Archive for March 2010

Free Royal Gelatin (and other deals) this week at Walgreens

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ok- If you are new to couponing it is a GREAT week to start at Walgreens- there's a ton of Freebies this week! Here's what I did:

Dulcolax: $10- earn 10 RR (I don't need it but it was a money maker!)
15 pack zephyrhills- $1.99 with ad q
-Free water up to $2 wyb Dulcolax Insert Q (from last week I think)
-$3 Dulcolax coupon on the bottle

= $7 plus tax oop
Earn 10 RR

Dove shampoo- $4 ear 4 RR
Simply Saline sinus wash- $7 earn 7 RR
Dentek floss- $2 earn 2 RR
Royal Gelatin x 5 = $1 (with ad q)
Haagen Daas Ice Cream (on clearance for $1.19)
-$ 10 RR
-$ 1 Royal Blinkie found at Publix
-$ 2 Dove IP
=$ 3.19 00p

Earn $4, $7, and $2 RR and a surprise $1 RR for the Haagen Daas!


Dove $4
Royal x 5 -$1
Paper- $1
Paper plates- x2 @.89 = 1.78
Dentek -$2
Betty Crocker mix- x 2 $2
Gade Relaxing moments spray- $2.50
= $14.78
- $2 Dove q
- $1 Royal Q
- $1 Glade Q
= $9.28
- 7 and 2 RR
= .28

Earn 4 and 2 RR

I'm going to hit another store this week and see if I can't do the whole scenario over again, but with nothing out of pocket except tax!

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Starting my garden for spring

While I was out couponing yesterday I stopped at Kmart to check out their herb plants. I didn't have any luck at Walmart last week, but I did quite well here. The plants looked a lot healthier and a couple were already bearing fruit! I got a couple of basil plants, some German thyme, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, and jalapenos and oregano. They were priced at $3.27 each, which is also 70 cents cheaper then they were at Walmart.

While I was there, I also picked up a mini green house for under 3 dollars. The Burpee seeds were also half price, so I got a pack of cilantro and a pack of Bibb lettuce for under a dollar each.

The green house came with individual soil pods. I added some warm water to rehydrate the pods and sowed the seeds.

As I was leaving I spotted this Salsa Garden, which I couldn't pass up. It came with a galvanized pot, soil, and seeds to grow cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapenos. To be honest, I definitely could have assembled this for a lot less than the price I paid ($9.99), but it gave me a good idea for a cute housewarming gift!

Everything is now resting comfortably on my sunny windowsill. Hopefully everything grows so I can enjoy them through out the summer (and save money by not having to buy them!).

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Pumpkin Cornbread

Sunday, March 28, 2010

When we ate at the Pirates House in Savannah, Ryan and I sampled some pumpkin cornbread that Ryan absolutely loved, so I decided to take a crack at it. Here's the recipe I used from (modified slightly):


* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 eggs, well beaten
* 1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
* 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
* 1/4 cup canola oil
* 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
* 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
2. In a large bowl, stir flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and make a well in the center. In a small bowl, stir together the eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil.
3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture. Stir just until blended; do not over mix. Fold in pecans. Divide the batter evenly among prepared muffin tin cups.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

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Publix 3/28

I got some really good deals at Publix today. Here's a highlight of some of the best stuff I got:


Buitoni Pasta x 2 @ $2.19 - $1/1 IP = .19 for two

Sorrento Mozzarella Cheese, BOGO - 2 x$1/1 Blinkie = $2.69 for two

Fresh Express Salad Blends, BOGO (save up to $3.99) -$1.50/2 q = $2.49 for two

Cheerios x 2 (save up to $3.99)- 2 x $1/1 IP= $1.99 for two

Hellmann’s Mayo (save up to $4.79)- 2 x$1/1 - printable – Publix & 1 x $1/2 printable = $1.79 for two

Classico Pasta Sauce, BOGO (save up to $2.49- $1/2 printable = $1.49 for two, plu a $1.50 off beef wyb 2 Classico

International Delight Coffee Creamer, 2/$3.00- $1/2 q = 2 for $2

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 5/$5.00 (got 3)

Curly’s Chicken, Beef, or Pork With BBQ Sauce - 2 x $1/1 Blinkie = $3.69 for two

Kraft Shredded Cheese, 6 @ 3/$5.00 - $2/2 blinkie x 3 = $4 for 6 bags of cheese

Sister Schubert’s Dinner Rolls, 2/$5.00- .55 home-mailer q = $1.95

Sara Lee Desserts, 50% off ( was $1.50, used $1.75 off strawberries wyb Sara Lee Q- got strawberries for .25)

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I Just Won 13 Swag Bucks on

I Just Won 13 Swag Bucks on

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Free Special K Trial Pack

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Go HERE to request a FREE Special K Trial Pack! It will include a Protein Meal bar (flavor is chosen at random), and 2 coupons for $1 off Special K Protein Meal Bars and $1 off Special K Protein Shakes.

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Volcanic mud mask

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My skin looks and feels amazing right now, all thanks to my very sweet friend Ari She came to visit this weekend and brought me two gifts- a volcanic mud mask and a homemade facial toner. I finally had a chance to try the mask tonight and I am stunned! My skin looks so even and feels so refreshed!All you do is mix the powder with equal parts water and apply to your face. Ari mentioned that it might tingle somewhat when I applied it, but I didn't notice that. After about 20 minutes the mask was dry and ready to come off. Just rinse with warm water and done!

Twinkle is such a girlie girl. She stuck her paw in the jar right when I had my hands covered in the mask and couldn't stop her! It was very cute, but she didn't care for the paw washing she got after I rinsed my hands off.

Thanks again Ari!! I love the mask. :)

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Moes thank you Thursdays!

Every Thursday at Moe's is Thank You Thursday!!!!!


While you're thinking of it, please vote for me in the Moe's Dead Ringer Contest! Click here and search for "Tina", then give me a thumbs up if you like my pic! :)

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$1 Coupon for Planters nut products

Become a fan of Mr. Peanut on Facebook by clicking here, then go to the NCAA Sweeps tab and you'll be able to print a coupon for $1 off any two Planters products. Hurry- these went in a matter of hours a few days ago!

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I Just Won 10 Swag Bucks on

I Just Won 10 Swag Bucks on

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$2 Monopoly Board Game at Target this week

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Monopoly is on sale at Target this week for $7 sale and you can find a $5/1 coupon here. That makes it just $2!

There was also a $5 coupon in today's paper.

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Free Pastry day at Starbucks

Tuesday, March 23 from 5-10:30 am you can get a free pastry at Starbucks. Click here to get the coupon.

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50,000 boxes of free Cheerio's (Plus 4 $1 Coupons)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cheerios Begin With Your Heart - Get Your $1 Coupon Now and let Cheerios® help you tackle your cholesterol*

Click here for your coupons and chance at a free box. The Cheerios are on sale this week at Publix making each box $.99.

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Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ryan and I just got back from an amazing weekend in Savannah to celebrate St. Pattys, which I'll write about soon. I wanted to make a quick dinner with things that we have on hand, so I found this recipe on the Muir Glen website, since I have so many cans of their wonderful organic fire roasted tomatoes.

1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen® organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (14 oz) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, cilantro leaves or Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup whipping cream

Preparation Directions
1. In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until onion is crisp-tender.

2. Stir in tomatoes, broth, 1 tablespoon of the basil, the sugar and pepper flakes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; pour mixture into large heatproof bowl; cool slightly, about 15 minutes.

3. In blender, place half of the mixture. Cover; blend until pureed. Return to saucepan. Repeat with remaining mixture. Heat over medium heat until hot. Remove from heat. Stir in cream and remaining 1 tablespoon basil.

This was SO GOOD! I served it with a green salad and breadsticks.

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Free dunkin donuts coffee

Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin' keeps me blogging. Try Dunkin' Donuts Coffee For Free. Get a Sample

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Fun fun fun! Little (blank) dress party at Vintage Ultra Lounge

Thursday, March 4, 2010

If you're in the Tampa / St. Pete Area, Vintage Ultra Lounge is promoting a new kind of party- the Little (blank) dress! They'll announce a different color each Thursday, and if you're wearing that color you drink free all night! I need to take a Friday off so I can go!

Tonight's color is Blue, if you're thinking of heading out.

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FREE Yoplait Greek Yogurt at Publix starting 3/7!!

There's a publix coupon here for a free cup of Yoplait Greek Yogurt. It's a PDF so you can print multiple copies- just be sure to follow the wording on the coupon!

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CVS Scenarios for the 3/7 Ad

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Here's a sneak peek at the deals in the CVS ad coming out this weekend:

4 ECB WYB Oral B cross Action toothbrush $4 FREE limit 2
$1/1 02/07 P&G
$1/1 02/21 P&G

2.99 ECB WYB Nivea Lip Care 2.99 limit 1 FREE
bogo nivea lip care 2/7 RP
.50/1 home mailers
.50/1 found at some cosmetics counters at walgreens

1 ECB WYB Tide 2x Ultra, Total Care Liquid 20-32 loads or powder 31 - 40 loads 5.97
.35/1 2/7/ P&G
$1/1 home mailers

1 ECB WYB Downy or Bounce Liquid 48-60 loads or sheets 120 ct 5.97
$1/1 home mailers bounce
$1/1 home mailers downy
$1/1 downy liguid 2/7 p&G
.50/1 downy sheets 2/7/ p&G
.25 downy liguid or sheets 2/21 P&G

1 ECB WYB Cascade Gel or powder 2/5.97
$1/1 Cascade Pure Essentials Actionpacs or Gel booklet
$1/1 Cascade ActionPacs or Gel booklet home mailer

1 ECB WYB Bounty Basic 6 big rolls 5.97
$1/1 save a lot coupon booklet manufacturer coupons home mailer
.25/1 2/7 p&G

1 ECB WYB Charmin basic 12 ct Ultra Strong or Ultar Soft 9 ct bathroom tissue 5.97
$1/1 save a lot home mailer manufacturer coupons
.25/1 2/7 P&G

1 ECB WYB Duracell AAA, AA 10 pk, C, D 4 pk or 9 volt 2 pk 5.97 limit 2
$1/1 Duracell Copper Top, 6-pack or larger 2/7 P&G

1 ECB WYB Clairol Nice N' Easy Hair Color, root touch up Gray Solution 4.97 limit 2

2 ECB WYB Pantene or Gillette Hair Care Shampoo, conditioner 12.2 -22 oz or
styler 6.5-11.5 oz 2/6.97 limit 2
$2/2 Pantene products 2/7 P&G
$1/1 Pantene Styler, Treatment or Hairspray 2/7 p&G
$1/2 Pantene products 2/21 P&G

2 ECB WYB Pepsi 8 pk, 12 oz cans selected varieties. Plus deposit where required. 5/$10

5 ECB WYB Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops Cereal 8.7 oz- 15 oz, Pop tarts or
Rice Krispies treats 8 ct. 4/$10
$1/1 Peelie

1 ECB WYB True North or Stacy's 2/$5
$1/1 RIB CVS magazine coupon-manufacturer

4 ECB WYB Vaseline Sheer Infusion 2/$12

5 ECB WYB Anthelios SX Daily moisturizing cream with sunscreen 3.4 oz

1 ECB WYB Secret, Old Spice or Gillette Secret Flawless, Scent Expressions, Fresh Effect 2.6 - 2.7 oz, Old Spice Ever Clear 2.6 oz or Gillette 2.6 -4 oz 3.99 limit 2
.50/1 Secret Flawless, any 1/17 P&G
$4/2 gillette bodywash or deoderant 2/7 P&G
.50/1 secret save a lot home mailer manufacturer coupon booklet
.50/1 old spice save a lot home mailer manufacturer coupon booklet
$1/1 gillette deoderant or bodywash 2/21 p&G
buy a gillette deoderant get a gillette bodywash free 2/7/ P&G

5 ECB WYB Axe Shampoo, conditioner 12 oz styler 2.64 oz body spray, 4 oz shower gel 12 oz or Detailer 3/$15

2 ECB WYB Head & Shoulders or Pantene Expressiosn, Restoratives shampoo, conditioner 8.5-13.5 oz, mask 7.6 oz, balm 3.5 oz or Head & Shoulders 13.5 - 14.2 oz 4.99

10 ECB WYB Crest Whitestrips 3 D White Vivid 10 ct, 3D White Professional Effects 20 ct or Advanced Seal 14 CT

1 ECB WYB Listerine original, FreshBurst, Cool Mint, Citrus, Advanced 1.5 liter or Whitening rince 32 oz 5.99

4 ECB WYB Gillette Fusion, Venus Embrace or Breeze 8.99
$4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor 02/07/10 P&G

3 ECB WYB Pampers Cruisers Diapers Big Box 22.99

5 ECB WYB Clearblue Pregnancy test 2 ct 12.99

5 ECB WYB Align Probiotic digestive care 28 ct 28.99 limit 3

5 ECB WYB Dulcolax Balnace 17.9 oz laxative tablets, stool softener 100 ct or suppositories 16 ct 19.99

2 ECB WYB Gas X or Benefiber Gas X 48-50 ct Benefiber chewables 100 ct powder 58-62 doses or stick packs 28 ct 9.99 limit 5

5 ECB WYB Prilosec OTC 42 ct 24.99 limit 3

3 ECB WYB Bausch & Lomb Renu Multiplus solution twin pk 24 ox total or Alaway eye itch relief .34 oz 12.99 limit 2

I currently have 4 ECB so here's my plan:

Transaction #1:
4 ECB WYB Oral B cross Action toothbrush $4 FREE limit 2
2.99 ECB WYB Nivea Lip Care 2.99 limit 1 FREE
-$1/1 Oral B 02/07 P&G
- 4ECB
= $1.99 oop
Earn 4 and 3 ECB

Transaction #2
4 ECB WYB Oral B cross Action toothbrush $4 FREE limit 2
4 ECB WYB Gillette Fusion, Venus Embrace or Breeze 8.99
-7 ECB
$4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor 02/07/10 P&G
$1/1 02/21 P&G
= $1 oop
Earn 8 ECB for next week

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FREE Purex Detergent at Walgreens until 3/6

Walgreens has Purex buy 1 get 1 free on megasavers for the month of March. Use the bogofree coupon from 2/21/10 Redplum and get 2 bottles of Purex detergent for free, just pay for the tax.

the coupon expires 3/6/10.

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Free Vitamin Water!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Become a fan of Vitamin Water on Facebook and you’ll see a tab for “Connect Coupon”. Be one of the first 100,000 to register and they’ll mail you a coupon for a free bottle. Here’s the link to their fan page:!/vitaminwater

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