Friday, April 30, 2010

$1/1 Del Monte Fruit Chillers Coupon


Use this coupon (IE) (Firefox) to save $1 off any package of Del Monte Fruit Chillers tubes or cups. Let me just say that these are really good! I was at Walmart yesterday and they had someone there giving out samples of them. Yum!

According to Hip 2 Save, Walmart and Target have these priced around $2 regularly.

End of the Month Coupon Reminder


Well, tomorrow is the 1st of May which means coupons.com will reset their coupons. So if there are any that you are really wanting, I'd highly recommend printing them today.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

$0.75/1 Mission Product Printable Coupon


Go here to print a coupon for $0.75 off any one Mission product. This should make the Mission tortillas pretty reasonably priced.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Free Sample: Eucerin Lotion

Go here to request a free sample of Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Lotion.

Thanks For the Mommas!

Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet- New Link??

Go here to request another copy of the Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet. This seems to be a new link.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

P&G Solutions Samples- New Link


This is really great! You know how you can only get samples from P&G Solutions once every quarter (which is REALLY annoying)? Well, now Sam's Club is also offering samples through P&G and if you sign up through them, you can request all of the samples again! Here are the available samples: Pantene, Tide, Cascade, Bounce, and Prilosec.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Free Sample: Huggies Pull-Ups


Go here to request a free 2 pack sample of Huggies Pull-Ups. Even though this is a Costco sample offer, you don't have to be a Costco member to receive it.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Ruby Tuesday: 25% Off Entire Check

As a member of Ruby Tuesday's So Connected Club, I received an email with a coupon for 25% off an entire check (expires 5/14/10). Unfortunately I can't share the link for the coupon, but I can share the coupon with you if you give me your email address. So if you want the coupon, simply leave a comment with your email address or email it to me and happily I'll email you the link to your very own coupon.

I'm not sure how many people I'll be able to send it to- don't know if there are any restrictions- but I'll do as many as I can.

$0.45/1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt Coupon

After I posted this I printed the coupon and it said "Do Not Double or Triple". Sorry! I had seen elsewhere that someone planned to use it at a store that doubles and just assumed it must be okay.

Print this coupon to save $0.45 off any one Yoplait Greek Yogurt. This is an excellent coupon to use at a store that doubles since it should make the yogurt free or nearly so when paired with a sale.

Thanks Saving with Shellie!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls: $0.70/1 Printable Coupon


Go here to print a coupon for $0.70 (IE) (Firefox) any Pillsbury Crescent Roll. It looks like you are only able to print one per computer. Coupon expires 1 month from printing. Coupon also states "Do Not Double or Triple".

Thanks Frugal and Thrifty Mama!

Heads Up: Fake FREE Doritios Coupon


I haven't seen this coupon at all, but I thought some of you may have and so I wanted to just pass the word along that it is not a legitimate coupon. Please don't use it. Not only are you cheating stores out of money, you also will make it harder for everyone to use legitimate printable coupons.

Free Trial Pack of Maxim Feminine Products


Update: Offer is no longer available!

Register here to receive a free trial pack of Maxim feminine products.

Maxim Product Features:
* Made with Organic and Natural Cotton
* Chlorine/Dioxin Free
* Synthetic Free
* Wood Fluff Pulp Free
* Hypoallergenic/Irritation Free
* Eco-Friendly & User-Friendly Too!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Olive Garden: $5 off 2 Entrees


Go here for a printable coupon for $5 off 2 entrees at Olive Garden. This coupon expires 5/7/10.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Free Sample: U by Kotex


Go here to request a free sample of U by Kotex. This is a new link.

Thanks Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Tasty Tuesday: Peanut Butter Fingers


Love peanut butter and chocolate? Then you'll love these tasty bars with a peanut butter oatmeal cookie, topped with a chocolate layer and then creamy peanut butter frosting.

Peanut Butter Fingers
1/2 c. butter
1/3 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 c. oatmeal
1 c. chocolate chips

Frosting:
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. peanut butter
2 to 4 Tbsp. milk

Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars; add egg, baking soda, and vanilla. Beat well; add flour and oatmeal. Spread in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle hot bars with chocolate chips and when slightly melted, spread. To make frosting, combine powdered sugar, peanut butter, and milk till proper consistency to drizzle. Cool before cutting.


For other great 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.

Don't Forget: $0.31 Baskin Robbins Scoop Night (4/28)


Don't forget about the $0.31 Baskin Robbins Scoop Night!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Printable Coupons: Wheat Thins, Fig Newtons, McCormick, KC Masterpiece, & Lea Perkins


* $1/1 Wheat Thins ("Like" it on Facebook)
- CVS has the 4 oz. boxes on sale for $1 this week

* $1/1 Fig Newtons ("Like" it on Facebook)
- CVS has the small boxes of these on sale for $1 this week too
(Thanks Mojo Savings!)

* $0.50/1 McCormick Seasoning Blend
- the Taco Seasoning is priced around $0.50-$0.60 at Walmart
(Thanks Frugal and Thrifty Mama!)

* $1/1 KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce (enter the sweepstakes then you'll be able to print)

* $2/1 Lea Perkins Worcestershire Sauce
- Use this coupon at Walmart and pay about $0.50/bottle

Free Sample: Renu Solution

Go here to request a free sample of Renu Sensitive Multi-Purpose Solution.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Free Sample: Caress Body Wash (NEW LINK)


Go here to request a free sample of Caress body wash with Fragrance Infusion. I know I just posted a link on Saturday for Caress body wash, but this is a new link so you should be able to request it again.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Free Sample: Aveeno Nourish Hair Care


"Like" (instead of being a fan) Aveeno on Facebook and you can then sign up for a free sample of Aveeno Nourish Hair Care.

Thanks For the Mommas!

And the $20 P. Graham Dunn Gift Card Winner Is...

....#19 which is... Gina!

Congratulations Gina! I'm excited for you and I'm sure you'll have fun picking out something lovely to decorate your home. Be sure to check your email and reply to the one I sent you within two days.

And thanks to all of the rest of you that took the time to enter too. I always feel bad that I can't choose all of you!

Weekly Spending Summary

Well, I didn't spend much this week. Last weeks crazy spending scared me pretty good and so I just stuck to the basics this week and only bought items that were really good deals. It was also good for me to work at depleting our rather large stockpile of food. I tried to center our meals this week around items that I really needed to get used up. I'm feeling pretty hopeful that I'll be able to stay under budget again this month, but I guess by the end of next week I'll know for sure!

Total Spent:
$23.43
Saved with Coupons: $33.71
Saved with Sales: $19.48
Total Saved: $53.19

CVS: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $12.98
Saved with Sales: $2.41

Freebies: Thermacare, Water, Dial

Had I not used a gift card I would have spent $7.88. I used $6.98 in Extra Bucks and got $15.98 in Extra Bucks back.

I had a rebate for the Dial which was free after ExtraBucks, and the Vitamin Water was bought with a coupon that I had for a free bottle.

Rite Aid: $13.64
Saved with Coupons: $12.24
Saved with Sales: $12.76

Freebies: TGIFRiday's, and the rest after rebates

I purchased both the razor and the Dove body wash with rain checks. I'll get back a total of $15.49 in rain checks so this transaction was a $1.85 moneymaker.

Giant: $2.46
Saved with Coupons: $8.49
Saved with Sales: $4.31

Freebies: Puffs, Yoplait, Barilla & Ronzoni Pasta

I had a coupon for a free 4 pack of Yoplait yogurt and it was expiring soon so I used it to buy this yogurt. I got the Puffs free using coupons that I got from Vocalpoint and the pasta was free thanks to coupons found in the magazines I get for free.

Westfield Egg Farm: $7.33



Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another Home Made Simple Coupon Book

This appears to be yet another link for the popular Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet. This book contains a $1 Dawn coupon that makes for free dish soap rather frequently, as well as numerous other coupons that you may find useful.

Thanks Centsable Momma!

Free Sample: Caress Body Wash

Go here to request a free sample of Caress Body Wash. You have three kinds to choose from:

* Caress® Whipped SoufflĂ©™ White Peach Cream Body Wash whipped with White Peach & Silk Blossom

* Caress® Whipped SoufflĂ©™ Blackberry Cream Body Wash whipped with Blackberry & Vanilla

* Caress® Velvet Bliss™ Body Wash with Blackberry & Vanilla Essence

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Colgate Mother's Day Sweepstakes: Free Calling Card


Play the Colgate Mother's Day Instant Win Sweepstakes and you'll have the chance to win one of 50,000 ten minute calling cards. These calling cards are good for calls to anywhere in the 50 United States and District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. It seems that a lot of people are winning- I won on my first try.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Reminder: Enter the $20 P. Graham Dunn Giveaway

Just reminding you that if you haven't already, you'll want to stop by here and enter the $20 P. Graham Dunn gift card giveaway before it ends on Monday (4/26).

Printable Coupons: Dove, Aveeno


* $2/1 Dove Deodorant (to find easily, click "personal care")

* $1/1 Aveeno Lotion (to find easily, click "personal care")
- according to For the Mommas, there is a SCR on these next week at Rite Aid and using this
coupon you can actually make money by buying Aveeno lotion!

Aeropostle: $10 Off $10 Coupon


Wow! This is a rare coupon. Print this coupon to save $10 off any purchase of $10 or more at Aeropostle from 4/23/10-4/25/20.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Free Sample: Fiber Plus Chocolate Chip Bar

Go here to request a free sample of Kellogg's Fiber Plus Chocolate Chip Bar from Viewpoints. You must be a member of Viewpoints to request this sample. If you have already registered, simply log in. If you've never registered before, do so now and then you'll be able to request the sample.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New $1.50/1 Wheatables Nut Crisp or Crackers Coupon

Whohoo! I'm excited to see this since we loved these crackers. Go here to print out a couponf or $1.50 off 1 box of Wheatables Nut Crisps or Crackers. I printed mine 4/22 and it expired 5/22. I was able to get these at Walmart recently for $0.50 after the coupon.

Did you miss the previous Wheatables coupon I posted? If so, no worries- simply go here.

Thanks Frugal and Thrifty Mama!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Free Samples Via Sample Showcase

The US Post Office is offering a new way to get samples- looks like a trial sort of program maybe. Anyway, go here and take a short quiz to see if you qualify. They are looking for certain demographics so you may not fit their criteria. If for some reason the link doesn't work try this: http://mysampleshowcase.com/

I am so excited! I qualified and am receiving this sample box which includes Secret deodorant, Dove chocolate, McCormick Grill Mates, Reese, Shower to Shower, and more. Hope you are able to get it too!

Thanks For the Mommas!

JoAnn's: 50% Off Coupon

Use this coupon to save 50% off any one single regular priced item at JoAnn's. Coupon expires 4/24/10.

Thanks Saving with Shellie!

Free Sample: OB Tampons

Go here to request a free sample of OB tampons with a cute little carrying case.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Free Sample: Plackers Grind-No-More

Go here to request your free sample of Plackers Grind-No-More.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Free Sample: Eucerin Lotion


Go here to request a free sample of Eucerin Daily Skin Balance lotion.

Thanks The Frugal Girls!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Walgreens: $1 Ink Cartridge Refills (4/21)


In celebration of Earth Day, tomorrow (4/21) Walgreens is offering $1 ink cartridge refills on both black and color cartridges. You will need the in-ad coupon that is in this weeks flyer.

Refills are available only on specific models. To find out if yours is one of them, go here.

Thanks Saving with Shellie!

Free Sample: Burt's Bees Toothpaste

Go here to request a free sample of Burt Bee's Toothpaste.

Thanks For the Mommas!

Baskin Robbins: $0.31 Scoop Night 4/28

On Wednesday, 4/28, from 5 pm. - 10 pm., participating Baskin Robbins locations are offering up scoops of icecream for only $0.31 each, up to three scoops. This is part of their event to honor American firefighters in which they are donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

As always, I recommend calling your local store ahead of time to see if they are participating.

Free Sample: Green Genius Trash Bags

Go here to get a free sample of Green Genius fully biodegradable trash bags.

Thanks Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Lays: Buy One Get One Free Coupon

Become a fan of Be Snack Ready on Facebook, click "Free Coupon" and you'll be able to print a coupon for Buy One Get One Free Lay's Kettle Cooked Chips. Coupon expires 5/15/10.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Free Sample: Organyc Femininie Products

Go here to request a free sample of Organyc Feminine products which are chlorine and perfume free and made from organic cotton.

Thanks Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Tasty Tuesday: Mexican Chicken Roll-ups

I tried this recipe recently when I was looking for something easy, filling and that used ingredients that I had on hand. We all really enjoyed this delicious Mexican style dish- even my 20 month old.

Mexican Chicken Roll-ups
2 1/2 c. cooked chicken, diced
1/2 c. sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. taco seasoning
1/2 can cream of mushroom soup ( I used this)
1 c. cheddar cheese
1 small onion, diced (optional)
1/2 c. salsa
10 7" flour tortillas

TOPPING:
1 c. sour cream
1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 tsp. taco seasoning

1/2 c. cheese

Combine ingredients and place a very thin layer of filling in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Place 1/3 c. filling in each tortilla, roll up and place seam side down in pan. Pour topping over tortillas; sprinkle with 1/2 c. cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

For other great 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, April 19, 2010

$1/1 Rayovac Battery Coupon

Become a fan of Rayovac on Facebook and you'll be able to print a $1/1 Rayovac battery coupon. I've read before that both Walmart and Target have these for $1 or less but somehow I can never find them. Anyone else ever have any luck?

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Dairy Queen: Buy One Blizzard Get One for $0.25


Okay, so I got an email about this deal last week and forgot all about posting it! Dairy Queen is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their famous Blizzard treat. As part of the celebration they are offering a $0.25 Blizzard if you purchase another Blizzard at regular price. This deal is good all week long (4/18-4/24) and is supposed to be available at all locations and not require any coupon. However, I always recommend calling your local store before doing a deal like this.

Weekly Spending Summary

Wow! This is one of those weeks that I can't quite figure out how I spent so much! I think knowing I only spent $16.58 last week somehow made me subconsciously think that I could spend a lot this week. Well, let me tell you I did! And now I only have $44.23 left to spend for the month. Think I can do it?

Let me just say too that this is where budgeting and being aware of my spending has paid off. I had absolutely no clue that I spent almost $115 dollars this week! It really only seemed like $60. If I wasn't budgeting and tracking my spending I would easily sail along the rest of the month spending my usual amount because I thought I hadn't spent that much. It really does pay to budget and track your spending!

Total Spent:
$114.59
Total Saved with Coupons: $57.88
Total Saved with Sales: $16.83
Total Saved: $74.71

Walmart
: $3.69
Saved with Coupons: $10.66

Freebies: 2 OJ's, Scotch-Brite

CVS: $0 (used change to pay)
Saved with Coupons: $13.50

Freebies: Dove, Paper Towels

My total cost for this was $0.07 so I just paid with some change I had in my wallet.

Rite Aid: $15.61
Saved with Coupons: $27.97
Saved with Sales: $9.68

Freebies: Renu, Puffs, and the rest is free after rebates

I bought the Renu with a raincheck but the rest of the items were this weeks sale items. I will get back $19.99 in Single Check Rebates so I made $4.38 on this.

Anyone local use Benadryl? You can have some of mine- seriously!

Giant: $2.32
Saved with Coupons: $5.75
Saved with Sales: $7.15

I paid $0.40 each for the Lysol. I'm thinking that should last me a good year! I had to smile at my cashier. I went to one that has in the past not been so great with me using coupons so I wasn't sure how she'd be this time. But when she saw the total drop from $14.35 to $2.32 her eyes kind of got big and her mouth popped open slightly and she said, "Wow, now that's the way to do it!" That was a huge compliment coming from her!

Creekside Bulk Food: $12.61
Okay, so I forgot to take a picture of this. I bought: 6 lbs. butter, wheat gluten, oatmeal, and lunch meat.

Aldi:
$27.56

I was so tickled to get butter for $1.49/lb. Made me wish I hadn't bought any at the bulk food store earlier this week!

Misc:
$52.80

This was money I used for quite a number of things. Part of it went to pay my mother-in-law for fresh ground whole wheat flour and also 5 lbs. of shredded cheese that she bought for me at $1/lb. Twenty dollars of it will be used to buy milk over the next 4 to 6 weeks at a local dairy. And the rest went/will be going towards produce from our local farmer's market.