Monday, December 29, 2008

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, December 29) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

545DZ9

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, December 15) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

47J2L8

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, December 8) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

23MJT7

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Walgreens Trip 12/6/08

I made a quick trip to Walgreens this evening. I wanted to get a few things while they were still on sale.

Here is what I got:
4 bags Hershey Kisses @ $2.50 each
3 bags Russell Stover Private Reserve @ $4.99 each
1 Right Guard Professional @ $5.99

Coupons Used:
-$1.50 off 3 Hershey Kisses
-$4.99 Buy 2 Get 1 Free Russell Stover
-$0.50 Right Guard

Total $24.30 on my gift card.

I got a $5 Register Reward for spending $25 (before coupons).

I will be getting a $10 rebate for buying 2 Russell Stover, a $5 rebate for buying $10 worth of Hershey, and a $5 rebate for buying the Right Guard. So I will be getting $20 in rebates.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tag! I'm it!

I was tagged by Amy at The Wells Family blog. I am supposed to post the 4th picture from the 4th folder. I save my pictures in several different places. This is the 4th picture from the 4th folder in one of the places I save them.
This is Cassidy giving her cat a bath a Build a Bear. She enjoyed making the cat and picked lots of clothes for it.

I am suppose to tag 4 people who read this blog and also have a blog. I am going to do like Amy did and just say if you read this blog, then you have been tagged. Leave a comment if you post this on your blog.

Walgreens Coupon

Walgreens is offering a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more. You have to spend $25 after all coupons and discounts. It is good on Monday, December 1st and Tuesday, December 2nd only. You can go HERE to print your coupon.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

CVS - Thanksgiving Day

I went to CVS early on Thanksgiving Day. I wanted to take advantage of some of the deals they were having. Here is a picture of what I got:


I did it in 3 separate transactions.

In the first transaction, my total was $54.91 before coupons. I used $17.55 in coupons and $35.99 in ECBs. I paid $2.05 out of pocket. I earned $28.94 in ECBs.

In the second transaction, my total was $40.36 before coupons. I used $17.55 in coupons and $21.91 in ECBs. I paid $1.39 out of pocket. I earned $17.17 in ECBs.

In the third transaction, my total was $33.95 before coupons. I used $4.00 in coupons and $24.16 in ECBs. I paid $6.55 out of pocket. I earned $33.95 in ECBs.

I did not do as good as I should have, but I ended up spending less than $10 in cash and I have $33.95 in ECBs to spend later. After looking at my receipts, I can see I could have rearranged my transactions and spent less out of pocket. I am still learning.

Did you shop CVS on Thanksgiving? What did you get?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

CVS Deals

There are many good deals at CVS for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. There are a lot of items free after extra care bucks. If you are close to a CVS, you should check it out.

Here are a few places to find CVS deals:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Free Diapers

I participated in a diaper survey a little while back with Chloe. I received a small pack of diapers. I was asked to use them day and night in place of our regular diapers and then I filled out a few questions about the diapers. A few days later, I got a call from the company and told them the answers I put for each question. Since I completed the entire diaper survey, I also received a $10 thank you check in the mail. I received free diapers and $10. It was great.

I just got another call. They were looking for babies in size 4 diapers. They had to be over 22 pounds. Of course Chloe is not there yet, but Callie is not potty trained and she wears a size 4 diaper. I am going to participate in the survey with Callie.

The lady on the phone also asked if I knew anyone else who may want to participate. She asked if I would give the phone number to call. The company's name is Arquest. They are looking for babies in size 4 diapers who are at least 22 pounds.

If you have a girl, call 1-888-342-7372 ext. 646
If you have a boy, call 1-888-342-7372 ext. 634

Even if you don't get to participate this time, they may keep your name for next time.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

CVS Challenge Ends

I finished my $25 CVS Challenge. I started in June and kept money on my gift card until November, so almost 6 months). I looked back at everything I bought and found that I got over $300 worth of stuff at CVS for $25. That is just amazing. I think it is great. I probably could have done even better, but I was ready for it to end. I had fun doing it and I may do something like this again in the future. I hope you enjoyed reading. If you would like to see everything I bought, you can go HERE to see all the posts in the CVS Challenge category. I did not get pictures of everything, but I did post about everything.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, November 17) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

57DRW3

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

CVS Challenge - 11/16/08

I did 1 transaction this week.

Starting Balances:
  • Gift Card: $7.21
  • ECBs: $21.17
Ending Balances:
  • Gift Card: $0.00
  • ECBs: $35.99
Here is what I got:

2 Candy Bars @ $0.50 each (not pictured)
4 Glade Candles @ $2.50 each
2 8 pk AAA Batteries @ $5.99 each
1 16 pk AA Batteries @ $9.99
1 L'Oreal Age Perfect @ $15.99
2 Notepads @ $0.50 each
1 Carmel $0.33 (not pictured)

Coupons Used:

3 - $0.75 off batteries
1 - $1.00 off L'Oreal
2 - $1.50 off 2 Glade Candles
$10 off a $50 purchase
$21.17 in ECBs used

My total was $14.26. I had $7.21 left on the gift card and I paid the rest out of my pocket. I earned $35.99 in ECBs.

I guess the $25.00 CVS Challenge is over. I used all my gift card. I received another $10 off a $50 purchase coupon and I have $35.99 in ECBs. I will probably get some things I want or need. This has been fun finding out how much I have been able to buy with just $25.00 to start with. I plan to post later the approximate value of the items I purchased. Thanks for reading.

CVS Trip 11/16/08

I made it to CVS this week already and did 2 transactions. I took a picture that included both transactions.

1st Transaction
Here is what I got:

1-2pk 9 volt batteries @ $5.99
1-8pk AAA batteries @ $5.99
1-16pk AA batteries @ $9.99

Coupons Used:

$0.75 off batteries
$20 in ECBs

Total Out of Pocket: $1.22
ECBs Earned: $15.00


2nd Transaction
Here is what I got:

1-L'Oreal Age Perfect @ $15.99

Coupons Used:

$1.00 off
$15 in ECBs

Total Out of Pocket: $0.08
ECBs Earned: $15.99

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Free Book from Snapfish

Snapfish and Oprah are offering a free 20 page 8" x 11" custom cover book. You have to act fast. You must have the coupon loaded in your account before midnight tonight (Friday) and order the book by Sunday before midnight. You will have to pay for the shipping, but that is $6.99.

I am in the process of making my book. If you do not have a Snapfish account, it is easy to get one. Also after becoming a member, you get 20 free prints.

I have made photo books from Shutterfly before, but not Snapfish. I am sure they are similar. We really like our photo books. They make great gifts.

Be sure to sign up before midnight tonight to load the coupon to your account and make you book before midnight on Sunday.

Go HERE to get your free photo book loaded to your account.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, November 10) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

LK43CE

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

CVS Challenge - 11/9/08

It has been a while since I posted my deals for my CVS Challenge. I am not going to give details for each transaction, just my most recent one.

Starting Balances:
  • Gift Card: $14.70
  • ECBs: $16.79
Ending Balances:
  • Gift Card: $7.21
  • ECBs: $21.17
September 8, 2008
I went and spent some of my ECBs on some summer clearance. I also got a Loreal Advanced Cleansing cloths. I spent $3.23 on the gift card.

September 17, 2008
I got the St. Ives Lotion and a couple of candy bars (not pictured). I spent $0.64 on the gift card.

September 19, 2008
I got the above items and spent only $0.74 on the gift card.

September 30, 2008
I got the above items and another Dawn and only spent $0.30 on the gift card.

October 6, 2008
I got the things pictured and 2 packages of M&Ms. I spent $0.15 on the gift card.

October 18, 2008
I don't have a picture, but I bought a bottle of Fish Oil, a bottle of Vitamin C, 2 All Small & Mighty Detergents, 2 candy bars, and 2 packages of stickers. I spent $1.26 on the gift card.

October 27, 2008
I don't have a picture, but I bought 3 packages of Butterfinger Halloween Candy and 4 SoyJoy Bars. I spent $0.54 on the gift card.

November 9, 2008
Here is what I got:
1-St. Ives Body Wash @ $3.99
1-Vitamin Water @ $1.59
1-Candy Bar @ $0.50 (not pictured)

Coupons Used:
$1.00 off any Body Wash (printed at the end of one of my receipts)
$4.98 in ECBs

My total was $0.23 and I earned $4.59 in ECBs.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kroger Mega Event

Kroger is having a mega event this week. If you buy 10 participating items, then you get $5 off you order instantly (which equals $0.50 for each item). You can get some pretty good deals this week. You can check out The Thrifty Mama for some of the deals. Here is what I got:
I went today, my total for everything in the picture was over $95 without my coupons and Kroger savings. I saved $38.19 with my Kroger Plus Card and $37.80 with coupons, so I only paid $21.12 for everything.

I used paper coupons and coupons loaded to my Kroger Card. You can load coupons using P&G eSaver, Shortcuts, and Cellfire. This is the first time I every used Cellfire, but it worked perfectly.

Monday, November 3, 2008

K-Mart Trips

A few weeks ago, K-mart had their Max Factor products on sale. They were buy one, get one free. There was a coupon a while back for buy one, get one free for any lip product. I went and got 8 lip glosses and only had to pay tax. My total was $2.01. The lip glosses were originally $6.49 each so with out the sale and the coupons, my total would have been $51.92 without tax. You can click on the picture to get a better view of the receipt. This was a great find. These will make great stocking stuffers and fillers for gift baskets.

I also took advantage of the Super Double coupons at K-mart last week. The total for the products in the picture totaled about $55 and after the coupons, I only paid about $8.50. (I am not sure where the receipt for an exact total.) I look at the picture and think I would not pay over $50 for these products. I would not have bought these if I didn't have coupons and they were not doubled. You can get some great deals if you have the right coupons when K-mart has their Super Double Coupons. I am not sure if they will do it again or not, but if they do, I will try to post about it.

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, November 3) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

67JFP8

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Where Have I Been?

If you read this blog regularly, you may be asking yourself what happened. I know I try to post deals on a regular basis, but things have come up and I've been busy.

Two weeks ago, Chloe (my youngest daughter) was sick. She had a fever and a cold. I took her to the doctor and found out she only had a cold.

On Thursday night that week, my mom called to tell me that my grandma had died. She was just 1 day (actually just a few hours) from turning 80 years old. She had been in the nursing home for a few months. In that time, she gotten to where she had a hard time getting around. The visitation was Saturday evening with the funeral on Sunday afternoon.

Late Friday night that week, Callie (my middle daughter) woke up with a fever and throwing up. She was sick much of the day on Saturday.

I was still able to attend the visitation and the funeral because Ryan stayed home with the girls.

This past week has been filled with Halloween preparations. We usually have a small Halloween party and I needed to get the house ready for that. I also worked on getting costumes for the girls.

So, I am sorry I have been a bit absent. I am going to try to start posting more frequently now. I am excited to post a couple of deals I got a Kmart the past couple of weeks.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

K-Mart Super Double Coupons

Some K-Mart stores are offering the Super Double Coupons again. You will need to call to see if your store is participating. Some are not participating, but will honor the super double coupons.

K-mart is doubling coupons with a face value of up to $2. That means if you have a $2 coupon, you can get $4 off the product. One exception is if the product costs less then the double coupon amount. Then you will just get the item free. You will have to pay tax on the item even if you get it free.

There are many deals to get with this sale. Check out Coupon Cravings for a few.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, October 27) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

93NCA5

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

CVS Deals - Week of 10/26/08

Here are some good places to look for the CVS deals this week:
Remember if you are new to CVS, there are several good resources HERE.

Walgreens Deals - Week of 10/26/08

Here are a few places to look for the Walgreens deals this week:
Remember if you are new to Walgreens, then look HERE for some great resources.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

$5 Walgreens Coupon

Walgreen's put the coupon on their website.

You can save $5 off a $20 purchase. This coupon is good in the store or online. It is good Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25. Go HERE to print your coupon.

Make sure to print your to take advantage of this offer. Go HERE to see this weeks deals.

Walgreens Coupon 10/24 & 10/25

There is a new Walgreen's coupon out. It is not on the Walgreen's website, but at coupons.com. You can print 2 per computer. It is good Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 only. I am sure there are many great deals you can combine with this coupon. You can print the coupon HERE. You may have to look through the pages to find it, but it is there.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Walgreens Deals - Week of 10/19/08

Here are a few places I look for Walgreens Deals each week:
Remember if you are new to Walgreens, then look HERE for some great resources.

CVS Deals - Week of 10/19/08

Here are some good places to look for the CVS deals each week:
Remember if you are new to CVS, there are several good resources HERE.

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, October 6) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

PK66H8

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Walgreens Coupon

There is a new Walgreen's coupon. You can save $5 off a $25 purchase. This coupon is good in the store or online. It is good Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18. Go HERE to print your coupon.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kellogg's Cereal Coupons

There are some $1.00 off coupons for Kellogg's cereal at coupons.com. These are great. If you find a sale, you might even be able to get cereal for $1.00 a box. You can print each coupon twice.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wal-Mart Trip

I went to Wal-Mart today and found several good deals. I saved almost $40 with coupons. I did not take a picture, but I thought I would highlight a few of the things I got.

South Beach High Protein Cereal Bars $2.98
- $2.00 printable coupon = $0.98

Green Giant Steamers $1.23
- $1.00 from newspaper = $0.23

Zone Perfect Bar (single) $0.96
- $1.00 from newspaper = FREE

Taster's Choice Stick Pack Carton $0.98
- Free printable coupon = FREE

Rozoni Smart Taste Pasta $1.50
- $1.00 from newspaper = $0.50

Nestle Pure Life Water (24 pack) $3.88
- $1.00 printable = $2.88

Pizza Rolls (box) $1.64
- $1.00 printable or HERE = $0.64

Hunts Tomato Sauce $0.34 each
- $1.00 off 2 printable = FREE

I got several other things. I just thought I would share these. Hopefully you will be able to get some good deals.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

This Week's Menu:
  • Monday: Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
  • Tuesday: Sloppy Joe, Chips
  • Wednesday: Baked Spaghetti, Salad, Rolls
  • Thursday: Roast, Potatoes, Carrots
  • Friday: Chicken Casserole
  • Saturday, Lunch: Leftovers
  • Saturday, Supper: Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy
  • Sunday, Lunch: Eat Out
  • Sunday, Supper: On your own

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekly Goals - 10/13/08

Here are my goals for this week, they are very similar to last week's goals:
  • 1. Workout 3 times (This will be a goal until I can develop it as a good habit.)
  • 2. Make a menu for the week
  • 3. Get picture taken of one of the girls at Sears
  • 4. Clip & file coupons from this week
  • 5. Post to this blog each day
  • 6. Post to family blog 3 times
  • 7. Clean out drawer in buffet
  • 8. Make Callie a tutu
  • 9. Install the new Automatic Shower Cleaner
  • 10. Spend a little time each day for myself

Here is how I did with last week's goals:

Goal 1: Workout 3 times. I did not go to the gym this week. I walked three times in our neighborhood.

Goal 2: Make a menu for the week. I completed this.

Goal 3: Get picture taken of one of the girls at Sears. I did not do this again. I have made a plan and hope to have their picture taken this week.

Goal 4: Clip & file coupons from last week. All my coupons got clipped and some got filed. I am almost caught up.

Goal 5: Post to this blog each day.
I did this. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.

Goal 6: Post to family blog 3 times. I completed this.

Goal 7: Clean out drawer in buffet. I did not complete this yet.

Goal 8: Take recycling. I went Saturday morning and unload all our recyclables.

Goal 9: Clean out the car. I completed this today.

Goal 10: Spend a little time each day for myself. I did this. I found time for myself each day. I even left the girls and went shopping one day.

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, October 13) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

7CB23W

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Flowers

Ryan gave me some flowers a few weeks ago. I thought they were so beautiful, I just had to take a picture. We finally had to throw the flowers out because they died, so I thought I would post the picture for everyone to see.

He gave me the flowers for no other reason than he loves me. I thought that was so special. I am lucky to have such a great husband.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

CVS

Time for a new week at CVS. Here are some places I look for the CVS deals each week. Remember to look at the post to be sure you are looking at the deals for the current week.
Remember if you are new to CVS, there are several good resources HERE.

Walgreens

It's that time again. The beginning of the week, time to look for more deals. Here are a few places I look for Walgreens Deals each week. Remember to look to be sure you are looking at the deals for the current week.
Remember if you are new to Walgreens, then look HERE for some great resources.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Printable Coupons

There are some new printable coupons from SC Johnson. There are $30 worth of coupons. Use these coupons combined with some of the sales and rebates at Walgreens to get free cleaning products. Go HERE to print you coupons.

You can see some of the deals at I Heart Wags.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Walgreens Trip

I went to Walgreens on Monday this week. I found a few good deals. Here is what I got:
  • 2 Crest Toothpaste @ $1.99 each
  • 2 Playtex Tampons @ 4.00 each
  • 1 Loreal Cleansing Cloths @ $6.99
  • 3 Brachs Candy @ $1.50 each
So, 1.99 + 1.99 + 4.00 + 4.00 + 6.99 + 1.50 + 1.50 + 1.50 = 23.47

Coupons Used:
  • 2 - $1.00 Crest coupons
  • 2 - $1.00 Playtex printable coupons
  • 1 - $1.00 Loreal coupon
  • Easy Saver Crest Coupon $2.00 ($1.00 each)
  • Easy Saver Playtex Coupon $2.00
So, 23.47 - 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 - 2.00 - 2.00 = 14.47

Then I used a $10.00 & a $4.00 register reward bringing my subtotal to $0.47.

So I paid $1.17 on my gift card and I will get $6.99 (+ 0.70 bonus) back on my gift card for next month.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fabreze @ Kroger


I thought I would share one of the deals at Kroger this week. The Fabreze Noticeables are priced at $7.75 each. There was a $5 coupon in a recent newspaper and you can load a $5 coupon to your Kroger Card HERE.

I went tonight and was able to use both coupons. The one loaded to your Kroger card automatically comes off and then the cashier scans your paper coupon.

Here is how it should work:
$7.75 - $5.00 (from Kroger card) - $5.00 (paper coupon) = -$2.25

Just make sure you have enough to cover any overage.

NOTE: You can also find the Fabreze Noticeables at Wal-Mart for $5.97 making it only $0.97 with the $5 coupon.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Homemade Tutu

The picture is a little dark, but you can see the tutu I made for Cassidy for her birthday. I gave it to her before her birthday so she could wear it to her dance class on Thursday evening.

I found a tutorial HERE.

Free Samples


I have not posted the free samples I got in the mail for a while. I got lots of things. As I was cleaning out the buffet drawers, I found even more. I will list the things I got and if they are still available, then they are in the side column. If you find one of the samples is not longer available, then you can leave a comment or email me and I will remove it. Thank you for reading.

Here is what I got:
  • Huggies Diaper & Wipes
  • Stride Gum
  • Keep Moving Exercise DVD & Pedometer
  • Pedia-Pop
  • Parent's Choice Formula
  • Old Spice Body Wash & $1 coupon
  • Schick Quattro Titanium Razor & Trimmer
  • Magic Eraser & $0.50 coupon
  • Cascade Complete & $1.50 coupon
  • Hyland's Leg Cramp Relief
  • Dove Shampoo & Conditioner & $1.50 coupon
  • Kashi Cookie
  • Tampax Pearl Tampons (3) & $1.50 & $1 coupons
  • Sunsilk Hair Products (straight to perfection) & 2 $1 coupons
  • Sunsilk Hair Products (daring volume) & 2 $1 coupons
  • Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
  • Nivea Extreme Comfort Balm & $1 coupon
  • 2 Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes
  • Pledge Multi Surface Wipe
  • Purex Natural Elements Laundry Detergent
  • Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Head & Shoulders Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement Coromega & 2 $5 & a $2 coupon
  • Kotex 2 pads & 2 liners
  • Avdea Green Science Lifting Serum
  • Fiber One Cereal & Granola Bar & Coupons
  • Pampers Potty Training Kit
  • Ziploc Big Bags, 1XL & 1XXL
  • Scott Toilet Paper & $0.75 coupon
  • McCormick Grill Mates
  • Warm Delights Mini
  • Schick Intuition Razor & $2 coupon
  • Medela Bottle & Breast Feeding Guide
Rebates Received:
  • Sears Gift Card $5
  • Excedrin Back & Body $4.79
  • Scrubbing Bubbles $4.92
  • 2 Manicure or Pedicure Certificates
  • 3 Movie Tickets
I hope you are requesting your free samples and getting little surprises in the mail. I know it is a lot more fun for us to check the mail now.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, October 6) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

DGM314

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Walgreens Deals - Week of 10/5/08

Here are a few places I look for Walgreens Deals each week:
Remember if you are new to Walgreens, then look HERE for some great resources.

CVS Deals - Week of 10/5/08

Here are some places I look for the CVS deals each week:
Remember if you are new to CVS, there are several good resources HERE.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

I decided to participate in Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie again this week.

This Week's Menu:

  • Monday: Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs
  • Tuesday: Turkey Ham, Mac & Cheese, Corn
  • Wednesday: Ham, Beans, & Cornbread
  • Thursday: Bertolli Meat Lasagna Rustica (Frozen Meal)
  • Friday: Hot Dogs, Chips, Cut up Veggies
  • Saturday, Lunch: Grilled Cheese, Beans & Weenies
  • Saturday, Supper: Cook on Grill, Veggie, Bread
  • Sunday, Lunch: Eat Out
  • Sunday, Supper: Leftovers
Check out other menus at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Weekly Goals - 10/6/08

Here are my goals for this week:
  • 1. Workout 3 times (This will be a goal until I can develop it as a good habit.)
  • 2. Make a menu for the week
  • 3. Get picture taken of one of the girls at Sears
  • 4. Clip & file coupons from this week
  • 5. Post to this blog each day
  • 6. Post to family blog 3 times
  • 7. Clean out drawer in buffet
  • 8. Take recycling
  • 9. Clean out the car
  • 10. Spend a little time each day for myself

Here is how I did with last week's goals:

Goal 1: Workout 3 times. I did not make it to the gym this week. I have been concentrating on trying to be happy. I did walk one time this week. I am going to do better next week.

Goal 2: Make a menu for the week. I completed this.

Goal 3: Get picture taken of one of the girls at Sears. I did not do this yet. I will try to complete it this week.

Goal 4: Clip & file coupons from last week. All my coupons got clipped and some got filed. I am almost caught up.

Goal 5: Take cans to be recycled.
I took these this week and got $5 which I used for lunch one day.

Goal 6: Make a tutu. I made Cassidy's tutu. She really liked it.

Goal 7: Clean out drawer in buffet. I did not complete this yet.

Goal 8: Take recycling on Saturday. I forgot to take the recycling. I remembered at about noon on Saturday and they were getting ready to close. I will take it this week.

Goal 9: Try a new recipe. We tried the Chicken Casserole last week. I think it was a success. It was a very easy meal that we will have again.

Goal 10: Plan & have a birthday party for Cassidy (she is going to be 6 years old). Cassidy's party was Friday night and she had a good time. She loves parties and being the center of attention. I think she got many of the gifts she was wanting. She is growing up so fast.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Walgreens Coupon

There is a new Walgreens coupon good this Friday and Saturday (October 3 & 4) only. It is $5 off a purchase of $20 or more. Go HERE to print your coupon.

This would be a great coupon to use for the free after rebate deals or the register rewards deals.

CVS

Are you new to CVS? I compiled some links on how to best shop at CVS and using the Extra Care Bucks. Click on the links below:
Hopefully these tutorials will explain everything you could ever want to know about shopping at CVS.

Walgreens

Are you new to Walgreens? I compiled some links on how to best utilize the deals at Walgreens including the monthly rebates. Click on the links below:
I am sure there are others, but these are a few good resources on learning to shop at Walgreens.

Super Double Coupons @ Kmart

The Super Double Coupons are back at Kmart. It is advertised in select stores, but several people have been told that all stores will honor it. I am not sure, you may want to call your local store before spending lots of time collecting you coupons. They are doubling coupons up to a $2 face value. This event takes place from October 1 - October 5, so hurry into you local Kmart.

You can check out some of the deals at the following sites:
If I find any more sites with deals, I will add to this.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Walgreens Deals - Week of 9/28/08

Here are a few places I look for Walgreens Deals each week:

CVS Deals - Week of 9/28/08

I thought I would share a few of the sites where I find my deals each week.

Here are some places I look for the CVS deals each week:

Menu Plan Monday

This Week's Menu:
  • Monday: Chicken/Shrimp, Peas, Mac & Cheese
  • Tuesday: Chicken Casserole
  • Wednesday: Chili, Veggies
  • Thursday: Roast, Potatoes, Carrots
  • Friday: Pizza & Cake (Cassidy's Birthday)
  • Saturday, Lunch: Sandwiches, Chips, & Veggies
  • Saturday, Supper: Hot Dogs, Chips, Beans
  • Sunday, Lunch: Eat Out
  • Sunday, Supper: On your own

Weekly Goals - 9/29/08

Here are my goals for this week:
  • 1. Workout 3 times (This will be a goal until I can develop it as a good habit.)
  • 2. Make a menu for the week
  • 3. Get picture taken of one of the girls at Sears
  • 4. Clip & file coupons from this week
  • 5. Take cans to be recycled
  • 6. Make a tutu
  • 7. Clean out drawer in buffet
  • 8. Take recycling on Saturday
  • 9. Try a new recipe
  • 10. Plan & have a birthday party for Cassidy (she is going to be 6 years old)

Here is how I did with last week's goals:

Goal 1: Workout 3 times. I only made it to the gym one time this past week. I took a walk with Ryan one night and then we went to Holiday World on Sunday. I think the workout at Holiday World was probably the hardest. It seems like everywhere you go it is uphill (especially when you are pushing the stroller). Ryan & I did take turns pushing the stroller.

Goal 2: Make a menu for the week. I completed this.

Goal 3: Get picture taken of one of the girls at Sears. I did not do this last week. I will try to do it this week.

Goal 4: File coupons. Before the coupons came this weekend in the newspaper, I had all (except a few I may still find) my coupons clipped and filed. I was SO happy. I took out all the coupons that were expiring this week. I want to clip the coupons from this week and get them filed before I get any more coupons.

Goal 5: Send for rebates that are on the computer desk.
I finally got these sent off.

Goal 6: Sew something. Sadly, I did not take the time to sew something this week either. Cassidy's birthday is this week and I would like to try to make the tutu for her birthday.

Goal 7: Clean out drawer in buffet. I started to clean out one of the drawers, but I did not complete it yet. I will try to finish this week.

Goal 8: Organize cleaning supply closet. I finished organizing the closet, you can see it HERE.

Goal 9: Try a new recipe. We did not try any new recipes this week.

Goal 10: Make a Shutterfly book. I can be a little bit of a procrastinator. I had a free photo book from Shutterfly, but it had to be ordered by the 26th. Of course, I worked on it that day and finally completed it in the early evening. I went to order it and found out that the style I picked was not one of the free books. I was pretty disappointed. I decided I was not going to give up my free book, so I spent a couple of hours after the girls went to bed working on a new book that would be free. I completed it. I also had a free Shutterfly book that I won, so I ordered 2 copies of the book I completed. Since I worked all day on the first book, I decided to order that one also. I ended up paying a little over $30 for all three books including shipping. These books usually run about $30 each plus about $8 shipping. I can't wait until they come. The books should be here either the end of this week, or early next week. I will post a picture when they come.

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, September 29) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

LA45W7

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Friday, September 26, 2008

CVS Sale Dates

I just wanted to let everyone know that our local CVS is going back to the sales starting on Sunday and ending on Saturday. You should get a sales ad in Saturday's (or Sunday's) newspaper.

Walgreens Coupon & Deals

There is a new Walgreens coupon good this Friday and Saturday (9/26 & 9/27) only. You save $5 when you spend $20 or more. Go HERE to print your coupon.

Today and tomorrow the September and October Easy Saver Books overlap. You can use the coupons from both books. This is a good time to get some of the rebate items.

Here are a few sites with deals using this coupon:

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Menu Plan Monday (or Wednesday)

This Week's Menu:
  • Monday: On you own (leftovers, soup, etc)
  • Tuesday: Biscuits & Gravy
  • Wednesday: Eat out (kids are going to the neighbor's house)
  • Thursday: Chicken Casserole
  • Friday: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread
  • Saturday: Lunch: Leftovers, Supper: Hot Dogs, Chips, Beans
  • Sunday: Lunch: Eat Out, Supper: Cook on Grill, Corn, Potatoes

Organized Cleaning Supply Closet

BEFORE

AFTER
I finally finished cleaning this closet. My mom came over yesterday to help me clean the house. After cleaning up the kitchen and living room, I felt a little energized. Mom said she would help the closet also. I started emptying the closet out and it didn't take long to organize the shelves. At least now, like things are together and nothing is falling off the shelves. I may be hard to tell in the pictures, but it is much better.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Weekly Goals - 9/23/08

Here are my goals for this week:
  • 1. Workout 3 times (This will be a goal until I can develop it as a good habit.)
  • 2. Make a menu for the week
  • 3. Get picture taken of one of the girls at Sears
  • 4. File coupons
  • 5. Send for rebates that are on the computer desk.
  • 6. Sew something
  • 7. Clean out drawer in buffet
  • 8. Organize cleaning supply closet
  • 9. Try a new recipe
  • 10. Make a Shutterfly book

Here is how I did with last week's goals:

Goal 1: Workout 3 times. Same as last week. I took a walk around the neighborhood 2 times and worked out at the gym only once. I am going to try to workout at the gym more this week.

Goal 2: Make a menu for the week. I completed this.

Goal 3: Iron 5 things. I completed this.

Goal 4: File coupons. I am still working on my coupons. It is never ending.

Goal 5: Take recycling.
Thanks to my wonderful husband, this goal was completed.

Goal 6: Sew something. Sadly, I did not take the time to sew something. I did go to a fabric store to buy the supplies to make the girls a tutu.

Goal 7: Clean out drawer in buffet. I completed this. I have several other drawers I want to complete, so I will make this a goal again.

Goal 8: Organize cleaning supply closet. I did not get to this yet. I will complete it next week.

Goal 9: Try a new recipe. I did this. We had Shrimp Fried Rice instead of our usual Chicken Fried Rice. Of course, I did not eat it, I don't like shrimp. I am going to try to have something new next week also.

Goal 10: Find good place for Cassidy's school papers. I bought a portable hanging file folder case. I put her papers she brings home each day in there. I also put all important papers from school in a folder in the front of the case. She keeps her library book and her speech folder on top of the case. It is all easy to find when we need it.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, September 22) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

CR654D

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Friday, September 19, 2008

CVS Deals 9/19 - 9/25 (or 9/21 - 9/27)

I decided I would share some CVS deals with you this week. Most CVS stores run there sale Sunday - Saturday, but our store recently started running their sales Friday - Thursday. I read many blogs to find the best deals for me. Here are a few you could look at to find the best deals for you:

The Thrifty Mama
I Heart CVS
Economic Endeavors
Coupon Cravings


There are a few other sites I look at, but they do not have their preview up yet. I will try to update this when they post their CVS deals.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kroger Trip 9/16/08

I made a quick trip to Kroger yesterday. I needed some cheese for the lasagna I was making. I also wanted to use a few of my coupons that were going to be expiring.

Here is what I got:

10 Cottonelle Toilet Paper @ $0.99 each
7 Neutra Air Kit @ $5.99 each on sale
1 Kroger Cheese @ $2.39
2 Glade Warmers @ $1.89 each
1 20oz Coke @ $1.49

Coupons Used:
1 Free Coke $1.49
BOGO Free Glade Warmer $1.89
10 Cottonelle $0.50 doubled to $0.99 each
7 Neutra Air $5.00 each
Took in my own bags $0.04 (x7)

After looking at my receipt, I noticed I got an extra $1.00 took off my total.

Total Before Coupons: $63.94
Total After Coupons: $13.94
Total Coupons Savings: $50.00

The bottom of my receipt says:
  • Mfg coupon savings $43.88
  • Bonus coupons savings $5.40
  • Kroger plus savings $42.28
  • Total Savings (90%) $91.56
This was a great trip.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, September 15) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:

2THS48

To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.

Menu Plan Monday 9/15/08

I decided to participate in Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie this week. This is my first time. I have looked at many other peoples menus there and have found a few recipes to try.

This Week's Menu:

  • Monday: Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread
  • Tuesday: Turkey Ham, Corn, Mac & Cheese
  • Wednesday: Steak on Grill, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
  • Thursday: Roast, Potatoes, Carrots
  • Friday: Eggplant Parmesan
  • Saturday: Lunch: Leftover Roast, Supper: Hot Dogs, Chips, Beans
  • Sunday: Lunch: Eat Out, Supper: Cook on Grill, Corn, Potatoes
Check out other menus at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Weekly Goals - Week of 9/14/08

Here are my goals for this week:
  • 1. Workout 3 times
  • 2. Make a menu for the week
  • 3. Iron 5 things
  • 4. File coupons
  • 5. Take recycling
  • 6. Sew something
  • 7. Clean out drawer in buffet
  • 8. Organize cleaning supply closet
  • 9. Try a new recipe
  • 10. Find good place for Cassidy's school papers

Here is how I did with last week's goals:

Goal 1: Workout 3 times. I took a walk around the neighborhood 2 times and worked out at the gym only once. I am going to try to workout at the gym more this week.

Goal 2: Make a menu for the week. I completed this.

Goal 3: Iron 5 things. I completed this.

Goal 4: Work on coupons. I am still working on my coupons. I think I just about have everything clipped including this week. I have them sorted in two categories - food or non-food. I am going to do my best to get everything filed this week.

Goal 5: Finish organizing pantry.
I finished this and you can see a picture HERE.

Goal 6: Make a dessert for new neighbors. I did not make a dessert for our new neighbors, but I did make a dessert for my parents. My mom had surgery this past week and I made them a meal and dessert.

Goal 7: Lower Chloe's bed. I completed this.

Goal 8: Organize cleaning supply closet. I did not get to this yet. I will make it a goal for next week.

Goal 9: Try a new recipe. I did not do this yet. I planned a couple of new things, but we did not get to them. We will strive for something new next week.

Goal 10: Enter codes at Pampers.com. I completed this.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Walgreens Coupon

Walgreens put out another coupon. This is good only on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13. It is for $10 off you purchase of $40 or more. You can find the coupon HERE.

This would be a great time to get some of the monthly rebate items if you still haven't picked them up. You can find a list of the rebate items at I heart Walgreens.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

An Organized Pantry

I finally finished organizing my pantry. This closet actually used to be our laundry closet. We put shelves in it this year and expanded our storage. The only problem is it has been unorganized.

BEFORE


AFTER

I've put many things in containers and labeled them. I put shelf liners on some shelves to prevent the cans and boxes from falling over. I am happy with the results and happy to be finished. I added a basket, but I am not sure what I want to put in it yet. I also added a nail to hang my reusable bags. I still would like to get something to hang up for my plastic bags. I figured next time I venture to Wal-Mart or K-Mart, I will look.