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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

CVS $5 off $25 coupon - 3 links!

There are three different links that you can print the $5/$25 CVS coupons from, each one giving a coupon with a different bar code. Since they’re different bar codes, you should be able to use all three with the same Extra Care card!

The coupons should expire two weeks from the date printed and is valid for one use only.

Link one - posted on this site previously
Link two
Link three

$.05 credit at Target for using reusable bags!

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Target?! Here is one more point I have added to my I heart Target list!

Use a reusable shopping bag (cloth bags) at Target and receive a .05 credit per bag used! The awesome news it doesn't have to be a Target bag.

I called and spoke to Guest services at both the E. State St and 173 Target locations and they both confirmed this is a new policy with no end in sight. There are permanent signs posted at the registers and they must scan the sign for you to get your credit.


That last post published without my permission so if you get this delivered to you via email go to the blog here and see the full post with all the coupon links! Sorry! It must be the fog of the head cold I am suffering with.

Upcoming Pillsbury Deal at Hilander

Here is an upcoming Pillsbury Deal at Hilander that runs between 10/5 and 11/1. I recommend printing these coupons now and hanging on to them to use between those dates.

The qualifying items are Pillsbury cresents, cookies, sweet rolls, Grands!, Biscuits Grands!, Cinnamon Rolls, Pie Crusts, Dinner Rolls, Loaves, Breadsticks or Pizza Crust.

Buy 4 of the above items and get a $2 coupon off your next order OR
Buy 5 and get a $3 coupon off your next order OR
Buy 6 or more and get a $4 coupon off your next order

All items must be purchased in one shopping order. Limited to product in stock. No cash back.

Printable coupons here:

$1 off Grands in IE or Safari
$1 off crescents or Italian bread in IE or Safari
$1 off sweet rolls in IE or Safari

Make sure you print all of these twice! Odds are they will be on sale too!!

Also, rumor has it Toaster Strudels should be on sale starting Thursday for $1.99 and here is a $1 off coupon in IE or Safari.

Kmart diaper deal this week only!

Since the Kmart on E. State St is doubling all coupon up to $2 I went to that location to do this deal.

Currently Kmart is running a promotion if you spend $5o on SELECT items you will receive $12 off your next purchase. The two items listed below are on the SELECT items list (the list is found in the store circular). Here's the deal:

5 packages of Huggies diapers at $9.99 each AND
2 boxes of Ziploc baggies at $2 each

coupons used:
$5 off $50 purchase printable here
2 - $2 off Huggies printable coupons here for IE or Safari (double to $4 each)
3 - $1.50 off Huggies diapers from home mailer (double to $3 each)
1 - $1.50 off 2 Ziploc products printable here (double to $3)

Paid $32.16 for 5 packages of Huggies and 2 boxes of Ziplocs plus a $12 off coupon off my next order! If you don't include the $12 coupon, that is $.50 each for the Ziplocs and $6.23 each for the diapers. If you include the $12 to use on my next order, that is $.50 each for the Ziplocs and $4.03 for the diapers! Either way that is a great deal on Huggies!

Huggies Pullups also apply toward this deal and their are $2 off printable here for IE and Safari. The more $2 off coupons you have the better the deal as those double to $4!

Updated Walmart Deals

Here is a list of updated Walmart deals from Centsible Savings and our disclaimer about 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.

Even if you don't shop at Walmart check out the printable coupons as you might find one or two worth printing!

Walmart Deals from Centsible Savings

Monday, September 28, 2009

Check your mail!

Today in the mail I received a Grand Opening flyer for Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot! They have a new store next to the JCPenney Outlet store in Northtown Mall.

On the back . . . . a coupon for $10 off a $10 or more purchase!!! Very cool.

I assume it will work at either the new store or the store still located on E. State St. as the flyer said check us out at E. State Street. The flyer also did not mention anything about the new store?! Hmmmm not sure why they didn't advertise the new store but I heard on the radio it was open.

Kmart doubles again!

Okay, so there were rumors swirling around the internet that Kmart was bringing back double coupons up to $2 and they were true!

On Monday, I called the Kmart on E State and they told me they were doubling all coupons up to $2 just like in the previous months.


I also called the Kmart on Sandy Hollow and they stated they were only doubling the Proctor & Gamble coupons up to $2 no other manufacturer coupons.

Well at least we have one Kmart keeping up the tradition!

Here are a few links with items and coupon matchups:

Deal Seeking Mom has a Hot Special K Deal with links to coupons here!

Common Sense with Money has a Kmart Super Doubles list here!

My Frugal Adventures has Kmart Doubles!

Nicole's Nickels shows what she bought at Kmart Doubles for $.07

that should get you started and if/when we make a trip we will let you know!

Walgreens Scenario for this weeks deals

Deal Seeking Mom has a great scenario on how you can use the $5/$25 coupon and the RR deals going on at Walgreens this week! She does a great job of spelling it out for you so check it out!

Also, Pampers are 2/$10 this week with a $2.50 RR! If you have the $2 off coupons from recent P&G inserts this would be a great deal on diapers!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Walgreens Deals week of 9/27/09

There are lots of Freebies this week at Walgreens and if you print this coupon you can save $5 off $25 purchase Tuesday or Wednesday. Read the fine print it must be after all other coupons are applied. So you will be spending at least $20 but if you buy all the RR deals you will "make" $!

**Chapstick Fresh Effects- $2.99 Receive $2.99 RRs

**Dentek Floss, 55 yds or 35 ct. picks - $2.00 Receive $2.00 RRs
Use $1.00 Smartsource printable
FREE and moneymaker!

**Emergen-C Immune System, 2 pk (2.5 oz each) - $3.49 Receive $3.49 RRs

**Gillette Fusion MVP Manual or Power Razor System - $8.99 Receive $6.00 RRs
Use $4.00 from the 9/27 PG
FREE and moneymaker!

**Halls Refresh Sugar Free 20 ct. - $1.00 Receive $1.00 RRs
Use $0.75 from the 9/27 SS
FREE and moneymaker!

**Herbal Essence Hair Care - $2.99 Receive $2.00 RRs
Use $1.00 from the 8/23 or 9/13 RP

**Oral-B Advantage 1-2-3 Toothbrush - $3.00 Receive $3.00 RRs
Use $0.75 from the 9/27 PG
FREE and moneymaker!

**Robitussin DM To Go 2 pk - $2.49 Receive $2.49 RRs
Use $1 off coupon from 9/27 insert
FREE and moneymaker!!

**Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion, 6.8 oz. - $6.99 Receive $6.99 RRs
Use $1.50 printables HERE, or again HERE in IE or Safari or again HERE
Free and moneymakers!

**$6.99 Glad Trash Bags (25-80 ct) - $1 RR
$.75 Printable here
$5.25 each after coupons and RR

**$1.99 Wet Ones Wipes w/ Walgreens Weekly Ad Coupon
$1 Printable here
$.99 each

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Toys R Us Leap Frog sale thorugh 9/26!

Toys R Us in having a Leap Frog sale through Saturday - buy 2 products get the 3rd FREE! Check out It's Hip to Save's scenarios to get some GREAT deals with coupons on Leap Frog products.

My kids LOVE the Leapfrog Tag Reader! It is a great toy to take to a restaurant, dr's office or in the car.

Updated Walmart Deals for you . .

Here are some updated Walmart deals for you and our general disclaimer about 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.

Walmart Deals from Common Sense with Money - Updated 9/22

A trip to Target on East State

Usually I am a fan of the Target on 173 but today since we were across the street we saved time and gas and went to the Target on E. State. One thing to note . . .

**The Nutri -grain bars on sale for $2 had peelie coupons on them for $2 off of 2 boxes!!!! That is $1 a box or a box free! There were still lots of boxes left with the peelies on them. The newspaper recently had a coupon for $1 off 2 and that is the highest coupon I have seen for those until now!

Check out the rest of the Target deals here. . .

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Target Deals week of 9/20/09

Here are few deals this week at Target:

**Silk Soy Milk - $2.50
Use $0.75 in 9/13 Smart Source OR
Use $0.75 printable coupon here

**Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers and Selected Others - $2.50
Use $2/1 here

**Kellogg's Pop Tarts (12 ct) - $2/ea
Use $1/2 in 8/2 Kellogg's insert and in 9/13 Red Plum insert
Use $1/2 Target coupon here
$0.95 each

**Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars (8 ct) - $2
Use $1/2 in 8/2 Kellogg's insert

**Band-aid Bandages (select) - $1.89
Use $1/1 in 8/2 Smart Source insert

High $$ Coupon for Nature Valley

Nature Valley Granola Cluster put out a great coupon. $1.60 off 1! This paired with a sale will make a great cheap snack! Print it here in IE or here in Safari.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Free Taste of Home Digital Downloads

Check out this link to download 25 Taste of Home cookbooks. You shouldn't have any problem coming up with dinner. Right?!

CVS $5 off $25 coupon!

Go here and take the flu quiz and print a $5 off $25 coupon for CVS! The quiz is less than 5 minutes.

Walgreens Deals week of 9/20/09

Here you go . . .

**Oral B Indicator Toothbrush - 2 for $4.00 get $2.00 RRs when you buy 2
Use Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon from the 8/23 V

** Roots of Nature Hair care 4-10 oz. - $6.00 get $6.00 RRs
Use $1.00 printable
FREE and a $1.00 moneymaker!

**Thermacare Heat Wrap, single pack - $2.49 get $2.49 RRs
Use $1.00 printable
FREE and $1.00 moneymaker!

**Aquafresh Iso-active Toothpaste - $3.49 get $1.50 RRs
Use $1.00 printable

**Aussie Shampoo, conditioner 8 or 13.5 oz or Styling products 6-14 oz - $2.99 get $2.00 RRs
Use $2.00/2 from the 9/13 RP
Since you can only purchase 1 for the RR deal, purchase 2, use coupon, and pay $1.98 for 2 products.

**Airwick I-Motion Air Freshener - $6.99
Use $6.00 from the 8/30 SS

**Bic Soleil Razors - $4.99 get $1 in RRs when you buy 1
Use $3/1 in 9/20 Smart Source

**Quaker Quick Oats - $3.29 Buy one get one Free
Use $1.25 off 2 from RP 8/30/09
$1.02 each

**Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream (14-oz.), 2/$5
$1/1 Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream printable
$1.50 ea. after coupon

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Free Marcal product

Have you ever had the FREE Marcal Small Steps product coupon and not been able to find that product? Currently, I have two coupons from recent newspaper inserts but have never found the single rolls or tissue boxes. Hilander carries the multi packs and the coupon can also be used for a $1 off of those.

However, Woodman's carries the single rolls of paper towels and toilet paper so you could get them free with the coupon!

Thanks reader Robin for the tip!

Hilander deals through September 23rd

It's the Mega Event at Hilander! Buy 10 qualifying items and get $5 off your purchase. Combine this sale with coupons and get some great low price items.

We are posting a couple links for you with coupon match ups due to the long list and time constraints.

Hilander in Rockford runs the sales from Wednesday to Thursday and they usually run two weeks straight. Go to the links and scroll to where they have the Mega Event items listed and remember you MUST purchase 10 items to qualify for the $5 discount!

Mommy Snacks Kroger deals
Stretching a Buck Kroger deals

Friday, September 18, 2009

A pretty cool giveaway

One of the blogs we follow is Common Sense With Money. I personally have it delivered to my email because there is SO MUCH information that comes through on that blog, and I'm sure I'd forget to check it if it wasn't in my inbox every day.

We just wanted to let you know that they are having a great giveaway and you can enter pretty easily - just leave a comment on the post! You will then be entered in a $250 Gift Card to a grocery store of your choice.

Our friend Robin won one of their giveaways once - maybe this time it will be your turn to win!

FREE Chocolate Friday!

Don't forget after 9am go here and sign up for your FREE Chocolate Friday coupon that should arrive within 6-8 weeks. You can register up to four time on four different Friday's and request up to four per address.

This promotion runs through the end of September.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Help and be helped!

Are you like me? Do you have a pile of papers that need to be burned or shredded? Well here is the perfect opportunity to get rid of that stuff AND help a worthy cause. As found on WIFR.com (with spelling corrected) check it out below:

Rockford Rescue Mission Document Shredding Benefit
Sep 1, 2009 - Sep 30, 2009 All Day, weekdays
Mailboxes & Parcel Depot 5411 E.State St. Rockford

Every weekday during the month of September, bring an item to Mailboxes & Parcel Depot from the list below to be donated to the Rescue Mission and get 7 minutes of free self-service shredding. For each item brought you get to shred and destroy all the documents you can feed through the machine in 7 minutes.

There is a limit of 14 minutes per day.

Donation Items:
Fruit & Veggies
Towels & Cloths
Feminine Hygiene Products
Garbage Bags
Nail Clippers
Poly Grip
Sheet Sets (twin)
Women's Pj's
and more.... call 815-399-2555 for a full list of items.

I brought a can of Dole Pineapple, a can of peas, and threw in some Tylenol and aspirin (which aren't on the list, but I figured they probably could be of use). It gave me the maximum of 14 minutes (I only needed about 5 minutes). I'm going to dig around the house to see if I have more to shred and maybe I'll bring Q-tips next time!

Mailboxes & Parcel Depot is open M-F from 9am to 6:30pm.

Update on Sears coupon.

I just wanted to update you all on the Sears coupon that was posted earlier in the week here. Today I went to Sears and used the coupon and it beeped when the cashier scanned it. It stated that the coupon was expired.

She knew it wasn't expired (not until Nov. 14th per the coupon) and that several of them had already come through and been used. A manager came over, corrected and accepted the coupon. However, I did hear him tell the cashier that they were only accepting the coupons until they had signs printed stating they were no longer accepting them.

I asked him why they were not accepting the coupons and he said they were issued in error. They coupon was listed directly on Sears' website which is where our link came from.

If you are lucky enough to be able to use the coupon, the junior section is pretty small. Basically they have shirts and pants that qualify as juniors.

Ask the Readers

Question for our Readers out there! Do any of you have recommendations on an insurance company for Auto and Home here in the Rockford area?

I have only lived in Rockford here for just over two years so when we moved here I did not have a chance to thoroughly research companies. We are satisfied with our current insurance carrier but every six month or sooner the premiums continue to rise with no change in policy.

Any recommendations you, our faithful readers, have would be greatly appreciated! Send us an email or leave a comment with a company name and insurance agent you are happy with!

$10 off $25 at Yankee Candle Store

Go here to print a coupon for $10 of $25 at the Yankee Candle Store. The coupon is not valid at stores that carry Yankee Candle but only at the actual store in the mall here in Rockford.

I have never used one of these coupons so if you are making the trip specifically for this coupon maybe check with the store to make sure they take the printable coupon. The phone number to the store in Cherry Vale Mall is (815) 332-1492.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Update on the Target Deals for the week

If you are going to do the Kashi deal mentioned here, make a note that they won't price match with Walgreens on a Target gift card deal. It is still a great deal and depending on which coupons you use will get most items around .40 or so each after coupons and the gift card.

Both Targets have 50% off the blue dot $1 spot section so check out the $1 spot when you go in for some great $.50 finds!

The school supply section is up to 75% off everything but backpacks are 50% off and thermos' are 50% off but lunch bags and everything else is 75%!

Other deals to note:

**Johnson Buddies soaps - $.97
Use $1 off coupon from Sundays paper
FREE (the coupon may beep, but they can adjust it down according to their coupon policy)

**Crystal light packs by the checkout registers - .99 each buy 2
Use $2 off 2 from Sundays paper
FREE (the coupon may beep, but they can adjust it down according to their coupon policy)

**Wonka Gummies (in the candy isle) - $1.59
Use $1 off Target printable from coupons.com

**Hershey's Kisses - $2.50
Use $1 off coupon from Sundays paper
$1.50 - YUMMY! Caramel ones

**Softsoap Ensembles with pump - $4.99 and a base at $2.49
Use $2 off either base or pump printable (it seems this online coupon offer is expired) AND
Use $3 off pump from recent newspaper insert AND
Use $3.50 off Target coupon from Sunday's paper
FREE with possible overage (if you don't have the $2 online coupon, still a good deal at $0.98)

**Softsoap Nutri Serums bodywash - $2.99
Use $1 off printable AND
Use $1 off Target coupon from Sundays newspaper
.99 after both coupons

Catch us again at the East State Street Library!

It's Couponing 101 again at the East State Street Library on October 6th at 6:30pm. We had a great time at the class on Saturday. There were some great attendees that made it fun and educational! We even had two giveaways!

If you couldn't make it then, please come see us for an evening class before we offer Advanced Couponing on the 10th! Here is our schedule:

Couponing 101
Tuesday, October 6th; 6:30pm-8pm
If you are interested in getting started with couponing, this is the class for you. Learn the basics of where to get coupons, and how to store and organize them. (Meets in East Branch Community Meeting room. Adults 18 and over).

Advance Couponing
Saturday, October 10, 2009; 1pm-2:30pm
This class is for the avid couponer that already feels comfortable using coupons. Learn how to set up a price list, as well as how to use your coupons the best way possible to get the most for free (or almost free). Also learn how to use coupons to "stockpile shop". (Meets in East Branch Community Meeting room. Adults 18 and over).

Using Coupons to Play the Drugstore Game
Saturday, November 7, 2009; 1pm-2:30pm
This class will cover how to play the drugstore game. Learn how the drugstore rewards programs work, and get help understanding how coupons and rewards programs work together! (Meets in East Branch Community Meeting room. Adults 18 and over).

Hot Hot Hot!

Go here to print a $3 off 1 Sara Lee pre-sliced meat in IE or here in Safari! Print two NOW as this is high $ and will reach its print limit soon!

This should get you some FREE or very very cheap lunch meat!

Swagbucks! . . .again!

If you aren't a member of Swagbucks or if you haven't heard of it we would like to introduce you!

By becoming a member you can earn Swagbucks for searches you do every day and redeem them for prizes and gift cards. So far I have earned 4 - $5 gift cards to Amazon.com and Anouk has earned LOTS more! Check out our previous posts here and here.

The cool thing for the month of September?! After you sign up here download their newest search toolbar here and look for the white envelope in the red square that says From TSG. If there is a 1 next to it click on it and it will show you a Swagbucks code for the day, no searching required just a bonus Swagbuck! Go go your Swagbucks account and type in the code to add it to your account. There will be a new code everyday during the month of September.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Target Deals this week!

Only because there aren't enough hours in a day I am going to point you to Stretching a Bucks Blog for the Target deals this week. She posted a huge list of items to score at Target and I haven't had time to check Target out let alone post this entire list before the week runs out!

Check out the Kashi Deal on how to score some cheap cereal and earn a $5 gift card! I know that Walgreen's has Kashi cereal priced at $2.50 a box so you should be able to price match it and save even more if you take in the Walgreen's flyer!

Remember our prices in the Rockford area may differ from Stretching a Buck and our coupon value for coupons from the newspaper may be different as well.

Huggies Diaper Coupon!

Huggies put out a great $2 off diaper coupon today! Print it in IE here or Safari here.

Fantastic Sears Coupon!

**See updated post here regarding this coupon

Here is a coupon from Sears for $10 off a $10 purchase in the Juniors department. It is a PDF hosted on Sears' website so it is a valid coupon. It doesn't expire until November 14th but I have a feeling it will get pulled off their website before then!

Print it now before it's gone!

Free Film Developing on Wednesday at Walgreens

I know most of us have digital cameras but there are still some of those who like disposable cameras or have the 35mm cameras around. Well Wednesday is your lucky day at Walgreen's then!

Get one free 4x6 in. Film Developing with coupon Wednesday only. Give the coupon at the time of drop off.

My daughter's princess camera uses film and I save it for these days to get the rolls developed. Most of the pictures are of her stuffed animals or her painted toenails - she enjoys taking them and I enjoy getting them developed for free!

If you don't want to print the coupon, they are also in the Walgreen's ad in the store.

5 Costumes Daily for under $5

Check out buycostumes.com for 5 costumes for $5 daily. 5 new costumes will go up for sale at 9 am daily! There is a countdown clock on the website to show when the new costumes will go up for sale. I would check right around 9 am if you are looking for something specific.

I see yesterdays costumes 3 out of 5 are sold out. Shipping costs start at $4.99 so for $10 you could get a great costume!

CVS Deals for the week of 9/13/2009

It looks like a good week at CVS! Here are some of the best deals for the week:

**Air Wick Mini Fresh Matic Starter Kit - $4.99
Use $4/1 coupon from SS insert
.99 after coupon

**Colgate Total Toothpaste - $2.99 get $2 in ECBs (limit 1)
Use $1 off coupon from SS insert or $1 off printable
FREE after coupon and ECBs

**Dyna Pep Energy Micro-Shot - $4.99 get $4.99 ECBs
FREE after ECBs

**Listerine Total Care or Reach Toothbrush (2-pk.) $3.99 get $2 ECBs (limit 3)$2/1 Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash from SS 3/15/09
$2/1 Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash from V 4/26/09
B1G1 Reach Toothbrush V 4/26/09
$2/1 Reach Toothbrush SS 6/14/09
FREE after coupons and ECBs!

**Suave Hair and Body Products $2 get $2 ECBs wyb $6 (limit 1)
$1/1 Suave Body Lotion RP 8/2/09
$0.75/1 Suave Body Lotion RP #2 9/13/09
$0.75/1 Suave Body Wash RP 8/2/09
$1/2 Suave Shampoo, Conditioner, Hairspray or Styling Product RP 8/2/09
B2G1 Suave Body Washes RP #2 9/13/09
$0.75 Suave Body Lotion printable
As low as $0.33 ea. after coupons and ECBs!

**Dove Ultimate Clear Deodorant - $3.50 get $2 ECB wyb 2 (limit 1)
$2/1 Ultimate Clear Deodrant printable for IE or Safari
.50 each after coupons and ECBs

**Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color $5.99 get $2 ECBs (limit 1)
$3/1 Clairol Hair Color - P&G 8/30/09
$0.99 after coupon and ECBs!

**General Mills Cereal $3Get $2 ECBs wyb 2 (limit 1)
$0.75/1 Big G Cereals printable
$1/2 General Mills Cereal printable
$1/2 General Mills Cereal SS 8/23/09
As low as $1.25 ea. after coupons and ECBs!

**Purex Concentrated Laundry Detergent - $3.29 get $1 ECBs (limit 5)
$1/1 Purex printable IE or printable Safari
$1.29 after coupons and ECBs!

**Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser - $0.99 (trial size)
$1/1 Clean & Clear Product SS 8/2/09
FREE after coupon!

Let us know what you find!

$5 off Luvs Coupon - HURRY!

Go to the Luvs network here and click on the bottom right hand side of the screen were it says Get the Kit! Register and it looks like they will be mailing you a $5 off and a $1 off coupon for Luvs diapers!

If you are already a member, click on get the kit and sign in and on the right hand side of the screen it says offers you are interested in click the $5 off coupon and save your profile.

HURRY as this coupon won't last long!

Monday, September 14, 2009

$1.60 off 1 package of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters

This is a great coupon for Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters. $1.60 off 1 bag! Click here to print in IE and here to print in Safari. This coupon paired with a sale will get you a great deal!

Walmart Deals!

Here are three links for you that list Walmart deals . . . read our disclaimer about those deals below and then click away and see what you might be able to score for free or cheap at Walmart!

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.

Walmart Deals for 9/13/09 by Deal Seeking Mom

Walmart Deals by Centsible Savings

Walmart Snack: Sale week of 9/13/09 by Mommy Snacks

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Walgreens Deals week of 9/13/09

Here are some deals for the week:

**True North Nut Crisps or Clusters - $3 get $3 RRs
$1/1 True North printable
Better than FREE after coupons and RRs

**Murine Ear Drop Kit - $6 get $6 RRs
FREE after RRs!

**Band-Aid Tough Strips or Ultra Strips - $2.99 get $3 RRs wyb 2
$0.50/1 Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages (SS 8/2/09)
$0.50/1 Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages (SS 6/28/09)
$1 each after coupons and RRs

**Advil PM - $4.49 get $2 RRs
$2/1 Advil PM printable
$0.49 after coupon and RRs

**Softsoap Nutri Serums Body Wash, 2/$8 get $4 RRs wyb 2
$1/1 Softsoap Nutri Serums Body Wash printable
$1 each after coupons and RRs

Monthly Deals:

**Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners - $1.99 get $1.99 RR
$1/1 Carefree printable
Better than FREE after coupon and RRs

**Trident Layers Gum - 2/$2 get $1 RR wyb 2
$1/2 Trident printable
2 FREE after coupon

**Aquafresh Iso-Active Toothpaste - $3.49 get $1.50 RRs
$1/1 Aquafresh printable
$1/1 Aquafresh printable
$0.99 after coupon and RRs

Coupon Deals:

**Progresso Soup - 4/$5 (w/ in-ad coupon)
$1.10/3 Progresso Soup printable
$0.88 ea. after coupons

**Keebler Cookies - $1.99
$1/1 Keebler printable IE or Safari
$0.99 after coupon!

**Kashi Cereal, 2/$5
$1/1 Kashi printable IE or Safari
$1.50 after coupon

Remember Register Rewards are just like cash or a gift card! Do not throw them out . . use them to buy other items with RR's and rollover your deals!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Join us Today for Couponing 101!

Just a reminder today we will be teaching a Couponing 101 Class at the Rockford Public Library! You can find us at the East State Street Location where the old Barnes and Nobles used to be. Class starts at 11am and it's FREE!

More details here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Restaurant.com steal!

Restaurant.com has a special going on on their gift certificates (90% off the sale price) - that gets you a $25 gift certificate for $1 instead of $10! Seems it will only be for the next 4 days or less, so get it now while it's available.

Go to Restaurant.com and pick your restaurant (be sure to read the "fine print" under the "Add to Cart" as some require a minimum purchase to use the certificate). Then in your cart, add the code NINETY and watch the savings come!

If you are a member of UPromise, the deal gets sweeter. Read about here.

Thanks for the head's up Baby Cheapskate!

I love Aldi's

Have you shopped at Aldi's yet? If you haven't, you need to. Their everyday prices are great, and although you can't use coupons (or credit cards), you can save bundles of money.

If you the last time you shopped at Aldi's was years ago, then you need to go back. When I lived here 7 years ago, I did NOT like Aldi's which surprised me since that's where I shopped in France and Belgium. But now it is my staple store, along with Hilander. If something's not on sale at Hilander and I need it, I buy it at Aldi's. I've bought something from every department:

flour, sugar, chocolate chips, saltine, crackers, mayo & olive oil
milk, eggs, cheese, tortilla shells
grapes, lettuce, avocadoes, limes
frozen grape or orange juice, frozen pizzas or chicken products
canned goods, onion soup mix, condensed soups,
flowers, sandwich bags, sponges, aluminium foil
even our two chairs, folding table, garage shelving, toys

It's great! Their "staples" are there year round . . . then they have seasonal things too. The only thing I don't buy there is meat (because I buy it in bulk when on sale at Hilander). And hey, when fresh mozzarella is $3 instead of $6 or $7, that is a deal to me!

And here is the best part for those of you that are still a little shy about it . . . they offer a DOUBLE guarantee! I've only ever returned something two times in the last 3.5 years, and today was one of them. The grapes I got were obviously not ripe enough, so I took them back. The DOUBLE guarantee is this: I got my money back AND another batch of grapes (this batch is yummy). Can't lose with that guarantee!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Free book download for iPhone or Kindle

If you have a Kindle, Amazon is offering some free book downloads here. There is even one by Carolyn Mahaney (CJ Mahaney's wife and author of "Feminine Appeal")

If you don't have a Kindle, but have an iPhone, there is a Kindle application for the iPhone which will allow you to download books.

My husband is going to download Carolyn Mahaney's book for me on his iPhone!

Thanks CommonSenseWith Money!

Need to fill a prescription?

This Sunday the paper didn't have any coupon inserts - I almost canceled delivery this week knowing that.

But I'm glad I didn't!

There is a coupon in the Target ad for a $10 gift card for new and transferred prescriptions. It's good for 2 weeks (until 9/21/09).

(Thanks Kristie! :)

$5 American Girl Dvd's

If you have a girl that is a fan of American Girls then this might be a deal for you! Right now on American Girls website you can choose from 4 different DVD's that are marked down to $5. Shipping is $4.95.

Monday, September 7, 2009

FREE Fun with Crayola!

I have always loved Crayola.com for it FREE ideas! You can register for FREE and gain access to all sort of FREE coloring pages, printable cards, craft ideas and more!

Today, (thanks to It's Hip to Save) I found something FREE and really awesome in the Play Zone! A coloring page maker using your own photos! Upload five photos and create coloring pages out of the photos! You can delete those photos and add five more so the possibilities are endless.

Just go on over here and click enter code, you will need to login or register. Then enter code PR24QCHT and start uploading pictures! Let the creativity begin.

Walgreens deals week of 9/6/09

There are some good deals on Glade products this week! Here is a weekly run down for Walgreen's:

**Glade Reed Diffuser, 3 Wick Candle, Sense & Spray, Flameless Candle or Lasting Impressions, $5.99 get $2.00 RRs (limit 1)
Use $3.00 Redplum printable or $4 coupon for Sense & Spray (8/23/09 SS)
$0.99 (or free) after coupon and RR!

**Reeses or Hershey's Candy 4-4.5 oz, $0.50 (limit 1) get $1.00 RR when you buy 2
Use $0.55 from the 8/23 SS
FREE for 2 bars after coupon and RRs!

**Glade Scented Oil Candle Holder or 2 oz Candle, 2 for $4.00 get $1.00 RR when you buy 2
Use $3.00 Redplum printable OR
Use FREE 2 oz. coupon from the 8/9 SS
Use $1.00 coupon for the the refills from the 8/23 SS
Use $3.00 printable for Buy 1 scented oil candle holder get a refill pack for free Possible moneymakers and FREE Glade candle products depending on coupons used.

**Windex Window Cleaner or Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner, $9.99 get $3.00 RRs
Use $7.00 Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner printable
Use $3.00 from the 8/2 SS (Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner)
Use $3.00 from the 8/23 SS (Windex All-in-One Glass Cleaning Tool)
Use $3.00 Redplum printable (Windex All-in-One Glass Cleaning Tool)
FREE Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner, or cheap Windex Window Cleaner, after coupons and RRs

**Brita, 1/2 gallon pitcher, replacement filters 3 pack, or faucet mount refill, $14.99 get $3.00 RRs
Use $5.00 printable (must take pledge)-for the Pitcher
Use $1.00 printable (must take pledge)-for the filters
You can get the pitcher for $6.99 after coupon and RR the rest varies depending on coupons used.

**Chex mix - $1.00
Use $1 off 2 from recent insert
Use .50 off 1 printables
.50 after coupons!

Hope this helps - I have not gone to the store to verify all of these - I just checked out the ad online and compaired things with other deal sites. I don't forsee a trip to Walgreens this week for myself.

CVS Deals for the week of 9/6/09

There is a 3 day sale ends Tuesday that includes some make up and sunscreens the only thing that I see that you can score for FREE in those 3 days:

**Aussie shampoo, conditioner or styler - $2.99 get $2 in ECBs (limit 3)
Usually there are coupons for this but there are none at this time
.99 after ECBs

There is not much else for the rest of the week:

**LifeLock DVD starter Kit $2.99 get $2.99 ECBs (limit 1)

**Schick Slim Triple ST3 disposable razors for delicate skin 8 ct $6.99 get $4 in ECBs (limit 1)
Use $3 off from SS 8/16/09
FREE after coupon and ECBs

**Covergirl clean liquid fountain or pressed powder $4.99 get $2 in ECB's (limit 1)
Use $1 off and FREE CG face product when you buy foundation from PG $2 in ECBS
$1.99 after coupons and ECBs

**Scope Outlast 750ml or Crest with Scope Outlast Toothpaste 5.8oz $3.49 get $2.50 in ECBs (limit 2)
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 8/30 P&G insert
$0.49 each after coupon and ECBs

**Buy ANY Artificial Nails from Revlon, Nailene or Fing’rs $3.89 get $3 in ECBs (limit 1)
Use $1/1 Revlon coupon from 8/16 SS (if qualifies)
.89 or FREE after coupon and ECBs

Friday, September 4, 2009

Help and Be Helped

Want to help a great cause in Rockford and get some help at the same time?

Drs. Caraotta (my chiropractor) and Bowman are having their Rockford Area Pregnancy Center annual special event! Here are the details:

Tuesday, September 15th

ALL SERVICES IN THE OFFICE WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE for everyone who brings a $10 donation (or $15 per family) designated to the Rockford Area Pregnancy Center.

Free services that day include:
- All Chiropractic and Orthopedic Exams for spinal and joint related problems
- Second Opinion Evaluations
- Treatments
- X-rays

All patients (current, past, and new) are welcome to attend.

There will be 25 door prizes, and a grand prize drawing for a $200.00 gift certificate. You will receive one ticket for the drawing, just for your attendance, and 10 additional tickets for every guest you bring, refer or send in. Mega Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

Call 815-398-4004 to reserve an appointment for this "Special Event" and bring your friends.

Hope you can take advantage of this great offer and help a great cause as you do!

FREE Choclate Friday

Don't forget to register for your FREE Chocolate today! Remember you can register up to four times (not all on the same Friday) and receive four coupons!

Clearance Item at Target

I scored a fabulous deal at Target on 173 yesterday. On an end cap in the Toy section was a Leapfrog Tag regularly $49.99 for $12.48. The fantastic part of this deal?! I had a $10 off coupon printed from leapfrog's website here and a $5 off Target coupon from a mailer that expired on 9/6/09.

The cashier rang through both coupons without adjusting them down so that made it a profit of $2.52! Before I purchased it, I checked out the books just to see how much they were and not on sale they are $13. Of course, I didn't buy one because I knew there were probably coupons for them and here they are!

This afternoon I plan to hit Toys R Us for one book as I now have my $3 Leap Frog coupon and a Toys R Us $3 coupon off any item and their online price is the same as Target's price.

So . . . for around $7 I will have a $69.99 gift! There were still 2 Leapfrog Tags left!

Another Free Music Download from Amazon

Amazon is celebrating 1 million viewers on Twitter by giving away a FREE music download. Go here and follow the instructions to get your FREE credit song. You must download your FREE song by September 6th.

Walmart Deals

Here are some Walmart Deals Money Saving Mom posted.

Remember our disclaimers 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.

Free Classes for Women from Home Depot

Check out Home Depot's Do it Herself classes. It's not just for kids anymore! The next Do it Herself class is Sept. 24th and is on Kitchen updates.

Make sure to call your the Home Depot you prefer in Rockford to verify. I always like to be on the safe side!

Walgreens September Coupon Booklet

Attention Walgreen's Shoppers be on the lookout for the September Coupon Booklet for Walgreen's. It has over $60 in Walgreen's coupons which means, they can be used in conjunction with a manufacturer coupon!

These coupons books can be found by the weekly flyer's where the Easy Saver Catalogs were kept. It looks like this is becoming a monthly for them! This must be what is replacing their Easy Saver program for now.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Target Deals for the week

Alright, here are some deals at Target you can score! I went to the store on 173.

**Be sure that you check out the school supplies as they are already marked down to 30-50% off. 50% off is for the backpacks and 30% off is for most other supply items.

**Summer items, goggles, swim toys, beach balls, swim shows, etc. are all 75% and located near the toys.

**Johnson's Buddies soaps - .97
Use $1 of 1 Johnson's baby toiletry Target coupon
FREE (this coupon will automatically adjust down to .97!)

**Gerber baby bottles - .99
Use $1 off 1 Gerber feeding accessory
FREE (this coupon may beep but should be accepted - I purchased 2)

**Dove Chocolates with peanut butter - $2.99
Use $1 off 1 Dove Chocolates from the newspaper
Use $1 off 1 Dove Chocolates from newspaper Target coupon
.99!!! YUM!

**Quattro Women's Razor or Intuition Razor - $6.99
Use $4 off 1 from newspaper insert
Use $4 off 1 from newspaper insert Target
FREE plus overage!

**Market Pantry String cheese - $3.39 and .40
Use $1 off 2 packages of M.Pantry cheese

**Huggies wipes and Pampers wipes tubs - $1.99
Use .50 off coupons from recent insert for the Huggies wipes

**Huggies diapers - $8.99
Use $1.50 off Target coupon
Use $1.50 off Huggies printable

**Glade Soy candles - 4oz. - $2.49
Use the $3 off 1 printable
FREE - HOWEVER the Target on 173 was wiped out. This price is good through 9/28 so you still have some time to score some free candles!
ALSO, they did have the 2oz. candles on an end cap for $3.19, use the same coupon and get them for .19.

**Poptarts, Nutrigrain bars deal - buy 2 get FREE Market Pantry OJ worth $2.49
There are Target coupons for the poptarts, combine those with recent newspaper insert coupons to get some cheap poptarts and FREE OJ!

Happy Targeting!

Coupon Class!

Saturday, September 12th at 11 am Pinch-A-Penny will be teaching a Couponing 101 class at the East Branch of the Rockford Public Library! This class is FREE and open to anyone who is interested.

Here is the catalog description for the class we will be hosting this month:

If you are interested in getting started with couponing, this is the class for you. Learn the basics of where to get coupons, and how to store and organize them. Pinchapennynook.com bloggers will bring great tips and hints to maximize your purchase power!

Check out the Library's online calendar here. You can see more details on our class by clicking on Couponing 101, listed on September 12th. We hope to see you there!

The East Branch of the Rockford Public Library is located on E. State Street where the old Barnes and Nobles used to be.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Walgreens Monthly Deals

It looks like there are 3 monthly deals running at Walgreen's this month with their Register Rewards program. Check out Common Sense with Money's post here.

I would question the ability to use the $3 off 1 coupon on the Glade candles. Walgreen's hasn't been giving out overage's lately on any coupons so you may have to buy the 2 candles, use one $3 off coupon and pay a $1 or $2 and get $1 RR. Make sense.

If the cost of the candle is less than $3 most of the Walgreen's cashiers won't accept the coupon. This may be a trial and error deal. If it works for you let us know! I am not sure on the price of these candles so it will not be an issue if they are over $3.

Lysol printable coupons

I believe I have discussed my love of Lysol's pourable cleaner here before but I love them also because they always have coupons! There are a lot of great printable Lysol coupons here that they just put out.

I love the start of a new month the coupons on the internet are always plenteous!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Special K Deal at Target

At Target this week buy 4 Special K marked products and get a $5 Target Gift card. They should be $2.39 each.

Go to coupons.com and print a few different Special K products coupons - $1 off 1 cereal, $1 off 2 bars, .75 off chocolate pretzel bars. If you print and buy one of each (4 total), plus use 3 of the Target .50 off Kellogg's Grain product you will pay $5.31 plus tax out of pocket and get a $5 gift card.

Some Target cashiers only accept one Target coupon for a like item. In other words you may not be able to use three of the Target Kellogg's Grain product coupons just one and you would pay $6.31 plus tax out of pocket and get a $5 gift card.

Another great printable brought to you coupons.com!

Go to coupons.com and print twice the .50 off Green Valley Steamers and take it to Hilander as this is part of the Mega Sales Event going on through Wednesday! It makes the .19 a bag!

A couple great printable coupons

Check out redplum.com and print a $3 off any product from the Fragrance Collection by Glade! The small 2 oz. candles are less than $3 and the 4 oz. oz. one are a little more than $3. Not all stores carry the small 2 oz. ones yet but I hear Walgreen's does and I know Kmart does. The coupon is good through the end of October so you have plenty of time to find them.

Also, print a get a refill pack FREE with the purchase of any Glade Scented Oil Candle holder. The small tins are $2.99 at Target and you get a FREE refill pack. Make this deal even better and use a coupon on the tin too!

Print these coupons now as they will go fast! Remember to print two per computer!