Thursday, March 31, 2011

Coupon inserts 04/03/11 (there'll be 2 inserts)

I love ordering my Sunday coupon inserts online early! It's so convient to not have to drive out of my way (and not always get all the inserts.). You can order Sunday's inserts as early as tonight. If you want to see a breakdown of all the coupons just go to the link. Happy couponing!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tricks Grocery Stores Use

Supermarkets are waging an all-out war for your money. According to MSNBC, the stakes are incredibly high, because their profit margins are less than 2 percent, meaning that for every hundred dollars you spend at a store, they make less than $2 in profit. Here’s how stores are trying to get your business:

·      First, they’re making shopping more of a sensory experience, by misting water over the vegetables so they’ll seem fresher, showcasing rotisserie chickens rotating over open flames, and filling the store with the aroma of fresh-baked bread. They also present a lot of products in Broadway-caliber displays, with special lighting and backdrops.

·     What else do grocery stores do to get your money? A lot of them make you think you’re getting a good deal, even if you’re not. They do that by lowering prices on the staples you buy the most - like eggs, milk and toilet paper. So you’ll assume the whole supermarket is cheaper – and won’t notice if everything else is 10 percent higher than normal.

·     Many stores have also doubled the size of their shopping carts, and watched as people immediately began buying 40 percent more.

·      Newer stores also force you to meander by pulling out the long, regimented rows of shelves, and replacing them with aisles that twist and turn – sending you past as many tempting products as possible.

·      Lastly, there are hand-held self-checkout tools, like Scan-It at Stop-and-Shop stores. They keep computerized files of every purchase you’re made for the past year. They know what you’re buying down to your brand of deodorant – and the hand-held scanner shows your location in the store at any moment. So, if you’re in the cereal aisle, an ad may pop up on the scanner for cereal. Or if you never buy paper products at their store, they’ll send you a coupon hoping to get you to change your spending habits.

Long story short...the goal of the store is to get us to spend money. Stay within your budget & ALWAYS ALWAYS bring your coupons!!!

HOT $1 off Kraft shredded cheese!!!!

Here's a HOT $1 off coupon on kraft cheese with a touch of Philadelphia cream cheese.  These are on sale right now at Wal-Mart for $2.  This will make for some cheap cheese!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011


March 25, 2011

Losing Heart

Marybeth Whalen

“Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.”
2 Corinthians 4:1 (NIV)         

In the mid 90’s I chose 2 Corinthians 4:1as my life verse. At the time, God was teaching me a big lesson about truly appreciating where He had me in life. As a mom of several small children I could often be found complaining about the mess, the noise, the lack of “me” time. I thought often about running away, pointing my car at the horizon and driving until the road ran out.

God began showing me that being a mom was about having a ministry to these little people He had given me. When I found this verse, I felt that it summed up in one line all that I needed to remember: It’s only through His mercy that I have these children and—while I am in the midst of my ministry—I should not lose heart, as I was apt to do. I clung to this verse as a spiritual life rope.

Fast forward to the other day as I was doing my Bible study. My circumstances have changed, as circumstances do. I am no longer that young frantic mother. This time I was struggling with something else as I flipped past 2 Corinthians 4:1. My eyes fell to the notation I’d made years ago: “MY LIFE VERSE” it said in all caps. I re-read the familiar verse, but this time I applied my current situation to it.

Years later, I am just as quick to lose heart. I have a ministry that looks different from the one I had then. This one involves new challenges, new feelings of inadequacy. Yet I was reminded again that it is only through His mercy that I have this ministry. And in the midst of this ministry—even as I struggle with challenges and inadequacies—I should not lose heart.

What can we do when we are losing heart in the midst of the ministry God has given us, whatever it might be? I went to scripture and found some answers to this question:

Luke 18:1 tells us we should always pray and not give up.

2 Corinthians 4:16 tells us we should remember that we are being renewed inwardly day by day.

Galatians 6:9 tells us that we should focus on the harvest that will come if we do not give up.

Ephesians 3:12-13 tells us that we should find comfort in the amazing ability we have to approach God with freedom and confidence.

2 Thessalonians 3:13 tells us that we should just keep doing what is right.

And finally Hebrews 12:3 tells us that we should think about Jesus and what He endured on our behalf. Nothing we are going through will compare with that.

These verses help me to keep things in perspective when I lose heart and I hope they will help you, too. Whether you are a single woman caring for an elderly parent, a mom of young children, a professional in a tough job, a wife in a struggling marriage, or a woman chasing after her dreams, it’s easy to lost heart from time to time. It’s not whether we will, it’s what we’ll do about it when we do. Armed with these verses we can remember that God in His mercy gave us a ministry, and we can live out our callings without losing heart if we will only keep turning to Him.                                                                                                                            

Dear Lord, I know I am where You want me, that You gave me this ministry. And I know that You do not want me to lose heart but to persevere. Help me to remember to focus on You when I want to run away - to find my strength in You. Thank You for Your mercy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Sunday coupon inserts (4/3). There'll be 3 inserts

This Sunday there'll be 3 inserts in your Sunday paper.
Proctor & Gamble, Smart Source & Red Plum.

Here's the coupons that'll be in the Proctor & Gamble insert:
4-3 P&G coupon insert
Sunday coupon preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!

(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes

P&G Insert Coupons

Always Pads, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths Save $1/1 (4/30)
Always Pantiliner(30ct or higher) Save $1/2 (4/30)
Always Infinity 14ct or higher Save $2/1 (4/30)
Bounce Product Save $.20/1 (4/30)
Cascade Save $1/2 (4/30)
Charmin Products Save $1/2 (4/30)
Covergirl Product Save $1/1 (4/30)
Covergirl Product Save $2.50/2 (4/30)
Crest Rinse(440 ml or Larger) Save $1/1 (4/30)
Crest Rinse Pro-Health(946 ml or larger) Save $2/1 (4/30)
Crest T Crest 3D White 2 HR Express or Professional Effects Whitestrips Save $10/1 (4/30)
Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid 14ct, Stain Shield, or Gentle Routine Whitestrips Save $5/1 (4/30)
Crest Toothpaste 4 oz or more or Liquid Gel Save $1/2 (4/30)
Dawn Dish Soap Save $.20/1 (4/30)
Downy Liquid Fabric Softener /Dryer Sheets Save $.20/1 (4/30)
Duracell CopperTop or Ultra Advanced 6-pack or larger or 1 Hearing Aid 12pk or larger Save $1.50/1 (4/30)
Duracell Rechargeable Batteries, Charger, or Daylight Flashlight Save $2/1 (4/30)
Gillette Deodorant Save $1/1 (4/30)
Gillette Fusion Shave Prep Save $1/1 (4/30)
Gillette Manual or Power Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor Save $3/1 (4/30)
Gillette ProSeries Skin Care Product Save $1/1 (4/30)
Buy 1 Gillette Bodywash Get 1 Gillette Bodywash FREE up to $4.99 (4/30)
Buy 1 Gillette Deodorant get 1 Gillette Bodywash FREE up to $4.99 (4/30)
Herbal Essences or Aussie Products Save $1/2 (4/30)
Nice ‘N Easy Color Blend Foam Hair Color Save $3/1 (4/30)
Nice ‘N Easy hair Color Product Save $1/1 (4/30)
Olay Bar, Body Wash, In-Shower Body Lotion or Hand & Body Lotion Save $2/1 (4/30)
Olay Pro-X Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser Save $5/1 (4/30)
Olay Facial Cleanser Save $1/1 (4/30)
Old Spice Products Save $1/2 (4/30)
Buy 1 Old Spice Fresh Collection Get 1 Old Spice Fresh Collection Body Wash FREE (4/30)
Oral-B Adult or Kids Battery Toothbrush Save $3/1 (4/30)
Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage or ANY 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense Manual Toothbrushes Save $2/1 (4/30)
Oral-B Satin,Glide Floss(25m or More) or Glide Floss Picks 30ct or higher Save $1/1 (4/30)
Pampers Cruisers, Swaddles sz 3, Swaddlers Sensitive sz 3 or 4 or Extra Protection Diapers BOX Save $3/1 (4/30)
Pampers Splashers Swim Pants Save $1.50/1 (4/30)
Pampers Kandoo Product Save $1/1 (4/30)
Pampers Diapers or Pants Save $1.50/1 (4/30)
Pantene Product Save $1/2 (4/30)
Prilosec OTC Save $1/1 (4/30)
Pringles Super Stack Cans(180g or larger) Save $1/3 (4/30)
Pringles Snack Stack or stix Save $1/2 (4/30)
Pringles Fat Free Pringles Save $1/2 (4/30)
Puffs Products Save $1/6 Singles or 2 3-packs or 1 6-pack (4/30)
Secret Clinical Strength or Body Spray Save $1/1 (4/30)
Swiffer Wet Jet Starter Kit Save $5/1 (4/30)
Swiffer Sweeper Vac Starter Kit Save $10/1 (4/30)
Buy 1 Swiffer Dust & Shine Get 1 FREE(Up to Save $4.50) (4/30)
Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl(18ct or higher) Save $2/1 (4/30)
Tampax(18ct or higher) Save $1/1 (4/30)
Tide Detergent Save $1/2 (4/30)
Tide Stain Release Product Save $1/1 (4/30)
Tide Stain Release 26-50oz Powder, 15-34ct Duo pac or 36-68oz liquid Save $3/1 (4/30)
Venus ProSkin MoistureRich, Embrace, or Breeze Refillable Razor Save $2/1 (4/30)
Venus Proskin MoistureRich, Embrace, or Breeze refill Cartridges Save $2/1 (4/30)
Venus disposables 2ct, 3ct, or 6ct, Simply Venus 4ct, Daisy 3, 4 or 8ct, or Daisy 10, 12, or 18ct. Save $3/2 (4/30)
Zest, Ivory, or Safeguard bar, body wash or liquid hand soap when you buy 1 Olay Bodywash Save $1/1 (4/30)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Coupon101 on New Horizons

If you missed our segment on New Horizons then here ya go!  It's only a 7 minute clip so enjoy! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Courageous Heart as seen on TV

Coupon101 was recently highlighted on the TV show 'A Courageous Heart' with Karen Dye.  It aired on the CTN (Christian Television Network) nationwide.  This was a great opportunity & we're thankful for the open doors.  There's more to come!!!

Watch the episode

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Extreme Couponing is BACK!!!

Extreme Couponing on TLC is coming back April 6th.  What do you think about that show?  True stockpiling or hoarding??  At my workshops I will not teach you how to coupon the Extreme Couponing way.  My message is more about "Get to Give" not "Get to Get/Hoard."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Food Prices Going Up!!!

Couponing has been an important thing for me & my family.  It's a great way to trim the budget & my way to help contribute financially.  Look at coupons like money...they can really make a huge difference.  If you are the "to coupon or not to coupon" fence then check out this article.  With gas prices & everything else going up it only makes sense to get organized & use coupons.  Never pay retail again!  If you need help then I'm here for you.  Contact me to do a Couponing Workshop at

Food costs predicted to rise this year

Here to Serve!
Teresa Robertson

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Word of Encouragement

This is a encouraging email I get daily. I thought you might enjoy it! Choose to have a good day!

Read Devotional
Good morning!  So excited to go to Salem & Dixon I woke up early!  Anyone need prayer?  Let me know & I'll pray for you!  Choose to have a good day!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Get to Give!

A part of Coupon101's message is get to give...always look for opportunities to stockpile & then give items to those in need out of your stockpile.  Here's a perfect example of how your giving is needed right here in our own community.
Following are contacts for those wishing to make donations for victims of the apartment fire in Eldon, Mo:

If anyone wants to donate clothing, furniture, towels, ect. they may drop items off at the old Eldon High School gym located at 112 S. Pine Eldon, Mo during school hours.

Any one wanting to donate money may contact Rev. Mike Keith at the United Methodist Church @ 573-392-3713

Read more about the apartment fire on the Lake News Online website.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

La Monte Workshop Postponed

Just a quick note to let you know that the Couponing Workshop in La Monte this weekend (Saturday) has been postponed for the fall.  Keep checking back for more upcoming workshops in your area.  If you would like to have one in your town then let us know...maybe at your church or wherever!

This Saturday is my only Saturday open until May but we do have several weekday afternoons or early evenings available.  Feel free to contact us for more information!