Friday, January 15, 2010

New Safeway Coupon Book: Manufacturer Coupons(for my friend Jill- a new couponer!)

Check your local, Safeway, Vons, Dominicks, Genuardis, Randalls, Tom Thunm, Pavilions or Carrs for this awesome coupon book!

Posted by The Krazy Coupon Lady(Thanks!):
I found a huge stack of these little coupon books (about 4″ square)  in the shampoo aisle at my Safeway yesterday.  They are packed with high value manufacturer coupons, many of which do not have size restrictions!
$2.00/1 – Johnsons & Johnsons Product, any, expires 2/28 No size restrictions!
$1.00/1 – Neosporin or Bandaid product, expires 2/28
No size restrictions!
$1.00/1 – Selsun Blue, any, expires 4/1 No size restrictions!
$1.00/1 – Act 18 oz, expires 4/1
$1.00/1 – L’Oreal Preference Hair Color, expires 1/31
$2.00/1 – Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers, expires 2/28
$1.00/1 – Huggies wipes, any, expires 2/28 No size restrictions!
$1.00/1 – Neutrogena Product, excludes cosmetics, suncare & trial size, expires 3/31
$1.00/1 – Lubriderm product, 1.75 oz+, expires 3/31
$1.50/1 – Sucrets, expires 3/31 No size restrictions!
$2.00/1 – Bayer Aspirin, 50 ct+, expires 2/28
$4.00/2 – Tylenol, Pepcid, Children’s Motrin, children’s tylenol, mylanta, imodium, motrin IB, St Joseph Aspirin, Tylenol Cold, Sudafed PE, Benadryl, Chidren’s Benadryl, Zyrtec, or Children’s Zyrtec, excludes trial sizes, expires 3/31
$0.50/1 – Scott Naturals or Cottonell Fresh Flushable Wipes tub or refill, expires 3/31
$2.00/1 – Oscillococcinum, 6 doses, expires 12/31/10
$1.00/1 – Bic Comfort 3, Advance 4, Soleil 3-4 pack, expires 1/31
$1.50/2 – Reach Floss and/or reach toothbrush and/or Listerine Antiseptic 1L+, expires 3/1
$0.50/1 – Dove Anti-perspirant/Deodorant, any, expires 3/30 No size restrictions!
$0.50/1 – Dove Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Aid, expires 3/30 No size restrictions!
$0.50/1 – Dove Body Wash, expires 3/30 No size restrictions!
$1.00/1 – Dove Men+Care product, expires 3/30 No size restrictions!

$5 Planters Money Maker @ Walgreens!!

This coming week (starting 1/17), Walgreens has Planters Peanuts, 12 oz can on sale for $1.99.
Use the $1/2 MFR Q from 12/13 SS AND $1/1 Wags Q from Walgreens Diabetes & You magazine and Pay $.98/2.

Purchase 10 for $4.90 and send away for a $10 rebate HERE.

You'll get 10 cans for FREE plus Make $5.00 profit!!
Thanks couponsavinggame!

$1.50/1 Tide Stain Release!

Click HERE to sign up or log in to get a $1.50/1 Tide Stain Release In-Wash Boost Coupon!
Thanks Deal Finding Chick!

$1.00/1 Johnson's Soothing Vapor Bath!

Click HERE to print a coupon good for $1.00/1 Johnson's Soothing Vapor Bath! (Firefox HERE)

Walgreens Deals - 1/17-1/23!

Here are the best deals I see at Walgreens beginning Sunday, January 17th-23rd! I'll update as I find more! -
Pantene, Herbal Essences, Aussie or Head & Shoulders Shampoo/Conditioner - $5.99
Get back $2 RR WYB 1
Use $3.00/2 Pantene Coupon from 12/27 P&G
Use $2.00/2 Head & Shoulders coupon from 12/27 P&G
Use $1.00/1 Aussie or Herball Essences Coupon from 12/27 P&G
Final Price - as low as $2.99
Jergens or Curel Skin Care - $6.00 each
Get back $5 RR WYB 2
Use 2 $1.00/1 Curel Coupons from 12/6 SS
Use $3.00/2 Jergens coupon from 12/6 SS
Final Price - as low as $2 each!
Nivea Creme or Lotion - $6.99
Get back $1 RR WYB 1
Use $2.00/1 coupon from 1/3 RP
Final Price -$3.99
Get back $3 RR WYB Any 3 Maybelline Eye & Nail Products
Use $1.00/1 Mascara Coupon from 1/10 RP
Pampers Diapers or Easy Ups - $10.00 each
Get back $3 RR WYB 2
Use 2 $2.00/1 coupons from 12/6 RP or 12/27 P&G
Final Price - $6.50 a pack!
15pk. Pure American Spring Water - $1.99 w/in-ad coupon
Select Kellogg's Cereal - $1.99
Use $1.50/2 Raisin Bran Coupon from HERE
or use $1.00/2 coupon from 12/13 RP
Final Price - as low as $1.24 each!
Get back $3 RR WYB 1 Mucinex & 1 Lysol Product
*Deal Idea*
Buy 1 14ct. or 20ct. Mucinex - $9.99
Buy 1 Lysol Disinfectant Spray - $3.49
Use $1.00/1 Lysol coupon from 1/3 SS or HERE
Use $1.00/1 Mucinex coupon from 12/13 SS
Final Price - $8.48 for both
Get back $4 RR WYB 1 Theraflu Product & 1 Lipton Product
(Lipton - 40ct. Green Tea: 48ct. Decaf Tea or 100ct. Regular Tea)
*Deal Idea*
Buy 1 Theraflu - $3.99
Buy 1 Lipton - $2.99
Get back $4 RR
Use $2.00/1 Theraflu coupon from HERE
Final Price - $.49 cents each!!
Tropicana Orange Juice - $3.00 each
Get back $1 RR WYB 2
Use 2 $1.00/1 Trop50 Coupons from HERE (if included)
Final Price - $1.50 each
8pk. Austin Crackers, Cheez-Its or Keebler Snacks - $.99 cents each!
Welch's Jelly - $1.50
Use $.55/1 coupon from 1/3 SS
Final Price - $.95 cents!
Lindsay Olives - $.99 cents w/in-ad coupon
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $.49 cents each!
Van Camp's Pork & Beans - $.50 cents w/in-ad coupon
Hershey's Candy - $1.50 each
Get back $1 RR WYB 2
Final Price - $1.00 each!
12oz. Cans Planters Peanuts - $1.99 each
Quaker Rice Snacks, Lays Stax or Cracker Jack - $.99 cents each!
Lean Cuisine or Lean Pockets - $2.50 each
Get back $5 RR WYB $20 worth
*Deal Idea*
Buy 8 Lean Cuisine Meals - $2.50 each
Use 8 $1.00/1 coupons from HERE (Maufacturer Coupon w/Target Logo)
Get back $5 RR
Final Price - $.88 cents each!
Get back $10 RR WYB $20 of the following products:
Doritos, Lays, Stacy's Pita Chips, Tostitos, Tostitos Dip or Salsa, Fritos Dip - $2.50 each
12pk. Pepsi Fridgemate Cans - $3.00 each
Pepsi 2 Liter Products - $1.25 each
Gatorade - $1.00 each
*Deal Idea*
Buy 3 Tostitos Chips - $2.50 each
Buy 3 Tostitos Dips - $2.50 each
Buy 6 G2 Gatorade - $1.00 each
Use 3 $1.00 off WYB Tostitos Chips & Dip Coupon from Jan. All You Mag.
Use 3 $1.00/2 G2 Gatorade coupon from 1/10 RP
Get back $10 RR
Final Price - $.42 cents each!!
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese - $.59 cents w/in-ad coupon
Get back $10 RR WYB $30 or more of select Zyrtec products
*Deal Idea*
Buy 1 Zyrtec-D 12 Hour Tabs 24ct - $12.99
Buy 1 Zrytec 24 Hour 10MG Tabs 30ct - $18.99
Use 2 $2.00/1 Coupons from Walgreens ABC Booklet or 12/6 RP
Final Price - $8.99 each
Get back $3 RR WYB 2 or get back $6 RR WYB 3:
180ct. Citracal or 200ct. One-A-Day - $12.99
10 or 20ct. Alka-Seltzer Plus - $4.99
*Deal Idea*
Buy 3 Alka-Seltzer Plus - $4.99 each
Use 3 $1.00/1 coupons from HERE or 12/6 or 1/3 SS
Get back $6 RR
Final Price - $1.99 each!
Puffs Facial Tissue - $1.50 w/in-ad coupon
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $.50 cents!
40ct. Wet Ones - $2.00 each
Get back $1 RR WYB 2
Use 2 $1.50/1 coupons from HERE
Final Price - FREE!
4pk. Starbucks Frappuccino - $3.99 w/in-ad coupon
Campbell's Chunky Soup or Chili - $1.50 w/in-ad coupon
Use $1.50/3 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $1.00 each!
Vicks, Nyquil & Dayquil Products - $5.00 each
Get back $5 RR WYB $15 Worth
Get back $10 RR WYB $20 Worth
*Deal Idea*
Buy 4 Nyquil or Dayquil Products - $5 each
Use 4 $1.50/1 coupons from 12/27 P&G
Get back $10 RR
Final Price - $1.00 each!
30ct. Estroven Caplets - B1G1 FREE
Use 2 $3.00/1 coupons from HERE
Mar's Candy - $.39 cents each!
Schiff & Move Free Supplements - B1G1 FREE
Use 2 $2.00/1 coupons from 10/25 SS
Accu-Chek Avva Care Kit - $9.99
Send in for $9.99 rebate inside box
Final Price - FREE!
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid - $.99 cents
Use $1.00/1 Dawn Hand Renewal Coupon from Home Made Simple Booklet
Final Price - FREE!
Almay Cosmetics - B1G1 50% off!
Revlon Double Twist Mascara or ColorBurst Lip Color - $6.99
Get back $5 RR WYB 1
Use $2.00/1 coupon from 12/13 SS (expires 1/17!)
Final Price -FREE!
Revlon ColorSilk Hair Color - $1.99 w/in-ad coupon
Wet & Wild Cosmetics - B1G1 50% off!
Covergirl Lip Cosmetics - B1G1 50% off!
Blue Diamond Almonds - $3.49
On Sale B1G1 FREE!
Use $1.00/2 coupon from 11/15 SS
Final Price - $1.25 each!
I will probably do one of the makeup deals(as I am running really low on makeup), the Dawn deal if it is for a coupon I have, the Wet Ones deal, Lindsay Olives, Tropicana Orange juice(if Tropicana50 is incl. per coupon) and the Theraflu and Lipton deal! What are you planning on doing this coming week at Walgreens?

FREE Wendy's Frosties For a YEAR?!?!?

Wow! This is crazy! Some Wendy's Locations are offering a keytag good for FREE Junior Frosties for the rest of 2010 when you donate just $1.00 to the Dave Thomas Foundation!! Please note that only SOME Wendy's are offering this promotion so you will definitely want to call your local Wendy’s first to see if they are participating!
Thanks Couponing For 4!

Moneymaker Benefiber - 1/24!!!

Walgreens will be offering a great Register Reward Deal beginning January 24th on Benefiber and you might want to print the following coupons before they're gone!
*Deal Idea*
Buy 6 16ct. Benefiber Kiwi Strawberry Stick Packs - $5.00 each
Get back $10 RR WYB $30
Use 6 $2.00/1 coupons from HERE (Firefox HERE)
Use $2.00/1 Walgreens Benefiber Coupon in Diabetes & You Coupon Booklet
(will deduct $12!!)
Final Price - FREE!! Plus $4 MM!
*Deal Idea 2*
Buy 4 16ct. Benefiber Kiwi Strawberry Stick Packs - $5.00 each
Get back $5 RR WYB $20
Use 4 $2.00/1 coupons from HERE (Firefox HERE)
Use $2.00/1 Walgreens Benefiber Coupon in Diabetes & You Coupon Booklet
(will deduct $8.00!!)
Final Price - FREE! Plus $1 MM!

3 FREE Issues of Family Circle (NEW Offer)!

Yipee! A great new magazine freebie is available courtesy of! Go here to score 3 FREE issues of Family Circle magazine (May, June and July 2010)! Don’t worry, you will never receive any sort of bill in the mail and there are no strings attached!
These magazine freebies go fast, so hurry and request yours!
I just love this magazine(after ALL YOU of course)! I also love Real Simple mag!

(Thanks, MojoSavings and Hip2Save!)

CVS Weekly Ad 1/17-1/23

shoppinglist1Thanks to Jenny at Southern Savers for putting this together!

CVS is advertising their bonus days deals yet again this week. Not too much exciting other than two Pepsi deals. I tried to work a scenario idea for you using the Pepsi deals, but again I’m just not excited. I’d love for you guys to find some deals we missed though!

Want to see the Weekly Ad?

If you are new to CVS shopping read the CVS getting started guide first.
All of the “Bonus Days” Deals listed having a ongoing limit - if you have already purchased them you will not get the rewards again!

Double ECB Promotion

Get 4% Extra Care Bucks on CVS Brand items between 1/17-3/15
(will print April 1st)

3 Day Sale Sunday, Monday & Tuesday Only

  • $2 ECB wyb (2) Valentine’s M&Ms 12.6oz bag at $2.50 Limit 1
    -$1/2 M&M Candies, RP 1/10

Weekly ECB Deals

  • $6 ECB wyb Soy Joy 6 Pk $6 Limit 6 free
  • $3 ECB wyb Glade Fabric & Air Spray 22oz or Oust Air Sanitizer 10-12oz $3.99 Limit 3
    B1G1 Oust Surface & Air, SS 1/03
    (buy 2, use B1G1 make $2.01 profit!)
  • $10 ECB wyb (6) Pepsi 12 Packs for $20 Limit 2
    -$7.50 mail in Rebate wyb $20 in Pepsi products - for select states (very few in the south).
    (note: there are 3 rebates there pick the one that you want to do)
  • $10 ECB wyb $20 of Pepsico Products Limit 2
    Lays or Tostitos Chips $3.50
    -$1 off Tostitos Chips and Dip January All You Magazine
    -.55 off Tostitos Chips and Dip SS 1/17

    Stacys Pita Chips $3
    -$1 off Frito Lay Chips including Stacy’s Pita Chips printable *new link* or here
    Gatorade 32oz., Sobe 20oz, or Pepsi 2 liter $1.25
    -.50/1 Gatorade G2, RP 1/10
    True North Nuts 4.5-6oz $3
    -$1 off True North Nuts December All You Magazine or printable
    Amp, Izze or Starbucks Frappuccino 4 pks $5
  • **Deal Idea**
    (3) Stacy’s Chip $3
    (3) True North Nuts $3
    (2) Gatorade G2 $1.25
    -$5 off store coupon
    (3) -$1 off Stacy’s
    (3) -$1 off True North
    (2) -.50/1 Gatorade G2
    Total Due: $8.50
    Get Back: $10 ECB
  • $2 ECB wyb Special K Bonus 2-Pack at $7.99 Limit 1
    -$1/2 Special K Cereal, RP 1/03
  • $1 ECB wyb Gold Emblem Almonds Twin Pack $7.99 Limit 1
  • $1 ECB wyb Clorox Wipes Twin Pack $4.99 Limit 1
  • $3 ECB wyb $15 Hallmark Cards Limit 1
  • $5 ECB wyb $15 Maybelline XXL Pro Mascara or Eye Studio starting at $6.99 Limit 1
    -$1 off Maybelline Mascara, RP 1/10
  • $10 ECB wyb $35 Healthy Skin Care Products Limit 1
  • $5 ECB wyb (2) Jergens or Curel 13-21 oz at $6.99 Limit 1
    -$3/2 Jergens Moisturizer, 7.5fl.oz+, SS 12/06
    -$1 off Jergens Moisturizer,
    printable (manuf. coupon)
    -$1 off Curel Moisturizer, any 3.5oz+, SS 12/06 or
    printable (manuf. coupon)
    (buy 2, use $3/2 coupon makes it $2.99 ea)
  • $3 ECB wyb CVS Brand Moisturizing Lotion Twin Pack Limit 3
  • $5 ECB wyb $15 Dove Products Limit 1
    Dove Body Wash 19.4-24 oz $6.99
    Dove Lotion 13.5 oz $6.99
    -$1.50 off Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion, December All You
    Dove Invisible Solid Deodorant $2.50
    -$1.50/2 Dove Deodorants, printable (makes it 91¢ ea)
  • $5 ECB wyb Rogaine Regular for Women or Foam for Men Single Pack $24.99 Limit 1
    -$5 off Rogaine February All You Magazine (makes it $14.99)
  • $5 ECB wyb $20 L’Oreal Hair, starting at $6.99 Limit 2
    Healthy Look Hair Color
    -$2 off L’Oreal Hair Color RP 1/3 or printable
    EverStrong Shampoo, Conditioner, Masque, or Overnight Treatment
    -$2 off L’Oreal EverStrong Hair Care RP 1/03, 1/11
    (buy 3, use 3 coupons, makes it $3.23)
  • $1 ECB wyb Scope Outlast 1.25 L $6.79 Limit 1
    -$1 off Scope PG 12/27
  • $3 ECB wyb Muti-Pack Crest, Fixodent, Glide or Oral-B 2-4 pk , starting at $4.99 Limit 1
    -$1/2 Crest Toothpaste, PG 12/27
    -$1 off Crest Premium Toothpaste, RP 12/06
    -.75/1 Glide Floss, PG 12/27
    -$1 off Oral-B Pulsar CrossAction or Advantage or (2) Indicator Toothbrush, PG 12/27
  • $3 ECB wyb CVS Sensitive Tooth Paste Twin Pack $9.98 Limit 1
  • $2 ECB wyb Bausch & Lomb Renu Solution Twin Pack $7.99 Limit 1
    -$1 off Renu Solution, SS 12/13
    -$2 off Renu Solution
    printable (makes it $3.99)
  • $6 ECB wyb (3) Boost 6 pk at $7.99 Limit 1
    -$1.50 off Boost Nutritional Drink, SS 1/03 (makes it $4.49 ea)
  • $2 ECB wyb CVS Brand X3 Men’s or Women’s 3 Blade Sensitive Skin Disposable Razors, prices start at $9.98 Limit 1
  • $2 ECB wyb CVS Brand Pro Vitamin Shampoo and Conditioner $11.98 Limit 1
  • $2 ECB wyb CVS Cotton Swabs Twin Pack, 1000 ct total, $6.98 Limit 1
  • $3 ECB wyb Kotex Bundle Pack $10.99 Limit 1
    Pads 40-56 ct, Tampons 36 ct, Pantiliners 105-135 ct
    -$1.50/2 Kotex Tampons or Liners, SS 1/10
    -$2/2 Kotex Pads, SS 1/10
  • $2 ECB wyb CVS Soft Cloths $5.98 Limit 1
  • $3 ECB wyb CVS Oral Electrolyte $8.98 Limit 1
  • $2 ECB wyb Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel Kit or Windex, Twin Pack $6.99 Limit 1
    -$1 off Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel, SS 1/10
    -$1.50/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaning Product, SS 11/15
    -$1/2 Windex Product, SS 1/10
  • $4 ECB wyb Charmin 20 Pack $12.99 Limit 1
    -.25/1 Charmin, any size, PG 12/27
  • $1 ECB wyb Puffs 3 Pack $4.99 Limit 1
  • $2 ECB wyb Pantene Expressions or Restoratives Hair Care or Head & Shoulders $4.99 Limit 1
    -$3/2 Pantene products, PG 12/27
    -$1 off Pantene Styler, Hair Spray or Treatment, PG 12/27
    -$2/2 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner, PG 12/27
  • $2 ECB wyb Clairol Natural Instincts $5.99 Limit 1
  • $2 ECB wyb Prilosec OTC 42 ct $19.99 Limit 1
    -$3 off Prilosec OTC, PG 12/27, 1/17 (makes it $14.99)

Other Deals

  • Revlon Cosmetics B1G1
    -$2 off any Revlon Cosmetic SS 12/13 (exp 1/17)
    -$4 off Revlon Colorstay cosmetic US Weekly 12/21/09
  • Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch, Frosted Mini Wheats or Frosted Flakes B1G1
    -$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereals RP 1/10
    -$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals RP 1/10

    -$1.50/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats or Raisin Bran printable
  • BioLuxe Hair Care B1G1 at $9.99
    Mail in Rebate up to $9.99 on select bottles (makes both FREE)
  • Tums 36-150 ct $2 off (reg. $4.39)
    -$1 off any Tums product printable
  • Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers or Easy-Ups $8.88
    -$2 off Pampers Diapers or Pants, PG 12/27
  • Tide Liquid 20-32 Loads or Powder 31-40 Loads $5.97
    -$1 off Tide or Tide to Go, PG 12/27
    -.35/1 Tide PG 1/17
  • Dawn Dish Liquid 96¢
    -.25/1 Dawn, PG 12/27
    -.50/1 Dawn Plus Hand Renewal PG 1/17
  • Bounty Select-a-Size 6-pk $6.88
    -$1 off Bounty 6ct or larger, PG 12/27
  • Mentos Gum $1
    -.55/1 Mentos Gum, SS 10/11
  • Cascade Gel or Powder 45oz $2.99
    -.50/1 Cascade, PG 12/27

Scenario Ideas

  • I can’t say that there are any great deals this week, but if you have a party coming up you might as well do the Pepsi Deal. Here is a plan to give you an idea of how to decrease your out pocket.
  • I am starting this week with $10 ECB
  • Transaction #1
    (2) Oust Air Sanitizers $3.99
    (1) Soy Joy 6pk $6
    B1G1 Oust SS 1/03
    -$10 ECB
    Total Due: Nothing
    Get Back: $12 ECB
  • Transaction #2
    Buy: (2) Soy Joy 6pk $6 ea
    Use: -$12 ECB
    Total Due: Nothing
    Get Back: $12 ECB
  • Transaction #3
    (3) Stacy’s Chip $3
    (3) True North Nuts $3
    (2) Gatorade G2 $1.25
    (3) -$1 off Stacy’s
    (3) -$1 off True North
    (2) -.50/1 Gatorade G2
    -$12 ECB
    Total Due: $1.50
    Get Back: $10 ECB
  • Transaction #4
    (6) Pepsi Products 12 pks 6/$20
    -$5 off $20 printable
    -$10 ECB
    Total Due: $5
    Get Back: $10 ECB
Part of the Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble.

To Print your shopping List Larger:

1. After creating your list go to “File”, and “Print Preview”
2.  Change size from “shrink to fit” to “100%”

Johnson & Johnson Rebate: Update


Many people have emailed and called Johnson & Johnson about the $10 Mail in Rebate.  Long story short Johnson & Johnson is telling everyone who calls that the $10 rebate when you buy $30 is only being honored for those that spend $30 AFTER coupons!
There are lots of great coupons out to use on this rebate, but please make sure that you are buying enough to still end up with a $30 purchase.
Tip: They are stating that they are only looking at the total purchase of the receipt being over $30, so if you buy these as part of a grocery shopping trip with other items you will be good.
Head to Publix, get everything you need that week and get:
(2) Aveeno Hair Care $5.49
(5) Aveeno Baby Care Items $3.79
(1) Clean & Clear spot Treatment $4.19
(2) -$2.50 off Aveeno Hair SS 1/10 or printable
(5) -$2 off Aveeno Baby care SS 1/10 or printable
-$2 off Clean & Clear SS 1/10 or printable
Total = $16.67
As long as your total purchase is over $30 when you checkout you will be fine.  Why you ask?  Your receipt will show the coupons used but will not show what the coupons were for.
This was information from their call center “just make sure your total purchase including non rebate items is over $30″.

My trip back to Publix today

So I did end up going back to Publix today to pay for the beef that didn't get charged. At first the customer service lady was saying it was ok, but I just needed to pay for it. I told her that the Pam didn't ring up right either, so this is what she did.
Refunded the 2 Pam sprays $3.39 each
Charged for the Beef $8.82
Total OOP: $2.08!! My conscience is clear and I got 2 free Pam baking sprays and $2.08 Beef Roast!! I think I did great!!!

A Month's Worth of Money Saving Ideas

Day 1: Cut your restaurant tab

Can’t face your kitchen tonight? Punch up to buy a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant for just $10. (Hint: sometimes they’re even cheaper at If you’ve got kids, find local restaurant where kids eat free at

Day 2: Find the cheapest groceries

Enter your zip code at to find weekly special and coupons at supermarkets near you. Looking for something to do with ingredients on sale? Search

Day 3: Talk for less

Go to and input the details of your current plan. The site will search all available plans from four major carriers―AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile―to see if you can do better. It’ll even calculate switching fees for you.

Day 4: Learn to love the brown bag

The average person spends $6.60 on lunch away from home. Bring your midday meal just twice this week and save $13. Do it eight times this month and save $52. Hint: Buy healthy snacks at thet grocery store to toss in your purse rather than raiding the vending machine. You’ll save money and calories.

Day 5: Cool down to save cash

Lower your water heater temperature by 25 degrees, and save $50 this year―not to mention doing your bit for the planet.

Day 6: Swap your ingredients

Have you ever bought a quart of buttermilk and used only half of it? Make your own by mixing 1 cup of milk with 1 Tbsp. of vinegar and letting it stand for 10 minutes. More easy trades: instead of red wine, use pure cranberry juice. Instead of white wine, use white grape juice or apple juice. And skip the pricey fresh herbs―for every 1 Tbsp. of fresh, substitute 1 tsp. of dried.

Day 7: Have fun on a budget

For cut-rate tickets to live events check Stubhub often has good deals on tickets for sporting events; the closer you are to game day, the bigger the discounts are likely to be. Save on DVDs and CDs by renting from your local library, and cut back on premium cable channels by watching TV shows for free at and

Day 8: Save time and money when shopping online

When looking for deals online, don’t skip from site to site. Instead, enter the product name on It simultaneously searches several price comparison sites, including and P.S. Don’t always go for the new stuff. Find bargains on used items still in great shape at

Day 9: Watch out when you’re buying in bulk

Buying in small packages sometimes saves you more, especially if you have a coupon. Suppose you have a $1.50 coupon for laundry detergent. If you buy a 200-oz. bottle for $7.49 and use the coupon, that would be 3 cents per ounce. But a 100-oz. bottle for $3.99 would be 2.5 cents per ounce with the coupon. Even better: clip two coupons and buy two small bottles.

Day 10: Stockpile sale items

If you decide to make tacos because ground beef is 25 percent off this week, you could end up buying full-price tortillas and salsa. Instead, buy the beef and freeze it. Continue to collect ingredients as they go on sale, then pull together meals from your pantry.

Day 11: Find free and low-cost clinics

If you’re having trouble paying for doctor visits, consider a sliding-fee clinic, which lets you pay what you can afford. These clinics often offer a full range of medical and dental services; to find one in your area, go to Or, for common ailments, try a retail clinic such as those found in CVS. One study showed that these clinics cost 25 percent less than a physician’s office.

Day 12: Lower your health insurance costs

Insurance from your employer is usually the best deal. But if you can’t get insurance at work or you don’t have a job, shop around. Two good places to start are and Avoid sites that don’t provide instant quotes―some ask for your personal information and then sell it to insurance salespeople. Also, consider going to a broker. A good one will know which plans have the best rates and most doctors in your area, and there’s no charge for the broker’s services. To find one, go the web site of the National Association of Health Underwriters (

Day 13: Get paid to shop

If you frequently shop online, don’t forget to sign up for a rebate program such as or You’ll earn anywhere from 2 percent to 8 percent for most purchases from hundreds of participating sites.

Day 14: Pay less at the pump

Ouch! With gas prices jumping, it’s worthwhile to scout out the lowest prices. Try these web sites:,,,, and

Day 15: Reduce home heating costs

You may not be thinking about keeping your house toasty warm now, but you will in a few months, when the bills start coming in. Plan ahead. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, buy one now for every heating zone in your house. You can save $150 per year.

Day 16: Go green to save green

Trees and shrubs are great for beautifying your yard. But did you know they also shield your home from sun and wind? You could save up to 30 percent in home heating and air conditioning costs by planting some natural protection.

Day 17: Check your mortgage

If you put down less than 20 percent on your home, you’re probably paying private mortgage insurance (PMI). Find out if you’ve built up enough equity to drop it. You could save $1,000 a year.

Day 18: Shop from your pantry

Just once this week, take an inventory of what’s in your cupboard and fridge. Try planning a meal that requires no extra ingredients. You’ll not only get rid of lingering groceries, you’ll reduce your shopping list for the week.

Day 19: Take shorter showers

Showers account for two-thirds of all water-heating costs, so using less H20 saves money. A low-flow showerhead can help. Try the Evolve Roadrunner ($40;, which can save a family of three about $246 per year.

Day 20: Download coupons

In addition to clipping coupons from newspapers and magazines, check web sites for even more savings. Try, and

Day 21: Make your own cleaners

For all purpose-cleaner, mix 1 cup each of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Use it to clean counters, soap scum in the shower and toilets (don’t use it on natural stone). And try baking soda to clean bathroom surfaces, stainless steel appliances, sinks and stove tops. Lightly wet the surface, sprinkle baking soda on top, scrub with a sponge and rinse.

Day 22: Try trading

When you’re strapped for cash, swap for what you need. Peruse these sites:,,,,, You’ll not only get someone else’s treasure, you’ll declutter by trading items you no longer use.

Day 23: Watch for in-store coupons

When you’re pushing your cart down the aisles, keep an eye out for these extra ways to save: “Blinkies” are those little dispensers attached to the shelves, “peelies” are stuck to the product, and “catalinas” are dispense by the register when you check out. Collect them and file with the rest of your coupons.

Day 24: Organize on the cheap

Instead of buying boxes and bins, be creative with what you have around the house. Use jars for jewelry, paper clips and other office supplies. Ziplock bags work great for markers, brochures, and small toys such as doll clothes and action figures. Use shoe boxes for bills, photos cosmetics and recipes (make it pretty by covering with paper or fabric).

Day 25: Banish late fees―forever

Sign up for your bank’s automatic bill payment service―this works well for recurring payments in the same amount (think mortgage, student loan, car insurance). You won’t wreck your credit or rack up fees by missing due dates. And you’ll save on postage, too!

Day 26: Make dryer sheets do double duty

Cut dryer sheets in half―they work just as well. And dust your furniture with used dryer sheets.

Day 27: Spay or neuter your pet for less

Spaying or neutering is not only good for your pet, it’ll save you money (no puppies or kittens to care for!) These organizations can help you offset the cost:

Day 28: Have a blast with your kids―for free

The next time the kids are whining “I’m bored!,” try one of these no-cost solutions: Create a “slip and slide” from a large sheet of plastic, baby shampoo and the hose. Assemble carnival games from household items―a ringtoss made with a hula hoop and stuffed animals, a bowling game using empty 2-liter plastic bottles. If you have a camcorder, get the kids to shoot their own movie. Have them brainstorm on the script, collect the props and film the action. Later, gather the family with a bowl of popcorn to watch their creation.

Day 29: Look in stores, borrow for free

If you love reading, go ahead and browse in bookstores. Jot down titles that interest you and then go to your library’s web site to reserve them. Do this a few times a month and you’ll have a steady supply of books without spending a dime

Day 30: Update old clothes

A few deft touches can make last season’s outfits seem new again. Sew a ribbon along the hem of a skirt. Replace plastic buttons with “statement” buttons: think brass or fun jewels. Refresh scuffed white shoes or sneakers by painting on a little correction fluid; clean or buff the area with white shoe polish.

Day 31: Check your auto insurance

You may qualify for additional discounts if you’ve paid off a car loan or moved to a new zip code, if your commuting habits have changed, if your car has aged so much that collision coverage is no longer advisable, or if you kids have moved away. P.S. By insuring your home and car with the same company, you can cut your bill by 5 to 15 percent.

On another note to saving: Check with your auto insurance to see if they finance or refinance vehicles. My does and I just refinanced my truck! We will save $1,500 in interest alone over the next 4 years, plus our payment went down some!! Also, look into refinancing your home especially if you don't plan on moving soon and know that you have equity in your home! Look for more ways to save money and let me know so I can share!!

All You Magazine Coupons + Amazon Deal!

If you’re a newbie couponer or if you’re just look for additional ways to build up your coupon stash, then you’ll definitely want to start getting All You magazine. This magazine can be found exclusively at Walmart and you can also subscribe to it. All You is filled with money saving tips, recipes, and my favorite part–lots of great coupons… some of the coupons are even high value then the ones you’ll find online or in the newspaper!
Currently, Amazon is offering up 1 year subscription to All You magazine for ONLY $15! That’s just $1.25 per issue! Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll also score a FREE issue of the All You magazine guide to Health & Fitness! …AND magazines always ship FREE! This magazine will more then pay for itself when your first issue arrives! Why? Well, check out all the coupons in the February 2010 issue here. There’s a total of $47.13 in coupon savings!
(Thanks, Crystal!)

Extra 20% off Coach Factory Stores Coupon!

Are you going shopping this weekend? Well, you may want to head to a Coach Factory store! Currently, you can go here to print a 20% off Coach Factory Stores coupon, valid thru 1/18! Remember, you’ll be able to combine this coupon with items already reduced 25-60%– which will make for some sweet deals!
(Thanks, FreeSnatcher & Vane!)

HUGE Old Navy & Target Clearance Alert!

First, it sounds like most Target locations have discounted lots of toys 75%! This is a great time to stock up for Birthday presents and even Christmas for next year! Yes, us frugal people like to plan way in advance! Let me know what toys deals you score in the comment section, so we can all be on the lookout for those items!

Also, Old Navy is offering up an additional 50% off all clearance! Yes, an additional 50% off! Plus, you can sweeten these Old Navy clearance bargains further by heading on over to You can still snag a 10% off your entire purchase coupon. Just take the green headband off the blond girl and put it on the head of the girl with black hair (to the right)! Some readers have reported snagging items for as low as $1.50! Let me know what deals you’re able to score!

Madame Deals- Coupon Policy List

Madame deals has a tab on the top of her page for Grocery Store Policies(ie: Kroger) and Chain Store Policies(ie:Target) check out her website for more info on store policies HERE .

There are also policies at Southern Savers under Getting Started HERE, mainly just Publix. But there are other helpful points in that section.

The third place to find coupon policies are Hip2Save website Target Coupon Policy

Lastly, there are coupon policies on some of the Store own websites. Or you can email them and ask them to send you their policy! I have already made on post on this so check it out!

Coupons for Overseas Troops

Posted on Madame Deals Website under Community Service Section:

In honor of Memorial Day, we have started a community service project that will support our overseas troops. It turns out that overseas military families can use expired manufactures coupons for up to six months after the expiration date at the commissaries. So, instead of throwing away those unwanted and expired coupons, we are sending them overseas! 
Only manufactures coupons can be accepted. No Internet printable coupons can be sent.
Tips for making this a great project:

  • Cut coupons out. This will make it easier for them and less weight for shipping fees!
  • Sort coupons into two categories; food items and non-food items.
  • Place categorized coupons into Ziploc bags labeled with Food or Non-food.
  • Send only coupons that are expired by two months. It takes time for the coupons to get to where they are going!
We have decided to adopt a base through . We looked over the list of bases in need and decided to adopt U.S. Navy Sigonella, Sicily!

Here is the address:


Navy FSC

PSC 824, Box 2650

FPO AE 09627-2650

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My NEW SUPER CUTE Rainboots!!!

Ok, so I know this has absolutely nothing to do with couponing, weekly Steals or Freebies. But I just had to show you my new super cute rainboots that just arrived!! My folks bought me some rainboots for Christmas and they were to big. So I took them back to Target, but I couldn't find any in my size that I like to exchange them for so they put the money on a gift card for me. I went to and look for some more..........VIOLA!!! I found that they had my size back in stock in these super cute retro birdie rainboots! Uhhhh, I'm in love! My sister loved these too and is going to be super jealous! (but she can borrow them.....IF and only IF I can borrow her brown Blowfish boots!!)
Anyways, bring on the RAIN! I'm ready now!