Welcome FUSION readers!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Binder Kits on Sale!

*UPDATE: This offer has been extended through 1/31.*

If you have been looking for a better way to organize your coupons then it's time you stepped up to the binder.

This week only, The Q Hunter is running a great special to help you get started. They offer three different packages of coupon sleeves, divider tabs, and labels. Plus, you will earn a gift certificate with any binder kit purchase.
  • Lite - $6.00 + earn a $3 gift certificate
  • Standard - $11.50 + earn a $5 gift certificate
  • Premium - $17.50 + earn a $8 gift certificate
I organize my coupons alphabetically so the Premium would be my choice since it comes with the most tabs and sleeves. Here's a look at my coupon binder and my Coupon Clutch cover. The Lite package might be good for those of us who have a binder but need some extra sleeves.

This sale ends on Saturday but you have until 12/31 to use your gift certificate. Order yours here.



$20 Amazon Gift Card for $10 - TODAY ONLY!

I shop Amazon A LOT so I was thrilled to see that today's Living Social deal is for a discount gift card. It's actually half price. Today only, you can get a $20 Amazon Gift card for just $10! The card has no expiration date.
  • If you are new to Living Social, sign up here. My referrals get $5 towards a future purchase.
  • Then, click here to get today's deal (all cities).
The thing I love about Living Social is that you can buy the deal and, if 3 friend's also buy the same deal (using your link), you get it for FREE!

Be sure to use my link to purchase yours today!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Manage Your Money for FREE

I love the fresh start of a new year. This year I wanted to try to simplify my process of tracking and handling our finances. In the past I have used my own spreadsheets, which allow me to track down even the tiniest detail, but it was time-consuming to transfer every transaction from our checking account.

At the end of 2010, I came across Mint.com. It's an online program and it's FREE! I researched and learned that it comes with some amazing reviews. Time, PC Mag, and Money Magazine give it extremely high marks for security, functionality, and ease of use!

I decided to try it out and I LOVE it! Mint.com automatically transfers the transactions from my checking and savings accounts. You can also set it up to track your credit cards and other debt too. I can set up my own categories (or use theirs) and I can create my own budget (or let it suggest one based on your spending). There are also features that help you set goals (vacation, college savings, ect) and track your progress.

My favorite feature is splitting transactions. Let's say I get groceries but also pick up a gift card in the same transaction. With Mint.com, I can split that transaction so the appropriate amount gets allocated to the right category.

I also love that my account is managed online so I can access it from any computer at home or while I'm traveling. Mint.com also has an iPhone and Android app for access on the go. I've tried the Android app and it works perfectly!

So much easier. And did I mention that it was FREE? Check it out for yourself. Let me know if you like it as much as I do.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Welcome Q Hunter Shoppers

I am so excited to be the affiliate of the week for The Q Hunter! Cindy is great, isn't she?

The beginning of a new year always has tons of great coupons and this week is no exception. Just in case you are wondering, here are my favorite for this week.

Loreal Preference, $3.00
Perdue Breast Strips, $0.75
Pure Protein Bars, BOGO
Soft Scrub, $0.50
Uncle Ben's Rice, $.100

GE Bulbs, $1.00
Jell-0, $1.00
Johnson's Baby Products, $1.00
Listerine Pocket Packs, $0.50
Listerine Mouthwash, $1.00
Motrin, $1.00
Neosporin or Band-Aid, $0.50
Purell, $1.00

Barilla Plus, $1.00 WYB 2
BIC Shaver, $2.00
BIC Shaver, BOGO
Post Cereal, $1.00 WYB 2

Hop on over to order yours now. Remember, 1st time customers can save 20% with code 20offFirst.

If you are new to Coupon Queen Diaries or new to couponing in general, please take a moment to check out my Frugal 101 series. I think it will help get your 2011 savings off to a great start!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Enjoy The City Savings Book (Nashville) $20

My daughter's school is selling Enjoy The City (Nashville) books as a fundraising opportunity. I wasn't familiar with this book but it has some AWESOME deals. No kidding! For example, lets start with the FREE items. These are just plain ole FREE with no other purchase required. Nice!

FREE Oil Change from Firestore
FREE Medium Pizza from Papa Johns
FREE Small Deep Dish Pizza from Jet's Pizza
FREE Ice Cream Cone from Krispy Kreme

The oil change alone will pay for the book. Don't believe me? Look:
The book is also full of BOGO dinners and entertainment deals. My favorite page in the whole book is probably the one with kids entertainment deals from Peek-A-Boo Playtown and Pump It Up.

Listen up Publix shoppers. If your store accepts GFS as a competitor then you need this book. There are SIX $5 off $50 purchase coupons ($30 value).

You can also see a complete preview of the book.

****If any of you locals would like a book, please email me at couponqueendiaries@gmail.com so I can send you my mailing address. Checks should be made payable to Stanford Montessori PTO and books will be mailed to you around Feburary 4th.****

Plus, for every 10 books that sell, I will give 1 away on Coupon Queen Diaries starting on January 21st (when orders are due).

Thanks for helping to support the little school that we love. Plus, it's a heck-of-a-deal for you too


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Earn Swagbucks when you buy Groupons or Living Social Deals

Guess what! You can now earn Swagbucks when you buy Groupons. It's a double win!

Here's how. First things first:

If you are new to Groupon, you will need to sign up.
If you are new to Living Social, you will need to sign up.
If you are new to Swagbucks, you will need to sign up. (Learn more here)

Now, when you are looking at the Swagbucks homepage toolbar (at the top), go to Earn>Daily Deals. Scroll down and click the tab for Local Deals. Click on any deal you want to buy and follow the steps to complete your purchase.

I am a BIG fan of Groupon and Living Social and Swagbucks. I was thrilled when I learned that I could work both programs for more savings!



Monday, January 3, 2011

Get Organized from the Start

Get your 2011 couponing game off to a great start by getting organized.

Check out these binder kits from The Q Hunter. There are several different choices to choose from and they are on sale 20% off. Plus, use code 20%offNewYear for additional savings!

If you are like me, I wanted to make my binder look cute, so I covered it with one of these amazing covers from The Coupon Clutch. It is beautifully made and makes carrying a binder so much easier! Use code TAKE 5 to get $5 off a $25 purchase.

Now is the time to get serious about couponing. You can stretch your dollars further in 2011!