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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

FREE SCOOP DAY @ Ben&Jerry's

$1.00 Baskin Robbins Coupon

Take an online survey and tell Baskin Robbins about your last visit. 
Then get a $1.00 OFF coupon for your next purchase of $4.49 or more.
Go here to complete survey.

Baskin Robbins $.31 Scoop Night!

WHEN: Wed. April 29th 5-10pm
Make sure to CALL your local 31 Flavors and ask if they are participating in this promotion!

Go to Here for more details!

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Target Deals 3/29-4/4

Got to Attention Target Shoppers for her list of this weeks Target coupon match-ups.

Go HERE for a list of Target Deals posted on the same Attention Target Shoppers Blog.

Walgreens 3/29-4/4


Quaker Chewy Granola Bars: 2/$5 +3 RegisterRewards!
-$1.00/2 coupon from insert (not sure when sorry!)
Final Price: 2/$4 +$2RR (makes it 2/$2 or $1.00 each!)

Cereal 2 for $5. ( Buy 2 get $2 Register Reward back)
Quaker Life or Cap N Crunch Cereal 2 for $5
use a $1/2 from 1/4 Red Plum (exp 3/31)
Or $1 printable HERE (Life)
A $2 Register Reward will print after you pay
Final Price: $.50-$1.00 each
(Deal from A Thrifty Mom)

Tropicana OJ: 2/$6
-$1/1 coupon
Final Price $2 each
(not sure if you HAVE to buy 2 to get the sale price. I only have 1 coupon so I hope not! I will find out tonight though and let you know!)

Dawn Dish Soap: $.99
-Coupon in Walgreens weekly ad. Limit 3/coupon. 
(If you have a MF Q it makes this a better deal possibly even free depending on Q you might have!)

Kleenex Tissue: B1/G1 Free
-coupon in Wags weekly ad.

SoftSoap Body Wash: $3.99 *Buy 1 get a coupon for FREE BodyWash your next transaction!
-$1.00/1 coupon in Sunday's inserts
Final Price: $2.99 + get a coupon for a FREE BodyWash your next transaction. Make sure you do separate transactions to take advantage of the FREE printable coupon!
(I'm going later today to try this so I'll let you know how it goes!)

Colgate ToothPaste: B1/G1 Free $2.99
-$1.00 coupon (not sure which insert)
Final Price: $1.99/2

Dove Deodorant: 2/$5
-$1/1 coupon (again, not sure which insert...)
Final Price: $1.25ea

Hotwheels Cars: B1/G1 FREE
-I have two little boys, so this is an awesome "special treat" deal for me!

Disney Activity Books/CD/Flash Cards: B1/G1 FREE (prices $1.99-$9.99)
-With two girls this is also a good "special treat" deal for me!

Egg Head Plants Kit: 2/$6
-We are a homeschooling family on an extremely tight budget! This would make for a great science project!!

Maybelline Stilleto Mascara: B1/G1 Free
-combine with a coupon for an even better deal! 

-Spend $20 or more on cosmetics and receive a coupon @ checkout for a 30 day Proactiv Supply for $9.95!! 
Limit 1 coupon per transaction.
Proactive isn't sold at Walgreens, again, not sure how this works if you have to do this deal online or if it will work at a Kiosk location found in most malls, but I will be looking into this today! My husband uses this stuff religiously, and 1 bottle of the stuff he uses costs around $35-$40 at the mall! This is a great one time deal!

Revlon Tweezers/Mirrors/Lash Curlers: B1/G1 FREE
-not sure if this goes towards the Proactive deal, but Revlon is a cosmetics company. I will ask tonight, and let you know what I find out. Awesome if it does count though!

Excedrin Extra Strength
-$5/1 coupon in Wags weekly ad
-$2/1 coupon from 3/22 inserts
Final Savings: $7/1
(not sure how much a bottle costs, I will find out tonight when I do my shopping.)

Halls Cough Droups 25/30pack: $1.39
-with coupon in weekly ad. Limit 3/coupon
-$1/1 coupon (unsure which insert, man I'm lame!)
-$.75/1 coupon (same as above... I'm working on it!)
Final Price: $.39/1 & $.64/1

Chapstick 100% Naturals/TrueShimmer/LipBalm/Butter: $1.99 +$1.99 RR
Final Price: FREE after Register Rewards!

Walgreens Diapers: B1/G1-50% OFF
-If you were lucky enough to snag a pharmacy coupon booklet with coupons for these diapers, you'll get a much better deal! 
-If you don't have those coupons your price will be: B1-$7.99/G1-$3.99

IcyHot/Thermacare: B1/G1-50% OFF
-Use $1/1 coupons found in 3/29 inserts.

Loreal Bare Naturals/Mascara/Lipsticks: B1/G1 FREE
-use a coupon for better savings!

Printer Cartridge Refill: $7.99 +$7.99 Rebate
Final Price: FREE after Mail in Rebate!
(No idea what brand refills I will look into it tonight and get back to you!)

One A Day Multivitamin Drink Mix: $1.49 +$1.49 Rebate
Final Price: FREE after MIR

Arrid/Arm&Hammer Deodorant: $.99
-coupon in weekly ad
-combine with any possible coupons you have and it could potentially be free!

Tide/Gain 2X 40-64 lds: $11.99 +$3 RR
-$1.50/1 Gain coupon
Final Price: $10.49 OOP +$3 RR (it's like getting it for $7.49)

Vanity Fair Napkins (40-100pck): B1/G1 FREE $2.99
-$.50/1 coupon from 3/29 inserts
Final Price: 2/$2.49 (about $1.24 ea)

Reynold's Wrap Tin Foil (20sqFt): $.89
-with coupon in weekly ad

Scott TP (4pk): 2/$5
-w/ coupon in weekly ad Limit 2
-$1.00/1 PRINTABLE
Final Price: 2/$4 ($2 ea 4pk. OR $.25/roll)

Comet cleanser(14oz): 2/$1
-w/ coupon in weekly ad Limit 2
Final Price: $.50 each

Maxwell Instant Coffee (8oz): $3.99
-$1.00/1 coupon found in Mexican Market circulars. exp 3/31
Final Price $2.99

FREE 30 day supply Celebrity Teeth Whitener (+$4.99 S/H)

Here's an offer for an almost FREE $30 day supply of Celebrity Teeth Whitener, after a $50 Mail In Rebate. (you do however have to pay $4.99 in Shipping Fees-so don't be surprised...)Read more about the product and offer here. To activate the $50 Rebate making this offer FREE click on one of the STARS at the Top of the Page on either side of the word sexy.

Please note the following highlighted areas marked in RED. And PLEASE make sure to read the FULL Terms and Conditions for your own sake! Also make sure you make note of the 14 day FREE trial period and CANCEL before it ends!! Otherwise you WILL be charged, making this not such a Free deal afterall! Or you can do what I do! Place your order, wait until you receive the confirmation for you order, than call right away and CANCEL! That way you won't forget come the end of the 14 days, and you won't be charged! BUT you will still receive you're FREE 30 day supply!!

*Included in your purchase: $50 Mail in Rebate plus FREE membership in WellnessWatchersMD for two full weeks!

Get free health and beauty advice from nationally recognized specialist Dr. Kerry D. Friesen, M.D. based on your unique profile – a $149 value! Plus two free weeks to give your honest opinion on WellnessWatchersMD, the startling new interactive program that rips the covers off age-banishing secrets known only to medical experts. You pay only $2.99 handling today. Reveals the one food guaranteed to extend your healthy years 12% (but only if you don't eat it!) Discloses sex triggers hidden in your kitchen for endless power and endurance. Exposes shocking health and beauty rip-offs you must avoid at all costs. Plus much more! If you don't agree this is too revealing to pass up, simply call toll-free to cancel within 14 days. Otherwise, the monthly fee of $29.95 will be charged to the credit card you used today by WellnessWatchersMD. Even if you cancel, your doctor's advice is still free, plus you receive Celebrity Sexy Teeth completely free after rebate. $50 Mail in Rebate Provided by WellnessWatchersMD within 2-3 weeks of receipt of the easy email rebate form.
Offer Limit 1 per Customer, and offer only valid in the US.

CVS Deals 3/29-4/4


 Maybelline Superstay Lipcolor, Gloss, or ALL eye makeup: B1/G1 Free 
-combine w/ coupons for extra savings! 

Peppridge Farm Goldfish: B1/G1 Free. 
Final Price 1.10 ea

Cottonelle Wipes (42ct tub/refill): $1.99
-$.50 printable here
$.50 Caregivers Marketplace Rebate here
Final Price $1.00

Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber Starter Kit/Refills: $2.99
-$2.75 printable here
Final Price $.24!
(when you print your coupon use your browser's back button to print 2 of these!)

Glade Sense and Spray/Plug-Ins Lasting Impressions: $5.99
-ECB $1.00
- $4.00 coupon from 3/29 SmartSource insert
Final Price $.99 
Limit 1 per household
(It will be $1.99 OOP and you will get a $1 ECB to use your next transaction making this $.99 after ECB)

Lysol Wipes: 2/$5
Do you still have that $2/2 coupon from a few weeks ago? (I don't remember where I clipped this coupon from sorry...)
If you do this is what your deal would look like:
Final Price 2/$3 or $1.50 each.

CVS Trash Bags B1/G1 Free

Sally Hansen Products: B1/G1 Free
(There is reportedly a $3/2 coupon in the CVS Beauty Book but I haven't found nor seen it. You might find it though! If you do this would be a Money Maker deal!)

Sally Hansen Nail Polish B1/G1 Free 
-$3/2 Coupon in CVS Beauty Book
Final Price $.51 OVERAGE!

ALL Rimmel Makeup: B1/G1 Free
-$1.00 coupon
-FREE Rimmel Mascara in March ALL YOU MAG from WalMart!
Final Price B1/G2 FREE!

Clean & Clear Products: Spend $15 and Receive $5.00 ECB's
-Printable coupons here
(deal from Moms By Heart)

SoftSoap Ensembles Soap/Refill: Buy 2 and receive $4 ECB
-$2.00 coupon from CVS Reinventing Beauty Mag Insert
-$2.00 coupon 3/22 Sunday Paper Insert
(Use total of 4 coupons 2 of each)
Final Price $3.99 each + $4 ECB (making it more like $4/2)
Limit 3 per household

Ponds Products: Spend $10 receive $5 ECB
Towelettes (30 ct.): $3.99 -Buy 3
-$1.50/1 coupon from 3/29 paper (use 3 coupons)
Final Price $2.49 ea +$5 ECB (making it more like $2.50/3)

Veet Gel Cream: Spend $10 receive $5 ECB (starting at $5.49)
-$2.00 printable HERE
-$2.00 CVS Beauty Book
Final Price: approx. $1.49 ea + $5 ECB when you buy $10 worth
(deal from Moms By Heart)

Speed Stick Deodorant M&W: $1.99
-$.75 coupon from insert (again not sure which paper insert: sorry! I'm working on a tracking system for that! Any tips?)
Final Price: $1.25 

Fruitopia Shampoo/Conditioners: 2/$5
-$1.00/1 coupon from CVS Reinventing Beauty Mag Insert (use 2 Q's)
Final Price: 2/$3 ($1.50 ea)

Viologie Shampoo/Conditioners: Same deal as Fruitopia above.

Organix Shampoo/Conditioners: $4.99
Vitamin Shampoo/Conditioners: $4.99
-Rebate up to $6.99 (It was attached to the bottles)
If you buy 2 make sure you do so on separate transactions, as you need to mail in the original receipt. (Make sure you don't need this receipt for any other transactions!)
If you receive mail at two different addresses you can mail in both rebates. Otherwise the rebate is only good for one household.

ACCU-CHECK Diabetes Monitoring Kit Aviva/Compact Plus: $9.99+$9.00 ECB
Final Price: FREE after ECB
Limit 1 per household

ThermaCare Heat Wraps: $4.99 + $1 ECB
-$1.00/1 coupon in 3/29 inserts
Final Price: $3.99 OOP+ $1.00 ECB (making it more like $2.99 ea) 
Limit 5 per household.

Select Colgate toothpaste or toothbrushes 2/$5
-$.75 from 2/22 SS or 3/15 SS 
-$1.00 ECB wyb two
Final Price: $1.25 each
Deal from MomsByHeart
*note: I had a $1/any coupon in my ALL YOU mag. Use these to get a better deal!

Ironing out the Kinks

I'm still ironing out the kinks in the schedule I'm trying to make... I'm hoping it will go something like this: 
Sunday's-CVS/Wags Deals & Homeschool Schedules for the Week
Monday's-Menu Planning and/or Easy Healthy Recipes
Wednesday's-Grocery Delas/Coupon Matchups
Friday's- Family Fun Frugal Friday's
All the while I will be posting great Freebies, and Too Good To Pass Up Deals I find, as well as any relevant links, as well as great blog posts and tips! Please feel free to inform me of any Deals or Freebies that I may have missed!

Thanks so much for your support on this journey!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Coupon Match-Ups Coming Shortly

I'm still working on posting the Coupon Match-Ups with last weeks Grocery Flyers, and the current sales that will end Tuesday. Sorry that they're late in being posted! It's been a crazy weekend with the kids! We had a Birthday Party for #3 Saturday, and then a Chicken Pox scare Sunday. I was planning on posting them while babies #3/#4 were napping, but that didn't work out as planned... as we were busy with school. Now they are up up from their naps, and lunches need making, things need cleaning, and dinner needs preparing. Did I mention diapers need changing? That seems to be a never ending thing! Dear Hubby gets home from work early today and so I'm hoping that in the hour between his arrival home, and dinner being cooked that I can post the deals I found at Ralphs, Albertsons, and Vons. That way there will be enough time for you to go out and grab the sales this evening after the kiddo's are in bed (granting you have someone to leave them with) or you can grab the deals sometime tomorrow, as the new sales start Wed. 
Just wanted to let you know what's in the works, and why it's taking SO long! Bare with me!

$11 in Johnson&Johnson Coupons

Go HERE to print your Johnson & Johnson Baby Care Products!

Albertsons Coupon Policy

Coupon Policy 
Valid coupons are accepted if the customer has purchased the necessary merchandise.
Coupons must be redeemed at the time of purchase of the specific product. Coupons may not be redeemed after the transaction has completed.
Expired coupons are not accepted.
Coupons cannot be converted to cash under any circumstances.
*The Southwest Division accepts competitor coupons at face value for the same items. This is not an advertised offer, but is honored at the stores at a customer's request.
* I was just recently told my by local Albertsons Mgr. that they no longer accept competitor coupons of any kind. I am awaiting "official" word from Corporate and I will let you know as soon as I know anything more.

VONS Coupon Policy

I am waiting for an "official" letter from Vons Corporate, but this is what I know as of right now. I will update you all when I receive my letter. (I'd like to upload it here, if anyone knows how please feel free to contact me!)

All Manufacturer's coupons will be accepted subject to the terms on the 
coupon with the following exceptions: 

1. All coupons will be redeemed at face value. Only one manufacturer's coupon will be accepted per item. Manufacturers' coupons duplicated in any form will not be accepted. 
2. Liquor, tobacco, fresh fluid milk products, competitors' manufacturer, in-store demo and free coupons including "buy one, get one free; or free groceries with a specified purchase) will be redeemed at face value. 
3. Limited to sales in retail quantities only. 
4. Any requests to redeem competitor coupons are left to the discretion of the store management. 
5. Applicable sales tax will be charged on all manufacturers' coupons. 

Von's Double Coupon Policy
As of 4/26/07, Vons is doubling up to $1.00. Only the 1st like coupon will be doubled. There is no expiration to this policy as of today.

Manufacturer Coupons 
Manufacturer coupons will only be honored for the actual item on the coupon (and not for another item from the same manufacturer). In the past, manufacturer coupons could be substituted for another product from the same manufacturer. Now the item purchased must be the exact item on the coupon.

Kellog's Raisin Bran Extra Coupon

Did you see the full page add for Kellog's Raisin Bran EXTRA in the Sunday paper? Instead of there being a clippable $1.00 coupon you have to text  the number given, and then text your email address, and then print the emailed coupon good for $1.00/ANY Raisin Bran Product. Hmm. It sure seems like a lot of extra work to get the coupon, but we love Raisin Bran, and I love $1.00/1 coupons for cereal! So I did the extra steps, and voila! My coupon was in my inbox waiting for me! If there are several different cell phone numbers and email addresses in your household you may even be able to print several of these coupons for even better savings. I say MAY because I was unable to try this out today. If you try it out and it works PLEASE LET ME KNOW, so I can confirm my suspicions! (Thanks!)

For anyone reading this outside of the So Cal area who didn't get this ad in their Sunday paper here is the information from the ad.
Text EXTRA to 89074 for $1.00 coupon.
-Good on ANY Raisin Bran Product.
-Limit One Per Household. (You can at least TRY my idea, though it MAY NOT work...)
-While Supplies Last. (So HURRY!)
-Standard Text Message Rates Apply.
-Available only to residents of U.S>


Free Facial Treatment at Your Nearest Clarins Counter!
(This is PERFECT with Mother's Day right around the corner!!)

Stress, the changing seasons, five months of dry indoor air. Our poor skin could use some love right now. So today's SweetFind is perfectly timed; it's a free printable coupon for a facial treatment at your local Clarins counter. Before you go, we've got some quick tips about redeeming these kind of offers. Once you've found your local Clarins counter be sure to call first and verify that they're equipped to offer this service. Though it's coming straight from the company, we've found that sometimes the info on "free facial treatment" offers at department store beauty counters doesn't roll out to all employees. But that doesn't mean it's not available, if you're patient and pleasant. Call first and verify and you'll skip that awkward in-person conversation, and they'll be ready and waiting for you when you arrive. 

(This was an excerpt from the offer site.... I didn't write this. I felt obligated to mention that, as when I first posted this I forgot to mention this, and people thought I was the one giving out the advice. When in fact, I just wanted to share the Clarins offer with you guys from the RedPlum site!-Sorry for any confusion!)

FREE Auntie Annie's Pretzel!

Go to THIS website, fill in the boxes with your name and email and get a coupon for a free pretzel! Sign up for their e-newsletter and get coupons every month! Free pretzels per month! I'm all for that! Kids LOVE pretzels! And if I use my 2 email addresses, and my husband's 2 email addresses EACH of my 4 children can get 1 FREE pretzel per month! How's that for some fun rewards!?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday 3/29 Coupons

Just a quick note regarding todays coupons. I picked up several copies of the LA Times, OC Register, and Press Telegram and was pretty happy about the amount of GOOD coupons today! If you haven't already done so I suggest you go buy at least one copy of all 3 papers if you can! Trust me, with the amount of $1 off and B1/G1 coupons it's worth the $4 you will spend buying the 3 papers. 

If you have a 99 Cent Store near you I recommend buying your LA Times there. It's only $.99!
Also, not sure if this was just a fluke, or if it was only my Starbucks that charges this, but I purchased one LA Times this morning on my way to church and it was only $.75! I'm thinking it might've been a fluke since that's the normal weekly price of the paper. I was in such a hurry, and the line was getting pretty long behind me (full of anxious people waiting for their morning fix) that I didn't want to hold up the line with a bunch of questions, so I didn't ask the girl about the pricing.  BUT with that said, it still might be worth it to try your local Starbucks (as there IS one on just about every corner) in the off chance the pricing was not a fluke! Then you would be able to buy 2 LA Times for the price of 1!!

I'll post more great coupon deals and matchups later. Right now I have one little one waking up from a nap, and the other one with possible Chicken Pox!
-Wish me luck! Because if it IS Chicken Pox than my son will surely give it to his 1 yr old brother, and then because we homeschool and have all the kids home with us all week long our 5 and 7 year old girls will get it as no one has had it yet.... Did I say wish me luck? I mean PRAY for my sanity! =)

Have a Blessed Sunday!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Family Fun Frugal Fridays

Do something Fun and Frugal with your Family on Friday's! (that was a mouthful!)
No, seriously! 

Need an idea?
-Rent a movie (not from Hollywood Video or Blockbuster though, we're trying to make Family Fun Friday a Frugal event!)
-Make some S'mores Pops (for a fun movie snack twist)
-Turn off the lights and get at least an hour of cuddle time with the Family!
Then afterwards have fun sharing favorite bits of the movie with each other.

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I don't recommend renting movies from Hollywood Video or Blockbuster. They are TOO expensive for new releases! Almost every town has a neighborhood $1 video rental store. They usually have the new releases just like the big video store chains, and they are only $1!! However, these $1 video stores require you to return the movie by the close of the following business day to avoid any late fees. Check with your individual store as to what their rental, and late fee policies are. 

If you don't have a local $1 video store check your local grocery store, go to RedBox! This is my personal favorite! And I'm seeing RedBox popping up everywhere! My local Albertsons has two! These are convenient too! They are like giant movie vending machines where all movies cost $1. (This is one vending machine you won't mind your kids bugging you about!) RedBox is my favorite because EVERY Monday and Wednesday they put out FREE MOVIE RENTAL CODES! (That's 2 FREE movie rentals per week! 8-10 per month! 104 FREE movie rentals per year!!) 

What makes this so Frugal you wonder since you're buying the video? This is how I look at it:
#1 It's a $1 video rental.
#2 I've already received 2 free rentals, and I'm paying $1.08 (after tax(at least through April 1st-another story)) So essentially you are paying $.36 per video rental! 

That's Frugal in my book!

Kellog's PopTarts Coupon

Go to this link for a $.55/1 Kellog's PopTarts coupon. Make sure to click the back button on your browser to print two coupons. Sorry, maximum of 2 coupons per computer. Unless any of you are lucky enough to have more than one computer at home. =) Is that cheating?

Kellog's is also having a giveaway

If you're family is anything like mine, then FREE music is a MUST! $10 worth of iTunes music is enough for most albums!! You can play ONCE per day. The giveaway runs until April 12th. That's 17 tries! 
Have fun, and Good Luck!!

Diaper Sale

I was at Wal Mart today (LB Towne Center off of 605/Carson exit) and they had new Rollback's on Diapers. 
Pampers: $9.72 ($1.00 off normal price) 
-Combine the rollback price with $1.50/any mailed Q and that makes it $8.22. Best price I've found for Pampers all week. I also had a $1.00/1Q so I bought 2 packs. (We had only 1 diaper left...woops!)

Huggies: $9.72 ($1.00 off normal price)
-If you're lucky enough to still have those $5/1 printable Q's around combine the Rollback price and your Q and that makes for $4.72 per package! Definitely a great price for Huggies!

Luvs: $7.97 (normal price)
-I had two $1/1 Q's so I got two packages for $6.97. 

I'm sure I could have saved even more money had I pounced on super savings deals at Wags or CVS, but seeing as we were completely out of diapers, this sale was good enough for me.
My advice? 
Stock up on diapers when they are at super saver prices! Match your coupons with the best deals and then stock, stock, stock! Then you won't be like me. Running out of diapers, and having to run out to the store, and grab whatever sale I can find! 

Still, Wal Mart does have the best sale price compared to Wags, Ralphs, Target, and Vons right now. Wags as Huggies diapers on sale right now for $9.99. Wal Mart is a whole$.27 cheaper! (Hey that adds up!) And my Target had Luvs priced at $8 and some change. 

So if you NEED diapers, go to WalMart!

Rebates 101

I found this great tutorial on how to get the most out of Rebates. An area I'm still trying to figure out to be honest. I hope this little nugget of information helps you as much as it's going to help me! 
Read it here.


Go here and sign up for your FREE LINDT TRUFFLES SAMPLE!! 
(Can you tell I'm really excited about this one?)

Once you sign up for their newsletter, and give them your mailing address, you can actually CHOOSE which kind of truffle you'd like to sample! They have Hazlenut, Milk/Dark Chocoalte, White Chocolate, and Assorted! Plus, you will receive a DVD with some recipes on it. 

How's that for a Free Sample?

Enjoy your chocolate ladies!

Bolt DVD Coupon!

There is a $5 coupon floating around for Bolt that was released this past Tuesday. I've also found a $4 rebate when you buy the DVD and ONE of the following pasta products;  Ronzoni® Smart Taste™, Ronzoni®, San Giorgio®, Creamette®, American Beauty®, Prince® or Skinner®. That's a total of $9.00 OFF of the DVD! So if you have young kids, (or you're like us and love kids movies) make it a pasta night, and go get the DVD!

I'm going tonight to see if I can't get my hands on the DVD, with my handy $5 coupon, and said rebate! Go here to print the coupon, and then go here to print the rebate. There is also a $10 off coupon on the same page if you buy the Blu-Ray instead, stacked with the $4 rebate makes a total $14 off the Blu Ray version!

 Here's a price list for a few stores in the Long Beach, Ca. area according to their weekly ads.
Target: $15.99 (-$5Q=$10.99!) (-$5Q & $4Rebate=$6.99!) <------BEST DEAL I'VE FOUND!
Ralphs: $19.99 (-$5Q=$15.99!) (-$5Q&$4Rebate=$11.99!)
Best Buy:$16.99 (-$5Q=$11.99!) (-$5Q&$4Rebate=$7.99!)
 Happy Shopping!

Please let me know if you've found an even better deal on this!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Thrifty Mom Giveaway!

A Thrifty Mom is giving away $800 in coupons to celebrate her TWO MONTH blog anniversary. Why is that such a big deal you wonder?
She started her blog T-W-O M-O-N-T-H-S ago, and it has developed quite a large fan base!

What are you waiting for? Run don't walk your mouse over to her giveaway, and sign up! You have until March 27th to do so! Click here to check it out!!

$800 in coupons!? Count me in!!!

Last Weeks Frugal Adventures

As I’m writing this post, I’m chiding myself for not taking pictures of my shopping adventure at Albertsons, and Vons a few nights ago! O’well, next time. These deals are from the last sale cycle, but I'm still thrilled about the fact that I was able to match up my coupons with sales for stuff we use regularly, and stuff we needed, for very a greatly reduced OOP amount! The 23rd was my biggest day of savings to date! Too good not to share!

ALBERTSONS 3/23/2009:

Dannon yogurt:

Buy 10, Get 10 FREE.


-$1.00/10 MFQ.

Final Price=20/$8! (.40/yogurt)


Sale price $4.49

-$3.00 MFQ

Final Price= $1.49

Total OOP for 20 Dannon Yogurts, and a bottle of Listerine= $9.86

Total Savings of=$16.00!

Not to bad for a novice eh?

(If I had a larger stash of coupons, I might’ve been able to save even more money on this sale, but seeing as I only had one coupon, I was still excited about the price. We go through A LOT of yogurt in this house, and Dannon just happens to make my FAVORITE flavor. Key Lime... yum!)


Instead of listing item by item the purchases made, I’ll just skip to the best part. (Since this won’t be replicated, as it was last weeks sale cycle.)

Number of items sold: 48

Total OOP cost: $48.46

Total Savings: $70.15!!

That’s a savings of 60%

To date, my largest amount of savings at a grocery store!!


Thank you Moneysavingmom and AThriftymom, couldn’t have done it without you’re great advice and tips!!

Money Saving Tips

For those of you new to coupon clipping, or just plain new to the concept of shopping frugally, I’d like to include different tips, advice, and links to the women and their blogs who’ve helped me tremendously! I was overwhelmed in the beginning of my quest to save more money, reduce our grocery bill, (to under $300/month for a family of 6!) find more ways and opportunities to give and help others in need, and to become a more responsible steward of all that the Lord has blessed us with! I’m still learning the ropes, and everyday finding new ways to lead a more frugal lifestyle, all the while glorifying God in the process. These blogs, and women have been such a blessing with their ministries, and fruits of their labor!


I have found this site to be invaluable! It is full of free deals, almost free deals, and weekly sales/promotions at different stores throughout the country, such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Wal Mart! This blog is updated daily, and I’ve found that if I check it in the morning, I find great money saving deals! For example, a few months ago I was alerted to a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to Martha Stewart Living magazine via this blog! In the last week I’ve received 4 different Martha Stewart Living magazines! How cool is that!?

Here are a few links to the tips and advice offered on this blog:

CVS 101- A guide for those new to CVS shopping, or unfamiliar with CVS, and ECB’s.

CVS: Making It Work For You!- A Q&A forum with commonly asked questions, and advice.

Walgreens 101- A guide on how to navigate the Walgreens Rebate and EasySaver program.

She also has some great advice and tips on how to accumulate, and organize your coupon stash!

This is one of my favorite money saving blogs, and I hope you find it as invaluable as I have!

A Thrifty Mom

Another little gem of a blog I stumbled onto recently. Most impressive, is that this blog is only about two months old!! She is from Idaho, and offers up some great freebies, coupon match-ups, advice, and tips to her readers daily!

Keeping the Kingdom First

This site is great on so many levels! It’s a Christian site, with the goal of glorifying God. Read more about this site, and its blogger’s ministry here. This site is full of helpful tips, advice, and offers with the goal of helping you the reader become more frugal, so that in return you are able to have more money to give away, and be used for the Kingdom of God!