There are some great links to some great "couponing" sites that I use daily; and I'll show you how I organize and save as well, I like to keep it EASY. Check out the WELCOME spot to your right to get started

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Get 50%-90% off all around town (And the country!)

Check out these daily deals - huge discounts on the coolest stuff: I love all of these sites; 50% off and more on things to do, hotels; restaurants, you can buy these as gifts etc and eat at all sorts of new and favorite restaurants around your town. Most of the time you buy the certificate and print it immediately - Citideals mails your certificates to you for $.99 -

Some examples of 50% off vouchers I've gotten: (so far!) 
Nutty Guys
Nielsen's Frozen Custard
Cold Stone
Speed Street
Rock Climbing Gyms
Movie Ticket Discounts
Cherry Hill
Raging Waters


Local and Nationwide – click on your city or others, some are online deals

Just a couple Internet deals:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Go Deal Go   is a great new website that has a deal a day at 50% or more off a different place every day!

My favorites have been Nielsen's ftozen custard and Cutler's sandwiches and cookies!. You can usually buy as many certificates as you'd like, usually you buy a $5 a certificate worth $10, buy as many as you'd like.
These don't work like cash so you must use all of the certificate at once. The have Davis and Weber county deals, and Salt Lake is coming soon.
Sign up today for their daily email, or check back daily. When you purchase you can choose a venue to support; my mom's school, Cook Elementary, is sponsoring these deals and could use your help if you don't see a school around you from the list. Pay by credit or debit card and print your certificates right from the website.
Enjoy the daily deals!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Support Local Community Growers and Save
Food Co-op Info, check it out!
You buy "shares" that are around $28 each: It includes 3 cuts of meat, 5 vegetables, 3-4 Fruits, a loaf of wheat bread, beans or rice @ 50% off retail.....volunteer your time, and pick up once a month at a local spot. Supports your local growers, butchers, bakers and candle stick makers....:)
Shopping With Cents blogged about this:

Or......Utah Deal Diva did this one today!
Guest Post: Joining a Food Co-op
From Utah Deal Diva:
Guest Post by Marie Moser, a former blogger, couponer & member of a Utah food co-op for the past several months.

For the past six months my husband and I have been ordering food via the Crossroads Urban Center Community Food Co-Op of Utah. This non-profit organization plays many parts in our community, but namely it is a resource for families to obtain healthy, high quality food at 30-50% savings through collective purchasing. In addition, they build a strong sense of community by bringing people together to work towards a common purpose and goal. When you see the Co-op at work within your community, you know that it’s about more than just good food and good prices; it is about doing good deeds. In neighborhoods along the Wasatch Front and beyond, it is about people sharing a part of themselves for the betterment of their community.

Here are some of the basics about the food Co-op:Freshness and SelectionThey offer a wide variety of the freshest food for the best value, whenever possible working directly with local Utah farmers and producers - such as Colosimo's Sausages, Stone Ground Bakery, Mountainview Mushrooms, Palace Meats and Tree Hugger Granola

Your Monthly Order Makes a Big DifferenceThe more people who participate, the greater the savings become, because it allows the Co-op to buy larger and larger quantities at discounted rates. These savings can make a world of difference - refrigerators full of meat and produce mean families that don't have to depend on the emergency food system.

If You Eat, You Qualify!The Co-op is for everyone. Whether you are struggling to meet your basic food needs or are just looking for a way to share in a community, you can be part of this simple exchange: giving and receiving.

Why Should You Join?Every member makes a difference. Through the Co-op’s collective purchasing power, volunteer labor and low overhead, they can consistently offer quality, healthy food at up to 50% below retail. It's your order and volunteer time, combined with hundreds of others, that makes this all possible. Together, we are building a grassroots food distribution system dedicated to promoting people's access to affordable, nutritious food - and having a lot of fun in the process!

How Does It Work?Each month, members pre-order their groceries. You can order as many “shares” as you like, and how often you place an order is up to you. On distribution day (generally the third or fourth Saturday of every month), a network of volunteers help distribute the food to "team sites" all along the Wasatch Front where you can pick up your order. Team sites are sponsored by local churches, schools, non-profit organizations and community centers, but are open to everyone.

What's the Catch?Cooperation - the Co-op can't work without it. The food or “share” prices include two hours of your volunteer time - either with the Co-op or in your local community. While we encourage everyone to take part in the Co-op itself at least once a year, our volunteer requirement is very flexible and can be anything you do for someone outside of your family for free! You log your volunteer hours when you pick up your food on distribution day, and will even have the option to bank your hours for future months.

How Do I Join?It's easy! Anyone can join - if you eat, you qualify! They do ask that with your first order that you pay a $5 lifetime membership fee, but it is only with your first order. Otherwise it is as easy as 1-2-3:
Select a team site and place your food order online before the order deadline. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your order and have up until the order deadline to change it if needed.
On distribution day, head down to your selected team site and pick up your order. It’s that simple.
And don’t forget to take your own bags or boxes to bring your food home! There are many options for ordering through the Co-op and 2010 has brought a few changes to the ordering system, so here are the nuts and bolts:

Meat Share: ($15) includes 4 fresh meat items. Ground beef is always a staple for most families, so that is always included month to month. In addition there are often pork chops, ribs, steaks, pork loins, turkey and other various cuts and types of meats.

Produce Share: ($10) includes 3 fresh fruit and 5 fresh vegetable items. Each month the fruits and vegetables are different according to what is in season. In previous months I have received onions, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, bananas, apples, oranges, squash varieties and eggplant (to name just a few).

Standard Share: ($24) includes one meat share and one produce share.

Add-Ons: the purchase of one of the three share options listed above are required to purchase any add-ons. The add-ons vary by month but generally include: Nutty Guys Samplers (4-1 lb. bags of mixed nuts or dried fruits), Colosimo's Kielbasa Sausage, Stone Ground Bakery products, and Chaparro's Beef Tamales. Often the add-ons are season specific as well, such as turkey breast at Thanksgiving and ham at Christmas. There is a set price for each add-on and the price is listed on the order list each month.

Fair Trade Items: (same rules apply as add-ons) rich and delicious products benefiting small-scale farmers and the environment. All the fair trade items are organic and generally they include coffee and tea options. When ordering, you can order as few or as many things as you like and in any combination. For instance, for a family of 4, you can order a standard share plus an additional meat share and pay $39. Or if you prefer more produce to meat, you can order one standard share and an additional produce share at a cost of $34. The options are endless and they are up to you! You can also choose NOT to order one month, and it won’t affect your ability to order the following month. Now, I know that some of you have these statements going through your minds: “That won’t feed my family of four for a month!” or “I can buy all that in the store for cheaper with sales and coupons!” And you know what? Both statements are true. But keep these two things in mind: 1) this one order isn’t meant to feed your family for a month (unless you buy one standard share for each family member each month), it is meant to supplement your grocery store purchases; and 2) you might be able to purchase the same amount of food in the store with coupons and sales for less than you are paying with the Co-op, but keep in mind that there aren’t a lot of coupons available for meat and produce items AND think of the good you are putting back into your community by participating in this program.

February 2010 Ordering Information: Order due date is Friday, February 12, 2010 at midnight. Order online by signing up HERE. Select your team pick-up site. There are several locations to choose from in communities all along the Wasatch Front, from Ogden to Nephi and Tooele to Heber City.

Pay online with your credit or debit card (food stamp purchasing also available). Food distribution day will be Saturday, February 27, 2010. So, now that all the technicalities are out of the way, what do you think? Is the food co-op for you? Would you be willing to try it for a month or two and see what you think?

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I love to cook, it's how I de-stress; most people don't understand it but they love to taste test! I turn on some great tunes, and get to baking. Here's my family blog, come see what we're up to at I'm also big into couponing and can help you save a lot of money here: Thanks for visiting my little corner of the Web :)