Sunday, January 31, 2010

Great Website

If you have a CVS in your area, there is awesome deals to be had weekly! And this lady is great at figuring them out -

CVS Deals for the week of 1/31/10

From January 17-March 15th, you can double your extra care bucks!! You will earn 4% back on CVS/Pharmacy Items and $2Ecb for every 2 prescriptions purchased. Ask you cashier to help you enroll!

Now, if you are new to CVS, try the following deal! A great way to show you how you can use a coupon to make money!

Dove Men Care Body and Face Wash $5.49 = $5.49Ecb (Limit 2)
Use the $1.25/1 coupon from the 1/31 RP (there is also a $1/1 coupon found here)
Final Cost as low as FREE + a $1.25 moneymaker

Now, here are some other great deals from CVS to expand on ...

Colgate Fresh Max $2.99 get $2 ECB (limit 1)

Coupon: $1 in January All You magazine
Final Price: Free to 25 cents

Ivory Soap (3pk) 99 cents
Coupon: $1 in 12/27 P&G
Final Price: Free

Coke or P&G products (on page) Buy $25 get $10 ECB
Coupon: $1 off wyb Powerade or Coke single serve AND Pringles (tearpad found at CVS)
Final Cost: $15, get back $10

Huggies Products Buy $20 get $5 ECB
**Diapers 2 for $20
**Wipes 2 for $6

Viologie or Fruitpoia Shampoo/Conditioner $2.50
Coupon: $2 in Reinventing Beauty magazine (found at CVS for 99 cents)
Final Price: 50 cents

Scotch Lint Rollers (in travel section) 99 cents
Coupon: $1 in 1/24 SS
Final Price: Free

Renuzit Adjustables 99 cents
Coupon: B2G1 in 1/10 RP
Final Price: 66 cents each wyb 3

Almay i-Color Shadow, Liner or Mascara $5.99 get $4 ECB (limit 1)
Final Price = $1.99

Don’t forget the Bonus ECB deals are still going on:

Oust Air Sanitizer $3.99 get $3 ECB (limit 6)
Coupon: B1G1 in 1/3 SS
Final Price: $2 money maker per 2 ($6 money maker if you do all 6)

Soy Joy (6ct box) $6 get $6 ECB
Final Price: Free

Glade Fabric Spray $3.99 get $3 ECB (limit 6)
Final Price: 99 cents

Now on the the deals -

Special Sale: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Only!!

M&M’s 9.6-12 oz 2/$5 (after Tuesday, 2/$6)
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 1/10 RP
Final Cost $2 each!

Gold Emblem Natural Spring Water 24 pack $2.99 (after Tuesday, $3.99)

Valentine Boxed Cards Buy 1 at $2.99 and Get 1 Free
Final Cost $1.50 each!

Extra Care Buck Deals

Colgate MaxFresh 4.6-6 oz./2-in-1 Kids 4.6 oz. Toothpaste $2.99 = $2Ecb (Limit 1)
Use the $0.75/1 coupon found here
Final Cost $0.24!

Spend $10 on these products: Hellman’s Mayo Buy 1 at $5.99 Get 1 Free, Skippy Peanut Butter or Ragu Pasta Sauce 3/$5, Lipton Tea Bags 2/$5 = $3Ecb (Limit 1)
Deal Scenario #1:
Buy 3 Skippy Peanut Butters $5
Buy 2 Lipton Tea Bags $5
Use 3 $0.40/1 Skippy coupons from the 1/31 RP
Use 2 $0.60/1 Lipton coupons from the 1/31 RP
Pay $7.60
Get back a $3Ecb
Final Cost only $0.92 per item!

Deal Scenario #2:
Buy 4 Hellmann’s Mayos $5.99 each
Minus bogo sale=$11.98
Use 4 $0.75/1 coupons from here: IE or Firefox
Pay $9.73
Get back a $3Ecb
Final cost just$1.68 per mayo!

Spend $15 on these products: Irish Spring or Softsoap Body Wash 15-18 oz. or Softsoap Ensembles refill 8.3 oz. $3, Irish Spring Bar Soap 3 pack or Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap $2, Softsoap Ensembles 8.3 oz Pump or Softsoap Antibacterial Refill 40 oz. $6, All Mennen Speed Stick 2/$6 = $5Ecb (Limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 1 Softsoap Nutri Serums Body Wash for $3
Buy 2 Softsoap Spa Radiant Body Washes for $3=$6
Buy 2 Softsoap Ensemble Pumps 2/$6
Use the $1/1 Softsoap Nutri Serums Body Wash from the CVS Reinventing Beauty Magazine
Use 2 $1/1 Softsoap Body Wash coupons from the 1/31 SS (there is also a $0.75/1 Softsoap Spa Radiant Body Wash coupon found here)
Use 2 $1/1 Softsoap Ensembles found here
Pay $10.00
Get back a $5Ecb
Final Cost $5 total, just $1 per item!

Revlon Photo Ready Foundation or Powder $9.99 = $5Ecb (Limit 1)
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 1/17SS
Final Cost $3.99!

Revlon Color Burst Lipstick $6.99 = $3Ecb (Limit 1)
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 1/17 SS
Final Cost $2.99!

Johnson’s Soft Wash, Body Care Wash or Body Care Lotion $4.99 = $1Ecb (Limit 1)
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 1/3 RP or use the $1/1 coupon found here (good for soft wash)
Final Cost $2.99!

Spend $50 on iTunes Gift Card(s) = $10Ecb (Limit 1)
Final Cost $40 for a $50 iTunes gift card!

Spend $20 on Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers 2/$20 or Huggies Wipes 64-72 count 2/$6 = $5Ecb (Limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers 2/$20
Use the $2/2 coupon from the 1/17 SS or use 2 $1/1 coupons found here
Pay $18
Get back a $5Ecb
Final Cost $6.50 per package!

Schick Quattro for Women Razor or 4 count Refill Cartridges $8.99 = $3Ecb (Limit 1)

Final Cost $5.99!

Spend $20 on L’Oreal Everstrong Shampoo, Conditioner, Masque, Overnight Treatment or Healthy Look Hair Color = $5Ecb (Limit 1)
Deal Scenario (based on on-line prices):
Buy 1 L’Oreal Everstrong Shampoo for $6.99
Buy 1 L’Oreal Everstrong Conditioner for $6.99
Buy 1 L’Oreal Everstrong Overnight Treatment for $6.99
Use 3 $2/1 Everstrong coupons from the 1/3 RP
Pay $14.97
Get back a $5Ecb
Final Cost $3.23 each!

Buy 1 Jillian Michaels Detox & Cleanse 35 ct., Fat burner 56 ct., or Appetite Control 84 ct. = $10Ecb (Limit 3)
Deal Scenario (based on on-line price):
Buy 1 Jillian Michaels Detox & Cleanse Plus Probiotic Replenishment MetaCaps 35ct $29.99
Get back a $10Ecb
Final Cost $19.99!

Spend $25 or more on these products: Pringles (excludes Fat Free and Select) 2/$3; Coke 12 pack 3/$11; Coke 2 liter bottles 4/$5; Fuze or Powerade 10/$10; Old Spice High Endurance 2/$5; Secret Solid or Spray (excludes Scent Expressions, Flawless, or Fresh & Smooth Effects) 2/$5; Prilosec OTC 42 ct. $24.99; Aussie, Pantene, Herbal Essences, Head & Shoulders Family Size $5.99; Bounty Basic 6 Big Rolls $5.79; 2X Ultra Tide or Gain Laundry Detergent $10.96; Duracell 4 pack batteries $2.99 = $10Ecb (Limit 1)

Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Pantene Shampoo and/or Conditioner for $5.99 each=$23.96
Buy 1 Duracell Batteries 4 pack $2.99
Use two $3/2 Pantene coupons from the 12/27PG (exp 1/31!!)
Use one $0.75/1 Duracell coupon from the 12/13RP
Pay $20.20
Get back a $10Ecb
Final Cost $10.20, just $2.04 per item!

HUGE thanks to Hip2Save!

Rite Aid Deals for 1/31 week

Ok gals! Here is a step by step on how to get the BEST deals at Rite Aid this week!

AMO Complete MultiPurpose Solution/Blink Gel Tears $7.99
Get a $7.99 Single Check Rebate #45
Deal Scenario:
Buy 1 Blink Gel Tears $7.99
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 1/31 RP
Final Cost FREE + a $2 moneymaker!

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 4 oz. $2.99
Get a $2 Single Check Rebate #3
Use the $1/1 coupon from the All You Magazine Jan or Feb 2010 issue or found here(only good for Total Enamel Strength)
Final Cost FREE!

Aero, Triad or MiracleProfoot Insoles/Flex-Tastic Toe Exerciser 3/$15
Get a $10 Single Check Rebate #40 (when you purchase 3)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 Flex-Tastic Toe Exercisers
Buy 1 Aero-3 Insole
Use 2 $2/1 Flex-Tastic coupons from the 12/6 SS or found on product (peelie coupon)
Use the $2/1 Aero coupon found here
Final Cost FREE + a $1 moneymaker!

Other Great Deals

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid $0.89
Use the $0.25/1 coupon from the 12/27 PG (exp 1/31!)
Final cost $0.64!

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers $2.50
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 1/10 RP
Use the $1/1 Rite Aid Video Values coupon found here
Final Cost $0.50!

Hershey’s or Reese’s Valentine Miniatures/Valentine M&M’s/Nestle Hearts/Snicker’s Fun Size $2.50
Deal Scenario #1:
Buy 2 bags of M&M’s
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 1/10 RP
Final Cost $2 each!

Deal Scenario #2:
Buy 2 bags of Nestle Crunch or Butterfinger Hearts (if this variety is included in sale)
Use the $1/2 coupon found here
Final Cost $2 each!

Pepsi 12 pack 3/$10.98
Use the $1/3 in-ad coupon
Final Cost $3/$9.98*
*Remember that you can submit for the Coors Light $10 rebate good when you spend $30 on select Pepsico products found here (you do not have to buy any beer for this rebate; there are several rebate forms listed-look for the $10 rebate when you spend $30 or more on Pepsi, Tostitos etc-be sure to read the fine print to see if your state is eligible!)

Hershey’s Bliss/Dove Hearts 8-9 oz. $2.99
Deal Scenario:
Buy Hershey’s Bliss Milk Chocolate, Dark Meltaway or Raspberry
Use the $1/1 Rite Aid Video Values coupons found here
Final Cost $1.99!

Buy an iTunes $25 Gift Card and Get a $5 Rite Aid Gift Card Free
Final Cost $25 for $30 worth of Gift Cards!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gotta Love Hershey's!

Seriously - I love going to Chocolate World!

But on the matter -

Submit any one complete candy wrapper from Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joy Candy Bars, Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bars or York Peppermint Patties along with the completed online request form to receive one product coupon for a New PIECES Product valued at up to $3.69.

Offer valid for the first 25,000 people to print off a request form or from 01/27/10 to 02/10/10 (whichever comes first). All Requests must be postmarked by 02/17/10 and must be received by 02/26/10. Only the first 25,000 forms received will be eligible for a Product Coupon.

Click HERE to learn more and get the form!! Free Shipping Plus $10 Off!

This works out to be even better than using coupons in store, plus they ship it to your door for FREE in 1-2 days. This scenario is for new customers only, and here’s the deal:

  • Head over to and register for a new account.
  • Add 7 packs of LUVS Jumbo packs to your cart @ $6.99 each (you can buy other brands, too, but this is the best price).
  • Add a small filler item such as Pampers Travel Wipes @ $1.99 to get your total over $49 to qualify for the free shipping.
  • Head to checkout, and enter promo code KFM10 for $10.00 off your order.
  • Your total will be $40.92 with this scenario. Then print and submit this form for a $14.97 rebate (read instructions carefully).
  • Your final total after you receive your rebate (which may take a while) will be $25.95 for 7 packs of diapers and the travel case of wipes!
  • The whole process takes less than 5 minutes, and they even take PayPal.

This is an amazing price per diaper, even without coupons. You could also stock up for future baby showers if you do not have little ones to diaper at home.

Also, Pregnancy Crisis Centers are always in need of diapers, so you could donate a few packs to your local center.

I especially excited about this deal, since I am nearly out of diapers!

Thanks, My Frugal Adventures!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New To Coupons? Great Tip by April!

My friend April has a great website. See posted these tips and I had to share!

Don’t get stressed out if you are just starting. It does take time to get the hang of things, but once you do, it’s so worth it!
Here’s a few tips to get you started:
  • You don’t have to clip every coupon that you see! I did this in the beginning and it was such a waste. Only clip the coupons for the things your family needs, or will need in the future.
  • Stockpile, stockpile, stockpile! I have a pretty decent stockpile started already, and its so nice to go to the panty instead of the grocery store when I need something.
  • Don’t use your coupons as soon as you get them unless it’s something you need or is on sale. A lot of times stores will end up putting things on sale closer to the expiration date.
  • Plan! That’s the biggest thing, it takes time, but it saves you money! Being impulsive when it comes to shopping is never a good thing!
  • Make sure you watch for sales! Combining your coupons with sales can get you free stuff if you plan it well.
  • Check Facebook and other social sites. A lot of companies are using them to get fans and give things away for joining!
  • You can’ t be afraid to try new things. Lots of coupons come out for new items, and you have to be able to give them a try.
  • Make sure you buy more than 1 newspaper a week if you want to start your stockpile. It’s nice to have 4 coupons for toilet paper when it goes on sale so you can stock up.
  • Don’t let the coupons stress you out. I get multiple inserts a week, lately about 5-6…it takes me a while to get them all cut and sorted, but don’t stress if they aren’t done by Sunday night!
  • Check the insides of your boxes before you throw them away. A lot of companies hide coupons inside!
  • Keep your coupons organized when you take them to the store. I have a Nike 3-ring binder that zips around all 4 sides, that way I know I’ll never lose anything. There are also a few extra little attached folders that I keep my extra stuff in, like coupons that are strictly for restaurants, toys stores, things like that. Everyone organizes theirs differently. Mine has the baseball card inserts to hold the coupons. You can pick up a big pack of these at more department stores. I then got tabs for the pages, and sorted them by aisle at the store that I shop at most often. It makes it so nice because I can walk in the front doors and start on the first page, I don’t have to fumble around to find the ones I need for that part of the store.
Thanks April for the great tips!!!

BOGO Dairy Queen Coupons

Well, if you are going to eat junk food, at least don't pay much for it!!

Subscribe to their emails (no address or phone number needed) and receive 6 Buy One Get One Free Blizzards!!

Just think - we need to support local business so lets keep that DQ alive in Bellefonte!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

FREE Oreo Cookies

Click on the link below to have a coupon mailed to you for a free bag of Oreos!

Free Weekly Devotional

A wonderful friend, Nancy Wilson, writes a weekly devotional! This is last weeks:

Three Bean Salad 1-21-2010

Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! Hebrews 13:2 (NLT)

Three bean salad anyone? Several years ago, a dear lady with whom we were acquainted invited us over for dinner. We arrived on time with our appetite and manners intact and began enjoying the wonderful meal she had prepared – with one exception – the three bean salad. Now some folks really enjoy this colorful dish with the tangy vinegar flavor. Rick and I have very few things that we dislike, but I would have to say that this one probably tops the list. But at the time, we really didn’t know that – until we took the first bite!

We both naively placed a portion on our plates and began eating. I took a bite and looked at Rick. He took a bite and looked at me. Thankfully, our mommas raised us with pretty good manners, so we knew not to spit it out or say anything rude. What should we do? You can push those beans around your plate, but when the table is cleared, it’s still going to be obvious that the beans are still there. So what did we do? We ate our portion and prayed it would stay put! Our kind hostess, noticing something slightly amiss and having a pretty good sense of humor, generously offered us a second helping of her mouth-watering bean salad. We politely declined, indicating we were saving room for dessert.

Hospitality is defined as, “the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.” Would you classify yourself as a hospitable person? Our friend was very hospitable and we immensely enjoyed dinner at her home in spite of the 3 bean salad. Needless to say, she teased us about that for years.

Hospitality is not always something we do, but it is always something we enjoy when we’re on the receiving end. Scripture instructs us in Romans 12:9-13, “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” (NLT)

Back when the Scriptures were written, hotels were scarce or unheard of. Restaurants were non-existent. When one traveled, you relied on the generosity of family or strangers.

One great Old Testament story in 1 Kings 17 is about the prophet, Elijah, and the Widow of Zarephath. Scripture does not reveal her name, but it does testify of her generosity. There was a famine in the country, and Elijah, in need of food and lodging, was sent by God to the widow’s home. He asked for food and she was at first reluctant to give what she had left for one more meal for her son and herself. But with Elijah’s urging, she prepared what she had and shared it with God’s man. As the story continues, it is revealed how God miraculously supplied for her family throughout the famine.

Hospitality doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. Sometimes it is just a simple meal or a comfortable chair in which to rest. Sometimes it is a drink of water or a door that is opened. I believe though, that the result will be the same – God’s blessings for the provider.

Rick and I always rejoice and are thankful for the generosity shown us so many times as God has provided for us through others. At the same time, we are also thankful for opportunities that we have to share what we have with family, friends, and strangers. We are always richly rewarded with the relationships that are built and strengthened when we show hospitality to those around us.

I encourage you to open your hearts and your homes to “angels” whether they are earthly or heavenly. You never know who it is that you may entertain!


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$2 off Dove

This coupon is a Brick. Which means you will be asked to Download the Coupon Print. It is SAFE and wonderful. So, download that and it should print (try in IE or FF - Google Chrome doesn't work). Then after it prints, hit the back button a few times to get it to print again! So two prints per coupon! Works every time!

Great Coupon Websites

Check these websites often for great coupons that you can print at home!

Weis Deals with coupon match-ups for 1/24/10

Weis Deals - Week of 01/24/10

Here are this week’s best deals.
Buy One Get One Free
  • Holsum Plain or Seeded Milano Bread BOGO
  • Stroehmann Split Top Wheat Bread BOGO
  • Geisha Mandaran Oranges BOGO
  • Salada Tea Bags BOGO
  • Tuttorosso Crushed Tomatoes BOGO
  • Kozy Shack Puddings $2.65 BOGO
  • Snapple Teas or Drinks $13.99 BOGO
  • Arm & Hammer Fresh n Soft Dryer Sheets $2.99 BOGO
  • Mead 100 Sheet Tablets or Envelopes $1.49 BOGO
  • Tone Body Wash $4.29 BOGO
  • Land O Lakes American Singles $3.59 BOGO
  • Land O Lakes Margarne Quarters $1.69 BOGO
  • Hormel Black Label Slided Bacon $5.99 BOGO
  • Fresh Express Salads $2.99 BOGO
  • Doritos Tortilla Chips $3.99 BOGO
  • Breyers Creamy Yogurts $.75 BOGO
  • Reynolds Wrappers Pop-up Foil Sheets $2.19 BOGO
  • Helluva Good! Natural $2.89 BOGO
  • Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent $6.99 BOGO
  • Sparkle Paper Towels $2.85 BOGO
Breakstone Sour Cream $1.29
use $.55/1 printable
$.19 each after coupon

Coke Products 4/$11.00
Get Two free Snyders Products wyb 4

Arnold Bakery Light 100% Whole Wheat Bread BOGO
use $.55/1 in 1/8 SS

Heluva Good Cheese $2.89 BOGO
use $.50/1 printable coupon
$1.89 for two after coupon

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pastas 10/$10.00
use $1.00/2 in 1/10 SS
$.50 after coupon

Rice A Roni $1.00
use $1.00/3 in 01/03 RP
3 for $2.00 after coupon

Campbells Chunky Soups Cans or Bowls 4/$6.00
use $1.50/3 Campbells Soup Coupon
use $1.00/4 in 1/3 SS
$1.00 each after coupon

Red Baron Classic Crust or Fire Baked Pizza 2/$7.00
use $1.00/1 Red Baron Printable Coupon
use $.75/1 in 1/17 SS
$3.00 after coupon

Chex Mix Select 2/$3.00
use $.50/1 Chex Mix Printable
use $1.00/2 in 11/15 GM
$.50 after coupon

Cheerios Snack Mix 2/$3.00
use $.50/1 in 1/10 SS or
use $1/1 in Pamper's diaper packages
$.50 after coupon

General Mills Select Cereals $4.00
use $1.00/3 in 1/3 GM
use $1.00/1 General Mills Cereal Coupon
$1.00 each after coupon

Kellogg’s Mini Wheats 4/$6.00
use $1.50/2 printable Mini Wheats Coupon
$.75 after coupon

Quaker Granola Bars 3/$6.00
use $.55/1 in 1/3 RP
$.90 after coupon

Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods
$2 OYNO wyb 4 OR
$3 OYNO wyb 5 OR
$4.50 OYNO wyb 6
Includes: Crescents, Cookies, Sweet Rolls, Grands! Biscuits, Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, Pie Crusts, Dinne Rolls, Loaves, Breadsticks or Pizza Crust

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls 2/$3.00
use $.40/2 Pilsbury Printable
use $1.00/2 in 12/13 ss
$1.00 each after coupon

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 2/$3.00
use $.50/2 Crescent Printable
use $1.00/2 in 12/6 SS
$1.00 each after coupon
Pillsbury Grands! 4/$5.00
use $.30/2 Grand Printable
use $1.00/3 12/13 SS
$.92 each after coupon

Super Pretzel Softstix or Pretzelfils Soft Pretzels $2.19 BOGO
use (2) $.50/1 Super Pretzel Printable Coupon
use $.50/1 in 12/6 SS
$.19 for two after coupons

Gatorade is 5/$4.00 must buy 5
Use $1.00/2 in 1/10 RP
$2.00 for 5 after coupons

Reynolds Wrappers Pop-Up Foil Sheets

50 counts; Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Use $.75/1 on each product

Doubles to $1.50 x 2

Money Maker of $.81!!!

REMEMBER: Weis doubles up to 4 of the same coupon per transaction when you use your Weis Savings Card. And you can use one coupon per product even if it in a buy one get one free sale (see the Reynold's Wrap idea above). If the coupon doesn't double and it doesn't say Do Not Double on it and a 9 at the beginning of the barcode, as the cashier to double it for you. They are great about this at Bellefonte Weis! Have fun!

Thanks, April!

KLove's Encouraging Word

I admit - I have a problem opening up my Bible daily to study God's plan for my life. Its not that I don't want to, its that once I get out of bed, I don't stop! Between dirty diapers, wrestling matches, snack time, to finally getting a shower - my day is gone.

One way that helps me TREMENDOUSLY is KLove's Encouraging Word. Everyday in my email I get a scripture verse. It amazes me how sometimes the scripture is what I need to remind myself of.

Today's verse:

Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.

~ Psalm 16:1, NLT 70% Sale

Have plans to eat out at a great restaurant but not wanting to pay an arm and a leg? Then check out! They sell gift certificate to area restaurants at a discount. Then they have sales on top of the discount!

For example, the Green Bowl in State College offers $10 gift certificates for $4. But enter the code FEAST and get it for $1.20! Yea, that's right a buck twenty! I have purchased a ton of them in the past and no problems at the restaurant. (Actually look around at Green Bowl and a lot of people use them!

Thanks Angela!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Always Enter Your Rite-Aid Receipts for $$

Ever shop at Rite-Aid? Well, they have a program called Single Check Rebate where you receive cash back (in form of check) each month for certain items you purchase. Most of the time, you can find a coupon to use on the item and make money off the item.

Sign up for the program here

Make it a habit to enter your receipts to see what $$ you get back!

Free Sample of SpongeBob Cream of Wheat

Let your kids try out the new SpongeBob SquarePants Cream of Wheat before you buy a box!

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Great Blogger from State College, PA Area

My friend April has this coupon business down! I read her blog everyday and she has some awesome deals!

Check it out at

Pampers Gifts To Grow Program - LOVE IT!

Ever wonder what the stickers with codes on them inside of the Pamper's wrapper are? Well, they are points to free gift cards, toys and other goodies (yea, didn't now you were throwing away money did ya?).

Well, no fear! Let's get you starts! If you have not signed up before, SIGN UP HERE
Enter these codes towards a great start (or add them to your current account):

WELCOME2GTG2010 (10 pts)
GRATUIT89102009 (10 pts.)
JUSTBECAUSE2009 (10 pts.)
WELCOMEBONUS089 (10 pts.)
WELCOME2GTG0809 (10 pts.)

Thanks April for posting these!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Easy Money Maker at CVS

Three Simple Steps
  1. Scan your Extra Care Bucks Card at the Coupon Scanner inside CVS (in Bellefonte, PA - its by the greeting cards). You will receive a coupon for $1 off any CVS Pain reliever.
  2. Walk over to the trial sizes and pick up the $.50 CVS Cough drops (I got the cherry flavor).
  3. At check out, you will get a $1.00 off this $.50 item making a $.50 overage!!
I highly suggest using this with another purchase because getting money from the cashier without paying 'anything' won't go over well in some cases. But this is one way to find easy MM (money makers) at CVS!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hubby did the shopping today!

I am so proud of my husband. After hugging the porcelain throne for the last 36 hours, we were finally human again. But my hubby was brave enough to adverture out to Rite Aid for cat food (totally out - Rocket, our ginger tabby, kept bitting me because I didn't feed her 1st thing in the morning) and diapers (with two under 2, we got through them!). I gave him the coupons and he rocked! $56.90 worth of items for $18.40 which we used on the Rite Aid gift card from transferring a prescription.

So this blog is a "thank you" to him! I love you Rob!

Get the most out of your WIC checks!

Some of us gals qualify for WIC which gives us a great break on milk, fruits and veggies, and lots more. You can get more than what you check states and this is how:

  • 16 oz whole grains - Watch the sale ads for Buy One Get One free deals. Two weeks at Weis, the Arnold breads were BOGO. Arnold 100% Whole Wheat is on the WIC list so I got two loafs instead of one.
  • 1 lb cheese - Weis often puts their own brand block cheese BOGO. Get 2 lbs free instead of one!
  • This week at Giant, I used their coupon for save $2 off $5 any fresh produce. I use this coupon with each $6 check along with adding BOGO on strawberries! I got maximum savings this week!
  • You can use coupons with WIC checks but they aren't valuable to you unless they are BOGO coupons. So keep those $1.00 off Cheerios for another purchase.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Free Copy of the ESV Bible

Check out for a free CD-ROM copy of the Bible in the English Standard Version (my hubby's personal favorite).

Friday, January 8, 2010

20% off Entire Purchase at Michael's

Good for this weekend only!

Free Johnson & Johnson first aid kit to go at Target

Free Johnson & Johnson first aid kit to go at Target


These to-go kits are currently priced at $0.97 at Target according to Happy Homemaker Cindy. Use the $1 off Johnson & Johnson coupon from the 1/3 Red Plum and you'll be able to get this handy item for free! I'm guessing these would be found in the travel section (generally in Health & Beauty).

Cindy also reports that this is $0.99 at CVS.

I like keeping these kits in my car glove box or diaper bag.

Free Formula

Sam's Club donated 100 packs of infant formula to CYS; each one is a full day's supply. It is Member's Mark powder, which is comparable to either Enfamil Lipil or Good Start Gentle Plus that WIC authorizes. If you can use it or if you know someone that can use it, please contact Lisa Bednarchik at CYS and we'll get it to you. If you contact Lisa, please let her know how many packets you would like. The formula packets expire on 3-12-2010 so we don't want them to go to waste. Below is Lisa's contact information.
Lisa Bednarchik: 814-355-6755 or

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Do You Have Any of Those Baby Eistein DVD's?

"Baby Einstein DVDs, which were promoted as educational for babies but recently determined to be not-quite-educational, are going through a PR mess.

They're offering a $15.99 refund no matter the original purchase price on any Baby Einstein DVD purchased between 2004 and Sept 2009.

You just fill out the form on that page and tell them the date that you purchased it, and send in the DVD... up to 4 per household.

But this is only for people who already purchased these DVDs in the past. If you were to buy it today, it wouldn't be honest to list an earlier date on that form. I guess you may have to use your best estimate, if you can't recall exactly.

Offer is valid until March 2010."

The Baby Einstein™ DVD Guarantee - USA

Participation Guidelines

To participate, you must have purchased a Baby Einstein DVD between June 5, 2004 and September 4, 2009.
If you are not satisfied with the Baby Einstein DVD you purchased during the period mentioned above, for a limited time beginning on September 4, 2009 and ending on March 4, 2010, you may exchange it for one of the following:
  • One (1) Baby Einstein Book of your choice
  • One (1) Baby Einstein music CD of your choice
- Or -
  • One (1) coupon for 25% off the purchase of one Little Einsteins™ product. Redeemable with promotion code only at
or you may return it, and we will refund the current retail value of the DVD ($15.99). To request your DVD exchange or refund (limited to four (4) per household), you must follow the steps below for each DVD returned (note: you may return more than one DVD in the same mailing envelope, but you MUST include a completed mail-in certificate or completed 8½x11 sheet of paper for each DVD you are returning) :
1. Package the DVD, in its original DVD case (if available), into a suitable mailing envelope or package.
2. Include the completed (hand-printed) request form below or an 8½x11 sheet of paper with your signature, name, address, telephone number and email address.
3. Indicate the DVD title you are returning and date of purchase.
4. Check the appropriate box on the exchange/refund request form found below or write in on your sheet of paper your choice of :
(a) An exchange for one (1) Baby Einstein Book OR one (1) Baby Einstein music CD. Please write in the product name or title in the appropriate space found on the refund request form below OR on your sheet of paper;
(b) A coupon for 25% off one (1) Little Einsteins™ product purchased online at; or
(c) A refund.
5. Submissions must be postmarked by March 4, 2010.
6. Mail to:

The Baby Einstein DVD Guarantee/Upgrade Offer
P.O. Box 3200
Neenah, WI 54957-3200
Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your exchange or refund check. Returns must be sent in a suitable envelope or package with the necessary postage. Limit four (4) exchanges (including upgrades and discounts) or refunds per household or address during the return period ending March 4, 2010. Group submissions are void. Exchanges and refunds will not be mailed to P.O. Boxes. Check with your local post office for a street address. Exchange or refund rights may not be assigned or transferred. Requests not in compliance with all the terms of this offer will not be acknowledged or returned. All submissions are subject to verification. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment reserves the right to review questionable submissions. Any requests sent to the above P.O. Box for anything other than a legitimate product exchange or refund will not be acknowledged. Offer good in U.S. only. Void where prohibited, restricted or taxed by law. Inquiries to this offer received later than 30 days after the expiration date of March 4, 2010 will not be acknowledged. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment assumes no responsibility for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, illegible, incomplete or postage-due mail. For inquiries, including if you believe you purchased your Baby Einstein DVD(s) for a different amount, please call our Customer Service Department toll free at 1-800-793-1454 (Prompt #5) or e-mail us at

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas Clearances

Christmas items at most stores are at 75% or more at this time! Take a moment when you go to a store (Wal-Mart, Target, Weis, Rite Aid, etc) to see what is left. I have picked up alot of Glade Plug-Ins and Oil Candles for under $1.50 each and I had $3/2 coupons that made them free!
Items to look for that might be on Christmas Clearance that you can pair with a coupon -
  • Coffee Creamers (flavors like Gingerbread, Eggnog)
  • Pillsbury Christmas Cookies (I got the large size of Gingerbread at Giant PA last week for$1.99 and had a $1/1 coupon that doubled)
  • Glade - Plug-Ins, candles, air freshers
  • Food items - There are certain box from Kelloggs that have "Toy Tokens" on them. Collect 5 token and mail them in for a $10 Toy Cash Voucher (which is a $10 check to cash)! I got Kellogg's Holiday Rice Krispes tonight at $2.50 a box x 5 = $12.50 - $2 coupons = $10.50 - $10 rebate check = 5 boxes for $.50 total! Not a great deal but we LOVE those things in this house! I noticed Target had some of the crackers on clearance where if you bought 5 of them at $1.67 you would make money after the rebate check ($10 - $8.35 = $1.65 MM). The rebate is good until 12/31/10. Click here for details!
  • Items good for anytime of the year - Buy the Holiday Hershey Kisses (red, silver, green) and use the red and silver for Valentines Day and the green for St. Patrick's :) I also bought red plates for my mom's group tonight at $.60 each that we can use anytime!!
So, remember to glance over those great clearances after each holiday!

FREE Sudafed Triple Action at Walmart w/$5 Printable coupon

There is a $5/1 Sudafed coupon at under zip code 08822. Walmart has this for only $5.00 which makes it FREE! Picked up two tonight! Rob is ready for cold season! Thanks April!!

Click HERE to print out this coupon!

$.19 socks at Weis Market

I went to Weis Market tonight and found $2/1 peelies off any No-Nonsence product. Well, around the corner was a cardboard display with No nonsense PJ Socks for $2.19. So I had six coupons and picked up 6 pairs of socks in pink, blue, and cream. Paid $.19 for each pair!! Coupon didn't beep - it went through perfectly! Looks like people are going to get socks in their future present :)

$1/1 Johnson Coupons

$1/1 Johnson's Baby Product = free Johnson's Buddies!

There's a brand-new coupon available here for $1/1 any Johnson's Baby Product. Use this on the Johnson's Buddies soaps which are priced for $1 at Walmart, Target, Giant PA, and elsewhere to get them free after the coupon. CVS and Rite Aid are $1.29 each (good for fillers).

Thanks, Common Sense with Money! Free Samples

For over 3 years, I have been going to to see what Free Samples they are offering. I have received razors, medicines, toilet paper, coupons, and much more!

They offer new ones about every week so check often!

Free Slim Fast Sample

Hey girls!
I'm 25 pounds down from November and I have to thank Slim Fast for part of it. I drink a shake for breakfast and sometimes for a snack when I get hungry before bed.

Check out this free sample from Sam's Club (membership not needed).

Monday, January 4, 2010

Kid To Kid in State College

Hey gals!

I called Kid To Kid in the Hills Plaza South today and they are now excepting Spring & Summer clothes along with toys, baby gear, and furniture!

What I like about Kid to Kid is that they pay you cash for your items or make into store credit and get 20% off more.

For hours and more information, click here

$1/1 LipSmack Coupon

The $1 off 1 Lipsmack coupons are great for those after-hoilday sales!

Print them now and check out for those great sales!!

Check out the Blogs I Follow!

On the left hand side I have listed the Blogs I follow.

Gotta Save It Somewhere is a local gal who is great about posting the hotest deals in the State College area and online!

Jewel's Blog is a dear friend of mine! She is a great deal seeker!

Money Mom Saving of 4 has Rite Aid down! I read her daily for the best deals!

Kingdom First mom is a MOPS gal who is a great deal shopper!

Reading these blogs encourage me to keep working towards great deals!

Local Doctor's Newsletter

Dr. Craig Collison, our Pediatrician, publishes a monthly newsletter called Parents Need To Know.

Its a great newsletter with information about children's health issues, recalls, and great local stuff.

He is a our guest speaker for MOPS on Thursday, February 4 @ 9:30 AM.

Click Here

House Party

I want to share a great site with you called You will receive amazing discounts and free stuff from brands you know and love. All you have to do is host a party with a few friends and family in your own home. It's a lot of fun. I just applied to for the Potty Dance House Party! I hope to get it and share the fun with you!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Are you a MOPS?

Are you a Mother Of a PreSchooler? A mom of a child who hasn't started elementary school yet? Then you need to check us out!

Join mommies just like you! All mothers of with children ages birth through kindergarten (including pregnant moms) are invited.
Showered, hair brushed, and matching clothes not required :)

For more information, check out our website here
And if you are on Facebook, join us here

Seriously, you don't want to miss this!

Pitt/Philly Papers

Hey Coupon Girls -
I heard that Uni-Mart filed for bankruptcy so they may be shutting down around the area in the next few months. So, will you help me talk it up to Ingram's about getting the Philly/Pitts papers? I'm thinking about writing a letter to the manager to let him know this would be greatly appreciated!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Children's Consigment Plus in Bellefonte, PA

In Bellefonte, PA, we have a new consignment store called Children's Consignment Plus! I talked to the owner this morning and wanted to pass on information to you all!

  • Bring in items to be consigned at a 50/50 basis. Consigning is different that Kid To Kid - where you don't get paid cash for your items. If the item sells, then you earn 50% of the price paid.
  • She takes clothes for everyone (baby, kids, teens, women, and men)! They must be free of stains, holes, and wear. Must be in style.
  • Accepting all baby gear, toys (nothing with small parts or rattles), DVD/VHS, Longenberger Baskets, designer purses and accessories, jewerly, and lots more!
  • No appointment is needed at this time to bring items in.
  • The current store hours are:
Mon. Tues. Wed. & Friday 10:00 to 6:00
Thurs. 10:00 to 8:00
Sat. 10:00 to 2:00
  • For questions, please contact Vicky at 355-1500

Potty Training?

I have decided to put out the potty chair for Robby's to 'play' with for now. With Havyn, she was fascinated with how the lid open and closed, how it played music, etc. instead of 'going' in it. So with Robby, knowing how he works, I put it out so he can take it apart and put it back together many times until he is bored with that part. Then off to potty training we go!

Huggies and Pampers puts out great kits to help encourage you and your child to use the potty. It was the Huggies DVD that encouraged Havyn (the Whoosh Song) and she was good after that!

Click Here!

Click Here!

Order them both (they are free) for great coupons and tips! Good luck in your adventure!

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Coupon Schedule

Borrowed from -

2010 Coupon Schedule
Posted: 31 Dec 2009 12:14 PM PST
Unfortunately there are not coupons in every Sunday paper. Make sure you know the schedule so that you don’t accidentally buy a paper when there are no coupons in it. (and always make sure you check the paper for coupons before you buy it at the store)

January 3 – 2 RP & 2 SS (New Year, New You)
January 10 – RP & SS (New Year, New You)
January 17 – SS (Big Game Extravaganza, Super Bowl Savings Spectacular)
January 24 – RP & SS (Big Game Extravaganza, Super Bowl Savings Spectacular)
January 31 – RP & SS (Big Game Extravaganza, Super Bowl Savings Spectacular)

February 7 – RP & SS (Heart Smart)
February 14 – RP
February 21 – SS & RP
February 28 – SS

March 7 – SS & RP
March 14 – SS & RP
March 21 – RP & SS (Easter Seals)
March 28 – RP & 2 SS (SmartSource Green)

April 4 – NO INSERTS (Easter)
April 11- SS & RP
April 18 – RP & SS (SmartSource Green)
April 25 – SS & RP

May 2 – SS & RP
May 9 – SS (Summer Blastoff)
May 16 – RP & SS (Summer Blastoff)
May 23 – SS & RP
May 30 – NO INSERTS (Memorial Day)

June 6 – RP & SS (Children’s Miracle Network)
June 13 – SS & RP
June 20 – RP & SS (Easter Seals)
June 27 – SS & RP

July 4 – NO INSERTS (4th of July)
July 11 – SS & RP
July 18 – SS
July 25 – SS & RP

August 1 – SS & 2 RP
August 8 – RP & SS (Back to School, Back to Savings)
August 15 – SS & RP
August 22 – SS (Back to School, Back to Savings)
August 29 – SS & RP

September 5 – NO INSERTS (Labor Day)
September 12 – RP & SS (Diabetes Smart)
September 19 – SS & RP
September 26 – SS & RP

October3 – RP & SS (SmartSource Pink)
October 10 – SS & RP
October 17 – SS & RP
October 24 – SS & RP
October 31 – SS & RP

November 7 – RP & SS (Children’s Miracle Network)
November 14 – SS & 2 RP
November 21 – SS & RP
November 28 – NO INSERTS (Thanksgiving)

December 5 – SS & RP
December 12 – SS & RP
December 19 – NO INSERTS (Christmas)
December 26 – NO INSERTS (New Year’s)

Disney Movie Rewards

One of my favorite programs to earn free stuff is Disney Movie Rewards! If you have never heard of this, go to your DVD collection, pull out a Disney DVD or Blue Ray and look for a 13 digit code on a sheet of paper on the left inside the case. Register online and start entering your codes. Plus get free codes in emails! I have already received a complete Baby Einstein music set (they send it to you free too!) and saving up for a big item now. Check it out now!!
Use this code for your first 50 points: CELEBRATE