Friday, September 9, 2011

SavingStar - Paperless Coupons


Sign up for SavingStar and take advantage of paperless coupons.  Just add the coupons to your store loyalty card.  Grocery stores and drug stores available - Food Lion, Lowes Foods, CVS, and Rite Aid just to name a few.

FREE Subscription to BabyTalk Magazine

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Ways I Saved/Earned Money This Week

- I read all of my Inbox Dollars emails for my account and my husband's daily to add money to our accounts.

- I read all of my MyPoints emails daily for my account and my husband's to add points to receive FREE gift cards.

- Cleaned out my coupon binder and filed new coupons for future shopping trips.

- Compared gas prices online before filling up so I could get the lowest price.

- Used FREE dishwasher detergent samples this week when using the dishwasher.

- Continued to use my FREE samples this week - wipes, hand sanitizer, lip balm, lotion, and toothpaste.

- Continuing to try to drink more water. Not only is this good for me but it will also be a great way to save money.

- Took a survey and earned $3. 

- The weather is a lot cooler so we are not having to use the A/C as much.

- DH was gone on storm trouble for 9 days = saving money by 1 less person at home eating, using power, water etc. plus he worked lots OT = bigger paycheck.

- Got my laptop repaired - compared prices before so as I posted here - Saved $425.

- Payton will be starting kindergarten next year and I have been wanting to continue reviewing her numbers, letters, shapes, colors and practice writing.  I went to the Dollar Store and found Pre-K workbooks for $1 each.  Found the same type of books online and in other stores for $3+ each.

- Needed 2 birthday cards so I went to my stockpile of cards and pulled 2 out - no money spent.

- Took Payton to the library for the 1st time and got her a library card.  A great way to teach a child to love books, plus FREE books for story time.

- Had leftovers 3 days this week. No food wasted.

- I was given 2 garbage bags full of winter clothes for Bryson.  Who doesn't love FREE clothes?

- Cashed in Swagbucks for a $5 Amazon gift card.  I save these to use for buying Christmas presents.

Today's Favorite Coupon = .50 Spic and Span at Dollar General

Print this coupon $1/2 coupon for Spic and Span.  Dollar General has Spic and Span Antibacterial Spray for $1.  Buy 2 and use this coupon to get them for .50 each.

Sunday Coupon Preview

There will be 4 coupon inserts this week.

 2- Smartsources
 1 - RedPlum
 1 - General Mills

Click here to see a complete list of coupons that will be available.

Daily Deal Site - Saveology

Click here to sign up for Saveology - a daily deal site that offers great deals daily.  Great way to save money on gifts for Christmas and birthdays.

Planning a Trip to Disney....

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FREE Sample of Icy Hot Naturals Pain Relief Cream

Click here to request your FREE sample of Icy Hot Naturals pain relief cream from Walmart.

Thought of the Day

I sometimes wish I could turn the clock back and start the day over.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

FREE Sample of Prilosec OTC

Click here to request your FREE sample of Prilosec OTC while supplies last.

Today's Favorite Coupon = .50 Chex Mix at Walgreens Starting 9/11

Click here to print your coupon for .50/1 Chex Mix.  Walgreens will have this on sale next week for .99, making it .49 a bag with coupon.

Hurry before they get gone.

My Favorite Deals at Lowes Foods - 9/7-9/13

Here is a list of my favorite deals at Lowes Foods this week:

Lowes Foods doubles coupons up to .99.  There is a limit of 20 coupons per transaction.

Lowes Foods Paper Towels - $3.99 for 8 rolls - E-Offer

Planters Peanut Butter - $1.50
Use .75/1 coupon 8/21 SS
Final Price - FREE

New York Texas Toast - $2
Use .55/1 coupon 8/28 RP
Final Price - .90

Chobani Greek Yogurt - $1
Use .30/1 printable coupon
Final Price - .40 each

Hormel Compleats Microwave Meal - $2
Use .55/1 coupon 8/7 SS
Final Price - .90 each

Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes - $1
Buy 2 and Use .50/2 printable coupon
Final Price - .50 each

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad - $1
Buy 2 and Use .50/2 printable coupon
Final Price - .50 each

Niagara Starch - $1.29
Buy 2 and Use $1/2 coupon 8/14 RP
Final Price - .79 each

Smuckers Squeezable - $2
Use .55/1 coupon 8/7 RP
Final Price - .90 each

Lowes Foods frozen potatoes - $1.40

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.79/lb.

Lots of great deals at Lowes Foods this week.

My Favorite Deals at Food Lion This Week - 9/7-9/13

Here is a list of my favorite deals at Food Lion this week:

Sweet Potatoes - .79/lb

Kiwi Fruit - .50

Wisk Laundry Detergent 50 oz. - $3.99
Use $2 coupon 8/21 SS
Final Price - $1.99

Not alot of great deals this week for me.

Thought of the Day

I would love to get explanations for people's actions.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

NEW Dollar General Coupon - $5 off $25 Purchase - 9/10 ONLY

Click here to print your coupon for $5 off $25 purchase at Dollar General.  Valid 9/10 ONLY!

ALWAYS Compare Prices

I haven't been blogging in the past couple of weeks because my husband broke my laptop screen.  I purchased my first laptop in April and it has been one of the best investments ever.  I love that I can blog anywhere in my home.  With 2 small kids, going to my home office upstairs wasn't always convenient. 

My husband was very upset when he accidentally broke it.  He knew that I was going to be upset but it was an accident and accidents happen.  I immediately called the retailer that I purchased the computer from to check the prices for repair.  I then called the manufacturer directly for an estimate.  Next, I called 2 local computer repair places for prices.  I was shocked at the differences in quotes that I received.  This is a perfect example for everyone to always compare prices

Here is the quotes I received: (I will not mention any names)

Retailer - $600 to return and repair includes shipping
Manufacturer - $230 just to return and look at it
Local Computer Repair Store #1 - $130 for screen, $75 labor
Local Computer Repair Store #2 - $110 for screen, $65 labor - also includes 60 day warranty on repairs at no extra charge

Of course, I went with the last quote I received.  If I had not compared prices, I would have probably purchased a new laptop. 

Total Savings by Comparing Prices (using prices above) - $425

Save-a-Lot - $5 off $25 Coupon

"Like Save-A-Lot on Facebook" and you can print a coupon for $5 off $25.  Save-A-Lot does accept manufacturer coupons.  Great time to stock up your pantry.

Today's Favorite Coupon = FREE Simply Lemonade

Click here to print your $1 coupon for Simply Lemonade.  Walmart has these for $1 making them FREE after coupon .

My Favorite Deals at Rite Aid This Week - 9/4-9/10

Here is a list of my favorite deals at Rite Aid this week:

Bausch & Lomb Renu Sensitive Multipurpose Solution (12 oz.) - $ 8.99
Receive $7.00 +UP Reward
Use $2/1 printable coupon
Final Price - FREE
Limit 1

Crest Complete Extra White Toothpaste, or Oral-B Complete Fresh Scope Scent Toothbrush, or Scope Dual Blast Mouthwash - $3.99
Receive $3 +UP Reward
Use Crest, Oral-B or Scope coupons from 8/28 P&G insert
Final Price - As low as FREE

Limit 1

My Favorite Deals at Walgreens This Week - 9/4-9/10

Here is a list of my favorite deals at Walgreens this week:

Mithum or Lady Mitchum Antiperspirant/Deodorant - $2.99
Receive $2.99 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupon 8/21 SS
Final Price - FREE + $1 overage

Air Wick Scented Oil Warmers - .99
Buy 2 and Use $2/2 printable coupon
Final Price - 2 for FREE

Nova Max Plus Blood Gluocose Monitor - $10
Receive $10 Register Rewards
Final Price - FREE

Huggies Little Movers Slip On Jumbo Pack Diapers - $8.99
Receive $2 Register Rewards
Use $1.50/1 or $3/1 coupon 8/14 SS
Final Price - $3.99 after coupons and RR
Limit 1

My Favorite Deals at CVS This Week - 9/4-9/10

Here is a list of my favorite deals at CVS this week:

Hershey's Air Delight Bar (1.44oz.) - .99
Receive .99 ECB
Use FREE Hershey's Air Delight Aerated Milk Coupon Bar when you by a Milk Chocolate Bar Coupon  from  8/28 SS
Final Price - 2 for FREE
Limit 1

Skintimate Moisturizing Shaving Cream - $1.99
Use $1/1 CVS Printable coupon
and Use $1/1 coupon 7/24 SS
Final Price - FREE

Carefree Liners - $1
Receive $1 ECB
Use .50 coupon from 8/21 SS
Final Price - FREE + .50 overage


Sorry, for the delay but here is the winner for Zaycon Foods Giveaway.

Here are your random numbers:

28 - Elena 
Timestamp: 2011-09-06 18:33:31 UTC

Elena has been emailed and she has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  Thanks to everyone for entering.

Thought of the Day

Make a rainy day a productive day.  It is a great time to get those things done that you have been putting off.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Where Have I Been and More!

Wondering where I've been?  My dear hubby broke my laptop and it took me over 2 weeks to get it repaired.  Thankfully, I got it back Friday and I will be back to blogging soon.  I never knew how much I would miss my laptop.  With two small kids, it is so convenient to have a laptop.  I missed everyone and I'll be back to sharing great deals and how I'm saving money soon.

Happy Labor Day!!  I hope everyone has a great holiday.