Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Food Lion Steals 12/30-1/5

Food Lion Cooking Spray $2

Food Lion Hot Cocoa $.89

$2 on 2 FLIP = .22 Money Maker - same link as above

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa $1

Special K -- Buy 5, get $5 off

Get 5 Special K cereals (including 2 Blueberry varieties)

Use the bogo coupon from here

use 2 $1 on 1 Blueberry Flavor from (if they put in the sales price on the bogo coupon) to as much as $1.86 Money Maker (if they put in the regular price on the bogo coupons -- they usually put in regular prices)

Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms or Cheerios BOGO

Tostitos BOGO (reg. $3.99) All coupons expire on 12/31 -- so hurry

$1 off 1 (Beer Tear Pad)

Free Salsa wyb 2 Tostitos Tear Pad= Free Salsa & 2 bags of tostitos for $1.99

Frechetta $3.99

$1 on 1 from 11/15 insert expires 2/7

$1 on 1 peelies expire 12/31

Splenda $5.99 (I know this stuff is expensive, but we are addicted!)

$3.50 off 2 = 2 for $8.50

Sundown Vitamins BOGO (original prices vary)

Orville Redenbacher Popcorn BOGO (reg. $2.69)

.75 on 1 --11/15 inserts = .60/each

Egg Beaters $2

Monday, December 28, 2009

CVS Coupons!

Go here to take a Medicare Quiz (anyone can take it) to get a $5 on $30 coupon good for 2 weeks after printing. FYI - this is the second time I have taken the quiz and gotten the coupon.

There are several deals this week to combine with those coupons. Here are some highlights:

--Gillette Fusion Razor - $8.99 - $4 coupon from December P&G (exp. 12/31), get $4 ECBs = $.99

--Colgate Toothpaste $2.99 - $1 coupon from November and January All You Mag (there is probably also a printable on colgate's website), $2 ECBs = FREE

--Nature's Bounty Vitamins are BOGO with $3 ECB's when you buy 2. Prices start at $4.99. Go here and register for 2 $2 off coupons. Best case scenario is you pay $4.99 for 2 bottles - $4 in coupons (2 - $2 coupons) =.99, get $3 ecbs = $2.01 money maker

--Bayer Glucose Meter $14.99 - Coupon for a free meter (insert coupon from October), get $5 ecbs = $5 money maker which will be donated to the free clinic for a tax deduction!

There are other bargains this week too, but those are the highlights!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

$5 Coffee Maker/Crock Pot/Waffle Maker

Now through Saturday, CVS has certain appliances for $19.99. Pick one 1 appliance and 1 filler (.33 candy) and use the coupons below.

Use this $5 off $20 first and

FYI, CVS is open on Christmas Day from 10 - 8 and it is open tonight until 9 pm!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Friday, December 18, 2009


I am really sorry I haven't posted this sooner. I have been really busy with Christmas. REMEMBER WHEN FOOD LION HAS A COUPON THAT SAYS $2 ON $10, THE $10 MINIMUM IS THE REGULAR PRICE. Here are the Food Lion Great Deals:

Beef Scenarios with this $2/$10 FLIP
2.6 lbs 93% Lean Beef x $2.99 = $7.78 - $2 FLIP = $5.78

1.2lbs Rib Roast x 6.99 = $8.39 - $2 = $6.39

Produce Scenarios with the 2 produce FLIPs
Use a combination of this $2 on $6 FLIP and this $2 on $5 FLIP to get these deals:

--2 bags of BOGO Potatoes (reg. price $3.49 each)
$3.49 for both - $2 on $6 FLIP and $2 on $5 FLIP = .51 money maker

--1 Box of Clementines (reg. Price $6.99)
$4.99 sale price - $4 (2 different produce FLIPs) = .99 for 5lbs!

--3.1 lbs of Pears
$4 sale price - $4 (2 different produce FLIPs) = FREE

Del Monte Canned Veggies BOGO (reg. $1.25)
$1 on 4 IP

Oscar Mayer Bacon BOGO (reg. $5.49)
.75 on 1 coupon from 11/15 insert

Hillshire Farms 'Lil smokies BOGO (reg. $3.99)
$1 on 2 -Sunday inserts 11/15 & 12/6

Post Cereals $1.66/each (cocoa or fruity pebbles, golden crisp, honey comb, alpha bits or Raisin Bran
$1 on 2 from 12/6 inserts
Buy 2 and Get a $1 catalina

So here is a breakdown: 2 boxes x $1.66 = $3.32 - $1 coupon from paper = $2.32, get a $1 coupon that can be used on your next order.

All Detergent $2.99
$2 off 1 -- 12/6 inserts

Hefty Plates or Bowls
BOGO (reg. $2.73).75/1 - 11/15 insert

Friday, December 11, 2009

Target -- Free Batteries -- Free Camera

FREE Batteries:

There are $1 Rayovac Batteries in the Dollar Section at Target. Go to the Rayovac Bonus site and type in the code 74016761 (copy & paste will not work) on the Rayovac Bonus site to access a PDF coupon.

FREE Disposable Camara:

There’s a new Target coupon available for $5 off any Kodak Camera. Use this on the Kodak FunSaver Disposable Camera single packs priced at $4, and you can score a couple of FREE cameras!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Food Lion Matchups 12/8-12/15

PRINT THE FOOD LION COUPONS SEVERAL TIMES THE FIRST TIME. WHEN THE PRINT QUE POPS UP AND ASKS HOW MANY YOU WANT TO PRINT -- select the number you want then. You can only use one per transaction of the same FLIP (Food Lion Internet Printable), but the meat and produce coupons are awsome so you want extras on hand.

Couple that coupon with the Chuck Roast that's on sale for a great deal. I got a 3+ lb chuck roast for $4.xx

When the Food Lion coupons say $2 on $10, the $10 is the regular price, not the sale price. So here's what it looked like 3.11 lbs x $3.29lb = $10.23 reg. price, $6.15 sale price - $2 = $4.15 for over 3 lbs.

$2 on $6 Produce - PRINT THIS A BUNCH OF TIMES
These are like gold because you don't often get discounts on produce. Here is a scenario for you:

2 lbs Bananas = $1.16
1 -4lb bag of Oranges (reg. $4.99), sale price $2.50
= $3.66 - $2 = $1.66

Tombstone Pizza BOGO $2.70 sale price
$2 Ice House on any brand pizza coupon

Tostitos Chips (Sale $3)
$1 on 1 Tear Pads (found in beer aisle -- certain states only)
Free Salsa wyb 2 Tostitos products Beer Tear Pad and also a Peelie on some Tostitos

I used all 3 coupons together yesterday and wound up with 2 Chips and 1 Salsa for $3. If you don't have the Salsa coupon, then you can get the chips for $1 each if you do seperate transactions.

Food Lion Drinking Water 24 bottles (Sale $2.99)

General Mills Cookie Crisp or Cheerios BOGO

Nestle Morsels Sale $2
$1 on 2 insert coupon

Tony Pizza sale $1
$1 on 2 from 10/4 insert

Magnum Razor $2.50 MONEY MAKER
$3 off 1 Coupons

3 Day Sale

.99 Bacon

Folger's $4.97
- $1 on 1 insert q
-$1 on 2 insert q

Toaster Strudels $1.50

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We Have a Winner!

If you didn't see my post the other day about the Lee Jeans 120 pair a day giveaway, then you need to sign-up now. One of my local friends won a pair! Here's the sign up. You gotta be on Facebook.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Target Coupons

In my post immediately before this one, I mentioned that you could get some coupons from Target's website. They have changed things a bit there and there are some quirks with it. So if those coupons don't come up the first time you pull up the coupons, pick one coupon from the ones that do come up and print it, then if you go back to the Target coupons you should get several more coupons listed. I don't know why they are doing that now. Also, Target's site now has both Manufacturer's and Target coupons on there. So once they print, look to see which it is. Although you can use a Target and manufacturer's coupon together for 1 item, YOU CAN NOT USE 2 MANUFACTURER'S COUPONS FOR 1 ITEM.


Target is running a gift card promotion when you buy 5 Keebler Crackers, Fudge Shoppe Cookies or Cheez-it Crackers, you get a $5 Gift Card. These crackers/cookies are on sale for $2/each. So basically you pay $10, get $5 Gift card back, so its like getting them for $1 each. But use the coupons below and save even more. Here are the products that I know are included:

Cheez - it crackers
Fudge Shoppe Cookies
Scooby Snacks (scan these to make sure)
Keebler Townhouse Crackers
Keebler Flipsides Crackers (go here for $1/2 Flipsides )
Keebler Club Crackers

.55 any Keebler Cookie (FIRE FOX ONLY LINK)

Go to to get $1 off 2 Fudge Shoppe Cookies and $.75/1 Cheez-it coupon and $.75 off 1 Toppers (not sure if this is part of the deal)

Finally, there is a $1 off 3 Keebler Cookies coupon here. WHILE THERE, print the $1 off Swiss Miss coupon. This coupon makes it FREE. I was able to print it twice.


Food Lion is giving away the following:

FREE Folgers Gourmet Selections Coffee, 11-12 Ounce Bag (5.00 value)
FREE Nestle Morsels, 10-12 Ounce Bag (2.00 value)
FREE 7Up 2 liter or Canada Dry 2 liter (1.59 value)

All you have to do is text to 467-467 and type in the word Coffee. You need your MVP # with you.

They text you back questions, so there will be about 6 or 7 text messages involved. So if you don't have a text plan, this might not be for you.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


O.k. who can pass up free jeans? Lee Jeans is giving away 120 pairs of jeans a day until the end of the year. You have to be on facebook, though. Go here to sign-up.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

November Grocery Spending: $37/week for a family of 5!!!

This past November I spent $230 on groceries, not including alcohol. I sent in for $84 in food rebates, which breaks down to roughly $37/week for all 5 of us to eat! Not bad.

Martin's $5 off $50

I was hoping Martins would do another Meat coupon, but we have a $5 off $50 here.

Food Lion Deals 12/2 - 12/8

I have listed Food Lion's sale items in bold with their sales prices listed. Below each are coupons you can use to make these better.

Kelloggs Corn Flakes/Apple Jacks/Fruit Loops/Rice Krispies/Corn Pops $1.99
$1 off 1 Fruit Loops Home mailer
$1 off 1 Apple Jacks or Fruit Loops Blinkie
$1 off 1 (certain varieties) 11/8 Red Plum

Folgers $5.99
$1 on 1 -- 11/8 Red Plum (EXPIRES 12/5)

Food Lion Shredded Cheese 2 for $4
$1 off 2 FLIP

Deer Park 8 Pack Aquapod BOGO reg. $2.79
$1 on 1 peelie
$1 on 2 home mailer

Dole Pineapples $1 (use both coupons below on 3 and get them for .33/each)
$1 on 3 insert coupon
$1 on 2 FLIP

Snuggle $3
$1.50 on 1

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $1.66
.40/1 - 11/15 insert
.40 IP
.75 off wyb eggs peelie

Nestle Cookie Dough $2
$1 Peelie
$1 on 1 insert coupon
$1.50 or $1 IP

Tyson Chicken $4.99
$3 off Tyson Chicken wyb 16 oz Hidden Valley Dressing Tear Pad (the dressing at my store is $3.15, so this is kind of a wash)
$2 off 1 inside some Tyson Chicken packages

Clemenitines $3.49
$1 off 1 FLIP


Diamond Pecans $7.25
$3 off 2 insert coupon (if you buy 10, they would be $4.75/lb which is less than 1/2 price)

Pompeian Olive Oil, Cooking Wine, Vinegar (prices vary)
$1 on 1 Olive Oil IP$.50 on Cooking Wine IP

Sunsweet Prunes $1.79 -- Possible money maker -- good filler
.55/1 Booklet
$1 on 2 -- 11/15 Sunday Supplement coupon (if you have 5 of these, they would be .29/each) great gifts for grandparents--- LOL

King Arthur Flour $3.39 (why is this so expensive?)
$1 on 2 -- 11/8 Sunday Supplement (after coupon and $10 on 10 savings, these would be $1.89 each)

Craisins $3.99
$1 on 1 Peelies and Found in Package

Jolly Time $1.99
$1 on 1 IP (After Coupon and Instant Savings = FREE)
If you bought 10 of these and only had 2 Internet coupons, it would cost you $7.90)

Fruit2O $2.50
.55 IP (makes these .95 each after coupon and $10/10 instant savings)

Welch's Sparkling Juice $2.99
$1 on 1 -- 11/15 insert (makes these .99 after coupon and $10/10 instant savings)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Free Batteries!

Who Can't resist free batteries especially at this time of the year? Staples has a deal where if you buy a 20 pack of Duracell Batteries for $12.99 and use your Rewards Card, you will get $12.99 back in your quarterly rewards check. Your quarterly rewards check can be used to buy anything in the store. Limit is two per week. I just bought 2 today but this deal is available next week too. BUT IT GETS BETTER, if you have the $1 off Duracell batteries coupons from the recent P&G insert, then you can make a buck per 20 pack. That should at least cover the tax. I had a $19 rewards check to spend today, so my transaction looked like this:

$26 (2 packs of batteries)
-$19 Rewards check
-$2 (2 - $1 Duracell coupons)
-$5 Out of pocket for 40 batteries. I will now get $26 back on my next quarterly check.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Is Guitar Hero or Ninetendo DSi on your list?

Guitar Hero:

If you buy qualifying Guitar Hero products from Amazon, go here for a complete list, you will get a $40 Amazon credit to use another time.

DSi deals:
Go here to order a DSi for $154.99 instead of $169.99

Or while supplies last on Black Friday, Target will have them for $169.99 and you get a $20 Target Giftcard.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Swaggin got me almost $20!!!!

I have written about this before, but I am telling you it is really easy money. I signed up for Swagbucks maybe 9 months ago and I have earned $15 in Amazon money and almost another $5. Once you sign-up, you just install a swagbucks tool bar and do your searches through swagbucks instead of google. It's that simple. My Christmas Shopping list is $15 cheaper just by making this small change. Check it out here:

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Buy a $25 I-Tunes, get a $5 On Your Next Purchase Coupon

K-Mart has a deal right now that when you buy a $25 I-Tunes gift card you will get a $5 coupon for your next purchase. You can use the $5 coupon towards your next purchase of another $25 I-Tunes gift card and another $5 coupon will print. MAKE SURE YOU GO TO A REGISTER THAT HAS A WORKING CATALINA MACHINE (THAT THING THAT SPITS OUT COUPONS).

I have no idea how long this deal will last, so I would hurry in.

FREE $10 for your change at Coinstar

This ends on 12/6 -- so hurry. FIRST OF ALL YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL OF THE RULES EXACTLY. So go here and read them carefully.

Here's how it works:

1) Take $40 in change to a coinstar location. I personally count my money first to make sure I have the right amount. Sounds counter productive, but I am going for the free $10 not the counting service. Take a little extra in case you miscount -- also sometimes these machines aren't perfect. LOAD THE MONEY SLOWLY.

2) In order to get the $10 extra bucks you must load the $40 onto a gift card or e-certificate. Here is a list of choices for gift cards. I like the Lowes one (you can use it to buy your Christmas Tree) or CVS is always good too.

3) Your extra $10 comes 6-8 weeks later in the form of a gift card from the place you chose before. So you don't get this money right away. YOU MUST FILL OUT YOUR CLAIM FORM THAT IS ON YOUR RECEIPT AND SEND IT IN TO GET THE $10.

4) No change? No problem. You can go to the bank and ask for 4 rolls of quarters.

Rite Aid Coupons

New $3 off $15 Rite Aid Coupon only good this week.

$5 off $25

Always give them the Rite Aid coupon first so that your total is high enough to qualify. Then give them your manufacturer's coupons.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Food Lion Deals 11/18 - 12/2

This ad runs for 2 weeks.

Turkeys - .47 lb -- $35 minimum purchase
If these turkeys are Butterballs then use this coupon $2 IP at
The limit on the turkeys is 2 and you can print 2 coupons. So, if these are Butterballs, then I am planning on getting my order to $35 and buying 2 Turkeys to throw in the freezer for later this winter

Bryers BOGO reg. $4.99
.75/1 insert coupon
$1.50 on 2 insert coupon

Stove Top Stuffing BOGO reg. $1.81
Buy 4 get 1 Free tear pad

Del Monte Veggies $.50
$1 on $5 Food Lion Booklet coupon (has an ear of corn on the front)
$1 on 8 - 11/15 insert coupon

Ritz BOGO reg. $3.99
$1 on 1 - 11/8 insert coupon
$1 on 2 Jingle through the Holidays Booklet
Buy any 1 Ritz Crackers 13.66 oz -16 oz get 1 Crackerfuls filled crackers 6 oz or larger FREE x11/30/09
$10 Rebate wyb 10 in the Jingle through the Holidays Booklet

Mrs. Smiths/Edwards Pies BOGO, reg. $5.39
$1 on 1 from 11/15 insert
$.75 on 1 insert coupon

Coffee Mate Creamer BOGO
.50 insert coupon.75 catalina

Jello Gelatins 2/$1
$1.25 on 3 Tear pad -- makes this .25 for 3

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - $1.66
$1 on 1 Tear Pad

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Martins -- FREE Veggies -- FREE Crackers

O.k. I haven't shopped much at Martins because their employees are anti-coupon. This week they have $1 doublers in their ad. Thing is none of the ads at the store have them. So I spoke with Doug Anders (store manager) about this. I explained to him that if he was not interested in accomodating couponers then I would just keep giving my business to Food Lion. He was completely helpful. So here is what he told me:

1) We can print the doublers from their online ad and bring them (only 4 per transaction). They will have to manually enter them because the bar code does not print large enough.

2) The $15 minimum mentioned on many of their coupons is after store discounts (card scanned) and before tax, but BEFORE manufacturer coupons. This is so not the story I always got from the cashiers. So as long as your order after you scan your bonus card is above $15 not including tax, you qualify.

So here are just a couple of great finds with the doublers:

Ritz Crackers are 3 for $6. MUST BUY EXACTLY 3 - $1 coupon doubled from 11/8 Smart Source insert = FREE, if you found the Jingle in your Holiday's booklet at Food Lion, then these will go towards the buy 10, get $10 back rebate too.

Kraft Shredded Cheese - $1.66 - $1 on 2 insert coupon doubled (expires after Wednesday) = .66 each

Crisco Oil - $2.69 - $1 on 1 coupon doubled from 11/8 Red Plum insert = .69 for Crisco Oil

Some Kelloggs Cereal 4 for $8 MUST BUY 4-- don't know what coupons are out for these, but if you have some $1 coupons these become free or cheap.

Giant Steamfresh Veggies are on sale for $1 - $1 printable coupon = FREE -- this coupon states you must have a $15 minimum

Don't forget about looking to see what meat you can get with a bargain with $2 off $5 printable coupon either.

Printable $1 Veggie and $2 Meat Coupon -- sometimes they take this coupon down before it expires so print as many as you want now. ONLY ONE PER TRANSACTIONS PLEASE.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I did 4 transactions. On my last order I was supposed to get a $15 catalina coupon for my next order and it didn't print. Had that printed you would have seen 5 gallons of milk added to this.
Here's my breakdown:Spent: $29.15
Saved: $269.05
Here's what I got:
3 Pineapples
2 bags of apples
4 Marzetti Carmel dips
2 Taco Shells
7 Yakisobo Noodles
4 Sour Creams10 Chex Mixes
12 BC Cookie Mixes
5 Krusteaz Cornbread mixes
15 Starkist Tunas
7 Steamfresh Veggies
28 Mahatma Rices
1 Mahatma brown rice
16 gums2 refried beans
6 cans of tomatoes
4 Worshester sauces
2 Eggs
4 Reach Flosses
4 Little Debbie Snack Cakes
4 Brownie Mixes
2 Flours
4 boxed Potatoes
1 Soy Sauce
2 Cooking Wines
2 Cheerios
2 Cheezits
16 Icings
2 Bread Crumbs
I think that is it.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

$15 Free from Kodak -- HURRY!

O.k. Kodak is giving away $15 gift certificates go here to get yours. They expire on 11/17 and I am not sure if we will have to pay for shipping, so you will have to act fast once you get your code. You can use the $15 towards Christmas presents or I am really behind on photos, so I may do that (.09 each) -- that's more than 150 photos, so that will help me get caught up. But you better hurry!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Making the Most of your Staples Reward Check

I received my quarterly Staples Rewards Check a few days ago in the mail. Mine was $19.77 this time mostly because of the "free" back pack promo they had in August. Next week they will be having a $1 Sale. Here is how you can turn your Rewards Check into Cash:

Sales Ad for 11/8 - 11/14:
Photo Paper $9.99 - 8.99 easy rebate = $1 (limit 2)
Printer Paper $4.99 - $3.99 easy rebate = $1 (limit 2)

For me I could do this:
1 Photo Paper - $9.99
2 Printer Papers - $9.98
Subtotal = $19.97 - $19.77 (rewards check) = .20+ tax, get back $16.97 in easy rebates

However, I am going to use it this way instead:
2 Printer Papers = $9.98 (think Christmas newsletter and printing coupons)
1 Book of Stamps = $8.80 (this is a hard item to get a discount on)
1 Package of Colored Pencils = $1
Subtotal = $19.78 - $19.77 (rewards check) = .01 + tax, get back $7.98 in easy rebates

That makes it possible for me to get a discount on stamps, which is hard to do.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

$2 off $5 Meat at Martins & Some Triples Events

Food Lion's ad stinks as far as I am concerned this week. But here are a few other goodies for you:

Martins: Here is a $2 off $5 Meat and $1 off Giant Steam Fresh Veggies coupon. I so needed this because all we have in the freezer is chicken. So time to stock up on some other meats. You can print these as many times as you want to and they are valid until 11/21.

Shoppers Food Warehouse: Starting Thursday, November 5th Shoppers is Tripling. Woo Hoo. They haven't tripled in so long. Anyhow, they are tripling coupons upto .99, so a .75 coupon becomes $2.25. There is not limit on how many coupons you can use, but you can only use 4 coupons of a kind. Of course, if you have more than 4, you can probably break them into seperate transactions. If I find any must haves tomorrow when I review their ad, I will let you know.

Harris Teeter: Starting today, they are tripling coupons. They only allow you to triple your first 20 coupons per address, per day. Their cards are linked to your address. If you have more than one card for the same address, your second set of coupons will not triple. They will only take 3 coupons of the same kind and only 2 internet printables of the same kind. If you have coupons for $1 or more, put those at the end. The computer only considers tripling the first 20 coupons.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

CVS $5 off $20 Coupon

O.k. this is a hard one to explain how to get. First go here. Then wait for the banner to come up at the top of the screen. If it is not a banner for CVS that says it is for a $5 coupon, then hit refresh (that is the button in your browser with 2 arrows that are green) until you get the CVS banner with the $5 coupon. DON'T CLICK ON ANYTHING ONCE IT COMES UP. Just run your mouse over top of the banner until it peels away the 4 stickies. At the bottom there is a button labeled "print coupon now". Only click on that. You can only print one. These are individually numbered, so if you copy it or make it into a pdf, the second one will beep. That coupon is good until 12/31. I would probably reserve that coupon for Black Friday or December ecb deals.
Then if you want a coupon you should use now. Go here and you can get a $5 off $30 coupon that is valid for 2 weeks.
Get the most bang for your buck at CVS -- Hand them the store coupon first once you have met your minimum on the coupon ($20 or $30), then give them your manufacturer's coupons and ecbs.

Wii Games Steal and Target Toy Coupons!

Target has Wii games Buy 2 get 1 free this week. But first go here and find the $10 off 2 Wii games coupon. There are also many other Target toy coupons there, so check them out.

So if you are getting $50 Wii games, you would wind up paying $90 for all three or $30 each.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rite Aid Freebies

If your order will be $25 before coupons, remember to print this coupon and use it first, before other deductions. The best way to do this is to break your orders into $25 each and do seperate transactions.

Here are some freebies this week:

Kotex $2.99 - $1 insert coupon, get $2 Single Check Rebate (SCR) = FREE
GE Lightbulbs 2 for $2, get $2 SCR
Vaseline Shear Infusion - $4.99 - $1.50 printable, - $4 SCR = .50 Money Maker

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Target Tax Only Trip

Amount Saved: $169.36
Amount Spent: $5.26 (which was all tax)

Air Wick I-Motion Starter Kit ~ $5.99 - $6 coupon
Gillette Gamer Razor ~ $3.97 - $4 coupon
Tide Trial Size Detergent ~ $.97 - $1 coupon

All coupons came out of recent inserts. It is Target's coupon policy to price adjust coupons down if the product costs less than the coupon's value. So the amount I paid here was only tax!

Sunday, October 18, 2009



Large Glade Candles $6.99, get $6.99 ecbs. Use this $3.50 coupon and make $3.50 on it!


Remember to print this coupon and use it first, before other deductions. The best way to do this is to break your orders into $25 each and do seperate transactions.

Children's Coldcalm $7.99
- $1 IP
- $7.99 SCR (Single Check Rebate)
= -$1 Money Maker

Blink $7.99
- $3 mfr (Red Plum insert on 8/2)
- $7.99 SCR
= -$3 Money Maker

Zantac $8.99-$5 ip
- $8.99 SCR
= $5.00 Money Maker

Zucol $5.99
- $5.99 SCR

Little Allergies $9.99
- $9.99 SCR

SinuFlo Ready Rinse or NasoGel Drip Spray $5.99
- $2 ip
- $5.99 SCR
= $3.99 Money Maker

There are a few others that are Free After Rebate as well, so it is worth looking through the ad to see what you can use.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Are you Swaggin?

Several months ago I told you guys about swagbucks. Over that period of time I have earned over $15 worth of Amazon cash. All you do is sign-up, upload the search engine into your browser and search via swagbucks instead of google. If you sign-up under me, I can earn extra swagbucks. So please use the link below to sign-up. I will also put this link to the left of this screen.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Ziploc Possible Money Maker


Several stores are participating in a Ziploc Catalina deal right now. Martins, in my area is participating. That probably (not sure, though) means Giant is participating. Jewel and Acme (if anyone has either of those) are others. Sorry I don't have a better list for you. Here's the deal:

Buy 3 Ziplocks, get $2 catalina

As far as I can see the catalina runs through 11/1. Anyhow, at Martins the lowest priced Ziplocs are $2.15 x 3 = $6.45. Use a bogo coupon from a recent insert and you will bring your total down to $4.30 - $1 (.55 coupon DOUBLED from a recent insert = $3.30, get a $2 on your next order Catalina.

Then use this form to send in for $5 back when you buy 3 SC Johnson products. That form can be used 3 times (in seperate envelopes) per household. So the next transaction will look like this:

$2.15 x 3 = $6.45 - $2.15 (bogo coupon) = $4.30 - $1 (.55 coupon doubled) = $3.30 - $2 catalina (from previous order) = $1.30, get another $2 on your next order coupon, send in for another $5.

So all in all heres the breakdown:
Total Out of Pocket: $5.90 before tax
Left over Catalina: $2 (to spend on another visit)
Rebates to send in for: $15
Total amount made: $11.10 and you get 9 boxes of Ziplocs.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Free Victoria Secret's Pantys

Go here and signup to get a coupon for 1 free pair of panties. If you are lucky like me you also received a coupon in the mail today for free pair of VS panties.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Bunch of Freebies and Rite Aid Money Makers!

I can't believe I am posting these great deals again before I have had a chance to get them. The last few times I did this, Rite Aid and CVS were out of stuff when I got there. But there are some great deals this week.


The best way to use CVS ECBs (extra care bucks) is to use this week's ECBs on next week's deals with ECBs. So tomorrow when I go to get my pumpkin carving kit, I will pay for it with ECBs I already have, so all I will have to pay out of pocket is tax.

--Pumpkin Carving Kit $1.99, get $1.99 in ecbs
--Treat Bag .99, get .99 in ecbs

--Kashi Go Lean Cereal is on sale for $3. If you are a member of then you receieve 2 - $3 coupons this week for this cereal. If you are not a member, then nows the time to signup. They send great coupons.

Rite Aid:
Rite Aid has bunches for free after SCR (Single Check Rebates) this week. If you have never done SCR's they are real easy. After your initial sign-up on their website, you just enter information from your receipt online. By using coupons these will be money makers. Since there is more than $50 in Frees this week, I would break the order into 2 and use 2 $5 off $25 coupons.


All of these are free after SCR:
Comtrex $3.99
Sucrets $2.99
Breathe Again $7.99
Bodiheat $2.99
Throat Cooler $2.99 -- coupon
Coldwar $3.99
Simply Saline $4.99
Simply Saline Kids $2.99
Bee M.D. Throat Drops $2.49
Allerghenblock $9.99
Carmex Moisture Plus $2.29
Carmex Lip Balm $1.99
Sinus Buster $8.99
Polygrip $1.99 -- Free Coupon --also there was this coupon in the recent inserts

Bonus: Right Now Rite Aid is doing their Gift of Savings. If you spend $25 - $50, you get a $5 Rite Aid Gift Cert., spend $51-$100, get $10 certificate and spend over $100 and get a $20 gift certificate.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

CVS Advisory Panel

1) Recently CVS, sent out a survey worth $15 in ecbs. I just today signed up to be a part of their panel and so can you. Go here. I hope I get a survey worth $15 ecbs.
2) Looking ahead, on 10/18 CVS will have the large Glade soy candles on sale for $6.99, and give $6.99 in ecbs. Go here to print a $3.50 coupon and make $3.50 on this purchase. I would go ahead and print this coupon now, because they will not last.
3) Go here and do a survey for a $5 off $25 coupon.

Food Lion Deals 10/7-10/13

First let me tell you that Food Lion is doing their Turkey promo again. Basically you spend $45 in 6 out of 8 weeks and earn a $20 Coupon good for anything at Food Lion. The promo has changed slightly. The $45 must be met after MVP discounts, but it is before coupons. So say your total after mvp discount is $45, but you have $20 worth of coupons, you pay $25 and still get credit for one week of their promo. This is week 2. Here are some great deals this week:

All $2.77 or BOGO (reg. $5.49)
All Printable $1 Coupon
All $1.75 or $1 10/4 inserts (amount was regional?)

Oscar Mayer Bacon BOGO (reg. 5.49)
$1.50/2 insert coupon
$1 FLIP (Food Lion Internet Printable Coupon here)

Oscar Mayer Hot Wieners BOGO
$1/2 insert coupon

Reese’s Cups Buy 2 Get 2 Free (reg. $.79)
BOGO insert coupon = FREE
.55/1 insert coupon = FREE

Little Debbie $1.99
$1 coupon from All You
.75 Insert Coupon
.75 IP

Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Dough $2
$1 insert Coupon
$1 printable

Food Lion Ice Cream $2.29

Food Lion Bacon 2 for $4
$1 on 2 FLIP

.99 Food Lion Cereal

Snuggle $3
$3 Snuggle Insert Coupon - I do not know if this is still on sale - but thought I would post it in case

Friday, October 2, 2009

20% Coupon for Big Lots

Go here to get a 20% coupon for Big Lots. It is valid 10/5 - 10/10.

Monday, September 28, 2009


SAVED: $72
SPENT: $.90 (yes under $1)
I basically paid tax for all of this. This haul doesn't look quite as impressive as some of my others, but the savings is still significant.
ALSO UPDATE: Harris Teeter probably is NOT having super doubles this week.

Free Dog Food

Free Eukanuba Puppy Food If you can't use it, donate the food to the animal shelter.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Refresher Course on Coupon Events

I have posted this information before, but I just wanted to help you prepare for coupon events

How to Shop a Doubles or Triples Event:
1) Paper clip together all duplicate coupons
2) Pull the coupons you think you may use and put them in a seperate envelope
3) Go through the store coupon by coupon and determine whether you think it is a good buy or not
4) Put the coupons you do not plan to use in another envelope to refile later
5) Triples is overwelming sometimes, try to only shop for bargains during this trip and not for your regular list. If I am not getting a steal, I don't get it.
6) If you are doing seperate transactions, seperate both your items in your cart and place the coupons you will use for each transaction in seperate envelopes or paper clips, so you are ready at the register
7) Bring small bills, sometimes your order will come to $1 or under
8) Pay close attention at the register as they scan your coupons. Do not get distracted during this time. It is always better to catch an error now.
9) If your coupon's barcode starts with a 5, it will triple even if it says "Do Not Double or Triple". It will NOT triple if it starts with a 9. I had coupons from 2 different stores blinkie machines last time and didn't realize that some started with a 9 and some with a 5, so check your bar codes.


We received no notice for this event. Super doubles means they will be doubling coupons with face amounts upto 1.99 (so $1.50 coupon becomes $3). I won't even be able to go until Monday. Here are some details:

Here are Bloom's basic coupon event rules. They are not as strict as Harris Teeter.

1) Bloom excepts and triples/doubles IP's (although some select Blooms have given people trouble about this)
2) Bloom will triple/double 20 coupons per day. So far, as long as you close out one transaction, you can still do another transaction with the same card on the same day and still get your coupons to triple/double. I usually just ask and noone has turned me down yet.
3) Bloom triple/double upto the product's regular price (meaning you can get overages on sale items upto their regular value)

Double Deals to get you started based on their add (there are probably many more):

--Ken's Dressing BOGO (guessing the regular price is around $3)
$1 on 1 coupons will probably give you overages on this (insert coupon)
--Digiorno $5.50
$1 insert coupons = $3.50
--Coffeemate 2 for $3.32
$1 on 2 coupon = $1.32 for 2
--Birds Eye Veggies 2 for $3
$1 insert coupon = $1 for 2

I will try to add some more as I find them, but have been busy.

Don't forget the limit on BOGO items. It is usually 4 meaning you need to breakup your transactions if you are buying more than 4 of a BOGO item.

FYI - Harris Teeter is doing Super Doubles starting Wednesday 9/30 - 10/6

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Few Goodies


Buy a Blue Rhino Tank from Lowes and send in for a $20 rebate. THIS ONLY APPLIES TO BUYING A TANK. It does not apply to exchanges.


Free Downy Wrinkle Releaser Coupon

Thank you to my Sister-In-Law Robin for these next few goodies:

FREE REDI WHIP when you buy $10 of participating products

$5 Rebate on $24.95 Crockpot

$10 Coupon for $25 purchase of Yankee Candles. This is availble online at and also at Pier One and Target. It looks like you could print more than 1, meaning you could use it multiple times. But it does say 1 coupon per customer per visit.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I spent $35.85 for all of this!

I went to Harris Teeter today for their triple coupons event. I spent $35.85 on all this and saved $165 in three transactions. I was able to get enough food for the following:
Meat: Enough for 4 nights
Milk: Enough for over a week
Produce: Enough for a week
Snacks/desserts: Enough for the family for 1 week
Rice/Taco Shells/Biscuits: Enough for 11 Dinners
Bread: Enough for 3 weeks
12 pack of Beer: Makes the hubby happy
And more that I didn't mention

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Face Book Users get a Free Burger from TGI Fridays!

Go here and sign up for a free hamburger. It is very quick to do.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Few Odds and Ins

$5 LUVs Coupon

Get a $5 LUV's coupon here. If you can't use it, someone else you know can. Or you can give it to me. I will trade it for other coupons I can use.

Harris Teeter Triples

Harris Teeter is Tripling starting Wednesday September 16. Their rules are complex, but the savings should make several items free or pennies. They will only triple your first 20 coupons per day that are under $1 (if you have any for over a dollar, put them at the end). This is not linked by card, but by address. They will only take 2 internet printables of a kind and 3 of any other coupon of a kind. I have a $20 off $50 coupon too, so I plan to get my produce/milk for the week during the same time.

BOGO Crocs -- The Real Deal
Go here for BOGO Crocs with Free Shipping.

Rite Aid Gift of Savings

Rite Aid is offering its gift of savings again this year. Spend $100 between 9/12 - 10/17 and they will send $20 back to spend there again. This combines with Single Check Rebates and you just enter your receipts online the same way you do with Single Check Rebates. HINT: If you find receipts in the carts or parking lot, you can enter those too. No one said it has to be your receipt.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Food Lion Matchups

--Some varieties of Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees are on sale for $2 (others are $2.79). Print this coupon and get them Free.

--Print these Food Lion Coupons and use the Mt. Olive Pickles one to get Free Squeezable Relish

--Wisk is on Sale for $2.99. Use this coupon for $1 off and get it for $1.99. Click on the "Try Wisk" drop down menu.

--Kraft Cheese is on a buy more sale. Buy 4 for $6 and use 2 $1 off 2 coupons from a recent insert and get them for $1 each.

--Toaster Strudel is on sale for $1.69. Use this $1 off coupon to get them for $.69 each

Sunday, September 6, 2009

2.6lbs of London Broil for $3!!

Martins has a meat coupon out for $2 off $5. Combine that with a 2.6 lb piece of the $1.99 London Broil and you can get it for $3.18!!

Sometimes we grill this cut of meat and slice it real thin and serve with sauce. Sometimes we use it for cheese steak subs or beef and brocolli stir fry.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Here are some other deals this week at Food Lion:

$2 Planters Nuts/Trail Mix Food Lion Coupon
Planters Trail Mix is $1.99 this week, so Free
Planters Jar Nuts are $2.49, so .49 after coupon

$1 Food Lion Nuts & $1 Rotisserie Chicken Food Lion Coupons

--Individual Food Lion Nuts are .50/each, so this could be a money maker. However, I couldn't find any today at my Food Lion, so they might not carry them anymore

Rotisserie Chickens are $4.99 on Fridays, so if you go on Friday, you can get this chicken for $3.99

Land O Lakes Deli Cheese
Is on sale for BOGO, regularly $5.99. So get 2 lbs for $5.99 - 2 $1 coupons from the 8/30 Smartsource insert = $3.99 for 2 lbs


Print 2 $1 off a half a pound coupons from and buy 2 half pounds (I would have them put them in seperate bags) for $2.99 - 2 $1 printables = .99/lb


Look at my previous post if you want to see how well I did at Food Lion today. I am breaking up my food lion posts this week. This one is for meat deals only.

Use this coupon for $5/$20 Meat purchase. Keep in mind that the $20 is the pre-sale price. Print this coupon as many times as you need it the first time. You can use 1 of these per transaction.

Scenario 1:
4.1 lbs boneless/skinless chicken sale price $1.67 = $7.85 - $5 coupon = $1.85

Scenario 2:
4 packages of Johnsonville Brats sale price $2.99 = $11.96 - $5 coupon - 2 $1/2 Johnsonville coupons (found on beer displays if you can find them) =$4.96

Scenario 3:
1 BOGO Shrimp sale price $7
1 lb Crab Legs sale price $3.99 - $5 coupon = $5.99

Scenario 4:
10.1 lbs Country Spare Ribs sale price .97/lb = $9.85 - $5 = $4.85

Scenario 5:
4 BOGO Oscar Mayer BEEF Hotdogs, sale price $2.06 = 8.24
1 Johnsonville Brat, sale price $2.99 =11.23 - $5 coupon - 2 $1/2 Oscar Mayer Weiner coupons from Sunday Insert = $4.23

My Food Lion Trip Today

Amount saved: $100
Amount Spent: $24
Rebates to send in: $10
Total: $14
I did 4 transactions today and here is what I got:
2 Waters
8 Velveeta Cups
2 Lawry's Marinades
4 Johnsonville Brats
6 OM Hotdogs
6 Packages of Chicken
Grapes (no coupon)
Bananas (no coupon)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Here's Something For All of you Hippies Out There

You know who you are. I found some more whole foods and organic foods resources. Some of these do not have coupons, but I would sign up for their newsletters or send them an e-mail requesting coupons, if this is a company you support.

Annie's Homegrown - Natural and Organic Foods :: Welcome!

Burt's Bees

Cascadian Farm -$5 off

Coleman Natural Foods - Take a Survey for $5 off

Eden Foods

Full Circle Foods

Organic Valley - Organic Milk, Cheese, Butter, Eggs & More. Farmer

Seventh Generation, Inc.

Terra Chips - $1 Coupon

Tom's of Maine

Get your Free Scrubbing Bubbles Gift Pack

Go here for a chance at a Scrubbing Bubbles Fall Cleanup Gift Pack.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Total Spent on Groceries for August was under $300 before Rebates!!!

People ask from time to time how much I spend on groceries. Well, this month I spent a measely $285 to feed/stockpile for my family of 5. In addition to that, I have sent in for $140 worth of FOOD rebates (this has been a very good rebate month). So after rebates I have spent $145 on Food this month. After rebates, that comes out to $36.25/week. Since we eat most meals at home and we eat very well, I am extremely happy with this total.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bringing Home the FREE Bacon and more!!!

Free Bacon:

Go to and sign up for their newsletter (you can always cancel your sign-up later or use an alternate e-mail address for the news letter) for a $3 off 1 Smithfield Bacon Coupon. It is good for 2 months after printing. It only let me print one, but usually you can print two of these types of coupons, so hit back a few times and see if it will let you print more.

This week at Martin's this Bacon is on sale for $2.50, so in theory this will be a money maker!

$15 P&G Coupon Booklet:

Go here and sign up for a $15 P&G Coupon booklet. This is from a store called Save-A-Lot's website. Not sure if they will be valid everywhere or not, but it is worth a shot.


Sun - Wed. Only:
Staples has a number of school supplies for .50 this week. These may or may not be a good deal for you. But what is a good deal is that they have Copy Paper (again) for .50 after instant savings and easy rebate, limit 2. They also have spiral notebooks for .15/each. Not quite as good as they had them a few weeks ago at .01/each.


If you haven't asked your pharmacist about Ready Fill, yet do it soon. The $4/$20 coupons that you get when you ask, expire next week. Then get your pre-coupon total to over $20, and give them this coupon first.

Glade reed diffuser or 4.9-10 oz soy candles are $6.99, get $6.99 in ecbs. This becomes a money maker if you have the $3 coupon from August's All You magazine. There is also a $2 coupon on page 134 of this month's All You magazine. Or go here and print a $2 coupon.

They have several other ecb deals this week, but no more free items.

Food Lion:

I posted a few days ago a coupon for $5 off $20 meat coupon. Until Tuesday the Ground Chuck is on sale for $1.68 (I believe the regular price is $3.09). If my regular price is right, then you can get 6.5lbs for a sale price of $10.92 - $5 coupon = $5.92. The $20 amount on the coupon is the pre-sale price. YOUR PRE-SALE PRICE MUST EXCEED $20 and this does not include meat markdowns for quick sale. Since most of the cashiers don't really understand this, don't call attention to it, just put it in with the rest of your order. It only confuses the ones who don't know.

If you feel I am sending you all over town to get the best deals, then you need to plan your weeks. For example, I have Target/Walmart and Staples on one side of town and Food Lion/Rite Aid/CVS/Martins on another side of town. I plan my trips together. If it seems like a lot of deals are going in one week, I will take a piece of scrap paper and write the names of each of the stores I want to go to and put my lists under each heading and attach my coupons. Then, when I am close to that store, I can do my shopping. Also keep in mind that it has been literally months since I have shopped at Costco (maybe last Christmas). That trip alone is 25 miles for me each way, so I feel that staying close to home to run errands saves gas that way.

At a quick glance, I didn't see any great deals at Target or Rite Aid, but if I find any, I will post them.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Free Cat Litter

Go here and get a rebate for a free bag of kitty litter. BE SURE TO GET THE RIGHT SIZE BAG, READ THE FINE PRINT. I know that is not a picture of a cat, but I don't have a picture of a cat. Isn't Puddin' cute?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Food Lion

I haven't posted much about Food Lion lately because the coupons have been stinky. I didn't even print the last set. Anyway, there is one really good coupon this week. It is for $5 off of $20 in the meat department. Remember, it is good for 2 weeks and I have been told there will be really good meat sales over Labor Day Weekend. I'll keep you posted on that.

Anyway this is how these coupons work: the $20 amount for the coupon is the pre-sale price. So say you have a meat that is regularly $1.99/lb and it is on sale for .99. Buy 10.1 lbs x $1.99 (reg. price) = $20.10, the sale price though is $10 - $5 coupon = $5 out of pocket for 10 pounds of meat.


$5 off $20

On another note, I used that $5 off coupon today at PetSmart and although they made it go through, it wasn't scanning properly. Just a heads up.

Gotta Run!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

School Shopping and More


O.k. I finished my school shopping today. I wound up spending $5.40 for all 3 kids. Of course my youngest, is in pre-school so his supplies are more household type products rather than office supplies. Before today, my total was $1.50.


If you have been reading my blog, a couple of months ago (maybe around March), I told you to sign up for paperless billing through Embarq and they would send you a $25 gift certificate. Well I never got mine. So I called today and spoke with a very nice lady and instead of the gift card, she put a $25 credit on my account. Yeah!!!!! So if you never received your gift card, call for your credit. Their number is 888.723.8010.


One of my stops today was at KMART for the Transformer's deal I told you about a few days ago. I should have known it was not as great as it sounds. First of all those stupid toys don't even transform. They are basically matchbox cars that are disguised as Transformers. My son would have not liked them, so I did not do it at all.

Since I was there, I went through their clearance stuff and even those prices were bad. I can see why they are having trouble.


Harris Teeter is doing Super Doubles this week. That means they are doubling any coupon with a face value of up to $1.98. That means a $1.50 coupon becomes a $3 coupon. Their rules are tougher than other stores. They have a limit of 20 coupons per day per customer (linked by card and address). Also, from what I understand you can only give them 3 coupons of a kind (say 3 $1 off Post Cereal Coupons).

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rite Aid Shopping list

ATTENTION MICHEL -- FREE TOOTHPASTE! Here is what is on my Rite Aid Shopping list:

--Colgate $2.49, get $2.49 SCR (Single Check Rebates) back - $1 off coupon from the paper or go here for a printable coupon = $1 Money Maker
--Tylenol $2.99 - $2 SCR - $2 internet printable coupon = $1 Money Maker
-- 2 Rubbermaid Water Bottles - $1 SCR - 2 - $1 coupons from an old insert = $1

So my total out of pocket for these will be $4.47 and I will get back $5.49 in Single Check Rebates

Sunday, August 23, 2009

$5 off Petco

Here is a link for $5 off $25 at Petco. You can often use these at Petsmart as a competitor's coupon too. If you have manufacturer's coupons to use, give them the store coupon first. It expires 8/31
(That's our new Guinea Pig, Puddin--Sorry Mom, your babies didn't make it to this post!)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Back To School Deals (Staples)!

O.k. so far for my 3 kids, I have spent $1.50 total on school supplies. I am not counting any of the penny items in that total, but I am sure I haven't spent more than $1-$2 on penny items. I have about 5 or 6 items that I have not been able to find real cheap, so I plan to use the $4 off $20 CVS coupon that I got from asking the pharmacist about Ready Fill and some of the $34 I have in ECBs and get the remainder of my school supplies. Of course I will still go to Staples and get the penny deals this week, so that I have a supply stash for next year.

Here are the back to school deals for this week:

Buy 1, get 2 Free deals:
Sliding Pencil Box (.99)
Erasers ($3.29)
12 Count Pens ($1.99)
2 Pack Scissors ($1.99)
Ruler ($1.49)
200 Count Construction Paper ($4.99) -- I will probably get this to have around the house. 600 sheets of construction paper: $5. Peace and Quiet for Mom: priceless

Penny Deal: Pocket Folders, limit 20 (Sunday - Wednesday only)

Friday, August 21, 2009

6 Transformer Toys for $11!!!

This is an awsome deal for me right now. My 4 year old is about to have a birthday and Christmas is right around the corner. If you don't have any boys, think of saving the toys for upcoming b-day parties or Christmas presents for nephews. I have not done this yet, so can not confirm it personally, but this is the deal:

1) Go here and print the $5 off $20 Transformer Toy coupon (expires 8/31)

2) Then go (or link to it through the coupon bar on the left of this post -- HINT, HINT) and enter your zipcode (if your zipcode doesn't work, use 22630) and find the B1G1 Free Transformer's Toy Coupon (upto $3.99 value), expires 9/15. You can print it twice. IF YOU CHOOSE ONLY THAT COUPON, IT PRINTS A FULL PAGE OF COLOR, so choose 2 or 3 coupons at a time.

3) Go to KMART and pick 6 Transformer Toys @3.99/each (now if these toys are a different price, it changes this deal -- sorry) = $23.94 - $5 coupon (first) = 18.94 - $7.98 (2 - 3.99 coupons) = 10.96.

If you have another computer you could print a 3rd coupon and get all 6 for $7!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Food Lion Trip Today!

O.k. first of all I am bummed that I missed Harris Teeter's triples this week. So I went to Food Lion and made up my own sale.

On this first picture I spent $20.34 and am sending in a rebate for $20. That is right, I am getting virtually all my money back on that one. I found my rebate for these items on the School Bus display at my Food Lion, but you can order one from here.

On this picture, I spent $8.10 and I am sending in a rebate for $10. That is right, on this one I am making a small amount of money. This rebate is the Kelloggs Fuel For School Rebate that was in the paper a few weeks ago. Again, you can get yours from here. Scroll to the very bottom right hand side.

Of course, I was able to get my totals lower for both of these deals by using coupons too.

My last transaction was not really as lucrative, but I had to get several items. My total grocery bill spent on this one was $26, but I got a lot of produce, a gallon of milk, 4 Kraft Singles, 1 Mott's Apple Sauce 6-packs, more tissues and a big thing of vinegar (we are making pickles from our garden).

I also made a very frugal dinner tonight which cost us $1.06 total, which fed my entire family with left overs. We had ratatoulle from the fresh veggies in my garden (free), Wild Rice (free at Bloom triples a few months back) and a 2lb package of bone-in chicken which I bought for $1.06 last week at Food Lion.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The best things in Live are FREEEEEE!

Or the free things in life are the best. Which ever way, here are some freebies I found.

Nestle Calander of Savings ($20 in coupons) here.

Playtex Sample here.

Carefree Sample here.

Nature Valley Sample here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

School Supply Deals!

So far I have only spent $1.50 on School supplies (I am not counting anything I got for .01 or Free). I do have a few more items that I have not found free deals on, so I probably will wind up spending between $5-$10 total for 3 kids. I even got a back pack for my youngest for free a few weeks ago. Here is what school supply deals I found this week:

THREE Day sale:
Caliber or CVS Filler Paper $.99, get .99 ecbs = FREE, limit 2
Papermate Pens $.99, get .99 ecbs = FREE, limit 2
Pencil Box $1.99, get $1.99 ecbs = FREE, limit 2
Caliber or CVS Composition Book, $1.99, get $1.99 ecbs = FREE, limit 2
Phillips Ear Buds $6.99, get $6.99 ecbs = FREE, limit 1 (THINK STOCKING STUFFER)

HIDDEN DEAL: CVS 10 count Tampons, $1.89, get $1.89 ecbs = FREE (I have not confirmed that yet, but I have read posts about it.

Sunday - Wednesday:
Composition Notebooks - .25 each

$1 Deals, after easy rebate:
Photo Paper
Hammermill Copy Paper
6-Pack Highlighters
Comfort Stic Pens
Papermate Retractable Pens
Papermate Erasers

Monday, August 10, 2009

Shopping this Week

FREE after Easy Rebates:

Electric Pencil Sharpener, limit 1
Handheld Label Maker, limit 1
DryErase Markers, limit 1

$.01 after Easy Rebate:
70 Page Spiral Notebook, Limit 6 (ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY)

$1 after Easy Rebates:

Bic Highlighter 5 pack, limit 1
Staples Multipurpose Paper, limit 2
I didn't find hardly anything this week that I want at CVS. They have some get $5 ECB's when you buy $15 deals (one on candy and one on certain school supplies). First, I don't need $15 candy (I think I have $15 worth stuck to my rearend already). Second, you would still need to spend $10 on school supplies to get the $5 ecbs and that is just too much. Here are the other deals:

3-Day Deal ends Tuesday:
Revlon Color Stay Mousse Makeup, 9.99, get 9.99 in ecbs = FREE

All Week Deal:
Coppertone $8.99, get $2 ECBS. If you get the Coppertone Nutrashield and use this $5 off coupon, you would pay only $2.

Next week there will be some more school deals (Filler paper, pens, pencil boxes)

Rite Aid:
Scotch Pop-up Tape, $2.49, FREE after SCR
HEADS UP: Starting Wednesday - next Tuesday (8/12-8/18), Harris Teeter will be tripling coupons. I will try to give you some highlights as I get them.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

$5 off $25 CVS coupon

Go here and take the 5 questions readyfill quiz (right in the middle of the screen) to print a coupon valid for 2 weeks after printing. I did not see that many great deals this week, but next week there should be more school deals. Also, it states on their website that if you go into CVS and ask about readyfill, they will give you a $25 coupon booklet. I have not tried this yet, but will this week.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Food Lion Coupons

I am not doing matchups this time. I have been sick and am trying to catch up on other things, however, for those of you who usually get coupons, they first ones didn't work yesterday (foodlion had a glitch), so here are the new coupons:

Guiding Stars coupon good through 9/1. This is good on anything with a nutritional value. Since we drink enough milk that we could have our own cow, I have been using it on that. Print as many as you can use the first time you go to print.

Coupons expire 8/22:
Coupons #1
$1/2 FL potato chips
$1/$5 Butcher Brand Beef
$1/1 FL peanut butter
FREE 15oz can of Chef Boyardee wyb 1 gal. of Hawaiian Punch

Coupons #2
$1 tostitios
$1/3 smart options
$1 skippy pb
chef boyardee

Deals after the above coupons:

Food Lion Potato Chips = .50/each

Smart Options Pizzas (buy 4 to get the $3 pre-mvp minimum) = 4/$1

Food Lion Peanut butter = .66/each

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Free Glade Gift Pack

Go here to signup for the free Glade Gift Pack. Only the first 10,000 will get one.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A week full of Freebies and some Money Makers!!!!!

I went today and got 2 notebooks, 2 pairs of scissors, 2 packages of Stayfree pads, 2 folders, 2 3-ring binders, 2 book covers, a protractor and a compass. I rang up in 2 seperate transactions (I didn't have enough ecbs accumulated to ring up only one time). My out of pocket for all of that was under $1!!! I basically paid tax. They were out of a few things that I wanted, so I did get rainchecks for those items.

3 Day Sale:
--Caliber or CVS Sticky Notes/3 pack Glue Sticks or erasers .99, get .99 in ecbs = FREE, limit 2
--Caliber or CVS 1 subject notebook 70-80 pages, .99, get .99 in ecbs = FREE, limit 2
--Caliber or CVS 20 count pens or 10 count pencils, .99, get .99 in ecbs = FREE, limit 2
--Caliber or It's Academic Compass or Protractor $1.50, get $1.50 in ecbs = FREE, limit 2
--Caliber or It's Academic 5" Scissors - $2.99, get 2.99 in ECBs = FREE, limit 2
--Caliber or It's Academic Ruler - .99, get .99 in ECBs = FREE, limit 2
--Caliber or It's Academic Book Covers .99, get .99 in ECBs = Free, limit 2
--2-Pocket Poly Portfolio, .49, get .49 in ECB's = FREE, limit 2

All Week Sale:
--Stay Free Pads $5, spend $10 and get $5 in ECBs. If you have the coupon from a Sunday insert for Buy One Get One Free Stay Free Pads, then these are FREE.
--Electrosol on sale for $4.50, spend $20 and get $10 in ECBs. If you buy 5 at 22.50 and use 5 coupons (I don't have 5, boo hoo), you would pay $10 and get $10 in ECBs = FREE

O.k., they don't have any freebies this week, but they do have Notebook Filler paper on sale for .01. This is not a easy rebate, this is a sale. Tonight I bought my limit of 5 packages and my total was .05! Since this isn't linked to your card, if you need more, you can ring up seperately (or have your kids ring up seperately) to get more than the 5 limit. This sale ends Wednesday.

Rite Aid (I am going to make $24 this week at Rite Aid -- you can too)
I haven't shoped at Rite Aid in a long time but will go this week. They are offering a number of freebies this week. When you shop at Rite Aid, make sure you have this $5 off $25 coupon with you. Make sure your transactions are all just over $25 and give them that coupon before any others.

Here are freebie highlights:
--Renu Contact Solution $9.99, get 9.99 back in Single Check Rebates (SCR), use this $2 off coupon for even more savings.
--Zantac 8 count $4.99, get $4.99 back in SCRs, use this $3 off coupon and this rebate to make $8 bucks on this product!
--Natrol Probiotic $8.99, get $8.99 in SCRs, use this $3 off Coupon
--Werther's Originals $2.99, get $2.99 in SCRs
--Skin Clinic Advanced Wart Remover $14.99, get $14.99 in SCRs
--EZ Packaging Tape $1.49, get $1.49 in SCR's
--GE Light Bulbs $2, get $2 in SCRs
--Crest $2.79, get $2.79 in SCRs
--Garnier $2.99 - $2 SCR (I think there are $1 off coupons for these making them free)

Here are the transactions I will do this week:
Transaction 1:
Renu Contact Solutions $9.99
Zantac $4.99
Garnier Shampoo $2.99
Werther's Originals $2.99
GE Light Bulbs $2
Crest $2.79
My subtotal will be $25.79 - $5 off $25 coupon - $2 Renu Coupon - $3 Zantac Coupon - $1 Garnier Coupon = $14.79, get back $25.79 in SCRs and $5 in Zantac Rebate = $16 Money Maker

Transaction 2:
Skin Clinic Advanced Wart Remover $14.99
Natrol Probiotic $8.99
Packaging Tape $1.49
Subtotal = $25.46 - $5 off $25 coupon - $3 Natrol Coupon = $17, get back $25.46 = $8 Money Maker

Friday, July 31, 2009

Check Out these Kraft Promotions

$55 in Kraft Savings:

Go here and sign-up to get your $55 in Savings booklet. Part of the book is a 20 rebate for buying 20 participating Kraft items. The other $35 is in coupons. I also found these booklets in the freezer section at my Food Lion today (Thanks Fran for telling me to look there).

$25 in Kraft products Free (August 7th - August 23):

This next promotion is store specific and the only store in my area that is included is Shopper's Food Warehouse. However, to get $25 worth of free Food, I probably will make a trip there. The way it works is when you buy $25 worth of participating items, a $5 coupon off your next purchase will print at the register and a $20 rebate form will print at the register (then you have to mail in the form and your receipt for reimbursement). Since Shoppers is a drive for me, I will do a second transaction to spend my $5 on my next purchase for items I need. Here are the details.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Food Lion Shopping List (7/29 - 8/4)

Sorry this post is squashed together. I have tried to edit it 3 times to put space between each item and for some reason, it is not allowing me this morning.
Here's my Food Lion list this week:
1) Deli Turkey Breast is BOGO, regular price is $5.49, get 2 lbs = Regular price $10.98, sale price is $5.49 - $3/$10 Deli Coupon found here = $2.49 for 2lbs. When Food Lion has coupons like this, the $10 amount is pre-mvp price.
2) FL Milk $1.99, after using this coupon (which is actually good on anything with a guiding stars rating (is basically anything with a nutritional value)), that purchase counts towards my buy 6 gallons, get one free.
3) Use the Home 360 Coupon found here under the title FL Private Brand FLIPs, to get free tissues. I know this will be popular for back to school, but please don't buy them all before I get there.
--Use these coupons for the below deals. Remember to select the number of prints you need the very first time you pull them up. ($2 off Tide, $1 off 2 loaves of bread, $1 off Hi-C, $1 off Food Lion Oatmeal):
4) Food Lion Oatmeal, small containers (not sure of the price) - $1 coupon above.
5) Food Lion Sandwich Bread .99/each - $1 coupon above = $1 for 2 loaves
6) Ragu 45oz Jars, Sale Price $2, buy 2 = $4 - this $2 coupon = $2 - this $1 coupon = $1/2 large jars of sauce. The second coupon is in Spanish, but it scans fine and I have used it without problems.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Frugal Tip of the Day!

This year my husband and I started a garden. We enjoy raising a garden for several reasons. First it is frugal (this year will be a wash, since we had to put up a fence to keep the deer out). Also, we love to get fresh, organic vegetables from it.

Although it is too late for you to start a garden now, it is not too late to think about your springtime planting for next year. I have several flowers planted in pots around my house that I started from seeds this past March (I should have started them in February) and now is the time to harvest seeds from the flowers for next year. Seeds are found in the center of the flowers. Once the flower dies, take the seeds and put them in a bowl until they are dried out, then put them in envelopes marked with what type they are. Envelopes are better to use than ziplock bags because the air can still circulate through the envelope. You can do this with vegetable plants too, if you choose.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Do you eat Organic or Whole Foods?

My very dear friend, Tami, has pointed out that most of my posts are for products she doesn't use. I am aware of this. I know people who eat a whole foods diet and organic diet miss out on a lot of my deals. So, being the very resourceful friend that she is, she found some sites for coupons for organic products. Below are her recommendations and some others I found.

1) Mambosprouts. Go here for printable coupons and while you are there, sign-up for tri-annual coupon books sent right to your home.

2) Healthesavers. Go here for more printable coupons.

3) Earthbound Farms. Sign-up here for their annual newsletter which comes with coupons.

4) Stoneyfield Farms. Sign-up here for printable coupons.

5) Kashi. Go here and join the Kashi Community. They have sent me coupons in the past for free products sometimes.

6) Horizon Organic Milk. Go here. I am not sure what or how you get the coupons because either their site wasn't working or my computer wasn't working when I tried to load it. But at the top of the web page is a link labeled "coupons". I hope you have better luck.

7) Laura's Lean Beef. Go here and sign-up to print an instant $1 off coupon.

If there are other companies for which you buy their products, but do not see coupons, visit their website and send an e-mail asking for coupons. I always start by telling them how wonderful their product is and how much my family enjoys it. Then I explain that with the high cost of food these days, any coupons that they could provide would be greatly appreciated. I have received many coupons for free products this way. From what I understand you can do this about once a year per company.

This weeks Deals & Steals

Sorry I haven't been on to post these deals, but my hubby has been off work for 3 days and I have had to fight him for the computer. Anyway, here's the scoop.


3 Day Sale (Tuesday is the last day -- sorry for the late notice)

Caliber Composition Notebook .99, get .99 ecbs = FREE, limit 2
Piolet Easy Touch pen .99, get .99 ecbs = FREE, limit 2
Swingline Tot Stapler or Sticky Notes, .99, get .99 ecbs = FREE, limit 2
Caliber/CVS Erasers or Push Pins or binder clips, .99, get .99 ecbs = FREE, limit 2
Caliber Index box or Pencil Case, .99, get .99 ecbs = FREE, limit 2
Colgate Toothpaste $2.88, get $2 ecbs = .88

ALL Week Sale:

CVS 10 count Tampons $1.89, get $1.89 in ecbs = FREE

Today I went to CVS and again many of the back to school deals were gone. I wasn't surprised, but if this happens to you get a raincheck. Rainchecks are your friends. As far as I know, CVS rainchecks do not expire. I did get the following:

2 Composition Note books
2 Piolet Pens
1 CVS Tampons

My total after I gave her my ECBS = .09 and I received $5.85 in ECBS. Next week I will take those ecbs and use them to buy whatever they are offering for free after ECBs. That is the best way to use them. It looks like they will have even more deals next week. Woo Hoo for free school suplies.


Staples does not have any free items this week, but they still have a few good deals. Here are the highlights:

Print the first page of their ad for a $5 off $30 coupon. Go here.

.25 each, limit 2 of each:
Elmer's Glue
Bic Pens
Pencil Erasers
Pencil Sharpener
Pencil Box
Index Cards

Other specials:
Hammermill Paper = $3.99 - $2.99 easy rebate = $1, limit 2
Cannon Photo Paper = $9.99 - $7.99 easy rebate = $2, limit 2