Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Free Energizer Batteries

Go to Energizer on Facebook. LINK here and "like" the page and sign up! The first 30,000 will get a coupon sent to them for a free pack of recharageable batteries!

Monday, August 30, 2010

End of the MONTH!

It's the end of the month, Time to clean out those files, binders and all expired coupons!! I had a busy fun filled weekend, so now it's back to get those coupons ready and organized!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

BOGO IP Coupon for Butterfinger Snackers!

The new Butterfingers Snackers Facebook page has a a coupon good for Buy one 1.28-2.1 oz bag of Butterfinger Snackerz and Get one 1.28 oz bag Free! Go to this facebook LINK and "like" Butterfingers Snackers and print the coupon.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Free Lotion at Victoria Secret PINK

Join the VS Nation and get a free Pink Lotion with any pink purchase. You need to be a member or log in to your membership. Go to this LINK and sign up for this coupon.

Quiznos $1.00 off sub coupon!!

Woo HOO! $1.00 off IP coupon on one sub or toasty bullet. YEAH! Here is the LINK!

Bath and Body Works Coupon for a free body care item with $10 purchase

Got this in an email and I wanted to let everyone in on it! Follow this LINK to print the coupon ( the above is not the coupon). You can get a free body Care item with the purchase of $10.00.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Earning free Christmas Gifts....

Okay, I am sure you are rolling your eyes! But, Christmas is 4 months away AND I know you all realize how expensive Christmas can be! So, what do we do to cut down on Christmas spending? We start NOW and hopefully have a big dent in the planning by Halloween. Yeap, you heard right, I try to have most of the shopping down now, and finish up with the hard to find gifts on the day after Thanksgiving. So, what do I do to make this happen?

First of all, I am involved with several point programs. MyPoints, Swagbucks, Coke Points, Thank you Points and many survey companies. By doing these I get points which I can cash in for gift cards. Swagbucks racks up points quickly and you can earn Amazon.com gift cards, which I inturn use for christmas shopping. ( if you are interested in MyPoints, or the Survey companies, email me and I will send you the links). Typically in one year I can save enough points on Swagbucks to get $75.00 in Amazon.com cards and use it for gifts.

Second, I do the Nielsen Scanning program. This program takes FOREVER to earn anything, but I typically try to get one prize in the catalog that I can use for a gift.

Third, For the teachers. Now is the time to get those free and cheap school supplies! Save them for a Christmas Gift for your kids teachers. Every year I make a basket full of supplies for the teachers! Since they get so many "apple" items that they don't keep, this gives them something they can use in the classroom and help them save money along the way. I always make sure the basket has pencils, pens, glue sticks, crayons ( for younger grades), and klennex. 

Forth, for friends and neighbors. If you have neighbors/ friends that you know would enjoy a night out. Give them a christmas card with a free night of babysitting. Then, when you have the their kids, make it a fun night with popcorn and a movie. ( $1.00 Redbox and cheap microwave popcorn!)

Fifth, Shop online and earn Ebates money back. IF you have to spend money on something, shop online and find the best price, then go to Ebates! Ebates pays you a percentage back on what you spend. ALSO, if you ALWAYS pay off your credit card monthly, get a rewards card to earn points or money back on that and get another gift card that way. Remember this only works if you pay your card off! Why get a $25.00 gift card from the points when you spent over $100 on interest!!! NOT a good deal!

There are many ways to cut back on your spending for Christmas. Start looking at clearance and sale items NOW. Make a list to see who you really need to buy for!! My family has gotten so big that most of us just bring a dish to pass to the family party and only give gifts to the children in the family. In July, Target had a big toy clearance, so I bought so things at that for my children. And I hit a great clearance at a Dollar General, so that is also put away for the kids. If you start thinking about the deals now, plan and get ready, Christmas will not break the bank!

New! Arm and Hammer Coupons are now available!

Arm and Hammer has new IP coupons! Follow this LINK and print them for yourself! 

Hurry! Swag Code at Swagbucks!

Right now there is a swag code in the blog. Go down to my widget ( at the bottom of this blog) and click on the blog and find the code! It's good for 6 swagbucks! Who knows for how long! Swagbucks go quickly!

Also, make sure you do the survey everyday for 1 point!

New to Swagbucks? Sign up and earn free gift cards and other prizes! It's easy and it's free!

New Walgreens Coupon Policy!

Walgreens has come out with an offical coupon policy! YEAH!!! No more trying to argue with the store managers! Print this and keep it in your binders when you go to Walgreens! The new coupon policy explains BOGO, Internet Printables and Register Rewards! I applaud Walgreens for FINALLY having an offical coupon policy!

TGIFriday's 1/2 off Entree Coupon

TGIF has a great coupon right now, buy one entree and get the second for 1/2 price. Go To this LINK to get the coupon! Coupon good through Sept. 1st, 2010.

High Value IP Coupon! $2.00 off Ball Park Franks!

Go to Ball Park Franks on facebook and "like" them, then print this high value coupon!!! Go to this LINK to Ball Park Franks!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Create a coupon with Qdoba!

You create a menu item, add the toppings and then get the coupon. Follow this LINK to sign up and get your coupons! You can print coupons everyday! There are 3 different coupons printing. There is a BOGO coupon, 50% off entree or a Free Entree with a drink. They have short dates of expiration! I printed mine and it expires on the 27th!

Next Stop, Pick N Save and Kwik Trip

So, I now went out to Pick N Save, Kwik Trip and Jones

First Stop Kwik Trip ( everything has gone up in price!)
4 dozen eggs, $1.09 each
6 bagged milks, $1.12 each
1 bag of Hamburger buns, sale .99 cents
1 loaf of white bread, .69 cents
1 loaf of wheat bread, $1.19
2 cookies, Free with Kids card
4.15 pounds of bananas, $1.62
Total: $15.57, and I got a few more punches on my punch card.

Second Stop, Jones Meat Outlet:
5 pounds of Ham Steaks
5 pounds of Canadian bacon slices
4.9 pounds of Ham slices
Total: $15.81, that's about $1.05 a pound for ham

Third Stop, Pick N Save:
Transaction one:
2 cans of sloppy joe mix, on sale $1.00 a can
1 package of roundy's cookies
1 package of bread, on sale with coupon .79 cents
1 box of rice, with double coupon, .29 cents
1 taco bell dinner kids, .79 after double coupon
2 Old Orchard Apple Juice, on sale for 2/$4, had a double coupon, paid $1.00 a bottle
1 box of Life Cereal, on sale $2.00, had a $1.00 off coupon that doubled, Free!
1 jar of Dole Peaches, on sale with store coupon $1.88, had a .75 cents coupon that doubled, .38cents
1 bag of frozen veggies, .88 cents after store coupon
2 Sausage rolls, on sale $1.99 each, I had a $1.00 coupon that doubled
1 package of Kiwi Shoe Laces, .99 cents, had a $1.00 off coupon, Free!
1 pound of Boneless, Skinless Chicken breast, $5.24, with $3.00 off store coupon. paid $2.24 ( a bit high)
2 pounds of green grapes
1.5 pound of pears
1.65 pounds of red grapes
bag of carrots, .68 cents after coupon
bag of cole slaw, .88 cents after coupon
1 package of margarine, .38 cents after coupon
1 64 oz OJ, .98 cents after coupon
Total before sales and coupons:$49.83
After: $23.02, I also got a .20 cents bag refund and another .10 cents in fuel perks!

Transaction 2:
3 boxes of Life Cereal, on sale for $2.00, had double $1.00 coupons, Free!
2 boxes of Klennex ( needed for the school supply list!) .88 cents each
box of Cheese Nips, $2.25, have a $1.00 coupon that doubles, .25 cents
2 pounds of Tuna, On sale $1.49, had a $1.00 coupon off that doubles, .98 cents for the 2 pouches
2 bags of cat treats, on sale $1.25, had $1.00 off coupons, .25 cents a bag
1 bag of frozen Veggies, .88 cents after coupon
2 Sausage rolls, on sale $1.99, had the $1.00 coupon that doubled
1 package of Margarine, .38 cents after coupon
2 packages of Dannon Coolisions, Free after coupon
2 bottles of Activa Yogart Drinks, Free after coupons
Total before coupons:$36.22
After coupons: $7.91

So between Sentry, PicknSave, Kwik Trip and Jones, I spent $81.50 so far.
I still have money left to stop at Aldi's tomorrow ( I am going to visit my mom and will stop at the one by her home). I have over $100 left for the 3 weeks and I have most of my menu planned out. I will possibly be able to add a 4th week and get to the end of September. I am going to trade my mom 12 ears of corn for some tomatoes I picked, So that will be another meal. And I am making 15 pints of salsa this afternooon, which I could then share!

Here is my Menu Plan for the next 3 weeks.( 3 weeks multipled by 7 days is 21 meals, except for lunches and some breakfasts my kids get through school), Not completed, due to my run to Aldi's Tomorrow.

Oatmeal ( 3 days, once a week)
Cereal ( 6 days, twice a week)
Yogard with Fruit ( 3 days, once a week)
Waffles ( 3 days, once a week)
Pancakes ( 3 days, once a week)
Eggs  with Canadian Bacon or sausage (3 days, once a week)
We have plenty of pancake mix, syrup, oatmeal and canned fruit in stockpile). When I make a batch of Waffles or pancakes, I use the whole box and make a big batch. Then I freeze them and heat them up in the microwave for a quick breakfast. Also, that allows me to only have to cook waffles one big batch at a time vs several days in a month.

( Kids have school 5 days a week, so we will need only weekend lunches for them) ( for my job, I pack a lunch, typically the yogarts, some crackers or cereal and a piece of fruit)
Hot Dogs, 2 days
Mac and Cheese, 2 days
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, 2 days

Mom's Lunch:
Yogarts ( I have enough for all 3 weeks due to stockpile and what I bought these last shopping trips)

Dad's Lunch
Ham Sandwiches, cloe slaw
Left overs
Ramen Noodles

Ham Steaks with veggies ( 3 dinners)
Pulled Pork Sandwiches, with side dish ( applesauce, salsa or veggies) ( 2 dinners)
Chicken breast, with side dish ( 3 dinners, have what I bought today plus a 3 pound bag in stockpile)
Frozen Pizza (2 dinners)
Sloppy  Joes with chips, ( need to buy ground turkey tomorrow at Aldi's) ( 2 dinners)
Tacos, ( 1 dinner)
Scolloped Potoes and Ham ( 2 dinners)
Beef Stew with Rice ( beef stew is in Stockpile) (1 dinner)
Spaghetti ( 3 dinners, once a week!)
1 leftover night ( 1 dinner)
Homestyle Mac and Cheese, with veggie side ( 1 dinner)
Brats (1 dinner)

Cheese Crackers

Kool Aid
Apple Juice
Orange Juice

PS...To the nice lady that I was so excited to meet at Pick N Save today. Sorry about the excitement! I love to meet new people who want to be debt free and save money!! :)

First Stop, Sentry Food Store

Okay..So, I made my first stop at Sentry. Which is local ( about 5 minutes away), I bought $60.53 worth of food, I paid $19.19 OOP.
3 Coolisions Dannon Yogarts, Free After Coupons
2 Dannanino Yogarts, Free After Coupons
2 bags of Shredded Cheese, On sale for $1.50
2 packs of cheese slices, on sale for .99 cents
5 cups of Dannon Yogart, all free after coupons
5 frozen Pizzas, on sale 5 for $9.00
Karft Homestyle Dinner Pack, Free after coupon
1 package of sugar, on sale $2.49
2 packs of brats, on sale for $3.99 and I had .55 coupons
4 Sobe Life Waters, on sale and I had BOGO coupons
3 packages of Pork Riblets, on sale and I had $1.00 coupons
2 packs of hot dogs, on sale and I had a .75 cents off coupon
1 package of Chicken Nuggets, $2.39 and I had a $1.00 off coupon
1 package of bread, on sale .79 cents

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Planning for shopping

Well, on July 31, I made my menu for 3 weeks. We made it 4 weeks and now things are getting low again. I am organizing coupons and getting ready for some shopping. Today, I will run over to Sentry. They double coupons up to .50 cents and I have a $10 birthday coupon I want to use. Tomorrow Pick N Save has double to $1.00 up to 5 coupons. So I will go there. Then I will finish with Aldi's. I need to make it for another 3 weeks and keep the bill under $200. Which gives me $14.00 a day to feed my family. I have to have 3 weeks worth of dinners, some lunches and some breakfasts. I say some because my kids get school lunch and breakfast.

I will post to you how I do. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Free Tomatoes! WOOHOO!

My friend asked me to come pick tomatoes, peppers, cucs, and onions out of her garden! I picked for one hour! WOO HOO! Now, I have to time to can all these!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

More Cheap Toilet Paper!

Many of my readers know that I try to stockpile toilet paper. Well, it's happening again! Marcel has a Free or $1.00 off coupon in today's Smart Source Sunday Insert. At Woodman's a 4 pack of Marcel Toilet Paper is $1.29, I use the $1.00 coupon and get the tp for .29 cents. I typically get about 6 to 10 coupons! So, This will be another time to stockpile the TP.

I still have 12 4 packs from the last time they put out this coupon.

Todays Sunday Newspaper Hasbro Coupon

If you get the Sunday Paper, The magazine inside called USA Weekend has a coupon on the second page for Hasbro. The coupon states," buy any Hasbro card game and get a Sorry Revenge or a Yahtzee Hands Down Card Game Free." This is a great coupon when games are on sale and these card games make great stocking stuffers!!

5 new Kraft IP coupons!

Here are 5 new Kraft IP coupons! Follow this LINK to print!
*$1.00 off/2 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip
*$1.00 off/2 packages of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers
*$1.00 off/2 packages of Maxwell House Coffee
*$1.00 off/2 packages of Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat
*$1.00 off/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Cheese

They expire 30 days from the day you print them.  I would print them soon, they won't last long.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Great Mail day!!

I got my Menards $60 Rebate from the school supplies. I got my free SnapFish Photo Collage! And I got my free Mac and Cheese coupon from First Taste!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Well, we are back to having a car payment! UGH!

Although both of our cars are paid off, my husband's dream of owning a vintage VW Beetle has been lingering for some time now. Well, He found one. Great price. Great condition. We are picking it up tomorrow. It will give us a car payment for 4 years at $125.00 a month. My plan is to pay it off this school year! I don't want more debt hanging over our heads. I try to be as frugal as possible, but this was something my husband has wanted for a long time!
So, I had to change my header. It no longer states debt free except for a mortgage. Now, it's debt free except for a house and one car payment. :)

The good news is that ALOT of jobs have been popping up. So, I have some small cash income for the next few weeks!

Also, I am planning a BIG shopping trip for next week. We will see how that goes!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Schick Extreme Razor HIGH VALUE IP coupons!

Currently, Smart Source has a great IP Coupon! $3.00 off of any 4 pk of Schick Extreme Disposable Razor and $5.00 off any 8 pk of Schick Extreme Disposable Razors! Go to this LINK and print!

Today's Walgreens Deal! Free Window cling!!!

This is really cool! Make a Window cling of your kids, your dog or anything else! Walgreens has a freebie for a window cling! Follow this LINK for the freebie! This deal is good today only! So hurry and get yours today!

****Edited to add**** This is not a product you can pick up at the store, you have to have it shipped and the cost of shipping is $5.99, so I cancelled the process. I am not going to pay $5.99.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Get a $1.00 off coupon from Lunchables for sharing your note on facebook!

OK, it is a bit complicated to get to print the coupon, but my kids LOVE Lunchables and I never have enough coupons for them! If you go to this LINK and you promise to make a note, then you post that note advertisment on your blog, then you can print a coupon for $1.00 off one package of Lunchables with bottled water. Since lunchables go on sale every now and then, this should get ma a few cheap ones. :) The coupon expires 30 days from the time you print it!

Hardee's Free Small Fries and small soda with purchase!

When you purchase a chicken tender basket, you get the fries and drink free. The basket is around $4.00 to $5.00 in different locations, so you have to decide if it's a good meal for you! Follow this LINK to the coupon! Coupon expires 8/30/10

Free Sample of Prevacid 24 HR

Follow this LINK for a sample of Prevacid 24HR!

Cheap vs. Frugal, random notes

I have been frugal all of my adult life, but I don't consider myself cheap. Recently, I had someone tell me I was cheap. So, I am going to write what I feel is the difference and have you give me your feedback!

Frugal is using using a coupon when you go out to eat!
Cheap is not giving the waitress/ waiter a tip!
Frugal is buying Tomatoes seeds and planting them for a garden.
Cheap is going to your neighbors garden and helping yourself.
Frugal is when a freebie is available and the sign says,"take one" you take one.
Cheap is when the candy bowl at the bank says take one and you DUMP the WHOLE THING in your purse ( yes I have seen this with my own eyes!)
Frugal is using hand me down clothes for the kids
Cheap is buying the kids fancy, name brand clothes and not taking off the price tag, wearing the clothes for family photos, then returning the clothes ( yes, I witnessed this too!)
Frugal is sometimes paying full price for something when you know if you bought the cheaper version, it would ware out and not be worth what you already put into it.
Cheap is not buying it, "borrowing" it from a friend and NEVER giving it back!

I could go on and on. The point is that being frugal is having what you already have and being thankful!  Cheap is being greedy or selfish. Cheap is doing things so that your money and your fist never seperate. A frugal lifestyle can be a blessing. A cheap lifestyle can turn you into a very mean scrooge!

I have always felt blest! God has always provided! We save where we can. We reuse things if we can. We use rummage sale and hand me downs. But, I would never do some things I see people do every day.

How do you feel? Are you frugal? Do you consider frugal the same as cheap? Understand when this person called me cheap, She meant it in the worse possible way.  She was not being polite. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Snapfish has a FREE 8X10 Photo Collage!

Right now, Snapfish has a FREE 8×10 collage print. Beginning today, August 16th, through tomorrow, August 17th, you can get FREE SHIPPING plus a FREE 8×10 collage print! First make your 8X10 Photo Collage and put in coupon code GRANDSHIP at checkout. Your OOP will be nothing!  Follow this LINK to the site!

****I just did mine and it as free with shipping.I did a great collage of all the trips my husband and I took together.!********

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Walgreens Free 8X10 TODAY ONLY!

Sorry I didn't post this earlier, but I was away for the weekend. Follow this LINK for a free 8X10 from Walgreens!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Free Chili's Queso and Chips!

Sign up for Chili's Newsletter and get a free appetizer of Queso and Chips! Follow this LINK and sign up!

Get a Taco Bell Frutista Drink free with any purchase!

Currently on coupons.com ( see the side bar on this blog, scroll through until you find the coupon), you can get a Taco Bell Frutista Coupon with any Taco Bell Purchase!

IP coupon for Starbucks Canned Drinks!

The IP Coupon is for a BOGO Starbucks canned drinks! Go to this LINK to print your coupon!

Back to School....ALREADY???

Our local news had a Back to School segment where the woman said she would spend around $200 on her kids for back to school shopping. I was shocked! She had 4 school age kids, so that is $50 a kid!!

Are you getting your kids ready for back to school? I am done with our back to school shopping except for buying head phones, which I will pick up at the Dollar Store, because they just need them for computer time so I am not going to get expensive ones for them to damage. How much to you spend per child? What do you do to save money? Do you reuse supplies from year to year?

Here is an example of my kids list and what we did to save money. Maybe it can help some of you out or give you ideas! Also, feel free to share with me your ideas! I would love to hear them!

My daughter's list:
2 spiral notebooks....19 cents each after Menards Rebate
6 Folders with 2 pockets each...picked up last year after the school clearance for .15 cents each
12 New #2 Pencils...picked up free
2 red pens, 2 blue pens...got free from Target/Bic Deal
1 pkg of loose leaf paper....39 cents after Menards Rebate
1 Eraser...picked up a 5 pack of erasers at Menards for .39 cents after rebate, will split the package between the two kids
1 box of Colored pencils.....39 cents after Menards Rebate
1 box of Facial Tissue...69 cents at Aldis
1 Highlighter.....39 cents after Menards Rebate
1 Scissors...39 cents after Menards Rebate
1 Ruler, metric and inch....39 cents after Menards Rebate
1 Large Glue Stick...had some left over from last year. Still would like to find a deal on these and stock pile them. :)
1 box of Markers....39 cents after Menards Rebate
4 Black Dry Erase Markers and a Dry Erase Eraser ( Haven't gotten that yet!)
1 set of headphones ( haven't gotten yet. will buy at the dollar store)
1 3 ring binder for Art Class....$1.99 after coupons at Target
1 pair of gym tennies, $3.00 on clearance at Walmart this summer

Daughters: $9.69 plus tax, not including the Dry Eraser stuff which I still have to find and the headphones which I still haven't bought. Granted, I have to wait to get my money back on the rebates, but Menards is great about rebates!

My son's list:
2 composition notebooks -wide rules, had one in stockpile, need to buy one more
1 pair of pointed scissors, had them left over from last year. Gave them a good cleaning.
1 box of washable markers.....39 cents after Menards rebate
1 ruler, metric and inch.... .39 cents after Menards Rebate.
1 box of crayons... Free at Walgreens after RR's
24 new sharpened pencils...Free
5 pencil top erasers...picked up last year for .20 cents a 15 count package, kept in stockpile
1 8 oz bottle of glue.... .19 cents after rebate
4 large glue sticks...left over from last year, kept in stockpile
1 small supply box...left over from last year, gave it a good cleaning
1 pair of gym shoes...bought at Walmart on clearance for $3.00
1 box of facial tissues...69 cents at Aldis
1 box colored pencils...39 cents from Menards Rebate
1 set of headphones for the computer, need to pick up at the dollar store
1 three ring binder for Art Class....$1.99 at Target with coupons

Sons: $7.24 and tax, not including the composition book I need to pick up and the headphones.

So, even if I spend another $15.00 on those few things ( just for example), I would spend $31.93 for 2 kids. In my stockpile, I have been stocking pens, notebooks, loose leaf paper, markers, scissors, sticky notes, calculators, compasses, protractors, pencils sharpeners, erasers, etc for the rest of the school year and for starting a stockpile for next year. I have one Rubbermaid bin with school supplies. So, I have no plans on buying supplies throughout the school year. OH Also, backpacks!! Menards had the cheap ones for .99 cents after rebate. I didn't buy any this year but I have 4 stockpiled from last year, so my kids are still using their backpacks from last year, but should we have a zipper break or fabric rip, I can replace it with a cheap backpack in my stockpile.

Again, post your ideas in the comment sections!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

one more trip to Target....I just had to..LOL!

I stopped by Target again on  my way home from work. :)

2 packs Stride Gum, One pack was .99 cents, the other pack was $1.39. They took off $1.39 on the manufacturers Q and $1.39 on the Target Q.
2 bags of Synder's pretzels, $2.24 each, $1.00 off Target Q and a $1.00 off/2 manufacturers Q
Bag of Goldfish Crackers, $1.75, had a .50 cents off Q
2 boxes of Intant Quaker Oatmeal, on clearance for $1.77, $1.00 off Target Q and $1.00 off/2 manufacturers cQ
1 Kids Cuisine Meal, On sale $1.75, had a $1.00 off Target Q
1 box of Bagel Bites, $2.49, had a $1.00 off Target Q and a $1.00 off manufacturers Q
2 Sobe Waters, $1.00 Each, had a .50 cents off Target Q and a BOGO manufacturers Q
3 packs of Post it notes, $1.00 on sale, $1.00 off Q
2 Bottles of Apple Juice, $1.48 each, had a $1.00 off/2 Target Q
1 can of Chef Boy R Dee, 99 cents, $1.00 off Target q
1 pair of Merona Flip Flops, On Clearance $3.24, $3.00 off Target Q, .24 cents!!!
2 packs of 10 count BIC pens, .99 cents, $1.00 Target Q and a $1.00 off manufacturers Q
Total: $6.37 after coupons
I saved over $22.00
I was thrilled with the shoes! Good Shopping trip! All the snacks are bought for summer school snacks and upcoming camping trips!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Trip To Target!

I posted about the Post it Note Deal and the Target coupons out there...so I went over there and picked up a few things.

1 Brown Shirt, On Clearance $1.75
1 Brown Shorts, On Clearance $2.45
1 Kids T-Shirt, On Clearance for $1.98
2 Stride Shift Gum, $1.39, Had the Target coupon for BOGO and the Manufactures coupon for BOGO, so both were free
1 Bag of Pretzels, $2.24, had a $1.00 off Target coupon
1 Can of Chef Boy R Dee, .98 cents, had $1.00 off Target Coupon
3 Boxes of Kellogg's Cereal, on clearance for $1.48 a box, Had a $1.00/2 Target coupon  and $1.25/3 Manufactures Coupon (.73 cents a box)
1 4pk of DelMonte Fruit Packs, On sale for $2.00 had a $1.00 off coupon
1 Kids Cuisine Meal, on sale $1.75, had a $1.00 off Target coupon
1 Sobe Waters, On sale for $1.00 each, Target coupon for .50 cents off and had the BOGO coupon from the Heads or Tails Game.
1 bottle of Kids Vitamins, On sale $5.09, had a $1.00 off Coupon ( EXPENSIVE!!!! YIKES!)
1 Mead Ring Binder, $4.99, had a $1.00 off Target coupon and a $2.00 off Manufactures coupon
3 Post it Notes, Used the IP coupon, $1.00 sale price, $1.00 off each with coupon
2 10 pack BIC Pens, .99 cents, Had a $1.00 off Target coupon and I $1.00 off Manufactures coupon
Total: $39.36
Total after coupons and $5.00 gift card: $13.32

Kraft First Taste, Mac and Cheese Homestyle Meal!

Check your emails, Kraft First Taste just posted a Free Coupon for Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese Meal. Maybe you have one waiting in your account at First Taste!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Disney Reward Code!

Disney has a new reward code! E6NV85JK3R from the August Newsletter!

Free or Almost Free Sticky Post It Notes!

With the Going Back to School sales, Super Sticky Post it notes are on sale. Here is a IP coupon (LINK) for $1.00 off each!!! This is a PDF, which means that YMMV so be forewarned! You can print unlimited amounts of this coupon because it's a PDF, but also many stores do not take PDF printed coupons for that reason.  Walmart has this post it notes on sale for around $1.00, so you could get them all free!! Many stores have sales on these right now!

Free Sample of Extra Dessert Delights Gum

Enjoy a free sample of Dessert Delights Gum from Extra. Go fill out the form at this LINK and use code 353637. 
* I have not recieved a pack yet, but I saw this posted on another blog and thought I would share. :) Enjoy!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Great IP Coupons from Target!

Target has got some new IP coupons out there. You CAN combine these coupons with Manufacters Coupons to get the best price!! Here is the LINK to Targets page. You click on the tab that says "See More" on the right hand side. Then under that tab you will see coupons. Click on it and get the coupons you can use. :)

Great Trip to Walgreens!

Walgreens was doing some major clearnace!! If you have a Walgreens near by, you may want to stop and check it out! They had baby food for .25 and .50 cents each for Jars and 2packs of fruit! They had clearance on socks, nylons and tights for .10 cents each. They had clearance on summer items like kids plates, flip flops and swimming toys!

I had to go get a ink cartridge refilled. So, here was my 2 transactions.
Transaction one:
Ink Refill $9.99
Xcel Laundry detergent, 2 bottles, on sale with coupon, $1.99 each
5 pairs of Trouser socks, .80 cents each on clearance
2 3pks of Crew Socks, $1.39 on clearance
2 boxes of Tampons, 2/$8.00, had a $2.50 coupon off, and got a $3.00 RR back
2 Plastic table ware plates, on clearance for .50 cents. They will be added to a special christmas gift to a friend who collects the logo that was on the plates.
1 box of crayons, $1.00 on sale, got a $1.00 RR back
Total: $29.94  The reciept said I saved $32.82 because of the full cost of the socks, but I would have never spent that much on them at full price. :)

Second Transaction:
42 pairs of Nylons!! I need them for work and they were on clearance for .10 cents a pair!!
Then I used my $4.00 in RR's from the previous transaction to pay for them all. So, out of pocket for this transaction was .43 cents!! It states on the reciept that I saved over $146.31! That is due to the full price of the products, but I wouldn't have paid full price. I am now STOCKPILED for nylons, tights and socks for work!! YEAH!!!

Free Glitter Ball for Borders Reward Members, this weekend only!

If you are heading to the mall this weekend, you can get 2 freebies! I posted about the Bath and Body freebie earlier, now Borders and Waldenbooks has a Free Glitter Ball to all Borders Rewards Members! Follow this LINK to print off your coupon! The coupon is for this weekend only!

20 Free Books for Classrooms from Sunny Delight!

Attention Teachers! Classroom Helpers! MOMS!!

Sunny Delight has a deal for you! Collect 20 Sunny Delight Wrappers and get 20 books for your classroom! Follow this LINK for all the details. This includes coupons to get your started! You can find the coupons at the bottom of the page or by clicking this LINK. 

Free Lotion at Bath and Body Works, This weekend only!

Try Bath and Body Works new Dark Kiss Lotion for Free! Follow this LINK for the coupon, print coupon and bring it to the store! The coupon is good this weekend only! This is a facebook offer but you can print the coupon directly from the LINK.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

JCPenny has a great coupon code out there!

I got a post card in the mail today. JCPenny's has a coupon code for $10.00 off any purchase of $10.00 or more! So, you can get something a $10.00 item for just shipping! The coupon code is TEN2YOU. You can go through Ebates to get cash back too.  Ebates gives 6% cash back! You can use the $10 code on anything.

If you are new to Ebates, follow my above LINK and sign up. The first time you use Ebates, they will give you $5.00 for joining!

***UPDATE*** Today ONLY, they have shoes shipped FREE! So you can pick a pair of shoes, use the coupon code and get free shipping! I got my daughter a pair of sandals for $2.10 SHIPPED!!!!*********

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cousin's Subs mailing list gets you a BOGO coupon!

If you join Cousin's Subs Mailing list, they will email you a coupon good for a BOGO sub! Follow this LINK for sign up details!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Band Aid and Neosporin Free Book Mail in Offer

If you have kids, this is a great freebie! Send in 3 of any combination Neosporin, Band Aid or Purell Product UPC's and get a free TOY STORY collectible book! Follow this LINK for all the details and information!

Free Photo Book from Picaboo

Go to this LINK to get a free photo book from Picaboo. The coupon code will appear when you submit your email addy. . This is for new customers only.   Looks like you will pay shipping, which is $8.99.

Here is the fine print:
•The cost of one 20-page Large Classic, Classic Leather, or Classic Custom photo book (up to $39.99) will be deducted from your order total. If your book contains more than 20 pages, you will be charged for the additional pages.

•Additional books, taxes/international surcharges, and shipping costs are excluded.
•Coupon expires at 11:59 PM (PT) on August 31, 2010.
•Cannot be used with any other coupon
•This coupon is for first-time customers only
•We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of this offer without notice.

Walgreens/Facebook coupon

Walgreens currently has a coupon for 15% off your transaction on August 2nd  through August 4th. Click Here for the LINK. It states you have to become a facebook fan to get the coupon.

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