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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Neela Bag Giveaway!

Lindsay at Frugal and Fabulous has another great giveaway! Click here to register to win a Neela Bag Denali pack. Hurry, this giveaway ends on July 24!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Carolina Pad Eye Candy Office Products Giveaway

Visit Lindsay over at Frugal and Fabulous to enter for your chance to win Carolina Pad Eye Candy Office Products! If you love office supplies, you'll love these stylish products! Check them out!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Restaurant.com - $25 Gift Certificates for $4!

Just go to Restaurant.com and enter Discount Code DAD to get a $25 restaurant gift certificate for only $4. That's a savings of 60%! But hurry, this offer expires Sunday, June 21, 2009.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Printable Coupons

There are some great printable coupons out there right now. Get them before they're gone!

Eat Better America - General Mills, Yoplait, Nature Valley, and more

- $1 off Edge Shave Gel

Pillsbury - General Mills, Chex Mix, Fiber One, Betty Crocker, and more

Kraft - Register to get summer savings

Coupons.com - General Mills, Keebler, DiGiorno, Gorton's, Kleenex, and more

Red Plum - Eggo, Kellogg's, Degree, and more

- Snapple, Jose Ole, Kotex, Taco Bell, and more

Dove - $1 off Dove Go Fresh

Tide - $1.50 off new Tide Stain Release

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Website Review: Mayo Clinic Health Manager

Have you ever switched doctors and filled out those long forms of medical history, only to forget half of it? Have you ever worried that you'd have an emergency and not be able to communicate a drug allergy or an important piece of medical history to the doctors treating you?

Well, now with the Mayo Clinic Health Manager you can keep all of your medical information in one central location, accessible only to those you give permission. This site was just launched Tuesday, April 21 and I had the opportunity to set up an account and check it out a bit. The site is fantastic! When you sign up, you get recommendations based on your gender and age. For example, one of my recommendations was that I calculate my BMI. Another recommendation was that I enter my vaccination history. The more information you enter, the better and more accurate the recommendations will be.

The other thing I like about this that you can be reminded of upcoming appointments or appointments you need to make, such as annual exams, etc. You can also track your entire family under 1 account, which is very nice. Other features include personalized tools like the weight tracker, a place to keep health-related contacts, allergy tracker, and a helpful tool to prepare for an appointment.

The site upholds strict privacy guidelines and only those people you specify can have access to your information. These individuals might be doctors or other family members.

Overall, the Mayo Clinic Health Manager is a very useful tool for the health conscious person. Check it out and leave a comment letting me know how you like it!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Website Review: SparkPeople.com

SparkPeople.com: Get a Free Online Diet

At the beginning of 2009, I decided I needed to start eating healthier and maybe even drop about 5 lbs. However, I found this to be very difficult. I tried to count calories throughout the day, but would lose track or wouldn't know how many calories were in a particular food, so I would guess. Was I guessing accurately? Probably not.

Also, I was so focused on avoiding the things I didn't want in the foods I ate that I wasn't paying attention to the nutrients I needed. Was I getting enough? Probably not.

The uncertainty of how much of what I needed and didn't need was daunting to say the least. Needless to say, my diet wasn't working very well for me.
Then I stumbled upon SparkPeople. I first noticed that they offer a Free Online Diet Plan. That seemed pretty cool, so I decided to sign up and give it a try.

I found that the website has tons of features like a nutrition tracker, fitness tracker, message boards, articles, recipes, and blogs to name a few. The first thing I did was set up my goals. You can select from a plan to lose weight or to maintain your weight. I then took a look at the nutrition tracker, where you can track everything you eat throughout the day and your water consumption. I love this feature! I simply select the food from the dropdown menu (or add a food if it's not in the list) and enter how much I ate. It adds your food to the day and tracks the calories, carbs, and protein. You can also add numerous other nutrients to track. For example, I also track fiber, vitamin D, sodium, and calcium just to be sure I'm getting the correct amounts. The totals run at the bottom of your list along with the amounts you should be getting, depending on the goals you set.

The fitness tracker is great as well. You can easily track the exercises you do throughout the day and see how many calories you have burned. I have also joined a few of the message boards, which help me to stay motivated. Another fun feature is the points. By doing different things on the SparkPeople website, you can earn points, which earn you trophies. While these points and trophies don't mean anything, they are motivating to a competitive person like me who likes to see how many points she can rack up in a day.

The only downside to this website is all of the advertisements. However, the ads are what keep the site free, so I don't mind them at all.

Overall, SparkPeople is a fabulous website that has a lot to offer. Whether you're trying to lose weight or just maintain a healthy lifestyle, this website is the perfect tool.

Join me at: SparkPeople.com

Monday, April 20, 2009

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's 4/21

Ben & Jerry's shops are giving away a free cone of ice cream tomorrow, April 21. This promotion goes from noon - 8pm. Click here to find a shop near you.

Enjoy your ice cream!

Giant Deals Week of 4/19

Here are a few good deals at Giant this week.

Boneless Sirloin Steak
Price: B1G1FREE ($9.49/lb)
Total: $4.75/lb

Kellogg’s Cereal-Frosted Flakes-14 oz., Froot Loops, 12.2 oz. or Corn Flakes-18 oz. box
Price: $2
Coupon: $1/2 printable
Total: $1.50 each (not my stock-up price, but a good deal if you need cereal)

Totino’s Pizza Rolls-7.5 oz. box
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $0.35/1 from insert
Total: $0.30 each

Gorton’s Crunchy Fish-Popcorn Shrimp, Fish Portions, Fish Sticks, Crispy Fish, Beer Battered Fish or Potato Crunch Fillets 14-24.5 oz.

Price: $3.99
Coupon: $1.25/2 from insert or $0.75/2 printable
Total: $3.25 each or $3.50 each

Kelloggs Fiber Plus bars 6.3oz box

Price: 2/$5
Coupon: $0.75/1 printable
Total: $1.50 each
Gas Deal: In group of buy 4, get $0.20/gallon

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Weis Deals week of 4/16

Looks like it's a good week to shop at Weis Markets. Here are some of the highlights. To see all of the Weis Deals, click here.

Zatarain’s Rice Mixes-Chicken, Spanish, Yellow or Cheddar Broccoli 5.7-8 oz.
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $0.75/2 from insert
Total: $0.50 each

Heluva Good Refrigerated Dips-12 oz.
Price: $1.50
Coupon: $0.50/1 printable
Total: $0.50 each

Doritos Tortilla Chips 11.75-14.125 oz.
Price: BOGO ($3.99)
Total: $1.98 each

Turkey Hill Teas or Drinks-64 oz.
Price: 3/$4
Coupon: $1/2 from insert
Total: $0.83 each

Ronzoni Smart Taste Pastas-selected 14.5 oz.
Price: 4/$5
Coupon: $1/2 from insert
Total: $0.75 each

Musselmann’s Apple Sauce-Totally Fruit or Healthy Picks-4 ct.
Price: 3/$5
Coupon: $.30/1 printable
Total: $1.16 each

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Printable Coupon Websites

Are you new to the printable coupon world? If so, it can be very confusing to say the least. The last time I was involved in couponing, most stores wouldn't take printable coupons, so I didn't really know what was out there. When I came back to couponing last year, I was amazed at the number of printable coupon websites there are. Now that all my stores accept them again, I can save much more money at the grocery store.

I thought I'd share a few of the good ones with you to help in your money-saving adventure!

This website has all kinds of manufacturer coupons with long expiration dates, which are updated very regularly. No registration needed, but if you do register, you will get emails when the coupons are updated.

This is website for Smart Source, which is one of the inserts that come in the Sunday paper. This website has different coupons than the inserts.

Mambo Sprouts
This is a website for Natural and Organic products. They update their coupons regularly.

Red Plum
Red Plum is the other coupon insert you get in the Sunday paper. Some of these tend to be the same as Smart Source, but there are also additional coupons, so worth checking out.

This is Betty Crocker's website, which has coupons for all sorts of General Mills products. Updated about once a month.

If you purchase Pillsbury products, here is a way to save money on them. There are not tons of coupons on this site, but, hey, every little bit helps!

If you shop at Target, this site has Target store coupons you can print for groceries. And don't forget, you can combine Target store coupons with manufacturer coupons for even more savings!

Other places to find printable coupons are on the websites for the manufacturers of the products you buy and the websites of the stores you shop.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Weis Deals week of 3/26

There are a lot of BOGOs this week. Using coupons with these sales is a great way to build your stockpile!

Chex Mix or Bugles Snacks-selected 7.5-8.75 oz.
Price: BOGO ($2.09)
Coupon: $1/2 from inserts
Total: $0.55 each

Light & Fluffy Egg Noodles12 oz.
Price: 4/$5
Coupon: $0.50/2 from insert
Total: $0.75 each

Wish-Bone Salad Dressings or Spritzers-7 or 16 oz.
Price: 3/$5
Coupon: $0.75/1 from insert
Total: $0.67 each

2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner 1.25 or 3.5 oz.
Price: BOGO ($2.79)
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: $0.90 each

Spot Shot Carpet Stain Remover-14 or 22 oz.
Price: BOGO ($4.85)
Coupon: (2) $1/1
Total: $1.43 each

General Mills Apple Cinnamon or Multi-Grain Cheerios-12.8 or 12.9 oz.
Price: BOGO ($3.29)
Coupon: $1/2 printable from a few weeks ago
Total: $1.15 each (I will only buy cereal when I can get it for $1, but if you are in need of it, this is pretty good, even if you don't have the coupon)

Lysol Products: Toilet Bowl Cleaner-24 oz.; Wipes-28 or 35 ct., Kitchen Spray-22 oz., All Purpose Cleaner-4 oz. identical item only
Price: BOGO ($2.07)
Coupon: Various Lysol coupons from inserts
Total: As low as $0.54 each

Sparkle Paper Towels - 3 rolls
Price: BOGO ($3.85)
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total:$ 1.43 each ($0.48 per roll)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cheap Leapster Games at Target 3/29-4/4

Target has Leapster games on sale next week for $15. Use the printable $5/1 coupon to get them for $10 each. These are normally $25-$30 each, so this is a great bargain! Perfect for those Easter baskets!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Giant Deals Week of 3/22

Here are some notable deals at Giant this week. Don't forget to cut out your Dollar Doublers from the ad this week!

Knorr-Lipton Sides
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $1/3 from insert + dollar doubler
Total: $0.33 each

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers - 12 oz.
Price: $5/4 (must buy 5)
Coupon: $1/1 printable (BettyCrocker.com from a few weeks ago)
Total: -$0.20 (money maker!)

Olivio - 15oz.
Price: $2.25
Coupon: $1/1 from insert + dollar doubler
Total: $0.25

Marcal Napkins
Price: 2/$4
Coupon: $1/1 from insert + dollar doubler
Total: FREE

Smart Ones
Price: 6/$10
Coupon: $1/5 printable + dollar doubler
Total: $1.05 each

Johnson Kids Band aids
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $1/1 from inserts
Total: FREE

Coffee Mate
Price: $2
Coupon: $1.50/1 printable
Total: $0.50 each

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Weis Deals week of 3/19

There are not many deals this week. Here are 2 that caught my eye.

Kellogg’s Special K Cereal-selected 5.2-14 oz. MUST BUY 4; all others $2.50
Price: 4/$8
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: $1 each
*Buy 3 Kellogg's cereals, get a FREE gallon of milk, 2 FREE gallons wyb 5, and 3 FREE gallons wyb 7.

Ball Park Meat Franks-reg., Lites, Bun-Size, Singles, or Turkey Franks 12.8-16 oz.
Price: B1G1FREE ($3.99)
Coupon: $1/2 from insert
Total: $1.50 each

Don't forget, you can always order coupons on ebay very inexpensively. This is a good way to stock up on essentials like these!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Jergen's Naturals Hydrate Moisturizer

I received new Jergen's Naturals Hydrate moisturizer from Jergen's to try out and let people know how I liked it. So, without further ado, here is my review.

The day I received it in the mail was the first time I had ever seen this product. I hadn't noticed it at my grocery or drug store. Even if I had, I am not sure I would have purchased it as it costs about $8. Without a great sale and a high-value coupon, I never would have bought this product. I would have missed out...

The first thing I noticed, and liked, was that it is made with 92% natural ingredients. This prompted me to think about all of the chemicals I was routinely putting into my body with the products I already had. Something I rarely thought about was that chemicals can be absorbed into the body from things like lotions. I have more recently begun to try to use natural products both in and on my body. So the fact that this particular moisturizer was mostly natural appealed to me.

So, I put the full sized bottle in my bathroom right on the vanity so I would be sure to use it whenever I was there. I first used the moisturizer right out of the shower and my first reaction was, "Wow, this stuff smells great!" As I smoothed it on, I noticed how soft it was making my skin. I just wanted to keep putting more and more on! As I went about my business, I realized that my skin felt great all day. By the end of the day, my skin still felt moisturized, not dry and scaly as it usually does.

I would highly recommend Jergen's Naturals Hydrate moisturizer. With over 90% natural ingredients, it fits the bill for anyone trying to reduce chemical use. Also, it has the power to moisturize even the driest skin. Finally, it smells great!

Don't let the price stop you from purchasing this moisturizer. The bottle is huge. I've had it for about a month and it's still more than half full after daily usage. It really is a great value.

Definitely try this product for yourself!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weis Deals week of 3/5

A few good deals at Weis Markets this week.

4-Day Sale Thurs., March 5-March 8
$1.69/lb Boneless Pork Loins-LIMIT 2 w/ a $25 purchase
$3.95/lb California Navel Oranges-8 lb bag-LIMIT 2 w/ a $25 purchase
$2.99/lb Farmland Cooked Ham & Weis American Cheese-LIMIT 2 lbs w/ a $25 purchase
$0.99 Tastykake Family Packs 8-12.75 oz. LIMIT 2 w/ a $25 purchase
$0.99 Weis Ice Cream-56 oz. LIMIT 2 w/ a $25 purchase

Totino’s Pizza Rolls-7.5 oz.
Price: $1
$1/2 from insert
Total: $0.50 each

Gorton's Seafood

Price: $2 off at checkout (instant savings) wyb 2 (on sale for 40% off)
Coupon: $1/2 from insert

Hillshire Farm Sausage-14 or 16 oz. ($3.99)
Price: B1G1FREE
Coupon: $1/2 from insert
Total: $1.50 each

Betty Crocker Brownie Mixes-Dark Chocolate or Family Fudge-18.3 or 19.9 oz.
Price: $1
Coupon: $0.55/1 from insert
Total: FREE

Monday, February 16, 2009

Giant Deals Week of 2/15

There are some pretty good deals this week at Giant!

Kunzler Sliced Bacon
Price: BOGO
Total: $2.50 each

General Mills Cereals (Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios, & Apple Cinnamon Cheerios)
Price: 4/$6 (must buy 4)
Coupon: There are many printable coupons for $1/1 for these specific cereals
Total: $0.50 each with the coupons (this is the cheapest I've EVER seen cereal!)
Hint: If are going to purchase 8 or 12 (or more), do them in separate transactions, with 4 boxes in each transaction, in order to get the sale price.

Kunzler Meat Franks
Price: BOGO

Colgate Toothpaste
Price: $0.99
Coupon: $1/1 (expires 2/19) from insert
Total: -$0.01

Gas Deals
Buy any 8, save .20 per gallon
Powerade Sports Drink-Lemon Lime, or Fruit Punch, 32 oz.
Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce 26-26.5 oz.
Banquet Value Meals 6.75-12 oz. box
Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta w/ Meat or Mac & Cheese, 14.5-15 oz.
2/$6 Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice or Grapefruit Juice-64 oz.
$1.79 Kid Cuisine
2/$6 Campbell’s V8 Fusion-Strawberry Banana, Tropical Orange, or Peach Mango-46 oz.
$2.09 Healthy Choice Simple Selections 6-9.1 oz., EXCLUDES Complete Selections and Deli Steamers
4/$5 Banquet Brown ‘n Serve Sausage Links or Patties-7 oz.
$5.99 Caribou Coffee-Blend, Columbian or Daybreak Morning, 12 oz.
3/$4 Banquet Select Dinners 9-11.25 oz. pkg
$4.49 Banquet Boneless Chicken Bags-Nuggets, Strips, & Breast Nuggets, 26-28.8 oz.
$4.99 Our Famous Store Made Traditional Dutch Fastnachts-
2/$3 Kleenex Facial Tissues-White or Assorted 85-200 ct., Expressions 90-184 ct., Lotion, 80 ct., or Anti-Virus, 75-112 ct. box, EXCLUDES Kleenex Ultra Family Tissues
.99 Hunt’s Snack Pack Pudding-14 oz.
$2.79 Blue Bonnet Spread-45 oz.
2/$6 Little Debbie Big Pack Favorites 16.8-31.78 oz.

Buy any 6, save .20 per gallon
2/$11 Scott 8 Roll Paper Towels
$6.99 Viva 6 Roll Paper Towels, Cottonelle 12 Double Rolls, or Triple 8 Rolls
2/$6 Scott 4 Roll Bath Tissue
$5.59 Cottonelle Fresh Moist Wipes-refill, 140 ct.
$2.99 Kotex Maxi Pads or Tampons-pads, 14-24 ct., or Tampons, 18 ct.
$1 off Bausch & Lomb ReNu MultiPlus Multi-Purpose Solution 4-24 oz.
$10.47 Huggies Baby Wipes -Soft Skin or Natural Care 320-360 ct.
$15.59 Huggies Training Pants-Pull-Ups, 33-44 ct., or Goodnites 21-27 oz.
$15.59 Huggies Mega Pack Diapers 2-6, 40-72 oz.
2/$5 Huggies Baby Products
$1 off Poise Pads 30-72 c

There is also another gas deal - buy 3 participating meat products and get $0.40 off gas

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Weis Deals week of 2/5

Lots of great deals at Weis Markets this week! Time to build your stockpile!

Betty Crocker Hamburger, Chicken, & Tuna Helpers
Price: $1
Coupon: $1/3 printable from last month (bettycrocker.com)
Total: $0.67 each

Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes
Price: $1
Coupon: $1/2 from insert
Total: $0.50 each

Suave Shampoo or Conditioner-15 oz.
Price: $1
Coup0n: $2/3 from insert
Total: $0.33 each

Pillsbury Cookies-Ready-to-Bake or Create ‘n Bake-16 or 16.5 oz.
Price: $2.50 (
+ $4 off wyb 4 Pillsbury products)
Coupon: (2) $0.75/2 printable
Total: -$1.00 each (Money Maker!)

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers-12 oz.
Price: 3/$5
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: $0.67 each

Lucky Charms Cereal
Price: 3/$6
Coupon: $0.55/1 printable
Total: $1 each

Nature Made Supplements ($3.99)
Price: B1G1F
Coupon: Lots of Nature Made coupons from inserts (most $1/1)
Total: $1.50 each

Monday, February 2, 2009

Giant Deals week of 2/1

Not too much going on at Giant this week as far as good deals go. The (4) $1 coupon doublers could come in handy.

San Giorgio Pasta-Elbows, Rotini, Rigatoni, or Spaghetti 12-16 oz.
Pepsi, Diet, & Mt. Dew 2-Liters
Campbell’s Spaghettios-no meat, 26 oz. can
Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes-28 oz. or Sauce, 29 oz. can
Celeste Pizza for One
Giant Hot Dog 12 ct., 19 oz. pkg
2-Liters-Canada Dry, 7-Up, A&W Root Beer or Sunkist Orange

Other deals
Wege Pretzels 16-17 oz.
Price: 2/$5
Coupon: $1/1 from insert (with doubler coupon $2)
Total: $0.50 each

Baked! Lay’s Potato Chips, Sun Chips, Baked! Doritos, Baked! Tostitos or Baked! Cheetos 9-11.5 oz.
Price: 3/$10
Coupon: $1/1 printable (with doubler coupon $2)
Total: $1.33 each

Land O’ Lakes Buttery Taste Spread or Soft Margarine-15 oz.
Price: $1.99
Coupon: $1/2 from insert (with doubler coupon $2)
Total: $1 each

Olivio Spread-$2.25
Price: $2.25
Coupon: $1/1 from insert (with doubler coupon $2)
Total: $0.25 each

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Weis Deals week of 1/29

There are some pretty good deal this week at Weis. Here's what looks good to me.

Lays Chips
Price: B1G1F ($3.99)
Total: $2 each

Ball Park Franks - Meat Singles-12.8 oz., lites-14 oz., bun size, meat, or turkey franks-16 oz.
Price: B1G1F ($3.99)
Coupon: $1/2 from insert
Total: $1.50 each

Nabisco Crackers 6.75-10 oz. Must buy 4
Price: 4/$8
Coupon: $2/2 from insert
Total: $1.50 each

Hanover Soft Pretzels-13 oz.
Price: 2/$3
Coupon: $0.50/1 from insert
Total: $0.50 each

Selected Eggo Waffles 17.2-19.8 oz.
Price: 3/$8
Coupon: $1/2 from insert
Total: $2.17 each

Monday, January 26, 2009

FREE Coffee at Panera Bread on 1/28!

Panera is giving away FREE coffee and samples all day January 28. Click here for more details.

Enjoy your free coffee!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Rite Aid Deals week of 1/25

This is the first week of the February Single Check Rebates. Don't forget to request your January checks! There are also 2 coupons in the ad for $25 gift card with prescription transfer.

Garnier Fructis Body & Volume Shampoo or Conditioner (specific variety)
Price: $2.99
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
SCR: $2.99
Total: -$1.00

Huggies Goodnites
Price: $9.99
Coupon: $2/1 from insert
SCR: $5
Total: $2.99

Stayfree Maxi Pads
Price: $2.50
Coupon: $2/2
Total: 2/$3 or $1.50 each

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Weis Deals week of 1/22

There are a lot of BOGOs this week at Weis Markets. Time to stock up!

Sunkist California Navel Oranges-4 lb. bag
Thomas’ Original English Muffins-6 ct.
Tyson Fresh Roasting Chickens ($1.59)
Top Round Roasts or London Broil ($5.29)

Superpretzels or Pretzelfils-9 or 13 oz.
Price: $2.69 BOGO
Coupon: $0.75/1 from insert
Total: $$0.85 each

Utz Potato Chips-10 oz.
Price: $3.69 BOGO
Coupon: $0.75/1 from insert
Total: $1.85 each

Butterball Turkey Bacon-12 oz.
Price: $3.49 BOGO
Coupon: $1/1 printable
Price: $1.25 each

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock-15 oz.
Price: 3/$5
Coupon: $0.35/1 from insert
Total: $0.97 each

Pringles Crisps 5.13-6 oz.
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $0.20/2 from insert
Total: $0.80 each

Monday, January 19, 2009

Enter to Win $15 in Kraft Coupons

Enter to win $15 in Kraft coupons at Kraft's So Good Together on Game Day site! You can enter multiple times if you don't win the first time around. I won on my first shot. The coupons will be mailed in 2-4 weeks. Good luck!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

K-Mart Super Double Coupons this week!

K-Mart is doing their Super Double Coupons this week again. They will double any coupon up to $2. So a $1 coupon will double to $2 and a $2 coupon will double to $4. Pretty sweet!

Here are some things that will be good deals at K-Mart:

L'Oreal single eye shadows
Price: $3.49
Coupon: $2/1 from insert
Total: FREE

Motts for Tots
Price: $2
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: FREE

Pledge Multi-Surface Duster
Price: $2.50
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: $0.50 each

Revlon Colorstay Single Eye Shadow
Price: $3.49
Coupon: $2/1 from insert
Total: FREE

Revlon Nail Clippers or Tweezers
Price: $1.49
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: FREE

Suave Solid 2.6 oz
Price: $1.67
Coupon: $0.75/1 from insert
Total: $0.17 each

Kellog's Special K Cereal
Price: $2.50
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: $0.50 each

Friday, January 16, 2009

Giant Deals week of 1/18

It's the third week of the Gi-Can-Tic Sale. Lots of BOGO offers this week.

Top Round London Broil ($5.99/lb)
Boneless, Center Cut Pork Roast
Kunzler Sliced Bacon ($4.99)
Hillshire Farms Lil' Smokies or Weiners
Kunzler Meat Franks
Thomas' Original English Muffins - 6 ct ($3.39)
Arnold Whole Grain Classic Loaf - 24 oz ($3.99)

Get $4 off your order wyb 5 Pillsbury refrigerated baked goods - There are tons of insert coupons out there. (Don't forget - Giant will not double more than 1 like coupon in 1 transaction).

Gas Deals include:
1. Buy any 3 participating meat products, save $0.20 per gallon
2. Buy any 4 participating CareOne, Dove, & Unilever products, save $0.20 per
gallon (there are many Dove and Unilever coupons from inserts - see ad for
complete list of products)
3. Buy any 8 participating products (majority is Unilever products), save $0.20 per

Quaker Simple Harvest OR True Delight Granola Bars
Price: 3/$6
Coupon: $1/1 True Delight from insert
Total: $1 each

Glad Plug-in Gel Warmers
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: B1G1Free from insert
Total: $0.50 each

KN Chenille Lounge Socks Giveaway!

Frugal and Fabulous is giving away KN Chenille Lounge Socks. All you have to do is check out the KN website and then post a comment at Frugal and Fabulous about which is your favorite product. They will choose a random winner by Jan 19. Good luck!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rite Aid Deals week of 1/18

Looks like a pretty good week at Rite Aid.

Huggies Wipes/Lotion/Bath Wash
Price: 2/$5
Coupons: $1/1 body/bath product; $0.50/1 wipes from insert
SCR: $2 on 2 and qualifies for Kimberly-Clark RA giftcard SCR offer
Total: $0.50-$1 each

Dove Body Mist or Ultimate Clear Deodorant
Price: $3.00
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
SCR: 2.00
Total: Free

Mentos Gum
Price: 2/$2
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: Free

GE Light Bulbs
Price: $2.00
SCR: 2.00
Total: Free

Colgate Kids Toothpaste
Price: $1.50
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: $0.50

Bic Razors 4pk
Comfort Advance or Soleil
Price: $4.99
Coupon: $2 from 1/18 insert
SCR: $2.00
Total: $0.99

Trident Multipack
Price: $1.99
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: $0.99 for the 3 pack

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free Coupons

Sign up for Eat Better America and receive a coupon booklet in the mail worth $10. Also, go to Proctor & Gamble for a coupon booklet worth $27. Visit P&G Everyday Solutions an login or register for a free sample of Head & Shoulders.

Weis Deals week of 1/15

I'm not too impressed with Weis Markets this week, but there are a couple of things worth making the trip.

Meat Sale - beef, pork, poultry, all packaged meat, bacon and sausage
Coupon: 20% off (coupon on front page of flyer)

$2 off your order wyb 3
Frito-Lay and 3 Pepsi 12-packs

Pillsbury Specialty Breads 11-13.8 oz.
Price: 2/$3
Coupon: $0.40/2 from insert
Total: $1.10 each

Progresso Bread Crumbs
Price: 2/$3
Coupon: $1/2 printable
Total: $1 each

Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers or Fruit Roll-Up Stackers-5.4 or 5.9 oz.
Price: 2/$4
Coupon: $0.50/2 from insert
Total: $1.50 each

Quaker Quick or Old Fashioned Oats-18 oz.
Price: 2/$3
Coupon: $0.60/1 from insert
Total: $0.50 each

Welch’s Grape Jelly or Jam-22 or 32 oz.
Price: 2/$3
Coupon: $0.75/1 from insert
Total: $0.50 each

Karns Deals week of 1/13

Karns has some good deals this week with 50% off some items. Here are some that jumped out at me.

Ziploc Bag Vacuum Pump Starter Kit
Price: FREE (they are giving this away free at the check-out - no rainchecks)

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes
Price: $1.64
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: $0.64 each

Sparkle Paper Towels (8-pk)
Price: $4.24
Coupon: $0.50/1 from insert (doubles to $1)
Total: $3.24 ($0.41/roll)

Old Orchard Fruit Sense Juice
Price: 5/$10
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: $1 each

Fiber One Bars
Price: 4/$10
Coupon: $0.50/1 from insert (doubles to $1)
Price: $1.50 each

Nature Valley Granola Bars
Price: 4/$10
Coupon: $0.50/1 from insert (doubles to $1)
Price: $1.50 each

Free Suave - Today Only!

Go to Suave's website and fill out the form to receive coupon for a free bottle of suave. Coupons will be mailed in 2-4 weeks. This offer is only valid today, 1/14/09, so hurry!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Do I Offend?

A few months ago, our local paper began running a column about clipping coupons and saving money at the grocery store. I was really looking forward to reading this column. That is, until I read the first article. Now, I don't pretend to be any kind of expert when it comes to writing or even finding good deals, however, this column was...well...let's just say, it wasn't very good, in my opinion.

First off, the writing style was very boring. It didn't hold my attention at all and I'm actually interested in the subject matter. I can't imagine someone who never thought about saving money reading this and making it through to the end.

Second, there were typos and grammatical errors in every paragraph. Maybe I'm a perfectionist; maybe I'm a little more sensitive to this particular issue because I proofread as part of my day job, but for a newspaper article to be so messy with misspellings and awkward grammar style is pretty substandard if you ask me.

Last, and probably the most annoying factor, the writer did not write about the best bargains out there. Instead, it seemed like he closed his eyes, pointed to a location on the page of the flyer, and wrote about whatever item his finger happened to be touching. It would have taken very little effort to actually look at the coupons and the deals to figure out where one could gain significant savings.

I fumed over this for a few weeks and then finally was so fed up, I felt he needed to know how I, Mrs. Jane Public, felt about his so-called money-saving column. After all, wasn't the whole point of the column to help us save money?

So I wrote. And I wrote some more. And I kept on writing until I felt my point was clear. (I also spell-checked numerous times before sending the email out into cyberspace to end up in the Editor's inbox.) I awaited a response.

No response came.

I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I was relieved that I was able to voice my opinions, which is something I rarely do in person. It made me feel better to be able to get my views out there, even if they would never be read by a human. That feeling of relief soon evaded as my husband read to me from that column yesterday.

The man specifically answered my email in his column (and I might add that it was very oddly placed in the middle of the article, but I digress). It was not so specific that he named me or anything, but specific enough that I knew he was thinking of me as he typed. He defended himself like my husband does when he knows I'm dead-on right about something but doesn't want to admit it, so he makes up 101 excuses. He ended with, "Enough said." I suppose that was his male chauvinistic way of telling me to back off. I think he was about to get the claws out.

I would have been fine with the fact that he answered my letter in the column if he had not gone on to use my examples and not give me an ounce of credit. So, he basically told me to shut up because he was doing the best he could, then insulted the public by saying he was trying to keep it simple for the average Joe, but must have secretly thought I had a brain because he used my logic and insight for this week's deals.

That's OK; he can have them. The whole point I was trying to make was that the general public are smart enough to read a deal and be able to do it, so why not write about the best deals? If he needs to steal someone else's ideas in order to do it, I'm fine with that. I'm guessing there is probably some ulterior motive here. This most likely has something to do with them trying to get more people to purchase the newspaper in order to get the coupons he writes about. Or giving the deals of only 1 grocery store, which happens to be the one with the most advertising in the paper. It probably has very little to do with wanting to help people save money.

Book Giveaway: Sundays at Tiffany's

Monie at Reading with Monie is giving away James Patterson's Sundays at Tiffany's. 5 winners will receive a paperback, 3 winners will win the audiobook, and 1 winner will receive the hardcopy. Contest ends at 9pm CST on January 19. Good luck!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Giant Deals week of 1/11

It's the second week of the Gi-Can-Tic Sale. There are also 3 gas deals this week. Very sweet!

Progresso Classics Soups
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $1.10/1 printable
Total: -$0.20 each

Scotties Facial Tissues-160 ct. or Cube 65-85 ct. box
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $0.50/1 from insert
Total: FREE after doubled coupon

Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta
Price: $0.99
Coupon: $0.35/3 from insert
Total: $0.76 each

Quaker Oats Oatmeal-18 oz. (part of buy-8 gas deal)
Price: 2/$3
Coupon: $0.60/1 from insert
Total: $0.50 each

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers-12 oz. (part of buy-8 gas deal)
Price: 3/$5
Coupon: $0.50/1 from insert
Total: $0.67 each

StarKist Chunk Light Tuna-2.6 oz. pouch
Price: $1.22
Coupon; B2G1 Free
Total: $0.81 each

Detour Nutritional Energy Bar
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: B1G1F printable
Price: $0.50 each

Friday, January 9, 2009

Weis Markets Deals week of 1/8

Weis is implementing a Price Freeze, so get the deals while you can!

Totino's Pizza Rolls
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $1/1 printable
Total: FREE

Blistex Lip Balm (.15oz)
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $1/2 from insert
Total: $0.50 each

Kellogg's Cereals
Price: 3/$6
Coupon: There are some $1/1 coupons from various inserts
Total $1 each

Doritos Tortilla Chips
Price: BOGO ($3.99)
Total: $2 each

Progresso Classics Soups
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $1.10/1 printable
Total: $-0.10 each

Dawn or Ivory Dish Liquid-selected 11 or 14 oz., Ivory-12.6 oz.
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: $1/1 from insert
Total: FREE

Rite Aid Deals week of 1/11

A couple good deals at Rite Aid this week. And don't forget about those Prescription Transfer coupons from the 1/4 ad that give you a $30 gift card with any prescription transfer!

Excedrin 20 ct.
Price: $1.99
Coupon: $2/1 from 10/19 insert
Total: Free

Price: $4.49
SCR: $2
MC: $2.50 from 1/4 insert
Total: Free

Ziploc bags
Price: $1.99 x 2
Coupon: .50 in ad coupon x2
Coupon: $1/2 from 12/7 insert
Total: $1.98/2

Glade Scented Oil Refills
Price: 2 for $5
Coupon: $1/2 in ad coupon
Coupon: $2.50/2 from 12/7 insert
Total: $1.50 for 2

Glade Candles
Price: 2 for $5
Coupon: $1/2 in ad coupon
Coupon: $1 x2 from 12/7 insert
Total: $2/2

Maybelline Cosmetics
Price: B1G1F
Coupon: $1/1 Maybelline mascara
SCR: $2 on any 1 Maybelline mascara
Total: Not sure of prices, but could get you some cheap mascara

Huggies Pullups
Price: $9.99
SCR: $2
Coupon: $1/1
Caregivers Marketplace Rebate: $1
Total: $5.99 and qualifies for SCR 48 for $10 gc wyb $25 worth of Kimberly Clark products

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Rite Aid Deals week of 1/4/09

It's an OK week for Rite Aid deals. And don't forget, you can combine in-ad coupons with manufacturer coupons for some good bargains!

Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner or stylers
Price: $3
Coupon: many $1/1 floating around from various inserts
SCR: $2 (limit 2)

SoyJoy bars Price: 10/$5
Coupon: $3/10 from 1/4 paper
SCR: $5 on 10
OOP: FREE to -$3.00

B1G1F Nature Made Vitamins (also coupons in 1/4 paper)
Aquafresh Toothpaste & Toothbrushes (also coupons in 1/4 paper)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Giant Deals week of 1/4/09

Take advantage of the gi-can-tic sale this week and those 5 inserts that will come in the paper on 1/4. There are also 2 gas deals this week, they are pretty pricey products to save $0.20 per gallon. Here are some notable deals.

Ben & Jerry's ice cream (pint size)
Price: $2.79
$3/1 (printable)
OOP: -$.21

Betty Crocker Hamburger Helpers
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: Many $1/3 mfr coupons out there (and others)
OOP: 3 for $2 ($0.67 ea)

San Giorgio Pastas
Price: 10/$10

Kleenex Upright Lotion Tissues
Price: 10/$10
Coupon: A couple coupons out there that will double to $1/3
OOP: 3 for $2 ($0.67 ea)

Egg Beaters (part of buy 8 gas deal)
Price: 2/$5
$1/1 (printable)
OOP: $1.50 each

Healthy Choice Complete Selections or Cafe Steamers Frozen Meals (part of buy 8 gas deal)
Price: 5/$10
$1/1 (printable)
OOP: $1 each

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
Price: 10/$10

Campbell’s Select Harvest Light Soups 18.6-18.8 oz.
Price: 10/$10

Stayfree Maxi Pads 14-24 ct., Carefree Liners 34-60 ct., or OB Tampons, 18 ct. pkg. EXCLUDES Maximum Maxi (part of buy 4 gas deal)
Price: $2.93
Coupon: Many $1/1 coupons out there
OOP: $1.93 each

Grands! Biscuits
Price: 4/$5
$.50/2 (printable)
OOP: $1 each

Hunt's Tomato Sauce
Price: 5/$2
$1/3 (printable)
OOP: $0.20 for 3

Hanover Kidney Beans 40.5oz can
Price: 2/$3
Coupon: $1/2 mfr from insert
OOP: $1 each

Here's a link to the list of coupons that will appear in the 1/4 paper. Enjoy!