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

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Great Deals, Great Donations! New Weekly Feature on Southern Savers!

I am so excited about a new weekly feature on the Southern Savers website! Each week, Jenny will post a comprehensive list of "Great Deals, Great Donations." This will highlight several different stores and include coupon matchups for items a food pantry, shelter or other organization would love to have! This is something that "Clipping for a Cause" can truly benefit from and it's so nice to have it all in one place! Click here for some "Great Deals, Great Donations" beginning on 10/11.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Few Freebies at Target (Through 10/16)

Thanks to Jenny over at Southern Savers for the matchups! There are a few freebies to take advantage of if you happen to be shopping at Target this week.

Recently, a few of our Clipping for a Cause shoppers have experienced some issues with cashiers not wanting to accept coupons for certain items. While we would never try to use a coupon improperly or fraudulently, it's not a good feeling to basically be accused of that by a cashier when you are clearly not doing anything wrong. Rather than getting management involved and turning it into a long and embarrasing ordeal, we have started encouraging our shoppers to be prepared and carry along a a copy of Target's coupon policy with them when they go. Call it nerdy, but to me I would rather whip that paper out then feel as though I am getting hassled for using a coupon the correct way!

RP = Red Plum Sunday Paper Insert
SS = Smart Source Sunday Paper Insert

Reach Floss (reg. price) $1-$1.50
-$1.50/2 Reach or Listerine (Target Coupon) printable
-$1 off Reach Dental Floss or Access Flosser, RP 1/03, 3/07, 5/16
(use store and mfr. coupon, makes it Free)

Glade Tough Odor Solutions Carpet & Room $1.99
-$1 off Glade Tough Odor printable
-$1 off Glade Tough Odor Solutions printable (Target coupon)
(use both makes it FREE)

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Face Wash (Travel) 97¢
-$1 off Clean & Clear product, RP 9/26
-$1 off Clean & Clear product, SS 8/01

Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit (Travel) 97¢
-$3/3 Band-Aid select products, SS 8/01

Band Aids (Travel) 97¢
-$3/3 Band-Aid select products, SS 8/01

Rayovac Batteries (in Dollar Spot) $1 ea
-$1 off Rayovac Batteries printable

Degree Deodorant (Travel) 97¢
-$1 off Degree Women’s product printable

Tide 2x Ultra Travel Size 97¢
-$1 off Tide Detergent PG 9/26

Best Ways to Donate for Free Or Pocket Change: Kroger (Through 10/16)

Thanks to Michelle at IHeartKroger for the following matchups! If you are a Kroger shopper, make sure you visit this website prior to making your grocery list! There are some great deals this week, including free cream cheese and macaroni and cheese!

SS=Smart Source

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Select Varieties 5 to 8 oz, 99¢
-$5/5 Kraft Cheese or Dairy Products here
Makes each pack FREE!!

Kraft Shapes Macaroni & Cheese Select Varieties 5.5 oz or Kraft Easy Mac or Velveeta Shells & Cheese, 49¢
-$1/2 Velveeta Shells & Cheese or Deluxe Mac & Cheese 9/26/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/7/2010)
Makes both FREE!

Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter Select Varieties 7 to 16 oz, 10/$10
-$0.50/1 Land O’ Lakes Spreadable Butter Products here (exp 11/2/2010)
Makes it FREE!

Suave Deodorant Select Varieties 2.6 oz, Suave Body Wash Select Varieties 12 oz, or Suave Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler Select Varieties 4 to 14.5 oz, $1.45
-$0.50/1 Suave Deodorant here
Makes each only $0.45!

**TIP**If you are just starting to coupon and set a few things aside to donate to your church food pantry or other local charity, keep this in mind. Non-perishables are not the only things that organizations need. Check to see if your local food bank accepts cold items too. Several do, and even if they don't, there may be another homeless shelter right around the corner that does!

For the Locals: Donate a Canned Food Item, Get a Free Chick-Fil-A Milkshake!

O.K. If you have ever had a Chick-Fil-A milkshake (great-now I am craving one at 1 a.m!) and live close to Snellville, this opportunity for a free sweet treat is for you! The Snellville Chick-fil-a across from Wal-Mart on Hwy 124 is giving away a free small milk shake if you bring in canned food items to benefit the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op. Offer ends October 15th. (Thanks for the reminder, Carole!)

Best Ways to Donate for Free Or Pocket Change: Publix (Starting 10/14)

Every Monday, I look forward to visiting IHeartPublix! Michelle does a fabulous job with this website (and her two other ones) and always gives her readers a sneak peek at the ad 2-3 days before the new sale starts! If you haven't already, I would encourage you to visit her site if you are a Publix shopper! While you are shopping for your own family, you can pick a couple of things from the list below to drop in the buggy even if it's something you can't use yourself. Why not give them to someone else who could?

The following matchups came from this site, and if you see any others, please feel free to leave a comment below!

SS = Smart Source
RP = Red Plum

Ongoing Ways to Donate For Free:

~Yakisoba Noodles, 0.60-89¢
-$0.50/1 Maruchan Yakisoba 8/29/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/31/2010); 10/10/2010 SS Insert
Free after coupon if your store doubles

~Mahatma/Water Maid Rice, as low as 89¢
-$0.50/1 Mahatma or Water Maid Products 8/29/2010 (expires 12/31/2010)
Free after coupon if your store doubles
( can use this coupon on the small skinny packs of rice too and get overage if your store allows)

This Week's Best Opportunities to Give:

Coffee-mate liquid 16 oz, 3/$5
-$1.50/1 Coffee-mate here
You pay 16¢ after coupon when you combine this coupon with the current coupon in the Publix Yellow Advantage Flyer!

Smart Balance Milk half gallon, 2/$5
-$2/1, Smart Balance Milks 9/12/2010 RP Insert (exp 10/27/2010)
Makes each carton $0.50!

Nissin Chow Mein Noodles or Ramen or Bowl Noodles, Assorted Varieties, 3.27 to 4 oz bowl, BOGO 89¢
Makes each bowl only $0.45 and this is a great staple at food banks!

Fab Laundry Detergent Powder Spring Magic or Rain Forest Scent, 3.41 lb box, BOGO $2.99
-$1/2 Fab, Dynamo or Ajax Product 5/23/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
Makes each box only $0.99 which would be a great item for you to stock up on for your own family too!

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, Assorted Varieties, 11 or 12 oz bag, BOGO $2.39
-$0.50/1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables here

Mueller’s Pasta, Assorted Varieties, 12 or 16 oz box (Excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells and Egg Noodles) BOGO $1.29
-$1/2 Mueller’s product 10/10/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/15/2010)
Get two boxes of pasta for only $0.29!

Friday, October 8, 2010

High Value $2/1 Quaker Oatmeal Printable Coupon!

You won't want to miss out on this oatmeal coupon! There is nothing like getting paid to feed your family this coupon combined with a BOGO sale at Publix will give you overage on each box!!! Hurry up and click here while you can still print it!! Remember, 2 prints per computer! (Just a side note, when you scroll down to get the coupon, it will say "save $1 off Quaker.." but once you click, it will print off a $2/1)

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at: Publix (Starting 10/8)

This week, instead of listing out all of the deals, I am going to include a direct link for the best ways you can donate to your local food bank for free or cheap this week! I don't normally do it this way, but I found that this week's ad includes more printable coupon deals than normal, and Michelle over at IHeartPublix has all of them already linked up on her "Super Deals" section! Be sure to check out the rest of the weekly ad while you are visiting her website before you make your personal shopping list! Click here for ideas on how you can make a difference in your community while you are shopping anyway!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Crest Toothpaste: Profit at Rite Aid! (Thanks T!)

This week, Crest Extra White Plus Scope Outlast toothpaste (4 ounce size) is $2.69 and you get $2.69 in Up rewards back, making it free. Even better, if you use the 9/26 P&G coupon for $1 off any 4 ounce or larger Crest toothpaste or gel, you make a $1 off the deal! (Thanks for sharing this great deal, T!)

Don't Forget to Print Your $5/$25 Rite Aid Coupon!

Now through 10/31, make sure you take advantage of $5/$25 from Rite Aid! This would be a nice one to use at Rite Aid, or, if your store considers Rite Aid a competitor (like my Publix does!) $5/$25 is a pretty good deal! After checking with customer service, I discovered that they will let you use several of these at a time, as long as your totals are in increments of $25. For ex. if you have a grocery bill of $100, you can technically print out and use 4of these coupons toward your purchase!! YIPEEEEEE! Even more savings!! Click here to print!

12 Stone Church in Lawrenceville, GA: "Clipping for a Cause" Compassion in Action Project!

Over the weekend, 12 Stone Church of Lawrenceville, GA participated in a "Clipping for a Cause" Compassion in Action Project! Lorraine Shaffer, a member responsible for heading up the whole effort, shared this information with me about what they did. I couldn't help but pass it along! What a great idea!

"The group teams did awesome! They bought over $600 worth of groceries with $200. We broke up into five teams and went to Kroger and Publix with a competition between the two stores for sales. 365 items were purchased at a average cost of 55 cents. Overall savings at Publix 73% and at Kroger 66%. We know someone at the Gwinnett Daily Post and there's suppose to be an article in the Sunday paper in the Community Section. Several of the ladies that came were already super clippers and taught the newbies. They knew more than I, which I was glad about, so it went well. We will be starting a "Clipping for a Cause" chapter at 12 Stone that will meet at my house. Kroger and Publix agreed to donate gift cards if the amount saved and bought equaled $250 per store, which we did. We will receive $250 gift cards from each store to use to buy for the Co-op. GOD is good!"
Thank you so much to 12 Stone and their Compassion in Action team for all of their hard work and success!

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Winner for the Thirty-One $50 Prize Pack: Emily!

Well, since we never heard from April Ban, a new winner was chosen this morning for the Thirty-One Gifts $50 prize pack! Via, Emily was chosen! Congratulations Emily! Please contact me about getting your prize and stay tuned for future giveaways on the "Clipping for a Cause" blog!