Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rolling Joint Juice and Adding 3 SC Johnson Products = Major Deal and Money Maker after Rebate!

Right now Randall's has tons of deals going on that match with the current SC Johnson Rebate deal (earn $5 rebate wyb 3 participating products) which make for a great money maker!!!

We all now know about the joint juice deal HERE, HERE and HERE. So here is the info on the SC Johnson Rebate HERE. (thanks athriftymom!)
Here is my Deal Scenario for Rolling Joint Juice

Buy 7 Joint Juice - $1.39/each
-$5.00/7 catalina
-$10.00 catalina from transaction 1
Final Cost = FREE and -$5.36 overage and earn a $10 catalina and $5/7 JJ catalina

3 Windex Multi surface - $1.99/each wyb 3
-(3) $1.00/1 Windex printable OR
-(3) $.55 peelies found on Windex product
Final Cost = $2.97 or $.99/each, but send off for SC Johnson Rebate wyb 3 and earn $5.00

3 Kleenex - $.99/each (110 2-ply tissues per box)
-$.55/3 blinkie
Final Cost = $2.42, but earn a $3 oyno catalina wyb 3

Final Transaction Cost = $0.03
Mail in for SC Rebate = $.03+.44 (stamp) -$5.00 Rebate

Final = FREE plus $4.53 Profit and earned $13 oyno and $5/7 joint juice!!


KEEP IT ROLLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More Randall's Steals - 9-29 Quick Trip Part 2

UPDATE:
FREE plus $3.06 Profit After Rebate
Spent $1.50
Saved $74.50
Update: With the SC Johnson Rebate, I can send in my receipt in to EARN $5.00 ($5 wyb 3 participating products - limit 3) from this transaction!!!

Okay what is funny is that after my son's football game tonight I thought I would stop by Randall's again today to snag more cleaning products while the B1G1 deal is going on. I'm not sure if it continues next week (I'll find out tomorrow). I did the exact same transaction in transaction 1 below that I did early today HERE in transaction 2. What's funny is that my total is different. (.25 versus .66). They calculated the tax differently and the only thing different is the order they processed the coupons. One receipt deducted -.72 in tax and the other deducted -.31. Very bizarre.

Transaction 1
7 Joint Juice - $1.39/each
-$5.00/7 catalina from transaction JJ deal HERE earlier
-$10.00 catalina from transaction JJ deal HERE earlier
Final Cost = FREE and -$5.36 overage

Bounty 8pk. paper towels - $11.99 on sale for $6.99
-.25 MQ from 9/27 PG
-.50 double
Final Cost = $6.24

tax - (-.31)

Final Cost = $.66

Transaction 2
7 Joint Juice - $1.39/each
-$5.00/7 catalina from transaction 1
-$10.00 catalina from transaction 1
Final Cost = FREE and -$5.36 overage

2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner - $4.29/each
-$2.00 peeelie on can
-B1G1 FREE Randall's promotion (-4.29)
Final Cost = $1.10/each

2 Windex Multi surface - $3.99/each
-B1G1 Randall's promotion (-$3.99)
-(2) $.55 peelies on product
Final Cost = $2.89 or $1.45/each

tax - $.41

Final Transaction 2 Cost = $.32

Transaction 3
7 Joint Juice - $1.39/each
-$5.00/7 catalina from transaction HERE earlier
-$10.00 catalina from transaction HERE earlier
Final Cost = FREE and -$5.36 overage

2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner - $4.29/each
-$2.00 peeelie on can
-B1G1 FREE Randall's promotion (-4.29)
Final Cost = $1.10/each

2 Windex Multi surface - $3.99/each
-B1G1 Randall's promotion (-$3.99)
-(2) $.55 peelies on product
Final Cost = $2.89 or $1.45/each

2 Hershey chocolates - .99/each
-B1G1 Randall's promotion (-$.99)
Final Cost = .99

tax - (-$.30)

Final Transaction 3 Cost = $.52

Randall's Quick Trip 9-29 - Saved $132.62

Spent $11.64
Saved $132.62
I hit Randalls once again to snag the joint juice deal and savings like yesterday HERE.
Transaction 1
7 Joint Juice - $1.39/each
-$5.00/7 catalina from yesterday
-$10.00 catalina from yesterday
Final Cost = FREE and -$5.36 overage
2 Windex Multi surface - $3.99/each
-B1G1 Randall's promotion (-$3.99)
-(2) $.55 peelies on product
Final Cost = $2.89 or $1.45/each
Mr. Clean Cleaner - $3.50
2 Mr. Clean Febreeze - $3.49
-B1G1 Randall's promotion (-$3.49)
-Get 1 Free wyb Mr. Clean Cleaner MQ from 9/27 P&G
Final Cost = 2 for FREE
-.71 tax
Final Transaction 1 Cost = $0.41 plus earn another $5 off 7 joint juice catalina & $10 oyno catalina
Transaction 2
7 Joint Juice - $1.39/each
-$5.00/7 catalina from transaction 1
-$10.00 catalina from transaction 1
Final Cost = FREE and -$5.36 overage
Bounty 8pk. paper towels - $11.99 on sale for $6.99
-.25 MQ from 9/27 PG
-.50 double
Final Cost = $6.24
-.72 tax
Final Transaction 2 Cost = $0.25 plus earn another $5 off 7 joint juice catalina & $10 oyno catalina
Transaction 3
7 Joint Juice - $1.39/each
-$5.00/7 catalina from transaction 2
-$10.00 catalina from transaction 2
Final Cost = FREE and -$5.36 overage
Bounty 8pk. paper towels - $11.99 on sale for $6.99
-.25 MQ from 9/27 PG
-.50 double
Final Cost = $6.24
2 Scrubbing Bubble Bathroom Cleaner - $4.29
-$2.00 peeelie on can
-B1G1 FREE Randall's promotion (-4.29)
Final Cost = $1.10/each
Final transaction 3 Cost = $3.28 plus earn another $5 off 7 joint juice catalina & $10 oyno catalina
Transaction 4
Chex Mix - $4.19 on clearance 50% off - $2.09
-.50 Shortcuts e coupon
-.50/1 printable
-.50 double
Final Cost = $0.09
2 Fruit by the Foot - $2.79/Each
-.50/2 Shortcuts e coupon
-.50/2 cellfire e coupon
-1.00/2 printable
Final Cost = $3.58
3 Raisin Bran - 2.99/each (breakfast coupon boxes)
2 Fruit Loops - 2.49/each
-(2) $1.00/1 Fruit Loop MQ found in Raisin Bran boxes
-$1.00/2 blinkie
-$5.00 Kellogg's wyb 5 Kellogg cereals deal
Final Cost = $1.09/each (not a great deal, but would have paid for itself if I had not bought the other items in the transaction.
apples - 1.14
-1.00 off fresh fruit MQ wyb fruit loops found in raisin bran box.
Final Cost = $.14
2 nectarines - $1.79
-1.00 off fresh fruit MQ wyb fruit loops found in raisin bran box.
Final Cost = $.79
2 Lucerne Milk - $1.19/each
-(2) 1.00 off milk MQ wyb raisin bran found in raisin bran box.
Final Cost = .19/each
2 Pillsbury Pizza Crust - $2.49/each
-.40/2 Shortcuts e coupon
-1.00/2 cellfire e coupon
-1.00/2 cellfire e coupon (it took 2 off)
- $1.00/1 printables
-.35/1 from 9/13 GM
-.70 double
Final Cost = $1.53 or .76/each
2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - $1.89/each
-$1.00/2 Shortcuts e coupon
-(2) $1.00/1 printables
Final Cost = FREE plus -.22 overage
2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls - $1.49/each
-.40/2 Shortcuts e coupon
-(2) $1.00 printables
6 Yoplait cups - $.55/each
-.50/6 Shortcuts e coupon
-.50/6 cellfire e coupon
-.40/6 MQ from 9/13 GM
-.40 double
Final Cost = .25/each
Yo Plus Yogurt - 2.25
-$1.00/1 Shortcuts e coupon
-$1.00/1 MQ from 9/13 GM
Final Cost = FREE plus .75 overage
-.60 tax
Final Transaction 4 Cost = $7.70 plus earn another $5 off 7 joint juice catalina & $10 oyno catalina
I'll admit I had to think back where I got all the coupons and I think they are all correct.
Let me know what you came up with on the joint juice deal!!!!

Give A Day, Get a Disney Day = FREE Admission


Disney is offering a FREE day's admission to 1 million guests who volunteer a day of their time next year to participating organizations through their "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program.

BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2010, when you sign up here to volunteer a day of service with a participating organization (and your service is completed and verified) you'll get one day admission to a Walt Disney World® or Disneyland® theme park for FREE!

You must sign up through this site HERE to volunteer and complete your service at an eligible volunteer opportunity in the fifty US states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or Canada to receive a ticket. Ticket quantities for this program are limited. You must be at least 18 to sign up. Children must be at least 6 to participate in the program.

Program begins January 1, 2010 and continues until tickets are distributed or until December 15, 2010, whichever occurs first. You may only sign up a maximum of 8 members of your household.

Free Starbucks Coffee! - Ready Brew Taste Challenge


Starbucks thinks that it’s New Starbucks Via Ready Brew is so great that it is testing it against their award winning Starbucks Fresh Brew. Starbucks is betting that you can’t taste the difference either. Take the taste challenge at any Starbucks this Friday (Oct. 2) through Monday and get a FREE coffee even if you can’t taste the difference.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Birthday Bonanza of Savings at Randall's! with Profit in the End

Spent $7.43
Saved $121.33
Earned 10.00 oyno!
Profit $2.57

Okay so I posted the Joint Juice deal HERE the other day and had not gotten around to going to Randall's. Then I got a heads up on how to sweeten the deal by Stephanie HERE. It is my birthday and I thought that I would pass on all the savings today until I remembered that I had a rain check at Randall's for joint juice (.80/each) and it expired TOMORROW!(how lucky is that ) Also, so I don't get a lot of angry emails thinking I wiped out the store. The stocker told me that they had more cases in the back. To be honest this deal is so awesome I probably would have shopped at Randall's all day, but I had to meet some friends for my bday luncheon.

I don't have a lot of time to enter the fruit, veggies, frozen veggies, steaks and chicken breasts (all the meat had 30% off peelies on them), but this is how the joint juice helped reduce my bill.

Transaction 1
Buy 2 joint juice - $1.39 (MY KIDS LOVE THIS JUICE!)
- B1G1 printable (-1.39)
Final Cost = $1.50, but earned a $5.00 off 7 joint juice catalina

Transaction 2
Buy 8 joint juice - $1.39 adjusted down to $.80 rain check price
- B1G1 printable (-1.39)
-$5.00 off 7 catalina
Final Cost = .40, plus earned $5.00 off 7 catalina AND a $10 oyno catalina!

Transaction 3
Buy 7 joint juice - $1.39/each
-$5.00 off 7 catalina
-10.00 catalina
Final Cost = FREE with a $-5.27 credit to be used for anything
Final Cost for each transaction = varied from $.02 - $3.40(the ribeye steaks)

I repeated Transaction 3 five more times to get 52 joint juices and lots of overage! With $5.27 overage on each on the next 5 transactions I was able to buy 2 packages of chicken breasts, pkg. of 3 ribeye steaks, 5 apples, 2 cartons of strawberries, 5 bananas, green onions, celery, romaine lettuce, cream cheese, del monte fruit snack, 2 organic milks, 4 frozen edamame, 3 red onions and 2lbs. of broccoli.
So overall paid $7.43 for all of that and earned a $10.00 catalina
Final Cost after Catalina = $2.57 Profit
thanks Katycouponer for the heads up on only having to buy juices to jump start the $5 off 7 catalina deal!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

CVS Deals 9/27 and Quick Trip

Saved $55.73

I have tons of ECBs from the past couple of weeks and we desperately needed toilet paper. I had bought some last week during the Walgreens sale. It was the first time I bought Walgreens store brand TP. My husband threatened to divorce me if I ever bought it again. It was HORRIBLE!!! So I decided to take advantage of my ECBs and some of the CVS' deals this week. Used $25 in ECBs, earned back $17 in ECBs. Most important - Got lots of toilet paper!

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion $7.99 (Sun - Tues ONLY)
-$1.50 printable HERE* or
-$1.25 MQ from
*Final Cost = $6.49, but earn a $7.00 ECB

P&G ECB Deal: Spend $25 on P&G products and Earn$10 ECB
(2) Charmin Big Roll 16pk - $10/each
-(2) $1.00 MQ from P&G $120 Saving Coupon Booklet* or
-$1.00/2 MQ from 9/27 P&G
(1)Tide Detergent HE 32 load- $6.00
-$1.00 Home Mailer*
-$1.00 MQ from 8/23 RP
-$1.00 MQ from 9/27 PG
*Final Cost = $22, but earn a $10.00 ECB
(use can also use the $5 off $25 coupon for taking the CVS survey here and that will bring your total cost to $17, but your earn a $10 ECB)

Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner refills-$5.29 on 90% clearance - $.52
-$1.00/1 printable (no longer available)
Final Cost = FREE plus possible overage

1 Viologie - 1.99
-$2.00 from Reinventing Magazine with Sandra Bullock on cover
Final Cost = FREE plus overage

1 Fruitopia - $3.49 on sale 1.99
-$2.00 from Reinventing Magazine with Sandra Bullock on cover
Final Cost = FREE plus overage

-$4 off $20 Coupon (home mailer)
-$25 ECBs

Final Transaction Cost = FREE pluse $17 in ECBs

I did not need any of the following products listed , but here are the other P&G products counted in the P&G ECB deal

Bounty Basics 6pk - $6.00
-$1.00 from 9/27 PG
Final Price: $5.00

Dawn Dish Liquid $1
-$0.50 MQ from P&G $120 Coupon Savings Booklet
-$0.25 from 9/27 PG
Final Price: $0.50

Puffs Facial Tissue $1.00
-$0.25/3 from 9/27 PG
Final Price: $.92

Bounce Dryer Bar $4.00
-$1.50 or $2.50 from Vocalpoint mailer or
-$1.00 from 8/30 PG – valid thru 9/30
Final Price: $2.50 - $3.00

Another P&G deal scenario: thanks myfrugaladventures
(6) Tide Stain Release - $4.00 each
(1) Dawn Soap - $1.00
-$5 off $25 here
-(6) -$1.50 off Tide Stain Release 8/30 P&G
-$0.50/1 Dawn MQ from P&G $120 Savings coupon booklet
Final Cost = $10.50, but Earn $10 ECB (only $.50 for all that!)

For More CVS deals this week check out slickdeals

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Walgreens Deals 9/27 - 10/3

Check out the deals this week at Walgreens thanks to GoodorFREEdeals

Good Or Free Deals

Theraflu Nighttime 6 ct. 2/$8
-$4 Using 1 $2/1 Healthy Savings Booklet (Since this is a Walgreens Coupon the coupon will deduct $4 when using 1 coupon)
-$4 Using 2 $2/1 PRINTABLE coupon
Final Cost = FREE , BUT get a $4 RR when you buy 2
Final Cost after coupons and RR=$4 OVERAGE

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion 6.8 oz $6.99
-$1.50/1 PRINTABLE, & 2nd PRINTABLE OR use $1/1 CVS Reinventing Beauty Magazine (You'll need to buy this magazine for $.99 at CVS)
=$5.49
BUT get a $7 RR
=$1.51 OVERAGE

Gillette Fusion MVP Manual or Power Razor System $8.99
-$4 P&G 9/27
=$4.99 Out of Pocket
BUT get a $6 RR
=$1.01 OVERAGE

Dentek Floss 55 yd or picks 35 ct $2
-$1/1 PRINTABLE coupon (Use zip code 90210 OR 49002 on page #2 for me)
=$1 Out of Pocket
BUT get a $2 RR
=$1 OVERAGE

Halls Refresh Sugar Free 20 ct $1
-$.75 SS 9/27 OR $.50 ALL You Magazine 10/23 Issue page 151
=$.25 Out of Pocket
BUT get a $1 RR
=$.75 OVERAGE

Oral-B Advantage 1-2-3 Toothbrush $3
-$.75 P&G 9/27
=$2.25 Out of Pocket
BUT get a $3 RR
=$.75 OVERAGE

Chapstick Fresh Effects $2.99
=$2.99 Out of Pocket
BUT get a $3 RR
=FREE

Emergen-C Immune System 2 pk (2.5 oz each) $3.49
=$3.49 Out of Pocket
BUT get a $3.50 RR
=FREE

Herbal Essence Hair Care $2.99
-$1/1 RP 9/13 OR RP 8/23
=$1.99 Out of Pocket
BUT get a $2 RR
=FREE

Robitussin DM To Go 2 pk $2.49
=$2.49 Out of Pocket
BUT get a $2.50 RR
=FREE

Friday, September 25, 2009

Joint Juice Deal at Randall's/Tom Thumb/Safeway



Right now Randalls/Tom Thumb/Safeway have this catalina deal going on thru 10/18
Buy 3-4 Bottles of Joint Juice, earn $3.00 catalina
Buy 5-6 Bottles of Joint Juice, earn $5.00 catalina
Buy 7-8 Bottles of Joint Juice, earn $10.00 catalina

Buy 8 Joint Juice - $1.49/each
-(4) B1G1 FREE printable coupons (back space twice to print 2 per computer)
Final Cost = $5.96 , but earn a $10 catalina for your next purchase!
**You also get a $5/7 coupon print out for Joint Juice to be used toward your next purchase***
So Repeat! That's a lot of FREE joint juice. (my kids love it)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

FREE Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches TODAY! 9/24

Today, (September 24, 2009) between 5:00pm-6:00pm, Chick-Fil-A in the Houston area is once again giving away FREE Chicken sandwiches. Just show up, order and it's FREE. You can order your FREE sandwich inside or at the drive thru!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

FREE 2 Bottles of Coppertone Nutrashield with Overage at CVS!!

FREE!!
Saved $27.99

Here is a great scenario if you are wanting to use your $5 off $25 purchase CVS coupon you can get HERE for taking a quick CVS survey. When you scan your CVS card at the CVS Coupon Center Machine you can receive a CRT which says "Buy 1 Coppertone Sun Care Product and receive one FREE (up to $12.99)."

Right now the Coppertone Nutrashield Sunblock is priced $12.99.
Buy 2 Coppertone Nutrashield Sunblocks - $12.99/each
(remember to backspace twice to be able to print two)
-B1G1 FREE Coppertone CRT from CVS Coupon Center Machine
Final Cost = FREE plus $2.01 overage

If you can find the Reinventing Magazines at your CVS then buy 2 to cover some of the overage and next week you will be able to score some FREE Fruitopia and/or Viologie Shampoo/Conditioner that I posted about HERE.
If you buy the 2 Reinventing Magazines with your overage, you will need a small filler for the rest of the overage ($.03). They usually $.10 caramels by the register.
Let me know how you did.

2 FREE Movie Passes to Studio Movie Grill!

Love to go to the movies? How about going to the movies for FREE!

Click HERE and print out your FREE movie pass for Two to Studio Movie Grill! Coupon reads, "This coupon is good for 2 admissions to the same movie with the same showtime. 3D Service Charge Applies. This coupon has a unique barcode that can only be used once. Any copies presented after the barcode has been scanned will not be accepted. Studio Restrictions May Apply. Unique Coupon Barcode is Generated by a Unique Computer. Valid from Sept. 8th - Sept 30th.

The bottom right hand side has a message that says, "Please click here to go to get your coupon" This is the Unique Barcode Generator so PLEASE make sure you click on it and then print the coupon page. You can not print out just the load page. You must have the unique barcode for the coupon to be used.

Check showtimes near you HERE!

FREE Viologie and Fruitopia at CVS


The week of 9/27 - 10/3 you can snag yourself some FREE Viologie and Fruitopia shampoo at CVS if you have the new Reinventing Beauty $.99 magazine that I told you about HERE. Thanks to iheartcvs' early preview the shampoos/conditioners will be on sale for $1.99.

Viologie/Fruitopia Shampoo - $1.99
-$2.00 CVS coupon from Reinventing Beauty
Final Cost = FREE

This FREEbie will also help bumping up your total to $25 so you can use the $5 off $25 coupon HERE.

Monday, September 21, 2009

$5 off $25 Printable Coupon at CVS and FREE Wheat Thins


Right now when you take a short Flu Survey HERE, you can print off a $5 off $25 CVS coupon!
This coupon will go great with all the deals listed HERE and clearance deals listed HERE this week. Plus, don't forget to grab one of the small rectangular boxes of Nabisco cookies and crackers (including Wheat Thins) by the register on sale for $1.00.
-$1.00/1 printable HERE or HERE
Final Cost = FREE!

Money for YOUR School - 10% Goes Back To Schools Program

When I checked out at Randall's the other day a man asked me if I wanted his Catalina. He told me that he did not have any children and maybe my children's school could benefit from his receipt. When I looked at the bottom of it I saw the message "10% goes back to schools" and a redemption code.

I told him thanks, went home, logged in on the website and this is what I found out.

For three weeks starting on September 18th a redemption code will be printed at the bottom of your receipt at participating stores (Safeway, Carrs, Dominick's, Genuardi's, Pak 'n' Save, Randall's Food Markets, Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy, Vons and Pavilions). Pick a school to get 10% of your total at the end. Visit this site before October 13th to choose your favorite participating school. Then simply enter your redemption code to make your donation. You can also give the bottom of your receipt (with the redemption code) directly to the school you've selected.

Return to THIS SITE between the dates of September 18th and October 13th to start redeeming your receipts, follow the steps below:
  1. Identify your organization
  2. Enter the redemption code found on the register receipt tapes
  3. Return to this site as often as you wish to enter additional register receipt tape codes

Registered eScrip families will receive an automatic deposit to their account via the regular eScrip payment process.

I entered the redemption code from the catalina the man gave me and an automatic $2.90 was given to my school. How easy and simple was that?! We have approximately 500 students at our school and I thought, "Wow, if everyone entered their receipt redemption code during the redemption time frame our school would rake it in!"

So check your receipts from participating stores because every dollar helps your children's school!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

FREE Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches TODAY!

Today, (September 17, 2009) between 5:00pm-6:00pm, Chick-Fil-A in the Houston area is once again giving away FREE Chicken sandwiches. No need to wear your favorite sports shirt or anything, just show up, order and it's FREE. You can order your FREE sandwich inside or at the drive thru! My son and I grabbed two last week. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

FREE Fekkai Shampoo ($23 Value) Swap at Nordstrom and Saks Tomorrow!!


Check it out HERE on how to score some FREE High Dollar shampoo at Nordstrom or Saks Fifth Avenue. Frederic Fekkai is having a Shampoo Swap tomorrow, Thursday, September 17th at Nordstroms and Saks! Bring in any full size shampoo you currently use (full or empty bottle) to the Frederic Fekkai counter and exchange it for a complimentary full size Fekkai Advanced shampoo ($23.00 Value). One per customer while supplies last.

Check HERE to see if a Nordstrom near you is participating.
Check HERE to see if a Saks Fifth Avenue store near you is participating.

Thanks sweetiesswag!

Randall's Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Deal = FREE Snacks!


4 FREE with Overage

Check out this FREEbie after promo and coupons going on at Randall's this week!

Nature Valley Nut Clusters - $3.49 on sale for $2.50 (BUY 4) = $10.00
-(4) $1.oo/1 MQ from 9-13-09 GM
-$1.00 Cellfire wyb ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters (last download) AND
-$1.00 Shortcuts wyb ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters AND
-$0.40 wyb ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars from Cellfire AND
-$0.40 wyb ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars from Shortcuts AND
-$4.00 GM in-store promotion for buying 4 participating GM products

Final Cost for 4 bags = FREE plus $.80 overage!!

There was a $1.60 printable that is no longer available, but my Randall's would not accept it because it is an internet printable over 50% of the product's sale value. (new Randall's policy)

P.S. I was told that the NUT LOVERS was recalled and there were still some on the shelves at my Randall's.

thanks savingswithshellie!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New CVS Reinventing Beauty Magazine with $25 Worth of Coupons Inside

As shown in my previous post HERE, there is a new Reinventing Beauty Magazine out at CVS with Sandra Bullock on the cover with $25 in coupons inside.

CVS coupons included inside (all expire 11/30/09) are:
$2.00/2 Blade products
$2.00/1 Christophe Hair Care
$2.00/1 Colgate Max White Toothpaste
$1.00/1 Colgate Wisp, 16ct.
$2.00/1 Fruitopia Hair Care
$2.00/1 Lumene Excellent Future
$1.00/1 Mission Skincare
$2.00/1 Skin Effects
$2.00/1 Softsoap Ensembles Pump or Base 8.3 oz.
$1.50/1 Softsoap Nutri Serums Body Wash
$2.00/1 Viology
$1.50/1 Speed Stick Pro

Other Manufacturer coupons are:
$1.00/1 Reese's Select Cremes or Reeses' Select Clusters 8 oz.
$1.00/1 Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion
$1.50/1 Smoothaway Hair Removal System

CVS Quick Trip & Rolling ECB Profit

FREE plus $1.00 Profit
Saved $17.89

3 Listerine - $3.99
-(3) $2.00 MQ from 4/26 RP
Final Cost = $5.97, but earned $6 ECB

1 Colgate Total - $2.99
-$1.00/1 MQ from 9/13 SS
Final Cost = $1.99, but earn $2 ECB

Reinventing Beauty - $0.99

-$2.00 off $10 of Oral Hygiene Products from CVS automatic savings booklet**
(**expired 9/15, but my CVS manager will accept up to a week expired CVS coupons)

-$7.00 ECB adjusted down from last week transaction HERE


For more of this week's deals check out couponmommie

Monday, September 14, 2009

Walgreens Quick Trip and Triaminic Deal Gets Even Better!

Spent $5.25
Saved $102.73

My son got stung by a yellow jacket yesterday on his foot. We then located the nest underneath the slide on our playset. Needless to say, my husband got rid of the nest, but my son's foot continues to itch even after hydrogen pyroxide and benedryl lotion so I had a mission at Walgreens. I needed oral benedryl, butter, tampons and vegetable oil. Overall just these 4 items that I needed would have cost $18.80 - $5 Register Reward I had so total after RR would have been $13.30. I ended up getting more and spent $8.00 less. Here's how it went....

Transaction 1
Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough Syrup 2/$10.00 (Buy 2)
UPC # 30043-6344-045, grape flavored
-$2.00/1 coupon from the Walgreens Healthy Savings Booklet (takes off $4.00)
Final Cost = $6.00, but earn (2) $5 Register Rewards wyb 2
That's right TWO $5 register rewards when you buy these 2
thanks hip2save
-$5 Register Reward
Transaction 1 Final Cost = $1.00, but earned $10 in Register Rewards!
Transaction 2
True North Nut Crisps or Clusters - $3.00
-$1.00/1 PRINTABLE (at bottom of page) OR
-$1.00/1 MQ from 2/8 SS
Final Cost = $2.00, but earn a $3 Register Reward
2 Neosporin .27 oz sprays - on sale $3.99 (BUY 2)
-(2) $1.00/1 MQ printables
-$2.00/1 coupon from Walgreens coloring book (takes off $4.00)
Final Cost = $1.98, and earn a $3 RR wyb 2
Walgreens Coloring Book - $.99
Pirate's Booty - $.24 ( my daughter loves it)
- $5 Register Reward from Transaction 1
Final Cost Transaction 2 = $1.21, but earned $6 in Register Rewards
Transaction #3
Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough Syrup 2/$10.00 (Buy 2)
UPC # 30043-6344-045, grape flavored
-$2.00/1 coupon from the Walgreens Healthy Savings Booklet (takes off $4.00)
Final Cost = $6.00, but earn (2) $5 Register Rewards wyb 2
That's right TWO $5 register rewards when you buy these 2
-(2) $3 Register Rewards from transaction 2
Transaction 3 Final Cost = FREE and earned $10 in Register Rewards!
Transaction #4
Schick Titanium Quattro Razor - $9.49 each (BUY 2)
-$9.49 B1G1 FREE Walgreens promo sale
-(2) $4.00/1 MQ from 8/23 SS insert
Final Cost = $.75/each
4 Ghirardelli Bars - .65/each
-(2) $1.00/2 Walgreens coupon in September coupon booklet located by front door
Final Cost = $.15/each
2 Benadryl Children - $6.99/each
-(2) $1.00/1 MQ from the 08-23-09 RP
-$1.00/1 Walgreens coupon from Walgreens Coloring Book
Final Cost = $9.98, and earn a $5 RR wyb 2
True North Pistachio Crackers - $3.00
-$1.00/1 PRINTABLE (at bottom of page) OR
-$1.00/1 MQ from 2/8 SS
Final Cost = $2.00, but earn a $3 Register Reward
2 Hershey Symphony - 2/$1.59
-(2) $5.00 Register Rewards from Transaction #3
-$5.00/1 Register Reward from Transaction #1
Transaction #4 Final Cost = $0.66 and earn $8 in Register Rewards
Transaction #5
Butter - $3.99
Tampons - $2.00
Crisco Vegetable Oil - $4.39
-$5.00 RR and $3.00 RR from Transaction #4
Final Cost Transaction #5 = $2.38
For more Walgreens Deals this week click HERE

Sunday, September 13, 2009

5 Coupon Inserts in Today's (9/13) Sunday Paper!

You may want to get some extra newspapers today because there will be 5 inserts!! Check out below to find out what coupons you might need!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Walgreen Deals 9/13-9/19

Check out the deals this week at Walgreens thanks to GoodorFREEdeals

Good Or Free Deals

MONTHLY REGISTER REWARD
Triaminic Allergy, Sinus or Cold Relief - 2/$10 (BUY 2)
**Triaminic Flu Cough & Fever bubble gum flavor UPC 3 0043634904 0 is rumored to be clearanced for $1.74**
-$2.00 Triaminic liquids 4 oz. or thin strips 14 ct. coupon from Walgreens Healthy Savings Coupon Book (coupon will deduct $4 wyb 2) Hand over Manufacturer Coupon first
-(2) $1.50/1 Triaminic PRINTABLE (update: no prints available for this campaign any more)
Final Cost = FREE plus $3.52 OVERAGE and earn a $5 Register Reward
Final Cost if not on clearance = $3.00/2, But earn a $5 RR wyb 2

Glade Scented Oil Candle Holder or 2 oz Candle get 2/$4 (BUY 2)
-(2) $3.00/1 PRINTABLE coupon (use zip code 72206) OR
-(2) $2.00 MQ from 8/9 or 8/23 SS
- $1.00 MQ from 8/23 SS
Final Cost = FREE plus up to $2 OVERAGE and earn $1.00 Register Reward

Crest Whitening Plus Scope or Outlast Toothpaste 2/$7.00
-(2) $1.00 Crest Toothpaste, 4.2 oz MQ from 8/30 P&G
Final Cost = $5.00, and earn a $5 RR wyb 2
Final Cost after RR = FREE
Other Items included in this RR deal:
Crest whitening plus scope 6 oz
outlast toothpase 5.8 oz
scope white 24 oz
outlast mouthwash 25.4 oz

Garnier Hair Care 4/$20
-(4) $.75 MQ from 8/16 RP
Final Cost = $17.00/4 and earn a $10 RR wyb 4
Final Cost=$7.00/4 or $1.75 each

Weekly Register Reward deal from 8/10-9/26

Aquafresh Iso-active Toothpaste - $3.49
-$1.00/1 PRINTABLE OR
-$1.00/1 PRINTABLE
Final Cost = $2.49 and earn a $1.50 RR
Final Cost after MQ and RR = $.99

Sensodyne Iso Active toothpaste - $5.99
-$1.00/1 PRINTABLE
Final Cost = $4.99 but earn a $2 RR
Final Cost after RR = $2.99
WEDNESDAY ONLY
FREE film developed when you provide your email address on the in-ad coupon

Neosporin$3.99 / Band-Aids $2.49 get $3 RR when you buy 2

Neosporin spray .26 oz or ointment .5 oz - $3.99 (BUY 2)
-(2) $1.00/1 PRINTABLE coupon OR
-(2) $.50 from the 6/28, 8/2 OR 8/23 SS
-$2/1 Neosporin Walgrens Activity Booklet coupon (coupon will deduct $4 wyb 2/
GIVE MANUFACTURE COUPONS FIRST!!!!
Final Cost = $1.98, and earn a $3 RR wyb 2
Final Cost after coupons and RR =FREE plus $1.02 OVERAGE

True North Nut Crisps or Clusters - $3.00
-$1/1 PRINTABLE (at bottom of page) OR
-$1.00/1 MQ from 2/8 SS
=$2 Out of Pocket
But get a $3 RR
=$1 OVERAGE

Murine Ear Drop Kit $6
=$6.00 Out of Pocket
But get a$6 RR
=FREE

Listerine 250 ml Advanced or total care $2.99 get
-$1/1 Listerine PRINTABLE Coupon
=$1.99 Out of Pocket
But get a $2 RR
=FREE

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TRUEresult Meter $19.99
=$19.99 Out of Pocket
But get a $3 RR & Do Mail In Rebate included $19.99
=$3 OVERAGE

Advil pain relief 16-50 ct $4.49
-$2/1 PRINTABLE coupon OR Advil PM PRINTABLE OR $1 V 4/5 OR $1 40 ct V 8/23
=$2.49 Out of Pocket
But get a 2 RR
=$.49

Crest outlast 5.8 oz or whitening plus scope toothpaste 6 oz or Scope white 24 oz or outlast mouthwash 25.4 oz 2/$8
-$1.50 Using 2 $.75 P&G 8/30 OR P&G 8/2 OR $.50 P&G 8/30 =$6.50/2
But get a $5 RR When You Buy 2
=$1.50/2

Softsoap Nutri Serums or Irish Spring bodywash or Bar Soap 2/$8
-$2 Using 2 $1 Softsoap SS 8/30 OR $1 Softsoap bodywash All You Magazine (page 155)
=$6/2 Out of Pocket
But get a $4 RR When You Buy 2
=$2/2, That's Only $1 each!!

Colgate total toothpaste 4.2 oz or Wave toothbrush 2/$5
-$2 Using 2 $1/1 PRINTABLE OR $.40 SS 8/30 OR $.75 SS 8/30
=$3/2 Out of Pocket
But get a $1 RR When You Buy 2
=$2/2, That's only $1 each

Beano or Fiber Choice $10.99
-$3/1 Fiber Choice PRINTABLE (must register for coupon) OR $2/1 V 8/9 OR $1/1 Beano PRINTABLE (must register for coupon)
=$7.99-$9.99 Out of Pocket
But get a $3 RR
=$4.99-$6.99

Hersheys Harvest Candy 42/5
=$5/2
But get a $1 RR When You Buy 2
=$4/2

Purex Complete $8.99 B1G1F
-$2 Using 2 $1 SS 8/16 OR $1/1 PRINTABLE
=$6.99/2, That's $3.50 each!

Garnier get $10 RR When You Buy $20

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Big Money Maker at Walgreens with Sally Hansen Just Feet Cushion Toe Spacers in Clearance!!

Well, Well, Well. Look what I found today. In the clearance section at my Walgreens, I found a Sally Hansen Just Feet Gel Cushion Toe Spacers for $0.49/each!! and it is working on the Sally Hansen Register Reward Deal the couponcontessa mentioned HERE.

So to sweeten the deal here is a scenario:
Transaction #1
Buy 3 Sally Hansen Just Feet Gel Cushion Toe Spacers - IN CLEARANCE SECTION -$0.49/each
Final Cost = $1.47, but Earn $5 Register Reward to use on Sally Hansen products

Transaction #2
3 Sally Hansen Hard As Nail Polishes - $2.29/each
-(3) $1.00/1 MQ from the 8/2 or 8/23RP
- the $5 Register Reward from previous transaction
Plus another Sally Hansen Product to cover the overage and RR ($1.13)
or
3 Sally Hansen Just Feet Gel Cushion Toe Spacers - IN CLEARANCE SECTION -$0.49/each
-$5 Register Reward from previous transaction
Plus another Sally Hansen Product to cover the overage and RR ($3.53)
Final Cost for either transaction =
FREE and earn another $5 Sally Hansen Register Reward

That is like getting 3 nail polishes and 3 gel cushion and another Sally Hansen product worth $1.13 - $3.53) for less than a quarter/each! and the best thing about it is that you can just keep repeating transaction #2 until you run out of coupons or gel cushions because the Sally Hansen Register Reward is rolling!

Walgreens Quick Trip 9-10

Spent $5.47
Saved $108.23
Update: I just realized that I used the $5 Sally Hansen RR and did not purchase another SH product. It did not beep, but still I did not use it appropriately. Given that, I would have not bought the funyuns and toothbrushes and just thrown in another SH product. Hope that didn't confuse anyone.

Started with a $1 and $3 Register Reward, ended up with a $5 Register Reward and $5 off Sally Hansen Coupon

1st Transaction
5 Starbuck Ice Creams - $3.00
-(5) $2.00 MQ from 06-21-09 SS
Final Cost = $5.00, but earn a $5 Register Reward
2 seed packets - clearance .08/each
-$3 Register Reward
-$1 Register Reward from glade candle
Final Cost 1st Transaction = $1.26 and earned a $5 Register Reward

2nd Transaction
Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Kit - $19.99 on sale for $9.99
Final Cost = $4.99, but earn a $3 Register Reward
1 seed packet - $.08 (filler and total bumper)
-$5 Register Reward from previous transaction
Final Cost Transaction #2 = $0.08 and Earned a $3 Register Reward

3rd Transaction
1 Sally Hansen Gel Cushion Toes Spacers - $2.19 in clearance section - $0.49
2 Sally Hansen Nail Polish - $2.29 each
-(2) $1.00 coupon from 8/23 RP
Final Cost = $1.29 each
-$3.00 Register Reward from previous transaction
Final Cost = $0.08 and Earned a $5 off Sally Hansen coupon

4th & 5th transaction
3 Sally Hansen Nail Polish - $2.29 each
-(3) $1.00 coupon from 8/23 RP
Final Cost = $3.87
Crayola Toothbrush - in clearance section - $1.09
Seeds -.08 (total bumper)
-$5.00 Sally Hansen RR
Final Cost for Transaction 4 and 5 = $0.04/each and earned a $5 Sally Hansen RR

6th Transaction
3 Sally Hansen Nail Polish - $2.29 each
-(3) $1.00 coupon from 8/23 RP
Final Cost = $3.87

Funyuns (not pictured) - $.99

Seeds -.08 (total bumper)

-$5.00 Sally Hansen RR

Final Cost for Transaction 6 = $0.02/each and earned a $5 Sally Hansen RR

7th Transaction
5 Starbuck Ice Creams - $3.00
-(5) $2.00 MQ from 06-21-09 SS
Final Cost = $5.00, but earn a $5 Register Reward
3 Sally Hansen Nail Polish - $2.29 each
-(3) $1.00 coupon from 8/23 RP
Final Cost = $3.87

1 seed packet - clearance .08/each

-$5 Sally Hansen RR

Final Cost 7th Transaction = $3.95 and earned a $5 RR and $5 Sally Hansen RR

For more of this week's Walgreens Weekly Matchups, check out couponmommie

HOT Printable Coupons!!!

Check out the following sites for some great printable coupons

Coupons.com
A lot of times I use zip code 90210 because they seem to get more coupon offers
$1.00/1Palmolive & Ajax dish liquid (21 oz or larger)(zip code 85712)
$1.50/1 any Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick (2.3 oz or larger)(zip code 33907)
$1.50/1 Pond's Product (travel size not excluded which would make it FREE at Target)
thanks hip2save

Conagra/Walmart HERE is offering (click on special savings)
$0.50/1 Peter Pan® Peanut Butter
$0.75/3 Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes 11-oz cans or larger
$1.00/4 RO*TEL® 10-oz cans
$1.00/2 Act II® Popcorn Balls
$1.00/4 Snack Pack® 4-packs
$1.00/3 Kid Cuisine® meals


$1.00/1 Egg Beaters Seasoned Variety
$1.00/1 Hebrew National Beef Franks
$1.00/1 La Choy Creations
$1.50/1 wyb 1 box Orville popcorn(3pk or lgr) and 1 M&M's Candies (med. bag)
$0.75/1 on any 1 Marie Callendar's Pasta Al Dente Frozen Meal

$5.00/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit
$1.00/1 Any Scrubbing Bubbles product
Makes for a great deal at Walgreens this week ($9.99-$5.00= $4.99, but you earn a $3 RR)

Enfamil HERE
is offering
Save $5.00 on Any Size Powder of Enfamil® PREMIUM™
which can be stacked with
Babies R Us HERE is offering
$4.00/2

Right At Home
is offering HERE
$4.00/1 Glade Sense & Spray Automatic Freshener

Keebler
is offering HERE or HERE
-$1.00/1 Fudge Shoppe Keebler Cookies
-$0.55/1 any Keebler Cookie
$2/1 Healthy Choice Frozen Meal and $2/1 Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers
Fill out the form below to get a Honey Nut Cheerios®FREE* sample and a $1 coupon
thanks couponmommie!

Aveeno
is offering HERE
$2/1 Aveeno’s Postively Ageless

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

CVS Trip, Deals, 90% Clearance & Rainchecks

Spent $0.78
Used $22 ECBs, Earned$35 ECBS
Saved $118.34

Today was a day when rain checks come in handy(and I had alot), especially to get me up to the $20 mark so I can use my $4 off $20 coupon! Don't forget to always get a raincheck if they are out of any sales item you need.

Transaction 1
20 Soy Joy Bars - $1.29 each
-Rain check price for 4/$4.00
-(2) $2.00/10 from
-$4.00 off $20 CVS coupon from Automatic Refill coupon booklet (ask pharmacist to recieve)
-$10 ECB
Final Transaction 1 Cost = FREE and earned a $20 ECB!

Transaction 2
2 Nutrashield Lotions with bonus faces sunscreen attached - $6.99/each
-(2) $.500 printables here
Final Cost = $1.99/each

6 Clean & Clear (trial size) - $.99/each
-(6) $1.00 MQ from 8/2 SS (last one adjusted down)
Final Cost = FREE

1 Kitty Litter - $6.99 on 90% CLEARANCE - $.99
(needed for overage)

-$4.00 off $20 facial care CVS coupon from Automatic Refill coupon booklet
(ask pharmacist to receive)

Final Cost Transaction #2 = $0.66

Transaction 3
3 CVS Pencil 10ct. - $1.29
-Rain check price $0.99
Final Cost = $2.97, but earned a $3 ECB

3 CVS Tape - $1.49
-Rain check price (same)
Final Cost = $4.47, but earned a $5 ECB

1 Crest with Scope toothpaste -$3.49
(they did not carry the ECB size 5.2 oz. so they honored it with the 4.2 oz. size)
-$1.00 MQ from P&G $120 coupon booklet
Final Cost = $2.49, but earned a $2.50 ECB

1 Glade Candle - $6.99
-Rain check price (same, but comes with ECB)
-$3.00 printable from HERE (no longer available)*
*no longer available, but there is a $2.00 printalbe HERE
Final Cost = $3.99, but earned a $7.00 ECB

1 Glade Soy Candle 2 0z. - $3.29
-FREE Glade Soy Candle 2 0z. MQ from 8/9 SS insert
Final Cost = FREE

1 beach ball - $1.99 on 90% Clearance sale - $0.19

-$4.00 off $20 CVS coupon from Automatic Refill coupon booklet
(ask pharmacist to receive)

-$10 ECB from HERE

Final Transaction #3 Cost = $0.12

Final Transaction
3 American Girl Books - $9.99/each on 90% Clearance for $.99/each
-$3.00 ECB adjusted down from pencil purchase in previous transaction
Final Cost = FREE

Trial Size Viologie Shampoo - FREE from CRT

For more CVS Deals this week check out Jenny's post at southernsavers

FREE Chick-Fil-A Original Sandwich Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Thursday (September 10, 2009) between 5:00pm-6:00pm, Chick-Fil-A in the Houston area is once again giving away FREE Chicken sandwiches. No need to wear your favorite sports shirt or anything, JUST FREE. The manager at the Chick-Fil-A near me said it was for the entire Houston area, but you may want to call and check yours first before heading over.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A 25 Cent Coupon is Not Worth My Time!

"Okay, so is a quarter savings really worth my time! I mean how much could a $.25 coupon actually save me?" It is so funny to me when I hear people say that. In fact, I was surprised when one of my best friends said, "I don't get it. I mean, I see what you get, but I just don't get it. So, whoopee a 25 cent coupon, I mean really, how much does that actually save you and is it really worth your time?" So I thought about it and then I came up with a simple example to explain to her to see if she thought 25 cents was really worth the LITTLE time I use to save money at the grocery/drug store.

The whole art/idea/concept of Super Couponing is matching manufacturer coupons to in-store sales and promotions. So if Kroger was having their Mix-n-Match sale where if you buy 10 mix-n-match sales items you get $5 back, how could 25 cent coupons really save you even more money? Let's face it, you can walk into most grocery/drug stores and many times buy cereal for almost $4.00 a box if not more (I use to do it all the time), but if you start to pay attention to store sales you will notice that the same cereal will eventually be on sale for $1.67 to $1.99 throughout the year. So...... having said that, let's get back to the mix-n-match sale at Kroger and my 25 cent coupon.

I am going to buy 30 mix-n-match items that cost $1.99/each (to be on the high side)
That total = $59.70. I have (30) 25 cent coupons. My (30) 25 cent coupon total = -$7.50. My store triples coupons up to $.39 and doubles up to $.50 so my triple coupon discount total = -$15.00. Since I bought 30 mix-n-match items, I am going to get $5 off for every 10 items. So now my mix-n-match store discount = $15.00. So let's see how much 25 cent coupons helped me save.

Total Groceries = $59.70
-$7.50 ($.25 coupon x 30)
-$15.00 ($.25 coupon tripled x 30)
-$15.00 Mix-N-Match Store Sale Promo
Final Cost = $22.20
Savings = 63%

This does not even include additional savings you could get with e-coupons such as cellfire, shortcuts, pgesaver and upromise that you download to your loyalty card. That could easily be an additional $5.00 if not more.
Cost = $22.20
-$5.00 (e-coupons)
Final Cost = $17.20
Savings - 71%

So I asked my friend, if you walked into any store from Target to Neiman Marcus and someone was standing there at the door handing out coupon cards (like they do at Bed, Bath & Beyond) and saying, "Hi, how are you? Please take this card today and when you check out you can get 71% off your purchase." Do not tell me that you would say, "Thanks, but no thanks I don't need to save 71% today "and be on your way. Bed, Bath and Beyond's coupon card is 20% and people snatch them quickly and almost take off the employees hand afraid that it may be the last one. Have you ever been to a "Last Call" sale at Neiman's. It's a mad house for women to snag savings on designer clothes. The evil eye looks some women give each other when the other has gotten the last size of a particular dress that was on sale for 50% off. Trust me, I have seen Prada Go Postal up close for designer savings.

I will be very honest, I do not need to clip coupons to feed our family. We are very blessed and are financially secure. I started clipping coupons because I spent an outrageous amount of money each week on groceries! It was crazy and I felt like we never had much to eat for what I spent. Now I'm in shock when I think about how much I spent compared to how much I could have saved just with a 25 cent coupon and let's face it most coupons are $.50 - $1.00 and even much much more when you look at home goods, cleaners, hygiene, etc... A Razor with refill cartridges alone cost me at least $21 and now I can't remember the last time I actually paid more than a dollar for the same one. I constantly tell my friends and families that they would be shocked with how much FREE stuff is out there. My husband laughs when he comes home and I have my stuff on the counter to take a picture and post. He use to say he thought I paid $20 with the coupons. Now he just laughs and says, "Let me guess, it was FREE and you got $5 back" and a lot of the time - HE'S RIGHT!

So I'll answer my friend's question, "How much does a 25 cent coupon save you and is it really worth your time?" Here is my answer and a question for her. "Why wouldn't you use a 25 cent coupon?" I've shown you how much you can save and couponing does not take much time or effort at all. In fact, it is pretty easy and fun. In the beginning it was a little uneasy and I was nervous about all these things I was getting for so little or FREE when I checked out. I didn't understand couponing completely. Then once I caught on (which doesn't take long) it became like a game to see how much I could actually save. I would laugh when I walked out of the store thinking this is so funny and just bizarre that I got all of the things I needed for FREE or almost FREE.

To me it is just common sense, financially smart and a habit. You don't have to use coupons every time all the time, but why not the times where you financially benefit. Have your kids turn off all the lights in their room when they go to school, don't crank your air conditioner down to 60 degrees all day, don't leave the hot water running in the shower, if someone gives you a gift card then use it when you shop at that particular store, etc... You don't HAVE to do these things, but why not if it saves you money and you can spend that money more wisely elsewhere. We are financially secure and I am a stay at home mom and I would much rather spend our money on luxury items, vacations or something fun for our family than on groceries, drug store items and other necessities by saving where I can.

I do that with the help of that little 25 cent coupon.

La LOVE FREE soup or salad at La Madeline

Currently, if you see the movie Julie & Julia, you can head over to La Madeleine for a FREE cup of soupe or petite salade. Just show them your ticket stub and according to cravingthesavings they are also accepting a print out of this promo message in lieu of the ticket stub. Offer expires on 9/30/09.

You can also score more FREE food by signing up HERE for La Madeline's E-Club and receive an e-coupon for a FREE petite Caesar Salade or cup of Tomato Basil Soupe.

FREE 2010 Wildlife Calendar

Check out what Clenece at GoodorFreeDeals found in a way to help keep you organized and not forget those important dates next year. Right now you can get a FREE 2010 Wildlife Calendar. Just sign up HERE and it's yours for FREE! What a great stocking stuffer for the kids! Offer expires 9/15/09.

Monday, September 7, 2009

FREE Redbox Rental Code 9-7

The FREE Redbox Code for this Monday, 9/7
is

T46T3Q7
The code is valid from today until 12 midnight Central Standard Time. This code can be used once per debit or credit card. So multiple rental can be free if you use a different form of payment. Make sure to return by tomorrow to avoid being charged.

Chick Fil A Labor Day FREE Chicken Sandwich Giveaway TODAY!!


Hungry for chicken this Labor Day. How about some FREE chicken sandwiches at Chick Fil A!? Just wear your sports team logo to Chick-Fil-A from 10:30 - close today and score yourself a FREE Chick-fil-A Original Chicken Sandwich!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Target 9-4 Quick Trip for FREE Schick Razors and YMMV Story

Spent Zero!
Used $2.52 GC, but Earned $5 Gift Card
Saved $51.70


Okay this transaction was funny because I helped my mom all yesterday take some pictures for her website. On the way to her house I stopped off at a Target (not my usual one) to pick up a coke (not pictured) and one FREE Schick Razor (see below). When the cashier rang up my transaction she said that she could only take the manufacturer or the Target $4 Schick razor coupon because it was on sale for $6.99 and the coupons would total $8.00. I asked her to just adjust down the price of one of the coupons. She then asked her manager who told me that she would not adjust down any coupons down and that they limited their coupons. I didn't want to be late to my mom's so I said nevermind just cancel my transaction all together. I then went to my usual Target later that evening on my way home and they accepted ALL my coupons without any questions or hassle. Any other day I would have just called Target's Guest Relations to reconfirm their coupon policy for the other Target, but it was one of those pick your battle days and it wasn't a battle worth my time yesterday morning. So remember YMMV for the better or for the worse! Good Luck!
Schick Intuition Plus, Quattro For Women or Quattro Titanium Razors - $6.99
- $4.00 MQ from 8/23 SS
- $4.00 Target Q from 8/30 SS (regional )
Final Cost = FREE with overage!

Kelloggs Special K Bars - $2.39 each (Buy 4)
-(2) $1/2 MQ from 7/12 RP
-(2) $0.50 printable here
Final Cost = $6.56, but earn a $5.00 GC!

Lucky Charms individual cup - .99
-$1.00 printable here
Final Cost = FREE plus overage

Used $2.76 on GC from here and left with a new $5.00 gift card!!!

thanks minnesotacouponadventure for the heads up!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Walgreens Quick Trip and Deals 9-3

Spent $2.80
Used $6 in Register Rewards
Saved $87.79

Well I had $6 in Register Rewards expiring so I headed over to get my son some book covers and a little 5 year old boy gift for a b-day party. I made MANY transactions, but did not need to. I was very indecisive about what I wanted and so I kinda walked around for awhile making last minute decisions and transactions. Here are some of the deals at Walgreens right now!
1st Transaction
Theraflu - on sale $4.99
- $2/1 printable
- $2/1 Walgreens Coupon found in HEALTH SAVINGS Coupon booklet (asked pharmacist and she had them behind the counter)
Final Cost = $.99, but earned a $3 Register Reward
2 Glade Candle 2 0z. - $2.50/each (BUY 2)
-FREE MQ in 8/9 SS
Final Cost = FREE plus earned a $1 Register Reward wyb 2
3 School necessities for son (not pictured) $5.98
- $6 in Register Rewards from last week
Transaction 1 Cost = $.97, plus earned $4 in Register Rewards
2nd Transaction
Book Cover - $2.99 on sale $.25
2 Velvetta Cups - $1.29
-B1G1 FREE MQ from 8/9 SS
-Walgreen's in-ad savings coupon
-$1.oo Register Reward from Transaction #1
Transaction 2 Cost = $.24 and earned $1 Register Reward for Velvetta
3rd Transaction
Theraflu - $5.99 on sale $4.99
- $2/1 printable
- $2/1 Walgreens Coupon found in HEALTH SAVINGS Coupon booklet (asked pharmacist and she had them behind the counter)
Final Cost = $.99, but earned a $3 Register Reward

Book Cover - $2.99 on sale $.25

-$1.oo Register Reward from previous transaction
Final 3rd Transaction Cost = $.24, but earned $3 Register Reward
4th Transaction
3 Banana Boat Sunscreen Ultramist - $11.49 on clearance for $2.87
-(3)$1 Peelies
Final Cost = $5.61
2 Chocolate 3/$1.00 on sale .08/each
Carefree pantiliner - $1.99
-$1.00 MQ from 8/30 SS
Final Cost = $.99, but earned a $2 Register Reward
- $1.00 RR from previous transaction
-$6.00 in RRs from Theraflu transactions
Final Transaction 4 Cost = $.82, but earned a $2 Register Reward for Carefree

Last Transaction
Magna Set - $10.00 on sale for $2.49
-$2 Register Reward from previous transaction
Final Last Transaction Cost = $.53
thanks Clenece for the heads up and for more Walgreens deals head on over to Goodorfreedeals!