Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Here is a great last minute shopping deal for 2008(thanks Lisa)....................

Buy 2 Herbal Essence Shampoo/ Conditioner (use (2) $1.00 coupons that expire today from P&G along with an e- coupon on Kroger's website)= Get 2 for FREE.

Im so excited, because last year at this time I was running out at the last minute for toilet paper (literally) but in 2008 I was introduced to the wonderful world of coupons. I am now so proud to say I am on my way to a well stocked home. ( toiletries, soap, detergents, paper products). Anyone who knows me, knows this is a problem area in my life, mainly because I thought you needed lots of money to stock up on things, boy was I wrong.

It is still so exciting every time I grab a great deal, on items my family use daily. So continue to join me in 2009 for more great deals on items for pennies or FREE.

My resolution for 2009 is to continue to learn all I can about this "coupon game" ! And of course my wish would be happiness and health for my family and I. Have a Blessed New Years Eve, and be safe!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008


Here is an excellent deal..............

Buy Natures Bounty vitamins and get one FREE. ( use (2) $1.00 coupons from Oct insert)(some of the Natures Bounty vitamins start at $4.49)

(2) @ $4.49 - $2.00 = $2.49 + EARN $3.00 IN ECB

Perfect time to stock up on vitamins during flu season.

Friday, December 26, 2008


I hope everybody had a blessed Christmas, it goes by too fast.

There are tons of great 50% deals at all stores today. I prefer to wait more into January when things reach 75-90% off. That is when I pick up little odds and ends for next year, like teacher gifts etc.

There is a 2 day sale to mention at Meijer and here are some of the highlights, this is for the 26th and 27th.

1. Pepsi 2 liters .88 (great for New Year's parties)

2. Arm and Hammer laundry detergent $2.29 (there is a .50 coupon from a few weeks ago)= $1.29

3. Pillsbury brownies .99 (use .40 coupon from Nov) - .10 a box!

Happy shoppping.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Well this is my first Christmas in the blogosphere and I wish everyone of my readers and anyone who stops by a Merry CHRISTmas. I hope that you take these next days to spend time with your loved ones and focus on Jesus.

We will go over some holiday sales and hot deals on Friday. Come back and check it out. Again have a Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2008


There are LOTS of FREE after ECB deals this week here is a great transaction for even a beginner...

1. Listerine mouthwash $2.99 ($2.99 ECB) (use $1.00 coupon Sept. insert)

2.Excedrin express gels $3.99 ($3.99 ECB) (use $2.00 coupon Nov insert)

Total Out of Pocket =$ 3.98 + $3.99 ECB and $2.99 ECB


I hope to get my regular deals soon, after focusing on the season.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Just a heads up for tomorrow if you are planning on buying a paper for coupons, (there are no coupons). They will return next weekend. Hope this saves somebody that is just planning on buying a paper for the coupons.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Do you have any last minute sensational finds? I was just at KMart and they have Buildabear kits that are really cute for $5.00 on clearance. I just noticed them at Meijer for $12.49. If you have a young girl to buy for these would make great gifts.
How about any of you guys, have you found any remarkable deals? If so let us know.........

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Go to, and type in your zip code, you can then print a coupon for a FREE Mccafe coffee at McDonalds.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Stock up on FREE Green Giant Steamer veggies, they are .79 and there are several .50 and $1.00 coupons making them owe you more than .20 a bag. I have 6 of these coupons so I will make over $1.20!!! Also Aunt Millies bread is on sale for $1.00 there was a .50 coupon this weekend making a loaf of bread FREE.

It looks like there are several other great deals or freebies, I will post another update if I score some great deals tomorrow.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


By clicking on the link above, you will be donating a can good to Grace Center of Hope for every comment you leave. That sure is a simple way to give back, you don't even need to leave your computer or spend a dime.
Check it out today.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I think Cottenelle at Kroger is always .99 now, but if you grab your .25 or 50 cent coupons for these, you can pick up a 4 pack of toilet paper for .50 or FREE.

Monday, December 8, 2008


This week certain CoffeeMate creamers are .99, there was a .50 coupon in a recent ad. Lucky for me I got 4 papers that weekend, and now 4 FREE creamers!!
The flavors I got were 2 Pumpkin Spice,Peppermint and Eggnog.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I don't know about you, but this season has me forgetting about "coupons and sales". I love to have all my gifts done by December and avoid the crowds if at all possible. I find myself wrapped up in the season so much I don't want to go to CVS for a sale. That's okay the Christmas season is a time to share with family and friends and anticipate the birth of Christ.

I am running low however on my "stockpiles" because of the lack of grocery shopping I have been doing lately. I need to dive into those piles of coupons on my kitchen table and start going through the ads. I will post later the deals that I come up with.


So years ago a friend and myself thought it would be really cool to have a Christmas cookie exchange, but never got around to it. Last year her mother and her put one together and it was such a great time. It is now an annual event and tonight marked the 2nd Christmas cookie exchange. We all bring 10 dozen cookies and 1 dozen for sampling. Then we leave with 10 different dozen of cookies and have ourselves a great time visiting with friends in anticipation of the upcoming weeks before Christmas. It was a great time! What a wonderful way to receive a variety of cookies to share with friends and family or to just have aound your home for the holidays.

So you might want to think about starting a similar tradition with your friends and families. It is an event both my sister and I enjoy. ( Thanks Stacy and Lois for your hard work and wonderful memories!)

Friday, December 5, 2008


Young Chef’s Academy is offering a free Cooking and Holiday Care event on Saturday, December 6th. This free event includes hands-on culinary activities for kids and their parents, product giveaways and more. Click here to find an event near you and for more information

Thursday, December 4, 2008


With KMart double coupon going on this week, I thought I might mention another great buy....

Hershey kisses 3/$7.00 (use $1.50 coupon- doubles to $3.00) = 3 bags for $4.00
Not bad, 1 bag is normally $2.99

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Here are some highlights of what you can get at KMart this week.

Vaseline Lotion $3.79 (use 1.25 coupon)= .79(this stuff works great)

Kelloggs cereal $2.50 (use $1.00 coupon)= .50

Gillette body wash $3.99 (use $2.00 coupon)= FREE

Reach Ultra floss $1.99 (use $1.00 coupon ) = FREE

Halls cough drops $1.33 (use .50 coupon) = .33

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Few deals to mention about Meijer

This week at Meijer the Angel Soft toilet paper is $1.19 (use .50 coupons in recent newspaper) .19 4pack of toilet paper. Here are some other deals to mention combined with coupons.....

Betty Crocker potato in the box $1.00 (use .35 coupon Nov. coupons)= .30

Kelloggs Special K (love this cereal) $2.50 (use 1.00 coupon Nov insert)= $1.50

Mt Olive pickels $2.00 (use .75 coupon Nov insert)= $1.25

Not to many great deals, but Kroger is having alot of 1o for $10.oo items in this weeks ad!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


This is kind of last minute and all, but if you are out and about shopping this weekend, stop by Bob Evans to get a free slice of pie. Go here to print your coupon. This offer is good until Sunday 11-30-08

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Im sure you have all heard of all the great deals taking place on the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday). Lots of folks get up at the crack of dawn just to take advantage of these exceptional deals. I look at all the ads and I think WOW there are alot of great deals. As for me, im not much of a "crowd shopper" I love a great deal and all, but the thought of hour long+lines and shoulder to shoulder crowds does not do it for me.

If you on the other hand are up for thrill check out all the fliers that will be delivered today, in your mail and newspapers. I may post some of the highlights later today.
As for me and my family we are going to enjoy some family time at home. We have a tradition of putting Christmas things up around the house.

From my family to yours have a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy your long weekend either shopping or some R &R.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

$1.00 Red Baron Pannini at Meijer

The Red Baron brand Pannini sandwiches are on sale for $2.50 this week, mutiple boxes had a $1.50 peel off sticker at my Meijer. I got quite a few boxes for a $1.00. They are REALLY good for a frozen sandwich, they come out crispy in the microwave. So check out your Meijer store freezer for boxes with $1.50 coupons on them.

Monday, November 24, 2008

$4.00 games at Target

Target has some great board games on sale this week for $4.00. Classic games like Chutes and Ladders, Cooties, CandyLand and many more. (Think Christmas) These are great games for family game night.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Walmart is giving away a free sample of Kotex Lightdays

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I have been hearing alot about peroxide lately. Yes you heard me right, "peroxide". I guess I did not realize the many benefits that are packed into this inexpensive brown bottle in most homes.
Here is a list of some of the great things peroxide can do.

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of Mouthwash.

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.

3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day.

6. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

WOW, think of all the ways you can save money and help save the earth as well.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


With the great Mega event at Kroger the last few weeks, I feel so stocked up, and nothing has looked that great this week as far as groceries. I did find that Kelloggs cereal is on sale this week at Meijer 3 for $7.00, that is about $ 2.33 a box. There are $1.00 coupons off cereal. I happened to get quite a few coupon inserts that week, so I have stocked up on Kelloggs for about $1.33 a box. They are the bigger box sized.

Not a great deal, but the deals have been somewhat sparce this week. I will keep my eyes open and also post on some upcoming deals on Christmas gifts.

Monday, November 17, 2008


This week at Meijer Green Giant frozen steamed veggies are on sale for .89. There are several .40 and .50 coupons out there making them free or almost free!


Sunday, November 16, 2008


This is the last day of sales for this week's Kroger ad.
If you have not done so already, check out the Mega event sale. Even if you have no coupons you can get 10 $1.00 items for $5.00. For every 10 items you buy, Kroger will take off $5.00.
This is the second week in a row Kroger has offered this and me and my family have enjoyed a bunch of FREE goodies!

Don't forget to get a Sunday paper!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Organize your holiday shopping with Marie Callender’s Shopping List Pad

Get a FREE bottle of County Bob's sauce here (this is very yummy on steak and it retails for around $4.00)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Kraft dressing at Meijer

This week at Meijer you can get Kraft salad dressing on sale 3 for $5.00. If you buy 4, you get back $4.00 in catalina's for your next visit. (a receipt that comes out of the catalina machine next to the register) I have (3 ) $1.00 Kraft salad dressing coupons.(the ones with olive oil in them)
Im going to try to get 4 tomorrow and the price should be $3.37 out of pocket and I will get back $4.00.

Sweet deal- hope it works!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


There are many $1.00 off Fructis shampoo, conditioner or styling product out there. If you have been saving all your coupons GREAT, if not you could find one in this past weeks paper. They are on sale for $2.99 at CVS (use $1.00 coupon) GET BACK $2.00 ECB = FREE

There is a limit of one per household.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Great news for Kroger this week, they are offering the same specials as they did last week. It is a Mega Event, you get $5.00 taken off your bill if you buy 10 of the participating items, that means if you buy 10 $1.00 items you get all 10 for $5.00. Check out my BEST KROGER TRIP YET!!!!!! for ultimate savings with coupons added to these deals, I'll show you how I bought $45 .00 worth of groceries for under $4.00!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Oriental Trading Co is giving away a FREE 2009 Calendar


Check out your Meijer add starting tomorrow for a great way to get a FREE turkey!!
You buy a roaster and you get a free turkey along with a compartment dish for the roaster to cook and serve other food in. The roaster is 39.99, and with Thanksgiving around the corner getting a $20.00 turkey for FREE comes in handy. But hurry this offer is good for the first 150 people per Meijer store.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Tomorrow November 8, Kohl's store will be celebrating a national day of beauty. They will be offering free samples and free skin care and make up consultations. Sounds Fun!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Classified website is a favorite website of mine. I just stumbled across a similar one at Check it out, you can look for items or post items for FREE

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Kroger is having a Mega event sale, if you buy 10 items you get $5.00 off making them .50 cents each. There are a lot of coupons to add to these great deals. I bought over 20 items for $3.73!

Here is the breakdown

6 Carnation evaporated milk (used 3 .50/2 coupons)= 6 cans FREE

Swiss miss hot chocolate (used e-coupon from shortcuts)= 2 boxes for .25

2 Quaker Oats (used 2 .50 coupon)= 2 FREE

Quaker rice cake .50 (no coupon)

3 3 packs of Dial soap (used 3 .30 coupons)= 3 3 packs for $1.20

Tylenol Pm (used $2.00 coupon)= FREE

Ice mountain water (used .25 coupon)= FREE

Colgate (used .75 coupon)= .25

Orville popcorn (used .40 coupon)= .70

2 Scotchbrite pads (used $1.00 coupon)= 2 FREE

Kroger grape tomatoes (used Kroger FREE coupon I received in mail)= FREE

Kroger 24 pack water(used Kroger FREE coupon I received in mail)= FREE

Fresch Express salad (used FREE Kroger coupon I received in mail)= FREE

Monday, November 3, 2008


This week at CVS you can get a 3 pack of Ivory bar soap on sale for .99. There is a $1.00 coupon off a 3 pack in Sunday's paper, making them FREE, they actually owe you a penny! This is just one of those great deals to take advantage of with multiple coupons. I got 3 papers this weekend, so I will be stocking up on bar soap. (Thanks Lisa for the tip)


Check out the printable coupons on the rigt side of this page, there are lots of new ones. When I get more time I will compile a list of coupons with great store sales this week for the ultimate in savings!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Don't forget to pick up a paper or 2 today, if you do not subscribe to the newspaper.
There are 3 coupon inserts in the paper, so picking up an extra paper or two would be a great idea.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween, here are a few treats from me......

Get a free dog bone for your favorite pooch.

Get a free bookmark from Christian Family Today.

Fresh Mineral Cosmetics is offering Free samples of makeup.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


This week with the double coupons upto and including $2.00 at Kmart, I decided to get my candy there.
They had Fun Size bags of M&M's, snickers, milkyway, etc... priced at $1.67 a bag (use $1.00 off 2 coupon)= $1.34 for 2 bags of candy. (and if your like me, you got a few papers, so you can take advantage of this deal on multiple bags!)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This week at Meijer Jell-O is on sale for .60 a box use $1.50/2 Mealbox coupon and make .30 per 2 boxes of Jell- O that you buy!

2 boxes Jell-O $1.20 (use $1.50 off 2 from above) FREE+ .30 overage!

You can print these unlimited. Great for the upcoming holiday season.

Monday, October 27, 2008


This week ALL K mart stores are doing it again! K mart will double coupons upto and including $2.00. There are lots of FREE things you can get this week if you have saved ALL your coupons. Here are a few things I got FREE...

1. Oust spray (use $1.50 coupon)= FREE

2. Glade carpet powder(use $1.00 coupon)= .19

3. Febreeze (use $1.00 coupon)= FREE

4. Bic 4 pack razors (use $2.00 coupon)= FREE

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Thursday Oct 30 bring your kids to Kroger for Kids Night Out from 3-7 p.m. Kids will receive treats and have lots of fun!!

Friday, October 24, 2008


On October 28th from 2-6 pm stop in any Taco Bell and receive a FREE taco. You can get one taco per person.


Free vegetarian starter kit.

Free holiday recipe gift tags.

Go here for a free sample of Dunkin Donuts dark coffee.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I was at K Mart yesterday and found great prices on summer clothes. If you can think that far ahead for you, your husband or the kids, check out the clearance rack. They have most t shirts and shorts for $1.99.

Most stores have their summer clothes marked down.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


My girls are talking about American Girl Dolls, and wanting one so badly for Christmas this year.
I happened to hear that the MJR Theatres are playing the Kit Kittredge American Girl Movie this Sat and Sun for FREE. Adults pay $1.00, children 12 and under are FREE. Showtimes are 11:00pm and 2:00 pm both Sat and Sun, at least the Chesterfield Theater is. Check for locations and time.

While your checking that out, look at all the other weekends coming up, I heard Sat anad Sun are FREE movies for kids.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Here are some FREE things I have found at Kroger this week...

1. Celestial Seasonings Tea $1.00 (use $1.00 coupon recent insert)= FREE

2. Brut deodorant $1.00 (use $1.00 coupon Aug insert)= FREE

3. Sally Hansen nail polish $1.00 (use .50 coupon or $2.00 off 2 nail polish coupon, Sept insert) = FREE

4. Reach toothbrushes $1.00 (use B.O.G.O. FREE coupon recent insert)= 2 toothbrushes $1.00

5. Aquafresh toothpaste $1.00 (use $1.00 coupon Sept insert)= FREE

NOTE: This is a great way to stockpile when you can get tea for FREE. This is why it is important to save ALL coupons and get a few papers every Sunday. I happen to have 4 Sally Hansen coupons and 3 Celestial Seasonings tea coupons:)

Monday, October 20, 2008


Check out . They have coupons to print for use at Meijer. Click on GET COUPONS. You can scroll through the coupons. A few great deals this week is the $1.50 off 2 boxes of JELL-O which will come out to be FREE or the $1.50 off Taco Bell kit (18 count shells are $1.30)= FREE.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Take a look at the Rite Aid flier for this week..........
Page 6 and 7 are full of cold medicines, all of them are FREE after rebate. Basically after you purchase an item you can mail the receipts in or do it online. Everything is FREE, I always get my rebates quickly. Here are a few of the highlights....

1. Excedrin $3.99 ($3.99 rebate)

2. Childrens Advil $3.99 ($3.99 rebate)

3. Sucrets $2.99 ($2.99 rebate)

4. Chapstick $1.99 ($1.99 rebate)

Check out all these great deals to stock your medicine cabinets for the winter!!! Sale ends Saturday Oct.18.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


This week is a great week to stock up on food at Meijer. Here are the best deals I found.

1. Old Folks Sausage roll $2.19 (use .35 coupon Sept insert) = $1.49

2. Spaghettio's .50 each (use .40 coupon Aug, Sept, Oct inserts) = 2 for .20

3. V8 soup 2 for $4.00 (use $1.00 coupon recent Campbells insert)= $1.00

4. Campbell's Classic Bowls 5 for $5.00 (use .50 coupon off 2 recent Campbell's insert)= .50 each

5. Juicy Juice $4 for $9.00 (use $1.00 coupon Sept insert)= $1.25

6. Jif peanut butter $2.00 (use .35 coupon Oct insert)= $1.30

7. Green Giant frozen vegtables $1.00 each (use .50 coupon recent insert)= $1.00 for 2

8. Softsoap .99 (use .35 coupon recent insert)= .29 each

Remember to save all your coupon inserts to take advantage of all the FREE or almost FREE items each week that I highlight at the stores!

One more SENSATIONAL deal is the Glade Plug Inns Warmers Buy one at $4.69 (use B.O.G.O. free coupon in recent insert) (I believe P&G) and get both for $4.69 + you get back $4.00 for each one you buy, to use on your next visit. So you will leave with an $8.00 catalina ( prints out after you pay from register) for your next visit.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


K Mart does it again!!!!
Here is the list of stores participating in the double coupon upto and including $2.00 value!!!

Tucson, AZCarson, CAAurora, COEnglewood, COThornton, CORome, GABradley, IL
Homewood, ILRound Lake Beach, ILTinley Park, ILIndianapolis, INPortage, INTerre Haute, INBloomfield Hills, MIDetroit, MIPort Huron, MISouthgate, MIRoseville, MITaylor, MIConcord, NCBurlington, NCGreensboro, NCRaleigh, NCQueensbury, NYHenderson, NVAshtabula, OHCambridge, OHChillcothe, OHCleveland, OHFremont, OHHillsboro, OHLorain, OHMedina, OHMentor, OHWarren, OHMoon Twshp, PAUniontown, PANorth Charleston, SCJohnson City, TNKingsport, TNMemphis, TNLubbock, TXNorfolk, VATabb, VAVirginia Beach, VAMadison Hts, WIMorgantown, WV

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


This week at CVS they have CVS brand bar soap for .99 a bar and it is generating a $1.00 ECB. I tried an orange one that was compared to Dial, and it was pretty good for FREE. Im not sure the limit on this but I have gone back twice now and keep using my $1.00 ECB to get another bar of soap FREE. So give it a try, this is an especially easy deal for any new CVS coupon shoppers.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


This upcoming week is not to promising at CVS, but I am working on some sensational deals at some other stores(come back later in the week, you won't want to miss it.) Here are the few deals I could come up with at CVS....

1. Cover Girl (spend $10.00 get $3.00 ECB)
Covergirl foundation $5.49 and Covergirl concealer $4.79= 10.28 + tax (use B.O.G.O. FREE coupon Oct insert and use $1.00 off coupon Oct insert)= $1.49 after coupon and ECB for 2 Covergirl products.

2. Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit $7.99 (spend $10.00 get back $5.00 ECB)
Swiffer Sweeper dusters $6.99
(use B.O.G.O. FREE coupon 9/28 P&G insert)= $2.99 after coupon and ECB

3. Right Guard deodorant B.O.G.O. FREE
(use 2 $1.00 coupons)= $1.29 for 2

Friday, October 10, 2008


At most stores including CVS you can buy a trial size of Crest whitening strips for around $6.00. There are $5.00 and $7.00 coupons in the October P&G book. They do not specify trial size on the coupon. I have 4 P&G books so I will be able to get 4 FREE boxes and 4 almost free boxes of Crest whitening strips.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Kroger deals

I don't know if it is because I have been so stocked up lately with such great deals over the last few weeks, but I just haven't been to excited about many deals this week. Im hopeful next week will be better.

Here are some deals I found at Kroger...

1. Hot pockets $1.67 (use .50 coupon 9/28 smartsource) = .67

2. Progresso soup $1.25 (use .50 off 2 in 9/7 insert)= 2 for $1.50

3. Campbells chicken noodle or tomato soup (use .40 off 4 coupon 9/7 smartsource)= .40 each $1.60 for 4

Don't forget to load your new P&G coupons on your Kroger card, you can use them along with manufactured coupons for ultimate savings. If you have not yet signed up go to and sign up to load coupons directly to your Kroger Plus card.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Get yourselves some FREE Betty Crocker potatoes and some free custom Fruit Roll-Ups sample

Hurry these will not last long!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


A friend of mine is a demonstrater for Uppercase living. It is a wonderful product to decorate or personalize any home. Check out her site at

By the way if any of you guys have your house decorated with this product, how about e-mailing some pictures, to show everyone how creative your personal space looks. Thanks. And check out Paige's website above.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Many of us have budgets we stick to every week for groceries. With fall here, and winter around the corner, now is the time to stock up. If you challenge yourself to spend maybe as little as $5.00- $10.00 extra a week, you just may grow a nice stockpile without breaking the budget.

Let me give you an example, lets say your grocery budget for the week is $75.00, by allowing yourself to go over budget by lets say$5.00-$10.00 you can collect alot of goodies and stash them away for later use.

For example this week at Meijer, there is a 10 for $10.00 sale going on with lots of variety of items to choose. That means each item is $1.00. My family loves cinnamon applesauce and it just happens to be a 10 for $10.00 item. My plan is to make a trip to Meijer this week and buy 11 jars of applesauce (you get the 11th FREE)

Now by stocking up on 11 jars of applesauce with as little as $10.00 this week you can be well on your way to a nice stash of goodies this winter.

If you put this plan into action every week until winter approaches you will have a nice stockpile of extra's to get you through winter.


Im not seeing that many great deals on things I could use this week, but I will post the best deals I found that couldl be of help to you.... (check out last item on this page for a $10.00 money maker!)

1. 1 Bic Soleil $5.99 (use $2.00 coupon August insert)= $3.99 GET $4.00 ECB= FREE

2. Colgate Max Fresh $2.99 (use $1.00 coupon 9/28 smart source)= $1.99 GET $2.00 ECB= FREE

3. Aquafresh toothpaste .99 (use $1.00 coupon Aug. insert)= FREE

This is a great money maker if you have the save upto $30.00 coupon from March or June smartsource...

Buy 1 Breeze2 $14.99 (use upto $30.00 coupon)= No money out of pocket + GET $10.00 ECB.

YOU CAN MAKE $10.00!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Talking about stockpiling has got me thinking..................
Stay tuned for a series on stocking up for the winter. I will post some great tips to have your home well stocked through the bitter cold months that lay ahead. It would be great to have most household goods stocked so that you would not have to run out in an unexpected snowstorm.

I know that through couponing these last few months I have a nice stockpile of deodorant, toothpaste ,shampoo, conditioner, cleaning products, and soap. The great part is that most of these items were free!!

Stay tuned for this series as I help you stock up your home for the winter.


In tomorrow's newspaper there will be 3-4 coupon inserts. That would be a great start for "new couponers" to get a nice collection of coupons going. I suggest picking up at least 2 papers. Remember if a sensational deal pops up, the more coupons you have for that item the more you can take advantage of it and start stockpiling.

So go out bright and early and get your papers!!


As the holiday months are just around the corner, all the festivities will soon be here. I found some free Holiday Cookie Recipe Cards. Some of you may be involoved in a cookie exchange, or for you top notch bakers, check out these new cookie recipes.

I know I need practice in the baking department, It is a work of art I need to practice mastering.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Wow it's already Friday! The weeks are flying by..............
Here are some great freebies! Happy Friday!

Pledge Multi Surface Wipes

Degree Ultra Clear for women


Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Today at Kmart there were lots of great deals with the double coupons up to $2.00. I gathered all my $1.00-$2.00 coupons and got $64.00 worth of products for $3.74!! Here is a highlight of some great deals, you also can get (all coupons are from Aug and Sept coupon inserts)

1. Pert Plus shampoo/conditioner $2.99 (use $1.50 coupon)= FREE

2. Herbal Essence shampoo/conditioner $3.98 (use $2.00 coupon )= FREE

3. Vaseline lotion for men $2.99 (use $1.50 coupon)= FREE

4. Vaseline lotion regular $2.99 (use $1.50 coupon)= FREE

5. Revlon nail polish $4.19 (use $2.00 coupon)= .19

6. Kids Crest toothpaste $2.49 (use $1.00 coupon)= .49

7.Suave deodorant $1.79 (use $.75 coupon)= .29

8.Gillette mens shampoo $3.99 (use $2.00 coupon)= FREE

Im going to put together some more coupons tonight and head out another day this week, the sale is going on through Sunday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


You might want to check with your local K Mart store, to see if you can take advantage of sensational deals. They are having double coupons upto $2.00!! That means a $2.00 coupon doubles to $4.00 off!! The sale at my store is going on from Oct. 1 - Oct. 5 (Wed-Sun)

My plan is to go first thing tomorrow morning, so I will post what I get, in the meantime gather all your high dollar amount coupons up to $2.00 and check with your store for details.

Monday, September 29, 2008

So I went back yet again to CVS today and I was strolling down the 90% aisle and here is what I got with my $5.79 ECB.....

(1) Febreeze plug in
(2) mini staplers
(2) hannah montana notebooks
(2) hannah montana suckers
(2) boxes of Flavored ice
(2) kids crocs
(2) mini notepads
and toilet paper.

I ended up owing .4o cents, but it was fun shopping down the clearance aisle (im thinking some Christmas stocking stuffers!) I did not get any ECB back, but I have a few more deals brewing, and I'll post them later.

By the way the febreeze plug in is normally $8.49, they are on sale for $6.99 (there is a $5.00 coupon in the recent P&G insert) making them only $1.99 this week, Im going to go back and get a few more.


I believe the Lil swimmers coupon has expired off the sidebar, but still .89 for an 11 pack of Lil swimmers is a great deal at CVS. Check out the new coupons that are on the right side of this page.


Here is what I got at CVS this morning.....
(2) Lil swimmers .89 (90% off)
(2) Flavored Ice .15 each box
Covergirl Makeup $5.49 (get $5.49 back ECB)
Hannah Montana ring pops .9
Coupons used
$1.00 off Covergirl Makeup
(2) $1.50 lil swimmers coupons printed on the right side of this page under the printable coupon column.
Total $4.88 + tax got back $5.79 ECB
Come back later to see how I spend my $5.79 ECB

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Tonight I went to Meijer and here are the best deals I found with coupon match ups......

Ronzoni Pasta .99 (use $1.00 coupon Aug insert)= FREE

Smart Balance buttery spread $1.79 (use .50 coupon Aug insert)= .79

Skippy peanut butter $2.00 (use .40 coupon)= $1.20

Green Giant Steamers frozen veggies $1.34 (use $1.00 coupon Sept insert)= .34

Soft Pretzel $2.00 (use .75 coupon)= $1.25

Hot Pockets $2.00 (use .50 coupon Aug, Sept inserts)= $1.00 (2 in a box)

Chex mix $1.66 (use .50 coupon)= .66

Cheerio snack mix $1.66 (use .50 coupon)= .66


This week at Rite Aid I found these great deals...

1.Always lightdays .99 (use $1.00 coupon 12/31/08 expiration date) = FREE

2. Crest Pro Health toothpaste $2.69 (use $1.00 coupon expires 9/30/08) + get back $2.69 in single check rebate = $1.69 out of pocket get back $2.69 MADE $1.00

3. Revlon mascara $3.99 (use $2.00 coupon off Revlon makeup)= $1.99 (get $1.00 single check rebate back)= .99 after rebate and coupon!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I have been participating in giveaways and hosting giveaways for weeks now, and I am excited to say I AM A WINNER. I won a Bible collection song cd!! This will be great for me to listen to with my son. I won from

What a great gift and blessing as today is our anniversary! Check out the link above, it seems like a wonderful blog.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Get a free sample of Bertolli premium pasta sauce.

Get a sample of Seattle's Best Coffee Click Here .

Thursday, September 25, 2008


It is that time of year again, just when all the halloween and fall items are put out on display the summer clearance racks are marked down BIG TIME. This is the best time to pick up clothes for next summer, and when you start to stock up after a season it will seem like common sense. Old Navy has mark downs as low as .49 for kids tank tops and flip flops for next summer.

I know it is hard to get in the summer mode, but take a look at the clearance racks when you are out and about at any store. Some stores have sales as good as 90% off. You just can't afford to miss sales like these.

Stop by your local Old Navy store for rock bottom prices.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


This week at Rite Aid I found these 2 great deals....

1. Dawn dish soap .99 (use .50 coupon from P&G)= .49

2. Pert Plus 3/$9.99 (use 3 $3.00 coupons expire 10/15/08) = .99 for 3 Pert Plus

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Stop by any BLIMPIE sub shops today and receive a FREE 3 inch turkey sub. For more details click here.

Monday, September 22, 2008


This afternoon I stopped at Kroger and got
1. (2) 4 pack Cottonelle .99 (used 2 .50 coupons)
2. Suave shampoo and conditioner(used $1.50 off 2 coupon)
3. Aquafresh toothpaste $1.00 (used $1.00 coupon)= FREE
Total spent .46 on all these items!!


This week at Kroger Suave shampoo or conditioner is on sale for .88 cents each, there is a coupon for $1.50 off 2 Suave hair products = .26 cents for 2 Suave hair products.

Aqua Fresh toothpaste $1.00 (use .50 coupon expires 10/11/08) = FREE

(I have about 5 of these coupons, looks like we will be stocked up on toothpaste for a while!)

Saturday, September 20, 2008


If you have not done so already print out this coupon for 25 FREE photos at Rite Aid. That's right, Rite Aid is giving away 25 FREE digital photos, a $7.25 value. Thanks Rite Aid!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


This past weekend in the coupon inserts, there was a $3/off 3 Johnson and Johnson products coupon. This counts towards the Buddie bars, which are single bar soaps for kids, and they run .99 cents - $1.19 at most stores. I always get mine at CVS. Anyhow you can get three FREE with that coupon.


Well this week I have put together a coupon package for baby. You will receive name brand coupons for your little one if you win. All you have to do is leave your name and your e-mail address so I can get in touch with you. I will randomly pick a winner Saturday morning. Good Luck!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Little Swimmers .68 cents a pack!!! CVS

Little swimmers are on sale for $2.18 at CVS. Print off the $1.50 coupon on the right hand side of this page and get a pack for .68 cents! Stock up for next summer, or collect some for baby shower gifts etc..

Monday, September 15, 2008


Do you feel like shopping? How about trying on a pair of jeans and receiving a FREE movie ticket to AMC theatres? That is exactly what American Eagle stores are doing!! My sister just gave me this GREAT tip today (Thanks Lisa)! I did some research and found out that if you buy a pair of jeans you get 2 movie tickets. But heck trying on a pair of jeans that you may not purchase and then receiving a FREE movie ticket, sounds pretty good to me!

From what I have researched it looks like this is not a new deal, so this offer expires next week.
So if you have some time this week and want to take the kids to the mall, have them all try on a pair of jeans and then treat them to the movies afterward. You will be the coolest mom ever!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I had (2) more .50 Cottonelle coupons (which Kroger doubles) so I thought why not get 2 more 4 packs of toilet paper FREE. As i am on my way out hubby asks for tea, so at Kroger I notice 48 bags of Lipton Tea on sale for $2.09. Here is the breakdown of what I got....
1. (2) Cottonelle 4 packs of toilet paper .99 each (used (2) .50 coupons) = FREE + overage 2 cents
2. (1) 48 count box of Lipton Tea $2.09 (used .50 coupon Aug. insert) = $1.09
TOTAL = $1.15


As I mentioned earlier this week, CVS summer items are marked down 90%!!

This morning as I stopped in to get my paper, I saw that a pack of Little swimmers were down to $2.18, + I had a coupon for $1.00 off Little swimmers. Total = $1.18

Check out your local CVS for summer clearance. Now is the time to stock up for next summer. It is this kind of mind set that enables you to stock up for the season without breaking the bank.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Do you have a little guy or gal that loves Thomas?
Toys R Us will be featuring a Thomas and Friends Play Date today. Storytime with Thomas the Train and friends and lots of other FREE fun.

Friday, September 12, 2008


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This week at Kroger Cottonell is on sale for .99 (4 pack) use .50 coupon from last month and get them for FREE.

I had (2) coupons and just got 2 FREE 4 packs of toilet paper this morning!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


When we first moved in to our home 5 years ago we planted a blackeyed susan plant that had 4-5 flowers on it. Well one of my good friends is in the landscape business and she told me to "sprinkle" the seeds in the center of the flower in early fall so that the flower would spread. Every year we "sprinkle" these centers along our flower beds and we have watched them grow year after year.
This is a great way to fill your flower beds or give some to your friends to do in their flower beds. They are hearty plants that last most of the summer and they are beautiful. What an inexpensive way to add to your landscape!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I made another CVS run this week and while I was there I noticed the summer clearance sale. It is up to 90% now. Needless to say you can really stock up on summer goodies for next year.

I picked up 2 kiddie sprinklers for .79 each, snorkel sets for .59 each, beach balls for .29 each and some other pool toys. I spent some of my ECB's, so I had no OOP expenses!!

Check out your local CVS to take advantage of these SENSATIONAL deals.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I just had my first experience with cash4books, and it was a great one! By nature I love to
"get rid of things" I no longer use or need. I love to give things away if I know someone can use them or I love to sell things for extra "mad money".

I thought the whole process with cash4books ran smoothly. You basically go through your books and enter an ISBN# on the back of the book to see if and how much you will get. There are so many ways to make extra money online and this is a great resource.

If you have any books you no longer use or need,click on the right hand side of this page and click on cash4books. You have no out of pocket cost,not even for postage!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Great Meijer Deals

Today I went to Meijer and there was a few good deals I thought I would share, aside from the 10/ $10.00 mix or match and the 11th is FREE deal.

1. Aunt Millies bread $1.00 (use .35 coupon Aug. insert)= .30 loaf of bread

2. Aunt Millies muffins (6 count) $1.50 (use .50 coupon Aug. insert)= .50 cents box of 6 muffins.

3. Lysol 1/2 off kitchen cleaner $1.29 (use .50 coupon Aug. insert) = .29 cents

4. Lysol toilet bowl cleaner $1.59 (use .50 coupon Aug. insert) = .59 cents

5. Combos $1.00 (use $1.00 off 2 coupon Sept. insert) = 2 for $1.00

6. Kellog's Pops cereal 2 for $3.00 (use $1.00 / off 2 from Aug. Kellog's coupons)= 2 boxes for $2.00

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Tonight at CVS was Great! The picture is kind of dark due to flash problems on my camera, but here goes.....
1. 2 Chex mix @ $1.00 (used 2 $1.00 off Chex mix coupons) = 2 FREE
2. 2 Quattro Schick Razors (3 packs) B.O.G.O. FREE (used 1/$2 coupon and 1/ $3 coupon from August Smartsource) = 2 for $2.99
3.Right Guard Deodorant $2.99 (used $1.00 coupon August insert) = $1.99 + Get $2.00 ECB
4. Revlon nail polish $3.99 (used $2.00 cvs coupon from scanner in store) = $1.99 + Get $3.00 ECB (MONEY MAKER)
5. Act mouthwash $4.49 (used $1.00 coupon August insert)= $3.49 + Get $2.00 ECB
I used $3.00 ECB from a previous visit and spent $4.39 and got back $7.00 ECB!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Don't forget to pick up your Sunday paper tomorrow! There are lots of coupons inserts this week. Sadly I forgot to get the paper last week:( , so this week I am going to pick up at least 2 papers to stock up on coupons.


We have a winner for the book If you give a pig a pancake. Homemakerhero is the lucky random winner we picked this morning. I will contact you shortly via e-mail. Congrats! Stay tuned for GIVEAWAY #4, possibly another book!

Friday, September 5, 2008


I just have to mention Good Old Days, for any local or metro detroit readers. This will be the 45th annual Richmond Good Old Days Festival. There is so much to do for the family all weekend long. Saturday highlights are the childrens parade at 11:00 a.m. on Main Street and the fireworks show at 10:00p.m and Sunday is the GREAT MICHIGAN PARADE, which starts at 1:30 p.m.

For more details check out There are just TOO many events to highlight.

Our family has been out here in Richmond for about 5 years now and enjoy this weekend very much. The children look forward to the parade every year. I remember our first year out here I wondered why I saw so many chairs lined up on Main St. the night before. Well, everybody picks their spot on Saturday by putting their chair out along Main St.

It is GREAT fun for the whole family and if you have not experienced it, come make new traditions.

Have a Great weekend!


Last night I sat down at the computer with some old books in front of me and checked out Cash4books, located on the upper right hand side of this page. Upon entering all my book codes 5 of them were accepted and I made over $10.00!! They PAY shipping and cut you a check, so there is no out of pocket expenses.

So click on Cash4books and enter in some old books of yours and see how much extra pocket change you can collect!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Check out the new coupons to print on the right hand side of this page and help support this site. THANK YOU!

American Girl doll FREE event

Do you have an American Girl Doll? You will not want to miss the American Girl Doll Craft Creations event, at Michaels craft store. This event is FREE, your child can design shirts or purses for their American Girl dolls. Anyone that is in to American Girl dolls can appreciate this event. Visit your local Michaels store on Sept. 20 from 10:00 am- 2:00 p.m. Check for a location near you.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


This week at Rite Aid I found some good deals using the single check rebate program. Here is what I found....

1. Revlon nail polish $3.99 ( use $2.00 off Revlon coupon from August inserts) and get $1.00 single check rebate. TOTAL = .99 cents

2. Oral B toothbrush $2.99 (use $1.00 coupon 8/31 insert) and get $2.00 single check rebate. TOTAL = FREE

3. Panteen Expressions shampoo or conditioner $4.99 (use$2.00 coupon 8/31 insert and $1.00 in ad coupon) (this is stacking, manufactured coupons with store coupons!) and get $1.99 single check rebate. TOTAL = FREE

Now if you still have the $1.00 off (2) Bic products that you could print off the right hand of this page, use it, as there are Bic markers on sale 3 for .99 cents.

Speaking of coupons you can print on this page, check out the right hand side of this page for the latest variety of new coupons!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


My giveaway this week is a book from scholastic called IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE by Laura Numeroff. This is a great book for little ones or preschoolers. All you have to do to enter is leave your name and an email address for me to get in touch with you. Good Luck.

I will pick a winner this Saturday!!!


With school starting today for my kids I was forced to think about school lunches. At the cost of $2.50 for hot lunch per child, I know it is MUCH cheaper to brown bag it. I was carefully looking at prices today for snacks, veggies, drinks etc for packed lunches.

So this week at Kroger I noticed you could get a 24 pack of Ice Mountain bottled water on sale for $4.00! There is a coupon from last months insert for .50 , so doubled that would be a dollar off. $3.00 for 24 packs of water. That is 12.5 cents per bottle!!!

What a perfect beverage for my kids lunch at a SENSATIONAL price.

Monday, September 1, 2008


WOW- This has been such a busy weekend for us, a reunion and a birthday celebration for two of our kids. (Happy Birthday Alyssa and Nicole!) With school upon us tomorrow and all the running around we did this weekend I have not been "working the deals", im going to have a late start this week. I did notice a SENSATIONAL deal at CVS, especially for new people starting off.

(2) Covergirl Outlast lipcolor (Buy One Get One Free)
use B.O.G.O. Free coupon from this Sunday.....

This is quite addicting and anyone who is not sold on couponing or "playing the drug store game" can not resist FREE deals.
Stay tuned for more CVS deals for this upcoming week, I will post them as soon as I get organized.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


My loyal reader from day 1 has won this GIVEAWAY. The winner is Lisa Doroh. Thank you for your continued support and loyalty. I will get in touch with you soon to redeem your prize. Congratulations and stay tuned for the next GIVEAWAY.

Friday, August 29, 2008


Ever want to try organic products, but they just don't fit the budget? Well I have been trying alot of organics lately (on sale, or with coupons of course!) So here is a sample of Horizon Organic Milk to start you off. Enjoy!

One more great product soy tea light candle.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


I had so much fun with my first giveaway of coupons and had such an overwhelming response, so I thought I would go for Giveaway #2. This week I have (2) Texas Roadhouse Free Kids meals coins. You have to purchase an adult meal per coin, but it is still a great deal for a free kids meal. Again, just leave a comment with a contact back to you and we will pick one lucky winner of (2) Texas Roadhouse kids meals this Saturday morning. Children must be 12 or under. Good Luck.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


This week at kroger I found some pretty good deals to get me even more stocked up for back to school lunches. Remember to go to and pick out your new e-coupons from P and G. You can instantly download coupons to your Kroger Plus card and "stack them" with manufactured coupons. If you have not signed up yet, you won't want to wait any longer. Here are the deals I found to be the best this week..........

1. Tide $5.99 (use $1.00 coupon Aug. P&G and $1.00 e-coupon) = $3.99

2. (2) 4 pack of Hunts pudding $2.00 (use .30 coupon/2 August insert)= $1.40 (2) 4 packs(That's .70 a pack!)

3. Kleenex (3 boxes) @ .88 each(use .50 off 3 coupon August insert)=$1.64 (3) boxes of tissue(That's less than .55 a box of tissue!)

4. Post Honey Bunches of Oats $2.29 (use $1.00 coupon July insert)= $1.29

5. McCormick spices $1.00 (use .25 coupon July insert)= .50 each

6. Ball Park franks B.O.G.O. FREE @ $4.49 (use $1.00 coupon July insert) = $3.49 for two packs.

7.Cottonelle 4 packs .99 (use .50 coupons August insert) = FREE

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


First we are going to start off with some great Meijer deals you can take advantage of by printing coupons on the right side of this page.

1. Curves bars $2.00 (print .75 coupon this page)= $1.25 box of Curves bars.

2. Cocoa Puffs cereal $2.00 (print .75 coupon this page)= $1.25

3. Total cereal $2.00 (print .75 coupon this page)= $1.25

Here are some other great deals I got at Meijer today..........

Chex mix $1.25 (use .50 coupon August coupon insert)= .25 a bag of Chex mix

Aunt Millies homestyle breads $1.25 (use .35 coupon August coupon insert)= .55

Super Pretzel $1.39 (use $1.00 off 2 coupon August insert) = $1.78 for 2 boxes

Purex laundry detergent $2.50 (use .50 coupon August insert) = $1.50

Remember Meijer doubles coupons up to .50 cents. So sometimes it is better to use your coupons doubled for more savings. Sorry about (August insert info) I usually write the date on the coupons I cut out, and this month was so busy I just cut them all out and forgot to write the date on them.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Here are the best deals I found this week at CVS....

Ajax dish soap B.O.G.O. FREE (2) for $1.79- .20 coupon Aug insert= 2 for $1.59.

Kotex Light Days $1.49 - (.75 coupon July insert) = .74 cents + get back $1.49 ECB= FREE + overage.

Stayfree pads 2/$9.00 (use B.O.G.O FREE coupon from June Smart Source) = (2) for $4.50 + get back $5.00 ECB.

Revlon Makeup B.O.G.O. FREE (use 2 $2.00 off coupons from Sunday's paper) = 2 products for FREE or a couple of dollars depending on what you get . (nail polish is $3.49 some lipstick is 5.99).

Softsoap .99 - (.35 coupon Sunday's paper)= .64 cents

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Reader tip: Get your Sunday papers today. There are (2) coupon inserts. Buy your papers at CVS for $1.00 on Sundays and while you are there scan your card at the scanner for instant coupons, then go home and "work your deals". Check back later today for the best deals that I find for CVS this week.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


We have a WINNER..............
Z from Deals r Us has won the coupon giveaway. Thank You everyone for participating. Check back weekly for more Giveaways. Thanks Again.

Friday, August 22, 2008


The Heritage Foundation is offering free pocket copies of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. They even pay the postage! You will be asked to fill out a short form. You will find all the information HERE.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Check out my very first . Lots of coupons! There is still time, just leave a comment and I will randomly pick a winner Saturday morning. I will mail LOTS of coupons to one lucky winner!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Would you like to try organic products for FREE? Then sign up at Savvy Sampler . You will be asked to fill out a form and then be able to try products at no cost.

Upcoming fun in Mount Clemens

Aug 22- 24 Mount Clemens is having Bath City Festival. This is a family festival featuring live music, childrens stage, midway carnival, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks and more. To check out more of the specific details check their website out at (click under events)

The weather has been beautiful all week and from what I hear it is going to continue to be a mild week, which is perfect weather for strolling around a festival.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I have such an over abundance of coupons, so I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway. This would be my very first GIVEAWAY and hope to do many more in the future. Basically I will pick a random winner this Saturday morning and I will mail you ALOT of extra coupons for your coupon collection. Whether you are just starting out or an experienced couponer, leave a message under the comments and I will get in touch with the winner Saturday morning.

Monday, August 18, 2008


This week we are going to talk about detouring the snack foods. If you missed our previous series you can catch up on part 1 and 2 EATING RIGHT WHEN THE BUDGET IS TIGHT PART1 and EATING RIGHT WHEN THE BUDGET IS TIGHT PART 2 .

Snacks and sugary boxes of food are high in sugars and fairly expensive if they are not on sale or if you do not have a coupon. Snacks can take up a big portion of your grocery bill if you allow them to. I try to plan the week of snacks in advance with the sales and coupons. For instance if nachos are on sale for $1.00 a bag, I will pick up a few bags and get shredded cheese and a can of salsa (all on sale of course) and now I have 2 snacks for the week right off the bat. Nachos and cheese melted in the microwave and nachos and salsa. By getting salsa on sale @ $1.00 and nachos on sale @ $1.00 (Krogers this week by the way!) and cheese on sale for say 3/$5.00, the total cost of this snack is fairly inexpensive.

Ive learned to pick up 3 bottles or so of salsa @ $1.00 and wait for nachos to go on sale for $1.00 or $1.50 a bag. The more you budget on your grocery bill the more you will know your bottom line price. For example I will not spend over $1.00 on a jar of salsa. Kroger brand and Meijer brand always have sales on this item for $1.00. Chi Chi's also has coupons all the time on their salsa. So the bottom line is stocking up on food when it is on sale and knowing your food prices and what items go on sale regularly. This all comes with time and experience in budget shopping.

Another way to detour sugary snack foods is stocking up on fresh friut and veggies. When baby carrots go on sale for $1.00 a bag grab 2 or 3 bags and plan snacks or lunch/dinners on this item. Carrots and ranch for dipping, raw carrots plain, steamed baby carrots, etc.

Fruits and veggies also fill you up quicker than salty chips or cookies. So your payoff will be less money on expensive snack foods and a smaller waistline. Stay tuned for EATING RIGHT WHEN THE BUDGET IS TIGHT PART4.


This week at Rite Aid I put together some great deals using the printable coupons on the right hand side of this page. These are the deals I found.....

1.) Dove deodorant $2.99 (print coupon $2.00 off right side of this page)= .99 cents

2.) Bayer Heart Advantage $4.99 (print $2.00 off coupon right side of this page)= $2.99

3.) Natures Bounty vitamins B.O.G.O. FREE (print $1.00 off coupon on side bar for more savings) starting at $4.99 - $1.00 coupon = 2 @ $3.99!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


It is hard to believe I did all my back to school shopping at the beginning of July, but I thought I would still highlight some great deals at Office Depot now through Wednesday...

Acrylic rulers .10 cents each

Office Depot brand school glue .20 cents

Westcott 5" steel scissors .25 cents

12 pack pencils .50 cents

10 pack Paper Mate ballpoint pens .50 cents

Wirebound notebooks 6 pack .99 cents

Note: All of these items have a limit of 5 per customer.

Sharpie fine point permanent markers 5 pack $4.49 value (FREE after mail in rebate)


Here are the best deals I found with minimum $ out of pocket!!

1.) Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara $4.99 (- $1.00 man. coupon from 8/3 redplum insert) + get $2.00 ECB= $1.99 after coupon and ECB

2.) Glade Spray .88 cents (use buy one get one free from 8/3 insert)= (2) for .88 cents.

3.) Puffs tissue .88 cents ( use .25 coupon from 8/3)= .63 box of tissue. (Great for back to school )

4.)Revlon Lash Fantasy Mascara $7.99 (use $2.00 coupon from July smart source insert) Get $5.99 ECB= FREE after coupon and ECB. (GREAT DEAL)

5.) Crest toothpaste or Oral B indicator toothbrush $1.99 (use $1.00 off coupon 8/3 smart source insert) Get $1.00 ECB= FREE after coupon and ECB

If you have several papers from last weekend this is a great way to stock up on toothbrushes for your family. If your anything like me you have accumulated so much toothpaste for FREE, so it is great to start stocking up on some toothbrushes as well.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Get your free chicken sandwich at McDonalds with a purchase of a medium or large drink by clicking here free Southern Style Chicken.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Freebie Friday is being posted late today, (sorry) we have had lots going on, my oldest started basketball practice today, we are trying to plan 2 kiddie birthday parties for my 2 daughters, as their birthdays are approaching in the upcoming weeks and we were weeding the outside today. (WHEW!)

Anyhow, my friend Theresa sent me a link over this morning on learning how to knit for free by watching a video. I thought that was so cool, as I have been wanting my oldest daughter to learn, and she is expressing some interest. So anyhow I thought that would be a great FREEBIE FRIDAY. Here is the website

There is also another type of knitting available if the above link is to intimidating. Children do very well at this type of knitting called loom knitting. Both of these types of knitting can be watched on a video for FREE. Here is the other link

Hope you all enjoy, and maybe soon we can post pictures of the pieces we have knitted and show them off!


If you have a Kroger Plus Card, more than likely you receive Kroger coupons in the mail. Last week I received a coupon booklet with lots of great coupons. One of the coupons I received was spend $10.00 in the produce department get $4.00 off. This week Kroger has mix or match 10/$10.00 on produce....
Driscoll's raspberries $1.00
green beans, zucchini, squash $1.00lb
eggplant, hot house cucumbers$1.00
Dole salad or spinach$1.00 bag
Kroger mini carrots $1.00
With the $4.00 coupon and (2) .55 dole coupons I had from a recent insert I got 10 produce items for $4.90!!
Hopefully you all can get this great deal if you received that coupon and had some Dole coupons on hand.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Don't forget the Armada Fair is running through this Sunday, there are alot of fun things to do for the kids. Check the website out at

Another fun option this weekend is the Woodward Dream Cruise. You can enjoy 16 miles of vintage vehicles and hotrods up and down Woodward Avenue. If you have not yet brought the kids to this event I highly recommend this experience. Check the website out at as there is alot of fun planned for kids as well as hot rod lovin adults.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


This week at Rite Aid I noticed a couple more great finds....

Bic products 2 for $1.00
use $1.00 off /2 coupon from 8/3 Smartsource= 2 Bic products FREE

Fructis Brillantine Shine drops (for hair)
$2.99 Get $2.99 single check rebate
Use $1.00 off from May, June or July Redplum insert = FREE + $1.00 profit

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


This week there are some great deals for back to school supplies. These are the best deals I have found....

Crayola 24 ct crayons = 2 for $1.00

Elmers glue = 3 for .99 cents

wireless notebooks= 3 for .99 cents

Bic permanent markers 2 for $1.00


Last week we talked about cooking at home more often to save money on your grocery bill, you can see part one EATING RIGHT WHEN THE BUDGET IS TIGHT PART1.

Today we are going to talk about a budget -friendly way to buy lunch meat for back to school lunches. To save money on chicken or turkey lunchmeat, I have found it cheaper to roast a whole turkey or chicken when they are sale. After it is cooked you simply slice it up and put it in individual baggies in the freezer.

This also works great for some mid- week dinner ideas such as casseroles. This is a whole lot cheaper than buying lunch meat at the deli and alot less sodium. By roasting a whole turkey or chicken you can buy lunch meat less often, as this should last you the whole month.

It's fun to see what you can come up with as the possibilites are endless, such as using marinades or BBQ sauces. Let me know if you have a tip on roasting a turkey or chicken, you can share your idea in the comments.


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Monday, August 11, 2008



Buy (2) Lamisil foot cream @$7.59 each=$15.18
Use (2) $4.00 Lamisil coupons 7/20 Smartsource coupon insert
Use 2/off $10.00 purchase at CVS

Spend=$5.18 GET BACK $ 10.00 ECB (That is a good amount to play with for next week)

Meijer with printable coupons on this page

This week at Meijer I have come up with a few deals that you can enjoy by printing some coupons on the right side of this page. Here goes....

1.) Cheerios $1.80 a box (.55 cent and .75 cent coupons)= $1.05-$1.25 a box!)

2.) Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $3.60 for 2 boxes (.80 cent coupon) = (2) boxes for $2.80 (Not to bad, that is like $1.40 a box)

3.) Cheerios Snack Mix $1.66 a bag (.60 cent coupon)= $1.06 a bag

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Buy one Childrens Advil $5.79 ( here is a $1 coupon ) get $5.79 ECB

Buy one Right Guard sport deodorant @ $3.29 get one FREE(use 2 $1.00 off coupons 8/10 paper = (2) for $1.29

Buy one Arizona tea get one free (2) for .99 cents

Subtotal=$10.07 +tax (use $2/10 cvs coupon) +coupons mentioned above
Spend $ 5.00+ tax get back $5.79ECB

Saturday, August 9, 2008


In this series we will be talking about basic ways to save money on groceries and keeping more money in your wallet. There are plenty of ways to save at the grocery store, a big way to save is to cook at home and limit the number of times you eat out.

It is easier to cook at home if you have a plan for the week and well stocked cabinets. By coupon shopping you will stock up on items when they are on sale and you will begin to see your stockpile grow. If your tired of the same dinners and need some basic recipes read this 20 for 20 article for help on what to stock up on.

If anybody wants to share a favorite recipe please do so. Stay tuned for more on Eating right when the budget is tight.


Don't forget to get your Sunday paper(s) tomorrow and head back here for CVS deals for the upcoming week. I heard there is going to be 4 coupon inserts in the Sunday paper (yeah!) So as always for double the savings pick up at least 2 papers and we will go over all the great deals.


The "Best little country fair in Michigan" the Armada Fair will run August 12-17.
Lot's of people come out with their families to this country fair. There are so many lists of activities to do for the family, so the best way to see what is happening all week is to go to their website

Friday, August 8, 2008


Get your FREE sample of Sundance Organic Life Tea here

This is a great way to introduce organic products in your diet. I try to buy at least one organic product a week to try. Organic food is a bit more expensive, but introducing them slowly to your budget, you can pick and choose which ones work well for your family/lifestyle.


Get your free Head and Shoulders sample by clicking here


Get $6.00 worth of coupons for Cheerios for filling out the Cheerios Challenge CLICK HERE

This is just in time for back to school mornings.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Im a big fan of Dr. James Dobson and I have read many of his books. My husband and I have been getting FOCUS ON THE FAMILY for the last several years. In each issue there are articles related to parenting, marriage, salvation and faith just to name a few. This is good strong christian reading to have lying around your home or to share with others.

GET YOUR Focus on the Family Magazine Free Subscription


My children and I were taking a walk this evening admiring all the beautiful flower beds in the neighborhood. We didn't do much in the way of planting flowers this year. I really want to learn what flowers do well in sunlight and shade and design a beautiful flower bed in my own yard.

So I came acoss a FREE subscription to GARDEN CENTER (thanks mom is broke)
My hopes are to be inspired all winter and learn through this free magazine and design some beautiful flower beds for my own yard.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Check out the right hand side of this page listed CASH4BOOKS. You can enter pin numbers on the back of books that you may want to sell and this website will tell you if they are currently buying that paticular book and how much they will pay you. What a great way to declutter your home and get paid. Cash4books pays shipping also, so you are not out any money. Check it out. It is a great way for your kids to go through their stuff too, and maybe make a little pocket money.


It is back again. This is a great 14 day supply of vitamins. I have gotten a few of these free samples within the last few months and yet again they are offering another 14 day supply. GET YOUR Free 14 day Supply of NatureMade Vitamins


If you have not yet tried Rite Aid single check rebates, I think this would be an easy transaction for you to try. Basically Rite Aid does not have a store card you scan for discounts. Rite Aid offers single check rebates. It is a little complicated to start off, but you will easily get the hang of it after a few transactions and a little research. The nice thing about the rebate checks is that you will receive a check to spend however you would like, unlike ECB at CVS that have to be spent at the store. So if you would like to get FREE products and in the meantime generate some checks coming in every month I would recommend Rite Aid rebate checks.
The nice thing about Rite Aid, is that you can enter your rebate info online(saving on stamps and envelopes).

Here is the FREE deals....

Gillette Mens shampoo $4.49 -($1.00) coupon from Sundays paper ($3.49 rebate) FREE

Revlon nail polish $2.99 ($1.00 off Revlon coupon)= $1.99 ($2.99 rebate)= FREE + made $1.00

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


For my local readers....
There is some fun to be had in Shelby Township throughout this week! Wednesday Aug.6 Spectacular fireworks display at RiverBend Park(Ryan Rd Entrance). Rick Lieder's Margaritaville band will perform at 7:30p.m.

Also on Thursday August 7 the BEE MOVIE will be playing at Shelby Township Historic Packard Proving Grounds. Gates open at 8:00 p.m. It would be a good idea to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs and snacks for the kids.
Thanks to my 2 Lisa's for the great info!


Today I had the experience of introducing my mom to some SENSATIONAL CVS deals. It is so fun to show people how much they can start saving by "playing the game" and shopping with the ads and coupons together. Here is what my mom got on her first visit....
(2) Covergirl makeup products
(2) Sure deodarant
(1) Crest toothpaste
This would be $29.85 + tax worth of products, but by using the coupons I showed her she spent $3.18 + tax. Here is how....

Covergirl makeup (B.O.G.O. free) (B.O.G.O. free coupon)= (2) FREE

Sure deodarant( $3.69- (2) $1.00 off Sure coupons= (2) $1.69

Crest toothpaste $2.49 - ($1.00 coupon)= $1.49 + EARN $1.50 ECB for your next visit.

My mom was thrilled not only by the great savings but to actually be getting money back to spend on her next visit, which meant she really got all this for $1.68!!
I love showing new people how to do this. Especially if they are talking about how expensive grocery shopping is getting or if they are going through financial difficulties. If you have recently showed somebody new how to shop CVS please share your story.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Do you have a toddler? Or are you in the midst of potty training? With my third child being 15 months old it is still too soon to potty train him, but I saw the coolest promotion from pampers. This is a nice kit to have on hand when you want to take on potty training.
FREE Potty Training Kit from Easy Ups Trainers!


Print the coupons on the right side of this page for great savings.

Cheerios on sale for $1.88 print .55 cents coupon= $1.33

Cinnamon Toast Crunch on sale $1.88 print .55 cents coupon= $1.33

Fiber One chewy bars on sale for $1.88 print .60 cents coupon= $1.28

This would be a great way to stock up on cereal for those busy back to school mornings. I know it's still August and we are enjoying the summer so much, but it is great to be prepared for those crazy mornings LOL!


Dont forget the first time you use your CVS card in August you will receive a FREE gift at the bottom of your receipt. I received a 24 count bottle of CVS brand aspirin. Don't you just love CVS!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I have been having fun with this week's deals. I wanted to post a specific deal for the newcomers.
Here it is...

1 crest scope toothpaste= $2.49+ ($1.00 off P&G coupon today)+$1.50 ECB= FREE+ penny

1 crest scope toothpaste=$2.49 +($1.00 off P&G coupon today) +$1.50 ECB= FREE +penny

2 covergirl clean powder $5.49 B.O.G.O. Free + (B.O.G.O. free P&G coupon today)= (2) cover girl powders FREE

2 Pert Plus $3.99 each B.O.G.O. Free+ (2) $2.00 off coupons P&G= FREE+ penny

2 Post cereal B.O.G.O. Free $4.59 + $1.00 off coupon July insert = 2 boxes cereal $3.59

1 CVS toddler wipes $1.49

Now the first coupon I gave was $4 off $20.00 purchase then I gave all the coupons i mentioned above and I used $1.00 ECB from last week. My total was $3.71 + I earned $3.00 ECB

Let me know your SENSATIONAl DEALS this week, I think this is a great week to start playing the CVS game. Remember, I can't stress this enough - buy at least 2 papers. I am going to go back and duplicate this same scenario.


There are alot of GREAT coupons in today's paper. Alot of the upcoming deals I post this week are going to have alot of coupons from today. So go get at least a couple of paper's. There is also a special from Kellogg's for $25.00 in coupons!!!


I thought this week at CVS was a lot more promising than last week. Here are the best deals I found.....

B.O.G.O. Free Post cereal$4.29- ($1.00 man. coupon July insert)= (2) boxes of Post = $3.29

Dawn dish soap .88 cents x2 = $1.76 - ($1.00 off 2 man coupon 8/3 P&G)= 2 for .76 cents

Covergirl B.O.G.O Free liquid foundation $8.99- (B.O.G.O. free man coupon today P&G)= (2) covergirl face products FREE

2 Crest toothpaste @$2.49 each and 2 Oral B toothbrushes @$2.49 each use (4) $1.00 coupons today P&G= $5.96 + tax get back $1.50 ECB on each = $6.00 ECB

B.O.G.O Free Pert Plus shampoo or conditioner $3.69 use (2) $2.00 off coupons 8/3 P&G book=
(2) Pert Plus FREE+ overage.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


My sister -in-law sent me an e-mail awhile back, it was an e-cookbook with awesome recipes compiled from famous restaurants and well known products. This is a nice reference to have on hand in your kitchen for meal planning. Here is the link cookbook.pdf , hope you all enjoy.

Meijer deals with printable coupons

Totino's Pizza Rolls = $1.00 - .35 cent coupon (right side)= .30 cent a box of Totino rolls.

18 0z Cheerios $2.50- .55 cent coupon(right side)= $1.95

Cinnamon Toast Crunch 17oz $2.50-.55 cent coupon(right side)= $1.95

Pillsbury Ready To Bake cookie dough $2.00 - $1.00 off 2 coupon(right side)= (2) for $3.00

Rite Aid Deals with printable coupons

Here are a few deals from Rite Aid along with the coupons on the right(ready to print).

Bausch and Lom ReNu $9.99 + $9.99 rebate
+ $1.00 off coupon(print on the right)= $8.99 out of pocket $9.99 rebate check!

Lever 2000 $1.99 ($1.00 off coupon on the right of this page)= .99 Lever 2000

Farmers Market

Every Sunday 10 am-2pm until October 25 New Baltimore will hold a farmers market. Vendors will be situated in the lot between the police station and recreation center on Washington St. There will be fresh produce, plants and crafts. What a great way to give back to local farmers. Last weekend was the first and produce was sold out. If you are local or want to take a nice Sunday morning drive, I would encourage you to stop by.

New coupons to print

Check out the new coupons on the right side of this page. Lots of snack coupons for back to school lunches!

Sitemeter problems

Due to a bug with sitemeter we were temporarily unable to post from yesterday at mid afternoon until late morning today. All looks well now, sorry for the delay.

Friday, August 1, 2008

August ECB's at CVS

Don't forget to pick up an August ECB book at CVS today as it is the first day of August. The book is good all month and with the weekend coupons coming it is a great way to start working some deals for next week. Also I mentioned in an earlier post to scan your card at the new coupon machines at CVS. If your store has a new machine,simply scan your card for instant coupons. These machines generate alot of $4 off $20.00 purchases and $3 off $15.00 purchases.


Here are some free samples Betty Crocker coupons and Free trial pair of Acuvue contacts
Thanks coupon mom.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fun Freebie at Home Depot

Home Depot has a workshop for kids on the first Saturday of each month. The kids make really neat things like birdhouses or flag stands, etc. The workshops run from 9:00 - noon and the kids receive a pin and apron. Kids ages 5-12 can participate. This is a great day for dads and kids to do something together, & mom can have a "free morning herself".

Memphis Days

Attention all garage sale junkies, the city of Memphis is having their annual city wide yard sales. Memphis is just north of Richmond Mi on M-19. I have been going here for a few years now and the great thing about this town is the participation of the homeowners. It is a great weekend to walk around and find some bargains.


Tomorrow Friday August 1, enjoy movie night at the park in Ray Township. Alvin and the Chipmunks will be playing at 8:45 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair, they will have refreshments for .25 cents. There is also going to be a moonwalk. All of this is FREE.

The address is 64255 Wolcott Rd.
The phone # is (586) 749-5171 in case you have any other questions.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

CVS $20.00 money maker

The one touch ultra smart blood glucose monitroing systems are $29.99 with a mail in rebate of $29.99. FREE. The sweet part about this deal is a $20.00 off coupon in Sunday's paper. So initially you are out of pocket $9.99, but will receive a $29.99 rebate check in the mail!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CVS or Rite Aid?

Readers vote on your favotite program CVS ECB's or Rite Aid rebate checks. You can vote on the right hand side of this page. The poll is open for 6 more days!!! You may also leave comments for "new" readers to compare the two stores.

Rite Aid deals and rebates for this week

Here are the best deals I have found at Rite Aid this week....

1. Kotex pads- $2.99 - ($1.00 man. coupon July insert)= $1.99 ( $2.99 rebate) MADE $1.00

2. Colgate toothpaste .99 cent ( there are several $1.00 off coupons from June and July and if you bought multiple papers every week you can stock up on toothpaste) FREE

3. Garnier Fructis Conditioner Mask $2.99 - ($1.00 man. coupon)= $1.99 ($2.99 rebate) MADE $1.00

4. Garnier Fructis shampoo or conditioner $2.99 ($1.00 man. coupon)= $1.99 MADE $1.00

NOTE: Rite Aid rebates: go to and click on single check rebate. You can type in all your information on line (save on stamps) and collect a rebate check every month. You are only allowed 1 rebate per item per month unless otherwise noted. This is similar to CVS Extra Care Bucks, but you will receive a check in the mail (you do not have to spend it at Rite Aid). When you are filling out the rebate for the month DO NOT click "send my check" until you are sure you are done for the month. Once you click #3 (send my check) you will not be allowed to do anymore rebates that month.

Monday, July 28, 2008


Here are the best deals I found....

1.Revlon limited edition collection make up $9.99 - $2.00 man coupon)= $7.99 + $9.99 ECB

2. Bandaids $2.99 - $1.00 man coupon from June insert(there is a .50 coupon from this Sundays insert) = $1.99 + 2.99 ECB

3. Palmolive dish soap B.O.G.O. FREE $1.59 - (2) .25 cent coupons Sundays insert= $1.09

So with all these above deals I made $3.00


Here is a great scenario to get 10 things on Kroger Mega Event this week for $4.05 + tax.
Remember if you buy 10 participating items you get $5.00 off.
These items all came to $1.00 each plus I used manufactured coupons.

1. Irish spring soap 3 pack= $1.00- (man coupon .30)= .40 cents

2. Irish spring soap 3 pack =$1.00 - (man coupon.30)= .40 cents

3. Speed stick deodarant= $1.00 - (.75 man coupon )= .25 cents

4. Lady speed stick deodarant = $1.00 - ($1.00 man coupon)= FREE

5.Softsoap liquid soap $1.00- (.35 man coupon)= .30 cents

6. Softsoap liquid soap $1.00 - (.35 man coupon)= .30 cents

(all above coupons were from this past Sundays inserts)

7.Brawny paper towel$1.00- (.50 man coupon)= FREE

8. Daisy sour cream$1.00- (.60 man coupon)= .40 cents

9. Kroger Apple juice $1.00 no coupon= $1.00

10. Lenders bagels $1.00 no coupon =$1.00

NOTE: I bought the apple juice and bagels as a "filler" because you need to buy 10 in order to get them all for $1.00.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


At Stoney Creek Roadhouse kids eat free on Sunday. This restuarant is located on 26 Mile Rd just east of Dequinder. The phone number is (586) 781-9108


And yet another GREAT back to school stock up sale. The highlight's for this week are.....

12" ring binder rulers = 1 penny

Sharpie mini Hi Lighters= .5 cents

Large erasers= .25 cents

Blunt pointed 5" scissors= .25 cents


Now through August 8 you can receive $5.00 off at Border. Go here and pick out a book for $5.00 or less and get it FREE. Enter this code BR41925. You may also have it shipped to your local Border book store for FREE.

Thanks to mom is broke and money saving mom for this deal!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Getting a nice collection of coupons

People often ask how I accumulate so many coupons. So I thought I would suggest a few ways to start collecting them if you are new to coupons.

1. Buy a few papers on Sunday. If there is a great deal in the store, by having multiple papers you will have multiple coupons of the items you buy regularly or for the weekly specials that are on sale.

2. Ask people. My mom and a few friends just don't take the time to use coupons. So they give me their inserts from their weekend papers.

3. Look through magazines that you read. Alot of times there will be coupons in them.

4. Trade coupons with others. I have a few friends and sister who give me all the diaper coupons as I have a child in diapers.

5. Internet coupons. You can print and cut out coupons on the internet. You can check out the coupons on the right hand side of this page. (Just make sure you have a color printer). Most stores do not accept black and white printed coupons.

If you continue to do these things week after week you will be amazed at how many coupons you will accumulate.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Get a free sample of Eucerin cream.
Try a free sample of Oatmeal Crisp cereal.

FREEBIES for teachers and homeschool moms

Teachers and homeschool moms go here to check out the dates for your Staples Teacher Appreciation Event. You will receive a free tote and goodies. Check it out for details.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kroger deals

This week if you buy any 10 items in the Mega mix and match event you get $5.00 instantly off your bill. Along with manufactured coupons here are the best deals I found...

Kellogs Rice Krispies cereal $1.50 - ($1.oo coupon from internet)= .50 cents

Kroger apple juice $1.00 - (.35cent kroger coupon doubled to 70 cent)= .30 cents

Brawny paper towels $1.00 ( $1.00 coupon June inserts)= FREE

Lysol cleaners $1.50 ( 50 cent coupon July inserts) .50 cents (remember Kroger doubles up to .50 cents)

Edwards singles cakes- pies $1.50 ($1.00/2 coupon July inserts) = 2/$2.00

Sargento cheese $1.50 bag ($1.00 off 2 June inserts)= 2 bags for $1.00 each

Skintimate shave cream $1.50 (.55 cent coupon)= .95 cents


Saturday July 26 FREE MOVIE AT THE PARK.
Pollard Park in Chesterfield Township is playing Bridge to Terabithia on big screen in the park. Gates open at 8:00 pm bring a blanket, snacks etc for a good time. Pollard Park is located w off I-94, the address is 55550 New Haven Rd.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


This is a nice grocery list reference to use on your trips to the store to better keep you organized Scott Products.

Back to school savings at K Mart

Don't forget you can get 2 Bic products at K-mart this week for .98 cents by printing the $1.00 off of 2 bic products coupon on the left hand side of this page. (just scroll through arrows)
Certain Bic products like pens and white out, etc are on sale this week for .99 cents each.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

14 day supply of vitamins FREE

I got my 14 day supply of Natures Made vitamins yesterday in the mail. So I thought I would post this link so you can get your FREE 14 day supply of Multi Complete,
These are really good vitamins and they usually run specials in the stores on this brand along with coupons in Sunday paper. So try them.

Monday, July 21, 2008

$1.00 movies AMC Theaters

Don't forget the $1.00 movies this summer on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. This Wednesday is the BEE MOVIE. Go to for locations.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Sunday July20 STOCK UP SALE FOR $3.22

2 Loreal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner (B.O.G.O. Free) = $4.99

2 Trident Xtra Care (B.O.G.O. Free)= $1.49

2 Revlon Makeup products(B.O.G.O. Free) = $3.49

2 ALL Laundry Detergent (B.O.G.O. Free)= $5.79

Total $15.76 (16.70 = tax)

Coupons Used
B.O.G.O. Free Loreal Vive Pro (last week paper)
B.O.G.O. Free Trident gum(Sunday paper)
$2.00 off Revlon makeup products(Sunday paper)
2 $1.00 off ALL Detergent(man. coupon)
$ 3 off $15 coupon CVS

Total= 3.22 + $1 ECB earned from gum (I could of used my $3.99 Ecb from last week, but I left it at home and $3.22 for all this is great).

Note- Some people are having trouble with the BOGO deals along with the matching BOGO coupons, but as I have been told they counter act each other and the item SHOULD be FREE. I guess it depends on your store or cashier. I have not had any problems of yet. GOOD LUCK!
Please Leave a comment if your store has given you a problem.

Check out the $5 challenge at Keeping the Kingdom First,

Saturday, July 19, 2008

2 Free magazine subscriptions

Living the Country Life

Outdoor Life or Field and Stream


Starting Sunday July 20-

One subject notebooks .09 cent each
Elmers glue sticks and glue 5 for $1.00
2 pocket folders .09 cents each
Rose Art colored pencils 12 ct and select supplies 4 for $1.00
Bic products (pens 10 ct and white out) .99 cents each (print $1.00 /2 off coupon on the right hand side of this page) Get 2 Bic products for .98 cent

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fun things to do this weekend

Romeo Annual Sidewalk Sale- Fri,Sat July 18,19- 10-6 and Sunday July 20- 10-4.

Addison Township Strawberry Festival- Saturday July 19
Enjoy craft booths,storytellers,clowns,dancers,bike parade,giant slide,moonwalk,strawberry sundaes and much more. Visit for more info.

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair- July 16-19. Live performances,art and much more. Visit for more details.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Are you a new mom or pregnant? Sign up here for American Baby -magazine.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I had Extra Care Bucks left over from last week and went to CVS tonight to spend them . I was so impressed with the photo book deal this week. They have two deals,one photo book is $3.99 and the other is $7.99. On either deal you get the same amount you spent back in Extra Care Bucks. So it is FREE. These are from digital photos and you can "create" a photo book with different backrounds.
I bought the $3.99 book and used my $3.98 ECB so i spent a penny and got back $3.99 ECB.
This deal is good until Saturday.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Tomorrow Wednesday July 16 McDonald's will be giving away FREE iced coffee from 7a.m-7p.m.

Homeschool FREEBIES

There is great website that has a daily FREE download Mon-Fri for homeschoolers. Check out (Thanks Theresa!)

Second Dinner FREE Andiamo Restaurants

Don't forget all month long you can enjoy a second dinner free at Andiamos. Just go to for unlimited coupons for the month of July. There are multiple locations.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Go to and sign up for a free sippy cup. Once you are on the website click special offers and sign up for the sippy cup.


At Rite Aid Lysol neutra air is on sale for buy one get one free along with Loreal Vive Pro products. There was a buy one get one free coupon in Sundays paper for Loreal, and one for Lysol back in May/June? So you will get 2 Lysol Neutra air and 2 Loreal Vive Pro products FREE.

Note: When a store has a buy one get one free deal and you have a coupon for buy one get one free, the items are FREE, you just pay taxes.

Example: today both Loreal shampoo's were $4.99 each and both Lysol spray were $2.99 each, my total should have been$15.96, but I only had to pay for tax.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Transaction #1

Excedrin 24 count=$ 4.79
Excedrin 24 count =$4.79
Excedrin pm =$5.29
Excedrin pm=$5.29
21.36 with tax
- $4/20
-(4)$2.00 off coupons
-$3.00 cvs coupon for excedrin
-$2.00 Extra Care Bucks from last week =$4.36+ Get back $10.00 ECB for spending $20.00 on Excedrin!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Here are some great specials at Meijer this coming week.....

Suave Body Wash 3 for $5.00 - (B.O.G.O. free coupon and (2).50 cent coupon (u promise coupon insert June)= $1.34 for all three.

Softsoap liquid$1.50 - $1.00 coupon May insert= .50 cent

Suave deodorant= $1.69- .75 cent coupon= .94 cent

2 Oscar Mayer hot dogs$3.00 - $1.00/2 coupon June insert= $2.00/2

Friday, July 11, 2008

Free samples

I have gathered some free samples,
Aveeno sample and coupon and True Lemon/True Lime/True Orange samples( true lemon, lime and orange samples are wonderful). My sister put some of the lemon flavor on her fish the other night and said it had a great taste!

Similac coupons

Are you pregnant or a new mom? Sign up for Similac Strong Moms program. You will receive $5.00 off coupons for Similac, free gifts and tips on baby. Visit and sign up under Strong Moms.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Free slurpee friday!!!

On Friday July 11 a.k.a 7.11 you can receive a FREE slurpee at participating 7-11 stores while supplies last. 7-11 is celebrating it's 81st birthday.