Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rite Aid 12/28 - 1/3

Click HERE for this week's Rite Aid deals, thanks to Southern Savers!

ORAL-B Mouth Sore Rinse

Walgreen's 12/28-1/3

Click HERE for this week's Walgreen's deals, thanks to Bargain Briana!
You can also check out Being Frugal is Fabulous.

Orajel Cold Sore Brush or 8 pk Patches
Auto Expression Vent Fresh Elite Auto Air Freshener
Revlon Matte Collection Lipstick, Eye Shadow, Blush or Eye Pencil

CVS deals 12/28 - 1/3

I am back from my amazing honeymoon to Mexico! The resort was beautiful, great food, great weather, and it was great to spend some quality time with my wonderful husband.
I will post the week's drugstore deals, and be back in full swing on Jan 11th.
I hope everyone had a great holiday season!!!

Click HERE for this week's CVS deals and scenarios, thanks to "Cent"sible Sawyer!

Free Sample of Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn

You can get a FREE sample of Orville Redenbacher's Natural Gourmet Popping Corn HERE, thanks to Kroger. Choose either Buttery Salt & Cracked Pepper or Buttery Garlic.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Well...this is my last post before my wonderful husband and I go to Mexico for our honeymoon!! I won't be posting for a week, and then I'll have very limited posting for another week following. Here are a few drugstore ad scans and deals.
Remember, you can always visit Becentsable's Grocery Gathering for all the store deals each week!

Rite Aid
Walgreen's - Get a Conair hairdryer FREE!
CVS - WoW! Lots of ECB deals...

Thank you to all of my reader's for their support. Have a WONDERFUL Holiday!!

It's Freebie Friday!!

Click HERE to get The Motherload's freebie picks! Everything from perfume to calendars, and Oprah's Holiday Hits 2008 free music download!

FREE 8 x 10 Photos!

There are a few photo deals out there:

The first, thanks to Freebies 4 Mom, is a FREE 8 x 10 from Snapfish (normally $2.99). Log on or register, chose a photo that you would like, and enter code WALFREE at checkout. You will have to pick up the 8 x 10 at a Walgreen's in order to get the deal. Also, you must order this on Friday or Saturday (you can pick it up anytime). I just ordered mine, and everything worked.

The other FREE 8 x 10 is through Walgreen's Photo Center. Again, you have to order this on Friday or Saturday (you can pick it up anytime). Just enter the code FREEGIFT at checkout.

Have fun!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

FREE shipping Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer is offering FREE shipping for two days (through 12/19), with guaranteed delivery by Christmas.
Use code: DECSHIP at checkout

A Few Recalls

All of these items were made in China...click HERE for more information.

Here are a few recalls:
100,000 Majestic High Chairs made by Evenflo Co., Inc. after reports that the seat backs fall off...
For more information, consumers can call Evenflo at 800-233-5921 or visit www.majestichighchair.com

1,600 Phil & Teds Dash Buggy strollers imported by Regal Lager Inc.
For details, call 800-593-5522, or visit www.regallager.com or www.cpsc.gov

480 Dinosaur Epoch toy dinosaurs imported by Extreme Toy Zone - high levels of lead paint
For details, call 213-237-9983, or visit www.xtremetoyzone.com or www.cpsc.gov

Vinegar and Its Many Uses

Frugal Dad recently published a good article on the many uses of vinegar.

I've found vinegar to be very helpful around the house - cleaning, as an air-freshener, in laundry, etc. It's kind of a miracle liquid, and I'm sad that most people don't know about its many uses since it's much better for the environment than most household cleaners. Some people have a problem with the smell, but if you add a little bit of essential oil (whatever scent you love - I suggest lemon or citrus) to the solution, it'll cover the vinegar smell.

Click HERE to read the article. You can also do an online search to find even more ways to use vinegar or my other favorite cleaners - baking soda and Borox.

Electronic Coupons - How and Why

Click HERE for a good overview of what electronic coupons (e-coupons) are and how they can be used. I recently used them on my Kroger card. The best part is that you can stack the e-coupons on top of any other manufacturer's coupon.

Here's a scenario:
Buy 4 pk Cottonelle at Kroger for $.99
Use a $1.00 off coupon from the Sunday paper
Scan Kroger card, get $.50 off from Shortcuts.com
$.50 off from Cellfire.com

You actually MAKE $1.01 on the purchase! Pretty cool!
Thank you, Being Frugal is Fabulous and 5dollardinners!

Marsh Deals 12/18 - 12/24

Check out the current Marsh deals, thanks to Bargain Briana.

A few highlights:
4/$10 - 6 pk or 12 pk Pepsi, Coke, or 7-Up (for 12pk cans, this is the best deal I ever see at the stores) **You have to buy 4 packs in order to get the special price. Limit 1 offer.

$2.99 California Naval Oranges

3/$3.99 General Mills Chex cereals (instant savings when you buy 3) Use coupon, 99 cents each! (FYI - $1.50 is the highest price I will pay for cereal with or without coupons)

If you are new to deal shopping at Marsh, click HERE to get the scoop from Bargain Briana!

Banana Republic - Sale up to 60% off

Banana Republic is having a sale online and in-store.
You can save up to 60% off selected styles.
Free shipping over $150, $100 for Banana card holders, and totally free shipping for Luxe card holders (spend a specified amount annually).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Walgreen's Moneymaker - Olay

This week at Walgreen's, you can purchase two Olay Regenerist moisturizers or cleansers that are on sale buy one get one 50% off. After using the coupon and rebate listed (an Olay rebate), you can actually make $5.01!
Click HERE for more information, thanks to BeCentsable.

FREE Shipping Day Thursday 12/18!!!!!

Thursday (tomorrow) is FREE shipping day at FreeShippingDay.com!!
There are now over 200 merchants who are offering this deal. These merchants also have guaranteed shipment before Christmas. Click HERE for all of the details along with links to each merchant. Remember that certain minimums and restrictions will apply, so read the instructions on each website carefully.

Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

FREE music from Amazon

If you would like FREE Christmas music this year, you should visit Amazon's 25 Days of Free Music webpage - HERE. They post a new tune each day of December with various artists and styles. I've enjoyed all the tunes I've downloaded so far.

You can see all the other music Amazon is offering for free HERE.


Free Amazon Jazz Sampler Album

This is a pretty good album! It has a variety of tunes, some instrumental, some vocal - and it's FREE! Check it out!

$28.99 Arrested Development - Complete Series at Amazon

This is a wonderful show for the comedy lover in your life. It's quirky, has a great cast, and a great plot. Highly recommended, and at a great price, down from $109.94!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Kroger 12/14-12/20 (Southeast)

Kroger always seems to have great sales, and if I didn't have access to a military commissary, I would go there more often. Especially since they have the Kroger card deals and e-coupon options. Stacking coupons has gotten more exciting. I'll get into those more tonight...

Southern Savers (one of my favorite deal-gatherers) has a wonderful list of this week's deals and coupon match-ups. Click HERE to find it.

I'm heading over soon to take advantage of the free Cottonelle toilet paper (every week!), free Colgate toothpaste, Revlon/Almay deals, Tyson chicken, and Goody Ouchless products.

Walgreen's 12/14-12/20

There are a handful of good deals at Walgreen's this week. Here's hoping that they'll have another $5/$25 coupon this week - those help out a lot! Visit any of the following blogs for more information:
Being Frugal is Fabulous
Commons Sense with Money

Couponing 101
Moms by Heart

Freebies this week:
DeMet Chocolate Turtles $0.99 - FREE with MFQ*
Russell Stover private Reserve Luminary 6.75 oz $4.99 - FREE w/ESR* & MFQ

*ESR = EasySaver Rebate
MFQ = Manufacturer's Coupon

CVS deals 12/14-12/20

Lots of goodies at CVS this week (wish I had one closer to where I live!!).
HEADS UP!! There is a two day sale Sunday & Monday...

Visit any of the links below to find the entire list of deals.
Deal Seeking Mom
Mummy Deals
Common Sense with Money

Freebies Sunday & Monday only - FREE after ECBs*:
Nova Max Glucose Monitor $9.99
EARinse Seawater Rinse (1 oz) $9.99
Sleep MD (10 ct) $7.99

Freebies all week:
Bayer Contour Meter $14.99 - Free with ECB & MFQ*
Colgate Total Advanced (4 oz.) at $2.99 - FREE after ECB & MFQ
Maybelline Lip Products BOGO* - Free after MFQ

*ECB = Easy Care Bucks (free $ at CVS)
MFQ = Manufacturer's Coupon
BOGO = Buy One Get One Free

Need help figuring all of this out? Visit Mummy Deals' CVS 411 for more information.

Rite Aid 12/14-12/20

Not many freebies at Rite Aid this week, but there are a few deals.
Visit Sisterly Savings for more information.

Freebie this week:
Selected DVDs $3.99 - $3.99 Single Check Rebate

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Few Changes

Well...I've decided I need to spice things up a bit on this blog! I'm going to be changing things around, and looking into finding a reason to keep this blog going.

I recently got out of the military and am now working on finishing a degree that I should have completed nearly seven years ago - has it really been that long?!

I've been toying with the idea of making money on the web just to keep myself A) from going crazy and B) so I'm bringing in a few dollars. I'm at home most of the time anyway, so this gives me an occasional break and it can assist with my creativity, something I feel I've lost along the way.

So...I need to think of a few topics to blog about. I also have considered an Amazon or Ebay shop, but that will take some more time.

First step - get some subscribers!

Great Calphalon Deals at Amazon.com

Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 12-Inch Everyday Pan with Lid $19.99 down from $168.00

Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 2-1/2-Quart Shallow Saucepan with Lid $24.99 down from $119.00

Calphalon Commercial Nonstick 10-Inch International Griddle/Crepe Pan $27.99 down from $85.00

Also, Amazon is offering a one-year subscription to Bon Appétit with your purchase of $50 or more in their Home & Garden Store. Usually, if you don't wish to receive the magazine you can opt for a refund instead!

Recipe Matcher Website

I found an interesting site for recipes, RecipeMatcher.com.
You can enter what you have in your pantry and refrigerator, and the site will find recipes that match the ingredients you already have or have most of the ingredients for. This is great if you need to save extra money or are leaving on a long trip!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Rite Aid Special Sale 12/12-12/13

Rite Aid is having a special sale today and tomorrow (Dec 12-13th). I received an email today with a Starbucks 4 pack Frappuccino coupon (2/$9), and some in-store deals. Click HERE for the link.

Here's the gist:
American Greetings or Thomas Kincade boxed greeting cards - B1G2 Free
Royal Dansk cookies 2/$5
Martinelli's Sparkling Cider 3/$4.98

50% OFF:
Light sets,
Outdoor Xmas decor,
Home Xmas decor & holiday candles,
All toys and plush,
Select electronic toys,
Margarita To Go-Go,
Hot Dog Roller Grill,
Shift 3 Comfort Massage Vest
Pop-o-matic Juke Box Popcorn Maker,
Little Shots Digital Camera,
Little Tunes MP3 Player,
Craig DVD Player,
Vextra Digital Photo Frame or
Hoop Jamz Talking Basketball Hoop

Happy Freebie Friday!

It's Freebie Friday at The Motherload! There are a lot of great freebies including music, toiletries, and magazines. Click HERE for the webpage.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FREE Shipping Day 12/18

Many retailers are offering FREE shipping on Thursday, December 18th, along with a Christmas delivery guarantee...if you have last minute shopping to do, do it online and save it for this day!

A few of the participating retailers are:
Crate & Barrel
Eddie Bauer
Victoria's Secret

Click HERE for the entire list.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

CVS deals 12/7-12/13

Click HERE (Southern Savers) for this week's CVS deals.

Freebies (w/coupons or ECBs):
Complete Multi Purpose Solution
Rolaids Softchews
Powerade 32 oz

Walgreen's 12/7-12/13

Click HERE (Southern Savers) or HERE (I Heart Walgreen's) or HERE (Being Frugal is Fabulous) to see this week's deals at Walgreen's.

Freebies (w/coupons):
Scotch Magic or gift wrap tape
Reynold's Wrap
Schick Quattro Titanium Razor

Rite Aid 12/7-12/13

Since my husband kicked me off the TV to watch his beloved football team play (ugh!), I get to post this week's deals. Love you, honey - Go Sooners!!

Click HERE (Southern Savers) or HERE (I Heart Rite Aid) to see the few deals this week at Rite Aid.

Freebies (w/coupons):
Life Savers
St. Ives
Maybelline lip product

Friday, December 5, 2008

25% off everything at Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer sent me their Family & Friends email today, so I'm passing it on as asked. : )

25% off Everything through Dec 7th!
Validation Code: GIFT2U

You can only use ONE promo code per order...

The current free shipping codes are:
HDSHPHS8 for everyone on orders over $100
HDSHPFR8 for Eddie Bauer Friends (free sign-up, recommend if you shop here often) on orders over $50
HDSHPCC8 for EB Cardholders on ALL orders

Another deal right now - buy one sweater, get one 50% off, regular priced only

Thursday, December 4, 2008

$5 Magazines from Hearst

Heart is offering a good selection of magazines for only $5. You can choose to send them as a gift.
A few of the titles are:
Marie Claire
Smart Money
Popular Mechanics
and MORE!

Click HERE for more info.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Victoria's Secret Deal

Vicky's allows you to use up to three coupon codes per order.

The best deal is:
::Free slippers with select sleepwear purchase using code: SLIPPER08
::Free fragrance with select sleepwear purchase using code: FA814233
::20% off your entire order using code: GET20

I was able to purchase a sleepwear set for $32 including S&H.
Sleepwear set $29.50
Slippers $19.00
Fragrance set $49.00
S&H 6.99
Subtotal: $104.49

Free slippers with code
Free fragrance set with code
20% off with code
Total: $32.12 (with taxes)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Feed it Forward with Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com is giving away $10 gift certificates to your friends! WHAT?!

Well, you have to go to this website - Feed it Forward - and sign up (if you aren't already a member). Once you do that, you can choose 3 friends every day until December 25th to send a FREE $10 gift certificate to. Pretty sweet! It's a good way to send a little something to those friends that you don't get to see or talk to very often.

FREE music from Amazon

Click HERE for the MP3 webpage on Amazon.com. On the far right side, you will find several free songs, and even a link for a page with over 500 FREE TUNES!!!! Cool.

Christmas presents...

Walgreen's $5/$25 coupon!

Click HERE for a Walgreen's coupon. $5 off a $25 purchase Monday and Tuesday only. $25 total must be after coupons and discounts.

Click HERE for a few ideas on using this coupon effectively, thanks to Moms By Heart.

Walgreen's 11/30-12/6

Becentsable's highlights can be found HERE.

Freebies this week:
Bald Guyz 16 pack head wipes or 4 oz moisture gel
Reach Ultra Clean Dental Care (with scenario)
Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste (w/scenario)

CVS Deals week of 11/30-12/6

BeCentsable's highlights can be found HERE.

Freebie this week:
Extreme Energy

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is currently running a great giveaway - a Bosch MIXXO Cordless Immersion Blender! All you need to do is visit this link and follow the simple instructions. Good luck!

Monday, November 24, 2008

CVS Deals week of 11/23-11/29

Click HERE for this week's deals, thanks to BeCentsAble.

Freebies this week:
Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz)
Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation

Click HERE and HERE for these special deals. Good only on Friday. Good luck!

Freebies on Friday (wish I had a CVS!):
Bic Soliel
Maybelline Foundation
Colgate Total Advanced, Clean, Advanced Fresh or Whitening
Aussie Hair Products
Garnier Nutritioniste cleansing towelettes
Covergirl Smoothers Foundation & Powder
Johnson's Soft Lotion
Playtex 16-18ct

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Major Rebate Processing Company Files for Bankruptcy

One of the largest rebate processing companies recently filed for bankruptcy. If you have sent in rebates, or still have some outstanding, read on.

Click HERE for a SlickDeals.net article explaining what happened, what companies are affected, and what to do if you have applied for a rebate or haven't cashed a check yet...You can also do an Internet search for "CPG Rebate" and find a bunch of articles. Hope you aren't stuck without a payment! The address listed looks familiar to me...darn.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

FREE holiday music from Amazon

Amazon is offering a free Holiday Sampler music package for FREE - 5 Christmas tunes from various artists!

Click HERE for the website. It will load into ITunes. You will have to download a special Amazon MP3 Downloader in order to get the tunes.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Walgreen's 11/16-11/22

Click HERE for this week's deal highlights, thanks to Becentsable. You can also find deals and scenarios on the following sites:

Southern Savers
Young, Frugal, and Fabulous
Being Frugal is Fabulous

No Freebies this week, but you can get 4 bottles of Suave for $0.02 each, and make $8 on Just for Men Touch of Gray with a mail-in rebate (not WAGs)

November free after rebate items:
L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro Calcium Radiance Perfector
Almay One Coat Mascara, up to $6.99

Rite Aid week of 11/16-11/22

HERE is the list that Southern Savers made with this week's deals at Rite Aid. You can also check out Sisterly Savings' website.

She also mentioned this deal:

Rite Aid is running a new promotion: Shop between November 16th through December 24th, 2008, and earn up to $20.00 back, in a Rite Aid gift certificate. This is cumulative so as you do your weekly deals you will get money back!

Purchase $25-$50 — EARN $5 check
Purchase $51-$100 — EARN $10 check
Purchase OVER $100 — EARN $20 check

The only Freebies this week are:

St. Ives Apricot Scrub, 10 oz. or Elements Skin Care Product

Drinkin’ Mate Hangover Defense, 2 ct. $3.99
Available at RITE AIDS with GNC locations only

CVS week of 11/16-11/22

Click HERE for Becentsable's Weekly Highlights of this week's CVS deals. You can also check out these sites for possible deals and even coupon scenarios.

The "Cent"sible Sawyer
Coupon Cravings
Deal Seeking Mom

The Freebies this week (some are only free with coupon):
Revlon Lip or Nail (some products are priced in this range)
L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro Calcium
Zantrex 3 2 pack
Glade Glass Scents

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Almost FREE photo cards and book!!

Only pay shipping -

Click HERE for more information on getting 10 free photo cards from Kodak Gallery. If you pick them up locally, the shipping is less expensive.

Click HERE to get a free photo book from Snapfish.com - you have to complete it by Sunday, Nov. 16 !!! Shipping is $6.99.

Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for both of these tips.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Diaper Deal at Amazon

Click HERE to visit Becentsable and find out how to get 528 diapers for $27.25.

It looks like the deal is only for size 1-2 diapers, but it won't hurt to double check.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Target 11/2-11/8

Attention Target Shoppers is the most in-depth coupon match-up site that I have found for Target so far. If you have a Super Target, you'll benefit from this more than those of us with a plain, old Target (can you believe Hampton Roads is without a Super Target -CRAZY!!). Anyway, here are the links to the coupon match-ups. Prepare to be amazed at the time this fine lady has taken...

Match-Up Part 1
Match-Up Part 2
Match-Up Part 3
Match-Up Part 4
Match-Up Part 5
Match-Up Part 6

Click HERE for more info on getting a FREE Target Tote bag, from Southern Savers.

Voting Incentives

Here are a few incentives to vote on Tuesday (other than the obvious):

Starbucks is offering voters a free tall cup of coffee, click HERE for more information.

Krispy Kreme will be giving voters a free star-shaped donut with red, white, and blue sprinkles. Call ahead because this is only for participating stores. Click HERE for more info.

Ben & Jerry's will be offering voters a free scoop of ice cream from 5-8pm on Tuesday. Click HERE for more info.

Rite Aid 11/2-11/8

Click HERE for the weekly deals from Happy Housewife & Penny Pinching Mom.
You can also check out Southern Savers for highlights and a deal idea.

The free items this week (with coupons):
Soy Joy Single Serve Nutritional Bars, 1.6 oz. 10 for $5
Butler/GUM Toothbrush 2-pack, $1.99
AccuChek Aviva $75.99
Nova Max Blood Glucose Monitoring System $9.99

Walgreen's 11/2-11/8

Click HERE for Deal Seeking Mom's list of Walgreen's deals this week.
You can also check out Becentsable's weekly highlights, Being Frugal is Fabulous, Common Sense with Money, Mommy Snacks, or Southern Savers.

The freebies this week (with or without coupons):

Almay Cosmetics B1G1 Free
Buy Almay mascara EasySaver rebate item for $6.99
Get another Almay item for free
Use $1.00 coupon from 10/12 SS insert
Final price overage after full rebate

Celestial Seasonings Tea 2/$3
Use $1.00/2 November EasySaver coupon
Use $1.00 from 10/5 SS
Final Price: FREE!

Wrigley’s Winterfresh Gum $1.19 B1G1 free
Use B1G1 free from 10/5 SS and Walgreens insert coupon
Final Price: 2 for FREE

CVS week of 11/2-11/8

Click HERE for Becentsable's list of CVS highlights.
You can also visit Coupon Cravings for a preview, Southern Savers for some deal ideas to get the most for your money, or Deal Seeking Mom.

A few of the freebies this week:
Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste $3.49
Get back $3.49 ECB
Use $.75/1 coupon from 11/2 PG insert or $1.00 coupon from 10/12 PG insert
Final price overage

Freestyle Lite or Freedom Lite $39.99
Get back $10 ECB
Use in-box mail-in rebate to get back the full purchase price
Final price overage

Nova Max Blood Glucose Monitoring System $9.99
Get back $9.99
Final price FREE
(limit 1)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Strange Deals at Brad's Deals

If you haven't been to the website Brad's Deals, it's a great place for a bargain. However, I noticed a tab that said Strange Deals and I had to take a look...

Here are a few of the "Strange Deals" that I got a kick out of:

Chocobama and Sugarcain - a great election gift
"Hand" Soap - a creepy gift for Halloween
Pee-Pee Teepee - this is actually a great idea and funny for parents of a new son
The Bacon of the Month Club - for the meat loving man in your life

Monday, October 27, 2008

Kroger deals until 10/29

For those of you in the Midwest, click HERE for the deals compiled by Bargain Briana.

For those of you in the Mid-Atlantic region, click HERE for the deals, thanks to Southern Savers.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

CVS week of 10/26-11/1

Click HERE for a list of this week's highlights at CVS, thanks to Becentsable. You can also check HERE (Southern Savers) and HERE (Coupon Cravings) for more deals.

Walgreen's 10/26-11/1

Click HERE for a link to Southern Savers list of Walgreen's deals. The monthly list of FREE after Easy Saver Rebate items are:

L’Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Radiance Perfector
Almay One Coat Mascara

Remember, match these with coupons to make money. Also, there have been additions of more freebies during the month. I'll update this if I hear about any.

Rite Aid 10/26-11/1

Click HERE for a list of the Rite Aid deals, thanks to Southern Savers. A new rebate month begins. Here are the FREE after rebate items this week:

Valid Sunday, Monday, Tuesday ONLY:
Charles Worthington Dream Hair Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers
Citre Shine Shine Miracle, Miracle Serum or Aerosol Serum
Citre Shine Miracle Shine Mist, Pomade or Gloss Gelee

Valid all week:
L’Oreal Age Perfect Radiance Perfector Tinted Moisturizer
Kotex Maxipads, Lightdays Pantiliners, or Security Tampons
Axe Shock Shower Gel 12 oz. Axe Shower Detailer Tool
Oral B Artica Toothbrush, 1ct.
DentaBurst Teeth Cleaners, 12 ct.
GE Power Source Strip - 6 outlet
GE Indoor Extension Cords - 6 or 9 ft., White or Brown
Green Dot Visa or Mastercard Prepaid Card (activation fee is paid for)
Sally Hansen Lip Treatments

Match these with the coupons listed on the link, and make some money!!

Rebates in Coupon Inserts

There are a couple of rebates in the coupon inserts found in the local paper.

Orajel - up to $8.00 for a variety of products (limit one), plus a $1 coupon
Clearasil - $2.00 back by mail (limit one), check sales to make money on this one...

Possible items for donation:
BREEZE 2 or CONTOUR Glucose monitor and test strips, $20 and $30 coupons.
I was able to "purchase" (for FREE) a few of these about 6 months ago and donated them to a senior care center. Just check the stores to see if the pricing is below the coupon amount.

That's all I found. Anything else?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Free Sample of Yogi Tea

Click HERE for a link to a free sample of Yogi Tea. The sample includes Meditative Time, Mexican Sweet Chili (I actually liked this!), and Berry Anti-Oxidant.

Free Haircut!!

Click HERE for more information about Herbal Essences new deal:

Purchase 2 bottles of specially marked Herbal Essences Shampoo and/or Conditioner and receive a free haircut from a participating beauty salon!

Thanks to Hooray for Freebates!

Free With Rebate Home Fix-It Items

Click HERE for a link to two rebates for the following products:

Jig-a-Loo - a lubricant like WD-40
Jig-a-Patch - sprayable spackling drywall filler

Thanks to Hooray for Freebates!

Walgreen's Surprise Coupons

Click HERE to find the $22 of Walgreen's coupons Perfectly Provident found in a $0.99 coloring book! Those of you with children will benefit from these.

Submit Your Rebates

Don't forget to submit your October Easy Saver Rebates at Walgreens.com!! The last day for submission is Saturday, November 1st.

The last day for submission to Rite Aid's October Single Check Rebate program is November 24th.

FREE sample of Dunkin' Donuts Dark Coffee

Click HERE for a link to a free sample of Dunkin' Donuts Dark Coffee (over on the right side of the page). Thanks to Money Saving Mom!

FREE sample of Vasoline Intensive Rescue Lotion

Click HERE for a link to a free sample of Vasoline Intensive Rescue Lotion at Costco (samples are great for the purse). Thanks to Money Saving Mom!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

FREE cappuccino at Barnes & Nobles

Click HERE for the link to get a free drink at Barnes & Noble that can be redeemed before the end of October. Print it off a few times for other family members. : )

Thanks, Freebies 4 Mom.

October Rebate Roundup

Hooray for Freebates! has posted the October roundup of rebates HERE.

The one that caught my eye was Lawry's Marinade or Spice Blend.
You can submit two of these per household!

Walgreen's 10/19-10/25

Click HERE for the weekly Walgreen's deals, thanks to Southern Savers.
You can also check out this link to Common Sense with Money.

Monthly Free After Rebate items:
L'Oreal Cleansers
Extreme Energy Shot
Rimmel foundation

Free after Register Rewards:
AlkaSeltzer Plus Cold 20ct $4.99

Rite Aid 10/19-10/25

Click HERE for the weekly deals from Southern Savers.

Two freebies:
Crest ProHealth Toothpaste
Serenity Tena disposable underware

Don't forget to send in your rebates - this is the last week for rebates in October!

CVS week of 10/19-10/25

Click HERE for the weekly preview of deals at CVS, thanks to Coupon Cravings.

A few of the freebies on the list:
Candy corn!! (Sunday/Monday only)
GUM Toothbrush
Colgate Toothpaste

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Rite Aid 10/12-10/18

THIS WEEK IS EXCITING!! $144 worth of rebates this week, and they are all medicine-related.

Click HERE for a few of this week's deals at Rite Aid, thanks to Money Saving Mom.

You can also visit Becentsable's Grocery Gathering to see if there are more deals available or more deals in your area of the country.

Walgreen's week of 10/12-10/18

Click HERE for a few of this week's deals at Walgreen's, thanks to Money Saving Mom.

You can also visit Becentsable's Grocery Gathering to see if there are more deals available or more deals in your area of the country.

My visit to Walgreen's yesterday was a decent one...
2 Pert Plus (3.49 ea)
1 Chemistry conditioner (7.99)
1 L-Oreal Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate ($16.49)
2 Almay eye-makeup remover (BOGO $5.99)
1 Visine Allergy relief (3.99)
1 Glade Candle warmer (3.99)

After rebates and coupons and $4.50 in Register Rewards from my last visit, my total was...$0.45!

CVS week of 10/12-10/18

Click HERE for some great deals this week at CVS, thanks to Money Saving Mom.

You can also visit Becentsable's Grocery Gathering each week. This is how I compile my shopping lists for both grocery and drugstores.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Rite Aid WOW!!!!

So...Rite Aid hasn't been that exciting lately, but next week is GRRRREAT!!!! Click HERE to see a list of all the FREE after rebate items, thanks to Coupon Cravings.

I can vouch for the list because I already have a copy of the sales flyer. I yelped and scared my husband, I was so shocked and excited. There are many opportunities for donations if you don't need all of the items.

I will post any deals and/or scenarios that correspond with the list o'freebies as soon as I find some. Enjoy!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fun post from Wallet Pop!

Here is a funny article from Wallet Pop, a site that I found through Amazon.com.

Save on embalming: Eat more Micky D's!

I also found a great deal on Kitchen Aid's Artisan Stand Mixer at Amazon....$249, plus free shipping!! Locally, the stores are charging $299. Grab 'em while they are HOT!

Free Rice Link

You might notice that I added a link to the right, called Free Rice. This is a link to a site that allows you to improve your vocabulary (not just in English) AND feed the hungry. For each answer you get right, the site will donate 20 grains of rice. That doesn't sound like a lot, but trust me, it's addicting! The total donations listed on the site are 45,782,034,850 since 2007.

I would also like to point out this video telling a bit about Free Rice and showing the rice getting delivered to Bangladesh with help from the United Nations World Food Program.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

CVS week of 10/5-10/11

Click HERE for the best deals this week at CVS, thanks to Money Saving Mom!

Walgreen's 10/5-10/11

Click HERE for a list of the best deals at WG this week, thanks to Money Saving Mom.

I had a great day at WG yesterday.
My total OOP (out of pocket) was $20.37 including the coupons I used,
and with rebates I'll get back a total of $26.46, so I made $6.09!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Freebie Friday

Don't forget to check out Freebie Friday at The Motherload!

Also, HERE is a great article at The Motherload entitled, "35 Ways to Save On Your Grocery Budget". The article has some great ideas and links.

FREE deodorant

Thanks to Hooray for Freebates, here are a couple of links for rebates of Sure deodorant.

Sure with Natural Extracts - up to $2.99
Sure MAX Clinical Power - up to $6.99

This is a great way to start a stockpile!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Walgreen's Rebates

Don't forget to submit your September Walgreen's Easy Saver Rebates!!! The submission date is 10/4.
Click HERE to submit.

The submission date for September's Rite-Aid rebates is October 27th.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Walgreen's 9/28-10/4

Click on the following links for the current deals and possible scenarios at Walgreen's:

Deal Seeking Mom
Being Frugal is Fabulous

Walgreen's Easy Saver Rebates - October

Click HERE for October's Easy Saver Rebates (meaning, FREE this month if you participate in the Walgreen's rebate program. Click HERE for more information on that).

Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom!

Rite Aid 9/28-10/4

Click here for a few deals at Rite Aid this week, thanks to Southern Savers.
I'll post more if I find them.

CVS week of 9/28-10/4

Click here for an extensive listing of deals and scenarios at CVS this week, thanks to Southern Savers!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Free Samples from Dover Publications

Click HERE to sign up for free samples from Dover Publications. The sample pages include coloring pages, paper dolls, crafts, and games which can be printed out.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

PaperBackSwap.com Feedback

Well, I posted two books a few days ago, and I've already had people request them! Wow! That was very quick. I'm planning on mailing them tomorrow, so I printed out the shipping information. The most I paid for shipping a hardback was $2.76 (media mail). I need to find more books to list!

Remember, the more books you mail out, the more you can request. This is fun!

Save Yourself Account - Suze Orman

In April, I opted to open a money market account through TD AMERITRADE.

I had visited Suze Orman's website, and she offered a deal where you deposit $50 a month for a year, and you will receive $100. I thought, hey - FREE money!

You can find more information at the following website: www.saveyourself.com

Not only will your cash deposits be FDIC-insured, you can also take advantage of the $100 bonus from TD AMERITRADE. You can also set up direct deposit to the account, so you will never forget!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Click HERE to visit PaperBackSwap.com.

This website allows you to post books that you would like to "swap" with other club members (not just with one person).
The cost of the swap? About $3 for postage.
They also have Swap sites for CDs and DVDs. I recently signed up for the site, and posted 2 books (we got rid of a bunch of books before the big move - argh!). But, there are several books I saw that I would like to swap for. If the book you want is not available, you can still put it on a wish list, so if it does get posted, you will be notified. Pretty cool!

CVS Deals Sun & Mon ONLY!!

Sorry I'm posting this late. From Becentsable -

CVS Deals

L’Oreal Advanced RevitaLift $11.99
get $11.99 ECBs
use $1.00 off 8/3 RP
final price $1.00 overage
(limit 1)

Nivea for Men Body Wash $4.99
get $4.99 ECBs
use $1.00 off 7/20 SS
final price $1.00 overage
(limit 1)

Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste or Rinse $2.99
get $2 ECBs
use $1.00 off 8/31 PG
final price FREE
(limit 2)

Adidas Deodorant $4.99
get $4 ECBs
use $1.00 off 7/27 or 9/7 RP
final price FREE
(limit 1)

ECB = can't remember acronym...coupon $$ back that you can use at CVS within a specified date
RP = Red Plum insert
PG = Proctor & Gamble insert
Overage = You just made $$
FREE = what we LOVE.

Grocery Gathering!!

Becentsable hosts the Grocery Gathering, where I get my shopping deals each week. If you are interested in saving money, I highly recommend you check it out. If you have any questions about the acronyms used or anything else about the site, feel free to leave a comment on this page, and I will answer as soon as possible.

Drug and National Stores listed:
Rite Aid

Grocery Stores include:
Food Lion
Military Commissary

2009 Entertainment Books are out

Click HERE for a link to information on these books, thanks to Hooray for Freebates!.

Since moving to a more metropolitan area (I suppose that is what you would call Norfolk...), I have purchased these books every year. They pay for themselves very quickly. The Norfolk version has many automotive coupons to help with those oil changes, hundreds of restaurant coupons (mostly B1G1), and coupons for local and internet shops.

Ice Cream for a Good Cause (Sept 25th)

and it's FREE! : )

Click HERE for more information about Cold Stone Creamery's "World's Largest Ice Cream Social" in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Freebie Friday at the Motherload!

Every Friday, Amy at The Motherload, does Freebie Friday. She lists many free items or activities, and also nice giveaways. Click HERE for more information.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I won another sweepstakes!!!!!!!!!

I won two free tickets to the movie "The Women"! It's hasn't gotten great reviews, but since the tickets are free, I'll probably go...ha!

So, now I've won a total of four sweepstakes:
A free Dole salad, two pairs of Hanes underware (very comfy), and free movie tickets.
Let's see how you do!

Dove's "The Women" movie tickets (click on #3)
Hane's Wedgie-Free Wednesday's (only enter on Wednesday)
Dole's salad sweepstakes
Click here for other sweepstakes listed by Freebies 4 Mom. Have fun!

Friday, September 5, 2008


Just to let you know, I've added a Restaurant.com update on the right side of the blog, above the coupons.com bar. This way, I can easily update the info, and not take up room on the actual "blog" portion of this site.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

9/4 - 9/10 Marsh Grocery Deals

Click here for Marsh deals thanks to Bargain Briana.

A few of the deals:
BOGO (buy 1, get 1 free) - Dole classic salad mix
Boneless skinless chicken breasts $1.87/lb
10-lb bag o'potatoes $2.98

Free Starbucks for Teachers!

Support your teachers, and let them know that they are able to get a free tall cup of Pikes Place Roast coffee every Monday at Starbucks for the rest of September!

They need to show a valid K-12 teaching credential. Also, this isn't valid at Barnes & Noble cafes. Make sure you call your local Starbucks (or twelve!) to see if they are participating in this offer.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Coupon Bar

One of the sites I recommend going to for coupons is Coupons.com.
I have added a quick link to the site on the right side of this blog. Feel free to click on it to get to even more coupons!

I have to tell you that each click generates a payment to me. Not sure how much I'll be getting, but feel free to click on it as much as you want! : )

A few other sites for online (printable) coupons:
www.mambosprouts.com (coming soon, organic food)
A Full Cup - looks crazy, but start browsing and see what you come up with!
Coupons, Inc. - scroll down, lists coupons at product websites

Two chances to win a jogging stroller!

Freebies 4 Mom has posted two chances for you to win a jogging stroller.

The brands offered are:
Tike Tech Stroller
Kelty Speedster Stroller

Good luck!

Just an FYI for sweepstakes...I've won a few. : )
I've won a free Dole salad, and two pairs of Hanes panties, so far. I'm still hoping for the beach house...I would highly recommend using your "junk" email address, or create a new one used for couponing/sweepstakes.

Yeah, Babies!!

Many of my friends are pregnant or have just given birth, so I'm adding a baby section to this blog!
Thanks for the cute postcard, Kelly! : )

Get a free breastfeeding support kit from Enfamil.
(Update - I was recently told that the company sends out formula samples, which, of course, don't SUPPORT breastfeeding. Just an FYI. Thanks, Ashley!)

A few other links to sites that offer resources, money-saving ideas, free samples, and more.
La Leche League
International Lactation Consultant Association
Baby Cheapskate Coupon Traders (trade for formula coupons)
Baby Cheapskate Formula Buying Resources

Enfamil Formulas
Member's Mark Infant Formula
Parent's Choice Baby Formula (you can request both samples)

Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for this information.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Neat article about couponing

Click here to read an article from the Chicago Tribune about extreme couponing. This could become a new sport in the Olympics!

The best I've done so far is to save 30% off my grocery bill. But, B & I don't like to eat a lot of the foods that you usually see coupons for. We like organic and natural foods. Those coupons are much harder to find. However, I do a great job at the drug stores with the help of all my online couponing blogs that I use to find all the deals. I usually walk out of the drug store without spending a dime, or with very little OOP (out of pocket). : )

Thanks, Jessa, for the article!

Friday, August 8, 2008


Friday 08-08-08

Today ONLY, Restaurant.com is offering certificates for 80% off!! That is $2 for a $25 gift certificate at thousands of restaurants. Time to stock up!! At checkout, enter the code FIRST.

If you have never purchased anything through Restaurant.com, you are missing out! It really is a $25 gift certificate for only $2!!! Plug your zip code in, choose the restaurants you love or have always wanted to visit, and stock up. The certificates expire a year from purchase date, and are great for gifts. One thing, always double check the special instructions listed on the certificate. This may stipulate specific days of use, how much to spend, etc.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo

Get 50% off at Restaurant.com when you use the code GAMES at checkout.
Get $25 gift certificates for only $5!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


This is a photo of all the freebies that I got at Rite Aid this week! Not bad, eh? I could have gotten a few more items, but I don't use disposable razors or regular light bulbs. I realize that Indiana doesn't have Rite Aid, or at least not where I'm from. But, sometimes Walgreen's has a great rebate program, too. In fact, I'll take a photo of the last Walgreen's shopping trip I took and post it later.

The two One Touch monitors you can see in the back were free because I had two "up to $20 off" coupons from the Sunday paper. The monitors sold for $19.99. I will donate them to a local healthcare assistance center.

I also plan on donating the Nature's Cure acne solution and Charles Worthington shampoo (for color-treated hair) to a local homeless shelter.

The remainder of the items, B & I can use at home. Let me know if you have any fun shopping moments! My next few posts I plan on answering some questions about coupon websites, and whether I think it's less expensive to use coupons or buy the store's generic products. You may be surprised! : )

Monday, August 4, 2008

CVS week of 8/3 -8/9

Click here for CVS deals for this week (thanks to Coupon Cravings).

She added the printable coupons for many of the CVS deals here.

ALWAYS check at your local store to see if they accept coupons printed from the Internet...I will try to find the most recent corporate policies for each store and post them soon.


Click here to view some great deals at Menards (thanks to More Than Enough). A few of the items that are FREE after rebate are:

Plastic Step Stool
Up to 3 rolls of shelf liner
Up to 2 wash mitts or cleaning cloths

Plus, other good deals!

I'm baaaaack!!!!

After a wonderful wedding and a few weeks of needed "rest," I am back to scouring the couponing websites. I hope to be back in full swing within the next few days. The next few posts are a few deals that I've found recently. Remember, if you have any questions or comments, please email me or leave a comment on this site.


Friday, July 4, 2008

Restaurant.com Promo

The Restaurant.com deal of the week is:

$25 gift certificates for only $5!!
Get 50% restaurant.com prices when you enter the code LIBERTY at checkout.


Monday, June 30, 2008

Birthday Gifts!!

Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for this great list of Birthday Clubs! There are a lot of good places listed, and also a list for Kids Only. Enjoy!

The Melting Pot is good for birthdays AND anniversaries...

What do YOU want to see?

Dear Friends and Family,

What types of things would you like to see on this blog?
Do you want rebates?
Specific stores?
Online deals?

I am doing this blog with you in mind.
CVS, Target, and Wal-Mart are three of the stores I will begin listing since they are also located in the Midwest. You can get lots of great deals at Wal-Mart.
Please let me know if there is anything that you need. Also, I will begin posting some tips about couponing and store policies, etc. These things will all come into play.

I NEVER pay full price for anything if I can help it.

I will NEVER PAY for these items again: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo & conditioner, most hair products, many medicines

Did you know?

You can "stack" MFQs (manufacturer's coupons) at some stores with their store coupons to get extra savings?

Some stores that allow this: Walgreen's, Rite Aid, CVS, Target, and Food Lion

Unless things have recently changed (I'll check on this): CVS allows you to use a MFQ, plus A CVS coupon, PLUS a discount coupon off the entire purchase (i.e. Save $3 off any $15 purchase)

Walgreen's in July

Easy Saver Rebates

FREE after ESR all month long!
  • TheraBreath Starter Kit
  • Hebert’s Fully Loaded Chocolate Bars, 2.75 oz.
  • Nature Made RX Essentials, 30 or 60 Pack
Click here to view this month's Easy Saver Catalog.
Prices/deals good June 17, 2008- July 5, 2008.
Postmark/submit online by Aug 2, 2008.

Walgreen's Diaper Deal week of 6/29

I'm not a big fan of disposable diapers, HOWEVER, I have been informed that they come in handy from time to time even for the cloth diaper users. So...I will post some diaper deals if they are really good. : )

Click here to see a deal at Walgreens from Sisterly Savings. It's a little bit complicated, especially if you have never shopped at Walgreen's or aren't used to using coupons frequently. But, if you want free diapers, try it out!

Rite Aid June 29-July 5

Single Check Rebates Deals:

Oxy Face Wash/ Shave Cream $5.99
= FREE after SCR
Use $1/1 MQ from 5/4/08
= $1 Profit
Rebate valid only: 6.29.08 - 7.5.08

Giovanni Shampoo OR Conditioner 8.5 oz. $6.99
= FREE after SCR
Rebate valid only: 6.29.08 - 7.1.08 - Note: 3 days only.

Click here for more sale items.

SCR = Single Check Rebates
MQ = Manufacturer's Coupon

Free-bates at Menards!

Thanks to Budget Helps, click on this link to find some Menards items that are FREE after rebate (with an additional $10 purchase of non-rebate items).

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A few things

First - if you haven't seen the movie "Lars and the Real Girl", you should consider renting it! Very good, funny, and touching.

Second, since my Walgreen's decided NOT to put their July Easy Saver Rebate booklets out (grrr...), I wasn't able to get the great deals I had hoped for...

I still got the Maalox for less than $1, and ended up buying two Revlon eyeshadow compacts (4 colors each, reg. $6.50) for $2.50 with the BOGO (Buy 1, get 1 Free) sale, and 2 $2 off coupons. Not too shabby. I figured I could use them for the wedding.

I'm feeling a little bit better, but I think it's mainly due to the medicine I took earlier. B & I went for a walk on the beach. The sunset was really pretty, and there were a few people out fishing and wading in the bay. During our stroll, we decided that if we buy a house, we are also getting a cat. We both miss having a cat around.

(Sorry, Cayla. I won't be replacing you, it's just that I miss your company! You keep Mom happy now, you little vole and chipmunk killer. I've heard you like to bite the head off the chipmunks...you didn't learn that from me.)

I'm off to work on wedding stuff, and get prepared for the gig tomorrow. Franklin, VA - here we come!

Boycott ExxonMobil

I have actually been doing this for a few years now.
It's pretty simple - go next door to BP.
I'll even pay a few more cents for Shell.
You are driving on the highway, and you need to stop for gas.
You see a sign that only has Exxon listed, drive on a few more miles to the next exit.
I'm sure other oil companies have done things that should cause us to boycott them as well, but Exxon has screwed over their own countrymen for 15 years now...

Please read this great article written by my college buddy, Ashley Shelby, about the recent (and infuriating) Exxon-Valdez ruling in the Supreme Court.
Today I am sick.

One side of my nose is completely stuffed with some really nice drainage. I can't stand for very long before I get light-headed. And my throat is sore.

I've already had a glass of OJ, and have begun drinking my triple echinacea tea, AND I took Sudafed. We have a gig tomorrow afternoon in Franklin, VA, so I'm hoping I'll be feeling better...

I'm in bed now doing some coupon research - trying to plan my drugstore runs (assuming I feel better this afternoon).

Here are a few deals that are only good for today (see definitions below):


Maalox Chewables $3.99
-use June IVC $2
-use July IVC $2
-MFQ $1.50
Total $-1.50 overage

Benefiber $6.79
-June IVC $3
-July IVC $2
-MFQ $2.00
Total $-.21 overage

For the July FAR items click here and visit the Centsible Shopper blog.

Crest Pro Health Toothpaste Night $2.99 FAR

IVC = Walgreen's Easy Saver Catalog Coupons (Instant Value Coupon) found in front of store.
The catalog lists all of the rebates. I recommend grabbing two. One as a tracker, one to cut the coupons from.
MFQ = Manufacturer's Coupon
FAR = Free After Rebate (Rite Aid has a catalog at the front of their stores, too. Sometimes they will also have coupon booklets such as the recent "Beauty the Rite Way")

Friday, June 27, 2008

Ace Rebates

Here is a link to some Ace hardware rebates compiled by Hooray for Free-bates! June 27-29 is the store's National Grand Opening Sale, and it sounds like there will be some great deals.

Marsh Deals 6/26 to 7/2

To all my pals in Indiana, here is a link to a blog, Bargain Bri, that has the current Marsh deals. Note that under most items, she mentions a coupon to use. That's the best part about these blogs! It makes it easier for the rest of us. Since she's local to you, you might want to check back each week and/or subscribe to her blog to keep up on the deals.

In the Beginning

I have decided to begin a blog for three reasons.

1) I have found so many great deals online, I want to share them in an easy format with my family and friends.

2) As an outlet for my life right now. Work, wedding planning, college classes.

3) To prove that I have the most wonderful fiance in the world!

I can't promise that I will be updating every day, but I'll attempt to keep you in the loop for those deals. : )