Friday, May 29, 2009

Free Chocolate Friday!!!

Remember to request your free chocolate today!
Every Friday through September, Mars will be giving away 250,000 coupons to be redeemed for your favorite Mars product. Simply go here starting at 9 a.m. ET to enter the giveaway. You can also enter your e-mail address to be sent a reminder.
You’ll receive your coupon by mail within six weeks. Limit four coupons per household during the offer period.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nestle Cookie dough printable

Yeah! The Nestle Refrigerated Cookie coupon for $1/1 seems to have been reset! Unfortunately the Meijer Mealbox coupon has expired, but these often go on sale for around $2 which paying around $1 for a package is good in my book :-)
Go here to get yours and remember to hit that back button for a second print! This is a Upromise item now too :-)

More CVS shopping...

I went back to CVS today to do a little shopping for some freebies and had a mixed experience. Don't worry as I don't plan on documenting EVERY shopping trip to this store, however as this was my second trip with more items I figured I would let you know how it went :-)

While I did get a great deal paying .69 cents for everything pictured (subtotal was .34 cents with .35 cents tax!) (yahoo!), my coupon exchange was a little rough at best. Sorry for the horrible quality of the picture - I was too lazy to gather everything for a reshoot! Total savings of $17.37!The cashier ended up giving me all of my coupons so I really should not complain, however I had to ask her to adjust down the price for the (2) $1.50 St. Ives coupons (from the SS 5/10) after she said they weren't working on trail size which was priced at $1.49 and I had to point out that the coupon did not exclude trail size (PLUS one coupon worked and the other one wasn't going through - even though they were the same stupid coupon!). Then there was a problem with my two Sobe coupons working - one worked, yet the other didn't at first so it was ringing up that I needed to pay for at least one of the four drinks. Which don't get me wrong, still would have been a good deal, however knowing that they should ALL ring up for free I wanted to at least have her try again!

I was very nice and patient through the whole transaction as I didn't want to anger the cashier as she was the same one who was there yesterday so apparently we will probably get to see quite a bit of each other from now on! And in the end I did walk away with all I wanted but just hope that future transactions go smoother!

Go here for the BOGO Sobe coupon, which when used with the CVS BOGO sale on Sobe right now should get you some free drinks too!

As for the Ziplocks containers, I had read somewhere that they were clearanced, so keeping an eye out for those, I picked up the last two sets - marked down to .92 cents each and I used a $1.50/2 MQ from the Sunday paper (sorry, can't remember which insert but I think it was a SS!) making them .17 cents each!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Entering the world of CVS

Being a newbie to the world of couponing and drug store shopping (drug store shopping with all of the perks that is!) I have decided to take my time learning each store.

I have been shopping at Walgreens for about two months and after successfully rolling about $4-$10 Registrer Rewards (RR) each week, I feel comfortable enough to move on and learn something new.  Baby steps people! Hopefully anyone who has used MQ with Walgreens coupons and RR can attest to the fact that it takes a little getting used to matching the right # of coupons and order, etc.!

So today I dragged my littlest one who is now on Summer vacation to CVS to fill out the application to get my Extra Care Card (fear not! this is NOT a credit card!!!!). You can do this online also, but you will need to wait for the card to be mailed to you. After doing a little more research, it seems that this program definitely has some great perks and will be easy to use. 

I started my official CVS shopping by keeping it small and only bought a tube of Colgate toothpaste that was on sale for $2.99, used a $1 off MQ coupon (here or the MQ from the Sunday paper a few weeks ago), paid $2 and received $2 in Extra Care Bucks (ECB) which I have pocketed for future use = FREE toothpaste.

SIDE NOTE:   Funny enough, the thing that really got me hooked on couponing was reading a post where someone wrote that you should never have to pay for toothpaste - it should always be FREE!!!! What a concept!!!! And after successfully creating a stockpile of about 12 FREE tubes of toothpaste, here we are...

There are some definite perks to CVS that I can see already:

  • Earn 2% back with every purchase in-store and online at CVS/pharmacy and every 3 months your Extra Bucks will print on your store register receipt, or visit CVS/pharmacy online to print your Extra Bucks every quarter. That is like FREE money!
  • The ECBs seem to have a 30 day expiration whereas Walgreens is usually only a week. 
  • You can link your Extra Care Card to your Upromise account and take advantage of the Upromise eCoupons! (Think of the savings if you can line up a MQ, CVS store coupon, sale item and a Upromise eCoupon!)
  • Use the red scanner at the front of the store to get CVS coupons (match those with MQ!)
  • Additional special offers print on your store receipt frequently throughout the year. 
  • Receive special savings exclusively at CVS/pharmacy when you sign up for email offers. When you register your card at and sign up for their e-mail list you should get a $4 off $20 coupon (Remember to use this coupon BEFORE any other coupons so you get the $4 off of the subtotal!)
 So there you have it! I am excited to start using CVS and can't wair for to take advantage of all of the great deals out there each week!

1,000 FREE Burt's Bees Lip Balms Given Away

Now this is a giveaway that I hope I can get! Not being a huge wearer of lipstick, I love a good quality lip balm!

Go here starting at 9:00 AM sharp as they will go fast! Good Luck!

The fine print: Burt's Bees is celebrating 25 Years. Complete the online form to receive one coupon good towards either one (1) Burt's Bees® Beeswax Lip Balm (tube or tin), or one (1) Honey Lip Balm, or one (1) Replenishing Pomegranate Lip Balm.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Calling all Lego Lovers!

Now here is something my boys will totally LOVE!

Go here to sign up for a free 2 year subscription to Lego Magazine when you sign up for LEGO Club Jr.

Mars FREE Chocolate Friday Give-a-Way!

Don't forget to register for your chance to get your coupon for FREE chocolate!

I couldn't get in last week but I got mine today :-) Free chocolate is always good!!! 

The fine print: Offer valid from 9:00:00 AM ET to 11:59:59 PM ET on the Friday only of each week beginning 5/8/09 and ending 9/25/09 ("Offer Period"). Offer fulfilled as a coupon ("Coupon") redeemable for consumer's choice of one (1) single-sized package of any M&M'S® Brand, MILKY WAY® Brand, SNICKERS® Brand, 3 MUSKETEERS® Brand, TWIX® Brand and DOVE® Brand product (together, "Participating Products").

Offer good while supplies last.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Chips Ahoy $2 coupon tear pad alert!

Watch your cookie asile for a tear pad containing a coupon good for $2 off when you purchase 1 package of Nabisco Chips Ahoy (8 oz or larger) and 1 Capri Sun product.

There is also a .55 cent Chips Ahoy coupon in last Sunday's paper the deal sweetens even more if you still have any of the $1 off Capri Sun coupons from a few weeks ago (of which, sadly I don't!).

Cheap treat scenario: At Walmart Capri Sun is on Rollback to $1.72 and the cookies are $2.98. With both coupons that would make for a nice snack for around $2.15 for both! And even better if the cookies go on sale in the next few weeks!

FREE Flip-Flops at Old Navy on Sat, 5/23

If you don't mind fighting crowds, this Saturday, May 23, 2009, head over to Old Navy to get their solid color flip-flops for just $1. These are while supplies last so you'll probably want to head out early for the best selection of colors and sizes possible. There is a limit of 5 pairs of $1 flip-flops per customer so plan accordingly!

another Off! coupon

updated a bit from my previous post....

If you have already gone here for a coupon for Buy one new OFF!® Clip·OnMosquito Repellent Starter Kit; get a FREE refill (up ot a $5 value) -- you can also go here to print out a coupon good for a BOGO of the repellent starter kits (up to a $10 value!)

There is also a Meijer Mealbox coupon good for $1 off one clip on repellent.

I would love for these little units to work! They would be great on our family's fishing trips throughout the summer :)

OFF!® Clip·On™ Mosquito Repellent Starter Kit

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

FREE Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Coupon (TODAY ONLY!)

In case you didn't stock up on enough hot dogs last week...Kraft just keeps giving and giving!


Request your coupon for FREE Kraft Oscar Mayer Beef Franks TODAY!!! Wednesday May, 20, 2009 . Promotion ends at midnight (EST). Your coupon will arrive by mail in 4- 6 weeks.

Coupons and samples!

Just in time for the mosquitos...Go here for a coupon for Buy one new OFF!® Clip·OnMosquito Repellent Starter Kit; get a FREE refill (up ot a $5 value) and then go here to print out a coupon good for a BOGO of the Repellent starter kits (up to a $10 value!)

**** There is also a Meijer Mealbox coupon good for $1 off one clip on repelent! ****

OFF!® Clip·On™ Mosquito Repellent Starter Kit

Go here to request a FREE sample of Fancy Feast cat food or Purina Beggin Strips

Go here to request a FREE sample of Playtex Gentle Glide

Go here to request a FREE sample of Bodycology hand soap, lotion and body mist. in either coconut lime or brown sugar vanilla.

Go here to fill out a short survey and receive a couopn good for a FREE Goetze's Caramel Creams. We love these in our house!

Happy sampling!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

BOGO ticket promotion from White Caps baseball and Kraft Singles!!!!

Yeah! Great news for some fun and inexpensive family entertainment!!!! The Grand Rapids White Caps are participating in the Minor League / Kraft Singles promotion going on Tuesday nights now through September 1st! Bring a Kraft Singles package wrapper to the baseball park on the day of the game and Get ONE ticket FREE when you buy a ticket!

Stock up on those Kraft Singles using the Meijer Mealbox coupon found on my sidebar and the Kraft Singles coupons you hopefully printed last week! If not, you can still print some from here! They are on sale at Meijer right now for $1.59!!!!

Looks like I am set for at least two games for our family of 4!

Full details here.

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom for the heads up!

Free summertime movies at the Regent in Allegan

For anyone in the Allegan area...there are some great free movies in the lineup at The Regent Theatre in Downtown Allegan.  Starting in June, each week, the Regent will feature a different PG or G rated film at their matinees -Monday through Friday at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Admission to the movie is free for all ages.
Here is the line-up:
June 8 -12: “Kung Fu Panda”
June 15 – 19: ”Speed Racer”
June 22 – 26: ”Madagascar 2″
June 29 – July 3: ”Kit Kittredge: American Girl”
July 6 -10: ”Tale of Despereaux”
July 13 -17: “Hotel for Dogs”
July 20 – 24: ”Inkheart”
July 27 – 31 : ”Igor”
August 10 -14: ”City of Ember”
August 17 – 21: “Horton Hears a Who”
The Regent is located at 211 Trowbridge Street in Allegan or call (269) 673-2737.

Chance for Free movie tickets!

Enter here for a chance to to win 2 tickets to see Angels and Demons at Celebration Cinema.

60% Savings at PLUS $10 GC with every order!

Wow! There is a great sale going on at right now! Enter the promotional code TABLE at checkout to receive 60% off your purchase! And as if that was not great enough, now through May 21st get a $10 gift certificate to with EVERY ORDER!


The fine print disclaimer from The code for your FREE $10 Gift Certificate will be emailed to you within 24 hours. Please note the FREE $10 offer is not valid on Dinner of the Month purchases. This promotion offering 60% off at and a FREE $10 Gift Certificate with every order is valid from Tuesday, May 19, 5:00AM PST thru Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 11:59PM PST. When redeeming a Gift Certificate, these savings cannot be applied. Offer cannot be applied retroactively.

We used our first certificate a few weeks ago and it went very smoothly and was quite satisfying to get $25 taken off of our bill after paying only a few bucks for the certificate! I also really liked the fact that you can print your certificate right from your computer too so you don't have to wait for it to arrive in the mail!

What did you get in the mail today?

My mail box has been full of fun stuff lately! Yesterday was a great day with over $40 in coupons and several freebies arriving!

Contained in the coupon books were two FREEBIE coupons - a FREE Hunts Catchup and a FREE Cascade Crystal Clear Rinse Agent!

Now get yours too!!!

Go here to request a Home Made Simple coupon book with over $30 of P&G coupons (Cascade, Swiffer, Dawn, Febreeze, Mr. Clean)

Go here to register and receive a coupon book with $10 worth of coupons from Conagra Foods. You can also print off a rebate form here to receive an additional coupon book with $34 worth of coupons when you spend $25 on Conagra brands including:

Offer begins May 3rd, 2009 and your request must be postmarked by June 9th, 2009.

Go here to sign up for the Biggby e-rewards club and get coupons in your inbox and a free grande coffee on your birthday! 

Go here and here to get free samples of Aveeno Nourish hair shampoo and conditioner!

Great Meijer deals!

I had a great shopping trip to Meijer yesterday using a handful of Kraft coupons, some Sunday paper coupons, and Meijer Mealbox coupons.

From my purchase above I used Meijer Mealbox coupons (print at the left on my sidebar) to match up to A1 Sauce, Kraft Singles, Kraft salad dressing printable coupons from last week and the Ragu and Knorr sides coupons from this Sunday's paper and 2 ($2 MQ) for A1 sauce from last week's paper. I also matched up the Kraft $2 off meat coupon I mentioned last week (hopefully you found some too!) and got three packages of FREE ground beef as they were marked down to $1.91!

You can also get MORE Kraft coupons here if you didn't print enough last week! 

My total OOP for 21 items was $5.14 (after using $2.40 in bottle returns)
My total savings was $50.54!

20 Free picture prints at Meijer


Go here to print out a coupon for 20 FREE prints when you order online using Meijer’s Next Day Photo service. Orders must be placed before 11:59 p.m. for pickup at noon the next day and you must pick the order up in stores. Offer expires at 11:59 PM on 5/22/09. Discount will not be applied until the time of purchase at Meijer. Limit 1 per customer. No purchase necessary.

Thanks Bargain Briana!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What Freebies did you receive in the mail today?

Below are some of the freebie samples I received in the mail in the last two weeks!

Freebies not pictured:
-Dunkin Donuts coffee 4 cup sample
-Cottonelle toilet paper
- Crest White Strips
- Glad trash bag

Start getting your sample freebies!

Go here for a FREE sample of Always Infinity Pads

Go here for a FREE sample of Glad Force trash bags

 Get yours too by going here:
Go here for a sample of John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Liquid Shine

Go here for 3 Huggies diapers

And while my family has no use for the diapers, I have a friend with a new baby that I will be passing them along to for her little one!

 Go here to request a free sample of Cottonelle Ultra Toilet Paper and Wipes.
 Sometimes companies will include a coupon in the sample too!

FREE sample of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Go here to request a FREE sample of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.
You will need to join their mailing list, but can choose to opt out later.

CHEAP Pyrex Cobalt Blue baking dishes posted a great find for Pyrex Cobalt Blue baking dishes!

Pyrex Cobalt Blue baking dishes

I have a handful of Pyrex dishes and they are almost unbreakable! (Unless accidentally dropped by your husband from the top of a flight of stairs! Oops!) is offering a limited selection of Pyrex Cobalt Blue baking dishes priced from $.50 cents for 6 oz custard cups to $1.99 for 1-1/2 Quart or 3 Quart baking dishes! Apply coupon code "A20350 " to cut an additional 20% off.

You may need to register for the World Kitchen E-Club list in order to use this code. Signing up is free.  Shipping starting at $6.95.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Great deal on Nestle Refrigerated Cookies at Meijer!

Meijer currently has Nestle refrigerated cookie dough on sale for 2/$4

Go here to print off two manufacturers coupons for $1/1  Nestle cookie dough (you may need to register to access coupons) and then, go to the Meijer Mealbox widget in my sidebar to print off a coupon good for $1.10/2 packages

That should bring the total for 2 packages down to .90 cents for two or .45 cents each!!!

Most sites will let you print up to two coupons so remember to hit that back button and get your second coupon!

Happy baking!

FREE Crystal Light Cat at Meijer!

$avings Makes ¢ents: FREE Crystal Light Cat at Meijer!

Thank you to Tosha at Savings Makes Cents for the heads up on a great catalina deal when you purchase the cheese and crackers deal from Meijer as I listed earlier! A catalina will print at check out for a FREE Crystal Light if you buy Wheat Thins along with the cheese. Tosha pairs the catalina with two of the Crystal Light coupons as well making for a great purchase!

Remember - Make sure to buy the Wheat Thins to get the catalina!!

Free sample of Quaker True Delights

Go here to request a FREE sample of a Quaker True Delights Granola bar. They are DELICIOUS!!!! My favorite is the raspberry with chocolate. Yum!

Then go here or here to print off a manufacturers coupon good for $1 off a box of True Delights
and go here to print off a Target printable coupon for $1 off Quaker Snacks

Remember to print multiple Target coupons and I have been able to print about 4 of the coupons from the Quaker site!

My Target has them priced at $2.89 and with the two coupons that takes it down to .89 cents. You can only use one Target coupon per transaction, so you may need to do multiple transactions to buy more! I whole heartedly belive they are worth every penny, yet I am still watching for them to go on sale!

Scholastic Books Warehouse Sale

Save Up to 80% Off the Cover Price at the Scholastic Warehouse Sale!
 Stock up for Summer reading!!! 
Remember to register for the Scholastic Books Warehouse sale which starts in TWO DAYS!

I am really excited! There should be some great deals if the 50% off Scholastic sale my kids school had last week.  You will need to register online to get the special coupon to save $10 off a purchase of $60-$100 or $15 off a purchase of $100 or more, but you can register at the door too!

Go here to find a location near you!

$2 off meat Kraft Coupon on tear pad in grocery stores!!!

I just returned from a trip to my local Grand Rapids Meijer store and found a FABULOUS surprise waiting for me in the cracker aisle! There was a tear pad with coupons for $2 off on meat/poultry when you buy any 2 participating Kraft products (BBQ sauce, dressing, mayo, A1, or Grey Poupon - basically everything we just got $1 off coupons for already)!!!! Loving it!!!!

Pair that with the FREE mayo this week or any of the other Kraft coupons!!

I am planning on going back for some more mayo and will take along a couple of these new coupons to get a nice discount on meat! Yahoo!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Win a Family Four Pack of Tickets to John Ball Zoo!

Go here to fill out a form for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to John Ball Zoo.

Five (5) winners will be chosen at random Tuesday, May 12 @ 10 a.m. and each will receive tickets valid for two adults and two children which can be used once any time during the 2009 season ($26 value).

Winners will be notified by email after 11 a.m. May 12.

Good luck! 

$50 in Kraft Coupons (These won't last long!)

Tara over at Deal Seeking Mom alerted us to great coupons over at Kraft! Below you will find instructions to register and then you will be able to print some GREAT coupons which you can match up for some AWESOME freebies this week! Hurry though as there is most likely a print limit on these!

You will need to follow these steps to register as only registered members can print them:

The coupons expire one month from print date and each can be printed twice.

Here are my thoughts for a couple of cheap and/or FREEBIE scenarios at Meijer this week…

Meijer has a special where you buy 2 boxes of Triscuits at 2/$5 and get 3 chuck kraft cheeses for $1 each (you must buy 3 to get deal)- I printed off two of the Triscuit coupons and 1 of the chunk cheese coupons ($1 off 2) and am hoping if I did my math correctly that it will bring my total to $5 for the 2 boxes of crackers and 3 packages of cheese!

Next, pair the $1 off Kraft Mayo and Miracle Whip coupons with the $1 off Mayo/Miracle Whip coupon from Meijer mealbox (can print from my sidebar at left) for FREE mayo! You can print the MealBox coupons multiple times. Yahoo! Both Mayo and Miracle Whip are on sale for $2 at Meijer this week.

Also, just noticed that Oscar Meijer hot dogs are on sale for 4/$5 and there is a coupon good for $1/2 packages and there is a Meijer MealBox coupon good for $1/2 - so if you print your coupon twice that is 4 packages of hot dogs for $1! YAHOO! Stock up for summer!!!!

You can also click on the link in my sidebar to direct you to EVEN MORE KRAFT coupons!!!! Remember to hit that back button and print twice! 

***** update ******
I just went to Meijer and purchased 8 packages of hotdogs (6 went directly to the freezer), 2 jars of mayonnaise, 2 boxes of Triscuit crackers and 4 bricks of cheese for $6.99!!!!!! 

5/13/09 only - Free Arby's Roastburger with purchase of a soft drink

Arby's is offering yet another freebie item this Wednesday...

May 13, 2009 ONLY get a FREE Roastburger with any soft drink purchase!

Choose from the Bacon Cheddar, the Bacon Bleu, or the All American. Arby's Roastburger is the Burger Done Better - Never Fried. Never Greasy.

Arby's will have FREE Deals EVERY WEDNESDAY this summer!

Friday, May 8, 2009

GREAT deals at Target, Kmart and Walmart!

Two more great days of shopping!!!!

Below are my purchases from my shopping today. I stopped at Kmart, Target and Walmart and picked up the following:

and my purchases from Kmart and Meijer yesterday:

Total BEFORE coupons/sales for everything pictured above = $130.93
Total spent OOP for everything pictured above= $35.67

- $3.80 in bottle return deposits
- $3.00 Kmart gift card reward
- $3.36 balance on Target gift card

After you figure in the money I will get back from the three items above, I figure it actually cost me $25.51 for everything!!! WOW!

Here's the breakdown:

Still enjoying their SUPER DOUBLES coupon extravaganza! I could completely get used to shopping with double coupons...too bad that is not reality around here! Anyway, here is the breakdown of my GREAT Kmart purchases from the last two days (had to go twice in hopes that they would restock some items - which they did!!)

Day 1
Total BEFORE coupons/sales =$30.62
Total spent OOP = $8.62
Plus I received a Ka-ching reward good for the 1 FREE Reese's peanut butter cup shown below!

Day 2
Total BEFORE coupons/sales = $19.78
Total spent OOP = $3.11
PLUS I received a Ka-Ching reward for a $3 Kmart gift card essentially making everything below cost me .11 cents!!!!!

Total BEFORE coupons/sales = $35.46
Total spent OOP = $14.03 (of which I will get $3.80 back for my bottle deposit)

This was a great day at Target! I made two transactions and bought the following:

1st transaction:
Total before coupons/sales = $27.61

Total spent OOP = $8.78
PLUS I received (2) $5.00 gift cards from their candle promotion so basically spent $8.78 and received $10!

Which I turned around and purchased the following:

2nd transaction:
Total before coupons/sales =$11.62
Total after coupons/sales = $6.64
Total spent OOP = ZERO!! as I used the $10 in gift cards to pay for my purchase and have $3.36 remaining on one of my gift cards!!!

Walmart - No individual pictures, but for 2 Tabasco sauces and 4 travel size lint rollers I paid $1.13 for $5.84 worth of merchandise!

I am feeling pretty good!! Especially since a handful of the items above I will be using for my son's first communion party next weekend! I will blog about that later though as I plan on challenging myself to have a great party for my son - and not break the bank!