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!

Great New Printables for Upcoming 50% Off Kellogg's Sale at Publix!

I was so excited when I opened up my email this morning to find some one from Kellogg's with great printables included in it! I thought I would pass the info along in case any of you want to take advantage of the Saturday and Sunday only sale going on at Publix this weekend! All Pop-Tarts and Kellogg's cereals will be 50% off. With these coupons, you will definitely score a great deal. You may have to register if you haven't been to this site before, but it's free and well worth it. Some of my favorites were $1/3 Pop-Tarts,
.50/1 Kellogg's Cinnabon Cereal, .70/1 Cocoa Krispies, and .70/1 Raisin Bran! Click here to view the complete list!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2 Great Freebies at Kroger Thru 1/22!

1. Colgate Toothpaste
-$1/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/5/2011)
-$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 1/22/2011)
FREE after coupon!

2. Best Life Buttery Spread
-$1/1 Bestlife Butter Products 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/2/2011)
FREE after coupon!

Thanks I Heart Kroger!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2011 Family Promise Bed Race is Fast Approaching!

What is Family Promise of Gwinnett? The Family Promise of Gwinnett Network Program brings shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes. Family Promise of Gwinnett Networks are a cost-efficient, effective, and replicable community response to family homelessness.

Clipping for a Cause assists Family Promise by clipping coupons and purchasing items such as laundry detergent and personal care items at a fraction of the normal cost.

One way you can get involved this year to help raise money and awareness of this wonderful organization is to volunteer in the 2011 Bed Race!!

As you can see from the picture above (taken at last year's event) this is a day of fun that will raise funds and awareness to benefit
homeless children and their families in Gwinnett County.

When: Saturday, April 16th 2011

Time: 10am-3pm; Bed Race begins at 11:30am!

What: A competitive Bed Race around Gwinnett's Historic Courthouse. Family fun includes inflatables, face painting, food and more!

Where: Gwinnett's Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville.

Admission: Free for spectators! Entry fee for Bed Race Teams is $100 per team (Deadline to Enter the Race is March 31st). Pay Entry Fee Now or mail your check to: Family Promise of Gwinnett County, P.O. Box 1250, Snellville, GA 30078. Can't attend, but would like to support their efforts? For more information on becoming an event sponsor contact Kurt Witter @ 404-372-5304.

Bed Race Information: Contact Brent Bohanan @ 678-376-8950 or visit the website here.

List of Items Needed Immediately at Southeast Gwinnett Co-op:

The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is a food bank serving families in the Snellville area. The following information was gathered from My Snellville Blog. Thank you so much for compiling this great list of most needed items! If you would like to donate items or find out more about how to "clip for a cause," please let me know!

The food bank is either completely out of the following, or they will be out of the following items by the end of today:

Pork n beans
Canned meat (any, but especially need tuna and salmon)
Dry beans
Ramen noodles
Canned milk
Saltine crackers
Peanut butter
Toilet paper

Not completely out yet, but would like to have:

NOTE: If you can only give a few food items, please give from the most needed list above.

Baking mixes (like Bisquick)
All condiments except mustard
Cooking oil

Will need soon:
Canned peas
Canned chili

If you would like more information about the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op, please visit their website directly here

Online monetary donations are also welcomed.

They are located at 1200 Athens Highway, Grayson GA 30017 .

Food can usually be dropped off anytime, but the best days/hours are Tuesday between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., and Thursday between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

There was also a recent article written about director, Laura Drake, that is inspirational to say the least. To see this article, click here

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Carrie's (Member of Clipping for a Cause) $11.05 Trip to Publix While Saving $36

I know I usually try and do the coupon matchups for you and apologize for not having them! I just had to share this picture with you though as it still amazes me what you can buy for your family with just $11! While saving over $36, Carrie managed to purchase peanut butter, bread, boxes of cereal, smoothie mix, etc. for very little! While the couponing process may seem a little time consuming and confusing right at first, as you can see, it totally pays off!

Awesome Nature Valley Granola Bars/Cheerios Deal at Kroger this Week!

Jennifer over at Saving and Giving has a great scenario up on her blog on how to purchase 6 Boxes of Nature Valley Granola Bars & 2 Cheerios for only $3.94 this week at Kroger! If you are a Kroger shopper, make sure you visit her site before you go to take advantage of this great deal!

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at Bi-Lo and Harris Teeter (Thanks Clipping for a Cause: Charlotte!)

Emily over at Clipping for a Cause Charlotte has her lists up for Bi-Lo and Harris Teeter. As she puts it on her blog, anytime you have to follow freebies from Super Doubles or Triples week, it's hard to get excited about the next ad! However, I think you will find that she's put together some great deals! If you haven't already, make sure you visit her blog and check out the Charlotte team's progress!

Great Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change at: Publix Starting 1/13

Sorry for the lack of posts the past few days! We definitely got the winter weather here in Atlanta that others had warned us about and we are on day 3 of being stuck at my mom and dad's house..unable to drive anywhere! Not that I am complaining! This is the absolute best place to be in a winter storm. In fact, we have joked around that it's like a free trip to Colorado with our very own lodge. We have had a blast sledding on their 7 acres and have enjoyed every minute. The only bummer is that because of the weather, my local Publix has not received its regular truck deliveries. Right now, just about any store you visit locally is out of milk, bread, and other essentials. I haven't seen anything like it! Because of this, our weekly order that we place for the food banks had to be cancelled. I was so excited about the 40 jars of peanut butter and 40 packs of muffin mix that we were going to deliver.'s in God's hands and Mother Nature is out of our control! But..look at all of the things we (and you!) can donate starting tomorrow at Publix!

**Note: Several items that I list on the blog to donate are frozen or cold items. It's best to double check before dropping items off yourself to a local food bank or homeless shelter that they accept cold/frozen items. If you are in the Gwinnett County area, The Quinn House and Southeast Gwinnett Co-op in Grayson both do.

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix, Assorted Varieties, 8 or 10 ct box (Excluding No Sugar Added, Pick-Me-Up, Great Start and Sensible Sweets), BOGO $1.99
-$0.50/2 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa All You Jan 2011 (exp 3/31/2011)
Makes each box .50

Progresso 100% Natural Broth Chicken, Regular or Reduced Sodium or Beef Flavor, 32 oz carton, BOGO $2.59
-$0.40/1 Progresso Broth 11/21/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 1/15/2011)
If your store doubles, you pay only 50¢ per carton!

Welch’s Essentials Juice Cocktail Blend, Concord Grape, Concord Grape Cranberry, or White Grape Peach Mango, 64 oz bot, BOGO $3.25
-$1/1 Welch’s Light Concord Grape Juice Beverage printable(exp 2/2/2011)
-$1/1 Welch’s Essentials Juice Cocktail 10/31/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
You pay only 63¢ per bottle after coupon

Ronzoni Pasta Selected Varieties 12 to 16 oz box (Excluding Healthy Harvest, Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, Manicotti, and Garden Delight) BOGO $1.39
-$0.50/1 Ronzoni, Creamette, American Beauty Pasta printable
If your store doubles, that makes each box FREE plus overage if your store allows!

Nestle Coffee-mate Liquid Creamer, 32 oz bottle, (excluding flavored) BOGO $2.29
-$1/1 Coffee-Mate Liquid or Powder printable
-$0.75/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid Creamer here
-$0.80/1 Coffee-mate Food Lion Coupon here
As low as 15¢ per bottle (or better than FREE if your store accepts Food Lion as a competitor)

SuperPretzel Soft Baked Pretzel, 6 ct, 13 oz box, BOGO $2.99
-$0.50/1 Superpretzel Soft Pretzel 12/5/2010 Red Plum Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$0.50/1 Superpretzel Soft Pretzel here
You pay 50¢ per box!

Aunt Jemima Waffles, Assorted Varieties, 10 ct, 12.3 to 12.5 oz box, BOGO $2.29
-$1/2 Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast Item (exp 2/2/2011) here
You pay 65¢ per box

Lysol Neutra Air Sanitizing Spray, 10oz can, BOGO $3.59
-$1/1 Lysol Neutra Air Sanitizing Spray here
-$1.50/1 Lysol Neutra Air 1/9/2011 Smart Source Insert
Only .30-.80 per can!

Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn – 10 FOR $10.00
-$0.50/1 Jolly Time Microwave Pop Corn 1/9/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$0.35/1 Jolly Time Popcorn here
If your store doubles, these will be as low as FREE!

Thanks to I Heart Publix for the matchups!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Congratulations Ashley! Winner of the Yakisoba Noodles Coupons!

Congratulations to Ashley, winner of the 10 Yakisoba Noodles coupons chosen via I will be sending you an email shortly and you have 48 hours to respond! If I don't hear from you, I will choose another winner this Thursday. Thanks to all who entered, and thanks especially to Crystal over at the Coupon Beat for hosting this giveaway. Look for another one in the near future! to play in the snow again! :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

1st Annual "Love Thy Neighbor" Food Drive: Valentine's Day 2011!

Clipping for a Cause, Inc. is organizing its first annual "Love Thy Neighbor" food drive on Monday, February 14th! Our goal is ambitious: to collect 3,000 items that will then be delivered to various organizations across Gwinnett County. If you are local and would like to get involved with this effort, please contact me! Whether it is donating a few canned items personally, or placing a box in your workplace, or volunteering to pick up donated goods in your area, any and all help would be very much appreciated! Together, we can attain this goal and help as many needy families in our area as possible!

Don't Forget to Enter the Giveaway for 10 Yakisoba Noodles!

You have from now until Monday to enter for your chance to win 10 .50/1 Yakisoba noodles coupons! These make for great, quick lunches when you are on the go and make great food bank donations too! Click here for your chance to win, and don't forget you can earn extra entries and enter once daily! Good luck!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Personal Grocery Trip to Publix Today: Spent $33.11, Saved $80.84

So..I rarely post my personal shopping trips on here, but I figured I would change it up a little today! I was just too excited about the chicken breasts being on sale for $1.99 already again, I had to go out and grab 4 pks along with some of the super deals they are having this week! Here is everything I got for only $33!

(4) Packs of Chicken Breasts @ $1.99 lb
= $14.80

(1) Bananas @ $2.40

(1) Mott's Apple Juice @ $1.69

(1) Publix Milk @ $2.69

(5) Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats @ $1.50
Used: (5) .40/1 coupons from 1/2/11 Smart Source
They Doubled to .80 off of each one
= $3.50

(6) Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta @ .90
Used: (6) $1/1 coupons from 10/3 Smart Source
= -.60

(6) Peter Pan Peanut Butter @ $1.23
Used: (6) .50/1 coupons from 1/2/11 Smart Source
They Doubled to $1/1
= $1.50

(4) Yoplait Smoothie Mix @ $1.60
Used: (2) printable coupons for $1.25/1 (No longer available)
Used: (2) $1/1 coupons from 1/2/11 General Mills
= $1.90

(3) Yakisoba Noodles @ .79
Used: (3) .50/1 coupons from 1/2/11 Smart Source
They Doubled to $1/1
= -.60

(6) Dannon Yogurts @ .40
Used: (1) .40/6 Dannon Yogurts coupons from 1/2/11 Smart Source
This Doubled to .80/1
= $1.60

(4) Special K Cereal @ $1.68
Used: (2) Buy One, Get One Printables here= $3.36

Total Spent: $33.11
Total Saved: $80.84

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Giveaway! 10 Yakisoba Noodles Coupons!

Crystal over at the Coupon Beat is hosting a coupon giveaway for Clipping for a Cause readers! One lucky reader will receive 10 .50/1 coupons for Yakisoba Noodles..making them FREE at most places! To win, leave a comment once daily through Monday, January 10th. Remember, if you don't necessarily like these, still enter to win as someone at a local food bank would be more than happy to get these items! You can increase your chances by doing one or more of the following:

(1) Become a follower of "Clipping for a Cause" via Google Friend connect and let me know you did so. (5 entries) If you already follow, let me know that too!

(2) Follow "Clipping for a Cause" via Facebook and let me know! If you already follow, leave a comment saying so! (5 entries)

(3) Visiting the Coupon Beat's website and letting me know what you like best about what Crystal offers! (3 entries)

Good luck!

Harris Teeter Super Doubles = Cheap Groceries and At Least 10 Ways to Donate for FREE!

Wow! If only we had a Harris Teeter here in Atlanta, I could do some damage right about now! Emily over at Clipping for a Cause-Charlotte has the super doubles list with coupon matchups posted on her site here. You are going to have to see it to believe it, if you haven't already! Included are how to donate free dish liquid, toilet bowl cleaner, jelly, yogurt, etc!! This should really help the Charlotte team add to their amazing stats, which are: 281 items donated while saving $467.42, and spending only $6.43 (from 7/30/10 - 1/4/11)!!!

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Bi-Lo (Through 1/11)

Emily over at "Clipping for a Cause-Charlotte" has the best ways to donate posted for Bi-Lo this week! If you are a local in Charlotte, or live somewhere else where at Bi-Lo is close by, make sure you take advantage of these great deals! Two of my faves are the .22 paper towels and FREE hot chocolate! Click here to see the full list! Thanks to Emily and her team in Charlotte!

Best Ways to Donate for Free or Pocket Change: Publix (Starting 1/6)

When I was doing a drop off at a local food bank around the holidays, the volunteers informed me that the bulk of their donations come in between the months of November and December. Due to the increase, they use the extra donated items to carry them through the slower months that follow: January, February and March. If each person set a goal to get even 3-5 extra items during their personal grocery trips, it would make a huge difference. With the use of coupons, many of these items could help needy families for FREE!

Here is how you can do this at Publix this week! Feel free to contact me on how to start "Clipping for a Cause" in your area!

Planters Trail Mix, Assorted Varieties, 6 oz bag, BOGO $1.99
-$1/1 Planters Nuts TARGET coupon here(exp 2/15/2011)
-$2/2 Planters Snack Items TARGET coupon here(exp 1/15/2011)
FREE-.99(plus overage if your store allows)!

Nissin Chow Mein Noodles or Chow or Bowl Noodles, 3.27 to 4 oz bowl, BOGO 75¢
-$1/3 Nissin Chow Mein, Chow Noodles, Bowl Noodles Rich & Savory, or Bowl Noodles Hot & Spicy – 11/07/2010 Smart Source (exp 1/9/2011)
Only 4¢ per item after coupon!

Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Assorted Varieties, 13 or 16.3 oz jar, BOGO $2.49 (GREAT SOURCE OF PROTEIN AND SOMETHING ALL HOMELESS SHELTERS AND FOOD BANKS ARE IN NEED OF!!)
-$1/2 Peter Pan Peanut Butter Jar, Any – 1/2/2011 Smart Source
-$0.50/1 Peter Pan Peanut Butter Jar, Any – 1/2/2011 Smart Source
-$1/1 Peter Pan Publix Coupon 12/12 Smart Source Insert
Each jar will be FREE (plus overage if your store allows) when you combine the manuf. coupon with the Publix coupon!

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, or Garden Delight, or Roasted Garlic Fettuccine, Assorted Varieties, 12 or 13.25 oz package, BOGO $1.79
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest here
-$0.75/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight here
-$1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight 10/3/2010 Smart Source Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Ranges from FREE to .40 a box!

Egg Beaters, Original, Egg Whites, Garden Vegetable, Southwestern, or Cheese & Chives, 15 or 16 oz carton, BOGO $2.79
-$0.35/1 Egg Beaters 1/2/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
Only .70 a carton

-$1/1 Yoplait Frozen Smoothie 1/2/2011 General Mills Insert (exp 2/26/2011)
-$1.25/1 Yoplait Frozen Smoothie here
As low as 35¢ per item!

Oscar Mayer Basic Lunchables, Assorted Varieties, 3.3 to 4.5 oz pkg, 10/$10
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunchables TARGET coupon here(exp 2/15/2011)
Only 50¢ per item if your store accepts Target as a competitor.

Dannon Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 6 oz cup, 20/$10
-$.40/6 Dannon Light & Yogurt 1/2/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 2/2/2011)
If your store doubles, pay 37¢ per cup

Thanks I Heart Publix!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

More Free Yakisoba Noodles at Publix!

Yay for more free Yakisoba Noodles!

There was a $0.50/1 Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles in today's (1/2/2011) Smart Source Insert.

Currently, these are buy one, get one (BOGO) @ 79¢!! So you will get each for FREE (plus overage if your store allows).

Two Great Moneymakers at Walgreens!

My faithful couponing buddy, T., sent me the following two deals currently going on at Walgreens that make for great moneymakers! As always, if you don't need or use these items yourself, consider donating them to someone else who can! The children's flu medicine is especially in high demand right now with needy families who cannot afford an $8.99 bottle of medicine. If you aren't local here in Georgia, any homeless shelter or food bank would be more than happy to get these!

Deal #1: $8.99 Register Rewards when you buy Children’s Oscillococcinum Homeopathic Flu Medicine 6 ct at $8.99, making it FREE. If you use the $5 off coupon from the January coupon booklet (these are up front in the store), this becomes a $ 5 money maker!

Deal #2: $1.50 Register Rewards when you buy Finish 20ct. Powerball dish pack for $3.49. If you use the SmartSource coupon from today's paper (1/2) for $2.25 off, this becomes a free plus overage deal!

If you have never done Walgreen's Register Rewards before, they are fairly easy to use. When you make a purchase that qualifies for a RR, it will print out with your receipt. You can then use the RR toward any future Walgreen's purchase (except for prescriptions and photo services) during the next two weeks. The expiration date is on the ticket so be sure to use it before it expires. They will not honor it after that date. You can use them in conjunction with a manufacturer or Internet coupon, too! Also, some have a limit of one deal per customer per transaction only. But that doesn't mean you can't go back during the week to do it again if you choose to!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011! Spotlighting Southeast Gwinnett Co-op!

(Picture of a volunteer looking at the shelves at Southeast Gwinnett Co-op. The food goes very fast due to the high volume of families they serve. The other picture is difficult to look at. Empty shelves at the co-op in 2010 prompted an emergency email donation request from Laura Drake, food bank director).

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday season with your families!

This year, a lot of exciting things are in store for Clipping for a Cause! First off, we will have an official website in just a few weeks! Also, we are about to exceed 10,000 items donated in just a couple of days! God has been so good and continues to work through each of us involved in this ministry in different ways!

In 2011, I would like to do a better job of spotlighting the different organizations we assist and tell you a little more about each one and their current needs. It's so awesome to use the knowledge and talents we have gained through couponing to "pay it forward" to those in need. My hope and prayer is that others will feel led to do the same and perhaps several more chapters of "Clipping for a Cause" will continue to form across the U.S. throughout the new year!

Southeast Gwinnett Co-op:

Food Donations Needed

Canned Vegetables

Corn, Green Beans, Green Peas, Tomatoes, Carrots, Mixed Vegetables, Potatoes, Spinach

Canned Beans
Pinto Beans, Kidney Beans, Northern or Navy Beans, Lima/Butter Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Pork n Beans.
Any dried beans

Grits, Oatmeal, Cold Cereal

Chicken, Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Tuna, Salmon, Beef Stew, Spam, Chili, Peanut Butter

Chicken Noodle, Cream Soups, Tomato, Vegetable, Beef, Chunky Soups, Ramen Noodles

Other Food Items
Canned (evaporated) Milk, Powdered Milk, Jello, Pudding, Jelly, Saltine Crackers

Canned Fruit
Fruit cocktail, Pears, Peaches, Pineapple, Applesauce

Pasta/Rice Items
Spaghetti Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce, Macaroni and Cheese, Canned Pasta, Rice - Plain and Seasoned, Pasta - Plain and Seasoned

Personal Care - Hygiene Items Needed
Personal Care Items
Bar Soap, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Diapers, Feminine Products, Toilet Paper

Where is the Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op Located?
The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is located at 1200 Athens Highway (US 78) in Grayson GA, but it is very close to Snellville.

It is located behind the Community of Grace Church in two trailers. Note that there is not an entrance to the church off of Hwy 78. You must turn next to the Twisted Throttle Motorcycle Shop and that will bring you around to the parking lot of the church. Take a right and the Food Bank is located in 2 mobile homes parked there.

To Drop Off Donations to the Food Pantry:
Food can be dropped off during normal hours of operation, however the food bank is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm JUST for food item drop off. This allows the staff of the Southeast Co-op to focus on the clients during normal operating hours.