Saturday, April 30, 2011

5/1 Newspaper Inserts

Don't forget to pick up your newspaper(s) tomorrow! It's a good day for coupons! My local paper had (2) Smart Source, (1) Red Plum and (1) P&G. There is also rumored to be a regional Target coupon insert and a PepsiCo insert also. Definitely a good week to buy extras! You can check out the list of the coupons that may be in the inserts here.

The Red Plum has the BOGO Right Guard Coupon again (Includes BW) and the BW will be BOGO at Walgreens again starting 5/1 so for every paper you get you can get 2 free Right Guard Body Wash right away!

Happy Saving! :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kroger Trip 4/28

There are some good deals to be had at Kroger this week. :) Some of the coupons expire 4/30 though! I had e coupons come off that I wasn't expecting. Here's what I got:

4 Tony's Crispy Crust Pizza $1 - (2) .50/2 q's = .50 ea
6 Pepsi product 2L's B4G2 free sale - (2) $1/3 q's = .51 ea
1 Tyson Anytizer Chicken $6.99 - $1 mq & $1 eq = $4.99
4 Pillsbury Crescents $1 - (2) .50/2 mq & .50 eq = .38 ea
1 Smart Balance Milk $4.09 (didn't ring up right) - $2 q = $2.09
1 Lay's Potato Chips $2.99- .55 q = $2.44
1 Kroger Gallon water .80
6 Crest toothpaste $1 - (6) $1 q's = free
2 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish grahams $1 - (2) .35 q's = .30 ea
2 Vlassic Relish $1 - (2) .55 q's = .45 ea
3 Kroger candy $1 ea
4 Oscar Mayer Lunchables $1 - (2) $1/2 q's = .50 ea
3 McCormick Marinades $1 - (3) .75 q's = .25 ea
2 Reach TB's $1 - $2.50/2 q = .50 mm
4 Oral B Advantage TB's $2.43 - (4) $2.50 q's = .28 mm
1 Pedigree Dog Food 4.4lb $3.99 - $5 q = $1.01 mm
2 Listerine Pocket Packs 24ct $1 - $2.50/2 q = .50 mm
2 Trail Mix (manager's special) .99 ea
2 Bakery Bread $1.50 ea
2 Splenda 100ct Sweetener $4.99 - (2) $3 q's = $1.99 ea
1 Ivory Body Wash $1 - .50 q = free

Used $1.50 and $3 cat from previous purchases

Total: $29.24 got $3 cat back and free Redbox rental
Total Savings: $99.82 or 77%

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Going Green

Thanks to Kelly and KT over at HCWT. I saw this posted and thought I would share. Gives you something to think about.

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment."

He was right, that generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.

Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But they didn’t have the green thing back in that customer's day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building.

They walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.

But she was right. They didn’t have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby’s diapers because they didn’t have the throw-away kind.

They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts – wind
and solar power really did dry the clothes.

Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that old lady is right, they didn’t have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house – not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the state of Montana .

In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn’t have electric machines to do everything for you.

When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not polystyrene or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, they didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power.

They exercised by working so they didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she’s right, they didn’t have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water.

They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But they didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.

They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances.

And they didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad that the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks were just because they didn't have the green thing back then?

I hope you GET IT, the point being that we of the older generations didn’t NEED the Green Thing, as we weren’t anywhere near as WASTEFUL as the Modern Generations are. And most of us oldies still aren’t so wasteful.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I saw a post about Crowdtap today on Hip2Save. I decided to join. The Old Navy accessory party drew me in. How cool would that be! I would love it! Well I signed up. This is another site that allows you to test products, give reviews, host parties etc. The thing I like about this one is that it has opportunities to help charities out. When you sign up you choose a charity of your choice.

Since I just signed up I don't have a lot of experience with it yet. I will definitely let you guys know what I think once I have done some offers. Are any of you a member? I would love to know what you think! You can check it out and/or sign up HERE.

If you sign up now be sure to come back and let me know what you think! I love testing new products! :)

I just saw this on the site:

Redeem Your Earnings

When you have more than $9.99 in cash available, you can redeem your earnings here. 5% will automatically go to the charity you selected which Crowdtap will match. You can choose to donate the rest for your charity or get an Amazon gift card e-mailed to you.

How cool is that!

The Big 3-2

LOL that means I am turning 32 today. Now I wouldn't normally post that, because I am not a big birthday person..for my own birthday at least. But I came across a post on HCWT about birthday freebies. So I thought I would share it with all of you. Be sure to check it out so you can score some freebies on your day! :) HERE is the post. There are a TON of freebies listed so be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TRESemme Color Revitalize

Have you ever heard of BzzAgent? If you enjoy trying new products you should definitely check them out! I am a member and they provide you free products and/or coupons to try out new products, submit your reviews and spread the word.

I was just accepted into the TRESemme Color Reitalize campaign. I am actually excited to try this product, because I am planning on coloring my hair and this shampoo and conditioner is suppose to protect your color for up to 40 washes. I have to be honest I have never been a big fan of TRESemme products, but it has been years since I've tried their products so I am hoping that this product will change my view.

When I receive the kit I will dye my hair then and try it out. I will let you guys know what I think. I will even take pictures. :)

Are any of you already BzzAgents? How do you like it? Let us know in the comments! If you have any questions feel free to email me or leave a comment! :)

Blog of The Week

Alright this one is actually for this week. LOL Today I am featuring Magical Savings by Tara. This is a great blog to check out for deals, store match ups and much more. Be sure to check it out!

Happy Savings!! :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blog of The Week

I completely forgot to post this this week. The blog of the week this week is Chat With Vera. She has a lot of different subjects she discusses. Be sure to check it out!

Friday, April 22, 2011

No Inserts 4/24

Just wanted to remind everyone there won't be any inserts in this Sunday's paper. Enjoy your Sunday and have a very Happy Easter! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blog of The Week

Well it's Monday and it is time for Blog of the Week! This week we have Enchanted Savings. This is a newer blog just started not to long ago. She posts a lot of great deals, store matchups and her shopping trips. I love to see other people's shopping trips! Be sure to check out her site! :)

Mail Call!!

I've been slacking lately posting the goodies that come in the mail! I got these in the mail last week, but I just wanted to show some of the cool things you can get for free without even leaving your house! These freebies were posted on some of the couponing sites I visit. (Sorry about the picture I was lazy and didn't want to move the Here's what I got:

Dove Men + Care Body and Face Wash Sample & $1/1 coupon Dove Men + Care Deodorant & $1/1 coupon

Target Beauty Bag (this one is so cool I was worried I wouldn't get it, but it came!!) 1 makeup bag 1 Revlon Colorburst Lip Goss Hot Pink sample Fekkai Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner sample 1 Full size Neutrogena Naturals lip balm 1 Nivea Express Hydration Daily Lotion sample 1 Pantene Fine Hair Solutions Shampoo sample

Target coupons! (This is one of the best things with free samples...they usually send coupons also) All are Target coupons which means they can be stacked with Manufacturer's coupons..all expire 7/30/11:
$1/1 Revlon Item CustomEyes Mascara, Top Speed Nail color or Color Burst lip gloss (ETS)
$1/1 CoverGirl Cosmetics item (ETS)
$1/1 Olay Facial Care Item (ETS)
.75/1 Suave Professionals Hair Care item (ETS)
$1/1 Neutrogena facial care item (exc cleansing bar and travel size)
$1/1 Nivea skin care item (ETS)
$1/2 hair care items~Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Pantene or Aussie (ETS)
$2/1 Loreal hair color item
$5/1 John Frieda Precision Foam Colour hair color item
$3/2 John Frieda Full Repair Hair Care items (ETS)
$1/1 Tresemme hair care item (ETS)
$1/1 Aveeno body care item Sun or Skin (ETS)
$3/1 Nivea body care item (lots listed exact size and item)
$1/1 Burt's Bees Lotion (ETS)
$1.50/1 Pond's Facial care item (ETS)
$1/1 Neutrogena Cosmetics item (ETS)
$1/1 Maybelline FitMe Cosmetics item (ETS)
$1/1 Sally Hansen nail item color or care (ETS)

Be sure to sign up for your freebies! So nice to fill your mailbox with other things besides Check out Jackie's site Save Mom's Way. She shows what she gets in the mail also and gives a great list of freebies to sign up for! :)

Proper Coupon Usage

As many of you probably know there has been some fraudulent coupon usage shown on TV. I won't get into any specifics, but there is absolutely no reason to use a coupon fraudulently. Any couponer that has been doing this for any amount of time knows that you can get plenty of products very cheap and even free by doing this legitimately. If you ever have any questions about something you can always ask me or go on any of the legitimate coupon sites. There are plenty out there so don't fall for the wrong ones. I also want to let you guys know that there are so many couponing sites that show you how to coupon for free. There really isn't any reason to pay for the information. I understand if you want to take a class, because you are a visual learner. I am referring to some posts that were brought to light where you can purchase the information on how to coupon. Please don't EVER purchase that information. Come to me I will give you the information or the sites. :)

Collin over at Hip2Save has a lot of very great learning videos. Today she did her weekly Coffee with Collin video about Proper Coupon Usage. Go HERE to check it out. It is very informational. Her site is another site that you don't have to worry about anything fraudulent going on. She has an awesome site it is one of my favorites.

Eagle Cam

I have been watching this for the past two days. It is so neat. I thought I would share it here in case any of you haven't heard of it. So far there are two babies and one egg yet to hatch. I watched them feed the babies this morning after work. So cool! Go HERE to check it out. :)

*The picture is not the actual eagles on the cam just one off the web. :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kroger Easter Candy & GC deal

*Select Mars candy includes: M&M's 9.9oz - 42oz. Mars Miniatures 9oz - 21.69oz. Dove Miniatures 7.94oz - 8.87oz. Dove Solid Chocolate Bunnies, Assorted Mars Brands Easter 6-packs. Snickers/M&M's/Dove brand single eggs and M&M's Easter Novelties. Subject to availability. See gift cards for details, terms, conditions and (if applicable) fees. All trademarks are property of their respective owner. Only purchases made with your loyalty card from the Kroger Family of stores or 1-2-3 REWARDS MasterCard are eligible. Excludes Green Dot prepaid reloadable products. MoneyPaks. 1-2-3 REWARDS Prepaid Debit Cards and ReCharge Card. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Not valid where prohibited by law. (Taken directly from the email)

I received this email today so I thought I would share. I have seen mention of this posted on different coupon sites also, but I wanted to share the exact information from the email.

Here are some coupons to use along with the deal. Thanks to Kelly at HCWT!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Extreme Couponing on TLC

Alright I just have to comment on this show. I watched the one hour episode they did at the end of last year. Last night I watched the two newest episodes. Now anyone that knows me knows that I am all for couponing and saving money. I try to help anyone out that is interested and I think it is awesome to be able to save money. I call myself a coupon junkie...those that work with me know that if they get me in "coupon mode" it is hard to get me to shut up about it! LOL

Now that being said I do NOT think that anyone should do it as extreme as the people on the show do. I know a lot of people will disagree with me and I am not pointing fingers at any one person on the show. Now I am all for having a stockpile. I have one too as you can see in some of my older posts. I am also not going to say how much I think someone should have or how big their stockpile should be. I am not in their situation and I don't know what they need. The thing that gets me is that I coupon to SAVE money not to see how much I can buy in one trip. It is a rush to get a ton of things and pay very little believe me I know that. The thing is once you get a stockpile you are suppose to USE items from your stockpile. In my opinion that is the reason for having one. The other thing about a my point of to get the things your family uses cheap and then once you have a stockpile of that item you won't have to get anymore until it is free or a moneymaker. That is how I do it and that is how I save us so much money.

An example. Let's use the Dial hand soap from the very first episode. The reason I am using this is because I did the exact same deal myself. Okay. The soap was $1 and you use a .35 coupon that doubles making this only .30 each. Now that is an AWESOME price. I think I had 7 coupons so over 4 different trips to this store...not in one day...I got them along with other items. (My Kroger only allows doubling of two like coupons in one transaction) So now I have 7 that I paid .30 for. Now the people on the show did show their stockpile. If you remember correctly the person that purchased this had a TON in their stockpile already. So my thing is if you already have 50 things of hand soap in your home then are you really saving money by going and buying 60 more? Even at .30 each that is $18 that you could have SAVED or spent on something else. Just my opinion. That is the main reason I don't like how they portray couponing on the show. Please if you are starting out don't just get something because you CAN. Get something because you NEED it!!!

I for one don't have all the room in the world for a stockpile like that. I honestly think you shouldn't coupon this way. Leave some for others. Be a considerate couponer. Use your coupons correctly. If you are unsure of something ASK! Most people are more than happy to help. One great site that I love is Have Coupons Will Travel. I promise you if you go to this site and ask a question no one will jump on you. No one will treat you like you are stupid. That is the only site I have seen...and I have seen a lot....that you don't see negative comments. You just don't.

I know this is long it is a rant, but I also wanted to say why. Let me know what you think of the show. I think the show would be a lot better if it helped others LEARN! Isn't TLC supposed to be The Learning Channel? Hmmmm. Ok I will hush now. :)

Have FUN couponing!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Penny Pincher Pixie Site

Well I have been slacking this week and forgot all about the blog feature I usually do on Mondays. This week it is Penny Pincher Pixie. This is an awesome site for product reviews and savings tips! Be sure to check it out! She is getting married this weekend! Congratulations! There are very useful product reviews on many different types of products. :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

4/3 Coupon Inserts

Well I have been slacking a lot lately again. It happens especially with Just wanted to give you guys a heads up...I headed to Kmart today and their Winter apparel is marked down to $1.99. I found a few really cute things. If you have a Kmart by you you may want to head over there and see what you can find. Don't forget to pick up your papers tomorrow! There will be 2 inserts in the newspaper. Click on the names below to see a preview.

1 Smart Source
1 Proctor & Gamble (P&G)

Thanks to HCWT for the insert previews! :)