Saturday, September 25, 2010

IGA Matchups 9-26 through 10-02

These IGA Match-ups are based on Central Illinois IGA stores.

*3 Day Pumpkin sale*  Prices valid From 9-30 through 10-02 only:  Locally Grown Pumpkins: 2/$4


  • Boneless Beef Stew meat family pack $2.99/lb.
  • Boneless Beef Chuck Roast, family pack $2.49/lb.
  • 80% lean ground beef, family pack $1.89/lb.
  • Goldkist Chicken thighs or drumsticks, family pack .88/lb.
  • Pork Steaks, family pack $1.29/lb.
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Ham, Chicken, turkey, or roast beef  7-9 oz. $2.99 Use $1/1 from here  Final Price:  $1.99 ea.
  • Oscar Mayer Family Pack Bologna or Cotto Salami 2/$4 Use $1/2 coupon from HERE  Final Price:  $1.50 each.
  • Supreme Choice Cod or Ocean Perch fillets 1 lb. $3.99
  • Supreme Choice Cooked Shrimp 1 lb. $5.99
  • Western Style Pork Ribs $1.69/lb.
  • New York Strip steak $5.99/lb.
  • Prima Gattie Peaches .99/lb.
  • Green Giant Russet Potatoes 10 lb. bag $2.99
  • Navel Oranges 2/$1
  • Green Giant Carrots 2 lb. bag 2/$3
  • Assorted Apples 3 lb. bag 2/$5
  • IGA brand Chicken noodle or tomato soup 2/$1
  • Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix 8-10 oz. .99 each
  • V8 Juice or V-Fusion Juice 2/$5  Use $1/2 coupons from HERE  Final Price:  $2 ea.
  • Creamette Lasagna or Egg Noodles 8-16 oz.  .99 ea.
  • Store Brand canned beans 15-15.5 oz. .59
  • Soup & Oyster Crackers 12 oz. .99
  • Quaker Bars or Bites 2/$4 Use in-ad manufactuer coupon for $3/5  Final Price:  $1.40 each.
  • Quaker Cereal 2/$4 Use in-ad manufactuer coupon for $3/5  Final Price:  $1.40 each.
  • Quaker Regular or quick oats 2/$3 Use in-ad manufacturer coupon for $3 off 5 Final Price:  .90 each
  • Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix 32-35 oz. $1.99 use in-ad manufacturer coupon for $3 off 5 Final Price:  $1.39 each.
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal 2/$5 Use $1/1 coupon from HERE  Final Price:  $1.50 each
  • Store Brand hot dog or hamburger buns .99 each.
  • Prairie Farms orange Juice 1/2 gal. $1.99
  • Kraft Cheese Shreds, cubed, chunk, or crumbles 5-8oz. 2/$4 Use $5/5 from HERE or $1/1 from HERE  Final price:  $1 each
  • Coffee mate creamer 32 oz. 2/$5  Use .75/1 from HERE  Final Price:  $1.75 each.
  • Healthy Choice select entrees or steamers 7.75-10 oz. 2/$4  Use $1/2 frozen entrees coupon, or $1/1 steamers coupon Final Price:  $1-$1.50 each.

More Printable Coupons

If you go HERE, you can find a number of printable Nestle coupons including:
  • $1/2 Nestle Morsels
  • $1.25/1 Nesquick Powder
  • $1/2 Nestle Bagged Candy
  • .50/2 cans of Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • $1/2 Juicy Juice

Coupon Reminder

Don't forget to pick up a couple newspapers tomorrow if you want to get a couple of the Free Oral-B rechargeable toothbrushes at CVS that I told you about HERE!

Also, it is almost the end of the month and that means that if there are any coupons at, you had better print them off now, because they may be disappearing soon!

Printable Coupons

Family Dollar: $5/25 Coupon

If you go HERE and "like" Family Dollar on Facebook, you can print off a coupon good for $5 off a $25 purchase.  This is only good through Sunday.

Printable Coupon: Johnson's Vapor Bath

Right now if you head over HERE to Redplum you can print off a coupon good for $1.50/1 Johnson's Soothing Vapor Bath.

Inexpensive Photo Gifts

Right now you can get a 20 page 5x7 everyday photobook from Snapfish, shipped for only $1.99 total.  To get this deal, enter the promo code:  babybook when you checkout. 

You can also get a great deal on an 8x10 photo canvas right now from Winkflash.  If you go here and use the promo code:  FREESAMPLE at checkout, you can get the 8x10 gallery wrapped photo canvas for free and you only have to pay shipping of $6.95!  This photo canvas is normally $29.99 not counting the shipping charge.

I think that these items would make wonderful inexpensive Christmas gifts.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Free Pens From Amsterdam Printing

If you go here to Amsterdam printing, you can request free samples of their pens that are under $5.00.  After you click on an items description, click the request free sample link and you can choose what color you would like.  You can request multiple free samples of different pens if you would like.  I just request 5 different free pens.  You don't have to enter any payment info at checkout either!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Girls Sandals Shipped for $2.99!

If you have not used the JC Penney promo codes yet for $10 off a $10 purchase, you can get several different pairs of girls sandals shipped to your door for only $2.99.  These sandals are all $12.99 before the $10 off and they have free shipping!  Use promo code:  GO4TEN or LIZ4YOU to get $10 off your purchase of $10 or more.  Most of these still have many sizes available:
Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Fresh Salsa

We love a fresh bowl of salsa here at our house.  I also love it because it gets my husband to eat a lot of vegetables including tomatoes, which I have a hard time accomplishing otherwise.  Salsa is a great way to use up those end-of season tomatoes and it's full of healthy ingredients too.  This is our favorite salsa recipe-it is just bursting with fresh flavor.  I originally found this recipe somewhere on but I have tweaked it a little bit to suit our tastes.
  • 2 Jalapeno Peppers
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (feel free to eliminate this if you like)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • (1) 10 oz. can tomatoes with green chile peppers (I use a can of medium ro-tel)
  • 4-5 medium size fresh tomatoes, 3-4 large size, or (1) 28 oz. can of canned tomatoes or (2) 14 oz. cans.
  • 1/4 cup of Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • About a Tablespoon of fresh lime juice (you can omit this is you don't have any lime)
Directions:  Roast the Jalapeno Peppers in the oven at about 300 degrees until they begin to shrivel:  my Jalapenos here shriveled more after removing them from the oven.
 Cut each of the Jalapenos into three pieces.  Add the Can of tomatoes and green chile peppers, Sugar, salt, cumin, onion, garlic, lime juice, and jalapenos to the bowl of a food processor or blender.  I then pulse these ingredients about 6 times until they are evenly chopped up:  
 Now add the tomatoes, and Cilantro (If you are using fresh tomatoes cut them into at least 8 wedges per tomato before adding). Pulse again until the mixture is the consistency that you would like (we like ours pretty fine). 
This recipe makes one large, quart-size canning jar full (I don't can mine though):

Hot Deal on Gorgeous Bamboo Still Available!

I wanted to re-post this today in case any of you missed out on this deal yesterday.  Some of the gorgeous organic bamboo bowls and cutting boards are still available!  You can go HERE to One Kings Lane to sign up and see what is still left.  One Kings Lane is a daily deal site similar to Groupon that offers awesome prices on high-end items.  If you sign up through my link HERE, you will get a $15 credit to spend on anything they have, and it can be used toward shipping costs if you find something under $15!  These Bamboo items are only available until Monday, or until they sell out.  Here are some of the items still available:
 This purple bowl is $15, so after your credit you could have it shipped to your house for only $8.  There are several other colors available as well.

This yellow bowl is $14, or $7 shipped to your house.

This gorgeous natural bowl would be $12 shipped to your house after your credit.

I think that this cutting board is a great deal as it would only be $5 total to have it shipped to your house after your sign up credit!  You can get a larger size also that would be only $9 shipped.

Even if you aren't interested in any of these items, you may want to go ahead and sign up with One Kings Lane.  Your $15 sign up credit does not expire for 6 months and I have a feeling that we will be seeing a lot of incredible deals from this site over the next few weeks.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Free Museum Admission Day-Saturday, September 25

Saturday, September 25 is free admission day to tons of museums across the country.  You can go HERE to find out more and search for a museum in your area.  I searched for Illinois museums and there were more than two pages of results.

Swagbucks is Hot Right Now!

Yesterday and Today, the Swagbucks site has not been loading properly all the time because they are doing technical work to the site.  I think that they are trying to make it up to us though, because I have been winning swagbucks like crazy today when I can get the site to load.  I just won 18 Swag Bucks 3 times in a row!  If you are a member of Swag Bucks you may want to try doing some searches and see if you are as lucky as I am today!

If you are not a member of SwagBucks yet, you can go HERE and they will start you out with 30 Swag Bucks.  This year I am hoping to at least half-way fund my Christmas Shopping money with Amazon gift cards won from Swag Bucks.
UPDATE:  I just won 18 Swag Bucks two more times! lol!

Chili's Free Chips and Skillet Queso Coupon

If you go HERE and sign up for Chili's Email Club, you will receive a coupon for a free order of Chips and Skillet Queso!

Coupon Mom Book only $2.81 on Amazon

The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half: The Strategic Shopping Method Proven to Slash Food and Drugstore Costs
Right now you can get the Coupon Mom's book on cutting your grocery budget for only $2.81 from Amazon.  That is 82% off.  When I first started really couponing, I read this book and I found it helpful.  It also ships free with Amazon Prime or a $25 purchase.

Go HERE to find out how you can get free subscriptions to Amazon Prime!

Michaels Craft Store Coupons

If you go HERE and sign up to receive email updates from Michaels Craft stores, they will send you a welcome email with a 40% off coupon.  You can also view your stores' local circular online, and if there are coupons in it, click on them and you can print them off at home.  I was just looking at my closest stores circular and there was a 50% off coupon good for 9-26 in it.

Buy One Get One Free Caribou Coffee

This weekend only, you can get a coupon on Caribou Coffee's facebook page for buy one cold or hot coffee and get one free.  Go here to get you coupon.  I wish there was one of these in my area!

Thanks Rose Knows Coupons!

Free Samples

If you go HERE to the Nature's Path Facebook page you can request a free granola bar sample!  Just click on the 3PMmmm Contest Tab then click on Hungry?  and fill out your info.  This one is no longer available, but the one below is:

There is also a new Sample available through for Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.

Thanks Rose Knows Coupons!

Hurry! Hot Deal on Gorgeous Bamboo Bowls, Utensils Ect..

Go HERE to sign up with One Kings Lane and you can get some awesome bamboo items shipped for only $1-$3.  I just ordered a set of beautiful bamboo utensils for only $2.95 shipped (pictured above).  You can find these items after you sign up by clicking on all sales at the top, then go to the Core Bamboo.  Stuff is selling out really fast!  You can pay with paypal if you want too!  I've been looking for some nice wooden spoons that don't cost an arm and a leg for some time now!

Hurry! Free Kandoo Wipes

Go HERE to request a coupon for a free tub of Pampers Kandoo Wipes.  Hurry as this is only available to the first 10,000!  I think there are still some available as I just signed up and it said I would get my coupon in the mail within 2 weeks!
Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Financial Goals

As fun as it can be to get things for free, that alone does not motivate me to work hard to save my family money.  Living like no one else now, does not seem like much fun without knowing that later on we will be able to LIVE like no one else.  Having some real attainable, financial goals to work towards makes it more rewarding to do without some things that we may like to have.  Everyone should have goals in life, including some sort of financial goals.  My husband and I work together to evaluate what is really important to us in life and then we set our financial goals from there.  

Try to make your goals attainable and challenging at the same time. Your goals don't have to be big, they can be as simple as saving up gas money for a small car trip.  Try to set yourself a realistic time frame for meeting your specific goal.  Your goals also don't have to be set in stone, if somethings changes, you can re-evaluate your goals and work from there.  My husband and I try to sit down and go over our finances and evaluate our financial situation at least twice a year.  If we aren't getting any closer to our goals then we know something has to change:  we either need to figure out how to bring in more money, or cut down on money going out. 

Although my husband and I have a number of financial goals, our main one right now is to pay off the principle on our home mortgage.  We hope to accomplish this goal within 2 years.  As of September, we have paid off 56.7%.

It can be very discouraging if you have large financial needs and little money coming in.  Try to get everyone in your household on board with your current financial goals.  Try making a chart showing how much closer you have gotten to achieving your goals each month if you think this would motivate you.

I will try to post monthly updates on our financial goals because it helps to motivate me and hold me accountable.  Please feel free to share your own progress toward your goals in the comments below!

CVS Beginner Transaction Ideas 9-26 through 10-02

If you are new to CVS and you did the transaction ideas that I posted earlier this week, then you will probably have some ECBs to start this next week out with.  This will allow you to get 2 Oral-B Vitality toothbrushes for free will little money out of pocket.

Transaction #1:

Buy 1 Oral-B Vitality $23.00
Use $10/1 coupon from the 9-26 P&G insert
Pay $13.00 (use any ECBs that you already have) and get back $13 in ECBs

Transaction #2:

Buy 1 Oral-B Vitality $23.00

Use $10/1 coupon from the 9-26 P&G insert
Pay $13.00 (use $13.00 ECB from transaction #1) and get back $13 in ECBs
Net cost:  2 for Free after Extra Bucks!

Now, if you have never signed up for Emails from CVS before, you can do that HERE and they will send you a $4/20 CVS coupon.  Use that for Transaction #1 and pay only $9.00 out of pocket and get back $13.00 ECBs for a $4 Money Maker!  If you did the transactions I put up earlier this week and already have $6.00 ECBs, then you will only have to pay another $3 out of pocket to get 2 Oral-B vitality toothbrushes and $13.00 back in ECBs for the next week!

* Don't forget- if you would like to send off for the P&G $110 coupon booklet-save your receipts, if you buy two of the Oral-B rechargeable toothbrushes, you will only have to spend another $4 pre-coupon to send off for it.
**Learn How to Shop for Free at CVS Starting HERE!

CVS Deals 9-26 through 10-02

These are the coming weeks deals at CVS starting 9-26.  My store will start these deals on 9-25, you can ask your local store when they change their sale prices over for the coming week.
Dawn Dish soap .97 each
Use $1/1 hand renewal from the Home Made Simple booklet
Final Price:  Free

Kellogg's Cereal 2/$4
Use $1/2 or $1.50/2 from HERE
Final Price:  $1.25-1.50 each

Doritos 2/$5 get $1.00 ECB when you buy 2

Welches 64 oz. Grape Juice 2/$6  Get $1.00 ECB when you buy 2
Use (2) .75/1 coupons from 7-11 S.S.(expires 9-30) or $1/1 from 9-12 S.S.
Final Price:  $1.50-1.75 each.

Maxwell House Coffee 2/$6
Use $1/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price:  $2 ea.

Mott's applesauce or Dole Fruit cups 3/$5

Arm and Hammer Detergent and Fabric Softener B1G1 Free
Use coupons from HERE
Final Price:  Varies

Febreeze Products Spend $10 get $3.00 ECB

Downy Liquid Fabric Softener 40 loads $3.99
Use $1.50/1 coupon from 8-22 S.S (expires 9-30)
Final Price:  $2.49 each

Tide Stain Release 20 oz. $3.99
Use $2/1 from recent magazines including Martha Stewart Living
Final Price:  $1.99

HP printer cartridges:  get $10.00 ECB when you buy 2

Nexxus Haircare products Spend $20 get $10 ECB

Get $5 ECB when you spend $10:
  • Olay Daily facials 30 ct, cleanser or gentle foaming wash $5
  • Olay Body wash 23.6 oz or plus ribbons 18 oz $7
  • Pantene expressions, restoratives shampoo or conditioner 8.5-13.5 oz, mask 7.6 oz, balm 3.5 oz $5
  • Head & Shoulders $5
  • Covergirl Clean liquid foundation or pressed powder
  • Secret flawless 2.6-2.7 oz, Old Spice fresh collection 2.6 oz, or Gillette clear gel deodorant 2.6-4 oz $4
    • Deal Idea:  buy 2 Head and shoulder @ $5 each  Use (2) $1/1 coupons from 9-26 P&G get back $5 ECB  Final Price:  $3 for 2
    • Deal Idea:  buy 2 Facial Wash @ $5 each  Use (2) $2/1 coupons from 9-26 P&G  Get back $5 ECB  Final Price:  $1 for 2
Oral-B Vitality Floss Action Re-chargeable toothbrush $23 Get back $13 ECB  
Use $10/1 from 9-26 P&G
Final Price:  Free

Tampax Pearl $2.99
Use $2/1 from 9-26 P&G
Final Price:  .99 per box

Tide 20-32 loads $5.96
Use $1.50/1 from 8-22 S.S. (expires 9-30)
Final Price:  $4.46

P&G $110 Coupon Book Rebate

I forgot to mention this before, but right now Proctor and Gamble has a $110 coupon booklet that you can send off for if you spend $50 on P&G products.  This $50 total is calculated before all coupons so you really don't have to spend that much.  This rebate form was included in a P&G insert about a month ago, but you can download the form HERE if you would like.

This rebate is really nice because you can reach the $50 total over multiple receipts- you don't have to buy everything at the same time.  This rebate is available until 12/31/2010.  If you go here, you can find out more details as well as see the coupons that will be included in the booklet (Click on view coupon book values right above the pictures of the products).

Free $10 Mall Gift Card on Your Birthday

This sounds like an awesome Freebie!  If you go here and sign up for your closest malls' email newsletter, you are supposed to receive a $10 Mall credit card on your birthday.  You will receive an email that you can print out and take to your malls' customer service area in order to receive it.  I did see the Champaign, Illinois Mall is participating.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Mega Swag Bucks Day!

Today is Mega Swag Bucks day!  What is Mega Swag Bucks?

Mega Swag Bucks is every Friday when you have a much higher chance of winning large amounts of Swag Bucks with a search.  If you are wondering: What is Swag Bucks?

Swagbucks is an awesome site to join to earn a little extra money. I personally have earned $160 in amazon gifts cards since joining about 10 months ago.

Swagbucks is a free search engine site that rewards you with Swag bucks for searching. You can then trade your Swag bucks in for Prizes in their store. My favorite Prize is a $5 Amazon gift card for 450 Swag bucks. It is easy to earn Swag bucks because you just use it as your search engine instead of your regular one. I earn Swag bucks every day by simply going to Swagbucks and searching for the next site I am going to visit online, such as my email, ect..  Swagbucks is a great way earn a little extra to help out with paying for Christmas and Birthdays.

You can sign up with Swagbucks by going HERE and they will start you out with 30 Swagbucks.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Free Sample of Thomas Coffee

Right now, you can sign up to receive a free sample of Thomas Coffee if you go HERE.

Saving Money by Negotiating Late Fees and Overdraft Fees

Have you ever accidently paid a bill or credit card late or let your bank account become overdrawn, and found yourself strapped with late fees or penalties?  I have done both of these by mistake.  I have gotten much better about paying our bills on time and keeping track of our bank balance over the last several years, but recently I had a balance on my Menard's credit card which I hardly ever use, and I forgot to pay it.  Of course then I had a late payment fee on my account.  I called the credit card company and asked them to do a one-time wavier of the fee on my account because it was an accident.  The individual I talked to was super nice and replied that sure, they would take that late fee off right away for me.  Now, of course your results may be different depending on who you talk to and what kind of shape your account may be in, but it never hurts to ask.  

I also had a similar experience with our bank account being overdrawn and I got (3) $25 overdraft fees for a couple $5-$10 transactions.  I called the bank and they did take the fees off because we had never had anything like that happen before.  Your bank may also allow you to link your accounts if you have both a checking and savings, so that if your checking account becomes empty, the money will come out of your savings account preventing overdraft fees.  

If you find yourself faced with late payment fees or overdraft fees consider talking to the company or your bank and asking them to remove the fees or at least to have them reduced.  You just might be surprised by the results you may get. 

Satisfaction Guarantees

Pampers New Dry Max Diapers have a satisfaction Guarantee where if you are not satisfied with them for any reason, they will refund your full purchase price plus $1 for shipping.  They will refund any size package, even a box of diapers.  All you have to do is mail in an index card with you name and address along with your receipt and barcode off the diapers.  This offer is good until 12/31/2010.  You can go here to find out more details about this.

Another P&G refund currently available is for the new Pantene hair care products.  If you are not satisfied with them for any reason you can get a refund of double your purchase price.  This offer is available until 6/30/2011.  If you would like more details, you can check it out here.

Printable Coupons

$2/1 Huggies Baby wipes 320 ct or larger

$1/1 8th Continent soy Milk

$1/1 Energizer Batteries or Flashlight - some people are finding the flashlights at Kroger for only $1.19 or .19 each after coupon

Free Samples

If you go here, you can sign up to receive a free sample of CareFresh rabbit or Guinea pig food.  You will also receive a B1G1 free coupon in the mail. has a new sample of Playtex sport available HERE.

Go HERE to sign up for a couple John Freida Root Awakening Hair care samples.

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Playtex for .99 at Walgreens

Right now you can get Playtex Tampons for only .99 per box at Walgreens.  Here's how:

buy 1 18-ct box of Playtex at $3.99
Use the $2/1 coupon from HERE (this has reset, even if you printed it before)
Use the $1/1 coupon from the Walgreens coupon booklet-these are located in the front of the store by the weekly circulars.

Final Price:  only .99 per box

Lots of New Printable Hasbro Coupons!

There are lots of New Hasbro Printable coupons available HERE.
What you will find:

$2 off any one PLAYSKOOL WHEEL PALS MINI 4-pack
$5 off either one My LITTLE PONY RAINBOW DASH PLANE (94819 or 25653) or one My LITTLE PONY MOMMY AND PONY VEHICLE (93238)
$2 off any one PLAYSKOOL WEEBLES 2-pack figures
$5 off any total CHUCK & FRIENDS purchase of $25.00 or more
$2 off one PLAYSKOOL MR. POTATO HEAD Classic
$5 off one PLAYSKOOL Busy Ball Popper
$5 off any one TONKA MOD MACHINES SYSTEM purchase of $20 or more
These all expire on 10-18-10

$5 off any one IRON MAN 2 R/C IRON MAN
$5 off one IRON MAN 2 HELMET
$1 off one SPIDER-MAN ACTION FIGURE (offer valid on 93570 series)
The expiration date for these are all 11-15-10
Thanks My Frugal Adventures!

New Pampers Gifts to Grow Code

Here is yet another new Pampers Gifts to Grow Code worth 10 points:  1FORMEGTGSEPT23

Thanks My Frugal Adventures!

Shopping Trip 9-23 Wal-Mart

Today at Walmart I spent $20.83 for all of this plus a gallon of milk that is not in the picture.  All totaled, without any ad-matching or coupons it would have cost approx. $59.84, so I saved a total of 65.2%.  Here is what I bought:
  • 1 loaf of Whole wheat bread price-matched to target for $2.25 - $1/1 coupon from emailing the company = $1.25
  • 1 cantaloupe price -matched to Kroger for .97
  • 3 soBe lifewaters - (3) free item coupons from online game.
  • 3.25 lbs. of red grapes price-matched to IGA for .99/lb. Total $3.22
  • Krunchers potato Chips $2.50 used $1/1 coupon from 6-27 S.S. = $1.50
  • 1 Ultra downy liquid ball dispenser $1.44 used $1.50/1 coupon from 8-22 S.S. =.06 overage  I was a little hesitant to use this coupon on this, but I saw it suggested somewhere online, and it went through fine.
  • 2 packages of shout wipes to go .97 each used $2/2 coupon from 8-08 S.S. = .06 overage
  • 2 packages of Breakstones cottage doubles .88 each used (2) $1/1 coupons from HERE = .24 overage
  • 1 box of Boca Burgers $2.78 used $1/1 coupon from HERE = $1.78
  • 2 tubs of wonderful Pistachios $3.88 each Used (2) $2/1 coupons that I got from recycle bank = $1.88 each
  • Chef Requested beef filets $3.98 used $3/1 coupon from HERE  Final Price:  .98
  • Bananas price matched to My Store for .39/lb.  = .84 total
  • 2 jars of Chi-Chis salsa price-matched to Meijer for $1.25 each  used $1/2 coupon previously available on  = .75 each
  • 1 bottle of Hidden Valley dressing price-matched to Meijer for $2.50 used $2/1 coupon from HERE =.50
  • 2 packages of Post-it notes price-matched to staples for $1  used $1/1 coupon from 8-15 S.S.(there are internet printables available as well)= free
  • 2 cans of Dole Mandarin oranges priced matched to Schnucks for $1 each used .50/2 coupon from 6-20 S.S. = .75 each
  • 5 cans of Del Monte no-sugar added fruit cocktail price-matched to Big Lots for .50 each.  Used $1/5 coupon from 9-19 R.P. = .30 each
  • 2 cans of Del Monte Vegetables price matched to My Store for .50 each.  Used $1/2 coupon from 9-19 R.P.(not everyone received this) =free
  • 1 Gallon of Milk price matched to Aldi for $1.89
*If you would like to find out more information about Price-matching at Walmart you can find out more about it HERE.

Reminder: Coupons Expiring Soon

I just wanted to remind everyone if they haven't used several of the good coupons available lately that they will be expiring soon:
$3/1 Wisk detergent coupon from the 8-29 R.P. expires on 9-26  you can use this at Dollar General to get the bottles for $1 each.
$1/1 Gain dish liquid from 8-29 P&G expires on 9-30 you can use this at Walmart to get the smaller bottles for free!
$2/2 Shout product coupon from the 8-08 S.S. expires on 9-25  you can use these at Walmart to get 2 of the trial sized shout to go wipes for free.

My Store Matchups 9-23 through 9-29

  • Ground Chuck Family Pack $1.99/lb.
  • Whole Fryer Chicken .89/lb.
  • Boneless sirloin pork roast or cutlets family pack $1.69/lb.
  • Boneless Pork Sirloin chops $1.69/lb.
  • chicken drumsticks or thighs .69/lb.
  • chicken leg quarters family pack .59/lb.
  • Deli meat:  Eckrich bologna, Eckrich turkey breast, Eckrich Ham :  all $2.99/lb.
  • Deli meat:  Healthy Ones Black Forest Ham $4.99/lb.

  • Chiquita Bananas .39/lb.
  • Idaho potatoes 3 lb. bag .69 each
  • Apples Red or Golden delicious apples, McIntosh or Jonathon 3 lb. bag 2/$4
  • Nectarines .79/lb.
  • Bartlett Pears .99/lb.
  • Honeydew, Pineapple or 6 oz. raspberries 2/$5
  • Yellow Onions 3 lb. bag  2/$3
  • Eggplant or Broccoli crowns .99/lb.
  • Fresh express lettuce shreds 8 oz. .99 each
  • Cabbage 3 lbs./$1
  • Red potatoes 5 lb. $1.99
  • 1 lb. bag of carrots 3/$2
  • squash .59/lb.
  • Romaine lettuce or cauliflower .79/lb.
  • Head of lettuce .69 each
  • Swiss Valley 2% milk gallon $2.19
  • International Delight creamer 16 oz. $1.79  Use .55/1 printable Final Price:  $1.24 ea.
  • Pillsbury grands Biscuits, cinnamon rolls, crescents 10/$10  Use $1/2 printables from HERE and HERE.  Final Price .50 each.
  • Dannon Activia 4 pk.  $2.19 use .75/1 coupon from HERE  Final Price:  $1.44
  • Yoplait Greek Yogurt .89 each  Use $1/2 coupons from HERE and HERE Final Price:  .39 ea.
  • Yoplait Smoothie kit 2/$5  Use $1/1 from HERE or HERE Final Price: $1.50 each
  • Pictsweet Veggies 12-16 oz. 10/$10
  • Kraft Singles 12 oz. $1.99  Use $5/5 from HERE or $1/1 from HERE Final Price:  .99 ea.
  • Kraft Shredded Cheese 2/$4 Use $5/5 from HERE or $1/1 from HERE Final Price:  $1 ea.  *Bonus:  Use In-Ad store coupon to get 1 box of Ritz crackers for free when you buy 2 packages of Kraft cheese.
  • Dannon Yogurt .40 each Use .40/6 coupon from HERE Final Price:  .33 each
  • Store Brand Rice:  16 oz. .59 ea.
  • Store brand mustard 16 oz. .79 ea.
  • College Inn Broth 14.5 oz. 3/$2
  • Del Monte Canned Vegetables 11-15.25 oz. 2/$1 Use $1/2 coupon from 9-19 R.P. Final Price:  Free
  • Hostess Donettes or Crullers .99 per bag
  • Progresso soup .99 each Use $1/4 coupon from HERE Final Price:  .74 each.
  • Tropicana orange Juice:  2/$4
  • Pillsbury cake mix or Family fudge brownie .79 each.
  • All Pepsi product 2 liters .99 each
  • General Mills Cereals selected varieties 3/$5  Use $1/2 coupons from HERE   Final Price:  $1.16 each
  • Ajax liquid detergent 50 oz. $2.99
  • Trend Laundry Detergent 60 oz. 2/$5 use $1/1 from recent Walmart Mailer Final Price $1.50 each

CVS Beginner Transaction Ideas

I am sorry that I am so late in posting this, but I wanted to make sure I got the Shopping for Free at CVS series completed before I posted any of these deals, then I forgot to post them!  Here are some transaction ideas if you are new to CVS:
Transaction #1:

Buy 1 Revlon Lustrous Lipstick on sale for $6.99 with $2.00 ECB back
Use $2/1 coupon from here (facebook offer)
Pay $5.00 out of pocket and get back $5.00 ECB

Transaction #2:

Buy 2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 Deodorants on sale for $2.99 each with a $2.00 ECB back for each (limit of 3)
Buy 2 boxes of Quaker instant oatmeal on sale 2/$5 with a $2.00 ECB back when you buy 2.
Use $3/2 Right Guard printable
Use (2) $1/1 Quaker oatmeal printables
subtotal:  $5.99  Pay with $5.00 ECB from Transaction #1 and $0.99 out of pocket.
Get Back $4.00 ECB for the Right Guard ($2.00 for each) and $2.00 ECB for the Quaker

If you buy these items, you are paying a little out of pocket to get started with, but you are getting everything for free after the Extra Bucks that you get back.

If you would like to get two free Revlon lipsticks, you can repeat Transaction #1 above and use the $5.00 ECB to pay for the second lipstick, along with another $2/1 coupon.

*one more idea:  if in Transaction #2, you would rather get shaving cream instead of oatmeal:
Buy the 2 Right Guards like a originally said and 
Buy 2 Edge Shave gels on sale of $2.79 with a $1.80 ECB back (limit 1 for the ECBs)
Use the B1G1 Edge Shave gel coupon from HERE (click on personal care)
Pay  $5.78 use $5.00 ECB from Trans #1 and $0.78 cash, get back a total of $5.80 in ECB's

New Pampers Gifts to Grow Code

There is a new Pampers Gifts to Grow code available worth 5 points:  PAMPERSTWITTER5

If you do not have a Pampers Gifts to Grow account, you can go here to sign up.

Find a huge list of more active Gifts to Grow codes HERE (should net you about 300 points)

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Buy One Get One Free Sunbelt Coupon

Here is yet another facebook promotion.  If you "like" Sunbelt on Facebook, then click on the Coupons tab, you can get a B1G1 free coupon for their Fruit and Grain bars.  These are fairly inexpensive at Walmart, so this coupon should make for a good deal. 

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Cheap Deal From Plum District

Update:  These are now sold out!
Plum District is a Daily Deal site that is similar to Groupon.  Today they have a hot deal for a $40 gift certificate to for only $20.  At, if you spend $49 you will get free shipping.  So, if you bought $49 worth of diapers to get the free shipping, it would come out to be only $29 total with this Plum District deal.  You can go HERE to sign up and purchase this deal.  This gift certificate is only good on products in the "diaper" category at  You can use this on any type of diapers including training pants and cloth diapers.  Here's how to get this deal:
  1. Go HERE to sign up with Plum District.
  2. Click on the Buy button to purchase the $40 gift certificate for $20.
  3. Your gift certificate should be in your account in 24 hours and can be redeemed beginning September, 25.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Save-A-Lot $5/25 Coupon

If you go HERE and sign up to receive emails from Save-A-Lot, you will receive a coupon in your email good for $5 off a $25 purchase.

Free Evening at The Decatur Children's Museum

The Children's Museum of Illinois, located in Decatur, Illinois has a free evening on this Thursday, Sept. 23 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  You can go HERE to find out more.