Thursday, February 26, 2009

Free toddler wipes and Cheap canned chicken

Right now at Kroger this 42 count of Kroger Comforts toddler wipes is on sale for $1. There are also $1 peelies sprouting up around town making the wipes FREE!

I had a wonderful trader on HCW send me some Sweet Sue .75 any poultry product coupons for a trade to be determined in the future. Lucky for me HEB has the 5 oz cans of Chunk White Chicken for .99 so after coupon only .24 a can! Also, thanks to a tip from my good friend Erin, I found out the Demets Sugar Free Turtles are sold for $1.66 at HEB and I had some $1.50 any 3 oz or larger coupons(these bags are 3.25 oz). So for just .16 a bag. My mom will sell these at cost to a friend of hers that is diabetic so I will recoup my .16, lol. I also bought 4 bananas but 2 did not make it into the picture as they ended up in my ravenous kiddos bellies. I spent $7.08 on these 31 items and will get back $1.60 for the candy.

Kroger deal yesterday

I made a stop into Kroger hoping that they would pay me to buy my Pillsbury,lol. Well I found out the catalina promotions dates had been changed so spent .49 today :(
3 Purina One dog food $1.39 - free coupons(these will be going to my mom's dogs)
3 Tennessee Pride sausage gravy $1 - $1 coupons = free
3 Johnson Buddies bars $1.09 - $1 = .09 each(my sister's kiddos love these)
2 Pillsbury cinnamon rolls $1 - .30 tripled = .10 each
3 Pillsbury Crescent rolls $1 - .35 tripled = free
I think I will use up the rest of my Crescent roll coupons that expire on 2-28 and save the rest for the catalina deal. Read all about the catalina here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Walgreens run today- Profit of $2.77

This is the last week for the Walgreens Easy Saver rebate so I got the following in two transactions.
Transaction #1:
2 Reynolds Wrap .89 each after in ad coupon - .89 manuf coupon(This store will not give overage) = FREE
3 Smart Rinse Mouthwash clearanced for $4.19 - $4 manuf coupon = .19 each
1 Excedrin gel caps $1.99 each - $1 manuf coupon = .99 (earns $1 RR)
2 Glade scented oil refills $2.50 each (earns $1 rebate each)
2 Glade lasting impressions warmers $8.99 each - $7.99(free warmer wyb refill coupon-max value is $7.99) = $1 each (earns $3 rebate each)
$8.18 total (should have been $1 more but I was trying to buy one a day vitamins with the in ad coupon and a manuf coupon, but it would not take off in ad coupon and cashier did not want to void manuf. coupon even after I told her to)
So on that transaction $8.18 paid on gift card and earns $8 in rebates and $1 in RR

Transaction #2:
2 Reynolds Wrap .89 each after in ad coupon - .89 manuf coupon(This store will not give overage) = FREE
1 Excedrin gel caps $1.99 each - $1 manuf coupon = .99 (earns $1 RR)
2 Glade scented oil refills $2.50 each (earns $1 rebate each, limit 4 #31)
2 Glade lasting impressions warmers $8.99 each - $7.99(free warmer wyb refill coupon-max value is $7.99) = $1 each (earns $3 rebate each, limit 4 #28)
$8.65 total and earns $8 in rebates and $1 RR

Spent $ 8.18 + $8.65 off my gift cards = 16.83 and will get back
$3 x 4 = 12
$1 x 4 = 4 = 16 +10% in rebates = $17.60 in rebates and $2 in Register Rewards

SouthernSavers Grocery Giveaway

Jenny at SouthernSavers is having an interesting giveaway on her site. Hurry because it ends Friday. You can win a $50 gift card BUT you have to send pictures of your scores you get with that $50! If you are up to the challenge, check it out HERE!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Honey Kix Giveaway Winners

The winners are: Sheri8259
Tracy(If you give a girl an apron...)

The winners now have 24 hours to email me their addresses. If they do not respond within 24 hours, alternate winners will be chosen. Thank you everyone for playing and sharing your morning routines with me and thanks to for selecting the numbers.

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Please join IHOP in celebrating National Pancake Day on Tuesday February 24th. From 7 am-10 pm each person in your party can receive a short stack(three) of buttermilk pancakes. IHOP has been doing this every year to support local childrens charities. They hope you will consider making a donation. I know last year for us it was the Shriners Hospital that donations went to. This year it looks like they are billing it as your local Children's hospital or Children's Miracle Network Charity so it may vary by region which charity is getting the donation.
Also, remember your waitstaff. Even though the food is essentially free, you need to consider the tip based on retail value. Your waitstaff only makes half of minimum wage, so PLEASE do not forget to THANK them with a monetary gift.
To find an IHOP near you, please click HERE!
IF that is NOT enough FREE food for you, head on over to Jack in the BOX! For one day only, you can print a Jack In the Box coupon for 2 free tacos. Coupon is good from 12 am - 11:59 pm on Tuesday February 24th. Valid at particpating restaurants only. Must print coupon to receive offer. One coupon per guest per visit.
To print your coupon, please click HERE!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Short stop at CVS

Nothing spectacular to report today. I was out of town for the weekend and we came back to mud in our water lines thanks to our MUD district. Not only that, my oldest kiddo got sick so I had to stay home today with her. Did make a short run to CVS as we were out of milk. Since I have ECBS and free gift cards from all those prescriptions, I chose CVS. I also noticed the Nabisco Ritz, Wheat Thins and Triscuits are on sale b1g1 free this week so if you won the coupons from the Kraft game I posted about last month, now would be a good time to use the Nabisco cracker one to get 2 free with 1 coupon. So today's shopping
2 milks @ 3.49 each
2 Ritz $3.99 - free coupon = free
Used a $5.98 ecbs and $1 off my gift card.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cheap Pringles at Walgreens

I got an email from a friend telling me the Pringles were being clearanced out for .45 each at Walgreens. Since I had to get my oil changed near Walgreens anyway, I decided to stop by. I found a ton of Pringles and they keep bringing more out as I shopped. I ended up picking up 15 cans of Pringles and used my .30/3 coupons to get them for .35 a piece. Also, while I was there, I found Hoodia Sure Rapid Gel 40 count on clearance for $6.29. I got these because in the February EasySaver catalog, rebate #9 offers a $10 rebate thus making this a moneymaker.
So my total oop today(on gift card) was $ 11.54. I should get back the $10 rebate plus 10% for adding to gift card so $11 back for a total cost today of only $0.54 for my 15 cans of Pringles.
I have to say DH was happy that I found a deal on chips, lol.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Honey Kix Giveaway

I am so excited about this giveaway! I have some regular Kix that my kids LOVE and I was given the opportunity to try the Honey Kix for free. My kiddos could not wait until morning to sample this new cereal. Well, when I asked Zoey her thoughts she had one word for me "Yummy" I asked if that was all she had to say and she said "Yummy" again, so there you go. When I asked my youngest her thoughts, she had her mouth too full of cereal to respond so I guess I can say this cereal definitely passed the kid test. I just spent some time comparing the nutrition content to Honey Nut Cheerios and found it to be very close in content so it passes the mommy test here! I even snuck a couple bites when my kiddos were not looking and I agree, this is a great tasting cereal and so easy to feed the kiddos on those busy school mornings.

Well, 3 lucky readers are going to win a Honey Kix gift pack that includes a coupon for a free box of Honey Kix, a honey jar, a set of colorful cereal bowls, a container to take your cereal and milk on-the-go, and a great container to keep cereal fresh at home. Just leave me a comment on what you do to get your kiddos or yourself off to a great start in the morning. You know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I would love to hear how others handle mornings.
Good luck on the giveaway. I will select(with the help of and announce 3 winners on Tuesday morning at 8 am. Winners will have 24 hours to provide me their contact information or they forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be chosen.

20 Free 4x6 prints at Walgreens

I have not had a chance to test this but was sent an email from a friend that received the email from Walgreens.

Walgreens is offering 20 free 4x6 prints today only when you order online and choose in-store pick up. Go to Walgreens and place your order using code "ONEDAY". Choose in store pick up and you will be able to pick up for free at your local store. The great thing about these deals at Walgreens , is you don't have to pick up on that day. If you finalize the transaction online and make payment(of $0), you can pick up later in the week.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Awesome Giveaway at Frugal and Fabulous

Frugal & Fabulous is giving away Tuckerbags reusable grocery bags! I entered, you should too! Go here to enter:

And while you are looking at the different Tuckerbags, sing Waltzing Matilda, it will put you in a happy mood!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Free bag from Stouffers Dinner Club

Today in the mail I got this really awesome reusable shopping bag. This was a promotion through Stouffers. You earned points which you could redeem for a donation to Feeding America and earn yourself a reusable shopping bag. The bonus was, you earned enough points just signing up to earn the bag! The extra bonus is, they received an overwhelming response and were able to donate 1.8 million meals in the first donation and an additional 95,472 meals through the second effort, so far.
I believe the bag promotion is over, but the dinner club is still active and you can enter points from meals to earn other rewards. You can register here : Stouffer's Dinner Club

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cheap pet food today at Kroger!

I went to Kroger today at lunch to do one more round of the Daytona deal before it ended and thanks to Amniculus on HCW I went to check out the pet food aisle and scored a GREAT deal.
I got the following
3 Totinos pizza rolls $1.25 each - .35 tripled - .30 for Daytona deal = -.30
2 Pillsbury grands $1.27 each - .25 tripled - .30 for Daytona deal = .22 each
5 BC snacks $1.79 - 3 .50/1 doubled for stickerz - 1 .50/2 doubled - .30 each for Daytona = 3.45(earns a $3.50 oynso catalina)
3 Purina one canned dog food $1.39 each - Free coupons = free
2 Iams 4 lb dog food and 1 Iams 3.5lb cat food $5.29 each - $5 catalina on each = 0.87
Also used a $3.50 catalina that took off .46 in tax(negative since we are not taxed on food)
Grand total : $0.50!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Chili's BzzAgent yummy

It looks like my family is going to be heading out to Chili's for dinner this week courtesy of BzzAgent and Chili's. If you have never heard of BzzAgent, you should really go to their website and sign up. I am looking forward to trying out the Guiltless menu items at Chili's and then bzzing about it! I already LOVE Chili's and their Guiltless Chicken Platter is incredible. I hope to sample some of their other featured items with these wonderful coupons! Since my husband and I will be able to share our meals with our girls, looks like two lucky friends might be joining us for dinner!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Kroger Saturday run

After the class on Saturday I hit up Kroger and decided to do the Daytona deal again. I got
3 Totinos pizza rolls $1.25 - 3 .35/1 tripled insert coupon - .90 for Daytona deal = -.30 each
5 Bc Fruit snacks $1.79 - 3 .50 doubled insert coupon - 1 .50/2 doubled insert coupon - 1.50 for Daytona deal = $3.45
2 Pillsbury Grands $1.27 - 2 .25 tripled insert coupon - .60 for Daytona deal = .44
3 Bic Comfort 2 razors clearanced for $2.24 - $2 insert coupon = .72
3 Johnson Buddy bars $1.09 - $1 insert coupon = .27
1 Blue Bell ice cream(not pictured) $2.99 - 1 printable from bb website = $1.99
I also used a $3.50 catalina I had from buying the BC snacks before. Total was $2.67
(it took off negative tax because of the $3.50 catalina)
BUT the catalina machine was supposed to give me another $3.50 oynso catalina for the fruit snacks and a $3/3 Johnson products coupon. The catalina machine was not working so I sent Erin to the service desk(yes, she went with me to help me get this next order since she preordered it for me) to get my $3.50 while I rang my next transaction.

23 Fast fixins chicken for $1 each with raincheck - $1 tearpad coupon = FREE
1 Blue Bell ice cream $2.99 - $1 printable from Blue Bell = $1.99 BUT the cashier entered the chicken on price override wrong and the manager had to come over and manually enter 19 of my Fast Fixins coupons AND he entered them as taxable.
My transaction actually went negative so he just zeroed it out and I paid NOTHING!

As if that was not cool enough, Erin was fininshed at the service desk just about the same time and came over and handed me $6.50 in CASH from my first transaction so.............

Paid $2.67 + $0 and got back $6.50 = I was PAID $3.83 to "buy" ALL these items!!!!! I think I am going to go shopping with Erin more often, lol.

Also ran into one of our class participants shopping and getting in on the good deals. Hello! Unfortunately I did not catch your name and I need you to contact me. I am interested in your business and would like to hear more. Please email me.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

HEB meat recall! Please read if you live in Katy

Recall Issued On Ground Beef Sold At H-E-B StoreCompany: Malfunction Could Have Left Metal Fragments In MeatPOSTED: Saturday, February 14, 2009UPDATED: 11:34 am CST February 14, 2009HOUSTON -- Here Everything's Better stores on Saturday announced a recall on all ground beef items purchased from the meat department at the Houston Highland Knolls store on Friday, Feb 13.H-E-B said the precautionary recall is the result of an equipment malfunction that may result in the presence of metal fragments within the meat products.The company said the recall is specific to fresh ground beef products sold at the H-E-B Store at 497 Mason Road in Highland Knolls only, which includes those packaged on Styrofoam trays and covered in cellophane wrap.Customers are urged to look for ground beef products purchased on Friday, Feb. 13 with a sell-by date of Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7 a.m. or 12 p.m. and return them to the store immediately for a full refund, H-E-B said.The company said no injuries have been reported at this time and no other stores have been impacted.

Thank you goes to Harmony at Katy Savvy Moms for this update!

CVS- oop .22

Stopped at CVS today and picked up a few items
4 Stayfree pads $3.99 each - 2 bogo coupons = $3.99/2 (earns $2 ecbs each)
1 Gillette gamer razor $7.99 - 4 manuf = $3.99 (earns $4 ecbs)
2 Boost Smoothie 6 packs $2.12 - $2/2 coupon = $2.12 (earns $1 ecbs each)
1 CVS mouthwash $2.59 (free CRT coupon)
2 Ring pops 2/$1
Spent $15 in ecbs and .22 on pharmacy gift card and got back
$2 ecb for Boost, $8 ecb for Stayfree and $4 ecb for Gamer razor
Total cost of $ 1.22 for these items.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tommorrow is the last day to sign up early

Don't forget our coupon class on Saturday morning! We look forward to seeing everyone there and teaching you our tricks. If you have not signed up, please do, so we will have you on the roster sheet.

CVS - cards and chocolate

I didn't have much time to shop today since I got treated to lunch by vendors at work. But after work, I made a quick run to CVS and got 3 .99 American Greeting cards and 1 package of Hershey Minatures on sale for $2.50.
I used $1 off Hersheys special dark coupon
$2 off Chocolate wyb 3 greeting cards CVS crt(cash register) coupon
$2.49 ecb (adjusted down to 2.47)
And earned back $3 ecb for buying the 3 greeting cards. Thanks Maya for the heads up on that deal!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Even "extreme" couponers have a bad day

I went to 4 stores today and all I have to show for it is this one bottle of Windex. Sometimes the stores just do not have the items I go in for and today was one of those days for most stores I visited. Luckily, the stores are on my commute to and from work.
Alright, about the Windex:
Windex is on sale for $2.50 at Walgreens and I had a .55 tearpad coupon. In addition there is a Easy Saver rebate for $1 and in the 1-11 SS there is a try me free rebate. So, if the rebate pays correctly, the math goes as follows
Paid $2.11 after tax and earn $1.10 from Walgreens and $2.50 from manufacturer rebate.
Spend .42 on stamp so $2.11 + .42 - $1.10 - $2.50 = Profit of $1.07

Free Wheat Thins at CVS

CVS has these 4 oz boxes of Wheat Thins on sale for $1 each. We received $2/2 coupons for Wheat Thins, Ritz and Triscuits in our 1-25 SS inserts. There is no size restriction on the coupons, so free Wheat Thins(my store was out of Ritz). My daughter wouldn't let go of one of the boxes for the picture, lol.

We Have Set a Class Date- Saturday Feb 14

What is the number one subject couples fight over in a marriage? Money right? Well that is why we are having another beginners coupon class on Valentine's day. Stop fighting over money with your loved one and sign up for our class. It is amaziing how much money you can save when you coupon to the extreme. Pretty soon your spouse will be telling all his friends about all the awesome deals you get. Look at the right column of this blog for sign up information. This class will be taught by Jane4girls and Zoeys_mom. We look forward to seeing you at the class and will provide you with email support during your transition into "extreme" couponing.

ETA: All the information for this class is in the third column of the blog. I am trying to keep the information over there ------>
as I will still be posting deals and good finds in this main column for those not local to the Houston area as well as the Houston folks.
If you do not see a third column, it is because you probably have an older version of Internet Explorer. If that is the case, scroll to the bottom of the page and you will find the sign up info to the right, slightly overlapping the middle column.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Walgreens Money Makers

I had to go to Walgreens today to use an expiring $10 Register Reward. I'm glad I brought my binder with me because I found the following to use my $10 on.
Neutrogena T-Gel Shampoo on clearance for $3 - $2 easy saver coupon - $1 manuf coupon= FREE
Nice and Easy Perfect 10 hair dye on clearance for $5.69 - $2 m. coupon = $3.69 (This earns a $5 gift card rebate in the easy saver catalog-not eligible for 10% bonus)
Gillette Fusion Power Gamer Razor $8.99 - $4 m. coupon = $4.99 (earns $6 Register Reward)
Walgreens Multi Purpose 4 0z solution $1.99 (free bate in easysaver)
Total out of pocket (paid with gift card) $0.73 after tax and $10 RR.

So, you figure I "spent" $10.73 to get back $13.19 ($6 RR, $5 gift card, $2.19 for solution)

Fruit Roll up Winner

Tatyana is the winner. You have 24 hours to contact me to claim your prize.
Thank you everyone for leaving your comments. I hope to have some more giveaways in the future.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Free Poptarts at Randalls

This week Randalls has 8 count pop tarts on sale for only $1 a box! In our inserts we got $1/2 coupons so $.50 a box. I however, was fortunate enough to score some $1 peelies that are out right now so I got 8 boxes for free(limit 8 boxes per Randalls ad). These will be used as payment for my niece being so helpful with my kiddos this week, thanks Katie!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Free Cheerios at Kroger

Went back to Kroger to run another Daytona 500 deal for my mom and pick me up some FREE cheerios.
3 Pizza rolls $1.25 - .35/1 tripled -.30 for Daytona deal = -.10 each
1 Pillsbury rolls $1.27 - .25/1 tripled - .30 for Daytona deal = .22
6 Chef Boyardee $.88 - .35/3 tripled - .30 for Daytona deal = .23 each
2 Multigrain cheerios and 1 Honey Nut cheerios $5 - $3/3 peelie - 2 .75 loadables for MG Cheerios - .50 loadable for HN Cheerios = FREE!!!!!!
I also used a $1 on your next shopping order catalina I earned from buying mustard last week and paid $.05 for this whole transaction!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Great fruit roll ups giveaway

Bear with me as this is my very first giveaway! I got the wonderful opportunity to make personalized fruit roll ups at They have so many designs and options I had a tough time deciding. You can do themed for birthdays, holidays, graduations or just go with a picture or two. I went with the photo ones as shown above. You can get very creative and even personalize with names and other text.
Well, for one lucky reader, I will be giving out a code to get your own FREE box of 30 personalized fruit roll ups of your own. That is a retail value of $38! These will make a really great conversation piece at your next get together. For this giveaway, you must live in the 50 states and have a non-post office box address for delivery.
To enter, please visit the website and post a comment here on your favorite design. You must include your name and not post as anonymous. Good luck to everyone. You have until Monday at 8 am to get your comment posted! At that time I will post the winner who will then have 24 hours to get back to me.

BAD NEWS......................

The bad youngest was sick today so I had to stay home with her.
The good news.............that gave me a chance to straighten up around the house and I found that I had 6 free 20 oz Dr Pepper product caps! If you don't know how obsessed I am about my Diet DP, it is obvious you are not a follower of this blog. Above you will find my before picture.........

And here, you will find my AFTER, awwwwwwwwwww relief!

Didn't get to do deal shopping but on my way to pick up the other kiddo at school, I did redeem my 6 caps for 6 FULL 20 oz Diet DP coupons!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kroger for .90 today

Today Kroger started a new promo called the Daytona 500. You buy 10 qualifying items and get $3 off your purchase instantly. That equates to .30 off PER qualifying item so I got the following:
6 Chef Boyardee .88 each - .30 for promo - .35 (.35/3 coupon tripled 1-4SS)= .23 each
1 Grands Biscuits $1.27 - .30 for promo - .75 (.25/1 coupon tripled 11-23 or 12-14 SS) = .22
3 Totino's pizza rolls $1.25 - .30 for promo - 1.05(.35 tripled 1-11, 1-18 and 1-25 SS) - .50 loadables(had 1 from shortcuts and 2 from cellfire) = -.60 each

Non Daytona items:
3 Hormel pepperoni $1 each - .35 tripled to $1 = FREE
1 Green leaf lettuce = .77
3 Bananas .54
3 Yo Plus Yogurts $2 each - $1 inserts (1-18 SS) - $1 loadable(I had 1 from shortcuts and 2 from cellfire) = FREE
Receipt took off -.21 in tax so total was .90 for all of this

Note: my husband didn't like the picture I took and insisted I use his and give him credit, so I have to say my husband took the picture and here is his credit, lol.

Hurry for this Right at Home Glade Freebie

Right at home is giving a Glade gift set to the first 10,000 to respond to the offer. Usually these gift sets come with great freebies and high value coupons. Sign up NOW to be one of the first 10,000! Sign up here

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Denny's Free Grand Slam Offer

I swung by the Denny's near my office at lunch and they were PACKED! There was no way I was going to be able to wait for a table and have time to eat, so I asked about a raincheck and much to my pleasure, they asked me how many I needed. So pictured is my 5 rainchecks(my niece is staying with us this week) and 1 coupon book. I plan on going to the Denny's website and letting corporate know how WONDERFUL and polite all the employees were when I stopped in. It was a ZOO but the staff was very professional and smiling! The rainchecks are good until February 13, valid Monday-Friday ANYTIME. Looks like we are having grand slams for dinner one night this week. I hope others were able to take advantage of this wonderful promotion Denny's put on.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Walgreens money maker!

Today I ventured to Walgreens to pick up some Triaminic kids meds. They are on sale for 2 for $10. There is a $1.50 printable at . In addition there is a Wags coupon for $1 off each from the coloring book they have on sale(coupon code 5856). If you use these coupons that brings your cost down to $5 and then in the February Easy Saver book is a rebate for $6/2 Triaminic (rebate #12 10% bonus if you put it on a Walgreens gift card) and THAT is what turns it into a money maker.
I got the Garnier as well as a freebate $3.99 - $1 coupon = earns $3.99 back +10% and the Diet DP because I am an addict, lol and I had a $10 RR to burn today.
Total oop $1.48 off my gift card (+$10 RR) and earns back ($6+3.99) *10% = 10.99
(My total oop should have been .48 but the coloring book coupon only took off for the bubble gum Triaminic and I didn't realize this until I already left the store). So my total cost should have been -.51 but was actually .49.
I guess I can still live with that! Thanks to lauren79giraffe at HCW for the Triaminic deal.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Free Grand Slam at Denny's on Tuesday

In case you missed the ad during the Super Bowl, Denny's is offering a FREE Grand Slam on Tuesday between 6am-2pm. I guess I know where I am eating lunch on Tuesday, lol.