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Monday, May 31, 2010

New Pampers Gifts to Grow 10 point Code


If you are a Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards member, here's a new code worth 10 points:

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Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Printable Coupons

Head on over to coupons.com to check out their new coupons. If you use zip code 30303 there are 205 printable coupons!

Here are a couple good ones I printed this morning...
$2.00 off al fresco Chicken Sausage
$.50 off Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers (save for a Meijer $1 sale)
$.50 off Chex mix (also save for Meijer $1 sale)


Get your coupons printed while you can!

Friday, May 28, 2010

What to do with a free product coupon... part 2

I thought of a couple more things I wanted to mention about yesterday's posting- What to do with a free product coupon?

Deidre left a comment and reminded me of another great way to use your free product coupons. Use them as your filler items at Rite Aid or other stores if you have a $5 off $25 purchase or similar coupon. As long as you give your store coupon before the manufacturer's coupon, this usually works and will maximize your discount.

I also wanted to suggest that if you're not using the coupon for any of the other reasons I mentioned, use the coupon at a local store to support your local economy. Maybe you don't normally buy that particular product at that store because their prices are higher, but if you have a free product coupon, let the local store get the reimbursement from the manufacturer.

If you have any other suggestions, leave a comment and let me know.

It's almost the end of the month- coupons are going to be coming and going

Coupons.com has a few new one I haven't posted:

$.50 off one Lawry's marinade (you may need zip code 53027 if you don't see it)
$2.00 off Clean & Clear Finishes product
$2.50 off Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers (What?? Another Huggies coupon??)
Buy one get one free Littlest Pet Shop


And some of the others I posted earlier this week:
$1.00 off 2 Nabisco Multi-Packs (use with $1.00 off 2 Nabisco Multi-Pack Meijer MBQ)
$1.00 off 2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs
$1.00 off Kraft 100 calorie cheese package
$1.00 off 2 Campbells Chunky Soup

$1.00 off 1 Nivea Lip Care Product (these are between $1-$1.50 at Target- I got a 2 pack for $1.50 at Target a couple weeks ago- so $.50 after coupon)
$2.00 off any 1 Coppertone Suncare product (excludes trial size and lip balm)
$1.00 off any 2 Hefty One Zip bags (these are price around $1.00 each for the small bags at Target & Walmart)
$1.00 off any Energizer battery or flashlight
$1.00 off Tidy Cats litter

$3.00 off any Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers (60 count or higher)
$1.50 off Huggies Little Swimmers
$3.00 off Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers diapers
$2.00 off 2 Huggies wipes (64 ct or higher)
$2.00 off when you buy Huggies wipes tub (64 ct or higher) and Huggies wipes refill (184 ct)


Check my sidebar for links to other printable coupon sites (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, etc.)

Keep checking Coupons.com for the next couple days because the beginning of the month coupons are always getting added!

Happy Friday! It's Mega Swag Bucks Day!



It's Mega Swag Bucks Day today! This means more Swag Bucks for your same everyday searching. Make sure to check special offers (you don't have to sign up for anything, just browse through them) to get a few more points each day and also answer the daily poll for another point.

Check out my previous posting to find out more about Swag Bucks. It's a great way to get free gift cards and rewards for everyday internet surfing! My favorite reward is a $5 Amazon gift card for only 450 Swag Bucks. Have you gotten any rewards yet?

I don't have the toolbar and still earn tons of points (I don't want any more programs running on my computer). I just keep signed into Swag Bucks all the time and use them to find the websites I'm visiting.

Search & Win

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What to do with all these Huggies coupons...

If you want to use all your $3.00 off Huggies diapers to stock up on diapers, here's a scenario for new customers at diapers.com to get 7 jumbo packs of diapers for $4.35 a pack.

How do you do this?

You can mail your coupons to the address below- you'll want to send 7 to get the 7 jumbo packs for $4.35 each. Make sure to include your name, address and email address so they know the account to credit. You'll want to set up your diapers.com account prior to mailing the coupons in so they have an account to credit.
Diapers.com
P.O. Box 483
Jersey City, NJ 07303

They will add them to your account within 7-10 days (I sent coupons in on a Monday and then were credited Thursday of the same week). They will place them in your account with the expiration date listed on the coupons. You'll want to do this soon if you already printed the Huggies coupons since they're only good for two weeks from printing.

Join Ebates and go through their site to get to diapers.com. If you want the Ebates credit, make sure you are accessing the diapers.com site through the Ebates site. To see my previous posting about Ebates, go here. Even though you only get a small percentage for this order, I'd recommend joining because there are so many other places that you get more and you still get the $5 new member credit.

Once your coupons are added to your account (you can check in your account at diapers.com or they usually send an email when they are added), add 7 Jumbo packs to your cart. Diapers.com has always lisited these coupons as any Huggies diapers, so you can usually use these for swim diapers, Snug & Dry diapers, Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Pull-ups. You will qualify for free shipping.

The coupons should automatically come off your order and your total will be $55.93.
Enter promo/referral code "sarah10off" to get $10 off your order, bringing your out of pocket total to $45.93.

After placing your order, fill out the $10.00 rebate form here and send with a copy of your receipt (you can print your receipt yourself). Make sure to write "cancel" on the rebate form to get the $10.00 rebate instead of a free magazine subscription.

You'll receive your $5 credit in your Ebates account with a couple days of the purchase and you'll receive a small percentage (I think it will be $.45 with this scenario) for your Diapers.com purchase.

Best Deal Scenario
7 Huggies Jumbo packs $10.99 each= $76.93
- $21 coupons= $55.93
- $10 referral code sarah10off= $45.93 (this is what you pay out of pocket)
- $10 mail in rebate= $35.93= $5.13 per pack
= $5 Ebates + $.45 rewards= $30.48 = $4.35 per pack!

**If you have any Pampers Gifts to Grow codes you can redeem 1000 for a $10.00 Diapers.com gift certificate which would make for an even better deal **

Please use the $10.00 referral/coupon code sarah10off. There are tons of coupon codes (for the same amount) but this gives me a referral credit and I would really appreciate your support!

If you want to spend less but still get a decent deal, here's another scenario where you will need 5 coupons.
Buy 5 Jumbo packs of Huggies diapers- $10.99 each= $54.95
Mail in 5- $3 off Huggies diapers coupons= $39.95
Use promo/referral code sarah10off to save $10= $29.95= $5.99 pack
Register and use Ebates to get $5 new member credit plus $.29 earnings= $24.66= $4.93 per jumbo pack

Let me know if you have any questions!

shop diapers.com
Get $10 off
your first order of diapers
use code sarah10off$49 min. total order

What do you do when you get a free product coupon?

What do you do when you get a free product coupon? Do you rush to the store to get your free product? Not anymore!

Yesterday in the mail I got four free product coupons from Children's Tylenol and Motrin for their recalled medicines. Two weeks ago I got coupons for seven free jumbo packs of diapers Pampers (my son got a horrible rash from their new Cruisers). I'm holding onto these coupons so I can make money from them!

Here's what I suggest to maximize your free product coupons:

-Save the coupons for a buy one get a gift card free deal. Target often does this with diapers, so that's what I'm hoping for with my Pampers coupons. Usually every couple weeks they do a buy 3 jumbo packs, get a $5 gift card deal, so if I used 6 of my free diaper coupons I could have 6 jumbo packs of diapers PLUS $10 in gift cards.

-Use the coupon at Walgreens when the product has a register reward. I did this a few months ago for a razor rebate. I had a full rebate for the razor, so I figured if I bought it at Walgreens during a register reward, I'd actually make money off the deal- which I did- I got a $7.99 rebate for the razor and a $5.00 register reward. (Register rewards are coupons that print at Walgreens for buying a particular item or combination of items that you can use on your next order). Meijer is another place to try- there may be a Cataliana promo where you get a checkout coupon for money off your next order.

-Use the coupon at Rite Aid when the product has a rebate. Rite Aid does their own monthly rebate program so you could make money this way too.

Before I was good at couponing, I'd get a free product coupon and hurry up and use it... but with a little planning and waiting for an incentive- holding onto free product coupons can put extra cash in your pocket!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Do I even want to post another?




Yes, there really is another $3.00 off Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers- press your browser's back button. It's one that I posted last week and it reset already.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

MORE Huggies Coupons



Huggies is seriously trying to get all the upset Pampers Cruisers people to switch to Huggies. There are now even more Huggies coupons- this time on Target's site- but they are manufacturer's coupons and can be used anywhere. Click on "Baby" to get right to the coupons. I was able to print each one two times.

$3 off HUGGIES® Snug & Dry Diapers
$1 off HUGGIES® Baby Wipes (128 ct. or larger)
$1.50 off on any two HUGGIES® Baby Wipes (64 ct. or larger)
$3 off HUGGIES® Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers


They expire 2 weeks from printing, so if you can, hold onto them until closer to the expiration for a sale or gift card deal. Target very frequently does a $5 gift card when you buy 3 jumbo packs, so hopefully there is another one of those deals before they expire.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

10 More Huggies Enjoy the Ride Points!



Here are two more Huggies Enjoy the Ride codes for another 10 points. Plus if you enter a valid product code by June 30, you'll get another 5 bonus points!

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BFSJXBBWQDCCPGB

Go to Enjoy the Ride Rewards to register and enter codes.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

If you are just now joining Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards, check out all the previous codes I've posted here to get lots more points!

Has anyone joined Huggies Enjoy the Ride and not bought any Huggies? I'm curious how many points you've earned without even buying a single product. Leave a comment and let me know if you've done this.

More Huggies Coupons



Smartsource released another Huggies wipes coupon- this one is $2.50 off 3 Huggies wipes 64 count or larger.

The $4.00 off 2 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers coupon is still available too.

Thanks Bucktown Bargains!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Huggies Enjoy the Ride Bonus Code!



Here is another new Huggies Enjoy the Ride code. This code worth 5 bonus points and is one sweepstakes entry for a Dodge Caravan. After I entered it I got a message that if I entered a rewards code from a product by June 30 I will get another 5 bonus points.

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Go to Enjoy the Ride Rewards to register and enter codes.

Anyone can sign up for Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards, it's free and with all the free codes available you can probably earn rewards and never buy a single package of Huggies diapers. Huggies wipes also have codes on them, so if you ever buy Huggies wipes you'll get codes on them.

I had a new poll today when I went into earn points, so make sure you have taken all the polls and watched all the videos- you earn points for each one.

Your thoughts...

I finally figured out how to make all my links open up a new window. Do you like that feature? That way when you click on a coupon link I have posted a new window opens and you don't have to keep going back to my site- my window will stay open. Let me know if you like this or don't like it-- I can change it back if everyone hates it!

More vinegar uses

To follow up with more Going Green tips, check out this article with 25 more ways to clean with vinegar.

See my previous posting about cleaning with vinegar with a couple other links about Green Cleaning.

What's the better deal?

I saw a posting last week and wanted to share it with everyone. I posted awhile ago about checking the per item prices on diapers and other products. Totally Target has a great posting about this with Angel Soft toilet paper last week at Target. You have to look at the per item price and not fancy packaging!

Here's the difference:
Angel Soft 36 Double Rolls $14.99= $.41 cents a roll
Angel Soft 12 Double Rolls $4= $.34 cents a roll

When looking at the pictures at Totally Target, you'd really think that the 36 double rolls were a fantastic price- but looking per item, that's a significant difference. If you used a coupon with the 12 double rolls it would be even cheaper. You have to look at the item and not just the fancy packaging.

Free Crystal Light Pure Fitness samples through Vocal Point



Head on over to Vocal Point to request your free sample of Crystal Light Pure Fitness. Vocal Point samples usually come with good coupons... If the above link doesn't bring you to the right spot, search within their site for Crystal Light to get to the request form.

If you haven't yet registered for Vocal Point, I'd suggest it- they send out free samples and new products to you with high value coupons to try new products. Go here to register and start getting these freebies.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Some Meijer Matchups

Here are a few of my favorite Meijer deals for this week.

MBQ means Meijer Mealbox coupon- I usually save the Mealbox coupons as a PDF early in the week because they sometimes disapper.
If you can't find a MBQ that I mentioned, email me or leave a comment and I can email you the PDF of the coupon.


SS= Smart Source Insert
OYNO= On your next order
OOP= Out of pocket

Skippy Peanut Butter- $1.67
$.75 off 2 printable
$1.00 off 2 MBQ
** $1.59 for 2 jars- $.80 each! **

Kraft Salad Dressing- $1.99 and up
$.55 off 1 printable
$1.00 off MBQ
** $.45 and up with both coupons- BONUS Catalina- buy 4 get $3 OYNO, buy 3 get $2 OYNO, buy 2 get $1 OYNO **
Best scenario- buy 4 with 4- $.55 off coupons and 4- $1.00 off MBQ, pay $1.80 OOP and get $3.00 OYNO- $1.20 moneymaker!

Snyders Pretzels- Buy one get one free (regular price is around $2.49)
$1.00 off 2 from 5/23 SS
** $1.49 for 2- $.75 each! **

Sweet Baby Rays Marinade- $.99 (Thanks Spectacular Savings!)
$1.00 off from 5/23 SS (was not in my Kzoo Gazette)
** FREE **

Kellogg's Cereals- $2.99 (for good size boxes!)- buy 4 get $4 off instantly
$1.00 off 2 printable or here (need 2 to buy 4 boxes)
** $1.49 each when you buy 4 with 2 coupons!! **

Those are my highlights for this week at Meijer.. Check out Spectacular Savings or Bargains to Bounty to see more complete matchups!

Finally- 6 Kraft First Taste Offers!



I didn't post this last week when I first saw it on another blog because I couldn't get into my special offers, but if you go to Kraft First Taste you might have offers for 6 free products!

This is what it said when I clicked on my offers:

Receive up to six (6) coupons* for ONE (1) FREE package each of KOOL-AID Fun Fizz Drink Drops (up to $2.49), OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Shaved Meats (up to $4.50), RITZ CRACKERFULS Filled Crackers (up to $3.49), KRAFT 100 CALORIE PACKS CHEESE BITES (up to $3.29), KRAFT HOMESTYLE DELUXE Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (up to $3.99), and DIGIORNO® Deep Dish Pizza (up to $3.30). Now you and your family and friends can be among the first to enjoy what's new & delicious from Kraft Foods.

*All coupons are delivered in 6 to 8 weeks and are offered while supplies last. Offer expires 8/31/2010. Over a $20.00 value

If you haven't yet registered for Kraft First Taste, I'd highly recommend it- I would say that at least monthly I get high value coupons if not free product coupons. And of course it's FREE to join!

Rite Aid Deal Picture



Sorry I didn't get a chance to post this last week, but this was my Rite Aid trip from last week. I have a bunch of regular Huggies at home but I was running low on Overnites, so I figured I'd use their sale to stock up...

I had to do 2 transactions- but my total before coupons and discounts for both transactions combined was $77.92. The weekly sales discounted my total by $19.60 and I used $28.50 in coupons- so my total out of pocket was $29.12.

I bought 5 jumbo packs of Huggies, 2 boxes of Playtex tampons, and a tube of Colgate toothpaste. I had a problem using my manufacturer coupon with the store coupon (I lost the battle and didn't get to use the coupon) so it could have been $1.00 less out of pocket.. Plus, I qualify for the Rite Aid rebate for a free jumbo package of Huggies (I'll get a voucher in the mail once I submit my Single Check Rewards). Without the other items, my diapers alone were $17.65 with tax for all 5 packages- so $3.53 a jumbo pack- plus I get another free pack with my rebate!

I did finally call Rite Aid to get clarification on their coupon policy. My local store (Portage) told me they will not accept a coupon from their ad with a manufacturer coupon because their in-ad coupons are actually manufacturer's coupons. I spoke with their corporate office and they said that you will need to look at the coupon and if the bar code starts with a RC, then it is a Rite Aid store coupon and can be used with a manufacturer coupon. They are going to contact my local store to clarify this information so hopefully they will be more aware of their own store policy next time.

Red Plum Coupons

Here are the coupon highlights at Red Plum:

$.50 on any 1 Lawry's Marinade
$1.50 on any 3 Kellogg's cereals
$1.00 off any 2 Kelloggs
$1.00 off any Dove deodorant or body mist (does not exclude trial size so this will get you free trial size deodorant at Target- great donation item!)
$1.00 off any Tums (24 ct or higher)

Smartsource Coupons

Here are what I think are the best Smartsource Coupons available right now:

$4.00 on 2 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diaper Jumbo pack or larger
$1.00 on any Cutter Insect Repellent
$.50 on any 1 Newman's Own salad dressing, pasta sauce or salsa
$1.00 on any 1 Al Fresco All Natural Chicken Sausage

Printable Coupons

Here are what I think are the best coupons at Coupons.com right now... as we're nearing the end of the month expect these to disappear or possibly reset so make sure to get your prints while you can and save them for a sale!

Foods:
$1.00 off 2 Nabisco Multi-Packs (use with $1.00 off 2 Nabisco Multi-Pack Meijer MBQ)
$1.00 off 2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs
$1.00 off Kraft 100 calorie cheese package
$1.00 off 2 Campbells Chunky Soup


Personal Care/ Household:
$1.00 off 1 Nivea Lip Care Product (these are between $1-$1.50 at Target- I got a 2 pack for $1.50 at Target a couple weeks ago- so $.50 after coupon)
$2.00 off any 1 Coppertone Suncare product (excludes trial size and lip balm)
$1.00 off any 2 Hefty One Zip bags (these are price around $1.00 each for the small bags at Target & Walmart)
$1.00 off any Energizer battery or flashlight
$1.00 off Tidy Cats litter


Baby:
$3.00 off any Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers (60 count or higher)
$1.50 off Huggies Little Swimmers
$3.00 off Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers diapers
$2.00 off 2 Huggies wipes (64 ct or higher)
$2.00 off when you buy Huggies wipes tub (64 ct or higher) and Huggies wipes refill (184 ct)

New Kellogg's coupons


There are lots of new printable cereal coupons!

Meijer has Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size, Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Fruit Loops and Raisin Bran on sale this week for $2.99, and when you buy 4 you get $4 off instantly.

Use 2- $1.00 off 2 boxes coupons below to get cereal for $1.49 a box. I normally try to get cereal for under $1.00 but these are big boxes of cereal so $1.49 is a good price.


Kellogg's released these new cereal coupons:
-$1.50 off any three packages of Kellogg's Cereals (10oz or larger-any flavor-mix or match)
-$1.00 off any two packages of Kellogg's Cereals (10oz or larger-any flavor-mix or match)
-$1.00 off two packages of Kellogg's Special K Protein Products (4ct or larger, any flavor, mix or match)
-$1.00 off any 2 packages of Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal
(14.5oz or larger any Flavor, mix or match)
-$1.00 off two packages of Kellogg's All Bran, Crispix, Rice Krispies, Smart Start, Kellogg's Raisin Bran and/or Corn Flakes Cereal (11.4 oz or larger, any flavor, mix or match)
-$1.00 off any three packages of Kellogg's Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, and/or Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Cereals (10oz or larger, any flavor, mix or match)
-$1.00 off any two packages of Kellogg's Special K cereals (11.4oz or larger, any flavor, mix or match)


Thanks Printable Coupons and Deals!

You can also get a $1.00 off 2 Kellogg's cereal coupon here.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Huggies Target Coupons

I got 2 new Huggies coupons in my email today for Target--

$1.50 off Huggies Little Swimmers suncare product (sunscreen)

and

$1.00 off Huggies Little Swimmers swim diapers Target coupon
use with $1.50 off Huggies Little Swimmers manufacturer coupon

It's Mega Swag Bucks Day!



It's Mega Swag Bucks Day today! This means more Swag Bucks for your same everyday searching. Make sure to check special offers (you don't have to sign up for anything, just browse through them) to get a few more points each day and also answer the daily poll for another point.

Check out my previous posting to find out more about Swag Bucks. It's a great way to get free gift cards and rewards for everyday internet surfing! My favorite reward is a $5 Amazon gift card for only 450 Swag Bucks. Have you gotten any rewards yet?

I don't have the toolbar and still earn tons of points (I don't want any more programs running on my computer). I just keep signed into Swag Bucks all the time and use them to find the websites I'm visiting.

Search & Win

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

$.12 Kids toothpaste at Target!

Here's a great deal on Aquafresh at Target

Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste- 4.6 oz pump $1.62 (regular price)
$1.00 off printable (must register and sign in)
$.50 off Target printable
** $.12 after coupons! **

Thanks Totally Target!

NEW link for Huggies wipes coupons!!




There's a NEW link for the $2.00 off 2 Huggies wipes 64 count or larger coupon! Make sure to hit your browser's back buton so you can get your two prints. The coupon is good for 2 weeks after printing.


Huggies wipes refills are on sale at Target this week for $5.49 so only $4.49 each when you buy two!

Meijer Deal Picture



I did two transactions because I knew I was earning some good catalinas, so I'll give you my totals (not each transaction)

$91.08 before coupons and sales
- $1.10 bottle returns
- $21.93 sales
- $51.25 coupons (includes the $13 catalinas I earned in first transaction)
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$16.80 out of pocket! That's 82% savings!!

I'll try to post the details later, but there are 8 boxes of Cheerios, 9 Crystal Light Pure Fitness, 2 Classico pasta sauce, 3- 12 packs of Meijer spring water, 2- 7up 2 liters, bananas, organic strawberries, bananas, 3 gallons of milk, 2 Simply Yogurts and 1 package of Organic Smart Chicken... Now that's a good Meijer trip!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Huggies wipes coupons reset- plus more prints!

Head back over to coupons.com to print the two Huggies wipes coupons again- they reset and now have a 2 print limit!

$2/2 Huggies baby wipes (64 ct or larger)

$2 on any one Huggies Baby Wipes Tub (64 ct. or larger) and one Baby Wipes Refill (184 ct)


The $2.00 off 2 baby wipes 64 count or larger coupon can get you a great deal at Target this week- Huggies wipes refills are on sale for $5.49 so only $4.49 a refill when you buy two!

Energizer battery coupons



Go here to print a $1.00 off Energizer battery or flashlight coupon.

This is a great coupon to stack with the Target $1.00 off Energizer battery or flashlight printable .

FREE First Aid Kit and Coupons


Get a
Free First Aid Kit from Johnson & Johnson by mail with $15 in coupons when you buy 3 Bandaid, Neosporin or Purell products. Go here to print the form- you will need to send in the UPC's from the products and the receipt. The form does not specify a start date, so I'm going to use a receipt for Bandaids from April and the one from yesterday.

At Target, you can use $.75 off 1 Target Bandaid printable and $.50 off 1 Bandaid coupon from 4/25 SS to get kids bandaids for $.57.

There were also coupons in the 5/16 RP and 4/25 SS for $1.00 off 2 Purell Hand Sanitizer and $1.00 or $.50 off Neosporin. If you need any of these products anyways, it looks like a nice little first aid kit and who doesn't like getting more coupons!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Target Deal Picture



I just love Target! Here are the deals I got at Target today:

4 Huggies Wipes Refills- $5.49 each
Used 2- $3.00 off 2 Target coupon (from Everywhere Everyday wipes box coupon booklet)
Used 2- $2.00 off 2 Huggies wipes coupons
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** $11.96 for 4 refills! **

6 Bic Pens- $.99 each
Used 6- $1.00 off printable coupons (I used several computers for these prints)
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** 6 Bic Pens for FREE!! **

Toy Story Bandaids- $1.82
Used $.75 Target printable couponUsed $.50 coupon from 4/25 SS
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** $.57 (I needed one more pack of these to submit for FREE First Aid kit & coupons by mail***

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$33.10 total before coupons and sales
-$2.00 sales
-$17.25 coupons
$13.85 paid- that's a 58% savings!

FREE Crystal Light AND bottled water at Meijer this week!

Crystal Light is $2 at Meijer- and when you buy 3 you get a free water- Here's how to get 3 FREE Crystal Light + 1 FREE 12 pack of water!

$1.00 off printable (can print 2 per computer)
$1.00 off MBQ
** 3 for FREE- PLUS when you buy 3 Crystal Light on the go(10 ct) containers you get a 12 pk Meijer brand spring water FREE (must all be in one transaction)!**

Thanks Savings Addiction!


To see the rest of this week's matchups and the Kraft dressing moneymaker that starts Friday, check out Savings Addiction or Bargains to Bounty!

Stockup on Huggies diapers at Rite Aid this week!

Rite Aid has the best deal I've found on Huggies this week:

$8.99 per jumbo pack
use $3.00 off 1 coupons here or here

In order to get the lowest price, you'll need a total of 6 coupons printed (If you need a couple prints email me and I can give you some coupons- I have plenty!)

*Sign up for Rite Aid Wellness program here and get a $5.00 off $25.00 purchase coupon
*Sign up for Rite Aid Video Values and earn $5.00 off $20.00 purchase coupon

Do this transaction two times:
3- Huggies jumbo packs= $26.97
- $5.00 Rite Aid coupon (give this first)= $21.97
- (3) $3 off Huggies coupons= $12.97 OOP($4.32 a pack- but don't get too excited- you can do even better than this if you do this transaction two times!)

This now makes you eligible to receive a free pack in the mail from Rite Aid from submitting a rebate online through their Single Check Rebate Program. This is sent in the form of a voucher valid at Rite Aid for purchasing 5 packs of diapers. Their rebate form is available to submit online so you don't even have to mail in a form!

If you do the rebate and the transaction twice, you'll end up paying $25.94 for 7 packs of diapers- or $3.71 per jumbo pack- this is a great stockup price!

I can't believe I ever paid full price for diapers when there are deals like this!

Great deal on Huggies Wipes Refills at Target

In March, Target had a Everyday, Everywhere box of Huggies Natural Care Wipes with a Target coupon booklet inside the box.... In that coupon booklet there was a $3.00 off 2 Huggies wipes refill packs.

This week Target has Huggies wipes refills 184-216 ct for $5.49
Use $3.00 off 2 wipes refill pack from Everyday Everywhere box
Use $2.00 off 2 Huggies wipes printable- use the one for $2 off 2- 64 count or larger
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$10.98-$3-$2= $5.98 for 2 refill packs of wipes. That's $2.99 a pack! I'm so glad I saved these coupons!

Even if you don't have the $3 off coupon, use the $2.00 off 2 coupon to get the refills for $4.49 a pack when you buy 2- which is still a really good deal.

The cycles of sales...

One of the blogs I follow is The Coupon Project. It's where I got the really cool savings tracker that I use to track my coupon and sale savings.

Angela put together a pretty nice posting on what went on sale last year and when. These are the items she found to stock up on because they were at rock bottom prices. It's a pretty interesting list- you'll see that usually each season brings great sales on the hot items of the season. This is because the manufacturer wants you to buy their products and not the store brand products or the competitor's products. We do a lot of grilling on the spring and summer so hopefully we'll start seeing lots of good BBQ sauce and summer food coupons and sales,

When I first started couponing, I'd be really disappointed if I couldn't get a deal I was looking for, if the store was out of the product or if I just didn't make it to get the good deal. Now, I know that if I miss a sale, there will be another soon and it could be an even better deal!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Huggies wipes coupons!

Head back over to coupons.com to print two new Huggies wipes coupons...

$2/2 Huggies baby wipes (64 ct or larger)

$2 on any one Huggies Baby Wipes Tub (64 ct. or larger) and one Baby Wipes Refill (184 ct)


Plus they also added a $3.00 off Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers diapers! Make sure to get your prints now while you can because you never know how long these coupons will be available.

Huggies is definitely trying to switch over those of us not too happy with Pampers right now.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Another $3 off Huggies

Here's another link for $3.00 off Huggies diapers- this one says Little Movers or Little Snugglers- remember to hit your browser's back button to get your 2 prints!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Pampers Gifts to Grow


If you are a Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards member, here's a new code worth 10 points:

WELOVECHEERIOS2

Thanks Who Said Nothing In Life Is Free!

Deal pictures

Here are a couple deal pictures from my readers... If you have any deal pictures, email them to me and I'll post them! It's fun to see everyone's gread deals.

Jennifer got all the diapers in this picture from Diapers.com- $77.92 before discounts- she paid $43.92 out of pocket, submitted the $14.95 rebate and earned $5.44 in Ebates. That's $23.53 after rebates on $77.92 in diapers! Great job Jennifer!


Jody got everything in this picture at Target this week- he paid $8.77 plus he got a $5 gift card- his subtotal before coupons was $48.69!


Very impressive Jody! I'm also attaching his list- I often have similar lists that show what I plan to buy to keep me organized.

Huggies $3 off coupon

Go here to print a $3 off one Huggies Snug and Dry coupon.

This coupon is great to save for a Target sale- they pretty regularly give a $5 gift card when you buy 3 jumbo packs of diapers... if you can't wait, it's still a great coupon!

Earthbound Farms Coupon

Take a quiz about organic farming to get a $1.00 off Earthbound Farms mailed to you. It might take a minute to figure out the right answers, but it tells you which answers are wrong so keep trying until you get them all correct.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

It's Mega Swag Bucks Day!



It's Mega Swag Bucks Day today! This means more Swag Bucks for your same everyday searching. Make sure to check special offers (you don't have to sign up for anything, just browse through them) to get a few more points each day and also answer the daily poll for another point.

Check out my previous posting to find out more about Swag Bucks. It's a great way to get free gift cards and rewards for everyday internet surfing! My favorite reward is a $5 Amazon gift card for only 450 Swag Bucks. Have you gotten any rewards yet?

I don't have the toolbar and still earn tons of points (I don't want any more programs running on my computer). I just keep signed into Swag Bucks all the time and use them to find the websites I'm visiting.

Search & Win

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bricks Printables

Have you seen the list of Bricks printable coupons yet? There are a whole bunch that are available- each one should be able to be printed 2 times using your browser's back button.

$1.00 off Oscar Mayer deli fresh meat

Go here to get a $1.00 off 1 Oscar Mayer deli fresh meat coupon- usually these are $1 off 2 so this is a great coupon.

Thanks Rose Knows Coupons!

Dr. Pepper coupon

Here's a coupon for $.60 off a 2 liter or 12 pack of Dr. Pepper- this is a pretty rare coupon so make sure to get your 2 prints while you can!

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Benadryl Coupon

Here's a link for $4.00 off 2 Benadryl products. Benadryl Itch Sticks are around $2.25 at both Walmart and Target, so this coupon should get you some itch sticks for around $.25 each!

These are great to have in your purse or diaper bag- and would also go great in a baby shower gift basket.

Free razors at Walmart and Free Biore Facial Scrub

Here are some Walmart freebies- razors and Biore facial scrub (travel size). These would be great for donation- especially since they're free!

Schick disposable razors (10-12 pack)- $1.97 at Walmart
Use $2.00 off 1 coupon from 4/11 SS or $2.00 off printable here
** FREE and possible overage!! **

Biore Face Scrub (travel size)- $1.97
$2.00 off 1 printable
** FREE and possible overage!! **

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Diaper Rash?

The past 6 weeks or so my 14 month old has had some pretty severe diaper rashes off and on. His bottom has been really red- it almost looks like a sunburn and has been so raw it's been bleeding. It has also looked blistery. There have been several nights he won't sit in the tub because his bottom has hurt so bad. I blamed it on teething because I had no other explanation, although he hasn't gotten any teeth in a few months.

I couldn't really figure why he was having them. I heard something on the news last week about the new Pampers with Dry Max being investigated for problems, and looking online last night the complaints were of the exact type of rash we've been experiencing. I felt horrible that I didn't figure it out on my own- but I rotate between Pampers and Huggies and didn't even think that it could possibly be from the new Pampers. I've always thought Pampers were superior to Huggies and have started using Huggies only recently since I've gotten such good deals on them. When the rash was more severe, I even made sure to put Pampers on because I thought that wearing them would help and did the same when I sent him to our babysitter, yet the rash kept getting worse.

I spoke with my pediatrician this morning and they said they have had similar complaints and advised me to contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission to report the problem. They advised me to put diaper cream or Vaseline on him (we're using Butt Paste) and that if it doesn't improve within a week or so of discontinuing the diaper to bring him into the office.

The new "Dry Max" technology that might possibly be causing the problems is only with their Cruisers and Swaddlers. Pampers Baby Dry diapers have stayed the same.

If you're having similar problems, please contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission to fill out form online- call them at 1-800-638-2772. I called them today and they took the report down and said there is a pretty serious investigation into these diapers. The representative I spoke with was really nice and said there were many similar reports. Please make sure to call if you are having problems with these diapers- the more parents that call the more quickly they will respond.

I called Pampers to report the issue to them as well (1-800-726-7377) and they said they tested the new diapers on over 20,000 families... I know I did a diaper trial not too long ago for a different brand and my "trial" was only 20 diapers and I was only required to use 10 to receive compensation for participation in the survey. My son's rash from these Cruisers didn't happen instantly- so even a 20,000 family study could have missed a reaction that takes a bit more time to develop. Pampers did take a full report and said I may be contacted for more information and will send me coupons to try their other lines of diapers that do not include the new dry max technology. They representative I spoke with there was very nice and did say they take all complaints seriously.

Sorry for the long posting-- but I wanted to share this with everyone so you can make sure your children don't experience similar problems!

Have you had similar problems? Let me know if you use Cruisers or Swaddlers and if you've had similar problems or if they're just fine on your child...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

FREE Bic pens!

I posted this the other day with some other printables, and I know it's been overlooked by a few followers... so here's the link again- don't forget to press your browser's back button to get 2 prints per computer:

$1.00 off Bic Stationery Product- this should get you some free pens at Target, Walmart and other stores-- I got free pens at Target with this!

I checked Walgreens and the same pens I got at Target priced at $.99 (free after coupon) were over $2.00 so save the coupon for somewhere that you can get the pens for free.

Leap Frog Tag Book coupon

Go here to get a $5 off a Leap Frog Tag book coupon. I got my son a Leap Frog Tag Junior at Christmas and usually these coupons also work on the Junior books. The books are on price cut at Target right now so you can get a really good deal!

If you find any Ni Hao, Kai-Lan books you can use the $3 off 2 Target printable off 2 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan coupons.

Thanks Give Me Neither!

Sunday's Target Picture



Here's what I got at Target this week- we were completely out of trash bags so I had to go to Target already. I got some really good deals!

First Transaction:
Schick Hydro Razor 5 blade- $6.99
Schick Hydro Razor 3 blade- $5.99 (I would have gotten 2 of these but there was only 1 left)
2- $5.00 off one Schick Hydro razor coupons from 5/9 SS
2- $1.00 off one printable Target coupons
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$15.46 before coupons and discounts
-$12 coupons
** Paid $3.46 (remember, tax is before coupons) OOP and received $5.00 gift card! $1.54 money maker!! Without factoring in the gift card- that's 78% savings! **

Second Transaction:

Boudreaux Butt Paste- $4.34
$2.00 off coupon from 4/11 RP
** $2.34 **

Boogie Wipes- $2.99 (sale thru 5/22- if you haven't yet tried these for your kids- try them- they're great!)
$1.00 off printable (join the Boogie Bunch)
** $1.99 each (I got 3 packs) **

Annie's Organic Fruit Snacks- $2.99
$1.00 off coupon from contacting companies
** $1.99 **

Dove Travel Size Deodorant- $.97
$1.50 off printable coupon (this is no longer available)
** $.57 moneymaker- I got 2 so made $1.14 for buying these! **

Hefty Trash Bags- $5.97
$1.00 off Target coupon I received in clip & save coupon booklet mailer
** $4.97 **

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$32.49 total before coupons and discounts
- $12 coupons
- $5.07 sales
- $5 gift card earned in first transaction
** Paid $10.42 ** That's a savings of 68%! **

Monday, May 10, 2010

Huggies Enjoy the Ride 5 point code



Here is another new Huggies Enjoy the Ride code.

Five points
BFMJCPNQCJBNPGB

Also, make sure that you've collected all possible points for watching the videos and taking their polls...

Go to Enjoy the Ride Rewards to register and enter codes.

Anyone can sign up for Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards, it's free and with all the free codes available you can probably earn rewards and never buy a single package of Huggies diapers. Huggies wipes also have codes on them, so if you ever buy Huggies wipes you'll get codes on them.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

How to clean almost anything...

So, in my greening my cleaning, the replacement for many of my household products has been vinegar. Vinegar can clean almost anything (not marble and wood), is cheap and it's safe to use around kids. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant, so vinegar has replaced Lysol in my house.

Here are a few ways I use vinegar:

- as a spot/stain remover on the carpet (mix vinegar and water)

- the tray on my fridge door that catches ice/water (pour vinegar in tray and let sit for awhile, then wiped right off)

- my shower head (put vinegar in plastic bag and tape/rubber band around bag to hold in place for awhile)

- in my dishwasher as a rinse agent

- as a drain opener (pour boiling water, then vinegar and baking soda down the drain to open clogged drains)

- as a toilet cleaner (sprinkle baking soda in toilet and then vinegar and let sit)

- as a multi-purpose cleaner (mix with water in spray bottle to clean windows, counters, toys, etc)

Here are a few sites with uses for vinegar:

Real Simple- a great list of vinegar uses- also 66 All Natural Cleaning Solutions for other natural cleaning products

The Vinegar Institute- more vinegar uses

Have you used vinegar for anything?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Swag Hunt on the blog!--- expired!

There's a Swag Hunt going on today until 8PM... I don't usually post these because I haven't been real good at figuring them out, but this one is pretty easy.

Go to the Swag Bucks blog to find the clues!

Let me know if you get this-- just don't post the code because that's against the rules!

If you have not yet joined Swag Bucks, go here to join . It's free and it's a great way to get free stuff (like Amazon gift cards!)

Money maker on razors at Target

Now, we don't really need any more men's razors, but I'll be getting more again this week at Target..

Schick Hydro 5 Blade Razor- $7.99 (3 blade is only $6.99)
Get a $5 Target gift card when you buy 2
Buy 2
Use 2- $5 off coupons from 5/9 Smart Source
Use 2- $1 off printable Target coupons (under personal care)
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Five Blade- Pay $3.98 out of pocket, get $5 gift card- so $1.02 money maker after gift card!
Three Blade- Pay $2.98 out of pocket, get $5 gift card- so $3.02 money maker!

Thanks Hip 2 Save and Couponing to Disney!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Are you an email subscriber yet?

Did you know that you can subscribe to my blog by email? I know it's more fun to check the site constantly (I'm constantly checking all the blogs I follow), but getting emails is a great way to make sure you aren't missing any deals.

In the top left corner of my blog there is a box to enter your email and you'll receive a daily email with a brief description of my posting. If I don't post anything that day, you don't get an email... but this way you won't miss any postings.

Walgreens Picture


I had to go to Walgreens to refill an ink cartridge and since I was going there... I figured I'd get some more free toothbrushes and a couple other items.

I got everything in the picture for $5.05... My 3 year old really wanted the bubbles ($1.99) and since I was barely spending anything I let him get it.

$15.25 total before coupons and sales
-$7.40 in coupons
-$2.80 sales
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$5.05 out of pocket- that's around 67% in savings! If it wasn't for the bubbles it would have only been $2.94!

Target shopping picture


I just can't stay away from Target... I went visiting family out of town and got more coupons from them... I was very diappointed last Sunday when we (the Kalamazoo Gazette) didn't get the $4.00 off one Nivea body wash coupon, but I got one from my Grandma's paper! And, I found a buy one get one free Nivea body wash coupon so I got both for completely free!

I had to buy a Method hand soap refill with no coupon because we're on our last few bits of hand soap... and I needed batteries, so that's pretty much what I had to pay for at Target.

The items that were completely free were:

Carefree pantiliners
BIC Pens (x4)
Tide- travel size (x5)
Nivea body wash (x2)

Here's what I had to pay for:
Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion ($.04)
Kleenex hand tissues ($.99)
Energizer batteries ($3.99)
Method soap refill ($4.69)

So... my totals for today's Target trip:
$39.49 before coupons and sales
-$26.74 in coupons
-$1.20 in sales
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$11.55 out of pocket for everything in the picture!!

If I have time tonight I'll post which coupons I used on each items if you want to see how I did all this!

New Printable Coupons

Here are a few new printable coupons that I'm printing...

$1.00 off Bic Stationery Product (this should get you some free pens at Target or Walmart)

Evenflo coupons
$1 off any Evenflo Purely Comfi Bottle, Cozy Bottle, or Mimi Pacifier
$2 off Evenflo Smart Steps Infant Feeding Bowl or Snack Stackers
$2 off Evenflo Magic Labels

Thanks Printable Coupons and Deals!

Newer Coupons.com coupons
$.60 off 2 Old El Paso Products (includes seasoning- which is $.33 at some Target stores)
$1.00 off 2 Hefty One Zip bags (also around $1.00 a box for small box at Walmart or Target)
$1.00 off 1 Nexcare product (this should get you free travel size bandages at Target or Walmart)
$1.00 off Wheatables crackers (these will be on sale at Meijer next week for $2.59- print these while they're available to stack with the $1.00 off 2 Mealbox Coupon)
$1.00 off Kleenex Hand Towels (stack this with $1.00 off printable at Target.com to get these for $.99)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Today

I just wanted to say sorry for not posting anything today... I was visiting both of my grandmothers and my mom and gone all day long. Hopefully I'll get some good postings up tomorrow- I have some surfing to do!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Products better for your health...

In the past couple months, I've started to use my couponing to help reduce my grocery and household costs and I've used that savings to start buying more organic and better food for my family. We're eating more organic fruits and veggies, and I can't believe that you can taste a difference. We're also eating organic chicken now- Smart Chicken. It's expensive, but you can taste the difference and there is much less waste than cheap chicken... I'm also shocked that my kids- innocent as they are at almost 14 months old and 3 1/2 years old- eat more organic carrots than traditional carrots and more organic apples than traditional apples. They can even tell a difference!

I found a book at the library- "Green This, Vol. 1- Greening Your Cleaning" by Deirdre Imus. It's an excellent book with tons of information about household products that I was using- and all the horrible chemicals and toxins and yucky stuff in everything. My 3 year old constantly has allergy/asthma/respiratory problems and after reading this book I realized that one more thing we can do to help him (and both my husband and myself who have allergies/asthma) is to get rid of the toxic cleaners we were using.

Seventh Generation makes a great line of non-toxic cleaners that are naturally safe and effective. I found a great deal on Seventh Generation cleaners at Target- there are $1.00 off 1 printable manufacturer coupons here and also $1.00 off 1 Target printable coupons here. They have a great multi-purpose spray cleaner that runs around $2.99 regular price at Target, and their dish soap is around $2.69. So, take $2 off those makes it very cheap! Their multi-purpose spray cleaner is great- I've used it on pretty much everything- the shower, around the kitchen, etc.. and what I LOVE about these products is I don't choke because of the fumes and I feel great using them around my kids.

I loved Lysol... I mean, I really loved Lysol- wipes, cleaner, spray... I never felt like something was clean unless I was choking on Lysol fumes. I was first very skeptical about using natural products but there are SO MANY natural disinfectants and cleaners around that only kill the bad germs and bacteria. After reading "Green This" I was really bothered by all the chemicals in everything and reading the side effects of exposure to each different chemical in each cleaning product it's no wonder why we have resistant strains of illness. It's really scary when you start reading up on this topic...

And beware of false claims on products. Several companies are coming out with products that have the name "green" in them to make themselves sound better- but they're really not. Try to look for non-toxic cleaners, and start reading ingredient lists. Seventh Generation is one of the brands that has been around for awhile now and has established themselves to be a good company with high quality products at reasonable prices.

Let me know if you have a chance to look into that book or a similar one and what products you've found to be better for your health... I'm trying to find a reasonably priced alternative to hand sanitizer-- since my readings have shown me that I really shouldn't be using that either!!

New Huggies Enjoy the Ride rewards codes



Here are a couple new Huggies Enjoy the Ride codes... I don't think I mentioned before that anyone can sign up for Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards, it's free and with all the free codes available you can probably earn rewards and never buy a single package of Huggies diapers. Huggies wipes also have codes on them, so if you ever buy Huggies wipes you'll get codes on them, so register!

Go to Enjoy the Ride Rewards to register and enter codes.

1 Point:
BHPCDRBCKXWNPGB
BHNXGRWNDTQKPGB

5 Points:
BFRJWLQPSGZJPGB (exp 7/31)

Thanks Spectacular Savings

Stamp out Hunger Food Drive- THIS Saturday!!

This Saturday is the Stamp out Hunger Food Drive- all you have to do is put a bag with non-perishable items in/on/next to your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick them up. Clean out your pantry and get any extras out for donation.

I know the past couple months I've gotten a few freebies/ cheapies grocery items at the store that I probably don't really need. This is a great way to clean out my pantry AND I don't have to find a place to take it! Do you have anything you can donate? Send me pictures and I'll post them!

Doing some good with couponing

Several other blogs I follow have a section in their blog about donations. Heather at Spectacular Savings took a bunch of her freebies and cheapies to Ministry with Community in Kalamazoo today. I looked on their website and found the following list of items they need:

Emergency Needs
The following items are urgently needed. We are either out of these items or our supply is extremely low.
Brushes and combs
Coffee
Deodorant
Feminine hygiene products
Lip balm
Lotion
Plastic grocery bags
Razors
Spiral notebooks
Boxed Tissue
Coffee Mugs
Pitchers
Commercial size pots
Serving Bowls
Vaseline

Ongoing Needs
The following items are needed in all sizes; however, the trial/travel sizes (if available) are most helpful.
Band-aids
Bath towels and washcloths
Dish towels and dish rags
Laundry detergent
Salt and Pepper
Shampoo
Shaving cream
Soap
Metal Flatware
Sugar
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
(trial size)

Meat
Peanut Butter
Butter
Bagged/Ready-to-Serve Salad
First-Aid Kits
Plastic Rain Ponchos
Tall Narrow Plastic Laundry Hampers
Gloves & Mittens
Bread Baskets
32 quart cooking pots
Blenders
Stand and Hand Mixers
Kitchen Spatulas
Manual or Automatic Can Openers
Cake Pans
Muffin Pans
Hot Chocolate Mix
Tea

Holiday Needs
The following should be new items that will be given as gifts. Items are needed in adult sizes. Children’s items are also welcome.
Winter hats
Blankets
White socks
Scarves
Underwear
Sweaters & Sweatshirts
Flannel Shirts
Thermal Underwear
Undershirts/T-Shirts
Sweatpants

When you find that you can get things for free, like the travel size Dove I just posted and the toothbrushes and floss at Walgreens this week, consider getting them and tossing them in a box to donate to this organization or a similar organization in your area. I plan to go back to Walgreens to get 4 more toothbrushes/ dental floss to add to my donation box and also would like to find the travel size Nexcare bandages at Target. It's so much fun to get freebies in the store so why not get as many as you can and share the items with people who really need them.

Does anyone else want to start doing this?

$1.50 off 1 Dove Deodorant

Go here to print a coupon for $1.50 off one Dove deodorant- this should score you some free travel size deodorant and possible overage.

Thanks Frugal Living and Having Fun!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Did you get your free samples yet?



Did you request the samples from Sample Showcase? I received my box of goodies yesterday. It was a great box of free stuff and some good coupons!

I love getting coupons and freebies in the mail!

Walgreens deal picture

I went to Walgreens yesterday and here's a picture of what $.48 can get you with coupons...


** $.48 (plus tax) for all the stuff in the picture! **

Here's how I did it...

Puffs Facial Tissue- $.99 with coupon in ad
$1.00 off 1 coupon from Vocalpoint mailer (it came with free Puffs a few weeks ago)
$.50 off 1 coupon
** $.48 for 2 boxes of Puffs! **

Reach Crystal Clear Toothbrush or Reach Floss- $.99
$1.00 off 1 printable coupon
** I got one of each for FREE!! ***

What a great Target trip!



I had a bunch of really good coupons to use this week- most of these items weren't even on sale- but I had coupons to make them free or close to free.

Degree Men's Deodorant- $1.97
$3.00 off 2 printable
$1.00 off 1 Degree men's deodorant in Target coupon booklet mailer
** FREE + possible overage!!- great donation item! **

Motrin PM- $3.99
$3.00 off 1 coupon from 4/18 Red Plum
$1.00 off Target printable

Carefree pantiliners- $.97
$1.00 off coupon from 4/25 Smart Source
*** FREE + possible overage!!- great donation item! **

Crest Kids Toothpaste- $1.97
Oral B Stages Toothbrush (Cars)- $2.29
$1.00 off Crest Kids toothpaste coupon from 5/2 P&G
$1.00 off Oral B Stages toothbrush coupon from 5/2 P&G
$1.50 off when you buy Crest toothpaste & Oral B toothbrush in Target mailer
** $.76 for both **

Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent- $12.99
$1.00 off Seventh Generation Printable
$1.00 off Seventh Generation Target printable
** $10.99 (no where near free but I'm trying to get non-toxic products!)**

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion- $4.79 (sale price)
$3.75 off 1 coupon from 4/11 Red Plum
$1.00 off Target printable
** $.04!! **

Kleenex Hand Towels
- $2.99
$1.00 off coupon from 5/2 Smart Source
$1.00 off Target printable
** $.99 **

Nivea Lip Care Kiss of Moisture Lip Balm- $1.50 for 2 pack
Buy one get one free from May All You magazine
$1.00 off from 5/2 Red Plum
** $.50 for 4 tubes of lip balm!! **

Not fun purchases but I needed to get rid of my recalled medicines...
Up & Up brand Children's Zyrtec- $7.84
Up & Up Children's Tylenol- $2.74
Up & Up Children's Motrin- $3.64

Up & Up Contact Solution 2 pack- $4.39

Qtips- $4.49 (special big box w/travel case)
$.60 off printable

Saved $36.55 in coupons, $2.98 in sales/ discounts- total before coupons and discounts $79.99. I used a $5.00 gift card left from buying diapers last week so my total out of pocket was $35.46- that's 55% savings!! I usually try for 60% savings or higher but with buying the pretty expensive detergent and having to get all the medicines I'm happy with 55%!

Some of my thoughts on couponing... part 1

I thought it was time to take a minute and share my shopping history/ strategies with everyone. I have always used coupons... but it never really made a difference until last year when I started "couponing."

What's the difference between using coupons and what I refer to as "couponing?" Before, I'd buy a big box of diapers for $29.99 at Target and use a $1.50 off manufacturer coupon and think I got a good deal... What would I do now? I'd wait until there was a sale or promo on diapers and use the coupon with a sale to get an even better deal... like last week, jumbo packs of diapers were $8.99 and when you bought 3 you'd get a $5.00 gift card.

I never used to buy small packages of diapers because I thought it was a better deal to get a bigger box. When you do a little math, you'll see that most often you'll spend less when you buy smaller quantity because it's a higher percentage off... does that make sense? When I first started couponing, I started figuring the per item price (my cell phone has a calculator on it so it's pretty easy to do quickly in the store) and was surprised at the difference.

Here's an example:
Huggies Diapers- box of 108 size 4 diapers- $34.98 (Walmart online price) or $.32 per diaper
Huggies Diapers- jumbo pack of 27 size 4 diapers- $8.99 (regular price most places)- or $.33 per diaper

Using the $3.00 off 1 coupon scenario since this was the most recent big Huggies coupon:
Use the coupon on the box= $.30 per diaper
Use the coupon on the jumbo pack= $.22 per diaper

That's a significant difference! To make a deal like that even better (which I did last week at Target), I'd use Target store coupons with my manufacturer coupons. Last week I had 3- $3.00 off Huggies manufacturer coupons and 3- $2.00 off Huggies Target coupons that had came in some wipes packages a couple months ago. So here's what I was able to do:

3 Jumbo packs @ $8.99 each= $26.97- $9 (3- $3 off manufacturer coupons)- $6 (3- $2 off Target coupons)= $11.97 for 3 jumbo packs of diapers. Plus, last week Target was giving a $5 gift card when you bought 3 jumbo packs- so after gift card- I got 3 jumbo packs of diapers for $6.97!! That's only $.09 per diaper!! I hate to even think how much money I wasted on diapers for my now 3 year old! If only I would have learned how to do this sooner...

There's more for me to ramble about but I figure I better end this post here so it's not too long and I'll continue this later...

Pampers sample through Vocal Point

Go here to request your free 3 diaper sample of the new Pampers Cruisers from Vocal Point. If you have not yet joined Vocal Point, it's a great program (free, of course!) that sends you free samples, products and high value coupons. Sometimes they are sent automatically, sometimes you they are like this where you need to sign in to request the sample. Usually when you get samples like this they come with coupons for you and to share with friends....

The Puffs I got this week at Walgreens for free were with a coupon I got from Vocal Point.

New Nexcare Coupon= possibly free at Target!

Here's a $1.00 off 1 Nexcare Product coupon- this should score some free travel sized bandages (8 ct) at Target!

This is a pdf so you can print multiples.. just be a courteous couponer and try not to clear the shelf- they coupon is good until 09/01/2010 so there is plenty of time to stock up!

Thanks Savvy Spending!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Walgreens Free or Cheap

I stopped at Walgreens today- there were a couple thing I couldn't resist getting for free- and close to free...

Puffs Facial Tissue- $.99 with coupon in ad
$1.00 off 1 coupon from Vocalpoint mailer (it came with free Puffs a few weeks ago)
$.50 off 1 coupon
** $.48 for 2 boxes of Puffs! **

Reach Crystal Clear Toothbrush or Reach Floss- $.99
$1.00 off 1 printable coupon
** I got one of each for FREE!! ***

Tidy Cats Clumping Cat Litter
- had a raincheck from sale a couple weeks ago- 2 for $10
$1.00 off 1 printable coupon
** $8.00 for 2 containers of litter **


What's on your list this week? Any freebies that you're going for?

Monday, May 3, 2010

How did you do with Swag Bucks today?

Did you have a good Swag Bucks day too?

Remember- starting tomorrow you get points for answering polls and you still get points for browsing through the special offers daily.

If you have not yet joined Swag Bucks, go here to join and enter SWAGNATION5 to get 50 more points (this is for new members this week only-thanks Hip 2 Save!).

Another 10 point Pampers Gifts to Grow Code!


If you are a Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards member, here's a new code worth 10 points:

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Thanks One Mamma Saving Money!

It's not just my Mega Swag Bucks day!

This week Swag Bucks is doing double points! So, you'll earn more points more often for the same activities! Plus, starting tomorrow they will be adding points if you respond to their polls! How great is that?

If you have not yet joined Swag Bucks, go here to join and enter SWAGNATION5 to get 50 more points (this is for new members only-thanks Hip 2 Save!).

If you're already a member, keep doing what you're doing and you'll get more points this week!

It's My Mega Swag Bucks Day!



It's not Mega Swag Bucks Day today but I've gotten a bunch of Swag Bucks already today!! I got 25 Swag Bucks for my first search and 27 for my third!

Check out my previous posting to find out more about Swag Bucks. It's a great way to get free gift cards and rewards for normal internet surfing! My favorite reward is a $5 Amazon gift card for only 450 Swag Bucks.

Search & Win

How many cleaning products do you have?

How many different cleaning products do you use on a regular basis? Do you have as many as I do?? Leave a comment and let me know! Would you like to spend less on cleaning products and see better results???

I haven't counted my own yet, but I'd say I have at least 20 different cleaners... multi-purpose cleaners, shower cleaners, toilet cleaner, kitchen counter cleaner, several types of floor cleaners, etc...

Also- what's your favorite cleaning product that you don't think you could live without??

In the next few days, I'm going to show you how to simplify your cleaning and get rid of many of your household cleaners- this will definitely save you some money!

Smart Chicken- $1.00 off

Here's another link for a $1.00 off Smart Chicken product.... if you haven't yet tried Smart Chicken, it's definitely worth the extra cost! I've been buying their organic chicken at Meijer for a few weeks and you can tell the difference!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Catching up...

I just wanted to let everyone know I'm here and I am working on a bunch of postings.... so keep checking in the next few days. I'll be posting what I am planning on shopping for this week and I'm also going to start a GOING GREEN section!