This Weeks Coupons

UPDATE: There are 5 coupon inserts this Sunday!

For a full listing of all of the coupons in this week's paper, click here (Taylortown Preview).

Here are some coupons from this Sunday's inserts!

Buy lots of papers!!!

$2.50 on Electrasol - means very inexpensive dishwasher tabs!
$1.00 on Johnson's - means free Buddy Bars!
$0.35 on Softsoap - means hand soap for $0.30 after sale
$0.75 on Loreal kids products - Clearance kids shampoo - VERY INEXPENSIVE!
Lysol coupons - may yield very inexpensive cleaning products!
Thanks to Nickels-N-Dimes!

Printable Coupons

$3 off Ben and Jerry's ice cream printable or mailable.

$1 off Totino's Pizza Rolls printable.

Electrosol printable. (I can't get this one to work, so I'm not sure of the amount.)

HealthESavers printables.

Kohl's 70-80% off

Thanks Angie!

"I went to Kohl's on Monday and found a lot of kids' clothes for 70-80% off! It was great and the racks were still pretty full. I think I'm going back again today. :)"

FREE Retirement for Dummies Book

Get a free book from Humana.

FREE Project Plans from Gorilla Glue

Thought this was cool for those of you wood workers out there. There are 30 free project plans from Gorilla Glue.

The Famous Potato Recipe Exchange

Saw a link to this site and had to try it out! For those of you who don't know, I was raised on a potato farm, so this is near and dear to my heart! :-)

"The Famous Potato Recipe Exchange is a recipe sharing forum created with moms in mind. Mashed, grilled, baked, roasted, boiled etc. Just by signing up for the Famous Potato Recipe Exchange, you will begin accumulating potato points right away. You can earn more points by commenting on peer recipes, uploading your own and flexing your potato power in a variety of other ways. See below for a quick reference guide to the potato point scale. You must create a profile in order to upload a recipe or participate in any other way."

Potato Points Earned
Create a profile 50
Rate another user’s recipe 50
Comment on another user’s recipe 100
Provide a helpful dinner hint 100
Comment on a Tater Talk posting or Helpful Dinner hint 100
Upload a recipe 200

Once you have plenty of potato points on your plate, redeem them for prizes using the scale below.*

Points Prize
800 Kitchen Timer
700 Apron
600 Reusable Shopping Bag
500 Pot Holder
300 Potato Peeler
200 Grocery List Stationary
100 Bag Clip
*They state that prizes are available only while supplies last and to allow 6-8 weeks or more for shipping.

Kmart's Next Double Coupon Event 1/4/08 - 1/9/08

Good news and bad news...

Good - Kmart is doing another double coupon promotion.

Bad - You can only double coupons with a value up to $1 (instead of $2). And you are limited to 25 coupons per day (instead of 75). Kmart's prices are quite a bit higher than other stores, so it's hard for me to get excited about this one... But I'm sure there will be some deals to be found, just not as many as before.

After Christmas Sales

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and has a prosperous and Happy New Year!!

Don't forget to check out the after Christmas sales. They should be hitting 75-90% off soon. (50% off just isn't a good enough deal for me... :-)) Walmart goes to 75% off tomorrow. Let me know if you hear of any others and I'll post them.

This is when I start my next years shopping. Gift sets are great for birthdays throughout the year. I also stock up on wrapping paper, tags, gift bags, ornaments, etc.

Also, don't forget to check out the holiday themed food, garbage and food bags, candles, toys, etc - everything Christmassy (is this a word?) is marked down! Great to combine with your coupons!!

Check your grocery and drug stores for holiday clearance too. They usually drop faster because many people don't think of going to Albertsons or Rite Aid for wrapping paper...

We'd love to hear about the deals that you find! Let us know!!

Ebates - Great Way to Get Money Back on Purchases

Ebates is a way to get cash back on your online purchases. I try to use it every time I shop online and have earned quite a bit of money back. You can get it in the form of a check or deposited to your PayPal account - they send your money 4 times per year. It's a great way to get some money back on purchases that you'll make anyway. And the stores they represent are everyday stores (here's a list of them).

Sign up through this link.

From Ebates website:
Why use Ebates?

Shop through Ebates, and earn up to 25% Cash Back at your favorite stores. How? Simple. Our merchants pay us to send you to them. We turn those commissions into Cash Back by giving the commission right back to you, in Cash. No forms to fill out, no strings attached. Check out our full store list here.

Why else should I use Ebates?

Incredible deals don't end with Cash Back. We hunt down cut-rate coupons and exclusive offers. Unlike any other savings site on the internet, you can layer the deals. Save big by using coupons and getting Cash Back at the same time! With deal layering, you really stack up the savings.

DVD Coupons

Here's the link to $60 worth of DVD coupons.


Vocalpoint is a message board community where you get to try products and can write reviews if you want. I get a lot of coupons and free product from them. I have only contributed to the website a couple of times, but the stuff keeps coming. I don't get any spam from them either. They are a great legit company. Sign up if you haven't already!

Join here.

Some New Printable Coupons

$1.50 off any one Pedialyte Product printable

Gerber Childrenswear Coupons printable

$1 off Pepsi One 12 pack printable or mailable

$20 in Slim Fast coupons printables

$1.50 and $1 off Jolly Time Popcorn printables

ConAgra Coupons printables

Free Chiquita Bites

$5 in Old Orchard coupons mailable

Get $10 Back when you Buy P&G Products at Sam's

Here's a good way to save money if you still rely on your local warehouse club to save on household items. Procter & Gamble is offering $10 rebate when you purchase $50 worth in any P&G products at Sam's stores between 12/14/08 and 1/31/09. All you need to do is circle the items on your receipt, fill out this rebate form and mail before 2/14/09.

I know a lot of people still get paper towels or laundry detergent. I can't recall at the moment if Sam's also carries Pampers. But this rebate is a good way to make the deal even sweeter.

Thanks to Common Sense with Money!!

Free Screwdriver Set at Harbor Freight

Here's the link to a printable coupon for a free screwdriver set at Harbor Freight Tools.

Free 8x10 at Walgreens

Get a free free 8 x 10 photo print (up to four per account) until 12/20/08. No purchase needed.

Use coupon codes:

Walgreens Photo:
Separate orders for both.


Order online at respective sites and pickup in any Walgreens near you.

Thanks Michele!!

Nestle Coupons

Click here for some Nestle coupons.

Walmart Clearance - Great Deals

Walmart has a ton of their clothes on clearance. Here's a link to the discussion on Slickdeals. And here is the link to Click on "Apparel & Jewelry" and then the catagory. Then on the left hand side, click on "Clearance" and it should bring up all the clearance stuff. I always organize it by lowest price to highest price. Choose FREE site-to-store shipping, otherwise you can ship for only $.97.

Returns are easy! You can just return it to the store with your shipping receipt and not have to pay return shipping! I love it when you can return to the store!!

Target Deals

Target has broccoli and cauliflower on sale this week for $1.33. With this $1 off Target coupon, you can get it for $.33!! Time to stock up! I just learned that you can freeze both of these vegies - you just have to blanch them first. Then freeze away.

And don't forget about the Archer Farms ham steaks. Use the $2 off Target coupon to get free or cheap ham.

P&G eSaver Coupons

Click here for P&G eSaver. You can download coupons to your shopping card and when you swipe your card at participating grocery stores, those coupons will come off automatically. These can be combined with manufacture's coupons also.

Click here for the FAQs.

DVD Movie Sets with 4 movies - $9.44 + tax shipped

Barnes & Noble has 27 different 4 movie collection on sale for $13.99. Use the directions below to get one for $9.44 + tax shipped to your door.

1. Place the DVD set you want in your cart.
Matrix Collection: 4 Film Favorites
Lethal Weapon: 4 Film Favorites
Superman: 4 Film Favorites
Classic Horse Films: 4 Film Favorites
Steven Seagal: 4 Film Favorites
Children's Fantasy: 4 Film Favorites
John Wayne: 4 Film Favorites
Hugh Grant Collection: 4 Film Favorites
Family Comedies: 4 Film Favorites
Extreme Action: 4 Film Favorites
Elvis Presley Musicals: 4 Film Favorites
Clint Eastwood Comedy: 4 Film Favorites
Nightmare On Elm Street 1-4: 4 Film Favorites
Family Adventures: 4 Film Favorites
Stephen King: 4 Film Favorites
Nightmare On Elm Street 5-8: 4 Film Favorites
Sylvester Stallone: 4 Film Favorites
Draculas: 4 Film Favorites
Ice Cube Collection: 4 Film Favorites
Romance: 4 Film Favorites
Romantic Comedy: 4 Film Favorites
Classic Comedy: 4 Film Favorites
Romance: 4 Film Favorites
Martial Arts: 4 Film Favorites
Thrillers: 4 Film Favorites
Children's Fantasy: 4 Film Favorites
Horror: 4 Film Favorites

2. Click here to activate 10% off and free shipping (VISA IS NOT REQUIRED)

3. Apply coupon P7P7Y9N at checkout for 25% off. (Good on one item only. You will have to place multiple orders if ordering multiple DVD's.)

Total will be $9.44 + tax. You'll have to place seperate orders to get multiple sets. The coupon is only good on one item per order. Handheld UNO Game $4.49 has the Radica UNO Color Screen Handheld on sale for $4.49 (regular price $17.99) plus free shipping!

Plus all of these toys have free shipping also. Great last minute gift ideas!

Still Shopping...

For those of you still doing your last minute shopping... Shame on you! :-) has a ton of toys marked WAY down. Plus, there are a lot of websites that are offering free shipping. Check out your favorites and see!! If you find any good deals, let me know and I'll post them! Have fun shopping!!!

Olay Cleansers MM After Rebate

Get a $15 gift card when you buy 2 Olay Regenerist cleansers or moisturizers from 12/14/08-1/14/09.

Walgreens has Olay Regenerist products on sale this week B1G1 50% off. The regular price of the cleansers is $7.49 each. Buy 2 for $11.24. Use the $5/2 Olay Regenerist cleansers MFQ (12/14/08 PG). Spend $6.24 plus tax OOP, then submit your receipt with the rebate form. Get a $15 gift card back via mail in 6-8 weeks.

Thanks to Common Sense with Money!!

Walgreens Deals 12/14/08 - 12/20/08

Progresso Soupon $.99 (in-ad coupon)
- $1.10 IP here
= FREE + overage

Skippy Peanut Butter 2/$3
- $1/2 MFQ (11/16/08 RP)
= $1.00

Coffee Mate Liquid Creamer 2/$2.49 (in-ad coupon)
- $1 x 2 IP here
= $.49 for 2

Lindsay Olives $0.99 (in-ad coupon)

Bic Soleil Razors (Shimmer or Regular) or Cartridge 4 pk $6.99 B1G1
- $3 x 2 MFQ (11/2/08 SS)
= $.99 for 2

Colgate Toothpaste $.99 (in-ad coupon)
- $.75 MFQ (12/7/08 SS)
= $.24

DeMet Chocolate Turtles 3.5 oz – $.99 (in-ad coupon)
- $1.50 MFQ (11/16/08 SS)
= FREE + possible $.51 overage

Russell Stovers Private Reserve Luminaries - $4.99
Buy 2 Get $10 Rebate
Buy 3
- B2G1 MFQ (8/17/08 SS)
- $1 x 2 MFQ (12/14/08 SS)
= 3 bags for FREE + $2 overage
(YMMV on them letting you use all 3 coupons.)
Buy 2
- $1 x 2 MFQ (12/14/08 SS)
= FREE + $2 overage

Oral B Zooth Toothbrushes or Toothpaste 2/$4
Get $2 RR wyb 2
- $1/2 MFQ (11/30/08 PG)
= $1 for 2 after coupon and RR

4-Day Sale 12/17/08 - 12/20/08

Coke 12 packs 3/$11
Get $2 RR wyb 3
= 3/$9

Capri Sun, Oscar Meyer Bacon, Triscuits, Wheat Thins or Ritz Cracker on sale 2/$6
Kraft American Singles, Oscar Meyer Cooked Ham or Shaved Turkey on sale 2/$5
Vitamin Water, Evian Water, Fuze or Powerade on sale 5/$5
Spend $15, get $5 RR

Crest Prohealth or Extra Whitening 2/$3
- $1 MFQ (11/30/08 PG)
= $.50

Coupon for $2 off Just Bunches Cereal

Here's a coupon for $2 off Just Bunches cereal.

Free HappyBites Healthy Kids Meal

Here's another coupon for something FREE!! Click here for a coupon for a Free HappyBites Health Kids Meal. Check here to see if your store carries them.

UPDATE: Rumor has it that this coupon is only taking off $1, so make sure you watch as you checkout so you can correct this with the cashier!!

$10 off Victoria's Secret coupon code

I have a $10 off of $10 purchase coupon code for I "think" it's a one time use code. If anyone will use it, leave me a comment and I can email it to you.

Two easy ways to shop: or 1.800.888.8200. Add any merchandise to your shopping bag. Limit one $10 offer per customer. Offer valid through December 21, 2008. Purchases of gift cards, Egift cards, gift wrap, gift kits, shipping and handling and taxes do not qualify toward offer eligibility. The purchase must be equal to or greater than $10 to receive the full value of the offer. Any remaining value will not be refunded. Offer's value will not be refunded on a merchandise return. Offer subject to adjustment due to returns, cancellations and exchanges. Not valid on previous purchases or purchases made in Victoria's Secret stores. For orders outside the United States, additional taxes and duties may apply.

FREE Bag of Riceworks Gourmet Brown Rice Crisps

Rice Works is offering a free bag of Riceworks Gourmet Brown Rice Crisps with this coupon.

Click here to see what stores carry these.

FREE Digital Photo Frame/Clock at Circuit City

Circuit City has a Digital Photo Frame/Clock on sale for $9.99. There is a $10 rebate on it. Select Ship-to-store and you can get it for FREE after rebate!

Cool last minute gift!

Kellogg's cereal for $.29/box at Safeway

Safeway Stores have some of their Kellogg’s products on a Buy 5, Get $5 off your order special.

The best deal is to buy Frosted Flakes and/or Corn Flakes at $2.29 per box. Buy 5 and use 5 $1 coupons here. You'll have to use multiple computers to print 5 - you are limited to 2 coupons per computer.

Giveaway from Nickels-N-Dimes!

Nickels-N-Dimes - This week's giveaway will include some great Estee Lauder products at a value of over $100!

Here's the link!

Don't Forget Walgreens $5 RR wyb $25

Another great deal this week for Walgreens!

Today I did 5 separate transactions and here's what I got:

Transaction #1
2 Scotch tape 2/$2
2 Sure deo 2/$5
Ped Egg $9.99
Ped Egg refills $9.99
- $1.50 x 2 ESR Q Sure
- $1 x 2 MFQ Sure
- $5 RR from last week
- $9.99 free Ped Egg refill
= $7.78 OOP
Got back $2 ESR Scotch tape, $5 RR
= $.78

Transaction #2
2 Scotch tape 2/$2
4 Cadbury candy bars $1.99 ea
2 Arm & Hammer detergent $6.99 ea
Calendar 50% off $2.50
- $1 x 4 ESR Q Cadbury
- $1 x 4 MFQ Cadbury
- $5 RR from last week
- $1 x 2 MFQ A&H det
- $10 in ad Q A&H det
= $1.79 OOP
Got back $2 ESR Scotch tape, $5 RR
= $5.21 overage!!

Transaction #3
14 Walgreens bandaids B1G1 50% off $2.49 or $2.99 ea
- $1 x 12 Walg RX Q
- $6 RR from last week
- $5 RR from last week
= $6.10
Get back $10 ESR GC
= $3.90 overage!!

Transaction #4
2 A&H detergent $6.99 ea
Ped Egg $9.99
Ped Egg refills $9.99
4 travel size Aquify contact solution on clearance $1.59 ea
- $1 x 2 MFQ A&H
- $2 x 3 MFQ Aquify
- $5 RR from last week
- $9.99 free Ped Egg refill
- $10 in ad Q A&H
= $8.83 OOP
Got back $5 RR
= $3.83

Transaction #5
2 Arm & Hammer detergent $6.99 ea
2 Ornaments $.99 ea
2 Lumbar Supports 2/$10
- $5 RR from last week
- $1 x 2 MFQ A&H det
- $10 in ad Q A&H det
= $9.68 OOP
Got back $5 RR
= $4.68

Macy's and Kohls Friends and Family Coupons

Here's a coupon for 20% off at Macy's. Good Dec. 10 - 15.

Here's a coupon for 15-20% off at Kohls. Good Dec. 11 - 14.

FREE DVD Amazing Grace and Calendar

Register here with Walden Media and you'll get a free calendar and a copy of the DVD, Amazing Grace. (Thanks to Money Saving Mom)

Walgreens Deals 12/7/08 - 12/13/08

Scotch Magic or Gift Wrap Tape 3 pack - $2/2 Buy 2
- $2 ESR wyb 2
- $1 (11/23/08 SS - regional) or
- $1/2 (11/23/08 SS - regional)
= FREE - $1 overage

Bic Soleil Razors (Shimmer or Regular) or Cartridge 4 pk - $6.99 BOGO
(This is an unadvertised deal running from 11/21-12/27)
- $3/1 x 2 (11/2/08 SS)
= $.99 for 2

Ragu Pasta Sauce - 2/$3
- $1/2 or $.25 (11/16/08 RP)
= $1 or $1.25 each

Reynold's Wrap Aluminum Foil 20 sq ft - $0.99 (in-ad coupon)
- $1 (11/16/08 SS)

Schick Titanium Razor - $6.99
- $4 MFQ December All You Magazine (found at Wal-mart)
- $3 Walgreens ESR Q

Maybelline Lip Products - B1G1 or 2/$4.99
- $4/1 x 2 (12/7/08 RP)

Kelloggs Cereals - $1.99
- $1/1 (11/9/08 RP) or
- $1 printable here
= $0.99

Carnation Evaporated Milk - $.99 (in-ad coupon)
- $1/2 printable here
= $.49

Theraflu 6 ct packets or 6.3 liquid oz. on sale $3.99
Get $5 in Register rewards back when you buy three
Use $2/1 coupon from 10/19 Smartsource insert
Pay $0.97 for three after coupons and register reward

Robistussin - $3.99 Buy 2 get $2 RR, buy 3 get $5 RR
- $3 x 3 printable here
= $2.97 OOP
+ $5 RR
= FREE + $2.03 overage


ALSO, they will be doing the "Spend $25 and get $5 RR" again from 12/10 - 12/13. Could make for some more great deals!

Buy $15 Pepsi products and get $5 RR

Arm & Hammer Liquid Detergent $1.99 (in ad-coupon)
- $1 printable here
= $.99

*Deal Idea* Thanks to Common Sense with Money
Buy 4 Arm & Hammer Liquid Detergent = $27.96
- $1 x 4 printable
- $20 in-ad coupon
= $3.96 OOP
+ $5 RR
= $1.04 overage

Coupon Database has a coupon database that list ALL of the coupons that can be found. Whether they are from the newspaper inserts, printables, blinkies, etc. It's a great search engine when you are looking for coupons! I'm not sure if you have to sign up to use the database, but it's easy and you don't get any junk mail from them.

Target Deals 12/7/08 - 12/13/08

Keebler or Sunshine Crackers or Cookies $2.50, get $5 GC wyb 5
- $1 IP Keebler item here
- $1/2 MFQ Keebler Crackers (11/02/08 RP)
= $2.50 for 5 packs of cookies after coupons and Target Gift Card

Airwick Lumin Air on sale for $4.99
- $5 MFQ (12/7/08)
= Free

Rayovak Batteries in the $1 spot
- $1 IP here (or you can email me for a .pdf copy of the 10 per page coupon)
= Free

Birds Eye Steamfresh veggies are 5/$5
- various MFQs from blinkies and inserts
= Free and UP depending on your coupons

Wife Swap

Wife Swap is looking for a frugal family to be on their show. You'd get $20,000 honorarium.

Anyone interested? :-)

Walgreens Special Sale

Spend $25 (before coupons) on ANYTHING and you get $5 in Register Rewards. The amazing part of this is that it's BEFORE COUPONS!! This ends tomorrow.

I did 3 different transactions and got:
5 Coke 12 packs
2 Colgate TP
3 Kleenex
8 Walitin (generic Claritin)
2 Revlon implements

Spent $25.66 OOP
Got 2 $2 RR Colgate, $5 RR Coke, 3 $5 RR for spending $25
Actual Cost $1.66

Here are some links with different scenarios:

Common Sense with Money

The Thrifty Mama

Free Ham at Target

Target has several packages of Applewood smoked ham steaks for $1.30-$1.60 a piece.

Target has a printable right now for $2 off Archer Farm ham and the coupons automatically adjust to the cost of the ham under $2 so FREE!

Here's the link to the printable or you can print them from the kiosk at Target.

Dog Deals

So we have a new addition to our family - a chocolate lab. She's so cute and my girls LOVE her!

This means I have to start searching for "dog deals"... I have always skipped right over those and mailed my coupons to other pet lovers. So now I'll be adding those to my blog for those of you with dogs (sorry to you cat lovers - but I'll add them if anyone wants to send them my way...).

Kmart doubles:

Beggin Strips $2.79
- $1.00 coupon doubles
= $.79

T-bonz $2.99
- $1.50 coupon doubles
= Free

Beneful Snackin Treats $4.99
- $2.00 coupon doubles
= $.99


There is an awesome coupon right now for Petsmart -$10 off of $20! If you want a copy send me your email and I'll send you the pdf. Plus you can combine it with manufactures coupons, which makes for some great deals.

Don't forget about Kmart Double Coupons THIS WEEK

I haven't been yet... I know I'm a slacker! But I've got my coupons ready and I'm hoping to head out today. I'll let you know what I find!

Rite Aid Deals 11/30/08 - 12/6/08

Gillette Fusion Manual or Power
+ $4.00 (price after rebate)
- $4 MFQ (11/30/08 PG)
= Free

General Electric 24 Hour Timer or 6 outlet surge protector
+ $5.00
= FAR (free after rebate)

Phillips Ear Buds with hard case
+ $4.99
= FAR (free after rebate)

Draper Temple Open House Tickets

I know this isn't really a deal, but I thought I'd let you know that the tickets for the Draper Temple Open House are now available online! Here's the link.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

I would love to hear all of your deals and stories from these sales.

I've only done the early morning thing a couple of times. I figure I find such good deals all year round that there really isn't much to get up for. Plus, I REALLY value my sleep!!! :-)

Walgreens Deals 11/30/08 - 12/6/08

Bald Gyz Head Wipes or Moisture Gel 4 oz, 16 pk
+ $4.99
= Free After Rebate

Colgate Total or Max Fresh Toothpaste Price 6 oz
+ $2.99
- $1.00 (11/16/08 SS)
- $2 RR
= $-.01

Revlon Colorsilk
+ $1.99
- $1/2 (10/5/08 SS)
= $1.49 each x 2

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent
+ $6.99, get the second for $.01 (Use Walgreens in-ad coupon to get this price)
- 2 $1 printable
= 2/$5

All Free & Clear Laundry Detergent
+ $1.79 (Use Walgreens in-ad coupon to get this price)
- $1.00 printable
= $.79

Excedrin Express Geltabs 40 count
+ 3/$15
- 3 $2.00 printable
- $8.00 RR wyb 3
= 3/$1

Reach Ultra Clean Dental Care 2/$6
- B1G1 (10/12/08 RP)
- $6.00 RR wyb 2
= $3 overage

Bic Soleil Razors (Shimmer or Regular) or Cartridge 4 pk $6.99 BOGO (This is an unadvertised deal running from 11/21-12/27)
- 2 $3/1 (11/2/08 SS)

FREE Rayovac Batteries at Target

Use $1 off any pack of Rayovac Alkaline batteries IP. Target usually carries the 2-count pack of Rayovacs in the Dollar Spot. Great for all those toys that you'll need batteries for on Christmas morning!

Free Samples

Sign up to get a free Schick Quattro Titanium razor sample.

Get a free sample of GoodNights Underpants from Walmart.

Walgreens $5 off $25 Coupon

Another coupon for Walgreens here. Good only 12/1/08 and 12/2/08.

Can you believe it's already December??

Some New Coupons and have some new coupons.

$1 off All detergent (Target coupon). The trial size is $1, so it's free!
$1 off Renu contact solution. Trial size is around $1, so free! has $1 off Kotex coupons. At Walmart, the smallest box of pantiliners are $1, so free!!

$2 off Kashi bars

Free Crest Headband

Twilight Saga Collection - boxed set 4 hardcover books $34.86

I know I have a lot of Twilight fans out there and if you don't have the books yet, this is a terrific deal!!

Barnes and Noble has the Twilight Saga Collection hardcover boxed set for $58.10 - 40% coupon H4D4U8B when you use your Mastercard = $34.86 (+ tax) with free shipping. Next best on PriceGrabber is $72.

Note, the coupon will not work if you do not have Mastercard selected as your form of payment. You may receive an error message the first time you apply the coupon, but it will work the second time.

Barnes and Noble members, use coupon V7E3F7F instead to save 40% on top of your membership discount to get this for $31.38.

This coupon is valid from November 26, 2008 to December 1, 2008 at 2:59 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Black Friday Online Deals have already started

As if you don't have enough to do on the day before Thanksgiving, here I am posting all sorts of deals... Sorry, I'm just avoiding the baking! ;-)

Here's a link to those you can order online!

ONLY $15 for 25 copies of Richard Paul Evans Book The Christmas Box

AMAZING DEAL!! Richard Paul Evans is giving away 25 copies of his book "The Christmas Box" for FREE, you just pay S&H of $15!!!!!! We just ordered them for my mom (RS Pres) to give to her sisters.

Here's the link to his website explaining the deal and the link to the order page!!

KMART DOUBLES 11/30-12/6

Whoohoo!! ALL Kmarts are doing doubles 11/30/08 - 12/6/08!! Call your Kmart ahead of time, just to make sure. But according to Corporate, ALL of the stores should be participating.

Coupons up to $2.00 will be doubled. This makes for some amazing finds and freebies! Last time I got $1800 worth of stuff for about $75. Start cutting and organizing those coupons!!

Build-A-Bear $40 worth of giftcards for $25


1. Put three $10 gift cards into your cart.

2. The cart page will have a message about adding in an additional $10 GC for only $5, add that.

3. Continue on to checkout and add coupon code: 93304. That will take $10 off your order.

Total is $25 shipped for $40 in gift cards.

I heard that Build-A-Bear has a ton of $10 animals this season.

Walgreens 11/23/08 - 11/29/08

Hallmark Gift Wrap
Buy 1 at $1.99, get 2 free

Gift Wrap, Tissue Paper, Gift Tags or Bows

Buy 1 at $.99, get 2 free

Hershey’s Holiday Candy (7.6-9.2 oz) 4/$10 – Kisses, Bells or Minis
- $5.00 ESR when you buy 4
- $1.50/3 (11/16/08 SS) or
- $1/3 printable HERE or
- $1 dark chocolate (11/9/08 SS)
= 4/$1 or 4/$3.50 or 4/$4

Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal 2/$5
- $2.00 printable HERE (use 2) or
- $1.00 printable HERE (use 2)
= 2/$1 – 2/$3

Welch’s Grape Juice 2/$5
- $1.00 (10/5/08 SS)
= $1.50 each

Powerade 32 oz 3/$3
- $1.00 (7/13/08 SS)

Lindt Excellence Bars 2/$3
- B1G1 (10/5/08 SS) use 1
- $.75 (10/5/08 SS) use 1
= 2/$.75

Dove Chocolate bar (3.53 oz) 2/$3
- $1.00 (9/7/08 RP)
= $.50 each

Altoids 1.99 B1G1 sale
- $1 Peelie
= Free

Bounty Basic paper towels $.89
- $.25 MQ
= $.64

Kleenex Tissue $.89 Use in-ad coupon to get this price
- $.40 (10/5/08 SS) or
- $.50/3 (11/2/08 SS)
= $.49 or $.72

Sure Antiperspirant/Deodorant $1.99
- $1.50 ES coupon
- $.75 (10/19/08 SS) or
- $1 printable HERE
= -$.50 or FREE

Listerine Mouthwash 2/$9
- $4.50 RR wyb 2
- $1.50 printable HERE for Whitening rinse or
- $1.00 printable HERE for Smart Rinse or
- $1.00 (10/5/08 RP)
= 2/$1.50 – 2/$2.50

Excedrin $4.49 B1G1 (Express Gelcaps 20 ct)
- $2 printable HERE print 2 or
- $2 (10/19/08 SS)
- MIR save up to $6.99 wyb Excedrin Express Gels 20ct (10/19/08 SS)
= 2/$.49

Edge Shave Gel $1.99
- $1.00 RR
= $.99

Colgate Total - $2.99 Buy 2
- $3.00 ICV
- $1.50 printable here Use 2 or
- $1 (11/16/08 SS) Use 2
= FREE - $.99

Alli 90ct. $49.99
- $10 printable here
= $39.99

Birthday Clubs

This one's for you Angie! We were just talking about this the other night and Becky at Nickels-N-Dimes did it for me!! Thanks.

Here's the link.

Rite Aid 11/23/08 - 11/29/08

Don't forget the $5/$25 coupon here.

Philips Universal Remote Control
+ $4.99 sale price
- $4.99 SCR
(I love this one, it never fails that our remotes break or wear out or get chewed on, so I get these whenever they are free!!)

Altoids $.99
- $1.00 peelie found on many packages
= -$.01

Ice Breakers $.99
- $1/2 MQ (9/7/08 SS)
= $.49 each

Starbucks chocolates 2/$3 (the plain chocolate ones do not have coffee in them)
- $1/1 MQ Smart Source coupons found in many stores
= $.50 each

Hall's cough drops B1G1F
- B1G1F tear pad
= Free (YMMV on this, as I understand some stores don't allow this)

Lindt Excellence chocolate bars 2/$3
- B1G1 MQ (10/5/08 SS)
- $.75 MQ (10/5/08 SS)
= $.75 for 2 (YMMV on this as well)

Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels 24 ct $5.29 ea on sale B1G1
- 2 $2 MQ (9/14/08 or 11/9/08 RP)
= $1.29 for 2

Life Savers Sugar Free Hard Candy 2.75oz 2/$3
- 2 $1/1 (10/19/08 SS)
= $.50 ea

Up to $20 Rite Aid Gift Certificate
Gift of Savings Offer
Spend $25.00-$50.00 for a $5.00 Rite Aid Gift Certificate OR
Spend $50.01-$100.00 for a $10.00 Rite Aid Gift Certificate OR
Spend $100.01 or more for a $20.00 Rite Aid Gift Certificate
Get shopping and get up to $20.00 back.

Reminder - Free Dr Pepper is TODAY

Sign up for your coupon here - TODAY only!!

Black Friday

So it's that time of year again... The biggest shopping day of the year - the Friday after Thanksgiving. Here are some of the websites that list the sales and show the ads. Hope you have fun out there!

Harry Potter Books 1-6 Paperback Boxed Set $15 (also Lord of the Rings set)

Here's a great deal for those of you who don't have the books yet. It's missing book 7, but still an awesome deal.

Scholastic has Harry Potter Books 1-6 Paperback Boxed Set for $20 - 15% off coupon AFFGIFT = $17 with free shipping.

Lowest on PriceGrabber is $35.

Update: Apply coupon code FNFAM and then AFFGIFT to get the set for $15.

Lord of the Rings boxed set is also available for the same price.

Butter on Sale at Winco $1.66/lb and How to Can Butter

Winco currently has Meadow Gold butter for $1.66/lb. This is a great price! (Thanks Teresa)

Butter freezes really well. Plus I also have a friend that has posted how to can butter. I can't wait to try it!! If any of you try it, let us know how it turns out!


1. Use any butter that is on sale. Lesser quality butter requires more shaking (see #5 below), but the results are the same as with the expensive brands.

2. Heat pint jars in a 250 degree oven for 20 minutes, without rings or seals. One pound of butter slightly more than fills one pint jar, so if you melt 11 pounds of butter, heat 12 pint jars. A roasting pan works well for holding the pint jars while in the oven.

3. While the jars are heating, melt butter slowly until it comes to a slow boil. Using a large spatula, stir the bottom of the pot often to keep the butter from scorching. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes at least: a good simmer time will lessen the amount of shaking required (see #5 below). Place the lids in a small pot and bring to a boil, leaving the lids in simmering water until needed.

4. Stiring the melted butter from the bottom to the top with a soup ladle or small pot with a handle, pour the melted butter carefully into heated jars through a canning jar funnel. Leave 3/4" of head space in the jar, which allows room for the shaking process.

5. Carefully wipe off the top of the jars, then get a hot lid from the simmering water, add the lid and ring and tighten securely. Lids will seal as they cool. Once a few lids "ping," shake while the jars are still warm, but cool enough to handle easily, because the butter will separate and become foamy on top and white on the bottom. In a few minutes, shake again, and repeat until the butter retains the same consistency throughout the jar.

6. At this point, while still slightly warm, put the jars into a refrigerator. While cooling and hardening, shake again, and the melted butter will then look like butter and become firm. This final shaking is very important! Check every 5 minutes and give the jars a little shake until they are hardened in the jar! Leave in the refrigerator for an hour.

7. Canned butter should store for 3 years or longer on a cool, dark shelf. [It does last a long time. We have just used up the last of the butter we canned in 1999, and it was fine after 5 years.]

Canned butter does not "melt" again when opened, so it does not need to be refrigerated upon opening, provided it is used within a reasonable length of time.

I buy butter on sale, then keep it frozen until I have enough for canning 2 or 3 batches of a dozen jars each.

Free 20oz Dr. Pepper

For those of you who like Dr Pepper (gross...)! :-P

Dr Pepper to deliver on its free-soda promise Infamously delayed Guns N' Roses album prompted offer

LOS ANGELES - Dr Pepper is making good on its promise of free soda now that the release of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is a reality.

The soft-drink maker said in March that it would give a free soda to everyone in America if the album dropped in 2008. "Chinese Democracy," infamously delayed since recording began in 1994, goes on sale Sunday.

"We never thought this day would come," Tony Jacobs, Dr Pepper's vice president of marketing, said in a statement. "But now that it's here, all we can say is: The Dr Pepper's on us."

Beginning Sunday at 12:01 a.m., coupons for a free 20-ounce soda will be available for 24 hours on Dr Pepper's Web site. They'll be honored until Feb. 28.

Be Careful when buying Gift Cards this holiday season!

Many stores across America are being scheduled to close after the Christmas season due to economic difficulties and bankruptcy. If the store closes, the gift cards would be no good. Of course these companies would love you to give them money for a gift card that would be no good later on. Once a store declares bankruptcy they don't have to honor their gift cards.

50 Free Prints Shipped for Free Today Only

This deal ends today.

Sign up with a new account at Snapfish, and they will give you 50 free prints. Enter code SHIPALLFREE, and you will pay nothing for 50 prints! If you already have an account and have free print credits, today would be the day to use them. Free shipping code only good today 11/18.

Thanks again to thethriftymama.

Great deal on Wall-E or Sleeping Beauty DVD

Deep Discount is offering 25% off with promo code DEEP. If you get either Sleeping Beauty or Wall-E and use the promo code, you will pay approximately $13.40 shipped.

Then buy 2 Minute Maid at your store (prices vary but are fairly inexpensive), and send in for the $5 Mail in Rebate here.

Thanks to thethriftymama.

Amex is giving $20 when you spend $40 or more 2 times at Walmart

I signed our cards up for this and since it's so easy to spend $40 at Walmart, I figured it's a great way to get some of that money back.

Receive a $20 statement credit on any American Experss card account when you spend $40 or more two times at walmart stores or between Nov 18 and Dec 18, 2008.

Fill out your information and find out if you qualify for this offer.

Terms: To be eligible to receive the $20 statement credit, you must be 18 or older, a holder of a valid consumer American Express Credit or Charge Card issued in the U.S. and you must have recieved this offer letting you know that you have been pre-enrolled in the campaign (a Registered Cardmember) To receive $20 Statement credit, Registered Cardmembers must complete 2 separate transaction of at least $40 or more at any Walmart store or online at (each, an "Eligible Transaction") between 11/18/08 and 11:59 PM EST on 12/18/2008. Only one registration per Cardmember account permitted. Certain American Express Cards, including, but not limited to, HealthCare Related Cards, Prepaid Cards, and Corporate cards, are not eligible for this offer. To receive offer, both transactions must be made on the same American Express card. Transactions made on another card account or a supplementary Card with different Card account number are not eligible. The $20 will be credited to the Card account as statement credit. Statement credits ar generally issued within 5 business days upon completion of the 2 Eligible Transactions, but it may take upto 2 billing cycles from the date of you last Eligible Transaction for the statement credit to be posted to you account. Limit one statement credit per Cardmember. If your Card is part of a rewards program that enables you to earn rewards for purchases, your ability to earn rewards may be based on the amount of your purchase after the statement credit has been applied. in order to earn rewards, your card must be enrolled in the applicable rewards may be based on the amount of your purchase after the statment credit has been applied. In order to earn rewards, your card must be enrolled in the applicable reward program att the time of Eligible Transactions. Indivual rewards program terms and conditionas apply. See your rewards program agreement for details. Void where prohibited.If your card account accrues finance charges, the balance up on which finance charges are assessed will include the gross amount of your transactions (i.e. without application of the $20 credit). and you will be responsible to pay amounts due as provided in the terms of your cardmember agreement. If your Card account is a charge card account on which you have activated a flixible payment feature (e.g. Expo) the gross amount of your purchase will be changed to flexible payment feature if it is eligible for that treatment, while the $20 credit may be credited to the due in full balance of your charge card account. In this case, finance charges will accrue on the flexible paymanet feature balance until that balance is paid in full.

Get $20 cash back from Paypal on orders $100 and more from

Here's a great way to get some money back if you are going to be ordering.

Below is from a Paypal email:

Shop early and save with exclusive deals from Walmart and other great online stores. Use PayPal when you checkout at, and we’ll take $20 off your order of $100 or more.*

*Receive $20 cash back on a single purchase of $100 or more excluding tax and shipping. (“Offer”) Offer applies to transactions on whenyou use PayPal as a payment method. Offer begins November 19, 2008 and ends November 30, 2008. Purchases made within the offer period must becharged to your account no later than November 30, 2008. The cash back payment will be deposited into your PayPal account by December 31, 2008. Tobe eligible for the Offer, you must: (1) have a confirmed U.S. PayPal account in good standing, (2) receive an email directly from PayPal inviting you toparticipate in the Offer, and (3) use the email address linked to your PayPal account (must be the same account that received the email from PayPal)and (4) make an eligible purchase by November 30, 2008. The following transactions are excluded from this offer: PayPal Mobile transactions,PayPal Plug-In transactions (formerly named: Virtual Debit Card) service, gift certificate payments, gift card purchase, PayPal ATM/Debit Card payments,payments made when you are not logged into your PayPal account, automatic and/or recurring payments you have scheduled, and PayPal Plus Credit Card/eBay MasterCard payments not made through your PayPal account. If the payment is refunded after you receive the cash back, PayPal will deduct thecash back amount from your account. PayPal reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify part or this entire offer at any time without notice, for anyreason in its sole discretion. This offer cannot be resold or transferred.

Current Clearance

Edit - it's not doing the automatic $1.79 thing, but the other deals are working (25% off and free shipping). So there are still some great deals!

My friend C sent me this info - I haven't tried it yet, but I thought I'd get it out there.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that at they are having a huge clearance on kids crafts, mostly Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas stuff. They have a bunch of stuff marked down to $2, $3, and $4, but it all went to $1.79 when I put it in my cart, not sure why. But the best part is that almost all of the crafts are packs of TWELVE, so if you do any sort of preschool co-op, or teaching, you can get 12 art projects for $1.79. If you're just doing this for yourself, like me, you will just have a lot of crafts to share. :)

I am pretty sure this deal is legit, but as always with things you find online, buy at your own risk. Although the site was quite busy earlier today, so some people on the message board where I read this had to call in their order, and it went through the same. I'm not sure why all the clearance is showing up at $1.79 instead of its listed price, or if that will change, but for right now this is an awesome deal!

There are also some online codes - use VIP in the coupon portion for an additional 25% off. And even better, use UE8 in the promo portion for free shipping.

Walgreens $5 off $20 Coupon

Click here for your coupon! Good only on Friday, Nov 14 and Saturday, Nov 15.

Walmart Coupon Policy

Here is a copy of Walmart's Coupon Policy. Some people have had problems with Walmart not accepting IP (internet printable) coupons. Print this and put it in your coupon folder. Then you have it if you need it.

Free Photo Album from Snap Fish until Friday at Midnight!!

Thanks for the info Angie!!

Snapfish is offering a FREE 8x11 book for the next 48 hours -- just pay shipping!

* This offer is only good for one standard 20-page 8" x 11" custom-cover photo book per household. Coupon dispersal ends at 11:59 p.m. PST Friday, November 14, 2008. Free photo book must be redeemed by 11:59 p.m. PST Sunday, November 16, 2008. Offer does not include customary shipping and handling changes or additional pages. Offer applies only to mail-order delivery to U.S. customers. Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes. Coupon cannot be resold or otherwise transferred and is void on the earlier of redemption or the offer end date.

Goody Coupon

Here's a link to a coupon for $2 off any Goody hair product.

I've been able to find them at Target and Walmart. LOVE this coupon!! There's a lot of clips and pony tail holders out there to be had for less than a buck. (Think stocking stuffers!!)

Buying Coupons

The coupons that you get in your Sunday papers vary from region to region. Not only the product, but the amounts vary also. Those on the East coast seem to get the higher values... Don't know why...

So, I have bought coupons on eBay or traded on A Full Cup or Slickdeals. You are not buying the coupons (that's against the rules), but you are paying for the persons time to cut, sort, etc.

I have also been a part of a Coupon Train. This is where you and 4-5 other people mail your coupons to each other. First person starts the train and mails to 2nd person. Second person takes out coupons that they want, then replaces those coupons with new ones. Second mails to 3rd. Rinse and Repeat. This works great unless you all shop the same deals at the same stores. Which is what happened in the train I was in... If anyone is interested in this, let me know and if there are enough that want to do it, I can hook you up with each others info.

Target Clearance

I found Ziploc baggies (sandwich size) on clearance for $.85. They are usually in the checkout lanes for $1. It's a hanging bag with 25 baggies in them. There are a bunch of Ziploc coupons and peelies out there, making these free or way cheap! If the coupon says "off any Ziploc container, or bag, etc", they can be used on these.

Also the Gillette Fusion and Venus razors were clearanced for $4.24. It's just the razor without refills. There are coupons for $4 off out there.

Walgreens Deals 11/2-11/8

Schick quattro disposable razors 3 pack (buy 2)
+ $5.99 x 2 = $11.98
- $2 MFQ (10/5/08)
- BOGO (SS 10/19/08)
- $3 November ESR book (pg 11) x 2 = $6
= $2.01 overage

Wrigley's Gum (buy 2)
- BOGO in ad coupon
- BOGO MFQ (SS 10/5/08)

Celestial Seasonings tea $1.50 (buy 2)
- $1/2 November Easy Saver pg. 6
- $1 MFQ (SS 10/5/08)

Zest Soap Bar $2
- $1 MFQ (10/12/08)
= $1

Vicks Nyquil Liquid Caps 12 ct or 6 oz Liquid
Buy 1 get $1 Register Reward, buy 2 get $3 RR, buy 3 get $6 RR back
+ $4.99 x 3
- $1.50 MFQ x 3 (10/12/08)
= $1.49 each

Oral B CrossAction Power Toothbrush
Get $2 in register rewards back when you buy one
+ $5.99 x 2
- BOGO MFQ (11/2/08)
= $3.99 for 2

Target Toy Coupons

Target's toy coupons for 2008 have been released. They expire on 11/26/08.

Target link - these coupons are great!! Remember you can use them in combination with Manufactures coupons or peelies.

There are Playskool peelies and Cranium peelies out there.

Bras and Panties

I just bought 2 Victoria's Secret bras and 1 pair of panties for $16 (including S&H)!!!

Here's how:

1 - Go to VS website.

2 - Put 2 of the bras that are on sale 2/$40 in your cart (or for about $4 more, add 2 bras that are 2/$44).

3 - Put 1 pair of these cotton panties in your cart (solid color).

4 - Go to checkout and make sure to check the box for promo codes.
Add these codes:
FA813789 for $10 off any bra
25PTY for $25 off any two full priced bras and free cotton panty

Total should be $16-$20 depending on which bras you ordered!!

Kashi Coupon

$2 off coupon for Kashi granola bars.

Glade at Target

Thanks to Mercedes of Common Sense with Money.

Buy any four Holiday Glade Items you get a $5 Target gift card.
Holiday items include Apple Cinnamon, Cinnamon Gingerbread and Glistening Snow scent items.

Good Deal:
$10 Buy 4 Glade Scented Oil Candle Holders $2.50 each
-$5 Use 2 B1G1 coupons on
= $5 OOP and you get $5 Gift Card Back

Best Deal:$10 Buy 4 Glade Scented Oil Candle Holders $2.50 each
-$5 Use 2 BIGI coupons on
-$4 Use 2 $2 off Scented Oil Candle blinkies found at Kmart and many other grocery stores
= $1 OOP and you get $5 Gift Card Back

The offer doesn't apply to candles only, it could be plug in warmers too, as long as it is a holiday scent. This deal is good through 12/15. Limit one offer per transaction.

Printing Bricks Coupons

I make sure my printer settings are set to "print preview" (not sure if everyone has this option). That way I can see everything exactly the way it will print before I agree to print it.

Usually, bricks coupons print on the top 1/3 of the paper. So I cut my paper into thirds and put it in that way. Then you won't waste all that paper and ink for the rest of the ad.

If you don't have print preview, print the coupon and then flip the paper over and print on the back side in the opposite direction. Saving on paper.

Progresso Soup Coupon

$1.10 off 1 can printable and you should be able to print 2.

FREE Target Retote

Send in 5 Target plastic bags and get a FREE Retote. Here's the link.

Walgreens FAR

Loreal Age Perfect Pro Calcium Rediance Perfector 1.7 oz
+ $19.99
= Free after rebate

Almay One Coat Mascara
+ $6.99
- $1.00 S 8/3/08, 9/14/08, 10/12/08
= Free after rebate or $-1.00 Deal

Not a grocery deal, but a great deal nonetheless...

Go to and enter the code TREATS at checkout and get a $25 GC for $2 to one of the retaurants from their selection. Or you can up the price of GC to $50 for $4 or $75 for $6!!!

Rite Aid 10/26/08 - 11/1/08

Lots of freebies this week!! (Thanks to TangoUno at SD for compilation.)

This rebate valid three days only: 10/26 to 10/28, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Charles Worthington Dream Hair Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers
+ $6.99 sale price this week
- $6.99 SCR

This rebate valid three days only: 10/26 to 10/28, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Citre Shine Shine Miracle, Miracle Serum or Aerosol Serum, 4 oz
+ $5.99 sale price this week
- $5.99 SCR
-Citre Shine Product, any full size $1 SS 8/17/08 or $1 printable
= FREE or $1 profit

This rebate valid three days only: 10/26 to 10/28, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Citre Shine Miracle Shine Mist, Pomade or Gloss Gelee, 2 - 3.4 oz
+ $3.99 sale price this week
- $3.99 SCR
-Citre Shine Product, any full size $1 SS 8/17/08 or $1 printable
= FREE or $1 profit

This rebate valid this week only.
L'Oreal Age Perfect Radiance Perfector Tinted Moisturizer, 1.7 oz
+ $15.99 sale price this week
- $15.99 SCR
-$1 MFQ printable or
-$2 MFQ LOreal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer, any V 10/5/08 or
- $2 on Any Bare Naturale Face product or any L'Oreal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer RP 9/7
= FREE or $1 or $2 profit

This rebate valid this week only.
Kotex Maxipads 14 - 24 ct, Lightdays Pantiliners 34 - 64 ct, Security Tampons, 18 ct
+ $3.00 sale price this week
- $3.00 SCR
-$1 printable or printable
-$0.75 MFQ Kotex Lightdays Pantiliners, any SS 10/12/08
-$1 MFQ Kotex Pads, any SS 9/7/08
-$1 MFQ Kotex Pads, any SS 10/12/08
= FREE or $0.75 or $1 profit

This rebate valid this week only.
Axe Shock Shower Gel 12 oz or Axe Shower Detailer Tool
+ $3.99 sale price this week
- $3.99 SCR

This rebate valid this week only.
Oral B Artica Toothbrush, 1ct
+ $2.49 sale price this week
- $2.49 SCR
-$0.75 MFQ Oral-B Manual Toothbrush , any P & G 9/28/08
= FREE or $0.75 profit

This rebate valid this week only.
DentaBurst Teeth Cleaners, 12 ct
+ $1.99 sale price this week
- $1.99 SCR

This rebate valid this week only.
GE Power Source Strip - 6 outlet
+ $5.00 sale price this week
- $5.00 SCR

GE Indoor Extension Cords - 6 or 9 ft, White or Brown
+ $2.00 sale price this week
- $2.00 SCR

This rebate valid this week only.
Adidas Antiperspirant or Deodorant, 2.6 - 3 oz or Body Wash 13.5 oz, or Body Spray 4 oz
+ $3.99 sale price this week
- $3.00 SCR
- $1.00/1 MQ Adidas Deodorant, Body Spray or Body Wash RP 9/7/08
= $0.01 profit

Freestyle Lite Meter
+ $ 29.99 sale price this week
Use RA coupon $45.00 off Freestyle Lite Meter from the Inner Strength Magazine found in RA stores

Sally Hansen Lip Treatments 25% off this week
- FREE after SCR, up to $7.50
-$.50 Sally Hansen Lip Product SS 09/28/08 or printable

Suave Hand or Body Lotion
+ $1.99 sale price this week (18 oz size)
- $ 2.00 SCR
- $.75 Suave Lotion Products V 9/21/08
= FREE or $.75 profit

Joy Dishwashing Liquid
-$1/3 Joy RP 10/12/08
=$1.97 for three

Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer
-$2 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer printable

Sunmaid Raisins 6pk
-$1/2 Sunmaid Raisin 6pk RP 10/05/08
=$.98 for two

Jif Peanut Butter 18oz
-$1/2 Jif Peanut Butter RP 08/24/08
=$2.98 for two

Thanks to TheWoman at HCW for this information.
Register for and receive $50 worth of money saving coupons right away. Among the coupons is a $5/$25 purchase. According to TheWoman, you need to print what you need right away because once you print them you will not be able to access them again without registering again with a new e-mail address.

Make sure you give them this coupon FIRST, so that your total doesn't drop below $25 before this coupon.

If your store doesn't have the rebate items that you want, ask if they are doing substitutions or doing Rain Checks.
*Substitutions are what they sound like... They substitute another item, but ring you up for the rebate item.
*Rain Checks work either of 2 ways (depending on store). They can have you pay up front for the item and then they will hold it for you and call you when it gets in. This works well for those items that have purchase deadlines (for 3 days only, etc). Or they can give you a rain check for the sale price and you have to keep checking back to see if they have the item before the rebate period is up.

More tips...

1 - Ask your stores questions. Do they double coupons? Do they take expired coupons? Do they take competitor's coupons? It never hurts to ask because there are quite a few stores out there that do say yes to these questions.

2 - Yes, couponing takes time, but it's well worth it when you bring a car load of stuff home for a few dollars!! Getting started takes the most time. If you set aside a certain time each week to cut and organize your coupons, it will only take 1-2 hours per week. It's when you let them pile up on your kitchen table (like mine right now), that it's very time consuming...

3 - Save the coupons that you think you'll never use. I don't have any pets, but I save my dog and cat food coupons because I have been able to use them to get overages and make money. I give a ton of product away to friends and family, as well as donations. So even if you don't use a certain brand, you can help someone else out by donating it.

4 - Before we do most anything, (go out to eat, to a museum, the zoo, etc) I get online and see if there are coupons or discounts for it. You can do a search on google or go to

5 - Most cashiers and store managers don't know much about coupons. They will make up rules according to what they think or have been told. You will encounter coupon idiots. Stand strong and know what you are talking about. If the cashier doesn't help, ask to speak to a manager. If they aren't helpful, ask for their names and call corporate. You should NEVER be made to feel like you are a criminal or stealing from the store. If they try to make you feel that way, stand up for yourself! Don't let this deter you from couponing - I'm just letting you know that at some point you might run into this...

We all want to hear about the deals that you find, so pass them along and I'll share them with the other readers. You can email me or post them in the comments and I'll copy and paste.

Feel free to forward this blog on to your friends and family (not for self promotion purposes). The way the economy is going, I think the more people that we can help save a few dollars and keep their heads above water, the better! It's getting a little scary out there...

Coupon Codes

When you look at your coupons, there are 2 bar codes on the bottom. The first barcode is the "family" code. For example, 36000 is Kimberly Clark (Huggies, etc). Each family code is for a certain brand or company.

For a coupon to work, the first 5 numbers (after the first digit, usually a 5 or a 9) must match the corresponing numbers on the product.

Sometimes a coupon states that a coupon will work on multiple products, but it can only be coded for 1 product. I have some coupons that are for $5 off Hot Wheels or Barbie products, but it is coded only for Hot Wheels. So when I tried to use it on Barbie, it beeped. It was pushed through because I had them read the coupon and they saw that I had the correct product.

So for a smoother (no beeps) transaction, try to match your coupon codes. If it does beep, be able to prove that you are right!


Don't forget to check your Kmart ads to see if your store is doing double coupons!!! (It should be on the front page of the ad at the bottom). You can do some serious damage if they are!!! :-) Any questions, let me know.

Free Johnson's Buddies Easy Grip Soap

Here are some links for $1.00 off any Johnson's products. At most stores, (Target, Walmart, Smiths, Albies, Kmart, etc) this soap is less than $1, so it's free after coupon.

My girls love this soap. It's a fruity smelling soap that's wrapped in a pouch that keeps it from slipping out of their hands. Plus the soap lasts forever.

At some stores (Kroger, Smiths, Albies, Kmart), when you buy 3 Johnson & Johnson products, you get a catalina for $3 off 3 more J&J products. This works great with the Buddy Bars. (Rumor has it that it works on the small baby oil and small baby powder also, but I haven't personally tried it.) Not sure when the catalina deal will expire, but it was working as of 2 days ago.

1 - Print your coupons.
2 - Buy 3 J&J products with coupons (Buddy Bars are going to be FREE).
3 - Catalina machine prints out you $3 off OYNO coupon.
4 - Rinse and repeat. :-)

You can print the coupon or you can request to have the coupon mailed it to you (or both).

Coupon #1 print

Coupon #2 mail

Coupon #3 mail

Coupon #4 print (enter contest and if you don't win you get coupon)


Ziploc coupons

I also have some coupons for Progresso Broth and Yoplait yogurt. If you would like me to send you one via email, let me know and I'll get them sent.

$30 SC Johnson Coupons (cleaning supplies)

Save up to $30 and stock up on your favorite SC Johnson products! These are awesome coupons - high value! Click here!

Walgreens $5 off $20

Here's a great coupon for Walgreens! It's for Fri, 10/24 and Sat, 10/25 ONLY.

This is great to use with RR and Rebate items - you make an extra $5!!

Here are some scenarios, borrowed from SD.

Scenario 1
$16.49 Loreal Revitalift
$0.00 Revitalift free gift
$4.50 Oral B
-$1 Loreal mfq
-$1 Loreal mfq
-$.75 Oral-B mfq
= $13.24 OOP and get back $4.50 RR, $16.49 rebate

Scenario 2
3 Robitussin @ $5.99 ($17.97)
1 St. Ives @ $4.99
= $22.97
- $5/$20
= $17.97
- $9 (3 x $3 Robitussin printable)
= $9.96
- $2 (St. Ives printable )
= OOP $7.97
Get back - $10 RR and $5 RR

Scenario 3
1 Fusion @ $8.99
1 St. Ives @ $4.99
1 Alka Seltzer @ $4.99
2 Yardley Soaps @ $.69 each after in ad q ($1.38)
= $20.35
- $5/20
= $15.35
- $4 (fusion mfq)
- $2 (st. ives q)
= OOP $9.35
RR's $4, $5, and $5

Scenario 4
1 Fusion @ $8.99
1 Oral B @ $4.49
1 St Ives @ $4.99
3 Yardley Soaps @ $.69 each after in ad q ($2.07)
= $20.54
- $5/$20
= $15.54
- $4 (fusion mfq 9/28 PG)
- $2 (st ives printable)
- $.75 (Oral B mfq 9/28 PG)
= OOP $8.79
RR's $4, $5, and $4.50

Walmart Deals (ongoing)

Windex wipes 25 ct - $1.00
- $.75 MFQ (9/21 SS) = $.25

Sun Maid raisins - $1.33
- $1/2 MFQ (10/5 RP) = $.83

Glade Glass Scents - $2.84
- B1G1 MFQ (10/12 SS) = $.84 for 2

Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables - $1.25
- $.35 MFQ (10/12 SS) = $.90

Zone Nutrition Bars - $.94
- $1 MFQ (9/7 SS) = free

Honey Bunches of Oats - 2/$2
- $2 printable = free

Preparation H 10 ct. wipes - $2.97
- $3 printable = free

Schick 10 ct disposable razors - $1.97
- $2 MFQ (9/7 SS) = free

Well Patch Singles - $.97
- $1 MFQ (7/13 SS) = free

Kotex pantiliners 16 or 18 ct - $1.00
- $1 printable = free
- $1 (9/7 SS) = free
- $1 (10/12 SS) = free

KY Jelly 2 oz - $2.59
- $3 MFQ (5/1 RP) = free

Powerade - $.75
- $.75 MFQ (6/8 SS) = free

Purina Cat Food - $3.97
- $4 printable = free

Johnson’s Buddies Bar Soap - $.99 x 3
- $3/3 MFQ (9/14 SS) = free

Purina Puppy Chow - $4.12
- $4 printable = $.12

Wet Ones trial size - $.92
- $.75 printable = $.17

Cascadian Farms Organic “Purely Steam” Frozen Veggies - $1.22-$1.78
- $1 printable = $.22-$.78
- $1 MFQ (10/05 SS) = $.22-$.78

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers - $1.23-$1.99
- $1 MFQ (9/7 GM) = $.23-$.99

Muir Glen Tomato Sauce or Diced Tomatoes - $1.24
- $1 printable = $.24

Betty Crocker Cookie Pouch - $1.00
- $0.75 printable = $.25

Kraft Easy Mac - $.75
- $1/2 MFQ (8/24 SS) = $.25 each

Barilla Piccolini Pasta - $1.27
- $1 printable = $.27

Franks Red Hot Sauce - $.88
- $0.50 printable = $.38

Clean and Clear Blackhead Eraser pads - $5.44
- $5/1 printable = $.44

Starkist Tuna Creations - $1.48
- $1 MFQ (9/7 or 10/12 RP) = $.48

Betty Crocker Potato Pouches - $.88
- $.40 MFQ (9/14 SS) = $.48

Nestle Toll House Morsels - $1.98
- $1.50 printable = $.48

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels - $1.50
- $1 printable = $.50

Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta - $1.50
- $1 MFQ (9/14 or 10/5 SS) = $.50

Martha White Baking Mixes - $0.84
- $.55/2 MFQ (8/24 RP) = $.57 each

Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Crust - $1.70
- $1.10 printable = $.60

Campbell's Select Harvest Microwavable Soup - $1.00
- $.75/2 MFQ (10/5 SS) = $.63

Tucks Takealong Wipes - $2.64
- $2 printable = $.64

Chex Mix Bars - $1.98
- $1.25 printable = $.73

Walmart prices vary by store.

Thanks to Centsible Savings help in compiling them.

RR at Walgreens

The final prices are after receiving the RR. Prices can vary slightly from store to store.

Benefiber 16pk (or mix with Theraflu) $8 RR
3 Benefiber Kiwi Strawberry @ $7.99 = $23.97
- $5 x 3 ES = $8.97
- $2 x 3 MFQ = $5.03 profit

Alka-Seltzer $4.99 RR
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (Original Flavor only) 20 ct @ $4.99
-$1 man Q = $1 profit

Gillette $4 RR
Gillette Fusion Razor @ $9.99 (bonus packs should work)
-$4 man Q = $1.99 OOP

Oral B $4.99 RR (ends 10/25)
Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush @ $4.99
- $.75/1 (9/28 PG)= $.75 profit

St Ives Elements $5 RR
2 St Ives Elements @ $4.99 = $9.98
- BOGO MFQ = $.01 profit
- $2 printable Print here = $.98 profit

Some Printable Coupons

$2 off Aquafresh

$1 off Kellogs Cereal

$1 off Renu contact solution

$5 Clean and Clear



$1 off Scott TP

$1.50 off Purell

Tips for printing mulitples of the "bricks" coupons. Once you print 1, hit back a couple of times and it will print another one for you. Most of the time you can only print 2 bricks coupons, but sometimes you can get more. Some bricks will allow you to choose a snail mail option. There will be a "help" choice at the bottom of the page. Click on that and enter mailing info.

Free Pop at Albies

Albertsons has 2 liter A&W, Sunkist, and 7up on sale 10 for $10 with a $10 MIR that prints at register, making them free. Dates available 10/22-10/28. You will have to mail in the rebate with your receipt.

When I have to mail in my receipt for a rebate, I do a seperate transaction for the rebate items.

Chicken Breasts $1.19/lb at Maceys

You have to buy a box of 40 lbs to get the deal. They are fresh, not frozen. I split it with a friend and we both got 20 lbs of chicken breasts for $23.80! Awesome deal!!

We got it last year also and the chicken is great. It is untrimmed, so I spent some time cutting fat off and cutting down to the sizes that I wanted. But well worth it in my book.

Rumor has it all Associated Foods stores are doing this deal. Call your store and ask.

Free Soy Milk at Albertsons

Personally, I can't stand the stuff, but free is awesome!! (Thanks Jenn at SSD)

Pearl Soymilk (32 oz) is $1.00 ea

Buy 4 and a MFQ prints for $2.00/4 AND then a $2.00 OYNO comes out. You pay .23!

You should be able to use the $2.00/4 instantly as it is a MFQ and prints out before you pay.
You may or may not be able to use the catalina. It prints out before you pays as well. Even if you have to pay the $4.00 up front, the next orders would be free!

SOY MILK has a long shelf life and doesn't need to be refrigerated until opened. Food storage idea!

Some Tips

1. Subscribe to the Sunday paper. I subscribe to the Daily Herald and get 5 copies each week. They have a Savvy Shopper special - 5 Sunday papers for only $16/month. It is well worth the money to buy the Sunday papers. You can also ask your friends, family and neighbors for their inserts.

2. If you really want to save money, you can't afford to be brand loyal or store loyal. I have friends that are quite picky with their brands and they do save money, but not nearly what they could.

3. Get rid of the mentality that "bigger is better". You're not necessarily going to get a better value by buying the bigger sizes. Many times, with sales and coupons, the smaller sizes are free or very cheap. Last year, there were $1 off All laundry detergent coupons with no size specifications. So I bought 20 trial size bottles and got 40 loads of laundry for free!

4. Coupons can (and should) be used on clearance and sale items.

5. Organize your coupons. There are many different methods (binder, coupon file, coupon box, envelopes). I use the Binder method. I cut all of my coupons each week and organize them by category. You can use baseball card holders or photo holders. Make sure your binder has a zipper that goes all the way around. Nothing like going to all that work to have your coupons fall out in the middle of the store...

Shopping at Home

I also stock up on toys, school supplies, and anything that could be used as a present. Stock up on clearance toys and end of season sales. I organize them into totes by age (baby, older child, adult, etc) and sex (boy, girl). It's so nice to be able to "shop" in my closet!

Pictures of Storage

Here are some pictures of our storage. It includes food, toiletries, paper products, cleaning supplies, diapers, wipes, etc.

Here Goes

So people keep asking me about my "couponing", so I thought I'd start a blog to help others and answer those questions.

I started seriously couponing about 2 years ago. I found a couple of websites that got me going and I still refer to them religiously. They are listed in my links. Sign up at and you'll get weekly emails of the deals at each store.

I won't be listing all of the deals out there. There are plenty of website for that (in my links). I will list super deals and specific shopping trips (matching items to coupons). I will not be doing all of the work - I'll be getting ideas and information from other websites and I will give those people the credit.

I'd love suggestions and sales that you find also! Also, if you have any questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out!


At Kmart, if the coupon is worth more than the item being purchased, it will go through without any beeps, so you can get overage.

A couple weeks ago, Kmart had double coupons and I got $1800 worth of stuff for about $75!! It was awesome! Kmart is trying to build up their business and will be doing doubles at different stores around the country, so be on the lookout.


Couponing at Walmart is pretty straight forward. If the coupon is worth more than the item being purchased, the coupon will beep. Usually, the cashier will push it through or they will adjust the coupon for the amount of purchase. If they adjust the coupon, they are supposed to write down the adjusted amount on the coupon (so they only get reimbursed for adjusted amount).

I always check out at the SCO (self check out), unless I have coupons that need to be adjusted or B1G1's. Some stores have a limit on the amount of coupons that you can use at SCO. There's not any rhyme or reason to it though - some report it's a certain dollar amount, others say it's a certain number of coupons??


Albertsons usually accepts competitors coupons. You can take any local store (Safeway, Walgreens, etc) coupons in and they will honor them.

They have stopped taking most IP coupons because of fraud. But I'm sure this will change back soon. Albies usually has a lot of blinkie machines and coupons around their stores.

Walgreens and Rite Aid

I also do the rebates at Walgreens and Rite Aid. You spend the money OOP, but you get it back at the end of the month. And you no longer have to mail the rebates, they are all done online!! So much more convenient. Many times there are MM (money makers). For example, Pantene shampoo is FAR (free after rebate) plus there is a $2 off coupon from the Sunday paper. So you actually make $2.

At both stores, the rebates are one per address.

With Walgreens rebates, you have the option of having your rebate money put onto a Walgreens gift card. When you choose this option, you get 10% of your total added on. Once you get a gift card, you can have them just add the money to it electronically (no waiting for mail). I do it this way and I just keep rolling my money into the new rebate items.

Walgreens also has Register Rewards (RR). These are money off coupons to use on your next order. They print off from the Catalina machine beside the register. Purchase a certain item, get a catalina for $ off your next purchase. Last month, Crest mouthwast was on sale for $4.49 and when you bought it, you would get a RR for $4.50 off your next purchase.

But, BEWARE, these are not rollable. Meaning, you cannot use that RR that you got on Crest Mouthwash to buy another bottle of Crest Mouthwash and expect to get another RR.


You can get some great deals at Target if you keep your eyes open. They have great clearance endcaps (end of aisle).

They also have coupons that you can print from their website and at the kiosks in the store. They put up new coupons every 2 weeks. I suggest printing at the store to save your paper and ink. The kiosks are where you print Baby and Wedding Registries. Choose Scroll to bottom of page, click on "SuperTarget Coupons + Specials". Choose the coupons that you want to print and click Print.

You can also print TQ from Organic Grocery Deals and A Full Cup. They keep them on their website long after Target has taken them down.

You can use 1 Target coupon (TQ) and 1 Manufactures coupon (MFQ) on each item purchased. For example: PopTarts are on sale for $2. There is a TQ for $1 off PopTarts and a MFQ for $.50 off PopTarts. Give 1 TQ and 1 MFQ to cashier for each box of PopTarts that you purchase. So your cost is $.50/box of PopTarts.

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