Thursday, April 29, 2010

You Tube: How to Recognize a Coupon Girl

A Chesapeake Mommy posted a link to this You Tube video on our forum. I can totally relate! Can you?

(except I've never "gifted" women's products!)

Acme: Sale Through 4/29

Yup! I'm late as usual but better late than never, right?

If you get a chance to stop by Acme today you still have time to take advantage of a killer Catalina promo going on right now.

If you purchase $25 in select products you earn $10 back in Catalina coupons (in the form of (2) $5 coupons). What makes this deal even sweeter is that the $25 is based off of shelf price and NOT sale price (unless the item is on Knock Down, then it's based on the KD price).

Here's my score from this morning:

(5) Danimals drinkable yogurt smoothies, shelf $3.59, sale $2
(3) Activia yogurt, shelf $2.99, sale $2

Shelf price: $26.92 (I hit the $25 mark)
Sale price: $16
Coupons: (5) $1 Danimals & (3) $1 Activia Sunday paper manufacturer coupons

Total Out of Pocket: $8

Earned back: $10 in Catalinas!

(and I got a $2 survey coupon at the bottom of my receipt - SCORE!)

In the end, with the Catalina promo I wind up ahead of the game by $2. And if I didn't have all the manufacturer coupons, I'd still only be paying $8 out of pocket for 8 yogurts; $1 each is CHEAP!

A few other scenarios I did earlier in the week using the same Catalina promo (last page of circular):

Transaction #1:

(4) Hebrew National Reduced Fat Beef Hot Dogs, shelf $6.59, sale $3

Shelf price: $25.96
Sale price: $12

Total Out of Pocket: $12

Earned back: $10 in Catalinas! ($.50/pk of "real" hot dogs!)

Transaction #2:

(2) Brawny 8 pk Paper Towels, shelf $10.99, sale $5.99
(1) Danimals drinkable yogurt smoothies, shelf $3.59, sale $2

Shelf price: $25.57
Sale price: $13.98
Coupons: $1/2 Brawny & $1 Danimals Sunday paper manufacturer coupons

Total Out of Pocket: $1.98 (rolled $10 in Catalinas from Trans. #1)

Earned back: $10 in Catalinas! ($1.98 for 16 p. towel rolls & 1 pkg of yogurt!)

Transaction #3:

(2) Quilted Northern, shelf $10.99, sale $5.99
(1) Marie Calendars frozen meal, shelf $5.19, sale $3

Shelf price: $27.17
Sale price: $14.98
Coupons: $1/2 Quilted Northern Sunday paper manufacturer coupon

Total Out of Pocket: $3.98 (rolled $10 in Catalinas from Trans. #2)

Earned back: $10 in Catalinas! ($3.98 for 24 rolls of t.p. and a frozen dinner)

In the end, I still had $10 in Catalinas left from Transaction #3 so I used them towards my 4th Transaction. It consisted of our weekly haul of fresh fruit & veggies, meats, and milk.

With or without coupons, it's still a good idea to try and fit Acme into your schedule today!

MyCokeRewards: 20 Bonus Points

MyCokeRewards points collectors-

Now through May 2nd, earn 20 extra points just for entering 5 Diet Coke codes.

Boston Market: Printable Coupons

Going to Boston Market? There's no excuse for you to pay full price! Click here to scope out their latest printable coupon savings.

Meow Mix: $1 off 3 Coupon

... and if you're shopping for cat food at PETCO use this $1/3 coupon for Meow Mix Market Select cups.

Remember to hit your browser's back button 2 - 3 times to get 2 prints.

PETCO: $5 off $25

Now through May 1st, take this coupon to PETCO to save an additional $5 off your purchase of $25 or more.

Remember, you can use manufacturer coupons in addition to a PETCO store coupon to maximize your savings!

Osh Kosh: 25% off $40

Now through May 2nd, take this coupon to Osh Kosh to save 25% off your purchase of $40 or more.

Carter's: 25% off $40

Now through May 2nd, take this coupon to Carter's to save an additional 25% off your purchase of $40 or more.

Johnson's Baby Sunscreen $2 Coupon

I'm a big fan of protecting babies and kids with sunscreen. Print this $2 coupon to save when you protect your "babies" with the new Johnson's baby sunscreen.

Kohl's: 15% Off In-Store or Online

Friday, April 30th through Sunday, May 1st take this coupon to Kohl's to save an additional 15% off your purchase.

Shopping online?

Enter code WESAVEU15 at check out!

Lane Bryant: FREE Cacique Panty

Now through May 3rd you can register here at Lane Bryant and print out a coupon for a FREE Cacique panty.

Thanks poster Sherry D on Harford Cafe Yahoo Group!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

ShopRite: Sale Through 4/24

I had another great grocery shopping day! The haul from the 2 pictures above was only $67.11 out of pocket and I've got more coming back to me (see bottom of post)!

Here's what I did and how you can do it too:


(5) bananas, reg price $.59/lb, $1.25
(1) bag seedless grapes, sale $.99/lb, $1.27
(5) sweet potatoes, sale $.99/lb, $1.99
(4) Allen's frozen green beans, sale $.69
(4) Allen's Popeye frozen spinach, sale $.69
(4) Allen's frozen corn, sale $.69
(1) pint grape tomatoes, sale $2.50
(1) dozen Land O Lakes brown eggs, reg price $2.89
(1) 1 lb. bag of carrots, sale $.79
(2) Scrubbing Bubbles power cleaners, sale $7.99
(2) Scrubbing Bubbles power refills, sale $3.49
(2) Windex all-purpose, sale $2.50
(1) box Whiskas cat food, reg price $5.49
(2) Marcal small steps toilet paper, reg price $.99
(2) 8th continent soy milk, sale $1.89
(1) Maxwell House coffee, reg price $3.69
(1) Morton's Season All, sale $.99
(1) 6 pk Hugs juice drinks, sale $.99
(1) 4 pk 9 Lives, sale $1.59
(4) Chock Full O Nuts coffee, sale $1.99
(3) Reynold's Recycled Aluminum Foil, sale $1.99
(4) Post Honey Bunches, sale $2
(2) Ortega taco kits, sale $1.67
(1) 6 pk Black Bottoms from bakery, reg price $3.49
(1) 4 pk Carrot & Raisin muffins, bakery markdown $1.98
(10) Ortega taco seasoning packets, sale $.66
(1) Beech-Nut Let's Grow yogurt nibbles, sale $2.59
(2) Ronzoni Garden Delight, sale $1.67
(3) Lunchables, sale $1.77
(1) Lunchables, sale $1.64
(1) loaf of French Bread from the bakery, reg price $1.59
(1) ~ pound deli ham, sale $4.03
(1) ~ pound deli cheese, sale $$4.84
(1) GoodNites boxers (for a friend), 50% clearance $5.64
(1) gallon of milk (not pictured, it was in the fridge!), reg price $2.99

Coupons used:

(2) $5 Scrubbing Bubbles from Sunday paper (MONEYMAKER!!!*)
(2) $1 Windex from Sunday paper, also here
(3) $1 Lunchables from Sunday paper ($.77!)
(6) $1/2 Ortega products from Sunday paper
(12) $.55 Allen's vegetable from eBay (FREE)
(2) $1/2 Honey Bunches from Sunday paper
(4) $.75 Chock Full O Nuts from Sunday paper
(1) $.75 Reynold's Wrap from Sunday paper ($.99!)
(1) $.50 Land O Lakes eggs from Sunday paper
(1) $1 Beech-Nut Let's Grow from Sunday paper
(1) $1 Whiskas blinkie
(1) $1 Maxwell House from Sunday paper
(11) $.05 Bag Refill Credits

Catalinas Earned & Rolled:

$4 WYB 4 Scrubbing Bubbles products*
$3 WYB 1 Scrubbing Bubbles starter (x2)*
$1 WYB 1 Scrubbing Bubbles refill (x2)*
$2 WYB 2 Windex

Catalina For Next Time:

$3 WYB 4 Post Honey Bunches

Mail-In Rebates:

$5 Scrubbing Bubbles, SC Johnson
$5 Windex, SC Johnson

And I earned more ShopRite Family and Baby Buck Points!

So today I spent $67.11 but I have a $3 Catalina left to spend at ShopRite and I've $10 coming to me in manufacturer rebates. The total expense for this haul, deducting the Cat and rebates, is $54.11. Once again... not bad for milk, meat, produce and all!

Buying Coupons

Anonymous Person: "What do you mean you buy coupons? That doesn't make sense. You're telling me I've got to spend money to save money?"

"Just that- sometimes I buy coupons. I buy them off of eBay or from the coupon clippers. Yes, you spend a little, but you SAVE A LOT!"

For some reason I get a strange look whenever I tell a "non-dealer" I sometimes buy coupons.

Here are my reasons for buying coupons and how I do it:

"Why on Earth Would You Buy A Coupon???" I Have 2 Main Reasons.

#1- To save money on expenses I KNOW I will incur

Last year when we were fixing up one of our rental homes to sell, we KNEW we'd be spending money at Lowe's home improvement store. I went on eBay and purchased some Lowe's $5 off $50 coupons. I think the 8 or so coupons I bought cost me $7 but I still saved $33.

Now if you can take a $33 out of your wallet right now, and throw it in the garbage can without blinking an eye, please read no more!

#2- To save money on product(s) that I KNOW I will use

Not too long ago I discovered Chobani Greek Yogurt. I instantly fell in love with the pineapple and pomegranate varieties. The unfortunate part of this love story was that each single serve cup of yogurt cost almost $2.

Now if you know anything about me, you'd be aware that I don't spend more than mere coins on a cup of yogurt, regardless of brand or liking. I just can't!

When I realized my local grocery store was featuring Chobani in their 10/$10 sale the following week I immediately got on eBay to scout out coupons.

I purchased a lot of (20) $1 off Chobani yogurt coupons for about $3. If you're quick on your math toes, you'll see that with the sale price and $1 coupons, I literally paid $3 out of pocket for 20 cups of yogurt... and not just any yogurt... Chobani yogurt (read the preceeding italicized words in a slurring, drooling-type tone).

Enough said?

"Ok, I get it. Now how do I buy them?"

Buy on eBay

Every time I get ready to shop on eBay (regardless of what I'm buying) I go through ebates FIRST. This way I earn FREE cash back. Just go to ebates (register first if necessary) and type in eBay.

Once on eBay, search whatever coupon you're looking for. Be sure to check out your seller's feedback and shipping fees to make sure your transaction is on the safe side.

Buy from The Clippers

If you are a person who wants to save, but don't have the needs to buy in bulk like a family would, you'd probably do best buying your extra coupons from the coupons clippers. For a small fee per coupon you can purchase the extras you need.

I know many, many, many folks who purchase from the clippers because it's a way for them to get a few coupons they need without having to buy a large lot of the same ones.

I subscribe to a newspaper subscription and receive multiple inserts from various family members. With the coupons I get from these means I tend to go on eBay (versus visiting the clippers) if I need more of one specific coupon.

Trade for FREE!

If you have a couponing friend, you could also pay NO MONEY, and trade coupons among each other.

I hope I've provided some helpful tips above for saving money by buying coupons. What did I leave out?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

FREE Sample Purex 3-in-1

Fill out the brief survey here and receive a free 2 pack sample of Purex® Complete 3 in 1 Laundry Sheets.

FREE Kraft Mac Cheesy Explosion

Who doesn't like FREE mac & cheese? Go here to request your FREE coupon (by mail) for a box or cup of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Cheesy Explosion.

CVS: Sale Through 4/24

I went to CVS yesterday and got the 13 items pictured above for .... $2.29 OOP!

Here's what I did and how you can do it too:


(1) pr. black fleece lined slippers, sale 90% off, $1.49
(1) aluminum water bottle, sale 75% off, $1.25
(1) 2 pk kitchen towels, sale 75% off, $.99
(2) Thermacare heat wraps, sale $2.49
(1) CVS tissues w/ lotion, sale $.99
(1) Edge shave gel, sale $2.79
(5) Larabars, sale 75% off, $.37
(1) Halle Berry .17 oz travel perfume, reg price $4.99
(1) Famous Amos (not pictured; baby ate 'em) bag of cookies, reg price $1.19

Used Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) from other purchases:

(1) $8.99
(1) $10.00

Paid $2.29 out of pocket including tax and got back:

(2) $2.49 ECBs from Thermacare (making them FREE)
(1) $1.80 ECBs from Edge (making it $.99)
(1) $5.00 ECBs from Halle Berry perfume (making it -$.01!)

Total ECBs earned back: $11.78

So... by "rolling" Extra Care Bucks from week to week I'm paying very little out of pocket and getting freebies again and again!

Acme: Sale Through 4/22

I went to Acme yesterday and scored all this for just $50! Milk, meat, produce and all!

This certainly wasn't my BEST trip but I picked up several things we needed which raised the out-of-pocket expense slightly.

Pictured above are:

(1) 1.5 lb. Mama Lucia frozen meatballs, sale 4 for $19.99
(1) 1 pk Martin's hot dog rolls, reg price $3.19
(1) 1 lb. frozen organic corn, sale price $1.79
(8) jars Beech-Nut baby food, sale price, $.24
(1) turtle watering can (the baby HAD to have it), sale price $.49
(1) 8 pk hamburger buns from the bakery, reg price $1.99
(2) Aunt Jemima boxed pancake mix, sale $1.25
(1) 2 lb pk Premio sweet italian sausage, sale 4 for $19.99
(2) 2 lb pk ground beef, sale 4 for $19.99
(1) Oscar Mayer Deli Creations sandwich kit, sale $2.50
(2) Yoplait Greek yogurt, sale $1
(2) Ellio's frozen pizzas, sale BOGO, reg price $5.19
(14) Propel waters, sale $1
(1) pk paper towels, reg price $1
(1) gallon milk, reg price $3.29
(2) salad bowls, sale BOGO, reg price $3.99
(5) bananas, reg price $.79/lb, $1.34
(8) boxes Quaker instant oatmeal, sale $1.25
(2) Lawry's marinade, sale $1
(2) 1 lb strawberries, sale BOGO, reg price $3.99
(2) McCormick grill mates, sale $1

Coupons used*:

(2) B3G1 FREE Beech-Nut baby food from home mailer
(1) $1/2 Aunt Jemima from Sunday paper ($.75 EACH!)
(1) $1 deli markdown coupon
(1) $1/2 Ellio's from Sunday paper
(2) $.45 Yoplait Greek yogurt ($.10 EACH!)
(14) $.50 Propel from tear pad @ CVS (FREE Propel!)
(4) $2/2 Quaker instant oatmeal from booklet @ Acme ($.25 EACH!)
(2) $.50 Lawry's marinade (FREE Lawry's!)
(2) $.50 McCormick Grill Mates (FREE Grill Mates!)
(1) $4 off $40 from Acme home mailer

* all coupons less than $1 doubled

And so... we had grilled burgers (seasoned w/ McCormick Grill Mates) on fresh hamburger rolls with organic corn and pasta salad for dinner last night and while the grill was going we also grilled the italian sausage.

This morning we all had oatmeal and bananas for breakfast.

Tonight we're having left over burgers and italian sausage (on YUMMY Martin's potato rolls.) The sausage that isn't eaten tonight will go in tomorrow night's spaghetti sauce OR black bean soup with sausage; I can't decide!

We've got a few more lunches and dinners coming from yesterday's haul as well as MANY, MANY, MANY more oatmeal and pancake breakfasts! Not too bad for $50!

FREE Reynold's Wrap: 4/22/10

Holy smokes, has it been a year already??? Earth Day is upon us again and that means another FREE roll of Reynold's Wrap Recycled Aluminum foil.

At 4:22 am EDT on 4/22/10, you can download the "FREE after rebate" form here.


When purchasing your roll, use this $1.25 coupon to reduce your out of pocket expense even further!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

GIVEAWAY: 2nd Chance!

And if you weren't the lucky winner for the $20 Giant Gift card, you still have one more day to try your luck.

Visit Treasured Reviews and enter there! You have until tomorrow, the 18th to enter. Good luck!

GIVEAWAY: Winner Announcement!

And the lucky winner who will receive a FREE $20 Giant Gift Card is.....

Drum Roll.....

There were 12 items in your list. Here they are in random order:


Timestamp: 2010-04-18 00:26:48 UTC

Doreen, it's your lucky day! Check your inbox and get back to me right away so we can work on getting your loot shipped to your door!

Thanks to all who entered and thanks to MyBlogSpark, General Mills, and Giant for supplying the info and giveaway items!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Grand Opening: Hyde and Seek Consignment Boutique

A message from Danielle Quattroche, owner of the new Hyde and Seek Consignment Boutique, located in Hydes, Maryland!

I'm excited to annouce the Grand opening of:

Hyde and Seek Consignment Boutique!

5235 Hydes Rd, Suite #2

Hydes, MD 20182


Our grand opening is Saturday April 10th 10-4

Please come out and see the shop!

Hyde and Seek is Featuring:

Western Rain Boots

Rileyroo shoes

Headbands and Barrettes

Taggie Blankets!

The store is filled with NEW to Gently Used- NAME BRAND clothes- (sizes N/B- 20)

( Gymboree, Gap, Polo, Hartstrings, Korkykids, Lilly, Janie and Jack, Holister, Aero..........etc.)

Danielle Quattrocche

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Watching What You Eat?

If you're watching what you eat, these may be helpful in both trimming your waist line and your spending!

Perdue Perfect Portions, $1 off
Weight Watchers Smart Ones, $1 off 4 (goes right to printing) and $1 off 5

ShopRite Mobile App

I've mentioned my love of ShopRite before. Well now there's even more to love! It appears they've recently released a new mobile app that works on iPod touches, iPhones, and iPads.

Interested? Check out more here!

Arm & Hammer Product Line Coupons

Just a friendly reminder that you should NEVER pay full price for Arm & Hammer products. They continually provide printable coupons on their website.

GIVEAWAY: MyBlogSpark & General Mills

Don't forget that you have until Saturday to enter the GIVEAWAY for a FREE $20 Giant (and Stop & Shop, Martins, etc.) Gift Card!

Gerber: Printable Coupons

Click here for printable, money-saving coupons on Gerber children's apparel and bedding. These are helpful when shopping for a new baby!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Recipe Zaar: Rice Krispies Sausage Casserole

A while back I had a really big box of Rice Krispies sitting in the cabinet. I was the only one in the house eating them and it was taking forever to put a dent in the box.

I decided to google "Rice Krispie recipe" and amidst the many hits for Rice Krispie Treats I discovered Rice Krispie Sausage Casserole on Recipe Zaar.

I made it for the hubby and son one night for dinner and what do you know-- the casserole dish was emptied; not a morsel left! Ever since my first attempt at this interesting dish it's been a hit! I made it for Easter and also today for Aunt Therese's birthday brunch. Everyone seems to love it!

Since Rice Krispies Sausage Casserole seems to be so popular I thought I'd share the recipe and also money-saving tips on ingredient substitutions.

When I first made it, I followed the recipe exactly:

1 small onion, chopped
1 lb hot sausage, browned
1 lb mild sausage, browned
2 cups cooked rice (or more)
5 cups Rice Krispies
2 (10 ounce) cans cream of celery soup
1/4 cup milk
2 (8 ounce) packages sharp cheddar cheese, grated
4 eggs, beaten

1. Brown sausage and onion together; drain.
2. Mix sausage mixture with rice.
3. Layer with Rice Krispies and cheese, dividing between 2 (2 qt.) casserole dishes.
4. Mix together eggs, milk and soup and spoon over tops of csseroles.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Since my first casserole, I've played around and substituted with what I've had on hand. A few inexpensive substitutions and tips that worked for me:


(5) boxes of thawed Brown 'N Serve sausage, chopped, for 1 lb mild & 1 lb hot sausage
Mozzarella, Monterey, Colby, and Pepperjack cheese for sharp cheddar
2 cans of Cream of Mushroom for 2 cans of Cream of Celery
2 cans of Cream of Chicken for 2 cans of Cream of Celery
Aldi brand of cream soups when I ran out of Campbell's

Inexpensive tip:

Use Eggland's Best egg coupons at a store that doubles. You'll typically get "better eggs" for less than the store brand.

So what do you think? Sound good? Are you willing to try this interesting recipe?

Target: 75% Off Blue Dot

I was at Target last night and all the blue dots in the Dollar Spot were an additional 75% off. A few items I was REALLY pleased with were:

1. Small rubber backed floral rug, $2.50, $.63 with 75% off. This is perfect for under the dog's water bowl.

2. Baby girl 2 pc top and bloomer set, $2.50, $.63 with 75% off. This is perfect for that extra change of clothes in the diaper bag.

3. Precious Moments "Potty" book, $1, $.25 with 75% off. DD 15.5 months picked this one out. Let's hope it's a sign!!!

There were also lots of other goodies like toy cars, Spider Man-themed items, post-it notes, coloring books, markers, and more. If you have a kids birthday party coming up, a lot of the 75% off items would be good for loot bags!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Winner Announcement!

And the lucky winner who will receive 4 coupons for FREE Yoplait Greek Yogurt and a $20 Giant Gift Card is.....

Drum Roll.....

There were 18 items in your list. Here they are in random order:


Timestamp: 2010-04-11 03:13:25 UTC

Amber, it's your lucky day! Check your inbox and get back to me right away so we can work on getting your loot shipped to your door!

Don't be discouraged if you didn't win this time around. There is another GIVEAWAY for a FREE $20 Giant Gift Card going on right now!

Thanks to all who entered and thanks to MyBlogSpark, Yoplait Greek, and Giant for supplying the info and giveaway items!

GIVEAWAY Closed: MyBlogSpark & Yoplait Greek

The GIVEAWAY for the Yoplait Greek Yogurt coupons and Giant Gift Card is now closed. A winner will be announced in just a few minutes. Stay tuned!

Cellfire: New Coupons Are Up!

I filled you in on Cellfire before here. Remember, the Cellfire program is another wise way to save money! Anyway, it's time again to reload your e-Coupons!

Friday, April 9, 2010

GIVEAWAY: MyBlogSpark & General Mills

In celebration of Earth Month, Giant (and Stop & Shop) is offering a chance to win a 2010 eco-friendly Hybrid car.

To enter the Hybrid giveaway:

From April 16-29, buy 5 participating General Mills items with your Giant (or Stop & Shop) card, use a re-useable shopping bag and you’ll be automatically entered to win. There are two different sets of participating General Mills items for each week of the promotion (listed below).

You can also enter without making a purchase by completing an official entry form at your local store.

This promotion is open to residents of MA, RI, CT, NH, NJ, NY, MD, DE, VA or DC and individuals at least 18 years old. Further details can be found in store.

Participating items:

Week 1, April 16-22
Cascadian Farms Cereal
Cascadian Farms Frozen Vegetables
Progresso Light, Reduced Sodium and High Fiber Soups
Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes
Betty Crocker Boxed Muffins
Betty Crocker Cookie Pouch
Nature Valley Crunchy, Sweet & Salty, Trail Mix and Yogurt Bars
Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars
Betty Crocker Gushers, Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot or Fruit Rollups
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
Yo-Pus, Yoplait Fiber One or Yoplait Delights Multi Pack
Yoplait Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, Light Thick & Creamy or Whips
Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
Totino's Pizza Rolls 90 Ct.
Cheerios 18 Oz
Cinnamon Toast Crunch 24.9 Oz
Honey Nut Cheerios 25.25 Oz
Kix 18 Oz
Lucky Charms 24 Oz
Multigrain Cheerios 16.2 Oz

Week 2, April 23-29
Cascadian Farms Cereal
Green Giant Vegetables
Nature Valley Crunchy or Sweet & Salty Granola Bars
Green Giant Boxed or Prepared Vegetables, Simple Steam Seasoned Vegetables or Rices
Green Giant Wanchai Ferry Entrees
Yoplait Frozen Smoothies
Totino's Pizza Rolls
Pillsbury Savorings
Fiber One Muffins
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
Yoplait Greek Style Yogurt
Yoplait Kid Multi Pack
Cheerios 14 Oz
Cocoa Puffs 16.5 Oz
Honey Nut Cheerios 17 Oz
Lucky Charms 16 oz
Multigrain Cheerios 12.8 Oz
Reeses Peanut Butter Puffs 18 Oz

"What's the GIVEAWAY?" you ask???


One lucky winner will receive a FREE $20 Giant (also redeemable at Stop & Shop) gift card to use towards their General Mills purchases!

To Enter:

1. Leave a comment letting me know which General Mills products you'll be stocking up on, 1 entry

2. Leave a comment letting me know what coupons you'll use towards your purchases, 1 entry

3. Follow me (just leave a comment so I know), 1 entry

4. Share me (just send me the link), 1 entry

One lucky winner will be chosen via on Saturday, April 17th. Good luck!

(Thanks to Giant and General Mills for providing the information and gift card through MyBlogSpark!)

GIVEAWAY: Reminder- MyBlogSpark & Yoplait Greek

Don't forget that today is the last day to enter the MyBlogSpark & Yoplait Greek GIVEAWAY for 4 FREE Yoplait Greek coupons AND a $20 Giant Gift Card! One lucky winner will be drawn via tomorrow.

Good luck to all who have entered!

Red Robin: $3 off Burger or Chix Sandwich

Update: Of course after redeeming the coupon myself with the scenario below, and coming home to delete it from my email, I noticed the fine print said it wasn't valid on the Chophouse burger.

Oops! I certainly didn't mean to use the coupon on something it wasn't intended for.

Red Robin eClub Members- check your inbox! Recently you should have received an email coupon for:

$3 off any gourmet burger or chicken sandwich

What makes this coupon reallllly sweet is that you can use it on a new $5.99 Prime Chophouse Burger. After the coupon the burger will be just $2.99! AND don't forget that Red Robin burgers come with bottomless fries! Woot!

Valid through April 17th.

Thanks Kristin and Karen!

Walgreens: FREE 8 x 10 TODAY Only (4/9)

Get one FREE 8 x 10 print today (4/9) from Walgreens! To make the most of this deal, print this coupon and select FREE in-store pick up.

Can't pick it up; want it delivered? Enter code BIG8X10 at checkout.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Osh Kosh: 20% off $50

Take this coupon to Osh Kosh to save an additional 20% off your purchase of $50 or more. Valid through April 14th.

Carter's: 20% off $50

Take this coupon to Carter's to save an additional 20% off your purchase of $50 or more. Valid through April 14th.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kohl's: 15% off In-Store and Online

Take this coupon to Kohl's to save an additional 15% on your entire purchase.

Shopping online? Use promo code SHOPNOW15.

Valid today through April 11th.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Office Depot: $10 off $50

Now through April 17th you can use this coupon to save $10 off your purchase of $50 or more at Office Depot.

Remember, if you prefer shopping at Staples (I do!), you may be able to use this coupon there. See here.

Friday, April 2, 2010

GIVEAWAY: MyBlogSpark & Yoplait Greek

MyBlogSpark is at it again! This GIVEAWAY is brought to you by Yoplait Greek, Giant, and MyBlogSpark.

I had the chance to try Yoplait's Greek strawberry yogurt this week and I must say that it is tasty! It's thicker than "ordinary" yogurt and has a nice strawberry flavor. I also received a honey vanilla yogurt to try but haven't gotten to trying it yet.

If you want to check out Yoplait Greek, be sure to print out the money-saving coupon here first!

A few facts provided by Giant & Yoplait through MyBlogSpark:

Are you searching for a snack that’s perfect for channeling your inner goddess? Look no further than your local Giant for new Yoplait Greek yogurt. With 0 grams of fat and just 130 calories, Yoplait Greek yogurt is a guilt-free indulgence that will also help keep you strong and active.

Each cup contains 12 grams of protein - two times that of the leading yogurt - and is available in four delicious flavors, including Strawberry, Blueberry, Honey Vanilla, and Plain. In addition, Yoplait is the only leading brand of Greek yogurt with Vitamins A and D.


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Babies R Us: Latest Steals

I've mentioned many, many, many times my love of Babies R Us and Toys R Us for unexpected steals. Here's my latest Babies R Us score!

Pictured above are:

3- Seventh Generation liquid fabric softener, clearance $1.98, $1 MFR Q
1- Olay Eye Serum, clearance $8.98, $5 MFR Q from P&G Booklet
1- Olay Face Cleanser, clearance $4.98, $5 MFR Q from P&G Booklet
1- Gerber Crunchers, reg. $2.39 (I'm a sucker for treats for the baby!)
1- Gerber Yogurt Melts, reg. $2.99
1- Motherhood Maternity Top, clearance $9.99
1- Motherhood Maternity Bottoms, clearance $12.99

I used:

the coupons listed above
a $5/$25 coupon from a TRU/BRU home mailer
a 20% off any baby item TRU/BRU coupon

I provided my Rewards R Us card and got points for my purchase and now have another ~$9 towards a P&G Booklet for my mom.


What makes this deal even sweeter is that I just found out about this Seventh Generation $5 mail in rebate.

I only paid $30.70 including tax and plan on getting $5 back from the rebate. Woo hoo!

Humane Society Fundraiser: Delivered!

It's a bit of a silly picture because the sun was in his eyes, but here's Noel with his first batch of items we delivered to the Humane Society yesterday. The Humane Society was soooo appreciative of what we donated.

Pictured above are:

6 pk of Bounty paper towels

assorted bath towels

toys- frisbees & balls

dog sweater

cat sweater

2 long-handled dust pans and brooms

2 Clorox bleach


dog leashes

cat shampoo

2 Lysol all-purpose cleaner sprays

2 Lysol disinfecting wipes

2 Lysol all-purpose cleaners (pourable)

Arm & Hammer window cleaner

natural, hypoallergenic detergent

3 hand sanitizer gels

2 Lysol disinfecting sprays

2 Lysol toilet bowl cleaners (for the staff, not the animals!)

new laundry basket

Not pictured but also delivered:

several more bath towels

bed comforter

rubber-backed rug

THANK YOU to everyone who helped us fulfill this fundraiser for Noel's Patriot Program! It was a great success!

Special thanks go to:

Cousin Karen

Aunt Rose

Mrs. Staci

Mrs. Kristin

Mrs. Missy

Mrs. Gloria

Aunt Therese

Grandma Debbie & Pop Joe

Nana & Pop Pop

Rita's Italian Ice Birthday Club

Thanks to reader Karen for sharing:

Rita's Italian Ice has a FREE birthday club. "Join today and receive exclusive offers year round, a special birthday treat and the latest scoop on Rita's-- all delivered straight to your inbox." Click here to sign up.

I just signed up and received a BOGO coupon in my inbox. It'll come in handy for the upcoming warm days here in Maryland!

Also, check our Rita's Facebook page. They've got contests and FREE sample offers on there right now too!

Catching Up!

Yup, you've probably heard it a thousand times from me but... yet again... I'm playing catch up!

It's been a busy week (to my standards). I'm finished my "real job" for the week, DH is working late, DD is napping, DS is out of the house, and I have a few minutes to spare! Woo hoo!

We've got a lot to catch up on! I've got 2 GIVEAWAYS to share and more steals to fill you in on (a.k.a. brag about).

Stay tuned!