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)

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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!!!
Visit and

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!