Thursday, April 30, 2009

Great Mother's Day gift!

If you missed out on the last time I posted one of these, it's back again! I bought one and LOVE it!! The only thing I didn't know is that you need to have a separate memory card just for the frame.

This would make a great Mother's Day gift! Hurry and click here, they usually go pretty fast on!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday

This is something that HAS worked for me in the past and I'm starting to do again to make my life EASIER!

"Precooking your ground beef, chicken, etc..."

Did you buy ground beef in bulk?
Is meatloaf on the menu tonight?
Are you making some chicken breast or thighs and bought those in bulk?
Why not just double up?

Basically, if you are going to make meatloaf for dinner, why not make two instead of one and freeze the extra?

Bought a 3lb package of ground beef? Separate them into 1lb portions, fry them up and freeze them individually.

Cooking Chicken breast? Why not just go ahead and double up, slice the extra up and stick it in the freezer for a future meal?

TRUST ME, this makes life a whole lot easier! Especially if your in your 3rd trimester,LOL!
Seriously though, it's a budge saver too! Some nights we are just TOO TIRED to cook and it is so easy to say "let's grab a bite to eat" which isn't always the healthiest on our bodies or our wallets. It doesn't take that much longer to do and saves time and dishes later on.

Ground Beef already cooked from the freezer:
* Tacos
* Soups

Sliced up Chicken already cooked from the freezer:
* Casseroles
* Salads (great for summer)

Really, the options are endless and I LOVED taking cooked meat out of the freezer, microwaving it and making tacos with no skillets to wash and eating on paper plates for an easy night on me!

Don't stop there, these are just a couple ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Sonic: Free CroisSonic sandwich with any drink purchase

Enter your email address here and you'll get a coupon for a free CroisSonic breakfast sandwich from Sonic with any large drink purchase. The coupon is good for 10 days from the time you request it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bath and Bodyworks $10/30 coupon

Save $10 off your purchase of $30 or more at Bath & Bodyworks with this coupon. The coupon is good through May 11th.

Free Greeting Card for Mother's Day

Create and account then, start creating your card with a value of up to $3.49. After you have personalized it and made it just special for mom and are ready to check out and use the code CARD4MOM to get your card for FREE. The best part is that even shipping is FREE!

The offered is limited to one card per person and it ends of 5/4. BUT if you want to make sure that it gets delivered by Mother’s Day you have to order by May 1st.

Thanks Grocery Weekly!

$10/10 JCP Code

JCPenney is offering $10 of your purchase of $10 or more when you use the code MOMSGR8 in your online order. Remember you can always choose store pickup to avoid shipping costs!

3M Products Money Maker Deal and Free Zooth Toothbrushes at CVS

Thanks to Mercedes for this one!!!

Click here for the scoop and coupon links!

Target 4/26

I think Randalls was enough for me this week! We had a crazy weekend and next weekend is already full too...(maternity pics!yay!)

Here is a coupon list for Target, I may try to stop in there on Friday since I have to return a dress.

For the complete coupon list and to print them, click here.

$1 off With purchase of two 16-oz. Kraft dressings
$1 off With purchase of two 18-oz. or larger Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing
$1 off With purchase of two 12-oz. or larger Triscuit or Wheat Thins
$1 off With purchase of two 7-oz. or larger Kraft natural cheese Shred or Chunks
$1 off With purchase of two 31-oz. or larger Maxwell House coffee products
$1 off 14-ct. or larger Crystal Light powdered drink mix
$1 off With purchase of two Kool Aid or Country Time 8-qt. or larger powdered drink mix
$1 off 14.5-oz. or larger Nabisco Ritz crackers
$1 off With purchase of two Oscar Mayer deli fresh shaved lunch meat
$1 off 4-oz. or larger Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs
$1 off With purchase of two 4.8- to 8-oz. Pup-peroni dog treats
$1 off 1-lb. or more Bulk apples
$1 off Quaker snacks
$1 off Gold’n Plump fresh chicken
50¢ off Pringles potato chips
75¢ off Target Brand body wash
75¢ off Target Brand cleaning product
$1 off Cottonelle bath tissue

Monday, April 27, 2009

My Randalls Trip Today...

I went downtown to have lunch with my boys and was actually able to stop into Randalls which is WAY BETTER than the ONLY Randalls we have up North and they TRIPLE coupons!! Anyway, here is what I did in my 5 transactions:

3.98 Ozarka Water x2
10.00 Smart Balance small tubs of butter
10.00 Smart Balance Sticks
6.25 Zone Perfect Bars x5
-4.00 Smart Balance tubs ($1/1)
-10.00 Smart Balance sticks (free w/tub purchase) (bought both sets of these on Ebay)
-3.75 Zone Bars (B1G3 Free-old printable)
-1.00 Zone Bar ($.50/1 doubled)
9.00 oop(was actually 15.21 but I was overcharged for the sticks so I'm exchanging them, refigured cost)
EARNED: $10 CAT & $2 CAT for the Ozarka

2.50 Trop OJ
15.00 California Pizza Kitchen Flatbreads x6
15.95 Healthy Choice Meals x5 (4@2.99, 1@3.99)
-1.00 Trop OJ
-12.00 CA Pizza qps $2/1
-5.00 SIFD Promo for HC Meals (ends tomorrow)
-3.00 HC Printable $1/2 x2, $1/1x1
-2.00 Ozarka CAT from Tran1
-10.00 LW Cat from Tran1
.44 OOP

17.94 HC Frozen Meals (2.99x6)
15.96 Electrosol x4
-10.00 CAT from Tran2
-2.00 HC Printable ($1/2 x2)
-2.99 HC B5G1 free from inserts (not sure which one though)
-10.00 Electrosol (2.50/1 x4)
$5.00 OOP (estimated total since I overpaid, UGH!! I bought 2 of the electrosols that were priced at 5.99 instead of 3.99, have to exchange those too tomorrow when I go back to get my caprisuns if my qps arrive today! I paid 7.08 oop but will get the $2 difference back in cash)

7.74 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 4 packs (1.29 each)
-.80 (.40 doubled)
-1.00 (.50 doubled)
$5.94 OOP
EARNED: $3.00 CAT x2 (wish I had better PB qps but it was all I had in my qp box!)

9.28 Ground Beef (3lbs in clearance section)
3.73 Pork Chops (5in package)
3.46 Pork Chops (5 in package)
-2.78 Add'l 30% off
-1.04 Add'l 30% off
-1.12 Add'l 30% off
-3.00 PB Cat from Tran4
-3.00 PB Cat from Tran4
$5.01 OOP

I could've done better matching the grill mates seasoning with the meat purchases to save an extra buck I think, but had a screaming toddler so did my best!


Not too bad if you ask me! I ordered some caprisun qps to get those babies for $.49 each which also go towards the LW Promo so I'm making another trip tomorrow since I have to go out anyway. :o)

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Oven Ranch Chicken, Green Beans, Baked Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday: Tamale Pie in Crockpot

Wednesday: Beef Stew

Thursday: Applesauce Chicken in Crockpot (skipped last week, dinner was made for us!)

Friday: Tacos

Saturday: Grilled NY Strip

Sunday: Sauce

Friday, April 24, 2009

Coupon Insert Preview

Are you working on planning your grocery trips/deals for next week?

Check out the inserts here. Click on 4/26.

The following caught my eye at first glance so far:

$1/1 Joint Juice (usually $1 at Walmart)
.75/1 Lady's Speed Stick ($1 at Walmart in Dollar Isle)
.75/1 Lysol products (part of Randalls LW Promo)
$4/1 Schick coupons (always good to have for WAGS & CVS promos)
$1/1 Skintimate (MM for the RR deal at WAGS this month!)
.75/1 Speed Stick ($1 at Walmart)
$1/1 Wholly Guacamole (usually good sales at HEB & WM on these)

Red Plum/Valassis:
$1/1 Bandaid (ALWAYS some deal at CVS/WAGS on these, exp. 7/09)
$1/1 J&J Baby Product
$1/1 Neosporin
$1/1 OB Tampons
$1/1 Quilted Northern TP

$4 in Cheerios coupons!

Sign up here to the Cheerios challenge and receive 4 $1.00 coupons staring in June for signing up.

You will get them in your inbox once a week starting in June. I did this last time around with both my and my husband's email addresses and scored!

FREE Schick Quattro Trimmer

FREE Quattro Titanium Trimmers. Sign-up here, quantities are limited! It will only take 1 minute, and doing these things have helped me NOT buy razors for my husband for over a YEAR NOW! AWESOME!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Organic Coupons


Go here to print several great organic coupons from Mambo Sprouts. You can also sign up here to receive a coupon booklet via snail mail 3x/year from them too.

  • $1/2 Wolfgang Puck Organic Broth or All Natural Stock cartons
  • $2/1 Healthy To Go 24-ct. box
  • $1.50/2 Ethnic Gourmet Frozen Entrees
  • $1.50/2 Rice Dream & Soy Dream Frozen Desserts
  • $1/1 Organic Valley Cheese
  • $2/1 Barleans Omega Swirl 16-oz.
  • $1/3 Liberte Yogourts 6-oz.
  • $2/2 Ian’s Chicken Nugget, Patties, Stix or Tenders
  • $1/1 Country Choice Organic product
  • $1/1 Lifeway Product
Thanks Makingcentsintexas!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday

Coupon Organizing
Putting inserts in file boxes.

Got the idea here.

It has REALLY worked for me and is SO easy to find the inserts that way. I don't staple mine like she does because I usually only have a couple/few of each week and that's a little too much work for me. :o)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

$10 off $50 Purchase at Old Navy - Exp 5/2/09

Go here to print a coupon for $10 off any purchase of $50 or more at Old Navy. Coupon expires 5/2/09. Sorry online shoppers, valid for use in-store only. Usual restrictions apply.

Thanks Makingcentsintexas!

10 free FoodSaver Freeze and Steam bags

Go here to get 10 free FoodSaver Freeze and Steam bags.
Thanks, SwagGrabber!

Mother's Day Gift Basket only $11!!!

Thanks to Mom's by Heart for this awesome deal! My mom is a coffee addict!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Honey Mustard Pork Ribs, Basmati Rice & Green Beans

Tuesday: A1 & Dijon Steak in Crockpot with Salad

Wednesday: Baked Teriyaki Chicken, fried rice & snow peas

Thursday: Crockpot Applesauce Chicken, Coleslaw and corn

Friday: Burgers on Grill, Beans & salad

Saturday, April 18, 2009

WAGS 4/19

April's Monthly Deals

Skintimate Shave Cream or Edge Infused Comfort or Hydrate Shave Gel - $2.99
-Get $2.99 RR
Final Price = FREE

Chapstick Natural or True Shimmer Lip Balm $1.99
Earn a $1.99 register reward when you buy one
FREE after register reward

One a Day Multivitamin Drink Mix $1.49
$4.47 Buy three One A Day Multi-Vitamin Drink Mix (2 ct) $1.49 each
-$4 when you use $4/2 coupon from 3/22 SS insert
Pay $0.47 plus tax out of pocket and get back $1.49 via EasySaver Rebate #1
FREE plus $1.02 in overage

Best Deals this week:

Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal - 2/$5
-Use $2/1 Trail Mix HERE
Final Price = $.50 each

Mitchum Deodorant - $2.99
-Use $.75 Mitchum (3/22 Smartsource)
-Get $2 RR
Final Price = $.24

Reach Dental Care (Floss or Prevent Toothbrush)
-$.99 with in-ad coupon
-Use $1.50/2 Coupon (SS 3/15)
Final Price = $.48 for 2

Revlon Cosmetics - PSA $4.79 (BOGO)
-Use (2) $2/1 Revlon (SS 3/15)
Final Price = $.79 for 2

Pledge multisurface Cleaner 2/$7, Earn a $1 RR when you buy two
Use $2/1 printable coupon
Pay $1 each after coupon and RR

Natures Bounty Products--on sale Buy One, Get One Free
Buy 2 products at $4 or less and use 2 $2/1 printable coupons here
Free after coupons

Sears Craftsman Trimmer - Father's Day!

Great Father's Day gift for only $19.99 (orig. 59.99)

Click here. Free ship to store and go pick it up!

Boca Java Coffee $4.95 for 4 BAGS!

I have friends that subscribe to this company and LOVE it!! The Bananas Foster and the German Chocolate are yummy! I personally like the Med/Dark blends, not too strong and not weak either.

Boca Java is offering 4 bags of their gourmet coffee for ONLY $4.95 shipped! All you’ll need to do is go here and choose the flavors you want. It's VERY easy to cancel, a fellow blogger said the following:

"After completing your order you’ll be enrolled in the Boca Java autoship program where you will receive a shipment every four weeks. I waited to tell you about this until I tried it myself, but as soon as you receive your first shipment, you can cancel online after logging in to your account info… very simple or you can also call 1-888-BOCA JAVA! Or you can choose to keep the membership if you want."

$5 for 4 bags of coffee, SCORE! I just did it! Great little stockpile for entertaining for sure. :o)

Friday, April 17, 2009

RANDALLS $10/30...don't want to miss this promo!

Here is the "Deal-i-o" ...

Spend $30 on participating items in a single transaction, and receive a Catalina for $10 off your next order at Randalls. This $30 is BEFORE coupons! So when you go to the register, separate your $30 in items and then your $10 in items so as soon as your catalina prints, you just use it to pay for your next transaction. :o)

Click HERE for a complete list of all items. Start planning now and you can purchase coupons on eBay or from The Coupon Master or The Coupon Clippers. The promo is from 4/13th - 5/5th.

If you have a great coupon and just want to stockpile 1 item go for it or you could mix and match a bunch of different items in the promo too.

Shellie had some good scenarios:

Dial Liquid Hand Soap - $1* (Buy 30 = $30)
-Use 30 $.35/1 Dial (SS 1/4) (My store triples these)
-Get Coupon for $10 off your next order
Final Price = FREE + $10 Coupon
*Should be $1 through 4/21

Electrasol Powerball Tabs - $3.99 (Buy 8 = $31.92)
-Use 8 $2.50/1 Electrasol (SS 4/19)
-Get Coupon for $10 off your next order
Final Price = $1.92 for 8 boxes ($.24/box)

Kraft Dressing - $2.59 (Buy 12 = $31.08)
-Use 12 $1.50/1 Kraft (SS 3/29)
-Get Coupon for $10 off your next order
Final Price = $3.08 for 12 bottles ($.26/bottle)

Oroweat Bread - $2.89 (Buy 11 = $31.79)
-Use 11 $.40/1 Oroweat HERE (My store doubles these)
-Get Coupon for $10 off your next order
Final Price = $12.99 for 11 loaves of bread ($1.18/loaf)

Tropicana - $2.50 (Buy 12 = $30)
-Use 12 $1.50/1 Trop50 HERE
-Get Coupon for $10 off your next order
Final Price = $2 for 12 cartons ($.17/carton)

Yo-Plus Yogurt (4-pk) - $2.50 (Buy 12 = $30)
-Use 12 $1.50/1 Yo-Plus HERE
-Get Coupon for $10 off your next order
Final Price = $2 for 12 4-packs ($.04/yogurt cup)

Bertolli Premium Pasta Sauce Pouches - $2 (Buy 16 = $32)
-Use 16 $1/1 Bertolli (SS 4/5)
-Get Coupon for $2 off you next order WYB 2 Bertolli (through 4/21)
-Get Coupon for $10 off your next order
Final Price = FREE + $10 Coupon

****NOTE**** The Randalls out here in Round Rock DOES double/triple coupons, BUT pay attention, because usually you have to tell the cashier to double or triple the coupons if you have more than one of the SAME type of coupon. Their system doesn't do it automatically,but your cashier will manually enter it for you.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stock up on Sunday Papers 4/19th!!

Here is a coupon preview of what you're going to get in Sunday's paper! Remember, some of the coupons are regional. This will be a great week to stock up on Electrosol!

Act Total Care,33 oz $2 (7/20/09)
Act Total Care,18 oz $1 (7/20/09)
Bic Comfort 3 Advance Shaver 4-pack $2 (5/31/09)
Bic Soleil Disposable Shaver $2 (5/17/09)
Capri Sun Sunrise Product $1 (7/31/09)
Cheerios Banana Nut .75 (5/30/09) .10 each
Cherubs Tomatoes .55 (6/14/09)
Clearasil, any $1 (7/12/09)
Energizer Batteries or Flashlight $1 (5/24/09)
Fiber One Toaster Pastries .50 (5/30/09)
Finish/Electrasol Quantum, Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs $2.50 (5/17/09)
Glade Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator .75 (5/30/09) .10 each
Glade Plugins Scented Oil twin refill $1/1 or two single refills (5/9/09)
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer Free wyb Glade Plugins Scented Oil Refill (5/9/09) .25 each
GoodNites Sleep Pants Jumbo Pack $1.50 (5/16/09)
Hershey Special Dark Bag or Extra Dark Bar or Bag (3.5 oz+) or any Cacao Reserve Item, 3.5 oz+ $1 (5/24/09)
Huggies Baby Wipes, 64 ct+ .75 (7/18/09) .10 each
Huggies Bath & Body Product $1 (7/18/09)
Huggies Diapers $1.50 (5/16/09)
Huggies Little Swimmers $1 (7/12/09)
Huggies Little Swimmers Suncare Product $2 (6/30/09)
Huggies Overnites Diapers $2 (5/16/09)
Huggies Pull Ups, jumbo pack $2 (6/13/09)
Huggies Pull Ups, jumbo pack $3 (5/16/09)
Johnsons Baby Care Wash or Lotion $2 (7/20/09)
Kraft Bagel-Fuls .75 (5/31/09) .10 each
Las Palmas Product .50 (7/31/09)
LOreal Excellence to Go $3 (7/12/09)
Ortega .75/2 (7/31/09)
Ortega $5 Mail in Rebate (7/31/09)
Orville Redenbacher Gourmet Popping Corn, 30 oz+ .40 (5/31/09)
Orville Redenbacher Gourmet Popping Corn, 3 pack+ .40 (5/31/09)
Physicians Formula Cosmetic Product $1 (7/31/09)
Planters Big Nut Bars, 100 Calorie Pack Honey Maid Delight Bars or 100Calorie Pack Chewy Granola Bars .75 (7/31/09) .10
Powerade two 8-pack 20 oz bottles or two 10-pack 12 oz bottles $1 (5/31/09)
Pure & Natural Body Wash, Liquid Hand Soap or Bar Soap $1 (7/31/09)
Red Baron Singles Product .75 (6/27/09) .10 each
Reynolds Wrap Foil .55 (6/13/09)
Right Guard, Dry Idea or Soft & Dri $1 (6/30/09)
Scott Naturals Bath Tissue 4 rolls+ $1 (5/31/09)
Scott Naturals Paper Towels $1/6 (5/31/09)
Sensodyne or Sensodyne ProNamel Toothpaste .75 (6/30/09) .10 each
Sensodyne ProNamel for Children Toothpaste .75 (6/30/09) .10 each
Slim Jim Meat Sticks, 16 count+ .75(5/31/09) .10 each
Starbucks Chocolate $1 (8/31/09)
Steamfresh Meals for Two $2 (5/30/09)
Steamfresh Vegetable or Rice Varieties $1 on 2 (5/30/09)
V8 V-Fusion Juice, 46 oz+ $1 (6/30/09)
Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit $1 (6/13/09)
White Castle Microwaveable Hamburgers, 6 ct. .50 (7/18/09)
Yesterday News $1.50 (7/19/09)
Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipacks .50 (6/13/09)
Yoplait Go-Gurt, Fizzix, Kids Cup, Kids Yogurt Drink, Yoplait Trix Multipack .35 (6/13/09)
Yoplait Go-Gurt, Fizzix, Trix Multipack .75/2 (6/13/09)
Yoplait Yogurt Cups, Original or Light Smoothie .40/6 (6/13/09)

Advil, 40ct+ $1 (5/31/09)
Alavert Product, any $2 (7/31/09)
Angel Soft Toilet Paper, 4-regular rolls+ .50 (6/21/09) .10 each
Clairol Balsam $1 (5/31/09)
Clairol Natural Instincts $4 (5/31/09)
FaceLift Product, excluding Hydreight $5 (5/31/09)
Fungicure Product $1 (5/31/09)
Hefty Waste Bags, any $1 (5/31/09)
Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioners, Styling or Hair color $2/2 (5/31/09) .10 each
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage .75/2 (5/30/09)
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage Links .55 (5/30/09)
Lawrys Seasoning Mixes .50/2 (7/31/09)
LOreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara or any other Eye Product $1 (7/12/09)
LOreal HIP Eye Shadow, Liner or Mascara $2 (7/12/09)
LOreal Sublime Product $1 (7/12/09)
Met-Rx Bars $2 on 3 (5/30/09) .10 each
Nivea Body Wash for Women $1 (6/30/09)
Ocean Spray Cranberry Pomegranate or Ruby Pomegranate, 64 oz. .55 (8/31/09)
Osteo Bi-Flex Product, any $5 (6/3/09)
Pedigree Dentastix All Natural Treats for Dogs $2 (6/13/09)
Pedigree Dog Food $1/1 Multipack or 6 cans or pouches (5/30/09)
Pedigree Food for Dogs, 8.8lb $1.50 (5/30/09)
Pedigree Treats for Dogs $1 (5/30/09)
Prosacea $1 (5/31/09)
Psoriasin $1 (5/31/09)
Quaker Fiber & Omega 3 Chewy Oat Granola Bars $1 (6/20/09)
Riceworks B1G1Free (no max value listed) (5/31/09) .25 each
Rimmel Face, Lip or Nail Product $1 (6/30/09)
Rimmel Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Lipgloss $1 (6/30/09)
Sara Lee Bites $1 (6/30/09)
Sara Lee Simple Sweets Product $1 (6/30/09)
Sarna Original Anti-Itch Lotion $2.50 (6/30/09)
Sarna Sensitive Anti-Itch Lotion $2.50 (6/30/09)
Schick Quattro Titanium Razor/Trimmer or Refill $4 (6/14/09)
Scotch-Brite .75/2 (5/31/09)
Smart Balance HeartRight Buttery Spread $1 (6/30/09)
Sparkle Paper Towels, 2-Giant Roll+ $1 (5/18/09)
Sundown Naturals Vitamins and Supplements $1 (6/2/09)
ThermaCare Arthritis Heat Wrap $1.50 (7/31/09)
ThermaCare Heat wrap $1 (7/31/09)

FREE Purex at CVS

CVS has Purex laundry detergent on sale this week for Buy 1 at $6.99, get 1 FREE. There are printable Buy One Get One FREE coupons at Must enter the zip code 44514 to get the coupon. You can print 2 per computer so that's one heck of a deal!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Celebrate Tax Day!

Use code 1040Mwhen placing your online Papa John’s order to get a large 3-topping pizza for just $10.40! Click here.

Works For Me Wednesday

"Shiny Sink"

For me, there is nothing better than coming downstairs in the morning to a spotless kitchen. It makes the whole downstairs feel "clean" to me, crazy I know but it really does. I've had many conversations with friends about our homes feeling chaotic and out of our control at times and once it gets bad, it's usually so overwhelming to get back on track and feels like an enormous burden! Each night before I go upstairs, I add any of the dishes we've accumulated after dinner to the dishwasher, spray down the counters one last time and wipe out the sink. I push start on the dishwasher and head on upstairs for the night!

About a year or two ago, I found FlyLady. This is a GREAT website designed to help you take control of your home. It's a great motivator, but was a little too much for me to stick with, but then again I am NOTORIOUS for starting something and not sticking to it. :o) If you do very well with lots of structure, you may love it and stick with it better than I did. Who knows, maybe I'll get back on her daily email list again.

Anyway, the #1 thing I did stick with and LOVE is the "spotless sink" idea. Basically, it's kind of corny but FlyLady says...

"Your very first BabyStep is to go shine your sink. Don’t listen to those voices that tell you that is not going to help your messy house. This is exactly where I started and this little habit has changed my life! Take this BabyStep in faith and go do it. Here are the directions for shining your kitchen sink. After you do this; you will keep it shiny by drying it out after each time you use it and making sure when you go to bed that it is shining so it will make you smile in the morning. This is how I get to hug you each day! That shiny sink is a reflection of the love that you have for yourself."

To learn more about it, you can check her out here and sign up. It is of no cost and you get cute little motivating emails daily to keep you going.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

$5 off $25 Babisrus

Print your $5 off $25 Babies R Us coupon today.

There aren't any of the typical exclusions so you should be able to use this one on anything!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Target Deals 4/12

Some good deals this week. . .

Easter Candy - 50% off (like we dont' have enough!)
-Use $1/1 Hersheys Bliss HERE AND
-Use $1/1 Hersheys Bliss Target coupon HERE

Dr. Pepper, Sunkist & A&W (12pks) - $3.50
-Use $1/1 Target coupon HERE
Final Price = $2.50

Easy Mac & Cheese - usually around $.50 each
- Use $1/2 Target coupon HERE
- Use $1/2 IP HERE
FREE when you buy 2

V8 V-Fusion - $2.99
-Use $2/1 V8 HERE (IE) or HERE (Firefox)
Final Price = $.99!

Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers - $1.88 each
Use $0.75/2 here
$1.13 each when you buy 2, after coupon

Clorox Liquid Bleach - $1.67 each
Use $0.50/1 Target coupon in Flip, Clip, Save Mailer (if you received it) PLUS
Use $1/2 in 4/5 Red Plum insert

$0.92 each when you buy 2, after coupons ($0.67/ea if you have 2 Target coupons)

Bounty Paper Towels (2 pk, big rolls) - $2.99 each
Use $1/1 Target coupon in Flip, Clip, Save Mailer (if you received it) PLUS
Use $0.25/1 in 4/5 P&G insert
$1.74 each after coupons

Lysol Disinfecting Spray (19 oz) - $4.00 each
Use $2/1 in 3/15 Smart Source insert
$2.00 each after coupon

Johnson's Safety Cotton Swabs - $1.38 each
Use $0.75/1 Target coupon here PLUS
Use $1/1 in 3/8 Red Plum insert
FREE after coupons

Easy Walgreens Transactions

Thanks Mercedes!

Transaction #1

$2 Scunci Elastics Hair products (Reportedly solid colors on sale for $1.49 also print RR)
$3.49 Colgate Toothbrush
-$1/1 Colgate Toothbrush printable coupon (you need to sign up or sign in to have access to coupon)
=$4.49 plus tax out of pocket and get $2 Register Reward and and 3.49 RR back

Transaction #2

$2.99 Skintimate Gel
$2.49 Fiber choice 10ct
$0.99 Chex Mix
- $0.50/1 coupon from 2/22 insert
=$5.97. Use $2 and $3.49 RRs from previous transaction to pay. Pay $0.48 plus tax out of pocket and you are left with $2.99 plus $2.49 in RRs to use in your next order.
In total you spent $4.98 but you still have have $5.48 in RRs to spend in the future.

Free Redbox Rental today!

Expired tonight at Midnight!

WAGS 4/12

I'm feeling too tired to do WAGS this week but did print this up to keep in my coupon box in the car just in case I stop in! Here's the best that I found: For more deals, click here.

Coffee Mate 16 oz. liquid--on sale 2 for $3
Use the $1/1 printable coupon here
$0.50 each after coupon

Skippy Peanut Butter--on sale B1G1 (2 for $2.29)
Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from 4/5 RedPlum insert
$0.65 each after coupon

Excedrin Pain Relief 24 ct tablets or Express Gels $4.79 bogo
-$2 excedrin express gels
-$2 excedrin migraine

tuf trash bags 2.99
-$1 tuf trash bags 10-30 ct, 13-39 gal. wags pharmacy coupon

Bertolli Oven Bake Dinner $5.99
-$2 Bertolli Oven Bake Dinner


Buy 1 Colgate Max White or Max Fresh Toothbrush at $3.49, Get $3.49 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupon here (click on Sign Up Now to register and print your coupon) or $0.75/1 coupon from 3/29 SmartSource insert
Free plus overage after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Chapstick 100% Naturals or True Shimmer Lip Balm or Butter (.15 oz) at $1.99, Get a $2 Register Reward (not advertised in the weekly ad, but is reported to be a monthly deal)
Free after Register Rewards

Buy 1 Edge Infused Energy Shave Gel at $3.59, Get $3.59 Register Rewards (not advertised in the weekly ad, but is reported to be a monthly deal)
Free after Register Rewards

Buy 1 Skintimate Shave Cream at $2.99, Get $2.99 Register Rewards (not advertised in the weekly ad, but is reported to be a monthly deal)
Free after Register Rewards

Buy 1 Scunci Elastics 18 pk. at $2, Get $2 Register Rewards
Free after Register Rewards

Buy 1 Fiber Choice 10 ct. Tablets at $2.49, Get $2.49 Register Rewards
Free after Register Rewards

Buy any Bayer Glucose Contour Meter, Get a coupon for a free Crest toothpaste
Use the $30/1 coupon from 3/1 or 3/22 inserts (coupon will have to be adjusted down to the price the monitor is at).
Get both the monitor and the toothpaste free
If you have four Bayer coupons, you can get four free Crest products and then submit your rebates for the $5 April EasySaver when you buy four Crest products.

Buy 3 select Kellogg's cereal (on sale 3 for $10), Get $3 Register Rewards
Use 3 $1/1 coupon from 4/5 RedPlum insert or $1/1 coupons here
$1.33 per box after coupons and Register Rewards

CVS 4/12

Here are some deals at CVS this week that I made my scenario from, to see more deals click here.

Colgate Enamel Protect or Sensitive Whitening Toothpaste, $3.99
Get $3.99 ECBs (limit 2)

$1/1 Colgate Sensitive printable
$0.75/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Toothpaste, exp. 5-31-09 (SS 2/22/09)
$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 4-18-09 (SS 3/29/09)
Better than FREE after coupon and ECBs!

Softsoap Scrub Body Wash (18-oz.), $4.99
Get $4.99 ECBs (limit 1)

$1 Softsoap Brand Scrub Body Wash, exp. 4-18-09 (SS 3/29/09)
Better than FREE after coupon and ECBs!

Pert Plus or Sure Solid or Spray, 2/$5
Get $2 ECBs wyb 2 (limit 1)

$1/1 Pert Plus printable
$1/1 Sure printable
$0.50 ea. after 2 coupons and ECBs!

Sobe Lifewater, $1.79 (BOGO)
BOGO Sobe (IE) or (Firefox)
2 FREE after coupon!

Airwick Mini Freshmatic Automatic or Lumin Air Flameless Candle, $4.99
$4/1 Freshmatic printable
$3/1 Lumin Air printable
$0.99 to $1.99 after coupon!

Kellogg’s Cereals, $2
$1/1 Kellogg’s Cereal, exp. 5-17-09 (V 4/5/09)
$1 after coupon!

CVS Diapers, $8.99 (BOGO)
$4.50 ea. after sale!

AirWick LuminAir Flameless Candle $4.99
-$3.00 printable HERE
Final Price: $1.99

Air Wick FreshMatic $4.99
-$4.00 printable HERE
Final Price: $.99

Here was my scenario I did last night:

7.98 colgatex2

4.99 ss

3.58 sobex4

6.58 milkx2

2.00 kelloggs

4.99 freshmatic



-2 colg

-1 ss

-3.58 sobe

-1 kelloggs

-4 airwick



-3.58 gc


7.98 ebs colgate

4.99 ebs ssoap

Now remember to always have a backup plan in case they don't have what you're going there to get. My case, they didn't have the SSoap so I lost out on the $4.99 ecb, but just added another Kelloggs for $2, dishsoap $1 (I was out of it at home), Cheese and crackers for lunch boxes $1.79 and a $.30 filler. I'm still happy since I got stuff I needed and don't have to make a grocery store trip this week! :o)

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Leftovers from Easter weekend

Tuesday: Crockpot Chicken Marsala

Wednesday: Broiled Tilapia, Rice & Veggie

Thursday: Beef Burgandy from last week (didn't make it)

Friday: Make your own pizza night! (Dough from freezer)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Printable Round Up

Here are some great printables I spent some time on today..

* $2/1 Snuggle Creme Fabric Softener Coupon HERE
( I think these were on rollback for $4 at Walmart today, will go back tomorrow and check)

* $1/1 Mission Tortillas Coupon HERE
These are .99 at STarget so free after qp!

Aveeno Bath Packets or Anti-Itch Cream - $2.99 at Walmart
-Use $2/1 HERE
Final Price = $.99

Print a $1/1 Colgate Total toothpaste coupon here. Use this at WAGS this week! $3.49 - $1qp, get a $3.49RR, make $1 profit!

$1/1 any McCormick seasoning- usually $1 at the store, sometimes less!

$5/1 Boost Kid Essentials

Arm & Hammer Essentials

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes--$0.68 (even better if you go to Randalls where they double qps)
Use $0.40/1 printable

Muir Glen Tomato Sauce or Diced Tomatoes--$1.24
Use $1/1 printable

Ziploc Big Bags--$3.42
Use $3/1 printable

Yoplait Yo-Plus Yogurt 4 packs--$2.12
Use $1.50/1 printable here (firefox) or here (IE)

Yoplait Kids yogurt--$2.27
Use $1.50/1 printable

Kashi Soft-Baked Cereal bars--$2.98
Use $2/1 printable

Coffee Mate--$1.98
Use $1/1 printable

Egg Beaters--$2.00
Use $1/1 printable

Thanks to MoneySavingMom, SavingwithShelly, and BeCentsAble for alot of these!

Menu Planning Template

Thanks to OrgJunkie for this one!

Click here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I am intrigued . . . . .

Interesting READ.

Works For Me Wednesday

Menu Planning!

It's really not hard to do ladies! Every Sunday night, (sometimes earlier if my Sunday is going to be hectic) I sit and browse through some recipes and plan my meals for the following week. By Friday, I try to have scored on my local deals for meats, produce,etc so I know what I have on hand for next week's meals.
I know of many moms that do Monday shopping so that will work too. I subscribe to a few different recipe blogs and star items in my Google Reader as I come across them to come back to in the future, which is GREAT for me! I get WAY too distracted and am very forgetful. :o)
I also enjoy browsing through recipe websites and add different ones to my recipe box as I come across them. Some of my faves are:
All Recipes
Food Network
Taste of Home
Kraft Foods
Cooking Light
Kayln's Kitchen
A Year of Crockpotting
Eat Better America
Rachael Ray
Tammy's Recipes
Betty Crocker

Okay and those are just a few. The internet is MY FRIEND! :o) But I'm sure there are lots of you who have your favorite cookbooks, gluten free, low carb or low fat diets so whatever yours best sources are, USE THEM!
Another great idea is to recipe swap with friends. My best friend and I both put our menus on our Google calendar which we share with each other with links as to where we find the recipes and I can't tell you how many times I've duplicated her dinners! LOL
It's great when you are in a cooking rut to seek out your friends' menus too so encourage them today to get MENU PLANNING with you! You can organize a monthly Ladies Night swapping menus and recipes while hanging out! It's FUN!
You will see what a time saver this will be for you and my husband loves when I post the weekly menu on the fridge for him to anticipate what'll be served when he gets home. And don't worry, it's flexible if you are. Lord knows that with my crazy pregnancy cravings, I go astray sometimes from the menu. :o) But it DOES save time and definitely saves money too!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

$10 Coupon Book from Conagra

Go HERE to get a $10 Savings Book from ConAgra.

You have to register for an account to request this booklet.

Scroll down and you will see a way to save an additional $34: Purchase $25 in participating items from May 3-29 and you will receive $34 in coupon savings back by mail.

Thanks Shelly!


Time for me to start stockpiling diapers for my little girl!! I can't believe she'll be here in 14 weeks!!! Here's a great deal at Walgreens this week:

Diaper Deal!

Walgreens store brand diapers were on sale 2 for $9
Go to the pharmacy and ask for one of their $50 savings books
It has a $2 off coupon for Walgreens diapers

Final Cost: $2.50 each!

** Note, if you sign up for their prescription plan for $20/year (I did) then you get an extra 10% off of their W brand stuff **

Monday, April 6, 2009

Walmart Deals this week!

Here are some good deals for you this week!

Vitamin Water10 on rollback for $1.00
use $1/1 qp from 4/5 SS

Tropicana Trop50 OJ on rollback $2 each
Use $1/1 printable coupon (Click on “Get Trop50 Info, coupons and more” and enter info to access coupon)
Pay $1 each after coupon!

Kraft Dressing $1.58
Use $1.50/1 from 3/29 inserts (I bought a bunch off of Ebay for $2!)
Pay $0.08 each after coupon

Pringles Fat-Free Cans, 2/$2
Use $1/2 Pringles Fat Free, from 3/15/09 P&G insert
$0.50 ea. after coupon!

Dole Canned Fruit, 2/$2.00
Use $0.75/2 Dole Canned Fruits, from 2/1/09 SS insert
Pay $0.63 ea. after coupon

The two pack bars of Olay Soap are $1.97 each at Walmart.
Use your $2/1 coupon from 4/5 P&G insert to get it FREE.

Aveeno Baby Wash, $2.98
$2/1 printable
$0.98 after coupon

Arm & Hammer Essentials, $2
Use $1/1 printable
Pay $1 after coupon

Free Movie Redbox Movie Rental 4/6 Only

Grab your free movie rental at Redbox locations today 4/6 only, when you use the code TS473G at checkout.

The code expires tonight at Midnight!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 4/6th

Monday: Tuna Melts w/ Crispy Fried Polenta Sticks (Thanks A for making me crave tuna!LOL)
Tuesday: Crockpot Pasta Fagioli
Wednesday: Shake-n-Bake Chicken, mashers & veg
Thursday: John McCain's Rib Recipe in Crockpot
Friday: Beef Burgandy over Noodles, salad & bread from freezer
Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: Pasta

CVS 4/5-4/11th

Sunday and Monday Only:
Easter Grass $.79 (limit two)
-$.79 ECB
Final Price: FREE

Bamboo Easter Baskets $1.99 (limit two)
-$1.99 ECB
Final Price: FREE

Weekly ECB Sale Items

$3 ECB WYB (3) 12 Packs Coke $11/3

$2 ECB WYB Colgate Max White or Max Fresh 4.6-6oz$2.99 Limit 1
Colgate Adult or Kids Toothpaste, 4 oz.+ .75 exp. 05/31/09 SS 2-22-09
Colgate Toothpaste, any .75 (4/18/09) SS 3/29/09

Free after ECB Limit 1
Skintimates Shave Creams $3.49

Other Deals

Excedrin 20-24 ct $1.99
-$2 Excedrin Migraine 24 ct+
-$2 excedrin express gels

-$1 Excedrin Express Gels, 20 ct + SS 3/1/09
-$1 Excedrin Product, 20 ct + SS 3/1/09

Schick intuition plus razor or cartridges $9.99 bogo
-$4 Schick Intuition or Intuition Plus Razor or Refill SS 3/22/09 (use 2 coupons)

Total $1 each after qps

WAGS 4/5-4/11

RR Deals
$3.49 RR wyb Colgate total ($3.49 ) Free after RR
Colgate Toothpaste 75¢ expires 4/18/09 SS 3/29
Colgate Total Advanced Whitening, Total Advanced Clean or Total Advanced Fresh Toothpaste 4 oz. + - All You, April 17, 2009 $1/1 EXP 6/21/09
$1/1 Printable for Colgate Total Advanced
$1 RR wyb 2/$3 Betty crocker cake or brownie mix or frosting - $0.55 off BC Frosting IP @
- Betty Crocker frosting any $1.00/2 (5/30/09) SS 4/05/09
$1 RR wyb 2/$6 Air wick scented oil refill 0.71 oz Air Wick Scented Oil Refills $1 on 2 (4/19/09) SS 3/8/09
- $1 off 2 Here You have to Sign Up or Sign In

$10 RR wyb Revlon hair appliances include Ionic dryer or hair straightener ($19.99)
$2 RR wyb 2/$9 Just for me hair care products $2.50 RR wyb 2/$5 Reach dental care include ultra clean toothbrush and floss Monthly deal Reach Floss and/or Reach Toothbrush and/or Listerine Antiseptic $1.50/2 (12-31-09) SS 3/15/09
Reach Floss and/or Reach Toothbrush and/or Listerine Antiseptic $3.00/2 (12-31-09) SS 3/15/09
Reach Toothbrush or Ultraclean Dental Floss or Efferdent, 76 ct + $1 (4/25/09) V 2/8/09

$3.00 RR wyb 2 Visine Eye Drops $3.99

-$3.00 from 3/15 RP
FREE plus $1.02 overage!

Palmolive 99¢
-Palmolive Dish Liquids $1.00/2 (4/18/09) SS 3/29/09

Walgreens Spring Water $2.99

Swanson Chicken Broth 69¢
- Swanson Broth $1.00/6 (5/10/09) SS 3/29/09

RS Easter Candy 39¢
Easter Candy 39¢
Palmer Easter Candy 39¢
Jelly Beans or Bubble Gum 39¢
Sweet Time Jelly Beans $2/3
Easter Faire filled egg 39¢
Easter Plastic Tumblers $1/8
Easter Basket 79¢

Friday, April 3, 2009

50% One Item at Old Navy

Old Navy Weekly has a new printable 50% off one item coupon for in-store use.
  1. Click here
  2. Vote for "best legs" on the mannequins, all stars must turn blue
  3. Wait 15-20 seconds for a kite to appear, and click on it
  4. Print your coupon or email it to yourself

40 Clove Garlic Chicken

Got this one from my friend Erika and it's GOOD! Chris surprised me with Pizza on Wednesday so I'm crockpotting today. :o)


-1 large broiler/fryer whole chicken (as big as your crock will fit) I'm using 7 thighs
-thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley
-fresh ground pepper
-40 cloves UNPEELED garlic
-2 stalks celery, washed and cut into 3 inch pieces
-baguette or french bread slices, toasted (optional) I'm using french baguettes from the freezer.

Place the celery slices on the bottom of the crock. Season the chicken in and out with salt, pepper, and generously with the herbs. Place on top of the celery. Place the cloves all around and on top of the chicken. Cover and cook on low 8 hours.

Remove chicken and celery to serving platter. Remove garlic to small bowl.


-1/4 cup cream
-2 - 3 tablespoons cornstarch
-salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
I'm just using a can of Cream of Celery soup + 1 can of milk to make the gravy since I have a stockpile of the cream soups from Target. :o) Oh and I'm lazy and have no cream.

Serve over egg noodles or with Mashers.

Garlic Lover's Tip:
The roasted garlic can also be squished out of it's skins onto the toasted bread. MMMM!

Restaurant coupon round-up

Thanks Money Saving Mom...

There have been a lot of new restaurant coupons emailed in to me by readers in the last few days. Here are my favorites:

Barnes and Noble--Buy any beverage and get a free cookie. Expires April 5, 2009. (Thanks, Kaley!)

Dairy Queen--Join the fan club and receive a B1G1 Blizzard coupon as well as an additional B1G1 Blizzard coupon on your birthday. (Thanks, Kaley!)

Jack In The Box--Save $1 off mini sirloin burgers with this coupon. Expires April 19, 2009. (Thanks, Hip 2 Save!)

Quiznos--Free Toasty Torpedo with the purchase of any Toasty Torpedo Combo (available after you play the "Toast and Destroy" game). (Thanks, Hip 2 Save!)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

FREE "Udder Covers"

I just ordered one of these cuties in pink, can't wait! Get yours FREE today, just pay the $7.95 s/h fee. (while supplies last)

Click here to order now!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday

I am going to try to stick to "weekly" Works for me Wednesday tips to share with all my fellow mamas out there!

This week's Topic:

LAUNDRY . . . "Does it EVER go away?"
Simply answered... "NO!"

How do I keep up with one of my most DREADED household tasks (besides the bathrooms of course!)?


Each night before I go to bed, I pop a load in the washer. If it's a day the kids and I stayed in pjs (come on, we ALL love those days!) then I leave them in there and just add to it the next night.
As soon as I wake up in the morning (always try to get up 30 minutes before kids to have some quiet time) I pop those clothes in the dryer. When my 3 year old wakes up, I sit him at the table to eat and fold away.
Now, the hard part....putting them away!
I have one of those mesh 3 compartment lightweight baskets that I keep in the laundry room downstairs (or you can use individual baskets). I sort the folded clothes in there, hang the ones that need to be RIGHT OUT OF THE DRYER, and head upstairs once my little one is done with his breakfast and is ready to change his diaper and get dressed for the day.
Head upstairs, make a stop in each room (usually his first) and take the 3 minutes or so to make the bed and put the clothes away.
This routine for all three bedrooms takes me under 15 minutes and my biggest task is done for the day!

I know it seems like it's broken down so much and I am NOT A STRICT ROUTINE type of person, BUT this is something I've stuck with for quite a while and it just works for me. My mindset is totally different when by 9am, I have no dirty clothes and cleaned up bedrooms. It makes me ready for my day!

Hope this tip helps some of you, tailor it to your family's needs and schedules of course!


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