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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Stocking up on Cereal


Giant Eagle :

3 jugs Swiss tea
4 lg. boxes of cereal
4 sm. boxes cereal
2 BC scallop potatoes
1 box minute rice
2 progresso soups
2 lunchables
1 paper (free)
2 ranch dressings
1 lean pocket
2 (4pk.) Dannon crushables
1 Alloutte brie cheese
After coupons $ 18.38 !!!!!

Target :

2 bags oreos
6 bags Ghirardelli chocolates
1 pair boys jeans
1 Methods hand soap
1 Methods dish soap
1 Pokemon card holder
after coupons less than $20  !!!!

Using up my coupons before they expire at the end of the month!!
Glad I did  :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

BJ's $25 gift card giveaway!!!

BJ's Wholesale Club and General Mills provided me with
a free trial membership, gift card, coupons and information
through MyBlogSpark. They were also generous enough
to provide me with a $25 gift card for one of my lucky readers.

Tell us how you save shopping at BJ's or How you save
buying in bulk. Remember to leave your name and e-mail
address. Must be a US resident 18 yrs of age or older.

Winner will be contacted by e-mail and have 24 hrs
to respond. A new winner will be selected if the
winner does not respond by deadline.
Winner will be drawn Wed. 1/6/2010 at 9pm EST.

You must be a BJ's member to shop BJ's.
Go here to retrieve a free 60 day trial membership.
Note: free trial offer expires 12/31/2009 and is good
for 2 months.

This giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 yrs of age or older.
E-mail addresses are collected solely to contact winner. The winner
 is selected randomly.  Prizes are sent directly through Myblogspark.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all !


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

BJ's shopping

I was very fortunate to receive a $25 gift card and free 60
day trial membership to BJ's. Thanks to BJ's and General
Mills, through My blogspark, for this exciting opportunity! 

I have always wanted to try BJ's . BJ's is very similar to
Sam's club and Costco. It is a warehouse club where
you can buy things in bulk. You do have to pay a
membership fee.

I went to customer service with my 60 day trial printout.
They made me a card with my photo on it ! I also asked
a few questions about their coupon policy. They have
BJ coupons at the front desk and I believe when you
become a member you will have access to more coupons
depending on your membership type.

 Heres the scoop:
-You can use a BJ's coupon with a manufacturer coupon
-You can use internet coupons (at least at mine)
-You can use more than one coupon on a bulk pack
  if there are more than one item in the pack.
  For example:  for a 4 pack of progresso soup, you
                        could use 4 manufacturer coupons!

Use BJ's coupons and manufacturer coupons to maximize
your savings.

Here is what I got:

I also got a 32 pack of sprite...not pictured.
I had a party I was hosting and BJ's  was a great place to find what I needed. Look at that yummy cheesecake. Their bakery department is amazing! I thought the cheesecake was a great deal at $10.99. The bread was less than $4 for 20 rolls, also a great price for fresh bread. I did spurge on the pop alittle but sometimes you don't have the luxury of time.                                                                                                  
Coming soon $25 BJ's gift card giveaway!!!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Earning money shopping online

Sign up for:
Mr Rebates

These sites give a % back on your purchases made online.
sign up with them and click on there link to take you to
where you are shopping.

I usually go to Evrewards to see what site above will give
me the best payout.

Now remember this will not give you half your money back
or anything like that. Usually you can expect about 2%
return on your purchase and some restriction apply. 
If you shop online during Christmas this can really start
adding up!


Don't forget to cash in your Swagbucks .
They can help free up some holiday cash.
Time is running out to get these in time
for Christmas!

Have you heard of Swagbucks? Use Swagbucks
as your search engine and you can win "Swagbucks".
These can be redeemed for prizes in the Swagstore.
You can also earn Swagbucks by shopping through
their site and referring friends . 45 Swagbucks
can be redeemed for a $5.00 Amazon gift card to
give you an idea .

I usually win $1-$2 daily. Not bad. That could
be a $5 card every month if a search daily.
Here is a link to sign up.

This is my referral link. Thanks


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Disclaimer/Disclosure Policy

Savincravin @blogspot. com is my personal blog
written and edited by me.


I do not claim to be an expert in any topic. I write
this blog to help share topics that I feel helpful.
The opinions I post are purely my own.

I do provide links to other websites. This blog has no
control over the content in these links. Please use
your best judgement when entering any information
on any other website. All information submitted to
other websites is done at your own risk.


I do run ads that I may be compensated for.
Again, all information submitted is at your own
risk. Entering is solely done at your free will.

I may except free samples to review and if I'm
lucky compensated for. The views and opinions
on this blog are purely my own. I do not claim to
be an expert ! I will always give my honest opinion
(put as nicely as I possible).
*I will disclose what items are "free" and for review.

I am currently selling Avon. I have a link to my
personal store on my blog (labeled my Avon store).
Ordering is done at your own free will. Because this
is a blog about saving money, I do on occasion point
out deals that I find from Avon. I will get some
compensation from orders. You may also order
through avon.com if you'd prefer.

I've tried to provide as much detail and discription as
I can for my blog disclosure/disclaimer. As you can see
I am not a writer in legalities. In general all the actions
you take on my blog are at your own free will and risk.
This is just a personal fun blog that is a hobby and love
of mine. I hope to write with good taste and have a good

Saturday, December 12, 2009

General Mills Cereal Coupon

This week General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children´s diets.

Other cereal benefits:

 **Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals,
     account for only 5% of sugar in children´s diets.

 **Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in
     a child´s diet today.

  **More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier
      body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.

Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

The information and free cereal coupons are provided by
General Mills through MYBLOGSPARK. They are also
kind enough to provide a free product and gift pack to
my family and I !

Friday, December 11, 2009

Free Entertainment


This is so fun! My kids just love doing stuff like this.
It keeps them entertained :)

Getting Paid to Shop

All this was $15 oop !!!
but hold on.......

I will get a rebate for the Olay lotion +10.00
Walgreens RRs (register rewards) +12.00

That makes everything free plus another $7 to spend!

The Jergens lotions and pasta are from GE .
I paid .70 for six of them !
I used (3) $3 off coupon from the 12/06 SS
I had (3).75 coupons for the Ronzoni 12/06 SS
I paid .50 for 3 !

Rebate Cash


Rebates in the mail this week:

$20 kraft rebate
$1.99 Rite aid rebate

Rebates I'm sending in

Caretakers marketplace : $4.75
McAfee Amazon rebate: $70.00
Olay rebate: $10.00

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A great trip to CVS

I haven't been too interested in CVS lately...I know I know.
I thought this week seemed like a good week to build up
some ECBs (extra care bucks). I had no ecbs to start out
with :( This is what I did:

1st: I scanned my card on the coupon printer. I got a
coupon for a B1g1 free Essence of Beauty bath product.
This worked well with my scenario because the EOB
bath products are printing out ECBs! What luck!

Here's what I got:

1 Bayer Diabetes monitor
Zantac 75
2 EOB bath products
1 Fusion shave gel

-4/20 from the Holiday book
(this prints as a ECB and does not come of your total)
-2 Zantac coupon
-B1G1 EOB coupon
-1 fusion (from recent P & G)
-14.99 Bayer Monitor (adjusted down)


That's a $12 profit....Woohoo !!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Read Hip2save for some awesome Avon deals!

Avon products make great stocking stuffers!
They have great prices for anyones budget :)
Why not take a look for yourself.....

Go to my Avon link here
Free shipping codes:
SPREE2009 with any $5 purchase

Thought this was a fun article ....25 different ways to use
Avon bubble bath to clean your house......

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Some ideas for Homemade Christmas gifts.
Thanks http://www.tipnut.com/
for all these great ideas and links!



http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-to-make-soap-in-your-crockpot.html Great for gifts!


http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/appetizers-snacks/sweet-snacks/holiday-pretzel-treats-685006/ Yum!


http://tipnut.com/wrap-up/ Lots of cute ideas!

Martha Stewart has lots and lots of ideas on her website too!

Freezer Cooking

Moneysavingmom is freezer cooking again!
She has alot of great recipes. I like the goodies
she is making for Christmas gifts. I wouldn't
mind receiving some of these myself:)

I Really wish I had the energy and freezer space to do this.