Monday, July 25, 2011

Plum District: 20% off this week!

Plum District relaunched their website today with a new design.  This is a website similar to Groupon, but is geared more towards moms.  They have some great offers, and are offering an additional 20% off all deals this week when you use code "inwithnew."

Happy Saving!

Pier 1: $10 off $10 purchase

Catch this HOT deal while it lasts!  Pier 1 is getting into daily deals.  Just "like" Pier 1 on facebook and receive a coupon for $10 off a minimum purchase of $10!  This should make a lot of small things close to FREE!!

Happy Savings!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Buca di Beppo: $10 off $20 purchase

I love Italian food, and now that I am off of my gluten-free diet for a trial period, I am craving some bread and pasta!  Print this coupon for $10 off any $20 purchase at Buca di Beppo.  It's even good on take-out!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

JCrew: 40% off AND Free Shipping!

I LOVE IT!  This is a great deal available through Tuesday, 7/26 at!  Take 40% off all sale and clearance items and get free shipping using code LOVEIT at checkout. 

These are my favorite shorts, and they are down to $19.50 shipped with this discount!  Shop now to get the best selection of sizes and colors! 

The Fine Print:
*No exchanges, no returns on items marked as final sale. Offer valid at only. Offer is not valid at J.Crew retail stores or J.Crew Factory stores. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards. 40% off discount applies to J.Crew sale and Factory online sale items only. Offer valid through Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 11:59pm ET. Free shipping applies to online orders only. Savings are applied at checkout with code LOVEIT. Offer not valid on phone orders. Cannot be combined with any other promotion. Limit one promotional code per order. Details of offer are subject to change.

Ruby Tuesday: FREE Burgers Still Available!

I LOVE a good cheeseburger, and Ruby Tuesday is giving them away for FREE to facebook fans!  Yours is waiting for you!  Go here to register for yours.  Coupons will be sent in the mail.

Happy Saving!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

70% off sale at Tootsies!

Calling all Atlanta shoppers...

Tootsies is now taking up to 70% off original prices!  They have beautiful sportswear, dresses, evening wear, shoes and accessories!  There should be some great deals!

(Thanks, JessicaShops!)
Happy Savings!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

B1G1 at Pinkberry!

We have all seen the yummy natural frozen yogurt stores popping up all over town, and with this heat it is tempting to stop by for a frozen treat.  Print this coupon for a B1G1 treat at Pinkberry until 7/24!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July sale at The Preppy Ladybug!

This is a special treat for stationery fans!  I am offering 20% off your entire purchase at my stationery shop, The Preppy Ladybug, until the end of July! 

You can shop at either or at  Enter code XMASJULY at checkout to receive your discount!

I absolutely love the flat correspondence cards!  The pink and green bumble bee are my favorite, but any pattern is great for writing a quick note.  They are a great size at 7x5", and a great value too (only $10 for a set of 12 with discount)!

 You can also get matching address labels that add a nice touch to the envelope (only $3.60 per page with discount)!

Other items for sale include invitations, lined envelopes, mini folded note cards, cupcake toppers, gift tags and more!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Eversave: Magazine Deal

Eversave is a discount coupon website like Groupon.  Today, they have a deal for - $10 for a subscription to a magazine (including Everyday with Rachel Ray, All You, Better Homes and Gardens and more!)

If you aren't a member yet, sign up and get a $2 credit.  Then, use coupon code SHARE for another $2 off!  The subscription is down to $6!

Plus, go through Swagbucks and earn an additional 115 points!

What a deal!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Entertainment Book for as low as $4.40! is pushing their 2011 books pretty hard as the year moves along, and right now they are offering their best deal yet. Right now you can get two books for $10 + $1 shipping bringing it to a total of $5.50 each shipped!
Plus, shop through Ebates for 17.5% cash back or Shop At Home for 20% cash back bringing your total to as low as $4.40 each shipped!

I have bought these every year for the last couple of years.  There are some pretty good coupons, at least enough to get your money back through this deal!

:: To shop through Ebates go here: Ebates Entertainment Book 2011.

:: To shop through Shop At Home go here: Shop At Home Entertainment Book 2011.

:: To shop directly through go here: Entertainment Book 2011.

(Thanks, Surviving the Stores!)

Free Starbucks Drink when you buy Via

Until Sunday (7/17), get a free drink when you buy Starbucks Via Iced coffee packets!

Have you tried these yet?  I haven't, but I might pick some up to give them a try!  They say you can shake it into a bottle of water for a caffeine fix on the go!  Sounds good to me!

Happy Saving!

Free Queso at Moe's - July 20

Stop by Moe's Southwestern Grill for a FREE cup of queso (6oz) next Wednesday (7/20)!  No coupon or purchase required!

Limit one per person.

Happy Saving!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Free Fresh Express Salad from VocalPoint

I'm not one to usually blog about freebies, but this is a good one!  Sign up for VocalPoint and get your coupon in the mail!

VocalPoint is not like some of the other "spammy" free deal websites.  It is owned by Proctor and Gamble.  They give you the opportunity to try new items for free, all they ask in return is that you take a short survey on their website once you try the product and tell other people about it too..  You will get extra coupons in the mail with your free coupon so that you can share with friends.  I have tried some great products through VocalPoint, so be sure to sign up before this deal is gone!

Happy Saving!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Preppy Saver in Buckhead Patch!

Welcome new readers from Buckhead Patch!  I am so glad that you have found my blog! 

My name is Shannon and I recently quit my day job to run my stationery company, The Preppy Ladybug.  I need to save money now more than ever, so I started Preppy Saver!  I have been couponing for 3 years, and have saved thousands of dollars on my grocery and drug store bills over the years.  But saving isn't limited to the grocery store!  I love the lifestyle I have come to know, and I don't want to have to give up shopping, eating out and going out with my friends.  That is where Preppy Saver comes in.  I will share tips, ideas and deals for saving money on things that you like to do, so you too can live a fabulous life for less!

I will not post grocery lists and coupon databases on my blog, but I will tell you where to find them, and I will highlight some of the great deals that I get each week.  This week I will also begin a Coupon 101 series that will teach you how to find and use coupons.

In addition, like Beth mentioned in her article, I teach coupon classes in the Metro Atlanta area!  If you have a group in your neighborhood, your church, or elsewhere that are interested in learning how to coupon, please send me an email at to set up a class.  The classes are $10 per person and include valuable handouts and spreadsheets that have helped me learn to plan my shopping trips and track my savings.

Follow me on facebook and on Twitter @preppysaver!

I am looking forward to helping you save money and have fun!  I hope you enjoy my blog!

Groupon - $30 for $15

This is a great deal for anyone who ever has to buy a gift for a child or a game-lover!  Today on Groupon, spend $15 on a voucher worth $30 to!

You can use the voucher on anything, including clearance and shipping prices!  It doesn't have an expiration date, so put it aside and use it for Christmas!

Bonus: Go through Swagbucks to buy your Groupon and earn 160 Swagbucks!

Happy Saving!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Jack Rogers Giveaway!

Do you love Jack Rogers?  I know I do!  College Prep has teamed up with Jack Rogers for a giveaway!

College Prep is a great blog run by a Georgetown college student out of Washington D.C.  She is super preppy and her blog is so entertaining to read!  She did the very first giveaway for my stationery company, The Preppy Ladybug, so it is also near and dear to my heart.

Check out her blog for all the details for the giveaway!  There are lots of opportunities to enter!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Top Restaurant and Retail Deals

Eating out or going shopping this weekend?  Check out these deals before you leave the house!

Top Restaurant Coupons:
Free Chili’s Chips and Queso coupons when you sign up for their email.
Expires 8/30
Arby’s Coupon Buy 1 Jomocha Oreo
Shake Get 1 Free (exp: 7/9/2011)
Corner Bakery FREE sweet wyb lunch or dinner (exp: 7/17/2011)
McDonald’s BOGO free Smoothie, Frappe or Strawberry Lemonade.
(exp. 7/31)
Mimis Cafe Coupon $5 Off $25 Dinner
Purchase (exp: 7/10/2011)
P.F. Changs Coupon FREE Lettuce
Wraps for Facebook Fans (exp: 7/31/2011)

Top Retail Store Coupons:
Barnes and Noble Coupons 15% off 1 item (exp: 7/10/2011)
Belk Coupon 15% off Purchase (exp: 7/10/2011)
Canvas People (on-line) $50 off or free 8×10 wrapped canvas portrait.
Bath & Body Works Coupon 20% Off
Any Purchase (exp: 7/10/2011)
Hobby Lobby Coupon 40% Off 1 Item (exp: 7/9/2011)
JCPenney Coupon $10 Off $50
Purchase (exp: 7/10/2011)
Kirkland’s Coupon $5 Off $25
Purchase (exp: 7/14/2011)
Kohl’s Coupon 15% Off Purchase
(exp: 7/10/2011)
Michaels Coupon 20% Off Entire
Purchase (exp: 7/9/2011)
New York & Company Coupon $30 Off
$75 or $70 Off $150 (exp: 7/11/2011)
Off 5th Avenue Coupon 25% off Entire Purchase
Ulta Coupon $3.50 Off $10 Purchase
(exp: 7/23/2011)

(Thanks Surviving the Stores!)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Shopaholic's Preppy Closet

Do you like Lilly Pulitzer and other preppy clothing designers?  Do you like buying these clothes at a great price?  It's time to meet Shopaholic's Preppy Closet!

Shopaholic's Preppy Closet is a fantastic page on Facebook where Lilly Lovers come together to buy and sell new and gently used clothing in an online consignment shop!  And it's not limited to Lilly - there are lots of designers for sale, including Ralph Lauren, Trina Turq, Milly, J. McLaughlin and more! Lori and her sister, Amy, keep the site very organized.  Look through photo albums based on size, designer or accessory.  If you see something you like, just facebook message or email the owner to make the purchase.  It couldn't be easier and there are some amazing deals to be found!

Looking for preppy kid's clothes?  Shopaholic's Preppy Closet now has a sister site, Shopaholic's Kiddie Closet, with great deals for your little ones!

While you're at it, be sure to check out Lori's entertaining blog, Shopaholic in Alabama!

Happy Shopping!

Mega Swagbucks Friday!

Good Morning Preppy Savers!

It's Friday (woohoo!) and that means Mega Swagbucks Friday!  Today you have a better chance of winning high value Swagbucks from 5 to 1000!

Don't know what Swagbucks is?  Swagbucks is a FREE search engine powered by and Google.  Earn points by searching terms you would normally search, and redeem them for gift cards, prizes and sweepstakes!  I am saving for a Kindle, but I have known other people who have purchased their entire Christmas shopping list using the Swagbucks they have earned throughout the year!

It's not only limited to searching, either!  There are LOTS of other things you can do on the Swagbucks website to earn points:    
  • Watch Videos
  • Shop Online (you get 2 for every $1 you spend!)
  • Buy Daily Deals (get 160 points for every groupon you purchase!)
  • Refer a Friend
  • Play Games
  • Take Surveys
  • And Much More

Thursday, July 7, 2011

B1G1 Smoothies at B&N

Beat the heat with this deal from Barnes and Noble Cafes!

Buy One Get One Free Smoothie - Heads up, offer expires on July 11th!

(Thanks Southern Savers!)

CVS 101

CVS is one of my favorite stores to shop.  I always get great deals on items I use and the savings are always really high, making it even more fun.  However, it takes some time to figure out and it can be overwhelming to beginners.  I have been asked a lot lately how it works, so I am going to try to explain it here!

First, make sure that you have a CVS loyalty card.  This will be used EVERY time you shop.  Not only do you have to use it to get sale prices and Extra Care Bucks (ECBs), but you will also earn 2% back on every purchase you make. Be sure that you give your phone number (this is how they find you if you forget your card), and your email address (you'll get great coupons in your email!).

What are Extra Care Bucks (ECBs)?  Basically, ECBs are CVS money.  You earn ECBs by buying an item that advertises ECBs back, quarterly as your 2% reward, or for buying prescriptions.  They print out at the bottom of your receipt.  Cut them off and save them like they are cash.  The next purchase you make at CVS, use them like money!

You can maximize your savings by "rolling" ECBs.  Instead of shelling out a ton of money and then getting a whole bunch of ECBs back, you can split your transactions and pay for each one with ECBs from the previous transaction.  Let's look at some examples from this week:

    Transaction 1:
       (1) Complete Contact Solution, 12 oz, $7.99 (Earn $7.99 ECB)
           Total: $7.99 plus tax
           ECBs earned: $7.99

    Transaction 2:
       (1) Balance Bar $1.69 (earn $1.69 ECB)
       (1) Bic Soliel Razor $6.99 (earn $3 ECB)
              Manufacturer Coupon -$3 off Bic Soleil Disposable or System, Razor, SS 7/10
       (2) Coca-Cola Products, 2 Liters, 99¢
       (1) Caliber One Subject Notebook 33¢

           Total after coupons: $7.99 plus tax
            Use: $7.99 ECB
            Total after ECB: ONLY PAY TAX!
            ECBs earned: $4.69

This isn't a great week at CVS, but you still got contact solution, a balance bar, a razor, 2 liters of coke, and a start on school supplies for less than $9, and you still have $4.69 in ECBs to use next week.  If you had started out with ECBs, your out of pocket (OOP) would have been even less!

A few tips:
-If you have a $/$$ coupon (like $5 off $25), always hand that over first so that your total is before coupons.
-Always make a list and have a current ad handy so you know exactly what is on sale.  Sometimes the sale item is very specific so you want to make sure you get the right product.
-Having a calculator is helpful when you are trying to figure out transactions.
-You must spend as much as you have ECB for, so filler items come in handy.  In transaction #2, I used the  33¢ notebook as a filler as I was 33¢ short of the $7.99 ECB I had.

Find the latest ad at Southern Savers!

Happy Shopping!

Free Lettuce Wraps at PF Chang's

Through the end of July, "like" PF Chang's on facebook and get FREE lettuce wraps.  All you have to do is purchase any other food or drink, so this could make for a really inexpensive lunch!


Tips for a "Staycation"

Yesterday my mom and I took a trip to the Atlanta History Center.  As southerners with a long history in both Atlanta and Charleston (where Rhett is from), we love anything to do with Gone With the Wind.  The history center has a temporary exhibit with original papers from Margaret Mitchell's manuscript.  On the way, my mom instructed me to look in her coupon folder and pull out a tourist guide.  At first, I thought she was nuts for carrying around this visitor guide, but when I opened it up and found $5 off coupons for our admission, I realized she is a genious!  This prompted me to write a post about planning a successful "staycation" on a budget.

-Pick up Visitor Guides.  These guides have valuable coupons to museums and attractions all over the city.  Usually these coupons are good for everyone in your group.  You might even discover an attraction you didn't even know about!

-Purchase Groupons (or other discount coupons) in advance.  Today's Groupon is for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, somewhere I've always wanted to go but haven't ever had the time.  You can also buy discount coupons to new restaurants, spas, painting classes, rafting trips and other great activities you might not do on a regular basis.

-Look for coupons at the checkout counter at local stores.  Recently, I found Buy One Get One Free coupons for LanierWorld (formerly Lake Lanier Islands Waterpark) at Chick-fil-A!  I have also seen coupons for Stone Mountain and other attractions at grocery stores and other fast food restaurants.

-Visit a State Park.  A lot of times these are free or just a small fee for a car to get into.  Our favorite site is Amicalola Falls in North Georgia.  It costs $3 to get in, but we can spend a whole day there.  We pack a picnic lunch, climb the waterfall, play frisbee on the grassy area, and just relax.

-Research free activities.  If you look, there are lots of free things to do in the city.  Some of Atlanta's offerings include a free show at the Puppetry Arts Center on Wednesdays, Family Fun Days on the fourth Saturday of every month at Centennial Park, and Kids Workshops at Home Depot.

Other tips for a successful "staycation" include scheduling start and end dates, putting chores on hold, and taking lots of pictures, just like you would on a regular vacation!

Have fun!