Sunday, January 31, 2010

It's the end of the month.....

So, it's time to clean out those expired coupons from your binders!! Also, keep a look out for new IP coupons!! Happy Couponing!!

Free Book From Read it Forward...

Read If Forward is a program that gives out free books. Follow this LINK and pick a book, supplies are limited!

Scrubbing Bubbles IP coupon for for the Shower Cleaner

Follow this LINK and get a $2.00 off IP for Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hersey's Pieces Reward Program

New Program can help you earn Free Hersey Pieces. Follow this LINK  to learn about more information.

For those of you that are planning to head to Walgreens this week, be sure to grab 2 Hershey’s bars while you’re there. Hershey’s Candy 1.4-2 oz. is on sale this week for $0.49 with in-ad coupon.

Walgreens Deal Scenario:
Buy 1 Hershey’s Chocolate bar
Buy 1 Hershey’s Special Dark Bar
Use the Buy 1 Hershey’s Chocolate Bar and Get 1 Hershey’s Special Dark Bar FREE coupon from the 1/10 Smart Source coupons ( not all areas got this one!)
Then send in the request form to the Hershey’s Wrapper Reward Program.
Final Cost $0.25 per bar plus a FREE coupon for Hershey’s Pieces!

IP BOGO on Sobe Life Water

Sobe Life Water is often on sale for $1.00, so this BOGO coupon is great! Click this LINK and print yours!You can print it twice!

Art Canvas for only $14 shipped!!

Do you have a Valentine's Gift for your sweetie? Right now, The Canvas People will do $55.00 Art Canvas Print (8x10) for free with $14.00 shipping!!!!

Go to The Canvas People and follow the steps!!!

Or you can take the $55.00 credit and get a bigger print!
8x10 $49.99 - $55 = FREE

11x11 $58.99 - $55 = $3.99

11x14 $68.99 - $55 = $13.99

16x16 $78.99 - $55 = $23.99

16x20 $88.99 - $55 = $33.99

18x24 $98.99 - $55 = $43.99

ArtsCow $1.99 Keychain Special!!

You can get a heart shaped key chain,  just in time for Valentine's day! It's only $1.99 and comes with free shipping! Go to ArtsCows Website and make your photo key chain.

Then use Coupon Code: ZJLQYCF

Expiration Date: 03/15/2010

I have used ArtsCow before and I like their products! Just be warned, this business is in HongKong so shipping takes 7 to 10 days.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lego Jr. Free Membership and magazine

Follow this LINK and Sign up for the new Lego Jr. Magazine for kids under the age of 6. My son gets the regular Lego Magazine and loves it!

Frugal Notes...and a grocery trip...

Well, yesterday we had the chicken I bought back on the 17th. We used the rotissarre and cooked it, today we used the leftover chicken, frozen veggies, a chopped potatoes and some spices and made a chicken soup. We had biscuits from the trip the other day. Yummy eating!!

Then I went to Piggly Wiggly. They had an 11 for $10.00 deal.
I had my $2.00 RR from the other day so I used it.

1 3 pound bag of apples, on sale for $1.50
3 Naturals Fruit Cups, on sale for $1.00, had a $1.00 off 3 coupon
8 frozen pizzas, on sale for 8/$20 and you get a $10 rebate back
1 head of Lettuce 79 cents on sale
5 cans of soup, $1.00 each and I had $1.00/3 and .50 cents /2 coupons
3 boxes of Rice a Roni, $1.00 each, had a $1.00off/3 coupon
1 loaf of bread, on sale for .69 cents
1 milk, $1.69 on sale
Total: $42.67
After coupons: $29.17 and I am getting a $10 rebate back.

So, I added up all my grocery trips, my walgreens trips but not the one Walmart trip where I bought shoes because nothing in my grocery budget was spent. Anyways, My total for the month of Jan (with 3 days left) is $146.65.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

All you Magazine FREE Coupon for Tuna!

If you got the ALL YOU Magazine for Feb. 19th. On page 49, there is a coupon for a TRY ME FREE  Rianxeira Tuna Snacks.  I am going to assume that these will be found at Super Walmart because Walmart sponsors this magazine!! Enjoy!!

Kashi Samples

  Kashi now has new samples! Go to their website, LINK, and pick which sample you would like of Toasted Berry Crunch Cereal, Dark Chocolate Coconut Fruit and Grain Bar and Honey and Almond Flax Cereal!!

Join the Five Bucks Club!

If you have a participating Kerasotes Theaters near you, this is something you should look into. You go to this LINK and sign up for their club! They will send you a card and you can use it to go to the movies for $5.00 a ticket. Go on Tuesdays and get the added benefit of free popcorn!

Another quick trip to Piggly Wiggly

I got over there for the Grand Biscuit Deal. They had them on sale for .99 cents and I had $1.00/2. When you buy 4 of them you get another $2.00 RR

So, here is my transaction:

4 boxes of Fruit Snacks ( the kids will be happy! Haven't had this snack in a LONG while), On sale for 4/$5.00, had $1.00/2 coupns.
1 bottle of International Coffee Creamer ( free coupon from post that I posted a few weeks back)
4 Rolls of Pillsbury Grands Biscutis .99 cents on sale, $1.00/2 coupons
package of Hamburger Buns, 49 cents on sale
1 package of Hot dogs, .49 cents on sale

Total after coupons: $6.22 and I got a $2.00 RR back!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Hurry! WHile supplies last!!

Oreo is giving away free Oreos!! GO to the facebook page, become a fan and sign up!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Trip to Walgreens....

I had to pick up my son from a birthday party, so I decided to stop by Walgreens.

1 pack of Boy's Pull Ups
2 bottles of Pert Plus, On sale 2/$5.00-$3.00 in coupons and you get back a $2.00 RR
3 containers of Sure Deoderdant, On sale with IVC $1.50 each, $1.50 coupon

Total: $21.00
After IVC, Coupons and RR: $2.01
And I got a $2.00 RR for next time!! :)

This was great because I needed Deo for my husband and Pull Ups for my son. So only $2.01 OOP and we didn't have to spend much!

Frito Lay Be Ready Snack Club

Sign up for Frito Lay's Club and they will send you coupons and samples. Follow this LINK to sign up

Good Deal on Sure and Pert at Walgreens!

Walgreens has an IVC coupon for 2 Men's Deo for $3.00. In today's Smart Source Coupon section there is a coupon for $1.50 off...making them free!

Also, Walgreens has Pert Shampoo 2 for $5.00 with a $2.00 RR. In today's Smart Source Coupon Section there is a $1.00 or $1.50 off coupon ( depends on your area).  $5.00 - 2 $1.50 coupons would make it $2.00 for 2 bottles plus you will get the $2.00 RR!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Trip to Walmart! Great Deals!!

I had to run to our local Walmart to buy a birthday gift! They had toys 50% off and kids shoes on clearance for $5.00 and $7.00. I spent $32.00 altogether and I got

1 birthday present
2 pairs of kids tennis shoes
1 pair of kids strappy girl shoes
4 Sharpie markers ( on sale for 25 cents a 2 pk), should have picked up more!

I am thrilled to get 3 pairs of shoes!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hasbro IP Coupon

Hasbro Games has a coupon for $5.00 off one game of Pictionary or other select games . You can get the coupon by going to the orange coupon window on the right side of my blog.

Quick run to Walgreens

I had to go to Walgreens so pick up some medicine for my, while I was there...

First Transaction:
3 bottles of children vitamins, on clearance $4.00 a bottle
Total $12.69
After I used my RR from last past transction, OOP was $2.69

Second Transaction:
3 bags of Totitos, .55 cent off coupons on all 3
3 jars of queso
4 bottles of sierra mist, coupon $1.00 off of 4
Total with sale: $20.00
Total after coupons: $17.63
Then I got a $10.00 RR back

Then we decided to go out for dinner. My kids both had their Pizza Hut Book It program. I have to say it's one of Pizza Huts best deals!! The kids each got those and I got a personal pan too. Total out of pocket for 3 people. $7.63 plus tip!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Free Yarn!

A company called Caron International is on Facebook giving away yarn. You can go to facebook by following this LINK and signing up!

Soft Scrub IP Coupons!

If you go to, you can print high value $1.50 off one bottle Soft Scrub Cleaner.   Also, if you click the other tab, Soft Scrub Club, you will get another coupon for BOGO.

Free Betty Crocker Coupon Booklet

Please, create your profile below to sign up to receive the Betty Crocker®,
Dinner Made Easy, or Bisquick® email newsletter, access exclusive
member benefits on, and receive a FREE* booklet
packed with $10 in coupon savings!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Glade Candles High Value Coupon!

In my coupon bar ( orange bar on right side of blog), there is a coupon for $3.00 off 2 Glade Candles.

There has been reports that Kmart has them on sale and you get a $3.00 catalina back on those. I haven't tried it myself, so I can't confirm this! But, the coupon is for $3.00 on ANY two, so you could buy the cheaper smaller sizes and get a great deal!!!

High Value Huggies Coupons!

If you go to my coupon bar on the side of this blog, ( in the orange colored box), you will see 3 high value Huggies Coupons. $2.50 and $2.00 off! Combine those with some sales out there and you will be getting some great deals!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Quick Trip today....

First I went to Walgreens and did the PepsiCo deal, go tthe $10.00 RR back.

Second, Went to Aldi's, Picked up 4 pounds a bananas and 1.5 pounds of Tomatoes, $3.81

Third went to Loglis. They had the 89cent meat sale, so I picked up

8 Microwave Noodle Meals
1 clearance coffee creamer
1 cooking spray
4 packs of Friskies Cat Treats
6 mashes potatoe pouches
1 chicken fryer (4 pounds)
1 container of Sour Cream
2 bottles of Barqs Root Beer
6 pounds of Port Roast
4 pounds of Port shoulder
3 bars of Soap
2 pouches of mashed potatoes
2 cans of soup
3 packages of Rice
2 tubs of butter
1 head of lettuce
Total: $56.53
After Coupons:$26.53

$26 isn't bad when you consider i got a 4 pound chicken and 10 pounds of Pork! :)

Stay Frugal!

Disney Reward Code..5 points!

Penny just shared with me a new reward code from the Jan. 2010 newsletter. The code is 329VNDJ831. It's worth 5 points!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Build A Bear Coupon

This came to me in an email, and with Valentine's Day just a month away. You can print a coupon for $5.00 off a $10.00 animal with Build a Bear! I thought this would be a great deal to do with  your kids for Valentine's day.  It would cost $5.00 for each animal if you use the coupon on a $10.00. Here's the LINK

Free 2010 Calendar from Pillsbury

Pillsbury has a free calendar with recipes. Go to their website LINK, sign up and they will send you one. You need to sign up for a free newsletter in order to get the calendar. If you have a secondary email account that collects your freebie type emails, use it for this.

Three Months free of Family Circle

If you like Family Circle Magazine, you can get 3 free months! May, June, and July 2010. Follow this LINK and sign up today!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Free Photo Mouse Pad from Art Cow

I have ordered from Art Cow before and was very happy. If you do this and get the heart shaped mousepad, you can use it for Valentines day!!! Free Valentines Gift!!

What do you do to get your free mouse pad? Follow these steps! Remember this is limited to the first 3,000 people!

1. Log into your Facebook account and visit (you must become a fan of ArtsCow before you can access this page).

2. Select your friends that you would like to invite to join ArtsCow.

3. Click on the blue “Send Invitation” button and confirm.

4. Return to the coupons page and retrieve your unique user-specific Coupon Checkout Code.

5. Create your mousepad at and use the Coupon Checkout Code to claim your free gift.

Hope you get a chance to take advantage of this!!!


You end up paying $3.99 shipping if you get the heart $6.99 mousepad!  So, I went back and did it again with a regular mouse pad and it worked. Got it for Free!! :)

Trip To Frank's County Market

I went to Frank's County Market. Not a typical place I shop, but it's on my way home from work and they had a decent sale.

1 dozen eggs (.79 cents after $10.00 purchase)
4 boxes of oatmeal ( used the $1.00 off quaker IP's I posted, on sale for $1.99)
2 packs of Starfish Tuna ( $1.29, had a BOGO coupon from Viewpoint)
2.42 pounds of Pork Roast ( on sale for .99 a pound)
1 box of Sausage Links ( .59 cents after $10.00 purchase)

Total before coupons and discounts:  $26.82
After Store Discounts and my coupons: $9.08

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hurry Swagbucks Code Good Today!

Swagbucks sent out a newsletter. If you look at the bottom of the newsletter you will find a swagbucks code. Also, in the newsletter was this:
The SB toolbar is the best way to stay

connected to the web's premier digital dollar.
Now we're making it even more rewarding.
Find a Swag Code with your toolbar every
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So you can get a code everyday!
New to swagbucks?? Sign up today!  Follow this LINK

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ace Free Light Bulbs!

This week, ACE Hardware store is running a promo for GE Smart Energy Light Bulbs for $1.00. There is a coupon in the past Sunday paper for $1.00 off GE Light bulbs. This makes them free after coupon. Last time we had this deal, we got 19 free lightbulbs!! So, time to stock up on light bulbs!!

Free Sample of Clorox Cleaner

You can sign up for a free sample of Clorox Green Works Cleaner. Go to this LINK and sign up !

Kraft First Taste

If you are a member of Kraft First Taste, get over there soon! They have a sign up for free DiGiorno 200 calorie Pizza! Go to

Monday, January 11, 2010

Quaker Oats $1.00 off IP coupon

There is a great IP coupon for $1.00 off Quaker Oats. Go to this LINK and print! You can print two.

Free Taco Bell Taco with the Purchase of a Pepsi

Follow this LINK and you can print a coupon for a free Taco Bell Fresco Taco with the purchase of a Pepsi.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Free Family Days at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Jan. 2, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 10, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4, 2010

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., March & April
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., November, December, January & February
Free Zoo admission for everyone.
County Zoo parking fee still applies
Zoo Pass Plus members receive free parking.

Bring the whole family to the Zoo on Family Free Days. Everyone gets free admission (not including parking). Got friends who are not Zoological Society members? Free days are a great time to take them to the Zoo and show them how much fun it is in winter and spring. Stop at the Zoological Society office (located in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place) and become a member so they can get in free all year. Family Free Days are held November through April, one weekend day a month.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Fraudulant Coupon Alert!!!

The following PDF file is a compliation of fraudulantly made coupons. PLEASE! IF you  have any of these CMS at 1-800-285-7602 to report where and how you got these coupons. They are fraud and those it's breaking the law. If you thought about using the ones you have STOP, you are also breaking the law!

Here is the PDF File, 

You can get more information at

Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets Sample

For a free sample of Purex Laundry Sheets go to this LINK and sign up!

Biggest Loser Music Download

The TV show the Biggest Loser and Subway are giving away an entire workout album. 12 Tracks to get you moving and dancing!

Follow this LINK to download the entire track.

Free Sample of Klennex

Follow this LINK to a free sample of Klennex. This is Costco website, but you don't have to be a Costco member.

Trip to Pick n Save...$1.84...small trip

Okay, I had that $5.00 catalina from my last trip and I needed to use it.
So, we went over to Pick N Save.


3.6 pounds of chicken drum sticks
2 pounds of apples
1 gallon milk

Total after $5.00 coupon: $1.84

I plan on going shopping tomorrow...maybe...LOL


The other side of being debt free

8 seemed like forever that it took us to get rid of the heavy load of our credit cards. It was not an easy task. 

Now, one month after paying off the credit cards, I have seen so many changes! For one, my husband and I are more relaxed about money. We have a padded emergency fund which is getting bigger every pay check. That means less fighting in our marriage. A LOT less worring when I miss a day of work and will miss a day's pay. A lot less worring about "what if's".  And it's only been a few weeks!

But, there is also another side of being debt free.  We are able to do more. Next month, we are going to a comedy concert. We have wanted to enjoy this stand up comedian for some time but it's sooo expensive. We paid cash for the tickets. We don't have to worry about it destroying our budget for the month. We also can get a babysitter for the kids and know we can budget the extra money for that.

Also we are able to do things as a family that we couldn't do before.  We have always wanted to go to the Public Museum. The cost, even with a coupon, would have ranged around $40.00 for the family. When you add parking, travel and food, that can be an expensive trip!  So, yesterday in the mail, we got a flyer from the public museum. They have an exhibitian that I reallly want to see!   2 tickets for that exhibit would be $54.00! The flyer stated that you can get the family membership pass for the year, 2 tickets to the exhibit, 2 tickets for the plantitarum and membership into the kids club for the kids all for $100.00. Also, the family membership pass will get us free admission into our other 2 favorite museums and discounted parking!! So we started adding up the savings, knew we would be excited to have free admission to the other museums and knew that we have the cash to pay for it without going into debt. We had a family meeting and decided together that we wanted to do this!!  

In our pre-debt free days, this wouldn't have been possible. We had too much debt to do this. Sure, we could have paid for it on credit card, added to our interest rate and made the family debt load worse, like so many families do. But, by living frugally and saving our money, IT FEELS fantastic to be able to do this and know we aren't adding debt to the debt load and carrying that emotional toll!!!

Also, due to my husband not having full time work, we normally are worried, scared and concerned. Yes, we still have a level of that, but it does go down dramatically when you have no credit cards or car payments.  We know how much we need to keep the 4 walls in tack and how much we need to plan for our future while still getting to enjoy things.

I hope if you are on the debt free journey, you are proud of how hard you have come, how much you have saved and how hard you have worked. This journey has taught me about pride, work ethic, and other things I never expected. I realize there is a whole group of people who don't get it.

I am glad to have made it. I am glad we are doing well.  I will keep you all posted.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bath and Body Works coupon

If you are going to the semi annual sale at Bath and Body Works, print out this coupon LINK and get yourself a free travel size item. See details on coupon. Coupon expires 1/27/10.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

SwagBucks Deal!!!

If you use Swagbucks Toolbar, everyday there will be a new CODE!!! If you aren't doing Swagbucks, now is the time to learn about it!! Go to Swagbucks!!

$2.50 Finish Dishwashing Soap Coupon

This past Sunday in the Smart Source, there was a $2.50 Finish Dishwashing Soap coupon!!! If you find these on sale, you can get a great deal!!!!

RedPlum Sunday Coupon

If you look in your Red Plum Coupon Insert from this past Sunday, you will see a $1.00 Johnson's Baby Product. You can get those and use them on the Johnson Buddies Soap. At most stores, that would be a Free or very cheap soap!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New $10.00 Johnson and Johnson Rebate

If you go to my coupon bar on the right side of my blog, you can scroll through and find the $10.00 Johnson and Johnson Mail in Rebate. Must be postmarked by Feb.5th. Items must be bought between 1/10/10 and 2/5/10.

You need to buy $30.00 worth of product in 2 catagories. You can combine this with the many manufactures coupons that are out there to get a great deal!!

Softsoap IP coupon

Follow this LINK and go to the bottom of the page for coupons. The coupon is for 40 cents off one bottle of Softsoap!!!

Tape Coupon

The Duck Tape Company has IP Coupons for several different products. Go to this LINK.

Free Ebook Start Over, Finish Rich

Here is a LINK for a free ebook.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Printable coupons at Eat Better America

New Printable Coupons are now available at Eat Better America. Follow this LINK to get to the coupon page. You must register.

Disney Rewards New Years Rewards Code!

Disney has a New Years Bonus Code! Word: Celebrate

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.