K-wonderful Koffee from my new Keurig
by TheresaShadrix
Sep 20, 2011 | 3565 views |  0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Lately, I've been listening to some of my friends as they brag about which K-Cup has the best flavor. In one conversation, I didn't want to admit that I didn't know what a K-Cup was or that when they first started talking, I thought they were merely bragging about things that some women should just keep quiet about.

At the dentist office recently, I couldn't help but notice a carousel filled with an assortment of K-Cups on a table in the corner. It whispered to me. Softly, but firmly. "Come to the K-Side of life."

Beside the carousel was the beauty of all coffee inventions - the Keurig. As my son was escorted down the hall to, as he put it, be "tortured by small dental devices," I decided it was time that I had something K-wonderful to brag about and I had a cup of hot tea. I wanted to try a cup of coffee and wasn't ready to leave when my son returned. "Could you possibly ask the dentist for a second opinion on the cavity he just filled," I asked as I grabbed another K-Cup? But, nooooo, we had to leave.

So, I've been on the hunt for a deal since then. I can't stand it any longer.  I've recently given in to a Kindle, so I figure why not give in to a Keurig coffee brewer. Here's what I bought today at Kohls:

Keurig® B60 Special Edition Coffee Brewer, Regular $189.99, Sale $149.99.

  • use 30% off promo code: SaveWith30
  • Paid $104.99, plus tax
  • Received $20 Kohls cash

There are two other models that are priced lower, but I like the settings and water reserve on this one.

Next time you see me, just try to ignore me if I brag a bit about K-Cups. They are not cheap and I'll be on the constant search for deals. At least I have something to look forward to at the dentist now!


Winn Dixie BOGO's and Make-A-Meal, week of 9/21/11
by TheresaShadrix
Sep 20, 2011 | 799 views |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink


Buy two (2) Tyson frozen chicken, 20-32 oz nuggets, tenders, breasts or fingers 2/$13.98 and get:

  • Hunts Natural Ketchup, 35 oz
  • Ore-Ida potatoes, 16-32 oz
  • Coca-Cola, 2 liter
  • WD ice-cream sandwiches, 12 ct

Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO):

  • Sanderson Farms skinless, boneless chicken tenders (save up to $5.49 on 2 lbs)
  • Sanderson Farms skinless, boneless chicken thighs (save up to $3.99 on 2 lbs)
  • Fisherman's Wharf whiting, cod, grouper, tilapia, flounder, perch fillets (save up to $7.99 on 2)
  • Sea Best breaded scallops, clam strips, calamari, popcorn, coconut or butterfly shrimp (save up to $6.99 on 2)
  • Ocean Cafe crab cakes (save up to $8.99 on 2)
  • Gorton's premium fillets (save up to $8.29 on 2)
  • WD boneless pork chops, center cut (save up to $5.69 on 2 lbs)
  • WD boneless assorted pork chops (save up to $4.99 on 2 lbs)
  • WD sugar-free drink mix sticks (save up to $3.29 on 2)
  • WD long grain rice (save up to $2.99 on 2)
  • WD beef stew seasoning mix, WD seasonings, gravies (save up to $1.49 on 2)
  • Nabisco saltine crackers (save up to $3.29 on 2)
  • Healthy Choice soup (save up to $3.29 on 2)
  • Dole salad kits or blends (save up to $3.99 on 2)
  • Kellogg's Special K cereal (save up to $4.49 on 2)
  • Nature's Pride or WD bread (save up to $4.29 on 2)
  • Arizona hald & hald tea stix (save up to $3.29 on 2)
  • Pompelan canola extra virgin olive oil, 48 oz (save up to $8.29 on 2)
  • Bertolli olive oil, extra virgin or extra light, 17 ox (save up to $8.29 on 2)
  • Keebler Sandies, 12-13 oz (save up to $3.99 on 2)
  • John Morrell breakfast roll or links, 11-16 oz (save up to $3.49 on 2)
  • Eckrich Smoky breakfast sausage (save up to $3.49 on 2)
  • Old El paso taco shells, seasoning mix, refried beans, rice mixes, thick & chunky salsa (save up to $2.59 on 2)
  • Simply Potatoes hanshbrowns, diced or wedges (save up to $2.79 on 2)
  • Hershey's, Kit Kat or Reese's candy bars (save up to $1.09 on 2)
  • Sally Hanson lip, nail polish, or nail treatment products (save up to $15.49 on 2)
  • Top Care mouthwash (save up to $5.99 on 2)
  • Surf powder, 40 load (save up to $6.99 on 2)
  • All 2X or 3X liquid laundry detergent, 32 load (save up to $6.99 on 2)
  • WD medium household gloves (save up to $4.99 on 2)
  • Kaboom Foam-Tastic or shower, tub & tile cleaner (save up to $4.99 on 2)


Clip2Save Local Coupons, September 15, 2011
by TheresaShadrix
Sep 15, 2011 | 1004 views |  0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

When you pick up today's Anniston Star, make sure to check out the Clip2Save local coupons on page 7A.

Resturant coupons include:

  • Sonny's Bar-B-Q (Oxford): Buy 1 lunch special or dinner entree and get one for $.99, with the purchase of two drinks. Expires Oct. 8, 2011
  • Peerless Grille (Anniston): Kids 12 & Under eat FREE with adult purchase, drink not included.
  • My Family Table (Jacksonville): 10 % off total ticket. Expires Oct. 31, 2011
  • Food Outlet: Free saltines with coupon and additional $20 purchase. Coupon good Sept. 14-Sept. 20, 2011.

Auto coupons:

  • Anniston Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram (Anniston): Ladies special $26.95 oil change with free tire rotation, plus get 10% off any service. Tuesday only. Expires Sept. 30, 2011
  • Jacksonville Muffler & Auto Repair (Jacksonville): $5 off oil change. $5 off coolant service. Expires Dec. 31, 2011
  • Executive Detail Shop (Anniston) Ladies Day on Wednesday, $5 off any service. Truck, SUV $75 special, regular $100.
  • Neat & Clean (Anniston): $20 off wash & wax special on cars and trucks. Expires Sept. 30, 2011

Computer service coupons:

  • Computer Solutions (Jacksonville): 10% off for all JSU students (with valid I.D.) and all Jacksonville City workers.
  • Gamecock Computers: Back to School Special - $50 virus/spyware removal/clean up.

Arts & Entertainment coupons:

  • Works of Art (Jacksonville): 10% off all group and parties booked Aug-Sept.
Clip2Save coupon class
by TheresaShadrix
Sep 13, 2011 | 1534 views |  0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

I will teach a class on the basics of couponing on Sunday, September 18 from 2-4 p.m. at Saks Baptist Church. There is no charge and you just need to bring a non-perishable food item for the church pantry.

Saks Baptist Church is located at Hwy 431 North in Saks. This FREE class is courtesy of Tina Horn, Saks Baptist Church and Clip2Save/The Anniston Star.

If you are on Facebook, please RSVP at the link at www.facebook.com/clip2save.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at tshadrix@annistonstar.com.



Don’t be a copycat
by TheresaShadrix
Sep 13, 2011 | 1254 views |  0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

If there was one thing I thought was understood about the basics of coupons, it’s that you can’t copy them. Nobody likes a copycat. And that goes for coupons. But, I’m hearing from local cashiers, managers, and readers that we have a good number of copycats in our neck of the woods. Folks, it is wrong to copy coupons. If you look at the fine print on a coupon, it says, “Void if reproduced or copied.”

There are three main types of coupons:

  1. Coupons that you cut out from newspaper inserts like Red Plum, Smart Source and P&G.
  2. Coupons that you print off the Internet and have a limited number of prints.
  3. Coupons that you print off the Internet and have an unlimited number of prints.

According to Coupons.com, printable coupons have been available on the Internet for about 10 years. The main confusion of copying coupons deals with coupons printed off the Internet from websites like redplum.com, smartsource.com, and manufacturer websites. Most of the websites allow for a coupon to be printed twice from the same IP address. That means two times per computer. Some people think, “Well, if I can print two, why not 20?” Here’s why you can’t.

For one thing, each coupon has a unique code that makes that one coupon valid and the code is good only one time. So, if you copy that coupon, the store will only get reimbursed once. With the increase of Internet use and couponing, you must know that if you copy coupons you are indirectly stealing from the store if you use the coupon more than once. People don’t like copycats and most outright hate thieves.

Another thing with coupons printed online is that your IP address from your computer is printed in very, very small print around the outside of the coupon. If you copy the coupon, your IP address will eventually be blocked and you won’t be able to print coupons from that computer. This is the main reason I don’t “coupon fairy” my printable coupons. Meaning I don’t leave my coupons in stores for strangers to use. I can’t control if someone copies that coupon and I don’t want to take the risk of my IP address being flagged.

It might be a little confusing that you can print coupons online but you can’t copy them. I didn’t think there was any confusion at all about copying coupons from newspaper inserts, but, apparently, there are some local coupons doing it. Companies will not get reimbursed for a copied coupon and the loss will eventually trickle down to consumers. 

The only time that you can copy a coupon is ones that are print off the Internet from manufacturers and have an unlimited number of prints. This is a coupon that is in a PDF format. The code is not unique and it’s the same one on all of the coupons. It should go without saying, but the company doesn’t expect you to copy the PDF coupon 100 times. If you think people don’t like copycats and thieves, they pretty much abhor a shelf clearer. So, you might have 100 of an item, but no friends.

Got a question? Email me at tshadrix@annistonstar.com. 

To verify if a printable coupon is valid, go to www.veri-fi.com and follow the instructions.

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