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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

These Coupons are Hot!

These coupons are what I consider Hot (RRRRRRR lol )

Seriously I am so happy to have found these!

I found the Nutella coupon at Drugmart & 
the Extra coupon at Dollar General.

I can't keep Nutella in the house. It is gone within a day or two
of buying. The Extra coupon comes at great time. They are on
sale at CVS 2/$3 so .50 after coupon!

Some Serious Shopping Today

2 Wishbone dressings     $3.02 (2)
1  flower pot                        $12.99
$15.00 (about)

Used 1 Target coupon + man. coupon for the dressing

6 Benedryl itch sticks
1 bag string cheese
2 Dressings
1 bag shredded cheese
2 Hunts ketchup
2 Bar S hotdogs
2 Pampers wipes
$8.50 after coupons

4 Stayfree
2 beefsticks
1 Extra laundry
$2.00 after coupons and $1 Ecb

Dollar General:
3 Stayfree
2 Dr. Peppers
1 punch
2 Creole rice
1 bag peanuts
2 Cheerios
1 hotdog bun
2 dishwasher tabs
$15 (about) after coupons

1 24 pk water
3 Kotex U
1 callus pads (?)
$1.10 after tax and RR (-$15RR)

 received $5RR for the callus pads
+ free movie cash for the Kotex

 Grand total is just barely over $40s !

The main reason the total is high is because of the flower pot . I included it
the picture because I wanted to be honest about what I spent. My total at
Walmart was $30 before coupons and $8.50 after. Thats a $22 savings
right there!

Just for fun:
Here's what $45 without coupons would have bought

Monday, June 28, 2010

Waffle Time

I made homemade waffles today ! This was actually not as
hard as I thought it would be. I lost about 10 waffle though
because everyone wanted to eat them as I was making them!
I used the basic recipe found on the Bisquick box:

2 cups Bisquick
1 1/3 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

I had blueberries on hand and threw a handful in the batter.
I added 2 tablespoons sugar in the second batch for a little
sweetness. They were really good. I imagine there are a lot
of wonderful waffle recipes floating around. I'll keep you
posted when I make my next batch.

Confession ! I realized I never added the oil to my waffles..lol.
Oops ;)

Free Softsoap

Did you get your Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine?
I love this magazine. It really inspires me . There are lots
of great ideas for your home and garden.
Be sure to look inside for a coupon for 1 free softsoap
with a purchase of Palmolive dish soap. 
You may be able to score a great deal if your Lowes
also allows a manufacturers coupon for the Palmolive .
I'm not sure what their coupon policy is???

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stocking Up on the Smell Goods


5 Olay body washes
4 (3) pks Ivory soap
2 Pantene conditioners
11 Powerbars
2 Colgate toothpastes
$8 oop after coupons and Ecbs

received $14 Ecbs


6 Aussie Scrunch spray
2 Renu
2 Gillette body washes
bag popcorn (not in pic)
candy (some missing from pic)
 about $11 after coupons

received $21 RR


2 bbq sauce
1 uncle Bens (Free coupon)
$1 + tax after coupons

All the above for $20 oop but wait.......
I have $35 Ecbs and RRs that I earned.
Thats a profit folks !!!!!!!!

Walgreens was profitable. If you have the
$2 Renu coupon you can make $2 on each
transaction! There is also a $2 Aussie coupon.
Making these a $1 money maker.

Just for fun:

This is what $20 without coupons would have bought !

Garage Sale Friday

My finds:

Ambercrombie hoodie
Bread dish


My 6yr old daughter's finds:

Gumball machine
3 skirts
1 pair jeans
1 dress pant
3 headbands
bead making kit
Bratz doll house
silly bands


A majority of her budget went toward the clothes.
The clothes are in great like new condition! She got
the notebook at Walgreens and the silly bands from
Marcs. She was excited about her finds and spending
her $20 . She earned the $20 for a fabulous report card.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Print These Before They are Gone!

Coupons Inc.

$7 off regular admission to Cedar Point here.  Good until Sept. 6, 2010 !

Renu $1 coupon here. These are free after RR rewards at Walgreens.
Use this coupon to make a $1 profit .

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Last minute Walgreens Trip


1st transaction :

1Schick Hydro 3 razor      $7.99
Coupon                                  -$5.00
 after tax                                 $3.49 
earned a $4 RR

2nd transaction:

1 Gillette Fusion razor         $9.89
1 Butterfinger bites (filler)       .39
coupon                                     - $4.00
RR from above tx.                - $4.00
 after tax                                     $2.90
earned a $5 RR

3rd transaction:

1 Nivea men's shower gel     $5.99  
1 Butterfingers (filler)                  .39
1 bag popcorn  (filler)                 .99
coupon                                        -$2.00
RR from above                          -$5.00
 after tax                                              .74
earned a $6 RR

I paid zero oop because I had a gift card.
I still have a $6 RR to spend next time.
Like getting all this for $1 !!

Staples Ink Rewards


If you are a follower you know how I love to score ink cartridges
on the cheap ($1 or less) and turn them in for $3 at Staples.
Well I'm sad to say that Staples has decreased the amount
they are giving to recycle the cartridges.  Starting July 1st
they will be giving $2 instead of $3.

Office Max -   $3   They only accept cartridges in good condition.
                                     They do not accept tank type ink cartridges.
Office Depot - $3   They will take up to 20 a month

I will continue to take cartridges that are off brand to Staples since
they accept any ink cartridge.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Be on the Lookout for Survey Peelies!

Look what I found!
2 $15 survey peelies.

$1.50 Bulls-Eye Bbq sauce
$1.50 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo

I will get $30 for the surveys.
That's a $17 profit! Woohoo!!!

I found both these at Walmart. I originally was looking
for the Kraft 100 cheese snacks that have a $20 survey
attached. I didn't have any coupons with but be sure to
bring yours for a bigger profit.

If you see more than one grab it for your family or friends.

Also when filling out the survey make sure you have tried
the item. I said I had not tried it and I was locked out of the
survey for a day. Not sure if there is a quota so you want
to complete it ASAP!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Join the Buca di Beppo eClub

Receive a free dessert just for signing up!
Get a free appetizer on your birthday and anniversary
too. You will also receive special exclusive discounts.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Week's Review

2 Windex multi surface cleaner
1 milk
2 sm. Doritos
1 Plain Dealer
2 Scrubbing Bubbles
2 Mylantas with free Ludons
1 bag of pretzels
3 powerbars
1 box cheese crackers

I used coupons for the:
Scrubbing Bubbles
+5/30 (from recycle bank)
+ $16.00 ECBs

I got back $13 in ECBs
+ 5/15 coupon Yay!

I really needed the milk and paper so I went Sunday.
I think I did pretty good!

Scanned my card in the coupon machine and got a $2
Ecb so went back a second time to CVS.

2nd trip
2 Dawn dishsoaps
4 Glade refills
box of greeting cards (clearanced)

used :
-$2 Ecb
-$2.75 Ecb
-$6 glade coupons

Paid $1.17 oop
Received a $5 Ecb

Friday, June 11, 2010

Grab My Button

I'm excited about my new button!
Please grab one :)


Friday is mega Swagbucks day ! You have better odds of winning
higher Swagbuck dollars today. Why not try your luck ?

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 . .
Sign up here

Search & Win


Avon Free Shipping


New coupon code good until 6/27/10
Free shipping on ANY order!

Start by going through Ebates.
Here you will receive 5% cash
back on your order. New members
receive a $5 bonus.
New members can sign up here

Here are a few things I found in the outlet:

Exfoliating gloves 2.99
Apricot and Sunflower Moisturizer 1.99

Link to my Avon store


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

New addition to our family .....Snowball :)


Printable Planners

5dollardinners.com has several printable planners !

A few planners available for print are :

Weekly menu planner
Monthly meal planner
Pantry staple list
Grocery shopping list
Garden planner

And many more

This a great way to get organized and start planning ahead :)

CVSing early in the week

2 Windex multi surface cleaner
1 milk
2 sm. Doritos
1 Plain Dealer
2 Scrubbing Bubbles
2 Mylantas with free Ludons
1 bag of pretzels
3 powerbars
1 box cheese crackers

I used coupons for the:
Scrubbing Bubbles
+5/30 (from recycle bank)
+ $16.00 ECBs

I got back $13 in ECBs
+ 5/15 coupon Yay!

I really needed the milk and paper so I went Sunday.
I think I did pretty good!

In the Mail

I am super excited about the mail today !
Look at all the goodies !!!
Free Proglide razor + coupons
1 coupon for 1 free Tropicana OJ
Kraft foods coupons " 6 FREE item coupons"
My medco order

Medco order:
3 Aquafressh Toothpaste
Gum picks
paid only $1.49 after the $10 off promo code

Saturday, June 5, 2010

$30 Kroger giftcard giveaway winner !!!!!


We have a a winner !!!

Congratulations Cynthia. Cynthia was contacted
and I am waiting for her reply.

Thanks to all that entered !


Circle K


Wow, Circle K has a website with coupons!
The wow is because it is down the street from me.
All these years of buying pop and coffee and I never knew this.
Last month there was a coupon for .50 hotdogs .
Go here to check it out :


Join Enfamil Family Beginnings .Click Here It is free to
join and they offer up to $250 in free gifts including....
1 week supply of Enfamil Premium and $60 in
savings for formula. They offer great tips as well .
This would be a great source for mommies- to- be,
Grandparents, Aunts, friends ....
Click on the banner above to join :)

Week in Review

I paid only $5 at a garage sale!

1 Clio shaver
2 Stayfree pads
1 EOS shaving cream
     Pd. $o.oo (had a couple rainchecks)

Giant Eagle
4 Kraft macs
4 BBQ sauces
english muffins
1 Swiss tea

2 Benedryl itch sticks
1 4pk light bulbs
2 Shout stain spray

        Target 2nd trip
      10 sobe water
                 1 Shout stain remover
     1 2 ltre. coke
            Received a $5 giftcard for the Sobe water

Week Grand Total : $10.35
                                       -                 5.00 (giftcard)
                                            $10.35 for all the above !

Friday, June 4, 2010

Reminder : Saturday last day to enter! Ends 9pm EST !


You´ve seen the Biggest Loser on TV, watched contestant´s struggles and achievements, and may have even thought, "Hey, I can do that!" Instead of waiting for the BBQs to be over and your schedule to open up, put all excuses aside and make a pledge to live healthier with the Pound For Pound Challenge.

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, NBC's hit TV Show "The Biggest Loser" and other key sponsors are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year.

Here´s how you can help:

Visit www.pfpchallenge.com/Kroger to make your pledge to lose weight and to get more information and to find tools to change your life for the better. It is free, easy and only takes a minute to make a change that can help you and help the hungry in your local community.
 Through June 30, 2010, for every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America® - enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank.
As the official supplier of the Biggest Loser Ranch and partner of the Pound for Pound Challenge, the Kroger Family of Stores wants to help you achieve your goals. If you´re a fan of the Biggest Loser, you may have seen several great General Mills products featured on the show. These products, including Yoplait Greek yogurt, Total, and Multigrain Cheerios, are available at your local Kroger Family of Stores and can help you stick to your weight management plan.

This is really great ! Let's all do or part to get healthy and help donate to Feeding America!

Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills are providing me (through MyBlogSpark) a $30 Kroger family of stores gift card for 1 of my lucky readers !

The Kroger Family of Store gift card can be used at Kroger,
Fred Meyer, Ralph's, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons,
Smith's, Fry's, QFC, Baker's, Owen's, Jay C food stores,
Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Payless SupermMarkets and
Scott's Food and Pharmacy


To enter this giveaway:

1. Tell us how much you pledged to lose on the Pound for Pound
    challenge or how you plan to spread the word about the challenge
2. For an extra entry, blog about this giveaway and leave a comment
    with your blog link.

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 Saturday 6/5/2010 .

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.

 The Kroger Family of stores giftcard, information and giveaway are
 provided by Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills through
 MyBlogSpark . They also provided me with a gift card. 
 My opinions are my own . 


Deals Found This Week

1 Clio shaver
2 Stayfree pads
1 EOS shaving cream
     Pd. $o.oo (had a couple rainchecks)

Giant Eagle
4 Kraft macs
4 BBQ sauces
english muffins
1 Swiss tea

2 Benedryl itch sticks
1 4pk light bulbs
2 Shout stain spray

        Target 2nd trip
      10 sobe water
                 1 Shout stain remover
     1 2 ltre. coke
            Received a $5 giftcard for the Sobe water

Grand Total : $10.35
                                       - 5.00 (giftcard)
                                            $5.35 for all the above !


Garage Sale Friday

I went to only a few GS today . I thought
there was a street sale in town but I couldn't
find it. Hit a couple garage sales that were,
well duds! A couple sales were really overpriced
This is all I got today....
My daughter was really happy because she outgrew her old bike .
I paid only $5. I think that is a great price! She has this to ride all
summer and I will buy her a new one for her birthday in the fall .

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Right @ Home Printables

New Right @ Home printable coupons here

4 new printables
includes:  .75 shout coupon ...couple this with the Target $1 off coupon!