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!!