Saturday, January 21, 2012

Comment Saturday

Today is Comment Saturday!!

For every comment left, I will return the favor by responding to your comment and by visiting your blog and leaving a comment.
I love to hear from my readers and I encourage you to leave comments on any blog you visit.
Today's question.....Have you ever complained to a company or manufacturer about their product or service when you had a bad experience?  If so, what was the outcome?

I am getting ready to write one in the next few minutes.  We received a gift card along with a 25% off coupon to Ruby Tuesday.  I was so looking forward to going out to dinner but I was not satisfied with our service or with my daughters dinner.  I will say that Ruby Tuesday is a favorite of ours but last nights experience was not a pleasurable one.  Looking forward to their response.


FREE Lettuce Wraps from PF Changs with newsletter sign up. - Click here!

FREE Sample of Firecracker Chicken Breast from Panda Express on January 23rd - Click here!

FREE Sample of Stayfree Ultra Thin Regular Pads - Click here!

FREE James Allen Plastic Ring Sizer - Click here!

FREE Sample of Downy Unstopables - Limited amount given out daily. - Click here!

Sunday Coupon Preview

There will be 2 coupon inserts in Sundays paper - 1 Smartsource and 1 RedPlum.  Click here to preview which coupons will be available.

Thought of the Day

"He who seeks more than he needs hinders himself from enjoying what he has."

Hebrew Proverb

Purex Triple Action Review

Purex is rolling out a new Triple Action formula across the entire liquid detergent line. This new and improved Triple Action formula delivers even better on Purex’s promise to leave your clothes bright, white, and clean, and as always, for half the price of the leading brand!  Purex Triple Action formula will be available this fall.

I have used Purex for many years.  One of my favorites things about Purex is the price.  I often a great them at a great price.  Purex also offers coupons on a regular basis which always makes me happy. 

When using Purex, I know that my clothes will always be clean and smell great.  The Purex Triple Action did not let me down.  My clothes were cleaner than ever.  New Purex Triple Action leverages the best parts of our current formula, combined with new additions, to deliver great cleaning plus improved brightening power.

Just like Purex, the Purex Triple Action has been specifically formulated to work in both traditional and High Efficiency (HE) washing machines. 

Disclosure:  As a member of Purex Insiders, I did receive a free sample to review.  No other compensation was provided.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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.

- Continued to use my FREE samples this week including - lip balm, dish detergent (full size bottle), dryer sheets, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.

- We did NOT eat out at all last week. Money in my pocket. This is our biggest downfall when trying to stick to a budget.

- Added several items to my yard sale/flea market storage bins.

- Cashed in points for a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

- Wrote a sponsored post for a $30 Amazon Gift Card.

- Cleaned out and took an inventory of my freezer.  Made a list of items that I need to look for on sale.

- I have been looking for wooden letters to spell out Bryson for his room.  Found them on sale at Babiesrus Buy 1 Get 1 50% off.  I did 2 transactions when purchasing them so I could the best price.  I had a 20% off total purchase coupon and a $5 off any purchase coupon.  So glad I waited for them to go on sale.

- Went shopping on Wednesday to take advantage of some great deals.

- Only used my dishwasher once this week.

- Made my yearly tax folder to start gathering all my information and documents needed for my taxes.
- On sunny days, I am trying to keep unneeded lights off to save on my power bill.

- Compared gas prices before filling up.

Dollar General Coupon - $5 off $25 Purchase for 1/21 ONLY

Click here to print your coupon for $5 off $25 purchase for Saturday - 1/21 ONLY!

Available Again - $1.75 off 2 General Mills White Check Cereals

Click here to print your coupon for $1.75/2 General Mills White Check Cereals such as Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios® and Total®.

Disclaimer:  This information and coupon was provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Thought of the Day

"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes."

Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Shopping Trip to Lowes Foods


3- Coke 2 liters - .89 each = $2.67
1 - New York Texas Toast - $2, Used .40/1 printable coupon doubled = $1.20
3 - Yoplait Kids Yogurt - , Used (3) FREE Item Coupons = FREE
4 - Pillsbury Grands Biscuits - $1 each = $4, Used (2) .30/2 coupons and .30/2 Cellfire coupon = .63 each = $2.52
6 Steamfresh Vegetables - $1.15 each = $6.90, Used (2) $1/3 printable coupons = .82 each = $4.90

Total OOP - $12.19 incl. tax
Savings with coupons and sales - $26.92
69% Savings

My Favorite Deals at Lowes Foods 1/18-1/24

Lowes Foods doubles coupons up to .99.  You can use 20 coupons per transaction.

Lean Cuisine Varieties E-offers $1.59
Use $1/5 1/1 SS
Final Price - $1.39 each
Limit 5

Coke 2 Liters - .89

Cabbage - .49/lb

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables - $1.15 each
Buy 3 and Use $1/3 printable coupon
Final Price - .82 each

New York Brand Frozen Garlic Toast - $2
Use .40/1 printable coupon or
Use .50/1 coupon 1/15 SS
Final Price - As low as $1

Pillsbury Refrigerated Grand Biscuits - $1
Buy 2 and Use .30/2 coupon 1/8 GM and
Use .30/2 Cellfire coupon
Final Price - .55 each after coupons

Crest Toothpaste - $1.99
Use .75/1 1/1 P&G
Final Price - .49 each

FREE Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel at Family Dollar

Family Dollar has Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel for $4.  Use the $4/1 coupon from the 1/8 SS and you can get it for FREE.

2 - Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Get - $4 each = $8
Use (2) $4/1 coupons
Total OOP - .64 tax

Wordless Wednesday - Nothing Sweeter!

Payton is sharing her snack with Bryson!! How sweet.

Thought of the Day

"A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains."

Dutch Proverb

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FREE Sample of Splenda Essentials

Click here to request your FREE sample of Splenda Essentials. You have the choice of a sample with B vitamins or antioxidants. 

FREE Valentine's Day Gift - Mug from Vistaprint

Click here to order your FREE mug for Valentine's Day from Vistaprint.  Just pay shipping.

Today's Favorite Coupon = $1 off I Can't Believe Its Not Butter

Click here to print your coupon for $1 off I Can't Believe Its Not Butter.  If you have never used this before, it is great. 

Thrifty Craft - Cotton Ball Snowman

Payton has been wishing for snow for weeks now.  We have seen a few flakes but no accumulation.  She has been wanting to make a snowman, so we did.  Not exactly what she had been wishing for but she enjoyed our craft time.

Materials Needed:

Cotton Balls
2 Circles made from White construction/scrapbook paper - 1 Medium, 1 Large
2 Arms made from Brown construction/scrapbook paper
Eyes made from Black construction/scrapbook paper
Nose made from Orange construction/scrapbook paper
Mouth made from Black construction/scrapbook paper
Hat made from Black and Red construction/scrapbook paper
Hole Punches - Used to make eyes, mouth, and buttons

Here is our finished product:

It was a no cost craft since I had all the materials we needed.  Hopefully, she will get to make a real snowman soon.

Thought of the Day

"Logic will get your from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Albert Einstein

Monday, January 16, 2012

Drugstore Deals This Week for CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid 1/15-1/21

My favorite deals at CVS this week:

American Greeting Cards - Receive $3 ECBs wyb 3
Buy (3) .99 cards
Receive $3 ECB
Final Price - FREE after ECB
Limit 1

Ivory Bar Soap (3 pack) .99
Use .35/1 coupon 1/1 P&G
Final Price - .64

Huggies Natural Care Wipes (3 pack) - $7.99
Receive $2 ECB
Use .50/1 1/15SS
Final Price - $5.49 after ECB and coupon
Limit 2

My favorite deals at Walgreens this week:

Abrexin Weight Loss Supplement (30 ct.) - $10
Receive $10 RR
Final Price - FREE after RR

Estroven PM (24 ct.) - $10
Receive $10 RR
Final Price - FREE after RR

South Beach Diet Snack or Meal Bars (5 pack) - $5.99
Receive $5.99 RR
Final Price - FREE after RR

ThermaCare Neck, Wrist & Shoulder, or Menstrual HealWrap (Singles) - $2.49
Receive $2.49 RR
Final Price - FREE after RR

Mentos Gum (15 pc.) - .99
Use .55/1 coupon 1/1SS
Final Price - .44

Pepsi Products - 2 Liter - 4/$5
Use $1/4 Pepsi 2-Liter coupon from Walgreens January In-Store coupon booklet)
Final Price - $1 each wyb 4 after coupon

My favorite deals at Rite Aid this week:

UP2U Single Packs - $1
Use $1/1 coupon 1/1 SS
Final Price - FREE

GE Light Bulbs Extra Soft White 4 pack, Long Life Light Bulbs 2 pack - $2.99
Use In-Ad $2 coupon
Final Price - .99

NYC Cosmets
Buy 1 over $1.99, Recevie $1 +UP Reward
Final Price - .99 after +UP Reward
Limit 4

Toms Toothpaste, Mouth Rinse or Deodorant or Bar Soap (2 pack) $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $3 +UP Reward
Final Price - .99 after +UP Reward

Menu Planning Monday - 1/16

One of my goals for 2012 is to plan a menu for each week.  I have been planning a menu but not posting it until this week.  I find it a lot easier to know what is for dinner.  It helps me save money and plan ahead when grocery shopping.  If you have been having problems choosing what's for dinner, maybe this would work for you.

Monday - Tacos with Spanish Rice

Tuesday - Baked Potato and Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Wednesday - Chicken Parmesan, Salad, Bread

Thursday - Taco Ring

Friday - Salmon Fillets, Rice and Corn

Saturday - Dinner out Using a gift card and coupon received as a Christmas gift

Sunday - I always leave Sunday open because my dh likes to plan our menu and do most of the cooking.

You can find other great weekly menus at Menu Monday Planning at Organized Junkie!

AC Moore Coupons

I love to go to AC Moore.  I could spend hours in that store.  Here is a list of coupons available this week.

- 50% off any Regular Priced Item - Today Only
- 40% off any Regular Priced Item - Tuesday through Saturday
- 60% off Custom Framing plus an additional $10 off Mats and Mouldings

Click here to print.

Vistaprint - FREE Valentine's Day T-Shirt

Vistaprint is offering FREE Valentine's Day gifts all week.  Day 1 - FREE T-Shirt.

Celebrate Valentine's Day by creating a FREE custom T-shirt for someone special! Crafting a thoughtful and original Valentine's gift for your loved ones is quick and easy. Simply browse online design galleries and customize with text, or upload a favorite photo. Design a one-of-a-kind T-shirt! Shipping starts at : $4.41

NEW - Hormel Coupons

Click here to print your coupon for $3 off any Hormel Party Tray 28oz or larger.  Walmart currently has theses for $10.  Great to take to a Super Bowl party.

Other Hormel Coupons:

.55 off 2 Hormel Premium Chicken Breasts

.55 off 2 Hormel Pepperoni packages

.55 off 2 Hormel Chili products

.55 off 2 Hormel Bacon Bits products

FREE Jiffy Recipe Book

Click here to request your FREE Jiffy Recipe Book.

Thought of the Day

"He is rich who owes nothing."

Hungarian Proverb