Friday, December 26, 2008


Here are some great FREE samples for the week!

FREE sample of Astroglide

FREE sample of Joico

FREE sample of Olive Oil

FREE sample of Don Francisco's coffee

FREE sample of Berry Burst Metamucil

FREE samples of Bausch & Lomb Pre-mositened Lens Cleaning Tissue

Don't forget to check out Walmart and sign up for their great free samples. I didn't see any new ones but if you haven't signed up for the ones they have now, sign up while supplies last.

Holiday Tins

So did you get any holiday tins this year? I got 4 this year. They are all different shapes and sizes and my thoughts as I finished using some of them was what do I do with them now? They are so good to have that I didn't want to throw them out but I also didn't want them sitting around just taking up space. So as I try to organize a bit this time of year, I found that these tins were quite useful in assisting me.

My first idea was to use them as a way to store my boxtops, caps and other items that I send in to my son's school. There are many great ways to raise money for schools. I do box tops for education, caps from Swiss Valley Milk and Campbell's points. What ends up happening is I save the caps, tear off the box tops and end up throwing them in the drawer in the kitchen. So I have decided to use one of these tins to help me organize my box tops and other items for when it is time to send them into school. This is going to clear space out of the drawer, help me stay a little organized and gives a good use for my tin. This way when I have to send them in to school I know where to look for them and they are organized and ready to go.

If you don't know about these great money-making opportunities for schools check them out. You don't have to have kids to do this. You can save these and drop them off at a school near you or a family members school.
We also go through so much dog food everyday and my son is in charge of feeding the dog. Sometimes it is hard for him to get his small arms down in those big bags. I am using the tin to put a few days worth of dog food in there and he can move this right over to the dogs bowl and fill them up. This has been a great help and a great way to use one of the cheaper tins that we received.

Did you get any holiday tins this year? What do you plan on doing with them? I still have two more tins left that I need to find a way to utilize at home. Share some of your tips with me and my readers on what you are going to do with your holiday tin. It would be a shame for these tins to go to waste.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Gifts

So today as I sit and think about how Christmas is in two days and think about what I might be forgetting or what I need to get, it reminded me of my childhood. I thought about a few things that you might want to think about yourself.

Do your memories of your childhood holidays involve a physical gift that was given to you? I have a few but for the most part my memories have nothing to do with the physical gifts but more the memories of the time spent together with family. Aren't those the real gifts?

Here are a few of my memories. I remember my Dad making waffles for us every Christmas. We had to eat before we could open presents and my Dad would make us homemade waffles. At the time you wondered why you would eat first and open presents second but now it has become a a holiday tradition. My daughter asked me today, is Grandpa going to make us waffles for Christmas? What would we do without those this year?

If you look back through the photo albums you will see me and my two sisters each holding up a wrapped gift and then it opened. That is another thing I remember. Seeing what funny outfits we were wearing first thing in the morning and how our hair happened to be that morning after waking up. I won't be able to spend Christmas with all of my sisters this year but I at least have the memories and pictures of those days.

I remember driving to our family Christmas party and the applesauce that my Dad made spilling in the car on the way there. Not funny at the time but now you can think about it and laugh. I can also remember the year I wanted the game Clue for Christmas and got 3 of them. How lucky was I? Well, I remember getting to play it at the family Christmas party with my Uncle Ed, who has now passed away and can't share the holidays with us anymore. I don't have that Clue game anymore but the memories of that day will be in my mind forever.

So this year while we are all worried about getting gifts for people and spending money that we don't have, stop and think about the things that really matter. Sometimes it isn't about how big of a gift that you buy but about how big of an impact you can have on the person and their future. Why not do something special for someone this year that they will remember forever?

The kids and I did our gratitude boxes this year. While they weren't too excited about doing it, I am surprised about the responses on the cards that they wrote to each other. It made me so happy that they could think of so many nice things to say to each other! That is something that they will have forever and can look back one day and think about each other and smile.

So this year I am going to focus on trying to give my children good memories instead of worrying about if I bought them enough gifts. I want to make sure that what I give them lasts forever instead of just for the moment. How about giving someone you love a memory that will last forever?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Mom Blogger Club

Pick 'N Save Deals 12/21 to 12/24

So my favorite day to shop at Pick 'n Save is Wednesday. This is because you can get double coupons with a $25 purchase. If you are unsure of how it works check out my previous post on the rules of Double Coupon Day at Pick 'n Save.

Here are some of the great sales and how you can get some great deals with using coupons!

Roundy's 1lb of butter $1.88
Roundy's Milk $1.98 (Limit 2)

Pepsi, Mountain Dew or Sierra Mist 12pks. 4/$12 (Limit 4)

Nabisco Ritz, Triscuit, Wheat Thins 4/$11

Mars Miniature Candy 10 to 17oz. 2/$5
Use $1 off 2 from RP 12/7

Theraflu $3.99
Use $1.50 off any Theraflu coupon SS 12/7

Halls Naturals 2/$3
Use $0.50 off one 20ct or larger SS 12/7
Ice Mountain Water 24pk $3.99

Green Valley Veggies in Sauce or Simply Steam Vegetables 10/$10
Use $0.50 off coupon from 12/7 SS

Pillsbury Crescent or Sweet Rolls 3/$4.98
Use (3) $0.35 printable off one will not double (You can also print from teal tool bar on right)
Use $0.25 off coupons from 12/14, 12/7 11/9 papers

Tide 40-50oz Detergent $5.99 (Limit 1)
Use $1 off any size from 12/14 or 11/30 PG

Pillsbury Pie Crusts 2/$5
Use $0.60 off printable off two (You can also print from teal tool bar on right)
Use $0.50 off two from 12/14 SS

Pillsbury Ready to bake Cookies 2$/5
Use $0.75 off printable off two cannot double (You can also print from teal tool bar on right)
Use $1 off 2 coupon from 12/14 SS

Sara Lee Pies or Cheesecake
Buy one Get one Free

Betty Crocker Cake Mix or Frosting 10/$10
Use $0.50 off Frosting from 12/14 SS

Hillshire Farm Lit'l Cocktail Smokies 2/$6
Use $1 off 2 coupon from SS

Our Husky Dog Kiva "Kivzilla"

Today I have decided to blog about something near and dear to my heart. Someone who I have grown to love, and someone who has become part of the family. Sometimes we call him Mutt or Muttzilla to be fancy. He is our Sibe, our Siberian, he is our Kivzilla, our Kiva the Husky Dog.

When you own a Siberian Husky, sometimes you wonder why you ever decided to get a dog who never wants to listen unless you have a treat, a dog when you hug him, you end up covered in dog hair, a dog that if he ever gets out would look at you calling him and just think I'll be back later for food and a dog who would say hello to the stranger coming in your house uninvited. Why sometimes I wonder if this dog can do anything, when he has the proper motivation I know he can do many things.

While sometimes this dog, Kivzilla, our Kiva, can be a pain, he has added much joy into the house. We got Kiva from Free Spirit Siberian Rescue. Free Spirit is a no-kill organization that takes in Husky and Husky-Mix dogs and tries to place them in loving homes. They are a non-profit organization that runs on the kind hearts of volunteers who love animals. They do lots of great activities for the families of these dogs and they keep any dog even when the situation isn't the best. Check out their website and see what great work they do and how many happy homes they have given to these dogs.

When I saw Kiva online, then Nanook, I feel in love with him. When I met the skinny little dog in person, he loved me right away. He had been in the shelter for 4 months and was given away because they said he was unmanageable. The kids loved him and he was fun to walk around. He sat good for treats, walked well on a leash and really seemed like a fun loving dog. I thought who would not want this dog and felt like we got lucky getting this one. Several days later we brought Kiva home. We of course were all so excited. He was like a new baby in the house and everyone loved him. Then the fun began.

Kiva wasn't trained as well as I thought. After him jumping on me eating and food flying all over, having accidents in the house, jumping on the furniture like a mad man and running around the house like it was a track, we brought in help for training. After stealing the steaks off the grill and running out the front door a few times we thought what did we get ourselves into. After getting some training and hard work, some things have changed and some have not. We have adapted to having a Husky Dog because some things will never change.

As I sit writing this blog my friend, Kiva, lays next to me on the floor. If I were to move now he would wake up and follow me. If I put on my workout clothes, I-pod and shoes he would get so excited to know that we were going for a run. He thinks we are going out for him. Sometimes when I sit here typing he comes up for attention and licks my fingers as I type. Annoying, but it shows how much he wants my attention.

While Kiva still won't come when I call him, I have learned that he isn't a lab and he is just well, Kiva! He seems to flock to me when I am wearing black pants as I yell at him to get away. He is smiling and happy as if he knows he will get hair on my pants. While Kiva can be the biggest pain in the butt, I must say that I love Kiva. He is now part of the family and I love when I come downstairs and he starts wagging his tail because he is happy to see me.

The best part about Kiva is that he was rescued from the animal shelter by Free Spirit Siberian Rescue, brought to our home and now has a loving family and has a given a family a lot of love and laughs! Kiva was saved and now he has added joy to people's lives.

Thank you Kiva and thank you Free Spirit!
Happy Holidays from Kiva The Husky Dog

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Free Redbox Rental Sunday 12/21

Don't forget about your FREE Redbox from any Walmart Redbox location on Sunday, 12/21.

Here is the code to use 11moms4uN.

Don't know where your nearest Walmart Redbox location is? If not click here to find out.

CVS $5 Challenge

Here is how I plan on getting the most for the least amount of $$ at CVS this week.

Check out the goal of the $5 challenge on Keeping The Kingdom First Mom

Transaction #1

BUY (1) Excedrin Express Gels 20ct for $3.99
BUY (1) Halls Naturals $2.59

USE $2 off printable Excedrin Coupon
USE $0.50 off coupon Halls 12/7/08 SS

Total Out of Pocket $4.08
EARN $6.58 in ECB's
Profit of $2.50

Transaction #2

BUY (1) Benefiber Drink Mix $7.29
BUY (1) AdvantEdge Bar $1.69

USE $2 off any 1 Benefiber 12/14/08 SS
USE $6.58 ECB's from Transaction #1

Total Out of Pocket $0.40
EARN $8.98 in ECB's
Profit of $2 on this transaction

Transaction #3

Buy (1) EAS AdvantEdge Shake 4pk. $7.49
Buy (1) Arm & Hammer's Essentials $2.99

USE $1 off Arm & Hammer's Essentials Printable
USE $8.98 ECB's from Transaction #2

Total Out of Pocket $0.50
EARN $10.48 in ECB's
Profit of $1 on this transaction

Total profit of $5.50 and $10.48 in ECB's to keep using!!! There are a lot more great freebies this week!

CVS Deals 12/21 to 12/27

There are quite a lot of freebies and moneymakers this week. I plan on getting to CVS on Sunday so I don't miss out on these great items.

Sunday and Monday Deals

Listerine Antiseptic $2.99 (Limit 5)
EARN $2.99 in ECB's
FREE After ECB's

Sally Hansen Shine Nail Color $5.99 (Limit 2)
EARN $5.99 in ECB's
FREE After ECB's

Arm & Hammer Essentials $2.99 (Limit 5)
EARN $2.99 in ECB's
USE $1 printable
Better Than FREE Profit of $1

L'oreal Metallic Eye Color $6.99 (Limit 2)
EARN $6.99 in ECB's
Use $1 off any L'oreal coupon (Register and look for $1 off any product coupon on site)
Better Than FREE Profit of $1

ThermaCare $2.99 (Limit 3)
EARN $2.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

RightGuard Professional Strength $6.00 (Limit 5)
EARN $6 in ECB's
FREE After ECB's

ZipFizz $5.99 (Limit 1)
EARN $5.99 in ECB's
FREE After ECB's

Excedrin 20 ct. $3.99 (Limit 1)
EARN $3.99 in ECB's
USE $2 off printable
Better Than FREE Profit $2

Alteril SleepAid $9.99 (Limit 1)
EARN $9.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

Hall's Naturals $2.59 (Limit 1)
EARN $2.59 in ECB's
USE $0.50 off coupon from 12/7/08 SS
Better than FREE Profit of $0.50

EAS AdvantEdge Bar $1.69 (Limit 1)
EARN $1.69 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

EAS AdvantEdge Shake 4pk $7.49 (Limit 1)
EARN $7.49
FREE after ECB's

Zantac 150 8ct $4.99 (Limit 1)
EARN $4.99 in ECB's
USE $1 off printable
Better Than FREE Profit $1

Benefiber Drink Mix $7.99 (Limit 1)
EARN $7.99 in ECB's
USE $2 off coupon from 10/16 SS
Better Than FREE Profit $2

Iceland Health Joint $29.99 (Limit 1)
EARN $29.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

Slimquick 2pk. $4.99 (Limit 1)
EARN $4.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

Safe Restful Sleep $8.49 (Limit 5)
EARN $8.49 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

You have to get all of the above deals by MONDAY as this is just a TWO Day sale. The rest of these are all week sales.

More ECB's

Spend $15 in Coke products get $5 in ECB's

Mars King Size Candy Bars 2/$3 (Limit 2)
EARN $1 in ECB's
2/$2 after ECB's

Buy $15 of Energizer Batteries Earn $5 in ECB's

Friday, December 19, 2008

Great Printable Coupons

Here are a few of the great printable coupons that I have found this week! They are avaliable for all of us so print away!

$8.50 worth of coupons from Pillsbury
$1 off Arm & Hammer Essentials coupon
$2 off Excedrin Express Gels
$0.75 off Wet Ones
$2 off Honey Bunches of Oats
$1 off Rayovac Batteries

I know we can pair these with some great deals!


Here are some great freebies for the week.

FREE Berry Burst Metamucil

FREE SoftSheen Carson Haircare Treatment

FREE Flix Dental Stix

FREE Aveeno Ageless Sample

Make sure you go to the Walmart site to check out their free samples also!

My favorite FREEBIE this week is the Aveeno sample.

My First All You Magazine

So up until October of this year I had never heard of All You magazine. When I went to Walmart in Bentonville the 11moms of Walmart introduced me to this magazine. So I thought I would check it out and get my first free sample.

It has arrived! I got my first free sample magazine in the mail yesterday. I subscribe to a lot of magazines. Sometimes I read them the first week I get them but it might take me a few days before I even crack them open. So I got my All You magazine yesterday and I have to tell you that I have already read it!

I am sure you have all gotten magazines that you read and you skip half of the articles because they don't apply to you or your just not interest. Well, I have to tell you this magazine I read from front to back! Wow is all that I have to say and I find myself to be pretty picky. I love the coupons, the money saving articles, and the things that apply to everyday women.

What I really loved was the recipes that they shared that were broken down by cost per serving. It gives you a really good idea of how much money you are spending on food and how much you could save by not eating out.

This magazine is really packed with everyday life tips and I think that I will be turning my free sample into a subscription! Right now you can get a two year subscription through the Deal Seeking Mom site, one of my favorite blogs, for $19.99. Check it out.

The thing that I love most about the All You magazine is the money saving coupons that are included. Here is a list of the coupons in the January 2009 issue.
  • $0.75 off any Fast Fixin Breakfast
  • $0.75 off any Fast Fixin Bag 20oz or larger
  • $2.00 off any Caltrate product
  • $2.00 off any Centrum product
  • $0.55 of any 2.5lb or 3lb bag of Tyson Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • $1.00 off any Skinny Cow Frozen Snacks 4 count or larger
  • $0.40 off any Lean Pockets Brand Sandwiches
  • $1.00 off any Boost Multipack
  • $0.75 off any Carnation Instant Breakfast powder
  • $1.00 off any two Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers
  • $1.00 off any two Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers
  • $1.00 off any two DeliMex Frozen Snacks
  • $1.00 off any Poise Product
  • $0.50 off any All You Health and Fitness Special Issue
  • $0.55 off any Disposer Care (There are 3 of these)
  • $1.00 off any 5 count or larger Jack Link's Jerky
  • $1.00 off any Carpet Fresh
  • $1.00 off any General Milss Cereal listed
  • $0.50 off A Taste of Thai Quick Meal
  • $1.00 off any two Stouffer's Corner Bistro

I mean WOW! Just look at all these great coupons. They more than cover the cost of the magazine and a few of these items we purchase all the time. I just love the Healthy Choice products.

I also love their website. If you aren't ready to commit you can go online and get 2 FREE Sample issues to try it out! If you don't like it just write cancel on your postage paid envelope when they bill you. Why not give it a try? I did, and loved it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Free Redbox DVD at Walgreen's Wednesday 12/17

Get a FREE Redbox DVD rental this Wednesady, 12/17 at Walgreen's.
Use promo code 9WAG27
Thanks Walgreen's!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Campbell's Gift Basket

While taking my trip to the Walmart Headquarters in Bentonville they gave us the opportunity to visit with several other companies. Campbell's was one of them. To my surprise I saw so many different brands and products that I didn't know were all made by the same company. They had some of my favorite brands; Pepperidge Farm, Swanson, V8, Pace, Prego and many more. Check out their website for all their great products.

We got the opportunity to go into the Campbell's Kitchen and Chef Lee taught us about making stuffing and the do's and dont's of stuffing a turkey. It was a great time!

Upon my return home Campbell's send all of us Mom's these great gift baskets. Inside we have a Chef's Apron, Campbell's Recipes and Tin, a thermos to store your warm soup and another set of recipe cards. Then my favorite, a baking dish and ingredients to make Green Bean Casserole.

The Recipe Card Collection has 76 recipes from Campbell's and 24 blank cards for you to store you own recipes. I can't wait to try these out and share my experiences on my blog for you all to try. There are some great recipes in there!

The item that I love the most is the Green Bean Casserole dish. It has the recipe right on the bottom so you can have it ready when ever you need it. I loved the dish when it was made for us in Bentonville and I can't wait to try it at home.

So thank you Campbell's and thank you Walmart for this great trip and great goodies to try out!

Friday, December 12, 2008

CVS Deals Week of 12/14

Pepsi Products 12pks. 4/$13
4/$6 after coupons and ECB's

Dove Candies Buy $20 Get $5 ECB's

L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Technology $8.99
Get a $1 off product if you sign up on their website

Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless $15.99
$10.99 after ECB'sUse $1 off Covergirl product from Sunday paper
$9.99 after coupons and ECB's

St Ive's Body Moisturizer $5
Buy $10 and get $5 in ECB's

Dove Bar Soap 2pk. $2.49
EARN $1 in ECB's
USE $1 off coupon from 11/2 Sunday Paper
$0.49 after ECB's and coupons

Crest Spinbrush or 2ct. refills $5.99
EARN $2 in ECB's
USE $1 off coupon from 12/7 Sunday Paper
$2.99 after ECB's

Schick Quatro $7.99
EARN $3 in ECB's

Excedrin Spend $20 Get $10 in ECB's
Prices starting at $3.99
Use various coupons from several weeks papers

Nova Max Blood Glucose Montior $9.99 (Sunday & Monday only0
EARN $9.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

EARinse Seawater rinse $9.99 (Sunday and Monday only)
EARN $9.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

SleepMD $7.99 (Sunday and Monday only)
EARN $7.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

Bausch & Lomb ReNu $12.99
EARN $3 in ECB's
USE $1 printable (print from the teal toolbar on the right or click here)
$8.99 after ECB's

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste $2.99
EARN $2 in ECB's
$0.99 after ECB's

Soft&Dri, Right Guard or Dri Idea Deodarant $2.99
EARN $2 in ECB's
$0.99 after ECB's

Spend $20 get $10 in ECB's on General Mills products and Folger's
Print coupons for GM cereals using the teal toolbar on the right or click here!

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or conditioner $5.99
EARN $2 in ECB's
$3.99 after ECB's

Freebie Friday

Here are some great FREEBIE's for the week.

From P&G Christina Aguilera Perfume Sample

FREE Tampax Sample Kit
This includes 7 different samples, this is a great free sample offer
(this is for younger girls so I am getting this for my daughter)

FREE Sample of Emergen C

Don't forget to check out Walmart and request your free samples online

Enjoy these great FREEBIES!!!

P&G $120 in Coupons Offer

So here is the scoop.

Step 1 Purchase $50 worth of P&G products between 12/14 and 1/31/2009.

Step 2 Save your receipts and circle the products on your receipt

Step 3 Complete and print the form on the website

Step 4 Mail it in and you will receive a coupon book for $120 worth of P&G coupons! This is a great offer since I know that I will purchase $50 in P&G product over the next month and a half.

Click here to get all the details.
They share a list of the coupons that you will get and how many of each. I am impressed. This is a great set of coupons to get.

Here is a list of some P&G products

Always, Bounce, Bounty, Charmin, Clearblue, Crest, Dawn, Downy, Duracell, Febreze, Gillette, Gain, Iams, Metamucil, Olay, Old Spice, Pampers, Pepto Bismol, Prilosec, Pringles, Secret, Swiffer, Tampax and Tide

I am going to have a special CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and Target section on where you can find the best deals for these products to get your total up to $50 for the lowest out of pocket! So check back for more!

Redbox Code from elevenmoms

Don't forget to use your code for a free rental from Redbox and the elevenmoms this Sunday, 12/14. This is good at any Walmart Redbox location
Use Code 11moms4uA
To find a Walmart Redbox near you click on this link.
Thanks Walmart!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

DVD Releases Week of 12/9

Here are the two good releases that I see are coming out today on DVD.

The Dark Knight at for $14.86

Horton Hears the Who at for $16.86

There is also a good book that is getting released today about swimmer Michael Phelps. My daughter is a swimmer so this will be a good Christmas buy.

Michael Phelps
No Limits: The Will to Succeed at for $13

Sunday, December 7, 2008

CVS Deals Week of 12/7

There are some good buys at CVS this week when you pair things up with coupons but nothing to spectacular!

Powerade 32 oz $1.59
EARN $1.59 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

Spend $20 get $10 when you buy Hershey's candies

Hershey Bliss 2/$6
Twizzlers 2/$3
Hershey's Mini's, Reese's, or kisses $2/7
Hershey's Kisses 2/$4
Other Hershey candies!
There are several coupons to use:
$1 off Hershey's Minatures, kisses, or nuggest, dark chocolate
$1 off Hershey Bliss Printable

Spend $20 get $10 when you buy Energizer Batteries
USE $1 printable coupon
There were also some peel off coupons on the items themselves at my CVS so check out yours
There is also a mail in offer for a Cosmetic Bag partnerning with Susan G Komen.

Some other good deals...

BOGO Revelon Foundation, powder, blush, concerler $6.49 to $14.29
Pair this up with 2 $1 off coupons for more savings

These are just the great deals that I was interested in but here is a list of all of the great ECB's this week at CVS.

Walgreens Deals Week of 12/7

There aren't that many great deals at Walgreen's this week but enough to get me in to shop.

Scotch Magic or Gift Tape 3 pack $2/2
USE $1 off 6 rolls coupon from 11/23/08 SS
Easy Saver Rebate $2
Profit of $1

Kellogg's Cereal $1.99
Rice Krispies, Froot Loops
Corn Pops
Frosted Flakes
USE $1 printable
$0.99 after coupon

Ragu $2/3
USE Walgreen's in ad coupon
USE $1/2 Ragu from 11/16/2008 paper
$2/2 after coupon

Friday, December 5, 2008

Printable Coupons

Save up to $4 on Colgate Products at Target

Save $1 on any 2 Dove Deodorants

Save $1 on any Dove 4 pack or larger soap or 1 Body Wash

Over $12 in coupons from Betty Crocker
Use the Betty Crocker link on the right as you will need to sign up for this

If you have any great printables on your blog share a comment and let us all know!

Freebie Friday

Here are a few FREEBIE's for this week.

If you sign up for Arby's Extra Club they will send you a coupon for a free Arby's Mint Shake.

Free Redbox Rental from Walmart and the elevenmoms on Sunday December 7th. Use code 1moms4uS

Don't forget to stop by and get your free samples. I saw some good ones, Gain, Tampax Pearl, Always Infinity, and more!


Share a comment or link to your blog if you have any other great freebies for the week!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

DVD & Music Releases for week of 12/2

Here are some of the HOT movies that will be released today on DVD.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $14.86 at
Starring Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell

Wanted $15.86 at
Starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

Step Brothers $16.86 at
Starring Will Ferrell, John Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins, Wayne Federman

MUSIC Releases

Panic at the Disco: Live in Chicago $14.88 at

I haven't seen any of these movies but I think I am going to rent all of them. I think the kids will like Chronicles of Narnia. StepBrothers looks like it is going to be funny. Wanted I am not to sure about but I will try it out on a rental.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Printable Coupons Week of 11/30

Here is a list of some of the great printable coupons that I have found this week. 17 different printalbe coupons this week. They range from cookie dough, muffin mix, $1 off 3 Hamburger Helpers, $1 off 3 progresso soups, $0.60 off Green Giant Steamers, cereal and lots more.

Save $1 off Kellogg's Cereals printable

Cottonelle coupons for $0.50 off various selections

There are 5 Gerber baby food coupons on this site. These are some high $$ values!

$1 off coupons for Tylenol Products

Hopefully we can pair these up with some great sales this week!

There are a bunch of new printables from (click on the teal coupon bar on the right)
Check out the Target printables. There are some good ones this week too!

Walgreens $5 off a $25 Purchase Dec 1 and 2

Here is now I plan on using my $5 off a $25 purchase at Walgreens.

BUY Glade Candles $4.99
EARN $2 in ESR's
USE $1.50 off coupon from Sunday paper
If you don't have the coupon you can use this printable for $1 off.
$1.49 after ESR's and coupon

BUY Right Guard Professional $5.99
EARN $5 in ESR's
$0.99 after ESR's

Buy Colgate MAX Fresh $2.99
EARN $2 in RR's
USE $1.00 printable coupon
FREE after RR's and coupon

BUY Reach Toothbrushes $2/6
EARN $6 in RR's
USE BOGO coupon $3
Better than free after RR's and coupons Profit of $3

BUY Bald Guys Moisture Gel $5.99
EARN $5.99 in ESR's
FREE after ESR's

BUY Johnson's Body Lotion $3.99
USE $1 Printable
$2.99 after coupon

BUY One Hershey Candy at $0.89 get one for $0.01
2 for $0.89 after coupon (Walgreen's in ad coupon)

Total $25.35
Use $5/$25 Purchase (This can be printed from the teal toolbar on the right)
Total $20.35
Register Rewards Earned $8
Easy Saver Rewards Earned $12.99
Profit of $0.64
If you get your ESR's back in a Walgreen's gift card you can earn anohter 10%!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

CVS Deals Week of 11/30

Here are some of the great CVS deals for the week.

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo, conditioner 12.6-13.5 oz $3.49 (limit 5)
USE $1 off 2 from 11/30 Sunday Paper
2 for $3.98 after ECB's and coupon

Trident or Stride Gum 2/$4
EARN $1 ECB's on 2
2/$3 after ECB's

Febreze Products Spend $10 get $5 in ECB's
Buy 4 Febreze Air Effects
USE 4 $1 off Febreze Air Effects coupons from November/December P&G coupons
EARN $5 in ECB's
$1 for 4 after ECB's and Coupons

Cetaphil Cleanser, lotion, 16oz or daily facial mositurizer 4oz $9.99
EARN $2 in ECB's
$7.99 after ECB's

Gillette Venus or Fusion Razors or Cartridges
Spend $15 get $5 in ECB's
USE $4 off one Fusion Razor from 11/30 Sunday Paper

Colgate Sponge Bob, Motion or 360 degree power toothbrush $6.99
USE $0.50 off coupon on any colgate Toothbrush for kids
$5.49 after ECB's and coupon

Degree or Dove Clincial Protection Anti-Perspirant deodarant solid $7.99
EARN $2 in ECB's
USE $2 Printable
$3.99 after ECB's and Coupon

Extreme Energy Orange or Berry 2pk $4.99
EARN $4.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

Friday, November 28, 2008

Freebie Friday

Another edition of Freebie Friday!!!

Get your FREE Glad Force Flex Trash Bag

Get your FREE Pampers Potty Training Kit

Don't forget to check the Walmart website for additional freebies for this week!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oprah Free Holiday Music CD

I blogged about Oprah's show that aired today, yesterday. I hope all of you had a chance to watch it as there was a lot of great low price gift ideas on there that will last a long time!

Oprah is giving us all a chance, for the next 48 hours, to download a Oprah Holiday CD from her website for FREE!! I have already downloaded mine and it was quick and easy.

Click on the link to get your FREE music and this is a great idea to give to others this year!

Kellogg's Coupon

Get your $1 off any 10oz or larger Kellogg's Cereal coupon while they last!

Click here to get your coupon now!!!

CVS Thanksgiving Three Day Sale

I am excited to get my FREE and BETTER THAN FREE items at CVS this Thanksgiving!
There are some great money makers here!

Johnson's Softlotion $5.69
EARN $5.69 in ECB's
Use $1 printable coupon
Profit $1

Colgate Advanced Whitening Toothpaste $2.99
EARN $2.99 in ECB's
Use $1.50 off printable coupon
Or use any $1 off coupons that have been in the Sunday papers
Profit $1.50

Plaxtex Sport $3.99
EARN $3 in ECB's
Use $1 off printable coupon
FREE after coupon and ECB's

Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer or Razor $7.99
Earn $6 in ECB's
Use $2 off printable coupon (use or printable bar on right)
FREE after ECB's and coupons

Magnavox Universal Remote or Phillips Headphones $6.99
EARN $6.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

Aussie Shampoo/conditioner $2.99
EARN $2.99 in ECB's
USE $1 off coupon from 10/12 sunday paper
Profit of $1

Gatorade G2 20oz $1.49
EARN $1.49 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

Hershey King Size Candy Bars $1
Earn $1 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

Bic Soleil Single Razor $5.99
EARN $5.99 in ECB's
USE $3 off coupon from 11/2 Sunday Paper
Profit of $3

Garnier Nutritioniste Cleansing Towelettes $5.99
EARN $5.99 in ECB's
USE $1 off coupon from 11/9 Sunday Paper
Profit of $1

Mabelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation $8.99
EARN $8.99 in ECB's
USE $3 off Mabelline foundation coupon from 10/26 Sunday Paper
Profit of $3

5-Hour Energy Extra Strength 2-pk $3.99
EARN $3.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

L'Oreal Colour Juice Sheer Lip Gloss $6.99
EARN $6.99 in ECB's
USE $1 off printable
Profit of $1

Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Plus Nail Color $3.79
EARN $3.79 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's

Cover Girl Smoothers Liquid Makeup $7.99
EARN $7.99 in ECB's
USE $1 off coupon from Sunday Paper
Profit of $1

Cover Girl Smoother Pressed Powder $5.99
EARN $5.99 in ECB's
USE $1 off coupon from Sunday Paper
Profit of $1

Another Great Sale
Norelco Precision Cutting System $28.99
USE $20 off coupon from 11/23 Sunday Paper
$8.99 after coupon

What a great sale! CVS is open on Thanksgiving so if you have time in the morning get over there so you can use Black Friday to get some other great deals!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tervis Tumbler Product Review

Have you ever heard of Tervis Tumbler's? Well several years back I got hooked on these great products. Check out their website. The tumblers are just great. The nice thing is that they keep cold things very cold and hot things warm. They do not leave rings on the tables and the tumblers are double walled so they reduce the amount of condensation that would happen on the outside of a cup.

What I love the most about them is that they are guaranteed for life. I have had a few tumblers that have small cracks in them. I sent them to Tervis and they send me back a brand new tumbler! You do not have to provide proof of purchase and even if the cup is 5,10, 15 years old they will still send you a new one.

Check them out online. I have purchased them for Christmas gifts and have over 20 of these tumblers at home! Right now there is a more you buy more you save special. This goes until December 1. If you spend $55, save 10%, $75 save 15%, $100 save 20%, $125 save 25%. Use coupon code BMSM2008

Teaching Our Kids About Gift Giving in a Tough Economy

The pressure is on right now to buy our friends and family gifts. My kids have already told me that they want to get a few things for a few of their friends and of course they want to give gifts to brothers, sisters and Mom and Dad. After reading this article on, I really think this year is a good year to teach my kids about shopping smart, getting back to basics and about buying things with value not just for the moment but for a life time.

There were some great ideas. I was talking with my sister and saying how some kids get so many presents that they don't even remember who got them the gift. But I bet if you got your niece or nephew a savings bond for Christmas they might not enjoy it as much now but years down the road when their money has grown and they are older they will probably remember that Grandma bought them that savings bond and now they have more cash. That toy that they would have gotten that year is probably forgotten, broken, or wasn't even that great to begin with. Check out the article on and do a bit of research on the current rates for savings bonds. I think this is a great gift idea. This gift is going to have a lot of value in the future. You can also go on the treasury website to learn more about savings bonds.

This year the kids and I are also going to give a little bit to help others. We have toys that were given to us from Walmart, free items that I have purchased using coupons and food items that we are going to donate. Sometimes donating doesn't have to cost you money. I am able to purchase free items each week and have saved them up to donate for the holiday season. My kids are excited each week to learn what I have purchased and what we are going to donate from that purchase. Follow my blog each week to learn about great free items from CVS, Walmart and Walgreens. This isn't costing me a lot or any money to do these things. Shopping smart has helped!

Tomorrow on Oprah, Wednesday, November 26th, is a show on how to have the Thriftiest Holiday Ever. Check it out to get some more great ideas on how to save money this holiday season. Think out of the box this year and find new ways to give gifts and try and give a gift that can last awhile and has more meaning.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Get Free Dr. Pepper 11/23

Today only, 11/23, sign up to get a coupon for free Dr. Pepper. The offer is good today only!

Click here to sign up to get your FREE Dr. Pepper.

CVS Week of 11/23

I didn't want to spend all of my ECB's from last week because I am stocking up for the Black Friday sales! There are some great items coming up so I just got things today that I could get some more ECB's for Black Friday Shopping.

Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation $8.99
EARN $8.99 in ECB's
USE $3 off Maybelline Foundation coupon from 10/26
Better than FREE after ECB's

Complete Multi-purpose solution 12oz. $8.99
EARN $8.99 in ECB's
USE $1 off solution coupon from 10/26
Better than FREE after ECB's

Crest SpinBrush Pro toothbrush $4.99
EARN $2 in ECB's
USE $2 off printable coupon
$.99 after ECB's and coupon

Right Guard Professional Strenth $7.99
EARN $7 in ECB's
$.99 after ECB's

Total $ 30.96
after coupons $24.96
ECB's EARNED $26.98
Profit of $2.02
I am going to roll over my ECB's from last week and this week for Black Friday shopping! Come back to see what great deals you can get then!

**Make sure you check that all your ECB's print out. My RightGuard one didn't print and I had to ask them to print me one.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Freebie Friday

Here is another edition of Freebie Friday. Check out some of these great free samples this week.

FREE sample of Sundance Tea

FREE sample of Sun Silk's Shampoo

FREE sample of Tide Total Care

Make sure you check out the FREE samples over at Walmart also.

They have added a FREE sample of Gain, Huggies Diapers, Playtex Tampons and a few other great items.

Energy Saving Challenge Update

Back in October I started to find ways to reduce my gas and electric bill. To my surprise, my family has done a great job. I am a bit surprised because the weather has been a bit colder this year and I have been having to use the heat a lot.

Here is a recap


REDUCE Gas & Electric bill $$'s from July 07 to June 08
Money spend from July 07 to June 08 $2213.48

Check out my previous post for full details

July 08 to October 08 Usage $'s $627.01
This is a reduction of $153.61 so far! My goal is to reduce my energy expenses by $500 for the year. Only $346.39 left to go!

Things that I have done:
Unplug things that we don't use all the time and even if they are used once a day I still unplug them. (Treadmill, toaster, blender, printer, computer, cell phone chargers, etc.)
Combined loads of whites with my kids. We all do our own laundry but have been sharing the load of whites to take it from 3 loads down to 1.

My electric company shares your gas charges and your electric charges and gives you a review of the same period last year and compares it with the same period this year. While the average temperature last year was 60 degrees and this year was 54 degrees, I still saved money. My gas charges went up but my electric charges went down from $2.51 per day to $1.51 per day! Wow!! What a savings I have noticed just from unplugging things and by watching what we are doing around the house.

My next step is to get a programmable thermostat for the house so we can adjust it at specific times.

Take a look around your house tonight and see if there are things that you really don't use that often that you could unplug. I bet you can find at least one thing that you could do this with and you could be on your way to saving money too! Share your stories and give some more tips on how to save around the house.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

CVS Challenge Week of 11/16

Transaction 1

BUY 2 Vaseline Body Lotion $7.98
USE 2 $1.50 off coupons from today's sunday paper
$4.98 OOP after coupons
EARN $4 in ECB's
$0.98 after ECB's

Trasaction 2

BUY L'Oreal Perfect Pro Calcium $15.99
USE $4 ECB's from trasaction 1
EARN $15.99
Free after ECB's
OOP $11.99

Transaction 3

BUY 3 Duracell 16 Pack Batteries at $9.99 each ($29.97)
USE 3 $0.75 off coupons from today's paper
USE $15.99 in ECB's from trasaction 2
OOP $11.73
EARN $15 in ECB's
Roll these ECB's over to next week or get some other great deals!

Share your CVS transactions here for everyone else to see what great deals are out there.

Walgreens Deals for Week of 11/16

This wasn't a great week at Walgreen's but I did manage to use my $2 in register rewards from last week to get some good deals today.

BUY Just for Men Touch of Gray Hair Color $7
Get $7 in RR's FREE after RR's

BUY Puff's tissue $0.99
USE Walgreen's in ad coupon
USE $0.25 off coupon
$0.74 after coupons

BUY Blistex product $0.99
USE Walgreen's in ad coupon
USE $0.25 off coupon in today's paper
$0.74 after coupon

BUY Chex Mix $0.99
USE $0.60 printable coupon
(use the teal toolbar to print this coupon)
$0.39 after coupon

USE your $2 RR's from last week and pay $7.35 with tax
EARN $7 in RR's
$0.35 w/tax!!!

Not a great week but still got some good deals.

Share your Walgreen's post with everyone so we can see what deals you found this week.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

CVS Deals of 11/16

CVS Deals

See how we can roll over our ECB's from last week!!!

BUY Colgate Toothpase and get one free $2.99
USE (2) $1.50 off coupon for Colgage Total Whitening
If you don't have this coupon try and of the $1 off coupons of Colgage Total there is even one in todays paper.
FREE after coupons

Buy AJAX dish liquid get one Free $1.79
USE $0.25 off coupon in today's paper
$1.54 after coupon

Buy 1 get 1 Free Revlon Lip or Nail $4.39
Use (2) $1 off coupons for Revlon color in Sunday's paper
$2.39 after coupons

BUY L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Radiance $15.99
FREE after ECB's

Buy 2 Vaseline Body Lotion's $7.98
USE 2 $1.50 off coupons from previous Sunday papers and today's Sunday paper
EARN $4 in ECB's
$0.98 after coupon

BUY 3 Duracell Batteries $29.97 ($9.99 for a pack of 16)
USE 3 $0.75 off coupons from previous Sunday papers and today's Sunday paper
EARN $15 in ECB's
$12.72 after ECB's and coupons

USE ECB's from last week (31.58)
TOTAL $33.62 after ECB's from last week $2.04
ECB's earned this week $34.99
Profit of $1.37

Come back next week to see how we can roll over these ECB's

I am doing a Mister Linky for the first time this week. Post here and share all of your CVS Deals with us.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Freebie Friday

Here are some great freebies that I found this week.

Nutra Sweet Swirl Free Sample
Free Marie Callender's Signature Saute
Free Perfume Sample from Christina Aguilera
Bear Naked Fruit & Nut Granola Free Sample

Make sure you check out Walmart's free samples online also.

Come back next Friday to find out what freebies I have found.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

$5 off a $20 Purchase at Walgreens

I was happy to see the $5 off a $20 purchase and not a $25 purchase at Walgreens this weekend.

Click here and get your coupon for your weekend shopping. There aren't that many great deals there this week but I plan on matching it up with a few other good coupon offers.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

CVS Challenge

Get the lowest OOP possible while shopping at CVS.
Transaction 1

Buy 1 Glaceau Smart Water $1.59
Earn $1.59 in ECB's

Buy 2 St. Ive's Body Wash for $$3.99
Use 2 $2/1 printable coupons
Earn $6 in ECB's

OOP $4.57

Total ECB's earned $7.59
Profit of $3.02

Transaction 2

Buy 2 Listerine Agent Cool Blue Tinting Rinse $3.99 each
Use 2 $1 printable coupons
Earn $6 in ECB's

Buy 1 Rimmel Mascara $6.99
Use $1 off coupon in this Sunday's paper
Earn $4 in ECB's

Use $7.59 in ECB's from first transaction
OOP $4.38
ECB's earned $10

Transaction 3

Buy 1 L'Oreal Advanced RevitaLift $11.99
Earn $11.99 in ECB's

Use $10 in ECB's from transaction 2
OOP $1.99
Earned $11.99 in ECB's (Roll these ECB's over to next week, or keep shopping!)

CVS Week of 11/9

I had a great week at CVS this week. See how I rolled over my ECB's from last week!

Here is what I bought this week at CVS.

Glalceau Smart Water 1 Liter
$1.59 for 1
Earn $1.59 in ECB's
Free after ECB's

Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner
Use $1 coupon in today's paper
Earn $2 in ECB's
Free after coupon and ECB's

L'Oreal Advanced Revitalift Anti-wrinkle Serum
Earn $11.99 in ECB's
Free after ECB's

St. Ives Body Wash
Use $2 printable coupon
Earn $3 in ECB's
Better than free after coupon and ECB's
(I bought two of these)

Rimmel Mascara
Use $1 coupon in today's paper
Earn $4 in ECB's
$1.99 after coupon and ECB's

Listerine Agent Cool Blue Tinting Rinse
Use $1 printable coupon
Earn $3 in ECB's
Free after coupon and ECB's
(I bought two of these)

I also picked up 4 boxes of the Kellogg's cereals that were 2/$4. I used 4 $1 off coupons and paid $4 for 4 boxes. $1 per box! What a great deal.

I used all of these coupon and $5.49 from ECB's from last week and I paid $31.90 OOP. I earned $31.58 in ECB's. So my total cost for these products was $0.32! This was $69.15 worth of products for such a great price.

Come back next week to see how to roll these ECB's over to save you even more money!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Freebie Friday

Here are some great freebies for this week!

Get your free sample of Glad Storage Bags!
Get your free sample of Orville Redenbacher's Lime & Salt Natural Gourment Popcorn!
Get your free sample of Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis!
Get your free samples of Teasta Tea!
Get your free sample of Breath-A-Licious Dog Bone!

I have sent for all of these free samples myself! Sign up now while supplies last!

Do you Hulu?

Have you ever not been able to watch one of your favorite TV shows because you are too busy with the kids, work, school and life? Well, I learned about this great site called Hulu. It is legal and legit. It was founded in March 2007 by NBC Universal and News Corp. You can go online on the Hulu site and watch shows that you missed that week. Do you not have cable? Well, there are even great shows that are on the cable network. The best thing about it is it is FREE. It is also legal so you don't have to worry about that. Check it out and watch a few shows you might have missed! I love it. I missed one show this Tuesday and I was able to find it on there today so the episodes are on the site quickly.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Coupons From Betty Crocker

I know I can be hesitant to sign up for certain specials and coupons thinking my inbox will get flooded with emails. But I have to share this great offer with you. I signed up for this Betty Crocker offer to receive $10 in valuable savings and I just loved what I received in the mail. Here are the $10 in coupons that I received. Click on the link below so you can get these great coupons in your mailbox also.

$1 off two boxes of Suddenly Salad
$1 off two boxes of Betty Crocker Potatoes
$1 off any Green Giant Veggies 19oz to 240z only
$1 off two boxes of Pop Secret
$1 off two boxes of Betty Crocker Brownie Mix
$1 off two boxes of Chex Mix Cereals
$1 off two Betty Crocker Warm Delight bowls
$1 off eight Yoplait Yogurts
$1 off any Just for One Green Giant Veggies
$1 off any two boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch

I am going to pair these up with some great deals and even use these on double coupon days at my local grocery store.

Sign up now to get these great coupons in your mailbox!
Click on the Betty Crocker link to the right and you can get these coupons!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Free Shampoo Sample

I was able to test out this shampoo when I went to Bentonville to visit the Walmart headquarters. I received a salon makeover and tested this great new secret shampoo. I still don't know what it is but I can tell you that I loved it.

I currently have been using the same shampoo for quite some time. The shampoo I use now leaves my hair free of tangles and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. I have tried different shampoos and always go back to the same one because of the results that I get.

When I tried this secret shampoo I will say that it left my hair free of tangles and left it feeling soft and great.

The great thing is that you can try a free sample too! Sign up to get your free sample now and wait for the big reveal on November 24th. I can't wait to find out what this shampoo is all about.

Click here to get your free sample!

CVS Week of November 2

This week I used my ECB's from last week and got a lot of great things that I really needed this week. I got $44.29 worth of merchandise for $2.66 OOP.

There are a lot of great coupons in this Sunday's paper to match up with these great sales.

Buy 3 Pantene Pro V Shampoo or Conditioner
USE $1 off coupon in today's paper
Earn $2 ECB's
3/$6.99 after coupons and ECB's

Buy 4 boxes of Kellogg's Cereals
Use 4 coupons from Kellogg's $1 off each box (These were on a few weeks back)

Buy Ivory Body Soap
USE $0.25 coupon in today's paper
$0.74 after coupon

Buy Dawn Dishwashing liquid
Use $0.25 coupon in today's paper
$0.74 after coupon

Buy Mach 3 Shave Gel
Use $0.55 coupon in today's paper
$1.44 after coupon

Buy Crest Pro White Toothpaste
Use $0.75 coupon in today's paper
Earn $3.49 in ECB's.
Profit of $0.75 after coupon and ECB's

I used my $17.99 ECB's from last week and today my out of pocket was $2.66 with tax.
I have $5.49 in ECB's that I will roll over to next week.
Come back next week to see how you can use these ECB's and get great deals for a low out of pocket.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pick 'n Save and Copps Double Coupon Policy

For all of you Wisconsin Pick 'n Save shoppers, I have seen several differnet posts online wondering what the double coupon policy is for Pick 'n Save. I decided to contact them and this is their email reponse to me.

Double Coupon Day is only on Wednesday

"Thank you for taking the time to contact Roundy's with your Double Daze inquiry. You may use coupons up to $1.00 and only 5 coupons may be doubled per one shopping trip. PNS and Copps customers must have their Pick 'n Save Advantage Plus Card or Copps Key Savings Card to receive double manufacturer's coupons. Customer must spend $25 in a single transaction to qualify for double Manufacturer's coupons. The $25 minimum purchase is after tax and after store coupons (i.e., when the cashier hits the total key). Only manufacturer's coupons with a face value of $1.00 and under will be doubled. Manufacturer's coupons with a face value greater than $1.00 will not be doubled (i.e., if a customer has a $1.25 coupon, it will not double). No cash back will be given. Alcohol and tobacco manufacturer's coupons may not be doubled. "

  • Only doubles coupons $1 or less
  • You must spend $25 after tax and coupons used
  • No cash back
  • Alcohol and tabacco coupons are not doubled
  • You can only double up to 5 coupons
  • You have to use your savings cards to use the coupons

$10 In Coupons from Target

Check out these great coupons from Target. Most of them expire around 11/22/08. The total value of coupons is $10! Try and pair them with some sales to get even better deals.

I highlighted a few of my favorite items. I love the Archer Farms Chips. The Salt & Vinegar are my favorite. The Market Pantry soups are great and low priced!

Click on this link to access the coupons.

$2 off Sutton & Dodge® steakhouse-quality choice Angus beef Steak or Roast
$1 off 20-oz. or larger Tyson frozen chicken product
$1 off 5-lb. bag Green Giant Russet potatoes Excludes organic
$1 off With purchase of two Archer Farms® kettle chips
$1 off 5-oz. or larger Flat Earth crisps
50¢ off 20-oz. Sobe Life Water
$1 off With purchase of two Archer Farms® frozen vegetables
$1 off With purchase of two Prego pasta sauces
50¢ off Purchase of two Market Pantry® soups
50¢ off Pringles King Can chips
50¢ off Archer Farms® frozen pizza

Other great coupons from Target

$1 off Tide Total Care
$1 off Downy Total Care Fabric Softner
$1 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush

Eye Clops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles

While working with Wal-Mart, Jakks Pacific, the maker of Eye Clops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles, provided me with a sample of this great product to review. I have a 9 year old son who was perfect to test out this product for me.

The Eye Clops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles are powered by REAL night vision technology and you can see up to 50 feet in complete darkness. There are two different modes so that you can see things up close and far away. The great thing is that you can see things without them seeing you.

My son and I decided to go outside at night and see what we could find. It was neat to see bugs, animals, and movement far away that we couldn’t see in the dark. This is not just a toy for kids. I can tell you that I was excited trying these out also. What a great toy and it is exciting to. The goggles are adjustable so that they can fit children and adults.
My son says he loves them! He asks me several times a week if he can go outside and use his goggles. He has told his friends about them and they all love the product.

These Night Vision Goggles are on the Walmart top 12 toys of Christmas list. You have to check them out. They have been kid tested and approved at my house! You can get this at Walmart now for $68.88. I know it is going to be a hot toy this year so don’t miss you!

Monday, October 27, 2008

15 Days of Marketing With JessicaKnows

I met Jessica of JessicaKnows on my trip to Walmart headquarters in Bentonville. What a smart and fun woman. She has a lot of great things to share.

Check out here site and register for the 15 Days of Marketing with Jessica Knows. It starts on November 1st so get over and register now! Check out what she has to offer. I know I am!

15 Days of Marketing with Jessica Knows

Sunday, October 26, 2008

CVS $5 Challenge

Transaction #1

Buy Crest Toothbrush Spinner $4.99
USE $2/1 Printable coupon
Earn $2 ECB's.
OOP $2.99

Transaction #2
Buy 5 Soy Joy Bars $5
Use $3 off 5 Printable Coupon
USE $2 ECB's
OOP...probably just some tax.
Earn $4 in ECB's

Roll your $4 in ECB's over to next week or purchase something else in the store!

CVS Trip Week of October 26th

This week I did pretty good at CVS. Thanks to all of you out there who give CVS tips. They are great.

Here is what I bought this week.

2/$3 Snickers
USED $1/off 2 bags coupon (Printed this online but not avaliable as of posting time)
2 Bags for $2

$4/4 SojJoy Bars
USED $3 off 5
Got $4 in ECB's and had to buy 5 to use the coupon
Earned $2

$4.99 Crest Spinner Toothbrush
USED $2 off coupon
Got $2 in ECB's
$0.99 After ECB's

$9.99 Nova Max Kit
Got $9.99 in ECB's
FREE after ECB's (I am donating this to a local homeless shelter.)

4 Fuze Drinks
4@ $1.59 each.
I had a buy one get one free coupon and Buy 2 get $1 ECB's.
4 @ $3.18 after coupon and $1.18 after $2 ECB's.

I also got a $0.99 8 count pack of Advil PM for free using a $2 off coupon. (I was only given $0.99 off at the register.)

I used my $19.22 ECB's from last week and today I had to pay $1.28 OOP. I have $17.99 ECB's to use for next week. Come back next week to see how I use them and what you can get with your ECB's.

Freebies Week of October 26th

Here are some FREE items that I have found so far this week.

Keep checking back as I will add more as I find them.


A base was stolen in the World Series. Get your FREE TACO tomorrow from TACO BELL!!!

Get a FREE sample of Sweetstacks pancake mix.

Get a FREE ADT Child Safety Kit.

Make sure you check out the Walmart site for their new samples also. This week there is Stayfree, Garnier, and Always Infinity.

Diaper Coupon Giveaway week of October 26th

I have some more great diaper coupons that I know someone could use.

$1.00 off Huggies Supreme Jumbo or Larger
$1.00 off any Huggies diapers
$1.50 off any Pull-Ups Training Pants

Leave a comment here if you are interested in winning this giveaway. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you. This is open to US addresses and this giveaway will end on Saturday, November 1st.

Good Luck

Giveaway Week of October 26th

This week I have a great giveaway for a $5 gift card to McDonald's.

There are a couple of ways you can enter to win.

One is to leave a comment here and tell me that you are interested. You will get one entry for this.

Another way to enter is to leave a post on your blog telling all your readers to sign up for this giveaway. Leave another post telling that you have done this and share the link to your site. I will give you two more entries to win this gift card.

The giveaway ends on Saturday, November 1st. Please leave a way for me to contact you and only open to US addresses.

Good Luck!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Walgreens $5 off a $20 Purchase Coupon

On my trip to Walgreens this week I am trying to find a good way to take advantage of the $5 off a $20 purchase while getting things that we actually need to get or just some great buys.

Check out what I have come up with this week.

Buy Alka-Seltzer Plus $4.99
Buy 2 Scotch Tape 3 Pack $1.99 each
Buy Theraflu Warming Relief $4.99
Buy 2 Triaminic $4.99 each
Buy 16 Halloween Pencils $2
Buy Russell Stover Candy $0.39

In store coupon for Scotch Tape $1.99 each
$2 off coupon for Theraflu (10/19/08 local paper)
$2.99 off mail in rebate for Theraflu (10/19/08 local paper)
$2/1 Triaminic (Print two coupons)
In store coupon for pencils 8/$1 16/$2
In store coupon for Russell Stover Candy $0.39

Total $20.33
Use your $5 off a $20 purchase
OOP $15.33
Register Rewards Earned $12.99
Easy Saver Rebates Earned $2
Mail in Rebates $2.99
Total Earned $17.98
That is a profit of $2.65

I also have my Register Rewards from last week to roll over so I will not have to pay anything out of pocket this week!

The mail in rebate for the Theraflu will only be for $2.99. They minus out the coupon total. So this is FREE after the mail in rebate.

I love this transaction because I am getting tape for holiday gifts and getting some Halloween gifts purchased for my son’s class.

There are a lot of other great purchases this week. Check out Deal Seeking Mom site for some of the other combinations that you can use.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Get your FREE sample of GoodNites Sleep Pants for Boys and Girls.

Get your FREE sample of Aquafresh Extreme Clean

Get your FREE sample of Pantene Expressions. You will be surprised when you sign up and you will get a FREE Tide sample also.

Don't forget about the other free items listed this week.

Remember to get your Free sample from Dove, Cascade, and K'nex. Check my blog out for all of the links to those free samples.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Free Seasame Street Building Sample Set from K'nex

The first 12,000 people to respond to this promotion will get a FREE Seasame Street Building Set Sample from K'nex.

Use Promo code kks0708.

Nokia Smartphone Giveaway

Want a chance to win a special treat for yourself?

I entered to win. Why don't you?

Check out the Babies Gotta Have It site and enter to win the Nokia Smartphone Giveaway.

Enter now before it is to late!

Check out all the other great giveaways on the Deal Seeking Mom site.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Some Great Online Coupons Week of October 19-25

Every week I have decided to post about great online coupons and offers that I find. Here is a list of the great coupons that you can print online or send for now!

Make sure to get your free sample from Dove and Cascade!

Cascade Coupons

$1 off any one Cascade ActionPacs or Base Gel

$0.50 off any one Cascade Complete All-In-1 ActionPacs

FREE 8.45 oz. Cascade Crystal Clear Rinse Agent

This is a booklet that will be mailed to you in 6-9 weeks with not only these coupons but a total of $27 worth of coupons! There is a listing for Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Home Made Simple, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer.
Click on one of the coupons and fill out the information to receive your booklet.

Arm & Hammer has 8 coupons on their site to print Click got coupons and you can get the following coupons

$1 off Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent or 100 count fabric softener sheets

$1 off 2 2lb or 4lb Baking Soda or Refrigerator Air Filter

$1 off any Arm & Hammer Toothpaste

$1 off any Arm & Hammer Carpet & Fabric Odor Eliminator

$1 off any Arm & Hammer Cat Clumping Cat Litter

$1 off any Arm & Hammer Essentials Cleaners Starter Kits

$0.75 off any Arm & Hammer Daily Shower Cleaner

$0.75 off any Arm & Hammer Scrub Free Bathroom Cleaner

Check out the Dove website for a FREE sample and coupons

Try Dove Hair Care products Get a FREE sample.

Save $1.50 on Dove Oil Body Wash

Save $3.50 on the New Dove Skinvitalizer with a 14-count refill

Save $2.00 on your next purchase of Dove Clinical Protection product .

Save $1 on Any Tylenol Product

If you know any stores where you can get some great deals using these coupons post for all of us to know where to shop. If you know any other great online coupons please post so that we can all share those also!


Great Way to Support Your Charity by Searching the Internet

Have you heard of Good Search?

You can now give to the charity of your choice just by searching the internet. Good Search is powered by Yahoo! Every time you do a search on the internet it will give a penny to the charity that you have selected. You get the same great results if you were using Yahoo!

I personally have selected the money to go to my son’s elementary school. Is your child’s school not listed? Work with the school to try and spread the word. Get them signed up to start raising money for the school. So far this year my son’s school has raised $19. I know it may not seem like a lot but it is something that we have just started. If there were 1,000 parents who searched 2 times per day the school could raise $7,300 per year!

Go to the Good Search Website and select the charity of your choice and start searching now. Then spread the word to others on your blogs and let them know to start using Good Search also.

Share on my blog what charities you have start searching the internet for. I would love to hear about what charities others are supporting.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My Survey

Check out the MySurvey website to earn some extra money for the holidays. I have been a member for the last 1 1/2 years and have earned $250 just from doing surveys online and through the mail. It has been a nice extra source of money.

I also do surveys for Opinion Place and get American Airlines Miles. You have a choice of what reward you would like. I have done this for a couple of years and have earned several 1000 miles. Check it out.

I personally do survey's for Global Test Market, My Survey, American Consumer Opinion Place, and Opinion Place. I have found that Global Test Market is the biggest payout so far.

Check out Deal Seeking Mom for other great survey opportunities. Others have posted about their experiences with online surveys and there are a ton of other places mentioned.

Have you heard of this??

IToys ME2 Online/Exercise Gaming System

I have never heard of this new gaming system but thanks to Deal Seeking Mom I learned about it today. Check out her blog for more information about this toy and also check it out on the Walmart website for more information.

What to hear even better news? Deal Seeking Mom is giving away not one but TWO of these on her blog. You have to check it out. Deal Seeking Mom has become one of my favorite sites to visit. You have to enter to try and win one of these great toys.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Diaper and Wipes Coupon Giveaway

I have 2 coupons to giveaway.

$1.50 off any ONE Pampers Diapers or Pants, Jumbo Pack or Larger exp. 11/30/08

$0.50 off any one Pampers Wipes 40ct or larger

Post a comment and let me know if you are interested and I will randomly select the winner.

I will select a winner on Saturday October 25th. Check out the Deal Seeking Mom Site for other great giveaways.