Saturday, September 27, 2008

Free Sample - Schick Razor or Trimmer

Go to to get a free sample HERE.

Printable Coupons

Look HERE for a bunch of printable coupons.

Some are good only at Publix, which doesn't help me out since I'm in Minnesota....BUT there are several other manufacturer coupons that can be used anywhere.

A few coupons on the site are:

Save $1 on four Lean Cuisine
Save$2 on two BirdsEye Voil-a
Free Smart Ones Dessert with purchase of five entrees
Save $1 on Smart Balance
Free OreIda Steam -n- Mash potatoes when you buy three
Save $1 on two International Delight creamers

And many more!

Thanks to the Coupon Forum for this tip!

Free Sample - Arm & Hammer Toothpaste

Get a free sample of Arm & Hammer Advance White toothpaste HERE.

Coupon Giveaway WINNER!

Chris in TN is the winner of 175+ coupons.

Thanks everyone for entering!

Chris - I'm e-mailing you for your address. Write back so I can get these out soon.

Free Sample - Gas-X Thin Strips

Get a free sample of Gas-X Thin Strips HERE.

This freebie thanks to

Coupon - $5/1 Any Size Second Nature Dog Litter

Pet coupons seem to be the theme of the week. Go HERE for a $5/1 Second Nature Dog Litter coupon - any size.

Let us know if you see a good price on this stuff!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Coupon - $5 off Science Diet Products

Get a $5 coupon off any Science Diet products HERE. (cat and dog food)

Coupon says minimum purchase of 3.5-lb. bag or 12 small cans or 6 large cans required.

Looks like you can only print it once.

Let us know if you find a good price on this!

Thanks Refund Cents!

How I'm Using the $5/$20 at Walgreens

Here are a couple scenarios I'm using the $5.00 Walgreens coupon for. Your total spend has to be $20 after all other coupons are deducted in order to get the $5 off:


Crest White Strips for $19.99
Two Reach tooth brushes $5.00
Crest 500ml Pro Health Mouth Wash $4.50(I heard that the $4.50 register reward is still being given out on this)

= $29.50

-$5 White Strips coupon from 8/31 insert
-$5 Walgreens coupon
= $19.50 OOP (out of pocket)

Get back the following RRs (register rewards)
$8.00 for White Strips
$5.00 for Reach
$4.50 for Mouth Wash

So I will spend $19.50 and get $17.50 back.

2.) Free After Rebate Items for October are available NOW.

Extreme Energy 6-Hour Shots for $3.99
Loreal Cleanser for $7.99
Rimmel Mineral Foundation for $7.49
Two Reach Toothbrushes for $5.00

= $24.47

-$1 Loreal cleanser coupon from 7/20 insert
-$1 Rimmel product coupon from 9/14 insert
-$5 Walgreens Coupon
= $17.47 OOP

Get back RRs:
$5.00 for Reach

Get Rebates in the amounts of:
$3.99 for Extreme Energy
$7.99 for Loreal
$7.49 for Rimmel

So I will spend $17.47 (pay with $17.50 RR earned in first transaction) and get back $5 in RR and $19.47 in cash for the rebates!

Free Sample - Sundance Tea

Get a free sample of Sundance Tea HERE.

Tip thanks to Refund Cents.

Free Sample - Quaker Simple Harvest Bar

Get a free sample of Quaker Simple Harvest bars HERE.

Weight Watchers - Earn Rewards

Weight Watchers is offering a rewards program called IncrEdible Rewards.

Basically you buy products, save the UPCs and enter them on their site.

When you get a few, you can redeem the credits for rewards valued at different credit amounts.

Free Planet Heroes DVD

Fill out the form HERE to get a free copy of PLanet Heroes on DVD.

Start with "Select a country to begin" at the top right. takes about 10 seconds to fill out and submit.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Michelina's - $.80 each at Cub

Michelina's Lean Gourmet and Authentico meals are ten for $10.00 at Cub this week.

Buy five for $5.00
Use $1/5 coupon HERE (there are links for both Authentico and Lean)
= $.80 each!

If you really like these, you could print two of each coupon.

CVS - ECBs and Rainchecks - UPDATE

Myssie wrote:

When I have requested a raincheck for an item that generates ECBs the cashier writes out the raincheck for the amount that the item would have been after ECBs.

For example, this week with the L'Oreal stuff that was on sale for $11.99 and you got $11.99 back in ECBs. My store didn't have it in stock and I asked for a raincheck. He wrote out the raincheck for a total of "FREE".

So when I go to purchase the stuff (when they get more in), I will still be able to use my coupon for the overage but I will get no ECBs for the L'Oreal because the price ($11.99) was deducted from my total already. Does that make sense? Hope that helps you out!!

I'm excited to try this!! Let us know if this works for you and which store you go to.

Bloggy Giveaways - Enter To Win!

There are a lot of great money-saving blogs out there. AND many of them are giving away stuff that YOU can win!

I have probably entered about 30 blog giveaways over the last month and have won twice!

Here are some give-aways I want to win this week. For a HUGE list, visit Money Saving Mom.

Penny Pinching Diva is giving away "a few of her favorite things"

Moms Helping Mom Save Money is giving away a cool coupon organizer

Mom's By Heart has a $5 Target gift card for you to win

"Deal"ectible Mommies has an Arm & Hammer Essentials Starter Kit

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls has a really cute apron to give away

A Call to Higher Places wants to give you 2 FREE coupons for Starbucks

Coupon for $1.00 off any 5 Smart Ones Products

Go HERE to print two coupons (hit the back button three times) for $1 off any 5 Smart Ones products.

Click on Online Coupon and sign up.

I don't have any great deal ideas to report on these right now, but if you do - leave a comment!

Artscow - Free Photo Book Codes

Are you signed up with Artscow yet?

Read my post about how much I like Artscow HERE and HERE.

I recently got an e-mail saying to use code free10xbooks for ten free photo books. Wow!

Sign up HERE.

Once you sign up, enter these codes on your Credits & Discount page (in your account) and get even more things for free! You can keep entering the codes one after the other. Your Credit and Discount page keeps track of all of your credits until you use them.

FREE10xBOOKS - get 10 free photo books!
FREE100WALLET - get 100 free wallets!
20RN20SCOASTER - get 20 free round rubber coasters!
FREE800 - get 800 free prints!

There are also some good check-out codes to try:

PB499 - 8x8 Photo Book for $4.99, free shipping
WTH688 - Custom Watch, $6.88 with free shipping

Many of the promo codes above are thanks to

Hot Off The Presses - $5/$20 at Walgreens Friday & Saturday!

Just came in - another coupon at Walgreens for this weekend!

Go HERE to get yours!

Check out Wags to Riches for ideas on how to put some great deal scenarios together to use the coupon.

OR - buy the free after rebate items for September using the coupon.

Bedford Fair - Items as low as $1.80 and Free Shipping!

Wow - this is worth checking out. Go to and look under the clearance section.

There are tonz of items priced from as low as $1.80 to $6.00!

AND - get free shipping with code 142602.

This is as good as shopping at Kohl's - without leaving the house!

I'm not sure how long this deal goes, so better hurry just in case.

Glade Wisp Candles - Get 2 for $1!

I believe this deal is going on at many different grocery stores that have Catalina coupon machines.

Today at Cub I saw that the Glade Wisp candles are still priced at $6.99.

When you buy one you get a Catalina coupon for $3 off your next order.

Buy two for $13.98
Use B1G1 printable coupon HERE
Pay $6.99 + tax OOP (out of pocket)
Get $6 in Catalina coupons back
= $.99 for two!

If you have any coupons from recent coupon inserts, this can be an even better deal!

Tip - don't use the check-out-yourself kiosk when you have a B1G1 coupon, because the computer won't allow you to enter in the amount of the free item'll need the attendant to do it and that can take longer than going through the usual check-out line!

By the way - these are nice and would make good little presents for teachers, bus driver, mail carrier, etc.

Baby Basics Diapers - $5.48 at Cub

Cub has their jumbo packs of Baby Basics diapers on sale for $7.48 this week.

Use the $2/1 coupon found HERE
= $5.48 each!

Hit the back button and print two coupons.

Free Shipping at Gilden Tree - Today Only!

Through midnight tonight, you can get free shipping using code WYF258 at

I checked out their Sale and Overstock section and there are some items that would make nice Christmas gifts for co-workers, teachers, etc.

One of the things I found was the Sparkling Holiday Spa Soak (in the picture above) for $6.50.
I think I'll buy two of these for $13, get free shipping and be done with Christmas presents for my girls' teachers.

Yep - time to start thinking Christmas shopping!

My Guest Post at Coupon Cravings

Check out my guest post over at Coupon Cravings today!

While you're there, catch Erin's great CVS Preview for next week.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Zantac Cool Mint Trial Size - Free at Cub

The small size two-pack of Zantac is regularly priced at $1.00 at Cub.

These are often located on an end cap. (they are like a trial size in a packet, not a box)

Use the $1/1 coupon HERE
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 9/7 coupon insert
= $FREE!

Check out Wags to Riches to find another way to get free Zantac!

CVS - ECBs and Rainchecks

I don't know about you, but often times I go to the THREE CVS stores near me and find that none of them have the weekly ECB (ExtraCare Bucks) items available.

It's frustrating because the stores sometimes don't stock enough of the sale items or items that earn you ECBs and by the time you get to the store....there are none left. Sometimes I go on a Monday and they're still out of stock!

Something to try: I have heard that it may be possible to request a raincheck for the item that is out of stock. This is usually not a problem.

It may also be possible to ask for a CVS gift card in the amount of the ECBs you are missing out on since the item is not available the week of the sale. Plus, once you buy the item at the raincheck price ( a week later?), the register will not be programmed to give you the ECBs that went along with it earlier.

It's worth at try at your store!

Have you had experience with this? If so, let us know!

Clif and Luna Coupon Winner - Jessie picked number 3 out of the 6 of you that commented to win the Clif and Luna bar coupons.

I'm e-mailing you Jessie Francis. Send me your address so I can mail these out right away. Thanks!

Thanks for entering.

Check out my next giveaway of
175+ coupons!

Clipping Coupons - Part Time Job?

It takes a lot of time to go through Sunday newspaper coupon inserts, cut out the coupons and then file them in some sort of way that you'll remember what you have...and then to actually have the right ones with you when you need them!

I feel like it was exciting in the beginning, but week after week of doing this gets old.

When listing deals, I try to tell you the date of the coupon to use. The date I list is the date the coupon came out, not the expiration date.

SO, if clipping coupons is a little too time consuming, don't give up! Simply save the coupon inserts each week in a file (the whole insert) and write the date on top.

When you see a deal or sale item that I list here, reference your file and look for the date of the coupon. Clip only the ones you need at that time.

Clipping coupons doesn't have to feel like a part time job.

Alpo - Free at CVS!

Alpo cans are on sale B1G1 Free this week at CVS.

Play the match game at the Alpo website HERE and get a B1G1 Free coupon. (click on Promotions, top right)

Use the B1G1 coupon in conjunction with the B1G1 sale.

= two for FREE!

This deal thanks to Money Saving Mom.

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese - $.49 each at Rainbow

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is only $.49 each at Rainbow this week. Limit 4 per transaction.

The best deal I've seen on this lately is $.50 at Walmart.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cheerios - $1/1 Coupon Links for Target Deal

Remember the Cheerios deal for $.50 a box this week at Target? I told you about it HERE.

Here are some printable coupon links courtesy of Slickdeals.

Coupon Giveaway - 175+

Another coupon giveaway! I have over 175 coupons up for grabs.

All you have to do is leave a comment by Friday at noon. I'll pick a random winner then.

Coupons included are:

- from regular Sunday coupon inserts
- from product packages
- printables from online coupon sites
- direct from the company
- from blinkie machines

Rainbow Foods Deals 9/21 - 9/27

Here are some Rainbow Foods deals I see this week:

These items are part of the 96 hour sale that goes through Wednesday:

Campbell's Low Sodium Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup is on sale for $.49
Buy two
Use $.40/2 coupon from the 9/7 insert
= $.29 each

Quaker Instant Oatmeal 10-count is $1.79
Use $1/1 coupon from the 9/7 insert
= $.79 each!

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars are $1.29 each
Buy three
Use $1/3 coupon from the 9/14 insert
OR, Use $.75/2 from the 8/10 insert
= $.96 or $.92 each!

Quaker Oaktmeal To-Go Bars are $1.79
Use $.55/1 coupon from the 9/7 insert
= $1.24 each!

These items available at sale price all week:

Kotex Lightdays Pantiliners are ten for $10 or $1.00 each
Use $1/1 printable coupon HERE
Use $1/1 coupon from the Sept. All You magazine
Use $1/1 coupon from 9/7 coupon insert

Yoplait Go-Gurt or Fizzix are two for $4 or $2.00 each
Buy two for $4.00
Use $1/2 coupon HERE
Or Use $.75/2 coupon from the 9/7 insert
= $1.50 or $1.63 each!

Kraft macaroni & Cheese is on sale for $.49
= $.49 each!

Do you see anything else worth noting? Let us know!!!

Idahoan Potatoes - Get $1 Catalina at Cub

Idahoan Potatoes are 10/$10 this week at Cub.

If you buy four, you will get a $1 Catalina coupon to use on your next grocery order.

= $.75 each!

Bath & Body - Sign Up For Coupons

I signed up with Bath & Body a few weeks ago and have been enjoying the coupons they send. The above picture shows what I received last week.

Bath & Body stuff always makes great gifts and they often have good sales to go along with coupons you get.

Sign up HERE. Go to the lower right corner and start by entering your e-mail address.

Glade Plug-Ins Gel - Profit of $.20 at Rainbow and Cub

Both Cub and Rainbow still have the Glade Plug-Ins Scented Gel holders priced at $1.69.
For each one you buy, you get a $2 Catalina coupon to use on your next grocery order.

So, buy one at $1.69 (=$1.80 after tax)

Get a $2 Catalina

= $.20 profit for each one you buy!

There are also B1G1 free coupons out there from a recent insert and a B1G1 free coupon you can print (2)

Remember that the Catalina coupons do have expiration dates, so don't buy more than you can spend in the next week and a half or so.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Free Sample - Coromega Omega 3

Get a free sample of Coromega Omega 3 supplements HERE.

Reach Toothbrush and Floss - Free at Walgreens

Walgreens has Reach Ultra Clean toothbrushes and floss (30-yards) on sale two for $5.00 this week and get $5 register rewards (use like cash on your next order)

Buy two

Pay $5 OOP (out of pocket) and get $5 back


Free Sample - Playtex Sport

Go HERE for three free samples of Playtex Sport and a $1/1 coupon!

Clif and Luna Bar Coupons-Leave a Comment to Win!

I have four coupons for Clif and Luna bars. Two of them are worth a free bar.

The other two could be doubled to probably get a free or nearly free bar.

If you would like them, leave a comment and I will pick a winner by Wednesday at noon.

Free Sample - Fiber One

Fiber One is offering a free sample of their Honey Clusters cereal along with $3 in coupons. Remember to use an alternate e-mail address when signing up for freebies! Sign up HERE.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cub Foods Deals - 9/21 - 9/27

Here are some good deals at Cub Foods this week:

Electrasol 20-26 count is $3.50 each
Use $2.25/1 coupon from the 9/7 insert
= $1.25 each!

Glade Plug-Ins Gel Warmer is $1.69 and get a Catalina coupon for $2 off your next grocery order
Buy 2
Use B1G1 Free coupon from the 9/14 insert
Pay $1.70 OOP (out of pocket)
= $.30 profit for buying two after $2 Catalina!

Hamburger, Tuna and Chicken Helper are $1.00 each
Use $.75/3
= $2.25 or .75 each!
- AND -
Use $.80/3 coupon HERE
= $1.45 or $.73 each!

Mission Tortillas are 10-ct. are $1.00
Use $.55/1 coupon from the 5/18 insert
= $.45 each!

Glade Spray 9-0z is $1.00
use B1G1 Free coupon from the 9/14 insert
= $.50 each!

Colgate Tartar Protection Toothpaste is $1.67
Use $.75/1 from the 8/24 or 9/7 insert
= $.92 each!

Reynolds Oven Bags are $.50 each
= $.50!

OB Tampons are $2.99 each
Use $1.50/1 from the 6/29 insert
= $1.49 each!

Purina Party Mix Cat Treats are $1.59
Use Get 1 Free coupon from the 8/3 insert

Green Giant Valley Fresh Vegetables are $1.00
Use $1/1 coupon from the 9/7 insert

There are several items for $1 with in-ad coupon. Items like:
- 1/2 gallon milk
- Hormel ground pork
- hot dogs
- batteries
- French bread
- sugar
- white bread
- shredded cheese

I am part of the Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble.

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Loreal Advanced RevitaLift - Free at CVS

This Monday ONLY - L'Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle Serum (1-oz) is $11.99 and get $11.99 ECBs
= Free!

Pepsi 12 Packs - $2 each at CVS

This week Pepsi and Mountain Dew 12-packs are four for $11 and get $3 ECBs

Use Free Sierra Mist 2-liter WYB three Pepsi 12-packs coupon HERE
= $2.00 each 12-pack after ECBs! (and get a free Sierra Mist 2-liter if you buy Diet Pepsi!)

CVS Deals 9/21 - 9/27

Here are some good deals I see at CVS this week.

Werther's Original or Carmel Dark Chocolate 5.2-oz are 2/$5 or $2.50 each
Use $1/1 coupon HERE
= $1.50 each

Hershey's, M&Ms, Mars, Brach's and more products are "Spend $15 get $7 ECBs"
Buy six bags of Hershey's for $15 (2 for $5)
Use two $1/3 coupons HERE (pretty sure this coupon is for the items listed)
Pay $13 OOP (out of pocket) and get $7 ECBs
= $6 for 6 bags or $1 each! (think trick-or-treat)

Cottonelle, Viva, Kleenex, Huggies, Kotex and Depend products are "Spend $25 get $10 ECBs)

Possible scenario:
Buy four 12-packs of Cottonelle TP for $25.96 (6.49 each)
Use $.50/1 coupon from 9/21 insert
Use $.50/1 coupon HERE (play game to get coupon)
Pay $23.96 OOP (out of pocket) and get $10 ECBs
= $3.49 each 12-pack!

Another scenario:
Buy four Viva paper towels for $25.96 (6.49 each)
Use $.35/1 coupon from 9/7 coupon insert
Pay $25.61 (with only one coupon) and get $10 ECBs
= $6.40 each! (deal gets better if you get more than 1 newspaper)

Ivory 3-pack Bar Soap is $.99
= $.99 for three or $.33 each!

Air Wick Fresh Matic Spray is $9.99
use $4/1 from 9/21 insert
= $5.99 each!

SoyJoy Bars are ten for $5
Use B1G1 Free coupon from 9/7 insert
Use $2/10 coupon from 9/7 insert
OR Use two $3/5 coupons HERE to get all ten for $1.00 profit!

Nivea For Men Body Wash is $4.99 and get $4.99 ECBs
= FREE ater ECBs!

Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste or Rinse is $2.99 and get $2 ECBs
Use $.75/1 from 8/31 insert
Pay $2.24 OOP
= $.24 each after ECBs!

Gatorade 32-oz and Propel 1-liter are five for $5 and get $3 ECBs
= $2 for five or $.40 each!

South Beach Living Bars are two fro $5
Use $1/1 coupon from 7/27 insert
Use two $2/1 coupon HERE
= $1 for two boxes with printable or $.50 each!

Addidas Deodorant is $4.99 and get $4 ECBs
= $.99 after ECBs!

Let me know if you see something else worth noting this week. Feel free to leave a comment!

Save Big With The Grocery Game

The Grocery Game is a website that will literally help you save probably hundreds of dollars a year. You sign up and get a list each week for the stores you choose.

THE LIST is a printable list of all items on sale at your store. The cool thing is that the list prints in different font colors. This means that you can tell when items are at "rock bottom" prices. These rock bottom prices are sale prices combined with coupons. The List tells you which coupons to use to get items for free, nearly free or at a very low price.

The Grocery Game encourages stock-piling. This means that when items are at their rock bottom prices, you should stock up. Starting a stockpile of commonly used items will eliminate buying items at full price. You can "shop" from your own pantry.

Another cool thing that The Grocery Game shows you is WHEN to use your coupons. You may have a great coupon burning a hole in your coupon binder (or purse or file or pocket) but it doesn't mean you should use it right away. You will learn the best time to use coupons at your particular store in conjunction with sale prices.

The Grocery Game also tells you WHERE to find coupons. If a coupon binder isn't for you, just write the date on your coupon inserts every week. The List will tell you which insert the coupons you need can be found in.

Here's the BEST part of The Grocery Game - you get to try it for a month for $1....Wow!

I must admit that I signed up for the $1 trial quite a few months ago. Then I cancelled the subscription because I thought I could keep track of deals on my own.....nope! Well, I could keep track of quite a few but there were several stores I wanted to shop at....not just one. We're talking a part-time job here practically!

Let's just say I signed up again. I pay $10 for eight weeks for one store.

Check out The Grocery Game for yourself. If you want, you can list me as the person who referred you. My e-mail is You have to enter my e-mail address when you sign up for the trial. If I refer three people, I earn a free 12 weeks. Yay!

Four Boxes of Cheerios for $2 at Target (if you have the right coupons)

This week Cheerios is on sale four for $11 at Target and get a $5 gift card back.

Print $1/1 coupons

I'm not sure if this one can be printed on more than one computer or not.

Did you sign up for the
Cheerios Challenge? If you did, you should have received $1/1 coupons in your e-mail.

Use four $1/1 coupons

Pay $7.00 OOP (out of pocket)

= $2.00 or $.50 each after $5 gift card back!