Dec 29, 2011

This and That

Charlotte Coupon Clippers - will NOT meet this coming Sunday, but the following Sunday - January 8th at 2:30 pm. We're hoping for a location change, but are playing a waiting game for the final ok! Keep posted!

Sunday Paper - LOTS of coupons in this coming Sunday's paper. A friend from the coupon clippers tells me that there should be anywhere from 4-5 inserts! Might be a good day to pick up an extra paper!

Harris Teeter Super Doubles - starts January 4th!!! This is when all of your coupons will double up to $1.99 in value. So pull out all of those $1.00 and $1.50 coupons and get ready to have some fun!!!

BellaTutor Coupon Class - starts up again on January 3rd! Plum District is running a special again on this class - through midnight on December 31st! Normally $50, you can get it through Plum District for only $25. Plus, if you're new to PD and sign up through this link, you'll get an instant $5 credit that you can apply to the deal! Plus, I think you can still use promo code LOCAL25 and get 25% off (I'm checking on that to make sure). So, you can potentially get the coupon class for only $12.50!!!

Thirty-One Year-End Outlet Sale - this is only the 2nd time that 31 has offered their discontinued items at a discount! So, if you're interested in getting some high quality bags for at least 50% off, now is the time! Click here to start shopping!

Dec 28, 2011

Thirty-One Year-End Outlet Sale = 50% off or more

The Thirty-One Year-End Outlet Sale is now open!

This is your chance to purchase your favorite discontinued Thirty-One prints and products from previous catalogs at discounted prices - perfect for all gift giving occasions! 

All products are reduced 50% or more! Click on this link to shop while supplies last!

Dec 22, 2011

New Savings Star Coupons!!!

If you haven't gotten on board with - now's a great time! They've just added new coupons that you can download to your store loyalty cards (CVS, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, etc.)! No matter where you buy the product, the coupon value will deposit into your savingstar account!!! Such a cool concept! New coupons that they added that I like:
$.75 off any Wet Ones Variety
$1.00 off two Lays Kettle Cooked Chips
$.75 off Schick Hydro Shave Gel
$1.00 off McCain Sweet Potato Fries
$1.00 off McCain Purely Potatoes

These are just a few of their awesome coupons! Remember - this is all behind the scenes and can be stacked, even triple stacked - if you have store coupons + manufacturer coupons + savingstar coupons! Visit to set up your account and load your loyalty card numbers now!

Dec 21, 2011

Store by Store: CVS

CVS is one of my absolute favorite stores! There are so many ways to save that it is almost overwhelming. You really need to try one thing at a time, otherwise it is too confusing! So here goes...

Ways to save at CVS

1) Get an Extra Care Card (ECC). This is their store savings card that tracks all of your purchases, gives you Extra Care Bucks (ECB's), and a host of other things! You need this card and it's free and easy. You can apply online for it, but you can also just get one from the cashier.

2) The Magic Coupon Machine. I'm not sure what the actual name of this machine is, but it is a stand-alone machine in the store. In just about every store I've seen, there are arrows on the floor pointing you to the direction of the machine. You simply scan your Extra Care Card on the machine and it will spit out anywhere from 2 to 20 CVS coupons! Sometimes these coupons are for $.50 off of a candy bar, and sometimes they are $5 off of a $20 purchase. They are widely varied and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons!!!! Many assume that you only swipe once, but always scan your card until it tells you there are no more coupons for today.

3) Join the Beauty Club! There are tear-off pads in the beauty department and sometimes at the register. Just take it with you when you check out and hand it to the cashier. They'll scan the barcode after they've scanned your ECC and you'll be automatically enrolled. At the end of your receipt, you'll get a coupon for 10% off your next beauty purchase in the next 3 days + you'll get a $5 ECB every time you spend $50 on any beauty products.

4) Get a Green Bag Tag (will cost you $.99) and earn $1 ECB every 4 times you use your own reusable bag! This is a little green tag that you attach to your own reusable bag. Each time you go in and use it instead of one of their plastic bags, have them scan the bar code on the tag. Every 4th time you use it, a $1 ECB will print at the bottom of our receipt.

5) Register your ECC online and sign-up for the CVS emails! You'll get an immediate $4 off of a $20 purchase coupon, but you'll also get random coupons sent from time to time to your email that can usually be used in-store or online!

6) Visit for even more CVS coupons that can be printed and stacked with manufacturer coupons.

7) Like CVS on facebook and qualify for special offers and deals (periodically available).

8) Visit sites like,, and to get the weekly deal match-ups! They do all the hard work for you by scouring the weekly ad and matching up coupons from the internet, Sunday paper, and everywhere else you can imagine. Then they give you a list of exactly what to buy, how many, and what coupons to use (and where to find the coupons) for the ultimate savings!

9) Once a quarter you'll get 2% cash back from CVS for everything you've spent! Now, I save a lot of money at CVS and normally don't spend all that much - but I spent $97.01 during the last quarter, so I'll get an ECB printed at the end of my receipt on January 1st (or whenever I go in after that) for about $2! Not much, but every little bit counts!

10) Always save your ECB's that print at the bottom of your receipt! These are like cash that can be spent at CVS on anything (well, there are a few restrictions - stamps, gift cards, tobacco, etc.). Store them in a safe place where you'll be able to remember them each time you visit the store!

Dec 18, 2011

Super Deals and Updates

released a code good for 90% off! Normally an 80% code is a stock-up price - so this is super special! Just enter promo code: HOLIDAY to get $25 gift certificates for only $2!!!

No coupons in the paper this week or next week! So, it may be a good time to suspend your subscription (if you only get it for the coupons).

 is offering 40% off + free shipping (no minimum) on your ENTIRE ORDER!!! Just enter code DONNER and pin 1585 at checkout. Start at and get 8% back on your purchase! I've been needing a coat for my daughter, and they have one in their overstock section that will only be $11.99 shipped (regularly $49.50) + I'll get 8% back in my shopathome account!!!

Southpark Coupon Clippers will meet today at McDonald's at 2:30! A recent study found that the average couponer saves $100 for every hour of couponing! So, bring your scissors and un-wanted/un-clipped coupons and join us for lots of fun (and about $200 in future savings)!

Cool Shoes at Plum District

Fit in Clouds foldable flats are being featured on Plum District today! For only $10, you get a $20 voucher (which covers most varieties)! These are really cool looking flats that come in a nifty bag that will fit nicely in your purse or bag! Perfect for traveling, or if you live in the city and want to wear them while you're walking to work and then switch to heals, or for someone like me - who just wears flats all the time anyway! :) This deal is so good that they consider it a "Plum Steal" - which means you can't use sign-up or referral credits, or any promotional codes on it. But shipping is a flat rate of only $3 - so for a total of $13, you can get some really practical, yet super stylish shoes! If you haven't signed up for Plum District yet, you can do so here and get $5 to apply to your next deal!

Dec 16, 2011

Better Late than Never

Earth Fare - get a free pineapple with any $5 purchase! Make sure to join "Welcome Home" on the Earth Fare website and you'll get a coupon for a free item every week with a minimal purchase!

Paper Coterie - is offering a $35 off promo H2SMERRY - only good through tonight! You have to cover shipping, but there are lots of items for less than $35 - so totally worth it! Thanks to for this deal!!!

Plum District - has lots of great deals, but if you enter promo code LOCAL30, you'll get 30% off any deal! One I liked a lot was for Hogan Photography. The deal is $30 for a 1/2 hour outdoor photo shoot + two 8x10 pictures! That's already 50% off, but when you factor in the additional 30% off, that makes it a super deal!

Harris Teeter - starting in about 10 minutes, Harris Teeter in Cotswold will be starting their annual Wine Event. They'll have 40 different wines available for you to taste, appetizers, and 20% off all mix and match cases! Friday, December 16th from 4:00 - 9:00! Maybe I'll see some of you there!

Southpark Coupon Clippers - meets this Sunday at 2:30 at McDonald's in Southpark! Bring your un-wanted coupons and join us for lots of fun and great money-saving tips!

Dec 12, 2011

Monday Funday

1) Coupon Class tomorrow night (12/13)! This will be the last class offered before Christmas, so I'm offering this super Christmas Special: $25 + bring a friend for FREE!!!! So you get the class for 1/2 off AND you can bring a friend for free, or you can split the $25 and each come for 75% off (only $12.50 each)! You decide! Considering the average savings for an hour of couponing is $100 - you'll be making a pretty-penny with this 2 hour class! :) 120 Greenwich Road - Charlotte, 28211 (in Cotswold) from 7:00 - 9:00! Just email me at lisahuntington1979(at)gmail(dot)com to reserve your spots!!!

2) Leave for the coupon class a little early and go across the street to Ulta for an amazing deal! They have over 50 items marked 5 for $10! I got 5 lip-gloss sets regularly priced at $8 each and a cute little basket with a snowman was given to me for free as part of the promo!!! I'm going to include these in little gift baskets for my babysitters and yoga and pilates instructors! Unfortunately, the $3.50 off of a $10 purchase coupon can't be used with this promo - but I think this deal is good enough with no coupon! There is a sleep mask there that retails for $12. So if you're looking for the most bang for your buck, you could get 5 of those for only $2 each and get $60 worth of products for only $10!

3) Enter SHIP4FREE at to get free ground shipping through December 13th. If you still have your $25 credit, this is a great time to use it! If you don't have the credit, you can still get it by signing up here! Lots of super cool, unique items and GREAT quality for less than $25! And any credit you don't use will be saved for your next order! If you want your order super fast, you can also upgrade to 2-day shipping for free - if you order today! *One little addendum: the email I received with the free shipping code was unclear as to whether or not the code was only for me, a one-time use, or a general code good for all. So give it a try. If it doesn't work - you still get $25 in free products! If it does work, then you get 100% free product shipped to your door!

4) Cool things are still available at OneKingsLane with the $15 credit!!! Here are some things I found that would make really cool gifts (for yourself or a friend)!!!
Colin Cowie Set of 2 Curved Bowls, Red $19.00 (only $4 + shipping w/ credit)

Gourmet Luxuries Kara's 3 Bag Candy Lane Set $12.00 (only pay shipping w/ credit)

5) Ebates is offering double cash back rewards on over 500 different retailers. If you're interested in the minted deal, you should definitely go through them and get 5% back on whatever you spend! Also, you can get 10% back at Ulta (and you can use the $3.50 off $10 purchase with code 64069)! Ebates is amazing! If you haven't signed up yet, click this link to start earning cash back for almost everything you purchase online!

6) New Coupon Code for! Enter promo code: STOCKING for an 80% discount ($25 gift certificates for only $2)! My hubby is taking me out for my birthday on Wednesday and we can go wherever I want to go! :) I'll check out for a cool local place and get a gift certificate that we can use! Some may think that my doing all of this takes the fun out of it, but this will make it a lot more fun for me. I won't have to worry that he's spending too much money, or what the night is costing us! I can relax and know that we're still getting a good deal - and that makes the celebration even sweeter! 

7) 50% off and free shipping at! 

Dec 11, 2011

Minted Free Shipping?!?!?!?!

IIf you have the $25 credit at and have been waiting to find just the right thing - well here's what you've been waiting for! Use the code: SHIP4FREE to get free domestic ground shipping!!! It should automatically be taken care of at check-out, but if it doesn't, scroll down to the bottom of the checkout page and enter it in the promotional code box! I'm really hoping this works for everyone! They sent me the promo code in an email and in no way indicated that it was for me only, or a one-time use code! So give it a try!!!

Also, for this promotion only, you can use it in combination with one other code (like the one for 15% off when you buy 3 gifts listed on their site)! Or, if you're ordering today - you get 10% off with promo code SHINE10!

If you don't have the $25 credit, you can click this link to sign up for a free account and get the $25 immediately! Things are a little on the pricey side, but the quality is great and I was able to find some really unique items for less than $25! 

25 customized Gift Tags for $19

Customized Journal for my daughter - $16

 Skinnywrap Address Labels - $18

I had some credit that I used, and these are all considered "gifts" - so I was able to get 15% off - and the free shipping. So my total out of pocket was 85¢!!!
If you don't have that much credit - any one of these items can be "purchased" with your $25 sign-up credit and shipped for free - so no out of pocket expense! Plus, minted keeps your left-over credit and applies it to your next order - so you don't have to use all $25 at one time!!

Have fun shopping! The free shipping promo code expires on December 13th!

Dec 10, 2011

Today's Deals (That are actually worth fighting traffic for!!!)

1) Go to Walgreen's again for more candy! :) Unfortunately (or fortunately - depending on how you look at it) - it's not for me, but for my precious students (they have no idea the sacrifices I make for them!!!). Here's what I'm going to do: 
Buy 6 Sweet-Tarts (combination of chewy and hard) on sale for 3/$1.50 = $3.00
Use the 75¢ off 3 coupon in the Walgreen's Monthly Coupon Book 
(found by the weekly flyers in the front of the store)
It will take $1.50 off 
(because it's a Walgreen's coupon - it will automatically apply to how ever many items I have)
Pay $1.50 + tax (makes them only 25¢ each!!!)
Then, a magical thing will happen! I will then get a coupon that will print out of the catalina machine for $1.00 off 6 sweet-tarts!!! So, I will do the following: 

Buy 6 Sweet-Tarts on sale 3/$1.50 = $3.00
Use the 75¢ off 3 coupon in the Walgreen's Monthly Coupon Book = will take $1.50 off 
Use the $1.00 off catalina coupon
Pay 50¢ (only 8¢ each!!!)

I can keep doing this over and over again - but I won't. Since today is the last day of the sale and I'm going to go late this afternoon, I don't really have to worry about clearing the shelves. But, I will probably only pick up 12 more pieces. These will make great additions to my prize bag!

2) Go to CVS and buy diapers, candy canes, greeting cards, and some glade products! Here's what I'm going to do: 
Candy Canes 10 count $1.27 - $1.27 ECB's = free!

Buy 3 99¢ American Greeting Cards = $2.98
Use the $2 off 3 CVS store coupon found here
Pay 97¢ - $3.00 ECB's = $2.03 money maker!!!

Buy Huggies Jumbo pack diapers $9.49
Use the $2/1 coupon found in the 11/20 SS insert from the Sunday Paper
Use the new $3/1 CVS store coupon found here
Pay as low as $4.49 - $1 ECB = $3.49!
There are some $3/1 manufacturer coupons out there that will make this deal even cheaper, I just don't have any left. Also, this will count towards the promotion that CVS is doing - buy 6 jumbo packs, get 1 free!

*Spend $12 on Glade Products = $4 ECB's
Buy (2) Glade Sense & Spray kits @ $5 AND (1) Glade room spray @ $3 = $13
Use (2) $3 Sense & Spray coupons (Available in lots of magazines)
Use $1 Room Spray Coupon (from Sunday Paper inserts)
Use $2.00 CVS Coupon (off of any two Glade Products) found here 
Pay $4, get $4 ECB = FREE

*Thanks to welovefree!

3) Go to Harris Teeter and for some wine and cheese: 1/2 cases are 15% off and specialty cheeses are an additional 15% off for eVic members! Here's what I'm going to get: 

BV Coastal Estates Wine - on sale for $7.99/bottle (regularly $9.99/bottle)
Buy 6 bottles @ $7.99 = $47.94 - $7.19 discount = $40.75
Total cost per bottle: $6.79/bottle which is 32% off!!!

Parmigiano Reggiano - on sale for $9.99/lb (regularly $24.99/lb)
Buy 2lbs = $19.98 - $2.99 (15%) = $16.99
Total cost per pound = $8.49 which is 66% off!!!

4) Go to Shower Me with Love and use my Groupon! A while back, Groupon featured a deal with one of my favorite baby boutiques! I was able to get $40 worth of credit for only $20! Well, most of the baby stuff there is a little out of my price range (even with a $40 credit), but they have what I believe to be the best price on monogramming in the city! Crazy, huh?!?!? So, I called them and asked if I could use my groupon for monogramming products not purchased there - and they said yes!!! So, I'm going to be able to get nearly 5 items monogrammed (will have to add just a few bucks)! So, I'm going to take in a few things that I've collected over the last few months for Christmas gifts - and get them all monogrammed! Super affordable, and super special! Love it!!! :)

Oh yeah - and we're going to pick out a Christmas Tree from a local, family-run business (on Central - in the Plaza Midwood area). They get the big box stores rejects and sell them at a super discount! We have a small house with not-so-tall ceilings, so we don't need anything fancy. But word has it (from a very reliable source) that you can get a 6' Douglas Fir there for $20! Exactly what I want and I'm buying local! Awesome! Thanks for the tip, April!!! :)

Dec 9, 2011


There are two sites that I really like to go through when making any online purchases: Ebates and ShopAtHome. I normally look at both of them before making a purchase, to see which is offering a higher percentage of cash back rewards. They really do operate exactly the same way. From the ebates site:  Each store offers a different cash back percentage. Just look at the percentage next to the store name on the site to see how much savings you will earn.

Ebates is offering double cash back in December - so this is a great time to check them out!!! Click the above links to set up your free account and get started!

ShopRunner - Free for a Year!

I first tried ShopRunner when ordering some pizza from Domino's one night. They asked if I wanted a 30 day free trial - and as a result I would get my pizza delivery fee waved ($2)! I gave it a try, but decided to cancel before the 30 days was up because I didn't want to have to spend the $79 yearly fee! Then about 3 weeks later, I got an email offering to give me an entire year for FREE! I felt for sure that there had to be strings attached! But no - a year - free and clear! And now they're offering it to others! All you have to do is like them on Facebook (here) and then follow the instructions! Hurry though, it's only available for the first 10,000 people!!!

If you're not familiar with ShopRunner - it's a really cool service that gives you free 2-day shipping to thousands of websites! If all I ever do is use it for free delivery on Domino's pizza twice a month - that's $48/year that I've saved! Pretty good deal considering the service is FREE for the first year!!!!

Dec 7, 2011

Hump Day Happenings

Plum District is offering a $5 off code every day until December 9th. All you have to do is like them on Facebook! Go here for instructions! You can't stack the codes with each other, but I'm pretty sure you can use them with sign-up or referral credits. Today they have an enticing deal with Ink Garden for personalized items (cards, t-shirts, notebooks, plates, mugs, napkins, etc.)! Get $40 in credit for only $15! So, if you have any sign-up or referral credit to stack with the $5 off, you could get this for $0-5!!! Here are some things that might be fun to use with your credit:

Set of four coasters - $14.99
Customized 11oz Mugs - $5 each
Customized Deck of Cards - B1G1 Free

Bebe Bella savings codes (good until December 13th and not good with any other offer or code): 
60% off (orders up to $50) - SAVE60
65% Off (orders $50-$99) - SAVE65
70% Off (orders $100-$249) - SAVE70
75% Off (orders over $250) - SAVE75

My calling cards came in from yesterday and I think I squealed with delight! They are so stinkin' cute! Here's a picture of them and the adorable box they came in! I am so impressed with their quality! Plus, they sent me a coupon for 20% off three journals - which I was planning to order anyway!!! If you haven't signed up for a free minted account yet, go here and get a whopping $25 credit! Their items are more pricey than other sites, but the $25 credit certainly helps!

For Charlotte Locals: 

Harris Teeter special this week: Pampers Diapers for $5.99/jumbo pack! Stack this with eVic coupons and paper coupons for some super cheap diapers! Also, 1/2 cases of wine are 15% off this weekend (Thursday - Sunday)! They have one of my favorite stand-by wines (Rex Goliath) on sale for $5 each (normally $6.99)! If you get a 1/2 case, you'll get $4.50 off - which is almost like getting a bottle free!

Earth Fare special deal this week: free 24 oz organic brown or white sugar with a $5 purchase. Plus, if you went in last week and got a mystery coupon, you can stack that with other coupons (like the coupon in your City Pass Book for $5 off of a $25 purchase). Also, their Boot Challenge trade-in item this week is: bring in any artificially flavored package of cough drops (9 count minimum) and get Jakeman's Chest and Throat Lozenges for free! So here's what I'm going to do:
Use my mystery coupon from last week ($15 off of a $45 purchase)
Use my City Pass coupon ($5 off of a $25 purchase)
Use my free sugar coupon
Trade in an old package of Halls Cough Drops for the Lozenges
Spend $25 + tax and get about $55 worth of super healthy/organic groceries!!!

If you're unfamiliar with how to get all the deals I've mentioned above - go here and sign up for a free account with Earth Fare! You'll immediately get a coupon for a free dinner and then coupons every week for free items with a minimal purchase. Click the "What you Eat" tab to take the boot challenge for a free trade-in item every couple of weeks!

Groupon (Charlotte) is offering a pretty sweet deal at ART Dentistry. Get an exam, full series of x-rays, and a cleaning for only $69. Plus, if you need follow-up services and don't have insurance, they'll give you 15% off of those! Plus, this place is in the Foxcroft/Southpark area - so super convenient!

Dec 6, 2011

Extra $5 off at Plum District

Most of you know that Plum District is one of my favorite deal sites. They have some of the coolest, most unique, high quality items - and very good prices! Plus they are always offering great promo codes for anywhere from $5-10 off your order! Well, today you can go to their facebook page and "like" them. You'll then be prompted to enter the email address associated with your facebook account and then you can claim your code for $5.00 off. It is only valid for 5 days - but if you've got your $5 sign-up credit (or maybe you signed up during a special promotion and got $10) - then you'll have anywhere from $10-$15 worth of credit to apply to a deal. Another thing I love about Plum District, is that you get your voucher code immediately. A lot of the deal sites have a waiting period of anywhere from 24 - 72 hours before you can use your code. Plum District's is immediate!

So here's exactly what you need to do:
1) If you haven't signed up for a Plum District account yet, go here to sign up and get an instant $5 credit!
2) Then go here and find your city! You'll click on your city and it will direct you to your local Facebook page. If your city isn't listed, then just lick "Everywhere Else" and you'll be directed to the national Facebook page.
3) Simply click the "like" button and follow the instructions! Super easy and great savings!!!

Here's the cool thing: you can get a $5 off code EVERY DAY through Thursday! These codes can't be stacked, and they will expire on the 11thm, but if there are several things that you'd like from Plum District, you can buy one a day - use a different code each day - and save an additional $5 each time!

Dec 4, 2011

Gift Options at One Kings Lane

Every now and then I like to re-visit different deal sites where I have credit that I've been saving. I often forget about them and it's a nice surprise to be able to go shopping with a credit! One Kings Lane is a deal site I've featured several times and they are still offering the $15 sign-up credit. If you haven't done so already, you can go here to sign up and instantly get $15 to spend. It won't apply to shipping (which starts at $6.95), but you can still get some pretty cool things for pretty cheap! Here are some different things I found (mostly in the Holiday Cocktail Party section):

Luigi Bormioli Duck Decanter $16 (valued at $36)

This would make a great gift all by itself - but you could also pair it with a bottle of wine or a couple of wine glasses for something even more special!


Use your $15 credit and only pay $1 + $6.95 shipping = $7.95

Tizo Mother-of-Pearl Wine Opener $10 (valued at $38)


Gift Idea: Tie a ribbon around the opener and attach it to a bottle of wine! Great hostess gift! 



Buy 2 for $20 and only pay $5 after your $15 credit applies + $6.95 shipping = $11.95 

Tizo Set of 4 Bone & Horn Spreaders $19.00 (valued at $45)

Gift Idea: Buy a specialty cheese and tie a ribbon around it and one of the knives! This set would give you enough for 4 different gifts! One of my students actually did this for me one year and I LOVED it!!! 


Use your $15 credit and pay only $4 + $6.95 shipping = $10.95 






Cheap Candy @ Walgreens

I buy A LOT of candy for my prize bag for my students (NOTHING motivates my students like candy, so they get to pick a prize each week if they've practiced at least 4 times). So, I'm always looking for good deals on candy!!! I know I don't normally post deals like this, but I thought this one was great!

Walgreens has the Snickers that are shaped like Nutcrackers on sale for $.39 (with in-ad coupon) this week!

Buy 3 @ $.39 = $1.17 (with in ad coupon)
Use the $1/2 coupon found here (Click "get coupon")
Final cost only $0.17 for all 3!

You can print the coupon twice (just hit your back button and then resend). So, I'm going to get 6 treats for $.34! Considering my price point is normally $.25/treat for my prize bag, I'm pretty excited! These would make great little gift toppers or stocking stuffers!

Dec 3, 2011

Super Deal on Christmas Cards

Procrastination has its reward (at least today)!!! :) Today only (12/3), is offering 70% their Holiday Cards + free shipping + free postage! Yes, you read correctly: they will stamp your cards for you for FREE! They'll even print your return address and your recipients address on the envelope (see below on how to order)! So all you have to do is add a personal note (if you want), seal the envelope, and stick them in the mail!!! The card pictured below is regularly $1.29. If you get 50 cards @ 70% off - that comes to $19.35. If you were to buy stamps for 50 cards, it would cost you $22. So, for less than the price of a stamp, you can send fantastic looking Christmas cards! This site has gotten wonderful reviews on quality - so no worries there! To make it even better, go through Shop at Home and you'll earn 5% cash back! But you should procrastinate any longer! To get all of these deals, order today and use promo code: CSSAVE703

Dec 2, 2011

Lot 18 - Great Deal!

2007 Buried Cane Columbia Valley Riesling Trio - $35.97

I'm not normally a big fan of the sweeter wines like this Reisling, but they are great to keep on hand for guests who like the sweeter wines. Plus, they are wonderful wines to take as thank-yous to Holiday Party Hosts! Each bottle averages out to $12/bottle (plus tax) - shipped right to your door (because shipping is currently free)!!! I was only able to find the 2009 Riesling elsewhere online - and it was about $14 (plus tax and shipping). Lot 18 lists the retail value of this wine trio at $54 (about $18/bottle). So, this is a pretty good price! Only available for the next 13 hours - so you've got to hurry if you're interested! Lot 18 is a "by invitation only" wine site. So, sign up here to be able to access their exclusive deals!


Dec 1, 2011

Fandango Movie Tickets - 2 for $12 is offering 2 movie tickets for $12. Not sure about your area, but here in Charlotte the going rate is about $10/ticket - so this is a fantastic deal! Unfortunately, you can't use sign-up credit to get this deal! :( But, if you're new to, you'll get $10 credit just for signing up and you can use that credit towards a different deal! Just click here to get started!

If you're unfamiliar with how - it's an online movie information/ticket purchasing site. You can enter in your zip code and it will show you all the theaters in the area, what movies are showing and their times, and if online ticket purchase is available. If so, then you click the movie/time you want to go to, click purchase ticket, and then enter any the voucher number. Print your tickets at home and you're good to go! Things I love about buying tickets on fandango: you don't have to mess with standing in line or worrying about getting there early for new releases! Soooo convenient! :)

Happy December!!!

What a wonderful time of the year?!?!? I just love it and I hope you're enjoying yourself too and looking forward to a super-fun (non-stressful) Christmas season! Here are a few reminders and updates for Charlotte Readers: 

Southpark Coupon Clippers meets this Sunday at 2:30 at the McDonald's in Southpark. We'll be discussing a location change due to are growing numbers! Also, make sure to look in the South Charlotte News section of the Charlotte Observer for the story on our little group that Hope Yancy wrote! I can't wait to see how it turned out! See you Sunday!

Holiday Sip 'n' Shop is on Monday, December 5th at MoveStudio Charlotte (1111 Hawthorne Lane - in Plaza Midwood). Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres while you shop at a wide selection of vendors (including 31, Arbonne, Sweet Autumn Bakery, The Wine Shop, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, BellaTutor, April-Pie Children's Clothing, and Cookie Lee Jewelry). MoveStudio will also be giving free class and Pilates equipment demonstrations, give-aways, and special deals! It will be a lot of fun! Stop in anytime between 5:00 - 9:00! I'll have a table there for my 31 products (lots of cash and carry items) - but also a drawing valued over $30! Mention that you read about it on this blog and you'll get an EXTRA entry (two chances to win)!!!

Harris Teeter has Huggies Diapers on sale for $5.99/jumbo pack for eVic members!!! There is also a coupon in Savings Star for $2 off slip-on diapers. And there were $2 off slip-on diaper manufacturer coupons in last Sunday's paper. Put all of that together, and you can get a package of diapers for $1.99! I haven't checked my eVic coupons, but if there is a coupon in there that I can load to my eVic card - we may be looking at close to free diapers!!! :) just released a new discount code for 70% off (means that you can get $25 gift certificates for $3). Just enter SNOW. Keep this in mind with all of your holiday gatherings: $25 off the tab to split between everyone is a nice way to surprise everyone at the table and spread a little Christmas cheer! Btw - I'm sure you all know this, but remember to tip your server based on the pre-discounted amount! :)


Nov 29, 2011

Notes on some of Yesterday's Deal is giving a refund for any shipping charges on purchases yesterday. I talked to customer service three times yesterday and then got an email from them this morning. I ordered a non-holiday item and I'm still get a refund - so it's not just on holiday items (I'm guessing that given the time of year, everything is considered a "holiday item"). All you have to do is email them ( with your order number and let them know you couldn't get the promo code to work, and you'll be refunded your shipping fees. Keep in mind that it may take up to 14 days to see the amount credited back to your card. I did ask them if they would give free shipping refund to those who tried to order yesterday, couldn't get the shipping code to work, and decided not to order as a result. I haven't heard back yet, but my betting they will. If you haven't set up a minted account yet, you can still get the $25 credit off of your first purchase of $30 or more. Shipping will be a flat rate of $7.95 - but has been upgraded for the holiday season to a 3 day shipping (rather than the usual 5-7 day). So your first order will cost you at least $12.95, but that is for $30 worth of products! If you haven't placed your order yet, you may want to go through ebates and get 5% cash back!
If you purchased the Plum District voucher for the products, you have until tomorrow (November 30th) to make your purchases and get the extra $20 in free products. The Plum District site is currently down for maintenance, so I can't check to see if the ecomom deal is still available, so I'll go ahead and explain in case you still want to get in on it!
1) Go to and purchase the ecomom voucher: $25 for $50 voucher.
2) If you are new to plum district and haven't signed up yet, do so right here and get a $5 credit that you can apply to this deal.
3) If you haven't used the promo code: pdx10 - you can use it to get 10% off
4) Go to and find $70 worth of products that you'd like
- $20 will automatically be taken off because they've extended their black friday/cyber monday deal until tomorrow ($20 off a purchase of $50 or more)
- you will also get free shipping because you have $50 or more in your cart
- then use your plum district voucher number in the promo code section and that will bring your balance to $0
5) In the end you'll have paid as low as $17.50 (for the plum district voucher) for $70 worth of products shipped to your door!

Lot 18
Just got an email and they've decided to offer free shipping until December 14th (best day of the year, IMO)! :) That is also the last day to order and have guaranteed shipping before Christmas! Looks like the best deal is the 2007 Lost Canyon Trenton Station Russian Riv. Syrah Duo (two bottles) for $39.98. Go here to see what they've got and to create an account!

Bebe Bella 
The Cyber Monday deals end tonight at midnight. All Pillowcases, Pillow Shams, and Bebe Bella Brand Retro Dot Blankets, Bibs, and Burpies are 65% off! Click here to register and get a $15 credit, good towards any non-sale merchandise!

Nov 28, 2011

Kohl's Glove Deal

I just ordered some really cool chenille gloves from for only $2.54 shipped - plus I went through and will get 6% cash back on what I spent! Here's what you do: 

1) Go to and enter Kohl's in the search (make sure you sign in or create an account here). 
2) Click on the shop now by the Kohl's and it will open a new window redirecting you to the Kohl's site. 
3) Enter Craft & Barrow Chenille Gloves in the search box - on sale for $3.00 (regularly $6)
4) When you get to the check out, enter CYBER20 in the promo code box
5) All orders ship for free today - no minimum

Total will be $2.54/pair shipped + 6% back in your shopathome account! :)

FREE SHIPPING at = Super Cheap

Remember the awesome deal site I was telling you about last week ( where I designed those square calling cards? Well, they're offering free shipping today only!!! Yippeee!!!!  

Use promo code: CYBERSHIP11!!! 

If you don't have the sign-up credit yet, it's NOT too late! Click here to create a free account and you'll get $25 added immediately! Fantastic time to get some free or super cheap products! 
Remember, free shipping is today only!!!

UPDATE: The $25 sign-up credit is good on a purchase of $30 or more. So, just keep in mind that you'll have to spend $5 in order to make use of your credit. Also, once you sign-up, you'll get a referral link that allows you to share with your friends and the chance to earn $25 credit for each that signs up. Pretty cool! However, you do not get the referral credit until their order SHIPS. So, it's not just when they sign-up, or even when they order, but when their order has shipped! 

Nov 26, 2011

Plum District Deal - Even better than I thought

Yesterday I posted my favorite deals - and one of them was a Plum District Deal for! Well, the deal is even better than I thought it was. I just found out, through one of my favorite sites (Hip2save) that you can do the following:
 - Buy the Plum District Deal: $25 for $50 voucher
 - Use code saturday40 (only good until midnight) or cyber40 to get a whopping 40% off - making the deal only $15
 - Go to by November 30th and you'll get an automatic $20 off a purchase of $70 or more (making your total only $50)
 - You then use your Plum District Voucher and also qualify for free shipping! 
So - all said and done, you get $70 worth of products for $15! Plus, if you're new to Plum District, your sign-up bonus of $5 will automatically be taken off your total! Sign up here and purchase soon! These deals won't be around for much longer!

Nov 25, 2011

November Friday Freebie Winner is....

Hollie A. in Monroe, LA

Congratulations to Hollie - the winner of the November Friday Freebie! Hollie won: 
$10 Plum District Gift Card
Free Shutterfly Calendar
Free 15 Shutterfly Holiday Cards
$5 to cover shipping costs

Thank you to Hollie for being such a loyal reader at Save Simply! Have fun with all your freebies!

My Favorite Deals

Our company has left and I'm sitting here browsing all the deals while eating left-over apple pie! What could be better? So, if you're like me, and avoiding any shopping area like the plague, you may be interested in some deals you can get right from the comfort of your own home!

Plum District is offering a special $10 off code for today only! This would be an excellent time to use any sign-up credit you may have stored in your account, or, if you haven't signed up for Plum District yet - then you can do that today (click here) and get $5 added to your account AND use the $10 promo code: enjoy10. My favorite deals that they have today are:

$18 for $36 Worth of Customized Kids Labels and Stickers from You do not have to get kids labels on this deal - you can customize any kind of label/sticker. They are really cute and quite affordable. You can get 80 - 1" round stickers for $8.99 - so the $36 credit will go quite a ways. Then you take off your sign-up credit and $10 promo code and it's only $3!!!

$25 for $50 Worth of All-Natural, Organic Products at Ecomom[.com] - once again, you do not have to buy kids products on this site. I got this deal last time they offered it and bought the coolest chalkboard coaster set and some really fun wrapping paper. So, you can get this $50 credit after the $10 promo and your $5 sign-up bonus for only $10! Plus, ecomom offers free shipping!!! :) 


Lot 18 is offering free shipping through Monday! They also have a super nice 2009 Rosenberg Estates Alexander Valley Zinfandel Duo (2 bottles) for only $49.98! These are normally $50/bottle. When you factor in the free shipping - that's a super deal! I think of these sorts of deals as being really good for sending to a boss, or good client, or maybe as a thank-you to a family member for hosting during the holidays! 


Tippr is another deal site and they are offering fandango movie tickets - 2 for only $12!!! And, if you're new to Tippr, then you can get an instant $5 credit just for signing up - and that will apply to the ticket purchase. So you can get two tickets for only $3.50 each!!!

1) Go to and enter your zip code to see if there are theaters in your area that accept fandango tickets.
2) If so, click here and set up a free account with tippr (another deal site) and you'll get a $5 instant credit!
3) No matter where you actually live, go ahead and look on the upper right and change the city to Atlanta.
4) Then click on the movie tickets 2 for $12 banner. Then click the red "buy now" button.
5) After your $5 sign-up credit automatically applies, you'll get both tickets for $7.
6) On Monday, you'll get an email saying your voucher code is ready.
7) When you're ready to go to a movie, log-in to your tippr account, get your code, and go to
 - Find the movie you want to watch, and click the purchase online option.
 - Use your code and they'll be free! Print and take with you to the theater! :) 

Bebe Bella Designs is offering 70% off Minky Chenille Blankets! Use coupon code: blackfriday! These are the softest baby blankets ever - and the patterns and colors are just precious! 





Nov 24, 2011

Movie Tickets - $3.50 each

The children are napping (and some adults too), and all the Thanksgiving food is in the oven - so I thought I'd take a few minutes to post this great movie ticket deal! If you're unfamiliar with buying movie tickets through, don't be nervous; it's super easy! This is what you do to get these tickets for so cheap:
1) Go to and enter your zip code to see if there are theaters in your area that accept fandango tickets.
2) If so, click here and set up a free account with tippr (another deal site) and you'll get a $5 instant credit!
3) No matter where you actually live, go ahead and look on the upper right and change the city to Atlanta.
4) Then click on the movie tickets 2 for $12 banner. Then click the red "buy now" button.
5) After your $5 sign-up credit automatically applies, you'll get both tickets for $7.
6) On Monday, you'll get an email saying your voucher code is ready.
7) When you're ready to go to a movie, log-in to your tippr account, get your code, and go to
 - Find the movie you want to watch, and click the purchase online option.
 - Use your code and they'll be free! Print and take with you to the theater! :)

Since the code will not expire until January 12th, I went ahead and bought it and will just "keep it on hand" for when we want to go to a movie. And you can buy up to 10 deals (that means 20 tickets)! You'll only get the first two at $3.50, the rest will be $6.00 each. But that's still a great deal! In my area, movie tickets are $10 each - so being able to go to the movies for $12 is a heck of a lot better deal than $20 (for two of us)! This deal expires on Monday - so don't wait too long!!!

Nov 23, 2011


Thanksgiving is a really special time of year for me. It brings back such amazingly wonderful memories of when I was a child. It was when all of my family on my dad's side got together - for 4-5 days!!! All of the cousins put on a Thanksgiving Day show that we prepared for months in advance. We sang, danced, told jokes, did skits. Every one of the cousins was involved in some way - and there were a lot of us. We even made programs and charged admission one year! Nobody went shopping the day after Thanksgiving, but all the cousins had their picture taken with Santa and then we went roller skating (yes, I'm dating myself). Then on Saturday, the kids made brunch with Grandma, parents watched college football games, and we played, and played, and played...outside! No wii, dsi, dvd's, or cell phones! Everyone was just so thankful to be together! So my wish for you this Thanksgiving is not that you find great deals on Black Friday, but that you have a wonderful time with your family - making wonderful memories that will make you smile and bring tears to your eyes 25 years later!

Two Days Left

Only Two Days left before I draw for the November Friday Freebie! Register to win a 
$10 Plum District Gift Card
Shutterfly Calendar
15 Shutterfly Holiday Cards
Free Shipping Code at Shutterfly

Over $40 worth of products!! Click here for details on how to enter! 
Drawing will be this Friday, November 25th!!!

Target Diaper Deal

Thanks to my friend Hollie at WeLoveFree, I scored an amazing deal on diapers today at Target! And then I had an extra coupon that made the deal even sweeter! Here's what I did:

Huggies Diapers are on sale for $8.99/jumbo pack and when you buy 3 packs, they are offering a $5 gift card.
I Bought 3 packages of Huggies Slip-On Diapers @ $8.99 = $26.97
Used 3 Target Coupons for $2/1
Used 1 Manufacturer Coupon for $3/1
Used 2 Manufacturer Coupons for $2/1
Paid $13.97 + tax = $14. 73
Got back a $5 gift card from the Target deal
Got back a 2nd $5 gift card from a coupon I had for buying $25 in Kimberly Clark products
Net Cost for 3 packages of diapers: $4.73
These are not my favorite type of diaper, but for about $1.50/package - I can deal with it! :)

Nov 22, 2011

I'm about to order some calling cards with my minted credit and I can't decide which one I want. I've designed two and I'd love to have your opinion (just leave a comment)! If you haven't registered for a free account with, you can click here and get a $25 credit just for signing up!!!  There are tons of choices for items $25 or less!!!

The one with the white/green has a solid green background with white polka dots on the back. The one with the multi-colored boarder, has stripes on the back. What do you think???