Thursday, September 30, 2010

Free Cold Stone Ice Cream Tonight :)

Don't forget- visit your local Cold Stone Creamery tonight Sept 30th from 5pm- 8pm. You will recieve a 3 oz Kate's Creation in a like it cup for free.  Kate's Creation consists of Carmel Apple ice cream mixed with chocolate shavings, graham cracker pie crust and apple pie filling.  I would call ahead and make sure your local Cold Stone is participating before going out.

For more information, please visit Cold Stone Creamery Website.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Walgreens deals for the week of 9/26/10

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion- $5.99- get $5 rr
FullBar Appetite Control Bar- $1.99- get $1.99 rr
Hylands Cold N Cough 4 kids- $4.99- get $4.99 rr
Emergen-C Vitamin C- $3.49- get $3.49 rr
Brach's Autum Candy- $3/2 - get $1 rr
Axe shampoo, deodorant, body spray, bodywash or detailer- $3.99- use B1G1Free cpn 8/29 RP
Gillette Pro Glide or Venus Embrace- $9.99- use $2 cpn 9/26 P&G- get $4 rr
Gillette Clinical toothpaste - $3.99- use $1 cpn 9/19 SS- get $2 rr

Rite Aid deals for the week of 09/26/10

Sorry for the late store postings, these past 2 weeks have been cray busy.

Rite Aid
Hershey Fun or Snack size candy- $7.50/3- use $1/3 cpn 9/26 SS- get $1.50 Up Reward
Gillette Bodywash or Deodarant- $8/2- use Buy 1 bodywash get 1 deodarant free cpn 8/29 P&G- get $2 SCR
Pantene- $6/2 -use $1/2 cpn 9/26 P&G
Tide- $5.99 use $1 cpn 9/26 P&G
Stayfree, Carefree or OB- $2.99- get $1 Up Reward- Stayfree cpn- $0.50 9/26 RP, Carefree cpn $1/2 9/26 RP or OB cpn $1 9/26 RP
Crest Pro Health- $3.49 use $1 cpn 9/26 P&G get $2.50 Up reward
Crest twin pack toothbrush or 3D Vivid White Rinse- $4.99- get $3 Up Reward
Pampers- $9.99- use $1 cpn 9/26 P&G get $2 Up Reward
Gillette Pro Glide Razor- $9.87- use $2 cpn 9/26 P&G get $3 Up Reward
Aquafina- $3.99- get $1 Up Reward
Crest- $2.99- get $2 Up Reward
Basic Paper Towels- $5.49- use $0.75 cpn 8/29 P&G get $1 Up Reward

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Walgreens Deals for the week of 09/19/10

Zegerid OTC- $10- $3 cpn 8/15 Smart Source- $10 mail in rebate will print at register
Barilla Pasta $1 - $0.55 cpn 8/22
Quacker oats 18 oz- $1.50- $1 cpn 9/12 Smart Source
Trident gum - $0.79 x 3- $1/3 cpn 9/12 Smart Source
Campbells Cream of Mushroom or Chicken soup- $0.79 x 3- $1.50/3 printable cpn
Reach Dental Floss- $1.49- $1 cpn 8/1 Smart Source
Carmex Healing Lotion- $4.99- $4 rr
Gain dish detergent- $0.89- $1 cpn 8/296 P&G
Tone bodywash- $2.99- $1 printable cpn
Dial bodywash- B1G1Free- $1/2 cpn 8/15 Red Plum
Crest toothpaste or toothbrush- $1.99- $0.75 cpn- 8/29 P&G
Wisk laundry detergent- $6.99- $3 cpn 8/29 Red Plum- $2 rr

CVS Deals for the week of 09/19/10

Colgate Toothpaste- B1G1Free- $1 cpn 09/12 Smart Source
Xtra laundry detergent $4/2- $2/2 cpn from CVS coupon center in store
Quaker Quick Oats $5/2- $1 cpn 9/12 Red Plum- $2 ECB when you buy 2
Soft Scrub Total- $1.99- $0.50 cpn 8/15 Red Plum
Right Guard - $2.99- $1.50 printable facebook cpn- $2 ECB
Right Guard - $2.99 x2- $3/2 printable cpn- $2 ECB x 2
Schick Shave Gel $2.79- $1 cpn 8/8 Smart Source- $1.80 ECB
Bayer Contour Blood Gluclose system- $14.99- $10 cpn 8/8 Red Plum- $5 ECB

Revlon lipstick & nail polish deal:
Buy 1 Revlon lipstick & 1 Revlon nail polish
Use $2 printable facebook cpn & buy 1 lipstick get 1 nail polish free cpn 9/12 Smart Source
Get $5 ECB

Rite Aid deals for the week of 09/19/10

Sorry these are later than I would have liked to post them.  There is a nasty bug going through my family.  Thankfully I am over it but my poor hubby now has it.  You can read more about it here.

Rite Aid Deals
Crest Pro Health- $2.99 - $0.75 cpn 08/29 P&G- $2 Up Reward
Crest Toothpaste- $2.99- $1 cpn- 8/29 P&G - $2 Up Reward
Lamisil Spray Pump 1 oz- $7.99- $2 printable cpn- $6 single check rebate
John Frieda products- 2/$10- $3 Root Awakening cpn & $2 John Frieda cpn 8/22 Smart Source- $3 Up
Garnier Herbashine Hair Color- $5.99- $3 cpn 9/12 Red Plum & $2 video value cpn
Quaker Oats 18 oz -$1.99- $1 cpn 9/12 Smart Source- $1 Up Reward
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix- $1- $0.40 cpn 9/12 General Mills
Listerine Zero- $2 cpn 9/19 Red Plum & $1 video value cpn- $1 Up Reward
Basic Paper Towels- $0.88 x2- $1/2 cpn from home mailer
Hormel Microwave Dinners- $1.99- $0.55 cpn 8/1 Smart Source & $0.55 video value
Huggies Diapers Jumbo Pk- $3 printable cpn- $2 Up Reward & Spend $25 and get $10 Rite Aid gift card
U by Kotex- $7/2- $1 printable cpn- $3 Up Reward when you buy 2

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Rite Aid Deals

I ran to Rite Aid this evening to get some awesome deals:
3 packs of Huggies diapers- on sale $8.99 each
Motts Cinnamon Applesauce- $1.99
John Frieda- Dream Curls- $5.00
John Frieda conditioner- $5.00

Coupons I used:
(2) $3 printable Huggies Pure and Natural cpns from
$3 John Frieda root awakening product- 8/22 Smart Source
$3 John Frieda product- 8/22 Smart Source
$5/25 video value cpn
$1 Huggies video value cpn
$1/10 Hair Care cpn sent from Rite Aid email
Total: $22.31
used the $17.68 single check rebate check I received and my total out of pocket was $4.63
I will submit for the $10 Kimberly Clark gift card
I recieved the following ups:
$1 up for the applesauce
$3 up for the John Frieda
(3) $2 ups for the Huggies diapers
So $10 in ups and $10 giftcard for $4.63 out of pocket :)

When I worked out this total is was supposed to be $3 lower out of pocket because I had printed out a $3 Huggies Snug & Dry cpn- unfortunately I didn't read it all because it is for 60+ packs- so I was unable to use it.  That is OK- I still think I came out OK :)

Great deals at Walmart

These are the deals I found at Walmart this week:

Dole Fruit Crisp- $2.00- used $1 cpn- 9/12- Smart Source insert
Gain dish detergent- $0.97 x 2- used (2) $1 cpns- 8/29 P&G insert
Spin & Span antibacterial spray- $0.97 x2- used $1/2 cpn- 9/12 Smart Source insert
Hidden Valley Ranch Farm House salad dressing- $2.96- used $2 cpn printable from
Total before tax before cpns: $8.84
Total before tax after cpns: $2.84

I actually didn't do too bad grocery shopping at Walmart, My hubby put everything away so I can't take a pic of everything I bought at Walmart.  Well actually I don't feel like digging everything out and take a pic and put everything back. I spent $85.41 total- which is more than I have been spending but less than my grocery budget of $100/week.  My husband & I are going on a trip (for my hubby it is a business trip that I get to tag along on) next month and my wonderful parents are keeping 3 of the boys and the dog- we are taking the baby with us- for the weekend and my wonderful mother in law is staying at our house during the week to make sure they get up and ready for school.  So, to help her out, I am including 1 extra meal each week with my groceries to have here for dinners for them.  My goal is to have them all assembled and labeled so that all she has to do is either put it in the oven or put it in the crockpot.

Great Deal at CVS

If you go to the CVS red coupon machine and scan your card, it will print coupons. I went today and scanned my card and noticed that I had a boatload of coupons- many were 1 day only coupons, they didn't interest me too much.  But I did get a coupon for $2 off 2 Xtra laundry detergent- oh cool- they are on sale for $2 each.  I bought 2 and used my $2/2 coupon and paid $2.20 for 2 bottles of laundry detergent- not bad.  And to make things even better, the cashier scanned my bag tag and I got a $1 ECB- awesome.  For those not familiar with the CVS bag tag and why I think they are cool, please read this post.

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic- 9/25/10

We missed the last one but that is OK.  This clinic looks awesome.  Mark your calenders.  You get to build a firetruck and it says it has a working siren and stickers- how cool is that?

To attend this free clinic at Lowes- simply go to the Lowes Build and Grow clinic website and sign up.  Then print out the form, sign it and bring it in.  Also is you have never gone before, the kids get an awesome little apron and goggles.  Each clinic they attend, they earn a badge which you sew to their apron.  It is a really cool experience that the kids as well as adults enjoy.

Gain dish detergent coupons- want them??

I still have (12) $1 off gain dish detergent coupons left and would love to give these away.  I am stocked up for a while with dish detergent and my hubby recently asked if I thought we had enough.  So, if you would like them, please either comment here or send an email to and let me know.  Depending on the number of comments and emails I get, I will either split this lot of coupons up into 4 coupons each or 6 coupons each.  These coupons expire 09/30/10.  I will keep this open until Wednesday (09/22/10) night at 11:59pm.  And hope to mail the coupons out on Thursday (09/23/10), so you still have time to use them.

Also there seemed to be some confusion on how to make a comment on my blog.  If you click on the post itself within the blog and scroll down then you will see that you can make a comment and you can either sign in using the options listed or you can just use your name.  I know it says name/url but you can just put your name and it will post just fine.  If you are looking at this post from the main page all you have to do is click the blue comment word at the bottom of the post and the comment box will appear.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Congrats to our coupon winners :)

Congrats to Ashley and Lynn for winning (4) $1 off gain dish detergent coupons.  Your coupons are in the mail and on their way to you.  Thank you so much for entering.  Look for more contests and giveaways in the future as we grow :)

Sorry :(

You may have noticed that I had not updated the blog all weekend long.  There is a nasty little "bug" (and not the legged kind) that is running through our house.  The baby got it first and ended up with a temp of 103.9 which sent us running, well actually speeding, to his pediatrician.  She looked him over and could not find anything wrong.  The strangest part that is during the day he is happy and running all over the place but by night he is sick and running a temperature- poor baby:(  Luckily he is much better and is back to his normal goofy self.  Unfortunately, Kevin and I were not so lucky- we ended up with it Sunday evening.  I was so achy and dizzy- getting off the couch was an interesting adventure.  My head was pounding and I felt like it was going to pop right off my head- it was nasty- but other than chills, achy, dizziness and massive headache- that is all I ended up with.  Poor Kevin has had the same symptoms as I without the massive headache but with a fever- his temp today got up to 103.3- luckily some Tylenol and Motrin did the trick and this evening before bed we took his temp and it is back down below 100- YEA!!!!  Now Michael, my poor poor hubby has it- he is so miserable- he is dizzy and achy and keeps feeling hot.  He was so convinced today that is was like an oven in the house- I assure it was not- I had opened a window to let the nice breeze in- evidentally it was not breezy enough and he turned on the air conditioning.  Ok no big deal right?  I ran out real quick to Rite Aid which is real close to us, came back and it was like a winter wonderland in my house- it was cold.  Of course hubby says it felt nice- Yea nice if you like to freeze.  Some how Christopher has been the lucky one and has not ended up with any symptoms.  So, if you could please keep Kevin and Michael in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery, that would mean the world to us.

Also due to this illness, I have been unable to type up the deals for Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS- I hope to be able to post them tomorrow.

Friday, September 17, 2010

What's for Dinner?

We had yummy delicious homemade pizza- it was sooo good.

Its not delivery, its not DiGiorno- its homemade pizza :)

I don't know why the cheese pizza in the back looks burnt.  I made 1 cheese pizza, 1 chicken pizza and 1 chicken with BBQ sauce instead of pizza sauce pizza. This was the best pic I could get before the smell of freshly baked pizza filled the house and the kids came running and devoured the pizza.  I have heard many people tell me that they would love to make the things I do but they don't have alot of time- well- time is not something I have alot of also.  Remember I have 4 boys and with their schedules, sometimes I feel like a taxi.  That is what I love about this pizza from start to finish it takes about 30 minutes and doesn't require alot of ingredients. 

I would like to thank Crystal from for this wonderful pizza crust recipe.

Homemade Pizza Crust
1 Tbsp active dry yeast
1 C warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp veg oil (I use canola oil)
2 1/2 C flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Dump onto floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.  Roll out and press onto greased pizza pan.  Add toppings and bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy.

We make it a little bit different, we use all the same ingredients. Dump onto floured surface- knead for about 5 minutes- press onto greased pizza pan- bake for 8 minutes- remove from oven- add toppings- transfer onto pizza stone- return to oven for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. 

Enjoy your delicious homemade pizza :)

Sneak Peak of Walgreen Ad week of 09/19/10

Here is a sneak peak of the Walgreens ad that comes out in Sunday's paper.  This ad is for the week of 09/19/10- 09/25/10.  Just put in your zip code and hit submit and your local ad will come up.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Free ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery :)

Mark your calenders- Sept 30th from 5-8 pm- 9th Annual World's Largest Ice Cream Social at Cold Stone Creamery at participating locations- YUM:)

You will recieve a 3 oz Kate's Creation in a like it cup for free.  Kate's Creation consists of Carmel Apple ice cream mixed with chocolate shavings, graham cracker pie crust and apple pie filling.  I would call ahead and make sure your local Cold Stone is participating before going out.

Chuck E Cheese product recall

Just received an email from Chuck E Cheese about a voluntary product recall.  They are recalling the light up ring and star glasses.  If broke or pulled apart, the battery can become exposed and your child could easily swallow it.  If you have one or both of these products, you are urged to take them back to your nearest Chuck E Cheese location for a refund or a different product.  For complete information and pictures of the recalled products, please visit

Free Chips & Queso at Chili's

Sign up for Chili's email club and print a coupon for free chips and queso appetizer.  You have to purchase an entree to use this coupon.  If you were planning to go to Chili's anyway, why not get a free appetizer :)

Babies R Us sale

I went into Babies R Us just to look around- I love going to Babies R Us- hubby not so much- don't know why-LOL.  I was actually looking for a pair of sandals for the baby for an upcoming trip.  When I rounded the corner I discovered:
Several racks of clothes on clearance- now I am getting the "baby has enough summer clothes" look from the hubby.  So I went looking for clearance sandals and found several cute pairs but none fit right, either too big or too small.  Finally I found just the right size and he walks so well with them on. He loves his sandals, he held them the entire time we were in the store and would not let go of them for the cashier to ring them up.  Luckily she was able to scan them with him holding them. 

Isn't my baby cute with his sandals- orginal price $10- clearance price- $3- YEA!!

Made a trip to BRU yesterday- this time I took Kevin with me and found this adorable shirt & short set- Orginal price according to the pink sticker on the tag- $14.99- 1st markdown- 8.99- 2nd markdown and what I paid for it- $2.20- can't beat that.

Great Deal at Right Aid

I just discovered an awesome deal at Rite Aid.

Purchase a Oral B 3D White toothbrush as shown above and you will recieve a $1.50 up reward- I was shocked when it printed.  Plus go online and submit your receipt for the $2 single check rebate as shown in the ad.  This toothbrush not only qualifies for the $2 rebate it also qualifies for the $1 Crest rebate- I was unaware of the second rebate until it showed up on single check rebate status page- YEA!!!

So to break it down:
$2.99-Oral B 3 D White Toothbrush
-1.50- up reward
-2.00 single check rebate #54
-1.00 single check rebate #55

YEA!!!! Free is always good but getting money back is even better :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Do you have one of these?

Special thanks to my oldest son, Christopher for "modeling" my CVS bag :)
 Or better yet- do you have one of these?
This is my CVS bag tag.  I take my bag & bag tag everytime I go to CVS.  When I make a purchase, the cashier scans my bag tag and every 4 times it is scanned I receive a $1 ECB- pretty cool huh?  Now you can only get credit once a day- I wish it was every purchase- do you know how many CVS's there are between church and home?  LOL.  You also do not need to purchase a CVS green bag, any reusable bag will do.  Just go into your nearest CVS, go to the register and you can purchase your very own CVS green bag tag for $1- attach it to your reusable bag and you are set.  You just have to remember to take it with you (I have to leave my CVS bag in the van or I tend to leave it at home).

I also need to mention that you need to have a CVS Extra Care Card (which is free to sign up for- you can sign up at the store or you can sign up online- look near the right top corner and you will see Extra Care, click on that) in order for your Extra Care Bucks (ECB's) to print on your register receipt.

Free Samples

Here are some free samples you can request:

Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum Protection- you have to take a mini quiz- it told me that I was not at risk for gingivitis and let me fill out a form for a sample of Crest with Scope :)

Playtex Sport Tampons

Emergen-C Vitamin C & Calcium

U by Kotex

Quaker Life Soft Baked Bars

Cottenelle Wipes - they will send you a coupon for a free container of Cottenelle Wipes and will ask for a friends email address so that they can send them one as well

Wisk with Stain Spectrum Laundry Detergent- this is a Sam's Club sample- you do not need a membership to request this sample

**Coupon giveaway closed**

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED- Many thanks to all who entered :)

We are so excited to be able to do our very first giveaway :)  I have 20 $1 off Gain dish detergent coupons.  These coupons are in high demand due to you can get Gain dish detergent FREE with this coupon.  I know I have gotten several bottles free at Walmart.  The Walmart price for Gain dish detergent is $0.97- use the $1 coupon you get them for free- YEA!!! 

This giveaway is for 5 lucky people to receive 4 $1 gain dish detergent coupons.  To enter please leave a comment in this post stating that you would like to win.  This giveaway will end 09/17/10 and 5 winners will be selected at random on 09/18/10.  Please don't forget to leave your email address along with your comment so that I may contact you for your mailing address if you win. 

I would have loved to be able to make the giveaway dates longer but due to the coupon expires on 09/30/10.  I will pick, post and email winners on 09/18/10 and as long as I have your mailing address will mail these coupons first thing Monday morning (09/20/10).  An added plus- I will email the winners on 09/18/10- if you email me your mailing address before 10 am on 09/18/10- the coupons will go out on Saturday. Otherwise the coupons will go out on Monday morning :)  Good Luck !!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Walgreens RR's deals of the week of 09/12/10

Here are some deals for Walgreens:

Aussie or Herbal Essence- $2.99- $1 cpn 9/12
Colgate Total or Enamel Strength toothpaste or Max Fresh toothbrush- $2.99- 1cpn 9/12 Smart Source- get $2 rr
Impruv lotion- $4.99- $2 printable cpn- get $4 rr
Vicks Nyquil= 2/$10- $1.50 cpn 8/29 P&G- get $55 rr
Carmex lotions- $4.99- get $4 rr
Carmex lip care- $2.99- get $2 rr
Dulcolax Balance- $6.99- $2 IVC (instant value cpn)= $4.99- use printable cpn for up to $8 off to make this free
Crest Pro Health- 3.99- 2 IVC- $1 cpn 8/29 P&G
Neo Synephrine Nasal Spray, Alka Seltzer Plus 10 or 20 ct, or Campho Phenique gel- 2/$10-$1 Nasal Spray cpn- get $5 rr
Depends underwear 6 pk- $5.99- get $5.99 mail in rebate will print at register
TRUEresult Blood Glucose Moniter- $12.99- $12.99 rebate on box and get $3 rr
RR Deals
Deal #1
Colgate toothpaste - $2.99- $1 cpn 9/12 SS
You pay $1.99 get $2 rr

Deal #2
Carmex lip care- $2.99
use $2 rr from above
You pay $0.99 and get $2 rr

Deal #3
Impruv lotion- $2 printable cpn
use $2 rr
You pay $0.99 and get $4 rr

Deal #4
Carmex lotion- $4.99
use $4 rr
You pay $0.99 and get $4 rr

Deal #5
Vicks Nyquil 2/$10- $1.50 cpn 8/29 P&G
use $4 rr
You pay $4.50 and get $5 rr

Deal #6
Neo Synephrine Nasal Spray, Alka Seltzer Plus 10 or 20 ct, Campho Phenique 2/$10
Neo Synephrine Nasal Spray printable cpn - $1 x 2- you can print twice
use $5 rr
You pay $3.00 and get back $5 rr to use next week :)

CVS ECB deals of the week of 09/12/10

Brach candy corn, autumn mix or mellow creme pumpkin- $0.99 Sun, Mon, Tues only- get $0.99 ECB
Purex laundry detergent - $3.99 x 2= 7.98- $1/2 cpn 8/15 Red Plum- get $2 ECB x 2= $4 ECB
Nivea bodywash for Men- $4.99- $1 cpn 8/29 Red Plum- get $4.99 ECB
Nature Way Alive Vitamins- $9.99- use $1 printable cpn- get $9.99 ECB
High Octane Chews- $1.99- get $1.99 ECB
Total :$25.94
use $4 printable cpn for email update- info in ad
and cpns listed above
Total after cpns: $18.94- you will get back $21.96

If your budget will not allow you make such a large out of pocket expense, try the following transactions:
Deal #1
Brach candy- $0.99
High Octane Chews- $1.99
You Pay $2.98 and get back $2.98 ECBs

Deal #2
Purex laundry- $3.99 x 2= $7.98 use $1/2 cpn
Use $2.98 ECB's from above
You pay $4.00 and get $4 ECB

Deal #3
Nivea bodywash for Men $4.99- $1 cpn
use $4 ECB
You pay sales tax and get back $4.99 ECB

Deal #4
Nature Way Alive Vitamins $9.99 - $1 cpn
use $4.99 ECB
You pay $4.00 and get back $9.99 ECB's to use next week

Rite Aid Up Rewards for the week of 09/12/10

Pampers big pack diapers- $19.99
Oral B Toothbrush- $2.99 x 4= $11.96
Total: $31.95
Use coupons:
$5/$25 Video Value cpn
$1 Pampers cpn- 8/29 P&G
B1G1Free Oral B toothbrush (-$2.99)
$1 Oral B toothbrush
Total after cpns $21.96 and get back $5 up reward from Pampers and $10 up rewards from spending $30 on specific P&G products listed in the ad and $2 single check rebate.  So if you subtract your up rewards from your total, it is like you are paying $4.96

** Also if you have more than 1 of the buy 1 get 1 free cpns for the Oral B toothbrush you can bring your total down even lower.

Deal #1
Aussie or Herbal Essence $2.99- 1 cpn 9/12 Smart Source- get $1 up reward
Reach Toothbrush $2.99- $1 cpn 3/7 Red plum & $1 video value - get $2 up rewards
Noxema Razors- $1.99- $2 cpn 5/23 Red Plum
Trident Gum- 3/$3- $1 cpn 9/12 Smart Source- get $1 up reward
You pay : $4.97 - get $4 up rewards

Deal #2
Crest Pro Health toothpaste- $2.49- $1 cpn 8/29 P&G - get $1.50 up reward
Johnsons Baby Care- $3.99 - $1 cpn 9/12 Red Plum & $1 video value- get $2 up reward
Your total $3.48- use $3 of your up rewards from above and pay $0.48- get $3.50 up rewards

Deal #3
GE Soft White lightbulbs- 2/$4
use $3.50 up rewards from above and pay $0.50 and submit online for $3 single check rebate
And you will still have $1 up rewards to use next week :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic Saturday 09/11/10

It totally slipped my mind- we have had such a busy week- until I looked at the calender and saw that tomorrow Saturday, Sept 11, 2010 Lowes is doing a Build & Grow Clinic from 10 am until 11 am.  We have gone to several of these both in Virginia and in North Carolina (when we have been visiting with family).  Our kids love going.  This Saturday, the project is a cute pet leash hanger.  And best of all, not only do the kids get to have some fun with hands on projects it is completely FREE :)  All you need to do is sign your children up for the Lowes Build & Grow Clinic and you will get to see a pic of what they will be creating for this workshop as well as the project and date of the next clinic.  Once you sign up, you will need to print out, sign and bring the Clinic Waiver Form with you.  Your kids will receive a cute Lowes apron and goggles that they get to take home with them along with their project.  The recommended grades are 1st through 5th- but Nathan has been going since he was in Kindergarten and with help from daddy has had a blast.  Chris and Kevin go on occasion (it is difficult to determine with teenagers sometimes what they might be interested in doing) and it has never been a problem for them to do a project.  In fact, at the Lowes we attend the workshops at, I have seen kids of all ages doing projects, helping out younger kids and having fun :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Free kids toothbrush from Colgate :)

You can earn a free kids Colgate toothbrush for every kid in your household.  How you might ask?? Easy :)  My family has a bedtime ritual where every night at a specific time, our kids know to brush their teeth, wash their hands and get ready for bed.  Once snuggled in their beds we read them a bed time story and then off to dream land they go.  If your family bedtime ritual is similiar to ours you can log your kids bedtime habits into an online log.  Once your log is complete, you simply print off and complete the redemption form and mail it to the address provided and Colgate will send you a free kids Colgate toothbrush for every kid that participated.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Awesome Walmart Deals 09/05/10

Look what I purchased at Walmart:

6 pkgs of Purex 3 in 1 sheets= $4.97 each
5 pkgs Kraft Cheese- $2.00 each
2 Barilla Whole Wheat Pasta= $1.18 each
6 bottle Gain dish Detergent= $.97 each
BestLife Butter- $1.50
2 Bic Mechanical Pencils= $1 each (only 1 is shown above- Kevin ripped open his pack as soon as we got home)
Wisk laundry detergent- $4.97
M&M's- 1 peanut & 1 plain= $0.67 each

Total before cpns= $57.81

Cpns I used:
(6) $3 Purex 3 in 1 sheets cpn- 08/15/10 red plum
$5 Kraft cheese cpn
$1/2  Barilla Whole Wheat Pasta cpn
(6) $1 Gain dish detergent cpn- 08/29/10 P&G
$1 BestLife Butter cpn- 08/29/10 Red Plum
$1/2 Bic Stationary Products- 08/01/10 Smart Source
$3 Wisk laundry detergent- 08/29/10 red Plum
$0.75/2 M&M's

Total after cpns: $22.06 :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Rite Aid Up Reward Deals for the week of 09/05/10

If you are new to shopping at Rite Aid, have no Up Rewards and looking to get started with little out of pocket, this section is for you:

Mead Notebook 4/$2 get $1 Up Reward

Oral B toothbrush or Crest toothpaste $2.99 get $2 Up Reward

Bio True Multi-purpose Solution- $4.99 Get $4 Up Reward
use $2.00 cpn printable pay $2.99 get $4 Up Reward

Schick Hydro Razor $5.99
use $5 cpn from 08/08/10 smart source= pay 0.99

Orbit Gum- $0.88
use $0.50 video value cpn= pay $0.38

Rite Aid week of 09/05/10

Not much at Rite Aid this week that caught my eye.  I purchased:

(4) Mead Notebooks= $2.00
Oral B toothbrush- $2.99

Cpns I used:
$0.75 Oral B toothbrush 08/29/10 P&G
$2.00 Up Reward
$1.00 Up Reward

My total $1.49 and I received $1 Up Reward for the notebooks and $2 Up Reward for the toothbrush

CVS ECB Deals for the week of 09/05/10

If you are new to shopping at CVS, have no ECB's and are looking for a way to get started without spending alot out of pocket, this section is for you.

Stride Shift, Trident Layers, or Dentyne Pure- $0.99- get $0.99 back in ECB's
use buy 1 get 1 free Stride Shift cpn from 05/16/10 smart source- pay $0.99 and get $0.99 ECB

Excedrine Menstraual Complete Gels- $6.99 - get $5 ECB
use $1 printable cpn  pay $5.99 and get $5 ECB

Shick Hydro 3 or Shick Hydro 5- $8.97 get $4 ECB
use $5 cpn from 08/08/10 smart source - pay $3.97 and get $4 ECB

Crest Pro Health Clinical Gum toothpaste- 2/$6.98 get $2.50 ECB
use (2) $1 crest toothpaste cpn from 08/29/10 P&G pay $4.98 and get $2.50 ECB

High Octane Energy Chews- 3 ct- $1.99 get $1.99 back - Limit 2

Accu check Aviva- $14.99 get $5 ECB and mail in rebate for $9.99

Deal Scenarios
High Octane Chews- 3ct $1.99 x2= $3.98- get $3.98 ECB's
Crest Pro Health gum toothpaste- 2/$6.98- (2) $1 cpns (see above)= $4.98- $3.98 ECB= $1.00 = get back $2.50 ECB's
Schick Hydro razor- $8.97- $5 cpn (see above)= $3.97 - $2.50 ECB= $1.47 get back $4 ECB
Excedrine Menstrual- $6.99- $1 cpn (see above)= 5.99 - $4 ECB= 1.99 get back $5 ECB

If you buy the Stride Shift gum you will end up with a $0.99 ECB that you can use to lessen your total out of pocket expense to any of the above scenarios or hold on to it to roll over for next week.

CVS Trip week of 09/05/10

At CVS, I purchased:

2pk Dawn dish detergent- $6.00
2pk Clorox Wipes- $5.00
Stride Shift gum- $0.99 x 2= $1.98

$0.25 Clorox Wipes- 08/22/10 smart source
$0.20 Dawn - 08/29/10 P&G
Buy 1 Stride shift get 1 free- 05/16/10 smart source
$6.99 ECB
$4.00 ECB

Total out of pocket $1.10 and I received $2 ECB for the dawn, $1 ECB for the Clorox Wipes and $0.99 ECB for the Stride Gum

Walgreens RR Deals for the week of 09/05/10

If you are new to shopping at Walgreens and have no register receipts (aka rr's) and would like to get a good deal without spending alot out of pocket, this section is for you. 

Zegerid OTC- $10- use the Zegerid $3 cpn - pay $7 out of pocket and get a rebate for $10
Carmex lip balm- $2.00- pay $2.00 and get $2.00 rr back
St. Ives bodywash- $2.99 use the $2.00 rr from above and pay $0.99 and get $2.00 rr
Carmex Healing Cream or Lotion- $4.99- use the $2.00 rr from above and pay $2.99 and get $4 rr

If you did this scenario you would pay a total of $5.98 and would have a $4.00 rr to spend next week :)

Other good deals:
Wisk laundry detergent- $6.99 use the $3.00 cpn from the 8/29 red plum insert= pay $3.99 and get $2.00 rr
Comet - $0.50 with the cpn in the ad- use the $0.35 cpn from 7/18 smart source insert= $0.15

Walgreens Trip week of 9/5/10

I went to Walgreens and purchased the following:

Zegerid OTC- $10
Carmex Healing Cream- $4.99
St. Ives bodywash- $2.99
used $3.00 Zegerid OTC cpn
Paid $15.13 and received $4 rr (register receipt) from the Carmex cream, $2 rr from the St. Ives bodywash and will recieve a $10 rebate for purchasing the Zegerid OTC.

Another good deal at Walgreens that is running all month long is the Carmex lip balm- $2.00 and get $2.00 rr back.