Archive for January 2011

Free bottle of coffee mate creamer this friday, 2/4

Monday, January 31, 2011

Coffee-mate’s Free Flavor Friday promotion begins on February 4, 2011.

On this day, Coffee-mate is giving away 100,000 free bottles of Coffee-mate in the form of coupons on their Facebook page:

I won't have any internet access to remind you (I'll be on a cruise) so mark your calendars now!

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Free Stride 2.0 Gum!

Become a fan of Stride Gum on Facebook, and you can request a FREE package of new Stride 2.0 Gum!

Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom!

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Wow! Lots of new followers! :)

I'm so excited to see all of the new faces that came through this weekend! Welcome!! Thanks to everyone who suggested my page to friends and family!

As always, if you have any questions or need help getting started please ask! I'm always happy to help.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Here's my Walgreens plan for the week. I have 0 RR.

Neuragen PN Pain Relief Topical Solution – $14.99

RR: $10 wyb 1
Use $10 from 12/5 RP (exp 1/31!) or $10/1 from the Walgreens Diabetes and You Winter edition (found near the pharmacy; exp 3/31)
Pay $4.99 and get a $10 RR
Total: $5.01 money maker!

Butterfinger Snackerz, 1.28oz 2/$1.59
(2) -$1/2 Butterfinger Snackers PRINT
(1) -In ad Coupon (Takes Off $.81)


Get $3 RR WYB Natrol Melatonin 100 ct. $3
-$2/1 Natrol Product, Any – 10-10-10 RP x4/30

Butterfinger Snackerz, 1.28oz 2/$1.59
(2) -$1/2 Butterfinger Snackers PRINT
(1) -In ad Coupon (Takes Off $.81)

Get $6 RR WYB Arnicare Pain Relief Gel $5.99
-$2/1 Arnicare Gel 2.6 or Cream 2.5oz PRINT

Get $3 RR WYB IcyHot No-Mess Vapor Gel 2 oz. $3.99
-$1/1 Icy Hot on any – 01-30-11 SS x4/31
-$1/1 Icy Hot, (And Others, Exc.1-ct. Back Patch) – 01-02-11 SS x3/31

Get $1 RR WYB Scotchbrite sponges 2 pk $1.99

= $14.57 (before coupons)
= $10.57 (after coupons)
- 10 RR
= $.57

Earn 2, 6, 3, and 1 RR

Get $8 RR WYB Blink Eye Drops .33 or .5 oz. $7.99
-$1/1 Blink Tears or GelTears Eye Drops, any – 01-02-11 SS x2/28

Advil 10ct Congestion Relief $4.99

– $2/1 Advil Congestion Relief product 01-30-11 RP x3/31

Advil Liquid Gels $4.99

-$1/1Advil, 40 ct. or larger - 01-30-11 RP

= $17.97 (before coupons)

= $8.97 after coupons

- 2 & 6 RR

= $.97 + tax

Earn $7.99 and 5 RR (have 3 an 1 still)


Get $4 RR WYB Gillette Venus or Fusion ProGlide Razor System $9.99
-$4/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or power razor- 12-26-10 PG x1/31
-$4/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual or power razor -01-30-11 PG x2/28
= $1.99 EACH

Filler ($.10 pencil)

- 5, 3, and 1 RR
= $1.09
Earn 4 RR

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FREE Candle and Bath & Body Works this weekend

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bath & Body works just released a HOT new printable coupon for a free 1.6 ounce Slatkin & Co. candle in your choice of Pink Sangria or Island Colada (don't those both sound AMAZING??) on their Facebook page! No purchase necessary! Valid this weekend only!

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$10 for $30 worth of shoes @!

How about shoes for 66 percent off? Here's how it works: is one of those daily deal websites similar to Groupon, and Friday, Jan. 28, their deal is with, the biggest shoe retailer on the Internet. All you do is sign up at and choose the Shoe Buy deal. Combine the original deal ($15 for $30 worth of shoes) with an extra coupon code at check out (Coupon code: TGIF for an additional $3 off). Plus, new Eversave members get $2 cash back on their next purchase, so it's like getting $30 worth of shoes for $10. This offer is valid for Friday, Jan. 28 only.

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FREE Glasses at Coastal Contacts!!

Coastal Contacts is giving away 10k pairs of FREE glasses starting right now! Go HERE to like them on Facebook and get your coupon code, then go to their website HERE to get your glasses (just pay $10-$15 shipping)!

This was featured on GMA this morning so they are experiencing high traffic at the moment- but this is defintely worth trying for!
Thanks to my dear friend Katie Koning!!!

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Want to know more about saving money?? Ask!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hi everyone! Is there anything you want to know about couponing / saving money? I want all of my followers to be saavy shoppers, so fire away!!

If you're enjoying my blog and thing others could benefit from it as well, please recommend me!

You can follow the blog on blogger HERE

Follow me on Facebook HERE

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

There is a coupon available for $3.99 off any One New York Style 9oz or Smaller Package. I tried to print it this morning but it was gone before I could get it posted. Hurry and print yours now- this should make these free or very cheap.

(Thanks to I Heart Publix!)

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$5 off a $5 Purchase at Petsmart!

PetSmart released a coupon for $5/$5 purchase for their Facebook fans. The coupon is good until January 30th. Hurry and print yours now!

It says the limit is 2, so this should make for $10 in free pet stuff!


The free stuff just keeps coming today! Free Pei Wei Korean BBQ

Monday, January 24, 2011

Come into ANY Pei Wei this Wednesday or Thursday (you can come both) and pick up an offer card for a FREE Order of our NEW Korean BBQ, that is redeemable Jan 31 - Feb. 6.

The offer is valid for dine-in or take-away, and ...each person that comes in will receive the offer card. No purchase necessary.

Korean BBQ officially launches on Monday, Jan. 31.

Our NEW Korean BBQ is:

Your choice of chicken, beef, shrimp, or vegetables/tofu tossed with crisp
carrots & scallions, and seared with a hint of spicy Korean pepper in a
smoky-sweet Kogi BBQ sauce. Topped with a tangy salad of green apples,
bean sprouts, red bell peppers, cucumbers, scallions, mizuna, & Korean
Vinaigrette, then garnished with toasted sesame seeds, it’s a whole new
angle on Korean BBQ that’s East of Usual.

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Send a free box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares to up to 10 of your friends (and maybe one to yourself)!

Click HERE to send up to 10 of your friends a link to get a free box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares!

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FREE Nice & Easy Hair Color Foam starting at 12p ET TODAY!

According to their facebook page, Clariol is giving away 1ook boxes of their new Nice 'n Easy Color Blend foam every day at 12p ET until January 27! Head over to thier page HERE, like them, and click on the "Free Foam" tab at noon to get yours!

These deals typically go fast so get over there now if you can! Good luck!!

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Viewpoints is offering an $11 gift card when you write 11 reviews

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Viewpoints is offering an $11 gift card when you write 11 reviews before January 31st. You will get your card in February.

Here’s how:

  • Sign up to review items on Viewpoints
  • Write 10 reviews by January 31st
  • Reviews must be at least 1 full paragraph long and at least 900 characters
  • Reviews must be about products in these categories: Home & Garden, Family & Pets, Health & Beauty, Kitchen (excluding grocery items), Computers and Electronics
Combined with the $20 Amazon living social deal, I'll have earned $21 in free Amazon giftcards this month!

Thanks to Couponing To Disney!

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CVS Scenario- week of 1/23/11

I have 8 ECB's to roll this week.

Transaction #1:

Crest Pro Health mouthwash x 2 (ad says limit one but people are reporting online that the limit was changed) @ $3.99 = $7.98

CVS Spice- $.88

= $8.86
- 8 ECB
= $.86 + tax OOP

Transaction #2:

Full Appetite control spray $14.99
- $7.98 ECB
= $7.01 OOP
Earn $14.99 ECB

Transaction #3

Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express white strips $38
- $10 Man Q
- $10 Walgreens (competitor) Q
- $14.99 ECB
= $3.01 + Tax OOP
Earn 10 ECB

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Free Sample Sunday

1. Sample Pack of 5 Taster's Choice Gourmet Coffee single-serve varieties HERE

2. Maggi Soup Sample HERE

3. Playtex Sport HERE

4. Ningxia Red Drink Sample HERE

Neru Therapy Foot & Leg Patch HERE

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What I'm stocking up on this week at Publix

From the Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer that started yesterday:

$.75/3 Rotel diced tomatoes 10 oz
-B3G1 Rotel All You Jan 2011 (exp 3/1/2011)
-$1/3 Ro-Tel
Get $1.75 off 3 cans and 1 can for FREE if you have all the coupons!

$1/1 Polly-O mozzarella chunk 8 to 16 oz. or Ricotta 32 oz. (excludes string cheese items)
$1/1 Polly O Product (zip 11211)
These coupons should make for a good deal!

Newman’s Own Salsa 16 oz, 2/$4
-$0.75/1 Newman’s Own Salsa (exp 2/2/2011)
$1/2 Newman’s Own Product (IE) Rolling Printable (FF)
As low as $1.25 per jar.

Gatorade Prime 4 oz or Recover 16.9 oz, 10/$10
-FREE Gatorade Perfom or G2 WYB Prime AND Recovery 1/9/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
-$1/1 Gatorade Prime 4 oz. or Recover 19.6 oz. Blinkie
If you have all the coupons, you should be able to get a Perform, a Prime, AND a Recovery for FREE!

Hormel Chili Master or Chili No Beans 15 oz, 2/$4
-$1.50/3 Hormel Products All You Feb 2011 (exp 4/18/2011)
$0.55/2 Hormel Chili (exp 2/10/2011)
-$0.50/1 Hormel Chili Walgreens IVC (exp 1/29/2011)
-$0.75/1 Hormel Chili Master Product (exp 2/10/2011)
As low as 75$ per can!

Hormel Chili with Beans 15 oz, 4/$5
-$1.50/3 Hormel Products All You Feb 2011 (exp 4/18/2011)
$0.55/2 Hormel Chili (exp 2/10/2011)
-$0.50/1 Hormel Chili Walgreens IVC (exp 1/29/2011)
As low as 25¢ per can!

LaCroix Sparkling Water 12 pk, 2/$7
-$1/1 LaCroix Sparkling Water Rolling
$1.25/1 LaCroix Sparkling Water Rolling
As low as $2.25 per 12 pk.

Rice Dream Original or Vanilla Half Gallon, 2/$5
-$1/1 Rice Dream Refrigerated Product 10/24/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Pay just $1.50 per half gallon!

Borden Singles 8 to 12 oz, 2/$4
-$1/1 Borden Cheese (exp 2/28/2011)
$1 per package after coupon.

Mezzetta Italian Giardiniera, Greek Peperoncini, Sweet Cherry Peppers, Jalepenos or Mild Pepper Rings 16 oz, 2/$3
-$0.50/1 Mezzetta or Napa Valley Bistro All You Feb 2011 (exp 6/30/2011)

McCormick Dry Chili, Mild Chili and Reduced Sodium Chili Seasoning Mix 1.25 oz, 3/$3
-$0.75/1 McCormick Spice or Herb 1/2/2011 RP Insert (exp 2/6/2011)
As low as 25¢ per item.

From the weekly ad:

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30 days of dining in- Day 16

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

16 days of not eating out...sounds simple enough, right? In all honesty, it's been great. There's a whole slew of great things about this project, but here's a few of my favorites:

1. I'm watching what I eat more. Am I on a "diet"? No. But I do have a very good idea of how many calories, etc. I'm eating every day because I'm preparing nearly all of my meals (with the exception of the occasional microwave meals I have for lunch). I feel better, and I can say that my clothes are definitely fitting a little looser than right after the holidays. Bonus!

2. I'm getting rid of the stuff in my pantry/freezer that's been sitting around for a while. Everybody has it- that bottle of sweet and sour chicken mix that you've bought 3 months ago with the best intentions, yet never got around to making. Well my friends, that is on my meal plan for this week. Being a couponer you tend to develop a stockpile of stuff that unfortunately sometimes goes to waste because you can't get around to using it before it goes bad. I am starting to scrounge a little bit, but that's really a good thing. After this project my pantry is getting a nice organization overhaul. Plus it's forcing me to be creative.

3. My bank account is thanking me - big time. I really didn't expect that after the first two weeks I'd have almost $500 more than I usually do. I had done the math and knew we were spending a ridiculous amount of money eating out, but I was still shocked when I balanced my checkbook. If we keep this up we can be completely debt free (aside from the mortgage and boat) in about 2 more months. Is that worth the time it takes for me to plan, shop, and cook each day? Absolutely.

I have to admit, we cheated just a teensy bit. I took a friend out to lunch at Panera last week for her birthday (cost was about $17) and we did have a few drinks/appetizers out with friends this past weekend (around $40). I feel a little guilty about it, but we are right back on track now. Maybe I'll just have to make it up next month. :)

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HOT Livingsocial Deal- $20 Amazon giftcard for $10!!

Click HERE to get a $20 Amazon giftcard for $10 at I just got mine! There's no tricks, gimmicks, or handling fees, just free money! :)

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New York & Comapny- $50 off purchases of $100 or more

Monday, January 17, 2011

$50 off purchases of $100 or more at New York & Company- valid in stores and on-line. Use promo code 6361. This place is great for work clothes- several of my friends shop there regularly and always find great stuff!

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My Walgreens Plan for the week of 1/16/11

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Again, never made it last week so starting with $0 RR.

Transaction #1:

Full Fast Appetite Control spray 2 oz. $10
= $10 + Tax OOP
Earn 10 RR

Transaction #2:

Thermare trial size neck, shoulder & wrist heat wrap $2.50
Joint Juice 20 oz. $10
Skintimate Shave Gel $1.99 (w/ in ad Q)
Deerfield farms cheese x 2 $3.00
= $17.49 + Tax
-$1/1 Thermacare printable here upon registering
-$1/1 Joint Juice here
- $1 Skintimate Q 1/16 SS
- 10 RR from transaction #1
= $4.49 + Tax oop
Earn $2.50 and 10 RR

Full Fast Appetite Control spray 2 oz. $10
Toms of Maine Deo $3.99
= $13.99 + Tax OOP
- 10 RR
- $2.50 RR
= $1.49 OOP
Earn 10 and 3 RR

Total OOP = $15.98 + tax
Earn 10 and 3 RR
Real total OOP = $2.98

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Free Sample Sunday

Happy Sunday! Here's the top 5 free samples I could find for you this week:

1. 2 free Quest Protein Bars- Click HERE

2. Become a citizen of the Mighty Dog nation HERE and get a kit that contains a "Mighty Dog Nation" Dog Tag, Founding Documents, Citizenship Papers, and "Top Secret Documents" for citizens' eyes only.

3. Free sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue lotion HERE

4. Free sample of Dove Conditioner HERE

5. Free sample of Cinnabon Flavor Cream of Wheat HERE

All of these samples are 100% Free, and were still available at the time this post was published. I reccomend creating a dummy email address to sign up for samples as your inbox will soon be full of newsletters and special offers from the companies.


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My CVS Plan for the week of 1/16/11

Friday, January 14, 2011

Here's a list of the ECB deals starting this Sunday at CVS. Get your coupons ready for FREE Blink Tears, Kashi, Orbit Gum and Crest Products next week!

Blink Tears (0.5 oz.) or Gel Tears (0.34 oz),$7.99
Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)

$1/1 Blink Tears or GelTears, exp. 2-28-11 (SS 01/02/11 #2)
$4 Blinkies attached to packet
As low as FREE after coupon and ECBs

Kashi Cereals, Bars or Crackers, $2.99
$3/1Kashi Product printable (Recyclebank Reward)
$3/1 Kashi GoLean Crisp! Cereal, exp. 3-31-11 (Vocalpoint)
$1/1 Kashi GoLean Crisp! Cereal, exp. 3-31-11 (Vocalpoint)
$1/2 Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal or TLC Cereal Bars (Whole Foods)
$1/2 Kashi Go Lean Cereal (Whole Foods)
As low as FREE after coupon

B1G1 Orbit Gum
B1G1 Orbit Tropical Remix printable or printable
$1/1 Orbit CVS CRT
Better than FREE after stacked coupons

Select Crest or Oral-B Products
Get $2 ECBs (Limit 2)
--Crest or Oral B Pro-Health, 3D White Vivid, w/Scope Outlast Toothpaste (4-4.2 oz.)
--Crest Pro Health Rinse (8.4 oz.)
--Oral-B Satin Floss (55 yds), $2.99

$1/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp 2-28-11 (P&G 1/16/11)
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
$1/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
$0.75/1 Oral-B Satin, Glide Floss or Picks, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
As low as FREE after coupon and ECBs

Select Tom’s of Maine Products, $3.99
Deodorant (2.25 oz.), Toothpaste (4-6 oz.), Mouthwash (16 oz.)

Get $3 ECBs (Limit 2)
$0.99 each after ECBs

Select Listerine Products, $3.99
Get $1 ECBs (Limit 2)
--Listerine Original, Cool Mint, Fresh Burst, Total Care, Zero Mouthwash (16.9 oz.)
--Listerine Pocketpaks (72 ct.)

$1/1 Select Listerine Mouthwashes, exp. 12-31-11 (SS 01/09/11 #2)
$1/1 Listerine Zero Mouthwash, exp. 12-31-11 (SS 01/09/11 #2)
$2/1 Select Listerine Mouthwash, exp. 4-30-11 (RP 10/10/10)
$1/1 Select Listerine Mouthwash, exp. 4-30-11 (RP 10/10/10)
$2/1 Listerine Zero Mouthwash, exp. 3-31-11 (RP 09/19/10)
$1/1 Select Listerine Mouthwash, exp. 3-31-11 (RP 09/19/10)
As low as $0.99 each after coupon and ECBs

Pepsi (12 pk, 12 oz cans), 6/$20
Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
$1.67 each after ECBs *
*This is a new event code so you can do the deal again even if you did it this week!

Thanks to!!!

Here's my plan. I have 10 ECB right now.

Transaction #1

Orbitz x 4 (not sure of price, but they're going to be free anyway.)

Kashi Cereal $2.99

Tom’s of Maine Products, $3.99 x 2 = $7.98

Crest 3D White Vivid $2.99 x 2 =$5.98

= $16.95 + price of gum + tax

- 2 x BOGO Orbitz IP

- $3 Kashi vocalpoint Q

- 2 x $1/1 Crest Q's

= $11.95

- 10 ECB

= $1.95 + tax

Earn 3, 3 and 2 ECB

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Can you eat out for free?? NO- but here's how to save some cash!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

This post has nothing to do with sushi. I just really like sushi. A lot.

If you've been following my posts you already know that hubby and I are doing 30 days of no dining out. We're on day...9? 10 maybe? I'd have to go check the date of my day 1 post to be sure. Anywho, all this not dining out got me it possible to dine out for free?

After several days of painstaking research, the answer is no- unless you're a celebrity or something. Until this blog blows up, and I mean to Brangelina proportions and people pay me to eat in their restaurants, somebody is footing the bill. Being the sweet person that I am, I compiled a little list of ways to take treat yourself to dinner without having to file Chapter 11.

Here's a list of some of my favorite chain restaurants and the discount clubs they offer:

Ruby Tuesday - So Connected Club: Sign up for their email club and they'll sporadically send you coupons for all sorts of stuff- a couple I've gotten are free handcrafted burger on your birthday,and a free garden bar with entree purchase (I know, it's $2- but hey, if we all saved $2 a day for a year we'd have $730...a year).

TGIFriday's Give Me More Stripes: These guys get all fancy- sign up and they'll send you a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert and...wait for it....a freaking jump the line pass! That's right, you heard me! You're rollin' straight VIP at Friday's!! In addition, you get a card that earns you $8 in free food for every $100 you spend, and maybe a lil something nice on your birthday. Baller.

Moes e World: WELCOME TO MOES...e World. Here you'll get something for signing up, a treat on your birthday, and a reminder about $5.55 burrito Mondays.

Chik-fil-A: Sign up heer to ressev speshul offerz, promoshuns, and nooz frum the cowz.

The Pita Pit PIT Card: Earn free food by earning points on the card. $1 spent = 1 point earned on the card. Here's an example of what you can get:

Standard Pita / Fork Style 90 Points
6” Pita / Kids Pita 70 Points
32 oz Fountain Drink 30 Points
Bag of Chips 15 Points
Fresh Baked Cookie 10 Points

So only $90 spent and you'll have earned yourself a FREE Pita! Deal of the century!! :)

Aside from chain restaurants, you can get awesome deals through, like $25 gift certificates for as low as $2 with the promo codes they release frequently. Typically, these are $25 on a $35 purchase, so you're really spending $12 for a $35 meal, but that's a significant savings! This website is legit and the gift certificates do work- I've used them. Just a word of caution- booze is typically excluded, so you can't go have a liquid lunch of 7 martinis for $12. I've tried.

Another way to get deals at restaurants is to "Like" them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter- a lot of companies are jumping on the viral marketing strategy, and doing promos/giveaways to attract attention. Go like 5 of your favorite places now!

And least, but not least, if you have already signed up for Groupon then just stop reading now because you already know the incredible deals that are delivered in your inbox every day. If you have not signed up for Groupon yet- do it now by clicking here! As a matter of fact, today's Tampa deal is $12 for $25 Worth of Seafood and More Friday-Sunday (or $30 Worth of Seafood and More Monday-Thursday) at Palm Pavilion in Clearwater Beach - you don't have to be Albert Einstein to see what a savings that is!

Enjoy all of your yummy savings!

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Printable coupon for free milk!

Get a special free milk with purchase coupon when you enter to win Got Milk's Pour One More sweepstakes! Coupon values may vary, so be sure to come back and tell us what you get.

(Thanks to

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Sneak Peek- Publix Ad starting 1/13 (with coupon match-ups)

Courtesy of


Del Monte can vegetables 11-15.25 oz save up to 1.29
$0.50/1 Home Mailer

Progresso soup 18-19 oz can save up to 2.29
$1/4 1/2/11 GM, 12/5/10 GM, 11/21/10 SS
$1/4 Progresso Soups, Any -
$1/4 Progresso Soups, Any Cans - (Manufactures Coupon)

Oscar mayer white turkey stack packs or turkey variety packs or ham and cheese loaf 16 oz save up to 3.99

Tyson chicken nuggets or breast tenders or patties, country fried steak, or steak fingers, breaded, fully cooked 20.5 to 29 oz save up to 6.59
$1.00/1 Kroger My Magazine

Hellmann’s mayo 30 oz save up to 4.93
$1/2 Home Mailer
$1/2 Hellmann's Or Best Foods Mayonnaise, Any (1) And Save $1.00 On Any (1) Deli Meat

Starkist chunk light tuna in water 4 pack save up to 3.95
$1/3 Home Mailer

Pompeian extra virgin olive oil 32 oz save up to 11.99
$1/1 Pompeian Olive Oil
$1/1 11-14-10 RP

Swiss miss hot cocoa asst varieties 8 or 10 ct box save up to 1.99
$1.00/2 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa, Any 10 ct + - ConAgra Foods - Enjoy More Moments Together
$0.50/1 All You January 2011

Lawry’s 30 minute marinade asst varieties 12 oz bottle save up to 2.95

Smuckers preserves or marmalade or spread, jelly, or jam selected varieties 12.75 to 18 oz jar (excluding apple,grape, low sugar grape, and red raspberry) save up to 3.19
$1/2 Smuckers jams, jellies or preserves (use zip code 90210)
$1/2 Hangtag

Ocean spray juice cocktail or juice drink or no sugar added 100% cranberry juice asst varieties 101 or 101.4 oz bottle save up to 5.39
$1/2 Peelie
FREE 5 pd bag of pink grapefruit wyb 2 OS juice . in the weekly ad flyer

Progresso 100% natural broth chicken, regular or reduced sodium or beef flavor 32 oz carton save up to 2.59
$1/1 11-21-10 SS
$0.40/1 11-21-10 SS

Welch’s essentials juice cocktail blend concord grape, concord grape cranberry, or white grape peach mango 64 oz bottle save up to 3.25
$1/1 Coupons & Promotions - Welch's

ocean spray craisins asst varieties dried cranberries or trail mix 6 oz bag save up to 2.25
$.55/1 ANY OCEAN SPRAY CRAISINS exp. 2/28/11

General mills cheerios cereal asst varieties 10 to 14 oz or frosted cheerios 17.2 oz save up to 3.99
$1/2 General Mills Cheerios Cereal Listed: Original Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios, Fruit Cheerios, MultiGrain Cheerios, etc, Any Boxes (DND/DNT 5) -
$1/2 General Mills Cheerios Cereals Listed: Original Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, etc, Any Box -
$1/3 01-02-11 GM
$1/2 01-09-11 SS1

Duncan Hines brownie mix or decadent cake mix asst varieties 16.76 to 21.4 oz save up to 2.59
$0.35/1 Home Mailer

Ronzoni pasta selected varieties 12 to 16 oz box excluding healthy harvest, lasagna, jumbo shells, manicotti, and garden delight save up to 1.39
$1/2 Smart Taste - 10-17-10 SS
$1/1 Woman's Day, November 2010
$0.50/1 Ronzoni Quick Cook Pasta, Any Box - Sign up, Bricks Coupon

Uncle bens whole grain white rice long grain, chicken, sweet tomato, broccoli cheddar, or garden veg 4.4 to 5.5 oz save up to 1.99
$0.75/2 Uncle Ben's Products, Any - Sign Up Required, Bricks Coupon

Kellogg’s cereal asst varieties frosted flakes, apple jacks, corn pops, froot loops, or rice krispies 12 to 16.5 oz save up to 3.99
$1/2 Kellogg's Kids Cereals: Apple Jacks, Corn Pops or Froot Loops, Any Packages -
$1.50/2 Kellogg's Froot Loops, Apple Jacks and/or Corn Pops Cereals (10 oz. or Larger, Any Flavor, Mix or Match)

Planter’s cashews halves and pieces or mixed nuts 16 or 17 oz can save up to 6.29

Lays potato chips 10.5 to 11 oz bag excludes kettle cooked, baked, light and natural save up to 3.99

Cheez it crackers or party mix or snack mix 9.75 to 14 oz box save up to 3.29
$2/4 Sunshine Cheez-It baked Snack Crackers, Any (2) 7 Oz. Or Larger And Any (2) 2-Liter Bottles Of Soda - Keebler Kellogg’s Your Ultimate Holiday Guide
$0.70/1 Keebler Town House Flipsides, Original or Garlic Herb, OR Sunshine Cheez-It Snack Mix, Double Cheese Flavor, 9.5 Oz. + (DND5)

Nabisco single serve tray packs or variety or munch packs, Oreo cakesters soft snack cakes or Kraft handi snacks asst varieties 12 or 15 ct 9.45 to 25.2 oz pkg save up to 5.99

Pepperidge farm farmhouse bread asst varieties 24 oz loaf save up to 3.89
$1/1 Pepperidge Farm Bread, all varieties - Meijer mealbox coupon

Kit kat snack size treats or Reeses, almond joy, Hershey’s milk choc or cookies and cream jumbo bag save up to 5.99

Thomas English muffins ast varieties 11 to 13 oz pkg save up to 3.69
$1/1 Home Mailer

Nestle coffee mate liquid creamer 32 oz bottle excluding flavored save up to 2.29
$0.50/1 Small Steps for a Smart Start Booklet
$0.75/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid or Powder 15oz. or larger

Lender’s bagels asst varieties in the dairy section save up to 1.79

Red baron pizza asst varieties 14.76 to 22.63 oz excluding pan save up to 5.79
$1/1 Kroger My Magazine - Game Day Texas Style
$0.55/1 Tearpad

Cool whip 8 oz bowl save up to 1.49
$1/1 Cool Whip Whipped Topping, Any Tubs - Kraft Website, Powered by, Sign Up Required

Stouffer French bread pizza asst varieties 2 count save up to 3.15

Super pretzel baked soft pretzel 6 ct save up to 2.99
$0.50/1 Superpretzel Soft Pretzel Item, Any -
$0.50/1 12-05-10 RP

Jimmy dean d-lights sandwiches or chicken biscuit 4 ct save up to 5.99
$1/1 01-02-11 RP

Power of fruit all fruit bars asst flavors 6 pk save up to 3.39

Aunt Jemima waffles 10 ct save up to 2.29
$1/2 Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancake, Waffle, or French Toast Items, Any -

No nonsense ten toes socks or everyday comfort asst varieties 6 ct save up to 5.99

Purina cat chow indoor or complete formula or kitten chow nurturing formula 3.5 lb bag save up to 4.99
$2/2 12/5/10 SS

Kellogg’s crunchy nut cereal roasted nut and honey or golden honey nut save up to 3.99

Keebler fudge shoppe jumbo sticks asst varieties save up to 3.49

Arnold sandwich thins asst varieties select or naturals 8 ct save up to 2.99

Lysol neutra air sanitizing spray fresh or morning linen 10 oz save up to 3.59
$1.50/1 1/9/11 SS

Complete multi purpose solution12 oz save up to 8.99
1.00/1 1/2/11 SS

Schick disposable razors asst varieties 3 to 12 ct pkg save up to 6.99

10 for $10.00
Pasta Roni or rice a roni
B3G1 1/2/11 RP
B3G1 Printable
Betty Crocker potatoes asst varieties
$1/2, .50/2 12/5/10 GM, 11/21/10 SS
.50/2 Printable
.35/1 Home Mailer (Smith's logo but mfg cpn)
Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers or grahams assorted
Publix print paper towels 1 roll
Banquet meals assorted
.60/6 Inside pkg
Hunts pasta sauce
.50/1 Home Mailer (good for any Hunt's product)
$1/3 Booklet
Glaceau vitaminwater or smartwater 20 oz or 1 liter
.75/1 Tearpad
$1/4 Home Mailer
$3/10 Booklet, Cub Savings For a Better You
Crusty white baguette 8 oz loaf
Michelinas entrees assorted 5.5 to 9.5 oz
Betty Crocker hamburger helper or chicken or tuna
.75/3 1/2/11 GM
$1/2, peelie, Ground Beef WYB any Hamburger Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals. - found on Hamburger Helper
Jolly Time microwave popcorn assorted
$1/2, .35/1, .30/1 Home Mailer
.50/1 1/9/11 SS
Large red delicious apples 10 lbs for 10.00

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What I'm stocking up on at Publix before this week's sale ends

Monday, January 10, 2011

Oh, there are so many good deals this week on stuff that I love! Here's what I'm stocking up on tomorrow:

Boca Entrees, Assorted Varieties, 10 or 12 oz package, BOGO $3.79
- $1/2 IP at
= $2.79 for 2 or $1.40 each

Jennie-O Turkey Burgers, 48 oz package, BOGO $7.99
There's a $1/1 peelie out there- if you can find two these come out to about $3 a package

Kellogg's Special K Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 11.4-14 oz box, or Low Fat Granola, 19.5 oz box, BOGO $3.89
There's a B1G1 IP -print two and get 4 boxes for free!

Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Assorted Varieties, 13 or 16.3 oz jar, BOGO $2.49
There's a $1/2 in the January All You making these $.75 each

Vitalicious VitaMuffin VitaTops, Assoretd Varieties, 4 count, 8 oz box or VitaSandwich, 2 count, 9.1 oz box, BOGO $4.49
These are SO good for you and SO yummy!!

Yoplait Smoothie Mix, Assorted Varieties, Makes 2 Smoothies, 7.6 oz bag, BOGO $3.19
There's a $1/1 in the 1/2/11 SS making these about $.60 each WYB two

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, USDA Grade A, $1.99 lb
Stock up price! I just made lots of room in my freezer. :)

LaCroix Natural Spring Water, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz can, 3/$10
My favorite alternative to soda! There's a $1/1 IP making these $2.33 each.

Eat Smart Vegetables, Assorted Varieties, 10 or 12 oz package 3/$5

Idaho Potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.69

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Walgreens scenario week of 1/9/11

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I went to my Walgreens last week and they didn't have any of the free after RR items in stock so I didn't get to do my scenario. :( I went pretty late in the week though, so this week I'm going to head out tomorrow. I don't have any RR to start with this week, so if you'd like to get started this a great scenario for you too!

Transaction #1:

Lazy Town Complete multi w/DHA Gummy Bear 60 ct $5 get $5 RR

Transaction #2:

Lysol Healthy Touch Hand Soap System Cucumber 8.5 oz $11.99 get $7 RR
No Nonsense Knee Highs $.25 (Filler)

- $3 Lysol Q
- 5 RR
= $4.24 + tax
Earn 7 RR

Transaction #3:
Tylenol Precise $5.99 get $3 RR
Lazy Town Complete multi w/DHA Gummy Bear 60 ct $5 get $5 RR
= $11.99
- $2 Tylenol Q 1/9 SS
- 7 RR
= $1.99 + Tax

Earn 3 and 5 RR

Transaction #4:

EOS shave cream $2.99 get $2 RR

2 x Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner 12.6 oz, or stylers 1.9-11.5 oz get $2 RR wyb 2/$7

No Nonsense Knee Highs x 5 @ $.25 (Filler)


-$3 off 2 pantene products (ETS) 12/26/2010 PG

- 3 and 5 RR

= $.24 = Tax oop

Earn 2 and 2 RR

Total OOP for the day- $11.24

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CVS Scenario- week of 1/9/11

I currently have 11 ECB from last week's sales.

Transaction #1:

Spend $20, get 10 ECB WYB Certain Lysol, Finish, or Airwick products.
Finish Powerball tabs x 7 @ 3 = $21
Cottonelle Wipes x 3 $6 (Buying these for the second transaction)

= $27.89
- $2.25 Finish Q x 7 = $15.75
- 11 ECB
= $.25 + Tax oop

Earn 10 ECB

Transaction #2:

Scott Paper Towels $10
Scott Toilet Paper 24 pack $10
= $20.00
- 10.00 ECB

= $10.00 oop

Earn 10 ECB

Transaction # 3:

Pepsi 12 packs x 6 = $20
- 10.00 ECB
= $10.00 oop (this comes out to $1.66 for a 12 pack!)
Earn 10 ECB

Transaction #4:

GasX/Maalox/Prevacid/Benefiber Spend $20 & get $10 ecb (limit 1)
2 Maalox Advanced Max liquid 355 ml (12 Oz) $6.79
1 Maalox Advanced Max tablets 65 count $6.49

Renuzit adjustables x 6 @ $.89 = $5.34

Snickers single $.89 (earn $.89 ECB limit 1)

Reeses King Size $1.59 (Earn $1.59 ECB limit 1)
-(3 X $5/1)$15 Maalox 1/9/11 SS
- $2.67 B3G3 Free Renuzit Q
- 10 ECB
= $.22 oop

Earn 10, .89, and 1.59 ECB

Total oop for the day: $20.47

Not bad considering you'd pay at least that for just the toilet paper and paper towels without coupons!

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My meal plan for the week

Making a meal plan helps me stay on track for the 30 days of dining out. Ryan and I have decided to start going to the gym after work on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well, so I'll need to plan to make things that are either quick and easy or that I've made ahead so they can be reheated quickly.

With most of these meals, I make enough to have leftovers for lunch the following day.

Here's what we're doing this week:

Sunday: Pork Chops, Rice, Brussel Sprouts, Salad

Monday: Garlic Alfredo Tilapia, pasta, salad

Tuesday: Slow cooker chicken and dumplings, broccoli

Wednesday: (Ryan's night to cook) Steak, Roasted potatoes, spinach

Thursday: Chicken Stir Fry, Rice, salad with ginger dressing

Friday: Veggie Burgers, fries

Saturday: Taco Pie

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Free sample Sunday

I'm going to try out a new segment- Free sample Sunday. Every Sunday I'll try to bring you a 5 links that will get you great free samples and/or coupons. Every sample I post will be 100% free.

***Disclaimer*** I highly recommend creating a dummy email address and using it when applying for any free sample- unless you like your inbox full of weekly newsletters, etc. from a million companies. :)

Proctor & Gamble: Free Samples of Pantene, Head & Soulders, Prilosec (if you qualify) and a $1 Gain Coupon. You'll need to register if you haven't already. Click HERE.

Free Shout Color Catcher sample plus a $1 coupon HERE.

Quest Protein Bar - Two Free All Natural Low Carb Bars HERE.

DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks Sample HERE.

Free Purina One Cat Food HERE.


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30 days of dining in- Days 5 & 6

As promised, here's a little more info about our wing party (which was a blast and a half!). A group of friends had originally talked about going to Buffalo Wild Wings this weekend to hang out. Typically, when we go there the tab for Ryan and I averages $40-$50 with food and drinks- I just know we could do much better than that.

My bestie and I sorted out who would buy what and we got down to business. I picked up two 4 lb bags of tyson frozen chicken wings at around $9 each. In addition to wings I picked up 20 jalapenos (around $2), a couple blocks of cream cheese (again around $2), a package of bacon (around $3), and Some sauce ingredients (around $2).

We had decided on making 5 sauces- Regular Buffalo (medium), a chipotle, parmesan garlic, nuclear, and spicy asian.

For the chipotle, I just blended a bottle of the Louisiana wing sauce with half a can of chipotles in adobo and a few dashes of chipotle tabasco sauce- it was so good and so spicy!!

For the poppers, half and scrape out the seeds/membranes of about 20 jalapenos. Combine 2 packages of cream cheese with a few tablespoons of ranch dressing mix. mix together in a ziplock bag until well blended, them clip the corner of the bag and fill the jalapenos. Wrap with half a slice of bacon, and bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. YUM!

All in all we had a fantastic time- and the average cost per person (we had 6 people) was about $6 each- WAY cheaper then going out for wings and beer!!

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

I'm testing out a blogger interface app. This is only a test. :)

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30 days of dining in- Day 4

Thursday, January 6, 2011

So far it's been smooth sailing! I made a meal plan and I take a few minutes every night to make sure I prep/thaw what I need for the next day and that we have something for lunch in the event we didn't have leftovers.

We were supposed to go to Buffalo Wild Wings with our friends this weekend, but I convinced them all to do a wings and beer party at our house instead. My bestie and I are making 4 different kinds of wings- regular, chipotle, parmesan garlic, and nuclear. In addition to that we're having homemade jalapeno poppers, celery and bleu cheese. I'll post more about the party and the cost vs. cost of going out to eat this weekend.

I stopped by Publix tonight, and with my coupons spent $24 and saved $22. So far, my total savings at Publix this week comes out to around $70. Combined with 4 days of eating in at an average of $5 a day x 2 people, that's $90 in our pocket!

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I just saved about $200 at Charlotte Russe- you can too!

Got a ton of these Tees for $1.64 each

Got this one for $6.04

My formal dress for the cruise- $6.04!

There's a major on-line sale happening right now at Tons of items are dirt cheap!

Here's how it works. Go to the Charlotte Russe website (through so you get 2.5% cash back). Click on "sale", then look for items that say "additional 50% off, discount applied in bag". Fill up until you have at least $56. At checkout, use the promo code "Student" to save 10%, which will bring you down to about $50, at which point you'll get free shipping.

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HOT Swagbucks coupon deal!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I just discovered an incredible deal at Swagbucks (if you haven't signed up yet, do it now by clicking HERE- it's 100% free). If you print and redeem coupons through this link on Swagbucks, they will automatically add 10 Swagbucks to your account when you redeem them. I use printable coupons all the time, and you can bet I'll be doubling up my savings by using this from now on!

In case you didn't know, is the web's premier rewards site. Powered by Prodege LLC, allows web users to earn virtual currency by doing the things they do every day - search the web, shopping at their favorite retailers, and by engaging in other activities such as phone recycling, submitting polls, and completing special offers. is the only place on the web to get what you want without ever having to spend a dime.

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30 days of dining in- Day 1

Monday, January 3, 2011

Today went great! I made a tuna sandwich and some celery sticks for lunch for Ryan and I. Unfortunately, Ryan left his at home. He managed by scrounging around his office for a blueberry muffin and a tangerine. I'm very proud of him. :)

In addition, I went to Publix to hit some of the sales from this weeks ad- I spent $43 and saved $45. If you figure $5 a day each for lunch, that's $55 already added to the cruise fund (can anyone say massage on the beach?)

Tonight for dinner I made a healthy, low-cal baked ziti with turkey meatballs, which we'll also be having for lunch tomorrow.

Day 1- Total saved $55

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My Walgreens Plan for the week of 1/2/2011

I don't currently have any RR (I used them to buy some much needed contact solution last week) so I'll need to spend a little OOP to start:

Transaction #1:

Oscillococcinum Childrens homeopathic flu medicine 6 ct $8.99 get $9 RR
- $2 IP

= $6.99 OOP

Earn 9 RR


Omega Factor-3 60 ct $10 get $10 RR
- 9 RR

= $1 + tax oop

Earn 10 RR


Finish/Electrasol 20 pk or jet-dry 8.45 oz $3.49 get $1.50 rr

Salonpas Arthritis Pain patches 5 ct $5.99 get $6 RR

Celsius green tea 12 oz 4 pk $3.99 get $3 rr

-$2.25 Finish/electrasol Quantum Powerball or Gelpacs Dishwasher Detergent, 20 ct+ (exp 2/21/2011) 1/2/2011 SS

- 10 RR

= $1.23 + tax OOP

Earn $1.50, $6, and $3 RR

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