Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Target Deals

Snuggle 50 load Exhilarations-$3.99
use $3 coupon in the 3/28 Red Plum ad in the Sunday paper

Curious George Follow that Monkey- $6.99
get a $5 gift card by mail on marked packages
total=$1.99 after gift card

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bag 'N Save deal thru Tuesday

Buy 5 boxes of Mini-Wheats or other selected cereal 5/$10
use in store ad coupon to make it 5/$5
total=$5 for 5 boxes of cereal and 2 FREE gallons of milk (will print out 2 FREE milk coupons at checkout) If you have coupons for selected cereal you could get a much better deal!

Walgreens 3/28-4/3

Airwick Freshmatic 50%off
use $4/1 from 3/7 Smart Source (Sunday paper)

Reese's Dark Choc. cups .39
use .55/1 from Smart Source
total=FREE use manu. coupon first

Dentek Floss $2
use $1/1 from 1/17 Smart Source
total=$1 plus get a $2 RR coupon for your next purchase (FREE with $1 overage)

Dulcolax $10
total=$10 plus get a $10 RR back (FREE)

Walgreens mulivitamins $3
total=$3 plus get a $3RR back (FREE)

Simply Saline $7
use $1/1 from 1/24 Smart Source
total=$6 plus get back $7 RR (FREE with $1 overage)

I'm Back!

Have you ever heard people say that they need a vacation after their vacation? That's me! We had a blast but, vacations can seem so crazy too. I'm glad to be back home saving money instead of spending $$! Everytime I go on vacations I seem to come back feeling guilty about the splurge. I seem to think of the children with no toys as we play at Disney or the people with no clean drinking water as we splash in the pool. Am I crazy or do these things pop into your mind? I'm so grateful for what we have!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Walgreens deals 3/14-3/20

Ester-C B1G1F sale $10.49
Buy 2 and use 2-$5/1 from 2/211 SS insert
total=.25 each

Colgate Toothpaste, Total Advanced, Enamel, or Sensitive $3.99
get a $3.99 RR coupon back

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I'll be back in 2 weeks

I'm leaving for vacation tomw. and will be back here posting some hot deals in 2 short weeks. Thanks for understanding even I need a break from coupons and sales:) Make sure you check out some of the past posts b/c many of the deals are still going on!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Frugal Friday Homemade Easter/Spring kid stamps

I'm a craftie ( Is that a word?) at heart. I love making things with my hands and love to do kid crafts with my son. One way to keep my son interested in crafts (He is almost 9)is to come up with messy and crazy craft ideas. Here is one frugal craft we enjoy!

Potato Stamp

large potato
kid safe knife
washable paint
some sort of paper
small Easter/Spring cookie cutters

Cut potato in half. Place cookie cutter of choice on inside of potato(white part). Cut potato around outside of cookie cutter so the cookie cutter design pops up. Ok you are ready to put paint on your design and start stamping! Check out make your own instant oatmeal idea!

Bag N' Save Deal 4/7-4/13

There was a $1/1 coupon in the 3/7 SS or you can head over HERE (back button to get 2 coupons)and get a .75/1 coupon when you register with Mission. You might want to print it soon b/c these coupons go fast. During the week 4/7-4/13 there is a Bag N' Save coupon B1G1F on the Spring Savings coupon magnet that was in the mail. You can use the 2-.75 coupons and the B1G1F Bag N' Save coupon to get a great deal! I find it hard to get a deal on tortillas and we use a ton around here. Just giving you a heads up!

FREE energy milk at Hy-Vee


Hyvee shoppers can head over HERE to score a free coupon for upbeat energy refresher milk.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eskimo cookies

These cookies are so yummy and kid-friendly! My son made these for Christmas and they went fast!

Eskimo cookies

1 stick soft butter
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
2 TB cocoa
2 cups oatmeal

Mix all up in a bowl. Roll into balls. Roll in powdered sugar. Place in fridge til' cool. All done. They kind of look like snowballs:) Check out others ideas at

New coupons = great deals

Go HERE (zip 45066) to get these coupons that = hot deals! These prices are for Target or Walmart.

Kotex pantyliners-$1.00 or under
use $1/1 Kotex product

McCormick spice, herb, extract, or food color-you can usually find some around $1
use $1/1 McCormick
total=as low as FREE

DelMonte Fruit Chillers-$1.86
use $1/1 Fruit Chillers

Johnson's Buddies soap-.97
use $1/1 Johnson's

Green Giant Steamers-I wait for these to go on sale for .88 or less at one of the local stores. I use the .50/1 coupons and get them really cheap!

FREE Organic cereal at Hy-Vee

I went to Hy-Vee today to get some more of the Hy-Vee deal I posted. While I was in the organic section I also seen Kashi Vive cereal marked down to $1.00. That is a great deal but, using $1/1 Kashi coupon made these FREE for ME! I refrained from grabbing them all at the price of FREE! I have never tried this flavor of cereal before but, we do love Kashi around here.
You can call your local Hy-Vee to make sure they also have this HOT deal. I am thinking this type of cereal might make some really great homemade granola bars:)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

bTrendie is offering a FREE $10 credit

bTrendie is offering a free $10 credit when you sign up for a new account. The $10 credit will be instantly added to your account when you sign up here. I picked up a really cute camo umbrella for $4.94 after tax and shipping. Can you use "cute" and "camo" in the same sentence?

Thanks, moneysavingmom

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

weekly deals 3/10-3/16

My coupons got all mixed up so, I'm unable to tell you which Sunday paper they were in. I do save all my coupon inserts til' they exp. Sorry:( I need a better way to organize them. Any ideas?? Leave a comment and let me know what works for you.


corned beef briskets-$1.17/lb.
bone-in chicken breasts-.99/lb.(not the best price but,good)
boneless rib-eye pork chops-.88/lb.

Bag 'N Save

corned beef points-$1.17/lb.
pork ribs-.99/lb.
Totino's pizzas-.69
Hungry Jack syrup/pancake mix-2/$4 use $1/2 Hungry Jack exp. 4/30/10


50% off Keebler, Sunshine, and Famous Amos
Blue Bonnet spread-.49 with in ad coupon
Hormel Always Tender pork loin-$1.69/lb. use $1/1 Hormel exp.4/5/10

Hy-Vee deal

I went into Hy-Vee today to get some milk to last us til' we leave on vacation and decided to check out the organic section. I found a 2-pack of Kashi cereal for $5.99 and on the box it had a coupon for a free box of breakfast bars. This is the deal I came up with:

2-pack Kashi cereal $5.99
1 box breakfast bars $3.99
use $1/1 Kashi cereal coupon on shelf
use free box of breakfast bars coupon on cereal 2-pack
total=$4.99 for 2 kashi cereals and a box of breakfast bars

This is not the best deal you can get on cereal (I usually get it for FREE) but, I try to get organic when I can even if I have to spend a lil' more. I mostly just buy organic fruits and veggies b/c they can be just as cheap as regular when on a great sale!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Great Walgreens deals today too!

1st Trans.

Buy 1 Dr Scholl’s Insole for Women at $9.99
Buy 1 Dr Scholl’s Insole for Men at $10.99
Subtotal: $20.98
use in ad coupon for $3 off for each
use 2-$2/1 Massaging Gel insoles coupon HERE
total=$10.98 and got a $10 Register Rewards

2nd Trans.

5 Planters nuts $4 each
5 Diet Coke 20 oz $1.59 each
I found $2 off (tear pad) if you buy 20oz Diet Coke and Planters near the Planters nuts and used 5 coupons -$10

Listerine Total Care or Advanced mouthwash 3/$9use in ad coupon for $5.01 off 3total=3/$3.99Did anyone else get some printable coupons from Walgreens for Listerine? They printed out with the RR. Make sure you are checking and saving those coupons! I have 3-$1/1 Listerine and if you do too that makes the total .99 for 3

Nestle Crunch Bar .49 with in ad coupon
use Buy One Get One Coupon from 3/7 SS

used $10 RR from 1st Trans.
total=$9.66 and got $5 RR back

3rd Trans.

2 Beef Jerky 2/$5
used $5 RR from 2nd Trans.

All together I saved close to $57! Not too bad! I now have tons of snacks for our trip!

The hot deals I got at Target today

GE Reveal 4 pack light bulbs $2.14
Buy 2 and use 2 $1.50/1 Target coupon
and use with $1/2 printable
total=.14 each (I don't use these but, they make good donations:)

Hello Kitty Band Aids for kids trial size .97
use $1/1 Target coupon HERE

Monopoly card game $5.24
use $5/1 coupon

Hungry Hungry Hippos and Connect 4 travel games $1.24 (unmarked clearance at my store)
use $4/1 price adjusted my coupon to $1.24)I asked her to adjust the coupon. I'm not in this to take $$ from stores. This is what they should do. This is their coupon policy. I had a very smart cashier that knew her stuff! Thank You!

Overall my trip to Target was great, I got some travel games for our trip (Yeah!) and had a great cashier!

Menu Plan Monday

Using up what you have in the fridge can be kind of fun! We are leaving on vacation for 2 weeks and I can't stand to think that we let anything rot in the fridge.

Tues.- Cinnamonlicious French Toast, pineapple
Wens.-Homemade ravioli, garlic bread,mixed veggies
Thurs.-pork chops,southwest potato,corn
Fri.-grilled hotdogs,homemade fries,veggies
Sat.-poached eggs, hashbrowns,toast
Sun.-leaving to go to Disney! eating somewhere on the way??

2 other Walgreens monthly deals

Buy 4 boxes of Post at $1.75
use (2) $2/1 coupon HERE
use $1/2 Post Cereal coupon from 2/28 SS
total= $2 and get a $3 Register Reward back!

Buy 1 Dr Scholl’s Insole for Women at $9.99
Buy 1 Dr Scholl’s Insole for Men at $10.99
Subtotal: $20.98
use in ad coupon for $3 off for each
use 2-$2/1 Massaging Gel insoles coupon HERE
total=$10.98 and get a $10 Register Rewards

these are RR rewards deals through 3/21

Thanks Passion for Savings!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

More Target deals

GE Reveal 4 pack light bulbs $2
Buy 2 and use 2 $1.50/1 Target coupon
use with $1/2 printable

Johnson Buddies Bars .99
use $1/1 printable

Clorox Toilet Wand System $9.69
use $5/1 printable
total= $4.69 plus tax
Submit for $5 Rebate
total after rebate=Free plus $0.31 overage

Thanks, moneysavingmom

Walgreens deals 3/7-3/13

Trial size Dial body wash .99
$1/1 Dial printable coupon

Listerine Total Care or Advanced mouthwash 3/$9
use in ad coupon for $5.01 off 3
Did anyone else get some printable coupons from Walgreens for Listerine? They printed out with the RR. Make sure you are checking and saving those coupons! I have 3-$1/1 Listerine and if you do too that makes the total .99 for 3

Reach Floss or Toothbrush 3/$9
use in ad coupon for $5.01 off 3
total= 3/$3.99
use $1/1 Reach floss from 1/3 RP
use Buy One Get One Free Reach toothbrush from 1/3 RP
use Buy One Get One Free Reach floss from 1/3 RP
total=as low as FREE

Olay Body Wash $3.99
use $1/1 from 2/14 RP
total= $2.99
If you buy 3 you can send in for the $15 rebate HERE and it will be a $6 moneymaker

Nestle Crunch Bar .49 with in ad coupon
use Buy One Get One Coupon from 3/7 SS
total=2/.49 (could be used in a Easter basket)

There is also the Nabisco deal I told you about here.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Frugal Friday saving on vacation!

This post here seems to fit just right for today. It is all about how I save money when I go on vacation which I'm doing in just 9 days! Some of the ways I save on vacations I only figured out after our first trip to Disney. Do you have any of your own? If you do feel free to leave a comment!

FREE Blockbuster movie rental

If your child (ages K-12) have a B average or better, they can get a FREE movie rental from the Blockbuster. As always call to make sure your store is having this deal!

Thanks, freesamplefreak

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Have you ever wondered how to make something at home that you just love at a restaurant. Go here and check out this amazing website to make your own copykat meals! This is another way to save big $$!

Thanks for posting about this!

Target Freebies

Band Aids for kids $1.82
use $1/1 Target coupon HERE
use $1/1 Band Aid product coupon from 1/3 RP
total= FREE

Oral B Stages toothbrushes for kids $1.99
use$1/1 Target coupon HERE
use $1/1 from 2/21 RP

Kid’s Crest Toothpaste $1.99
use $1 off Target coupon
use $1 off Crest from 2/7 P&G

Ultimate Recipe Swap Homemade Noodles

One memory of when I was little that has always stuck in my mind were the times I shared making homemade noodles with my mom. I'm not sure if it was the fact that she would let me unroll the noodles or how great they tasted in her Chicken noodle soup.

Homemade Noodles

2 eggs
2TB water
1-1/2 cups of flour
dash of salt and pepper

mix it all together, roll out thinly on a floured surface, roll up like a pumpkin/swiss roll, cut into 1/4 inch noodles, then unroll, let dry for 3 hours.
I always place in boiling chicken broth so they don't stick together and cook til' they are not doughy. These noodles can be frozen also and tooken out when needed.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Baby Freebies

I know alot of couples that are pregnant right now. Congratulations! We must get bored in the winter around here (hehe). Anyways if you are expecting a lil' one check out these freebies BABY FREEBIES.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Weekly Deals

No Frills 3/3-3/9

5/$5 Kelloggs Corn Flakes, Rasin Bran, and asst. Mini-Wheats with in ad coupon
use 2-$1.50/2 for Mini-Wheats at
total= 5/$2

Hy-Vee 3-day sale 3/4-3/6

Russet potatoes 5lb.- .97
Midwest paper towels-.37
Buy a deep freeze for $199.00 and get $200 of free products(I'm not sure what they include but, I need a deep freeze so, I'm checking this deal out!)

Bag N Save

Boneless Chicken Breasts-1.58/lb.(No Frills have the same product in ad for 4.79/lb. Just b/c it's in a ad it doesn't mean it is a good deal!) I buy Split chicken breasts when they are on sale for .78/lb. and cut them out of the bone. So much cheaper!!

grapes .99/lb.

Our Family pasta sauce-.79

Another Target deal

Kashi Snacks (Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies, Trail Mix Bars, crackers), $2.59
Buy 4 select Kashi snacks, get 1 FREE
$1.50/2 Kashi bars printable (print 2)
total=as low as $1.47 when you buy 5

Thanks, bargainbriana

More Walgreens deals this week

Buy 2 Purex–on sale Buy One, Get One free (2 for $5.99)
Use the Buy One, Get One Free coupon from the 2/21 RedPlum insert
Get both free after the coupon and sale (the store gives you one free with their sale, the manufacturer gives you one free with the coupon)

Dentyne 12 piece–on sale for $0.69 with in-ad coupon
Use $1/2 coupon from the 02/28 SmartSource insert
$0.19 each after coupons

Buy 6 boxes of Kleenex Tissue (prices start at $1.99) – on sale Buy One, Get One Free
Use 2 $0.50/3 coupons here (or from the 2/28 SmartSource insert)
Spend $4.97 plus tax out of pocket, Get $3 Register Rewards$0.33 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Thanks, moneysavingmom

Monday, March 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

For the next 2 weeks I am trying to use up what we have in our freezer and fridge because we are going on our vacation so I am getting creative.

mon-garlic pork chops, garlic mashed potatoes, mixed veggies

tues.-chicken alfredo,peas,garlic bread

wens.-southwest chicken pasta salad

thurs.-Tuna Melts, green beans


sat.-creamy potato soup