carolina and surrounding areas that can benefit from the following list! I am loving the free toothbrush and yogurt!

Thanks to Mrs. Moneysaver for her help with compiling these:

GUM Toothbrush – $1.50
Use $1/1 coupon from the 8/8 RedPlum insert
Free after coupon

Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt (4 pack) – $1
Use $0.50/1 printable or coupon from the 10/3 General Mills insert
Free after coupon

Philadelphia Cream Cheese – $1.25
Buy 5 and use $5/5 printable
$0.25 each after coupon

Dannon Activia or DanActive Yogurt (4-pack) – $1.99
Use $1/1 coupon from the 10/10 SmartSource insert
Or use $0.75/1 printable
As low as $0.49 after coupon

Old Orchard Juice (64 oz) at $3.19 – Buy 2 Get 3 Free
Buy 5 and use 2 $0.50/1 printable
$0.88 each after coupons