Sunday, November 30, 2008


They had their Double Coupon Sale. They Doubled every coupon up to $2 and without going over the price, so you can get things for free but no more than that.
Tonight I saved a total of $120.22! With a $5 off $50 purchase and another $5 with the purchase of 3 large Tides! I really needed them and the loads of dish soap! I didn't take a picture, it was just too hectic when I got home. If I break it down each item cost me $2.16. I am welled stocked up! I no longer need ANYTHING at all! I now will only be managing my stockpile.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving CVS!

Early risers get the best deals!

Transaction #1
Reeses $1.00
L'Oreal Gloss $6.99
CoverGirl Powder $5.99
CoverGirl Foundation $7.99

Total: $21.97

CoverGirl $1/1
CoverGirl $1/1
L'Oreal $1/1
ECBs $18.97

ECB Recieved: $21.97

Transaction #2
Aussie Shampoo $2.99
Aussie Conditioner $2.99
Johnson's Lotion $5.69
Colgate $2.99
L'Oreal Gloss $6.99
Garnier $5.99

Total: $27.61

Johnson's $1/1
Colgate $1/1
Garnier $1/1
ECBs: $23.97

OOP (tax $.03): $.70
ECB Recieved: $27.64

Transaction #3
Bic Soleil $5.99
Bic Soleil $5.99
Colgate $2.99
Sally Nail Polish $3.79
Creast $4.39

Total: $23.15

Colgate $1/1
ECBs: $21.66

OOP (tax $.02): $0.51
ECBs Recieved: $23.15

Grand Totals:

Worth: $72.73
Saved: $81.99 Says my reciepts
OOP: $1.21!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Go check out to save BIG on eating out! Hurry this offer ends November 30, 2008 Right not you can buy $25 gift certificates for $3 with coupon code THANKS and you will also get a FREE $10 gift certificate to with every order! Wanna save even more? I know you must be sick of hearing this BUT if you go to their website threw Ebates you can get 15% cash back on your purchase.

Frangrance Sale

Anyone have perfume or cologne on their Christmas lists?
If so FragranceX is offering Free shipping on orders of $59+. Plus use coupon code THANKS08 for 10% and order threw Ebates and get 7% cash back on your order.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Stock Up! Laundry Soap and Paper Towels!

Arm & Hammer Laundry Soap on Sale! At Shaw's!

They are Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Combine that with $1/1 Coupon
You can use 1 for each laundry soap
*Bonus You can also get an Arm and Hammer Essentials Cleaner Kit FREE when you buy 2 Arm and Hammer Laundry Soaps! Combine that with the Arm and Hammer Essentials Rebate and really make out with a great deal. If you had an Essentials coupon you'd be getting the best deal ever!

Quick Break Down!

Arm and Hammer Laundry Soap $5.49
Arm and Hammer Laundry Soap FREE
Essentials Cleaner Kit FREE

Arm and Hammer Laundry Soap $1/1
Arm and Hammer Laundry Soap $1/1
Essentials Cleaner Kit $1/1

Your OOP: $2.49

After Essentials Cleaner Kit
Rebate: Everything will be FREE! They will reimburse you your OOP cost (up to $3.50)!

Paper Towels @ CVS!

They have Viva 8 packs for $7.49 and you get $2 ECB at the end. Limit 3 per card holder. I also had $1/1 pack, but if you don't have any coupons you can print some off here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thanks Walmart!

I never really looked at Walmart for a good deal, but tonight I gave it a shot.

Cheerios $3.12 *Bonus the back of the box has $4 of coupons on it!
2-Pillsbury Brownies $3.32
2- Pillsbury Cake Mixes $1.76
6-Kashi Hot Cereals $17.04
4- Pop Tarts $6.64
2- Glade Oil Candle $11.16
Granola Bars $2.72
2- Pie Crusts $2.00
2- Powdered Sugar $3.24
Total: $51.00

Cheerios $1/1
2 Pillsbury Brownies $1/1
Pillsbury Cake Mix $1/2
6-Kashi Hot Cereal $1/1 Peelies
2 Pop Tarts $1/2
Glade Oil Candle BOGO
Granola Bar $1/1
Pie Crust $1/2
2 Powdered Sugar $0.50/1
Total: $20.58

Total OOP: $30.42

Thanks Walmart!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

CVS 11/16

Thanks to a horrible eye infection I got a $25 CVS gift card. It came in very handy today. I also included my newspapers in my transactions today but normally I wouldn't.

Transaction #1

L’Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Radiance Perfector Sheer Tint Moisturizer $15.99

L'Oreal $1 off
CVS $3 off $10 Beauty Purchase

Total + $.60 tax: $12.59 put on Gift Card

ECB Received: $15.99

Transaction #2

2 Glade Jar Candles $5
2 Glade
Glass Scents $5
2 Vaseline Clinical Therapy Lotion $11.98
News Paper $1.75

Glade Candles $1.5/2
Glade Glass Scents BOGO
Vaseline Clinical Therapy Lotion $1.50
Vaseline Clinical Therapy Lotion $1.50
ECB $15.99

Total: $0.74 put on Gift Card

ECB Received: $9

Transaction #3

4 Glade Glass Scents $10
News Paper $2

2 Glade BOGO
ECB $5

Total: $2 put on Gift Card

ECB Received:$5

Grand Totals!
Total Savings today:$51.31
OOP: $15.15

So I still have $9.67 on my Gift Card and $9 in ECB to use for their Thanksgiving Sale!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Get Photo Calendar at only $6.99/each with FREE SHIPPING.

No limit on quantity! Share with your friends.
And order early to avoid the rush.

Coupon code for $6.99 calendar: CRSD699
Expires on 11/20/2008

Free Purell Hand Sanatizer!

Quality Health

Tis' the season to get sick! So protect yourself.

KMart Coupon!

This is $5 off a $50 purchase. It doesn't seem like that much BUT during the KMart double coupon sale it is really HUGE! You just need to make sure that you hand the cashier the $5 off a $50 coupon before all your other coupons or you will not be able to use it.

I learned about this threw Heather @ Freebies 4 Mom . Thank You Heather!

What you need to do to get the coupon is enter the KMart Disney Wish and Win Contest. They will email the coupon to you and just print it out!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Holiday Budget...Do you have one?

One big reason people rack up the Credit Card bills and spend down their accounts is because they simply do not budget! I put together a simple Christmas Budget Sheet. It will help you spend less. I find when people don't have a set plan is when they spend more.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Heads up! KMart

KMart will be doing their DOUBLE COUPON Sale again!

SuperKmarts November 12-16! None in my area.

All KMarts November 30-December 6th

My friend called the Customer Service number to verify this information. Thanks Lisa!

Last time they had this they doubled all coupons up to $2! I saved a ton last time,
go check out what I got. It might get ya to store up your coupons for the sale.

Shaws Super Shopping Deals + CVS

I couldn't fit everything into 1 picture so here they are:

Shaw's Transaction #1

4- Chef Boyardee $4.00
6-Healthy Choice Canned Soup $6.00
2-Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers $5.00
2-Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers $5.50

2- Healthy Choice Soup $1/3
1- Chef Boyardee $1/4
2- 2-Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers $1/1
2- 2-Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers $1/1
2- $5 off my order from last week

The tax was -$1.50

OOP: $2.00

Got $10 off my next order coupon

Shaw's Transaction #2

Idaho Instant Potatoes $1.39
GV Sugar $1.89
Applesauce $1.89
4- Betty Crocker Cake Mix $4
4- Select Harvest Soup $4
2- Town House Crackers $3.76
Apple Juice $1.50
5- Bird's Eye Steam Fresh $5
12- Bird's Eye Vegetables $12
2- Ghirardelli Cho. Squares $3.78 on clearance from Halloween
3-Wheat Bread $4.99

1-Idaho Instant Potatoes $1.39
1- Ghirardelli Cho. Squares $1/2
5- Bird's Eye Steam Fresh $1.5/1
4- Bird's Eye Vegetables $1/3
1-Town House Crackers $1/2
1- $5 off my order from last week
1-$10 off fron transaction #1

Again Tax was -$.75

OOP: $14.56


1 Box Fruit Loops $2.00
1 Box Smart Start $2.50

1-Box Fruit Loops $1/1
1-Box Smart Start $1/1

OOP: $2.50

From Both Stores
Grand Total Savings: $99.68
Grand Total OOP: $19.06

Coupons that Printed out:
Select Harvest $1/5
Hormel Compleats $1/1
Campbell's Chuncky Fully Loaded $1/1

Monday, November 10, 2008

Are you throwing money out your windows?

You could be loosing money with out even knowing it! A few months ago I was reading a local paper that was talking about saving energy. It said that you can call your electrical provider and ask them if they will do a FREE Energy Audit. The main reason I wanted to call was because the house is drafty sometimes. They came last week and the gentleman that came was very nice and educational. He walked threw the whole house with my husband looking from basement to roof. He gave us some tips on what we could do to improve the efficiency of our house.

They also have programs like a $300 rebate for a hot water heater, that would save on oil for us. A interest free loan for efficient windows and/ or insulating the house any where from $2,000 - $10,000.

They even clanged ALL of our light bulbs to Compact Florescent Light bulbs for FREE! If you have seen the price tags on those puppies you know they aren't cheap!

Some tips you can look for:
  1. Gaps and cracks: When sealing smaller air leaks to keep air-conditioned or heated air inside your home, caulks and foam sealants are the product for you:
    • Gaps up to 1/2": Caulk
    • Gaps up to 2": Latex foam sealant
    • Gaps over 2": Polyurethane foam sealant
  2. Windows: You can quickly seal around windows using caulks and weather-strip tape. You can also apply window film in the winter. If considering replacing your windows, ensure your selection is Energy Star® certified.
  3. Doors: As with windows, sealing around doors is quick and easy. Use caulks and weather-stripping to seal the perimeter of the door, and install a threshold to prevent air from leaking from under the door.
  4. Thermostats: Invest in a 5/2-day programmable thermostat and keep heat-generating appliances several feet away, such as lamps and entertainment centers.
  5. Ceiling fans: An inexpensive way to feel warmer in the winter, set fan to a low spin in a clockwise rotation when your heat is turned on.
  6. Hot water: An easy way to keep your hot water at the right temperature without using lots of additional energy is to wrap your hot water heater with an insulating jacket and hot water pipes with insulating pipe foam. Be sure to follow directions for your model type (gas, oil, or electric heater.)
  7. Basements: In unfinished basements, the joint between the top of the basement wall and the wooden frame is a common place for air leaks, as it is above ground on the exterior of the wall. This can be fixed by using an all-purpose sealant. Also ensure that any basement windows are properly sealed (see tip #2).
  8. Ducts: Heating and cooling accounts for approximately half of your energy bill. To have your HVAC system maximize its efficiency, make sure the ducts that transfer air to various rooms are well insulated and you change the HVAC filter regularly. Duct sleeves are simply installed around exposed joints in the vent system where two pieces join together to prevent heated or cooled air from leaking out.
  9. Attics: Attic fans cool hot attics by pulling cooler, outside air in and by pushing the hot air out. If your attic is not properly sealed from the house underneath, that expensive air-conditioned or heated air will rise to the attic and out through the fan. Seal and insulate your attic properly by using fiberglass rolls, foam sealants, or high performance sealants.
  10. Natural shade: Planting trees or large shrubs around your home can provide shade and will prevent the hot sun from heating up your home in the summer. Shade east- and west- facing windows and air conditioning units (be sure not to block airflow with foliage). Consult a landscaping professional before planting to prevent future damage to your home's foundation.
From DAP


Wash your clothes in cold water. I like using Tide Cold Water.

Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioners when possible.

Use a toaster oven in place of your oven for smaller cooking and they use less energy

Purchase EnergyStar appliances. Many times you can also get rebates
for them

If your freezer chest is not full, then place ice at the bottom to fill it up. They more space that is in it the harder it has to work to regulate the temperature.

Make sure you get your furnace cleaned at least once a year.


Many things are tax deductible when you make your home more energy efficient. Go see what you may be eligible for Federal Tax Credits.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

CVS Trip 11/09

Transaction #1
Garnier Shampoo $2.99
St Ives Body Wash $3.99
Rimmel Mascara $6.99

Garnier $1/1
Rimmel $1/1

Total: $10.97
ECB: $10.49
OOP w/ tax: $1.55

ECB Received:
Garnier $2
St Ives $3
Rimmel $4

Transaction #2

Hershey Bliss $3.00
Hershey Bliss $3.00
Lindt Excellence $2.00
Lindt Excellence $2.00
Palmolive $1.49
Palmolive $1.49
Smart Water $1.69

Palmolive $1/2
Hershey Bliss $2.50/2
Lindt Excellence BOGO

Total: $9.17
ECB: $9.00
OOP: $0.17

Transaction #3

5 Hershey Bars $2.50

Hershey BOGO

Total: $2.00
ECB: $2.00
OOP: $0

Grand Total Saved: $36.40
Grand Total OOP: $1.72

Friday, November 7, 2008


Ok This week Shaw's is having a bunch of promotions! If you have one around you it is worth checking out!

Save $10 on your next visit* when you buy $25 of participating KRAFT products in a single transaction with your Shaw’s® Rewards Card from 11/7/08-11/27/08. *Coupon will print at register at time of purchase.

Save $10 off your next purchase when you buy $20 worth of these participating products with your Shaw's Card. Items found on page 3.*Coupon will print at register at time of purchase.

Save $15
off your next purchase when you buy 10 participating General Mills products. *Coupon will print at register at time of purchase.

Shaw's Coupons I got these from Justine's Grocery Brags

Make sure you have a Shaw's Card for all these great deals. If you don't have one just visit the service desk and sign up for one.

Free 8 X 10

Go check out Bargin Briana to see how you can get a FREE 8 X 10. I just ordered one and if you pick it up in the store you won't have to pay for shipping obviously.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Shaws Round 2!

I wanted to get to Shaws to use some more coupons and get another $15 before the sale ran out.

3- Klondike
2- Macaroni Grill
3- Hamburger Helper
1- Green Giant Stir Fly
2- Vaseline Lotion
1- Betty Crocker Cake Mix

2 Klondike $1/2
1 Hambugerger Helper $1/3
2 Vaseline $1/1
1 Green Giant $1/1
2 Macaroni Grill $1/1

Before Sale and Coupons: $47.37

After Sale and Coupons: $22.17

Got $15 towards my next Purchase

Total Savings: $25.20

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes!

So these are why I had to run to the store last night. If you like pumpkin you have to try these!

18 Paper Baking Cups
18 Gingersnap Cookies
12 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Argo Corn Starch
1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 Eggs
1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
1/3 Cup Karo Lite Corn Syrup

Place paper baking cups in muffin pans. Place 1 gingersnap in each cup.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, corn starch and pumpkin pie spice with an electric mixer until well mixed. Add eggs and blend well. Add pumpkin and syrup. Beat 1 minute.

Pour filling into cups, dividing evenly. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, just until set.

Chill for 1 hour. Garnish as desired.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Shaws Super Deal!

So I went to the grocery store to get some items for my Play date at my house tomorrow morning, but I had so many coupons and Shaws is running a promotion "Buy $30 worth of items on the back page of their flier and get $15 on your next shopping trip" So I did 2 transactions to get the most savings. The cashier was impressed with my savings.

Transaction #1
4- Progresso Soups
4- Healthy Digestion Vegetables
6-Just One Green Giant Vegetables
1- Green Giant Steamers
2- Pilsbury cookie dough

$1- Green Giant
$1- Green Giant
$1- Green Giant
$1- Green Giant
$1- Green Giant
$1- Green Giant

Total after Coupons: $27.16

Got $15 for my next purchase

Transaction #2

3- Powdered Sugar
Ginger Snaps
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Karo Syrup
Argo Cornstarch
Ground Mustard

$1.00-Pumpkin Pie Spice
$.40 Doubled-Argo
$.45 Doubled-Karo
$15 From Transaction #1

Total: $4.76

Total Savings: $46.21

Total OOP: $31.92

That averages out to $1.27 per item!


I went for the Glade candle deal, but they where all OUT! WTH...ummmm....ok. So I flipped threw my handy dandy coupons binder and found a BOGO Glade Plug-In coupon and $1.50 off of 2 refill candle. Here is the break down

Transaction #1
Glade Plug-In $2.50 BOGO
Glade Plug-In $2.50
Glade Scented Oil Candle Refill $2.50 $1.50/2
Glade Scented Oil Candle Refill $2.50

Total: $6 ($1 more than I wanted to spend, Thanks)

Got $5 Gift Card

Transaction #2
Lysol Neutra Air $5.99 $5/1
Lysol Neutra Air $5.99 $5/1

Total: $1.98

Trasaction #3

Lysol Neutra Air $5.99 $5/1
Lysol Neutra Air $5.99 $5/1

Total: $1.98

Just w/ the Lysol Neutra Airs that is a savings of $44!

Personalized Ornament

These would be perfect gifts for Christmas!

Get Personalized Decoration Ornament (one side) at only $1.99/each with free shipping.

Order now & Share with your friends!!!

Checkout Code : ORNAMENT199
Expires on 11/30/2008

P.S: Checkout code is also applicable to Personalized Decoration Ornament (two sides) at $2.99/each with free shipping.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

1st November CVS Trip!

I had to go to 2 store to get all the things I wanted! UGH, they really made me work today. LOL. Today's paper had such got coupons so I bought 2.

Transaction #1

Pampers Cruisers $10 1/$1.50
Pampers Cruisers $10 1/$1.50
Olay Body Wash $6 1/$2
Olay Body Wash $6 1/$2
$10 ECB

Total if I paid full price w/o sale: $39.96
Total with just sale: $32.00
Total after coupons and sale: $25
Total after CVS and ECB coupons: $15.00

ECB received after transaction: $10
$5 from Pampers
$5 from Olay

Transaction #2
I really messed up on this one :( I forgot to use a CVS $4/$20, I'll have to bring my receipt in w/ the coupon and I really hope they honor it.

Dawn Botanical $.99 1/$.20
Crest Pro White $3.49 1/$1
Colgate Motion Toothbrush $4.99 1/$2
Motrin 50ct $7.49 1/$1
Bengay Patches $7.99 1/$1

Total if I paid full price w/o sale: $28.15
Total with just sale: $24.95
Total after coupons and sale: $19.75
Total after ECB coupons: $9.75

ECB received after transaction: $10.49
$3.49 from Crest
$2.00 from Colgate toothbrush
$5 from Motrin and Bengay

BONUS! I am able to claim $16.25 on our Flexible spending account!

Whoo Hoo Victoria's Secret!

Thanks to imommies for this one!

I got 2 Bras and a pair or panties w/ shipping for $15.99!

You can either visit VS's website threw or Ebates for 4% cash Back!

Pick 2 Bras from the 2/$40 section

Pick a Pair or Panties. Must be cotton, solid color and cost $7.50

Make sure you check the box for the coupon codes and click check out.

Fill in all your information

Here are the coupon codes you will want to use:

25PTY ($25 off any two full priced bras + free cotton panty)

FA813789 ($10 off any bra)

: Receive an email with a code for $10 off of a future purchase (I didn't learn about this one until after I put in my order)

Happy Shopping!