Monday, January 11, 2010

Get $2.50 off Windex Outdoot All-In-One Starter Kit!!

Go to to print your coupon! I did!!

A Gillette razor on a couponer's budget? You'd pay less than the '50s.


 I stumbled upon this 50's commercial on Gillette razors today on The Coupon Project's Website. Back then, you could get one for the low price of... $1.29! Funny, but if you shop at Walgreens and Rite Aid, you should be able to beat that price easily enough.

How's that for reverse inflation? 

Beyond The Shaker: Free Sample of Gourmet Salt


Sign up to the Beyond the Shaker email list here and after subscribing a coupon code will pop up(in the same area that you just entered your email address(at the bottom of the Home Page). Click the tab at the top of the page called 'Salt Samples', choose your sample, enter your coupon code, and you'll receive a completely free sample of Gourmet Salt.
Thanks, Free Sample Freak!

CVS: Possible $7 Money Maker on L’Oreal Products

If your CVS store has some of the L’Oreal products on clearance, you could possibly make it into a $7 Moneymaker! See how Money Saving Mom does it here.

P & G Upcoming Insert

January 17: Don't miss $46 in coupon savings, and find great solutions for everyday challenges.

FREE Sample of Gold Bond Hand Sanitizer!

Walmart is offering up a new FREE sample! Just go on over here and click on the “Get your Sample” link  to score a FREE Sample of Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer! Allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.
(Thanks, FreeSnatcher!)

Ten Tips for Saving Money on Printing Costs

Today I'm(Utah Deal Diva) going to share with you how to save money on printing costs. We all print amazing internet coupons, but if you've even just started printing coupons, you've probably realized just how short-lived those print cartridges are!

Here are a few tips on maximizing your ink usage and lowering your out-of-pocket costs for printing supplies.

  1. Buy your cartridges online. There are several online retailers, but my favorite is DataBazaar. They offer free shipping and my normally $14+ cartridges cost me $4. They're easy to use and last long- both bonuses!
  2. Refill your print cartridges at drug stores. I know Walgreens in my area has this service. I've heard it's substantially less than buying a new cartridge. However, I know they don't offer this service for a wide variety of printers, so call ahead first.
  3. If you have to buy them at a store, go to Staples. They have moderate prices, good selection and will also take your old cartridge and give you a $3 credit on your next cartridge purchase!
  4. Print in draft. I print my coupons in color. The reasoning is because there are often watermarks on coupons that simply don't print in black & white. Many online coupons are high value and I don't want to take any chances with my coupon not being accepted! You can select "draft quality" (also called "fast quality") in the Preferences options before printing.
  5. Watch your coupon print. Most often, the coupon prints on the top, with advertisements on the bottom. After the coupon prints, push the "Cancel Print" button. The rest of the sheet comes out and you haven't wasted your ink on those ads!
  6. Don't replace your cartridge until the ink is GONE. My printer gives me a warning for a long time before the ink runs out completely. During that time, my print quality still looks very good. If I replaced the cartridge when the warning came up, I'd waste quite a bit of usable ink! Wait for the ink to be completely out before replacing it. {Each printer is different- if yours is running out of ink and the prints start to look terrible, replace the cartridge!}
  7. Stop printing photos from your printer! Sure, it's nice to have them right then, but the quality really is much better when you use an online photo service such as Shutterfly for printing.
  8. Print on scrap paper. Old homework assignments, fliers- if it has a blank side, use it to print coupons!
  9. Print on both sides of a new sheet of paper. This tip only works for single prints of coupons! When you print several from places like, don't try to print on the back side or you'll end up with a coupon on each side of the paper {and having to choose which one to use!}
  10. Take advantage of "Back to School" sales for buying paper. Right now, office retailers are having huge sales to get shoppers in for school supplies. Even if you don't have kids in school, pay attention to these sales and stock up now! 
This is a great article from Utah Deal Diva! I actually learned something!

The Rebate lowdown

This article was written up by Utah Deal Diva. Enjoy!

"If you haven't already begun taking advantage of rebates, I highly recommend it! Rebates are available all the time for a wide variety of products. The rebates I like most are "try me FREE" ones. I've gotten several items "free" by using these rebates. I say "free" in quotes because it isn't quite free, it does cost me sales tax and a postage stamp, but for the products I'm getting, it's worth it!

Here are a few tips to being successful with rebates:
  1. Analyze if it's worth the cost of a stamp + sales tax. If the item is normally .99, a rebate makes very little sense as it will cost you over half that to just mail it in!
  2. Make sure the amount of the rebate really does cover the cost. If it doesn't, again, make sure it's worth it. For example, I recently found a rebate on a bottle of shampoo priced at $6.99. The rebate said, "Maximum rebate value not to exceed $6.49." Sales tax was .46, a stamp is now .44, and the amount not covered by the rebate was .50. I'm already up to$1.40! For a bottle of shampoo, I determined it just wasn't worth it!
  3. Use coupons! Rebates are given for the line item cost and don't account for coupons used. You might be able to recoup the cost of tax and postage stamp by using a coupon with a rebate item!
  4. Read the fine print and follow the instructions. Rebates almost always have a deadline for mailing. Make sure you follow all the rules!
  5. Pay for the rebate item separately. It's easier to just mail in the small receipt and not have to worry about not having a receipt for another purchase made in the same transaction.
  6. Process and mail all of your rebates fast! I usually keep all my rebate items (rebate form & receipt) in one location and fill everything out once a week. I also keep envelopes, stamps and anything else I'd need in the same location!
  7. Keep track of your rebates. Most rebates take anywhere from 4-10 weeks to process. Write down the terms and contact info and if you haven't heard from them by the indicated date, give them a call!
  8. Take the full item amount out of your budget when you bought it and don't add it back in until you receive the rebate. For instance, one week, I bought 2 items totalling $15.98. Both have full rebates, but for now, I'm going to deduct the $16 from my $35 weekly grocery budget. In several weeks, when I get my rebate checks, I'll just cash them and put the amount back in my grocery envelope. This way, you don't account for the rebate twice, acting like it's free when you buy it, then adding it in (again) when you get the check."


Click HERE to visit their site. It looks like this site might just feature Utah deals, but they do have lists for stores that we have here in Georgia. So it may be worth your time to check them out!

Publix Green Advantage Buy 1/2-1/29

This is very late.  These are the coupon deals in the Green Advantage Buy Flyer at Publix.   Most of the good deals are in the weekly deals list this past week.  In general the Green Flyer at Publix is nice for the coupons but most of these items we can get cheaper at a Drugstore so it’s hard to get excited.

See all the current Publix Weekly Ad Deals.

shoppinglist1Store Coupons

  • All expire 1/29
  • $5/2 Aleve, Bayer Aspirin, Alka-Seltzer Plus, Citracal, Midol, One a Day, or Flintstones vitamins
    -$1 off Aleve coupon on select boxes
    -$1 any Aleve RP 10/25, 1/3
    (on sale this week! makes it 5¢ ea)
    -$2 off Midol printable (makes it 69¢ ea)
    -$1 off Alka-Seltzer Plus SS 1/3 or printable
    -$2 off Citracal SS 1/3
    or printable
    -$2 off One A Day 12 ct+ SS 1/3
  • $3 off any Adult Tylenol, St. Joseph’s or Motrin 40 ct. +
    -$1 off Tylenol Extra Strength printable
    -$1 off Tylenol printable
    -$2 off Tylenol 8 hr printable
    -$1.50 off Tylenol 8 hr printable
    -$1 off St. Josephs’s RP 12/6
    -$1 off Motrin RP 1/3
  • $2 off any Adult Tylenol Cold, Sinus, or Sudafed 18 ct.+
    -$3/2 Tylenol Cold or Sinus or Sudafed PE or Sudafed OM RP 1/3
    -$1 off
    Tylenol Cold or Sinus or Sudafed PE or Sudafed OM RP 1/3
    -$1 off Tylenol Cold printable
    -$5 off Sudafed Triple Action printable (makes it FREE)
    -$1 off Sudafed printable
    -$2 off Sudafed 12 hour printable
  • $2 off Imodium 18 ct. + or Mylanta 12-24 oz. or 24-70 ct.
    -$4/2 Imodium or Mylanta SS 1/3
    -$1 off Imodium or Mylanta SS 1/3
    -$2 off Imodium printable
  • $2 off any Zyrtec product
    -$4 off Zyrtec printable
    -$2 off Zyrtec printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • $2.50 off Band-aid product and Neosporin product
    -$1 off Band-aid SS 1/03
    -$1 off Neosporin product SS 1/03
  • $2 off Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit or (2) Red Cross First Aid items
    -$1 off Johnson’s First Aid RP 1/3
    (makes First Aid Kits and Tape Free)
  • $1 off Listerine Mouthwash or Whitening Rinse
    -$1 off Listerine Whitening Rinse RP 1/3 or printable
    -$1 off Listerine Rinse RP 10/18, 12/6
  • $5/2 Loreal Preference or Feria Haircolor
    -$2 off L’Oreal Hair Color RP 1/3 or printable
  • $3/2 Centrum or Caltrate products
    -$1 off Centrum Performance RP 1/3, 11/15
    -$2 off Centrum Kids RP 1/3
    -$3 off any Centrum RP 1/3
  • $3 off Advil 32 ct.+
    -$1 off Advil 40ct + RP 12/13
    -$2 off Advil 40ct + RP 12/13
  • $3 off Thermacare 2-3 ct.
    -$1 off Thermacare Heat Wrap printable
    -$3 off Thermacare printable
    (makes it $1)
  • $2 off Alka-seltzer 16-72 ct. or Phillips product
    -$1 off Alk-Seltzer 12ct+ printable
    -$1 off Phillips SS 1/03, 10/25
  • $6/2 Sundown Naturals Vitamins or Spiderman Gummies
    -$1 off Sundown Vitamins RP 1/3
    -$3/2 Sundown Vitamins printable
    -$2 off Sundown Vitamins Kroger home mailer
  • $5 off any Tracfone or Net 10 phone
  • $2/2 Clorox disinfecting products
    B2G1 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes printable
  • $4 off Benevia Balanced nutrition drink 4-pk
    -$5 off Benevia Drink 4 pk SS 11/15 or printable
  • $3 off any Robitussin product
    -$1 off Robitussin RP 1/3, 12/13
    -$2 off Robitussin printable
  • $2 off any Claritin 10 ct, Claritin Pediatric 4 oz syrup or Claritin Eye
    -$2 off Claritin printable
  • $2 off any Cold-Eeze 18 ct. or Kids-eeze 12ct.
    -$1 off Cold-Eeze printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • $1 off Slim-fast multi-pack bars
    -$1.40 off Slim-Fast Multipack bars or shakes RP 1/3
    -$1.25 off any Slim-Fast product January All You Magazine
  • $1 off Vaseline lotion product 6.8-24.5 oz
    -$1 off Vaseline Lotion RP 12/13
  • $1.50 off Dove body wash 24 oz
  • $5/2 any Os-Cal, Citrucel, Ecotrin, Feosol, Geritol, Tagamet, Debrox, Vivarin, Gaviscon, Phazyme, Sominex, Gly-oxide, or Contac
    -$2 off Phazyme, Vivarin, Sominex, Feosol, Debrox, Geritol or Gly-oxide RP 1/10
    -$2 off Contac Cold & Flu RP 1/10 or printable (makes it 89¢ ea)
    -$2.50 off Citrucel printable
    -$2 off Ecotrin RP 1/10 or printable
    -$3 off Feosol printable
    -$2 off Geritol printable
    -$2 off Tagamet RP 1/10 or printable
    -$2 off Debrox printable
    -$2 off Vivarin printable
    (makes it FREE)
    -$2 off Gavisco RP 1/10 or printable
    -$2 off Phazyme printable (makes it FREE)
    -$2 off Sominex printable
    -$2 off Gly-oxide printable
    (look at this weeks weekly ad to see various deals)
  • $1 off any BC 24-50 ct. or Goody’s 16-50 ct.
    -$1 off BC 18 ct+ RP 1/3
    -$1 off Goody’s 16ct RP 1/3
  • $10 off Alli Starter kit 90 ct or Refill 120 ct
    -$10 off Alli Refill 120-170ct RP 1/3
  • $10 off Nicorette, Nicoderm CQ or Commit
    -$15 off Nicorette, NicoDerm CQ, or Commit RP 1/3
  • $2 off Fiber Choice 90 ct, Tums Dual Action 25-50 ct., or Beano 60 ct.
    -$3 off Fiber Choice RP 1/3 or printable or printable
  • $3 off Abreva tube, pump, or on the go
    -$3 off Abreva SS 12/13
  • $1 off Super Poligrip or Polident product
    -$1 off Poligrip RP 1/3
    -$1 off Polident RP 1/3
  • $3 off Aquafresh white trays
    -$7 off Aquafresh Trays printable
  • $2 off Biotene product 1.5-33.8 oz

Other Deals

  • Aveeno Baby Care $3.79
    -$2 off Aveeno Baby Care printable
    $10 Johnson’s Beauty for all Ages Rebate wyb $30 or SS 1/10
  • Aveeno Hair Care $5.49
    -$2.50 off Aveeno Hair Care printable (makes it $2.99)
    $10 Johnson’s Beauty for all Ages Rebate wyb $30 or SS 1/10
  • Neutrogena Hair Care 20% off
    -$2 off Neutrogena Hair Care

Publix Yellow Advantage Buy 1/9-2/5

We have a new Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer at Publix.  These deals started yesterday and run through 2/5.  There are a good number of coupons and even a few freebies in the flyer!
To see the rest of the deals this week go here.

shoppinglist1In Ad Store Coupons

  • All coupons expire 2/5
  • $1 off Gorton’s Frozen Entrees, 6.3-11.4oz.
    -$1 off Gorton’s Grilled Items SS 1/3
    -.50/1 Gorton’s Grilled Item
    -.75/2 Gorton’s Products coupon inside select packages
  • $2 off Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes, 8-16oz.
    -$1 off Cascadian Farm
  • Free Publix Large Eggs, 1doz., wyb Hormel Microwave Bacon, 12oz.
  • $1 off Quorn Meatless and Soy-Free Chik’n Cutlets, Nuggets, or Patties, 9.7-10.6oz.
    -$1.25 off Quorn Product RP 12/13
    -$1 off Quorn Product Whole Deal Jan/Feb ‘10 (Whole Foods coupon)
  • $1/2 Breakstone’s Butter
  • $1 off Jell-O Sugar Free Gels or Pudding, 12pk.
    -$1 off Jell-o Snacks SS 1/10, 12/13
    -.60/1 Jell-o Snacks SS 1/10, 12/13
    -.50/1 Jell-o Snacks January All You Magazine
    -$1 off Jell-o Mousse Tempations printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • $1 off Publix Fresh Ground Beef, 2lb.+
  • $1 off Banquet Chicken
    B2G1 Banquet Chicken 28.8 oz+ January All You Magazine
  • .75/2 Rotel Diced Tomatoes
    -$1/2 Velveeta and Rotel “Game Day Greats” booklet
  • $1/2 Manwich
    B3G1 Manwich January All You Magazine
  • $1/2 Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees
    -$5/5 Healthy Choice Meals
    -$1/2 Healthy Choice Meals
  • $1.25/2 Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers
    -$2 off Healthy Choice Mixers SS 1/3
    -$1/2 Healthy Choice Mixers SS 1/3 or
  • $1 off PAM No-Stick Cooking Spray, 5-6oz.
    -$1/2 PAM in store dispenser
    -$2.50/2 PAM Spray printable (manuf. coupon)
    (buy PAM Olive Oil $2 ea, use 2 store coupons and printable, makes both FREE)
  • .55/1 Gatorade or G2 Multipack or 64oz.
    -.50/1 Gatorade G2 any size RP 1/3
  • 5 Free Powerade, 32oz. wyb (10) Powerade 32oz.
    B3G1 Powerade ION4 or Zero Kroger insert 12/27
    -$1/5 Powerade printable(Target store coupon)
  • $2 off Candle-lite Essential Elements candle, 14.75oz.

Manufacturer In Ad Coupons

  • $1/2 Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies, 14oz.-2lb., or Summer Sausage, 9oz. (exp 2/8)
  • $1 off Scotch Brand Tape (exp 2/5)

Deals In Ad

  • Dannon DanActive, 4pk. 3.1oz., $2.00
    -$1 off Danactive SS 1/10, 12/6, 10/4
  • Chobani Greek Yogurt, 6oz., $1.00
    -$1 off Chobani Yogurt SS 12/13
    (makes it FREE)
    B2G1 Chobani Yogurt Winn Dixie Organics Magazine or printable
  • Peet’s Coffee, 12oz., $7.99
    -$2 off Peet’s Coffee
  • Barilla Plus Pasta, 14.5oz., $1.97
    -.75/1 Barilla Plus Pasta SS 1/3
    -$1/2 Barilla Plus Pasta SS 1/3
  • Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta, 14.5oz., $1.25
    -$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste or Healthy Harvest
    -$1/2 Smart Taste Pasta
  • Success Rice, 14oz., $2.00
    -$1 off Success Rice coupon on select boxes or
    -.50/1 Success Rice RP 1/31 (future insert)
  • Kraft Bagel-fuls, 10oz., $2.00
    -$1 off Bagel-Fuls
    printable (makes it $1)
  • South Beach Living Cereal and Snack Bars, 5.88-6.15oz., $2.50
    -$1.50/2 South Beach Bars “Healthy Wallet Happier You” booklet
    -$1 off South Beach Bars printable
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Chicken Strips or Cuts, 6oz., $3.00
    -$2/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats and Kraft Cheese January Sunset Magazine
  • Contadina Tomato Paste, 6oz., $0.59
    -.75/3 Contadina products
    printable (makes it 34¢)
  • Contadina Tomato Sauce, 15oz., $0.99
    -.75/3 Contadina products
  • McCormick Black Pepper, 4oz., $2.99
    -$1/2 McCormick Spice or Herb RP 1/3
    -.75/1 McCormick Spice or Herb RP 1/3
  • McCormick Grill Mates, 2.5-3.65oz., $1.50
    -$1/2 McCormick Spice or Herb RP 1/3
    -.75/1 McCormick Spice or Herb RP 1/3
  • Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce, 12oz., $1.50
    -.50/1 Frank’s Sauce SS 12/13 or
    printable (makes it 50¢)
    -.35/1 Frank’s Sauce SS 12/13
  • Campbell’s V8 Soup, 18.3oz., $2.50
    -$1 off V8 Soup SS 1/3
    -.75/1 V8 Soup SS 1/3
    -$1/2 V8 Soup SS 11/1 (exp 1/15)
  • Mentos Gum, 15ct., $1.00
    -.55/1 Mentos Gum SS 10/11 (exp 1/31)
    (makes it 45¢)
  • Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn, 4.8-9oz., $1.00
    -.50/1 Jolly Time Popcorn SS 1/10
    -$1 off Jolly Time Popcorn December Weight Watchers Magazine
    (either coupon makes it FREE)
    Free Reuseable Bag wyb 3 Jolly Time popcorn mail in form
  • Marie’s Refrigerated Dressing, 11.5-12oz., $2.00
    -$1 off Marie’s Yogurt Dressing SS 1/3 or
    printable (makes it $1)
  • Disposer Care, 4.9oz., $2.00
  • Dishwasher Magic, 12oz., $2.00
  • Chinet Casuals Lunch Plates, 36ct., or Dessert Plates, 35ct., $2.00
  • -$1 off Chinet Plates SS 11/22 (exp 1/31) (makes it $1)
  • Chinet Dinner Napkin, 40ct., or All Occasion Napkin, 90ct., $1.50
    -$1 off Chinet Napkins SS 11/22 (exp 1/31)
    (makes it 50¢)
  • Purina Alpo Wet Dog Food, 22oz., $1.00
    B1G1 Alpo Dog Food

More Publix Deals

If you need even more deals to grab at Publix (on top of the Free deals in the new yellow advantage buy flyer).

Cascadian Farm Frozen Potatoes $2.00
-$2/3 Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Fruit, Vegetables or Potatoes 8-16 oz. Yellow Advantage Buy
-$1 off Cascadian Farm Product printable (sent via email)
Free Reusable bag wyb 2 Cascadian Farms products found on some packages
(buy 3, use (3) $1 off and $2/3 store coupon makes it 33 cents ea)
Gatorade G2 64oz., B1G1 at $2
-.55/1 Gatorade 64 oz Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-.50/1 off Gatorade G2 any size, RP 1/3, 1/10 (regional)
(makes it FREE plus overage)
Al Fresco All Natural Chicken Sausage B1G1 at $4.99 (in store special)
-$1 off Al Fresco Sausage printable (makes it $1.49)
Lance Crackers $2
-$1 off Lance Crackers printable
Emerald Nuts 10-11 oz., B1G1 at $5.79
-$1 off any Emerald Nut printable (makes it $1.89)

Ken’s Steak House Dressing, 7 -16 oz., B1G1 at $3.29
-$1/2 Ken’s Dressings RP 1/10 (makes it $1.14 ea)

Kroger Unadvertised Deals 1/10

For some reason Kroger likes to waste ink on many deals that aren’t good prices and then makes you hunt for the things that are.  It’s a long list this week, with numerous closeout (c/o) deals.


  • Presidents Brie Log B1G1 at $5.99
  • ButterBall Sliced Chicken Breast Lunch Meat B1G1 at $3.99
    -$1/2 Butterball Lunchmeat SS 1/10
  • Kashi GoLean Cereals or TLC Bars $2.99
    -$1 off Kashi TLC Granola Bars Surprise Your Tastebuds Booklet
    -$1 off Kashi Cereal Surprise Your Tastebuds Booklet
    -$1.50 off Kashi Cereal or TLC Snacks printable
  • SoyJoy Apple Walmnut or Peanut Chocolate Chip c/o .59 ea
    $2/10 SoyJoy single bars SS 1/3
  • Knudsen Sparkling Juices $1.79 (reg. $3.99)
  • Bear Naked Cereal $3.99
    -$1 off Bear Naked Product printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • Kroger English Muffins $1
  • Kroger Fruit Snacks $1
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Rolls up Tie Die c/o $1.88
    Buy 3, get $1.50 off your next purchase , buy 4 get $2.50 or buy 5 get $3.50
    -.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
    -.40/1 betty Crocker Fruit Shapes Cellfire eCoupon
    -.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
    Cellfire eCoupon
  • Thomas English Muffins B1G1 at $2.99
  • Barilla Plus Pasta $1.79
    -.75/1 Barilla Plus Pasta SS 1/3
    -$1/2 Barilla Plus Pasta SS 1/3
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal $1.88
    -$1 off Quaker Oatmeal printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • Wonka Gummies $1
    -$1 off Wonka Gummies printable (makes it FREE)
  • Healthy Choice Meals $1.99 (reg. price)
    -$5/5 Healthy Choice Meals printable
    -$1/2 Healthy Choice Meals
    -$5/5 Healthy Choice Meals Kroger eCoupon
    (buy 5 use eCoupon and paper coupon make them FREE)

Personal Care

  • Blistex Medicated Lip Balm $1.09
    -.25/1 Blistex SS 11/15
    -$1/2 Blistex SS 12/13
  • Chapstick $1
    -$1/2 Chapstick RP 12/13
  • L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick c/o $3.69
    -$1 off L’Oreal Lip Product RP 11/8 or printable
  • L’Oreal Nail Polish c/o $1.50
  • CoverGirl Foundation c/o $2.49-$3.38
  • CoverGirl Powder c/o $2.49
  • Disney Character Bubble Bath c/o $1.79
  • Balmex Diaper Rash Cream 16 oz c/o $7.79 (reg. $12.99)
    -$1 off Balmex printable
  • Aveeno Baby Care Products $3.99
    -$2 off Aveeno Baby Care printable
    $10 Johnson’s Beauty for all Ages Rebate wyb $30 or SS 1/10


  • Renuzit Crystal Elements Emerald Rain Forest c/o $3.49
    -$1 off Renuzit Crystal Elements printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • Bic Cristal Pens 10 ct $1
    -.50/1 BIC Mechanical pencils printable (makes it FREE)
  • Command Hooks $1.78
    -$1 off Command Strips or Hooks
    printables (makes it 78¢)
  • GE Soft White Light Bulbs 4 pk $1.50
    -$1.50 off GE Lights printable (manuf. coupon) (makes it FREE)

Publix: Things to Print Now!!

This next weeks Publix ad is a great ad with a few freebies.  Because these freebies are all from printable coupons here is your advanced warning to print them NOW!  All printable coupons have print limits and whether you printed yours or not, when the maximum limit is set, the coupon is gone.
These are deals that will start in the next weekly ad, Wednesday or Thursday depending on your area.
Scotties Tissues
-$1 off Scotties printable (makes it FREE)
GE Soft White Light Bulbs
-$1.50 off GE Lights printable (manuf. coupon) (makes it FREE plus overage)
Halls Cough Drops 30 ct.
-.50/1 Halls Cough Drops printable (makes it FREE plus overage)
Dentek Flossers
-$1 off Dentek Flossers printable (makes it FREE)
Green Giant Boxed Vegetables
-.50/2 Green Giant Vegetables printable or printable (makes it 50¢)
Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce
-.50/2 Hunt’s Pasta Sauce printable (manuf. coupon) (makes it 50¢)
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
-.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks printable or printable (makes it 86¢)
-$1/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks printable

Power Shopping!

I'm sure many of you noticed the cool article on the front page of the newspaper this morning, Power Shopping. It was all about couponing and how much money it can save you. How neat is that?! Never mind the myriad of crises going on overseas, the NBA playoffs or anything else- let's put couponing on the front page! I might sound like I'm being sarcastic, and yeah, I am a little bit but I still think it's cool. Saving money has all of a sudden gotten very popular. Utah in particular is enamoured by the idea- 4% of shoppers in Utah use coupons, which puts us as one of the nation's leaders!

I encourage you to read the full article here. It goes over different methods of couponing, and, take away what you want, but I think the big message here is that it doesn't really matter how you do it, just using even a few coupons combined with a sale each month will save you a lot of money! Find your own method- try different things out and see what works best for you.

Today's Freebies 1/11


Free Uni-ball Super Ink Pen!! (With special Ink to help prevent check fraud!!)
Free Recipe box with index card from Wearever (thanks Pink Coupon Cafe!)
Free Breath Right Nasal Strips (2ct.) (thanks Brandie!)
Sample of Purex 3-in-1 Detergent (thanks Laurie!)
Free Celestial Seasonings Green Tea - take short quiz
$1.50 off o.b. Tampons printable
$1 off Quaker Oatmeal printable (IE) or printable (FF)

Best Price Lists

There are two great places to find what the "Buy" prices of frequently purchased items. You can keep your own list, use these that I've listed or do a combo method like I do. I have the list from Southern Savers printed out and with me in my binder, but I also have started my own list of price tracking on items I would like to try or am interested in knowing what the lowest price is. I don't keep track of every single item I buy, but just a few! Hope this helps you figure out the best steal of a deal price!!
Southern Saver- Click HERE
Pinching Your Pennies- Click HERE

Freezing Food: A Few Tips

A great article put together by Utah Deal Diva:

Every time I post a picture of my freezer contents, I get a flood of emails and comments asking about certain foods that can or cannot be frozen. So I thought I'd give a list of items that freeze well, as well as some tips on freezing food.

As a disclaimer, most anything can be frozen. However, the texture and consistency often change, so I've tried to be specific and list foods that I choose to freeze, or not to freeze.

Items I Freeze:
  • Milk: No need to open or empty out any, when frozen, the circles on the side pop out to allow for expansion! I normally allow for a full day in an empty sink for a gallon to defrost. We are avid milk drinkers and can't even taste a difference in the milk that has been frozen! I'll often buy 3-4 gallons and freeze two. We still use them all before the "Best Buy" date, but the frozen milk taste fresher than if we had just kept it in the fridge for 10 days.
  • Butter
  • Bread & rolls {I don't freeze homemade items often as they dry out too much. Sweet breads are the exception, as they freeze beautifully for a few months.}
  • Bread or pizza dough
  • Just about any meat, except meat in a can {once it's out of the can, it can be frozen though, if you want to!}
  • Grilled chicken: cook it just under done, then steam to reheat! We love being able to enjoy grilled chicken when it's snowing outside!
  • Most vegetables: Broccoli, green beans, peas, carrots, cauliflower, spinach, corn, whole tomatoes {Most vegetables must be blanched first.}
  • Most fruits: berries, apples, bananas, grapes {fruits will soften after defrosting, so I use them for baked goods or smoothies afterwards.}
  • Shredded cheese
  • Cottage cheese {to be used in cooking afterwards}
  • Celery & onions- cut up and used later on for soups
  • Grains: everything from flour to rice can be preserved longer by freezing
  • Sauces, including cream sauces, like homemade Alfredo. You'll just need to whisk them a bit when heating up and they're fantastic!
  • Cooked rice or pasta: Both defrost better if only cooked al dente.
  • Cookie dough, rolled into a ball
  • Baked cookies, cakes, pies
  • Nuts: I freeze or refrigerate all of my packaged nuts!
Items that I Do Not Freeze:
  • Block or sliced cheese {Cheese gets soft after freezing. Block cheese gets too hard to work with and sliced just crumbles.}
  • Yogurt {unless you just plan on adding it to recipes or smoothies}
  • Fruit or vegetables with a high water content, such as lettuce, melons, zucchini, cucumber,
  • Tub margarine: there's really no need to as it will be just fine in the fridge for months.
  • Eggs: you actually can't freeze eggs, but once again, they last several weeks in the fridge. Sometimes I age eggs on purpose for a couple weeks, then hard boil them, as they peel easier!
  • Cooked potatoes. I've tried several different varieties. They just change in texture too much for them to be palatable afterwards!
  • Homemade pancakes & waffles: They dry out so much I found we were drowning them in syrup & butter afterwards, so I stopped freezing them.
A few tips on freezing:
  • Analyze how quickly your family will use frozen items, then package accordingly. I own a food saver, but don't use it very often as the bags are expensive and we eat the food within such a short time that it's not worth it! For most meats, I first wrap them in the freezer Press 'N Seal wrap, then foil. Freezer paper also works well. For items we plan on using quickly, I just put them in a ziplock bag.
  • Freeze diced fruits and vegetables flat on a tray first, like this. Once they're frozen, they can then be placed in a large ziplock bag, where you can take out individual servings.
  • Foods should be slightly undercooked if they are to be reheated when thawed.
  • Plan on using frozen fruits & veggies within 3-6 months, and meat within a year.
For more info on freezing food, go here , here and here.

FREE Slim-Fast Snack Bar!

Sam's club is offering up a new sample! The great news is, you don't have to be a Sam's Club member to receive it! Go here and click on the “Get a Sample Now” link to get a FREE Slim-Fast Snack Bar.
Thanks CommonSenseWithMoney!

Free Sample Teekanne Tea!

Teekanne is offering a FREE sample of herbal wellness tea to any consumer who joins the Teekanne “Wellness Community.” It's easy! all you have to do is go here and enter promotional code: WELLNESS to receive your free sample.

Free Breathe Right Strips Sample!

You can go here and fill out a short form to receive two free samples of Breathe Right Extra! Thanks Rebekah!

New Electronic Coupons, save over $35

 Load your new coupons today and save! There are a few that line up really nicely with the sales at Kroger this week. So load before you go, or you'll be kicking yourself like I am!!!


FREE Bagel for Einstein Bagels Facebook Fans!

Here’s yet another Facebook freebie! Currently, when you become a fan of Einstein Bagels on Facebook, you’ll immediately score a printable coupon for a FREE Bagel!
I hope most of you are able to take advantage of all these food freebies! I know I am! :)
(Thanks, MojoSavings!)

Fruit Simple

To find Coupons, Promotions, Giveaways, and fun kid crafts and recipes- CLICK HERE
For right now it seems there aren't any stores in Gwinnett, but there are some in Rockdale, Newton, Henry, Clayton, Fulton and a few others nearby.

5 Easy, Low-Fat Cooking Methods and Recipes

Click HERE to find a good article on ways to cook your food in low-fat methods.

"Sample Me Mondays"

I think I will start posting all my samples received from the previous week in one post on Mondays! So here is what I got last week:
Turkey Hill Calendar with coupons
New Sauve Rosemary & Mint Shampoo(as compared to Aveda) a normal sized bottle at that too!!! :-)

Moneymaker Olay Products!

Walmart is currently offering Olay Regenerist Facial Cleaning Cloths for just $6.49 and Olay Regenerist Cleansing Wash for as low as $5.99! You can use 2 $1.00/1 coupons from the 12/27 P&G then send in for THIS $15 Regenerist Rebate to turn it into a Moneymaker!!!
Thanks Money Saving Madness!! 
YMMV(Your Mileage May Vary so check prices at your local store)

FREE DVD Rental at Redbox!

Thru January 11th, you can get a FREE Rental at your local Redbox Location with the code RBXLUV10!

CVS 1/10-Trip 2 (Trip 1 on 1/9/10)

Transaction 1
4 Benefiber Orange Tablets $6.49 each ($4.49 each after coupons)
1 Coke $1.49($.99 after coupon)
1 Viologie Shampoo $2.50($.50 after coupon)
1 Fruitopia Shampoo $2.50 ($.50 after coupon)
1 CVS Cleaning Cloth 34ct $3.99($.49 after coupon+earned ECB)
Total OOP:$8.15(totally the Benefiber balance)
Total Saved: $31.98($29.50 in coupons and ECB)
ECB's earned $11.50($10 for Benefiber, $1.50 for CVS Cleaning Cloths)

Transaction 2:
2 Axe Body Wash $5.00 each ($4.50 for both after coupons and ECB's earned)
1 Glade Fabric Spray $3.99($.99 after ECB's earned)
1 Cottonelle Combo pack $5.98($.98 after coupon and ECB's earned)
1 Soy Joy 6ct box $6.00( FREE after ECB's earned)
Total OOP: 10.49
Total Saved: $19.87 ($17 in coupons and ECB's)

Transaction 3
1 Cottonelle Wipes Combo pack $5.98($2.48 after coupon and ECB's earned)
1 Soy Joy 6ct $6( FREE after ECB's earned)
1 Glade Fabric Spray $3.99($.99 after ECB's earned)
Total OOP: $1.35
Total Saved: $16.99($15.50 in coupons and ECB's)

Transaction 4:
2 Soy Joy $6(FREE after ECB's earned)
Total OOP: $.36(used ECB's to pay the rest this is just the tax!!)
Total Saved: $14.98($12 in ECB's)

So all in all a GREAT Day at the 24hour CVS on hwy 78 in Loganville(near Old Town Loganville on the corner)! I think I might head back tomorrow to buy 2 more Soy Joy and roll my ECB's and still have 12 ECB's from the 2 I might buy left over!!
FYI: My receipt shows that I did 4 of the Soy Joy deals and the ad says limit 3, so I am thinking you can do the 6 deals I heard rumored being possible to do!!
 There is also a limit of 1 Cottonelle deal in ad, but I did 3 deals! So you may want to see if it works for you too!

Kroger 1/10- 2nd Run for this weeks steals!!

Ok, so here are my STEALS for this week. So I went a little over the budget, but the chicken was a MUST stock up price and I just couldn't pass it up! I bought a lot today so I am just going to list all the steals and then coupons(not put them together like I normally do). Well ok, kind of together but that is just because I can remember what coupons I used. What I meant is that I'm not going to write it up, like I normally do. :-)
3 Birds Eye Steamfresh Veg. $1(FREE after coupon)
5 Different Dannon Yogurts (all $.88 ea after coupon)
1 Purex Oasis $4.49 close out clearance ($3.49 after coupon)
4 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $1(2 free after cooupons or $.50each)
1 Lysol Spray $2.49 close out clearance ($1.49 after coupon)
2 V8 Juices $2.49 each ($1.49 each after coupon) These are one of my FAVORITE JUICES!!
Bananas $1.25(made banana bread plus have some still to eat...and by the way the bread is DEEELISH!)
2 Halls Cough Drops $1.00(both FREE after coupon- so if you get a cough & need cough drops I think I already have like 5-6 bags of FREE one or under $1) Hee hee!
3 Rice Roni $.74 close out clearance ($1.22/3 or $.41 each after coupon)
2 Cliff Mojo bars $.79 clearance in the back of store in shopping carts (Kroger by our church)
1 Betty Crocker orange icing small tube $.99 clearance
1 Kroger Yellow Rice small bag $.29 clearance in cart
1 Kroger Whole Wheat Bread $1.39
2 Jiff Corn Bread Mix $.43 each(great to make quick dinners with, like I did tonight-chili covered with cornbread! YUMMY!)
2 Hormel Chili Cans $1.35 each(I used these to make chili dinner plus added meat, more beans and cheese)
1 ProHealth Clean Mint Toothpaste $1.79 clearance in cart($.79 after coupon!!)
2 Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix $1.00 each( $1 for both)
4 Tyson Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast $1.69lb!!=$12.33 for all 4 packages WOHOOO! A MUST STOCK UP BUY!(It was advertised at $1.99lb which according to Southern Savers "Buy" price list is good, so when I saw that it was $1.69lb. I was ecstatic and stocked up! I may even go back for more.....I don't know yet!
3 Perdue Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.69lb!!!!! = $7.40 for all 3 packages
2 Ground Beef $2.99lb=$7.54 for 2 packages(I used 1 tonight to add to chili dinner)
5 Chef Boyardee Ravioli canned $1.00each=$5($4 for 5 after coupon-Ron likes these)
1 Cleanse Body Wash Lavender Vanilla Snow $2.00 clearance in cart (reg. $9.99-WHAT???)
4 Glaceau Water 1L $1.00 each ($2.90/4 or $.73 each-it was a Kroger-man. coupon)
1 Starkist Tuna Pouch $1.00( FREE after coupon- to bad I only had 1 of these coupons)
3 Campbells Cream of Soups $1 each(she didn't charge me for one by accid. and I didn't notice until just now, but I came home with all 3- used $.25/3 coupon=$1.50/3 due to 1 being not rung up!
4 Hunt's Tomato Sauce $1 each($3/4 after coupon)
1 Christmas Sticker pack $.50 clearance in cart
Total OOP: $71.45
Total Saved:$74.46!! Woohoo!!
Fuel Points Earned 99

*HOT* Milk Instant Win Game + Coupon!

Yay! I have a *HOT* new instant win game to tell you all about! Head on over here to enter to win FREE milk for a year (wouldn’t that be nice!) and just for entering you’ll be able to print a coupon valid for a FREE half gallon of chocolate milk when you purchase 2 gallons! You’ll see this coupon offer advertised in the bottom left hand side after you find out if you’ve won or not. These coupon are only valid for the 1st 125,000 to enter, so hurry and snag yours!
As you may know, milk coupons are very RARE, so I always get very excited when they’re available! AND, who knows? Maybe a Bloodsweatandsteals reader will win FREE milk for a year! Good Luck!
(Thanks, BargainBlessings!)