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 binder..as 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!!