Saturday, September 4, 2010

I'm still here!

Well, it's been quite awhile since I updated here. I've been very busy and making lots of changes in my life, so the blog kinda fell to the wayside. I've still been shopping and saving like always though!

I have big news! I will be teaching a couponing class this month at my best friend's church! I'm very excited and am preparing materials for the class presently. There will be at least one door prize (cause free stuff is awesome!). Hopefully, everyone will learn a lot. If this class goes well, I hope to hold a class on drugstore deals later.

So, for anyone still reading this blog, I'm taking suggestions for what you would want to learn at a couponing class. Feel free to email me or leave a comment below. Thanks!

Monday, June 28, 2010

FREE Lettuce Wraps at P.F. Changs!

As part of a charity event, P.F. Changs is giving out FREE Lettuce Wraps (with purchase of an entree). Just head here and enter your email address. They will send you an email to be printed out and redeemed for the FREE Lettuce Wraps. It is limited to one FREE Lettuce Wrap per person, dine in only, and it ends July 31.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Earth Fare opens tomorrow!

The new Earth Fare in Auburn, Alabama opens tomorrow! Until 6/26, you can get a FREE reusable tote by stopping by the store to sign up for the weekly email deals.

I know when the Chattanooga store opened, there were lots of samples and other goodies to be had at the opening. Definitely check it out!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Coupon reset coming soon!

It's almost the end of another month and that means coupons are going to be reset in the next few days. Some coupons will disappear and others will be printable again if you've already printed them (this can also apply to coupons that ran out of prints due to demand).

So head to your favorite coupon sites and get printing!

Also try manufacturer websites:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Food Lion -- saved 42%

I went to Food Lion last week to take advantage of their deal on charcoal: buy Kingsford and get FREE Hidden Valley Ranch or KC Masterpiece. I also had some coupons to take even better advantage of the deal. I know some people don't like Food Lion because they don't double coupons or offer a lot of BOGO deals, but I've done really well shopping there regardless.

Trip summary: I did two transactions to maximize my number of FREEBIES. I also had some coupons that could not be used together in the same transaction. I was able to get 3 FREE Hidden Valley Ranch; 2 from the deal and 1 by coupon. Go to GatherRoundTheGrill to get FREE item coupons to use when buying KingsFord.

I bought 1 whole chicken, 3 bottles of Hidden Valley Ranch (FREE), 10lbs of Russet potatoes, 3 gallons of skim milk (almost $15!), 4 boxes of FL Mac&Cheese (FREE), 2 cans of Campbell's Chicken noodle (FREE), 1 box of ice cream pops, approx 4lbs of ground chuck, 2 small containers of Skinny Cow ice cream (25 cents total), 2 bags of KingsFord briquets, 2lbs of carrots, 2 18oz boxes of Cheerios, 1 Vlasic pickle spears, and 3lbs of pork ribs (just $1.30!).

Total before savings and coupons: $102.52
Total out of pocket: $57.98
saved 42% --- I may have saved even more; when my Food Lion does markdowns, they only show the lowest price on the receipt, not the original, higher price. I was also glad I did this in Georgia; very little food tax helps with the savings.

Mail Call! Dove Men+Care

I got a nice little sample in the mail from Walmart. It is a 1.8oz bottle of Dove Men+Care body and face wash. These little bottles are great for traveling, gift baskets, and stocking guest bathrooms. This sample is still available! Go here to get yours.

Click Walmart below this post to see all of my Walmart posts; there are other samples available now too!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bi-lo --- saved 54%

Bi-lo is open really late and it's just across the street, so I stopped by there too on Wednesday night. Since it was late, I didn't pick up much.

Trip summary: I bought 2 4lb bags of Dixie sugar and about 6lbs of pork chops. I haven't bought much pork lately, except for ham, because the prices have been outrageous. I try to pay under $2/lb.

Total before savings and coupons: $27.55
Total out of pocket: $12.70
saved 54% ---- it's nice being able to save on the essentials!

Publix --- saved 51%

Well, I had to go shopping solo yesterday. My friend had to work late :( I got to the store luckily before closing. I did two transactions.

Trip summary #1: I bought 4 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers. Grandpa loves the corn!

Total before savings and coupons: $9.76
Total out of pocket: $1.00
saved 90%

Trip summary #2: I bought 4 bags of Baked Lays and 10 cans of Campbells Chunky soup.

Total before savings: $40.77
Total out of pocket: $24.51
saved 40% --- not bad for no coupons!

Overall, I saved 51% this week!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Walmart samples! Eucerin, John Frieda, and Prilosec

FREE sample of Eucerin Skin Care -- you will have a choice of samples: Everyday Protection and Skin-Fortifying

FREE sample of John Frieda Root Awakening

FREE sample of Prilosec OTC -- you will be asked some health questions; these answers determine your eligibility to request the sample

Mail Call! P&G and Lane Bryant

Got some nice stuff in the mail today. I got another $15 off $15 coupon from Lane Bryant. They are having a sale right now, buy 1, get 1 50% off on all shorts and crops. I may have to go use this coupon!

I also got a nice sample box from Proctor and Gamble. It came from P&GEverydaySolutions through the P&GbrandSAMPLER section. You must be a member of P&GEverydaySolutions to request samples. The samples are great and you get some sweet coupons. I got a can of Iam's cat food, 3 Pampers diapers, and a sample of pink lemonade flavor Metamucil. I really like the $3 coupon for medium or large size Tide and the $1 coupon off ANY Tide. I requested other samples, so I'll just have to wait to see if I get them. P&G does limit how often you can get samples; you'll need to wait at least 90 days inbetween requests.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mail Call! CVS

I've gotten two great flyers in the mail from CVS. The first one is a $1.50 store coupon for ANY Kotex! Since it is a store coupon, I can combine it with a manufacturer's coupon for extra savings. The second flyer was a new CVS card. CVS just spontaneously decided to send me one in case my old one was too ragged to use anymore. They also included a $5 off a $30 purchase coupon!

I got both these flyers by connecting my CVS online account to my CVS ExtraCare card. I highly recommend doing this. Last week, they emailed me a $4 off $20 purchase coupon and that wasn't the first time they have sent me special savings. When I went to check my CVS online account, they let me print out my quarterly earnings too! It's also worth a visit to check out their coupons: they are a mix of store and manufacturer coupons.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Publix ---- saved 76%

I've been going shopping with a friend most Wednesdays lately. I didn't really need anything this week, but I did help her find some good deals.

Trip summary:
I bought Muellers Whole Wheat spaghetti and a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (BOGO). I found a little coupon book at Food Lion yesterday with a .75 store coupon for B&J; look at the front for a "green" coupon book.

Total before savings: $5.21
Total out of pocket: $1.25
saved 76% ---- My friend saved about 45%; I'm getting really frustrated with the lack of good coupons in my area. It's making it hard to save more for her; she's a little pickier than I am about brands.

Walgreens --- saved 67%!

I went to Walgreens today. Needed some eggs, and Walgreens always has them for .99 around here (that's even cheaper than Aldi).

Trip summary:
I bought eggs, 3 Schick shave gels (free after RR this week), and 2 $30 bottles of Osteo Bi-flex (BOGO this week). I started out with $5 RR from earlier and did separate transactions for 2 of the Schick for more RR.

Total before savings and coupons: $75.80
Total out of pocket: $24.71
saved 67% --- I still have $3 RR for later

Sorry for the lack of updates this week!

My cat has been driving me insane! She won't let me sleep more than a few hours, and this has been going on for about 3 weeks. I've been unable to concentrate on anything, much less couponing/samples.

Luckily, we have come up with a solution. Now, that I've gotten some rest, posting will continue like usual!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pantene sample only for Vocalpoint members

Head over to Vocalpoint and grab this great sample for members only. The sample is Pantene shampoo and conditioner and you can choose from 4 different hair types. If you are not already a member of Vocalpoint, I highly recommend it. Vocalpoint has sent me some great samples and coupons while I have been a member.

2 new Earth Fare coupons!

FREE whole or cored pineapple with $5 purchase good until 4/13, not valid on organic

Take the Boot Challenge to get a coupon to trade in conventional shampoo for a 8 oz Desert Essence Organics shampoo -- good until 4/14

FREE Paper at Staples after rebate!

Grab this coupon and take it to Staples to get a FREE ream of copy paper after easy rebate. This offer is only good on Staples copy paper SKU 135855. Coupon is good until 4/10; one per household.

Monday, April 5, 2010

2 New Samples at Walmart: Dove and Kotex

FREE sample of Dove Men+Care Body Wash

FREE sample of U by Kotex

Kmart Super Doubles!

This week, some Kmarts will be having Super Doubles (please call before you leave to confirm with your store). If you have your ShopYourWay Rewards card, you can double 5 coupons per day! Best of all, you can double coupons valued up to $2 (doubles to $4)! This makes it really easy to get high dollar items free or cheap.

Make sure to scrounge around your coupon binders; coupons that come with samples and promotions and internet printable coupons are usually worth more than newspaper coupons. Time 2 Save has compiled a really great list of deals with newspaper and printable coupons here. Thanks, Time 2 Save!

**Make sure you let the clerk know which 5 coupons to double if you are using more than 5 coupons for your transaction! I suggest handing those over first.**

FREE Jarrow Supplement pack

Go here to get your FREE sample of Jarrow Supplements (look on the right side). There are multiple supplements to choose from and you will receive a 2 day supply. You'll also be added to their email list.

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Mail Call! Arm & Hammer and The Melting Pot

I got a nice little sample from Arm & Hammer today. It is a .9oz tube of their Advance White toothpaste in Brilliant Sparkle. They also included a special survey code; 100 of the survey takers will win an Arm & Hammer gift set. It looks like this sample is still available! Please see my earlier post here for directions.

I also got a flyer from a new restaurant nearby, The Melting Pot. It has a $20 coupon towards their new menu. They also have a membership club called Club Fondue. When you sign up, you'll get a FREE Chocolate Fondue for two! Sign up here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Win a tote from Earthbound Farm!

Just head here to take the Earthbound Farm Kitchen quiz. If you score a 100 on the quiz, you'll get a FREE tote! The totes ship in May. If you don't know the right answers, the quiz will let you keep trying till you get them all right. These totes are only available for a limited time and I don't know when this promotion will end. If you want one, head over there soon!

(Thanks, Wendy from Sweetie's Sweeps!)

FREE Butterfinger bar!

Head here to "file a claim" for your FREE Butterfinger bar! Only the first 100,000 will receive a coupon good for 1 2.1 oz bar. There is also an optional contest that you can enter (below the form).

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Two new samples from Walmart: Benefiber and Parent's Choice

FREE Parent's Choice Premium Infant Formula sample

FREE Benefiber Orange Powder sample -- it looks like the sample will be one of the travel size sticks

**A tip for expectant or new mothers: when you request samples/coupons from baby product manufacturers, NEVER say you will not use or buy their product. If you're not going to buy their product, why should they waste a sample or coupon on you? I'm not saying you should lie, but if there is any chance you will use their product, please tell them so.**

Bi-lo --- saved 74%!

I went to Bi-lo yesterday. I haven't done much shopping these last two weeks; the prep for my sister's wedding took up most all my time. Luckily, we had our stockpile to fall back on. I was even able to feed some of our friends, that came for the wedding, without any problems. Of course, now I need to build the stockpile back up!

Trip summary:
I bought a box of Kashi Heart to Heart cereal, Philadelphia creme cheese minis, an 8 1/2 pound ham shank, 6 boxes of Green Giant frozen veggies, and 7 bags of Green Giant Steamfresh veggies. I had some awesome coupons, so 9 of my 16 items were FREE!

Total before savings and coupons: $46.80
Total out of pocket: $12.15
saved 74%

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Olay giveaway for Facebook Fans

Olay is giving away 500 Olay Regenerist Starter Trio Kits tomorrow to their Facebook fans. The giveaway will be around 12pm EST (there is not an exact time). I suggest fanning Olay tonight in preparation for tomorrow. 

Their last giveaway went really fast, so good luck!

Mail Call! True Lemon

I got a nice little sample pack from True Lemon. It included two packs of True Lemon and one each of True Lime and True Orange. They also included a $1 coupon with NO expiration date! These products are not available at all grocery stores, so go here to find your local source. This sample is still available, get yours here!

Coupon reset coming soon!

It's almost the end of another month and that means coupons are going to be reset in the next few days. Some coupons will disappear and others will be printable again if you've already printed them (this can also apply to coupons that ran out of prints due to demand).

So head to your favorite coupon sites and get printing!

Also try manufacturer websites:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mail Call! Kashi

I got another nice little cereal sample from Kashi today. It's a box of GoLean Crunch in Honey Almond Flax flavor. They also included a $1 coupon for the TLC bars or cereal. I was surprised to see this sample, because I signed up for it after the promotion was supposed to have ended. If you would like to see if you'll get a sample too, go here. Just be aware that you may not receive anything!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Olay Rebate Offer + a deal this week!

Olay has a new rebate for 100% back on Olay Quench body lotion (any size except trial). You need to buy the lotion between 3/19 and 4/16 and send in the rebate form by 4/30. I love these rebates! I get a great item and ALL my money back (sans tax).

There is a great deal this week at Walgreens to take advantage of this rebate. The Olay Quench body lotion is on sale for $7.99 (reg. $9.99) and you get a FREE bottle of Olay Quench In-shower body lotion (reg. $4.99) with purchase! So, with the rebate, you'll get two FREE items and $7.99 back in the mail. Now, that alone is a great deal, but you can make it even sweeter by using coupons! Check the 2/14 RedPlum and 3/7 P&G inserts for $1 coupons. You should be able to use a coupon on both items, but some cashiers/stores may not allow this. In the end, you may be able to get both items for $5.99 AND get back $7.99 from Olay for a $2 profit (save even more if you have Register Rewards).

(Thanks to IHeartWags for the deal info!)

*Don't forget the Olay Pro-X $20 rebate is still ongoing!*

Mail Call! Vitamin Water and Kraft Philadelphia

I got a nice coupon for a FREE bottle of Vitamin Water. All I had to do was fill out a form on their Facebook page. This promotion has ended, but fan them on Facebook to get a jump on their next promotion.

I also got a coupon for FREE Kraft Philadelphia Minis and a $1/1 coupon for a friend or family member. Like I posted earlier, I got this coupon by being a member of Kraft First Taste. Kraft First Taste lets me try out new products and then share my opinions with Kraft and other members. If this sounds good to you, head here to join.

Mail Call! South Beach Living and Publix

I got a FREE sample of South Beach Living S'mores granola bar. They also included a $1 coupon for any one box that doesn't expire until the end of this year. Get your own sample here.

I also got a copy of Publix's GreenWise Market magazine in the mail. This magazine is great, because it contains store and manufacturer coupons. Remember, store and manufacturer coupons can be used together to save even more. Best of all, it's completely free! Go here to request your free subscription.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Try the new Kotex U with a great FREE sample! 3 other FREEBIES also available

Head over here to get a FREE sample pack of U by Kotex products. Each pack will contain:

1 U by Kotex CleanWear Regular Pad
1 U by Kotex Barely There Liner
2 U by Kotex Click Regular Tampons

Kotex is also good about throwing in coupons with their samples! Check the latest issue of All You for a $1 coupon for any U product.

If you haven't requested the other 3 FREE sample packs Kotex is offering, head here.

New FREE sample from Walmart - Rachael Ray's Nutrish

Walmart is now offering a FREE sample of Rachael Ray's Nutrish dog food. Some of the samples I've posted in the past are also still available.

FREE sample of UnderJams Night Wear -- you can pick from boy or girl and sizes s/m or l/xl

FREE Crest 3D whitestrips sample

Tide Plus Febreeze - if you've requested samples recently from P&G Everyday Solutions, you will not be able to request this

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mail Call! Beyond BodiHeat, Carefree, All You, and Champs

The great mail week continues!

I got a single pad sample of Beyond BodiHeat. They also included a $1 coupon (sadly, it cannot be used on single pads). Request your own sample here.

I also got a sample from Carefree. It is one of their Ultra Protection liners. They also included a $1 coupon for any of the Ultra Protection line (no trial size). I wish they had as good of samples as Kotex. Carefree glued the coupon directly onto the sample, arrgh! Get your sample here.

I received the latest issue of All You magazine. The April issue has $81.55 worth of coupons inside! I love this magazine! I don't know of any current subscription deals, but you can subscribe online or pick up a copy at Walmart.

I also got a flyer for $15 off a $50 purchase from Champs Sports. I'm a member of their VIP club, so I get special offers and discounts throughout the year. You can get this deal too! Just sign up for their VIP club here, then go here to print off your own $15 off a $50 purchase coupon!

Mail Call! Olay, Burt's Bees, Box Tops, and Kraft

I've gotten so much good mail this week!

I got a 2 oz sample of Olay Total Effects body wash from Walmart. I have to say I was surprised how much they sent. I hope you got your request in, because this promotion has ended.

I also got a .5 oz tube of Burt's Bees Natural toothpaste. This promotion has ended, but keep checking their website here, because I wouldn't be surprised if this offer returns in the future.

I received a $10 coupon book from Box Tops for Education. I'm diligent about saving the Box Tops to support my godkids' school. Go here to learn more about this program. To get your own coupon book, head to, then go to the Entertainment section. There you can request this coupon book, plus 2 others!

I also received the newest issue of Kraft's Food and Family magazine. This issue has more coupons than the last one, which I like, but I mainly get this magazine for the recipes. Go here to subscribe.
*If you know someone who gets the magazine, ask for their paper insert. It has a buy 1 year, get 1 free deal you can't get online!*

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FREE Redbox rental for St. Patty's day

Just become a fan of Redbox on Facebook and you can get a code for a FREE rental for March 17.

(Thanks, Coupon Saving Game!)

3 Great new Glade coupons!

Head over to Right@Home to print out the new Glade coupons. They want you to use these coupons on their new Relaxing Moments collection, so one of the coupons can only be used for that collection. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; often, new products have great sales/promotions soon after they are released, so a good sale should be on the horizon.

Save $1.50 on two Glade candles (excludes The Fragrance Collection) expires 4/15

Save $1.00 on Glade Relaxing Moments room spray expires 4/15

Buy one Glade Plugins Scented Oil refill, get one Plugins Scented Oil warmer FREE (excludes Lasting Impressions) expires 4/15

*There is NO size listed on the $1.50 coupon, so use it on the 2oz soy candles for the best deal!*

New Bath and Body Works coupon: FREE PocketBac with $10 purchase

FREE PocketBac up to $1.50 with any $10 purchase - valid till 3/28 (Thanks, Coupon Cravings!)

Two of the Bath and Body Works coupons I mentioned last week are still good! They are for the FREE lip care and the FREE travel size item. You can find them in my post here.

FREE Puffs Plus + a deal for Vocalpoint members

 I've talked about Vocalpoint on here before; they are great for giving samples, coupons, and letting you share information with other people looking for bargains.

If you're already a member, check your account for a new FREE sample (look in "try and tells"). The sample is Puffs Plus to-go pack. I'm hoping we'll also get a great coupon with it. It will arrive in about 3-5 weeks.

Not too long ago, some Vocalpoint members got a free sample of Pantene Nature Fusion Shampoo with 3 $2/1 coupons. Well, take those coupons to Kroger this week! The Nature Fusion is part of the Pantene sale at Krogers until 3/28, making them just .97 each after coupon! Thanks for the deal, Stretching A Buck!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mail Call! 3M Post-it

I got a nice free sample in the mail today from 3M. It's four of their Post-it Durable Tabs in two sizes. There's also a coupon for $1 off any durable tabs product. These are great for coupon binders. Request your own sample here before March 31.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

100% Refund on NeilMed's NasaDrops offer

Just buy NeilMed NasaDrops between March 1 and April 30, 2010 and submit the rebate form (with receipt and UPC) by May 15, 2010. You'll get 100% of the purchase price! The rebate is one per household and cannot be combined with other offers.

2 Great samples from Costco

It looks like anyone can get these samples; no Costco membership required!

FREE sample of Lever 2000
Get a $1 coupon here

FREE sample of Huggies Snug&Dry Diapers (2 included)
Go here to sign up for Huggies special offers mailing list

*It looks like the 2 Costco samples I mentioned here are also still available!*

Mail Call! ZonePerfect and Crest

I got my FREE ZonePerfect sample this week. It's caramel toffee flavor. I also got a $1.50 coupon for a box or 3 singles. This offer is still ongoing; check here for details.

I also got my FREE Crest 3D whitestrips sample from Walmart. It's two strips, one upper and one lower. Two coupons were included: $10 off one whitestrips box and $1 off Crest 3D white vivid or advanced vivid paste. It is also still available, just fill out the form here.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Coupons and Deals for the Mall

FREE Clean Start sample pack - take printed coupon to the Sephora counter at JCPenney THIS WEEKEND ONLY (Thanks, MojoSavings!)

FREE Bath and Body Works Lip Care item up to $7.50 with any purchase - must have valid student ID (Thanks, I Am A Money Magnet!)
FREE Home Fragrance or Signature Collection body care item up to $12.50 with any $15 purchase
FREE Signature Collection travel size item up to $5 with any purchase
(Thanks, MommySavesBig!)

FREE sample 3 pack of Pampers new Dry Max diapers with any purchase at Babies "R" Us - check your local ad here for some great printable coupons

Lane Bryant Ultimate Pant event - $20 off all pants and jeans and $10 off all crops - you can shop online and get it shipped free to your local store
Buy 1, Get 1 Free V-neck tunic from Lane Bryant - online only, you can use a gift cheque if you have one

Great new $1 produce coupon from Food Lion

Play the Shamrock game and you can print a $1 off a $3 green produce items coupon. Make sure you check that link next week because Food Lion states there will be a new coupon then.

*If your Publix considers Food Lion a competitor, you can use your coupon there!*

(Thanks, CouponersUnited!)

FREE $20 coupon book from Kraft and P&G

I love getting coupon books, so often they have coupons you can't get elsewhere. This new book from Kraft and P&G is ONLY available to select areas. Enter your zip code here to see if you qualify (sadly, I did not).

FREE samples!

FREE Vaska Herbatergent sample - just fan on Facebook and follow the link listed (Thanks, MomsbyHeart!)

FREE Arm & Hammer toothpaste sample - you must manually put in address bar (Thanks, Hip2Save!)

FREE Ink B Gone sample (Thanks, AThriftyMom !)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kraft First Taste: FREE Philadelphia Cream Cheese Minis!

I hope you all signed up with Kraft First Taste; they're the ones that sent me the FREE Oreo Double Stuf Cakesters coupon I mentioned here.

If you're a member, go check your account. Some members will be able to sign up for a coupon for FREE Philadelphia Minis (up to $2.29 value)! But don't despair, even if you don't get the FREE offer, you should be able to print out some nice coupons.

(Thanks, SouthernSavers!)

More Earth Fare coupons --- good Friday ONLY!

FREE bottle of Naked Juice with purchase

50% off the Olive Bar AND all fresh olives/antipasta in the Specialty Department

Remember, these coupons are good Friday, March 12 only!

2 New Earth Fare coupons for St. Patty's Day

I'm excited about these coupons! It is hard to get produce and meat coupons and these are really good ones.

Go here to print a coupon for FREE 5 pound bag of organic Russet potatoes with ANY purchase (expires 3/16) and a coupon to save an additional $1 per pound on Beef Brisket or Corned Brisket (expires 3/24).

Mail Call! Kashi and Fiber One

Got a nice little sample from Kashi today. It's a little miniature cereal box with Kashi's Heart to Heart warm cinnamon oat cereal inside. I also got a coupon for a FREE full size box (of the Heart to Heart cereal or crackers) and 3 $1.50 coupons for my friends. I got all this by being a member of Vocalpoint. Vocalpoint is great about giving samples and coupons. I don't know if they are still sending out Kashi samples, but members can print out a $1.50 coupon. Please consider joining if you haven't already!

I also got a sample of Fiber One chewy bars. I got the chocolate flavor. They also sent me a .75 coupon. I'm not sure who sent me this sample. If you like Fiber One, click this link to print out a $2 coupon for the Fiber One cereal.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Right @Home Gift Pack

Fill out the form here and if you're one of the first 10,000, you'll get a great spring cleaning gift pack from Right@Home.
The pack includes:
• One box of Ziploc® Brand Storage Bags (quart size)
• One Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel
• One pouch of Pledge® Multi Surface Wipes 

If you've gotten a gift pack from them in the last 180 days, you are ineligible for this offer. When you register, it won't say if you're one of the 10,000; you'll just have to see if you get it. They will be mailed by June 15.

Don't forget to grab all their great coupons!

(Thanks, SouthernSavers!)

Shopko 20% off sale for Facebook fans ONLY

Shopko is having a Friends & Family event just for their Facebook fans on March 14 and 15. Fan them on Facebook and just check the "Events" tab on March 13 to get your 20% off code! This special is online only.

Monday, March 8, 2010

New samples from Walmart: Underjams and Lever 2000

FREE sample of UnderJams Night Wear -- you can pick from boy or girl and sizes s/m or l/xl

FREE sample of Lever 2000 -- if you like the sample, head here for a $1 coupon

Mail Call! Fekkai and Heluva Good!

I got my Fekkai Glossing Creme sample in the mail today. I like to get samples like this, for products I wouldn't normally buy. Sadly, this promotion has ended. I'll let you know if it pops up again in the future.

I also got a FREE item coupon from Heluva Good!. I got it by being a fan of their Facebook page. They are great about having special promotions. Be sure to fan them so you'll know about their next promotion!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bi-lo -- saved 85%!

My friends and I also went to Bi-lo. They did pretty well; one even got a catalina deal I didn't know about. I saved my shopping for later in the night.

Trip summary:
I had a raincheck for Bounty Basic single rolls BOGO. I bought 16 rolls (don't worry, they had plenty left).

Total before savings and coupon: $20.68
Total out of pocket: $3.07
saved 85% -- that's just .19 a roll! also this trip will go towards the $50 I need for the P&G $100 coupon book I mentioned here

Publix --- saved 62%

I did a mega shopping trip on Wednesday. I not only did my shopping, but also the shopping of two of my two stores! Whew, was that tiring.

Trip summary:
I bought 4 Bird's Eye steamfresh veggies, 2 boxes Mrs. Paul's fish sticks, 4 jars Publix jelly (for my sister's wedding), 2 dozen eggs, and the penny item, Publix oreos.

Total before savings and coupons: $29.85
Total out of pocket: $11.37
saved 62% --- the jelly was over half the bill, but Publix is the only place that has the flavor I needed

My friends also did well; one saved 25% (diapers are pricey, ouch) and the other about 45%.

Victoria's Secret -- saved 59% + FREE!

I went to Victoria's Secret because my coupon for a FREE Fragrance sampler was close to expiration. Don't forget to sign in at Pink Nation and print out your coupon. I also had a FREE panty with any Pink purchase coupon that they sent me in the mail.

Trip summary:
I bought some Pink lotion to go along with my free items. The fragrance sampler is completely free, no tax. I was also not charged tax on the free panty.

Total before savings and coupon: $16.06
Total out of pocket: $6.56
saved 59% -- please join Pink Nation if you haven't already; all members will get a special FREE gift when they hit 1 million members. I've also gotten a lot of free stuff just by being a member anyway.

Lane Bryant -- saved 56%

I made a quick trip to the mall today. I was hoping to use my Lane Bryant $15 off $15 coupon I got recently.

Trip summary:
I found a sweater and a summery shirt on clearance for $14.99 each. It was hard finding items I liked that weren't see-through or exorbitantly expensive.

Total before savings and coupon: $125.64
Total out of pocket: $55.69
saved 56%

Thursday, March 4, 2010

2 New Earth Fare coupons + Marcal deal

FREE Cibo Pesto with Earth Fare Pasta purchase -- only valid 3/5

Complete Earth Fare's Boot challenge and get a coupon to exchange Oreo cookies for FREE Earth Fare Organic Cream cookies (3 flavors available). Coupon is valid until 3/17.

Also, Earth Fare sells Marcal products. You've probably seen the great Marcal coupons that pop up in the paper inserts every once in awhile. There were Marcal coupons in the Smart Source 1/31 that expire 3/7. Use these coupons at Earth Fare to potentially score FREE toliet paper and FREE paper towels! Thanks to SouthernSavers for sharing this info.

BOGO Starburst coupon!

Just become a fan of Starburst on Facebook to get your coupon. This would go great with the Skittles coupon I mentioned here.

(Thanks, Bargain Briana!)

Mail Call! Purex 3-in-1

I got a sample of the new Purex 3-in-1 today. I had forgotten I requested this sample. There are 2 sheets included which are enough for 2 regular loads or 1 extra large load. I like the concept behind this new product that combines laundry detergent, fabric softener, and anti-static. I'm planning to try it this week.

Get your own sample here. A $1 coupon that expires 12/31/11 is also in the packet. If you like it, you can get another coupon by telling a friend about their contest here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Earth Fare coupon! 2 FREE items!

Print out this coupon to get a FREE Pound of Fresh Roasted Bulk Coffee AND a FREE box of Earth Fare Granola with purchase. This coupon expires 3/9. I love all the free stuff Earth Fare has had lately!

Mail Call! Cat's Pride

Remember the FREE Cat's Pride offer I posted last month? Well, I got my coupon for a FREE bag today. The coupon is for up to $7 and doesn't expire until 12/31/11! Best of all, there are still some coupons available. Just follow the instructions in my earlier post.

My baby Fudge is in the hospital overnight. I'm sure she will be happy to have FREE litter when she gets home. You can check out Fudge's profile here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

More Links to FREE stuff!

FREE Child Safety ID kit from Gerber Life (Thanks, The Prudent Patron!)

FREE Dove Haircare Sample (Thanks, Couponers United!)

FREE Bounce 4-in-1 Sample -- from Sam's Club, but no membership needed (Thanks, CouponCravings!)

FREE Tena Bladder Control Sample -- choose from 5 different styles (Thanks, MojoSavings!)

FREE Lancome Gloss -- from Nordstroms, see link for details (Thanks, MomsbyHeart!)

FREE Food offers for you and your dog!

FREE Crispy Breaded Fish from Long John Silver's -- just play the game here (Thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

FREE Emergen-C sample and recipe -- choose from 4 flavors (Thanks, MojoSavings!)

Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Skittles coupon -- just Fan them on Facebook (Thanks, CommonSenseWithMoney!)

FREE sample of Animal Pump Dietary Supplement Drink (Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Don't forget to get something for man's best friend! If you don't have a dog, your local animal shelter would also appreciate some free stuff.

Two FREE cans of Halo dog food coupon -- just sign up for email newsletter (Thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

FREE sample of Beneful Incredibites -- another great sample from Walmart (Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Mail Call! Gillette and Lane Bryant

I got a FREE Gillette Fusion razor in the mail today. I don't really know why I got this, but I think it might have been sent from P&G Everyday Solutions. They have sent me free samples in the past, and you can get some too by signing up here.

I also got a new catalog from Lane Bryant. Inside was a $15 off a $15 purchase coupon! This is the third such coupon I've gotten in the last month or so. I hope this trend continues! Sign up with Lane Bryant to get on their mailing list and you might get one in the future.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mail Call! Breathe Right, Betty Crocker, and Just for Men

I got 2 FREE Breathe Right samples in the mail today. They also included a $1 coupon for ANY Breathe Right product that doesn't expire until 3/31/11! This sample is still available right here.

I also got a nice coupon booklet from Betty Crocker. It has $10 worth of coupons inside. They don't expire until 5/30 and they can all be doubled (if your store allows). They said it was thanks for being a member; that's so sweet. If you're not already a member, please do sign up at to get special mailings and access to great coupons.

I also got a mailer from Just for Men. This was a surprise because I have never bought their products or requested anything from them. Inside was a coupon for a FREE box up to $9.50 that doesn't expire until 11/30! Best of all, you can get a FREE box too! Just go here to print out a mail-in rebate form for up to $9.50 back when you buy Just for Men Haircolor or Color Gel.

FREE Vitamin Water!

Go to Vitamin Water's Facebook page to sign up for a FREE Vitamin Water coupon. The coupon will be mailed to the first 100,000.

(Thanks, SouthernSavers!)

New EarthGrains coupon!

EarthGrains has a new .75 coupon available. Just go to their Facebook page and look under the Coupon tab. Make sure to print two!

FREE ZonePerfect bar promotion extended!

The FREE bar I discussed here has been extended by an additional 6,000 bars! If you weren't able to get one the first go around, hurry and get one now! See ZonePerfect's Facebook page for details.

Nabisco Facebook coupon now available!

The Nabisco Facebook coupon I mentioned here is now available. The coupon is for the first 500,000 and expires 3/4. This isn't the best coupon deal in the world, but if you're buying milk and cookies in the next few days anyway, make sure you print it out.

FREE Gift Cards from Saks and Talbots

Get a $10 Itunes gift card FREE from Saks. This deal ends TODAY, so you'll have to be fast. Just enter the Conde Nast Details Magazine sweepstakes and print out your confirmation page at the end. Take it to your local Saks 5th Avenue store's Men's Contemporary department and get your card. Easy as pie!

(Thanks, MojoSavings!)
*I did this deal Saturday while traveling. You may be asked to sign up for their email list at the store; it is free and just takes a few seconds. I have to say the employees at Saks were so nice, wish we had one close by.* 

Get a FREE $5 Talbots gift card until 3/24. All you have to do is try on a pair of pants. See details here.
(Thanks, AThriftyMom!)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Walgreens ----- saved 79%

I wasn't planning to go to Walgreens this week. I've been doing really well at Walgreens lately, so I didn't think we needed much. Wrong! Good thing I had about $17.50 Register Rewards left.

Trip summary:
I bought Claritin D, 2 boxes Waldryl, lipgloss, valentine tumblers, 4 boxes Excedrin, Goody headbands, Spongebob calendar, 1 2 liter diet 7UP, and 6 2 liters of Canada Dry. I did 6 transactions.

Total before savings and coupons: $69.00
Total out of pocket: $14.25
saved 79% ---- I have $10 RR to use later. The RR deals on the headbands and Excedrin and the FREE 2liter diet 7UP deal run through this Saturday.

Food Lion ---- saved 40%

Food Lion is having a great deal on ground beef this week. I was very excited, so I made sure to go. See this post for info on the sale and a link to a meat coupon.

Trip summary:
I bought 1 gallon of milk ($5!), 9 lbs of ground beef, 10 lbs of chicken quarters, 1 quart chocolate milk, and 5 lbs of potatoes.

Total before savings and coupons: $37.72
Total out of pocket: $22.65
saved 40% ---- I'm very happy with these savings. It is very hard to save on meat usually. So, even if I spend quite a bit on meat this month, I will see a savings in the future when the price goes back up.

Bi-lo ---- saved 52%

Went to Bi-lo Wednesday to take advantage of the senior discount and use the rest of my Baked Lay coupons.

Trip summary:
I bought 10 bags of Baked Lays.

Total before savings and coupons: $38.60
Total out of pocket: $18.48
saved 52%

Target --- FREE storytelling on Saturday!

Tomorrow from 9 to 11am, all Target stores will be having a FREE Dr. Seuss Story Time. There will be food, games, and giveaways too. Please contact your local Target for more details.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Victoria's Secret Rewards Cards

Victoria's Secrets Rewards Cards are coming back on March 2. These will be in store, catalog, and online.

I love these cards. Basically, every time you make a purchase, you will get a card. I've even gotten a card when getting something for free with coupon. The card is usually worth at least $10 and up to $500. You have to wait a little while after getting the card to find out how much it is worth. I'm sure a lot of people end up forgetting about them. That's sad, because these cards are like free money! See the announcement here.

(Thanks, MojoSavings!)

FREE samples: Prilosec and True Lemon

FREE sample of Prilosec OTC Another Link (Thanks, Couponingfor4!)

FREE sample of True Lemon great for flavoring water! (Thanks, MummyDeals!)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

FREE samples: Carefree and Beech-Nut

FREE Carefree Liners get a $1 coupon while you're there (Thanks, Fistful of Coupons!)

FREE Beech-Nut Toddler Welcome Kit just have to sign up for their enewsletter (Thanks, Couponingfor4!)

Jennie-O Turkey Rebate

Head over here and if you're one of the first 25,000 registered users, Jennie-O will give you a rebate for the price of one product (up to $5)! There is also a contest going on to win a year's supply of Jennie-O products and a one year gym membership. Entering is very easy; go here for more details.

Clearance at Food Lion

I stopped over at Food Lion this afternoon to get some meat. 73% Lean Ground Beef is only $1.37/lb this week! My stockup price is anything below $1.99/lb, so I was pretty excited. Plus, Food Lion has a coupon available for $1 off a $5 meat purchase if you subscribe to their email newsletter!

Now, while I was in there I noticed a lot of clearance stickers. They are orange and rectangular and fairly easy to spot. Sometimes they will cover the original barcode with the clearance sticker if you don't see one on the front of an item. Food Lion is marking down a lot of items right now. I found meat and milk on clearance, that doesn't happen often. The lactose free milk, which is usually very pricey, was only about $1.50 for a half gallon. I was even able to get 10 pounds of chicken for only $3.79.

When you go to your local Food Lion, there should be signs up talking about the markdowns. If you don't see any, please speak to a manager or employee. They may be able to help you snag a great deal!

**See this page on SouthernSavers to print the coupon if you are not a current Food Lion email subscriber**

Don't forget about the FREE Olay Regenerist Starter Trio sets!!!!

Olay will start giving away the FREE Olay Regenerist Starter Trio sets to the first 1,000 in just an hour at 12pm Eastern! Head here to try your luck. Good Luck!

New Earth Fare coupon

Make your own healthy pizza with some help from Earth Fare. Take this coupon to get FREE Earth Fare Pizza Dough and FREE Rio Briati Mozzarella when you buy Earth Fare Pasta Sauce. This great coupon lasts until 3/2.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FREE Olay Regenerist Starter Trio

As part of the Olay Bonus Event, they will be giving away 1,000 Olay Regenerist Starter Trio sets tomorrow! Just make sure you go here at 12pm Eastern to sign up. Only the first 1,000 will get lucky.

To see what other offers Olay has in store, go here. You'll find rebate forms and some great coupons.

FREE samples: Mystical Monkey and Pampers

FREE sample of Mystical Monkey All-Purpose Cleaner (Thanks, The Prudent Patron!)

FREE sample of Pampers Max Dry Diapers You will need to be a member of Sam's Club, have your membership card handy (Thanks, KC Penny Pinchin Mama!)

Great new Target coupons!

Target has $20 worth of new coupons for major brands like Kraft and Nabisco available here. If you're interested in any of these coupons, make sure you print them out this week. The coupons will disappear after the 27th!

(Thanks, CouponSavingGame!)

FREE sample Zone Perfect Indulgence Bar

Go here and become a fan of Zone Perfect's Facebook page. They will be sending free samples to the first 30,000 fans! They are also donating $1 for each of these fans to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Look under the Zone Perfect tab for details.

(Thanks, DealSeekingMom!)

Monday, February 22, 2010

FREE Pancakes at IHOP tomorrow!

Tomorrow is National Pancake Day. In its honor, IHOP will be giving 3 free short stack pancakes to each customer! This deal runs from 7am to 10pm tomorrow only. Please make a donation for your local Children's Miracle Network hospital(s) while you're there.

FREE Samples Galore!

FREE travel size sample Castiva Arthritis Pain Relief (Thanks, MojoSavings!)

FREE Don't disturb me sleep aid sample (Thanks, MojoSavings!)

FREE Tropical Breeze for Men fragrance sample (Thanks, Hip2Save!)

FREE sample of Olay Total Effects Body Wash (Thanks, CouponGeek!)

FREE sample of South Beach Living Fiber Fit S'mores bar (check Yes) (Thanks, BargainBriana!)

Mail Call! Excedrin, Kraft, Office Depot, and Bealls Outlet

Today in the mail, I got a coupon for a FREE box of Excedrin! See my earlier post here to get your own. If you get the $2 coupon, use it this week at Walgreens on Excedrin Menstrual 20 ct for a $1.50 moneymaker.

I also got a letter from Kraft First Taste. They sent me a coupon for a FREE pack of Double Stuf Oreo Cakesters and a $1 off coupon for the same. Kraft First Taste is great for getting early information on new products and giving feedback to Kraft. Also, sometimes you get free stuff! Sign up here to join Kraft First Taste.

I got a little booklet from Office Depot today too. It has 3 coupons: $25 off a HP laserjet printer, $10 off $50, and $15 off $75. These coupons are timely, because right now Office Depot has some items buy 2, get 1 free.

Got a mailer from Bealls Outlet. Our Goody's closed and this is the store that took its place. Their grand opening is this week, so they sent me a $10 off $40 coupon. They also let me know that they will be giving out FREE $5 gift cards to the first 300 customers on Friday and Saturday. I've never been to this store before, but maybe I'll go check it out.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

$5 coupon for World's Best Cat Litter

Go here to print the coupon. Don't forget there is a mail-in rebate for up to $12.99 on this litter! Most rebates don't count coupons, so you should still be able to get the full amount back!

(Thanks, SouthernSavers!)

2 Nice Freebies

FREE Charmin Toilet Roll Extender (Thanks, CouponersUnited!)

FREE Kamikaze Cleaning ebook, just sign up for the Busy Homemaker newsletter (Thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

$100 P&G Coupon Savings Book

If you like coupons and P&G products, this little book will be great for you. It is pretty easy to get; buy $50 worth of P&G products between 2/1 and 4/15, then fill out the form and send it in with your receipts. You'll receive a coupon book with $100 in coupons for P&G products.

I know that doesn't sound very exciting. However, the $50 is BEFORE coupons and discounts! With the right combination of sales and coupons, you'll have very little out of pocket (I'm shooting for $10 or less personally). The coupon book has some nice high dollar and BOGO coupons, so it is worth getting. I don't think anyone has gotten their book yet, but it is possible that these coupons will even double.

The form you'll need to fill out and a list of the coupons inside can be found here.

FREE Rouge Magazine! Comes with Coupons!

Lord knows I love free. I like it even better when I can save money too. If you like either of these two things, you'll want to sign up for Rouge.

Rouge is free to sign up for. It is offered by Proctor & Gamble, who put coupons for their brands in each issue. I love P&G products and can always use more coupons. While you wait for your issues to arrive, check out the Winter issue at the main site.

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

**Rouge is also available to Canadians! Just go here to pick from English or French text.**

Friday, February 19, 2010

Victoria's Secret --- FREE Deluxe Fragrance Sampler + more

Head over to Pink Nation to print out a coupon for a FREE Deluxe Fragrance Sampler (you must be a member). There's no other purchase necessary and you have until March 8 to get it.
(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

If you're not a member of Pink Nation, sign up soon. When they hit 1 million members, all current members will get a FREE GIFT! They are already over 900,000 so hurry! New members also get a coupon for $10 off a $35 Pink purchase. Then, print out your special invite to the Spring Breakout, a special shopping night February 21 6:30-8:30 pm. There will be prizes and a $5 limited edition tank.

FREE sample of Crest 3D WhiteStrips

This is another great Walmart sample. Get your own here!

(Thanks, DealSeekingMom!)

New Olay $15 Rebate

Olay has another great rebate for $15. This time it is for purchasing 3 facial moisturizers, treatments, cleansers; body and hand lotions, body washes and 6+ bar packs by March 12. The rebate form can be found here.

Keep this rebate in mind while shopping this weekend and keep an eye out for deals. I'll be looking for deals at the drugstores, but anywhere could have a deal. My Publix has some Olay facial cleansers on clearance 2/6.99 (that's only $10.49 for 3!). Don't forget you can use coupons with this rebate too!

Buy Pyrex, get FREE Music!

I've been looking at Pyrex lately and found this great offer: buy $30 worth of Pyrex between July 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010 and you can get 30 FREE music downloads! Just fill out the online form here and follow the directions on how to mail in your receipts/UPCs.

This is great if you'll be buying Pyrex for a gift or even for yourself!

Mail Call! Puffs

I got a postcard from Puffs today. It had a $1 coupon off a single Puffs. Unfortunately, it expires 2/28, so I may not be able to use it. Oh, well, still nice to get.

If you'ld like to get on Puffs mailing list, visit P&G Everyday Solutions. You can also sign up for some great free samples.

CVS ---- saved 83%!

I went to CVS Wednesday on the way to pick up my friend to go to Publix. I knew CVS has a deal running till 2/20 on Glade items, buy $12 worth and get $4 ECB. The items in the sale are running at $6 or 2/$6, so $12 is not hard to hit. The Glade Sense and Spray is in this deal too; get the coupon I mention here before you go! There are also some awesome coupons in the 2-7 SmartSource.

I feel cursed sometimes when it comes to CVS. I have a very hard time getting deals because the items I want are always out of stock, and I do mean always. I have rainchecks from last year I haven't been able to use and I've gone to 5+ CVS's in my area.

Luckily, there were some Glade items left on the shelves this time!

Trip summary:
I bought 3 Glade Reed Diffusers and 1 10oz candle in 2 transactions to lower my out of pocket. I also had a $2 ECB (quarterly) and a $1 ECB from scanning my GreenBagTag. Regular price for these items is $9.99.

Total before savings and coupons: $39.96
Total out of pocket: $6.94
saved 83% + a $4 ECB for next time -- I also used a $25 gift card from transferring a prescription to pay

Publix ----- saved 68%!

I also went to Publix Wednesday. I went with Mom and a friend for the senior discount and the great Viva Italia sale going on now. This sale covers Progresso, Green Giant, Muir Glen, Pillbury, and Totinos items. Publix also has a coupon sheet available with store coupons for some of the brands in the sale and a great $5 off coupon for buying 20 items! You can get most of the coupons here, look in store for the $5 one. There should be a display in your Publix or you can ask at the service desk. These store coupons can be combined with manufacturer coupons for maximum savings.

Trip summary:
I bought 18 boxes of Green Giant frozen veggies. I also bought 3 Pillsbury cinnamon rolls (there is a $1 store coupon on the Viva Italia sheet). I also got some jelly for my sister's wedding reception.

Total before savings and coupons: $39.72
Total out of pocket: $12.35
saved 68% ---- my friend saved about 55% this time!

Bi-lo ----- saved 53%

I went shopping Wednesday for just a few items. I like Wednesday, because seniors, like Mom, get a discount at Bi-lo and Publix.  For Bi-lo, you will need a special loyalty card to get the discount; just check with the service desk at your store. Photo Id is good enough at Publix.

Trip summary:
I got 11 bags of Baked Lays. They are part of the 8 week Price Lock sale Bi-lo has right now. I also got a FREE box of SH Chocolate Pudding Sugar Free (for filling out the Bi-lo receipt survey).

Total before savings and coupons: $43.26
Total out of pocket: $20.22
saved 53%

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mail Call! Uni-ball, Country Bob's, and Texas

I got my FREE Uni-ball pen today. Amazingly, this offer is still available! Just go here for more details.

I also got a coupon from Country Bob's for a FREE 13oz bottle. You can get your own coupon by visiting their site here (check the upper right corner). This brand is not sold everywhere, but Walmart does seem to carry it around where I live.

I got a tourist guide from the State of Texas today. I don't remember requesting this. If you're planning a trip, do remember that these guides are free and packed full of information. Check with the Department of Transportation in the state(s) you will be visiting to get your own.

Earth Fare coupon -- good FRIDAY ONLY!

Go here to print out a coupon for a FREE pre-made deli sandwich with ANY purchase. This coupon is only good Friday, 2/19. Don't forget to take the other Earth Fare coupons with you!

FREE Redbox rental courtesy of Gorton's

Just buy two Gorton's items at Walgreens, and you'll get a FREE one night rental from Redbox! The coupon will print out at the register just like a register reward. This deal runs until 3/14. Go here to find your nearest Redbox rental location.

**Use the Gorton's coupons from the 1/24 SmartSource and February All You magazine to make this an even sweeter deal!**

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Great new coupons for Glade and Betty Crocker!

RightatHome has a new printable coupon for $3 off Glade Sense and Spray here. This is great to use on the sale this week at CVS!

Betty Crocker has some new high value coupons for their cake, cookie, and brownie mix. There's coupons for some of their other brands too. Becentsable has a great list of these and other baking item coupons now available. (Thanks, Becentsable!)

Mail Call! Betty Crocker

I got a calendar from Betty Crocker today. It has some tasty looking recipes, but sadly, no coupons. This calendar is still available, just go here and sign up for their email newsletter.

Two New Earth Fare coupons!

$5 off 3 liter tin of Earth Fare Organic Olive Oil good 2/17-2/23

FREE 16oz frozen blueberries with ANY purchase good 2/18-2/21 only at select stores (see coupon for details)

Free recipe book from SeaPak!

Go here to sign up for your free SeaPak recipe book with 15 meals costing under $10. Supplies are limited and expect it in 3-4 weeks.

Free Samples: Nestle, Berres Brothers, and Lemonheads

Get a free sample of Nestle Abuelita Granulado and print out a .75 coupon! (Thanks, The Prudent Patron!)

Request a catalog and free sample of Highlander Grogg from Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, just use promo code 21 RR. (Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Get a free sample of the new Lemonhead & Friends Tropical Chewy flavor. (Thanks, Fistful of Coupons!)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New coupons! Del Monte &

Go here to print a $1/4 Del Monte products coupon! These go great with a BOGO sale! has some new coupons available! These coupons go on your shopper loyalty card; the service works with multiple stores when the card is swiped (I use it with Kroger). Best of all, these coupons can be stacked with store AND manufacturer coupons! The new coupons include Betty Crocker and Pillsbury; these items are part of the "buy 10, get $3 off instantly" deal at Kroger this week! Head to Cellfire for even more coupons.

Freebies! Tide, Beyond BodiHeat, & Nabisco

Get your FREE sample of Tide (2 ways):

--Visit P&G Everyday Solutions to request this and other great samples (if you've requested recently, you won't be able to again for awhile) (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!)

-- Go here and enter the Design contest. Everyone entering qualifies for a FREE sample! (Thanks, Couponers United!)

Enter your email here and fill out a short survey to get a FREE sample of Beyond BodiHeat. (Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Become a fan of Nabisco Cookies Facebook page; they will be giving out coupons for FREE cookies when you buy a package and 2 gallons of milk starting March 1. It looks like this will be a regular promotion the first Monday of every month. (Thanks, MomsbyHeart!)

Mail Call! SweetLeaf and eBay

I got a nice little gift from SweetLeaf Sweetener today. It's a little pocket pack to help carry around 4 stevia sample packets that they included. There's also a 25% off coupon for BuyWisdom, their store with different stevia products and tea (I had no idea there was flavored stevia!). All I had to do to get this was become a fan of their Facebook page. This promotion is over, but fan their page and you'll have a jump on the next promotion.

I also got some coupons that I bought from an eBay seller. We go through a lot of cereal and it would be hard to acquire enough coupons without eBay and coupon clipping services. I paid about $5 for $15 worth of coupons. Now, that is only a $10 savings at first glance. However, when I combine these coupons with a sale, I should be able to save about $60! The coupons are even clipped for me (note that coupons can not be "sold", only the time/effort to get the coupon can be "bought").

Sorry for the lack of posts

Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple of days. I've been working on my Sister's wedding reception and I picked up a small stomach bug. The reception prep is going well and I'm better now, so posting will continue apace.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mail Call! Victoria's Secret and Sally Beauty Supply

Today, I got a nice little catalog and gift card from Victoria's Secret Pink Nation. The gift card is for a FREE Pink lace waist panty with ANY Pink purchase + $10 off a Pink bra! I've gotten at least 4 pairs of panties through deals like this since signing up with Pink Nation. Get your own membership (and a coupon for a FREE panty with any Pink purchase) here.

I also got a little catalog from Sally Beauty Supply. It included a 25% off your entire purchase coupon! I don't shop much at Sally since I do so well at Walgreens, but they do have really good salon quality items that I can't get at Walgreens. They also have a Beauty Club that allows you to save on any non-sale item in the store; if you are a professional stylist, they have a Pro Preferred Club that allows you to save even more! Please see an associate in-store or their website for more details.

Mail Call! Food Lion, Mariani, and Kotex

In the mail Friday, I got coupons from Food Lion. They are 3 store coupons for Dove's MEN+CARE items. I can use these with manufacturer coupons and save even more! Head over here to get a $1 manufacturer coupon from Dove.

I also got a FREE sample of dried plums (prunes) from Mariani. This sample is still available! Just go here and enter SUPERFRUIT where it asks for a promo code near the bottom of the page. Put in your info and wait for it to arrive.

I got another FREE sample pack from Kotex too. See how to get your own here. The last link is dead, try here instead (try all 3 if one is gone).

Friday, February 12, 2010

Food Lion Full Circle Sweepstakes --- $200 of Home360 items

Food Lion has a new sweepstakes to win $200 of their Home360 products. You can enter once per day. Please check the official rules, because not all states are eligible for this contest. $10 off $10 purchase code

Use code TEN4YOU to save $10 on a $10+ purchase at You will have to pay shipping, but this is still a great savings!

Use Ebates or ShopatHome to get back 3% (and get $5 if you're a new member).

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

FREE Fekkai Glossing Creme sample

Go here to fill out a form for your free sample. This sample is offered by Walmart, so while you're there check for any other samples you may have missed.

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

FREE Citraclear Dishwasher Softener Sample

Go here to sign up for your free sample of Citraclear Dishwasher Softener. Your sample should be enough for a few loads of dishes.

(Thanks, CouponersUnited!)

FREE Emergen-C sample

Fill out the form here for your free sample. You can also sign up for their email list to get future free samples.

(Thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

3 New FREE item coupons from Bath and Body Works

Look in the clearance section and for small items like nail files to use with these coupons. These coupons are also usable online.

FREE Signature Collection Body Care Item (up to $12) with any $10 purchase

FREE Anti-bacterial Soap (up to $5) with any $10 purchase

FREE Signature Collection Travel Size Item (up to $5) with ANY purchase

(Thanks, MomsbyHeart!)

FREE 10 Day Supply of BareMinerals

Take this coupon to the Sephora counter inside of JCPenney's to get your FREE 10 Day Supply of BareMinerals. You can choose from original or matte and 6 different shades, plus you'll get a baby buffing brush. If they run out, you'll get a custom sample of anything in the store! Wow!

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

FREE Excedrin coupon!

Go here and answer the question. Any answer but Excedrin will get you a coupon by mail for a FREE bottle of Excedrin (up to $5.99). If you answer Excedrin, you'll get to print a $2 coupon.

(Thanks, And Freebies For All!)

Mail Call! Coinstar

I got a $10 Amazon gift card in the mail from Coinstar today. Last year, Coinstar had a promotion where you would get an additional $10 gift card when you cashed in at least $40 in change for an Amazon gift card. I always exchange my change for Amazon gift cards anyway, because there is NO charge/fee for gift cards. The gift cards available vary by machine and location.

If you'ld like to be notified of Coinstar's future promotions, just go to their website here and enter your information. You can also look up the Coinstar locations closest to you.

FREE Youth Eye Complex sample

Head here to get your FREE sample courtesy of iSClinical. Supplies are limited, so go there soon!

(Thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

4 New Earth Fare coupons!

Earth Fare has 4 new coupons available.

FREE Organic Earth Fare Truffles with ANY floral purchase valid until 2/16

$1 on one 3-4oz Lobster Tail valid until 2/21

Save $3/lb on Piedmontese Tenderloin Filet valid until 2/21

FREE Rotisserie Chicken with any $10 purchase valid ONLY 2/12

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FREE World's Best Cat Litter after rebate

World's Best Cat Litter has a rebate to get back up to $12.99 on your purchase of their litter (FREE litter!, Fudge will be happy). Go here to get the rebate form. This is a limited time offer, so print out the form soon!

(Thanks, MojoSavings!)

Walgreens Friends and Family Day --- 15%-20% off!

On February 12, Walgreens will be having a "Friends and Family Day" with discounts of 15% on everything and 20% on Walgreens brand items. This discount can be combined with existing sales, coupons, and Register Rewards. You just need to show your "Friends and Family Day" coupon to the cashier before you're rung up.

There are two ways to get the discount coupon:
1) Check the Walgreens website tomorrow, February 11, for a printable coupon.
2) Text HEART to 21525 to get a coupon sent to your cell phone.

(Thanks, Common Sense With Money!)

Staples --- saved 99%

I ran out of black ink today, so I headed out to Staples. I made sure to take my Staples rewards and my Rewards card. I also took my old cartridge.

I knew my ink cartridge was cheaper than the amount of rewards I had. So, I looked around the endcaps. Staples is good about putting clearance or unadvertised sale items there. I decided to get 6 colored binder clips for $1.50 (about 50% off).

After rewards, I paid only .21! I'll also get $3 in rewards later for recycling my old ink cartridge and rewards for buying more ink. If you don't have your own Staples Rewards card, you can get one here.

Now, I can print out more coupons!

How I'm doing: January Savings

Starting January 1, I put my receipts into a spreadsheet to keep track of how much I have been saving. I tried to include ALL purchases, even gas and mall purchases. I didn't count family restaurant trips (we're not planning to stop those). I'm having a little trouble getting receipts from one family member, so my numbers are a little off. Also, I could only include the transactions I was aware of. I still think I'll be able to make my goal of 50% savings over this year.

Due to privacy, I won't give the exact numbers. But, I spent only $33 than the amount of coupons I used. So, I saved almost 23% using coupons alone. By shopping with sales, I was able to save an additional 53%. In total, I saved approximately 75.89% on all my and my family's purchases in January.

Combining coupons and sales has been so great for me and my family. We've been able to help our friends and donate to charity. Saving so much has also helped with our stress; there's no worry about running out of food or money before the month ends. I hope the rest of this year continues this trend.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

FREE Samples available from Costco!

There are two samples available now from Costco. They are both while supplies last and you must be over 18.

FREE sample of Nicorette Cinnamon Surge Coated Gum

FREE sample of Nature Made TripleFlex Caplets

Mail Call! Kotex, Save-a-lot, & Kleenex

I got a sample box from Kotex today. It had 3 tampons and 2 pantyliners inside. There was also a coupon for $1/1 Kotex product (any size and expires in over a year)! Click here to get your own samples. Don't forget about the FREE First Period Kit I mentioned yesterday!

I also got a nice coupon booklet from Save-a-lot and Proctor & Gamble. It has $15 worth of coupons inside. Most of the coupons have no size mentioned, can be doubled, and are higher value than usual. Best of all, they are manufacturer coupons that can be used at any store! This offer has ended, but there are printable coupons available here on Save-a-lot's website. Some are usable only at Save-a-lot, but there are some manufacturer coupons there too.

I got a sample of Kleenex today from Costco. Nothing very exciting, just some Kleenexes folded in a plastic zip bag. Not even any coupons. This offer is no longer available.

Monday, February 8, 2010

New $1.50/1 coupon for 8th Continent Soy Milk!

Friend Sara Lopez's "8th Continent's Soy-lebrity" Facebook and go to the Discussions tab and the Lopez <3s You topic. There you will find a link to print out a $1.50/1 coupon! Don't forget to use your back button to print it twice.

Mail Call! Nescafe, Stevia, & Oreo

I got 6 FREE samples of Nescafe Taster's Choice today. Each sample stick makes one cup of coffee and are all different flavors: gourmet roast, vanilla, hazelnut, decaffeinated, 100% Colombian, and original. They also enclosed a coupon for $1 off a 20 count or larger stick pack carton. Get your own samples here!

I also got 4 FREE packets of Stevia Extract In The Raw. They also included a couple of recipes and two .40 off one 50 count box coupons (no expiration date!). Ask on their Twitter and you could get your own sample (your mileage may vary)! A .40 coupon is also available on their website here.

I also got my FREE Oreo coupon from the recent Facebook promotion. In fact, I got two, although I don't know why (maybe they had extra?). Regardless, Grandpa will be happy! Join their Facebook so you won't miss out on their next promotion.

$25 prepaid card from Kia

Test drive a 2011 Kia Sorento between 2/8 and 3/15 and get a $25 prepaid card! Just print out the form here and take it with you to the dealership. The dealer will fill out the form and then you mail it in; you'll receive your card 6-8 weeks later. Print out the form now, just in case it disappears later.

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Free fragrance sampler from Victoria's Secret

Get a FREE Deluxe Fragrance Sampler from Victoria's Secret starting tomorrow, February 9. Just take the cover of the March 2010 Seventeen magazine or a printout of the home page to any participating Victoria's Secret (call before you go) to get yours. Only 25,000 samplers will be available, so don't delay. This ends March 8, or while supplies last.

(Thanks, Hip2Save !)

Don't forget to take the new Pink Nation coupons when you go!

Get a FREE Kotex First Period Kit for your daughter

Kotex is offering a FREE First Period Kit filled with product samples, an informative brochure, and coupons. This kit has been offered before and always seems to go fast; supplies are limited. You will have to pay $2.99 shipping and handling.

P&G's "We win, You win" Sweepstakes

Proctor & Gamble is having a new sweepstakes on Facebook. The prize is a year's worth (up to $300) of P&G's beauty products, such as Secret, Olay, Pantene, Covergirl, and Gillette Venus. Every time a US Olympian takes home a medal, more chances to win will be added! Entries can be made at any of the brands' Facebook pages; click here to go to Olay's page. Void in Maine and ends 2/28.

New coupon from Victoria's Secret plus FREE Panty for new members

Pink Nation has a new coupon for members: $10 off all long sleeved tees, cardigans, henleys, and crewneck sweatshirts. New members will also find a coupon for a FREE panty with any Pink purchase!

(Thanks, CouponersUnited!)

**I love Pink Nation! I have gotten at least 4 free panties just by being a member.**

Burt's Bees FREE sample

Burt's Bees has a new toothpaste: Multicare with Fluoride formula. Fill out the form here to get your free sample! Supplies are limited and should be in the mail within 8 weeks.

(Thanks, DealSeekingMom!)

Earth Fare Chattanooga --- Good News!

I posted awhile back about the party Earth Fare was having for the Super Bowl. Well, I had guests from out of town, so I didn't get to go. But, my friend went, and SHE WON THE TV! How great is that?! Congrats, Wanda!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Mail Call! Staples and Kmart

I got my ink rewards from Staples today. I recycle my ink cartridges at Staples and receive $3 for each one. You can recycle up to 10 each month for rewards, but Staples will recycle any beyond that too (just no rewards). You must be a member of Staples Rewards, but it is so worth it if you go through as much paper and ink as I do.

I also got a letter from Kmart. Inside was a coupon for a $10 gift card with a new or transferred prescription. These coupons are a good way to get "free" money for something you already have to have. I actually got a $10 gift card at Kmart earlier this week using a coupon from their weekly ad. These coupons are also periodically available at Target, Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens; CVS even accepts competitor coupons! A Walgreens prescription gift card is how I started out using Register Rewards, I used it as seed money. Please note that insurance and other factors can affect whether you are eligible for a gift card.

Get a FREE Box Tops for Education coupon booklet

Sign up here to join the Box Tops for Education email newsletter. They will send you a $10 coupon booklet in the mail in 6-8 weeks. This offer is only available to new subscribers and expires 3/1.

(Thanks, Fabulessly Frugal!)

Two New FREE Samples

Get 2 FREE Breathe Right Extra Samples here

Share your top laundry tip and get a FREE sample from Surf here

(Thanks, MomsbyHeart!)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Publix ---- saved 94%

As I said in my earlier post, I went shopping with a friend this week. I brought coupons for both of us. She was able to save about 50%! I gave her some of the stuff I bought too; I got out so cheap it would be criminal not to share! :)

Trip summary:
I bought 5lbs of Publix sugar (.01), 4 boxes of Special K, 2 Sobe water, 5 Knox Gelatin, 1 Heinz Ketchup, 2 French's mustard, Marzetti dip, 4 packs of Ball Park Franks, 2 packs of Smithfield bacon, 2 Heluva Good dip, and a special birthday surprise. I did get overage from the Knox and French's, but most of the savings were from BOGO and double coupons. We also got a senior discount because it was Wednesday.

Total before savings: 65.02
Total out of pocket: 4.10
saved 94% ---- our pre-tax total was $1.41, I wish Tennessee did not have such a high food tax

Walgreens ---- saved 96%!

Earlier this week, I went to shopping with a friend at Bi-lo, Publix, Earth Fare, and Walgreens. It was lots of fun, but extremely tiring.

I needed a couple of things at Walgreens, so I had a list, but we also raided the clearance section. I didn't have coupons for those items, but we saved about 50% on those items anyway.  It's always a good idea to check the clearance section!

Trip summary:
I bought 2 boxes of Osteo Bi-flex, 5 tubes of Sensodyne, 2 Bayer Breeze2 meters, 1 J&J bodywash(just $4!), 22 bars of soap (in 3 multipacks), 2 lipgloss, chips, eye drops, a hairnet, and about 10 filler items. I did three transactions to maximize my savings and Register Rewards.

Total before savings and Register Rewards: 283.55
Total out of pocket: 10.45
saved 96% ---- My friend went home with all the clearance items (it's good to shop with me :) ).

Rush Trip to Walgreens ---- saved 94%!

I've been out of town all day today and wasn't planning to do more shopping till next week. However, when I got home, I read on IHeartWags that there was a great deal at Walgreens: a $5 on your next order (OYNO) coupon with a purchase of $25+ at select 24-hour Walgreens.

I called up a friend who has just started couponing to meet me at the store. She didn't need $25 worth of stuff, but she did pick me up some coupons from the Atlanta Journal Constitution (yay!).

I got so much stuff that it was spilling out of the cart! I just kept trying to stuff more in there! Sorry about the lack of pictures, but it is horrible weather here and I didn't want to get wet taking pics.

Trip summary:
I got 12 boxes of cereal, 5 boxes of trash bags, 2 bottles of cooking oil, lip gloss, eye drops, and some filler items. I did two transactions to maximize my Register Reward usage and to get two $5 OYNO coupons.

Total before savings and RR: 115.52
Total out of pocket: 6.78
saved 94% ----- my friend was able to get some candy on clearance that spit out a $1RR (Hershey Bliss)

(Thanks, IHeartWags!)

Mail Call! Conagra & P.F. Chang's

I got a nice recipe and coupon booklet from Conagra today. You probably know Conagra as the makers of Hunt's and Healthy Choice among other brands. This booklet has $17 worth of coupons for their various products. This booklet is very popular and always goes fast. Click here to get your own! These coupons can also be used to save on the purchases needed for the Conagra rebate currently running.

(Thanks for the rebate info, MyPennyPile!)

I also received my 2010 Warrior Card from P.F Chang's. It will let me get 10% off my bill anytime I go. Membership is free and you can sign up for your own card here.