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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

Monday, June 29, 2009

July 4th Fireworks DEAL!!!

Hey ya'll...Go check out the "Go There Do This" website...they offer all kinds of half off Nashville deals...BUT right now they have a 50% off deal for fireworks from Absolute Fireworks...
Soooo, that means you would get $60 worth of fireworks for only $30!!! There are 12 Nashville locations (even one right here by me ;-) to go check it out and enjoy some frugal family fun on the 4th!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Publix Penny Item ~ June 28th & 29th

The Publix Penny Item is:

Publix Apple Juice

The penny item is available with a $10 purchase (before coupons) and is only available Sunday June 28th and Monday June 29th.

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

More FREE Movies ~ Harpeth Comm. Church

More FREE movies...check it out...
Every Wednesday and Thursday in June and July @ 10am at Harpeth Community Church Youth Center on the BIG screen.

Families are encouraged to brown bag a snack, or enjoy free popcorn and 50-cent juice boxes during the movie. In addition, Chick-fil-A ofThoroughbred Square in Cool Springs will provide $2 Chick-fil-A kids’meals (6 nuggets, chips and a cookie) for purchase each day. A soda machine is also available on site.

Door prizes from Chick-fil-A, Big Idea’s VeggieTales and 3-2-1Penguins!, and other local companies and restaurants will be givenaway each day. Check out Focus on the Family's for information on each movies rating. Seating will be limited to approximately 150 movie-goers each day, so families are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a seat.

Meet the Robinsons (G) June 24th & 25th

Horton Hears A Who (G) July 1st & 2nd

The Incredibles (PG) (Superhero Dress-Up Day) July 8th & 9th

Tinkerbell (G) (Princess/Prince Dress-Up Day) July 15th & 16th

Cars (PG) July 22nd & 23rd

Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah’s Umbrella July 29th, 30th, 31st

Thanks Stephanie for passing this along!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

$1 Sunday papers ~ CVS

CVS has extended the $1 Sunday paper deal!!! The local Spring Hill CVS had a cart load of them on call your local CVS and see if they are offering the deal too!

Extreme Couponing ~ Getting Organized

In my hands on classes I teach about the different ways to get organized with your coupons...especially if you are an extreme couponer. Because I teach this in the class, it is not actually included as part of the hand out materials...mainly because I just have not found the time to sit down and type it all out. Well, this morning I logged onto Southern Savers and was so thrilled to see that Jenny had put all of the great organization methods on her blog :-) Soooo...hop on over there for a detailed description of the methods that I recommend...and while you are there check out her pics too!!!

Thanks Southern Savers!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Publix Penny Item ~ 6/21 & 6/22

The Publix Penny Item for Sunday and Monday are:

Publix Greenwise Vanilla Wafers

The penny item is valid with a $10 purchase (before coupons) and is only available on Sunday 6/21 and Monday 6/22

Friday, June 19, 2009

Publix ~ Coupon Alert

There is a $5.00 of $35.00 purchase coupon in the Advertiser News from yesterday...don't miss it!
Thanks Jessica & Mr. Jones for the heads up!
Hapy Shopping...

Super Doubles @ Harris Teeter ~ 6/24-6/30

AFullCup is confirming that next week Harris Teeter will be having Super Doubles instead of Triples...what this means:
For the week of June 24th through June 30th Harris Teeter will be doubling coupons up to $1.98 (so a $1.50 coupon is worth $3 off of a product). Not sure what the lists will bring this week as far as free/cheap items, but we will see. Check out Southern Savers for a complete list of deals...
Remember that the usual rules still apply during doubles (same as triples) - only 3 of the same coup, one coupon per BOGO, 20 coupons per day per household.
**Keep an eye out for Kroger Triples (possibly doubles) since they normally run alongside HT...

SABRA Hummus coupon!!!

Hey guys...
Remember that awesome Sabra Hummus...well head on over to Publix 4 Pennies for a $1.50 off's on sale this week at Publix...making it $1.00 each. WOW!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

$1 Sunday papers ~ Walgreens

Sunday Tennessean is $1 again at our local Walgreen's!!! I spotted them at the one in Spring Hill but have gotten reports that some Franklin stores have them as well. So call your store and ask if they are participating ;-)
Happy Shopping!!!

Old Navy ~ 50% Father's Day Sale

I got an email today that ALL of the Men's clothing at the Cool Springs Old Navy are 50% off!!! Even the socks were marked down!

Also...the sign on the door said Saturday would be $2 tank ALL ladie's and girl's tank are $2.00 each!!!

Thanks Valerie for passing this along!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pubix Penny Item ~ 6/14 & 6/15

The Publix Penny Item is :

Publix Greenwise Bathroom Tissue 4 pk.

The penny item is available with a $10 purchase BEFORE coupons and is only available on Sunday and Monday.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Carmike $1 Wednesdays!!!

Summer Kiddie Shows Every Wednesday at 10a.m. Starting June 10th .
$1 Movie Admission, $1 Drink & $1 Popcorn.

These are the showings for the Franklin, TN location:

"Kung Fu Panada" 6/10/09
"Madagascar" 6/17/09
"Prince of Egypt" 6/24/09
"Shrek 2" 7/1/09
"March of the Penguins" 7/8/09
"Kitt Kitridge" 7/15/09
"Tales of Despereaux" 7/22/09
"Jumanji" 7/29/09

Thanks Michelle for passing this along!!!

ALL YOU Magazine ~ Amazing Deal!!!

Hey ya'll...

This offer is only good until 5pm Wed. 6/10/ act fast!!!

Here's an offer you don't want to miss!!! Check out this AMAZING deal that one of our readers is offering to F&F blog readers...
You can subscribe to ALL YOU Magazine for 2 Years...that's right 2 whole years for only $19.80...that's the total price you will pay! That's $0.83 an issue and with an average of $100+ coupons every month...that's a steal!!!

Deana is a Southern Living at Home consultant and she is willing to give us a 10% discount off the already VERY LOW price of $21.80 (includes tax) that means that you will only pay $19.80!!! That is awesome!!!

You must mention that you saw it on the blog and this offer is only valid until 5pm on Wednesday 6/10/09.

ALL YOU's shelf price is $2.49 per issue (Only available at WalMart) and even if you ordered direct from them it would cost you $1.99 per issue for 12 months (1 year)!!! So a HUGE savings to order now!!!

How to order your subscription:

1) Contact Deana Marcum @ (615) 335-1593 to do a phone order

2) Visit her website and pay online... Click on "Our Products", Click on "How to Purchase" (upper right hand corner), Enter in Nora Graham, then continue. You may now shop our online catalog. ALL YOU product code is #40776
You will need to let Deana know that you did this, so that she can adjust the 10% discount for you!

3) Email Deana at

**You can still order after 6/10/09 for the still very low price of $21.80...just email Deana.

Offer Ends 6/15/ hurry and get your certificates now!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Buy Tombstone ~ Get a Utility Credit!

Tombstone wants to help pay your utility bill! Through 1/15/10, you can earn up to $15 toward your utility bill by purchasing Tombstone pizzas.
You must buy the 12" pizzas...
Buy 7 Get $5
Buy 12 Get $10
Buy 17 Get $15
Go here to see the promotion website from Kraft Foods.
Go here for the FAQ's section and a list of participating items.
Thanks Sue for passing this along!

Where have all the posts gone?

As many of you know, I am in the processing of moving into a new the posts have been few and far between lately.
For two reasons really...
A) I'm really busy packing, moving, etc. as well as I have a new class starting this week.
B) We have been using some of our stockpile since the sales have not been as good lately. new pics of shopping trips...sorry :-( BUT there will be more posts as soon I get settled again. Until then though, I will still post things that I see that are news worthy!

And to answer those burning questions that I keep getting...No, I am not moving away...only about 20 minutes down the road ;-) and Yes, there will still be classes starting in the coming months! WooHoo!

Thanks for your patience & Happy Shopping!!!

Publix Penny Item

The Publix Penny Item for Sunday 6/7/09 and Monday 6/8/09 is:

Publix American Cheese (16 slice)
The penny item is available with a $10 purchase (prior to coupons)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

More FREE Summer Fun!!!

In addition to all the other FREE summer activities that I already posted's a post I found on It's Hip to Save...check it out!
  • Chuck E. Cheese's is offering up a fun Summer Reading program! Download and print their Reading Rewards Calendar here. Mark the days off with a pen or sticker as your child accomplishes their goals. When your done bring it in completed to Chuck E. Cheese's and receive 10 free tokens as a reward!
  • The National Park Service is offering three fee-free weekends at more than 100 national parks all across the United States! The 3 fee-free dates are: June 20-21, 2009 (Father’s Day weekend), July 18-19, 2009 and August 15-16, 2009! You can check out the full list of all the parks here.
  • Cinemark is discounting movies for kids this summer, starting June 16th-August 19th! They will be offering a new movie every week for 10 weeks! All 10 movies can be purchased in advance for $5, or can be purchased separately at the box office for $1 per show.
  • Target is sponsoring lots of fun and free events this summer! They offering up FREE concerts, museum visits and more! Check out a list of all the great free entertainment by state here!
  • If you have a Life Style Family Fitness facility, then your teens can work out FREE this summer! Teens ages 12-17 can get a FREE 2 month membership! This program runs May 15th-August 15th. You can check out more details here.
  • Bass Pro Shops are offering up FREE family activities Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., May 30th thru July 5th! They will have free crafts, free s'mores, a free shooting range, free casting pond and more! Go on over here to read all about it!
  • Here is yet another way for your kiddos to bowl FREE this summer! There will be tens of millions of coupons placed on the packages of Tony's frozen pizza products. These coupons will be valid for a FREE game of bowling, redeemable at more than 2,000 Strike Ten Entertainment member bowling centers around the United States. The FREE game is worth up to a $6 value with most Tony's specially marked pizzas at a retail price of just $2.50 to $3.50. Limit one free game of bowling per person, per coupon, per day. Valid daily 4/15/09 to 8/31/10 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.! You can check out more details here (click on "Free bowling" in the lower right hand corner). You can also find a participating bowling center here.
  • If you're a Bank of America card holder you can get FREE admission to over 70 museums on the first weekend of every month! Go on over here to check out more details. You'll also be able to click on each state and browser that states museums.
  • Apple stores are offering up "Apple Camp" for kids ages 8-12! Your kids will have the opportunity to make a movie, create a photo slide show, write and record a song, put on a show for everyone, and more! At Apple Camp, kids learn how to do cool stuff on a Mac and discover their hidden talents along the way.Apple Camp is available at EVERY Apple Retail Store, and each FREE workshop lasts three hours. Go on over here to find an Apple store near you and sign your kiddos up!
  • Home Depot offers FREE "How-To Clinics" for kids between the ages 5-12. The workshops are available on the first Saturday of every month between 9 am and noon at all Home Depot locations! Go on over here to check out all the details and see the upcoming workshops. (Lowe's offers these too... )

FREE Donut Day TOMORROW 6/5/09

National Donut Day is June 5!

On Friday June 5, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme and many other regional chains and one-off donut shops will be giving customers a delicious pastry, gratis.

Why are they doing it? It’s National Donut Day, of course, another one of those we-assumed-it-was-fake-until-we-asked-around holidays. According to the sage folks at Big Apple Donuts, National Donut Day began in 1938 as a way to raise funds during the depression. The Chicago Salvation Army was the organization that kicked it off, but now stores all over the country use the first Friday in June to stimulate business and thank customers. According to Dunkin’ Donuts marketing exec Frances Allen the day holds particular relevance this year. “Donuts are one of those foods that lift people's spirits and bring genuine delight to any situation. And now more than ever, Americans are seeking those small moments of happiness," says Allen.

How to Get Your Free Donut at Krispy Kreme:Walk right in and ask! According to the Kreme, no purchase is necessary to receive your free donut on June 5, but they will of course limit you to one per customer. To find a participating store near you, visit the Krispy Kreme Web site.

How to Get Your Free Donut at Dunkin’ Donuts:Dunkin’ Donuts is going to make you work a little harder for your free grub. At DD you’ll need to buy a beverage to qualify for that free donut on June 5, but like at Krispy Kreme it’s still one per customer. Also on National Donut Day, Dunkin' Donuts will announce the winner of its "Create Dunkin's Next Donut" contest. From nearly 130,000 donut contest creations submitted online, one finalist will win $12,000 and have their donut sold in Dunkin' Donuts across the country. Find your local Dunkin' Donuts on their Web site.

With all of these promotions, be sure to give your local outlet a ring before heading over. You may be dealing with a franchise location that can choose whether or not to participate in these giveaways. So take our advice: save yourself the irritation of arriving to find out your local store isn’t getting in on the fun, and call ahead.

New Class starting June 9th

There is a NEW Faithful & Frugal class starting in Franklin on June will run for 4 weeks on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30pm. This class is being hosted by The People's Church - Franklin Campus women's ministry. Please contact Amy Kendall at to register. Or email me at
Class fee is $20.00 per lady and includes all materials/workbook.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A "half way, sorta kinda...gentle" reminder!

Well...I'm on my soapbox today guys..errr, I mean girls! (though we do have some guy readers too!) LOL

It's that time again! Time to hit a little refresher on the coupon obsession...I have been getting a lot of reports of bad coupon use again. Yikes!!!
I had been noticing a huge increase in rain checks when I have been shopping lately and have almost always had the pleasure of finding empty shelves. I wasn't too worried though, as I assumed it was just an increase in couponers...that was until I got an email from my local Publix store manager. It seems that coupon usage at his store has increased 300%+ in the last 2 WEEKS...WOW! While that is great...for us and for is also a problem! WHY? Because people are back to using invalid coupons, expired coups and running multiple deals to take advantage of the sysytem. While all of that is discouraging to us couponers that work so hard at staying legit...the more frustrating thing is hearing about the "coupon horders" that are making their presence known!
I can't tell you how many blogs that I have come across where people are teaching classes on how to game the system...uggghhh! It is so frustrating, because in the long run stuff like that will only cause harm. Sure...right now, while the stores and manufacturer's haven't figured it out is a great way to basically get all your groceries for free...BUT when they do get restrictions are sure to follow. I have seen it already...some coups that were easily accepted before, now require a manager to approve them and some coups are just no longer accepted at all. Look at our local longer accepting any competitor's coups and limitint your internet coups!!! If people keep gaming the system, coups will be stopped all together and THEN where will the deals come from...

In the recent email I was told about how some ladies were seen the local Publix with 8-15 bottles of A1 sauce or 12 Johnson & Johnson products at the same time. Do you see what I mean about wiping the shelves clean??? Not only does this make others have to get rain checks, but think about costs us extra time and gas, because now we have to go back to the store. Beyond that it makes it really difficult for the Store Manager to predict stock levels...because in the case of the A1 sauce, the original is the normal go to they stock more of that...BUT this sale every one of the flavors sold clean out. Because people were buying 8+ bottles of some weird flavor. Really??? sigh...It has an expiriation date, you know! point is this, couponing can easily turn into an obsession because finding great deals can be quite the high. Especially when you start to see how much you can save. And in the case of my family..couponing is my job, without it we could not afford hardly any groceries...plain and simple! So I understand the excitement and the fulfillment of couponing. However, if not kept in check though, the obsession can also easily turn into hording!

What is HORDING? Well, hording is when you go to get a deal and you clear off the shelf so no one else can partake in it. It's when you purposefully go into a store with the intent of grabbing ALL the deals so that you are the only one to benefit. When you go in and buy 15, 18 or 20 of the same item...that is HORDING! And it is wrong!

There are a lot of blogs out there that teach the "get all that you can" mentality...and I disagree. That's just my opinion...but if you have been through my classes you know that I teach biblical principles for getting your finances under control. And while I DO promote taking advantage of deals that you know you can donate or give to other families in need, I do NOT promote hording! My general rule of thumb is to by 4 of whatever the item is (because there are 4 in my family and I buy 4 papers), but sometimes there are cases where I will have 8 of the same coupon (because the paper contained side by side identical coupons from the same manufacturer) so you will occasionally see me buy more than 4...BUT only if it is a product that I KNOW my family will use in a fairly quick time frame (say caprisuns or gatorades). In other words, I will not buy 20 -1/2 gallon ice creams just because I can...WHY? because there is no way that my family could use 20 cartons before the expiration date...and there is not enough room in my freezer for that many ice creams without it getting freezer burned...and that would be a complete waste if I let the food ruin just so I could "get the deal". Do you see my point? Part of being a Proverbs 31 Faithful & Frugal woman is giving to others and that means sharing the deals with them also. Now, I am not telling you not to buy whatever your family will use...I am just making the point that we have to use good judgment and wisdom in our purchases. God honors our "frugalness" as long as our hearts are in the right place about it ;-) Be aware and stay focused so that your couponing obsession doesn't fall prey to hording. How do you do that? Ask God to help you maintain priorities...feeding your family and blessing others (remember, it's not about seeing how much you can get for cheap just so you can say you did it)...He will help if you ask! I promise!!!

Okay, climbing down now...thanks for listening, errr...I mean reading ;-)

Publix Gift Card offer

Head on over to Fiddledeedee where Sarah has posted some info on this great gift card promo...this is like the one we did last year and a really great deal!!!

NEW E-Coups!!!

This is a new company for eCoupons! Through the month of June go here and load some great eCoupons that go with what is on sale at Kroger. You will need your Kroger card number to get started. These work the same as other e coupons you use and come off at the register when you buy the right item. All e coupons can be used with a regular paper coupon.

Update: Try this link if it doesn’t work right. Also this poor site wasn’t ready for the traffic it would have so be patient. To see all the coupons offered make sure you scroll down!

There are a ton of coupons offered so here are the highlights.

$1 off Tyson Strips
.50/1 Sobe LifeWater
.50/1 AMP drinks
$1 off Aquafina 24pk 16oz bottles
$1/2 bags of Doritos
.60/1 Frito Lay Dip
$2/2 Gatorade 8pk 20oz bottles
$1/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, just for one’s, or other bagged veges
.40/1 Lean or Hot Pockets
$1 off wyb Kellogg’s Cereal and Poptarts
$1/2 Special K Meal or Snack Bars, Shakes or Protein Water
.75/1 Lipton Tea 1 gallon jug
$1 off Lipton Tea 12pk
$1/2 Ocean Spray Juice
$1 off Ocean Spray Cranenergy
$1/2 Toaster Strudel
$1/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese
$1 off Stouffer’s Family Entrees

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