Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lissa Loves to Save

It's Monday...well late Monday, but still...:0) So that means it is time for the Feature Blog of the Week! This week it is Lissa Loves to Save. This is a great blog to help you out with saving money, getting freebies and much more! She also has matchups to many stores including the Commissary. She is a Marine Corp wife and mommy to one with another one coming any day now! Be sure to check out her blog you won't be sorry! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

3/20 Coupon Inserts

Sorry I forgot to post this yesterday. You should have two coupon inserts in today's paper. There should be 1 Smart Source and 1 Red Plum.

Happy Couponing! :)

Walgreens Trip 3/19

I didn't do as low of an oop as I like, but I really wanted to do the Excedrin deal before my coupons expired. I didn't have a lot of time so I did two deals together and I didn't have any register rewards to start with. I am okay with it though now I have some to start next week with. Here's what I got:

2 Right Guard Deodorant $3.49 - BOGO sale & BOGO q = free
2 Irish Spring Deodorant $3.00 - (2) $1 q's = $2 ea
2 Excedrin Migraine $5.79 - Free q & $2 q & BGLP sale = .89
1 Excedrin Extra Strength $5.79 - free q = free
1 Excedrin PM $5.79 - $3.50 q = $2.29

Total: $8.29 (.91 is tax) got $10 & $4 RR
Total Savings: $31.54

Kroger Mega Trip 3/19

I finally got over to Kroger to take advantage of the Mega Sale. The items listed with a * are part of the mega and already have the .50 discount applied.

10 Pedigree Plus Can Food .49* - (5) BOGO q's = free
5 Pedigree Dry Dog Food $3.99* - (5) $3 q's & $3 eq = .39 ea
1 Ronzoni Garden Delight .49* I had a $1 q, but I don't see it taken off. :(
2 Irish Spring Deodorant Travel Size .59 - (2) .50 q's = free
6 Starkist Tuna pouches $1.00 - (2) $1.50/3 q's = .50 ea
3 Philadelphia Cooking Creme $1.99* - (3) Free q's & .75 eq = 2.25 MM
1 Votive Candle .29* (filler for mega)
2 Bakery Bread $1.29 (manager's special)

Total: $8.63 (2.62 is tax) Got $1.50 OYNO for the Starkist
Total Savings: $58.04 or 90%

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Meal Planning Clutch

paper clutch

I know a lot of you out there are organized and plan out your meals.  I am not that organized!  I would love to try to be though.  I came across this post on Hip2Save about creating your own Meal Planning Clutch.  It is so cute I am going to try it once I get ink for my printer!  Check out the steps HERE.  That site actually has a lot of cute products you can make!!  Once I make it I will post my finish product! Smile


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blog of The Week

Not sure if you guys have noticed, but I have been featuring a blog of the week every Monday. I am a little late today. The blog of the week this week is Showing Off John Parker.

This blog has all kinds of different things it is not just about couponing or saving money. Be sure to check it out!

She also has a giveaway she just posted on her blog for a free supporting membership to Have Coupons Will Travel. Be sure to enter the giveaway when you are checking out her blog!

Friday, March 11, 2011

3/13 Coupon Inserts

There will be two coupon inserts in this Sunday's newspaper. There are a couple of good ones in there! The best one that I see so far is a BOGO for the Right Guard Deodorant or Body Wash. Walgreens will be running these for BOGO starting Sunday. Use your coupon and get two free!! Click on the links below to see a preview. Remember coupons may be regional.

1 Red Plum
1 Smart Source

Happy Couponing! :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kroger Trip 3/8/11

I had $5 worth of Catalinas expiring and I had to get cat food since my stuck up cat wouldn't eat the cheap Dollar General brand I bought her. I did spend a little more then I planned, but I found a First Aid kit marked down and I have been wanting to get one of those. Here's what I got:

1 Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit $5.99 (marked down from $11.99)
1 Bounty Paper Towels 6pk $6.49 - $2eq & $1mq = $3.49
2 Cortaid Creme $2.79 - (2) $2 q's = .79 ea
1 Charmin Bath Tissue 12pk $6.49 - $3eq & $1mq = $2.49
3 Breathe Right Strips 2pk .99 - (3) $1.50 q's = .51mm ea
2 Band Aids $1.33 - (2) .50q's doubled = .33ea
1 Neosporin $2.69 - $1.50q = $1.19
1 Purina Cat Chow $4.39 - $1q = $3.39
2 Cadbury Creme Eggs .50 ea
1 CoverGirl Nail Polish .89 manager's special - $1 q = .11mm
$1 Donation to March of Dimes

Used $5 worth of Catalinas and $2.43 that was left on a gift card.

Total oop: $13.26
Total Savings: $31.64 or 69%

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Target Coupon Book

I got a booklet full of Target coupons in the mail today! I never use to get these and then a few months ago I got one and now today! I'm not sure why I get these, but I am happy! I hope you guys get one too! Here are the coupons that are included: (all expire 4/20/11)

.50/1 St. Ives facial scrub or cleanser (ETS)
$1/1 Aveeno facial care item (ETS)
$1/1 Neutrogena cosmetics item (ETS)
$2/1 Garnier hair color HerbaShine or Nutrisse
$1.50/2 oral care items Crest 3D toothpaste or Oral-B manual toothbrush (ETS)
$1/1 Revlon Top Speed nail polish
$1/1 Tide laundry detergent (ETS)
$1/1 Clorox cleaning item Disinfecting wipes or Toilet wand or spray (ETS)
.75/1 4pk or larger Kleenex facial tissue (exc pocket packs)
$1/1 6pk or larger Charmin bath tissue
.75/1 6ct or larger Bounty paper towels
.75/1 Dishwashing item Cascade dishwasher detergent or Dawn dish soap (ETS)
$1/1 Cleaning item Scrubbing Bubbles, Windex or Pledge
$1/1 Body Wash Irish Spring or Softsoap (ETS)
$1/1 Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or 4ct Refills
.75/1 9oz or larger Planters nuts item
.50/1 6pk Nabisco 100 Calorie packs
$1/1 3.5oz or larger Lindt Lindor Truffles Bag or Bar
.50/1 Archer Farms frozen appetizer item
.50/1 Market Pantry cheese shredded or block
.75/1 Cereal Market Pantry or Archer Farms (exc single serve)
.50/1 Archer Farms chips (exc single serve)
.50/1 48oz Market Pantry ice cream
.50/1 Archer Farms pasta or sauce
$1/1 Kotex feminine care item (ETS)
$1/1 Hanes apparel item Women's, Men's or Kids'
.75/1 Laundry detergent Cheer or Gain (ETS)
.75/14 Fabric Softener Bounce or Downy (ETS)
.75/2 Ziploc food storage items bags or containers
$1/1 23oz or larger Soft Scrub cleaning item
$1.50/1 All liquid or Surf powder (ETS)
$1/2 Clorox Bleach items 82oz or larger liquid or 2oz pen

The Wags Wizard

For all of you that shop at Walgreens (Wags) or for those of you that want to learn you need to check out this site! Neal over at STL Coupon Wizard is amazing with how he works his deals at Walgreens! He gets tons of product for very low oop (out of pocket). He is definitely the Wizard at rolling those register rewards!

As many of us know trying to roll register rewards at Wags can be very confusing! He posts scenarios of what he will be doing so you can just follow him or you can use his very easy to follow matchups to create your own. Be sure to check it out! You won't be sorry!

Want to see some of the stuff he got? Check out a post here for just one of the many examples of what he does!

He also covers other deals and other stores. Be sure to check it out especially if you are in the St Louis area! You might get lucky and run into the Wizard! :)

*Image taken from his avatar over at HCWT :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Skippy Peanut Butter Recall (Select States Only)

Hi everyone,

I saw this posted on Hip2Save and I wanted to post it here also. I know a lot of people got some great deals on Skippy peanut butter lately. Unilever released a recall. You can find it here. You might want to take a few minutes to check yours if you have any.
The product was distributed to retail outlets in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Please note that NO other Skippy products are affected by this recall; and to date, no illnesses related to this issue have been reported (The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed that these finished products may contain the bacteria).

The affected product, which is packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars, is as follows:
* UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782 (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code.)
* Best-If-Used-By Dates: MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1 (Stamped on the lid of the jar)

If you have an affected product, here’s what you need to do…
* Discard the product immediately and call the company for a replacement coupon.
* Contact the company at 1-800-453-3432, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.

Thanks Hip2Save!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

3/6 Coupon Inserts

There will be two inserts in tomorrow's paper. You should have 1 Smart Source and 1 Red Plum. You can check out a preview of the inserts here. Keep in mind some of the coupons may be regional. :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Philadelphia Cooking Creme House Party

I was chosen to host a Philadelphia Cooking Creme House Party. I'm excited about this one, because I have never even tried this. It will be fun trying new recipes and seeing what everyone thinks of it! Have you tried this product? Were you chosen for this party or another one? Let us know in the comments. Be sure to go here and apply for some of the upcoming parties. It is a lot of fun! Who doesn't like parties? :) Here's what was included in the party pack:

4 Free Philadelphia Cooking Creme coupons
16 $1/1 Philadelphia Cooking Creme coupons
1 GreenPan Signature Stainless Steel Skillet w/pamphlet
1 Philly Cooking Creme Oven Mitt (not pictured)
16 Philly Cooking Creme recipe booklets
16 Philly Cooking Creme notepads
16 Philly Cooking Creme magnets (not pictured)
16 Philly Cooking Creme cooking spoons
16 Home Shopping Network coupons

Sorry the magnets and mitt are missing from the picture. I didn't realize they weren't in the box anymore and I am too lazy to take another picture. LOL

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Saving With Wendy

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to share another blog with you. This is an awesome new couponing blog that just started last month! The blog is called Saving With Wendy. She has a giveaway she is doing right now too for a Starbucks gift card. She posts lots of great deals, freebies and couponing information. Be sure to check it out! Let me know what you think!

Bzz Agent Maybelline Campaign

Have you ever heard of Bzz Agents? I am a Bzz Agent and if you sign up you will receive emails of Bzz Campaigns you can join. You are sent free items and/or coupons to try products and give your honest reviews. Go here to find out more. Once I get the product I will try it out and give my review. If you are a member already or you have tried this product leave a comment and let me know what you think! The campaign I joined today is for
Maybelline SuperStay 24 2-Step Lipcolor. I will give more information once I get the packet. :)

Family Dollar Coupon Book 2/28-3/27

Family Dollar coupons can be stacked with a manufacturer's coupon for the same product. View their coupon policy here. Here are the coupons in the book. This can be found right when you walk in by the sales ads. These all say limit one item per coupon per visit unless noted.

.50/1 Kraft Barbecue Sauce 18oz
.25/1 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip 12oz
.50/1 Kraft Salad Dressing 16oz
.50/1 Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese 14oz
.50/1 Any Planters Product 7-16oz
.50/1 Family Gourmet Canola Cooking Spray 6oz
.25/1 Family Gourmet Pure Vanilla Extract 1oz
.35 off wyb 1 Family Gourmet Pancake Mix 32oz and 1 Syrup 24oz at regular price
.75 off wyb 1 Family Gourmet Coffee 10.5oz and 1 Creamer 16oz at regular price
.25/1 Family Gourmet Shelled Walnuts 6oz
.25/1 Family Gourmet Apple Juice 64oz
.25/1 Betty Crocker Cake Mix 18.25oz or Frosting 16oz
.25/1 Hellmann's Mayonnaise 30oz
.50/1 Heinz Ketchup 20oz
.25/1 Frank's RedHot Sauce 5oz
.25/1 French's Mustard 8oz
.50/1 Tostinos Salsa 15-15.5oz
.50/1 Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal 12oz
.35/1 Quaker Oats 18oz
.50/1 Welch's Grape Jelly 32oz
.50/1 Armour Bacon 12oz or Armour Sizzle & Serve 6oz
.50/1 Eckrich Smoked Sausage 16oz
.75/1 Any Fast Fixin' Product 20.25-26.5oz
$1/1 Any Red Baron Pizza 12-22.1oz
.75/1 Breyer's Ice Cream 48oz
.25/1 Hormel Chili with Beans 15oz
.25/1 Family Gourmet Premium Chunk White Chicken 10oz
.35/1 Family Gourmet 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese 8oz
.25/1 Jif Peanut Butter 18oz
.25/1 Dinty Moore Big Bowls Meal 15oz
.35/1 Sun Maid Raisins 6oz
.25/1 Lawry's Seasoned Salt 8oz
Buy 1 Glad Food Storage/Freezer Bag 18-80ct or Gladware Container 2-12ct at regular price and get .50/1 Hidden Valley Ranch 160z
.25/1 Betty Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes 4.7oz
.50/1 M&M's Chocolate Candies 9.9-12.6oz
.50/1 Turtles Candy 3.5oz
.50/1 Tootsie Roll Pops 9.6oz or Midgees 11.4oz
.50/1 Dum Dum Pops 10.4oz
.50/1 Charms Blow Pop Asst Flavors 9.75oz
.50/1 Brach's Hawaiian Punch Jelly Beans 6oz
.50/1 Hershey's 6 Bar Big Pack 1.45-1.55oz
.50/1 Wrigley's Five Gum 15pc
.50/1 Pearson Mint Patties 10oz
.50/1 Ice Breakers Mints .54oz
.50/1 Peanut Butter Cups or Fun Favorites Candy 140z
.50/1 Life Savers 2.75-7.7oz or Starburst 7.2oz
Buy 1 Dole Bowl 4pk at regular price and get .35/1 Dole Pineapple chunks 20oz
.50/2 Armour Products 10-15oz
.50/2 Chow Mein Meals 3.5-4oz
.25/1 Sweet Sue Chicken & Dumplings 24oz

Walgreens Trip 2/28

I ran over to Walgreens to try to take advantage of some of the free after register reward items and roll some rr's, but of course they were out of pretty much everything. I will keep trying though. :) Here's what I got:

1 Walgreens brand Hydrogen Peroxide .34 w/in ad q

1 Nasogel nose spray $4.99 (get $5 RR)

2 Oral B Advantage Toothbrushes 2/$5 - (2) $2.50 q's = free (get $1 RR)

Used $5 RR from previous trip

Total: .76 (.43 is tax) Got $5 & $1 RR
Total Savings: $16.23

Family Dollar Trip 2/28

I headed over to pick up some Gain. I also wanted to check if there was a new ad. I found a new coupon book. :) Yay! Here's what I got:

2 Gain dryer sheets 60 ct $3.00 - $3 q = free

2 Gain liquid fabric softener 21 load $3.50 - $3 q = .50 ea

3 Clorox Toilet Wand Refills $1.80 (these were on clearance. I didn't have a coupon, but I really like these so I got a few.)

Total: $7.78 ($1.38 is tax)
Total Savings: $12.00