Sunday, January 31, 2010


Here's what I found in mine today(x4 since I get 4 papers)!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sample Me Saturday

Lipton 100% Natural Tea Bags- I've already used 2 of these! :-)
Lubriderm Sample-finally came from the text offer that was from back in Nov! and The Gold Bold lotion sample from Walmart Start Sampling!
Plums, the Bird's Eye/ Viola! and Pixar/UP Rebate check and Coupons from Dollar General that are Manufacturer coupons!!
Green Works Detergent sample from text offer back in November, P&G Olay rebate, Recycle Bank coupon for FREE Green Works Cleaner and the Publix Family Style Magazine with COUPONS!!

So how well was your mailbox fed this week? I love checking mine for samples and money! 

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Products Recall-New Post!!

I know I already made a post about this recall but I need to make another. I finally took the time to check all my McNeil Products and what did I find but...... I had just taken 2 Tylenol PM last night that were in one of the batches that were recalled!!

Product Description:
NDC Code #
UPC #300450176509
LOT #s
AFA177 AFA326
So PLEASE check yours IMMEDIATELY! I don't know how serious of a recall this is but I don't like to take any chances especially with medicine. The McNeil site recommends that you throw away any unused product and make sure you throw it away where your kids can't get into it! Go HERE to check if any products you have need to be thrown away because they are on the list. If they aren't on the recall a pop-up message will appear after you enter the Lot # that says "This was not recalled" and if it is on the list of recalled products it will take you to the part of the page where it shows that product/info.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Rare Borden Milk Printable Coupon

Wowza!! Rare Milk Coupon. GO HERE to the Borden Milk website to grab a printable coupon for $0.75 off of 1 gallon or 2 half gallons of Borden Milk! Click on the coupon tab at the bottom left.
Thanks, DSM Coupon Mom

Free Heluva Good! Sauce

Want Free Dip?  Simply become a fan on facebook to get a coupon for your free sauce!
(thanks Tonya & Jen!)

Denny’s Free Burger and Fries (See Post For Details)

Free Burger and Fries – From February 1st through 14th, the first 500,000 people who sign up for the new Denny’s Rewards program online will receive a FREE burger and fries available March 1st through March 7th, 2010
Link to article
Denny’s Rewards (wait until the 1st)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Walgreens Coupon Flyer 1/27-2/27

This a new printed coupon flyer you will find in most stores (or just print it).  When you see it in the store it will also be printed on copy paper, corporate sent this out via email for the stores to make copies of.
A great coupon for this weeks Huggies Deal
Huggies Baby Wipes 64 or 72 pack $1 off
-.75/1 Huggies Wipes printable
-.50/1 Huggies Wipes SS 1/17
** Deal Idea**
Buy : (10) Huggies Wipes $2.50 ea
Use: (2) .75/1 Huggies Printable
(8) -.50/1 Huggies SS 1/17
-$1 off store coupon (will take off $10)
Total Due: $9.50
Get Back: $5 RR
(if you had (10) -.75/1 go for it but that would take 5 computers to get…)
**Idea #2**
(2) Packs of Huggies Little Movers $8.99
(3) Huggies Wipes $2.50
(2) -$2 off Huggies printable
(3) -.75/1 Huggies Wipes
-$1 off Huggies store coupon (will take off $3)
Total Due: $16.23
Get Back: $5 RR
Other Coupons
Bic Soleil Razor 3 or 4 pack $1.50 off
BIC Razors are B1G1 at $6.99 this week
Burt’s Bees Skin Care $2 off
Celine Dion Sensational or Chic Fragrance 1 oz $10 off
Conair Ceramic Slim Straightener $5 off
Crystal Body Deodorant 2.25 or 4.25 oz $1 off
Dial Gold Bar Soap 3 pack 4 oz ea $1.50 off
Ecotools Skin Care or Cosmetic Case $3 off
Estroven 28 to 40 ct $1 off
Gold Bond Lotion 13 to 14 oz $1 off
Kiss, Broadway or Pink Nail Kits $1 off
Maybelline Lash Stiletto or XXL Mascara $1 off
Nature Made Women’s Multivitamins 60 or 90 ct $2 off
Nature’s Bounty Calcium Plus D or Vitamin D 100 ct $1 off
Nautica My Voyage or JLo Deseo Fragrance 1.7 oz $15 off
Oral-B Triumph or Pulsonic Power Toothbrush $2O off
Playtex Tampons Sport or Gentle Glide 16 or 18 pack $1 off
Rembrandt Toothpaste 2.6 or 3 oz $1 off
Revlon ColorStay Makeup $2 off
Skintimate Shave Gel 7 oz or Cream 6 oz $1 off
Softsoap Nutri-Serums Body Wash 15 oz $1 off
Sonicare Healthy White Rechargeable Toothbrush $25 off
Tampax Pearl Tampons 50 or 54 pack or Always Maxi Pads 36 to 48 pack $1 off
Vaseline Sheer Infusion 6.8 or 13.5 oz $2 off
Remember all of these can be used with manufacturer coupons for added savings!

2 Coupon Booklets! Refresh and Pillsbury

Pillsbury has a new $10 coupon booklet for those that are new to the Pillsbury email newsletters.  If you already get it then sign up your husband!!
You can also still sign up for the Betty Crocker $10 coupon booklet if you missed that one.
There is a new link out for Refresh Your Nest Booklets from Procter & Gamble (click on any of the coupons).  You can get two of these each time they are released so if you recently got one, you still have one more to get!!
(thanks Stephanie!)

Pampers Dry Max Sample & Prize

Starting tomorrow morning 1/29, you can get a FREE sample of new Pampers with Dry Max.
What is Dry Max?  “Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers with Dry Max are the brand’s new high performance diapers and the biggest innovation for the Pampers brand in the last 25 years.”
They are also offering a fun surprise included in radonly choosen samples…  if your sample comes with “Team USA” stamped on the diaper you will win a YEAR supply of diapers from Pampers.
These same Team USA Diapers have also been given to all the families of Olympians headed to the Winter games in Vancover!  What a cool way to support the Olympics.
Remember this is tomorrow 1/29, just giving you a heads up so you don’t miss the sample!!
Thanks Jenny @ Southern Savers!

New Long John Silver's Coupons!

Click HERE to fill in your info and you'll have access to some Long John Silver's Coupons that are valid thru January 31st!

FREE Depends Sample!

Click HERE to request a FREE Depends Underwear Sample!

FREE Nature's Select Premium Pet Food!

Click HERE to request a FREE sample of Nature's Select Premium Pet Food!
Thanks Mojo Savings!

FREE Sample of Skin Like Butter Lotion!

Click HERE then click on the email tab to request a FREE Skin Like Butter Lotion Sample!
Thanks Mojo Savings!

New Panara Bread Rewards Club!

Click HERE to learn about the new Panera Bread Rewards Program called MyPanera! Next time your there you can ask any Associate for a MyPanera Member card, then you can come back HERE to register your card! You will receive a surprise on your card upon registering!
Also, make sure to present your card each time you make a purchase and you will earn FREEBIES such as:
Special Birthday Bonus
Surprise Gifts and Special Offers
FREE Samples
Invitations to special events and more
Click HERE for more details!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

$2.06 Pull-Ups at Publix!

Wow!! Publix has smaller packs of Pull-Ups Night Time for $10.39. Here's how you can get them for just $2.06 per pack thru February 13th!
Buy 3 Pull-Ups Night Time - $10.39 each
Use 3 $2.00/1 Manufacturer coupon from 1/17 SS
Stack with 3 $3.00/1 Publix Coupon in the Little Book of Big Buys (found at Publix)
Send in for THIS $10 Gift Card Rebate
Final Price - $2.06!
This is a Awesome price for those of you with kids trying to potty train! I thankfully am done with that!!!

New McDonald's Frappe Card!

Next time your at McDonald's you may want to keep your eye out for a “How Do You Frappe?” card!! On the back of this card it says “Drinking Frappes can be rewarding"! Basically, with this card the first one you purchase is FREE and then after that you can purchase 4 and they'll give you your 5th small Frappe FREE!! Then you can eventually buy another 5 Frappes and get the 6th small Frappe FREE! This card is valid thru December 31st!!

FREE Pizza Knife!

Click HERE to request a FREE Stainless Steel Pizza Knife from! Get this FREEBIE fast before it's gone!
Thanks Mojo Savings!

Huggies Pure & Natural Free Sample Is Back!

Not sure if you need a new email addie to get the same if you have requested before:
Huggies Pure & Natural Free Sample

Colgate Healthy Habits Free Children’s Toothbrush Offer

Colgate Health Habits Program Offer
How do my children earn the kids character toothbrush when the log is complete?
Once your family completes the online log, we’ll send you an email notification that you have now qualified for your free toothbrush. Just follow the link provided in that email and complete the redemption form either online or print it and send in the mail. Your kids character toothbrush should arrive within eight to 12 weeks of your submission. Your family will receive one toothbrush per child who successfully completes the log.
What happens when we are finished with the log?
When you have completed your log and helped your children develop their healthy bedtime habits, you can play all the fun games, create a storybook, contribute to the message board and read or forward any of the helpful articles. You’ll receive your free kids character toothbrush in the mail!
Colgate Health Habits Sign Up

Monday, January 25, 2010

Kroger Steals 1/25

WOW! Kroger has some good stuff on sale if you can combine their Buy 10 participating items, Get $5 with your best coupons!!! I needed bread and sliced cheese but I did put together 1 buy 10 get $5 deal and then I found enough items to put together another deal! I think I did really well considering I bought what we will eat and enjoy instead of just looking completely at what the store would pay me to take home(like Jill Cataldo). Although I do shop that way most of the time, today was a case in which I wanted to walk out with the cheapest of the products that I needed and enjoy! So here is how I did:
Kroger Wheat Bread $1
3 Rotel $.49 each w/10 deal(FREE after my coupons)
2 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers $.88 w/10 deal
2 Oscar Myers Chicken lunchmeat $2.99 each w/10 deal ($4.98/2 after coupon)
1 Quaker Rice Cakes $.49 w/ 10 deal( FREE + $.26 MM)
4 Propel Water $.49 each w/ 10 deal ($.98/4 w/ coupon)
1 Quaker Oatmeal $1.88($.88 after coupon)
2 Quaker Chewy Granola bars $1.49 each w/10 deal ($1.98/2 after coupon)
2 Finish Gel Pacs detergent $2.99 each w/10 deal ($.98/2 after coupon)
1 Post Raisin Bran Cereal $1.99 w/10 deal (FREE after coupon)
1 Tropicana 50 Orange Juice $2.39 w/ 10 deal ($1.39 after coupon)
1 Kroger brand sliced cheese $1.88
1 Axe Shower gel $2.50 w/ 10 deal ($.50 after coupon and Kroger e-coupon)
1 Nestle Toll House Ref. Cookie dough $2.49 w/10 deal ($.94 after coupon and cellfire e-coupon)
Total OOP: $17.33
Total Saved: $42.83!!!
Fuel Points Earned:45
Can you believe if I didn't buy any of these things on sale, or with coupons I would have paid $60.16!!! No way would I ever pay that much for these purchases again!!
NOTE: You can do more than one of the buy 10 Get $5 deals! I did 2 of them(so I bought 20 items and got $10 off!)

Side Note- I don't ever calculate the E coupons into my oop expected amount so that if they don't work I'm not thrown for a loop! I like to just keep them as a surprise extra bonus savings!! I use to factor them in but now I save so much anyways that I like seeing them and being surprised about them(like the extra Axe Kroger ecoupon that worked on this transaction!!)

Oh and also check your Krogers cart clearance! Here are a few deals I found(but decided to pass up on, but you may want)-

Gillette Fusion Razor $4.69-$2 p&g coupon=$4.69(my hubby has like 4 of these, so I will wait. plus I didn't have room for it in this weeks grocery budget!)
Bayer Quick Realeas Crystals $3.25( I think there is a coupon out there for these but it might be a printable and since I am cutting down on printables I didn't have it)
Benevia $2.50
SO CHECK THE CARTS!!! I've found some great stuff for really cheap and then pair it with a coupon :-) 

Recap of my savings from Oct. 18th, 2009-Jan 2, 2010

Using the form Jill Cataldo provides on her site I kept track of my spending/savings on my groceries, over the counter meds, dog food, diapers/wipes......
Here is my breakdown:
Cummulative Value- $3,373.76 worth of product
Cummulative Savings- $2,551.74 coupons, RR and ECB's(and some sale pricing)
Cummulative Spending- $881.83 what I actually spent!!!! WOW! I could have never bought as much food, etc. that my family can use if I hadn't couponed!! Not to bad of an income!!!!!
($2,551.74 in 1 1/2 months)
So how have you done since you started couponing?
I will probably only keep track for the 1st year as it is a lot of work.

Subway: Buy 1 Sub, get 1 FREE Coupon!

Subway currently has a rare coupon available! Just go on over here and “Build a sub” to score a coupon for a FREE 6 inch sub with the purchase of a 6 inch sub and 32 oz fountain drink! You’ll receive the coupon via email. Be aware that it may go in your spam folder.
(Thanks, Melissa!)

FREE Love Letter Kit!

A great FREE way to tell your hubby/or wife that you love him/or her!

Wow! is offering up a great little freebie… perfect for Valentines Day! Just go here to score a FREE Love Letter Kit + FREE shipping! This kit includes 2 pieces of stationary and envelopes, tips and suggestions, and a folder to hold everything together!
**Allow 7-10 business days for delivery.
(Thanks, Nicole’sNickels!)

I ordered mine!! I can't wait to get it and be able to write something meaningful to my wonderful hubby!

Make Over Your Kitchen

Revive your cooking routine by giving your kitchen a face-lift. No hammers or nails needed for this makeover. By organizing your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer—and stocking them with go-to essentials—dinner can be cooked and on the table quickly and easily. Here’s what to do.

Get Organized
• Throw away anything past its expiration date and consolidate multiples of items that are half used.
• Transfer dry goods to airtight containers to prolong their shelf life.
• Label shelves so that everything has its place. Knowing where to find items makes cooking more efficient. Also, mark all foods that go in the freezer with the date.

6 Ways to Shop Smart and Eat Healthy

Shop Effectively
• Always make a grocery list and divide it into sections for produce, meat, dairy, pantry, etc. This way, you won’t waste time going back and forth between aisles.
• Check out the newspaper for sales. Make notes of specials and clip coupons for any of the items on your list. Avoid buying unnecessary products just because they are a good deal.
• Choose a time to shop that’s convenient for you and during low-volume hours when the selection will be plentiful.
• Load up on dinner essentials (see box at left). These items are versatile and can be used in many different dishes.  Think bacon and eggs are only for breakfast? How’s spaghetti carbonara sound?

Money-Saving Tips for a Frugal Meal

Prep and Plan Ahead
• After you get home from the supermarket, wash and cut up all of your produce. When veggies are already diced, stir-fry is a breeze. Having salad greens already washed will also make it easier to reach for a healthy side dish.
• Divide freezer essentials like chicken and bacon into individual servings. Time for thawing will be cut significantly and you’ll use only what you need.
• Plan your meals at the beginning of the week to eliminate the question “What’s for dinner?” each night. Make some meals multitask. If you’re preparing tomato sauce for chicken parmigiana, cook extra to pair with spaghetti and frozen vegetables for pasta primavera another day.
• Make a big pot of rice at the beginning of the week and store in the fridge. It can be used as a speedy side dish. Or combine it with soy sauce, eggs, chicken, and a few other essentials for a delicious fried-rice dinner.

5 Unexpected Food Trends

Dinner Essentials

• Balsamic vinegar
• Breadcrumbs
• Beans, canned
• Tomatoes, canned
• Onions, garlic
• Rice
• Spaghetti

• Broth
• Dijon mustard
• Eggs 
• Parmesan cheese
• Raspberry jam
• Soy sauce

• Bacon (freeze in individual portions)
• Chicken breasts
• Ginger root
• Mixed frozen vegetables

Spaghetti + eggs + Parmesan + bacon = Spaghetti Carbonara

Rice + onions + soy sauce + eggs + ginger root + chicken + veggies = Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken + breadcrumbs + tomatoes + Parmesan = Chicken Parmigiana

Veggies + broth + beans + onion + garlic + tomatoes + broken spaghetti = Hearty Vegetable Soup

Chicken + raspberry jam + broth + balsamic vinegar + garlic = Glazed Chicken Breasts

...And the Rest of the Home
by Pat George
Instead of an expensive remodel, these quick-and-easy changes for corners of your home will cheer up your space and make you smile.

Brighten a Front Door
Stuck with a dull entry? With only one quart of primer, one quart of an oil-based paint(try a warm color, like deep red), and a bottle of brass polish for the door knob, the entrance to your home will look vibrant and bright.
For an accent, fill a tall rattan planter with a fresh rosemary plant surrounded with English ivy. The herb will give off a great fragrance while adding greenery to your area. 
* Do not paint the door the same color as the surrounding trim. Choose a contrasting, bright accent color.
* Apply three coats of paint for best color and durability.
* The planter should be at least two feet high and its color should not match the door.

Give Your Bedroom a New Personality
Take advantage of January white sales. New sheets and pillowcases, a matching bed skirt to add color and hide the ugly metal bed frame, and throw pillows will give your bed a bright and cheerful new look. The wall behind the bed can also e dressed up with two king-size sheets and a wooden drapery pole. Just sew a pocket at the top and attach to the ceiling, and push a simple curtain rod through the bottom to attach at the baseboard behind the bed. The result is an easy and unexpected "head-board" at a fraction of the cost.
* Solid colors or striped sheets work best.
* Limit color scheme to two colors.
* Hang a mirror opposite a window to reflect light.

Bring Color to a Dark Bathroom
Create a decorator look by introducing bold colors like lime and aqua. Towels are on sale this month, so get a good supply. For accent pieces, think big: Try a two-foot vase filled with tall artificial green leaves--great for steamy rooms.
* Increase all light-bulb wattage.
* Stack folded towels on a shelf or in a basket for a neat, plush look.
* Buy a minimum of two towels in each size. This way, you always have one in the bathroom when the other is in the wash.

Watch CBS’s The Early Show on Wednesday, 7–9 a.m., for more home tips.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

FREE Popchips Sample for You and 3 Friends!

Wow! How cool is this! Popchips is offering up samples and the best part—you can send a Popchips sample to 3 friends of your choice! Just go on over here and fill out the addresses of the 3 people you’d like to receive a sample. That’s it!

The site was temporarily unavailable when I tried this sample, so let me know if you get it to work and add me as a friend to get the sample! Please!

FREE Garnier Samples, Special Offers & More!

Click HERE to sign up on the Garnier Nutrisse website for information on special offers, FREE samples, new products and promotions!!
Thanks Free Stuff!

FREE Kashi Sample!

Click HERE to request one of the three FREE samples from Kashi!!!
GOLEAN Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble Cereal
TLC Dark Chocolate Coconut Fruit & Grain Bar
GOLEAN Crunch! Honey Almond Flax Cereal

Sign Up For the Frito Lay Be Snack Ready Club!

Click HERE to sign up on the Frito Lay Be Snack Ready website to be the first to get FREE samples, coupons and special offers!
Thanks Mojo Savings!

If you do the Dole Rebate Deal.......

check inside the packages for coupons!! Look what I found in a few of mine!

Above is where to look to find the coupons! Inside at the top.
Here are the ones I got- 3 $1/4 packages of Dole Fruit Bowls,gels or Parfaits Exp. 9/30/10!!
1 $.75/1 any Dole All Natural Fruit Jar

So check your boxes ladies!! See what coupons you can score!! Tell me what you find or if you find any!

CVS Steals 1/24

I did 3 transactions today at Cvs to keep my OOP as low as possible. I didn't do any transactions the way that Jenny at Southern Savers had type up because I didn't want to purchase some of the items she had in the deals. So I had to make up my own deal scenario to get what products I wanted, in the cheapest way! So here is what I did:

transaction 1
Ivory 3pk soap $.99(free after coupon-but she used it on another trans. for me since I forgot it for this one!)
1 Gatorade $1.25
3 PepsiCo prod. 3 for $10
2 Stacy's chips $6/2(1 free with coupon, the other $2 after coupon!!)
1 Crest toothpaste $1.99 (FREE after coupon and ECB received)
1 Listerine w/bonus flossers $5.39 (should have been $2.39 after $3 disc. and then $1.39 after coupon)
1 Doritos $3.99
Total OOP: $9.34
Total Saved: $29.08
Earned $11 ECB's and used $15 on this transaction!
transaction 2:
1 Colgat Max White $2.50 ($1.50 after coupon-I just couldn't let it expire w/o use!)
1 Aussie Shampoo/Conditioner clearanced $1.17($.17 after coupon!!!)
1 Aveeno lotion clearanced $2.49 ($.49 after coupon!!)
3 Kleenex 2 clearance priced $.79 and 1 on sale $.99($2.07/3 after coupon=$.69 each)
1 Almay i-intense mascara $1.99( Free + MM $3 I'll explain at bottom of trans.)
1 Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99($2.99 after coupon and ECB earned)
1 Colgate Wisp  16ct $2.25 on sale($1.25 after coupon)
Total OOP:$2.18
Total Saved: $52.25!!! WOHOO!
Earned $8 ECB's and used the $11 ECB's earned on trans. 1 on this trans!
Ok, so how I got the Almay for FREE + $3 MM...well it rung up for $1.99 for some reason instead of $5.99 like the tag said, then you were suppouse to get an ECB for $4. Well I noticed no ECB printed out and so did the cashier, so she went back in and manually printed a $4 ECB out for me!!! YEAH! I love my CVS girls! So that is how I made money! She did it, not me asking for it or anything!
transaction 3
2 Always Pads 16ct and 26ct $7.99 for 1 and the other was FREE with coupon(both $5.99 after ECB earned)
1 Covergirl Powder 50% off clearanced $2.99($1.99 after coupon)
(I didn't buy the deal listed for Cover Girl on Southern Savers b/c this was a better price, but they only had 1 so that's all I could get in the color I think I will use)
2 Ester-C  BOGO FREE $10.79/2 ($.79/ 2 after coupons!!!)
Total OOP: $4.14
Total Saved:$38.38
Earned $2 ECB's to use next week!

Publix Steals 1/24

1 New York Texas Toast $1.65
1 Alexia Sweet Potato Fries $3.49(I just love sweet potato fries and they are to go with a meal I'm doing this week!!)
1 Italian Sausage $5.79
1 Skirt Steak $8.18
Bananas $1.84
2 Chi chi's salsa $4.00/2
2 Krusteaz Muffins $2.59/2
2 Newspapers doubles $4.70
4 Frank's Red Hot Sauce $1.50 each
2 Lemons $1.33
Gala Apples $2.49
Cilantro $.99
Garlic $.69
Celery $1.49
2 Musselman's Apple Sauce $1.89/2
White onions $2.99
1 Huggies Wipes $2.99
2 Sundown Fish Oil $9.98/2
4 Chobani Yogurt $1.00 each
3 Hormel Chili $1.25 each (but somehow he missed scanning 1 so I only paid for 2 :(
3 Kraft Mac n Cheese $3.57/3
1 All Small and Mighty detergent $5.99
1 Clorox bleach FREE with in ad coupon wyb All Detergent
1 Iams bag of dog food $15.99(not picture- I put it in the garage where we keep it!)
$28.88 worth of coupons
(sorry I know I'm changing the way I type up my deals but I'm trying to find the quickest and easiest way to show my savings)
Total OOP: $74.21
Total Saved: 47.22

My second transaction-
8 Dole Fruit cups 2 for $2.65
Total OOP: 6.77
Total Saved: 14.56($4 in coupons)
These are pictured in the picture at top just for simplicity! I did them separate so it is easier to send in for the rebate and not have to loose my original receipt for everything else I bought!

I went today instead of on Thursday  b/c I didn't want the penny deal this week. I deemed it not worth the effort for paper towels which I have tons!
So how did you do today shopping and getting your steals?

Delia's Jean Sale

All Jeans Buy 1 Get 1 50% off!! Reese, Bailey and Morgan Styles shown in ad!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My CVS Run 1/22

I found that I had missed a deal so I had to stop by CVS!
1 Air Wick mini spray $4.99- $4 coupon=$.99(the deal I had overlooked)
1 ThermaCare $2.49 -$2.49 ECB received from previous week raincheck promo=FREE
1 The Glade Fragrance Collection Candle $3.29- $3 cvs coupon=$.29
Total OOP: $4.42
Total Saved: $12.00
Received $3 ECB for the Therma Care (so I really did pay for it but essentially got it FREE)! So I will start this next week out with $3 ECB from Therma Care and $12 from the Soy Joy=$15 ECB!
I was going to get more Soy Joys but all 3 stores near me were all sold out and since it was a special promo they didn't expect to get anymore. :-( Sad!

Sample Me Mondays moves to Saturday

My FREE Yoplait for purchasing Dannon Activia and sending in the form. The other sample is the Power Bar Energy gel snacks with coupons!!
 The Escada perfume sample!
The Pullups (we no longer need!! but will keep just in case or to donate!)
That is all the samples I got this week! What did you get?
(Oh and I moved Sample Me Mondays to Saturday b/c well that just made more sense to do it on the last day of the week that I got mail. Instead of waiting till mondays and having to schedule my post or remember to do so! Hope you enjoy Sample Me Saturdays!!

BOGO Sales and Coupon Issues

Collin at posted this about BOGO sales and using coupons on both items or using a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale! I love it! So I thought I'd share it with you guys!

Before posting the CVS weekly deals I wanted to let you all know about an awesome email I received from reader Jewel.  She recently encountered issues with trying to use a buy one get one free coupon on a buy one get one free sale at CVS. She emailed CVS about her frustrations and this is what they emailed back:
Thank you for contacting CVS/pharmacy.  Your e-mail has reached the Customer Relations Department.  We appreciate the time you have taken to contact us with your inquiry.
In the case where a particular item is on sale for “buy one get one free” (BOGO), you are only allowed to use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon.  For instance, if Revlon lipstick is on sale for BOGO, you can use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon.  You would get both items free and pay any applicable tax.  We reserve the right to limit quantities.  If our store is running a sale for BOGO, you can use two manufacturer’s coupons for a specific dollar amount off.  For example, if Revlon lipstick is on sale at our store for BOGO, you can use two $1.00 off Revlon lipstick manufacturer coupons.
Again, thank you for contacting us.  We value your business and look forward to serving you in the future.  Have a wonderful evening!
Customer Relations
Victory, right?! I will be posting this with all the CVS Store guide info. I would suggest printing it off and keeping it with you every time you shop at CVS. This may come in handy if any issues should arise.
Also, I posted previously about my thoughts on using 2 coupons on a buy one get one free sale. I thought I’d go ahead and re-post what I stated for new readers.
Can you use two manufacturer (money off) coupons on a buy one get one free sale?
In my opinion YES! Now this is just my opinion and you don ‘t have to agree with it.
The reason I feel this way is because a stores sale has nothing to do with a manufacturer coupon. These are 2 separate ways to get a discount and when combined you can save quite a bit. As couponers, that’s what we do. We wait for a store sale and combine it with a manufacturers coupon to snag a sweet deal! With that being said, using 2 coupons on a buy one get one free sale (in my opinion) is the same as using coupons with any other in-store sale.
Some stores will also try to stop you from using a coupon on each item when they’re offering a buy one get one free sale. Most store coupon policies state that you CAN use a coupon on each item, so in my opinion them not allowing you to use both coupons is ridiculous. What some cashiers don’t realize is that either way you pay for the 2 products (cash or coupons) they’ll be getting the same amount back. They will be getting the cash right then or the coupons once they mail them in for redemption. Plus, by sending in the 2 coupons they will also be making an $0.08 handling fee on each one…hmmm… I think I’d rather choose the manufacturer coupons!
When a store is having a buy one get one free sale, it’s really more of a great advertsing tool. People think WOW! I am getting something free! Really, though, a buy one get one free sale is a 50% off sale, but actually not even as great. With a 50% off sale, you ONLY have to purchase one product. With a bogo sale, you’re forced to purchase two. This brings me to my next point. If two items were on a 50% sale you would be able to use a manufacturer coupon on each of them, so why is there such an issue with doing this on a buy one get one free sale?
A manufacturer coupon states one item per purchase. If you purchase two items you CAN use two coupons and you are purchasing two items in a buy one get one free sale. You are purchasing two at 50% off the retail price. No matter how they show up on your receipt, that is exactly what you’re doing.
When a manufacturer puts out a high value coupon for a certain product and lots of stores have sales for this product,  that means one thing– the manufacturer wants you to GO buy that product. Even if you snag the product for FREE- they still want you to try it. If you like it, then that means cash in their pockets, since you’ll probably be purchasing this item again, again, and again. That’s the whole point of putting coupons out there and having in-store sales and promotions— to get you to try products you never would have otherwise.
Well, I could probably make a few more points, but I think I’ll stop there. I’d love to hear all of your opinions on this topic? Do you agree or disagree?

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