Thursday, December 31, 2009

This Sunday is one to buy a few papers

This Sunday(1/3/10) is going to be a great Sunday for coupons. There should be 2 smart source, 2 red plums, and 1 general mills set.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.....many more deals to come in 2010!!!!!!

Shopping the last day of 2009

I had a lot of coupon/deals I wanted to do that were expiring today so I headed out to Walgreen's and CVS this morning. My first stop was Walgreen's. The total of all this would have been $ without sales and coupons. After sales/coupons I paid $20.27 OOP, but I got back $16 in register I paid $4.27 for all of this......good deal to me. Next stop was CVS. My total before sales/coupons would have been $ My total OOP after sales/coupons was $17.44 and I got back $8 in extra care I spent $9.44 for all the stuff below.........BUT......the very best part is I am mailing in a rebate to get $15 back (olay) I made money on this deal.
My last stop was to another Walgreen's because the first store was out of neosporin. My total before sales and coupons was $22.38. I paid $4 OOP, but I got back $7 in register rewards. I made money on this deal too!!!!!!! A very good way to end the year:)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

75% off Christmas clearance

I went to Target this morning and they had changed to 75% off!!!!! I had set a goal not to buy anything until they went to 75% off and I did it. Not every Target has gone to 75% off so be patient. A few tips
  • look other places for Christmas items besides the designated place.....example I found Hello kitty make-up items for young girls in the make-up section. Some of the packaging had Chritmas so I scanned it and it was 75% off
  • look in the paper goods for holiday paper towels, ziplocs, tissues, etc....look in the food items for holiday marked foods. I got a pack of oreos for .67 cents because they had snowflakes on them.
  • look in the clothing for holiday clothes, socks, etc...
  • Candy- they have they Christmas books of Hubba Bubba gum, Life savers etc....these are individually wrapped package's inside the box book that can be taken out and used for Easter basket fillers.


My Wal-mart is still 50% off but you can find a few good deals. Wal-mart tends to have a lot of kids bath items.....GI Joe, Hannah Montana, Disney Princess, etc.... that is not marked holiday but is 50% off. Think outside the box. These would be great Easter basket fillers or gifts to fill a Valentine bag.....think ahead

$1.80 note cards shipped

I just ordered these cute personalized stationary note cards from Of course they will have my name and not have the "last chance" on I got a set of 25 for $1.93 shipped. Just use the code: madness to take 70% off of the already reduced clearance price and shipping is free too. These were originally $27.50, then marked down to $6.00 , then $1.80 after discount code (madness) and .13 cents tax. Just go to clearance and look thru all the pages for the last chance items for the best deals.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Inexpensive date night

Tonight we were kid free (kids with grandparents) so we decided to go out. We went to dinner then to the movies. We used passes we got free from General Mills cereal boxes. They were specially marked boxes that you collected and got free movie we saved $20 tonight.
We went and saw Blind Side which I highly recommend. Very Good movie. You can see the trailer here.

Winn-Dixie Meal Deal

Wednesday Dec 30th-Jan 5th Winn Dixie is is doing their Meal Deal again. This time the deal is

  • Buy 2 Tombstone Pizzas (priced 2/$11.58)

Then you get the following items free:

  • Winn Dixie garlic bread sticks
  • Farm Rich mozzarella sticks
  • Breyers ice cream
  • 2 liter coca-cola product

This is a great deal......maybe not so great on the diet, but.......

Monday, December 28, 2009

Benefit Beauty kit $10 ($30 value)

Sephora has a great deal on this Benefit beauty kit at $10. I love Benefit make up. It is one
of the things I do splurge on. I bought a lot right before my wedding and I'm hooked:)

Become a fan of Nexxus on Facebbok

Become a fan of Nexxus on Facebook and you can print a $2 coupon. Hit the back button and print it twice. I saw a lot of Nexxus on clearance at my Walgreen's......may make a good deal.

Picture People coupon

Do you still need to get some photos taken? maybe holiday, maybe an upcoming birthday, or just because. This sounds like a great deal. You get: a portrait package consisting of (1) 8x10 (2) 5x7's and (8) wallets of the same image, (25) postcards,plus $25 in fun cash to spend during a future purchase. Click here for the coupon.
Thanks, coupon saving family

New Johnson's baby coupon

Click here to get your $1/1 coupon.

Free Gillette Fusion Razor

Proctor & Gamble is offering a free Fusion Razor (limit 1 per household).
  • call 1-888-778-3221
  • press 2 for English
  • press 1
  • follow instructions and enter mailing info

Thanks to The frugal Girls for this info.

Free taco from Taco Bell

Taco bell is offering a coupon for a free fresco taco. Print yours here. Offer good thru 1/3/10. This is good because the kids are out of school. I can go get us a cheap lunch.

9 cent prints at Walgreen's

This is great for all the holiday pics I need to print. Upload your pictures to and then use the code 9cents at checkout. make sure to pick your pictures up in your local store to avoid shipping charges. You can also walk into Walgreens and upload your pics, but I find it much easier to do at home where my kids are contained.

$10 off at Bath and Body works

Bath and Body Works has a $10 of $40 purchase coupon you can print here. I got a gift card for Christmas and there is a big sale going on.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas everyone!!!! I hope you enjoy a special time with your family and friends.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

$4.99 per year for Rachel Ray magazine

This is a good deal for this magazine. Go here and use the code: ee78 at checkout.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

couponing fieldtrip

One of my good friends, Elisha, wanted to go to Publix with me on a shopping trip to see how I shop. So last night her family came over and had dinner with my family, then we headed off. It was a good trip. I spent $47oop. I am getting back a $10 rebate and I saved $125. This was my first field trip....but so fun. We left the guys in charge of all the kids......well you can see that the guys were more interested in XBOX. They were in this position when we left and when we returned....LOL

This is a pic of my little elves delivering home baked goodies to the neighbors. I want them to have a giving heart.

Abby and Deja

Monday, December 21, 2009

Free International Delight for facebook fans

Are you on Facebook? If so, then you can sign up to become oa fan of International Delight right here.
The first 100,000 fans will get a coupon for a free one.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holiday happenings

We are crab sitting Drew and Abby's class room pets (hermit crabs). There names are Zach & Zoe. Pray I do okay taking care of them. The teacher gave me a hermit crabs for dummies book to read...LOL. This is Abby and her friend at their girl scout Christmas party

We had our big familt Christmas party last night. It has always been at my house every year since 1992 (the first year I was married). I passed the torch to my cousin this year and she had it at her new house. It was bittersweet because it was a tradition that Aaron and I had started together, but it was time to pass the torch. maybe it will be in Tallahassee at my other cousin's house next year. We are so blessed to still have our granny with us. We took lots of pictures with her. These are all the great-grand kids

Granny and her grand kids (minus two who couldn't make it).

My Abby loves to pose for pictures, so after church today she went outside for her mini modeling session....LOL. I love that girl. I hope you are enjoying your holidays as well.

Friday, December 18, 2009

$1 cozy socks at Old Navy tomorrow 12/19

Old Navy will be having a sale on their cozy socks tomorrow , Saturday 12/19/09 for $1 each (limit 5). Would make another great stocking stuffer.

Free lip gloss from Bath & Body Works

Click here to print your coupon for a free lip item with any purchase at Bath and Body Works. Thanks Land of the Free for this info.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

$15 credit to Shutterfly

***********************Sorry, this deal appears to be over already. That went really quickly**************************************************************************
Shutterfly customers can get a $15 credit right now that can be used at a later date. This is good for New or existing customers. Here's how to do it:
2)Click on my Shutterfly
3) scroll down and click on "enter special code offer"
4)enter code FIFTEENOFF to get your credit. It is is good until 7/15/2109. Don't ask me why it is soooooo long, but I think you can use it by then :)
Thanks Deal Seeking Mom for this info.

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's a busy time of year

I am hoping that things slow done a little bit in 2 days, because then I will be off until Jan 4th!!! I hope to get back to blogging more deals, but in the meantime I will show you what has been keeping me so busy. Avery had to go the YMCA to get his football award/medal on Saturday morning. Then it was off to church for Christmas play practice. Drew and Abby went to Lowe's to build Christmas ornaments. they love this and it's free.
Saturday afternoon this kids went to their grandparents and we went shopping. It was raining non-stop for at least 12 hours, but despite all that I feel like I got a lot accomplished. Avery was in the Children's Christmas play at our church on Sunday night.

He had a lead part and sang a solo......proud mama.

He's such a ham.

Avery and Caleb

Drew had a Boy Scouts party tonight. He loves scouting.

I love the Holiday season, but it can become quite hectic. Tomorrow I am leaving work early to go to Drew and Abby's school party. They are in first grade and I know these years will fly by. I want to enjoy every minute of it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Almost time for resolutions

It never seems to work out well for me, but there is always this year...LOL. Anyway there is a good new printable Lean Cuisine coupon here. Hit your back button and print it twice.

O, Oprahs magazine for $5 a year

I love to read and I am so liking all these cheap subscriptions. Amazon is offering a years subs. to O, the Oprah magazine for just $5. This offer is good thru Dec. 19th. This deal is 87% off the cover price.

Friday, December 11, 2009

20 free holiday songs from i-tunes

I love to get free songs from i-tunes. Click here to get 20 free songs.
Thanks, Southern Savers

Free ornaments at Lowe's this Saturday

This Saturday, Lowe's will be offering another Build and Grow clinic for children. It will be from 10:00am-11:00am. Go here for more detials and to sign up.

I got my ornaments from Artscow

Last month I wrote a post about $1.99 Christmas ornaments from Artscow. A lot of people said they have experienced slow shipping with that company since they are outside the U.S. I ordered from them last Christmas and had no problem. This year I ordered Thanksgiving weekend. I received my order on Wed. (12/9). I thought that was a pretty fast shipment. I think maybe the production /shipping time on other items (such as photo books) may be longer.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Have you experienced frustration at Walgreens?

My friend, Selina has always had problems with Walgreen's and she would call me to vent her frustration. I have always tried to be aware of every (sometimes crazy) rule that Walgreen's has for their register reward (RR) program. As long as I followed those rules I usually have no problems.....that is until last month. I work in a very urban area of Jax. so it is easy for me to run by that Walgreen's after work. About a month ago I had a problem with a transaction where I was using RR and coupons. I had the appropriate amount of items to coupons, etc... but for some reason it would beep in the computer. The manager came up and told me I can't use RR and coupons together. I explained Walgreen's corporate policy that a register reward is counted as a manuf. coupon and as long as the number of coupons doesn't exceed the number of items I can use them together. I couldn't get anywhere with him so I asked for my coupons and RR back and went straight to my Walgreen's near my home and did the same transaction with no problems at all. I was so frustrated with the first store that I stayed away at least a month. I decided to give them another try today because I had a RR that I needed to use. I bought 2 boxes of cereal. I used one manf. coupon and 1 RR....I was buying 2 items and using 2 coupons total for the transaction. Should be no problem right???? Wrong. It took the manf. coupon but beeped on the RR. I asked to have a manager come fix whatever problem was occurring. An assistant manager came up and told me that I can't use a RR with a matter how many items I have. i informed him that Walgreen's corporate counts a RR as a manuf. coupon and since I had 2 items I can use 2 he insisted I was wrong.... The cashier calls the manager and says over the phone "the lady we had a problem with last time is up here again"......excuse me????? I was not causing any problems just trying to get their problem resolved.....Long story short a nice lady manager did come up front and confirmed I was right, but not before I was totally embarrassed. I will not be going to that Walgreen's again.........but rest assured I will be going to other Walgreen's.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Great Keebler cookie deal at Target

This week Target has Keebler cookies on sale for $2 each and when you buy 5 packs you get a $5 gift card. So you spend $10 and get a $5 gift card, but I found something to make this deal even better. I went to the Christmas section of my store and found specially marked boxes of Keebler cookies. They did not have a sale sign so I scanned them to make sure they were $2 each( and they were). They specially marked boxes say: Free $10 in toy cash. You get a $10 toy voucher in the mail when you buy 5 boxes. The rebate form is inside of the box. And you have until 12/31/2010 (not this year) to redeem it. So this is what I did: bought 5 boxes for $10 total. Got a $5 gift card. Now will send in for $10 rebate = free + overage!!!!!!! We can use these at scouts or school party for snacks!!!!!! Win/Win!!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas......Abby and Drew decide to decorate their rooms

No......this is not my tree in my family room. Abby and Drew decided to buy little trees for their rooms. Abby bought a purple one and Drew bought a green traditional one. The made all the ornaments by themselves....including the stars made out of a soda bottle....very creative kids. I know they aren't perfect award winning trees, but they made memories that will last a lifetime.

They also made a gingerbread house and couldn't wait to gobble up their art....LOL

Jim and I were given Jags tickets at the last minute today. We had a lot of fun. the weather was great and they WON!!!!!!

Is it really sad that I was just as excited about the $5 coupon on the back of the ticket that I can use a Publix???........I guess I am pathetic.....LOL