Sunday, December 12, 2010

"And now it's time to say goodbye..."

After much prayerful consideration, I feel as though there are other things in my life that I need to focus on other than this blog.  This takes a lot more time than I had expected, and I don't want to take any more time from my little ones than I already do.  I really enjoyed doing this, and hope that I am able to take it up again one day.  For now, I am going to play with my babies and tend to my home.  Feel free to email me if you have questions though. I'm always happy to answer!  I suggest trying out Money Saving Mom for all of your saving needs.  She is a kind, thoughtful, honest blogger.  Not only does she share store deals, she also writes various series focused on teaching you better time and money management. 

It was fun!

Be blessed!!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Days of Whataburger: Day 6, FREE Fried Pie

For Day 6 of Whataburger's 12 Days of Whataburger, you can get a coupon for a FREE Fried Pie.  Haven't signed up yet?  Go here to sign up!  Yay for free food....even though our stomach bug infected family can't participate! 

Free Sample: Shout Color Catcher

I have wanted to try this for quite a while now, but haven't had a coupon that made the price good enough.  Yay for free samples!!

Go here to get your free sample of Shout Color Catcher!

FREE Picture with Santa at Super 1!!

If you look at the top of your Super 1 ad this week, you'll see that they are having FREE pictures with Santa Clause from 10-4 today!  Fun!  Sure beats the 4 jillion dollars you'd pay at the mall. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Free Sample: John Frieda Sheer Blonde

Go here for your free sample of John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner.  I haven't used this one, but my sister loves it! 

12 Days of Whataburger

  Whataburger is doing a 12 Days of Christmas special this month (isn't every store?).  Every other day from now until December 23, they are offering free food items.  Go here to sign up.  They will send you the coupon in your email.  Last year I was able to print one for each one in our family.  Nice!!

So far, they've had free onion rings, taquitos, Dr. Pepper, chicken strips, and a breakfast sandwich.  The next coupon will be for December 11, so sign up now!!

Free Sample: Whey to go Protein Powder

 Go here for your free sample of Whey To Go Protein Powder.  It will let you choose from Vanilla, Chocolate, or Strawberry.  Sounds interesting.

Lane Bryant Sweaters B1G1 AND $30/$60 AND 3% back!!

Are you in need of a couple of sweaters this winter?  Lane Bryant has been having a "12 days of Christmas" sale.  Today's deal is $30/$60.  If you combine this with their ongoing B1G1 FREE sweater sale, you can score some sweaters for pretty cheap (well, cheap for LB).  Also, don't forget to go through Ebates to get 3% back on your purchase!!!  One nice thing about Lane Bryant is that they will ship your order to their store FOR FREE.  Yay!  So, here's how to do it:

  • Go to Ebates(Don't know about Ebates?  Go here to read about it.  It is so easy to sign up!!)  Type in Lane Bryant in the search box.  It will take you to the Lane Bryant site.  Now shop as usual.  Don't want to use Ebates?  Just go here.
  • Click on the "Sale" tab.
  • Click on Sweaters.
  • Add 2 sweaters to your cart. (I chose the $49.50 ones)
  • Add something small to bump your total up to $60 (I added a cami)
  • When you check out, use code 006955915
Your total should be around $35 for 2 sweaters and your extra item!  Then Ebates will automatically credit the 3% to your Ebates account!  Yay!!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

FREE Sample OB Tampons

Go here to get your free sample of OB tampons.  Remember that most samples come with coupons...many of them are really great coupons!

Walgreens: .49 Bic Multipurpose Lighters

 It seems as though I missed a great deal from Walgreens this week.  You can get the Bic Multi-Purpose Lighters for .49.  Here's how:

Buy 1 Bic Multi-Purpose Lighter for $2.99
Use $1/1 Bic Lighter coupon from the Walgreens December Savings booklet AND
Use $1.50/1 Bic Lighter coupon
Total:  .49

To see the other great deals at Walgreens this week, go here.

Thanks to Rebekah B. for the heads up!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Walgreens Deals, December 5-11, 2010

Walgreens is doing something called super Jingle Cash (Jingle Cash is what they are calling the RR for the holiday season).  For every $25 you spend, you receive $5 Jingle Cash up to $20 Jingle Cash in one Transaction.  In the past, Walgreens' deals like this require that the $25 be AFTER coupons. If that is the case, this usually is not worth it for me.  If not, YAY!!!  The $5 Jingle Cash can only be redeemed from 12/12 through 12/18.

Walgreens wouldn't sound very exciting to me this week if they didn't have the great filler items!!  I'm going to grab several of those items for stocking stuffers.

Buy Dark & Lovely or Optimum Care Relaxer Kit @ $5.99, get $4 RR
Use $2/1 Optimum Care printable
Total:  FREE

Reach Total Care Floss--$3.99
Use $2 off Reach Total Care in-ad coupon AND
Use $2/1 Reach Total Care floss (from 10-10 RP insert) or
Total:  FREE

Cortaid Maximum Strength 1% cream (.5 oz)--$3
Receive Mail In Rebate form at Checkout
Total:  FREE
(I have done a Cortaid Rebate before and received my check quickly!)

Halls Drops--.99
Use $1/2 Halls drops coupon or
Use.75/1 Halls Refresh from the October All You Magazine or
Use $1/1 Halls Refresh from the November All You Magazine
Total:  FREE - .49

Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste or Glide Floss @ $3.49, get $2.50 RR
Use $1/1 Crest Toothpaste from the P&G $110 Coupon booklet or
Use .75/1 Crest Toothpaste or
Use .25/1 Glide Floss from the P&G $100 Coupon booklet or
Use $1/1 Glide Floss (coupons from inside of package)
Total:  FREE - .74

Buy 1 Revlon Top Speed Nail Color @ $5.99, get $5 RR
Use $1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic from the October Marie Claire magazine
Total:  FREE - .99

Jell-O Instant Pudding--.59 with in-ad coupon
Buy 3
Use $1.25/3 Jell-O (tearpad that I found at Brookshire's a long time ago)
Total:  .17 each

Stove Top Stuffing or Betty Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes --.99 with in-ad coupon
Use .50/2 Betty Crocker boxed Potatoes
Total:  .74 each

Skippy Peanut Butter--$1.50
Use .60/1 Skippy coupon or
.50/1 Skippy coupon
Total:  .90-$1

Eggs (one dozen)--.99

Buy 2 Nivea for Men Skin Care @ $4.50 each, get $5 RR
Use (2) $1/1 Nivea coupons
Total:  $1 each

Buy 4 Scunci Hair Accessories @ $2 each, get $3 RR
Total:  $1.25 each

RevitaLens Multi-Purpose or Blink Tears--$7.99

Use $2 off RevitaLens or Blink December Walgreens Coupon booklet AND
$4/1 RevitaLens Ocutec Multi-Purpose Disinfecting solution
Total:  $1.99

Buy 1 Playtex Tampons @ $6.99 (36 ct. Gentle Glide or Sport), get $2 RR
Use $2/1 Playtex printable
Total:  $2.99

Filler items (Or just great, cheap stuff!)

Christmas Gift Sacks--.13 with in-ad coupon

Christmas Cups/Tumblers--.13 with in-ad coupon

Christmas Pencils or Candy Cane Pens--.16 with in-ad coupon

Royal Gelatin--.20 with in-ad coupon

Taper Candles--.25 with in-ad coupon

Mars, Nestle, or Mars Holiday candies--.33

Hallmark White Gift Tissue (20 ct.)--.33 with in-ad coupon

Berwick Gift Bows (25 ct.)--.33 with in-ad coupon

Fantus Gift Tags (24 ct.)--.33 with in-ad coupon

Walgreens Invisible Tape--.33 with in-ad coupon

Christmas Activity Pads, puzzles, and books--.33 with in-ad coupon

No Nonsense Essential Basics Knee Highs--.34 with in-ad coupon

Water Globe Ball--.39 with in-ad coupon

Mini Stockings--.39 with in-ad coupon

Icicles Strands (2000 ct.)--.39 with in-ad coupon

Ornament Hooks (150 ct.)--.39 with in-ad coupon

Morton Salt or Deerfield Farms Baking Soda --.50 with in-ad coupon

Van Camp’s Pork and Beans or Armour Vienna Sausage--.50 with in-ad coupon

Big Roll Bathroom Tissue--.50 with in-ad coupon

Sharpie Permanent Marker--.50 with in-ad coupon

10 pack Paper Mate Pens--.50 with in-ad coupon

No nonsense Essential Basics Pantyhose--.79 with in-ad coupon

$20 HP Deskjet 1050 All-in-One Printer!!

Has your old printer given up the ghost after all of your coupon printing?  Does your husband need a printer because yours is always busy printing out confirmation pages from all of the great deals you get?  Or perhaps you'd just like to print your coupons twice as fast!?  Well, here's the deal for you.

Right now, you can go here and get an HP Deskjet 1050 All-in-One printer for only $20!!  This includes the FREE shipping AND the ink!  Don't forget to go through Ebates to also get 2% back (New to Ebates?  Read about it here)!!  Since Kevin isn't home and can't tell me all of the fancy pants computer words to use, here's the description from the website:

Print, scan and copy everyday documents with the compact, reliable HP Deskjet 1050 All-In-One Printer. Designed to fit your taste, space and budget, it is easy to use and maintain, helps you conserve resources, and it's backed by the HP award-winning service and support.

HP Deskjet 1050 All-In-One Printer: Key Features:
  • Print Speed
  • Black: Up to 16 ppm; Color: Up to 12 ppm

  • Print Resolution

  • Black: Up to 600 dpi, Color: Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi

  • Energy Star certified

  • Replacement Ink

  • HP 61, HP61XL Black Ink Cartridges, HP 61, HP 61XL Tri-color Ink CartridgesAdditional Specifications
  • Copier Settings:
  • Black: Up to 4.5 cpm, Color: Up to 2.5 cpm

  • Scan Settings:

  • Optical: Up to 1200 dpi, Hardware: Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi

  • Paper & Media Compatibility: 60-sheet input tray, 25-sheet output tray

  • Media Types: Paper (brochure, inkjet, plain), photo paper, envelopes, labels, cards (greeting), transparenciesSystem Requirements
  • Compatible Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2) or higher (32-bit only), Mac OS X v 10.5 or v 10.6
  • What's Included:
  • HP 61 Black, HP 61 Tri-color ink cartridges
  • Software CD and Setup Guide
  • Power Supply and power cord
  • Reusable tote
  • Unless otherwise noted, USB printer cable not included. To shop, click here.
  • Support & Warranty
  • 1-year technical phone support; 1-year limited hardware warranty
  • Sunday, December 5, 2010

    CVS Deals, December 5-11, 2010

    New to CVS?  Go here to read How to do CVS.

    3 Day Sale - Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
    Candy Canes (10 ct)--.50
    Limit 6

    M&M's (9.9-12.6 oz)--$2
    Limit 6
    Use $2/3 M&Ms coupon or
    Use $1/2 M&Ms coupon
    Total:  $1.33-$1.50

    Buy 3 Coca Cola 12 packs @ 3/$10, get $3 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Use $1/3 Coca Cola peelie
    Total:  $2 each (GREAT price!!)

    Regular Sale Items

    Planter's Flavor Grove Nuts--$2.50
    Some coupon printers are printing $2.50/1 Planter's Grove nuts.
    Total:  FREE

    Buy 1 Accu-Check Aviva Monitor @ $14.99, get $14.99 Rebate
    Total:  FREE

    Zhu Zhu Pets--B1G1 Free
    Use B2G1 Free printable
    Total:  4 for the price of 1
    (Think birthday presents throughout the year!  Thanks Rebekah B. for the idea!)

    Stove Top Stuffing--$1.50
    I got a $1/1 Stove Top coupon from the coupon printer!  Check yours.
    Total:  .50

    Monthly Deals

    Buy 1 Azo Itch Cream or Wipes @ $6.99, get $5 ECBs

    Limit 3
    Use $2/1 Azo printable
    Total:  FREE

    Buy 1 Complete Multi-Purpose Solution @ $9.99, get $9.99 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Total:  FREE

    Buy 1 Motrin PM (20 ct) @ $5.99, get $3 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Use $2/1 Motrin PM coupon
    Total:  .99

    Saturday, December 4, 2010

    Back in the Saddle

    Between stomach bugs, vacation, stomach bugs, school, stomach bugs, and playing catch up with housework, I have let the blog slide.  Everyone is finally well, and the house is put back together.  We'll start fresh Monday morning. I hope you see you then!!

    Be blessed!!

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Cellfire Cyber Monday Madness

    Log in to your Cellfire account from 12 to 5 (PST) today for a chance to win $5!  It will be automatically added to your card. Seems like an easy way to win $5 to use on your  next shopping trip!

    Barnes & Noble: FREE shipping AND 10% back!!

    Do you have any book lovers on your Christmas list?  Here's a great deal for you!!

    Barnes and Noble is offering FREE SHIPPING on ANY order today only!!  Use coupon code B3X4N4N at checkout. 

    Shop their Bargain Books section for inexpensive books.  There are some really good ones.  From their home page, roll over Books, look under Departments, and then choose Bargain Books.  Sort them by price, and you'll find lots and lots of stuff for under $3!!  I found lots of kid's books for $1.78.

    Now, make these 2 things even sweeter by going through Ebates and get 10% of your purchase back!!!!!  If you haven't tried Ebates yet, you should.  It is so very easy!!  Go here to read about more it. 

    Monday, November 22, 2010

    Walgreens: Black Friday!!!

    Well, their Black Friday sale actually starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday.  But, we'll call it Black Friday anyway because Black Thursday, Friday, and Saturday is just too much to type! 

    Walgreens is being so "clever".  They're calling their RRs "Jingle Cash" for the Christmas season.  I think it's corny, but we'll roll with it.  ;-)

    Here are the best deals that I see:

    Buy 1 Olay Body Wash @ $3.49, get $2.50 Jingle Cash

    Use $1/1 Olay or
    Buy a travel size Secret Deodorant ($1.49) and use $5 off Olay wyb Secret
    Total:  FREE plus $2.52 overage - FREE

    Buy Right Guard Total Defense 5 Antiperspirant/Deodorant @ $2.99, get $2 Jingle Cash 
    Use B1G1 Right Guard or Dry Idea Coupon (10/31 RP) AND
    Use $1.50/1 Right Guard Total Defense printable
    Total:  2 FREE plus $1.50 overage

    Buy Robitussin To Go DM (2 ct.) @ $2.49, get $2.49 Jingle Cash
    Use $2/1 Robitussin printable
    Total:  FREE plus $2 overage

    Buy Old Spice Fresh Spray @ $3.99, get $3.99 Jingle Cash
    Buy 2
    Use BIGI Free from the P&G Coupon Booklet
    Total:  2 FREE

    Buy 1 Herbal Essence Hair Care @ $2.49, get $1.50 Jingle Cash
    Use $0.50/1 Herbal Essence
    Use $2/1 Herbal Essence
    Total:  FREE plus $1.01 - .49

    Buy Bic Soleil or Flex 4 Razors @ $2.99, get $2 Jingle Cash
    Use $2/1 coupon from the November All You magazine
    Total:  FREE plus $1.01 overage

    Buy 1 Centrum Silver (30 ct.) @ $4.24, get $3.25 Jingle Cash
    Use $2/1 Centrum coupon or printable
    Use $1/1 Centrum printable
    Total: FREE plus $1.01 overage - FREE

    Buy ThermaCare Heat Wraps @ $2.49, get $2.49 Jingle Cash
    Use $1/1 ThermaCare printable
    Total:  FREE plus $1 overage

    Buy Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength @ $2.99, get $2.99 Jingle Cash
    Use $1/1 Colgate Total or Sensitive
    Total:  FREE plus $1 overage

    Buy Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste @ $2.99, get $2.99 Jingle Cash
    Use $1/1 Crest 3D White toothpaste, toothbrush, or rinse or
    Use .75/1 Crest Toothpaste
    Total:  FREE plus .75-$1 overage

    Buy Oral-B Indicator Toothbrush @ $2.25, get $2.25 Jingle Cash
    Use .75/2 Oral-B Indicator Toothbrushes from the P&G coupon booklet
    Total:  FREE plus .75 overage

    8×10 Collage Print--$3.99
    Use FREE with in ad coupon (use code BFCOLLAGE for online checkout)
    Total:  FREE 

    Buy Nivea for Men Shave Gel @ $2.99, get $2.99 Jingle Cash
    Total:  FREE 

    Buy Planters Deluxe or Nutrition Nuts @ $3.49, get a $3.49 Mail-In-Rebate
    Use $1/2 Planters products
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Secret Scent Expressions Body Splash @ $3.49, get $3.49 Jingle Cash
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Gillette Fusion ProSeries Skin Care @ $5.49, Get $5.49 Jingle Cash
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Advil PM (4 ct.) @ .99, Get .99 Jingle Cash
    Total:  FREE

    Buy 1 Dr. Pepper, 7 Up, or A&W 2 Liters @ .99, get .99 Jingle Cash
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Just for Men 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner @ $4.99, get $4.99 Jingle Cash
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Scunci No Slip or No Damage Hair Elastics @ $1.99, get $1.99 Jingle Cash
    Total:  FREE

    Buy GUM Eez-Thru Flossers (90 ct.) @ $2.25, get $2.25 Jingle Cash
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Fiber Choice Fruit Tablets @ $2.49, get $2.49 Jingle Cash
    Total:  FREE

    Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion--$1.99
    Use $1/1 Vaseline coupon
    Total:  .99

    Buy Covergirl Continuous Color Lipstick or Lash Exact Mascara @ $3.99, get $2 Jingle Cash
    Use $1/1 Covergirl cosmetic coupon
    Total:  .99

    Buy Noxema Cleanser or Scrub @ $3.99, get $3 Jingle Cash
    Total .99

    Arm & Hammer 2x Laundry Detergent--$1.99

    Use $1/2 Aum & Hammer Laundry printable
    Total:  $1.49 each

    CVS: FREE Bioluxe Shampoo, Conditioner, or CVS Toothbrush

    I ran across this goodie this morning.  Simply enter your Extra Care Number from the back of your card and your e-mail address. 

    The page says:

    "Free Gift from CVS, choose from a Travel Size Bioluxe Shampoo or Conditioner OR a CVS Toothbrush"

    FREE Sample: Purina One Dog or Cat Food

    Another goodie for the pets!!

    Go here to get your free sample of Purina One Dog Food.  I guess it's silly, but I like it when I get something that I can give to Zoe'.  8o)

    Sunday, November 21, 2010

    CVS: Black Friday!!

    Go here to see the regular deals for this week.

    I loved, loved, loved Black Friday last year.  I MADE like $20.  It was so awesome.  I suggest that you go and enjoy yourselves!!  Here's what they have:

    Buy Old Spice Fresh Collection or Gillette Odor Shield Deodorant @ $4, get $4 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Use $2/1 Gillette Deodorant
    Total:  FREE plus $2 overage

    Buy Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste @ $3.99, get $3.99 ECBs
    Limit 2
    Use $1/1 Colgate Sensitive coupon or printable
    Total:  FREE plus $1 overage

    Buy Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion @ $6.99, get $6.99 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Use $1/1 Eucerin
    Total:  FREE plus $1 overage

    Buy Herbal Essences Hydralicious Shampoo or Conditioner @ $3.99, get $3.99 ECBs
    Limit 2
    Use $1/2 Herbal Essences
    Total:  FREE plus $1 overage
    Buy 1 Listerine Pocket Pack @ $2.99, get $2.99 ECBs
    Limit 2
    Use .50/1 Listerine Pocket Pacs coupon
    Total:  FREE plus .50 overage

    Buy Carmex Lip Balm @ .99, get .99 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Use .30/1 Carmex Lip coupon
    Total:  FREE plus .30 overage

    Buy Excedrin Migraine, PM, or Extra Strength @ .99, get .99 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Advil PM (4 ct.) @ .99, get .99 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Philips In-Ear Headphones or Universal Remote Control @ $6.99, get $6.99 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Total:  FREE

    Buy L.A. Looks Styling Gel @ $2.99, get $2.99 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Total:  FREE

    Buy 1 Renpure Organics Shampoo, Conditioner, or Amazing Miracle Reconstructor @ $4.99, get $4.99 ECBs
    Limit 2
    **If there are bottles with the "Try Me Free" rebates on them, get those!  Then you'll have $4.99 overage!!!**
    Total:  FREE (and possibly better!)

    Buy Reeses Singles @ .79, get .79 ECBs

    Limit 5
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Mars King Size Candy @ $1.59, get $1.59 ECBs
    Limit 5
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Xtra 2x Laundry Detergent @ $1.99, get $1 ECB
    Limit 1
    Total:  .99

    Buy 1 Appliance @ $18.88, get $10 ECBs
    Included are:  American Era Chocolate Fountain, Rice Cooker, Cupcake Maker, Coffee Maker, or Rival Crockpot
    Limit 1
    Total:  $8.88

    CVS Deals, November 21-27, 2010

    These deals aren't fantastic, but that's because Thursday and Friday are GOING TO ROCK!!!  Go here to see the Black Friday list!!

    Buy Excedrin Migraine, PM, or Extra Strength @ .99, get .99 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Total:  FREE

    Buy Advil PM (4 ct.) @ .99, get .99 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Total:  FREE

    Buy 1 Old Spice or Secret Deodorant @ $2.79, get $1 ECB
    Limit 1
    Try this:

    • Buy 1 Secret Deodorant AND 1 package Olay bars (about $4)
    • Use $5 off Olay wyb Secret (leaves a dollar over to cover the Secret cost)
    Total:  .40 each

    Buy 2 Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Mini Wheats @ 2/$5, get $2 ECBs
    Use $1/2 Kellogg's printable
    Total:  $1 each

     Buy Biore Cleanser, Scrub, Towelettes, or Pore Strips @ $7.98, get $3 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Use $1/1 Biore Coupon or
    Use $2/1 Biore Coupon
    Total:  $2.98

    Friday, November 19, 2010

    Kroger: 24 Pounds of Cookie Dough...oh, and some cereal too!

    While I was there, I noticed that the 32 oz. Pillsbury cookie dough was the same price as the 12 oz one.  Really?!  I asked and was told that that was correct!  Yay!!  I didn't realize that this was a Catalina deal too, but it was.  What a nice surprise!  Another surprise was that I must have had a LOT of Pillsbury cookie e-coupons on my card.  When you head to the store, make sure that you load your e-coupons!!  Go here for a list of e-coupon places. 

    Anyway, here's what we got:

    12 BIG rolls of Pillsbury cookie dough
    4 boxes Wheaties Fuel
    2 boxes Cheerios
    1 Betty Crocker Muffin Mix
    1 Grands cinnamon rolls
    1 Carmex lip balm (not in the picture)

    Here's how I did it:

    Transaction 1:
    • 4 Pillsbury Cookie Dough
    • 4 Wheaties Fuel cereal
    • 2 Cheerios cereal
    • 1 Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls
    • 1 Betty Crocker Muffin Mixes 
    • 1 Carmex Lip balm

    Coupons used:

    Paid with:
    $1.25 Catalina from this deal (yes, you can use it at other stores.  It is simply a manufacturer coupon) AND
    $3.95 OOP
    Received:  $2 Catalina (for purchasing 5 Pillsbury  items)

    Transaction 2
    4 Pillsbury Cookie Doughs

    Coupons used:
    (2) $1/2 Pillsbury Cookie Dough AND (2) $1/1 Shortcuts Ecoupons

    Paid with:  $2 Catalina from Transaction 1 and NOTHING OOP
    Received:  $1 Catalina

    4 Pillsbury Cookie Doughs

    Coupons used:
    (2) $1/2 Pillsbury Cookie Dough AND (1) $1/2 Shortcuts Ecoupons

    Paid with:  $1 Catalina from Transaction 2 AND $1.88 OOP
    Received:  $1 Catalina

    Regular Price:  $80.65
    I paid OOP:  $5.83
    Received:  $1
    It was like paying $4.83 for all of it!!!

    Come visit me on Facebook!!

    Cinderella Cellfire Deal

     New to e-coupons?  Go here to read about them.

    Cellfire is having a special until 3pm (CST) today.  It is very simple!!  Just sign in to your account (if you don't have one, you can sign up.  Very easy!).  You will receive a message telling you whether or not you've won one of 10,000 e-coupons.  There are $1, $5, and $10 coupons available. 

    The e-coupon will be automatically added to your card.  I won a $1 coupon.  It was loaded to my Kroger card, and I used it this morning when I was there shopping!

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Target Trip: LOTS of Glade Candles!!!

    I don't do a lot of shopping at Target at the moment. It's on the other side of town, and it takes quite a while to do the 3 stores that I do go to.  However, today I tagged along with a friend.  I'm glad I did.  I now have candles for tons of Christmas gatherings this year (think White Elephant parties, Secret Santa, hostess gifts, etc).  I also got clothing for my 2 littles and 1 of my sister's kids.  My friend and I also dug through the trial sized stuff for items that we could pick up for free with our coupons.  It was a fun trip.

    The deal that I went for was "Buy 5 select Glade items, get a $5 gift card."  All of the things that I purchased were priced at $2.50.  This deal rolled, so I did 4 transactions.

    Here's what we got:

    • 2 Glade Scented Oil
    • 1 Glade Premium Room Spray
    • 17 Glade Candles
    • 1 pop out hairbrush (stocking thing for the little one)
    • 1 t-shirt
    • 1 pair of leggings
    • 1 pair of tights
    • 1 pair footie pajamas
    • 4 Sensodyne toothpastes
    • 2 Olay soap bars
    • 1 Kotex U liners

    Coupons used:
    • (2) $3/1 Glade Scented Oil
    • $1/1 Glade Room Spray
    • (4) $3/3 Glade Holiday Collection Items
    • (5) $1/1 Glade product
    • (4) .75/1 Sensodyne toothpaste
    • (2) $1/1 Olay soap
    • $1/1 Any Kotex U product

    Regular Price:  $86.65
    I paid: $29.67 ($24.87 of it was the clothing and hairbrush!!)

    Quick Kroger Trip, 11/17/10

    New to Kroger?  Go here to read How To Do Kroger.

    The little one and I stopped in at Kroger this morning to pick up the sale ad.  I noticed that the cereals were on sale, so I ran in and picked some up.  The sale is Buy 4, get $4 back.  Included were select General Mills cereals, Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls, Pillsbury Pie Crusts, and Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough.

    These cereals were $1.49 each wyb 4.  Here's what we got:

    •  5 boxes of Cheerios (Kevin's favorite)
    • 2 boxes of Wheaties Fuel
    • 1 Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls
    • 2 Suave Deodorants (.88 each)

    Coupons used:
    • .75/1 Cheerios
    • (2) $1/2 Cheerios
    • (2) $1/1 Wheaties printables
    • .50/1 Grands Cinnamon Rolls
    • (2) .50/1 Suave Deodorants
    • ALSO, I had (2) .55/1 Cheerios e-coupons that came off.

    Regular Price:  $33.31
    I paid:  $4.98

    CVS Trip, 11/17/10

    New to CVS?  Go here to read How To Do CVS.

    CVS and its clearanced items were so, so good to us today!!  The L'Oreal stuff is clearanced 75% off.  There are tons of L'Oreal coupons.  This is great timing.  I supply most of my sister's make up, so I will be able to take it with me to LA when we visit next.  Yay!

    The other things were Halloween clearance and Farberware Eco-Friendly plastic storage bowls (for .29!!).  I was able to give 5 of them to the young man across the street who will move into his first apartment and 6 to some friends in the neighborhood!!

    Here's what we got:

    2 pumpkin cups
    5 battery operated, lighted pumpkins
    16 Farberware plastic storage bowls
    1 pumpkin carving knife
    3 L'Oreal HIP eye products
    3 L'Oreal lip products
    3 L'Oreal nail polishes
    2 L'Oreal blushes
    1 Halloween window silhouettes
    1 Aussie shampoo
    3 L'Oreal Face cleansers
    2 Nexxus Shampoos

    Here's how I did it:

    Transaction 1:
    1 Aussie Shampoo
    2 pumpkin drinking cups
    1 pumpkin carving knife
    2 Farberware Food storage bowls

    Coupon used: 
    $1/1 Aussie product (from a home mailer)

    Paid with:  $3 ECBs and .28 OOP
    Received:  $2 ECBs

    Transaction 2:
    2 Nexxus Shampoos (clearanced)

    Coupon used:
    $3/1 Nexxus (from a sample a while back)

    Paid with:  $2 ECBs and $1.06
    Received:  $2 ECBs

    Transaction 3:
    5 Light up Pumpkins
    1 Halloween Window Silhouette
    14 Farberware Plastic Storage containers
    3 L'Oreal Cleansers

    3 L'Oreal HIP eye products
    3 L'Oreal lip products
    3 L'Oreal nail polishes
    2 L'Oreal blushes

    Coupons used:
    (2) $5/2 Any L'Oreal face product (don't remember exact wording)
    (10) $2/1 L'Oreal coupons (again, don't remember the wording)
    Get $4 ECBs when you spend $20 (not a $4/ actually gives you $4 ECBs when you check out)

    Paid with:  $2 ECBs and $4.47
    Received:  $4 ECBs

    Regular Price: $213.12
    I paid:  $5.81
    I received:  $4 ECBs

    It was like getting it all for $1.81!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Walgreens Trip, 11/17/10

    New to Walgreens?  Go here to read How to do Walgreens. 
    Go here to read the Walgreens coupon policy.  I suggest printing it and keeping it with you.

    A friend and I headed over to Walgreens today to pick up a few things.  I really wasn't after anything specific, but I did cash in my Reach and Nivea rain checks.  We found the John Frieda clearanced for $3.59 AND they were B1G1 half off.  Here's what we got:

    5 Nivea body washes (they let me sub the women body wash for the mens)
    3 Reach toothbrushes
    2 John Frieda detangling spray (for the little one's hair)

    Regular Price:$48.63
    I paid:  $1.50

    Burger King: More Free Coffee!!

    Every Friday in November you can get FREE coffee at Burger King!!  Go here to see if your store in participating (Longview, TX is participating!).

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    What do you do with it all?

    What do I do with all of the stuff I accumulate?  As I've said before...GIVE!!!

    Here's another idea.  How about the people that come to your house almost every day.  Try making a bag for your mail deliverer, trash man, meter reader, etc?

    Today I saw our mail lady walking her route.  Our mail lady seems down lately.  So, I grabbed a bag and stuffed it full of the things from my cabinet:  toothpastes, toothbrushes, Olay and Old Spice soaps, make up, dish soap, shampoos, etc.  When I walked out to hand it to her, she was amazed.  She kept asking, "Is this all for me?!  All of it?!"  She smiled a nice, huge smile and then drove away.

    She felt nice.  I felt nice.

    Yay for coupons!!

    Starbucks B1G1 FREE Coffee Deal!!

    I know I have several coffee-loving friends.  This one's for you!!

    From November 18-21, from 2-5 pm, you can receive one free holiday drink when you buy one holiday drink!!

    Included are:  Caramel Brulee Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, Caramel Brulee Frappuccino, Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino. 

    Yay for Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino!!!!!!!

    See it here.

    Kroger: End of Mega Sale trip

    New to Kroger?  Go here to read How to do Kroger.

    We headed over to Kroger this morning to hit the Mega Sale one more time. Today's your last day, so head over if there are more things on your list. Some sweet ladies at church bring me their coupons, so I had a few more to use.  Yay!  Here's what we got:
    5 Annie's Organics Macaroni and Cheese
    1 gallon milk
     2 Ritz Crackers
    2 Nabisco Honey Maid Graham crackers
    1 Purex laundry detergent (from rain check)
    1 Olay Quench body wash (will use for this P&G rebate)
    1 J&J Lavender Baby Shampoo
    7 Dawn Hand Renewal (rain check) (will use for this P&G rebate)
    4 Campbell's Chunky Soup
    3 Hormel chili
    4 Carnation Evaporated Milk
    6 Jell-O pudding mixes
    1 bunch bananas
    2 Mirrah Loofahs
    1 loaf Sara Lee Soft & Smooth whole Wheat Bread
    1 Secret Deodorant (will use for this P&G rebate)
    2 Ricola cough drops
    2 Pillsbury Pie Crusts
    1 Carmex Lip

    Coupons used:
    (2) $1/1 Nabisco Crackers
    (2) $1/1 Honey Maid Graham Crackers (from a tear pad at the store)
    .35/1 Purex Laundry
    $5 off Olay wyb Secret
    $1/1 J&J Baby product
    (7) .50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal
    (4) .50/1 Chunky soup
    (3) .75/1 Hormel
    (2) .50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk
    (3) $1.25/3 Jello
    (2) $1/1 Mirrah item (Kroger coupon)
    $1/2 Ricola Cough drops
    $1/2 Pillsbury Pie Crust AND .50/2 e-coupon
    .30/1 Carmex
    $1 Cellfire coupon "gift" for loading $10 coupons
    $5 from Kroger fix from a mistake made a while back.  (Customer Service at the 1-800 number was VERY helpful!!)

    Regular Price:  $95.05
    I paid:  $15.84

    Monday, November 15, 2010

    $5 off any $5+ purchase at Hallmark!!

    Do you subscribe to Martha Stewart Living?  I just got mine in the mail today.  I flipped through it quickly to see if there were any coupons and I found a $5 off of your total purchase coupon.  The back says "MAY be combined with other in-store offers and used toward sale merchandise."  SWEET!!  I'm sure that there's something there for $5 or under!!

    FREE Sample Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food

    Yay!  A goodie for our furry friends.  Well, our dog isn't very furry.  Hm.

    Go here to get your free sample of Rachael Ray Nutrish.

    FREE Travel Pack of Kleenex

    Who doesn't need Kleenex in their purse?  Well, I guess men who don't have purses.  Hmm.  Perhaps they have a man purse.  Jerry Seinfeld insists that they are "European!!"  But I digress.....

    Go here to get your free sample.  You're supposed to send it to a friend.  I sent it to Kevin.  He's my friend.  ;-)

    Friday, November 12, 2010

    Super 1: Ziploc Vacuum Bag Deal is Rolling

     I posted here about the Ziploc Vacuum Bags that were clearanced at Super 1.

    If you don't have the $1/1 Ziploc Vacuum Starter kit coupon, you are NOT out of luck!  Today when I was at Super 1 and was looking at the clearanced stuff, I noticed that I had a coupon for $1.25/2 Any Ziploc Bags.  This is what I did:

    Buy 2 Ziploc Vacuum Bags
    Use (1) $1.25/2 Any Ziploc Bags coupon
    Pay OOP:  $1.25
    Receive a $1.25 Off your next order coupon
    Total:  FREE

    I thought I'd just try and see if it would roll, and it did!!  So, after you do your first transaction, use that $1.25 coupon to pay for your second transaction, etc etc.

    YAY!!  I'll be using these bags for holiday cooking and storing.  I'm not sure what I'll do with all of the pumps. Perhaps Benjamin can find something cool to do with them.

    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    FREE Pillsbury 2011 Calendar

    Go here to sign up for your free Pillsbury 2011 Calendar.  These usually come with recipes and, occasionally, coupons!

    Happy Veteran's Day: FREE haircuts at Sports Clips

    Last week I wrote about places where veterans and active duty members could have a free dinner on Veteran's Day!  Yay! Go here for that list. 

    Well, today I found that Sports Clips here in Longview (in the shopping center in front of Target) is offering FREE haircuts to active duty members and veterans.  Simply bring your proof of service or go in uniform.  I have already called our local place and confirmed this deal.   

    Thank you for all you have done for us and continue to do!  A haircut and a free meal doesn't do enough to say thank you for your sacrifices.  May the Lord bless you and comfort you today.

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Walgreens Trip, 11-10-10

    New to Walgreens?  Go here to read How to do Walgreens.
    Go here to see the list of this week's deals.
    Go here to read Walgreens' coupon policy.  I recommend printing this and keeping it with you.

    I was going to skip CVS and Walgreens this week.  I'm still skipping CVS, but Walgreens has too many holiday cooking ingredients to skip.  The only thing that I did not leave with was the Clabber Girl baking powder.  I did get a rain check though.  It was a nice trip...especially considering that I didn't have any RRs to start with!  Here's what we got:

    4 Betty Crocker Muffin mixes
    1 box Domino brown sugar
    1 4 lb. bag of Gold Medal flour
    2 Johnson & Johnson lotions
    8 Reach Floss (yes, I left plenty for others)
    12 packages of Jell-O (again, left plenty for others)
    1 bag Marshmallows (for Kevin and Ben's camping trip)

    Coupons used:
    (4) .50/1 Betty Crocker Muffin mixes coupon and printable
    (2) $1/1 J&J product
    (8) $1/1 Reach floss printable and printable
    (4) $1.25/3 Jell-O

    Regular Price:  $42.84
    I paid:  $5.94

    Yay for holiday baking!!

    Kroger Trip, 11-9-10

    New to Kroger?  Go here to read How To Do Kroger.

    I got a few things that I will be using for this P&G rebate!!  Yay!  That is one of my favorite rebates, so you will see me post about it quite often.  Here's what we got:

    • 2 Nestle Hot Chocolate (for Kevin and Ben's camping trip this weekend)
    • 1 Red Baron Pizza
    • 1 Red Baron Single
    • 8 Yoplait yogurt
    • 2 Hormel Pepperoni
    • 4 McCormick Brown Gravy Mixes
    • 4 Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
    • 4 Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
    • 5 Swanson Beef Broth (I'm all stocked up on the chicken kind)
    • 1 large package of Charmin Basic  (rebate item)
    • 2 Olay Quench Body Washes (rebate items)
    • 1 Johnson & Johnson Medicated Baby Powder
    • 1 tub Pampers Wipes(rebate item)
    • 1 Poise Pads (had a coupon for free ones.  Anyone need them?  You're welcome to them.)
    • 1 Playtex Gentle Glide tampons
    • 4 Old Spice Deodorants (rebate items)
    • 2 Secret Deodorants (rebate items)
    • 3 boxes of Nabisco Saltines
    • 2 Hormel White Chicken Chili (more camping stuff)
    • 2 Hormel Fire Roasted Tomato Chili
    • 4 Campbell's Chunky Soup (more camping stuff)
    • 2 Carmex Lip Balm
    • 1Advil Tablets (FREE from this deal)
    • 1 Stovetop Dressing
    • 1 Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta
    • 1 decorative Indian corn (clearanced for .50)
    • 1 Nature's Own bagels
    • 1 Sara Lee Soft and Smooth whole wheat bread
    • 1 cheese stick (as usual, store snack for the baby)

    Coupons used:
    **E-coupons are sort of nitpicky lately.  I never count on them working.  When they do, I'm pleasantly surprised.  This is one of those times when I was pleasantly surprised.  I'll list the ones that worked for me, but don't guarantee that they will work for everyone.**

    • $1/1 Red Baron Pizza
    • .75/1 Red Baron Single
    • (2) .50/4 Yoplait printable AND .40/6 Shortcuts e-coupon
    • (2) .35/1 Hormel Pepperoni
    • (2) .25/2 McCormick Seasoning
    • (2) .50/4 Campbell's Cooking Soups
    • (2) .50/2 Campbell's Chunky Soup
    • .50/5 Swanson broth
    • $1/1 Charmin Basic AND $3/1 P&G e-coupon
    • (2) $5/1 Olay wyb Secret AND $1.50/1 Olay Wash or Soap P&G e-coupon
    • $1/1 Johnson's baby item (excludes Johnson's Buddies) 
    • $1/1 Pampers wipes P&G e-coupon
    • FREE (up to $4) Poise pads (printed from register a while back)
    • $2/1 Playtex Gentle Glide printable (don't remember where it came from) AND $1/1 Playtex Shortcuts e-coupon
    • (2) B1G1 Free Old Spice Deodorants AND $1/1 Old Spice product (from mailer)
    • (3) $1/1 Nabisco Premium Saltines (from a tear pad at Brookshire's)
    • (2) .50/2 Any Hormel Chili
    • (2) .30/1 Carmex
    • FREE Advil 24 count coupon
    • $1/1 Ronzoni Pasta from a magazine
    • .75/1 Nature's Own breakfast item printable

    Regular Price:  $133.12
    I paid:  $26.43

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    Kroger: POSSIBLY free BIG bottles of Olay Body Wash!!

    I say "possibly" because ecoupons at our Kroger seem finicky lately.

    Do you still have your $5/1 Olay wyb Secret coupon?  I hope so!!  I was at Kroger this morning and noticed that their GIANT bottles of Olay Body Wash (I purchased the Quench ones) are priced at only $5.  You can get the trial size Secret for $1.49 (it's back by the makeup section) or, if you are getting the Mega Sale, you can get the full size Secret Deodorant for $1.79.

    I knew that there was a $1.50 ecoupon for Olay soap or body wash, but lately ecoupons don't always work, so I never count on them working.  If they do, it's just a bonus.  Well, today it worked!!  So, here's what you do....

    Buy one Olay body wash and one trial size Secret ($1.49)
    --Use $5/1 Olay wyb Secret coupon and $1.50/1 Olay soap or body wash P&G ecoupon
    Total:  FREE!!


    If you are doing the Mega Deal...
    Buy 1 Olay Body Wash and one full size Secret Deodorant ($1.79)
    --Use $5/1 Olay wyb Secret coupon and $1.50/1 Olay soap or body wash P&G ecoupon
    Total:  .29 for both!!

    Even if your ecoupons don't work, you can get both items for either $1.49 or $1.79.  Still an AMAZING deal!!

    Sunday, November 7, 2010

    Walgreens Deals, November 7-13, 2010

    Neuragen Gel or PN--$19.99

    Use $10/1 Neuragen PN or gel AND
    Submit for $19.99 Mail-in-Rebate (prints at register)
    Total:  FREE plus $10 overage

    Similasan Kids Cough or Cold and Mucus Relief--$5.99
    Use $1/1 Similasan Product coupon or printable AND
    Sumbit for $5.99 Mail-in-Rebate (printed at Checkout)
    Total:  FREE plus $1 overage

    Clabber Girl Baking Powder--.50 with in-ad coupon
    Use .75/1 Clabber Girl baking Powder printable (Thanks, Couponing 101)
    Total:  FREE plus .25 overage
    (Don't forget to do your manufacturer coupon first)

    Renuzit Adjustables or Glade Spray (9 oz)--.89 with in-ad coupon
    Use $1/1 Renuzit Adjustable Cone printable
    Total:  FREE

    Buy RevitaLens Multipurpose Solution @ $3.99, get $3.99 RR

    Total:  FREE

    Reach Crystal Clean Toothbrush or Floss--.99 with in-ad coupon
    Use $1/1 Reach Toothbrush printable or
    Use $1/1 Reach Floss printable or
    Use $1/1 Reach Floss, Flosser, or Toothbrush
    Total:  FREE

    Dawn Dish Soap--.99 with in-ad coupon
    Use $1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal (Organize in Style home mailer) or
    Use .50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal
    Total:  FREE - .50

    Jell-O Regular or Sugar Free--.50 with in-ad coupon
    Use .50/2 Jello Gelatin or Pudding or
    Use $1.25/3 Kraft Dessert Brands: Baker's Bar, Jell-O pudding or gelatin, Nilla Wafers, or Philadelphia Cream Cheese (tearpad I found at Brookshire's)
    Total: .08 each (with $1.25 coupon)

    Scotch Magic Tape with Dispenser--B1G1 Free ($1.99 each)
    Use .75/1 Scotch Pop Up Tape or Handheld Dispenser Printable
    Buy 2 and use 2 coupons
    Total:  .24 each

    Betty Crocker Cake, Brownie, or Blueberry Muffin Mix--.89 with in-ad coupon
    Use .50/1 Betty Crocker Muffin Mix printable, printable, printable, or printable
    Total:  .39

    Dean's French Onion Dip--.99 with in-ad coupon
    Use $1/2 Dean's Dip printable
    Total:  .49 each

    Halls Cough Drops--$1
    Use $1/2 Halls Drops coupon
    Total:  .50 each

    Use .30/1 Carmex Lip Balm (I'd check the price at Kroger before I used this coupon)
    Total:  .69
    **EDIT:  Definitely get it at Kroger.  They're priced $1.  Coupon will triple making the Carmex 10 cents!!**

    Purex Laundry Detergent--$1.99
    Use $1/1 Purex Natural Elements printable (Thanks, Couponing 101)
    Total:  .99

    Buy Axe Products @ $3.99, get $1 RR

    Use B1G1 Free Shower Gel or Detailer or
    Use $1/1 Axe Shampoo or Conditioner printable
    Total: $1.50-$1.99 each

    Ocean Spray Juice or Drink (64 oz.)--$2 with in-ad coupon

    Crest 3D White Whitestrips (20-56 ct.)--$10 OFF with in-ad coupon
    Use with $10/1 Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips
    Total:  Not sure, but $20 off of most stuff is great!!

    Great fillers:
    Hydrogen Peroxide--.34 with in-ad coupon
    No Nonsense Essential Basics Knee Highs--.34 with in-ad coupon

    Russell Stover or Whitman's Pastelle Marshmallow Lights--.39 with in-ad coupon
    Walgreens Candy (3-9.5oz.)--.49 with in-ad coupon
    Hershey's Candy--.49 with in-ad coupon
    Arizona Tea--.50 with in-ad coupon

    CVS Deals, November 7-13, 2010

    I probably won't bother to visit CVS this week.  Ahhhh!  Relaxation!

    Buy Accu-Check Aviva @ $14.99, get $5 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Submit for $9.99 Mail-in-Rebate
    Total:  FREE

    Buy FreeStyle Freedom Lite @ $14.99, get $5 ECBs

    Limit 1
    Use $10/1 FreeStyle Glucose Monitoring System
    Total:  FREE

    Gain Dishwashing Liquid--.99

    Use $1/1 Gain Dishwashing Liquid
    Total:  FREE

    Renuzit Adjustable Air Fresheners--.99
    Use $1/1 Renuzit Cone printable ("like" them on Facebook)
    Total:  FREE

    Trident Layers Gum--.99
    Use $1/2 Trident Layers Single Pack coupon or printable
    Total:  .49 each

    Use .50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissues
    Total:  .72 each

    Buy $10 worth of Glade products @ $2.50 each, get $3 ECBs
    Limit 2
    Included are:  Sense & Spray Refills, Plug-ins Gel refills (3 ct.), Essential Oils Candle, or Scented Oil Refill or Holder

    Use $3/3 Glade Products (excluding room sprays) printable or
    Use $1/1 Glade Products (peelie) or
    Try this:
    Buy any 4 Glade Products
    Use $3/3 Glade products AND
    Use $1/1 Glade products
    Pay OOP:  $6, get $3 ECBs
    Total:  .75 each

    Buy $15 worth of Lysol or Finish products, get $5 ECBs
    Included are: 
    $2.50:  Lysol All Purpose Cleanser, Toilet Cleaner, Neutra Air, or Lysol Disinfectant wipes
    $3:  Finish Jet-Dry Rinse, Gelpacs or Powerball Tabs 20 ct 
    $4:  Lysol Disinfectant Spray

    Try this:
    Buy 2 NeutraAir, 2 Jet Dry, and 1 Lysol Spray
    Use (2) $1/1 Jet Dry printable or printable AND
    Use $1/1 Lysol Disinfecting spray printable (Thank you, Southern Savers)
    Use (2) $1/1 Lysol Neutra Air Sanitizing Spray printable 
    Total:  $1 each 

    Buy Noxema @ $4.49, get $3 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Total:  $1.49 

    Buy 4 Coca-Cola products @ $3.25 each, get $3 ECBs
    Total:  $2.50 each  

    Sunsweet Apricots or Sun-Maid Raisins--B1G1 Free
    Use $1/2 Sun-Maid raisins or Dried Fruit
    Total:  ?? 

    Super 1: Ziploc Vacuum Bag Moneymaker!!

    Disclaimer:  This particular Super 1 tends to have cashiers that are very hostile towards couponers!  My cashier did not like that I was getting these for .25, and was especially upset when I got money back.  If this happens to you, I encourage you to still be polite to your cashier.  Remember....things are NOT more important than people!  I have not checked the other Super 1 stores in town, but you may want to do that first if you live on the other side of town. They usually all have very similar clearance items.  **EDIT:  The Super 1 on Hwy. 80 does not have them.**

    I was at Super 1 (High and Birdsong) this weekend, and I noticed that they had their Ziploc Vacuum Bag Starter Kits on the clearance rack by the frozen goods.  They kits were priced at $1.25!  You should have a coupon for $1/1 Ziploc Vacuum Starter Kits.  I thought that .25 was a great price.  I bought 3 and used 2 of the Starter Kit coupons and one .55/1 Any Ziploc Bags.

    When I checked out, the register printed me two $1.25 Catalinas!!  Now, I'm not sure why I got two of them.  I've tried looking it up.  It seems as though it is correct to print out one though.    This is one of those times where I freely admit that I'm not sure what happened.  **EDIT:  I think it was just a fluke.  Someone before me must have bought some and was not aware that the coupon printed.  I must have gotten theirs.  I went today and purchased 3 at once, and I still only got (1) $1.25 coupon**  Anyway.....Your transaction should work like this:

    Buy 2 Ziploc Vacuum Bag Starter Kits ($1.25 each)
    Use (2) $1/1 Ziploc Vacuum Bag Starter Kit coupons
    Pay .50 OOP, Receive $1.25 catalina (good for your next order)
    Total:  FREE plus .75 overage (possibly more if it prints out two)

    WalMart: 90% off ALL Halloween!!!!

    Get yourself over to Wal-Mart right now!  everything Halloween related is 90% off.  This includes things like cupcake liners, cookie cutters, costumes, candy, etc.  I went to the one on Estes and picked up the following:

    12 Darth Vader costumes (he's always in style!!)
    1 Super Mario Brothers, Mario costume
    2 Pirate Baby costmes (girl, 4T)
    1 Candy Corn costume
    1 Buzz Lightyear costume
    2 Fairy costumes
    8 pairs of boys Halloween underwear (no one sees them!!  4 not pictured)
    2 Wilton Holiday sugar mixes
    3 Wilton orange sugar crystals

    Regular Price:  $412.70
    I paid:  $43.24

    Now, what will I do with 12 Darth Vader costumes?  I could outfit an entire army from the Dark Side.  While that is interesting, I confess that I will do something a bit more money-minded.  I intend to hold on to them and then sell them around Halloween next year.  Last year I bought an Optimus Prime costume for Benjamin, and it turned out that he didn't like it.  I put it. on eBay and hoped that I could make my $2 back.  Someone bought it for $11!!  Nice.  So, we'll see.....

    It may turn out that Benjamin will have the same costume until college.  Or every birthday boy we know will get a Darth Vader costume.  Or......

    Thursday, November 4, 2010

    Free Meals on Veterans Day!!

    Before I share the deals, I want to say THANK YOU to any veterans or any person who currently serves in our armed services.  I am thankful every day for what your sacrifices mean for my family.  May the Lord bless you richly!!

    If you are a veteran or an active duty member, drop by one of the following restaurants on Veteran's Day for a free meal.  As always, I suggest calling first to make sure the store in your town is participating.  All places ask that you show proof of service in one of the following forms:
    • U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card
    • U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card
    • Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
    • Photograph in uniform
    • Wearing uniform
    • Veterans Organization Card
      (i.e., American Legion and VFW)
    • DD214

    Applebee's:  Information here.

    Chili's:  Information here

    Outback Steakhouse:  Information here.  "As an expression of Outback Steakhouse's appreciation to our Country's veterans and active duty military, a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage of choice.

    Golden Corral Information here.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    CVS Trip, November 2, 2010

    I picked up 4 P&G items today.  I plan to use them for this P&G rebate!!  Yay!
    Here's what we picked up:

    Transaction 1:
    2 Oral-B Stages toothbrushes
    1 bottle water
    1 CVS brand toothbrush

    Coupons used:
    (2) $3/1 Oral-B battery operated toothbrush
    $1/1 CVS brand oral care

    Paid with:
    $5 ECBs and .61

    $4 ECBs

     Transaction 2:
    1 Schick Hydro razor

    Coupon Used:
    $4/1 Schick Hydro 5

    Paid with:
    $4 ECBs and $1.07

    $4 ECBs

    Transaction 3: 
    1 Olay Body Wash
    1 Secret Deodorant (trial size)
    1 Tootsie Pop Drops

    Coupons used:
    $5/1 Olay wyb Secret

    Paid with: 
    $4 ECBs and nothing OOP

    $3 ECBs

    Regular Price: $40.41
    I paid:  $1.68
    I left with:  $3 ECBs!!!

    Monday, November 1, 2010

    Walgreens Deals, October 31-November 6, 2010

    Buy Zarbee's Childrens Cough Syrup @ $5.99, get $5.99 RR
    Use $3/1 Zarbee's printable (no longer available)
    Total:  FREE plus $3 overage!!

    Buy 2 Vicks Nyquil, Dayquil, Formula 44, or Sinex @ $5 each, get $5 RR

    Try this:
    Buy 2 Vicks Sinex
    Use (2) $4/1 Vicks Sinex
    Total:  FREE plus $3 overage!

    Ricola Drops--.99
    Use .50/1 Ricola Cough Drops from the Walgreens November coupon booklet AND
    $1/2 Ricola Cough or Throat Drops coupon
    Total:  2 FREE

    Buy $30 of selected P&G products, get $10 RR

    Try this:
    Buy 4 Secret Deodorant AND 4 Olay Soap packs
    Use (4) $5/1 Olay wyb Secret coupon
    Total:  about .10 each
    You can then use these items for this P&G rebate.

    Trident Gum--.69 after in-ad coupon

    Buy 3
    Use $1/3 Trident Gum
    Total:  .36 each

    Carefree Pantiliners--.99 with in-ad coupon
    Use $1/2 Carfree product
    Total:  .49 each

    Blue Diamond Almonds--$2

    Use $1/1 Blue Diamond Almonds
    Total:  $1

    Bluebell Ice Cream--$3.99
    Use $1/1 Bluebell Ice Cream printable
    Total:  $2.99

    CVS Deals, October 31-November 6, 2010

    Well, it isn't a terribly exciting week, but I'm happy to be able to get a WOMEN'S body wash for once.    Oh, and my son will love the powered toothbrush.  Other than than...hmm.

    Buy Olay Body Wash, Ribbons Body Wash, or Total Effects Body Wash @ $7, get $3 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Try this:

    Buy 1 travel size Secret Deodorant (.99) AND 1 Olay Body Wash
    Use $5/1 Olay Product with Secret Deodorant purchase (no size restriction!)
    Pay OOP: $2.99
    Receive:  $3 ECBs
    Total:  2 FREE  
    You can then use these 2 items for this P&G rebate!!

    Buy Oral-B pulsar, CrossAction, or Stages Battery Power toothbrush@ $4.99, get $2 ECBs
    Limit 2
    Buy 2 Oral-B Stages Power Toothbrushes
    Use (2) $3/1 Oral-B battery powered toothbrush
    Total: 2 FREE
    You can then use these two items for this P&G rebate.

    Buy 1 Bayer Digit or Contour Meter @ $29.99, get $10 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Use $20/1 Bayer Meter coupon or printable
    Total:  FREE

    Dawn Dish Soap--.97
    Use $1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal from Home Made Simple coupon booklet
    Total:  FREE
    You can then use this item for this P&G rebate.

    Starbucks Frappuccino--$2.00
    Use BOGO Starbucks printable AND
    Use $1/1 Starbucks coupon
    Final Price:  .50

    Buy 1 Schick Intuition, Quattro or Hydro @ $8.99, get $4 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Use $4/1 Schick razor coupon
    Total:  .99

    Purex Complete 3-in-1 laundry sheets--B1G1 Free ($7.99)
    Use (2) $3/1 Purex Complete Sheets
    Total:  $1 each

    Buy 1 Nature Made Fish Oil or Vitamin D @ $7.99, get $4 ECBs
    Limit 1
    Use $2/1 coupon from the October All You magazine or
    Use $1/1 Nature Made printables
    Total:  $1.99-$2.99

    Saturday, October 30, 2010

    Weekly Wrap-Up: Walgreens, $51.74 for $3.98

    Here's what we picked up:

    • 1 package Pull-ups
    • 2 Colgate Sensitive
    • 2 Alka-Seltzer Plus
    • 6 Royal gelatins (used as fillers)
    • 1 package of Splenda
    • 4 Trident Layers Gum
    • 4 Mentos Gum

    Coupons used:
    • $2/1 Pull-ups
    • (2) $1/1 Colgate Sensitive
    • (2) $3/1 Alka-Seltzer
    • In-ad coupon to make gelatin .20 each
    • $2/1 Splenda AND in-ad coupon
    • (2) $1/2 Trident Gum AND in-ad coupon 
    • (4) $1/1 Mentos Gum AND in-ad coupon

    Regular Price:  $51.74
    I spent: $3.98
    Left with:  $1 RR
    Total:  $2.98

    Weekly Wrap-up: CVS: $28.12 for $2.01

    There wasn't much that I needed or wanted at CVS last week, but I always want batteries.  I hate picking up a gadget and then finding that the batteries are dead.  Ack!  So, all I got was this:

    1 package Duracell AA batteries (20 count)
    1 package Duracell AAA batteries (20 count)

    Coupons used:
    (2) .75/1 Duracell batteries
    $12 in ECBs

    Regular Price:  $28.12
    Paid OOP:  $7.01
    Received:  $5
    Total:  40 batteries for $2.01!!!  Dead remotes beware!!!

    Weekly Wrap-up: Kroger, $50.72 for $2.99

    Here's what I got:
    • 13 Crest toothpastes (No shelf clearning.  There were probably 50+ left)
    • 2 Dole Natural Fruits jars
    • 2 Mahatma Rice
    • 1 Knorr Spanish rice mix
    • 1 can Kroger refried beans
    • 1 bunch cilantro
    • 1 Mirrah Loofah pad

    Coupons used:
    • (13) .50/1 (our Kroger only doubles 3/transaction, so I had to do numerous ones)
    • $1/2 Dole Natural Fruits
    • (2) .50/1 Mahatma Rice
    • $1/1 any Mirrah product (store coupon)

    Regular Price:  $50.72
    I spent:  $2.99