Monday, November 30, 2009

Dave Ramsey Sale and Giveaway!

Dave Ramsey is giving away great prizes this Christmas. Starting today, going through December 23, Dave Ramsey is giving away a prize a day. Today's prize: $1,000 CASH!!!!!!

Who doesn't want to win cash. Just go to his website daily until Dec. 22(the Dec 23 drawing, you will automatically be entered into if you have entered ANY of the daily drawings) and sign up for the giveaway, no strings attached.

Also, if you have been planning on purchasing any of his books, they are on sale for $10 right now, good deal if you are looking to purchase.
Good luck and if anyone wins, I want to hear about it!

Attention Walmart Shoppers- or at least Gasoline purchasers

As my readers know, I don't really shop at Wal*mart, so thanks goes to my reader Nancy B. for this information.

Murphy USA is the owner of the gas service stations in the parking lots of Walmart stores in about 20 states. They have something called Murph e-offers. Just go here and sign up for email offers for coupons. You can also sign up for text message offers(standard texting rates from your carrier will apply) or mail offers. My reader got a free drink coupon and $1 off her next $10 or more fuel up.

Also, Murphy USA offers a 3 cent discount per gallon when paying with a Wal*mart gift card(this is an everyday savings whether you sign up for their e-offers or not.

Heely's for $19.95

Cyber Monday Deal, 11/30-12/6: Heelys Footwear- All Styles $19.95 This Week!

I am not sure if I am ready to get my little girls Heely's yet(they are clumsy like me), but my nephews LOVE them. 6pm is selling them for $19.95 through December 6th. I think this is an awesome price and I am going to ask my sister if the boys need a new pair! Cheap Christmas!

Cellfire will reload tommorrow Dec 1!

Today is the last day to load your Cellfire coupons for this cycle. You will still have 2 weeks to use them if you get them loaded today. I recommend loading them to your Safeway(Randalls, Tom Thumb) card. Tommorrow they are bound to have some duplicates to make some groceries free or really really cheap.

Cyber Monday is here- Good deal on Girls dresses

I got a heads up on a sale on girl's dresses at Pink Princess. These are nice dresses for Christmas, Easter or a special occasion that might be coming up. Also, if you use the code "cybermonday09" you will get free shipping! (today only) The dress pictured above is just $14.99. I plan on ordering some pretty Christmas dresses for my girls!
Today, as I find Cyber Monday deals I find interesting, I will share them with you.
Thank you to Dedra on the TexasCouponers group for this deal.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy BLACK FRIDAY!!!!!!!!

Hope all of you Black Friday shoppers are having a wonderful day. I have decided to take Black Friday off this year to spend time with family and friends. Hope everyone gets the wonderful deals being posted on HCW and the many shopper blogs out there. I will be back to shopping after the dust settles!

Walgreens run before Thanksgiving- FREE Toblerone

I ran a quick deal at Walgreens yesterday since I found out I could get Toblerone candy for FREE. Well, the cashier for some reason did not scan all my coupons(wouldn't even let me get the Reynolds foil since my coupon was for $1 and the store coupon made it 99c) Since I was just exhausted and wanting to be home, I didn't press the issue. I came out WAY ahead anyway, so not complaining.
Here is what my transaction looked like:
10 Toblerone on unadvertised sale for $1.50 - $1 insert - $1/2 Wags Nov booklet coupon = $3*(should be FREE but cashier didn't scan 3 of my coupons?)
2 Lubriderm 6 oz $3.79 - $2 insert - $1 Diabetes booklet = .79 each
1 Lubriderm 16 oz $7.49 - $2 insert - $1 Diabetes booklet = $4.49
2 Triaminic $1.69 each - $3/2 insert - $3.38 Wags healthy savings booklet = -$3
1 Christmas pencil .69 -.44 in ad coupon = .25
-$3 Register reward
Tax : .52
Cost oop : $3.84(had to pay with real money since I didn't have another filler for another RR since I thought my total would be ~$1
Earned $8 for Lubriderm, $5 for Triaminic
So cost $6.84, got back $13 and have yummy Toblerone for Christmas stockings!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Walgreens- GREAT money makers and HUGE suprise Money Maker!

I am starting to feel like myself again, so wanted to take advantage of the register reward deals Walgreens has going on this week! I had a $10 RR to roll so I had to find a store that had most the deals to really get my money's worth. I was in luck more than I realized at the store I hit up, so I ended up doing a couple transactions to really load up!(this store was very well stocked!)

Here is my first transaction:

5 Nabisco Wheat Thins/Triscuits $2 each - $1 insert 11-08 SS- $1/2 Wags diabetes booklet = $2.50 (it took of $2.50 since I purchased 5)
2 Lubriderm* 6 oz lotion $3.79 each - $2 insert 10-11 RP = $3.58
1 Lubriderm 16 oz $7.49 - $2 insert 10-11 RP= $5.49
2 Theraflu $5 each - $3/2 insert 10-18SS - $4 Wags ($2 Healthy Savings booklet found in pharmacy)=$3
1 Triaminic $5
1 Triaminic $1.69**- $3/2 insert 10-18SS - $3.69 Wags($2 Healthy Savings booklet) = 0
1 Reynolds foil $1.69 - $1 booklet coupon(found at Randalls) - .70 in ad coupon = -.01
4 Coloring books $2 - .66 in ad coupon = $1.34
Spent $10 RR and 2 $2 RR as well as $1.90 on a gift card
Earned $8 for Lubriderm, $5 for Triaminic, $3 for Theraflu and $3 for Nabisco
*I could have saved an extra $3 by using the Lubiderm coupon in the Diabetes booklet but looking at me receipt, I noticed I forget to give them that coupon(guess I am not all better quite yet!)
**I did not realize until I was leaving after trans #2 that this was on clearance and a HUGE money maker, so I went back in for a 3rd transaction to take advantage)

Second transaction was to finish getting the 10 Nabisco products to fulfill my Jingle Holiday rebate.

Trans #2

5 Nabisco Wheat Thins/Triscuits $2 each - $1 insert 11-08 SS - $1/2 Wags diabetes booklet = $2.50 (it took of $2.50 since I purchased 5)
2 Theraflu $5 each - $3/2 insert 10-18SS - $4 Wags ($2 Healthy Savings booklet)=$3
2 Triaminic $5 each - $3/2 insert 10-18SS - $4 Wags($2 Healthy Savings booklet) = $3
1 Reynolds foil $1.69 - $1 booklet coupon - .70 in ad coupon = -.01
2 Comtrex $5.99 each - $3 insert 11-01 SS - $3 Wags = -.02
5 Christmas pencils $2.50 - 1.25 in ad coupon = $1.25
Spent 4 $2 as well as $1.72 on a gift card
Earned $5 for Triaminic, $3 for Theraflu and $3 for Nabisco

After getting to my car and seeing the Triaminic was a HUGE profit, I decided to run back in and get some bread with the overage.
Trans #3:
2 Wonder bread $1.99 each = $3.98
2 Theraflu $5 each - $3/2 insert 10-18SS- $4 Wags ($2 Healthy Savings booklet)=$3
2 Triaminic $1.69 each - $3/2 insert 10-18SS - $3.38 Wags($2 Healthy Savings booklet) = -$3
1 Christmas pencil $.69- .44 in ad coupon = $.25
Spent 2 $2 RR and .23 on gift card and got back
$5 for Triaminic and $3 for Theraflu
Will send off first two receipts for the $10 Jingle your Holiday rebate on Nabisco items
So, this is my overall breakdown:
Cost: $14 RR + $1.90 + $8 RR + $1.72 + $4 RR + .23 +.44 stamp = $30.29
Receive: $ 19 RR + $11 RR + $8 RR + $10 rebate = $48
Profit of $17.71!
A HUGE Thank you goes to Lisa at SouthwestCouponClipper for the heads up on the Nabisco deal!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Missing in Action- Very sick!

I want to give my readers a headsup! I have NOT been shopping really this week. I stayed home with my little one Monday because she was sick. Well, Tuesday, I had what she had. Went back to work on Wednesday still feeling bad and finally dragged myself into a dr on Friday. Turns out I have an upper respit. infection. They gave me a shot and antibiotics, but I still feel dizzy and tired.
Hopefully I kick this soon and will be back to posting deals and steals for you guys to go get.

Until then, please go to my blog roll and read up on the great deals SouthwestCouponClipper is getting, the deals Mercedes is posting at Common Sense with Money and the wonderful things Kim from JustFrugalicious finds!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Today at work, I received an email with access to print discount coupons for The Houston Museum of Natural Science. These discount coupons are good for both the main Houston location as well as the new Sugar Land satellite location.
This was sent to me by my companies HR department and I was told I could forward it to friends and family, so that is what I am going to do.

You simply print the coupon and exchange it at the museum box office to receive discounted rates to any of the attractions at either location.

Just go here and use the code: museum (case sensitive)
and print the page for your discount. Some of the discounts are not that large, but some seem pretty decent.

The perks of Twitter

I have to admit I have not had much time for Twitter lately, but it is definitely a GREAT media outlet and yet another marketing asset for manufacturers. The perk for consumers is the FREE stuff we can get by following our favorite brands. If you follow my blog, you know how much I have mentioned the new Nature Valley Nut Clusters and how super yummy I think they are! Well, Nature Valley had a random contest one day on Twitter. I forget the exact details, but it was something along the line of the first 5 to retweet a mesage won!

You are probably asking what we won? Well, I just got my package yesterday in the mail and it included what you see pictured above. 3 reusable shopping bags(I love having these!) and 3 free coupons, 2 coupons for free Nature Valley granola bars and 1 coupon for free Nature Valley Nut Clusters! Just for retweeting! That works for me.

If you decide to join up with twitter, be sure to follow me and get my tweets each time I update my blog.

Disclaimer: Nature Valley did not pay me anything for this post. I did win this contest on twitter as stated and received this prize for that win but was not compensated in any other way, and the opinions are mine alone and were not edited or reviewed by Nature Valley. I also do not get any compensation from Twitter.

Vocalpoint- You should join!

I have mentioned VocalPoint in previous posts and this is one example why. Yesterday, I received these coupons in the mail from VocalPoint. Membership is free, and if you notice, they sent me 1 $2 coupon for Pantene and several $1 Pantene coupons to share with friends.
If you are not already a member, I suggest you sign up, as I have earned lots of freebies from the great coupons they mail out!
Sorry guys, this is for women only.

Disclaimer: I do not get compensated from VocalPoint to post nor did they review this post. I receive coupons as a member, just as would any other members.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cellfire is reloading November 17- Tuesday

Looks like Cellfire has added some Purina coupons to the mix which might be good, considering there is a catalina deal at Randalls and Kroger on Purina products. Also, I already see some freebies with these loadables and insert coupons, Shortcuts coupons or printables from, Smartsource or Redplum:

$1/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls (these are onsale for $1.50 each at Randalls)

$0.40 any flavor 17.5 OZ. + Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

$0.50 ONE TUB any flavor/variety Betty Crocker Frosting (on sale for $1.50 at Randalls, so free with Sundays insert and this loadable)

$0.40 Box or Pouch Betty Crocker Potatoes (Except Potat Buds) (free pouch everyday at Kroger or cheap box at Randalls with printable .40 on

$0.50 any flavor Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls OR Minis Bowls

$0.60 40 OZ. + Original Bisquick OR Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix

$0.50 any flavor 4.5 OZ. + Chex Mix OR Chex 100 Calorie Snack

$1/2 Chex cereals (on sale for $1.67 a box right now at Randalls, shortcuts should also have a $1/2 coupon and paper coupon from this past weekend makes these free, moneymaker)

$0.55 Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal

$0.50/2 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables

$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough

$0.50/2 Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts

$0.30/2 Refrigerated Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits

$0.55 Pillsbury Savorings products

$0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls OR Grands! Sweet Rolls

$0.50 Progresso Broth (these are bogo right now at Randalls for $2.99 and we got .50 coupons, so cheap broth!)

$0.50/2 Progresso Soups

$0.50/6 Yoplait Yogurt cups (Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!) OR any flavor Yoplait Original OR Light Smoothie

$3/2 Huggies Diapers ($7.99 each at Randalls with in ad coupon and $20 purchase- diapers alone get close to $20 reqd purchase)

$.25 4-pack + COTTONELLE Toilet Paper

$.55 HOT POCKETS brand BREAKFAST sandwiches

$4 on a Scotch Fur Fighter Hair Remover Starter Kit

$1 Purina brand Dry Cat Food, any size, any variety

$1 Purina brand Dry Dog Food, any size, any variety

$1/2 Purina brand Dog Snacks and/or Cat Treats, any size, any variety

$0.75 on any one loaf of Nature's Pride bread

Randalls run to use up expiring cellfire coupons

I mustered up enough strength to hit up Randalls on the way to pick up my oldest from school(the youngest and I were home sick today). My tuna actually rang up VERY wrong and VERY overpriced, but I just didn't have the energy to wait at the service desk for the correction ( I didn't notice until I had cashed out) so I just let it go. Here is what my transaction looked like:

1 Way overpriced Randalls can of tuna $1.49(shelf tag said .79, but noticed this is a 6oz can instead of 5 oz I bought on mom's card, so BEWARE the overpriced 6 oz cans!!!!!)-.55 Hurricane map coupon = .94

1 Romano Macoroni grill $4.99 - 2 $1 Cellfire - $1 Shortcuts - $1 insert= .99 (I really like these for quick meals, yummy)

1 Nature Valley nut clusters $2.99 - $1 Cellfire- 2 $1 Shortcuts-.40 Shortcuts- $1 IP = -1.41

1 Betty Crocker frosting $1.50 - .50 Shortcuts- .50 insert 11-15 GM = FREE

1 Safeway green beans .79- free hurricane map coupon = FREE

2 Progresso broth $2.99 bogo sale - 2 .50 Cellfire - .50 Shortcuts- .50 IP= .49 for 2

4 Nabisco Premium crackers $2.49 - $1.20 in ad Randalls coupon -2 $1/2 Nabisco booklet coupons = $3.16

1 Freshpet dog food $2.49 - free insert 9-13 SS = FREE

2 Pillsbury Crescent rolls $1.50 each - .50/2 Cellfire - $1/2 Cellfire - 2 .50/2 Shortcuts- .50/2 IP= -.50

1 Morningstar Farms veggie $1.99 - $2 booklet coupon = -.01

4 Scrubbing bubbles $1.99 bogo wyb 4 - 2 $2/2 peelies = -.02

2 Huggies diapers $9.99 each - $1 Cellfire - $3/2 Cellfire - $1.50 Shortcuts- $4 in ad Randalls coupon - 2 $2 IP= $6.48 (ip no longer available except for overnights)

-$5 catalina from $5/25 Home for the Holidays promotion

Tax: $.62

Cost oop: $6.53*

*I will be saving my receipt to get $10 wyb 10 Nabisco crackers in the new Jingle Holiday coupon booklet I found at the front of Randalls store- the 4 Nabisco Premium crackers qualify.

I also should earn $1 in my Upromise for the Huggies diapers.

Sicne I was already there, I also wanted to use my moms card for her loadables as well. She has different loadables since I don't always use her card. Here is what I got on it:

1 Fiber One Muffin mix $2.50 - 2 .50 Cellfire - .50 Shortcuts- .50 IP= FREE
2 Chex Cereal $1.67 each - 2 $1 Cellfire - $1 Shortcuts- $1/2 IP= -.66
1 Betty Crocker frosting $1.50 - .50 Shortcuts- .50 insert 11-15GM= FREE
1 Safeway green beans .79 - free Hurricane map coupon = FREE
1 Safeway tuna .79 - .55 Hurricane map coupon = .24
1 Freshpet dog food $2.49 - free insert coupon 9-13 SS= FREE
1 Morningstar Farms veggie $1.99 - $2 booklet coupon = -.01

4 Scrubbing bubbles $1.99 bogo wyb 4 - 2 $2/2 peelies = -.02

2 Huggies diapers $9.99 each - $1 Cellfire - $3/2 Cellfire - $1.50 Shortcuts- $4 in ad Randalls coupon - $2 IP- $2 homemailer = $6.48 (ip no longer avail except for overnights)

*On this transaction, the Randalls coupon only deducted for one diaper package, so I had to get them to manually enter the extra $2 savings, I believe the Overnights are not coded for this discount even though they are pictured on the in ad coupon.

Tax: $.62

Total oop: $6.65 and I will mail in for $1.50 on the diapers from the Caregiver rebate.

Nine West $14.95 all styles

I just found out that 6pm is having a one week sale on Nine West footwear. I love Nine West shoes(just ask my bff- we bought the same pair of loafers in different colors one day, lol).
I know sizes will be going fast, so if you are interested in any Nine West shoes, you should hurry!
One thing I really LOVE about the 6pm site, is that you can shop by brand and then by size. I like that feature because I don't have to see all the shoes that they have sold out of my size on!
I think I am going to grab a pair of basic black heels(pictured above) for those days at work that my Crocs are just not dressy enough for, lol.
*Sorry guys, I am sick at home with a sick kiddo, so all I can do is look at online deals right now, lol!

Free Photo Gifts and cards!- NOT an online offer!

I am sorry to report the great deals at SeeHere were not meant for online distribution.
I was just informed that these offers were made available to customers who purchase Santa portrait packages at select malls throughout the US. I am sorry to get the hopes up of my readers, as I was also excited about these too good to be true offers.
However, if you are planning on taking your little ones to a local mall for Santa pictures, you may want to do some research and see if your local mall is participating in these offers for a wonderful added bonus.

Sorry again to my readers for all the problems! I am a bit bummed too since I was too sick to do "much" shopping today

Stay tuned for my post on my Randalls run today(not as great as usual since I was not in full health and had another sicky with me, lol.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cellfire - SAVE those coupons- Cheap Huggies Scenario

Monday is sneaking up on us yet again, and yet again, this Monday is the last day to load the current Cellfire coupons! I suggest loading to your Randalls (Safeway) card just in case Tuesday has similar coupons. At Safeway, you have a chance to stack coupons so definitely a way to get freebies.

If you have been keeping up with the loads, here is a GREAT suggestion for cheap Huggies diapers:
Todays paper had a Randalls ad with a $7.99 Randalls store coupon on Huggies(these should also be in store if you don't get a paper)
You might have a $1 Cellfire loadable and a $3/2 Cellfire loadable
You might also have a $1.50 Shortcuts loadable
Then go to Upromise and load their $1 coupon(this one will not come off at register, but will be added to your Upromise account)
Then go to and print 2 $2 off coupons(unless you have home mailers worth more)

Go to Randalls tommorrow and purchase 2 packages of Huggies
2 x $9.99 = 19.98
- $4 Randalls ad coupon(make sure it takes $4 off, if not let them know!)
- $1 Cellfire - $3 Cellfire - $1.50 Shortcuts
-$4 from 2 IPs
= $6.48 for 2 packages of diapers

Send in for Caregiver rebate for .75 a package and you will earn $1 from Upromise so
$6.48- $1.50 - $1 = $3.98 for 2 packages of Huggies!

I also noticed I have 3 loadables for Chex Mix cereal for $1/2.
Combine with the $1/2 printable at and they are a money maker at Randalls(currently on sale $1.67 each- Thanks Courtney!)

There is also a Randalls Super Coupon for the Quaker Chewy granola bars for .99 each.
There is a printable at Redplum or an insert in 10-11 RP for $1/2, so .49 a box!

Sunday Paper 11-15 - Extra coupons!

Don't throw your paper in the recycle bin until you look for the Parade Supplement and the Kroger Supplement.
This week the Parade has the following coupons:
$1/2 OreIda Steam n Mash potatoes or Ore-Ida Hash Browns
$1 Nivea body wash for women
$2 Glade Fragrance Collection product
The Kroger supplement has the following coupons(these are manuf coupons, except the first):
$20 in free groceries when you transfer a script
$2 Your Life Multivitamins or any Nature's Bounty product
$2 Zicam Cold remedy product
$5 Accu-Chek Multiclix or Softclix lancets
$1 Eucerin or Nivea product
.75 Lipton Green tea 20 count
.50 Applegate Farms frozen product

Duracell batteries - .40 per package

Kroger is running a catalina promotion on Duracell batteries right now. When you purchase $10 worth, you get a $2 oynso catalina, and when you purchase $20 worth, you get $5. Well, there are two things making this an even sweet deal. First, the 4 packs of AA and AAA and the 2 packs of C and D(one pack 9V) are on sale for $1.88. Second, the catalina machine is ready presale price of $3.39!
So, you only actually need to purchase 6 packs to earn the $5 catalina(6 x $3.39 = $20.34)
Here is how my transaction looks:
6 @ 1.88 = 11.28
- 6 $.75 insert coupons 11-2 P&G = $6.78
Tax .56
Total cost oop: $7.34 and earned the $5 oynso
So $7.34 - $5 = $2.34
You can also roll this deal, so if you need batteries, now is the time to stock up.
Thanks Courtneyrtr for testing the pre-coupon price for us :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Got my Jennie-o 14.5 lb turkey pratically free

Kroger has a GREAT sale on Jennie-O Turkey this week. With an additional $20 purchase, the Jennie-O turkey is just .27/lb. To add to that great deal, I still had a $5 coupon off the purchase of any Jennie-O Turkey Store product! (This was a home mailer from an online promotion during the Biggest Loser)
Remeber my store doubles up to .50 and triples up to .39, 3 like coupons
Here is my breakdown:
3 Hormel pepperoni $1 each - .35 insert 11-1SS = FREE
2 Yakisoba $.99 each - .50 insert 10-18SS = FREE
1 Adolphus latin rice $1 - .35 IP (beeps) = FREE
2 Birdseye steamfresh rice $1.50 - .35 insert 10-18SS= .45 each
1 Birdseye steamfresh corn(not pictured) $1.50 - .35 insert 10-18SS= .45
1 Clorox 2 Bleach $6.89*
1 Jennie-O turkey $3.99 - $5 home mailer = -$1.01
1 Kroger gift card for $5(to get my required $20 purchase)
Tax .16
Total cost oop: $12.34
*I have a try me free rebate on Clorox 2 bleach so $6.89 coming back in rebates
**Just noticed there is a $1.50 Clorox 2 IP coupon here (could have been paid for my turkey, lol)
Still have the $5 Kroger gift card for future purchase
So $12.34 + .44(cost of stamp) - $6.89 rebate - $5 gift card = $0.89 cost!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

2nd Annual "Drop & Swap" event on Nov 14, 2009- Katy

Sustainable Living, a non-profit environmental group that helps educate Houstonians about recycling, eating local/organic foods, using earth-friendly products to clean your home and generally how to live a 'greener' lifestyle, is having their 2nd Annual "Drop & Swap" event on November 14, 2009.

This is a free event and sounds like loads of fun and a great way to recycle and help reduce landfill dumping.
The 'drop' portion of the event is from 8am-Noon. Participants are asked to drop off electronics, computers, household batteries, cell phones, and much more to be recycled. This will take place in the parking lot. Inside they may drop off wearable clothing and usable household items that they no longer want/need.

The 'swap' portion of the event is from 4 pm-7pm where participants are allowed to shop through the dropped items and take home anything they want/need for free.
If you participate in the 'drop' portion of the event, you get to get into the 'swap' portion 1 hour early!
Sustainable Living will also be handing out “Green Scene Bags” to the first 250 people who come to the 'Swap' portion. These bags are re-usable totes and will include samples and discount coupons for green/environmentally-friendly/organic goods and services. There will also be information about green living.

There will be other fun events like 'Project Re-Use' where aspiring designers will use items of clothing that have been 'dropped' and re-make them into a brand new outfit. There will be a fashion show and the winners of the competition will win prizes.
Live music
Wine for purchase

Please see the SustainableLiving website for more information on this FREE event.

Real Simple Holiday Savings- Check those Mega Sale receipts!

Real Simple is running a promotional rebate for $5 cash rebate when you purchase $15 in participating products between 10-12-09 and 11-15-09. Even better is you don't even have to have a rebate form, just a 3x5 card.

Details: Send in your original receipt(s) confirming purchase of $15 or more on products from any of the participating brands in this Holiday Savings promotion and you could receive a $5 cash rebate from Real Simple.
Mail your receipt(s), postmarked by 11/19/09, along with your name and address clearly printed on a 3" x 5" card to: Real Simple "Holiday Savings $5 Rebate Offer," c/o USSC, 625 Panorama Trail (Bldg. 2, Suite 100), Rochester, NY 14625. Please allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery.
Limited-time offer, while supplies last. Limit one rebate per household. Purchase of qualifying products must be made between 10/12/09 and 11/15/09 and must equal $15.00 or more. Proof of purchase must be in the form of the original store receipt(s) with the qualifying products and purchase date circled and must be postmarked by 11/19/09 and received no later than 11/21/09. Sponsor not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected mail. Any attempt at fraud may lead to disqualification and further legal action. Void where prohibited by law.
Go here to see participating products. You might already be there with your Kroger Mega Deal receipts for Nestle and Uncle Bens products.
Thank you to Glenda for sending this wonderful information to me.

PSA: Shopping carts are NOT toys!

Sorry for my lack of posts this week, but I am recovering from a fall due to a shopping cart mishap. It has been hard to shop or clip and organize this week so I just haven't. Lucky for me I have a huge stockpile and stocked up on milk, eggs and fruit before my little accident.
Here is where the PSA (public service announcement) comes in.
I guess the "experts" know what they are talking about. You should NOT ride on a shopping cart down a parking lot!
I had my oldest with me and she wanted to "go FAST" and I made the mistake of hopping onto the cart for a ride too. Well, lets just say the cart toppled! Lucky for me my child was uninjured, my left hand and knee though, was not so lucky. This occurred on Sunday evening and today is the first day I have an actual scab so I don't have to have it covered in bandages.
For those that like to see details, I will provide the link for pictures. For those with a weak stomach, I suggest NOT looking, these look gross.
This is what it looked like Monday afternoon. Here is what it looks like today.
Anyway, enough boring stuff, if I bombard you with posts today, I am sorry but I am just happy to get some of my mobility in my fingers back!
Oh, and remember: Shopping carts are NOT toys. Be careful out there.

eta: Thanks goes to CVS and Walgreens for all the deals on free bandaids and Neosporin :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Randalls deal with loadables and Free Breakfast coupons

I am sorry for the delay in posting this deal. I meant to get it posted yesterday so my readers would have a chance to get in on the breakfast item coupons found in the Randalls ad, but I had a run in with asphalt and it won!(Tore the skin off 3 knuckles of my dominant hand)

Anyway, I went to Randalls and my transaction wasn't too hard, but my moms turned out to be a mess! In the end, I was there WAY too long(2.5 hours) and some things rang up wrong. I still did well enough, that I am not going to bother disputing it now.
The trick was to get my total up to $50 before coupons, but AFTER ecoupons so I could get the free eggs, bacon, orange juice and english muffins advertised for Saturday and Sunday in Randalls ad. Please recall my store doubles up to and including .50 and triples up to and including .39 ONE like coupon. Here is my breakdown:

1 Tabasco $1.19 - .50 Shortcuts - .50 IP = -.31
1 C&H Brown sugar $1.69 - .35 insert 10-18 RP = .64
3 Hamburger Helper $3 - 2 .75 Cellfire - 2 .75 Shortcuts - $1/3 magazine coupon = -$1
1 Betty Crocker warm delight $1.99 - 2 .50 Cellfire - .50 = -.01
1 Betty Crocker cookie mix $1.69 - 2 .40 Cellfire - .40 Shortcuts - .40 = -.31
1 Safeway green beans .79 - free Hurricane map coupon = 0
5 Apple Jacks/5 Froot Loops $2.50 each - 3 $3 off wyb 3 boxes(Safeway promo) - 10 $1 blinkies = $6
2 Progresso High Fiber soup $2.50 each - 2 .50 Cellfire - 2 $1 IP(not sure if still available? blogged about it here) = -.50
1 Yakisoba $1 - .50 insert 10-18SS= 0
1 Coke $1.49 - Free coke rewards coupon(got in a trade) = 0
1 Rotel $1 - .50 IP (no longer available) = 0
1 Jiffy Mix .39(needed small filler for $50 total)
1 Purex 3 in 1 sheets $5.99 - $6 free coupon(got for being Purex insider) = -.01
4 cat treats $1.99 - free insert 9-27SS= 0
1 Freshpet dog food $2.49 - free insert 9-13 SS =0 (not pictured)
1 Birdseye potatoes $1.50 - .35 insert 10-18 SS= .45
1 Morningstar veggies $1.99 - $2 booklet coupon = 0
1 Safeway tuna .99 - .55 Hurricane map = .44 (this was marked .79 on shelf)
3 Kleenex .99 each - .55 booklet coupons(found at Heb) = 1.87 (I gave cashier 3 coupons but he only scanned 2?)
1 Kleenex $1.99 - free upright wyb 3 other Kleenex tearpad = 0
1 Kids Cuisine $2.39 (marked 50% but rang full price and my loadables didn't come off?)
4 Yoplait yogurt .40 each
2 Yoplait yogurt .55 each(these were all marked .40 on shelf tag?) - 2 .50 Cellfire - .50 =.90
1 Yoplait delights $2.50 - 2 $1 cellfire - $1
English muffins 1.99 - in ad coupon = 0
Bacon 2.99 - in ad coupon = 0
Eggs 1.08 - in ad coupon = 0
Orange Juice 2.19 - in ad coupon = 0
*there was also an extra .40 and .50 coupon on my receipt that I can't match to anything?
Tax -.06
Total oop: 9.47 and will mail in for $10 Kelloggs rebate.(I traded for this form on HCW)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Free Whataburger November 10th 5-8pm

If you are from Texas, then you HAVE to know about Whataburger!!!! I am actually from the hometown of Whataburger and I kid you not, there were more Whataburgers in my hometown than there were McDonalds(thank goodness!)
Anyway, Whataburger is having an Orange night out on November 10th from 5-8 pm.
Directly from their site: On Tuesday, November 10th from 5-8 pm, we invite you to get decked out in orange from head to toe for an Orange Night Out. So dress up, dine in, show us how much orange spirit you have and get a Free Whataburger.

Now to find a T-sip to lend me some nasty orange to wear as that is a color that is NOT really allowed in this house :P

While you are thinking about Whataburger, you need to go here and sign up for their 12 days of Whataburger-a special promotion starting December 1st, where every other day until December 23rd, we’ll email you a coupon for a Free Food item. In order to receive these free offers once they start on December 1st, along with other future promotions, you need to sign up for the free e-newsletter.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hot Wii Game deal at Target

If you are looking to buy Wii games for Christmas this year, this just might be the week you do it!

Target this week has Wii games buy 2, get 1 free. If that was not good enough, they also have a printable coupon for $10/2 Wii games! I purchased 6 games tonight and was able to use 3 coupons!!!!!
I also found my store still had stock of Glade, so I decided to do that deal too to bring down the cost of my games. Here is how my transaction went:
3 Wii games @ 19.99 - $19.99 for sale (Disney Princess, Sonic and Balloon Pop)
3 Wii games @ 14.99 - $14.99 for sale (Diego, Littlest Pet Shop and Game Party)
- 3 $10/2 Target coupons = 39.96
5 Glade candle holders $2.50 each - $1.50 coupons(found in tins, traded for these) = $5
5 Glade refills $2.50 each - buy holder get refills free insert this past Sunday(these coupons beep) = $0
-$10 in gift cards from previous glade deal and got another $10 for this glade deal
Tax: 2.88
Total oop: $37.84 or $6.31 PER game!!!!!
Thanks to Erin for telling me about this deal!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Alright, Thursday November 5th is the day you need to enter your Disney Rewards points you have been holding onto! All points entered on that day will be worth double. I know I will be getting my Tink and Snow White points in that day.

Double Points Day #1 begins at 12:00am ET 11/05/09 and ends at 11:59pm ET 11/05/09. Codes can only be used one (1) time. For Disney releases, limit one (1) code per title regardless of media (DVD, Blu-ray, CD, etc.) or method of redemption per Account. Limit: Enrollee cannot enter more than 10 invalid codes within a twenty-four (24) hour period.

Ironic delivery in mailbox!

A month or so ago I signed up for a free sample of Betty Crocker potatoes. I had forgotten all about it, until I checked my mail and found these Au Gratin potatoes in my mailbox. I thought it was funny since I have been getting the mashed potato packets with the mega sale for free. Glad I signed up for the free Au Gratin instead of the mashed.
I was also excited to see I got a .50 coupon which doubled will make another BOX of potatoes free during the mega sale, yippee!
AND the real bonus was the extra box tops on the box! I am the Box Top coordinator for my kids' school and was happy to see those on the box. If you have not joined Box Tops, you should. It is a really great program that gives money to participating schools. Right now they have a Power of 1 promotion going that will give 5 bonus boxtops to your school for each person that signs up. If you don't have a school, I would LOVE for you to sign up under my kids' school. It is a very small school and they could use all the help they can get. Just go here and create an account. If you want to help my kiddos school, I would be more than happy to supply you with the name and zip code of the school via email. (catladyfour4 yahoo com)

Kroger Mega deal paid for my milk

On the way to pick up my kids, I realized we were going to need more milk. Stopped into Kroger and miscalcuated a little so could not give all my coupons.
Here is my transaction:
6 Ricola $1 each - 3 bogo coupon @ 2.19(cashier had them auto input) = -.57
1 Halls $1.29 (didn't give my coupon because I would have gone negative)
2 Gallons milk $1.99 each = 3.98
3 Chili $1.29 each - $2/3 = 1.87
1 Heinz ketcup $1.99 (didn't give my coupon because I would have gone negative)
3 Rolaids $1.49 each - $1 coupon(coupon beeps) = $1.47
6 Rolaids $2.19 each - $4/2 coupon(coupon beeps) = $1.14
Tax -1.09
-$10 Mega deal
Cost oop: $0.08

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rockports for a GREAT price!!!!

Wednesday,11/4 offer! Rockport Footwear- Men's $19.95 All Styles Today Only!

My husband has been looking for some new dressier shoes so I was happy to see this deal coming! Tommorrow (Wednesday Nov 4) only is going to have Rockports on sale for $19.95. They claim ALL styles will be this price. I can't wait. also has $6.95 flat rate shipping so I will definitely have the husband shopping online tommorrow!

All womens' styles will be $14.95 for those women interesting in getting some shoes too. I am eyeing the Silorra!
Wednesday,11/4 offer! Rockport Footwear Women's $14.95 All Styles Today Only!

Cellfire has reloaded 11-3-09

I have got to admit, I have been slacking on blog posts. I am bombarding you all at once today.
Sorry, but I have been feeling run down and have been going to bed early every night instead of posting. So today, I am trying to play catchup with the shopping I have done over the last 3 days!

Also, Cellfire should now be ready with new coupons! You definitely want to load some of these for the Mega Deal that will be continuing for another week at Kroger!
Here is what you should find there:
$1/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
$0.40 Box or Pouch Betty Crocker Potatoes (Except Potato Buds)
$0.50 TUB any flavor/variety Betty Crocker Frosting
$0.60 40 OZ. + Original Bisquick OR Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix
$0.50 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix OR Chex 100 Calorie Snack
$0.50/2 any variety Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables
$0.75/3 Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper OR Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals
$0.55 any Kix cereal - Kix, Berry Berry Kix OR Honey Kix
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust)
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts
$0.30/2 any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls OR Grands! Sweet Rolls
$0.75/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
$0.50 any variety Progresso Broth
$0.50/2 any flavor Progresso Soups
$1 any flavor Romano's Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kit
$1.00 any flavor Yoplait Delights Yogurt Multipack
$.25 4-pack+ COTTONELLE Toilet Paper
$1.00 any package of Huggies Diapers
$.55 box of LEAN POCKETS brand BREAKFAST sandwiches
$0.40 any flavor 17.5 OZ.+ Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
$0.50 any flavor Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls OR Minis Bowls
$1/2 any Chex cereals
$0.50 any flavor/variety Fiber One Box Muffin Mix
$1 BAG any flavor Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
$1/2 any variety Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$0.75/2 Frozen Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, OR Mini Cinnamon Rolls
$0.50/6 Yoplait Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait Original OR Light Smoothies

Kroger mega run Saturday

Ok, Saturday was a crazy day! My husband wanted to brew beer and I wanted to shop. So, we both won, sort of. He stayed home to brew his beer and I went shopping.............with two kiddos in tow!
I wanted to get as many coupons used for the mega sale as I could seeing as some of them were set to expire that day. I made a few mistakes with calculating (hmmm two little girls fighting didn't help, lol) but all in all, I think I did pretty well. You will notice I did also purchase two bottles of wine in all this(perhaps because two little girls were fighting at each store!)
It would take me far too long to itemize each trip, so I am just going to give you a summation of the quantities I purchased and where I found the misc. coupons I used. I hope you don't mind!

Please remember too, I shop for 4 households so this is really not a HUGE stash once everyone takes their share.
36 Carnation milks free with 9-27 insert coupon
10 Pepperidge Farm frozen breads .69 each with .40 insert from 10-4 SS
1 Ketchup .74 with .75 insert from 10-4 SS
15 Pillsbury free with $1/3 blinkie and catalina deal
9 Franks hot sauce free with .35 insert 10-4 SS
19 Rolaids free or overage after $1 and $4/2 coupons from 10-4 RP
15 Bumble Bee tuna -.05 each after .55 insert from 9-13 SS
6 Yakisoba free after .50 insert from 10-18 SS
4 Sunsweet raisins $.45 each after booklet .35 coupon(found display with coupon in produce)
18 Halls cough drops -.26 with .35 coupon from 9-27SS
20 Betty Crocker potato pouches -.25 after .25 insert coupon from 10-4 SS(I traded for these)
15 Diet DP free with overage with .40 label coupon and .55 peelies(found peelies at last store)
6 Tombstone pizza $1.24 each after $1.50/2 in 9-27 SS
3 Dole bowl fruit .39 each after $1 printable
6 Uncle Bens rice free after $1 Parade coupon
2 Smuckers jelly $1.24 each after .35 tearpad coupon(my mom found these at HEB)
6 Ricola got overage with bogo coupon from 10-11 SS
4 Orbit gum (had to throw these in at one store where I miscalculated, they only cost me $2 to save another $5- not pictured because I gave them to cashier and bagger)
2 Nestle ready to drink .19 each after .40 tearpad(found these in Corpus Christi at a Stripes store-not pictured because kiddos drank them)
1 Diet dp 20 oz $1.39 (I was thirsty, lol)
Tomato, Lettuce and bananas (used my last 3 $1 produce winetags-traded for these)
2 bottles of wine $7.99 each
1 single serve m&ms (to bump total up to $2 for Discover card coupon)
4 Rotel .47 for one, the rest free with .50 printable
2 Velvetta $4.49 each
3 Frito Lays free with buy 2, get 1 free tearpad and 2 $1.50 off chips wyb 1 velvetta and 2 rotel
used a $2 Discover card coupon for each of my 6 transcations

Paid $24.85 oop($14.85 real money, $10 in catalinas)
Got back $11 in catalinas and will mail for $10 Tombstone rebate I trade for
$24.85 - $11 - $10 + .44(cost of stamp) = $4.29 for everything pictured.

HEB deal on Chicken and a Skillet!

This next deal was brought to my attention by one of my readers and is local to the Texas(mostly) folks. Thank you Fun times with the Larsen's for the heads up on this deal. For those of you with an HEB, there is a great deal right now on chicken fajita meat and they will give you a preseasoned cast iron fajita skillet for FREE.
The Seasoned Fajita Chicken Thighs are already at a low price of .99/lb and packaged in 4-5 lbs packages. Right next to them, you should find a display of skillets and the famous yellow coupons that will get you a free skillet for each fajita package you purchase.
I found a package just a bit over $4 and got the skillet for FREE! For my family that package will easily make 2 meals, maybe more. Enjoy!

Walgreens this week

I had some Register Rewards expiring yesterday so I made a trip to Walgreens.
One deal I read about was on Almay makeup. The Almay Pure Blend Foundation is $9.99 and gives back a $10 RR. In addition, Almay is buy 1, get 1 50% off this week. Imagine my suprise when it rang up b1g1 FREE.
Here is my transaction:
Pure Blend Foundation $9.99
Almay one coat mascara $6.99 - $4 coupon from November Walgreens coupon book
-$6.99 for bogo sale
Girls sparkle tights clearanced for .99
Halloween pencil(filler) .06
-2 $3.50 RR
Paid .04 OOP and earned
$10 back
Profit of $2.96

Second transaction, I decided to test out the Lubriderm deal I read about. There is a month long Register Reward deal that if you buy 3 participating products, you get an $8 RR. The smallest Lubriderm I could find to still use my $2 Lubriderm manuf coupons was the 6 oz. Here is how my transaction went:
3 Lubriderm 6 oz $3.99 each - $2 insert 10-11 RP
-$1 each Walgreens Diabetes booklet(found in pharmacy area)
2 Ricola cough drops $2.49 each - bogo insert 10-11 SS
-$2.40 for in ad coupon - .50 for Walgreens Diabetes booklet for Sugar Free
2 Cheetos .99 each
-2 $2 RR
Paid .54 oop and earned
$8 back
Profit of $3.46

Thanks to Lisa at Southwestcouponclipper for the picture of the Diabetes coupon booklet.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cellfire- Last day to load for this cycle

Well, it is the end of another cycle at cellfire. Don't forget to load up all your coupons onto your Randalls card TODAY. Tommorrow a new batch will come out and you can hope for duplicates that net FREE groceries. While you are at it, visit Shortcuts and load up on those too.
Yesterday I was at Randalls and noticed the smallest bottle of Tabasco was on sale for .99. I had two .50 loadables from Shortcuts come off and I used a .75 tearpad coupon I found. I got paid .76 to buy Tabasco!
Also, if you have been working the Pillsbury catalina deal at Randalls or Kroger, that is soon coming to an end. It ends either today or tommorrow, I am not sure. Every store I have been to has had the blinkie making the Grands Jr 5 pack FREE!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Month, New coupons

It is a new month, so there are new coupons to print at , Smartsource and Redplum.

Some that are of interest to me
.40 Betty Crocker potatoes (Kroger mega deal)
Several $1/1 Kelloggs cereal coupons (Target)
$1.50 Huggies
$2 Huggies(go great with loadables at Randalls)

.40 Betty Crocker potatoes (Kroger mega deal)
$1/2 Nabisco Cracker products(they don't come out with coupons often, so good time to get them)

I will try to post later my marathon Kroger run I did yesterday.