Sporadic Posting over the Weekend =)

We are busy busy today preparing for the Easter weekend, so I will be MIA most likely until tomorrow. Try not to miss me too much!

Old Navy Weekly Coupon Locations - 4/10


I'm not sure when the Old Navy Weekly site refresed but it was after I crashed at 12:30 a.m. And it should be no surprise that all the high value ones are gone! But here are the locations for all the coupons thanks to the awesome people at A Full Cup =)

~GONE~$75/$100 - Rate them, Chris 1st, Kim 2nd, Nat 3rd, Rita 4th - ALL GET 5 stars, then click on the name and it pops up!

~GONE~$50/$100 - Bird shows up about 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 3 minutes or so after getting on page. Bird is quick but just refresh page and after 2:30 just keep clicking quickly in the middle box top corner under the check mark.

$10 off $50 - Click on the running coupon count on top

$10 off your purchase when you buy 2 girls dresses - Girls hair clip in center

$10 off your purchase when you buy a pair of mens pants and mens woven shirt - On Grill

$2 off any white item - Kids in center - the boy who is the 2nd person from left with the white polo on, on the round logo on his shirt and also on the palm tree logo on the right of his shirt, too

15% off your purchase - Girls sunglasses on second 17 in the movie


My Walgreens and Target Trips - 4/9


Total Cost: $2.00

I usually don't go bargain shopping with more than one baby, so with both in tow today, I didn't get quite as much as I'd hoped. But I did manage to get all of the above for $7 out-of-pocket, and $2 overall. Here are a breakdown of the deals I haven't mentioned before:

2 Gerber Graduate Snacks - $1.89 each
- $.50/2 Target coupon
- $3/1 Gerber printable coupon
= 2/$.28

Edge Shaving Gel (FREE)

Chapstick 100% Naturals - $1.99
- $2 Register Reward
*Look for these UPCs - 0573 1964 12; 0573 1977 24; 0573 1965 12*

Mentos - 2/$2
(2) $1/1 Mentos MC

The rest of the products I have either mentioned before, or were just on clearance and didn't have any coupons applied. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Update: Organic Earth Day Coupon Book

Remember how I posted about the FREE Organic Earth Day coupon book here? I said if there aren't any participating grocery stores near you, you can order a coupon book from the website. I emailed the company to see if there would be any cost involved, and got an answer back today! The coupon books are FREE to all consumers, whether you pick one up at a store, or order one online. Fabulous!

Click here to find a participating store near you, or to order a coupon book online =)

Register for the Qdoba eClub!


I've been very neglectful. In all my talk about how much I love ice cream, I failed to mention my deep deep love of chips and salsa. When I was pregnant with Bubba, I would eat an entire avocado, 1/2 a jar of salsa, and a huge mound of tortilla chips, all in one sitting. That's probably why Hubby started telling me that I was "size moo." He's so sweet.

If you register here for Qdoba's eClub, you will receive a coupon for free chips and salsa, and a special gift on your birthday. I hope that something special involves cheese, guacamole, and a tortilla.

(Thanks STL Mommy!)

FREE Precious Places DVD!


Boo is going to love this! She has quite the collection of FREE Fisher Price DVDs thanks to Toys R Us, so this will add quite nicely to her stash. I'm sure Bubba will love it as well, but if his dad asks, we'll just tell him he wasn't interested ;-)

Click here to request your FREE copy of Precious Places DVD. You don't even have to pay for shipping! This is only while supplies last, so hurry and get yours. Allow 12 - 18 weeks for delivery.

Stamp Price Increases on May 11th


My mailman informed me that stamp prices are going up again. This was after I tried to mail something with a 39 cent stamp on it. Turns out that was the cost of a stamp prior to April 12, 2007. Shows you how observant I am. And how often we mail things.

The prices increases to $.44 on May 11th, so you may want to stock up on some "Forever" stamps which will sell at the $.42 rate up until the 11th. These stamps will be good even after the rate increase, regardless of when they were purchased.

I think I'll go get two books, and we should be set for life.

The Coupon Diva from Philadelphia!

One of my friends forwarded me this video and I just wanted to share it. Joyce House, the Coupon Diva, lives in Philadelphia as well, and I love her attitude and philosophy about couponing. In the video, a woman comments to her "I just don't have the time to cut out coupons." Joyce replies "Then you just haven't been broke enough." I love that! Coupons are making a comeback, and it really is amazing how much you can save just by sacrificing a few hours a week. As Joyce says "If your money means something to you, then you will invest that time."

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Easter Weekend Sales!


One thing I love about holidays besides the opportunity to eat myself into a coma, time with family, and the excuse to theme my house out, are the sales! Here are a few going on this weekend (I'll update as I find more):

$.99 Shipping with $99 purchase at Macy's - Promotional Code: PENNIES. Click here for more info =)

Buy 3 Signature Collection products at Bath & Body Works, get 3 FREE. Also, buy Wallflowers and Wallflower Refills for only $6. Click here for more info =)

No Coupons in Sunday Paper this Week

Just a heads up that there will not be any coupon inserts in the Sunday paper this week because of the Easter holiday. So don't plan on stocking up them this week. And if you get the paper delivered to your house, you can submit a vacation request online, and your service will be skipped this week =)

Old Navy Hidden Coupons are Being Reset!


It's that time again! The coupons hidden at Old Navy Weekly will be reset either sometime today or early tomorrow morning (last week they were reset at 3 a.m.). The BIG coupon of $75 off $100 purchase will be back, so a lot of people may be pulling all-nighters! I didn't stay up last week but I may be up late anyway tonight making Bakerella's cute cake pops for Easter, so hopefully they will reset before I crash.

I'll update with any info as it comes in. I'll be stalking their site today ;-)


My Top Five Printables of the Day!

Check out these coupons that struck my fancy! Don't forget that you can usually print out a minimum of two each by just hitting the "back" button =)

$2/1 any Veet product (just in time for summer - it's rapidly approaching!)

$3/1 Mark-It Permanent Markers (the word "permanent" scares me. I'll have to hide these from Boo)

Coupons for any Minute Maid Frozen Novelty product (you will receive them in 6-8 weeks)

$1/1 Trop50 (This is Tropicana's new orange juice with 50% sugar and calories. Usually I am anti less sugar and calories, but this is pretty darn good!)

$3 off Johnson & Johnson Bedtime Bath and Lotion (this wouldn't print for me, but did print for others. Hope it works for you!)

Supercuts Savings


Right after hubby and I got married, I thought I would save us some money and teach myself how to cut hubby's hair. I bought some electric clippers and was good to go. But I forgot one vital thing: to put the attachment on. So I ended up shaving a huge bald spot on the side of hubby's head. Bless his heart, he wasn't too mad. And after I colored it in with an eyebrow pencil, you could barely even tell. I think.

Needless to say, that was the first and last time he let me cut his hair. From then on, he has been a loyal Supercuts customer. If you register for haircut reminders at their website, every time you get sent a reminder, you will also get a coupon. Sweet! Click here to register =)

(Thanks Frugal Coupon Living!)

FREE Samples Up For Grab!

I hit the snooze today! Here is a round-up of some great FREE samples that are available =)

FREE Gain Laundry (and a coupon) - Here

FREE Glad ForceFlex Trash Bag - Here

FREE Gillette Body Wash or Shampoo - Here

FREE Jergen's Natural Glow Moisturizer - Here

FREE Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal - Here

FREE Parent's Choice Milk DHA & ARA or Gentle Formula - Here

FREE Kotex Product - Here

FREE GoodNites Brand Sleep Boxers/Pants - Here

FREE Rachel Ray Brand Nutrish Dog Food - Here

FREE Always Infinity Pad - Here

FREE Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield - Here


Purchase a $25 Gift Certificate for only $4!

Restaurant.com is having another great promotion! From now until April 13th, you can save 60% with every order of $25 Gift Certificates. All you have to do is use the promotional code SEASON and pay $4. Click on the icon above for more info and to search for restaurants in your area.

FREE Grand Slamwich at Denny's - TOMORROW!


About ten minutes ago, I was in the midst of blogging while watching American Idol. It was on commercial so I was lost in my post until I heard the word "FREE." I think I could be comatose but if I heard the words "free/deal/bargain/save" I would snap out of it.

The FREE thing that snapped me out of my deep blogging trance is a FREE Grand Slamwich when you buy a Grand Slam at Denny's. This is happening tomorrow, April 8th, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take a friend and eat up. Or eat both yourself. Whatever floats your boat!

Click here for more info =)

Razor and Shave Gel Deal at Target!


This week at Target, if you buy a Gillette Razor and Shave Gel, you will receive a $5 Target giftcard. Here's how it works:

Gillette Fusion Power Razor - $7.99
- $2/1 MC
= $5.99

Gillette Shave Gel (7 oz) - $1.89
- $1/1 MC
= $0.89

Total for both = $6.88
- $5 Target giftcard
= $1.88 for the razor and shaving gel!!

(Thanks Stretching a Buck!)

FREE Simple and Delicious Coupon Book!


Another FREE coupon book! Click here to register for $10 worth of coupons, including a coupon for a FREE 24 oz bottle of Hunts ketchup =) We actually are in desperate need of ketchup because it is Bubba's favorite thing to dip his food in. "Mawwww get-cha pweeeeease" is quite a common phrase in our house ;-) (Thanks to Frugal Coupon Living!)

FREE Sample of Caress Evenly Body Wash!


I have to admit that I've been using the kid's body wash for the last week or so. I'm not really sure why considering I have a few things of body wash I got for cheap at Target. Maybe deep down I just enjoy smelling like a blueberry. But now I really have no excuse because there is a FREE sample available for the new Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash. I am almost 28 - I guess I really should try to smell like a grown-up.

Click here for your FREE sample of body wash =)

Walgreens Register Reward and Rebate Info

Thanks again to my friend Kim for asking questions =) I have been doing this for a bit so I take for granted the fact that not everyone knows the ins and outs of Walgreens. My apologies! I hope this info helps and I hope other people won't hesitate to ask if there is something they have questions about.

If I use register rewards to pay for something, and I am supposed to earn a rebate with that purchase—do I still do so, using register rewards for my payment?

You can use Register Rewards even if you are going to receive a Register Reward with your purchase. However, you can't use one to purchase an item that you are expecting the same Register Reward for. That's about as clear as mud, right? For example, you can't use a Colgate Toothpaste RR to get another Colgate Toothpaste RR. You could, however, roll the Register Rewards back and forth - buy a Skintimate shaving gel, receive the $3 Register Reward, use that to buy the Reach toothbrushes, and receive another Register Reward. And so on. Just as a note though - although Walgreen's corporate policy says this, not every store guarantees it. The stores are suprisingly inconsistent, and what one store accepts, another may not.

If you use a Register Reward, it counts as a manufacturer coupon (I have no idea why, it's quite annoying). Walgreen's coupon policy is that you can only use as many manufacturer's coupons as you have items. For example, today I bought two cans of icing. I had a manufacturer's coupon for each. I also wanted to use the Register Reward that I got for the Reach toothbrushes. So that was three coupons total, and only two items. To offset this, I got a bunny pencil for $.39 as a filler item.

What about vice versa? If I am using my easy saver rebate to pay for my purchase…do I still earn register rewards or any additional easy saver rebates?

In regards to Easy Saver rebates, they come in the form of a giftcard or a check. I always opt to receive it on a giftcard because you get a 10% bonus. Since it comes on a giftcard, it is considered a form of payment, and not a manufacturer's coupon. So you can use it and get Register Rewards and/or qualify for Easy Saver Rebates in return.

I hope this makes sense! Please remember, I'm explaining this to the best of my ability and as to what I believe to be accurate. If it seems I'm mistaken, let me know!

30% Off Coupon at Borders!

I feel lost if I'm not in the midst of a good book. Getting books from the library would, of course, be the frugal way to do things, but I have to be honest: I'm a tad impatient. There always seems to be a long wait for newly released books, and I just can't be the last person to read a new book. I refuse. Usually my mom and I will alternate between buying books and then just swap them. It works for us because we tend to like the same type of books - books that my brother, the published-writer-book-snob, likes to tease us for. He's a punk.

Anyway, from now through April 12th, you can get 30% off of your in-store purchase at Borders. Click here to print out the coupon =)

FREE Coffee at Seattle's Best for 39-year-olds - TODAY!

If you are 39-years-old, today you will get FREE medium coffee in honor of their 39th anniversary. Isn't that cute?

Click here for more info and to find your closest location =)

Hidden Printable Coupons at Target.com!


Yay for more Target coupons! I was prowling around the site and clicked on the "What's New" section, and wouldn't ya know, when the window opened, there were coupons available to print for the featured items. The coupons can be found here and are as follows:

$1/1 Bag of Hershey's Bliss
$1/1 Dove go fresh Burst
$2/1 Quattro Razor for Women

And if you haven't already, print out Target's other coupons here =)

Bedtime Stories/Tigger&Pooh DVD Deal at Target!


True story: I met Adam Sandler when I was in Vegas =) I also met Kevin James and Ray Romano. That info is relevant to what I'm about to post, but mostly I just wanted to brag =P

This week at Target, you can get Bedtime Stories (starring Adam Sandler - told ya it was relevant!) and Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too for cheap, cheap, cheap. This is how it works.

Bedtime Stories (starring my new friend Adam Sandler) - $16.99
Tigger & Pooh - $17.99
= $34.98
- $5.00 printable coupon
= $29.98 (you could use any Target giftcards you may have from previous weeks here too)
- $10 Target giftcard you will receive WYB both movies
= $19.98
- $5 Mail-In Rebate WYB 2 Ortega products
= $14.98

I've read that some people have found $6 peelie coupons on either or both DVDs, so make sure you keep your eyes open for that as well. If you find one of those, you can bring your out-of-pocket cost down to $23.98, and your total cost down to just $8.98 for both DVDs!


FREE Coupon Booklet from Organic Earth Day!

You know how I feel about FREE coupons. Starting at the begininning of this month, Organic Earth Day began distributing coupon booklets from participating grocery stores. Click here to find a participating store near you. If you don't have one near you, you can contact the company here to order a coupon book. I tried to call to see if there is a cost but they were already closed. I'll update when I find out =)

Also, they are having a giveaway where the prize is one year's worth of organic products, and books on how to go organic. Click here to register, and good luck =)

FREE Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers!


Sigh. I don't have a baby small enough to fit into these diapers (they only go from Newborn to Size 2). But I did register for some to give to my new niece who is just so cute that she fulfills all my newborn baby needs. Much to the relief of my hubby.

Register here to get a FREE sample of Huggies Pure & Natural diapers. They will arrive in 4-6 weeks along with a coupon =)

My Top Five Printables of the Day!

I'm really excited about these coupons! Make sure you print them out now before they disappear =) And with all of them, print them out twice by hitting your "back" button.

$2/1 All Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent - print this out before midnight tonight when it goes back to $1/1 (thanks Freebies 4 Mom!)
$2/1 Clean & Clear Product - also check out the other coupons available at that site
$3/1 Huggies Little Swimmers (thanks Hip2Save!)
$.75/1 Huggies wipes - just scroll through my coupons.com widget on the right-hand side
$1/1 Juicy Juice Brain Development or Immunity Fruit Juice

Baby Einstein Giveaway - $1,000 Savings Bond!


If you read my "About Me" post, you know that the only debt we currently have are our student loans. That's something we are pretty darn proud of despite the fact that the amount we owe is nauseating. My stomach just turned. Anyways, hubby and I were just talking about what we are doing for Boo and Bubba's future college educations, and what the best approach would be to tackle those costs. Personally, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for scholarships.

Just in case that doesn't happen (and I don't see why it won't ;-), winning Baby Einstein's $1,000 Savings Bond giveaway sure would help! You have from now until April 30th to enter their sweepstakes. The prizes are as follows: 1 grand prize of a $1,000 Savings Bond; 1 first prize of $100 of Baby Einstein products; and 3 second prizes of $50 of Baby Einstein products. And for every friend you refer, you will receive 1 additional entry into the Sweepstakes, up to a maximum of 5 additional entries.

Click here to enter, and good luck!

FREE Redbox Movie Monday


The coupon code for your free movie is TS473G and it expires at midnight tonight (CST). Click here for more information on redbox.

FREE Anti-Bacterial Item with $10 Purchase!

I just posted about how much I loved these and wouldn't you know, I find a coupon for a FREE Anti-Bacterial Item at Bath & Body Works with any $10 purchase. I just love it when that happens! Click here to print out the coupon =)

If Anti-Bacterial products aren't your thing, don't forget about this coupon for a FREE signature collection 3 oz. body lotion with any purchase.

Good Deal on Hershey's Candy at Walgreens!

I don't usually cut coupons that have anything to do with chocolate, not because I don't like it, but because I can't be trusted with it in the house. So for me, it's out of sight, and out of mind. But this week, Walgreen's is having a great deal on bags of Hershey's chocolate, and with Easter rolling around in 6 days (can you believe it??) it's a good time to stock up!

Hershey's Candy Bags - 4/$10
- $5 Easy Saver Rebate when you buy 4 bags
- $1.50/3 printable coupon
= $8.50 out-of-pocket
= $3.50 overall

$3.50 for 4 bags is pretty darn good!

Edge/Skintimate Register Reward at Walgreens

I posted about the Edge/Skintimate Register Reward here, but when I attempted to get it yesterday, no Register Reward printed. I did some research and thanks to the helpful ladies at A Full Cup, here is the clarification!

Look for the shaving gels that have the following UPCs:
Edge -
0 46500 32543 4
0 46500 32523
Skintimate -
0 46500 43122 7
0 46500 70033 0

These shaving gels should cost anywhere from $2.49 to $2.99, so they will either be FREE or a money-maker after the Register Reward =)

FREE Seattle's Best Coffee - TODAY

Just a friendly reminder that you can get a small coffee at Seattle's Best for FREE! Can't beat that!

Click here to find your closest location =)


Ways to Save with Walgreens

It wasn't until a friend left me a comment about Walgreen's rebates that I realized I never wrote a Walgreens 101 post. That may have been a logical place to start, right?!

So here it goes - here are the big 3 ways to save with Walgreens:

1) Easy Saver Rebates - Every month, an Easy Saver booklet is released and it contains all of the products that you can receive rebates for. Some rebates will make the product completely FREE, although there are usually only 2-4 per month. A majority of the rebates will just knock a few dollars off of the purchase price. All of these rebates have a limit as to price and/or quantity, so make sure you pay attention to that.

To redeem these rebates, all you have to do is go here, register an account, and enter in your receipt number. That's it! You can enter in as many qualifying receipts as you want, but only submit them when you are positive you will not need to enter any more. If you enter in your receipts, but don't get around to submitting them, Walgreens will do it for you automatically. For more info on how to submit rebates online, click here.

2) Easy Saver Coupons - In the Easy Saver booklet, in addition to the available rebates, there are also a TON of coupons that you can use. The coupons state "one item per coupon," but I only ever need to present one coupon. It will automatically deduct the coupon amount for each of the qualifying products.

3) In-Ad Coupons - These are coupons that are found in the weekly ads. In order to get the advertised price, you have to present these coupons. The same rule applies as with the Easy Saver Coupons, where you only need to present one per transaction. It will automatically deduct the coupon amount for each qualifying product.

This applies to all three of the ways to save listed above: when you have the most savings is when you WAIT for a product to go on sale, and then stack a manufacturer's coupon on top of an In-Ad Coupon, Easy Saver Coupon, and/or Rebate. You are allowed to use TWO coupons per item: one Walgreens coupon and one manufacturer's coupon. This is the way to save BIG.

For example, I posted about this internet coupon for $4 off a Glade 3 Wick Candle. In this months Easy Saver Booklet, there is a $3 easy saver coupon for this product. I could just buy it now and get $7 off of the $9.99 price. But I'm going to hold tight and see if the product goes on sale to get the rock-bottom price for it.

From what I hear, this is the last month for Easy Saver Rebates and Coupons, and Walgreens will be incorporating a savings card similar to CVS. So this post will only be helpful for less than a month more ;-)

My Walgreens Trip - 4/5


I bought all of this for $4.19!!!

Marshmallows on clearance - $1.19
(you'll note that they are already opened - Bubba was impatient)

Colgate Total Advanced - $3.49
- $.50 MC
= $2.99

Playtex Sport - $3.99
- $1 Easy Saver Coupon
- $1 MC
= $1.99

Playtex Gentle Glide - $3.99
- $1 Easy Saver Coupon
- $1 MC
= $1.99

2 Mac N Cheese - $.69 w/in-ad coupon
= 2/$1.38

2 Reach Toothbrushes - 2/$5
- (2) $1 MC
= 2/$3

Oust Surface & Air Sanitizer - $2.99
- $2 MC
= $.99

Total: $13.53
- $2.34 Walgreens giftcard balance (from Feb rebates)
= $11.19 out-of-pocket
- $2.50 Register Reward for the toothbrushes
- $3.50 Register Reward for the toothpaste
- $1 Easy Saver Rebate for the Oust sanitizer
= $4.19 overall

Deal on LeapFrog Tag Reading System at Toys R Us


I'm loving all these good toy deals! At this rate, I'll be done my Christmas shopping in no time =)
From today through April 11, the LeapFrog Tag Reading System is on sale for $39.99 (choose from green or pink). If you use the $10 off coupon from my coupons.com widget (on the right-hand side of my blog), you can score the system for only $29.99!

Also, the LeapFrog Tag Books are on sale for $9.99. If you use the $5 off coupon from my coupons.com widget, you can get each book for only $4.99. Now that's a good deal!!

Great Deals on Kmart Toys and Games!


It's a great time to stock up on toys for future birthdays and Christmas! Here are toys for under $5!

Select Playskool toys (Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head, Busy Balls, and Hammer & Nails) - $3.99

Play-Doh 4-pack, Fun Factory, or Case of Colors - BOGO

Preschool Games (Cootie, Letters & Numbers, HiHo Cherry-O, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders - $3.99

Hot Wheels or Matchbox 5-pack/Hot Wheels Monster Jam die-cast truck assortment - $2.99

You could walk out of there spending less than $20 and have lots of presents for the kiddies!