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Welcome, I am so glad you are here :-) My name is Angel Kennedy, AKA "LittleMsCoupons". I am currently feeding my family of 4 on $150.00 a month (which includes all health/beauty and households products too). We offer classes that can help you learn biblical principles for getting your family out of debt while teaching you how to shop on a budget and become good stewards of all God's blessings! Experience a Faithful & Frugal revolution in your us today.
Happy Shopping, Little Ms. Coupons

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Free Box Tops Collection Bin

Make collecting those Box Tops even easier...follow the link for a FREE collection bin.

Friday, February 27, 2009

80% OFF at


Here is the info from that I mentioned last night...this is a great way to save on eating out ...

Just a reminder that you have through this Saturday, 2/28, to get 80% off your entire purchase on Use the code DINE. After Saturday they will go back to regular price or at most 50% off for a few weeks, and 80% off is not something they go to every month.
**If you there is a Restaurant that you will use on there the certificates are good for 1 year, so you can always plan ahead and save them.**
80% off gets you:
$25 dining or gift certificates for $2
$10 dining or gift certificates for .60 cents
For us this makes for cheap lunches out with the Husband, or inexpensive dinner dates. Think of them as a $10 off or $25 off coupon.
**Some restaurants have limits on how many certificates they sell each month so you may not see some normal eateries listed if they have already sold out for the month**

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

This week's bounty!!!

2/23/09 Publix

Spent $29.75 ~ Saved $116.00

2 Huggies Baby Wash
2 Progresso bread crumbs
10 Green Giant veggies
4 Sargento shredded cheese
2 Aleve
4 Crisco olive oil
6 Wishbone salad dressing
3 Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough
3 Pillsbury pizza crust
12 Progresso soups
2 Progresso black beans
6 Greeen Giant mushrooms
1 Publix tortilla chip (penny item)

2/24/09 Publix ~ Rainchecks from 2/23/09

Spent $7.79 ~ Saved $19.59

3 Dixie napkins

4 Progresso broths

4 Glass Plus cleaners

2/24/09 Kroger

Spent 15.79 Saved $21.56 NEEDS Shopping (milk and oj)

1 Organic milk

2 Tropicana OJ

3 Chex Mix

1 Cheerios snack mix

6 Ludens drops

4 Colgate tooth brushes

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Meet Kara ~

Meet Kara...she is one of the ladies in the winter Faithful & Frugal class. I wanted to share some of her pics with you, so I asked if she minded, which of course she didn't. Her savings testimony is awesome...Kara has been an avid coupon shopper for some time, but after applying the things that I teach in Faithful & Frugal and starting the Grocery Game, her savings have skyrocketed!!! Kara is great about taking pics of her trips and blogging about her savings too. Be sure to check out her blog HERE for her story about the GG and F&F. Thanks Kara for letting me share your success story!!! So proud of you!!!

Kara's Publix Trip ~ Spent $29.86 Saved $80.43...and notice she paid with CASH...way to use that envelope system!!!

P.S. Ladies, please remember I don't receiving any money for teaching the classes, but I do love to get referrals for the Grocery Game and that is a big help to my if you sign up be sure to use my email address as your referral. THANKS!!!

Betty Crocker Responds

I emailed Betty Crocker regarding not being able to print my coupons. A lot of us have been receiving error messages that tell us to come back and try again later, only when you do you receive a message that states print limit reached even though you have not printed any coupons. This is really frustrating since I missed out on some great Publix deals because I could not print the coupons this week. Here is the response I received...

Dear Mrs. Kennedy:

We apologize for the difficulties you had while attempting to print our coupons. This is a known issue and our technicians are currently working on it. We thank you for your patience as we continue to improve the site. Please check back in a few days and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Another thing that can answer your questions about printing is a red help button that is located at the top of the coupons that will help to answer any questions about printing and the necessary equipment settings. Please visit this section as it may answer some of your questions.


Brent Taylor
Consumer Services

Looks like they are aware of the problem but they did not offer any other way to get the coupons...I guess we just wait and hope that they get it fixed.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Today ~ FREE Quiznos sub...
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Download the Cutie Cares color page and get a FREE kids meal at BAR-B-CUTIE
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Join the SoConnected club with Ruby Tuesdays and get a BOGO coupon.
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TGI Fridays BOGO coupon (Thanks Stephanie for passing this along) Valid through 3/1/09
go here

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Proverbs 31 Devotional ~

I hope that this speaks to all of you women it so easy to forget what God has blessed us with because we are too busy looking at what we think He has blessed other people with...

A Brownie Knife
18 Feb 2009Sylvia Basham,
She Speaks! Graduate

"But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose." 1 Corinthians 12:18 (ESV)

Oddly enough, I'm thinking about plastic knives today. You know, the kind you get with your to-go meal at restaurants, packaged with a plastic fork, spoon, and napkin?

For years I ditched the plastic knife, thinking they are a waste of energy and not very useful at cutting my food. Steak, chicken, pot roast …metal knives slice right through these, but not plastic knives. Hard foods are not their forte. Where plastic knives do excel, however, is in cutting fresh from the oven, piping hot brownies!

Have you ever cut brownies with a table knife and made a ragged mess out of them? Well, I've discovered a way to enjoy them, and keep them in tact, while they're still warm. I've used this trick successfully for years, as my hips will attest. Nice squares of warm, gooey chocolate goodness with smooth edges can be yours when cut with a plastic knife.

Knowing plastic knives' special knack for cutting brownies, I use them specifically for that purpose. I don't try to cut cardboard, steak or wood with them. That would be a senseless misuse of their gifts.

Oh, but how often have I misused my gifts or stepped away from my natural talents, attempting something I am not really cut out to do? This usually leads to frustration and a mess.

The point is this: God designed each one of us with certain abilities, but we tend to look at the abilities of the other women and we get caught in the comparison trap. We try to emulate her gifts and her talents when God has called us to something totally different.

Some of my friends have better culinary skills. Some of my friends train their children better than I. Some of my friends are well organized. Some of my friends...well, it really doesn't matter. What does matter is this: What am I going to do with what I am?

Paul puts it this way in I Corinthians 12.17-19: "If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be?" (ESV)

In what way has God gifted you? Have you yet to use that talent for His glory? Are you a wonderful hostess? Then don't compare yourself to the woman who is a teacher. Are you an organizer? Then don't compare yourself to the woman who is creative. Are you great with children? Then don't compare yourself to the woman who writes the newsletter.

After many years of anguish over my place in this world, or in my church, or in a women's group, I've come to embrace that which God has blessed me with. And I've decided I love being a plastic brownie knife!

Dear Lord, thank You for the gifts and talents You've given each of us. Please show us where we are most useful for Your kingdom and Your purposes. Give us boldness to carry out Your will especially when it might be an unexpected task. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Proverbs 31 Ministries616-G Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Matthews, NC 28105877-P31-HOME (877-731-4663)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Publix ~ 2/16/09

2/16/09 Publix

Spent $28.94 ~ Saved $79.73

12 ~ Juicy Juice juice boxes 8 pack
6 ~ Lipton decaf Tea
6 ~ Betty Crocker cookie mixes
4 ~ Betty Crocker canned frostings
2~ Soft Scrub gels
2~ Country Crock butters
2 ~ Makoto ginger salad dressings
2 ~ Country Crock side dishes (garlic mashed potatoes)
2 ~ Uncle Ben's country inn rice
1 ~ Publix Soda (penny item)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Enter to Win FREE Groceries!!!

Rachel Ray is giving away FREE groceries...

Thanks Michelle for passing this along!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sale ~ Today only

cute tote, see below $2.49 final price Wed. only
*HOT* Extra 50% off any item + Free shipping on any order @
Today only!
Code: 50% off any item + Free shipping on any order L02119 - exp 02/11/09 LINK

Sweater Wrap Was: $24.99 - $28.99 Now: $9.99 *$4.99 shipped after code

Venezia Woman(TM) Striped Tote Bag Was: $19.99 Now: $4.99 *$2.49 shipped after code

THANKS CHRISTY for passing this along!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

This week's Kroger Deals

Everyone has asked me about how I did so good at Kroger this past week, so I thought I would post it on the blog so that it would be easier for everyone to actually see.
The total at the register was $202.12 prior to using my Kroger Plus card and using the coupons. After was $53.06. This was up there as one of my best weeks of shopping and I LOVE it when it happens this way. Below is how I SAVED $149.00 on this week's bill!!! PRAISE JESUS!!!

Kroger was running the Daytona Buy 10 participating items and Get $3.00 off (limit 3 deals per transaction) The items that received the discount are marked with a * below. (Essentially it is like using a $0.30 per item coupon)

Also, keep in mind that any coupon $0.50 or under was DOUBLED by Kroger

Here is what I bought, reg. price, sale price, followed by the coupons used...

* 8 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks (Gushers, Roll Ups, Fruit by the Foot)
$3.19 each ~ On Sale $1.79 ~ Used 4 $0.50/2 MC
Final Price $0.99 each

* 2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks (snack packets)
$2.99 each ~ On Sale $1.79 each ~ Used $0.50/2 MC
Final Price $0.99 each

2 Entemann's Mini Muffins
$4.99 each ~ On Sale BOGO ~ no coups
Final Price $2.50 each

3 Betty Crocker Frostings
$1.89 each ~ not on sale ~ Used $0.50/1 MC
Final Price $0.89 each

* 2 Ragu Pasta Sauce
$1.87 each ~ On Sale $1.58 ~ Used $0.75/2 MC
Final Price $0.91 each

* 1 Ragu Pasta Sauce
$1.87 each ~ On Sale $1.58 ~ Used $0.75/2 MC (used with sauce below), $0.50 Shortcuts
Final Price $0.41
* 1 Ragu Pasta Sauce
$1.87 each ~ On Sale $1.58 ~ Used above MC, $1.00 Shortcuts
Final Price $FREE (plus $0.09 in my pocket)

* 6 Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta
$1.07 each ~ On Sale $.88 each ~ Used 2 $0.35/3 MC
Final Price $0.35 each

1 Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color
$7.19 ~ On Sale $3.99 ~ Used $2.00/1 MC
Final Price $1.99

1 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes
$1.85 ~ On Sale $4/$5 ~ Used $0.35 Shortcuts
Final Price $0.55

1 Pillsbury Cake Mix
$0.94 ~ not on sale ~ Used FREE coupon mailed from Kroger
Final Price $FREE

* 4 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
$1.99 each ~ On Sale $1.49 each ~ Used 4 $0.25/1 MC
Final Price $0.69 each

1 Naturally Preferred Organic Milk 1/2 gal.
$3.49 ~ not on sale ~ Used $0.75/1 coupon mailed from Kroger
Final Price $2.74

1 Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Crust
$2.65 ~ not on sale ~ Used $1.10 MC, $0.50 Cellfire
Final Price $1.05

1 Viva Paper Towels Big Rolls 2 pack
$4.99 ~ not on sale ~ Used $0.50/1 MC, $1.25/1 Publix COMPETITOR'S COUPON
Final Price $2.74

1 Cottonelle Toilet Tissue 4 pack
$0.99 ~ not on sale ~ Used $0.50/1 MC, $0.25 Cellfire
Final Price FREE (plus $0.25 in my pocket)

3 Yoplait Kids Yogurt 6 pack
$2.38 each ~ On Sale 2/$4 ~ Used 3 $0.50/1 MC
Final Price $1.00 each

1 Yoplait Kids Yogurt 6 pack
$2.38 ~ On Sale 2/$4 ~ Used $0.50/1 MC, $1.00/1 Shortcuts
Final Price $FREE

1 Yoplait Kids Yogurt 6 pack
$2.38 ~ On Sale 2/$4 ~ Used $0.50/1 MC, $0.75/1 Shortcuts
Final Price $0.25

3 Multi Grain Cheerios
$3.34 each ~ On Sale $1.67 each ~ Used 3 $0.50/1 MC, $0.75 Shortcuts, $0.75 Cellfire
Final Price $0.17 each

3 Yoplait Yo-Plus Yogurt packs
$2.49 each ~ On Sale 2/$4 ~ Used 3 $1.00/1 MC, $1.00/1 Cellfire
Final Price $0.67 each

* 6 Totinos Pizza Rolls 15 ct.
$1.99 each ~ On Sale 4/$5 ~ Used 6 $0.35/1 MC, $0.50/1 Shortcuts, $0.50/1 Cellfire
Final Price $0.08 each

1 New York Texas Toast
$2.99 ~ On Sale $2.69 ~ Used $0.55/1 MC
Final Price $2.14

1 Amick Farms Fresh Chicken Breast (Boneless Skinless) 1.50lbs
$4.19/lb ~ On Sale $1.99/lb ~ see below
Final Price $2.99

1 Amick Farms Fresh Chicken Breast (Boneless Skinless) 1.57lbs
$4.19/lb ~ On Sale $1.99/lb ~ see below
Final Price $3.12

4 Perdue Fresh Ground Turkey 1lb packages
$3.49/lb ~ On Sale $0.99/lb ~ see below
Final Price $3.96

1 Oscar Maher Turkey Bologna
$2.69 ~ On Sale $1.50 ~ Used $0.55/1 MC
Final Price $0.95

1 Kraft Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
$3.79 ~ not on sale ~ Used $3.79/1 coupon mailed from Kraft Foods
Final Price $FREE

1 Planters Cashews (can)
$5.79 ~ not on sale ~ Used $5.79/1 coupon mailed from Kraft Foods
Final Price $FREE

1 Duncan Hines Brownie Mix
$1.49 ~ not on sale ~ Used $1.49/1 coupon mailed from Kroger
Final Price $FREE

1 Triscuit Crackers
$2.99 ~ not on sale ~ Used $2.99/1 coupon mailed from Kraft Foods
Final Price $FREE

- $3.00 Daytona Offer
- $3.00 Daytona Offer
- $3.00 Daytona Offer
- $2.50 off $10.00 of fresh poultry (Kroger coupon)
- $1.00 Kroger register rewards coupon
- $2.00 Kroger register rewards coupon
- $1.00 CVS Extra Care coupon (emailed to me) COMPETITOR'S COUPON
- $5.00 Family Dollar ($5 off $25) COMPETITOR'S COUPON

~~~~FINAL TOTAL $53.06 (w/ tax) ~~~~

BONUS ~ I received a $3.50 register reward for this transaction for buying the cereal. So I walked out with a coupon in my hand for next time!!!

MC = Manufacturers Coupon
Shortcuts = Downloaded Coupon
Cellfire = Downloaded Coupon
Register Rewards = the coupons that print at the end of your transaction.

P.S. The Port Royal Kroger WILL accept competitor's coups even after the new one opens later this month...PRAISE JESUS again!!!
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