Friday, September 30, 2011

Coupon Classes

Despite the lack of posting here on HOC, Saving Cents with Coupons Workshops still continue! 
You can still also order binders (email me for details).

Here is the most up to date schedule:

Admission is $10 a person. Fee covers printing costs and a portion of proceeds benefit local ministries. RSVP is required. Class size is limited. Location: Hancock Bank Downtown Biloxi.

Thursday, October 6th 6:30 pm
Thursday, October 27th 6:30 pm
Saturday, November 5th 10 am

Go here to sign up.

Private classes are also taught. Email me for details:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Lack of Posting

I love coupons! I love this blog and I've become friends with so many of you that follow HOC, that's why it pains me to type this out right now.

Things have been going on in my life presently, spiritually, that have lead me to a decision that hurts, but at the same time I feel is the right thing to do. I am feeling the need to cut some things out of my life in order to put my focus fully on God and my family. At the top of this list is HOC. Keeping up the blog, Facebook and Twitter has become to much for me. Add on top of that the close to 20 couponing classes I'm teaching each month, homeschooling my kids, leading our homeschool group AND our community group at church plus every day Mom/Wife duties and I'm exhausted! Something has to give! 

My husband, Eric, and I are about to embark on some mission trips and feel I need to dedicate my time to studying God's word more closely in preparation for the road ahead. This decision has been weighing heavily on my mind and heart, because I hate to let anyone down by not following through. I hope that ya'll will understand my decision and pray for my family as God leads us into unknown territory. 

Couponing classes and the current giveaway will continue as scheduled. If you would like to schedule a class you can reach me at thehouseofcollums at gmail dot com. 

You can check out the Blog Roll tab at the top to see my favorite blogs for couponing and all things frugal. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Coupons,Ad Match ups and a Giveaway- all rolled into one!

The house is quiet for right this minute so I thought I would try to type up a few things really quickly while I have a spare minute! Thanks to all of you who have left kind comments and sent emails. Everyone here at House of Collums is doing great we are just REALLY busy for the next few weeks and it's interfering with my blog time! So PLEASE stick around, I haven't abandoned you, just other things in life come before this blog.

So here's what is happening this week:


Up for grabs this week through Sept. 15th- A HUGE basket full of all kinds of Avon products! Valued at $25. 

Here is what you will get- 

Basket will have Therapeutic Cracked Heel Relief Cream, Antibacterial Mini Hand Gel, Avon 

Care Lip Balm, Silicone Glove Protective Hand Cream, there choice of Spritz and Go Perfume, 

Skin Softener, and Body Powder. Lip Gloss and Nail Polish.

Here's how to enter:

1.  Leave a comment saying that you are a follower of House of Collums through Google  
     Friend Connect (look to the right -----> )

2. Check out Jessica's website and leave a comment about an Avon Product you love or 
    would like to try.

3. Earn a DOUBLE entry by becoming a follower of Jessica's Blog- Mom Interrupted. Recipes, 
    ramblings and more!

You can also head over here to check out Jessica's Avon website. Order from Jessica and she 

will include a

Winner will be announced on Friday, Sept. 16th. Prize will be mailed be giveaway sponsor to your address.

$1/1 Biore Skincare-Facebook
$.50/1 Boogie Wipes-Facebook
$1/2 Skippy Peanut Butter- at the bottom of the page
$1/1 Got 2 Be Fat-tastic hair product-Facebook

FREE Cheese Quesadilla @ Denny's
FREE Call from a Disney Princess Character
Playtex Sport Sample
Homeless By God's Design by James and Janie O'Keefe- ebook
Splenda Essentials sample- Facebook

Ad Match Ups
Rouses-Thanks Mommy's Money Saving Madness!
Winn Dixie- Thanks Winn Dixie on a Dime!
Publix-Thanks I Heart Publix!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Another Week of Deals: Drug Stores, Target and Kroger

Going to make this short and sweet today with the weather acting up I don't want our computer to get zapped! So click on the name of the store to see the full ad match up! 

Rite Aid

Friday, September 2, 2011

NEW Open Coupon Class Dates-reserve your seat now! Space is limited!

I'm excited to announce some new dates for Coupon Workshops! Space is limited these classes so reserve your spot today!

Friday, Sept. 9th 6:30 pm
Thursday, Oct. 6th 6:30 pm
Thursday, Oct. 27th 6:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 5th. 10 am

Hancock Bank, Downtown Biloxi

$10 per person (cash or check at the door)

Each person receives a booklet to keep as a reference guide. Door prizes!

Coupons and Coffee

Mornin! I got out in this yucky weather and drove the hubby to work so I could have the car today, only to realize half way there that as nasty as the weather is suppose to be ALL weekend, there is no way I'm going out to do anything with three kids in tow! Oh well, got a Tato Nut and a coffee out of the trip so that's worth it! :)

Tonight's coupon class at the Vancleave Library is CANCELLED due to weather.

I am seriously looking for some qualified help here on HOC. I needed an assistant blogger. Pay is $0, because I don't make anything to pay you! But, if you want to blog but don't have time for all the upkeep, like to find deals or just want to get involved let me know. I'm looking for 2 maybe three people to take over specific topics and be responsible for posting them each week. If you are interested let me know by sending an email to thehouseofcollums at gmail dot com

Here is today's round up. I'm just not seeing a lot of new stuff outside of the regular coupon sites.

$.75/2 Chiquita Bites-Facebook
$1/1 Trix cereal

50 Free 4x6 photos from Winkflash-pay $.99 shipping use code 50FREE at checkout
Shout Wipes Sample
Prilosec sample
Gather Together P&G booklet
Head and Shoulders Sample
Dove Go Fresh Sample + coupon!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Christmas on a Budget

It's NEVER to early to start thinking about Christmas presents, especially if you are on a budget! Be on the look out for a post each week from now until Christmas with a Christmas on a Budget Gift Idea!

I saw this idea on Pinterest (click here and you can follow me) and knew it would make a perfect Christmas gift for the budget minded. DIY Coasters that you can make to match each persons decor or personality!

4x4 tiles (about $.16 cents each)
Scrapbook paper of your choice cut to 4x4 squares
Mod Podge 
Clear Spray Paint
Felt pads

Attach paper to the top of tiles with mod podge. Allow to dry. Spray with Clear spray paint; dry again and then attach felt pads to the bottom.

Stack up 4 and tie with a pretty ribbon to make a great gift at Christmas or any time of the year!

Coupons and Coffee

Mornin! We are still recovering from the two pulled teeth yesterday. She asked for ice cream this morning for breakfast :) My thoughts reverted to Bill Cosby and "dad is great he brings us chocolate cake" justifying feeding  the kids chocolate cake because it has milk, eggs and flour in it. Needless to say, she had waffles instead. Don't think that was any better than ice cream!

Pinecone Research is looking for participants between 18-24 years old! Get paid $3 a survey! And you will only get surveys you qualify for!

Not a lot to report on this morning, since it's the beginning of the month all the new coupons are on the coupon sites., and

Another Week of Deals: Grocery Stores

A day late, sorry! Just can't seem to stay on task this week. As always I post the best deals I see, but make sure to check out the full match up by clicking on the name*. 
*Except Rouses...because no one that I have found does a full match up!

Publix- Thanks I Heart Publix!
Lloyd’s Meats in Original BBQ Sauce BOGO $5.49
-$1/1 Lloyd’s Barbecue Product Printable

Kellogg’s Eggos  BOGO $2.79
-Eligible for Kellogg’s MIR-$2 off Milk, any gallon WYB two (2) Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Products Happy New School Year Booklet 

Bic Multi-Purpose Lighter 1 ct or 5 ct Lighter, BOGO $3.49
-$1/1 Bic Multi-Purpose Lighter or Multi-Position Lighter, any (DND5) – 08-28-11 SS Insert (exp 10/31/2011)

Lawry’s 30 Minute Marinade 12 oz, BOGO $3.15
-$1 off Meat or poulty when you buy any two (2) Lawry’s Marinades hangtag (exp 12/31/2011)
-$1/1 Lawry’s Marinade, any (DND) hangtag (exp 12/31/2011)

Kraft Dressing 14 to 16 oz, BOGO $3.39
-$1/2 Kraft Dressing, any 14oz or larger WYB this Kraft Barbecue Sauce 18 oz – found on Kraft Barbecue Sauce peelie (exp 1/31/2012)
-$1/2 Kraft Dressings 8/28/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/25/2011)
-B2G1 Kraft Salad Dressings TARGET coupon (exp 9/10/2011)

Kraft Barbecue Sauce 16.25 to 18 oz, BOGO $1.33                                                                    Newman’s Own Pasta Suace 15 to 24 oz, BOGO $2.69

-$1/2 Newman’s Own Products (IE) Rolling  Printable (FF)

Winn Dixie- Thanks Winn Dixie on a Dime
Kraft Cheese Shredded or Crumbles or Chunk BOGO $4.19
-$1/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese With A Touch Of Philadelphia– Facebook Coupon 
(no longer available)

Duncan Hines Brownie Mix, Double Fudge or Walnut BOGO $2.99
-B2G1 Duncan Hines Premium Cake Mix or Brownie Mix Free WYB Duncan Hines Products  6/5 SS
Lawry’s Marinade, 12 oz, or Moore’s Marinade or Wing Sauce, 16 oz, BOGO $3.29
-$1 meat wyb 2 Lawry’s Marinade hangtag 
-$1/1 Lawry’s Marinade hangtag 

Isabel's Way Organic Cereal BOGO $2.99
Kellogg's Fruit Snacks $1.99
-$1.50 on bread wyb 2 Kellogg's Fruit Snacks
Wonder Bread Hot Dog or Hambuger Buns $2.39
Oscar Mayer Selects Hot Dogs $5.49 BOGO
Kraft BBQ Sauce $.99
Country Time and Kool Aid cannisters BOGO $4.49
-$2/1 wyb 2 Kraft BBQ sauces peelie
Deal Scenario:
6- Duncan Hines Cake Mix $2.99 BOGO
2- Lawry's Marinade $3.29 BOGO 
2- Kelloggs Fruit Snacks $1.99
2-Wonder Bread (hot dog and hamburger) $2.39 BOGO
2-OM Hot Dogs $5.49 BOGO
1- 4 pack hamburger patties $2.99
4- Kraft BBQ Sauce $.99
2- Country Time Lemonade $4.49 BOGO
2-Isabel's Way Cereal $2.99 BOGO
-(2)B2G1 Duncan Hines Premium Cake Mix or Brownie Mix Free WYB Duncan Hines Products  6/5 SS

-$1 meat wyb 2 Lawry’s Marinade hangtag 
-(2)$1/1 Lawry’s Marinade hangtag 

-(2)$2/1 wyb 2 Kraft BBQ sauces peelie
OOP: $25.57
What you end up with:  breakfast, dinners, snack and dessert with drinks for at least two days PLUS the makings for other future meals

Rouses-full ad

Velveeta 32 oz. $4.99
Del Monte Ketchup $.88
Kraft BBQ Sauce $.57

-$2/1 Country Time or Kool Aid wyb 2 Kraft BBQ sauces peelie
Country Time/Kool Aid cannisters 2/$5
Deal Scenario:
4- Kraft BBQ sauce $.57
2-Country Time or Kool Aid cannisters 2/$5
-(2) $2/1 Country Time/ Kool Aid peelies
OOP: $3.28 for all 6 items!