*Saving you some money in the Rock River Valley*

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Coupons to highlight from Sunday's paper . . .

Here is a list of some good coupons from Sunday's paper and where to use them:

Smart Source insert
**$1 off 3 packs of Trident - take it to Kmart this week and it doubles to $2 off
**FREE small steps single roll of toilet paper or single paper towel roll - Hilander carries this brand however I have never seen the individual rolls. Let us know if you have!
**$1 off Softsoap brand body wash - take this to Kmart as some bottles are only $2.99 and that would make them .99 after doubled coupon!
**$1 off Danimals crush cups or drinks - Hilander has these on sale for $1.88 - .88 after coupon
**$2.50 off (TARGET Coupon!) a Shout stain remover product with the purchase of a windex and scrubbing bubbles product - combine with a manufacturer coupon for the shout and it will be FREE then use a coupon on the windex and the scrubbing bubbles to get three very cheap cleaning products!
**$4 off (TARGET Coupon!) Quattro for Women, Titanium or Intuition Plus - combine with $4 off manufacturer coupons from previous newspaper insert and these will be FREE or close to it!
**$1 off Carefree Ultra protection - take this to Walgreens this week as it is already FREE after register rewards this week and turn it into a moneymaker.

Red Plum insert
**$1 off 2 Aunt Jemima Syrup - this is a Mega Event item at Hilander through Wednesday
**.55 off Wonder bread - Hilander will double this coupon and make it close to free! Print more of these at coupons.com

Proctor & Gamble insert
**$1 off any one size Tide - Target has these in the travel section for $1
**2 off Pampers Swaddlers sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruiser or Extra Protection - Kmart will double it to $4 this week might be worth checking out the price of a package there.

Well that's what I saw anyone else find some good coupons?! Let us know.

Another Hilander Deal . . .

One more item (not in the Mega event!) to add to your Hilander grocery list:

Barilla Pasta Picollini and Wheat - $1.29
Use .50 off coupons from recent newspaper insert
.29! for some delicious healthy pasta

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hilander's Mega Sale through Wednesday!

Hilander's Mega Sale continues through Wednesday and there are some great deals! I completely spaced it and thought I had posted these deals last week for you all and didn't?! Sorry! We had been on vacation for ending three weeks now which left me little time for bargain shopping or any shopping let alone typing a post.

I went on Saturday and the store was stocked full. I love Hilander for that very reason! I don't think I have ever gone with the flyer in had and not found what I needed. If it was empty I was given a raincheck and usually cashed it in the next time I went!

Remember that with the Mega Event you MUST purchase 10 items to have the $5 discount applied automatically! There is no limit on the number of times you can do this "deal" in a one transaction.

Here goes:

**SOBE Life Water - .99
Use BOGO FREE coupon
2 - FREE
(this is a weird one - buy 2 and they ring up at .99 each - the BOGO coupon will take off .99 then the Mega event will take off .49 each which makes them FREE - trust me on this one!)

**Pillsbury Grands Biscuits - .99
Use $1 off 2 printable coupon
.98 for 2

**Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - .99
Use .50 off 2 printable coupon
.98 for 2

**Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls - .99
Use .40 off 2 printable
$1.18 for 2

**Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks - $1.49
Use .40 off 1 Fruit Shapes printable here or here
$.69 each
(if you buy more than 3 you will get a Catalina for at least $1.50 off)

**Yoplait Delights Multipack - $1.99
Use $1.25 off coupon printable

**Nature Valley Granola Bars - $1.99
Use .40 off printable or here or here

**Nature Valley Granola Clusters - $1.99
Use $1 off coupons here or here or here

**Yo-Plus Yogurt, Fiber One Yogurt, all kinds of kids Yoplait Yogurt's (Go-gart, twix, dora, diego)
All sorts of printables here or here or here that make these less than $1!

Most of these have newspaper coupons that are not expired as well! Grab your ad and take a look at the three links above listed with the yogurt! You will find lots more deals.

REMEMBER buy 10 items to qualify for that price then use your coupons to save even more! It won't adjust the price but it will take $5 off your total order.

One deal not related to the Mega Event:
**Danimals crush cups and yogurt drinks are on sales for $1.88!
Use $1 off coupons from recent newspaper inserts (there are about 4 I think)

Hopefully, those will at least get you started!

CVS Deal idea good on Sunday/Monday only!

This is a great deal to get a Glade candle or reed diffuser, Fusion Razor and Gillette Shampoo all for .99 plus tax!

Glade soy candle or reed diffuser - $6.99
Fusion Razor - $8.99
Gillette Shampoo - $4.39

$2 off one printable coupon for Glade candle or diffuser here
$2 off one Fusion Razor from newspaper insert
Buy one Razor get a FREE Gillette Shampoo from P&G insert EXPIRES 8/31!
(this is why the deal is only good Sunday or Monday)


Minus Coupons:

Minus what you will receive in ECB's:
$6.99 for Glade product
$3 for Fusion razor
$1 for the Gillette Shampoo

Total after ECB's and coupons:
.99 plus tax! for all 3 products.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

K-mart Double Coupons again starting 8/30!

Sunday starts another week of K-mart doubling coupons! Rumor has it this maybe the last event until 2010 and possibly ever (gasp!)!! Here are a few links to help you save more $ this time around.

$5 of $50 purchase - Scroll down to a special gift for you.

FREE items coupons good through 9/3:
Free Smart Cents Paper towels single roll w/ $15 of health , beauty, consumables purchase
FREE American Greetings card ( $2.99 max value) with $20 purchase
FREE Diehard battery AA or AAA 4 pack with $25 purchase
FREE 4 pack Sharpie highlighters w/ $15 of school supply purchases

$5 off Craftsmen tools purchase

$5 off $20 Toy purchase
$5 off $17.99 or more purchase of Transformers shoes
$5 off $20 Nerf gun
$5 off $20 My Little Pony

AND last but not least here is a list that Common Sense with Money put together for this week. She does a great job and the list is so long I am just sending you straight to her!

Good luck and let us know what deals you have found.

Printable Babies R Us coupons

September is National Baby Safety Month according to Babies R Us. Go here to print out some coupons good through September 17th.

My favorite coupon? 25% off ALL Koala Baby or Koala Kids clothing!!!! Excludes the 2/$20 denim jeans. Be sure to check the clearance racks with this coupon.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

$5 of free MP3 music downloads

Amazon has a deal going that when you purchase certain video game downloads, you get a $5 credit for MP3 (from Amazon's version iTunes).

Right now, if you "purchase" the Big Kahuna Reef game for free, you get the credit too. It's legit - I tried it out. If you're like me and you don't really care for the game (or it won't run on anything but windows, tough luck for me), you can just purchase it and don't even have to download it! You'll get an email stating you have a credit.

Thanks MoneySavingMom!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Glade Coupon & a CVS Moneymaker next week!

Go here and print a $2 off coupon for the Glade Home Fragrance Collection. Then save it for next week at CVS. Rumor has it these will be $6.99 and you will receive $6.99 in ECB's which already makes them FREE. Use your $2 off coupon to turn it into a moneymaker! (limit 1)

This coupon will go fast so print it today!

We will keep you posted on the CVS deal at the start of the week. I am sure these Glade Home Fragrance items will go fast too!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Target Deals!

Here are some great deals at Target including some uses of the baby coupons we posted earlier in the week!

**Johnson & Johnson products are on sale this week for 2/$7 - $3.50 each OR there are some bottles with and extra 5% on an end cap for $2.99 regular price. These are all large bottles!
Go here and print some of the J&J coupons and Target $1 off J&J coupons for products ranging from .99 to $1.50.
Also, the Johnson and Johnson Buddies soaps are .97 and you can use the Target $1 off J&J to get them for FREE!

**Desitin Diaper Cream - $3.29
Use $1 off printable here and $1 off printable Target coupon here

**Glade Scented Oil Tin - $1.66
Used $2 off coupon from inside another scented oil purchase
Used FREE candle refills with the purchase of a Scented Oil Candle worth $2.99 from recent newspaper insert
FREE plus profit for Tin/Candle and 3 additional candles

**Skittles Crazy Cores - $.52
Used $1 off Target coupon here
I purchased two for one coupon and paid .02 for 2 packages . . . this coupon sometimes a cashier will not accept there is no restriction on the package type it just states $1 off Skittle Crazy Cores should be accepted.

**Kellogg's Yogos - $1.75
Used $.50 off Kellogg's Yogos product
Used $.50 off Target Kellogg's snack product

**Hillshire Farms lunchmeat - $2.99
Used .55 coupon from recent insert
Used $1 off Target printable

**Cheerios - $1.00 (small round containers in cereal isle)
Used $1 off General Mills cereal Target coupon

**Colgate Spongebob Kids Toothpaste - $1.99
Used $1 off Spongebob Toothpaste or Toothbrush Target coupon

**Kotex Tampons - $5.26
Used $2 off Target coupon from recent insert
Used .75 off Kotex Tampon coupon from recent insert

**Travel Hungry Hippos Game - $4.99
Used $4 off printable coupon

**Gerber Baby Bottles (two different sizes) - .99
Used $1 off Gerber feeding product Target printable coupon

**Aveeno Baby Products are $3.50
Use $1 off Target printable and $2 off Aveeno printable

Alright, that's what I found. Don't forget to review the other baby items on Deal Seeking Mom - the site I linked to for a few of these coupons. Click on Target Baby coupons to print those and then click on her other links for the manufacturer coupons!

Walgreens $5 off $25 coupon

Go here to print your Walgreen's $5 off $25 purchase coupon! It must be $25 after coupons so you will be spending at least $20 but maybe this will help some of you! This coupon is good tomorrow through Saturday.

When a wasted trip isn't one . . .

Well, I went to CVS to get the Sense & Spray deal (priced at 2/$10, buy $10 worth of Glade products, get $3 ECB, plus I had 2 coupons for $4 off . . . would be a money maker).

But - you guessed it - they were out! They said they are getting a new shipment in on Friday, so they should be restocked Friday afternoon . . . problem is, I'm going out of town on Friday! :)

It wasn't a wasted trip, however. I've been wanting to get some quad chairs for Jeremy and me to take along when needed. Jeremy ended winning a deluxe one at Wesley Willows for submitting the winning entry in a T-shirt design contest! Way to go honey!

Well, they have a bunch on sale at CVS! I got one for $3.75 (regularly priced $14.99). They also have a bunch of deluxe ones for $4.99 (reg. $19.99). So it wasn't a wasted trip! Woohoo!

(Note: I went to the CVS on Alpine near Harrison)

Monday, August 24, 2009

VERY quick trip to Walgreens

So I went to Walgreens on Harrison / Alpine to do the Glade Sense & Spray deal (will post about that later) . . . only to figure out, once I got home, that it was a CVS deal! No wonder I couldn't find it. Grrr! :) If I had had more time (had to come home and cook dinner) I would have stopped by CVS and found my deal!

Here's what I got at Walgreens - nothing spectacular, but I'm posting it in case these are items you are looking for!

Scotch Mailing Supplies Cutter (aka wrapping paper cutter) - $1.49
Used $1 coupon for Scotch Cutter product (8/9 RP)
Final Cost: $0.49
(I've always wanted to try these - heard great reviews. Have now tried it - it IS great!)

Scotch's 9"x12" mailing clasp envelopes (8 pk) - $1.99
Used $0.50 coupon for Scotch packaging supply product (7/26 RP)
Used coupon in Walgreens circular that brings price down to $0.79
Final Cost: $0.29

VoilĂ ! A trip to Walgreens for under a dollar. Quick tips:

- The super-duper cool cutters are on the bottom shelf in the clearance aisle (same aisle as toys). There are tons of them.

- The Scotch mailer special for $0.79 also applies to individual bubble mailers, in case you'd rather purchase those!

My Target Trip

I just wanted to post about my quick "Target Trip" today. I did spend money (but not really - I paid with a gift card), but a couple of the things were more-than-free. These are not incredible deals (except for the Kotex), but I need to get back in the swing of getting deals and posting them, so thanks for your patience as I get back on the bandwagon! :)

Windex Outdoor Window Cleaning Kit - $12.99
Used a $3 coupon (8/23 SS)
Final Cost: $9.99

Finish/Electrasol Dishwashing Gel Packs (20) - $3.59
Used a $1 Target coupon here
Final Cost: $2.59
(I usually try to get a better deal on these, but was desperate - only one left at home)

Bounce's new 2 month dryer bar - $3.79
Used a $2.50 coupon I got from Vocalpoint
Used the $1.50 Target coupon (8/23 RP)
Final Cost: Free plus $0.21 overage

Kotex 64ct pantyliners - $2.70
Used a $0.75 coupon (7/19 SS or 8/23 SS)
Used the $2.00 Target coupon (7/26 SS)
Final Cost: Free plus $0.05 overage

Total cost: $13.66 ($12.32 plus tax)

Again, not "fall-over" type deals, but my windows are desperate for a wash, and my dishes need to get done. If you got this weekend's newspaper, you should be able to do the Kotex deal.

If you've read this far, I'm impressed . . . impressed enough to let you know about a few things.

- First of all, I've signed up with Vocalpoint and they have sent me WONDERFUL coupons (like the one for the new Bounce dryer bar). You can sign up here to see if you qualify to be part of their team.

- Second, I have some coupons to give to a couple of you. I have two $1.50 off the new Bounce dryer bars - first 2 people to leave me a comment (and let me know they want it) get it! Then you can combine it with the Target coupon from the newspaper insert from this weekend and get it for under $1!

Have a great day!

NEW Target Baby Coupons!

Target just released a set of baby coupons. . . $27 worth! Remember these Target coupons can be stacked with a manufacturer coupon to increase your savings!

The coupons all expire on September 5th so you have two weeks to use them. It the items aren't on sale this week you can always wait until next week to see if they go on sale and save even more!

Here is a link to print the Target coupons and here is a link to Deal Seeking Mom's website and a post that matches up some recent newspaper coupons and some internet printable coupons to stack with the Target baby coupons!

Now go save some $ on baby items and start saving for college!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Free Chocolate Friday!

Here is your reminder for Free Chocolate Friday! Sign up to get a coupon for a Free Chocolate bar - you can sign up to four times throughout the course of the promotion. It has to be on four separate Friday's!

Free Music CD Download

Go here to download a full CD of beautiful piano arrangements. There are eleven well known hymns - the album title is A Place of Quiet Rest by Dave Mincy.

Dave is married to a friend of mine from college who also happens to be a friend of Anouk's from Canada . . . small world indeed!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

KMart's double coupon event

What will $2.77 get you this week at Kmart?

**La Looks Hair Gel - $1.69 (purchased 2)
Used $1 off coupon from newspaper

**Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen - $8.39 on sale for BOGO FREE! (purchased 2)
Used 2 - $2 off printable coupon IE or Safari
.39 for two bottles of sunscreen

**One a Day Women's vitamins - $5.49
Used $2 off coupon from newspaper

**Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gel - $3.50
Used $2 off printable coupon

That's it - everything I went for was out of stock. I did really need the sunscreen and the vitamins so it wasn't bad but I barely made the $25 total before coupons.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Heads Up!

Just a heads up that Kmart is doubling coupons up to $2 again this week. We're hoping to get out to Kmart soon and write out our deals for you, but in the meantime here is a good website to go to for the rules and some very good tips on using coupons at Kmart this week (thanks commonsensewithmoney).

If you get to Kmart before us, write a comment to let us know about the good deals you got!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How to find a coupon

Do you ever want to go to the store and wonder if there is a coupon for a specific item you want to buy? Or maybe you're like me . . . you're a week or two behind in cutting your coupons, but you need to go to the store and you want to make sure you're not missing out on using a coupon (and you don't have time to go through the yet-uncut coupon insert)?

Then the couponmom.com site is for you! Go here and then choose your state from the pull-down menu. It will bring up a coupon database in which you can search for anything! It used to be that it just listed newspaper insert coupons, but I noticed that they now have printable internet coupons listed too! Woohoo!

If you want to try a search for the fun of it, type in "toothpaste". You'll see some internet coupons, plus a list of coupon insert coupons. If you're wondering what the codes are beside the dates, they are as follows:

RP - Red Plum
S - Smart Source
PG - Procter & Gamble

I've added this website to my "favorites" and to my Firefox toolbar, so now it's just a click away when I need it! Thanks CouponMom for such a wonderful tool!

Huggies deal?

I'm not in the diaper market, but saw this deal and thought I'd share it with you.

ToysRUs / BabiesRUs has an instore deal going on where if you buy 2 value boxes of diapers, you get a $10 gift card (good until Aug 29). I'm sure there are places where you can get diapers cheaper than there, but if you are in desperate need of diapers and if you planned on getting something at ToysRUs, it may be worth it (it would be like getting $5 off each package).

I would, of course, suggest using coupons to really make this a deal. Some coupons are available here and here, or from July 19th's newspaper coupon inserts. (Thanks Coupon Mom)

Disclaimer: Neither of us have checked this deal out ourselves, so we do not know the prices at the stores and how they compare to other prices . . . but we wanted to at least let you know about this deal in case you wanted to check it out for yourself!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Updated Walmart Deals

Here are two links to some updated Walmart deals . . . REMINDER: 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.

Coupon Journey Walmart Deals 8/7
Bargain Briana Walmart Deals Updated 8/10

Sunday, August 9, 2009

FREE Sharpie Highlighters at CVS too!

Whoops meant to add this to the last post . . .

FREE 4 pk of Sharpie Highlighters at CVS with this printable pdf coupon. This is a safe and valid .pdf to print. The second page has 4 coupons of of which is for the Sharpies. If they are out, get a raincheck as this coupon is good through the end of the year!

CVS Deals week of 8/9/09 & a Deal Idea!

There is only one FREE item this week. . . no more FREE school supplies for now. Don't forget to watch this short video survey for a $5/$25 coupon!

**Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse Makeup, $9.99 get $9.99 in ECB (limit 1)
3 Day Sale – Sunday – Tuesday ONLY
Use $1/1 any Revlon Color Cosmetic product from 7-19 SS insert
FREE + Money Maker after coupon and ECB

**Huggies Diapers or Pull ups - 2/$18 get $4 in ECB wyb 2 (limit 1)
Use 2 - $1.50 off one Huggies Diapers from newspaper or mailers
Use 2 - $2 off one Pull ups printable OR $1.50 off one printables
$5.50 or less a pack after coupons and ECB depending on which coupons used

**Coppertone Nutrashield - $8.99 get 2 ECBs (limit 1)
Use $5/1 printable coupon
Pay $1.99 each after coupons and ECBs

Deal Idea!!
Buy 1 Revlon Mineral Make up - $9.99
Buy 2 Huggies Diapers - $18
Total = $27.99
Use $5 off $25 coupon from here
Use $1 off Revlon makeup from newspaper
Use 2 $1.50 off Huggies Diapers
Total = $18.99
Use $14.00 in ECB
Pay $4.99 plus tax for all 3 items!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hilander Deals through Wed 8/12/09

Here are a few highlights from the Hilander ad this week:

**Welch's Grape Jelly - $1.99
Use .75 off printable from here
Use .55 off 1 Gallon of milk wyb Welch's Jelly from newspaper
$1.24 for Jelly
$.88 for a gallon of skim milk!

**Hormel Natural Choice Lunchmeat - $2.29
Use .55 off printable coupon
$1.19 after coupon

**Healthy Ones Lunchmeat - 2/$5 or 2/$3
Use .55 off coupon from newspaper
.40 or $1.40 depending on which size you purchase

**Pillsbury Rolls Grands regular, cinnamon or crescent rolls- 4/$4 wyb 4
Use $1 off 2 printable coupons from here - there are several different ones available
.50 each wyb 4 (these are the small tubes)

**Cover Girl Deal
Buy 2 makeup applicators for $2.18
Buy 2 eye shadows for $2.24
Use 2 - $2.50 off 2 Cover Girl cosmetic products from P&G insert
Automatically receive $4 off for P&G special running wyb 4 P&G products
FREE after P&G promotion and coupons
If you only have 1 of the coupons you would pay $2.34 or .58 a piece.

CVS $5 off $25 coupon!

It's been a long while that CVS has released a printable $ off coupon on the internet. There was a lot of fraudulent use of their coupons last year and since then they are scarce!

Go here to watch short video survey and at the end print your coupon for $5 off $25 purchase. The great thing about CVS' coupon (unlike Walgreen's) you can use your $5 coupon first then use all your other coupons to get your cost as low as possible!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Walgreens coupon book and a TIP!

Walgreens has a new coupon booklet that is orange and says Back-2-School Coupon Book Over $50 in savings inside.

These are great coupons because they are Walgreens coupons which means you can combine them with a manufacturer coupon.

For instance:
There is a coupon for $2 off Huggies wipes 64 count or higher.
The 80 count I picked up was $3.59 (yikes that's high)!
I used the $2 off coupon from the Walgreens Back-2-School booklet
I used a .75 off home mailer coupon (I know most people get these there were also .50 off coupons from a recent insert)
.84 for a tub of Huggies wipes! (These will probably go onsale sometime during the month the coupons are good through 8/29/09.)

Also, I actually was headed to the store for Children's Claritin. I am not big on giving medication for colds etc. but both kids have had terrible sneezing, runny nose fits every time we spend a day outdoors. Since we have done that the last three days they are tissue consuming little people.

Here's the tip:
Make sure you have a coupon and if you don't Swagbucks it!

I looked through my coupons and didn't have one for Claritin but had one for Zyrtec. I did a very quick Swagbucks search for Children's Claritin coupon and a $2 off coupon popped up.
When I went into Walgreen's I noticed the Back-2-School- coupon booklet and inside were 2 different coupons for Children's Claritin a $2 off and a $3 off! I picked out a bottle for $10.99 and used my $4 in coupons! I paid $8.61 for my Claritin and Huggies wipes and two highlighters!

Whole Foods Deals through 8/11/09

Here is the list of Whole Foods Deals for the week from Bargain Briana.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Walgreens 2-day coupon

Here is a coupon Walgreen's just released good for today, Wednesday and tomorrow. $5 off a $25 purchase! Your purchase must be $25 even after all manufacturer coupons have been deducted. This is not as good of a deal as their coupons used to be.

Just a side note Walgreen's diapers are on sale this week for $5.99! This is a good quality diaper.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Walgreens Deals week of 8/2/09

There are two FREE after RR items this week at Walgreen's:

**Vitamin Shampoo or Conditioner - $3.99 get $3.99 in RR
FREE - Keep your eye out for the Try Me FREE tags on the Vitamin Shampoo or Conditioner bottles so you can make another $3.99 too!

**Gum 2 pk toothbrushes - $3.49 get $3.49 in RR

Other good deals:

**Jello - 2/$1 w/in ad coupon
Use .50 coupon from recent insert
.25 a piece after coupons

**Expo Dry Erase Markers - $1.99
Use $1 off printable
.99 after coupon

Also check out this post at Common Sense with Money for a couple deal ideas for the Unilever and/or Kellogg's sale and how to roll the RR!

CVS Deals week of 8/2/2009

There is a three day sale that goes through Tuesday. Be sure to checkout page 5 of the CVS insert for the 8 FREE school supply items . . . glue, notebooks, folders, scissors, rulers etc all items have a limit of 2 per CVS card. The bottom of page 5 states Buy any stationary item Get a select writing instrument for .01 cent! Odds are that all the FREE items were out of stock after the first hour on Sunday so check and get rain checks!

**Pepsi products and Aquafina are $4/12 get $4 in ECB's wyb 4
4/$8 through Tuesday

Sales good all week:
**Buy $10 in Ragu, Skippy, Lipton, Hellman's products get $3 in ECB's
Deal idea:
Deal Idea Buy 4 Ragu @ $2 each
Buy 1 Skippy @ $2
Use 2 $1/2 Ragu Printables HERE (IE) or HERE (Safari)
Use 1 $ 0.50/1 Skippy from the 8/2 RP insert
Spend $7.50 Earn 3 ECBs=$4.50 for 5 items (or $0.90 cents each)

**Blink Tears - $7.99 get $7.99 in ECB's
Use $3 off coupon from 8/2 RP insert
$3 Moneymaker!

Also, use your CVS card to make a purchase anytime in August and you will receive a coupon for a free item! The coupon is good for one week. My coupon was for a free bottle of CVS mouthwash . . . hmmm are they trying to tell me something?! :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lets Give Back!

We all realize times are tough, people are losing jobs, and budgets are getting squeezed. It has been brought to my attention that the Illinois Food Banks are really struggling. They have actually had to go to area businesses and ask them for help for what it sounds like the first time ever.

Couponing can easily lead to excess. We have our "stockpiles" of items we purchased at rock bottom prices or items that were free. I urge you to check your stockpile or pantries to see what you could donate.

I will gladly accept donations in person to save you a trip or our local Rockford Public Library is going to have barrels for people to donate and they will deliver the items to the Rock River Valley Pantry. Obviously, you can go to either Pantry directly with your donations as well.

Here is a link to the Northern Illinois Food Bank that shows us what items are needed.

Also at either website, Rock River Valley Pantry or Northern Illinois Food Bank there is an option to donate $ or volunteer!

Think about it!

Whole Foods Deals!

Here is an updated list of Whole Foods Deals for those of you who shop there. Just remember we have not been to this store to verify prices and deals etc.