Friday, April 1, 2011

Tootles Blog......Hello Website!!

I just wanted to thank all of you for following the Clipping for a Cause blog over the past year or so! It has been unbelievable to witness this ministry growing in such a short amount of time! To think, we started out in a church in Lawrenceville, GA, and have expanded to other chapters across the U.S. and all the way up to Maine! Although we won't be putting updates on this blog anymore, we would LOVE for you to keep up with us on our new website at: Spread the word and encourage others to visit the site and see what we are all about! You can contact us at Also, make sure you "like" us on Facebook here Again, thank you for your support and encouragement. Each of you have been a blessing in some way to Clipping for a Cause and we are so grateful!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Congratulations to CassDalton84! Winner of the $20 Publix Gift Card!

Congratulations to CassDalton84, who guessed $0.80 for the total cost that was spent out of pocket to donate 27 boxes of Ramen Noodles and 30 Purex 3 in 1 sheets to the local food bank! The actual cost: $0.31! A quarter, a nickel and a penny is all it took to help stock the shelves and make a difference to those in need! CassDalton84 has 48 hours to respond to this post before another winner is chosen. Stay tuned for future Clipping for a Cause giveaways and thanks to everyone who participated in this one!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Last Day to Enter $20 Publix Gift Card Giveaway!

Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a $20 Publix gift card today here! All you have to do is leave a comment under the picture of items with your guess at how much total was spent out of pocket! Good luck! Winner will be chosen tonight.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fill An Easter Basket for only $3.16 at Kroger!

Michelle over at I Heart Kroger has a great resource on her site here for those of you who would like to fill your kids' Easter baskets with FREE and cheap candy!! I am all over this one! With three little ones, the bunny that comes to visit our house is extremely cheap and loves a good deal..especially on this kind of stuff! ;) Michelle lists the candy currently on sale at Kroger along with the coupon matchups for each. You can't beat getting 20 items for only $3.16!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2 Reciepts. 2 Savings of $316. Coincidence? I Think Not

I just had to share this with you. Pictured are two back-to-back receipts that we have received at checkout for Clipping for a Cause. Both have a savings equal to $316 (and some change). To me, out of all of the numbers the savings could have equaled, this is just not a coincidence.
John 3:16 states "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." These receipts are symbolic of the work that He continues to do through this ministry daily!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Harris Teeter: Super Doubles = Super Ways to Donate!

Clipping for a Cause-Charlotte has their list posted for the best ways to donate for FREE or pocket change at Harris Teeter this week!! You have got to check out this list if you live close to this store! Their super doubles sale always makes for some really great ways that you can donate to the local food bank or homeless shelter for next to nothing. In fact, just glancing at the list, I noticed 16 ways to do so for FREE! What an effortless way to help others in need. Too bad we don't have an HT here in Atlanta!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Spring! $20 Publix Gift Card Giveaway!

To kick off Spring, one lucky reader will win a $20 Publix gift card next Monday! All you have to do is leave a comment with your guess at the amount of money that was spent out of pocket to donate the above items to the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op today. It's hard to see everything pictured, so here is a list: 27 boxes of Ramen Noodles (each box contains 12 packages), 30 Purex 3-in-1 sheets (travel size), 2 bags of Halls, and 1 Kit-Kat bar! For those of us who love couponing, $20 can be stretched a LONG way. In fact, you can buy a TON more than what's pictured with a $20 gift card (hint, hint!) Good luck to you. One winner will be chosen and announced on Monday. Oh..and if you are a Clipping for a Cause ministry member and already know the total..sorry!!

(Note, the same giveaway is taking place on our Facebook page here)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Clipping for a Cause: Coupons to be Clipped Tonight at our Weekly Clipping Party!

This week, we found great deals at Walmart, Kroger and Publix. For those who don't know about us yet, we are a non-profit organization that originally formed as a ministry at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. We take donated coupon inserts, and each Wednesday night at 6pm, we clip and shop for items that will be free or nearly free in the coming week! We then divide up donations and deliver them to different organizations and charities throughout Gwinnett County. To date, we have donated over 14,600 items! We have saved over $9,000 and only spent a little over $1,000! If you are local, you are more than welcome to attend even if you have never picked up a pair of scissors and clipped a coupon in your life!

Now, onto the deals. The following list only shows coupons that will be clipped out of inserts. However, many of these items include printable coupons as well. The sites we gathered them from this week are: I Heart Publix, I Heart Kroger, I Heart the Mart and Southern Savers if you would like to view the complete lists with coupon matchups!

1) Post Cereal Fruity Pebbles, BOGO $3.25
-$0.75/1 Post Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles from 3/13/11 Smart Source
-$0.88 a box!
2) Vigo Yellow Rice, BOGO $1.29
-$0.50/1 Vigo Rice from 3/13/11 Red Plum
=FREE plus overage if your store allows!
3) Colgate Toothpaste, 6.4 oz, 10/$10
-$0.75/1 Colgate from 2/27/11 Smart Source
=$0.25 each
4) Propel Water 2/$1
-$1/2 from 2/13/11 Smart Source
5) Yakisoba Noodles, $0.79
-.50/1 from 3/13 Smart Source
=FREE plus overage if your store allows!
6) Suave Shampoo, $0.99
-.50/1 from Green Advantage Flyer (In-Store Coupon)
7) Starkist Chunk Light Tuna Packs = $1.25 Each
-$1.50/3 from 3/6/11 Red Plum
= $0.75 each pk
1) Purex 3 in 1 Sheets (Travel Size) @ $0.98
-$3/1 from 2/20 Red Plum
=FREE Plus overage if your store allows!
Kroger: (Mega Event, So Buy 10 to get $5 off and Get them for the Following Prices Listed!)
1) Dole Fruit Crisp, 2 ct. $1.49
-0.50/1 Dole Fruit Crisp from 1/9/11 Smart Source
=$0.49 each
2) Ronzoni Garden Delight, Healthy Harvest or Smart Taste Pasta, $0.49
-$1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta from 1/23 Smart Source
3) Dannon Yogurt, 4-6ct. $1.49
-$1/ Dannon 4-8 pk from 3/6 Smart Source
= $0.49
4) Sunny-D, 64 oz, $0.89
-$0.25/1 Sunny D from 1/16/11 Smart Source

Free Propel Zero at Publix!

Now through March 25th, you can free Propel Zero (710 ml) at Publix! Just use the coupon from 2/13 Smart Source for $1/2 Propel to get each bottle for FREE!

All these great deals just make for a better reason to start a filing system for your coupons if you don't already have one! Whether it's a filing cabinet with all of the inserts organized by date, or a coupon long as it works for you is what's most important!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Purex 3 In 1 Sheets: $2 Overage at Walmart!

Have any of you been brave enough to test out the new Walmart coupon policy lately? They supposedly allow overage, but I am going to have to see it to believe it! For some reason, I've never had any luck with grocery shopping or coupon usage at Walmart, so let's hope this one works!

If you can find them in stock, the Purex 3 in 1 sheets (travel size) are priced at $0.98. Using the $3/1 Purex 3 in 1 Sheets coupon from 2/20/11 Red Plum, that means they will pay YOU $2 for each! Thanks, Publix Coupon Queen!

2000 Flushes Only $1 at Walgreens!

Right now at Walgreens, they have 2000 Flushes priced BOGO at $3.99 through 3/26. (If they aren't marked, they will ring up for this price at the register). Print off two of the following coupons to get them for only $1! What a deal! Thanks, ClipShopShare!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Saved $316.09, Spent $5.75 Out Of Pocket at Publix!!

Last night I went to pickup our weekly Publix order for the food bank. Lets just say it was a new record! All of my favorite peeps were working last night and about 6 of them gathered around the register to watch each coupon scan and see that total come down! Our ministry couldn't do it without the Publix off of Fence Road in Dacula. Hands down, they have the best customer service, friendliest employees, and, not to mention, they want statistics each time we walk in the store about how much we have spent, saved, and donated to those in need! They are just as passionate about serving community members in need. It's hard to see everything pictured: nearly 30 boxes of oatmeal, 58 bags of Wacky Mac pasta, 34 packages of Maybelline eyeliner, 11 bags of Halls, 4 bags of Mahatma rice, 3 boxes of Yakisoba noodles, and 3 pkgs of Schick razors. Total saved: $316.09..Total Spent: $5.75!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carrie said it best last week at our weekly clipping party when she talked about the analogy of Jesus feeding the 5,000 and how He is also taking these donated coupons and feeding thousands with very little out of pocket too! Even being the person who was physically there last night at the store to witness the total at checkout..I am STILL in disbelief that this pile of items will be donated for little over $5!!
You can see all of the coupon matchups in this post. The other thing that really helped the total was the $10/$100 Kroger coupon that Karla donated to the ministry! We are so lucky that our store accepts competitor coupons!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lil' Hands Kids Consignment Sale to "Round Up" for Clipping for a Cause!

If you or someone else you know lives in the Dacula area, you won't want to miss the Lil' Hands Kids Sale that begins tomorrow (Wednesday) night! This annual event brings in some wonderful each year, and you can score great bargains on any and everything kid related!! This year, they are introducing the "round-up" option to all of their customers. Anyone who wants to round up their totals to the nearest dollar amount at checkout will be making a contribution to Clipping for a Cause! So..not only do you get to find great bargains on kids clothes, toys, furniture, books, etc., but you can help a great cause by doing so! Click here to visit their Facebook page and find out all of the information you need to know about this event!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Walmart Now Allows Overage!

Exciting news! Walmart updated their coupon policy and they now allow overage on coupons that exceed the price of the item! For full details and a link to the coupon policy just in case you want to print and take it with you next time, click here! Thanks for sharing Lee!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change This Week: Publix and Walmart

Here is a list of the coupons we will be clipping tonight at our weekly Clipping for a Cause meeting at First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville. The past few weeks have been unbelievable! Not only is this a growing ministry with new clippers and shoppers, but the amount of donated coupon inserts in our box has been overwhelming! If it wasn't for donated coupons, we wouldn't have a ministry! We found that Publix and Walmart provided the best ways to donate to local food banks or other charities this week. Here are the coupon matchups. Thanks to I Heart Publix and Southern Savers for the matchups!


Maybelline Eyeliner, $2.49
$2/1 Maybelline Green Advantage Flyer Coupon
$1/1 Maybelline Eyeshadow or Liner from 2/6/11 Red Plum

Wacky Mac Pasta, $0.99
.40/1 from 1/30 Smart Source
= $0.19 a bag!

New York Style Bagel Chips, BOGO $2.69
-$1/1 from 2/27 Smart Source
= $0.35 per bag

Quaker Instant Oatmeal, BOGO $2.98
-$1/1 from 1/2 Red Plum
= $0.49 per box!

Mahatma Rice, $0.99 for Valencia
-$0.50/1 from 1/23 Red Plum

Yakisoba Noodles, $0.79 a pk
-$0.50/1 from 1/2 Smart Source


Gain Fabric Sheets, 40 or 80 ct, $3 or less
-$3/1 Gain Fabric Softener Liquid or Sheets from 2/13 Red Plum
Colgate Toothpaste, $1
-.50/1 Colgate from 2/13 Smart Source

Sensodyne ProNamel Toothpaste, travel size, $0.97
-$1/1 Sensodyne ProNamel, 1/2 Red Plum

Advanced Maximum Strength Maalox Chewables, 90 ct. $4.52
-$5/1 Maalox, 1/9 Smart Source

Maybelline Money Maker! (Thanks Kellie)

Kellie emailed me to let me know of a great money maker on Maybelline eyeliner currently at Publix! At most stores, you can find this as low as $2.49 each. Stack the Publix Green Advantage Flyer Coupon for $2/1 Maybelline Cosmetic with the $1/1 Maybelline Eyeshadow or Liner coupon from 2/6/11 Red Plum and YOU could get paid up to .50 for each! Can't beat that..and you'll be "perty" without spending a dime!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Love This: CVS-The Moneymaker Giving Trip!

One of the blogs I follow, Saving and Giving, had a great post up yesterday on her moneymaking trip to CVS. The bonus: all of the items will be donated AND not one dime came out of her pocket! Please follow this link to see the coupon matchups for the above items. Thanks Jennifer!

Cheap Wacky Mac and Fab Laundry Detergent!

Carrie and Karla emailed me this morning with two great deals to stock up on or donate if the items aren't something you need or use! The first deal is for Wacky Mac pasta. Use the .40/1 coupon from 1/30 Smart Source and, if your store doubles, pay .19 for each bag! (This price is based on our local Publix which has them priced at .99 a bag.) The other deal is for Fab laundry detergent. Currently, this is BOGO at Publix for $3.99. When you use the $1.00/2 coupon from yesterday's Smart Source, it makes each bottle only $1.50 for 32 loads! OR.. if you have a filing system for your coupons saved the Smart Source insert from 10/3/2010, there is a .50/1 coupon making them only $1 each! That's a deal! If you are local and familiar with Family Promise of Gwinnett, they are completely out of laundry detergent. This would be a great way for you to add something to your cart this week for someone else in need!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

303 Items. A Donation of $70. Saved: $309.00, Spent $68.77!

Two weeks ago, I was invited to my aunt's company, United Supply in Norcross, Georgia, to teach some of her co-workers how to start couponing. I enjoyed every single second. To be able to "pay-it-forward" for something that my neighbor taught me only 14 months ago is a feeling unlike any other! Before I left, they handed me a $70 donation for Clipping for a Cause that they had collected in the office. One of the employees asked for a picture and breakdown of what their monetary donation purchased, and as you can see, pictures are worth a thousand words!!!

Total Spent Out of Pocket: $68.77
Total Savings: $309.00


20 boxes of Buitoni Fettucini
40 cans of Hunt's tomato sauce
84 jars of baby food
7 pks of Schick Razors (2 ct)
6 pks of Yakisoba Noodles
21 cans of Progresso soup
13 boxes of Brownie mix
40 cans of Spaghetti-O's
2 bags of Mahatma Rice
50 cans of Carnation milk
20 rolls of Mentos (we made 50 cents off of each one!)

"She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy." Proverbs 31:20

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bayer Moneymaker at Publix! (Thanks Lee!)

Fellow Clipping for a Cause ministry member, Lee, stumbled across a great deal at Publix the other day! She found these booklets, "Health Look," at her Publix in the pharmacy section. There are great Publix coupons inside, including one for $2/1 Bayer Aspirin (exp. 2/28)

This coupon makes for a great deal and even overage if your store allows:

Bayer Low Dose Chewable 32 ct, $2.39
-$2/1 Bayer Asprin Publix Coupon Health Look Booklet
-$1/1 Bayer Low Dose or Bayer Aspirin Product 1/30/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
-$1/1 Bayer Aspirin Low Dose or 325mg 1/2/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
= FREE Plus Overage!

Thanks Lee!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Congratulations Cindy!! Winner of the (5) $3/1 Coupons!

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway for the Gain coupons! The winner, number 16, was chosen via Cindy left the 16th comment and she has 48 hours to respond to this post to claim her prize. If for some reason we don't hear from Cindy, another winner will be chosen on Thursday. We look forward to doing future giveaways on Clipping for a Cause and are grateful to Crystal over at the Coupon Beat for hosting this one!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Don't Forget to Enter to Win the (5) $3/1 Gain Coupons!

You still have a few more days to enter to win the (5) $3/1 Gain coupons here! Remember, you can enter once daily through Monday. I will choose a winner via at 9pm. These coupons will make the fabric softener free or very cheap at most places! Good luck and have a great weekend!

Saved $170.79, Spent $67.08 (Personal Grocery Trip)

I LOVE the Italian Days sale at Publix! I look forward to stocking up on these particular items every very little cost! Although it is hard to tell in the picture, I purchased between 50-60 canned goods yesterday! One of the best deals was 20 cans of the Hunt's tomato sauce for only $1.80 total! I hardly ever do it, but had to make an exception and go to two different stores yesterday. Who knew that the toilet paper being the penny item could get me so how times have changed!! I didn't do the coupon matchups for you this time, because most of the items pictured are included in the coupon matchups I did in this post a few days ago! Of course, I did have to add a few non-coupony things to the cart, like bananas, milk, celery, carrots, oh and that bag of Valentine's conversation hearts for .50 that caught my eye last minute! ;)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mentos Moneymaker!

Why not get paid to have fresh breath?! Right now, Publix has the Mentos Mixed Fruit or Mint Roll, 1.32 oz, on sale for .50 each! Use the .50/1 coupon in the 2/6/11 Smart Source insert to make .50 off of each pack if your store doubles!! If your store doesn't double, you still get it for FREE! Besides, it will make for a great pairing with all of that cheap Cole's garlic bread you will be stocking up on while you are there! ;)

Giveaway! (5) $3/1 Coupons for Gain Fabric Softener (FREE Many Places After Coupon!)

Crystal over at the Coupon Beat has offered to host a giveaway for Clipping for a Cause followers! One lucky reader will win (5) $3/1 Gain coupons. There are several different scenarios you could follow to score each box of fabric softener sheets for FREE:
Dollar General: Gain Fabric Softener Sheets (60 ct.), $2.75
=FREE after Coupon!

Family Dollar: Gain Fabric Softener Sheets (60 ct.), $3
=FREE after Coupon!

Dollar General & Family Dollar: Gain Fabric Softener Sheets (40 ct.), $2
=FREE after Coupon!

Walmart: Gain Fabric Softener 40 ct box,$1.87
=FREE after coupon!
To win, simply leave a comment below on why you would like to win these!
You can leave a comment once a day!
Also, you can earn extra entries. BUT, make sure you leave a SEPARATE comment for each of the following:
1) Become a Facebook follower of Clipping for a Cause. If you already are, just let me know!
2) Head on over to the Coupon Beat and let me know what you like best about what Crystal offers.
3) Become a follower of Clipping for a Cause via Google Friend Connect. If you already are, let me know.
4) Follow the Coupon Beat on Facebook!
This giveaway ends on Monday, 2/21 at 9pm. Good Luck!
Special thanks to Crystal for hosting this giveaway. I can't brag on her coupon clipping site enough. Just two weeks ago, I forgot to get my inserts on Sunday (yikes!) and really wanted those coupons! I ordered whole inserts for .75 each-SHIPPED!! She responded to emails within 5 minutes and my coupons shipped within two days from another state! :) I highly recommend Coupon Beat!

New Blog and Clipping for a Cause Chapter! Crossroads Fellowship!

If you have a second click here to visit one of the newest Clipping for a Cause chapters: Crossroads Fellowship! For those of you who have a Harris Teeter close by, it's Super Doubles week! While we don't have this store in Atlanta, I sure wish we did when this sale comes around! You can score some great deals and even better, you can help stock the shelves of local food pantries for next to nothing out of pocket! I am lovin' the FREE Betty Crocker Potatoes, FREE Campbell's soup, and FREE Yakisoba!! Thanks to Ashley and her team for their hard work with this effort!

Unbelievable Freebies and Deals at Publix This Week = Great Ways to Donate!!

Tonight at our weekly Clipping for a Cause meeting at First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, the scissors will be smokin'! There are so many great freebies starting tomorrow (today in some areas) which means a ton of options for donating to our local food banks and homeless houses!
During any given week, we receive about 50-70 donated coupon inserts. We have a designated box set up at the church where members place their whole inserts, and from those, we clip and shop for the items that will be free or nearly free! Our one year anniversary is fast approaching, and I am getting so excited to share how much we have saved throughout the past 12 months and how little has been spent on making a huge difference!
Below are the coupons we will be clipping tonight. We will then place an order at the Publix in Dacula (Fence Road). Since it is a large quantity of items we always place an order, and they call in 5-6 days with the cart (s)filled and ready to be picked up!
Publix Starting Thursday
Bertolli Pasta Sauce 15 to 24 oz (excludes Organic), BOGO $2.57
-$1.50/2 Bertoli Pasta Sauce Insert Coupon 2/13/2011 Red Plum Insert Regional (.64)

Progresso Soup 18.5 to 19 oz, BOGO $2.29
-$1/4 Progresso Soup Cans 2/13/2011 General Mills Insert (exp 4/9/2011)-$1/4 Progresso Soups 1/16/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 3/12/2011)-$1/4 Progresso Soup 1/2/2011 General Mills Insert (exp 2/26/2011)
(.64 cents with Publix and manuf)

Buitoni Pasta, Fettuccine, 9 oz pkg, BOGO $2.39
-$1/1 Buitoni Pasta or Sauce 1/2/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 3/31/2011)Pay just 20¢ per item after coupon!

Green Giant Canned Vegetables 11 to 15.25 oz can (excluding Specialty and Asparagus Cuts), BOGO $1.29
Pay as little as 40¢ per can!

Hunt’s 100% Natural Tomatoes, 28 to 29 oz can, BOGO $1.89
-$0.45/3 Hunt’s Canned Tomatoes 1/23/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 3/13/2011)
(Only .43 each!)
Ronzoni Pasta 12 to 16 oz box (excluding Healthy Harvest), BOGO $1.39
-$1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight 1/23/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 3/31/2011) (if included)
-$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011) (if included)
Even if these varieties aren't included, still a great deal! Otherwise, FREE!)
Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food 4 oz jar, BOGO $.87
Pay just 29¢ per jar after coupon!
Wish Bone Dressing 16 oz, BOGO $2.19
-$1/1 Wish-Bone or Wish-Bone Western Dressing 1/30/2011 Red Plum Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
-$0.50/1 Wish-Bone or Wish-Bone Western Dressing 1/30/2011 Red Plum Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
As low as FREE plus overage if your store accepts Target as a competitor

Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent 25 to 32 ct, BOGO $6.99
-$2.25/1 Finish Quantum Dishwasher Detergent 1/2/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 2/21/2011)
-$0.50/1 Finish Dishwashing Detergent Target Coupon 2-13-10 Smart Source Insert
As low as 75¢ per item if your store accepts Target as a competitor!

Totino’s Party Pizza 9.8 to 10.9 oz, 4/$5
-$0.50/3 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza products 2/13/2011 General Mills Insert (exp 5/7/2011)
-$1/5 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza Products 1/30/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 4/23/2011)
-$0.75/2 Totino’s Pizza 1/30/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 4/23/2011)(Depends on what coupon we have..could be .64 a piece)

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables 7 to 10 oz, 10/$10
-$0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables 2/13/2011 General Mills Insert (exp 4/9/2011)
-$0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables 1/2/2011 General Mills Insert (exp 2/26/2011)
.54 each with these coupons

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix 12.9 oz to 21.5 oz, $1.99
-$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Brownie or Dessert Mixes 2/13/2011 General Mills Insert (exp 3/26/2011)
As low as FREE if your store doubles!
Chef Boyardee, 7oz 5/$3
-.35/3 from 1/2/11 Smart Source
$2/5 Publix Coupon from 2/6/11 Smart Source
(Buy 10, Use 3 .35/3 Coupons and 2 $2/5 Publix Coupons = FREE Plus Overage if your store Doubles!)

Hunt’s 100% Natural Tomato Sauce 8 oz, 6/$2
Pay just 9¢ per item after coupon
Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk 12 oz can, $.99
-$0.50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk 1/23/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
Pay just 49¢ per can if your store doubles!
Regular Deals:
Mahatma Rice .50/1 from 1/23/11 RP (Makes each Bag FREE if your store doubles)
Yakisoba .50/1 from 1/2/11 SS (Makes them FREE if your store doubles)
**Please note: This is just a compiled list of coupons that we will be clipping. This does not include all links and matchups for items listed above. For a full list of Super Deals at Publix along with the weekly ad/coupon matchups, visit I Heart Publix!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Don't Forget..We are on Facebook!

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4,048 Items Collected and Distributed During Yesterday's 1st Annual "Love Thy Neighbor" Valentine's Food Drive!!!!

(Above: Preparing to take the second trip of the day to Lawrenceville Co-op and first trip to the Quinn House in Lawrenceville)

(Below: James, husband of Clipping for a Cause member, volunteered his time (and truck!) to make deliveries for us. Couldn't have done it without his help! Above: Two of the vehicles leaving to make deliveries! They were packed full with over 1,000 items.)

(Above: Lee C., ministry member, got her neighborhood involved and collected over 400 items! Left: 5-2 Ministry of Grayson got involved and collected an amazing 1,334 items that were distributed to the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op!!!)

(Right: My friend Michelle was a Godsend yesterday! She got out of the car to pick up and count the items during the mobile drive in several neighborhoods! Below: A picture of the back of Lee's car during their pickups that were delivered to the North Gwinnett Co-op!)

(Below Left: A volunteer sorting and counting items at the Lawrenceville Co-op. Over 1,000 items were delivered here alone. Below right: Our spare room at the house was temporarily converted to a interim food bank!)

4,048 items donated to the needy in one day has been one of very few things in my lifetime that has left me speechless (for those who know me, I kinda like to talk!) To say the least, our first annual "Love Thy Neighbor" Valentine's Food Drive" was an overwhelming success. Clipping for a Cause cannot begin to thank each one of you who participated in this effort. Your passion for blessing others-- neighbors who could very well live right next door--was overwhelming. It was an amazing thing to witness His work in bringing the whole community together yesterday.
To me, some of the greatest moments about this event were the emails I received with updates throughout the drive. "We have 10 neighborhoods signed up to participate on our end!" "1,334 items were dropped off at the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op today!" "The donation box is completely full at Wells and pouring out onto the floor!" "We are on our second car load to the Lawrenceville Co-op!" You could feel and hear the excitement, even without seeing that person face to face. In a world where the chaos never seems to cease and you cannot turn on the 5 o'clock news without hearing about all of the bad, yesterday seemed to magically erase all of the negative.
I am without words. Unfortunately, there aren't any that exist that could possibly begin to articulate my gratitude. Thank you for spreading the love you have for your neighbor and turning this effort into something more than we could have ever imagined. The very essence of this Valentine's Day Food Drive was summed up in one word: LOVE.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Spaghetti-O's: 19 Cents at Publix This Week!

The Original cans (and a few other varieties) are priced at $1.09 at Publix. There is a store coupon on the back of this week's ad for .50/1 can of Spaghetti-O's. Combine that with the .40/2 coupon from 12/12 Smart Source and you can get each can for just .19 (if your store doubles)!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Cashier Ran Out of Paper Today!!!

This was a great problem to have at Publix today.

Just thought you might like to see how long the receipt was for the below post. Keep in mind, we had to fold it once and stand on a ladder in order for it to fit in the picture.

Saved $365.73, Spent $49.63!!!

WOW. UNBELIEVABLE. BLESSING. Those are just a few of the words that come to mind when I see this picture with everything laid out from today's trip to Publix. They called telling me my order was ready at customer service and I knew that this week was going to be a record. Not only did we have more coupon inserts donated than ever before by church members, but we received a few monetary donations AND more clippers joined the ministry this past week! Being in awe is an understatement. Thank you for following this blog and effort. It is not an individual effort and it takes people like you spreading the word and using your own coupons to "clip for a cause" in order to pay it forward.
The coupon matchups for the items pictured are in the below post about the coupons we clipped at our meeting on Feb. 2nd.
But, here is a breakdown of everything purchased:
(28) Krusteaz Muffins
(6) Yakisoba Noodles
(13) Mt. Olive Pickles
(20) Jolly Time Popcorn
(13) Dove Deodorant
(48) Carefree Pantiliners
(26) Knorr Pasta Sides
(46) Campbell's Soup
(2) Maalox
(23) Bandaids
(17) Rotel Tomatoes
(19) Mahatma Rice

Monday, February 7, 2011

Publix And Their Coupon Policy

There has been a lot of chatter on various blogs and websites throughout the past few months about Publix and some of their stores changing the way they handle coupons. This information was sent to me by Lee C. (reader and member of Clipping for a Cause), and it was something that all of the cashiers at her local Sugar Hill store received a copy of in a meeting about coupons. To me, everything seems pretty similar to how my favorite Publix on Fence Road in Dacula handles coupons. If you notice changes at your local store, leave a comment below this post!

Attention Cashiers:
Coupons we Take:
-All Manufacturer (not expired)
Store Coupons:
-Rite Aid ($5/$25), ($4/$20)
-Limit 1 $5 or $4 coupon per customer
(Customer = one person)
-Walgreens ($$ off)
Coupons We Don't Take:
-Coupons without an expiration date
Store Coupons We Don't Take:
-Expired store coupons
-Dollar General
-Dollar Tree
-Coupons that don't specify where they are from
-Video coupons
Don't forget we take one store coupon and one manufacturer coupon per item!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Coupons Clipped by Clipping for a Cause on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd! (Publix and Target!)

Here are the best ways we found to donate for free or pocket change that we found this week at Publix and Target. We found a few to add to last week's list at Kroger, but the deals we found ended Saturday, so I won't post them since those particular sales are over. Placing the order for the 61 Reach toothbrushes last week at Kroger was the most exciting purchase we've made there in a while!! We ended up saving over $100 and only spending a few dollars in tax!
This week, there was a record number of coupon inserts donated! Before I even begin to type anything else about the coupons we clipped, I just want to thank the members of this ministry who go unnoticed...our coupon angels! These are the people who religiously donate their coupon inserts to the ministry each week and without them, we wouldn't exist!
I think back to our first meetings in March when many times, it was just me in the room. I felt in my heart that I had been called to lead this effort, and and that no matter what, I had to be obedient to that calling. Even if it was just me and a few coupons to clip, those 5-10 items were more than the food banks had the day before, right?!
To think how far it's come! With anywhere up to 15 people in the room clipping on Wednesday nights and a large box overflowing with coupons to clip..we continue to be in awe of His work in this growing ministry!
So..this week I am combining the lists of coupons we clipped Wednesday night into one post. When we placed our Publix order for items to be donated, it totaled a little over 300!!!
SS = Smart Source
RP = Red Plum
Publix Starting 2/3
Mt Olive Pickles, Selected Varieties, 16 to 46 oz jaror Pickle or Jalapeno Pepper Slices Pak, 4 pk, 3.7 oz cont, BOGO $2.79
-$0.50/1 Mt. Olive Pickles, Peppers or Relish Product, any – 01/30/2011 SS-$1/1 Mt. Olive Pickles, Peppers or Relish Product, any – 01/30/2011 SS (Makes each .39)

Knorr Sides, Assorted Varieties, 3.8 to 6.4 oz pouch, BOGO $1.29-$0.50/2 Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
(Makes each pkg .15)

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 SS Insert
(exp 2/28/2011)
(Makes each .29)

Rotel Diced Tomatoes, 10oz can, BOGO $1.39
-$0.30/1 Rotel Diced Tomatoes 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/13/2011)
$.75/3 Rotel diced tomatoes 10 oz Yellow Adv Buy Flyer (Makes each .09 and -.47 with Yellow Flyer!!!)

Campbell’s Condensed Soup or Soup at hand, 10.5-11.5oz can or 10.75oz cup, or Ready to Serve Bowl, 15.4oz bowl (excluding Won Ton, Cream of Shrimp, and Oyster Stew), 10/$10
-$0.40/3 Campbell’s Condensed Soup 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/15/2011)
-$0.50/3 Campbell’s Healthy Request Soups 1/2/2011 SS Insert
(exp 2/13/2011)
-$0.40/2 Campbell’s Condensed Soups 12/12/2010 SS Insert (exp 2/15/2011)
(Makes each can .60)
Dove Deodorant, Reported to be $2.99
-$1/1 Degree or Dove Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, any 2.6 to 3 oz
(Publix Green Advantage Flyer found in store)
-$2/1 Dove deodorant or body mist no trial or travel sizes 1/30/2011 Red Plum Insert (exp 2/27/11)
Combine both coupons (store and manufacturer) to get each for FREE!
Regular Deals:
Mahatma Rice .50/1 from 1/23/11 RP (Makes each Bag FREE)
Yakisoba .50/1 from 1/2/11 SS (Makes them FREE)
Target Freebies!

Olay Single Bar – $.97
$1/1 Olay Facial Product 1/16/2011 P&G Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
=FREE + $.03 PROFIT (*Note..someone also located 41 coupons for "Free Secret Deodorant WYB one Olay Product" that we clipped. Not sure which insert that one came from!)
Maalox Advanced Fruit Chews (65 ct)-$3.79
Maalox Advanced Liquid (12 oz)-$4.54
$5/1 Maalox 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/1/2011)
= FREE (either product) + PROFIT

Gas-X Chewables (18 ct) – $3.99
$4/1 Gas-X Prevention Product 12/12/2010 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)

Carefree Original Pantiliners, 22 ct. – $.97
$0.50/1 Carefree Product 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
= $.47 ea.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentine's Day "Love Thy Neighbor" Drive Fast Approaching!

We are just days away from our first annual "Love Thy Neighbor" Valentine's Day Food Drive!
The response to help has been an overwhelming blessing! Several local neighborhoods have signed up to participate in the mobile drive that day. Neighbors have been asked to place one bag of non-perishables outside of their doors to be picked up and delivered for them. What an easy way to help the needy..and so much appreciated!

Wells Real Estate Funds of Norcross has even placed a large box in their main lobby so that employees can donate items for the next week or so! So far, just their company alone has collected over 100 items!

5-2 Ministry of Grayson, GA (a ministry who also uses coupons and "pocket change" to purchase items for the needy) is also on board to help! All of the items collected by 5-2 will be going directly to the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op that day. In one day, this food bank serves up to 90 families. Needless to say, since the holidays, their shelves have become bare at times. However, their faith is strong, and they urge people like you to add a few extra items to your cart to donate.

So far, over 600 items have been collected! (Not all items are pictured) Remember, even if you aren't local, you can still help! "Show the love" and organize your own drive. Even if you just email your closest friends and family members, and collect 20 items, that is 20 more items than the food banks had before!

Our goal is still to collect 3,000 items that day! They will then be divided and distributed beween various organizations throughout Gwinnett County: Villa Lodge and Suites of Lawrenceville, The Quinn House, Family Promise of Gwinnett, and Lawrenceville Co-op.

For more information on how you can help or become involved with this effort, please email me!

Huggies Goodnites $1.50 a Pack!

Patty found the Huggies Goodnites, 12 count priced 2/$10.99 at Publix. If you find the same use the following:
-$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers 1/23/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 2/19/2011)
-$2.50/1 package of Pull-Ups Training Pants or Goodnites Underwear Publix coupon "Start Your Year Out with Big Savings" Booklet
After combining both coupons, you’ll pay $1.50 per package.
Thank you Publix Coupon Queen!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ways to Donate this Week at Bi-Lo (Thanks Clipping for a Cause, Charlotte!)

Emily over at Clipping for a Cause, Charlotte has the best ways that you can donate to area food banks for free or pocket change this week! I am loving the free facial tissue and tortillas! :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Free Dove Deodorant at Kroger AND Publix!

Through Saturday at Kroger, you can get free Dove deodorant! Here's how:

Dove or Degree Deodorant, Select Varieties, 2.6 to 3 oz, $2.00
-$2/1 Dove Deodorant or Body Mist 1/30/2011 Red Plum Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
Makes each FREE

OR if you are a Publix shopper, you can get it for free by doing this:
Dove Deodorant, Reported to be $2.99
-$1/1 Degree or Dove Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, any 2.6 to 3 oz (Publix Green Advantage Flyer found in store)
-$2/1 Dove deodorant or body mist no trial or travel sizes 1/30/2011 Red Plum Insert (exp 2/27/11)
Combine both coupons (store and manufacturer) to get each for FREE!

If you do not particularly care for this brand and don't need it for yourself, consider picking up a few and donating them to someone else! During the month of March, First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville will be collecting personal care items for the residents at Villa Lodge and Suites (a low income hotel where families pay by the week). This deodorant would be a GREAT donation to add to the others!

If you ever have questions about specific locations to donate, addresses, contact information, how and where to do so, please email me or leave a comment on the blog!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

61 FREE Reach Toothbrushes Ordered at Kroger!

During Kroger's mega sale last week (ended Saturday), Clipping for a Cause was able to take 61 donated coupons to Kroger and place a large order for Reach Toothbrushes! Total cost: just tax!! So, if you know of a local organization that could really use this many toothbrushes, please leave a comment below! Thanks to Catherine for doing the shopping and to Kroger for allowing us to place an order using this many coupons!

2nd Annual "Run For Food" 5K

This information was obtained directly from the Southeast Gwinnett Co-ops monthly newsletter. I wanted to pass it along especially to those in the area who have a passion for helping the needy and enjoy running/walking in 5K's too!! Please consider participating in this great annual event!

Come join your friends and neighbors as we work to make the second annual Run for Food 5K Run a great success! The run will be Saturday April 16th at 9 am (8am check in and registration). You can sign up on-line today here! On-line sign up will be a HUGE help to us, please sign up soon!

We are asking all runners to offer others the opportunity to sponsor them for the Run for Food 5K! The minimum sponsorship is $15 for entry, but we hope you will join us to raise additional funds as we reach out to provide food to those who are hungry!

Please help us get out the word for our Run for Food 5K by forwarding this to your family and friends!

Great Ways to Donate for Free Or Pocket Change at: Publix (Through Wednesday or Thursday)

Thank you to I Heart Publix for the following matchups! Remember, these are great items to not only add to your own stockpile, but to donate to others if you don't need them! If you haven't started a filing system yet for your coupons, make a goal in 2011 to get more organized! While it takes some time in the beginning, the rewards are WELL worth it! Everyone is different, but for mine, I just have a filing cabinet with different sections labeled, "Smart Source," "Red Plum," "General Mills," "P&G" and "Store Coupons." I have a piece of paper in between each week of inserts dividing them. It's so easy to flip that way to the week you need, and this way, it's out of sight and not taking up a whole section of your room!

SS = Smart Source
RP = Red Plum
GM = General Mills
PG = Proctor & Gamble

French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, 14 oz, BOGO $1.97
-$0.30/1 French’s Classic Mustard 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp
If your store doubles, it makes each .38)

New York Texas Toast, 10 to 16 oz box, 50% off
-$0.40/1 New York Brand Frozen Product 11/14/2010 SS Insert (exp 2/14/2011)
(If your store doubles, they will be as low as .30-.40 a box!!)

V8 Splash Beverage or Diet V8 Splash, Assorted Varieties, 64 oz bot, BOGO $2.79
-$1/2 V8 Splash Juice 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/13/2011)
(Makes each .90)

Campbell’s Chunky Soup, Assorted Varieties, 18.6 to 15.25 oz bowl, BOGO $2.39
-$0.50/2 Campbell’s Chunky or Select Harvest Soup 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/13/2011)

Regular Deals:
Mahatma Rice .50/1 from 1/23/11 RP (Makes each Bag FREE-.19 if your store doubles)

Yakisoba .50/1 from 1/2/11 SS (Makes them FREE if your store doubles)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Free Glad Force Flex! (If Your Store Considers Walgreens a Competitor)

While I was at Publix today, I discovered that the $3.99 deal on Glad trash bags applies to the Force Flex bags as well! If you were able to snag any of the $3/1 printables (no longer available) from a few weeks ago, you can combine those with this $1/1 Walgreens coupon here to get a 20 count package for FREE! When you go to the home page, look all the way to the bottom of their website and under "Walgreens Stores" you will see a link that directs you to "Store Coupons" and that is where it is! Remember, you can print twice per computer.

Coupons for $.07 Each! Thursday Only at Coupon Beat!

Crystal over at the Coupon Beat wanted me to let you know that she is running an awesome special TODAY only! She is charging only $0.07 each plus a little for shipping!! That is a steal! So for those who missed getting the Sunday paper 2 weeks ago and haven't stopped beating yourself up about it, or you just want 10 more Mahatma Rice coupons, head on over to this great coupon clipping service here and place your order! Thanks Crystal!

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Record! Saved $196.66, Spent only $1.79!! All Items to Be Donated!

I could hardly wait to share my shopping trip to Publix today with you! To see the shopping cart overloaded with items, I couldn't help but think about the people we see each week waiting in a long line for the co-op doors to open, or the homeless men that help us unload food at the Quinn House. I am grateful to God for working through each of us to do what we can to help the needy! To know that 32 boxes of Yakisoba noodles, 22 4-pks of YoPlus, 4 4pks of Fiber One, 12 boxes of Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 16 packs of Stayfree pantyliners,16 bags of Halls, and 1 bag of Kraft Mac N Cheese were purchased for only $1.79 is nothing short of a miracle. Here are the matchups:

(32) Yakisoba Noodles @ .79
USED: (32) .50/1 from 1/2/11 Smart Source + Had a Rain Check for (10) Yakisoba Noodles at BOGO .79
*Made each pk FREE plus overage

(22) 4 pks of YoPlus Yogurt @ $1
USED: (22) .50/1 from 1/2/11 General Mills & 1/16/11 Smart Source
*Made each 4 pk FREE!

(4) 4 pks of Fiber One Yogurt @ $1.25
USED: Rain Check for BOGO $2.50 and after .50/1 coupon it made each only .25!

(12) Quaker Instant Oatmeal @ $1.49
USED: (12) $1/1 from 1/2/11 Red Plum
Each box was only .49!

(16) Stayfree Pantyliners @ $2.85-$4.49
USED: (8) BOGO coupons from 1/9/11 Smart Source
(8) $1/1 11/7/10 Red Plum
(16) $1/1 Green Advantage Flyer (exp. 1/28)

(16) Halls Cough Drops @ .74
USED: (16) .35/1 1/2/11 Smart Source
Each bag was only .4!

(1) Kraft Homestyle Mac N Cheese @ $1.30
USED: (1) $1/1 1/16/11 Smart Source
Only .30!

Total Saved: $196.66
Total Spent: $1.79

*Note: All of the above items will be divided among different organizations throughout Gwinnett County depending on immediate needs at each.

Also, the Publix at Auburn Road in Dacula allows us to place an order at the beginning of each week so that we are mindful of other shoppers and never wipe the shelves!