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.

Great Lakes Crossing Mall Auburn Hills

This Weekend: Bass Pro Outdoor World Annual Kids Weekend
July 12-13 from 11-5

Kids will enjoy face painting,indoor activites, outdoor adventures, scavenger hunts, educational classes and more.

While you are there you should sign your child up for CLUB GLC, your child will receive free things and special discounts and a gift on their birthday.

1- 800-SHOP GLC

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fun events this weekend

2008 American Polish Festival at Freedom Hill on Metro Parkway in Sterling Heights.
July 11- 13 (polka dances, waltz and other mixed dances)
Great Polish food and family fun. Free. 7$ parking
Contact info (586) 731-2866

Art in the Park- Plymouth
July 11-13
Over 450 artists from around the country, art, music, food and fun.
Contact info (734)454-1314


So I venture out for back to school supplies tonight along with a good friend(thanks Lisa)
First we hit Staples and got our 8 pack of pencils for 1 penny (limit 2) the nice cashier let us do several transactions each, so I got 6 packs of pencils for 6cent! Then we got some folders for a penny each, they were out of Purell hand sanitizer(what do you expect we were their last customers for the night) then we head over to Wal Mart for some SURPRISE specials.

150 sheets paper .50 cents
1 subject notebooks .5 cents
24 count crayons .22 cents
2 pack glue sticks .22cents
Crayola markers and colored pencils 12 pack .88 cents each.
Ahh it feels good to have back to school supply shopping done and over with.
So head on out to Wal Mart as these items are going quickly!!!!!!!

Printable Coupons on the right

There is a new Printable Coupon bar on the right hand side of this page, with many coupons to choose from. I am also working on getting some more sponsors and freebies, stay tuned.....

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Back to school sales are arriving early everywhere. Today and tommorrow at Staples you can get pocket folders(solid colors), #2 8 pack of pencils and 0.5 oz bottles of Purell hand sanitizers for 1 penny each. Go to to find a store near you and click on weekly ads on the bottom left of the screen to view the weekly ad.

New CVS scanner

I thought i would mention the new scanners at most CVS stores. When you enter the store you will see a red scanner, swipe your CVS Extra Care card and you will receive printed coupons for the store right then and there. I almost always get a $3 off $15.00 cvs brand coupon or $4 off $20.00 coupon. These are great coupons to stack with manufactured coupons. So even if your just popping in for an item or two, swipe your card through the scanner.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Back to school savings

Wal Mart super cheap back to school deals are coming up in July. They normally go unadvertised, but the prices are sensational. Im going to stop in there at the end of the week and check it out. Last year I got both my kids supplies for under $5.00. We get the school supply list at the end of the previous school year, so that helps, but folders, crayons, glue, glue sticks etc are all 5-10 cents. Crayola also has deals on markers and colored pencils for under 50 cents. So look out for these deals at Wal Mart.

Coffee Mate Coupon at Kroger

I keep getting a 50 cent off coupon for Coffee Mate Creamer with my receipt at Kroger. They double it and it has been on sale for $2.19 for a few weeks now, so $1.19 for flavored creamer is not bad. We keep making chilled coffee with ice cubes and flavored creamer. Yumm.

Free Craft Activity this Saturday

On Saturday July 12 kids can enjoy making beaded necklaces at Lakeshore Learning Store from 11-3. The phone number is (586) 803-1435. Children must be 3 years or older to participate. The address is 12210 Hall Rd, Sterling Heights Mi.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

More movie nights in the park

Ray Township is playing Over The Hedge Friday July 11 at 8:15
Bring blanket and enjoy the evening.

Chesterfield Township Pollard Park is playing Ratatouille Saturday July 19 gates open at 8:00p.m.


On some of these deals you will notice that I had 2 coupons because I bought 2 Sunday papers. It is a good idea to buy at least 2 or receive a 2nd one from someone you know who doesn't use coupons.

2 Dawn soaps @ $2.00 - (2 $1.00 off coupons= FREE) + $1.ooECB.

1 Covergirl Lashblast Mascara (b.o.g.o free) & $1.00 off coupon, 1Covergirl Outlast Lipcolor,1 Covergirl eye shadow(free from Sunday paper when you buy a covergirl mascara) $8.99 for all 3 Covergirl makeup products.

Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste $1.99, - $1.00 off coupon from May insert = .99 cents.

Pert Plus 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner 2 for $5.00 - (2) $2.00 off coupons from June insert =
$1.00 for 2 bottles of Pert Plus.

Not a whole lot of ECB earned this week, but alot of great stuff.

Bluewater Summerfest July 8-July 13

Downtown Port Huron-
carnival midway, parade and concert by Air Margaritaville 6:30 p.m. Wednesday July 9. at Mcmorran parking lot.
Free admission (charge for carnival rides)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Andiamo 2nd Dinner FREE

Here is another sensational restaurant deal for (Michigan readers).
Go to and receive unlimited coupons of Buy one dinner receive second dinner FREE the entire month of JULY. There are no limits to how many times you can use these coupons so check it out, there are many locations in the Metro Detroit area.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Free Kids Meals

I compiled a list of some restaurants that are around me and have "free kids meals or very inexpensive meals for kids".

- Texas Roadhouse- (Tuesday)- 12 and under eat free
- Champs -(Tuesday)- kids eat free
- TGIFridays -(Mon and Tues) 3 and under eat free(this helps me for 1 child)
- Boston Market -99 cents kids meals daily with an adult purchase
-Beef O Brady's Tuesday -4-8p.m. 12 and under eat free with an adult purchase
- Rio Wraps also has kids specials all locations are different.

It is probably a good idea to check out your locations to make sure they participate.

Reminder about Lysol products

Remember that Lysol is half off at Meijer this week and there were a ton of 50 cent off Lysol coupons in May and June coupon inserts. You can get Lysol toilet cleaner, kitchen spray, wipes all purpose cleaners and more today and tomorrow. Remember Meijer doubles up to 50 cents so you will be getting $1.00 off these cleaners, making them range in price from about 29 cents to 59 cents. This is a great way to stock up on cleaners.

Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A few more CVS deals this week

I went back to CVS to spend my Extra Care Bucks and noticed these few deals...

Right Guard deodarant 6.99
-1.00 coupon May insert
=$5.99 + get $5.00 ECB (get it for 99cents)

Colgate Total $1.77
- 1.00 coupon May insert
= .77 cents

Renuzit adjustable air freshner 77cents
.55 cents coupon (May insert) on 3= $1.76 for 3 of them

Natures Made vitamins(b.o.g.o free)($4.19-42.99) There is a $1.oo off coupon from June insert.

Metro Detroit Mount Clemens



Rosco the clown at Metrobeach Metropark
Registration required call 586 463-4581

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Kids Bowl Free

This summer kids can bowl 2 games of bowling for free daily . Go to
This goes on until Aug.23. Although none of the bowling alleys are near me I thought this was a good deal to post.

K MART Stock up on cereal

At K Mart General Mills cereal are $1.49 when you buy 4.
Use (2) $1.00 off 2 boxes coupon from May and June inserts and get 4 boxes for $3.96
$5.96- $2.00 coupons= $3.96


With the fourth of July right around the corner(for all you Michigan readers) check out . There is a huge list of dates and cities that are having fireworks displays for the fourth and well beyond into the summer months.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

P&G e-coupons

Today the new P&G e-coupons are available on-line. This is a great way to save even more money, because you can use your manufactured coupons along with the e-coupons for sensational savings. Kroger offers this service. Log onto and go over to the far right where you will see P&G e-saver. Just click on it and sign up. (it's free). Once you sign up you check the boxes of the coupons you want added to your Kroger Plus card (so have that handy), and if you do not have a Kroger Plus card you can sign up for one in the store. Within an hour the coupons are loaded and ready to use on your card. I will post some sensational deals on this later.

$1.00 Summer Movies

Wednesday mornings at 10:00a.m. at AMC theatres children can enjoy $1.00 movies from June25- Aug 6. Check out for locations and show information.

Meijers Next to Nothing Deals

Here are some Free to almost nothing deals....

*Chi Chi's salsa- .99 - .55 coupon May insert = $. 44
*Lawrys marinades .99 - .50 coupon May insert= FREE
(meijers doubles coupons up to 50 cent)
*Lysol - 1/2 off - ( 1.29-1.59) - .50 coupon May insert=.29-.59 cent
* Yoplait Yo yogurt- 1.00 coupon May insert= 1.00

Gotta Love $1.00 or under!