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New Video: Watch My “Couponing 101” Class from the Texas Pinners Conference…for FREE!

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Last month, I was asked to be a “Pinner Presenter” at the Texas Pinners Conference and Expo where I taught my popular Couponing 101 workshop, “Is The Price Right?” 

Guess what???? My class was one of the few classes that was a part of the live-stream and now it’s available for you to watch below.

This is an in-depth, 1-hour class, so get ready for some learnin’, folks! 

Here are just a few of the topics covered:

-Five Common Couponing Misconceptionsscreen-shot-2016-10-20-at-10-45-04-am
-Where to get Coupons (including organic!)
-Organizing Coupons
-Creating a Pricebook
-Meal Planning
-Getting Friendly with the Freezer
UnExtreme Stockpiling
-Planning your Store Trips
-Mobile and eCoupons
-CVS and Walgreens 101
….and much more!

I teach the bargain hunting secrets of the pros and gives insider tips on sales trend...

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Hallmark Channel’s 2016 Christmas Movie Schedule!


Get your tissues boxes ready for a line-up of wonderful and sappy Hallmark Christmas movies. Whether or not you’re ready, the movies start up on October 28th. Yeah, that’s a little early in my book, but I know some people are already gearing up for St. Nick before the Halloween candy has had time to digest. 

Go HERE for the complete schedule and set that DVR for some good, clean, family holiday movies. HO, HO, HO…


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Win FREE Domino’s Pizza for an Entire Year! (Sign up Now to Play)

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Want to win FREE Domino’s pizza for a year?! Then head over here and get signed up.

Once again, Domino’s is giving away FREE Pizza Promo Cards valid for up to $500, but you need to opt in to the promotion to be eligible.

When it goes live, you’ll receive a link via text. Be one of the first 37,000 to click on the link and you’ll get a gift card! The faster you are, the greater the value of your gift card.

The last few times they’ve done this, I’ve gotten a $10 promo code…which means FREE pizza, baby!


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Fall Recipe: CrockPot Baked Apples…Plus, 7-qt. Crock-Pot® only $20 (Reg. $39.99)

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Fall is in the air! Which means the smell of baked apples will be permeating my house. Check out this recipe for Crock Pot Baked Apples. It’s simple and healthy!

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons trans-fat free margarine
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 Gala or Macintosh apples, cored
1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider


Preheat a large crock-pot on high heat and preset it for 3 hours. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, walnuts, margarine, and cinnamon. Fill the apples with the filling and place them in the crock-pot. Pour in the apple juice or cider and the liquor, if using. Cover and cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours on high heat until the apples are soft and begin to collapse.  

Makes 6 baked apples

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Raise: FREE $5 Credit, plus Extra $10 Off $20+ AMC Gift Cards (New Customers)

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I’ve told you about Raise for a few months now as a great place to score discounted gift cards! Have you signed up????

First-time shoppers can go HERE and get a FREE $5 credit in their account. *Note: When you sign up, you’ll need to enter a mobile number to receive a verification text.

Plus, through October 16th, new customers get an extra $5 off the purchase of $20+ AMC Gift Cards with promo code SHOWTIME at checkout!

If you don’t want to buy AMC gift cards, use promo code SAVE5 and you’ll get $5 off your first purchase over $25.

Shop around and see what you can find.  I like to sort by “Value,” then go to the last page to see the cheapest gift cards available. After the $5 FREE credit, here are a few deals I’ve spotted:

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$10 Chili’s gift car...

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FREE $10 Credit when You Join Nordstrom Rewards!


Yes, Christmas may still be 10 weeks away, but go ahead and join Nordstrom Rewards (it’s FREE!) and you’ll score a $10 promo credit to shop November 26th- December 24th.

Must join by November 13th to receive credit.

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FREE “Briefing” Newspaper Subscription from the Dallas Morning News = FREE Coupon Inserts!!!

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The Sunday paper is a great resource for good coupons. But with subscription prices on the rise, sometimes it’s not budget-friendly sign-up for a year of home delivery.

Pssst….I’ll let you in on a little secret: The Dallas Morning News offers a FREE subscription to “Briefing.” It’s a smaller, less extensive paper that’s delivered to your home Wednesday through Saturday. What’s great is the Saturday edition includes the SmartSource and Red Plum coupon inserts found in the Sunday paper. That’s right, FREE coupons delivered to your doorstep!!!

Keep in mind, the Saturday inserts don’t include all the coupons you’d typically find in a Sunday subscription paper. But hey, they’re FREE, so I’m not complaining!

Go HERE to see if your home address is eligible for delivery and start receiving your F...

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Recipe: Easy Moist Meatloaf

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I found Laura’s Lean Ground Beef on markdown for just $3.49/lb (Reg. $7.99!), so I decided to make meatloaf.  If you’re looking for a moist meatloaf recipe, try this one out.

Easy Moist Meatloaf
2 pounds ground beef
2 eggs
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup dried bread crumbs (I freeze the heels of whole wheat sandwich bread, then toss it on the food processor to make crumbs.)
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
dash worcestershire sauce


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).2. Heat skillet with a little olive oil and sauté onions, carrots and peppers until tender. Note: When peppers are in season or I find them on markdown, I’ll buy a ...
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World Market: Take 60% off Rugs, plus Extra 30% off During Friends & Family Sale!


Starting Friday through Monday (10/7-10/10), use promo code FALLFF at World Market to take an additional 30% Off (food and beverage is 10% off), plus all orders over $200 will qualify for FREE Shipping.

Also, all rugs sized 5’x8′ and larger are 60% Off! When used in conjunction with the Friends and Family Sale, you can save BIG!

For example, a $100 rug will cost only $28 when both promotions are combined!




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Nordstrom Rack: Clear The Rack Sale = Extra 25% Off Clearance!


Starting Friday through Monday (10/7-10/10), Nordstrom Rack will be hosting a Clear The Rack Sale with 25% Off Clearance styles….for a total savings of up to 75% Off!

Prices will be marked on the site, so there will not be a coupon code needed for check out.

Head over HERE and see what deals you can find.

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Get Paid for Your Opinion!

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Stephens & Associates, located at I-75 and Campbell in Richardson, is always looking to qualify new applicants. You can earn anywhere from $100 to $500 depending on which study you participant in.

They’re currently looking for males and females, ages 18-65, and also babies up to 24 months.

Here are just a few current studies:

  • Baby study – Earn $150
  • Acne study – Earn $250- $575.00
  • Facial Serum study- Earn $200
  • Acne scar study- Earn $500
  • Facial Cleanser study- Earn $135
  • Asian Spot Treatment study – Earn $225
  • Shampoo and  Conditioner study- Earn $100

To sign up or for a list of all paid studies, call Joanne Luu at 972-716-0630 or email:

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Best Buy: LG Mid-Size Microwave Only $68.39 Shipped (Reg. $169.99)


Score this highly-rated LG 1.4 Cu. Ft. Mid-Size Microwave for only $68.39 shipped (Reg. $169.99) from Best Buy.

FREE shipping or FREE pick up available.

Product Features
1.4 cu. ft. interior
1100W of power and 10 cooking levels
6 sensor cook and 9 auto cook options
Auto and rapid defrost functions
EZ-on button
EasyClean interior
12-7/8″ turntable
Mirror door
Eco-On feature
Child lock
Time-of-day clock

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GoodRx: Save up to 80% on Prescription Drugs!

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My hubby and I are both self-employed, which means we pay out-of-pocket for all our prescriptions. That’s always fun! (Insert sarcasm here.)

I use GoodRx to find the cash price, plus coupons and discounts for thousands of prescription drugs at more than 70,000 local and mail-order pharmacies in the USA. It’s like Travelocity for prescription drugs!

Just enter the name of any drug (generic or brand-name) HERE, give your  location (city, state, or ZIP), and you’ll see the lowest price at both local and mail order pharmacies for a variety of dosages and quantities for your prescription.

The prices displayed may be any of the following:

Cash Price
This is the price you’ll pay if you walk in, present your prescription and pay cash without insurance.
Coupon Price
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