Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween at TGI Fridays

Got an email from TGI Fridays about their Halloween Specials:

October 30th- Show up in costume and get a free appetizer of Fried Mozzarella, Pot Stickers or Fried Green Beans.  Also there is a costume contest at 9 pm for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Giftcard.

October 31st- Kids in costume eat free off kids menu when buying an adult entree

Rite Aid deals for the week of 10/31/10

$3/2 Chex Mix
$1/2 cpn 9/12 SS
$2/2- get $1 up

$7 Kendall Bandanges
$2.50 printable cpn
$4.50- get $3 SCR

$4.99 Purina cat or dog food
$2.00 cpn 10/17 ss
$2.99- get 1 up

$5.88 Tide Stain Release
$3.00 cpn 9/26 P&G- expires 10/31
$2.88 - get $1 up

$3/2 Sauve shampoo
$2/2 Video Value cpn

$2.99 Yuban Coffee
$1 cpn 9/26 SS
$1.99- get $1 up

$2.99 Splenda
$1 cpn 9/26 Rp
$1.99- get 1 up

$8.99 Benefiber
$2.50 printable cpn
$1.00 Video Value cpn
$5.49- get $2 SCR

$3.99 St. Ives skin care- get $3 SCR

$19.99- Pampers.
$1.00 P&G mailer
$18.99- get $3 up

Walgreens deals for the week of 10/31/10

$0.99 Ricola cough drops x2
$1/2 cpn 10/17 SS
$0.98 for 2 bags of Ricola cough drops

$5.99- Zarbees Children cough sryup
$3.00- printable cpn
$2.99- get $6 rr

$10/2 Vicks
$1.50 cpn x 2- 10/10 P&G
$7/2- get $5 rr

$7/2 Kotex pads or liners
$1.50/2 liners 10/10 SS or $2/2 pads 10/10 SS
$5.50 for liners or $5 for pads- get $2 rr

$4.99- Pepto
$1.00 cpn home mailer
$3.99- get 1 rr

$2.99- Crest Pro Health
$0.75- 10/10 P&G
$2.24- get $1 rr

$3.49- Head & Shoulders
$1.00 cpn 9/26 P&G- expires on 10/31
$2.49- get $1.50 rr

$7/2 Pantene, Aussie or Herbal Essence
$1/2 10/10 P&G
$6/2- get $2 rr

Tressemme- buy $10 and get $5 rr

Mint Meltaway or Queen Anne Corial Cherry- $10/4- get $5 rr

$5.99 Energizer Batteries- get $1 rr

$7/2 Dove or Degree Deo or Bodymist
$0.75 - 10/3 Rp x 2- expires 10/31
$5.50- get $2 rr

CVS deals for the week of 10/31/10

I decided to try a new format for the way I post deals.  Lets see if this makes it easier to understand.  Let me know what you think.

$8.99- Schick Hydro Razor
$4.00 cpn- 10/3 SS
$4.99- get a $4.00 ECB

$4.99- Oral B Pulsar toothbrush
$1.00 cpn- 10/10 P&G
$3.99- get $2 ECB- Limit of 2

$4.99 x 2= $9.98- Oral B Cross Action toothbrush
Use B1G1Free cpn 9/26 P&G (-$4.99)
Pay $4.99 and get $2 ECB x 2

$14.99- Bayer Contour
$10.00 cpn- 8/8 RP
$4.99 - get $5 ECB

$14.99- Accucheck- get $5 ECB- $9.99 mail in rebate

$29.99- Bayer Contour USB
$10 cpn - 8/8 RP
$19.99- get $10 ECB

$24.99- Prilosec OTC- 42 ct
$  3.00 cpn- 10/10 P&G
$21.99- get $7 ECB

$7.99- Nature Made Fish Oil
$2.00 cpn- Oct All You magazine
$5.99- get 4 ECB

Mars Singles candy bars- B2G1Free- use B1G1Free cpn 9/26 RP- cpn expires on 10/31/10

7 up, Canada Dry, A&W or Sunkist cans- $11/3- get $3 ECB

Purex all in one laundry sheets- B1G1Free- use (2) $3 cpn 10/10 RP

P&G Deal- Buy $25 of items listed below and get $16 off Toy Story 3 DVD when it comes out:
Always pads or liners- $5.97
Bounty papertowels- 8 pk- $6.97- use $0.25 cpn 9/26 P&G
Charmin 16 pk- $9.97- use $0.25 cpn 9/26 P&G or 10/10 P&G
Clairol Nice & Easy hair color- $5.97- use $1 cpn 10/3 RP
Crest Pro Health- $5.50/2 - use $0.75 cpn 10/10 P&G
Dawn- $0.97- use $0.25 cpn 9/26 P&G
Duracell batteries- $5.97- use $0.75 10/10 P&G
Pantene- $3.47- use $1/2 cpn 9/26 P&G or 10/10 P&G
Puffs tissues- $0.97
Tide laundry detergent- $19.97- use 1 cpn 9/26 P&G

**Hot Coupon for Coffee Drinkers**

I love coffee and sadly it was one of the things I gave up when we were cutting back on our grocery budget.  Since we are doing so well with our grocery budget, it is getting colder and I came across this amazing Coffee Mate creamer coupon, coffee is making a comeback in this house- at least for the winter:)

$1.50 Coffee Mate liquid or powder 15 oz+ printable coupon

Walmart has Coffee Mate coffee creamers for $1.78- use the $1.50 coupon (that you can print twice) and get it for $0.28- yummy:)

My small shopping trip

While I am adjusting back to the time change, I decided to do a couple small shopping trips.  I knew I had to go to Walgreens as my register rewards were expiring that day.  I decided to stop by Walmart as well to restock on milk, bread and a few other things as my mother in law left my freezer still full:) 

My Walgreens trip
(2) 7 up- $1.00 x 2
Reeses Pieces- $2.99
York Pieces- $2.99
Colgate Sensitive toothpaste- $3.49
(2) Chex Mix- $1.50 x 2
(4) Halloween Pencils- $1.00/4
Subtotal: $15.47
B1G1Free 7 up cpn- 9/19 SS
Reese's, Almond Joy or York Pieces- $0.50- 9/12 SS
Reese's. Almond Joy or York Pieces- $0.50- 9/12 SS
Chex Mix- $0.50 printable cpn
Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste- $1.00 - 10/10 SS
$9 in RR's
Grand total after tax: $3.48
I recieved: 6.5 in rr's and 2 free Redbox movie codes:)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


It is great to be home:)  Sorry I never had the opportunity to update my blog the entire week we were in Hawaii- there was so much to do.  Not to mention the 3 flights there and the 3 flights back home.  And the time change messed up our internal clock.  It was strange to call my boys at home to find out that they just finished dinner and we hadn't even had a chance to eat lunch ourselves.  I can't wait to jump back into blog mode.  We are trying to readjust to our time zone again- so I will not do the weekly deals this week.  I do have a few things from Hawaii that I picked up that would make great giveaways:)  We hope you had a great week last week and will have an awesome week this week. 

Mahalo (Thanks) & Aloha:)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wanted to let you know....

Many of you already know that my husband, the baby and myself are going out of state for a week- YEA!!!  Due to all the packing and trying to get everything together and that our flight leaves at 5:45 am Sunday morning- I will not be posting any store deals for next this week.  I know many of you are sad.  However, when we return, I plan to not only post store and other deals but plan to post more about how we are climbing out of debt, some interesting challenges for those who wish to participate and some awesome exciting giveaways.  I hope to have internet access but cannot say for sure until we get out there.  If we do have internet and have a chance, I hope to do some light blogging while away as well as let everyone know that we made it ok to our destination.  This is my first plan ride as well as the babies first plane ride as well- so I am very excited.  You may be asking where we are going- I am so excited and so very blessed to be able to accompany my husband (this is a business trip for him, vacation trip for me and the baby) to Hawaii :)

If anyone would like a postcard from Hawaii, I have 10 stamps left.  Send me a quick email and let me know that would you like a postcard and I will do my best to send some out.  Email me at

Have a blessed week ~ Theresa

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Share a package of Kleenex

Go to the Kleenex website to send a free package of tissues to someone you care about.  I just send a pack my mom:)  You can also send a message with the tissues.  The site said that she should receive her tissues in about 14 days.  You can only send 1 pack to 1 person.  Be sure to visit the map of sharing when on the Kleenex website. 

Chesterfield Berry Farm

Attention all moms:  If you live near or are planning to go to Chesterfield Berry Farm this weekend, you are in for a sweet surprise.  On October 16th & 17th, it is mothers appreciation weekend and mothers get free admission to Chesterfield Berry Farm.  We are planning to be there.  Admission includes a variety of activities including hayride out to and from the pumpkin field, an 8 acre corn maze, moon bounce, scary fun barn and so much more.  Regular admission is $11.95 per person.  Pumpkins from the pumpkin patch are now $0.29 lb, they were regularly $0.59 lb. 

For more information, directions or to find out what events they will have for the rest of the month of October, please visit Chesterfield Berry Farm fall harvest page:)

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic

I am posting this early as we will away that Saturday.  Mark your calendars so you don't forget because I am not going to have the opportunity to post a reminder. 

On Saturday, October 23rd, Lowes is hosting a Build & Grow Clinic.  We love these clinics and they are so much fun.  On 10/23/10 at 10 am, your child can build a Flapping Bat complete with glow in the dark stickers just in time for Halloween :)

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 to your local Lowes hardware store.  Also if 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.  Plus it is something that kids can say that they built:)

Remember to...

Always make it a habit to look at your receipt before you leave the store if possible- it makes it easier if there is a problem.  If possible, watch the register to see what prices ring up as.  I know that can be difficult.  I admit I always don't watch the register because I am usually paying attention to one of the kids but I always make it a habit to scan the receipt while I'm walking to the exit.  And I'm glad I do- I was at Rite Aid and the totals didn't seem right so I scanned the register screen and found the problem- the PediaCare Gentle Vapors were ringing up $8.99 instead of $6.99.  The register said that the regular price was $8.99 and the sale price was $8.99- I asked the cashier how it could be the sale price if it is the regular price, she giggled, made sure I purchased the correct product and adjusted the price of the item for me.  This item qualifies for a single check rebate of $6.99- if I had of paid the $8.99 price and submitted it for the single check rebate, I would have only received back $6.99.  So, if you don't already do so, try to make it a habit to do a quick scan of your receipt before leaving the store especially if the totals seem off to you.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My shopping day

Mondays are my shopping days.  This is what I got:

My first stop was Rite Aid:
I wanted to use my Up Rewards so they didn't expire while we were on our trip next week.

I purchased:
Neilmed Gentle Vapors- $6.99
Neilmed Nasamist- $9.99
Neilmed Nasogel- $5.99
Gain dish detergent- $0.89
Palmers Lip Buter- $1.99
Blistex Lip Ointment- $1.49
Subtotal: $27.34

Coupons I used:
$5/25 Video Value cpn
$1 Gain dish detergent cpn
$18.18 Up Rewards

Total after cpns & tax: $ 3.23
I will get back: $26.45 single check rebate :)

My next stop was CVS:

I purchased:
2 boxes Quaker True Delights Wild Blueberry Muffin instant oatmeal- $5/2
2 tubes of Colgate Total toothpaste- $2.99 x 2= $5.98
Subtotal: $10.98
Coupons I used:
$2 Quaker Oatmeal printable cpn
$1 Quaker Oatmeal cpn- 9/12 RP or 8/29 RP
$1 Colgate cpn- 10/10 SS
$6 ECB

Total after cpns and tax- $1.36
I received $ 7.98 in ECB's to use next time along with the $1.50 ECB that I did not use yesterday :)

My next stop was Walgreens:

I purchased:
Venus Embrace $ 9.99
Crest Pro Health toothpaste $2.49
Noxema razors- $3.99
4 Halloween pencils $1.00
Subtotal :$ 17.47

Coupons I used:
$0.75 Crest toothpaste
$2.00 Venus Embrace
$1.00 Noxema razors
$8 rr

Total after cpn & tax: $ 6.59
I recieved $7 in Register Rewards

This Walgreens didn't have the Halls Cough Drops, so I visited the other Walgreens and they had them, so I purchased 2- my intention was to purchase 2 of the cough drops and use the $1/2 cpn I had but the cashier insisted on doing 2 seperate transactions so I would get (2) $1 rr- so I didn't get to use my coupon at Walgreens.  The total I spent at this Walgreens was $2 and I got back $2 rr.  That makes a total of $9 in rr that I have to use for my next shopping trip.

My next stop was at Kroger.  I purchased 4 mangos at $.99 each and spent a grand total of $4.06

My next stop was at Walmart.  My grand total was $103.01 after coupons.  Michael about fell over after seeing that amount- we haven't had a grocery total that high in a long time.  I had to remind him that we are stocking up on food for the boys and my mother in law for next week as we will be away. 

I did find some really good deals at Walmart I wanted to pass along.

Ronzoni Heathy Harvest pasta: $1.18 x 2 - use (2) $1 printable cpn= $0.18 x 2
Barilla Plus Pasta- $1.98- use $1.00 printable cpn = $0.98
Idahoan flavored potatoes- $0.92 x 2 -use (2) $1 printable cpn= $-0.16
Halls Cough Drops- 40 ct- $0.98- use $1/2 cpn 10/10 SS= $0.96/2

Subtotal would be: $8.14
After coupons would be: $2.14

My awesome meat deal

Over the weekend, I finally had an opportunity to visit our local tiny butcher shop, Chicken Beef & More.  I have been meaning to go in there for some time.  I saw an ad in our local paper that showed that they were having a sale.  A really good sale.  I made my list- I wanted to buy 5 lbs of ground beef (on sale for $1 lb), 5 lbs of chicken drumsticks (on sale for $1 lb) and 10 lbs of apples (on sale for $1 lb).  That would cost me $20 plus tax.  I arrived and browsed, the chicken drumsticks were marked down to $0.75 lb- YEA!!!!  And I found some other amazing deals.  The gentlemen running the shop were so nice and helpful and I will definitely be back.  I told my husband that if we could plan our menu around their sales, we could save even more money:)   I highly recommend if you have a local butcher shop that you check it out- you never know what amazing deals await you.  This is what I got:

I was very pleased with my purchase- when I got home on Saturday I threw what I could in the freezer- that is why some of its probably looks frozen in the picture.  I just had an opportunity to take this pic last night. 
I purchased:
1 dz eggs- $1
1.12 lbs 81% ground beef- $3.39 lb-marked down to $1
0.75 lb 81% ground beef- $3.39 lb-  marked down to $0.75
5 lbs 80/20 ground beef- $1 lb- $5.00
1.86 lbs chicken legs- $0.75 lb- $1.40
1.85 lbs chicken legs- $0.75 lb- $1.39
1.70 lbs chicken legs- $0.75 lb- $1.28
1.45 lbs chicken legs- $0.75 lb- $1.09
3.47 lbs Boston Butt- $1.00 lb- $3.47
3.87 lbs Boston Butt- $1.00 lb- $3.87- this didn't make it into the picture- instead it made it into my crockpot to make shredded pork for a dinner possibility for next week.
3.22 lbs of apples- $1.00 lb- $3.22- I forgot to include the apples into the pic also

All of the above for $24.64 after tax.  I think I did a great job and only went over my initial amount of $20 by less than 5 dollars.  And all the meat will last us for about 10 meals :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

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

Rite Aid has alot of "Freebates" this week.  If you are unfamiliar with what a "freebate" is- it is where you pay for an item and then get a rebate for the purchased price of that item, making the item free after rebate.  This week, I am going to do some of the freebates to use up my Up Rewards so they don't expire when we are away:)

Sucrets $2.99- get $2.99 Single Check Rebate (scr)
Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Butter- get $1.99- $1.99 scr
Blistex Ointment- $1.49- get $1.49 scr
PediaCare Childrens Cough Syrup or Multi Symptom Cold- $4.99- get $4.99 scr
Antiox Immune Support Shots- $2.99- get $2.99 scr- Limit of 2 rebates
Neilmed Nasadock Drying Stand- $5.99- get $5.99 scr
Comtrex 24ct- $3.99- get $3.99 scr
Kids-Eeze Soft Chews- $4.99- get $4.99 scr
Emergen-C Immune Booster Shots- $3.49- get $3.49 scr
Neilmed Nasamist Spray- $9.99- get $9.99 scr
Neilmed Nasogel Spray- $5.99- get $5.99 scr
PediaCare Gentle Vapors Plug- $6.99- $6.99 scr

Gain dish detergent- $0.89- use $1.00 cpn 10/10 P&G
Bounty Paper Towels- $11.99- use $0.25 cpn 9/26 P&G- get $1 Up Reward
Charmin Bath Tissue- $11.99- use $0.25 cpn 10/10 P&G- get $1 Up Reward
Gain Laundry Detergent- $10/2- use $1.00 10/10 P&G- get $2 Up Reward
Gain Fabric Softener- $10/2- use  $1.00 cpn 9/12 Rp- get $2 Up Reward
Cheer Laundry Detergent- $10/2 - use $2 cpc- 10/10 P&G- get $2 Up Reward
Prilosec OTC- $22.99- use $3 cpn 10/10 P&G- get $5 Up Reward
Hershey, KitKat, Reese's snack size- $4/2- buy 3 and use $1/3 cpn 9/26 SS- get $1 Up Reward
Nyquil or Dayquil- $4.99- use $1.50 cpn- get $1.50 Up Reward
Pantene- $7/2- use $1/2 cpn 10/10 P&G- get $2 Up Reward
John Frieda- $4.99- use $2 cpn 10/10 SS- get $1 Up Reward
Playtex Tampons- $8/2- use $2 Video Value cpn & $2 printable cpn- get $2 Up Reward
Fixodent- $3.99- use $0.50 cpn- 10/10 P&G - get $2 Up Reward
Crest Toothpaste- $2.49- use $0.75 cpn 10/10 P&G -get $1 Up Reward
Oral B toothbrush- $2.49- use $0.75 cpn 10/10 p&G- get $1 Up Reward
Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste- $2.88- use $1 printable cpn- get $1 Up  Reward
Air Wick i motion- $4.99- use $2 cpn 10/10 SS- get $1 Up Rewae=rd

Friday, October 8, 2010

Walgreens deals for the week of 10/10/10

Crest Pro Health toothpaste- $2.49- use $0.75 cpn 10/10 P&G and get $1.50 rr

Halls Refresh Raspberry Lemon cough drops- $1-buy 2 and use $1/2 cpn 10/10 SS- get $1 rr

Huggies Pure & Natural- $8.99- use $3 cpn 9/26 SS get $2 rr
Huggies Little Snugglers- $8.99- use $2 cpn 9/26 SS get $2 rr

Gillette Venus- $9.99- use $2 cpn 9/26 P&G get $4 rr
Gillette Pro Glide- $9.99- use $2 cpn 9/26 P&G get $4 rr

Noxema razors- $3.99 use  $1 cpn 8/8 RP or $1 cpn inside package and get $3 rr

Nivea skin or bodywash- 2/$9- use 1 cpn 8/29 RP get 4 rr

Colgate Dental- $2.99- use $0.75 10/3 SS get $1 rr

New to CVS 10/10/10

This post is for those who don't have any ECB's and wish to maximize their savings while paying little out of pocket by rolling their ECB's.  This consists of mutiple transactions.

Transaction #1
2/$5- Quacker Quick Oats
- $1 cpn 9/12 RP or 8/29 RP
- $1 cpn 9/12 RP or 8/29 Rp
$3 out of pocket and get $2 ECB

Transaction #2
$6.49 Aussie
- 1 cpn 9/12 SS
- 2.00 ECB from above transaction
$3.49 out of pocket and get $2 ECB

Transaction #3
$2.99- Colgate Advance toothpaste
$2.99- Colgate Advacne toothpaste
- 0.75 cpn 10/3 SS
- 0.75 cpn 10/3 SS
-2.00 ECB from above
$2.48 out of pocket and get $5.98 ECB

Transaction #4
$6.99- Azo Itch Relief
$1.99- Dial or Tone bar soap
- $2 printable for Azo
- 5.98- ECB from above
$1 out of pocket and get $$5 ECB from Azo and $1 ECB for Dial

You will spend $9.97 total out of pocket and will have $6 ECB to roll for next week :)

CVS deals of the week of 10/10/10

7up, A&W, Canada Dry or Sunkist- 3/$11- get $3.00 ECB when you buy 3

Quacker Quick Oats- 2/$5- use $1 cpn 8/29 P&G and/or 9/12 Rp- get $2 ECB when you buy 2

Method Laundry detergent- $8.99- get $5 ECB

Covergirl Simply Ageless products- buy 2 and use $5/2 cpn 10/10 P&G - $6 ECB when you buy 2

Dial bodywash- 2/$8- use $1/2 cpn 10/10 RP- get $2 ECB when you buy 2

Dial or Tone bar soap- $1.99- $1 ECB- there is a $1/3 cpn in 10/10 RP if you want to buy 3 packages of dial soap- but you only get $1 ECB

John Frieda Collection, Biore, Jergens, or Curel- $6 & John Frieda Luminious, Frizz-Ease. Blonder or Color Renew- $8- $2 cpn 10/10 SS- Spend $10 get $3 ECB

Aussie, Head & Shoulders or Herbal Essence family size- $6.49- Get $2 ECB- use either: $1 Aussie cpn 9/12 SS, $1 9/26 P&G Head & Shoulders or $1/2 Herbal Essence 10/10 SS

General Mills Cereal- 2/$6- use $1/2 printable- $2 ECB when you buy 2

Colgate Total Advance or Enamel Strength- $2.99- $0.75 cpn 10/10 SS- Get $2.99 ECB- Limit 2

Azo Itch Relief Crem- 1 oz- $6.99 -use $2 printable- $5 ECB- Limit 5

Spend $25 on specified P&G products get $10 ECB:
Charmin- 16 pack- 9.99 use $0.25 9/26 P&G
Bounty- 8 pk - $6.99 use $0.25 9/26 P&G
Downy- $1 con 9/26 P&G
Tide- $1 cpn 9/26 P&G
Gain- $1 cpn 9/12 RP

Accu Check Aviva diabetes monitoring kit- $9.99- $9.99 mail in rebate

Dawn dish liquid- $0.97- use $0.25 cpn 9/26 P&G

Natures Bounty - B1G1Free- cpn available: $1 (9/12 SS), $3 (8/29 RP) or $2 (9/12 SS)

Purex 3 in 1 laundry sheets- B1G1Free- use (2) $3 cpn 10/10 RP

Don't forget:
Don't forget to....
1) Go to and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn
2) Stop by the ExtraCare coupon  center and get cpns
3) You can use a manufacturer's cpn along with a CVS cpn
4) You can use 2 cpns with products on sale B1G1Free for example- Purex B1G1Free- use (2) $3 cpn from 10/10 RP

Amazing deal on All You magazine

If you are not familiar with the All You magazine Walmart puts out every month- you have no idea what you are missing.  Not only do the magazines include manufacterer's coupons but they have interesting articles.  The value of the coupons itself pay for the magazine.  The normal retail value of each issue if you buy it at the store is $2.49.  Since Walmart takes off 10%, you can purchase this magazine for $2.24 an issue x 12 months and you are paying $26.88 before tax each year.  I have seen deals on the internet as well as amazon offering a year subscription to All You for around $20 a year.  But this deal will blow that out of the water.  A good friend of mine, her daughter has a school fundraiser- I took a look at it and saw that they are offering the All You magazine for an unheard of price of $25 for 30 issues- WHAT???  $25 for 2 & 1/2 yrs- that is awesome!!  That is less than the price of buying it at Walmart for 1 yr- with this deal you get 2 & 1/2 yrs.  That is $0.83 an issue- how sweet is that- plus to make things even better- if you order this deal the school gets $10 from this alone.  Now if $25 is too steep for you to pay right now, they also have a 15 issue subscription for $15- that is $1 an issue- still an awesome price and the school will get $6 from that purchase.  They also have other items for sale and other magazines also.  I just wanted to tell you about this fantastic deal on the All You magazine- I have never seen the subscription price so low.  The fundraiser was supposed to end today :(  But my good friend called the school and the school is letting her daughter take orders and turn everything in on Monday, which means that this offer is good for the rest of the weekend :)  Plus you will be ordering online, so she will automatically get credit.  You may be asking- How do I go about ordering this fantastic deal?  Its so easy- I just ordered a 30 issue subscription myself.

Here's how:
1) Visit Great American Online
2) It will ask for an ID number on the right- enter 961235
3) It will ask you for the childs name- please enter:  Kaitlyn Hennessy
4) Search for All You on the left hand box and the magazine will come right up

Follow the directions- enter your payment info and you are done :)  You not only will be getting an amazing deal you will helping out a wonderful young lady's school. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

P&G Coupon Book

Keep your receipts- esp those from Rite Aid if you did the P&G Up deals.  I got an email from P&G stating that if you print out the form and mail in your receipt (s) of at least $50 in qualifying P&G products that they will send you a coupon book with over $110 in coupons.  To see the qualifying P&G products, visit here for a list.  The P&G website says that the $50 in products is before tax and coupons- WOOHOO!!  I only have to send in 2 receipts- YEA!!  Offer began August 20, 2010 and will end on December 31, 2010.  Your request must be postmarked by January 14, 2011 in order to receive your coupon book. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Kroger Instant Win game

Kroger has a Kick off to Savings Instant win game where you can win up to 2 prizes.

Good Luck :)

Walgreens Instant Win game

Play Walgreen's Get in the Spirit of Savings game for the chance to win a Walgreens gift card.  They're giving away over 100 gift cards in the amount of $25, $50 and even $1,000.

Good Luck :)

Time saving tip

Did you know.....

That is takes the same time to prepare 1 cup of rice that it does the whole bag??  When I go grocery shopping and need rice, I immediately pick up a 2 lb bag of long grain rice.  When we want to have rice with dinner, I use 4 cups of rice and 8 cups of water (you will have a half of a cup leftover- I put this in a ziploc bag in my pantry and add to it until it becomes a full cup and will use it then).  Let it come to a boil- reduce the heat to simmer, put a lid on it and walk away from it for 20 minutes.  When 20 minutes is up, we have a large pot of rice. We eat however much we are going to eat with dinner.  When dinner is over, we put the rice in a gallon ziploc bag and throw it into the freezer to have the next week we have rice.  We found out that you can freeze already cooked rice and when you want to use it, microwave it and it tastes just the same as if you just cooked it.  It works for us and it is one less thing I have to worry about when cooking dinner :)

Free Samples :)

Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum toothpaste

Tena Overnight Pads

Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Garnier Moisture Rescue

Wisk Laundry Detergent

Glad Odor Shield Trashbag and Tide Acti-Lift laundry detergent

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My super awesome shopping day :)

I wanted to post this last night but unfortunately did not have the strength to do so.  We had a family reunion over the weekend in MD- we had fun despite the cold weather and the rain spits :)  The kids had a blast at the huge playground that the park has.  By the time we got home, it was late and we were all exhausted.  The baby slept the whole way home so he was up for a while after we got home.  So I didn't get alot of sleep Sunday night and had to rise bright and early to get the boys up and off to school Monday morning.  Mondays are my shopping days, so needless to say I was so tired last night and barely had the energy to post the CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens deals.  The baby only got up 1 time last night so I am energized and ready to post today :)  So here are the shopping deals I got yesterday.  I think I did pretty good:


Revlon Nail Polish- $3.99
Colgate pro Clinical Toothpaste- $3.99
Shick Hydro 3 Razor

Cpns I used:
$1 Colgate toothpaste 9/19 SS
$4 Shick Hydro 3 razor- 10/3 SS
$7.99 ECB's
Grand total including tax: $4.76
I received $9.50 in ECB's- YEA!!!
And I got $1 Summer ECB- so that is $10.50 in ECB's for next week :)


EOS Fruit Lip Balm- $3.00
Oral B toothbrush- $1.99
Shick Hydro 5 razor- $7.99
Halloween Cups- $1/3

Cpns I used:
$4 Shick Hydo 5 cpn- 10/3 SS
$0.75 Oral B toothbrush cpn- P&G mailer
$5 rr
$2 rr
Grand total including tax: $2.93
I got $8 in rr's
I would have a lower out of pocket expense but Walgreens policy states that the total number of manufacturers coupons and register rewards cannot exceed the number of items in the transaction.  I had 3 items- 2 cpns and 2 register rewards, so I had to add 1 item- but the cups were so cute and I knew it would be a fight if I only brought home 1 cup.  I still came out pretty good :)

Rite Aid

Huggies Pure & Natural- $7.99
Dove Dark Chocolate- $4.99
Dove Milk Chocolate- $4.99
York Peppermint Patty- $0.50 x 2
Oral B 3D vivid white toothbrush- $2.69
Shick Hydro 5 razor- $5.99
Nivea lip product- $2.99

Cpns I used:
$4/20 video value cpn
$1 Oral B vivd white toothbrush- P&G mailer
$2 Shick Hydro video value
$1 Nivea lip care cpn- 10/3 RP
$2 Huggies video value cpn
$3 Huggies Pure & Natural cpn
$0.50/2 mars candy video value cpn
$1/2 Dove  chocolate video value cpn
$1 Dove chocolate cpn- 8/15 RP
$4 Shick Hydro 5 razor- 10/3 10/3 SS
$0.50 Dove chocolate cpn- 8/29 RP
$7 Up Rewards
Grand total after tax: $4.41
I received $4.68 in Up Rewards
**Please note my out of pocket should have been lower but I bought the wrong Dove chocolate, so I didn't get the $1 Up for the Dove- but all things considered I think I still did really well.  I still have $13.50 in Up Rewards from last week and I received a 10% off shopping pass also. 

I would love to hear how everyone made out- leave me a comment and let me know.

Have a blessed week :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rite Aid deals for the week of 10/3/10

Nivea Lip Care- $2.99- 1 cpn 10/3 RP- $1.99 Up
Huggies Jumbo pk diapers- $7.99- $3 cpn 9/26 SS & $2 Video Value cpn
Crest Outlast toothpaste or 3D White Vivid Toothbrush- $2.69- $1 cpn 9/26 P&G- $2.69 Up
Dove Chocolate mini- $2.99- $1 cpn 8/15 RP & $1/2 Video Value cpn
Infusium 23 shampoo or conditioner- $5.99- $1 cpn 9/12 SS & $1 Video Value cpn- $2 Up
Shick Hydro razor $5.99- $4 cpn 10/3 $ $2 Video Value cpn
Listerine Mouthwash- $3.99- $1 Up
Tom's of Maine products- $3.49- $1 cpn 10/3 SS- get $1 single check rebate
Nice n' Easy hair color- $7.99- $1 cpn 10/3 RP get $2 Up
Tilex- 2/$4- $1 printable cpn- $2 Up
Tide Stain Release, Downy Fabric Softener or Bounce Dryer Sheets- $3.99- $1 cpn 9/26 P&G- $1 Up
Single Serve Candy- 2/$1- $0.50 Video Value cpn

Don't forget:
Rite Aid allows you to use a manufacturer's cpn along with a Rite Aid store cpn along with a video value cpn :)

CVS deals for the week of 10/3/10

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 razor- $8.97- $4 cpn 10/3 SS- $5 ECB
Colgate Pro Clinical toothpaste $3.99- $1 cpn 9/19 SS- $1.50 ECB
Colgate Wisp- 8ct- $3.99- $0.50 cpn 10/3 SS- $1.50 ECB
Bausch & Lomb Renu Sensitive $7.99- $1 cpn- $7.99 ECB
Revlon Nail Polish- $3.99- $1 cpn 9/12 SS- get $3 ECB- Limit 6
Disney kids Gummies- B1G1Free- $1 cpn 10/3 RP
Stove Top Stuffing- B1G1Free- $1/2 printable cpn
Campbells Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup- B1G1Free- $0.40/3 8/29 SS

Don't forget to....
1) Go to and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn
2) Stop by the ExtraCare coupon  center and get cpns
3) You can use a manufacturer's cpn along with a CVS cpn

Walgreens deals for the week of 10/3/10

Vicks Nyquil or Dayquil 20ct or liquid- $10/2- get $5 rr
Nice 'n Easy hair color $5.99- $1 cpn 10/3 Rp- get $2 rr
Nice 'n Easy Perfect 10 hair color- $8.99- get $1 cpn 10/3 Rp- get $2 rr
Gillette Fusion ProGlide- $9.99 - $2 cpn 9/26 P&G- get $4 rr
Venus Razor- $9.99- $3 cpn 9/26 P&G- get $4 rr
Crest Toothpaste- $1.99- $0.50 cpn 9/26 P&G get $1 rr
Oral B Indicator toothbrush- $1.99- $1 rr
Crest Dental care Pro Health $3.99- $1 cpn 9/26 P&G - get $2 rr
EOS Lip Balm- $3.00- get $3 rr
Tena Serenity Underwear- $9.99- $1.50 cpn 8/1 SS- $9.99 mail in rebate print at register
TRUE2go Blood Gluclose- $4.99- $4.99 rebate on box
Schick Hydro 3 or 5 razor- $7.99- $4 cpn 10/3 SS- $4 rr
Nivea Lip care- $1 - $1 cpn or $2/2 cpn 10/3 RP

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Walgreen shopping trip

I had to use $3 in register receipts before they expired, so I bought:

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion - $5.99
FullBar - $1.99
3 Halloween coloring books for Nathan- $1/3- not pictured- Nathan was so excited the coloring books dissapeared before I could take the picture :)
subtotal: $8.98

I used $3 in rr's
Grand total after tax: $ 6.43
I got $7 in rr for another shopping trip

My awesome Rite Aid shopping trip

I made 2 Rite Aid shopping trips this week and would like to share them with you.  I started out with $22 in Up Rewards that were going to expire at the end of this week.

My 1st Rite Aid trip:
I bought:
Tide laundry detergent- $5.99
Gillette bodywash- $4.00
Gillette bodywash- $4.00
Gillette bodywash- $4.00
Gillette deodorant- $4.00
Gillette deodorant- $4.00
Pantene shampoo- $3.00
Pantene conditioner- $3.00
subtotal: $31.99

Coupons I used:
$5/25 Video Value cpn
$1 Tide- 9/26 P&G
$1/2 Pantene- 9/26 P&G
Buy 1 Gillette bw get 1 deo free- $4.00
Buy 1 Gillette bw get 1 deo free- $4.00
$2.00 Gillette bw cpn - 9/26 P&G
$14 in Up Rewards
Grand Total after tax: $ 2.09

I got $10 P&G Up Reward and $2 single check rebate for the Gillette bodywash

My 2nd Rite Aid trip:

I bought:
Pampers Jumbo pk diapers- $9.99
Bounty Basic 8 roll papertowels- $5.49
Crest Pro Health clinical- $3.49
24 pk bottle water- $2.99
Oral B toothbrush- $2.99
Oral B toothbrush- $2.99
Subtotal: $27.94

Coupons I used:
$1 Pampers- 9/26 P&G
$0.50 Bounty papertowels- home mailer
$1 Crest toothpaste- 9/26 P&G
B1G1Free Oral B toothbrush- $2.99
$1 Oral B toothbrush
$5/25 Video Value cpn
$4.50 in Up Rewards**
Grand Total with tax- $12.78

** I gave the cashier the remaining $7 in Up Rewards that I had - unfortunately I wasn't paying close attention to see that $2.50 in Up Rewards never went through.**

I got back:
$2 Up Reward from Pampers
(2) $2 Up Rewards from Crest/Oral B
$2.50 Up Reward from Crest
$1 Up Reward from Bounty

I now have $19.50 in Up Rewards to use in upcoming weeks- YEA!!!!

Awesome Upcoming Huggies Diaper Deal

If you need diapers and have a Rite Aid near, then you are in luck :)  This coming week (10/3), Rite Aid is putting Huggies Diapers on sale for $7.99.  Now I know that is not an awesome deal but wait it gets better.  In the 9/26 Smart Source, there are 2 Huggies coupons- $3 on Pure & Natural Huggies diapers and $2 for Little Snugglers diapers.  Also, if you haven't already go to Rite Aid website and sign up for the Video Values- once you sign- sign in and look for the Huggies video- watch it and then go to the top of the page and look in the right hand corner and you will see My Account- click on that and you will see the video(s) you have watched and what you have credit for.  You should be able to print a $2 Huggies Video Value coupon.  It looks like this:

$7.99- Huggies Jumbo pack
-3.00- Pure & Natural cpn
-2.00- Video Value cpn
$2.99 for a jumbo pack of Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers- YEA!!!


$7.99- Huggies Jumbo Pack
-2.00- Little Snugglers cpn
-2.00- Video Value cpn
$3.99 for a jumbo pack of Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers- still an awesome price

Plus if you have any Up Rewards you can lower your out of pocket even more :)