Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Harris Teeter is tripling coupons again

Harris Teeter will triple coupons .99 cents and under. (example= a .75 cents coupon will triple to $2.25 off) They will triple Jan 1st thru 4th. I have said this before, but this is worth a trip even if your store is 30 minutes away. I always walk away with a lot of free or very cheap stuff.

Great deal on South Beach cereal bars

CVS has South Beach cereal bars on sale for 2 for $5. Use this $2 off 1 coupon and get the for 50 cents a box. Great for that new diet everyone will be starting tomorrow.

Have you made any New Years Resolutions?

Every year one of my resolutions is to lose weight. We already joined the YMCA a month ago and we have been working out 2 to 3 time a week. So this year my goal is to continue exercising.
My 1# goal this year is to get caught up on my scrapbooking. I am about I year behind. So in order to keep this goal I need to print a lot of pictures. Kingdom First Mom has written a post on how to get a lot of those pictures printed for free. Click here to read her post.

Need some free shampoo?

Suave will be givig away free shampoo on January 14th. Click here to find out more details.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Free chicken at Chick fil a

Go to Chick-fil-A any time between 10:30am - 6:00pm on January 1st(Thursday). Make any purchase and you will receive a coupon good for a free chicken biscuit. This coupon is good thru March 28th.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Target after Christmas clearance

I have been waiting to buy any Christmas stuff for next year, but I hit the jackpot today. I had coffee with a friend in Yulee, so I took the opportunity to run in Target afterward. I was pleasantly surprised to see they already had their Christmas stuff 75% off. Whoo Who!!!! I went a little crazy. They still had lots of everything, trees, yard decorations (matt), candy, toys, cards, wrap......Check out your local Target if you need any of that kind of stuff for next year. My stash is now replenished.

Monday, December 22, 2008

More Free Pictures

Does anybody need more free photos? You can go to CVS.com to get a free 5x7 or 8x10 photo. Just use the promo code: ENLARGE This offer is good through Dec. 24th.

Redbox code for Monday

The REDBOX code for today is: EC22KP You can use this for a free rental at any redbox location thru midnight tonight.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My CVS trip tonight



Wow! I'm tired after my midnight trip to CVS. They are having so many freebies that I just had to go...LOL. I got all this stuff for $7 out of pocket after ECB and coupons. I also have at least $30 of ECB to use next time. See my post here to find out how you can do it too.

Free Redbox on Sunday 12/21

Go to any Walmart redbox location and you can rent a free movie with this code: 11moms4uN This code is good for one day (sunday) only and must be used at a Walmart redbox location.

No coupons this week

You don't have to rush out and buy extra papers tomorrow. There are not going to be any tomorrow. This is considered a holiday weekend. Yes, there should be coupons in next Sunday's paper. Maybe I can catch up on coupon organization this week.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

CVS freebies Sunday and Monday

These deals are good Sunday and Monday only! (12/21- 12/22)

Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash 16.9 oz $2.99
Get $2.99 ECB back
Possible coupon $1 off from 9/28 paper
Final Price= free plus possible overage
Limit 5

Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine nail color $5.99
Get $5.99 ECB back
Use .50 cents off one from 9/28 paper
Final price= free plus possible overage
Limit 2

Arm & Hammer essentials starter kit, 32 oz $2.99
Get $2.99 ECB back
Use $1/1 coupon from 12/14 paper
Final price= free plus $1 overage
Limit 5

L'Oreal HIP Metallic eye shadow duos, $6.99
get $6.99 ECB back
Use $2/1 from 10/5 newspaper
Final price= free plus $2 overage
limit 2

Thermacare Neck to Arm wrap, trial size $2.49
Get $2.49 ECB back
Final price= free
Limit 3

Right Guard professional strength deodorant $6
Get $6 ECB back
Final price=free
Limit 5

Zipfizz energy mix, 3 count, $5.99
Get $5.99 ECB back
Final price= free
Limit 1

Excedrin express gels, 20 ct., $3.99
get $3.99 ECB back
Final price= free
Limit 1

Alteril sleep aid 30 ct., $9.99
get $9.99 ECB back
Final price= free
Limit 1

Halls Naturals, 25 ct., $2.59
Get $2.59 ECB back
Use .50 coupon from 12/7 paper
final price= free plus overage
Limit 1

Zantac 150, 8 ct $4.99
get $4.99 ECB back
use $1/1 from 12/14 newspaper
final price= free plus overage
Limit 1

Benefiber drink mix 16ct, $7.29
Get $7.29 ECB back
Use $2/1 coupon from 11/16 newspaper
Final price= free plus $2 overage
limit 1

Sleepinal 32 ct., $8.49
get $8.49 ECB back
final price= free
limit 1

Friday, December 19, 2008

Olay $15 gift card

This week Walgreens has Olay regenerist products reg. priced at $9.99 and up for buy one get one half price.Buy two facial cleansers for $9.99 each. With the sale one will be $9.99 and one will be $4.99. Use the $5 off two coupon from the 12/14 proctor and gamble insert from the paper making the total $9.99. Get the Olay rebate form here to receive your $15 gift card.

Free Energizer rechargeable charger at Walgreens

The Thrifty Mama reports that you can get a free Energizer charger at Walgreens after rebates. The Energizer Rechargeable charger is $7.99 this week. Use a $5 Walgreen's Easy saver rebate. Then use the $5 Manufacturer rebate here. The final price will be free with overage after you get the rebates back.

2 free 8x10's from Walgreens

Looking for a last minute gift for a grandparent? Or do you just need some photos for your house? There are two different ways to get a free 8x10. Get one from Snapfish and pick it up at Walgreens. Use the code: WALFREE Place the order through the Snapfish site. This is only valid Friday & Saturday (Dec 19th & 20th) You can pick up the photo any day just make sure you order by Sat. The second free 8x10 comes from the Walgreen's site. Use the code: FREEGIFT This is also valid on Fri. & Sat. (19th & 20th) You can also pick this up any day as long as it is ordered by Sat. Thanks to Freebies for Mom for this info. Check out her post.

*****UPDATE***** This was really easy at both sites. You can even add borders (holiday, birthday, etc...) for the Walgreens 8x10. These will be ready in 1 hour. This could be a cheap neat addition to someone's gift.

Walgreens sale thru tomorrow

Walgreens has 2 day doorbuster deals. This includes lil Webkinz pets at $5.99 BOGO free. This also includes $10 of boxed or individual Hallmark cards and get a $5 register reward. To check out all the deals go to Thrifty Florida Mama and see what she has written.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Free Redbox movie at Walgreens

Today only (12/17) you can get a free movie rental at any Walgreen's redbox location. Use the code 9WAG27. This is great. We had a free movie from Walmart redbox on Sunday. We had a free movie from McDonald's redbox on Monday and now a free movie from Walgreen's today. I'm thinking about canceling my netflix.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Busy with Holiday shopping

I have been so busy with Holiday things I need to do that I haven't posted many Walgreens, Cvs,.....deals lately. I will try to post some later today. Just so you know CVS will be having a lot of good freebies next Sunday.

Free REDBOX code for Monday 12/15

Today's Free Redbox code is 47J2L8 . This code expires at midnight tonight. Go to any REDBOX to rent a free movie today!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Old Navy doorbusters

Saturday only Old Navy will have all long sleeve thermal shirts for $5. Also the first 50 to 200 people to spend $20 will get four movie passes. I guess they are having door busters every Sat. Last week we racked up on the $12 jeans. Last week they were also giving away coupons as you entered the store to save even more.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Walgreens sales


I got all this for $5 after Walgreen's coupons and register rewards. This is a great week to get those little Christmas things you need (bags, tissue paper, tags, etc... Whenever you buy $25 dollars worth of merchandise a $5 register reward will automatically print out. You don't have to give them a coupon for it or anything. The great thing about this is that it is $25 before you take the coupons off.(it goes by the regular price of your items) I bought a lot of things that had the Walgreen's coupon (from the flyer) for .39 cents. The average regular price of these items was .99 cents. Example: If you bought 26 items that were regularly .99 cents ($25.74), but were on sale this week for .39 cents you would spend $10.14 OOP and get a $5 register reward.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Frugal Family Christmas Fun (day #9)

You and your children can do some holiday baking. Cookies, candies, etc..... At times I find myself in too much of a hurry or I want things perfect so I automatically say "no" when my children ask to help. I am trying to relax and say "yes" more often. I remember as a child rolling out cookie dough with my mom and cutting them and painting them with food coloring. Those are the kinds of things that stick out in your memory. I'm sure I won't remember in 10 years how clean or messy my kitchen was because my kids did or didn't help. My children get excited when I let them break apart the store bought cookie dough or stir the bowl. They are proud of their accomplishments. Do some holiday baking with your kids this year.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Frugal Family Christmas Fun (Day #8)

Every year my maternal extended family gathers at my house the Sat. before Christmas. One of the kids favorite things about this party is that we go caroling each year. My neighborhood is one large circle. We go house to house singing Christmas carols. Just make sure you know the words....sometime we get to the middle of a song and realize we don't know the rest.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Frugal Family Christmas fun (day #7)




Take a family picture together. This does not have to be expensive. For many years my best friend and I have gone to the beach together (with our families and digital cameras) and taken pictures. The key is to take a lot so your are bound to like some of them. Go anywhere that is in your area. One year we went to a fort and one year we took them while we were on vacation in the mountains. Then make that family photo into an ornament for your tree. I usually get a dated frame from the Picture People or go to cracker barrel. This year you can go to artscow.com and get a ornament made with your uploaded picture for $1.99 + free shipping. Just use the code ORNAMENT199. I already ordered mine. You can order as many as you want for that price. I bought several for gifts. Another great place to get pictures taken is Portrait Innovations. They have a special that you can get for $9.99. They do a great job and I'm always happy with the outcome. Each year when we pull out our ornament my kids are excited to look at the pictures from past years. It is kinda a Christmas tree scrapbook.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Want another day of free REDBOX????

Walmart and eleven moms is offering a free movie code for Sundays for the next 5 weeks. You can only use this code at a REDBOX inside of a Walmart store. Here are the codes:
Week one (Sunday 12/7)- 11moms4uS (good one day only)
Week two (Sunday 12/14)- 11moms4uA (good one day only)
Week three (Sun. 12/21)- 11moms4uN (good one day only)
Week four(Sunday 12/28)- 11moms4uT (good one day only)
Week five(Sunday 1/4) - 11moms4uA (good one day only)

Now you can get a free movie on Sunday, return it on Monday and use your Monday good to get another free one.....if you want to watch that many movies.

Frugal family Christmas fun (day #6)

Check with churches in your local communities. One of the churches in our area has a "Bethlehem Visit" each year. This is a free activity. You and your family walk through the town of Bethlehem at the time Christ was born. Many other churches may have a live nativity or Christmas programs/plays. My three children will be in our church play tomorrow night.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I got my book!!!!!


I got my Oprah free Snapfish book today. Shhhhh, it's a gift for my parents. It turned out really nice. I would use them to make books in the future.

Frugal Family Christmas Fun (day #5)

Take your kids and go visit Santa Claus. Walmarts all over the country are having Santa at their stores this Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 6 & 7). He is in the garden center at our Walmart. They will even print you a free photo in the photo center. Call your local Walmart for the hours. You could also check with your local Chick-fil-A resturant. The one closest to me (Rivercity) is having a dinner with Santa on Tue. Dec 16th. They will have free cookies and hot chocolate, train rides, and pictures with santa. My Chick-fil-a is also having a Polar Express night on Dec 9th. They will have train rides, reading of the book "polar express", free cookies & hot chocolate, and kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas. I know all of this seems like a lot of commercialism but I have a lot of other activities planned to show the true meaning of Christmas. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, I never want my children to forget why we really celebrate.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Free, Free, Free!!!

Johnson's Bath Buddies are typically .99 cents at Walmart, Target, etc.... Click here to print a $3 off 3 coupon. You will be getting three bars for free or really cheap. thanks to Fiddledeedee for this info.

Frugal Family Christmas Fun (day #4)

You and your kids can write a letter to Santa. My oldest son thinks he's too big, but my twins look forward to this still. You can go here to get Santa to write a letter back to your kids for FREE!!!!!.This is from the Santa Claus Museum in Santa Claus, Indiana. They have volunteers that respond to the letters. Thanks to Money saving methods for this info.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Frugal Family Christams Fun (day #3)

My twins have already started asking me "how many days til Christmas?" To help little ones get an understanding you could do a christmas countdown together or an advent calendar. Click here for some great printables to use with your family. Last November when I visited Vienna, Austria I learned about some of their holiday traditions. One of the things they do each year is these huge churches decorate these huge windows. Each day one window/shutter is opened by local children and they are filled with candy. Start a new tradition with your kids this year!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Frugal family Christmas idea (day #2)

What are some of your favorite Christmas season memories of childhood? Some of mine are sitting in front of the TV with my brother watching Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown Christmas, etc.... I know we live in a different time with dvd, dvr, and on demand, but some things never change. You could schedule some time to watch a few classics with your children this year. The Family Channel has a 25 days of Christmas lineup. Click here to see and print your own list. You could use your CVS ECB and get some movie theater candy and popcorn to make it even more fun.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Frugal family Christmas activites (day #1)

Niki at Free to be Frugal has a great post about Frugal holiday ideas to make traditions with your kids. She suggests wrapping 25 holiday themed children's books individually in wrapping paper. Then let your child(ren) pick one to open and read each night. We just read "Santa Claus is coming to town" tonight. You can pick up books cheap at thrift stores or yard sales. You could also get books from the library. I am a book lover so my kids book shelves are overflowing already.

Todays REDBOX code

Go to any REDBOX location today only (12/1) and you can rent a free movie. Use the code CC67M4. This code expires at midnight tonight. Go rent a holiday movie to watch with your family.

Double Coupon Week 11/30 - 12/6

Kmart is doubling up to and including $2.00 coupons again this week. I have not visited Kmart in a while, but this may make it worth a trip. Some of the other bloggers are saying to give your coupon after each individual item instead of giving them a pile at the end of the transaction. They report it is easier to see if they are being deducted correctly. Kmart has a multi step system for deducting these coupons and it will be easier to fix if a problem occurs when you give them individually.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New $5 off coupon from Walgreens

Walgreens has released a new $5 off $25 coupon. This coupon will be good on Monday Dec. 1st and Tue. Dec 2nd. I heard that Walgreens will have some good deals this week. This coupon could make the deals even better. Thanks to Deal seeking mom for this info.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to Town........and Walmart

Santa is coming to a Walmart near you. Sat. and Sun. Nov 29th and 30th and Sat. and Sun. Dec 6 and 7th. Click here for more details. Thanks to Free to be Frugal for this info. This is a free event and they give you a free picture.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

CVS at midnight




Ok,I admit it. I should get the worst parent of the year award. I had my kids out at CVS at midnight to get all the freebie deals. The twins slept in the cart and have no idea that we were even there. I just couldn't resist all those good deals. Apparently a lot of other people felt the same way because our 24 hour CVS was BUSY.
I did great. I spent $12 OOP and got $60 in ECB back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Get a free movie from Redbox today.

Go to a redbox location and use the promo code 2MNC92. This will get you a free rental until nidnight tonight.

Sign up to get a free Dr. Pepper

Dr. Pepper is offering a coupon for a free Dr. Pepper. Sign up here by 6:00pm tonight and Dr. Pepper will send you a coupon for a free Dr. Pepper.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

CVS deals 11/23 - 11/29

Complete Multi-purpose Solution 12oz (contact cleaner)
You pay $8.99, then you get $8.99 in ECB (extra care bucks)
I had a $1/1 coupon that came out of the newspaper (don't remember which week)
Final Price= free with possible overage if you have the coupon
*****the limit says one in the paper, but the sign on the shelf said limit 5. I bought two and I still didn't reach my limit.


Maybelline Mineral Powder Liquid foundation
You pay $8.99, you get $8.99 ECB back
Final price= free after ECB
*******the limit says one in the ad, but the tag at the store said two. I bought two and yes it works!!!!!!!

Right Guard Professional strength deodorant
You pay $7.99, you get $7 ECB back
Final price= .99 cents


Look for big sales/ECB deals on Thursday!!!!!! Yesterday the coupon printer in my store printed me a $10/ $50 purchase which I plan on using this next weekend.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Black Friday Sales

Check out this blog. They just added the adds for Target and K-Mart!!!! I'm so excited. It's less than 2 weeks away.

CVS deals 11/16 - 11/22

L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Radiance Perfector sheer tint moisturizer 1.7oz
You pay $15.99, you get back $15.99 ECB
There is also a $1.00 coupon out from the paper (10/19/08). If you have this it is a money maker.
Final price = free + $1 overage with coupon

Revlon lip and nail color is Buy one get one free (BOGO)
Nail polish prices start at $3.49. If you got two nail colors and used two $2/1 coupons from the paper several weeks ago you could have a money maker.
final price= varies

Right Guard Sport, Xtreme, Soft & Dri or Dry Idea 2 - 4 oz (excludes aerosol)
You pay $2.99, you get back $2 ECB. Use the .50 cents off one coupon from smart source insert 10/5/08.
Final price= .49 cents after coupon and ECB.

Buy $10 of glade products, get $5 ECB back. Various coupons from past papers can make this a very good deal.

Duracell batteries
Spend $20, get $15 ECB. This is an excellent deal with Christmas and all those battery operated toys coming to the house.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Deadline to make snapfish book has been extended.

Snapfish, by HP
***************************************************************
Due to the amazing popularity of our free book offer, we've extended
the time you have to create your free book to 11:59pm PST on Saturday,
November 22nd.

- The site is experiencing intermittent slowness and
customer service wait times are very long. We apologize for this
inconvenience.

- The best time to create your book is on weekdays in the
morning or early afternoon.

- If you need help or have questions we recommend you
to visit our help pages.

- If you are getting this email, there is a credit in your account for a custom
cover photo book ($29.99 value).

- Please note that you will not see the credit appear until you are on
the Review Order Page - the page that has the "buy now" button.

- Please allow 3 weeks to receive your book from the day you order it.

- Please note this promotion cannot be combined with any other offer.

New $5 off coupon for Walgreens

Walgreens has a new $5 off/ $20 purchase good today and tomorrow. Click here to get your coupon. This is a good time to buy the monthly rebate items.

Free photo book from Snapfish & Oprah

New and Current members of snapfish can get a 8x11 photo book. All you pay is $6.99 for shipping.This book normally costs $29.99. You have to request your coupon by Friday, Nov 14th (today). You have until Sunday Nov. 16th to complete your book.

Steps:
1. Make sure you are not currently logged into snapfish.

2. Click on this link to get this offer. (expires Friday, Nov 14th at 11:59 PM PST)

3. Then click the get started button

4.Either create a new account or log in if you are already a member

5. Click on my account and you should see a credit for a book. When you are ready just hit redeem now.

A word of advice: Don't wait until the last minute. I made mine last night, but it took a lot longer than I was expecting. I'm sure their site is slow due to everyone in America making a book....LOL.

Thanks to Freebies 4 mom for sharing this info.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's that time of year again

I love the fall. The weather gets cooler. You spend time with family and black Friday shopping. I found a new blog that has some of the ads posted already. Click here to see this blog.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I need to vent!!!!!!

This morning I got up an hour earlier than normal so I could go to CVS before church. I got there at 8:10am (10 minutes after it opened). I walked in the door and stopped by the newspapers to pick up a couple of extra copies. I noticed a lady that walked in right behind me. As soon as I left the papers I walked over to the aisle with Loreal anti-wrinkle serum that had ECB for Sunday & Monday. There were none on the shelf. We asked someone where they were. They brought us to that aisle and said there were 4 or 5 a few minutes ago. Then we noticed the lady who walked in behind me at the register with at least 5 of the Loreal anti-wrinkle serums. She was also holding multiple cards and ECB. I was so frustrated. If you are going to break the rules and have multiple cards, then you should at least be a little courteous. She could have left one on the shelf. I got there at 8:10am. I wasn't aware that I should have worn running shoes to go grab merchandise. I left that store and went to another one about 10 minutes away. I did get my Loreal, but I think it is ridiculous that people try to hoard all the free items.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Barbie Cares event at Walmart tomorrow


On Saturday, Nov. 8th you can go to participating Walmarts to meet Barbie. Bring one of your old Barbies to donate and they will donate a new one to a local children's hospital. Be sure to bring your camera to take a picture with Barbie. you will be able to print a free 4x6 photo. They will also be giving away bags while supplies last. Thanks to http://www.thethriftymama.com/ for this info.

Free 8x10 from Walgreens



Just pick in store pick up and this is completely free. just click here
to get started.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Get some free razors

Food lion has BIC Soleil razors and refills on sale for $2.99 this week (Nov. 5 - Nov. 11). Use the $3/1 coupon in the 11/2 newspaper and get them free!!!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Harris teeter is tripling!!!!!!!!!

Harris Teeter is tripling coupons Nov 6th thru Nov 9th. They will triple all coupons .99 cents and less. You can only use 20 coupons per transaction. Grab your coupons, grab your friends, and head out to your nearest store.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Publix deals 11/6- 11/12

Want to get a sneak peek at Publix's BOGO free deals for next week? Go to Thrifty Florida Mama to see those deals. Looks like a good week to stock up. I will be getting the BOGO tollhouse choc. chips for baking. You can also go to coupon clippers to order coupons if you don't have some of the ones you need. I have have used them several times and have been very happy with their service.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Walgreens 11/2 -11/8

Walgreens brand diapers BOGO free
buy one pack at $8.99, get one pack free
use $2/2 coupon from Nov 2008 easy saver book (found at front of store)
Final price= 2 packs for $6.99

Schick Quattro Razor
buy one at $5.99, use BOGO free coupon from the 10/19 newspaper
use $3/1 store coupon from Nov, easy saver catalog (found at front of store)
Final price= free after coupons

Celestial seasonings tea (20 ct) at 2/$3
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from the 10/5/08 newspaper
Use $1/2 coupon from Nov easy saver book
final price= free after coupons

CVS deals 11/2 - 11/8

Not a lot of great deals this week, but a few to mention.

Crest Pro-Health whitening toothpaste 4.2oz
Buy one at $3.49, get $3.49 ECB back.
use $1/1 coupon
Final Price= free + $1 overage

Ice Breakers ice cube gum
Buy 10 packs at $1 each, then get $5 ECB back
use 5 $1/2 packs coupons
Final price= free after coupons and ECB

Colgate 360 or kids battery toothbrushes (limit 2)
Reg. price is $6.99. On sale for $4.99. Get $2 ECB back.
Final price= $2.99 (the kids prints are good stocking stuffers)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Publix deals 10/30 - 11/5

Here are a few deals I thought were worth mentioning.

1) Ore-Ida Steam n' mash potatoes
These are BOGO free. So you get two bags for $3.99....BUT....to make this a much sweeter deal my Publix had a blinkie coupon machine on the freezer door with $1/ 1 coupons. Final Price= $1 per bag (75% savings per bag) Thanks Selina for the info on that one.

2)Green Giant Valley fresh steamers
These are 50% off each bag. Normal price at my Publix 2.39, 50% off price 1.19. Then I used all my $1/ 1 bag coupons making each bag .19 cents.

3) 1/2 gallon Publix chocolate milk is BOGO free. This makes it $2.69 for 2 (gallon total) Not bad at all. I bought 4 (they had long expiration's)

Great deal from RESTAURANT.COM

I love using restaurant.com. I have used several for restaurants in our area. My favorite is Ted Montana's grill at St. Johns Town Center. The are having a special right now thru tomorrow (10/31). Buy a $25 gift certificate for only $2. It is easy to do:
1) Enter your area code and pick the restaurant you want
2) Enter the code TREATS at checkout
3) print out the gift cert.
Be sure to check the purchase requirements of the restaurant you choose. (example: some may require you spend $35 before the gift certificate)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Free Taco from Taco Bell

You can get a free taco from Taco Bell this Tuesday, Oct 28th, from 2-6 pm because someone stole a base in the world series. You can go here to find out more info.

Kmart is doubling again

Kmart is doubling coupons up to $2 (doubles to $4) again this week. I haven't really matched the ad to my coupons yet. Let me know if you come up with any good deals.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Another Walgreens coupon!!!!!!

Walgreens has sent out another coupon good for today and tomorrow. Click here to get yours. I haven't been yet this week, but I have been reading about others who found some good deals. I think the new rebate books for Nov. are out today also. Have fun shopping.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Need something cute to carry those coupons in?

Check out this blog. Dani saves money is hosting a giveaway of cute coupon bags that she makes. Go to her site and post a comment and you could be a winner.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Publix Visit


I was very impressed with my publix visit tonight. I spent $63.96 for $208.83 dollars worth of groceries. I saved $144.87!!!!!! My best Publix savings yet.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I basically made money on these from CVS




I started with about $14 and change in ECB's and when I was done I had $20 and change in ECB's and paid $1.47 OOP. I did do three transactions so I would pay less out of pocket.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

CVS deals for 10/19 - 10/25

It looks like CVS has a lot of good deals coming up this week. Some of them are Sunday & Monday only so don't wait too late and miss out on them.

Sunday and Monday ONLY

1)Buy a pumpkin pail at .99 cents, and get .99 cents ECB back
final price= free (limit 2)

2)Buy Brach's candy corn at $1.29, get 1.29 ECB back
final price= free (limit 2)

3) Buy a funlight at .99 cents, get .99 cents ECB back
final price= free (limit 2)

ALL WEEK DEALS

4) Buy $25 in baby care items, get $10 ECB back

5)Buy a 32oz powerade at $1.69, get $1.69 back in ECB (limit 1)

6)Buy Butler gum toothbrush (2 pack) at $3.99, get $3.99 ECB back. (Limit 5)

7) Buy colgate toothpaste or toothbrush at $2.99, get $2 ECB back (limit 2)

8) Buy $10 in Pert plus shampoo or conditioner or Sure deodorant, Get $5 ECB back
Use a $2/1 coupon in tomorrow's paper for Pert Plus

9)Buy Listerine Agent cool blue at $4.49, get $3 ECB back

Go to Deal Seeking Mom to find out more and get great printable coupons

Walgreens $5 off a $25 purchase

Use this coupon to get $5 off a $25 purchase. Remember this is the last day to use it. There are lots of good deals at Walgreens you could combine this with.

My frugal Pedicure


Does anyone remember the deal Herbal Essences was having this summer? If you bought two bottles of shampoo and sent in the form then you got a free pedicure. I got mine yesterday. It was so nice.

Monday, October 13, 2008

When it gets done.. I do myself proud!



Well it's far and few between that I get to do "Coupon Runs" anymore. Being a stay at home geographical single mom on top of trying to sale/rent our house has burned me out. However on the day, like today, that I did get go... ALONE:) without potty breaks, free cookie runs and being elasta mom (move over Mrs. Incredible) It was great.

I hit up Michaels which I found out take JoAnn & A.C Morre coupons.. Then I headed to Walmart. They don't beat when you can get double coupons but they do beat on almost all prices every other time. FYI The instant 6 pack jello single serves have been rolled back to $1 so if you have the .50 off of 1 coupon they are .50 a box. Then I headed to Winn Dixie. which I normally don't like but on I had a 10 for $10 rain check I need to use in combo w/ my $1 off steamers.. well then there registers would ring them all up right so I got 10 bags of steamers for free and only had to use 7 coupons... So, I'll save them for a rainy day. Next it was off to Publix which was my main objective. Now that I know they take other (AKA Foodlion) coupons I am in frugal heaven. I did get alot of stuff there.. Especially 20 jars of baby food.. yeah, my baby is 15 months but if he won't eat it (stage 3 oatmeal & applesauce) then I'll pass it on to Melissa.. At days ens I spent a grand total of $26.09 on everything! And did I mention the cute guy following me through Publix was an added bonus.. I don't know if it was my non-make up wearing messed up just rolled out of bed look or if he was getting a kick out of my frugalness either way I think I lost him when I opened the door to my car and a ton of junk fell out or it could have also been the 3 car seats in my car:) Either way.. It was a befrugal beautiful day in the neighborhood. Selina

CVS 10/12 - 10/18

Gatorade, Propel, and Sobe (limit 1)
Buy 5 Gatorade, Propel, or Sobe @ $5/5, get $3 ECB. It is being reported that CVS Reinventing Beauty Booklet has $1/2 coupons in it. (I think you find these in the store)
Final price= $2 or free if you find the coupons

Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste (limit 2)
Buy one at $3.49, get $2 ECB back. Use $1.50/1 coupon from the ALL YOU magazine (Aug, Sept, or Oct issues)
Final price= free after coupon and ECB

Skinvital face masks (limit 5)
Buy one at $2.99, get $2 ECB
final price= .99 cents after ECB

Stock up on Candy for Halloween! MARS Candy (skittles, M&M's, 3 musketeers, snickers)
Sale priced 2/$3. Use coupon $1/2 from 10/12 newspaper
final price= $1 per bag after coupon and sale price

Always infinity pads (14-18ct) (limit 5)
Buy one at $4.99, get $1 ECB. Use $2/1 coupon from 10/12 newspaper (P&G insert)
Final price= $1.99 after coupon and ECB

Swiffer products
Buy $10 in swiffer products get $5 ECB (limit 1)
Use coupon from 9/28 P&G insert to buy a swiffer sweeper starter kit and get a swiffer duster starter kit free.
Final price= $2.99 for both after ECB and coupon

Right Guard sport, Xtreme, soft & dri or dry idea
on sale BOGO free. Buy 2 right guard sport deodorants at $3.29 each. Use two $1/1coupons from 9/14 Red Plumb
Final price= $1.29 for 2 after coupons

Walgreens deals 10/12 - 10/18

Dr Pepper, A&W, Sunkist 2 liters
Buy 4 at 4/$5.00, get $2.00 register reward (RR)
Final price= 4/$3.00 after RR

Dimetapp Robitussin
Registar reward(RR) deal= buy 2, get $5 RR, Buy 3, get $10 RR
Use this coupon to get $2.00/1 dimetapp.
Buy 3 dimetapps for $3.99 each ($12), use three of the $2/1 coupons and get $10 RR.
Final Price= free + overage

Lindt Chocolate bars
Buy 2 at $2.49 each. Use BOGO free coupon from the 10/05 newspaper. Also use $1/1 coupon from the easysaver book (this should double when you buy 2)
Final price= .49 cents after coupons

Arm & Hammer Detergent
Buy one at $2.99. Use $1/1 coupon from Arm $ Hammer website. Submit $1 for Oct Easysaver rebate.
Final price= .99 cents after coupon and rebate

Bounty Paper towels
Buy one using the Walgreen's in-ad coupon for .89cents. Use .25/1 from the 9/28 newspaper.
Final price= .64 cents per roll

Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers (good stocking stuffers)
Buy 2 on sale for .90 cents each. Use $1/2 printable
Final price= .40 cents each after coupon

Ragu 26 oz
Buy $15, get $5 in RR. Buy 9 Jars for $15, get $5 RR
Use (4) $1/2 coupon from 8/17 newspaper
Final Price= 9 jars for $6.00

Friday, October 10, 2008

Where does the time go?



Happy Birthday 6th birthday to my sweet twins. It seems like yesterday that the Dr. shocked me with the news that I was having two. I'm a little sad that you are getting so big, but I love the personalities that you both are developing. Have a great birthday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Watch Oprah today

The Coupon Mom will be on Oprah today. She will also have the thriftiest family in America. You can learn more here.. This should be good. In Jacksonville Oprah is on at 4:00pm and 12:00 midnight. You can always DVR the midnight showing.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Walgreens 10/5 - 10/11

As I mentioned last week, I am starting to like Walgeens more and more. There are some rules to remember though. Lori got frustrated this weekend because one of the managers she dealt with didn't even know their own rules.

1) Never use more coupons than the number of items you have. For example if you are using a store coupon and a man. coupon on one item then you need to throw in a cheap filler item. You can't hand them 5 coupons and only buy 2 items. There register/computer will not let all the coupons scan that way. I know it sounds crazy, but it is corporate policy.
2) Register rewards are considered man. coupons as well.
3) you can only use one register reward per transaction. You can't stack them like ECB.
4) you can't use a register reward for an item to buy that same item and get another register reward. You can use other register rewards though.

As long as you follow these guidelines you shouldn't have any problems.

GOOD DEALS I SEE THIS WEEK

Crest toothpaste or Oral-B Indicator toothbrush
Sale price $1.99, use the $1.00/1 coupon from the easysaver catalog(at the front of the store)
Final Price=.99 cents

Shredded Cheddar Cheese 8 oz
sale price 2/$3.00

Glade Wisp Flameless Candle
Buy one for $5.99, Get $3.00 register reward
Use the $5.00/ 1 coupon
Final price= free + $2.00 overage.

Go here to Deal Seeking Mom to see all the deals she found at Walgreens and CVS this week with printable coupons.

CVS deals 10/5 - 10/11

These are some of the deals I thought were good.

Glaceau Vitamin Water (limit 1)
Buy one for $2.29, get $2.29 ECB back.
Final price= free after ECB

Always Infinity Pads 14-18 count
Buy one for $4.98, get $4.98 ECB back.
Final price= free after ECB

Colgate Maxfresh with beads toothpaste 4.6-6 oz. (limit 2)
Buy one for $2.99, get $2.00 ECB back.
Use $1.oo/1 coupon
final price= free after ECB and coupon

Bic Soleil Cartridges 4 ct. or single razor with 2 cartridges (limit 5)
Buy one for $5.99, get $4.00 ECB back.
Get $2.00/1 coupon here
Final Price= free after ECB and coupon

Thursday, October 2, 2008

FIREPROOF

We went to see the movie FireProof tonight. I would recommend it to everyone. It was an excellent movie. Go here to learn more about it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

K-mart is doubling again

Lori got a postcard in the mail saying that K-mart is doubling coupons up to a $2.00 value again. It starts Wed. Oct 1 and runs through Sunday Oct 5th. Pull out those high dollar coupons and head to K-mart.

Monday, September 29, 2008

CVS deals 9/28 thru 10/4

Covergirl Clean liquid makeup
buy one for $5.49, get $5.49 ECB back. Use one of the coupons from 9/28 newspaper. I used the buy any cover girl and get a free item. I got loose powder that cost $5.99. You get both items free after coupon and ECB. Or you could just use the $1.00 off any cover girl item and have $1 overage.

Dawn dish detergent
On sale for .99 cents. Use the .25 cents off coupon from 9/28 newspaper
final price= .75 cents

Fusion razor
You buy one for $9.99, get $5.00 ECB back. use the $4 off coupon from 9/28 newspaper
final price= .99 cents

ReNu Contact Solution
Buy one for $6.99, get $2 ECB. I used a $2/1 coupon I had. The CVS machine at the front of the store also printed me off a $2 off eye care coupon
My final price with ECB and coupons= .99 cents

Walmart Deal to look for!!!!

There was a $5.00 off one Febreeze noticeable starter kit. (air freshener) These are $5.97 at my Walmart. This would make the final price .97 cents. This is an awesome deal.

Walgreens deals for 9/28 thru 10/4

I am starting to like Walgreens more and more. These are the deals I thought were good.

Dove 2.34oz chocolate bars
These are normally $2.59 each at my store. Using the walgreens store coupon from the ad these are buy one at $2.39 and get one free. Then I used two $1.00 off coupons from the newspaper several weeks ago.
Final Price= .39 cents for two bars.

Febreeze
Buy 2 items get $1 register reward, buy 3 items, get $3 register reward, or buy 4 items get $5 register reward. There are a lot of febreeze coupons you can match to make this a good deal. I used the buy a candle , get an air effects free.

Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush
Buy one for $4.49, get $4.49 in Register rewards. use the $.75 cents off coupon from 9/28 newspaper to make this a better deal.
Final price= free + overage


Gillette Fusion Razor
Sale price is $8.99, get a $4 register reward. Use the $4 off coupon from the 9/28 newspaper.
Final price= .99 cents after coupon and register reward

L'Oreal cleanser
buy one at $6.99, get $6.99 back after Walgreens monthly rebate (you can redeem these online now)
FINAL PRICE= FREE

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
Buy one at $7.49, get $7.49 back after Walgeens monthly rebate. All you magazine has had several Rimmel coupons that would give you overage.
Final price= free + possible overage

Sunday, September 28, 2008

How do you stay organized?



As you can see from the top picture, I have a lot of problems keeping socks matched up. It seems to be even more difficult for my two boys socks. They look so much alike and are a similar size. I decided to try something new. I'm tired of wasting so much time and effort with the sock graveyard. I bought my five year old the black footie style socks. I bought my ten year old the white socks with gray and black bottoms. I plan to use only this style of socks for them (except for church). That should make it much easier to sort and spot socks. I don't want to hear another morning "Mom, I don't have any socks". If you have any other ideas please let me know.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Walgreens coupon

Walgreens has a $5 off 20 dollar coupon out that is good today 9/26 and tomorrow 9/27. This would be a good way to take advantage of the register rewards this week and the monthly rebate deals.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

All You - Walmart Event

Walmarts all across the country will be having a "Yes, You Can!" event. They will have free samples and tips and ideas. You can visit www.allyou.com to find the date and location nearest you. I found about this from the Oct. issue of All You magazine. If you live in the north Jax area, our event will be on Sunday, Oct 26th at the Lem Turner store. The hours will be 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Kmart trip


I got all this at Kmart for less than $15.00. I had a great experience. The cashier knew exactly how to enter the coupons. I would definitely shop Kmart double coupons again.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Walgreens 9/21 thru 9/27

REGISTER REWARD DEALS

Reach Ultra Clean toothbrush or floss(30 yards). On sale for 2/$5. Buy two and get $5.00 register reward. Use $1/1 toothbrush coupon
Final price= FREE and $2 overage if you use 2 coupons


Dimetapp or Robitussin
On sale 2/$10. Buy 2 and get a $5 register reward. Buy 3 and get $10 register reward. Use three $2/1 Internet coupon. This would be buy 3 for $15.00. Use 3 $2 coupons. Pay $9 OOP, but get a $10 register reward.

CVS deals 9/21 thru 9/27

Addias deodorant
buy one at $4.99, get $4 ECB back. (limit 1) Use $1/1 coupon from the 7/27 or 9/7 newspaper.
Final price= after coupon and ECB is FREE!!!!


Nivea for Men body wash
Buy one $4.99, get $4.99 ECB back (limit 1) Use $1/1 Nivea coupon from 7/20/08 newspaper
Final price= FREE with $1 overage after coupon and ECB


Crest Pro Health toothpaste (4.2oz)
Buy one at $2.99, get $2 ECB back (limit 2) Use $0.75 off coupon from 8/31 newspaper.
Final Price= $0.24 after coupons and ECB


Gatorade (32oz)
Buy five at 5/$5.00, get $3 ECB back. The add says limit one, but I got two deals of this before my limit was reached. Jim got two deals also. I think it should really read limit 2 (maybe it is a typo).
Final price= 5/$2.00 after ECB.


Kimberly Clark products
Buy $25.00, get $10 ECB. I got 1 mega pack of Viva paper towels and 3 mega packs of Cottonelle toliet tissue. This is a good deal for me. I won't have to buy any for a long time. Used four $0.50 cents off coupons.
Final price= $13 after coupons and ECB


Candy
Buy $15 of select Hershey/Mars/Brach/Nestle products, get $7.00 ECB (limit 1)
There are lots of candy coupons that may make this a better deal. Halloween/ Fall festivals are right around the corner, so this may come in handy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Kmart trip



My total before coupons was $148. After double coupons I paid $30.96. I saved $117 dollars. WOW, that is a lot of money. I have to say that the computers at my Kmart were not very user friendly. It took awhile for the cashier and the manager to correctly enter all my coupons. There seemed to be a lot of steps involved. They were so nice though that I can't really complain. I also picked up these cute bathing suits for my daughter. They were $2.99 each. They seemed to have a lot of summer clearance, but I didn't really look because the double couponing took so long.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Breaking Coupon News!!!!

I just found out today (thanks to Lenna) that the Kmarts in our area are doing "Super double manufacturer's coupons up to and including $2.00 value". The dates for this are 9/21/08 thru 9/27/08. I am so excited. Here are some of the rules 1) limit 1 coupon for each item purchased. 2) You may only purchase four of the same item using double coupons 3)Limit 75 coupons per person per day. 4) no Internet coupons.
Get out to your nearest Kmart this week and let me know how you did.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Triple Coupon Craze!!!!!!




The second picture is Jim's shopping order. He got $45.00 worth of stuff for the grand total of $8.33!!!!!!! Great deal. The first picture is all my stuff. I got $77.00 worth of stuff for $33.76. I was very happy with our trip. It took two hours (kid free). We ran into a few of our couponing friends there. Grand total for all the stuff in both picture = $42.09

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Target deals

My sources (aka Lori...LOL) report that target has the Electrasol dishwasher gel packs 20 to 25 count packages for $2.79. Use the $2.25/1 coupon from the 9/7 newspaper and get it for .54 cents. This is a great deal to stock up on.

Lori and Donna also report that the school supplies are 75% off. Now is a good time to stock up on backpacks, lunch boxes, etc.....

Monday, September 15, 2008

How to have an organized Christmas

I found the most awesome Christmas website. You can print a holiday planner to help you get prepared early. Click here to view it. I always want to get prepared early. I hope this year I can follow thru.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

CVS deals 9/14 - 9/20

Purex laundry detergent
On sale for $2.99, you get $1.00 ECB back. Use a $1.00/2 coupon from today's (9/14) newspaper or .50 cents off 1 from the 8/10/08 paper.
Final price= $1.49 after coupons and ECB

Revlon Age Defying Make-up (limit 1)
foundation, cheek color, powder,... You pay $9.99, you get $5.00 ECB back. Use the $2.00/ 1 coupon from todays paper (9/14).
Final price= after coupons and ECB is $2.99.

Sally Hansen Nail color (limit 1)
Buy 1 (prices start at $3.99), get $2.00 ECB back. Use $1.00 printable internet coupon.
Final price= after coupon and ECB is .99 cents.

St Ives skin care
Buy $10.00, get $5.00 ECB back. You can use the buy one get one coupon for Elements (st ives) products from the 8/10 smart source coupons. I'm not sure of the price but this should make a good deal.

Excederin Express gels 20 count (limit 1)
Buy one for $3.99, get $3.99 ECB back. Make this a moneymaker by using $2.00 printable coupon
Final price= free + $1.99 overage.

Aleve (limit 1)
BUY ONE AT $3.99, Get $3.00 ECB back. Use $1.00 printable here.
final price= free

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cut all your coupons and get ready. Harris Teeter is tripling!!!

Harris Teeter will be tripling coupons 9/18- 9/20. Thanks for this info. from Fun Being Frugal. From what I understand about Harris Teeter's coupon policy:

-will double/triple coupons valued up to $.99.
-only 20 coupons per day per household will double/triple
-only three like coupons will double/triple, any more like coupons after that will only be redeemed at face value.
- I have also heard that they won't double/triple Internet coupons, but mine have always doubled or tripled.

I know this is a 30 minute trip to Amelia Island, but it is definitely worth it during triple coupons. The last time they had triple coupons, Lori and I rode together to go shopping. Find someone to carpool with and save even more.

Friday, September 12, 2008

$10 off Walgreens coupon

Walgreens has a $10 off $40 purchase coupon.This coupon is good Friday 9/12 and Saturday 9/13. Click here to get the coupon (thanks to Sisterly Savings). This is a good time to get your monthly rebate items or take advantage of the great register receipt deals this week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Get out and support a great new movie

I heard about a great new movie from the producers of "Facing the Giants". The new movie is called "Fireproof" and stars Kirk Cameron. The trailer looks awesome. Click here to view it. Some of the music featured in the film is from Casting Crowns, Third Day, & Leeland. This movie opens 9/26.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Deal to watch for at CVS

The Centsible Sawyer alerted us to possible deals on Huggies Swimmers at CVS. Click here to view this deal. I have also seen summer items on clearence for 75% off including toys, baskets, and coolers.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Walgreens deals 9/7 - 9/13



Robitussin or Dimetapp
Buy 4 oz Robitussin or Dimetapp for 3.99. Buy 2, Get $5.00 register rewards. Buy 3, Get $10.00 register rewards. make this an awesome deal by clicking here to get a $3.00/1 coupon for Robitussin. Use 3 coupons and you will pay $2.97 for 3 bottles and get a $10.00 register reward.

Chex Mix
Buy one bag on sale for $1.00. Click here for a $1.00/1 coupon making the bag free

Scrubbing Bubbles (and other household cleaners) $2.49 each
Scrubbing bubbles 16 oz or 28 pack wipes, Shout 14 0r 22 oz 0r 12 pack wipes, fantastik 26 or 32oz, Windex 26oz or 28 pack wipes. Buy 2, get $2.00 register reward, buy 4, get $5.00 register reward, Buy 7, get $10.00 register reward.
I used four $1.00/1 coupons. I bought four (10.00) minus $4.00 coupons = $6.00. Then I got a $5.00 register reward back.

Crest Pro-health mouthwash
Buy one for $4.49, get $4.49 back in register rewards. I also used a $.75/1 coupon from the newspaper 8/31.

Teacher Appreciation Mondays at Starbucks

Kick off the school year at Starbucks. Stop by each Monday now through Sept 29 and receive a tall cup of Pike Place roast for free. Just present a valid K-12 teaching credentials.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

CVS deals 9/7 - 9/13


Revlon Nail Enamel
You pay 3.99 and you get $3.00 ECB back. Use a $2.00 revlon coupon from the 8/24 newspaper. (limit 3) Remember this is a Sunday & Monday deal!
Final cost= free + $1.01 in overage

Aussie or Herbal Essences hair care
Purchase shampoo, conditioner, or styler. You pay $2.49 and you get back $1.00 ECB. Buy 2 and use the $2.00/2 coupon from today's paper.(limit 2)Remember this is a Sunday & Monday deal!
Final price= $1.00 for 2 after ECB and coupon


Chex mix
on sale for $1.00. Use the internet coupon for $1.00 off one.
Final price= free

L'Oreal towelettes
Buy one pack for $5.99 and get $5.99 EBC back.(limit 1)
Final price= free after ECB

Right Guard Sport, Xtreme Soft & Dri, or Dry idea
You pay $2.99 and you get $2.00 ECB back. Use a $1.00/1 coupon from the newspaper or All You mag. or $.75 cents off one from the newspaper.(limit 5)
Final price= free after coupon and ECB

We went to an awesome live event!!!!



This is my T-shirt from the Dave Ramsey live event that Jim and I went to in Tampa this weekend. I thought it was a funny shirt. If you ever get the chance to see Dave Ramsey you really should. He is a great speaker. I am ready to become "gazelle intense" at saving money.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Planning ahead for Christmas this year



All the blogs I have been reading have reminded me that Christmas is not too far away.I have recently started trying to follow a stricter budget than last year. I love Christmas and everything that goes along with the season, so I am thinking ahead this year. I found a few good deals at CVS this week. My CVS has all summer items 50% off. I thought the lined baskets would be great for making themed baskets for family and friends. I also got this Hannah Montana toy for my 5 year old daughter. I will stock up on stocking stuffers now.
I am making a list just like Jennifer at Get ready for Christmas suggested. I got my $25.00 Home Depot gift card (for buying items at Publix) in the mail last week. This may make a good gift for dad or any man in your life. Those $5.00 gift cards from Target's deal this week would make a good addition to a gift basket for a teacher or friend. Do you collect coke rewards? You could use reward points to get gift cards or other gifts. You can use 285 points to make a 8x11 photo book at snapfish. This would make a good gift for any grandparent. Let me know your ideas for saving money this Christmas.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Using a Coupon Devotion

Hey Guys... I have been subscribing for a while to the A/G Women's Ministry's  devotional email... This is what today's was.. thought that you might would enjoy... Hey Kelly... I went to the Walmart of New Smryna Beach while at my Dad's and got all of my Kraft product freebies with my all you magazine coupons..

Using A Coupon


Using coupons is an amazing challenge for me. Clipping the coupon and adding it to my collection is like retrieving a prize. I love to gather those colorful little money savers for groceries, makeup, dog food or restaurants. I have a bright blue coupon keeper with little tabs so I can sort my coupons into categories. Sure, I often go through my collection and have to weed out unused expired coupons, but that never stops me from clipping more.


Sunday afternoon is my favorite time to settle in with the Sunday paper and my scissors. I snip away and quickly place my coupons in the coupon keeper. Then I place all of the restaurant coupons in my cars little compartment Im sure was designed for that very purpose. When I place the current weeks sale ads and diner coupons in the car, I pull out the previous weeks plethora of paper and pitch it. 


Many of my friends just do not understand my love of coupons. They chuckle and roll their eyes when one of them gets ready to purchase something and I say, Just a minute! I have a coupon for that! They also shake their heads when the wad of sale ads from Sundays paper slides out from beneath the passengers seat and splashes across the floor. However, not one friend has ever turned down a coupon when I hand it to the clerk at the cash register for her purchase. No one has ever complained when I pull out an eatery ad that lets us buy one lunch and get the second lunch free. 


I have learned a few tips to control my coupon addiction. I have used coupons greatly over the years for personal benefit, but I have also used coupons to bless others. When I am getting ready to fly out of town, I hand my pile of restaurant coupons and shopping ads to my neighbor to use. I learned to do that after I returned from a trip and discovered some really good coupons had expired while I was gone! I also pass coupons for baby items to new mothers; kids toys to young moms; and guys stuff to my friends who have husbands who would appreciate those things. 


Finally, I have learned what coupons not to collect. If I know I will be traveling soon, I dont clip coupons for groceries that would spoil while I am away. I make myself put the scissors down when I see coupons for candy bars, ice cream and my favorite chips while I am trying to take off a few pounds. When it is late on Sunday night and the newspaper is still rolled up in the plastic delivery bag, I have learned it is OK to go to bedand deal with the coupon clipping on Monday!  


Pam and Kathys 7 Tips for Getting Help from Coupons


Obtain an envelope, pouch or box to organize your coupons.

Find friends who can use the extra coupons you do not need. 

Be sure to check the fine print on coupons to determine limitations and expiration dates.

Use coupons to help you save money on what you plan to buy, not to dictate your purchases.

Sort coupons into categories or areas of the store (meat, produce, etc.) to make shopping easier.

Take advantage of stores that double your coupons or offer discounts in addition to your coupon.

Consider restaurant coupons as encouragement to take a friend to lunch without hurting your budget.



Monday, September 1, 2008

Great deal at Target this week



Target has 8 count rice krispie treats, 10oz cheez-it, 11.5-oz. Keebler fudge shoppe cookies, or 12-ct. Pop-tarts buy 4 for $9.00. You also get a $5.00 Target gift card for each four that you buy. There are $1.00/2 coupons for these items. There are also Target store coupons for $.50 cents off each box of pop-tarts you buy. Combine this with the Kellogg's mail in rebate and this is a great deal.
I bought 6 boxes poptarts= $13.50
2 boxes rice krispie treats= $4.50
4 boxes cookies= $9.00
Total before coupons $27.00
Minus coupons - 3 $1.00/2 pop-tart manuf. coupons
6 $.50/1 pop-tart store coupons (found at a full cup)
1 $1.00/2 rice kris. man. coupon
2 $1.00/2 keebler cookie man. coupons
Total after coupons $18.00
I received (3) $5.00 gift cards at the register for purchasing 12.
Total minus gift cards= $3.00
I will mail in the rebate and get another $10.00 back
Final Price= I will make a profit of $7.00!!!!!!!!!

* A few things to remember about the mail in rebate
1) you must purchase 10 items and they must be on the same reciept
2)you must send in proof of purchases

Sunday, August 31, 2008

CVS deals for 8/31 - 9/6




Covergirl Wetslicks (limit 1)
Buy one for $5.99, get $5.99 back in ECB (extra care bucks)
Use $1.00 coupon from todays paper (8/31)
final price= you pay $4.99 OOP, but get $5.99 back in EBC ($1.00 profit)

Colgate total toothpaste (limit 2)
buy colgate total toothpaste for $2.99, get $2.00 ECB back
Use $1.50/1 coupon from sept All You magazine
final price= you pay $1.49 OOP, but get back $2.00 ECB ($.51 cent profit)

Covergirl Allday lipcolor
BOGO free this week. This is reguarly $9.99 each.
Use the BOGO free coupon from todays paper (8/31)
final price= you get $20 dollars of lipcolor for FREE

Dawn dishsoap
On sale for $.99 cents. Use the $.50 cents off coupon from todays paper (8/31)
final price= $.49 cents

Febreeze Noticeables plug in starter kit
On sale for $6.99. Use the $5.00 off coupon from todays paper (8/31)
final price= 1.99


Are you getting too much make up? You could consider making gift baskets for your local women's center, domestic violence shelter, or teen MOPS/mother's group. I'm sure these items would be greatly appreciated there.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Free food from Chick-fil-A on Monday

On Monday, Sept 1st, receive a free 3 piece Chick-n-strips. Visit Chick-fil-a from 10:30 am until closing and wear any football team logo clothing (professional or college) and mention this promotion.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

New ways to get the most from your ALL YOU coupons

Food lion
This week kraft salad dressing is BOGO free. You can get 2 bottles free when you use your coupon from the August all you. BOGO free 2/$2.79. Minus $2.79 coupon + 3 packs Kool-aid. Total = $.60 cents for 2 bottles of dressing and 3 pkgs kool-aid. Just keep in mind that the limit is two for each transaction (so if you have multiple coupons make a couple of trips). Lori also found a coupon hanging by the koolaid at our food lion. It was $1.00 off food lion sugar when you buy 5 kool-aid packs. That makes their sugar $.89 cents for a 5lb bag. I know everyone has a lot of kool-aid now thanks to all you coupons...LOL.

Winn Dixie
This week chyrstal light is on sale BOGO free. Use the Kraft coupon from the August ALL YOU mag and get 2 free.

By the way, the Sept. All you magazine is out. The coupons are not as good as last month (we got spoiled), but there are still some good coupons.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A new frugal Christmas blog

One of our favorite bloggers, thrifty florida mama, has started a new get ready for Christmas (the frugal way)blog. Go to http://getreadyforchristmas365.blogspot.com/

Check it out.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Walgreens deals for 8/24 - 8/30


Glade Plug Ins scented oil warmers
BOGO free at walgreens this week. Use the BOGO free coupon from the paper 8/24 and get both for free.
Final price= 2 free oil warmers

Rimmel makeup
Rimmel make-up is BOGO free this week. Use the BOGO free coupon out of the Aug. ALL YOU mag and get both for free.
Final price= 2 free eye shadows from Rimmel

Trident Xtra Care gum
Use the Walgreens store coupon from the flyer to get it for $.99 cents. Use the $.75 cents off one coupon from Aug. ALL YOU mag and get it for $.25 cents.
Final price= $.25 cents a pack

Free Bread



Winn Dixie is having a BOGO sale this week for the Sara Lee Soft and Smooth white bread. I had 3 manufacturer coupons for a free loaf from last Sunday's paper. I used the coupons and combined them with the sale. I got 6 loaves and paid $.00 OOP. Maybe I can use the bread as buns for the free hot dogs I got last night. LOL

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Have I mentioned how much I love the All You magazine?



I got all this for $3.60!!!!!!!! Oscar Mayer beef hot dogs are BOGO free at Publix this week. That makes them $3.99 for 2. I used 6 coupons from All You magazines ( I have a subscription and I bought 5 more). You buy 3 Kool-aid packs for each coupon and get a pack of hot dogs free. So how it works out is I paid $3.60 for 18 packs of kool-aid. I got 12 packs of hot dogs completely free!!!!!!!! I saved $47.88 on the hotdogs. Anyone ready to come over for a cook out?
I found a couple of other good deals at Publix. Juicy Juice is BOGO this week. You can go to
http://www.juicyjuice.com/Coupon/PrintCoupon.aspx?CouponId=58a75813-1f55-4d0c-9f85-686c57dc6bb7 and get $1.00 off one coupons. This make them $1.49 for 2 bottles of juice when you use 2 coupons.
Redi-whip is on sale for $2.00 a can. There was $1.00/1 coupon in today's paper. that makes it $1.00 a can.

CVS deals August 24-30

I went to CVS today and I was pretty happy with some of the deals this week. These are the ones I liked the best.

Kotex Lightdays
Buy one at $1.49, get back $1.49 in ECB (limit one)
Use the $1.00/1 coupon from the paper (7/20) or from Allyou mag.
I also scanned my CVS card when I walked in and got a $1.00/1 cvs coupon.
Final price= free + $2.00 overage

Playtex Tampons
Buy one at $4.99, get $3.00 ECB (limit one)
Use $1.oo/1 coupon from 6/22 paper or I found a $1.00 off in an old box of playtex
final price= .99 cents

Carefree, Stayfree, or OB products
Buy two for $9.00, get $ 5 ECB (limit one)
Use BOGO free coupon from the 6/29 paper
final price= free + $1.50 overage

Pepsi 12 packs
Buy four for $12.00, get $3.00 ECB
Use http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=rhhkfeg35266237&bt=wi&sssdmh=dm24.138860&o=53392&c=PE&p=yDOIqT26 this link to get a coupon for free sobe water when you buy 1 pepsi 12 pack. Print 4 of these. Combine the pepsi sale with this deal- buy 5 sobe waters for $5.00, get $2.00 ECB. You will get one free SOBE with each pepsi 12 pack purchase. You will need to buy one extra at $1.00. you will get $3.00 ECB for the pepsi and $2.00 ECB for the SOBE.
Final price= $8.00 for 4 12 packs and 5 SOBE's after coupons and ECB. But remember you can also use the $2.00 off $10.00 purchase. This will bring your grand total to $6.00!!!!!!!!!

Revlon Cosmetics
Sale price= All Revlon cosmetics are buy one get one free. The cheapest I saw were $3.99.
Use two $2.00 off coupons from the 7/20 or 8/24 papers.
Final price= free if you get the $3.99 make-up.

Haagen-Dazs ice cream
On sale 2 pints for $5.00.
There were tearpad coupons on the freezer door at my cvs for $2.00 off 2.
final price= 2 pints for $3.00 (yummy)

CVS hand soap
on sale for $.79 cents. use your $2.00 off any cvs skin care coupon
final price= free + $1.21 overage

Saturday, August 23, 2008


2 FREE samples from walmart
Get a Free sample of Cascade all in one and a Bonus Free sample of Mr Clean Magic Eraser here

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Great deal at Publix thru tomorrow

I found a great deal at Publix if you can deal with crowds out shopping for hurricane supplies. The frosted mini wheats are BOGO thru tomorrow night. That makes them $3.99 for 2 boxes. I used 2 $1.00 off coupons found in the August All You mag. This brought it to $1.99 for 2 boxes, but I also noticed these boxes have rebates on them. I will be getting $3.99 back in a rebate check. I will be making $2.00 on this transaction.

My CVS shopping trip 8/19






Hey everybody! I went to CVS today and only put out $2.72 OOP. Check it out:


1st Transaction:

  • Sunsilk shampoo $4.49 (bogo) - $1.50 coupon from paper
  • Sunsilk conditioner $4.49 (bogo) - $1.00 coupon that I had from somewhere
  • CVS foaming hand soap $1.99 - $2.00 CVS skincare coupon
  • Band-Aid ultra strips $4.49 - $1.00 coupon from paper
  • Hello Kitty Band-Aids $2.99 - $0.50 coupon from paper
  • J&J gauze pads $3.29 - $1.00 coupon from paper
  • Revlon Lash Fantasy $7.99 - $1.00 coupon from paper


Total before coupons $27.01
minus coupons & $5.00 off $25 $13.00
ECB used $ 9.99
Total OOP $2.05
ECB'S EARNED $10.00 ($5 for the mascara & $5 for the band-aid/J&J mix)



2nd Transaction:

  • Clorox Bleach $1.50 (no coupon, just needed it)
  • 2 cans of Swanson chicken $3.00 (-0.75/2 coupon from paper)
  • 2 bags Gold Emblem candy $1.76 (-1.00/2 gold emblem cvs coupon)
  • Puffs $0.88 (-25 coupon from paper)
  • 2 Oral-B indicator toothbrushes $3.98(-1.00/2 coupon from paper)
  • Dove skin revitalizer $9.99 (-3.50 coupon from paper)
  • CVS hand soap $1.99 (-2.00 cvs skincare coupon)
  • J&J buddies soap $0.99 (-.99 coupon from web)
  • Hershey's bar $0.79 (Zoe earned this one for being good and it helped me go over $25)
Total before coupons $26.62
Minus coupons & $5/$25 $14.49
ECB's used $10.00
Total OOP $00.67
ECB'S EARNED $5.00 ($2 for the toothbrushes & $3.00 for the revitalizer)


**Just to wrap it all up...I got everything above with $19.99 in ECB's, $2.72 in cash and I came out with $13.50 in ECB's to spend next time. Thanks to Kelly for spreading the word to all of us about CVS and how it works!***




Monday Menu item idea

I just thought that I would share this idea if anyone was trying to come up with some ideas for dinner... 
it's called Slow cooker Salsa chicken...I made Mexicorn and taco rice with it.. you can use it for tacos, nachos or whatever.. 
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup salsa
1 package reduced sodium taco seasoning
1 can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup (condensed)
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream

DIRECTIONS

Add chicken to slow cooker.
Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken.
Pour salsa and soup over chicken.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Remove from heat, cut up chicken pieces, and stir in sour cream.
Serve with rice

thanks to Kim at http://cookingwithkim-kim.blogspot.com

posted by homeschooling mom of 3

2 free crystal lights

Hey guys...I went to Walmart tonight and bought 3 koolaid packages and got a 12oz pkg of Kraft singles... also a free loaf of Sara Lee bread..Then went to publix and got 2 canisters of crystal light... they are bogof and there was a coupon if you bought 3 kraft products you got one for free...
I know that i'm rambling but I need to get the kids lessons ready for tomorrow...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday, August 17th Coupon Ideas

I have always gotten coupons from the Sunday paper or the Internet. I have read other blogs that talk about buying from a coupon cutting service. I never tried it until this week. I wanted to let everyone know it worked great. Selina posted the deal about Fusion razors being on clearance for $3.50 at our Wal-mart. I thought this would be a great time to try this since the razors would be free with the $4.00/1 coupon. I used http://www.thecouponclippers.com. I ordered them on Tue. night. They were mailed on Wed. and I received them on Friday. When you see a really good sale coming up or if you are short on coupons you use all the time, then give this a try. Happy Birthday Selina!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday 8/15/08 Walmart Trip


Cedar mop $10.33
4 boxes of Zatarain rice and jambalaya $7.58 used a $.75/2 coupon
Vlasic Dill pickles $3.18 used a $1/1 coupon
10 powerades @ $.60 each used 5 $1/2 coupons
10 Gillette fusion razors on clearance @$3.50 each used 10 $4/1 coupons
Overall total came to $18.44 after the starting total was a little over $65

Friday 8/15/08 CVS Trip


Alavert on sale for $5.99 used a $4/1 coupon and also got $3 ECB
2 Lamisil 1 for $7.99 and 1 for $8.99 Used a $4/1 coupon and a $3/1 coupon and got $10 ECB back for buying both.
24.7 Daily Skin Cream $15.79 used a cvs $10/1 coupon and also got back $10 ECB

Overall the total came to $13.66 OOP and recieved $23 back in ECB

Free McDonalds sandwich coupon

Here is an offer from McDonalds for a free sandwich/biscuit when you buy a drink. http://www.facetheglory.com/?bannerid=coupon

PUBLIX COUPON SAVINGS

Hey everybody! I went to Publix yesterday and there were a couple of coupon booklets on the stand where they have the ads. One is called JUST CHILL which has only a couple of coupons but the one on the back is for buy 1 get 1 free IBC root beer six packs. The other booklet is SMART SUMMERTIME SAVINGS. Here is a list of coupon matches for this week's ad:



  • Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer on sale for $2/$6-- use 2 $1/1 coupons ($4.00 for 2)
  • Contessa Meals on sale for 2/$10--use 1 $2/2 coupon ($8.00 for 2)
  • Shout Laundry Stain Remover on sale BOGO/$2.89--use $2/2 coupon ($0.89 for 2)



***Just a note in case everyone does not already know this...Publix will take all competitor's coupons. I have been using my Food Lion and Winn Dixie coupons there. If the coupon is for FL brand, just get Publix brand in the same thing. I had a $10.00 off of a $50.00 purchase from WD and I used it a Publix where the sales were way better!***

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Walgreens Trip


My deals at Walgreen's this week:
-All detergent on sale 2/ $8.00. Used 2 $1.00/1 coupons from All You Magazine. Also got a $2.00 register reciept (making the detergent $2.00 a bottle)
- Bic pens on sale 2/$1.00. Used a $1.00/2 coupon (making them free)
- Bic Soleil razors on sale for $5.99 each. Used Walgreens easy saver coupon $2.00/1 and a manuf. coupon for $3.00 off (making them .99cents each) puchased two.
-Glade scented oil candle on sale for $4.99. Used a $2.00 off coupon and will get a easy saver rebate of $2.00. ( making the final cost .99 cents)
-Glade wisp flameless candle on sale for $5.99 each. Used $3.00 off coupon and will get a $2.00 rebate. (making the final cost .99cents)
Kelly

current deals 08/11


  Hey Guys...
Selina found these awesome deals!!!
1. Foodlion - Applejacks, Frootloops and Corn Pops are on sale 3 for $5.oo
 
         First transaction..... 2 boxes = $1.66 
(used 1 $1.oo off the purchase of 2 kellogs cereal coupon)
          1 packs FL wipes = $1.50
 (1 $1.50 off coupons)
   1 Gerber Pacifiers = $2.09
 (1 $2.00 off any gertber product)
 Total OOP - $1.42  
( They messed up a coupon somewhere it should have been $2.42
                      2nd transaction.....  2 boxes = $1.66 
(used 1 $1.oo off the purchase of 2 kellogs cereal coupon)
 1 packs FL wipes = $1.50 
(1 $1.50 off coupons)
1 Gerber Pacifiers = $2.09
 (1 $2.00 off any gertber product)
  Total OOP - $2.42
  2. Walmart - 1- walmart brand 12 doz eggs    - $1.27
                    1- GV wheat bread                   - $1.52
                    1- chuck roll                            - $2.86
                    1- All you mag(to get add. coup)  $1.77
                    3- Fusion Razors @ $3.50 each     $10.50
 (3 $4.oo off 1 coupons)
       (on clearance at the register
 across from the nail salon)
 Total OOP - $6.78
  3. Publix - Grannola bars               
 (BOGO) $2.89 (2 - .50 off of 1)
                 Elpaso Taco dinner kit    
(BOGO)  $2.59 (1 $1.00 off the purch of 2)
                 BC Fruit roll ups            
(BOGO)  $2.73 (1 - .80 off of 2 & 1 - .60 off of any 1)
                 BC Spiderman Fr snacks 
 (BOGO) $2.73  (1 - .50 off of 2 & 1 - .50 off of any 1)
                 Peter pan Peanut butter
 (BOGO)  $2.59 (2 $1.00 off 1 coupons from the All You mag @ walmart)
                  Total OOP - $6.63





Selina,

 

Thanks for the info about fusion razors. This is what I got today at Wal-mart.

 

(2) fusion razors $3.50 each. Used  2 $4.00/ 1 coupons for overage.

(3) kotex panty liners $1.00 each. Used 3 $1.00/1 coupons

(1) john Frieda trial sized mousse .97cents. Used a $100/1 coupon

(10) powerades .60 cents each. Used 5 $1.00/2 coupons

 

OOP after coupons (including tax) .73 cents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Kelly


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