Showing posts from August 21, 2011

FREE at Walgreen's This Week

I zipped over to and scoped out the upcoming ad - here are the best deals of the week. Carmex Lime Twist or Vanilla Moisturizing Lip Balm .15 oz $1.50 get $1.50 RR -$.50 Carmex Lime Twist or Vanilla Stick Final Price: $.50 MONEY MAKER Crayola crayons 24 pk $1 get $1 rr (regional deal, check your local ad!) Final Price: FREE Estroven Maximum Strength Dietary Supplement 28 ct $10 get $10 rr Final Price: FREE *there was a $3 printable coupon out there but it is out of prints... Renuzit Adjustables Air Fresheners 7.5oz $0.99 (with in ad coupon) - $1.00 off One (1) Renuzit Super Odor Neutralizer - $1.00 off 1 Renuzit Pearl Scents Final Price: FREE School Supply Deals: (use in ad coupons) wexford 2 pocket folder w/ prongs $.17 (6/$1) wexford or corner office legal pad 50 sheets $.49 Rose art glue stick 3 ct or jumbo 1 ct $.49 Check out the ad yourself at

Target Deals of the Week (Starting 8/28)

You can find them here -- at Totally Target. Make sure you check the Toy Clearance - they are still making room for the new Holiday stuff and most stores have hit 75-90% off this week!

Black Friday

WHAT is Black Friday? The day after Thanksgiving where all the retail stores have a ton of sales specials and kick off their holiday shopping season. They plan to sell so much that they are "in the black" after the day is over. A lot of us frugalistas LOVE Black Friday for several reasons; --the thrill of the hunt --the door buster specials --the fun you have with "the girls" If you plan it right, you are not just shopping for the holiday, you are shopping for the following year! Think Birthdays, wedding showers, household items for your family! I have a "birthday shelf" where I put things for specific people and a stash for those "last minute" affairs that we get an invite too. This stockpile is now getting an addition for the little parties that Ms Sarah will soon be invited too. Ms Sarah has a birthday in June - so it is easy to tuck a game or two, video or two away and know she will enjoy it. Then there are the household it

HyVee and SavingStar

You can now pick up Hy-Vee/SavingStar cobranded keytags at the customer service desk of your local Hy-Vee. Register these keytags on and use them when you checkout at Hy-Vee in order to redeem SavingStar eCoupons! Not participating in the extra savings from the SavingStar program? What are you waiting for? It's MORE money for you - in your pocket. =)

Lots of Coupon Classes coming up!

Just check out where the confirmed classes are - more will be listed with in the next week! Look here

Travel Pictures

Just a little montage of what we have done so far: Visit my sister, hit the Greek Sponge Docks in Tarpin Springs, Meet up with my friend Alecia and her family, Princess Bonanza at Magic Kingdom, yummy food, princess hair and fireworks at night... It's been a blast, but is soon coming to an end. =)

8-28 RedPlum Coupon Preview

***Keep in mind that we usually see only HALF the RP coupons in our Wisconsin Insersts... Sunday coupon preview Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected! (x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon ETS = excludes trial sizes RedPlum Coupon Insert All Save $1/1 laundry detergent 28 load+ (10/9) Arrowhead Save $1.50/1 8oz or 8oz with fluoride multi-pack 100% mountain spring water (10/9) Arrowhead Save $1/2 1-liter bottles or Save $1/1 .5-liter 6-pack sparkling mountain spring water (10/9) Arrowhead Save $1/2 700mL multi-packs of 100% mountain spring water (10/9) C&H Save $.40/1 24oz organic or 32oz washed raw sugar (11/25) C&H Save $.75/1 4lb or 5lb granulated sugar (11/25) Clemmy’s Save $1.50/2 all natural sugar free ice cream products (10/31) Degree Save $.75/1 men or women anti-perspirant & deodorant (9/25) Degree Save $1/1 men or women PREMIUM anti-perspirant & deodorant or body mist (9/25) DermaSilk Save $5/1 5 minute face

8-28 P n G coupon insert

Sunday coupon preview Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected! (x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon ETS = excludes trial sizes Insert Coupons (All Expire 9/30) Align Save $1/1 Always Save $.50/1 Pads, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths Always Save $.50/1 Pantiliners 30ct+ Always Save $1/1 Infinity 14ct+ Bounty Save $.25/1 towels or napkins Cascade Save $1/1 Charmin Save $.25/1 Clairol Save $2/1 hair color Clairol Save $3/1 Nice ‘N Easy Colorblend foam Clearblue Save $1/1 ovulation test Clearblue Save $1/1 pregnancy test Covergirl Save $1/1 Covergirl Save $1/1 Covergirl Save $2.50/2 Crest Save $.50/1 toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gel Crest Save $1/1 Pro-Health For Me toothpaste Crest Save $1/1 Pro-Health rinse 4040mL+ Crest Save $1/1 toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gel excl cavity, baking soda, tartar Crest Save $7/1 3D White Professional Effects, 2 Hour Express, Advanced Vivid, Stain Shield or Gentle Routine Whitestrips Dawn Save $.50/1

This Weekend's City Wide Garage Sales

Here is a list of this weekend's city wide garage sales for Wisconsin-- Keep in mind the gas prices: It may or may not be worth it to you to drive too far to hit a sale where you drive around that town. Make your list of desired items, pack your snacks, get their map and GO FOR IT! None that I know of until the weekend of Sept 9th, sorry! Don't forget to use Yard Sale Treasure Map - A Yard Sale Planning Tool  to help you make your plan of attack!

Shopping Today...

Yes, I am on vacation and still hit the store...what can I say, it's hard to pass up a good deal! Actually, one of my coupon buddies did it for me this morning as I am still in Florida - and there are no Roundy's stores here (sigh). Two Transactions today - and only one item purchased. It's a favorite standby for the hubster to have in his dinner pail the day after we do "fridge clean out" for dinner and he has no home made food to take in. :) Hormel Compleats. Today, we got 20 of them. That is about a six month supply . Both transactions were the same: 10 Hormel Compleats (mostly the beef stew or Salisbury steak) @$2 (normally $3.25)      Coupons used: Five BOGO and five $.55/1 (doubled) Cost: $4.50 after coupons or, $.45 each.   Grand total for today? $65 for $9 - an 87% savings. How is my monthly total going? $100 budget -$8.22 (Walgreen's 8/15) -$22.99 (Copp's 8/17) +$3.68 (Menards) -$14.12 (Publix 8/24) - in Florida -$11.21 (Waffle House) - i

Your Local Park and Recreation Guide

We regularly register Ms Sarah for some activities through this program of the parks and recreation department in our town. Every season they send out a publication packed with tons of recreational programs for all ages. From youth craft classes to adult fitness to their ever popular swim lessons! There really is something for everyone. They even list the FREE things that will happen like concerts in the park or Fire Station open houses. How does this save money? It lets you test drive activities at a HUGE savings before you choose to invest in real ones. Example: Ballet . They have a ballet class that runs for a few weeks and is a LOT less expensive than a year at a local dance studio. You can let your kiddo try it out and, if after a few weeks, they don't like it - you haven't got a year long contract that is hundreds of dollars staring you in the face. Sarah LOVED dance last year and is at a real studio now. (Grammie is paying for it!) Now that she is in school all day,

New Coupons Added!

A few new coupons were added this weekend...  I LOVE the $2 Purina One coupon (any size) Most stores carry a box that runs around $3!! \It's a great way to bump up a minimum total for double coupons AND a great donation item! Here is the list: Grocery Coupons $2.00 off any RID product $1.50 off ON ONE (1) BOTTLE OF EMETROL FOR NAUSEA $1.00 off on any Triple Paste $1.00 off ON ANY TWO TRUE CITRUS PRODUCTS $1.00 off Healthy Gums Rinse $1.00 off Dr. Scholl's Freeze Away $0.75 off one Efferdent PM 78 count $1.00 off (1) package of Vanity Fair Hand Towels $1.00 off any Urinozinc Prostate Formula $2.00 off Florastor probiotic $1.00 off any Mitchum Product $1.00 off Glade Scented Oil Candle holder $0.75 off 1 package of PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme $0.75 off any Effergrip Denture Adhesive product $1.00 off any WhoNu?™ Nutrition Rich Cookies $0.40 off THREE (3) KLEENEX On-the-Go Tissue Pack $0.40 off Yoplait Yogurt $0.80 off Hamburger He

Monday Meal Plan - still on the road!

It's the beginning of a new week! In my coupon class, I teach people how to save money at the stores. That is half of the equation for saving money on food, meal planning is the other half to it. You have to USE the food you have brought home and not let yourself make the "fast food run" - those add up fast and kill your budget! Meal planning also saves you time - no more getting home and playing "open up the cupboard doors, what falls out is for dinner" game. You KNOW what you are going to make/eat and have the recipes and ingredients handy. THIS saves you both time and money, two great things! This week finds us in the middle of our big Disney Trip! We are driving this time, so we have our vehicle in Florida, while we bop about. So, it means having fun, yet not breaking the bank! We got a great deal on the hotel through the Tupperware convention and will spend a few nights with my big sis, but have a few other ideas on cheap travel...more coming in a d

Credit Card Debt

This is a repost of mine - enjoy. According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the average American house has $15,788 in credit card debt. O.M.G. !!!!! That is a lot of money to owe someone, and if you are making minum payments, that amount will double before you pay it off! That is, if you aren't ever late with a payment...if you are, they can - and will - jack your interest rate up to 29.9% IN ADDITION to the late fee of about $30!! Now your amount won't double with minimum payments, it might triple! That $15K just became A $45K monstrosity that is robbing you of your retirement fund, your children of their college education and more. (sigh) Don't play their game! First of all - stop using the cards! Move to an envelope cash system or something similar for your purchases. If you don't have the money - you don't spend it, it really is that simple! Then, here is what you do: make a list of all cards, the interest rates and their balances

Chili's Coupon is Back

Working on your meal plan for next week? Print this off and make Tuesday the "Dinner Out" night as kid's eat FREE! You should be able to stack this FREE appetizer and the FREE Kids' Meals, then simply split an adult entree! =)

Cub Foods

***Keep in mind my guidelines: $1/# for fresh produce and $2/# or less for meat Carrie at Pocket Your Dollars beat me to the list this week (I am still on vacation)- check it out here

HyVee Ad Match Up this week (8/21)

***Keep in mind my guidelines: $1/# for fresh produce and $2/# or less for meat My friend Donna at Madison Coupon Connection beat me to the list this week - (I am on vacation and can't see the online add!) you know what I teach: Let others do the work for you , LOL! Check out the list here ( Thanks Madison Coupon Connection!)

$2 Puppy Chow Coupon

Sign up for their FREE newsletter and get a $2 coupon for Puppy Chow. If you don't have a dog, this makes for a great addition to the coupons for the military families over seas!

JcPenney is BACK!

With the back to school sales - there will be some GREAT clearance offers. Be "in the know" and get the bonus coupons! I LOVE getting baby shower gifts for under $2 - and they WERE over $17.50! (90% off... woo-hoo!)

FREE Sample of Zantac

If you are like me, and have acid reflux, it's nice to have free samples to offset the prescription cost...but this is nice to have around for those once in a a while flare ups of acid indigestion too. And why do we like FREE samples?  They often come with high value coupons! =)

New SavingStar Coupons Added!

The Applesauce one is GREAT for the back to school sales deals -- it's almost time to stock up! Buy 2 JOLLY TIME Microwave Pop Corn Products 4.8 oz or larger, Save $1.00 Save $1.00 on 8 Beech-Nut baby food jar purees (any stage) Buy (1) McCain® Sweet Potato Fries, Save $1.00 Buy (1) McCain Purely Potatoes®, Save $1.00 Buy 2 Musselman's® 6-pack Apple Sauce, Save 75¢ Buy any 1 Snyder's of Hanover Organic Pretzel Sticks, Save $1.00 Buy 1 L'Oréal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner, Save 75¢ Buy 1 L'Oréal Studio Line Styling Product, Save $1.00