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Monday, November 30, 2009

Get some good photo gift deals!

(Disclaimer, as noted below: we have not done these deals. We are only linking to sites that tell about these deals in hopes that some of these deals will be of help to you. It may be good to read the comments left by readers on the post to see tips / problems that they have. Thanks!)

Here are a few links to some good photo deals going on online. We have not personally done these deals, but they are posted on some reliable websites.

Free 100 photo cards - This deal expires tonight!

Free $10 credit at Snapfish (for new users only)

Cyber Monday Snapfish deals (good only today)

Free photo gift (good only tomorrow)

Hope this will be helpful to some of you!

Cyber Monday Deals - all in one place!

Just wanted to give you a link to a site that has all the Cyber Monday deals corralled in one place! How is everyone's Christmas shopping going?

A few good coupons . . .

Check out these coupons:

**Don't throw out your Parade Magazine from yesterday's paper. There is a $2 off Huggies coupon.

**$1 off 1 bag of Nestle Tollhouse Morsles! This is a great coupon usually they offer $.50 off 2. These should be on sale lots of places for the holidays. Register or Sign into your very best baking account here and click on promotions. You can also print $1.50 off 1 package of refrigerated Nestle cookie dough.

**Go here to print two different high dollar cracker coupons! $1.50 Keebler Wheatable Crackers and a $1.50 off Kellogg All Bran Crackers. Crackers will definitely be on sale through the holidays so you should be able to score these crackers for $.50 - $1.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Ads Sneak Peek

Any of you planning on braving the crowds (and the early morning) to go out and shop on Friday? I hear there may be some good deals to be had!

Here is a site where all the "Black Friday Ads" are corralled into one place.

Me, I'm going to try to get my hand on a paper tomorrow morning - even with all this technology, I'm still a "paper" girl! I like to read books, magazine, recipes, and Black Friday Ads on paper rather than on a screen :0)

Happy Thanksgiving . . . and Happy Shopping!

Thanks Robin and friends for the info on the site!

Swagbucks Holiday Gift Card Blowout!

Are you a fan of Swagbucks yet?! If not, you should be. This year Anouk and I each signed up for Swagbucks and are very pleased with the results. You use Swagbucks for your search engine and earn "Swagbucks" as you search the web. Then you turn those Swagbucks into prizes. For instance 45 Swagbucks gets you a $5 Amazon Gift Certificate. Sign up here if you aren't a member yet.

If you are a member, you will want to check out this blog post from The Swag Guy. Starting Black Friday one Gift Card will be on a "blow out" special everyday through January 1st. They will not tell you which one just check the Gift card section.

So, sign up here if you aren't a member and make sure you download the search toolbar here because the put out message which show up next to TSG on the toolbar and you can earn a Swagbuck without even searching! Then keep an eye on the Gift Card section to see which card is on the daily "blow it out" list!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

FREE Audio Book Download

Are you taking a trip for the holidays? Check out Audible.com and download one of their free books to listen to on the flight or drive.

I downloaded The Wonderful Wizard of Oz but almost got the Secret Garden or A Christmas Carol.

$3 FREE in MP3's on Amazon

Go here and enter this code MP34FREE for a FREE $3 in MP3's added to your Amazon account. You must pick out your music and download it before 11/30/2009.

Updated Walmart Deals

Here is a post with some updated Walmart deals . . .

Centsible Savings Current 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.

New CVS $5/$30 coupon

Just in time for their Black Friday deals CVS released a new $5/$30. Go here for a quick 3 question survey and print out your coupon at the end.

Monday, November 23, 2009

CVS Huggies Deal

It seems to be a quiet week again on the deal front, maybe it's the calm before Black Friday. CVS has one FREE after ECB's item:

**Complete Contact Solution - $8.99, Get $8.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $1/1 printable here or from the 10/25 RedPlum insert
Free plus $1 overage after coupons and ECBs

and then there is a diaper deal. . .

Buy $20 worth of Huggies Diapers and/or Wipes, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
Diapers are 2/$18.99
Wipes are $6.99
Grab your coupons and see what type of deal you can work out. Depending on your coupons you could get these for about $5 or less a package.
Here is a $2 off printable coupon
I believe the Pure and Natural diapers are included and there have been $3 off coupons floating around for those but no printable ones in the internet right now. Your best bet is probably buying two diapers and one wipe and using 3 coupons. The newspaper had a .50 off wipes coupon last month.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Change has come to Target!

Well, we knew it was too good to be true . . . unlimited coupon prints on Target coupons, available to us at any time until they expired . . .the end of an era.

Target over the weekend has released a new coupon printer from Target.com. They will release coupons weekly and there will be a print limit of 2. It only makes sense as their system was very generous and they are tightening their belt like everyone else. Click on Grocery Coupons at the very bottom of Target's homepage.

I assume that no more coupons will be available at afullcup.com and hotcouponworld.com on their Target coupon generators. It seems that Target for now will just let the coupons expire and not give them liscense to these new coupons.

The first time you click on Target's Grocery Coupons you must install their coupon printer to allow you to print. After you install it then their system is just like coupons.com. You click the check box of the coupon(s) you want and then Print coupons. You will be allowed to print/check each coupon twice (per computer) before the coupon disappears from the list and your limit is reached.

A few deals this week at Target . . . sorry it's been quiet around here Anouk and I took turns being sick. I was sick last week and Anouk is sick this week. I am getting caught back up on projects and mountains of laundry plus school projects etc. We hope to catch you up on some deals!

**Buy 8 cans of Delmonte Vegetables - $.45 each
Use $1 off 8 cans from Sunday's paper
Use $1 off 6 Target printable
.20 each!

**$1 off Up and Up wipes - psa $.97 - under $2
Use $1 off Target printable (still unlimited prints on this coupon)
FREE to very cheap wipes!!

**American Greeting Cards - psa $.99
Use $1 off 3 manufacturer printable
Use $1 off 3 Target printable
$.32 if purchased 3 at .99!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Great book for a great price - AGAIN!

Mary Hunt is offering her great book "Living Your Life at Half the Price" for 50% again (and free shipping). All the details about the book can be found on my earlier post here.

Great book - super helpful! Buy it for yourself or for a gift for someone else! Sale ends 11/30/2009.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dollar General printable coupon

Are you a Dollar General shopper? I can't say that I have even been in a Dollar General but thought in case some of you go there you might be interested in this printable coupon. The coupon is only valid Saturday and Sunday.

Make sure you read the details! The coupon offers 10% or 20% off certain products.

MacArthur Study Bible on sale until Sunday

Just wanted to let you know that Grace Books International has MacArthur Study Bibles (hardcover) on a great sale: $19.99! Their shipping is a little high ($9.25) but the total for one would still be a few pennies under Amazon's price of $29.64.

If you order more than one, however, the price gets "better." For example:

- if you order two Bible, your total is $39.98 for Bibles, $10.06 for shipping = $25.02 per Bible.
- if you order three Bibles, it's $12.15 for shipping = $24.04 per Bible.
- so on and so forth.

They have other good sales on books (go to their sale link) that you could add to your cart to make the shipping even more worth it. "Adopted for Life," which is an excellent book, would be a good one to add to your cart! Christmas is coming up . . . and books make great gifts!

Thanks Jason for the head's up!

Organic Valley Coupons

Sign up here to receive $10 in coupons from Organic Valley. Make sure you go here to print coupons online too!

A BIG list of Walmart Deals

Couponing to Disney posted a Huge Walmart list - declaring 119 items under $1 and 18 free. Check it out here and good luck!

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.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Print these CVS Coupons now for next week!

Go here and print two of the CVS Glade Sense and Spray Coupons and two of the CVS Glade Lasting Impressions coupons. There should be a moneymaker deal with these CVS coupons and recent newspaper coupons coming up next week.

If you are interested in the deal, print these coupons now before they are gone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Target Deals the week of 11/8/09

Here are a few notables from Target this week . . .

**Don't forget the Glade candle deal here and the coupons we posted here, it continues through 12/26.

**Also, the $1 off coupon for Up and Up baby wipes we posted about here.
Prices are:
$.97 for 48 flushable toddler wipes
$1.47 for 40 baby wipes
$1.52 for the 72 ct. baby wipes
$1.89 for the refills
Use the coupon and free to .89 for wipes at the most!

**Buy 3 Nivea lip care (found in the chapstick, cold care isle) - $2.94 AND
1 Nivea Essential lotion with a FREE Nivea lip care peelie on it - $4.94
Use the FREE Nivea Lip care wyb the lotion
Use the Buy 3 Nivea Lip care get a FREE Nivea Essentials lotion from newspaper
Use the BOGO FREE Nivea Lip care coupon from the newspaper
Use the $1 off Target Nivea Lip care coupon from the newspaper
$1.94 for 3 Nivea Lip care products and 1 Nivea Essentials lotion!

**Mr. Potato Christmas Spud - $5.99 (found in the Christmas section/toys)
Use $5 off 1 printable (I found it on page 17)
.99!

**Pictureka Flipper and Clue Secrets - regular price at $23.99
Price match with Kmart's ad - you must bring in the ad before 11/14/09.
Target will price match it to $14.99
Use $5 off Target printable here (under H for Hasbro game Pictureka and Clue)
Use $5 off Pictureka and Clue Secrets here
Makes both games only $4.99 each!

**Peppridge Farm Holiday Cookies - $2.50 in Christmas section
Use $.75 off Target printable
Use $.75 off from newspaper
$1.00

More Glade Printables!

Okay go here and print these great Glade coupons!!! Hurry before they are gone. Then head to Target to do this deal!

Make sure you check your newspaper coupons for the $1.50 off one scented oil candle and the get a free refill wyb a scented oil candle.

Once you get a $5 gift card, if you have enough coupons you can roll the deal over and over until you run out of coupons for lots of FREE candles!

Reminder to the Veterans and Active Duty Military!

Here is a reminder to the Veterans and Active Duty Military about a FREE meal at Applebee's tomorrow! We posted this in October but wanted to remind you all for tomorrow. Check the post for specific details and requirements.

Also, WIFR made this announcement on their Facebook status . . .Texas Roadhouse in Rockford is offering a FREE dinner from 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. on Veteran's Day for all active veterans who show up in uniform or with military identification. Address: 7240 Walton Street Rockford, Illinois. (I assume they mean active duty and veterans because active veterans doesn't make sense.)

The Applebee's offer doesn't seem to be time specific so if you are going to get dressed up . . . hit Applebee's for lunch and Texas Roadhouse for dinner.

Thank you for your service!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cheap to FREE Target wipes!

Now to go with all those diaper deals at CVS and Walgreens this week. Stop by Target to pick up some FREE to cheap wipes!

Target released a printable coupon for $1 off Up and Up wipes! These wipes are all under $2. I believe the tubs are around $1.62 while some of the refill packs are closer to $1. After I pick some up this week I will let you know for sure. Stock up as the coupon is good through 12/5/2009!

The coupon is also good on the Up and Up diapers.

More on Target deals this week later . . .

Walgreens Huggies Deal this week

Check out the CVS Huggies deals first and see which deal would work better for you or both if you really need to stock up!


Huggies at Walgreens this week are $8.99.


Buy 4 packages of Huggies at $8.99 each, $35.96
Walgreens coloring book for $.99 (found near the pharmacy or near the regular coloring books.)
Use $1 off Huggies diaper coupon in the coloring book (this will take $4 off)
Use 2 - $2 off printable coupons here (I found them on page 3)
Use 2 - $1.50 off printable coupons here (I found them on page 8)
Use the $5 off $25 printable here

$20.95 plus tax for 4 packs of Huggies and a coloring book!

That's $5.23 for a jumbo pack of Huggies!

Updated Walmart Deals . . .

Here are a few sites that have posted some updated Walmart deals. . . disclaimers . . .

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.


Check them out here . . .

Centsible Savings
Common Sense with Money

CVS Huggies Deal this week!

In case you need diapers here are a couple scenarios this week at CVS to get a good deal.

First scenario if you were able to print the $5 off $20 coupon here:
Buy 2 Huggies Jumbo packs at $9.88 and a filler item for at least $.25
Use the get $4 in ECB's when you spend $20 coupon from the big red Season to Save Christmas book found near the store weekly circulars!
Use the $5 off $20 coupon
Print and use 2 $2 off coupons here (I found them on page 3)
Total after coupons and ECBs - $7.01 for 2 packs of diapers and your filler item!
That's $3.50 for a pack of jumbo Huggies!

Second scenario if you print the $5 off $30 coupon here:
Buy 3 Huggies Jumbo packs at $9.88 and a filler item for at least $.40
Use the get $4 in ECB's when you spend $20 coupon from the big red Season to Save Christmas book found near the store weekly circulars!
Use the $5 off $30 coupon
Print and use 2 $2 off coupons here (I found them on page 3 - if you have another computer print another one to save more OR . . )
Print and use 1 $1.50 off coupons here (I found them on page 8)
Total after ECB's and coupons - $15.54!
$5.18 a pack!

There is a similar deal at Walgreens that I will post about later today, if you prefer Walgreens. Walgreens you don't need a saver's card but you will need to purchase a $.99 coloring book to get a coupon.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Need games? This sounds like a great deal!

I haven't tried out this deal myself, but it sure sounds like a great deal! Looks like you can get 7 Hasbro games for around $4!

Check it out here!

Thanks Common Sense With Money!

Get 10% more from your dollar on gas purchases

Well, essentially it's like getting 10% more on each dollar . . . Road Ranger has a promotion from now until Christmas time - buy a $50 gift card, get $55, or buy $100 gift card, get $110!

I tried it today, and sure enough, they charged me $50 and my gift card has $55 on it! Our Road Ranger is close to home and is usually one of the cheaper ones around - now they'll be getting me to come a few more times since I have a gift card! So it's a win-win!

Just FYI, I did it at the Road Ranger on Harrison near Alpine - I'm pretty sure it's a city-wide deal, but you may want to check your Road Ranger to make sure they're having this deal.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Let's hit the Mall!

Christmas is in the air and Santa's house is going up at Cherryvale Mall. What else?! Coupon books with Holiday specials. The coupon books are about the size of a checkbook and look like this:

BUT . . . if you are headed to the mall click on the picture above or here to be able to select which coupons you want to print and take them with you! So don't panic if you can't find the book they are all available online.

Check out Cherryvale's main webpage here and sign up for their email newsletter in the upper right hand corner. They also have a special page dedicated to coupons and offers here available all year long not just for the holidays. I even found a sales and events page here.

Then make sure you sign up with your favorite stores for email coupons and mailings. Some of my favorites:

Auntie Anne's Pretzels - coupons emailed to you for free pretzels or drinks with a purchase.

Barnes and Nobles - not only do they offer coupons for books and other items but coupons for the cafe as well!

Bath and Body Works - they have great coupons for a free item with ANY purchase or $/$$ coupons. The past two months they have mailed me coupons for a free item no purchase required!

Children's Place - never shop there without a coupon!

Gymboree - right now in the lower left sign up for their email list and receive a 30% off coupon.

Victoria's Secret - sign up with Victoria's Secret here AND join the Pink Nation here. When I joined the pink nation I received a FREE shopping bag worth $20 and since joining have received emails and coupons in the mail for FREE "Pink" underwear. Just this week I went into Victoria's Secret and received two FREE pairs of underwear and a FREE bottle of my favorite perfume - total value was $27! All for FREE - not a penny!

Go here for a complete store listing that will even link you to that stores webpage! How convient!

Thanks to reader Heidi for the tip on the coupon books! The books can be found at the welcome desk and on a table at the entrance between Barnes and Noble and Camille's Cafe. She mentioned they were going fast so I was very excited for our reader's that they also are available for print online!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Target update!

Target's Halloween decorations/clothes/costumes/candy etc. are at 75% off. There are lots of candy coupons out there so make sure you take them with you when you go including these printable Target candy coupons!

Also, Energizer batteries are on price cut. $6.49 for 10 plus some packs have 2 free. I found these hanging in the toy section at 173 near the end cap. The next isle over had the Target Toy book which has a Target coupon for $1 off Energizer batteries. Combine that with this $1 off printable and pay $4.49.

3 good coupons

Three good coupons:

$1 off Scottie facial tissue (yes, off ONE box!). Go here to sign up for the coupon. Remember to refresh (or hit "back button" to get 2 coupons total!

CVS - $5 off $20. Just "peel" the tags by clicking on them with your mouse (good until 12/31).

At CVS - pick up their big "Season to Save" flier (more like a catalog). Inside there is a $4 off $20 coupon.

Thanks MoneySavingMom for the head's up on the 2 printable coupons!

Some stores to check out!

Since Christmas is coming up, I wanted to point out a few stores in town that can help you with all your holiday shopping. I'm not usually a big fan of dollar stores, but I do have 2 favorites, one of which is not as well known (it's a local, non-chain store)

ALDI
If you are from Europe, have been to Europe, or wished you could go to Europe, Aldi is a cool place! They often have specialty items from all over, especially around the holidays. Right now, they have Chocolatines - a.k.a. Chocolate Croissants - and non-Pillsbury Croissants. These are available for a limited time, and since they are half price right now, I'm sure they won't last the week (reg. price $2.99 / clearance price $1.49 for box of 4 chocolatines or 8 croissants). Why not grab a few boxes for a special Christmas breakfast? While you're there, pick up some milk too if you need it - everyday price of $1.79. I find their milk stays fresh longer than most milks. (forgot to mention the first time around that they are in the frozen section, so they will keep until Christmas . . . when you're ready, just let them rise overnight and bake them in the morning.)

Dollar Tree
I went there yesterday to pick up a few things. They have their Christmas stuff out, and let me tell you, some of their decorations are SUPER nice. I'm going to have to go back and pick up a few of their 17" snowflakes (they look better in real life)! I've been more and more impressed with their seasonal things - some of it is still cheap-o looking, but a lot of it rivals the more expensive stores!

Super $1 Store
This is the "local" dollar store in Rockford. There is one off State near Alpine (east of Big Lots, west of Alpine), and one in the strip mall at the corner of Riverside and Main. These are my favorite dollar stores! They sometimes get "leftovers" from Hallmark and other stores, and have a variety of things that I don't see in other dollar stores. If you're big into scrapbooking, the one on Riverside has TONS of stuff for you! Most items in the store are $1, many are less than that, and a few things are up to $2 . . . and NOTHING is over that, except for the one short aisle where they have bigger ticket items. Check it out!

Hallmark Outlet
Located on Alpine near Harrison (next door to Hilander, on the right . . . not the regular Hallmark store which is down on the left). Everything in the store is 50% off retail price, and the Christmas stuff is 75% off. If you like Yankee Candles, they have a varied selection for 50% off.

JC Penney Outlet
Located off of 173 near the big shopping center, this is where I do a lot of clothes shopping. Make sure you get on their mailing list to receive the fliers with all the good deals listed. This Saturday and Sunday, for example, men's pleated & flat front twill pants are $5.99! Can't beat it! It really is a great place: in fact, when my in-laws come to town, we have to make a trip to the outlet! Makes me wonder about the true nature of their visit! Just kidding Mom! :0)

Have fun shopping!

Join us for the Drugstore Game Class!

Don't forget this Saturday, November 7th, at the East State Street Library you can join us for the Drugstore Game Class! There will be giveaways, of course, and tips on how to use the rewards programs at the local drugstores to get free products and save money!

The class starts at 1pm!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My trip to Hilander

WARNING: This is a LONG post . . . but I wanted to post in detail so you can see what good deals can be gotten at Hilander's Mega Deal Event! Apparently it's going on next week too, and often the same deals repeat: so check it out and see what available!

Went to Hilander today to take advantage of the Mega deals going on (buy 10 items, get $5.00 off your total). I went through the self-checkout line because I wanted to do my 5 separate transactions and not have people waiting in line behind me. The help guy at the self-checkout was so nice - even went and got me a cart to transfer my purchases to. I would scan my 10 items, hand him the coupons, pay, and go on to the next transaction.

Well, here are my spoils of the day. Please note that instead of taking the $5.00 off the total, I am taking $0.50 off each of the 10 items to reflect what the actual price per item is.

First transaction: No coupons used.
- Ricola Cough Drops (x2) - $0.50 ea
- Del Monte canned tomatoes (x4)- $0.50 ea
- Scotch Brite spunge - $0.50
- Land-O-Lakes spreadable butter - $0.99
- Zesta saltine crackers (Keebler brand) - $0.99
- Heinz Ketchup 36oz - $1.49
Total OOP (including tax) - $7.07
(there were coupons for Ricola in 10/11SS and for Scotch Brite in 9/20RP but I didn't have them)


Second transaction: One coupon
Armour meatballs (x2) - $1.99 ea
Tombstone pizza (x2) - $1.99 ea
Lays (x2) - $1.78 ea
Fritos (x2) - $1.49
Ore Ida fries (x2) - $1.99 ea ($1.26 ea after $1.50/2 coupon from 9/27 SS)
Total OOP (incl. tax): $17.16


Third transaction: Six coupons
- Pepperidge Farm Natural Pretzel thins - $1.99 ($0.99 after $1 printable coupon - no longer available)
- Pepperidge Farm Sesame Snack Sticks - $1.99 ($0.99 after $1 printable coupon)
- Pepperidge Farm cookies - $1.99 ($0.99 after doubled $0.55 coupon from 9/27 SS)
- Welch's Grape Juice - $2.49 ($1.49 after $1.00 printable coupon here or here in Safari)
- Kleenex aloe and ultra soft (x6) - $0.99 ($0.66 after 2 doubled $0.50/3 coupons from 11/01 SS or here)
Total OOP (incl. tax): $9.01


Fourth transaction: Nine coupons
- Kraft Natural Mozzarella Cheese 16oz - $2.49 ($1.74 after $1.50/2lb any cheese coupon here)
- Kraft Natural Sharp Cheddar 16oz - $2.49 ($1.74 after above coupon)
- Chex Mix (x2) - $1.49 ea ($0.49 ea after doubled $0.50 coupon here, here, or from recent inserts)
- DanActive 4pk - $1.49 ($0.49 after $1.00 coupon from recent insert)
- Activia 4pk - $1.49 ($0.49 after $1.00 coupon from recent insert)
- Yo-Plus 4pk - $1.49 ($0.49 after $1.00 coupon from recent insert)
- Danimal Crush Cups 4pk - $1.49 ($0.49 after $1.00 coupon from recent insert)
- Nestle Chocolate Chips - $1.99 ($0.99 after doubled $0.50 from recent insert)
- Pillsbury Simply refrigerated cookie dough - $1.99 ($0.99 after $1.00 coupon from recent insert, or a better deal for you: a double $0.55 coupon from recent insert or here)
Total OOP (incl. tax): $8.56


Fifth Transaction: Ten coupons
- Chex Mix - ($0.49 ea after doubled $0.50 coupon here, here, or from recent inserts)
- Snuggle fabric softener - $2.99 (more than FREE after $3.00 coupon from 10/04RP)
- Bumble Bee Tuna pouches (x3) - $0.49 ($1.52 overage after 2 $1.00 printable coupons from ?? and one double $0.55 coupon from recent insert - only doubled to $0.99 retail price)
- Land-O-Lake spreadable butter - $0.99 (FREE after doubled $0.55 printable coupon here or $0.19 after doubled $0.40 coupon from recent insert)
- Keebler Fudge Shop Cookies (x2) - $0.99 ea (FREE after two $1.00 printable coupons from a LONG time ago)
- Betty Crocker boxed potatoes - $0.99 ea ($0.19 after doubled $0.40 coupon from recent insert, and $0.49 after double $0.25 coupon from recent insert) Total OOP (incl. tax): $0.15 (the total was actually $-0.19 + $0.34 tax)

So the total for all of the 50 above items was $41.95! Not too shabby! If I had just bought the items without coupons or the mega event (so still shopping sales), my total would have been around $95.00 (hard to figure out the exact amount with tax). If I had shopped retail price, no sales, I would have spent over $145.00!

One more note (as if this isn't long enough): I think if I'm going to post grocery deals, I better switch my grocery day to Thursday instead of Tuesday. Posting deals on Tuesday night when the sale ends on Wednesdays is a bit of short notice for you the readers! Better go rework my weekly schedule!

Target Deals!

Target has a few good deals right now:

**Huggies or Pampers wipes - $1.99
Use .50 off coupons from recent inserts
$1.49

**Hefty One Zip baggies - $1 (price cut through 11/14)
$1 off 2 from Sunday's paper
.50 each

There are a few promotions buy a certain product get something free for example:
Get a free box of fruit snacks if you purchase 2 boxes of poptarts. Check the ad for other options.

Target has a Kellogg's cereal deal - Buy 3 boxes get 1 free
It doesn't seem to be that fantastic of a deal as the boxes were mostly $3.29 or more. Only one kind is $2.66 and there are no coupons for that type currently.
Coupons.com has some Kellogg cereals but I didn't find they matched up with the sale except the Special K Blueberry and again I think it is $3.29.
Go here to print a Target coupon for $1 off Kellogg's cereal too!

Target also released a new toy coupon book found in the store and printable online. Combine these coupons with manufacturer coupons and hopefully we will be able to get some great deals on toys.
Go here to print the Target toy coupons. Coupons.com has some toy coupons here. Go here for a few match up of Target coupons and manufacturer coupons from Moms Need to Know.

Hot Cheese Coupon!

Go here to print a coupon for $1.50 off 2 lbs of ANY kind of cheese! I am sure there will be some good sales on cheese with the holidays approaching. Remember to print two!

ALSO, the coupons at coupons.com have been reset for the month. There are several good coupons that apply to the Mega Event sale at Hilander that were reset so print two of each. Here are a couple to highlight:

when you buy 10 (mix and match)
$1 off Starkist Tuna - FREE
$1.50 off 2 Keebler Cookies - .24 each
$.50 off chex mix - .49
$.40 off Yoplait kids - .49
$.55 off Pillsbury simply cookies - $.89
$1 off Welch's juice - $1.49
$.50 off 3 Kleenex - $.66
$.40 off Betty Crocker potatoes - $.19

That's 11 items right there! Don't forget you can print all these coupons twice right here!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Coupons to note in Sunday's paper!

Here are a few coupon highlights from Sunday's Chicago Tribune:

Red Plum
**.50 off ONE Nestle Toll House Morsels! - use at Hilander/Mega Event Sale to get them for $1!

SmartSource
**$1 off one Peperidge Farm Baked Naturals - use at Hilander/Mega Event to get them for $.99!
**$1 off Danimals and $1 off Activia - use at Hilander/Mega Event
**Glade candle coupons! - use them at Target or CVS to get some free candles
**.50 off 3 Kleenex Boxes - use at Hilander/Mega Event to get them for .66 each!

Proctor and Gamble
**Pampers coupons and wipes coupons! Rare!
**15% off Gymboree Coupon!
**.25 off Puffs coupon combine with the $1 off Target coupon that came in the paper recently

That's what I see. Do you see anything special? Let us know.

CVS Deals week of 11/1/09

Be on the look out for a Here is what CVS has to offer this week:

**Buy 1 Listerine Total Care, Reach Toothbrush, or Floss at $3.99, $1 ECBs (Limit 3)
Use $2/1 Listerine coupon from the 4/26 RedPlum insert
Stack with $1/1 CVS coupon from the Flu Book
Free after coupons or $.99 w/out the Flu Book Coupon

**Buy 1 Nova Max Glucose Monitor at $9.99, $9.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Free after ECBs

**Buy 1 Plackers Dental Flossers at $2.99, $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 from the 11/1 RedPlum insert
Free after coupon and ECBs

**Colgate Total $2.99, $1 ECB (Limit 2)
Use $1/1 coupon from the 10/25 SS insert
$0.99 after coupons and ECBs

**Cascade Gel or Powder 45 oz. $2.99
Use $1/1 from the 11/1 PG insert
$1.99 each after coupon

**Dawn Dish Detergent $0.97
Use $0.20/1 coupon from the 11/1 PG insert
$0.77 after coupon

AND another Glade Deal (if you still have coupons or if you haven't gotten them FREE at Target yet)

**Buy $10 worth of Glade Scented Oil Candles or Refills, $3 ECBs (Limit 3)
Here is a deal idea:
Buy 2 Holders at $2.50 each
Buy 2 Refills at $2.50 each
Use 2 BOGO coupons here
Use $2/2 from the 9/20 SmartSource insert
Free after coupons and ECBs

Walgreens Deals week of 11/1/09

Here's what you can find at Walgreens this week:

**Campbell's Tomato Soup--$0.50 each
Buy 2 and Use $1/2 printable coupon in IE or Safari
Free after coupon

**Hunt's Tomato Sauce (8 oz.)--3 for $1
Buy 3 and use $1/3 printable coupon (Its a semi lengthy game you have to play and when you get to the end choose the hunts lady.)
Free after coupon

**Trident Gum (18-count)--$0.69 each after in-ad coupon
Buy 2 and use $1/2 printable coupon
$0.19 each after coupons

**Buy 3 Johnson's & Johnson's First Aid Products at $3.99 each, $8 RR
Use 3 $1/1 coupons from the 8/2 SmartSource insert
$0.32 each after coupon and RR

**Buy 2 Herbal Essence shampoos, conditioners, or stylers $3.50 each, $2 RR
Use BOGO coupon from 10/11 P&G insert
$0.75 each after coupon and RR

**Glade Sense & Spray--$4.99
Use $4/1 printable coupon or from 10/18 SmartSource insert
$0.99 each after coupon

**Almay One Coat Mascara--on sale BOGO 50% off (prices start at $6.99)
Buy 2 and use $4/1 coupon from the November Coupon booklet found in the front of the store (one coupon will deduct $8)
$1.25 each after coupon

**Buy 1 Blistex Lip Balm (0.13 oz.) at $2.49, $1.50 RR
$0.99 each after RR

**Buy 1 Dial Foaming Hand, Yogurt Soap, or Bar Soap (3-pack) at $1.99, $1 RR
Use $0.35/1 coupon from 10/4 SmartSource insert
$0.64 after coupon and RR

**Buy 2 Participating Products at $4 each, $2 RR
Participating Products: Gillette Body Wash (12 or 18 oz.); Gillette Antiperspirant/Deodorant; Old Spice Body Wash (12 or 18 oz.); Old Spice Body Spray (3.5 or 4 oz.); Old Spice Antiperspirant/Deodorant (2.6-4 oz.); Secret Antiperspirant/Deodorant (2.6-4 oz.); Tag Body Spray (3.5 or 4 oz.)

Two deal ideas from Money Saving Mom:

*Deal Idea #1
*Buy 2 Tag Body Spray at $4 each
Use BOGO coupon from 11/1 P&G insert
$1 each after coupon and RR
OR
*Deal Idea #2
*Buy one Gillette Deodorant and one Gillette Body Wash at $4 each
Use $1/1 coupon from 11/1 P&G insert
Use BOGO coupon from 11/1 P&G insert
$0.50 each after coupons and RR