*Saving you some money in the Rock River Valley*


Welcome to our blog! While a lot of our deals may be specific to the Rockford area, you'll find many deals that are also good nationwide! We hope that our blog will be fun, informative, and that it will help you SAVE SOME MONEY!

Read here about our "Coupon Ethics"

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Free travel toothpaste!

**Edit - Target on 173 does have these!

Click here to sign in or register and be able to print two coupons for a free trial Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste!

Target and Walmart both have large travel/trial toiletry sections. We will keep you posted on where to use it when we find it!

Now go print and brush . . .

Country Bob's Sauce Free bottle coupon!

This has been around a long while but has never been posted on Pinch a Penny so in case some of you have missed it . . .

Go here to request a coupon for a FREE bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. This should be perfect on all those hamburgers you should be grilling this summer! You can find this product at Hilander (Kroger).

Enjoy!

Huggies Pull Ups Coupon

Huggies just put out a great $3 off Pull ups printable coupon in IE or Safari! If you need these, don't forget to print it twice!

Free Post Cereal!

Here is a coupon to print for Post Trail Mix Cereal NOW! I am sure this coupon will reach its print limit fast as soon as word gets out. Print yours now . . . as many as you can and save it for next week. Rumor has it we will be able to score 3 boxes free at CVS!

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom for the heads up!

Monday, June 29, 2009

CVS Deals week of 6/28/09

Here are a few things at CVS this week:

**Colgate Total or Max Fresh toothpaste or 360 or Max Fresh toothbrushes - $2.50 get $2 ECB wyb 2 (limit 4)
Use $1 printable coupons
.50 each after coupon and ECB

**Adult sunglasses - buy 2 pairs get $10 in ECB psa $5.99 (limit 1)

**Edge Shaving cream - $1.99
Use $1 printable coupon
.99 after coupon

**Skintamate shaving cream - $1.99
Use $1 printable coupon
.99 after coupon

**General Mills cereal - 2/$6 get $2 in ECB when you buy 2
Use various coupons here or $1/1 Cheerios here for IE or here for Safari
$1 a box after coupons and ECB

**Benadryl - $3.99 get $2 ECB
Use $1 off coupon from recent insert
.99 after coupon and ECB

Update on Walgreens

Another item to add to your Walgreen's list this week:

**Wrigley's Doublemint Gum - 3/$2 with in ad coupon
Use BOGO free coupon from Sunday's paper
Important!!! - have the cashier ring up the gum ($1.29 each) then use your BOGO coupon - the cashier should take off $1.29 THEN use the in ad coupon!
.71 for three packs of gum after coupon (.23 each)

Walgreens Deals week of 6/28/2009

Here are the Register Rewards deals for Walgreen's this week:
(Be sure to check out our glossary of terms page if you don't understand some of the abbreviations.)

**Aquafresh - $1.99 get $1RR
Use .75 off from recent insert
.25 after coupon and RR

**Colgate toothpaste or toothbrush - $2/5 get $2RR wyb 2
Use $1 off printable coupon
.50 each for toothpaste after coupons and RR

**Roots of Nature Strengthening Oil Moisturizer - $6.99 get $5RR
Use $1 off printable coupon
.99 after coupon and RR

**Gas X or Maalox - $4.99 get $5RR wyb 2
Use $3 off 2 from recent newspaper insert
or
Use $1.50 off one Gas X printable
.99 each after coupons and RR

Other deals:

**Pringles - .99
Use $1 off 2 from P&G insert expires 6/30 though!
.50 each after coupon

**Dawn - .99 with in ad coupon
Use .50 coupon from Home Made Simple booklet
.50 after coupons

**Got 2b styling products - $5.99 BOGO
Use 2 (if your Walgreen's accepts 2 coupons on a BOGO offer) $2 off printable
$1 each after coupon

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hilander's Daytona Event

Right now Hilander is having their Daytona event! If you purchase 10 participating items you will get $3 off instantly. The tags are yellow (participating item) and red (when you buy 10 mix and match). Hilander does a fantastic job of marking the products that qualify! This is NOT the same as the 10 for $10 sale that is also going on. Those tags are yellow and say 10/$10.00.

Here are some coupon matchups for the sales:

Daytona sale (again, buy 10 marked items mix or match and receive $3 off)

**Kellogg's Poptarts - $2.19 (wyb 10)
Use $1 off coupon 2 coupon from recent insert
$1.69 after sale and coupon ($2.19 is a good price even without coupon!)

**Shedds's Spread Country Crock - $1.69
Use .50 off coupon from recent insert
.69 after sale and coupon

**Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks - $1.69
Use .50 off 2 from recent insert or printable coupons here or here
*Fruit Snack Catalina Deal. Buy 3 snacks, get 1.50 off your next order buy 4 snacks, get 2.50 off your next order buy 5 snacks, get 3.50 off your next order Includes; Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups or Fruit Roll-Ups Stickerz
$1.19 at most if you only buy 2, .56 each after sale, coupon and Catalina if you buy 4

**Ragu Pasta Sauces - $1.39
Use .60 off coupon from recent insert or $1 off 2 printable IE or $1 off 2 printable Safari
.89 or less after sale and coupon

**Kraft BBQ Sauce - .69
Use $1 off coupons if you have any from last month when Kraft foods had them online
Moneymaker after sale and coupon

**Oscar Mayer all meat hot dogs - $1.29
Use $1 off 2 coupons from recent inserts
.79 after sale and coupon

**Cheerios - $2.19
Use $1 off printable coupon for IE or Safari
$1.19 after sale and coupon

**Purex Laundry Detergent - $2.69
Use .50 off printable coupon
$1.69 after sale and coupon

**Hefty One Zip bags - $1.99
Use .55 off coupons from recent inserts (2) exp 6/30!
Use $1 off coupon from recent insert
.89 or $1 after sale and coupons

**Orville Redenbacher Popcorn -$2.19
Use .50 off coupons from recent inserts
$1.19 after sale and coupon

Other miscellaneous sale items:
**Trident gum single packs - $1.29 buy one get one free
Use $1 off 2 printable coupon mentioned here
.14 each after coupon

**Sunny D Smoothers - $1
Use .25 off coupon from recent insert
.50 after coupon

Hope that helps!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Free quart of Glidden Paint

Glidden is offering a free quart of paint in any of their 282 colors!

Just go here and pick your color! I picked "Very Berry" for a small project I have.

This offer is good until July 2nd or while supplies last: I'd say to get it today, as I'm sure their supplies will run out before July 2nd!

If you are having trouble loading the website, and know what color you want, call them at 1-800-GLIDDEN

Yeah for free paint! Thanks Glidden!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A few more items to add to your Target list this week!

Don't forget to check out the post for Target earlier this week here and then add these items to your list too . . .

**Solo bare essentials cups - 24 ct or plates - 15 ct are price reduced until 7/13 to $1.50
Use this $1 off printable coupon
.50 after coupon

**Wonka Gummies (in the candy isle) - $1.59
Use .50 off printable coupon
$1.09 after coupon

**Pace Mexican Salsa/Cheese Dips - $2.09
Use $1 off coupon or .75 coupon from recent newspaper inserts
Use .50 off Target printable coupon
.59 or .84 depending on which newspaper coupon used

**Pictureka card game - $6.64
Use $5 off printable coupon
$1.64 after coupon

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Updated Walmart Deals

Remember the disclaimers on the Walmart deals we post? Check those out here and then check out this link from The "Cent"sible Sayer as she has update her Walmart Deals list.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Glossary of "Couponing" Terms

When we are posting deals, we use certain abbreviations that we want to make sure you understand. Here is the glossary of our "couponing" terms:

  • BOGO - Buy One Get One Free
  • ECB - Extra Care Bucks (CVS)
  • FAR - Free After Rebate
  • MIR - Mail in Rebate
  • OOP - Out of Pocket
  • P&G - Procter and Gable newspaper insert
  • RR - Register Reward (Walgreens)
  • WYB - When you buy
  • IE - Internet Explorer
  • SS - Smart Source newspaper insert

Target Deals for 6/21/2009

Here are a few deals to check out next time you head to Target . . .

**Dawn Foam Dish Soap - $2.29
Use .50 off Target coupon from 6/21 newspaper insert
Use $1.50 from the Home Made simple coupon book
.29 after both coupons

**Smores!
Buy 1 Jet Puff Marshmallows $.97
Buy 1 Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars $2.49
Buy 1 Nabisco Graham Crackers $2.49
Use $1 off the purchase of all three coupon from recent insert
$4.95 after coupon!

**Nonnis Biscotti - $3.29
Use $1 off coupon from recent insert
$2.29 after coupon

**Eggo's Bakeshop - $1.50
Use $1 off printable coupon here or here
.50 after coupon

*Silk Soy Milk - $2.59
Use $1.25 off 2 from recent insert
$1.95 each after coupon

**Starbucks Frappacino - $1.99
Use $1 off 1 coupon from 6/21 newspaper insert
.99 after coupon

**Purell - $1.29
Use .50 off coupon from recent insert
.79 after coupon

**Ziploc Evolve bags - $1.77
Use $1 off 2 from recent newspaper insert
Use $1 off Target coupon from here
.27 a box after coupons

**Nexcare band-aids - $.97 (travel section)
Use $1 off printable coupon
FREE after coupon

Walgreens Deals week of 6/21/2009

Here is what we see for this week at Walgreen's:

**Aquafresh - $3 get $3 in RR
Use $1 off printable coupon
$1 moneymaker after coupon and RR

**Kotex pads, liners, tampons - $2.99 get $1 RR wyb 1 or $3 wyb 3
Use $2 off 2 pads printable coupon
Use $1.50 off 2 tampons printable coupon
Use $1.50 off 2 liners printable coupon
(There has been some coupons from recent inserts as well)
As low as .99 after coupons and RR

**General Mills Cereal - 3/$7 get $1 RR wyb 3
Use $1 off printable coupon IE or Safari
$1 each after coupons and RR

**Band - Aids - 2/$3
Use $1 off coupons from recent inserts
.50 each after coupons

**Skintamate or Edge Shaving Cream - $1.99 with in ad coupon
Use $1 off printable coupon for Skintamate
Use $1 off printable coupon for Edge
$1 after coupon

CVS Deals week of 6/21/09

We hope everyone had a great Father's Day yesterday! Here are the deals for this week at CVS:

**Soy Joy Bars - $1 each - receive $4 ECB's when you buy 4 (limit 5 deals)
Use Buy one get one free from recent insert OR
Use $2 off 10 from recent insert OR
Use $1 off 5 printable coupon
FREE and a moneymaker after coupons and ECB's

**Thermacare neck or arm wrap (1 ct.) - $2.49 receive $2.49 ECB's (limit 2 deals)
FREE after ECB's

**French's Mustard - $1
Use .50 off coupon from recent insert or
Use .50 off printable coupon
.50 after coupon

**Frank's Red Hot Sauce - $1
Use .50 off printable coupon
.50 after coupon

Not much else free or close to free this week.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Free Chocolate Friday!

Go here after 8 am this morning and get your FREE chocolate fix for the day. This promotion runs every Friday through September and you can register four times and receive four FREE chocolate coupons. It says it will take 6 weeks to get your coupon but it will arrive a lot sooner according to my experience.

Now what can be better than Friday's and FREE chocolate hmmm. . . free coffee?! Maybe next Friday.

Old Navy $2 Tank Tops on Saturday

Old Navy is having a sale Saturday (6/20) on Women's and girls tank tops. All rib-knit tank tops will be $2. There is a limit of 5 per customer.

Hopefully, it won't be as crazy as the $1 flip flop sale but if you really want to get in on this deal I would be there when the doors open!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Got ink?


Most households nowadays have a printer . . . and just like a car needs gas, our printers need ink! But ink is so expensive, isn't it!?!

Not necessarily! There are good ways to save on ink, and I’d like to share one that I’ve now been using for about 3 years: Cartridge World.

Cartridge World specializes in bringing us affordable, safe, and “green” ink cartridges! (You can read about it here).

I personally like Cartridge World for 4 main reasons:
  • They are reusing cartridges (they sell remanufactured cartridges) and therefore . . .

  • Their prices can’t be beat: you can save anywhere from 10-55% off retail price of a new cartridge! My color cartridges, which are $14.50 for a new one in an office store, are $7.99 at Cartridge World. Laser toners are a great price too – Kristie has purchased hers from Cartridge World. Here are some of their prices on other cartridges.

  • They stand behind their product. If something is wrong with the cartridge (which does happen, but rarely), you can take it back and they’ll replace it with another one. No need to worry about sending back a faulty cartridge via mail to the online company you bought it from.

  • They sometimes put out coupons (which we love), and give a $2 credit for many types of empty cartridges if you bring them in.

Like I said . . . I’ve been using them for 3 years and have been a very satisfied customer. If I had issues with a cartridge or toner (which was rare), they were very prompt in replacing it.

And here is something to sweeten the deal even more: Steven Kromray, the marketing director at the State Street branch in Rockford, told me that anyone who mentions this blog when going to purchase a cartridge at his store will receive $2 off (expires July 15th)! Woohoo!

I would suggest that you print this blog entry and take it in with you so they can see how far our word of mouth reaches. Be sure to tell your friends about our blog so they can take advantage of the sweet deal too!

Click here to find out more about the 2 local Rockford branches. This is also where you’ll find their location and phone numbers!

Thanks Steve for your $2 off offer!

Note: If you live outside of Rockford, I'm sorry that the $2 off doesn't apply to you. But you can try and find a Cartridge World near you here.

Attention Walmart Shoppers

We realize there are more stores in Rockford than Walgreens, Target, CVS and Hilander where you can score some great deals. However, we are just two people with busy lives and families.

As we all know Walmart does have low prices and a lot of people shop there. I personally try to avoid Walmart at all times due to my experiences, and I know Anouk rarely shops there either. That being said if you shop there on a regular basis, there are lots of free or cheap items you can score with coupons each week.

So if you do go there, you should check out these sites, grab your coupons and go. If there is enough interest we can post the links for these sites when they update their Walmart deals. Here are two for now . . .

Money Saving Mom's Walmart deals

Deal Seeking Mom's Walmart deals


There are a few disclaimers I would like to note since these sites are NOT local:

  1. Rockford tends to have higher prices than most areas - shocker! Right!? Probably not.

  2. Rockford's Walmart might not carry the exact same items.

  3. Rockford might not receive the same $ coupons as their papers. We have higher prices and we tend to get lower $ coupons - that just doesn't seem right.

  4. We have not verified these deals for you. The deals we list on our site are ones for which we have gone to the store and verified or done ourselves. That would not be the case with these Walmart deals.

That being said you can still grab your coupons and take a look, because chances are you can still score some great items for free or close to free.


Make sure you let us know what you think!

FREE Light Smoothie Friday from Orange Julius/DQ

*DEAL EXPIRED*

Friday, June 19th is the day to get a FREE light smoothie from Orange Julius/DQ, check locations here. Just print this coupon and head to your nearest OJ/DQ location.

Hopefully, they will be prepared for the on slot of people redeeming this coupon. Some free restaurant promotions offered lately are unable to handle the pressure. As you can see from their website it looks like they will be ready!

Enjoy your FREE Light Smoothie!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Trident - a little piece of Happy!

Here is a little piece of happy coupon $1 of 2 packs of Trident. Print two and hang on to them for a sale to get some cheap gum!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Walgreens Deals week of 6/14 - 6/20/09

Just two deals this week that are free or close to free at Walgreen's:

**St. Ives Body Wash - $2.99 get $2.99 in RR
Use $1.50 off coupon from recent newspaper insert
Better than FREE after coupon and RR

**Right Guard deodorant - $.99 with in ad coupon
Use $1 off 2 coupon from recent newspaper
.50 each after coupons

CVS Deals week of 6/14/-6/20/09

There aren't too many exciting things at CVS this week so here goes:

**CVS multi pack toothbrushes - $2.99 get $2 ECB's (limit 1)
.99 for 2-4 toothbrushes

**Schick Quattro Titanium - $7.99 get $3 ECB's (limit 3)
Use $4 off coupon from recent insert
.99 after coupon and ECB

**Excedrin - $4.49 get $2 ECB's (limit 3)
Use $1 off coupon from recent newspaper insert or here
$1.49 after coupon and ECB

A few items at Woodman's

I usually don't shop at Woodman's only because the size of the store and the limited amount of time I spend actually shopping. I like their prices and the fact they are employee owned. When I have shopped there it seems to be a pleasant shopping experience.

Lately, I have been buying coffee from Woodman's as they have a large selection and decent prices. Consumer Reports Magazine rated Eight O'clock Coffee - 100% Colombian as their best buy coffee.
36 oz at Woodman's is $11.69
Use this $1 off printable coupon to get it for $10.69
ALSO, sign up for Eight O'Clock's Accumul8 Rewards Program here and earn points towards merchandise (Visa cards, etc.)

I also discovered Fisher's Peanut Butter for $1.79.
Use the $1 off coupon from recent newspaper inserts (there are usually one of these every other Sunday)
.79 for 18 oz. of peanut butter

If you have any other great coupon deals at Woodman's you have come across post some here in the comments sections for others to enjoy!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hilander Sale on Lysol Products

If I were banished to an island and could only take one thing with me it would probably be my Lysol pourable cleaner! I love my Lysol pourable cleaner!

It looks like all Lysol products this week are 50% off.

There are lots of good Lysol coupons from recent newspaper inserts for .50 which Hilander will double. Click here to print several .50 coupons from Lysol directly.

Lysol Pourable Cleaner - $1.77
Lysol Bathroom Cleaner - $1.59
Lysol 4 in 1 spray Cleaner - $1.59
Use your .50 off coupons and get them for .77 or .59 after sale prices and double coupons. The toilet bowl cleaners were on sale as well.

This is a stock up price! If Hilander is out, make sure you get a rain check!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Another KMart shopping trip

Well, I guess it was a KMart day, because I went also! KMart is doubling coupons up to $2 (but only up to the purchase price, i.e. if you have a $1 coupon and your item is $1.79, it will only "double" $0.79 for a total of $1.79 off).

You can only do up to 10 coupons per transaction/per day.

This time I only got stuff we're going to use (I might sell the sunscreen this week at the yard sale, since I already have a lot of it and don't go outside much). I got over $29 worth of stuff for about $4.70 (including tax). Here were some of my deals.

Hawaiian Tropic 55SPF spray - $5.00
Used $2.00 coupon here (I never used mine at CVS last week, which was a better deal)
$1.00 after doubled coupon

Hawaiian Tropic Kids 60SPF w/ travel size - $5.00
Used $2.00 coupon (same as above)
$1.00 after doubled coupon

Vaseline 10oz lotion (all) - $3
Used $1.25 coupon from recent insert
$0.50 after doubled coupon

Old Spice Deodorant - $2.69 (did this deal twice since it's Jeremy's brand)
Used $1.00 coupon from recent insert
$0.69 each after doubled coupon

L.A. Looks Hair Gel - $1.49
Used $1.00 coupon from recent insert
FREE after doubled coupon

Trident Extra Care gum - $1.49
Used $1.00 coupon from recent insert
FREE after doubled coupon

A-1 Steak Sauce - $3.49 (did this twice b/c I had 2 coupons)
Used $2.00 off coupon here (available as of 4:55pm - click on black box "Save $2" on right side)
FREE after doubled coupons

Have fun!

Cheap Ziploc Baggies at Target!

Here is a great deal to score some cheap Ziploc!

Ziploc Easy Zipper with Expandable Bottoms - $2.49
Use Buy one get one free from recent Sunday insert up to $2.19
Use .40 off one Ziploc from recent Sunday insert
Use 2 $1 off Target Ziploc coupons
.39 total for two boxes of Ziplocs!

Kmart Doubles Coupons again!

Alright, well I did it - I have never shopped at Kmart since moving to IL and am not even sure when the last time I went to Kmart before that was but I went today.

They are doubling coupons this week up to $2. My total before coupons was around $38 but after coupons I paid $6.21! I guess it was worth the trip.

Here are some highlights of what I purchase:

**Axe Shower Gel - $4.29
Use $2 off coupon from coupons.com
.29 after coupon was doubled

**Colgate kids toothpaste - $2.89
Use .75 off coupon from Sunday's newspaper
$1.39 after coupon was doubled

**Skintimate shaving cream - $1.99
Use .75 off coupon from recent newspaper insert
.49 after coupon was doubled

**Johnson and Johnson Swabs - $1.59
Use $1 off coupon from recent newspaper insert
FREE after coupon was doubled

**Huggies 40 ct wipes - $1.99
Use $1 off coupon from home mailer or from recent newspaper insert
FREE after coupon was doubled

**Playtex cleaning gloves - $2.19
Use $1 off coupon from recent insert
.19 after coupon was doubled

Also, if you are planning to purchase a lot use the $5 off $50 purchase first then your coupons!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Update on the CVS diaper deal.

We posted here about the great Pampers Deal at CVS this week only. It looks like CVS changed the page and it does not reflect the $5 Extra Care Bucks any more. If you have the printed page that reflects the $5 in ECB's, take it to the store and see if they will honor it.

I went to the CVS on Riverside and Alpine and they let me do one transaction and gave me $5 in ECB's. They told me to come back after they could call CVS Corporate to determine why they were not notified of the deal or why the ECB's were not printing.

Be friendly and courteous and show them the ad and see what they will do.

Free Softsoap at Target!

**EDIT - These soaps have been found at the Target on 173 and confirmed that the deal is working. However, no one has located these soaps at the Target on E. State yet as of 6/10/09.

Here is a great deal at Target on the Softsoap Ensembles Bases:

Buy 2 - 2-packs of the Softsoap Ensembles Refill Bases - $6.00
Use 2 - $2 off printable coupons or $2 off coupons from CVS quarterly coupon booklet
Use 2 - $2 off Target printable
Pay $4.25 including tax and receive a $5 gift card!

and the world will be a cleaner place . . .

CVS Deals week of 6/7/09

Okay so there the diaper deal posted about here . . . make sure you print out that page and bring it to the store with you! Not too much else to report:

**Dawn Dish Liquid - 2/$2 get $1 ECB
Use .50 off from the Homemade Simple coupon mailer
Use .25 off from yesterday's P&G insert
.25 for 2 after coupons

**Gillette Fusion Razor - $7.99 get $4 in ECB
Use $4 off coupon from yesterday's P&G insert
FREE after coupon and ECB

**Keebler Pecan Sandies - $2
Use $1 off printable coupon
$1 after coupon

**Banana Boat Sunscreen - prices start at $7.19 buy 2 get $7 in ECB
Use $2 off printable coupon
$1.70 each 0r so depending on which bottles you purchase

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Walgreens Deals week of 6/7/2009

Hmmm . . . I am not seeing anything free this week maybe something will pop us as the week goes on. There are also rumors that Walgreen's is coming out with a loyalty card in July. This would allow them to be able to track your purchases and limit the RR deals you are able to do. We will keep you posted.

This weeks RR deals:

**Gillette Shampoo and Body Wash - 2/$8 get a $3 RR when you buy 2
Use $1 off Shampoo and the $1 off Body Wash coupons from recent inserts
$1.50 each after coupons and RR

**All Laundry Detergent or Snuggle - $4.49 - get $5 in RR when you buy 3
Use $1 off All printable
Use $1 off Snuggle printable
$1.82 each after you use 3 coupons and RR

There are a few more RR deals but they require more out of pocket that usual.

Monthly RR deals:

**Johnson's and Johnson's Baby Powder 1.5 oz - 2 for $2 or
Johnson's and Johnson's Baby Powder 4 oz - $1.99 get $1 RR when you buy either deal
Use $1 off coupons from recent newspaper inserts
FREE after coupon and RR or better than FREE

**Carmex - $2.99 get $2 in RR
.99 after RR

Other deals for the week:

**Mars Candy Bars - 2/$1
Use BOGO from recent insert
.25 each after coupon

**Blue Diamond Almonds - BOGO - 2 for $3.59
Use .50 off 2 coupon
$1.54 each after coupon (the roasted salted are yummy!)

CVS DIAPER DEAL ALERT!

**PAGE HAS BEEN CHANGED ON CVS's WEBSITE AND IT NO LONGER REFLECTS THE $5 ECB!

I wanted to get this posted as this is a GREAT Deal on Pampers! It is not in the weekly flyer but I found this on the CVS.com's homepage. I recommend printing this page and taking it with you just in case.

**Pampers Diapers all Jumbo Sizes - $8.99 GET $5 in ECB's
Use $1 off coupon in today's Sunday Paper!
$2.99 for a package of Jumbo Pampers!

The ad does not say a limit but rumor on the internet has it that there is a limit of 3. Buy them one at a time and pay attention to your receipt to find out for sure. Your receipt will say on the bottom:

Pampers, Buy1 get $5 EB
Quantity toward this Reward 1
Quantity needed to Ear Reward 1

IF YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR LIMIT AND YOU WILL NOT GET ANOTHER $5 in ECB's it will say:

Pampers, Buy 1 get $5 in EB
*Offer Limit Reached

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Free Activities in the Community!

What can you do for free as a family?! Rockford is such a large city that it has many activities within the community that are always free. We are going to run down some for you here.


1. The Rockford Park District - We have one of the largest park districts I have ever seen. Check out this page here for the Sinnissippi Music Shell. Download the 2009 schedule for Music in the Park, Imagination Station or Charlotte's Web Summer Series. These are great family activities for the summer.

  • The Burpee Museum is also part of RPD and offers Wednesdays as free admission day: go see Jane the Dinosaur!


  • The Discovery Center, which is ranked 4th in children's museums in the nation, offers Thursday afternoons free.


  • Head on over to the park districts website and take a look around; you never know what you will find!



2. Rockford Public Library - Libraries are always a great free resource as long as you remember to return your books and DVDs on time! Even though their budgets are being slashed to zero, they are still making great efforts to provide outstanding service all for free.

  • This Saturday, June 6th is their Summer Reading Program Kickoff for kids of all ages: newborns on up! My son started his first reading program when he was two weeks old. It is never too early to enjoy a good book.


  • The Summer Reading Program offers great prizes for every five books you read, and the final prize is a free ticket to Magic Waters!


  • The Library also offers a full calendar of adult, teen and children's programs at various locations in the community! We love preschool hour - singing, dancing, crafting and reading! Also, be sure to look for Anouk and I in the fall as we will be teaching our Couponing Class at the new East State Street Location!

3. Check out your local farmer's market - Okay so this may not be totally free, but it is always free to look and see what is being brought to the market! We need our fruits and veggies right?! It is a fun way to see the local farmer's and support our community. Plus it everything is FRESH off the farm!


Keep your eye out here for more free activities!

The Buying Ahead Principle

As some of you may know, Kristie and my grocery shopping trips sometime seem a little odd. Like in this previous post here, it's easy to notice that I couldn't feed my family from this shopping trip (unless we want to eat granola bars for every meal)!

So, how to explain this bizarre type of shopping? I think that Money Saving Mom has explained so well here, that I don't want to reinvent the wheel! An excellent post that says it better than I could!

Thanks for all your great tips Money Saving Mom!

Target deals!

Here are some great ongoing deals at Target:

**Johnson and Johnson's Buddies Soaps - .97
Use $3 off 3 printable coupon
FREE

**Cascade Rinse - $3.14
Use FREE coupon from Home Made Simple coupon book you can sign up again here to receive a book.

**Kraft Salad Dressing - $2.03
Use $1 off printable coupon from here or here
Use $1 off Target coupon here
.03 after coupons!

**Purell hand sanitizer - .99 (travel section)
Use .60 printable coupon here or Safari users here
.39 after coupon

**Hefty on the go trash bags - .99 (travel section
Use $1 off printable Target coupon here
FREE after coupon

**Target 250 ct napkins - $1.57
Use .50 Target printable coupon here
$1.07 after coupon

**Crystal Light on the to go - .99 (by registers)
Use $2 off 2 or $1 off 1 printable here or here
FREE after coupon!

Make sure to let us know if you find any other good deals!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Free Softsoap at CVS this week

CVS has a deal this week if you purchase two Softsoap Ensembles Base or Refill you will receive $4 in ECB.

Here's the deal:

Buy 2 refills at $3.99 each - $7.98
Use 2 $2 off coupons printables here or from the free CVS coupon book we posted about here
FREE after coupons and $4 in ECB

Make sure you scan your CVS card because I had a $2 off Soaftsoap CVS coupon as well and turned this into a profit of $2!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A few more items at Walgreens this week

Okay so here are a couple more things to maybe add to your list for Walgreen's this week:

**Cutter Advance Insect Repellent - $1.99 (small 1 fl oz bottles)
Use $2 off coupon from Sunday's paper (there was no size restriction), your cashier will have to adjust the coupon down to $1.99.
FREE

**Chinet paper products - 2/$3
Use a $2 off coupon and $1 off coupon from recent newspaper insert
FREE

**Lindsey Olives - .99 with in ad coupon
Use $1 off 2 printable
.50 a piece!

Monday, June 1, 2009

50 FREE photo prints at CVS.co

CVS.com is offering 50 FREE photo prints when you sign up for an account. You receive 20 FREE prints when you register and 30 FREE prints when you add your CVS card account number, just click here.

Download 3 FREE audio books for kids

Compliments of Parenting.com you can download 3 FREE audio books for kids. I downloaded them to the ipod and will have the ready to go for our next trip!

Download Rapunzel, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, and The Emperor's New Clothes. I thought it was easier to click on the first book and add it to your cart and then search for the other two titles and look for the free audio of that title.

Enjoy!

Free movie rental at RedBox

Want to watch a movie tonight? Well, go to any redbox (usually at Walgreens or WalMarts - go here for locations) and get a movie for free (for one night - $1 each night after that).

Choose your movie by navigating on the screen (or you can check online if your particular redbox location has the movie you want) . . . then right before checkout where you swipe your credit card, look at the bottom of the screen for "enter a code." Then enter this code:

FM63H7

Return it by tomorrow night 9pm at ANY redbox location and it's completely free - no charge! I've done this many times. The problem I now have is finding a decent movie to rent! Enjoy!

Aveeno Deal at CVS

I am posting this deal for those of you who maybe interested. Please keep in mind I haven't gone to the store to verify it yet so . . . . if you are a fan of Aveeno or want to check it out look for signs posted. The deal is for the entire month of June and said to have a limit of 3 (deals).

Buy $20 in Aveeno products and get $10 in ECB!
There have been several coupons in recent newspaper inserts for these products!
Here are some printables too:
$2 off when you buy one, $5 off when you buy two, and $10 off when you buy three positively ageless product - register and then print.

This deal and these coupons should make for some inexpensive Aveeno products. If you go to CVS and get a great deal post it in the comments.

One additional CVS deal this week

I didn't add this to yesterdays list because I thought the coupon might be pulled down on the first of the month but it is still available.

**Maxwell House Coffee - Buy one get one free - 2/.$4.89
Use $2 of 2 printable
$1.44 each after coupon