Saturday, October 9, 2010

Send A Friend A Free Box Of Kleenex

I know that this freebie was all over the blogsphere about a week ago, but I never got around to posting.  It is still available though if you haven't signed up for this yet.  If you go here, you can fill in yours and a friends info to send them a free box of Kleenex.

Shopping Trip 10-9 CVS

Today I made a total of $2 in ECBs buying the above items at CVS.  Here's how:

I bought the large make-up kit on sale for $3.99 and the glow-stick for .99 and used a $5 off CVS coupon from the price scanner = free
1 Reach flosser- I used a rain check from the previous week to get it for $2.99 with a $2.99 ECB back.  I also used a manufacturer coupon for $1 off = $1 ECB profit
1 Colgate Total toothpaste on sale for $2.99 with $2.99 ECB back.  I used the .75/1 Printable Coupon from here= .75 ECB profit.
I also brought my reusable bag with my green bag tag and had it scanned= .25 ECB profit
Total= $2 ECB profit!

More Free Halloween Items At CVS!

I thought that the coupon from the CVS price scanner for $5 off Halloween items was a one-time only deal, but when I scanned my card today, I got that coupon again!  If you are going to CVS, make sure to scan your card so that you can get some more free Halloween items.  This coupon may stop printing this next week or even tomorrow, so get it while you can!  This coupon expires the day after you get it.

New Printable Similac Coupon

I posted last week about a Printable $3/1 any Similac Formula Coupon.  I am not sure if everyone was able to print this or not because I received it in an email.  If you go here, to the Similac home page, there is a link to the $3/1 coupon that it looks like everyone should be able to print. 

Right now the Ready-to-feed Similac formula is on roll-back at Walmart for only $3.84 (from $6.24).  Use the $3/1 Printable Coupon to get it for only .84 each!

Baby Freebies

Go here to print off a certificate to take to your baby's doctor to get a free sample of Enfamil formula.

If you go here and sign up for Enfamil family beginnings, they will send you free formula samples, as well as formula checks and up to $250 in free gifts!

Go here and sign up for the Similac strong moms program and receive up to $329 in freebies including formula checks, free formula, and more.

Printable Coupons

If you go here you will find:
  • .75/1 Shake and Bake Product (seems like these are only around $1 to start with)
  • $2.50/1 Orange Benefiber
  • $1/2 Spongebob Cheese Nips
Go here to print off:
  • .55/1 any Tom Cat Rodent Control Product
  • .50/1 Land O lakes spreadable butter product
Go here to print off:

Hot CVS Deals 10-10 through 10-16

If you are new to shopping at CVS, you can read all about how to shop at CVS for Free starting HERE.

Quaker Quick Oats 18 oz, Instant Oatmeal, or Granola Bars:  2/$5 with $2 ECB when you buy 2
Use (2) $2/1 Printable Coupons for instant oatmeal
Final Price:  $1 Money Maker!

Snuggie $14.99
Use $5/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price:  $9.99

Dawn Dish Soap .97
Use $1/1 Coupon from Homemade Simple coupon book, or use .50/1 or .25/1 from 9-26 P&G insert
Final Price:  as low as free

Method Laundry soap $8.99 with a $5 ECB back
Final Price:  $3.99 each

Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste $2.99 with a $2.99 ECB back (limit 2)
Use .75/1 Printable Coupon or .75/1 From 10-3 S.S.
Final Price:  free plus .75 Money Maker!

Hot Walgreens Deals 10-10 through 10-16

If you are new to shopping at Walgreens you may want to read this post.

Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste $2.49 and get back $1.50 R.R.
Use $1/1 from 9-26 P&G insert
Final Price:  Free after coupon and R.R.

Noxema Disposable Razors $3.99 and get back $3 R.R.
Use $1/1 coupon from 8-8 R.P. insert
Final Price:  free after coupon and R.R.

Huggies Jumbo pack diapers or Pull-ups $8.99 and get back $2 in R.R.
Use $2.50/1 Little Snugglers or Little Movers Printable
Final Price:  $4.49 after coupon and R.R.

Halls Refresh Lemon Raspberry drops $1 and get back $1 R.R.
Use the $1/2 Coupon from the 10-10 S.S. to get 2 free or
Use the .75/1 from Sept. or Oct. All You magazine for a .75 M.M.
Final Price:  free after R.R.

Snuggie $14.99
Use $5.00/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price:  $9.99

Energizer Batteries 2/$6
Use $1/1 coupon from 10-3 or 9-12 S.S. insert
Final Price:  $2 each
*Bonus:  buy 2 and get a free battery powered glow-stick ($5.99 value)

Hot Groupon is Back Again!

The really great Groupon deal is available again today if you still have not taken advantage of it.  For only $10, you get a $20 voucher to, plus free 1-2 day shipping is included!  Now, if you don't know what is, it is the sister site to  I bought a Groupon for before, and I was very happy with their service. offers almost any type of beauty and personal care products that you could think of:  makeup, cleaning products, paper products, laundry detergent, and lots of natural and organic items!  This Groupon deal would be a great way to save on some of those items that it is hard to ever find a great deal on like natural cleaning products.

Here's how to get this deal:
  • Go to Groupon and sign up.
  • Click on the “Visit More Cities” tab up in the navigational bar and click on Boston (since this is an online deal, anyone can purchase it).
  • Purchase the $20 voucher for only $10 (this offer is available today only).
  • Your Groupon voucher will show up in your account within 24 hours with a special code to use at checkout.
  • This Groupon must be used by Jan 11, 2011. There is a limit of one per order. Limit one per customer. But you may purchase multiples as gifts.

Swag Code Alert!

Right now there is a Swag Code at the Swagbucks blog worth 6 Swag Bucks.  It is only available until 1:00 pm PDT.

Copy and then paste the code on the Swag Bucks home page in the box that says: Enter your Swag Code.

If you would like to know more about Swagbucks and why I love it so much, you can check out this post.  Or you can go ahead and sign up here, they will start you out with 30 Swag Bucks!

Sunday Coupon Preview

If you would like to find out ahead of time what coupons will be in Sunday's paper, you can go here to check them out.  There are often regional differences in coupons, so you may not get exactly what is listed. 

There are a couple really good coupons that will be in the paper including a $1/1 Gain Dish soap coupon.  This makes the smaller bottles of Gain dish soap free at Walmart!

Reminder: Free Activities At Douglas Hart Today

Douglas Hart Nature Center in Mattoon, Illinois has a Free Fall Fest Today: from noon to 4 pm.  If you would like to find out more, check out this post.

Reminder: Old Navy Jackets Only $16 Today

Today Old Navy has their Jackets for only $16 each!  This looks like a great deal if you are in need of one (the original prices for them are $29.50-49.50 each!)
There is a limit of 5 per customer.  This deal will only be available in-store. 
Update:  This deal is available in-store and online!  If you spend $50 you will get free shipping as well!  You may want to try signing up for Old Navy's email list(scroll down to the bottom of the page) because they usually send you a coupon code for $10 off a $50 purchase with free shipping! (at least they did when I signed up a couple months ago)

New Chips Ahoy Coupon = Free At Kroger

There is a new coupon available here for $1/2 Chips Ahoy Cookies.  This coupon has no exclusions so it can be used on the Chips Ahoy Go-Cups.  These are part of the Kick off to savings event going on at Kroger right now.  If you buy 10 participating items, it makes the Go-Cups only .49 each.  Use this coupon to get 2 for free!  You should be able to print off two copies of this coupon per computer.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Hurry! Hot Printable Coupon!

There is a new printable coupon HERE on Facebook(click on the coupon tab) for $2/1 any Quaker Instant Oatmeal.  This will definitely make for free oatmeal.  In fact it will make oatmeal more-than-free at CVS this coming week!  This coupon may go fast!  You should be able to print off two copies per computer.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Swag Hunt Available Right Now- 11 Swag Bucks

Right now there is a Swag Code Hunt starting HERE worth 11 Swag Bucks.  This one is a little tricky, it helps to read the Swagbucks wall on Facebook if you need help. 

Copy and then paste the code on the Swag Bucks home page in the box that says: Enter your Swag Code.

If you would like to know more about Swagbucks and why I love it so much, you can check out this post.  Or you can go ahead and sign up here, they will start you out with 30 Swag Bucks!

Free Bottle of Advil Still Available

Surprisingly, it looks like the coupon for a free bottle of Advil is still available, if you have not requested one yet.  I already got an email from the company saying my free coupon for a 24 count bottle is on the way!  You can go HERE to sign up for this.

Thanks My Frugal Adventures!

McDonald's Coupon Booklets Available

McDonald's has some new Trick or Treat coupon booklets available at some of their locations.  I found these booklets last year at the McDonald's in Decatur, IL.  The booklets cost $1 each but they have 12 different coupons inside for free items: 
  • 3 coupons for FREE apple Dippers
  • 3 coupons for FREE small apple juice or milk jug
  • 3 coupons for FREE a free small cone
  • 3 coupons for FREE hamburgers
The coupons are valid from Nov. 1st through Dec. 31st.
The only thing I don't like about these booklets is that they say only one coupon per child, per visit.

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Lots of New Printable Hasbro Coupons

If you go HERE, you can print off a number of different new Hasbro toy and game coupons.  They include:
  • $2 off a Playskool Gloworm
  • $2 off a Classic Mr. Potato Head
  • $5 off a Playskool Sit N' Spin toy
  • $2 off a two pack of Weebles
  • and more!

Buy One, Get One Free Propel Coupon

If you go here, you can print off a B1G1 Free coupon for 20 or 24 oz. Propel.  This is a SmartSource coupon and it goes straight to printing.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Sears Portrait Offers

Sears Portrait Studio regularly offers some great coupons.  Right now if you go here, you can print off a coupon for a Free Expressions Montage ($44.98 value) with No Sitting Fee and No Purchase Required!  If you are getting your child's picture taken, you will definitely want to check out their current offers before going in.  If you get your child's pictures taken at Sears Portrait, they will usually call you around your child's birthday to give you a free collage with no sitting fee and no purchase required.

*When you get your child's picture taken at Sears and don't want to spend a lot of money- don't buy much when they take the pictures- wait until you pick up your free picture or whatever you ordered.  Every time I have had my son's picture taken there, they offer me a bunch of portraits for only $20 when I pick up my pictures.  One time they did this, I got a 10x13 portrait in sepia plus many more pictures for only $20.  Normally they charge a lot extra for the large black and white or sepia pictures.

Current Restaurant Deals

Red Lobster:  Click here to get $4 off two dinner entrees or $3 off two lunch entrees.  This coupon expires 11/15/2010.

Outback Steakhouse:  Click here to get a coupon for a free Alice Springs Chicken Quesadilla with the purchase of two entrees.

Longhorn Steakhouse:  Click here to get $4 off two adult entrees or $2 off one entree.  This coupon expires 10/17/10.

Chili's:  Join the email club and get a coupon for free chips and queso.  Go here to sign up.

Ryan's:  Go Here and sign up for the e-club and get a coupon for Buy one buffet and Get one buffet free. I believe this coupon is good at other buffets affiliated with Ryan's as well.

Ryan's (and other Buffets Inc. restaurants):  Like Ryan's on facebook and get a coupon for $3 off when you purchase a buffet and a drink.

Quiznos:  Go HERE and sign up for the Q-Club and get up to $2 off.  Or Go here and invite friends to join the Q-club and get a coupon for Buy one sub and a drink, get one sub free!

Quiznos:  Go HERE to print off a coupon for a free cookie, no purchase required! (I got this in my email so please let me know if this won't come up for you)

Heartland's Foods Corp (owns some Burger Kings):  Sign up for the Royal Club and get a Buy one Whopper, Get one free coupon.  You will want to check and see if your local Burger King is owned by Heartland Foods Corp.  I believe most of the Central Illinois locations are.

Papa Murphy's:  Go HERE to print off several different coupons.

Lone Star Steakhouse:  Go HERE to print off a coupon for $7.50 off any two entrees.  (This coupon is valid until 10-31- not valid with their 2 for $20 deal)

T.G.I. Friday's:  Go here to print a coupon to receive 25% off your entire bill.  This coupon is valid until 10-23.

IHOP:  Go here and join the pancake revolution and get a free meal just for signing up.

Family Dollar Coupons + Angel Soft Deal

If you go HERE, you can print off a number of different Family Dollar Store coupons.  I did see that one is for $1.50 off 12 big rolls of Angel Soft bath tissue.  You should be able to combine that with the $1/1 Angel Soft coupon Here (try zip:  22222)  Are the big rolls, double rolls?  I am not sure, some brands call their double rolls "big rolls".  If you can combine the two coupons, it would make for $2.50 off, which should be a good deal!

Borders Coupon: 40% Off

If you go HERE, you can print off a coupon for 40% off any one item at Borders/Waldenbooks.  You do have to be a Border's rewards member, but it is free to sign up and you can do it right in-store or on-line.  This coupon is only valid 10-8 through 10-9.  You may want to read the exclusions on this coupon- it does exclude a few things, but it looks like it covers almost all regular purchases.

Happy Mega Swag Bucks!

It's that day of the week again- 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 almost $180 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 (such as or 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.

If you are already signed up with Swag Bucks, you may find this post helpful: on how to get the most out of Swag Bucks.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Shopping Trip 10-7: Walgreens

Well, I had to go check out this Money Making Sinex deal at Walgreens.  When I got to Walgreens there was only 1 of the Nighttime Sinex and the box was damaged, so I decided to see if the DayQuil Sinex would produce the Register Reward and it did!  Here's what I got:

2 Vicks DayQuil Sinex Daytime Sinus Relief (20 count LiquiCaps) for $5 each
1 pack of Trident gum for $1.29 (quick filler so I could use a $3 R.R. I had)
I used (2) $4/1 any Sinex product coupons from the 9-26 P&G insert and a $3 R.R. that I already had.
I paid only .29 before tax and I got a $5 R.R. back!

There actually was signage up at my store about this deal.  The tag sign said it was only valid until 10-9, so if you want this deal you had better hurry!

I Finally Figured It Out!

Wow, after trying to figure out how to import my blog onto Facebook for a week now, I finally figured it out!!  (computer stuff is definitely not my thing, lol) 

I would love it if you would like Living Healthy On A Budget on Facebook!  If you scroll down on this page, you can find the button.  (still can't figure out how to not have my posts on facebook show up along with the button) 

There may be people you know who would benefit from some of the information here- you can suggest it to friends if you click on the link on Facebook right below the profile picture.

Walgreens: Money Maker On Sinex!

Update:  This deal also works on the Vicks DayQuil Sinex Daytime Sinus Relief (20 count LiquiCaps)
Right now you can get NyQuil Sinex for more than free at Walgreens.  Here's how:

Buy 2 Vicks NyQuil Sinex Nighttime Sinus Relief (20 count) on sale for $5 each
Use (2) $4/1 any Sinex product coupons from the 9-26 P&G insert
Total:  $2 and get back $5 in R.R.s! =$3 Money Maker!

If you don't see a sign for this up at your store you may want to ask the cashier to check the price for you, to make sure they are $5 each.  If so, they should produce the $5 R.R.

Thanks Wild For Wags!

Hot Deal On Yankee Candles

Right now you can get 5 of the small jar size Yankee Candles for only $20 including shipping.  Here's How:
  1. Go here
  2. Click on Columbus Day Sale on Front Page
  3. Click on "Small Jars"
  4. Choose 5 to put in cart = $25
  5. When checking out on the first screen you'll see a box at the top "Redeem Promotional/Source Code" put SGAME in.. This will give you $10 off a $25 purchase which will bring your total down to $15
  6. There is a flat $5 Shipping fee.
  7. Final Price = $20 including shipping
These would make a nice, but inexpensive Christmas gift for your children's teachers!
    Thanks Chi-Town Cheapskate!

    Swag Code Alert!

    Right now there is a Swag Code on the Swag Bucks Blog worth 7 Swag Bucks.  It is only available until 4 pm. PDT.

    Copy and then paste the code on the Swag Bucks home page in the box that says: Enter your Swag Code.

    If you would like to know more about Swagbucks and why I love it so much, you can check out this post.  Or you can go ahead and sign up here, they will start you out with 30 Swag Bucks!

    HOT New Printable Coupon!

    Go HERE and "like" Ronzoni on Facebook to print off a $1/1 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Coupon!  Click on the Healthy Ha! tab.  This goes on sale for $1 all the time so it should definitely make for more free pasta!

    Thanks Coupon Hound!

    New Printable Coupon

    Go HERE to print off a $3/1 Huggies Snug and Dry Diaper coupon- 60 count or higher.

    Possible Colgate Deal At Charleston Walgreens

    I am not sure if this toothpaste is still available, but I though I would let you know about this deal in case you are in the Charleston, Illinois area.  When I was at that Walgreens the other day, I saw a bunch of Colgate Toothpaste on clearance (located at the end of the makeup aisle) for only .37 each.  There was a .75/1 colgate toothpaste 4 oz. or larger coupon in the 10-03 S.S. insert.  If you have this coupon, you can get it free!  From what I can tell from reading online, you could use this coupon for this toothpaste, but I don't have the actual coupon myself to check.  This was just the regular Colgate, so no printables would work for it.

    * Don't make a special trip for this because it could all be bought up for all I know, I just wanted to give you the head's up in case you are headed there already.

    My Store Match-ups 10-7 through 10-13

    My Store is located in Mattoon, Illinois


    Center Cut Pork Chops Family Pack:  $1.99/lb.

    Cut-up Frying Chicken:  .99/lb.

    Ground chuck family pack:  $1.99/lb.

    Boneless skinless chicken breast 3 lb. bag:  $4.99

    Chicken Drumsticks:  .89/lb.

    Pork Loin Country Style Ribs family pack:  $1.39/lb.

    Oscar Mayer turkey franks, turkey bologna, turkey cotto salami 16 oz. 4/$5
    Use $1/2 Printable for the lunch meats
    Use $1/2 lunch meats or hot dogs coupon from 9-26 S.S.
    Final Price:  .75 each

    Hillshire Farm Ultra Thin Sliced Meat 8-9oz. $3.39
    Use $1/1 Printable Coupon
    Final Price:  $2.39


    Apples:  Red and Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Fuji, Jonathon, Rome, or Jonagold:  .59/lb

    Idaho Potatoes 8 lb. bag:  $1.69

    Barlett or Anjou Pears:  .99/lb.

    Yellow Onions 3 lb. bag:  .99 each

    Tangerines or Gala apples 3 lb. bag:  $2.99 each

    Fresh Express Salads (selected varieties) 9-12 oz. 2/$3

    Idaho baking or A size red potatoes:  .69/lb.

    Romaine Lettuce:  .99/lb.

    Cucumbers:  2/$1


    Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce:  24 oz. .99 each
    Use .30/1 Printable coupon (if the to-be healthy variety is included)
    Final Price:  as low as .69 each

    Tropicana orange Juice:  2/$5
    Use $1/2 Trop 50 coupon from 9-26 R.P.
    Final Price:  as low as $2 each

    Betty Crocker Hamburger, chicken, or Tuna helper:  .99 each
    Use .75/3 Printable Coupon
    Final Price:  .74 each

    Barilla Pasta 12-16 oz. .99 each
    Use $1/1 Printable Coupon (if Plus is included)
    Use $1/2 Whole Grain Printable
    Final Price:  as low as free

    General Mills Cereal:  $1.49 with in-ad store coupon
    combine with .65/1 Cinnamon toast cruch, or $1/3 Printable Coupons
    Final Price:  .84-$1.16 each

    Green Giant canned vegetables 11-15.25 oz.  .99 each

    Maxwell House Coffee 31.5-34.5 oz.:  $5.99
    Use $1/2 Printable Coupon or $1/1 from 9-26 S.S.
    Final Price:  $4.99-$5.49 each

    Contadina Crushed tomatoes or tomato puree 28-29 oz.  4/$5
    Use in-ad Manufacturer coupon Buy 4 get one Barilla pasta free
    Final Price:  4 large cans tomatoes + 1 box of pasta for $5

    Contadina Tomato paste 6 oz. .39 each

    Progress Bread crumbs 15 oz. .99
    Use .50/1 Printable Coupon
    Final Price:  .49 each

    Filippo Berio Olive Oil 25.3 oz:  $5.49
    Use $1/1 Printable Coupon(zip 90001)
    Final Price:  $4.49

    Jiffy corn muffin mix 2/$1

    In-ad Coupon:  Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks:  4/$6

    Dannon Yogurt 24-32 oz. 2/$5
    Use .75/1 Printable Coupon for 32 oz.
    Final Price:  $1.75 each

    Land O' Lakes Butter 1 lb. 2/$5
    Use .50/2 Printable Coupon
    Final Price:  $2.25 each

    Frigo Cheese:  10-32 oz. $2.99
    Use .55/1 Printable Coupons
    Final Price:  $2.44 each

    Green Giant Boil in bag veggies:  .99 each
    Use .50/1 Printable Coupon (lower right hand side of page)
    Final Price:  .49 each

    Mrs. T's Potato Pierogies 16 oz. $2.19
    Use $1/1 Printable Coupon
    Final Price:  $1.19 each

    Centrella Ice Cream 56 oz. $1.99

    Freschetta Pizza 12 inch:  2/$10
    Use $1/1 Printable Coupon
    Final Price:  $4 each

    Organic Valley Soy Milk 64 oz. $2.99
    Use $1/1 Printable Coupon
    Final Price:  $1.99


    Palmolive Dish Soap:  16 oz. .99 each
    Use .25/1 Printable Coupon ( I am not sure this coupon will work for what is on sale)
    Final Price:  as low as .74 each

    Soft soap Hand Soap 7.5 oz. .99
    Use .50/1 Printable Coupon
    Final Price:  .49 each

    October Financial Update

    Well, I figured I would go ahead and post this since I just got done paying our monthly bills and sending off our Mortgage payment.  After I paid all our bills, I decided to send an extra $1,000 towards the principle on our home loan.

    *We have very low monthly bills- we do not pay for cable, we have no car payments, and we do not pay for any child care right now since I am home with my son.  We also only have one phone with a very basic package.  We did not have $1,000 left over after our bills from just one month, I have not paid very much extra on our mortgage for about the last 3-4 months, so it has been accumulating for several months.

    We hope to have our mortgage paid off in 2 years.  Last month we had paid off 56.7%.  After I paid our mortgage with the extra principle payment, we are at 59.9% paid off. 

    *Please note that we live in a low cost of living area.  Our mortgage was not as high as many individual's to start out with.  We have been paying on our house for 6 years this Thanksgiving. 

    If you are a blogger and have a post about your personal financial goals/ progress, feel free to leave a link in the comment area to that post on your blog.  Even if you do not have a blog, feel free to share in the comments area!

    All You: $14.95 For One Year

    All You (1-year auto-renewal)
    Right now there is a good deal on All You Magazine over at Amazon.  It is only $14.95 for one year!  All You is a magazine that contains tons of coupons every month.  Shipping is always free on magazines!  You can go here to check this deal out.

    Old Navy Jackets Only $16 On 10-9

    On October 9th, Old Navy will have their Jackets for only $16 each!  This looks like a great deal if you are in need of one (the original prices for them are $29.50-49.50 each!)

    There is a limit of 5 per customer.  This deal will only be available in-store.

    I'll let you know if a coupon comes up that you could combine with this deal!

    In My Mailbox

    Today I got a few nice freebies in my mailbox:
    • 2 free samples of Wisk- one was from Costco, one was from, one had a $1/1 coupon as well.
    • Free sample of Life soft Baked Nutrition Bar, + $1/1 Coupon for them + $1/1 coupon for Quaker Hearty Medleys
    • 1 coupon for one free Freschetta item from emailing the company
    • $2/1 coupon for Luvs diapers- I guess I got this for being signed up on their mailing list.  I believe they will send you (2) $2.50/1 Luvs diaper coupons if you go here to sign up- make sure you check the box to receive a coupon if it gives you that option.

    Free Sample of LiftOff Energy Drink

    If you go HERE, you can sign up to receive a free sample of LiftOff Energy Drink from Herbalife.

    Thanks Money Saving Mom!

    Kroger and Giant Eagle: Money Making Potatoes

    Right now Giant Eagle and Kroger stores are said to have the Idahoan Potato pouches for .99-$1 each.  If you buy 4 you will get a $1 OYNO catalina at the register.  Use the $1/1 Printable HERE (facebook offer) to get them for free, plus get a $1 oyno coupon when you buy 4 (would have to have access to two computers) !

    Free Azo Itch Relief At CVS

    All month long at CVS you can get Azo Itch Relief for free.  Here's how to get this deal:

    Buy 1 Azo Itch Relief on sale for $6.99
    Use $2/1 Printable Coupon (since this coupon is a PDF, you can print as many as you like)
    Pay:  $4.99 and get back $5 ECBs
    Net Price:  free after ECBs!

    This deal has a limit of 5 per CVS card.  If you want to buy more than 1 of these, buy them separately and then use the ECBs earned from the first one to pay nothing (but tax) out of pocket to get more free!

    Thanks Money Saving Mom!

    Combining Proteins: Save Money And Healthier Too!

    Serving at least one meatless meal (or more) per week can be a great way to start cutting down on your grocery budget, since meat is generally the highest priced ingredient that we purchase at the grocery store.  Serving your family less meat is also healthier.  Animal proteins are often high in calories, fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.  They also do not provide any fiber to your family's diet.  (I also did several speeches in college about how eating less meat is better for the environment too!  It is a win-win situation in almost every way!)  But what about your growing child's protein needs?  The truth is, most Americans get way more protein in their diets than they need, so going meatless one or two nights per week is probably just fine for your family. 

    However, what if you have a child or other family member who does not eat very much meat to start with?  My little boy would truly be a vegetarian by choice if we allowed it.  Of course, when he is older he can make that decision for himself, but right now he is just picky about what he eats, so we try to encourage him to eat as many different foods from every food group as possible.  In case you are worried about making sure your family is getting enough protein, I am going to tell you how to combine proteins to ensure that you are meeting your and your family's protein needs:
    • Combining proteins really does not have to be a complicated science.  It used to be believed that complementary proteins needed to be consumed together at every meal to ensure adequate protein intake.  It is now believed that as long as complementary proteins are eaten in the same day, that they will combine to form the proteins that your body needs.
    What Are Some Complementary Proteins?  Most people think of rice and beans when they think of complementary proteins.  And that is true, but that is not your only option.  Here are two images showing foods that can be combined to form complete proteins:

    (I hope you can read the top graphic!  I had to really shrink it to get it to fit)
    Follow the arrows to see which food categories can be combined:
    • You can combine Animal Proteins with Grains
    • Animal Proteins or Soy Products with Legumes (such as beans, lentils, split peas)
    • Soy Products with Nuts and Seeds
    • Grains with Legumes
    • And Legumes with Nuts and seeds can be combined
    All of these combinations are complementary proteins.
    If you would like more information check out this website:  The Vegetarian Resource Group
    There is tons of great info on this site including all about vegetarian nutrition (special topics for kids and teens), as well as quick and easy low-cost vegan menus, how to best cook vegetables to preserve their nutrients, and more.

    New Printable Coupons

    Go here, and fill in your info. to print off a $2/1 Simple Green Product Coupon.

    Go here to print off a $3/1 Veet Suprem Essence Product coupon.

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    New Printable Coupons

    Go HERE and "like" Idahoan on facebook and you can print off a $1/1  4 oz. or larger Idahoan potatoes coupon.  I am not sure how much these normally sell for, but I would imagine this coupon would make the smaller pouches free or very inexpensive with a sale.

    Go HERE for a $1/1 Nuk Baby Product coupon

    Go HERE and "like" Progresso on Facebook to print off a $1/4 Progresso Soup coupon

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    Free Sample Of Biotrue Solution

    Go HERE to sign up for a free sample of Bausch and Lomb Biotrue Contact lens solution.  This sample is from Costco, but you do not have to be a Costco member to request it.

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