Thursday, April 30, 2009

Free resume & business cards at Staples

Staples is currently offering 20 free copies of your resume and 40 free business cards. Just stop by any Staples store between now and June 13, 2009 to get these for free. More details here.

Free Seattle's Best coffee

Yea, thanks Moneysavingmom! Borders just released a brand-new coupon and it's a sweet one. Go here to print your coupon for a free 12 oz. beverage from Seattle's Best Coffee. No purchase necessary! Good through May 6, 2009. One coupon per customer.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Free Carvel Iceberg - Thursday 4/30

Stop by Carvel on Thursday (4/30) between 3-7 p.m. to get a FREE Iceberg. So, what’s an Iceberg? According to Carvel, it’s your favorite soda flavors blended with ice and vanilla flavoring, topped with a scoop of ice cream. Sounds good to me! Click here to find a Carvel near you.

Macy's Friends & Family Addt'l 25% off

From April 29th- May 4th 2009, Macy’s will be sharing their Friends and Family employee discount for 6 incredible days of savings and shopping! You'll get an ADDITIONAL 25% off! With Mother’s Day right around the corner, this is a great way to save.

All you need is the family/friend coupon HERE

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More CVS Deals this week

This week CVS has an Extra Care Bucks deal: Buy $15 in 3M products and get $5 in extra care bucks back. One of the products included in the sale is the new 3M Command Metal Hooks for sale 2/$5. There’s a coupon for $2.50/1 available here. Here’s how your transaction would look like:

$15 buy six 3M Command Metal Hooks
-$15 use six printable coupons available here (there’s no print limit for this coupon)
= Pay $0.00 plus tax out of pocket and get $5 in ECBs back!

The limit on this deal is 1 per card.

The other deal is advertised on the sales circular for Crest Toothpaste and Oral B indicator toothbrushes but it is also working for Zooth kids’ toothbrushes:

Buy 2 Zooth Toothbrushes at $1.99 each
Use BOGO coupon from 4/5 P&G insert (expires 4/30)
Receive $2 ECBs
= FREE for 2 toothbrushes!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ann Taylor Friends & Family 30% discount

For those of you that love great fitting clothes at a great discount, now is the time to stock up at Ann Taylor's Friends & Family event. Use this coupon to save an additional 30% off your entire purchase and there is no mention of not using it on sale items! Almost my entire work wardrobe is from Ann Taylor or the Loft and the clothes are still classic and in great condition, many years later! You can also use this coupon for a 15% discount at the Factory and Outlet stores and they rarely have coupons!

Coupon good April 28th - May 3rd, 2009.

The Happiest Place on Earth

We've returned and unpacked and looked at pictures and remembered almost every part of our Disneyland/California Adventure trip possible. It was such a fabulous trip in every sense of the word! The drive there was comfortable and speedy, especially in our new van! Our hotel was a short walk to Disneyland with a great complimentary waffle breakfast included. The beds were super comfortable! We were all pretty healthy for the entire trip, and we were at the happiest place on earth! With the exception of the 100 degree heat, it was absolutely perfect!

We left Phoenix Saturday morning and after a quick 5+ hour drive, we checked into our hotel, grabbed some dinner and started our first night at Disneyland! Kylie was so excited to be there and we went straight to Mickey's Toontown. Unfortunately, it was too late to see any of the characters, but we got to ride a few coasters and see the fireworks show.

We awoke bright and early Sunday morning on Eric's birthday, ate breakfast at our hotel, and were at the Disneyland gates just after opening. We started out meeting all the characters and Kylie loved each one, with the exception of Goofy. I think he was just a little too big and crazy for her. We spent most of day 2 in Fantasyland where Kylie fell in love with Dumbo and the carousel, which kid doesn't do this?! We headed back shortly before dinner and all went to sleep pretty early that night.

Monday, we all visited California Adventure for the first time. We had never been there and honestly I didn't anticipate much for Kylie to do there. I was proven incorrect immediately! They have so much for kids! We watched a live production of Disney Playhouse with Handy Manny, The Little Einsteins, and Tigger & Pooh. Kylie wakes up to watch this every morning so she loved seeing them live! We also spent a long time in Bug's Life Land, a great place for kids. It was all dedicated to kids and Kylie instantly fell in love with the ladybug spinners (a kids version of the spinning tea cups) Kylie laughed so hard all through the ride and enjoyed herself so much! I love to see that she's just like her mommy, part adrenaline junkie :) Another great part of this trip is that Kylie is exactly 40 inches. That is the cut-off height for 95% of the rides, which meant that she could ride almost anything. We gave her the option of choosing which rides to go on and she was quite adventurous. She chose to ride the giant orange swings which gave even my stomach quite the ride! She even rode Star Tours back at Disneyland and loved every moment of that too!

On our last day, Tuesday, we entered the park an hour early since we had a multi-day pass. We rode our favorites for a second and third time, watched some parades, visited Mickey & Minnie's house, ate some great clam chowder in a bread bowl, got wet in the waterland at Bug's Life and tried to stay cool in the 101 degree temperature. And Eric and I finally had the chance to ride Indiana Jones and Splash Mountain. We were pretty close to letting Kylie ride Splash Mountain with us, but decided not to run the risk of scaring her too much :) Looking back, I'm so grateful we bought the tickets we did because it made the entire trip less stressful and more enjoyable without having to worry about seeing everything in 1 day.

Kylie will be 3 next month and I think this was the perfect time for her first visit. She was able to enjoy all the characters and knew who they were, she was tall enough to ride what she wanted, and she did great waiting in the lines! I'm so grateful that we were able to share this vacation together as a family and we will cherish these memories forever. And to top everything off, my body cooperated perfectly and I had more energy that I've had in a long time! Both Eric and I came home with a chest cold and nasty cough, but we felt great while we were there. Here is a slideshow of our trip which I hope gives you a small glimpse into the fun we had and the great memories we will remember forever!

Target Deals 4/26

Here are some Target deals that you can take advantage of this week. I'm super excited about the Special K deal because I love this cereal! Also, remember that you can print the Target coupons at the registry kiosks at Customer Service!

Kraft dressing on Temporary Price Cut for $1.59
Use two $1.50/1 coupon from 3/29 SS insert (coupon expires 4/29, so act quickly)
Use $1/2 Target coupon
= $0.82 in overage when you buy two bottles of dressing

Sonya or Granny Smith Apples are on sale this week for $0.99 a pound
Use the $1/1 Target coupon
= free or very cheap, depending on how close you can get to 1lb or so.

Kraft Easy Mac Coupons $0.77 each
Buy two and use this Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coupons
Use $1.00/2 Target Coupon
= Two Bowls FREE!

There’s also a really good deal on Special K Cereal. they are on sale $2.39 each and you get a $5 Target gift Card when you buy 5.
***Deal Idea
$11.95 when you buy five boxes of Special K Cereal
Use 5 $1/1 or $1.50/1 coupon from 4/5 RP inserts
= FREE or pay $1.95 for five boxes after coupons and gift card depending on which coupons you got in your inserts.

Kashi Waffles $1.85 each
Use $1.50/1 printable coupon
= $0.35 each after coupon

Kraft Mayo $1.99
Use two $1/1 coupon from 4/26 inserts
Use $1/2 new target coupon
= $0.98 for two after coupons 80% Off

One of my favorite places to look for great deals on restaurants is They have a huge variety of dining establishments and you can get some amazing deals. Right now they are offering 80% off your order with the code LUCKY. This would make a $25 gift certificate only $2, or a $10 gift certificate only $0.60! Be aware that there are a lot of stipulations to use these, but if you know what they are upfront, it's no surprise. I have had great luck using these coupons, but make sure you read all the fine print.

Some of my favorite Arizona restaurants I've dined at with these coupons are Sam's Cafe, Armitage Wine Bar, Gallagher's, and XTapa Joe's. Any suggestions or favorites from my readers?

Esprit Double Stroller on

If anyone is looking for a double stroller, has this double for $99! I ordered a SilverCross single stroller from this site just before Christmas and would most definitely order from them again! Hurry though - these deals are only good for 24 hours! I bookmark this site and check it daily as they have a huge variety of things they sell!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Safeway Living Well Promotion

If you have a Safeway Store near you (Randall’s, Vons, Tom Thumb or Dominick,s), you may have heard about the Living Well Catalina promotion that’s going on. Basically, when you buy $30 in participating items you get a $10 catalina coupon book that’s good on your next purchase. The best part about these catalina promotions is that you can use coupons to lower the amount of money you spend out of pocket and in most cases you can use the coupon for $10 off your next order to buy more qualifying products and get another $10 catalina coupon back!

Check out this list of coupon matches or more scenarios here. If you are just getting started using coupons or don’t have a lot of coupons, check out this newbie scenario . (It uses mostly printable coupons and only two of each.) Catalina promotions are great because they are an incredible source of savings for those who know how to take advantage of them well.

Free Sunglasses at Charlotte Russe

Get a FREE pair of Charlotte Russe sunglasses when you take in the cover of the latest Seventeen magazine or a printout of the homepage to any participating Charlotte Russe store. I know that I've never been able to have good quality sunglasses because I always put them down and scratch them or lose them! This is a great way to keep a back-up pair handy!

Promotion starts May 5th!

Ten thousand (10,000) will be given away. One per person. Giveaway ends June 8, 2009.

Walgreens Deals 4/26


Rimmel makeup-- Buy One, Get One Free
Buy 2 mascara & use free Rimmel mascara coupon from April All You magazine
= both mascaras free after coupon and sale

Campbell's soup--$0.59 after in-ad coupon
Buy 2 and use $1/2 printable coupon
= $0.09 each after coupons

Scotch Packaging Paper--$0.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 4/19 RedPlum insert
= $0.50 each after coupons

Visine--on sale for $3.99
Use $3/1 coupon from 3/15 RedPlum insert
= $0.99 after coupon

Trident Gum Value Pack--on sale 2 for $4
Use $1/1 coupon from 3/8 SS insert
= $1 per value pack ($0.33 per single pack) after coupon

Flipz--on sale 2 for $3
Use $1/2 coupon from 4/5 SmartSource insert
= $1 each after coupon

Starbucks ice cream (pints)--on sale 2 for $6
Use $1/1 printable coupon
= $2 each after coupon


Buy 1 Bayer Breeze or Contour Blood Glucose Meter at $14.99, Get $5 Register Rewards
Use $30/1 coupon from 3/1 or 3/22 RedPlum inserts (coupon will need to be adjusted down)
= Free plus $5 in overage after the coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Ecotrin Tablets (45 ct.) at $2, Earn $2 Register Rewards
Use $2.25/1 printable coupon (coupon will need to be adjusted down)*
= Free plus $2 in overage after the coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Nivea Body Wash at $4.99, Get $4.99 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupon from 4/19 RedPlum insert
= Free plus $1 in overage after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Rembrandt Toothpaste or Mouthwash at $5.99, Get $5.99 Register Rewards
= Free after Register Rewards

Buy 1 Bayer Quick Release Crystals at $2.49, Get $2.49 Register Rewards
= Free after Register Rewards

Buy 2 Listerine Mouthwash at $4 each, Get $4 Register Rewards
Use 2 $2/1 coupons from the 2/8 RedPlum insert or here
= Free after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 3 Suave hair care products (on sale 3 for $5), Get $2 Register Rewards
Use $1.75/3 coupon from the 3/1 RedPlum insert
= $0.42 each after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Got2B Hair Products at $5 each, Get $5 Register Rewards
Use 2 $2/1 printable coupon
= $0.50 each after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy $10 in Participating Band-Aid and Neosporin Products, Get $4 Register Rewards

*Deal Idea*
Buy two Band-Aid products at $3 each
Buy one Neosporin product at $4
Use two $1/1 Band-Aid coupons from 3/15 or 4/26 inserts
Use $1/1 Neosporin coupon from 3/15 or 4/26 inserts or printable here
= $1 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 2 TreSemme Hair Products at $3.50 each, Get $2 Register Rewards
Use 2 $1/1 printable coupon
= $1.50 each after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Schick Quattro for Women razor at $8.99, Get $3 Register Rewards
Use $4/1 coupon from 3/22 SmartSource insert
= $1.99 after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit at $13.99, Get $3 Register Rewards
Use $7/1 printable coupon
= $3.99 after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Huggies Pull-Ups (on sale 2 for $20), Get $2 Register Rewards
Use two $3 coupons from the 4/19 SmartSource insert
= $6 per package after coupons and Register Rewards

CVS Deals 4/26

Weekly ECB Deals

Spend $20 Get $10 ECBs (limit 1)

Band-aid Brand Bandages $1
Use $1/1 from the 3/15 SS or 4/26 RP insert
= FREE after coupon!

Visine Tears $4
Use $3/1 or $2/1 coupons from the 1/4 and 3/15 RP insert

***Deal ideas
Buy 20 Band-Aids
Use 20 $1/1 coupons from the 3/15 SS insert or 4/26 RP insert
Total Due: Just Tax
= FREE plus $10 overage after coupons and ECBs

***Deal idea
Buy 5 Visine Tears = $20
Use 5 $3/1 coupons (if A.C or A are included)
Total due $5
Earn $10 ECBs
= FREE plus $5 overage
Buy 5 = $20
Use 5 $2/1 coupons
Total due $10
= FREE after coupons and ECBs!
(if you have access to four copies of the inserts)
Buy 4 Visine Tears at $4 each
Buy 4 Band-Aids at $1 each
Use 4 $3/1 Vision coupons from the 1/4 or 3/15 RedPlum inserts
Use 4 $1/1 Band-Aid coupons from the 3/15 SS insert or 4/26 RP insert
Spend $4 plus tax out of pocket
Get $10 ECBs
= Free plus $6 overage after coupons and ECBs

Crest Cavity, Tartar, or Baking Soda & Peroxide TP 6.4 oz or Oral B Indicator $1.99 Get $1 ECB (limit 1)
Use $1/1 or .75/1 from the 4/5 PG insert
= FREE or $0.24 each

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler $2.99 Get $2 ECBs (limit 1)
Use $1/1 from the 1/4 RP insert
= FREE + .01 cent overage

Aveeno Products Spend $25 Get $10 ECBs (limit 3)
$2/1 Printables HERE and HERE.
$10/3, $5/2 and $2/1 printable coupons.
= Final Cost will vary

Buy $15 worth of Colgate or SC Johnson cleaning products, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)

*Deal Idea*
Buy 5 Fantastik products at $2.50 each
Buy 3 Palmolive dish soaps $0.88 each
Use 5 $1/1 Fantastik coupons from the 3/29 SmartSource insert
Use 3 $0.25/1 Palmolive coupons from the 4/26 SmartSource insert
Spend $9.39 plus tax out of pocket
Get back a $5 ECBs
$0.55 each after coupons and ECBs

Weekly Non ECB Deals

All Laundry Detergent BOGO $7.29/2
Use 2 $1/1 printable coupon
= $5.29 for 2 after coupons!

Edy’s Maxx Ice Cream 16 oz $2
$1/1 Tearpads currently being found at various CVS stores
= $1 each after coupon

Rimmel Mascara BOGO psa $3.49
Use BOGO coupon from the April All You Magazine
= 2 for FREE after coupon and sale

Monthly CVS Deals

Accu-chek Aviva Diabetes monitoring kit $9.99 Get $9.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
= FREE after ECBs

Buy 1 Natural Dentist ($6.99) Get $4 ECBs (Limit 3)

***Deal Idea
Buy 2 = $13.98
Use (2) $2/1 printable coupons = $9.98
-8 ECBs received for buying 2 = $1.98
Submit for $10 Mail In Rebate when you buy 2
FREE plus $8.02 in overage after coupon, ECBs and Mail In Rebate

Buy 3 Mentos Gum ($1.29) Get $1 ECB (Limit 5)
Use (3) $1/1 coupons from the 3/29 SS insert
= FREE plus $0.13 cents overage

$5 Aeropostale Tees - this weekend only

This weekend only, take this coupon into your closest Aeropostale store and pick any t-shirt for only $5!!! Can't beat this price!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Disneyland Here we come!!!

I wanted to let you all know that our family is headed off for a vacation in Disneyland first thing tomorrow morning. My husband is celebrating a birthday and my daughter still gets in free so we're taking advantage of those savings one last time!!!

So, I'll be taking a few days off to relax and spend time with my family and I won't have access to my computer. This will be a good test to see how long I can go without checking my email, fellow bloggers, updating this blog, or anything else online!!!

I have several ideas running through my mind that I'll be thinking about while I'm gone, so I hope that you enjoy some new stuff when I return including Disneyland on a budget, buying a "new" used car, remodeling on a budget, and more. I would also love to have your input if there is something that you would like to see me post about!

In the meantime, please check here or here for the drugstore ads and any other hot deals.

Lastly, several of you have continued to ask about my health. Praise God I'm feeling really great at the moment and the new drug that the team at Cedars Sinai recommended is coming soon! I met with another doctor yesterday who is authorized to prescribe the medication and my prescription provider is supposed to deliver it the morning we return! I am still in awe of how the Lord has orchestrated every single step of this process and it's literally nothing short of a miracle how quickly and easily everything has happened. Thanks again for your concern and prayers and I know I'm on the road to a permanent recovery soon!

2 Years Free Parent's Magazine Subscription

Are you a RewardsGold member? Join now and you can get a 2 year's subscription to Parent's Magazine for FREE! I think I have about 10 years of subscriptions coming to our household thanks to all these rewards, but these also make great gifts for new moms! Just put their name and address as the recipient!

Babies R Us Coupons

Starting today, Babies R Us is having a huge sale with some great value coupons. I remember needing those last few big ticket items that I didn't receive when my daughter was born and the 10% & 15% off coupons were so valuable! Currently, there are 3 pages of coupons for bouncers, car seats, furniture, pumps, toys, and more! Check out the link here.

Office Max Rewards $10 Gift

Sign-up to be a MaxPerks Member and get a $10 bonus this week only!

Great for anyone buying for a business or for a classroom or home office. MaxRewards is free and it's a great way to get money back when you shop at Office Max.

Offer expires Saturday, April 18.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bashas Deals 4/15

* Asparagus $2.99lb
* Cucumbers .69ea
* Dole Salad Blends 5-12oz $2.50
* Gala, Red Delicious or Jazz Apples .99lb
* Hass Avocados $1.00ea
* Iceberg Lettuce .99ea
* Jumbo Artichokes .99
* Mangos Large Size $1.00ea
* Organic Fuji, Gala or Granny Smith Apples $1.25lb
* Organic Hass Avocados $1.00
* Red Bell Peppers $1.00ea
* Red, Green or Black Seedless Grapes $1.99lb
* Russett Potatoes 4lb bag $1.00ea
* Seedless Navel Oranges Large $1.00lb
* Strawberries 2lb pkg $3.99
* Tomatoes on the Vine .99lb

* 80% Lean Ground Beef (5lbs or more per package) $1.89lb
* Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops $2.99lb
* Boneless Center Cut Pork Roasts $2.79lb
* Boneless Cross Rib Roast or Bone-in Chuck Steak $1.99lb
* Boneless Cross Rib Steak $2.99lb
* Boneless London Broil Steak $2.99lb
* Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - First 4 B1 G2 FREE
* Boneless Stew Meat $3.49lb
* Boneless Top Round Roast $2.89lb
* Catfish Nuggets $1.99lb
* Chuck Roast Bone-In Value Pack - First 2 $1.17lb
* Cube Steak $3.99lb
* Lamb Shoulder Chops Bone-in $3.49lb
* New York Steak Bone-in value pack $5.99lb
* Pork Shoulder Roast Picnic Style Bone-in .99lb
* Red Bird Ground Chicken $2.99lb

* Bashas Milk Gallon - First 2 $1.57
* Bashas Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese 16oz $1.00ea
* Food Club Cheese Chunks or shreds 1lb or string 12oz $3.99

Yoplait Yogurt .60
USE:Yoplait Yogurt cups, any variety or any flavor Original or Light Smoothie .40/6 (5-16-09) SS-3/22 - LV-3/22
FINAL PRICE: 6/$2.80

Sunny Delight Citrus Punch 64oz $1.00
USE:SunnyD Original or Smoothies Product any .25/1 (5-31-09) SS1-4/5


Barilla Pasta 12-16oz $1.00
USE:Barilla Whole Grain any .50/1 (4-30-09) SS-3/29

C&H Sugar 5lb bag (with additional $10 purchase and in-ad coupon) $1.48
USE:C&H Sugar product, 2 lbs. or larger .35/1 (5-31-09) RP-3/15

Cheerios Original 8.9oz, Multigrain 9oz - First 8 $1.50
USE:General Mills cereals, any $1/3 (5-16-09) SS1-4/5
FINAL PRICE: 3/$3.50

Chef Boyardee Pasta $1.25
USE:Chef Boyardee, any 15 oz. cans or 7.5 oz. Microwaveable Bowls $1/5 (4-30-09) Frys mailer-3/22
FINAL PRICE: 5/$5.25

Extra Chewing Gum 15 stick .88
USE:Extra or Extra Fruit Sensation Gum, any 15-stick Slim Pack Buy 1 Get 1 FREE, max. value $1.29 (6-29-09) SS1-4/5

Hormel Chili 15oz $1.00
USE:Hormel Chili products, any .55/2 (5-31-09) SS-3/15
FINAL PRICE: 2/$1.00

Hunt's Ketchup 24oz $1.00
Hunt's Pasta Sauce 26-26.5oz $1.00

Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding $1.00ea
USE:Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding, any 4-packs .50/2 (4-30-09) Frys mailer -3/22
FINAL PRICE: 2/$1.00

Smucker's Grape Jam or Jelly 20oz squeeze bottle or 32oz jar $1.50
USE:Smucker's Jams, Jellies, Fruit Spreads or Preserves, any $1/3 (6-30-09) RP-3/29 FINAL PRICE: 3/$3.50


Red Baron Pizza $3.33
USE:Red Baron pizzas, any $1/2 (5-29-09) RP-3/1
FINAL PRICE: 2/$5.66


Bounty Paper Towels White 8 roll, extra soft 6 big roll (with additional $10 purchase and in-ad coupon) $4.88
USE:Bounty Towel, any size .25/1 (4-30-09) P&G-4/5

Charmin Ultra Soft Bath Tissue 6-24 roll (with additional $10 purchase and in-ad coupon) $4.88
USE:Charmin, any .25/1 (4-30-09) P&G-4/5

Cheer, Era or Gain Detergent 2x liquid 40-50oz, powder 30-40load - First 2 $4.99
USE:Cheer, any size .35/1 (4-30-09) P&G-4/5

Cheer, Era or Gain Detergent 2x liquid 40-50oz, powder 30-40load - First 2 $4.99
USE:Gain Detergent, any size or scent .25/1 (4-30-09) P&G-4/5 , P&G 3/15

Finesse Hair Products 7-13oz $2.50
USE:Finesse product, any .75/1 (5-31-09) SS1-2/8 - LV-2/8

Glade Air Freshener 9oz $1.00
USE:Glade Spray, any Buy 1 Get 1 FREE up to $1.75 (4-25-09) SS-3/15
FINAL PRICE: 2/$1.00

Fry's Deals 4/15

Dole Salad Blends or Kits2 for $5
Fresh Broccoli or Cauliflower77¢ lb.
Fresh Cantaloupe2 lbs. for $1
Fresh Celery$1 ea.
Fresh Green Cabbage2 lbs. for 88¢
Fresh Mangos2 for $1
Gala, Red or Golden Delicious or Granny Smith Apples$1 lb.
Green Onions or Radishes2 for $1
Hass Avocados77¢ ea.
Hot House Grown On The Vine or Large Tomatoes1.99 lb.
Iceberg Lettuce$1 ea.
Kroger Mini Peeled Carrots$1 ea.
Organic Cherry Tomatoes2.99 ea.
Organic Gala, Red or Golden Delicious or Granny Smith Apples4 lbs. for $5
Organic Iceberg Lettuce2 for $3
Organic Strawberries2.99 ea.
Red Ripe Strawberries2 for $4
Red or Yellow Bell Peppers$1 ea.
Red, Green or Black Seedless Grapes1.79 lb.
Roma Tomatoes$1 lb.
Sweet California Mandarins1.99 ea.
Sweet Onions2 lbs. for $1
Zucchini or Yellow Squash4 lbs. for $5


Ball Park Meat Franks 2.99 ea.
USE:Ball Park Franks, any variety $1/2 DND (4-13-09) RP-3/15
FINAL PRICE:$4.98 wyb 2 with coupon
Bar S Brand Sale2.99 ea.
Boneless Beef Bottom Round Roast2.99 lb.
Boneless Beef Bottom Round Steak1.97 lb.
Boneless Beef Country Style Ribs2.99 lb.
Center Cut Boneless Pork Loin Chops3.99 lb.
Farmer John Pork Links10 for $10
Fresh 96% Lean Ground Beef2.99 lb.
Fresh Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast1.67 lb.
Fresh Ground Beef2.99 lb.
Fresh Whole Frying Chicken99¢ lb.
Jennie-O Turkey Store2 for $6
Oscar Mayer Turkey or Chopped Ham2 for $6
Pork Shoulder Blade Steak1.99 lb.
Private Selection Flavored Burgers7.99 ea.
Southwestern Chicken Griller4.99 ea.
Tyson Boneless, Skinless Breasts or Tenders6.99 ea.
USDA Choice Aged Rib Eye Steak.5.77 lb.
USDA Choice Aged Rib Eye Steak4.77 lb.
USDA Choice Angus Boneless Rib Eye Steak7.99 lb.

Hillshire Farm Ultra Thins Lunchmeat 2 for $7
USE:Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeats 8oz or larger .55/1 DND RP-2/22
or Hillshire Farms, pkgs 8oz or larger, $0.55 on 2, Printable
FINAL PRICE: $2.50 each after coupon or $3.00 wyb 2 with printable


Coffee·mate Coffee Creamer 2 for $5
USE:Coffee Mate, Liquid or Powder, $1 off, Printable Coupon

Florida's Natural Orange or Grapefruit Juice2.99
Kroger Shredded or Bar CheeseSave 50%
Kroger Value Cheese Singles1.29
Kroger Value Soft Spread1.88
Kroger Yogurt10 for $4
Shamrock Farms Dairy SaleSave 50%


Hot or Lean Pockets5 for $10
Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream1.99
Kroger Vegetables97¢
Private Selection Flavored Burgers 7.99 ea.

Smart Ones or Boston Market Entrees 1.77
USE:Boston Market, Frozen Entrees, $1 off 3, Printable
FINAL PRICE: $4.31 wyb 3 with printable

Soy Delicious Purely Decadent2 for $7
Swordfish Fillets4.99 lb.
Tony's Original or Thin Crust Pizza2 for $5
Tyson Boneless, Skinless Breasts or Tenders6.99 ea.


Arrowhead Water$1
Big K Soft Drinks69¢
Capri Sun or Kool·Aid Jammers Drinks1.77
Florida's Natural Orange or Grapefruit Juice 2.99
Kroger Value Apple Juice Cocktail 1.29

Glacéau Smart or Vitamin Water 4 for $5
USE:Vitaminwater10 20oz bottle $1/1 (6-3-09) SS1-4/5
FINAL PRICE:.25 each after coupon


Dole Fruit Bowls2.47
Fry's Tomato Sauce7 for $1
Hershey's Candy Bars2 for $1
Hostess 100 Calorie Snacks2.99
Jif Peanut Butter2 for $5
Kroger Coffee 5.99
Kroger Value Cookies 1.19
Kroger Value Corn Flakes 99¢
Kroger Value Honey 4.85
Kroger Value Saltines 88¢
Lance Crackers2 for $5
Mars or Nestle94¢
Nabisco Chips Ahoy!2 for $5
Nature's Own Bread or Buns2 for $3
Pepsi3 for $12
Poore Brothers Kettle Potato Chips 2 for $5
Power Bar8 for $10
Sara Lee Bagels2 for $5

Garden of Eatin' Chips 2 for $5
USE:Hain Celestial Products, $2 off 3, Printable
FINAL PRICE: $5.50 wyb 3 with printable

Kellogg's Cereal 2.17
USE: Kellogg's Cereal, any flavor 10 oz. or larger $1.50/1 RP-4/5 or .70/1 RP-2/22
FINAL PRICE: .67 - $1.17

Libby's Vegetables 88¢
USE:Libbys, Canned Vegetables, .50 off 2, Printable
FINAL PRICE:.76 for 2 with printable

Pop·tarts 2 for $5
USE: Poptarts, 8ct or larger, .55 off, Printable
FINAL PRICE $1.50 each after printable


Air Wick Air CareSave 25%
Angel Soft Bath Tissue 4pk. or Scott Paper Towels 1 mega roll 10 for $10
Clorox Green Works Cleaners Save 25%
GE CFL Light Bulbs 2 for $6
Holy Cow Cleaner 2.99
Kroger Value Foam Plates 3.59
Sun Laundry Detergent 1.88
Axe Shampoo or Conditioner 4.49
Kroger Allergy Relief Save 30%
Kroger Brand Suncare Save 30%
Comforts Baby Wipes 3 for $5
Comforts Formula 11.99
Comforts Puffs 2 for $3
Comforts Tub Wipes 2 for $5

Energizer Rechargeable Batteries 9.99
USE:Energizer batteries or flashlight, any $1/1 SS-3/29

Axe Deodorant or Shower Gel 3.99
USE: Axe Shower Gel or Detailed Shower Tool, any $1/1 Unilever-4/5

Brut Aerosol Deodorant 2 for $5
USE: Brut Antiperspirant or Deodorant Product, any .55/1SS1-4/5

Colgate Max White Toothpaste 2 for $5
USE: Colgate Adult or Kid's Toothpaste, any 4 oz. or larger .75/1 SS-2/22 SS-3/29
FINAL PRICE: $1.50 each after coupon

Dial Body Wash 3 for $10
USE:Dial Body Washes, any excluding trial size $1/2 SS-3/8
FINAL PRICE: $5.67 wyb 2 with coupon

Dove Body Wash or Bar Soap 5.17
USE: Dove Body Wash, any 10 oz. or larger $1/1 Unilever-4/5, RP-3/15
FINAL PRICE: $4.17 after coupon

Huggies Pull Ups Jumbo 9.99
USE: Huggies Pullups $2/1 Printable
FINAL PRICE: $7.99 after printable

Zicam Allergy Relief 8.99
USE: Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs, Allergy Relief Nasal Gel, Intense Sinus Relief, Extreme Congestion Relief $2/1 (8-1-09) SS1-4/5
FINAL PRICE: $6.99 after coupon

Albertson's Deals 4/15

~ One FREE Child Admission to the Phoenix Zoo when you purchase one Al Fresco sausage product at your local Albertsons. Present your receipt at the Zoo's admission booth to redeem. One free child admission per receipt. Valid for daytime general admission. Valid 4/15/09-05/31/09.

~ In-Ad Coupon: Save $3 off 1.75L Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix with the purchase of any Jose Cuervo Tequila - exp 05/31/09

Apples- Fuji .88lb
Artichokes- Large $1.88ea
Avocados- Hass, medium .88ea
Cantaloupe or Honeydew .88lb
Carrots 2lb bag .88ea
Corn- California Sweet .20ea
Mangos .88ea
Mushrooms- Monterey, Sliced or Whole 6-8oz $1.88ea
Onions- Red or White Large .88lb
Oranges- Navel .88lb
Potatoes- Red, White or Russet .88lb
Tomatoes- On The Vine $1.88lb
Fresh Express Salad Blends 4.5-12oz $1.88ea

Beef- London Broil, boneless $1.87lb
Chicken- Drumsticks, Thighs, Leg Quarters or Whole Fryers .77lb
Pork- Country Style Ribs, bone-in $1.49lb
Pork- Spare Ribs, bone-in $1.99lb
Hormel Natural Choice Lunchmeat $2.50
Use: Hormel Natural Choice Deli Sandwich Meat, any .55/1 (4-19-09) SS1-2/8
FINAL PRICE: $1.95ea

Albertsons Milk 1/2 gallon .88ea - limit 4
Kraft Shredded or Chunk Cheese 8oz $2.50
Sargento Sliced Cheese 7.5-8oz $2.50
Shamrock Sour Cream 16oz $1.25
Albertsons Cottage Cheese 24oz $1.99

Land O Lakes Butter 1lb quarters $2.50
Use: Land O Lakes Butter any .50/1 (5-24-09) SS-3/29
FINAL PRICE: $2.00ea

Shamrock Farms Essentials Milk 64oz $1.50
Use: Shamrock Farms Essentials half-gallon milk, any .65/1 (4-19-09) SS-3/8


General Mills Breakfast Sale, select varieties 7-25.25oz 4 for $11
(pics Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, Basic 4, Wheaties, Cocoa Puffs, Kix, Fiber One Granola Bars, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Chex Mix Bars)
+ Promotion: Buy 4, Save $4 - limit 1 reward per transaction
Use: General Mills cereals, any $1/3 SS-3/8, SS1-4/5
Nature Valley Granola Bars, any flavor/variety box .50/1 SS-3/8
Fiber One Chewy Bars, any flavor box .50/1 SS-3/8
FINAL: as low as $1.25ea when you buy 4

Barilla Pasta Sauce $2.50
+ Promotion: Buy 2 Barilla Pasta Sauces and get 2 FREE Barilla Pastas. Limit 1 reward per transaction
Use: Barilla Pasta Sauce any .55/1 (4-30-09) SS-3/29
FINAL: as low as $3.90 for 2 Pasta Sauces and 2 Pastas.

Barilla Pasta 12-16oz $1.33
Sara Lee Bread Soft & Smooth Whole Grain White or Classic Honey Wheat $2.00

Lean Cuisine Entrees or Panini 50% off
Stouffer's Red Box Entrees 50% off
Hot Pockets $2.25

7up, RC, A&W 12-packs 4 for $9 (when you buy 4)
Crystal Geyser Water 24pack 16.9oz - limit 2 $2.99ea


White Rain Shampoo or Conditioner 18oz .50ea - limit 4
Brawny Paper Towels 6-8 rolls $4.99
Quilted Northern Bath Tissue 12 rolls $4.99

All 2x Ultra Liquid Detergent 32 loads $4.99
Use: All or Surf Laundry Detergent, any ex All Small & Mighty .35/1 RP-3/29
FINAL PRICE: $4.64ea

L'Oreal Face Cosmetics B1G1F (like price only)
Use: L'Oréal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer, any $2/1 (4-26-09) RP-2/1

Make A Wish Fundraiser: Panda Express

On Friday, April 24th, Panda Express restaurants throughout Arizona are partnering with Make-A-Wish Foundation by donating 20% of your purchase to the gift granting organization. I have a friend that personally works with dozens of make-a-wish children and she has been impacted forever by the work of this organization! Check here for the location nearest you.

You must have this flyer with you in order to participate so print out the post before you go. Or, contact me and I'll send you a copy.

April 29th $0.31 scoop night Baskin Robbins

Ice cream and firefighters - does life get much better?!?

This year, Baskin Robbins is offering their $0.31 scoop night on April 29th from 5-10pm. Proceeds will benefit the National Junior Firefighter Program. My husband is a firefighter so we always try to make it out for this "fun"draising event! Be prepared as last year, we stood in line for a while, but it was an experience with friends and a nice treat on a hot Arizona night!

Find a store nearest to you here!

Thanks for this deal Kelly!

40% Off at The Old Spaghetti Factory

Now thru May 26th, The Old Spaghetti Factory is offering their Classic Meals at 40% every Tuesday in honor of their 40th anniversary celebration.Prices between $4.79 and $6.99 with their kids meal only $2.99! And it's their complete meal with drink, salad, entree, & dessert! I've been told that they also have wonderful margaritas! Here are more details and menu for the promotion.

Check here for the location nearest to you.

Thanks for this great deal, Erin!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Disney on Ice

If you recall, a few weeks back, I had the opportunity to offer my readers discount tickets to Disney on Ice presented by Feld Entertainment & MomCentral. In addition to the great package discount, my family was lucky enough to be asked to attend the event and a pre-show meet & greet with some of the characters! Initially, I had to really think about saying yes because the last event I took Kylie to, she was 2 and a half and in my opinion was simply too young to appreciate it. I made the decision to not take her to anything else until I really thought she was old enough to enjoy it and want to be there. I'm not sure exactly what that age was, but for her it was older than 2!

(It's hard to find that line as a parent between entertaining your children and being entertained by them!)

After our experience at Disney on Ice, I can honestly say that 3 is the perfect age for Kylie to start attending events like this. It was such a great experience and I think we adults enjoyed it just as much as she did! The show started later than Kylie's bedtime, but I prayed that she would be so enthusiastic about Mickey & Minnie & Buzz Lightyear that she would stay awake, and SHE DID! Not only was she awake, but I can't remember a time that she was so excited that she couldn't take her eyes off what she was watching! She's at the age where she is recognizing characters and movies & princesses, so Disney on Ice was perfect for her!

In a nutshell, the family from Disney's The Incredibles took a trip to Disneyland and ended up having to save Mickey & Minnie Mouse from the villain, Syndrome. They end up on exciting and zainy adventures in the various Disneyland rides such as Jungle Cruise, Space Mountain, It's a Small World, the Tea Cups, and more! The storyline was engaging, the ice skating was action packed and the characters were everything you can expect from Disney! And lucky for us, we are headed to Disneyland for the first time this weekend so timing could not have been any more perfect! Now, Kylie has at least some exposure to what she will see at Disneyland and the characters walking around and the rides.

I couldn't have been any more thrilled with our experience and I would be proud to recommend anyone to go see this show. It was well worth our time and the money and I can't wait to take Kylie to more activities like this. The famous Ringling Brothers Zing Zang Zoom Circus is coming to Phoenix in June and I know this will be another event that we will definitely be attending with Kylie. She has been a huge fan of animals since before she could talk so I know the circus will be a tremendous experience for her!

And stay tuned, I might have another discount or tickets to pass along to readers so that your family can have as much fun as we did! I've posted a few pictures for you to see all our fun!

Easter Celebration

One of my favorite things about being a parent is getting to see life through the eyes of a child. It has brought a new excitement to some of the most normal things in life and I have a deeper appreciation for experiences because of my daughter. I am so blessed and I try to thank the Lord for allowing me to be a parent every night as I go to bed.

Easter was no exception!

Kylie is almost 3 and seems to understand things well beyond her age, so I'm constantly finding myself trying to balance communication with her. I want her to understand the meaning of things because I think she has the ability to, yet I don't want to confuse her either.

Easter is one of those holidays that we can't fully understand the complexity of unless you understand the full story starting on Good Friday. I pray that we are instilling in her a love for the Lord and I hope that she will come to fully understand what that means for her personally. In the meantime, we rejoiced on Easter morning with a wonderful church service and a day full of family and tradition. Although I don't really know where the easter bunny came from and why we do egg hunts, it's fun for a child to participate in. And what a blessing to understand how much God loves us and to have a day to celebrate that alone!
Lilly, Molly, & Kylie

Mom's Crazy!

Great Grandpa Peter & Grandma Gayle

Uncle Brian & Aunt Susan

Our Family

Grandma Karen & Great Grandma Doris

Check out my new shoes from the Easter Bunny's helper, Uncle Brian

Daddy's so silly!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Best Deal Magazines Sale

It's customer appreciation days at Best Deal magazines so use this code to save an additional 17% off any subscription. Don't forget to go thru ebates to get an additional 10% back!

Code: VALUE17

Target Deals 4/12

Thanks to Rachael, here are the Target match-ups this week.

Also, remember that you can print off the Target coupons at the registry kiosks near the customer service desk. I did this last week when I was out and forgot mine at home! Good way to conserve printer ink & paper at home!

* Hershey's Easter Bliss chocolate likely marked at $1.50 (50% off)
USE: $1 off Printable Coupon
STACK WITH: $1/1 Target coupon
FINAL PRICE: FREE after both coupons

* Easy Mac and Cheese: $0.50 each.
Use: $1/2 Target printable coupon
Stack with: $1/2 printable coupon
Final price: free plus possible overage

* Huggies Pull-Ups - $9.99 each
USE: $2 off Printable Coupon
FINAL PRICE: $7.99 each after coupon

* Aveeno Body Lotion - $2.99
Buy 3 and use this $10/3 coupon (remember to hold down the control button to disable the pop-up blocker when you hit submit upon completing registration)
FINAL PRICE: Get 3 FREE after the coupon

* Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers - $1.88 each
USE: $0.75/2 Printable Coupon
FINAL PRICE: $1.13 each after coupon

* V-8 Fusion--$2.99
USE: $2/1 Printable Coupon
FINAL PRICE: $0.99 after coupon

* Johnson's Safety Swabs--$1.38
Use: $0.75/1 Target coupon
Stack with: $1/1 Johnson's coupon from 3/1 inserts
Final Price: Free after coupons

Also, check this link for more Target specific coupons!

A few more Walgreens deals

Walgreens reportedly has all of their Easter candy 50% off. Hershey's Kisses are usually priced at $2.50 a bag. So if your store has the Easter Hershey's Kisses 50% off, that makes them $1.25/bag. Buy 4 bags for a total of $5 plus tax and then submit your receipt for the April EasySaver $5 Hershey's rebate (#25) to get these for free after rebate.

Plus, this week Walgreens has a Register Reward deal on Unilever products. If you buy 6 products, you'll get a $6 Register Reward back. There are reports of Degree Deodorant being clearanced at stores for $1.09 each. If you buy 6 and use 6 $0.75/1 coupons from the 3/1 inserts or this printable here, you'll pay only $2.04 plus tax out of pocket and get a $6 Register Reward back!

Deal Idea:
Buy 6 trial-size Dove deodorants at $0.99 each
Use 3 $1.50/2 coupons from the 3/15 RedPlum insert
Spend $1.44 plus tax out of pocket
Get a $6 Register Reward

Vaseline products are also a part of the Unilever Register Reward deal. The 10-ounce bottles of Vaseline Body Lotion are on sale for $2.69 each this week. Some areas of the country received $1.50/1 coupons for these in the 4/5 RedPlum insert. If you received these, you can do the following deal:

Deal Idea:
Buy 6 Vaseline lotions at $2.69 each
Use 6 $1.50/1 coupons
Spend $7.14 plus tax out of pocket
Get a $6 Register Reward back

Monday, April 13, 2009

The great outdoors

On Good Friday, Eric had the wonderful idea to take a family hike. Given my previous health state, I was a bit concerned to go hike a mountain without a restroom every 50 feet, but I asked the Lord to give me a break and He did! It was an amazing morning on Pinnacle Peak Mountain and I couldn't believe all the people that were hiking. I had never seen it so busy.

Not only was it a fun time to enjoy the outdoors, it was also a great excuse to experiment with our new camera. Honestly, I think Eric has a more natural tendency towards taking wonderful photos and I think I'm going to have a lot to learn from him!
Here are a few photos of our wonderful hike on Pinnacle Peak Mountain.

Free Redbox Code for Monday

Stop by a redbox near you today for a free movie!

enter code: J89LA2

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Wishing all my readers a very special Happy Easter as we celebrate the Lord! May you & your families be richly blessed this day. He is risen, He is risen indeed!

Walgreens Deals 4/12

Freebies This Week

Scunci Elastics 18 pk $2, Earn a $2 RR when you buy one
= FREE after RR

Fiber Choice 10 ct Tablets $2.49, Earn a $2.49 RR when you buy one
= FREE after RR

Colgate Max White or Max Fresh Toothbrush $3.49, Earn a $3.49 RR when you buy one
Use $0.75/1 coupon from 3/29 SS insert or this $1/1 printable coupon (you need to sign up or sign in to have access to it)
= FREE plus overage after RR

Weekly Deals

Coffee Mate 16oz liquid 2/$3
Use $1/1 printable coupon
= Pay $0.50 each after coupon

Splenda Sweetener 2/$7
Use $3/2 coupon from 3/29 SS insert or this $3.50/2 printable coupon
= $1.50-$2 each after coupon

Skippy Peanut Butter 2/$2.29
Use $1/2 coupon from 4/5 RP insert
= $1.29 for two jars

Bertolli Oven Bake Dinner $5.99
Use this $2/1 printable coupon
= $3.99 each

Chex Mix Snacks $0.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 2/22 insert
= $0.49 each after coupon

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner 2/$2.99
Use two $0.75/1 coupon from 3/15 insert
= $1.49 for two after coupons

Printer Cartridge Refill $10 (black or color)
Submit for Easysaver #28, Get $7.50 back when you buy one (Limit 1)
= $2.50 per refilled cartridge

Register Reward Deals

Selected Kelloggs cereal 3/$10, Earn a $3 RR when you buy three
Use $1/1 coupon from 4/5 RP insert
= $1.33 per box after coupons and RR

Monthly Deals

One a Day Multivitamin Drink Mix $1.49
$4.47 Buy three One A Day Multi-Vitamin Drink Mix (2 ct) at $1.49 each
-$4 when you use $4/2 coupon from 3/22 SS insert
= $0.47 plus tax OOP, receive $1.49 via EasySaver Rebate #1
= FREE plus $1.02 in overage

Skintimate and Edge Shaving Cream $2.99-$3.49
Earn a $2.99 or $3.49 Register reward when you buy one
= FREE after register reward

Chapstick Natural or True Shimmer Lip Balm $1.99
Earn a $1.99 RR
= FREE after RR

Buy $10 in Physicians Formula Organix Wear Make up, Get $10 via ESR rebate #6
Buy Physicians Formula organic Wear Origin Tinted moisturizer $12.99
Use $1/1 coupon from 2/22 SS insert
= $1.99 after coupon and rebate