Sunday, November 30, 2008

Deals at Walgreens and KMart

For Monday and Tuesday only, get your $5 off $25 purchase at Walgreens. Remember, you have to use this coupon AFTER all other scanned coupons. Get it here!

And..if I understand correctly, KMart is doubling coupons this week up to $2!! Check out some coupon matches at The Centsible Sawyer here.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Free Food and Lotions

Go here to get a coupon for FREE pie at Bob Evans. Hurry, though, because the coupon is only good through November 30th.

Walgreens has a great deal on getting FREE Johnson's Lotion. You do have to pay $5.49 for shipping though. But apparently, Cheapsk8mom got 4 bottles and only had to pay $5.49! When you are ready to check out, put in the code JLOTION which is valid until 12/01 or until they are out of stock. It's an online deal only.

Thanks to Money Saving Mom and Cheapsk8mom for the info!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

CVS Splurge

Sooo..... I spent A LOT of money at CVS today. But let me rationalize it for you :)

My grandparents - in - law gave us $175 for Christmas. And...I really didn't want to try to do a million transactions because the lines were sooo long at CVS today. I did ONE transaction with some of our Christmas money. Here it is...

(2) Colgate Total Toothpaste = $2.99
(3) Gatorade G2 = $1.49
(3) Dial Soap Packs = $1.99
(2) L'Oreal Lipgloss = $6.99
(2) 20 oz. Coke = $1.39
Aussie Shampoo and Conditioner = $2.99 each
Platex Gentle Glide = $3.99
Johnson's Lotion = $5.69
Complete Eye Solution = $8.99
Reeces = $1.00
Crest Spin Brush = $5.29
Magnavox Universal Remote = $6.99
Philips Headphones = $6.99
5 Hour Extra Shot = $3.99
Garnier Nutrioniste towels = $5.99

$10/$50 CVS coupon
$4.99 ECB
(3) $0.30 off Dial Soap (11/02)
$1.00 off Colgate Toothpate (11/23)
$1.00 off Platex Gentle Glide (11/02)
$1.00 off Aussie Shampoo (?)
BOGO 20 oz. Coke (Found 11/23 at gas station)

Original Total: $118.50

Total OOP: $75.43 - YIKES!

But... ECB's Earned: About $80.00

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Couple of Random Things

Money Saving Mom has a whole post on Dave Ramsey. The great thing about this post is it talks about getting all of his products for $10 right now!

Go here to get a release on Walmart deals for Black Friday, as well as, a paragraph mentioning there Ad Match program. Print this out, and carry it with you when shopping this weekend.

If You Are Going Out...

Check Freebies 4 Mom via Attention Target Shoppers here to find out a good amount of safety tips for your Black Friday shopping.

Black Friday CVS Plan

I don't plan to be standing outside waiting for the doors to open tomorrow. It's just not my style. I understand that some items may be cleared out if I choose to visit CVS later, but I'm o.k. with that. Here are the things I want, but I decided not to put up transaction deals, b/c I think I will make that plan in the store. I will put up a post on what I did in a couple of days (maybe even tomorrow).

Magnovox Universal Remote = Spend $6.99, Earn $6.99 ECB's

(2) Colgate total toothpaste = Spend $2.99, Earn $2.99 ECB's

Philips Headphones = Spend $6.99, Earn $6.99 ECB's

(3) Gatorade G2 20oz = Spend $1.49, Earn $1.49 ECB's

(2) L’Oreal Colour Juice sheer lipgloss = Spend $6.99, Earn $6.99 ECB's

Playtex Gentle Glide tampons = Spend $3.99, Earn $3.00 ECB's
Use 1/1 coupon from 10/5 inserts

(2) Bic Soleil single razor w/2 cartidges & shower holder = Spend $5.99, Earn $5.99 ECB's

5 Hr. energy drink 2 pk. = Spend $3.99, Earn $3.99 ECB's

Sally Hansen maximum growth plus nourishing nail color = Spend $3.79, Earn $3.79 ECB's

Garnier Nutritioniste cleansing towelette 25ct = Spend $5.99, Earn $5.99 ECB's

Aussie shampoo, conditioner, or styler = Spend $2.99, Earn $2.99 ECB's
Use 1/1 coupon from 10/12 inserts

Hershey King size bars = Spend $1, Earn $1 ECB

Johnsons Soft Lotion = Spend $5.69, Earn $5.69 ECB's

Crest Spin Toothbrush (weekly deal) = Spend $5.49, Earn $2.00 ECB's

Thanks to Common Sense With Money for the details! Check her site for more deals and coupons.

Be sure to check out for some new coupons. And if you have never checked out the site, it's a great resource. Go to the ad on the left to help me earn a few pennies :) !

Blog Action Day Giveaway

Remember the post from Blog Action Day? Well, now they are giving away 300 copies of the exciting new book, CauseWired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World!

Here is the information they sent me on the book and how to get a copy:

In CauseWired, Tom Watson chronicles the exciting and eventful history of online social activism, right up to the election of Barack obama. And thanks to Kiva B4B, 300 of our US-Based Blog Action Day bloggers can receive a free copy of this important book!

Interested? Just send an email to with your name, blog and shipping address, and the folks at KivaB4B will follow up. CauseWired is a must read for anyone interested in this space, so we hope not only will you enjoy it but it will help inspire many new online social campaigns!

Also, be sure and check out the Kiva website for all the great things they are doing for people and how you can get involved!

Black Friday Freebies @ Rite Aid

Colossal Mascara or Moisture Extreme Lipstick = Free after $4.99 Single Check Rebate

Salon Export Nail Enamel = Free after $2.99 Single Check Rebate

Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner = Free after $2.99 Single Check Rebate

Monday, November 24, 2008

Closin' Time

Here is some info from Charley H. that you might want to know...

I wanted to give everyone a heads up that if you tend to give gift cards around the holidays, you need to be careful that the cards will be honored after teh holidays. Stores that are planning to close after Christmas are still selling the cards through the holidays even though the cards will be worthless January 1. There is no law preventing them from doing this. Below is a partial list of stores that you need to be cautious about.

Circuit City (filed Chapter 11)
Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide closing
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 stores nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Cache will close all stores
Talbots closing down specialty stores
J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots)
Pacific Sunwear (also owned by Talbots)
GAP closing 85 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores mo re to close after January
Wickes Furniture closing down
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Bombay closing remaining stores
Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January
Whitehall closing all stores
Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.
Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ ( New Brunswick )
Macys to close 9 stores after January
Linens and Things closing all stores
Movie Galley Closing all stores
Pep Boys Closing 33 stores
Sprint/Nextel closing 133 stores
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.
Wilson Leather closing down all stores
Sharper Image closing down all stor~s
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Loews to close down some stores
Dillard's to close some stores

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Free Dr. Pepper

Thanks to Common Sense With Money for this bit of information. You can go to and register for a coupon for a free 20 oz. Dr. Pepper. It starts Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight. It takes 6-8 weeks to ship and expires sometime in Feb. 2009. So go get it!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Just to Let You Know...

My husband and I are traveling to Florida for a whole week for Thanksgiving. I'm not sure how often I will be near a computer to update the great deals of the week. But stayed tuned, I don't plan on being away from posting for the whole week! For now I will leave you with a few free samples:

At Free 2 Be Frugal, she has a list of warm drink samples.

Check out Walmart for current free sample deals.

Do the same here to get a few free samples from Costco.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rebates Galore!

This was fun. Over at Your Coupon Buddy, she has started a Rebate Adventure segment. Check it out - there are a lot of free items to be had!

Get Your Turkey at Kroger!

This week my husband went to Kroger and got a turkey for $0.69/lb.! We are traveling Thanksgiving, and so my husband decided to cook us an early Thanksgiving meal. It was SOOOoooOOOO good. And to the locals - he teaches cooking classes!

Doesn't this look great???

What's Free @ CVS

I had a CVS plan, but unfortunately it was dashed because when I got there, most of the things I wanted were gone. But I didn't mind doing a small deal, since next week there are some great Black Friday Deals (see right below the $5 Challenge).

Today I did this:

(2) Soft and Dri Deodorant = $2.99 Each

$0.50 Soft and Dri Deodorant (11/02)

$0.55 Soft and Dri Deodorant (Peelie off one of the deodorants)

Used $5 in ECB's

OOP: $0
Earned: $4 ECB's

Here are some interesting deals starting Thanksgiving:

Bic Soleil Single Razor: Pay $5.99, Get $5.99 in ECB's

Garnier Nutritioniste cleansing towellettes : Pay $5.99, Get $5.99 in ECB's

Maybeline Mineral Power liquid foundation: Pay $8.99, Get $8.99 in ECB's

5 Hour Energy Extra Strength: Pay $3.99, Get $3.99 in ECB's

Hershey's King Size Chocolate, Reese's, Cookies and Creme, or Twizzlers: Pay $1.00, Get $1.oo in ECB's

Gatorade G2: Pay $1.49, Get $1.49 in ECB's

Johnson's Soft Lotion: Pay $5.99, Get $5.99 in ECB's

Aussie's Shampoo: Pay $2.99, Get $2.99 in ECB's: Use $1.00 off one Aussie (ex. 11/30/08)

Magnavox Universal Remote or Philips Headphones: Pay $6.99, Get $6.99 in ECB's

Various Colgate toothpaste: Pay $2.99, Get $2.99 in ECB's

Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport: Pay $3.99, Get $3.00 in ECB's; Use $1.oo off Platex Sport (ex. 01/04/09) or $1.00 off Gentle Glide Playtex (ex. 12/31/08)

Schick Razor or Trimmer: pay $7.99, Get $6.00 in ECB's

Soft and Dri Pulse: Pay $0.99; Use $0.50 off Soft and Dri (11/02)

For More Black Friday CVS deals click here.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Free Mr. Clean

Get your FREE Mr. Clean mini eraser here. I love these things!!

Shop For Christmas Here

Here are some GREAT deals from Kelly G.

Make $7 at Walgreens:
  • Purchase the "Just for Men, Touch of Gray" haircolor for $7 and get $7 in register rewards.
  • Then go to Just for Men's website here and click on the "try it for free" button on the lower left for a rebate form.
  • Fill it out & get back $7 for a profit!
  • Note, if you've already used the rebate on this, the manufacturer won't give another one.

Bed, Bath & Beyond:

  • In last week's paper (Nov. 2) there was a BBB catalog with a $5 off $15 coupon on the back.
  • Go to the BBB website & download a $10 rebate form for the Tabletops 14' stirfry pan. Purchase the item in the store with the coupon then send in the rebate form for $10 off - with tax, you'll only pay $5.86 for a $20 awesome pan!
  • There are other rebates for other items you can use too so look around. I think there's a roasting pan with V-shaped grill on sale for $19.99 with a $10 rebate too - great for Thanksgiving!


  • By using coupon code: CARD08, you can get 20 picture cards for 20cents.
  • You do have to pay shipping & handling though (sorry, you can't send them to a store for free shipping) which comes to about $6.
  • If you sign up under a new account though you can get 50 free 4x6 prints which may or may not be a better deal for you.
  • Shipping charges still apply.

Sorry this is so late in the day….But you have until MIDNIGHT to get your FREE Redbox rental. Be sure and use this promotional code: 57DRW3

And, thanks to Deal Seeking Mom, I learned this piece of info:

Use code Cows any day of the week through 12/31/08 to get a buy one get one free rental deal!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Start Your Week With Something FREE

At Free 2 Be Frugal and Good Cents, I found out that you can sign up for a coupon for a free Kozy Shack Ready Grains 7 oz. twin pack! It's really easy to do, just sign up here.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Did you order from the Easy Bake Ware site?

If you ordered any items from the Easy Bake Ware site, please refer to this page. I apologize for any inconvenience!

From Around the Blogosphere

If you haven't been convinced to take part in the great subscription deal here to All You magazine. Check this post on Deal Seeking Mom for the list of coupons coming up in this months issue.

P & G Coupons are putting out an insert in this weeks paper. For every coupon redeemed they will be giving out a free meal to those in need! For more details check out Mommy Snacks here.

Update: Before considering to order from the Easy Bakeware site, check out this response. Thanks for the tip Lindsay @ Frugal and Fabulous!
This is really cool. I found this at Hey! It's free! Go to the Easy Bakeware site here. They have a whole list of free items. Now, you do have to pay for shipping...BUT I just got
the Cut & Scoop Funnel Shape Cutting Board and they had a special shipping price going on for $1.00! I don't know if that's for the rest of the free items - but give it a try. I got a value of $22 for $1!

Check out Freebeezndealz to find out how you can get a free sample of Godiva Chocolate.

Local Deals

Our good friend Charley H. has let us in on this good deal:

Just to let you know, ATS Bookstore is having a sale with free food and...for everyone who comes in, Cokesbury is giving a coupon for $10 off , that's correct, you get 10$ off no min. purchase, so you could get 10$ free!
Also, you get a 25% discount on almost everything—this can be combined with your 10$ coupon. In other words, you pick a 20$ item –minus 25%=15$, then minus 10$= 5$ plus tax—not bad! Today is the last day!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's Time to Go to Walgreens...

Go to and get your coupon for $5 off $20 at Walgreens!Link

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thanks Swagbucks!

I just wanted to share with you that I received my first $5 Starbucks gift card from! I have really enjoyed participating in this site, and it's nice to actually receive a reward in a reasonable amount of time. To find out how you can win rewards, check out my blog post here.

Home Store Coupon

I found this info from Be Centsable. Go to the True Value site here and get your $5 off $25 coupon. This coupon can also be used with Home Depot or Lowe's because they accept competitor coupons.Link

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Secret Deals...

Well, not really secret, but I felt like I found some gems here.

Bargain Hunter mentioned here that there is an unadvertised CVS deal. Has anyone tried it?

Check out Money Saving Madness for CVS Black Friday deals!!

80% Savings At WalMart

Preparation H Medicated Wipes = $2.94
Pedigree Puppy Chow = $4.48
Chex Mix = $1.48
Nestle Hot Chocolate = $1.00

$3.00 off any Preparation H product. Get it here.
$4.00 off any Pedigree dog/cat food. Get it here.
$0.60 off any Chex Mix. This was a printable but I can't find it now. Any location ideas?
$0.75 off box/bag off Nestle Hot Chocolate. Get it here.

Original OOP: $9.90
OOP after coupons: $2.00

Some of you that know me may be wondering why I bought the dog food since I don't have a dog. The ladies that have been attending the Coupon Club have been coming up with all kinds of ideas on how to give. Kelly G. has taken up the responsibility to collect dog and cat food for a shelter that is in great need for these things. So, if you don't have a pet, you may want to keep an eye out for these deals for your near by shelter or a family that does have a pet.

Get Your Freebies.

Don't forget that many freebies come with .... Coupons! Not to mention, they are just handy to have around. I have enough shampoo samples to fill a whole bottle :)

Playtex Sport
Serenity Overnight Pads
Always Infinity
Pedigree Good Bites
Glad Food Bags
Kotex Pads
Tote Bag
8 oz. World Market Coffee
Eco Mug for your Company

Monday, November 10, 2008

Get your free rental from Redbox today. Use this code: LK43CE

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thanks to All!

We had a great turn out this afternoon for the Coupon Club. There were about eight of us there, and we all shared a lot of great information with each other. AND... there were A LOT of great ideas on how we can GIVE with all these free items we're getting and all of the money being saved. So, thanks, Ginger, Charley, Abbie, Jenny, Jennifer, Kelly, and Keldy for making it to the coupon fun this afternoon!

Our next Coupon Club will be December 14th - Same time, Same place......
Click here for information on what we do.

Friday, November 7, 2008

$2.24 Profit!!!

I can hardly sit still for this one... Kroger actually gave me $2.24 out of the register. What?!

(9) Scotch-brite nail saver sponges = $1.00 Each
Cottonelle 4-Pack Toilet Paper = $0.99
Powerade = $1.00
Colgate Total Toothpaste = $1.50


  • $1.00 off Scotch-Brite Nail Saver Sponges. Get it here.
  • $0.50 off Cottonelle Toilet Paper. Get it at
  • $1.50 off Colgate Toothpaste. Get it at
  • $1.00 off Colgate Total Toothpaste. Coupon found in pamphlet by pharmacy.
  • $5.00 off for Mix and Match Sale (Scotch-Brite Nail Saver Sponges, Powerade)

Without sales and coupons, my total would have been around $28.00, but instead they GAVE ME $2.24. Since I actually had cash on hand I put it in the Salvation Army Bucket outside. So THANK YOU Kroger's and Scotch-Brite for giving to the Salvation Army!!

Free Scotch Bright and Colgate

I can't even keep up with all the FREE things going on this week!! Thanks goes out to Kelly G. for this one:

* Scotch-brite nail saver sponges - on sale for $1 and printable coupon (print as many as you want!) for $1 ( If you get 10 and use 10 coupons, you'll get them
free. Plus, this should be part of the mega event so you'll get $5 back for a profit.

* load your card at with the 2 colgate coupons and you should be able to get toothpaste & a toothbrush for free ($1.50 each coupon which is the sale price)

Keep it coming!

Free Makeover and Manicure at Dillard's

Hello Locals! My friend Charley H., gave us the good news that Dillard's is offering a FREE makeover and manicure at one of their counters TODAY! Now, I don't know if there is a certain time that they are offering this, or if it is going on allllll day. Here is the phone number to check it out: 859- 278-6033

Leave a comment and let us know if you took advantage of this offer!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

FREE 8 x 10 Picture

Are your ready for something else for FREE??? I knew you would be....

Go to, log in, and go to the photo tab at the top.

Go through the process to upload one of your favorite pictures. When you are ready to check out, be on the lookout for a place that says Coupon Code.

This is where you will put in FREEPIC

You get your picture for FREE and you can pick it up in the store the next day!!

Walmart Deal

Goody's Ouchless Elastic Hair Bands = $1.48
Green Giant Steamers = $1.00
Viva Paper Towels = $1.00

$2.00 off any Goody's Ouchless product. Get it here.
$1.00 off Green Giant Steamers. Get it here.
$0.50 off 1 roll of Viva Paper Towels (?)

OOP: $0.13


Update: My mistake! The Goody's Ouchless coupon says valid only for Goody Ouchless products with retail price of $2.00 and higher

A Newspaper Deal for the Locals

While I was shopping at Kroger to get my 80% Savings, there was a nice man trying to sell some newspaper subscriptions to the Harold-Leader. My husband and I are not big news paper readers but if you are, here was the deal:

To get the paper delivered all week you pay $14.00 a month (down from the regular $16.00/month) and you get a $15.00 Kroger gift card.

To get the paper delivered Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday you pay $12.00 (down from the regular $14.00/month) and you get a $10.00 Kroger gift card.

I don't know if this is going on at all the Kroger's today or just this particular one that I visited. If you are interested, leave a comment with your contact information and I will give you the location ASAP.

80% Savings At Kroger

Well.... I enjoyed shopping a Kroger today. Here is what I did (And YOU can too)!

(6) 3 Liter Deer Park Bottles of Water = $1.00 Each (orig. price $1.35)
(2) Boxes of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate = $1.50 Each (orig. price $2.49)
(2) Vitamin Water = $1.00 Each (orig. price $1.49)
(2) Bottles of Herbal Essence Shampoo = $2.49 (orig. price $3.29)

  • $2 off 2 Herbal Essence Shampoo from P&G Esavers here
  • $0.50 off 2 Swiss Miss boxes from here
  • $1.00 off 2 Swiss Miss boxes, print it here (It's the one on the left, click save now, and you will see the Swiss Miss Logo)
  • $3 off 2 Herbal Essence Shampoo (10/12 P & G)
  • $5.00 off 10 Mix and Match Items (Deer Park, Swiss Miss, and Vitamin Water)

Original Total: $23.26
OOP: $4.90!!!

Free Shampoo At Kroger!!

This deal was found by my good friend Abbie L.!!!

Go to the P&G website here to load a $2 off 2 Herbal Essence Shampoo coupon right on to your Kroger Card.

Then use the $3 off 2 Herbal Essence Shampoo coupon from the newspaper (10/12 P & G)

Kroger has Herbal Essence Shampoo on sale for $2.49 each, use those two coupons listed above and it's FREE!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

More Chances to Win...

I just read this over at Northern Cheapskate. It's a fun contest to win Hanes Wedgie Free Panties! Apparently, every Wednesday, they give away 500 pair or panties. Northern Cheapskate said she just won and Freebies 4 Mom has one FOUR times. So, try it out, you might just win!

Enter the Hanes Wedgie Free Panties contest here!

Win a Give Away!

I occasionally sign up for give aways through other blogs that I read. However, I have never won anything:)! If you would like to give it a whirl, try some of these below. But remember, if you win, I get half. Ok, just kidding - Good luck!

The Freebie Blogger - 100 page photo book
Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls - Thanksgiving table cloth
Pam's Private Reflections - book, The ShackFrugal Penguin - Starbucks
Frugal Penguin -
Saving Our Cents- $280.oo worth of coupons
Savin Some - Free samples and $100.oo of worth of coupons
Bargain Brianna - $25 gift card
Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles - Basket of Endulgence
The Thrifty Mommy - Cloth bags

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cool Things From Around the Web

Today only rent your free Redbox DVD! Use this code: 67JFP8

If you have not checked out the Kroger ad this week, then you should!
Mommy Snacks listed some great coupon matches with this fantastic sale.

If you haven't heard.... Harris Teeter is having its triple coupon weekend November 6 - 8! That's Friday! Unfortunately, there is no HT around here :(
Check out Dr.FrugalMom for more details.

Check out Good Cents to sign up for a Mystery Shampoo.

I thought this was a cool idea from Living Easy. If some stores are giving your grief about using printable coupons try her idea.

If you read my post about free things you can get for voting, go back to it here, and notice I have posted one more free item (It starts with 's' and ends in 'tarbucks')

Go to Deal Seeking Mom for a great deal on a 2 year subscription to All You. Why should you subscribe you may ask. Because this is a great magazine chock FULL of coupons every month. And not only do you get a great deal, part of the money goes to a good cause.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Good Coupon Sunday!

If you have not gotten your Sunday newspaper today, stop reading this post and do that right now (unless you want to buy multiple papers, and in that case, keep reading)!! I thought today was a pretty good day for coupons. So good in fact, I went and bought two more newspapers (and I never do that). If you would like to go out and buy more than one Sunday paper, then try this deal (or something like it)......

Transaction #1

Crest Pro Health $3.49
Coke and a bag of Cheetos (weak moment) Somewhere around $2.00

Coupons $0.75 Crest Pro Health toothpaste (10/21)

$4 ECB's used

Total: $1.38
ECB's earned: $3.49

Transaction #2

2 newspapers

$3.49 ECB's used

Total: $0.54

AND.... Nick the cashier handed me a receipt and told me to put my email address on it, and I would receive a $2 coupon!

And....Check out Kingdom First Mom for the $5 challenge!

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