Saturday, July 31, 2010


Go HERE to register for your free Home Made Simple with $35 worth of Proctor & Gamble coupons. You will receive it in the mail in 4-6 weeks.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Now, I'm not really fond of yogurt, but my son loves it. I seldom bought it before I started couponing, but now we almost always have some in the fridge. Publix has these on BOGO right now @ 2/2.69. Go HERE to print a coupon for $1 off 1 Yoplait GoGurt, for a healthy snack on the go. Use this coupon to buy 8pks for 34¢ each. Just scroll down to where it says "Try it with a coupon" to print yours.


Back in November I told you about Cracker Barrel’s rewards program, Front Porch Friends rewards club. Well, if you’re a member, I have some good news and bad news. The bad news… they are doing away with their rewards program. The good news… they’ve added a Thank You Reward onto ALL registered Front Porch Friends accounts! The special reward is a $10 off $10 coupon! Yay!

"We’ve enjoyed thanking our Front Porch Friends with rewards this year. But, now we’re wrapping up this program, so we can focus on new ways for our guests to enjoy Cracker Barrel. To thank you for participating in our program, we’ve added a gift of $10 off your next Cracker Barrel purchase of $10 or more onto your Front Porch Friends account. Visit us soon to enjoy your $10 reward before it expires on 1/31/11. We’ll be waiting with a smile."


Got a Firehouse Sub in your area. If so, make certain to stop in on your birthday for your free medium sub. No coupon is needed, just show your valid ID with your birth date on it. You can also go HERE to sign up for their newsletter. You will receive notices of promotions and a remender a few days before your birthday.

BI-LO TRIP 07/26

I stopped into Bi-Lo to pick up just a few things this week. I bought:

2 NY Croutons
1 SH BarBQ Sauce
2 Boxes Hot Pockets
1 64 oz Florida OJ

On this I spent 2.83 and saved 10.46.
I also bought loaf bread, hamburger buns, milk, & a green cabbage for a total bill of 9.48.


My trip to Publix this week was a short one. i am at the point where I really don't need much, but I did not want to pass up the sales. I found Granola Nut Clusters on the clearance shelf for 2/3.19 and I had a 75¢/2 coupon, making the 2 bags just 2.44. I also bought:

3 Pringles Cans
1 Spray & Wash
3 Hamburger Helper
6 Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta
2 Tombstone Pizzas
1 DiGiorno Deep Dish
1 Smuckers Sugar Free Cherry Preserves

Total before sales and coupons was 45.59.
I paid 13.17, saving 32.42. These numbers don't seem as big as my usual savings, but considering what I bought, I think I did pretty good. And personally, my husband and I both LOVE these cherry preserves. I highly recommend them.

CVS TRIP 07/26

I had a great CVS trip the other day. They were having a great clearance sale on cold meds. I was able to use my raincheck that I got several weeks ago for Olay Total Effects Body Wash so that I could get that $7ECB. I also had a CVS coupon for $3 off of Off Clip-on refil that was about to expire and they finally had some of those also. This is what I got:

1 Lady Speed Stick Deodorant
2 CVS Panti Liners
1 Softsoap Ensemble
2 Softsoap Ensemble Refills
1 Softsoap Body Wash
1 Olay TE Body Wash
1 Kotex U
2 Schick Disp. Razors 15pk
1 Ivory Soap 4pk
1 Off Clip-On Refill
1 Suave Professionals Shampoo
1 Nyquil Sinus 12ct
1 TheraFlu 6ct

Coupons Used: 28.50
ECBs Used: 16.97
Out-Of-Pocket: 4.68
ECBs Earned: 17.99
Total for this trip was 3.66!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Join "My Outback Rewards" HERE to receive a free Aussie-Tizer. As a member, you will also earn points for Outback Gift Cards, special offers, and great prizes. Aussie-Tizers include:

Grilled Shrimp On The Barbie
Sprinkled with seasonings and delicately grilled. Served with remoulade sauce.

Bloomin' Onion®
A true Outback original. Our special onion is hand-carved by a dedicated bloomologist, cooked until golden and ready to dip into our spicy signature bloom sauce.

Alice Springs Chicken Quesadilla®
A bold twist on a classic. We stuff ours with the freshest grilled chicken breast, sautéed mushrooms, crispy bacon, melted cheeses and our honey mustard sauce.

Kookaburra Wings®
Chicken wings tossed in a savory blend of secret spices and paired with our cool creamy Blue Cheese dressing and celery. Choose mild, medium or hot.

Aussie Cheese Fries
Aussie Fries topped with melted Monterey Jack, Cheddar, bits of fresh chopped bacon and served with a spicy ranch dressing.

Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp
Shrimp dipped in beer batter, rolled in coconut and fried golden. Paired with our own Creole marmalade.

Seared Ahi Tuna
Sashimi-style Tuna rubbed in bold spices and seared rare. Served with creamy ginger-soy sauce and wasabi vinaigrette.


During the month of August and September, Rite Aid is offering a $10 Gift Card when you purchase $25 worth of select oral health products or a $5 Gift Card if you purchase $15 worth. It does not take long to get to $15 or $25, but through the use of coupons, SCR's, & +Up rewards, it is likely that you won't have to spend more than the value of the gift card. I recently spent just $36 and received $45 back for Zyrtec purchases at Rite Aid. That meant 4 packs of Zyrtec free plus overage.

Oral care products include:

  • Floss
  • Breath fresheners
  • Denture care products
  • Mouthwash or rinse
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dental appliances
  • Toothpastes
  • Whitening products
  • Toothache & gum medications
You must present your Wellness+ card during qualifying transaction. Registration for Single Check Rebates is required. Receive gift cards by mail. Purchases must be made 7/25/10 – 9/25/10. If you do not have a Wellness Card+ yet, click HERE to sign up for free. You will then enter your receipts on the SCR page of


Olay just keeps those rebates coming! I just received this in my email. Get a $20 rebate when you purchase $50 worth of Olay facial moisturizers, facial cleansers, and facial treatments. All purchases must be made by September 3, 2010. Rebate submissions must postmarked made by September 17, 2010. Click HERE to download the rebate form. The last $20 rebate I got cost me less than $25 after coupons and CVS ECB's. Plus I am stocked up on quality facial cleansers and moisturizers.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I am on vacation in Florida this week. I have always admitted that I am addicted to couponing, but I guess this is proof postive. Even on vacation, I am watching the deals and trying to get the most for my money. I have made it to Publix a few times and Walgreen once. At Walgreens I did:

Transaction #1
1 Colgate Toothpaste - $1 Q = 2.73 including tax. Got back $3.50RR

Transaction #2
3 Highlighters
3 packs sheet protectors
4 packs dividers
1 Walgreens reuseable bag
Used $3.50RR from transaction #1 and paid 33¢

If any of you are in the process of setting up a binder, now is a great time to to buy supplies. We all need dividers and the sheet protectors are great for holding the larger coupon booklets or Publix Advantage flyers.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


This is a list of all the things that I got for free this. It does not include anything I got by playing the various drugstore games. It only includes the things that were free after coupons.

B1G1 coupons:
6 Sobe waters @ CVS
2 Tornados @ Publix
2 Mentos Rolls @ Bi-Lo
1 pk Oral B Toothbrushes @ Rite Aid

$ off coupons:
2 Mentos gum @ Bi-Lo
2 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo @ Publix
(5) 3 Musketeers Candy Bars @ CVS (not pictured)
2 Cristophe Hair Conditioners

Free coupon:
Southern Home pudding @ Bi-Lo
Vitamin Water @Ingles

Total value before sales or coupons: $55.70.

Friday, July 9, 2010


My Rite Aid trip today was really awesome. I bought a selection of items for my medicine collection that I do not need right now, but it will be nice to have them on hand if I do. This is what I bought.

Renu Sensitive Contact Solution
Philips Remote Control
No Doz
Compound W
Legatrim PM
Gilette Fusion Razor
Oral B 1ct Toothbrush
Oral B 4pk Toothbrushes
Olay Thermal Pedicure
3 Crest Toothpaste
2 Boxes Kendall Gauze Rolls
1 Oral B Battery Powered Toothbrush
The Oral B 4pk was on clearance for 6.49 and I got it free with a BOGO coupon. The Olay was on clearance for 2.49. Also, the battery operated Oral B was on clearance for 3.49 and I had a $3 off coupon.
I spent 27.21 & will get 32.28 in rebates.
I started with $3 +Up Rewards and have $2 +Up Rewards left.
Total for trip: $4.07 profit.

Always remember to check your clearance shelves. I have gotten some great deals there, and several times I have had coupons to make it even better.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


July 9th is Cow Appreciation Day and in recognition of bovine all over the world Chick-fil-A is giving away free chicken sandwiches to anyone who shows up at Chick-fil-A dressed like a cow. I'm pretty sure the standards for cow costumes are not that high, so don't feel that you have to go rent a serious cow costume. Maybe you could just wear a "cow bell" around your neck! This would be a fun thing for the kids to do.


Thursday, July 22 from 5-9 p.m. is America's Night to Repair. Visit the Estée Lauder Counter and get a 10-day supply of Advanced Night Repair Eye or Face Serum. No purchase necessary.


In case you haven't tried this yet, Bi-Lo has a great deal on the Finish Quantumatic Dispenser Starter Kit this week. They are Buy one, get one free, making them $4.99 each. Go HERE to print a $3 off coupon, which will make it $1.99. Good Deal!


Click HERE to play Sobe's spin & win game for a "Buy one, Get one free" coupon, or other prizes. Click on the box at the bottom where it says "Enter Your Code" to play. You may play everyday and print 2 coupons each time.


First 10,000* to respond will receive a Ziploc® Back-to-School Gift Pack that includes Ziploc® Brand Sandwich Bags, Ziploc® Brand Containers with the Smart Snap™ Seal and Ziploc® Brand Storage Bags with the Smart Zip™ Seal. If you have received a gift pack in the last 6 months, you are not eligible for this one, so please, sit this one out. Click HERE to request yours.


Go HERE to request a free catalog from Finewest Modular and receive a free tape measure pen. This is a company that sells used furniture.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


This is a list of things that you can buy at Bi-Lo this week for $1 or less. Coupon match-ups, if available are listed under the item. Most Bi-Los double coupons up to 60¢, some up to 99¢. Please remember that not all coupons we released in all areas.

Born Free Cage Free Large Brown Eggs, dozen, at $3.39 ($1.69)
-.35/1 Born Free or BF Family Shell or Hard Boiled Eggs, RP 6/13
(makes it 99¢)
Baby Cut Carrots, 1 lb., at $1.99 (99¢)
Dixie Lily Yellow or Quick Grits, 20-32 oz., at $1.49 (74¢)
Alabama King or Dixie Lily Stone Ground Corn Meal, 24 oz., at $1.39 (69¢)
Southern Home Canned Vegetables, 14.5-15.25 oz., at 99¢ (49¢)
Allens Seasoned Canned Vegetables, 14-15.5 oz., at $1.19 (59¢)
Coke, 2 L, at $1.79 (89¢)

-$1/4 Coca-Cola 2-Liter printable (print limit reached)
(makes it 64¢)
-$1/4 Coca-Cola Product, 2 L bottles, Kroger Home Mailer

-$1 off Coca-Cola (2) Twin-packs or (4) 2 L bottles, Coca-Cola Enjoy Summer Booklet
Frito Lay Kettle Cooked Chips or Cheetos, 7.75-9.5 oz., at $3.29 ($1.64)
-$1 off Sunchips or Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 8.5 oz +, Kroger Home Mailer
(makes it 64¢)
General Mills Cereal at $4.16 ($2.08)
(Cheerios & Rees’e Puffs pictured)

-.55/1 Lucky Charms printable
-.55/1 Cheerios (yellow box) printable or printable or
-.60/1 General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch
printable (makes it 88¢)
-.55/1 General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Orville Redenbacher’s Smart Pop and Natural Popcorn, 2-4 pk., at $2.50 ($1.25)
-.40/1 Orville Redenbachers Gourmet popping corn, SS 5/16
(makes it 45¢)
-.75/1 Orville Redenbachers new cheese flavor popping corn, SS 5/16
-$1 off Orville Redenbacher’s Cheddar Cheese or Spicy Nacho Popcorn
-$1.25/2 Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn AND M&M’s printable
Lipton Family Size Tea Bags, 24 ct., at $3.79 ($1.89)
-.50/1 Lipton Tea bags, To Go, or Iced Tea, RP
(makes it 89¢)
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, 8 oz., at $2.66 ($1.33)
-.50/1 Lawry’s Spice Blend, RP 6/27 (if included)
(makes it 33¢)
Southern Home Macaroni & Cheese, 6-7.25 oz., at 99¢ (49¢)
Southern Home Relish, 16 oz., at $1.85 (92¢)
Budweiser Barbeque Sauce, 18-19 oz., at $2.69 ($1.34)

-$1/2 Budweiser Genuine Sauce, SS 6/13
-.55/1 Budweiser Genuine Sauce, SS 6/13
(makes it 24¢)
World’s Best Cat Litter, 8 lb., at $7.99 ($3.99)

-$3 off World’s Best Cat Litter Bag Product
printable (makes it 99¢)
Free World’s Best Cat Litter, Mail in rebate
(makes it FREE plus overage!)
Pedigree Good Bites Dog Treats, 5 oz., at $3.74 ($1.87)

-$1 off Pedigree Good Bites dog treats, RP 6/20
-$2 off Pedigree Good Bites dog treats printable (sign in)
(makes it FREE)
Tidy Cats Litter, 10 lb., at $2.94 ($1.47)

-$1 off Purina Tidy Cats Cat Litter, (register)
-$1 off Tidy Cat Any Product, SS 05/02
(makes it 47¢)
Tidy Cats Liners, 4 pk., at $1.92 (96¢)

-$1 off Tidy Cat Any Product, SS 05/02
(makes it FREE)
Suave Deodorant, 2.6-2.7 oz., at $2.45 ($1.22)

-.75/1 Suave Deodorant, RP 7/11
(makes it 47¢)
Hefty One Zip Storage Bags, 13-22 ct., or Sandwich Bags, 35 ct., or Foam Plates or Bowls, 16-55 ct., at $2.99 ($1.49)

-.55/2 Hefty OneZip Bags, RP 5/23
(makes it 94¢)
-$1/2 Hefty Plates, Cups or Bowls, RP 5/16
-$1/2 Hefty One Zip Fresh Extended Bags RP 06/27 or
printable (if included)
-$1 off Hefty OneZip Fresh Extendl printable (makes it 49¢)
2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 3.5 oz., at $3.98 ($1.99)

-$1 off 2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner, June All You Magazine
-$1 off 2000 Flushes Product
-.55/1 2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner, SS 4/11
(makes it 89¢)
Hot Shot Roach & Ant Killer, 16-17.5 oz., at $3.79 ($1.89)

-$1 off Hot Shot Any Product, SS 5/16 or
printable (makes it 89¢)
X-14 Mildew Stain Remover, 16 oz., at $2.99 ($1.49)

-$1 off X-14 cleaning product, SS 5/02
-.55/1 X-14 cleaning products, SS 05/02
(makes it 39¢)

16 oz Land O Lakes Margarine Quarters 94¢
32 oz SH Non-Dairy Creamer 93¢
Fresh Sweet Corn 25¢
Banquet Value Meals, 5-10.25 oz., 88¢
Chobani Greek Single Serve Yogurt, 6 oz., $1.25
B2G1 Chobani Greek Yogurt, 6 oz printable (makes it 83¢)
Tony’s Pizza, 9.75-10.1 oz., $1.25
-$1/2 Tony’s Pizza products, printable (makes it 75¢)
Gatorade or G2, 32 oz., 88¢
Free Gatorade Recover 32 oz wyb Gatorade Prime, RP 6/13 (if included)
-.35/1 Gatorade Prime or Recover, SS 6/27
(if included)
-.55/1 Gatorade Prime or Recover, SS 6/27 (if included)
(makes it FREE)
Kraft Sandwich Shoppe Mayo, 12 oz., $1.99
-$1 off Kraft Sandwich Shoppe Mayo, 12 oz, SS 6/13 (makes it 99¢)
Mentos Rolls, 1.3 oz., 50¢
Swiss Tea, 1 gal., $2
-.55/1 Swiss Tea Gallon (or (2) Half Gal), SS 6/27 (makes it 90¢)
SmartWater, 1 L, 88¢
Vitamin Water Singles, 20 oz., 88¢
7 Up, Diet-Rite, or RC, 2 L, 99¢
Smucker’s Spoonable Ice Cream Toppings, 11.5-12.25 oz., $1.79
-.55/1 Smucker’s toppings RP 05/16 or Kroger home mailer (makes it 69¢)
VanCamp’s Pork and Beans, 15 oz., 55¢
-$1/4 Van Camp’s Pork & Beans, 15 oz+, June All You Magazine
Dole Pineapple, Tropical Fruit Salad or Mandarin Oranges, 15-20 oz., $1.25
-.50/1 Dole Mandarin Oranges, SS 6/20 (makes it 25¢)
Kraft Salad Dressing, 16 oz., $1.67
-.55/1 Kraft Salad Dressing printable (makes it 47¢)
-$1 off Kraft Dressing, 14 or 16 oz, SS 6/20
Heluva Good Dips, 12 oz., $1.50
-.50/1 Heluva Good sour cream dips SS 06/20 or printable (makes it 50¢)
Patterson’s Hot Dog Chili, 8 oz., 99¢
-.40/1 Patterson’s product any SS 05/09 (makes it 19¢)
Jell-O Pudding Mix, 1-4 oz. 4 servings, 67¢
B1G1 Jello Pudding or Gelatin, 4serv box, SS 6/06 (exp 07/06) (makes it 33¢)
-.50/2 Jello Gelatin or Pudding, SS 6/06 (exp 07/06
Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce, 26.5 oz., $1.00
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, 7.5 oz., 99¢
Lysol Wipes, 28-35 ct., Kitchen, 22-32 oz., or Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 24 oz., $2
-.50/1 Lysol Antibacterial Kitchen cleaner printable (sign in)
-.50/1 Lysol toilet bowl cleaner printable (sign in) (makes it $1)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

INGLES 07/05

I made a quick stop at Ingles this week because they had a super price on country-style ribs at $1.48 per lb. And, while I really do not need any more cereal, I could not pass up Capn Crunch for 88¢ a box. They had Sunny D B1G1 and so I decided to pick up a couple, even though I did not have coupons. I also got 2 packs of bologna for 50¢ each and a free can of vitamin water. I forgot to put the ribs in the picture so what you see here was $4.56. The ribs were $7.89 for a large tray countaining 12 meaty ribs. Yum!


I saved a lot at Bi-Lo this week on a little bit of stuff. When I was making out my shopping lists, I missed the factthat Publix had the trail mix on sale for $1 and at Bi-Lo it was $1.20. I could have saved just a little more.
Total before saving was $32.12.
Total spent was $6.92

CVS TRIP 07/05

My CVS trip this week was a good one. Even though I don't need paper towels right now, I decided to pick some up while they were on sale. I got an 8-roll pack for 3.74 after coupons and the $1 ECB that I got for buying them. Here is my list:
1 Bounty Towels
4 Sobe Waters
1 3 Musketeers
6 Dove Deodarants
2 CVS PantiLiners
2 BioTune Solutions
I paid $5.24,plus $14 in ECB's and received $12.98 in ECB's.
So actually spent was $6.26. Not a bad trip.


This is a pic of all the things that I got for free during my latest shopping trip. It does not include anything I got by playing the various drugstore games. It only includes the things that were free after coupons. The picture is a little fuzzy but this is what I got.

B1G1 coupons:
2 Sobe waters @ CVS
2 Tornados @ Publix
2 Mentos Rolls @ Bi-Lo

$ off coupons:
2 Mentos gum @ Bi-Lo
2 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo @ Publix
3 Musketeers Candy Bar @ CVS (not pictured)

Free coupon:
Southern Home pudding @ Bi-Lo
Vitamin Water @Ingles (not pictured)


If you look to the right of this page, you will see that I have added something new. Each week, as I update my savings spreadsheets, I will also recalculate my coupon savings so that you can see exactly how much I save through the use of coupons. I still find it amazing!


I had a great trip to Publix this week. I spent $36.66 and saved $92.71, $39.00 of which was with coupons. I think that it is very important for us to remember that much of our weekly savings is from store specials and if we don't have all of our coupons, we can still save a lot simply by shopping the various sales.

Some of my best deals were Kraft Sandwich Mayo for Free plus $1 overage, Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt 4pks for 25¢, All Laundry detergent for 99¢, Chinet napkins for 7¢, Philadelphia Cream Cheese for 25¢, and Muellers pasta for 14¢. In addition to what you see in the picture, I bought 4 12pks of Coke products for $10.98. So, I actually spent $25.68 for what you see in this picture.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


This is a list of the things I got for free this week through the use of coupons or online requests. Even though some of the items came from drug store, I did not get any of them by playing the various drugstore games.

2 pks Stayfree
2 pks M&M's

6 pks Dentyne gum
1 pk Always

2 Deli Creations
2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 large bag Rold Gold Pretzels

By Mail:
1 full-size SAMI conditioner