December 31, 2009

fREE 17.00 coupon booklet from Congra Foods

This is an awsome coupon booklet.  Act fast before there gone just copy and paste

Eat from the Pantry Menu for the first week of January.

1-1  Eat at familys so no cooking for me.
1-2  Venison roast, mashed taters and mixed veggies
1-3 Pasta with sausage
1-4 chicken and rice bake  corn
1-5 crossant dogs and ff
1-6 hamburger pie
1-7 left overs

There it is in a nutshell our first week menu  There will be a salad added to each meal.

I used register rewards at walgreens and got milk, eggs, and bread last week so we are good on those. I think I can stay out of the stores unless there are alot of freebies this week.

Is any of my followers participating?

Happy New years

To you and your family. I hope you will have a blessed and happy New Year and have alot of extra money in your pockets from following my blog. Give my blog to a freind and feel good about heloing them save a dollar or two.

Last Day to use those coupons

That expire 12/31/09. I know I have a few good ones that need used still. So you may want to go through them and make a quick dash out the door.

December 29, 2009

Target Free Batteries

Rayovac Alkaline Batteries (2 pack) 50¢ on clearance in the dollar section

Use $1/2 from 12/6 SS or 11/8 SS

Final Cost = 2 for FREE

Coupon update 1/3

save those pennies to get some extra papers there will be 4 inserts. I love weeks like this.

New Link for homeade simple coupon book

Awsome coupons

Thanks Jill

Here is a free pregnacy journal from PreNexa

Use the link above. PreNexa is offering up a FREE PreNexa pregnancy journal for expectant moms! The journal includes tips from diet to travel and even exercise!
This is a great freebie

Eat From The Pantry Challenge January

You can read all about it over at Money Saving Moms Blog.

Here are my goals for the challenge.

Take stock in what is in my pantry and freezers.

Lower our grocery bill to 50.00 this will include milk, bread, and veggies and fruit

Make a monthly menu

Either donate the other 50.00 or use that 50.00 to get donation items for the food pantry.

I will still shop but only if the items are free or fit into the 50.00 budget

If we choose we can still go out to eat 2 times with our monthly out to eat fund.

December 28, 2009

Goals for 2010

So since this is a money saving blog, I have been doing alot of thinking and I think if I post my goals here it will help hold us accountable. We have decided to go full time with Dave Ramsey program and hopefully we will be debt free in a couple years.

Some goals for this year are to:

1. Open a Christmas club. Have 1200 saved for Christmas shopping next year.
2. Pay off my Mountaineer. We have 3 years left on the loan but it will be paid off in 2010 with Daves program.
3. Set up our emerganvy fund and have 3 month expenses in it. Will have to figure totals out.

Those are my top 3. At the end of each month I will post how we have done.

So if you would like share what your top 3 or even ome goal is.

CVS Free Ivory Soap

CVS has the three-count pack of Ivory soap for $0.99. Use the coupon for $1 off any one Ivory soap from the 12/27 P&G insert to get it free.

Great donation item if you dont use it.

Cheap Concealer at Walgreens

Walgreens has Revlon make up on sale buy one get one free this week. The new January Coupon booklet includes two coupons for Revlon Make up. One is for $3 off Revlon Cream Gloss and the other is for $3 off Revlon Age Defying Foundation or Concealer. Here’s how you can get the foundation and concealer for very cheap:

Buy two Revlon Age Defying Concealer
-$10.49 deducted by buy one get one free sale
-$4 when you use two $2/1 manufacturer coupons from 12/13 SS insert
-$6 when you use the coupon in the Januray coupon booklet (one coupon will deduct for both items)
= Pay $0.49 for two after coupons

Walgreens 13.00 moneymaker

If you still have any coupons left this is a hot hot hot deal for you. You can also order the coupons off of ebay but they are a bit steep for me. 20 coupons for 30.00 but it would be a 103.00 money maker for you.Heres the deal.

WOW! Walgreens is the place to be this week! Here’s yet another sweet moneymaking deal! Thru 1/30/2010, you can score a $5 Register Rewards when you purchase a Bayer Breeze 2 Meter and a $5 Register Reward when you purchase a Bayer Contour Meter! Plus, they are on a mega-saver sale all month long priced at just $14.99! These are also separate Register Rewards deals, so you can purchase both in the same transaction and get two $5 Register Rewards!

…AND even better, there’s an additional Register Reward available: Buy 2 participating Bayer products (other items are also included) and get a $3 Register Reward or buy 3 and get a $6 Register Reward! This can also be combined with the above Register Reward deals! Wa-hoo!

IMPORTANT: Please keep in mind that not all Bayer products are working for these Register Reward deals. The ones that are for sure reported to be working are the Breeze2 (green box) UPC: 3 0193 144001 0 and the Contour (blue box) UPC: 3 0193 715101 9!

Deal Scenario
Buy 1 Bayer contour Blood Glucose Meter (blue box) UPC: 3 0193 715101 9 $14.99
Buy 1 Bayer Breeze Meter Kit (green box) UPC: 3 0193 144001 0 $14.99
Use 2 $30/1 coupons from the 10/25RP
(Coupons will need to be adjusted down to $14.99)
Pay $0 + tax
AND then get back two $5 Register Rewards and a $3 Register Reward
Final cost FREE + a $13 moneymaker!

Thanks hip2save

I did try this and it is working.

2010 Coupon Preveiw of inserts

2010 Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule
(All Inserts)

1/3: 2 Smart Source & 2 Red Plum & General Mill
1/10: Smart Source & Red Plum
1/17: Smart Source & Red Plum & Proctor & Gamble
1/24: Smart Source & Red Plum
1/31: Smart Source & Red Plum

2/7: Smart Source
2/14: No Inserts
2/21: Smart Source & General Mills & Procter and Gamble
2/28: Smart Source & Red Plum

3/7: Smart Source, Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
3/14: Smart Source& Red Plum
3/21: Smart Source& Red Plum
3/28:2 Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble

4/4: No Inserts
4/11: Smart Source & Red Plum
4/18: Smart Source & Red Plum
4/25: Smart Source & Red Plum

5/2: Smart Source & Red Plum & P&G
5/9: Smart Source & Red Plum
5/16: 2 Smart Source & Red Plum
5/23: Smart Source & Red Plum
5/30: No Inserts

6/6: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
6/13: Smart Source
6/20: Smart Source & Red Plum
6/27: Smart Source & Red Plum

7/4: No Inserts
7/11: Smart Source & Red Plum
7/18: Smart Source
7/25: Smart Source & Red Plum

8/1: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
8/8: Smart Source & Red Plum
8/15: Smart Source & Red Plum
8/22: Smart Source & Red Plum
8/29: Smart Source & Red Plum & P&G Insert

9/5: No Inserts
9/12: Smart Source & 2 Red Plum
9/19: Smart Source & Red Plum
9/26: Smart Source & Red Plum

10/3: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
10/10: Smart Source & Red Plum
10/17: Smart Source & Red Plum
10/24: Smart Source & Red Plum
10/31: Smart Source & Red Plum

11/7: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
11/14: Smart Source & Red Plum
11/21: Smart Source & Red Plum
11/28: No Inserts

12/5: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
12/12: Smart Source & Red Plum
12/19: No Inserts
12/26: No Inserts

Thanks Bev

Meijer Deals 12/27-1/2

The following are the coupon/sales matchups that I have found for this week:

Jimmy Dean Roll Pork Sausage or Fully Cooked Patties
Sale: $2.19
MQ: $1/1 from 11/1 RP
Total: $1.19

Stouffer's Family Size Boxed Meals
Sale: $5.99
MQ: $1/1
Total: $4.99

Bagel Bites
Sale: $2
MQ: $1/1
Total: $1

Freschetta Pizza
Sale: $3.99
MQ: $1/1 from 11/1 RP
Total: $2.99

Healthy Choice Frozen Dinners
Sale: $1.99
MQ: $1/2 from 10/18 SS
MBQ: $1/5
Total: $.75 - $1.75

Kellogg's Cereals
**Includes: Frosted Mini Wheats, Corn Flakes, Special K, Raisin Bran Crunch
Sale: $2.50
MQ: various coupons @

Little Debbie Family Packs
Sale: $1.25
MQ: $.75/1 from 9/27 SS
Total: $.50

Kraft singles
Sale: 2/$4
MQ: $1/2 from 12/6 SS
Total: $1.50

I Can't Believe Its Not Butter (sticks)
Sale: $1.39
MQ: $1/1 from 11/18 RP
Total: $.39

Dannon DanActive
Sale: 2/$4
MQ: $1/1 from 12/6 SS or 11/1 SS
Total: $1

Daisy Sour Cream
Sale: 2/$3
MQ: $.50/1 from 12/13 SS or 11/15 SS
Total: $1

Chi-Chi’s Salsa or Queso
Sale: BOGO
MQ: $1/2 from 12/6 SS
Total: ??

Carnation Evaporated Milk
Sale: $.99
MQ: $.50/2 from 9/27 SS or 11/1 SS or $1/2 here
Total: $.49 each

Snyder’s Pretzels or Tortilla Chips
Sale: $1.99
MQ: $1/2 from 12/6 SS
Total:$1.49 each

Marie Callender’s or Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers
Sale: $2.50
MQ: $1/2 from 10/18 SS or $1/2 from 11/15 SS or $1/1 here
Total: $1.50 - $2

Healthy Choice Soups
Sale: $.99
MQ: $.75/2 from 10/18 SS
Total: $.49 each

Carnation Instant Breakfast: FREE Gallon Milk wyb 2
Sale: $3.99
MQ: $3/2 here or $1/1 here or $1/2 here *Target logo but a Manufacturer Coupon*
Total: $2 – $2.49

Lipton Tea Bags, To-Go or Pyramid Teas
Sale: $2.50
MQ: $.75/2 from 11/15 RP
MBQ: $1/2
Total: $2

Sargento Shredded Cheese
Sale: $2
MQ: $1/2 from 11/15 SS
Total: $1.50

Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough
Sale: $1.99
MQ: $1/1 from 11/1 SS or $1 in the November All You (exp 12/31) or $1/1 here
MBQ: $1/2
Total: $.49 each

Thanks Jill

Swag Bucks

Search & Win

This is an amazing thing to earn free gift cards from. Use it as your google search engine and earn points for your searches. I usually earn 3 to 10 points aday. With in a month or two you will have enough to get a free gift card. This year I have cashed in on 75 in gift cards and a few other prizes.

December 26, 2009

Check Check

Can you all comment on the blog now? Trying to see if the repairs have been done right.  Thanks

December 23, 2009

Walgreens RR for January

The following is a list of Register Rewards that will print at Walgreens December 27 to January 30.

Thanks iheartwags

Bayer Products, earn $3.00 RR wyb 2 or earn $6.00 RR wyb 3:

Bayer Aspirin 81MG Cherw Mint 108 count

Icy Hot Cream 3 oz

Icy Hot Patch 5 count

Icy Hot Vanishing Scent Gel 2.5 oz

Icy Hot Sleeve Large 3 count

Icy Hot Back Patch 5 count

Icy Hot No Mess Applicator 2.5 oz

Dove/Wonka Products, earn $0.50 RR wyb 1 or earn $1.00 RR wyb 2:

Dove Milk Chocolate Minis 9.5 oz

Dove Milk Chocolate w/Almonds 4.5 oz

Dove Milk Chocolate Bananas Foster 5.8 oz

Dove Choc Rose Peggable .75 oz

Willy Wonka F/Dip Crd/Cndy 12 oz

Capri Sun/Chips Ahoy, earn $2.00 RR wyb 2:

121684 Capri Sun RRN WTRS T/Frt 6.75 oz 10 ct

488704 Capri Sun Wild Cherry 6.75 oz 10 ct

Curel/Jergens, earn $5.00 RR wyb 2:

Curel Lotion Cont Comfort FF 13 oz

Curel Therapy Foot Cream 3.5 oz

Curel Anti-Itch Defense Lotion 13 oz

Jergens Lotion Ultra Healing 10 oz

Jergens Natural Lotion Hydrate 16.8 oz

Gly-Oxide Liquid Antiseptic Oral Cleanser $13.99, earn $4.00 RR

Hershey Pot of Gold Prem Asst 10 oz, earn $1.50 RR wyb 1 or earn $3.00 RR wyb 2

L'oreal Face, Lip, & Mascara products earn $5.00 RR coupon for next L'OREAL Purchase wyb $20

Lysol Spray/Mucinex, earn $3.00 rr:

Lysol Spray 12.5 oz

Optisource Vit/Mineral Chew Tablets 120 ct, earn $7.50 RR wyb 2

Pert Plus Shampoo 2N1 Medium 13.5 oz, earn $2.00 rr wyb 2

Robitussin, Dimetapp, Advil, Kleenex & Progresso, earn $3.00 RR wyb $10:

Dimetapp 4 oz

Kleenex facial tissue 80, 85, 100, or 200 sheets

Progresso Minestrone Soup 19 oz

Progresso NE Clam Chowder 18.5 oz

robitussin 4 oz $5.00

Theraflu & Lipton (tea bags 48ct) get $4.00 RR wyb both

Lipton Green Tea 3.2 oz 40 count

Lipton Tea Bags Decaf .06 oz 48 count

Lipton Tea Bags .08 oz 100 count

Theraflu NightTime Severe Cold&Cough 6s

Theraflu S/F N/T Cold & Cough 6s

Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold & Cough 6s

Theraflu Warming Liq Cld/Cgh Daytime 8.3 oz

Theraflu Warming Liq Cld/Cgh N/T 8.3 oz

Theraflu Cold & Sore Throat 6 ct

Theraflu Sinus & Cold 6 ct

Theraflu Sinus & Cold Warm Syrup 8.3 oz

Triaminic, earn $5.00 RR wyb 2/$10

Triaminic-D M/SYMP Cold 4 oz

Nasal/Sinus Spray .67 oz

NT COLD&CGH TS Grape 14s

CGH/NOSE Thnstrp Grape 14s

DT CLD&CGH TS Berry 14s

Multisymptom FVR B/GUM 4 oz

Cold&Allergy Orange 4 oz

DT Cold & Cough Cherry 4 oz

Allergy Thin Strips 14s

NT Cold & Cough Grape 4 oz

Vitamins, earn $3.00 RR wyb 2 or earn $6.00 RR wyb 3

Caltrate 600 w/Vit D 60 ct

Caltrate 600 + D tabs 120 ct

Centrum Vitamin Tabs 130 ct

Centrum Ultra Womens Tabs 100 ct

Centrum Silver Tab w/Lycopene 100 ct

Citracal Bone Density 80 ct

Citracal Bone Density Tabs 120 ct

Citracal Calc+D Heart Health Tabs 80 ct

Citracal Maximum Caplets 180 ct

One A Day Cholesterol Plus 100 ct

One A Day Energy Tab 100 ct

One A Day Cholesterol Plus 50 ct

One A Day Prenatal DHA tb30/Liquigel 30 ct

One A Day Vitacraves Gummies 50 ct

One A Day Womens Formula Tabs

Flintstone Bone Bld Gummy w/Calc 50 ct

Flintstone Complete Tabs 60 ct

Want to earn free gift cards?

Send me your email adress to and Ill send you 3 easy ways to do it and all you have to do is open your emails.

I get around 200 in gift cards this year so far.

Free Taco Fresco at Taco Bell  Use this link to print a coupon for a free Fresco Taco at Taco Bell. No purchase necessary. Coupon expires 7 days after printing.

1 insert this weekend

procter and gamble will have their insert this weekend.

December 22, 2009

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

Most likely I wont be doing much updating before the holidays, but we ready for major changes after the new year and I am hoping to help you all save alot of money for the new year.

May you be blessed with family and freinds this holiday season.

I also am throwing a little challenge out to you all which we are also doing. Go through your stockpile of freebies you have complied and make up a few bags or even just one and take it to one of the many shelters. What a blessing you will be to them.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years

December 18, 2009

Just a reminder no Coupons Sunday

There will be no coupons in this weeks paper. :( Kind of sad but a good thing for me as it gives me time to get caught up as I have been slacking and my coupons are pilled up high waiting to be clipped and filled in my binder. So save that money this week and only buy one paper for the ads.

December 14, 2009

Rite Aid Hot money maker

 Prell Shampoo It's on sale for $0.99 and qualifies for a $2 Single Check Rebate #100! Plus, you can submit for five $2 rebates--making this a $5 moneymaker!

Walmart DVDS 2.00

Walmart has Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas on DVD and Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas on DVD priced at just $5 each! Use the new $3/1  from the 12/13 RP.

**Final cost ONLY $2 per DVD!

December 12, 2009

Does anyone have questions

For me on ways to save, ways to shop at cvs and walgreens? 

CVS 12/13 a few freebies

Merry Brite holiday bows 12ct $2.99 get $2.99 ECB (limit 2)

Merry Brite holiday gift tissue Red & Green 20ct $1.99 get $1.99 ECB (limit 2)

Merry Brite Peel'n stick gift tags 32-50ct $1.99 get $1.99 ECB (limit 2)

The following deals will run all week

Advil PM 4ct $.99 get $.99 ECB (limit 1)


Bic disposable razors comfort 3 advance or Soleil 4 ct. $4.99 get $4 ECB's (limit 1)

Final price is $.99

All Laundry Detergent Original 2x or Small & Mighty 3x $3.99

Use $2/1 coupon from the 12/6 RP insert

Final price is $1.99

December 9, 2009

Meijers hot deals throug Saturday Night

Maxwell House Coffee is on sale for

$1.79 for 10-12oz can

Right now if you buy 3 cans you

get a free 5# bag of Pioneer sugar (pg. 12 of online ad)

Plus there is also a catalina deal if you buy

2-3 cans you get $1. catalina back but

if you buy 4 cans you get $4. catalina back

Plus there are many MQ available

There was one on here (I don't see it now)

or in the Kraft Foods Dec. Magazine $1/1

Here's how the deal will look

with no Coupons

4 cans Coffee @1.79 ea = $7.16

1 - 5# bag Pioneer Sugar= $2.49



-$2.49 for free sugar


pay - $7.16

get $4. catalina back


$3.16 for 4 coffee's and 1 sugar

that's only .79 cents per coffee plus free sugar!!

Be sure to buy 4 coffee's to get the catalina!

Thanks Jill
Also Hanes products.
Buy 3 get 10.00 off  I just did this deal 3 times.
kids socks will end up costing you 2.43 for 3 packs
womens end up at 9.59
womens underwear 8.33

Going to meijers tonight

to check on a couple hot deals. Will post the details if they work here. 

Old navy

Has 1.00 stockings that are really cute. These would make cute gift holders.

December 5, 2009

Restraunts that are giving gift cards or offers to you for buying a gift card

Applebee’s - Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 gift card free

Buca Di Beppo - Buy $100 gift card and get a $25 Reward Card (valid for dine in or Buca To Go from 1/1/10 to 3/31/10)

California Pizza Kitchen - Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 CPK Rewards Card free

Carrabba’s Italian restaurant - Buy $100 in gift cards, get $20 bonus card

Cheesecake Factory - Buy $25 get a free slice of cheesecake

Chick-Fil-A - Buy a $20 gift card and get a free calendar

CVS - Buy a $25 gift card and get a free $5 e-gift card

Denny’s - Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free plus a coupon book

Fazoli's - Buy a $20 gift card, get a $5 gift card free

Graeter's - Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free

IHOP - Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 off $5 coupon free

Kroger - Buy $100 in certain retailer gift cards and get $10 off your order (limit 5) Through Dec 15

Little Ceasars - Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free

Logan's Roadhouse - Buy a $20 gift card, get a $5 gift card free

Max & Erma’s - Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 gift card free

The Melting Pot - Buy $100 gift card, get 4 $25 gift certificates

Outback Steakhouse -Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 bonus card free (Bonus card valid 1/1/10 through 2/10/10)

Panera Bread – Buy a $25 gift card and get a certificate for a U-Pick-2 meal

Papa John’s - Buy a $25 gift card, get a free medium pizza

Red Robin - Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free

Romano’s Macaroni Grill - Buy a $25 Romano’s Macaroni Grill gift card and get a $5 bonus card

Smokey Bones - Buy $25 get $15 Free (when you dine in)

Steak ‘n Shake - Buy a $20 gift card, get a $5 off $5 coupon free

Subway - Buy $10 gift card and get a free cookie

Texas Roadhouse - Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 off $5 coupon free

T.G.I. Friday’s - Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 Bonus Bites gift card free

Unos - Buy $30 gift card and get a $30 coupon booklet
Thanks Bev

December 1, 2009

Walgreens Mid week Sale 12/2 - 12/5 Lots of freebies

Walgreens is starting Mid-Week sales (through Christmas):

Here are the ones for this week (starting 12/2 and ending 12/5) See the ad scan HERE (Thanks Avalon & MFH of Slick Deals)

Complete Multipurpose Solution – $7.99 get $8 RR

$1/1 RP 10/25

= Free + $1.01 moneymaker

Dentek Floss Picks 35-90 ct or Floss 55yd – $1.99 get $2 RR

$1/1 Ss 10/11

= Free + $1.01 moneymaker

Goody Ouchless Hair Accessories – $2 get $2 RR

= Free

Natrol Acai – $4 get $4 RR

= Free

Soft & Beautiful Botanicals – $5 get $5 RR

= Free

Ricola Cough Drops 19-24 ct – 99¢

50¢/1 Diabetes and You

50¢/1 Healthy Savings Booklet

= Free

Starbucks Ice Cream $2.50

$1 coupon on and Red Plum

= $1.50