Wednesday, August 29, 2012

33 Swag Bucks

You've won 33 Swag Bucks
I love it when I win Swag Bucks.  I use Swag Bucks to purchase Amazon Gift Cards online.  I enjoy searching for things I'm looking for on the web by using my Swag Bucks account.  If you would like to learn too head over HERE to get started. 

Shopping @ Publix

Rushed in to Publix to grab something for dinner, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to try to get something that was on sale.  School has been so busy that I haven't had time to shop, so I didn't have a plan when I walked in.  I guess I did Ok for last minute, but kind of mad that I didn't plan this shop.

2 130 ct Hefty Plates 2/$5
2 Lucky Charms Cereal $3.39 BOGO
1 Clorox Bleach $2.59
2 Packs of Curry Chicken $2.97 & $3.36
1 Pack of Jerk Chicken $2.38

1 $1 off 2 Hefty Plates
2 .50 off Lucky Charms Doubled $1
1 .50 Clorox Product Doubled $1

Total w/tax $18.75

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mailbox Freebies

Dymatize bag and shake bottle 2 Packs of Protein I think my husband dranked it before I was able to get the picture.
1 Cliff Bar and BOGO Coupon
1 Lunch Bag from Frigo Cheese
1 Dish Network Hopper (Kangaroo)

Thursday, August 23, 2012


In the past we have received money to purchase supplies for our students to use in the classroom. but lately their is no money to purchase supplies.  We were told recently at my school that we would receive $75 per teacher to purchase supplies.  This includes anything we need to use with students such as paper, pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks, scissors, construction paper, and poster boards.  We can only use school supplies catalogs, so how do you stretch $75 using the expensive school supply companies.  Now if was given this same $75 in cash I could surely spread it thick, but my hands are tied to the big box suppliers. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

$5 off $25 Purchase @ OfficeMax

If you still need to pick up some school supplies head over HERE to get a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase.  This coupon is valid August 21 - August 25.

50% off Papa John's Pizza

Papa Johns is once again is offering the 50% off Regular Menu price deal. Head over to Papa John's Online Ordering system to take advantage of this great deal. Just enter TAYLOR50 on the special offers page. This code is good through August 26, 2102. Save the delivery fee by rushing over and picking this great deal up.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shopping @ Publix

Well I was a little proud of my Publix shopping.  I was able to get a variety of things to create some lunches for the kids and some other items to add to the stockpile.  This trip was worth getting caught in the rain. 

6 Bottles of Prego Spaghetti Sauce $2.05 BOGO
13 Bottles of Dawn Dish Detergent $1.49
4 Boxes of Jingo Snack Crackers $2.99 BOGO
2 Strawberry Mott's Applesauce $2.35
2 Boxes of Glad Sandwich Bags $1.89
3 Michelina's Meals $1.00
1 Loaf of Nature's Own Bread $2.50
2 Mott's Snack and Go $2
2 French's Worcestershire Sauce .99
1 Box of Debbie's Oat Meal Pies $1.25
2 International Delights Creamers $2.50
1 Coffee Mate Creamer $1.67
2 Boxes of Taco Bell Dinner Kits $3.09 BOGO
1 Bottle Pantene Conditioner $3.49
1 Bottle Pantene Shampoo $3.49
1 Can Pantene Hair Spray $3.49
1 Tube of Aquafresh Toothpaste $1
1 Dozen Large Eggs $1.89
2 Packs of Chips AHoy Cookies $2.99 BOGO
Bananas $1.14
Red Grapes $3.04

3 .50 off 2 Prego Coupons (Doubled $1)
13 .50 off Dawn Detergent (Doubled $1)
13 .25 off Dawn Target  Competitor Coupon
4 $1 off Jingo Coupons
1 free Mott's To Go Publix Coupon
1 .55 Glad Coupon
1 $1 off 2 Glad Target  Competitor Coupon
2 $1 off Mott's Coupons
2 .40 off French's Worchestshire Coupons (Doubled .80)
1 Free International Delights Coupon
1 .55 off International Delights Coupon
1 .55 off Coffee Mate Cream Coupon
1 $3 off 2 Pantene Coupon
1 Free Pantene Styler Publix Coupon
1 $1 off Aquafresh Target Competitor Coupon
1 Free Dozen Eggs Kroger Competitor Coupon
2 $1 off Chips Ahoy Publix Coupons
1 $1 off 2 Nabisco Coupon

Total w/tax $35.42 I messed up a little bit I could have had another free bottle of Pantene shampoo with the B3G1 Deal. 

Total Saved $77.55

Sunday AJC @ Publix

Looking to save on the AJC stop by your local Publix to purchase 1 Sunday AJC and receive an additional 1 for 1 cent. They are bound with the Publix green and white security covering. 

Dollar Tree Accepting Coupons 8/26

Just when you thought you couldn't use coupons everywhere Dollar Tree steps up to the plate.  Beginning August 26, 2012 Dollar Tree will begin taking manufacture coupons.  All Dollar Tree items are $1, so imagine the deals you will be able to find. 

**They will not take BOGO free coupons
**They will not take any FREE coupons or coupons that require associates to write in the amount of purchase
**No retailer retailer specific coupons such as; Walmart, Target, Publix
**Coupons must be presented at time of purchase.
**Coupons can’t be redeemed for more than the value of the product.
Some stores may not start taking coupons until September, so check your local store for details.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lost Coupons

Update: I called Publix and they found my coupons I left.  Gotta Love Publix!

How do you feel when you loose or misplace coupons you plan on using?  Well I will tell you how this makes me feel.  I have lost or misplaced one of my coupon sleeves that contained some great coupons in it.  It even contained some free coupons for Clorox wipes, coffee creamer and Nathans Hot Dogs.  It also housed my $5 off $25 dollar competitor coupons that I use at Publix. I realized the sleeve was missing about a day ago and I have been looking high and low trying to find it.  I've looked in the car, in the pantry where I keep the grocery bags, in drawers, basically in every room of the house.  I plan to call the two stores I visited the last time I used them tomorrow, but tonight I will go to bed depressed.  I hate to lose anything, but when I lose coupons it's like loosing a pocket full of money. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Amazon Deal of the Day

UPDATE:  The laminator is now $25.33, so it will ship free with Super Saving Shipping.

If your school has cut back on lamination you may want to pick up this great laminator at Amazon.  The personal laminator is great for small items you want to cherish for a while.  I know as teachers we want to laminate everything, so to have one at your fingertips is awesome.  Head over HERE to purchase a Scotch Thermal Laminator with 12 pouches.  The purchase price is $24.99, but to qualify for free shipping you will need to add something inexpensive to your cart to qualify for free super saving shipping at $25. 

20% off @ Staples

Looking to purchase more school supplies for the year head over HERE to print a coupon good for 20% off any one item.  Some exclusions will apply.  The coupon is good in store until August 18, 2012. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

28% off @ Half Off Depot

Half Off Depot is celebrating back to school with 28% off everything today only!  Head over HERE to get your deal. Use code BACK28 at checkout.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Football Mom

I am so ready to get football season started.  My entire family are football fans and it's like waiting on Christmas around my house.  I can't wait to hold up my banner that I made through Shindigz, and yell for my favorite team.  I'm so excited I just can't hide it.  If you are a football fan and looking forward to kick off this season leave me a comment telling me about your favorite team. 

Shopping @ Target

This is not a product that I would normally buy, but I figured I would give them a try.   The singles are perfect for putting in the kids lunches and I will put the two containers in the car since we eat breakfast in the car most mornings.

2 Canisters of Wet Ones $1.99
1 Box of Singles Wet Ones $1.99

3 $.50 Target Coupons
3 $.75 Manufacture Coupons

Total w/Tax $2.63

Sunday, August 12, 2012

$5 off at Toys R Us

Head over HERE to print a coupon for $5 off any purchase.  Some exclusions apply. This offer is valid today until Thursday, August 16, 2012.

Schools without Money

Are you hearing the phrase NO MONEY around your school? Every meeting we have attended during pre-planning started off with WE HAVE NO MONEY. We have no money for school supplies, lamination, bulletin board paper, poster maker, trainings; we have no money for anything. Frankly, I don't know what we are supposed to do without the necessary items we need to teach. We have also been told that students are not to write in some of the consumable books. Ok I think that's going too far. I can remember when I started teaching over 10 years ago that we were given all the supplies we needed for the year at the beginning of the school year with a possibility for more once the year progressed. Then we went to the school would give us a $200 budget to spend on items we needed for the classroom. Now it's down to we didn't get anything. I have always been fund of shopping for school supplies for my classroom, but now I feel like I am in this all alone. It wouldn't matter if I worked in an area where students had support at home to get the supplies they need, but in my school that is not the case. These students need school supplies to be productive in school. My question to you is what is your school asking you to do without?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Papa Johns's Pizza

I had a long week at work, so I spent my Saturday lying around and trying to get ready for the first day of school with the students.  Then it hit me what were we going to have for dinner?  I decided to take advantage of the Summer50 code at Papa John's.  For $22.49 I was able to get 1 XL cheese pizza, 1 medium The Works pizza, and 2 10pc wings.  Not having to cook after a long week Priceless.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Shopping @ Publix

Normally I don't like to do quick runs to the grocery store because it always end in disaster.  I wanted to get some of the corn and the Uncrustables, but the rest of the stuff is just extra and I spent more than expected. We also got a 20lb Bag of Ice.  We go through a lot of ice during football season. 

4 Boxes of Smuckers Uncrustables $2.95 BOGO
3 12 ct Birds Eye Corn on the cob $3.59 BOGO
1 Can Del Monte Green Beans $1
1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread $2.25
1 Lender's Bagels $1.95
1 20lb Bag of Ice $2.49

4 $1 off Coupons for Smuckers Reduced Fat Uncrustables
1 $1 vendor coupon (cashier mistake, didn't notice until I got home and looked at receipt)

Total w/tax $15.57

Monday, August 6, 2012

L'OREAL Hair Color

As a participant of the Expo Tryology program I received this kit which includes L'Oreal Superior Fade-Defying Color & Shine System.  I chose to receive the color Soft Black.  I was very pleased with the results.  It has been a while since I've used hair dye.  In the past, I've used hair dye to change the color, but now I use it to cover up the Grey.  The product was easy to use and had very simple directions.  If you are looking to update your look you may be interested in trying L'Oreal Superior Preference Fade-Defying Color and Shine System.  I truly recommend this product.  If you would like to try products before you buy them head over HERE to sign up.

I received the L'Oreal Color System for the purpose of trying the product, but no financial rewards were given.  The comments are mine. 

Domino's 50% Off Pizza

Domino's Pizza is offering 50% off Pizza when you order online from the regular price menu.  Save the additional bucks by running over and picking it up yourself.  Otherwise a delivery charge applies.  Head over HERE to make your order. You may have to enter 50% as a discount code.  When I ordered the discount was in my checkout box.

Free 2013 Calendar for teachers

Teachers head over HERE to get a free Solar Schoolhouse calendar.

Shopping @ Publix

I made one of my weekly trips to Publix and picked up some great buys including some chicken.  I had some other frozen items on the list, but chose to wait.  I will head back out before Wednesday to pick those items up. 

4 Packs of Lance Crackers $2.99 BOGO
2 Boxes of Cap'N Crunch Cereal $4.89 BOGO
1 loaf of Nature's Own Bread $2.89 (my children smashed the bread)
2 Tubs of Country Crock Spread $2.59 BOGO
2 Bottles of Mott's Apple Juice $2
1 Bottle of Sweet Leaf Tea $1
2 Containers of Dove Deodorant $2.71 BOGO
4 3 pack Elmer's Glue Sticks 3 for $2
1 Pack of Purdue Chicken Breast $3.38
1 Pack of Purdue Chicken Breast $3.86
1 Pack of Purdue Chicken Breast $3.77
1 Pack of Purdue Chicken Breast $3.20

4 $.55 off Lance Crackers
1 $1 off 2 Quaker Products
2 $.40 off Country Crock (Doubled $.80)
2 $1 off Mott's Coupons
2 $1 off Dove Coupons
4 $1 off Elmer's Glue Sticks Publix Coupon

Total w/ tax $30.29
Total Savings $47.44

Famous Footwear 20% OFF

It's time to purchase school shoes for the kids and the best time to purchase shoes for the entire family.  Famous Footwear has BOGO 1/2 off all year long, but they rarely have the 20% discount code in addition to the half off savings.  Head over HERE to print your 20% off coupon for Rewards and 15% off for non rewards members.  If you are not a rewards member you can join HERE for FREE.  The coupon expires August 18, 2012, so don't wait too long to get your coupon and get the shoes you need for your family.

Got to Love SWAG BUCKS!!

I'm so EXCITED, NO I just can't hide it.  I just won 27 Swag Bucks and I am telling anyone who wants to hear it.  If you want to know how I did it head over HERE and get signed up so you can earn SWAG BUCKS too.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Star Teacher @ Office Depot

I am an Office Depot Star Teacher and you could be one too.  Head over to your local Office Depot to sign up.  Or you can sign up HERE online.  Throughout the year you receive special discounts for being a Star Teacher. At the beginning of every school year they host a breakfast to recognize teachers.  Each teacher receives a gift bag filled with samples from school supply vendors. 

In the bag for 2012
1 highlighter
1 Bic Correction Pen
1 Pencil
1 Pack of Sticky Notes w/ new corners
1 Papermate Felt Pen
1 Expo Dry Erase Marker
1 Sharpie Marker
1 Book of Coupons and of course
1 Nice Size lunch bag

Check your local store to get the date of your breakfast.  If you have missed it stop in the store at the Customer Service desk to see if they have some bags left, they normally do.

Free Glue Sticks

I was glad to be able to stock up on Rose Art glue sticks.  This was a great deal because my students go through glue pretty fast.  I combined the two transactions my daughter and I did because of the four coupon limit at Target.  I didn't clear the bin they had more left. 

29 Rose Art Glue Sticks $.25

7 $1 off 3 Rose Art Coupons

Total w/Tax $.76

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Swag bucks

Yeh Me, I just earned 33 Swag bucks for searching the web through  If you would like to earn swag bucks too head over HERE and get signed up. It is free to sign up and you can earn give cards with the points you accumulate. 

Rose Art @ Target

1st Transaction

Well I guess you learn the hard way.  I went to Target to get stocked up on Rose Art crayons.  I must say I am not a fan of Rose Art, but I work in an area where the children are happy to get small trinkets no matter what they are.  I learned on this trip that Target will only allow you to use four like coupons per person, per transaction.  So I had to split my order with my daughter in order to get the crayons, markers, and colored pencils.  

8 boxes of Rose Art Crayons $.25
3 packs of Rose Art Markers $.52
1 box Rose Art colored pencils $.52
1 box of Pop Tarts $1.38
2 bottles of Pantene Shampoo $3.34

4 $1 off 3 Rose Art coupons
1 $.50 of Pantene Target Coupon
1 $3 off 2 Pantene Manufacture Coupon

Total w/ tax $5.38

2nd Transaction 

4 Boxes of Rose Art Crayons $.25
2 Boxes of Rose Art Markers $.52

2 $1 off 3 Rose Art Crayons

Total w/ Tax $.18

Tide and Dawn @ CVS

What a great deal at CVS on two of my favorite products.  I was glad to go into CVS and walk out with a bag full of goodies for little of nothing. 

3 Bottles of Tide $5.94
6 Bottles of Dawn $.99

1 $2 off 2 Tide purchases P&G coupon
1 $1 off 1 Tide purchase P&G coupon
6 $.50 off Dawn P&G coupons
1 $1 Green Bag Tag Coupon
1 $6 Extra Care Bucks
1 $3 off $15 Tide Purchase CVS coupon (magic coupon machine)
1 $1 off $5 Dawn Purchase CVS coupon (magic coupon machine)

Total w/Tax $7.93

50% off at Papa John's

It looks like several cook free nights are in my future.  Papa Johns is once again is offering the 50% off Regular Menu price deal.  Head over to Papa John's Online Ordering system to take advantage of this great deal.  Just enter SUMMER50 at checkout.  This code is good through August 18, 2102.  Save the delivery fee by rushing over and picking this great deal up. 

The last time they had this deal I was able to purchase 1 large Cheese pizza, 1 medium The Works and 2 10 pc wings for $21.39 including tax.