Monday, August 31, 2009

Velveeta Shells & Cheese Money Maker at Walgreens

The deal is even sweeter at Walgreens. Buy 2 of the Velveeta Shells & Cheese cups and work the transaction as below:

They ring up at $1.29 each
Use BOGO coupon from 8/9 SS – Takes $1.29 off
Use In-ad coupon for $0.89 each – takes off $0.40 for each
Final out of pocket - $0.49

$1.00 Catalina prints at the register


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Walgreens Deals 8/.30/09 - 9/6/09

Looks like a good week to do a little shopping at Walgreens. Here is my list:
Salt or Baking Soda - 2 for $1 Limit 4
Geisha Canned Fruit - $0.89 Limit 4
Domino Sugar - $2.49 Limit 3 plus use$0.30 coupon from 8/25 RP
Jell-O - 2 for $1 Limit 4
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cups - $0.89 Limit 3 plus use BOGO coupon from 8/9 SS
Rembrandt Toothpaste - FREE
Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners - FREE plus use $1.00 coupon from 8/30 SS
Men's Zone 6 Blade Razor System - FREE
Colgate 360 ActiFlex Toothbrush - FREE plus use $0.40 coupon from 8/30 SS
Happy Shopping!

CVS Deals 8/30/09 - 9/5/09

Here is my CVS list for the week (its a short one):
Dawn - $0.97 plus use $0.25 coupon from 8/30 SS
Glade Fragrance Collection reed diffuser or soy candle - FREE after ECB's plus use $2.00 printable
ReNu solution - $4.99 plus use $1.00 coupon from 8/9 SS
Plus I will use my coupon from a FREE CVS HAND SOAP that I got in my e-mail box!
Happy Shopping!

Palmolive FREE After Rebate

In the 8/30 Smart Source there is a $0.75 off coupon for Palmolive Pure + Clear or Pure + Caring dish liquid. Plus there is a "TRY ME FREE" rebate certificate valid up to $2.99 for purchases between 08/30/2009 - 09/30/2009!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Five Ways to Save Money on Friday

1. Don't use your high value coupons right away , chances are a sale will come and it will make it an even better deal!
2. Use credit cards to your advantage, if you can pay them off every month. My 4th favorite card is my Old Navy Card. You earn a $10 off coupon with every $100 charged!
3. Use your left overs to make soup! Extra roast or chicken? Freeze the cooked meat and throw it into a soup. You can even do this with leftover veggies!
4. Insitute a "meatless" dinner night once a week. You can save a lot of money just by making a simple pasta with no meat!
5. I always use Tide for our clothes, however for our rags and rugs, I buy the really cheap detergent and wash them in it!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Free Gift From CVS

I got an e-mail from CVS saying I got a Free Gift. I clicked on the e-mail and was able to print out a coupon from a free CVS liquid soap or Gold Emblem nuts (a $1.69 value). How cool is that! That is why I LOVE CVS!! The coupon is only good through Sunday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Marc's Customer Appreciation Days 8/25/09 - 8/31/09

VALID at Southland, Strongsville, Medina, & Brunswick ONLY 8/25 - 8/31/09:

Bananas - $0.29/#
Campbell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup - $0.49
Maxwell House 11.5 oz - $1.99
Nickles Breads - $0.89
Heinz Ketchup - $0.99
Campbell's Pork & Beans - $0.29

Happy Shopping!

Free Sample of Just Like Sugar Sweetner

Click here to request your free sample, compliments of Money Saving Mom!

Giant Eagle Deals 8/27/09 - 9/02/09

Ouch - can't believe it is almost September, where has the summer gone! Here is my list for the week of good deals at the Eagle:

Yoplait - 20 for $10
Use $0.50 off 6 coupon here doubled to $10
Buy 6 - makes them $0.33 each!

Barilla Pasta - 10 for $10
Use $0.50 off 2 coupon 8/23 SS
Buy 2 - makes them $0.50 each!

Ideal Sweetner - BOGO (remember at GE you only have to buy one and it rings up 1/2 price)!
Use Free coupon (sorry can't remember source!)
Buy 1- FREE

Hamburger Helper- 10 for $10
Use $0.75 off 3 coupon 8/9 GM
Buy 3 - makes them $0.50 each!

Nature's Goodness Baby Food- 10 for $3 (need to buy 10)

Heluva Good Dips or Sour Cream- 2 for $3
Use $1.00 off 2 coupon
Buy 2 - makes them $1.00 each

Peaches - $0.99/#

Happy Shopping!

Monday, August 24, 2009

My $2.14 Trip to Walgreens

Okay I bought:

2 boxes of Rice Krispies @ $2.50 each
3 boxes of Puffs @ $0.89 each
2 tubs of Huggies Wipes @ 2.79 each

Subtotal = $13.25


$2.00 of Walgreens Coupon for Huggies (from the Back-2-School Coupon Book available by the advertisements in the front of the store)
$2.00 of Walgreens Coupon for Huggies (from the Back-2-School Coupon)
$0.75 off Huggies (from Huggies mailer)
$0.75 off Huggies (from Huggies mailer)
$0.25 off Puffs
$4.00 Catalina
$2.00 Catalina

Plus I got a $2 Catalina for the Kellogg’s Cereal!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Target Printables - HURRY

Target has released $27 worth of printable baby coupons on their website that expire September 5th. There are some good ones which include:

$1.50 off Huggies
$1.00 off Luvs
$2.00 off Similac and Enfamil

Plus remember, you can STACK (use manufacturer's and Target coupon) on the same item to really increase your savings!

Happy Shopping!

Rite Aid Deals 8/23/09 - 8/29/09

Here is my short Rite-Aid List:
Tylenol 20 -24 count - $0.99 after $2.00 Rebate - plus use $2 from 8/23 SS
Colgate Total Advanced - Free after Rebate
Happy Shopping!

Walgreens Deals 8/23/09 - 8/29/09

Here is my Walgreen's List this week:

12 pack of Angel Soft - $4.99 plus use $0.50 coupon
Kellogg's Cereal - 2 for $5 plus get $2 RR
Puffs $0.89 plus use $0.25 off 3 from 8/2 P&G

Happy Shopping!

CVS Deals 8/23/09 - 8/29/09

Here is my CVS List for the Week:
Pepsi 12 pk cans - 4 for $9 after $3 ECB's
Caliber composition book - Free after $0.99 ECB's (Limit 2 - only Sun -Tues)
Kraft Mac & Cheese - 4 for $2 after $2 ECB's
Spend $10 get $3 when you buy Glade Products
**Deal Idea**
Buy 1 Glade Sense & Spray for $5 plus use $4 coupon from 8/23 SS
Buy 1 Glade Lasting Impressions for $5 plus use $3 coupon from 8/2 SS
**Spend $3 out of pocket plus get $4 in ECB's making it FREE**
Speed Stick - $1.49 after $1 ECB
Poise Liners 10-16 count - 2 for $3 after $1 ECB plus use $1 off 2 from 8/9 SS
Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners 16 ct
Pay $3.79 - get $3.79 ECB's LIMIT OF 4!!!
Plus use $1.00 off 2 coupon here
Be sure to use this $5 off a $25 purchase coupon first!
Happy Shopping!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Five Ways to Save Money on Friday

Its Friday, that means, 5 more ways to save money:

1. Use EBATES! Ok I was skeptical at first, but I got $11.77 deposited in my Paypal account yesterday. When you sign up you get $5, then anytime you shop online go to EBATES first and you earn a percentage of your purchase in your EBATES account. Then EBATES pays quarterly to your Paypal account or sends you a check! Go here to sign up and tell them referred you!

2. When a recipe calls for 1/2 an onion, cut the whole onion up and freeze the unused portion. How many onions do you waste by putting half back in the fridge? When you make something in the crock pot, throw in your frozen onions!
3. Use credit cards to your advantage if you can pay them off every month. My 3rd favorite credit card is my Giant Eagle Card. I earn an extra 4 cents in fuel perks for every $50 charged to it!
4. If you use Pampers, sign up for the Gifts to Grow program and redeem you codes on line. I have earned a photo calendar, on-line prints, and even a coupon for a free pack of diapers.
5. Grow your own garden. I just picked my first tomato today!!


Look at all the FREEBIES I got in the mail today. I love getting the mail on days like this! I got today:
Taster's Choice Samples
ideal No Calorie Sweetner samples plus a $1.00 off coupon
Coupon for a Free cup of Yoplait Whips
Defintely pays to sign up for FREEBIES!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Milk Prices

Did you notice that gallon milk prices have gone down lately? Giant Eagle is now $1.99 every day and Marc’s is now $1.98 every day. CVS has had it in their add for $1.99 for several weeks now. It’s about time. Over $3 a gallon for milk was just killing the budget especially when you have young kids in the house! Have you seen any cheaper prices?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Target Find Today

I was doing a Target run today and LOOK what I found on the end cap near the laundry products, 42 oz bottles of Oxi Clean Stain Fighter marked down from $4.28 to $2.14 each!!! Plus I had $1.00 off coupons from the 7/26 SS. I was able to snag 2 bottles for a $1.14 each! Made my day!

Giant Eagle Deals 8/20/09 – 8/26/09

Boneless Round Sirloin Tip Roast – BOGO
Giant Eagle Pasta, Salad Dressing, Skillet Meals, Cheese Singles (12 oz) – 10 for $10
Gatorade (32 oz) – 10 for $10
Sparkle Paper Towel Roll or Angel Soft 4 pk – 10 for $10
Campbell’s Tomato Soup – 20 for $10
Kraft Mac & Cheese- 5 for $3
Yoplait Cups – 20 for $10
Use $0.40 off 8/9 General Mills Ad doubled to $0.80
Buy six makes them $0.37 each
Birdseye Bagged Vegetables (16 oz) – 5 for $3 (Must buy 5)!

Breyer’s YoCrunch 100 Calorie Packs – 3 for $6 (use $0.75 off 8/2 SS doubled to $1.50) $0.50 per pack!!!!

Plus remember they still have double fuel perks on gift cards through 8/26/09!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Free Sample from Aveeno Nourish+

Click here to get a free sample of Aveeno Nourish+ Hair Care Collection.

Where to Get Target Coupons

A reader recently left a comment on where to get Target Coupons, so I prepared a list of my sources of Target Coupons. Remember, at Target you can STACK a manufacturer’s coupon with a Target Coupon:

1. I have a Target Visa that I use at Target all the time. I get coupon books sent to my home address every 1-2 months. The booklets are usually targeted to items I normally buy, baby items, cleaning products, paper products, etc.

2. In the Smart Source or Red Plum inserts, some of the coupons will be specific for Target only, they will have the Target Logo on them. Today in the Red Plum insert there are Target Coupons for Tide and Bounty.

3. Internet printable sources: Organic Grocery Deals, Hot Coupon World,.

Monday, August 17, 2009

25 Prints for 25 cents at Walgreens - TODAY ONLY!!

This is defintely a GREAT deal! Click here and load your photos. Use the coupon code PENNY at check out and you will get 25 prints for 25 cents when you pick them up at the store! HURRY today only! Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Walgreens 8/16/09- 8/22/09

Here is my Walgreens list for the week:
Mars Candy
$0.49 with in ad coupon (use $1 off 2 from 7/26 RP)
Final Price = FREE
Kraft Mac & Cheese
$0.69 with in ad coupon
$0.49 each
Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers
$3.99 plus $2 RR
Final Price = $1.99
Softsoap Nutri Serums
$3.99 plus $3.99 RR (use $2.00 off coupon which was available online a few weeks ago)
Final Price = MONEY MAKER!!!
Happy Shopping!

Rite Aid Deals 8/16/09 - 8/22/09

Here is my Rite Aid List:
Art Skills Poster & Craft Paint
$4 for $5 plus get $4 rebate
Finals Price = $0.25 each
Fructis Shampoo, Conditioners, and Stylers
$3.99 plus get $2 rebate
Final Price = $1.99
Equity 8" Wall Clock
$2.99 plus get $2 rebate
Final Price = $0.99
Happy Shopping!

CVS Deals 8/16/09-8/22/09

The drugstore deals are almost non-exsistant this week. Anyways, here is my CVS list:
Pepsi 12 packs (Sun-Tues ONLY)
4 for $12 plus get $4 ECB's
Final Price = $2.00 per 12 pack
Paper Mate 10 Pk Pens (Sun-Tues)
$0.99 plus get $0.99 ECB's
Final Price = FREE
Caliber Recycled School Box (Sun-Tues)
$1.99 plus get $1.99 ECB's
Final Price = FREE
Caliber Mini Composition Book (Sun-Tues)
$1.99 plus get $1.99 ECB's
Final Price = FREE
Pantene Pro-V Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler
Spend $10 get $3 ECB's
Use $1 off coupons from 8/2 P&G
$1.99 each - limit 2
Happy Shopping!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Old Navy Trip Today

So I finally made it to Old Navy today and boy did I find the deals. I was able to get 2 of their $2.00 tanks tops as well as 2 pairs of jeans for my son at $10 each! What a deal! I also had a $10 reward coupon from my Old Navy credit card, so my total was $15.09!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Five Ways to Save Money on Friday

It's Friday, so that means it is time to share 5 more tips on ways to save money, here we go:
1. Use credit cards to your advantage if you can pay them off every month! My 2nd favorite credit card with rewards is my Target Visa. For every $1000 charged to your Target Visa you earn a 10% off shopping trip. I manage to get about 3-4 of these during the year and then do one monsterous trip!
2. If you have an infant and get formula checks from companies, sell them on EBAY, you can make around 50% of the value of the checks.
3. Shop re-sale shops for kids clothes. Kids go through clothes so fast, and often you can find brand new items at re-sale shops.
4. Buy ground meat in bulk. Last week at Giant Eagle they had ground beef for $1.79/# for 3+ pound packages. I bought 2-3# packages and came home and split it in 1# packs and put it in ziploc bags in the freezer.
5. Plant a garden and reap the benefits. When all my tomatoes come in I dice them and put about 2 cups into a ziploc bag and freeze. All year long whenever I make chili or spaghetti sauce in the crock pot, I throw a bag in!

And those are my tips on saving money this Friday!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nabisco Coupon Book

Click here to register to get a Nabisco coupon book which has over $55 in coupons.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Giant Eagle Deals 8/13/09 - 8/19/09

Here are the Giant Eagle Deals this Week, click here to see the full ad:
  • Still DOUBLE FUEL PERKS on Gift Cards through 8/26/09
  • Gallon Milk is now ALWAYS $1.99
  • Giant Eagle Butter Quarters - $1.78 (I will be stocking up for our annual Clam Bake)
  • Kraft Easy Mac Cups - 10 for $10
  • Purchase $10 of below and get $3 off next Shopping Trip

Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta (Use $0.35 off 3 which doubles to $0.70 from 8/2 SS), Manwich, Hunts Pasta Sauce, Hunts Canned Tomatoes, Hunts Snack Packs - 10 for $10

  • Dannon Yogurt Cups - 20 for $10
  • Lettuce heads, nectarines, and mushrooms - $0.99

Happy Shopping!

Monday, August 10, 2009

My $3.07 CVS Trip that includes 2 packs of Diapers

So I bought at CVS today:

2- Old Spice Deodorants @ $2.50 each
2 – Huggies Size 3 Little Movers @ $9.00 each
1 – Revlon Color Stay Mineral Mousse @ $9.99
1 – CVS 100 count Aspirin @ 1.99

SUBTOTAL = $34.98

$5 off a $25 purchase
$1 off 2 Old Spice Deodorants
$3.00 off Huggies Little Movers
$1.50 off Huggies
$1.99 – Free CVS Aspirin coupon that printed last week
$21.98 in ECB’s from last week

New Subtotal = $0.51 plus tax of $2.56
Paid out of pocket = $3.07

ECB’s Earned = $14.99
ECB’s still left over from last week = $12.98
TOTAL ECB’s = $27.97 for next week!

CVS Deals 8/9/09 - 8/15/09

Deals are sparse this week at CVS, here is my list. First, go here and watch a short video to get a $5 off a $25 purchase coupon.

  • Revlon Color-Stay Mineral Mouse Makeup - FREE after ECB's (Sun, Mon, Tues ONLY)
  • Spend $10 on CoverGirl products get $2 ECBS (Use $2.50 or $1.00 coupons from 8/2 P&G)
  • Old Spice High Endurance or Secret Solid 2 for $4 after $1 ECB (Use $1.00 off 2 8/2 P&G)
  • Huggies Jumbo Packs - 2 for $14 after ECB's (Use 2-$1.50 off from 7/19 SS or I have a $3 off from a Huggies mailer)

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Unadvertised Catalina Deals at Giant Eagle

Click here to see the unadvertised catalina deals at Giant Eagle through September 2nd. Catalinas are those coupons that print out from the extra machines by the registers!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Five Ways to Save Money on Friday

Ok - I am going to try and start a new feature every Friday. I am going to post five ways in which I save money on everyday things!

1. Rent movies from the Libray! I use to have Netflix which cost me $13.99/month. Over a year that is $168. Since I was a Netflix subscriber I have put my account on hold but I can still access my "Queue" and add movies to it. Now I just reserve through the libray and pick them up when ready!
2. I love to eat out! So to save money I always try to buy gift cards from Giant Eagle. When the have double fuel perks (like now!) you get 20 cents off per gallon per fifty dollar gift card. When we use out fuel perks we normally get 25 gallons, so essentially I got $5.00 off of my dinner!
3. If you can pay off your credit cards on a monthly basis, make them work for you. My favorite card is Discover. About every 3 months I earn enough for a $50 gift card to Long Horn Steak House (I'll share more of my favorite cards soon)!
4. Use those nice $0.75 off coupons at your grocery store that doubles them. I always buy baby wipes from Giant Eagle because my coupon doubles to $1.50 and then the wipes cost me $0.75.
5. Instead of going out to dinner on the weekend and then coming home and playing in the yard with the kids, eat at home and then take the kids to the park for a fun night out!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pita Crisps with Cucumber Dip

Here is another recipe I have tried with my large supply of garden cucumbers. It was a big hit!
Ingredients for the Dip:
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • pinch of salt

Ingredients for the crisps:

  • 8 small pita rounds (5" in diameter)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • pinch of salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375. Wrap cucumbers in paper towels to remove excess moisture.

2. Stir together all ingredients for the dip and refrigerate in a airtight container.

3. Split each pita horizontally and then cut into quarters. Toss pitas with other ingredients in large ziploc bag. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and spread pitas. Bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown!

Right @ Home

Have you joined Right @ Home? As a member you will get access to samples as freebies. I just got an e-mail to get a free Glade Plug In. Click here to join!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Marc's Deals This Week

Here are some good deals at Marc's:

  • Bob Evans Roll Sausage - $1.98 (use $0.25 off coupon)
  • Red Graps - $0.89/#
  • Doritos & Lays - 2 for $3.98
  • Kraft Mac & Cheese - $0.89

Happy Shopping!

Giant Eagle Deals 8/6/09 - 8/12/09

I am so excited, it is my favorite promotion...

8/6/09 - 8/26/09
That means 20 cents off per gallon for every $50 you spend!
This is the time I stock up on restaurant gift cards and Toys R Us gift cards for Christmas gifts!!!
Ok - other deals now (but I am so exicted!!!)
  • Gallon Milk - $1.99
  • 80% Ground Chuck - $1.79/#
  • San Giorgio Pasta - 10 for $10
  • Del Gross Sauce - 10 for $10
  • Hungry Jack Potatoes - 10 for $10
  • Kellogg's Cereal - 5 for $10
  • Honey Bunches or Oats or Pebbles Cereals - 5 for $10
  • McCormick Taco Seasoning - 20 for $10 (GREAT DEAL!!!!)
  • Giant Eagle Cream Cheese - 10 for $10
  • Giant Eagle Flour Tortillas 10" - 10 for $10
  • Red Grapes - $0.99/#
  • Bagged Salads American or Garden - $0.99 each (GREAT DEAL!!!)

Happy Shopping!

Monday, August 3, 2009

My Free after Rebate Conditioner Find at Walgreens

As I was shopping at my Northeast Ohio Walgreen's store, I was looking for my FREE after Register Rewards Vitamin Shampoo/Conditioner. Well I found it and right next to it was E-Sen-Cia Shampoos and Conditioners that had a "Try this Product FREE after Rebate Tag on it" It cost me $7.99 but worth the rebate!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

CVS Deals 8/2/09 - 8/8/09

So the paperboy forgot my CVS ad this week! Does he not know that I am addicted to saving money at CVS?? So I hopped over to Saving in Akron for all the latest deals this week. Check it out!

Walgreens Deals 8/2/09 - 8/8/09

Here are some deals at Walgreens this week:

  • Kellogg's Cereals - 2 for $3 after $2 RR (Register Reward)
  • Jell-o - 2 for $1 with in ad coupon plus use $0.50 coupon from 7-26 SS
  • Bounty Paper Towels - 2 for $3 plus use $0.25 coupon from 8-2 P&G
  • Elmer's Jumbo Glue Sticks - $0.99
  • Vitamin Shampoo & Conditioners - FREE after RR
  • Gum Toothbrushes 2 pk - FREE after RR

Happy Shopping!

Rite Aid Deals 8/2/09 - 8/8/09 WOW!!

Rite Aid has a lot of good "freebates" this week! Check out the deals plus use the $5 off a $25 purchase coupon available here:

  • ReNu MultiPlus 2 -80z - FREE plus use a $2 coupon here
  • Zantac 150 8 ct - FREE
  • Werther's Orginals Caramel Chocolate 5.2 oz - FREE
  • Skin Clinic Advanced Wart Remover - FREE
  • Duck Brand Tape - FREE
  • GE SOft White Bulbs 2 pk - FREE
  • Crest Pro Health 4.2 ox - FREE plus use $0.75 from 8-2 P&G (Proctor & Gamble Insert)
  • Garnier Fructis - $0.99
  • Gillete Venus Razor - FREE after rebate and $2.00 coupon from 8-2 P&G

Happy Shopping!