Monday, November 30, 2009

Colgate Freebie for TEACHERS!

If you're a Teacher you can click HERE to request some FREE Kit from Colgate! It will include a DVD, book, poster, toothbrushes and toothpastes to send home with your students!

Children's Place Free shipping, 15% off and $10 Jammies!

The Children's Place is offering up FREE shipping on any order thru today, 11/30! Just use coupon code FSCM9 at checkout! Plus, they have discounted all their sleepwear, with prices started at just $10!

Use coupon code parenting119 to get an additional 15%!

If you shop through ebates, you'll get a $5 sign up bonus if you're a new member and 5% Cash back from your The Children's Place purchases! Just go here and login or register, then in the store drop down menu find The Children's Place.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Gymboree Cyber Monday - 20% off plus FREE shipping!

Today Only, get free shipping at Gymboree! No minimum purchase required. Plus receive 20% off everything even their new collections!

And don't forget, you can still earn $25 gymbucks for every $50 you spend.

Parade Magazine $2 Huggies Coupon

Diaper CouponsDon’t toss your Parade or USA Magazine from Sunday's paper if you have a little one in diapers without checking it for a Huggies coupon first! I found a $2 off Huggies Diapers coupon in my Parade Magazine! It has been reported that this coupon is also in USA Magazine as well.

Free Lady Gaga Christmas Song Download

Lady Gaga Christmas Tree MP3Get a free MP3 download of Christmas Tree by Lady GaGa featuring Space Cowboy. Plus there are a bunch of other free Christmas music downloads available.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Walgreens - Olay Lotion and Body Wash .66 each

New deal this week on Olay products at Walgreens. Buy Olay Quench Body Lotion for $7.99 and get a FREE Olay In-Shower Body Lotion ($4.99 VALUE)! Combined with coupons this can be a decent deal.

Deal Idea

Buy one Olay Ribbons body wash $2.99
Buy one Olay Quench body lotion $7.99
Buy one Olay in shower body lotion-- FREE with lotion purchase above
Use the buy Body Wash, get Lotion FREE coupon from the 11/29PG (will deduct $7.99)
And use the $1/1 in shower body lotion coupon from the 11/1PG (exp. 11/30, so only good today and tomorrow)
Final cost ONLY $1.99 for all 3 products--just $0.66 each!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

CVS Deals Nov 29- Dec 5th

Here are the best deals at CVS this week:

Buy 1 Oral B Manual Toothbrush at $2.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)

.75/1 coupon from the 10/11 or 11/29 P&G inserts

$0.24 cents after coupons and ECBs

Buy $25 worth of Gillette products, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)

Deal Idea (thanks Deal Finding Chik)
Buy 3 Gillette Deodorant - $4.49 each
Buy 3 Gillette Body Wash - $4.99 each
Use 3 FREE Body Wash WYB Deodorant coupons from 11/1PG
Use 3 $1.00/1 deodorant coupons from 11/29PG
Get back $10 ECB's
Final Price - $.47 cents for all 6 items! (That's like $.08 cents each!!)

Deal Idea
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion Razor at $9.99
Buy 2 Deodorant at $4.99
Buy 2 Body Wash at $2.99
Use $4/1 Razor from the 11/29 P&G insert
Use 2 $1/1 Deodorant from the 11/29 PG insert
Use 2 Free Body Wash When You Buy Deodorant from the 11/1 PG insert
Spend $13.97 plus tax out of pocket, Get $10 ECBs
$0.79 cents each after coupon and ECBs

Buy $20 worth of Benefiber products, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 4)
Deal Idea

Buy 4 Benefiber at $5.39 each

Use 4 $2/1 coupons here and here

.89 cents each after coupons and ECBs

Buy 2 Vicks Nyquil or Dayquil, Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)
Deal Idea
Buy 2 Vicks at $4.99 each
Use 2 $1.50/1 coupons from the 11/1 or 11/29 P&G inserts
$1.49 each after coupons and ECBs

Free bag of Catster Cat Food

Click HERE to request a coupon good for a FREE 10-12oz. bag of Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Cat Food!

Target - Command Hooks .14 each


Do you hang stuff just at Christmas time and need some cheap Command Hooks?

Command Picture Hanging Hooks (8-pk.), $2.14
$1/1 Command Hooks printable (PDF)
$1/1 Command Hooks Target printable
$0.14 after coupons! Upcoming Freebie Alert

The first 20,000 people who go HERE on December 1st and request a special coupon code will get a FREE Photo Clutch Book, FREE Pack of 25 Photo Paper Holiday Cards or FREE Photo Calender from American Greetings Photo Works!!! This deal is ONLY valid on December 1st.

Best Buy Cyber Monday Deals

Beginning today, November 29th-30th, Best Buy is offering some HOT Cyber Monday Deals online ONLY! You can click HERE to check the out! You will also get FREE shipping on purchases over $25!

Shop through Ebates HERE to get 1% cash back on your purchase!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pantene Pro-V Double Your Money Back Guarantee

The address has changed on the Pantene Pro-V Guarantee: Pantene is offering a 2x your money back guarantee (scroll down).

If you are not completely satisfied, they'll send you a check for up to $12 to purchase the product of your choice. To receive your refund:

1. Include original dated cash receipt with the purchase price circled, for a refund of 2 times
your purchase price, up to $12.
2. Include your full name and mailing address on 3x5 card.
3. Send to:
Pantene Pro-V Guarantee
Department H
Box 900048
El Paso, TX 88590-0048

Maximum refund is $12. This offer is limited to one per name, household or address and is available through 6/30/10. Questions? call 1-800-522-2106

New Free SwagBuck

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Free Holiday Music from

Here are some free MP3s from! 7 free Christmas MP3s from the album Sampler Claus.

Free Sample of Carefree and Stayfree

Special offers and coupons

Go here for a free sample of Carefree pantiliners and/or Stayfree pantiliners.

Sample arrives in 6-8 weeks!

What's in the Mail? (11/28/09)


Here's what was in my mail this week:
What was in your mail this week?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pampers Gifts to Grow - 3 Free points 11/27 Only

Are you a member of Pampers Gifts to Grow? I'm totally late at posting this, so hopefully someone visits tonight and can use it!! I just added it and it worked like a charm!

1234ABCD6789DEF (3 points)

Coupon Insert Preview: 11/29/09

clipping coupons
Usually we don't see any coupon inserts on a holiday weekend. But this weekend we get a special bonus P&G insert! There won't be many but at least there will be something!

  • $5/1 Align Product, exp. 12-31-09
  • FREE Body Spray wyb 3 Old Spice Deodorants or Body Washes, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.25/1 Charmin Bathroom Tissue, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Cover Girl Product, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 12-31-09
  • $7/1 Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal, exp. 12-31-09
  • $5/1 Crest Whitestrips Premium Pro-Effects, Daily Multicare, Daily Whitening + , exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay Beauty, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.25/1 Dawn Soap, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Febreze Air Effects, exp. 12-31-09
  • $2/1 Febreze Candle, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Febreze Flameless Luminary Refill, exp. 12-31-09
  • $3.50/1 Febreze Flameless Luminary Starter Kit, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.50/1 Fixodent Adhesive, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Gillette Body Wash, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Gillette Deodorant Product, exp. 12-31-09
  • $4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Gillette Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Gillette Shave Prep Product, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.50/1 Herbal Essences Product, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Metamucil Product, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Nice n Easy Hair Color Product, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1.50/1 Nyquil or Dayquil Product, exp. 12-31-09
  • FREE Olay Body Lotion wyb Olay Body Wash, exp. 12-31-09
  • $3/1 Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, exp. 12-31-09
  • FREE Old Spice After Shave or Cologne wyb 3 Old Spice Deodorants, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/2 Old Spice Deodorants or Body Washes, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Old Spice Fragrance Gift Set, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Oral-B Floss Picks, Oral-B Satin Floss or Any Crest Glide Product, exp. 12-31-09
  • $5/1 Oral-B Refill, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/2 Oral-B Stages or Zooth Manual or Power Toothbrushes, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/2 Oral-B Stages or Zooth or Kid’s Crest Toothpastes or Liquid Gels, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 12-31-09
  • $2/1 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruisers or Extra Protection, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/2 Pantene Products, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Pantene Styling Product or Treatment, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.50/1 Pepto-Bismol, exp. 12-31-09
  • $1/1 Prilosec OTC, exp. 12-31-09
  • $3/1 Prilosec OTC, exp. 12-31-09
  • $7/2 Prilosec OTC, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.25/3 Puff’s, exp. 12-31-09
  • $3/1 PUR Flavor Options System, exp. 12-31-09
  • $3/1 PUR Pitcher or Faucet Mount Replacement Filter Multi-Pack or Refrigerator Filter 1-Pack, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.75/1 Scope Mouthwash, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.35/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.35/1 Tide-to-Go, exp. 12-31-09
  • $0.55/1 Vick’s, exp. 12-31-09

Jewel - Free RedBox Movie Rental Code


From 11/29/09 - 1/3/10 at Jewel, Buy any one Kraft Singles and two Campbell's Condensed Tomato soups and receive a code for a Free One-night DVD Rental from Redbox. Qualifying purchases must be made in a single transaction. Promotion code will print at the register and expires 4 weeks after. Limit 1 code per transaction.

Black Friday Deals


Did you go out shopping this morning? I'm still at home in my PJs decorating but would LOVE to know what bargains you scored!! Leave a comment below so I can get my bargain high through your shopping!! - $5 Magazine Subscriptions

Real Simple Magazine $5 SubscriptionAmazon is having a blowout magazine sale through 12/1, with 10 popular magazine subscriptions priced at only $5!

Magazines include:

  • Real Simple
  • Sports Illustrated Kids
  • SmartMoney
  • PEOPLE StyleWatch
  • Popular Science
  • Travel + Leisure
  • Food & Wine
  • House Beautiful
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Southern Living

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Free Swag Buck

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Code is available on the Swagbucks Blog. Code good until 9pm tonight PST.

Not a member of Swagbucks yet? Join here!! - Best Buy $15 Gift Card Instant Win

MyCokeRewards Best Buy $15 Instant Win GameI told you how I love playing the My Coke Rewards instant win games because you don't HAVE to spend your points to play them! You can get free entries through an alternative method...and they have lots of prizes to give away.

I just snagged another one of these $15 Best Buy Gift Cards! This is the 3rd time this year they have run this contest. You can play up to 5 times a day -Limit 1 win per household. Here's how to play without using your points:

  • Visit
  • Create or log into your account.
  • Click on Spend your points in the top navigation and choose instant win games.
  • Click on the link to the rules at the bottom of the game listing for Best Buy $15 Gift Card.
  • Scroll down until you see rule 5C.
  • Click on the link, Click here under alternate method of entry.
  • Type in the security code as shown and click Submit.
  • Note: you may want to get all of your 5 turns by going back to the rules link and clicking on the link 4 more times now instead of doing it after you play the game once.
  • Then close that window and click on the game to play.
  • Click Enter.
  • Click next to, I'll use my free entry, and click Submit.

  • Game ends 12/15/09! Good luck and let me know if you win!

    Walgreens - Black Friday starts today

    Below are a few highlights from Walgreen's Black Friday ad. You can view the complete list at MyFrugalAdventures.

    Aquafresh Toothpaste $1.99
    Get $1.99 Register Reward
    Final Price: Free

    Dove Ultimate Deodorant $3.99
    Get $3.99 Register Reward
    Use $2/1 HERE
    Final Price: $2 Moneymaker

    Right Guard Sport $2.49
    Get $2.49 Register Reward
    Final Price: FREE

    Infusium Hair Care $4.99
    Get $4.99 Register Reward
    Use $2/1 from 11/22 SS
    Final Price: $2 moneymaker!

    CVS Trip 11/26/09

    Ran over to CVS this morning. There were 2 deals in the ad that were not in the preview.

    Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler $2.99, Get $2 ECB (limit 3)
    BOGO coupon from 10/11 P&G
    Final Price: 2 for free + $1 profit!

    Colgate Total Advance Toothpaste 4 oz, $2.88, Get $2 ECB (limit 2)
    $1/1 coupon from 11/8 SS
    Final Price: Free

    I had $27.99 in ECBs to roll and here's what got (excuse the un-grouted tile, it's still a work in progress):


    Transaction 1
    1 Herbal Essences Shampoo ($2.99 got $2 ECB)
    -Used $1/1 Facebook Fan mailer
    1 Herbal Essences Styler ($2.99 got $2 ECB)
    -Used Buy One Shampoo get a free styler 10/11 P&G
    2 Bic soleil razors ($6.99 got $5 eb)
    -Used $2 bic soleil refillable razor handle or cartridge refill, any ss 11/15/09
    1 Colgate 360 toothbrush ($2.99 g0t $2 eb)
    1 Degree ultra clear for women ($4 got $4 eb)
    -Used $1.25 degree absolute protection, clinical protection, fine fragrance or ultra clear 9/13/09
    2 Hershey's Bliss Bar ($.89 got $.89)
    -Used BOGO hersheys bliss bar ss 9/20/09
    1 M&M Mini Tube ($1.59 got $1.59)
    1 St. Ives body wash ($3.99 g0t $3 eb)
    -Used $1 st. ives any body wash or body polish ss 11/15/09
    1 Vaseline sheer infusion lotion ($7.99 g0t $7.99 eb)
    1 CVS purse size hand santizer $1.99
    Used $5/$30 printable available for taking a short quiz on Medicare-D.
    Used $23.99 in ECBs
    Paid $6.10 on a gift card ($4.43 was tax eek!)
    Got back 33.47 in ECBs - Net Profit of $3.38

    Transaction 2
    1 Magnavox universal remote ($6.99 got $6.99 eb)
    1 Philips earbuds ($6.99 g0t $6.99 eb)
    1 Schick quattro razor ($9.99 got $8 eb)
    -Used $2 schick quattro titanium razor, trimmer, or refill 11/22 ss
    Used $21.97 from transaction above
    Paid $2.40 on a gift card (all tax!!)
    Got back $21.98 in ECBs - Final price $2.40 which was all tax

    Final Net total for both transactions - Profit of .98.
    Savings of $81.98!

    How'd you make out at CVS today?

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    CVS Black Friday Tomorrow

    Just a reminder that this sale start tomorrow! Most stores open at 7 am! Get your coupons clipped and ready! Lots of freebies!

    There is a $5/$30 printable available for taking a short quiz on Medicare-D.

    Bic soleil razor $6.99 get $5 eb limit 2
    -$2 bic soleil refillable razor handle or cartridge refill, any ss 11/15/09

    Colgate 360 toothbrush $2.99 get $2 eb limit 1

    Degree ultra clear for women $4 get $4 eb limit 1
    -$.75 degree (not including absolute, ultra clear, fine fragrance or clinical) v (nestle) 9/13/09
    -$1.25 degree absolute protection, clinical protection, fine fragrance or ultra clear v (nestle) 9/13/09

    Dynapop energy shots $4.99 get $4.99 eb limit 2

    Hershey's/reese's singles $.89 get $.89 eb limit 1
    -$.79 off 2 hersheys bliss bar, 1.3oz (bogo up to $.79) ss 9/20/09

    Just for men touch of grey $8.99 get $8.99 eb limit 1

    Magnavox universal remote $6.99 get $6.99 eb limit 1

    Mars king size bars $1.59 get $1.59 eb limit 1

    Philips earbuds $6.99 get $6.99 eb limit 1

    Schick quattro razor or 4 ct refill $9.99 get $8 eb limit 1
    -$2 schick quattro titanium razor, trimmer, or refill 11/22 ss
    -$2 schick quattro for women or intution plus razor or refill 11/22 ss
    -$1 schick disposable razor 11/22 ss

    St. Ives body wash 16 oz $3.99 get $3 eb limit 1
    -$1 st. ives any body wash or body polish ss 11/15/09

    Vaseline sheer infusion lotion $7.99 get $7.99 eb limit 1
    -$.50 vaseline lotion, any 200ml+ except renewal or glow v 10/18/09 or v 11/15/09
    -$1 vaseline lotion, any 200ml+ except renewal or glow v 10/18/09
    -$1 vaseline sheer infusion body lotion, any (manufacturer's coupon)reinventing beauty magazine

    Try Me Free Rebate - Alouette Baby Brie Cheese

    Alouette Baby Brie FREE After Rebate
    Try the new Alouette Baby Brie Wedge or Alouette Smoked Baby Brie Wedge FREE after rebate!

    Expires 12/31/09.

    Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!

    Jewel Trip 11/25/09

    I had $15 in catalinas expiring today and with no new deals to roll them into, I had to bite the bullet and spend them! I did need to pick up a few more things for what I'm making for Thanksgiving at the ILs tomorrow but tried to make the most of it. Here's what I got:


    I paid $2.92 oop for everything pictured above. But I also used up those $15 in cats so my net total was $17.92 which is far less impressive LOL!

    Deals worth noting:
    • Since I had to spend $15 in catalinas, I just went ahead and made a $20 purchase so I could use the $10 off turkey coupon. My turkey was $10.76, so just .76 after coupon.
    • French's Seasoning Mixes are on sale for .79. In the Jewel preferred card update booklet from this summer, there was a $1/2 French's Seasoning coupon, which made them .29 each. Plus when you buy 2, you get a .50 OYNO catalina. Final Price just .09 for 2! (this catalina deal reportedly goes through 11/27).
    • Arnold 100% soft bread is BOGO for $3.19. In the same Jewel preferred card update booklet there are coupons for $1/1 Arnold bread. If you and the hubby both got a book, use 2 coupons and get both loaves for $1.19 or .59 each!
    • Birdseye steamer veggies are still .97, use the .35 coupon from 11/15 or 10/18 SS and get them for .65 each.
    • I used a catalina coupon for a FREE box of Milk Bone Dog biscuits that I received from a previous purchase. This is why I mentioned you should always check your catalinas because it was a total surprise. I used this today to bump up my total for my turkey purchase without really spending any extra money.
    • Kraft dressing is on sale for $2, I had a tearpad coupon that I grabbed over the summer for $1.50/1 - made it only .50!

    Ace Hardware - 50% off one item under $30


    Use the coupon here to get 50% off any one item under $30 at Ace Hardware. Coupon is valid Saturday November 28th ONLY.

    Free Chicago Area Museum Adventure Passes with your Library Card

    I just saw this at our local library - Use your library card to receive FREE admission or a special discount at 17 Chicago area cultural destinations!

    Libraries from three Illinois Regional Library Systems – Dupage (DLS), Metropolitan (MLS), and North Suburban (NSLS) Library Systems - are participating in the Museum Adventure Pass program. Start your Museum Adventure by visiting your public library to check out a pass. Passes are restricted to registered borrowers of each library. The loan period is SEVEN DAYS, and will expire after the date printed on the pass. Go here to find a participating library.

    Visit any of the following places (each pass admits 4 people except where noted):
    • Arlington Heights Museum
    • Bronzeville Children's Museum (admits 2)
    • Brookfield Zoo (admits 2)
    • Cantigny Park (admits 1 car)
    • Chicago Botanic Gardens (admits 1 car)
    • Cuneo Museum and Garden
    • Elgin History Museum
    • Elgin Public Museum
    • Graue Mill and Museum
    • Hellenic Museum
    • Kidswork Children's Museum (admits 2)
    • Kohl's Children's Museum (admits 2)
    • Lake County Discovery Museum (admits 2)
    • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
    • Morton Arboretum
    • Oriental Institute Museum
    • St. Charles Heritage Museum
    Passes are limited to general admission. Program is valid until August 31, 2010!

    Walgreens - Free Toberone Chocolate


    Toblerone Chocolate bars are ringing up at 2 for $3 - this is not advertised and they are tagged at $2.29 each (be sure to price check before you buy). You can get 2 free if you have 2 sets of this week's Smart Source inserts.

    Buy 2 use (2) $1 off one coupon from this Sunday's 11/22 Smart Source insert and the $1/2 Walgreens coupon in the November coupon booklet ( available in store this booklet should be with the weekly ads ).

    Thanks Abundant Food Savings!

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009

    $5 off any $5 Hallmark Purchase

    One of the places I get my coupons from are magazines. The following magazines have a Hallmark Coupon good for $5 off a $5 purchase in this month's issue!!!

    Better Homes and Garden
    Country Living Dec/Jan - after pg 96
    Family Circle after page 48
    Martha Stewart Living - December issue-Page 74
    Oprah December issued - Page 119
    Parents-between pages 84 and 85 ($10 off a story book)
    Real Simple December Issue
    Southern Living - December issue, insert after page 62
    Taste Of Home Dec/Jan issue, insert after page 42
    Woman's Day December Issue - Page 33

    Arby's $5.01 Giveaway ends 12/27

    Play the new Arby's $5.01 Combos Worth Every Penny Giveaway for a chance to win one of over 1,200 gift cards. There are lots of $5.01 gift card winners so hopefully it will be easy to win!

    Daily Entry Period Prizes:
  • (35) FIRST PRIZES (awarded one (1) per Entry Period): A check for $500.01 in winner's name. ARV: $500.01
  • (210) SECOND PRIZES (awarded six (6) per Entry Period): A $50.01 Arby's gift card
  • (1050) THIRD PRIZES (awarded thirty (30) per Entry Period): A $5.01 Arby's gift card

  • Prize Limit:
    One (1) prize per person

    Free Sample of Seventh Generation Dryer Sheets

    Did you sign up with Seventh Generation for yesterday's dish soap sample (no longer available)? Today they are offering a new sample for Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender Softener Sheets. Sign up or log in here. If you were logged in yesterday the sign up process goes very quickly. These are only available for a limited time.

    Sample arrives in 4-8 weeks.

    Thanks Mashup Mom!

    Swagbucks Gift Card Blowout 11/27-1/1

    Are you a member of Swagbucks? Starting Friday November 27th through January 1st, every day Swagbucks will drastically cut the price of a gift card to much less than they normally have these cards at and you can scoop up as many as 2 for far less than their full price. Some gift cards may be the blow out gift card of the day more than once and at different blowout prices.

    If you've been saving up, this might be a good time to get more for your swagbucks! If you aren't a member yet, its easy to sign up here! Earn swagbucks for searching what you'd normally search on google anyway!

    Monday, November 23, 2009

    Walgreens Trip 11/23/09

    I don't shop at Walgreens often anymore, since they discontinued their Easy Saver Rebate program and their register rewards expire so quickly, but I do make a trip every so often and this morning I made a quick stop. You check out all of this week's deals at Common Sense with Money.


    I paid $7.50 for everything pictured above and left with a $3 oyno catalina - Net cost: $4.50.

    Here are the deals that I did (transaction 1):

    Vanity Fair plates Buy One Get One $3.79. Used 1 BOGO Vanity Fair Plates from October All You Magazine. Final Price: FREE

    Hormel Chili .99 ea - Used $2/3 from 10/18 SS. Final Price: .97 for 3 or .32 each.

    Hunts Tomato Sauce .39 ea with in ad coupon - Used $1/3 from Conagra Recession game. Final Price: .27 for 3 or .09 each.

    5 Boxes of Nabisco crackers (Wheat Thins & Ritz) $2 each. Get a $3 RR (register reward) wyb 5. Used $3/4 tearpad from the grocery store and $2/1 Wheat Thins from Kraft First Taste (You could also use the $1/1 from 11/8 instead if you have enough). Paid $5, plus got $3 RR. Final Price: $2 for 5 boxes.

    NOTE: You could also do the above cracker deal twice (in two transactions so you get 2 register rewards) and then send in for the $10 Jingle in Your Holiday Rebate.

    Second Transaction:

    2 Theraflu on sale 2/$10.00, get $3.00 RR on two. Used $3.00/2 from 10/18 SS (or you could print $2.00/1 here). Use $2.00 off from the Walgreens Oct. Healthy Savings booklet (which will take off $2 for each one). Final Price $3.

    I used the $3 register reward from first transaction to bring down my total to zero. I had to throw in a holiday pencil so I could use a 3rd coupon since at walgreens you must have one item for every coupon including oyno catalinas. I paid .66 and left with another $3 catalina for a future shopping trip from the Theraflu.

    Free Sample of Seventh Generation Dish Soap


    Login or sign up here to request a free sample of Seventh Generation dish detergent.

    Sample will arrive in 4-8 weeks.

    Thanks Money Saving Mom!

    Free American Greetings Photobook with free shipping (first 25,000)


    The first 25,000 people to go here and use coupon code BONNIE at checkout to get a complete free American Greetings Photo Book ($39.95 value) with free shipping compliments of the Bonnie Hunt Show.

    Update: I just finished my book and ordered at 10:43 PM 11/23 using this code and it still worked. I will warn you however the site was running VERY slow and it took about 2 hours to complete one book.

    Thank Money Saving Mom!

    Coupon Tip: Where to get coupons! 11/23/09


    So I was chatting with my bestie last night and she seemed to think that when I post my deals that I use a bunch of obscure coupons that other people might not have, so it would be hard for them to duplicate the same scenarios. And while this may be true (that I have more coupons or different coupons then the average bear) it's only because I am aware that they are there and take them when I see them. So this week's coupon tip is all about WHERE I get my coupons so that you will be more aware and can get them too (but be sure to leave some behind for me)!

    Newspaper Inserts - I suspect this is where most people get coupons from - right in your Sunday newspaper! So before you recycle it, make sure to grab your inserts out and flip through to see what's inside. I told you in my very first coupon tip that you should ALWAYS save your inserts after you clip what you know you are going to use. Most of the time I find coupons I need by going back to previous week's or month's coupons! When you are trying to find older coupons most blogs/coupon databases will use lingo like SS (Smartsource), RP (Red Plum) or GM (General Mills). This refers to which insert that week the coupon was in and remember the date of the week is always printed on the spine of the insert!

    In Store Blinkies - "Blinkies" are the black machines that spit out coupons usually in front of a product. We call them blinkies because of the little light on the side that blinks. These are changed out every month, so if you see one you know you will use be sure to take what you need because it might not be there when you go back. Since Blinkies are put out by Smartsource, they are usually similar to ones that are offered in the Smartsource newspaper insert.

    In Store Tearpads - These are coupons right on the shelves in your grocery, drugstore or convenience store and you can tear off as many as you think you might need. Tearpads are great because often times they are coupons that are never offered in newspaper inserts and often are available near the time that product is about to go on sale. I urge you to take as many as you need because most of the time they have long expiration dates and disappear quickly, but never take the whole kind to the couponer behind you and leave some! You probably walk by these all the time without even knowing it! I listed some recent tearpads I found at the store in a post last week. A great place to find tearpads too is in the liquor department. Be sure to read the fine print to find the ones that no alcohol purchase is required!

    In Store Peelies - Peelies are coupons that are stuck right to the item that you are going to buy and you have to peel it off to use it (hence the name peelies). Peelies are also often found on things that do not have insert coupons frequently (like oreos!) And often times peelies are TMF (try me free) rebates, which means you can send in your receipt and UPC and get a rebate for the full amount back!

    In Store Hangtags - Find these hanging on the necks of products. You will find them on jams/jellies, olive oil, pickles, condiments, cleaning products and lots of other items...usually anything in a jar or a bottle.

    In Store Booklets - These will usually be associated with some sort of display or promotion. Kraft, Nabisco, Kelloggs, General Mills, Reynolds and a few other big package goods companies often put out booklets of coupons. Always give those big displays a good once over!

    Catalinas and Store Receipts - A recent coupon tip was to remind you to always check the bottom of your receipt and the catalinas you receive at the end of your shopping trip (not forgetting ones that are left behind in carts or on the ground too)! You'll find $ off your next shopping trip, coupons for free items or coupons off products you regularly buy!

    Inside Packaging - Sometimes there is some kind of indication on the box that there is a coupon inside, but most of the time we find out that its in there because another couponer has purchased that item, opened it and found it (and then posted it on the blog for the rest of us to read).

    Directly from the Company - Last week's coupon tip was about emailing your favorite companies to compliment (or complain if warranted) about products you use. You will often be added to a mailing list that will send you coupons periodically or you may get a special one time mailing (sometimes with a coupon for a free item!). Many companies also offer printable coupons on their websites or within their email subscriptions.

    Printable Coupons Online - There are a ton of resources for printing coupons online. Most places however have a limit of 2 per computer. Some of the places I print coupons from:
    Electronic Coupons - Many stores offer services to add electronic coupons right to your store card (no clipping needed). Jewel offers Avenu Savings and Dominicks offers cellfire, shortcuts and P&G eSaver. I plan to do separate post on these in the coming weeks.

    Magazines - My favorite magazine for coupons is All You. There are many coupons featured in each issue sometimes over $100 worth. Coupons can be found in pretty much all magazines though - Parents, Parenting, Kraft Food & Family, Oprah, People all have coupons often.

    Samples - Know all those samples I post about? More times than not, there is usually a coupon that comes with it.

    Word of Mouth Marketing Companies - I posted about Places you should sign up for when I started this blog. There are several word of mouth marketing companies out there that will send you coupons for products so that you can try them and share with your friends like VocalPoint, SheSpeaks, BzzAgent, Houseparty, Psst and Kraft First Taste.

    Instant Win Games - Some instant win games offer free product coupons...I've played and won coupons for free candy bars, jars of salsa, Kraft/Nabisco products and more!

    Random Places - You really never know where you might find coupons...I always keep an eye out for them. I sometimes find them at my dentist office, pediatrician and my child's preschool.

    I'm sure I've forgotten some of my sources for coupons...but the key is being resourceful and keeping your eyes open. Let me know if there is somewhere you get coupons that I forgot about and I'll add it to the list!