Monday, January 30, 2012

BOGO Ocean Spray Cherry Coupon

I love Ocean Spray Cranberry juices, my favorite is crangrape.  I got excited to see this coupon on Facebook that would allow you to Buy One Get One Free on Cran Cherry.  I can't wait to give it a try to see how it compares to the cran-grape. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kroger Game Day Savings

Game Day GreatsKroger has daily coupon savings when you visit their site and download the ecoupon to your shoppers card.  The store will release a new ecoupon every day that will be aligned with their current mega event savings.  Remember that Kroger's ecoupon can not be paired with a paper manufacture coupon.  You will only receive one ecoupon for one item.  You can use manufacture coupons for the rest of your items. 

Shopping @ Publix

I took my girls with me shopping and we did not do so well.  We did a lot of impulse shopping.  I went in to the store with a goal in mind, but left with more than I planned to purchase.  I didn't have coupons for many of the things they picked up, but they are items we eat on a regular basis.  I decided to go ahead and get them while they were BOGO (Buy One Get One) Free. 

2 boxes of Cap'n Crunch Cereals $2.44ea
2 Frenchs Mustard $.94ea
2 Packs of Starkist Tuna $1.00ea
2 Boxes of Nilla Wafers $2.00ea
2 Taco Bell Home Original Kits $1.35ea
2 Johsonville Brats Beddar Cheddar $3.00ea
2 Boxes of Jolly Time Popcorn $1.00ea
4 cans of Pillsbury Biscuits $1.00ea
1 bag of Goldfish Crackers $1.20ea
1 package of Ground Chuck $3.88
1 loaf of Whole Wheat Bread $2.50
1 loaf of Honey Wheat Bread $2.89
1 Snuggle Fabric Softner $2.99

Coupons Used:
1 Johnsonville Publix Coupon $1 off 2
1 Johnsonville Manufacture Coupon $1 off 2
2 Jolly Time Coupons .50 off doubled
2 Starkist Tuna coupons .50 off doubled
2 $1 off 2 Pillsbury coupon
2 .30 off Frenchs coupon doubled
1 .50 off Snuggle

Total $31.97
Total Savings $34.08

Shopping @ Ingles

It is best to get rainchecks on items you buy all the time when the store is out.  I was able to obtain 2 (one for me and one for my daughter limit 1 per person) rainchecks on Dixie Crystals sugar when my Ingles store was out.  The sale price was 1.98.  At Ingles you have to make a ten dollar purchase before coupons will double. 

6 Country Crock Butter Spreads $4.29 ea on sale BOGO $2.15
2 Dixie Crystals 4lbs bags of sugar $1.98

6 .50 off coupons doubled $6.00 off
2 .55 off coupons $1.10 off

Total $ 10.17

Friday, January 27, 2012

15% off at Staples

Hp Ink $26.99
Bic Highlighters $1.00

-15% coupon
-$8.00 Staples Rewards

Total $ 17.80

I was able to use the 15% off coupon combined with my Staples Reward.  I earned Staples Rewards for recycling ink cartridges.  You receive $2 for each ink cartridge you recycle. 

HBO Free Weekend for Directv Customers

If you have Directv you may want to turn to channels 501-511  this weekend to check out a free preview of HBO.  The free weekend will be aired from January 27-30.  It may be a good time to have a stay at home movie night.  Invite some friends over and enjoy. 

20% off at Big Lots 1/28 Only

Sign up for a Free Big Lots Buzz Club Rewards Membership to take advantage of a 20% off shopping pass on January 28, 2012.  Join the Big Lots Membership club and save 20% off your entire purchase.  You can also register at your local store. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hot Discount @ Staples

It is mid year and it is time to stock up on supplies for your kiddos to make it through the second half of school.  Staples is currently offering 15% off your in store purchase through January 28, 2012.  There are several $1 deals this week so paired with this coupon you can stock up for less.  Also, if you are a teacher you can register for Staples Rewards for Teachers.  You will earn 10% back in Staples rewards on all teaching and art supplies.  Head out to Staples to take advantage of this great 15% off coupon

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Scrubbing Bubbles

If you like Johnson and Johnson cleaning products makers of Scrubbing Bubbles head over here to print a coupon for $1 off Scrubbing Bubbles Foaming Bathroom Cleaner.  I am actually a fan of this product, it works wonders on my tubs and sinks.  Scrubbing Bubbles goes on sale for $2 a can, so you can grab a can for $1 with this coupon. There are two other great coupons available when you click on this link
Scrubbing Bubbles® Foaming Bathroom Cleaner

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Recycling and Earning with Recyclebank

I believe we should all do I share to give back to the community and I try to as much as possible.  I have a dear friend who recycle plastics so I make sure she gets all my plastic water bottles.  I drink a lot of bottled water and I know this is not really good for our environment, but the water at my school is not refreshing.  I do enjoy doing what I can including taking shorter showers, donating clothes and appliances and sharing information with my friends about current recycling trends.  I want to invite you to join RecyclebankRecyclebank is a cite dedicated to keeping us informed about recycling and what we can do to make this a better place to live.  I want you to be my guest and join me at Recyclebank where you can learn more about what you can do for the community we live in and the one we will leave behind.  Being a member of Recyclebank is also rewarding.  You will be able to earn points through recycling to receive high value coupons that you will be able to use at local stores.  My favorite coupon to earn on Recycle bank is a $1 off 2 cans of Bumble Bee tuna.  Paired with a sale this makes for some very inexpensive tuna.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Publix Shopping

What a great deal I got a Publix tonight.  I was looking for an easy and simple thing to pickup so I wouldn't have to cook.  I ran into Publix for only the box of chicken, but left with so much more than I anticipated. 

2 Bags of Chips Ahoy Cookies 2/$4
2 8 packs of mini Coke Products 2/$6
2 bottles of Vitamin D3 $2.99
4 packs of Fruit Leather .50 ea
1 Bag of Newman's Own Organic Cookies $2.20
1 Box of Publix Fried Chicken $6.99

Coupons Used
1 $5 off $25 Fresh Market Competitor Coupon
1 $1/2 Nabisco Cookies
2 $1 off SunDown Vitamins Manufacture Coupon
1 $5 off SunDown Vitamins Publix Coupon
1 $4 off coupon for purchasing 2 Coke Products and 2 Nabisco Products
1 .80 cents of Deli Chicken Kroger Competitor Coupon

Total Before Coupons $28.33
Total Savings After Coupons and Special Price Savings $23.33
Total OOP After Coupons $10.53

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekly Coke Update

Coke products on sale again this week at CVS.  This week they are on sale for 2 for $5.00.  This is a great price for coke prices have drastically increased in the last year.  This deal is also included in the spend $30 on select items to earn $10 CVScash gift card.  Stock Up!

Famer's Market Shopping

Staying with the Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge we have been trying to purchase lots of fruits and vegetables to add to pantry and freezer items to keep our budget low.  Today my Hubby went to the Farmer's Market alone, so he went over his weekly $20 budget.  He spent $39.82 on vegetables, fruits, eggs, turkey sausage and chicken sausage.  I wasn't with him so he can't say I took him over his budget.  Overall, he did a great job and we should be good until our next Sunday's run. 

Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge--------------Week 4

Join the Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge & Win $25 from

Last week I did pretty well.  I spent approximately $32.00 on Fresh Fruits and Veggies at the Farmer's Market and a last minute trip for Hubby to Publix where I spent $21.56.  Total for last week $51.56 well under budget for the month.  I am using this challenge as an opportunity to reduce the amount of money spent on food and household items for the month of January.  The goal I set for myself is $200 for the month.  I believe I am going to make it we'll see at the end of the challenge. 

Purex Contest

Find Yellow Win Green
Enter here to win Purex Find Yellow, Win Green Contest.  You will have a chance to win $2000 for finding out which stores carry the new Yellow Purex Crystals. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shopping @ Publix

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This was not a specific shopping trip for me personally it was all for hubby.  I was able to pick up some inexpensive Staryfree items to add to the stock.  Believe it or not bread cost just as much as meat.  Well I will give you a breakdown of how I spent my time at Publix. 

2 Green Works Cleaner 2.39
1 Lawry's Seasoning 3.75
1 pack of Oreos 3.25
4 packs of Stayfree 2.69
1 Tahitian Treat 1.89
1 pack of Publix Hamburger buns .99
1 Honey Wheat Bread  2.89
1 100% Wheat Bread 2.50
1 Sunday Paper (Rain NO Street Vendors) 2.50

Coupons I used
2 Green Works .50 doubled
1 Lawry's Kroger Coupon .50
2 Stayfree BOGO 2.69
2 Stayfree $1
3 Stayfree Publix $1

Total with Tax $ 21.56
Total saved $18.75

Friday, January 20, 2012

Free Popcorn @ AMC with RED TAILS ticket stub

Go to Facebook and print off a free ticket for a small popcorn at AMC when you purchase a movie ticket for Red Tails and another concession item this weekend.  This offer is valid 1/20-1/22, 2010 only.  This offer is good for everyone with a coupon so print one for everyone in your party.  I loved Tuskegee Airmen, so I hope they do this movie justice retelling the story of these great war heroes. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I love Swagbucks and I've been a member since July 2010.  In this time I have earned 37 $5.00 Amazon gift cards.  I have used these cards to purchase books, cd's, and  gifts for my friends and family.  Swagbucks is an easy way to earn free Amazon gift cards.  They offer other gift cards and gifts as well, but I prefer to use my Swagbucks for Amazon gift cards.  If you would like to earn your own Amazon Gift Cards go here to sign up and become a swaggernut today.

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allyou Magazine Subscription $6

Allyou Magazine has a great deal on a six month issue of Allyou Magazine for $6.  Allyou is a magazine that is filled with coupons and information that will help you lower your budget.  It also has great articles related to the home, family and cooking.  If you are interested in this great offer head over here to get your subscription.  If you do not want a subscription Allyou is sold only at Walmart stores. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Inexpensive Photos at

99 prints for 99 cents! Use code 99PRINTS.One of my favorite places to get inexpensive photos shipped to the door is  They have great quality photos that you can upload from your computer and have them shipped to your door.  Currently, you can get 99 prints for $.99 cents plus shipping.  Wow that is a great deal!  Shipping will be less than $6.00 for 99 pictures, so about 5 cents a picture shipped to the door.  Hurry over to for this offer ends on January 25.  When you've completed your order enter code 99PRINTS at checkout.

If you are new to Snapfish you can also recieve 20 free 4x6 photos when you upload. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Great Deals on Coke Products

Many of my friends always ask me where are Coke products on sale, so I will try to post the best deals on Coke weekly. CVS has the best deal on Coke Products this week.  Currently, you can snatch up 4 12 pks for $10.00.  These are also included in the CVS Gift Card Deal.  Spend $30.00 on participating products and earn a $10.00 gift card.  This sale ends on Saturday, January 21, 2012. 


Cards You Must Have to Save Money

          These are cards I use to save money.  You can pick them up free at your local store.  The Green bag tag cost .99 cents at CVS, but many times throughout the year a free coupon pops up at the majic coupon machine.  The Green bag tag when used during CVS shopping will allow you to receive a $1.00 extra bucks every four times you shop at CVS.  The Green bag tag can be used only once per day.  Go out and grab your cards, so you will be well off to saving a great deal of money.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge------------Week 3

Join the Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge & Win $25 from

I'm participating in the Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge, so I'm tyring not to purchase any pantry items for a while.  Last week I spent a little less than $40.00 on items for the home, but not many food items.  So I am staying under my budget for the month.  I started this week off at the Farmer's Market purchasing fresh fruits and veggies to go with the food we already have.  I spent $31.00 at the Farmer's Market.  So let's see what I can get away with not buying this week to stay under budget. 

Dollar General

Dollar General is not my favorite store to use coupons.  There is always a problem with their machines and accepting coupons. After 30 minutes of waiting they finally worked it out. 

6 pks Stayfree Sanitary Napkins $2.00ea
2 bottles of All Detergent $3.50 ea
1 gallon Mayfield Dairies Milk $5.25
3 Dora and Sponge Bob Christmas Clearance Books .30ea

Coupons Used
$5 of $25 purchase Dollar General Coupon
1 $1.50 off All Dollar General Coupon
2 $1.00 off All Manufacture
3 BOGO Stayfree Coupons

Total OOP:  $14.56

CVS My $10 Gift Card Challenge

I wanted to see what I could purchase at CVS with my $10 gift card, so I headed out to the local CVS and found these boxes of finish dish washing detergent on sale for 2 for 7.00.  CVS had these included in their $10 gift card promotion when you spend $30. 


9 boxes of Finish 3.50 ea  31.50
2 Snickers .75 ea


9 2.15 off finish coupons
1 .75 of purchase of 2 snickers
$10.00 Gift Card
Final Total $5.16
Earned .75 Extra Bucks Reward and a $10.00 Gift Card

Kroger Shopping

I found a few great deals at Kroger.  My husband loves Tide and washes clothes everyday, so we go through quite a bit of Tide.  I like Tide, but sometimes use other brands to get over a hump. I normally purchase my newspaper from newspaper sellers on the street for $1.50, but my husband forgot so I had to pay full price in the store.  Here's a look at what I got at Kroger. 

4 bottles of Tide Detergent  5.99 - 4.00 P&G discount $19.96
2 bottles of Softsoap .88 ea  $1.76
2 pks of UP2U gum 1.00 ea  $2.00
1 pk of strawberries 1.99
1 newspaper 2.50

Coupons Used
4 P&G $2 Tide coupons
2 Softsoap Coupons .40 doubled
2 UP2U $1 gum coupons

Total  $18.37

CVS Majic Coupon Machine

When you visit your local CVS store make sure you stop at the majic coupon machine first.  The machines gives you coupons that you can use in the store.  These coupons can also be used with manufacture coupons to create a great deal.  You can scan your card twice daily.  I scan my card back to back and many times I get different coupons if coupons are available.

Clearance, Clearance Everywhere!

 I was out and about when I noticed several clearance signs EVERYWHERE!  CVS has Christmas Clearance at 90% off, RiteAid 75% off and Dollar General 70% off.  It is now time to stock up on cards, ribbons, wrapping paper and bows.  Some places don't have much left, but there are still a few places that have tons of stuff available.  Search out those stores that are not near major roads and intersections and you should be able to get some great deals. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

My CVS Challenge/CVS Photo Contest

I have a $10.00 CVS gift card that I got for Christmas that I'm going to see how far I can stretch it.  I am going out today which is the last day of the sale to see if I can snag some items that are on sale this week.  If you are a CVS Extra Care Member you might want to check out the $11, 000 gift card contest I'm Not a Money Trasher!  Through January 31, 2012 CVS is hosting I'm Not a Money Trasher Photo Contest on Facebook.  To enter you attach a photo of how you use your extra bucks.

Friday, January 13, 2012

P&G Everyday Solutions

If you want to try it before you buy it, sign up here for P&G samples and coupons.  I've had the opportunity to try many P&G products before going out to buy the full size product.  Give P&G a try sign up here for a free membership.  P&G make products you love to use Tide, Duracell, Dawn, Always and many of the other brands you have grown to love.  Check your January 29th Sunday paper for some great P&G coupons. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Don't forget to stop at Starbucks to sample their great coffee and voice your opinion.  Starts today and ends on Saturday, January 14, 2012.  Great opportunity to get a taste of Starbucks great coffee. Don't forget to vote for your favorite blend. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kroger 7 Day Meat Sale

If you live near Kroger you might want to check out their 7 day meat sale.  They have a great deal on Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast for $1.99 lb.  This is a great stock up price.  These are great to put on the grill or to use for chicken salad on those quick meal nights.  Kroger is also hosting their first 50% off sale.  Kroger has a variety of items listed at 50% off. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge--------Week 2

My stockpile is not as great as the extreme couponers, but I have built a small stockpile that I am proud of.  I am usually able to get away with spending very little on pantry items each month, but bargains on meat are harder to find.  I am going to join Denise @ Shopperstrategy to try to reduce my stockpile for the month of January.  I want to reduce my average spending to $200 dollars for January.  My family is a family of carnivores so this is where most of our money goes. We all so like to endulge several times a week eating out because of hectic work and school schedules, but when we eat out we make sure we use some type of restaurant special or coupon.   I am looking forward to reducing my stockpile and saving a little money on the side.

Free Shout Color Catcher Sample

Shout® Color Catcher®Shout Color Catchers works well in the wash.  You just toss it in and watch the colors fade to the color catcher sheet and not on the other clothes.  If you haven't tried the color catcher sheets click here to get a free sample.   

Free Coffee Sampling at Starbucks

If you love Starbucks coffee or have always wanted to try some now is your time. 
New Starbucks coffee packaging
Taste the Starbucks Roast Spectrum

Come to Starbucks for a free coffee tasting and vote for the roast you love most. They'll even send you home with a little something as a thank you.

US Event - Thursday Jan. 12 - Saturday Jan. 14

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Need Extra Coupons

You are trying to stock up, but you don't want to purchase tons of newspapers every week you have another opportunity to get the coupons you need.  I use the Coupon Carryout coupon clipping service, mycoupounhunter and The Coupon Clippers to get the coupons I need.  If you need a large quantity of one item you can shop Ebay sites to get the additional quantities of coupons you need. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sharpies at Staples

If you love Sharpies as I do, you can purchase two sets at Staples for $3.00 each.  Each pack contains 12 fine tip Sharpies.  You can choose from all black or multi-colors.  You can also purchase this deal online at Staples  and have them shipped to you or your local store.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Great Deals @ TARGET

Target has Christmas decorations, cards and candy marked 70% off.  They also have toys on clearance.  I saw McDonalds toy play sets marked at $5.00 each. They also have some great outdoor games on sale including horseshoe and bing bag toss.  Stock up now for next Christmas and birthday parties for kids throughout the year. 

Monday, January 2, 2012


Another great way to save on things you buy regularly in your own neighborhood is to use Groupon.  If you have not had an opportunity to use Groupon register today and give it a try.  You will find deals on bargains that are in your neighborhood with at least a 50% discount.

New Year Deals

There are a lot of new coupon policy changes, so make sure are aware of them before you go out to shop.  If you are interested in some new Christmas decorations, cards, or ornaments this is the perfect week to look for them.  Most items are on sale for 50% off, but I like to buy at 70-90% off.  This is also the month to purchase sheets, towels and linens. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Looking forward to a great year of savings in 2012.  I hope your pantries and wallets stay full.  Let's save more money as we feed our families.  Good Luck to you.