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!