Friday, September 11, 2009

Free Cocoa Puffs and More!

Just wanted to remind everyone that the $1/1 General Mills cereal Target coupon expires on Saturday. There are tons of coupons on and from recent paper inserts to pair this with to get some FREE or super cheap cereal. You can also price match with this week's Walgreens ad for $1.99 General Mills cereals. That means that you can price match the cereal for $1.99, then use the $1/1 Target coupon and then use your manufacturer coupon on top of that! You should be able to get free Cocoa Puffs and lots of other cereals for around $.50 a box!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Awesome Target Deals!

Macy, Tade and I headed out for some deals last night and we really scored big at Target. I had stopped there Monday night to get in on the Special K deal (buy 4, get a $5 Target gift card) and the Special K coupons have reset since then on, so I wanted to grab some more. While we were there we also got some FREE ice cream, almost free Buddies soap and really cheap cereal. I broke up my purchases into 4 transactions so that I would have the least out of pocket expense. Check out my deals below!

Transaction #1
4-Special K bars, $2.39 each
-used (2) $1/2 printable
-used (4) $.50/1 Target coupon
Total = $5.56
Paid = $5 gift card (from Monday night) and $.56 cash
Got = $5 GC (for purchasing 4 Special K products)

Transaction #2

1- Special K Blueberry cereal, $2.39
-used (1) $1/1 printable
1- Special K crackers, $2.39
-used (1) $1/1 printable
-used (1) $.50/1 Target printable
2- Special K bars, $2.39
-used (1) $1/2 printable
-used (2) $.50/1 Target coupon
Total = $5.06
Paid = $5 GC from previous transaction and $.06 cash
Got = $5 GC (for purchasing 4 Special K products)

Transaction #3
5- Edy's ice cream, $2.50 each
-used (5) $1/1 Target coupons
-used (1) $2/2 MFC (got in mail)
Total = $5.50
Paid = $5 GC from previous transaction and $.50 cash
Got = $5 GC (for purchasing 5 Edy's products)

Transaction #4
2- Huggies wipes, $1.99
-used (2) $1.50/1 printable
5- Johnson's Buddies soap, $1.09
-used (5) $1/1 Target coupon
4- Kelloggs Rice Krispies, $1.75
-used (1) $1/2 MFC
-used (4) $.50/1 Target coupon
(according to the signs, this should have given me a $5 GC, but I am just realizing now that I didn't get one so I WILL be going back for my $5!)
2- Tortillas, $1.89
2- Fruity Cheerios, $2.44
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupon
-used (1) $1/2 MFC
2-Cookie Crisp, $2.54 (my kids really smiled this morning at breakfast time!)
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupon
-used (2) $.50/1 MFC
2-Cinnamon Toast Crunch, $2.54
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupon
-used (1) $1/2 MFC
4-MP cheese sticks, $.40
-used (2) $1/2 Target coupon
4- MP cheese sticks, $1.00 (I thought these were $.50 - oops!)
-used (2) $1/2 Target coupon
1- laundry basket, $2.11 on clearance
2- hampers, $2.96 on clearance
Paid = $5 GC from previous transaction and $20.82 from another gift card
Should have gotten = $5 GC

In total, my purchases yesterday at Target were $81.44 and I paid $1.12 out of pocket!!! (And once again, I will go back for that final $5 GC, making my deals even sweeter!)

OH! I almost forgot to mention this: Target has a $1.50/1 Huggies diaper coupon out right now. I had lots of $3/1 Huggies pure and natural diaper coupons to match them up with, but my Target only had the really big packs of diapers and I didn't want to spend that much. So, I took my Target ad over to Walmart and they price matched the Target diapers at $8.99/package and then they also accepted the Target coupons, bringing them down to $7.49. Paired with my $3/1 MFC, I paid only $4.49 for each package of diapers. I will also send in my receipt to the Caregivers Marketplace rebate and get $3 back, making these diapers just $3.74 a pack! Now that is what I call super couponing!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Last Week's Deals

So these are a little late, but I thought I'd show you how well I was able to do last week. I will admit that shopping is a LOT harder with a newborn but I was still able to MAKE money at Walgreens - pretty cool, huh?

Walgreens Transaction #1:
4-Lindsay Olives, $.99 with in-ad coupon
2- Childrens's Zyrtec for Hives, $3.29 on clearance
-used (2) $3/1 MFC
-got $5 RR for purchasing two Zyrtec products = profit of $4!
1- Softsoap, $3.99
-used (1) $2/1 MFC
-got $4 RR = profit of $2
3- Huggies wipes, $2.99
-used (1) $2/1 Walgreens Back to School coupon (takes off $6.00)

Paid= around $13
Got= $ 5 RR for Zyrtec, $4 RR for Softsoap, $5 RR for purchasing $25 in products (special last week only)

Walgreens Transaction #2
1- Softsoap, $3.99
-used (1) $2/1 MFC
-got $4 RR = $2 profit
1- Huggies wipes, $2.99
-used (1) $2/1 Walgreens Back to School coupon

Total= $3
Got= $4 RR for Softsoap

2- Jenny-O Turkey Sausages, $2.99
-used (2) $5/1 MFC = overage of 4.02!
1-Tide Release, $3.79
1-Bounty basic, $.99
-used (1) $1/1 MFC = free!
4- Artisan mini loaves, $.99
-used (4) Target coupons = free!
1- 18ct. eggs, $1.92
1- bananas, $.91
-used (1) $.50/1 Target coupon
1- bananas, $.83
-used (1) $.50/1 Target coupon
2- Orbit gum, $.48
6- Skittles Crazy Cores, $.52
-used (6) $1/1 Target coupon = $2.88 overage!
1- Cheez-It Whole Grain, $2.50
-used (1) $.75/1 MFC
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
4-Kelloggs Cinnabon, $2.00
-used (4) $1/1 MFC
-used (4) $.50/1 Target coupons
4- Connect Four, travel sized, $4.99
-used (4) $4/1 MFC
3- Hungry Hippos, travel sized, $4.99
-used (3) $4/1 MFC
2- Fiber One Yogurt, $2.04
-used (2) $1.25/1 MFC
Apples (two bags), $3.03
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupons

Total before coupons= $77.38
Total after coupons=$15.93

Hy-Vee HOT DEALS!!!!

Today only (8/27/09), Hy-Vee has some HOT DEALS going on! I may have to make yet another trip to town just to stock up on some yummy ice cream (and other healthy things of course)!

Hy-Vee Split Chicken Breast, $.78/lb.
Midwest Country Fare Cottage Cheese, $.99
Hy-Vee Russet Potatoes, 5lb. bag, $.88
Hy-Vee Shredded Cheese, $.99
Willowbrook Sliced Turkey Breast, $1.99/lb.
Midwest Country Fare paper towels, 3 rolls, $.99
Midwest Country Fare mac-n-cheese, 4 for $1
Top Ramen Noodles, $.13
Hy-Vee 24 ct. water, $2.77
Totinos pizza, $.88 (pair these with $1/5 and $.50/3 MFC that came out a couple of weeks ago)
Hy-Vee ice cream, $1.18
Driscoll's strawberries, $1.88
Amana Bacon Wrapped Fillet, $1.88

My Excuse .....

Isn't he the cutest?!? This pic was taken yesterday as Tade napped on the couch amidst all of the chaos around him. How do babies do that?!? Anyway, my new little man has kept me pretty busy this last six weeks so I apologize for my absence on this blog. I probably won't be making quite as many shopping trips as I did before Tade arrived, but I am starting to get back in the game and promise to try and post the really awesome deals when they come along! Also make sure and follow the gals on my blog list - they do a fantastic job of posting all of the weekly deals and coupon match-ups! Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hy-Vee and Fareway Deals 7/22/09

FINALLY!!!! It appears that there are finally some pretty good deals to be had this week at both Hy-Vee and Fareway. Check out the lists below for just a few of the deals that I think are worth getting in on this week. ALso, if you still have Kraft coupons, you might be able to snag some of these items for SUPER CHEAP or even FREE!

Pepsi 24 pk. - $5.99
Kraft MacnCheese - 2/$1 (there was a buy 3, get one free printable out there)
Jacks Pizza - 5/$11
Fareway white or wheat cottage bread - $.88 (GREAT PRICE!)
Wonder hamb. or hot dog buns - $.88 (GREAT PRICE!)
red or green grapes - $1.49/lb.
carrots, 2lb. bag - $.99
Kraft BBQ sauce - $.99
Kraft shredded cheese - 2/$3


Dannon Yogurt - 10 for $1.90
green grapes - $.99/lb.
Hunts ketchup - $.98
Hy-Vee applesauce - $.97
brown or powdered sugar - $.99
Blue Bunny ice cream - $1.99
Hy-Vee butter - $1.68
Hy-Vee cottage bread - $1.28

Introducing......Tade Grayson Roberts

I am happy to announce that we welcomed Tade Grayson Roberts into our family on July 13th at 8:17 p.m. Tade weighed 9lbs, 1oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. He has been a wonderful baby and everyone has adjusted well to the change in our family. Macy, Drew and Levi all fight over who gets to hold him first in the mornings and they LOVE to give their new baby brother LOTS of smooches during the day. I am feeling great and loving my new little guy! I am even thinking that after his doctor's appointment on Monday that I may hit up the new Cedar Falls Target store and see if I can get back into my weekly coupon routine. I hope to back up and blogging about my deals shortly - until then, thanks for your patience and keep on couponing!

Friday, July 10, 2009

No Baby Yet = More Coupon Shopping!

Okay, so I had kind of expected to either have the baby by now or at least be miserable at home, almost ready to have the baby. Too bad I'm feeling great and am not seeing any signs that he/she will be here in the next day or so. I decided today that I might as well go through my coupon stash and get some last minute deals in before the little one arrives. Macy and I headed out this afternoon and though we didn't need a whole lot, we were able to get some pretty good bargains. I kind of expect this to be my last shopping trip for a couple of weeks, but if that little guy/gal still hasn't shown up by next week, then you will undoubtedly find me on another coupon shopping spree!

2-Sparkle Paper Towels, $2.73
2-Angel soft 4pk. toilet paper, $1.00
-used (2) $2/1 wyb Sparkle and Angel Soft printable
4-Cottonelle 4pk. toilet paper, $1.00
-used (2) $.50/2 MFC
1-Cascade, $3.14
-used (1) Free MFC
4- Mac n Cheese, $.50
-used (1) B3G1 Free printable
3-croutons, $.98
2-Wacky Mac, $1.26
-used (2) $.75/1 MFC

Total before coupons= $22.05
Total after coupons= $11.92

6- Kashi cereal bars, $2.50
-used (6) $1.50/1 printables
-used (3) $1/2 Target coupons
4- Velveeta shells and Cheese, $.99
-used (2) B1G1 Free MFC
-used (2) $1/2 MFC
4- Easy Mac, $.73
-used (2) B1G1 Free MFC
-used (2) $1/2 MFC (overage of $1.08 on these!)
2- Barilla Piccolini, $1.00
-used (2) $.75/1 printables
3- Driscoll's Strawberries, $1.99
-used (3) $1/1 Target coupons
2- Eggo Bakeshop, $1.50
-used (2) $1/1 printables

Total before coupons= $32.85
Total after coupons= $6.39

1- Medium eggs, $.89
-used (1) $.49 Hy-Vee coupon
2- Rice Krispies, $2.00
-used (2) $1/1 MFC
2- Froot Loops, $2.00
-used (2) $1.50/1 MFC
4.16 lbs. Bananas @ $.49/lb, $2.04
2- Hy-vee 5lbs. potatoes, $.99

Total before coupons= $12.92
Total after coupons= $7.52

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Preparing For Baby!

So I'm still baby yet. Some of you were probably starting to wonder, with the lack of my posting and all. I have been busy getting ready for the new baby. Last week was spent deep-cleaning every nook and cranny of my house and it seems that this week will be spent re-cleaning everything that I cleaned last week. My kids just don't understand that I want the house to be spotless when we leave for the hospital! (I have major issues with coming home to a dirty house!) Anyway, I saw the doctor yesterday and it turns out that I'm already dilated to a two and she thinks by 38 weeks the baby will be here. I'm really hoping that he/she comes on his/her own by then so that poor Drew doesn't have to share his birthday or worse yet, spend it at the hospital with us! I will not be doing my usual shopping this week as I am super-stocked up and all I really need is some random items for our 4th of July party. Make sure to check out Hy-Vee and Fareway tomorrow as I'm sure they'll have some great last minute deals for the holiday weekend! Oh- and get in on the cheap Edy's ice cream at Target this week! I grabbed some yesterday and it is YUMMY! Good luck on your weekly deals and have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Shopping with No Kids = EASY!!!

Grandma had the kids yesterday while I went to my doctor's appointment, so I decided to take advantage of the situation and get some shopping done at Target. Did you know that in less than an hour you can fill your cart up twice and still have time to spare? It was pretty awesome to just go in and get what I needed - no potty breaks, no slushie spills, no melt-downs over who gets to push the cart, no "Can I have this?" Just me, a cart full of deals and a binder full of SIMPLE!!! Check out my three super-speedy transactions below!

Transaction #1:
3- Pull Ups, $8.99
-used (3) $3/1 printables, IE or Firefox
3- Huggies Diapers, $8.99
-used (2) $3/1 MFC
-used (1) $2/1 printable
Total= $36.94, Got (2) $5 Target Gift Cards
(Will send in for Caregivers Marketplace Rebate and get $4.50 back, making these just $3.58 each!)

Transaction #2:
15- Pepsi product 12 pks., $2.75 each
-used (15) $1/1 Target coupons
1- can deposit, $9.00
Total= $37.09, paid $27.09 cash, and $10 in Target gift cards

Transaction #3:
6- Wheat Thins, $2.00
-used (6) $2/1 peelies (makes these FREE!)
5- Crystal Light, $2.66
-used (5) $1/1 printables
1- Crystal Lt. Skin Essentials, $2.66
-used (1) FREE printable (FREE!)
4- Joint Juice, $.99
-used (2) B1G1 Free MFC
-used (2) $1/1 printables (makes these FREE!)
2- Kraft Dressing, $1.99
-used (2) $1/1 printables
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupons (FREE!)
2- Kraft Mayo, $1.99
-used (2) $1/1 printables
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupons (FREE!)
2- Kraft Miracle Whip, $2.99
-used (2) $1/1 printables
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupons ($.99 each!)
2- wheat bread, $1.39
-used (2) $1/1 bread wyb Miracle Whip peelies ($.39 each!)
2- marshmallows, $.92
3- Driscoll's strawberries, $1.99
-used (3) $1/1 Target coupons ($.99 each!)
2- Ziploc bags, $2.49
-used(1) B1G1 Free MFC
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupons ($.25 each!)
Total before coupons= $63.39
Total after coupons= $18.26

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fun Friday Shopping Trip

The kids and I headed out early today for a quick (yeah right!) shopping trip. We only had three stores to stop at but do you think that we could get home by nap time? For some reason it still took us six hours! Well, we did stop and have a picnic lunch with daddy on the UNI campus at his job site and the kids loved watching the PCI excavator scoop up dirt and load up the trucks. I guess too that because it feels like this baby is just going to fall out at times, I was not exactly moving at a very fast pace. All in all we had a pretty good day and got some pretty good deals. I was also $17 under budget for the week meaning that over the last two weeks I only spent $93 for a family of five with two in diapers! Not too shabby if you ask me! Here is what we got today:

Transaction #1:
2- Softsoap refills, $6.00 each
-used (2) $2/1 printables
-used (2) $2/1 Target coupons
Paid $4.00, Got $5 Target Gift Card (a $1 money maker!)

Transaction #2
2- Snickers, $.64
-used (2) FREE coupons from mail
9 - Wheat Thins $2.04
-used (9) $2/1 MFC peelies found at Hy-Vee
9 - Crystal Light, 3pk. by registers, $.99
-used (9) $1/1 printable coupon here, here, or here
4 - Joint Juice, $.99
-used (2) B1G1 Free printables
-used (2) $1/1 printable
1- Strawberry Jam, $1.89
1- Kraft Mayo, $1.99
-used (1) $1/1 printable (this one may be gone, sorry!)
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
4 - 12 pk. Pepsi products, $3.66
-used (4) $1/1 Target coupons
1 - can deposit, $2.40
2- Ziploc quart bags, $2.49
-used (1) B1G1 Free MFC
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupons (makes these $.25 a box!)
2- Ziploc sandwich bags, $2.29
-used (1) $1/2 MFC
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupons (makes these $.79 a box!)
2- Dollar items from the dollar aisle for Macy and Drew
1- Wedding card, $.99
Total before coupons = $68.24
Total after coupons and $5 gift card= $17.49

Transaction #1:
2- Dawn dish liquid, $2/2
-used (2) $.50/1 MFC
1- Bayer Glucose Meter, $14.99
-used (1) $14.99/1 MFC
Total paid= $1.14, Got $5 ECB from meter and $1 ECB from dish soap (made $4.86!)

Transaction #2:
2- Dawn dish liquid, $2/2
-used (2) $.25/1 MFC
4- bedding flowers, $1 each
1- Cherry tomato plants, $.50
1- Bayer Glucose Meter, $14.99
-used (1) $14.99/1 MFC
5- Gallons skim milk
-used (5) $.55/1 printables
-Used (1) $10/$30 CVS coupon
Total paid= $6.45, Got $5 ECB from meter and $1 ECB from dish soap
*I now have $14 in ECBs to use next week! Yippee!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hooray for Milk Coupons!

Register HERE to get some printable Robert’s Dairy coupons. It appears that you can print as many of these as you want! Yippee!

*Thanks to The Thrifty Mama for posting this new coupon!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Target Freebies!

I am very excited to see that there are lots of Target freebies this week! The last couple of weeks have been kind of slow, so it is great to see some fantastic deals again! Thanks to Money Saving Mom for putting these deals together! You can see her complete Target list here.

Through July 13, 2009, there's a sweet Softsoap deal going on at Target: Buy 2 Softsoap value packs and get a $5 Target gift card.
Here's how to get these for free:
Buy 2 Softsoap Ensemble Value Packs at $6 each
Use 2 $2/1 manufacturer's coupons here
Stack with 2 $2/1 Target coupons here
Spend $4 plus tax out of pocket, Get a $5 Target gift card
Remember, you can roll these deals--using the gift card earned from the previous transaction to purchase another two Softsoaps to earn another gift card--thus lowering your out-of-pocket costs even more.

Degree men's deodorant (Artic Edge and Intense Sport)--$2.49
Use the $1.50/1 Target printable coupon here
Stack with the $1/1 manufacturer's coupon from the 5/17 RedPlum insert
Free after coupons

Crystal Light On-The-Go 3-packs--$0.99
Use the $1/1 coupon here, here, or here (sign up or login and then click on the "coupons" tab)Free after coupon

Joint Juice (single serve bottles)--$1
Buy 2 and use B1G1 coupon and $1/1 coupon here or from the 4/26 SmartSource insert
Get two free after coupons

Kraft Mayo--$1.99Use $1/1 from the 4/26 inserts or $1/1 printables here and here
Stack with $1/1 Target printable here
Free after coupons

Coppertone Suncare Product (trial size)--$0.99
Use $1/1 coupon here
Free after coupon

Banana Boat Sunscreen (trial size)--$0.99
Use $1/1 in 5/3 SmartSource insert
Free after coupon

Hefty HandySaks Small Trash Bags (trial size pack)--$0.99
Use $1/1 Target printable here
Free after coupon

Aquafresh Toothpaste--$1.99
Use $1/1 Target printable here
Stack with $1/1 here
Free after coupons

Johnson's Soap Buddies--$1
Use $1/1 coupon from the 3/8 or 4/26 RedPlum insert or buy 3 and use $3/3 coupon here--IE or Firefox
Free after coupon

Ziploc Bags--$2.49Buy 2 and use B1G1 coupon from 5/3 SmartSource insert
Plus, use $0.40/1 any Ziploc bag from 5/10 SmartSource insert
Stack with 2 $1/1 Target coupons
$0.05 per box after coupons

A1 Steak Sauce--$2.09
Use $2/1 from the 5/10 SmartSource insert or here
$0.09 after coupon

Kashi Frozen Waffles--on price cut at many stores for $1.79
Use $1.50/1 here or here
$0.29 each after coupon

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Shopping Trip - 6/3/09

My first stop today was Walgreens. I wanted to see if they had any of the great clearance items that I have been reading about on the different blogs and forums. Unfortunately I did not find much of what I was looking for but I was able to get in on a couple of great deals while I was there. Next stop was CVS (also to look for some clearance deals). I had to bite the bullet and buy ridiculously expensive tin foil ($3.75 for this stuff!) and picked up a few other things that we needed. Last stop was Fareway and maybe it was the smell or maybe the pregnancy cravings kicking in or maybe the fact that it was so cheap, but I just couldn't pass up the cheap bread and buns that I found so I think we should be stocked up for a few weeks at least! Mmmmm.....I love bread! (I think that I am only so crazy about bread right now becuase my doctor suggested that I cut back on carbs for the remainder of my pregnancy. What we can't have we always want, right?) Anyway, you can see what I got below.

1- Revlon Hair Dryer, $12.99 on sale
-got back a $10 RR (makes the hair dryer $2.99!)
4- Skim milk, $2.27
2- Cottonelle 4 packs, $1.99 (this was only at the C.F. store)
-used (2) $1/1 MFC
1- Ecotrin asprin, $2.00
-used (1) $2/1 MFC
-got back a $2 RR
1- Dove face soap,$.99
-used (1) $1/1 MFC

*I did the hair dryer first in a separate transaction so then I used my $10 RR from that to pay for the rest of the purchases.

Total before coupons and RR= $30.44
Total after coupons and RR= $13.44 (not bad for a hair dryer, t.p. and a week's worth of milk!)

1- Cover Girl Mascara, $3.49 on sale 50% off
1- Coppertone Sunscreen, $8.99
-used (1) $3/1 printable
1- Glad cling wrap, $.75 on clearance
2- Reynolds foil, $3.74
-used (1) $.75/1 MFC
1- Johnson's first aid kit, $.99
-used (1) $1/1 MFC
-used $4 off $20 purchase CVS coupon

Total before coupons= $22.64
Total after coupons= $14.20

1- Tootsie Pops bag, $1.99 (I don't like rewarding my kids for bad behavior, but Levi and Drew were slapping each other in the face in their race car cart. I had to spare the other shoppers and think of a way to quiet them up FAST!)
2- cottage cheese, $.99
10- wheat cottage bread, $.99
1- hot dog buns, $.99
4- hamburger buns, 12 ct., $.89 on sale (this is a great price!)
2- Chinet plates, $2.59

-used (2) $2/1 MFC (thank
s to Cortney for the heads up on this one!)
1- Dole bag lettuce, $.69 (great price!)
2 - cartons of strawberries at $.99/lb = $3.62
Total spent = $24.41

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Walgreens Hair Dryer Deal - Just $2.99!

Right now, Walgreens has an awesome Register Reward deal going on -- you can purchase any Revlon Hair Dryer or Straightener for $19.99 (advertised sale price). You will then earn $10 Register Rewards (remember, these are the coupons that print out after you have paid--you can use it on your next purchase). This would make these $9.99.

However, even better, the Revlon Ionic Styler Dryer (1875 Watt or Travel) is reported to be on a clearance sale of $12.99 - you will still earn your $10 Register Rewards = $2.99 for the hair dryer!! You can't beat that price!!

Thanks to Thrifty Northwest Mom for posting this amazing deal! My hair dryer is back from the good old high school days, so I just know that it doesn't have much life left to it. I picked up one of these today in Cedar Falls and they had several left. Seriously... $2.99 for a hair that a great deal or what?!?!?

More FREE Johnson's Buddies Soaps!

The awesome Johnson's coupon is back for $3 off any 3 Johnson's products!! This means that you can get a total of 6 Johnson's Buddies Soap bars (print it twice by hitting the back arrow and refresh). Johnson's Buddies soaps are typically under $1 at Target or Walmart and often other places like the drugstores or grocery stores as well! They are great for little kids as they have a mesh type of covering around them so that the soap doesn't slip from their hands. I stocked up on a ton a few months ago, but you can never have too much soap--and if we do, then it's a great item to donate to somewhere like a domestic violence shelter for women and their children.
Go here for the coupon!!

Thanks Thrifty Northwest Mom for posting this new coupon!!

Hooray for Wednesday!

I've got some good news: It looks like Hy-Vee and Fareway both have some pretty good deals going on this week! Go here to view the Fareway ad and here to check out Hy-Vee's ad.
This is just a small list of the great deals that I found:


red grapes, $.99/lb.
Hy-Vee pasta, $.88
Jiff peanut butter, $1.88
Dole lettuce, $.69
Nature's Pride Bread, $2.99, B1G1 Free
Oscar Meyer Bologna, 4 for $5
Bananas, $.39/lb.
Kraft shredded cheese, 2/$5
Hy-Vee sour cream 16 oz., $.89
English muffins 12 ct., $1.59

cottage bread, $.99
cottage cheese, $.99
strawberries, $.99
bag lettuce, $.69
hamburger and hot dog buns, $.88

What great deals do you see going on this week?

Friday, May 29, 2009

20% Off at Children's Place and $10 JCPenny Coupons!

I am off to Des Moines for the weekend, so I won't be sharing any shopping trips until next week some time. However, I did find these great coupons (that I will be taking to Jordan Creek with me!) and thought I would share them with you.

Click here for $10 off any $25 purchase at JCPenny.
Click here to save 20% off your next purchase at Children's Place.

Have fun shopping and let me know how you did!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More Huggies Codes!

Thanks Lynn for providing me with these new Huggies codes to share!

Codes Worth 1 Point Each


Codes Worth 2 Points Each


Codes Worth 5 Points Each


Has anyone won anything on the Huggies Rewards site yet?

More Sunscreen Coupons!

UPDATE: Here is another great coupon for you! Go here for a $3/1 Coppertone Sun Care product - this should make for some really inexpensive sunscreen when paired with a sale and it appears that you can print it as many times as you want!

Seems that this must be the hot item for this week! Here are some more sunscreen coupons to print and deals to be had!

Coppertone Sunscreen, Use the $1 coupon from here, IE or Firefox)
Use these at Target to purchase the trial sized tubes for $.99 each, making them FREE after coupon!

Hawaiian Tropic - Buy One Get One Free at Walgreens
Prices starting at $8.49
Use 2 $2 coupons from here, IE or Firefox
Final cost ONLY $4.49/2, just $2.25 each! (Thanks Hip 2 Save!)

Banana Boat- Buy One Get One Free at Walgreens
Prices starting at $8.49
Use 2 $2 coupons from here
Final cost $4.49/2, just $2.25 each! (Thanks Hip 2 Save!)

Sunscreen Days are Here Again!

Since my sunscreen stash is almost depleted, I have been looking for the best prices and coupon match ups for this week. I buy Neutrogena for my kiddos (they are VERY sensitive to sunscreen and this is the ONLY brand that doesn't make their face all red and puffy!) and it is typically about $9 a bottle! I have been squeezing out the last few drops from last year's bottle, hoping for a sale to come along, and I think I have found it!! Thanks to Hip 2 Save! for posting this great deal at CVS:

WOW! There is a SUPER HOT moneymaker at CVS this week! In the weekly deals I mentioned the Neutrogena Extra Care Buck deal: Buy 2 Neutrogena Sun Care products and get a $10 Extra Care Buck. Well, apparently purchasing 2 of the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 55 (1 oz.) will generate the $10 Extra Care Buck. These are ONLY priced at $1.99, so buy 2 for a total of $3.98 and get back a $10Ecb. Final cost FREE + a $6 moneymaker! Yay!

My plan is to get in on this money maker and then use my $10 in ECB to purchase two full-sized bottles of sunscreen. That way, I get the most sunscreen for the least out of pocket expense! (I also really love these little tubes to stick in the diaper bag or my purse for unplanned outdoor excursions!)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Last Week's Deal-ios

Levi had a doctor's appointment on Thursday and though I did not have the energy to take the kids on a "big" shopping trip, I decided to make a couple of stops to see if I could find some good deals. First, we stopped at Walgreens where I got almost FREE baby wipes and then we went next door to CVS where I also did AMAZING, spending just over $1.00!!! Our final deal of the day was at Payless, where I got a pair of the croc-like shoes for Drew for just $2.14!! On Saturday we headed out for a day of haircuts and errands with daddy and the kids in tow. It actually went pretty smoothly at Target where Michael and I each loaded up a cart and then checked out in two seperate transactions as to not "over-do" it with too many coupons in one transaction. We also made a trip into Walgreens where I stocked up on bug spray for the year (they are terrible at our house already!) Check out my pics below to see how I did!

*On a side note, I probably will not do much shopping this week as Michael and I are headed to Des Moines on Friday for a friend's wedding, so I would much rather save up for a trip to Children's Place, just in case we have a little down time and need something to do!! If I see any great deals at Hy-Vee or Fareway tomorrow morning or any great coupon match-ups I will try and let you know so that you all can get in on the deals!

Trip #1
1- Planter's Nuts, $1.75 on sale
-used (1) $1/1 printable
2- Huggies wipes (184 ct.), $2.19 on clearance
-used (2) $2/1 Huggies product MFC
Total = $1.44

Trip #2
1- Colgate Whitening Tooth Paste, $4.49
-used (1) $1/1 MFC
-got $4.50 RR (overage of $.70)
1- Colgate Whitening Tooth Paste, $4.49
-used (1) $1/1 MFC
-got $4.50 RR (overage of $.70)
5 - Cutter bug spray, $3.29 on sale
-used (5) $2/1 MFC
2- ISU Koozy, $.75 (these were my filler items)
Total = $8.95 (bug sprays are about $4.99 each at regular price, so this was a great find!)

Transaction #1
2- Prilosec, $24.99 each
-Got $10 ECB back
(I picked these up for Grandma, so she will reimburse me for them)

Transaction #2
2- Sunsilk shampoo/conditioner, $1.07 on clearance
-used (1) $2/2 MFC
5 - Pepsi products, $12.00
1- Can deposit, $3.00
2- Accent plants, $1.49
2- Six packs annuals, $.99
-used $4 off $20 CVS coupon
-used $6 ECB from previous trip
-used $10 ECB from 1st transaction
Total= $1.11

12- Bliss candy bars, $.99
-used (12) $1/1 Target coupon
10- Pringles (small by registers), $.69
-used (10) $.50/1 Target coupon (expired)
7- Ritz crackers, $2.54
-used (7) $1/1 Target coupon (expired)
-used (7) $1/1 printable (using both made these $.54 a box!)
12- Quaker bites (small by registers) $.99
-used (12) $1/1 Target coupon (expired)
4- Crystal Light, $3.99
-used (2) $3.50/1 printable
-used (2) $2/2 printable
-used (4) $1/1 Target coupon (expired)
4- Crystal Light (3 pk. by register) $1.00
-used (4) $1/1 printable
2.08 lbs. red delicious apples, $2.47
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupon (expired)
2- Cottonelle toilet paper, $4.15 on clearance
-used (2) $1/1 printable (Go here to take the pledge!)
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupon (expired)
4- Kraft shredded cheese, $2.09
-used (4) $1/1 printable (see post here)
-used (2) $1/2 Target coupon (expired)
1- whole seedless watermelon, $2.99
4- Coppertone Sun Screen (trial size) $.99
-used (4) $1/1 printable (Use the $1 coupon from here, IE or Firefox)
Total before coupons = $93.05
Total after coupons = $14.17

Friday, May 22, 2009

Another Kraft Cheese Coupon!

Thanks to Ginger at Attention Target Shoppers for posting this great Kraft Cheese coupon!

$1.00/1 printable - make sure to print two of these!

You can also find a $1/1 Kraft coupon here if you didn't print it earlier, and you can find a $1/2 coupon here from earlier.

Remember - Target has a coupon here for $1/2 Kraft cheese shreds or chunks, that you can use with the great manufacturer coupons, but it is only good until tomorrow, May 23rd, so get in and get yourself some $.59 cheese while you can!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Holy Hot Dogs!

I just found a new link for yet ANOTHER $1/2 Bar S Products! Just enter your first and last name and e-mail address and it will take you to your coupon - remember to hit your back arrow to print it twice! Also note that I Googled how long you can freeze hot dogs and bologna and according to the USDA, you can freeze them for one to two months. (I'm thinking three or four sounds better). The good news is that these new coupons have an expiriation date of 7/31/09, so you can save them until later this summer! Happy hot dog day!

More Dog Deals!

Here is another great hot dog deal thanks to Hip 2 Save! I have seen these for sale at Hy-Vee, Walmart and Fareway for $.88 a package the last couple of weeks, making them just $.38 a package after coupon! Did I mention that my family is eating hot dogs ALL SUMMER after the new baby arrives? That and cereal, of course! just rolled out a great new coupon! Save $1 on the purchase of ANY 2 Bar-S products! Walmart has Bars-S hot dogs (in some regions) on roll back 2/$1... which makes them FREE after the coupon. Other areas have these priced around $1 each, so just .50 after the coupon!

*Don't forget to print additional $1/2 Bar-S coupons here, IE or Firefox! Plus, there is also a Bar-S coupon available in the 5/10 Red Plum insert! Time to stock up for grilling season!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kraft Cheese for $.59!

UPDATE: Fareway has the DiGiorno Flatbread Melts on Sale this week, 4/$10, so paired with four coupons, that makes them just $1 each!

Thanks again to Money Saving Mom for posting these deals! I got in on this deal yesterday at Target and was able to snag 6 bags of Kraft shredded cheese for just $.59 a bag! What a great deal!

$1/1 Kraft cheese and $1.50/1 DiGiorno Flatbread Melts

Free Kraft cheese

Here are two hot printable coupons--print 'em before they are gone:

Print a coupon for $1/1 any Kraft 2% Natural Cheese Shreds or Blocks--IE here or FireFox here*. Use your browser's back button to print it twice per computer. If you live near a Meijer or Target store, you can stack these with the $1/2 Target coupon or the $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon to make for some very inexpensive cheese!

Get a coupon for $1.50/1 DiGiorno Flatbread Melts--IE here or FireFox here*. These are sometimes on sale for $2 or so at a number of stores which would make them $0.50 each after the coupon.


Hot dogs, that is! Thanks Money Saving Mom for this info!

Free package of Oscar Mayer Beef Franks!

Go here to request your coupon for a free package of Oscar Mayer Beef Franks. These offers usually go fast so I'd recommend you jump on this while it's available!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

FREE Detergent, FREE Deoderant and almost FREE Cheese!

Do you see a pattern here? Macy and I went shopping today and we found some pretty darn good deals, but man am I exhausted! (That also seems to be a regular thing lately!) I can't wait until like oh, next Spring sometime when the baby (who will be here in just 9 weeks!) is finally sleeping through the night so I can have a little energy already! (I have been told that I just need to start drinking coffee, and I would, if only it was cold and bubbly and tasted like Diet Pepsi!) Anyway, check out all the FREE and super cheap stuff that we found today and don't forget....tomorrow we get to check out the new Hy-Vee and Fareway deals! Yippeee!

6 - Dry Idea Deoderant, 2/$5
-used (6) $2/1 MFC
4 - Purex laundry detergent, B1 at $6.99, G1 Free
-used (2) B1G1 Free MFC

Used (1) $4 off $20 purchase CVS coupon
Total= $0.75
Got $6 ECBs back and one $4 off $20 purchase coupon (In other words, I got paid $9 for buying 4 detergents and 6 deoderants - How cool is that? Since I am super stockpiled on these items already, I am going to put them in a box to donate. See? Told you I am not a hoarder!)

4- Good Nights, on clearance for $2.89 each!
-used (2) $1.50/1 MFC
-used (2) $1/1 MFC

Total= $7.36
Put $3.18 on gift card and paid $4.18 cash

10 - Bliss candy bars, $.99
-used (10) $1/1 Target coupons (free)
6 - Pringles, $.69 (small, by registers)
-used (6) $.50/1 Target coupons
6 - Ritz crackers, $2.54
-used (6) $1/1 printable
-used (6) $1/1 Target coupons (makes these $.54 each)
6 - Quaker bites, $.99 (small, by registers)
-used (6) $1/1 Target coupons (free)
10 - Crystal Light, $3.99
-used (3) B1 Crystal Light, get one Skin Essentials Free
-used (3) Get $2/2 Crystal Light products
-used (10) $1/1 Target coupons
2 - Hershey's syrup, $1.56 (Drew has been begging for chocolate milk!)
-used (1) $1/2 MFC
2.0 lbs, red delicious apples, $2.38
-used (2) $1/1 bulk apples Target coupon
4 - Miracle Whip, $1.99
-used (4) $1/1 printable
-used (2) $1/2 Target coupon (makes these $.49 each)
2 - Lite Mayo, $1.99
-used (2) $1/1 printable
-used (1) Target printable (makes these $.49 each)
2 - Huggies wipes, $1.99
-used (1) $1/1 MFC
-used (1)$.75/1 MFC
6 - Kraft naturals cheese, $2.09
-used (6) $1/1 printables
-used (6) $1 off purchase of 2 Target coupons

Total Before coupons= $104.57
Total after coupons= $17.95

1 - Zucchini plant for garden, $1.00 (already in the ground!)
1 - Pickles, $1.88
1- French's mustard, $1.27
-used (1) $.75/1 MFC
1 - Tabasco sauce, $.98
-used (1) $1/1 MFC
1- Sour Cream, $1.44
-used (1) $.50/1 MFC
4 - Hunts ketchup, on sale for $.50 each!
1 - Breyers ice cream, $2.25
-used (1) $1/1 MFC
4 - Bar S Franks, $.88
-used (2) $1/2 printables
1 - 4pk. plastic plates, $1.00
1 - graduation card, $.48
Total = $10.70

Let's hear what kind of deals you were able to get this week!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Huggies New Rewards Program!


I just came across Huggies NEW Rewards program last night - actually, Michael and I were watching Grey's and saw a Huggies commercial for this new program, but the coolest thing is that you can enter every day for a chance to win a year's worth of diapers! I know we could sure put that to good use around here! Anyway, I registered right away and then spent some time checking out the new program. It actually looks pretty cool. When you register, you get 10 points right away. Then, it appears that a lot of the bloggers post codes from time to time that you can enter on the Huggies site to win even more points! The best part: You can use the codes to enter differnet sweepstakes (like a spa vacation or $500 cash) or you can use them to enter instant win games (a $25 Visa gift card or $10 Subway card, etc.)! Sounds pretty great to me! So, I will post the codes that I find on here, and I would love it if you all would help add to the list and leave me comments with any codes that you might find in your searching! Let's all win some free stuff, huh?!?! Here are the codes that I have found so far:



Thursday, May 14, 2009

HOT DEALS at Hy-Vee 5/13 - 5/19

Thought I would share some of the HOT DEALS that I see at Hy-Vee this week, since this seems to be a new favorite store for me and my fellow couponers here in Iowa! You can also go here to view their full ad!

Whole seedless watermelon, $3.88
Baby carrots, 16oz. bag, $.88
Hy-Vee Russet potoatoes 10lb. bag, $1.58 with in-ad coupon - GREAT PRICE!
Hy-Vee ice cream, 2/$3.00 (I see strawberry shakes in my future!)
Tombstone pizza, 4/$9
-use (2) $1/2 printables, makes these just $1.75 each - stock up!
Jacks pizza, 4/$10

-use (2) $1/2 printables, makes these $2.00 each
Bar S Jumbo Franks, $.88
-buy 2 for $1.76, use (1) $1/2 printable, makes these just $.38 package - stock up! There was also a $1/2 MFC in last Sunday's paper for these.

What other deals have you found at Hy-Vee this week? Please share!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

86 Coupons Later.....

That's right...I used 86 coupons in one transaction at Target today. Now I know that may be pushing the limit, but in my defense, the store was NOT busy, there were NO lines, and after my extremely long glucola test this morning, I really didn't feel like making multiple trips in and out of the store. (Thanks Ginny for not getting upset with me! (Ginny is the BEST, most patient cashier ever at my Target store!)) is what my transaction looked like:

13- Triscut crackers, $2.04
-used (13) $1/1 printable
-used (13) $1/1 Target coupon (using both makes these $.04 each!)
13- Wheat Thin crackers, $2.04
-used (13) $1/1 printable
-used (13) $1/1 Target coupon (using both makes these $.04 each!)
3- Crystal Light Drink Mix, $3.99
3- Crystal Light Skin Essential packets, $3.99
-used (3) $2/2 printable
-used (3) Get one CL Skin free when you buy any two Crystal Light products
-used (6) $1/1 Target coupon (using all three coupons makes these $.24 each)
2- Oscar Meyer Bologna, $1.84
-used (1) $1/2 printable
4- Easy Mac Cups, $.77
-used (2) B1G1 Free
-used (2) $1/2 printable (using both coupons gives an overage of $.23 for each cup)
1.02 lbs. red delicious apples, $1.21
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
1.03 lbs. large red delicious apples, $1.53
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
0.95 lbs. golden delicious apples, $1.61
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
8- Kashi waffles, $1.79
-used (8) $1.50/1 printable
1- Country Crock spread, $2.44
-used (1) $.55 MFC
1- Q-tips, $1.79
1- Ziploc baggies, $2.29
-used (1) $.40 MFC
6- Kraft mayo, $1.99
-used (3) $1/2 Target coupon
-used (6) $1/1 printable (using both coupons makes these $.49 each!)
Total Before Coupons= $116.97
Total Amount of Coupons= $100.21

Total Amount Due= $16.76

2- Large Eggs, $.99
6- Kelloggs Apple Jacks, $1.58
-used (6) $1/1 printable
9- Corn Pops, $1.58
-used (9) $1/1 printable
13- Kraft BBQ sauce, $.99
-used (13) $1/1 printable (makes these free!)
6- Kraft Ranch dressing, $.99 (awesome sale price!!!)
-used (6) $1/1 printable (makes these free!)
8 - Corn King 1lb. Bacon, $.99 (what a sale!)
1- Gallon skim milk, $2.33
Total Before Coupons = $54.74
Total Amount of Coupons= $34.00

Total Amount Due= $20.74

(PLUS, I got a $3 catalina to use on my next Hy-Vee stop, PLUS I got a $.07 discount on my gas when I left!)

Just in case you are wondering what $171.71 worth of groceries looks like, here it is:

And I only paid $37.50 for ALL OF THIS!!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hy-Vee and their HOT DEALS!!

Check out how much my aunt was able to snag at Hy-Vee this week for just $19.28! They have some seriously awesome HOT DEALS this week! I find myself shopping there more and more and each week I am really impressed by their weekly sales! Way to go Aunt Tammy!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Frugalicious Stockpile!!!

I realize that I post on here about my great deals and show you guys what I buy each week, but I wanted to really SHOW you how much I have been able to stockpile since I started this couponing journey in March. I am truly amazed at how many cleaning supplies, diapers, toiletries and groceries I have been able to purchase each week, and all for under $100/week. In fact, I am so stockpiled now that for the past three weeks I have only spent between $50-75/week and my stockpile has still grown! I am hoping to stick with the $50-75 budget and put a little more into savings each week. We are eating more brand name foods and using more brand name products, and our pantry and freezers are FULL! Before couponing, I would easily spend $200/week and it would barely be enough to get us by until the next shopping trip. Now I could plan a whole month's worth of meals based on what we already have on hand! Check out my fully-stocked cabinets, closets, and pantry below!

Eight stops, three kids, two meals and SIX HOURS later.....

Once again (not sure why I do it to myself) I decided that I could manage another shopping/errand day with the kids in tow. We did manage and we were able to get a lot of things accomplished, but everyone in this house is TIRED!!! I'm thinking maybe a 6:30 bedtime for the kiddos?!? We left home a little before 8:00 and headed for Walgreens. From there we went to Fareway, the C.F. CVS, the can redemption center (which took 45 LONG minutes!), Hy-Vee, the hospital (where I had to get a Rho-gam shot and found out that I failed my 1 hour glucola test so I have to go back on Monday for the four hour test...YUCK!!!!), Target, and then finally to the Waterloo CVS. During our outing we had breakfast in the car, snacks in the car and lunch in the car. (I don't do this for money saving reasons, I do it because it is NOT FUN to take 3 kids into any kind of restaurant - fast food or otherwise!) As you will see, we did REALLY WELL (and will most likely be spending some extra money at the dentist in coming years due to the ridiculous amount of super-sugary cereal we will be consuming over the next several months)!
6 - Fiber One Cereal, $2.39 (I really wanted these for the coupon on the back of the box and the cereal is really yummy too!)
-used (6) $1/1 MFC
-used $2 Register Reward
Total= $6.59
Put $6.59 on Walgreens gift card, $0.00 out of pocket!

4- Kelloggs Cereals, $1.71
-used (4) $1/1 MFC
2- Steamfresh Peas, $.88
-used (1) $1/2 MFC
1- Fastco white bread, $.71
1- 5lb. bag potatoes, $.99
2- 4lb. bag oranges, $1.99
2- 1lb. bag carrots, $.71
Total= $11.70

1- Colgate Max White Toothpaste, $2.99
-used (1) $1/1 MFC
Total= $2.20, Got $2 ECB

1-Colgate Max WHite Toothpaste, $2.99
-used (1) $1/1 MFC
-used $2 ECB
Total= $.07, Got $2 ECB

2- 24 pk. Dt. Pepsi, $6.00
1- 24 pk. Dt. Mt. Dew, $6.00
$3.60 bottle deposit
-used $4/20 purchase at CVS
-used $2 ECB
Total= $16.44

3- Hunts Snack Pack, $.88
-used (1) $1/3 MFC
20- Kelloggs cereals, $1.58
-used (20) $1/1 MFC
1- Hy-Vee Tostados Chips
-used (1) Free Hy-Vee coupon
1- Corn King Ham, $4.99
-used $4.99 in-ad coupon
2- pkgs. sliced cheese. $.99
Total before coupons= $47.87
Total amount of coupons= $26.50
Total after coupons= $21.37

6- Fiber One Toaster Pastry, $1.79
-used (6) $1.50/1 MFC (from back of box of cereal I purchased at Walgreens)
2- Fiber One Honey Clusters Cereal, $2.39
-used (2) $1/1 MFC
Total= $4.52, used $1.55 gift card balance from earlier in the week and paid $2.97
Got (2) $5 Target gift cards (Buy 4 Fiber one, get $5 G.C.)

2-Hershey's Bliss chocolates $2.99
-used (2) $1/1 MFC
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupon
4- Quaker chewy granola bars, $2.34
-used (2) $1/2 MFC
-used (4) $1/1 Target coupon
1- Strawberry jelly, $1.89
1- Pickles, $2.39
1- wheat bread, $1.39
1- garlic salt, $1.62
1.12 lbs. red delicious apples, $1.33
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
1.13 lbs. Jonagold apples, $2.14 (not what I meant to buy - that's what happens with kiddos along!)
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
1.14 Golden Delicious apples, $1.13
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
3- Gallons Skim Milk, $2.59
Total before coupons= $33.00
Total after coupons= $22.00 Used $10 in Target Gift Cards from 1st transaction and paid $12.00 cash

So, my TOTAL cash out of pocket for the day= $66.75
(Total coupons used= $68.50)
Not bad for 30 boxes of cereal, apples, potatoes, oranges, milk, pop, lunch meat and much more! How did you do this week???

Way to Go Cortney!

Check out how well my friend Cortney was able to do the other night! She got 20 boxes of cereal for just $11.60 and only spent $0.27 at Walgreens! If anyone else gets some great deals like these, just e-mail me your pics and I'll put them up to share!