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.

CVS Challenge

This is my first week as a CVS shopper. The only time I have been in CVS before was when that was the only place I could find to use the restroom. So it was a big surprise to me that there were so many great money saving deals there. So here is my first week for shopping. I had no ECB's to use from previous weeks and only wanted to do one trasaction so I will use my ECB's I earned this week on my next trip. I know for sure there will be many more.

Here is what I purchased.

1- GUM valuepack of Toothbrushs $3.99
2- Brach Candies $ 2.58
3- 24 count Excedrin $5.97
1- Poweraid $1.69
1- Just for Men Hair Color $7.99
1- Pumpkin Pail $0.99
2- Funlight Glow $1.98
2- Colgate Total Whitening $2.69

3- $2 off Excedrin Total $6
1- $2 off Just for Men
2- $1.50 off Toothpaste Total $3

Total Coupons $11
(The store told me it was OK to use two $1.50 off coupons on the Colgate Total even though it was buy one get one free, so that was a bonus)

My total after tax was $18.41

I received $19.22 in ECB's that is a profit of $0.81.
There are two mail in rebates this week $8 for the Just for Men and $2 for the Excedrin. That is another $10. So I have a $10.81 profit this week just for shopping!

(The reason I only bought one pumpkin is because they hardly had any left and I really only needed one and didn't want another family that really needed them to go without but the limit was 2. I could only buy 1 toothbrush, even though you could get 5 packs, because there were no toothbrushes left! Good deal!)

Friday, October 17, 2008

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month I am seeing and reading about everything that we need to be doing as women to get screened and lower our risks for this cancer. I hope you know what you need to do and if not check out the Susan G. Komen website on early detection and screening. Reading all of this made me call my doctor today as my last checkup was in January of 2007. I had meant to make an appointment earlier this year but with everything going on it seems that time slips away from us. We get so busy with the kids, work, and life that we forget to make sure we are taking care of ourselves. I encourage everyone if they haven’t made their annual checkups to do that now! Don’t wait one more day because you are too busy or don’t think it can happen to you. Those people who we work so hard to take care of everyday, our kids and family, need us here as long as possible. So make your appointment today!

If you don't know the story behind Susan check it out. It is a great cause.

There are many ways that you can give and support the fight against breast cancer. Check out some of the events in your local community and see what you can do. I know my sister is doing a Race for the Cure event in her local area with her employees from work. Her personal goal is to raise $100 for the fight against breast cancer and to help fight for a cure.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Energy Saving Challenge

I have been asking myself what I can do to help lower costs around my house. I have decided to tackle my electric bill first. Right now my average bill per month has been $188. Here is a list of my monthly electric bills over the last year and a half.

July 2007 172.46
Aug 2007 169.19
Sept 2007 176.48
Oct 2007 155.03
Nov 2007 107.46
Dec 2007 170.41
Jan 2008 281.54
Feb 2008 257.51
Mar 2008 268.59
Apr 2008 221.97
May 2008 135.46
June 2008 97.38
July 2008 129.89
Aug 2008 160.12
Sept 2008 140.68
Oct 2008 ??

I haven’t received my October 2008 bill as of yet but from now forward I have a goal to reduce my electric bill compared to the same month last year and hopefully in turn save money over the next. Since the weather can change month to month here in Wisconsin I am not only going to look at month to month savings but will look at the year as a whole. From July 2007 to June 2008 I have spent $2213.48 on my electricity bill. So far for July 2008-Sept 2008 I have spent $430.69. This is already a reduction of $87.44 from the same time last year and I haven’t even done anything to reduce my energy use.

TURN THINGS OFF THAT YOU AREN’T USING. So I decided to figure out some easy things that I can do to reduce my energy usage around the house. One thing that we do at home is we always leave the computer on. It is turned on 24 hours per day and probably has been for the last two years. I know this is bad. So starting today I have decided that since we are hardly home and use the computer maybe 1 hour a day, if even, there is no reason to leave it turned on all the time. The same thing goes for my printer and all electronic items in my office. I barely use these items and yet I leave them powered on and ready to go at a moments notice. That is because if I want to use them I don’t want to have to wait but I am thinking that this could be a big savings each year by just turning these off.

COMBINE LOADS OF LAUNDRY AND SAVE $$. My next idea is to reduce 3 loads of laundry into one. I have two children and we all do our own laundry. I have even taught my 9 year old son how to do his own laundry and how to sort out his whites. My daughter, well sometimes she still just throws her whites in with the rest of her stuff, but for the most part we do 3 small loads of whites per week and that would total around 156 loads of whites a year and around 13 loads per month. I do want my kids to do their own laundry but I have decided to make a basket for whites. This basket will be where all of us can put our whites and when the basket gets full we will wash them all together. I am hoping to reduce this from 3 loads per week to 1. This will mean we will now only do 52 loads of whites a year cutting back 104 loads of laundry and only doing around 4 loads of whites per month. I know that I will see a reduction in my energy usage from this and a reduction in my detergent and dryer sheet use.

SAVE ON DRYER SHEETS. CUT THEM IN ½. I know I can’t reduce my energy usage from this next tip but it is something that I am implementing today and I learned this tip from the elevenmoms of Walmart when we met in Bentonville. They were telling me a trick about cutting their dryer sheets in half and only using half of them. I was thinking to myself wow and couldn’t believe that I was always using TWO dryer sheets per load. I had never heard of this. So if I am doing around 10 loads of laundry a week around my house we are doing around 520 loads of laundry a year. Since I have been using 2 dryer sheets per load, and taught my children to do that, we have been using around 1040 dryer sheets per year. I know how embarrassing that I have been doing this. I am now going to cut my dryer sheets in half. They are big enough to probably cut them in 3’s but we will start with cutting them in half. This means that I will go from using around 1040 sheets per year to around 260 sheets per year! I am going to go from buying around 13 boxes of 80 sheets to 3-4 boxes of 80 sheets per year. I usually pay around $3-4 per box so this is a savings of close to $40 a year!

So these are two things that I am going to try this month to reduce my energy usage at home and hopefully lower my bill. If you are doing the same things that I am doing why don’t you take the challenge also? I would love to hear what you have saved!

Can anyone give some more easy tricks to save money at home that require little effort? I am really not even going to have to try and do these things and they require little effort on my part.

I will be excited to share next month when I get my bill and how much I have saved!

GOAL $500


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Free Sample of Murad Resurgence 3 Step Regimen

Check out the Murad website to get your free 3 step sample of Murad Resurgence. The website gives you some information on the product and it is supposed to help restore that youthful glow. I am excited to try it out. Let me know how it works for you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Free Samples From Naturally Savvy

Check out the Naturally Savvy website to try some free samples of Dr. Ken's All-Natural Mouthwash and Nature's Path Organic Cereal. On the top right hand side it will say win a gift basket and below that it will say responding to a savvy stuff promotion? Click there and enter promo code OMAG4. They are offering free samples of the mouthwash and cereal while supplies last. Check it out! There are also a lot of great articles about natural living on there. If you visit the Nature's Path website you can also see some of the great things that they are doing in regards to sustainability. Enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Get Your Free Box of Rice

Get your free box of rice from Uncle Ben's. Go to Uncle Ben's website and scroll down to the bottom. On the lower right enter in the promo code RICE and get your buy one get one free coupon for a box of rice.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


While on my trip to Wal-Mart in Bentonville with the #11moms I discovered Redbox. I am a person who frequently rents movies. I might not watch that many in a month so a monthly subscription might not be the best thing for me. I do have one now but I just don't feel that I am getting value out of it anymore. On my trip to Wal-Mart's headquarters I discovered Redbox. I was so excited and had never seen anything like this before. All I did was go to the Redbox website and find a location nearest me and now I can start getting $1 rentals. Click here to check it out.