Sunday, January 31, 2010


Go HERE to request your free sample. You can then go back to the home page and click on Savings Center, enter your info, and print Arm & Hammer coupons.


I went to CVS a few days ago for some more of the Pepsis. First I bought 6 12pks for $20.00, paid with an $18 ecb and $2 and got a $10 ecb in return. Then I bought:
1 Crest Toothpaste @ 2.99
2 Dove Deodarants @ 3.50
2 Emergen-C BOGO @ 10.79
$1 off Crest
2 $4 off Emergen-C
2 $2 off Dove
$6 ECBs
Paid $1.91 including $1.13 tax
Got back $3 ECBs
Actual cost $4.91 including tax.


This afternoon while flpping through the new Dollar General Flyer, I remembered that my 2.50-off Finish Dishwashng Detergent coupons would expire today. I also noted that DG had the Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra and the Lysol Neutra Air Starter Kits on sale for $6. Knowing I had $4 off coupons for each of these I decided to make a quick trip. This is what I bought:

2 Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kits @ $6
2 Lysol Neutra Strter Kits @ $6
3 Finish Powertabs 12ct @ 3.00
3 2.50 off Finish

Total value $57 plus tax
Total paid $9.50 plus tax


Dollar General just came out with a new ad with a lot of great buys. Here are the coupon match-ups that I have found. Items, prices, and coupons may vary by region.

Mean Green Cleaner 1 gal. 5.00
75/1 SS 1/31 makes it 4.25

Hefty Trash Bags 5.00
55/1 RP 1/03 makes it 4.45

Tide 24-load or Tide w/bleach 18-load 5.00
1.00/1 P&G 1/17 makes it 4.00

Angel Soft 12 Big Rolls 5.00
1.00/1 PRINT (zip 90210) makes it 4.00

Campbells Soups 1.00
40/4 SS 12/13, 1/3 makes it 4/3.60
25/3 SS 1/10 makes it 3/2.75
40/2 SS 1/3 makes it 1.60/2
1.00/4 Cooking Soups PRINT makes it 4/3.00

Capri 10-pks 2.00
1.00/2 PRINT makes it 2/3.00

Hunts Tomatoes 28-29 oz 1.50
.45/3 SS 1/24 makes it 3/4.05
1.00/3 PRINT (play game) makes it 3/350

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa 10ct. 1.50
.50/2 SS 1/10 makes it 2/2.50

Soft Scrub Bath Cleaner 3.50
.50/1 RP 1/10 makes it 3.00
1.00/2 RP 1/10 makes it 2/6.00
1.50/1 PRINT makes it 2.00

409 Cleaner 2.00
1.00/1 SS 1/17 makes it 1.00

Kellogg's Honey Smacks, Frosted Mini Wheats, Apple Jacks or Corn Pops 2.50
1.50/2 PRINT makes it 2/3.50
.75/1 Honey Smacks PRINT makes it 1.75
1.00/3 RP 1/10 makes it 3/6.50

Planter's Nuts 9.25-16 oz 3.00
1.00/2 SS 1/24 makes it 2/5.00
1.00/2 mixed nuts or cashews PRINT makes it 2/5.00

Ziploc Bags 2.50
.40/1 SS 1/10 makes it 2.10
1.00/2 SS 1/10 makes it 2/4.00

Hefty Plates 3/5.00 or 1.67 ea
1.00/2 PRINT makes it 2/2.34

Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kit 6.00
4.00/1 PRINT makes it 2.00 (These are regularly 12.00 each)

Brawny 8pk 6.50
1.00/1 RP 1/24

Please note that I have only listed the items that I found coupons for. There are many more items on special and I am sure that there are probably more coupons available. There are many on tearpads, in pamplets, and in magazines.


I did not do much shopping last week, therefore, I do not have much to report here. I did get a couple of things that were free with coupons. They were:
2 32 oz Gatorade G2
1 J&J Travel size first aid kit

My total spent was 42.23
Total Saved was 101.06
Coupons used were 49.70

I am at the point where I am running out of space for extra groceries, but I still have a hard time staying away from the deals! But I have also gotten to the point that I can impose a budget for groceries, food items only, and stick to it. The month of January I spent a little less than $300.00 so I think that is a good place to start. This amount included the occasional loaf of bread, milk, etc that we had to run to the store for. Also includes "real food" bought at drug stores. and a large amount of meat bought on sale the 2nd week of the month. I used 153.00 in coupons the month of January and saved 55%.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Wow is the only word I can think of to describe my Walgreens trip on Saturday. It was well worth the special trip. I did 3 separate transactions. I bought:

Transaction #1
2 Neosporin Lip Therapy @ 4.00
-3.00 MQ x 2
1 AccuCheck Aviva Monitor @ 9.99
-9.99 MQ
-5.00 Store
1 TheraFlu @ 3.99
-2.00 MQ
-2.00 Store Q
1 Lipton Tea 100ct @ 2.99
1 M&M's @ 50¢ (was supposed to be 39¢)(needed filler item)
Paid 2.54 (1.57 was tax)
Received $7 RR

Transaction #2
6 Bags Frito Lay Products @ 2.50
2 Dips @ 2.50
-1.00 MQ x 4
2 M&M's @ 50¢ (needed 2 filler items)
- $7 RR from transaction #1

Paid 10.21
Received $10 RR

Transaction #3
4 12 oz Planters Peanuts @ 1.99
-1.00/2 MQ x 2
-1.00 Store Q (register credits 4 times)
1 Colorsilk Hair Color @ 3.99
-2.00 in-ad Q
2 Walgreens Child Activity Books @ .99(bought because it has a bunch of store couppons)
3 Aqua Fresh Tooth Paste @ 1.99
-2.00 Store Q x 3
4 Van Camps Pork & Beans @ .99
-50¢ in ad Q x 4
2 Neosporin Lip Therapy @ 4.00
-3.00 MQ x 2
1 M&M's @ .50
-$10 RR from transaction #2

Paid 1.79
Received $3 RR for next time.

Total paid for all 3 transactions was 14.54
Still have $3 RR making my total just 11.54



For those of you who shop Staples, go HERE to print a coupon for 15% off your in-store purchase, excluding computers. But you have to hurry! The coupon is only valid through Saturday.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


This offer is a little different from most. Go HERE to download & print a form to submit for a free bag of Recee's, Almond Joy, Hershey's, or York Pieces. You will be required to send the wrapper of one of these candy bars.


Sign up HERE to receive a free sample of Playtex Glide Tampons. This sample includes 3 regular unscented tampons.

FRED'S 1/26 thru 2/7

I was browsing the most recent sales paper from Fred's and realized that there are several good buys, which are even better with coupons. Remember that Fred's doubles coupons up to 70¢ on Saturdays. All items may not be available in all areas.

Bounty Paper Towels 8pk 8.49
25¢ off one P&G 12/27 makes it 8.24 or 7.99 on Saturday

Campbell's Chunky Soup 1.50
1.50 off 3 PRINT makes it 3/3.00 or 1.00 each
75¢ off 4 SS 1/24 makes it 4/5.25 or 1.31 each
50¢ off 4 SS 1/24 makes it 4/5.50 or 1.37 each or
4/5.00 or 1.25 each on Saturday

Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta 1.00
50¢ off 2 PRINT (play game) makes it 2/1.50 or 2/1.00 on Saturday
1.00 off 5 SS 1/10 makes it 5/4.00

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa 1.00
50¢ off 2 SS 1/10 makes it 2/1.50 or 2/1.00 on Saturday

Quilted Northern Tissue 6 Double Rolls 3.99
1.00 off one RP 1/24 makes it 2.99

Airwick Air Freshener 2.99
1.00 off 2 PRINT makes it 2/4.98

Tide 55 load powder or 36 load liquid 9.99
1.00 off 1 P&G 12/27 and 1/17 makes it 8.99

Bounce or Downy Dryer Sheets 1.99
25¢ off 1 P&G 12/27 makes it 1.74 or 1.49 on Saturday

Bic Disposable Razors 10pk 2.49
B1G1Free SS 1/10 makes it 2/2.49

Vaseline Lotion 2.79
1.00 off 1 RP 1/13 or PRINT makes it 1.79

Stayfree Pads 2.99
1.00 off one PRINT makes it 1.99

Centrum or Centrum Silver 6.99
3.00 off one RP 1/3 makes it 3.99
1.00 off one RP 11/15 makes it 5.99
1.00 off one Centrum Silver RP 1/3 makes it 3.99
2.00 off one PRINT makes it 4.99

Goody's of BC Powders 50 ct. 4.79
1.00 off one RP 1/3 makes it 3.79

Mucinex Expectorant 20ct. 9.49
1.00 off one SS 12/13 & 1/17 makes it 8.49

Prilosec OTC 28ct. 18.99
3.00 off one P&G 12/27 & 1/17 makes it 15.99

SS=SmartSource RP=Red Plum P&G=Proctor & Gamble
Some newspaper insert coupons are regional and may not be available in all areas. Prices may vary. This ad was distributed in SC.


Sunday, January 24, 2010


This post is all about the things that I got for free last week usng coupons only. It does not include freebies after ECBs or SCRs or RRs. It does, however, include freebies obtaned through the use of Mfg coupons, store coupons, and catalinas given or awarded for buying certain products. I would love to post a picture, but everything has been put away, and in some cases, consumed already.

1 box Jollytime Popcorn
4 boxes Scotties Tissues
2 Aviva Blood Glucose Meters
2 6pks Thera-Flu
1 box Puff's Tissues
1 Double-pack Bayer Aspirins
1 3-roll pack Tums
2 Packs Birdseye Veggies
2 Starkist Tuna Pouches
3 Large tubes Aqua Fresh Toothpaste
1 DiGiorno Pizza
1 5 lb. Package of Country Style Ribs.

The pizza and ribs were bought with a $10 catalina that I got from buying 40 FL products. I only bought products that I would have had to buy somewhere anyway and products that I could not get any cheaper using coupons or shoppng elsewhere. I got the meters from Walgreens and received an extra $10 because I used a MFG coupon and a store coupon on each so I guess you could also say that they gave me $10, which paid for most of my other merchandise. Last week was a productive week.

Friday, January 22, 2010


CVS is having a 3-day special on the Scott Mega Roll Paper Towels beginning Sunday for just $4.99. Go HERE to print a coupon for $1 off, which will make them just $3.99. This is a super-good deal. Of course, you must have an ExtraCare card.


Go HERE to join the club and receive a coupon for Buy One Get One Free Soft Scrub coupon and several others. These match up great with the sale that Publix has this week. Of course, you can use them anywhere that accepts coupons.


Do you like Cream of Wheat? Never tried it? Well, here is your chance to try it for free. Just go HERE to request your free sample. You can even choose your own flavor.


Are you one of those folks who loves Starbucks? They are offering a free KIND bar on February 5, 2010. Go HERE for more details.


Create your profile HERE to receive your free Betty Crocker Coupon Booklet. If you are already a member, then sign up under another household member's name and email address. Worked for me. This booklet will be mailed.


The National Fluid Milk processor Promotion Board is offering a new coupon when you sign up for their giveaway. Go HERE to enter to win free milk for a year and receive a coupon for a free gallon of milk when you purchase $100 worth of groceries. This is a great coupon, but I don't know when I'll be buying $100 worth of groceries. I wonder could we use it in Wal Mart or similar store, as long as our total purchase is over $100. I'll bet we could!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Darn! I forgot to save the picture! I had a great trip to Bi-Lo yesterday, even though most of what I bought was junk. I justify that by figuring that the stuff I bought that wasn't junk would have cost me as much as I paid total if I were not couponing. I bought:
10 lbs potatoes
1 Quaker Oatmeal
2 Birdseye Veggies
1 Southern Home Storage Bags
2 Lg bags Lays Chips
4 Boxes Ritz Crackerfuls
4 Boxes Nabisco 100-Calorie Snacks
2 Starkist Tuna Pouches
1 Marcal Small Steps Tissue

Total I paid was $12.56
Total before savings was $64.48
And I got a coupon for $2 of my next order.


I had another amazing trip to Rite Aid this week. They were out of the Lance Crackers but I was able to get a rebate.
This is what I bought:

Puffs Tissue
Vicks Nyquil Tabs
Vicks Dayquil Tabs
4 Bayer Asprins (bought 2 that had free box attached)
3-roll pk of Tums
1 Honey Nut Cheerios
2 bags Hall's Cough Drops
1 Lighted Christmas Tree Topper (90% off)
I paid a total of $1.57.
I will get $1 back on rebate.
Can't beat this deal!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Walgreens has a "register rewards" which I have never tried because the closest one is 30 miles away. Well, yesterday I was in the Columbia area for a family event and decided to give it a try. I worked out my plan and gathered my coupons the nigh before and was ready to go. Although they were out of one of the items I had planned to buy, I still did really well. I was able to pick up a coupon booklet in their pharmacy which saved me an extra $8. I did 2 separate transactions. This is what I bought:

1 Aviva blood glucose meter @ 9.99
-9.99 mfg coupon
-5.00 store coupon
2 Wet Ones @ 2.00
-1.50 mfg coupon x 2
1 Axe shampoo @ 2.99 (on clearance)
1 100 ct Lipton Tea Bags @ 2.99
1 Thera-Flu @3.99
- 2.00 mfg coupon
- 2.00 Store coupon

Paid $3.44 and got $5 back in RRs

Then I bought:

3 Van Camps Pork & Beans @ .99
- 50¢ in-ad coupon (came off 3 times)
1 Planters Peanuts @ 1.99
-1.00 store coupon
2 State Newspapers @ 2.00
Used $5 RRs from 1st transaction

Paid $1.49
In all I spent $4.93. I would have spent $4 on the newspapers anyway so I feel like I got everything else for just 93¢.

Great Trip! I'll definitely try this again the next time I am gonna be close to a Walgreen's.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


The National Fluid Milk Processor Board is giving away free milk for a year to 120 people. Go HERE to register. Once you have registered, you will be able to print a coupon for a free half gallon of chocolate milk when you buy 2 gallons. I think this is a bricks coupon so you can actually print 2 of them. I love chocolate milk!

Friday, January 15, 2010


I have been wanting one of the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaners, but felt that they were a little too pricey for my budget. However, with the art of couponing & Rite Aid's special I was able to get the starter kit and 2 refills super cheap. I did 2 separate transactions and this is what I got:
1 Shower Cleaner Starter Kit
2 Shower Cleaner Refills
1 Contac Cold Tablets
1 Theraflu Tablets
2 Boxes Tylenol
1 Turbo Peeler
1 4pk light bulbs
1 Fantastik Cleaner
I paid a total of $16.28, including tax, and will get $9 back in Rite Aid rebates and $5 back in an SC Johnson rebate. After rebates I will have spent just $2.28 for all of this. That's less than the tax.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CVS TRIP 01/11/10

I had a great CVS shopping trip Monday, even though I spent more than usual. I bought clearance Christmas items and makeup that did not generate ECBs. This is what I bought:
4 Oust Air Sanitizers
1 Airwick Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kit
1 Lysol Nuetra Air Starter Kit
4 Axe Shower Gel
2 Pantene
1 CVS Apricot Scrub
1 small Glade candle
4 Christmas candies (90% off)
6 small Christmas gift bags (90% off)
4 Loreal makeups (75% off)
Total value of what I bought was 141.80
I spent 13.43 out of pocket
Used 26.99 in coupons
Used 18.00 ECBs
Got Back 17.00 ECBs
So I actually spent 14.43, which is still not bad for all that I got.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Have you wanted to try the Purex 3-in-One Laundry Sheet but don't want to spend the money for the big pack without knowing if you are gonna like it? Go HERE to request a free sample. You will get 2 sheets.


I am a Pepsi lover. I normally buy them by the 12pk, as that is the most economical way. Next week, CVS is offering a deal that I intend to take full advantage of, and you should too, if you regularly buy Pepsi or Pepsi products. 12pks are currently priced at 3/$10, which is a decent price. However, beginning Sunday, if you buy 6 12pks for $20, you will receive a $10 ECB.
That makes the final cost of 6 12pks just $10 or $1.67 each.
For those of you who do not know what ECBs are, it is a store coupon that can be spent on anything else in the store except alcohol, tobacco, and prescriptions. You could even use it to buy 3 more 12pks. That's 9 12pks for $20, which is $2.22 per 12pk. Of course, you have to have an ExtraCare card. If you do not have one, you can get one in the store or go HERE to request one online.


Want a free sample of a Uni-Ball pen. They claim that it is available every day at 1:00 p.m. EST, but is limited to the first 10,000 who sign up. I can't vouch for this because I just found it online at 7 p.m., and of course they were all gone. I'll try again tomorrow. Go HERE to try your luck.


How about a product that sanitizes and moisturizes at the same time. Click HERE to get your free sample of Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer moisturizer.

Friday, January 8, 2010

$1.00 off $10.00 gas

This is the first time that I have ever seen a coupon for gas! Go HERE and sign up for MurphyUSA's e-offers. You will then be able to click on "Promotions" and print your coupon.


I figured up what I spent a Rite Aid during their Gift of Savings period, November 22 through December 24, 2009. I spent a total of 47.65 out of pocket and used $50.27 in coupons. I purchased the following items:
2 Wet Ones
1 Snuggie Knockoff
1 4pk Ivory Soap
3 Herbal Essence
1 Shave Gel
3 Crest Toothpaste
2 VC Pork & Beans
2 Vienna Sausage
2 Cheezits
1 Earphones
3 Secret Deodorants
1 Fusion Razor
1 Scope
1 Contact Solution
3 Nivea Lip Balms
1 Nivea Lotion
1 Chapstick
1 Bag Rite Aid Cough Drops

I received:
$20.00 gift of savings certificate
$14.49 SCRs for mdse purchased on November 27 (November SCRs)
$20.48 SCRs for mdse purchased in December (December SCRs)
$54.97 Total
$47.65 Spent
$ 7.32 Profit

Its like they paid me $7.32 to come to the store and pick it up.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Watch your grocery stores for this new coupon booklet. It contains manufacturer's coupons for Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Digiorno Pizza, Rotel, Kraft Salad Dressing, and more!


This coupon is so good that it deserves a post all of its own. Go HERE to print a coupon for $2 off 2 Nabisco crackers. Remember that you can print 2 of them. There is also a great rebate associated with Nabisco crackers right now. Purchase 10 Nabisco crackers, Easy Cheese, or Planters Nuts between 12/1/09 and 1/31/10 and receive a $10 rebate. So between various Nabisco coupons and a $10 rebate, you could get some very cheap Ritz Crackers. Go HERE to download and print rebate form.


I just wanted to take a moment to say that I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season. Please accept my apologies for not having more posts during the holidays. Unfortunately, I was sick over the holidays, so I did not feel like doing much computer work. However, I am glad to say that I am well on the road to recovery and trying to get back into the swing of things. Please remember that this blog is for you. Please send me emails or make comments on my posts to let me know what you would like to see. I will do my best to accommodate your requests. Also, please remember that you can print coupons any time from the links on my sidebar.


Did you serve in Iraq or Afghanistan? If so, Go HERE to request a free sticker. Make certain you choose which sticker you want.


With the beginning of a new month, has a lot of great new coupons. Some really good ones include $2 off Johnson's Baby Product, $2.50 off John Freida, $2 off Aveeno, 50¢ off Betty Crocker Warm Delights, $1 off GE and many, many, more. Just click HERE and print til your heart's content. Remember to experiment with different zip codes, because different ones bring up different coupons. Also, remember while browsing, that many grocery stores double the smaller value coupons.


Need a little help to quit smoking? Go HERE to request a free sample of Nicoderm CQ. You will also receive a coupon for $7 off your next purchase.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


It's a great week for coupons. There are 5 inserts in this week's paper. That should get us started for 2010, considering over half the coupons that I had expired on 12/31/09. It broke my heart to take all those coupons out of my binder. I felt like I was throwing away money! Well, coupons, like sales, go in cycles. So, they'll be back!


Are you a Bank Of America customer? If so, you can get one year of Macaffe Internet Protection absolutely free. Go HERE for more info.

Friday, January 1, 2010

CVS 12/31

Stopped into CVS yesterday to pick up some more free stuff. Had a great trip. Since my husband was with me, we did two separate transactions. They had Dawn Dishwashing liquid on sale for 99¢ but was limited to 3 per customer. The really great thing about this deal was that the Dawn with Olay was included in the sale and I had 5 coupons for $1 off. They also had Ivory soap, 3pk for 99¢, and again, I had coupons for $1 off. This is what we bought. I have combined the two transactions.

5 Dawn with Olay @ 99¢
2 Ivory 3pks @ 99¢
2 Pantene @ 3.50
2 Olay Cleansers @ 6.99
5 $1 off Dawn
2 $1 off Ivory
1 $3 off Pantene
2 $3 off Olay
$10 ecb
Paid 3.01 oop

Got $2 ecb.

Will submit receipt for $15 Olay rebate.
This will make this trip a moneymaker of almost $4.
I love it when they pay me to take it home!