Friday, November 12, 2010

Cheap organic pumpkin puree

Amazon has a pack of 12 15-oz cans of Farmer's Market Foods organic pumpkin on sale for $20.40 right now. Select Subscribe & Save to get a 15% discount, making them only $17.34, or $1.44/can, which is pretty good for organic pumpkin, delivered to your door! I had a $5 giftcard from Swagbucks that I used to bring my total down. And as usual, you can cancel the Subscribe & Save option as soon as your items have shipped.

What are you going to make with so much pumpkin, you ask? What about pumpkin soup, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin cheesecake... so many yummy options!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Creamy salsa chicken

I've made this a few times this fall, and it's been a big success, even with the toddler! With a new baby in the house, I've become a fan of crockpot cooking. Just dump everything in the slow-cooker in the morning, and forget it until it's time for dinner.

We usually eat it as burritos the first night, and eat the leftovers over brown rice. Make sure you check the meat case when you're at the store: my SuperTarget almost always has coupons ($1.50 to $3 off) on meat that has a sell-by date a couple days away. This is when I stock up and freeze almost everything, I just keep some in the fridge to cook that night/the next day. You can keep the flavors interesting by using different salsas. I picked up a jar of peach salsa, and another one with artichoke. Can't wait to try them!

- 2-4 chicken breasts (could use another cut, it's just what I have in the freezer)
- 1/2 bag of frozen corn (about 2-3 cups I guess?)
- 1 jar of salsa
- 1 can black beans
- 1/2 to 1 brick cream cheese (I use either full fat or 1/3 less fat, it just depends on what I have in the fridge)

Put everyhing in the crockpot, and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Ta-da! Easy peasy! I've made it with the cream cheese added at the beginning, and added towards the end, and it tastes just the same.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Need labels? Check this out!

Who doesn't need labels, right? Maybe you need them for this coming holiday season? Or for daycare, be it for clothes/shoes or sippy cups/bottles? Maybe some cool photo stickers to show off your new baby? Return address labels, spice labels..  Man, I love labels... Check out this Plum District deal! You pay $25, and get a $50 credit at Label Daddy. Pretty neat!

Now... what combination of labels do I want to get...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Veggie Tales

Right now, you can get the Veggie Tales Deluxe DVD collection for $40 at Family Christian Stores! That's a fantastic deal! I missed the online deal, but it's still available in stores.

It comes with 10 DVD/stories, a plush Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato, a soft carrying case to keep all the DVDs together, and a cute Bob/Larry tin to hold all those goodies!

My toddler is now watching the Little Joe DVD, and she's really enjoying it!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Better Oats

We saw this new kind of oatmeal at the grocery store the other day, and thought we'd try it. The box includes 5 individual pouches, and you can use the pouch to measure the water, so it's easy to use for a quick breakfast at the office, no measuring cup needed! We got the maple and brown sugar variety, and my toddler is now addicted to the oatmeal! But that's an addiction we're fine with. The oats are whole grain oats, and there's extra antioxidants and flax seed. I don't know about you, but I loooooove flax seeds!

The box of 5 pouches retails for about $1.25/$1.50, so it's not that expensive when compared to good old Quaker oats, and I'm pretty sure it's much healthier. Head on over there to get a free coupon (thanks Money Saving Mom and EEEndeavers!), or "fan" them on Facebook and get a BOGO coupon!

Let me know what variety you tried, and how much you enjoyed it!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Coupon organization

Several people have asked me how they should organize their coupons. There are so many ways you could organize them, but I'll share the way that works for me.

I get several Sunday papers in order to get more than 1 set of inserts. Around here, the Sunday paper is $2, I believe. However, you can get it for $1.39 at Walgreens. We used to have 1 issue delivered through our subscription, then I'd buy 3 or 4 extra copies at Walgreens. But I recently discovered that the paper now offers extra Sunday issues for just $1 each, so I'm now receiving 5 issues of the paper (=5 sets of inserts) directly at my house, which makes it easier if you're having a lazy Sunday and don't feel like going shopping. So check with your paper's subscription department to see if they offer a similar deal!

Step 1
I start by writing the date on the front of the insert.

Step 2
I go through the whole insert, and then write the date of the last expiring coupon on the front page. In this case, we're looking at the 7/11 Smart Source insert The last coupon to expire in this insert will expire on 11/30. I go through the inserts every week or 2 to get rid of coupons that expired. And on 11/30, I'll just throw the whole insert out.

Step 3
I put the insert inside my coupon binder. I think I paid about $7 for this one at Walmart or Target. I have one tab per month, then one tab for last year's inserts with non-expired coupons, and tabs for some stores where I shop on a regular basis (Walgreens, Target, CVS…). As you can see from the water bottle sitting next to it, it's not a coupon binder that can fit in my purse. A couple friends refer to it as "the coupon suitcase"…

Step 4
Keep the binder in your car, and take it with you when you go shopping!
This system works really well for me. It allows me to keep the inserts whole, which makes using coupon databases much easier.

What about you? How do YOU organize your coupons?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Free Chick Fil A meal today!

But there is a catch... You need to dress up like a cow, because it's Cow-Appreciation day.

Very easy, just go here, and download the started kit to print cow ears, nose, tail... and just show up at Chick Fil A!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Supersoft Babylegs for $4.50!!

Babylegs is having a sale on various items. The most interesting one seems to be the Supersoft line (click on Warmers, then all the leg warmers collection show up), which is now priced at $9 a pair instead of $15. But wait! Buy 1 pair and use code Supersoft, and voila, you get another pair free!!!
I loved Babylegs when my daughter was smaller. We dabbled in cloth diapering, and it was great to have her wear just Babylegs, diaper changes were so easy. They're also super cute under a skirt. Ahh... so many uses...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day!!

I hope you're all enjoying a nice relaxing day with your families. Here is a list of Mother's Day deals I found on Slickdeals, enjoy!

  • Biggby Coffee
    Buy 1 Get 1 Free Thanks a5backi
  • Bob Evans
    Buy 1 Get 1 Wrap Thanks pennypound
  • Champps
    Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree Thanks abutcher
  • Claim Jumper Buy $50 or more of GCs, get $10 card + slice of cake
  • Dave & Busters
    Buy 1 Get 1 Entree & 1000 tickets Thanks maddiecheng
  • Denny's
    Free Pancake Puppies Sundae
  • First Watch
    Free Russell Stover Chocolates for Mom. Thanks pt4kdz
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
    Free $25 GC for future visit w/ purchase of brunch on Mother's Day
  • Fresh Choice
    Buy One Get One Free Meal. Thanks maddiecheng
  • Friendly's
    BOGO entree size Salad. Thanks SDPirates
  • IKEA
    Free Breakfast for Mom
  • Pei Wei
    Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree. Thanks vacaloca
  • Ruby Tuesday
    Mystery Gift for Mom. Thanks jasonaitor
  • Ruth's Chris
    $25 Gift Certificate for mom. YMMV, call ahead for locations
  • Smokey Bones
    Mom Eats Free. Thanks shaidaddy
  • TCBY
    Free Frozen Yogurt Cup/Cone for Moms. Thanks Gromit
  • Texas de Brazil
    Mothers Eat Free (w/ purch of dinner) Thanks Vegasrocks


  • Hallmark
    Free Mobile Greeting Card. Thanks Chase510 
  • Hancock Fabrics
    Free Rose on Mother's Day
  • HydroMassage
    Free Massage. May download coupon for future use
  • Nestles Creative "Gift Certificates" for kids to give mom. Thanks Yessie
  • Rite Aid
    Free photo mousepad (don't ahve to be a mom). Thanks persian_mafia
  • Daisy Trail
    Scrapbooking Materials for Mother's Day
  • Walgreen's
    Free 8x10 Collage Print. Thanks Cheapy Stuff

  • Banana RepublicSpend $75 - Get $25 Gift Card thanks pennypound
  • Bloomingdale's$25 off $100+ purchase for Mother's Day thanks organeshoess
  • Express$30 off $75 or $15 off $30 thanks epilepticx
  • Kohl'sFriends & Family Weekend 15% off thanks ltgeneralkasty
  • Michael's40% Off Printable Coupon thanks Jarritos
  • Office DepotPrintable $10 off $30 (all states) or $10 off $25 (CA only) thanks bpvh

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Walgreens, week of 4/25

Stayfree maxipads, 16 or 24-ct - $2.99, get a $2.99 RR
$1/1 in the May issue of Cosmopolitan
$1/1 in the February issue of Family Circle
$1/1 in the February issue of Woman's Day
$1/1 in the February issue of Good Housekeeping
♥ $1/1 printable here
$2/1 in the 3/28 SS

Plackers dental flossers, 90-ct – $2, get a $2 RR

♥ $0.50/1 in the 4/18 RP
Skintimate shave cream 6oz – $2.99, get a $2.99 RR

$2/1 in the April issue of Cosmopolitan
$1.50/2 in the 3/28 SS (**note that you will only receive one RR**)

Clio Beautytrim personal trimmer – $4.99, get a $4.99 RR

Scotch packing tape
use in-ad coupon to make it 99c (Walgreens coupon)
AND use the $1 IP here (manufacturer coupon)

Tone bodywash 18oz - $3.99, get a $3 RR

♥ $1 IP here
Beyer Contour or Breeze2 glucose monitor - $19.99, get a $10 RR

"up to $30/1" in the 10/29/09 RP
Hershey chocolate bar - $0.99 with in-ad coupon

**Dark chocolate bar only**
$1/1 in the 4/18 SS

Good deals
Schick Intuition Plus – $8.99, get a $3 RR
♠ $4/1 in the 4/25 SS

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 - $7.99, get a $5 RR

GasX Prevention - $4.99
♠ $2/1 in the May IVC coupon book (Walgreens coupon)
♠ AND use the $2/1 in the 4/25 SS (manufacturer coupon)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Free Right Guard deodorant

This week, there are 2 ways to get 2 Right Guard deodorants for free. Start by printing 2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 coupons here.

Option 1 - CVS
The deodorants are currently on sale for 2/$5, and earn a $2 ECB. Use the 2 coupons, and you end up paying $2 OOP (+tax), and earn a $2 ECB.

Option 2 - Rite Aid
This is better if you don't want to pay anything out of pocket. The deodorants are $4.49, BOGO. Use the 2 coupons, also use the $2/1 Rite Aid Video Value coupons, and that should give you $2.51 overage to use on the rest of your transaction. Don't forget to give the Video Value coupon last!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Target deals - week of 3/14

The Gillette Fusion or Venus Embrace/Breeze are on sale 2 for $14, and get a $5 giftcard. Use any combination of the following coupons, and you have several scenarios available! 2 Fusions, or 1 Fusion and 1 Venus and a free bodywash, or 2 Venus and a free bodywash.

♠ $4/1 Gillette Fusion in the 2/7 PG
♠ $2/1 Venus in the 2/7 PG
♠ free Olay bodywash when you buy a Venus razor, in the 2/7 PG

The New Moon (3-disc edition with deleted scenes and a bunch of other things that the 2-disc version doesn't have) goes on sale on Saturday for $19.99. If you buy both a New Moon DVD (any edition), and Twilight in Forks ($9.99), you get a $5 Target giftcard. Combine it with the $5 printable coupon for buying both, and that's like getting Twilight in Forks for free! Yes, I realize I'm a grown woman, and yet I will buy those 2 DVDs.

Walgreens, week of 3/14

Colgate Sensitive toothpaste - $3.99, get a $4 RR
$1/1 printable coupon here, or in the 3/7 SS

Revlon Matte eyeshadow – 40% off, and get a $5 RR when you buy $10

♥ $2/1 in the 2/21 SS
(get 4 eyeshadows ($4.99-40%= $2.99 x 4= $11.96 – 4 coupons= $3.96, and earn a $5 RR)

Bic Brightliner highlighter 5-pack – 49c w/ in-ad coupon

$1/2 from 8/9/09 SS
(Give the in-ad coupon last, and make sure you have something else in your cart to coverage that 2c overage!)

Good deals
Band Aids and Neosporin - $3 RR when you buy $10
Band Aids are $3, and Neosporin is $4

♠ $3/2 Neosporin AND Band Aids in the 2/21 SS
♠ $1/1 Band Aids in the 1/3 SS
(get 2 Band Aids and 1 Neosporin, use of each coupon above = pay $6+tax, and earn a $3 RR)

Vicks Dayquil/Nyquil – buy $15, get $5 RR – buy $20, get $10 RR

♠ $1.50/1 in the 2/7, 2/21, or 3/7 PG
(get 4 bottles at $5 each, use 4 coupons = pay $14, and earn a $10 RR)

Aveeno Ageless Vitality – $44.99, get a $10 RR

♠ $5 printable coupon here
♠ $10 rebate here
(=pay $39.99, earn a $10 RR, and submit for the $10 rebate = like paying $19.99)

Nature's Bounty vitamins/supplements – BOGO

♠ $1/1 in the 1/24 RP, 2/14 RP, or 3/14 RP. Also on

Sunday, March 7, 2010

CVS, week of 3/7

Nivea lip care - $2.99, get a $2.99 ECB (limit 1)
BOGO in the 2/7 RP (expires 3/7!!)

Oral B Cross Action toothbrush – $4, get a $4 ECB (limit 1)

$.75/1 in the 2/21 PG

Stayfree or Carefree pads (14-24ct) or pantiliners (38-60ct) – get a $2 ECB (limit 4)
BOGO (Stayfree) in the 1/3 RP
(=pay $3.89 for 2, get a $4 ECB)

Good deals
Buy a Gillette Fusion, Venus Embrace, or Venus Breeze razor - $8.99, get a $4 ECB (limit 1)
♠ $4/1 Gillette Fusion in the 2/7 PG
♠ $2/1 Venus Embrace or Spa Breeze in the 2/7 PG
♠ free Olay bodywash when you buy Venus Embrace or Breeze in the 2/7 PG

Pampers Cruisers – $22.99, get a $3 ECB (limit 1)

♠ $2/1 in the 2/21 PG
♠ $1.50/1 in the 2/7 PG

Pantene or Gillette hair care – 2/$6.97, get a $2 ECB (limit 2)

♠ $2/2 Pantene products in the 2/21 PG
♠ $1/2 Pantene products in the 2/7 PG

Prilosec OTC –$24.99, get a $5 ECB (limit 3)

♠ $3/1 in the 2/7 PG

Renu multipurpose solution (twinpack) – $12.99, get a $3 ECB (limit 3)

♠ $2/1 printable coupon here
♠ $1/1 in the 12/13 SS

Secret, Old Spice, or Gillette – $3.99, get a $1 ECB (limit 2)

♠ $4/2 Gillette deodorant in the 2/21 PG
♠ Buy Gillette deodorant, get Gillette bodywash free in the 2/21 PG
(=buy 2 Gillette deodorants and 2 Gillette bodywashes – use 1 $4/2 coupon, and 2 bodywash coupons)

Clearblue pregnancy test (2ct) – $12.99, get a $5 ECB (limit 1)

♠ $1/1 in the 2/21 PG

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Walgreens, week of 2/24

Good deals
Buy a Gillette Fusion or Venus razor - $8.99, get a $4RR
♠ $5/1 Gillette Fusion in the 2/7 PG
♠ $2/1 Venus Embrace or Spa Breeze in the 2/7 PG
♠ free Olay bodywash when you buy Venus Embrace or Breeze in the 2/7 PG

Prilosec OTC 20mg, 42ct – $24.99, get a $5RR
♠ $3/1 in the 2/7 PG

Various Glad trashbags - $5.99
♠ $1/1 in the February IVC coupon booklet

Hershey Pieces, 10-10.5oz = 2/$5 – spend $10, get a $5RR
♠ $1/1 in the 1/31 SS (get 4 bags and use 4 coupons)
♠ $1/1 in the 1/31 SS (get 4 bags and use 4 coupons)
= like spending $.25/bag after coupons and RR when you buy 4!

Special K bars = 2/$5 – buy 2, get a $3RR
♠ $1/2 in the 1/3 RP
= like spending $.50/box after coupons and RR when you buy 2!

♠ $1/1 Walgreens coupons in the February IVC coupon booklet

Friday, February 12, 2010

Free 8x10 collage print at Walgreens today!

Go to, create your free 8x10 collage print (regular price $3.99+tax), use code VDAY when you check out, and most importantly, don't forget to check out today!! You can pick it up in the store, and you don't have to pick it up today, you can go this weekend.

I've done those collages before, it's a nice way to get a few photos together to remember a first birthday party, a trip to the zoo, baby's first taste of "real food"...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Get a free cooler bag!

Go here to get a free Skinny Cow cooler bag! Hurry!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Walgreens, week of 1/24


Buy Johnson&Johnson Reach 55yard floss, or Reach Prevent toothbrush - $0.99 with in-ad coupon
♥ BOGO Reach toothbrush in the 12/6 RP or 1/3 RP
or ♥ $1/1 Reach toothbrush in the 10/18 RP
or ♥ $1/1 J&J floss in the 6/21 SS, 10/18 RP, or 1/3 RP

Buy Neosporin antibiotic ointment (.5oz) or 2 Neosporin lip health items – 2/$8, get a $3RR
♥ $3/1 lip health coupon printable coupon here
♥ $1/1 ointment printable here, or in the 1/3 SS insert
♥ $2/1 ointment Walgreens coupon in the Children's Activity Book

Buy Pert Plus shampoo – 2/$5, get a $2RR
♥ $1.50/1 Pert Plus for Men in the 1/24SS
♥ $1/1 Pert Plus in the 1/24 SS or here
(=free if you get 2 "for Men" shampoos, or $1 if you get the regular Pert Plus)

Sure deodorant/antiperspirant – 2/$3 with in-ad coupon
♥ $1.50/1 Sure for Men in the 1/24 SS
♥ $1/1 Sure in the 1/24 SS
(=free if you get 2 "for Men" deodorants, or $1 if you get the regular Sure)

Buy Sugar Free Theraflu 6-pack($3.99) & Decaf Lipton Tea Bags ($3.49) - $7.48, get a $4RR – Monthly deal!!
♥ $2/1 Theraflu printable coupon here
(or go here and use zipcode 30097), or 12/6 SS
&hearts Diabetes & You booklet $2/1 Theraflu coupon
(=pay $3.48, get a $4RR back)

Good deals

12-pack sodas (7 Up, A&W, Canada Dry, Sunkist, or Hawaiian Punch) – 3/$12, get a $4RR

2-liter sodas (7 Up, A&W, Canada Dry, Sunkist, or Hawaiian Punch) – 3/$4, get a $2RR

Spend $25 on Huggies or Enfamil, get a $5RR
♠ $1/1 Huggies diapers in the 1/17SS or here
♠ $2/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers printable coupon here
♠ $1/1Huggies diapers printable coupon here
♠ $.75 Huggies wipes printable coupon here
♠ $.50 Huggies wipes in the 1/17 SS
♠ $1/1 Huggies diapers or Pull Ups in the Children's Activity book

Dove or Snickers minis – 2/$6, get a $1RR
♠ $1/1 Dove in the 12/6 RP
Kellogg's cereal, Nutri-grain, Fiber Plus or Special K bars – 2/$5, get a $1RR
♠ $1/2 Special K bars in the 1/3 SS

Di Giorno pizza – 2/$10, get a free 2-liter Coca Cola
♠ $1.50/1 Di Giorno Ultimate Toppings in the 12/13 SS

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Walgreens - week of 12/27

Buy Colgate Max - $2.99, get a $2RR
♥ $1 in January All you magazine or printable coupon here

Buy Triaminic Thin Strips – 2/$10, get a $5RR
♥ $3/1 Triaminic Thin Strips in the 12/6 (use 2 coupons)
(=pay $4, get a $5RR back)

Buy Thermacare 1ct. - $2.49, get a $2.50RR
♥ $1/1 (any size) printable coupon here
(=pay $1.49, get a $2.50RR back)

Buy Sugar Free Theraflu ($3.99) & Decaf Lipton Tea Bags ($3.49) - $7.48, get a $4RR – Monthly deal!!
♥ $2/1 Theraflu printable coupon here (or go here and use zipcode 30097), or 12/6 SS
♥ Diabetes & You booklet $2/1 Theraflu coupon
(=pay $3.48, get a $4RR back)

Good deals

Buy Nivea Hydrating Shower gel 8.4oz - $4.99, get a $2RR

Buy Lubriderm 6 oz. - $3.79, BOGO 50% off
♠ $2/1 printable coupon here, or $2/1 MQ (1/10SS) (use 2 coupons)
♠ $1 Diabetes & You booklet (Walgreens coupon)
(=pay $0.32 for 2 Lubriderms)

Buy Kotex 48-64ct liners, 18ct tampons, 14-24 pads – 3/$10, get a $4RR
♠ $2/2 any Kotex product, or $1.50/2 Kotex liners or security tampons (1/10SS)
(= pay $8 or $8.50, get a $4RR)

Here's a neat deal you can do this week (thanks Slickdeals!):

  • Buy 2 Aveenos 2.5oz ($2.99x2 = $5.98)
  • Buy 2 Clean & Clear ($4.79x2 = $9.58)
  • Buy 4 Lubriderms 6oz ($3.79 x 4 = $15.16)
Total: $30.72 --- qualifies for the Johnson&Johnson rebate (spend $30, get $10 back, in the 1/10SS)

- use 2 $2 Aveeno coupons (1/10SS, and here) (=-$4)
- use 2 $2 Clean & Clear coupons (1/10SS, and here) (= -$4)
use 4 $2 Lubriderm coupons (1/10SS, and here) (= -$8)
- use 1 $1 Lubriderm coupon from the Diabetes & You booklet – Walgreens coupon (=-$4 automatically)

- register will take off $1.50 for the Aveeno BOGO 50% off
register will take off $2.40 for the Clean & Clear BOGO 50% off
register will take off $3.79 for the Lubriderm BOGO 50% off

Total = pay $3.03, and submit for the $10 rebate!!!

Free / cheap office supplies at Office Max – week of 1/10

Visit office max with your Max Perks card (free rewards card that you can get in the store or online):

Boise X-9 Paper 10 case ream sku 2140-2152 $37.99, get $35 bonus rewards (limit 2 cases)

Ascend 50ct Peel/seal Envelopes (sku2109-2826) $3.99, get $4 in rewards (limit 3 offers)

Sharpie Fine Point Black Markers 12pack sku 1000-0722 $5.99, get $6 in rewards (limit 3 offers)

Those deals are valid online and in stores. Great deals, and super cheap paper for all those coupons you're printing!!

Thanks to SUCHaDEAL over at Slickdeals.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pretty "Dave Ramsey envelopes"

If you follow the Dave Ramsey envelope system, you might be interested in this post to make pretty envelopes. I keep hearing good things about it from friends who do that system, and I'm tempted to start using it too. Especially with pretty envelopes...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tracking your savings

Every year I tell myself I'll start tracking my savings. Well, since I've started couponing, so the past 2 years, really! I do good for about a month, then I find that my spreadsheet isn't complete enough, or there's something about it I don't like. A fellow couponer shared this link today, and I really like it!! I'll need to add a line for buying my coupons, but I guess I can just list it as a store purchase.

Talking about coupons... be on the lookout for a $2.50 off 1 Electrasol/Finish in tomorrow's insert! This should make for cheeeeaaap dishwasher tabs!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Cricut machine at Amazon

I've been wanting a Cricut machine for a looong time, but couldn't bring myself to spend the money on it. Well, Amazon is having a great deal on the Expression (the upgraded model, that cuts 12"x24", instead of the regular 12"x12"). It comes in a bundle pack with a laminating machine, and is selling for $269.99!!