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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

$0.50/Del Monte Pineapple coupon

There is a $0.50 coupon for Del Monte pineapples right now. Especially if used at Kroger (where they will double it to $1), you could get a really great deal on pineapple!

Fruit coupons are rare to come by, so snag it if you can.

SoBe Instant Win Game

SoBe lifewater has an instant win game going on right now that you can play once every day. I don't think I have shared this one yet, but even if I have it would be worth checking out again as I have won a coupon every time I have played this game so far.

Many of the prizes are coupons for BOGO free Sobe drinks that you print right then or a completely free SoBe coupon that they will mail to you (I have won both so far).

Next week CVS will have their SoBe waters on sale BOGO so combined with the BOGO coupon, you would get 2 free! I have combined BOGO sales with BOGO coupons at CVS before and you really do get both free.

So GO HERE to sign up and play now!

IGA June 27-July 3

Here are the deals I think are good at our local IGA this week:

bi-color sweet corn 5/$1

Oscar Mayer hot dogs or turkey franks $0.99 - use $1/2 coupon from making them only 0.50 each!

Sweet baby Ray's BBQ sauce $0.99 - there have been a lot of coupons in the paper for SBR lately

Prarie Farms Ice Cream 1/2 gal 2/$4 - $0.50 tearpad coupons at many stores (I got some at IGA in El Paso a couple weeks ago that will come in handy)

Fritos or Lays potato chips $1.88

Kool-Aid packets 10/$1 - This is my "buy now" price for Kool-Aid. I would buy what you need for the entire summer.

Kraft Marshmallows $0.99

Cool Whip $0.99

Seedless Watermelon $2.99 (depends on the size, but this is considered a really good price)

Peaches 0.99/lb

Also, there are a lot of IGA store coupons in this week's insert. You all know by now I love these coupons because they can be "stacked" with manufactur coupons. Used alone, I would say all of them are decent prices, but if you can find a manu coupon to use with them, they would be GOOD prices.

Friday, June 25, 2010

$0.50/1 Goldfish coupon *NEW*

OK. I know I have been silent for almost a week -- sorry about that. We were on vacation from Sunday-Wednesday then I left early Thursday to go to High School Girls' Camp until this Sunday. So I am here at camp and ran across this new Goldfish coupon and just felt guilty not telling you all about it!

GO HERE to print yours. Just enter your e-mail address & print! I would recommend canceling the print once it gets the coupon done because there's a good-sized ad at the bottom (save ink). After canceling, just go back to the main page, enter e-mail address again and print again. (yay!)

Remember Kroger doubles coupons up to .50 -- and they occasionally go on sale for $1 there making them free.

Unless I find another great one, I will not post again until next week. SORRY! Enjoy your weekend :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Free Beech-Nut Next Steps Kit

You can sign up for a free Beech-Nut next steps kit when you fill out the form to receive Beech-Nut's monthly newsletter. It has some great coupons and a completely free item coupon too.

I don't think I had this exact link on my post about saving money with a baby around, so that's why I posted it today.

Beech-Nut can be very generous with coupons & freebies so they're a good company to stick close to.

$3/1 Huggies coupon

The Huggies coupon resurfaced again just in time for the CVS box diaper deal I told you about last week - where you get $10 ECB WYB a box of Huggies diapers.

Head over HERE to print yours before it's gone again!

Cereal at IGA

Sorry for such a late-week post on this -- but if you need cereal it would be worth a quick trip to the IGA today or tomorrow.

GM cereal is on sale (select varieties) 4/$10 (terrible price)
There was an IN-STORE coupon in their ad this week for $4 off 4 boxes (4/$6 - getting better)
Then you can still combine it with manu. coupons too. Joan P. said she found coupon dispensers in the cereal aisle for $0.75 off 2 boxes or I got some in a coupon insert on 06/06/10 for $1/2 boxes. Using 2 coupons your total is now down to either 4/$4 or 4/$5, which is finally a pretty good price for cereal.

**I just checked and they have a $1/2 coupon available now too **

My stock-up price is still $0.50/box, but these make for great fill-ins or widening the variety in the pantry for not much extra. In fact, I will probably head to IGA this afternoon and grab a few boxes as Marcus is living on Cheerios these days (part of the sale & I have $0.75/1 coupons). :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

HURRY - $0.75/1 Goldfish coupon

There is a new $0.75 off 1 Goldfish grahams coupon on, but it will not be there for long so print it quickly if you want it.

These Goldfish coupons have been going really fast, so I am so glad that Mercedes over at CSWM posts them right away.

Goldfish crackers are still on sale at Kroger for $1 each until Wednesday night.

Friday, June 11, 2010

FREE Snapple (well, only $0.44 anyway)

I have been meaning to post this for a couple weeks now, but keep forgetting!

GO TO THE IGA in Eureka where they have stacks and stacks of Snapple tea 6-packs and with them are tearpads of rebate forms to get the full price back by mail. Other stores may have these too, but that is where I saw them.

So it is not 100% free, you will have to pay for your stamp, but $0.44 for a 6-pack of Snapple is a great deal! Also, Jan (my mother-in-law) pointed out to me yesterday that the rebate form says "ONE PER PERSON" not one per household like many of them do. So while you're at it, grab a rebate form for your husband/wife too! Just make sure you buy the Snapple in separate transactions because you will need a unique receipt for each submission.

If you live out of town, it might be worth it to have a family member grab you a few to get later. If you can't tell, I am all about the idea of "helping each other out".

Yoplait - $0.50/4 coupon

There is a new coupon for 0.50 off 4 yoplait yogurts! If you are not familiar with yogurt coupons, let me say this one is fairly "high value" - especially if you use it at a store that doubles coupons (kroger in our area).

To get the $0.50 coupon, just click on the box that says "try it with a coupon" once on yoplait's website.

Kroger - instant win game

Kroger did an instant win game last summer, and has brought it back this summer. You can play once per day and can win free product coupons loaded directly to your Kroger card. We won a few items last year.

It is called Summer of Savings.


Kroger - cereal & milk deal

Kroger has a deal right now where if you buy 2 Kellogg's cereal (select varieties) you get a free gallon of P.F. Milk!

The boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats are on sale for $1.88 (even the mini blueberry ones, which our whole fam loves) AND there is a coupon dispenser right by the cereal for $1/2 boxes making them $1.39/each.

So for $2.78 cents you get two boxes of cereal and a gallon of milk.

that is a GREAT deal.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

$3/1 Huggies diaper coupon -- reset

If you want to print 2 more of the $3 Huggies coupon, the link on their Facebook page has been reset!

$0.35/1 Goldfish cracker coupon

There is a brand new coupon on for $0.35 off any one package of Goldfish Crackers!

These are on sale for $1 right now at Kroger, who doubles coupons less than $0.50 making them only $0.30 per bag!

You might want to print this one soon as I am guessing it won't last long before the print limit is reached and it's gone.

Diaper Duty

Seems like I have been writing about diapers quite a bit and last night Nathan & I were bored so we came up with a list of diapers and in what order we like their quality. Keep in mind I have not tried all the diapers out there (like Luvs) so they're not included in my list for that reason.

1. Huggies
2. Pampers
3. Walgreens Brand diapers (true!)
4. WalMart Brand diapers
5. Toys R Us Especially for Baby brand
6. basically any other diaper brand
7. Kroger brand is at the bottom of the barrel. Now, it has been about 3 years since we used these, but they were TERRIBLE! Our kids leaked out of every diaper we put on them. Keep in mind I am still a huge Kroger fan, I just don't buy their diapers.

I prefer Huggies over Pampers because to me, the outside of a Pampers always feels a little damp making it tougher to know just how wet the baby really is.

So, for the first time, I attempted a picture -- here is my sweet baby Marcus with his stash of our fav. Huggies diapers . . .

Orville Redenbacher popcorn -- Jewel deal

A few of you have heard me say I got O.R. Popcorn boxes for 0.07/each lately. Well HERE'S YOUR CHANCE. Starting 06/09 Jewel has another ConAgra Catalina deal going on where if you spend $25 you get a $10 CAT back (used on your next order).

Buy 7 boxes of O.R. popcorn ($3.59 shelf price/on sale for $1.89) total = 13.23 (but total shelf = 25.13 so you qualify).
Use as many coupons as you can find (sunday's smart source insert & try my coupon database link)
Total OOP will be around $10, but you will get a $10 CAT for your next purchase.

So once you have made your initial $10 investment, go and do it again, and again and again using your $10 CAT to pay for your next order. Each time you will pay about 0.07 for taxes.

You can also try Wesson Oil included in this deal. Buy 5 bottles. Total = 12.50. Pay with CAT from popcorn &2.50 OOP and get another $10 CAT.

When you're all done buying ConAgra stuff, either save that CAT for your next trip or turn right around and go buy bread, milk, eggs, cheese, fresh fruit or WHATEVER with your last $10 CAT. I usually spend mine right away because it may expire before I get back to Jewel again -- it's just too far away for this girl to go very often. Then when you get in your car you will see BAGS of popcorn, cooking oil and other useful groceries all for $10 (plus a little change here & there).

I got this information from Southernsavers so if you are confused as to how the Jewel CAT deal works, feel free to go to her site and read up on all the details.

If you do go to Jewel, it might also be worth your time to hunt down a few Dannon Danimals coupons as you can get some free yogurt now too. It is Dairy Month and Jewel has a promo to buy 5, get $5 CAT. Danimals is on sale for 5/$10 with $1/1 coupons available making them free after $5 CAT.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Looking Ahead at CVS - Huggies diaper deal

I do not know how these women get their information so far in advance, but CSWM wrote a post today on an upcoming deal on Huggies at CVS.

Apparently the $3/1 Huggies coupon has reset, meaning you can print it again!

The week of June 20, CVS is going to have their big boxes of diapers priced at $19.99 with a $10 ECB.

So go to CVS this week and make sure you scan your card at the red machine, she also said a $3 coupon of some sort was printing out right now to save for that sale too.

Then when June 20 rolls around you will go to CVS, purchase the diapers at $19.99, give the $3 Huggies coupon, the $3 CVS coupon = 13.99. I still have a $10 ECB from the P&G deal last week which I will use making my OOP expense only $3.99 for a WHOLE BOX OF DIAPERS. And then I will still get my $10 ECB back!

Now that is a REALLY GOOD diaper deal. the only bummer is it is a "limit 1" per card.

Please e-mail with any questions! This might be time to sign up your hubby for his own card so you can get 2 of these. Then have your mom go for you -- your mother-in-law and anyone else who wouldn't use it for themselves!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

CVS - Free ice cream!

The CVS in Eureka does not carry this brand of ice cream, but WalMart has them for $1.29 so they are still pretty cheap after the coupon there.

I said I would let you know if anything else "popped up" for CVS this week.

Well, there are two new coupons for $1 off ANY Skinny Cow ice cream, and CVS has the little cups on sale for $1 this week making them FREE. :) These would be great to add in with your deodorant purchase, especially to help get you to a $25 threshold to be able to use a $5/25 or $4/20 purchase coupon or something.

Skinny Cow's website has the first $1 coupon

Skinny Cow's Facebook page has the second coupon offer, so you can get 4 coupons per computer. First you have to "Like" Skinny Cow, then go to the "fan exclusives" tab to get your coupon.

Monday, June 7, 2010

IGA 3-day sale June 10-12

3-day sale. They are TRYING to make you think all the prices here will be so good they can only offer them for 3 days. Don't be fooled!

Good priced items:
Seedless Watermelon - 2.99
California Cherries - 2.99/lb
peaches 0.99/lb

Decent prices:
Pineapple - 2.99
red grapes - 1.29/lb (0.99 at Jewel this week)
sweet corn - 4/$1 (they were 6/$1 at Kroger last week)
vidalia onions 0.999/lb

the rest of the things were either too highly priced or I just don't know what they should sell for. I never buy garden fresh green beans because I have my own. Tomatoes at 1.69 just seem high as do the nectarines and honey dew melon. The Athena melon i could be talked in to, but usually buy them at $1-1.50.

IGA June 6-12

As most of you know, the IGA is not my favorite place to shop, but 1) it is MUCH more convenient than most other stores 2) They do run some good sales sometimes & have store Q's that can be combined with Manu. Q's and 3) the whole "try to support the local guy" thing.

So, here are the best deals I can come up with for the IGA this week:

Prarie Farms Milk - 1.29 for 1/2 gallon (only 0.04 more than Kroger!)

Prarie Farms Yogurt 3/0.99 (I prefer 0.25 per serving, but not too bad)

Tide 2X laundry det. 50 oz - There is an in-ad IGA coupon for this at 2/$10. I have a $1/1 manufacture coupon that I got in a sample a while back which would make it a decent deal. Target has the 150 oz Tide on sale for $16.00 this week (WYB 2) so IGA's $5 price beats that ounce for ounce, but I am still not convinced. If you LOVE Tide I guess I would get it, but if you're okay with Purex for $2.99 instead I'd wait for that sale. I struggle with good prices for detergent. If only CVS would start putting that on free ECB sales! :) enough with the deodorant! we want laundry detergent!!

Green peppers 2/$1. I prefer 3/$1, but it sure beats the price they've been!

I hate to say it, but that's all I saw for this week.

Target 06/06-06/12

There are some great deals at Target this week! So if you're heading to Bloomington or Peoria it might be a good idea to get a few coupons organized first.

CSWM posted quite a list of Free or almost free items she found:

Pampers wipes tubs $1.99-$2.39 reg price
Use $2/1 Pampers Wipes 60ct+ 6/6/2010 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/2010)
As low as FREE after coupon

Olay Total Effects body wash 8oz bottle $3.54 reg. price
Use $4/1 Olay Total Effects Body Wash 6/6/2010 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/2010)
FREE after coupon

Bounce Bar $3.49
Use $2/1 coupon from Home Made Simple Booklet
Use $1.50/1 Bounce Dryer Bar TARGET 6/6/2010 RP Insert (exp 7/17/2010)
FREE after coupons

Dannonino Yogurt $1.69
Use $1.50/1 Danonino coupon from 6/6 SS insert
Pay $0.19 after coupon

Satin Care trial size $0.97
Use $1/1 Satin Care Shave Gel 6/6/2010 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/2010) (regional value)
Free after coupon
Herbal Essence shampoo, conditioner trial size $0.97
Use $1/1 Herbal Essences Product 5/16/2010 RP Insert (exp 6/30/2010)
FREE after coupon

Johnson and Johnson First Aid travel kit travel size $0.97
Use $0.75/1 J&J Red Cross Product, any 5/16/2010 RP Insert (exp 7/31/2010)
Pay $0.22 each after coupon

Shout Stain Removers $1.97
Use $0.55/1 Shout Laundry Product 5/2/2010 SS Insert (exp 6/12/2010) (or peelie coupon found on product)
Use$1/1 Shout Target printable coupon
Pay $0.42 for one (Thanks Katrina)

Nivea Shave gel for men $3.49
Use $2/2 Nivea for Men 4/25/2010 RP Insert (exp 6/30/2010)
Use $2/1 Nivea for men Target printable
Pay $0.39 each

Bounty Basic single rolls $0.99 every day
Use $0.25 off one Bounty from 5/2 P&G insert (hand this one first)
Use $1/1 any Bounty Target coupon from 5/16 insert
Free plus $0.26 in overage!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pain Rebate (take 3!)

ACE Hardware is offering a paint rebate now too!! If you missed the first two rebates, maybe you can grab this one since it is so close to home. Also, it looks like you can take part in this until June 21.

Save $5 after main-in rebate on ROYAL PAINT or ROYAL Finest PAINT (apparently has scotch guard in it, which is so cool).

You can do this one up to 10 times.

Get your rebate form IN THE STORE.

CVS 06/06-06/12

Well, I checked out the CVS deals for this week and could not come up with much. There is one deal worth mentioning, even though I will not do it because I do not like Dove deodorant.


If you are going to do this deal, make sure to swipe your CVS card at the red machine first. Many people are getting a $5/$15 CVS coupon. So, ring up the deodorant, hand the cashier the $5/$15 FIRST, then your other coupons.

If you buy $15 in Dove, Caress, Degree or Lever products, get $5 ECB

Buy 6 Dove Deodorants - $15
Use 6 $2 Dove printable coupons
Or $3/2 Dove or Degree coupon
Pay $3, Get $5 ECB
Final Price: $2 Moneymaker

hopefully my first coupon link works this time (it is from Bricks, which I have had trouble linking to in the past). If it does not work, go to, she has a good link. The second coupon link directs you to a website, which should work. Also, you may have to buy something else as a filler so the chashier does not "owe" you money at the end of this.

Anyway, that's it for the CVS this week. I will let you know if something else pops up.

$2/1 PAMPERS wipes coupon

I apologize for not posting much last week, but there were not many deals worth sharing. Having 2 sick kids might have played a part too. :)

In today's newspaper there should be a $2/1 Pampers wipes coupon, 60 ct or larger, meaning FREE wipes at Target or Walmart and cheap wipes at other stores. This is a time to ask friends/family if they are going to use their coupon.

WalMart prices their Pampers wipes tubs at $1.97 so you might even make 0.03 on the deal. I have mentioned before that I am not a big fan of buying coupons, but there are times to make an exception. If you are mowing through the wipes you might consider buying some of these coupons on Ebay. I checked out the auctions today and there are a TON of people out there selling these. Even if you had to pay 0.50 per coupon (make sure to factor in shipping) it would still be a good deal. If you buy these wipes anyway, you might be willing to pay more, but that is my personal limit.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Gillette ProGlide offer - again

If you missed out on the last free razor I told you about, here is another chance. Go to ProGlide's YouTube site for one of 20,000 free razors. We already got one, but Nathan hasn't tried it yet.

Gillette is trying to give one to everyone in the U.S.

Bring on the freebies.

Recipe to Make Your Own Wipes

Cut Bounty (reg. roll) in half and pull out cardboard.
In 1.4 liter cylinder container mix:
1 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 T. baby shampoo
3/4 T. baby oil

Push 1/2 roll in and put lid on. Turn upside down for 5 min. to saturate.

**Do NOT try generic paper towels -- they make a MESS. Bounty is best.
**Only use Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo & oil. Do not use the "baby wash" or generic brands as the smell will not be very nice. I like my babies to smell like babies!

My sister bought these supplies for me when I was pregnant with MaryBeth (7 years ago). I have heard that Rubbermaid does not make this same size container any more so the recipe may need to be "tweaked" to adjust for larger containers & roll sizes.

I have a 1.4 liter (6 c.) cylinder Rubbermaid container & it fits only the regular size rolls of paper towels. There are "large" rolls of paper towels out there now that would fit a larger cylinder container, but I do not have all the specifics for those. I think Jenny Sauder does though (although maybe give her a few days before asking since she just had her newest baby last week). :0)

It is not hard to "tweak" the numbers yourself though either. The original recipe had much more round numbers (2 c. water, 1 T oil etc..), but I thought it was too wet, too soapy or whatever and adjusted the numbers down to make them the way I like them.

One price tip here: Shoot for less than $1/roll of the Bounty.

Having A Baby??

I have had great luck with freebies and coupons to get a lot of my baby supplies for either free or for pennies on the dollar. I have been wanting to share this post for a while, so FINALLY got to it today. If you are pregnant or have a baby in your house I really recommend looking in to these websites to help cut costs with your little one.

As soon as I find out I'm pregnant, I sign up for Similac's Strong Mom's program and Enfamil's Family Beginnings program. They send out fantastic freebies and coupons for about 18 months. I also start checking out WalMart's website as they offer formula samples pretty often too. Currently there is not a sample on WalMart's sample site, but I would bookmark it and check back often. When you sign up through WalMart it takes a few weeks to receive the sample, but as soon as you receive it, you can sign up for another one if they're still offering it.
Then shortly before or after the baby is born I start looking in to Gerber, Beech-Nut's Let's Grow and other baby food retailers to see if they have programs to sign up for offering freebies or coupons to help with cost there too. Watching for sales and coupons on diapers throughout your pregnancy will make life a lot easier when the baby comes too.

When Marcus was born I had enough diapers stockpiled to last his first year -- it is so great to just go downstairs to my own "store" when he is out of diapers instead of loading up everyone to go out and buy them (at full price too!). By the time he was 2 months old I had all the baby food he was going to need and I still have not had to buy formula for him (now 11 mos old). Now I have nursed my babies for 6-11 months, which makes a HUGE difference, but they still get formula with babysitters and after I wean them, so it's nice to have on hand.

A few "tips":
1. Formula. I signed up both Nathan & I for Enfamil & Similac's programs, so we get double the coupons & samples.
2. Regarding the diaper & baby food, print or cut the coupons and then keep your eyes peeled for sales. When you pair a coupon with a sale is when you save the big bucks. I never paid more than $2.50/pk for Marcus's diapers and got all his baby food for free.
3. Beech-Nut. That is the baby food Marcus ate. Shortly after I signed up for their program they e-mailed me a high value coupon ($1/3 jars)in PDF form so I printed to my heart's content. About 2 days later Kroger had Beech-Nut baby food on sale for 0.25/jar or 0.40/jar depending on which store I went to. They have it on sale for 0.40/jar pretty often and paired with a good coupon makes for VERY inexpensive baby food. I made all of MaryBeth's baby food, but I couldn't make it that cheap!
4. Wipes. I make my own wipes unless I can get them for 0.50/container or less. This has been a huge money-saver and I actually like them better than most store-bought wipes (including Huggies & Pampers). It is so easy to do & the older kids really like to help me making it a fun project.

I will share the wipes recipe on another post because this one is already pretty long. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions -- I love this kind of stuff (obviously!!).