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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Deals at Kroger Next week.

Based on the "sales" of the other regions, here is what I 'hope' tomorrows ad will show us:

Pillsbury grands biscuts on sale for .98 - with a printout if you buy 4,5,or 6. Buy 4 and get $2 off on your next purchase at Kroger, 5 you get $3, and 6 you get $4. Combine this with coupons and you get FREE biscuts! (and these are the 8 count, the BIG ones)

I can't believe it's not butter - on sale for .98 - there are several coupons for anywhere between 80 cents and 1.00 off, so you can get some cheap or free margarine!

Select Post cereals, 4 for $6, use coupons and get a great deal on cereal, possibly even free!
Betty Crocker cake mix is 1.00 - so you can get this free as well!
Birds Eye frozen veggies are also 1.00 - more free frozen veggies!
Hunts Ketchup should be on sale as well for around 1.00 and maybe even Kraft BBQ sauce too!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ready to Win Something?

I don't know of a better way to start the weekend than by playing a few instant win games. There are an abundance of them online right now. My "motto" is that I am bound to win something at some point!

Here are some of my favorite current online instant win games:

The following games can be "played" daily, so make sure to visit every day!
Hellman's Real Food Project Online Game - you can instantly win cookbooks, a portable grill, and, of course, Hellman's Mayonaise! While you are there you can also print a coupon for 1.00 off any 2 Hellman's Light products.

Mimi's Cafe, which has a location in Fort Worth, is holding it's own online sweepstakes. You can instantly win gift cards to Mimi's as well as enter for the grand prize (a trip to France!). This contest is only open in states with a Mimi's Cafe: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida,
Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Utah and Virginia.
Epson Printers are also holding their own Sweepstakes with instant prizes (like a $25 iTunes giftcard) or a grand prize of $50,000!
Troybilt is hosting a great giveaway for the Spring season! It's called I love my Dream Backyard! Find the I love my Dream Backyard button and follow the links to this page.
Hyundai is hosting the Urban Adventure Giveaway. Just look at the bottom of the page where it says "play to win $100 instantly". This is a WEEKLY game - so you can only enter once a week.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

First Shopping Trip to Aldi

I finally went to Aldi today to purchase groceries. I was really glad to see the great deals were still available!
Here's what I found:
10 lbs of Russet potatoes for 1.99
Bananas for .39 a lb!
2 green bell peppers for .99 (that's 50 cents a pepper!)
90 percent lean ground sirloin for 2.95lb.
Large eggs for 89 cents
Red Grapes for less than 1.00 a lb! (1.58 for a two lb. container!)
white bread for .69 a loaf
whole wheat bread for 1.19 a loaf!
And lots of other great deals.

In all I spent 25.54 (I had a 5.00 Aldi coupon) and got everything in the picture:
10lbs potatoes
2 packs fruit snacks
pepperoni (for pizza)
green peppers
sliced cooked ham
sliced roast beef
ground sirloin (about 2.5lbs)
instant oatmeal
bread (2 loaves)

Most of what I bought are things that I don't have coupons for, like produce and meat. That's the kind of shopping I plan to do at Aldi, and I will likely stick to Kroger/Albertson's for the other things, with a trip to Sprouts for great deals there as well.

I have a goal starting next week:
$60 a week for groceries total! If I can do that, then I would like to see if I can go down lower ($40).

I have found that the more planning ahead that I do, the less it costs and the better quality foods we eat. We are eating much less pre-made and prepackaged foods. For example, tonight I made "spaghetti pizza" (my own recipe/version) instead of ordering out pizza. I used pizza dough, turkey meat, spaghetti sauce, and cheese. Yummy! It's all gone! I had all the items in the freezer/pantry already.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Great NEW Milk Promotion/Giveaway

Why Milk? is having another great promotion! If you registered for Milk's recent promotion (Great Gallon Give), then you are already registered.
Just go to and login daily to see if you win something instantly and you will also be entered for the Grand Prize - an unforgettable dinner experience with Tyler Florence!

Remember to enter daily and let me know if you win!

Yoplait Smoothie

One full serving of fruit and an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin C
Live and active cultures
Just add milk and blend
Available in three fruit combinations: Triple Berry has strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Also, Strawberry Banana and Strawberry Mango Pineapple
A Sensational Smoothie in Seconds!

A while back PSSST General Mills sent me a coupon for a free sample of Yoplait Smoothies. Sophie and I tried the triple berry flavor. We loved the flavor, but weren't fond of the grity texture.
You can usually find them on sale for around $2.50 a package. Combine this with a 1.00 off coupon for a better deal. Each package has 2 servings.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Albertsons Market - my "favorite" of the week

This week Albertson's won me over with their sales. Between the 7 boxes of cereal and 3 gallons of milk for no more than 14.00 (and that's BEFORE coupons) and the great deal on other staples, I have been their twice this week!
Today was my second time taking advantage of the cereal deal. I made this deal sweeter by using 3 coupons for 1.00 off 2 boxes of cereal as well as 3 Albertson's coupons for .25 cents off (part of the Monopoly game). So for 10.25 I was able to get 4 boxes of Apple Jacks, 2 Froot Loops, and One Frosted Flakes, as well as 3 gallons of milk (and you get to pick the brand!).
AND A BONUS - the boxes of Apple Jacks have $5.00 worth of coupons inside - 2 coupons for 1.00 off 2 Kelloggs Cereals, 1.00 off any milk, 1.00 off 3 Poptarts, and 1.00 off Dannon yogurt 4 or 8 pack! Milk coupons are hard to find - so I am very excited about these!
I also picked up 2 bottles of Sunny Delight that were on sale for 1.50 each and used a .25 coupon (tripled to .75 each). My favorite buy was the Bird's Eye frozen veggies that were free after coupons (I had 7).
I was also lucky to find the Lunchables Subs on sale for 1.67 with an in-store .50 cent coupon. This brought the price down to 1.17 and I had a 1.00 off manufaturer coupon from today's paper! I got 7 Lunchables subs for only .17 each!
At my last trip to Albertson's I also received a "code" for a free reusable bag if I completed a survey (just my opinion, no personal info asked or required).
To round out my meals for the week I picked up 2 packages of Johnsonville Beef Hot Dogs (on sale for 1.99 each), 2 packages of Hillshire Farms Polksa Kielbasa.

My "grand" total was 22.09 after coupons (and my .05 credit per bag x 3 bags for bringing my own)!

So this week we will have:
Sunday - hot dogs
Monday - fried chicken (from Sprouts, great deal at 1.97 lb)
Tuesday - Polksa Kielbasa and rice
Wednesday - Spaghetti (from freezer)
Thursday - ? (not sure, maybe leftovers, or grill out depending on weather)
The boys will be gone this weekend (Friday evening to Sunday at lunch), so I haven't decided what I am making for us girls :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Map by David Murrow (Book Review)

Recently BookSneeze, a website/company, sent me a free copy of the book The Map - The Way of All Great Men by David Murrow.
This is Mr. Murrow's second book on the subject of men and church - specifically why men are leaving the church, or are not as involved as they have been in the past.
I have not read the first book, but it did not seem necessary to understand The Map.
The book starts out as a suspense-filled novel. You feel like you are reading Dan Brown's next best-seller. The Map begins by leading us on an adventure with David Murrow (the author) to find a long lost map that will lead men back to Christ and the Church. The first part of the book grabs your attention, and then the second part solidifies the points that Mr. Murrow is trying to make - that men don't go to church because they are not following "the map".
This book definitely got me thinking - and researching - about certain biblical events. It makes you want to go back and study Matthew.
I believe this book is a great weekend read and can help both men and women. Is there a map - yes. What does it tell you? Well, for that you will just have to read the book.

This Week's Sunday Coupon Preview

I am really excited about the coupons this week!
I am listing what is in our Fort Worth Paper. Remember that if they have a T beside them I am willing to trade it, and if it has a W that means that I WANT it (if you don't).

1.00 off Smart Balance Milk carton T
1.00 off Smart Balance Sour Cream T
1.00 off Smart Balance Butter Blends Sticks T
1.00 off two Smart Balance Buttery Spreads (these often go on sale for 1.00 at local grocery stores) T
.50 off Goodlife Recipe Treats for cats W
1.00 off Goodlife Recipe Cat food T
2.00 off Pedigree dog food W
1.00 off Sundown Naturals vitamins T
1.00 off 2 packages of Rhoades bread T
1.00 off 2 Rhoades cinnamon rolls T
1.00 off 2 Success Rice products T
2.00 off Loreal Hair color T
2.00 off Loreal Everpure hair products W
1.00 off any Loreal skin care product W
1.00 off any Loreal cosmetic W
1.00 off any 8 Del Monte Canned veg,fruit W
1.00 off Goody's pain relief T
1.00 off B.C. pain relief T
10.00 off Alli 60 to 120 ct. T
1.00 off Cooking Light T
.75 off Sara Lee meat T
1.00 off 2 packs of Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage W
.50 off 2 cans of Carnation Evaporated milk W
1.00 off 2 packs of Nestle Morsels T
2.00 off Childrens Zyrtec, Zyrtec Eye Drops T
4.00 off Zyrtec Liquid Gels T
6.00 off Zyrtec T
1.00 off Ocean Spray Fruit and Veggie Juice W
.75 off Mrs. Smith's Bakery Products T
.75 off Edwards pies T
1.00 off: One A day, Bayer, Phillips, Citracal, Aleve, Aleve D, Flinstones Vitamins, NeoSynephrine T
1.00 off Kingsford Charcoal T
.25 off Van Camps Baked Beans W
1.00 off Scott Paper Towels W
1.00 off Scott Bath Tissue W
.75 off Alouette Cheese T
1.00 off Alouette Brie T
.50 off Alouette Crumbled Cheese T
1.50 off Huggies Diapers T
2.00 off Huggies Diapers T
.50 off Huggies Baby wipes W
.50 off 32 oz. Yoplait yogurt W
1.00 off 2 General Mills Cereals W
.50 off Bugles T
.50 off Yoplus T
.50 off Yoplait Delights W
.75 off 2 GoGurts T
.35 off one GoGurt W
.40 off six Yoplait yogurts T
.75 off Fiber One Muffins T
.50 off Fiber Ones Yogurt W
.50 off Cheerios Snacks T
.35 off Birds Eye C & W veggies W
.35 off Bob Evans side dishes T
2.00 off Arm and Hammer oral care W
1.50 off Crest Pro Health W
10.00 off Crest White Strips T
2.00 off New England Coffee T
.50 off Newman's Salad dressing T
.50 off Newman's sauce, salsa, popcorn, marinade T
1.00 off Pedigree Dentastix T
.35 off Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies W
1.00 off Physcians Formula Makeup W
1.00 off 2 Lays Kettle Chips T
1.00 off Oscar Meyer Lunchable W
.75 off Oscar Meyer Bacon W
.55 off Velveeta T
1.00 off Crystal Light W
1.00 off Kraft Deluxe Cheese T
1.00 off 2 Maxwell House packs T
.75 off General Foods International coffee packs T
1.00 off Starbucks coffee T
.55 off 2 Dole Fruits T
1.00 off 1 gallon of Borden Milk W
.75 off Alexia sides T
.55 off Alexia frozen foods T
1.00 off Noxema W
1.00 off St. Ives facial product W
1.00 off St. Ives body product W
1.00 off Tresemme product W
.45 off Daisy Cottage Cheese T
1.00 off Splenda T
1.00 off Finish Dishwasher Cleaner T
1.00 off 2 No Nonsense products T
.75 off Mitchum deodorant T
.50 off Reynolds Oven bags W
.75 off Reynolds Parchment paper W
.25 off 2 Reynolds Baking Cups W
3.00 off Purina Beneful Incredibites T
1.00 off 2 Windex T
1.00 off any Windex Multi-surface T
.55 off Shout T
1.50 off 2 Pledge T
1.00 off any Pledge or Armstrong floor cleaner T
3.00 off Glade holder T
1.00 off Glade refills T
1.00 off Glade fabric odor remover T
.40 off Ziploc bags W
1.00 off 2 ziploc bags T
.55 off any Ziploc container T
1.50 off 2 Ziploc containers W
.75 off Scrubbing bubbles T
5.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles Shower kit T
1.50 Scrubbing Bubbles shower refill T
1.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles Brush kit T
.75 off Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaner T
1.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles Gel T
3.00 off Ester C T
4.00 off Schick Quatro W
3.00 off any Schick razor W (really want)
.50 off Gold N soft tub W
1.50 off 2 Gold in Soft Tubs T
1.00 off 3lb bag of Healthful Life or Naturals Purina Cat chow T
.75 off Marzetti's Salad dressing T
.55 off Texas Toast Tortilla STrips T
.55 off Texas Toast croutons T
.50 off Swanson broth T
.40 off Swason broth T
.30 off French's Yellow Mustard W
.50 off French's mustard T
.50 off Mazola oil T
.85 off Reynolds Wrap W

Friday, March 19, 2010

CVS / Walgreens Deals 3/21

I was looking at the Sneak Peeks of both Walgreens and CVS, and I must say that there aren't any great sales this week (in my opinion). The only possiblity is some Crest and Colgate products that might be free after coupons and rewards (at both stores).

A Six roll package of Viva paper towels is on Sale at CVS for 5.99. That's about 1.00 per roll, and for Viva is an excellent price. Viva paper towels are a great "splurge" towel, very soft and clothlike.
At CVS, you can also get Colgate Total or Sensitive free after Extra Care Bucks (pay 3.99, get 3.99 back). There are coupons for 1.00 off that can help you make a dollar on this deal. You can also get some free Crest Pro Health Rinse after coupons and extra care bucks. A similar deal is available at Walgreens as well, so if you have CVS bucks or Walgreens Rewards that expire this week, I would use them at that store. Otherwise, hold on to your cash/rewards until a better week.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Best Green Companies" - Not quite sure...

I was reading through the April 2010 Working Mother magazine(yes, it's a freebie subscription). I enjoy reading this publication and it usually has some good tips, recipes, and/or articles in it.
This month the magazine featured an article titled "Best Green Companies for America's Children". I must say that I was quite surprised by the names on the list. Here they are:
Annie's Homegrown - this one, in my opinion is a "no brainer"! Of course Annie's a great green company for kids! They make all natural, organic (and even gluten free) mac-n-cheese. (And don't forget this good stuff is on SALE at Kroger this week for 49 cents a box. That's cheaper than the Kraft version that ISN'T organic). I was pleased to find out that Annie's also funds and donates products to kids' organic gardening and education programs. The program is called "Grants for Gardents". They even give away scholarships totaling $50,00 for undergrads studying sustainable agriculture. Way to go Annie's!
Another thing I like about them is that they will send you freebies!

Clorox is the next company listed in the article. My response was "Clorox - really????". The writer thinks Clorox deserves this recognition because it purchased Burt's Bees and started the Greenworks label. They have also agreed to "phase out" (which means they are still using it) their use of and transportation of chlorine gas. It has also become a parter with the Sierra Club.
Personally, while I think Burt's Bees is a great company (and was much better off without the Clorox parentage), I don't agree with Clorox being a green company. While they may have started "Greenworks", they still make many other "non-green" products. My opinion is that they did it for the money - and if/when green doesn't put more "green" in their pockets, they will discontinue it. My other gripe is that if Clorox knows that petroleum based products are bad for the environment, then why keep making them?
Intel (yes the computer company) is also one of the 5 companies profiled in the article. To be honest, I don't know much about this company beyond their ads and the fact that my computer has their sticker on it. Did you know Intel hs given away $100 million a year in investments in education (mainly math, science, and technology). They sponsor an international Science fair with a prize of $50,000. The winners of this contest discovered some amazing things, like using mealworms (a favorite of bluejays)to get rid of styrofoam (who knew???). They are also working on making computers more energy efficient and purchases renewable energy-so much that they are the largest corporate purchaser of the stuff!
For the coffee drinkers out there, Starbucks may or may not be a name you were expecting to make this list. I don't drink coffee, so my experiences with Starbucks are limited to hot cocoa and cheesecake (the ones in Barnes and Noble or Target also sell Cheesecake Factory cheesecake). Starbucks gives away grants to support young innovators and they are a Save the Children sponsor. They are also the largest purchaser of Fair Trade coffee, which accounts for 75 percent of it' product (the other 25 will be changed over by 2015). It has a lot of plans, like making all their containers recyclable or reusable - but they are PLANS. Hmmmmm. This makes me think - if this company makes the list, still using 25 percent of it's coffee from suspicious farmers and is planning on going "green" - what about the companies that DIDN'T make the list.
The last company really shocked me (not as much as Clorox, but I was still surprised). It is Johnson and Johnson! Why? Because they have "reduced their dependency on fossil fuels by 34 percent." They have done some good things, like using hybrid vehicles and helping with the HIV/AIDS problems in Africa. Like Starbucks, they have a lot of goals or plans - like reducing carbon dioxide emissions and using less water, as well as looking into alternative "green" packaging methods. But they make a lot of petroleum based products, and do a lot of testing on animals, so I honestly don't know how they made this list.

The article mentions other companies - most of which I was shocked at. If these companies are going green then they need to be more vocal about it: General Motors, Honda, Nike, S.C. Johnson, Disney, Walmart....
The list also included Stonyfield Farm on the list. They should be upset to be mentioned with Wal-Mart. Really? Stonyfield Farm - the organic dairy company and Wal-Mart - are NOT on the same page when it comes to the environment.

Vocalpoint and Pantene Nature Fusion

Recently, Vocalpoint (an online community that offers product samples) sent me a full size bottle of Pantene Nature Fusion Shampoo. I was already using Pantene Classic 2 in 1 Shampoo. When I received the new Pantene Nature Fusion Shampoo, I switched to it and WOW!
First, this shampoo lathers up into a rich, luxurious foam (which I LOVE). It also left my hair very soft and moisturized, with a noticeable difference right away. My hair was softer - so soft I considered not using conditioner (but I did - as I have naturally curly hair that is also very dry).
I really enjoyed this product and would recommend Pantene Nature Fusion Shampoo to my friends. Even compared to Pantene's Classic line, it performed better -i.e. more moisture, more lather, cleaner feeling. My hair looks and feels healthier already!

If you haven't tried Pantene's new Nature Fusion line, I would recommend you try it out for yourself.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Grocery Shopping This Week

Here's my "plan" for grocery shopping this week.

Sprouts -
Remember that the BEST day to go is WEDNESDAY, where you will be able to take adavantage of 2 weeks worth of sales (this upcoming week and last week). Today ONLY (3/17) you can still take adavantage of Cuties Clemintines 5lb box for 2.99 (and make the deal sweeter by using a 1.00 off coupon from last Sunday's newspaper). Their exra ground beef is also only 2.99 lb. today.(and remember this beef is safe and natural). Kettle potato chips are also on sale for 2.99! There is a 1.00 coupon you can use with this (from the newspaper). That's an UNBELIEVABLE price!

This week's ad (good through NEXT Wednesday) has strawberries on sale for 1.47 lb, cucumbers for only 49 cents each, red bell peppers for 88 cents each, and, in my opinion, the BEST deal is 1.89 a lb for fresh chicken breast tenders (all natural, no hormones!) Muir Glen tomatoes are on sale for 1.25 each (4 for $5). You can go to the Muir Glen website and print off two $1.00 coupons to get them for only a quarter each! That's what I did this morning!

(Side note - I do plan to get the Kettle Chips, but I will check to see if Wal-Mart or Target carries them and ad match it so I don't have to go all the way back to Sprouts today).

Kroger has a couple of good deals this week. My favorite is that Annie's Mac N Cheese (which is organic, and also comes in gluten free varities) is on sale for 49 cents each when you buy 8 (or a total of 8 participating products). I bought 7 and 1 Wesson Oil (on sale for 1.99 and I had a 1.00 off coupon). Other great products in their Buy 8 Save $4 deal are: Del Monte Tomatoes 50 cents, Bumble Bee Tuna 50 cents, Skinner pasta 50 cents, and Kraft or Sargento cheeses 1.67 each. Ther are coupons available for all of these products, either online or from the newspaper.

Alberstons was the place for me today! They have an amazing deal on cereal and milk. You can get 7 boxes of Kellogg's cereal for $14 AND get 3 coupons for FREE MILK (value of $4.19 or less). I had coupons of course, so I was able to get 3 gallons of milk and 7 boxes of cereal for $10.50! Unbelievable!
I also took advantage of their "Free Nature's Own bread when you buy Country Crock margarine" , which is on sale for 1.99. I used a 30 cent coupon (took 9 cents off) and got both the bread and "butter" for only 1.09!
Their Oscar Meyer lunch meats are also on sale for 2.50, which makes a great deal when combined with the 1.00 off 2 coupon!
I also picked up 3 packages of Birdseye Steamers corn for FREE - They are on sale for 1.00 and I had 3 coupons for 35 cents off (which triples to make them FREE). AND they are still doing the Monopoly game so I got some game pieces.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Free NasaDrops after Rebate

I received an email yesterday from NeilMed USA. You can purchase their natural, simple, and effective treatment for infant allergies and colds. It's called NeilMed Nasadrops. Basically, they are single use Saline Droppers. I really like this idea because I hate thinking of reusing anything that goes up a stuffy nose, whether it's a cold or allergies! You can find Nasadrops at CVS.
You can go to their website for complete instructions on your 100 percent rebate.

A Good Week at Walgreens

Well, as some of you know, Kenn and I are trying to get healthier this year. Kenn is going to Philmont with Jonathan this summer and their is a weight requirement that he has to meet. So we are both trying to lose weight and get fit.
As part of that, Kenn has begun drinking Special K drinks for breakfast. It seems to be working for him (and our budget - it's cheaper than McDonalds!).
This week Walgreens has a good price on the Special K drinks - 2 packs for $9 - BUT you get $3 in Rewards when you buy 2.
They also have their Revlon Cosmetics on sale 40 percent off! And if you buy $10 worth of Revlon, you get $5 in Rewards.
Their last "can't miss" deal is on Colgate Total toothpaste. It's on sale for 3.99 with 3.99 in Rewards! It's FREE after Rewards! To make it better, you can combine it with the 1.00 off Colgate toothpaste coupon - and make a buck!

Here's my trip yesterday:
(I had $10 in rewards from 2 weeks ago - I did the Nyquil/Dayquil deal, where you buy $20 worth of Vicks products and get $10 in rewards. Of course I had coupons to go with it, which brought my total WAAAAAYYYYYY down).

I bought 2 Special K drinks, Colgate Toothpaste, and Aloe Vera Gel (it was on clearance for 74 cents, and summer is coming!)
My total before coupons was $13.73
I used a 1.00 coupon for the Special K drinks, a 1.00 coupon for the Colgate and my $10 in Rewards. I paid 1.73 in cash!
I GOT BACK $7 in Rewards!
I bought 6 Revlon nail clippers, 2 Revlon nail files, 2 Revlon Eye Shadows, Walgreens brand SPF 70 sunscreen, some candy for Sophie (Hubba Bubba Sour Lolly) and used 8 coupons for 1.00 off any Revlon product and 2 coupons for 2.00 off Revlon makeup. I also used my $7 in rewards from the previous transaction and paid $5.20 in cash. I got back $5 in rewards.

So for $6.93 and $10 in rewards I was able to get all of the above AND walk out with $5 in rewards!
I'm pretty pleased :)

Reach Toothbrushes and Floss FREE at Kroger this week

Kroger has Reach toothbrushes and floss on sale this week for 1.00 each. If you have been getting the Sunday coupon inserts for a few weeks, then you should have coupons for 1.00 off any Reach toothbrush, 1.00 off any Reach floss, and maybe even the Buy One Get one free on a Reach toothbrush.
THIS IS WHY I get 6 papers a week! I used 5 coupons for 1.00 off AND 5 coupons for Buy one get one free! We now have 10 toothbrushes, all free. Actually, it ended up being better than free, because when the Buy1Get1 coupon rang up it took off the regular price of 1.99, not 1.00! So I actually made 4.95 (which went towards my other groceries).
Do you have these coupons? If not, you can go to the Reach Website and print out coupons for 1.00 off any toothbrush or floss. You can print the coupon twice (just use your back button).

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Unbelievable Trip to TARGET (SAVED 82.44!!!)

Today I went to Target and was able to come home with a lot of things and spent very little money.
Here's what I got:
8 Johnson's Buddies Soap
6 Tide Single Packs
Surf Powder
Trident Gum
Kelloggs Yogos
Kashi Heart to Heart cereal
Kashi Clusters cereal
Mrs. Bairds Hamburger buns
2 Right Guard deodorants (trial size)
Crest Kids Toothpaste
7 Reach Dental Floss packs
Crest toothpaste
Revlon Nail polish

And I SPENT 3.46 TOTAL!!!!
Yep - and all because of coupons.
I had a 5.00 off any 50.00 or more purchase (I got this when I went to the Dr. Seuss event last Saturday). I then combined manufaturer coupons with Target coupons on the toothpaste, Surf, Windex, and Revlon. The rest of the items I had coupons for that made them free or almost free. The only things I didn't have coupons for were the hamburger buns, gum, and Yogo's.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Coupons in Sunday's Paper - a "MUST GET" week!

If you haven't already - go out and get today's (Sunday) paper. There are some great coupons in there. I would suggest getting the DOUBLE bundle, with 2 papers (and twice the coupons) for only 2.89 - remember that one paper is 2.00, so the second is only 89 cents!

Here's a list of the coupons. If you are part of our Coupon Club at school, the ones with a T by it are ones that I am trading (don't need) and the ones with a W beside them are ones that I want (and would love to have if you don't need them).

.25 off any Charmin T
.25 off Three Puffs T
.25 off Downy T
.25 off Bounty W
.50 off Dawn Hand Renewal T
.25 off any Dawn W
.25 Cascade W
.50 Cascade Complete T
10.00 off Swiffer SweeperVac Starter Kit T
.50 off Swiffer Refill T
1.00 off Swiffer Starter Kit T
Buy 1 Get 1 free on Swiffer Dust and shine T
4.00 off Febreeze Luminary Kits T
2.00 Febreese Diffuser T
1.00 off Febreeze T
1.00 off Febreeze Air Effects T
1.00 off Febreeeze Noticables T
1.00 off Febreeze Candle T
1.00 off Tide W (really really want, because it says Any Size)
.35 off Tide to Go T
1.00 Febreeze Sport T
1.00 Tide Stain Release T
3.00 Tide Stain Release (larger size) T
1.00 Bounce dryer balls T
.25 bounce sheets T
3.00 off any Iams Healthy naturals dog T
2.00 any Iams Healthy Naturals cat T
1.00 Iams Puppy T
2.00 off Always Infinity T
2.00 Tampax Pearl T
1.00 Always pantyliners T
1.00 Always pads T
1.00 Tampax T
***1.00 off LUVS T
Buy One Get One Oral B W
Free Old Spice Deodorant when you buy deodorant or body wash T
Free Old Spice body wash when you buy deodorant or body wash T
1.00 off Old Spice Body wash or deodorant T
2.00 off Gillette disposable razors T
3.00 off Gillette disposable razors T
2.00 off Gillette body wash W
Buy Gillette deodorant get body wash free T
1.00 off Gillette hair care T
Free Gillette Fusion razor with purchase of cartridges T
1.00 off Gillette Fusion shave gel T
3.00 off Olay Regenerist W
1.00 Olay W
1.00 Olay body wash W
1.00 off Olay lotion W

1.00 off 4 cans Pringles T
.50 off Pringles Snacks W
1.00 Covergirl W
5.00 Covergirl Simply Ageless (2 products) W
.50 off Secret T
1.00 Secret Clinical T
.75 Crest W
2.00 Crest Rinse W
1.00 Crest Rinse W
3.00 Oral B Battery Toothbrush W
7.00 Crest Whitestrips T
3.00 Crest Whitestrips classic T
1.00 off Clairol Hair color T
5.00 2 Clairol hair color W
3.00 off 2 Pantene W
1.00 Pantene styling prod. T
1.00 Head and Shoulders T
2.00 Venus Razors W
.55 Satin Care Shave gel T
.35 off Zest W (really want!)
.25 Ivory W ( really Want!)
1.50 Vicks products T
3.00 off Metamucil T
1.00 Prilosec T
7.00 2 Prilosec T

There are LOTS more coupons! This is only one of the 3 inserts!

From the other inserts I am looking for (want):
.50 off 2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
.50 off 2 Green Giant Steamers
1.00 off 2 Big G cereals
1.00 off Almay
1.00 off Revlon
.75 off Mission Tortillas
1.00 Colgate
1.00 off Johnson and Johnson baby (REALLY WANT)
1.00 Reach toothbrush
1.00 Reach floss (Really want)

Amazing Rebate on Two GREAT Hair Care Products

While at CVS this morning (snagging two free Nivea lip care products and a free Oral B Cross Action toothbrush) I noticed two "Try Me Free" tags on quality hair care products.
The first one is for Organix Shampoos or Conditioners. This line of Shampoos and conditioners has won numerous awards and is CRUELTY FREE! That's right, no testing on animals. And they are great for your hair. Here are some of "features" of these products:
Luxurious Sulfate Free & Paraben Free Formulas • Organic Active Ingredients • Amazing Scents • Safe For Color-Treated Hair • Safe For All Hair Types
Even the bottles are earth-friendly using (from their website)"manufactured from materials containing recycled post-consumer resin. All labels are printed utilizing environmental inks and compostable label film made from annually renewable resource corn, not from petrochemicals." WOW!
Look for the packages that say "Try me Free" and you can get a rebate for the full price of the bottle. I found mine at CVS.

Right by the Organix line I also found Renpure Organics products. They also have "Try me Free" tags on them! Rempure Organics are made with 100 percent certified organic extracts and safe, fresh, natural ingredients. There are no sulfates, parabens, colors, or dyes in their products! AMAZING! I love their tag line "Not tested on animals, tested on the Redmonds" (the Redmonds are the family who created this create company.) You have got to read their story and meet the triplets (their adopted children from China).

So - get out there - and try these two great products for FREE! I've already filled out my forms!