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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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stocking challenge

Last week I shared how we stocked our medicine cabinet for less than $20 at fred’s.  This week my challenge was to fill a Christmas stocking for $20 or less (they sent me a gift card so I couldn’t go over).  I already had a few ideas  before I went in of cheaper items to grab, but I was actually pretty excited with all of my finds as we left!  For $20 I packed a stocking full of items that one of my 10 year olds will love!

I found lots of items that were $1-$2 each and ended up with 14 items for her stocking (it probably won’t all fit it’s so much).


My favorite item was actually a mistake on the stores part, but was great to see amazing customer service from.  I grabbed these Shopkins cards which, turns out,  were stocked in the wrong spot.  They weren’t really $2, but because it was their error they actually ended up refunding all of my money and giving me the cards for FREE.  While you don’t go in planning to find something like this I was really pleased with how they handled it.  I also got the Charades game cards too!


Puzzle Books, $1

Adult & Kids Coloring Books, $1-$2

Notepads, $1

Carmex Lip Moisturizer, $1
(don’t forget they take coupons too)

Hair Bands, $2

Playing Cards, 2 pk., $2

M&M and Skittles Candy Filled Canes, $1

Fun Socks, $2IMG_0003(2)

Pencils, Pens, Crayons, Water Color Set, Glue $1 ea.

Fun Duck Tape Designs, $2

Small Stuffed Animals, $2-$3

Soft Dart Guns, $1-$2

Bubbles, $1

Stickers, 50¢ – $1


The list could keep going, they really do have a lot of choices!  If you need some stocking stuffer ideas (all of which you could grab at fred’s) checkout a list of  75+ stocking stuffer ideas I posted earlier this week.

How about trying your hand at this challenge?  fred’s is giving 5 Southern Savers readers a $20 fred’s gift card to help you stuff all your stockings (or for anything else you need).  There are thousands of stores across the US and probably one in your area.

Enter below to win!  (You can also still enter last weeks giveaway too!)

The Giveaway:

5 Southern Savers readers are going to win a $20 Fred’s gift card.

To Enter:

Fill out the widget below to be entered to win.
Fred’s “Stocking” Giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by Fred’s, but all opinions are 100% my own.