Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Printable Coupons

Go here to print off a coupon for $1/1 Marie Callender's Dessert Pie.

Go here to print off a coupon for $1/2 Ghirardelli Baking Products.

Go here to print off a several new coupons including:  
  • $1/1 Dannon Yogurt  32 oz. (excluding Light & Fit)
  • $1/3 Libby's Canned Vegetables (try zip 77458)
  • $1/2 any Libby's fruit products (except tropical fruit)
  • Buy 1 Purina Pro Plan Dog Food, Get One Free (try zip 90210)

Free Sample Of Gas-X Thin Strips

Go here to sign up for a free sample of Gas-X Thin Strips.

Free Download Of Veggie Tales Christmas Songs

Incredible Singing Christmas TreeIf you go here, you can download the MP3 version of Veggie Tales the Incredible Singing Christmas Tree for free!  This CD sells for $10 and there are 16 tracks on it, so I think this is an awesome Freebie!  I am not sure how long this may last, you had better get it while it is free if you are interested.

Thanks Smart Couponing!

Free MP3 Music Credit At Amazon

If you go here and enter the coupon code STUDENT3 to your account, you will get a free $3 credit to use in the Amazon MP3 store.

Thanks Swag Grabber!

Free Avery Address Labels At Walmart

If your Walmart sells the Eco Friendly Avery Mailing Address Labels for $4, you can use this $5/1 Printable Coupon to get them free plus possible overage!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Friday, October 29, 2010

My Grocery Shopping This Week

This picture shows some of the groceries that I picked up this week.  In all, I spent around $25 at Walmart this week.  I was really excited about getting the Hidden Valley Salad Kits for free- plus .25 overage each! (My Walmart had these on clearance for only .75 each and I used a bunch of $1/1 coupons).  I also got stocked up on Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes for only .22- .47 per can.  

Free Sample Of Good-Nights

If you go here, you can request a free sample of Good-Nights under pants for children.  This is not a new offer, so if you have signed up for this before, you will not be able to request it again.

Free Samples Of Ideal Sweetener

If you go here, you can sign up for several free samples of Ideal Sweetener.

Dollar General Halloween Sale

I got an email today from Dollar General saying that starting today, Friday the 29th, all of their Halloween Apparel, Decor, and party items are 50% off.  If you are still in need of some items, you might be able to find some great deals.

New Printable Coupons: Johnsons, Huggies

Go here to print off a coupon for $2.50 off any one package of Huggies baby wipes 320 ct. or larger.

Go here to find a coupon for $1.50 off Johnson's Vapor Bath.

Coupon Preview

You can go here to get a preview of what coupons will be available in this Sunday's Newspaper.  Some coupons and coupon values are regional so keep that in mind.  Your newspaper may not have these same coupons in it.

What Is Cheaper? Healthy VS. Junk Food

I hear this subject debated all the time so I thought I would offer my two cents on the topic.  Which is cheaper- Healthy Food or Junk Food?

I know that there are often sales and coupons available that allow you to get all kinds of junk food for cheap or free- but I think Healthy Food is cheaper.

Why?  Here's how I see it:

  • Think about the value that you are getting for the amount of nutrients that are present in the food.  You would have to buy a whole lot more junk food to get the same amount of the nutrients that your body needs, compared with buying healthy food.  With healthy food- you are getting more bang for your buck!  Even if you did consume more junk food than healthy food, you are most likely still not getting many of the nutrients that your body needs- no matter how much you consume.
  • Don't just think short term- what are the Long -Term costs of eating junk food?  Some healthy food may cost you a little more right now, but if it is giving you more energy, a longer life, and a lower risk of developing chronic diseases- isn't it worth it??  
  • Have you noticed how almost all junk food packages are growing smaller-while the price is actually creeping up?  I have not seen this with bags of brown rice, dry beans, flour, or fruits, veggies, and meat- I still see the same regular sale prices that I have for the past couple years for these items.
  • Think of the cost per pound of healthy vs. junk food.  A bag of chips costs from $2-$4 for only 10-12 oz.   I can find boneless skinless chicken breasts for $2/lb. or under, and grapes or broccoli crowns for around $1 per pound all the time.  The healthy foods definitely seem like a much better deal to me!
  • What if eating high fat- high calorie junk food causes you to gain weight?  How much does it cost to lose that weight?  This article says that in 2004 the weight loss industry, just in the U.S. was worth $46.3 billion!?!?  I can't imagine what it is now!  I think that the junk food industry and the weight loss industry have some sort of alliance with each other!
  • I often see posts on other blogs about how readers can't find coupons for healthy food- it is true that there are fewer healthy coupons available than there are coupons for junk food- but I still think there are plenty of healthy coupons available.  I don't know where some people are looking- but I see coupons all the time for rice, cheese, whole grain pasta, bread, healthy cereal, Oats/Oatmeal, yogurt, and even coupons for organic products!
  • Often, when you eat healthy food, you don't have to eat as much as you would if you were eating junk food for a variety of reasons:
    • There is almost always more fiber in healthy food- which fills you up and keeps you satisfied longer than junk food.
    • Junk food is often loaded with sodium and MSG to make the "junk" actually taste good- this becomes almost addictive to your taste buds- you want to keep on expeirencing that sensation that you get when your taste buds are stimulated.  This causes you to eat more than you normally would. 
Personally, I think Healthy Food is a pretty good bargain!  What do you think?

Current Restaurant Deals

O'Charley's:  Click here to get a coupon good for $5 off the purchase of two classic Combos.  This coupon is valid until 10-31-10.

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

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

Chili's:  Oct. 30 and 31 only:  Kids eat free when they are in costume.  One free kids meal per paid adult meal.  (Thanks Chi Town Cheapskate!)

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.

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!

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.

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 off a coupon good for buy 1 Entree and get one half price.  This coupon is valid until 10-30!

Ruby Tuesday:  Go here to print off a coupon good for Buy 1 Entree and Get 1 Free- up to $10.00. 

Smoky Bones:  Go here to print off a coupon good for $10 off a $20 purchase.  This coupon is only valid through 10-29! 

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

IHOP:  Kids 12 and under get a Free Scary Face Pancake.  This is only valid on October 29!  No coupon is needed.

Fazoli's:  Sign up to receive emails and receive a free gift.

Dairy Queen:  Sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club and get a coupon for a Buy 1 Blizzard and Get 1 free. (the locations in my area will not accept these coupons-you may want to call ahead to check if your local store will accept them).

Taco Bell:  Click here for a Free Orange N' Creme Frutista Freeze, no purchase necessary.

Dunkin Donuts:  Go here and sign up for the perks club and receive one free hot or cold beverage.

Hot Deal On The Wizard Of Oz On Blu-Ray

Right now, Amazon has The Wizard of Oz on Blu-ray for only $12.99!  I am not sure how long this price may last.  This would make a great Christmas gift if someone on your list has a Blu-ray player.

Mega Swag Bucks Day!

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.

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 Free 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 28, 2010

Free Calendar Offer From Eat Better America

Go here to request a free 2011 calendar from Eat Bettter America.

New Printable Coupons

Go here to print off a coupon good for $1/1 Frigo Cheese Products.  The $1.50/1 Printable Coupon I posted about the other day is out of prints now.  (Thanks Money Saving Madness!)

Go here to print off a coupon good for $2.00 off Daily's Fruit Mixers- any size or variety.

Go here and "like" Zone Perfect on Facebook to print off a coupon good for $2.00 off mult-pack of Zone Perfect Cookie Dough nutrition bars.

Go here to print off a coupon good at Target for a $5.00 gift card when you buy 10 Weight Watchers Smart Ones products.  This coupon is valid until 11-29-10.

Combine with this printable Coupon for $1 off 5 Weight Watchers Smart Ones products.

Go here to print off a coupon good for .50/1 Helluva Good Product.

Gap Outlet: Buy One Get One Free Coupon

If you go here, you can get a coupon good for one free item when you buy one at Gap Outlets.  This coupon is only valid on Saturday, Oct. 30.  One coupon per customer.  It looks like you can get two mix and match items, and the item of lesser value will be the free one.

Dog Food Rebates Available At Rural King

The other day I found these rebates at Rural King.  The first rebate is for Science Diet Healthy Mobility Dog Food and I found it taped to almost every bag of this type of dog food.  If you buy a 4.5 lb. bag or larger of the Healthy Mobility Dog food you can submit the rebate to receive a $5 check back by mail.  It also suggests going here for $30 in savings for this kind of dog food, I am not sure if you could combine the two offers.

The second rebate is for Eagle Pack Dog food and there was a tear pad of these coupons right in front of the food.  For this one, you can either purchase a 15 lb. bag of Dog food or a 30 lb. bag.  If you purchase the 15 lb. bag you can submit for a $5.00 off coupon for you next bag, plus a coupon for a free can of food.  If you purchase the 30 lb. bag, you can submit the rebate to receive a $10.00 coupon for you next bag of food, plus coupons for 2 free cans of dog food. 

These rebates are both valid until 12-31-10.

My Store Deals 10-28 Through 11-03


Corn King Bacon 16 oz. $1.88

Armour Lunchmakers 2.8 oz. .88 each

Boneless Pork Sirloin chops or roast $1.88/lb.

Chicken Drumsticks or thighs .88/lb.


Red Ripe tomatoes .88/lb.

Fresh Express Garden Salad Mix .88

Baby Carrots 16 oz. .88

Grapefruit 5 lb., Juice oranges 4 lb., or Tangerines 3 lb. $2.88 each


Centrella Bottled water 24 ct. $1.88

Centrella Shredded cheese 8 oz. .88

Dole Orange juice 59 oz. $1.88

Swiss Valley Milk gallon 2 % $1.88

Swiss Valley sour cream 16 oz. .88

General Mills Cereals $1.88
Use $1/3 Printable Coupon
Final Price:  $1.55 each

Seventh Generation Rebate

If you go here, you can print off a rebate form to receive a voucher for a free Seventh Generation Spray Cleaner when you purchase a Seventh Generation Laundry detergent and liquid dish wash.  To qualify, your purchases must be made between 10-28 and 11-03.  Don't forget that you can print off coupons for Seventh Generation Products here.

2 Free Samples Of Yogi Tea For A Friend

This freebie has been around for quite some time, but it is still available!  If you go here, you can send a friend two free samples of Yogi tea.

8 Swag Bucks Available!

If you go here and play the Liberty Mutual Senior Driving game you will get 8 Swag Bucks right now.  I am not sure how long this offer will last.

Your 8 Swag Bucks will automatically be credited to your account.  I couldn't figure out how to get it to work and it still gave me my Swag Bucks.

If you would like to know more about Swagbucks and why I love it so much (I have earned more than $180 in gift cards since joining about 11 months ago), you can check out this post.  Or you can go ahead and sign up here, they will start you out with 30 Swag Bucks!

*There is also another Swag Hunt going on with the Swag bucks TV.  There are 4 different codes hidden in the movies that are each worth 4 Swag Bucks each.

Free Neti Pot

If you go here and "like" Neti Pot on Facebook, they will send you a free Neti Pot.  Last time this was available, I asked my husband if he would try this and he gave me a horrified face- Lol.  Does anyone find that these work really well?

Hot Deal On I Love Lucy

Today Amazon has I Love Lucy the complete series for only $84.99 with free shipping.  This is the price for today only.  Yesterday the price was $139.99.  I actually bought this about 2 years ago when they had it for this same price and I have never seen it anywhere close to this cheap since then.  This is a great deal because each season of I Love Lucy costs between $19-$29 each on DVD.  With this you are getting all 9 seasons.  It also looks like you get a $4 credit for Amazon Video on demand with this purchase.

Save Up To $23 With Crayola Rebates

Go here for a Crayola products rebate form.  They have a total of $23 in available rebates.  This rebate is valid until the end of the year- we might see some good deals on some of these products before Christmas.

Borders Coupon: 40% Off

Go here to print off a coupon for 40% off any one item at Borders.  This does require you to have a borders rewards account- but this is free to sign up for on-line or in-store.

Free Probiotic and Enzyme Samples

Go here to get some free samples of probiotics and enzymes from Sedona Labs.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Toy Story Coupon

Go here to get a coupon good for $8 off the Blue Ray Combo Pack of Toy Story 3.  This coupon is only valid until 11-08!  I believe that this coupon may require you to have a Disney Movie Rewards account.

Kroger Deals 10-28 Through 11-03

These match-ups are based on the Decatur, IL area Kroger stores.  Kroger doubles manufacturer coupons .50 and under.


T-Bone Steak $4.97/lb.

Assorted Pork Chops $1.67/lb.

Tyson Split chicken breasts, drums, or thighs .97/lb.


Red Seedless grapes .97/lb.

Gala Apples 5 lb. $3.99

Broccoli or Cauliflower 3/$5

Idaho Potatoes 5 lb. bag $1.99


Kroger Medium Eggs dozen 2/$1

Kroger Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream, or Dip 24 oz. $1.99

Kroger Milk Half Gallon 4/$5

General Mills Cereal 12.8-14 oz. Buy 4 and save $6= $1.49 each when you buy 4
Use .65/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch Printable Coupon or $1/3 General Mills Printable Coupon or sign up to receive $1/1 coupons for Cheerios here (it took a couple days for me to get my first email with $1 off coupons)
Use various e-coupons
Final Price:  as low as .49 per box.

Kraft Singles 16 ct., or Kraft cheese 5-8 oz. $1.99 each
Use $5/5 Printable Coupon
Final Price:  .99 each

Sun-maid Raisins 14 ct.  10/$10

Wholly Guacamole or Salsa 7-15 oz. Buy one get one free
Use $1.50/1 Printable coupon (expires 11-01!)  (Kroger gives you each item for half price when they are b1g1 free, so you should be able to use 2 coupons with no problem)
Final Price:  Probably about .49 each!!

Lifeway Kefir 32 oz. $2.99
Use $1/2 Printable Coupon
Final Price:  $2.49 each

Santa Cruz Organic Juice Blends 32 oz. Buy One Get One free
Use .75/1 Printable Coupons (Kroger gives you each item for half price when they are b1g1 free- so you should be able to use 2 coupons with no problem)
Final Price:  Probably about $1.35 each!!

Campbell's Chicken noodle or tomato soup 2/$1

Kroger Oyster Crackers 14 oz. 10/$10

Mega Event:  buy 10 participating items and receive $5 off at checkout:  Price listed reflects this discount:

Healthy Choice naturals or steam fresh entree 8-10 oz. or Marie Callender's Pot Pie 10 oz. $1.39
Use $1/2 coupon from the 10-17 S.S. insert
Final Price:  as low as .89 each

Healthy Choice or Marie Callender's entrees 8.5-21 oz. $1.78
Use $1/2 coupon from the 10-17 S.S. insert
Final Price:  as low as $1.28 each

Hungry Man entree $1.99
Use $2/1 Printable Coupon (facebook offer)
Final Price:  free

Gorton's Grilled Fillets or Tenders 6.3-11.4 oz. $3.49
Use .50/1 Printable Coupon (doubles to $1)
Final Price:  $2.49

Red Baron Pan pizza or pasta or Freschetta Pizza  $4.49
use $1/1 Red Baron pan pizza or pasta coupon from the 8-29 or 10-24 S.S insert
Final Price:  $3.49 each

Jose Ole Appetizers $2.49
Final Price:  $1.49 each

Tombstone Pizza $1.99

Eggo Waffles $1.49

Amy's Entrees 9-11 oz. $2.49 each

Kashi Pizza $3.99 each


Quilted Northern Bath Tissue 4 double rolls $1.99
Use .50/1 Printable Coupon (doubles to $1)
Final Price:  .99 each

Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars .77 each

Huggies Diapers or Pull-ups training pants jumbo pack $8.99
Final Price:  as low as $6.49

Buy any 2 of the following items to receive $2 off at checkout:  price listed reflects this discount:

Tide Laundry Detergent 50-65.5 oz. $4.99
Use $1/1 from the 9-26 P&G insert (expires 10-31!)
Final Price:  $3.99

Bounce fabric softener 100-120 sheets $4.99
Use .50/1 from the 9-26 P&G insert (doubles to $1) (expires 10-31!)
Final Price: $3.99

Downy Fabric Softener 70-90 loads $4.99
Use $1/1 from the 9-26 P&G insert (expires 10-31!)
Final Price:  $3.99

3-Day Halloween Sale:  These prices are only valid from Oct. 29 through 31:

Kroger Chocolate milk or tea half gallon:  .88 each

Pepsi 2 liter:  .88 each

Lunchbox apples 4/.98

Ball Park Franks 12.8-16 oz. (excludes beef or cheese) $1.28

Knudsen Sparkling Juice 750 ml $1.48 

Edy's Ice Cream 48 oz. $1.98

Kroger Tortilla or potato chips .88

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Have You Joined Recycle Bank Yet?

I know I have posted about joining Recycle Bank before, but I was just looking at their available rewards and figured I would post about it again.  If you check out this post, you can find out how you can get started out with a total of 90 Points.  As far as I know, this is still valid.  I saw a couple great new rewards when I was just checking it out again:

  • $3/1 ANY Kashi Product coupon for only 50 points- this should make for some free cereal or granola bars!
  • $2 off Dole Frozen Fruit for 50 points- this is able to be printed at home.
  • One of my favorites:  $2/2 Earthbound Farm Organic products for 50 points- this is able to be printed at home.  This coupon makes the organic 1 lb. bags of carrots free plus overage at Walmart!
So, essentially, just for signing up you can get some free items with the coupon that you choose!
**FYI:  I "bought" some of the printable coupons, and they are bricks coupons- if you hit your browsers back button, you can print two copies!  In case you are wondering how I get so many coupons from Recycle Bank- I have the Recycle Bank credit card- you get points when you use it.

Free Red Strike Energy Drink

If you go here and "like" Red Strike Energy Drink on Facebook and they will email you a coupon for free 16 oz. Red Strike Energy Drink.  This offer is only available in these states: AL,AR,FL,GA,IA,IL,IN,KY,LA,MI,MN,MO,MS,NC,NM,OH,OK ,SC,TN,TX, and VA.  The coupon will be redeemable at Murphy USA.

Schnucks Deals 10-27 Through 11-2


Boneless Chuck Roast:  $2.59/lb.

Pork Spareribs:  $1.59/lb.

Gorton's Grilled Fish Fillets $2.99
Use .50/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price:  $2.49


Apples:  10 lbs./$10

Broccoli Crowns 10 lbs./$10

Marzetti Caramel Dip 16-16.5 oz. 2/$6
Use $1/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price:  $2 each


Lay's or Wavy Lay's Potato chips 10.5-11 oz. $1.88

Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup 4/$2

Welch's Frozen Juice Concentrate 11.5 oz. .99

Kraft Shredded Cheese 5.8-8 oz. $1.98
Use $5/5 Printable Coupon
Final Price:  .98 each


Glad Trash bags 20-80 ct. $5.99
Use the $1/1 Printable Force Flex coupon
Final Price:  $4.99

Aldi Deals 10-27 Through 11-2

Here are the deals I found in the Aldi Flyer this week:


  • Gala Apples 3 lb. bag $1.49
  • Pears 4 pack .99
  • Red Potatoes 5 lb. bag .99
  • Sweet onions 2 lb. bag .99
  • Baking Soda 16 oz. .45  This is a good time to stock up if you want to use Baking Soda as a natural cleaner!
  • Holiday Baking Spices .99 each
  • Premium golden raisins 15 oz. $1.99
  • Baking Extracts:  Almond, Lemon, or peppermint 2 oz. $1.99
  • Vegetable Oil 48 oz. $1.89
  • Walnuts 16 oz. $4.49
  • Pecans Halves or chopped 6 oz. $2.89

More New Printable Coupons!

Go here to print off a coupon for .75/1 Clabber Girl Baking powder (try zip 77477 if you can't find it).  This is a great coupon- I read before that Martha Stewart opens a new can of baking powder almost every time she cooks because baking powder goes bad and if your baking powder's ingredients are not active anymore, your baked goods won't turn out right.

Go here to print off a coupon good for $1/1 Glad Force Flex trash bags (any size).  Oh how I love these trash bags!

Wow, if you are lucky enough to have an Earth Fare Store, go here to print off a coupon for a free 3 lb. bag of Organic apples with a $5 purchase!

Thanks Coupon Hound!

New Printable Coupon: Frigo Cheese

Go here to print off a coupon for $1.50 off any Frigo Cheese Heads Product.

Thanks Money Saving Madness!