Friday, October 30, 2009

Taking another break from this blog...

This couldn't come at a worse time, as I know I just did my first giveaway and have been gaining a few new readers, but I gotta do what I gotta do. :( There's just a lot going on right now and, unfortunately, the blog is not high on the priority list. I don't know how long the break will be, but hopefully not too long. I just to get some other things taken care of first. I may still post Twitter updates occasionally, but can't promise that, either. I hope that when I come back, everyone will still be here! :) Lol. Have fun finding bargains!!


My first GIVEAWAY winner!

I used a random number generator by to select the winner of this 3-piece hand-made jewelry set by SmartJewels!!

A wonderful woman by the name of Michelle Smart owns a hand-made jewelry line, called "SmartJewels," and she has been gracious enough to offer to give one of my readers a complete 3-piece set, including matching earrings, bracelet, and necklace!! This retails for $42.00!! I am just totally excited and so very thankful to her for doing this. You can check out her entire line of jewelry at She is local to the Treasure Valley and is just an all-around great gal! So, even if you don't win, you should go check out her site, which is constantly being updated with stuff, and see what you can find! She has some great stuff for great prices! And, even if this set isn't particularly your style, you know it would make a GREAT gift for someone you love!

And the winner is...

Thanks for pointing that out to me! Lol. I still never managed to be able to fix it, though. Grr...any way, robin_titan, you have 48 hours to contact me and claim your prize! Just send me an email (using the "email me" link on my right sidebar) with your shipping info and I'll get it out to you!

Thanks everyone for entering! That was fun. :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Quick & easy Halloween craft!

Here is a super-easy Halloween craft. My boys made these spider headbands today and now I can't get them to take them off!

You will need a piece of black construction paper (maybe two, depending on how thick you cut the strips. Cut them along the width of the paper (so the strips are shorter, rather than longer) and cut two slightly thicker strips (these will become the headband) and eight thinner strips for the legs.

Simply staple the ends of the two thicker strips, measure them to your child's head, then staple the other ends. My tip would be to make it so that the staples face the outside of the headband so that they don't pull hair. You could also use tape, but I find the stapler easier.

Next, simply accordian fold the eight legs.

Glue one end of each leg onto the head band, four on each side.

Add some googly eyes and a mouth if you wish and voila! Your child is now a spider! Here is my oldest putting on his "I'm innocent" face, and still wearing his Bumblebee costume that we can't get him to take off. Lol.

Thank you Oprah!!

Do you watch Oprah? Well, if you do (and even if you don't), then you will be as ecstatic as me to find out today that you can go HERE to print a coupon for 50% off ANYTHING at Payless...courtesy of Oprah! ANYTHING in the store! No "buy one get one 1/2 off"....just 50% off! This is valid TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY! It expires Oct. 30th.

I am just so very sad that we no longer have a Payless in the Karcher Mall! They sell Payless in Shopko still don't they? Though I am not sure if that counts? It might have to be an actual Payless. Oh well...I'll be heading to the one towards Caldwell. I'm not wasting THIS coupon! Go print yours NOW!

Bear with me...

I know the site looks a little funny...I'm working on making some changes and kind of playing around with it while I figure out what I like best. So, just hang in there with me! Might take a few days to get it just right. In the mean time, everything should be working as far as links and stuff go, just might be difficult to read some of the content in the sidebars as I know it kind of runs in with the background. Again, I'm just kind of experimenting and I don't really get the chance to sit at the computer for extended periods of time, so I just have to kind of do a little bit here and a little bit there. Hopefully, when I'm done the site will look even better and will be more functional. Thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

THREE FREE 7x5, 40 PAGE photo books from ArtsCow!!

If you are an ArtsCow member (which you most definitely SHOULD be, because you get TONS of photo freebies) then you will LOVE this new deal they have! You can get THREE FREE 40 page (7x5) photo books! These are regularly $10.99 each! Here are the details of the product:

Our photo books are stitch bound (not glue bound), allowing you to flip pages and spread the book without having the binding crack. (Glue bound books often come apart especially in hot climates where the glue melts.)

  • 7" x 5" Hardcover with Die-cut Window (Landscape).
  • First 40 pages included.
  • Additional page $0.30/each.
  • 157gsm premium paper.
  • 100% acid free paper.
  • Double-sided printing.
  • Easy drag and drop images, themes, backgrounds, and control text placement.
  • Including lots of layouts, backgrounds and themes for you to choose.
Here's what you do:

1. Go HERE and log-in to your account (or create one if you are not registered).
2. Visit the "Credit & Discount" section under the "My Account" tab (at the top of the page in small print)
3. Enter coupon code: 40PAGEBOOK and click "Validate." The 3 free credits should now appear below in your credits info.
4. During checkout, the free credit(s) will be applied automatically!

You DO have to pay for shipping, which I am not sure what that will be, but my guess is this is STILL a great deal. You will want to order all three at once, though, so as not to have to pay three separate shipping charges.

If you are not familiar with, you should definitely check them out. These books are totally customizable with backgrounds, resizing images, borders, frames, embellishments, etc. I can't wait to get started on mine right now!

Most awesome giveaway EVER!

Alright, so if ever there was an awesome giveaway for us coupon shoppers....THIS IS IT!!

FabulesslyFrugal is giving away a FABULOUS coupon binder bag by StylinBinders!

It is a 3-ring coupon binder, disguised as a bag!! No more lugging that ugly binder into the store with you! The sides even open up so the binder can lie flat. I, personally, am SUPER excited about this. There are a bunch of different styles to choose from. You have to go to StylinBinders and see what all the hype is about! Then, head over HERE to FabulesslyFrugal for your chance to WIN one!

Wireless sensor bar for Wii--only $5!!

eForCity has a wireless sensor bar for Wii with coupon code SLICKGA1027!! Shipping appears to be free too!

*Upgrade your wired Wii sensor bar to a wireless replacement
*No need to add more cable to your wireless environment
*Self installation with a flip of the on/off switch
*Power by AAA batteries
*Automatically switch to power saving mode to conserve battery power

Thanks SlickDeals!!

Albertson's 10/28-11/03

HERE is this week's printable shopping list. As I mentioned before, there really is not very much to get excited about this week. I wasn't even very excited about the Walgreen's list this week. Just a REALLY slow week. Oh well...I am happy to have some time "off." :) What looks good to you at Albies this week? Anything?
**Not sure what this list is all about? Check out my "Using GrocerSmarts" page, HERE. Or, if you're new to the site or new to couponing, click HERE to go to the beginning to begin learning how YOU can save 60-90% on your grocery bill.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Albertson's Preview 10/28-11/03

HERE is this week's preview shopping list. Remember that this is Utah's list and only a preview, the Idaho version may vary slightly. The real list comes out on Wednesday, so wait until then to make your lists, just in case anything changes. Doublers have been confirmed in parts of Oregon and Washington, but not yet for Idaho. Sad..:( Hopefully soon...

So, what am I excited about this week? Well...not a whole heck of a lot. Looks like the Litehouse caramel dip is still on sale for $2.50, so if there ARE doublers and you missed out on getting some $.50 caramel dip last week, then you have another shot! Just use $1/1 (SS 8/30 or 9/20)

I might do the Buy 2, get 2 on the soda. I'll pick up some Sara Lee bread...some Weber marinade...maybe some Tyson Anytizers. Boy, that's really pretty much it for me. :( Another slow week at Albies. Doublers might make things a little more interesting, but we'll see. I guess it will be another week that it's easy to come under budget! :)

**Not sure what this list is all about? Check out my "Using GrocerSmarts" page, HERE. Or, if you're new to the site or new to couponing, click HERE to go to the beginning to begin learning how YOU can save 60-90% on your grocery bill. Yeah...seriously. :)

Diabetes & You coupon booklet at Walgreens

Yet another coupon booklet at Walgreens! This "Diabetes & You" booklet is filled with $60 worth of coupons that don't expire until 1/31/10! These are Walgreens STORE coupons and can be STACKED with manufacturer coupons for more savings! These should be found at the pharmacy. If you don't see them, just ask for one. :)

Here is a list of what coupons you'll find inside:

$1 off Natures Bounty Diabetes Support pack 30 packets
$0.50 off Curad Hold Tite bandages or Adhesive pads
$3 off JointFlex Arthritis Pain Relief Cream
$1 off Nature's Bounty Cinnamon 60 or 100 capsules
$2 off Lotrimin AF Antifungal
$2 off Kerasal Ointment 1oz
$3 off Lamisil
$2 off Theraflu Sugar-Free nighttime Severe Cold & Cough 6pk
$5 off Neuragen PN .17oz
Buy 2 Get $1.50 off Colgate Total or Total Advanced Toothpaste
$2 off Benefiber
$6 off Comfort Scanner Temporal Thermometer
$1.50 off BD Ultra-fine II Lancets
$5 off Bayer Contour test strips 25ct
$1 off BD Sharps container
$5 off Truetest Blood Glucose Test Strips 100pk
$1/2 Crystal Light Drink Mix .87oz or 2.1 oz OR On the go .6 or 1.4oz
$1/2 Nabisco - Triscuit, Wheat thins 10oz, Snackwells 6.75oz, 6pk 100 calorie pks
$0.50/1 Gluco Shot 2oz
$1 off Planters Peanuts 12oz
$5 off Accu Chek Aviva Blood Glucose monitor
$0.50/1 Ricola Sugar Free cough drops
$1.50 off Glucerna Shakes 4 or 6pks
$2 off Foot Care: Zostrix or Diabetiderm Foot Cream
$1 off Curel Lotion 13oz
$1.50 off Glucerna Cereal and Snack Bars
$1 off Lubriderm Lotion 6-16oz or Ointment 1.75oz
$3 off Iceland Health Chromax Plus Ultra Strength 60ct capsules

Another great video game deal!

Right now Amazon has select Wii, PS3, or Xbox 360 games included in a promotion where if you spend $80 on select titles, you will receive a $40 promotional claim code usable towards a future Wii, Xbox 360, or PS3 game purchase. In order to take advantage of this promotion you must check out with two or more eligible items in your cart. You also have to make sure that you are purchasing from AMAZON.COM and not some other seller. You must purchase by Oct. 31st to qualify. Only one promotional claim code per household, which you will receive by email 7 days after the products have shipped, and the code you receive will expire at 11:59PST on 12/31/09.

For more details on this offer, go HERE.

Here's the select titles you can choose from:
Eligible Wii Games

Eligible PS3 Games

Eligible Xbox 360 Games

Hurry on over if you want to take advantage of this deal, as the most popular game titles will probably sell out fairly quickly!

Don't forget Best Buy is having a Buy 2 Get 1 free sale on ALL Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 games this week, also!

Book your Southwest Airlines flight now for as little as $25!!

Today (10/27) through Thursday (10/29) if you book a flight for travel between Dec. 2-16 2009 or Jan 5-Feb 10, 2010, you can find super-low rates as low as $25!! Some restrictions apply, so be sure to read all of the fine print!

It's called the "4th Quarter Sale" and it states that if you fly:

0-374 miles, you will pay $25
375-549 miles, you will pay $50
550-999 miles, you will pay $75
1000+ miles, you will pay $100

If you already know you'll be travelling any of those times, especially on a somewhat short flight, book your flight NOW! We all know how expensive airfare is, and what a great way to save some money. Go HERE to check it out!

Coupon pack at Walmart

When I was at Walmart a couple of days ago, there was a table covered with little sacks for you to take in the portrait studio. I grabbed one and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was full of coupons! It contained the following coupons:

$1/1 Colgate Max White or Max Fresh toothpaste
$1/1 any Colgate 360 manual toothbrush
$1/1 any Irish Spring Body Wash
$1/1 Softsoap bodywash
$.35/1 Softsoap liquid hand soap
$1/1 Softsoap Ensembles Liquid Hand soap pump or replacement base
$1/1 Softsoap liquid hand soap refill (32oz or larger)
$1/1 Lady Speedstick 24/7
$1/1 Murphy Oil Soap product
$.25/1 Palmolive Dish Liquid
$1/1 any Fabuloso multi-use cleaner
$.55/1 Shedd's Spread Country Crock Calcium Plus Vitamin D spread
$.55/1 SunnyD Smoothies product

20% off your entire purchase at the photo studio (no minimum purchase required!)

So, next time you're at Walmart, wander by the portrait studio and see if you can find one of these little sacks!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Digital download of the new Trans-Siberian Orchestra album, "Night Castle," only $3.99!

If you enjoy the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (like my hubby does), then you might want to check this out! Amazon is offering a digital (mp3) download of their new album, "White Castle," for only $3.99 (reguarly $7.99). This album features 26 songs, plus the bonus track "Flight of Cassandra."
This offer is good today and tomorrow (10/26 & 10/27) ONLY! Then it goes back up to the regular price. So, if you're interested, go HERE to get your copy now!

A couple of coupons I missed yesterday..

Hidden in section C of the Statesman there were a few more coupons worth noting! I usually don't go leafing through the paper, but I guess maybe I should! A reader alerted me to these and I had to go fish the papers out of the recycle bin. Lol.

On page C7 there in the bottom-right corner there is a coupon for $5 off your purchase of $19.99 or more at the Craft Warehouse, as well as some great sales advertisements.

Then, on page C8, at the bottom, there are a couple of coupons worth mentioning. One is for $2 off shipping from the UPS store and it doesn't expire until 1/10/10!! The other is $10 off a purchase of $30 or more at Hallmark (Treasure Valley locations only). It DOES exclude Keepsake ornaments, which kind of saddened me, as I love buying those at Hallmark this time of year! :( Sad. I'm sure you can find plenty to use it on! This coupon expires 12/31/09.

Thanks Mandy!

KFC - FREE Grilled Chicken, TODAY ONLY!!

I'm sure you've all seen the commercials, but don't forget that TODAY ONLY (10/26) you can score a FREE piece of their Grilled Chicken. Apparently the last time they did this promo, they did not anticipate the huge response they got and, so, ran out of chicken and started issuing rain checks. This time they promise to have enough to go around! So, head on in and get your free piece of chicken! I haven't tried the grilled chicken yet, so I'm excited to give it a whirl. Though, I DO love the delicious, greasy fried chicken a whole heck of a lot...

If you want more details, you can go HERE.

Family Game Night

For the week of 10/25-10/31, Target has a few classic boardgames on sale for $9, including:

Guess Who
Connect 4

Inside specially marked games there is also a coupon for a FREE medium pizza from Domino's!

Thanks PYP!!

Menu Planning 101

I have found that having a weekly menu plan is essential to saving up to 90% on my grocery bill each week. (Click HERE for the current menu plan) By knowing what meals I will be serving my family each week, I can eliminate making impulse purchases at the grocery store. I plan my meals around items I have in my stockpile, as well as the current week's sales. For example, if chicken is priced at a SUPER low stock-up price one week, I will stock up on it so that I can use it for 3-4 months, but I will also plan a few meals that week so that we can enjoy the chicken while it's fresh. So, for that week I might have chicken quesadillas one day for lunch, chicken alfredo for dinner one night, and chicken fingers for dinner another night. By planning my meals I also get the added benefit of never having to throw away expired food! If I have something that's close to expiration, I make sure to incorporate that into my meals that week. It took me a while to get motivated enough to do menu plans, but now that I've started and realize how much more money I am saving, I don't plan on stopping! Feel free to copy and paste this list into a Word document, then make any changes you need to tailor it to your own family, then print it! Hang it on your fridge and viola! Now you have no excuses! :) By having it on your fridge, it makes it so much easier to reference and the family likes to be able to see it, too, so they know what to look forward to. Definitely eliminates the "Mom, what's for dinner?" which is really nice. Then, when the week is done, I file the menu plan away for future reference. For example, if chicken was what was on sale this week and I prepared multiple dishes using chicken, I would file it away under...yep, you guessed it! Chicken! Lol. Then, down the road when chicken is on sale again, I can go back and pull out all of my "chicken" files for ideas. Just a quick and easy reference. :)

Also, I never plan my meals for specific days, as I feel that the restriction gets me a little stressed out. It's easier to just plan 7 of each meal (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert) and whatever is easiest or most appealing on any given day is what we have! Don't forget to plan around your families schedule! If you know you have a football game to go to on Thursday night, don't plan a big fancy meal for that night. Make that the quick and easy meal night. Leave room for adjustment. Things come up, people run late, you know the drill. Being flexible allows you to not get overwhelmed. Just having these meals planned out ahead of time, though, will usually help take that stress away any way, as you're not frantically searching the kitchen trying to figure out what to throw together because everyone's "STARVING."

I hope this makes it a little easier for you to save your family even more money...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Albertson's 10/25

The above items should have cost me $87.69. I paid $21.33. I saved $66.36 or 76%. I did this in 7 transactions.

3 - Litehouse caramel dip ($2.50/ea)

Used 3-$1/1 Litehouse product (SS 8/30 or 9/20) and three doublers, making my OOP $1.50
(I did this same transaction 3 more times, making my OOP $6 for 12 assorted Litehouse caramel dips.)

1 - Litehouse apple cider ($2.50)
1 - Swiss Miss cocoa ($1.00)
2 - Tostitos ($1.99 ea with the in-ad coupon)
2 - Tillamook 2lb block cheese ($4.99/ea)

I used 1-$1/1 Litehouse, 2-$1/1 any cheese HERE (Idaho and Utah only), three doublers, plus a $2 OYNSO from a receipt survey from last week, making my OOP $9.46. PLUS, I actually got ANOTHER $2 OYNSO at the bottom of the receipt! They look like this...

Make sure you don't accidentally miss one and throw it away or file it away! You have 7 days from the time of your visit to complete the survey and I am not sure when they expire. There is no note of that on the receipt, but I have heard that you only have 2 weeks. Not sure if that's true or not....

2 - Tillamook 2lb block cheese ($4.99/ea)
1 - Nestle Holiday refrigerated cookie dough ($2.49)

Used $1/1 Nestle (SS 10/11 or RP 9/13), 2-$1/1 any cheese (above) and three doublers, making my OOP $6.47.

1 - Reese's Pieces ($1.00)
2 - Litehouse caramel dip (not pictured, as they were leaking all over the place...:( NOT a fun mess to clean up! I will have to take them back tomorrow...)

Used 2-$1/1 Litehouse, 1-$.55/1 Reese's (SS 8/23), and three doublers, making my OOP $.90 (there was a $.10 overage for the Reese's with the doublers, but the caramel dip soaked up the overage.)

My list for the week...

The Albies sale this week is totally boring to me. Lol. Anyone else feel this way? Here is what is on my GrocerySmarts list this pathetic does this look?

I know you can't see it very well, but there are only 8 things on my list. Really, I am only going because there are doublers, otherwise I would probably just stay home. I, however, cannot let doublers go to waste, so off I go to the store. I am mostly after the cheese (wish I had more coupons for that), the $.50 Litehouse Caramel dip, and the $.49 Nestly Halloween cookie dough. The other stuff, I will get if I need to use up some doublers, which I shouldn't, unless they are out of stuff. The Manwich sloppy joe sauce, I only put on there because I think I MIGHT have a coupon from the All You magazine last month, but I'm not sure and I don't feel like going out to the car to bring my binder in. Yep, I'm lazy. :) Any way...I guess I'm actually quite thankful for a quiet Albies week, and this will REALLY have an impact on how I fall within my budget, too, as I'm spending hardly anything this week!

Alrighty, I'll post my trip when I get back. :)

Are you new to this and have no idea what this GrocerySmarts list can do for you? Well, then click HERE to start at the beginning and find out how you can start saving 60-90% on your grocery bill or click HERE to simply learn about GrocerySmarts and how to use it.

Military personnel eat FREE at Golden Corral on Nov. 16th!

It's that time of year again. Every year for the past nine years Golden Corral has offered a FREE dinner to military personnel in celebration of the wonderful and heroic work they do for our country. This year the dinner will be on November 16th, from 5-9pm. (It can definitely get busy, so plan on being there just before 5pm if you can!) I think this is really great that they do this every year and want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all of the brave men and women who are a part of the military organization. I hope everyone takes a moment to remember how truly blessed we are to have these amazing people to help keep us safe.

For complete details of this offer, click HERE.

Thanks ATM!!

Kids get a FREE pizza on Halloween!

On Halloween, if your kids go into a Papa Murphy's dressed in their costume, they will get a FREE mini, kid-size pizza! You might want to call your Papa Murphy's ahead of time just to make sure your store is participating, but it should be a nationwide promotion.

Thanks ATM!

RiteAid -- Don't forget to request your October rebate checks!

Today starts a new month of Single Check Rebate offers, so if you shop RiteAid, don't forget to submit all of your receipts (which you should be doing immediately upon returning home when you shop there) and request your October rebate check! Also, if you participated in the Fall Gift of Savings rebate offer, you must request your rebate check for that separately from your SCR's. I only shopped Rite Aid once this month, but I will still be getting back $21.46 in the mail!! :)

Clinique: FREE 7pc Gift Set, plus FREE sample, plus FREE shipping!

Clinique offers a Free 7-piece Gift Set (see choices below) plus a free sample with a $21.50 purchase. Free shipping on any order with code FSEMAIL.

1. Click Here and choose one of the following 7-piece Gift Sets:
Look Naturally Radiant
Get a Gorgeous Glow
Brighten Up

2. Add $21.50 worth of merchandise to cart

3. Get an additional sample when checking out:

Turnaround Instant Facial Sample .17 oz.
Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss Sample .07 fl. oz.
Happy Vial Sample 1.5ml
Happy Heart Vial on Card

Sweet! What an awesome deal! Thanks Slickdeals!!

Best Buy: Buy 2 get 1 FREE video games!

Best Buy is having a promotion for Buy 2 get 1 FREE for Playstation 3, X-Box, and Wii games priced $59.99 and under! This is a GREAT deal! We all know how expensive video games are! I will DEFINITELY be doing this deal this week! Talk about Xmas presents for the kids! :)

In today's papers...

Today you will find two inserts, one SmartSource and one Redplum

You will also find these on the glossy Albertsons ad :)

I found this coupon for a FREE bag of candy with the purchase of Monsters vs Aliens (aren't they a little late on this coupon? We already bought ours! :( Bummer) iin the Parade magazine...

Also, the page with the coupon advertises the premier of Monsters vs. Aliens Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space, a Halloween special that will air on NBC on Wednesday, October 28th! My 2 year old LOVES Monsters vs. Aliens and LOVES Halloween...this movie was MADE for him. Lol.

Some other great coupons that I'm liking are two from Michael's

Not only did we get the usual, wonderful 40% off one regular-priced item coupon, but there is also a 15% off entire purchase, including SALE ITEMS!! This is good TODAY ONLY, though, and only from 4pm-8pm. They have some great sale items this week though, so if you can make it down between 4pm-8pm you should be able to score some great deals!

JoAnn Fabric has also has an identical 40% off one regular-priced item coupon

There ya have it! :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Walgreens 10/25-10/31

If you are new to Walgreen's shopping and want to learn the ins and outs, click HERE for my Walgreen's 101 page.


All of the great monthly register reward deals I posted about previously, HERE, are still going on through this week. I have been getting a few of each each week as I can find them (they sell out constantly, as expected, considering they are FREE or MONEY-MAKERS!) and have built a nice little stockpile of most of the items and made quite a bit of money! Pretty awesome, huh?


Buy 2 snacks below $3 each, get $2RR
Tostitos or Salsa Con Queso
Stacy’s Pita Chips
True North Chips or Clusters

Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 True North Chips or Clusters $3 each
Use 2 $1/1 True North coupons from HERE
Pay $4
Get back a $2RR
Final cost $1 each!

Dove Hair Care-- buy 1 at $4.99, get 1 FREE, plus get a $10RR (on 8)
Buy 8 Dove Conditioners for a total of $19.96
Use 8 $1.50/1 coupons from RP 10/4
Pay $7.96
Get back a $10RR
Final cost 8 for FREE + a $2.04 moneymaker!

Buy Dulcolax Balance $7, get $4RR
Use the $2/1 coupon from HERE
(or you may find a $3/1 peelie coupon attached to the package)
Plus, after purchasing submit for the $5 REBATE
Final cost as low as FREE + a $5 moneymaker!

Buy Fiber choice (10 ct) or Beano to Go (12 ct) $2.49, get $2.50RR
Final cost FREE!

Buy Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive $2, get $2RR
Final cost FREE!

Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles $10.99 (this is the online price, actual price may vary), get $5RR
Use the $2/1 coupon from HERE
Final cost $3.99!

Buy Glade Fabric and Air Sanitizers $2.99, get $1RR
Use the buy one get one free coupon from the August or September issue of All You mag.
Final cost $0.99 each
**These also qualify toward the $5 SC Johnson Rebate!

Glad Trash Bags 25-80ct. $5.99=$1RR
Use the $1/1 coupon from here: HERE
Final cost $3.99!


Oscar Mayer Ready to Serve Bacon buy 1 at $3.99, get 1 FREE
Use the $1.50/2 coupon from SS 8/30 (exp. 10/25)
Final cost $1.25 each!

Quaker Quick Oats buy 1 at $3.19, get 1 FREE with in ad coupon
Use the $1.25/2 coupon from RP 8/30
Final cost $0.97 each!

Simply Asia Bowls $0.89
Use the $0.50/1 coupon from RP 8/30
Final cost $0.39!

Nestle Large size Candy Bags, buy 1 at $5.99, get 1 50% 0ff
Use 2 $2/1 coupons from HERE
Final cost $2.49 per bag!

Reese's Pumpkins 1.2 oz 3/$2 with in ad coupon
Use the $0.55/1 coupon from SS 8/23
Final cost $0.12 each!

Wonka Candy (large bags) 2/$8
Use the $2/1 coupon from HERE
Final cost $2 per bag!

Mentos Gum $0.99 with in ad coupon
Use the $0.55/1 coupon from SS 8/16, 9/13 or 10/11
Final cost $0.44!

Act II Popcorn (individual bags) $0.25 with in ad coupon
**These would make great filler items for your coupon to item ratio!

Rimmel Cosmetics 50% off
Prices Starting around $3.49
After 50% discount ONLY $1.75
Use the $1/1 coupon from RP 8/23 or 9/13
Final cost $0.75!

Revlon Cosmetics buy 1, get 1 50% off
Buy 2 Revlon Colorstay Foundations $11.99 each
Minus BOGO50% off sale=$17.99
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from SS 10/11
Plus, use $4/1 coupon from the October coupon booklet
(will deduct $8 automatically since you're purchasing 2, so you do not need two coupons)
Final cost $3.99 for each foundation

ConAir Infiniti Cord-keeper Dryer $17.99
Use the $5/1 coupon from HERE
Final cost $12.99!

Dove Bar Soap $0.99 with in ad coupon
Use the $1/1 Dove face care coupon from RP 10/4
Final cost FREE!
**Make sure to hand over the manufacturer coupon before the in ad coupon to avoid any beepage!

Dickinson's Witch Hazel toner is on mega-saver through 10/31 for just $1.99--regularly priced at $4.99!
Plus, use the $3/2 PDF coupon from HERE
Final cost $0.49 each!

Listerine Quick Dissolving Whitening Strips (56 ct) $9.99 with in ad coupon
Use the $3/1 coupon from HERE
Final cost $6.99!
**Seems like a good Price for whitening strips!

Clorox Bleach $1.29 with in ad coupon
Use the $0.50/2 coupon from RP 10/4
Final cost $1.04 each!

BIC Multi-Purpose Lighter $2.50 with in ad coupon
Use the $1/1 coupon from SS 8/23 or from HERE
Final cost $1.50!

Bayer Contour or Breeze2 Blood Glucose Monitor $14.99
Use the $30/1 coupon from RP 2/1 or 10/25
(will have to be adjusted down)
Final cost FREE!

Thanks Hip2Save!!

New Hasbro games coupons!!

Hasbro has come out with another set of $5 off coupons for a variety of games including:

"Game of Things" -- This game is absolutely a BLAST! We purchased it a couple of Christmases ago and it is just a plain ol' good time for a group of people! My family loves to play it at the holidays and it always gets everybody cracking up!
"Clue: Secrets & Spies"
"Pictureka Flipper"
"Cranium with Bonus Family Pack"
"Connect 4x4"

Go HERE to print yours! Remember, you can print these twice by hitting your browser's back button three times. Hopefully during some of the holiday sales coming up, we can pair these with a great sale to snag some great, inexpensive gifts! :)

$10 off Tinkerbell & the Lost Treasure Blu-ray combo pack!

Yep, gotta love it! Yet another great movie coupon! Go HERE to print your coupon for $10 off the Tinkerbell & the Lost Treasure blu-ray combo pack! This movie is being released this upcoming Tuesday, Oct. 27th and should be at a lower price at Walmart for the first couple days, so if it's the same as the Snow White blu-ray combo pack that came out recently, which was $19.97, it will be only $9.97 after the coupon! Maybe we'll even get lucky and find some rebate offers floating around*scratches chin*....:)
Don't forget that you can hit your browser's back button three times to print another coupon! This would make a great, inexpensive holiday gift!! Coupon expires 10/31.

Thanks Hip2Save!!

Yankee Candle -- Buy 2, Get 2 FREE!

Yankee Candle has another great coupon code available! Buy 2, get 2 FREE! These candles are pretty spendy (the large runs about $25!) so this really is an awesome deal! They have three different coupon codes for the three different sizes:

Large Candle: CRM911L
Medium Candle: CRM911M
Small Candle: CRM911S
These codes are good through 11/29. Economy shipping appears to be only $5 for all four candles, so that's great too! These candles are amazing!

Barnes & Noble -- Free cookie and hot chocolate!

Today only, Barnes & Noble is offering a free cookie and kids-size hot chocolate in their cafe! Go HERE for your printable coupon (scroll down to coupon #5). Limit one per customer.

I'm back!

My boys made it safely to Dallas last night and now it's just me and my little girl.'s nice to remember what quiet sounds like. Lol. My oldest son will be back with me tomorrow, he's been having fun staying with his grandpa and gets to stay with his aunt tonight.

Any way...I am going to be out and about today, taking advantage of only having one kid, but I will try to get a little caught up with posting, too. :) Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Taking a break...

Ok...I have decided to take a little break this week. I have so much stuff I need to get done, and my husband and 2 year old are leaving on a trip down to Dallas to see some of my husband's family this weekend so I need to spend all the time I can with them. (I have NEVER been away from my little one that long!) So...I am going to take the week off and I will be back this weekend. I'll try to do some crazy, mad posting at that time to make up for it, ok? :) I just have so much on my plate right now and I need to focus on other things. I may still post tweets occasionally from my Blackberry, so hopefully you're a Twitter follower and have signed up to get instant text notification of new tweets! If not, go HERE to do so! If you need help with setting up the mobile notifications, check out my previous post HERE. Have a great week! I'll be back in a few days!

Walgreens 10/18

Gotta love Walgreen's...I got all of the above for only $.47. Yep. $.47. I, also, then received $16.50 in RR's. I only went to one Walgreen's (Greenhurst and 12th) and they were still out of the razors, Halls Refresh drops, and Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion, so was unable to get any more of those. I'll try another Walgreens tomorrow and who knows? Maybe have better luck. Has anyone else been doing local Walgreens shopping lately and had any luck?

Dominos Large 1-topping, only $5.99!!

It's "Customer Appreciation" week at Domino's, so they are offering up $5.99 large, 1-topping pizzas today through 10/25. This is for carryout only. Yes, there IS a limit of how many you can get per day...but hopefully 264 is enough? Lol. Yep, you can only get 264 per day. :) In the mood for pizza, honey? (Pizza is my hubby's FAVORITE food)

This is at participating Domino's only, so you might want to call ahead just to make sure yours is one of them, but it should include pretty much all of them, except for the rebel, non-conformist Domino's of course...;)

Thanks PYP!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

In today's paper..

Sorry I'm a little late getting this up this morning...we have just had WAY too much going on this weekend, and I'm definitely ready for some downtime this week.

In this morning papers, of course I was definitely pleased to see these...

No tricks this week...they really were there. Lol.

There were two inserts this week, one Smart Source and one RedPlum

There was also a coupon for $.50/1 Hostess cupcakes in the Parade Magazine

I also noticed some grea Jo-Ann Fabrics coupons! The remodel in the Karcher Mall in Nampa is complete and so they have some great coupons to use this week as a grand reopening type thing.

Once again, we get the 40% off one item at Michael's, as well as a 20% Martha Stewart's Crafts coupon.

Go enjoy some doublers!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The new Macy's in Nampa at the Gateway Center has their soft-opening going on today! I went and checked it out and just have to say that the store is absolutely gorgeous! Looks very upscale and is just really, really nice. They have deals going on the make-up counters and I scored a free 10-day supply of Lancome foundation and two free gifts from Estee Lauder today! So, if you're in the area, check it out! Their grand opening is tomorrow, so I'm sure they'll be having a lot more great deals going on then!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Weekly Menu Plan

Man, it's been a LONG time since I posted a weekly menu plan! I apologize for that! I don't really have any good excuse, other than that I just put it off and put it off. :(

I'm sure you'll also notice that it is not titled "Tuesday Menu Planning" any I am not going to hold myself to Tuesdays because it seems that I never posted on Tuesdays any way. :) I will still shoot for Tuesdays, but it might vary week to week, so for now I am just going to title it "Weekly Menu Plan" so that I don't feel bad if I post on a different day. Lol.

Cereal w/ milk
Oatmeal, toast, juice
Bagel w/ cream cheese and jelly, OJ
Biscuits & gravy, eggs, OJ
Eggo Bakeshop twists, grapes, milk
Egg-in-toast (I'm sure there's an offical name for this, but I don't know what it is!), sausage, juice
Waffles, eggs, bacon, OJ

Totino's pizza rolls, grapes, milk
Chicken Salad on biscuits, chips, Welch's juice cocktail
DiGiorno Pizza, cheesy bread, salad (w/ Sargento Salad Finishers)
Ham & cheese paninis, chicken noodle soup
Hot dogs, chips
Leftover Zuppa Toscana (it makes a big batch!)
Kid Cuisine/Healthy Choice


Zuppa Toscana (like at Olive Garden), garlic cheese bread, salad --Recipe can be found on the ATM website HERE --IT'S SCRUMPTIOUS!!!
Hamburger Helper, green beans, cottage cheese
Birdseye Meal-for-Two, french bread, salad
Homemade mac-n-cheese, Green Giant Steamers broccoli, garlic bread
Chili Dogs at the Roosevelt Elementary school carnival!
Parmesan-crusted chicken, Zataran's rice, cooked carrots
Dinner on a Mystery Dinner-Theater train ride for the hubby and I on Sat night!


Goodies at the school carnival
Nestle Tollhouse cookies (from refrigerated dough)
Rootbeer floats
Halloween Oreos w/ milk
Betty Crocker Brownies
Pop-Secret Kettle corn
Banana splits

Seriously...that Zuppa Toscana soup is GREAT! Tastes EXACTLY like the Olive Garden's and it soooo easy to make! You gotta try it! It's a great recipe for when potatoes are on sale! :)

"The Proposal"--coupons!!

I don't know about you, but I am LOVING all of these great movie coupons!! Here's another! When you buy "The Proposal," print THESE coupons to save $5 off the dvd or $10 off the blu-ray!!

Thanks Mandy!!