Wednesday, March 31, 2010

$0.75/1 No Yolks Printable Coupon

Go here to print a $0.75/1 coupon for No Yolks Noodles. If your store doubles coupons, you should be able to use this coupon to get them free or nearly so when they are on sale.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Free Sample: Dove Men + Care

Go here to request a free sample of Dove Men + Care. This stuff smells so good and if your husband is anything like mine, he'll love it.

Thanks Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Free Sample: Emergen-C

Go here to request a new free sample of Emergen-C. You'll be able to choose between four flavors.

Thanks Frugal and Thrifty Mama!

Vocalpoint: Free Sample of Pantene

Are you a Vocalpoint member? If so, you can sign up to get a free sample of Pantene shampoo.

If you aren't a member, maybe now is the time to sign up! I don't think you'll regret it once you start receiving the free samples and high value coupons they send out!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Reminder: End of Month Coupon Printing

It's the end of the month which means that most of the printable coupons at will reset soon. So if there are any that you want, I'd advise that you print them before the 1st of the month!

Flying Magazine: Free Subscription

Take the quick survey here to see if you qualify for a free subscription to Flying Magazine.

Thanks For the Mommas!

You Know Your a Frugal Mom When...

Your 19 month old son recognizes and gets excited when he sees CVS and Rite Aid! I seriously didn't believe it at first when it seemed my son "recognized" these drugstores, but after several times I realized that yes, he indeed did know these places!

I had to laugh last week when we walked to Rite Aid. As we started walking the block that the store is on, Logan began to run and hollered "Yaaayyy!" as he headed straight for the front doors. Hopefully he'll learn some good spending habits through all his tag along shopping time!

Do you have any funny frugal stories to share? How would you finish the sentence, "You know your a frugal mom when..."?

Quiznos Coupon

Use this coupon to get one sub, salad or torpedo free at Quiznos when you buy one as well as a fountain drink. We love Quiznos subs. I personally think they have way more flavor than Subway's, however they probably are less healthy too!

Thanks The Frugal Girls!

New Huggies Enjoy the Ride Codes

I have five new codes worth 25 points total for you to apply to your Huggies Enjoy the Ride account. Here they are:






New to the Huggies Enjoy the Ride program? Go here to learn more.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Tasty Tuesday: Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

We love this rich, creamy cheesecake. And the wonderful thing about it is, it's rather easy to make. Oh yeah, that and the fact that it has a frosting so if the cake cracks no one knows! Seriously though, if you at all like chocolate and cheesecake, you are sure to love this.

Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
2 c. chocolate wafer crumbs
6 tbsp. butter, melted
3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c. (6 oz.) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 milk chocolate candy bar (4 oz.), chopped
2 c. whipped topping
1/4 c. sliced almonds, toasted (optional)

In a bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Chill for 15 min. or until set.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into crust.

Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 55-60 min. or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 min. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.

For frosting, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy bar; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Gradually stir in the whipped topping. Remove sides of springform pan. Frost top of cheesecake; garnish with almonds if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

Yield: 12 servings

For other recipe ideas, check out Balancing Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday, Blessed with Grace's Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, and All the Small Stuff's Tuesday's at the Table.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekly Spending Summary

I felt like this was a pretty good week even though I went over budget by $6.51. I was able to get a lot of good deals on items I used regularly. And since I was under budget the rest of this month I am not going to sweat being over by a little bit!

Total Spent:
Total Saved with Coupons: $79.60
Total Saved with Sales: $50.50
Total Saved: $130.10


CVS: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $27.00
Saved with Sales: $7.10

Freebies: Crest, Colgate, Accu-Chek

Had I not used a gift card, I would have paid $0.33 for this purchase. I used $14 in Extra Bucks and got $10.99 in Extra Bucks back.

Giant: $20.71
Saved with Coupons: $14.60
Saved with Sales: $20.93

I was pretty tickled to get the ham for only $0.81/lb. by using this coupon. That is some pretty inexpensive meat! My other really fun buys were $1.34/lb. cheese and $0.09/lb. sour cream.

Rite Aid: $2.00 (see below)
Saved with Coupons: $38.00
Saved with Sales: $22.47

Freebies: Ester- C

Wow, this was a fun week at Rite Aid! I had nearly and 80% savings from my two trips there and I enjoyed stocking up on baby stuff for nearly nothing. In reality I spent $5.46 on the above purchases, but since I bought the one pack of diapers for a baby gift, $3.46 will actually be taken out of our gifts given budget, not grocery. I will get back $2 in Single Check Rebates, so essentially, in the end I will have paid nothing out of pocket for the items that I bought for us (not as a gift).

Centerville Bulk Food: $22.66

How did you do this week? Were you able to get any good deals?

Free Book: Jungle Pilot

Go here to request a free copy of the book Jungle Pilot by Russell T. Hitt.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Hobby Lobby: 40% Off Coupon

Go here to get a coupon for 40% off any one regularly priced item at Hobby Lobby. Coupon expires 4/3/10.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Printable Coupon Roundup: Sargento, Lance, Reynolds & More

* $1.00/1 Cheez-It Crackers
(Thanks, Mrs. Buys More and Mr. Saves A Lot!)

* $0.55/1 Sargento Cheese Snacks 5 oz. or larger

* $2.00/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women

* $1.00/1 Lance Crackers (These are $1 at Family Dollar)
(Thanks, For the Mommas!)

* $1.25/1 Reynolds Recycled Aluminum Foil
(Thanks Frugal and Thrifty Mama!)

* $1.00/1 Listerine Mouthwash

* $1.00/1 Renu Mutli-purpose Solution

* $0.75/1 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta
- link #1
- link #2
- link #3
(Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)

* $1.00/2 Campbell's Cooking Soups

* $1.00/1 Palmolive Dish Soap
(Thanks, Frugal Living and Having Fun!)

All You Printables: Oikos, Green Works, Kashi and More

All You just released some new coupons that are exclusive to their site. You'll want to check them out here (click on the "All You Exclusives" tab on the left side of the page). There are 14 coupons total, but here are some of the most "exciting" ones:

* $1.25/1 Slim Fast Product
* $1.00/2 Nine Lives 4 Pack
* $1.00/1 Kashi TLC Bars
* $1.00/1 any GE Energy Smart Light Bulb Product at Walmart
* $1.00/1 Kashi Organic Promise Cereal
* $.75/1 Greenworks Cleaning Product
* $1.00/1 Bear Naked Granola
* $1.00 on any one box of Kashi® TLC® BarSave
* $1.00 on any 1 (ONE) 4oz 4-pack or 16oz cup of Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Free Sample: Special K Trial Pack

Go here to request a free sample Special K trial pack that includes a Special K bar as well as coupons for Special K protein shakes and bars.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Franklin Goose: $5 Credit for Every Review You Write

Wow, this is an amazing deal, especially if you cloth diaper or use lots of natural baby products! From now until March 31, for every product review you write on Franklin Goose, you'll receive a $5 store credit and you can do as many review as you want and earn $5 each time!

So what do you need to do? Simply register at Franklin Goose, then review products you have used or own. After they double check to make sure your review is legitimate, they'll credit your account with $5. The really great thing is, the $5 even can apply towards their flat rate shipping fee which is, you guessed it- $5. So if you are able to do a couple of reviews, you should be able to get some absolutely free products!

Here are several products that I found that many of you may have used:

- Good Night Moon book
- Lansinoh Nursing Pads
- Born Free Bottles
- Kidco Food Mill Grinder

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tropicana OJ: Buy One Get One Free Coupon (Today Only!)

This is good today, 3/24 only, so don't wait!

Join the Tropicana Juicy Rewards program and after signing up enter code LA73E CL9W4 to earn 1 point. You can then redeem that point for a Buy One, Get One Free coupon for Tropicana. This coupon will expire 14 days after you sign up. Don't forget to hit your browser's back button to print this twice!

Here are some more codes for you to enter if you are interested:
Thanks For the Mommas!

Free Sample: Gourmet Dog Treats

Go here to request your free sample of all natural Gourmet Wraps for your dog. Each sample pack will include one of the following:

* Banana wrapped with 100% pure chicken
* Apple wrapped with 100% pure chicken
* Sweet Potato wrapped with 100% pure chicken
* Carrot wrapped with 100% pure chicken
* Sweet potato biscuit wrapped with 100% pure chicken

Thanks Frugal and Thrifty Mama!

Possible New Home Made Simple Link

Here is a supposedly new link for the popular Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet. I say supposedly, because the last one or two that I've requested never came, at least to my knowledge.

So feel free to request this one, but just beware that it may not come. I always figure it takes me 20 seconds to request it, so I might as well try!

Thanks For the Mommas!

Advance Auto Parts: $10/$25 Coupon

Advance Auto Parts is having a Grand Opening Sweepstakes that you can enter to win a $250 gift card. But wait, here is the best part. When you enter, as a thank you you'll be able to print a $10/$25 coupon. What a great way to buy windshield wiper blades, windshield washer fluid, and if your husband is handy maybe oil and oil filters!

Thanks Saving with Shellie!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Giant Deals

I know I have quite a few readers who live close to Giant/Martin's, so I thought I would share a one advertised and several unadvertised deals that I found when I was shopping last evening.

* Maggio Riccota Cheese 32 oz. $3.00
- use the $0.50/1 coupon here to get it for $2.00 (if you can't find it, enter your zip code)
Thanks For the Mommas!

* Breakstone's Sour Cream 16 oz. $1.09
- use these coupons to get it for $0.09 or if you have a Martin's possibly FREE!

* Heluva Good cheese 8 oz. 3/$5
- use this $0.50/1 coupon to get it for $0.66

* Nestle Morsels 12 oz. $2.00
- use this $0.75/1 coupon to get it for $1 (this coupon now is for $0.75/2, but hopefully you printed it earlier when it was the better deal!)

* Domino Brown Sugar 2 lb. $1.89
- use the $0.40/1 coupon here to get it for $1.09 (if you can't find it, enter your zip code)

Also, don't forget about these meat, produce and bakery coupons!

Remember, that most Giant's coupon policy is to not double more than one like coupon in the same transaction, so you may have to do two transactions. Those of you with Martin's shouldn't have that problem if I remember their coupon policy correctly.

Weekly Spending Summary

I thought I was going to be a bit over budget this week, but when I tallied it all up, I actually came out with $2.26 to spare! My two favorite trips this week were to Rite Aid (as usual) and Walmart (amazing considering I don't really like that store!).

Total Spent: $41.58
Total Saved with Coupons: $72.96
Total Saved with Sales: $12.83
Total Saved: $85.79

Save-A-Lot: $11.84
Saved with Coupons: $4.89

Walmart: $14.51
Saved with Coupons: $18.08

Freebies: Old Spice Body Wash, 3 Doz. Eggs, Kotex

Well, I have to say I think this is the best I have ever done at Walmart! I got the flour for $0.75 each (with a printable coupon that is no longer available) and the eggs B1G1 free with a coupon that is no longer available.

Target: $4.60 (plus $5 gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $4.00
Saved with Sales: $0.60

Freebie: Toothpaste

I had a $5 gift card that I won through a blog giveaway that I used towards this purchase.

Rite Aid: $10.63
Saved with Coupons: $42.99
Saved with Sales: $8.25

Freebies: All of this (after the SCR gift card)

Wondering about the big orange ball? Well, my son spotted it about as soon as we walked into the store. I let him play with it while we were shopping and he was having so much fun that I decided to just buy it. I mean, I take him with me on so many shopping trips and he usually does so well he deserves a little treat once in a while. And besides, every little boy needs a ball like this, right? So, $2.24 of this purchase was for the big orange ball.

As part of the Single Check Rebate program, I will actually get back $25 in Single Check Rebates for purchasing these items. So essentially, this was a $16.37 moneymaker, even WITH purchasing the ball.

(Just in case you are doing the math here, my favorite cashier missed a coupon, so she did an after sale coupon for me and gave me the $2 in cash.)

CVS: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $3.00
Saved with Sales: $3.98

Freebie: Right Guard

Had I not used the gift card, I would have spent $3.98. I got back $2 in Extra Bucks for this purchase.

$1/1 Any McCormick Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color

There are several $1/1 coupons available for McCormick's Spice, Herb, Extract, or Food Color available. According to Michelle, these work on the Taco Seasoning which is priced $0.50 at
Walmart (remember, Walmart pricing may vary). So you could get some free taco seasoning with this coupon!

* $1/1 at
* $1/1 in the 3/14 RP insert
* $1/1 McCormick Ad
- This one is a little trickier since the coupon is in a banner add. There are several different McCormick Banners and one contains a link for $1 off. It shows up on the right and at the top of the page. Try searching for Bunny Cupcakes and watch for the McCormick ad to load. If it doesn't appear, try searching again. Once it appears, you will need to let the banner fully load to see the link for the coupon. It should be there after the little bunny cupcake hops toward you. Once you print it, hit your browser's back button and you should be able to print it a second time.
(thanks Common Sense with Money!)

Free Samples: Organic Baby Barn Body Wash and Lotion

Go here to request a free sample of the all-natural, organic and vegan Baby Barn Body and Hair Wash and Baby Barn Soft Skin Baby Lotion.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Huggies Enjoy the Ride: 5 New Points

I have five new points to add to your Huggies Enjoy the Ride account. Never heard of the program? Go here to learn more.


Thanks For the Mommas!

Tuesday: Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

These cookies are incredibly delicious! Just ask me how many I ate the day I made them. Actually, you probably don't want to know! It was an embarrassing amount.

I've made Snickerdoodles before and have always kind of liked them. But when I came across this recipe for Brown Butter Snickerdoodles, I was intrigued. Brown butter in a cookie? I had to try them. And let me tell you they were incredibly good. The brown butter adds just a hint of nutty flavor and the cookie turned out delightfully chewy and soft. They were a hit around here and I will definitely be making them again.

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Rolling Mixture:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1. In a small saucepan, melt butter at medium heat. Reduce to simmer and stir until butter turns golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together cooled butter, sugar and eggs.

3. Sift dry ingredients together and stir into wet mixture. Cover bowl and chill dough in refrigerator until firm.

4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

5. Roll dough into small balls (about 1 1/2 Tbsp. of dough per ball). Roll balls in mixture of cinnamon and sugar, and place on ungreased baking sheet.

6. Bake 8-10 minutes until cookies are flattened and crinkly.

Yield: 2 to 3 dozen

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sure for Women - Free After Rebate

Here's a rebate for Sure for Women deodorant. When you purchase specially marked packages, you can get a rebate for the full amount paid out of pocket. Since this rebate is good until 11/15/10, I would save it for now and wait for a coupon to use with it to turn it into a moneymaker (and help cover the postage!).

Thanks For the Mommas!

Free Sample: NutraSalt

Go here to request a free sample of NutraSalt sea salt.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Starbucks: Free Pastry with Drink Purchase

Tuesday, March 23 from opening to 10:30 a.m., use this coupon to get a free pastry at Starbucks when you purchase any beverage.

Giant: New Produce, Bakery & Meat Coupons

Giant just released some new coupons that are good until 4/10/10.

* $2/$10 Meat Purchase
* $2/$5 Produce Purchase
* $2/$5 Bakery Purchase

Whohoo! I was hoping for another produce coupon and this one came just in time for me. I forgot that I need to take fruit to a mom's group tomorrow morning- this coupon should help me out!

Thanks Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Ben & Jerry's: Free Ice Cream Cone

Tuesday, March 23, Ben and Jerry's is having free cone day from 12-8pm. Unfortunately, we don't have a Ben and Jerry's nearby, but hopefully some of you will be able to enjoy this!

Thanks Balancing Beauty and Bedlam!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

ANOTHER $3 Huggies Coupon!

Wowsers! Yes, this is the third $3 Huggies coupon this week now! Go here (IE) or here (Firefox) to print the latest $3 Huggies coupon.

Thanks Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Update on the $10/$20 Kmart Coupon

Well, it looks like Kmart is now not wanting to honor the $10/$20 coupon that they posted on their website the other day. What a mess!

Since Saturday is my family day I am just going to keep this short and say I am sorry if you had problems using it. I did do some research on it before I posted it because it just seemed too good to be true, but it all lined up. I really do try to only post things that are legitimate and easy to use.

I'd really recommend reading Crystal's post reguarding the whole situation. She expresses my sentiments and thoughts about the whole situation so well.

At any rate, if you do try to use the coupon, just be warned that you might have issues. So use at your own risk! :)

Walgreen's: Free Olay Quench

I thought that since I've started posting more rebates lately, I'd also try to either post scenarios that make them a really good deal as well.

Remember the Olay Quench Rebate I posted earlier? Well, it turns out that next week (3/21 to 3/27) you can get not one, but two bottles of lotion free! Here's how.

Walgreen's has a sale that when you buy an Olay Quench Body Lotion ($7.99) you get an Olay Quench In Shower Body Lotion free. If you have them, use two of the $1.00/1 Olay Quench coupons from the 03/07 P&G insert to turn this into a moneymaker. Then submit for the Olay Quench Rebate.

Thanks For the Mommas!

Ask the Readers: Bleached or Unbleached Flour

So, I was at Walmart this week and used my $0.75 Gold Medal flour coupons. I typically buy bleached flour just because, well, that is what my mom always bought and so I do too. However, I noticed that the unbleached flour was the exact same price so I bought it thinking that skipping the bleaching process has got to make the flour healthier and I'm all for anything that is healthier for my family.

But when I got home, I started wondering if I made a bad decision. What if it makes my food, particularly my baked stuff turn out weird? I assume I use the same amount as usual, but am not really certain.

And so, I decided to turn to you all and see if you have any experience or knowledge about the subject. Do you use unbleached flour the same as bleached? Does it make baked things get weird? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Olay Quench Lotion Rebate

Wow, there is a new rebate for the Olay Quench lotions. Purchase any Olay Quench Lotion between 3/19 and 4/16 and submit this rebate form and your original receipt for a full rebate. Rebates must be postmarked by 4/30.

I'm guessing you could use the $1 coupon in the 3/7 PG insert to turn this into a moneymaker.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Free Book from Bethlehem Books

Become a fan of Bethlehem Books on Facebook and you can get a free book of your choice. Simply email them your address and the book title of your choice and they will mail it to you. HURRY, this offer is good only until 4 pm. EST.

Thanks Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Shutterfly: Free PhotoStrip (includes S&H)

Check out Freebies 4 Mom's site to find out how to get this neat little photostrip totally free from Shutterfly.

Free Sample: Nature Made Triple Flex

Go here to request a free sample of Nature Made Triple Flex from Costco (no membership required).

Thanks For the Mommas!