Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just a reminder....end of the month!

Time to clean out those coupon binders!!!

Also, REMEMBER April 2nd is Double Double Coupon Daze at Pick N Save! Have your binders ready!!!

$4.00 off DiGiorno Pizza!

If you like DiGiorno on Facebook, you can print a coupon for $4.00 off 2 Pizza and Sides package! Follow this LINK to get to the Facebook page!

Went over to Walgreens for the Friends and Family Day coupon.....

Well, my son needed nighttime pull ups and we were getting low. So, I decided to use the 20% off Friends and Family coupon. I went over there and I was happy to see they were on sale for $5.99! Then I looked at the coupon and saw that it said no diapers. So I went to ask if I could use the coupon on the pull ups, since they aren't diapers. As I posted in the past, my Walgreens is typically AWESOME but one assistant manager. Well, it happened to be that assitant manager on duty and when I went and asked, she didn't even look at the coupon, she just said,"NO!" and walked away.
So I put back the pull ups, except for one bag ( since I needed them) and went to the counter with my other items. When the cashier rang everything up, the pull ups got the 20% off on the coupon! I smiled and looked at the cashier and explained that the assistant manager told me,"no" but the computer just took it off. The cashier said that if the computer took it off, she would honor the coupon on the pull ups! I was thrilled and asked if I could get more, she said sure! I went back and bought 2 more packs! I told the cashier that I didn't want her in trouble and asked again if she was sure. She said,"Yes, it's not a problem. Those are not diapers."

So I am happy to have my stockpile of pull ups. I still love my Walgreens!

Here is my transaction:
3 bags of Walgreens Sleep Pants ( pull ups)
2 packs of Trident Vitalty Gum, .85 cents each after the discount coupon and I had a BOGO coupon too
Colgate, on sale for 2 for $6.00, I had $1.50 of coupons, plus I got the 15% off the discount coupon and a $4.00 RR back!
Total: $17.98 and a $4.00 RR.

I also stopped at Walmart and picked up the free easter candy with the Mars Coupons. :)  Iwas all free, except for one egg. I paid $1.06 for 9 M&M filled eggs. We are ready for Easter!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Awesome Article! This is exactly how I feel about couponing!

Please enjoy this Excellent Article on Couponing!
Here is the LINK.

Great Walgreens Coupon, Tomorrow Only

Walgreens has a great coupon that is good IN STORE! It's for tomorrow only. You will get 15% off your instore purchase and 20% off W brand Walgreens products! Follow this LINK to get to the coupon. You will need to print it.

$1.00 off Degree Girl Deoderant

Degree has a $1.00 off coupon on their facebook site. You need to "like" them and then print the coupon. Here is the LINK.

Food Lion $3.00 off $8.00 of meat!

This is a great coupon if you have a Food Lion near you! Go to this LINK and print this coupon for $3.00 off a $8.00 purchase of meat! Make sure your printer is ready! The coupon only prints once.

$5.00 coupon off of $25.00 at Family Dollar

This is a great coupon if you live near a Family Dollar. $5.00 off any $25.00 purchase! Follow this LINK and print!

Free Sample of Degree Deoderant

On Facebook Degree Deoderant has a free sample and a chance to win a gift card. Follow this LINK and "like" them on Facebook. Then sign up for the freebie!

Fisher Price Toy Coupons!

Yeah, these are great!! Fisher Price came out with some awesome toy coupons!
Follow this LINK for the coupons!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lots of new free books for the Kindle

Here is a partial list of free e books! Don't have a kindle? You can download a ereader app for your blackberry, ipad, etc.
* Getting Away is Deadly: A Mom Zone Mystery
* When You Went Away
* Souvenirs of Solitude: Finding Rest in Abba's Embrace
* Leota's Garden
* Your Credit Score, Your Money & What's at Stake (Updated Edition): How to Improve the 3-Digit Number that Shapes Your Financial Future
* Blue

There are more..just do a search.

Free Pouch of Uncle Ben's Rice!

There is a Free Pouch of Uncle Ben's Rice. Fill out the form at this LINK!

Free Sample Of Eucerin Lotion

"Like" Eucerin Lotion on facebook and get a free Sample of Eucerin! Follow this LINK for the sign up!

Woo Hoo! My Barnes and Nobles Order!

Remember when Groupon had the $20 Barnes and Noble Gift Card for $10 bucks? Well I bought one. This past week, I went and placed my order! They  had a buy 3 get the 4th free paperback book sale. They also have free shipping with a $25.00 order. So, my book order came to $23.95 with a $4.95 shipping. So, I went back and found a tote bag for $1.98 on clearance. So my order came to $7.27 for 5 books and a tote bag. I got the free shipping and one book was free. Since I have groupon credits, I didn't pay the $10.00 for the gift card. So my true OOP was the $7.27 for 5 books! YEAH! 2 of the books I have been waiting to read! 
Wonderful goodie on my first day of spring break!

Don't know what Groupon is?? It's a buying group with some great deals! Check it out here at this LINK! Everyday there is new deals at restaurants, and other places!! You can search for your city and state and see what they have!!!

Kellogg's and AARP $10.00 Prepaid Debit Card Rebate!

Here is a great new rebate! Get a $10.00 Prepaid Debit Card for buying Kellogg's Cereal. Follow this LINK and then you can print out the form. You will need 10 UPCs on participating cereals. Offer available while supplies last. Limit 5 Kellogg’s™ Gas Rewards Cards per household. Promotion ends on 12/31/2011.

Great Freebie in the mail!

Well, I went to get the mail today ( I am off work for spring break!) and Marlboro sent us a pair of earbuds for our MP3 Player! How cool! We didn't know this was coming so this is a nice freebie!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Great Rebate Items at Menards this week!

IF you have a Menards in your will want to take a look at the deals!

Jar Candles are .79 cents each after $3.50 rebate on each, limit 5 candles
A Reach Tool ( great for dumpster diving!) are .99 after the $3.00 mail in rebate, Limit 4!
Rayovac Batteries, 20 pack, are $6.99 with a $5.00 mail in rebate, limit 2
Roll A Bag, $4.00 with a $4.00 mail in rebate, Limit 2, Free after rebate!
Spic and Span Wipes, Gloves or Brush are .75 cents with a .75 cent mail in rebate, Limit 8..Free after rebate.

These rebates can all be sent in together with one stamp! They are fantastic about getting the rebates back to you!

Bonus Swagbucks!

Hurry..for just a few more minutes, you can find a bonus code worth 8 bucks in the swagbucks blog!

New to Swagbucks?? Swagbucks is a search engine that pays you to search, watch video clips, do polls, etc. If you haven't signed up, you should! You only need 450 bucks for a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card! Follow this LINK to sign up!

Groupon has $2.00 for 5 Blockbuster Express Rentals!

If you rent from Blockbuster Express, you will love this deal! Once again, Groupon has a deal, you can pay $2.00 and get 5 BlockBuster Express Rentals! Just follow this LINK!!
New to Groupon? Groupon is a buying group that gives you fantastic deals! Sign up today at the LINK above!

Double Double at Pick N Save!

Pick N Save typically allows double coupons on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This coming Saturday, April 2nd. They will be having a Double Double Event! That means, instead of accepting 5 coupons to be doubled per transaction, they will be accepting 10 coupons per transactions!!  So, spend $25.00. have 10 $1.00 coupons that double and get that $20.00 off! WOO HOO!!

Walgreens Candy deal!!

2 posts ago, I posted about the $2.00 off 2 coupon from Mars - Snickers Candy. I also found $1.00 off 2 coupons in my Sunday Paper. I went over to Walgreens this morning and wanted to know what they would honor on those coupons if I bought the 6 or 7 Snickers candy Eggs. I also asked if I could go over the 6 limit quantity. The coupon question they couldn't answer. She told me I had to see what the register did ( I did bring my coupon policy for questions).  The quantity questions they told me I could do multiple transactions, no problem.  So, with coupons in hand, I did 4 transactions. I paid .62 cents OOP and got 21 Snickers Eggs and 2 packs of gum. :) It's always good to ask the store. The coupon question ended up being that I could buy 7 eggs and get the entire $2.00 off. :)  I would have never picked up so many without asking, as the advertisment said limit 6. This will be the candy my kids get in their baskets.

Transaction One:
7 Snickers Eggs, .29 cents each, $2.03 - $2.00 coupon. Paid .14 cents ( because of tax)
Transaction Two:
2 Snickers Eggs. .29 cents each. .58 cents, coupon was for $1.00 but they took off the .58 cents. Paid. .03
Transaction Three:
Same as Transaction one, .14 cents (because of tax)
Transaction Four:
6 Snickers Eggs, had 3 $1.00 off 2 coupons. The first coupon she accepted for the $1.00, then on the next 2 coupons she took the .58 cents off. So, I got some overage.
2 packs of Gum, on clearance .32 cents
Total after coupon with tax: .31 cents

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Free Sample of Zantac

Here is a LINK for a free sample of Zantac 150.

Cheap Easter Candy at Walgreens or Other Retailer

There is a great coupon for $2.00 off 2 Easter Mars Candy Items. Starting Tomorrow, Snickers Easter Eggs are .29 cents each on sale at Walgreens. So, Follow this LINK for the coupon and then go to Walgreens tomorrow! Please, understand YMMV! You may be able to get several eggs and then Walgreens takes the entire amount off, Or you may be able to get 2 eggs and they just take off for the .60 cents of the 2 eggs. OR, you may find better deals at Walmart. Anyway you look at it, these is a great coupon from stuffing that basket!!

Fabulous Finds at Menards!

Well, this week is my Spring Break, so I plan on painting my bathroom. Menards had a paint sale with rebates. They also had batteries, soccer balls, MyKids Vapor Patches and several other items cheap after rebate.
So here is what I bought:
3 boxes of MyKidz Comfort Vapor Patch, $5.00 each with a $5.00 rebate
2 boxes of Rayovac, $6.99 with a $5.00 rebate
2 boxes of NorthTech, $5.89 with a $5.00 rebate
1 can of Lucite Paint, $12.48 with a $4.00 rebate
1 roll of Drop Cloth, $2.49 with a $2.00 rebate
2 pad edger's for painting, $2.00 with a $2.00 rebate
2 paint brushes, $4.00 with a $4.00 rebate
2 soccer balls, $5.99 with a $4.00 rebate
1 bottle of Drano, on sale .99 cents
1 can of primer for painting, $5.99
I had a total of $89.15
I used the $15.00 rebate cards from previous trips
Total OOP: $74.15
Then, getting back in rebates $61.00
So, that means I spent $13.15 and I am getting my bathroom painted. :)

All You has a chance to do a survey for Jeans!

Sign up with All You magazine. They are looking for woman, sizes 8 through 28, to test a new pair of jeans! Follow this LINK to sign up and maybe you will get choosen!

Free Sample or Coupon from Carefree!

You can choose! Pick a sample or a coupon! Carefree has both! Follow this LINK to get yours!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Free Subscription to Working Mother Magazine

Value Mags is offering Working Mother for free. Follow this LINK to sign up for this great freebie!

Armour All Rebate!!

Armour All wants to have you try the new products they offer! You can get Wax or Polish free with a $5.00 Rebate. Follow this LINK to print the rebate form!

Free Sauve Professional Products

Sign up and "like" on Sauve's Facebook Page and get a free bottle of Sauve's Professional Hair Care.  It's limited to the first 200,000 people, so you will want to hurry! Follow this LINK!

$2.01 Kmart Trip

Fun! I had that $10 Kmart catalina I needed to use by tomorrow. So, I went looking for see what deals I could find. Total was $25.59, But after coupons it was $2.01!
I got
48 packs of Kool-Aid, On sale for .10 cents each, I had 3 coupons for Buy 10, get 5 free and I had one coupon for buy 2 get 1 free.
6 trays of Whiskas Cat Food, on sale for .50 cents a tray. I had Buy one get one free.
1 box of Gain Laundry Sheets $4.69 and I had a $3.00 off
2 Bottles of Sobe Life Water, On Sale $1.00, I have .50 cent off coupons
2 boxes of Ritzs Crackers, On sale 2 for $5.00, I had a $1.00 off 2 coupons
2 bags of Halls Cough Drops, on sale $1.50 a bag and I had BOGO coupon
and 2 bags of Party Mix Cat Treats, on sale $1.50 a bag and I had 2 $1.00 off each coupons
Then I used the $10 Kmart Catalina.
So, out of pocket was $2.01

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pick N Save Store coupons!

There are some coupons in this weeks Pick N Save ad. It's a store coupon for $1.00 off 2 the Philadelphia Cooking Cream. If you have any of the Sunday paper coupons or the tear pad coupons for $1.50 off one, you would get these cheap or free.

2 cooking cremes, $2.49 each
-1.00 Store Coupon
-1.50 Manu. Coupon
-1.50 Manu Coupon
.98 cents for two!

OR wait until double dollar day and get them both free!!

Pilot Gas Station - Free Mountain Dew and Coffee!!!

Pilot Gas Station has a freebie! Go to Facebook and "like" them! Then print the coupon and take it to Pilot! Follow this LINK to the facebook page!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Awesome Kwik Trip Coupons!!

If you live by a Kwik Trip, find the Lucky Savings Flyer that is good from March 1st to March 31st!! It has a coupon for a free muffin,  a coupon for a free apple or orange, .50 cents off a dozen eggs ( the flyer states eggs are $1.09, so you pay .59 cents!!), and half gallon bags of milk are .99 cents!! Ask the store for the flyer or check your newspapers and mail box!! All coupons are one coupon per person, which means you can use one coupon for a muffin per visit, not 6 coupons for 6 muffins. :)

Enjoy the savings!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Free Stack of Pancakes at Perkins!!

Tomorrow, March 21st, participating Perkins restaurants will give away FREE made-from-scratch short stacks of buttermilk pancakes all day long (12:00AM – 11:30PM). In return, guests can consider making a donation to Give Kids The World. You can find more information at this LINK!

Free Sample of Men's Dove Body Wash!

Walmarts website has a new freebie! A free sample of Men's Dove Body Wash! Click this LINK to sign up!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lots of Nexcare Coupons!!

These coupon are in a PDF, which means that you can print as many as you need with no codes to worry about. Here is the LINK for the coupons!
There is a coupon for $1.00 off any 2 Nexcare Banadages. Expires 6/30/11.  That coupon would be great if you find a BOGO or a clearance.

Arm and Hammer IP coupons!!

Arm and Hammer has updated their coupons! Go to this LINK and click on the coupons box. Several of them are for $1.00 off ANY size!!

$4.00 off of 4 Chex and Betty Crocker Snacks!

WinCo has a coupon for $4.00 off 4 bags of Chex Mix and Betty Crocker Snacks.  Click this LINK to take you to the coupon!  I found the coupon at the bottom of the page.  When you print the coupon, it is a Manufactures Coupon with no sign of WinCo on it. So, you can use it anywhere! I would suggest using it for the Pick N Save Deal this week! Now, through March 23rd you can buy 4 bags of Chex Mix or Cheerios for $7.00 and get a $3.75 catalina for any COKE products!

So, Buy the 4 bags for $7.00
use the $4.00 coupon
Pay $3.00 and get a $3.75 coupon back for Coke products!! WOO HOO!

$1.00 off any ONE package of Lean Pockets

Again, Facebook deal! Go and "like" Lean Pockets and get a coupon for $1.00 any one box of Lean Pockets! Short expiration date, April 8th. You can print twice! Click this LINK to go directly to their facebook page!

WOW! What an awesome day!!!

I had another coupon class today! It was so nice! The people there were friendly and some of them even chipped in and gave advice about the area! It was great! We had 30 people there today!!

One woman asked me to post the Price Book Page I used when I first started doing this. Here is the LINK, just click on the LINK and it will take you to the page. I believe the page does have a printable version!

Also, several people asked for my email address to send me deals they see, PLEASE DO! It's!!

Also, please email me if you have any questions.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Free Sample of Coffee House International Breve Creme!

Coll! Another great freebie! This is through Vocal make sure you are signed in or signed up!
Follow this LINK for the details. This sample is not available in all areas so some readers may not get it!

WOO HOO! Free Cereal Sample of new Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats!!

Vocal Point has a new freebie! New Frosted Mini Wheats Sample!  Sign up to try a sample at Touch of Fruit.  If you aren't a member of Vocal Point, you will have to register.

50 and 30 Recycle Bank Points!!

If you are a member of Recycle Bank, you will want to go there now and get the points!!! The 30 points are from Miller/Coors and their recycling efforts. To get to their page go to this LINK.  And to get the 50 points, you have to go to the TV on the "Earn Points" page ( it's near the bottom of the page), click on it and then scroll down again to the blue button and click on "get the 50 points".

New to RecycleBank? You can go here and sign up!! I just got 2 BOGO coupons for Coke from Recycle Bank. They always have great coupons there!

If you don't know what recycle bank is, it's a points program that helps you learn about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Once you earned some points, you can cash them in for coupons or make a donation to a charity.

Walmart changed their coupon policy again!!

Make sure you reprint this policy for your binder!! They now will accept competitor coupons that have a specific price but not a cents off coupon! You can find the new coupon policy at this LINK!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Like" Triscuits on Facebook for a $1.00 IP coupon.

First Wheat Thins, now Triscuits! Go and "Like" Triscuits, then on the left hand side you will see a coupon link. Click on it and print a $1.00 off one box of Triscuits! YEAH!

"LIKE" Wheat Thins on Facebook for $1.00 off coupons!!

If you go and "like" Wheat Thins on Facebook, there is a $1.00 off one box of Wheat Thins Crunch Stixs. Then if you share your "like" you will get a second coupon for $1.00 off a box of Wheat Thins Crackers. Each coupon prints TWICE! WOO HOO! This will be great for Double Coupon Days!

All YOU and Walmart $10 Rebate gift card and great deal!!!

Walmart and ALL YOU has a great rebate offer! Buy 2 items in any combination and get a $10.00 Walmart gift card!! One of the items is the Family Size Frosted Flakes!! I saw those at my Super Walmart recently for $3.50 a box.
Which means you buy 2 boxes ($7.00), Use a Kellogg's Coupon for $1.00 off 2 boxes. Pay $6.00 and get a $10 gift card back!!  Here is the LINK to the Rebate!!! This rebate expires 4/30/2011, so now is the time to get it!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Great Deals at Pick N Save!

This week, starting March 17th, there are some great deals at Pick N Save. Remember, On Wednesdays and Saturdays, they double the first 5 coupons up to $1.00 on $25.00 orders. So, in order to get the best deals, you need to go on those dates and do more than one transaction. You will need the store flyer and the Cut Back Coupon Book. You will also need the store card.

Here are some of the things you can do:

One deal was buy 6 boxes of  General Mills cereal and get $10 automatically off. Also, when you buy 6 boxes you will get a coupon at the register for a free Gallon of milk. 
So, 6 boxes of cereal at $3.79 = $22.74
Then find 3 $1.00 off 2 coupons for the cereal.
Then use the Cut Back Coupon Book for Ronzoni Garden Delight coupon. That will give you a .98 cents package of pasta. Use the coupon from the Sunday paper a few weeks ago for $1.00 off one box of Garden Delight. So, that will be free.
so, $22.74
+        1.99 for the Garden Delight Noodles
+       .69 candy bar filler- a filler to get to $25.00, so the coupons double ( some stores will make you do this, some don't)
-        6.00 from double coupons
-       10.00 for buying 6 boxes of cereal
-         1.01 for the Cut Back coupon book
-          1.00 from the manufactures coupon
=        $7.41 for 6 boxes of cereal, box of Garden Delight Noodles and a candy bar AND the coupon for the free Milk!

Then do a second transaction:
1 gallon of milk, $2.99, Free with Coupon from the other transction
Then there is a deal, buy 3 cans of Grands Biscuits, 3 for $4.98 and you will get INSTANTLY a free dozen eggs.
4 cans of biscuits $6.64, and there are coupons out there for .50 cents off 2 cans, which will double to $2.00 off total
1 dozen eggs, $1.29, free instantly with biscuits
Then there is another deal for Chex Mix. Buy 4 bags for $7.00 and get $3.75 off Coke Products for your next shopping purchase. Then find the coupons out there for .50 cents off of 2 bags.
4 bags of Chex Mix for $7.00, then double the .50 cent coupons, so $2.00 off there
Then the next deal was buy 3 pound of chicken and get free onions, free carrots, and free mushrooms.
$8.97 for chicken
$2.49 for onions
$.99 for carrots
$1.99 for mushrooms
So Total: $32.36
               - 2.99 for the milk
               - 2.00 double coupons for biscuits
               - 1.29 for the eggs
               - 2.00 double coupons for Chex Mix
               - 2.49 for the onions
               -  .99 for the carrots
               - 1.99 for the mushrooms
OOP total: $18.61 and you will get the register coupon for $3.75 worth of coke products, which you could then do another transaction if you wanted to.

Which means for people who say you can't get anything healthy with coupons would be incorrect. I got 3 pounds of chicken, carrots, onions, mushrooms, biscuits, milk, and eggs. Not bad for under $30.00!!!

Did you see other good deals in Pick And Saves Cut Back Book? I haven't finished searching it!!

Walgreens Clearance!!

I already posted about the frozen food section, but I have seen tons of posts all over the frugal blogsphere about the other clearance items too. Toothpastes, hair coloring, etc. So, if you are around a Walgreens, take you coupon binders and have some fun!! Understand that not all clearance is at every store, so this is like a fun scavenger hunt!

More coupons! Sign up for Ready, Set, Eat!!!

Ready, Set, Eat is a new website from ConAgra. When you sign up, you will get lots of recipes and some great coupons!! Follow this LINK for the website!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Home Made Simple coupon books!

There are many new Home Made Simple Books!
The first one is from Dawn Ultra. Here is the LINK.
The second one is from Cascade. Here is the LINK.
The third one is from Mr. Clean. Here is the LINK.
The forth one is from Homes Direct. Here is the LINK.
The fifth one is from Swiffer. Here is the LINK.
And the last one is from Olay. Here is that LINK.

Enjoy!! I hope everyone gets a lot of coupon books!!

If you are in the Brookfield Wisconsin area....

I will be teaching a class this Saturday, March 19th at 10am at the Brookfield Public Library. Please come and join me! I will be talking about couponing, different ways to store coupons, scenerios and other ways to find deals!!

Please come join me!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Target has lots of new coupons!!

For you Target shoppers, Target has new

Free Purex Laundry Sample!

Follow this LINK to get a free sample of Purex Laundry Detergent with Zout!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Free Mascara at JCPenny's!

JCPenny's wants to share with you their new product line SEPHORA. Go to this LINK and print off the coupon. Then go to to JCPenny's and get yourself a 7 in 1 Mascara FREE!!! The coupon is good until April 7,2011 or until supplies run out! Enjoy!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Old Orchard BOGO Juice Coupon!

Go to Old Orchard on facebook and "like" them. When you do you can print a coupon for a BOGO juice! It's a short expiration date coupon!

I am on a SAVINGS high!!!

I was driving through town and I had $4.00 in register rewards that were about to expire, so I decided to stop at Walgreens, and see what they had on sale for my $4.00. I was SHOCKED to find that they were clearancing their frozen food section. They had TONS of great deals! I spent $75.00 for $314 worth of food! 

Now, I had just done my big shopping trip, so my freezers were full. This also puts me at $267.09 of my $300 that I budget for the month. And it's only the there will be very little food shopping for the rest of the month! But, I did so well my freezer is completely PACKED! I also stopped at Kmart for the Laundry deal.

Transaction one:
1 block of Walgreens Ice Cream, $1.39
6 Lean Cuisine Meals, .90 cents each
5 Hot Pockets Cheeseburger Hot Shots, .75 cents each
5 Leonetti's Sandwiches, .75 each
2 pints of Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream, $1.29 each
4 3.6 oz Hagendaz Ice Cream Cups, .40 cents each
3 Walgreens Pints of Chocolate French Silk, .57 cents each
4 Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pouches, .75 cents each
Total: $24.47
used the RR's: $20.47

Transaction two:
3 containers of 24 oz Gilles Sherbet, .62 each
3 containers of 24 oz Gillies Chocolate Ice Cream, $1.09 each
9 containters of Bryers Oreo Cookie Ice Cream, .75 cents each
6 3.6 oz Hagendaz Ice Cream Cups, .40 cents
3 Walgreens 56 oz containters of Chocolate Swirl, .82 cents each
3 bags of Bertolli Shirmp Scampiti, $2.19 each!!
1 microwave meal, Budget Gormet Chicken and Noodles, .25 cents
13 boxes of Red Baron Pizzas, .97 cents each!
4 containters of Dibs Ice Cream Snacks, $1.09 each
1 Hot Pockety Calzone, .75 cents
10 Jose Chimichanga .32 cents each
2 pints of Ben and Jerry's, $1.29 each
5 M&M Ice Cream Containers, .75 cents each
8 Lean Cuisine Meals, .90 cents each, used a $2.00 off coupon

Total BEFORE sale prices: $219.78
Total after sale princes: $55.10

I was also blest with a great trade from a wonderful reader! She sent me her Purex coupons so I could do the Kmart deal

Bought 12 bottles of Purex Detergent, on sale for $2.50 each. I had a $1.00 off coupon. So I paid $1.50 each. But, when you bought $30 worth, you get a $10 catalina back!! SO I paid $19.65 ( tax included) and I got a $10.00 catalina back!!!!

So, I found some great deals tonight!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Great Breakfast Senerio for Pick N Save!!

Pick n Save has a great deal on Breakfast foods. IF you go on a Double coupon day ( Wednesday or Saturday - Check with your store!) you could score this great deal!! The deal is buy 8 boxes of Kellogg's Cereal; get milk, 18 count eggs, 2 yogart and 1 6pk of English Muffins FREE! In order to do the double coupons, you have to have $25.00 in you purchase and you can double 5 coupons.

8 boxes of Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cereal or other Kellogg's Cereal you have coupons for. $2.99  mulitplied by 8 boxes. $23.92
Milk, $2.99
Eggs, $1.75 ( approximately - they vary around different areas)
2 Yogarts, .65 cents each
English Muffins, $1.99 ( again, your price my vary)
Total: $31.95
Now, find Kellogg's Cereal Coupons. I have 4 $1.00 off 2 boxes of Crunchy Nut. So those double to $8.00 off. So: $31.95
minus double coupons and the freebies
OOP: $15.92 for 8 boxes of cereal and all the freebies!

Free Blockbuster Movie Rental for Good Grades!!

Did you know that Blockbuster will give your child a free rental for their good grades?? Follow this LINK and follow the instructions on how to get a free rental!!

Free Petite Snack at Starbucks with the purchase of a Drink!

To celebrate Starbucks 40th Anniversary, Starbucks has a Freebie!  Get one of their Starbucks Petites for free when you buy any drink. March 10-12, 2 to 5p.m. Enjoy a treat!!

Pedicare Free or cheap at Walgreens!

Pedicare is free ( or cheap) at Walgreens! First you need to print the IP Coupon. Go to the right side of my blog to the orange box that has the printable coupons. Look through the list and find the $2.00 off any Pedicare product coupon. Print that. Then, go to this weeks sales flyer, page 13 has a coupon for $5.00 off Pedicare Fever Reducer or Cold and Allergy Drops. Limit 3. The Pedicare is priced about $7.00, so It should be free or cheap if it's a little over $7.00.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Great Mail day!!!

I always post freebies and coupons...well today I got lots of those in the mail! I got Cheez-its sample pack, Quaker Squares cereal sample pack, Kraft First Taste Coupon for free Philidelphia Cooking Cream and a coupon for $1.50 off your next package and a free milk carton ( small) from Kwik Trip for my son's birthday. :)

So, Free Milk, Free Cooking Cream and lots of samples. :) I love freebies!

Walgreens .11 cent trip!

Okay, 12 boxes of Cream of Wheat and one coloring box for my daughter! OOP .11 cents!! WOO HOO!!

Follow up from yesterday!!

I just have to praise my local Walgreens!! After calling corporate, I got a call today from store manager. She was very nice and extremely understanding. I didn't even have to explain the situation, she knew what was going on and she was very friendly.  So, I went back this evening after work and got my boxes of Cream of Wheat! I am very excited because my husband loves this stuff!

As I said in my previous post, be polite and try to work with the store. Don't cheat and don't do anything to lose their trust. I love coupon shopping and I want to see it be fair for everyone!! The situation I had this weekend with Walgreens proves that you can have a great couponing relationship with a store.  This also means my business will continue with Walgreens! YEAH!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dealing with cashiers...not always a fun experience!

Today, I had to call the corporate office of Walgreens. I don't like doing it but I was basically told at Walgreens today that my coupons would not be honored. The cashier was nice enough but when the register wouldn't accept the coupon ( it was scannable but the register wouldn't take it), she got the assistant manager who tried to do the same thing and the computer/register would not accept the coupons. Now, from my couponing experience, I know you can over ride the computers. I also know that this assistant manager was "playing dumb" because she acted like I had no idea what I was talking about when I said you can override the computer because the coupons qualify for the product. She left me with the choice of buying the product outright or leaving without. I decided to leave without my products. As soon as I got to the car, I pulled out my Walgreens coupon policy, read it to make sure I was in the right, then called corporate. The corporate office said that they would contact me in two business days to settle the matter. I am  now waiting to see what happens.

Dealing with managers and cashiers can be fusterating sometimes. I have had my share of battles, but I have won almost every time. Coupons are like cash! The stores get reimbursed. So, if you are honoring the coupons limits, expiration dates and the stores coupon policies, there should be no reason that you shouldn't get the deal.  I am surprised by how many stores give couponers a hard time! Why? We bring you LOTS of business and buy tons of products from you. I also am surprised by how often the cashiers act like we are stealing from them! For new couponers, this is tough to deal with! Trust me, you are not stealing! Again, you are use the coupons within the rules, then you are getting good deals and using your good sense to gain those good deals,  you are doing NOTHING wrong!!

So, tips for dealing with the cashiers.
1. Stay calm, Stay firm. You can't win the battle if you behave in a disorderly manner.
2. Reread the coupon for the cashier, show them what you bought and reaffirm that you have the right items.
3. If they still refuse, you need to make a decision. Is it worth the fight to get the store manager? Most of the time I say yes, I will go to the store manager.
4. If the store manager is no help, contact the corporate office. They don't want to hear that you were not helped in a manner that shows good customer service. Again, be polite, stay calm and stay firm. You attract more flys with honey than with vinegar!
5. Seek a resolution. Decide, once you call corporate, what will make the situation better. I always have a "goal" when I call the corporate office. My goal could be " I want an apology from the manager and for them to accept the coupons". Understand that you shouldn't let them know this until they ask. WHY? Because their solution to the situation MAY BE better than your goal. Last time I had a problem at Kmart, I called corporate and explained. I got a $25.00 gift card and an apology! That was more than I was hoping for!
6. Finally, if the situation is not resolved, you have a decision to make. You can let it go or try to contact corporate again for an explaination. I have actually boycotted stores due to poor service and I have used this blog and other platforms to let people know what stores to shop at.

Each situation is different and you have to look at it on a case by case basis, but most of the time, cashier issues can be dealt with quickly without much hassle. How can you prevent coupon issues at the check out? Make sure you have a copy of the coupon policy, and if you know of a cashier that is good, pick that lane!

FREE Target Beauty Bag with samples!

HURRY! Because I am sure this will not last long! Target has a beauty bag with free samples! Fill out the questions at this LINK and grab this great freebie for yourself!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

...And the Second Half of the Big Shopping trip is done!

Whew! We are done. Now, I don't have to shop again until April 1st!
I went to several different stores. My total out of pocket was $101.76, but without coupons it would have been over $249.00! I saved 60%.

Here is my trip:
1 big can of coffee, on sale
5 boxes of Steaks, On sale and they had a rebate!
2 32 roll packs of toilet paper, on sale and they had a rebate
3 Gain Dryer Sheets, Used the $3.00 coupons
Total: $68.17
OOP: Nothing, I used rebate cards from my previous rebates.
AND I have $32.00 to send in for more rebates!!!

UP Bleach, $1.27, used the $1.00 coupon from Target Website, paid .27 cents
Up cotton balls, $1.17, used the .50 coupon from Target websit, paid .67 cents
Up Ibuprofen, .99 cents, used the $1.00 coupon from Target website, free
Excedrin, $3.99, used the $3.00 coupon from the Target website, then used a $1.00 manufactures coupon, so I had overage.
2 packs of Kraft Singles, $2.49, Had the $1.00 off Target coupon, and 2 .55 cents off each manufactures coupons.
Total after coupons: $3.23

8 Yakisoba Noodles Packs, .69 cents, used .50 cent off coupons
1 bottle of syrup, on sale
1 big jar of applesauce
2 bottles of Welch's Juice, $2.29 each, had a store coupon for $1.00 off and I had 2 $1.00 coupons.
2 boxes of Ritz Crackers, Sale $1.69, I had $1.00 store coupon and I had a $1.00/2 coupon.
4 cans of Friskies cat food, .49 cents, I had 2 BOGO coupons
12 Whiskas Cat food, .55 cents each, I had BOGO coupons
2 Marcel Toilet Papers, I had the $1.00 off coupons and the store had store coupons for .50 cents off, so they were free
1 Marcel Paper Towel, I had the $1.00 off coupons and the store had store coupons for .50 cents off, so they were free

6 pack of Paper Towel, On sale for $3.49
10 pounds of Ground Turkey, .99 cents each
2  1/4 pound packs of Buddin Meat, on sale for .50 cents each and I had a $1.00 off coupons, Free
10 pounds of potatoes, on sale
1 pack of strawberries, on sale
3 roma tomatoes, .95 cents
4 Philly Cooking sauces, On sale for $2.59, had 2 $2.00 off store coupons when you buy 2, and I had $1.50 off coupons, so I paid .36 cents for the 4. And when you bought 4 packs, you got a free Philly hardcover cookbook!! It's really nice!
2 dozen large eggs, $1.12 each and I had a .55 cents off when you buy 2
4 bags of veggies, .69 cents for a 1 pound bag!
11 Frozen family entrees, on sale for $1.39! I got Salsibury Steak, Mostaccoli, Turkey and Gravy  and Beef Patties.
Total: $80.66
Total after coupons: $54.21

Piggly Wiggly ( yes, I went back!)
10 pounds of Chicken
11 Banquet Microwave meals
5 cans of Chef Boy are Dee
2 Manwich
2 boxes of Swiss Miss
Total $35.02
Total after Card: $18.70

3 boxes of Hamburger Helpers
2 Kraft Singles
1 head of Lettuce
2 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
1 Hormels Homestyle Meal
4 packs of Bar S Bolonga
10 packs of Kool Aid
2 cans of Wolf Chili
3 cans of Rotel
Total after coupons: 16.63

Kwik Trip:
4 bags of Milk, .99 cents
2 jugs of Chocolate Milk, .69 cents and you get Free cookie and a Free Donut ( kids program)
4.3 pounds of bananas
3 loaves of bread
Total: $8.99

So that is my shopping, I am done shopping any big trips for at least 4 weeks.
My menu is as follows:

Breakfast on Weekends ( when everyone is home - 7 meals)
*eggs and sausage (2 meals)
*pancakes (2 meals)
*crepe w fruit (2 meals)
*cereal or oatmeal (1 meal)

Breakfast during the week ( 15 meals for mom and dad, kids get school breakfast)
*yogart and fruit, ( 4 meals)
*oatmeal (8 meals)
*cereal (4 meals)

Lunch on weekends ( 7 meals)
*Mac and Cheese (2 meals)
*Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Applesauce (2 meals)
*Soup ( 2 meals)
* Bologna and Cheese Sandwiches (1 meal)
*Chef Boyardee pasta (2 meals)

Lunch during the week ( 15 for mom and dad, kids each school lunch)
*Yakisoba Noodle Packs (4 meals)
*Homestyle Compleats (1 meal)
*Banquet Microwave Meal (10 meals)
*Yogart and crackers and fruit (2 meals)

*Tuna with Crackers (2 meals)
*Yakisoba Noodle Packs (4 meals)
*Leftovers (2 meals)
*Banquet Meals ( 7 meals)

Dinners (28 meals for the entire family)
*Pizza Meals (6 meals, for swim lesson nights!)
*Homestyle Bake (1 meal)
*Tacos (3 meals)
*Hamburger Helper (3 meals) with Veggies
*Chicken Dinners with Veggies, and a potatoes ( 4 meals)
*Ham Steak, veggies (1 meal)
*Steaks, Veggies, Roll (2 meals)
*Mostacolli and veggies ( 3 meals)
*Salsibury Steak and veggies (3 meals)
*Chicken Enchilada with spanish rice (1 meal)
*Sliced Turkey with veggies and pasta roni ( 1 meal)
*Speghetti  with garlic toast (2 meals)

So, total OOP today ( this morning and this evening) was $171.76 and I am getting $32.00 in rebates.  If you add up all the meals I need to make/have on hand, it would be 102 meals, or $1.69 a meal ( approx.). Also, I know some of you will ask, "Doesn't driving around waste a lot of gas?" Well, we spent $9.03 in gas. Which means that it was worth the driving around. :)

Stay Frugal! Happy Shopping!

First Half of the Big Shopping Trip Done!

Okay, we are home having lunch. We are heading out again for the afternoon.
So far, we stopped at 2 locations.
First Piggly Wiggly. They had 10 pounds of chicken for .49 cents a pound! YEAH! They also had the 10 items for .69 cents each. So, OOP was $18.70.  And I got:
10 pounds of chicken
4 boxes of Sausage Links
2 bottles of Ketchup
3 cans of Manwich
3 cans of Chef Boyardee
3 boxes of Swiss Miss Cocoa
5 Banquet Microwave Meals

Second Stop was Pick N Save. They have double coupons on Saturdays, so I did 6 transactions. Before coupons it was $160.30 and OOP was $51.30.
Here is what I got:
12 Jack's Pizzas
2 packages of Wasa Crisp Crackers
2 loafs of bread
3 boxes of Quacker Oatmeal Squares
15 bags of Frozen Veggies
1 box of Blue Bunny Ice Cream
2 pouches of tuna
4 packs of Buddings Meats
3 bottles of Xtra Laundry Soap
1 ham steak
5 Kemps Sour Cream ( I am going to give some away!)
2 Kit Kat King Size Bars
2 packs of Danimals Yogart cups
2 boxes of GoGurt Tubes
3 boxes of Triscuits
2 boxes of Wheat Thins
1 Box of Munchables Ritzs
2 Boxes of Ritzs
1 Gallon Milk

So, now with the second half of my big shopping trip.....

Friday, March 4, 2011

Awesome announcement! Walmart is changing their coupon policy!!

Walmart has changed their coupon policy! Time to reprint the policy for your coupon binders! The new policy has a few changes. The biggest change is that they now allow overages!!! It also states that they accept catalinas that print from a competitors register!! WOO HOO!!! To see the new policy, click this LINK!

Planning a Big Shopping Trip...

I have NOT done a massive shopping trip in a long, long time. We have been eating down our stockpile and only doing a few trips to double coupon saturdays at Pick N Save. So, today I started planning my grocery shopping trip, I plan to go tomorrow. I know prices are high, so I am going to have to really be careful.

I will spend most of my day tomorrow going to 4 different grocery stores. They are all very close to each other, so I can save on gas. My goal is to spend $300 and get 4 weeks worth of meals ($75.00 a week). My stockpile is still full of cleaners, pet supplies, health and beauty things, so this is strictly a food trip.  I need to have enough meals to get through until April 1st. So, that includes 7 breakfasts ( on weekends) and 15 quick breakfasts for my husband and myself ( kids get breakfast at school); 7 lunches ( on weekends) and 15 lunches at work ( again kids get lunches at school) and 27 dinners.

I will keep you posted on how I do. Unfortunely, due to how tight money is for us right now, some meals will not be the healthiest of meals. It's just the way it has to be, we are strapped for cash and my stockpile is very low!

Coupon for new Purex Crystals

Follow this LINK and get a coupon for new Purex Crystals, then watch for sales on this new product!!

Another awesome Groupon Deal!! $2.00 for 5 Movie Rentals from BlockBuster Express!!

WOO HOO! If you like renting movies, this is a great deal! 5 movie rentals from the BlockBuster Express Locations for $2.00!! BlockBuster Express is similar to Redbox! Want to get this deal?? Go to Groupon and snag this deal. Also, even if this deal isn't listed at your location, you can use the codes nation wide! So, it's a GREAT deal!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Recycle Bank has BOGO coupons for 2 liters of Coke!

If you have any Recycle Bank Points, this might be something to use them on! Recycle Bank has cut down how much they are asking for the BOGO 2 liter Coke Coupons. Before it was 60 points, now it's just 30! New to Recycle Bank? Sign up with this LINK and start collecting points and getting coupons and other freebies!

Free Waffle Fries at ChickFilA!

WOO HOO! Free Waffle Fries TOMORROW ONLY at Chick-Fil-A! Go to this LINK (Facebook LINK) and get free Waffle Fries! Here is what the website states:

Like our waffle fries? Then, you’re REALLY going to love Friday, March 4.
An innovation in ketchup calls for a celebration. Between 2 and 4 pm local time, ketchup lovers who ask for Heinz Dip & Squeeze and the Free FryDay promotion at all Chick-fil-A restaurants will receive a FREE medium order of Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries®, limit one per customer.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Free Ziti Meal from Buca Di Beppo!

There is a great coupon at Buca Di Beppo for a free single baked Ziti! Follow this LINK!

Lots of New Amazon Kindle Books!

More Free Books!! WOO HOO!! There are a lot of new books!!! Also, if you don't have a kindle, you can download a kindle app and read this on your blackberry or other device.

You Can't Stop Me
Love Me If You Must (Patricia Amble Mystery Series #1)
Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Slow Cooker Recipes: Exclusive online cookbook
Darcy's Voyage
She Walks in Beauty
Somewhere to Belong
Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery
World from Rough Stones

Healthident Dog Treats Free Sample

Another pet sample!! Follow this LINK for a Healthident Dog Treat Sample, then click on the purple button that states, "Free Sample".

Free Purina Beyond Pet Food Sample from Walmart

Follow this LINK to sign up for a free sample of Beyond Pet Food. In the middle of the advertisment page for Beyond is a yellow button that says "Free Sample".

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.