Monday, November 30, 2009


Are you planning to shop online today for some of the Cyber Monday super specials? Go HERE to find thousands of coupon codes for today's deals and more!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Just saw this is my latest issue of Good Housekeeping. Send in a Walgreens receipt with proof of purchase of any item from this list and receive a free aromatic candle. The items are:
French's French Fried Onions
Lever 2000
Sweet n Low

Item must be purchased between November 10 and December 10, 2009. Send receipt with name and mailing address to:
Good Housekeeping/Feel Good
300 West 57th St. 27th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Saturday, November 28, 2009

MAGAZINE SALE has a super sale right now through Monday. They have many magazine subscriptions on sale for just $5. Go HERE to see the deals. Titles include Southern Living, People Style Watch, Cosmopolitan, and more. I thought about buying an issue of Cosmo last month, until I saw the cover price of $4.50 plus tax. And now I can get a whole year for just $5. Sounds like a good deal to me.


Click HERE for a free cold and flu alerts booklet and a $2 off coupon for Robitussin to Go.

L'essence D'eau

Go HERE to receive a free sample of L'essence D'eau, billed as the best acne treatment in the world.


I went to CVS on Black Friday to take advantage of their special deals. Here is what I bought:

Blade Shower Gel\
Blade Body Spray
Blade Deodorant
Blade Shower Sponge
Contact Solution
Schick Razor
Philips Ear Buds
Rolo Candy
M&M King Size
Herbal Essence Shampoo
Herbal Essence Conditioner
Herbal Essence Hair Spray
2 Colgate Toothpaste
St. Ives Body Wash
2 Vaseline Infusion Lotions
Degree Deodorant
2 Airwick Freshmatic Starter Kits
MP3 Player 4GB

Total value before sales & coupons: $164.69 plus tax
Sale prices: $118.10
Paid $12.78 plus $5.91 tax = $18.69
Ended with $7.46 more in ECBs than I started, which means this trip actually cost me $11.23


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This is a new one for me. Click HERE and sign up to receive your very own free scented bookmark. This will put you on their free printed mailing list.


Want a free photo book? Go HERE to Photoworks, click on "As seen on" in the middle of the page, and design yours today. The first 25000 to create their book and check out using the code "BONNIE" will get it for free.

Monday, November 23, 2009


I went on the VistaPrint site yesterday to take advantage of one of their free offers. After I had completed my order and checked out I had a tab that said the purchase qualified for a shipping rebate. I clicked on it and signed up for a 30-day free trial where they refund your shipping charges. You do have to mail in the request for the rebate. After 30 days, if I decide to keep the service, it will cost me $14.97 a month. There are thousands of online stores on their list that qualify for shipping rebates. Sounds like a good deal for holiday purchases. Go HERE to check it out & sign up for your free 30-day trial.


Remember that you can print your coupons here, without leaving this site. Just click on any of the links on my sidebar:, smartsource, or red plum.


This calendar is free and comes to you in the mail. It features artwork from the 30's and 40's. After you order your sample calendar you will be offered the chance to join their book club, but it is not required. Go HERE to order your calendar now.

FREEBIES AT SEE HERE has some really great deals going on now that you don't want to miss. For today only go HERE and order anything on their site and get 50% off by using the code 2day. But this offer ends at midnight.

Also, in a separate order, you can get 50 FREE photo cards, just pay shipping. Go HERE to order those and use the code "new baby".

But remember, you do have to sign up to be able to use these codes. You can do that at the top of their website.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I stoppod in to CVS on Sunday, not expecting to get what I wanted, because many people shop the deals on Saturday night and I have towait til they re-stock. However, they had everything that I was looking for. I had my scenarios worked out, but had to do some regrouping because when I scanned my card at the CRT machine, it gave me a coupon for $5 off $25 purchase. No complaints here, just took some brainwork in the store. I am not going to list the separate transactions. Here is what I got:

4 12pks Pepsis

6 jars Ragu

CG Foundation

CG Blush

2 Theraflus

1 Nyquil

1 Robitussin

3 Suave

2 Kleenex

2 ThermaCare Heatwraps

2 Glade Sense & Spray

Total Value CVS prices before sale: $138.75 plus tax

Total Value CVS Sale Prices: $98.96

I started with $32.00 ECBs

Total spent OOP: $8.46 plus tax = $13.58

Ended with $34.00 ECBs

Total spent $11.58

Friday, November 20, 2009


I made 1 trip to Rite Aid this week but did 2 separate transactions because I had 2 coupons that were $5 off a $25 purchase. I knew that my shopping list included enough to be almost $50 before coupons. Here is what I bought & their sale prices:

4 12pks of Quilted Northern Double Rolls Tissue @ $23.96

1 Kotex @ $2.99

1 Garnier Cleansing Towelettes @ $4.99

1 Crest Toothpaste @ $2.69

2 Renuzit Adjustable Air Fresheners @ .99

2 GE Smart Bulbs @ $4

1 Robitussin @ $6.99

2 Nair @ $6.49

2 Halloween Candies (fillers on Clearance) @ $1.94

I had $26.74 in coupons

Total spent was $23.31 + tax = $26.42

I will get back $13.69 in Rite Aid rebates.

I will also submit for 2 $5 rebates that include the Quilted Northern and the Nestle products that I bought a couple of weeks ago BOGO.

When I receive all the rebates my total for these 2 transactions will be $2.73, which is less than I paid for tax!
Prices before sale or coupons was $101.83 plus tax.


Did you know that when you buy your turkey at Bi-Lo, you will receive 10 fuelperks automatically. That is 10¢ off per gallon of gas (at participating stations) up to 20 gallons of gas. And to make that even better, Bi-lo has Honeysuckle Turkeys on sale for 49¢ per pound.


Wow! I went to Bi-Lo a few days ago and took advantage of their big BOGO sale. I bought $262.79 worth of groceries for $73.78. Of course, a huge part of the savings was BonusCard savings but $67 was coupons! I also have earned 15 fuelperks points this month. Look at this picture to see what I got. Country Crock Spread, free; Bertolli Pasta Sauce, 25¢; Dog treats, 11¢; BC Potatoes, free. Of course, there is so much there that it's hard to tell!


If you shop JC Penny, HERE is the coupon for you! And if you don't, it's a good one for you to use anyway! Print this coupon and you can save $10 off of a purchase of $25 or more! You can even use it to shop online by entering the code that is printed on the coupon. But you have to hurry. Coupon expires Monday, November 23rd.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Would you like to send a personalized card to our troops overseas to let them know just how much they are appreciated? Most of us don't know how to do this, or sometimes we just do not think of this as a possibility. You can go HERE. pick out a design, a message, (or write your own message) and submit it. It is then printed out by Xerox and turned over to the military support group This group then puts them in care packages that are going to the troops. These cards were designed by school children from around the country. They are amazing! What a GREAT idea.


Did you get your free t-shirt from If not, it's not to late. Sign up and design your own. If you did get your t-shirt you can go back onto the site and log in. You can then get a free "portable ashtray". Even if you are not a smoker, this may be a good small gift for someone who is.

Thanks Christie for the heads-up!


Last week when I was on the Outback website trying to figure out why I did not get my Bloomin' Onion coupon and how I might could get it, I signed up to play Fantasy Football and chose a team. Since the games are only played on Wednesday and I know nothing about football, I just did not think any more about it. I then contacted Outback via email and received my coupon for my Bloomin Onion. Today I had a nice surprise in my email. Fantasy Football was yesterday, and, of course, my team did not win, but for signing up I had a coupon for another Bloomin Onion. Maybe they know how much I love them! So, if you missed the first offer, or just want to try for another one, go to their site and sign up for Fantasy Football. You could get a nice surprise next week! Also, while you're on their site, if you are planning to buy any Outback Gift Cards for the holidays, they are offering a free $20 Bonus card when you buy $100 worth of gift cards. That's a good deal fr anyone who goes there regularly. Buy $100 in gift cards for yourself and get another $20 card. That's a sweet deal!


Click HERE to request a free sample of Always Infinity.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Below I have listed the sale items with the coupons that are available for those items. Please be aware that all coupons are not available in all areas. Also, there are many more coupons out there in the form of magazine coupons, peelies, tearpads, hangtags, etc. I have listed only the coupons that are printable or are in newspaper inserts.
Insert Codes:
SS = Smartsource RP = Red Plum PG = Proctor & Gamble
Listings are: Item, Sale Price. Coupons Available, Where they can be found
Quaker Instant Oatmeal $2.50
$1.25/2 RP 8/30 = $1.87 each

Marzetti Dressing $2.50
$1/1 RP 8/30 = $1.50
50¢/1 PRINT = $2.00

Hormel Party Tray $9.99 = $8.99
$1/1 PRINT

Breyers Ice Cream $2.99
75¢/1 RP 10/18 = $2.24

Alka Seltzer Plus 20ct $4.99
$1/1 PRINT = $3.99

Tums 48ct. $2.50
$1/1 PRINT = $1.50

Domino 1 lb. Sugars 79¢
50¢/2 RP 11/15 = 54¢ each

Duncan Hines Cake Mix $1
$1/3 SS 10/11 = 67¢ each
55¢/2 SS 10/11 = 73¢ each

Duncan Hines Frosting $1.50
$1/3 SS 10/11 = $1.17 each
55¢/2 SS 10/11 = $1.23 each

Pillsbury Brownie Mix $1.34
40¢/1 RP 9/27, 11/8 = 94¢
$1/2 RP 9/27 = 84¢ each

Johnsonville Italian Sausage BOGO @ $3.89 = 1.95
55¢/1 SS 11/8 = $1.40

Chinet Napkins 90ct $1.50
$1/1 PRINT = 50¢

Chinet Platters 24-32ct $4.99
$1/1 PRINT = $3.99

Glad Wrap $2.00
$1.50/3 RP 11/8 = $1.50 each

Nabisco Crackers $2.50
$1/2 PRINT = $2.00 each

Stacy's Pita Chips $2.99
$1/1 SS 11/15 = $1.99 each

Piggly Wiggly has many more specials. These are just the ones with coupon match-ups.


Did you know that Cracker Barrel has a rewards program? Go HERE to sign up and receive $5 off your next purchase of $20 or more. Also as a member of FRONT PORCH FRIENDS, for every $100 you spend (accumulative, excluding taxes and gratuities) dining or shopping in the store, or if you visit 4 times during a season (season is 3 months: Oct.-Dec., etc.) you will receive a reward. Rewards change each season. The rewards this season are: a country dinner plate, a bag of Cracker Barrel's Signature Coffee, or a Cracker Barrel music CD.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Go HERE to request your free Kashi TLC Granola bar. The last time I got a sample from them, I also got a coupon for a free box and several $1.50 off coupons. Good deal!


This haunting debut novel explores the intense bond of sisterhood as a grieving twin searches for her own identity in the ruins of her sister's past. Go HERE to get your copy now.


I had another great week for freebies.

The mug you see in the photos is actually the one I got from Kodak last week, along with 42 photo prints. I paid shipping.

2 porcelain filigree ornaments with my sons' newborn photos. Only one is shown. Thanks to my older son and a couple of friends for allowing me to use their credits.

A free photo book with 15 extra pages. I paid a few extra dollars because I wanted even more pages. I designed it to cover my sons' first 10 years. I had to pay for the additional pages and $1.99 shipping.

2 personally designed t-shirts from, one for my husband and one for myself.

$75 gift cards from Charter Communications for Outback. This was a card they sent out a few months ago and I was able to choose which card I wanted. It's about time they gave me something, as much as I pay them every month.

Sample of Rachel Ray Dog Food. My dog gobbled it right up.

Not pictured are the freebies I got from Rite Aid. I got 2 packs of Carefree and 2 bottles of Herbal Essence Shampoo. They were on sale and I had coupons that covered the full costs. All I had to pay was tax.

A small "cookbook" with lots of recipes using olives. Too bad I don't like them.

What did you get this week?


This is a really great offer. Go HERE to request a free Herbal Christmas Candle from Beauty Herbal Spa. I have no idea if it is full-size or what. It says that it will be shipped in 5 to 15 days. I'm anxious to see what this is.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


There are 2 really great coupons that are available now, which could mean free, or almost free stuff, depending on your local sales. Go HERE to print a coupon for $2 off a bottle of Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice. Team this with Dollar General's 10% off food coupon this weekend, (I think they sell this for $2.50) and get it for about 25¢. Then go HERE to print a coupon for $1.25 off of Pillsbury's Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough. This could make for some really cheap home-cooked cookies. And if someone has them on sale soon, even better!


This is the easiest freebie I have ever seen, if you have a cell phone with a text plan. Just text "BETTY" 467467 to request your free Betty Crocker Cookie Recipe Book.

Friday, November 13, 2009


My best shopping trip this week was also my only shopping trip this week. I stopped into Rite Aid to pick up a few things on Sunday before I went to an engagement that afternoon. I did two very good transactions, but this one was the best, even though I did not get to use my $5 off $25 coupon. I bought:

2 packs Carefree
2 Air Wick I-Motion Starters
1 Herbal Essence Shampoo
1 Herbal Essence Hair Spray

Paid $1.96 + $1.43 tax = $3.39
Full value before sale prices was $36.94
Sale prices before coupons were $20.45
That's a 95% savings from regular price & a 90% savings from sale prices.

The Herbal Essences were BOGO so one of them rang up for 0, bringing my subtotal under $25, so I could not use my $5 off coupon. If I had been thinking clearly, I could have gone back and gotten 2 cans of my favorite hair spray, on sale for $2 each, used the $5 off coupon and paid $1 less! I'll be more careful next time.


Can someone tell me what the difference is between a spoon in my kitchen and a hi-tech spoon? Guess I'll find out in about 30 days. Go HERE to request your own and see for yourself!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Treat your dog! Go HERE to request a free sample of Rachel Ray's Nutrish Dog Food. Your dog will love you for it!


Go HERE to print a coupon for $4 off of a $20 purchase. But hurry! Coupon expires on November 15. Pair this coupon with rebate or sale items and save even more!


Click HERE and register to become a citizen of the Mighty Dog Nation. You will receive a welcome kit, including a Mighty Dog Tag.


Go HERE to print a coupon for 10 - 20% off purchases made at Dollar General on November 14 - 15. Limit one coupon per person, per day.
This is a pdf file so you can print coupons for yourself and your friends.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Click HERE to request a free sample of Sore No More Natural Pain Relieving Gel. This gel is said to relieve muscle soreness, back pain, arthritis, migraines, cluster headaches, and more.


This sample is different from most. According to the website all you have to do is click HERE, enter your info, and thy will send you a 23 oz bottle. That's a big "sample"! It also says that it is a limited offer. We'll see.


CVS has a new savings booklet out that is now in the stores. It list $35 in ECB's that can be earned other than the weekly offers. But the best thing about the booklet is the card in the middle for $4 ECB's with a $20 purchase. The next time you are in CVS, pick up this booklet for your free $4. Also, most stores now have a machine to scan your card and get free coupons. I have heard that sometimes it spits out a coupon for $5 off $15 purchase. Don't forget to scan your card every time you are in the store.


Bi-Lo has a huge Buy One, Get One Free Sale this week. Among the sale items are many that you can get for under 50¢, some are even free, if you've been saving your newspaper coupons the last fw weeks. Here is my list.

( SS = SmartSource Insert; RP = Red Plum Insert; P & G = Procter & Gamble Insert)

Pillsbury Family Style Brownie Classics
BOGO @ 1.89 = 95¢
40¢ off 1 RP 11/8 = 15¢ each (coupon doubles)

Progressive Soups
BOGO @ 2.39 = 1.20
50¢ off 1 SS 11/8 = 20¢ (coupon doubles)
$1 off 1 PRINT

Shedd's Country Crock Spread 15oz
BOGO @ 2.00 = 1.00
30¢ off 1 RP 9/20 = 40¢ (coupon doubles)
55¢ off 1 PRINT = free (coupon doubles)
50¢ off 1 PRINT = free (coupon doubles)

Wise Cheez Doodles
BOGO @ 2.99 = 1.49
50¢ off 1 PRINT = 49¢ (coupon doubles)

Emerald Trail Mix
BOGO @ 2.39 = 1.20
$1 off 1 SS 11/8 = 20¢

4C Bread Crumbs
BOGO @ 1.69 = 85¢
$1 off 2 = 34¢ each

Campbell's Spaghetti-o's
BOGO @ 99¢ = 50¢

White House Apple Sauce
BOGO @ 1.43 = 72¢
75¢ off 2 = 34¢ each SS 8/16

Sweet & Low 100ct
BOGO @ 1.81 = 91¢
35¢ off 1 PRINT = 21¢ (coupon doubles)

Bertolli Pasta Sauce
BOGO @ 2.89 = 1.45
60¢ off 1 = 25¢ each SS 11/15 (coupon doubles)

Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes or Waffles
BOGO @ 2.00 = 1.00
$1 off 2 = 50¢ each SS 10/4
$1 off 2 PRINT = 50¢

Playtex Sponges
BOGO @ 99¢ = 50¢ each

X-14 Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner
BOGO @ 1.32 = 61¢
$1 off 1 = FREE SS 9/27

Goodlife Dog or Cat Treats
BOGO @ 2.51 = 1.21
$1 off 1 = 26¢ RP 10/4

Cesar Dog Treas
BOGO @ 2.51 = 1.26
$1 off 1 RP 10/25 = 26¢
$1 off 1 PRINT = 26¢

Hartz Crunch & Treat Dog Treats
BOGO @ 2.39 = 1.20
$2 off 1 = PRINT = FREE

Hartz No Odor Litter Spray
BOGO @ 2.39 = 1.20
$1 off 1 PRINT = 20¢

Iams Cat Food 3oz can
BOGO @ 59¢ = 30¢
$1 off 4 = 5¢ each P & G 11/1

Green Giant Boxed Frozen Vegetables
On Sale @ $1
50¢ off 2 PRINT or PRINT or PRINT = 50¢ each (coupon doubles)

Martha White Muffin or Gravy Mix
On Sale @ 77¢
50¢ off 2 = 22¢ each RP 11/8 (coupon doubles)

Pet Evaporated Milk
On Sale @ 99¢
55¢ off 2 = 44¢ each RP 11/8 (coupon doubles)

Mars Candy Bars
On Sale 50¢

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes
On Sale @ 80¢ each
25¢ off 1 = 30¢ each SS 10/4 (coupon doubles)

Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener
On Sale @ 2.99 each
$3 off 1 = FREE RP 10/4

Friskies Can Cat Food
On Sale @ 40¢ each
BOGO coupon = 20¢ each RP 11/8

So, if I went to Bi-Lo and bought one of each, more if the coupon specified more, and used the listed coupons, it would only cost me about $10 plus tax. That's a lot of groceries for $10.


Right at Home has a new selection of Glade coupons available, including one for a free refill pack when you buy the warmer. Go HERE to print yours now.


Click HERE to receive your free sample of Kotex products. You should also receive coupons along with your free sample.


Do you shop Rite Aid? If not, here is a good way to start. Click on the link on my sidebar to print valuable coupons. Depending on what zip code you enter, you can print $3 off $15, $4 off $20, or $5 off $25 purchase. I find that I get the biggest variety of coupons by entering the zip code 90210, but you can experiment with different ones. The $4 off $20 would be great to team up with the Single Check Rebate that Rite Aid is offering this week on Duracell Batteries.
Buy 3 packs of Duracell Batteries @ 6.99 = 20.97
Use 3 75¢ off coupons -2.25
Use 3 $1 off in=ad coupons -3.00
Use $4 off $20 purchase -4.00 = $11.72 plus tax (you pay)
Single Check Rebate on Duracell -5.00 = $6.72 plus tax for 3 packs of Duracell batteries.
I bought 3 8-packs of AA batteries because we are always needing them. They were specially marked packages that contained 2 free AAA batteries, which we also use. I had been planning to buy 2 packs of AA and 1 pack of AAA, but when I saw the specially marked packages, I realized I could "have it all". So I got 24 AA batteries and 6 AAA batteries for $6.72 after rebate. Can't beat that!


Want free Head & Shoulders Shampoo? Go HERE and sign up to request your free sample.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Do you like my blog's new look? Click on Comment below and tell me what you think. And don't forget to print you some coupons while you are there!


Enter to win a 16 oz bottle of Velvet Milk Aloe Butter Mask and receive a free sample from the Velvet Milk Collection. Go HERE to enter.


Sign up HERE to request a free sample of Dunkin Donuts Coffee. This is quite pricey and I would definitely want to try it before I buy it.


Sign up HERE to receive a free Slim Fast Snack Bar in Peanut Butter Crunchtime Flavor. This sample comes from All You magazine, so it is sure to include some coupons.