The Atlanta Journal-Constitution helps find metro Atlanta deals and bargains to save you money

Coupon Mom: Grocery staples, Publix promo, protein bars

5:38 am Feb. 6, 2015

Get grocery staples

Pudding, beans, soup, vegetables: Kroger has Snack Pack pudding or gelatin (four- count cups) on sale for $1 each, or 88 cents each when you buy eight. Buy eight and use four of the $1-off-two coupons from the Jan. 11 SmartSource to pay 63 cents each. Rosarita Refried Beans (16 ounce) are on sale for $1 each. Use the 55-cents-off-two coupon from the Jan. 18 SmartSource to pay

Coupon Mom: Deals on beauty, personal care and pizza

7:19 am Jan. 30, 2015

Deals on beauty and personal care

Shampoo, conditioner: CVS has VO5 shampoo or conditioner (12.5 ounce) on sale for 75 cents each. Use the 50-cents-off-two coupon from the Jan. 25 SmartSource to pay 50 cents each at the register. Be sure that you are enrolled in the CVS Beauty Club to automatically get a 10 percent rebate on beauty items such as shampoo, giving you a $5 Extrabucks reward for

Coupon Mom: Kroger promotion, oral care, cereal and sweets

6:07 am Jan. 23, 2015

$3 off with 6 promotion at Kroger

Promotion: Kroger has a promotion that gives you $3 off at the register when you buy six participating items. Final prices listed here are after promotion savings. Items include Hormel Pepperoni (5-6 ounce) on sale for $2.99. Use the $1-off-two coupon from the Jan. 4 SmartSource to pay $1.99 each. Selected Kellogg’s cereals are on sale for $2.49 each. Use the $1-off-three coupon from

Coupon Mom: Save on foods for health/weight loss

6:32 am Jan. 16, 2015

This is the best time of the year for grocery coupons! You will find twice as many grocery coupons in the AJC circulars in January as compared to the summer vacation months. Take advantage of more coupons to get your 2015 savings off to a great start.

Both food manufacturers and grocery stores know that many shoppers want to get healthier and save money at the beginning of the year, so

Coupon Mom: Tips for strategic shopping at drugstores

5:32 am Jan. 9, 2015

The best way to save money is to become an expert at your stores’ savings policies. This month I will cover the basic savings strategies you can use at major retailers in Atlanta that will help you make a serious dent in your household spending this year.
I call it “Strategic Shopping” defined as “changing the way you buy the products that you like, not compromising on what you like to

Coupon Mom: Kroger Promo, baking ingredients, meat and staples

6:03 am Dec. 26, 2014

Kroger Promotion

Promotion: Kroger has a promotion that gives you $1 off per item when you buy five participating items, mix and match. Jimmy Dean Delights breakfast sandwiches are on sale for $5.49. Use the 55-cent coupon from the Dec. 7 RedPlum to bring the cost down to $4.94, and pay $3.94 after the $1 promotion savings if you get five qualifying items. Kellogg’s selected cereals (17-24.8 ounce) are on sale

Coupon Mom: Free soda at Kroger, coupon gift basket, Family Dollar promo

6:00 am Dec. 19, 2014

Free Soda

Free Friday Download: Go to on Friday to download a digital coupon on your Kroger card to get a free Sierra Mist 2-liter soft drink. You must download the coupon on Friday but you have until Jan. 4 to redeem the coupon in stores.

Coupon Gift Basket

With one more week until Christmas, consider using coupon bargains to make creative and useful gift baskets for friends and family members.

Coupon Mom: Save on sweets and personal care

9:47 am Dec. 12, 2014

Save on sweets and more

Candy canes, water: Kmart has Smart Sense candy canes (12 count) on sale for $1 each. Smart Sense bottled water (35 pack) is on sale for $3.99 each, or about 10 cents per bottle.

M&Ms: Kroger has M&Ms holiday candy bags (9.9 to 12.6 ounce) on sale for $2 each. Use the $1-off-two coupon from the Dec. 7 RedPlum to pay $1.50 per bag.

M&Ms: Walgreens has M&Ms

Coupon Mom: Lots of deals at CVS and Kroger

1:00 pm Nov. 28, 2014

Cosmetics, Cheerios, candy and more

Nail polish, Cheerios, lipstick, candy, soup: CVS is featuring many items that have Extrabucks rewards to bring the price way down, allowing you to stock up at rock-bottom prices. Wet n Wild nail color sets (nine count) are $3.88 each. Use the $1 coupon from the Nov. 16 SmartSource to pay $2.88 at the register. You will get a $3 Extrabucks reward, so your net cost