Saturday, October 29, 2011

Super Doubles Trip To Pick N Save...and other menu planning notes!!!

Well, Dragged my husband out of bed this morning ( He is already back in bed!) to hit the Pick N Save Super Doubles. I did 5 transactions (50 coupons). It was a stock pile trip, not a menu planning trip. I did 66% savings. A lot of the shelves were emptied, but I did get some freebies and good deals. I have done inventory of my stockpile EXCEPT for the freezer, which I still want to do this weekend. So, I will replan my menu plans for the month of Nov.

Here is my 5 transactions all in one.

8 boxes of Breakfast Scambler Sandwiches, $2.99, $1.00 coupon that doubled. 
2 packages of Chicken Hot Dogs, on sale .78 cents each
2 4 pound bags of sugar
1 pack of Charmin TP
1 package of Italian Sausage
1 10 pack of razors
2 packs of Pillsbury Brownie Bites
3 boxes of Hot Cocoa
12 cans of Healthy Select Soups, 2/$4.00, I had $1.00 off coupons, making them .50 cents each
3 bags of Bear Creek Soups, $2.99, $1.00 coupon that doubled.
9 containers of yogurt ( I used these for work) $1.00 each, had 3/$1.00 coupons that doubled.
4 4pks of Yogurt Delights ( I will also use for work) $1.88 each, had .50 cents off coupons that doubled
30 cans of cat food ( on clearance for .29 cents a can and I had a $1.25 off coupon)
1 box of Mrs. T's Perogies, on sale $2.39, I had a $1.00 coupon that doubled
4 boxes of Tic Tacs, $1.29 each, $1.00 off coupons that doubled
10 packs of 5 React Gum, on clearance .74 cents and I had a 2 $1.00 off coupon that doubled. I did get overage on this,  normally Pick N Save doesn't do overage.
3 packs of Xtra Gum, $1.29 and I had .50 cent off coupons that doubled, ( again, my husband and daughter chew a lot of gum so I stockpiled at these prices. I do note that these are not necessities)
2 bags of shredded cheese ( cheap quesdillas), on sale
1 block of cheddar cheese,  on sale
3 boxes of Capri Sun Drinks, I had $1.00 off coupons that doubled

So my total before coupons was $200.04 and after was $66.79. Basically a 66% savings. My daughter also asked the stocker, and got, 28 Langer Juice Coupons. So, I will be able to pick up 28 more juices over at Woodman's before the end of November. I haven't bought juice (except for Capri Suns) since summer. Which has saved us nicely.

Now, I have to work on my menus for Nov. I was blessed with a bunch of free bread from church. We received buns, loafs of bread, garlic rolls, etc. And I was blessed with lots of tomatoes, banana squash and pumpkins. So I have to fit those into the menu.

November has 30 days, not including Thanksgiving.

30 breakfasts

11 at home lunches
20 at work lunches for me
10 at work lunches for my husband

29 dinners ( Not counting Thanksgiving)

So, I have to figure that out and make a menu from my inventory, stockpile. I plan not to grocery shop much in November.  Except for what I need to bring to our family Thanksgiving meal.

Hurry! Target has a great deal on Squinkies Teatime Suprise Playset!!

I have no idea how long this will last! But, if you need a girls gift for Christmas, this one is great!!! Today's Daily Deal at Target is the Squinkies Teatime Surprise Playset. It's on the daily deal for $7.99 ( full price $11.99). First, you need to sign up for an account. Then use the coupon code TGT75HFN for a $5.00 off credit! Also, since this is a daily deal, you don't pay shipping! So, $7.99 -$5.00 is $2.99 plus tax!! Mine came to $3.43 cents SHIPPED!!!  Follow this LINK and pick this up before it's gone!! It's a daily deal, so once it's sold's gone!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Great Deal on an Olay Gift Set from! has a great deal on Beauty Products Gift Sets! ( you want to use this for a gift!) You can pick up a $10.00 Olay Gift Set (LINK), then pay thge $1.97 shipping. Once you get the gift set, you want to save the receipt because, inside the box, there is a gift card for a free magazine subscription.  On that gift card, you can chose to NOT get the free magazine and pick the $9.99 magazine value instead!!!

So you mail in the rebate and get $9.99 back! So, your OOP for the gift set will be $1.97! The fine print states one rebate per mailing address, so if you can use your work address or a family members, you may be able to do a few gift sets!

These will make great gifts for teachers!!!

(If you want more information, the Allure Website has all the information about the rebate! Here is the LINK!)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Boston Market: Free Kids meal with Adult meal during Halloween!!!

Get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal anytime during the Halloween weekend! You can find the coupon at this LINK!

Free Dr. Pepper 10!!

Check your email if you are a Speedy Rewards Member!! The November  Newsletter has a coupon for a Free 20 oz. Dr. Pepper 10!

Groupon Deal: $40 The Body Shop Gift Cert for $20.00!!!

I can't believe I missed this one!!! I was sent this yesterday, but somehow I missed it!! You have to try to still get in on this one!! $40 gift cert for The Body Shop for only $20! That would make a great Christmas Gift!!!  Follow this LINK and get in while you can!!!

How Frugal is your Halloween?

Since I am a working mom of 2 kids, I am always busy and trying to play catch up. So, am I ready for Halloween? YEAP! I am! I would love to hear your tips for a frugal Halloween, but here is how we did ours!

Candy... Bought One bag of Hersey's Chocolate Snack Bars, $1.99 on sale and I used a $1.00 off coupon. So I paid $1.06 with tax.What doesn't get taken by the trick or treaters will be saved for winter S'Mores in the fireplace!  Bought the clearance suckers at Walgreens. On clearance for $1.50, Used $1.00 RR's. So I paid $1.17 for 2 bags. Enough for the trick or treaters.

Costumes....Bought last year at Walmart 90%  clearance, kept in rubbermaid. I paid $1.49 for my son's costume and my daughters was about .70 cents for all the pieces ( orange wings, orange skirt and orange fairy wand set)

Pumpkins...My son got a little one from Church school. Then, we went to a local farm where the pumpkins were $2.00 each for the medium ones. 2 pumpkins = $4.00. Patterns from the internet - Free!

Decorations... My daughter made tissue paper ghosts and we used a black garbage bag to make a spider on our front lawn. Using raked leaves, filling the black garbage bag and then long black garbage bags strips for arms. :)  Done.

Gift bags for my son's class at school.... Pencils ( Disney Princess and Disney Cars, from Clearance Valentine packs, NO, they don't have hearts or anything on them!), Halloween Stickers ( Walmart 90% off clearance from last year), Pencil Top Erasers (Full Box, .39 cents after rebate from Menards), Tattoos ( don't remember what I paid, I bought TONS of them on clearance a LONG TIME AGO). And candy ( Again, from Walgreens Clearance Suckers!).  So, I probably put about $4.00 into everything for these!) Even the plastic bags I used were from Menards Rebates!

Party..our local downtown businesses have a free fun Halloween Party for the kids. We will be attending that in our costumes. 

That is it! I can do face painting on my daughter for her orange butterfly princess costume.

That is it. Simple, Effective...and inexpensive!

What are you doing to keep the costs down and the fun up??

Walmart New Price Matching Policy!

For the Holiday Season, Walmart is going to Price Match Items even AFTER you buy them! So, if you buy something at Walmart between Nov. 1st and Dec. 25th, then see an advertisment for the exact same item somewhere else, you can bring back the receipt and item and Walmart will give you a gift certificate for the difference!!!

 Some exclusions do exist, so make sure you read the fine print. Here is the LINK to the article on MSN.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Double Double Daze at Pick N Save!!!

Pick N Save just announced that Saturday, Oct. 29th, they will be doing Double Double Dazes! That means they will accept 10 double coupon for each $25.00 transaction!! I am going to start going through my coupons and getting ready. This will be great because I would like to do a stock pile trip!!! I just confirmed this with my store, please check your local store for more details!!

Good Deal on Klennex Cool Touch!

Walgreens has Klennex Cool Touch Tissue on sale 2/$3.00, then you get a $1.00 RR. Also, there are sunday coupons that are .50 cents off one box ( they expire 10/30/11).

So the transaction would be
-$1.00 ( 2 .50 cents coupons)
OOP 2/$2.00
and get a $1.00 RR

Also, Walgreens has candy on sale with IVC for $1.99,  if you use this coupon LINK for the $1.00 off any ONE will pay .99 cents for a bag. You can print up to 2 coupons!

Crayola 2011 Holiday Rebates!!

Here is the 2011 Crayola Holiday Rebate LINK ! If you are planning to buy any Crayola Items as Christmas Gifts, this will be a way to save a bit of money!

Blockbuster Express New Codes!

Here are some new Blockbuster codes! These codes expire 10/28 and are valid on the $1  Regular DVD Rentals. You can use them on Games or Blue Rays.
  • 52ABDP8
  • 53BPSP5
  • 33JBHG4
  • 33WHZS5
  • 63JRTW5
  • 73SGLM3
  • 22MAYB2
  • 64KJRD4
  • 37CDJS2
  • 73KWMR8
  • 22KRFT9

Friday, October 21, 2011

Get a free "treat" from Pizza Hut when you sign up for their Hut Lovers Email program!

Sign up for Pizza Hut's Hut Lovers Email and get a free "treat" with your next order. Follow this LINK to sign up!

Target Beauty Bag!

Back on August 29th, I posted about the Target Beauty Bag! Well, it came in the mail today! It included the bag, $20 in coupons( which are Target coupons so the can be combined with manu. coupons!), sample of John Frieda Shampoo and Conditioner, Burt's Bee's Body Lotion, Garnier Fructis Shampoo and Conditioner, Tresemme Shampoo and Conditioner, and Pond's Cleansing Towelettes.

Cool Freebie!

Local Readers: Milwaukee Co Zoo has free Family Day!

Nov. 5th and Dec. 3rd will both be Family Free Days! That means admission is free! All Visitors will get in free, but will still have to pay for parking. So, if you are up to walking in, you can park on the street and walk in for free. For more information,visit:

Enjoy the Animals!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Arm and Hammer Coupons!

Arm and Hammer came out with new IP Coupons!  Here is the LINK and you can print each coupon twice!

Free Sample of Aveeno Living Color Hair Care Sample

Walmart has a free sample of Aveeno Living Color shampoo and conditioner! Follow this LINK and click on the brown box that says, "Free Sample" down at the bottom of the page or in the middle of the page with the Arbor Day Tree.

.09 cents for a McDonald's Hamburger!!!!

I wanted to give you a heads up on this! Some area McDonald's are selling Halloween Coupon Booklets for $1.00. The coupons are good starting November 1st but they have NO EXPIRATION DATE! In the coupon booklets are coupons for free apple slices, apple juice or milk, free small cone and free hamburger! The coupons state "Valid at participating US McDonald's. Must present coupon before ordering. One free item per certificate. Limit one certificate per person per visit.  Void if Auctioned, sold, copied, or duplicated."

So, 12 coupons for $1.00!! That comes out to .083 cents per cost for the coupon!! 9 cents for a hamburger! I was lucky enough to get 2 coupon books! You may want to check out your McDonalds and see if they are selling the Halloween "Treats Pack" coupon books!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Free Box of Royal Canin Select Cat Food!

Royal Canin is a great cat food ( I know my cats have had it!) Now, you can sign up for a free box! Awesome Freebie! Follow this LINK to sign up!

Free Sample of Bliss Aromatherapy!

Nice! Free Sample of Armoatherapy Bliss Shower Gel, and Body Butter! Follow this LINK! I can't wait to get this one!!

Quizno's Coupon! Free Chips and Drink!

Quizno's has a new coupon! Get Free chips and a Free Drink with any regular sub or salad purchase! Follow this LINK to get the coupon!

WOO HOO! New Photo Book Deal!!

Groupon has a great new deal! If you love Photo Books like I do, you won't want to wait! For $15.00 you get a $50.00 gift cert for Mix Books!! That is a great deal, go to this LINK to get in on this deal!!!

Find Local Deals 50% - 90% Off

Monday, October 17, 2011

$10 Gift Card to Dave and Buster from Coke Rewards

Right now, At Coke Rewards, you can pick up a Dave and Buster Gift Card for only 180 points!!! Go to this LINK for the information and to grab yours!!

One more trip..To Walmart

Okay, I won't post photos because I am in the middle of making dinner. But, again, they are remodeling my Walmart so I am getting all sorts of great clearance items!! Today, they put out all overstock and clearance shoes. Any clearance shoes were an additional 50% off the clearance tag! So, I spent $13.00 and I got 5 pairs of shoes! 3 pairs for my son ( I got different sizes, so he can grow into them), myself a pair of shoes and my daughter some nice dress up shoes! WOO HOO!!

Coupon Available again for Super Sticky Post IT notes

Post it Notes have had some great coupons before, now they brought this one back!

Follow this LINK for an IP Coupon for $1.00 off any Super Sticky Post It notes, AND $1.00 off any $4.00 purchase of Super Sticky Full Adhesive Notes AND $1.00 off Pop Up Post it note Dispenser. Coupons Expire 11/31/11.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Disney Rewards Codes! 50 points

10 points each!


Disney Rewards Points!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Great shopping trip at Walmart!

I haven't posted a shopping trip for awhile because I have been busy and because I haven't grocery shopped in over 2 months. My family has been living off our stockpile: Frozen ground Turkey, bread, Veggies, etc.  So, I need to plan a Grocery Trip. But I wanted to use the cat treat coupons and my Walmart had them in stock.

With that said, I went to Walmart today to pick up the free cat treats! In the process, my Walmart had $1.00 clothes on clearance!! My Walmart is remodeling to become a Super Walmart, so I got some great deals! I got $125.17 worth of items for $21.30!! I was thrilled!

Here is what I got:
5 packs of Crave Cat Food Snacks $1.47, used Free Coupons
1 CoverGirl Blush $3.74
1 CoverGirl Foundation $6.54, Used the $8.00 Coupon from Sunday Paper
2 Baby Outfits, $1.00 each on clearance
Box of Pampers Baby Wipes (420 count), On Clearance for $5.00 ( I didn't have a coupon!OH! but it was a great deal!)

1 plastic school box, .10 cents on cleance
2 2pks of Sharpie Markers, .50 cents on clearance
1 pouch of instant potoates, .98 cents, used Free Coupon
3 trays of Whiskas Cat food, .49 cents each and I had a B2G1F coupon
4 pairs of Swim Trunks. My son has asked me to buy these before, but they were $9.00 full price! Got on clearance for $1.00 each!!
3 short sleeve cute girls t-shirts! $1.00 each on clearance.
1 men's polo shirt $1.00 on clearance ($8.87 full price)

Total OOP was $ 21.30.

I will post my grocery shopping trip as soon as I get out there to do it!

Kids get free Spooky Pancake at IHOP!

Count Spatula - IHOP's Scary Face Pancake - reminding you to bring your 12-and-under kids to IHOP, Friday, October 28 from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., for our free Count Spatula Scary Face Pancake Giveaway. For more information and to get a free WAKE UP Phone call from Count Spatula, follow this LINK and sign up!!

Offer valid at participating locations, October 28 from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. only. One per child 12-and-under. No purchase necessary. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Family Dollar $5.00 for $25.00 coupon

There is a coupon good for Oct. 15th and 16th at Family Dollar Store, the coupon is for $5.00 off of $25.00 purchase. Follow this LINK to print the coupon.

Free Cookie for a Book from Great American Cookies!

Here you go! Here is a free cookie from Great American Cookie for donating a book!  Here is the LINK.

Hallmark Gold Crown Coupons!!

IF you have a Hallmark, you should be a member of the Gold Crown Club. Right now, on Facebook, they have 2 awesome coupons! One is for $5.00 off any $10.00 purchase and one is Buy One Card, get the second card free!  Follow this LINK for the Facebook page!

Renuzit Try Me Free Rebate

Right now, Renuzit has 3 new Holiday Fresh Accents Air Freshners. Buy one, send in the rebate and get your money back! Follow this LINK for the rebate form!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Great Deal from!

My Haunted has a deal on Saveology from get a $20.00 credit for only $10.00.  This website has lots of smaller "goodies" if you don't want to give candy. They had cute pencils, toys and bags. You will have to pay shipping as well.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Speedy Rewards, free bag of chips!

Check your Speedy Rewards October email, there is a coupon for free Lay's Chips!!!

Office Depot FANTASTIC deals!!!

Become a Worklife Rewards member at Office Depot and pick up these fantastic deals this week!

*K-cups Coffee $11.99, get the money back on your Worklife Rewards card
*Iris 3 Drawer unit, On sale for $15.99 to $16.99, get the entire amount back on your Worklife Rewards card
*Uniball Pink Ribbon Gel Pen, Pack of 12 for $19.49, get the entire amount back on your card.

There are lots more!! Be sure to check it out!

BlockBuster Express Codes

These codes are good only tonight! They expire tomorrow! Hope someone can use them!

expires 10/03/11

Free Tai Pei Product!

TODAY! At 3pm (eastern time), go to their website and sign up for a free product! Go to this LINK at that time and sign up for a free product coupon.

Welcome October! Some Frugal Notes!

Hi Everyone!

First of all, September is over, time to get those binders and files cleaned out!

Second, Get a newspaper today!  There are lots of inserts! P&G BrandSaver, Hasbro Toys, General Mills, Pepsi Co, Red Plum and a large Smart Source!! The Smart Source has some good coupons including: Ricola BOGO coupon, $1.00 off One Box of Celestial Seasonings Tea, and $1.00 off one Activia Multipack.  In the Red Plum, There is BOGO coupons for Sauve Shampoo and Kids Shampoo! Those will be great with a sale. There is also BOGO coupons for Tresemme and Dove Hair Care, and Vaseline Lotion.

Also, in the Red Plum, there is $1.00 off 1 Men's Dove Deoderant and $1.00 off one Men's Body Wash. Again, if these go on sale, that will be a great deal.

Also, in the Red Plum, There is a TARGET coupon for .50 cents off any Vick's Cold and Flu or Cough Relief. IF you combine that coupon with the Manufactures coupon that is in the P&G Brandsaver Paper today  for $1.00 off any VICKS product, you should be able to pick up some cough drops or cold medicine at a pretty nice price!

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.