Friday, December 12, 2008

$120 Bonus Coupon Book from P&G

From their website:

Step 1:
Purchase $50 worth of ANY P&G products between 12/14/2008 and 1/31/2009.

Step 2:
Circle the P&G products and their corresponding prices on your original cash register receipt. (Click here to see a list of P&G products.)

Step 3:
Print the form and fill it out.

Step 4:
In a stamped envelope, enclose the form and original dated sales receipt with item descriptions and product purchase prices circled.
Mail to:
P&G Year of Savings Rebate 5400-570
PO Box 750289
El Paso, TX 88575-0289

For a preview of the coupons included in the book, click here.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Toys 'R Us Deal of the Day

If you have children on your Christmas list, you should check the Toys 'R Us website each day from now until Dec. 24th. Each day, they are posting coupons good for that day only! There are some great deals there!! Happy shopping!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Scrubbling Bubbles Coupons

Click here to print several high value coupons for Scrubbing Bubbles products from Right@Home.

IDEA: Stack these with the $5/5 coupon from Publix (11/23 SS) to score some cheap cleaning products!!

Scooby Doo? Where Are You?


It's been 3 BUSY weeks for our household and I have either been too busy or too tired to supply my blog with the great deals! Sorry, blogosphere!

Anyhow, I do intend to get back to it. There are some great coupons out there AND some great deals to be had during this Christmas season.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Are you one of those early birds that wakes up at 3 AM the day after Thanksgiving to catch the BLACK FRIDAY SALES????

Then this site is for YOU! All in one place, you can find all the Black Friday ads of all the stores that have made this information available. Check it out today so you can pre-plan your route!!
Would you believe that CVS will have 14 FREEBIES!!!!!!!! RUN - DON'T WALK!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

$5/$20 WAGS coupon for 11/14 - 11/15 only!

Yes!! I was counting on there being a $5 coupon for Walgreen's today! You can scroll through my coupon bar on the right to get yours.
Also be sure to print the Reynold's Aluminum Foil coupon. It is rare to see a $1 coupon for this!!! I'm certain that someone will have a sale soon!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

You've GOTTA see this!!

This is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, yeah... There's also a $1 coupon for Dawn Hand Renewal there, too!

$20/$50 Olay Regenerist Rebate

Do you LOVE Olay Regenerist like I do???

Well, there is a $20 rebate for a $50 purchase of Olay items here. You can buy multiple items to get the rebate and they do not have to be in the same transaction. The purchase(s) must be made by December 6th and envelope must be postmarked by Decemeber 20th.

I plan to cash in on this rebate using the $5 Regenerist coupon I told you about here and a $5/$20 Walgreens coupon. (Fingers crossed for next weekend!)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November Gift Pack from Right@Home

Click HERE to get yours.

From their website:

It’s the time of the year to get together with family and friends. These Ziploc® products are perfect for winter entertaining, or just cozy family meals at home. If you’re one of the first 20,000 Right@Home™ members to respond, you’ll receive a free gift pack that includes:
  • 1 Ziploc® Brand Fresh Produce Bag with Moisture Vents
  • 1 Ziploc® Brand Easy Zipper Storage Bag
  • 1 Ziploc® Brand Snack Bag
  • 1 Ziploc® Brand Zip 'n Steam™ Microwave Steam Cooking Bag
  • 1 Ziploc® Brand Snap 'n Seal Container

In addition, you’ll receive $8.50 worth of coupons for Ziploc®, Glade®, Pledge® and Drano® products. Use them to get ready for holiday guests or swap them with a friend.

(Thanks Freebies4Mom!)

Items You Should NEVER Pay For!

Happy Election Day and Happy Holiday Season Everyone!!

Today I wanted to encourage those non-couponers to GET WITH IT by offering a list of items for which you will NEVER have to pay once you begin clipping coupons. I have in my stockpile plenty of items that were cheap, free or that I was PAID TO BUY! Here are the categories of the items of which I have quite a surplus:

- bathroom & kitchen cleaning supplies (thanks P&G!)
- fabric stain remover
- shampoo & conditioner
- body wash (Olay, Suave, Axe, Gillette)
- deodorant (Sure, Right Guard, Adidas, Speed Stick)
- cosmetics (mostly Cover Girl, Loreal, & Revlon)
- cough syrup (Dimettap, Robitussin)
- Aspirin/Pain Reliever (Excedrin, Advil)
- Energy Boosters
- Toothpaste (Colgate & Crest GALORE!!)
- Toothbrushes
- Mouth wash
- Skin care (Olay, Clearasil, Clean & Clear)
- Feminine Products (Always, Stayfree, OB)
- Disposable Razors

and best of all...

FREE Toilet Paper
*Did you know that you can ALWAYS get free TP from Kroger??*
The 4-pack of Cottonelle is always $1 at Kroger and there is consistently a 50¢ coupon in the Sunday paper which when doubled will cause the TP to be FREE!!

Happy couponing everyone!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

$5/$20 Walgreens Coupon for 10/24 - 10/25 only!

Scroll through my new coupon bar on the right to print out your $5/$20 Walgreens coupon that is good tomorrow and Saturday only! (October 24 & October 25)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Click here to get your $5/$25 Walgreens coupon that is good tomorrow and Saturday only! (October 17 & October 18)

I was waiting for this so I could buy the Free-After-Rebate October items. What took me so long???

Sunday, October 12, 2008

$30 worth of Coupons from SC Johnson

right @ home is offering $30 worth of cleaning supplies coupons here. Print them QUICK before they're gone. Then visit Money Saving Mom's post on where to get the items FREE after coupon. Here's a preview of the qs:

Save $10.00 on Scrubbing Bubbles® Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit
Save $2.00 on Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel
Save $2.00 on Scrubbing Bubbles® Mega Shower Foamer
Save $2.00 on Scrubbing Bubbles® bathroom cleaner
Save $2.00 on any Scrubbing Bubbles® Fresh Brush® Toilet Cleaning System
Save $2.00 on any Pledge® product
Save $2.00 on Pledge® Multi Surface Duster
Save $1.50 on any Pledge® wipes product
Save $2.00 on any Windex® product
Save $1.50 on Windex® Original Glass & Surface wipes
Save $1.50 on any Shout® productSave $1.50 on any fantastik® product

Monday, October 6, 2008

Did you know...

... That you can view sneak previews of the Walgreens and CVS circulars WEEKS in advance at Hot Coupon World and They usually have 4 weeks of circulars (AND coupon matchups) available in their Drugstore forums. (See links below.)

Once you've decided which deals appeal to you, you can order the necessary coupons at DrugStore Forum DrugStore Forum

Happy Shopping!

Friday, October 3, 2008

$5/$20 Walgreens Coupon for 10/3-10/4 only

WHOA! I can hardly keep up! Yet another $/$$ coupon for Walgreens! Get yours here.

You can use this to purchase your Free-After-Rebate items for October if you haven't already. See below courtesy of

Extreme Energy 6 hour shot up to $3.99 Free After Rebate Limit 1

L'Oreal Cleansers up to $7.99 Free After Rebate Limit 1
LOreal Cleanser or Moisturizer, any $1 (10-12-08) SS 7/20/08
LOreal Cleanser or Moisturizer, any $3 on 2 (10-12-08) SS 7/20/08

Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Enriched Foundation up to $7.49 Free After Rebate Limit 1
$1 off any Rimmel product (11/15) RP 9/14/08
$1 off any Rimmel face product (11/15) RP 9/14/08

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cheap Febreze @ WAGS 9/28 - 10/4

This week at Walgreens, Febreze Air Effects are on sale for $2.49 and produce register rewards if you purchase enough.

Purchase 4 Febreze Air Effects
Use four $1/1 Qs from Sept P&G (expires 9/30!)

4 x $2.50 = $10
- $4 (4 x $1) = $6
Produces $5 in register rewards which you can use on your next purchase.

NET PRICE: $1 for 4!!
That's 25¢ for each one!

Great Publix Deals 9/25 - 10/01

Do you have a Publix in your area?? They have some GREAT deals this week. Check out my preview below. Special thanks to Southern Deals and Frugal Steals ! Check out their blog for even more savings opportunities!

*NOTE - Publix accepts competitors coupons, so make sure to print your Food Lion and Target coupons before you go!*

BOGO Items
Campbell Select or Select Harvest (save up to $2.39)
-.50/2 Campbell Select / Select Harvest Soup SS 8/17 (with Food Lion coupon its 20¢ each)
-$1/4 Campbell Select or Select Harvest Soup SS 8/17
-$1/2 Cambell Select
printable (Food Lion)

Dole Fruit, Gel, or Parfait (save up to $2.69)
-.75/2 Dole Fruit Bowls, Gels or Parfaits SS 8/10, 8/24 (makes it 97¢ each)
-$1/3 Dole Fruit Bowls, Gels or Parfaits SS 8/10, 8/24

Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix (save up to $1.69)
-.40/1 Pillsbury reduced sugar cake or brownie mix RP 9/7 (makes it 5¢ each)

Ocean Spray Juice (save up to $3.49)
-$1/2 Ocean Spray Juices Publix MyPyramid booklet (makes it $1.25 each)

Quaker Instant Oatmeat or Hot Cereal (save up to $3.79)
-.50/1 Quaker Oatmeal RP 9/7 (makes it 89¢)
-$1/2 Quaker Oatmeal RP 9/7

Chex Mix (save up to $2.89)
-$1/2 Chex Mix
printable (Target)
-$1/2 Chex mix
-.50/1 Chex Mix SS 8/10, 9/7 (with Target coupon its FREE plus overage)

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Smart Taste (save up to $1.79)
-$1 off any Ronzoni Smart Taste SS 8/24 (FREE plus overage)

GE Energy Smart Bulbs 1ct. (save up to $4.79)
-$1/1 8/10/08 SS2
-$1 off Energy Smart Bulbs
printable (makes it $1.40)

Birds Eye Voila (save up to $4.99)
-$1 off Bird’s Eye Viola
-$1.25 Viola! in store dispenser
-$2/2 Voila! Publix insert 9/28

Thursday, September 25, 2008

$5/$20 Walgreens Coupon 9/26 & 9/27 only!

Yeaaaaaa! Click here to get your $5/$20 coupon for Walgreens! It is only valid this Friday and Saturday, so keep that in mind while preparing for your shopping trip. I like this one MUCH better than the $10/$40 because I could rarely justify spending $30 or more that wasn't in the budget!

The two days on which the coupon is valid are also "double dipping" days (where the September & October Easy Saver Catalog coupons and offers BOTH apply). Check out this post at for some awesome deals!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Couponing - How To

If you are new to couponing or are just curious about how you can save over 50% on your grocery bill, please check out the following resources to help you on your way:

My Blog Entry entitled "The Secret" - a general overview of the couponing game
MoneySaving Mom's CVS 101 Post
CouponMom's E-book about how to save as featured on GMA

Thursday, September 11, 2008

$10 Walgreens Coupon 9/12 and 9/13 ONLY!

Get $10 off any $40 purchase at Walgreens tomorrow and Saturday with this coupon. Click here.

Remember, your subtotal must be $40 before tax and AFTER any other coupons (manufacturer Qs and Walgreens Qs). Basically, you are guaranteed to spend $30 out-of-pocket during the trip. However, if you use the coupon to purchase the "Free After Rebate" items in their Easy Saver catalog, you could end up making a profit!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wendy's Coupons

Yes, I know we're not supposed to eat fast-food... However, in the event that you have a hunger crisis somewhere near a Wendy's restaurant, click this link to sign up for their e-mail list to receive occasional COUPONS!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Publix, WAGs, & CVS

I totally robbed these 3 stores LEGALLY tonight! I spent $0 out-of-pocket at Walgreen's ($75 worth of merchandise - coupons & gift card), $20 OOP at Publix ($125 worth), and $3 OOP at CVS (received $27 ECBs back).

It is late in the evening (actually early in the morning) and I need to rest so that I can prepare to educate tomorrow's leaders, so I will leave you in the capable hands of,, and

Monday, September 1, 2008

CVS Deals 8/31

I had quite a few P&G coupons due to expire on 8/31, but thankfully, CVS is having their semi-annual beauty sale and I was able to use them before today.

CoverGirl Outlast was FREE plus overage! (after coupons)
Colgate was FREE plus overage! (after coupons & ECBs)
ZipFizz was FREE! (after ECBs)
Suave was 6 for $2 (after ECBs & coupons)
Gillette was $2 each (after ECBs & coupons)
Pantene was very cheap
I spent a total of $6.41 out of pocket and was able to maintain my current total of $35 ECBs!

Deals are courtesy of

Walgreens Deals 8/30, 8/31, 9/1

I visited my local Walgreens everyday for the past 3 days... On Saturday, it was to make good use of the $10/$40 coupon with which I purchased the monthly Free-After-Rebate stuff. With all of my coupons, I made a profit of $12 after rebate!

I went back Sunday to collect on their weekly sale of BOGO CoverGirl Foundation and In-ad coupon for Nursery Water. I combined the BOGO CoverGirl Sale with my BOGO coupons from the August P&G insert (exp. 8/31!) to get 4 items FREE! The nursery water was on sale 2 for $2 and I had a 55¢/2 coupon (IP here) to get them both for $1.50 (about 51% off!). I went back today to get more water - 8 gallons total.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover $10 ends 9/2

**UPDATE: Extended until midnight 9/3!!!**

Visit to view the items that he has on SUPERsale for Labor Day. I've never read Total Money Makeover, but my husband and I have been wanting to buy this book for some time. When we heard that there was a sale, we jumped right on it!!!

I've heard wonderful things about Dave Ramsey. I even pushed to get his Financial Peace University high school curriculum in our school since I am teaching a Mathematics Money Management course this year.

There are several items on sale including Total Money Makeover. However, if you can afford it, there is a Starter Special for $49.98 which includes two of his books, two DVDs, and several other tools. Go place your order today! (By the way, Dave does NOT take credit card payments!)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another $/$$ for Walgreens 8/29 & 8/30 only!

WHOA!! Walgreens is giving us another $/$$ coupon to use this month! Here is your link to a $10 off a $40 purchase coupon for Walgreens good only on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30th. Please leave me some comments to let me know what you plan to purchase with your coupon.

Remember, these are the two days that the August & September Easy Catalogs overlap making for some AWESOME DEALS! More on the double-dips here...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

$5 Olay Regenerist Coupon

Have you "discovered" Olay regenerist yet? It is by far, single-handedly the BEST skin product I have ever used. I learned about it several years ago when I went to a dermatologist before my wedding. My skin isn't horrible, but ladies you know how we want to look our absolute BEST on our wedding day! She suggested that I try Olay regenerist and then she said, "I'd give you some free samples, but I take them all home and use them myself." That was the most convincing referral I'd ever heard, so I bought some and have been using it ever since (in between pregnancies - it's not suggested for pregnant women).

Olay is offering a $5 coupon for their Regenerist products at their website here. And just in time! I need to restock my daily serum and my daily thermal mini-peel!

Cheap Baby Wipes at Walgreens

I found boxes of Walgreens Comfort-Smooth wipes (400 ct) on clearance at my Walgreens for $5.24. It includes 5 - 80 ct refills - that's $1 per pack!

I purchased them last night along with some Tide detergent, school supplies, Preparation-H ($$-maker), Lysol Neutra-air starter kit, and more with the $5/$20 coupon. I paid a total of $7.72 (after spending the balance of my Gift Card)!

Friday, August 22, 2008

$5/$25 at Toys 'R Us good thru 8/24

There is a $5 off a $25 purchase coupon for Toys 'R Us (and Babies 'R Us) good this weekend only til Sunday! Combine this with their sales this week and you could score some early Christmas presents for the little ones in your life. Click here to visit and download your coupon. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More $1 Vitamins @ Walgreens!

The Theragran-M vitamins are BOGO again this week at Walgreens, so you can take advantage of the deal I posted here and get them for $1 each!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Slowing Down for a minute

School is back in session here in Atlanta. As a result, I am finding that my time (and energy) are waning - thanks to the 150 students I teach and my own two beautiful (but demanding) children and my dear husband. (Hi honey!)

That being the case, I've slowed down on my shopping trips and hence my blogging. However, I do not intend to stop altogether. I believe in this blog and in helping my readers find a good (and often unadvertised) deal and so will continue this blog as best I can.

To my readers, stay tuned. I will continue bringing the deals when I can. In between blogs, be sure to visit my favorite blogs on the list on the right for ongoing deals. Many of the blog writers are Stay-At-Home-Moms who are able to blog several times a day! (Lord, help me not to be ENVIOUS! LOL!)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

CLICK HERE to receive $26 worth of coupons for Proctor & Gamble products such as Dawn, Swiffer, Febreze, Cascade, and Mr. Clean from Home Made Simple.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rite Aid Printable Coupons

You can download $13 worth of oral care coupons from Rite Aid's website. Here is the link. Some of them are Rite Aid coupons which can be stacked with manufacturer coupons, and some of them are Manufacturer coupons that can be used anywhere (not just at Rite Aid, though they bear it's logo.) Happy bargain hunting!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


To the very kind Villa Rican who left coupons on the doorstep of our church...
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, your contribution, and your generosity. We will use what you've given us to purchase items that we can donate to local food banks and shelters. God Bless You!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Buy AXE, Get a free movie!

I got a tip from hotcouponworld that if you buy 4 AXE body washes (trial size works!), you will get a coupon for 2 free movie tickets when you checkout. When I tried it out, I got a coupon for 1 free AXE detailer (which looks like a glorified MAN-loofah) and 1 free movie ticket.

I wish I would've gotten 2 tickets, but 1 ticket is great considering I only spent a fraction of the cost of a movie ticket AND I got my husband a nice treat!
Give it a try and then leave me a comment to let me know if it worked for you!
When I went to the website to redeem my free "ticket" it actually turned out to be TWO!! WooHoo!!
Sources say that this deal is good until Aug. 31st.
***UPDATE #2***
Sources say that they "fixed" this deal to NOT work with the trial sizes :-(
You have to purchase regular sizes to get the movie tix. For more info, check out the Walgreens - Register Rewards forum at

Monday, August 4, 2008

Theragran-M Vitamins for $1 @ Walgreens

Theragran-M vitamins are B1G1 this week at Walgreens. If you have the $50 Prescription Savings Booklet (which you can request at the pharmacy if they are not sitting out), there is a $4 coupon for the vitamins.

Get the vitamins that are $9.99 each. When the cashier scans the coupon, it will take $4 off of EACH pack of vitamins. (That's $8!) Then the 2nd pack of vitamins will come off altogether leaving you with a balance of $2 and some change.

That's $1 for each pack!

Friday, August 1, 2008

CVS Trip 7/31/08 - How does it happen????

I have to be honest... I'm not quite sure how it works out, but I assure you that I keep getting FREE STUFF at CVS! Here's what I got during my latest trip:

I had ALOT of trouble cashing in on the Lifesaver deal as the manager of my local CVS store did not want to take my BOGO coupons!! She kept telling me "Well, you can't have both of them for free - it doesn't work like that!" I came home and called the corporate office (1-800-SHOP-CVS) and spoke with an Extra Care representative about my experience. The rep assured me that all I should've had to pay was tax!! So, I returned to the store - THANKFULLY the manager I spoke with the first time was gone. The supervisor on duty was much more accomodating and I was able to get 10 bags of free Lifesavers and $5 ECBs! WooHoo!

Anyhow, as I was saying... Somehow everything you see in the picture was free - except for the vitamins. I did have to pay $30 for my prenatal vitamins. But that was the only OOP expense I had. I paid for everything else with coupons and previously earned ECBs and when I was done, I had earned $27 in new ECBs to replace the ones I paid with!

Heres what I got:
10 - Lifesavers
4 - Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
1 - Revlon Lip Blush
4 - Johnson & Johnson Baby wash/lotion
1 - Neosporin
1 - Stuart Prenatal Vitamins 100 ct.

5 - BOGO Lifesavers bag
2 - $2/2 Johnson's baby wash or lotion (printable - The Coupon Loop)
1 - $2/1 Revlon products (7/27 newspaper insert)
1 - $1/1 Neosporin (printable - The Coupon Loop)
1 - $5/1 Stuart vitamins (requested from their website)

Walgreen's Trip 7/31/08 - Profit of $10.68!

I "bought" all this stuff at Walgreen's in 2 transactions and made a profit of $10.68!

I did make a silly mistake though... I did TWO P&G Register Rewards (RR) deals in the same transaction, so the register only printed out one of the rewards.

Details, Details ----->

Transaction #1
10 Pringles - $10
2 Ultra TUF trashbags $10
1 Large WAGs Vacuum Bag - $10
6 Olay Body Wash @ $3/$10 - $20 <-- buy $20, get $7 in RR
2 Infusium Leave-in Conditioner @ $2/$12 - $12 <-- buy 10, get $3 in RR
1 Pert 2-n-1 Shampoo - $3.79
Total: $69

2 - 30¢/3 Pringles
5 - $2/1 Olay Body Wash
1 - $1.50/1 Olay Body Wash
2 - $3/1 Infusium products
4 - $5 RR (from Diaper Deal)
1 - $5/$20 Walgreen's coupon

Total OOP - $24.91 / Register Rewards: $10 / Rebates: $18.79 / PROFIT OF $3.88

Transaction #2
2 BioInfusion Products @ $5.99/1 - $11.98
1 WAGs lightbulb - $1.99
1 Jane Mineral Powder Brush - $4.99
1 Medium WAGs Vacuum Bag - $5.99
Total: $26.15

$3 RR
$5/$20 Walgreen's coupon

Total OOP - $18.15 / Rebates: $24.95 / NET SPENT: PROFIT OF $6.80


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

$5/$20 Walgreen's Coupon - 1 DAY ONLY 7/31

For TOMORROW ONLY (Friday, July 31, 2008) you can get $5 off a $20 purchase at Walgreen's. Get your coupon here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Triple Coupons at Ingles 7/27 - 8/2

If you have an Ingles nearby, be sure to visit this week as they will be TRIPLING COUPONS!!

The policy is stated below. Thanks to aclowers at

Three coupons tripled with each $10 order with card. Six tripled with $20 order, nine tripled with $30 order, twelve tripled with $40 order, etc. No limit on the number of coupons that can be tripled as long as there is a $10 purchase with card before coupons with each 3 coupons tripled. Coupons of 50 cents or less will be tripled, 51 cent coupons or more will not be tripled, but will be honored at face value.

Coupons will not be tripled or doubled on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, free items, or ingles coupons. Tripled value cannot exceed the price of the item. Tripled coupons start with each $10 purchase on the card.

Also, remember that all school supplies are TAX FREE next weekend!

I am still out of town and cannot shop till I get home, but later I will post my best deals from Ingles.

Monday, July 21, 2008

CVS Deals - $54 of stuff for 55¢ Out of Pocket!

I'm getting better at the CVS game... I bought all the stuff you see in the picture in 4 transactions for a total of 55¢ out-of-pocket (OOP) using coupons and previously earned Extra Care Bucks (ECB).

I had $21 ECB saved up and now I have $12, but am working on another $5 which I should have by week's end. ($5 ECB when you buy $15 of CVS brand baby care items.) So by the time the week is over, I'll have $17 ECB. Not too bad, although I lost $4.

Money Saving Mom is an excellent resource for learning how to "CVS". Check out her link in my blog list to the right.

Also, see Economic Endeavors for detailed instructions on how to plan your transactions to get the most for your money.

Here's how it breaks down:

Transaction 1-
2 Revlon hair accessories ($4.99 & $5.99)
2 American Greetings cards ($3.99 & 3.29)
1 CVS Hand sanitizer ($1.19)
1 CVS Baby Wipes ($2)

$2 CVS Skin CareB1G1 American Greetings
Free CVS Hand Sanitizer CRT
$11.99 ECBs
Total: 50¢ - Earned $5 ECBs for Revlon accessories

Transaction 2-
Clean & Clear Soft Moisturizer ($7.99)
Clean & Clear Soft Facial Cleanser ($5.99)
CVS Baby Wipes ($2)

$2 CVS Skin Care
$3/two Clean & Clear Soft products
$7.98 ECBs
Total: 21¢

Transaction 3-
2 Revlon cosmetics (BOGO Sale) ($7.99 & $7.99)
2 Trident Xtra ($1.49 & $1.49)
1 CVS Wipes ($2)

TWO $3/1 Revlon cosmetics CRT
$2/1 Revlon from 7/20 SS
BOGO Trident Xtra
$2 CVS Skin Care
Total: 70¢ - Earned $1 ECBs for Trident Gum

RETURNED the Clean & Clear from Transaction 2 because I only spent $14 and did not get my ECBs. So,
Transaction 4-
2 Clean & Clear Soft Moisturizers ($7.99 each)

COUPON- $3/2 Clean & Clear Soft products

**Used return money card to pay and still had a balance of 86¢!**This would've been better if I had 1 more $3/$15 and if I had thought to grab another box of CVS wipes!

Earned $5 ECBs for Clean & Clear promo

Still working on the $5 ECBs from the $15 CVS Brand Baby products. So far, I've "bought" 4 boxes of wipes for free. I just need 4 more and I will get the $5 ECBs!!

Walgreens Deal - FREE DIAPERS!

Woo Hoo!! I hit the jackpot! With two little ones in diapers (a 2-yr old boy who isn't thinking about the potty and a 4-month old) I can use all the help I can get with training pants and diapers.

Thankfully, Money Saving Mom posted this awesome deal on her website. I was able to obtain the Prescription Savings Booklet, and it was all uphill from there!

I paid $5.19 for 3 packs of training pants and received a $5 register rewards (RR) coupon! (Net total of 19¢ !!!!) I used the $5 coupon to take advantage of the awesome school supply deals Walgreens has this week. Take a look!

**NOTE: You cannot use the $5 RR to purchase more diapers and expect to get another $5 RR. So, use your $5 for something else. You can repeat the deal and get another $5 to use on other stuff!

Friday, July 18, 2008

New to my blog?

To learn how you can consistently save 50% or more on your grocery bill, check out my earlier post here.

To contribute to our "Cut Out Hunger" campaign, check out this post.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

FREE Mechanical Pencils @ Publix

During the week of July 17 - 23, Publix has BIC mechanical pencils on sale for $1 per pack. Download the following 50¢ coupon from BIC here, and when Publix doubles it, the pencils will be FREE!! Remember, you can print the coupon twice.

Get Free Stuff using Rebates!

If you are committed to being frugal, you can appreciate the following deals. They require a little bit of work since they are mail-in rebates, but most of the following stuff is FREE if you can find the time to complete the paperwork! (Clickables take you to the page to download the rebate form.)

Filtrete Air Filters ($5 rebate for $25 purchase)
Bundinos Try Me Free (TMF)
Excedrin Back & Body TMF [7/13 Smartsource insert & 6/8 Smartsource insert]
Sure Deodorant BOGO [6/29 Smartsource insert]
Noxema Shaver TMF
Ensure TMF
Pert 2-n-1 TMF (This one was a peelie - you have to look for it on the bottle)
Just For Men Touch of Gray Haircolor TMF - one here and here

And don't forget the one at Office Depot this week for a 6-pk of writing pads that I told you about here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Penny Deals!!

Check out Office Depot this week for several school supplies that cost $0.01!! There are limits of course, but if you go each day this week, you can rack up!! Also, Walmart has some very low cost school supply items this week too! Here are a few highlights:

Office Depot® Brand Semicircular 6" Protractor 1¢ each
Limit 5 per customer. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

Office Depot® Brand Acrylic Ruler 1¢ each
Assorted Colors. Limit 5 per customer.

Office Depot® Brand 2 Pocket Paper Folder with prong 1¢ each
Assorted Colors. Limit 20 per customer.

TOPS® Colored Junior Size Writing Pads 6-PK
This week's FREE ITEM After $7.49 Mail-In Savings
In Store Price $7.49 Limit 1 per customer.

Tug 2-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener 79¢ each

Office Depot Value™ Red Eraser Caps 12-PK 1¢/12-PK
Limit 5 per customer. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

70-Sheet Spiral Notebook 5¢ each

Crayola 24-Pack Crayons 22¢ each

Bic Cristal 10-Pack Blue Pens 88¢ each

Elmer's 4-Ounce Glue or 2-Pack Glue Sticks 22¢ each

Twin-Pocket Portfolio with Prongs 15¢ each

Friday, July 11, 2008

Coupon Woes @ Publix

At my 5th visit to Publix yesterday (hey, I had to use the $5/35 as many times as I could!) I was going to purchase some Huggies Pull-Ups and Kashi Vive cereal among some other things and use my $2 off Pull-Ups and $2 off Kashi coupons.

Much to my surprise and dismay, when I got to the register, the clerk had to ask the manager if he could accept my $2 coupons! According to the manager on duty, they had received an e-mail from corporate stating that due to recent fraudulant internet coupons, they were no longer accepting internet coupons over $1. I expressed my displeasure and asked if there was a way I could contact the corporate office. The clerk removed the two items from my order and then handed me the phone number for the Publix corporate office which he received from the manager.

Since it was evening, the office was closed. So, I called first thing this morning. The man I spoke with was so kind and apologetic. I explained that the coupons I was using were indeed legitimate and I felt that the "new" policy was not fair. I also offered a suggestion regarding the rash of fraudulant coupons. (They could request that customers bring in the whole sheet of paper instead of clipping the coupons they print from their computers.) The kind man heard me out, said he'd update the store regarding the official Publix coupon policy, took my contact information and informed me that I should receive a call from the store's senior manager.

When I spoke with the manager at the store, he also extended an apology and assured me that the store policy does allow the use of my $2 coupons. In fact, they had an employee meeting to re-educate the staff regarding the coupon policy.

I feel that the entire situation was handled very professionally and Publix gets a thumbs up from me for their continued outstanding customer service!

Publix Rocks!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Baby Deals at Publix This Week 7/10 - 7/16

First of all, there is a $5 Off/$35 coupon in the circular, so grab a couple of circulars when you enter the store!!

If you have a baby, check out the baby items sales:
Earth's Best Organic Baby Food - 79¢
Gerber 2nd Foods - 3 FOR $3.00
Huggies Baby Wipes - 2 FOR $5.00
Huggies Mega Pack Diapers - $13.99
Similac Infant Formula Powder - $23.99

I plan to use my Publix Baby Club coupons: ($5 off Huggies Diapers, $5 off Similac) along with Manufacturer coupons, Similac checks AND the $5 off/$35 Publix ad coupon to stock up on diapers, pull-ups, and formula!

By the way, go to the Pull-Ups website to get $2 off coupons. (Hit the "Back" button for a 2nd print.) You can print two of these every month! If you have more than one computer, you can print two per computer!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Free Movies - Douglasville, GA

Regal Cinemas at Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville, GA is sponsoring a Free Family Film Festival all month long. From the Arbor Place website:

Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer. For additional information, please call Regal Cinemas at 678-838-0041.

07/08/2008-07/10/2008 Wallace And Gromit (G), Alvin And The Chipmunks (PG)
07/15/2008-07/17/2008 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (G), Firehouse Dog (PG)
07/22/2008-07/24/2008 March Of The Penguins (G), Robots (PG)
07/29/2008-07/31/2008 Everyone's Hero (G), Happy Feet (PG)

More Savings Resources

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Free CVS Stuff!

Well, kinda free. Let me explain...

In my 1st transaction, I bought:
4 Rimmel Cosmetics

Total: $16.62

4 - $1 off Rimmel
Extra Care Bucks (ECBs)- $6.50

Final Total: $6.12
and I received $11.50 in ECBs

In my 2nd transaction, I bought:
2 Pringles (not in picture)
1 Pert Plus 2-in-1 Shampoo
1 CVS Pantyliners
4 Olay Regenerist facial cleansers
1 CVS Tampons 5-ct
2 Sure Deodorant
1 CVS facial towelettes
1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons

Total: $46.38

$2 off Pert
4 - $3 off Olay Regenerist products
2 - $1 off Sure deodorant
$2 off CVS skin care product
$1 off Playtex Gentle Glide
$11.50 ECBs

Final Total: $15.88
and I received $20.49 in ECBs



Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th Everyone!

Celebrate by partaking of some FREEBIES!!!
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Did you notice the BLUE Starbucks insert in last Sunday's paper??? It contained a card that will get you FREE Starbucks coffee from now until July 14th! Since I bought 3 papers, I had one for myself and 2 to give away!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

62% Off This Week!

Today I did my big weekly shop at Kroger and CLEANED UP! I normally go to Publix since it is just a mile or so from my house, but I had a Kroger coupon for 15% off the total order that I got from the 2008 Entertainment book. (Publix would not honor it, so I HAD to go to Kroger.)

Before discounts and coupons, the register said $151 - after discounts and coupons, my balance was $58!

I've made a conscious decision to always pickup something to share with others. That's why you see so many multiples in the picture (3 jars of mayo, 4 packs of hotdogs, etc.) That's how our "Cut Out Hunger" campaign was born. Click HERE to see how you can help!

My Favorite Deals Today:
Montgomery Inn BBQ Sauce - FREE! - On sale for $1 and they had $1 off coupons right there on the shelf!

Lever 2000 - $0.24 - On sale for $0.99 and I used the $0.75 off coupon from 5/18 RedPlum insert

BeechNut Baby Food - $0.30 - the Everyday Low Price (EDLP) is $0.43 and I used several $1 off/8 coupons I got from the BeechNut shelf at Publix last week!

Hebrew National Beef Franks - $1.75 - BOGO and I used the $0.75 off coupons from 5/11 and 6/29 Smartsource inserts

Tomorrow is Wednesday, so I will preview the new Publix ad to see if there will be anything that I absolutely need (or is FREE).

Don't forget to leave your comments about how you're saving at the store!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Free Movies, Anyone?

Do you have one of those RedBox kiosks that rents movies for $1 nearby? Get a free rental by signing up for their online newsletter at They'll also send you periodic promo codes for free movies.

Friday, June 27, 2008

FREE STUFF (or close to it) @ Publix this week

Pasta Roni or Rice-A-Roni - FREE and $0.28 overage!!
It's BOGO, so $0.73 and I used $1 off coupon from (They let you print it twice - just hit the "back" button to print again)

Lysol All Purpose Trigger Spray - $0.35
It's BOGO, so $1.35 and I used the $1 off coupon in 6/22 Smartsource newspaper insert

French's Mustard (asst. varieties) - $0.19
It's $1.19 and I used the $1 off coupon I got from

Lawry's 30-Minute Marinade - $0.43
BOGO, so $1.43 and I used the $0.50 coupon in the 5/18 & 6/22 Red Plum newspaper inserts which Publix doubled to $1

Ragu Pasta Sauce - $0.38
BOGO, and used coupon in 5/18 Red Plum insert for $0.50 off two which Publix doubled to $1

There are many more, but these are my faves! It's never too late to start COUPONING!!! Go get Sunday's paper from WalMart and then buy a deeply discounted subscription from the link on CouponMom's website.

Later: A List of Available Sweepstakes that I found in the coupon circulars

My Thursday Thrill

Guess how much I paid for all the stuff you see... According to my receipt, this is $128 worth of groceries, but I spent $52!!

Did you know that some Publix stores change their prices on Wednesdays and some change their prices on Thursdays? To find out which ones change when, see the fine print on the front page of your weekly Publix ad.

On Wednesdays, I go to and choose a store whose prices change on Wednesday so I can see the circular a day in advance. I shop for the week based on what's on sale that week and what I have a coupon for (that's where comes in). See my receipt --->

Later: My Favorite Coupons This Week

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


So just how did I buy $150 worth of groceries for $60 last week? Here's the secret...

First of all, you must know that the coupon by itself is not what cuts your bill in half… What gets you the best savings is:

1) Doing some preparatory research
2) Obtaining the coupons
3) Using the coupons at the right TIME
4) Using the coupons at the right PLACE
5) Creating a BUDGET for your weekly shopping trips

First, you need to know what’s on sale at your neighborhood stores.

The main website you should know about and register with is Stephanie Nelson – the coupon mom – has made available free-of-charge her e-book: “Advanced Grocery Saving Strategies: Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half” which I strongly suggest you read if you want this to work for you. Her website cross references the weekly specials at major supermarkets (as well as WalMart, CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid) against a database of available coupons from the Sunday paper.

Another powerful website to use in conjunction with this is This website compares all weekly ads (you pick the stores) with each other so you can see who has the lowest price for any particular item.

You will find the majority of all available coupons in the Sunday paper. That being said, you should either subscribe or commit to purchasing one (or more) when they are available. SAVE THE COUPON INSERTS!!! Do not throw them away!! The coupon mom will tell you which coupon circular to use and when.

Other sources of coupons are the Internet (,, manufacturer websites), in-store displays, snail mail, and in-package coupons. Know your coupons so that when you research the weekly ads, you’ll recognize items for which you have a coupon. (Coupon Mom references the coupons from the newspaper only.)

If you notice that there is a particular coupon that is of interest to you in the newspaper, BUY MORE NEWSPAPERS! More newspapers = more coupons!

Stock up on stuff only when it is on sale AND you have coupons. Don’t use your coupons just because you have them. Be patient and wait for that sale!

Double-check to make sure you’re shopping at the store with the lowest priced items. Or you can split up the shopping list and visit different stores if the price difference is big enough. Also, know your store's double-coupon policy, price matching policy, and competitor's coupons policies.

My Mantra: “Just because it’s on sale, doesn’t mean you have to buy it!” (Easier said than done – I’m still working on this one. )

You will notice an immediate difference in your wallet!!

Post your comments and let me know how much you’re saving. Take a look at the bottom of my last Publix receipt. I spent $16, but I SAVED $34!! That means I purchased $50 worth of stuff for $16!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Here's How You Can Help

By donating your old/used coupon circulars from the Sunday paper, you can help New Bethesda Christian Ministries to build our food pantry to feed the hungry at a fraction of the cost. Send us an e-mail and we will make arrangements.

(If you live in the Metro Atlanta area and want to establish a Coupon Trading Circle, e-mail me. We can help each other cut our own grocery bills in half!)

If you do not have coupons but would still like to help the ministry via monetary contribution, click the green link on the right for "The Revolution Money Exchange". It is a relatively new company that is competing with PayPal and for now they are not charging (unlike PayPal) to send or receive funds. Anyone who sells stuff on ebay should consider signing up so you can avoid the charge for getting paid!

Soon to come: My secret to saving BIG at the grocery store...

Welcome to "All For Goodness Sake"

Thank you for visiting my new blog. I am so excited to be able to share with you and to create a community where we can share with each other. This blog is dedicated to helping others. If you are a helper, we need your input - if you're one of the "others", let us know so we can help out!

I have recently "discovered" the joy of "couponing" - that is, seeking out coupons and using them at just the right time and at just the right store so that I get a REALLY good deal. It's an awesome feeling to purchase $150 worth of groceries for only $60. Sound too good to be true? That's exactly what I did last week at Publix.

If you're interested in learning how I did it, stick around. Check back here often as I will be posting information about really good sales, coupons and freebies at our neighborhood stores.

More rewarding than the thrill of couponing is the thrill of being able to use our coupons to provide food for the hungry for very little money! Stay tuned for how you can help us "Cut Out Hunger" in our community.