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Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Kellogg's Coupons

Go here to print out several new $1/1 Kellogg's coupons. A few of my favorites are:

$1/1 Kellogg's Mini Wheat Little Bites

$1/1 Kellogg's Honey Frosted Flakes

$1/1 Kellogg's Special K with Blueberries

Friday, October 30, 2009

Bath & Body Works: Free Item with Purchase


Bath & Body Works has put out a new coupon. Go here to print a coupon for a free Anti-Bacterial Pocketbac Hand Gel with any purchase. The coupon is valid through November 1, 2009. Remember that you can purchase something for a dollar and still get the free item. Look close to the register for $1 items.

Looks like the also have the Anti-Bacterial Hand Soaps for $3 this weekend. I love these especially in Winter Candy Apple. :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Store Coupons


Go here to print 50% off on any purchase at Payless Shoesource. The coupon is only valid through tomorrow October 30, 2009.


Here is a 15% off any single item coupon at Old Navy through October 31, 2009.

Don't forget about this 15% off coupon for Children's Place valid through November 16, 2009.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Round 2 of Printable Coupons!

Here's the second batch of printable coupons:

Fazoli's: Free Small Spaghetti with a drink purchase

$1/1 Cottonelle Tissue Paper IE here or FF here (Thanks, Common Sense with Money!)

(4) $1/1 Bumble Bee Tuna-Register at My Cook Book on Bubble Bee.com and they will email you a $1/1 coupon for four weeks. (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!)

Glade BOGO Coupon on the 2 oz Soy-based Candles

$1/1 Dreamfields Pasta (Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)

Lots of Printable Coupons!


After a much needed two day break to attend a Bible Conference with my family, I'm back. I have quite a list of printable coupons to post today. So here is the first round of them:

$1/1 Total Cereal (Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)

.50/1 Dole Canned Fruit or Fruit Bowl-After playing the Flip A Fruit Game, there will be an option to print the coupon. (Thanks, Common Sense With Money!) This coupon will ensure some free fruit with a sale and used at a store that doubles coupons.

$1/1 Coffee-mate Creamer

$5/$25 Purchase at Rite Aid

.50/1 Rotel Tomatoes (Thanks, Budget Helpers!)

$5/2 Tucks Products IE or FF here
Also a $2/1 Tucks Products IE here or FF here and another $2/1 Tucks Products IE here or FF here
Walmart has the Tucks Take Along Wipes are priced at $2.64. (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!)

$4/1 Neutrogena Ageless Restoratives or Ageless Intensives Products

Check back later for round two of my list. And for now happy printing, clipping and saving...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasurer $10/1 Coupon

Go here to print your coupon for $10/1 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasurer DVD and Blue-ray combo pack. The movie will be released tomorrow, October 27, 2009, Cincinnati Cents said she spotted it for $24.99 at Target this week. But sometimes, Walmart and Meijer run special pricing the first week of a new release so lets keep our eyes open.

Free Food Today!

Today only, October 26, 2009, KFC is offering one free piece to KY Grilled Chicken to their customers. It's a limit of one piece per customer. I've called to verify that our local KFC is participating and they are!

Today is World Pasta Day. In honor of the day Fazoli's e-club has sent out a coupon for a free small Spaghetti Entree with the purchase of a drink. So if you're a member with them, check your email inbox.

Lots of food freebies today! YAY!!

CVS Deals the Week of October 25, 2009

Sorry for the late post of this...it's been a whirlwind of a weekend. Here's the best of the deals for the week:


Weekly ECBs Deals:


Gillette Fusion Razor $9.99
Get $5 ECBs (limit 1)

$4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor in P&G from 9/27/09 insert
$0.99 after coupons and ECBs

Nature’s Bounty Products prices starting at $7.49 (BOGO)
Get$3 ECBs when you buy 2 (limit 3)

$1/1 Nature’s Bounty printable
$2/1 Nature’s Bounty Your Life Multi in SS from 9/13/09 insert
$2/1 Nature’s Bounty Your Life Multi in RP from 10/11/09 insert
$1/1 Nature’s Bounty Product in RP from 10/11/09 insert
$1/1 Nature’s Bounty Product in SS from 9/13/09 insert
As low as $0.24 ea. after coupons and ECBs

Nova Max Glucose Meter $9.99
Get $9.99 ECBs (limit 1)

FREE after ECBs

Halls, $2
Get $10 ECBs when you buy $20 (limit 1)

$1/1 Halls Single Bag in SS from 9/27/09 insert
$0.50/1 Halls Single Bag in SS from 9/27/09 insert
As low as FREE wyb 10 after 10 coupons and ECBs

Gas-X or Benefiber $9.99
Get $3 ECBs (limit 2)

$1/1 Gas-X printable (IE) or printable (FF)
$2/1 Benefiber Product in SS from 7/12/09 insert
As low as $4.99 for Benefiber after coupons and ECBs

Picture Frames or Albums price starting at $6.99
Get $7 ECBs when you buy 2 (limit 4)

$3.49 ea. after ECBs

Crest Spinbrush $6.99
Get $2 ECBs (limit 1)

$3/1 or $2/1 Crest Spinbrush printable
As low as $1.99 coupons and ECBs

Duracell Batteries prices starting at $3.29 ($5.29 – $2 instant savings)
Get $5 ECBs when you buy $15 (limit 1)

$0.75/1 Duracell Batteries in P&G from 9/27/09 insert
$1.54 ea. when you buy 5 after 5 coupons and ECBs

Covergirl Makeup priced starting at $2.88
Get $8 ECBs when you buy $20 (limit 1)

$1/1 CoverGirl Product in P&G from 10/11/09 insert
$0.74 ea. when you buy 7 after 7 coupons and ECBs

Other Weekly Deals:

Campbell’s Soups 2/$1 (limit 6)
$1/2 Campbell’s Soup printable (IE) or printable (FF)
FREE after coupon

Chex Mix (5.5 to 8.75-oz.) $1.50
$0.50/1 Chex Mix printable
$0.50/1 Chex Mix printable
$0.50/1 Chex Mix printable
$1 after coupon

Fleece Winter Throws 4/$10

Wonka Mix Ups Bag (16 to 37-oz.) $5.99
$2/1 Wonka Candy printable
$3.99 after coupon

Nestle Pure Life Water (24-pk.) $3.99 (limit 3)
$0.50/1 Nestle Pure Life Purified Water Case-Pack in September ‘09 ALL YOU Magazine
$3.49 after coupons


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Del Monte: .75/1 Pineapple Coupon

There is a new .75/1 Del Monte Pineapple coupon. Some stores run these of sale for around $2 often so be on the look out. You may even be able to use it on canned pineapple, too.

Friday, October 23, 2009

I Just Got Free Nerds at Walmart!


That title is cracking me up. :) Anyways, I just got back from Walmart and got 2 bags of Wonka's Nerds for free. Walmart has the bags priced at $2 and I used my $2/1 Wonka coupon from here. Therefore, I was able to get two bags for free. Yay! Just in time for my son's birthday pinata tomorrow.

Also, you can get bags of Nestle's Butterfinger for free. Have them price match the candy to Walgreens ad (which are$2 this week) and use this $2/1 coupon here.

Nothing like free candy. Happy printing, clipping & saving! :)

Old Orchard Juice: $1/2 Coupon

Here is a $1/2 Old Orchard 64oz Juice Products. Many times you can catch these on a good sale. There is also $1/2 Old Orchard Frozen Concentrate here.

Conair:$5/1 Infiniti Cord-Keeper by Conair

Go here to print a $5/1 Infiniti Cord-Keeper by Conair. Last year around the end of the year, Walgreen ran some Conair blow-dryers with Register Rewards. So print your coupon now and we'll be on the lookout for a deal!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Printables: .55/1 Snapple Reset & More

Here some new printable coupons I came across today:

.55/1 Snapple Product(this coupon has been reset)

$2/1 Aveeno Positively Radiant Product

$5/1 Zantac Coupon -it's been reset-but if you've printed it in the past you may not be able to print again (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!)

Barnes and Noble: Free Cookie and Kid-size Hot Cocoa on Oct. 24, 2009

On October 24, 2009 only, Barnes & Noble Cafe is offering a free small cookie and Kid-size Hot Chocolate. There is a limit of one coupon per customer.


Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Ziploc Money-Maker

There is a money-maker at several different stores(Kroger, Meijer, Food Lion) right now through November 1st on Ziploc products. When purchasing 3 participating Ziploc items, you receive a $2 catalina at checkout. Here are the details on how to make it a money-maker:

Buy 3 Ziploc bags products (priced anywhere from $1.84 to $2.19)
Use 3 $0.40/1 Ziploc Brand Bags from SS on 9/13/09, $0.55/1 coupon here, or $1.50/2 here
Spend $2.34 to $4.17 plus tax out of pocket
Get $2 catalina back
Then, send your receipt in for this $5 rebate
Free plus overage after coupons, catalina, and $5 rebate

I did the deal at Meijer last week when they had the baggies on sale for $1.69. But I didn't know the rebate can be done up to 3 times per household!

Thanks for the details Money Saving Mom!

Nestle & Wonka Candy: $2/1 Coupon Reset!!


The Nestle and Wonka Candy $2/1 coupon has been reset. So go here to print your two copies.

Check here is see how to use them at CVS for some very inexpensive candy.

Also Walmart has Nestle Butterfinger Fun Size Bags of candy for $2.50 this week.

Walgreens has the several of the Nestle candies 2/$4 this week so you may be able to score some free candy!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Free Box of Always Infinity

According to Money Saving Mom, if you sign up for free samples at Being Girl.com you not only get free samples, but a coupon for a free box of Always Infinity. Sounds like a great sample to me. Now, hopefully they won't pull the free coupon out of the sample pack because of a wide response.

Edible Arrangements: 6 Piece Box for free

On Facebook, the first 100,000 to become a fan of Edible Arrangements will receive a coupon via email for 6 free dipped fruits(a $15 value). If you order at their 1-800 number there will be a shipping cost but if you pick up in-store there will be no charge. I've never tried their products but it looks delicious. We love chocolate covered strawberries around here!!

Deals for the Little Ones


Here are several deals I've come across this week for the little ones:

Target and Walmart have the Playskool Musical Sit 'N Spin for $20.00
Use a $10/1 off coupon here
$10 for the Sit 'N Spin

***Now it's been reported that some Walmarts have it rolled back to $16.97-so that would be a really good deal. Ours didn't have it rolled back. Also, if you can't find it in the toy section check the clearance aisle.

***Update***
I have a friend who just tried to do this deal at our local Toys R Us and the manager said they would not except more than one coupon per transaction. So it would have to be rung out separately and therefore you would not get the one item for free. You may want to verify with your local Toys R Us store. (Thanks, Kim!)

Toys R Us has the Fisher Price Trio Building sets buy two and get one free this week. There is a $5/1 printable coupon here. So here is the breakdown:

$14.99 when you buy 1 TRIO Watch Tower building set
$14.99 wyb 1 TRIO Police Station building set
$14.99 wyb 1 TRIO Siege Tower building set
=$44.97
-$15 when you use (3) $5/1 TRIO coupons
$14.99 store offer discount for buying two and getting one free
=$14.98 for three TRIO building sets.

Thanks, Common Sense w/ Money!

Walmart has their Luvs for $7.97 so if you received the $5/1 Luvs coupon(not available any more) that would make them $2.97 for a pack.

Here is a 15% off Children's Place coupon here. Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

CVS: $5/$25 Coupon Available--A New Link



There is a new link to the flu quiz from CVS. Once completed, you can print a new $5/$25 coupon. The three previous coupons are no longer valid.


Thanks for the heads up Couponing to Disney!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nestle Candy: $2/1 Coupon!!!


Quickly, go here and print a $2/1 bag of Nestle Candy 24 oz or larger. I would print this one now...it will be gone soon!

Domino's: Large 1 Topping for $5.99

This week, October 18-October 25, 2009, is Customer Appreciation Week at Dominos Pizza. See details here on Facebook. They are offering a large one-topping pizza with extra cheese for $5.99. The offer is for carryout only and only at participation locations. So make sure you call your local store to verify that they're participating. We love pizza around here so I'm definitely going to work this into my meal planning this week!


Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Ziploc Gift Pack from Right @ Home


Go to Coupons.com and sign up for a Ziploc Gift Pack from Right @ Home. Since only the first 10,000 responses will receive the gift... it may gone. But it's definately worth a try!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

CVS Deals the Week of October 18, 2009



Weekly ECB Deals:

Glade Fragrance Collection $6.99
Scented Reed Diffuser or Soy Candle (4.9 to 10-oz.)
Get $6.99 ECBs (limit 1)

$3/2 Glade ‘The Fragrance Collection’ Product printable
$3/1 Glade ‘The Fragrance Collection’ Product in SS from 10/4/09 insert
$3/1 Glade ‘The Fragrance Collection’ in Aug. ‘09 All You Magazine
$2/1 Glade ‘The Fragrance Collection’ in Sept. ‘09 All You Magazine
$1/1 Glade ‘The Fragrance Collection’ Soy Candle from SS in 10/4/09 insert
$5 SC Johnson Mail-In Rebate
Much better than FREE after coupon, ECBs and rebate

Cover Girl Lash Blast $8.99
Get $2 ECBs (limit 1)

$1/1 CoverGirl Product from P&G in 9/27/09 insert
$1/1 CoverGirl Product from P&G in 10/11/09 insert
$5.99 each after coupons and ECBs

Spend $20 on select Candy Get $5 ECBs (limit 1)

*****Deal Idea #1*****

Buy 3 Nestle Fun Size Bags at $2.50 each
Buy 4 Hershey's Fun Size Bags at $2.50 each
Buy 3 Trident Gum at $0.99 each

Use 3 Nestle $1/1 here
Use 1 B3G1 Hershey's coupon from SS in 10/18 insert
Use 1 $1/3 Hershey's coupon from SS in 9/27 Use 3 .75/1 Trident here .67 each after coupons and ECBs


*****Deal Idea #2*****

Buy 4 Nestle Fun Size Bags at $2.50 each
Buy 4 Hershey's Fun Size Bags at $2.50 each

Use 4 Nestle $1/1 here
Use 1 B3G1 Hershey's coupon from SS in 10/18 insert
Use 1 $1/3 Hershey's coupon from SS in 9/27 insert
.94 per bag after coupons and ECBs

*****Deal Idea #3*****

Buy 8 Hershey's Fun Size Bags at $2.50 each
Use 2 B3G1 Free coupons from SS in 10/18 insert
Use 2 $1/3 coupons from SS in 9/27 insert
$1 per bag after coupons

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!


Buy $20 worth of select Health Products Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
Including: Advil--$4.50

Centrum Ultra-$10

Chapstick-$1.50

Dimetapp or Robitussin-$5.50

*****Deal Idea*****

Buy 3 Advil at $4.50 each
Buy 1 Robitussin at $5.50
Buy 1 Chapstick at $1.50

Use 3 $2/1 Advil here
Use 1 $2/1 Robitussin here
$0.40 cents per item after coupons and ECBs (Thanks, Common Sense w/ Money)

Other Deals:

Neosporin Lip Health $2.99
$3/1 Neosporin Lip Health printable (print limit reached)
FREE after coupon

BOGO Act II Popcorn (3-pk.) $2.19
.40/1 Act II Popcorn from SS in 9/20/09 insert
.69 ea. after coupons

Glade Sense and Spray or Lasting Impressions $5
$4/1 printable here
$1 after coupon

Simply Asia Bowls $1.25
$1/2 or $0.50/1 from RP in 8/30 insert
.75 cents each after coupons

Clean and Clear (trial size) .99
$1/1 from SS in 8/23 insert
Free after coupon

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Eating from the Pantry Challenge...Update

Some are probably wondering how we made it through our week of eating from the pantry. I think we did quite well. Here's the details:

Tuesday: We ate at TGI Fridays with our coupons for a free burger. We ended up spending around $11. Not bad at all, considering that's how much it cost for a family to eat at a fast food restaurant these days.

Wednesday: I cooked a new Honey Chicken Stir Fry recipe which was delicious, and quite a hit with all in the family including the little guys.

Thursday:By Thursday, I was getting a little weak and thought about just grabbing something for lunch. But instead made turkey sandwiches with fruit. For dinner we ate our Cheesy Shepherd Pie and once again it was a family pleaser. By this evening, we were in the need for some more milk(with all the cereal eating=) and eggs so I did have to run to Kroger. I was tempted to pick up a few more items but I refrained myself. I was able to score a gallon of organic milk for $2.99. The grand total for that grocery stop was $4.34.

Friday: I thought again about getting carry-out for dinner since we had a busy morning and afternoon. But I stuck with the meal plan and made my turkey roll-ups and put some chicken nuggets in the oven for the boys. So everyone was happy once again.

Saturday: I was definitely tired of cereal by today! So I was on the look out for a new recipe to use some of my oatmeal from the stockpile. I remembered Money Saving Mom posted a recipe, back in the summer, for a baked oatmeal. So I looked it up and decided to give it a try. For any interested here it is:
Baked Oatmeal

1 cup oil (can substitute butter or applesauce)
1 ½ cups sugar (can reduce)
4 eggs
6 cups oats
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups milk

Combine all ingredients in order listed. Pour into greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake at 375° for 30-40 minutes until lightly browned. Can refrigerate overnight before baking. Serve topped with butter, brown sugar, and milk.


I'm not a huge oatmeal fan but the hubby loves it. So I liked it okay but everyone else really seemed to enjoy it. I served it with butter, syrup,milk and toast. For dinner tonight, I had grilled pork tenderloin on the meal plan . But decided due to a chilly day to cook it in the crock pot with carrots.

So as you can see, we made it through the week. We only spent $19.30 on groceries and $11 eating out which was under our normal grocery budget for the week!! We also ate quite a bit out of our stockpile which is a good thing. If you don't eat up some of it from time to time, it will have to be thrown away and that's just wasteful.

I've actually enjoyed the challenge this week. Even though at times I was weak and wanted to grab something to eat. That is why a meal plan is always a good thing. Once you write it down it's more concrete then just cooking from day to day.It's been fun to try some new recipes and have them turn out successful, too!

Now for next week... planning a birthday party on a budget. :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Progresso Soup: $1/1 Coupon

Just in time for the chilly weather. Here is a $1/1 Progresso High Fiber Soup coupon. Don't forget to hit your back arrow to print two copies. Now, lets wait for some good sales on it.


Thanks, Money Saving Mom!


***Also, don't forget to check in tomorrow to see how our "pantry challenge" worked out. :))

CVSing: Making the Most of Shopping @ CVS


I promised way back in May that I would post the advantages of shopping at different stores. Well, then the summer happened. Vacations, holidays, birthdays, and etc filled our summer. I also taught a class on "couponing" which was time consuming. Anyway with out further ado...here is a breakdown of making the most at shopping at CVS:


**To start at CVS you need an ExtraCare Card. This is a loyalty card with them. This allows you to get the items on sale and earn ECBs.

**ECBs are Extra Care Bucks. These are CVS money that can be used in the store for purchasing items. Exclusions are: prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, gift cards, stamps, money orders, prepaid debit cards, and phone cards.

**CVS runs certain items each week that when purchased you earn ECBs. These are in the weekly store ads.

**ECBs are printed on the bottom of the sales receipt when items are purchased and can be used for a future purchase. They usually have an expiration date of 1 month from the day printed.

**Here is what I recommend for getting started:

-Go through the weekly sales ad and see what ECBs are offered for that week.
-Choose items that you have coupons for and that have the highest ECBs coming back to you. You may stack manufacturer coupons with CVS coupons and ECBs.
-The goal is to spend the least amount of money out of pocket (OOP) and make back ECBs on what you did spend OOP. Or even a profit on the transaction.
-At least at the beginning write out your shopping scenario before going to the store. Write down each item being bought and match up the coupons with it. (It can be quite overwhelming at the start.)
-You can also work up more than one transaction to spend the least amount of $ OOP. This is called rolling your ECBs.
-Use the ECBs earned from the transaction before to purchase the items in the next Trans.
-You use those ECBs to earn new ECBs.
Now when going to CVS for shopping here’s how to approach the shopping trip.
-Collect all the items that you have planned to purchase in your written scenarios. Many times the items that have ECBs may be out of stock. So take your coupons in case you need to substitute an item. Remember you can get rain checks for items on sale or with ECBs.
-Have the items rang out in separate transactions if needs be. For example if you have $20 of merchandise and have 2-$2/$10 CVS coupons splitting the transaction will allow you to save $4 extra dollars.
-Also with ringing the transactions separately this will allow you to use the ECBs from the previous transaction.
-Give your coupons to the cashier in a certain order. 1.) CVS coupons like $2/$10 or $3/$15, etc
2.) CVS coupons for items (in store cps)
3.) Manufactor‘s coupons
4.) ECBs
-Also remember they will not give back change on ECBs. So sometimes you have to throw in fillers to use your ECBs on a transaction.

-Check that you have received your ECBs earned from your transaction. They print at the bottom of your receipt.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Snapple: .55/1Tea or Juice

There is a new Snapple coupon available. Go here to print a .55/1 Snapple Tea or Juice product coupon. Yummy...I sure love the Snapple Peach Iced Tea. Now lets see if we can use this coupon to get some for free. :)

Build-A-Bear: $5/$10 Coupon



If you're in the need for a new Bear, from Build-a-Bear, then this is the coupon for you. Here is a $5 off any animal priced $10 or more. The coupon is valid through October 31, 2009. I've never personally bought a Build-A-Bear, since I have two boys that have no interest in the place, so I'm not sure of the pricing.



Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Neosporin Lip Health Product: $3/1 Coupon!

This coupon was available a couple weeks ago and was gone so quickly that I wasn't able to post it. But it's available again...go here to print a $3/1 Neosporin Lip Health product coupon. Which is reported to be $2.99 at CVS, with your card, until the end of the month. So if you print two of these coupons, you should be able to pick up two free lip products! Just in time for the cooler weather that's coming.


Thanks, Budget Helpers!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bath & Body Works: Free Item with Purchase

Bath & Body Works has put out a new coupon! Go here to print your coupon for a free Signature Collection Travel Size item w/ any purchase. I usually purchase something around the register for $1 like a sample lotion. The offer is valid through October 21, 2009.


Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Neutrogena Haircare: $2/1 Coupon


There is a new $2/1 Neutrogena Therapeutic Haircare Product here. Sometimes CVS or Walgreens run these on sale with ECBs or RR back. My coupon is valid until December 31, 2009. So surely we can score a great deal with this coupon!

Grands Biscuits: $1/1 Coupon

Go here to print off a $1/1 bag of Pillsbury Grands! Frozen Biscuits. We love these...in my opinion they are a next to homemade biscuits. They are definitely way better than my homemade biscuits! :)

Now to catch a really good sale on them?? Last year around the holidays, Kroger ran them on sale for $1.99 for a couple of months. I used every coupon I could come across and stocked up on them. I only paid .99 per bag which was a steal for a bag a 12 biscuits. Let me know if you spot a good deal on these.

Kraft Cheese: $1/2 Coupon!!



I was just thinking the other day, when I payed $1.67 for a bag of cheese, that I really wished I had a coupon for it. They were available in abundance, for a while, lately they have been a little scarce. Thankfully, here is a new one...go here to print a $1/2 packs of Kraft or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese coupon.


Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Trident: $1/2 Coupon

Go here to print a $1/2 packs of Trident Layer Gum. Walgreens is running Register Rewards this month on the Trident gum. So here is the breakdown on how to get 2 packs for free:

Buy two packs of Trident Layers 2/$2
Use $1/2 printable coupon
Pay $1 out of pocket and get a $1 register reward back

There's also a .75/1 pack coupon here.

Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Eating from the Pantry Challenge...

This week/month is a very expensive one for our family. My oldest son turns 5 and we want to have a birthday celebration and invite our family and his friends to celebrate God's blessings. We usually have more medical expenses this month with doctor visits for both of the boys. So this week in particular, we are budgeting big time! I've given myself the challenge to do very little grocery shopping and eat from the pantry this week. I thought it would be fun to put the challenge out there and see if I can actually make it through the week...

So far I've spent under $15 at the grocery store this week. Which is awesome, considering $5.29 of that was spent for a gallon of organic milk. (That is the only item that I won't sacrifice...we love our organic milk-well I don't like milk but my little guys love it!)

Here's what else I ended up with:
3 lbs of Laura's Lean Beef marked down to $3.87-this was a huge blessing & I wished I would have picked up more.
1 gallon of milk $5.29
Bag of Mozzarella Cheese $1.67
Kroger Tortilla Chips $1.
Bananas .57
Sara Lee Turkey $3.98 -$3.00 coupon=.98
Brown Gravy Packets .76
Success Rice $1.82-$1.00 coupon here=.82
Total:$14.96

Dinner Meal Plan for the week:

Monday: Spaghetti w/the Laura's Lean Beef and Sauce and noodles from my stockpile

Tuesday:Getting our free burgers from the TGIF promo on Facebook. Sorry the promo's over though :(

Wednesday:Chicken Stir-fry Rice w/ chicken & Steamer veggies in the freezer and the Success Rice

Thursday:Cheesy Shepherd's Pie (I use this recipe but I make my own potatoes) w/Laura's Lean Beef, Steamer veggies from freezer, potatoes on hand & brown gravy

Friday: Cresent Roll Ups w/Sara Lee Turkey,Cresent's from my stockpile and cooked veggies from freezer

Saturday: Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Grilled Veggie Packet w/pork and veggies from the freezer.

For breakfast we will eat from our stockpile of cereal,oatmeal, eggs and toast.

For lunch we will eat leftovers, sandwiches from the Sara Lee turkey, grilled cheese, and bread from the freezer.

We have fruit, crackers, cheese, peanut butter, and plenty of granola bars for snacks this week, too.

We will see how it goes...and I'll let you know if we are successful at the week's end. :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rainforest Cafe: $10/$25 Coupon


Here is a nice coupon for Rainforest Cafe take $10 off a $25 purchase. The coupon is valid through December 31, 2009.


Thanks, Coupon Gal!

CVS Deals the Week of October 11, 2009



Looks like a pretty slow week at CVS.


Deals Through Tuesday Only:

Nylon Treat Bag .99
Get .99 ECBs (limit 1)

FREE after ECBs

Brach’s Candy Corn 2/.88

4-in-1 Carving Too $1.99
Get $1.99 ECBs (limit 2)

FREE after ECBs

Weekly ECB Deals:

Select Kraft Products
Get $5 ECBs when you buy $15 (limit 1)

Suggested Deal

Buy (5) Wheat Thins $3 ea.
Use (5) $1/1 Wheat Thins printable (IE) or printable (FF) (you'll need 3 computers to print 5)
$1 each after coupons and ECBs (Thanks, Thrifty Mama!)



Select Gillette Products
Get $5 ECBs when you buy $15 (limit 1)


Suggested Deal
Buy (1) Gillette Fusion Razor, $9.99
Buy (2) Gillette Shave Gel, $2.59
Use $4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor in P&G from 9/27/09
Use (2) $1/1 Gillette Series Shave Gel in RP 10/4/09 — regional
Use (2) $1/1 CVS store coupons ($100 Flu Coupon Booklet-if you have one)
.72 ea. after coupons and ECBs (Thanks, Thrifty Mama!)


Picture Frames prices starting at $6.99
Get $7 ECBs when you buy 2 (limit 1)

$3.49 ea. after coupons and ECBs

Get $5 ECBs when you buy $15 (limit 1)
$1/1 Energizer printable (IE) or I found .75/1 tearpad coupons @ Kroger on the display.
$3.33 ea, after coupons and ECBs
*Energizer mail-in rebate

Other Deals:

Cheerios Individual Serving Cups $1
$1/1 Cheerios printable
FREE after coupon

Mom’s Best Naturals Oatmeal $1
$0.75/1 Mom’s Best Naturals printable
$0.25 after coupon

Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser .99 (trial size)
$1/1 Clean & Clear Product in SS from 8/2/09
FREE after coupon



Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Printable Coupons


Here are some new printables at Coupons.com:

.50/1 Starkist Tuna Pouch (this coupon was out there a week or so ago and gone in a minute...so print this quickly)

.55/1 Aunt Millie's Breads/Mini Bagels

$1.50/2 Keebler Cookies

$1/2 Kellogg's Rice Crisp Treats

Theraflu & Triaminic: Printable Coupons

Go here to print $1.50/1 Triaminic product and here for $2/1 Thereaflu (IE) or (FF). Then save the coupons because Walgreens will be running these products with Register Rewards the week of 10/18-10/24. After coupons and RR, they will be money making deals. Common Sense with Money outlined the deals:

Theraflu Deal:
$14.97 when you buy three Theraflus
-$6 when you use three printable coupons (can print two per computer)
-$6 when you use coupon in Health Savings Booklet (at the front of the store w/ the ads)
Pay $2.47 plus tax out of pocket and get a $8 in RR back
Triaminic Deal:
$14.97 when you buy three Triaminics
-$4.50 when you use three printable coupons (can print two per computer)
-$6 when you use coupon in Health Savings Booklet (at the front of the store w/ the ads)
Pay $4.47 plus tax out of pocket and get a $8 register reward back

Friday, October 9, 2009

Up to 10 free Pregnancy or Ovulation Tests


In an effort to promote Woman's health, Sacred Heart Mission is giving away up to 10 free pregnancy or ovulation tests. You can choose any combination of test up to 10. Even if you do not have a need for these, they would be great for donating especially since they are so expensive.



Thanks again, Money Saving Mom!

Buy One, Get One Free on Eggs for the first 20,000 only!!



This is definitely a rarity for coupons. Go here and make a pledge to eat good and help America's egg farmers in the fight against hunger. Then you can print two coupons for buy one dozen of eggs and get one dozen for free. But hurry because the offer is only to the first 20,000 to respond.


Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hunt's: .50/2 Cans of Tomatoes


Go here to print a .50/2 coupon for Hunt's Canned Tomatoes. I'm sure, with a sale, you can score some inexpensive tomatoes just in time for all the soups and chili this Fall. :)

Huggies: New $2/1 Diapers


***Looks like this coupon may have been pulled?? Hope you got to print one. ***

Huggies has put out a new $2/1 package of diapers. This coupon is in the form of a PDF so it can be printed multiple times. Now for some good deals on Huggies...

--I did spot some mega size packages of Pampers and Huggies at CVS in the clearance sections. They were $9 after the markdown. With this coupon, that would be a decent deal for a mega size pack.


Thanks, Budget Helpers!

Little Debbie: .75/1 Family Pack Chocolate Cupcakes

Here is a .75/1 Family Pack of Little Debbie Chocolate Cupcakes. I think these were priced around $2.00 at Walmart last week on a rollback.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Luvs Diapers: (2) $2.50/1 Coupon

Go here to register with Luvs.com or update your profile and receive (2) $2.50/1 package of Luvs diapers coupons. Scroll down on the page and click on the section "Register for a special Money-Saving Offer." Make sure you click on the box for the (2) $2.50 coupons when registering or updating your profile.

Kashi: $1.50/1 Go Lean Crunch Cereal

Here is a new $1.50/1 box of Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal. I've never tried this kind of Kashi cereal but I have 2 boxes I picked up last week for free. So I'm looking forward to giving it a try!

New Printable Coupons



So far this month on a daily basis, Coupons.com just keeps releasing new printable coupons. Here are some new ones I spotted:


Happy printing, clipping and saving!! =)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

White Castle: Buy 1 Cheesburger Slider, Get 1 Free

Go here to print a coupon for a buy one Cheeseburger Slider, get one free at White Castle. The offer is valid through October 31, 2009, and has a limit of one coupon per person per visit.



Thanks, Bargain Briana!

Nature Valley: Another $1.60/1 Coupon

There is yet another $1.60/1 Bag of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters (IE here) or (FF here). We just love these around our house. Every time we get a bag they're usually gone in a second. These are reported to only be $2.28 at Walmart. Now if we could only catch a really good sale on these...for a possible freebie!


Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Snow White DVD: $10/1 Coupon & Rebate Offer

Attention all Disney Princess Lovers :)
Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is being released from the vault today. There is a $10 off a purchase of the Diamond Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack coupon available here. It's is available at Walmart for $19.96. With the coupon and this price, you only pay $9.96 for a 2 disc set. There is also a rebate offer which makes it an even sweeter deal. Hefty is offering a $5 rebate when you purchase the movie plus one off the following items: One (1) participating Hefty® Plate, Easy Grip® Cup or Baggies® product. See the details here. So after coupon and rebate, you would only pay $4.96 for a Disney movie. Wow, what a deal!!


Thanks, Cincinnati Cents!