Friday, December 31, 2010

Amazon Year-end deals

Amazon is clearing out! Check out the latest:

Amazon Year end deals

Save up to 70% on some of these great toys! (great to sit back for birthdays and next Christmas!)

There are many more...just click on the first link and then toys and games.
Happy shopping!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wet Ones at Rite Aid 1/2

 Here is a coupon for $1 off of Wet Ones. They are $1.99 at Rite Aid next week, with a $1 Up, making them free after coupon and UP

Wet Ones

Extreme couponing on TLC

I've already had several people ask what I think. Well, to tell the truth, I didn't watch. I had already been warned about it. Here is what I think:

I stockpile. I coupon a LOT. I have gone to recycle bins to get extra coupons. I do not find anything wrong with any of that. Do I have a warehouse full of stuff? No. Do I constantly clear shelves? No. (in fact, if you remember the Aqua Pod fiasco, you remember I was quite vocal about NOT clearing shelves) So I buy more than I can personally use? Often.

With my stockpile, a lot of times I give away, sell, or gift things. There is always a table at my yard sales with new items. If things come up where organizations or people need donations, I do so. I make gift baskets for people I know for Christmas. I don't have a billion things sitting around until they go bad. I have posted pics of my regular stockpiles before. I do not have it stuffed in every corner of my home.

I personally feel that TLC did not want to put people on who do that. I don't think they were looking for people who stockpile for short periods, who work to save money on their bills, etc. I think they were looking for shock value tv. They were looking for people who are out of control. That is not me, and it's not what I want for you.

I have 3 growing sons, and we go through a lot of things. My stockpile helps with that, and it helps me save enough money on our grocery bills that we can afford to do other, nice things. Everyone needs to save money. You don't have to hoard everything on the planet to be a couponer. Do we recommend that you stockpile for 12 week cycles? Absolutely, if you can. (If you remember, I told you a lot of things are on sale in 12 week cycles) If you can't, it's not the end of the world.

Don't get sucked in to this show thinking that is what I am, what the other bloggers are, or what we are trying to get you to be. If you want to watch, great, but keep in mind that most couponers are not like that. You can save money and stockpile without going to an extreme.

I do want to add that one person I know was on the show, Nathan, donates a large portion of his hauls. I cannot speak for anyone else. I do not know him personally, but do know of a website he is affiliated with.

I hope you have a great shopping day!


Kroger is having a 10 for $10 sale as well as a P&G sale. The P&G promo is buy 4 items, get $4 off instantly. I do not have my P&G insert (s) I just wasn't able to secure them this week. I will probably get a couple from my mother and grandfather.

Be SURE to check Kroger's site, Cellfire, and Shortcuts for additional coupons to add to your card.


Check your grocery stores, Walmarts, Kmarts, etc for gift sets, candles, etc marked down that you can use your coupons on! Think outside the box! If your Gillette gift set has a razor in it, use your Gillette razor coupons. Glade candles in the "winter scents", Febreze, etc...all can use coupons. Just because it's on clearnace doesn't mean you can't use those coupons!

Kohl's Clearance

Kohl's is having a clearance sale! There is lots to choose from. Use code TWENTY4U to get another 20% off and if you have a Kohl's charge, use code SHIP2MVC for free shipping. You can use both codes.

Be sure to go through Ebates for 4% cash back

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

For those of you who aren't aware....

If your Walmart still has any Fusion Razor gift sets (someone cleaned ours out!-not and they are half price like the rest of the holiday items, you can use your $4 Fusion coupon on them to get them for next to nothing! The same goes for the Olay gift sets, Old Spice, etc. Don't forget the Olay ones have a free Allure subscription on them, but if you don't want it, you can get a $10 REFUND! Read the print! Happy hunting!


See that handy little button for on the left there? Click it, and print a $1 coupon for Coast soap. (and any others that might interest you). Take your coupon down to Kroger where Coast 2 packs are $1 each and you get FREE SOAP!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Amazon MP3 credit

Today is the last day to get an Amazon MP3 download credit of $2 added to your account. use code GIVEMP3S

Amazon Credit

Monday, December 20, 2010

Free one day shipping on select items!

Amazon is offering free one day shipping on select items! Be sure to choose one day shipping when offered at checkout.
Free one day shipping

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This is super cute...

Radio Flyer 12S Classic walker wagon $39.99, down from $109.99

Pictureka for only $4.99

Yeah, you guessed it. Amazon.

Another Amazon/Crayola deal

I love Amazon. I am addicted to it, especially during the holiday season. Here's another deal...Model Magic Presto Dots to the Max, $7.99 with a $2 rebate, making it $5.99 after rebate. Same as says 11/26, but the form says 12/31

Remember, if you are a mom or caregiver, you can get 3 months free of Amazon prime here.

Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic for $3.99!

Amazon has this on sale for $5.99, then scroll down and get the link for the $2 rebate making it $3.99. The link says purchase by Nov 26th, but when you click on it, the form actually says Dec 31st.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Giveaway winner picked!

Trisha didn't respond to my post, so I picked a new winner (thanks to The winner is Susanmeep

Susan, please respond by tomorrow, December 15th at 5pm me at

Monday, December 13, 2010

Giveaway Winner!!!!

The winner of the Eyebuydirect $30 voucher is Trisha D!

Trisha, you have until tomorrow, December 14th at 5PM CST to send me an email at to claim your prize.

If Trisha doesn't get to me by then, I will draw another winner!

Congrats, Trisha!

Scotch Thermal Laminator for $16.99!!! Reg $80.49

Amazon's Gold Box deal today!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Old Navy

Use code ONHOLIDAY to get 25% off at Old Navy TODAY!
Ebates offers 8% cash back, too!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Get $5 off a $5 or more order plus free shipping

From Chadwicks or One Stop plus
Get 5% cash back from Ebates for Chadwicks or 3% cash back from Ebates for One Stop Plus.
Use code 

Code may not work on items from Brylane Home.

Look what I just bought for only .29!

I bought the Play-doh Fun Food Poppin Movie Snacks from Amazon!

It's $4.99 and I used a $5 GC from Swagbucks.
I got free shipping with Amazon Prime and only paid tax.
Wishing you had prime? If you have an .edu email account (student) you can get it free for 1 year here.
If you are a mom/caregiver, you can get it free for 3 months here. (you can earn additional months by spending money in the baby store. See link for details)

Be sure if you haven't, that you sign up for Swagbucks to start earning your gift cards!!

Get a Matchbox Toy Story 3 Western Building System for only $13.49

Free shipping if you have Amazon prime! List $39.99

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A couple of good toy deals

Iron Man Mega blocks playset $9.99

and Barbie Fashion Fairytale Marie Alecia doll $4.99

Keep in mind Amazon prices change so if you want it, jump on it!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hal the Moose $6.99 shipped

From Borders.
Get 4% cash back from Ebates!
If you go through Ebates, just search for Hal the Moose.

Free paperback book from Amazon

Looks to be science fiction. Free shipping with prime!

Free shipping from Disney!

Disney Store is having a promotion to get free shipping on any toy purchase!  Use code TOYMANIA at checkout.

Also, if you go through Ebates, you will get 5% cash back. Remember if you sign up for Ebates, you get $5 in your Ebates account.


Prize: $30 Gift Voucher (Exclusion of designer eyewear and sunglasses.) to EyeBuyDirect has generously offered one of my readers a $30 gift voucher. They have glasses starting at just $7.95, too!!!

The giveaway will run 1 week, until December 13th when I will draw a winner.

Mandatory Entry: Visit, “Like” your favorite frame.
(For those who don’t have facebook) Tweet: I love (frame name) @
Tell me here, in a comment, which you "liked" or send me the tweet.

Extra Entries: (if you do any of the extra entries, please let me know in a seperate comment for each entry)

1. ‘Like’ on Facebook, become a fan.

2. Follow EyeBuyDirect on Twitter. Leave the URL to the Tweet in your comment.

3. Post their "Eye Try" photo with their favorite frame to our Wall of Frame.

This cool “Virtual Dressing” room feature is a great help to customers that want to try on something before they buy it, and the Wall-Of-Frame is where customers can share tips and comment on each others photos.

4. Post a comment to the Wall of Frame- Help other visitors choose which frames suites them best!

5. Like Dimestretchermom on Facebook

6. Post this giveaway on your wall, blog, or Twitter. You get an entry for each one as long as you leave a separate comment for each.

Winner will be drawn at random. Please remember that comments are moderated, so if yours doesn't show up right away, it will. :)

Also, eyebuydirect is offering a promo that anyone can get in on!

Give your friends and family the gift of vision. EyeBuyDirect Gift Vouchers 50% Off!
Half Off Gift Vouchers at - Double The Value!
Buy a $100 voucher for only $50!
- Send the voucher directly to your loved ones!
- Personalize the message!
- Post on facebook!
- Print and give the voucher in person!

Check that out here!

Free Spicy Chicken biscuit from Chick Fil A - sign up Dec 27th

Make your reservation for an EXCLUSIVE premiere tasting of the
Spicy Chicken Biscuit. From January 3 – 8, 2011, participating Chick-fil-A® Restaurants are giving a limited number of FREE Spicy Chicken Biscuits to customers who make a reservation.

Spicy Chicken Biscuit

Free Snickers Nutcrackers at Walgreens

This is nice: Yesterday, there were coupons in the paper for $2/3 Mars products. Use them at Walgreens where you can buy 6 of the Snickers Nutcrackers that are 3/$1 and get them free.

Hasbro Deal at Amazon

Buy 2 select Hasbro Games, get one select Hasbro game free!!!

Start here:
Hasbro Deal

Friday, December 3, 2010

Today only 50% off Melissa and Doug

Amazon is having a Gold Box special. Today only, Melissa and Doug products are 50% off!

Get started here:
50% off Melissa and Doug

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Free MP3's!

Amazon made a list of their free MP3s they are offering right now! There are tons to choose from!

Amazon free MP3s

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kids Camcorder only $9.99! Originally $69.99

Thanks Jennifer P for the heads up!

JCPenney has a children's digital camcorder, orginally $69.99 for only $9.99!

Use your new Ebates account to get 6% back! (remember your $5 signing bonus, too!)

Epic Mickey Wii Bundle $249

Epic Mickey Wii Bundle

From Amazon:
On Tuesday, November 30th, buy a qualifying Wii console, FlingSmash with Wii Remote Plus, Disney Epic Mickey, and the Epic Mickey Paintbrush Nunchuk, all for only $249.

To qualify select one of the qualifying Wii consoles, FlingSmash with Wii Remote Plus, Disney Epic Mickey, and the Epic Mickey Paintbrush Nunchuk. Place them into your cart and checkout. The discount will be reflected during checkout.

Offer good while supplies last. Eligible products must be sold and shipped by All qualifying items must be added to cart and purchased in the same order. Shipping fees and taxes may apply. reserves the right to terminate or modify this promotion at any time. *See full terms and conditions below.

Get it here! (I have a wii, but I am totally getting this game!)

Epic Mickey Wii Bundle

Monday, November 29, 2010


All of this online shopping got me thinking....I might as well sign up for Ebates! You get a free $5 for signing up, so why not? Shop through them to earn cash back (paid quarterly), and from what I understand, they often send coupon codes to save you more money!

For instance, right now at Bath and Bodyworks, you can use the code F102785 to get $10 off of $10 or more. (You do have to pay shipping) Shop through Ebates and earn 3% cash back.

Also today at Barnes and Noble, buy a toy $10 or more and get $5 off in your cart. You can also get free shipping, using code B3X4N4N. Shop through Ebates and get 8% back!

It's like FREE MONEY! And who doesn't love that?

VIZIO SV470M 47-inch 1080p LCD HDTV only $599.99!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Don't forget!

Amazon's "Black Friday" sale continues. New lightning deals are up at least every 30 minutes, some sooner. I've gotten some great deals!
Amazon's Black Friday Deals

Kidz Gear Wired Headphones for Kids only $9.99

That's a 50% savings at

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Some Rite Aid info

The "Gift of Savings" is coming back on Nov 26, Black Friday.

  • Purchase $25 - $50 =Get $5 back
  • Purchase $50.01 - $100 = Get $10 back
  • Purchase $100.01 = Get $20 back

This will go through 12/25. I would wait until Friday to start buying there unless you normally buy a lot from them in a month's time. I heard last year it was before coupon amounts, so that's awesome. Check out Rite Aid's website on the 26th for details.

Nintendo DSi game bundle preorder

Check this out! Get the DSi game bundle in orange with Mario Party and a $25 credit for $149.99!!!! This is a pre-order and will be available on November 26th!

Don't like orange (me, neither) then how about green?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Blind Side for $3.99

Check out Amazon where The Blind Side is only $3.99! That's a great gift to spend your Swagbucks Amazon gift certificates on!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cheap Cuponk Game at Target!

Go to and then store coupons (look under the " see more" tab). Print the $5/1 Cuponk coupon and take it to Target where they are on sale for just $7! This coupon was also in the store Toy catalog, and there is something about a $5 coupon when you buy 3 Hasbro games in one of the store ads. I am not sure if it is a catalina or not. Either way, that's a cheap Christmas gift! starts Black Friday today!

Keep an eye on Amazon's Black Friday deals starting today! Deals will move quickly, so if you can, refresh often! Amazon usually has great Black Friday deals! If you have Amazon Prime, you can get free 2 day shipping, and if you don't, most items are available for super saver shipping on orders over $25. Amazon has always shipped fast for me.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Swagbucks just keeps getting better!

Now they have a coupons tab, and printing and redeeming the coupons will earn you Swagbucks!

New to Swagbucks? Swagbucks is a search engine where you can win "swag" for searching....and I search a lot! You can trade in your swagbucks for prizes or gift cards. I always save mine for Amazon gift cards.

Anyway, they also have trade-in promotions, special codes, and a cool toolbar (you get a Swagbuck every day just for having the toolbar!) to help you earn swagbucks! Plus, every Friday is Mega Swagbucks day!

I earn a lot of Amazon gift certificates through them and I love them. I have them set as my default search engine.

Get started by clicking here, or one of the buttons on the blog page.

Free nail polish at Ulta from Seventeen mag

Beginning on November 23rd, bring your issue of Seventeen Magazine to an Ulta store and receive your choice of ORLY nail polish on one of 3 colors. The coupon is on page 6.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ORLY NAIL LACQUER GIVEAWAY (Dec/Jan Issue): Beginning November 23, 2010, bring the coupon on page 6 of the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Seventeen to any participating ULTA store to receive your free gift, ORLY Nail Lacquer. You may also go to to print out the coupon. Approximate retail value: $8. Ten thousand (10,000) will be given away. One per person. Giveaway ends January 3, 2011, or while supplies last. Once all nail polishes are distributed, there will be no substitute product given away.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Olay gift sets deal

There are Olay gift sets at Walmart for $10 (I hear there are other ones, too, but the only ones I saw at $10 was Olay, the others were $15) that have a sticker on them saying a free subscription to Allure is included. You can go here and get a $9.99 refund for the subscription if you don't want it (look all the way at the bottom in the terms), making the gift set .01 after rebate.

*Olay coupons are likely to work on them as well.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hamburger Helper coupon

MyBlogSpark and General Mills sent me a coupon link to share with you all for .35/1 Hamburger Helper, Chicken Helper, or Tuna Helper! Enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Had a great shopping day!

Rite Aid:

4 Herbal Essences shampoo $2.99 each, used (4) $2 Clairol family coupons (they have pictures of hair color on them but are not restricted to hair color, and HE is made by Clairol) .99 each, got back $2 UP for each one. Profit of $4.04

5 Therma care heat wraps $4.99 each, used (5) $3 coupons and 1 $1 RA video values coupon= $8.95, got back $10 UP for buying 5

2 Loreal lipsticks BOGO1/2 off $7.99 and 3.99, used (2) $5 coupons= $1.98, got back $4 UP

8 trial sized band aids BOGO 50% (4 @ .99, 4 @ .49) $5.92, got back $8 RR

4 Right Guard deodorants BOGOF, used (2) BOGOF coupons= 4 FREE

Used $5/$25 coupon and $13.99 in UPS, paid $8.35 OOP, got back $30 total.


Walgreens was just ok. I had a RR about to expire, so I bought:

3 Zantac used the $3 coupon from the ad, and (3) $5 coupons, making them .99 each
1 Kids Eeze $4.99, got $5 RR
4 M&M's bagged candy, $4/$10, used (2) $1/2 coupons, paid $4/8, got back $5 RR (will go in stockings...the candy, not the RR)
Used $10 RR, paid $9 and some change (receipt is in the car) got back $10 RR. Not GREAT, but WG is not great with RR this week, and on the bright side, I'll get back $26.97 on my FLEX from my husband's job.



There's a deal wyb 4 participating GM (Pillsbury, etc) products @ $2.49 each, you get $4 off, making them $1.49 each. I'll do those first, breaking them up for easier understanding, but they were on the same ticket:

4 Pillsbury cookie dough, used (2) $1.25/2 coupons, total: $3.46/4

1 Cheerios (free box coupon-took off $1.94?)
1 Cookie Crisp (.75 e-coupon)
1 Cinnamon toast crunch (.75 e-coupon) -also used $1/2 coupons for the CC and CTC
1 Pillsbury grands cinnamon rolls (.50 coupon, doubled), total: .52/all 4

2 Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon rolls (used 2 .50 coupons, doubled)
2 Pillsbury pie crusts (used $1/2) total, $2.96/all 4

Other deals I got:

2 Betty Crocker boxed potatoes ($1 each), used $.50/2 (doubled) coupon and .50/2 e-coupon= .50/2 (there is also a $2/2 e-coupon, but the .50 came off, I guess because it's older)

Land o lakes spreadable butter $2.15, used .50 coupon (doubled), and .50 e-coupon= .65

3 Green Giant boxed veggies, .88 each, used .60/3 coupon and .60/3 e-coupon= $1.44/3

1 Sister Schubert's parker house rolls $2.50, used .50 coupon, doubled $1.50 (have you tried these? Incredible!)

2 Suave deodorants .88 each, used 2 .50 coupons, doubled..went through as doubling the entire amount .24 overage

2 Country Crock honey butter .99 each, used (2) .30 coupons= .78/2

2 Suave professionals shampoo $1.67 each, used .50/2 (doubled) and $1 e-coupon=$1.32/both (I like the Nexxus one :P)

with a few other things I bought (canned veggies, chicken, sodas, etc), my total was $29.22, and I got back a $3 cat for buying the Pillsbury stuff. :)

I had a nice day! Hope you have a great shopping day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A few things for you non-Facebookers...

Get Facebook! :P

Get a 175-page Digital Holiday Supplement for Thanksgiving and Christmas from The Old Schoolhouse. This is a great freebie and download was quick and easy.

Get free Christian music! Click on an artist's banner and download a song from each one.

Check out Borders' Build a Bear story time event tomorrow at 11AM. Ages 3-8

Get a $5 off coupon for Leapfrog Tag systems. Also, check out Target's website (in the store coupon section) for a $10 off coupon that you can stack with this one.

Check out all of the free holiday happenings going on at Bass Pro Shop through Christmas!

Get 2 free tacos Tuesday after 2 pm from Jack in the Box

Looks like Walmart is going to offer free shipping through Christmas. A great place to get Lego bundles, huh?

Have a great shopping day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Kroger mega sale continues

Another whole week of mega sales and I'm beat.
Wanna know what I got for $3.68?

3 Campbell's cream of mushroom soup ($2.97)
3 Campbell's cream of chicken soup ($2.97)
1 Finish detergent ($3.49)
3 Ronzoni pasta ($3.87)
1 Egg nog ($1.09-marked down)
1 Gallon of milk ($1.79- marked down)
2 Yakisobe meals ($2.00)

I got $5 off for the mega sale, taking .50 off each of the soups, the Finish, and the pasta.
I used (2) $1.50/3 Campbells coupons
(3) $1.00 Ronzoni coupons
(2) .50 Yakisobe coupons (doubled)
(1) $1.50 Finish coupon
Total: $3.68!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEE

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dr Oz freebies!

These will be available today at 2 pm central time. You will have to decide what to go for, because there are a lot.

Schiff Mega Red- 5,000 winners

Sketcher Shape ups-800 winners

Eye exam from Pearl vision- 500 winners

One night stay at Holiday Inn- 300 winners

$50 Target card- 5,000 winners

24 Hour Fitness 90 day membership- 1000 winners

Good Luck!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Another Walgreens trip and Kroger mega sale

I hit Walgreens one more time because's a rush. I'm almost out of coupons, though.
Today, I bought:

8 Secret trail size @ .99 each
6 Olay 4 packs soap @ $4.34 each
2 Olay ribbons bodywash @ $3.74 each
2 Nyquil Sinex @ $5 each
1 seed packet @ .17

I used (8) $5 Olay wyb secret coupons
(2) $1.50 Nyquil coupons
(1) $6 register reward
Total OOP: $5.71 (including tax)

I got back a $10 and a $5 RR


Kroger is having a mega sale where you buy 10 particular items (and the list is LONG) and you get $5 off. I still can't find the other receipt, but when I do, I will post it. I ended up taking a kid to the dr today, so I am slightly unorganized. Today, though, I got:

Advil Liquid gels $2.50, used free coupon (took off the presale price of $3)
3 Ronzoni Garden Delights pasta .79 each, used (3) $1.00 coupons
2 Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers $1.49 each, used .50/2 coupon (doubled)
1 Stouffers soup and sandwich frozen meal $1.78, used $1 coupon
1 Grape gatorade .49
5 Swanson chicken broths .49 each, used $1/5 coupon
2 Carnation evaporated milk $.99 each, used .50/2 coupon (doubled)
5 Del Monte diced tomatoes .49 each, used $1/5 coupon
6 Campbells Cream of Mushroom/Cream of Chicken soups .49 each, used (1) .40/2 and (1) .25/4 coupon
4 Campbells Chunky soup .99 each, used (2) $1.00/2 coupons
1 20 pack of Energizer AA batteries clearnaced $4.50, used $2 coupon (attached to pack)

Total was $11.50

Check out the mega sale!!!
Have a great shopping day!

OH! The deals!

Walgreens is awesome this week.

Vicks Dayquil or Nyquil SINEX is a money maker...
buy 2 for $10, use (2) $4 coupons and get $5 back!

A lot of overlapping deals on the Olay/Secret.
P&G just put out a coupon to get $5 Olay soap/bodywash/lotion wyb any one secret. These coupons are like GOLD!! There is also a promo at Walgreens to buy $30 in P&G items on the page of the ad and get $10 RR

Yesterday, I bought
4 Secret @ 3.99 each
4 Olay 2 packs of soap @ 2.24 each
2 Old Spice aerosols @4.49 each
1 Clairol Natural instincts hair color @ 6.50
Total: $40.40

I used:
(4) $5 Olay wyb Secret
(2) get a FREE Old Spice Aerosol wyb 2 Secret
(1) $2 Clairol
Total $9.42, get $10 back

Also, I found out you can use the coupon/deal on trial sizes, so you could get something like:

6 trial sized secrets @ .99 each
and 6 bodywashes (which are $5.24, I think...they are 25% off- be sure to look and not get the cheaper ones..I had some for $3.24)
Total: $37.38
use (6) $5 coupons
Total: $7.38
get back $10

You can play around with it and mix and match to get the best deal. Be careful with the 2 packs of soaps though. My Walgreens didn't have many, so make a back up plan if you can't find them.

I have a Kroger Mega event to tell you about later today...after I find my receipt. LOL

Have a great shopping day!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween happenings

Here's a list I've compiled of Halloween events this weekend. Click the links for more details:

Chili's- kids eat free with this coupon after 3 PM on Halloween

Borders- Halloween party, ages 3-8, 11AM Saturday

IHOP- free scary face pancake TODAY 12 and under

Bass Pro Shops- various Halloween events all weekend!

Toys R Us- Halloween event, Saturday 12-3

Sonic- some Sonics will have .50 corndogs on Halloween. Didn't see it on the site, but there are signs all over mine.

Applebees- kids in costume (and under 12) eat free Sunday w/ adult meal purchase. Call your local Applebees to make sure they are participating. This wasn't on the site either.

TGI Fridays has something Friday, Sat, and appetizers Fri & Sat, costume contest Sat evening, and kids eat free Sunday with adult meal purchase

Get a free blackjack taco at Taco Bell Sunday between 6pm and midnight at participating locations CALL AHEAD!!!

Boston Market- kids eat free with coupon all weekend with adult meal purchase

Chipotle- come in as a horribly processed food product on Sunday after 6 pm, and get a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos filled with freshly cooked, naturally raised ingredients for only $2

Ryan's- kids in costume eat free after 5pm with adult meal purchase. (this was an email, check for your participating locations)

If you know of anything to add, please let me know!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New favorite product

I hope you can get this where you live. My new favorite product is Allegro Marinades. I use the Hickory Smoke one. I marinade my steaks, then grill them on a gas grill and they taste like they came from a charcoal grill. I love it!!!! You can find their products here as well as a locator. Try it out!

*I am in no way affiliated with Allegro, and they did not send me anything to make this blog post. :) This is completely my opinion.

yesterday's shopping trip

Ok, yesterday............was a long day. Like freakishly long. I had a bunch of UP rewards to spend, so first I went to Rite Aid. I got:

3 packs of Skittles, on sale for .50 each and used (3) .25 VV (video values) coupons= .75/3 (I think I also had a $1 coupon but I don't remember on how many- which would have been slight overage)
6 Alka Seltzer powders $5 each- (5) $3 coupons = $12/6
2 Samy Hair products, BOGOF $4.99/2, used (2) $2 VV coupons= .99/2
2 king sized Twix bars $1.59 BOGOF= $1.59
1 Pet rock (don't ask) $1.49
I also used a $5/$25 coupon
$1 VV (general) coupon
7 UP rewards

I paid $3.71 OOP and received $24 in UP rewards


Walgreens was my next stop. I bought:

1 AirWick candle $3.99, used $2 coupon= $1.99
3 Mentos gum with in-ad coupon .99 each, used (3) $1 coupons= FREE plus .03 overage
1 Trident Layers with in ad coupon .99, used .75 coupon= .24
2 Purex 3-in-one sheets $4.50 each, used (2) $3 coupons= $3/2
1 Contact Cold and Flu $6.00
1 Colgate sensitive $3.49
3 rolls Scotch tape with in-ad coupon .49 each (I needed tape and this was my filler because 1 coupon covers all 3, so other coupons can attach to the other 2)

I also used previous RR in the amounts of $2.60 and $8
I paid $7.23 including tax
I received:
$1 RR for candle
$1 RR for Purex
$6 RR for Contact
$3.50 RR for Colgate


My other coupon stop was Walmart. I can't say I found INCREDIBLE deals, but I got some ok ones:

3 Yakisoba noodle trays .48 each, used (3) .50 coupons= .06 overage
2 White Cloud toilet paper packs $2.00 each, used (2) $1.00 coupons= 2/$2
1 Finish dishwasher detergent $4.42- $1.50 coupon=$2.92
1 Hefty trash bags (Eco-something) $2.86-$1.00 coupon= $1.86
1 SeaPack shrimp poppers $1.58-$1 coupon= .58
2 Gain dish detergents .97 each, used (2) $1 coupons = .06 overage
1 Idahoan potatoes singles $2.48- $1 coupon= $1.48
2 Pert Plus travel shampoo .97 each, used (2) $1 Pert coupons (no size restrictions)= .06 overage
1 Biore Travel scrub $1.50, used $2 coupon (no size restrictions)= .50 overage
Cottonelle wipes tub $2.74, used FREE coupon= FREE
4 Kotex liners, clearance .75 each, used (2) $2/2 coupons=$1.00 overage


I am pretty satisfied with how it turned out. :)
I guess I'm going to venture back to Kroger in the next day or two. I had stopped going much because they are kind of ticking me off with the coupon thing. First, it was only 3 like coupons per order, and other stores (Food Lion <3)>:(


Some freebies for you non Facebookers:

Get a free sample of Dove conditioner
Get a free sample of Oxy Clinical Use code ENDBREAKOUTS
Get a free sample of Shout color catcher

Get an $8 coupon for Toy Story 3 blue-ray/dvd combo pack
Get a $5/$15 CVS coupon for locations with a minute clinic inside

Have a great shopping day!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

odds and ends

I know I have been bad about updating the blog part this week. I hope most of you are on Facebook!

I posted this deal (courtesy of Wild for Wags) on Facebook the other day:

3 – Alka Seltzer Plus Fast Crystal Packs at $3.99 EACH

Use (3) $3/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus Fast Powder Packs Product from the 10/24 Redplum insert

Total = $2.97 OOP, Get Back $5 RR

Make $2.03!!!!!!

Also good this week:

Chestal Adult cough syrup is $6 and a $6 mail in rebate form will print at the register. Use this coupon to make $1

Children's Mucinex 4oz syrup is $6.99 and a $6 mail in rebate will print at the register.

Pill Glide Swallowing Spray 1 oz is $5.99and a $5.99 MIR will print at the register

Colgate 6oz sensitive toothpaste is $3.49 and free after RR

Contac cold and flu 28 ct is $6, FREE after RR

Airwick candles are $3.99 with a $1 RR. If you use the $2 coupon, it makes them .99 after RR.

Trident Layers gun is .99 with the in-ad coupon. Use the Facebook coupon of .75 and get one for .24 (remember you have to have 1 item per coupon, so you need to buy something that has no coupon attached)

Schick Intuition razors are $8.99 with a $3 RR. Use the $4 Facebook coupon to get it for $1.99 after RR

A bunch of Axe products are $3.99, use the bogof coupon from the 10/24 RP insert to get 2/$3.99

Mentos 15 pieces is .99 with in ad coupon. Use the $1 coupon from the 10/3 SmartSource insert to get it free!

Kiwi Shoe accessories are 50% off. Use the $1 from ALL YOU magazine to get them free or cheap.


IF YOU HAVE 6 of the $3 Alka Seltzer coupons, you can also make this deal at Rite Aid, using overlapping UPS deals:

Buy 6 for $5 each, use 6 $3 coupons, as well as a $5/$25 coupon that you can find here (look under email, then new email packet, and then you can see where it says 6pp), and be sure to print the one that expires in Dec, because the Oct is disabled), pay $7. You will get back $22 in Up rewards (if you have a discount on your card, you need to buy 7, not 6)

Check out this thread on Slickdeals to see some other great deals! Scroll down to the second post. Since I am still feeling out Rite Aid, I think that would be the easiest way to help you without telling you wrong.


If you go here and like Broadway Nails on Facebook, you get a $2 coupon. A lot of Walgreens have these on clearnace between $2.19-$2.99!


Facebook round up:

Get a free wrinkle test kit from Garnier along with a $1 coupon. You can also print a $2.50 coupon.

Great deals from Artscow

My USA Weekend magazine (that comes in the paper) had a free KFC doublicious sandwich coupon wyb a 30oz drink in it. I heard Parade does, too, but I don't get that one.

Get Papa Murphy's coupons

Sign up for the OMG Girl's network for samples and coupons from Degree girl

Get a free 2011 calendar from Oriental Trading

Get a free cheese quesadilla at Denny's with a $2.50 or more purchase. Exp 10/31

Get a 40% coupon at Hobby Lobby exp 10/30

Get a free debt free holidays handbook

Get a free sample of Rachel Ray's Nutrish dog food. Click switch to Nutrish


Don't forget to look to the left to print your coupons!
Also, Kroger customers, remember to load your digital coupons from the Kroger website, Shortcuts, and Cellfire. The digital can be used with paper.


Have a great shopping day!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bufferin Moneymaker at Walgreens

Buy one Bufferin Low Dose 81mg 130 ct for $5.99
Use the $3 coupon from yesterday's paper, along with the $3 coupon from WG's Oct coupon booklet (you can find it in-store by the ads)
This will make it free. (you will need a small, cheap filler for the overage and extra coupon)
Use the mail in rebate form from the paper and get $2.99 back!

Loading up Facebook!

I've loaded up Facebook this morning with stuff. I'll post a few here, but some are Facebook only freebies (you have to have a FB account to get them) so if you don't, make one!!

Check out info on Bass Pro Shops Halloween events, starting Oct 22nd

Get Taste of Home for $3.99/yr, up to 3 years using the code SOUTHERN
at checkout

Get Woman's Day for $3.73/yr using the code PXSS1024 at checkout, today only

Get a free digital edition on Betty Crocker's Soups, Stews & Chilies

FREE Martha Stewart Thanksgiving recipe e-cookbook

Free Letters to God dvd while supplies last

Free sample of Migralex OTC migraine medicine

Be sure to check out the Facebook page for more!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


After a disasterous shopping trip with my husband to Food Lion the other day...(never take hungry men to the store!) I ran back today because I was out of oil. Go figure.
So, I got:

2 Louana oils $1.99 each, used (2) .50 coupons= $1.49 each
2 jars Prego 2 for $3.33, used 2 $1 coupons= 2/$1.33
1 Post cupcake pebbles cereal $1.43, used .75 coupon= .68
1 loaf bread .99
7 Ronzoni garden delights fettuccine $7/7, used 7 $1.00 coupons= FREE
2 Ronzoni Garden Delights spaghetti $2/2, used 2 $1 coupons= FREE
1 milk $2.07
1 cottage cheese $2.69
also used (2) $2 cats from Glade deal before

Total: $6.74!

My money makers!

These were my money makers at RA this week that I forgot to post! They were all free after rebate, and I use 2 $2 coupons and a $5/$25 coupon, making a $9 profit!

coming up!

Best deals at Walgreens coming up:

Nivea For Men Body Wash 2/$5
- $3 (RP 10/17) - use two
$1 overage!

Mucinex Nasal Spray $7.99
get $7.99 RR

Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment $2.59
get $2.59 RR

Ricola Drops $1 (buy 2)
use .50 Wags Oct booklet
and $1/2 (S 10/17)


Rite Aid's free after rebate this week:

Bee M.D. Cough Drops- $2.49
Beyond BodiHeat Wraps-$2.99
Blink Tears $7.99
Bioguard Advanced Probiotic Ear, Nose and Throat Care $6.99
Boiron Children's Chestal Honey Cough Syrup-$4.99

Children's Oscillococcinum Natural Flu Medicine $4.99
$1 coupon

Cold Buster $6.99
ColdWar $3.99

Simply Saline Adult Nasal Mist $3.99

Simply Saline Children's Nasal Mist $3.99

ThermaCare $2.99
coupon here
VV (video values) coupon

TheraMax Allergy or Cold and Flu Spray-$6.99

Also good deals:

Vicks Adult DayQuil or NyQuil 6 oz or Liquicaps 12 ct, VapoRub 1.76 oz or Inhaler 2/$8
get $3/2 +UP Reward
use $1.50 c/o any Vicks (P&G 10/10)

Febreze Noticeables Warmer - 2/$5,
get $1 +UP wyb 2
use $3/1 Febreze Noticeables Kit or Warmer (P&G 09/26/10- use 2)
$2 profit? (assuming RA allows overage)


*I post the deals I am likely to take advantage of. Feel free to post any deal you come up with as well. Just click comment! We all thank you!

Friday, October 15, 2010

shopping this week

It's been a little nutty this week with the kids home from school for fall break. I haven't done a ton, but I did get in on a few deals:


4 Kotex liners .94/each, used (2) $2/2 coupons= .24 overage
1 pkg Avery labels $4, used $5/1 coupon= $1.00 overage
Olay bar soap $2.48- $2 coupon (sent to me from someone) $.48
Garnier Herbashine Haircolor, clearance $3.50, used $3 coupon= .50


1 Halls Refresh $1.00, got $1 RR
1 Noxema razors $3.99, used .75 coupon= $3.24, got back $3 RR
2 Nivea bodwashes for men $9, used (2) $1 coupons and 1 previous $3 RR= $4, got $4 RR (needed filler)

Then I took the $2 coupon out of the razors and did that deal again.

Rite Aid: Yep, I went.
Some of the Sinful nail polish was ringing up .99, some $1.99, although it was all marked $1.99. Nail polishes are BOGO1/2 off, so the .99 ones were ringing up one at .99 and one at .50, but you got back $1 in UP rewards for every one purchased. I bought several and received an UP for each one. I went back today, but I kind of screwed up.
I decided to buy the colors I wanted, clearance or not, and picked up 6. I also picked up 2 bags of M&M's Fun packs. (2/$4, with $1 UP back) I forgot one of the colors in the basket though. In the end, I bought 5, 2 M&M's. I used (2) $1 M&M coupons, and 7 $1 UPs, paid $1.55 OOP and got back 6 $1 UPS

Food Lion:
The best deal I got there this week were the Ronzoni Garden Delights pasta on sale for $1 each with the $1 blinkie in front of them. All were free.

Have a great shopping day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Trade in your board games!

Toys R Us is having a deal where you can trade in your old board games for 30% off new Hasbro ones! You can trade in as many as you like, but you only get 1 discount per game, and you must purchase your new game the day of the trade in. This is great for games that have missing pieces.
This runs through Saturday, so hurry out!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A few deals

Here are a few things standing out to me:

Halls Refresh Lemon Raspberry Drops $1, get a $1 RR. Use .75 coupons from Sept or Oct All You and make .75!

Gillette, Old Spice, and Zest Body wash are $3/10, get a $3 RR wyb 3. Use (3) $2 Gilette Body Wash coupons to get 3/$1 after RR

Noxzema Disp Razors 4 Pk Triple or 4 Blade $3.99, get $3 RR, use $1 coupon from 9/19 making them FREE after coupon and RR.

Right Guard is BOGOF. Prices are around $2.99-$3.99. $3/2 coupon for the $3.99 ones, making it 2/.99 at (link to the left)


Rite Aid has all of the free after single check rebates from my previous post. Remember you can only claim your rebate once a month, so if you are going to do the deals the rest of the month, do not send off for it.

There is also:

Dove Shampoo or Conditioner 2/$6. Buy 1, use the $2 video values coupon (got to the Rite Aid website and watch videos for extra coupons) and either a $1 coupon or a .75 coupon, depending on what you have to get it for free or .25
(Dove Shampoo also qualifies toward the buy $15, get a $5 UP on Dove products)

There is a $1.50 UPS reward on Nyquil/Dayquil. Someone told me that the Sinex counts and there is a $4 coupon out (it's on sale $4.99) I have not verified this myself.

Since I don't do much in the way of RA so far, (I'm easing into it :P) Maven of Saven posted the coupon match ups here.


Print Redplum coupons here.

Get a $40 photo book here free if you're a new customer. Use code: 1FBLGB-7W

Print $1 off of Coffeemate here.


Some CVS shoppers with coupon machines are getting .99 off of Brach's candy corn coupons when they scan their card, making them free this week. Some others are also getting $5 off Halloween purchase coupons.


Have a great shopping day!

Friday, October 8, 2010


My mistake! The freebie list for the meds at Rite Aid I gave you is for the NEXT week (Oct 17-23rd)

Here are this coming week's:

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter $1.99

Antiox Immune Support Shots $2.99

Blistex Ointment $1.49

Comtrex $3.99

Emergen-C Immune Booster Shots $3.49

Kids-Eeze $4.99

NasaDock Plus Drying Stand $5.99

NasoGel Moisturizing Spray $5.99

NasaMist Spray All-in-One $9.99

PediaCare $4.99

PediaCare Gentle Vapors $6.99

Secrets $2.99

Rite Aid free candy!

There are bags of candy at Rite Aid (not Halloween candy, reg candy in the candy aisle) that are ringing up the sale price of $2/$5. You are supposed to get a $1 up reward, but they are also printing (2) $2 rewards! They are around 14oz bags and not in fun packs.

Swedish Fish
Jolly Rancher Pops
Sour patch kids
Cow Tail Minis
Skittles red or orange bag
Jolly Ranchers
Tootsie Roll pops
Charms Blow Pops
Air Heads
Life Savers
Starburst original and tropical

Also next week at RA, there will be lots of free after single check rebate medicines:

Bee M.D. Cough Drops- $2.49
Beyond BodiHeat Wraps-$2.99
Blink Tears $7.99
Bioguard Advanced Probiotic Ear, Nose and Throat Care $6.99
Boiron Children's Chestal Honey Cough Syrup-$4.99
Children's Oscillococcinum Natural Flu Medicine $4.99
Cold Buster $6.99
ColdWar $3.99
Simply Saline Adult Nasal Mist $3.99
Simply Saline Children's Nasal Mist $3.99
ThermaCare $2.99
TheraMax Allergy or Cold and Flu Spray-$6.99

Be on the lookout!

Be on the lookout at McDonald's for a Halloween coupon book. It costs $1, and comes with coupons for free items!
3 FREE Small Cones
3 FREE Apple Dippers
3 FREE Small Apple Juices or Milk Jugs
3 FREE Hamburgers

The coupons are good from 11/1 to 12/31, and can only be redeemed (supposedly) by kids 12 and under.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mini round up

Get $5 off a Leapster Learning Game

Have you signed up for VocalPoint? It's free and you get all kinds of sweet offers! Most recent are a free box of Barilla Plus Pasta, and you can apply for a free Bounce dryer bar! They always have really cool stuff to offer!

The Strawberry Shortcake Sweetest Styles Set is $9.99 at some Toys R Us stores. If you have the coupon from a couple of weeks ago for $10 off, it's FREE

Vista Print is having an Everything for $0 campaign. You have to pay shipping, but they have some great stuff up!

Get a free Homemade Halloween Decorations e-book!

There is a Bakugan Battle League free event at Toys R Us next Sat, the 9th. Participants will receive a free league book, membership card, and special abilities card, plus there's a chance to win prizes. There is a list of participating stores at the link. Look to the left.

Get a free biscuit for signing up for the Bojangles e-club

Garnier Moisture Rescue sample

First 500,000 get free Advil

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Walmart, Walgreens and Food Lion

I totally forgot to post the deals I found at Walmart this week..probably because they were few. LOL
I found St Ives lotion marked down to $1.00 each, and used .75 coupons
I found some boxes of Garnier Herbashine marked down to $3.50 each and used $3 coupons
Canning jars for $6, and I used a $5 coupon (the company sent it to me)
A large laundry basket marked down to $1
2 Kraft Homestyle Deluxe dinners $2 each and I used $1.50 coupons

Walgreens today went well!

I bought:

1 Shick Hydro 5 razor for $7.99, used a $4 coupon
1 Shick Hydro Gel shaving cream $2.99, used a free wyb razor coupon
2 pencil sharpeners (fillers because I needed them, on clearance for .50 each)
1 EOS Honeysuckle lip balm $3
2 Nivea Lip care $1 each, used (2) $1 coupons
I also paid with (2) $2 RR, and 1 $3.50 RR
My total was $1.51 ($1.02 was TAX!!), and I got back a

$3 RR for the EOS, and a $4 RR for the razor, making them both free


At Food Lion today, I bought:

(2) 2 liters of Diet Coke $1.98/2, used a $1 off wyb (2) 2 liters and $4 in meat, frozen, or produce
2 Ronzoni elbow macaroni $1.12/2, used $1/2 coupon = .12/2
2 Ronzoni spaghetti $1.12/2, used a $1/2 coupon= .12/2
4 Kraft mac and cheese $1.48/4
4 Kraft 3 cheese shredded cheese $5/4, used (2) $1/2 coupons= $3/4
2 Kraft singles $2.38/2, used $1/2 coupon = $1.38/2
marked down large pack chicken thighs $2.89
2 Ore Ida easy fries $2/2, used a .50 and a .75 coupon=.75/2
2 Glade twin pack scented oil= $9.98, used a BOGOF coupon (the coupon took of the presale price of $5.99)and $3 instant savings= .99
I also used a $3 cat and 2 $2 cats, total was $5.25


I am running out of space for cheese. LOL
Have a great shopping day!

Facebook round up

New today: get a free 20 pg purse photo book from Walgreens. You do have to pay $2.99 shipping.

Pampers codes:
FacebookOct2010-- 10 pts

Check out MyCokeRewards for a $5 Chili's GC for 140 pts

Join the Chavrie Goat cheese club for a free Chavrie Goat cheese product coupon. Use UPC 7055170053

$5/$25 TGI Fridays coupon, good until 10/9

Sign in or Register for Unilever coupons

Free Chip and fountain drink wyb a regular chopped salad, a regular sub, or a large sub at Quiznos

So, what did you miss? If you aren't on Facebook, or aren't following ME on Facebook, what did you miss?

A free Aleve sample
A free sample of Vaseline lotion
A printable coupon for $2/2 Nivea lip care, making them free at Walgreens
A free Garlic Cheese Slider from White Castle
A $5/$25 coupon from Dollar General
A free 8x10 collage print from Walgreens

OH NO!! Don't miss out on anything else! Follow me on Facebook!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Food Lion: the Experience


The last 2 days, I did pretty good. (If I do say so myself)


4 boxes of spaghetti $2.24 ($4.48, BOGOF), used 2 $1/2 coupons = .24/4
5 Kraft mac and cheese $1.90
1 Capri-Sun FREE (wyb 5 mac and cheese coupon)
1 Taco Bell dinner kit $$1.49, used $.75 coupon= .74
1 Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta (not on the BOGOF, but on sale for $1), used $1 coupon= FREE
2 Jif PB (not on BOGOF)
2 Smuckers jelly (not on BOGOF), got $5 off for getting them, the Jif and the Capri sun
2 green peppers $.68

I was able to print out 2 more $5 Kraft coupons at my mom's, so I did the same transaction as before:

4 Philly Cream cheese (the soft ones) .94 each =$3.76
2 Kraft cheese slices-$1.19 each= $2.38
4 bags shredded cheese $1.39 each= $5.56
Total: $11.70, used 2 $5 coupons, making all if it $1.70

6 small cans of biscuits= $4.14, used (2) .75/3 coupons = $2.64, got back $3 catalina
2 Glade scented oil twin packs = $9.98, used BOGOF coupon= $4.99, used $2 cat from previous candle deal= FREE after instant $3 off
Kraft BBQ sauce= $.79
can of corn .79
2 Kraft Miracle whip=$3.98, used $1/2= $2.98/2

Used a $3 cat from previous biscuit deal
Yesterday's total: $13.08, and I got back a $3 cat.

Today's trip:
bread .99
4 Kraft mac and cheese=$1.48
4 Ronzoni spaghetti= $2.24, used 2 $1/2 coupons= .24/4
2 packages boneless, skinless chicken $3.34 and $3.54
4 packages of Kraft shredded cheese. I got some that said it has Philly in it that rang up $2.50 (bogof), so $5.00/4, used (2) $1/2 coupons=$3/4
1 bag charcoal $3.50-$2.50 coupon= $1
6 small cans Pillsbury biscuits $4.14, used (2) $.75/3 coupons= $2.24, got back $3 cat
4 Glade candles $15.16, used 2 bogof coupons = $7.58 - instant $3 off= $5.58, used $2 previous cat= $3.58, got back (2) $2 cats
Charmin mega pack, 3 day sale $4.99- $.50 coupon= $4.49
used $3 cat from biscuits

Total today OOP: $21.71, got back $3, $2, $2 cats for a total of $14.71

I had a good time. I don't know if I will go back before Monday though.


I know a couple of people told me they don't have Facebook, so I may try to do a round-up from there later today or tomorrow. I do encourage you to set up a generic Facebook page at least, because the coupons you can get from Facebook are fantastic. Just go into your account settings and set everything to private if you are worried about that. :) Be sure when you do set up a Facebook, you like me here to get stuff posted on your wall.

Have a great shopping day!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Free Estee Lauder 10 day foundation sample

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To guarantee a perfect fit, visit your nearest Estée Lauder Counter in October and receive a 10-day supply of your ideal liquid foundation in your shade. Free, no purchase necessary.

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*Offer good while supplies last. One to a customer, please.

Great American Free Cookie Giveaway

FREE Cookie Giveaway!

The Reading is SWEET: 2010 National Book Drive kicks off on October 1st with a FREE Original Chocolate Chip Cookie* giveaway from 10AM-2PM. Just visit one of our participating stores for your free cookie.

And, throughout October, you can receive a FREE Cookie of Your Choice by donating a new or gently read book at your local Great American Cookies store**. All books collected at each store will be offered as a donation to a local branch of the public library or a local charity.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Food Lion trip today

I love this BOGOF sale!!! I had a great time!

Here are some of the deals I got: (remember BOGOF rings each one up at 1/2 price)

First, I wanted to use my 2 $5/5 Kraft coupons, so I got:

4 Philly Cream cheese (the soft ones) .94 each =$3.76
2 Kraft cheese slices-$1.19 each= $2.38
4 bags shredded cheese $1.39 each= $5.56
Total: $11.70, used 2 $5 coupons, making all if it $1.70 :)

I also bought 5 Kraft macaroni and cheeses for .38 each. I had a coupon to get a free Capri Sun wyb a 5 pack, so I decided to try it with buying 5 seperate ones, since that was what was in a 5 pack and it worked. There is a deal to get $5 off of your order wyb 5 items: Capri Sun, Jif, Smuckers, etc. So I used the Capri sun toward that deal.

(If you have a $1 off Jif and Smuckers you can also use those coupons, but I didn't have it in my box)

I got 2 Jif ($2 each) 2 Smuckers jelly ($2 each) and 1 Capri-sun ($2.07/free with coupon) The total there was $8, got $5 off, so $3 for all of it

Planters Flavor Grove nuts are BOGOF, making them $1.74 each, and I used .75 coupons.

2 Cinnamon Toast Crunch (my 6 year old's favorite) $3.70 for both (BOGOF), used a $1/2 coupon, so $2.70 for both or $1.35 each.

Ritz Crackers 3 for $5.76 (BOGOF), and there was a tear pad to get $2 off of 3, so $3.76 for 3 or $1.25 each.

Kraft Miracle Whip $3.98/2 (BOGOF), used a $1/2 coupon, so $2.98 for both or $1.49 each

Cream of Wheat Cinnabon $3.79 (not BOGOF) Used $2 printed coupon I had. $1.79

Food Lion snack mix $2 (not BOGOF), used $1.10 FL coupon from tearpad $.90

3 Taco Bell dinner kits (BOGOF) $4.47, used (3) $ .75 coupons (on product)= $2.22/3 or .74 each

2 Ronzoni penne (BOGOF) $1.40/2, used $1/2 coupon= .40/2 or .20 each

2 Ronzoni spaghetti $1.12/2 (BOGOF) used $1/2 coupon = .12/2 or .06 each

Nilla Wafers BOGOF $1.59. Used a $1.00 off wyb Nilla and Jello gellatin or pudding. It was .99, so I'll just count it as free pudding. :)

2 Ore Ida fries $4.50/2, used a $1.00/2 Food Lion coupon, so $3.50/2 or $1.75 each

Kingsford Charcoal (our grill is gas, but we use this at picnics sometimes) $3.49 (BOGOF) Used $2.50 coupon, so .99

Perdue popcorn chicken $7.99, free coupon from SheSpeaks, so FREE

Also things I bought at BOGOF: green peppers, small carrots, boneless skinless chicken breasts, picnic ham

I did the Glade deal:

4 Glade candles, used 2 BOGOF coupons and 1 $1.50/2 coupon (The bogof coupons are getting a free one because I'm buying one, the other is off of the candle I'm buying to get the free one) This required a manager key, but it took. It's up to the cashier usually if you can use the other coupon, but most stores take them that way. Not all. Total: $6.08, get $3 off instantly, total $3.08, got back (2) $2 Catalinas, making it a .92 money maker.

(I also noticed 2 packs of scented oil are $4.99, buy 2 and use a BOGOF coupon, then the $3 will come off and you will pay $1.99 for 2 twin packs. No catalina, but cheap if you can use them)

I also did the biscuit deal again that I posted before.
6 small packs Pillsbury biscuits .69 each = $4.14, use (2) .75/3 coupons =$2.64, get back a $3 cat.

I also bought Louana canola oil $1.99-.50 coupon $1.49

After also buying a few other things I needed, the total was around $239 before MVP card, $139 after the mvp card, and my final total after coupons was $84.94. I got back $7 in catalinas, making my total after $ back $77.94 :)

I feel good about it! :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Simple Card

I want to start off by saying that sent me these cards to try and asked that I blogged about them. The opinions are my own.

So, I've ordered lots of custom cards. offered me these postcards (a $19 value) to try, and I had never done postcards before, only greeting cards (greeting cards are $25- shipping included), so I thought I'd customize some to have on hand.

I REALLY like the quality. They are nice and thick, ready to mail, and the picture of my boys on the front is crystal clear. I was able to pick the font and have my name and address already on them. On one side (the part where you would write a greeting) I simply had printed: "Hello there! Just thinking of you and wanted to say hello!" That way, underneath, I can write a personalized greeting. On the other side is my name and address so I just have to stamp them and drop them in the mail.

I think I may use them in the future. The price is a little higher than I normally would pay, but I really am pleased with the quality and how quickly they came.

Short shopping trip yesterday

I hate to run some errands, so I blew into Walgreens.

I bought:

Emergen-C 10 pack for $3.49 (produced $3.50RR so FREE)
Vick's Sinex $6- used $4 coupon and it produced a $2 RR, so FREE
Charmin 6 pack double roll $2.99 with in-ad coupon, also used .50 coupon ($2.49)
3 activity pads (fillers $1/3)
2 Pantene Restore Beautiful Lengths shampoos. They were free, and here's how:

They are supposed to be on sale 2/$8 and get a $2 RR. They are ringing up BOGO50% off. ONLY the Restore Beautiful Lengths work for this deal. Use (2) $2 coupons from the Sept P&G insert. After sale and coupons, the total is $2 OOP, and you will get $2 RR back. FREE after RR!

I paid with last week's $1.50 and $5 RR, paid $5.65 (Tax included) OOP and got back $7.50 in RR

That makes me smile! Have a great shopping day!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

How about free biscuits?


Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Good Products (9/6 - 10/3): (Crescents, Cookies, Sweet rolls, Grand Biscuits, Grand Cinnamon Rolls, Pie Crusts, Dinner Roller,
Loaves, Bread Sticks or Pizza Crust)
Buy 4, get $1
Buy 5, get $2
Buy 6 or more, get $3 on your next order

At Food Lion, the little cans are .69 each (not the Grands, the regular biscuits)
Buy 6 for $4.14, use 2 $.75/3 coupons (my store even has these blinkies in front of them!!)
Total: $2.64, get back a $3 catalina.

I tried this today and it's working. :)

Coupon printing help

Some coupons print in IE and not FF and vice versa.
Look in your address bar for help!!

If your address bar looks like this (I erased the http:// to prevent a link):

then the wg makes is a FF link

if it says

then it is a IE link. (It may also say vi, so it wi doesn't work for you, try vi)

So, if you have FF and your link is IE, then simply change the wi to wg and try to print! It won't always work, but it will work a good percentage of the time. Only do this if you aren't having luck printing a coupon. You don't have to do it with every one.

**you can also use xs if you are using Safari

Walgreens deals

this week:

Zegerid OTC (14 ct) $10
Use $4 Coupon in the August All You or there was a $3 Coupon (8/15 SS)
PLUS submit $10 mail in rebate that will print at the register.
$3 or $4 money maker, depending on coupon

Airwick iMotion
(should be about $3.99)
Use $4 coupon (8/29 SS)

Thermacare Heat Wraps (Single Pack) $2.49
Get $1.50 RR when you buy 1
Use $1 printable coupon
FREE after RR

Reach Dental Floss or Prevent Toothbrush $.99 (with in ad coupon)
Use $1 coupon (5/16 RP) or print a coupon for $1
FREE after both coupons *you need a filler for this. Remember you can't have more coupons than you do items

Trident Gum $.79 (with in ad coupon)
Use $1/2 Coupon in the Sept coupon book found in the store
use the $1/3 Coupon (9/12 SS)
Total: $.37/3

Gain Dish Liquid (11 oz) $.89 (with in ad coupon)
use $1 Coupon (8/29 P&G)

Campbell's Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom soup $.79 (with in ad coupon)
$1.50/3 coupon here.
.29 each when you buy 3

Quaker Oats $2/3
Use $1 coupon from (8/29V) or (9/12RP) or here
You WILL need to buy 2
$.50 each

Free (after rewards) Huggies?

Ok, we all know, due to my blondeness, I am having issues with the Rite Aid program, BUT....I was informed of this deal, so bear with me:

Buy 3 Huggies at $8.99 each (Must be Pure and Natural diapers)
Use the $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon found here.
Use THREE $3 Pure and Natural coupons. You can find them here, or try or (link for on the left)
Watch the Video Values video for Huggies and get a $1 coupon

Using all of these brings your total to $11.97. You will get a $10 gift card and $2 in Up rewards. (or you may get $6 in Up rewards- one per pack?) either way, free after all of that, and maybe a money maker.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Food Lion good deal alert

Save $3 on Holly Farms chicke wyb Shake n Bake and Kraft dressing.

I bought Shake n Bake $1.67, use coupon here
Kraft dressing, used .55 coupon
Holly Farms chicken breasts .86/lb, package was $3.15

Total: $2.52

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