Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wal Mart Deal: Zyrtec 5 ct for $0.29!

Hurry...go PRINT a coupon for a 5 ct Zyrtec and get your allergy relief for just $0.29!

A $5 PRINTABLE COUPON FOR ZYRTEC  is available RIGHT NOW from WalMart's website!!

The best news? You CAN Print this twice! That's a 10 count of Zyrtec for $0.58!!

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Super TIDE Stain Release Sample Arrived Today

Holy Cow! When I signed up for the Tide Stain Release Challenge, I wasn't expecting THIS!

I received a letter reminding me about the Tide Stain Release Challenge
A 10 pack of Tide Stain Release-FULL SIZE PRODUCT
A 1 load of Tide Acti-lift detergent
a $2 off coupon good on ANY SIZE Tide Stain Release product

I'm not sure if they are still taking applicants for their challenge...
If they are, simply visit their FACEBOOK PAGE and sign up!

Wheeee... I LOVE mail days like this!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Extreme Couponing Season Comes to a Close


Well. The Season of Extreme Couponing has come to a close.
Not to fret, however, as the show will be returning with a new season in September, 2011.

What a whirlwind season this has been! Let's face it, the show came with it's moments of controversy!

Even in passing, it seems to spark controversial conversations. What I've found is that there are hard-lined opinion on coupons, the products that coupons provide savings for, the lack of organic, or healthy product coupons, and of course, the need to stockpile-or not.
There are many misconceptions about what an extreme couponer is...and what their motivations are.

I feel that the show lacked in the area of education.
I also feel that they did not clearly make the point that not all stores offer the same coupon policies.
I feel, too, that they exploited the participants to a degree. With the show "Hoarders" being advertised and following many of the Extreme Couponing episodes, the misconception is that all couponers and stockpilers are indeed hoarding.

Personally, in my household, it is very difficult to keep a stockpile of food items. That may be a direct result of my not using meal planning techniques to use my food items in such a way that I could stockpile items. Simply put, we eat what we buy.
I think it's great that others have been able to achieve this level of stockpiling.

Right now, our goal is to stockpile non-perishables, heath and beauty, laundry type items. In doing so, it frees up our budget to purchase food items.  I think once we achieve a good stockpile of these items, we will take what lessons we've learned in this arena and incorporate them into a food stockpile.

Slowly building is the key. Ask any couponer, extreme or not, who stockpiles, they will tell you that their stockpile didn't appear over night!

Yes, the show has raised awareness of couponing....I'll give it that.

In fact, even though I have been couponing for over 20 years and have been organizing via the binder method for over four years, I find myself being asked if I am "One of THOSE couponers" when I am at the store.
A running joke at my local Wal Mart seems to be if I will have "extreme savings" this week. Or If I will beat my last total!

I don't mind the scrutiny; I LOVE the savings!

I even chuckle a bit when I am shopping at a store and I am approached by other customers who ask where an item can be found.
1. Because they actually think that I work there. (My binder, spreadsheet, and unwavering focus on aisle shelves are to blame!)
2. Because I actually know where to send them!

What Extreme Couponing has done in my home town has caused my store's cashiers to become more aware of the proper use of a coupon.

The stores have also become acutely aware that they need to be sure that their shelves are stocked with items for which a coupon is currently available.

In the 20 years I've been at this, I find that I am able to find product more readily available than I have in the past.

My hope is that all watching the show will take 10% of what they see on the show as helpful information and let the other 90% be the entertainment that TLC intended it to be.
Look past the shelving of products, the piles, stacks, and milk crates of coupon inserts, and cartons of pre-ordered product.
When you do, you soon realize that even with a minimal amount of coupons, you can significantly reduce your out of pocket and save your family some REAL money.
At the end of the day, that's what it's really about!

I, personally, enjoyed the season. I have my favorites and my not so favorites. I'm ready to see what next season will bring us.
I hope that TLC has been listening to the viewers and will incorporate some education into the new shows.

Until then, we are going to continue to post on this blog the savings that we find each week. After all, you don't have to have a stockpile room, a binder full of coupons, or a camera crew following you around your store to save a boat load of money!

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Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards Program

When Big D came along, we signed up for Pampers Gifts to Grow. It seems like every month we receive coupons towards the purchase of diapers. Every pack seems to have a new code, and with a new code comes points! Points=rewards!
We LOVE this program!

They say:

"All moms deserve to be rewarded. If your baby could thank you, they’d never stop. Gifts to Grow gives you the rewards you deserve, simply by buying Pampers diapers and wipes. Earn points toward scooters, strollers, books, magazine subscriptions, gift cards, and even charitable donations."

Whether your a new Mom, or Grandma, if you LOVE Pampers, you should sign up!

Join now and get 100 Free Points.


You will also receive periodic emails and special offers.

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Do YOU Groupon?

We LOVE using coupons for almost everything we do...and that's why We LOVE Groupon!

Every day, there's something new to love about it!
Each day, Groupon features an unbeatable deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in your city.

If you haven't checked out Groupon yet, click the banner below and sign up!

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A GREAT Decorating Site! Free to Join-Savings Abound!

I'm ALWAYS looking for unique items to add to my home's decor. When I found I was estatic and wanted to share it with you~!

Signing up is FREE-you can even do a one click signup by logging in with Facebook!

I really think that the Yep Yup pet supplies they have are SUPER CUTE and I can't wait to see what Laura Ashley items they will be showcasing tomorrow!

Click the pic above and check them out for yourself. Savings as much as 70% is nothing to sneeze at!

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Kroger Sale Match-UP Sale Ends June 19th-Our 100th Post!

We're celebrating our 100th Post with a Kroger Match UP for you!

Prices good until June 19th.

The Buy 10, Get 5 Drink Sale Continues This Week:

Gatorade, G2, Propel, Sobe Lifewater, Sobe Juice or Lipton Naturals
Buy 10 and Get 5 more free!
Final Cost when you buy 15 items $0.67 - Limit 3 rewards per transaction
for extra savings!

Buy 5 Participating Items and get $5 off Instantly at Checkout
Look for the Mega Event Tags on Participating Products:

Keebler Club Crackers - $2.97
- $1.00 Mega

Sunshine Cheez It - $2.97
- $1.00 Mega

Kelloggs Cereal - $2.99
Select Varieties, 15.8-18.2 oz
- $1.00 Mega
$1/3 Kellogg's Cereal, exp. 7/17/11 (RP 06/05/11)
$1/3 Kellogg's Cereal, exp. 6/26/11 (RP 05/15/11)
$1/2 Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats or Raisin Bran (RP 5/15/11)
$1/2 Kellogg's Cereal, exp. 7/17/11 (RP 06/05/11 R)
Final Price = Varies
** There ARE printables out there, Do A SWAGBUCKS SEARCH for them and choose the ones that are right for you!

Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars - $2.99
- $1.00 Mega

Kellogg's Fiber Plus Bars - $2.99
- $1.00 Mega
Final Price = $2.99

Juicy Juice 8 ct or 64 oz - $2.99
- $1.00 Mega
  Do A SWAGBUCKS SEARCH for a coupon printable that may still be available for extra savings!

Viva Paper Towels - $5.99
6 Regular Rolls
- $1.00 Mega
$0.50/2 Viva Paper Towels PRINTABLE COUPON

Cottonelle Toilet Paper - $5.99
12 Double Rolls
- $1.00 Mega
$0.50/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper PRINTABLE COUPON
Final Price = $3.99

Huggies Diapers or Pull Ups - $8.99
Select Varieties, sizes 1-6, Jumbo Pack 12-50ct
- $1.00 Mega
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 7/9/11 (SS 06/12/11)
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers, exp. 7/9/11 (SS 06/12/11)
Final Price = As low as $5.99

Cars 2 Decorated Cupcakes, 6 ct - $3.99
- $1.00 Mega
Final Price = $2.99

Eggo Waffles, 24 Ct - $3.99
- $1.00 Mega
Final Price = $2.99

Huggies Wipes: 72 ct wipes (in the rainbow pack) are on sale for $.99 and ARE a part of the Buy 5 deal!(reg $1.99).
$0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes 6/12/2011 from the Smart Source Insert which expires 7/9/2011.
The coupon DOUBLES and that makes FREE HUGGIES WIPES FOLKS!
Other Deals:
Luna Bars 99¢
-$0.50/1 Luna Bar 5/22/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/31/2011)
Mojo Bars 99¢
Clif Bars 99¢
Zone Bars 99¢
-$0.55/1 Zone Perfect Single or Multi-Pack 5/22/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/12/2011)
Power Bars (through 6/1)
Use-B1G1 PowerBar Triple Threat Energy Bar 5/1/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/31/2011)
Balance Bars 99¢
Kroger 10 for $10 Items:

Horizon Milk Singles (Price good through 6/18)
Armour Lunchmakers(Price good through 6/18)
Chicken of the Sea Salmon and Tuna (Price good through 6/18)
Healthy Life 12 oz loaves (Price good through 6/18)
Vlasic Relish (Price good through 6/18)
White Rain (Price good through 6/18)
Did you get enough PASTA? If Not, you have til 6/18 to get it:
Kraft Mac N Cheese Cups & Velveeta Cups (Price good through6/25)
Pictsweet Frozen Veggies 10/10 (Price good through 6/25)
Orbit (Price good through 6/25)
Rosarita Refried Beans  (Price good through 7/2)
Snicker’s 2 packs (Price good through 7/2)
Minute Maid 64 oz Carton Refrigerated Juice (Price good through 7/2)
Dial 2 pack Bars (Price good through 7/9)
Uncle Bens Boxed  (Price good through 7/9)
Trident (Price good through 7/16)
Texas Pete’s Hot Sauce (Price good through 7/21)
Chow Mein noodles  (Price good through 7/30)
Yakisoba (Price good through 8/13)
David Sunflower Seeds (Price good through  9/10)
GrillMates (Price good through 9/10)
Martha White Muffin  (Price good through 11/5)
Kroger Sherbet
Chef Boyardee
Pasta Roni
Knorr Sides
Use-$1/3 Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides 5/22/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/19/2011)
OR-$0.50/2 Knorr Pasta and Rice Sides 5/22/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/30/2011)
Additional Deals:
V8 100% Vegetable Juice or V-Fusion - $2.49
46 oz
$1/1 V8 100% Vegetable Juice, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/05/11)
$2/2 V8 100% Vegetable Juice, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/05/11)
$1/2 V8 Vegetable Juice, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/05/11)
$0.50/1 V8 Vegetable Juice, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/05/11)

7UP Soft Drinks 3/$11
12 pk, 12 oz cans

Pepsi 2/$5
6pk 24 oz bottles

Heinz Tomato Ketchup, 40 oz - $1.99
$0.25/1 Heinz Tomato Ketchup, exp. 6/19/11 (SS 05/22/11)
$0.50/1 Heinz Tomato Ketchup, exp. 6/19/11 (SS 05/22/11)

A1 Steak Sauce, 10 oz - $2.99
$1/1 A1 Steak Sauce or Marinade, exp. 7/3/11 (SS 06/05/11)

Bush's Best Baked or Grillin' Beans 3/$5

Minute Maid Orange Juice, 64 oz 2/$5

Stonyfield Organic Yogurt - $0.89
$0.50/3 Stonyfield Organic Yogurt PRINTABLE COUPON

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage - 2/$6
$1/1 Jimmy D's Product, exp. 6/30/11 (RP 05/01/11)
$0.55/1 Jimmy D's Product, exp. 6/30/11 (RP 05/01/11)
$1/1 Jimmy D's Product, exp. 6/30/11 (RP 02/06/11)
$0.75/1 Jimmy D's Product, exp. 6/30/11 (RP 02/06/11)
$2/2 Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Product, exp. 7/3/11 (RP 05/22/11)
$0.75/1 Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Product, exp. 10/31/11 (RP 03/06/11)
$1.50/1 Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Product, exp. 10/31/11 (RP 03/06/11)
$1/2 Jimmy Dean Roll Sausage, exp. 7/3/11 (RP 05/22/11)
$0.55/2 Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls, exp. 6/15/11 (RP 04/17/11)
$1/2 Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls, exp. 6/15/11 (RP 04/17/11)

Kahn's Bologna or Wieners - BOGO

Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage 2/$5

Oscar Mayer Lunchables
Buy 3 Get 4th FREE
Get 4 for $5

Bob Evans Side Dish 2/$6
$1/1 Bob Evans Refrigerated Side Dish, exp. 7/3/11 (SS 05/22/11)
$0.35/1 Bob Evans Refrigerated Side Dish, exp. 7/3/11 (SS 05/22/11)

Kroger Milk - 1 Gallon - 2/$5

Healthy Choice or Marie Callender's Entree - 5/$11
or Steamers 8.5-21 oz
$0.50/1 Healthy Choice Steaming Entree via
$1/1 Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees (ConAgra Rediscover Family)

Birds Eye Voila! Skillet Meal - $3.28
21-23 oz

Tyson Chicken or Any'tizers - $6.99
22-32 oz
$1/1 Tyson Any'tizers printable
$1/1 Tyson Any'Tizers Wings, exp. 8/22/11 (SS 05/22/11)

Tide Detergent - $10.99
Liquid 48-64 loads or Powder 63-80 loads
$0.35/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
$1/1 Tide Product, exp. 6/30/11 (P&G Everyday Savings Book)

Coppertone Sun Care - $5.99
$1/1 Coppertone Product, exp. 6/30/11 (RP 05/22/11)
$2/1 Coppertone Suncare, exp. 6/30/11 (RP 05/22/11)

Gillette or Old Spice Deodorant - $3.49
$1/1 Gillette Deodorant, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
B1G1 Gillette Deodorant, exp. 6/30/11 (RP 05/15/11)
FREE Old Spice Body Wash wyb Old Spice Deodorant, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
$1/1 Old Spice Deodorant, exp. 6/30/11 (P&G Book)

This list possible because of the hard work by:
Stockpiling Moms

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CellFire Coupons-How They Work

Cellfire coupons are coupons that you don't have to clip.

These coupons are added to your store loyalty card, for instance, your Kroger Plus Card.

You're NOT a Cellfire Coupon User??

It's super simple to sign up

You simply visit the cellfire website, and add your coupons to your card.
Go shopping, and at the register, the coupon is deducted from your purchase.

It is IMPORTANT to remember about Cellfire coupons:

The Negatives:

  • They can NOT be used in conjunction with another coupon for the same item 
The Positives:
  • The coupon is added to your card: no clipping
  • Coupons can also be added to your mobile phone for non-food items
Just like other coupons, Cellfire coupons DO have an expiration date so it's important to check the site frequently for the coupons that you have added and their expiration date.

We don't discourage the use of a CellFire Coupon in the following instances:

  • The Paper coupon you have is over $0.50.
Why? Because that paper coupon UNDER $0.50 will double at your Kroger and become $1.00
If the paper coupon is OVER $0.50 and the Cellfire coupon is MORE than the paper coupon....we suggest clipping the Cellfire coupon.

  • There is NO active coupon available for an item you need.
In other words, there is an item you need/want and it's on sale but you can't find a paper coupon to clip to maximize your savings. In this case, we recommend clipping a Cellfire coupon because some savings is better than NO savings!

Thinking of giving Cellfire a try?

Here are some Cellfire coupon offerings that are good until July 11th.



It's simple, quick and allows you to start adding coupons to your store loyalty card right away!

Then look for these great savings:

Yoplait Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX CUPS any variety Yoplait(R) Yogurt (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!(R))

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker(R) Suddenly Salad(R) Mixes

Select Cheerios Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO BOXES Cheerios(R) cereals: Original Cheerios(R), Honey Nut Cheerios(R), Frosted Cheerios(R), Fruity Cheerios(R), MultiGrain Cheerios(R), Apple Cinnamon Cheerios(R), Yogurt Burst Cheerios(R), Cheerios(R) Oat Cluster Crunch, Banana Nut Cheerios(R), Chocolate Cheerios(R), Cinnamon Burst Cheerios(R)

Yoplait Gogurt, Trix and Splitz Save $0.75
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait(R) products listed: Yoplait(R) Go-GURT(R) Yogurt, Yoplait(R) Trix(R) Multipack Yogurt, Yoplait(R) Splitz(R) Yogurt

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch(R) cereal.

Chex Cereals Save $0.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Chex(R) cereal listed: Rice Chex(R), Corn Chex(R), Wheat Chex(R), Honey Nut Chex(R), Chocolate Chex(R), Multi-Bran Chex(R), Cinnamon Chex(R)

Bisquick Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE 28 OZ. OR LARGER Bisquick(R) Baking Mix or Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix.

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker(R) Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot(R), Fruit Gushers(R) OR Fruit Roll-Ups(R) fruit flavored snacks.

 Give Cellfire a try, we think you'll be glad you did!

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Right NOW at VISTAPRINT, you can choose A FREE Short Sleeve T-shirt and have it custom printed just for YOU!

With 36 designs to choose from, you'll find the perfect fit to suit your style.

The T-Shirts are made of 100% Pre-Shrunk cotton and are available in sizes from S to XXL The T-Shirt is FREE, just pay for Shipping and Processing!

Ya Ya is going to get one with a cute picture of BIG D on it!

Now the hard part: Choosing the cutest picture of BIG D!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Sometimes you don't need a coupon to get the best price.

I was visiting over at FOR THE MOMMAS and I came across their Stock UP/BUY Price List.

I find it to be spot on to the prices that I normally look for when Stocking up or buying on sale.

Notice, that you don't always need a coupon for items to get the BEST price...for sure to check out the meat price section.

It's a printable PDF! So print it out and keep it on hand...and see if it doesn't match up to sale cycles in your area.  Like I said,  it really seems to be right on par with my area.


And check out FOR THE MOMMAS...tell them YaYa sent you over!

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GO PRINT THIS $1 off 5 COUPON-before it disappears!
You can PRINT this twice!

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Fire Up The Printer-Printable Coupons For You


Simply head over to facebook to score these great coupons:

LIKE UNCLE BENS-SAVE $0.75 off Whole Grain Rice Products


Other Printables of note:




SAVE $0.75 off AMY's Organic Veggie Burgers


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