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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Today's Rockford Groupon!

Today's Rockford Groupon is $5 for $10 worth of Coffee, Donuts, etc at Dandy Donuts on E. Riverside. I stopped in there last week because I had . . . a coupon of course! Buy a coffee and get a half dozen donuts free - this came in the blue Valpak envelope full of coupons. The donuts remind me of donuts you would get at the fair - they are mini donuts and they make them when you order them . . . nice and hot. It is a cute little place to stop in and they serve New England Coffee. They have soups and sandwiches, cheesecake and smoothies as well.

Check out the Groupon deal here!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Zulily! Deals - Zoobooks year subscription for $15!

Zulily.com is a website for daily deals for moms, babies and kids. One of today's deal is Zoobooks, Zootles, or Zoobies one year subscription for $15. We love animals here and I have always wanted to purchase a subscription however 12 magazines for $30 is out of my league. This is a deal for me and I am going to purchase a subscription - check it out here. Go here to register with the site to see their daily deals and receive emails.

Zulily has everything from clothes, toys, books, educational products in different languages at discount prices. Check them out!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Need Eyeglasses?

Are you in need of new eyeglasses but just can't spend the money? Recently, my husband needed a new pair of glasses as his current pair would just randomly fall of his face in pieces. Luckily, he is talented enough to catch and find all the pieces to put them back together but it was becoming rather annoying for him . . . I've been told.

We decided it would be a good time to try Zenni Optical online . . . quality prescription glasses starting at $6.95 . . . yep you read that right $6.95! Now of course he picked out a pair of frames that he has wanted for awhile - half rim, hingeless (view them here) for $9.95 adding on single vision lenses for $9 and the anti-reflection coating for $4.95 and shipping for $4.95 for a total of $28.85! I must say I am impressed with them. They look great and he is very happy with the quality and they are just what he wanted. We will definitely order from them again - no complaints. The only drawback I would have is you can't try them on but if you know what style works for you then you are set. Check them out!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Deeply Discounted Airfest 2011 Tickets!

Starting today through Christmas Eve Rockford Airfest Tickets are going on sale for $4 for adults and $3 for kids ages 5-12; kids 4 and under are free. Regular prices are $15 for adults and $5 for kids. This is a great deal that they are repeating from last year.

Even better they are selling tickets at the terminal and 5 area Culver's locations! You can also order online but there will be a convenience charge. Go here to check out all the details and see the locations!

We love to go to this event, however this year they moved it back to June which makes it very difficult for us to attend due to my husbands work schedule. At this price, I am going to risk it and hope he can break free and attend for the afternoon because for less than the regular price of one adult I can buy tickets for us all now.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cheap Wrapping Paper and Tissue Paper!

Today is the last day to get a great deal at Walgreen's on Hallmark wrapping paper and tissue paper. I am not a Walgreen's shopper but I did check this one out yesterday as I was out of tissue paper! This was evidence at the wedding shower I attended Thursday night. I used one sheet of green and one sheet of pink in my pretty silver holly gift bag . . . oh well sorry to the bride to be but that was all I had. . . now I am restocked!

Go here to Money Saving Mom as she lists to scenarios for you
! Good luck! I found the $1.99 wrapping paper in the checkout isle not in the gift wrap isle!

A Fun Free Advent Activity!

We try to have lots of fun Christmas traditions at our house but last year I wanted to make sure I worked in something new on a daily basis that focused our minds on Christ. The day after Christmas last year I hit Target for their 50% off Christmas sale and found a beautiful silver advent box with etched glass doors counting down the days of Christmas. Then I hit the Bible bookstore and grabbed a paper advent calendar with the number and a verse behind each day. So, this year we read the day on the calendar and then open the corresponding day on our pretty silver box for a delicious surprise. The kids love it and it is a good reminder first thing in the morning on where our focus should be.

I want to change it up each year and of course make it more age appropriate as the kids get older. This morning I found this on Bible Story Printable's (a free site with all sorts of great coloring pages and crafts) . . . The Names of Jesus Ornaments/Crafts which goes along with the Names of Jesus Advent Countdown. I want to read through it more and we may not do the notebook, craft etc each day that she is suggesting for homeschoolers but just read through the Scripture and talk about the meaning of the names for our Advent activity. I don't want to make it too complex because then I might have the tendency not to do it at all. Keep it simple is my moto!

My suggestion is to put it all together so it will be ready to go next year when you pull out your decorations. If you are like us this time of year is filled with activity as soon as Thanksgiving passes. When I pulled out the Christmas decorations, I was set to start on December 1st I just had to buy candy and even then I already had that, I mean who doesn't have a stash of candy just in case! Now if I could just remember what on earth the red and green strips of paper where for!? They are all cut up neatly and in a ziploc bag in a Christmas box. I am sure I had good intentions!

60 Photo Christmas cards for $4.90 with FREE Overnight Shipping

Check out this deal from SeeHere if you haven't ordered your Christmas cards. I was contemplating not sending Christmas cards this year but saw this deal and changed my mind!

I would recommend doing this deal today as I think the 50 free cards code is good through the end of today and the free overnight shipping is good through tomorrow 12-12.

Go here and chose a 4x8 card (single sided flat photo card), design it and place 60 cards in your cart. Then click place your order and enter the promo 50cards and check overnight shipping. Your total with tax will be $5.30! Production time is 5 days but with the overnight shipping you will still have them at least 5 days before Christmas.

This would be a great offer to if you need birth announcements!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Free Preschool Chrismtas Printable Activities

Go here to Confessions of a Homeschooler (one of my favorite sites for preschool activities!!) and download a FREE Christmas Preschool Activity pack. It is loaded with fun Christmas activities all for printing all for FREE!

Groupons!

Groupon is now available in Rockford! Sign up for Groupon here and you will receive emails with great coupon deals in the Rockford area. You can also sign up for other areas too, Chicago etc.

Rockford's Groupon just open yesterday!

Groupon is a great way to save money on hotels, restaurants, jewelry, museums, etc! The Groupon's are generally around 50% off!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's Back . . . Amazon's 25 days of FREE Christmas Music

Amazon ran this offer last year and I am happy to see it again this year. Everyday they offer a FREE Christmas song! It is a great way to get a good variety of Christmas music. Each song will be available for download through Christmas so if you forget to look for a few days you can still download previous days music.

Go here to start downloading and to keep track of the list they will be offering.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Looking for a way to use your Amazon $3 MP3 credit?


Here's an idea for that free credit you got (and have to use by Monday). If you have children or you spend time with children, this is a good purchase to use up your $3 credit. It's called "Songs for Saplings" and it is verses put to song. The total is $8.99, so you'll still have to spend $5.99, but you'll get 38 verses put to song! My 3 year old niece is loving it (listening to it right now). What a great way to instill the Word in children!

Plus when you purchase this MP3 album, you'll get a code for a $5 credit toward an "Amazon Video on Demand" which means a free movie night with your spouse or a friend!

The Blind Side for $3.99

Amazon is running a deal on "The Blind Side" movie which is one the best movies I've seen in the last year or so! It's only $3.99, and if you have already signed up for AmazonMom (even if you're not a mom), you'll get free 2 day shipping! Snatch it up before the price goes up!

Thanks for the heads up FrugalGirls!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sad news from Hilander


I have sad news . . . for weeks (maybe even a few months now) I have seen small signs at my Hilander that only coupons up to $0.50 will be doubled. So far, even my $0.55 coupons have doubled - until yesterday. When I asked why my $0.55 coupons did not double, I was told that only coupons up to $0.50 are doubled. I've also looked on their weekly ad, and the "double coupon" part of it is no longer on there.

The deals to be had out there are fewer and farther between as we're sure you have noticed by the lack of posts on our blog. Because of the lack of "great deals" like we were seeing just a year or two ago, we're re-thinking this blog to include a broader scope than just posting great deals. Thanks for your great patience as we try to figure this out!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hilander Savings!

I made a QUICK trip to Hilander for some 7up for a sick little girl and ended up getting all of this for about $6.50 and notice the 1lb of whole bean coffee in the back which is usually about that price alone!

Hopefully, I will have time to make a real trip to the store before this sale is over.

Checkout the links from my previous post on this sale. All the coupons I used were printable coupons except for the salsa!!

Rozoni pasta coupons here or here also - .04 a box

Campbell's soup coupons here - .50 off Chunky - $1 off 2 Campbell's Select - 1.50 off 3 Creamy soups - FREE - .50 a can depending on which coupons used and which soups purchased

Honest Tea - FREE

Eight O'Clock Coffee - were on coupons.com gone but must be gone - you can get a $2 off 2 bags here - $3.99 a bag after coupons

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dukes & Lords!

Dukes & Lords, a family haircutting center, offers great one day specials of $5 haircuts!!! I mean seriously that is an awesome deal. You can't even hit Great Clips that for anywhere near that price.

Yesterday, I took the little man in the new location on E. Riverside because the sign was flashing $5 haircuts. The staff was awesome, friendly and gave him a great haircut. The assistant manager cut his hair and she was great.

Go here to see all of their locations in the Rockford area and keep an eye on their signs for when they offer their awesome $5 haircuts. When I see them again on Riverside I will tell you because odds are we will be going too!

And, the answer to the all important do they have suckers question . . . YES! I guess that is why my son always sits so perfect like an angel while getting his haircut ever since his first one OR maybe he is very particular about his hair and paying close attention?! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kroger Mega Event!

There is a Kroger Mega Event sale that starts today. Buy 10 participating items and get $5 off instantly. I wanted to get this out to you so you have plenty of time to get in on the good deals! There are over 190 participating items and lots of items under $1! I haven't gone to Hilander yet, but browsed the ad and it seems to match up with these sites.

Southern Savers has the most comprehensive list and coupon match up printable and newspaper! I love her site because you just check the boxes of the items you want and create a shopping list all categorized for you. There is no way I have the time to recreate this for you so that is why I am sending you to her!

In case her site is overwhelming, here is My Good Cents - she did a quick short trip
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Deal Seeking Mom also has a great list compiled AND a list here of Unadvertised deals too.

I would suggest picking one and just taking your time to go through it. There are lots of FREE to almost FREE items - soups, toothbrushes, cough drops, etc.

One tip I learned while shopping a Mega Sale is to take reusable shopping bags and put 10 items in the bag then close it up. This way you just count the bag once and you are done then start a new bag. It really helps you focus and go faster when you are shopping with kids or just plain need another cup of coffee and don't want to keep track.

Also, this sale goes through Tuesday. Odds are it will run again the next week too.

P & G Coupons

This past Sunday had the usual P & G coupon insert booklet (Proctor & Gamble). Take a look at the coupons and see what has changed. It is very interesting.

The coupon states 1 coupon per purchase - which is usual and just means you need to have 1 coupon per 1 item. It also states a limit of 4 like coupons in one transaction! Now this wouldn't apply to most of us. I usually only buy 1 paper and get 1 insert/set of coupons. However, it could be added to printable coupons etc. if this trend catches on. It is also in bright red print just to make sure that we all caught the change!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

On a gluten-free diet?

If you're on a gluten-free diet, you already know how expensive good gluten-free flour is! Go here at MoneySavingMom to see her post about a good deal on Bob's Red Mill Organic Brown Rice Flour.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

FREE Veggie Tales Christmas CD

Go here and download The Incredible Singing Christmas Tree CD for FREE from amazon! Not sure how long it will stay free so grab it now!

We just recently grabbed two of their CD's and I find myself singing along with them even when I am alone in the car . . . which is pretty rare but none the less the kids and I love them.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Watch your coupons at Target

Here is a great article from the Chicago Tribune explaining issues with coupons at Target stores. Target has been aware of a coupon scanning/computer problem with their registers since August and it has yet to be rectify the situation.

Target is one of my favorite stores but for them to be fully aware of a problem and not have a solution is incredible.

This is a good read and one reason why I haven't posted deals for Target in a while. I thought for sure this problem would be resolved by now. This also really affects gift card deals with the use of multiple coupons. Let's hope this prompts Target corporation to find a solution!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hilander Mega Event & Candy!


Just wanted to let you know that if you still plan on taking advantage of the Mega Event going on at Hilander until tomorrow, there is another great deal going on.

The Willy Wonka 12 oz Laffy Taffy and Nerd packages are part of the Mega Event making them $1.49 each ($1.99 regularly) when you buy 10 participating items. I bought 4 today along with 6 other products and was able to use the $1.00/2 coupon from this past Sunday's Red Plum insert (I only had one, would have been a sweeter deal with 2 coupons). To my surprise, a Nestle catalina for $3 printed, which I used for my next transaction!

So 4 packages of candy = 4 x $1.49 = $5.96
Take away $1.00 from coupon = $4.96
Take away the $3.00 catalina = $1.96

Not too shabby for over 130 pieces of candy!

Gluten Free FYI


Just wanted to let the Rockford area people know that the Hilander on S. Alpine is now carrying Udi Gluten Free products! It's expensive, but very hard to find and definitely some of the best gluten free breads, granola, and cinnamon rolls on the market! You'll find it on its own display rack in the bakery section. You can check out the online website for Udi here and sign up for their specials and coupons.

Hope this helps someone out there! Check out your Hilander (or other grocery stores) and post if your store carries Udi also. Thanks!

Giveaways on Ellis Blog


My friend Danita has a blog where she does a lot of reviews for products and often has something to give away to one of her readers. This week is no exception - she has a giveaway that started today: it's a cookbook called "The Family Dinner."

So far there are only 3 entries, so be sure to enter since there is a great chance of winning! I won the fogless mirror giveaway just last month and it's a great product.

Have a great day and hope one of us wins the cookbook!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Two great copuons to use at Hilander this week!

Hilander is having a Mega Event sale! This is the sale where you buy 10 qualifying items and get $5 off instantly. Combine the sale with coupons that double and get some stock up prices!

Here are two coupons that will be free after sale and coupons!

$5 off 5 Kraft cheese products - Cream cheese (.99) will be FREE (wyb 10 mix and match)

$1 off 2 packages of Chips Ahoy Cookies - The snack cups are (.49) and will be FREE (wyb 10)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Coupon

Here's something you don't see often! A $0.75 coupon for Betty Crocker's Gluten free dessert mix! Print it now before they are gone! Remember, just hit the back button to print it a second time! If you don't need this coupon, print it for a friend who does!

Homemade "green" Clorox wipes

I love the convenience of Clorox wipes - but I don't like the cost, so I don't buy them often. In fact, I think the last time I had them was over a year ago. But I do think about buying them sometimes . . . until I see the price!

So when I saw this post on Homemade Clorox Wipes I was definitely intrigued! And I like the idea! I have tons of old white t-shirts that could be used for this. Although she does it more for "health" and green reasons, I'm tempted to try this out. What do you think?

My only problem is that I don't have half of the ingredients! I do have water and vinegar, but not castille soap or tea tree oil. Anyone know where I can get my hands on this stuff without paying an arm and a leg?

Thanks for the intriguing post, liverenewed.com!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Remember Groupon?

If you subscribe to email updates, I want to apologize for sending the same post to you twice! I was trying to edit it with the fact that I decided to take advantage of the Groupon deal I posted about earlier today. I didn't realize it would essentially "repost" it and send out a new email. Sorry!

For those of you who don't subscribe via email, I was just so excited to share that I just purchased my first Groupon! I bought two of these for gifts, but I won't say for whom just in case those two happen to be reading this post!

I also just realized that you can get $10 per person you refer to Groupon. So if you signed up, be sure to refer your friends to Groupon and get $10 each time one signs up! If you haven't signed up yet, and would like to, you can always
sign up with me as your referral! Remember, it's free to sign up - no cost until you decide to take advantage of one of the deals like I did today!

Gotta love getting Christmas gifts checked off the list!

Preparing for next summer at Ulta

Ulta is not usually an inexpensive place to shop, but the one on State St here in Rockford, IL currently has 50% off the lowest clearanced prices (red tag only). There are a lot of things there from nail polish and makeup, to workout DVDs, to lotions, and all kinds of other things. Their clearance prices crack me up, but the extra 50% off coupled with one of their coupons (you can print one here for $5 off a $10 purchase), can get you some pretty good deals!

Here's what I got (black is clearance price, green is with the 50% off, red was my price after coupon:
Aveeno SPF 70 Sunblock Spray - $10.99 / $5.49 / $2.87
Water Babies SPF 55 Sunscreen stick - $5.99 / $2.99 / $1.56
Nivea Lip balm SPF 30 - $2.99 / $1.49 / $0.78
Ulta travel sized hairspray - $0.99 /$0.49 / $0.26

Total after coupon and with tax: $5.91

Now I didn't get anything "free" per say, but I needed sunscreen for next summer (and my husband can only stand the spray which is usually quite expensive) and some to carry in my purse. I desperately needed some lip balm too (yes, I know there were some available for free after rewards at Walgreens, but I didn't make it there) . . . so all in all, I'm pretty happy.

Note: Be sure to check the expiration dates! Some of the sunscreen/sunblock stuff expired at the end of this year, but the ones I got are good until 2012!

Christmas gift idea? Personalized jewelry? Read on!

Have you Grouponed yet? There is no cost and you can get some pretty good deals. The basic idea is that a company will offer a discount on their services / goods and if enough people decide to take advantage of it, it's open season!

I haven't taken advantage of any deals yet, but have to say that many have been tempting. Most of the Groupon deals for me are for the Chicago area, but many times there are also deals that are nation wide (usually an online shop). If you're a reader from outside of the state of Illinois, Groupon has a list of cities from all over the country for you to pick from.

If you like jewelry or need a good idea for a gift for a parent or grandparent or friend, today's deal may be for you! You can get a personalized necklace (or other jewelry) for half off! Groupon is offering that for $12 you get $25 worth of personalized jewelry from "Love Stamped." Shipping is free, so you could possibly buy a necklace for $12 out of pocket! (I think there are 2 necklaces that are $25, some for $27.50, and many at $32. Still even if you buy a $32 necklace, you'd only be paying $19 out of pocket)!

Note: I just purchased my first Groupon! I bought two of these, but I won't say for whom in case they are reading this post! I also just realized that you can get $10 per person you refer to Groupon. So if you signed up, be sure to refer your friends to Groupon and get $10 per friend who signs up! If you haven't signed up yet, and would like to, you can sign up with me as your referral (thanks!) Remember, it's free - no cost until you decide to take advantage of one of the deals!

Free meal for kids at Chili's

If you go to Chili's on October 30th or 31st, and if your kids are costumed up, they get to eat for free! Check out the details here:

"Kids eat free at Chili's Halloween weekend"

(Note: one free kid's meal for every adult entree purchased)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Helping New Moms

We are blessed at our church to have some very new additions, the latest one having just been born today. By the end of November we will have 3 "newborn boys" (well, all under 3 months) in our nursery.

Today, when I saw this post on "The Finer Things In Life" I couldn't help but want to share it with others and try to implement a few of them to help out these moms! Even if you're in a difficult financial time in your life, some of these would make great "free" gifts - just make up a coupon for the new mom (i.e. - I'll clean your kitchen) and give it to her for a gift!

Hope you enjoy the read! "Encouragement for New Moms"

Thanks for the tips Jen!

Some coupons you might want to print

Here are some of the best deals I found on MoneySavingMom's website today. Go check it out!

$1.50 coupon off Coffee Mate

2 Free Photo Cards at Walmart

$1 coupon off Reach toothbrush

Play a memory game and get free Via Starbucks samples

Thanks MoneySavingMom!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

100% back in Rewards at Office Depot!

Are you a Worklife Rewards Card carrier? If not, you'll want to get one here! If you want to take advantage of the deals below, you'll need one. It is similar to CVS or Hilander (Kroger)'s card - no fees, just advantages!

Office Depot always has some kind of deal going on where if a Worklife Rewards member purchases an advertised "something" at the full price, they get 50% back in rewards (in form of Office Depot gift card). You'll have to pay out of pocket the first time, but then you can roll your reward into other purchase to get more rewards!

Right now until October 9, they have a deal going where you get 100% back in Rewards card if you purchase certain items (binders, coffee K-cup, legal pads, address labels). Check out all the items here. Apparently you are limited to two of each item per day, so have at it! And remember to Google for Office Depot coupons! My favorite place to find them is at Slickdeals.net here.

Again, if you don't have a Worklife Rewards Card, you can sign up for it here. I have one and love it because every time I purchase anything at Office Depot I get 1% back on my card. If I purchase paper or ink, I get 10% back. The rewards are given a few weeks after the end of the quarter, and must reach at least $10 before being issued. If it is less than $10, it will be carried over until the next quarter.

Deal example: Last month I used the $55 gift card from the previous quarter (from a paper deal this summer) to purchase 2 cases of paper and some pens which put my total at just over $75. I had a $15 off $75 coupon, so I paid just under $7 total, tax included. Plus, I'm getting back 50% of the paper cases cost ($36) at the end of the quarter! What a deal!

Target Catalinas!

If you have been to Target anytime recently, you may have noticed the new coupon printing machines they have instead of coupons printing out with your receipt. Most of these appear to be manufacturer coupons instead of Target coupons but it also seems they will be printing Catalina's too!

For those of you who don't know what a Catalina is - it is a coupon that prints off that gives you $'s off your next purchase. They can be used just like cash or gift cards etc.

For instance a slip printed that notified me for the following:
Buy Nature Valley Granola Bars between 10/4 & 10/31
Buy (3) & get $1.50...or
Buy (4) & get $2.50...or
Buy (5) or more & get $3.50

So, deals at Target could get more interesting! We will keep you posted if there are any great coupon match ups with these Catalina's!

Monday, October 4, 2010

CVS Deal this week!

If you are headed to CVS this week, make sure you scan your CVS card at the coupon scanner! They are offering a $5 off Halloween Costumes or Accessories. There are lots of items for $5 or less. Just make sure you spend at least the $5 or the coupon won't go through.

I purchased 4 glow sticks and 2 glow bracelet packets at .99 each and paid $1.01 for all of them! We use these all the time!

The coupon must be used the day you receive it!

FREE Nivea Chapstick at Walgreens!

If you received yesterdays Chicago Tribune, there were two coupons for Nivea Lip Care Items. $1 off 1 Nivea Lip Care and $2 off 2 Nivea Lip Care items. This week at Walgreen's they are $1! Just in time to stock up for the dry winter season! Just pay tax and get 3 Nivea Lip Care items!

Don't worry if you make it to Walgreen's and they are out just take the sale flyer in it's entirety to Target and have them price match and use your coupons there!

There was a printable coupon for $2 off 2 that ran out of its print limit. If it returns this week, I will post it!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Woodman's Deals

Check out Saving Money 101 here as she posted a few good Woodman's Deals if you are a Woodman's shopper.

I only go to Woodman's once in a GREAT while to purchase Berres Brother's coffee made in Watertown, WI where we moved from. Good Coffee!

Thanks Saving Money 101!

HOT Coupon Alert!

Here is a great coupon that hasn't been around awhile . . .

.50 off 1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables! Doubled at Hilander with a good sale these could be free to cheap! Print two per computer now (lower right corner)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Need a backpack or flipflops?!

If you are in need of a backpack, head to the Target on 173. Backpacks are 75% off and there are a ton. Most of them are $5 or less.

Also, all sorts of summer shoes and flip flops mainly for boys and girls are less than $2. So, stock up for next year!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

HOT Target Coupons!

Here is another one of the many reasons I HEART Target!

Check out the list of Target's new coupons listed on their site here. Lots of great coupons. Remember if it is a Target coupon you can also use a manufacturer coupons - two coupons, one item.

Click on Apparel and there are 4 new coupons:
$2 off Merona accessories (I am thinking purses or earrings!)
$2 off Kids denim - **Ciro brand infant (up to 12mos) denim is on sale this week for $3 making them $1!!!
$3 off adult denim
$3 off Merona dress

Make sure you check the clearance racks!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

HOT Coupon!

Two posts in one day . . . nobody freak out! Here is a HOT coupon you can print twice . . .

$5 off 5 Kraft products! They should be around $2 at Walmart but I suggest holding on to it for a sale at Hilander usually around $1.50 and stock up on cheese for $.50 or maybe even FREE! Print it now before it's gone.

Go load some Hilander ECoupons

Go here and check out some new ecoupons from Hilander for store brand products. There is .20 cents off buns, .25 cents off chips, .25 cents off tortilla chips etc. Several of these are on sale for $1 this week making them really cheap after the ecoupons!! Also, there is a .60 off a 2 liter of Dr. Pepper.

You must sign up and register your card. Then you just select the coupons you want and click load your coupons! The ecoupons will automatically come off your total when you checkout.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Topsy-Turvy world!

I'm not sure if this deal is going on at all CVS stores, but when I went to mine (at Alpine and Harrison) yesterday, they had all their Topsy-Turvy planters at 90% off! I got a strawberry Topsy-Turvy planter for $0.69 and a tomato one for $0.99! I've always wanted to try these out, and at that price, I couldn't resist!

Let us know if you find these at your CVS!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Score some free SoBe water!

Have you been playing the Heads or Tails SoBe game? I've played pretty consistently and gotten at least a BOGO coupon every time! If you're like me and have gotten tons of those coupons printed, then you'll want to head over to Hilander this week! They have their SoBe drinks for $0.99, but if you buy 8 of them you get $4 off, making them $0.49 a piece. Use your BOGO coupons (4 of them) and you'll get them for free - well, you'll have to pay taxes.

I have 16 in my fridge! :) Enjoy!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

FREE Sunday inserts from the Rockford Register Star

If you live in one of the below zip codes, you can request Rockford Register Stars new yes! inserts. The zip codes that qualify are 61107, 61108, 61111, or 61114. Once you sign up starting September 12th you will receive selected Sunday Register Star sales inserts, and manufacturer coupons wrapped inside a guide to the latest trends in fashion, home improvement and more delivered to your door FREE.

This offer is limited to the first 5,000 households that sign up! Go to www.rrstar.com/yes to sign up!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Survey company

*** Looks like they are no longer taking new applications as of today! ***

I've been with Pine Cone Surveys for more than 6 months now and I have to say they are my favorite survey company. I get paid $3 for each survey I take, and the surveys are normally no more than 15-20 minutes a piece . . . plus I've gotten to try out new products that aren't even on the market! (But I can't give you details because it's confidential!). At first they would send me a $3 check every time, but after a few surveys I became eligible to receive payment through PayPal. It's been great!

Apparently they're accepting new applications for survey takers: sign up and hopefully you'll be accepted!

Monday, August 9, 2010

All those school supply deals!!

Just wanted to point you to a wonderful tool at SaveAtHomeMommy.com

She has a great "spreadsheet" of sorts that give you price comparisons for school supplies from 8 different stores this week. After reading the list, I've decided to stop by Walgreens where most of the stuff I want is! Saves me a trip to multiple stores - sure the 2 pocket folders are $0.01 somewhere else, but I'm sure I'll save more than the $0.08 extra I'll be paying for them at Walgreens!

Thanks SaveAtHomeMommy.com!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hilander Mega Event Going on now . . .

Right now there is a Hilander Mega Event going on! Purchase 10 marked items and get $5 off instantly. I love these sales it is a great way to combine coupons and get stock up prices. There doesn't seem to be much that is free this time around but there are still plenty of good deals.

**Kraft Easy Mac Cheese Cups - $.49
Use Buy2 get 1 FREE Printable
Makes them $.33 a piece or up to free depending on how it rings up (my cashier rang the coupon up at $1.49?!)

**Snyders Pretzels or Pieces $1.99
Use $1 off 1 coupon from recent insert or
Use $1 off 2 coupon from recent insert
$.99 - $1.49 each depending on coupon used

**Jell-O pudding/gelatin products - $1.99
Use various coupons - $1 off, $.60 off or $.35 off
$.99, $1.39 or $1.29 depending on coupons used

**Kraft or Sargento Cheeses - $1.88
There are lots of coupons out there for these from the newspaper - .50 off 1 or .50 off 2
$.88 - 1.38 depending on coupon used

**Green Giant Valley Steamers - $1.49
Use .50 off 1 printable print here in IE or here in Safari
.49 after coupon

**Tombstone Pizzas - $1.99
Use $2 off printable from Facebook (Like Tombstone and make a summer memory post)
FREE

**Boulder Canyon Chips - $.99
Use $1 off 2 printable
$.49

**Suave Deodorant - $1
Use $.75 off 1
$.25

**Band-Aids - $2/Neosporing - $3
Use .50 off 1 Dryfit
Use .50 off 1 Band-aid or Neosporin product
Use $1.50 off Band-aid AND Neosporin product
$1 for Band-aids and $3.50 for Band-aids and Neosporin

**Energizer Max Batteries - $2.50
Use $.50 off 1 coupon from recent insert
$1.50


There are lots of deals that are unadvertised too - I would recommend taking all your coupons in case you see something that is a good deal for your family.

Check out Southern Savers as she has a HUGE list and coupon match ups. You can also create a shopping list to print on her site with coupon match ups too. She is not local but in general the coupons and sale items match up.

There are two great Catalina's going on now as well:
Kraft cheese. Combine this with the Mega sale as cream cheese is $.99 and shredded etc is $1.88 and stock up on some cheese.

7/19 - 8/15
Kraft Cheese and Dairy Products

Buy any 5, get $5 off your next order
Kraft will also donate 5 meals to Feeding America

Participating Products: Kraft Singles, Kraft Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Natural Cheese,
Kraft Natural Cheese chunks, shredded, crumbles, sticks, cubes, Kraft String-ums,
Kraft Cheese Cracker Cuts , Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese, Philadelphia Cream Cheese,
Velveeta Cheese,Cracker Barrel Cheese 5 oz.+, Cheez Whiz Process Cheese,
Breakstone’s or Knudsen Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese 16 oz.+

For Hilander this week it makes for FREE Cream Cheese and 88¢.

School Supplies:
Includes: Papermate, BIC, Expo, Avery, Sharpie, Crayola, Planahead, Mead, Five Star, Carolina Pad.
::Valid 7/12/10- 8/8/10::
Buy $10 and receive a $2 Catalina;
Buy $20 and receive a $4 Catalina.
Hilander has a lot of great sales this week on School Supplies so check it out!


PS I am sorry if in here I say Kroger instead of Hilander . . . I am an Indiana girl and we grew up with Kroger so I always forget it is Hilander but I think I caught all the Krogers . . .

Coupons in Parade Magazine!

Make sure you check your Parade Magazine from Sunday's Paper. . . it holds three coupons:

A FREE Smoothie or Frappe from McDonald's
$.50 off a Walgreens brand pain reliever
$1.00 Fiber One Cereal

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

FREE Hair Products at CVS this week

John Freida Hair (shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, mousse, etc.) Products are on sale this week at CVS for 2/$10 and get $5 in ECB's (states deal limit 1 but it appears to be 3)
Use 2 - $2.50 printable coupons here
2 FREE hair products after coupons and ECB's!

Make sure you check out the clearance section as my CVS has had some great clearance items lately add a coupon and they are free or really cheap. I found a Mega pack of pampers the other day for $4.50 - and used a $2 off coupon to pay $2.50 for a Mega pack!

Also, this is a month long deal
Buy two CVS pantiliners 2/$1, get $1 ECB (Limit 3)
FREE after ECBs

Check out Common Sense with Money to see if any other CVS deals this week are for you!

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Target Coupons Print them Fast!

Go here to Target.com's Coupons, click Apparel and print coupons for their apparel fast! There is a $3 off men's Merona shirt, $2 off women's Merona shirt, $3 off Merona purse, $5 off C9 by Champion etc!

At the Target on 173 there are lots of great clearance items and sales to go with these coupons. Women's Merona shirts are on sale for $6 this week making them $4. Merona purses on clearance for $5 making them $2. All the coupons expire on 7/31/2010. Coupons on clothes are a good and rare thing!

As far as other deals at Target this week two things I see worth grabbing are:

Starbucks Coffee! Buy 3 bags at $6.99 each and get a $5 gift card. If you print 3 of the Target Starbucks Naturals Coupons for $1.50 off, after coupons and $5 gift card it is $3.82 a bag.

and . . .
Stride Gum, print the Target BOGO Free coupon and pair it with the Manufacturer BOGO coupon from a recent coupon insert to get both FREE. The price on Stride gum varies by the kind you buy so if you don't have the Manufacturer coupon you could get it for about $.48 a pack.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sobe Life Water: Heads or Tails Game

Head over to Sobe Life Water's Heads or Tails Game here. You can play daily and win instantly. I have played three days in a row and two days won a FREE Sobe coupon and one day one a printable BOGO coupon (which I could print twice!)

P.S. Right now at Hilander Sobe is $.88 a bottle.

A FREE Book for us too!

Go to Grace to You's website and request a FREE copy of John MacArthur's book "Saved Without a Doubt" through July 28th!

If you have never contacted Grace to You, you can also request a copy his of "Anxious for Nothing" book or Part 1 of A Sinner meets a Seeking Saviour on CD.

FREE Summer Reading Programs to Earn FREE Books

Here are three great Summer Reading Programs to earn FREE Books (or more):

The best one:
Rockford Public Library's 2010 Summer Reading Program Scare up a Good Book!
This is a great program for newborns to adults! Read 15 books and get a prize for reading every 5 books. Prizes range from small toys to free food coupons at local restaurants. Once you complete all 15 you will receive a FREE ticket to Magic Waters! Read 10 bonus books and receive a bonus prize as well.

Barnes & Noble Passport to Summer Reading
This program is for 1st - 6th graders and you will earn you a free book after reading 8 books and recording in your Passport the location you visit in each book. Download the passport here.

Borders Double Dog Dare You
This program is for kids 12 and under. Read 10 books and pick a FREE book from their list. Download form here.

Happy Reading!! Reading is one of our favorite activities!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FREE Clorox Greenworks products at CVS HURRY!

At the CVS on Alpine and Riverside they have their Clorox Greenworks Spray on sale for $.42 YES $.42! 90% off there are a few places in the store they have them. In the clearance section back left of store, on an end cap and in the cleaning isle. As far as I can tell it is only the sprays for $.42 not any other Greenworks products.

Go here to print a $1 off 1 coupon. The cashier let me use one coupon per two items and did not reduce the coupon to $.42!

There were LOTS of bottles there so if you like this product . . . don't wait!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Target Deals through June 19th

Okay so you probably noticed that the posts have been slow and coming from us lately. The deals, I feel, have been few and far between and most times not even worth heading to the store for but maybe things are on the upswing or maybe it is just because I have my coupons clipped and filed and am trying to be ready to go this week.

For me time is valuable and I really only shop at two or three stores all week. Some people like to deal hunt and hit more stores but for me and in the season of life I am in, two or three stores is all I can do if I am lucky.

With that being said head to Target this week for a few deals worth stopping in for:

**Glade Fabric and Air Odor Eliminator - $3.49 - (just in case you wanted to know I love these for the kids car seats, car mats and entry way rugs!)
Use $1 off printable here or $1 off from recent newspaper insert
Use $2 off Target printable here
$.49

**Ziploc Evolve Baggies - $1.77
Use $1 off 2 coupon from recent newspaper insert
Use $1 off 1 Target printable
$.27 a box
Even if you don't have the newspaper insert coupon this is still a pretty good deal for 50 baggies

**Olay Effects Body Wash - $3.54 (if you can find it in stock?!)
Use $4 off coupon from recent newspaper insert
Use FREE Ivory soap when you buy Olay Effects Body wash from recent insert
BOTH FREE!

**Eight O'clock Coffee - $3.49 (we prefer whole bean 100% Columbian)
Use $1 off printable coupon here OR
Use $.75 off from recent insert OR
Use $1.50 off 2 from recent insert
$2.49 at the cheapest depending on coupons used
Also, Big Lots has these on sale for $2 but they don't except coupons. If you bring in the whole Big Lots add they will price match and you can get these for $2.

**Pull ups - $8.99
If you bring in the CVS ad they will price match to $8.49 THEN
Use a $2 off Huggies Pullups coupon AND
Use the $4 off a Toy Story Toy which are all on sale this week because of the new movie coming out on Friday!
$6.49 for the Pullups and an inexpesive toy!

**Rolaids 30 ct - $1.99
Buy 2 and Use $4 off 2 Rolaids coupon from recent insert
FREE

Sunday, June 13, 2010

CVS Deals through June 18th

Here are a few good deals this week at CVS:

**Buy One Gillette Body Wash or Old Spice Body Wash - $4 get $4 ECB's (limit 1 reported to be up to limit 2)
There are lots of coupons out there for these - BOGO FREE Wash/ BOGO FREE Deodorant etc. Check your P&G inserts to see what will work for you.
I used a Buy One Old Spice Body wash get an Old Spice Deodorant FREE so I got the Wash and the Deodorant FREE
Two items FREE!

**Buy One Gillette Fusion ProGlide - $9.97 get $5 in ECB's
Use $4 off 1 from P&G insert
$.97 after coupon and ECB's

**Huggies Diapers - $8.49
Use $2 off Pullups from today's paper
Use $3 off Little Movers printable
$5.49 or $6.49

$10 back from CVS on Sears Gift cards!

NOTE: Some are saying that they called Sears' Customer Service and you can't do the rebate deal using a gift card. Read about it here.

Here is how to make the $50 in FREE men's clothes at Sears deal we told you about even better by shopping at CVS this week.

Shop at CVS this week and buy $50 in Sears gift cards and get $10 in ECB's back!

Now you can't buy gift cards with ECB's so you have to pay $50 out of pocket, but if you are planning on doing the Sears deal then you might as well buy the gift cards at CVS and get $10 in ECB's to spend at CVS for FREE!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A GREAT Deal on Crocs!

Below are a ton of coupon codes to use on Crocs.com to get some of their adorable Crocs at over 50% off. Use the coupon codes below on the specific styles listed. The price won't reflect the discount until you checkout and apply the code. ALSO, use coupon code STACK15 to get an additional 15% off your total. Use economy shipping to get FREE SHIPPING too!

I paid $8.49 for a cute pair for my daughter - shipped and all. Plus I got a FREE Jibblitz too. Once your shoe is in your shopping cart click on FREE Jibblitz offer to pick one out.

SCUTES1499 Scuts $14.99
MARYJANE1499 Mary Jane – Women’s $14.99
GMARYJANE999 Mary Jane – Girls $9.99
MELBOURNE1999 Melbourne Flip – Unisex $19.99
OLIVIA1499 Olivia – Women’s $14.99
MALINDI1499 Malindi – Women’s $14.99
GABBY999 Gabby – Girl’s $9.99
PREPAIR1499 Entire Prepair Collection – Slide, Clog, and Flip Unisex $14.99
SCCLOG1999 Santa Cruz Clog – Men’s $19.99
LADY1499 Lady – Women’s $14.99
CLEO1499 Cleo – Women’s $14.99
RELIEF1499 Relief – Unisex $14.99
WAVE999 Wave – Kid’s Unisex $9.99
PRIMA999 Prima – Women’s $9.99

Thanks to Bargain Briana for the tip
!

New ways to earn Swagbucks!

It's the summer of swag! If you aren't using Swagbucks, you really should go here and sign up. Anouk and I have been members for over a year! It is a way to search the internet and earn Swagbucks and turn Swagbucks into gift cards or prizes. My favorite? A $5 amazon gift card worth 450 Swagbucks. If you search the internet daily, I feel it is reasonable that you will earn at least a $5 amazon gift a month.

Swagbucks is offering more ways to earn swagbucks other than just internet searches. If you are registered first, make sure you register your birhday in your profile and you will earn 50 Swagbucks on your birthday!

Second, don't forget about the Special Offers we discussed here.

Third!, Swagbucks Surveys! Read about Swagbucks Surveys here on the blog. This is something new Swagbucks just started offering. Read the blog to make sure it is something you are interested in and sign up if you are. The great thing is you can sign up and decided based on odds of being able to participate based on your profile. It is worth a look to rack up more Swagbucks!

Again, if you are not a memeber sign up here and then start searching and earning Swagbucks!

Friday, June 11, 2010

$50 in FREE Men's Clothes at Sears!

This is a great deal by Sears for Father's Day! If memory serves me right, they offered this deal last year as well.

Here are the details directly from Sears' website:
Receive $50 in Come Back Cash by mail, redeemable for men apparel when you purchase $50 or more of any combination of men apparel, with transactions dated 6/11/10-6/20/10.

Mail in rebate must be postmarked by 7/20/2010. Limit 1 per household. Not valid with any other promotional offer. Reward Cash Expires 10/29/10. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts (including associate discount). Come Back Cash valid only on men apparel and excludes LandsEnd Merchandise.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Free Father's Day Photo Card


I received an email from Walgreens this morning stating that they are offering a free folded card for Father's Day - just add your own photo and use the coupon code DADCARD!

Make sure you pick the 5x7 folded card. If you choose to pick it up at your Walgreens, the shipping is free!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Catalinas at Hilander

Here are two good deals at Hilander with Catalinas:

**Kraft Salad Dressing - $1.50
Use .55 off 1 printable coupon here in IE or here in Safari
$.95 if your Hilander doesn't double internet coupons or $.40 if your Hilander doubles (like they should) THEN:
Buy 2 get $1 Catalina
Buy 3 get $2 Catalina
Buy 4 get $3 Catalina
(FYI - a Catalina is a dollar off coupon good on your next purchase)
So, if you printed 2 coupons and the coupons doubled you would pay $.80 and get $1 back!
The Catalina is good through 6/27 - I am sure during that time the price of the dressing will fluctuate.

**Nestle PureLife Water - $3.33 for a case of 24
Use $1 off 2 printable coupons here THEN:
Buy 2 get $2
Buy 3 get $3
Buy 4 get $5 - BEST DEAL!
So, if you print 2 coupons and get 4 cases of water you will pay $1.58 after coupons and catalina for a case of water!!
I am not one to purchase water - I am a big user of water bottles; however, when it comes to summer and all the activities we do it is nice to have a cooler full of CHEAP water rather than pay $2 for one bottle of water at the zoo or amusement park!
This catalina deal runs through 6/2.

**Oscar Mayer hot dogs - 2/$3
Use $1 off 2 printable here
$1 a package

**Airwick Airfreshener Spray - $2.20
Use $1 off blinkie coupons right by the sprays AND
Use BOGO coupon from the recent newspaper insert
Pay $1.20 total for 2

Got a painting project?

Do you have a room you want to paint? Glidden has a Memorial Day rebate for their paints that you can find here. This rebate is only good for paint purchased at Home Depot between May 27-31. (The funny thing is that the rebate is a Home Depot one and also includes Behr and Flood paints! So pick your paint)

Glidden is also having a "Get Color, Give Color" giveaway from June 1st to June 7th (or while supplies last). They will give 2 paint testers to those who sign up and give you the opportunity to give 2 to your friends! So put it in your calendars to go to their website on June 1st to sign up for 2 free paint testers!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gluten free coupon

Have been having problems printing coupons lately, and not sure how else this affects everything (as far as our blog) - so instead of posting a link to the coupon, I'm posting a link to MoneySavingMom's post for $1/1 Gluten Free products.

I know gluten free life can get expensive, so a little help is nice! I was on a gluten free diet for about 2 months and wished there were coupons. So even though I'm now off the diet, I'm on the lookout for those of you who could use a few gluten free coupons!

Enjoy!

(edit - I just clicked on MSM's link on her blog and it takes you to coupons.com. But the cool thing is that all the coupons are for either organic and/or gluten free stuff)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pillsbury coupon!

Check out this great Pillsbury coupon . . . . $.95 off one Pillsbury Sweet Rolls (print here in Safari)! Yummy! That should make them a great deal and close to free with a great sale!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cheap Huggies Wipes at Hilander

Check out all the Huggies coupons here. If you print the $2 off 2 Huggies wipes 64 ct or higher, Hilander has them on sale for $1.99. So buy 2 at $1.99 and get $2 off, that is $.99 each!

They are limited to one print per computer.

Monday, May 10, 2010

CVS Deals through May 15th

Here are a few good deals this week at CVS:

**Crest Pro Health Toothpaste or mouthwash - $3.50 get $3.50 in ECB's
Use coupons from the recent P&G insert and they are better than FREE

**Huggies diapers, pull-ups, goodnites or overnights - $8.49 get $2 in ECB's
$6.49 add coupons to make an even better deal!

**Dean's 2% one gallon milk - $2.59 get $1 in ECB!
$1.59 after ECB

**Schick Hydro - $8.99 get $4 in ECB's
Use $5 off coupon from Sunday's paper
FREE

**Right Guard - $2.99 get $2 in ECB's
Use $3 off 2 coupon here
two FREE after coupons and ECB's

**U by Kotex - $4.99 get $4.99 ECB 's
Use $1 off coupon from recent Sunday insert
FREE plus overage after coupon and ECB's

**Bayer Breeze2, Contour, A1C now, Contour USB or Didget - $19.99 get $15 in ECB's
Use $10 off 1 coupon from recent Sunday insert
Free plus overage after coupon and ECB's

Also, make sure you scan your CVS to see what coupons you get. I got a $1 off a CVS haircair product which makes some of their shampoo's and conditioner's FREE!

Check out some more CVS deals here or here from Common Sense with Money!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Starbucks Happy Hour!

Starting today through May 16th, Starbucks is having Half-Price Happy Hour from 3-5pm on their new Frappuccino Beverages. This only applies to the Frappuccino drinks and of course states at participating locations. Check with your favorite location here just to make sure!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Great reader tip!

Thanks to Karalin for her great tip of a "hidden" deal at Hilander this week! Earlier on Monday she wrote:

"I found a great deal by accident! Hilander has several Kellogg's cereals on sale for $1.97. I've found Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, and Frosted Flakes. Now, that is already a decent price, but when you buy 3 or more, a catalina will print out too! The catalina says, "Buy any Kellogg's cereals, 8 oz. or larger between 5/1 and 5/14. Buy 3 and get $2.00, buy 4 and get $3, or buy 5 and get $4 coupon off your next shopping order. I have not yet tried to roll the deal, but I'm hoping to try tonight, so I can report back if it works or not."

She did try the deal, and wrote us later saying:

"Hello! I found out tonight that the Kellogg's deal at Hilander DOES roll! So, you can use the catalina that prints to do the deal again, and you'll still get another coupon. This is a GREAT deal! Tonight, I bought 5 boxes of cereal at $1.97 a piece ($9.85), paid with a $4 catalina ($5.85) and walked out with another $4 catalina! This deal works until the 14th, although I don't know if they will have the cereal on sale for that long."

Thanks Karalin for the tip!

Let us know if this deal worked for you too!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Need Diapers?! Check out Target!

If you need diapers this week, check out the CVS Pampers deal here and then Target has a great deal on them too this week!

Buy 3 packs of Pampers or Huggies diaper or pullups at $8.99 a jumbo pack and receive a $5 gift card!
If you treat the gift card like cash, it automatically takes the price down to $7.32 a pack. Now add Target and manufacturer coupons. There have been several Target coupons in inserts lately for Pampers and Huggies and manufacturer coupons as well.

The only printable coupon available right now is for $2 off Huggies Pullups.

I do not buy extra papers and I had enough coupons to have 2 per pack. I bought 1 Pampers pull ups and 2 Huggies pull ups and paid $4.15 per pack after gift card and coupons!

If you are interested in trying these $5 gift card deals, I always save a $5 gift card to "roll" on other deals to lower my out of pocket immediately by $5 each time. This allows me to see my savings right away!

Check out Stretching a Buck here for all the deals posted this week. Nothing really poped out at me except the York Peppermint Pieces after coupon that are $1.49! The $1 off coupon was in last Sunday's insert.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

$.10 Greek Yogurt at Hilander.

Here are two coupon links (print each link twice) for $.45 off Yoplait's new Greek Yogurt. Hilander has these on sale for $1. Use the coupon to get the Yogurt for $.10 after doubled coupon.

The Hilander on Mulford near Spring Creek has changed their system and it will only double two like coupons per transaction so . . . either do two transactions or use all four coupons and pay $.32 each per container since only two coupons will double. This is still a VERY good deal on Greek Yogurt and it is delicious! I think it is much better than regular yogurt but it is usually at least two times the price.

Coupon link #1

Coupon link #2 or Safari here

How Stockpiling Really Saves You Money! AND Cheap Pasta!

Let's say you were running to the store because tonight you decided to have Spaghetti! At Hilander Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta is $1.84 shelf price. Now you could buy a generic or go to Aldi or another store and maybe get another type of pasta for around $1.

But this week at Hilander Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta is on sale for $1. Good price, however lets add coupons!

Here are 3 links to $.75 off 1 box of Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta coupons that can be printed twice each link:

Coupon link #1

Coupon link #2

Coupon link #3

NOW, you have a stockpile deal!! You can pick up 6 boxes or Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta for $.25 each OR $1.50 for 6 boxes which is less than the shelf price ($1.84) for one box of pasta when it isn't on sale. In other words it really saves money to stockpile shop . . . wait for the low price and add coupons!

Thanks Money Saving Mom for the links!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

CVS Deals through May 1st

I will post a few highlights of some CVS deals this week:

**Palmolive - $.88
Use .75 off coupon from today's newspaper
.13 after coupon

**Nescafe Taster's Choice Coffee sticks - 7 ct - $1
Buy 2 and Use BOGO Printable coupon AND
Use .75 off coupon

.12 a box

**Oral B Advantage toothbrush - $2.99 get $2 ECB's (limit 2)
Use BOGO Coupon from P&G April insert AND
Use $2 off 1 Advantage from P&G April insert
$1.01 profit after coupons and ECB's

**Pampers Jumbo packs - $8.49 get $1 ECB's (limit 1)
Use $1.50 coupon from recent insert
$5.99 after coupons and ECB's

Check out Common Sense with Money to see if anything else peaks your interest!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

More cheap frozen treats!

The Baskin Robbins' 31 cent scoop night is back next week! On Wednesday, April 28th from 5-10pm, you can get a scoop of Baskin Robbins ice cream for less than a third of a buckaroo!

I love how these are always on Wednesday evenings, because when we go to our local one just down the street from the church, half the folks from church are there!

So, mark it in your calendars! And I'll see you Wednesday at the one at Alpine and Harrison, OK?

Blizzard week

If you like Blizzards, this is your week . . . no, I'm not saying we're going to have snow. I'm talking about Dairy Queen's delicious frozen treats!

It's DQ's 25th birthday and they are celebrating by offering this deal: this week until Sunday, if you buy a Blizzard, you can get a second one for only 25 cents.

No coupon is needed, and it is a deal that is posted on the scrolling banner on their site. I would suggest calling your local DQ store just to make sure they are doing the deal. I haven't tried it myself, but have heard about many others who have.

Have you taken advantage of this deal? If so, what DQ? Post a comment and let us know!

A great new tool!

Money Saving Mom rocks! She and her sister (with the help of many others across the country) have come up with a system where you can find what sales and coupon deals are going on at most stores around the country! And the cool thing is, you can sign up to have those deals emailed to you (like I did), or sign up for RSS feed! Woohoo!

I signed up for the Aldi and Kroger (Hilander) deals to be emailed to me. By the way, Illinois is in the Central Division.

This is a great new tool! Use it to your advantage!

Click here to see the list of stores
Click here to subscribe to email or RSS feed of your favorite store (scroll down to #2)

Free Mexican recipe e-book

Recipe Lion has done it again! Provided us with a fun, free new recipe e-book. This time it's for Mexican food. The nice thing about e-books is that you can keep them on your computer and look up recipes, and it doesn't clutter up your shelf!

So head on over and get your "27 Simple Mexican Recipes" eCookbook!

Thanks for the heads up Frugal Girls!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cheap Pull Ups at Walgreens

Walgreens has Pull ups on sale this week for $8.99
Use the $2 off (3/28 SS) or the $1.50 off coupon (4/18 SS) AND
Use the $2 off Walgreens coupon - April Coupon booklet found by the weekly flyer expires 4/24
Pay $4.99 or $5.49 after coupons!

New Huggies Coupon

Go here to print 2 - $3 off 1 pack of Huggies diapers. This will likely go fast so print it now.

Monday, April 19, 2010

CVS Deals through April 21st

Here are a few good deals this week at CVS:

**CVS Bag Tag - $.99 get $.99 ECB's (limit 1)
FREE
Put this on any reusable bag and bring it with you when you shop at CVS. Have the cashier scan it along with your CVS card and for every fourth use you will receive $1 in ECB's!

**Thermacare Neck To Arm Heatwrap - $2.49 get $2.49 ECBs (Limit 2)
FREE after ECBs!

**Buy $10 off select products get $3 ECB's
Deal idea:
2 Dunkin Donuts Coffee - $6 each
Use 2 - $1 off CVS printable coupons here
Use 1 - $1.50 off 2 from recent newspaper insert
$2.75 each if you have both coupons, if you only have the printable coupons it is $3.50 each - still a good deal after ECB's and coupons!

**U by Kotex - $4.99 get $1 ECB's
Use $1 off CVS printable coupon here
Use $1 off Manufacturer printable coupon here
$1.99 after ECB's and coupons

There is a slew of other deals check them out here on Deal Seeking Mom to see if there is anything you may need!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Target Coupons

Check out Target.com here and browse their coupons. They just released some new ones today and I have noticed they don't stay on their web site very long. Be sure to check out the clothing catagory as they have coupons for women's shirts, men's shirts, and handbags!

Planter's peanuts are on price cut right now for $4
Print and Use 2 of the Target Planter's coupons
Use $1 off 2 Planter's products from a recent newspaper insert
Pay $2.50 a container!

Benedryl anti itch stick - $2.28
Use the $5 off 2 Benedryl products from last Sunday's newspaper
Both FREE after coupon!

If you are a Seventh Generation Fan, Target has Seventh Generation products starting at $2.49.
Use printable coupons here from Seventh Generation and if you printed the $1 off 1 Seventh Generation Target coupons available last week you could get and even better deal.

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion - $4.99 (I think not 100% sure SORRY!)
Use $3.75 off coupon from the RP 4/11/10 newspaper
Use $1 off Target Printable
$.24 after coupons!

Check out Stretching a Buck here for a TON of other coupon match ups that you may interest you!

Walgreens .12 Gummy Bear/Worms

If you are headed to Walgreens this week or if you really like gummy bears or worms (like me!), then pick up this deal! I love it because it doesn't involve more than one coupon or Register Rewards!

Buy 2 Black Forest Gummy Bears or Worms for $.39 each
Use this $.55 off 2 printable coupon
Pay $.12 a bag!

Since I am not a Walgreens shopper, check out the rest of the Walgreens deals this week from Common Sense with Money here.