Saturday, December 26, 2009

SUnday Coupon Insert

There is only 1 insert this week. It is a Proctor and Gamble insert (P&G). I'm sure my coupon binder will be 5 pounds lighter after the 31st when many coupons expire. I'm hoping for a Harris Teeter triple coupon even this. Not holding my breath though.

Dropper Stopper winner!

The winner of the dropper stopper was picked by The winner is #17. Anonymous said "I like the pink and brown too! ally8231. Ally8231, you have 48 hours to return my email or I will have to pick someone else! Congrats!!! Thank you everyone who entered!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to send out a Merry Christmas to all my readers. Thanks for staying with me during our blogging break. I hope you all have a great holiday and spend good quality time with your family! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidys.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Just a reminder or two

1. No coupon inserts in your Sunday paper tomorrow. It's a holiday weekend and there won't be any. If you are like me, you have a ton of coupons left to be clipped and can always print some from, RedPlum or SmartSource.

2. Don't forget to enter to win a Dropper Stopper! Tell your friends and your family! The more entries I get the better things I'll be able to give away in the future!

Merry Madagascar just $1.50!

Starting today (12/19), Wal-mart will be selling Merry Madagascar on Rollback for $4! That alone is a good deal. However, if you purchase any Kraft product (5oz or larger) and submit this $2.50 rebate you can get it for just $1.50. You must purchase the movie and the Kraft product at the same time. The purchase must be made by 12/31 and received by 1/15/2010. This would make a great stocking stuffer or a nice thing to donate.

Don't forget to grab yourself a Kraft coupon!

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Select Harvest $1.00 coupon

There is a great coupon out for $1 off of 1 Campbell's Select Harvest soup! MMM MMM! Sounds great on a chilly night!

Don't forget to click back and print it twice!

Thanks The Frugal Girls

Playskool Explore N Grow Tumble N Twirl

Toys R Us is having a 50% off sale one day only on Wednesday (12/16)! The Playskool Explore N Grow Tumble N Twirl is marked down to $11.49 (was $22.99)! That is a great deal! On top of that you can print a  coupon for $5 off! You can get it for only $6.49 on Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dropper Stopper Review and Giveaway!

Now that I am back I have the coolest product to let you in on! It is called the "Dropper Stopper"!
The dropper stopper is an accessory that no parent should live without! With its patented design, this unique product attaches to strollers, highchairs, baby carriers, etc. while securing your little one’s cups, toys, blankets and much more! The dropper stopper is available in fun, trendy fabrics and coordinating snaps. This eye-catching accessory is not only a welcome addition to today’s’ stylish strollers and fashionable diaper bags, but it’s also the perfect gift! - Dropper Stopper Facebook Fan page
I received one for my kids to try out and I received one to giveaway to one of my coolest fans who have stuck by me!
I got this in the mail and I have used dozens of times! We took it trick or treating, we use it at the mall, we use it at the grocery store, we use it at dinner time! Oh fantastic product! We've attached it to the stroller, the shopping cart, the high chairs and to mom. Since using it the sippy cups stopped ending up in the petting zoo cage! (yes that has happened to us) Also, no more binkys on the gross nasty Wal-mart floor! Ick!

It's really easy to use. It has multiple snaps so that it can attach to items of any size. All the way from little loops on pacifiers to the tops of sippy cups. No problems! Seems very sturdy and well designed. No flaws yet. You can get your own Dropper Stopper for $12! Would the penny pincher in me pay $12? YEP!! It's worth not having to hear an infant crying for his paci or a toddler throwing a fit for his "miillllll". (Milk, for those that don't speak toddler talk.) It's really easy to order. Go to and click order. It would make a great stocking stuffer or a perfect baby shower gift!!!

So you wanna win one? I have one to give to you!!!! 8 ways to win!


Giveaway will end on Tuesday 12/22.

1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please visit Dropper Stopper then come back and leave me a comment telling me which one you like. (1 entry)

2. Become a fan of Dropper Stopper on Facebook. (1 entry)

3. Subscribe by Email and Confirm that Subscription (1 entry)

4. Follow Me on Blogger (1 entry)

5. Blog about this giveaway, with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. (1 entry)

6. Tell your friends via a Facebook Status Update with a link back to me! (1 entry)

7. Add my main button to your sidebar (if it's already there, let me know that! Leave a link to your blog.) (1 entry)

8. Add I Have a Coupon for That! to your blogroll (using my URL), with a link back to me! (1 entry)

Good Luck! 
I will be choosing the winner with

Many thanks to the ladies at Dropper Stopper
Photos courtesy of Dropper Stopper's Facebook Fan Page

A note of where I've been

So I've been absent lately. Where have I been? What have I been doing? Can I just first say that stressed is not even a good word for what I am these days?
First week of November
Well first of all we closed on our new house! YAY! After we closed on our house, we went to check it out again. That is when we found the floor wet. The roof had leaked! YAY! We just bought a house with a leaky roof. No worries, the seller was going to fix it! Then that night my husband deployed out to sea for about 2 weeks. I was busy painting and keeping an eye on some repair people. The first team out to fix the roof failed. We found out the next day when it rained. Then we saw the weather report. Nor'easter heading our way! 3 straight days of heavy non stop rain expected. Oh great....
Second week of November
So finally another set of guys comes out. The rain was forecasted to start that night. The guys work on it for about an hour and leave. I'm not taking any chances! I pulled down the shower curtains and made a nice pool under the leak just in case. I cam eback the next morning (in the pourning rain) and NO LEAKS!!! WHOO HOO! My husband came home finally and he loved the paint job that I did! Big accomplishment. This guy thought everything should have been left white (I think he fears color). Big surprise for him when I painted the bottom half of the kitchen a reddish color! He loved it!
Third week of November
After some moving troubles (like U-haul not having a truck for us like we reserved) and a couple weekends we finally got moved in.
Last week of November
Finally moved all in and cleaned up the rental and closed us out of there. That's when I got the great idea to host my son, Brian's, 2nd birthday party in the middle of December!
Then there was Thanksgiving, unpacking, and cleaning... We bought a forclosed house and it was pretty gross inside (mainly bathrooms).
My infant son Nathan had a routine 9 month visit with his pediatrician. That didn't go so well at all. You can read about that here. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers please. So researching that online occupied me for at least a week. I spent all my waking moments reading, reading, reading, and more reading. I stayed up late and woke up early. I had to know everything about everything!
Then we had more appointment which you can read about here.
Then my toddler had his party!!!!! YAY!!!! Stress leading up to that, and lots of cleaning and unpacking had to be done. And here we are now. Moved in, one son set up for surgery, another son turning two in two days and a tired and stressed out.

But I am back. And now I really hope to be able to bring you the good deals, the menu plans and whatever else you want to know!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stay tuned!

Good Evening Readers!
Just letting you know that I have not forgotten about you! I hope to be back blogging at full speed within the next couple of days! My husband is finally back from his deployment and we moved into our new house this past weekend! We are waiting for Verizon to set up our internet, so for now I'm on a borrrowed wireless signal. I have some great reviewws to share with you, some pictures to show you of our new house and I am just excited to be back online soon! Hang with me for a few more days and I promise I'll be back soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bello is Back! The Big Apple Circus in NY!

Bello is Back! Under the Big Apple Big Top performing breathtaking feats of humor in the theatrical focus of one ring with no seat more than 50 feet away!

It seems like only yesterday that this daredevil clown made his hair-raising New York debut with the Big Apple Circus. He’s been a big star all over the world ever since and was recently named "America's Best Clown" by Time Magazine.

Bello is joined by a world of stellar circus stars:
*From Spain, Picaso Jr. returns with his sizzling style and extraordinary juggling act — puffing into the air up to five ping-pong balls simultaneously, and catching them — with his mouth!

*From Russia, the Aniskin Troupe amaze with their bravura, athletic trampoline act — then soar into the Big Top stratosphere with their spectacular flying trapeze act!

*The Big Apple Circus' own lovely and graceful Regina Dobrovitskaya performs a shimmering spectacle on aerial silk ribbons!

*Equestrians Christine Zerbini and Sultan Kumisbayev present an electrifying riding act — standing atop galloping chargers, Roman–style!

*Luciano Anastasini’s Pound Puppies (all rescued from animal shelters) return for a joyously jumping mélange of human and canine acrobatics!

Of course there’s more and for an extra measure of love and laughter, there’s the Big Apple Circus' very own clown -- Grandma.

You can follow the Big Apple Circus on their Facebook page and on Twitter, too!
For the lastest updates - make sure to check out the Big Apple Circus on Facebook and Twitter, too!

The awesome people from the Big Apple Circus would like to give my readers a super cool discount!

To purchase your discounted tickets to the Big Apple Circus:
Online: and submit the code POP10 in the Promotional Codes box
By Phone: CALL 888-541-3750 and mention code POP10
In Person:  Big Top Box Office  10AM–6PM daily. No service fee. Bring a copy of this blog post
*Offer good on select seat locations and performances. Must present this blog post to receive discount at the box office. Performance schedule subject to change. Offer is subject to availability; not valid on prior purchases; cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. This offer can be revoked at any time. Discount amount varies. Limit 8 tickets per order. No refunds or exchanges. Telephone and Internet orders are subject to standard service fees.

It would have been really awesome to be able to go to NY for this but sadly that is to far for us! If you do get to go, please please please let me know how it is! 

Farm Fresh Match-ups

Lori over at The Coupon Consultant has done the match-ups for Farm Fresh today. There are some deccent deals this week. Let me know how you do!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Menu Plan Monday- Spooky Edition

Halloween is this weekend so I thought I would attempt to do a Spooky Menu Plan Monday. I hope my family likes it and has a little fun with it this week. This will probably be the last Menu Plan Monday that I do for a couple of weeks. We are closing on our new house next Monday and then my husband leaves to play Sailor for a little longer than a week. When he is gone we usually just eat simple small meals. I really only make real dinners for him anyways. My toddler is too picky and usually never eats what I make. So this will be it for about two weeks! Wish me luck attempting to move my family. Good thing we aren't moving far!

Monday- Eyeball Taco Salad
Tuesday- Slithering Snakewich 
Wednesday- Leftovers
Thursday- Spaghetti Oozing Eyeballs

Friday- Ratloaf (meatloaf)

More meal ideas can be found at

Monday, October 19, 2009

Menu plan monday 10/19

Wow, I'm a little late getting a menu up for today. With two weeks left until moving day, we are still working on clearing things from the cabinets.  I keep looking in one of our food cabinet and it is overflowing. But why can't I find anything to eat? After taking better inventory, I realized its all baking things! Duh! We can't eat bread crumbs and cornstarch for dinner! I can't wait until we move to our new house and finally get a pantry! So here is what I've come up with to eat this week. There is a lot of chicken on our menu this week because we have been without chicken for nearly two weeks now!!!! We ran out and I just never got back to Sam's Club to get another bag. But also I had a ton of beef and pork from when I got it on sale a few weeks back that needed to be eaten. I am making up for the lack of chicken this week! Here is what we are having.

Monday- Chicken, brown rice and peas
Tuesday- Tortellini soup
Wednesday- Pan fried chicken with cheesey potatoes
Thursday- Leftovers
Friday- hodge podge of clearing out the freezer, fridge and cabinets

More menu ideas can be found at Orgjunkie

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Caroina Pad winner!

Congratulations to Jennifer! She is the winner of the Carolina Pad giveaway! I've already contacted her and she will be getting her fabulous prize pack soon! Congrats Jennifer!

You can still  use the code HC_Coupon at checkout and receive a free coupon expandable file folder until 10/31!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Free Little Duck Organics baby food sample

Go here to request a free sample of Little Duck Organics baby food. One sample per household.

Thanks The Suburban Jungle

Thomas the Tank Engie $1.99 + free shipping!

Learning Curve has wooden Thomas the Tank Engines and Toby the Tram Engine for $1.99 and free shipping! They go for $10.99 each normally! What a great stocking stuffer for your little one! Offer valid 10/13- 10/16! Go here to get yours!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Carolina Pad Review, coupon and giveaway!

Recently Carolina Pad sent me a set of organizational products to use and write about. I was so excited when they came! It had all sorts of funny goodies in it! Here is what they sent to me and what you can win!
  • 1-subject notebook
  • Ideal book
  • Personal Book
  • 3-ring binder
  • tab dividers
  • file folders
  • 13 pocket expandable folder
  • coupon folder
  • 19 month planner
  • Stick-on notes/flags

I am really excited to have these great things right in the middle of moving!

The planner is helping me to remember what day things are being done in the new house and it is helping me remember all the different appointments my family has, such as which child gets which dose of flu vaccine and when.

The 13 pocket expandable folder is where I am keeping all the important papers. I was keeping them in a file cabinet, but can you imagine 5' me trying to carry a file cabinet out of the car in case we had to evacuate due to a hurricane? Not very pratical. So inside holds our insuance papers, shot records, titles to the vehicles and house, anything else I think is important and an updated picture of my kids. Should anything happen to them, I won't be deprately trying to rip a picture out of the scrapbook I made for them. (Who am I kidding, with 2 kids under 2 there is no completed scrapbook, wishful thinking.)

The 3 ring binder is becoming our Home Manegement Notebook. The purpose of this notebook is basically to be command central. Once my kids get older and busier it will really help to keep us running smoothly. Inside will contain our menu for the week, my cleaning schedule (trying really hard to stay on top of the toddler messes), a monthly calendar, important numbers (Grandma and the insurance guy), the daily routine (in the making) and a few other things.  I am usuing the tab dividers for the different sections.

The coupon folder is great for the average couponer. It doesn't quite work for the person who clips hundreds of coupons a month. My mom clips what she knows she'll use. This would be perfect for her! Instead I am usuing it to put my ideas in. If I see a cute art project to do with the kids, a recipe to try or a room decorating idea, I will put it in my little organizer. Also, since we are moving and decorating it will be used for paint swatches and clippings from magazines.

I use the 1subject notebook to do some brainstorming, the mini notebook to keep at my computer for passwords, and the other small notebook to keep information straight for my blog and to write things down when I am talking on the phone.

I'm loving my Carolina Pad stuff! Would you like to enjoy some really cool stuff too? Carolina Pad has given me a coupon code to share with my readers! Use the code HC_Coupon at checkout and receive a free coupon expandable file folder! What an awesome deal!

Now for the giveaway!


Giveaway will end on  Friday 10/16.

1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please visit Carolina Pad then come back and leave me a comment telling me what collection you like or how you would use their products to be more organized. (1 entry)

2. Join Carolina Pad on Facebook (1 entry)
3. Join Carolina Pad on Twitter (carolinapad)
4. Subscribe by Email and Confirm that Subscription (1 entry)
5. Follow Me on Blogger (1 entry)
6. Blog about this giveaway, with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. (1 entry)
7. Add my main button to your sidebar (if it's already there, let me know that! Leave a link to your blog.) (1 entry)
8. Add I Have a Coupon for That! to your blogroll (using my URL), with a link back to me! (1 entry)

Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Farm fresh Coupon match-ups

Lori at The Coupon Consultant has done the match-ups for Farm Fresh this week. There are some good deals going on. I'm not getting as much as I normally would since we are moving in a few weeks. I hope you come back and tell me how you did!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The winner of the Smart Mom Jewelry!

The winner is..... (chosen by
Frances- "I love this! My grandson will start teething soon, so this would be great for my daughter. She would LOVE the Rainforest Heart Shaped Pendant with a Peridot Bangle and an Yellow Green Bangle. Can you tell green is her favorite color!"

Frances, you have 48 hours to reply to the email I sent to you. It is entiled "you won!"

Monday, October 5, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 10/5

Oh man! Talk about a week! It has been so crazy here! The next thing I tell you will prove that it has been busy. You ready for this? It has been so busy that:
1. I haven't clipped my coupons from this past week! Shhh don't tell! I usually clip them every Sunday afternoon.
2. I didn't make a menu last week (total household destruction followed, more on that to follow) nor did I go grocery shopping!

Now maybe you are thinking, "well you must be sick or have sick kids." NOPE! Well maybe you are thinking "you had alot of important meetings and evening activites." NOPE! This week we found and signed a contract on our first house! And being that we weren't actively looking to buy a house, we had alot of things to do. So as of now, November 2nd will the next biggest day of our lives!

So what happened when I didn't plan our meals or go grocery shopping? Fast food. We ate out more this week than I would have liked. My goal was to eat some of the random foods in our cabinets and freezer, less in there is less I have to pack up and move. Also the reason I didn't go to the store was because my husbands work shift moved from mornings to overnight. If I'm going to go to the store with the kids, it's best to do in the morning when they are well rested and not cranky. Well Wednesday morning we were signing contracts, not grocery shopping. I figured we had enough food, we would make do. Again, failure. So this week I am making the plan now. I am going ot go to the grocery store tomorrow. No, it isn't double dollar coupon day but we really have nothing to eat. I'm going to get the food for the next two days and on Wednesday I will do the big grocery shopping with my menu. So here is what we are having this week.

Monday- Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon
Tuesday- Southwestern Soup

Wednesday- Fuss Free Ravioli and Cheese Bake
Thursday- Left overs
Friday- Chicken Wings

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New coupons!

There are new coupons in the widget in my sidebar to the right. Feel free to print them right now!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Farm Fresh matchups

Sorry for the delay of the matchups. It has been busy here. We are in the middle of buying our first house and had quite a few meetings with banks, builders, the current landlord and carpet people.  Bu thanks to Lori over at The Coupon Consultant the matchups are here for you!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fisher Price $20 off $100 purchase

Go here to get a coupon for $20 off a $100 purchase. I know it seems like a lot, but if you have two kids with birthdays right around Christmas, you can easily spend $100! Toys R Us often has sales on Fisher Price toys. I plan to save my coupon till closer to Thanksgiving when the sales really kick in!

$1 off Starbucks coupon!

$1/1 Starbucks Frappuccino printable (IE) or printable (FF)

Use this coupon at Farm Fresh on the day they double to get the bottles for free!

McDonald's Halloween Coupon Booklets

McDonald's also has for a sale a Halloween coupon booklet! They are $1 and include 12 coupons! (4) FREE Apple Dippers, (4) FREE Small Cones, (4) FREE Apple Juice or Milk Jugs. The fine print at the bottom says they are for kids 12 and under and can't be used until 10/31.
I would call ahead and see if your store is participating.

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom

Wendy's Coupon Booklets

Wendy's has coupon booklets for a free Jr. Size Frosty. They are $1 and contain 10 coupons for a free Jr. Frosty! I would call first to see if your location is participating.Coupons valid between 11/01/2009- 2/01/2010

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom

Burger King Coupon Booklets

Burger King now has coupon booklets for Free Value Size Fries. The booklets are $1 and have 8 coupons for free VALUE SIZE FRIES inside! Coupons are good between 10/01/2009- 12/31/2009.
I would call first to make sure your location is particiating.
Thanks Deal Seeking Mom

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Farm Fresh Coupon matches

Lori has posted the Farm Fresh coupon matches on her site. You can go visit her here or you can get your match-ups here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

eebee's Adventures- What do you think?

Eebee's Adventures are meant to engage you ad your baby in fun play time together and teach lessons like colors, shapes and numbers. Unlike other DVD's for babies, Eebee's Adventures allow you to do hands on activities.  Babies learn by doing and what better way than with this fun puppet!? Here is a video of Parents TV's interview with the co-creator and founder Stephen Gass. I'd love to know what you think! Have you seen eebee anywhere? Leave me a comment letting me know your thoughts! You never know there ma be a giveaway in eebee's future.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Smart Mom Jewelry Review and Giveaway!

Recently I was given the opportunity to review Smart Mom Jewelry. My little monster is literally being a monster these days. He is teething those first teeth and the poor kid is so cranky these days. A cranky baby means a cranky mommy. I was so excited when the Teething Bling came in my mail box last week! Teething Bling is jewelry for mom that is completely safe for the teething child. It is made from the same non-toxic, phthalate, BPA, PVC and lead free material that most teething products are made from. It also includes a special break-away clasp. If your baby pulls with all that super human baby strength, you won't have to worry about it breaking or hurting you!

Go on over to Smart Mom Jewelry and check out their pendant necklaces, bangles, key chains, and gift sets. They are running a special in September! The amethyst jewelry is half off! Only $9.50 for the awesome pendant necklace! That is definitely worth the price. This would make a perfect gift for a new mom.

And to make it better, Smart Mom Jewelry would like to give one of my readers a pendant necklace and 2 bangles of your choice!


Giveaway will end on Thursday 10/1.

1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please visit Smart Mom Jewelry then come back and leave me a comment telling me what you like. (1 entry)


2. Subscribe by Email and Confirm that Subscription (1 entry)

3. Follow Me on Blogger (1 entry)

4. Blog about this giveaway, with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. (1 entry)

5. Add my main button to your sidebar (if it's already there, let me know that! Leave a link to your blog.) (1 entry)

6. Add I Have a Coupon for That! to your blogroll (using my URL), with a link back to me! (1 entry)

Good Luck! 
I will be choosing the winner with
Many Thanks to Smart Mom Jewelry

Menu plan Monday 9/21

I can't believe it is already the 21st of  September and another Monday! I don't know what it is but every week I plan to make pork chops and every week they never get made! I don't know what is wrong but it is just not happening! I'm going to try one more time and I will make it tonight!

Monday- Stuffing stuffed pork chops
Tuesday- Salami and Muenster cheese Panini Sandwiches
Wednesday- Skillet Ziti With Chicken & Broccoli
Thursday- Leftovers

I've decided I'm just going to plan out for 5 days instead of 7 days. Usually my husband goes fishing on the weekends and we always have left overs to be eaten or we go out for dinner.

Great giveaways around the blogging world

There are some great giveaways going on this week. Here is a list of some of the great ones.

For The Mommas is getting a makeover! To celebrate her new adventure she is giving away a ton of gift cards. Hop on over to enter her giveaway!

The Suburban Jungle is giving away wall decor from "Quote the Walls". It's very cool stuff and I really want to win this one!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Free GeoTrax DVD

This is a great freebie! Thank you Fisher Price! the DVD has 4 episodes and is about 46 minutes long. We watched this DVD last week and Brian actually sat for a whole 11 minutes to watch it! He is just now learning about trains and all I heard the rest of the day was "Choo-Choo" and his version of "All Aboard". It is totally free, No shipping or handling costs at all. Go here to get yours!

Rite Aid Deals of the Week

I'm really excited for this week at Rite Aid! They are having an awesome Huggies Diaper Deal! WHOOO HOOO!
Don't forget your $5/$20 Rite Aid coupon!
Find out how you can earn up to $20 in Rite Aid GCs.

:: Huggies Diapers Deal

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Pull Ups or GoodNites, 3/$33
Get $10 SCR #4

Numerous Huggies paper and printable coupons
$2 off any Huggies Diaper Product printable (IE) or printable (FF)
$2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups printable (IE) or printable (FF)
$2/1 Huggies GoodNites printable
$2/1 Huggies AdPerk printable
$0.75 Mail-In Rebate via Caregiver’s Marketplace
As low as $0.25 ea. after coupons, SCR, and MIR!
Suggested Deal
Buy (3) Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers, 3/$33
Use $5/$20 Rite Aid printable
Use (3) $3/1 Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers printable
Use (3) $2/1 Huggies AdPerk printable
Submit for (3) $0.75 Mail-In Rebate via Caregiver’s Marketplace
$0.25 ea. after coupons, SCR, and MIR!
Note: to maximize the deal you’ll need access to 3 computers to print the Ad Perk store coupons, so hit up your family and friends!

:: Single Check Rebate Deals

Proantinox (7.5-oz.), $6.99
Get $6.99 SCR #23 (limit 1)

$3/1 Proantinox AdPerk printable
Better than FREE after coupon and SCR!

Huggies Baby Wipes Tub (64-ct.) or Soft Pack (40-ct.), 2/$5
Get $1 SCR #40 wyb 2 (limit 1)

$2 off any Huggies Diaper Product printable (IE) or printable (FF)
2 FREE after coupons and SCR!

Aquafresh iso-active Toothpaste, $3.49
Get $1.50 SCR #1 (limit 1)

$1/1 Aquafresh iso-active Whitening Toothpaste printable
$1/1 Aquafresh iso-active Whitening Toothpaste printable
$1/1 Aquafresh iso-active Whitening Toothpaste, exp. 11-30-09 (RP 9/20/09)
$0.99 after coupon and SCR!

Chemistry Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers, $6.99
Get $3.50 SCR #63 (limit 1)

$3.49 after SCR!

Boost Nutritional Drink (6-pk.), $6.99
Get $1 SCR #33 (limit 1)

$2/1 Boost printable (IE) or printable (FF)
$2/1 Boost printable
$3.99 after coupon and SCR!

:: Other Deals

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, $0.88 (BOGO)
$0.55/1 Reese’s Candy Product, exp. 10-31-09 (SS 8/23/09)
2 FREE after coupon!

Clean & Clear Products, 2/$9
$2/1 Clean & Clear printable (IE) or printable (FF)
$3/1 Clean & Clear AdPerk printable
FREE after coupons!

Pepsi 2 Liters, 4/$4
$0.25/1 Pepsi Product printables
$1/4 Rite Aid in-ad coupon
$.50 ea. after coupon!

GE Soft White Light Bulbs, 2/$4
$3/2 Rite Aid in-ad coupon
$0.50 ea. after coupon!

Nabisco Cookies & Crackers, $0.99
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, exp. 10-4-09 (SS 8/23/09)
$0.62 ea. after coupon!

See the Rite Aid website for additional details on the Single Check Rebates program.

Walgreen's Deals of the week

Here are the deals of the week over at Walgreens.  

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom

Register Rewards Deals

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, $1.38 ea. (40% off this week)
Get $5 off Sally Hansen Purchase coupon wyb 3

$1/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color, exp. 9-30-09 (RP 8/2/09 — regional)
$1/2 Sally Hansen Nail Color, exp. 9-30-09 (RP 8/2/09 — regional)
$0.50/1 Sally Hansen Nail Polish printable (regional)
Better than FREE after coupons and RR coupon!

Thermacare Heat Wrap (1-ct.), $2.49
Get $2.49 RRs

$1/1 Thermacare printable
Better than FREE after coupon and RRs!

Oral-B Indicator Toothbrush, 2/$4
Get $2 RRs wyb 2

BOGO Oral-B Indicator Manual Toothbrush, exp. 9-30-09 (RP 8/23/09)
FREE after coupon and RRs!

Tylenol Cold, $5.99
Get $5 RRs wyb 2

$2/1 Tylenol Cold printable
$1/1 Tylenol Walgreens Coupon (Healthy Savings Booklet)
$0.49 after coupons and RRs!

Formula 409, 2/$5
Get $2 RRs wyb 2

$1/1 Formula 409 Product (RP 8/30/09 — regional)
$0.50 ea. after coupons and RRs!

Crest with Scope Toothpaste, 2/$8
Get $5 RRs wyb 2

$0.75/1 Crest Premium Paste, exp. 9-30-09 (P&G 8/30/09)
$0.75 ea. after coupons and RRs!

Aussie Hair Care, $2.99
Get $2 RRs

$2/2 Aussie, exp. 10-31-09 (RP 9/13/09)
$0.99 after coupon and RRs!

Bic Soleil Razors, $4.99
Get $1 RR

$3/1 Bic Soleil Refillable Razor Handle or Cartridge Refills , exp. 9-20-09 (SS 8/9/09)
$0.99 after coupon and RR!

Sudafed PE, $5.99
Get $5 RRs wyb 2

$2/1 Sudafed, Sudafed PE or OM, exp. 11-2-09 (SS 8/2/09)
0.99 ea. after coupon and RRs!

Nivea for Men Body Wash, 2/$9
Get $4 RRs wyb 2

$1/1 Nivea Body or Hand Product, exp. 10-15-09 (RP 8/30/09)
$1.50 ea. after coupons and RRs!

:: Monthly Register Rewards Deals

Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners, $1.99
Get $1.99 RR

$1/1 Carefree printable
$1/1 Carefree Ultra Protection Product, exp. 11-30-09 (SS 8/30/09)
Better than FREE after coupon and RRs!

Trident Layers Gum, 2/$2
Get $1 RR wyb 2

$1/2 Trident printable
2 FREE after coupon!

Aquafresh iso-active Toothpaste, $3.49
Get $1.50 RRs

$1/1 Aquafresh iso-active Whitening Toothpaste printable
$1/1 Aquafresh iso-active Whitening Toothpaste printable
$1/1 Aquafresh iso-active Whitening Toothpaste, exp. 11-30-09 (RP 9/20/09)
$0.99 after coupon and RRs!

:: Other Deals

Reese’s Pumpkins, 2/$1 (w/ in-ad coupon)
$0.55/1 Reese’s Candy Product, exp. 10-31-09 (SS 8/23/09)
FREE after coupons!

Cheez-It Crackers, $1.99 (BOGO)
$0.75/1 Cheez-It Whole Grain Crackers printable
$0.25 ea. after coupons (if whole grain included)!

Campbell’s Soup, $0.89 (w/ in-ad coupon)
$1/2 Campbell’s Soup printable
$0.39 ea. after coupons!

Welch’s Grape Jelly, $1.59
$0.75/1 Welch’s printable
$0.84 after coupon!

Skippy Peanut Butter, $1.59
$0.60/1 Skippy Peanut Butter, exp. 9-27-09 (RP 8/2/09)
$0.99 after coupon!

Quaker Quick 1-Minute Oats, $3.29 (BOGO)
$1.25/2 Quaker Quick 1-Minute Oats, exp. 11-30-09 (RP 8/30/09)
$1.02 ea. after coupon!

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream (14-oz.), 2/$5
$1/1 Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream printable
$1.50 ea. after coupon!

Huggies Diapers and Training Pants, $8.99
$2 off any Huggies Diaper Product printable (IE) or printable (FF)
$2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups printable (IE) or printable (FF)
$1/1 Huggies Diapers or Pull-Ups (Walgreens Children’s Activity Book)
$0.75 Mail-In Rebate via Caregiver’s Marketplace
As low as $5.24 ea. after coupons and MIR!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Home Made Simple coupon book

Here is a link for a Home Made Simple coupon booklet. It usually has some great coupons inside. Sometimes there are coupons for free items. Sign up for you $35 savings booklet here. It comes in the mail in a couple of week. Inside are coupons for Febreeze, Dawn, Cascade, and a ton of other things.

Cold Medicine Coupons

This post is because here I sit sick and in need of cold medicine. I must find a coupon for it first. I figured while I'm looking I should go and let you know what I find.

$2 off any Tylenol Cold
$2 off Advil Cold and Sinus or Advil Allergy
$2 off Sudafed Triple Action
$1 off Sudafed

Awesome Sara Lee Deli Meat coupon! $3 off!

Hurry, hurry, fast, fast, fast! Tgese will probably go fast! Print your $3.00/1 Sara Lee pre-sliced Meat coupon!

$3.00/1 (IE) Sara Lee pre-sliced Meat
$3.00/1 (FF) Sara Lee pre-sliced Meat

Be sure to hit your back button and print 2!

Round 2 for today

I went regular grocery shopping at Farm Fresh today. On Wednesday they double $1 coupons. I went in with both kids in tow alone. Not nearly enough room for my toddler, the infant carrier, my coupon binder and the food. But all it takes is a little creativity and physics (I didn't do so well in the class, much better at it in real life!) to stack things under the basket and around the baby, he didn't mind playing with the box of crackers one bit! Since the farm fresh on Bridge road in suffolk VA price matches and accept Harris Teeter coupons, I made like a bandit. Total before my coupons was $55.64. After price matching, subtracting my Harris Teeter $20/$50 coupon and my regular coupons I spent............. $10.02! One of my products has a rebate on it so I will get 3.49 back. So really the total is $6.32. Here is what I got:

Harris Teeter Triples Trip 1 pic

I woke up bright and early this morning to go to Harris Teeter. I was determined I was goin gto be getting some paper towels TODAY! I was so tired of them being sold out. I knew the sale started at 7am and I wanted to check out at 7ish. I had to get back home to my babies before they woke up. (Baby woke daddy up before I got home, oh well I tried) I got there around 6:15am. Anyways, I was the only one in the entire store! No other couponers and no shoppers at all! It was great! They were stocking the shelves and everyone in the store was available to help me! I think I was asked at least a dozen times if I need help and another half dozen times they asked if I was still ok. I felt like when a celebrity gets to shop in a store before the public does.
However that does have it's drawbacks. Since I was the first person to use the triple coupons and other promos, there were some kinks to work out. They have a Green Giant promo going. If you buy 3 boxes you get $1 OYNO (off your next order), 4 boxes you get $2 OYNO, and 5+ boxes get $3 OYNO. I had bought 6 boxes and used 3 .50/2 coupons. Total for the 6 boxes of veggies was $1.50+ $3 back. Since the coupon didn't print the manager just gave me 3 dollars in cash.
On the plus side, I GOT MY PAPER TOWELS! Whew, just in time too. I was almost out! I was checking out around 7:20 just as planned and I finally started seeing the first couple coupon shoppers. I guess there are pros and cons of going early. I'll go early again next time but maybe not until around 7 next time.

Here is the picture of what I got.
3 rolls of Viva paper towels
3 Lysol Toilet Bowl cleaners
4 Mahatma Yellow Rice packs
2 1lb. bags of white rice
6 pouches of muffin mix
2 bags of plastic cups (kids have parties coming up)
2 boxes of Zatarains
1 box of Biter biscuits for Natey
6 boxes of frozen veggies
Total before discounts $71.87
Total amount of coupons used $48.99
Total paid out of pocket $9.03- $3.08 in cash back since the coupon didn't print
$5.95 total!
Works out to be less than .19 an item!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Harris Teeter Triples!

Tomorrow thru Tuesday Harris Teeter will be tripling all coupons up to .99! That means a lot of free stuff! I recommend you get there early on the first day if you want the good stuff. I've been trying for months to get some paper towels and they magically disapear by the time I get there. The Southern Saver has a great list going and best of all it's printable! Go here to see it!

Happy Shopping! Let me know how you do and I'll be sharing pics with you through out the week!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 9/14

Here is what I hope to make this week. Again the pork chops are carried over from last week. 

Monday- Chicken Tetrazzini with home made bread
Tuesday- Chicken Mozzarella Panini Sandwiches
Wednesday- Hashbrown Casserole with ham
Thursday- Left Overs
Friday- Stuffing Stuffed Pork Chops
Saturday- Honey Lime Grilled Chicken with Green Beans and Baked Potatoes
Sunday- Hamburger Stroganoff with mixed veggies

More menu ideas can be found at

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Coupon Insert Preview

Tomorrow is a big coupon day! I guess they are making up for hte lack of inserts last weekend. There will be 3-5 inserts depending on if your Red Plum comes in the mail or in the paper. It's going to be a busy morning for me! I plan to have 6 total. Why do I want so many? Based on the coupons in them I know my family will se those things. Also Harris Teeter is having a tripe coupon event starting on Wednesday. You can go to the Coupon Clippers and click on Tracker to find out which coupons you should expect.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Free Thomas and Friends Playdate event

We are going to a free Thomas the Train event at Toys R Us tomorrow, Septemebr 12th from 11am-1pm. There will be activities like coloring, storytime, and free giveaways. See ya there!

Free Holiday Recipe Guide

Go here to get a free Holiday Recipe Guide from Carnation. You can also choose to download it instead!

Harris Teeter Triples confirmed for 9/16-9/22

Harris Teeter has confirmed triple coupons from 9/16-9/22. They will triple all coupons up to .99! It is a big week for coupons in the Sunday Paper. I plan to get 6 papers total this weekend.

Free Sample of Fair Trade Honey

The people at Wholesome Sweeteners is giving away a free sample of their Fair Trade Organic Amber & Raw Honeys.Send an email to and note “kiwi” in the subject line. Found in the October 2009 issue of Kiwi Magazine.

Thanks Freebie Blogger

Free sample of Signature Scent bath and Body

Go here to request a free Signature Scent Bath and Body sample. They have a ton of different scents to choose from.
Thanks Deal Seeking Mom

Beech-Nut Next Steps Kit

Go here to sign up for Beech-Nut's Next Steps Kit. I'm not sure what will come in it, but I'm sure there will be coupons. Beech-Nut baby food often goes on sale for .50 a piece.

$1 off Welch's Juice

In my coupon widget on the left is a coupon for $1/1 Welch's Bottled juice. It is good on the 46 or 64 ounce bottles. I saw these at Farm Fresh two weeks ago for 2/$4. Maybe they will go back on sale soon!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Express $10/$20

If you are looking for some new fall fashions, Express has put out a coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase. Go here to print it. I havn'et been in awhile since I've been wearing maternity clothing for 2 years now, but I think I might go treat myself to a new shirt or something!

New Con-Agra Printable coupons

Con-Agra has put out some new printable coupons for all kinds of things! Go here and click on "Get Special Savings"
  • $.75 off THREE (3) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes 11-oz cans or larger
  • $1 off any FOUR (4) RO*TEL® 10-oz cans
  • $1 off any TWO (2) Act II® Popcorn Balls
  • $.50 off any ONE (1) Peter Pan® Peanut Butter
  • $1 off any FOUR (4) Snack Pack® 4-packs
  • $1 off any THREE (3) Kid Cuisine® meals

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa have teamed up to help support ovarian cancer research. Kelly Ripa is holding a text-a-thon to raise money for the cause!
During September, you can donate $5 to the cause by texting "KELLY" to 85944 from your cell phone (standard messaging rates apply). You can also donate by logging on to Also, every time you log on you will be entered to win a luxury front loading washer and dryer in a beautiful turquoise color! It's a great cause to support and with all the money we've been saving at the grocery store it gives us that chance to donate to good causes without breaking the bank.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Waffle House BOGO Coupon

Print this buy one waffle, get one free coupon to use at Waffle House. Go here to find a location near you. The coupon doesn't expire until 12/31/2009.

Advance Auto Parts Coupon

Go here to enter the Grand Opening Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $1,000 Advance Auto Parts Gift Card and receive a coupon for $10 off your next $25 purchase! I know my husband will like this coupon. It's time to change my oil! The coupon doesn't expire until 12/31/2009.

Pillsbury Printable Coupons

Need some more coupons? There are some great printables at Go here to sign up for easy access to them. They have some great coupons for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Chex Mix, Yoplait and many more!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day to all. Everyone who has the day off of work today, CONGRATS! I know my husband is happy to have the day off.

Happy Labor Day to the stay at home moms too. We might not get a paycheck for our work, but we really have important jobs!

When I first had my first baby, I didn't know how much work it really was to be a mom. When that first child popped out, I should have grown a couple extra arms to go with him. I really could use an extra appendage or two. those first couple of months were rough! I didn't know how to clean, cook, answer a phone, pay a bill and carry the baby all at the same time. By the time he was 5 months old things got better. I got better at multi-tasking and my head was finally on straight. HA! Not for long. Baby #2 was on his way. Oh great! Just when I thought I was good. I should have known when the second baby came a week early and I was only in labor for 2.5 hours that things were going to be hectic. Just going to the store was a job in itself! Trying to keep the toddler from playing with mulch, carrying a 20 pound infant carrier (not including the mini sumo wrestler with thunder thighs strapped inside), a diaper bag, a purse, the sippy cup that the toddler insists on having, the reusable bags, and trying not to be clumsy and trip down the steps was a job in itself.

Moms have a tough job juggling everything we do 24/7. So to you moms, Happy Labor Day! We really do have superpowers. Just not everyone sees them. I'd say take a day off work, but then the world would colapse. HAHA.Maybe not. Have a great day!

Menu Plan Monday 9/7

Menu Plan Monday was really easy for me this week. Maybe this comes with ease now since I've been doing it a couple of weeks now? I find myself thinking throughout the week about what we are going to have instead of Sunday night trying to figure it all out. We have two repeats on our list from last week. They just never got made. One night was a rough day with the kids and I resorted to easy dinner (not sure now what it was) and the other night my husband and I went on a date and ate out. Hopefully this week I'll stick to it a little better. I'm also finding that sometimes I skip around and eat Friday's meal on Tuesday. Does that happen to other people too?

Monday- Hubby's grilling
Tuesday- pot roast w/carrots, potatoes, celery and such
Wednesday- pork chops stuffed with stuffing and coated in bread crumbs (not sure on the recipe just yet)
Thursday- leftovers
Friday- bbq chicken (didn't get cooked last week)
Saturday- Meatloaf (didn't get cooked either)
Sunday- simple meal

For more menu ideas go to

Sunday, September 6, 2009 Website Review

Looking to purchase something online? Maybe a new TV to watch the football game on? Maybe looking to take advantage of great sales that Children's Place has to offer for Labor Day?
Look no further than They have over 40,000 coupons! Surely there is a coupon in there for you! Let's say you need want a new big screen TV to watch your favorite football team play next Sunday. No problem! Go to and type in BestBuy coupons.  There you will find coupon codes to use at checkout for your new big screen TV. It's pretty simple!

Coupon Chief has some interesting features. Here are a few that I like.
  • Pays-2-Share- You can upload a coupon to so that others can use it and earn cash back from the coupons you submit. How cool is that!
  •  Searching- It's pretty easy to find what you are looking for too. You can search by item, store name, or even brand name.
  •  Coupon Ratings- You can tell how reliable a coupon is, and you can rate if the coupon worked for you or not.
Also check out the Children's Place coupons for some great Labor day online sales! Lots of things are priced at $5, $6, $7, and $8! Look for the special code for 15% off your total!

Overall CouponChief has a lot of cool features, especially the pays-2-share! Go check them out before you make your next online purchase!

Free Wildlife 2010 Calendar

Go here for a free 2010 Wildlife calandar! They sold for $10 last year. You have until September 15th to get yours or you will be paying for one! My toddler loves animals so it will be a big teaching tool for us!

Thanks For The Mommas

Blogger Giveaways!

There are a ton of giveaways this week! I'm happy to tell you that I will be hosting my own giveaway soon so stay tuned. Until then there are plenty more for you to check out!

Native American Momma is giving away the hot new toy of the year. (I didn't know this, but that's what I hear) It's called a Zhu Zhu pet. Go here to try to win it!

Living Life and Luvin' it! is giving away a prize package from Olive Kids. They have very cute personalized kids stuff.

Sage and Savvy is giving away the new Toy Story Sing-a-long CD! I can't wait for the new movie!

Friday, September 4, 2009

No coupon inserts this weekend!

No coupons in the paper this weekend! Typically there are no coupons on holiday weekends. If you get your subscription just for the Sunday coupons you may want to put a hold on it till next weekend.

Freebie Friday

Free Sandwich on Labor Day at Chick-fil-a
Free Sample Bear Naked Granola
Free Seattle's Best Coffee at Borders thru 9/7
2 Free Emergen-C Samples and another one from here
Free Sample Enfamil Tolerance Formula
Free Huggies Diapers Sample
Free Do-It-Herself Workshop
Free Venom Energy Drink when you Buy 1
Kids Build a Free Bean Bag Toss or Fire House Bank at Home Depot
Kids Build a Free Drum or Fire Truck at Lowe's
Free Chocolate Friday

Thanks to Frugal Girls for compiling all of these!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Attention Teachers!

Teachers! Do you have germy kids? You know the ones that wipe the snot on their sleeves and they have crusty cheeks? Know matter how many times you tell them to cough in their elbow, do they still come and cough on you? Clorox has the answer! In partnership with the National Education Association, Clorox wants to give you a free canister of Chlorox Disinfecting  Wipes! Go here to sign up to get yours! 
Offer good September 2nd-5th

Free Blue Bunny Ice Cream

FREE this weekend! Purchase Blue Bunny Sedona or Aspen frozen yogurt granola novelty treats this Labor Day Weekend (September 5th, 6th, or 7th) and mail in this rebate form and your UPC code and receipt. It must be postmarked by September 19th.

Toys R Us/Babies R Us Labor Day Sale

Toys R Us and Babies R Us is having a Labor Day sale from September 4th-7th. Go here for some printable coupons to take with you! Remember it is never to early to start looking for the deals for Christmas gifts!

How did I get my grocerys and $40 worth of meat for $7?


I just returned from a great shopping trip at Farm Fresh! I didn't expect to walk out with fantastic savings since I really only needed some sausage and some stew beef for dinner this week. I was going to pick up a few little things too since I had coupons making them super cheap.

I saw in the ad this morning that there was a rebate for $20 when you buy $40 worth of meat from Miller/Coors beer company. (No alcohol purchase required) I decided to look ino it but I'm really clueless when it comes to cut of meat. I know stew beef and I know burger. Not to much more. I got some sausage and stew beef and some pork chops. I was already close to $20! In my mind I figured anything I buy after this will be free after the rebate. So, I decided to rack my brain of all the recipes I'd been looking at lately and buy whatever I remember seeing a recipe for. I ended up with $40.60 cents worth. I think it was around 13 pounds of meat.

By this time I had a screaming 6 month old and headed for the check-out. Our lovely cashier, April, was there. My toddler loves her and she is always super friendly. Since the Harris Teeter opened up around the corner, my Farm Fresh price matches and accepts their coupons. I priced match some ears of corn and the Lay's potato chips. Then she rang up the rest of my order. I gave her my coupons including a Harris Teeter $20 off a $50 purchase. My grand total was......

$27.93!!!! Don't forget I get $20 back from a mail in rebate from Miller! 


See some other bloggers with their Steals and Deals

Farm Fresh Match ups 9/2

Lori has completed the match-ups for Farm Fresh over at The Coupon Consultant. There are some great deals! Stay tuned to see how I got all of
my grocerys for the week including $40 worth of meat for 7 dollars!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Free Scrubbing Bubbles Gift Pack

Hurry up and get your free Scrubbing Bubbles® Fall Cleanup Gift Pack.
It is available to the first 10,000 to respond. You must be a memeber of Right @ Home to get yours. It's free and easy to sign up. Good luck getting yours!

New printables from

New printable coupons from! And the great news is, you don't have to go anywhere to print them! They are on the right and side of my page!  See them? Right there! Hurry up and print yours now. The good ones go fast! Don't wait until you need it,  chances are it will be gone by then!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 8/31

Here is what I hope to make this week. Occasionally things change. Last week I was supposed to make spaghetti and meatballs but my husband went fishing that afternoon so it turned into a "fend for yourself" night. It happens. No big deal. I've learned to be flexible.

Monday- Meatloaf and a veggie
Tuesday- Vodoo Pasta
Wednesday- BBQ Chicken
Thursday- Leftovers
Friday- Something with Alfredo sauce? (any ideas?)
Saturday- Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Stew
Sunday- Leftovers

Yes, I know I have left overs on the list twice every week. Two reasons, the first is I always make more than we eat. Not sure why it happens but it does. The second reason is that if I don't have it on the list then we end up with a fridge full of leftovers that never gets eaten. Now if for some odd and strange reason the left overs are actually taken to work by my husband then I will add in an extra meal. That usually never happens. Well, let me know what you are having this week for dinner!

For more meal ideas visit

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Last weeks trip to Walgreens

Last week I did my first coupon trip to Walgreens. I have been wanting to give it a try but have been nervous about it. Walgreens has great deals because of their "Register Rewards". It's a piece of paper that prints from their register for you to use on a future purchase. For example this week they have Men’s Zone 6 Blade Razor System for $3.99 and you get a "Register Reward" for $3.99 making it free.

So last week I bought:
2 Listerine Agent Cool Blue's on sale 2/$8. (receive $3 RR when you buy one)
1 BOGO coupon
1 Manufacturers coupon for $1.00 off
2 Walgreen's Children's Activity Booklet coupon for $1.00 off
I paid $1.00 for both of them and then recieved $3 in register rewards.

2 Children's Benadryl on sale for 4.99 (recieve $5 RR when you buy 2)
2 Manufacturer coupon for $1 off
2 Walgreen's Children's Activity book coupon for $1 off
Total out of pocket 6.00 and received $5 in register rewards.
Like paying .49 cents a piece

Total for the whole purchase was $7.00 and I received 8 dollars in RR's for next week. Now I can buy things with my register rewards and get more register rewards with those purchases!

Leslie Loves Veggies Giveaway

Leslie Loves Veggies has a couple of great giveaways going on over at her site!
She is giving away a 6 pack of Ayayla's Herbal Water and a tote bag to one of her readers. The givaway ends on September 1st, hurry over there!! Contest ends September 8th.
She is also giving away a Fruit20 Essentials 6 pack variety sample and a tote bag.
Another giveaway she has going is from Ecover. They sell natural cleaning products. Go here to enter for that! Contest ends september 8th.
She also has up for grabs a really cool Litter Free Lunch set. Head on over to see the cool things it does! This giveaway ends September 7th.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Enter to win from Ronzoni

The people at Ronzoni are doing a free food sweepstake. Go here  to enter to win free grocery's for a year!!

My coupon binder

When I first started clipping coupons, I organized them in an accordion file. Turns out that 13 different files was not nearly enough and I spent way to long leafing through a pile of coupons. So I made my own coupon holder and filled it with something like 50 envelopes because I found that breaking it down that much worked much better for me! Well after a few months that wasn't enough either. Finally I had to break down and do the binder that I had heard so much about.

Here is a tour of my coupon binder. I have it broken down a lot. I am usually shopping with my toddler and my infant and don't have the time to stand in the aisle looking thought all of the cleaning coupons. Not to mention the fact that the longer I stand there, the more likely it is that my toddler will attempt to pull something off the shelf. Of course, it will fall and I will be yelling "clean up on aisle 6". And my luck is that he will break something that I don't have a coupon for and will have to pay full price for something I don't even like, such as a fancy jar of anchovies! So speed is essential in our shopping. In order to make things go faster I have all of my categories broken down into sub categories. Read on for more info about that.

So here is the binder I picked up at Wal-mart during a back-to-school sale. I also got a small pair of scissors, dividers, page protectors, and baseball card inserts (up at the front by the poke-mon cards) while I was at it.

In the front pocket I have my large coupons and the coupons that are for $ off $$ coupons ($10/$50).
 Here are the categories that I have written down on the page dividers and the sub categories I have written on each base ball card holder.
Firt half:

  • Canned
  • Boxed
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Jars
  • Fruit

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Veggies
  • Bread
  • Lunch Meat
  • Meat
  • Pizza
  • Frozen Dinner
  • Hot dogs/Sausage
  • Dessert/ Ice Cream

  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Biscuits
  • Other

  • Mixes
  • Spices
  • Sugar
  • Oil

  • Condiments
  • Dressing
  • Sauce
  • Syrup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Pickles/Olives

  • Cereal
  • Bread
  • Tortilla

  • Juice
  • Water
  • Coffee/Tea

  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Dried Fruit
  • Jello
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Snack Bars
  • Gum
  • Chocolate

Then I have my other products in the second half.

Paper Goods

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Plate/cups
  • Foil
  • Ziplock

  • Air freshener
  • All-Purpose
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Other

  • Stomach
  • Cold/Flu
  • Pain
  • Vitamins

  • Hand Soap
  • Hair
  • Deoderant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash/Floss
  • Whitening
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Feminine
  • Make-up
  • Lotion/Skin Care

  • Diapers/Pull-Ups
  • Wipes
  • Bath
  • Other
Home Goods

In the back I have my target store coupons and Walgreens Register Rewards.
I know its broken down alot but that is what works for me! It may not work for you. Everyone has their own style. Well that was my binder. It's still in the making and it took me alot of naptimes to get it together right. Good luck with your clipping!
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