Saturday, January 30, 2010

Update On This Week's "Eating From the Pantry Challenge"

My Stuffed Pepper's Dinner this week.
Well, we successfully made it through the week with no grocery shopping. I didn't even end up paying out of pocket for milk. I decided to pick some up at CVS with a gift card from a prescription transfer. So our grocery totals for the month ended up being just under $76. Yay! It's really hard for me to believe that we were able to spend so little. And although my stockpile is smaller, it's not depleted.

This month has allowed me to be a little more creative with my cooking. And instead of running out to pick up something that needed to go with our dinner, I would see what I could whip up or make from scratch. It's been fun and a challenge.

The good thing that has come from this is my hubby and I have determined we can probably shave at least $10 off our weekly grocery budget. That's a $40 savings a month...we'll see.

So far I've spent only $22 on next week's groceries. Since I cooked my turkey today, we should have enough meat for a least 3 more meals. We may be able to make it through another week of very little grocery shopping.

Sample:Cream of Wheat

Looks like there is a new Cream of Wheat sample available here.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pillsbury: Receive $10 in Valuable Savings

Not a member with Go here and sign up to receive Pillsbury's emailed newsletters and get $10 in valuable savings.

They also have printable coupons available right on their website. Not to mention, they send really yummy recipe right to your inbox. :)

Kraft Cheese: $1/2 Coupon Reset

It looks like the $1/2 Kraft Cheese coupon has been reset. So print your two copies, and here's how to get it for $1 a bag at Kroger this week:

Kraft Cheese $1.49 a bag when you buy 10 bags (Mega Sale)
Use (5) $1/2 coupons here and/or $1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese, exp. 2-28-10 (SS 01/24/10)
$1 a bag after promo and coupons

I'll be stocking up on cheese for sure. I don't know about your family, but we LOVE cheese around here!

Free Sample: Pampers Cruisers w/ Dry Max

Sign up here to receive a 3 pack sample of Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max. Also when you receive your sample, be on the look out for a specially mark diaper with the Team USA logo (in honor of Vancouver 2010 Olympics) on them. The fortunate ones to receive these sample will win free diapers for a year. (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!)

Also, why you're on their website you can select other samples and coupons to receive.

Waffle Recipe

I mentioned in my "Pantry Challenge" that I recently was able to try out my friends new waffle machine. I absolutely loved it! The recipe we used was quite simple and pretty I thought I would share. (Thanks, Kim and your mom-in-law for the recipe!)

Quick Waffles

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup melted butter

1 Tbsp. vanilla

2 cups of flour (we used 1 & 1/2 cups of self rising flour and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour**so we omitted the salt and baking powder)

**1 tsp. salt

**1/2 Tbsp. baking powder

2 tsp. sugar

Beat whole eggs in a bowl until thick. Beat milk, melted butter and vanilla into egg. Combine remaining ingredients. Mix well. Makes 6 -8 waffles.

We did this recipe times 4. We added freezer jam in part of the batter, and chocolate chips in another set of batter for variety. Yum!

If you're in the market for a new waffle recipe, give this one a try. We divided and froze the waffles, and reheat them in the toaster before serving.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Printable Coupons

There are a few nice printable coupons available:

B1G1 free for Sobe Water (Internet Explorer) or (Firefox)

.75/1 Silk Soy Milk

$1/3 cans of Red Gold Tomatoes

$1.50/1 Vaseline Intense Care Lotion

$1/1 Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cheesecake Middles (Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)

Cheap Makeup at CVS

My local CVS has tons of makeup on clearance. Most of it is 75% and some is 50%, so combine with coupons, you should be able to pick up some cheap cosmetics.

I score the following Rimmel makeup:

Rimmel Mousse Blush (reg. $6.99) on clearance for $1.75
Rimmel Trio Eyeshadow (reg. $5.99) on clearance for $1.49
Used (2) $1/1 Rimmel Product, exp. 2-28-10 (RP 12/13/09)
Paid $1.24 for both after clearance prices and coupons

So check your CVS and let us know what you score!

Free $5 Gift Card for Babies R Us on Facebook (Today Only)!

Quickly, go here and become a fan of Babies R Us on Facebook then sign up to receive a $5 eGift Card. The offer is valid for today only, January 28, 2010. After signing up, you should receive your eGift card via email.

FYI: It took me a couple tries to get the sign up tab to come up.

Thanks for the info Money Saving Mom!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Yoplait Frozen Smoothies: $1.25 off One

There's a high-valued coupon for $1.25 off one Yoplait Frozen Smoothie. I've not checked the prices on these yet. But I'm sure, with a good sale, this coupon would insure a great deal.

Free Insulated Freezer Bag from Sams

Head over to Sam's Club website and sign up for a free insulated freezer bag. Hurry the offer is only valid to the first 30,000, and no Sam's Club membership required.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

CiCi's Pizza: Large 1 Topping for $3.99 or Pizza Buffet

If you're a local reader and you're thinking a pizza night this week, this is the deal for you. The Georgetown CiCi's Pizza is celebrating their Grand Re-Opening. They're offering a large 1-topping pizza for $3.99 and the all you can eat buffet for the same. The large pizza deal is valid through January 31, 2010, but the $3.99 buffet special is available through March. What great idea for an inexpensive night out (or in) with the family.

L'Oreal Coupons

L'Oreal has several printable coupons available on their website. Go here and register with them to print the following coupons:

$2/1 L'Oreal Eye Product

$3/2 L'Oreal Products

$1/1 L'Oreal 360 Clean Cleanser

$2/1 Telescopic Explosion Mascara

$1/1 L'Oreal Product

Sign up for a free sample of EverPure.

There should be some nice possibilities with these coupons and a B1G1 free sale!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

See Here: 29 Free Photo Cards

Over on Money Saving Mom earlier this evening, I came across this deal. You get 29 free photo cards from See Here, including free shipping.

Here is the breakdown:

---Set up a new account with See Here. If you already have an existing account, you may want to consider setting up a new one for hubby or wife. Choice the 4x8 photo cards, then upload pictures and design your photo cards.

---After designing your photo cards, add 29 to your cart. Then use the code newbaby (case sensitive) at checkout. It will deduct the cost of the cards and the shipping. They will be completely free!

I ordered mine early this evening, and I had quite a bit of trouble getting the pictures uploaded. But after about 3 tries, it finally worked. I think the site was just so busy it was running really slow.

If you're interested, order soon because the offer may not last for long.

More New Printable Coupons

$1/1 Bird's Eye Viola

Happy printing, clipping and saving!

New Kraft Coupons Available

Kraft has some great coupons available to print:

$1/4 Philadelphia Cream Cheese
$1/1 Velvetta Cheese
$1/2 Planter's Mixed Nuts
$1/2 Capri Suns
$1/1 Grated Parmesan
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Meats
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Bologna
$1/1 Claussen Pickles
$1/2 Kraft Deluxe or Velvetta Shells and Cheese

With the mega sale going on at Kroger this week, these coupons will be very useful.

Thanks, For the Mommas!

Free Food Offers: Subway and Dairy Queen

Subway has a buy one, get one free coupon available right now. Go here to create a sub your way then receive a free 6" sub with the purchase of another 6" sub and a 32 oz drink. (Thanks, Coupon Deals and Steals!)

Dairy Queen's homepage on Facebook has a great offer right now. Go here and sign up to be a member of the Blizzard Fan Club. After joining the fan club, you should receive 6 coupons to buy one blizzard, get one blizzard free throughout the year. I've been a member of their fan club for over a year, and I've received lots of coupons. My favorite blizzard is the Banana Split without chocolate. Yummy. What's yours?

To Sample or Not to Sample?

I had a really good "mail week" last week so I thought I'd share. You may wonder if it's worth signing up for the freebies, coupons, programs and samples that I post. Check out what I got last week and you determine:

---Coupon for free International Creamer (up to $3 value)
---Coupon for a free Yoplait Frozen Smoothie from Pssst ($3.51 value)---This is a General Mills program, that I'm a member of, where I occassionally get coupons and free products to sample.
---Over $12.50 in coupons for Yoplait Frozen Smoothies
---Coupon for a free new DiGiorno 200 Calorie Portion Pizza from Kraft First Taste(up to $3.30 value)
---Coupon for $1.50 off new DiGiorno Pizza
---Free Dove Sample with $1/1 coupon
---Free Sample of Stacy's Pita Chips (YUM!)
---1st issue of free Weight Watchers Magazine ($3.95 value)

A total value of $26.26 in free products and coupons. Pretty good for the few minutes it took to sign up for the freebies!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Eating from the Pantry Challenge Update

Well, we made it successfully through last week without too much turmoil. At the start of the week, I wasn't sure that my littlest guy was on board with us. One afternoon I asked him what he wanted for lunch and gave him the choices I had listed. He answered, "No I don't want that...I want a hamberger." After a little convincing, he accepted something on the meal plan. :)

Here are the grocery totals for last week:
$8 at Meijer--- that I mentioned previously
$3 for milk and yogurts
Grand total of $11 for last week.

Then, I stopped at Walmart Saturday night and picked up more yogurts, fruit, veggies and cheese for this week.
Total of $10 for this week
But, I still have to pick up milk for this week(probably around $3).

Here is our meal plan for the week:


"Cracker Barrel Breakfast"---Sausage Biscuits and gravy, eggs, leftover Hash brown Casserole

Grilled Cheese, Chips, Bananas---Salad for mommy
Potato Soup in Crockpot and crackers

Eggs and toast
Tuna Salad, Pears
Leftover Soup

Quesadillas, Apple Slices---Salad for mommy
*New Recipe* Stuffed Green Peppers ** ( with frozen peppers from my friend's garden), Mac n Cheese, Corn on the cob

Chicken Nuggets, Carrot sticks
Honey Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry **(I'm adding extra broccoli) with Brown Rice

Oatmeal and Toast
Sandwiches or leftovers
Turkey Dinner (cooking a turkey that I've had in the freezer for close to a year), mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing
***I'm really excited about the turkey because I should have some left for meals next week. :)

Jello, Pudding, Break and Bake Cookies, Warm Delights, Hostess Cakes
Chex Mix, cereal, PB & J sandwiches/crackers, yogurts, apples, oranges, bananas, pears

**If you haven't noticed All Recipes. com is my favorite online recipe resource.**

I'll give the final update at the end of the week. So how has your family done with their grocery budget this week/month?

Free Sample: Kotex Kit

Go here to sign up for the Kotex First Period kit on All You's website. According to Money Saving Mom, there's only 3500 kits still hurry if you're interested.

Free Einstein Bros Bagel and Shmear

Yay...another Facebook offer! Go here and become a fan of Einstein Bros Bagels, and receive a free bagel and shmear. I do love only if we had one locally. :(

Free Oreos on Facebook at 3 pm (EST)

Since a Manning won on Sunday, there will be free Oreos today. Become a fan of Oreo on Facebook and then head over here at 3 pm(EST) to claim your free Oreos. The offer is valid to the first 125,000 to claim them. I'd be ready to hit it at 3 pm because I'm sure they'll go quickly!

Thanks, Bargain Briana! (Glad your team won!)

CVS Deals the Week of January 24, 2009

Here are the best of deals at CVS this week. Looks like a pretty good week...and I'm thankful because I have over $33 in ECBs I need to use! Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom for help with these. New to shopping at CVS, check out my post here, for making the most of shopping at CVS.

Deals through Tuesday:

Scott Paper Towels $4.99
$1/1 Scott Towels printable
$1/1 Scott Towels printable
$1/1 Scott Naturals Bath Tissue, Paper Towels or Napkins printable
$1/1 Scott Towels, exp. 2-28-10 (SS 01/17/10)
$3.99 after coupon

Rimmel Cosmetics prices starting at $2.99 (B1G1)
$1/1 Rimmel Product, exp. 2-28-10 (RP 12/13/09)
$1/1 Rimmel Lasting Finish Product, exp. 2-28-10 (RP 12/13/09)
.49 ea. after coupons

ECB Deals:

Select Crest and Oral B Toothpaste and Indicator $1.99
Get $1 ECB (Limit 1)

$1/1 Crest Premium, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 2-28-10 (P&G 01/17/10)
.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
.75/1 Oral-B Indicator, exp. 2-28-10 (P&G 01/17/10)
.75/2 Indicator Manual Toothbrushes, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
As low as FREE after coupon and ECBs

Almay Intense i-Color Shadow, Liner or Mascara $5.99
Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)

$1/1 Almay Color Cosmetics printable ---this is a manufacturer's coupon
.99 after coupon and ECBs

Dove and Ultra Clear Deodorants 2/$7
Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)

$2/1 Dove Visibly Smooth printable
$1.50/2 Dove Deodorant and/or Fresh Body Mists printable
As low as .50 each after coupons and ECBs

Dulcolax Balance (14 ct.) $10.99
Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)

$3/1 Dulcolax Balance printable
$3/1 Dulcolax Balance, any size bottle, exp. 4-30-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$5 MIR Dulcolax Balance printable
FREE after coupon, rebate and ECBs

Eucerin Products prices starting at $5.49
Get $10 ECBs when you buy $20 (Limit 1)

$1/1 Eucerin Body Product, exp. 4-30-10 (RP 01/24/10)
As low as $1.99 each when buying 4 and using 4 coupons and ECBs

Prilosec OTC (14 ct.) $9.99
Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)

$3/1 Prilosec OTC, exp. 2-28-10 (P&G 01/17/10)
$3/1 Prilosec Product, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
$1.99 after coupon and ECBs

All 2x Ultra (64 oz.) $9.99
Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)

$1/1 All 2X Small and Mighty printable
$2/1 All Liquid Laundry Detergent, exp. 2-7-10 (RP #2 1/3/10)
As low as $5.99 after coupon and ECBs

Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99
Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)

$2/1 Gillette Fusion Razor, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
$2.99 after coupon and ECBs

Degree Ultra Clear, $3.50
Get $2 ECBs when you buy 2 (Limit 1)

$1/1 Degree Deodorant printable
$1.50 each after coupon and ECBs

Always or Tampax $7.99
Get $2 ECBs (Limit 3)

B1G1 Tampax Product, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
B1G1 Always Infinity (P&G 12/27/09)
$1.99 each after coupon and ECBs

Pepsico Products
Get $10 ECBs wyb $20 (Limit 1)

Revlon Cosmetics
Get $7 ECBs when you buy $15 (Limit 1)

$1/1 Revlon Lip Color Cosmetics printable ---these are manufacturer's coupons
$1/1 Revlon Face Color Cosmetics printable ---
$1/1 Revlon Eye Color Cosmetics printable ---
$1/1 Revlon Cosmetcs, exp. 2-21-10 (SS 1/17/10)
Prices Vary

Other Deals:

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste $2.99
$1/1 Tom’s of Main printable
$1.99 after coupon

Ivory Soap (3 pk.) .99
$1/1 Zest, Ivory or Safeguard Bar Pack, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
FREE after coupon

Renpure Organics Shampoo and Conditioner $6.99 (B1G1)
There a hangtag rebates on select bottles at CVS or Walgreens
Buy 1 and send in the rebate to be reimbursed ---Both free after that

Campbell’s Soup .50 (Limit 10)
$0.40/2 Campbell’s Condensed Soup, exp. 3-15-10 (SS 1/3/10)
$0.40/2 Campbell’s Condensed Soup, exp. 2-15-10 (SS 12/13/09)
.30 ea. after coupon

CoverGirl Products prices starting at $4.99 (B1G1 — Limit 2)
$1/1 Cover Girl Product, exp. 2-28-10 (P&G 01/17/10)
As low as $1.49 each after coupons

$2/1 Post Cereal Coupon!

Sign up with Post to receive a new $2/1 Post Cereal (Post's Natural Advantage Line including Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat or Grapenut) coupon. The coupon will be email to you.

Also according to The Krazy Coupon Lady, Kmart has Post cereal for $2 this week. So you should be able to use this coupon to pick up some free cereal!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Samples: Popchips and Mariani Dried Plums

***Update: Apparently the Popchips' promo was not open to the general public so they've pulled the offer. No sample is coming? Sorry!***
Popchips has a nice promo going on right now to sample their product. Go here to sign up for the "Pop It Forward" promo. You can request to have up to three samples sent out to 3 friends or yourself and 2 other friends. (Thanks, Nicole's Nickels!)

The Mariani Dried Plums sample is available again. Just enter the promo code: ADSUPER. Although, I never received the first sample I requested from them? (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!)

New Kraft Cheese $1/2 Coupon & .55/1 Breakstone's Sour Cream!

Yay! It's always so exciting when I find dairy coupons. But print your's quickly, before they're gone!

There is a new Kraft coupon available for $1/2 packages of cheese.

There is also a .55/1 package of Breakstone's Sour Cream.

Money Saving Mom put together a little deal scenario on how to get Breakstone's for free at Meijer:

Buy 2 Breakstone’s sour cream (16-oz.) at $1.50 each
Buy 3 Breakstone’s Cottage Doubles at $1 each
Use 2 $0.55/1 Breakstone's printable coupon
Spend $4.90 plus tax after coupons and get a $5 catalina good on your next order
Free after coupons and catalina

Friday, January 22, 2010

Big Lots: 20% off Coupon

Big Lots has a new coupon out for 20% off a purchase from January 23, 2010 to January 31, 2010. Last year we used one of these coupons to get a really good deal on a vacuum. While you're on their website, sign up for Big Lots Buzz Club to receive coupons like this.

Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Smokey Bones: B1G1 Free Coupon

I was just think yesterday about the lack of restaurant offers this week. But thankful, here's a new one, go here to print a buy one entree, get one free entree coupon from Smokey Bones. The offer is valid through January 30, 2010.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Free Spanish General Mill Magazine with Coupons

Sign up here for the Spanish General Mill magazine (Que Rica Vida). According to KC Penny Pinchin Mama this magazine has lots of good GM's coupons.

Here is the questions translated:

Page #1

Direccion en los EU=Address
Apellido=Last Name
Estado Civil=Marriage Status
3.In Couple
Codigo Postal=Zip Code
Pais de Origen=Country

Page #2

The only required question is how to receive notifications from them: Regular or Email

Make sure to accept the terms of agreement (acepto los terminos). about a Spanish lesson today, but it's worth it for the coupons :))

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Coupons: Con Agra Foods, Frigo Cheese and More

Here are today's coupons that I've come across:

Sign up to receive a coupon booklet from Con Arga Foods with $17 worth of coupons at Walmart's website. (Thanks, Bargain Buggy!)

$1/1 package of Frigo Cheese Head's Sticks---A 12 pack is usually around $3 at Walmart. (Thanks, Common Sense with Money!)

Check out Save-A-Lot's website they have the following manufacturer's coupons available:
---Buy 2, Get 1 Star Kist Tuna 5 oz Solid White Tuna free
---.50/2 Fleischmann's Olive Oil
---Several Healthy Choice Coupons
---.50/2 Swiss Miss Sugar Free Puddings
--.50/2 Hunt's Pasta Sauces
---$2/2 Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop!

$2/1 ReNu Contact Solution---The trial size is under $2 at Target. You should be able to use this coupon to pick it up for free. (Thanks, Free Snatcher!)

TGIF: Buy One, Get One Free Meal Offer

Update: I signed up and did not get a B1G1 coupons. Just a free appetizer coupon??

Sign up for TGIF's Give Me More Stripes Perk Program, and receive a coupon via email for a buy one, get one free entree. This coupon will definitely make for a inexpensive meal out. Yum!

Thanks, Couponers United!

TGIF: Buy One, Get One Free Meal Offer

Sign up for TGIF's Give Me More Stripes Perk Program, and receive a coupon via email for a buy one, get one free entree. This coupon will definitely make for a inexpensive meal out. Yum!

Thanks, Couponers United!

$5/1 EPT Pregnancy Test Coupon Available Again

This coupon is available again, but not reset. So if you've printed it in the past, you may not be able to again. Go here to print a $5/1 EPT Pregnancy Test (IE) or (FF) coupon.

Walmart has the 1 count test for only $4.97. It will be free after coupon if they have them in stock. I still have my coupon from last month since my Walmart has never restocked theirs. :(

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Upcoming Huggies Deal at CVS

The week of January 31, 2010 CVS will be running ECBs on select Huggies diapers and wipes. And has several Huggies' coupons available right now, so print them off and save them for then.

Here's the breakdown on how to get cheap diapers that week:

Buy $20 in select Huggies products Get $5 back in ECBs

Deal Idea:

Buy (1) Huggies Little Movers Jumbo for $10
Buy (1) Huggies Snug & Dry Jumbo for $10
Use (2) $2/1 Huggies printables
$5.50 after coupons and ECBs

Thanks, ChaChing on a Shoestring!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today's Printables: Soft Scrub, Ziploc and More

Here's what I've found out on the web as far as printable coupons today:

High-Valued Softscrub coupons on their website:

---$1.50 off any Soft Scrub Total product purchase
---$1 off any Soft Scrub Cleanser product purchase
---$1 off any Soft Scrub Cleanser product purchase

Sign up for the Soft Scrub Club and have access to a buy one, get one free coupon. (Thanks, Moms Need to Know!)

$1.50/2 Ziploc Products on Right @ Home's website

Dairy coupons @ Real California the bottom of the page (Thanks, Common Sense with Money!)
---.55/1 Real California Cheese Product (PDF)
---.55/1 Real California Dairy Product (PDF)

.35/1 Mike-Sells Product

$1/1 Frito Lay's Baked Chips

.75/1 Gallon or (2) Half Gallons of Borden's Milk

.50/1 Pint of Healthy Choice Creamery Ice Cream

Nestle & Wonka Valentine's Candy Coupons

Go here to print the following coupons for some yummy Valentine's treats: $1/2 bags of Nestle Crunch or Butterfinger Hearts and $1/1 Nestle or Wonka Mini Gift Exchange Kits. Maybe there will be some good deals on these candies in the coming weeks? :)

Cream of Wheat Sample Available

Go here to sign up for a free sample of Cream of Wheat. This sample was available last week, and went very quickly, so sign up soon.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Kmart: Glade Candles Money-Maker This Week

Kmart has their Glade Fragrance Collection Candles on sale for 2 for $5 this week. Here is the breakdown of how to make the sale a money-maker:

Buy 2-2 oz Glad Fragrance Collection Candles for $5
Use this $3/2 coupon here
Pay $2 out of pocket and receive a $3 catalina

You should be able to use that catalina to buy more 2 candles, and receive another $3 catalina. Then submit the purchases for the $5 SC Johnson's Rebate here. (Limit 3 rebates per household.)

Thanks, Passion for Savings!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 28 New Coupons

I just loaded 28 new coupons on my Kroger Plus card at Check out their website because they have tons of new coupons available.

If you're not familiar with, it's a website that has coupons which can be downloaded to loyalty cards of certain stores like Kroger. Go here for the list of stores.

Seventh Generation: $2/2 Products

Go here and register/sign in at the Seventh Generation website, and then have access to the $2/2 Seventh Generation products coupon.

Don't forget there is a $1/1 coupon available here.

WAGS: Making the Most of Shopping at Walgreens

Walgreens (WAGS)

Here is the post I promised at the end of the year. We have a brand new Walgreens in our town, so I will be giving the weekly highlights, too.

Walgreens program is a lot like the CVS program except their program has Register Rewards (RR). There are also some other notable differences:

---WAGS DOES NOT have a loyalty card which must be used with each purchase.
---You may have to buy multiples to get the RR but you cannot buy 2 of same item and receive 2 RR on the same item in the same transaction.
---You cannot “roll” RR from one transaction to other on the same items.

But you can use RR to purchase another item that produces RR.
---RR are treated as manufacturer coupons when checking out.

The issue with that is you must purchase as many items as you have coupons(WAGS Policy). Sometimes this makes it somewhat difficult to stack RR with manufacturer’s coupons. This is where you can use fillers (gum, candy bar, clearance item) to maximize the transaction. (Fillers are items you purchase with a transaction that allow you to not have a negative balance on a purchase.)
---WAGS also has coupons in their weekly sales ad and a monthly savings coupon booklet that can be used on specified items. For the most part, these are counted as a sale item. These can be stacked with manufacturers coupons and can create a lot of freebies.
---The order I’ve found that works best for giving coupons when ringing out is:
1.) RR
2.) Manufacturers coupons
3.) In ad coupons/Wags monthly savings ad coupons

***I interchange #1 and #2, but I usually always give #3 last.

8th Continent Soy Milk: $2 off Coupon

There's a nice $2/1 high-valued coupon for 8th Continent Soy Milk. This soy milk is priced around $2.50 at Walmart and other stores. So it looks like some inexpensive soy milk, for those that drink it!

Thanks, Budget Helper!

Joann Fabrics: 50% & 40% off Any Item Coupon

I know this coupon will make several of my "crafty friends" happy. Go here to print this Joann Fabrics coupon for 50% of any one item. It's valid through January 23, 2010 for in-store use or online with code EFD21. For locations near you, check out their website. (Thanks, KC Penny Pinchin Mama!)

There is also a 40% off coupon available through January 30, 2010.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm In: Eating from the Pantry Challenge

Crystal from Money Saving Mom and Jessica from Life As Mom put a challenge out at the begin of January to join them in their, "Eating from the Pantry" month. Considering I had not been out to truly grocery shop since before the holidays, I knew that I could not participate all month. But after spending $60 at the beginning of this month plus $8 at Meijer this past weekend, I think I can make it for the rest of the month with what I have in the freezer and my pantry.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to publish that I was participating considering it makes everything very concrete. But after being called a chicken by one of my closest friends, I knew that I had to put the challenge out there. :)

So here is what I'm challenging myself with:

---Buy only fresh fruits, veggies and dairy products this month---I'll let you know what I spend
---Cook from what I have in the freezer or pantry
---Try a new recipe(s) in the process
---Save on our overall grocery bill for the month

(Now, I will be picking up freebies or almost freebies from the grocery store.)

Here's the meal plan for this week:

Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Salad w/ Chicken Nuggets, wheat crackers
Dinner:Two free Raising Cane's Meals---total $0.00
---It was so delicious and I even have leftovers.

Breakfast: Waffles
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Chicken and Rice in the crock pot (double batch to eat Wed, too), veggies, rolls

Breakfast:Eggs and Toast
Lunch: Grilled Cheese, carrot sticks
Dinner: Leftover Chicken and Rice,baked potato, veggies

Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch:Quesadillas, apple slices
Dinner: Roast, Mashed Potatoes, cooked carrots, bread

Breakfast: Waffles
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with some veggies
Dinner: BBQ sandwiches with leftover meat from roast, hash brown casserole (no onions), pan-seared green beans

Breakfast:Church Breakfast---No cost
Lunch: Snacks---we're usually really stuffed after our annual church breakfast :)
Dinner: Pizza Night---No cost to us again...thanks to a very generous person who provided the funds for it. :)) What a blessing!

Apples, Oranges, Carrots, Cheese, Crackers, PB & J, Popcorn, Jello, Pudding

Dessert: Warm Delights, Hostess Cakes, I'll probably make some brownies this weekend.

I may switch any of these around if it fits better for us.

You may notice we are eating alot of cereal and waffles for breakfast. Well, there is good reason for it. I literally have about 15 boxes of cereal in my stockpile that needs to be eaten. About the waffles...this afternoon my friend and I had a waffle making party with her new waffle maker. We made about 16 huge waffles and split them up. I'm putting them in the freezer and reheating them in the toaster as needed. :)

I think this challenge will be great for us. I have a huge stock pile of things in our pantry, but if we waste it, what is the good in that? It's absolutely wonderful to get freebies and stock up on items, but it's even better to put them to good use and eat them.

So I'll put the challenge out to my readers...will you join me? I will be doing this until the end of the month. If you think your family can participate, leave me a comment letting me know you're in. :)

This should be interesting!

Bath & Body Works: Free Anti-Bacterial Hand Soap with $10 Purchase

There's a new Bath and Body Works coupon available for a free anti-bacterial soap with any $10 purchase. The coupon is valid through February 21, 2010.

List of Printable Coupons

Okay, so now that I took 2 days off from blogging, I have catch-up blogging to do. So here is a big list of printable coupons available over this past weekend.

**NEW** $1/1 Quaker Oatmeal---Yes, maybe I'll score more Oatmeal for .50!***This coupon did not print for me??

$5/25 Purchase at Rite Aid

$1/1 Stayfree Product

$1/1 Carefree Product
---Walmart has liners for just a after coupon.

.50/1 Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper here & here

$3/2 Glade Fragrance Collection

.75/1 Hostess 100 Calorie Packs

$1/1 Scott's Paper Towels here & here

Happy printing, clipping, and saving!

New Huggies Coupons

There are several new Huggies coupons available on this morning. For us that still have little ones in diapers(hopefully not too much longer for me), new diaper coupons are always welcomed. :)

Here's what I spotted:

$1/1 Huggies Diapers

$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers

$2/1 Overnight Diapers

$2.50/1 Pure and Natural Diapers

.75/1 Huggies Baby Wipes

CVS Deals the Week of January 17, 2009

Sorry for the late post of this...I was able to spend some time with my family this weekend, in celebration of my niece's birthday, so blogging got pushed back a little.

Here is the best of this week at CVS. Thanks for help with these Deal Seeking Mom. Not sure how to make the most of shopping at CVS, check out this post.

ECB Deals through Tuesday:

M&M’s Candy 2/$5
Get $2 ECBs when you buy 2 (Limit 1)

$1/1 M&M’s Premium Chocolate Candies, exp. 1-31-10 (RP 12/6/09)
$1 each after coupons and ECBs

ECB Deals:

Double ECB Promotion: Earn 4% ECBs on CVS Brand items from 1/17-3/15

Pantene or Head & Shoulders $4.99
Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)

$3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
$1/2 Pantene Product, exp. 2-28-10 (P&G 01/17/10)
$2/2 Head & Shoulders Product, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
As low as $2.49 each after coupons and ECBs

Curel or Jergens prices starting at $5.99
Get $5 ECBs when you buy 2 (Limit 1)

$3/2 Jergens Moisturizers, exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/6/09)
$1.50/1 Jergens Sensitive Skin Moisturizer, exp. 3-6-10 (SS 01/17/10)
$1/1 Jergens Moisturizer, exp. 3-6-10 (SS 01/17/10)
$1/1 Curel Moisturizer, exp. 2-28-10 (SS 12/6/09)
As low as $1.99 ea. after coupons and ECBs

Oust Air Santizer 10 oz $3.99
Get $3 in ECBs (Limit 3)
B1G1 Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer, exp. 2-28-10 (SS 1/3/10)
$2.01 Moneymaker after buying 2, coupons, and ECBs

Pepsico Products

Get $10 ECBs wyb $20 (Limit 2)

--- Lays or Tostitos 2/$7

$1 off Tostitos Chips AND Tostitos Dip, exp. 2-7-10 from All You Magazine-Jan 10 Issue
.55 off Tostitos AND Tostitos Dip, exp. 2-14-10 (SS 01/17/10)
--- True North or Stacy’s Pita Chips, 2/$6

$1/1 Frito-Lay Brands printable
$1/1 Stacy’s Pita Chips printable
$1/1 True North Snacks printable
--- Gatorade, Sobe or Pepsi 2-Liter 4/$5
.50/1 Gatorade G2, exp. 3-31-10 (RP 01/10/10)
--- Amp, Izze or Starbucks 4 pack $5

Deal Idea:

Buy (3) Stacy’s Pita Chips
Buy (3) True North Nuts
Buy (2) Gatorade

Use (3) $1/1 Stacy’s coupons
Use (3) $1/1 True North coupons
Use (2) $0.50/1 Gatorade coupons
.44 ea. after coupons and ECBs

There are also some rebates available here to make this an even sweeter deal.

Charmin Bathroom Tissue (20 rolls) $12.99
Get $4 in ECBs (Limit 1)
$2/1 Charmin Plus Lotion Toilet Paper, exp. 2-6-10 (RP 12/6/09)---regional coupon
$0.75/1 Charmin Toilet Paper, exp. 2-6-10 (RP 12/6/09)---regional coupon
$0.25/1 Charmin Toilet Paper, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
As low as $6.99 after coupons and ECBs

Other Deals:

Airwick Kits and Refills $4.99
$4/1 Aiwick Kits printable (register)
.99 after coupon

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid .97
.25/1 Dawn Dish Soap, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal, exp. 2-28-10 (P&G 01/17/10)
As low as .47 after coupon

Mentos Gum $1
.55/1 Mentos Gum, exp. 1-31-10 (SS 10/11/09)
.45 ea. after coupon

Pampers Cruisers, $8.88
$2/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
$6.88 after coupons

Tide Detergent $5.97 (Limit 4)
$1/1 Tide Product, exp. 1-31-10 (P&G 12/27/09)
35/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 2-28-10 (P&G 01/17/10)
As low as $4.97 after coupon

Friday, January 15, 2010

Meijer: Free Breakstone Cottage Doubles

Through January 24, 2010, you can get Breakstone Cottage Doubles free at Meijer. Here is the breakdown on how:

Buy 5 Breakstone Cottage Doubles for $1 each
Pay $5 out of pocket and receive a $5 Catalina for your next purchase
Free after Catalina

Pretty sweet deal considering no coupons are needed! You can roll the deal which means you can take the $5 catalina and use it to buy 5 more. It will then produce another Catalina and so on. Too bad we don't like cottage cheese around here. :(

Thanks, Bargain Briana!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hardee's: Free Blueberry Biscuit w/ Any Combo

Go here to print your coupon for a free Blueberry Biscuit with any breakfast combo purchase. Yum, yum is all I can say. :) The coupon expires 2/8/10.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!