New Coupons

Have you been over to Coupons.com or Shortcuts.com to check out the new December coupons?  You want to head to Coupons.com and go ahead and print out any promising coupons you see there–often the best ones have limited prints and you don’t want to go back and find you missed out!  Shortcuts are electronic coupons that stack on top of your paper coupons at Kroger–just make sure to look at all the coupons before you start loading them, as there is a limit to how many you can have on your card at once.


Couponing Guide

Right now I sell the coupon guide from the class in the sidebar in an e-book format.  Its $10 and is 30 pages long.  It contains all of the steps to what I do.  I tried to include every bit of information I know.

However, there is the possibility that I can have the guide published in paperback form for you guys to order.  Would you be interested in that?   It would be $14-$15 (to cover publishing costs).  Since the size of the pages would be smaller, it would be about 80 pages long.  I know some of you have expressed that you’d like to have hard copies that you can give to friends and family for presents–would this help?

Before I invest time and money into making that happen, I need to know there would be a big enough interest in it.  Once I do, I can probably have them up and for sale by the end of the week, so you guys would have them in time for Christmas.


You Tell the Story!

My favorite part of this job is hearing from you guys!  Today, I want to open up the floor to you–what’s your story?  This site may seem like its all about deals and buying stuff, but really, that is not what its here for.  There are a million and one deals sites out there.  No, the purpose of this site is really to give other people hope–to show them that yes, real people can do this!

So tell me your story!  You can post it below in a comment, or send it to me in an email at Littlemissknowitall at contentquake dot com.  It doesn’t matter to me if its about my site or others–I want to hear how life has changed for you since you discovered a new way to shop!  I’ll post some of the best stories up in a new post–one that will get linked in the Get Started section so that newcomers can see–it really is possible to save like we do!

I’ll start with my story.

I’m a stay at home mom of two.  My oldest is on the autism spectrum, so I’ve never been able to work outside the home.  I was working from home 10-15 hours a week until the company I was working for decided to move out of KY.  Suddenly I had to replace that $400-$600 a month in income.  I’d tried coupons before, but they’d never worked for me.  Seemed like a waste of time–though I was always fascinated by the coupon queens I’d see on tv.  Then I stumbled upon a message board of people chatting about all the free stuff they were getting.  A few of them took me under their wing and within a few weeks–I was flying right along with them!  I couldn’t believe I was going to the store and getting hundreds of dollars worth of items for free!  I remember my first trip–I got Toaster Strudels and Goldfish crackers, had a total a little over $25, and the after coupon total was about $3.  My jaw hit the floor!  The rest is history…

So, what’s your story?


Great Gifts for under $20! Updated with Freebies!

Thought I’d start a list of great deals I see right now…all great gifts for under $20! Again, don’t forget to click to these stores via Ebates–You’ll get double cash back right now, an extra $10 for joining Ebates, and a nice rebate check in January/February!

Over at Finish Line they have Heelies for $19.98 with free shipping code from Ebates–Ebates44! Add in code COMEBACK for an extra 15% off. Two other codes to try (they work for some and not for others) BRADSDEALS122 for 15% off or Finish12.

Finish Line also has NCAA hoodies at $20 each–youth size are $20 each, while adult are 2 for $40 making both $20 each. Remember your codes can take that price down a bit …though it does appear to be one code per order.

Right now I’m testing a code over at Artscow.com, where you can get a free photobook or free photo puzzles for only the $6.99 shipping fee. If it works, its a great deal!

Don’t forget Walgreens has a $5 off $25 coupon today–bringing a $25 gift down to $20–or do some of your EasySaver catalog rebate shopping and get some extra $$ off!

I’m still looking…I’ll be back!

UPDATED: Here are some good freebies, you just pay shipping!

-Free Makeup at EverydayMinerals.com. Go to their site, click on Makeup and then on custom kits. About a third of the way down the page, add the sample kit to your cart. Then go shopping! You get three foundations, one concealer, and one blush. Go find the colors you like, and simply drag and drop the item into your shopping cart. (clicking on ‘add to cart’ will add the full price item–so make sure you drag the photo and drop it into the shopping cart to the right of the page.) Shipping costs $3.xx. I’ve been using their mineral makeup for 6 weeks now and find it to be absolutely Top Notch! I’ve used mineral makeup for years, but really, really love this stuff. And even at full price, its way cheaper than drugstore brands like L’Oreal! Oh, and you can re-order for others in your household, so get stocking stuffers for yourself, your girls, your friends….you just have to pay shipping each time!

-This is the best deal I’ve found so far! Free photo gifts over at Artscow.com!! And by free gifts, I do mean GIFTS. There are MANY of them! Okay, start here–get 1200 free prints credits & 3 8″x8″ photo books, and other photo gifts *. They’ve given us a direct link, so you no longer need to leave your email in a referral request. When you get to their front page, down in the middle of the page will be a headling “Get 1200 prints free!” Click there, register, then follow the directions below to get even more gifts!

Now, after that, add something to your cart–anything, doesn’t matter what, then go to checkout. When you see codes and gift certificates, enter these two codes:

FREE5XPBS for 5 free Photobooks

FREE4XPUZZLES for 4 free Photo Puzzles

It will ask you to verify them, and take you to a new page where you will have to re-enter them. Re-enter them, and they they appear. These are 20 page 8″ x 8″ books and 100 piece puzzles. You’ll also find all kinds of offers and deals on lots of other freebies. You simply pay shipping! These are great deals!! Get photo gifts for everyone in your family!

I’ve been playing around with it, and so far I’ve ordered 11 items, all with personalized photos on them–4 ornaments, a set of playing cards, 4 jigsaw puzzles and a few other goodies–and the shipping is about $40 for all of those. That’s 11 gifts for $40! My kids are going to love 100 piece jigsaw puzzles of them at Disneyworld! The grandparents will all love the ornaments with photos of the kids on them. The newlyweds are getting a Christmas ornament that’s a picture of them the day they got engaged. And more….much more!!


Cyber Monday

Sorry I’ve been so quiet this weekend–I’ve been sick.  Anywho….

A few quick updates.  Tomorrow I’ll be on WAVE3 in Louisville from 10:30-11:00 am with Troubleshooter Charla Young talking about couponing.  I’ll be there again on the 8th.  For all my Louisville readers–tune in!

I’ll also be at the Cincy MomsLikeMe event at the Newport on the Levee Thursday evening, where I’ll be talking about SavingCentral and answering your deals/coupons questions!  We’ll also have free photos with Santa, taken by professional photographers!  Come on out and see us!

Tomorrow’s Cyber Monday and the deals are beginning to appear.  Before I post what I’ve found, a couple of tips…remember to sign up for Ebates or BigCrumbs before you start shopping–its a great way to get an extra ‘discount’ through coupon codes (which they list on their sites) and via the money-back rebates.  (I got a check for $68 from Ebates just last week!)  The deals will be changing rapidly, so keep a tab open to a site like Slickdeals.net which posts the hot deals as quickly as they appear.  (Slickdeals has been doing a great job cleaning up their site lately and I’ve found it a lot better place to find deals.)  When you see a deal pop up you want to check out, head over to Ebates/BigCrumbs and click on their link for that store–that way you get the deal AND the rebates!  For example, today I bought a deal off Borders that was 90% off normal price, plus I got 8% back from Ebates!  That’s the same as paying 2% of the original price!

Okay, off to the deals!

KB Toys has their CyberMonday deals up already.  Use coupon code KBNLTR For $5 Off $40 purchase.

Walgreens has a $5 off $25 coupon on their site for Monday and Tuesday for in-store only.

Circuit City appears to have these items on sale tomorrow…though you might be able to get them today!

Best Buy started their Cyber deals today.  Find them here.

Meijer’s Cyber Monday coupons and deals.

Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic Codes are stackable:
Free shipping code ONEDAY
15% off Gap code GAP15

Also, Gap sweaters are buy one get one half off (online only).

ToysRUs has a $10 off $50 purchase when you pay with Paypal.  Deals are up:

Toys and Games, Video Games, and Baby Deals.


Black Friday Madness

Soo….what deals did you guys score?  I’m home sick today so I must live vicariously through you!

I did get out last night after dinner to the CVS and Wags just down the road.  Got the few things I’d been saving ECB’s and RR’s for, and was back home in under an hour.  I sent my dh out earlier today to get the Price Adjustment at Target–no issues!  I’m reading online that Target was a madhouse, as was Walmart.  I hope you guys all shopped ahead!

The online deals are just as good right now…make sure to check sites like Slickdeals.net and FatWallet all throughout this weekend for the best deals!  Both sites post deals lightning fast so you can get in on them before they’re sold out!


Feed it Forward with Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com is sponsoring an amazing giveaway this month, and you can get in on the action!

Every day, go to Restaurant.com and register in the Feed it Forward program.  You’ll be allowed to give away 3 $10 gift certificates to Restaurant.com every day–to people you know!  Every day for the next 30 days!  That’s right, make your list, b/c you can give 3 a day!

I love Restaurant.com.  I get good deals on Restaurants I love, at dinner prices I can afford.  Regular Restaurant.com rules apply–one gift certificate per table, they usually have a spending requirement, and often restrict the hours you can use the certificate.  Still, I often can get a $10 lunch for under $3, which is not bad at all!


Black Friday lists and deals

I’m not going to list all the deals here.  If you want some info, check out Melissa’s blog over at SavingCentral–where she’s been talking about BF for weeks now.  I did the story with Channel 5/WLWT today, and it will air at 6:15 tonight.  Click here for a list of what I saw that caught my eye in the BF ads.

Links to Ebates and BigCrumbs, where you’ll get money back for shopping online.  You want to have one or the other open on CyberMonday as you watch for the deals to come in.

I got this email earlier this afternoon listing several BF and CyberMonday deals, along with ongoing deals!

Merchant Offer Information Start Date End Date
A&E TV Networks $1 Shipping on All Orders – Use code 1SHIP at checkout. 11/15/08 12/2/08
ActiveForever.com Free $5! Buy anything on our website and get $5 off! Use code FREE5 during checkout. 11/15/08 12/15/08
Aeropostale Entire Store 50% Off 11/24/08 11/25/08
Aeropostale Entire Store 50-70% Off 11/26/08 12/1/08
Aeropostale Web Buster Deals from 11/26-12/1 that will be online only deals. 11/26/08 12/1/08
Aeropostale Free Shipping on $75 or more 11/24/08 12/2/08
American Diabetes Wholesale $7.00 off an order of $50. $15.00 off an order of $100. 11/28/08 12/1/08
Appleseed’s 25% Sale off sales items. Take an extra 25% off Sale items, already reduced up to 80% off original prices. No minimum purchase or coupon code required 11/28/08 12/1/08
Big Mans Land Free Ground Shipping on orders $125 or more Coupon Code: freeship77 11/19/08 11/26/08
Big T Calendars 10% Off On All Calendars! 11/24/08 11/27/08
Biography Channel $1 Shipping on All Orders – Use code 1SHIP at checkout. 11/15/08 12/2/08
Britannica Britannica Store – FREE SHIPPING, plus 10% OFF any size purchase. 11/1/08 1/10/09
Calendars.com Black Friday: 10%* off any calendar purchase. Enter AFFNOV10 at checkout. *Restrictions Apply 11/1/08 12/31/08
Calendars.com Cyber Monday: Free Shipping* plus 10%* Off Any Purchase of $25+. Enter AFUS25 at checkout. *Restrictions Apply 11/1/08 12/31/08
Carolee Free Shipping on all orders Special Gift with Purchase – LUX canvas tote bag with any $75 purchase 11/28/08 12/1/08
Clarins USA Clarins USA Official Store 30% off & Free Shipping, Promo Code: HOLIDAY1 12/1/08 12/31/08
Clon Communications 8% OFF on your client’s first purchase within Cloncom in ANY of our products except Prepaid Wireless. Coupon code: callgiving 11/15/08 11/30/08
Country Door Save 10% sitewide at CountryDoor.com 11/6/08 12/31/08
Dawdle.com Free Shipping offer on all Dawdle.com purchases! 11/15/08 12/31/10
Dockers Gifts at $20 & Under & Free Shipping on Orders of $50 or More 11/28/08 12/1/08
Eddie Bauer 2 Offers Coming Soon! 12/1/08 12/2/08
Famous Footwear Save 10% off at Famous Footwear on BlackFriday with code THANKS2008 11/27/08 11/30/08
Famous Footwear Cyber Monday Only: Save 10% off purchases at Famous Footwear. One day only 12/1/08 12/1/08
FAO Schwarz YouChoose Promotion – 20% off discount on orders of $120. Promo Code = BFSALE OR Free Standard Shipping on all orders over $90. Promo Code = BFSHIP 11/26/08 12/1/08
Finish Line Details to be released on 11/24. There will be separate offers for Black Friday and for Cyber Monday. 11/28/08 11/30/08
Folica.com Free Shipping on $50 or more 11/28/08 12/1/08
Folica.com $25 off $100 or more 11/28/08 12/1/08
Ginny’s Save 10% Sitewide at Ginny’s 11/5/08 12/31/08
Harry & David Percentage off entire site 11/28/08 11/28/08
HerbsPro Black Friday: Happy Thanksgiving, Additional 5% Off on Vitamins & Supplements Coupon Code: DSC200009 11/28/08 11/28/08
HerbsPro Cyber Monday: Thanksgiving Sale, Additional 5% Off on Vitamins & Supplements Coupon Code: DSC200010 11/28/08 12/2/08
Home and Beyond iHome iH5BR Clock Radio for iPod (Black) w/Remote for $39.99 11/21/08 11/30/08
Home and Beyond First Alert WX-150 Public Alert Radio with S.A.M.E for $19.99 11/21/08 11/30/08
Home Decorators Collection $25 off orders of $150 or more at HomeDecorators.com 11/3/08 11/30/08
HomeOfficeSolutions.com $75 off any order of $699 or more. Some restrictions apply. 11/28/08 12/5/08
HomeVisions.com Save 10% on All Orders 11/14/08 12/31/08
Indochino Get a FREE tailor-made shirt with any suit purchase. 11/21/08 12/15/08
KangarooBoo.com 15% off all non-sale items with coupon code: cyber08 11/28/08 12/1/08
Kmart Thanksgiving Day Sale – Over 35 Great Offers! 11/27/08 11/27/08
Kmart Black Friday – 25 Great Offers! 11/28/08 11/28/08
Kmart Saturday Doorbusters Available Online for 5 Hours Only! 7-12pm Only! 11/29/08 11/29/08
Kmart 2 Day Deals – Over 40 Great Offers! 11/28/08 11/29/08
Kmart Cyber Monday – Over 35 Great Offers 12/1/08 12/1/08
La Cense Beef 15% Discount & Free Shipping on La Cense Beef Holiday Packages 12/1/08 12/31/08
Lenox Black Friday Sale Save $10 off $75 or more at Lenox.com 11/28/08 11/30/08
Lenox Up to 75% Of Select Items 12/1/08 12/1/08
Lenox.com 10% Off $75 or More 11/28/08 11/30/08
Montgomery Ward Save 10% Site Wide 10/31/08 12/31/08
Mrs.Beasley’s SAVE $4 OFF INSTANTLY on ANY ORDER with CODE: PERF4OFF 11/14/08 11/30/08
MySolitaire.com FREE SHIPPING ON ALL PRODUCTS COUPON – “BLACK” – for one day only – $10 off on any $100 or above purchase. 11/28/08 11/29/08
MySolitaire.com Save anywhere from 5% – 60% with more than 15 GREAT promotions! 11/27/08 11/30/08
MySolitaire.com Holiday Savings at MySolitaire.com – SAVE $10 off any purchase of $100 (COUPON CODE: BLACK) 11/27/08 11/30/08
MySolitaire.com FREE SHIPPING on all purchases at MySolitaire.com. Offer only good November 27-30, 2008 11/27/08 11/30/08
Naturalizer Free Shipping on Naturalizer.com orders from 11.24.08 thru 12.25.08 11/24/08 12/25/08
NewBiiz (SuperBiiz) Over 30 Mail In Rebates! 11/28/08 12/5/08
OfficeDesigns.com $75 off any order of $699+. Some restrictions apply. 11/28/08 12/5/08
PC Pitstop 25% off any PC Pitstop product including: Optimize, Driver Alert, Disk MD, Exterminate, and Erase. Use coupon code: PCPERFORM 11/28/08 12/1/08
Pet Mountain $5 Off any order over $25 = Use Coupon Code “5OFF” We also offer Free Shipping on any order over $150 – no coupon needed! 10/21/08 12/31/08
PrintingForLess.com $50 off your Greeting/Holiday Card order. Use Promo Code CARD50 11/30/08 12/1/08
PrintingForLess.com $50 Dollars off any Greeting/Holiday Card order. * Promo Code: CARD50 11/1/08 12/31/08
Sears Black Friday – Over 350 Great Offers! 11/27/08 11/29/08
Sears Incredible Saturday Sale and Doorbusters – Over 80 Great Offers! 11/28/08 11/29/08
Sears Cyber Monday – Over 125 Great Offers! 12/1/08 12/1/08
Seventh Avenue Save 10% Site Wide at Seventh Avenue 10/31/08 12/31/08
SFMusicbox.com Black Friday: Get 10%* off orders $50 or more. Enter SFAF5 at checkout. *Restrictions Apply 11/1/08 12/31/08
SFMusicbox.com Cyber Monday: Free Shipping** PLUS 10%* off your order of $75 or more. Enter SFMBAFDEC at checkout. *Restrictions Apply 11/1/08 12/31/08
Shoes.com 10% off purchase at Shoes.com with code YAMS 11.26.08-11.28.08 11/26/08 11/28/08
Shoes.com Cyber Monday Save 20% on Order at Shoes.com With Code MONDAY 12/1/08 12/1/08
SkateStyles.com Cyber Monday Only Save 20% off on Purchase at SkateStyles.com 12/1/08 12/1/08
Smith & Hawken Tree in Urn: Regularly $169, Promotion Price $99 (40% off) 11/28/08 11/30/08
Smith & Hawken Set of 2: Regularly $299, Promotion Price $200 (a $100 savings!) 11/28/08 11/30/08
SnapTotes.com Free ground shipping for orders over $50. Please use the coupon code: holidaysnap08 11/27/08 12/1/08
solestruck.com 15% Commission & Free Shipping On All Orders! 11/27/08 12/5/08
SPORTSMITH We will be hosting a sale for black Friday and cyber Monday. 20% off all fitness products. Coupon code for Fridays sale :gabf08. Coupon Code for Mondays Sale: gacm08 *Restrictions Apply 11/28/08 12/1/08
Swiss Colony $15 off All Orders of $75 or More 11/7/08 12/31/08
Tea Collection A special discount for friends and family only. 25% off with promo code Gift08. Free standard shipping on orders over $100. 12/1/08 12/3/08
Tender Filet Four Free Sirloin Steak Burgers 11/12/08 12/31/08
The Children’s Place 15% Off All Orders with Code:HAC8 11/19/08 12/8/08
The Great Indoors Cyber Monday – 20 Great Offers! 12/1/08 12/1/08
The Great Indoors Save 20% off Almost Everything, some exclusions apply Thanksgiving Day Only! 11/27/08 11/27/08
The Great Indoors Black Friday – Over 25 Great Offers! 11/28/08 11/29/08
The History Channel $1 Shipping on All Orders – Use code 1SHIP at checkout. 11/15/08 12/2/08
TicketNetwork Discount premium tickets for Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets at Rockefeller Center. 11/28/08 12/20/08
Timberland Post Holiday (Winter Sale) 20% Off 12/20/08 1/4/09
Timberland Black Friday 30% Off 11/21/08 11/30/08
Timberland Cyber Monday $20 off $100+ 12/1/08 12/3/08
Timberland December Friends and Family – 40% Off 12/5/08 12/14/08
Tog Shop 25% Sale. Our thanks to you. Take an extra 25% off ALL Sale items 11/26/08 12/1/08
Under Armour FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS, NO MINIMUM PURCHASE 11/28/08 12/1/08
Urban Outfitters Free Shipping on All Orders Over $75 11/24/08 12/1/08

Enquirer Sunday paper deal!

Thanks to Andrea, who came to my class this weekend, for pointing out this deal!

Get the Sunday Enquirer for only $18 when you also subscribe to the Community Recorder!  No, no extra fees!  The $18.02 a YEAR includes a weekly Recorder and the Sunday Enquirer!!  For a YEAR!  That’s the Sunday Enquirer for .38 a week!  WOO HOOO!!!!

Call the circulation desk at your local Community Recorder and ask them for the Recorder/Sunday Enquirer subscription deal!!!


Looking for aWii?

Best Buy in Florence has them!  Normal price–$250–but they have dozens in stock right now!

I’m also told you can use Ebates or BigCrumbs to order through the BestBuy website, and have it delivered to store, so you still get your Ebate rebates!

Hurry!