Having Cents, Your Link to Savings

Having Cents, Your Link to Savings

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Recipe for Home-made Soft Scrub

What you'll need:

1 Cup Baking Soda
1 Cup Dishwashing Liquid
*1/2 Cup Vinegar (use enough to achieve your prefered consistency) 
How to make it:
Combine the baking soda and liquid detergent. Now add the vinegar until you achieve the consistency of icing.
Use:  Apply a small amount to a sponge or soft cloth. Rub gently and wipe or rinse clean.

Caution:  Always test cleaner on an inconspicuous area first.

Life Organizers Website

I am always looking for ways to get organzied, because I am not a natural. That gene is missing in my DNA. I found a website that I think is useful. Go here for more info. Check out the section that helps you deal with all of that unwanted mail.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Oreo Truffles

Go here to get a recipe for my new favorite chocolate dessert. I added 2 tsp. of flavoring to the cookie mixture. Either almond extract or mint extract. You can sprinkle almonds or crushed pepperming on top. Yum.

Diet Items

Watch for sales on exercise equipment and dieting items. Lots of folks are making resolutions--myself included. There will be much competiton for your dollar. Choose wisely and only  buy what you know you will really use.  Most home exercise equipment is rarely used ( guilty).

I have been BUSY!

I hope all of you saved this Christmas by shopping the many sales at retailers. I found there to be many deals due to the slow economy. Wait a couple of days and you will see prices continue to decline to clear out the old merchandise and put out the new spring items. Also, unwanted items will be returned to the store so if you missed out on something, it may be there now. Remember, saving is about how much you spend--not how much you save.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

One of Kind Jewelry

If you want great looking, affordable jewelry, check out this site. Semi-precious stones and Hill Tribes silver from Thailand are combined to make these unique pieces.  Go to : http://www.lilymaidendesigns.etsy.com/  Have your own design idea? Contact them to make it for you!

Coupon Clippers

Holiday time is a great time to stock up on baking supplies. There are many coupons available for things like chocolate chips, nuts,spices,condensed milk,frozen bread products and broth. Many of these items will keep if stored properly. Check out http://www.thecouponclippers.com/ for great coupons this week.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Houseware Deals

Go to www.housewaresdeals.com to get great prices on household items. They have a new deal each day.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Balsamic Glazed Tilapia

3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
juice of one orange
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. asian chili paste
6 tilapia filets
canola oil
salt, pepper

Combine sauce ingredients in saucepan. Cook over low heat until liquid is reduced and sauce thickens a little.Season fish by coating it with oil then salt and pepper. Heat a dry skillet until screaming hot. Cook 3 pieces fish at a time about 1 minute on each side. Transfer to baking pan which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Brush on the sauce, cook in 350 oven for about 5 minutes--or until fish is cooked through. Yummoh!

Target Coupons

Check out Target's printables of the week. Awesome savings that can be combined with manufacturer coupons.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Try Ziplist for Grocery Shopping Organization

I recently came across this website www.ziplist.com. It is free and helps you organzie your shopping lists and recipes online. You can even add your favorite stores to your profile. You can also add coupon and sale info. Incredible!

Gluten Free Website

Click the title above for some great GF tips and recipes.

Expensive Indulgences to Avoid

Click title above to see how much some items are marked up!

Car Repair Help

Have an auto repair question? Check outthis blog: www.kgautotechnician.blogspot.com. Click the comments section to post a question.

Groupon has come to Baton Rouge !!!

Groupon has come to Baton Rouge. Check out today's deal at Bistro Byrons. Click title above.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tex Mex Slaw

Having ₵ents: Tex Mex Slaw

Tex Mex Slaw

6 cups green cabbage, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
4 cobs fresh corn, scraped off the cob
2 green onions, sliced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
2 radishes, grated
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 2 limes
1 tsp. ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Saute corn in 1 Tbsp. oil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, mix together corn, beans, cabbage, cilantro and radishes. In separate bowl, mix together 1/4 cup olive oil, lime juice, cumin, garlic,salt and pepper. Add to corn mixture. Chill. Serve cold. Can use carrots instead of radishes. Great with grilled chicken on the side.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Great Coupons This Week

Check out the coupon clippers this weekend for great valuable coupons. Click the title above.

Pineapple & Pork Stir Fry

1 lb. boneless pork chops

salt, pepper, onion powder

1/4 cup corn starch

canola oil

1 bell pepper, sliced

1 stalk celery, diced

8 oz. fresh snow peas or green beans

2 cloves garlic, sliced

1 small can crushed pineapple. drained

2 T orange marmalade

2 T apple cider vinegar

2 T ketchup

2 T soy sauce

1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp. asian chili paste

1 tsp. sesame oil

Heat wok until very hot. Season pork with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Dredge in cornstarch. Add 1 T canola oil to hot wok. Cook meat until browned. Remove and add 1 T canola oil, bell pepper, snow peas, and celery. Cook 2 minutes, then add snow peas and cook for 1 minute. Mix together remaining ingredients and add to veggies. Add meat back. Heat through. Serves 4. Serve with rice.

Friday, September 10, 2010

JC Penney Shoe Blowout

JCP is having a shoe blowout clearance sale. All red dot clearance shoes are $7.97 at my local JCP. Of course, I came home with 2 pairs of sandals for next summer. Can't resist a good shoe sale.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Buy it Before You Need It

By making a list of items you use, you can be ahead of the game! If you keep your coupons organized and watch for clearance, you can stock up on things like batteries and household cleaners. I rarely run out of regular household items by adopting this practice. Also, I get them at a great price.

Clearance Sections

Most stores have clearance sections. I am always amazed at what you can find. Many places overstock so when they need room on the shelf, they move the older items to a clearance section. I have seen them in Winn-Dixie and even Walmart. Combine your coupons with marked down items to get a real deal.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Dirt Cheap Deals

Dirt Cheap in Zachary has hundreds of swimwear pieces--even maternity for $1.50. Yes you read it correctly!!!! Click link above to sign up for Dirt Cheap emails.

Saving in your New Hood

How to Plan a Labor Day BBQ | eHow.com

How to Plan a Labor Day BBQ | eHow.com

New GF and Dairy Free Recipes

Check out new recipes for sensitive eaters. Click link above.

No Coupons in the Paper

Usually, on holiday weekends, there are no coupons in the newspaper. You can still pay a clipping service like www.thecouponclippers.com. They get current coupons in every week. I like to order mine on Saturday mornings.

Basic Beef Stir Fry

Having ₵ents: Basic Beef Stir Fry

Basic Beef Stir Fry

2 lbs thinly sliced round steak (Milanese)
1/2 cup corn starch
1/4 cup canola or grapeseed oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 large bell pepper sliced (green or red)
2 stalks celery, sliced on diagonal
1 large onion, sliced
3 cups sliced squash or zucchini or other fresh veggie
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups water or broth
2 Tbsp. soy sauce or Braggs Amino if you are gluten sensitive
1 tsp or more asian chili paste(optional)
Optional garnishes-green onion, toasted sesame seeds

Heat wok on medium high heat until a light smoke appears. While wok is heating,
dry beef with paper towels. Slice into thin pieces( like making a philly cheesesteak). Season with salt and pepper and dredge in cornstarch.
Add 1 Tbsp. oil to hot wok and swirl in pan. Add 1/2 beef and cook until browned, stirring frequently--about 2 minutes. Remove and repeat with 1 Tbsp. oil and remaining beef.
Brown and remove. Add the rest of the oil repeat. Add remaining 2 Tbsp. oil and sautee the celery and bell pepper for 1 minute. Add onion and squash. Continue cooking until onion begins to turn clear. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add cooked beef back to pan and heat through. Add water and soy sauce. Cook until sauce thickens about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Serve with rice.
Note: lightly steamed broccoli can be replaced for squash. Also, be sure to turn on your exhaust fan to high. This form of cooking produces smoke.

Been Gone, But I am Back Now!!!

Hey guys. For the past two months I have been out, but with the school year starting and everyone trying to save on the rising cost of groceries and such, I will be posting savings ideas. Check back or subscribe to this site.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dirt Cheap--No Really

Today I was in Zachary, La. A friend told me to stop at store named "Dirt Cheap". They buy out unsold merchandise from big department chains. I got a dress and a swimsuit cover up. Bill was $20.00. It is unorganized and you have to dig, but worth the time. Dirt Cheap is owned by the Hudson's chain. The have stores in the Southeast. Click the title above for the website.

Free movie rentals coupon codes

Free movie rentals coupon codes

Friday, July 2, 2010

How to get Free groceries at Target

Click the title above for a great article on saving at Target!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Exclusive coupons for Frugal Festival Summer Swap

Exclusive coupons for Frugal Festival Summer Swap

Make your Own Energy Bar

WWW.elementbars.com is company that lets you create your own energy bars to order--much like ordering a pizza. They list the ingredients and you put them together for you and mail them to you. Today, you can to to www.groupon.com and get a discount. Enjoy, be happy and healthy.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cheap New Orleans Trip

Recently, hubby and I took long weekend to New Orleans on the cheap! Priceline gave us a 4 star hotel in the Arts/Warehouse District for $60.00/night. We parked on the street to save the $28.00/night parking fee. We used coupons to eat. The hotel comped us visits to the concierge room (for no reason)--thanks! We visited art galleries for free! Whole trip= less than $300.00.Can you believe it?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Price Book Info

Here is the website to go to for how to make a pricebook. There is a downloadable form. Click the title above.

Great Workshop Tonight

Thanks to all who attended the Workshop tonight. Now--go out this week and start saving!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Having Cents Workshop

Spots filling up for the Workshop Tuesday June 8th, 7:00 pm, The Chapel in the Oaks. For more info. email: havingcents@yahoo.com

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Next Having Cents Workshop

Next Having Cents Workshop Tuesday, June 8th, The Chapel in the Oaks,9611 Siegan Lane, Baton Rouge. To register, email Claire at havingcents@yahoo.com or call 225-954-7250.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Old Navy Swim Sale

Check it out--super sale on swim suits at Old Navy. Most pieces are $10.00.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Free bottle of Suave Professional shampoo or conditioner

Free bottle of Suave Professional shampoo or conditioner

Save on OTC Cosmetics

Want to know which drugstore cosmetics perform as well as department store items? Go to www.cosmeticcop.com to see all the latest reviews of cosmetics on the market. YOu can save a bundle if you know what to buy. Why pay extra for fancy packaging? I have used the products suggested with great success and at a fraction of the cost.

Groupon of New Orleans Deal of the Day

Click title above for 50% off at Cafe Noir on Severn in Metairie.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Deals on Baby and Kids Stuff

Click the title above to link to Zulily for great deals on unique kids clothing and baby items.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bargain Bee Deal of the Day

Click link above to get a voucher to French Market Bistro on Highland Road. $50.00 worth of food and drinks for only $25.00. Hubbie loves this one.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sign up for "Groupon" New Orleans

Go here and sign up to get coupons in the New Orleans area.

Murphy Oil Corporation - Murphy Oil

Murphy Oil Corporation - Murphy Oil click this link to get a $2.00 coupon for gas. I printed it twice.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bargain Bee Deal of the Day

Go to www.bargainbee.com today and get a $10.00 voucher for $5.00 for O ya ya's--a lunch spot. Yummy!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Check out this Coupon Site

Go here to get great coupons. This site requires only a minimum of 3 each.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Breathe Right Strip Super Deal at Target

Breathe Right has $2.50 coupons from the coupon clippers. You can also print a $2.00 coupon from Target. Combine the two and you can get a package for $6.49. Hubbie snores--need this.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tomato Zuchinni Soup with Italian Sausage


Tomato Zuchinni Soup with Italian Sausage

Tomato Zuchinni Soup with Italian Sausage 3 medium sized zucchini, split lengthwise, oiled and seasoned with salt and pepper 1 large onion, diced Olive oil for sauté (about 2 Tbsp.) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 can white cannellini or great northern beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup red wine 3 cups chicken or beef broth Salt, pepper, Tony’s to taste 8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms, sliced Olive oil for sauté (about 1 Tbsp.) 2 - 15 oz. cans fire roasted diced tomatoes 1/4 cup diced roasted red bell pepper (jarred) 2 tsp. dried basil Slash of balsamic vinegar Use some olive oil to coat the zucchini. Season with salt and pepper, then roast in a 425 oven near heat element until slightly brown—about 20 minutes. Heat more olive oil on med low and sauté onion with salt, pepper and Tony’s until tender. Add garlic and sauté a minute more. Add wine and cook 2 minutes. Add broth and ½ can of beans. Cook 2 more minutes. Use stick blender to puree soup. Add tomatoes, red bell pepper, rest of the beans and basil. Simmer on low heat. While simmering, use some olive oil to coat the zucchini. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a skillet until very hot. Sauté mushrooms until brown. Add to soup. In same skillet, brown ½ lb Italian sausage. If you use links, cut them into bite size pieces after browning. Add to soup. Diced cooked zucchini and add to simmering soup. Add more spices if needed. Cook for 30 minutes. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar at the end. Serve with parmesan cheese and black olives as garnish. Beans can be mashed with fork before you add them to broth if you don’t have a stick blender. Or you don’t have to mash them at all. I just like the creamy texture.

Having ₵ents: Beef Marinade

Having ₵ents: Beef Marinade

Beef Marinade

1/4 cup Lea and Perrins Thick Worchestershire Sauce 1/4 cup balsamic or other vinegar 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. tony's seasoning 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. black pepper Mix all ingredients and pour over 2 lbs beef. Marinate at least 4-24 hours in refrigerator.

Lea and Perrins Blowout Coupon

Lea and Perrins thick Worchesetershire sauce is sporting a new coupon on coupons.com.Get $2.00 off one bottle---now that is a super duper bargain.Click title above to get coupon. I use the stuff almost everyday. I will be getting a dozen bottles. Yum. Go to the recipe tab above for a steak marinade recipe.

Too Busy to Shop?

Are you a working mom with little time for shopping? Check out www.alice.com. they deliver household items to your door with free shipping.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Win a trip to San Antoinio

Register to win a trip to San Antonio. Go to: www.visitsanantonio.com

Bargain Bee Deal of the Day

Wow--$50.00 voucher for Mansurs on the Boulevard for only $25.00. go to: http://www.bargainbee.com/?utm_source=uu387

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Baton Rouge Site for Mom's in Business

Check out www.brfavoritefinds.blogspot.com. It is a directory of mom's who own local businesses. Get connected with moms in small business.

Super Deal on Soy Joy

Today at Rite-aid Soy Joys are BOGO plus I had coupons and a single check rebate. I got 15 soy joys and a bottle of nail polish for just $6.00. Now that is a good couponing deal.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Great deal on Advill

50 count Advil on sale at CVS for $3.99. I used a $2.00 coupon and then I got a $1.00 ECB. Wow--total is $1.36 after ECB.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Great Breate Right Coupon

Click the title above to get coupons for $2.50 off the price of Breathe Right Strips. Frequently, the drug stores have them on sale so you can stock up when you have a lot of coupons. If your husband snores like mine does, then having them on hand is imperative!!! www.thecouponclippers.com

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Baton Rouge Savings Site

WBRZ has teamed up with a site called Bargain Bee to bring you local savings. Click title above to sign up and receive emails of available deals.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Louisiana Food Fest Saturday

April 10th, Fresh Pickin's on Coursey is hosting a food fest with over 40 local venders. They are also having a $500.00 grocery drawing. For more info call (225) 291-7473.

Kohls Coupon

15% off on Everything enter code SHOPNOW15 at checkout online *Offer is valid in our stores and online. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other percent-off discounts. Offer is nontransferable and must be presented at time of in-store purchase. Promo Code must be entered at Kohls.com to receive discount. Offer good on all sale-, regular- and clearance-priced merchandise. Offer not valid for price adjustments on prior purchases, on gift card purchases, for payment on a Kohl's Charge account or in conjunction with any other percent-off discounts, including the senior citizen discount. Offer also not valid on purchases of Kohl's Cares for Kids® merchandise or other charitable items. Excludes sales tax. 15% Shopping Pass discount good April 9-11, 2010.

WBRZ To Give Away $20,000 Yard Makeover

WBRZ To Give Away $20,000 Yard Makeover

Stumped for a dinner Recipe?

Just like anyone else, I get stumped on what to serve for dinner and believe it or not, I do not like cookbooks. I love being as paperless as I can so if there is recipe I am looking for, I frequently search the web. One popular site is www.cooks.com. I like this one because it shows many versions of the same dish and you can choose the one that you like the best. You can print them out and keep them in plastic sleeves in a binder. I make notations on the sheets of any adjustments I made or likes or dislikes from the family. If they liked it, it goes in the binder. I can then pull out a single page and set it on the counter while cooking and since it is in a plastic sleeve, I can wipe it if it gets dirty---and in my ktichen, that is inevitable. No more cookbook storage.

Easter Coupons

In last Sunday's paper there was a big P and G insert. Check it out for lots of B1G1 coupons or order your coupons from www.thecouponclippers.com .

Really Good Ham

For Easter, I got an Archer Farms Spiral Sliced Ham from Target. They were on sale for $1.59/lb. The ham was meaty and very flavorful. I will definitely buy another. A tip on hams: I always buy one that says "with natuaral juices". This will ensure that you get a ham that has not been pressed or has gelatin added to it. When we eat down to the ham bone I make red or white beans with it. Yum! Very economical.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

News fit for a Maxxinista! TJ Maxx $250.00 Card

News fit for a Maxxinista!

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Raosted Asparagus

Heat Oven to 400. Bend stalks of asparagus until they break. Discard the bottom or woody stem. Place on sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season wit salt and pepper--or any seasoning of your choice. I like dill weed. Bake for 10 minutes.

Hershey's Bliss Promo

My husbands favorite treat is Hershey's Bliss dark chocolate. I buy bags and bags of it and there are always coupons and sales. Right now Hershey's is having a promotion. You could win a personal trainer, home organzier, nanny, house cleaning service or personal chef. Just click the title above to enter.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Roasted Asparagus

Cut off woody stem of asparagus. A good way to determine this is to bend the stalk and when it breaks, that is where the woody stem is. Discard that portion. Place remaining stalks on sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and any other seasoning you wish (like dill weed) and bake at 400 for 10 minutes. Delicious.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Vinegars come in all kinds of flavors. One of my favorites is raspberry balsamic.It has a great sweetness and fruitiness. It goes great with green salads that have fresh fruit and blue or feta cheese in them. A basic recipe for a vinaigrette is as follows:

1 part vinegar of your choice to 2 parts oil of your choice. Add in some salt, pepper, a little honey, a some minced garlic to taste and voila, you have your homemade dressing. It is that easy.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Creative Easter Ideas | eHow at Home

Creative Easter Ideas | eHow at Home

Organize It Sale

If you are doing spring cleaning, be sure to check out this site for a 15% off Easter sale on storage containers and such.
got to : www.organizeit.com

Friday, April 2, 2010

Across the River --Great Smoked Meats

In West Baton Rouge Parish on Hwy 1 in Addis ,La. you can find the most delicious high qualtiy meat products at Benoit's. They make and smoke their own sausages, make all sorts of take home soups and gumbos and stuffed chickens and pork roasts.The prices are great and it is only a 20 minute drive from mid city Baton Rouge.Treat yourself to Beniot's. You will never be satisfied with any other sausage.
Benoit's Cajun Meat Block
7251 La Highway 1 S
Addis, LA 70710

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Savings Experiment: The story behind how to unclutter a closet for $50

Savings Experiment: The story behind how to unclutter a closet for $50
Check out this video for a how to on organizing your closet on a budget.

Bad Feet-Try These

Alegria makes high quality comfort shoes for weary feet. They have cute, updated styles ( not your mom's SAS shoes). Check them out at www.alegriashoeshop.com

Friendly Store Associates

I have noticed lately how helpful and friendly the sales clerks are when I enter stores now. I figure with the economy, stores are trying their best to provide better service. A few days ago I entered JCPenney and there was an associate at the door(upper floor) there to say "hello". They are all competing for your dollar. Use this to your advantage. Save up a little cash before you hit the mall and see how much you can save. I almost always combine a store mailer coupon with a sale for maximum savings.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Sales

On Sunday the paper was full of coupons for Tanger Mall, Stein Mart and Shoe Station. If you are still looking for the perfect outfit for this Sunday, gather your coupons and hit the pavement!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Old Navy sale for 40% off online

Check out this site for money saving tips this weekend. Old Navy sale for 40% off online

Clearance Sections

Many stores have clearance sections tucked away in a far corner. Inquire at your favorite grocery store or drugstore. You will be suprised at what you can find on the cheap--and if you have coupons to go with those items then you can achieve deep savings. Even Wal-mart and Target have designated clearance spots.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Time and Saving

Like anything else in life, the more you put into something, the more you get out of it. The same is true for couponing and saving. I meet people everyday who want to save but think it takes too much time or they think they will have to go to too many stores. This is not the case. I teach how you can save shopping at your favorite stores and buying the brands you like. It doesn't take a lot of time and it is easy.Of course, the person who has unlimited time and access to lots of shopping will be able to save more, but you can save a substantiable amount just by applying a few tricks to your weekly routine without spending hours . Attend a Having Cents workshop to find out how.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Contact Us

You can email us at havingcents@yahoo.com  or call us at (225)954-7250

Been Busy

Sorry , my site was offline for a few days so that I could do some work on it. As you can see, the address is now http://www.havingcents.com/. Easier to type in now.Thanks.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It only takes minutes per week !

When I am asked how long it takes me to save 30% or more on my groceries each week this is what I answer: "I spend less than 1 hour per week planning my menu, list, gathering my coupons and scanning the ads".  It really is simple and quick. Anyone can do it. Let me show you how--attend a Having Cents Workshop! You can learn how to spend so much less on groceries and it is loads of fun, too.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

How lucky is that?

Today at Wal-mart I was picking up some Gold Bond lotion that happened to be on sale--and  I had a coupon for $1.00 off. As I was sorting throught the different types I noticed a $2.00 off coupon sitting next to the lotion I was buying--guess what, I bought 2. The coupon fairy fixed me up today!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Coming Soon

Soon, I will be posting my requested recipes. Keep a look out !

Amazing Kraft Cheese Coupon

http://www.thecouponclippers.com/ has Kraft Deli Cheese coupons. $1.00 off one package. Frequently, this cheese is on sale around the city. Check your ads. This is a really good deal if you combine the sale with the coupon. Hurry now--they won't last long.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Container Store Sale

Are you and in need of little organizing in your home office?Check out the office sale at the Container Store. Click the title above.

4 strategies for getting manufacturer coupons

4 strategies for getting manufacturer coupons

Tip Share Website

Check out this site by clicking the title. They have thousands of money saving tips. You can sign up to get alerts if you wish. You can share your ideas too!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mambo Sprouts New Coupon Booklet

Click the link above to find out how to get organic and natural foods coupons. Also, check out the link in the sidebar.

Office Depot Coupon Coming 4/4

Be looking out for an Office Depot coupon coming on April 4th for $10.00 off $30.00. It expires in mid May.

Walgreen's deal of the week

Walgreen's has glide floss on sale this week --3/$8.00. I had 3/$1.00 coupons so I got 3/$5.00--then the catalina shot out a $3.00 RR that I used on some toenail clippers(had coupon) and emery boards. All said, my bill was $6.00 for everything!!!! Great deal.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Check out this totally cool website

This site is done by  a Southwestern city chic, gone country. It includes awesome photos of her life on the farm. She has a cookbook too. Click the title above.

Top 20 Most Annoying Things at the Grocery Store - WalletPop

Top 20 Most Annoying Things at the Grocery Store - WalletPop: "Our Top Grocery Shopping Gripes
I love this article. It will make you laugh and you will certainly identify with the writer. Learn what shoppers hate and use the info. to refrain from repeating these bad grocery store behaviors.

Lower your grocery bill with price matching

Lower your grocery bill with price matching

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ahhhhh, the thrill of the Sunday paper

I love getting my newspaper on Sundays. Sniffing out the sales that I have coupons for is so much fun. In todays paper  there is a big P&G(Procter and Gamble) insert. It only comes once a month. Check the drugstores for deals to match up to your P&G coupons. Happy saving this week!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Check out the updated coupons . Rachel just put them up last night.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Winn-Dixie Deals

I buy a lot of my beef, chicken and pork from Winn-Dixie. Each week they will feature a meat sale and frequently they run a BOGO. When they do, I stock the freezer. While I am in the store I usually find other sale items that I have coupons for. I love WD--be sure to use your card.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Coupon Cycle

Did you know that most coupons come out 1 month before the item goes on sale? When you clip, hold on to the coupon for a while and wait for the sale. Combining coupons with sale prices helps you save big

Target Savings

Target has Red Baron singles pizzas on sale now for 2/$5.00. I had 4 coupons for $.75 off 1 so I got 4 boxes=$1.75/box=$.87/pizza. Great deal.
Also on sale is the Hormel pork Tenderloin for $5.99/ 18.4 oz pkg. I 4 had coupons for $1.00 off 1 so I got each one for $4.99. I will be sending a recipe soon for our favortie pork tendorloin.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Saving is Fun

I always feel proud of myself when I can hand the cashier a handful of coupons. Often, I get complimented by the person behind me!!!!  What a boost for my morale and an opportunity to share my secrets!

Seventh Generation Deals

Check out the deal on Seventh Generation products. Go to http://www.healthynourishinglife.blogspot.com/. Thanks beachgirl.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Purina Coupons

Today in the paper, there is a Purina One dog food coupon for $3.00 off an 18 lb. bag. The bags are on sale at Target for $16.99(regularly $18.99) so with the coupon, that is $13.99/bag. That is a great deal--especailly if you have big dog like me.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Military Savings Site

Military peeps can go here for info on shopping at commissaries. It also includes other financial info. There is section for spouses, too.

Sunday Coupon Preview

Each week you can check which coupons will be arriving in your Sunday paper. Click the link above to see what goodies will be available.


The Coupon Clippers  was updated last night. Today I was able to order my Purina dog food coupons. $3.00 off 1 bag. They also have $1.00 off Glide floss. Hurry, order now, don't miss out on these great coupons.

Friday, February 26, 2010


Mattresses can be really expensive, but in most cases I have found that if you do your homework, you get what you pay for. Be sure to lie on a mattress for at least 15 minutes before deciding if you like it. Be sure to have your partner with you. I recently saved about $400.00 by ordering a mattress online. I first tried similar mattresses in stores and made sure I was comparing apples with apples. It can be confusing. Take your time and be sure before you "jump in". Click the link above to see a good online mattress resource.

Diaper Clubs for Moms

Along with other stores, Winn-Dixie offers baby clubs that give you rewards for purchasing diapers and baby items at their stores. Also, there are coupons readily available in the newspaper so start saving on those expensive diapers. http://www.winndixiegrocerystores.com/

Whole Foods Savings

Did you know that Whole Foods takes coupons? They do, and http://www.mybatonrougemommy.com/ has the weekly specials for you on her site. Check it out.

Rubbermaid Newsletter

Rubbermaid Newsletter On this site there is a link to print a coupon for $1.00 off any rubbermaid product. Happy organizing!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


People are always amazed when they learn that clipping coupons from the newspaper is not the only source. Coupons are available on the web by clipping services like the http://www.thecouponclippers.com/.  You can pay a fee for them to clip and you can get mulitples of the coupons you use. How clever is that? I use this service every week. When a coupon of an item I use frequently (like canned tomatoes) becomes available, I order several--sometimes 10  coupons and when that item goes on sale, I stock up.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Did you know?

Target does price matching. Just bring in your ads and they will match item for item.


Click here to check out this cool website to help you simplify cooking at home.

New Site to Follow

I have added a blog of a dear friend. Look to the left and click on http://www.healthynourishinglife.blogspot.com/ for great, healthy menu planning and ideas. She includes Gluten Free recipes.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hunts Tomatoes on Sale

Winn Dixie has Hunts canned tomatoes on sale for $.74 this week. I had 3 coupons for $1.00 off 4 so I got 12 cans. Ending price after coupon= $.49 can--now that is cheap!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I see where Walgreens had Glad trash bags (80 count) for $5.99.  IF you use in store coupon for $1.00 off, you get them for $4.99.  This is a great price. Happy bagging.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


This site has been featuring a Seventh Generation coupon. Scroll down. You can print it out.


Today at CVS I got 2 Covergirl Mascaras with a BOGO coupon. I got $5.00 ECB's. So it was 7.49-5.00=$2.49.  That is about $1.25 for each mascara. Beauty without the cost!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Save on supplements

I have use http://www.iherb.com/ for years for ordering supplements. I find they have the best prices and usually there is free shipping on orders over $40.00.

New Piggly Wiggly

Baton Rouge has a new Piggly Wiggly on Government St. They have good meat at good prices. Check it out!

Check Paper on Fridays

If you need shoes, Shoe Station has a coupon in section A of every Friday Advocate. It is usually 20% off or sometimes more. The coupon lasts for the weekend.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Great price on chicken

Lucky for me, Hi Nabor is close to my home. They have geat sales on meat and chicken. Today I picked up Sanderson Farms boneless,skinless breasts for $1.99 lb.

Schiff Loyalty Rewards

We use a Schiff supplements which are  sold at most drugstores and wal-mart. On the cap is a peelie with a code. Sign up online and put in the code. You could win prizes like music downloads and coupons. I won 3 free music downloads today.

Winn Dixie meat sale

Winn-Dixie is having a great meat sale this week. The mailer came on Wednesday but you can to online to see the ad if you did not get one. If you have freezer space, this is a good time to stock up.

Booking Workshops

I am currently booking Having$.cents workshops. Give me a call at 225-954-7250 for more info.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Half Off Hookup

On Friday's WFMF Baton Rouge has a program called Half Off Hookup. They announce on air to call in and buy gift certificates to restaurants, services and events at a reduced price. It is first come, first served.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snowy day

Wow-how beautiful to wake up to snowflakes. I am sure those who are enduring 4 feet of snow are LOL at us! http://www.thecouponclippers.com/ has White Cloud Tpaper $1.00 off coupons. A 4-bog roll is $2.00 at wal-mart so that makes it $.25 a roll!!!! Buy lots.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Beach Girl comment

Check out beach girls comment on today's post. Wow--save big time on oatmeal.

New Email Address

Hey guys. You can contact me at my new address.


Grocery day--yeah me!

Headed to Target today. Lots to price match--plus I have lots of new coupons that I got from www.thecouponclippers.com. I will report my savings to you.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Casey Saves

My dear friend, Casey attended the Having$.cents workshop just last week and already saved $60.00 in the checkout line today! It doesn't take long to learn. Way to go Casey.

Happy Monday!

Hi Bloggers and Savers,
Lots of stuff on sale this week for Valentines. Also, don't forget, if you wait until Monday of next week(FEB. 15th), all of that good chocolate will be marked down.
Yesterday I hit Walgreens for a great sale on Vitamins. I bought BOGO Schiff glucosamine.
$19.99+19.99+newspaper+valentine cards. I had $14.oo in coupons and Registar Rewards and one of the glucosamines was free. My final bill was $12.00. Wow!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Workshop today

Getting packets together for a Having$.cents workshop meeting this evening. I look forward to seeing all of you who are attending. I can't wait to hear your savings stories after practicing what you will learn!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Having$.cents Workshop

I will be holding a Having$.cents workshop Wednesday, February 3rd @ 6:30 pm in the Shenandoah area. To sign up and get directions email me makingcents@ymail.com
Good morning. Today is grocery day for me. I like Tuesdays because the shelves have usually been restocked from the weekend and there aren't a lot of people in the store,which makes it easier to shop with coupons. It takes a little more time in the check out line when you are price-matching and using coupons. It's never fun for the other patrons to wait in line behind a serious couponer, but if you are organized, checkout can be a whiz. Being organzied means being courteous.

Monday, February 1, 2010


My mistake--the website is www.mybatonrougemommy.com

Sorry --check it out--you will love it. Great graphics!

Local Website--Awesome

Here in the BR area we have our own homegrown couponing and savings website. It is

It is filled with local information on deals --look it up . You will be impressed.

Sites I like

I am giving you these 2 sites that I visit regulary. You can learn loads of info on www.couponmom.com and you can buy current coupons via internet at www.thecouponclippers.com.


I will teaching a Having$.cents class this Wedneday night 6:30 pm . For location, email me at makingcents@ymail.com

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Getting Started

Today is my first day of blogging for Having$.cents

I will be updating you on couponing classes and local deals to help you save money!

Welcome and check back soon.


Where Having$.cents is better than having no cents at all!

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