Monday, June 20, 2011

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day freebies

Here's a freebie round up for those who don't hang with me on Facebook:

IKEA restaurants are offering it's .99 cent breakfast, along with a cup of coffee to mom on Sunday before 11 AM for FREE.

TCBY is offering Mom free frozen yogurt on Sunday

Ruby Tuesday is offering Mom a free red-velvet gourmet cupcake Sunday with dinner...reservations are recommended.

Get Mom a free admission to National Public Gardens tomorrow, May 6th

Send Mom an e-card from Denny's and she will also get a coupon for a free Pancake Puppies Sundae

Take the kids to Lowe's on Saturday and let them make a Mother's Day vase for mom. The clinic is free. Sign up here.

You can print a photo frame for mom here, compliments of Chuck E Cheese

24 Hour Fitness is offering a free Zumba class on Saturday for Mother's Day

Have a great one! I'll add any more that come across me. :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Batteries at Rite Aid .24 to .49?!

IF you can find them, Duracell 10 packs of AA batteries (UPC 4133304864) and AAA batteries (UPC 4133317064) are ringing up $2.24. Get a price check before you buy anything. They aren't marked and they aren't that price at all stores. Use the $1 coupon from the P&G insert this weekend, and if they have them, the $1 RA peelie on them to get them for .24

Also, there are 20 packs AA (UPC 4133375864) and AAA (UPC       
4133301548) ringing up $3.49, use the same coupons and get back a $1 UP, making them .49 Again, maybe you can find them, maybe you can't, but if you can, it's a fantastic deal!)

Editing to add that it seems finding the 10 packs on sale is more widespread than finding the 20 packs, so check both sizes.

Monday, May 2, 2011

What all do you usually get free?

Are there things you just don't pay for? Rarely pay for? Have a maximum amount to pay?

I was telling someone the other day about what I don't usually pay for. Of course, there are some exceptions...if I reallllly need to roll my UPS or RR's...if I REALLLLY like a certain poduct...if it is requested by someone in my household..but generally, I don't pay (or pay BARE minimum OOP for):

body wash

I DO pay for it occasionally (but it's rare, and if I do, I pay very very little)  I also pay very little for make up, laundry detergent ($2 MAX!), toilet paper, pasta, condiments, hair color, styling aids, etc.

What do you stock up on free or almost free?

Sunday's shopping...

Can you believe I left my list at home? Actually, if you know me, you probably can. Anyway, here's what I did:

Rite Aid:

Profoot products are 3/$15, you get a $2 UP wyb 3, AND a $10 rebate wyb 3
I bought 3, used 3 $1 coupons, so after coupons, UP and SCR (single check rebate), all 3 are free.. (limit of 1 on this)

I bought an Oral B manual toothbrush for $2.99, used a $1 coupon, got back a $2 up, so it was free. (limit 4, includes Scope and Crest toothpaste)

I bought 1 Frosted Flakes at $1.99, used a $1 coupon

I bought 4 Revlon nail tools. They are 40% off, and you get a $4 up wyb 2 (limit 4)
I bought 2 nail clippers (.87 each)
             1 emery boards (.75)
             1 Crazy Shine nail buffer $2.09 (and there is a $2 SCR on this one-limit 1) Total $2.49, got back $8 ups and will get $2 back = $7.51 MM

Paid with UPs and $1.91 OOP (.56 subtotal!), got back $12 ups and will get back $12 on my SCR



I bought:

Noxema Razors $3.99, used $2 coupon, got back $3 RR
GUM flossers $2, got back $2 RR
Bic Soliel razors (I love these) $5.99, used $3 coupon, got back $2 RR= .99
Head and Shoulders shampoo and conditioner 2/$8, used BOGOF coupon, got back $2 RR= $1 each
3 Cadbury caramel eggs (fillers) .37 each
1 Hallmark card .99

paid with RRs and $2.40 OOP
Got back $9 RR

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My $13.60 Walmart run

I bought:

6 Nivea bodywashes (3 mens, 3 womens) @ $3 each, used 6 $3 Nivea coupons= FREE
1 Frigo cheese single .33, used $.50 coupon= +.17
red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing (just to make you drool) marked down to $1.80
1 toy for my son's birthday, marked down to $2.50 :)
1 Candyland game $5, used $2 coupon to get it for $3 (and can send off for a free Tombstone pizza!)
2 packs of rubberbands .46 each
1 Digiorno pizza $4.98, used a $4 coupon
1 box of lasagna noodles $1.54
2 cans of Pedigree (which was oddly cheaper than the Alpo) $.68 each

Total $11.93, plus tax = $13.60

Things that upset me...

I have been hearing lots of things lately, couponing related, that just really get to me. Let me tell YOU so you don't make these mistakes:

No, you cannot copy a coupon. You cannot scan it and copy just can't. I've mentioned this before. This includes printables, .pdfs (which are usually unlimited anyway as long as the manufacturer still has them up), Rite Aid Video Values (which are uniquely coded), or any other coupon.

You SHOULD NOT go in to a store like Rite Aid or Walgreens, buy a bunch of the rewards products (UP or RR) and then return the products. I am not saying you can't return ANYTHING, because we all have occasional returns, but if you are buying with the intent to return to get the rewards and cash's wrong. Plain and simple.

You should NOT go in and take 40 of something from the shelf, leaving none for others just because you have 40 coupons. If you must, spread it out over several days and give other people a chance to get deals. Remember, there is always another sale.

Please be courteous and respectful to your cashiers as much as possible. I realize there are some bad cashiers out there. I realize you need to stand up for yourself if something isn't going right. It's just not right, however, to go and be rude and nasty to a cashier just because you CAN.

Remember..we're all in this together. Thanks!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Walgreens policy?

Looking over Walgreens' coupon policy, it states:

"When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.”

The question I have been asked was can you stack the Walgreens coupons in the insert this weekend with the in-ad coupons and according to this policy, it looks like yes. The long and short of it is...I'm not really sure and I'm willing to bet it will be up to the cashier taking your order or management. But, looking at the looks like you can.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Loving Walgreens this week!!

...even if I did screw up and forget a coupon. I did 2 transactions, which I rarely do for this very reason. Anyway, on transaction one, I got:

2 Dove chocolate singles, using the in-ad coupon that made them .39 each and a .75/2 coupon...making them .03 for 2!

1 Reach floss..$2.99, got a $2 RR (this is where I screwed up..I had a $2 coupon I forgot to give her. They offered to call the manager to fix it, but I declined since it was my mistake)

3 Scotch tapes, used the buy 1 get 2 free coupon and 3 $1 off coupons, making $1.01 overage

1 Nasogel spray, $4.99, used a $3 coupon (any Nasogel) $1.99 and got back $5 RR

1 Airwick compact $3.99 on sale, used a $4 coupon= FREE

1 pack of gum .99 (to help my cashier be top seller in her district- hey, they're good to me there)

1 Goody headband with bonus ponytail holders $3.00 on sale, got back a $3 RR

Used a couple of small RR's to pay and $5.10 OOP, got back $10 in RR


Transaction 2:

Colgate Total toothpaste $3, used $1 coupon
Colgate 360 toothbrush $3, used $1 coupon
got back a $4 RR for buying 2 = both free

nasogel spray $4.99, used $3 coupon= $1.99, got back $5 RR= +$3.01

2 Airwick compacts $3.99 each, used (2) $4 coupons= Free + .02

1 Goody Barrettes with bonus ponytail holders $3, got back $3 RR= FREE

4 bags of M&M's on sale 2/$4, used $1/2 coupon from April book (takes off twice), $2/2 Mars coupon and a $1/2 Mars coupon, making them .75/bag

1 pack of gum .99

used a couple of RR's and $2.82 OOP and got back $12 in RR


After that I rushed to Rite Aid, but I didn't do any big shopping. I went for one deal

I bought 4 Nivea bodywashes (2 men, 2 women) @ 3.99 each= $15.96. I used (4) $3 off coupons and one $3/$15 survey coupon, making them .96 plus tax ($1.74) and got back a $5 UP reward.


Have fun at Walgreens and I hope you have a great shopping day!

*these are the deals I did. There are more in the ad. Color Wonder, etc, but my store was out. Take a good look at your ads!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Shopping shopping shopping....

Rite Aid has this deal where you buy $20 in John Frieda, Biore, Curel, and/or Jergens and get a $10 UP. I did this 3x over 2 transactions today.
I got:
2 Biore Strips ($7.99 each)
2 Biore Cleansers ($7.99 each)
4 John Frieda Full Repair shampoos ($5 each)
2 other John Frieda shampoos ($5 each)


I used:
6 ($2) John Frieda coupons
1 $2/$10 video value coupon (good on Full repair)
2 Buy strips get cleanser free from Biore
1 $1 Biore coupon
1 $1 VV coupon

$29.98 (paid for mostly in UPS) and got back $30 in UPS making it all FREE.


Walgreens also has Biore on sale $5.99 each, and you get a $5 RR wyb 2
I bought 2, used a BOGOF coupon and a $1 coupon, which made them free as well after RR.


At Food Lion I found a great deal on Land O Frost Wrap kits. They are normally $6.98, and they had one flavor, turkey and pepper jack, marked down to $2.10, and there were $1 peelies right on them! I paid $1.10 each! Eack kit makes 5 wraps.

There's also a deal where you buy Kraft salad dressing and Shake and Bake and you get $3 off of chicken. I was going to buy chicken anyway, so I bought the other two ($2.50 for the dressing and $1.67 for the Shake and Bake) and used a .50 coupon on the dressing (Kraft product coupon. I bought chicken that was $3.18, so I paid $3.85 for all of it.


That's about all I headed out for today. It was a light day, but a good one. Have a great shopping day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amazon deals!!

Get a Free Mr Potato Head when you spend $25 on select Playskool items

Get The Shawshank Redemption for only $3.99!

Get a Logitech Wave wireless keyboard and laser mouse for only $34.99 after $15 rebate (form provided)

Buy one Hasbro game and get one 50% off

Get $5 off select Fisher Price toys when you spend $20

Get $5 off select Hasbro girls toys with a $20 purchase.

And check this out for Easter basket fillers under $10!

Join Amazon Mom for free 2 day shipping and Prime benefits!

Monday, April 11, 2011


I have heard all about J’aime Kirlewon Extreme Couponing. I am here to warn you that some of the things she did was considered coupon FRAUD.
**You may NOT copy printed coupons. Generally, you can print 2 per computer, and if you have access to more than one computer, then you can print more, but copying them is a no-no and ILLEGAL.
**You may NOT use one coupon on something completely different. If you use a $4 toilet paper coupon on detergent just because the barcodes match, or because it doesn't "beep", it's still FRAUD.
**You may NOT use expired coupons! Most stores will catch this, but some may not. YOU need to read the date. Of course, sometimes one might get by by accident, but if you knowingly use expired ones, you are WRONG!!
**If the coupon says NO TRIAL SIZE then you may not USE it on trial size. Read the restrictions, please.

I am angry, sad, and disappointed that TLC would put something like that out there for new couponers to see. Personally, I hope now her stores watch her like a hawk. You can save and do it right. All this will do is make things much harder for couponers and we all lose.

Monday, April 4, 2011

What did I buy yesterday?

You know how sometimes you come out of the store with bags...and a receipt and you're just in a daze and can't remember half of what you bought? Just me? Never mind then... According to my receipts, here's what I bought:


I had RR's to burn and I needed sodas, so I got

4 12 pack of Pepsi products ( 'cause that was what was on sale...I miss my Diet Coke) 4/$13, got a $3 RR
2 packs of Turtles (candy) clearanced for $1.50/ impulse buy
1 Colgate toothpaste..this was supposed to be $2.99 with a $2.99RR...I used a .75 coupon, but I just looked at my receipt and it only rang up .75!! I don't know that that deal was...
1 Aussie shampoo and 1 Aussie hair spray..used a BOGOF coupon, got a $2 RR

Paid with RR's and $2.89 OOP (tax was $1.43) and got back $8 in RR


Rite Aid:

Totally in the daze here...wasn't thinking things through...
there is an UP reward for buying $10 worth of Conair brushes and they are BOGOF..I bought one at $6.49 and got another $6.49 one free, thinking it would put me over the $10, but RA doesn't work that way. The good news is, it's tracking, so I can go buy 2 more cheaper brushes and get the UP, so I'm not sweating it.

Also got 2 Scunci ponytail holders for $1.99, got $1.99 UPs for both...there is a limit of 2 for this reward.

I bought a Gillette Fusion ProGlide gift set for $9.99, used a $5 coupon from a P&G mailer and got back a $4 UP reward.

I used a $3/$15 coupon, UPs to pay, paid $1.51 OOP (tax was $1.05) and got back $8.98 in UPs


Have a great shopping day!

Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's- 4/12

April 12th is free cone day at Ben and Jerry's! Read about it here!

Fan page round up

What have I listed on Facebook lately? Let's see!

Sign up for USPS's sample showcase...even if you have a Start Sampling account, start a new one (different email) here, and answer a few questions to see if you qualify. Once you confirm your account from the link in your email, log in to see when the next box is released. It will be in just a few hours!

Get a free reusable shopping bag from Target on April 17th...they will be giving them to their first one million get there early.

According to 425 Magazine, bring your empty cosmetic containers to Origins on April 22nd and get samples! Read about it here.

Kids Eat Free at IHOP this per adult purchase. Read about it here.

Use your $5 Similac coupon from this weekend's paper at Walmart, where ready-to-feed 1qt bottles will give you overage!!!

Use your $1 Color Wonder coupons at Walgreens..they have On the Go packs in the ad on page 8 for 2/$3..use 2 coupons and get them for .50 each.

Get a $10/$50 coupon for Lowe's

Remember to check out my Facebook page. You can get there by clicking the Facebook badge to the left.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Snickers Eggs

Did you get a $1/2 Mars Easter candy coupon a couple of weeks ago?
Snickers Eggs (singles) are included, and guess what? They're on sale at Walgreens this week for .29 each! Buy 7 for a total of $2.03 and use 2 coupons, making them all .03!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Toy Story 3 View Master real binoculars and 3-D viewer

70% off!

My Kroger shop yesterday- saved 82%!

Sooo happy!! Kroger has a mega deal going on, where when you buy 10 participating items, you get $5 off. Prices are before mega discount (.50 each) I planned this out, ya'll.

6 Motrin PMs, $2.99 each, used 3 $6/2 coupons
2 Classico Alfredo sauces $2.49 each, used 2 $1 coupons
1 A1 Steak sauce $2.99, used $1 coupon
3 Philly Cooking Cremes, used 3 $1.50 coupons
2 Dannon Yogurt 4 packs $1.99 each, used 2 $1.00 coupons
1 Kraft singles $2.39, used .55 coupon and it says a $1 e-coupon that I don't remember loading, but OK!
3 Rice a roni and 1 pasta roni, $1.29 each, used buy 3 Rice a Roni's get 1 Pasta Roni free peelie
1 Frank's Wing Sauce $1.99, used .50 coupon (doubled)

Also bought (not part of sale)
Buitoni ravioli, marked down to $2.89
1 Egglands best cage free brown eggs, marked down to $1.69, used a .35 coupon (doubled)
1 Macaroni Grill Chicken Marsala $3.49, used free product coupon

Got $10 off for the mega sale, final total: $9.19

6 links to P&G coupons

Sign up for the Organize in Style books from P&G, packed full of coupons. There are 6 different links!
I was able to sign up at 4 of them, but I had already requested booklets recently, so it didn't let me at all 6. Be sure you put where you saw the offer (I put Facebook) or it won't go through.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sorry guys

I know I've been slacking on Facebook, but we've been so busy. My husband had a wreck and insurance and all of that is keeping me kind of stressed, plus we are down to one car while his gets fixed, so we've had to swap that out too. and I haven't been doing much shopping. I've also started spring cleaning, and I just haven't been feeling it lately. I will do my best to get some posts up every weekday. :) Bear with me.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter recall!!

Here's the link

Unilever Announces Recall of
Skippy® Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread Due to Possible Health Risk
Limited Recall of 6 Best-If-Used-By Dates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2011, Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Unilever United States, Inc. today announced a limited recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No other Skippy® products are affected by this recall.

The product was distributed to retail outlets in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The affected product, which is packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars, is as follows:
• UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782 (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code.)
• Best-If-Used-By Dates: MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1
(Stamped on the lid of the jar.)

To date, no illnesses related to this issue have been reported.

The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed that these finished products may contain the bacteria.

Consumers who have purchased Skippy® Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread with the above UPCs and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard the product immediately and call the company for a replacement coupon. Consumers can contact the company at 1-800-453-3432, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.
Copyright © 2011 Unilever.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Amazon's One Week Toys Sale

Stock up!!! Great deals!
Amazon Toy Sale

Ebates 10% back at Disney Store today only!

I got an email from Ebates today that they are offering 10% cash back on Disney Store purchases! If you haven't signed up for Ebates, you get cash back for shopping online through them!! Check them out!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rite Aid

Make sure you look in your 1/9 SS insert for $1 Johnsons baby coupons. You can also look for some online. They will be free after coupons and UP rewards this week.

Sucrets will be $2.99 with a $2 UP, use the $1.50 coupon from the 1/23 SS (.51 profit)

Right Guard bodywash is $3.99 with a $3 UP. If you can find peelies for $1 off on them, they will be free after UP

Dove shampoo/conditioner/stylers are 2/$6, with a $2 UP wyb 2. Use the $1 video values coupon, and (2) $1 coupons from the 1/30 RP insert and get them for .50 each after UP

Loreal products are buy $15 get $5 UP reward. Buy the Youth Code kit for $34.99, get a $5 SCR (single check rebate), 2 $5 UP rewards (make sure if you have the discount on your card that you take that into consideration) Use the $10 Youth Code Kit video values coupon and the $3 coupon coming out this weekend, then send off for this rebate ($3.01 profit after rebates, coupons and UP rewards if you have no discount on your card)

Oreo cookies are 2/$6 with a $1 UP wyb 2, and $1 monthly UPs. Use the $1/2 video values coupon and the $1/2 Oreo spring cookies coupon (if they are included) from (link to the left of the blog page) and get them for .50 each after UPs

Those are the things I see right away. Hope to find more! :)

Professional Hair straightener from Amazon

Regularly $299.99, only $49.99!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Great price on Barbie and Ken set

Amazon has "She said Yes" set for $5! Ships free with Amazon Prime or Amazon Mom. Eligible for super saver shipping on $25 or more otherwise.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Kroger 2/13

So, the sale right now is buy 10 participating items, get $3 off and a $3 coupon to use on your next visit. I got:

1 Diet coke 12 pack $2.99
2 ragu- used .60/2 coupon and $1 e-coupon= $1.28/2
5 Totinos pizzas, used $1/5= $3.75
2 Betty Crocker Fruit snacks, used .50/2 coupon (doubled) and .50 e coupon= $1.88/2
2 Country Crock margarine tubs, used .50 coupon (doubled)= $3.38/2
2 Kraft BBQ sauce$1.38/2
1 Coffeemate creamer FREE coupon= FREE
1 Pillsbury Sweet Temptations, used $1 coupon $1.19
Hefty Freezer bags $1.19, used .15 coupon (said do not double and was not coded to double) $1.04
1 5-pack mac and cheese $3.19, used a get 10 free Kool-aid wyb 5 pack coupon
12 Banquet meals $6.96, used $2/$10 frozen coupon for the frozen food I bought

This was a total of $9 off my order (the prices listed reflect that)

A few other deals
1 Colgate toothbrush $.98, used .40 coupon, doubled= .18
1 Field cheese hot dog .99, used .40 Kroger coupon, which surprisingly seemed to double .19

I bought a few other things we needed, spent $52.75 OOP and got back $9 for my next trip
my savings total was 46%. Not the best, but it will do.

Walgreens 2/13

not that great. There wasn't much going on sale wise and I'm just not impressed. I probably won't go back this week unless I find out some sort of hidden deal. I lost some RR's on this, but I needed to use some before they expired:

1 Venus Proglide razor $7.99, got back $4 RR= $3.99
2 Reach toothbrushes (because I needed them) $2.99 each, used $2/2 coupon, got back 1 $2 RR (only need 1 for the RR, but needed 2 for the coupon)= $1.98/2
1 Lysol no touch $11.99, used $3 coupon, got back $7 RR= $1.99
2 Plackers toothpicks $3/2
2 Crest Pro health large bottles $7/2, used 2 $2 coupons,= $3 for both (thought there was going to be a $2 RR, but it was for the smaller bottles and I didn't notice, but we needed these and $1.50 each is good)
1 candy filler .34
used  $23 in RR

OOP with tax was $6.48, got back $13

Rite Aid 2/13

My shopping trip for Rite Aid went well yesterday.

I got 2 of the Colgate Sensitive toothpastes that are $3.50 with a $3.50 UP reward, and used $1.50 coupons on both of them, making a profit of $3 (there is a limit of 2 UPs on these)

I bought 4 GE cfl lightbulbs for $2.99, got back 4 $2 UPs (limit is 4)= $3.96

2 Chex mix @ 2/$3, used a .50/2 coupon, and got back $1 UP each= .50/2

3 Excedrin (2 migraine and 1 regular) $4.99 each, used 3 free product coupons and got back 3 $1 UPs= $3 profit

4 Maalox $4.99 each, used $5 coupons, got back 4 $1 UPs= $4 profit

Gas X Prevention $4.99, used $4 coupon, got back $1 UP= free

3 Blink tears $7.99 each, used 3 $4 coupons, got back 3 $4 UPs= Free

2 Axe body spray $4.50 each, used BOGOF coupon, got back $3 UP= $1.50

paid with ups, OOP was (.88 subtotal, but you pay tax on precoupon amounts) $6.39, got back $40 in UPs
(it says total coupon savings at the bottom: $93.97!)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I plugged the number of comments into, and the winner is.............................................

#1- P.H. Originals!


Monday, January 31, 2011


So, I had a couple of the Neuragen $10 off coupons that expire today. Someone had sent them to me so I could get the SCR at Rite Aid, so I don't know which insert they were from. Anyway, I am moseying down the aisles at Walgreens and I see them on sale there! $14.99 with a $10 RR!!! Now, I don't have these coupons with me because I thought I only needed the one for my RA. I could have bought one for $4.99 after coupon and gotten back $10. :( Moral of the story.....keep all of your stinkin coupons with you.

Rite Aid monthly UP for food

Here's a list of food items that qualify for the "hidden" $1 UP. These are good until Feb 26th, so you can pair these up with sales all month long.

Betty Crocker -brownie, cookie, cake mix or frosting
Folgers Classic Roast 11.3 oz
Hormel chili with or without beans
Hormel Compleats
Hungry Jack pancake mix or syrup
Jif peanut butter
Kellogg's -Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, and Nutrigrain bars, Cheez-its
Smucker's Jam
Uncle Ben's Ready Rice
Quaker Instant Oatmeal - 10 pk and 8 packs
Nabisco cookies or crackers 9.5-16.6 oz -Ritz, Oreos, Triscuts, Pecan shortbread cookies, Chips Ahoy, Cheez-its, Honey Maid, Nutter Butter, Wheat Thins, Premium saltines
Orville Redenbacher Popcorn - 3 packs
Lays Stax
Planters Peanuts - 10-24oz
Chex Mix
BK Chips
TGIF chips
Rice Works Chips
Emerald Nuts
Oberto Jerky

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rite Aid and Walgreens

Do you love me yet? You will.
Ice cream. Free. ICE CREAM, people. Pay attention.
Edy's Ice Cream (Dreyers for some of you west of the Mississippi) is $2.99 and you get a $2 up reward. That's not free, you say! BUT WAIT!! THERE IS MORE!!!! When you buy $15 in select items, you get a $5 UP reward. (limit one of the $5) So, today, I bought 5. Then I bought some Lays Stacks which are on sale for $1 each and you will get back a $1 for each one. (this was a monthly deal and I'm not sure when it ends). Anyhow, after the Lays ups, the Edy's ups and my $5 up...FREE. Yes, my loves...FREE. Get some. Go home and eat your ice cream and think about how fantastic I am. :)

My receipt ended up like this:

5 Edy's (14.95) got back $10 in UP rewards (5x$2)
6 Lays Stacks $1 each, got back 6 $1 ups
$5 up for buying $15
1 Neuragin Gel $19.99, used $10 coupon will get back $19.99 in a single check rebate
3 Afrins $5.99 each, used 3 $3 coupons and $2 Afrin video value coupon ($6.97) got back $12 in ups (3x$4)
2 Stayfree, BOGOF, used a BOGOF coupon, making them both free.

There are also 2 other programs going...Winter Rewards, spend $100 on select products until 2/26 and get a $20 UP and Heart Healthy, spend $50 on select items until 3/26 and get a $20 up. These track and you don't have to buy them all at once. The Afrin will count toward the HH and the Stayfree, Lays and Edy's count toward the WW

I paid with UPs, paid $3.24 OOP and my UP total back was $33 and my rebate total was $19.99 for a total of $52.99 back.



I bought:

Natrol melatonin for $3, got back a $3 RR
Blink Tears for $7.99, used a $4 coupon from the box (3.99), got back an $8 RR
Arnicare Pain relief gel for $5.99, got back a $6 RR
2 Nature Made vitamins BOGOF (bought $5.99 ones) , used 2 $3 coupons= FREE
1 Gillette Progluide gift set $9.99, used $4 coupon, got back $4 RR (usually I probably wouldn't have for $1.99, but since I had a high value coupon on the Blink, and this was a gift set, not just the razor, I did)
1 candy filler .33
paid with RR's and $5.30 OOP, got back $21 in RR

It's been a good day! :)

Friday, January 28, 2011


Ebates has 15% cash back at Birthday Express today!!!
If you haven't joined Ebates, get on it! Get cash back for shopping online!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CSN gift code giveaway

I'm really excited! CSN stores has generously offered me the opportunity to give away a $20 gift code to one of my readers!
I've been eyeballing CSN for a long time. They sell EVERYTHING! They sell things from kitchen products (which I LOVE) to TV stands for flat screens! I can't believe all of the nice stuff they have!

So, are you ready for a giveaway? Here's how to enter, and get extra entries:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Go check out the TV stands that CSN has at this link, and tell me something you like about them in a comment on this blog...the brand, the color, something. Tell me which one strikes your fancy...anything.

Extra entries (comments need to be made to the blog, not the Facebook page):
Tweet about this giveaway...let me know about it in a comment
Share this giveaway on your Facebook page...let me know in a comment
Share this giveaway on your blog and send me a link to where it is.
Post this giveaway anywhere I have not mentioned and send me a link to it.

The giveaway will run one week, and a winner will be picked on February 1st. Good luck!

gift code is provided by CSN stores who have not compensated me in any way to offer this giveaway. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fantabulous Walmart trip

I was determined, after not doing a whole lot of coupon shopping in December, that I was going to today. I found some great deals!!!

I bought 4 Scotch gift wrap cutters. They were $2 each and I had $2 coupons= FREE
1 Loreal eye makeup remover clearanced to $1.50, used $2 coupon (.50 overage!)
1 Country Bobs sauce..used a free coupon
5 pack of mac and cheese $3.28, used a buy it and get 10 free Kool Aid packs (worth $2)
2 Motrin IB $3.87 each, used $6/2 coupon= .87 each
2 Maalox chewables $4.97 each, used (2) $5 coupons= .06 overage
2 Maalox liquids $4.38 each, used (2) $5 coupons= $1.24 overage
1 Reach floss .97, used $1 coupon= .03 overage
Kashi cereal $3.18, used $3 coupon= .18
Hefty garbage bags $2.86, used $1 coupon= $1.86
Garnier Herba Shine hair color, clearanced to $1.50, used $3 coupon= $1.50 overage
Olay soap $2.48, used $2 coupon= .48
and my FAVORITE...I found THREE Loreal Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer day/night cream originally $18.47, clearanced to $3 each. I used (3) $2 coupons and got them for $1 each!!! Down from $18.47!!
I also bought some things I didn't have coupons for...a new dry erase calendar, dog food, reduced bakery bread, sausage, etc...subtotal before coupons was $90.51 (w/tax around $94)
Subtotal after coupons was $24.19 and with tax, my total was $28.37!!!!!!!!

Have a great shopping day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Disney Store deals

Use code FREESHIP for free shipping at the Disney Store. Check out the clearance section!!!! And even better...go through Ebates for 5% cash back!! It's never too early to start stocking up for Christmas and birthdays!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Rite Aid, trip 2

So, I found out that I DID have the $6 coupons for the Tylenol Precise and the Motrin and back to Rite Aid I went. My store had plenty of Precise on the shelves. Please take note not to clear the shelves for other shoppers (unless, of course, there are only a couple of something. No need to go wild is what I'm saying.)
I got 3 Tylenol Precise patches $5 each ($15)
        3 Tylenol Precise creams $5 each ($15)
        4 Motrin PMs $3 each
        2 8 packs of Sharpies BOGO50%, so $8.99 and $4.49
        1 single sharpie $1.99

I used 5 $6/2 coupons for the Precise and Motrin, paid with ups and $14.92 OOP (I really needed to build up those ups!), got back 6 $3 UPs for the Precise, 4 $2 UPs for the Motrin, 2 $4 UPS for the Sharpie packs and 1 $5 up for spending $15 on the Sharpies, for a total of $39 in Ups. :)

Have a great shopping day!

trip today

Something didn't print right, but I'm not sure what. I think I am 2 $1 UPS short somewhere. Anyway, this is what I got:

4 Barilla pastas (3 reg and one whole grain)
4 Hunts Sauces
2 Hormel Completes
1 Hormel Dinty Moore
1 Blink Tears
1 Motrin PM
3 discounted spic and span cleaning cloths (.50 each)
2 Special K cereals (BOGOF and used a BOGOF coupon, making them both free)

I used a $2 Motrin coupon, $4 Blink coupon (on the package...made it $3.99 and will get $7.99 back on the SCR), .75 off Hormel, and .50video value coupon for Hormel

I paid with ups and $3.49 OOP, got back 14 $1 ups and one $2 UP (Motrin), and will get the $7.99 back in the rebate. EDITED!! After speaking with a couple of other people, it seems the Garlic and Herb Hunts is what is not producing the extra UPs. The Traditional should, but Garlic and Herb did not for other people and I got 2 Traditional and 2 Garlic and Herb, so I think that is where I am short.



I bought 2 Special K cereals 2/$5 used a BOGOF
1 EOS lip gloss $2.99
1 Go Kids multi vitamin gummies $5
1 Snickers bar .69 (to help the associate become top seller in the district)
Paid with RR's and .70 OOP, got back $2 RR for the cereal, $2 RR for the lip gloss, and $5 for the vitamins.

Have a great shopping day!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

ooohhh Look, Gone with the Wind fans!

Blue-ray for $9.99!

Redbook Magazine

Amazon has Redbook for $8, and you get an automatic $5 off at checkout, making it only $3 for the year!

yesterday's shopping trip

I hit up Rite Aid, Walgreens AND Kroger.

Rite Aid:

6 Trident Layers $1.00 each
2 Air Wick large I-motions $13.99 BOGOF
2 Air Wick small I-motions $9.99 BOGOF
1 spray pine cleaner (clearanced to .50)
4 packs of Pilot pens $2.29 each
2 packs of Wet Ones $1.99 each

The Airwicks gave $3 UPS for buying 2, the Wet ones produced $1 UPS for every 1, the Trident $1 for every 2, and the Pilot pens gave $4 UPS for buying 2

I used (2) $1/3 Trident layers coupons and a .50 Trident gum RA coupon from the video values, making them 6 for .50 after coupons and UPS
I used (2) $1 Wet Ones coupons, making them free after coupons and UPS
I used (2) $4 off the large i-motions, making them $2.99 for the 2 after UPS and coupons
I used (2) $3 coupons on the small i-motions, making them .99/2 after UPS and coupons
I also used (3) $1 off Rite Aid coupons from the video values (where you get RA coupons for watching videos)
Paid with UP rewards and $3.38 OOP ($2.26 was tax, which UPS will not cover) and got back $19 in UPS



I've been running low on RR since I cashed out around Christmas and bought a bunch of junk. So, I had to start all over, really. The other day, I bought the Oscillococcinum Childrens 6 pack for $8.99 (used a $2 coupon) and the Theraflu that was $4.99, used a $4 coupon and got back $1, plus a $9 from the Oscillococcinum. I also received 2 coupons for FREE boxes of Breathe Right nasal strips

Yesterday, I went back in, bought Omega 3 Factor for $10 (used a $3 coupon from inside the box), Salonpas patches for $5, 2 boxes of Breathe Right (used the FREE coupons), and Pill Glide spray (monthly deal) for $5. I used the RR from the above shopping trip, paid $9.97 OOP, and got back a $10 RR for the Omega, $5 RR for the Salonpas, and $5 RR for the Pill Glide



I loaded my P&G coupons to my card before I went! The buy 4 P&G participating items, get $4 off sale is still going until the end of today.

I bought:
Charmin 12 pack double roll $ 5.99 after $1 off, used a $3 e-coupon and a .25 paper coupon that doubled, making it $2.49
Oil of Olay cleanser $3.94 after sale, used a $2 coupon and $2 e-coupon, making a .06 profit
Dawn Hand Renewal $1.69 after sale, used .50 e-coupon and .50 paper coupon that doubled, making it .19
2 Old spice reg. deodorants .79 each after sale, used $1/2 coupon, making them  .58/2
1 "better" Old Spice deodorant $1.29 after sale, used a buy deodorant, get bodywash free. Bodywash was 2.50 after sale, making them both $1.29
Downy, $3.99 after sale, used a .50 e-coupon and a .50 paper coupon that doubled, making it $2.49

I also found a few other goodies. I had a $1 off Vitamin water coupon, and they were on sale for $1
I had a FREE Sierra Mist 2 liter coupon. They were on sale $1 each, and if you buy 4, you get one free. I also had a $1/4 coupon. I paid  $2 for all 5
CoffeeMate liquid creamer $1.09, used a $1 coupon, making it .09
Fresh mozzarella cheese, marked down to $2.49 used .30 coupon on the package, making it $1.89
Red Gold tomatoes 3/$3, used $1/3 coupon making them $2/3
Also found a bunch of pork sirloin chops marked down to $1.74/lb and bought a LOT of those
After a couple of other odds and ends I needed, I bought $49.77 of groceries, and saved $41.78. Since at least $15 was meat, I feel pretty good about it. :)

Have a GREAT shopping day!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I love The Biggest Loser

I watch every episode. Jillian Michaels' workout dvd's are on sale at Amazon! Here are a couple of them, and if you scroll down, you should see some more on sale. AND, you should get a $5 Amazon in-demand credit with purchase!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Free Photo book ($1.99) shipping

Go to Kodak's website and look for the 5x7 photo book that is $9.99. Create a 14 page book, and use code: 
TGTFREEBOOK at checkout. It should be free with $1.99 shipping. Do this by the 9th!!

Free Listerine?

Listerine Zero mouthwash is supposed to be $2.99 with a $1 RR starting January 16. Right now, there is a coupon on (link to the left) for $2 off, making it FREE after RR. I wold go ahead and print that coupon. It could disappear at any time.

Monday, January 3, 2011

$1.25 Yoplait Smoothie coupon

It's Bricks, so click your back button a few times to print 2. These are $2.50 at Walmart right now.
Yoplait Smoothies

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Like John Wayne?

How about a collection of 25 John Wayne movies for only $4.49 and you get a $5 Amazon in-demand credit!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's time

the holidays are over, and it's time to get back into couponing, hot and heavy. Who wants to save money this year?! I can't see your hands! Get them higher!!!

We're going to have our coupons, we're going to have our freebies, so what else would you like to see here? Remember, when you sign up for all of these freebies, you are liable to get coupons with most of them. BE SURE to use your junk email I told you to make.

I added the "beginner" tab and "store info" tab to the top of the blog. I will add to them if needed. If there is a question I haven't answered, I may add those, too. FEEL FREE to email me any question @ I also have buttons on the sides of the page to help link you to coupons you can print, coupons you can purchase, etc. Check those out. Sign up for Swagbucks to make yourself a little extra cash. WE WILL DO GREAT THIS YEAR!!!

We're going to be in this together and see if we can even do better than last year!!! Have a FANTASTIC shopping day!

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