Archives for September 2011

Sunday Coupon Insert Preview – Potentially **6** Inserts This Week!!

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Check out all the coupons that will be available in this Sunday’s paper.  Rumor has it there will be up to SIX inserts in this weekend’s paper, so check back frequently for updates with the Sunday Coupon Preview.

As always on the first week of the new month, the Proctor and Gamble insert will be included; also look for RedPlum, and a Pepsico insert as well.  Click here to get a sneak peak at what’s to come, courtesy of the Sunday Coupon Preview!


Keep on saving!  :o)

–Barbara
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Avoid SPAM!!

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Thus, please also note if you post links on my Facebook page, on the blog, or Tweet them to me and I cannot vouch for you, they will be deleted promptly.  If you wish for me to help you or your organization, please contact me so I can post properly.

This message holds true, not just for Atlanta’s Frugal Mom, but for any of your favorite blogs as well.   




Keep on saving!  :o)

–Barbara
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CVS Haul – Cheap Tide, diapers, Scrubbing Bubbles, and MORE!

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Look at all this loot!  All for under $10!!
Here’s my latest mini-haul from CVS.  In my first transaction, I got: 
  • one package of ThermaCare heat wraps (sale price $3.79), 
  • 2 boxes of Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel (2/$6), 
  • a bottle of Tide Stain Release laundry booster (on clearance for $3.36), 
  • and a pack of CVS diapers ($6.99).
I utilized the following: 
  • $1 coupon for ThermaCare (package insert)
  • $2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Product, exp. 11/5/11 (SS 09/25/11)
  • $2 coupon for any Tide Stain Release product (from sample packages received)
  • $5 ECB from Beauty Club (printed when scanned card at coupon center in store)
  • $3 ECB from Baby club
  • ECB from sales past
In my 2nd transaction, I got the Olay moisturizer ($10.99 each, buy one, get one half off).  I utilized:
  • ECB generated from 1st transaction ($2 from diapers, $3.79 from ThermaCare)
  • (2) $2/1 Olay Facial Cleanser, exp. 10/31/11 (RP 09/25/11)
  • ECB from transactions past.
In the end, I came out of pocket for under $10!!  From a grand (pre-tax, -coupon, and -ECB) total of $36.62, that’s a savings of about 75%!!
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--Barbara

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Looking for a Particular Coupon? Check out the Coupon Database!

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Family Friendly FrugalityMy blogging friend, Heather, over at Family Friendly Frugality has an awesome coupon database, and I encourage you to check it out!  


If you’re looking for a particular coupon, you type in the name of the product, and it’ll tell you if said coupon exists.  


If it’s a printable coupon, it’ll even give you a direct link to print it off.  Be sure to bookmark the coupon database, for your convenience! 


Keep on saving!  :o)

–Barbara
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**$0.10 Shout Wipes** — Clearance Travel/Trial Size Items at Target!!

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My daughter and I took a li’l trip to my dearly beloved Target this morning, and -as always- I had to check out the trial/travel size section.  Was I ever-elated to see multiple items with those lovely red stickers on them — the amount of stuff on clearance was enough to send me in to overdrive!  I’m happy to say, I showed a wee bit restraint.  :o) 

Keep in mind: clearance items may vary by store, but here are some of the highlights I saw at my location today.  (I could only stand to be in there for so long, afraid I would overheat with excitement!!)


Shout travel wipes (4 pk) – $0.48 
* $0.75/2 printable coupon
About 10 cents EACH after coupon!!


Playtex Sport Purse Pak (3 ct) – $1.77
$4/2 printable coupon == $0.46 MONEY MAKER!


Dove for Men body and face wash – $0.67
No known coupons available; all exclude trial sizes.  :/


Old Spice & Right Guard Sport deodorant – $0.67
* $1/2 Old Spice Product, exp. 9/30/11 (P&G 08/28/11)
**not sure if this excludes trial/travel size or not??** 

Finally, this isn’t a clearance item, but you can get a good deal right now on Nature Valley and/or Fiber One granola bars.  They’re currently B4G1, priced at 4 for $10.  (That’s $2.00 each with the 5th one.)  Use these printable coupons for $0.75/2 to maximize your savings!


In conclusion, my love affair with Target continues.  Yeah, I love that place so much I would marry — well, I won’t go there.  :o)  Y’all have a great weekend!


Keep on saving!  :o)

–Barbara
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DIY Headboard

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My bed has been sitting on the floor, no frame, no headboard, no nothing, for the last 2 years.  About a year ago I started shopping around for headboards and was appalled by the pricing.  I was griping to my mother, and she said, “Tiffany, just make your own!” Well duh!  I don’t know why I didn’t think of that before!  So I rushed out and bought plywood and the material I wanted for the cover.  I found 2 old, ugly comforters at a discount cloth outlet that were perfect for the padding.  (This particular outlet sells torn and stained fabric from their warehouse by the pound!)

And then I hurried home.

And did nothing with it.

For a year.

Since then, my husband has tried to throw out the wood at least a dozen times, I’ve lost the cover material more than I can count, and my kids have taken over the comforters.  Well, on Monday, I decided I had had enough.  I gathered all of the materials and got to work!

Materials used:

1 4×8 plywood board ($5)

1 used brown suede zippy cover thing ($1)

2 used large, ugly comforters ($4)

Tools needed:

Circular saw

Staple gun

Measuring tape

Chalk

Scissors (I used bandage scissors, they worked GREAT!)

DIY Headboard

Directions:

1. Measure and cut the wood down to the size you need.

I cut mine .  It didn’t occur to me to take pictures until after I got started, so no visual for this step!

2.  Fold first comforter and lay out across board, cut off excess.

I don’t own sawhorses, so I used two plastic tables instead.  It helped A LOT to line the edge of the board up with the table edge.  I also spent forever hacking away at the comforter with kitchen shears until my husband suggested the bandage scissors.  What a lifesaver!  By the way, it doesn’t have to look perfect. 🙂

DIY Headboard

DIY Headboard

3.  Staple around the edges, pulling the comforter tight as you go. Pretty simple, I stapled about every 4 inches or so.

DIY Headboard

4. Lay out the second comforter, cut slightly larger than the first.

This one will get folded over the back of the board, so cut it a bit longer.

DIY Headboard

5.  Flip over the board, pull the fabric tight, and start stapling!

Make sure the fabric is pulled very tight, so that you don’t end up with a saggy headboard in a few weeks!

DIY Headboard

6.  Last step, attaching the cover!

I slide the fabric underneath the board and put in 2 staples on each side as I pulled it tight.  I stapled the corners and then went down the sides to finish it off.

DIY Headboard

I wasn’t too concerned about it being exactly even and neat, since it’s the back and no one will know but me.  And you.  But you won’t tell, right?

DIY Headboard

Things NOT to do when making your own headboard:

1. Drop the finished board on your foot while trying to pick it up off the table.

2. Drop the board on the table and knock it over.

3. Fall down on the cement.

4.  Crack the debit card in your pocket when you land on the ground.

If you *do* choose to go all out, be prepared to end up with this beauty:

DIY Headboard

I seriously thought I broke my foot, but within a few hours, I was as good as new!  Now, onto the before and after shots!

DIY Headboard before

DIY Headboard after

Doesn’t it look lovely?  All for less than $10 and 30 minutes!  What’s your favorite fast DIY project?

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Red Plum printable coupons!!!!!

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YAHOOOO!!! You can now access Red Plum printable coupons RIGHT HERE at Atlanta’s Frugal Mom! :o)

Also, check out the Coupons.com widget here. And for an extensive list of printable and digital coupons available to you, click here. Ain’t life grand?!?

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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(semi)New bedroom decor!

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We officially moved into our home in October of 2009.  We bought a newish mattress shortly after and I bought a beautiful new comforter set from Garden Ridge for $30.  I couldn’t wait to get it home and on the bed.  It looked fabulous!  Then I washed it.  And this happened.

New to me bedroom set

That USED to be baby blue and chocolate brown.  🙁  So I have been using this horribly faded comforter set for almost 2 years, and can’t stand the sight of it.  But, this past week, Goodwill came to my rescue!  I found this beautiful comforter set for a whopping $30!  It is in immaculate condition and matches my bedroom color scheme perfectly.

Goodwill comforter set

I finished the headboard today, the down and dirty tutorial for that can be found here.  Once I got it in place, I added the comforter set for the final touch.  It’s amazing how different your room can look just from changing the comforter and pillows out.  Even my kids are impressed. 🙂

Have you done any low cost decor changes recently?  How did yours turn out?

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Turn Your Old, Broken iPhone Into Cash!!

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iPhone Into Cash – Old, Broken – 


Here’s an easy cash deficit solution: Sell your old iPhone!  Got an old or broken iPhone just sitting around, collecting dust?  Send in your old or broken iPhone for cash.  An iPhone 4 in fair condition can fetch you as much as $100!!  Click here for details.


Keep on saving!  :o)

–Barbara
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Gymboree Coupon Code – 20% off

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Gymboree coupon codes

I have a Gymboree coupon code, good for 20% off your entire purchase.  This is a one time use code, o if you use it, please either comment below to say so, or send me a quick email, and I’ll let folks know.  Coupon expires September 30, 2011.  (…not that I expect it to last that long!!)

Coupon code, to be used at time of checkout, is 11JK8GG9RC80331

Please remember to leave a comment below (on the actual blog, not just on Facebook or Twitter) OR send me an email, to let others know the code has been used.


Keep on saving!  :o)

–Barbara
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--Barbara

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