Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors: Get your 10 FREE games now!


Posted on : 31-08-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals, Free Stuff

If you are part of the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program, your 10 FREE games are ready to download now! They were supposed to be available tomorrow, but here they are!

For instructions on how to get your games, click HERE.

In the instructions, it says to go to “Account Activity” in step 3.  That didn’t work for me. I went to “Your Downloads” and found the “Redownload” button.



MyCokeRewards Wednesday Deal: FREE Triscuit, Ritz, Wheat Thins


Posted on : 31-08-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals, Free Stuff

It’s Wednesday again! Not only does that mean that the week is half over, but it’s time for a special deal from My Coke Rewards! Today, get a coupon for FREE Ritz, Triscuit, or Wheat Thins for only 50 points!

Here’s what MCR has to say:

Pick up a great snack. Share it with the family.
Get in on the deal.

Wednesday is the best day for a deal like this.
Now you can save 70% on a free box of RITZ, WHEAT THINS or TRISCUIT. Get in on
the deal now, while quantities last. What could be better. These crackers taste
great with toppings or by themselves. All three are even better with a Coke®.
Now you can choose a box of one of these great snacks to enjoy over a movie or
gathering with friends. Which one will you pick?

Limited one (1)
redemption per member.

Good for one free RITZ,
WHEAT THINS or TRISCUIT Cracker product (5.5 -16 oz, any variety). Offer expires
10/31/2011. One coupon valid for item(s) indicated. Any other use constitutes
fraud. Void if copied, transferred, purchased or sold. Valid only in the USA,
FPOs and APOs. ©2011 Kraft Foods

Limited of one (1) redemption per



August is almost over! Print your coupons now!


Posted on : 30-08-2011 | By : Trish | In : Coupon Matchups, Daily Deals, Free Stuff

I’m not sure how it happened, but tomorrow is the last day of August! You know what that means….coupons will be reset. Some will go away, some will be available to print again, and lots of new ones will show up! Now is the time to print the coupons you’ll use if you want them. Here are the links:

Coupon Network

Cellfire: Load coupons directly to your store card!


Be sure to stop by SmartSource and Target for great printables, too!  Target has become my favorite printable coupon site! They have store and manufacturer’s coupons, and you can use the store coupons at a store that accepts competitor coupons (like Bi-Lo).


FREE Old Navy Jeans and Girls’ Night Out!


Posted on : 25-08-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals, Free Stuff

If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know how much I love Crowdtap. I’m pretty sure it’s the coolest community ever. Companies have access to thousands of consumers and consumers get to try out products and provide feedback.

After applying to every sample and share they’ve offered, I was finally chosen to participate! The product? Old Navy Jeans! Suddenly being rejected for tank tops didn’t feel so bad! The best part about being chosen to participate in a Crowdtap sample and share opportunity is that you get to snag a sample for yourself and share one with a friend. I knew immediately that I had a perfect excuse to spend some much needed girls’ time with my BFF, Lynn. We live about 15 miles apart, but with kids and work, we really don’t get to see eachother often.  We found a day that worked for both of us (which just happened to be opening weekend of The Help) and made a date.

The closest Old Navy store is about an hour from me, 40 minutes from Lynn. I picked her up and we headed out. I even found a cheesy 90’s hip hop CD for the ride (think Young MC, MC Hammer, and gulp…Vanilla Ice)! Both of us normally head straight for the kid’s and clearance sections when we go to Old Navy. Shopping for ourselves was a bit weird but oh, so nice! We have completely different body types. I have flat hips and no butt to speak of, while Lynn has perfect curves with some junk in the trunk. We both avoided flare, but otherwise our choices were completely different. Lynn tried on one pair (The Dreamer) and loved them immediately. I tried about six and still don’t totally love them. Let me rephrase that….I do love the jeans. They are amazingly soft and so very cute. What’s not so cute is my flat butt. The pockets are a bit too far apart and a little low (which would be perfect for someone with hips), and although the fit is “slim through the hip & thigh,” there is a little bit of empty space where the rest of my butt would be if I had one.

We took our jeans to the register, along with our FREE coupons. She got The Dreamer, I got The Diva. The cashier rang us up separately and neither of us paid a single penny. Man, that felt good!

From Old Navy, we went to dinner and then watched The Help. If you haven’t seen it yet, you are really missing an incredible movie. Of course, you should definitely read the book first. As always, the book is better than the movie. But, the movie follows the book pretty well and the characters are truly brought to life. We noticed as we entered the theater that we were quite possibly the youngest people in the theater. . . and we’re in our mid-thirties. There were a lot of older people watching this one. I was elbow-to-elbow with a man that had to be in his mid-seventies. At one point, he was sobbing. Precious!

We somehow managed to make it through the day with only one picture which won’t upload here for whatever reason. So, being the awesome friend she is, Lynn sent me one of her looking hot in her brand new FREE Old Navy jeans!

My bff in her brand new jeans!

Thanks, Old Navy and Crowdtap!





Coupon Thief goes to JAIL!


Posted on : 23-08-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals

I really hate it when coupons are missing from my newspaper. I only buy the paper on Sunday and only for the coupons and sales flyers, so when I don’t get what I paid for, it tends to make my blood boil. Another thing that makes me angry is a thief. If you didn’t earn it, if you didn’t buy it, if it’s not yours, you have no right to it. Leave it alone. If you want something bad enough, you should work for it, not take it from someone who did.

Well, one young woman in Athens, TN might think twice before she decides to steal coupons again! Here’s the story from WDEF Channel 12 out of Chattanooga, TN:

Coupon Clipping Thief Charged

Alisha Searl's picture

Submitted by Alisha Searl on August 23, 2011 – 5:41pm. | |


Athens police say they caught a coupon clipper stealing newspapers, and according to investigators it has been going on for quite some time.


The term “quite the steal” takes on a whole new meaning when you are talking about coupons and Christina Soward, 23.

Heith Willis, with the Athens Police Department, says, “The business, the Dollar Tree was getting a lot of complaints, so they decided to stake it out. With help from the patrol guys, they watched Soward come up and sure enough steal the papers.”

For the last few weeks, employees witnessed an unusual routine.

Newspapers would be dropped off, usually before sunrise, and Soward would swipe them up, drive a couple blocks down the road, and clip the coupons that were inside.

When she was done, she claims the coupon-less paper would then go back where she found it.

Willis adds, “She tells us she was going to bring the papers back, and she didn’t think it was illegal to do this.”

Stealing coupons out of newspapers is, needless to say, a hot trend  in Athens, police say it is hotter than the deals inside.

And they credit popular tv shows like Extreme Couponing on TLC.

Pat Mantooth makes a living out of delivering newspapers and fears the economy is making more of these super savers, steal.

Pat says, “If you don’t pay for what you got, it’s stealing. My mama taught me that.”

John Mantooth, Pat’s husband, adds, “It makes me sad to think we live in a day like that.”

Soward is now charged with three counts of theft for her latest 90 newspaper stealing spree, and ironically she made the front page of a local newspaper for it.


Police say Soward will likely pay more money in court fees and fines than she saved by clipping coupons.

One of the businesses she stole from is willing to prosecute.


This story makes me do the happy dance! Leave my coupons alone!






Wii – Just Dance Summer Party $14.99


Posted on : 23-08-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals

Amazon Deal of the Day

Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day will have you dancing your pants off! Get Just Dance Summer Party for only $14.99! They also have a ton of other video game deals coming up all day long! Check it out!


FREE Prescription Glasses today! New and Previous participants!


Posted on : 19-08-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals, Free Stuff is at it again! Today, new and previous participants can request FREE prescription glasses! Choose your designer frames, enter your prescription info (or enter zero in all the fields for fashion glasses), and just pay for shipping and insurance! My son has glasses from this promotion and he loves them! They look really good on him too! The total cost was $13.68.

Click here to get started! Use code: COASTALFREE2011 at checkout.


Benton IGA Deals with Coupon Matchups 8/17 – 8/23


Posted on : 18-08-2011 | By : Trish | In : Coupon Matchups, Daily Deals

Here are the deals with coupon matchups for the Benton, TN IGA for the week of August 17th through August 23rd. Prices vary by location so be sure to check your local ad before heading out!


*Seedless Watermelon, $2.99

*Southern Peaches, $0.89/lb.

*River Ranch bagged salad, 6-8oz, shredded iceberg or garden blend, $0.99

*Roma Tomatoes, $0.99/lb.

*Cucumbers, 2 for $1 ($0.50)

*White Mushrooms, 8 oz pkg, sliced or whole, $1.50

*Honeydew Melons, $3.99

*Red or black plums, $1.19/lb.


*Ground Chuck, fam pk, $2.29/lb.

*Pork chops, asstd., $1.99/lb.

*Boneless Ribeye Steaks, $7.99/lb.

*Chicken Leg Quarters, 10 lb. bag, $0.49/lb.

*Boneless Top Round or London Broil, $2.99/lb.

*Pork Tenderloins, $4.99/lb.

*Boneless Shoulder Roast, $2.89/lb.

*Eckrich Bologna, $1.69

*Eckrich Franks, 1 lb. pkg, $1.69

*Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved lunchmeat, 7-9 oz., $2.79

-$1 off Oscar Mayer Carving Board meat, SS 8/07 (if included)

*Bar-S Precooked bacon, $2.50

*Tennessee Pride Roll Sausage, $2.99

-$1 off Tennessee Pride sausage, RP 6/19

*Johnsonville Sausage, 9oz patties or 12 oz links, $2.50

-.55/1 Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage links or patties, SS 8/14

*Boneless Shoulder Steak, $2.99/lb.

*Center Cut Pork Chops, $2.49/lb.


*Faygo soft drinks, 2L, $0.89

*Pepsi products, 2L, $0.99

*Dixie Crystals Sugar, $2.49

-.50/1 Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Pure Cane Sugar bags printable

*Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drinks, 12 pk., 11 oz cans, $5.69

*Hunt’s Snack Pack Pudding or Gelatin, $1.25

-.50/2 Snack Pack puddings, September All You magazine

*Kool-Aid Jammers, 10 pack, $2

*Kellogg’s Cereals, asstd, $2.50

-$1/2 Kellogg’s cereals, 8.7 oz +, RP 8/07

-Buy 4 boxes of select Kellogg’s cereals, get a FREE gallon of milk (up to $4), store coupon in sales flyer.

*Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce, 18 oz., $1.67

*Van Camp’s Beanee Weenee, $0.99

*Mott’s Applesauce, 6 ct, 4 oz., $2

*Nabisco Premium Saltines, 16 oz., $2.50

*Kool-Aid Drink Mix, 8 qt., $3

-$2/1 Kool-Aid or Country Time Canister wyb 2 Kraft BBQ Sauce on product

*Pepsi Products, 6 pk, 24 oz., $3

*Hostess Snacks, 14-17 oz., $2.50

*Aquafina Water, 24 pack, $3.99

*Merita Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns, 12 pack, $2

*Powerade, 32 oz., $0.75

Refrigerated and Frozen

*Breyers Ice Cream, 48 oz., $3.29

-.50/1 Breyer’s Blasts, 48 oz printable

*Mayfield Classic Ice Cream, 56 oz. or Mini Sandwiches, 12 pk, $2.50

-$1.50 off Mayfield Dairy ice cream AND Mayfield Dairy milk, SS 6/19

*Hot or Lean Pockets, 6.5-9oz., $1.33

-$1/3 Hot Pockets product, 2 pk, SS 8/21 (this one will come out on Sunday)

*Ore-Ida Potatoes, 16-32 oz., $2.50

-$1/3 Ore-Ida product, SS 8/21 (another one coming out Sunday)

*El Monterey Snacks, 16 ct, $4.99

-$1/2 El Monterey Mexican snacks (Facebook) printable

*Borden Cheese, shredded, chunk or sliced, $2

*Blue Bonnet Spread, 45 oz., $2.99

*Coffee-Mate Liquid Creamer, 16 oz., $1.79

-.50/1 Coffee-Mate liquid or powder creamer, 15 oz + printable

*Nestle ready to bake cookies, asstd, $2.50

-$1.50/2 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated cookie dough printable

*Lean Cuisine Pizza, $2.50

-$1/2 Lean Cuisine printable

This is not a full list, but includes most of the deals. Let me know if you find anything great so we can let others in on it!

Some tips for shopping at the Benton IGA:

  • Check expiration dates. They have a tendency to leave items on the shelf.
  • Watch the screen as things ring up. Unless I am only buying a couple of items, something always rings up wrong. Even if you’re watching, check your receipt before you leave.
  • If possible, get in one of the guys’ checkout lanes. Most of the younger girls have issues bagging groceries. There is one particular one who throws canned items on top of my produce all the time.

Teachers, Parents, & Homeschoolers: Check out the back-to-school deals from Amazon! Today Only!


Posted on : 18-08-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals

Okay, teachers….What is the one thing in your classroom that is always causing problems? Other than the talker, I mean. Do you love your pencil sharpener? I didn’t think so. No matter how much you spend, you most likely have to replace it at least once a year if not 2 or 3 times.

Amazon has you covered! Today’s Gold Box deals of the day are all about school supplies including a fabulous classroom sharpener for under $20! This is a good one, but you should probably order a couple of them anyway. You know it won’t last forever! It’s a Stanley Bostitch Pro. Super quiet and is supposed to last 10x longer (which makes it about 2 months, right?).

The sharpener is just one of MANY back to school deals on Amazon today. But, you have to get in on it now. These deals are for one day only! Check it out!

Amazon Back to School Deals

Let me know what you get!



Fabulous Groupon for e.l.f. Mineral Makeup!


Posted on : 18-08-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals

I’m loving this Groupon! Get $35 worth of e.l.f. mineral makeup for only $15! If you’ve been wanting to try mineral makeup, now is the time. I can assure you, once you try it, you’ll find it impossible to go back to the goopy liquid stuff.

Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!

Be sure to read the fine print….shipping not included, one certificate per purchase, etc.