Thursday, December 31, 2009

Jewel Trip 12/31/09: P&G Catalina Deal

I made a quick stop at Jewel today. Those NYE shoppers were in full force that for sure!

Rolled my P&G cat and picked up some extra groceries in order to use the $5/$50 on the front of this weeks ad. Here's what I got for the P&G Deal:


Here's how it breaks down:
1 Bounty Paper Towels - $11.99 (reg $14.99)
1 40 ct Tampax - $4.99 (reg $5.99)
1 20 ct Tampax - $3.49 (reg $3.49)
1 Crest Toothpaste - $1.99 (reg $3.19)
Total - $22.46 ($27.66)
Used .25/1 Bounty from 12/27 P&G
Used 1 BOGO Tampax from 12/27 P&G
Used $1/1 Tampax from P&G Year of Savings booklet
Used $1/1 Crest from P&G Year of Savings booklet
Used $10 cat from previous deal
Total $6.72 oop plus tax!

If you want to read more about this current deal, go here!

2009 Instant Win Round Up!


What did you win playing FREE instant win games or sweepstakes this year? This was the first year I really got into playing instant win games online (and signing up for sweepstakes online and in store)...I'm happy with what I won this year, but next year I hope to win even more!

One of the best sites out there for links to instant win games is Sweeties Sweeps (click on Other games, instant wins). I also like to play games that are posted in the Contest Creek on Fishing for Deals. Check them out if you are interested in playing along with me!

I think for the new year I am going to do a monthly Winner's Round Up post...I'll share what I've won and you can share too! I love winning vicariously through others :)!

Here's what I snagged in 2009:
(1) $15 Kraft Coupons
(7) $25 Visa gift card from
(2) Free Mars Candy Bar
(5) Free Jar Pace Salsa
(1) $5 Subway gift card
(2) $25 Visa from Huggies Enjoy the Ride
(1) Char-Broil Grill - Jewel/Osco in-store raffle
(3) $15 Best Buy gift card
(1) $10 Best Buy Pitch In gift card
(2) 100 Bonus Box Tops
(1) $10 Red Robin gift card
(1) Playstation 3 NCAA Football 10 Game
(1) $5 Home Depot gift card
(1) $30 Giftcode
(1) 2 Movie Passes Hollywood Movie Money
(1) Free Appetizer/Dessert TGI Fridays

That's $330 in gift card prizes!! Leave a comment below and let us know what YOU won!

Free Sample of Bounce Dryer Sheets for Sam's Club Members

Go here and click on Try a Sample to request a free sample of Bounce Dryer sheets from Sam's club. Membership number is required so you must be a member.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

ConAgra Foods $17 Coupon Booklet

ConAgra Foods has a new coupon booklet available! Just copy and paste the link below in your browser and you’ll be able to request one! Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards - Another Free 5 Pt Code

These codes just keep rolling in! Here's a new code from Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards worth 5 points:


This Sunday's Coupons

Organizing Coupons

There will be FIVE inserts this weekend - 2 Smart Source, 2 Red Plum and 1 General Mills!! In years past the first week of the year has the BEST coupons! Usually lots of high value and long expiration dates to start the new year out right! If you are trying to decide if you want to start buying extra papers this would be the weekend to do it! Remember Sunday papers are available for $1 at Menards and Dollar Tree (go on Saturday as I'm sure these will sell out).

Here are the coupons I'm most excited about:
  • Finish Quantum Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs – $2.50 off any 1 (x1/31). I stock up on my Dishwasher detergent at this time each year when this coupon comes out! Paired with a sale, this will make almost free if not super cheap dishwasher detergent!
  • Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer – BOGO up to $3.99 value (x2/28)...this would make 2 free for a BOGO sale and according to Mashup Mom, these are part of a Bonus ECB deal at CVS.
  • Nivea Lip Care 0.17 oz – BOGO up to $3.99 value –(x1/17) ... these have been on sale at Dominick BOGO in the past making 2 Free!
  • Johnson’s Baby product – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/15)...this makes Buddie Bars FREE at most retailers (Target, CVS, Walgreens)
Plus many others that will be helpful should a catalina or register reward deal come up for many items that usually go on sale.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Target - Method Hand Soap .54 each


I forgot to mention I saw Method holiday scented handsoaps on a clearance end cap near household items marked down to $2.54. Use this $2/1 coupon to get them for .54 each. You can print 2 coupons per computer!

Become a Fan of Subway on Facebook and enter to win a $50 gift card

Become a fan of Subway on Facebook and enter to win a $50 giftcard. December 28th-January 24th, Subway will be giving away 10 $50 Subway Gift Cards each week to their Facebook Fans! Winners are drawn on Mondays and you need to re-enter each week! Just click on the Sweepstakes tab to enter.

Good luck and let me know if you win!

Jewel Trip 12/30/09: P&G Catalina Deal and more scenarios

If you want to read more about this current deal, go here!

Sometimes with these catalina deals you get spoiled because your oop (out of pocket) is so low. This unfortunately is not one of those times so I end up feeling I spent too much (which in reality is ridiculous compared to what most people spend on the same items). At any rate, here's what I got:


I paid $6.33 for everything pictured above ($2 of it was tax!!) Since I don't really need the dish soap it felt like a lot for just the toilet paper but what's done is done, right? Here's how it breaks down:

2 Charmin Toilet paper - $14.98 ($17.98)
3 Dawn Direct Foam $7.50 ($8.25)
Total: $22.48 ($26.23)
Use - 2 $1/1 Charmin from P&G savings booklet
Use - 2 $1/1 Charmin Jewel STORE coupon from preferred card update booklet
Use - 3 $1.50/1 Dawn Direct Foam from Home Made Simple Mailer
Used $10 cat from previous deal
Total - $3.98 oop plus tax

Here are some more scenario options that have been reported to be working on Couponer's Wanted:

1 Dawn Direct Foam $2.75/$2.50
1 Bounce Sheets $5.99/$5.49
4 Gillette Hydragels $4.29/$2.99 ($17.16/$11.96)
Total $25.90/$19.95
Use 4 $1.50 Gillette Shave Gel from 12/28
Use 1 $1 Bounce from P&G Year In Savings Book
Use 1 $1.50 Dawn Direct Foam from Home Made Simple Book
Total is $11.45 plus tax, get back $10 cat ($1.45 plus tax after cat)

1 Pampers $9.99
1 Olay Body Wash $7.99 / $5.49
1 Olay Lotion $7.49
Total $25.47 / $22.97
Use $2 Pampers from 12/27 (or home mailer)
Use $1 Olay Product from 12/27
Use Free lotion wyb Olay Wash from 11/29 P&G
Pay $12.48 plus tax, get back $10 ($2.48 plus tax after cat)

2 40ct Tampax 5.99/4.99
2 20ct Tampax 3.49/3.49
2 Crest 3.19/1.99
Total 25.34/20.94
Use 2 Buy One Get One Tampax from 12/27 P&G
Use 2 $1/1 Crest from 12/27 P&G
Pay $11.96 plus tax and get back $10 ($1.96 plus tax after cat)

Target - Christmas 75% off and get ready for the Toy Clearance!


Stopped at Target today and the Christmas clearance was marked down to 75% off...that means it will go 90% Friday (if they are open) or Saturday for sure. I picked up quite a few wrapping items and stocking stuffers for next year and saved $84.71!! Here are some of the prices of things I got:
  • Hickory Farms Sausage gifts - $1.24-$3.74 (depending on the size of the box)
  • Holiday treat bags - .49
  • Holiday Pokemon Card set - $1.24
  • Holiday Gift bags - .25-.37 each
  • Fisher Price Trio Airplane - $1.24
  • Club Penquin Animals - $2.49
  • Bag of mini Pez refills - $1.19
  • Gift Tags - .74
  • Mini Bicycle Playing cards - .25
  • Mario Kart trading cards and poster - .74
Also, took a stroll through the toy department (I know, we all need more toys like we need a whole in the head, but I shop Targets Bi-Annual toy sale for all my easter bunny, santa and bday party stockpile)! Lots of items are already 30% off. It usually goes 75% off the second week or so in January, but its a great time to just check out what is being clearanced so you know what might be interested in when the time comes.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards - Free 5 Pt Code

Here's a new code from Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards worth 5 points:


Thanks Mashup Mom!

Earth's Best Diapers $1.50 a pack at BRU and TRU


January 1-3, 2010, Babies R' Us and Toys R' Us will have packages of Earth's Best diapers priced at $5 per package. Use the $1.50/1 coupon here to get them for $3.50 each after the coupon.

UPDATE: There is ALSO a $2/1 store coupon here that you can stack with this deal to get them for $1.50 each!!

There is a limit of three per customer and you can only print one coupon per computer so you will need to ask some friends and family for help on this one if you want to take full advantage!

New coupons found in Jewel today

Organizing Coupons

I found some new coupons while shopping at Jewel today that you should keep an eye out for!

$8 in Holiday Savings from Coca-Cola (all expire 1/31/10) includes:
  • $1/2 Coke Twin packs or any 4 2 Liters
  • $1/3 Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing or Dip Mixes
  • $1/1 Pillsbury Crescent
  • $3/1 Hormel Cure 81 Ham
  • $1/2 Glad food storage or trash bags
  • $1/1 produce item wyb Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
Save $3 on Morningstar Farms (these have been out before but it was a new pad)
  • 4 .75/1 Morningstar Farms Veggie Foods Product per sheet (expires 2/28/10)

Free Sample Natural Nibbles Dog Treats

Go HERE to request a FREE Natural Nibbles Dog Treats Sample! I had a little trouble with submitting this form (got an error message) but after a couple tries I got to the thank you page.

CVS Trip 12/29/09 - A few more freebies for this week!

I read over on Deal Finding Chik this morning about a couple more freebies and I was headed by a CVS anyway so I made a quick stop. Here's what I got:


I paid .60 on a gift card, used $1 in ECBs and got back $3 in ECBs for a net profit of $1.40!
  • Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap is on sale for .99 each. If you requested a Home Made Simple book in November when I posted about it, look for a $1/1 Hand Renewal dish soap coupon. Final Price - FREE! I just posted this morning a new link for this coupon booklet so if you didn't order last time, be sure to head on over and order one now!
  • Biore Skin Preservation Wash - $4.00 (on clearance). Look for UPC 019100136793 ONLY! You can check the price at the scanner, my store did not have it marked as clearance and was tagged $7.99). Use $3.00/1 coupon from 10/11 SS Get back $3 ECB WYB 1 (limit 1) Final Price - FREE! Plus $2 MM!

Jewel Trip 12/29/09: P&G Catalina Deal

Made a quick stop today for the P&G Catalina deal and discovered that the Oil of Olay Body Wash is actually on sale for $5.49! Here's what I got:


I paid $1.99 for everything in the above picture (it was ALL tax)!

2 Oil of Olay Quench Body Wash - $5.49 (reg $7.99 ea)
2 Oil of Olay Quench Lotion - $7.49 ea
Total $27.97
Use 2 Buy one Body Wash get one lotion from 11/29 P&G
Used 1 $1/1 Body Wash from 12/28 P&G
Used $10 Catalina from previous purchase
Final cost $1.99 and got back $10 (this did dip into the tax so I needed the override key)

I also plan to send in for this rebate and hopefully will get back $14.98, $12.99 moneymaker!

HomeMade Simple $35 coupon book


The HomeMade Simple coupon booklet with over $35 in coupons for P&G products is available again. Go here to sign up!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Sign up for Betty Crocker Newsletter and Get a Free Yo-Plus Yogurt

Sign up for the Betty Crocker Newsletter and you'll get a coupon for a free YoPlus Yogurt sample. This is for new subscribers only and is not valid in CA, ID, LA, MN, NJ, NV, or TN.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Monday, December 28, 2009

LeapFrog $4/1 Tag Reader Book

Here's a printable that might come in handy for the upcoming Target Toy clearance (or any other store toy clearance for that matter). $4/1 off any LeapFrog Tag Reader Book (its on page 3 for me).

On the same page is a coupon for $5/1 Leapster Game. These games are BOGO at Toys R Us this week, print 2 coupons and you''ll pay just $7.50 per game!

Buy 2 Leapster games $24.99 each
Minus B1G1 FREE sale= $24.99 for both
Use 2 $5/1 coupons here
Final Price: $7.50 per game!

Sign up for a new word of mouth marking company


There is a new word-of-mouth marketing program called Go here to sign up, once you complete your profile you’re eligible for campaigns that they affectionately call missions. There have been reports that sign ups today have received an offer for a free bottle of One-A-Day VitaCraves right away. I did not - I received a Get to Know mission which is basically to spread the word about the program - so I'm spreading the word! Like with the other word-of-mouth programs, once you accept a mission you’re supposed to try the product and share your opinion of it with others.

Here's what you get out of it:
  • Knowing your opinions can make a real difference
  • Access to products and services, sometimes before the general public
  • Complimentary product samples or access to services so you can experience them for yourself
  • Exclusive perks—both Status (privileged access to campaigns) and Stuff (rewards and other little surprises)

Thanks Mashup Mom!

Coupon Tip (12/28/09) - Electronic Coupon Savings


Did you know there are electronic coupon savings that you can add to your store savings cards online and the deduction will automatically come off at the time of purchase (as long as you remember to have them scan your loyalty card)? Since I used some of these savings today on my trip to Dominick's I thought I would make it this week's coupon tip to make sure you are taking advantage of ALL the coupon savings available to you.

The best part about Electronic Coupon Savings is that they can be used in addition to traditional clipable coupons. This helps to double your savings!!

Avenu Savings (available for Jewel) - Enter your card number to activate your savings. You MUST check and activate each day before you shop for the savings to automatically be deducted. Offers change on a mid week and weekly basis. Right now my Avenu has $1/1 Febreeze product that would work great with the Jewel P&G catalina deal because I could also use a $1/1 coupon making my total savings $2 off one item! You might remember Avenu terminals being at the front of Jewel stores and you would scan your card and it would print out a sheet of the available savings. It works the same way, except that you do it all online! Sometimes there are limits for the amount of discounts you can use (i.e. 2 per visit) but the savings stays for the duration of the week.

Cellfire (available for Dominicks) - Program hooks up to your cellphone but you don't have to download the cell application to be able to load the electronic savings to your Dominick's loyalty card. New savings available for 2 weeks and don't expire for a month, so sometimes you can have multiples of the same offer added to your card at the same time and they BOTH will come off your purchase (like today I had 2 Pillsbury Refrigerated cookie dough for $1/2, one that I added 2 weeks ago and 2 that I added today and they BOTH came off). Plus you can combine with a regular clipable coupon too! Once you use the discount it disappears from your card but if it comes back you can re-add it!

Shortcuts (available for Dominicks) - Add savings to your Dominick's card. Works the same way as Cellfire does. You can combine a regular coupon with these electronic savings also. Once you use the discount it disappears from your card but if it comes back you can re-add it!

P&G eSaver (available for Dominicks) - Limit one use per savings added to card. You can also combine a regular coupon with this e-savings.

Softcoin (available for Dominicks) - Limit one use per savings added to card. You can also combine a regular coupon with this e-savings.

See all past coupon tips here!

Dominick's Trip 12/28/09

Went to Dominick's today in an attempt to use the 4 FREE Breakfast coupons available on the front of their Sunday Ad (Free OJ, Free Eggs, Free Bacon and a Free loaf of bread), but I didn't take into account the instant store deductions would count against me from the crackers so I was short...and I was already holding up the line so I just told them to take those items off my order. Here's what I did end up getting:


I paid $5.22 for everything in the picture above (savings of $81.81 or 96%)!! I will send in for the $10 Kraft Jingle Your Holiday Rebate for a total net profit of $4.78!

Here is a breakdown of the deals above:
  • Nabisco crackers through 1/7/09 are Save $5 when you buy 5 boxes. Triscuts and Wheat Thins are $1 ea wyb 5 and Ritz are $1.50 wyb 5. I purchased 8 Triscuts and 2 Ritzs for a total of $11. Used 2 $3/4 Nabisco cracker Qs from the liquor department (Jewel) and 2 $1/1 from 11/8 SS. Final price $3 will send in for $10 rebate!
  • 2 Holiday Pillsbury Cookies on sale 2/$3. Used $1/2 from 11/15 GM plus $2.75 off in electronic coupons from cellfire and shortcuts. Final price FREE plus .75 profit! You could also use the $1/1 printables here.
  • 2 Progresso soup - BOGO $1.89. Used .50/2 from 12/6 AND $1.50/2 Dominicks Staying Well coupon booklet (found near the pharmacy). Plus 3 X .50/1 from cellfire and shortcuts. Final price FREE plus 1.61 profit!
  • 2 Chinet paper plates - $2 with in ad coupon, used $2/1 from 11/22. Final price FREE!
  • 4 Sargento Salad Finishers - $2.50 each, Used 4 $2/1 coupons from Houseparty. Final price .50 ea.
  • Clearance Meat Pork Chops - $3.11 plus 30% off - Final price $2.18
  • 3 Fresh Pet Dog Food $1.99 each - used 3 FREE Fresh Pet Qs from 9/13 SS
  • 5 lbs of Potatoes - $2, used $1/1 Fresh Produce, Final Price $1!
  • Lucerne Smoothie - .99, Used $1/1 any Lucerne item from corporate.
How'd you do at Dominick's this week?

Jewel Trip 12/28/09

I haven't really shopped all that much the last couple weeks, just picking up a few things here and there. Sometimes when you shop the way I do, its hard to buy anything that isn't part of a "deal"...and you end up making a lot of little shopping trips as a result.

Here's what I picked up at Jewel today:


I paid $20.51 oop and got back a $10 catalina for my next order. Net cost was $10.51 for everything pictured above (savings of $48.49)!

Here's how it breaks down:
  • 4 boxes of Grape Nuts - $1.50 each wyb 4. Used 2 $1/2 from 12/6. Final Price $1/box (which is a great price for Grape Nuts!)
  • 6 Pantene Products from the P&G Catalina Deal - $1.48 plus tax for all 6 items. Read more about there here.
  • Jack Daniels Pulled Pork - $5.99, used $2/1 tearpad from the liquor department. Final price $3.99.
  • 2 Super Pretzels - $1.99 each, used 2 .50/1 from 12/6. Final Price $1.49 each.
  • Free case of Jewel water, Homelife toilet paper and Equalize Ibuprofen all using FREE coupons from the Jewel Preferred Card update booklet from over the summer.

CVS Trip 12/28/09

I was totally out of milk so I headed over to CVS so I could score myself some free milk! Here's what I got:


I paid $1.34 on a gift card for everything pictured above. Spent $6.48 in ECBs and earned $7 in ECB for a net cost of .82 for all of it! Here's how it breaks down:

1 Contour Glucose Monitor - $14.99 (got $5 ECB)
1 Colgate Total Advance - $2.99 (got $2 ECB)
1 Ivory Soap 3 pk - .99
2 Gallons of Deans 2% milk - $2.49 ea
Used $1/1 Ivory Soap Q from 12/27 (adjusted down to .99)
Used $1/1 Colgate Q from Jan All You Magazine
Used $30/1 Contour Glucose Monitor 10/25 RP (adjusted down to $14.99)
Paid with $6.48 in ECBs and $1.34 on a gift card
Earned $7 in ECBs, net total .82!

I can't tell you the number of people that poke fun at me for all the Glucose monitors I have in my possession. No, I don't need them for my own personal use, but buying that monitor allowed me to make $5 in ECBs that paid for the milk that I did needed, so why wouldn't I buy that glucose monitor? (Plus I do attempt to sell them at my annual garage sale and then donate the rest each year).

So when you see monitors come up on the "deals for the week" think again about buying it if you haven't in the past!

What did you score at CVS this week?

Jewel Deals 12/27 -1/2


Here are some other Jewel Deals going on this week besides the P&G Catalina deal.
  • Wonderful Pistachios, BOGO at $4.99. Use 2 $1.00 tearpads or $1.00/1 11/15 SS or print $1.00/1 here. Final price $2.99/2 or $1.50 each.
  • Florida’s Natural OJ, $2.49. Use $1.00/1 11/22 SS (exp. 12/31 so you only have til Thursday).
  • Select Post Cereals $1.50 ea when you buy 4. Use $1/2 Post Cereals 12/6 SS. Final price $1 a box.
  • Chi Chi’s salsa, BOGO at $3.49. Use $1.00/2 12/6 SS. Final price $2.49/2 or $1.25 each.
  • Aquapod Water 4/$5 ($1.25 each). Buy 2 and use the $1/2 in the preferred card update booklet from over the summer. Final price .75 each.

Jewel: New P&G Catalina Deal, Spend $25 get $10 catalina


There is a new catalina deal at Jewel that started yesterday. The deal is get a $10 catalina when you buy $25 in participating P&G products. Remember: ALWAYS double check the math based on YOUR store prices. Sometimes prices can vary store to store.

NOTE: Generally these deals work off the off the non-preferred card price even though you pay only the sale price. Osco items can sometimes be different and work only off the sale price. For example, diapers are an everyday low price, there is no additional savings between non-preferred price and sale price. I would recommend using caution when attempting this deal off of anything other than the sale price unless its been confirmed to be working (like the scenarios below.) Confused? Read here how these deals typically work.

Here are the items included in the sale (per the ad):
Tide 100 liquid or 40-64 load $10.99
Charmin 12 Big roll or 6 mega roll $7.49
Bounty paper towels 8 roll $11.99
Dawn 2/$5
Bounty napkins 200 ct $3.49
Tide to go 3 ct pen $7.99
Bounce dryer bar $3.99
Downy liquid or Bounce sheets $5.49
Puffs 3 packs $5.99
Cascade $4.39
Swiffer cloths or duster starting kit $7.99
Mr Clean $2.99
Febreeze Air Effects $2.79
Crest toothpaste selected varieties $1.99
Pringles 2/$3
Iams kitten food 3.5-4 pounds $7.99
Iams dog food 15.5-17.5 pounds $17.99
Febreeze Noticeble kits $6.99
Oral B toothbrush or floss $1.99
Pantene $3.33
Olay Pro X Starter kit $61.99
Charmin Fresh mate wipes $2.99
Gillette, or Old Spice bodywash $4.19
Gillette Fusion or Venus razor $8.99
Gillette Fusion Hydragel shave gel $2.99
Nyquil, Dayquil $5.99
Prilosec $24.99
Pampers Big Pack (everyday low price) $18.99

I went today and had success. Here's what I got:
2 Pantene Hairspray - $3.33 (reg price $4.79)
2 Pantene Shampoo - $3.33 (reg price $3.99)
2 Pantene Conditioner - $3.33 (reg price $3.99)
Total - $19.98 (reg price $25.54 enough for the cat)
Used 1 $3/2 Pantene from 12/27
Used 1 $2/1 Pantene from a Vocalpoint Mailer
Used 3 $1/1 Pantene from a Vocalpoint Mailer
Used .50/1 Pantene Jewel store hangtag (limit 1 per customer)
Paid $11.48 +tax got back a $10 catalina
Net Cost $1.48 plus tax for all 6 bottles!

(If you don't have the vocalpoint coupons or hangtag, you could use 3 $3/2 from 12/27 if you bought multiple papers this week. You could also use $1/1 from 11/29)

Here are a few additional scenario ideas thanks to Couponer's Wanted! These have all been reported to have worked for people, so you should have no problems although always be prepared to return with these deals if they don't work for you.

3 Pampers Jumbo diapers (these are also working for the deal, not just the boxes as listed in the ad) - $9.99 ea
Total $29.97
Use 3 $2/1 from 12/27 (or any home mailers you might have)
Pay $23.97 and get back $10 catalina
Net Cost - $13.97 or $4.65 per pack
If you add $20 worth of groceries to your order, you could use the $5/$50 on the cover of the ad and get another $5 off!

2 Oil of Olay Quench Body Wash - $5.49 (reg $7.99 ea)
2 Oil of Olay Quench Lotion - $7.49 ea
Total $27.97
Use 2 Buy one Body Wash get one lotion from 11/29 P&G
Pay $12.99 and get back $10
Net cost $2.99 and send in for this rebate and you should get back $14.98, $12 MM

1 Tide Detergent - $10.99 (reg price $15.99) DOUBLE CHECK this price at your store...some people are reporting liquid ringing for $14.49 and powder ringing for $15.99!
2 Pantene Hairspray - $3.33 (reg price $4.79)
Total $17.65 (reg $25.57 enough for the cat)
Use $3/2 Pantene from 12/27
Use $1/1 Tide from 12/27
Pay $13.65 and get back $10
Net cost $3.65 (great deal for Tide alone!!)

4 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner - $3.33 (reg price $3.99)
3 Crest Pro Health - $1.99 (reg price $3.19)
Total $19.29 (reg price $25.53 enough for cat)
Use 2 $3/2 Pantene from 12/27
Use 3 $1/1 Crest from 12/27
Pay $10.29 + tax, get back $10
Net cost .29 plus tax!!

Do you have a great scenario? Add a comment below and I'll update this thread!

Become a Fan of Wheat thins on Facebook and get $1/1 Wheat Thins printable

Become a fan of Wheat Thins on Facebook here (login and then click on the become a fan link at the top of the page). After becoming a fan, you’ll see a coupon link on the left hand side. Click on the link and you’ll be able to print a $1 off Any One Wheat Thins Snack SmartSource coupon. Coupon expires 2/21/10.

The small boxes of Wheat Thins often go on sale for $1, so FREE after the coupon!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

$1/1 Cheerios printables and a chance to win a free box

Sign up here for a $1/1 Cheerios coupon via email for the next four weeks plus you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 53,600 boxes of Cheerios!

You can enter to win once per email address per day, contest goes until December 31, 2010!

Jewel - Another $5/$50 purchase coupon


There is another $5/$50 purchase available, this time on the front of the Sunday Jewel ad! Be sure to clip it and take it with you when you go shopping this week! Expires 1/2/10!

CVS: Free Ivory Soap

CVS has Ivory Bar soap (3 pack) on sale for $0.99 this week! Use the $1/1 coupon from the P&G insert this weekend (12/27) to get a 3pk of soap for FREE!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Free Swagbuck - New Special Offer Code

Search & Win

Are you a member of Swagbucks? If yes, there is a new swag buck code by viewing- Swagbucks special offers! Remember all you need to do is skip through the offers and the swagcode is at the end.

If you are not a member of swagbucks, sign up here. Earn swagbucks just for searching (and redeeming special codes like this one). Use your swagbucks to by gift cards and other fun stuff!

Bath & Body Works $10/$40 Printable


Bath & Body Works has a new printable coupon for $10/$40 purchase! This would be great to combine with after Christmas clearance or if you have a gift card burning a hole in your wallet!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Free Sample Of Surf Laundry Detergent

Go HERE to submit your best stain fighting tip and you'll receive a FREE Surf Laundry Detergent Sample!

Become a Fan on Facebook of Lands' End for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card

HURRY! Go HERE to become a fan of Lands' End on Facebook! Everyone that does by 11:59 p.m. cst tonight (12/27) will be entered to win 1 of 45 $100 Lands' End Gift Cards!!!

Good luck and let me know if you win!

Thanks Deal Finding Chik!

Free Sample Of KickinBerries ACAI Drink Mix

Go HERE to request your FREE KickinBerries ACAI Drink Mix Sample!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Free White Castle Slider with any purchase

White Castle Logo

Go here for a coupon for a free slider with any purchase. Coupon good until 12/31/09!

Thanks Mashup Mom!

What's in the Mail? (12/26/09)

Here's what was in my mail this week:


What did you get in your mail this week??

CVS Deals Dec 27th - Jan 2nd

Here are the best deals at CVS this week, not a very exciting week! Thanks to Couponing to Disney for the preview!

Contour Monitor -- $14.99 Get $5 ECBs
Use $30 Q from 10/25 RP (will be adjusted to $14.99)
Final price $0. Get $5 ECB - $5 money maker!

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz -- $2.99 Get $2 wyb 1 (limit 1)
Use $1/1 Q from All You Jan 2010 (page 75) or All You Nov 09
or $1/1 Printable here
Pay $1.99 get $2 ECB
Final Price - .01 moneymaker

Gillette Fusion Manual or Power Razor -- $8.99 GET $4 wyb 1 (limit 1)
Use $4/1 from 11/29 P&G (expires 12/31)
Pay $4.99 and get $4 ECB
Final price .99

Don't forget your Green Bag Tag!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Free Sample of Galaxy Granola

Go HERE to request a FREE sample of Galaxy Granola! You can choose between Vanilla Almond and Not Sweet Vanilla!

Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. While supplies last.

Read it Forward: Choose a free book!


I've ordered one of these before and it never came, but I thought I'd give it another shot. Go here to choose a free book from Crown Publishing. You can choose from one of three titles.
  • Breaking out of Bedlam by Leslie Larson
  • Prima Donna by Megan Chance
  • True Confections by Katharine Weber
Limited Quantities, while supplies last.

Free Swagbuck for Christmas

Swag Bucks Christmas Free CodeSwag Bucks is offering a FREE Swag Code to everyone today! Go over to the home page and look for the image above, you'll find the code and get 1 free swagbuck!

If you are not a member of swagbucks, sign up here. Earn swagbucks for your internet searching, its so easy!

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom for the heads up!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!


Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. May it be filled with love, joy and all good things!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Become a Fan on Facebook of Airborne and get 2 10 ct Tubes FREE

Become a fan of Airborne and get 2 free 10 ct tubes! Once you join, scroll down and find a post by Airborne Effervescent Health Formula - Official Page for the link to get the free sample. First 2,000 only, so I'm sure it will go quick.

Ikea Free Breakfast Dec 26th - Jan 3


Saturday, December 26 through Sunday, January 3, 2010, you can stop by any participating IKEA location to get a free breakfast!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Free Pampers Gifts to Grow Code for the Holidays

Do you collect Pampers Gifts to Grow codes? You can add 10 points to your Pamper's Gifts to Grow account by adding the code HappyHolidays10 (10 points, expires 1/2/10).

If you collect these, have you noticed that they multiplied everything by 10, I don't understand their reasoning behind this, but if you had 100 points before now you will have 1000 when you log in and all of the rewards cost 10X as much too?

Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for the code!

Reminder: Baby Einstein Recall/Refund

I just received my check for $63.96 in the mail today (I mailed mine back on 10/31 in case you were wondering how long it took), so I thought I would post a reminder about the Baby Einstein Refund. Definitely worth your time if you have these laying around the house.

Disney is recalling any/all Baby Einstein DVDs and giving consumers a refund of $15.99 each (limit 4). To participate, you must have purchased a DVD between June 5, 2004 and September 4, 2009.

If you are not satisfied with the DVD you purchased during the period mentioned above, for a limited time beginning on September 4, 2009 and ending on March 4, 2010, you may exchange it for one of the following:

  • One (1) Book of your choice
  • One (1) music CD of your choice - Or -
  • One (1) coupon for 25% off the purchase of one Little Einsteins™ product. Redeemable with promotion code only at
  • Refund of the current retail value of the DVD ($15.99).
Submissions must be postmarked by March 4, 2010.

Return Form and Full Details HERE.

Conagra Coupon Booklet Rebate: Spend $10 get $25 in Coupons

Conagra just released a new rebate! All you need to do is buy $10 in participating Conagra brand products and you’ll get a coupon booklet filled with $25 in savings! The form can be found here and is good through 3/28/10.

I would wait for a Jewel catalina deal since Conagra seems to run them all the time, but good to have it printed out and ready to go!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Old Navy 20% off any purchase through 12/26

Old Navy Weekly Coupons

I mentioned earlier today that Old Navy's One Day Wonder for this week was on jeans. If you go here you can get a coupon for 20% off any in-store purchase that is good through 12/26 (think day after Christmas sale AND One Day Wonder)! Here's how to find the coupon:
  • Click on the present for December 23rd
  • Click on Fab-u-lister at the top in silver
  • Click Make Coupon
  • Have it emailed to your email or print it
Don't forget if you are shopping BEFORE Christmas there was a 30% off any one item in this weekend's flyer in the newspaper.

Thanks BBC Coupon Girls!

Free Sample of Huggies Pullups from Costco


Request a free sample of Huggies Pull-Ups here. You will receive 2 free pullups (3 sizes available to choose from). Costo membership number is not required. Sample will arrive in 4 weeks.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Taco Bell - Free Fresco Taco


Print a coupon here for a free Fresco Taco at Taco Bell. No purchase necessary. Coupon expires 7 days after printing.

Please note that they are only accepting the first one million coupons redeemed so even if you print one it doesn't guarantee you'll get one, I guess that means you should redeem it quickly!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Lego Magazine FREE 2 year subscription

Click HERE to request a FREE 2 Year Subscription to Lego Club Magazine! My oldest son has been receiving this for over a year now and not only does he love to get mail, he loves legos and daydreaming while browsing this magazine!

Thanks for the reminder Deal Finding Chik!

Target - Reminder of good deals this week


Here are the best deals at Target this week:

Pepsi 12 packs $2.49
Use the $1/1 Target coupon
Final cost $1.49!

Select varieties of Pepperidge Farm Cookies $2.50
Use the $1/1 coupon from here
Plus, stack with the $0.75/1 Target coupon
Final cost $0.75!

Morning Star Products $3.34
Buy 2 packages and use 2 $1/1 coupons from here: IE or Firefox
Plus, use the $2/2 Target coupon
Final cost $1.34 per package!

Del Monte Canned Vegetables $0.50
Use the $1/4 coupon from here
(coupon link in the lower right hand corner)
Final cost $0.25 per can!

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa $.97
Use $0.50/2 coupon from the 11/15SS
Plus, stack with 2 $1/1 Target coupons
Final cost 2 packages for FREE + $0.56 in overage!

Archer Farms Ham Slice - Price varies
Use $2/1 Target coupon
Final cost varies from Free to cheap!

Green Giant Brocolli or Cauliflower - $1.49
Use $1/1 Target coupon
Final price .49!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Old Navy $10 and $15 Jeans on 12/26

Old Navy One Day Wonder Jeans SaleThe Old Navy One Day Wonder this week will be $15 adult jeans and $10 kids jeans! This offer will be available Saturday 12/26 only. I have heard people talk about buying them in advance and then get a price a adjustment on the day of the sale. If you try it, let me know if it works for you!

There may also be a coupon available here on the 26th for additional savings!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Walgreen's - Theraflu Moneymaker

You can make money buying Theraflu at Walgreens this week! Here's how:

Buy 2 Theraflu products at $5 each
Use 2 $2/1 Theraflu manufacturer's coupons here
Use $2/1 Walgreens store coupon from Healthy Savings Booklet (will deduct $4)
Spend $2 plus tax out of pocket, Get $3 Register Rewards back

Apply to become a Soft Scrub Club Captain


Go here to apply to become a Soft Scrub Club Captain. Soft Scrub is looking for 200 true clean enthusiasts.

As a Soft Scrub® Club Captain, you will:
  • Get to try a brand new Soft Scrub® product before it hits the store shelves.
  • Get access to an online toolkit to help you review products and publish your opinion to your online communities.
  • Get access to additional special promotions and offers not available to the general public.
We are looking for people with great personalities, a comprehensive understanding of online communications, and of course, a passion for cleaning!

Good luck and let me know if you are picked!

Free $4 credit for Amazon Video on Demand

Get free $4 credit at Amazon Video On Demand and pick out your free movies or TV shows! Most movies cost 99 cents, new releases cost $2.99. You must use your $4 credit before it expires on Sunday, January 3.

Thanks Freebies 4 Mom!

FREE 4 Acoustic Christmas MP3s from The Fray


The Fray is offering 4 FREE MP3 unreleased acoustic Christmas songs plus a one year membership to their fan club FREE when you sign up HERE!

Available for a limited time only!

Walgreen's - John Frieda Hair Care .49 each

John Frieda Luxurious Volume hair care products are $5.99 this week at Walgreens.

You can buy one at $5.99 and use the $2.50 printable coupon AND the $3 Walgreens coupon from the December flyer available at the front of the store.

You'll pay just 49c each!

Target - Possible Free Archer Farms Ham Slice


Some Target stores have cuts of Archer Farms ham priced around $2. Use the $2/1 Archer Farms Ham coupon here to get it free after the coupon.

UPDATE: I found Ham steaks for $1.84 today so they were free with overage with this coupon!

Monday, December 21, 2009

CVS Trip 12/21/09

Ran over to CVS to roll some ECBs and here's what I got:


I paid $4.81 on a gift card for everything above (most of which was tax, $3.93). Spent $29.43 in ECBs and earned $36.45 for a net profit of $2.23.

Here's how it breaks down:
2 Revlon Moon Drop Lipsticks - $6.99 (get $5 ECBs ea)
1 Listerine Mouth Wash - $3.99 (get $3 ECBs)
1 Oral-B Floss - $2.88 (get $2 ECBs)
1 Nivea Body Wash - $5.99 (get $5 ECBs)
3 ThermaCare Wraps - $2.49 (get $2.49 ECBs ea)

Used Get $4 ECBs when you spend $20 Christmas coupon
Used 2 $2/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic 12/13 SS
Used 1 $1/1 Listerine 12/6 RP
Used 1 $1/1 Oral-B Floss 11/29 P&G
Used $1/1 ThermaCare CVS CRT
Used $25.43 in ECBs and $1 ECB for Green bag tag
Paid 4.31 on a gift card and got back $31.47 in ECBs (net profit $2.73)

Transaction 2 (I separated these out so that I didn't have one LARGE ECB for all the ThermaCare)
2 ThermaCare Wraps - $2.49 (get $2.49 ea)
Used $4.98 in ECBs
Paid .50 on gift card got back $4.98 in ECBs

What did you get at CVS this week?