FREE 8×10 from Walgreens + 50% off all photo orders!


This is a pretty sweet deal!  Save 50% on your photo orders at!  (I really love the photo Christmas ornaments!)  Just use code EVERYITEM50 at checkout by November, 29, 2014!

Plus, if you have a favorite picture you want to enlarge you can get a FREE 8×10 photo from

Use promo code BIGPICFREE at checkout and select in-store pickup at your local store. Completely free!

Order your 8×10  by 11/29 and then you can pick it up at your store anytime after that.

American Express Cardholders: $10 Small Business Saturday Statement Credit = FREE Groceries at Food Giant!

American Express Cardholders: $10 Small Business Saturday Statement Credit = FREE Groceries at Food Giant!

Have you heard of Small Business Saturday? It’s a promotion encouraging you to shop at locally owned businesses on Saturday, November 29th.  You can check out more here but the basic is that you can get $10 back when you spend $10 or more at local small business merchants on Saturday, November 29th.  This is a deal they’ve done the last few years, but this time it got better!  You can do it THREE times!

Here’s how:

  • Register your American Express Card (registration is limited so make sure you sign up now instead of later; you do have until 11/29 to sign up but registration will close after a specific number of people have signed up.
  • Use your registered American Express card at a participating small business on Saturday, November 29th.
  • You will receive a $10 statement credit on your billing statement within 90 days of your purchase. With a limit of 3 credits this year!

Food Giant is a small business so I always shop there and get FREE groceries.  :)  You can also check out the list of other participating small businesses here.

Fred’s: $5/$25 Coupon expires today!


Need a last minute costume or candy?  Save $5 off your $25 purchase at Fred’s when you print this coupon.  Hurry it expires today 10/31!

Couponing Tip: When using a $5 off $25 store coupon, present it first and let them take the $5 off your $25 (pretax) or great total.  Then hand over any other coupons you may have.  If you do manufacturer coupons first and it causes your total to drop below $25 you won’t be able to use the store coupon.

Check out Fred’s coupon policy and the new SmartCard here.




$.99 Kid’s Meals at Zaxby’s on Halloween


Take your princesses, super heroes and ghouls to Zaxby’s and fuel them up trick or treating with $.99 kid’s meals on 10/31!

Visit Zaxby’s on Friday, October 31, from 5pm – close and get a 99¢ Kidz Meal for each child 10 and under in costume. This offer is for dine-in only.

This is available at select Alabama locations (full list is here) but it includes the Moody, Pell City and both Trussville locations!

You can also check out this list of dining discounts and freebies for Halloween for more deals!

Groupon: Half Off McWane Science Center Tickets


The weather is about to turn cold and you’re going to need things to keep the kids busy inside.  How about a day at McWane?

Purchase 2 ticket vouchers for $13 (regular price $26) or 4 ticket vouchers for $26 (regular price $52).

Voucher must be used in one visit.  May purchase one for yourself and a limited number of others for a gift.

Grab this Groupon today!

To get this deal, you will have to sign up with Groupon (don’t worry, it’s free to sign up with no obligations to purchase anything!) and subscribe to deals for Birmingham, AL.

Groupon is a daily deal site that sends you an email once a day with GREAT savings on things to do locally!  You purchase a “voucher” for a service, activity, or goods/merchandise at a reduced price and redeem it at the retailer for the item or service!

Daily deal sites are a good way to get a great deal on just about anything!  But the deep discounts are only available for a limited amount of time.  You have to act fast if you want it!

Grab your voucher today!

Sunday Coupon Preview | Three Inserts in this Weekend’s Newspaper

Have you ever wonder just what coupons will be in the newspaper before you get it? There is a way to find out! Every week, the Sunday Coupon Preview lists the coupons that will be coming in the next paper.  There are some regional variations but the site will give you a good idea of what to expect.

This Sunday, 10/5, there will be THREE inserts!  A SmartSource and TWO Redplum inserts.

Check the Sunday Coupon Preview for the complete list of the coupons you can expect in each week’s inserts! 

If you purchase your papers off the rack, I would suggest flipping through them to make sure the inserts are there before you purchase them!  Don’t forget you can get them for just $1 at the Dollar Tree!   Walgreens also carries them for $1.50.

If you’re going to start couponing, I would suggest getting two papers per week to start out.  If there is a good deal on something with a coupon, you want to at least be able to get two of them!  You can buy papers at the Dollar Tree for just $1 and they sell the early editions on Saturdays!  Limit of 3 papers per customer at most Dollar Trees.  

Don’t wait for the Sunday paper!  Print coupons now:


FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop on Saturday, 10/4


Home Depot FREE Kids Workshops: Saturday, October 4th

Build an EMS truck!

  • Come learn how to build an EMS truck for Fire Safety Month.
  • FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Aldi Weekly Deals 9/24 to 9/30

If you’ve never shopped at Aldi before, you can read up on Aldi Stores here.  There aren’t any in St. Clair County, but there is one in Trussville (on Chalkville Mountain Road next to Kmart) so if you’re ever in that area, it’s worth your time to stop!

Aldi Sale prices week of 9/24 to 9/30:

Assorted Pears (2lb bag) $1.49
Gala Apples, Fuji Apples, Granny Smith Apples (3lb bags) $1.99
Upload your receipt to Checkout51 after purchase for $.25 cash back on apples this week!  Makes 3 lbs of apples for just $1.74!
Bananas $.44/lb
Upload your receipt to Checkout51 after purchase for $.25 cash back on bananas this week!
Avocados $.49
Pineapple $.99 each
LiveGFree Gluten Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar $1.49
SimplyNature Organic Baby Spinach or Spring Mix $2.49
SimplyNature Organic Spaghetti or Linguine 16oz $1.29
SimplyNature Organic Thick & Chunky Salsa 16oz $1.99
SimplyNature Organic Diced Tomatoes 28oz $1.49
Fresh Chicken Drumsticks Family Pack $.89/lb
4″ Potted Herbs $1.99

Kindle ebook download: Slash Your Grocery Budget and Eat a Whole Foods Diet with ALDI

Lowe’s Build and Grow | Fire Truck on Saturday 9/27



Lowe’s Build and Grow: Build a Firetruck on 9/27

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 10:00am it’s time to build a firetruck again!  The firetruck was the very first Build & Grow Bug and I did — in 2011!  It’s what started our love of the free clinics at Lowe’s!  And he still has his fire truck and plays with it often!  I love that they do this one every year

The firetruck was the very first Build & Grow Bug and I did several years ago.  He still has his fire truck and plays with it often!

The great thing about these events is they are completely FREE!  But you do need to register.  Register for the events here!


Money-making deal on Palmolive at Walmart!



Here’s a GREAT money-making offer on Palmolive!  Use the Palmolive coupon featured in the August 2014 issue of ALL YOU magazine at Walmart or and receive a $5 gift card for your next shopping trip at Walmart.

Here’s how:

1. SHOP using the Palmolive coupon featured in the August 2014 issue of ALL You by October 1.
2. CLICK HERE & UPLOAD a picture of your receipt confirming your purchases and enter your mailing address.
3. RECEIVE your gift card by mail!

This offer ends October 17th!

And be sure to visit to Enter to win a $2,000 Walmart Gift Card & a Palmolive Kitchen Essentials Basket!

I just did this offer at Walmart.   The Palmolive Orignial (green) 25 oz was $2.47 at my store.

Palmolive 25oz $2.47
Use $.50/1 Palmolive from August All You magazine
Pay $1.97 and submit for $5 rebate!

=$3.03 money maker!

There is a $.50 in the 9/14 SS if you don’t have the August All You Magazine.  Or if you don’t have the coupon at all, it’s still a great deal!  (It will be FREE + a $2.53 money maker after rebate back!)