Saturday, January 31, 2009

Walgreens Deals 2/1-2/7

There are lots of freebies at Walgreens this month so be sure to go early to make sure the items are in stock!

MIR = Mail In Rebate
RR = Register Reward - coupon like cash good for next purchase of anything
MM = Money Maker item
SS = Smart Source newspaper coupon insert
RP = Red Plum newspaper coupon insert
IP = Internet Printable
MQ = Manufacturer Coupon
IVC = Instant Value Coupon found in Walgreen's Easy Saver Cataloges

FREE AFTER MAIL IN REBATE
Revlon Age Defying Spa Concealer or Foundation - $9.99
-$9.99 MIR
= FREE

Revlon Creme Lip Gloss - $9.99
-$9.99 MIR
= FREE
-$1.00 MQ (SS 01/11/09, Exp 02/15/09)
= $1.00 MM

Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves - $3.99
-$3.99 MIR
= FREE
-$1.00 MQ (RP 01/04/09, Exp 05/01/09)
= $1.00 MM

Zucol Cold Care - $7.99
-$7.99 MIR
= FREE

ThermaCare Neck / Shoulder - $2.49
-$2.49 MIR
= FREE
-$1.00 MQ (RP 01/04/09, Exp 03/01/09)
=$1.00 MM

Walgreens Multi-Purpose No Rub Solution 4 oz.--full rebate up to $1.99
-$1.99 MIR
=Free

OTHER MIR DEALS

Tri-Derma MD Skin Healing Creme - $12.99
-$10.00 MIR
=$2.99

Triaminic or Theraflu - 2 for $10.00
Buy 2 and use 2 coupons
-$6.00 MIR WYB 2
-$1.00 MQ Triaminic (SS 01/04/09, Exp 03/31/09)
-$2.00 IP Theraflu HERE
-$1.50 MQ Triaminic (SS 01/04/09, Exp 03/31/09)
= FREE - $2.00 ($1.00 ea)


BOGO DEALS

L'oreal Tru Match Cosmetics - BOGO
Use 2 coupons
-$3.00 MQ (RP 01/04/09, Exp 03/29/09)
= Varies

RR DEALS

Gillette or Dry Idea Clinical Deodorant / Antiperspirant - 5.99
-$5.00 RR
-$1.00 Gillette (PG 12/28/08, Exp 02/28/09)
= FREE - $0.99

Gillette Fusion Gamer or Venus Spa or Embrace Razors - $8.99
-$6.00 RR
=$2.99

Soft and Beautiful Relaxer Kit - $4.99
-$4.00 RR
=$0.99

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Buy 3, get $3.00 RR - You can mix and match on these deals

Listerine - $3.00
-$2.00 IP HERE - database states this is a store Q...will you let me know if you print?
*if you go this route and this Q works, buy 3, use 3 coupons, NET FREE

Reach Dental Floss - $3.00
-$1.00 MQ (RP 10/12/08, Exp 01/31/09)
*if you go this route, buy 3, use 3 coupons, NET $3.00 ($1.00 ea)
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Spend $20.00, get $10.00 RR
Spend $15.00, get $5.00 RR

Nyquil - $5.99
Dayquil - $5.99
-$1.50 MQ (PG 01/18/09, Exp 02/28/09)
*use one coupon for each product
buy 4, use 4 coupons
=NET $7.96 ($1.99 ea)
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WITH IN AD COUPON DEALS (make sure to present in ad coupon!)

Hershey bag candy - $1.89
-$2.00 / 2 MQ (SS 01/25/09, Exp 03/31/09)
=$1.78 WYB 2 ($0.89 ea)

Reusable Green shopping bag - 3 for $1.00 (Most grocery stores give a $.05 credit for these bags)

Comet - 2 for $1.00
Buy 2
-$1.00 / 2 MQ (SS 01/18/09, Exp 03/18/09)
-$0.35 / 2 MQ (SS 01/18/09, Exp 03/18/09)
-$0.50 / 2 MQ (SS 01/18/09, Exp 03/18/09)
= FREE - $0.65 ($0.33 ea)


IVC DEALS

M&M's Premiums - 2 for $7.00
-$1.00 IVC
Use 2 coupons
-$1.00 MQ (RP 02/01/09, Exp 03/31/09)
=$2 for $4.00 ($2.00 ea)

Pert Plus $3.49
-$1.50 IVC
-$1.00 MQ (SS 01/25/09, Exp 03/31/09)
=$0.99

OTHER DEALS

Advil - $4.00 off Store coupon
-$1.00 MQ (RP 01/25/09, Exp 03/31/09)
=$5.00 off total on Advil

Bayer Breeze 2 or Contour Blood Glucose Monitor - $14.99
-$14.99 MIR (found in box)
= FREE

CVS Deals 2/1-2/7


A new month means a whole new book of deals at CVS! Remember, CVS offers different sale items each week, in addition to the monthly extra care deals found in the book.

Items that are completely free in February after Extra Care Bucks:

$1.99 ECB wyb CVS Children's Chewable Aspirin 36ct limit 1
$4.99 ecb wyb Extreme Energy 6 hour shot limit 1
$7.99 ecb wyb Earinse limit 2


Free or nearly free items on sale this week when combined with a coupon:

L'Oreal Products--on sale B1G1. If there is a product that is $6 or less, buy 2 and use 2 $3/1 coupons from the 01/04 RedPlum insert to get both free.
=Free when you buy 2

Buy 2 Loreal Revitalift Products, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 2)
*Deal*
Buy 2 cleansers or toweletters at $5.99 each
Use 2 $2/1 coupons from the 01/04 RedPlum insert
Spend $7.98 out of pocket
Get $10 ECBs back
Free plus overage after coupons and ECBs

Buy 1 Excedrin 10 ct. at $2.49, Get $2.49 ECBs (Limit 1)
=Free after ECBs

Buy 1 Renuzit TriScents at $5.49, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $5/1 peelies found on some packages
=Free plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 4 assorted Glade products at $2.50 each, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use 2 $1.50/2 jar candle coupons from the 02/01 SmartSource insert or
use 4 $1/1 Scented Oil candle coupons from the 02/01 SmartSource insert
=$0.25-$0.50 each after coupons and ECBs

$2 ECB wyb (2) CVS Cotton Balls @ $1.99 (limit 5)
$1 off 1 CVS Brand Skin Care Product from Beauty Book Coupon exp 3/31/09
buy 2
=Free

$3 ECB wyb Gillette shampoo or conditioner @ $4.99 (limit 5)
$2 off Gillette Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product (2/28/09) P&G 1/18/09
=Free

$3 ECB wyb Beyond Bodiheat pain relieving heat pad 3 ct @ $3.99 (limit 5)
$1 Peelie found on some packages (bright green)
=Free

Buy 1 Renuzit TriScents at $5.49, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 5)
$5/1 peelies found on some packages
=Free plus overage after coupon and ECBs

$3 ECB wyb any Mylanta @ $5.99 (limit 5)
$1 off Mylanta Product, any except trial size (3-31-09) V 1/4/09
$4 off 2 Mylanta Product, any except trial size (3-31-09) V 1/4/09
$3 off any Mylanta product (except 5oz) (2-28-09) V 12/14/08
=Free

$2 ECB wyb Stayfree pads 14-24 ct @ $3.99 (limit 5)
Stayfree Product, any B1G1F up to $7.50 (3-1-09) V 1/4/09
*Deal*
Buy 4 Stayfree pads at $3.99 each
Use 1 $1/2 coupon from the 01/04 RedPlum insert
Use 2 B1G1 coupons
Spend $6.98 out of pocket
Get $8 ECBs

$3 ECB wyb J&J first aid adhesive pads + neosporin 5ct @ $4.99 (limit 5)
$3/2 printable SmartSource
=$1 when you buy 2 ($.50 each)

Other deals of note:

$4 ECB wyb Natural Dentist healthy gums or fluoride rinse $9.99 (16oz) (Limit 5)
$10/2 Rebate Form

$5 ecb wyb Claritin liqui-gels 24 ct (Limit 5)
$3 Claritin Printable

$2 ecb wyb Prilosec 14 ct 11.99 (Limit 5)
$3 off Prilosec OTC (2/28/09) P & G 1/18/09

$4 ecb wyb EPT pregnancy test $13.19 (Limit 1)
$4 off Monistat Yeast Infection Treatment or e.p.t. Product (1-1-10) V 1/4/09

$2 ecb wyb KY 6 piece variety pack, sensual silk liquid, 2 in 1 touch massage, or warming & tingling two 2.5 oz each (Limit 5)
$2 off K-Y Product, any except trial (6-30-09) V 12/7/08
$3 off KY, Tucks or Soothing Care Product (7-1-09) V 1/4/09

$3 ecb wyb CVS supreme boxed diapers twin jumbo pack 52 or 60 ct (Limit 5)

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These are the best deals I see. For a complete list, click here.

I recommend shopping early in the month for the best selection, as always.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Albertson's Deals this week 1/28



Thanks to Rachael for putting these together!

PROMOTIONS:

~ Quadruple Coupons up to .25, Triple Coupons up to .33 and Double Coupons up to .50. Effective thru 2/3/09!

~ Buy one 5 Box Value Pack of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Get One FREE 12" Tombstone Pizza. You get both for ONLY $2.50

~ BUY 10 participating items in a single transaction SAVE $5 INSTANTLY when you buy any combination of 10 participating products. Limit 2 rewards per transaction.

Prices below assume purchasing in multiples of 10 (therefore after $5 instant savings)

* Sobe Life Water, Aquafina FlavorSplash or Alive 20 oz .50
* Lays Potato Chips $1.50
* Pepsi 6 Pack, 24 oz. Bottles or 12 Pack, 12 oz. Cans $2.00
* Nabisco Snack Crackers or Ritz Crackers $2.00
Use: Nabisco Ritz, Wheat Thins or Triscuit, any varieties $2/2 (3-31-09) SS-1/25
FINAL PRICE: $1.00ea
* Capri Sun or Kool-Aid Jammers 10 pack $1.50
* Kool-Aid, Tang or Country Time Canisters 12.3-19 oz $1.50
* Kraft Salad Dressing $1.50
Use: Kraft Salad Dressings, any $1/2 (2-22-09) lv-1/18
Kraft Salad Dressings, any $1/2 (2-22-09) SS-1/18
FINAL PRICE: $1.00ea
* Bull’s-Eye BBQ Sauce $1.50
* Kraft Deluxe or Velveeta Dinners 10-14 oz $1.50
* Post Honey Bunches of Oats 13-18 oz $2.00
Use: Post Cereals, any $1/2 (3-8-09) SS-1/25
FINAL PRICE: $1.50ea
* Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Cookies 14-16 oz. $2.00
* Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip 32oz $2.00
Use: Kraft Mayo, any 24 oz. or larger .75/1 (2-22-09) lv-1/18
Kraft Mayo, any 24 oz. or larger .75/1 (2-22-09) SS-1/18
FINAL PRICE: $1.00
* A1 Steak Sauce 10oz $2.00
* Planters Peanuts 16-20 oz $2.00
* Doritos Tortilla Chips 10.5-13 oz $2.50
* Aquafina 24 Pack or Gatorade 8 Pack $3.99

PRODUCE:

* Apples- Gala $1.00lb
* Avocados- Hass, medium $1.00ea
* Bell peppers- Green .88ea
* Carrots- Mini 1lb bag $1.50
* Cauliflower .99lb
* Grapes- Green Seedless .79lb
* Mushrooms- Monterey sliced or whole 6-8oz $2.00ea
* Oranges- Navel, large .99lb
* Potatoes- Baking .99lb
* Tomatoes- Roma $1.00lb
* Fresh Express Baby Salad Blends $2.50

MEAT:

* Beef- Ground, Moran's 96% Lean $2.99lb
* Beef- Petite Sirloin Steaks, USDA Choice B1G1F (Reg. Price 6.99 lb)
* Beef- Ribeye Steak, USDA Choice, bone-in family pack $3.97lb
* Beef- Top Sirlion Steaks, USDA Choice Boneless
* Pork- Spare Ribs, Bone-in $3.99lb
Use: in-ad coupon Buy 1, Get 2 Free. Expires 2/3/09
FINAL PRICE: 3lbs/$3.99 ($1.33lb wyb 3)

* Hebrew National Beef Franks or Knockwurst 12 oz $5.99 ea
Use: in-ad coupon Buy 1, Get 2 Free. Limit 2 transactions. Expires 2/3/09
FINAL PRICE: 3/$5.99 ($1.99ea wyb 3)

* Hormel Pepperoni $3.49
Use: Hormel Pepperoni Package, any .55/1 (3-14-09) SS-1/18
FINAL PRICE: $2.49

* Hillshire Farms Deli Select Ultra Thin Lunchmeat 8-9oz $3.49
Use: Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeats 8 oz or larger .55/1 (2-15-09) RP2-1/4
FINAL PRICE: $2.49

* Hillshire Farms Lit’l Smokies, Links or Rope Sausage 14-16 oz $2.50
Possible coupons: Hillshire Farm Cocktail Links $1/2 DND (3-31-09) RP-1/25
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage .35/1 DND (3-31-09) RP-1/25
FINAL PRICE: $1.50-$2.00

* Lloyd's BBQ Pork, Chicken or Beef $3.99
Use: Lloyd's Ribs or Lloyd's Tub .75/1 (3-31-09) SS-1/25
Lloyd's BBQ Tub, any .75/1 (2-28-09) SS-12/7
FINAL PRICE: $2.99ea

* Johnsonville Sausage 19.76 oz., Select Varieties $3.99
Use: Johnsonville Smoked or Cooked Sausage, any flavor .35/1 (2-11-09) SS-1/11
$5/3 Johnsonville printable
FINAL PRICE: $2.99 or 6.97 for 3!

DAIRY:

* Shamrock Farms Sour Cream 16 oz $1.50
Use: Shamrock Farms 16oz or larger sour cream .50/1 (3-9-09) SS-1/25
.50 off Printable coupon
FINAL PRICE: .50ea

* Shamrock Farms Cottage Cheese 24 oz $3.39
Use: Shamrock Farms 16oz or larger cottage cheese .50/1 (3-9-09) SS-1/25
.50 off Printable coupon
FINAL PRICE: $2.39

* Shedd’s Spread Country Crock 30-45 oz $2.99
Use: Shedd's Spread Country Crock Spread or Omega Plus, any .35/1 (2-8-09) RP-11/16
Shedd's Spread Country Crock Spread, any .35/1 (4-12-09) RP-1/18
Shedd's Spread Country Crock Calcium Plus Vitamin D Spread, any .50/1 (4-12-09) RP-1/18 *variety included?*
FINAL PRICE: $1.99

* Shamrock Farms Milk gallon $3.00

GROCERY:

* Chex Mix 8-8.75oz $1.00
Use: Cheerios Snack Mix, any size/flavor or any flavor Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack, 4.5 oz. or larger .50/1 (1-31-09) SS-12/7
Cheerios Snack Mix, any size/flavor or any flavor Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack, 4.5 oz. or larger .50/1 (3-21-09) SS-1/25
FINAL PRICE: FREE

* RoTel Diced Tomatoes 10oz $1.00
Use: Rotel Diced Tomatoes 10 oz or larger .30/1 (2-28-09) SS-1/18
FINAL PRICE: .10ea

* Herdez Salsa 16oz $1.00

* Hormel Chili with Beans 15 oz. $1.00
Use: Hormel Chili products, any .55/2 (3-15-09) SS-1/18
FINAL PRICE: .50ea

* M&M’s Plain or Peanut, Snickers Minis or Hershey’s Kisses, Minis or Reese’s $1.50
Possible coupon: Hershey's Miniatures, Kisses or Nuggets Special Dark Chocolates, any 11 oz. or larger $1/1 (2-28-09) SS-11/9
FINAL PRICE: .50-$1.50 (depending on variety -- see coupon)

* Progresso Vegetable Classics $1.00

* Franks Red Hot Sauce $1.50
Use: Frank's RedHot Sauce .35/1 (2-28-09) SS-12/14
Frank's Redhot Sauce.35/1 (5-16-09) SS-1/18
.50 off printable
FINAL PRICE: .50ea

* French's Classic Yellow Mustard $1.50
Use: French's Classic Yellow Mustard .50/1 (5-31-09) SS-1/18
.50 off printable
FINAL PRICE: .50ea

* Lawry's Marinade $2.00
Use: Lawry's Marinade .50/1 (3-15-09) RP-1/18
FINAL PRICE: $1.00ea

* Nature’s Own Bread or Buns B1G1F (save up to $3.39)
Use: Nature's Own bread or buns $1/1 (2-28-09) SS-12/14
Nature's Own bread or buns $1/1 (2-28-09) SS-12/7
FINAL PRICE: $1.39 for 2 (if allow use of 2 coupons)

* Emerald Almonds, Nuts or Cashews 10-11 oz B1G1F (save up to $6.79)
Use: Emerald Nut Products 5oz or larger $1.50/2 (1-31-09) SS-11/9
Emerald Nuts products 5oz or larger $1.50/2 (2-28-09) SS-1/11
FINAL PRICE: $5.29 for 2

FROZEN:

* Blue Bunny Ice Cream 56 oz $2.50

* SuperPretzel $2.00
Use: Superpretzel Product any .75/1 (2-28-09) RP-12/14
SuperPretzel Product any .75/1 (3-25-09) RP-1/25
FINAL PRICE: $1.00

* Red Baron Pizza $3.50
Use: Red Baron pizzas, any $1/2 (4-9-09) SS-1/11
FINAL PRICE: $3.00

BEVERAGES:

* Powerade $1.00
Possible coupon: Powerade Zero, 32 oz. bottle .40/1 (2-15-09) SS1-1/4 *variety included?*
FINAL PRICE: FREE if Zero variety included in sale

Fry's Deals this week 1/28


Thanks again to Rachael for putting these together!

The Mega-Event & Mega deals continue this week -- many of the same deals, a few changes...

MEGA-EVENT:

** Get $5 off your order WYB10 (when you buy 10) participating products.
** Look for special shelf tags in stores since more items may be included.
** Prices listed include the final $5 off.
** Limit 3 rewards per transaction.

$.50 each WYB 10 participating products :

* Snapple, Propel, or Sobe Life Water

* Ro*tel diced tomatoes
USE: Rotel Diced Tomatoes 10 oz or larger .30/1 (2-28-09) SS-1/18
Final Price: FREE

* Hormel Chili with Beans
USE: Hormel Chili products, any .55/2 (3-15-09) SS-1/18
Final Price: FREE


$.75 each WYB 10 participating products:

* Kleenex Facial Tissue 60-200 ct
USE: Kleenex Facial Tissue .50/3 or any (1) Bundle Pack (excluding individual Pocket Pack or Juniors) (2-28-09) AZRepublic-1/4
Kleenex Facial Tissue, any .50/3 or (1) Bundle Pack (1-31-09) SS-12/7
Kleenex Lotion Facial Tissue (excluding individual Pocket Pack or Juniors) .40/1 (2-28-09) (variety included?)
Final Price: FREE - .42 ea


$1.00 each WYB 10 participating products:

* Philadelphia Cream Cheese

* Daisy Sour Cream

* Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers

* Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
USE: Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables, any variety .50/1 (1-31-09) SS-12/7
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables, any variety .50/1 (2-28-09) SS3-1/4
Final Price: FREE

* Amp, Sobe, or Red Bull Energy Drinks

* Cattlemens BBQ Sauce
USE: Printable coupons HERE
Final Price: FREE

* French's Mustard
USE: French's Classic Yellow Mustard .50/1 (5-31-09) SS-1/18
French's Spicy Brown, Honey, Honey Dijon or Horseradish Mustard .75/1 (5-31-09) SS-1/18 (right variety?)
Printables HERE and HERE
Final Price: FREE

* Frank's Red Hot
USE: Printable coupons HERE
Frank's Redhot Sauce.35/1 (5-16-09) SS-1/18
Frank's RedHot Sauce .35/1 (2-28-09) SS-12/14
Final Price: FREE - .30

$1.50 each WYB 10 participating products:

* Lay's Potato Chips

* Nabisco Snack Crackers (Wheat Thins, Triscuit, etc)

* Hungry Man Dinners

* Quaker Cereal
USE: Quaker Cap'n Crunch Cereal, any $1/2 (3-31-09) RP2-1/4 (right variety?)
Final Price: $1.00 ea

* Quaker Instant Oatmeal
USE: Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Quick or Old Fashioned Oats $1/2 (2-28-09) RP-11/16
Quaker Instant Oatmeal, any $1.35/2 (3-31-09) RP2-1/4 or $1/1 Printable
Final Price: .50ea - $1.00

* Quaker Simple Harvest Cereal

* Chex Mix or Bugles Snacks
USE: Cheerios Snack Mix, any size/flavor or any flavor Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack, 4.5 oz. or larger .50/1 (1-31-09) SS-12/7
Final Price: .50

* Orville Redenbacher Popcorn
USE: Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, any variety 3 pack or larger $1/2 (2-28-09) SS-1/18
Orville Redenbacher's Natural Gourmet Popping Corn, any variety 3 pack or larger .40/1 (2-28-09) SS-1/18 (right variety?)
Final Price: $.70 - $1.00

* Heinz Ketchup (32-36 oz)

* Ghirardelli Brownies

* Kelloggs Fruit Snacks

$2.00 each WYB 10 participating products:

* Cheez-It Crackers

* Oscar Mayer Beef or Cheese Franks

* Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunchmeat

* Juicy Juice (64oz)
USE: Nestlé Juicy Juice product .75/1 (4-5-09) SS2-1/4
Final Price: $1.00

* Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies

* Planters Peanuts

* Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip
USE: Kraft Mayo, any 24 oz. or larger .75/1 (2-22-09) SS-1/18
Final Price: $1.00
* Solo Plastic Plates or Cups

* Nature Valley or Fiber One Granola Bars
USE: Nature Valley Granola Bars, any flavor/variety box .50/1 (2-28-09) SS3-1/4
General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars, any flavor box .50/1 (2-28-09) SS3-1/4
Fiber One Chewy Bars, any flavor box .50/1 (3-21-09) SS-1/25
Final Price: $1.00

$2.50 each WYB 10 participating products:

* Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice
USE: Tropicana Pure Premium Juice Products, any 64 oz. $1/2 (3-31-09) RP2-1/4
Final Price: $1.50

* Coffee-Mate liquid creamer (32 oz)
USE: Nestlé Coffee-Mate liquid creamer, any .50/1 (1-24-09 ) RP-11/2
Nestlé Coffee-Mate liquid or powder creamer, any .50/1 (4-5-09) SS2-1/4
Final Price: $1.50

* Gorton's Grilled Fish Fillets

* Totinos Pizza Rolls (29 oz?)
USE: Totino's Pizza Rolls Snacks, any flavor/variety .35/1 (4-11-09) SS-1/18
Totino's Rolls Snacks, any flavor/variety .35/1 (1-31-09) SS-11/9
Totino's Rolls Snacks, any flavor/variety .35/1 (4-4-09) SS-1/11
Final Price: $1.80

* Sara Lee Simple Sweets Pies

* Duncan Hines Brownies or Cookie Bars

* Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice
USE: Tropicana Pure Premium Juice Products, any 64 oz. $1/2 (3-31-09) RP2-1/4
Final Price: $1.50

$3.50 each WYB 10 participating products:

* 24 Pack Aquafina Water

$4.00 each WYB 10 participating products:

* Velveeta Cheese

$4.50 WYB 10 participating products:

* Gatorade 8 pack (20 oz bottles)

* Tyson All Natural Chicken (nuggets, etc.)
Possible Coupons: Tyson Frozen Breaded Bagged product $1/1 (1-31-09) SS-10/19
Tyson Frozen Breaded Boxed product .55/1 (1-31-09) SS-10/19
Tyson Frozen Chicken or Beef Strips $1/1 (4-5-09) SS1-1/4
Final Price: $3.50

* El Monterey Taquitos
Use: El Monterey Taquitos, any $1/1 (1-31-09) SS-10/19
El Monterey Taquitos, any $1/1 (4-30-09) SS-1/25
FINAL PRICE: 3.50

$6.50 WYB 10 participating products:

* Starbucks Coffee


PRODUCE

* Cauliflower - .77 lb
* Broccoli - .77 lb
* Tomatoes, On the Vine, Roma or Large – 10 for $10
* Avocados, Haas – 10 for $10
* Oranges, Navel – 10 lbs for $10
* Mangos – 10 for $10
* Mushrooms, Whole or Sliced – 2 for $3
* Limes – 4 for $1
* Bell Peppers, Red or Yellow – 4 for $5
* Grapes, Green or Red, Seedless – 1.99 lb


MEAT

* New York Strip Steak – 3.97 lb
* Beef Chuck Roast, Boneless – Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
* Ground Beef, Super Lean – 1.97 lb
* Farmer John Half Ham - .88 lb
* Chicken Drumsticks, Thighs or Leg Quarters – 1.19 lb
* Pork Sirloin Chops, Boneless – 2.99 lb
* Bar-S Meat Franks – 10 for $10
* Hillshire Farms Ultra Thins – 3 for $10
Use: Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeats 8 oz or larger .55/1 (2-15-09) RP2-1/4 [correct variety?]
FINAL PRICE: 2.33 each

* Johnsonville Brats – 3.99 each
Use: Johnsonville Brats, any flavor $1/2 (2-11-09) SS-1/11
FINAL PRICE: 3.49 each

* Hillshire Farms Lil Smokies – 2 for $6
Use: Hillshire Farm Cocktail Links $1/2 DND (3-31-09) RP-1/25
FINAL PRICE: 2.50 each

DAIRY

* Kroger Yogurt – 3 for $1

NON-FOOD

* Glass Plus Cleaner – 2 for $4
Use: Glass Plus Product any .50/1 (1-31-09) SS-11/9
FINAL PRICE: 1.00 each

* Pantene or Head & Shoulders Hair Care – 2 for $12
Use: Pantene products, any excluding trial size $3/2 (1-31-09) P&G-12/28
Pantene styling product, hairspray or treatment, any excluding trial size $1/1 (1-31-09) P&G-12/28
Pantene, any 24.5 oz. or larger $2/1 (1-31-09) P&G-12/14
Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner, any $1/1 (1-31-09) P&G-12/28
Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner, any excluding trial size $1/1 (2-28-09) P&G-1/18
FINAL PRICE: 4.00 – 5.00 each

* Pert Plus – 2.50 each
Use: Pert Plus, any 12 oz. or larger $1/1 (2-28-09) SS-1/25
FINAL PRICE: 1.50 each

* OneTouch Ultra Mini or Ultra 2 Glucose Monitor – 19.99
Use: OneTouch Ultra 2 or UltraMini Blood Glucose Monitoring System, up to $20 (1-31-09) RP1-1/4
FINAL PRICE: FREE

* OneTouch UltraSmart Glucose Monitor – 29.99
Use: OneTouch UltraSmart Blood Glucose Monitoring System, up to $30 (1-31-09) RP1-1/4
FINAL PRICE: FREE

Safeway deals this week 1/28

Many thanks to Rachael for putting these all together.

*** 72 Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday ONLY:

* In-Ad coupon for Pepsi & Coke 12pks. - 4 for $7.99
* Johnsonville Bratwurst Sausage - 1.99 (Limit 4)
* Hass Avocados - .48 each
* CPK Frozen Pizzas - 3.99
* 30 pk. Bud, Coors or Miller cans - $16.77

*** Buy 5 Save $5 Limit 1 offer per transaction. Prices listed WYB5.

* 6 Pack Pepsi 24 oz bottles
* Doritos Tortilla Chips $2.00
* Quaker Quakes Rics Snacks $2.00
USE:Quaker rice snack product, any $1/1 (3-31-09) RP-1/18
Final Price: $1.00
* 8 pack Gatorade $4.50
* Pepsi 24 pack cans $4.50
* Lipton Iced Tea 12 16.9 oz bottles $4.50
* 6 pack Aquafina 16.9 oz bottles $2.00

PRODUCE:

* Assorted Party Trays -9.99
* California Navel Oranges- 10 POUNDS FOR $10
* Crisp Fuji Apples- 1.29 lb
* Eating Right(TM) Baby Peeled Carrots- 1.98 ea
* Hass Avocados - .48 each
* Large Lemons-2 for $1
* O Organics(TM) Salad Blends- 1.98 ea
* Red Seedless Grapes- 78¢ lb
* Tangelo Minneolas- 1.29 lb
* Tree Ripe Yellow Nectarines- $2.29 lb
* Tree Ripe Yellow Peaches- 1.99 lb
* Vine Ripe Tomatoes- 98¢ lb
* Whole or Sliced White Mushrooms- 2 for $3

DAIRY:

* Florida's Natural Orange Juice- 4.99
* Lucerne® Shredded or Chunk Cheese -5.99
* Lucerne® Spreadable Butter - 1.99
* Lucerne® String Cheese- 2 for $7
* Lucerne® Yogurt - 10 for $5
* Nesquik Flavored Milk - 3 for $5
* O Organics(TM) Milk gallon -5.99
* Rondelé Cheese Spreads- 5.99 ea
* Tropicana Pure Premium -2 for $5
USE: Tropicana Pure Premium Juice Products, any 64 oz. $1/2 (3-31-09) RP2-1/4

MEAT:

* 96% Lean Ground Beef- 1.88 lb.
* Assorted Pork Loin Chops - 2.49 lb
* Ball Park Beef Franks -BUY 1 GET 1 FREE
USE:
- Ball Park Franks (any variety) $1/2 DND (2-28-09) RP-1/25
* Beef Back Ribs - 1.59 lb.
* Beef Chuck Flanken Style Ribs-3.99 lb
* Boneless Skinless Sanderson Chicken Breasts- $3.99 lb
* Buddig Deli Cuts Lunchmeat- 2 for $7
USE:
- Buddig Deli Cuts, any 12 oz. or 16 oz. package $1/1 (1-31-09) RP-10/12
- Buddig Deli Cuts, any 12 oz. or 16 oz. package $1/1 (4-30-09) RP-1/18
* Cornish Game Hens- 1.99 lb
* Lloyd's Shredded BBQ Meats or Smokies -3.99
USE:
- Lloyd's Ribs or Lloyd's Tub .75/1 (3-31-09) SS-1/25
- Lloyd's BBQ Tub, any .75/1 (2-28-09) SS-12/7
Jennie-O Turkey Store Lean Ground Turkey- 2 for $7
* Hillshire Farm Thin or Hearty Sliced Lunchmeat- 2 for $7
* Hebrew National Beef Franks- BUY 1 GET 1 FREE
* Oscar Mayer Meat Wieners-BUY 1 GET 1 FREE
* Tyson Breaded Chicken Selections- BUY 1 GET 1 FREE

FROZEN:

* Dreyer's Dibs - 2 for $6
* Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream- 2.49
* Eggo Frozen Breakfast - 2 for $4
* Freschetta Pizza - 2 for $9
* Lean Cuisine Meals or Paninis - 4 for $11
* Lucerne® Novelties - 2 for $7
* Nestlé Novelties - 2 for $6
* New York Texas Toast - 2 for $5
* Red Baron Classic Pizza - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE
* Safeway Frozen Potatoes - 2 for $6
* T.G.I. Friday's Party Size Appetizers - 7.99
* Totino's Pizza Rolls -6.99

GROCERY:

* Bill Johnson's BBQ sauce-BUY 1 GET 1 FREE
* Bush's Homestyle Chili-10 ITEMS FOR $10
* Campbell's Chunky Soup- 99¢
USE:
- Campbell's Chunky soup or chili, any .50/4 (3-1-09) SS-1/18
- Campbell's Chunky Soup, any cans .50/4 (1-25-09) SS-12/14
* Classico Pasta Sauce- 2 for $5
* Del Monte Canned Vegetables-5 for $4
* Doritos® Tortilla Chips -2.00
* French's Mustard - 2 for $3
USE:
- French's Classic Yellow Mustard .50/1 (5-31-09) SS-1/18
- French's Mustard, .50 off & Various French's Products, Printable
* Heinz Ketchup - 2 for $4
* KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce - 2 for $4
* Kashi 7 Whole Grain Pilaf - 2 for $4
* Kellogg's Corn Flakes -1.88
USE:
- Kellogg's Smart Start, Rice Krispies, Crispix, Raisin Bran Crunch, Corn Flakes and/or Raisin Bran Cereals, any flavor 11.2 oz or larger $1.50/2 (3-1-09) RP-1/18
* Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars - 2 for $6
USE:
- Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars, any flavor 6 ct. or larger $1/2 (3-8-09) SS-1/11
* Lay's Potato Chips -1.49
* Nabisco Ritz or Nilla Wafers - 2 for $5
USE:
- Nabisco Ritz, Wheat Thins or Triscuit, any varieties $2/2 (3-31-09) SS-1/25
* Nabisco Snack Crackers or Toasted Chips -1.69
* Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE
USE:
- Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, any variety 3 pack or larger $1/2 (2-28-09) SS-1/18
- Orville Redenbacher's Natural Gourmet Popping Corn, any variety 3 pack or larger .40/1 (2-28-09) SS-1/18
- Orville Redenbacher, Popcorn, $1 off 1, Printable
* Pace Picante or Salsa - 2 for $5
USE:
- Pace Picante or Salsa, 15 oz. or larger .50/2 (3-22-09) SS-1/25
- Pace Picante or Salsa, any 15 oz. or larger .50/2 (2-16-09) SS-12/14
* Peter Pan Peanut Butter - 2 for $5
* Planters Peanuts - 2 for $5
* Quaker Oatmeal-2 for $5
USE:
- Quaker Old Fashioned or Quick Oats, any 18 oz. or larger .60/1 (3-31-09) RP2-1/4
- Other varieties included?
* Tostidos Tortilla Chips -2 for $6
* Vlasic Pickles -2 for $5
* Best Foods Mayonnaise- 2 for $5
USE:
- Best Foods Product, any 18 oz. or larger .60/1 (2-1-09) RP-11/16
- Best Foods Product, any 18 oz. or larger .60/1 (4-4-09) RP-1/18

NON-FOOD:

* Huggies OR training pants- $14.99
USE:
- Huggies diapers, any $1.50/1 (2-15-09) SS-1/11
- Huggies Pullups $2/1 (4/18/09)lv1-1
* Cottonelle Bath Tissue or Viva Paper Towels- 12.99
USE:
- Cottonelle Toilet Paper, any 4-packs .50/2 or (1) 12-pack or larger (2-22-09) SS-1/11
* Bright Green(TM) Cleaners- Bright Green(TM) Cleaners
* Aquafresh Toothpaste- 1.29
* Axe Shampoo or Conditioner- 4.99
* Axe or Lever Body Wash, Deodorant or Body Spray- 3.99
* Dixie Value Pack Plates or Safeway Cold Cups- 3.99
USE:
- Dixie Ultra plates or bowls, any .35/1 (2-16-09) RP-11/1

Thursday, January 29, 2009

CVS Advisor Panel



I've mentioned over and over the tremendous benefit that shopping at CVS has had on our family budget and this is just one more way that you can take advantage of all the programs they have to offer! Here is a link to the CVS Advisory board. If you sign up with your ECB card number, you may be occasionally contacted to give your opinions and be rewarded with 10 ECBs or more just for giving your opinion!

Old Navy - Addt'l 50% off clearance again



If you missed it a few weeks ago, it's back online again! Take an EXTRA 50% off all clearance items! I got tons of things a few weeks ago for as little as $0.99 and $1.99 so here's your chance!

* 5 DAYS ONLY--exclusively online
* Enter promo code HALFOFF at checkout.
* Add a Piperlime item to your order to get free shipping.
* Go through ebates and get 3% cash back! (and if you don't already have an account, use my email as a referral and we both get benefits: beccaneck at yahoo dot com)

Good Morning Sunshine!

I think that God is in the process of teaching me that I can get by on much less sleep that I can imagine. You see, when we moved, we also moved Kylie from her crib into her big girl bed. For no reason other than we thought it would be easier to not put her crib back together again. Let's just say I would put the crib back together 1000 times over looking back! Kylie has always been an amazing sleeper and we had a reputation going for that, and I mean she would go to bed at 7pm and wake up around 8am. I know we had it lucky and we had a great thing going, but my body has always needed sleep. Well, since the move to the big bed, Kylie has decided that she wants to get up before the sun and come wake mommy & daddy around 5:45am every morning. Now, I might be able to handle it if this was even 6:45am, but let's just say that we've been missing a lot of sleep around here. She must have a seriously overworked internal time clock because when she's up, she's up!

My gracious husband is almost always the one to jump out of bed and take Kylie in to watch the WonderPets or Care Bears or Toy Story and let mom sleep until he goes to work or I wake up (normally the latter!) Well, on one lovely pre-dawn morning this week when daddy was on shift, Kylie decided to awake even earlier, at 5:15am despite missing her nap the previous day. That morning, she absolutely did need her beauty rest and her internal clock needed some new batteries :) She also decided that she would start waking us up completely naked, diaper and all. This was also one of these such mornings! Finally, after many tears and fighting not to go back to bed, I awoke again at 7:15 to come into her room and find this:

Kylie fast asleep, completely naked (picture has been censored :) ) on her Dora sleeping bag in her closet!!! I couldn't help but love her more at that moment than any other 5:45am moments! Honey, this is one that will definitely be shown in the wedding montage!

Target 75% Off Sales


Yippee! I'm super excited about my trip to target today! I heard that they were having their annual 75% off post-Christmas sale and boy did I hear correctly! Last year, I stocked up on all our gifts for the year at this sale, and I was able to do the same thing again this year! I just finished adding up my receipt and I got more than $758 worth of merchandise, and with the 75% discount, I only paid $175 for all of it!!! I attached a picture below (excluding the wagon which I have to go back tomorrow and pick up because it wouldn't fit in my car) and my tally included the following:



Step 2 wagon (Yahoo!!! This alone is listed for $99 on Target's website)
3 Care bears
2 digital trivial pursuit games
blow up kids mattress
10 person Coleman tent
little tikes soccer ball pit
flower princess play tent
mr potato head
preemie cabbage patch kid
kids barbie camera
art desk
kids digital art studio
new towels & bath mats for Kylie's new bathroom
and more!!!

There was clearance sections thruout the entire store, so if you have a few minutes to go wander the aisles for yourself, you might find some great deals too! Because of this sale, I'm set for gifts for this year and they are amazing! It is so gratifying to be a good steward of the financial resources the Lord has entrusted to me and I'm so thankful that I've learned how to make our money go so far. It's my passion to teach this information my readers and I am so excited for you to become successful yourselves! Please leave a comment and ask a question and/or tell me your great success stories!

Then, I quickly ran into CVS to pick up my free Dove Beauty bars and then to Walgreens to pick up my free Hershey's candy bars (most of the other free stuff I had to get rainchecks for.) You can see the original posts here and here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

$25 Prescription Coupon from Walgreens

If you fill prescriptions, these are a great way to save a little money on your groceries each month. Use this link for a $25 Walgreen's coupon with a transferred prescription. In my experience, most grocery stores will ad-match these too.

Also, in today's Safeway circular in Phoenix, there is a $30 clip-out coupon for a new or transferred prescription!

Restaurant.com 70% Off Sale

For those of you that aren't familiar with Restaurant.com, they are a website that offers gift certificates to restaurants around the country at a discount. Most are $10 off or $25 off. Many of the certificates are more like coupons and have several stipulations associated with them, for example minimum $35 purchase, minimum 2 drink purchase, etc, so be sure to read the fine print!

They often run great sales and now is one of those times with 70% off! It's a great way to try new restaurants at a fraction of the price. Last night, my hubby and I went to dinner using one of these and had a wonderful dinner for about 20% of what it would have cost! And the food was amazing! It was Sam's Cafe in Phoenix, AZ.

Go here and enter the code SUPER at checkout for the additional discount. Make sure you confirm the correct price after entering the code and remember to read the fine print!

Free Animal from Build A Bear


If you sign up for Build-a-Bear's e-newsletter, in a few weeks you should receive an email that includes a coupon for a FREE animal (up to a $12.00 value). I just signed up so I haven't received anything yet, but Kylie has a gift certificate to use her so this coupon will make it go that much further! I'm told they also send out coupons around each holiday for additional FREE animals or discounts. Be aware, the parent must sign up with their birthdate as they won't allow anyone under 13 years to register. Scroll down to the bottom right corner of the home page for the newsletter sign up.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Walgreen's Deals - 1/25 - 1/31

Printer cartridge refill (at photo counters)--$5
Submit for $5 January EasySaver rebate
Free after rebate

Reynolds Foil Wrap 20 sq. ft.--$0.89 after in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 from 12/14 SmartSource insert
Free after coupons

Reese's Whipps--on sale buy one get one free (2/$0.98) with in-ad coupon
Use $1/2 coupon from 1/4 insert
Free after coupons

Hershey's Chocolate Bars--on sale buy one get one free (2/$0.98) with in-ad coupon
Use buy one get one coupon from 1/25 inserts
Free after coupons

Carefree Pantiliners--$0.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $0.50/1 internet printable
$0.49 each after coupons

Revlon Colorsilk--$1.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 from 1/11 insert
$0.99 after coupons

Edge Shaving Gel--$1.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 coupon in EasySaver catalog
$0.99 each after coupons

Walgreens Cold Medicine--on sale buy one, get one free (2/$3.99)
Buy 6 and submit for the January EasySaver rebate--Get $10 back when you buy six select products
Pay $11.97 out of pocket plus tax
Get $10 EasySaver rebate back
$1.97 for six after rebate

REGISTER REWARDS DEALS

Buy 1 Colgate Toothpaste at $2.99, Get $2 Register Reward
Use $0.75/1 from 1/18 SmartSource insert
$0.24 after coupon and Register Reward

Buy 8 Degree deodorants at $1.99 each (after in-ad coupon) Get $10 Register Reward Use 4 $1.50/2 coupons from the 1/11 RedPlum inserts
Free after coupons and Register Reward

JANUARY FREE-AFTER-REBATE DEALS
Revlon Matte Collection Blush or Eyeliner $9.99, Revlon Matte Collection Lipstick $7.99, or
Revlon Matte Collection Eye Shadow $4.99
Use $2/1 or $1/1 from recent SmartSource inserts
Free plus $1-$2 overage after coupon and full rebate

Orajel Cold Sore Medicine--$8.49
Use $1/1 from the 10/26 SmartSource insert or the 1/18 inserts
Free plus $1 overage after coupon and full rebate
Plus, send in for the full manufacturer's rebate found in the 1/18 inserts to make this an even bigger money-maker!


AutoExpressions Vent Fresh Elite Auto Air Freshener--$4.99
Send in for full manufacturer's rebate here
Free plus overage after both rebates

Mimi's Cafe: Free Breakfast

A huge thanks to Pam for passing along this deal!

Mimi's Cafe has been one of my favorte restaurants for a while, and once we had kids the fact that they bring a plate full of healthy goodies the moment you are seated, it's definitely one of the best family friendly restaurants around! If you go to their website and sign up for their E-Club. They send you a coupon good for a free breakfast, then they also send you something on your birthday! Their muffins are especially wonderful too!

Free Appetizer at Macaroni Grill



We received a generous gift card to Macaroni Grill for Christmas, so before heading out to use it the other night, I did a google search for Macaroni Grill coupoons. As you can probably imagine, I came across directions for how to get a coupon for a free appetizer so I thought I would share it with all of you. Sign up for their Mac Pack here and they will email you a coupon for the free appetizer!

Macaroni Grill currently has a great dinner promo that includes a salad, entree, & dessert for only $12! Both my hubby & I got our own meal, split the free appetizer, and we definitely didn't forget the frozen belinni :) A fabulous meal and we only spent $35for a full course dinner. Actually we didn't spend anything since it was a gift card. Then we headed to Harkins movie to use the free tickets we got from Old Navy when they were running a pre-holiday promotion. So, in honor of Visa, in case they want me to do a review of one of their products, to recap our evening:

Macaroni Grill dinner: Free with another $15 left to spend
Harkins movie: free and another 2 movie passes to use this week
A morning to sleep in past my 2 year old's 5:46 am wake-up call: PRICELESS!!!

A few great Target deals 1/25-1/31



Thanks to Pam, here are a few baby product deals at Target this week!

Kashi Cereal Bars (10 ct) - $2.67 each
Use $2/1 printable
$0.67 each after coupon

Huggies Baby Wipes (60-80 ct) - $1.99 each
Use $0.50/1 in 1/11 Smart Source insert
$1.49 each after coupon

Pampers Baby Wipes (60-77 ct) - $1.99 each
Use $0.50/1 in 12/28 P&G insert
$1.49 each after coupon

Big Lots 20% off Total purchase coupon



Big Lots Buzz Club members can go here until February 1 to print a coupon for 20% off your entire order. If you're not a member, just sign up here in order to use the coupon.

I've been able to catch some pretty good deals at Big Lots. I've found beautiful fake rose petals for super cheap for my wedding, cute baby shower invitations, cheap Luvs diapers, make-up supplies, greeting cards and more. Add another 20% savings and you can walk away a big winner!

50 photo prints for $1


Here is an offer for a great photo deal. Better act fast because these codes often expire quickly!

York Photo is currently offer 50 Prints for one dollar!

First, click here to register. You will get 30 free prints!

Next, you will want to upload your photos. You will be getting 50 for $1!

Check out with your 50 free prints.

Use code L4ABUCK

It will bring your total price down to $1.00 for all 50!

You will end up spending approx. $4.44 for 50 prints, or a bit over 8 cents per each.

Enjoy!

CVS Deals 1/25- 1/31

Thanks to MoneySavingMom, here are the best deals at CVS this week:

******ECB DEALS******

Buy 1 Gillette Fusion Gamer (note: these are not supposed to be available in stores until January 30, 2009), Venus Breeze Spa, or Embrace Sister at $7.99, Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $4/1 Gillette coupon from the 12/28 P&G insert
Or, use $4/1 Venus Embrace coupon from Vocalpoint mailers
Free after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Head and Shoulders, Gillette, Pantene Restoratives or Expressions Shampoo, Conditioner, Mask, or Balm at $4.99, Earn $3 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $2/1 Gillette coupon from 1/18 P&G insert
Or, buy 2 and use the $3/2 Pantene coupon from the 12/28 P&G insert
Or, use the $1/1 Head and Shoulders coupon from the 1/18 P&G insert
Free to $0.99 per item after the coupon and ECBs

Buy $20 worth of Pepsi products, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1) Includes Aquafina, Gatorade, Propel, Sobe, Lays, Stacy's chips, Starbucks Frappuccinos, Tostitos
(Check your flier/store signs for more specifics.)
There's also a Pepsi/Lays coupon offer here you might want to check out if you're considering doing this deal.

*Deal*
Buy 7 bags of Stacy's pita chips at $3 each
Use 7 $1.50/1 coupons from the 1/25 insert
Spend $10.50 plus tax out of pocket
Get $10 ECBs back
Final cost: $0.50 after ECBs & coupons


Buy $20 worth of Huggies products, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
There were $1.50/1 coupons in the 1/11 SmartSource insert
Or, there are $2/1 Pull-ups coupons here

******NON-ECB DEALS******

Mentos Gum--on sale B1G1 (2 for $1.69).
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from the 12/14 SmartSource insert
free after the coupons and sale

Dove Beauty Bars--on sale $0.99
Use the $1/1 coupon from 11/02 RedPlum insert
free after the coupon

Pert Plus Shampoo or Sure Deodorant--on sale for $1.99.
Use the $1/1 coupons here or here to get these for $0.99 each after coupon.


******JANUARY ECB DEALS******

If you haven't taken advantage of the January ECB deals, here are the freebies. I haven't been able to find anymore SoyJoy bars in the last week anywhere here in Phoenix, but you might get lucky!

Buy 1 Children's Throat Cooler Ice Pops at $4.99, Get $4.99 ECBs (Limit 5)
Buy 2 and use B1G1 printable here or B1G1 from the 12/07 SmartSource insert
(There are also reportedly $1/1 coupons in the boxes.)
Free plus overage after coupons and ECBs

Buy SoyJoy bars 6-pack at $6.00, Earn $6 ECBs (reportedly working up to a limit of 10 but you must split up your transactions to 5 6-packs or less per purchase in order to earn the ECBs)
Use $1/5 coupon here or $3/10 coupon from 1/04 SmartSource insert
Free plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Nasogel Drip Free Gel Spray 1.52 oz. at $7.99, Get $7.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $2/1 printable here
Free plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Nutra Trim Weight Management Chewing Gum 48 ct. at $3.99, Get $3.99 ECBs (Limit 3)
Free after ECBs

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Try Me Free: Pert Plus for Men - mail in rebate


Try the new Pert Plus for Men for free with their full mail in rebate. Go to try pert plus free where you can go to get a full rebate form. Just mail in the store receipt with the UPC code written down on the back by 1/31/10.

A full rebate (up to $3.99) will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks. Make this deal a money-maker by using the $1/1 coupon in the 1/25 Smart Source insert or this $1/1 printable coupon.

Free Journal from Oprah

O, The Oprah Magazine is giving away a special, limited edition Fresh Start journal valued at $15!

Be among the first 2,000 readers to send in a receipt for a Walgreens or Walgreens.com purchase from the specially selected products in the “Fresh Start” section below, or a 3 x 5 card (without purchase) with your name & address, and you’ll receive an exclusive, limited-edition Fresh Start journal from O, The Oprah Magazine.*

Send your Walgreens receipt, a print-out of your online Walgreens.com order confirmation, or a 3 x 5 card with your name and address, to:

Fresh Start
P.O. Box 1708
Sandusky, OH 44871-1708

Friday, January 23, 2009

McDonald's 12 FREE coupons for $1



The McDonald’s coupon booklets are back just in time for Valentine’s Day. For just $1 get 12 coupons. From what I’ve read, these are for 3 free hamburgers, 3 free small cones, 3 free apple dippers or small fries, and 3 free apple juices or milk jugs. I'm going to try to pick at least one of these booklets up this weekend! These make great Valentine's gifts, especially if you have friends to send gifts to in other states! In the past, these have typically been good for about 2 months after they are available and I've heard that they are pretty strict about only using 1 coupon per visit.

Just to clarify, you pick these up at your local McDonald's :)

Label Maker $ 9.99 & Free Shipping at Costco.com


Okay, this is for all you organization junkies like myself! If you ever wanted to start making labels for every drawer in your house, now is definitely the time to do it! Costco.com has the Brother P-Touch 1010B label maker for only $10.50 shipped to my house! (If you're not a costco member, there is an additional $0.50 charge added to your order.) The cheapest I found this online elsewhere is $34.97 so this is a huge savings. I know I'm going to be stalking the UPS guy waiting for this to arrive. Having just moved, I feel like I'm in a nesting stage all over again and this will make my house & office feel so much more organized!

Ann Taylor Loft Additional 40% off Clearance Sale



I just received notice that Ann Taylor Loft has begun their additional 40% off sale prices in stores only. I've been known to get some pretty amazing deals during this sale, so if you're in the market for some great clothes at great prices, go check them out!

FREE Chipotle on Jan 31- AZ Residents

Are you ready for some football?!? Are you ready for a Superbowl?!? Even better are you ready for some Chipotle?!? And if it couldn't get any better, how about some FREE Chipotle?!?

That's right Arizona Cardinal fans & residents, on January 31st from 2-4pm, Arizona Chipotle restaurants are giving away a free burrito, bowl, or taco for absolutely FREE as long as you are wearing red in support of our hometown team. It's one huge Big Red Pep Rally!

I have to admit that I haven't been the biggest fan of the cardinals, however I'll certainly put on my best red for a great and filling free meal. My husband is all about this restaurant, so we'll see you there!

Thanks for finding this awesome deal Rachael!

6 Free Valentines Cards Shipped!

Visit Stories by Everyone and you will get 6 Free Photo Valentine's Cards including free shipping! Just click on "Create your Valentines Now" to get started and remember to use the code valentine at checkout under "Have a coupon?" to take advantage of this free offer. Click on "Recalculate" after you enter your coupon code to see that your order is $0 with free shipping. Your box of 6 cards would normally cost $5.34 before shipping. You do not have to enter any credit card information, simply click on "Submit your order" and leave that form blank. You should receive a confirmation by email for your order. This was super quick and now I have cute valentines cards for the family!

This photo website is by Scrapbooks Etc (a Better Homes and Garden magazine). There are 10 different Valentines designs. My order went thru successfully and the total was $0.00 and I didn't have to enter my credit card info either. This offer expires on February 1, 2009.

Here are click-by-click instructions on how to create your free Valentine's photo card and redeem this free offer:

1. I had to use Internet Explorer as my web browser for this offer because when I used Firefox I was unable to upload any photos. If you are having problems, try switching to IE.

2. Go to http://stories.scrapbooksetc.com/landings/valentine0209.php

3. Click on the red box "Create your Valentines Now" in the bottom right-hand corner.

4. Select one of the ten Valentine's Cards by clicking on the design you want

5. Click on the green button "build now"

6. Account Setup: create a new account by entering your first name, last name, email address and password. You can uncheck the box if you don't want to receive the weekly update newsletter from Scrapbooks etc.

7. Click on "Upload Photos" button below the preview of the design you selected. Or you can click on the "My Photos" in the top menu and then click on "Upload Photos".
8. Click on "Add Photos" and select a photo from your computer to upload.

9. Click on "Start Upload"

10. After you've successfully uploaded your photo, click on the text link "Go back to My Photos"

11. Click on "Back to Book" button in the top right-hand corner. They use the term "book" to refer to any photo project including cards.

12. You will see the Valentine card design you previously selected with your uploaded photo below it. Click on your photo and drag it onto the card.

13. Select the blue "Edit" button in the top right-hand corner of the photo to make changes to your photo and the border. Then click on "Done" button.

14. Click the "Preview" button to look at your design and confirm that you are done with your editing.

15. Click the "Order" button below the preview of your photo card.

16. Click "Continue Checkout" because the default package size is "Box of 6" and that is what the free offer is for.

17. You'll see your Shopping Cart with a subtotal of $5.34. You need to enter the coupon code valentine in the box under the text "Have a coupon?"

18. Click on "Recalculate" button after you enter the coupon code and you will see your subtotal change to $0.00.

19. Fill out your mailing address under the "Billing Information" then click the box at the bottom to copy it over to the "Shipping Information". Click on the "Next" button.

20. You should see your order summary with a total of $0.00. Click on the "Next" button.

21. Don't fill out any credit card information! Just leave it blank and click on "Place Order"

22. You're done! You'll see an Order Summary and you'll also receive an email with your order number.

Thanks to Pam for alerting me to this deal!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fry's - Grocery FREEBIES this week only



This week, there are some awesome FREE deals to be had at Fry's!!! I've highlighted the best deals below, but check out Rachel's blog to see the full recap of the week. In my experience, these items fly off the shelf pretty quickly so my advice is to go sooner rather than later!

Promotion Details:
** Get $5 off your order WYB10 (when you buy 10) participating products.
** Look for special shelf tags in stores since more items may be included.
** Prices listed include the final $5 off.
** Limit 3 $5 off rewards per transaction.


$.50 each WYB 10 participating products:
* Snapple, Propel, or Sobe Life Water

* Ro*tel diced tomatoes
USE: Rotel Diced Tomatoes 10 oz or larger .30/1 (2-28-09) SS-1/18
Final Price: FREE

* Hormel Chili with Beans
USE: Hormel Chili products, any .55/2 (3-15-09) SS-1/18
Final Price: FREE


$.75 each WYB 10 participating products:
* Kleenex Facial Tissue 60-200 ct
USE: Kleenex Facial Tissue .50/3 or any (1) Bundle Pack (excluding individual Pocket Pack or Juniors) (2-28-09) AZRepublic-1/4
Kleenex Facial Tissue, any .50/3 or (1) Bundle Pack (1-31-09) SS-12/7
Kleenex Lotion Facial Tissue (excluding individual Pocket Pack or Juniors) .40/1 (2-28-09) (variety included?)
Final Price: FREE - .42 ea


$1.00 each WYB 10 participating products:
* Philadelphia Cream Cheese

* Daisy Sour Cream

* Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers

* Ken's Salad Dressing
USE: Ken's Dressings, any $1/1 (2-28-09) SS-1/11
Final Price: FREE

* Kraft Cheese Singles (includes 2%)
USE: Possible .75/1 Blinkies
Final Price: FREE - .25

* Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
USE: Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables, any variety .50/1
(1-31-09) SS-12/7
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables, any variety .50/1
(2-28-09) SS3-1/4
Final Price: FREE

* Amp, Sobe, or Red Bull Energy Drinks

* Cattlemens BBQ Sauce
USE: Printable coupons HERE
Final Price: FREE

* French's Mustard
USE: French's Classic Yellow Mustard .50/1 (5-31-09) SS-1/18
French's Spicy Brown, Honey, Honey Dijon or Horseradish Mustard .75/1
(5-31-09) SS-1/18 (right variety?)
Printables HERE and HERE
Final Price: FREE

* Frank's Red Hot
USE: Printable coupons HERE
Frank's Redhot Sauce.35/1 (5-16-09) SS-1/18
Frank's RedHot Sauce .35/1 (2-28-09) SS-12/14
Final Price: FREE - .30


$1.50 each WYB 10 participating products:
* Lay's Potato Chips

* Nabisco Snack Crackers (Wheat Thins, Triscuit, etc)

* Hungry Man Dinners

* Nature Valley or Fiber One Granola Bars
USE: Nature Valley Granola Bars, any flavor/variety box .50/1 (2-28-09) SS3-1/4
General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars, any flavor box .50/1 (2-28-09) SS3-1/4
Final Price: .50

* Quaker Cereal
USE: Quaker Cap'n Crunch Cereal, any $1/2 (3-31-09) RP2-1/4 (right variety?)
Final Price: $1.00 ea

* Quaker Instant Oatmeal
USE: Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Quick or Old Fashioned Oats $1/2 (2-28-09)
RP-11/16
Quaker Instant Oatmeal, any $1.35/2 (3-31-09) RP2-1/4 or $1/1 Printable
Final Price: .50ea - $1.00

* Quaker Simple Harvest Cereal

* Chex Mix or Bugles Snacks
USE: Cheerios Snack Mix, any size/flavor or any flavor Chex Mix or Chex 100
Calorie Snack, 4.5 oz. or larger .50/1 (1-31-09) SS-12/7
Final Price: .50

* Orville Redenbacher Popcorn
USE: Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, any variety 3 pack or larger
$1/2 (2-28-09) SS-1/18
Orville Redenbacher's Natural Gourmet Popping Corn, any variety 3 pack or
larger .40/1 (2-28-09) SS-1/18 (right variety?)
Final Price: $.70 - $1.00

* Heinz Ketchup (32-36 oz)

* Ghirardelli Brownies

* Kelloggs Fruit Snacks


$2.00 each WYB 10 participating products:
* Cheez-It Crackers
* Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice
USE: Tropicana Pure Premium Juice Products, any 64 oz. $1/2 (3-31-09) RP2-1/4
Final Price: $1.50

* Oscar Mayer Beef or Cheese Franks

* Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunchmeat

* Juicy Juice (64oz)
USE: Nestlé Juicy Juice product .75/1 (4-5-09) SS2-1/4
Final Price: $1.00

* Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies

* Planters Peanuts


$2.50 each WYB 10 participating products:
* Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip
USE: Kraft Mayo, any 24 oz. or larger .75/1 (2-22-09) SS-1/18
Final Price: $1.50

* Coffee-Mate liquid creamer (32 oz)
USE: Nestlé Coffee-Mate liquid creamer, any .50/1 (1-24-09 ) RP-11/2
Nestlé Coffee-Mate liquid or powder creamer, any .50/1 (4-5-09) SS2-1/4
Final Price: $1.50

* Gorton's Grilled Fish Fillets

* Totinos Pizza Rolls (29 oz?)
USE: Totino's Pizza Rolls Snacks, any flavor/variety .35/1 (4-11-09) SS-1/18
Totino's Rolls Snacks, any flavor/variety .35/1 (1-31-09) SS-11/9
Totino's Rolls Snacks, any flavor/variety .35/1 (4-4-09) SS-1/11
Final Price: $1.80

* Sara Lee Simple Sweets Pies

* Duncan Hines Brownies or Cookie Bars


$3.50 each WYB 10 participating products:
* 24 Pack Aquafina Water


$4.50 WYB 10:
* Gatorade 8 pack (20 oz bottles)

* Tyson All Natural Chicken (nuggets, etc.)
Possible Coupons: Tyson Frozen Breaded Bagged product $1/1 (1-31-09) SS-10/19
Tyson Frozen Breaded Boxed product .55/1 (1-31-09) SS-10/19
Tyson Frozen Chicken or Beef Strips $1/1 (4-5-09) SS1-1/4
Final Price: $3.50

Thanks again to Rachael for compiling these!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Big Girl

I post these pictures only for the reason that this girl of mine is just too darn cute and this is my blog to show her off to the world!!! The weather has been absolutely amazing the past week so we've spent almost every day outdoors at our neighborhood park. They just put sun covers over the play equipment so we can be there for hours and be protected from the sun (thinking of you mom!). Here are a few snapshots from our past few days of fun!



But how do I get out there?


She actually looked at the camera and smiled!


I can't see you so you can't see me!


Just remember this cute face next time I disobey you mom!

$5 off $25 coupon at Petco

Use this printable Petco coupon to get $5 off any in-store purchase of $25 or more! This was perfect timing for us as we just got Buster groomed! Check out how cute his picture is below! Expires Feb 15, 2009.

Our first baby, Buster!

Walgreens: Orajel moneymaker

In last Sunday's paper, there was a coupon for $1/1 Orajel and an $8 rebate to go along with it.

At Walgreens, they have an easysaver catalog that offers several items for free each month when you submit your receipts via mail or online. For the month of January, the Orajel Cold Sore Brush or the 8-Pack of Patches are free after rebate. Purchase 1 of these items at Walgreens for $8.49 and use the $1/1 coupon. Then submit your receipt online on the Walgreens website to get this refund back either by check, or on a Walgreens gift card. (When you get to the website, click on the box that says EasySaver catalog in the middle of the page and register.) If you choose the gift card option, they give you an additional 10% back onto the card. You'll make $1 (minus tax) after the instant coupon and EasySaver rebate from Walgreens.

Then, send in the receipt along with the rebate form that was in Sunday's paper with the $1 coupon and you'll make another $8 minus the stamp!

Hoorray Free Photo Book - Offer Extended

Updated 1/21
If you weren't able to take advantage of the free photo album offer from Hoorray.com, they've extended the date to do this until 1/25. That means you still have a few days left to download all your Christmas pictures in time to make your free album! Use the code bzzalbum and just pay $7.95 shipping. I completed mine and it took about 2 hours to load all my pictures and lay them out. This program doesn't have as many options as Shutterfly or Snapfish, which made it a bit faster. I hope the quality is just as great though!

Original Post
Friday, January 16, 2009
Free Photo Book from Hoorray
Click here to get a free photo book from Hoorray.com, just pay shipping & handling. I have never ordered from here so I don't know the quality, but this is a perfect time to capture all the great holiday memories before they are gone!
(Thanks Pam for the heads up!)

Also, you'll notice on my sidebar a place where you can enter your email address and you'll get an email update anytime I post something new. It's super simple and this way, you don't have to worry about missing out on any of the great deals I share!

Free Cottonelle Toilet Paper

In yesterday's posting, I made reference to the free Cottonelle toilet paper at Fry's when it goes on sale for $0.99. It looks like this is on sale again this week, so now is the time to run to the store to stockpile it!

Right now, you can click here and here to get the coupon. You can print it twice per computer per link. That could add up to alot of free toilet paper! Be aware, sometime I have issues with my computer printing internet coupons. You can check out here for some ideas to help resolve those printing issues!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tonight's Fry's shopping trip



Someone recently asked me what my favorite grocery store was and I didn't have to think twice before answering...Fry's. There are many reasons why this is my grocer of choice and I am so grateful that one was recently built by our "new old house" that we just moved back into!

One of the first reasons I love Fry's is their pharmacy. One of the benefits of having a chronic illness and having frequent prescriptions is that I'm almost always able to make money when I have to fill a prescription. Here's why - there are many coupons for $25 for a new or transferred prescriptions from CVS, Walgreens, Safeway, etc. Fry's will honor their competitor's coupons, so rather than truly having to switch my scripts every month, they honor the coupon. Check with your pharmacy as every manager is different. With insurance, most of my scripts cost around $10. So, I pay $10 for my prescription and they load my Fry's VIP card with a $25 credit for keeping my business there. Gotta love that!

The other reason is Fry's is an everyday low cost operator meaning that they keep most of their prices fairly low all of the time. Other grocery stores have more expensive everyday prices for most of their items and offer awesome sales on a few items to hopefully draw people to do all their shopping there and spend more at the end. This strategy works for the uninformed, but consider yourselves all informed now :) I used to do all my grocery shopping at wal-mart but I found that I always caught myself wandering into the clothing dept or the baby dept, and I always left the store with a cart full of things that weren't on my list and that broke my budget. Plus, Wal-mart doesn't double coupons and I use coupons so frequently that often times I get things for free. Prime example, last week, Cottonelle toilet paper was on sale at Fry's for $0.99. There is a coupon available for $0.50 off. After Fry's doubles my coupon up to $1.00, they've actually paid me a penny to take a 4 pack of toilet paper. So, I stock up on these coupons and tonight I came home with 7 4-packs of toilet paper for free!

To give you an idea of my savings, the original cost of what I bought tonight was $171. I used my VIP card which gave me a savings of $67. Then I used manufacturer's coupons (what come in the sunday paper) worth $25 and Fry's double coupon policy saved me an additional $9. My total savings was $102 and my final bill out the door was $69, for a savings of 59%!!! It would have been $44 but I forgot my prescription coupon at home so I'll simply use that $25 credit on my next shopping trip. See how it all adds up? This is how our family is able to keep our pantry fully stocked with all the goodies and treats for approx $150 to $200 a month total! I'll give you more tips as we go but hopefully this has convinced you of the value of couponing!

Free Hallmark cards at CVS

This week, CVS has their Hallmark and American Greeting cards buy 3 get 3 ECB. Most of the stores carry both $0.89 and $0.99 cards, so if you buy 3 of these, you get the cards for free after ECBs. And the limit is 5 so you can purcahse up to 15 greeting cards for absolutely free. There are some really cute Valentines Day cards and I found a few birthday and thank you cards too. You can read more details here at moneysavingmom.com.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Old Navy Additional 50% off Clearance Sale!!!

This is one of my favorite sales of the year and it's finally arrived. I went to Old Navy last week and purchased several things for our family from the sale rack. Most of the things rang up around $4.99 or so. Since their sale started yesterday, I took my receipt for those purchases back to the store and they did a price adjustment for all the items that were now an additional 50% off!!! So, not only did I get some great things for Kylie for next year, I saved myself an additional $20! I love old navy for kids clothing and we've done well estimating future sizes for Kylie. Hopefully she won't go changing too fast on us this year :) Go check it out for yourself and let me know how well you do!

Walgreen's & CVS Deals for this week!

Check out Moneysavingmom.com for this week's deals at CVS here and Walgreens here. There are several things that you can get for free to start your own stockpile. Over the past year, I've been able to accumulate close to 100 bottles of hair care, body wash, toothpaste, etc for FREE due to my smart deal shopping at places like CVS & Walgreens. Personally, I'm a snob when it comes to body care products and we only use Arbonne products. So, with all this free stuff, I've been able to donate a huge amount to my bible study's neighborhood shelter as well as make money selling it at a garage sale.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

FYI - Peanut Butter Cracker Recall

I thought I would let everyone know that I just came across this article from Kellogg's outlining a recall on several of their peanut butter crackers, including some that we keep in our diaper bag for easy snacks. We purchased the Austin toasty crackers with Peanut Butter which are included in the recall. You can call Kellogg's for reimbursement at 1-877-869-5633.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wildlife World Zoo trip

On Monday, Eric surprised the family and took us on an outing to the Wildlife World Zoo. I have lived here for 20+ years and have heard of this zoo a few times, but never gave it a second look. Now, I can't stop talking about the wonderful experience we had! This place is amazing and I don't think I'll be able to go back to the Phx Zoo without comparing it to this place. It's located about 5 miles west of the 101 and Northern. It only took us about 30 minutes to get there, which is the same time it would have taken to get to the Phz zoo! They just completed an amazing addition of 3 beautiful aquariums, so the price has gone up to $25 per person, but children under 3 are free and kids up to 12 years are cheaper. Also you can find $3 off coupons in the smartsource magazine. We had the chance to go to SeaWorld last year and I can honestly say that aside from the shows & Shamu, the exhibits and aquarium experience at the Wildlife Zoo were so much better! A few of the wonderful things: the animals were never less than just a few feet from you, the layout and terrain of the zoo is flat and very stroller friendly, and it was not crowded at all. A few highlights of our trip: Eric got to feed the giraffe out of his hand, Becca & Kylie felt the stingrays in their pool, we all had birds eating out of our hands during the bird feed, and lastly, we'll keep it G-rated but we saw the turtles practice their procreating skills. :)

Here are just a few of our pictures from our great adventure!

Kylie at the petting zoo with "Bambi"


Kylie & Daddy feeding the goose - it almost took dad's hand off!






These toucans weren't caged in at all, but they just stood on their perch


Eric fed the giraffes out of his hand


Feeding time for the birds


One of the only albino alligators in North America


Kylie almost touched the pink flamingos

Free Photo Book from Hoorray

Click here to get a free photo book from Hoorray.com, just pay shipping & handling. I have never ordered from here so I don't know the quality, but this is a perfect time to capture all the great holiday memories before they are gone!
(Thanks Pam for the heads up!)

Also, you'll notice on my sidebar a place where you can enter your email address and you'll get an email update anytime I post something new. It's super simple and this way, you don't have to worry about missing out on any of the great deals I share!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

$180 savings from Cox Communications

Based on a prompt by the author of www.moneysavingmethods.com, I made 2 simple and quick phone calls to my local cable & internet provider, Qwest and Cox. We currently have the Cox bundle service with normal phone service and basic cable with DVR. I made a call to their competitor, Qwest and found that I could switch services and save $75 a month the first 3 months, and then $45 a month for the remaining year. So, I called Cox and asked to speak to their cancellation dept. I explained that I had been a customer of Cox for over 10 years and that I was able to switch to a competitor for a significantly reduced rate. They first told me I could switch to a basic phone w/o call waiting or caller ID and save $10 a month. That was minor to the $75 savings, so I refused and then they offered me a 6 month price match discount of 25% off my current bill! Yippee! So, by just a quick less than 10 minute exercise, I was able to save our family $180 over the next 6 months! If you live in the Phx area, the phone number for Qwest is 1-888-969-7937 and the number for Cox is 623-594-1000. Just remember to be polite and state your cause and see how much you can save! Isn't this fun!

Free bottle of Suave - Wednesday only!

Reister here to get a coupon for a free bottle of suave product! Offer good today only and coupon is mailed within 2-4 weeks. Hurry!

http://www.suave.com/nomics/index.html

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Free Calandar Poster at Shutterfly

Shutterfly & Target are currently offering a free 16 X 20 calendar poster from Shutterfly.com using the code FREECALENDAR. If you don't yet have an account with Shutterfly, sign up for free at shutterfly.com and you'll get 25 prints for free! You just pay shipping and handling. Offer expires 1/18/09.

Bargain Hunting 101

After encouragement from friends regarding the great bargains I come across, and how much enjoyment I receive in sharing those deals with friends, I have decided to make this blog about the amazing things the Lord does in our family including my ability to save our family money! I first need to let you know upfront that most of my bargains come from other blogs, so many of the deals will be links to their sites. If you have any specific questions about any of the deals or you find any great bargains yourself, I would love it if you send them to me so I can include them and give credit! So this blog will be posts of what the Holt family is up to as well as great deals that I want everyone to take advantage of!

CVS Drugstore has been an enormous blessing in our pocketbooks and it has even become a fun hobby for me now! It took me several weeks to truly understand how to "play the game" but my savings in 2008 made it all worth it! Eric loves to tell people my final savings of 2008..... I "bought" $1762 worth of merchandise and I paid just $61. That's a savings of 97%!!! I can't hardly believe it when I look at all the household goods that I've been able to purchase and the incredible savings that God has provided! So, I'll slowly try to help you understand how I've saved this much money and I hope that bargain hunting becomes as fun for you too! Moneysavingmon gives a great intro into how to start out using cvs. You can check out her link here and another link here. Also, I still have lots to learn about blogging, so please bear with me as I learn to link and make this site easier for you!

Here are some of my favorite blogs that I check daily for great deals:
www.moneysavingmom.com
www.moneysavingmethods.blogspot.com
www.commonsensewithmoney.com
www.lifeasmom.com
www.thecentsiblesawyer.blogspot.com
www.kingdomfirstmom.com
www.gooddealgal.blogspot.com

There are also a few retail sites that offer great deals on a daily basis:
www.shnoop.com
www.babysteals.com


Lastly, these websites are forums where members go and post great deals that they fine. I have found this to be a wonderful source of upcoming deals and tips. You can even do a search if you're looking for something specific, for example deals on contact lenses.
baby bargains
Terri's board

Have fun saving money!

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year's Eve

Now that our best friends all have young kids, the late night parties and sleepless new year's celebrations seem to become more and more a thing of the past. So this year, we decided to host new year's in our new home and rather than sit around waiting for midnight to come and the kids to fall asleep (I mean, did I say kids, I meant us!) we choose to ring in the new year with the east coast at 9pm. I think all the cars were packed and children asleep before 10pm that night and I couldn't think of a more relaxing way to usher in a new year!

Our prayer and hope is that 2009 is a year that once again, we can look forward to knowing that God holds each of us so tightly in his hand that nothing will come our way that he has not prepared us to handle. May you all come to know the amazing gift that a personal relationship with Christ brings! Here's to a wonderful 2009!

Amazing Girlfriends!


Kylie & AJ = Buddies for Life!


All the kids in one picture, almost looking at the camera!


Kylie and Brody


Crazy Ballerina


Such great dads!