Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!! Here's to 2011!
Thank you for being a reader. I hope your 2011 is awesome!!

It's the end of the month! Time to clean out those coupon binders!!!

Also Note: Targets Dollar Spot items are 75% for the Christmas, Holiday and Winter goodies! I bought a bunch of things for. 25 cents each and now my kids Easter Baskets will be filled and ready!  Also, most of the Holiday/Christmas foods were 75% off too!

They also had clearance on toys! 30% to 70% off! I was able to get my son LOTS of Matchbox Cars ( for the Easter Basket) and some Littlest Pet Shop Toys at 50 and 75% off for next Christmas!!!

Let's hope things get better for 2011!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Swagbucks has Bonus Points!

Right now, about mid page, they have Bonus Bucks! Watch the video clip commericals from American Express and GE Ecoimagination. You can earn up to 15 swagbucks for the 2 video clips. New to Swagbucks? You can register at this LINK and earn swagbucks and cash them in for gift cards. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Swagbucks/Axe Game

If you want to earn 12 can play the AXE ostrich game 3 times ( 4 bucks each time). It's on the front page of the swagbucks home page. New to Swagbucks? Swagbucks is a search engine that pays you to search. You can also answer their daily question to earn one buck per day. Go to this LINK to sign up and start earning! They have many great gift cards and games that you can spend your swagbucks on!!

Great Quizno's Deal.

I wish we still had a Quinzos! They just emailed me this coupon! Enjoy a sub sandwich, chips and a drink for $3.99 with coupon!! Here is the LINK!

IP coupon for VIVA paper towels

Save .50 cents on 2 rolls of VIVA paper towels with this coupon.
Follow this LINK.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Great Walmart Trip!

Well, I had to pick up my husband's medicine this morning, so I stopped and looked at Walmart's deals. Here is what I picked up.

Venus/Olay Gift Baskets, Clearance $5.00, used a $2.00 coupon, Paid $3.00 for the gift baskets.
Olay Gift Box, Clearance $5.00, used a $2.00 coupon, paid $3.00.
Gillette Fusion Gift Sets, Clearance $4.44, used the $4.00 razor coupon from this past Sunday's P&G saver, paid .44 cents each gift set!
Then, I picked up 4 Barbies, on clearance for $2.50 each. I will use those for Easter Baskets! Also, my kids needed underware and they had the Spiderman and Tinker Bell Underware sets for $2.00 each on clearance. I bought one package of each. IF they go down to 75% off, I will try to buy more!

Total: $25.66!! WOO HOO!!!

Also, there was also a BONUS! In each Olay box and basket there was a coupon for a Free ONE YEAR subscription to Allure Magazine! WOO HOO! So, I will sign up myself and my mom!! It will also let you pick another magazine if you are already subscribing to Allure, so I can pick another free magazine with my last bonus coupon code!

Hurry!! 50 Bonus Points on Disney Rewards!!!

IF you are a Disney Rewards Member, Hurry over there! Right now you can enter the code COOL and earn 50 extra points!!! New to Disney Rewards? Email me your name and email addy and I will link you in so you can join!!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Just a reminder.....

If you are after Christmas shopping and you see gift sets on personal health products, like razors and shave cream or Shampoo/Conditioner sets, You can use coupons on those and get those sets cheap!!! So keep your eyes open!

Little Caesars Coupon! BOGO!!

WOO HOO!! Go to this LINK to get a coupon for a coupon for a BOGO pizza!!! Make sure you go all the way to the bottom of the second page and verify that page to get the coupon to print! This would make a great deal if the pizzas are still $5.00 each in your area!!

Bath and Body Works Clearance

Right now, Bath and Body Works is having their Annual Clearance Sale. Prices up to 75% off. And they just issued this coupon for $10.00 off a $40.00 purchase. If you got a BBW gift card for Christmas, now is the time to stock up!! Need the coupon? Follow this LINK to print the coupon.

Awesome Rebate from Hasbro

Hasbro has a great rebate deal. Buy $20 worth of Hasbro Toys and Games and get a Free Toy! If you have any Hasbro coupons left or gift cards to make a purchase, OR if you find a great clearance deal, you can start restocking your toy stash!! Follow this LINK for the rebate form! Remember there will be some great after Christmas sales!!

Great Deal on Kids books at Barnes and Noble

I haven't been posting much. I apologize for that, but I have been spending my holiday with friends and family.   So back to posting the deals!!

Barnes and Nobles has several children's books for .99 each. Any order over $25.00 is free shipping and if you go through ebates you will get a 8% cash back!! Also, you can use the coupon code W9D3B7F to get another 5% off!  New to Ebates? Go to this LINK to sign up! Follow this LINK to get to Barnes and Nobles books!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish everyone a very
 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I hope you are able to celebrate Jesus's Birthday with friends and family! I will continue to blog in 2011 and I hope you share my blog with other like minded people!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Great Deal at ArtsCow on PhotoBooks!

If you like Photo Books ( I LOVE THEM!), Artscow has a coupon code for  six 20-paged 8” x 8” photo book credits and two 39-paged editions. Put together your book as the perfect way to display your Xmas photos. By validating the code, your account will be accredited. The coupon code isFAV8X8BKS and it expires 12/31/10. Then you have 30 days to use them. I love ArtsCow photo books! 

But, you should know that they have HIGH SHIPPING costs because they are coming from Hong Kong. It also means that they take a LONG time to ship. 

I still wanted to share this code, because I know many of you use Photo Books for gifts!!

YEAH!!! One of my readers WON!!!

I just had to share the good news!! I got an email from a reader named Tracy! She won one of the Fashion Angels Giveaway Contests I posted about! I am so excited for her!!! She won the Interior Design Lightbox Kit for her daughter! WAY TO GO!!! Enjoy the prize Tracy!

If you haven't heard of Fashion Angels, they are a company in my state that has items for tween girls. Crafty kits, Arts and Design Items. They have a blog and facebook page. They are not very well known (yet!) so the giveaways are not highly advertised. Which means there is a good chance of winning! Go to to see their stuff. OR you can go to this LINK to see the current giveaways.

Free Sample of Oxy Clean Skin Care

Click this LINK to get a free sample of Oxy Clean!

New Program at BP for a $10 Gift Card!

BP Gas Stations has a new promotion! Every time you fill up your gas tank with 8 gallons of gas, you ask the cashier for a "Thank you Card". The card has a code on it.  Then, you go online, to this LINK, register the codes. 5 codes equals a $10 gift card!! WOO HOO!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Great $2.00 off ONE box of Glad Garbage Bags!

Here is a new IP coupon..LINK!

Great Deal on Crayola PopArt Pixies at Target!

This week you can get 2 Pop Art Pixie Craft Sets for $8.00 each at Target. You buy two and get a $5.00 Target Gift Card!!
Here is the deal
2 Pop Art Craft Sets $8.00 each, $16.00
subtract 2 of the $4.00 Coupons from Facebook (LINK) ( you can print 2)
Pay $8.00 OOP and get a $5.00 Gift card.

These would make nice gifts for pre teen girls! Or for any of the Angel Tree or Santa Helpers projects out there!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Disney Rewards Code for the weekend!! 15 points!

Disney Rewards has a weekend 15 pointer for the weekend. Follow this LINK, scroll down the page near the bottom and click on the 25 days of Christmas button. :) You can do this everyday during the week for 5 points, and once on weekends for 15 points. You need to be a Disney Rewards Member.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Do you love Yankee Candles? IP COUPON

Yankee Candles are some of the best smelling candles around and they are rarely on sale!! But, I have a great IP Coupon. Follow this LINK to get a $10.00 off $25.00 purchase, A B2G2F coupon, or Tarts for $1.00 coupons!!! Coupons expire 12/25/10. Enjoy!!

This weekend ONLY! Bath and Body Works free Sampler Lotion!

Follow this LINK to print the coupon for this weekends freebie! You will get a free bottle of new Island Escape Body Lotion.

Tiny Prints Free Christmas Cards

Here is a good deal, but you may get the cards very close to Christmas!  This last minute freebie will get you three free Christmas Cards from Tiny Prints when you use the code XMAS3 at checkout. You can get it shipped free if you have these mailed to you or pay the cost of the stamp and have it mailed directly to its recipients. It looks like if you create them today you may get them by 12/22.

This offer will quickly run out, so hurry!!!

Lots of New Coupons at Red Plum!

Red Plum has lots of new IP coupons. Follow this LINK to find the new coupons! 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Old Orchard BOGO Coupon!!!

I posted about the Old Orchard new point club before, now they have a coupon for a BOGO Healthy Balance Juice! You can go to this LINK and log in, go to Exclusive Promotions. In Exclusive Promotions you can sent a Ecard to a friend, that friend will get a BOGO coupon and after you send the Ecard, you will see a button for you to print it too!! You also get 50 points for doing it!!! WOO HOO!!

If you are a Recycle Bank Member....

For the next 5 days, Recycle Bank has some great deals for your points. Today's a coupon for Coke, buy one 2 liter and get one free coupon for only 5 points!!!  You can only get one coupon. If you did the video clips I last posted about you can snag this coupon!!! Everyday the will have another great points deal!! New to Recycle Bank, sign up at this LINK.

Get a free Cup of Yoplait Yogart!!

Woo Hoo! Go to this LINK and sign up for a free cup of Yoplait Yogart!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Magazine Deals $5.00 for 1 year!

There are some great Magazines for $5.00 for one year! This may make a nice Christmas Gift! Go to this LINK and see if your favorite magazine is there. There are many choices; Better Homes and Gardents, Midwest Living, Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle, Etc. Enjoy!

Red Box Deal, 3 videos for $1.00! Limited time!

Right Now, Groupon has a deal for 3 rentals for $1.00 with Red Box. Go to this LINK and get your deal!!! This is a Groupon Deal, so if you aren't a Groupon member, you will have to register!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

ALL YOU Magazine for $1.99 or less an issue!

As many of you know, I love the magazine ALL YOU. I was in the April 2009 issue. They have great coupons in it and some great information. Right now, you can get yourself the deal of $1.99 an issue, then $1.69 an issue for the next subscription and $1.49 for each additional subscription after that.

This might make some great Christmas Gifts. Follow this LINK for all the information!

Great Deal on Bath and Body Works Gift Set!! $5.99 SHIPPED!

Bath and Body Works has a great coupon code out right now! The Bath & Body Works $10 off one product priced at $10 or more coupon code is still available to use. Just add one product priced at $10 or more to your cart and then use coupon code F102785 to get an additional $10 off.  You will have to pay $5.99 for shipping. Also, if you go through Ebates, you will get 3% cash back!!

Fashion Angels Interior Design Portfolio Giveaway!!

Normally, I don't post giveaways, but this one is from a local company that my daughter LOVES!  The company name is Fashion Angels and they sell adorable girls items such as bead/jewelry kids, chocolate making kits, Project Runway Sketch books, and tons of other stuff! Right now, they have a giveaway on their site for the Fashion Angels Interior Design Portfolio!  The contest runs until Dec. 14th, 2010.  Follow this LINK to sign up! I encourage you to take a look. You can find their products at Toys R Us, Walmart, Walgreens and many other retailers. You can also find them on!

Understand that I am not affilated with the company, so I have no control over the results of the giveaway. I typically don't post giveaways for that reason. This Post was written by me and was not edited by the sponsor. The opinions of this post are mine and I was NOT paid to post this gtveaway. :) Thanks!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Target offers free Christmas Music Downloads

Target has some free downloadable Christmas Songs. You can check it out at this LINK.

Walgreens Jingle Cash Promo

I just wanted to share the Walgreens has a new Jingle Cash Promo. Jingle Cash is just like RR's. So this week you can get Jingle Cash back. Here is how it works:
Super Jingle Cash (Register Reward) Promotion:
Spend $25 = $5 RR
Spend $50 = $10 RR
Spend $75 = $15 RR
Spend $100 = $20 RR

So, My kids asked for Digital Cameras for Christmas. I didn't want to spend to much money. I found Walgreens had Digital Cameras for $39.99  for a 8.1 megapixel camera. I bought 2 of them for $80.00 and I got $15.00 back in Jingle Cash. Which is good for next week only so make sure you know what you want to spend it on. So, I will use that to get my husband's over the counter medicine. :) Made for a decent deal since I was hoping to pay about $35 for each camera! :) Yeah!

Lots of Great Hasbro Coupons!!!

Hasbro has issued lots of new IP coupons. Follow this LINK for coupons on diffent games like the new U Build Games, Bop it Bouce, or Scrabble Flash! Also, Coupon #1 is for $5.00 off Hungry Hungry Hippo, no size restriction, so if your Walmart, Kmart or Target has the travel size games, they will be very inexpensive or free!!! Great Stocking Stuffer!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Get 60 Extra Bonus Coke Points!!

Got this in an email! Great bonus from Coke!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Old Orchard Fan Club Juice Coupons!!

Well, if you participate in the Fan Club at Old Orchard, they now have IP coupons! Also remember to keep playing the games, you can get 10 points an hour! Those points are good for free Juice!!

Great IP Coupons!!

If you look to the right of my blog, the orange ( or red?) colored box has IP coupons. There are some great new coupons there! $1.00 off ONE bottle of Welch's Juice.; .50 cents off one Old Orchard Juice; and many others! Make sure you check them out!!!

Great Bird's Eye Coupon on Facebook

Bird's Eye on Facebook has a .50 cents coupon when you like them. Go to this LINK.

Grabbed a few deals while I was out...

Last weekend, my daughter got a Build a Bear because I had such good coupons. This week, I got another email coupon for this weekend only. So, it was my son's turn and as long as we were at the mall, I got some other great deals!!

First stop, Build a Bear. We got the Winter White Bear with Blue Snowflakes. $18.00. Had the Free Bear Coupon ( up to $12.00). So I paid $6.34 for his bear.

Second stop, Bath and Body Works. First transaction I got the Anti Bac Reindeer Freebie with any purchase. They had the Halloween Anti Bac on sale for .75 cents. So with tax, we picked up the 2 Anti Bac Bottels for .79 cents.  The second transaction, I used the coupon spend $10.00 get any item free ( up to $13.00). They had Carmel Apple Fall Pump Soaps for $2.50 each. So I picked up 4 of them for my $10.00 and then I picked up a Antibac Sanitizer Pump as a teacher gift! So $10.56 and I got one gift and 4 bottles of soap for my kitchen. ( you can find the coupons in my previous post, but they are only good this weekend!)

Next stop, Hallmark. I did 3 Transactions there. They had the cutest Countdown to Christmas Calendars. On Clearance for $6. 48. I used my $5.00 coupon. So I paid $1.81. I bought 2 so I did 2 transactions. The other transaction was for gift wrap. I used my last $5.00 coupon. They had buy one roll of gift wrap and get one for .99 cents. So, We bought cute Christmas wrap and paid $1.49.

Finally, I went to VS. I had my Secret Reward Card from my purchase a few weeks back. I got a $14.00 Love Spell Gift Set for $4.78 with that reward gift card!

So, I will use some of the items for gifts!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Amazon 25 days of Christmas

I posted about this last year and they are doing it again! Amazon has 25 days of Free MP3 Downloads of Christmas Songs. Follow this LINK and enjoy!

Recycle Bank has lots of new earning options!

If you do Recycle Bank, there are many new point options. You can earn 25 points by taking the Future Friendly Quiz (it's on a side advertisment). And  you can earn also earn one for Naked Juice (it's hard to find but I got it on one of their side ad).

$5.00 off any purchase at Hallmark!

Again, this coupon is for this weekend only! But, it's a great coupon! Follow this LINK to the Hallmark Coupon for $5.00 off your total purchase!

Bath and Body Works Free Antibacterial with any purchase!

Here is a new Bath and Body coupon for this weekend only! Follow this LINK.

Or you can use this coupon for a free item when you spend $10.00. Follow this LINK.

These are for this weekend only!

Better Than Dog Ears Dog Treat Sample!

Follow this LINK and get these goodies for your pooch!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Disney Rewards Points!!! UP to 125 points!

Hey, For all of you who are doing Disney Rewards Points! You can snag 125 FREE Points during the month of December! To get your points, each day, head to 25 Days of Christmas page (LINK) and look for the Deck the Halls box. After you find the box, click on it and log into your Disney Movie Rewards account . You will automatically have 5 free points added to your account. Do this everyday through December 25th to earn a total of 125 points! They did something similar last year too! This is an easy way to earn points!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Free Sample of Clorox Wipes Sample Pack!

Sign up for the Clean Team Newsletter and get a free Clorox Wipes Sample Pack!! Follow this LINK! IP coupons

You will see the orange (red?) box on the right hand side of my blog has coupons on it. There are many new coupon on there!! Make sure you check it out!

24 Free Veggie Tales MP3 Songs! has 24 Veggie Tales songs for FREE! Follow this LINK and download the songs!!!

Free Sample of Seattle's Best Coffee

If you follow this LINK, "like" them on facebook and they will send you a sample of their coffee!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Free Red Box Rental via Text!

Want free rentals, exclusive deals, and the latest redbox scoop? Redbox mobile club members get a free* one-night rental the first Monday of every Month via text.

Text DEAL to 727272*

Don’t wait, sign up today before you miss the December Free movie.

Get a $5.00 Gift Card from Walmart for 3 All You Purchases!

All You Magazine is offering a $5.00 Walmart Gift Card for the purchase of 3 Products. Follow this LINK for more information! There are printable coupons directly on this site!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday!!

How did everyone do??
I felt I did pretty good! Spent about $150 more than I had budgetted...but I am almost completely done shopping for gifts!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

$20 rebate from Olay

Olay has a Holiday $20 Rebate. You will need to buy $50 in products, but you can use coupons get lower the OOP cost! Here is the LINK to the rebate!

Hurry! Free Starbucks Coffee Sample!

I am sure this will go quickly! Follow this LINK and score a free sample of Starbucks Coffee Vanilla!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Big Trip Today.

Well, a couple things are changing. One, my children are getting older and bigger so they are eating more. Two, the prices of groceries continue to go up. So, because of both of those thing, I am changing my goals a bit. I am now going to budget $325 for a month.  Before I did $250 a month. That means I will try to go grocery shopping every 3 to 4 weeks.

With that said, I went and did my grocery shopping today. The last time I went was Oct. 27. So that was 3 1/2 weeks ago. I am going to try to keep it to at least 3 weeks.

So, Tonight I went to Kwik Trip, Aldis and Woodmans. Typically I will log everything I buy but it's late and I am tired. Basically I got enough for 3 weeks. OOP between the 3 stores was $130.99.

Then I stopped at Menards. That was not a grocery trip but I did really good there too. My total was $82.23, then I used my refund cards from last time, and my OOP was $6.23. I am getting back $37.00 in rebates!! They had toys on rebates, so I picked up several toys!! :)

All in all it was a good trip! So, 3 weeks from today would be Dec.12th. I am hoping to make ends meet until then. :) Which means that if I budget $325 for a month, I used up $131, I have stayed under my goal. Here's hoping that I can stay at that amount!

2 10 point survey's from Recycle Bank and Miller Beer!

If you do Recycle Bank, you can earn 20 points by watching the 2 videos and answering the questions. Go to this LINK to earn! Make sure you have your pop up windows working!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

GREAT DEAL at Target on Tag Books from Leapster!

If you have the Leapster Tag, this is a great deal. Target has Leapster Tag Books on sale BOGO from Nov. 21st to Nov. 24th. If you go and watch this short video (LINK), you can get a $5.00 off one Tag Book IP.
So, go to Target, pick two $9.99 Tag Books.
Get the second free
Use the coupon for $5.00 off
You will pay $5.00 plus tax for 2 Leapster Tag Books!!!

These would make great Christmas Gifts!!

Hallmark $10 off any purchase for Expecting Mothers or New Moms!

If you are expecting or you are a new mom, head over to Hallmark and sign up for their emails. As a thank you, you will get a coupon for $10 off any purchase of $10.01 or more. YEAH! Follow this LINK to sign up!

Ready for Chrissss...Oh I can't say it........Oh YOU KNOW!

It's that time of year, Dec. 25th is just around the corner. I am trying to figure out what I have and what we need. Well, My husband and I just went through the gift stockpile, tried to figure out what we have and what we need to buy. Once again, the adult men are going to be the difficult ones this year. :)  I want to get the kids WAY TO MUCH.

I started going through the Black Friday Ads. You can do a search for Black Friday and the scans are there. Every year I say I am not doing this next year and every year I go out. I would say I have about 1/2 of my christmas shopping done already. I will admit that Christmas is not my favorite time a year because it is so commericalized but I do like getting the bargins, so I guess I have to deal with the midnight shopping. Walmart of course has a huge amount of great deals!  I am going to try to get a few of them, but I also know that it's not I won't hold my breathe! Walgreens also has a lot of deals with RR's ( which they are calling Jingle Cash.  I also want to try to check out Kmart and Shopko.

I have started my excel spread sheet of goodies. I want to be ready for the BIG DAY!

How is everyone else's planning going?  Anything you are excited about?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Free 7 Eleven Slurpee Day, Nov. 26th ,2010

If you have a 7 Elevan nearby, you want want to stop and enjoy a small purple slurpee!  On Nov. 26th, 7 Elevan will be giving away free small samples. follow this LINK for more information!

Free Thanksgiving Card from Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints has a deal for a free Thanksgiving cards (LINK) when you use the code FREETHX at checkout. You even get free shipping! There are 33 different designs available. You can Personalize it.  This offer is only good through tomorrow, November 19, 2010. Hurry and get a nice Thanksgiving card for a friend!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Why do cashiers have to be so difficult??? A Walgreens Story

I spent the day home sick today. I have a head cold that is also in my chest. So, I am not in the best of moods. :( Despite this, I ran to Walgreens today to pick up the cracker deal. I had to pick up my son from school, so why not just stop by quick? Well, what was suppose to be a quick run inside, ended up taking over 25 minutes due to the fact that the cashier and assistant manager had to give me a hard time about the coupons.

Now, understand, my neighborhood Walgreens is typically fabulous! They have an employee there named Lisa who is great at helping me find my baragins and suggesting other sale items. But, today was just not acceptable. Of Course, I made the mistake of checking out without using Lisa.

I quickly got my 4 boxes of crackers, 5 packages of Oscar Mayer Snack Packs, and 2 Butterfinger Snackerz. When I got to the register, I let 2 people behind me go first because one had a bag of cough drops and the other one a soda, I never want people behind me "stuck" because of couponing. Then when it was my turn, I went over to the cashier and asked her if I needed to do seperate transactions because I was doing 2 of the cracker deal. She said no.

So I bought
2 boxes of Ritz ( I had 2 $1.00 off coupons, and the IVC coupon from Walgreens)
1 box of Triscuits ( I had 1 $1.00 off coupon)
1 box of Wheat Thins (I had 1 $1.00 off coupon)
5 packs of the Oscar Mayer Snack Packs ( I had 5 $1.00 off coupons)
2 Butterfinger Packs (I had the BOGO IP Coupon)

The computer allowed the butter finger coupon, first 3 cracker coupons, and the first 2 oscar mayer coupons. Then it beeped and wouldn't allow any more. We checked all the coupons. She then told me I had to have a coupon for each item and no extra coupons. I showed her that I didn't have extra coupons. She said I was right and she brought another cashier over, who couldn't figure it out either. So, finally they called an assistant manager. Assistant Manager came over and looked at it and said that I couldn't use the IVC with the Manufactures. Which I told her was inaccurate and that an IVC was a store coupon. She said using the IVC would have been coupon fraud ( WHENEVER A MANAGER USES THAT WITH ME I GET MY DANDER UP!) I explained again that the store coupon and the manufactures coupon. Then she said she would void the transaction and start again. Which she did and the coupons beeped again and she told me she couldn't accept the coupons. I asked her why she couldn't accept a coupon that is just like the 3 coupons that were accepted right before the one that didn't work. She then said that she wouldn't be able to use the cracker coupon because I would be getting the crackers free and they were already on sale. I stated that was incorrect also because the crackers were 2/$5.00, minus the IVC $1.00 off, making the crackers 2/$4.00, then my 2 $1.00 off coupons, which would make the crackers 2 for $2.00 ( or $1.00 a box). She again stated that she wouldn't allow it. I said,"Fine, thank you. I will go to the Fort Atkinson Walgreens then." and I gathered my coupons up and started to get ready to leave. She then said,"Well, let me see the coupons again." and then "magically" got them to work. Looked at me and said,"I just had to use a different code to force them in."  WHAT?? I am standing there coughing and I have a fever and you, Miss Assistant Manager, took all that time, when all along you could have "magically" put the coupons through with a "different code"?

I would NEVER INTENTIONALLY committ coupon fraud, it goes against my personal christian beliefs and it gives my hobby a bad name. I have missed an expiration date from time to time...which is very embrassing, but to say it would be fraud to use an IVC at a Walgreens is crazy. If you access to the  WALGREENS can read this...
*When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
*The coupon amount must be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
*When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased. "

 I violated none of these policies. I love my Walgreens. :( I hope this doesn't happen again. I would have to pick another Walgreens store to shop at. I love the Janesville Store near SuperWalmart. Maybe I will shop there for awhile. AND, move my presciptions, once again, to Walmart.
On a side note, I ran into a State Politician at Walgreens who was using coupons!! WOO HOO!! I hope he is that fiscally responsible with our state money!!

Starbucks has "12 Days of Sharing" program

Hurry and text 12DAYS to 29943 to sign up for Starbucks 12 days of Sharing! You will get one offer per day starting Dec. 1st! Text Messaging rates apply!
I don't do text deals, due to having a tracfone, but I wanted to share this will all my Starbucks addicted friends...You know who you are. :)

Josh Groban "Love Only Knows" free MP3 Download!

Hurry, has this free download of Josh Groban's "Love Only Knows".  Go to this LINK and download the song! Enjoy!

New Old Orchard Point Club

Old Orchard has changed their website to include more fun features to reward YOU - their loyal fans! Join the Fan Club to earn points by playing games or interacting on their website. Accumulate points and redeem them for FREE prizes! Get 1,000 Reward Points just for signing up! By joining the Fan Club you can also reconfirm your subscription to our Juicy Details Newsletter, plus get e-mail alerts whenever they have special offers or promotions.  Go to their website LINK and sign up! You get 1,000 points for registering and 100 points for subscribing to the newsletters. You need 2,000 points to get a coupon for a free bottle of juice!! There are other prizes too! Duffle bags, jump ropes, water bottles, etc.
You can also earn points just by playing the games they have on their website! Have fun!


All You Magazine has some exclusive IP coupons including a BOGO Coupon for Waverly Paper Plates. Along with many other great coupons!!!  Follow this LINK to find these great coupons!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Free Bag of World's Best Cat Litter Free!

For a limited time, you can get a 7 or 8 pound bag of World's best Cat Litter. Go to, LINK. It is in the form of a rebate. They will reimburse you for your purchase.

Jack in the Box...2 free tacos..Nov. 16th ONLY!

Tomorrow ONLY at Jack in the Box Restaurant you can get 2 FREE Tacos!!   Go to this LINK to watch the commerical.

Victoria Secret Sweater and Lip Gloss Set $12.00 shipped!!

Okay, here is a great deal at Victoria Secret's! There is actually 2 different deals, so I will let you in on both!
I am doing this first deal. Make sure you use Ebates to get 2% back on your purchase! Also, until  Nov. 30 you will get a rewards card worth a surprise ( either $10, $50, $100 or $500)

First Deal:
1 Go to Ebates and start a ticket for Victoria Secrets
2.On VS website, go to Sales, and click on the sweaters
3. Pick a sweater, I picked a $12.00 turtle neck.,
4. put it in the cart, ON THE CART PAGE, Check the box that says OFFERS!
5. after you put in your information, you will get to the boxes asking for the coupon offer codes
enter in LIPGIFT10 to get the free Lip Gloss Set and enter WARMSHIPVS to get free shipping.
For $12.00 (plus tax) you will get a sweater, lip gloss, and the rewards card ( which you have to use between Dec. 1st through Dec. 19th.) Remember the reward card has a minimum of $10 so you know you can go to the store and get $10 more free.

Second Deal:
1 Go to Ebates and start a ticket for Victoria Secrets
2.On VS website, go to Sales, and click on the sweaters
3. Pick a sweater
4. then go and pick up 7 pair of underware
5. go to cart, and make sure you click on the offer box
6. after you put in your information, you will get to the boxes asking for the coupon offer codes
enter in LIPGIFT10 to get the free Lip Gloss Set, VS7PANTY to get the underware for 7 for $24.50 and enter WARMSHIPVS to get free shipping. For $36.00 (plus tax) you will get a sweater, lip gloss, 7 pair of underware and the rewards card ( which you have to use between Dec. 1st through Dec. 19th.) Remember the reward card has a minimum of $10 so you know you can go to the store and get $10 more free.

Sears Great Wish Together Promotion...GREAT DEAL and I need your help!

I would like both my kids to get cameras for Christmas. Right now, Sears has a promo going that is similar to groupon. If 5000 people "like" the camera deal on the Sears Wish Together Promotion, then they will sell that camera for $29.99!!! Please help "like" this deal ( you don't have to buy the camera!), you go to this LINK, "like" it, then click on the camera deal and click "like" for that deal! Then, if they get 5,000 likes, they will offer it for that price!

WOO HOO! I hope we get a $70 camera for $30!!

There is also a $150 Blue Rau Disk Player for $50!! If 6,000 people "like" the deal. Please let me know if you want that, I will "like" it for you too! has BOGO IP's right now!

Just a heads up!

If you see the right side column of my blog, there is a orange colored box from If you page through it, you will find two BOGO coupons. The first one is for Dove Chocolate Bar, BOGO and the second one is for Butterfingers Snackers BOGO.

They also had a $1.00 off any one bottle of Pine Sol Cleaner.

Great Mailbox Weekend!

I got a lot of great goodies in the mail!! I got 2 samples of Deodorant, one Dove and one Axe. Then I got a $25.00 Chili's Restaurant Gift Card and a $10 Game Stop Gift Card! I also got my $64.00 refund from Menards. A $5.00 off any purchase at Cost Cutters. A $5.00 off and $25.00 purchase at True Value. I also got a coupon for a BOGO Healthy Choice Meal! WOO HOO!! Great Mail Day!

Great Deal on Crackers at Walgreens

This week at Walgreens, Ritz and Wheat Thin Crackers are 2 for $5.00. There is an IVC coupon for $1.00 off, making them 2 for $4.00. Then in the Smart Source Coupons yesterday there were $1.00 off ONE box of any Nabisco Crackers.  Get 2 of those coupons and pay $1.00 a box for Wheat Thins and Ritz!

Also, They have M&M's on sale again.  4 bags for $10.00. Use the $1.00 off a bag of Pretzel M&M's from their facebook page ( LINK) . You can print 2 coupons per computer. Buy the 4 bags, use the 4 coupons and pay $6.00 and then get back a $5.00 RR.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Awesome Deal on Kids Vitamins!

This is a great deal so I want to share it! You can do this deal through Ebates and get money back!!! This deal is dependant on where you have to add your zip code. the deal! has a BOGO offer on Disney Kids Vitamins, all the 60 count are sold out, but they still have 120 count available.  So you go to to this LINK ( or through ebates!) and you pick 2 120 count bottles of Disney Kids Vitamins. Then you click on the $1.00 off Ecoupon. Put them in your cart and your total should be somewhere around $12. Then check out and use the coupon code SOAPSPLASH for an additional 15% off.  Since the total before applied coupons was over $25, you get it shipped for FREE!!!   So, your total should be about $10!!! for 2 big bottles of kids vitamins!!

Free Bottle of Genesis Tea!

Visit Genesis Tea's Facebook Site and click "like", it will then have a coupon for you to print for a free bottle of their Genesis Superfruit Tea! Follow this LINK and print the coupon for yourself!!! The facebook page states that you can buy this tea at Walmarts!

Great Deal on Tag Learning System!!

Right now, there is a $5.00 IP coupon for the TAG learning system from LeapFrog. Go to this LINK to print that coupon. Then go to ( LINK) and pick up the $10 off TAG learning system from Targets Coupons.  The TAG Learning System is about $40 in my area Targets. So, with the $15.00 in coupons, you would pay $25.00 for it. It would make a great Christmas Gift!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Free Sample Pack from Kotex

Follow this LINK and sign up for a free sample of Kotex!

Free Flip Flops from Orbtiz Gum!

If you buy a package of Orbtiz Gum, you can put the code from the package on this LINK and get free flipflops!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Great Deals on!!

WOW! Leapster right now has some wonderful deals!! You can get a DIDJ game system with a game for $29.99!!!  The have a Sponge Bob Pack and a Indiana Jones Pack! They also have games for $9.99 on sale! This would make a great Christmas Gift! My family loves Leapster Products! Follow this LINK to see all the Leapster Deals!!

Also, you can try the coupon code Newsitedidj to get free shipping. And if you are a member of Ebates, you can get 3% back!!! Not an Ebates Member? Learn more about getting cash back from Ebates at this LINK.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

.75 cent IP coupon to Malt O Meal

I love Malt O Meal because it's cheaper in price and you get more. Now, you can sign up for Cereal Central and get a .75 cents IP coupon off your next bag of cereal. Follow this LINK to sign up!

Having a good time and saving money....a Build a Bear Story

Recently on a trip, My kids both wanted a Build A Bear! My kids love them but they can get pricey. I told my kids to keep an eye out for coupons and if we found some, we would try to go.

So, My daughters birthday was last month. She got a coupon for $5.00 off any purchase. Then, at dinner at the restuarant, my daughter spots vacation flyers for the area, in one of them was a coupon for a free Wisconsin Dells Build a Bear bag with any $25.00 purchase. Then while we were at the hotel, I asked the woman there if she knew if any deals at the outlet mall across the highway. She said that she didn't, but that if I filled out the post card in my hotel room ( with the other information in the room) I could get a coupon book to the outlet mall.

So, I found the post card, then got a post card for my husband too ( I have two kids so I always try to get 2 of coupon books for entertainment or activities!!). We went to the mall and turned in the postcards and got 2 coupon books. Sure enough, there was $5.00 coupons on any $10 or more animal to Build a Bear. I got the 2 coupons out of the books, plus my daughters birthday coupon.

We went into Build a Bear and the first thing I asked was which coupons we could use together. The associate said as long as I spent the $25.00 ( which the Bag Coupon required) she would allow and honor all of them.

So, We got:
1 $16.00 limited edition Halloween Bear, used the $5.00 off coupon
1 $12.00 Bearemy bear, used the $5.00 off coupon
1 Zhu Zhu pet, On clearance for $7.99, used the $5.00 off birthday coupon
1 hat and scarf set, on clearance for $3.00
Then, because it was almost Halloween, the kids each got a trick or treat bag too!!
1 Wisconsin Dells Build a Bear 2pc Bag Set Free with Coupon
My total after coupons was $25.43. 

My son and daughter danced out of the store. We don't "treats" like this often and the kids were thrilled. The kids had a great time and it was their souvenoir from the trip. We spent the rest of the weekend at the water park, and the kids didn't ask for anything else that weekend. It worked out nicely because their was a lot of souveniors that the kids could have watned, but they knew they got their Build a Bears. I was pleased with the customer service from Build A Bear too, they were great.

It's easy to spend money, but it's more fun to figure out ways to cut your expenses! Make it a family game!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Free Tylenol Sleep Kit!

You can sign up for a free Tylenol Sleep Kit. Follow this LINK.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

IP Coupon for Post it Notes

$1.00 off any Post-It Notes Flags. Follow this LINK to print.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Free Renuzit Cone!

If you go to Facebook, and click LIKE on the Renuzit Facebook page, you can pick up a a IP coupon for $1.00 off of any Renuzit Cone. They are around $1.00 at Walmart, so this coupon would make them free!!! Go to this LINK to conntect to the Renuzit Facebook Page.  Hurry this is a limit offer!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 has some great GAME DEALS!! has some great deals ( think Christmas!!). You can pick up 2 Nintendo DS games for $20.00, or 2 Nintendo DS Games for $30 or 2 Nintendo WII games for $30.00!!!   Standard shipping ( for 2 Wii games) was $1.97 and then add the tax. :)

Target's New Toy Book!

Target has a new Christmas Toy Book..It's loaded with coupons in the back! Did you get one? If anyone sees these can they pick one up for me??? Pretty Please!!!
Here is what is in there!
$1.00 off Energizer Battery Pack
$10.00 off Bike ( 12″ Toy Story or 12″ or 16″ Barbie, Princess, Spider-Man, Cars, Mongoose or Schwinn)
$10.00 off Dairy Queen Blizzard Maker
$10.00 off Dinosaur Train Interactive Boris Tyrannosaurus
$10.00 off Disney Interactive Ride-On
$10.00 off First Act Discovery Digital Keyboard
$10.00 off Fisher Price iXL Learning System
$10.00 off Fisher Price Little Mommy Walk & Giggle
$10.00 off LeapFrog Leapster2 Learning Game System
$10.00 off LeapFrog Tag Reading System
$10.00 off VTech Mobigo Touch Learning System
$10.00 off with purchase of two PlayStation 3 DualShock Controllers
$10.00 off with purchase of two Wii Motion Plus Remotes
$10.00 off with purchase of two Xbox 360 wireless controllers
$15.00 off Playwonder Dollhouse
$15.00 off Playwonder Kitchen Center
$15.00 off Step2 New Traditions Kitchen
$5.00 off Crayola (Color Explosion Glow Dome or Color Wonder Sound Studio)
$5.00 off Baby Alive Changing Time Baby
$5.00 off Cuponk Game
$5.00 off Easy Bake Oven
$5.00 off Fairies Pixie Power Play Set
$5.00 off Hasbro U-Build Game ( Battleship, Connect 4 or Monopoly)
$5.00 off Lego Game (Ramses Pyramid or Creationary)
$5.00 off Nerf N’ Strike Stampede
$5.00 off Paper Jamz
20% off Razor, Wagon, Helmet Value Pack or Ride-On (Razor Ground Force Drifter or Siege Caster Scooter or Sole Skate, Step 2 Radio Flyer Wagon, Licensed Character Helmet Value Pack or Disney Princess or Cars 6 Volt Battery Ride On ( In Stores Only).
50% off Fin Fin Friends Play Set
50% off The Ladybug Game

FREE Our Generation Doll Outfit with the purchase of Our Generation Deluxe Doll set
$10.00 off FurReal GoGo My Walkin Pup
$20.00 off Star Wars All Terrain Armored Transport Vehicle
$5.00 off 2 or 3 Wheel Scooters
$5.00 off Barbie Video Girl Barbie, 2010 Holiday Doll, Fashion Loves Glitter Doll, Swim ‘N Dance Mermaid Doll, Three Story Dream House
$5.00 off Hasbro Game (Guess Who? Extra, Twister Hoopla, Sorry! Spin, Scrabble Flash or Monopoly Revolution)
$5.00 off Select Lego Toy
$5.00 off Matchbox Stinky the Garbage Truck
$5.00 off Mega Blocks
$5.00 off Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS -5 Dart Blaster
$5.00 off Remote Control Iron Man Walking Robot
$5.00 off Star Wars Boba Fett Electronic Helmet
$5.00 off Star Wars Hailfire Droid Radio-Control Vehicle
$5.00 off Thomas & Friends
$5.00 off Tonka Mod Machines Motorized Semi-Hauler
$5.00 off Toy Story 3 Game
50% off Fisher Price Trio Batcave
50% off FurReal Lulu’s Walkin Kitty
50% off Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway B

$3.00 IP on Nivea Men's Body Wash!!

Hurry! I don't know how long this will last! $3.00 off IP coupon from Nivea Men's Body Wash!
Follow this LINK!

Kids Free Noodles from Noodles and Company!

This is great! The rumor is that the candy will be sent overseas to the troops!

Monday, November 1, 2010

$10 Game Stop card at COKE REWARDS!!

If you are doing Coke Rewards, there is a $10 Game Stop Gift Card available right now for only 250 points!!! WOO HOO!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

ArtsCow Photo Book Credits!!

If you love to make photo books like I do, then you will love this! This will be great for Christmas!
Are you stuck for ideas on what to get for Christmas? Let us tell you, a picture is worth a thousand words. So imagine how many words a self-compiled photo book is worth to your friends and family. Claim six 20-paged 8” x 8” photo book credits and two 39-paged editions by simply validating the code below.

Coupon Code: 888BKS4U
Expiration Date: 11/8/2010
Effective Period: 30 days

TIP: Validate the code now and use the free credits on saved projects. Free credits will be automatically applied to your order.

Terms and Conditions

1.Only one coupon code can be redeemed per household.
2.ArtsCow has the right to terminate this promotion at any given time without prior notice.
3.Shipping and handling fees apply.
4.In case of dispute, ArtsCow's decision is final.

Shipping and Handling is typically about $7.00 to $8.00. I love this for gifts!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Crayola Holiday Rebate Offer

Crayola has a new rebate offer. Go to this LINK to get the rebate form. Some of these items would be good for Christmas Gifts!

Pick N Save Double Days!! Did you go??

Did anyone go today?? I did. It's late and I am tired, so I am going to do a short report. :)
7 transactions. Saved 66%. I was shocked at how high prices are. I bought alot of treat things for upcoming events. Instead of showing each transaction I will just list. OOP was $83.95

2 loafs of bread
7 boxes of Noodles
4 boxes of Hot Choco
6 boxes of assorted cereals
1 gallon of milk
4 yogart cups
5 cans of Grilling baked beans
1 can of pringles
2 pouches of Brown Rice
2 boxes of Instant Rice
2 packs of Hot Dogs
3 packs of Danininos Yogarts
2 dozen eggs
10 pounds of chicken drums sticks
3 packs of Johnsville Brats
4 boxes of instant oatmeal
box of wheat thins
box of ritz munchables
1 box of toaster strudel
2 half gallons of OJ
2 boxes of Velvetta Cheese and Shells
2 cans of Campbells Chunky Soup
2 cans of Garden Broccoli Soup
6 bottles of snapple
1 bottle of apple juice
1 bottle of raspberry lemonade
2 cartons of Welch's Juice
2 packs of cheese slices
1 can of folgers coffee
1 can of maxwell house coffee
2 bottles of chocolate syrup
3 family size bags of veggies with cheese sauce
5 boxes of frozen microwave meals
2 candy bars
1 package of cotti salami
6 boxes of Bagel Bites
1 reusable coffee filter
2 bottles of Laundry Detergent
2 bottles of Dish Soap
1 8 pack of Toilet Paper
1 package of Dental floss
1 deodorant

So, was that worth $83? I felt like I could have done better, but with 2 kids and being exhusted didn't help. I did save over $162.00.

I did have a good mail day. I got another $10.50 check from a survey company and I got some coupons. Also, a woman at work gave me a frozen lasagna, so that is a free dinner. :)

Good night..I am beat!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Marie Callendar's IP Coupon $1.50 off!

New IP coupon at Marie Callendar's for $1.50 for the Oven Bake and $1.00 off for the Steamers! Follow this LINK for the coupons.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Free Doublicious Sandwich from KFC!

Check the Sunday Paper you got yesterday! The Parade and the USA Weekend both have postcards in them for Free Doublicious Sandwish from KFC with the purchase of a 30 ounce drink!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Free Speghetti with the purchase of a drink from Fazoli's Resturant!

For one day only, Oct. 25th, Fazoli's will have a Free Speghetti for World Pasta Day! Print this coupon and enjoy!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Trip to Walgreens

I made a trip to Walgreens.

Transaction One:
Husband's Rx, $4.18
Nivea Men's Body Wash, $2.50 on sale, $3.00 coupon off
1 can of pringles, .69 cents on clearance ( filler to use the RR)
Blistex, $2.59, $2.60 RR back
Benefiber ToGo Stick Pack, $7.99, on sale for $4.99, had a $2.00 off Walgreen Coupon, $1.00 Manu. Coupon
Total: $22.02
After Coupons and $3.00 RR I had from my last trip: $6.23
Got a $2.60 RR for my next transaction

Transaction Two:
4 boxes of the small Captain Crunch, $1.00, had a .50 cent coupon
2 Bottles of Men's Nivea Body Wash, $2.50 on sale, had a $3.00 coupon ( free after coupon)
1 Bottle of Dawn Dish Soap, .99 cents after Walgreens Coupon, had a .50 cents Manu. coupon.
1 box of Hot Choco. $1.00 for the box ( filler for the $2.60 RR)
1 box of Benefiber TOGO stick packs, $4.99, had a $2.00 off Walgreen Coupon, $1.00 Manu. Coupon
2 Packs of Nestle Butterfinger Snackerz, on sale for .50 cents each, had a coupon for 2/$1.00 off ( free after coupons)
Total before sales and coupons: $31.56
After sales and coupons: $2.31

Fun Pet Shop Stockpiling!!

I just had to share my fun morning! I have several cats and it gets expensive to feed and care for them (I am not complaining! They are the best!) I am excited though because this morning my favorite pet shop had their once a year sale! I spent $129.86 for everything. I got 45 pounds of dry cat food, 340 pounds of cat litter, 3 cat toys, 3 free bags of cat food samples, 1 can of free cat food sample, a key chain (free gift), Cat door Decal and 1 gallon bottle of Nature's Miracle. This is enough food for 3 months and enough cat litter for 4 months would make it approx. $30 a month  for the next three months. :) Great deal! I have a feeling the litter will make it more than the 4 months...but we shall see. :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pick N Save Double Double Event Oct. 27th

I am excited! Pick N Save is doing a Double Double Event on Oct. 27th! This means that you can double up to 10 $1.00 coupon on a $25.00 order!  They also have 2 really great sales this week. They have eggs for .79 cents a dozen ( limit one) and General Mills Cereals Buy any 6 boxes and get a coupon for 1 Free gallon of milk, one free dozen eggs, 4 free yogarts, and 1 free toaster strudel!! They have chicken drum sticks .88  cents a pound. Grapes for .99 cents a pound. In their Cutback Coupon book, they have OJ for .98 cents ( 64oz). Michelina's Meals .88 cents limi 5 with coupons! You could make a great scenario using these deals!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another Free Collage from Walgreens!!!

Walgreens is offering up a free 8×10 Collage Print. Just head on over here, create your collage print and use coupon code 8X10TREAT at checkout. Plus, choose in-store pick up and you’ll score FREE shipping! This promo is valid thru 10/23. I have done this so many times! It's great!!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oct. Disney Rewards code!

The new 5 point code this month is  T2PW84BG6Y , you will find it in your monthly newsletter!

Another Great Mail day!

I got the new Crest Toothpaste Sample, $5.00 Chili's Card and $5.00 Chuck E Cheese Card from Coke Points.  I also used my Taco Bell Orange Creme Smoothie! That was good!!! The Toothpaste Sample came with 6 coupons! Also, I had a family member send me a pack of coupons! So, Another great mail day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cool Groupon!!

If you don't know about Groupon, I would like to explain! Groupon is a coupon buying group for different locations. You pick your location and then it gives  you a daily email letting you know about that days deal. You can then "buy" the coupon. Typically the coupon is good for 50 to 75% off! This means you need to use your credit card to reserve the deal.  I haven't purchased before, but today I finally bought a groupon for an upcoming hockey game! I am a hockey game lover but I rarely go because it's costly! Well, this gave us the tickets for 50% off! So I basically got 2 tickets for the price of one!

New to Groupon? Want to learn more about it? Go to this LINK and take a look at the program. I am hoping to see other Groupons that I like.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Free Taco Bell Fruitista Orange Freeze!!

Taco Bell has a cool new freebie! The first 500,000 people can go to this LINK and print a coupon valid for a FREE Orange ‘N Creme Swirl Frutista Freeze!

Trip to Menards!

I went and did a trip to Menards! I got some Christmas Gifts and some good deals!

2 Clear Vinyl Auto Mats, $5.00 and FAR
1 Can of Coffee, On sale $3.99
2 Cuddlee ( similar to the snugglee at Walgreens) $6.99, with a $5.00 rebate, ( will use for Christmas gifts)
1 pedi smooth, On clearance for $1.95 (I have wanted to try this)
2 LED Flashlights, $5.99 with a $4.00 rebate (save for camping)
2 Family Collage Photo Frames, $18.00 each and FAR ( these are really nice and they will make great Christmas Gifts)
1 jug of Cat Litter, $4.98

Total: $87.22
Used my $40.00 Menards rebate card from my last shopping trip
OOP: $47.22
And I am getting $64.00 in new rebates and 4 Christmas gifts bought!

Free Sample of Breathe Right Nasal Strips

Get a sample of Breathe Right Nasal Strips! Go to this LINK and sign up!

Double Coke Points on Powerade!! Oct.25th!

If you have any Powerade codes, Save them for Oct. 25th when they are worth double points!! If you aren't a member of Coke Rewards, you can join at this LINK

Saturday, October 16, 2010

$2.00 IP coupons for Hungry Man Dinners!!

This is a great high value coupon! Go to this LINK and print your coupons for $2.00 off ONE Hungry Man Dinner! You can print it twice!!

Free Dole Real Fruit Bites!

Hurry because this will not last long!! Go to this LINK, and sign up for a free sample of Doles new Fruit Bites!

Friday, October 15, 2010

More ways to save.....and other frugal ramblings....

I am tired but I can sleep so I thought I would ramble to my readers.

I have always used the library...for books, stories on tape for my kids, games, computer games and DVD's. Recently, I learned how to use our library's SHARE program. This share program links all southeastern Wisconsin Libraries together. So, I log in online, type in the movie I want to see or book I want to read, and then request a hold. When the movie/book becomes available, they ship it to my local library, I can keep the movie for a week and return it. I can keep the book up to a month. Of course, my tax dollars pay for it and all the work is done by the library workers! I just pick it up! The down side is that I have to wait for a short time until it's my turn to get the movie/book, but I don't mind. It's FREE and I get to enjoy current movies, new release books even if my own local library doesn't have it!! If you live in southeastern Wisconsin and want to see if your city participates in the SHARE program, go to this LINK and check!

Also, my husband and I are trying to decide if we want to renew our museum membership. If you have read my blog in the past, we purchased the Museum family membership when they offered a great deal. We were planning to see the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit, but it was $26.00 a person! Then we got an offer in the mail, $100 for 2 Dead Sea Scroll Tickets, 2 IMAX theater tickets and a 1 year family membership. We decided to join. For that $100, our family has been to several museums for free!  We saved well over $300 in admissions! We have enjoyed it soo much! We have traveled to 2 different states ( for business) and spent some family time at different museums learning! It's been great. So, now we have gotten our renewal. It's offering $130 for 2 years. We have to decide if we want to do it again. Money has been tight lately, but our kids have really really enjoyed it. And we still have 4 museums we haven't been to that we want to explore. Those museums alone would cost us over $130 in admissions.

Other than that, I got my $40 rebate from Menards. I got a bunch of Coke I cashed in for a $5.00 Chili's Card and a $5.00 Chuck E Cheese card. :)
I hit 5,000 on swagbucks...I will be close to my $50 gift card soon, then I am going to use it to go Christmas Shopping.

Also, I have to note, my stockpile helps another friend...I won't give details, to protect privacy...but it's great to know that even when money is tight, I can help someone who may be struggling too.

Hope everyone is doing good! Stay Frugal!

RedPlum has several new coupons!!

Go to RedPlum and pick up lots of new IP Coupons!! Here is the LINK!

BOGO Arby's Coupon!

Follow this LINK for a IP coupon for BOGO Free Beef and Cheddar Sandwich!

Success Rice $1.00 off IP Coupon and $1.00 off Reach Toothbrush IP

In most areas, this coupon is .50 cents but if you use the zip code  98102  you will get a coupon for $1.00 off of one!! Which is great! Go to this LINK to get there!! It's on the 4th page.

 There is also a coupon for $1.00 off one toothbrush, which can make for a cheap toothbrush!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quick Trip!!

I ran to get a few of the freebies I had coupons for. No's been a long night. :)

3 bottles of Gillette Body Wash 3/$10.00, used the $2.00 off each bottle of Gilette coupons, $3.00 RR back
1 box of Advil Tablets, $3.99, Free after coupon
4 Butterfingers Chocolates, on sale 50 cents, used a BOGO coupon
1 bag of freeze pops, on clearance for .50 cents
Total: $6.27 after coupons, then I got a $3.00 RR back

1 Tide Stain Release, on clearance $5.24, had a $3.00 coupon
1 box Nabisco Triscuit Thins, $3.19, Free after coupon
1 box of Wheat Thins Stix, $3.19, Free after coupon
Total after coupons: $2.48

1 bottle of Gain Dish Soap, .97, coupon for $1.00 off
4 Littlest Pet Shop Sets, $5.00 on sale, had BOGO coupons
1 box of guaze, $2.22, had a $2.00 off coupon
Total after coupons: $11.47

So my OOP: $20.22   And I have $3.00 RR for next time. I think that wasn't bad since the 4 Littlest Pet Shop toys would have been $20.00 full price.  :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

See the new INBOX dollars ad??

On the right side of this blog is a box. It's a new survey/email program. It actually pays cash. I started it about 3 weeks ago and I have $8.29 already. There are surveys, cash tasks, emails and other things you can do to earn. You need $30 to cash out, so it may take some time, but it's free money! If you are interested, click on the box and sign up! You will get a $5.00 cash bonus for signing up!

P&G Brand Saver Gain Dish Soap Deal!

If you got the P&G Brand Saver Coupon Packet in yesterday's paper, you will want to get the $1.00 off any one GAIN dish liquid coupon. Since it is any size, you can buy the smaller size bottle at Super Walmart ( and probably other stores) for the price around .97 cents! Making it free!

Good Walgreens Deals this week!

Walgreens has Old Spice Body Wash and Gilette Body Spice on sale. It's 3 for $10.00 and you get a $3.00 RR back. In the Sept 2010 P&G coupon book, there is a coupon for BOGO on the Old Spice and  $2.00 off Gilette.

So, your senerio would be:
3/$10.00 ( 2 Old Spice and 1 Gilette)
-$3.33 BOGO coupon on Old Spice
-$2.00 Gillette coupon
= $4.67 for 3 bottles
That is $1.55 a bottle and you get $3.00 RR back!!

Also Walgreens has Halls Refresh Cough Drops on sale and in the Smart Source coupon packette from Sunday, there was $1.00 off 2 bags.

So, your senerio would be:
2 bags at $1.00 each ( $2.00)
- $1.00 coupon
= $1.00 for 2 bags (.50 cents each)
and you get a $1.00 RR back!!

Also, Sinex is on sale for $5.00 ( not in the ad)
there is a coupon for $4.00 off in the P&G Brand Saver Coupon Packet.
Making the product $1.00. And if you buy 2 you get a $5.00 RR back!!

2 Sinex Vicks Medicines $5.00/each
-2 $4.00 off coupons
= $2.00 OOP
and because you bought 2 you will get a $5.00 RR back!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Great Mail Day!

I got my free sample bar of Life Quaker Granola Bar, my free coupon for Advil ( full size bottle), coupon for free Victoria Secret Underware and my photo books! YEAH!!!

****I have yet to actually pay for a pair of VS underware...LOL*************

Frugal Eyeglass Experiment.... Would Online Glasses be as good as the ones at Eyeglass Stores??

Well, My daughter was saying she was having trouble seeing and my husband's glasses were scratched and he has been complaining for some time about getting new ones. I called my insurance to find out that they don't cover much when it came to eye care, so I had to find a way to save some money.

First of all, I called 3 different optical places. The first said that they charge over $180 for an full eye exam and they didn't do any basic type eye exam.  The second place said $59 for the basic eye exam and $89 for a full eye exam. The third place said $49 for a basic eye exam and $66 for a full eye exam. So, we discussed having the entire families eyes examined.  My husband, since he hasn't had his eyes looked in 4 years, got the $66 dollar exam, the rest of us got the $49 basic.

We found out that my son didn't need glasses, my eyes changed only slightly, my daughter did need her first pair of glasses and my husband's eyes changed dramatically.  So I started asking about the cost of glasses. WHOA!! The costs were high! They quoted me about $170 for my daughter to have a basic cheap pair of frames with lens and my husband would be between $500 and $775 due to his bifocals.  I was stunned! So, I paid for the exams, asked for the prescriptions, and copies of the exam reports. $211 out of pocket for the exams and came home to do some research.  I found some great online discount sites for glasses.

The first site had great prices and a great selection. We checked out a few more, like and then found this site, .  We decided to take the risk and buy from these places to see if they would be just as good as going to Lenscrafters or  Stein Optical?  My concerns were that we didn't know if they would be good quality or if they would be made right. It's not like you can try them on or have them adjsted.

We orders a pair of rimless no line bifocals for my husband. The pair we picked for him shipped were $47.47 shipped. They even came with magnetic attaching sun glasses! The glasses were very similar to the pair he liked at Lenscrafters.

We then ordered my daughter a pair from Zenni Optical. She had seen a pair of cute pink glasses at one of the mall stores and I wasn't going to pay the $170 that they told me it would cost. So, on Zenni, she found these We ordered those for her, They came to $37.90 shipped.

Ordering was pretty simple and easy, even for my husband's bifocals. The only thing we wish we would have done at the eye doctors is ask for the Pupil Distance (PD) because we had to do that here at home and weren't sure we would get it accurate. (Thankfully we did!) Other than that, everything we needed was on our prescription! Pupil Distance is the measurement between the middle of your eyes. We had to do this at home, which took some practice.

Well, this past week both pairs of glasses arrived. I was very impressed! Both glasses looked great on my husband and my daughter. My husband said that he hasn't seen this clearly in years. My daughters frames are very nice, and they don't look cheap. We did have to adjust the arms on my daughters glasses just a bit, but they are very nice on her! The shipping wasn't too costly. Each pair came with a plastic case and cleaning cloth.

The upside is we saved ALOT of money on frames and lens. They look great and both my husband and my daughter are very happy with the quality and look.

The down side is that it takes 3 weeks to get, but for that amount of money saved, it's worth it! My husbands glasses cost under $50. The mall store quoted me  $500 to $700. So, I could buy 10 to 14 pairs of online glasses to spend as much as the mall!!! Whew!!

So, if you have to buy glasses, consider buying online. It was pretty easy to do and saved my family a lot of money!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Free 3 month subscription to RedBook!

Valumags has a special offer. A 3 month subscription to Redbook. Go sign up at this LINK! Hurry, this will not last long!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

If you are a Vocal Point Member...or an IP Coupon

...Check your email..there is an email out there that links you to a free box of Barilla Pasta! Email is titled," Pass the Pasta" Samples.

If you aren't a member of Vocal Point, or you didn't get the email, you can print an IP coupon for $1.00 off! Here is the LINK!

Good Article about Freezing Food

Great Article about freezing you freeze produce??
Follow this LINK!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Free Bottle of Advil

Click on this LINK and go to Advil. The right hand side column button Sign up Now and get a free bottle. This offer is Limited to the first 500,000 people, so hurry! I found that Internet Explorer is slow so you may want to try Firefox or another browser. The website states: If you are one of the first 500,000 people you will get a coupon for a FREE bottle of 24 ct Advil Tablets or 20 ct of Advil Liqui-Gels!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Great Deals at Menards this week....maybe Christmas gifts??

Menards has a great deal this week if you have readers in your family!  Menards has LED Book Lights Free after rebate. You have to buy $10 worth of other items to qualify for the rebate. You can buy up to 4 book lights, so I am going to buy 4 lights, and use them as part of the christmas baskets. They also have LED Flashlights for .19 cents after rebates.  Those will make good small gifts for the men and people who camp.

For the $10.00 seperate purchase, I will check their clearance section because they typically have some good deals there. Also, they have paper towels for .40 cents a roll you can buy some of those too.

Great Target Coupons! Also great Target Deals!

If you have a Super Target, there are some great grocery coupons out there! IF you have a regular target, you can still get the appearel coupons.  Go to and click on the "See More" tab, then click on coupons. There are coupons for $1.00 off produce ( so buy $1.00 worth of produce and pay nothing), $1.00 off any bakery item ( so buy something close to $1.00 and get it almost free), $2.00 off any children's demin ( so look for some clearance, if there is any, and use the coupon) and $3.00 off any adult demin item ( again look for clearance)

Go to this LINK for the Target coupons.

Also, there is a great deal on Mott's Items this week. 
Buy 5 Select Mott’s items $1.75 each = $5 Target gift cards
Participating items shown in ad:  Mott’s Apple Sauce 6pk, Mott’s Apple Juice 64 oz,
Deal Scenario:  Buy 5 Mott’s Apple Sauce and/or juice $1.75 each, Pay $8.75
Get back a $5 Target gift card. Which is like paying .75 each for them!!

I think I might have to stop at Target on the way home from work!

Frugal Notes...

Yesterday, I got some goodies in my mail box...First, THANK YOU PENNY for the toy coupons. Second, I got my coupons for Free Triscuits Thin Crisps and Wheat Thin Stixs. Third, my daughter got a birthday coupon from Kwik Trip for a free Orange Juice or Milk! I also got a Free Sample of WISK Laundry Detergent. So, it was a good mailbox day!

Then today, I took those toy coupons that Penny sent me and went to Walmart. I used the BOGO Littlest Pet Shop coupons and picked up 6 LPS sets for $15.00. That will cover 3 Christmas Gifts.  Also, I am keeping an eye on sales for the U-Build Games. :)

I am still behind on Christmas Shopping, before when the kids were young, I had more time to just shop at my leisure to find things, now that I work 3 jobs, I don't have that kind of time, so I am changing my stratedy.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Another Cool Gift Card at Coke Rewards!

Coke Rewards now has for a limited time $5.00 gift card for Chili's Restaurant for only 140 points! 

Also, if you do My Points, you can cash in for a $10 Chili's Gift Card for 1,500 points and get 100 bonus points back!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

IP Coupon for Pretzel M&M's

If you go to this LINK on Facebook, click the LIKE button and then print your coupon for $1.00 off 9.9 oz or larger of bag of Pretzel M&M's.

Kraft IP Coupons!

Here are some great Kraft Food Coupons. Follow this LINK. Hurry, I have no idea how long these will be available!!

End of the month!!!

Time to clean and organize those coupon binders!!!!

While you are at it...enjoy this video clip....This family does some things I do...and some thing I would never do...but I read their book years ago and thought you all might enjoy this...

Elmer's Craft Glue Club!

As you know, I am doing a Elmer's Craft Bond Product they have a page where you can sign up and join their Craft Glue Club! Get the newsletter, free samples and update info on Elmer's Craft Glue!  These glues are great for scrapbooking and working with different papers and photos! Follow this LINK to sign up!!!

Another free 8X210 Photo Collage at Walgreens!!!

Hurry! Today and Tomorrow ( 9/30 and 10/1) Walgreens has a free 8X10 photo collage. You can pick it up at your favorite Walgreens Store or have it shipped ( you pay shipping). The coupon code is FBCOLL. I have made several of these collages and give them as gifts! People always love them!!! Go to and go to photo.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Free Beech Nut Starter Pack

Expecting a baby, have a baby yourself or someone you know? Well, follow this LINK to the new Beech Nut Starter Kit. It has samples and a monthly newsletter with coupons.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Speedy Rewards..FREE GUM!

Are you a Speedy Rewards Member? If you are, look for the October Member Email, at the bottom of it you will see a button for FREE GUM. Print it and take it to your Speedway for free Gum!  If you didn't get the email, but you are a member, you can go to this LINK and print out the coupon!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

WOO HOO!! Cashed in Surveys for $8.00!

I have to share with my readers how quickly Opinion Outpost paid out.  I just joined Opinion Outpost about 3 weeks ago. You sign up and do surveys. Once you have 50 points, you can cash out. 10 points equals $1.00. I did several surveys and gathered 80 points. So, I just cashed out!

Are you interested in doing surveys and getting paid? You can follow this LINK, sign up and get started! I am surprised at how quickly the points added up!

Looking to get some coupons....

Ok readers! In today's newspaper, there was a Coupon Ad in some regions. I am looking for a few of these. Did you get these coupon packs? I would love to trade!!! Please email me

Friday, September 24, 2010

Free Sample of Garneir Fructis Dandruff Shampoo

Follow this LINK to the sample page, you will see a  sign up button on the top right hand side of the page!

Free Kandoo Wipes from Pampers!

Follow this LINK and you can sign up to get a coupon for Kandoo Wipes! These will go fast!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Trip to Pick N Save!!!

We didn't take a great's been a long day and I am exhusted...but I wanted to share with all of you what we did get! Total OOP is $42.26 and I had 6 transactions.
Here is the PILE we had when we got home..not bad for $42.26!

Transaction One:
2 pouches of Uncle Bens Rice
1 bag of mixed veggies
1 box of Eggos
Dannon Raspberry 4 pack Yogart
2 Activia 4 packs yogarts
2 Dannon Coolisons Yogarts
2 Dannon 4pk Crush Cups
1 Yoplait Splitz 4 pack
1 Half Gallon Orange Juice
1 Daninino 6 pack Yogarts
1 Dannon Animals 6 pk Yogart drinks
Total after before coupons: $34.35
After coupons: $4.43

Transaction 2:
1 can of DelMonte Corn
1 can of Del Monte Green Beans
1 box of Quaker Oat Cereal
2 Chi Chi Microwave Meals
1bag of Friskies Cat Treats
1 bag of frozen veggies
1 box of eggo waffles
5 Gum Toothbrushes
1 Danoninos 6 pk yogarts
1 half gallon of orange juice
Total before coupons: $30.95
After coupons: $4.81

Transaction 3:
3 boxes of Life Cereal
1 box of Ritz Munchable Crackers
1 package of Oreos
2 boxes of Uncle Bens Rice, Brown
2 boxes of Uncle Bens Rice, White
3 bottles of Old Orchard Juice
2 packages of Ball Park Franks
Total before coupons: $38.33
After Coupons: $4.24

Transaction 4:
1 bag of Hamburger Buns
1 bag of Hot Dog Buns
1 box of Stove Top Stuffing
1 bag of Old El Paso Ready to Serve
1 package of Marie Calendars Microwave Meals
4 cans of Healthy Request Campbell's Soups
2 boxes of Uncle Bens Rice, Brown
1 can of Enchilada Sauce
2 cans of Tuna
1 pouch of Yellow Fin Tuna
2 boxes of Pizza Rolls
2 pints of Starbucks Ice Cream
Total before coupons: $36.73
After coupons: $8.42

Transaction 5:
3 boxes of Creamette Noodles
4 boxes of Velveeta Cheese and Shells/ Deluxe Mac and Cheese
1 can of Del Monte Chili Tomatoes
1 can of Del Monte Carrots
2 4 pks of Fruit Cups
1 can of Fruit
2 Chi Chi Microwave Meals
4 cans of Campbell's Soup
Total before coupons: $36.48
After coupons: $13.58

Transaction 6:
2 boxes of Granola Bars
1 box of Quaker Cereal
2 boxes of Quaker Oat Meal
1 bottle of Franks Red Hot Sauce
1 bottle of French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
2 bottles of Kids Vitamins
Total Before coupons: $32.29
After coupons: $6.78

I am I will post more in the morning! I hope everyone had a chance to stock up during this Super Doubles Event! I know that some people did, because my Pick N Save was busy, there were alot of coupon binders and the shelves had some empty spots!!! I also stopped at Kwik Trip..they have Eggs again for .79 cents and I had to buy bread...that OOP was $6.36. :)

Smithsonian Free Museum Day!!!

Yeah, once again, we have free Museum Day this coming Saturday, September 25th, 2010. Please go to this LINK, follow the instructions, and you will get a pass for 2 admissions.

Free 5X7 HP Print with the purchase of a 5X7 from Walmart

This came to me in an email, click this LINK for the coupon.  You purchase one 5X7 print and get the second free. Expires 10/31/10. If you are a member of snapfish, you will also get this email. :)

Remember, Today is Double Double Coupons at Pick N Save!!!

I am going after work! Who has gone? What did you get? Any great deals?? TELL ME!!! :)

Great Deal on Leapster Books!!!..YMMV

Maybe you are starting to think Christmas Gifts...well, here is a good deal! If you get Smart Source Sunday Coupons, this past weekend there was  $4.00 off coupon on ONE Leapster Tag Book over $9.00. Gather up 3 of those coupons for this deal!  Toys R US currently has Tag books Buy 2 get one Free.

Tag Books range from $9.99 to $13.99.

3 books at $13.99  is $41.97
subtract the one book free, $27.98
Subtract 3 $4.00 off coupons: $11.98
So, that is about $4.00 per book!!!!

The Toys R Us sale runs until the end of the week. And I posted the YMMV because I am not sure with all Toys R Us are going to have the Tag books included in the B2G1F sale. :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Free Sample of Quaker Soft Granola Bars...YUMMY!

Go to this LINK, watch the advertisment and at the end you can pick which flavor sample you would like!  There are two choices, Banana Walnut or Cinnamon Roll Raisin!!

If your a Vocalpoint member....Free sample of Crest Pro Health Toothpaste!!

If you are a member of Vocal Point, log in and check your account. Currently they have the new Crest Toothpaste sample. New to Vocal Point? Go here, LINK, and sign up!! Vocal Point has some great samples!

Frugalmommie as been on WITI FoxNews6 Television Milwaukee, WTMJ620 Radio, Several local newspapers, The Wisconsin State Journal, and is in a feature article in All You Magazine in the April 2009 edition.