Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Free Aveeno Sample

Hurry and be one of the first 1,000 people to sign up here to try a full size Aveeno Nourish+ shampoo and conditioner for free. Don't worry, if your not one of the first 1,000 to sign up, you will still have the opportunity to receive a free sample. Hurry and good luck!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Walgreens $5 off $20 Online Purchase

Today through April 3rd you can get $5 off your online purchase of $20 or more at Walgreens. Enter code ACHOO at checkout. Also, don't forget to order through a site such as Ebates, so you can get cash back on your purchase.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Coupon Matchups and Previews

If your looking for the best deals at Publix or Winn-Dixie this week, check out http://www.fiddledeedeemom.com, Sarah has all the printable and non-printable coupon matchups.

For a preview of what will be on sale at CVS and Walgreens in the coming week check out Andrea @ Mommy Snacks. She has an advance copy of the sales ad along with coupon matchups.

Also, if you see an item you want to stock up on, don't forget you can order extra coupons from The Coupon Clippers. You can search by brand and they understand that coupons are time sensitive so you will get your coupons quickly.

Lastly, sign up with The Coupon Mom to search for coupon matchups by state. She lists matchups by date and insert name, such as Red Plum, Smartsource or P&G and will also tell you where to find additional printable coupons. I have switched to Coupon Mom's method of organization and it has saved me tons of time because I'm not clipping and organizing coupons that I don't use.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Walgreens Savings

I like to shop at Walgreens as much as I like to shop at CVS. Walgreens always has good deals and offers monthly rebates in addition to Register Rewards which are similar to CVS' Extra Bucks.

This week they have a rockin' deal on the Schick Quattro razor - as a side note, the Walgreens lady was so sweet to make sure I got the one with the "pretty handle." The Quattro is on sale for $8.99 this week, use the $4.00 off coupon from the 3/22 Smartsource and the $4.00 off coupon from Walgreen's Easy Saver catalog (at the front of the store) and you'll pay $.99 for this razor.

The garbage bags are on sale for 2 for $7 but they are offering a $3.00 rebate with the purcase of two boxes that will then bring the cost down to $4.00 for two boxes. I have been using these garbage bags for about a year and I've always had good luck with them.

The AXE hair care is free after rebate of $5.99 and I was suprised to see they were so well stocked on this item so late in the month.

Finally, the storage bags (ziploc bags) are on sale for $.99 with the coupon from the sales ad and the same goes for the softsoap hand wash. The doggy treats were on clearance at $2.19.

My out of pocket total came to $23.83 but I will receive $8.99 back in rebates on my gift card that I can use for next month's purchases.

For more info on the Easy Saver Rebates go here. In addition to that you can check out From Wags to Riches which is a great blog about all the good deals at Walgreens.

CVS Savings

A free razor is always nice but when that free razor comes with a travel size shampoo and conditioner, thats even better! If you go to CVS this week for the Intuition Razor deal, look for the ones with the sample size Cool Moisture Dove Shampoo and Conditioner.

The Razor is on sale for $8.99 this week and it offers $3.00 Extra Bucks...combine that with the $4.00 off coupon from the 3/22 Smartsource and the total is $1.99. Also, I never pass up on a St. Ives deal because hubby uses the face wash. So I bought $11.97 in face scrub and earned $5.00 ECB's. I used $14.00 in ECB's to purchase these products because some of them were going to expire soon so my total came to $3.52 Out of Pocket an I earned $8.00 in ECB's. Even thought I *lost* ECB's I still consider it a success.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

CVS $5 Challenge

This week I decided to participate in the CVS $5 Challenge, hosted by Alyssa at Kingdom First Mom.com. The challenge is to come up with a scenario to purchase items you need at CVS with a budget of $5.00 out of pocket.
Transaction #1
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste $3.49
Use .50 off coupon from the 3/15 P&G insert - or $1.00 any crest toothpaste from Publix
$2.99 (or $2.49) Out of pocket
Receive $3.49 in ECB's
Transaction #2
Schick Intuition Razor - $8.99
Use $4.00 off coupon from 3/22 Smartsource
Use $3.49 in ECB's from transaction #1
Pay $1.50 Out of Pocket
Receive $3.00 ECB's for next week!
Total out of pocket is $4.49 for $12.48 in products. - I have to give Alyssa credit for this scenario - its the best one this week for newbies.
Also, Check out this post from Coupon Cravings for the scoop on What's Free at CVS this week.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Party City Coupon

Party City is offering a coupon for $10 off your next purchase of $30 or more. Click here to print yours! Don't forget that party city also offers wedding supplies if your currently planning one!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Whole Foods Coupon Matchups

The following coupon matchups are good for the Birmingham, AL location of Whole Foods. You will need to pick up a copy of the Whole Deal booklet at the front of the store for the non-printable coupons. Also, you can download their specials in .pdf format here.

Organic Valley Vermont Cheddar Cheese 16oz. $5.99 - $1.00 off any Organic Valley Cheese

Tazo Packaged Tea 20 count - 2 for $6 - $1.00 off one box of Tazo in the Whole Deal booklet

Lifeway Lowfat Kefirs 32oz. - 2 for $6 - $1.00 off any Lifeway Product

Think Organic Fruit Bars Assorted Flavors 1.76 oz. - 4 for $5 - $.50 off one Think Organic Bar in the Whole Deal Booklet

Also included in the Whole Deal booklet is a coupon for $3 off a $12 produce purchase

Navel Oranges - $.79 / lb.

Strawberries - 2 for $5 for a 1lb. package

Organic Bartlett Pears - $1.49 / lb.

Meat Specials

Ground Chuck is $3.39 / lb. use it to make their Mexican Taco Stew that will feed a crowd for around $3.11 a serving

Bone-in Chicken Thighs $1.99 / lb use them to make their Chicken Millet and Mushroom One-Skillet Meal

Have fun at Whole Foods...I know I do!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Awesome Party!

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to meet a fellow blogger! Her name is Trina and she writes, Fabulously Frugalicious. I have been reading her blog for a while and she invited her readers to join her for a South Beach Foods party. She is the nicest person! She greeted me with a hug and made me feel so welcome, even though I didn't know anyone there. Her family and are so nice and they all introduced themselves to me. Thanks again, Trina, for having me at your house! Check out her post on the party and read about all the fun we had!

Also, she can give you the scoop on a company called houseparty.com. They give you free products to host a party for your friends and family!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Coupons

Restaurant.com is again offering their 80% off sale. You can purchase a $25 gift certificate for $2. Use code DINE at checkout. This will work out well since we are taking my little brother in law out to eat tonight for his birthday - Happy Birthday Paul - he's the big 16 today!!!

Aveeno is offering a $2 off coupon for next Aveeno purchase. This month CVS is offering $2 Extra Bucks with the purchase of Aveeno shaving cream. $4.99 shaving cream - $2 coupon - $2 ECB = is like paying $.99!

Proctor & Gamble has a site set up for sampling their products and printing coupons. Go here to check it out. Sign up is required.

WholeMeals is offering a $3 coupon off of their dog food. You can purchase their dog food at specialty stores. From what I can tell from their web site, the whole meal comes in the form of a bone.

CVS Savings

This week I did not follow my own advice and went to CVS today instead of Sunday when I would have had a better chance of scoring some deals. But, I lucked out and I was still able to get everything on my list. The Maybelline/Garnier deal was too good to pass up. Here is the play by play:

(2) Palmolive - $1.49 ea. - earned $2.00 ECB's
Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion - $3.69 - earned $2.00 ECB's - used $.55 off coupon
Maybelline Foundation - $8.00 - used $2.00 off coupon
Maybelline Mascara - $4.00 - $1.00 off coupon - earned $5 ECB's for the Maybelline products
Edge Shave Gel - $2.00
CVS Cotton Swabs - $1.99
Used $11 in ECB's from a previous transaction

Total - $6.48 Out Of Pocket!!!!

I orderd my coupons from The Coupon Clippers. The cost for $43 in coupons was only $4.38! Stay tuned for more on that later!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Swagbucks Code

Theres a new Swagbucks code available on their blog. You can enter this code and receive one Swagbuck. - Thanks Sarah @ Fiddledeedee! Hurry because it won't last much longer!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Ok, so I'm not normally the first person to try something. I normally like to see what the general consensus is before I dive in. Enter Swagbucks. As I've been reading blogs, I've been noticing people saying the same thing...Swagbucks is awesome.

Heres the deal...you create an account at Swagbucks and then any time you need to search the web, you log in and search the web using their Google powered search engine. As you search you are periodically rewarded with Swagbucks. You can then redeem those Swagbucks for merchandise and gifts cards. There are also several other ways to earn Swagbucks...such as shopping through their site. You will be awarded one Swagbuck for every $5 spent. Also, you can trade in cell phones and video games, invite your friends to join, comment on their blog and interact on their facebook page.

You can use the link to the right of this post to check it out. Let me know what you think!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Coupons & Sales

Estee Lauder is offering a free eye duo with any $50 purchase. Offer expires March 31st. Use code EYESTYLE at checkout.

Artscow.com is have their Crazy $.99 dog tag promotion. These dog tags are cute, you personalize the dog tag with your own photos. These would make cute Mother's Day Gifts. Dads, you could have your child's picture printed on them for mom! Use code COWTAG99 at checkout.

Kohl's is offering 30-35% off of their swimwear. It includes the new Speedo collection from Michael Phelps. They are also offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Go here to check it out.

Save 50% on Restaurant.com gift certificates. Pay $5 for a $25 gift certificate. Use code CHEF at checkout.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

CVS Savings

I had a great week at CVS this week. Mostly because I went on Sunday instead of waiting until the end of the week when all the good stuff was gone. Also because I've discovered that to really get the most benefit, you need to keep your tranactions small. Anytime I've ever tried to do one big transaction, it always backfires on me.
This week all of the products I wanted were in stock so I didn't have to try to adjust my transaction in my head. It went as follows:
Carnation Instant Breakfast - $4.99 - earns $4.99 ECB's
(2) Act Mouthwash - $1.98 - earns $1.98 in ECB's
Aveeno Shaving Cream - $4.99 - earns $2.00 ECB's used $2.00 off coupon here
Dawn Dish Liquid - $.97 - used $.50 off coupon from this Sunday's paper
Johnson's Buddies Soap - $1.19 - used $1.00 off coupon
CVS Vitamin D - $2.99 - earns $2.99 in ECB's
I used $12 in ECB's that I had earned from last week's transactions and paid a total of $2.10 out of pocket. For this transaction I earned $11.96 in ECB's.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Olay Professional Deal

There are a couple of options to get a good deal on the Olay Pro-X products this week. They are as follows:

Walgreens is offering the Starter Kit for $61.99. Use the $5 off coupon from this Sunday's paper and pay $56.99 out of pocket at Walgreens then download this form for a $25 rebate from Olay.

CVS is offering $5 Extra Bucks back with your purchase of the lotion, cream, wrinkle treatment, eye restoration, discoloration complex or starter kit. Use the $5 coupon from this Sunday's paper and dowload the form mentioned above for a $25 rebate. CVS does not list prices for each product in their ad, however it does say that prices start at $47.00, so I don't know what your final out of pocket will be.

The rebate from Olay says you must purchase $50 worth of Pro-X products by March 8, 2009. Happy Shopping!

It's Snowing!!!

I know some of you are sick of the snow by now but in the south, we don't get it that much. I took this photo this morning from my apartment balcony. We're so excited to see some snow! Most of the church services have been cancelled and they've closed a few roads around town. Like I said, we don't get that much snow so when we do get it, people start closing everything. Oh well, its a good excuse to build a fire and curl up on the sofa! Have a great Sunday!