Delly’s Deals Weekly Radio Show Notes

Mar
31
Thank you to our show sponsors, I Am Salon and Day Spa, and Memories of a Child. Please support these local businesses as they help make the Delly’s Deals Radio Show possible! Also, check out the March specials from I Am Salon and Day Spa. Memories of a Child has TONS of great warm weather clothes right now, so if you need spring and summer wear for your kids, as well as water gear, be sure to drop by. You get an extra 10% off if you mention my name (Delly)!
Today on the Delly’s Deals Radio show our main topic was “Is Couponing Unhealthy?” Callers shared their opinions on the matter and the general consensus was that each person has the power to make the right choices and not buy items that are unhealthy even if they are on sale or a great deal. I find many great deals on healthy items, too, so the coupons and deals are out there! For example, milk, all natural eggs, nuts, and tofu are some of the items I have gotten for next to nothing with my coupons.
 One caller shared how he likes to donate things that he gets at a great price, even if it’s not an item that he personally likes.
Also, keep in mind that even if you choose not to coupon for food, there are still many non-food items that you could get at great prices, such as personal care items, cleaning products, toilet paper, paper towels, makeup, etc!
Below are some not-to-miss deals for this week:
FREE Batteries at Staples when you use your Rewards card (pay $12.99 and get the full amount back within a month as Staples Rewards)
Gain Laundry Detergent for as little as $1.77 at Harris Teeter Saturday only. Click here for details.
Cheez-its for $.57 per box at Harris Teeter when you use this coupon and if they are on your EVIC specials list

$.99 per pound green seedless Grapes at Food Lion through Tuesday night
$.99 per container blackberries at Harris Teeter through Tuesday night 

Cascade Action Pack Dish Tabs 16-20 count for $2.49 at Lowes Foods through Sunday night and use your coupon

FREE 5 ct Allegra at CVS starting tomorrow (Sunday) when you use the $7 off 1 coupon from Sunday’s paper tomorrow

Click here for the $1 or less deals list from Southern Savers (Harris Teeter only)
Smart Balance Milk for $.49 per half gallon from Harris Teeter through Tuesday night after the $1.50 off coupon.

What deals are you out for?


Thank you to I Am Salon and Day Spa for giving away a $50 gift card today. Tracy Smith was our winner!

Delly’s Deals Weekly Radio Show Notes

Mar
24
Thank you to our show sponsors, I Am Salon and Day Spa, and Memories of a Child. Please support these local businesses as they help make the Delly’s Deals Radio Show possible! Also, check out the March specials from I Am Salon and Day Spa. Memories of a Child has TONS of great warm weather clothes right now, so if you need spring and summer wear for your kids, as well as water gear, be sure to drop by. You get an extra 10% off if you mention my name (Delly)!


I spent the first segment going over triple coupons rules (triple 20 coupons per day, only coupons less than $1 will triple). I shared on the air some of the amazing deals that my readers have been getting this week. Hop on over to my Delly’s Deals Facebook page to not only see their deals but to also share your deal. I will draw for a Deluxe Coupon Binder Kit on Monday from all who have shared a deal. Remember that you can go to www.southernsavers.com to see three different lists of many of the deals that are available this week during Triple Coupons Week.

Today we also had a special guest on the Delly’s Deals Radio Show- New Hanover County Extension Service Director and gardening expert, Al Hight. He answered my and callers questions about summer vegetable gardening. 


For those who are beginners to growing crops, some of the easier options are cucumbers, peppers, beans. I can certainly attest to the peppers as I had no difficulties growing them- they literally took off for me and had no problems all summer and they continued to produce into the fall. I also put them in my front flower bed where they were beautiful ornamental plants and added spectacular color.


Some of the more difficult choices would be tomatoes (interestingly, many people choose tomatoes as a starter plant when in actuality they are one of the more problematic crops to grow). One tip for tomatoes is to add calcium sulfate (found in bags at your local home garden store) when the tomatoes start flowering. This can help prevent the blossom end rot which is the grayish/brown circles under the bottom of the tomato.


Corn may be fun to grow (which I did), however from a frugal and spacial standpoint it may not be the best choice since one stalk may produce only one to two ears. Corn must also be planted in several rows at least in order to cross-pollinate. I do plan to plant corn this year in a bigger space in my backyard, as I loved the convenience of picking it when I was ready as well as the fresh and sweet taste. Here is a great article on planting corn in the backyard.


Pumpkins grow in this area too (a reader on my FB page wanted to know this). Plant your seeds in July to have pumpkins in time for October! Be sure to give yourself lots of space, as pumpkins vine all over the place and can quickly take over an area.

Something interesting that I learned was about fertilizer and adding organic matter to the soil. This is good for the garden and a product that I loved last year was “Black Cow,” which I bought at Lowes (can also be found at Home Depot). It is composted cow manure but it comes in a nice bag and doesn’t smell nor look nor feel like cow manure! It looks like beautiful soil and it seemed that anything that this stuff touched grew amazingly well. I bought five bags for about $5 each and simply mixed it into my soil. You can even plant young tomato seedling plants directly into the bag and they will grow right out of the bag!


One thing Al told me was that I overpaid by buying the name brand of Black Cow (I will search for coupons :)). He said off brand could be purchased for half the cost of what I paid and can be found at most home garden centers. I will certainly be looking for the off-brand if I can’t find coupons for the Black Cow.

Finally, Al mentioned the fall garden, too, so I may have him back on late summer/early fall. He mentioned that lettuce is super easy and can be an enormous value to grow versus buy. For example, he paid $3 for lettuce seeds and probably ate $300 worth of lettuce this fall/winter. I’m definitely curious to learn more about fall gardening!


In conclusion, Al said that it’s feasible for a family of say, five people, to do a garden for less than $100. In some ways, it depends on your infrastructure. If you are starting from scratch, say converting grass to a garden, there may be some initial expense such as renting a rototiller, but subsequent years should definitely be a lot simpler. I will say this- I did a patio garden in a former flowerbed last summer. The area was probably 3 feet by 8 feet and I was super impressed with my results. My crops did extremely well considering that I put very little money into them (never tilled, never really fertilized, minimal pesticides). This year I will spend a little more as I intend to have a bigger garden. 


If the task seems daunting to you, try a container garden in pots and maybe only try one or two crops. You don’t have to plant everything! Give it a shot and you may be super impressed with the results. 

For more information on local gardening (here in Southeastern NC, go here to access the New Hanover County Extension Service). They can be reached by phone at 798-7660 and you can speak to a master gardener who can help answer your questions. Also, Youtube was a wonderful resource to me last year as well. 

Best of luck to you with your summer garden and I will periodically update you on mine!

Delly’s Deals Weekly Radio Show Notes

Mar
17
Thank you to our show sponsors, I Am Salon and Day Spa, and Memories of a Child. Please support these local businesses as they help make the Delly’s Deals Radio Show possible! Also, check out the March specials from I Am Salon and Day Spa. Memories of a Child has TONS of great warm weather clothes right now, so if you need spring and summer wear for your kids, as well as water gear, be sure to drop by. You get an extra 10% off if you mention my name (Delly)!
Today on the Delly’s Deals Radio Show our main topics were Triple Coupons Week and Budgeting.
I suggested that everyone start with a budget. That way, you know whether you are accomplishing your monthly goals regarding spending. If you are a beginner couponer, your budget can be a little higher and you can work to lower it.
One suggestion is $100 per person in your family per month. So if there are 2 people in your family, your budget would be $200 per month for groceries. I have a separate eating out budget. 
You could make it your goal to lower it to $75 or even $50 per person per month, which will be easier as you build a stockpile of deals.
Other topics:
Triple Coupons Coming up Next Week on Wednesday at Harris Teeter! Click here for Jenny’s first list of all the great deals and start pulling those coupons. I place mine in an envelope labeled “Triple Coupons.”
 I shared some of my favorite drug store deals of the week. I got the Zyrtec and Coke from CVS, and Schick Razors and Rite Guard Bodywash from Walgreens. See my previous posts for explanations.

If you are interested in hosting a couponing workshop for your church or group, give me a call! You may be able to earn a couponing binder as well as money for your group!

If you’d like to see all the deals for Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Lowes Foods, CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid, go to www.southernsavers.com for a list of deals and coupon matchups!