Friday, February 28, 2014

Walgreens deals for the week of 03/02/2014

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer may not receive another RR
5) 2 coupons can be used with Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sales :)

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

Walgreens has rolled out a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.
 
Dawn- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1/2 Dawn or Cascade cpn- 03/02 P&G

Hershey candy- $0.59- Limit 6

Oral B CrossAction or 3D White Vivid toothbrush, Crest 3D White or ProHealth toothpaste or ProHealth rinse- $3 and get $1.50 RR
$0.75 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/02 P&G
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1 Crest 3D White Brillance Boost, be, Sensi or 3D White Brillance toothpaste cpn- 02/09 RP
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 03/02 P&G 

Oberto beef jerky- $3.99 and get 1000 points

Brandywine mushrooms or Nice mandarin oranges- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Chicken of the Sea sardines or chunk light tuna- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Tilex, 409, Clorox kitchen or bathroom or Pinesol- $6/2 and get 1000 points

Glad trash bags- $6.99 and get 1000 points

Glade spray air fresheners- $6/2 and get 1000 points

Clorox concentrated bleach- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Sparkle 3 roll paper towels- $5.50/2 and get 1000 points

Sunny Smile 2x detergent- $1.99

Sharpie- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford poly bubble mailer- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Pantene- $10/3 and get 1000 points
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 03/02 P&G
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1/2 Pantene cpn- 02/09 RP 

Tresemme- $3.99 and get 2000 points when you buy 2

Spend $10 on the following and get 2000 points:
Garnier Fructis- $6/2
$2 Garnier Fructis cpn- 03/02 RP
$1 Garnier Fructis cpn- 02/02 RP 
Garnier Olia- $7.99
$3 Garnier Olia cpn- 03/02 RP
$3 Garnier Olia cpn- 01/12 RP 

Act- $3.99
$1 Act cpn- 03/02 RP
$1 Act cpn- 02/02 RP 

Gillette Venus, Mach3 or Fusion ProGlide razor- $9.99 and get $2 RR
$3 Gillette Venus cpn- 03/02 P&G
$3 Gillette Fusion ProGlide cpn- 03/02 P&G
$2 Gillette Mach 3 cpn- 03/02 P&G
$4 Gillette Venus cpn- 02/09 RP
$4 Gillette Fusion ProGlide cpn- 02/09 RP

Spend $10 on Oral B Advanced toothbrush or Crest Be or 3D White toothpaste and get 5000 points
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1 Crest 3D White Brillance Boost, be, Sensi or 3D White Brillance toothpaste cpn- 02/09 RP

Softsoap bodywash- $6/2 and get $3 RR

Ban Refresh cloths- $2.99
$1 Ban Refresh cloth cpn- 03/02 SS
$0.75 Ban deodorant cpn- 03/02 SS 

Fixodent- $4.29 and get $1 RR
$2.50 Fixodent cpn- 03/02 P&G

Tampax or Always- $3.49
$0.50 Always cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1 Always Infinity or Radiant cpn- 03/02 P&G
$0.50 Tampax cpn- 03/02 P&G
$2 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 03/02 P&G
$3/2 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 03/02 P&G

Accu Check Nano blood glucose monitor- $9.99 and get 5000 points
$0.50 Accu Check Nano SmartView or Plus system cpn- 01/26 RP

Vicks Vapor Inhaler, Vapo or Baby Rub- $4.99
$1Vicks cpn- 03/02 P&G

Kellogg cereal or PopTarts- $6/3
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 03/02 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Special K Chocolate Almond cereal cpn- 02/16 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory almond cereal cpn- 02/16 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Krave Smore cereal cpn- 02/16 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Frosted mini wheats touch of fruit raisin cereal cpn- 02/16 RP
$1/3 Kellogg Poptarts cpn- 02/02 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 02/02 RP 

Maxwell House coffee- $6.49 and get 1000 points

Kellogg Breakfast to go or Special K coffee house shakes- $1.49 and get $1.49 RR

Insync Probiotic- $10 and get $10 RR

All detergent- $7/2
$2/2 All detergent cpn- 03/02 RP
$2/2 All detergent cpn- 02/09 RP 

Eclipse or Orbit gum- $1.50/2
$0.75/2 Orbit cpn- 03/02 RP

CVS deals for the week of 03/02/2014

Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn

2) Stop by the Red ExtraCare coupon center and get CVS cpns
3) You can use a manufacturer's cpn along with a CVS cpn
4) You can use a B1G1Free cpn along with a B1G1Free sale to get both products for FREE

To view CVS Coupon Policy- click here:)

Pantene- $12/3
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 03/02 P&G
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1/2 Pantene cpn- 02/09 RP 

Hershey Easter kisses, eggs, minis. Cadbury mini eggs- $5/2 and get $1 ECB
$2/3 Whoppers, Hershey kisses, Reese's, minis, eggs, Cadbury or Jolly Ranchers cpn- 02/23 SS
$1/2 Hershey kisses, Reese's minis or York Peppermint Patties cpn- 01/19 SS 

Russell Stover, Mars Chocolate single egg, Starburst or Lifesaver jelly beans- $1/2

Gold Emblem jelly beans- $0.99 and get $0.99 ECB

Cadbury single egg, mini eggs or Hershey egg or bunny- $0.87 and get $0.87 ECB

Glade spray- $3/3
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.55 Glade Premium room spray cpn- 02/09 SS

All detergent- $7/2
$2/2 All detergent cpn- 03/02 RP
$2/2 All detergent cpn- 02/09 RP 

Renuzit adjustables- $0.88

Spend $10 on Physicians Formula cosmetics and get $7 ECB

Spend $10 on Relvon cosmetics and get $3 ECB
$2 Revlon foundation, powder, concealer, prime, blush, BB or CC cream cpn- 02/02 SS

Spend $10 on Maybelline cosmetics and get $3 ECB
$1 Maybelline mascara cpn- 03/02 RP
$1 Maybelline face cpn- 03/02 RP
$1 Maybelline Color Show nail cpn- 03/02 RP
$1 Maybelline mascara cpn- 02/02 RP
$2 Maybelline lip cpn- 02/02 RP
$3 Maybelline face cpn- 02/02 RP
$1 Maybelline eye shadow or liner cpn- 02/02 RP
$1 Maybelline New York face cpn- 01/12 RP 

Spend $10 on Almay cosmetics and get $4 ECB

CoverGirl lastblast mascara- $6.99
$3/2 CoverGirl cpn- 03/02 RP
$1 CoverGirl cpn- 03/02 RP


Buy 2 CVS acne care, facial cleanser or towelettes and get $3 ECB

Buy 2 Garnier facial care and get $5 ECB
$3/2 Garnier moisturizer AND cleanser cpn- 02/02 RP
$1 Garnier cleanser cpn- 02/02 RP
$2 Garnier moisturizer cpn- 01/12 RP

Spend $15 on Loreal hair color or care and get $5 ECB
$2 Loreal hair color cpn- 02/16 RP
$5/2 Loreal hair color cpn- 02/16 RP
$4/2 Loreal Advanced hair care cpn- 02/16 RP
$2 Loreal Preference color cpn- 02/09 RP
$1 Loreal Oleo Therapy or Ever hair care cpn- 02/02 RP
$3/2 Loreal Oleo Therapy or Ever hair care cpn- 02/02 RP
$2 Loreal Excellence color cpn- 01/26 RP
$2 Loreal Advanced hair care cpn- 01/26 RP
$3 Loreal Preference color cpn- 01/12 RP
$2 Loreal Oleo Therapy or Ever hair care cpn- 01/12 RP 

Garnier Nutrisse- $6.99
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 03/02 RP
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 02/02 RP 

Spend $15 on Tresemme and get $5 ECB

Garnier Olia color- $7.99
$3 Garnier Olia cpn- 03/02 RP
$3 Garnier Olia cpn- 01/12 RP 

Buy 2 Ban and get $3 ECB
$1 Ban Refresh cloth cpn- 03/02 SS
$0.75 Ban deodorant cpn- 03/02 SS 

Softsoap bodywash- 49/3 and get $3 ECB

Buy 2 Nivea bodywash and get $5 ECB
$1 Nivea bodywash for Men cpn- 03/02 RP

Fixodent- $4.99 and get $2.49 ECB - Limit 2
$2.50 Fixodent cpn- 03/02 P&G

Crest 3D White Brilliance- $5.99 and get $4.25 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1 Crest 3D White Brillance Boost, be, Sensi or 3D White Brillance toothpaste cpn- 02/09 RP 

Crest Sensi Relief- $4.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2

$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1 Crest Sensi Relief cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1 Crest 3D White Brillance Boost, be, Sensi or 3D White Brillance toothpaste cpn- 02/09 RP 
 
Crest ProHealth or Clinical rinse- $2.99 and get $1.25 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 03/02 P&G

Crest Be- $4.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1 Crest 3D White Brillance Boost, be, Sensi or 3D White Brillance toothpaste cpn- 02/09 RP

Always Infinity, Radiant or Tampax Pearl or Radiant- $6.99
$0.50 Always cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1 Always Infinity or Radiant cpn- 03/02 P&G
$0.50 Tampax cpn- 03/02 P&G
$2 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 03/02 P&G
$3/2 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 03/02P&G 

Pampers Jumbo- $8.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$1.50 Pampers diapers cpn- 03/02 P&G

Gillette Venus or Fusion ProGlide- $9.99 and get $2 ECB
$3 Gillette Venus cpn- 03/02 P&G
$3 Gillette Fusion ProGlide cpn- 03/02 P&G
$4 Gillette Venus cpn- 02/09 RP
$4 Gillette Fusion ProGlide cpn- 02/09 RP 

Spend $20 on Colgate Optic White and get $10 ECB- Limit 2
$1.50 Colgate Optic White toothpaste cpn- 03/02 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 02/23 SS 
$3 Colgate Optic White toothbrush with pen cpn- 02/23 SS
$0.50 Colgate manual toothbrush cpn- 02/23 SS

Preperation H- $6.49 and get $1 ECB- Limit 3
$1 Preperation H cpn- 01/26 RP

Zegrid- $24.99 and get $8 ECB- Limit 3
$10 Zegrid cpn- 03/02 SS

Spend $8 and get $2 ECB or Spend $10 and get $4 ECB when you buy CVS itch relief, CVS bandages, Cortisone or Antibotic cream or ointment

Crest ProHealth or Whitening rinse- $4.99 and get $3.75 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 03/02 P&G 

Spend $10 on Sally Hansen cosmetics and get $5 ECB

Dawn- $0.99- Limit 5
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 03/02 P&G
$1/2 Dawn or Cascade cpn- 03/02 P&G 

Puffs- $0.99- Limit 6

CVS Batteries- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

Easter M&M- $12/4 and get $4 ECB
$1.50/2 M&M cpn- 03/02 SS

Thursday, February 27, 2014

When heartache turns into a blessing

My heart is torn.  It is not sure how exactly to feel.

My heart is heavy and sad knowing my friend has left this life to begin his heavenly journey.  But I rejoice knowing that he will no longer be in any pain and that he traded his earthly body in for wings.  I am at peace knowing that Ira will be greeted by my mom and all those who have passed on before him.   He is truly in good hands :)

My heart is full of joy in receiving a beautiful picture text stating my sister in law had given birth to a beautiful baby girl.

As one beautiful soul was leaving this earth to begin his heavenly journey, one beautiful creation was being delivered into this world to begin her earthly journey :)

For those who knew Ira~  Though my tears and sadness, I have to giggle a little in knowing that everyone in Heaven will be as loved and entertained as Ira kept us here on Earth.




Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic~ March 8, 2014

Lowe's just opened up registration for it's next Build & Grow Clinic in March 8th at 10am :)

If you are looking for a great free activity that you can do with your kids- you should check out the Lowes Build & Grow Clinics. Little Michael and Nathan love them. They love being able to do hands on projects with our help.
To sign up for this Build & Grow Clinic, simply go to the Lowes Build & Grow Clinic website and register. Then when you visit the website to sign up for an upcoming clinic, all you have to do is sign in and check which kids you are signing up. Don't forget to print and sign the waiver. And you and your child(ren) are ready for a really cool FREE hands on project.

Once you and your child(ren) complete the project they will receive a neat patch to put on their Lowes Build & Grow apron. If this is your first clinic, your child(ren) will receive a free Lowes Build & Grow apron and goggles:) The more clinics you do, the more patches you get to put on your kids apron and they can show them off with pride:)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My Shopping Day~ 02/23/2014

Despite not feeling all to well, I managed to drag myself along with my trusty shopping helper, Kevin to the store.

Here is what we got:

Save A Lot
$1.99- Strawberries
$1.98- Crackers
$3.97- Total

Dollar Tree
$2.00- (2) 4 packs Ice Cream cups for the little ones
$1.00- Wire scouring pads
$1.00- AA Batteries
$1.00- Shave cream
$3.00- Bubbles
$1.00- Blueberries
$9.48- Total after tax

Walgreens
$11.96- (4) Gallons skim milk

Walmart
$1.48- Cornmeal
$2.96- White Whole Wheat flour
$0.97- Glue sticks
$4.92- Frozen veggies
$1.00- Half and half
$1.98- Maranade
$1.28- Lunchmeat
$2.00- Croutons
$3.00- (3) boxes Whole Wheat pasta
$2.30- Can diced tomatoes
$0.98- Garlic powder
$0.74- Onion Powder
$3.28- Sliced cheese
$6.59- BLSL Chicken tenders
$2.38- Baby Spinach
$3.28- Maple extract
$2.48- Butter extract
$0.85- Onion
$3.88- Oranges
$2.76- Hamburger buns
$49.17- Total with tax

Farmer's Market
4.00- Tomatoes, cucumbers and green peppers

This shopping trip has been added to our February Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of February.  How did we do?  Did we stay within our budget or did we bust?  Hop on over here to find out :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Menu Plan for the week of 02/24/2014

Wow~ I cannot believe that February is almost over :( 

How was everyone's weekend?  My weekend was not a very good one.  I had not been feeling very good so a doctor's visit was in order.  Plus, I learned of a sweet friend passing away that made my weekend a difficult one :(

This week we are going to use what is left in our pantry and freezer for this week's meals.

Here is what we have planned:

Breakfast
"Special" Pancakes- more info coming soon X2
Honey Cinnamon Muffins X2
Scrambled eggs and fruit
Oatmeal with raisins and honey
Fruity Spinach Smoothie

Lunch- Our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, celery and peanuts for everyone else

Dinner
Teriyaki Chicken with brown rice and corn
Pulled Pork served on buns with green beans
Green Chile Pork Stew with corn bread muffins
Chicken Cacciatore with pasta and peas
Ranch Chicken Tacos with corn
Pesto Chicken with pasta and green beans
Leftovers

Snacks
Strawberries
Apple Slices
Ants on a log- (celery with PB and raisins)
Carrot sticks
Popcorn
Peanuts

What yummy dishes you have planned for your family this week?  Feel free to post below.  I would love to hear all about it:)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Walgreens deals for the week of 02/23/2014

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer may not receive another RR
5) 2 coupons can be used with Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sales :)

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

Walgreens has rolled out a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Mars candy- $0.49- Limit 6

General Mills Cheerios- $8/3 and get 3000 points
$1/2 Cheerios cpn- 02/02 SS

Milk Gallon- $2.99- Limit 2

Nice dozen eggs or Butterball Turkey bacon- $1.29

Gevalia or Maxwell House single serve or Gevalia ground- $5.99 and get 1000 points

Progresso- $5/4 and get 1000 points
$0.50/2 Progresso cpn- 01/05 SS

Good & Delish dried fruit- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Morton Iodized Salt or Nice baking soda- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Quaker Real Medleys, Oatmeal or Quick 1 minute oats- $1.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 4 and get 500 points when you buy 2

Nice olives- $0.89 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Swanson chicken broth or Nice diced tomatoes- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 6
$0.50/3 Swanson broth or stock cpn- 01/05 RP

Russell Stover Easter candy- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Nice freezer, storage or sandwich bags- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Nice can vegetables- $0.79

Good & Delish Pecan & Almond Caramel crunch- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Nice whole cashews or almonds- $4.99 and get 1000 points

Barilla pasta or Betty Crocker Au Gratin potatoes- $0.99
$0.50/2 Betty Crocker boxed potatoes cpn- 02/02 SS

Lysol, Lime Away or Resolve- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles or Shout- $6/2 and get $2 RR
$1 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner cpn- 02/23 SS

Glade air fresheners- $4.99 and get $2 RR
$1/2 Glade wax melts cpn- 02/09 SS
$1 Sense & Spray cpn- 02/09 SS
$0.55 Glade Premium room spray cpn- 02/09 SS
$1 Glade automatic spray refill cpn- 02/09 SS

Glade air fresheners- $6/2 and get $1 RR
$1 Sense & Spray cpn- 02/09 SS

Quilted Northern 9 roll- $7/2 and get 1000 points

Kleenex- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$0.50/3 Kleenex cpn- 02/09 SS

Sun 2x detergent- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

Nice trash bags- $2.99

Palmolive- $0.99

Nasacort- $11.99
Use $2 Walgreens Instant cpn
$5 Nasacort cpn- 02/09 RP

Mucinex allergy- $7.50

$2 Mucinex cpn- 02/23 SS
$5 Mucinex allergy cpn- 02/23 SS 
$2.50 Mucinex mail in rebate form- 02/23 SS

Robitussin, Dimetapp, Advil Congestion or Allergy & Congestion- $4.99 and get 1000 points
$1 Robitussin cpn- 02/09 RP
$3/2 Robitussin cpn- 02/09 RP
$1 Robitussin, Dimetapp, Advil Congestion or Allergy & Congestion cpn- 01/26 RP
$1 Dimetapp cpn- 02/09 RP
$3/2 Dimetapp cpn- 02/09 RP
$1 Advil Congestion, Cold & Sinus or Allergy & Congestion cpn- 02/09 RP
$3/2 Advil Congestion cpn- 02/09 RP 

Colgate 2in1 or Total toothpaste- $2.99 and get $1 RR
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 02/23 SS

St Ives, Caress, Lever bar or bodywash- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE


Speed Stick gear deodorant or Irish Spring bodywash- $8/2 and get $2 RR

$1 Speed Stick deodorant cpn- 02/02 SS
$1 Irish Spring bodywash cpn- 02/23 SS

Clear Scalp & hair- $4.99 and get 2000 points when you buy 2

Schick Hydro razor- $7.99
$4 Schick Hydro Silk razor cpn- 02/23 SS

Got2b hair- $4.49
$2 Got2b cpn- 02/09 RP

Revlon Core Nail color- $4.99 and get $3 RR

Chips Ahoy or Oreo- $5/2 and get 2000 points
$0.75/2 Oreo cpn- 02/09 SS

Mitchum- $2.99
$2 Mitchum cpn- 02/23 SS


CVS deals for the week of 02/23/2014


Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn

2) Stop by the Red ExtraCare coupon center and get CVS cpns
3) You can use a manufacturer's cpn along with a CVS cpn
4) You can use a B1G1Free cpn along with a B1G1Free sale to get both products for FREE

To view CVS Coupon Policy- click here:)

Hershey Easter kisses, eggs, minis or Cadbury mini eggs- $9/3 and get $2 ECB
$2/3 Whoppers, Hershey kisses, Reese's, minis, eggs, Cadbury or Jolly Ranchers cpn- 02/23 SS
$1/2 Hershey minis, kisses, Reese's minis or York Peppermint patties cpn- 01/19 SS 

Palmolive or Gain- $0.99- Limit 6

Kleenex- $0.99-Limit 5
$0.50/3 Kleenex cpn- 02/09 SS

Pepsi 2L- $0.99- Limit 5

Crest anti cavity, baking soda, Indicator brush or Scope to Go 4ct- $0.99-Limit 4
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 01/26 P&G 

Kellogg's PopTarts, Rice Krispies treats or Cars fruit snacks- $1.99
$1/3 Kellogg PopTart cpn- 02/02 RP

Campbells Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup- $0.75
$0.40/4 Campbells Chicken Noodle, Tomato or Cream of Mushroom cpn- 02/09 SS
$0.50/5 Campbell Chicken Noodle, Tomato or Mushroom soup cpn- 01/12 SS 

Spend $10 on CoverGirl cosmetics and get $3 ECB
$1.50 CoverGirl True Blend cpn- 01/26 P&G
$3/2 CoverGirl cpn- 01/26 P&G
$1 CoverGirl cpn- 01/26 P&G 

Spend $10 on Maybelline lip, nail or eye and get $3 ECB
$1 Maybelline mascara cpn- 02/02 RP
$2 Maybelline lip cpn- 02/02 RP
$1 Maybelline eye shadow or liner cpn- 02/02 RP
$2 Maybelline New York mascara cpn- 01/05 RP 

Spend $10 on CVS facial care, hair care, personal cleansing, shaving, deodorant, oral care, sun care, hand or body lotion and get $3 ECB

Spend $20 on Nexxus and get $10 ECB

Mitchum- $2.99
$2 Mitchum cpn- 02/23 SS

Schick Hydro razor- $9.99 and get $2 ECB
$4 Schick Hydro Silk razor cpn- 02/23 SS

Edge, Skintimate or Schick shave gel- $2.49
$1/2 Edge shave gel cpn- 02/23 SS
$1/2 Skintimate cpn- 02/23 SS

Hello toothpaste or mouthwash- $4.77 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $10 on Crest ProHealth, Oral B oral care or Glide floss single pack and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 01/26 P&G
$1 Crest 3D White Brillance Boost, Be, Sensi Relief, 3D White Brillance toothpaste cpn- 01/26 P&G
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 01/26 P&G
$0.75 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicators or Cavity Defense toothbrushes cpn- 01/26 P&G
$0.75 Oral B Glide floss cpn- 01/26 P&G 

Colgate Optic White toothbrush with whitening pen- $15.99 and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$3 Colgate Optic White toothbrush + whitening pen cpn- 02/23 SS

Colgate 360 toothbrush, MaxClean, White or Fresh toothpaste- $3.49 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 02/23 SS
$0.50 Colgate adult or kids toothbrush cpn- 02/23 SS
$1.50/2 Colgate 360 toothbrush cpn- 02/02 SS 

Mucinex Allergy- $7.50
$2 Mucinex cpn- 02/23 SS
$5 Mucinex allergy cpn- 02/23 SS 
$2.50 Mucinex mail in rebate form- 02/23 SS

Nature Made- $9.99 and get $4 ECB
$2 Nature Made Vitamin D cpn- 02/02 SS
$3/2 Nature Made fish oil cpn- 02/02 SS
$5 Nature Made COQ10 cpn- 02/02 SS 

Spend $10 on Aveeno, Benedryl anti itch, Band Aid or Neosporin and get $5 ECB
$1 Aveeno cpn- 02/09 SS 

Spend $20 on Excedrin and get $10 ECB
$2 Excedrin 24ct+ cpn- 02/23 SS
$1.50 Excedrin 100ct+ cpn- 02/23 SS 

7UP, Sunkist or Canada Dry- $0.99
Use $0.30 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Cheerios- $4/2- Limit 6
$1/2 Cheerios cpn- 02/02 SS

Easter M&M, mini, Dove Easter or Solid Chocolate bunny- $6/2 and get$1 ECB

Speed Stick Gear deodorant, Irish Spring bodywash or bar- $3.99 and get $1 ECB
$1 Speed Stick deodorant cpn- 02/02 SS
$1 Irish Spring bodywash cpn- 02/23 SS
$1 Irish Spring bar cpn- 02/23 SS 


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Guess what the mailman left......

It's here~ It's here~ It's finally here.  I am so excited :)  The mail person has dropped off my box and envelope:)

What did I get you might ask?  I got these:
Most of you are probably laughing right now at my excitement over a crock-pot, laminator and a book.  But that is OK because I am one happy mama:)

Coming to Florida with only 1 crockpot- big mistake.  Even though I couldn't help it, the other crock-pot broke in Virginia, leaving me with 1 crock-pot.  Which wouldn't have been such a bad thing except for my crock-pot cooking each night.  When I am using my crock-pot for dinner, I can't use it for making yogurt or anything else.  So, another crock-pot was definately needed:)  And it is purple- you probably can't tell from the picture.  Purple is my favorite color.  So, when I found a purple crock-pot at a very good price, I just had to get it.

The laminator is going to come in handy with our school work.  I am going to have so much fun with that.  I am going to be a laminating queen. Who knows what I may end up laminating in the process :)

The Oh, For Real book by Laura Coppinger was on my Christmas and Birthday wishlist.  I told my hubby that if I didn't get her book, I was going to order it:)  And I am so glad I did.  Her book is amazing.  Once I ripped into the large envelope and started to read her book, I couldn't put it down until I was done.  I don't know Laura Coppinger in real life but am a huge fan of her blog and through her blog and now her book, I feel like I can connect with her and her family.  Her book is written as if you is talking with you at your kitchen table as a friend:)  I highly recommend getting this book, plus it has some amazing recipes not found on her blog:)

And now for the best part- who can guess how much all of this cost me?

I got the crock-pot, the laminator and Laura's book all for....................  Are you ready for this?  You may want to sit down if you are not already sitting because I got all the above for FREE.

Yes, you read that right.  I didn't pay a dime out of my own pocket for any of the above.  You may be asking how in the world I managed to do that.  I will let you in on a little secret.  One word actually~

Swagbucks.  Thank you Swagbucks.  Thanks to Swagbucks, I was able to save my points and cash out for Paypal and a Walmart giftcard that I used to pay for the crock-pot, the laminator and Laura's book.

For those not familiar with Swagbucks, let me fill you in:
Swagbucks is a search engine that randomly rewards you for doing what you do every day, searching the Internet.  I get points for taking daily polls, watching videos, searching the Internet, etc.  Then you can cash those points out for gift cards, Paypal and other things. I love it.

It is super easy to sign up for Swagbucks.  Just click here and fill out the easy form. Plus enter in the sign up code, FreeGiftCards and you will receive 50 extra Swagbucks.  Let me know if you have questions.  I hope you will fall in love with Swagbucks as I have :)

Happy Searching:)

**Affiliate links included in this post**

Dial Vitamin Boost Bodywash Coupon Winners

The time has come to choose winners for the Dial Vitamin Boost bodywash coupons.

Since only 3 entered, it was super easy to pick the winners:)

Winners are:
Cheryl Free
katychick
Plain Jane Photography

You all won the last coupon giveaway that I hosted, so I still have your mailing address.

To determine who gets the Dial for Men Power Scrub bodywash coupon, I will put all your names in a hat.  The first name chosen will receive an email from me asking which coupon you would like.  Once I get a reply, all coupons will be mailed :)


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic~ February 22, 2014

Lowes will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on February 22nd at 10am. It has been a while.  We are excited that Lowe's decided to bring these back. My younger boys love doing them and the older ones love helping the younger ones with their project:)

If you are looking for a great free activity that you can do with your kids- you should check out the Lowes Build & Grow Clinics. Little Michael and Nathan love them. They love being able to do hands on projects with our help.

To sign up for this Build & Grow Clinic, simply go to the Lowes Build & Grow Clinic website, which they have redone to make it more user friendly. I am loving this new website. You register all your information. Then when you visit the website to sign up for an upcoming clinic, all you have to do is sign in and check which kids you are signing up. Don't forget to print and sign the waiver. And you and your child(ren) are ready for a really cool FREE hands on project.

Once you and your child(ren) complete the project they will receive a neat patch to put on their Lowes Build & Grow apron. If this is your first clinic, your child(ren) will receive a free Lowes Build & Grow apron and goggles:) The more clinics you do, the more patches you get to put on your kids apron and they can show them off with pride:)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Shopping Day~ 02/16/2014

Another fun filled shopping adventure for Kevin and I :)

Here are the shopping details:

Dollar Tree
$2.12- (2) pkgs toilet paper

BJ's
$2.98- Bananas
$2.58- Lettuce
$8.99- Decaf coffee
$3.29- Crushed tomatoes
$17.84- Total

Save A Lot
$0.64- Bananas
$1.00- Ground turkey
$1.99- Shred cheese
$13.16- (4) gallons skim milk
$4.98- Butter
$0.99- Crackers
$22.76- Total

Walmart
$2.96- White Whole Wheat flour
$4.97- Cheesecloth
$1.96- Frozen veggies
$2.38- Baby Spinach
$2.18- Heavy cream
$2.38- Creamer
$4.42- Kids Vitamins
$0.88- Fish Oil
$1.98- Grape Jam
$3.52- Flour
$2.48- Gallon freezer bags
$30.29- Total after tax

This shopping trip has been added to our February Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of February.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Menu Plan for the week of 02/17/2014

How was your weekend?  We had a great weekend.  I found a website full of education field trips all through out the state of Florida.  It is great.  We have been cycling through and seeing what is around us.  We love going on field trips and are planning some great ones coming up:)  She has other states listed as well~ check it out:)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Banana Bread muffins X2
Pancakes X2
Oatmeal with raisins and honey X2
Fruity Spinach Smoothie

Lunch- our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, celery and peanuts for everyone else

Dinner- still cooking from the freezer
Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks, macaroni and cheese with green beans
Ranch Chicken Tacos with peas
Honey Garlic Chicken with rice and peas
Beef Tips with mashed potatoes and corn
Teriyaki Chicken with rice and green beans
Chili
Leftovers

Snacks
Apple slices
Ants on a log- Celery with raisins and PB
Carrots
Gingerbread cookies- hopefully :)
Popcorn
Peanuts

What yummy dishes you have planned for your family this week?  Feel free to post below.  I would love to hear all about it:)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Walgreens deals for the week of 02/16/2014

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer may not receive another RR
5) 2 coupons can be used with Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sales :)

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

Walgreens has rolled out a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

General Mills cereal- $1.99
$1/2 General Mills Cheerios cpn- 02/02 SS
$0.75 General Mills Total Whole Grain or Total Raisin Bran cpn- 01/12 SS
$0.50 General Mills Fiber One cpn- 01/12 SS
$0.75 General Mills Multi Grain Cheerios cpn- 01/12 SS 

Nice peanuts, cashews halves and pieces or trail mix- $1.99

Angel Soft 9 big rolls- $3.99
Use $0.50 Walgreens in store cpn
$0.45 Angel Soft cpn- 02/02 RP

Right Guard or Dry Idea- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$2/2 Right Guard deodorant cpn- 01/26 RP

Buy 3 of the following and get 1000 points:
Nice chocolate- $3/3
Nice gummy, hard or chewy- $2/3

Trident- $2/3 with in ad cpn- Limit 3
$1/3 Trident single pack cpn- 01/05 SS- EXPIRES 02/16

Maxwell House Coffee- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Campbells Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup- $0.75 with in ad cpn- Limit 4
$0.40/4 Campbells condensed soup cpn- 02/09 SS
$0.40/3 Campbells condensed soup cpn- 01/12 SS 

Wonderful Almonds or Pistachios- $7/2 and get 1000 points
$0.50 Wonderful Pistachios cpn- 01/19 SS

Sunny Smile plates or napkins, Nice cutlery, straws or toothpicks- $0.99

Welch's Concord Grape Jelly or Ragu- $3/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4
$0.75/2 Ragu cpn- 01/26 RP

Scrubbing Bubbles bath, Fresh Brush refills, Toilet gels or Windex Touch Up- $7/2 and get 1000 points
$2/3 Windex, Pledge, Shout or Scrubbing Bubbles cpn- 01/12 SS
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Windex Touch Up cleaner cpn- 01/12 SS 

Tilex, Clorox bath or kitchen, Pinesol or 409- $6/2 and get 1000 points

Kleenex 4pk- $3.99
Use $1 Walgreens in store cpn
$0.50/3 Kleenex tissues or (1) bundle cpn- 02/09 SS

Renuzit gel- $0.89 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Ajax- $0.89 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Duracell- $6.49 and get 1000 points
$0.50 Duracell cpn- 01/26 P&G

Softsoap liquid hand soap refill- $10/2 and get $4 RR

Irish Spring bodywash or bar- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$1.50 Irish Spring Gear bodywash cpn- 01/26 SS
$1.50 Irish Spring Gear bar cpn- 01/26 SS 

Tone or Right Guard bodywash or Dial bar- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$1 Tone bodywash cpn- 02/16 RP
$1 Right Gaurd soap or bodywash cpn- 02/16 RP

Always- $7/2 and get 1000 points

Schick Hydro disposable or razor- $9.99 and get $2 RR

Colgate MaxFresh or Clean toothpaste or MaxWhite or Fresh toothbrush- $5/2 and get $3 RR
$1.50/2 Colgate 360 toothbrush cpn- 02/02 SS
$0.75 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 02/02 SS 

Nasacort 60 spray- $11.99 and get $2 RR
$5 Nasacort cpn- 02/09 RP

Nasacort 120 spray- $17.99
Use $4 Walgreens in store cpn
$5 Nasacort cpn- 02/09 RP

Bayer Blood Glucose monitor- $9.99 and get 3000 points

Arizona tea or drink- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Sunny Smile paper towels or bathroom tissue single roll- $5/10

Walgreens batteries- Buy1 Get 1 FREE

Scotch Brite or O-Cell-O sponges- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$0.75 Scotch Brite sponges, scour pads, dishwands to dishwand refill cpn- 01/26 SS

Clear Eyes- $3.99
Use $2 Walgreens in store cpn


CVS deals for the week of 02/16/2014


Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn

2) Stop by the Red ExtraCare coupon center and get CVS cpns
3) You can use a manufacturer's cpn along with a CVS cpn
4) You can use a B1G1Free cpn along with a B1G1Free sale to get both products for FREE

To view CVS Coupon Policy- click here:)

Coke 12pk cans- $15/4 and get $5 ECB

M&M's Mega or Birthday Cake singles- $0.75 and get $0.75 ECB
Buy 2 Get 1 FREE M&M cpn- 01/12 RP

Ajax- $1- Limit 3

Xtra detergent- $3/2- Limit 4

Scott single roll- $2/2
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Sparkle 8pk paper towels, Quilted Northern Ultra Plus 9 roll or Angel Soft 12 roll- $15/3 and get $5 ECB
$1 Quilted Northern Ultra Plus 4 roll + cpn- 02/16 RP
$0.45 Angel Soft cpn- 02/02 RP

Spend $10 on the following and get $3 ECB:
Dinty Moore beef stew or Compleats- $5/2
Skippy PB- $5/2
Spam- $2.99

7Up, Canada Dry, A&W or Sunkist- $11/3 and get $4 ECB

Wisk- $4.99 and get $1 ECB
$3/2 Wisk cpn- 01/26 RP
$1 Wisk cpn- 01/26 RP 

Spend $15 on Hefty trash or food storage bags and get $5 ECB
$1 Hefty trash cpn- 01/05 RP
$1/2 Hefty slider bags cpn- 01/05 RP 

Spend $15 on Loreal cosmetics and get $5 ECB
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 02/16 RP
$3 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 01/26 RP
$1 Loreal eye shadow or liner cpn- 01/12 RP
$1 Loreal eye cpn- 01/12 RP
$1 Loreal lip cpn- 01/12 RP
$2 Loreal cosmetic face cpn- 01/05 RP 

Buy Sally Hansen Salon Effects, Complete or Triple Shine and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on Nuance Salma Heyek cosmetics, hair, body or face and get $3 ECB

Spend $20 on Aquaphor or Eucerin and get $10 ECB
$1 Aquaphor skin, lip or baby cpn- 02/09 RP
$1.50 Eucerin cpn- 02/09 RP
$1.50 Eucerin cpn- 01/05 RP
$1.50 Eucerin face cpn- 01/05 RP 

Tone or Dial bodywash or Dial bar- $4 and get $1 ECB
$1 Tone bodywash cpn- 02/16 RP
$1/2 Dial bodywash cpn- 02/16 RP 

Spend $12 on Suave Men shampoo + conditioner, natural infusion, kids, stylers, body lotion, Vaseline body lotion or cocoa butter and get $4 ECB
$1 Vaseline lotion cpn- 01/26 RP

Spend $12 on Suave bodywash and get $4 ECB
$0.50 Suave Men bodywash cpn- 01/26 RP

Buy 2 CVS facial cleanse or towelettes and get $3 ECB

Spend $15 on the following and get $5 ECB:
Clear- $10/2
$2.50 Clear Scalp & Hair cpn- 01/26 RP
Tresemee- $8/2
$2 Tresemme cpn- 01/26 RP

Schick Quattro, Intuition or cartridges- $9.99 and get $4 ECB

Colgate Optic White with whitening pen- $10.99 and get $5 ECB- Limit 2

Colgate Total toothpaste or 360 toothbrush- $6/2 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$1.50/2 Colgate 360 toothbrush cpn- 02/02 SS

Spend $10 on Listerine, Reach or Rembrandt and get $5 ECB

Right Guard, Dry Idea or Total Defense bodywash- $8/2 and get $4 ECB
$2/2 Right Guard deodorant cpn- 01/26 RP
$1 Right Gaurd soap or bodywash cpn- 02/16 RP

CVS Diapers or training pants- $7.99 and get $3 ECB

Nasacort- $17.99 and get $3 ECB
$5 Nasacort cpn- 02/09 RP

Spend $12 on Aveeno, Benedryl anti itch, Band Aid, Red Cross or Neosporin and get $4 ECB
$2/2 Aveeno cpn- 02/09 SS
$1 Aveeno cpn- 02/09 SS 

Buy 2 Triaminic night or day liquid- $4.99 and get $3 ECB
$3/2 Triaminic cough/cold or Allergy cpn- 02/09 SS

Nyquil, Dayquil, kids, Sinex, Vaporub or Vaposteam- $7.49 and get $1 ECB
$1 Vicks DayQuil Severe or Nyquil Severe cpn- 01/26 P&G
$1 Vicks Dayquil Severe or Nyquil Severe cpn- 01/12 RP
$1 Vicks cpn- 01/12 RP 

Culturelle Probiotic- $10 and get $10 ECB

Spend $10 on Crest Sensi Relief, Be, 3D White Brilliance, Total Protection, ProHealth, Clinical rinse, Select Crest 3D White paste, rinse or toothbrush and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest 3D White Brilliance Boost, Be, Sensi Relief or 3D White Brilliance toothpaste cpn- 02/09 RP
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 01/26 P&G
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 01/26 P&G 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Purex Crystals Giveaway Winners

Well, it is that time again:) Time to announce the winners of the Purex Crystals coupon giveaway.

Thanks to all who read my blog and many thanks to those who entered:)

Here are the 3 winners:

Plain Jane Photography
Cheryl Free
KatyChick

Those who recently won a giveaway, no need to email me as I already have your mailing address.  For everyone else, please send an email to momstips2save@gmail.com with your mailing address and I will get the coupon right in the mail to you :)

Congrats and enjoy :)

Starbucks Valentine Drink Deal

I was on the Starbucks website when I came across Starbucks' Valentine Day Drink Deal.
On February 14, 2014 between 2pm & 5pm, when you buy a handcrafted latte your receive a second one to share with someone special- awwww :)

Hmmm- I wonder if I need to run some errands with hubby tomorrow afternoon near the Starbucks- LOL:)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dial Vitamin Boost bodywash Review & Giveaway


What kind of soap do you use in the shower?  Are you a bar person, a bodywash person or a what ever you can get for cheap or free person?  We are among the last- we use what ever we can get for free.  Only problem is that when I use bar soap on my skin, it feels so tight and dry :(  I was excited when asked to review New Dial Vitamin bodywash:)

New Dial Vitamin Boost bodywash gives your skin a daily boost of vitamins.  The advanced formula, with a moisturizing Vitamin Complex, helps draw vitamins and moisture directly to your skin for healthy, soft skin.

Dial Vitamin Boost lotion infused bodywash has become my new favorite bodywash.  It smells great and has an awesome rich lather.


With 4 boys, I am always busy and always on the go.  Sitting still is not something I know how to do- LOL:)  I am always forgetting to put lotion on before I go anywhere.  When do I remember that I forgot to put lotion on my super dry skin?  Right when I am shaking hand with someone- of course:)  Using this bodywash, my hands are not as dry as they normally are :)

Interesting fact that I just learned:  Vitamin B is a natural humectant that helps draw in moisture and keep skin hydrated :)  This Dial bodywash has Vitamin B in it.

Do you have dry skin like me?  Want to put New Dial Vitamin Boost bodywash through your own test?  You are in luck:)  They have blessed me with 3 coupons to bless my wonderful readers with.  2 coupons are good for a FREE bottle of Dial Vitamin Boost bodywash and 1 coupon is good for Dial for Men Power Scrub bodywash.

Simply leave me a comment below and you will be entered to win 1 coupon.  This coupon giveaway will end on 11:59 EST on February 19th.  I will use random.org to randomly select 3 lucky winners on February 20, 2014.  First winner picked will get first choice as to which coupon they would like to receive.

**The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Vitamin Boost bodywash in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my very own.**

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Shopping Day~ 02/09/2014

Kevin was super excited to go grocery shopping with me.  Most would think, aww that is sweet, your son wanting to come help out and enjoy the day with his mom.  NOT.  He is coming along just for the free samples at BJ's~ LOL:)  He eats his normal size lunch which includes 2 sandwiches, salad and peanuts and then we are off to see what free samples BJ's is offering.  This go around BJ's had a bowl of salad with dressing, Whole Grain chicken patties and Fiber One cereal.  I gave my samples to my growing, never full teenage son:)

Here is our shopping trip details:

CVS
$1.88- Softsoap hand soap
-1.00 CVS Coupon
-0.79 ECB
$0.21- Total after tax

Walgreens
$11.96- (4) gallons skim milk

Save A Lot
$4.00- (8) Avocados
$0.16- Banana
$1.00- (2) Cucumbers
$0.99- Bread
$2.00- (2) container Cherry Tomatoes
$8.15- Total

BJ's
$8.99- Cat Litter
$1.49- Bananas
$2.58- Lettuce
$13.60- Total after tax

Walmart
$3.92- Peanuts
$2.76- Tortillas
$0.74- Chili Powder
$2.00- Croutons
$1.36- Black Beans
$5.98- Coconut Oil
$1.77- Potaoes
$2.36- Flax seed
$2.48- Quaker Oatmeal
$0.00- Quaker Oatmeal price matched:)
$2.48- Quaker Oatmeal
$0.00- Quaker Oatmeal price matched
$2.38- Creamer
$5.88- Frozen Veggies
$0.96- Mini marshmallows
$35.11
-0.75/2 Quaker Oatmeal cpn
-0.75/2 Quaker Oatmeal cpn
$33.61- Total

This shopping trip has been added to our February Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of February.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Menu Plan for the week of 02/10/2014

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  We didn't do anything over the weekend ~ just stayed in, relaxed and enjoyed each others company.  Plus I had some lesson plans to create :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Blueberry Lemon Scones X2
Pancakes X2
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins  X2
Fruity Spinach Smoothie

Lunch- our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, celery and peanuts for everyone else

Dinners from the freezer:)
Mongolian Beef with mashed potatoes and green beans
Chicken Tacos with corn
Island Chicken with rice and green beans
Chicken Cacciatore with peas
Chunky Beef Stew
Chicken Fajitas with corn
Orange Chicken with rice and green beans

Snacks and desserts
Popcorn
Carrots
Apples
Peanuts
Ants on a log- celery with PB and raisins
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

What super yummy dishes do you have planned for this week?  Feel free to post below, I would love to read all about it :)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Walgreens deals for the week of 02/09/2014

 Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer may not receive another RR
5) 2 coupons can be used with Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sales :)

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

Walgreens has rolled out a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Cupcake wine- $7.99 and get $2 Savings Reward

Scott 6 roll paper towels or Cottonelle 12 rolls or wipes- $4.9
Use $1 Walgreens in store cpn
$1 Scott 6 roll paper towel cpn- 01/12 SS 
$0.50 Cottonelle (2) 4 rolls or (1) 9 rolls or larger cpn- 01/12 SS

M&M's- $5/2
Use $1 Walgreens in store cpn
$1/2 M&M, Mars, Snickers fun size or mini bars, Twix minis, Fun size exchange Valentine cpn- 01/26RP
$1.50/2 Mars, Snickers, M&M's, Milky Way, Twix or Mini Mix brand cpn- 01/12 RP 

Russell Stover or Whitmans Sugar Free candy- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE and get 100 points

Spend $15 on Hallmark Valentine cards, gifts or gift bags and get 3000 points

Menage A Tras Wine- $7.99 and get $2 Savings Rewards

Planters Peanuts- $6/2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Planters nuts or Peanut Butter cpn- 01/26 SS

RockStar energy drink- $1 and get $1 RR

Hershey chocolate spread- $2.99
$1.50 Hershey jar spread cpn- 02/09 SS

Kraft Mac & Cheese or microwave cup- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 2

Butterball Chicken broth or Hunts Tomato sauce- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Sun Maid prunes or raisins- $4/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Nice Mac & Cheese- $0.69

Hefty One Zip bags- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$1/2 Hefty sliders cpn- 01/05 RP

Spend $10 on Lysol, Lime Away or Resolve- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Glade air fresheners- $6/2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Glade wax melts cpn- 02/09 SS
$1 Glade Sense & Spray cpn- 02/09 SS
$0.55 Glade Premium room spray cpn- 02/09 SS
$1 Glade Plug Ins Triple, Twin or 2 single pack refill cpn- 02/09 SS

$1 Glade Plug In Starter kit cpn- 02/09 SS
$1/2 Glade candles cpn- 02/09 SS
$1 Glade Automatic spray refill cpn- 02/09 SS
$3 Glade Sense & Spray starter cpn- 01/12 SS
$1 Glade Sense & Spray twin refills or 2 single refills cpn- 01/12 SS
$1 Glade Plug Ins Triple, Twin or 2 single pack refill cpn- 01/12 SS
$3 Glade Plug In oil Customizable starter cpn- 01/12 SS 

Quilted Northern 9 big rolls- $8/2 and get 1000 points

Finish dishwasher- $8/2 and get 1000 points
$0.50 Finish Jet dry cpn- 02/09 SS
$0.75 Finish Dishwasher cleanser or Detergent booster cpn- 02/09 SS 

Walgreens batteries- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE


Snap Infusion Super Candy- $1.99 and get $1.99 RR

Sinex, Dayquil or Nyquil- $14/2 and get 2000 points
$1 Dayquil Severe or Nyquil Severe cpn- 01/26 P&G
$1 Dayquil Severe or Nyquil Severe cpn- 01/12 RP

Sudafed PE, kids or Childrens Sudafed D- $12/2 and get 2000 points

Tylenol Cold & Sinus relief- $5.99 and get 2000 points when you buy 2

St Joseph low dose aspirin- $2 and get 1000 points

Nasacort- $11.99 and get $2 RR
$5 Nasacort cpn- 02/09 RP

Eucerin or Aquaphor lip, baby or skin care- Buy 1 Get 50% off and get 2000 points
$1 Aquaphor lip, baby or skin cpn- 02/09 RP
$1.50 Eucerin hand or body lotion cpn- 02/09 RP
$1.50 Eucerin hand or body lotion cpn- 01/05 RP
$1.50 Eucerin face cpn- 01/05 RP 

Nivea bath, personal, lip or skin care- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE and get 2000 points
$3/2 Nivea bodywash, shower gel or Lathering body scrub cpn- 02/09 RP
$3/2 Nivea lip care cpn- 02/09 RP

Spend $10 on Crest 3D White Dental Care and get 5000 points
$1 Crest 3D Brilliance Boost, Be, Sensi Relief or 3D White Brillance toothpaste cpn- 02/09 RP
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 01/26 P&G
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 01/26 P&G

Axe shower gel, face wash, deodorant, body spray or shave gel- Buy 1 Get 50% off and get 2000 points
$2 Axe face cpn- 01/26 RP
$1 Axe Shower Gel or detailer cpn- 01/26 RP
$2 Axe body spray or deodorant cpn- 01/26 RP 

St Ives bodywash- Buy 1 Get 50% off and get 2000 points

Schick disposable Quattro, Xtreme or Slim Twin- $15/2 and get 2000 points
$5/2 Schick Xtreme3, ST2, ST3, Slim Twin or Quattro disposable cpn- 02/09 SS
$2 Schick Xtreme3, ST2, ST3, Slim Twin or Quattro disposable cpn- 02/09 SS

Softsoap bodywash- $7/2 and get $4 RR

Scope mouthwash- $3.49 and get $2 RR
$1 Scope mouthwash cpn- 02/09 SS

Select Post or Quaker cereal- $1.99
$0.50 Post Honey Bunches of Oats granola cpn- 02/09 SS
$1/2 Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal cpn- 02/09 SS
$0.75/2 Quaker Oatmeal or cold cereal cpn- 01/12 RP 

Gallon milk- $2.99- Limit 2

Colgate 360 Clean or Slim soft toothbrush, Total Advanced or 2in1 toothpaste- $6/2 and get $4 RR
$0.75 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 02/02 SS

$1.50/2 Colgate Total 360 toothbrushes cpn- 02/02 SS


Mitchum- $6/2 and get $4 RR
$2 Mitchum cpn- 01/12 SS

Russell Stover chocolate Valentine- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Dawn- $0.99

Purex- Buy 1 Get 2 FREE

Progresso- $2.50/2
$0.50/2 Progresso cpn- 01/05 SS


CVS deals for the week of 02/09/2014


Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn

2) Stop by the Red ExtraCare coupon center and get CVS cpns
3) You can use a manufacturer's cpn along with a CVS cpn
4) You can use a B1G1Free cpn along with a B1G1Free sale to get both products for FREE

To view CVS Coupon Policy- click here:)

Dawn- $0.97- Limit 8

Puffs- $0.99- Limit 4

Crest Be or Sensi Relief- $4.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest 3D Brilliance Boost, Be, Sensi Relief or 3D White Brillance toothpaste cpn- 02/09 RP
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 01/26 P&G

Coke 2L- $0.98- Limit 5

6x8 Photo Book- $6 and get $3 ECB

Spend $20 on Air Wick and get $10 ECB
$1 Air Wick car filter Freshens air freshener cpn- 01/05 SS 

CVS batteries- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

M&M's, Mars chocolate minis, Dove Promises or Chocolate hearts- $6/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 M&M, Mars, Snickers fun size or mini bars, Twix minis, Fun size exchange Valentine cpn- 01/26RP
$1.50/2 Mars, Snickers, M&M's, Milky Way, Twix or Mini Mix brand cpn- 01/12 RP 

Spend $10 on Essence of Beauty fragrance, body care or bath accessories and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on Maybelline eye and get $3 ECB
$1 Maybelline mascara cpn- 02/02 RP
$1 Maybelline eye liner or shadow cpn- 02/02 RP
$2 Maybelline New York mascara cpn- 01/05 RP

Spend $10 on Sally Hansen cosmetics and get $4 ECB

Nivea lip care- $5/2
$3/2 Nivea lip care cpn- 02/09 RP

Spend $20 on Aquaphor or Eucerin and get $10 ECB
$1 Aquaphor lip, baby or skin cpn- 02/09 RP
$1.50 Eucerin hand or body lotion cpn- 02/09 RP
$1.50 Eucerin hand or body lotion cpn- 01/05 RP
$1.50 Eucerin face cpn- 01/05 RP 

Spend $10 on Nivea bodywash or scrub- $8/2 or Nivea lotion or creme- $6 and get $3 ECB
$3/2 Nivea bodywash, shower gel or Lathering body scrub cpn- 02/09 RP

Buy 3 Aveeno lotion, creme, face care, hair care, sun care, baby care or personal cleansing and get $10 ECB
$1 Aveeno cpn- 02/09 SS
$2/2 Aveeno cpn- 02/09 SS 

Buy Conair hair appliance and get $5 ECB

Spend $20 on Nexxus and get $10 ECB

Got2B hair styler- $4.99 and get $2 ECB
$2 Got2Be cpn- 02/09 RP

Buy Playtex tampons and get $3 ECB
$1 Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport cpn- 02/09 SS

Bausch & Lomb renu fresh or sensitive multi purpose solution- $7.99 and get $3 ECB
$1.50 Bausch & Lomb Renu Fresh or Sensitive cpn- 02/09 SS

KY Premium items- $19.99 and get $6 ECB
$4 KY Premium cpn- 02/09 SS
$2 KY cpn- 02/09 SS 

Crest 3D White Brillance- $5.99 and get $4 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest 3D Brilliance Boost, Be, Sensi Relief or 3D White Brillance toothpaste cpn- 02/09 RP

Crest Tarter Protection or ProHealth Clinical Rinse- $3.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 01/26 P&G

Spend $10 on Colgate Total, rinse or 360 floss tip toothbrush and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 02/02 SS
$1 Coglate Total or Optic White mouthwash cpn- 02/02 SS
$1.50/2 Colgate Total 360 toothbrushes cpn- 02/02 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 01/19 SS 

Colgate Optic White toothbrush with Whitening Pen- $14.99 and get $5 ECB- Limit 2

Buy 2 Robistussin, Dimetapp, Advil Congestion or Allergy and Congestion and get $3 ECB- Limit 5
$1 Robitussin cpn- 02/09 RP
$3/2 Robitussin cpn- 02/09 RP
$1 Robitussin, Dimetapp, Advil Congestion or Allergy & Congestion cpn- 01/26 RP
$1 Dimetapp cpn- 02/09 RP
$3/2 Dimetapp cpn- 02/09 RP
$1 Advil Congestion, Cold & Sinus or Allergy & Congestion cpn- 02/09 RP
$3/2 Advil Congestion cpn- 02/09 RP
$1 Advil Congestion, Codl & Sinus or Allergy & Congestion cpn- 12/08 RP 

Nasacort- $11.88 and get $2 ECB
$5 Nasacort cpn- 02/09 RP

Softsoap hand soap- $1.88
Use $1 Softsoap hand soap CVS Coupon Center cpn

Spend $12 on Loreal face, eye or nail and get $4 ECB
$3 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 01/26 RP
$1 Loreal eye shadow or liner cpn- 01/12 RP

$1 Loreal eye cpn- 01/12 RP
$1 Loreal lip cpn- 01/12 RP
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 01/05 RP

Hershey kisses or minis- $6/2 and get $2 ECB
$1/2 Hershey minis, kisses, Reese's minis or York cpn- 01/19 SS


Lilla Rose Valentine Day Sale

Valentines Day will be here before you know it.  Do you have any Valentines Day plans?  I don't think we are doing anything.  But I am not sure if hubby has anything under his sleeve :)  We will probably have our first in Florida at home date night complete with movie and popcorn after the boys go to bed.

I am super excited that Lilla Rose is having a Valentines Day Sale good Feb 7 & 8th ONLY.
Go fast to my website.  With a sale like this, flexis are going to sell out fast.  Simply type heart in the search box and all sale items will come up :)

If you haven't guessed I LOVE Lilla Rose.  They are comfortable, hold hair from slippery slick to full and thick beautifully and are affordable.

You can also register on my website to be included in when emails are sent out for sales, promotions, new releases, etc.  You will get the email before I even have a chance to post on here. 
If you have Facebook, feel free to like my Lilla Rose Facebok page:)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask away.  Post below or email me at momstips2save@gmail.com

**Affiliate links included**

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Purex Crystals Review & Giveaway

I was excited to try out Purex Crystals.

I have tried laundry enhancers before and have not been too thrilled with them.  They smell great out of the bottle but once you line dry the clothes, poof the sent is gone :(

I figured the same with Purex Crystals but once again they proved me wrong.  I am so in love with this nice crisp scent.  I put the crystals in first, then add detergent, add clothes and walk away.

When rinse time comes, I even add vinegar to my rinse cycle.  As most of you know, we line dry our clothes.  And to my absolutely wonderful surprise, the line dried clothes I washed using Purex Crystals smell awesome.  You can still smell the scent of the crystals on my clothes, towels, sheets and anything else I needed to wash :)  I love it:)

Want to see how Purex Crystals work for your laundry?

Purex has blessed me with 3 coupons good for a FREE 28oz bottle of Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze to give out to my wonderful readers.  Simply leave me a comment below and you will be entered to win 1 coupon.  This coupon giveaway will end on 11:59 EST on February 12th.  I will use random.org to randomly select 3 lucky winners on February 13, 2014.

Before you go: To celebrate the release of New Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze, the Purex brand will be hosting a Sweepstakes.  One grand prize winner will receive $500 while 100 second place winners will receive a coupon for FREE Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze.  Go here to enter this free sweepstakes :)

**The Purex brand provided me a sample of Purex Crystals Fresh Moutain Breeze in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my very own.**

Adventures in Container Gardening

Since the last update, we had some rainy days and the rain knocked off the 2 tomatoes from their vine.  They are small but looking good.  We cannot wait to slice them up:)
The rest of our container garden:
Cherry Tomatoes finally turning orange- yea!!

Green Pepper getting bigger
Spinach explosion:)
Lettuce babies still hanging on
Everything is going great- so far.  I am happy I haven't killed anything else :)  Next week, we should have another container to add to my backyard container garden.  Our church gave us some green bean seeds and I am eager to get them planted and see what I can do with those:)  I have never attempted green beans before so this should be quite interesting:)

Until next time......

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

January 2014 Goal Update

Let's see how we did with our January 2014 goals:

 1) To not eat out or at least to not pay out of pocket, with the exception of tips. If we want to treat the family to a meal out, we will make sure we have a gift card to cover all of us.
We did awesome with this goal :)

2) Pay off 2 credit cards
Still plugging away and getting closer with each month- yea!!

3) Not to use any of our credit cards for 2014. To pay cash for everything.
We did fantastic with this goal and paid cash or used our debit card for our bigger purchases.

4) To maintain our grocery budget. Our current grocery budget is $400 month for our family of 6. Our goal is to use up to that amount to feed our family healthy nourishing meals.  If we are lucky enough to come under our monthly budget, we will save that amount.
We did go over our January 2014 grocery budget by $83 but since we had purchased enough food for 40 freezer meals, it is running over into February.  We decided to combine January & February's grocery budget together.  Let's see how we do :)


5) To create a monthly meal plan for our family, to use leftovers more efficiently and to make use of everything in our pantry and freezer.  Try our hand at freezer cooking.
Did fabulous with goal.  Hubby and I tackled our first freezer cooking session and are loving it so far:)

6) Lose weight- I need to get motivated to lose this baby weight- my goal is to lose 10 lbs this year.
I started using T-Tapp.  I am loving it.  Very low impact so I won't aggravate previous injuries but very effective.  I lost 2 pounds and 2 inches off my waist doing T-Tapp without watching what I ate my first 14 days.  Am anxious to see how much I will lose in February:)

7) Morning devotions, prayer time and more bible reading
Finished my devotional book but have been praying more.  I need to get back into the swing of things with bible reading.

8) Monthly date night with hubby- whether we go out or stay at home, pop popcorn and rent a movie
Didn't do anything in January :(  


9) To spend quality family time together. With everyones schedule and us running all over creation, I would love to spend more quality time together- no tv- us playing games, talking, enjoying each others company.  I think we are going to claim Saturday's as family fun day:)
We did play games one Saturday- no tv and no gaming systems.  Everyone had a blast.  We need to make it more of a habit to do this on a regular habit:)

10) Not to use our dryer to save on electricity and lower our electricity bill
Doing great with this and haven't not used the dryer.  I am loving this weather.  I hang the clothes up on clothes racks and next day they are dry:)

11) To do 1 project a month and blog about it
January's project of the month was freezer cooking.  I researched, found a menu plan, went shopping and hubby and I tackled the job.  So far so good.  When I can remember to get the food in the crockpot- LOL:)

What goals do you have for 2014? I would love to hear them:)

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic~ 02/08/2014

Lowes will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on February 8th at 10am. It has been a while.  We are excited that Lowe's decided to bring these back. My younger boys love doing them and the older ones love helping the younger ones with their project:)

If you are looking for a great free activity that you can do with your kids- you should check out the Lowes Build & Grow Clinics. Little Michael and Nathan love them. They love being able to do hands on projects with our help.

This Saturday, Lowes Build and Grow Clinic will be building a Love Note Holder~ perfect for Valentines Day for Mom:)
To sign up for this Build & Grow Clinic, simply go to the Lowes Build & Grow Clinic website, which they have redone to make it more user friendly. I am loving this new website. You register all your information. Then when you visit the website to sign up for an upcoming clinic, all you have to do is sign in and check which kids you are signing up. Don't forget to print and sign the waiver. And you and your child(ren) are ready for a really cool FREE hands on project.

Once you and your child(ren) complete the project they will receive a neat patch to put on their Lowes Build & Grow apron. If this is your first clinic, your child(ren) will receive a free Lowes Build & Grow apron and goggles:) The more clinics you do, the more patches you get to put on your kids apron and they can show them off with pride:)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 2014 Monthly Spending

Here is where I will keep a list of our spending for the month of February . We normally have a $400 grocery budget for the month, but since we are still doing freezer cooking and bought a boat load of food to last us for 40 meals, it is carrying us over to this month. We went over last month by $82.77, and will be deducting that amount from this month's budget making this month's grocery budget $317.23.  This is for everything for our family of 6 and 2 pets.  So, lets see how we do this month:

02/02/2014
$1.58- CVS and got $2 ECB
$3.18- Dollar Tree
$14.13- Walgreens
$7.00- Save A Lot
$30.18- Walmart
$36.17- BJ's

02/09/2014
$0.21- CVS
$8.15- Save A Lot
$11.96- Walgreens
$13.60- BJ's
$33.61- Walmart

02/16/2014
$2.12- Dollar Tree
$17.84- BJ's
$22.76- Save A Lot
$30.29- Walmart

02/23/2014
$3.97- Save A Lot
$9.48- Dollar Tree
$11.96- Walgreens
$49.17- Walmart
$4.00- Farmers Market

$311.36- Running Total for February

$5.87- Left to spend for the month

Wow- I cannot believe we made it.  We stayed with in our monthly grocery budget- YEA!!!!  I am looking forward to seeing what next month brings.

My Shopping Day~ 02/02/2014

Through a very icky headache, I drug myself shopping.  Luckily, we were able to hit 2 stores on the way home from church.  So, my shopping trip didn't take as long:)

Here are our shopping details:

CVS
$3.00- Softsoaop bodywash
$3.00- Softsoap bodywash
$0.98- Palmolive
$3.00- Colgate Max Cool toothpaste
$9.98
-0.25 Palmolive cpn
-0.75 Softsoap bodywash cpn
-0.75 Softsoap bodywash cpn
-2.25 Colgate Coupon Center cpn
-4.00 ECB
-1.00 ECB
$1.58- Total with tax and got $2 ECB

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Zip gallon bags
$1.00- AAA Batteries
$1.00- Sandwich bags
$3.18

Walgreens- went Saturday Night
$8.97- 3 gallons skim milk

Walgreens- Sunday after church
$5.16- 4 dozen eggs

Save A Lot
$3.00- 6 Avocados
$2.00- 4 Cucumbers
$2.00- 2 containers Cherry tomatoes
$7.00- Total

Walmart
$2.96- White Whole Wheat flour
$5.88- Frozen veggies
$2.88- Baby Spinach
$2.38- Creamer
$1.28- Fire taco sauce
$1.38- Tortillas
$1.44- Brown rice
$3.96- Peanuts
$1.78- Sea Salt
$3.52- Flour
$2.72- Canola Oil
$30.18- Total

BJ's 
$10.99- Skippy PB
$9.99- Huge bag of frozen Strawberries
$7.29- Ragu Spaghetti sauce
$5.79- Hellman Mayo with Olive Oil
$7.29- Italian dressing mix 10pk
$1.49- Bananas
$2.58- Lettuce
$45.42
-1.25 Hellman Mayo instant savings
-1.50 Hellman Mayo BJ cpn
-2.50 Dole frozen fruit BJ cpn
-2.00 Skippy PB BJ cpn
-2.00 Ragu BJ cpn
$36.17- Total

This shopping trip has been added to our February Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of February.