Saturday, August 28, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at: Target and Food Lion (Thanks Elizabeth!)

Thanks to the "Clipping for a Cause" team in Danville, VA for sending the below list!

RP= Red Plum Insert
SS= Smart Source
x = expire date
BOGO = Buy one, get one


Skippy Peanut Butter 15 – 16.3 oz $1.79
-.60/1; .50/1; .40/1; $1/2 (value of coupon varied by region); Skippy Peanut Butter 15 oz. +, Any variety – 08-01-10 RP x8/29

Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts 8 ct $1.88
-$1/2 Kelloggs Snack Items (Pop-Tarts or Nutri-Grain Bars 8ct.) Target Coupon 8-1-10 RP x9/11
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, Any Flavor 8 Ct. Or Larger, Mix Or Match, Any – 07-11-10 RP x9/9
-$1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries, 8ct+ 8-29-10 SS x10/24
*Combine a Target coupon with a manuf. coupon to get each box for a little over $0.80

Kikkoman Teriykai 10 oz Marinade and Sauce $1.42 each
BOGO printable
Get two bottles for $1.42

Food Lion - (ending September 1)

Ronzoni Pasta BOGO (reg. $1.12 - $1.49)

New York Texas Toast BOGO (reg. $2.99)
-.50/1 7/25 SS
*If your store doubles, makes each $0.50

Ken's Dressing BOGO (reg. $2.99)
$1/1 from 8/15 SS
Makes each bottle $0.50

ALL Detergent $2.69
$1 on 1 from 8/1 RP
Only $1.69 per bottle!

ClipShopShare Group Of Tipp City, Ohio: Turning $200 into $10,000 Worth of Donations! Unbelievable!

I HAD to share this!!!! I received this email from a fellow clipper this week who also formed a similar group to "Clipping for a Cause" 6 months ago in Ohio! Carli leads the "ClipShopShare" group and the work they have done to stock their local food pantries is amazing!! I encourage you to read the below press release to see how so far, $200 has turned into $10,000 worth of donated items!!!! (Yes, my mouth dropped to!) Awesome work, ClipShopShare!!

PRESS RELEASE: August 25, 2010

Written by Carli Amlin Dean on behalf of ClipShopShare

Turning $200 into $10,000

In just 6 short months time, ClipShopShare has donated over $10,000 of groceries, toiletries, paper goods, school supplies and more.

ClipShopShare is a volunteer group of a few local professionals that donate their time to use coupons and sales to stock local food pantries, shelters, etc. With the use of weekly drug store & grocery store sales and the pairing of these with coupons ClipShopShare has now donated over $10,000 of items for less than $200 out-of-pocket. ClipShopShare’s Leadership Team includes Kim & John Wilder of Brookville, Carli Amlin Dean from Tipp City, Chris Long of Troy and Kim Brumbaugh from Pleasant Hill.

In addition to helping their neighbors in need, ClipShopShare also offer a once-a-month FREE Coupon Coaching Session. They teach how to use coupons to reduce your weekly grocery budget while also learning how to conservatively create a small stockpile. Currently the class is the 1st Wednesday of the month at Ginghamsburg Church at 7pm. Please check the website for location of class and directions at

Follow and Facebook page Clip, Shop, Share for daily deals posted about items for FREE, coupons to print, ways to reduce your budget, sales at local grocery and drug stores, and of course…the successful shopping and donations made for the week on behalf of ClipShopShare.

Want to help ClipShopShare and the food pantry but don’t have time to coupon yourself? Just donate your coupon booklets to ClipShopShare. They have boxes set up in TIPP CITY at Ginghamsburg Church, New Path Food Pantry, Schroeder Tennis Center, Amlin Advantage of RE/MAX Professionals, and Tipp Monroe Community Services. In Huber Heights at Fox’s Pizza, in Troy at RE/MAX Professionals and in Dayton at Wright State University’s University Center for International Education. You may also mail inserts to 890 Ginghamsburg Road, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 in care of ClipShopShare.

“Couponing just seems like such an obvious answer to helping people,” says Carli, so, if you want to help people and learn how to save money yourself, get involved in ClipShopShare. We are always looking to expand the shopping team!

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at: Bi-Lo through 8/31

Thanks to Emily and her "Clipping for a Cause" team for sending the below list of great deals at Bi-Lo this week! I especially love the cheap Angel Soft TP!

Del Monte Smoothies, 12.2 oz., at $2.99 ($1.49)
-$1 RP (Red Plum Insert) 8/15 =.49
-$1 printable

Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 6 Double Rolls, at $4.79 ($2.39)
-.50 printable
= 1.39

Dial or Tone Bar Soap, 2-3 ct., at $2.54 ($1.27)
-.35 RP 8/15 = .57

Dial Liquid Soap Refill, 20 oz., at $2.54 ($1.27)
-.35 RP 8/15 =.57

Dial Liquid Hand Soap, 1.5-9.37 oz., $1
-.35 RP 8/15 =.30

Glass Plus Trigger, 32 oz., at $3.14 ($1.57)
-$1 printable

Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn, 2-4 pk., at $2.50 ($1.25)
-.40/1 SS (Smart Source Insert) 8/01=.45
-$1/2 SS 08/01 =.75

Southern Home Mac & Cheese or Spiral Mac & Cheese, 6-7.25 oz., at 99¢ (49¢)

Vlassic Dill Spears, Stackers, Relish or Dill Chips, 9-24 oz., at $3.32 ($1.66)
-.55/1 SS 6/27 =.56
-.55/1 printable

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change This Week at: Harris Teeter

If you shop at Harris Teeter, here are a few things you can pick up this week! (Thanks Emily!)

Here are a few things you can pick up while at HT this week...

Schick disposable razors 3-10ct $7.89 (BOGO 3.94)
-$3 SS 7/25
-$3 printable

Newman's Own Salsa $2.99 (BOGO 1.49)
-.75 printable =FREE
-.50 8/15 RP =.49

Campbell's Chunky Soups 1.50
-.50 printable
= .50

Barilla Whole Grain Penne Pasta $1
-.50/2 printable
= .50

Friday, August 27, 2010

FREE Yakisoba Noodles after This Sunday! (Thanks Jason!)

What in the heck are Yakisoba noodles some of you may ask! Well, for those of you who lived off of Ramen Noodles during your college days like I did, they are pretty much the same thing! This weekend, according to Southern Savers, there will be a $0.50/1 coupon for them. I have seen each package of these noodles for $0.79 and under. SO...if your store doubles coupons, that means each pack will be FREE plus overage (if your store allows!) Items like these are not only great to stock up on for your own family, but they are a staple item at food banks and they are always happy to get them!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Free and Cheap Personal Care Items at Kroger Until 8/28!

Head on over to Kroger in the next few days to find these great free and cheap deals on personal care items! Stock up for your own family, and grab a few extra to donate! For further information on how to donate to your local food bank or other organization, or to "Clipping for a Cause," please contact me!

Thanks Southern Savers for the matchups!

GUM Crystal Toothbrushes, twin pk, $1
-$1 off Gum Toothbrush, RP 8/08 (makes it FREE)

Right Guard or Soft & Dri Deodorant 2.6-3 oz at $1 ea
-$1 off Right Guard product printable
-$1.50/2 Right Guard or Dry Idea products, RP 8/15

Dial or Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap 6-9.38 oz at $1 ea
-.35/1 Dial Bar pk or Liquid Hand Soap, RP 8/15

Dial or Coast Bar Soap 2 ct at $1 ea
-.35/1 Dial Bar pk or Liquid Hand Soap, RP 8/15

Reach Floss 55 yd. $1
-$1 off Reach Dental Floss or Access Flosser, RP 1/03, 3/07, 5/16
-.50/1 Reach Floss or Access Flosser, SS 4/11 or 8/01

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change Starting 8/26 at Publix

Many of you who follow the blog or our "Clipping for a Cause" Facebook page realize the extreme crisis so many of our local foodbanks are currently experiencing. Shelves are empty, more people than ever before are having to seek assistance due to tough economic times, and in some cases, food banks are running out of both money and food for the first time in a decade. Hearing the stories of the people visiting the co-ops tears at my heartstrings. Not only because I empathize with what they are going through, but because this could VERY easily be you or me one day. So, please take the time to read the list of how to donate for free or pocket change each week if you feel led to do so! Nothing seems as effortless as adding a few extra items to your shopping cart when you are there anyway, especially if hardly anything is coming out of pocket!

Lipton Family Size Tea Bags Iced Tea Brew, 24 ct box (Excluding Decaf) BOGO $2.65
-$0.60/2 Lipton Tea 8/1/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 8/29/2010)
-$0.40/1 Lipton Tea 8/1/2010 RP Insert (exp 8/29/2010)
-$.75/2 Lipton Target coupon here
If your store accepts Target as a competitor, you could pay as low at $0.55 a box!

Ken’s or Sweet Baby Ray’s Marinade & Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16-oz bot, BOGO $2.79
-$1/1 Ken’s Marinade 8/15/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 9/30/2010)
Only $0.40 a bottle!

V8 Splash Beverage or Diet V8 Splash, Assorted Varieties 64 oz bot. BOGO $2.99
-$0.75/1 V8 Splash beverages, 46 oz+ 8/1/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 9/12/2010)
Only $0.75 a bottle!

Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup, Assorted Varieties, 18.6 to 18.8 oz can or 15.3 oz bowl, BOGO $2.39
-$0.50/3 Campbell’s Select Harvest Can or Bowl 8/15/2010 SS Insert (exp 9/26/2010)
-$1/3 Campbell’s Select Harvest Can or Bowl 8/15/2010 SS Insert (exp 9/26/2010)
-$1/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest Can or Bowl 8/15/2010 SS Insert (exp 9/26/2010)
-$.50/1 Campbell’s Select Harvest Target Coupon here
If your store accepts Target as a competitor, you could get 2 cans of soup for $0.39!

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spread: 15 oz or 7.5 oz tub, 16 oz ctn, or 10 oz bot or Spray, 8 oz bot, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $2.49
-$.75/2 Target coupon here
Only $0.75 a tub!

Ben & Jerry’s or Starbucks Ice Cream, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz ctn, BOGO $3.79
-$1.50/1 Starbucks Coffee Free Ice Cream (1 pint) 8/8/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/5/2010)
-$1/1 Starbucks Ice Cream, 1 pint 8/8/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/5/2010)
-$1.25/1 Starbucks New Coffee Free Ice Cream 8/8/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/5/2010)
Use the $1.50/1 to get the Starbucks ice cream for only $0.40!!!
*Always check to see if your food bank accepts perishable items such as these!

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 4-pk, 4-oz cup, BOGO $2.50
-$0.50/1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt 7/11/2010 SS Insert (exp 8/8/2010)
-$0.50/1 Yoplait FiberOne Yogurt 8/8/2010 GM Insert (exp 10/2/2010)
Only $0.25 per package after doubling!

Right Guard Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Total Defense, Assorted Varieties, 2 to 4 oz package, BOGO $3.99
-$1.50/2 Right Guard or Dry Idea 8/15/2010 RP Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
-B1G1 Right Guard or Dry Idea Product 7/25/2010 RP Insert (exp 8/31/2010)

Campbell’s Condensed Soup 10.5 to 11.5 oz can (excludes Won Ton, Cream of Shrimp, and Oyster Stew), 10/$10
-$1/2 Campbell’s Condensed Cooking Soups here
Use the $1/2 and pay $0.50 per can!

Thanks IHeartPublix for the matchups!

Good Deal on Skintimate and Edge at Target and Publix!

Thanks to Lee C. for sharing this great deal with me that she found on the Who Said Nothing in Life is Free website:

Good Deal on Skintimate & Edge at Target

There are Target store coupons in today’s smart source insert (8/22 SS).

Skintimate Shave Gel $1.97
Coupon: $1 Target store coupon & 75¢ manuf coupon in 8/1 SS

Edge Shaving Gel $2.29
Coupon: $1 Target store coupon & 75¢ manuf coupon in 8/1 SS

This could also work for the people whose Publix takes Target as a competitor. At several stores, both the Skintimate and the Edge have been reported to be only $1.97!

Friday, August 20, 2010

An Urgent Message from Linda Freund, Director of the Lawrenceville Co-op in Lawrenceville, Georgia:

From Linda Freund:

The Co-Op desperately needs your help! Donations have been critically down over the summer and need has greatly increased. We are purchasing food from Co-Op funds. Today we gave out over $5,500 in assistance with utilities, emergency housing, and prescription medication. We gave out 4,900 cans of food in one day. We purchased over $1,000 of food. We will be out of funds for assistance within the next two weeks unless donations increase immediately – both food and money. We have not been without funds to help those who qualified for assistance in almost 8 years! We have not been out of food in 10 years! PLEASE HELP! If each person in our 25 supporting churches gave $1 per member per month and 1 can per person per week we would have enough! During the past two weeks I have had notices from two churches – one cutting support from $100 per month to $50. The other discontinued their $100 monthly donation completely.

Each day the stories from the clients are getting to be more difficult to hear and to bear. One long-time volunteer who had been out for 10 months caring for his wife returned last Friday. He had to leave at noon. He said he was overwhelmed with the need and with the severity of the cases. A woman was diagnosed with breast cancer, her husband had attempted suicide the day before, she had no phone to contact the hospital, and the brakes were out on her car. A friend had brought her here. We helped with a utility bill, prayed her, and she left here knowing that Jesus loves her and she was encouraged. Today a man with chronic myelogenous leukemia (49 years old) came in for food. He is the primary caregiver for his aunt who is 88 and disabled. He broke his toes this week and was walking with a cane. He is terminally ill. Our volunteer Barbara talked with him, prayed with him, and encouraged him in the Lord. He was so happy when he left – “it was such a lift to talk with someone – with God’s people” he said.

The Lawrenceville Co-Op is God’s ministry, and we are trusting Him to provide for our every need. Those of us on the front lines need the support of our churches, our community and individuals who share our passion – Jesus’ passion - for helping “the least of these” in our very midst. If you are one of these, I pray that the Lord will use you to spread the word of our need, and the response will be such that we will be overwhelmed with the generosity of God’s people.

This email is my prayer for help in Jesus’ name,

Linda Freund

Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry, Inc.
P.O. Box 1328
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Hours for deliveries: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9 – 10:30; Monday 6-8 p.m.; Wednesday & Friday 10 – 1; Saturday 10 – noon

176 Church Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Thanks Danville, Virginia Chapter! Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at Food Lion and Target!

Target deals beginning Sunday Aug. 15th and Food Lion deals beginning Wednesday Aug. 18th

x = Expires
Q = coupon


Old Orchard Frozen Juice Concentrate 12 oz $1.19 (Regular Price)
-$.50/2 or $1/4 (depending on region) Old Orchard Frozen Juice Concentrate

found in the 8-15-10 SmartSource x12/31
= .94 cents each after either Q

Dial Bar Soap 2-pk $1 (In Travel Section)
-.35/1 Dial Bar Soap or Liquid Hand Soap 8-15-10 RedPlum
= .65 cents after coupon

Right Guard Sport Fresh Scent .5 oz Travel Size .97
*-$1.50/2 Dry Idea or Right Guard Items 8-15-10 RedPlum x10/31
= .50 for 2 after coupon

Bagel Bites 9 ct Package Asst. Varieties $2.24
-$1/1 Bagel Bites 9 or 40 ct Target Store Q here(click on Coupons at bottom of page) x8/28
-$1/1 Bagel Bites Snacks 06-13-10 SmartSource x12/31
= .24 after combining both coupons

Campbell’s Classic Red&White Bowl Soups 15.4 oz Assorted Varieties $1.20
$1/4 Campbell’s Soups (Red and White Bowls or Soup at Hand) Target Coupon here(click on Coupons at bottom of page) x8/28
= .95 cents each after coupon

Chef Boyardee 15 oz Cans Assorted Varieties .84
-$1/1 Chef Boyardee food product Target Store Q here(click on Coupons at bottom of page) x8/28
- FREE after Target coupon
***GREAT source of protein at the co-ops!

Food Lion-

Buy 2 Coca Cola brand 2-liter bottles and get 1 Planters Peanuts Free

Ronzoni BOGO (reg. $1.49)
$.50 on 1 blinkie

Suddenly Salad BOGO (reg. $2.38)
$.50 on 2 6/27 Smart Source

Peter Pan Peanut Butter $1.66
$.60 on 1 8/1 insert

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at: Harris Teeter!

Thanks to the Emily and the "Clipping for a Cause" team in Charlotte, NC for sending these great deals at Harris Teeter this week! I am especially loving the cheap Progresso and Campbell's soups! This is a staple item and always needed at food banks!

1) Harris Teeter spaghetti BOGO (1.18) = .59

2) Smuckers Grape Jelly BOGO (2.74)
1.37 - .25Q from 5/23 Red Plum = .87

3)Glass Plus BOGO (2.88)
1.44 - $1 printable = .44

4) Progresso classics soup 1.50
Smart Source 8/8 $0.50 = .50

5) Campbell's select soups 1.25
-$1 printable = .25

6) Solo cups (50 count) or plates (44 count) 2.00
-.75 printable = .50

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Yet Another Great Sweepstakes: It Pays to Eat Pasta!

I am all over this contest like white on rice!!! You know how much we could all stretch $5,200!?! That would not only buy a ton of groceries for the fam, but it would be a nice addition to the "donate for pocket change" fund!!

You could win one of the following:

**Grand Prize (1): A one (1) year supply of groceries (awarded in the form of a $5,200.00 check)
**First Prizes (450): A mini grocery shopping spree (awarded in the form of a $100.00 check)

Enter for your chance to win here

Good luck everyone!!!

Don't Forget to Enter the $100,000 Campbell's Grocery Giveaway!

Most of you probably know about this already, but for those who may not, you have until August 31st to enter the Campbell’s $100,000 Grocery Giveaway here! You can enter once daily through 8/31!

There are a ton of chances to win in this sweepstakes including
(20) grand prizes of $1000 in Publix gift cards
(60) first prizes of $500 in Publix gift cards
(500) second prizes of $100 in Publix gift cards

Ever since one of my really good friends, Nate, won a brand new Dodge Ram truck in an American Cancer Society $5 raffle, it has inspired me to enter everything possible!!

Good luck!

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at Publix Starting 8/19 (8/18 for some)!

Lots of good donation opportunities starting Thursday!! Remember, if you have started to clip for a cause, always ask for a rain check if they are out of an item when you go. That way, when you go back even after the sale is over, they will honor that price and you can still donate it for pocket change!

Thanks to IHeartPublix for the matchups!!

Barilla Pasta, Assorted Varieties, 13.25 to 16 oz box (Excluding Barilla Plus and Lasagna) BOGO $1.29
-$1/2 Barilla Pasta here(click on Coupons)
Makes each box only $0.15!

**Pasta is a great way to donate to your local food bank as it is cheap (especially at $0.15 and stretches a long way for a family meal!)

Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper or Chicken or Tuna Helper, Assorted Varieties, 4.5 to 7.5 oz box, BOGO $1.59
-$0.75/3 Betty Crocker Helper Meals here-$.75/3 Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, OR Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals OR Helper Complete Meals Dinner Kits – 08-08-10 Red Plum
-$1/2 Betty Crocker Helpers (Hamburger Helper) here (Target Coupon)
*If your store considers Target a competitor, after combining a manufacturer coupon and Target coupon, it makes each box $0.27!

Hunt’s 100% Natural Tomatoes, Assorted Varieties, 14.5 oz can, BOGO $1.39
-$1/3 Hunt’s Tomatoes 11 oz+ 8/1/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 9/12/2010)
Only $0.36 a can!

Luzianne Family Size Tea bags, Original or Green Tea, 24 ct box (excluding Decaf Family Size), BOGO $2.29
-$.60/1 Luzianne Iced Tea Bags, any one package. – 06-27-10 Smart Source
Each box is only $0.55!

Mt Olive Pickles, Selected Varieties, 16 to 46 oz jar or Pickle or Jalapeno Pepper Slices Pak, 4 pk, 3.7 oz cont., BOGO $2.79
-$1/1 Mt. Olive Product 8/1/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 10/9/2010)
Just $0.40 a jar!!

Kid Cuisine Dinners or Entrees, Assorted Varieties, 7.25 to 10.6 oz box, BOGO $1.95
-$1/1 Kid Cuisine here
If your store accepts Target as a competitor, it makes each entree free with the coupon!

Dial Bar Soap or Coast, Assorted Varieties, 3 ct, 4 oz pkg, BOGO $1.87
-$0.35/1 Dial Bar Pack or Dial Liquid Hand Soap 8/15/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 10/1/2010)
If your store doubles, get each package for just $0.25! ($0.58 if not)
**There are so many people in need of personal care items. Remember, it's not just non-perishable items that local food banks accept! This Dial soap is a great way to donate with change that is a necessity for everyone!

Lysol Neutra-Air Sanitizing Spray Fresh or Morning Dew Scent, 10 oz can, BOGO $3.59
-$1/1 Lysol Neutra Air Spray here
Each can is only $0.80!
**If you are local, Special Needs School of Gwinnett could use as many of these as possible! Consider printing a coupon out and donating it to "Clipping for a Cause" for the students there!

Glass Plus Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner, 32-oz bot, BOGO $2.49
-$1/1 Glass Plus Cleaner here
Get each bottle for just $0.25!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at Publix Starting 8/12!

This is a long list of great opportunities for you to pick up a few extra items to donate when you are out doing your grocery shopping this week! Let me know if you see any others! Thanks to IHeartPublix for the matchups!

Prego Italian Sauce or Meat Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 23.5 or 24 oz jar, BOGO $2.07
-$1/2 Prego Italian Sauce Jars here
Makes each only $0.54!

SuperPretzel Soft Baked Pretzel, 6 ct, 13 oz box, BOGO (suprisingly low price – should be around $2.99)
-$0.50/1 SuperPretzel Soft Pretzel Item here
Makes each box $0.50 if your store doubles!

**Always check with your local food bank prior to making a donation to see if they accept cold/frozen items. Some do and some do not!

Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes or French Toast, Assorted Varieties, 12.5 to 14.8 oz box, BOGO $2.69
-$1.50/2 Aunt Jemima® Frozen Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast here (zip 30187)
Makes each box only $0.60!

Ocean Spray Juice Cocktail or Juice Drink, Assorted Varieties, 64-oz bot.,(Excluding 100% Cranberry Juice Items), BOGO $3.25
-$1/1 Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Drinks, 64 oz Bottle here
Makes each bottle only $0.67!

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, Assorted Varieties, 4 or 4.1 oz pouch, BOGO $1.25
-$0.75/3 Idahoan Potatoes 13 oz or smaller here
Buy 3 and get each for $0.38!

Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Assorted Varieties, 10.9 to 16.2 oz box, BOGO $3.89
-$1/1 Quaker Breakfast Item Target Coupon here
You pay $0.94 after coupon if your store accepts Target as a competitor!

**Oatmeal is a great item to donate as it is extremely filling and can be stretched a long way for a family in need!

Scotties White Facial Tissues, Unscented: Aloe 3 Ply or 2 ply or Regular 2 ply, 60 to 132 ct, BOGO $1.25
-$0.50/3 Scotties Facial Tissues Multipack or $0.50/3 boxes 8/8/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/30/2010)
Makes each box $0.29 if they double the coupon ($0.38 if not!)

*Here locally, the students at Special Needs School of Gwinnett could really use this item. If you aren't local, keep in mind that people who use food stamps for groceries do not get to use their stamps on non-food there is always a need for personal care items.

Bic Mechanical Pencils 10 pk bag (limit 2), 3/$3
-$1/2 Bic Stationary Products 8/1/2010 SS Insert (exp 9/30/2010)
-$1/2 BIC Stationery Items – TARGET coupon here (exp 9/11/2010)
If your store accepts Target as a competitor, you can stack the two coupons (competitor and manufacturer)to get 2 bags for free!

Schick Hydro 3 Razor, $5.99
-Try Me Free Schick Hydro Razor here
-$5/1 Schick Hydro Razor 8/8/2010 SS Insert (exp 9/30/2010)
Pay just $0.99 and submit for the Try Me Free for a $5 moneymaker!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change At: Target, Wal-Mart and Food Lion!

A huge thank-you goes out to Elizabeth W., leader of the Danville, Virginia chapter of "Clipping for a Cause," for compiling the below list of deals! These are all GREAT ways to donate to your local food banks or other charities with change you could find in your sofa cushions!! Always keep in mind that it's not just canned food and non-perishables that these organizations need. Personal care items, school supplies, paper products, etc. are in constant demand!!

SS = Smart Source
RP = Red Plum
PG = Proctor & Gamble


Sure Deodorant Antipersperant Men’s & Women’s Asst. Varieties $1.97
Use $1/1 Sure anti-perspirant & deodorant product, any – 08-08-10 SS x9/30
Final Cost .97 cents!

Dannon Yogurt 4 pk Activa 3/$5
Use $1/1 Activia 4 pack, 8 pack, 12 pack, or 24 oz 8-8-10 SS x9/12
Final Cost .67 each

Dannon Yogurt 6 pk Danimals and Select Others 3/$5
Use $1/1 Danimals Crush Cup 4pk 7-18-10 SS.x8/18
or $1/1 Danimals Product 6-6-10 SS x8/18
Final Cost .67 each

Johnson & Johnson Toy Story Band Aids 20 ct $1.68
Use the $3/3 coupon from the 8/1 SS
Final cost $0.68 each!

Xtra Laundry Detergent $1.98
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 6/6 SS
Final cost only $0.98!

Philadelphia Minis $1.78
Use the $0.50/1 coupon from the 8/1 SS
Final cost $1.28!

Gillette Body Wash $2.97
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 8/1 PG
Final cost $0.97!

Crest for Kids Toothpaste (2.5 oz.) $0.97
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 8/1 PG
Final cost is FREE!

Food Lion

Starkist Tuna Pouches BOGO (1.49 regular price)
Use Buy 2 Tuna Pouches Get 1 Tuna Salad Pouch Free from the 6/20 RP (exp. 8/15)
Final Cost 1.49 for 3 pouches ** Coupon expires on Sunday!!!**

Kraft Cheese (3 day sale starting Friday 8/13)
Kraft Shredded, Chuck , or sliced cheese BOGO
Buy 5 and get $5.00 catalina off your next shopping trip. (I have heard these catalinas will roll, so you may be able to do this multiple times)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Branching Out! Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at Harris Teeter This Week!

As "Clipping for a Cause" expands into other states, we need to be mindful that not everyone has a Publix or a Kroger in their town. So..I asked if other chapters would be willing to do a weekly post on the stores in their towns to be able to reach out to as many people as possible!

Emily R., who leads the Charlotte, NC chapter of "Clipping for a Cause," was gracious enough to send me the LONG list of Harris Teeter deals going on this week. Now, I hope you are sitting down for this one...because of the below list, her team was able to donate $216.33 worth of items at a whopping cost of only $1.43!!!!!!!!!! Um..I am thinking we need a Harris Teeter in ATL asap please!

Thanks Emily for all of your hard work and progress!

Harris Teeter:

Super Doubles are this week, which means they double coupons up to 1.98, limit of 20 Qs per day. BOGO rings up at half price, so you can buy just one if you would like. Coupon policy is to only use one coupon per BOGO, so you should buy one at a time and use one coupon. If your coupon if for $ off 2 items, then you can buy both using the one coupon. (Thank you to for many of the coupon match-ups!)

Peter Pan Peanut Butter 13-16.3 oz and/or Welch’s Grape Jelly 32 oz Buy 3, mix and match, for .97 each
-.60/1 Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Smart Source 8/01

-.55/1 Welch’s Jam, Jelly or Spread, 18.8-32 oz, Smart Source 8/01

-1/2 Welch’s Jam, Jelly, or Spread, Smart Source 6/06

Buy any 3 and use a combo of any 3 above coupons, get all three items for FREE

Reach floss 1.65

- $1.00/1 from 4/11 Red Plum, 5/16 Red Plum = FREE

Mission Tortillas $1.89
-$1.00 coupon from Smart Source 8/01 = FREE

Fisher Fusion Trail Mix $2.00
-$1.00 coupon from Smart Source 2/07, 6/20 = FREE

Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese Dinner $ 1.99
-$1 coupon from 8/8 Smart Source = FREE

Emerald Trail Mix, 5.5 oz., $1.67
-$1.00 coupon Red Plum 8/15 = FREE

7th Gen Dish Liquid, 25 oz., $1.99
-$1.00 coupon Red Plum 8/08 or here= FREE

Sure Deodorant for Men $2.79
-$1.50 off coupon Smart Source 5/02 = FREE
-$1.00 coupon from 8/8 = .79

Kikkoman terryaki sauce 2.09
– 1.00 here = .09

Land O Lakes spread: 1.12
- .50 here(sign up) = .12

Martha White Muffin Mix - Yellow Corn .65
- .55/2 from 8/8 Red Plum = buy 2 for .20

Ziploc containers $3.25 BOGO…rings up at 1.63.
Buy 2 for 3.25, use 1.50 off 2 (8/8 SS; also another recent, 8/1 I think) = two for .25!!

Colgate Total Enamel 2.29
-$1.00 coupon 8/8 Smart Source = .29

Colgate Total Advance Fresh, Advance whitening, Advanced clean 2.50
-$1.00 coupon 8/8 Smart Source = .50

7th Gen All Purpose Cleaner, 32 oz., $2.50
-$1.00 coupon Red Plum 8/08 or here = .50

GUM Toothbrush $1.99
-$.75 coupon Red Plum 8/08 = .50

Vlasic Spears $1.69
- .55 IP here = .59

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner BOGO $2.95…rings up at $1.47
-$1.00 off two 8/8 SS = .47
- .50 here= .47

Lysol all purpose cleaner BOGO $3.49…rings up at $1.74
-$1.00 off two 8/8 SS = .74
– .50 here = .74

Ragu 45oz spaghetti sauce 3.35 BOGO…buy 3 for 5.02
-$1.25 off 3 coupon from 8/1 Red Plum = three for 2.52 (.84 each)

Tampax Tampons, 20-ct $2.99
– 1.00 coupon P&G 08/01 = .99

Important Message...Please Read Especially if you are Local!

From Laura Drake, Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry: "WE ARE OUT OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS THAT ARE CONSIDERED STAPLES:
Soup,Peas,Ramen Noodles, Canned milk, and Chili.

Please spread the word.
God Bless."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change Starting 8/8 at Kroger!

SunnyD Select Varieties, 48-64 oz, *78¢ ea
-$0.25/1 Sunny D 8/8/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
-$0.25/1 Sunny D Product, Any – 06-20-10 SS
Combined with Mega Savings event, it makes each $0.28 after doubling the $0.25 coupon!

Kleenex Facial Tissue Select Varieties, 75-200 ct, *$1.19 ea
-$0.50/2 Kleenex Anti-Viral, Lotion or Ultra Soft 7/11/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
-$0.50/2 Kleenex Facial Tissue 7/11/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 9/5/2010)
Each is only $0.70 a box after coupon and Mega Savings

Chex Mix, Bugles or Gardetto’s Snack Mix Select Varieties, 7-8.75 oz, *$1.49 ea
-$0.50/2 Chex Mix or Bars 8/8/2010 GM Insert (exp 10/2/2010)
-$0.50/1 Bugles Snacks 8/8/2010 GM Insert (exp 10/2/2010)
After doubling and Mega Savings, it makes each $0.49

Progresso Traditional or Rich & Hearty Soup Select Varieties, 18.5-19 oz, *$1.19
-$0.50/2 Progresso Soups (any flavor) 8/8/2010 GM Insert (exp 10/2/2010)
Use the $.50/2 to pay 69¢ after doubling and Mega Savings!!

Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks Select Varieties, 3.03-3.52 oz, *99¢ ea
-$1/1 Quaker Rice Snacks here
FREE after $1/1 & Mega Savings!!

**For the Mega Savings event, you you get $4 off at the register when you purchase 8 participating products, so the prices reflect the Mega Savings discount too!

Hefty One Zip Storage or Freezer Bags Select Varieties, 13-22 ct, 10 For $10
-$1/2 Hefty OneZip Fresh Extend Bags here
Only $0.50 per box after coupon!

(Thanks to Michelle at for the matchups!)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Congratulations to Lauren!! Winner of the 31 Tote!

Results Via tonight:

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 17
Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Congratulations Lauren! My sister-in-law, Amy, will be sending your 31 tote soon! Thanks to all who entered and look for future giveaways in the future!

Last Call! 31 Giveaway Ends Tonight!

Get your entries in here for your final chance to win the 31 thermal tote! These are great for toting lunches, drinks, or even bottles if you have a baby! Winner will be chosen tonight! Good luck!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Publix

Mott’s Apple Juice or Juice Medleys, 46 or 64 oz, BOGO $2.99
$1/1 Mott’s Medleys, 46 oz 6/13/2010 SS Insert (exp 8/15/2010)
Makes each $0.99

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, Assorted Varieties, 12 or 13.25 oz package, BOGO $1.79
$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest PRINT
Makes each box $0.40

Ragu Pasta Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16 to 26.3-oz jar (excluding Organic) BOGO $2.19
$1/2 Ragu Pasta Sauces 8/1/2010 RP Insert (exp 8/29/2010)
$$1/2 Publix Coupon (Get a Smart Start Booklet)
Makes it 2 for $0.19 if you have both coupons! Otherwise, $1.19 for 2

Campbell’s Condensed Soups 10.5 to 11.5 oz (excl Won Ton, Cream of Shrimp, Oyster Stew), 10/$10
$.50/2 Campbell’s Condensed Cooking Soups PRINT
Makes each can $0.50

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 PRINT
Makes each package $0.45!

Sundown Vitamins, from $2.99
$6/2 Green Advantage Publix Flyer
$3/2 PRINT
*If you can find the $2.99 bottles or $3.59, and combine both coupons, it makes both bottles FREE plus overage!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Don't Forget to Enter the 31 Tote Giveaway! Winner Chosen Friday!

Just a reminder that you have two more days to enter the giveaway for a 31 thermal tote here! Remember, you can leave a comment for EACH of the 4 ways listed to enter. If you are already a follower, make sure you leave a separate comment for that. If you have just become a follower, leave a comment saying so because there is no way of me knowing if you just started following otherwise! Good luck!!

"Clipping For a Cause" Article on Front Page of Gwinnett Daily Post Today!

To see the full "Clipping for a Cause" article complete with photos click here

DACULA — Heather Bonner enters a Dacula Publix carrying her 11-month-old daughter with one hand and pushing a cart seating her 3-year-old twin boys with the other.

With a hefty stack of coupons, she knows exactly what she is going to buy. In 20 minutes, Bonner arrives at the checkout with 10 toothpastes, four frozen pizzas and ketchups among other food. But this purchase isn’t for her, everything in the cart is going to Gwinnett charities.

At A Glance

Secrets of good coupon shopping:

• Never deviate from your shopping list
• Combine manufacturer coupons with store sales
• Publix and Kroger double coupons under 50 cents
• Publix accepts almost all local competitor coupons
• Think of buy one, get one free as half-off
• If a store is always out of an item on sale, it might let you use the coupon on an alternate item

A $44.61 total becomes $4.90. This is one of her worse days.

“I was learning to coupon for myself and my own family, and I had this huge stockpile,” Bonner said. “Then I felt like I was being called to do something way better.”

So this February, Bonner started a ministry at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville called Clipping for a Cause. She encouraged church members to donate unused coupon booklets. Then, using websites like and volunteers identify coupon and store sale combinations that make items dirt cheap or even free.

“At first, I found it all overwhelming and kept saying, ‘How do you do this?’” said Karla Price of Dacula, who has been involved since March. “And then you go shopping and buy a whole bunch of things for less than a dollar and you’re like, ‘Wow, it really does work.’”

Volunteers come together every two weeks to clip from coupon books kept from the beginning of the program. Then, they divide the coupons up and shop. On her way to bring the food to local charities once a month, Bonner collects other donations as part of a mobile food drive.

In five months, Clipping for a Cause donated 5,000 items. They saved $2,220.08. And spent $95.

The program has been growing as word of its success has spread. Now about 10 people come every two weeks to clip coupons and shop.

“I got 79-cent canned goods,” said Janna Bearden of Lilburn, a newbie coupon shopper. “I thought that was a good deal but they probably don’t think that’s good.”

“Only if it’s free!” another woman piped up.

Clipping for a Cause attracted some people not only so they could help others, but also so they could learn to save money.

“I have never been a coupon shopper. I threw them away,” said Teresa Parker of Lawrenceville. But then hard times hit, and her husband lost his job. “I realized I needed to be more frugal and save money everywhere I could.”

Bonner publicizes her group and cheap coupon deals online at The blog caught the eye of Southern Savers, who contacted her to write a guest entry. After that, she was contacted by groups all over the Southeast interested in starting their own Clipping for a Cause program.

“I just wanted to be a little bitty group,” Bonner said. But now Clipping for a Cause is in eight states. She incorporated it as a nonprofit on July 13 and has the title of founder.

Bonner found herself much more busy as she started to help people hundreds of miles away emulate her success. Memories of her first delivery drive her determination.

The first time she went to make a delivery to the Lawrenceville co-op, she went in the wrong door. She saw first-hand how people were crowded like sardines sitting with their kids, waiting for their food.

“A lot of people think, ‘Oh, it’s foreign countries that have hunger problems,” Bonner said. “But it’s happening right here in our communities.”

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pictures taken by the Gwinnett Daily Post!

These were some of the photos taken last Wednesday night by the Gwinnett Daily Post! I thought they did a great job capturing every angle and aspect of what we do during our bi-weekly "clipping parties!"

Monday, August 2, 2010

Thirty-One Thermal Tote Giveaway!

Are you the type of person that is trying to save money by taking your daily lunch to work or send your child to school with a packed lunch? Want to keep items that you place in your bag cold or hot? Then I have the solution for you! I am currently "GIVING AWAY" a Multi-Dot Thermal Tote from my sister-in-law's Thirty-One Gifts! Let everyone know of this fabulous giveaway so that they can take part in it as well!

Thirty-One Gifts is a direct-sell, faith-based company. The company's name is derived from Proverb 31 - About the virtuous woman who is a hardworker, generous and worthy of rewards and praise. This company has various products for all ages which most can be monogrammed.

To be entered in this give-away leave a comment as to which Thirty-One product you love the most. To view the current Thirty-One catalog visit:
I am telling yall-you are going to love everything in the new fall catalog! Orders placed during the month of August on Amy's site have only a $1 monogramming charge. Party hostesses will receive FREE products just for getting some girlfriends together for a fun girls night! Contact Amy today to book your home show or catalog party! Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in this FREE Multi-Dot Thermal Tote Give-Away!

There are multiple ways to enter to increase your chances:

1) Leave a comment below this post about your favorite Thirty-One product(s) or something you would love to have.

2) If you have a blog or website, share this giveaway with your readers! Leave the link to the giveaway in the "comments" section.

3) Become a "follower" of "Clipping for a Cause. (If you are already a follower, leave a comment letting me know you are!)

4) Tweet or Facebook about the giveaway.

Leave a separate comment for each of the 4 ways listed after you have done each to increase your chances of winning! I will choose a winner via on Friday, August 6th!

Good Luck!

New Address For Mailing Your Expired Coupons to Military Families!

It’s time to send in your expired coupons!
Pull out all your expired, clipped coupons,
put them in labeled baggies to separate,
and mail them to our new volunteer Carly!

You have one week to mail your coupons in!
More info on the Overseas Coupon Program below:

Did you know that overseas military members and their families can use expired coupons up to six months past their expiration? Families living in a far away country are often living on one income and money may be scarce. Let’s support our military by showing them some coupon love! KCL’s, we want to come together and pool our expired coupons to send to US military families in Japan!

Eligible Coupons:

Do NOT send coupons that are over 30 days expired.
Do NOT send store coupons.
ALL manufacturer coupons are eligible: printable, blinkies, peelies (if that’s the way you roll), tear pads in addition to newspaper coupons–
They must be Manufacturer Coupons.
How do I send the Coupons?

Separate your clipped coupons into two categories: Food and Non-Food
Most bases have 2 stores. One is called the “Commissary” which is a grocery store and the other is the PX or BX which is a department store. We therefore ask you to sort the coupons into “food” and “non-food” bundles so that they can more easily be placed in the correct venue once they arrive at the base.

Label the Bundles

Try to use a baggie to separate your coupons instead of paper clips or rubber bands.

What’s Food & Non-Food?

Here’s the rule of thumb: It’s food if it can be eaten by humans, is usually eaten by humans, and is normally eaten to provide calories. For example, dog & cat food would be “Non-Food,” but Ensure or Slim-Fast would be “Food.” Vitamins would be non-food. Chewing Gum and Mints are food.

Is there a minimum donation?

No! Please send any coupons you may have. We only ask that you mail them only once a month. It will just be easier business this way!


KCL Overseas Coupon Program
Carly Romano
11357 Visby Ave
Port Charlotte, FL 33981

Sunday, August 1, 2010

132 Items Purchased for Under $5! (Thanks Catherine!!)

Catherine, a local member of "Clipping for a Cause," just sent the greatest pic to me complete with a list of the 132 items purchased and coupons she used to bring the total to less than $5. This was after 1 trip to Publix and 7 trips to different Kroger stores!!! Awesome job Catherine!!

(If you have specific questions about where each items was purchased or need the date of the coupon used, please leave a comment! I am just leaving you the exact information she sent in her email!!)

55 - Gillette Body Wash - $2.99 each
Used $2.00/1 coupon. Every 4 purchased got $4.00 back. Reduces prices to $1.99 each.

30 - Ivory Soap - $1.00 each
Used $0.50/1 coupon. Coupon doubles making each FREE

33 - Crest Toothpaste - $1.00 each
Used $0.50/1 coupon. Coupon doubles making each FREE

12 Schick Hydro 3 Razors - $5.12 each
Used $5.00/1 coupon. Paid $0.12 each = $1.44

26 Toothbrushes - $1.00 each
Used $2/2 coupon = FREE

3 Hand Soaps - $1.00 each
Used some overages to purchase these items.

8 Smart Balance Milk - $2.50
Used $2.50/1 coupon = FREE

6 Glad Wraps - $1.00
Used $0.75/1 coupon. Would be $1.50 but had overage. FREE

3 Ramen Noodles - $1.00 each
Used overage = FREE

Vitamin D - $2.99
Vitamin B - $3.59
Used Publix $6/2 coupon and $1/1 Manufacture coupon = FREE