Wednesday, May 19, 2010

$3 off Huggies coupon available


Click Here to get your $3/1 Huggies. (No size restrictions)

There are actually 2 different coupons available so you can print both.

$3/1 Huggies snug and dry

or $3/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers

Here is a good idea for those who have a rite aid

Huggies Jumbo packs on sale $8.99ea

Buy 3 =$26.97

-$5/25 Rite Aid coupon HERE

- (3) $3/1 Huggies coupons

Pay $12.97 or $4.32 Per package

If you do buy a total of 5 packages of Huggies from 4/25/10-7/24/10, you can submit for SCR #800 to get a voucher for a free package of diapers.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Where do you get coupons?

There are many ways to obtain coupons.

  • Inserts in your Sunday paper-there are 3 types of inserts that come out in Sunday papers at different times; Red plum(RP), Proctor and Gamble(PG), and Smart source.
  • Tear pads-these are usually found near a product at your grocery store. You simply tear the coupon off of the pad. (it is always a good idea to take a few extra for a sale later on.)
  • Blinkie-Have you ever noticed those little machines that spit out coupons near products at the store? Those are a great resource for adding to your coupon arsenal.
  • Peelies-The coupons that are attached to a product you are buying
  • Write the manufacturer-It never hurts to write the manufacturer of your favorite products. Most have websites and you can contact them via email. I have received numerous free samples and coupons just by letting the company know that I enjoy their product.
  • Coupon clipping services-There are services available to actually purchase insert coupons already clipped for you! You pay a small handling and postage fee for those coupons, not the actual coupons. My favorite site is
  • Recycle Bins-You would not believe how many people throw their Sunday papers with coupons in them in their recycling. Ask your neighbors, family and friends to save them for you.

Do you have another source? Let us know

What is Extreme Couponing?

Do you ever wonder how people save 50-90% off of their grocery/household purchases?

There are a few things you need to know about the “grocery game”.

1. Sales usually circulate every 12 weeks. Meaning that if an item is on sale for a really great price it will probably be on sale at that price again in 12 weeks.

2. Only buy items when they are at rock bottom prices. ( STOCK UP on items that will not go bad before you can use them)

3. Clip those coupons! (it is said that you should purchase one set of inserts for each member of your household.) However, everyone’s number is different. I have a 3 person household and buy 5 papers a week or more.

4. Try to look for stores that double or triple coupons to maximize your savings.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May 1-8 Grocery Challenge

I think I went shopping for the last time this week.
Did 3 transactions at Rite Aid
12 Covergirl foundations
2 boxes glad trash bags
2 Motrin PM
2 acne Free spot treatment
1 Nivea Bodywash
3 carefree
3 4pk double roll cottenelle
1 Jumbo tugaboo diapers
2 king size M&M's
6 natures bounty Vitamins
2 gallons diet lipton green tea
1 gallon reg lipton lemon tea
1 snickers bar
Total OOP after all of my coupons $4.12
TOTAL BUDGET LEFT $40.50-4.12=$36.38

I will get a $2 rebate for the tugaboo's.

Food Lion 2 transaction
6 clorox green works detergents
4pks chicken breasts .79lb
6 old el paso Fat Free refried beans
11 FL yogurts
1 white bread
1 wheat bread
2 lb strawberries
2 oscar meyer lunchmeats
1 FL brand tea bags
Thomas wheat english muffins
2 chapstick lipsmackers
american cheese
5 bags steamfresh vegetables
$45.74 OOP
Total Budget Left $36.38-$45.74=-9.36
Which means I am over budget by $9, I will get back a total of $14 in rebates though so really I came out ahead by almost $5.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 1-8 Grocery challenge Continues

Here we are May 2nd and I ran out for a few things this afternoon.

4 Newspapers (check your local $ tree to see if they sell the sunday paper)
Remaining Budget:$44.70-$4.20=$40.50

Rite Aid
2 Cover Girl Clean Foundations $6.99ea
2 Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder $6.99ea
2 Nivea Body Wash $3.99ea
1 24 pack Crystal Lake Water $2.99(Not Pictured)
1 Motrin PM $5.49
2 Wet N wild Nail Polish (1@.99 and 1 @ .49) (BOGO50%off sale)
3 Peep singles (1 not pictured, used to treat 2 yr old=)(90% off easter clearance)=.12ea
1 double pack Peeps(90% off Easter Clearance).$25ea
-$5/25 RA video values Coupon (check out for details)
-(2) Cover Girl B1g1 Coupons ($13.98)
-(2) BOGO RA covergirl sale (13.98)
-$1/1 Covergirl MQ
-$3/1 Motrin MQ
-$3/1 Motrin RA ad Q
-$4/1 Nivea Body wash Q (Redplum 5/2 Insert)
-BOGO MQ Nivea (May all you magazine)
I purchased the peeps because I was below zero for my total. I panicked and just starting throwing the closest thing on the counter. LOL. It's a cheap filler item.
Remaining Budget $40.50-.09=$40.41

Food Lion
1 6pck diet Lemon Snapple $4.99
Total with Tax $5.12
Remaining Budget $40.41-$5.12= $35.29

Some people may be thinking "where is the food"? By stockpiling it allows me to go some weeks without shopping. I have the flexibility to only shop when I see a good sale. Don't worry though, Wednesday, I will be posting some groceries.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1-8th Grocery Budget Challenge

I Did a little more shopping today.
No Picture this time. I put everything away already.

Rite Aid

1 SS sunglasses $19.99
3 Finish Quantumatic $5.49ea(50% off sale)
1 J&J Travel First Aid Kit $1.49
-$5/25 Wellness Q
-(3) $3/1 Finish Quantumatic Q
-$10 Sunglasses sale
-$10 Sunglasses VV Q May
-$1/1 J&J RA Q
-$1/1 J&J MQ
=Total With Tax $3.35 (saved $51.10)
Budget left 52.14-3.35= $48.79

I will get a $2 Rebate for the sunglasses!!

I also Ordered some coupons totaling $4.09
Budget Left 48.79-4.09=$44.70

Friday, April 30, 2010

MAY 1-8th Budget Challenge

I ran in to Farm Fresh this morning for a few deals.
4 bags Fresh Express Salad mix $5 (on sale 4/$5)
2 Cucumbers $1.18
2 Grapefruits $2.00
2 Infusium 23 Shampoos $1.75ea (clearance Price)
-(2) $2/1 Infusium 23 Shampoo MQ (expired today)
=$8.06 (saved $9.16)
Total Budget Left 60.20-8.06= $52.14

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Grocery Challenge May 1-8

I realize that it is April 29th, but there were a few deals that had to be done today and tomorrow. This will all come out of the May 1-8 budget

Rite Aid

4 Ban Deodorant B1g1 50% off
(2) 3.49
(2) 1.74

4 Splenda Mini (75% off clearance)
.87 ea

2 everlast GNC vitamins $19.99 ea BoGO sale

-$5/$25 RA Q
-BOGO RA Everlast vitamins Q (emailed from RA)
-(4) .75/1 Ban (can print from Ban's website)
-(4) $1/1 splenda ( adjusted to .87 ea)
TOTAL with tax $3.87 (saved $64.03)
I will get back a $10 Rebate for buying 4 Ban Products Making this a $6.13 Profit.
Total Budget left:64.07-3.87= $60.20

May 1-8th Grocery Budget Challenge

This is the first of several posts to come this week. I have challenged my facebook friends and family to a grocery budget challenge. Whatever their budget may be, to stick to it or beat it. Just one week of watching what you spend to see exactly where your dollars go. Maybe, even encourage more to use coupons and see that it really does save $.
Today is 4/29 I realize, however, I had a few coupons expiring today and tomorrow that I wanted to use. These will come out of my grocery budget for the first week of May.
The Budget $75 for a family of 4, one of which is still in diapers.

Rite Aid
3 Finish Quantumatic Kits %50off ($5.49ea)
4 Splenda Mini's (75% off clearance) .87ea
1 Johnson and Johnson Travel First Aid Kit $1.49
2 StayFree Pads $1.99ea
-$5/25 RA coupon(expires 4/30)
-(3) $3/1 Finish Quantumatic (Tearpad at store in front of kits)
-(4) $1/1 Any Splenda Coupons (ends up making each a .13 Profit)
-(1) $1/1 RA Johnson and Johnson
-(1) $1/1 Johnson and Johnson First Aid Manufacturer Q(ends up making kit .51 Profit)
-(2) $2/1 Stayfree coupon (makes each package .01 Profit)
Total with Tax=$3.36 (saved $53.04 by shopping sales and using coupons)
Budget $75-$3.36= 71.64

Food Lion

2 Chinet Lunch Napkins $1 .99ea ( closeout price with shoppers card .99ea)
2 Pantene Mouse $4.29ea (closeout Price with shoppers card $2.14ea)
2 Purex Natural Elements $4.49ea
1 FL Whole wheat bread $1.94
-(2) $1/1 Chinet Coupons(expires 4/29) (ends up FREE)
-(1) BOGO sale with store card Purex detergent -$4.49
-(2) Purex facebook coupons .35/1
-(1) $3/2 Pantene coupon (ex 4/30)
total with tax= $7.57 (saved $16.50)
71.64-7.57= 64.07

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Summary 3/21

I just got in from doing my Sunday shopping. The proof really is in the savings! check it out!

Dollar Tree
2 Sunday papers =1.10

Food Lion (4 transactions)
8 taco bell dinner kits Reg. 4.49ea on sale $1.67ea
3 OYNO catalina when you spend $8 on taco bell dinner kits total= $4.64 for 8
to do this deal Buy 2 taco bell dinner kits Reg. Priced $4.49. Pay 3.41 and get a catalina for $3 off your next order. Repeat transaction by buying 2 taco bell dinner kits total $3.41 use your $3 catalina and pay .41 out of pocket..Keep rolling this catalina to stock up. I still have a $3 catalina to use
2 gallons milk $6.06
Total = $10.32

Rite Aid
4 Cascade 20ct Dishwasher tablets Reg. $4.99ea on sale $2.99
-$1/1 MQ Homemadesimple mailer
2 Balsam clairol haircolor Reg. $5.29ea On clearance $2.64ea
-$5/2 Clairol Color MQ 3/7PG
-$3/15 Rite Aid Q (

Family Dollar
2 Clairol Balsam Hair color Reg.$3.50ea on sale $2.50ea
-$5/2 MQ 3/7PG
3 9.5 oz dawn hand renewal dish detergent Reg. $1.40
- (3) $1/1 homemade simple Mailer
Total= $1.66

Total Before Sales and Coupons $85.70
Total OOP (out of pocket)$20.85
Savings $64.85

Friday, March 19, 2010

Deals Ending 3/20

If you are out and about tomorrow you may want to pick up a few of these deals.

Food Lion (prices good until 3/23)
Whole boneless Beef Sirloin Tip*custom cut for free*(I have some ground, cut into steaks and steak tips) $1.87. Reg Price $4.99lb. This is a great stock up price! I bought 10lbs this week

Kraft Cheese $2/5 Buy 5 get $5 off your order! There are Blinkies in front of the cheese case for BOGO kraft cheese. Buy 6 packages of cheese, use 3 BOGO Q's
$2.50x6=15.00-$5offorder=10.00=7.50 bogo q's=2.50 or .42 per bag! Stock up Price! You can freeze shredded cheese!

Closeout Deals - Available at most Food Lion stores

Covergirl foundations/powders on closeout for $2.00ea
BUY 2 Use $1/1 MQ 3/7PG and B1G1 MQ 2/7PG to make a $2.49 profit. (because Foodlion rings everything up at reg. price and discounts your item at the end they will take $5.49(reg.price) off of the BOGO q. You get 2 CG foundations for free plus make money!

Purex 3in1 detergent 20ct $2.99 - $1/1 Coupon available by becoming a purex fan on facebook.

Select Pantene ProV Shampoo + conditioner $2.14
Buy 2 and use $3/2 MQ 3/7PG =$1.28/2 or .64 ea


Receive a $5 gift card when you purchase 2 Gillette Fusion Razors @ $7ea.
Buy 2 use 2 $4/1 MQ 3/7PG Pay $6 and get a $5 target gift card back. That's 2 gillette fusion razors for $1.00 after coupons and gift card

Couponing 101

Did you know that by combining sales with coupons you can stockpile items and rarely pay retail again? Save up to 90% on your household/grocery bill! I won't go in to a long explanation because I am just not that great at describing things. However, I will give you the link to an excellent explanation. Jenny at Southern savers is a wonderful teacher. So go check it out!
I will start sharing the top deals at you favorite stores. If there is a store I do not list, but you would like added to the weekly round up, please leave me a comment to let me know.

TOP Weekly Deals Ending 3/21-3/27

This weeks Top Deals
If you are unfamiliar with any of these stores check their website to see their coupon policy.

Family Dollar(sale ends 3/21)

Clairol Balsam Haircolor $2.50 use $5/2 MQ from 3/7PG = 2/FREE
(These will be on sale for $3ea From 3/22-3/28 if you miss the sale, still 2 for $1 is a great price)

All Laundry Detergent 32 Loads (50oz) $3 use $2/1 MQ from 2/7RP= $1 ea

No GREAT deals in the weekly ad that I see.

FREE Johnson's Buddy Soap .97ea - $1/1 Johnson's baby product (

Walgreens (if you are unfamiliar with how Register Rewards work please check out for a great tutorial)

$5 RR when you buy 3 Kotex @$2.99ea=8.97-3 $1/1MQ (print from $5.97 and get $5 RR back. .97 for 3 packages of Kotex!

$2RR when you buy 1 Colgate max white toothpaste @ $2.99 -.75/1 MQ (colgate website)=.24

Rite Aid
Cascade 20ct $2.99-$1/1 MQ( Homemadesimple mailer)=$1.99
Tide 50 oz liquid or 70 powder $5.99 - $1/1 MQ 3/7PG=$4.99

Kroger (doubles coupons up to .50 everyday)
Mega Event Buy 8 get $4 off ( you can mix and match from this category)*Prices reflect AFTER $4 off

Bumble Bee pouch premium Tuna .49
$1/2 Blinkie=2FREE
.55/1 MQ 2/21ss=FREE

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta .49
$1/2 =2 FREE
Ronzoni smart taste pasta .49
(you can print these coupons twice by hitting your back button on your browser)

Kraft Cheese .99
$1/2 Blinkie in cheese case =.49ea

Other Deals
Secret Deoderant $1.88
-.50/1 3/7PG=.88ea