Local Business of the Week: Denman Welding & Construction

Denman Welding & Construction is a locally owned business by James Denman who is the owner and fabricator. He works with clients from Northern Texas and Southern Oklahoma.

You can check out his amazing work on Facebook HERE.

He can create sturdy fences.
Whatever you need, he can create it.
James has over 15 years of experience.

You can reach James Denman at (903)421-3714 or email him at jamesdenman88@yahoo.com for questions and quotes.

Local Business of the Week! Thirty One Gifts by Shel Pruitt

This week’s Local Business of the Week is Thirty One Gifts! The rep for this company is Shel Pruitt. She has been my go to person when I need personalized bags. In fact, this is where I got my coupon bag from! After couponing over 20 years, this is my third couponing bag from Thirty One! They last a long time and made of good quality.

Shel Pruitt, rep for Thirty One Gifts.
thirtyshelone@gmail.com (254) 350-0108

You can follow Shel’s updates on sales and newest arrivals of Thirty One products on Facebook HERE. Follow her on Instagram HERE.

Here’s the current catalog for you to check out HERE.

This is the front of my coupon bag.
This is the back of my coupon bag. I use these pockets to hold my scissors, calculator and my reusable bags (get $.05 back for each bag used at Target and PX.)

If you want to get FREE GIFTS and discounted items, let Shel give you a party. All you do is invite your friends and family and let Shel entertain them with contests and cool tips! THAT IS ALL! Contact Shel for more information: Shel Pruitt, thirtyshelone@gmail.com (254) 350-0108

Shipping Information: We have flat rate shipping! Orders $100 or more before taxes is only $5 to ship! Orders $99 and under only $8. Customer Special: Every $50 you spend you can get 1 regular priced item 50% Off.

Local Business of the Week: Blue Bonnet Bling Boutique

Check out this beautiful boutique, which has brick and mortar locations in McGregor and Waco! If you are unable to shop in one of these stores, you can shop online HERE! The boutique is offering a 15% discount for the Savealotmom followers! You can use online code MOM15 or click HERE to start shopping and the discount will be automatically put in your order!

You can see the latest arrivals on Facebook and on Instagram! Don’t forget to “LIKE” them and receive notifications for the hottest and current styles.

Valentine’s Day collection:

The weather is getting warmer! Pair this with a cute cardigan for the cooler temps. To see this top online, go HERE.


This pink Off the Shoulder top is a color for everyone! To see this top online, go HERE.


Simple but makes a statement! To see this dress online, go HERE.

Beautiful for a wedding or big date! To see this dress online, go HERE.

For directions to the McGregor store, go HERE. Directions to the Waco store, go HERE. For updated hours, go to their Facebook HERE.

Local Business of the Week! Tupperware by Karen

Savealotmom is focusing on helping local businesses during the pandemic. If you are interested in increasing your client base, making more money and showcasing your favorite products to over 11,000 people living across the U.S., send me a message for more information at Savealotmom@yahoo.com.

There are various colorful sets on sale. Here is the February brochure . To order, go HERE

The freezer set is AWESOME! Click HERE to see all the sizes and shapes available.

If you need space for your cupboards, you will LOVE these Flat-out Sets! Click HERE to view sets.

If you are looking for particular items or want to know what’s on sale, you can check out the catalog HERE. You can find her contact information for questions HERE.

Want FREE Tupperware and special discounts? Host a party! Believe it or not, it doesn’t sound bad as you think! From experience, the consultants do all the leg work. All you do is invite your friends through a special link on Facebook. They have giveaways, discounts and engage with everyone to know your friends and family in this unique group. The party is generally for 1-2 days.

Shipping info: Shipping charge is $3 ($5.70 for Alaska, Guam, Hawaii and Puerto Rico) OR 10% of your product total (whichever is higher), plus a $5 direct-ship fee.

Start 2021’s Savings (and Budgeting) on a Great Start!

If you want to start learning to coupon and having a nice chunk of change towards the end of 2021, then you gotta read this! This article will save you LOTS of TIME and MONEY!

Below is a plan of action to help you get started now. Some of it will blow your mind to how easy it is. The hardest part is staying on track but the rewards is much greater at the end! Are you ready??

#1 Coupons from the newspapers: You can find newspapers at your local gas stations, convenient stores, Walmart, Walgreens and CVS.  It’s best to get up super early, especially when the newspaper street vendors are out right around sunrise Sunday mornings. Contact your local newspaper company to find out where there vendors are located.  Please tip your vendors, especially if they save the discounted papers for you. For my local savers, the Killeen Daily Herald carries RetailMeNot (RMN) and the monthly P&Gs. Austin and Dallas newspapers carry all three: Smartsource (SS), RMN and the P&Gs. For those that live in other cities and states, contact your local newspaper companies on what inserts they carry.                                                                                                                             For the Killeen and surrounding areas, there are local publications that are FREE to the general public which carry the RMN and the P&Gs and will be available based on the coupon insert schedule. These coupon inserts come out before Sunday so you can use them before the actual issued date: Fort Hood Herald newspapers come out every Wednesday, Cove & Heights Herald and Harker Heights Evening Star comes out on Fridays. These will be inside newspaper stands at gas stations, grocery stores, libraries and some food establishments. You can call the Killeen Daily Herald to find locations nearest you at (254) 501-7499.  These inserts vary each week so it’s important to follow the 2021 insert schedule HERE.

#2  Create a budget! Before you start going crazy on couponing, it’s important to create a game plan on how much money you want to spend and save each week or month. In the past, I was the type to fly out the door when I found a great deal but after all the time, gas and money I was spending, I realized that I was saving money on items but I wasn’t saving money to keep in my account. Think of budgeting as a diet. The journey and the outcome is the best part because you will see results here and there but sticking to it is tough! Be realistic yet achievable! To start, take 10% of your net income (look at your last 3 months to find a ball park amount) as your monthly budget and see how much you can buy with it. The key is to buy what you truly need and not deviate from it. For me, I opened a debit card strictly for couponing and I can transfer money to the account. I use the Cash App. Cash App is an account that sends you a debit card. You can use the debit card to make online & instore purchases and also pay other Cash App users. There’s also a “boost” button, which offers discounts on your applicable purchases. Downloading the app and opening an account is free and super easy to set up. Go HERE to earn $5 for setting up the app. Let’s say I put in $100 for the month of January in my app. At the end of the month, I have $30 left. I’ll transfer it to my husband’s Cash App, which he doesn’t touch and that will be our emergency funds. On February 1st, I’ll add $100 and start the month with that. After that month ends, whatever I have left will be transferred into the other Cash App. This system is to help you get started while you use other forms of payments to buy food/necessities but you can put any amount in and use this strictly for groceries or for personal care or household items….however you want to start. The key point is to have some savings left!

#3 Coupon Organization: DO.NOT.CLIP.YOUR.COUPONS! Did you know you only use an average of 30% of the coupons from inserts?? So, why would you spend hours clipping coupons, organizing them and putting them in binders? KEEP WHOLE INSERTS! Use folders with side pockets, attach to a three ring binder, and date them by issuance date on a removable label. If you are looking for a particular coupon, use the Coupon Tom Database to find out when that coupon came out, go to the folder with that date, pull out inserts and look for the coupon and cut out as needed. BOOM! Just saved you a couple of hours.

#4 Where to begin: Pick a store that you want to shop at. Visit their website and review the coupon policy and any rewards program they may have. Download the app and get acquainted with it. Most retail apps have digital coupons that you can clip and redeem at check out. Join Facebook groups that share deals from that company. For example. if you want to start saving money at Walgreen’s, go under the spyglass on Facebook and type in “Walgreen’s Couponing” and there will be several pages of that store relating to deals you can mimic. A lot of couponers post breakdowns to help. Also, go to YouTube for videos. A word of caution: avoid FB groups that have the word “glitter”, “sparkle” or “unicorn” as their name of the group or in the description. These groups promote coupon fraud and there’s a lot of liability in this method so please don’t do it. It’s not worth it! It’s best to follow the fine print of the coupons and the stores’ coupon policies and ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS! If you don’t think people get arrested for using the wrong coupons on products (called glittering and balancing) and using counterfeit coupons, go HERE to check out the latest arrests of couponers that try to cheat the system. There’s also an organization called Coupon Information Center that works with retail stores and law enforcement to catch shady couponers. You can review the list of counterfeit coupons HERE, check out latest details of investigations HERE and a review couponing etiquettes HERE. Cashiers have been known to lose their jobs and the coupon policies have become much stricter to alleviate loss of money from coupon abuse. Stores do not receive reimbursements from coupons that are used on the wrong items.

#5 Save money without actually shopping in stores! While I stay home a lot during the pandemic, I save lots of money utilizing stores’ online services such as Walmart Grocery Pickup, Dollar General pickup and Walgreen’s curbside pickup. A lot of stores are going digital these days and paper coupon inserts are getting thinner and thinner so it’s important to learn to navigate the apps of your favorite stores. With Walmart, I save money using Ibotta and Coupons.com app to get cash back. At Walgreen’s and Dollar General, I am able to use the store and manufacturer’s digital coupons. I really love Walgreen’s because I can use store and manufacturer digital coupons and an online discount code to save more money through their app and pick them up when I get notification that it is ready to pick up. Even though the manufacturer coupons are one time use, sometimes there are duplicate coupons with different expiration dates and the store coupons (digital or paper form) can be reused all month long! To SAVE MORE MONEY, use Rakuten to get paid for your online purchases! New members get a cash bonus when they sign up and spend $20 online. This includes online orders for curbside pickup! Even though the % of the total purchase may be low, the money you get accumulates every 6 months and you get paid. Rakuten often has random offers with a high % so it does help!

#6 Utilize Digital Apps that PAY you cash back. Think rebates…instead of filling out a form, cutting out the barcode, mailing it in and waiting 6 weeks for a check – you’ll get paid via Paypal within 24 hours. Click HERE to see the list of free apps that give you cash back on items you normally buy.

#7 Stockpile Growing? Rotate your pile. When you start stocking up, date your items so you can rotate by date, using the older items first. I generally do this with personal care items such as shampoo/conditioners, body wash, laundry detergent; pretty much anything liquid or gel. This is very important to do if you keep your stockpile in the garage and bathrooms, where temperatures fluctuate often. I put month/year near the barcode of the items and do this right after a couponing trip.

I hope these steps become beneficial for you and your family. Use these steps to create your own methods that will work for you. If you have any questions, you can send me a message at Savealotmom@yahoo.com or send me a message through Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Savealotmom. Happy Savings, y’all!

2021 Coupon Insert Schedule

Check your local newspaper to find out what inserts they carry. There are three major inserts: Smartsource (SS), RetailMeNot (RMN) and the monthly P&Gs. These inserts are subject change and are regional. The Killeen Daily Herald newspaper carries the RMN and the monthly P&Gs. Austin, Dallas and San Antonio papers carry all three. If you live in another city or state, contact your local newspaper company to find out what inserts they carry.

For the Killeen and surrounding areas, there are local publications that are FREE to the general public which carry the RMN and the P&Gs and will be available based on the coupon insert schedule. These coupon inserts come out before Sunday so you can use them before the actual issued date: Fort Hood Herald newspapers come out every Wednesday, Cove & Heights Herald and Harker Heights Evening Star comes out on Fridays. These will be inside newspaper stands at gas stations, grocery stores, libraries and some food establishments. You can call the Killeen Daily Herald to find locations nearest you at (254) 501-7499.

January  

  • 3rd    RetailMeNot (2), SmartSource (2)
  • 10th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 17th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 24th  RetailMeNot (2) , SmartSource
  • 31st  RetailMeNot (2), SmartSource, P&G

February     

  • 7th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 14th  RetailMeNot
  • 21st  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 28th  RetailMeNot (2), SmartSource, P&G 

March  

  • 7th   RetailMeNot
  • 14th   RetailMeNot
  • 21st   RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 28th   RetailMeNot, SmartSource (2), P&G

April 

  • 4th    No Inserts (Easter)
  • 11th  RetailMeNot, Smartsource
  • 18th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 25th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource, P&G

May   

  • 2nd  RetailMeNot (2), SmartSource
  • 9th   RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 16th RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 23rd RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 30th P&G

June   

  • 6th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 13th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource 
  • 20th RetailMeNot, SmartSource  
  • 27th RetailMeNot, SmartSource

July     

  • 4th   RetailMeNot, P&G (Independence Day)
  • 11th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource 
  • 18th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 25th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource, P&G

August  

  • 1st     RetailMeNot (2), SmartSource 
  • 8th    RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 15th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 22nd RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 29th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource, P&G

September

  • 5th    RetailMeNot 
  • 12th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource (2)
  • 19th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource  
  • 26th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource, P&G

October 

  • 3rd   RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 10th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 17th RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 24th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 31st  RetailMeNot, SmartSource, P&G

November  

  • 7th    RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 14th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 21st  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 28th  P&G

December  

  •   5th    RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 12th  RetailMeNot, SmartSource
  • 19th  No Inserts
  • 26th  P&G 

Veteran’s Day Deals 2020

Veteran’s Day is Wednesday, November 11th. Many restaurants and retail stores are offering free food and special discounts for this particular day. Some are offering more than one day. Please contact your nearest restaurant or retail store for more information, what is needed for proof of service and to ensure they are honoring their Veteran’s Day offers. Varies by location.  Click on each business name to be directed to their respective websites for info, locations and phone numbers. Offers are subject to change.

Applebee’s – Available on November 11, 2020 at participating Applebee’s® only. Beverages and gratuity not included. U.S. veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Limit 1 meal per person. Dine-in only. Not valid with other coupons or discounts. Menu may vary.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Valid for dine in Wednesday, 11/11/2020, only. Complimentary entrée up to $14.95 and FREE Dr. Pepper beverage. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Must present Military ID or other proof of service.

Brick House Tavern & Tap – 20% off meals with valid ID for dine in on November 11th.




Buffalo Wild Wings –  Join us on November 11 for dine-in or call your local sports bar for takeout and get a free order of 10 boneless wings + fries. Valid ID/paperwork (DD214/current LES) required.




Chili’s – Veterans and active duty members can enjoy a dine in meal for FREE on November 11th. There is a limited menu for this event so call to find out what the entrees are.




Cici’s Pizza is offering FREE Adult Buffet with proper military ID/paperwork (DD214 or current LES) on November 11th. Click for coupon HERE.



Cotton Patch Café – Free order of Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken for veterans and active duty military members on November 11th. Proof of service required.

Cracker Barrel – Complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake for dessert or a Crafted Coffee with proof of military service on November 11th.

Dairy Queen

Denny’s – Denny’s is inviting veterans and military personnel to get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11, from 5 a.m. to noon. Dine-in only.

Dunkin Donuts – Veterans and active duty members get a FREE donut of their choice, no purchase necessary. Offer available in-store only. Not available for orders placed using On-the-Go Mobile Ordering through the Dunkin’ Mobile App. Must show proof of military service.


Einstein Bros. Bagels – FREE hot or iced medium coffee to any active or retired veteran on Wednesday, November 11. There is one located in the Welcome Center in Fort Hood. Click HERE for directions and phone number to verify offer.

Fogo de Chao – Fogo de Chão is offering veterans and active-duty personnel 50% off their entire meal on Veterans Day (Wednesday, Nov. 11) at all U.S. and Puerto Rico locations. In addition, each veteran or active duty guest will receive 10% off the meals of up to three additional guests.

Golden Corral – Promotional cards for a free meal that can be redeemed from November 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021, for Dine-in Only, Monday-Thursday. Limit one free meal per military affiliated person while supplies last. Military proof of service required.




IHOP – complimentary pancakes or breakfast combos to honor the service of our veterans and active military men and women on November 11th.

Little Caeasar – Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM on November 11th.  Proof of military service required.



Longhorn Steakhouse – FREE Dessert or appetizer with meal purchase for veterans and active duty personnel on November 11th. There is also a 10% off discount that can be applied as well. Verify with your server or call ahead.



Outback Steakhouse – FREE Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola® product to military veterans and active servicemen and women on Wednesday, November 11.



Pier 7 Juicy Seafood & Bar – FREE appetizer or dessert for Veterans! Dine-in only. Limit one per valid form of ID or DD214. Excludes raw oysters. While you are on their Facebook page, check out the latest events.

Red Lobster – Free Appetizer or Dessert with meal purchase on November 11th. Also, every Monday, veterans and active duty members receive 10% off their meals. Click HERE for more information and call to verify.




Red Robin – FREE Tavern Double Burger with bottomless Fries for those that registered before November 5th. This offer can be used between Nov 12-30th. You can try to register now to see if you can get the free offer HERE.

Starbucks – Free tall (12oz) coffee for current & former military and spouses on November 11th – all day with proof of military ID/DD214.



Texas Roadhouse – Free dinner vouchers to current and former military members at their stores’ parking lots on Wednesday, November 11, from 11 am – 2 pm. Dinner vouchers are redeemable for a free in-store meal now through June of 2021.

Outback Steakhouse  –  FREE Bloomin’ Onion and Coke product — to active and retired military November 11th.

7 Eleven is offering FREE coffee or BIG Gulp on Veteran’s Day. You must have the 7 Eleven app and register through the Veterans Advantage Website for verification. Click HERE for more information.

Zaxby’s

Other retailers offering deals/ special discounts on Veteran’s Day:

Academy Sports and Outdoors is offering 10% off til November 11th. Must show proof of military service.



Army & Air Force Exchange Military Star Members – 10 cents off every gallon of fuel purchased at Exchange Expresses, double rewards points on online and in-store Exchange purchases, $10 off Exchange mall concession or kiosk purchases of $25 or more (coupon required), and 15% off food orders at participating Exchange restaurant.

Dollar General – 11% off discount for active duty, retired and their families on November 11th.

Target – 10% off total purchase through November 11th. Go to www.target.com/military to be verified to use the discount. This discount can be combined with store and manufacturer coupons.


Grace for Vets is offering FREE Car washes. Click HERE for locations.

Great Clips – Visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 and receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to use at a later date. If you are not military, you can purchase a service at a U.S. Great Clips salon on Veterans Day and get a free haircut card to give to a military service member you know.

Sport Clips – FREE haircuts to active duty U.S. service members and veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, with valid proof of service.