The James D. and Paula J. Kite Foundation

Better living through the use of coupons!!

Dec 26, 2009

Thoughts...

A few quick thoughts....

First and foremost, Having my family with me this week has been the best gift I could have ever asked for. We had a zero stress, great food and lots of love!! Thank you!!

This week...there will be TONS of coupons expiring...so my advice, go thru your binders and find any coupons you might want to use...then go to your favorite data bases...(such as Hot Coupon World) and find deals!!

CVS has been looking better as of late.


Welcome to my new followers!!! I have been totally lazy! Partly, the deals have been sad for me lately. A new year, a new decade beckons....what will the next hot deal be?

E-mail me with deals...I will post!!

Paula
Punkinonpunkin@aol.com

Dec 25, 2009

More Things to be Thankfull for!!!

Family, Home, Love, Food and Faith. Best Christmas Ever!!!

Nov 25, 2009

Many things to be thankful for.

A quick thought to be sent out to the Universe. May God bless us all. I am so thankful for the love that surrounds me. Thank you to all my family and friends. You all make my life better than I could have ever hoped or prayed for. I am truly thankful.

Nov 7, 2009

Wonderful Fabulous Day!!

The weather could not be better!! Mid 70's and not a cloud in the sky. Perfect weather for getting the deals. We got 5 new strings of lights from HomeDepot!! Love them..they are super bright!!! Went to Chick-fil-A and bought a gift card for $20, got a free calandar with purchase of said gift card....every month there is a freebie Q. I was told that you don't even have to wait for the Q of the month...that if you wanted to...you could use all 12 at one time!! Here is the other deal...if you want to just buy the calandar, I believe it is $6.99...more than worth the price when you consider the savings!!! Did some great shopping at CVS. Nothing really special..just got some deals!! Then, Kroger...oh how I am loving this Mega-Sale!! Did another great shop, getting 61% off in total! Jim found some green peanuts for sale at Kroger...so he brought some home to make boiled peanuts!! Pretty yummy! All in all...it was and is a great day!!!

Nov 5, 2009

I think Santa will approve of this great ECO friendly deal!!

Home >
Christmas Light Trade-In

Bring your old incandescent Christmas light strings to any The Home Depot store for recycling, and receive a $3 OFF coupon for the purchase of Energy Efficient LED lights!! (limit 5 discounts per customer)
Features & Benefits · Uses 80% less energy than traditional incandescent holiday lights· ENERGY STAR® qualified· Can last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent lights· Cool to the touch, reducing the risk of fire· Do not have moving parts, filaments or glass, so they are much more durable shock-resistant than other lights· The amount of electricity consumed by just one 7-watt incandescent bulb could power 140 LEDs- enough to light two 24 foot strings How Lights are Recycled · The light bulb coupler and the socket plug are manually clipped · Three byproducts result and four categories of raw materials· Each byproduct is independently shredded for separation, returning glass, HDPE plastics , and non-ferrous copper as well as ferrous steel· The prepared separated raw materials are then sent to licensed smelters for re-casting or re-molding, all in accordance with local, state and Federal statutes

Oct 24, 2009

Oct 22, 2009

Life is tooo short to not have.....


Halloween Lights!!!

I really like this....

Face to the Sun"by Bob Perks

There had been a series of cold, bitter nights.
When I learned that they were coming,
I spent about half an hour saying goodbye.

I had personally gotten so much more from them than I gave.
The time it took for me to water and feed them was little compared to the joy they gave me.

So, as I always do, I paid homage to what God had provided.

I said goodbye to my flowers.

Some of you may stop reading here thinking me a foolish old man.

The truth is I am.
I am a fool for all things beautiful, living and an even bigger fool for God.

I'll admit there was a time when I felt silly doing this.
I'd look around hoping no one could see me.
But I had a revelation on my 59th birthday that said to live exactly the way I want to and feel no particular obligation to defend it to anyone.

In early spring, long before the last frost I placed
bags over the flowers we planted much too early.
I did it every night untilit was safe.
I struggled with it now, but this frost will turn into winter and eventually death wins out.

I began that evening at the flower box just outside our door and continued up the walkway and around our tiny pond. Stooping down next to the plant I touched each flower and said thanks.

The next morning I was sad to discover many of the flowers had died from the frost.

All of the flowers that were big and tall were now limp and dead. They were the ones that stretched to face the sun each day.

It was then I realized something important.

I would rather die with my face to the sun than live in the shadows of life.

"I wish you enough!"
J
Bob

Oct 7, 2009

2 tips!!

Snuggle 70count dryer sheets @ Family Dollar selling for $3..use $3 Q and get for tax!!

Purina Friskies Natural Sensation Cat Treats @ Dollar General...so you can get them free with the recent FREE q!!

Oct 1, 2009

I'm BAAAAACK......

Ok, so i was never gone...but blogging has just not been in my heart. I havent done any really killer deals...but, I do have 2 tips

my "sources" say that there is a blinkie coming to Food Lion for .50 off pasta (sorry, can't remember brand) that will double when brought to Kroger and make for free pasta!!

they is a rebate on Glade..buy any 3 items and get $5 back. My plan is to go to Target and get candle tins, using $1.50 q's ...pretty much spend less than .60 and get back $5...best news of all...you can do the rebate 3 times!!!

oops, one more tip...using the $1 q for Tide from the last P&G = Free trial size Tide @ Target!!

Sep 6, 2009

Acu Hoop Update

I have been "Hooping" for less than 2 weeks and I have already lost over 1 inch!!! Love this thing!!!

Hong Kong House

We went to Hong Kong House in Knoxville again yesterday. The food was once again incredible. I also want to make note of the service. We were greeted upon entering and seated at once. My very favorite part of the whole meal was when I was speaking with a woman who I am guessing was one of the owners while I was looking at the buffet. She asked if I was enjoying the meal. I told her that eating at HongKong House was more like taking a trip to a foreign country than eating at a restaurant. I also told her that our trip to HongKong House took us about 40 miles!! She looked at me and smiled, then she gave me a hug!! You just don't get that kind of service at a chain restaurant!! I am a patron for as long as they will feed me!!

Sep 1, 2009

Acu Hoop!!

So much fun!! Once again, I have my wonderful daughter to thank for turning me on to something wonderful! I got my Acu Hoop thru Amazon . I LOVE IT!! It gives you a great work out and I can do it in the comfort of my own home!! I will keep you updated with my progress, as the items claims that if you use it as recommended, you will loose 2 inches off your waist monthly until you are fit!!

Aug 20, 2009

Thank you!!

A shout out to my wonderful husband. Thank you for bringing me home some coupons!!!

Aug 19, 2009

Smithfield Bacon Deal!!

Word has it that Smithfield bacon is on a BOGO sale at Kroger. (I am told that it is 2/$4.99) If you go to Smithfield and look at the top of the page where it say "sign up" you can sign in and get their e-newletters...but wait!! after you sign in you are directed to get a $3.00 IP!!! (which you can print 2 times!!!) couple this with the E-Coupon from the Smithfield E-coupon site and the math looks like this:

2 bacon for $4.99
- 2 IP -$6.00
- E-Q -$0.75
_______________
Make $1.76!!!

Yummy!!

Aug 12, 2009

Aug 10, 2009

Yo-Plus dealio!

Here is what I have planned:
Buy Yo-plus use the $.50 (doubled at Kroger) Q that came out 8-9 and load the E-Q from Shortcuts.com for another $1 off then use this form to get another Q for a FREE package of Yo-Plus!!! Such a deal!!

Aug 8, 2009

Hong Kong House

GREAT!!! If you make it to Knoxville, treat yourself to Hong Kong House on Kingston Pike!! A vacation for your mouth!

Aug 4, 2009

Ok....It isn't like I NEED more Swiffer....

But if I can work this into a Target or CVS deal....YOU Bet Cha!! (utoh...am I turning into Sara?)
Swiffer MIR

Oh the places we will go....

So this past weekend was the mother/daughter shop-a-thon!! Jenn and I had a blast!! Here is a very brief synopsis:

Went to Sam's for some olive oil (yea, at my house we really can go thru a gallon!!) got some fruit too!
Went to Walmart, only because they sell WhiteCloud TP and I was able to use my $1 Q's and get 7 4pks for $7. We also found some centrium vitamins for $3 a bottle and when paired with $5/2 q's made for cheapo vits!!
Target: just saying the word makes me happy!! I LOVE the travel/trial sizes!! Got 12 trial size Crest Advance Seal whitestrips for zippo!! That is the equivalent almost 2 full size boxes that would have cost $90.00!!! Oh the shear joy of it!! There were more deals to be had, such as free trial size" Tide, All, Olay Quench, Pantene & St. Ives!!! In the end I spent $10.48 ($9.93 was tax) and got $120.00 in goodies to bring home and share!!
Kroger: let the pillaging continue!! I got $180.00 worth of goodies for $28.10!! Highlights: CoverGirl was part of the P&G $4 of 4 sale. Got tons of great makeup that can be donated to shelters!! Free Listerine pocket pacs, part of the $10/10 sale matched up with Q's!! Free Kiwi shoe laces!! Oh, and yes, the curse of the Glade Plugins is back!!: $1.99-BOGO Q = $1 each, get a $1 OYNO Cat = FREE!!!!!
CVS: School Suppies!! need I say anything more?? I also had to break down and get 2 more Olay products so that I could send in my Olay $20 MIR form!!

And as if all of this was not more fun than 2 girls can stand, Jim spoiled us rotten!! Gourmet 5 cheese Mac-n-Cheese, homemade mango sorbet, Ribeye Steaks, Homemade Cinnabons!!! It was a good thing we ran around as much as we did!!!

Jul 28, 2009

My Top 10 Couponing List

Why do I coupon?

10. Keeps me busy
9. Keeps "paper" out of the landfills
8. My ONLY excuse for ever going into a K-Mart
7. Keeps me from going to Wal-Mart
6. Helping out others
5. Get to try SheeSheePooPoo brands!!
4. Saves $$
3. The look on people's faces when I share my "treasures" with them.
2. Coming into work on Monday and saying "Look how much I saved this weekend!!"
and the number 1 reason: It makes Jim proud!!

Jul 27, 2009

New Site alerts

Looks like some good deals to be had!! I especially like the Target Deals!!
Couponing to Disney

Kroger Dealios w/o 7-26

Thanks to SouthernSavers for this:
Buy 4 Procter & Gamble participating items get $4 off the rest of your purchase (must have other items in your transaction than just the 4 P&G items) price shown is after $1 per item promotion discount

Puffs Facial Tissue .69¢ ea -.25/3 Puffs Single Packs PG e coupon (makes it .52¢ ea)

CoverGirl entire line 25% off
Powder Puffs $1.02
Eyeliner $1.17
Nail Polish $1.77
Many other products $1.99-$2.99
$1 off any CoverGirl PG 7/05, 6/07
$2/2 CoverGirl Products Parade Mag. 6/28 (makes some items almost FREE)

Old Spice Deodorant $1.33
$1 off Old Spice Deodorant PG 6/07 -$1/2
Old Spice Deodorants PG e coupon (buy 2, use 2 paper coupons and e coupon makes both FREE)

Olay Soap 6pk or Body Wash or Lotion $4.49
$1 off Olay Soap Pack PG 7/05, 6/07
$2 off Olay Body Wash PG 7/05 -$1 off Olay Body Lotion PG 7/05 -.50/1
Olay Bar Pack, Body Wash, or Lotion PG e coupon
(buy Body wash use $2 off and e coupon makes it $1.99)

Aussie Hair Care $1.99 ea
$2/2 Aussie Products RP 7/26
$2 off any Aussie Product PG e coupon
(buy 2, use paper coupon and e coupon makes both FREE)

Herbal Essences Hair Care $1.99 ea
$1 off Herbal Essences Hair Care PG 7/05 Free Styler wyb any Shampoo or Conditioner RP 7/26
$1 off Herbal Essences PG e coupon (buy styler and other item use both paper coupons and e coupon makes both FREE)

Not part of the P&G deal, but still FREE:
Listerine Pocket Packs, 24ct
$1 off Listerine Pocket Packs SS 6/14, 4/26, 3/15
.50/1 off Listerine Pocket Packs SS 6/14, 4/26
$3/3 Listerine products SS 3/15 -$5/3 Listerine Products SS 3/15
(all coupons make it FREE or with overage)

Jul 24, 2009

GREAT NEW SITE!!!

Wholly Molly!! Check out this site!! Great database of printables!! Check out the "10days" tab if you are new to Couponing (yes, the verb)

The Krazy Coupon Lady

Target Dealios!!

Thanks go to my friends at "Attention Target Shoppers"

I love freebies!!


Tide Detergent 1 Load $.97Use the $1/1 from 7/5 (exp. 7/31)Final Price: FREE
Banana Boat Trial Size $.97 Use the $1/1 from 5/3 (exp 8/31) Final Price: FREE
ALL Detergent (2 loads) $.99Use the $1/1 from 6/28 (exp. 8/23)Final Price: FREE
Kotex 16 ct $.99Use the $1/1 from 6/14 (exp 8/8)Final Price: FREE
Olay Quench $.99Use the $1/1 from 7/5 (exp 7/31)Final Price: FREE

Jul 23, 2009

Welcome!!

Welcome to my blog!!

If I can find out if and when Kroger might bring back WackyMac..here is a deal that would be sweet!!

WackyMac usually sells for about $1.00 a pkg and there are $.50 Q's out there, but wait there is more...there are also BOGO Q's out there...so, with one of each Qs there could be 2 bags free coming home!! There was also a Upromise E-Q out there...I can't find it now, perhaps because I have it loaded? but, you could even make some $$ in this deal!!

Jul 21, 2009

Chiquita Bites

The pineapple bites are yummy!! There is a printable out there for a free single pkg (check out HCW coupon data base)...then there are specially marked pkgs with BOGO peelies on them...then, get aload of this...I just found on Upromise.com that there is a buy a single pkg and get $1.00 added to your Upromise account!! Can we all say "deal"???

Jul 16, 2009

My new pet fish!!

Scroll to the bottom of my blog...and help me feed my fish!! Click your mouse and see what happens!!

Jul 15, 2009

I love free stuff!!!

Buitoni is offering a free eco-friendly Rubberwood Buitoni pasta server (looks kinda like this) with any proof of purchase. This is advertised in the most recent issue of Real Simple Magazine - pg 170 - the magazine is not required for the deal.
$1 off Buitoni SS 6/21 or printable *new*
Take the UPC symbol,your receipt (circle the product and the date of purchase) and a note with your name and address — and mail them to:
Real Simple Magazine Buitoni GWP,
P.O. Box 4783,
New York, NY 10185-4783
Must be postmarked by October 19th and received by Oct 26th, please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping. One per household.

Jul 14, 2009

Thankful for all I have learned....

I just never know when my couponing skills will come in handy. As I have mentioned, our sweet dog, Fristy, has diabetes (we just learned this on Saturday). She is going to have to eat Hill's Science Diet from now on. My coupon buddy Paula told me that there is a printable for $8 off a bag. Today I just checked HCW's coupon database, and low and behold, there is a printable MIR for $25 off a bag and vet services!!! Thank you Paula and HCW for making a hard week a bit easier!!!

Jul 12, 2009

Some Random Thoughts....

Busy weekend....

First and most importantly...our sweet doggy, Fristy, has diabetes. We have caught it early, and she is going to be fine!!

I have done more shopping than usual this weekend. 2 trips to CVS netted me 4 Glucose Monitors, 4 Febreeze Noticebles, a bottle of Gain, a photo book (full of pics of my flower garden) a Gillette Razor and lots of school supplies for my daughter's class this next year!!

At Target..got 4 boxes of Kashi soft-baked cereal bars, 7 trial size Tide and 5 trial size ALL!!

I would like to give another shout-out to "MY" CVS!!! get aload of this..."my" sales person, Alisha walked me thru the store and helped me find my deals...when we discovered that some things were sold out...it was she that offered to get me rainchecks...and she gave me rainchecks for not only me...but for my daughter too!! (my daughter couldn't go shopping today, as she is flying back from a trip to see her Grandpa!!

Jul 7, 2009

This week @ CVS

Buy 3 Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereals @ 3/$10
Get $5 in ECBsUse 3 $2/1 printable coupons
Pay $4 out of pocketGet back $5 ECBs$1 Money-maker after coupons and ECBs(Limit 1)

Buy $10 worth of select Febreeze products, Get $5 in ECBs (Limit 5)
Possible scenario:Buy 2 Febreeze Noticeables @ $6.50 each ($13.00)
Use 2 $4/1 coupons from the 7/5 P&G
Pay $5 out of pocketGet back $5 ECBsFREE after ECBs

---OR-----

(2) Febreze Noticeables Kits - $13.00
(1) Febreze Air Effects - $3.00
(1) Febreze Fabric Refresher - $5.00
Total - $21.00

Use:
(2) $4.00 off Febreze Noticables PG 7/5 (-$8.00)
(1) Buy 1 Fabric Refresher, Get 1 Air Effects FREE PG 7/5 (-$3.00)
Total after coupons = $10.00
Get $10.00 back in ECBs = FREE


Schick Quattro Titanium Razor - B1G1 Free
Use TWO $4/1 coupons from the 6/14 SS
Close to free after coupons

Buy 2 Dawn 10.3 oz. @ $1.00 each,
Get $1 ECBUse 2 25¢/1 coupons from the 6/7 or 7/5
P&GPay $1.50 out of pocket
Get back $1 ECB25¢ each after coupons and ECB(Limit 1)

Jul 1, 2009

True Lime!!!

I just have to turn you all on to True Lime . I love this stuff and use it all the time. I use it in water with some sweetener...viola!! Limeaid!!! They also make True Lemon, True Orange. I love all the flavors. It makes for a healthy drink!! Check out there site. Here in east TN you can find True Lime in the sugar aisle of Kroger!!!

Jun 27, 2009

Some Deals and Tips!!

How do you like this one...... I had a coupon for $.50 off 10 packs of Koolaid...and I also had a buy 10 packs of Koolaid and get $2.00 in sugar...Kroger had Koolaid on sale for 10/$1...so I got 10 pks of Koolaid and 2lbs of sugar for FREE!!! I also had a $.55 /10Q that Kroger had sent me for Koolaid and since I had another of the $2.00 off sugar...I did the deal twice!!!

Budweiser had a rebate for $15 off seafood or steak when you buy a 12 pcks of Bud. So we bought beer for $9.99 and got 2 pks of jumbo shrimp ($7.99 each) and will get back $15.00!!

I also want to make mention of E-coupons. P&G, Shortcuts and CellFire all work with Kroger!! ShortCuts gave me $2.50 off when I bought Pedigree Dental Treats for our dog...I also had a $1.50 Q for this same item...the item was on sale for $3.49....Yes, you did do the math right...they paid me $.51 to bring it home!!

2 more thoughts. 1, MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR CASHIERS!!!! I can't stress that enough!!! It will make your couponing experiance more fun..and it gives the cashiers a higher level of comfort when they know you are not trying to scam them!! 2, Read your coupons carefully! If the coupon states "good on any package of Widget" that means ANY...even a sample size!! I had some $1 Q's for Tide. For me...Tide is just to pricey...but, I am willing to get FREE one load size.

Jun 26, 2009

Random thoughts...

Today has just been sad for me. You see...I grew up listening to Michael Jackson. In many ways his songs had become a sound track for my life. I remember feeling lonely as a kid, when the song "Ben" would play on the radio...I felt like someone else understood. I turned 21 in 1983. Yes, I went to discos!! You bet we all listened and danced to Thriller!! Am I a huge fan? No, not really...but so much of my life is tied to his music. I pray that Mr. Jackson has found the peace that eluded him in this life.

On a somewhat happier train of thought. I sent a quick email to a couple of ladies in a near by city that have started a weekly column in our news paper. Of course it is a column on couponing!! Well, I was hopeful that they could spread the word further than I that there is a real need at that animal shelter in TX...they wrote me back today...and they have put the word out on their Twitter page!!! Good Work CheapBlondes!!!

Jun 24, 2009

IMPORTANT!!!

http://www.yourcouponbuddy.com/

If you have any spare MightyDog Q's or any free kitty food Q's....can you help? It could mean the difference between life and death. Thanks!!

CVS This week 6-21

The big news out there is that SoyJoy bars are buy 4/$4 and get a $4 ecb...and you can do this 5 times!!! If you go to HotCouponWorld and check the coupon database...there is a printable out there for buy 5 get $1 off...so...print 4 (yes you would need 2 computers or a friend for this, as it will only let you print 2) and then , viola!!! you have made $4!!! (in ECB's that you can use to buy more fun CVS stuff!!)

Also good is the Thermacare Heat Wraps. It is on buy 1 for $2.49 get a $2.49 ECB!! In the RP insert on 4/19 there is a $1 off Q...you can do this deal 2 times....You make $2.00!!


I also heard that True North nut snacks have a Try Me Free packaging!! Haven't seen it for myself, but I have a $1 Q for it...making it a money maker if I can find it!!


*****ADVANCE NOTICE*****

CVS - 6''x8'' Hardcover Photo Book FREE 7/12 - 7/18 - Limit 5
6''x8'' Hardcover Photo Book $7.99 get $7.99 ECB - LIMIT 5
Photo DVD's are also to be free this week. No details on price but limit is suppose to be 5 as well.

also
CVS week of 7/5-7/11 FREE febreze or MoneyMaker
$5 ECB WYB $10 Febreze Products LIMIT 5
Febreze Candle $6.50
Febreze Noticeables $6.50
Febreze Air Effects $3
Febreze Fabric Refreshener $5

These coupons are coming out in the 7/5 PG:
Free Febreze Air Effects when you buy any Febreze Fabric Refresher (7/31/09)
Febreze Noticeables Starter Kit Save $4.00 (7/31/09)

Here is a possible deal:

Febreze Noticeables $6.50
Febreze Noticeables $6.50
Febreze Air Effects $3
Febreze Fabric Refreshener $5-$4
Noticeables MQ-$4
Noticeables MQ-$3
Free Air Effects wyb Fabric Refresher MQ-$1
Fabric Refresher MQ-$5
ECB-$5 ECB= $1 MM

Jun 21, 2009

A favor.....

If my little blog has been of help to you....won't you please take a moment and become a follower of my blog!!! It sure would be great to see who is out there!! Thanks.

Jun 20, 2009

My new CVS philosophy.....

Honesty time here.....CVS has been stressing me out!!! It takes so much time to figure out stratagies. I do have my own CVS deal calculator...but it is a pain in the behind when you can't find all the things you are looking for for "mega-deals" So, what has been working better for me latey is to do some smaller deals! This weekend here is what I got:

2 of the 3in1 Purex (6.99 x 2 = $13.98
2 Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotions (3.39 x 2 = $6.78)
2 Aveeno Positively Ageless Lotions (7.00 x 2 = $14.00)
1 Revlon Lipgloss (7.99 - 50% off - $3 crt)
a bag of cashews for Jim!!! (he really loves them!!)
$1 donation to ALS

used:
2 x $2 Q's for Purex
2 x $2 Q's for Aveeno
1 x $5 Q for Aveeno
ECBs:
$10
$5
$4
and a 5/30

Total spent (drumroll please) $2.13!!!!

Got back the following ecb's:
$10
$4
and will do the MIR for the Purex and get back $6.99!!!!

Jun 17, 2009

Looking forward to VACATION!!!

I a couple of weeks my Jennifer and Wes will be here....we are going Mining in NC!! All girls need a little "bling" and it is all the better when you find your own!!! Then more family coming for a visit in early July...how fun!!!

Jun 11, 2009

New (to me) Target Blog

http://attentiontargetshoppers.blogspot.com/


Here is another fun site I found today!!

Lately, Target has just seemed "easier" that CVS. It can get rather taxing on the mind to figure out the whole "CVS thing" some times. Target is just simple. Find deal, Find Q's, Get deal!! Simple!!!

Free 8x10 at CVS

free 8x10 photo.

code FREE8x10

upload your picture you want to their site online, order online for in store pick up. during checkout you enter the code and its FREE until fathers day!!

thanks to the other Paula for this great tip!!!

Jun 8, 2009

It never hurts to ask....

6 months ago Jim opened a bag of Three River's CornMeal Mix...and ewwwww there were what look looked like clumps of dirt in the bag. I called customer service and they kindly sent me 2 FREE coupons for replacement bags. Well...low and behold we didn't use them fast enough..and Three Rivers got sold to Pillsbury.....I decided that I really wanted my replacement, so I sent them my now useless Q and they replaced it!!! It never hurts to ask!!!

Jun 6, 2009

What a wonderful day!!!

Sometimes I believe that God just likes to smile upon us!! Today has been my day. I am coming to you live from my new laptop with HIGHSPEED wireless connection!!! woooohoooo!!!

Jim and I went to a pottery festival today in Townsend. Way fun and got a wonderful t-shirt. Got new ink for printing lots-o-coupons!! Was greeted in CVS like a rockstar!! I love LOVE shopping at the Alcoa TN CVS!!! Got 4 cans of Campbell Soup for FREE using IP coupons with deals. Used a CRT for $5 off any 24/7 skincare, got some more of the great scrub for only $4.99, also got 2 boxes of Post Trail Mix Crunch using a raincheck (from 2 weeks ago) and 2 $2.00 IP Q's ....my total after using a $4.00 ecb was less than $3.00!!!

Found some of the True Orange at Kroger for clearance price of $1.49!! After using some peelies that were on the boxes...they were $.49 OOP!!

Got to spend my day laughing with my dear husband and calling my beloved daughter...life doesn't get much better!!!

Jun 5, 2009

Free Buddies Bars!!

FREE Johnson’s Buddies Soaps Are Back
by Tara Kuczykowski on June 4, 2009
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I’ve professed my love of Johnson’s Buddies Soaps in the past. They smell great, are easy for the kiddos to hang onto, and last a long time – all attributes that make them tops in my book.
So I was super excited when Kaley from Cha-Ching On A Shoetring emailed to tell me there’s a new coupon out that will score FREE Johnson’s Buddies Soaps!
Buddies Soaps are priced at just $0.99 at most stores, including Walmart and Target, so “buy” 3 for FREE with this $3/3 coupon:
$3/3 Any Johnson’s Products (IE) or (Firefox)
Make sure to hit the back button on your browser to print two!

Thanks to DealSeekingMom!!!

Jun 4, 2009

Request:

Could you all do me a quick favor??? I heard on the radio this morning a short story about Sgt. Daniel Thornhill who was injured in Afghanistan a while back. He was injured in a random bombing and has lost both his legs and is now in therapy at Fort Sam Henry Fisher House in Houston Texas. He is paralyzed form the waist down and even with the use of prosthetics the doctors are not optimistic about him ever being able to walk again. His parents have traveled to Texas to be with him and have asked for support, but not in the way you would expect. His birthday is coming up and his parents have asked for as many birthday cards for their son as can be sent. No money or financial assistance, just birthday cards!!!! We are making ours tonight and will be sending it out in the morning. I am hoping you all could do the same and then forward this email on to your friends and family who would also send a card. Thanks and I am sure each and every card will be greatly appreciated.

The mailing address is:

Sgt. Daniel Thornhill
Fort Sam Henry Fisher House
3623 George C. Beach Rd.
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Hi All

I know I have been rather quiet. First, there just don't seem to be that many deals right now...second, haven't been able to access email.

Hopefully, I will be able to find some deals and pass your way!!

May 28, 2009

Free Kool-Aid @ Kroger

Kroger: FREE Kool-Aid and Country Time Drink Mixes Money Maker

It just wouldn’t feel like summer without a pitcher of Kool-Aid in the refrigerator. I always halve the sugar in it, and the kids don’t even notice the difference.
So what could be better than FREE Kool-Aid?
Kool-Aid Drink Mix Packets, $0.10$0.50/10 Kool-Aid printableFREE after coupon!*
I bet you can get a similar deal at any store that doubles coupons
Thanks, Frugal In Virginia!
Also, print the $1.50/2 Country Time Drink Mixes printable at the same time to take advantage of a moneymaker with Catalina promotion starting 5/29. This coupon may not be available after 5/31, so be sure to print now if you think you want to take advantage of this promotion!
Country Time Drink Mixes, $1$1.50/2 Country Time Drink Mixes printableBetter than FREE wyb 2 after coupon and Catalina!
Catalina promotion: Buy 2 Country Time drink mixes between 5/29 and 6/11, and you will get a $1 Catalina good on you next order.

May 22, 2009

CVS W/O 5-24 Dealios!

http://www.survivingthestores.com/


Thanks to Surviving the Stores for these great deals!!

Ideal Sugar Substitute

This looks like it is worth a try...especially if you can use a BOGO Q!!!

May 21, 2009

The CVS Holy Grail???

For the Love of CVS....look what I have found for you all today!!!!!


SlickDeals!!

there are links there to $$/$$ coupons!!! My oh my what a PIE!!!!

May 15, 2009

If you subscribe to All You read on.....

I received numerous comments and complaints last month about how ALL YOU magazine has been offering additional coupon inserts in the newstand issues leaving out faithful subscribers. Many of you wrote to ALL YOU customer service, and I’m happy to share that your efforts were not in vain!
ALL YOU took notice and has issued a response:
We are currently reviewing our policies about accepting coupon advertising, with a goal of more closely aligning the coupon value in our newsstand and subscriber editions. Because we work several months in advance, however, the newsstand edition of the June issue includes an extra booklet with $12.50 worth of coupons. The two editions are otherwise the same in terms of coupon value.
ALL YOU is offering subscribers the chance to receive the extra insert at no cost when you email subsvcs@allyou.customersvc.com.
Include the following info in your email:
1) Your account number, found on the mailing label just above your name and address. It is nine digits and is usually located between two asterisks, for example *123456789*
2) Your name and address as it appears on the mailing label
3) Your e-mail address
4) A specific mention that you are looking for the “Coupon book from the June issue of ALL YOU”

Thank you Deal Seeking Mom for this info

Free Pizza

Starting at 12:00 a.m. EST on May 18th, the first 100,000 people to register will receive a coupon for a FREE DiGiorno Flatbread Melts single-serve pizza.
Limit one coupon per household, address, or email address.

Update on Home Depot Do-it-herself clinic

Home Depot
Thanks to my friends at HCW, here's a great tip for all you gardeners!!HOT - Home Depot's doing another FREE Do-It-Herself clinic - this time, focused on Gardening! What could be better? The focus is on container and veggie gardening! If you're not even growing container foods for your family this year, you need to get in there and do it - it's a great way to reduce food costs. LINK TO OFFERThis is a great way to get some advice and to get your soil tested!!!

Jim and I went last night and had a blast!! I learned that I need to thatch my grass and we got great advice about organic gardening and organice pest removal!! Great Job Gayle!!!

Wooohooo!!

Last night I smoked Target!!

5 bliss bars
3 kraft bbq sauce
3 kraft salad dressing
10 vitamin waters
2 triscuits2 wheat thins
5 quaker granola bars
6 boxes of swiffer sweeper refill
came to about $75.00
after Q's = 30.59
paid with Gift Cards = $5.00 + $5.00 + $12.29
Balance = $8.30
Got Back $15.00 in Gift CardsSending for $10.00 MIR for Swiffer!!!

A shout out to the Target in Alcoa. After reading how horrible Target is with coupons, I was a bit intrepid...but Jeannette (my cashier) was GREAT!!! Love a great shopping experience!!

May 14, 2009

Southern Savers

Wow...this looks like another great site!!!

Southern Savers

I have also saved this site to my list of favorites!!!

Don't forget Free Chocolate Fridays!!

Free Chocolate?
Free Chocolate Friday from Mars incThere are coupons in today's USA today for a free Mars Candy bar AND every Friday from now thru September they will give 250,000 free chocolate bar coupons away each Friday.Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act
Posted by Moma, aka Paula Higgins at 7:09 AM 0 comments

Do a good thing...

At Kroger get:

Pedigree Dentastix Dog Treats - $4.29
Use <$2.50> 04/19 RP
= $1.79 &
Use <$2.50> Shortcuts e-coupon
= +$0.71
(Don’t need this?? Get it anyway and donate it to your local shelter)

CVS week of 05-24

Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal Moneymaker at CVS
by Stephanie on May 1, 2009
Post Trail Mix Crunch is on sale for $2.50 at CVS . There is a $2 off 1 Printable Coupon (Thanks Lucy!) that you can print twice, PLUS there is a new $1.50 off 2 Trail Mix Crunch e-Coupon at Upromise. Use all three coupons to get 2 boxes free + a 50¢ profit!
Here’s how:
Buy (2) Post Trail Mix $2.50 ea. = $5Use (2) $2/1 Printable CouponsPay $1Earn $1.50 for College with Upromise!
If your store is out, remember to get a raincheck! The cereal is advertised on the back page of the ad. Print your $2 coupon now, and the Upromise coupon is good all month!
If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my FREE updates!

Thanks to Surviving CVS
Note: I was able to print 3 coupons!!

May 13, 2009

Did you know.....

Interesting Egg Fact
Did you know that a traditional chef's hat is called a toque? (Toque is pronounced like tow with a hard k sound at the end.) The toque dates back to the 16th Century when hats were common in many trades. Different heights of different toques indicated rank within a kitchen. The symbolism of the 100 folds of the toque are said to represent the 100 different ways a chef knows how to cook an egg. Ok, so the Eggland's Best website doesn't have quite 100 ways to cook an egg yet, but you can find out how to Cook A Perfect Egg. Click here to find out how.

May 12, 2009

Target Deals 5/10 - 5/16

Target Deals - 5/10 - 5/16
Posted: 11 May 2009 06:08 PM PDT
Wow! This should be a great week at Target with all of the Kraft coupons we were able to print out today! Here are the best deals for this week:
Gift Card Deals:Buy 2 Swiffer products, Get a $5 Target Gift Card!
Buy 2 Swiffer Refills @ $4.04 eachPay $8.08 out of pocketGet back a $5
Gift CardUse the gift card to do the same transaction again
Pay $3.08 out of pocketGet back a $5 Gift CardUse the gift card to do the same transaction AGAIN
Pay $3.08 out of pocketGet back a $5 Gift Card
You will have paid $14.24 out of pocket, and you will have a $5 Gift
Card leftover THEN, submit for the $10 Mail In Rebate HERE when you buy six Swiffer products HERE. (Items must be purchased by 5/15/09)76¢ Money-maker after gift cards and Mail In rebate!


Deals using the Kraft coupons:
NOTE: All of the printable coupons for these deals are from the Kraft coupon post from earlier today.
If you have already printed these, you will just need to print out the Target coupons.
Buy 2 Easy Mac and Cheese Single Serve Cups - 77¢ eachUse B1G1 coupon HERE or from the 5/3 Parade MagazineAND use $1/1 printable couponFREE plus possible overage after coupons

Kraft BBQ Sauce - 99¢ (store prices may vary)Use $1/1 printable couponFREE after coupon!

Kraft Salad Dressing - $1.59 eachUse $1/2 Target printable couponUse TWO $1.50/1 coupons from the 5/10 insertor use TWO $1/1 printable couponsFREE - 9¢ each after coupons!

Buy 1 Crystal Light Drink Mix AND 1 Crystal Light Skin Essentials @ $2.99 eachUse $1/1 printable couponAND Use Buy 1 Crystal Light, Get Crystal Light Essentials FREE printable couponAND Use TWO $1/1 Target printable couponGet both for FREE after coupons!

Triscuit Crackers - $2.04 (the small boxes)Use $1/1 Target printable couponUse $1/1 printable coupons4¢ each after coupons!

Wheat Thin Crackers - $2.04Use $1/1 Target printable couponUse $1/1 printable coupons4¢ each after coupons!

Kraft Mayo - $1.99 each (buy two)Use $1/2 Target printable couponUse TWO $1/1 printable coupons49¢ each after coupons

Ritz Crackers - $2.50 eachUse $1/1 Target printable couponUse $1/1 printable coupons50¢ each after coupons

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs - 2/$3.00Use $1/2 Target printable couponUse $1/2 printable coupons50¢ each after coupons!

Kraft CheeseUse $1/2 Target printable couponUse $1/2 printable couponsPrice varies after coupons

Thank you to my friends at Surviving the Stores!!

May 11, 2009

A wonderful weekend!!

Jim and I had a wonderful weekend!! Here is a brief re-cap:

Got some great deals @ CVS including 3 boxes of Mini-Wheats for $-.33!! (yup...the paid me for taking them home!! Math: 3/$10 - $3.33(bogo) - $1.00 x 2 Q's = $4.67 get $5.00ECB!!
also got some free toothpaste!!

@ Target got 9 Bliss Chocolate bars for zippo!! Got 4 bags of Dark Chocolate Chex Mix for .49 a bag and got 2 Glade Soy candles for $-1.21!! Yup...paying me to buy more stuff!! (math: 5.79 x 2 = $11.59 - Free Coupon from Glade - 5.79 , - $1 coupon from Target - $1.00 man Q = $3.79 plus they gave me a $5.00 Gift card!!

Had some fun at Kroger too!! The most fun of all though was as I was walking out of the store something caught my eye...next to the circular display, someone had left a "buy $60.00 get $6.00 off...so, I trotted right back in...and they gave me the $6.00 plus tax ($7.11) You have just got to love it!!!

Jim spoiled me rotten too!! We made some delish homemade Strawberry Jam!! I got a beautiful BirdBath!!

My sweet daughter gave me the best mother's day gift that a mom could ever get...she gave me the gift of a daughter I can be proud of!!

May 7, 2009

Target Freebies!!

Target FREEBIES
Posted: 07 May 2009 07:17 AM PDT
I was so happy to get out of the house and head to Target for some great freebies! You can print the coupons you need here for these transactions. The Chex and Bliss were both 99¢ each and the apples were 99¢/ lb and about two apples makes a pound.8 Chex mix 99¢ each used $1 coupon (adjusted down)8 Bliss candy bars 99¢ each used $1 coupon (adjusted down)8 lbs apples 99¢/lb used $1 couponsOOP ZERO!!!!

Thanks to Jane4girls

Free Chocolate?

Free Chocolate Friday from Mars inc
There are coupons in today's USA today for a free Mars Candy bar AND every Friday from now thru September they will give 250,000 free chocolate bar coupons away each Friday.Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act

Kindness to our furry friends....

I went to walmart last night and i found hartz cat treat trial sized for .98 and there were hartz coupons for these not excluding trial sized for 1.00 off...also they had in the coupons 1.00 off any hartz product so i scanned to look for dollar items and they had flea and tick spray for cats .98 so that would be free also! so i was thinking if you have multiples of these hartz coupons dont let them go to waste even if you cant use them..donate the stuff im sure there are other hartz products for around a dollar at different stores so keep your eye out...im sure shelters will take anything a toy,treats,flea stuff whatever..just a thought i personally bought at least 15 of the treats and four of the sprays..ill keep a couple of the treats for my cat and my moms but the rest im donating and im stopping at another walmart to see what they have to use up the rest of the couponsthanks for reading hopefully you will find some great ways to use these before they expire either for your pets or someone else i hate to see them go to waste!

Thank you to Jillynoodle (don't you just love that name??) @ HCW

Update: Some of the Q's used for this deal have expired, however having said that there are always pet Q's out there that we can use for this worthy cause!!

May 6, 2009

The 9 things you should always buy with coupons...

Thanks to RedPlum for this story

Read on to find out which items it makes the most sense to stockpile, and how much you can expect to save.
1) Paper products: (paper towels, toilet tissue, facial tissue) “You generally save 25-50 percent with coupons, but you can save more from time-to-time”, says Turner.
2) Over-the-Counter Medications: Pharmacies often run rebate programs, which can save you up to 100 percent of the purchase price, says Turner.
3) First Aid Items: Expect to save 25-75 percent off the full price of first aid products with a coupon.
4) Razors: The key to getting huge discount on items like razors is to combine coupons with drugstore loyalty programs, advises Tara Kuczykowsk, who runs a blog called Deal Seeking Mom. “For example, last week you could have purchased Gillette Fusion Gamer Razors at CVS for $7.99. There was a coupon in Sunday’s paper for $4 off one of these razors, and when you purchased it using your CVS ExtraCare card you earned $4 in ExtraCare Bucks that you could use on any item in the store”, she says. (Keep an eye out for great printable coupons for health and beauty products here on RedPlum.)
5) Toothbrushes and Toothpaste: According to Kuczykowski it’s often possible to find deals of 50-100 percent off these items.
6) Salad Dressing: Look to save 50-75 percent off with coupons – “especially if you have a store that doubles coupons”, advises Melissa Garcia, publisher of Consumer Queen.
7) Cereal: You can save 50-75 percent off cereal with sales and coupons. Garcia recommends looking for coupons in the paper and online, along with coupons on the actual box that can be used for other items. (And don't forget your mailbox and e-mail inbox for additional RedPlum deals.)
8) Frozen Veggies: Expect to save 50-100 percent. According to Garcia, frozen veggies can often be found for much less than their canned brethren because they run sales and coupons regularly.
9) Pet Food: Turner says it’s common to save 25-50 percent with pet food coupons, although sometimes you’ll find “Try Me Free” coupons on pet food, which is when she suggests stashing even more.

The only thing better than cheese.....

Is FREE cheese!!!

Here's the deal!!

"Alouette® Baby Brie Wedge" Rebate Offer
Official Mail-In Redemption Form(Not Payable at the Retail Store)
Here's how to receive your cash back rebate (up to $6.49 before taxes):
1) PURCHASE ANY ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING ALOUETTE® PRODUCTS: Alouette® Baby Brie Wedge 7oz, Alouette® Smoked Baby Brie Wedge 7oz. Click here for full list of participating products
2) COLLECT the original itemized store-identified cash register receipt(s) dated between 04/01/2009 and 12/31/2009 on which you have circled the item description and the purchase price, and the proof-of-purchase symbol (UPC Symbol). The UPC should be carefully removed from each product, once the product package is empty.
3) PRINT AND COMPLETE this mail-in form, including your name and complete mailing address (city, state, zip code), daytime phone number and email address (if you have one).
4) MAIL ALL OF THE ABOVE postmarked by 01/15/2010 to: Alouette Baby Brie Wedge Rebate Offer, PO Box 23320, Rochester, NY 14692-3320.
5) TERMS & CONDITIONS. Products must be purchased between 04/01/2009 and 12/31/2009. Offer requests must be postmarked by 01/15/2010 and received by 01/22/2010. Allow 6-8 weeks for verification and delivery of rebate by mail. Only original rebate certificates, cash register receipt(s) and proofs-of-purchase from the eligible package sizes and brands will be accepted; no photocopies allowed and no other package sizes or brands will be accepted. All cash register receipts and proofs-of-purchase are subject to verification, and will not be returned. Limit; one rebate per person, per address, and per envelope is allowed. Fraud detection devices may be used to determine eligibility, and Sponsor may prosecute offenders, at their discretion. No responsibility is assumed by Sponsor for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or postage-due requests. Ineligible, incomplete or illegible requests will not be returned. No groups, clubs or organizations may participate in this offer or reproduce or distribute this form or any portion thereof to its' members. Retain a copy of this certificate and your sales receipt(s) for your records. Employees of BC-USA, Inc., its parent company, subsidiaries, divisions and affiliates, suppliers, distributors and agencies are not eligible for this offer. Offer valid only in USA and for legal residents, age 18 and older. This certificate has no cash value. Void where prohibited by law

Try Me Free Participating Products
Alouette® Baby Brie Wedge 7oz
Alouette® Smoked Baby Brie Wedge 7oz
Alouette® Baby Brie Original 13.2 oz.
Alouette® Baby Brie With Herbs 13.2 oz.
Alouette® Baby Brie Original 8 oz
Alouette® Creme De Brie Fine Herbs 5 oz.
Alouette® Creme De Brie Regular 5 oz.
Alouette® Creme De Cheddar Original 5 oz.
Alouette® Creme De Havarti Garlic & Herbs 5 oz.
Alouette® Creme De Parmesan Original 5 oz.
Alouette® Creme De Swiss Original 5 oz.
Alouette® Reserve Baby Brie 8 oz.

May 5, 2009

Customer Service

A quick shout out to the ladies and gents at the CVS on Halls Road in Alcoa!! How nice is it to walk into a place of business and be greated by name??? Alisha (hope I spelled that right) is so much fun!! She gets such a kick out of my deals. As a "couponer", sometimes I get the feeling that the stores think I am trying to take them for a ride. Not "my" CVS!! They really provide "5 Star Customer Service"

May 4, 2009

New Sites

Found some more great sites!!!
BeCentsAble has some great tips!!
Couponing101 is really easy to use and find deals
Frugal Coupon Living also is a great place to find deals!!

enjoy!!

Apr 30, 2009

CVS GDA w/o 4-26

The deals I hope to do:

I just KNEW there would be a way to capitalize on the 3M deal at CVS this week!Here's how to make this deal a $5 Money-maker with NO out of pocket cost:Buy SIX 3M Command Metal Hooks - $2.50 each (total $15)Use SIX $2.50/1 printable coupons (Yes, it's a pdf, but it's directly from 3M's site and they put out pdf coupons often)Pay $0 out of pocketGet back $5 in ECBs!$5 Money-maker after coupons and ECBs!WOOHOO! If you have several CVSs close to you, you can buy a couple at each store if one of the stores doesn't have all 6. The total will build with each purchase and then once you hit $15 your ECBs will print out.

Buy $30 worth of Roc products, Get $10 in ECBs (you will also get $4 off any Roc product automatically)Use $3/1 printable coupon when you sign up for their newsletter
Possible scenario:Buy 8 Roc Cleanser @ $3.99 each (regularly $7.99 each)Use 8 $3/1 couponsPay $7.92 out of pocket (or with ECBs from previous weeksGet back $10 in ECBs$2.08 money-maker after coupons and ECBs!

Thanks to my friends at Surviving the Stores!!

Apr 27, 2009

The little yellow bird

Have you ever had one of those experiences that you just have to stop and think about? I had one yesterday. I was out in my front yard planting the new flowers Jim and I had bought earlier in the day. I was crouched in front of a pretty large pot when I noticed a very small goldfinch fly by me and land about 3 feet from where I was crouched. I stopped what I was doing to just admire this tiny bird. The bird was hopping down off of a rock to take small drinks from the puddles formed from my watering of plants. The tiny bird kept watching me as he drank. He flew off…but not sooner did he fly back, but this time he landed right on the hose that lay only inches from where I was. This time he walked even closer to me and came to a stop right under me. I sat there in utter amazement. He looking at me and I at it. On some special level he must have known I would not harm him. It was very special…I am honored that Nature bestowed this experience on me!!

Apr 24, 2009

A nice thought for Friday!

Thanks to our friends at Daily OM


April 23, 2009Spreading Love EffortlesslyKindness
In the quest to create a gentler, more loving world, kindness is the easiest tool we can use. Though it is easy to overlook opportunities to be kind, our lives are replete with situations in which we can be helpful, considerate, thoughtful, and friendly to loved ones and associates, as well as strangers. The touching, selfless acts of kindness that have the most profoundly uplifting effects are often the simplest: a word of praise, a gentle touch, a helping hand, a gesture of courtesy, or a smile. Such small kindnesses represent an unconditional, unrestricted form of love that we are free to give or withhold at will. When you give the gift of kindness, whether in the form of assistance, concern, or friendliness, your actions create a beacon of happiness and hope that warms people’s hearts. The components of kindness are compassion, respect, and generosity. Put simply, kindness is the conscious act of engaging others in a positive way without asking whether those individuals deserve to be treated kindly. All living beings thrive on kindness. A single, sincere compliment can turn a person’s entire world around. Holding a door or thanking someone who has held a door for you can inspire others to practice politeness and make already kind individuals feel good about their efforts. Smiling at people you meet—even those who make you feel like frowning—can turn a dreary encounter into a delightful one, for both of you. Every kind act has a positive influence on the individual who has performed said act as well as on the recipient, regardless of whether the act is acknowledged. Kindness brings about more kindness and slowly but surely takes a positive toll on humanity. Weaving the thread of kindness into your everyday life can be as easy as choosing to offer a hearty “Good morning” and “Good night” to your coworkers or neighbors, a stranger on the street, or the grocery store clerk. When you commit a kind act, you are momentarily disconnected from your ego and bonded with the individual who has benefited from your kindness. Being fully present in each moment of your life facilitates kindness as it increases your awareness of the people around you. You’ll discover that each act of kindness you engage in makes the world, in some small way, a better place.

Home Depot

Thanks to my friends at HCW, here's a great tip for all you gardeners!!

HOT - Home Depot's doing another FREE Do-It-Herself clinic - this time, focused on Gardening! What could be better? The focus is on container and veggie gardening! If you're not even growing container foods for your family this year, you need to get in there and do it - it's a great way to reduce food costs. LINK TO OFFER

This is a great way to get some advice and to get your soil tested!!!

Another Great Site

Deel Seeking Mom has some great deals out there. This week check out Target!!! I am not much of a Target deal shopper...but I may have to change my mind!!

Apr 23, 2009

New Great Site!!

Surviving the Stores

This is a great, straight forward site for getting great deals!!! I have saved this one on my favorites!!!

Apr 22, 2009

CVS Calculator

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pOUqrs42hNTUxvwM6BCPgeQ&hl=en

Earth Day!!!

What can you do today to help? Here is what the kids at Ripley Primary did.....

Speaking of Earth Day. Yesterday we were discussing various forms of pollution and what we could do to help clean it up. Trash on the playground was a top contribution, so I said " Do you want to go and pick it up?" they got all excited so I said " let's go!". You would have thought they were finding Easter eggs! We went half way around the school and the class filled their ziploc bags with trash. The only exception were wet things and cigarettes. I told them to be very careful and to stay on the grass. On our way back to the classroom we walked through the building. At first people thought it was candy until they got a closer look and were shocked that it was all trash from our school. We will clean up our own playground today, while our chunkies cool (recycling old crayons by melting them down in the muffin tins i bought at the yard sale by your house).

Apr 20, 2009

Help the Planet!!

What better way to help the planet than by using something 100% recycled, and what better way to help your wallet than to get it 100% (ok..you have to pay tax) FREE!!!

Go to this link to sign up for a reminder to get a MIR for a package of Reynolds 100% recycled Aluminum Foil!! You can sign up now for a reminder to go back to the site on EarthDay 4-22.

Apr 17, 2009

Susan Boyle

If you haven't seen Susan Boyle...then you haven't been watching TV. I am touched to the bone!! What a lesson for us all. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!!! I challenge everyone out there...if you have ever had a dream....TRY!! As for me, I am living my dreams. I have made myself a promise..Susan, if you make an album...I am going to buy it, I feel in doing so, I am supporting the dreams of the whole world!!!

Apr 16, 2009

CVS GDA w/o 4-12

It looks like this coupon has been disabled. Sorry Fans!!


Purex laundry soap is on BOGO
With this link you can print a BOGO coupon!!!

type in zip code 44514


Thanks Oceanbreeze for this tip!!!

Loreal DeepSet Wrinkle Repair

The first thing I noticed when I tried this product, the smell is lovely!! Have you ever had a "scent memory"? For some reason this smelled like my mom. I tried the night cream first. It is very rich. I like the way it spreads on the skin. By morning, it all seems to have absorbed...I didn't wake up with greasy feeling skin! A++ I have to admit, I am a side/stomach sleeper, and as such, I tend to wake up with "morning face" (wrinkles caused by the way I sleep) The older I become, the more I notice that my "morning face" is lasting thru the day!!! YIKES!! I really hope that this Loreal DeepSet Wrinkle Repair will help with this!

The Day Cream!! YUMMY!! Light, non-greasy and for something with a SPF factor...it doesn't feel "waxy" on my skin. I am loving this stuff!!

Possible GDA

OK...I don't know this for sure...but my sources (HCW) say that there is a coupon coming this weekend (4/19 RP) for $.50 off Angle Soft TP 4 roll package.....even when it is not on the 10/$10 the price is good at $1.22 (I have been told this is the reg price)
Whew....there for a short time, I thought I was going to have to start spending money on TP again!!!!

Apr 14, 2009

BUZZZZZZZ

My oh my!!! What a great Buzz... Got my Loreal Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair!! 2 Full size bottles!! One of the day lotion and one of the night cream!! I can't wait to try them and tell you all about them!! Right now I am using the Olay Pro-X line (that I had Q's for and I got my MIR today for $25.00 back) It is going to be hard to beat the Pro-X...but I am willing to give it a try!!!

Apr 13, 2009

Kroger Freebies

The week of 4-12 the following things are on sale:

Quaker Rice Cakes
10/$10 using the recent $1 Q from the inserts... = FREE

Suave Deodorant
10/$10 - $1 Q = FREE!!!

GDA = Green Giant Boxed Veggies
10/$10 - $.50/2(doubled) = $.50 a box, not free, but not bad!!!

Apr 10, 2009

Get ready for the CVS Aveeno ECB deal

Use this Link to get a $2.00 off IP for Aveeno. The week of 4-19 the deal is this: Buy $25.00 of Aveeno get a $10.00 ECB!!! I did a BuzzAgent for Aveeno positively ageless night cream....it is Delish!!!

Morel Mushrooms!!

Oh joy of joys.....Jim and I have found our "Mushroom Spot" It is Morel Mushroom time in E. Tennessee. The best part of "the hunt" is just the quiet solitude of the mountains!!!

Mushroom advice:

Know where you are hunting...is it private land? Ask permission!!
Take your time.
Enjoy yourself.

Happy Easter to all!!

Apr 8, 2009

CVS Sneak Peak Deal 4-19

Arm and Hammer 2x laundry detergent will be on sale for 2/$7, go to this link to get a $1.00 off coupon!!!!

Apr 7, 2009

Get-em while they're hot!!

I just found this tonight. $10 savings on ConAgra products such as Hunt's Ketchup(the website said you get a free 24 oz bottle w/ the coupon book), Orville Redenbacher's, Chef Boyardee, etc. There's also a printable rebate form on this page to get more coupons as well. ConAgra coupon book

Free Re-usable Kroger Shopping Bag!!

Go to Kroger.com and play with the "design a bag"...once you submit, your Kroger card will be loaded with a e-coupon good for a free shopping bag on your next visit!! Free is good, recycling is better!!!

Apr 6, 2009

Re-purposing food

Would I buy Sargento Salad Finishers? The normal price is $3.99. I don't think I would at that price...but, when Kroger sells them for 2/$4 and then I have $1 Q's...making my price a dollar a bag, well then...Yes I Would!!! But wait, there's more!!! There is also a TMF rebate out there..so, now I can get a $2.00 rebate!!! I bought the Pecan Cranberry flavor. It comes with a package of Asiago cheese and a package of dried cranberries and pecans. We used the nut/berry package in with our oatmeal!!! Let's all say YUMMO!!! Then we used the cheese with some pasta we had for dinner! Now that is a great re-purpose!!!

CVS

Did some shoping on 4/4, got about $75.00 worth of stuff for $0.46!! Bought the Brita water filter using the Q I got from Publix. The single filter was $8.99...but the 3 pack was on sale for $14.99!!! Such a deal!

I got a CTR from "the Boyfriend" for buy $20.00 worth of cosmetics get $10.00 off...coupled with the Cover Girl deal this week and the Q's that came out in Sunday's paper....looks like CVS is going to be paying me to get makeup again!!!

I am also putting together a deal for the Olay ECB deal. I am going to be using the high dollar Q's that we got as part of the buy $50.00 worth of P&G items get $120.00 in Q's (this was a deal back in 2008 or early 2009)

To sweeten the deal I will do the CoverGirl and Olay deals together and use a buy $50.00 get $10.00 off CTR!!! Wish me luck!!

Apr 2, 2009

Kroger Deal

McCormick Grilling Seasoning is supposed to be on the 10/$10 sale....with the recent $1.00 off Q we got = FREE!!! (It was free...got 7...then I did some "recycling" and found 2 more Q's and got 2 more!!

Plus, Celestial Seasoning Tea was on BOGO...so, heres the deal

reg price, $3.19 sale price $1.59 - $1 Q = $0.59 a box!!! Score! got 10 boxes!!

Kroger Deal

McCormick Grilling Seasoning is supposed to be on the 10/$10 sale....with the recent $1.00 off Q we got = FREE!!!

Mar 31, 2009

What a mail day!!!

Thank you Jennifer!!! Got my "new" laptop. How wonderful. Thank you for great smellies and Cheerios too!!!

CVS GDA

Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber Starter Kit
GDA SALE: 2.99 MQ: IP HERE $2.75
2.99 - 2.75 (IP) = $0.24,

This deal is good this week (3/29-4/4)

Mar 28, 2009

HDA

Hot Deal Alert...

Here's the scoop. If you go to the Publix market website, you can sign up for their FREE magazine. It has great recipes and some really good coupons. This month there was a $5.00 off Q for a Brita filter. I found single filters at CVS for $8.99 (I think, I will update price when confirmed) $3.99 is a great price....and when you couple that with the eco-benifits of Brita....it is a no brainer!!!

Mar 26, 2009

Fun Stuff

First, I get an email from CVS telling me I have my choice of a reusable shopping bag or a roll of paper towels...then I get an email from Buzzagent with an early invite for Loreal Line Eraser!! Oh happiness!! I love being able to try things for free!!

Mar 25, 2009

The only thing better.....

Then getting stuff for free....is being able to get free things with your most favorite daughter!!! I really believe that the greatest gift I have is the fact that my 2 most favorite people in the world just happen to be my daughter and my husband!!

Mar 24, 2009

Chance to win!

Give it a chance...you might win!

Mar 23, 2009

Contacting Companies

A special thank-you/shout out to my online mentor Vanessa . She has taught me much about contacting companies for coupons!! In todays mail I got

2 $1.00 off coupons for Thomas' English Muffins
2 FREE Tofutti coupons (good for any Tofutti Product)
2 $1.00 off Tofutti Q
2 $.55 off Tofutti Q
2 $.30 off Tofutti Q

It is a great thing to spend less that 2 minutes emailing a company and telling them what you like or don't like so much about a product and getting $$ for your efforts!! It is also a great way to try new things, or things that might be cost prohibitive.

For the Memory of JoeCat

How's this for doing some fun that is also something good? I "bought" 26 bags of Wisker Lickin's using coupons and discounts from Kroger and was able to donate them to the Volunteer Vet. Hospital.

I was also able to give 3 of my neighbors some free Country Crock Spread due to getting them for FREE!!!

Pay it forward when ever you are given the chance.

Mar 18, 2009

Kroger

Lately it has been hard to get excited about Kroger. However, having said that...I have found 2 things to get really jazzed about

Both Wisker Lickin's and Country Crock with calcium are part of the buy 10 get $5.00 deal....when you combine these with the $1/2 q for WL and the $.50 for CC = FREE STUFF!!

Mar 16, 2009

LOVE CVS!!

Here is a quicky,

Got:
Irish spring Bodywash
6 packages of Peeps
2 cans of Glade Air Freshener

Used
$7 in ECBS
$1 coupon for Irish Spring
1 BOGO Q for Glade
1 $1 CRT for Glade

Paid
$0.11 (on CVS gift card, new balance is $18.23 left)

Got
$4.99 ECB for Irish Spring
$1.00 ECB for Glade.

Mar 11, 2009

This week @ Kroger

This week my favorite deal is the Fiber One Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Granola Bars.
Both are on sale for $2.49
Buy 10 get $5.00 off
Use $.50 Q (1 for each box, doubled)
Ending Price = $1.09 per box!!

also, in the makeup bag I got yesterday in the mail, there was a $1.00 Q for Irish Spring bar soap that is also part of the $5.00 off 10 sale. With this coupon = Free Soap!! Just one more thing for the donatable box!!

History of the Traveling Quarter Box

As you may or may not know, I work in a bank. I also can not stand waste. Having said this, let me tell you... Quarter boxes make great shipping boxes!!! So much so, that my daughter and I have sent the same quarter box back and forth across Tennessee via the postal system at least 4 times. Each time I find the "quarter box" in my mail box, I know that there will be smiles enclosed!! Today I opened the quarter box to find: delicious Sees dark chocolates!! a bottle of Aussie 3 minute DEEP miracle, a wonderful Kermit (or should I say Ker-Mit?) St. Paddy's day card, cause it's not easy being green, unless you are Kermit!! and last weeks Memphis area coupons!! Thanks Pup!!

If you can find a family member or friend from another area....start trading coupon inserts!! It is a great way to get different Q's!!

Mar 10, 2009

Surprise Mail

Today I got a make-up bag full of P&G items. I barely remember doing this deal, something about buying $20.00 worth of P&G items, if memory serves me right I think I bought something like 12 bottles of Palmolive Clean and Pure dish soap, using 12 $.075 coupons of course!! In any event, it is a nice surprise to get a box in the mail!! The items in contained are going to a womans shelter near Cherokee NC!! Spread the love!!

Mar 7, 2009

Smokin' the CVS deals again!!!

There is just something altogether fun about walking into a store. Going around placing fun things that you normally would not buy into your shopping cart....then going to the cashier and handing her some paper (ECB's, that CVS gave you in the first place) and $0.13 (that you pay with the gift card you got by giving your opinions to Buzzagent) and walking out of the store with approx. $60.00 worth of goods!!! But WAIT, There's more!!! I got back $20.00 in ECB's and I will be getting a rebate for $6.99!!! Life is Good!!!! Lets look at the details:

Ensure on sale for $6.99 used $3.00 coupon and then sending back for Rebate
Gillette Gamer Razor on sale for $7.99 - $4.00Q get $4.00 ECBs
16 Atkins bars @ 1.69 = $27.04 - $8.00Q get $10.00 ECBs
3 Renuzit Tri-Scents @ 5.49 = $16.47 - $12.00Q get $6.00 ECBs

I just love getting paid to buy things!!
Side note: The people at the new CVS in Alcoa TN are very friendly!!!

Mar 2, 2009

Mail Call:

Got a check for $1.99 for a rebate on Aquafresh Toothpaste
Got a mailer from Pillbury with $10.00 worth of coupons in it!!
Kikkoman sent me a mailer with asian recipes!!

Feb 27, 2009

Mail Call

Got some great mail today. First, and foremost, My lovely cards from Mrs. Kissell's Class!! I love all the drawings of kittys!!! Thank YOU!!

I also got some Q's from Jennifer!! Thank you again!
Got a booklet of Q's from Eat Better America
Got a $15.00 gift card from Olay!!

Mrs. Kissell's Class

I want to send a BIG HUGE THANK YOU out to Mrs. Kissell's class!!

Yesterday, my sweet JoeCat went to kitty Heaven. Today, just like it was ordained....I got an envelope full of cards for JoeCat. Thank you children!!! Your love truly touches my heart!!!

Feb 26, 2009

In loving memory of my beloved JoeCat

Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...

CVS Advance Alert!!

CVS Weekly Ad 3/8-3/14 Sneak Peek
There is a SAVE $1.50 when you buy 3 bags of Hershey candy (8oz-16oz) IP q.
The Cadbury Mini Eggs are included...so buy 3 bags,
they are on sale 2/$1=FREE!!!
NO ECB but who can't use free candy???
Cadbury Mini Eggs
Total: FREESale: 2/$1
MQ: $1.50/3
SS IP Exp:3/20/09
Math: $.50x3=$1.50-$1.50=$0.00

GDA

Check this out. Save $6.00 on Pork!!!

CVS

If you have not done this already, go to CVS and sign up for their weekly email. Usually you get some pretty sweet coupons!! Remeber, you can stack CVS coupons with MFQ's!!!

Feb 25, 2009

Free Quizno's Sub

Thanks to my friend Paula for this one!!

Free Quizno's Sub!!

We found out today that they have reached 1 millions free subs, so for now, deal is dead

Feb 24, 2009

Mr Clean Sweepstakes!!




I don't know about you....but I love Mr. Clean Magic Sponges!!! Enter, You might win!!http://www.mrclean.com/en_US/3xthecash/home.do?src=pgeds

Feb 23, 2009

Urban Farming

The 2009 garden was started this past weekend!!! Saturday we pulled out our super-heavy duty tomatoe cages. Spaced them out in the far end of the garden. This is where our snow peas and suger snap peas will grow. Maybe I should say, hopefully grow, as Sunday we got a pretty good snow!! We also planted Spinach, Lettuce and Swisschard!! YUMMY!!! For those of you who say you don't have the room for a garden, I have to say BAHHH!! The lot I live on is about 100' (at it's longest point) by 50' and is shaped like a triangle. Our garden is 7' x 40'. Watch how we turn that little lot into food$$$ this summer!!

My wonderful boss bought some chickens off the internet today. I am going in and buying 4 chicks that will live at his house. This means we might have fresh eggs pretty soon!!!

As promised

Some of my CVS deals

Got 2 bottles of Natural Dentist mouthwash @ 9.99 a bottle
Get 2 $4.00 ECBs back
Use 2 $2.00 Q's from their sight
Get back $10.00 MIR
MAKE 2.02!!!

Got some more of the Colgate toothpaste, as the limit was raised to 5!!

Didn't get any Neutrogena or Squid soaps....all sold out

This week I am seeing that the deal may be on Renuzit Tri-scents!!
here's the deal
on sale for $5.49
use the $4.00 Q that came out this past weekend
get a $2.00 ECB back....and here's the kicker...you can do this deal 5 times!!

Feb 21, 2009

Saturday Play Day!!

I love you Jim!!! We have so much fun on Saturdays!! Got some good deals at CVS!!
Went to Kroger, was really thrown for a loop when I couldn't find the only kitty treats that my sweet JoeCat cares to eat anymore. I am lucky that there is another Kroger less than 3 miles away...and I had to go there and buy them out!! (Sorry, but the JoeCat has got to eat!!!)
I will update on Monday my CVS deals!!

I got my new Pledge fur sweeper from Buzzagent....sorry to report that it doesn't work very well on slipcovers!!

Feb 18, 2009

VocalPoint Mailing

Got a crazy VocalPoint mailing yesterday. States watch Guiding Light on the following days then log on to VocalPoint.com/guidinglight where they are giving away 10 prizes of $250.00 and a Grand Prize of $2,500.00!! Don't really know what we need to enter on the website...and I don't watch GL....but it may be worth a check in!!

02-23-09
03-06-09
03-13-09
03-23-09

CVS Deals

**NOTICE** I have not tried some of these yet, so I can not confirm that they work.

Tucks take alongs (12 pk) on closeout for $2.00
There are $2.00 coupons out there (2/1 & 10/26 RP) making these FREE!!

Airborne Squid Soap (found in the childrens Cold medicine isle) close out for $2.00
Coupon for $2.00 off Airborne Product (1-4 SS) FREE!!

Buy Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Rinse (page 2 of the Feb. CVS ECB ad) reg. price is $9.99 but some are finding this at $6.99. When you buy 2 you get a $4.00 ECB!! But wait...there's more!! Go to The Natural Dentist and print yourself off 2 coupons and a $10.00 MIR for them!!
Make $6.03 on deal!!!

Feb 17, 2009

Tuesday that feels like a Monday

Have been super busy today.

Did some CVSing yesterday did the Suave deal

Buy $6.00 worth of Suave get a $2.00 ECB
I had a FREE Q that I got from Suave
and I had some buy 3 get $1.50 off so...in the end
I paid $1.50 for 3 bottles and got $2.00 ECB back.

Found out today that the Gillette Razor deal is good again this week!! Love this razor!
Also found out that the deal for Colgate Toothpaste has a limit of 5, so it looks like they will pay me to buy some more!!

I also here from my sources...that you can buy Neutrogena Facial Soap for $2.99 a bar and when you buy 2 of these you get a $10.00 ECB...so you get paid $4.00 to buy!!

Feb 14, 2009

Rocked CVS!!!

Oh Doctor!! What a Game!! (if you are not from San Diego...that probably doesn't make much sense to you....)

Got everything I was looking for cept the Listerine.

2 Colgate Total (I will NEVER buy Toothpaste again)
5 Gillette Shampoos
4 Herbal Essesence
1 Gamer Razor
8 cotton rounds
5 trial sized Head&Shoulders Shampoo

Balance after coupons $2.49 (used $26.oo in ECB's from prior earning and a 10/50)

Got $38.98 in new ECB's and another 10/50!! You have just got to love this!!!

Feb 13, 2009

Mail Call

On January 14th there was a one day only offer from Suave to go to their website and request a coupon. Did it. Today got it. Good for one bottle of Suave product up to $3.00 in value!!

Got the new All You magazine. If you don't already get this magazine, it is a great resource for Q's!! It is only sold at Walmart or by subscription...but it is worth the effort to get. This month there is a total of $48.12 in coupons!!

Also got a Martha Stewart Living magazine.......OK now....who is sending this to me??? Jennifer??

My CVS Shopping List

What is more fun than getting free stuff? Getting PAID to get free stuff!! Here is my CVS plan:


Buy:
Colgate Total 2 x 2.99 = 5.98
Gillette Gamer Razor 1 x 7.99 = 7.99
Herbal Essence 4 x 2.99 = 11.96
Gillette Shampoo 5 x 4.99 = 24.95

Subtotal = 50.88

Coupons used:
CVS 10 off $50 = $10.00
Colgate Q's $1.00 & $.75 = $1.75
Gillette Gamer Q $4.00
2 Herbal Essence Q's $3.00/2 = $6.00
5 Gillette Shampoo Q's $2.00 = $10.00

Q Total = 31.75

Math
50.88
-31.75
______
19.13
use $20.00 of my ECB to pay for this since there will be tax to be paid

Earn the following ECSs

5.98 for Colgate
4.00 for Gillette Gamer
8.00 for Herbal Essence
15.00 for Gillette Shampoo

Total Earned: 32.98!!!!

In this trip I also plan on seeing if they have Listerine. In the ad it states that they have it priced at 4.49 and using your CVS card you can save 3.00, this coupled with a 1.00 blinkie Q I found at Kroger will make for .49 Listerine!!!

Wish me luck!!

Feb 11, 2009

GDA TP

Love the acronyms!!! Get this... go to SmartSource and print off the Cottonelle Q for $.50 off...take that little gem to Kroger and get free TP!!! Now, here is a real kicker...Go to Cellfire and get another .25 off!!

Thanks to Jane4girls $800 Annual Budget

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Plum Creek Mercantile review and giveaway
In keeping with the "green" theme I came across another site which makes re-usable bags. They offer snack bags, bulk food bags and several other bags. The name of the company is Plum Creek Mercantile. I was sent some samples of a few of the different bags they carry and tested them out. I will have to say I have never seen bulk food bags like these and I am very impressed with them. I made this video to show how easy they are to use.The owners of Plum Creek Mercantile have offered to giveaway a sample of the snack bags and a sample of the bulk food bags to one lucky reader. Please fill out the form below for your entry. You can earn extra entries by sharing this giveaway and posting a link to it, by subscribing to my blog and by visiting Plum Creek Mercantile and telling me what items you like. I will stop taking entries on February 13th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner, in a new post. You have 24 hours to get back to me with your information or a new winner will be picked.YouTube direct link for commentsAgain make sure you check the boxes and fill out information completely or your entry will not count. Some people are checking all the boxes but not leaving the "other" information.

Check out Jane4girls Blog

GDA

In the CVS circular for 02-08-09 page 12, Listerine, price without card = $4.49-8.99, with card take off $3.00, plus I found a blinkie (the coupons that come out of the machines at the grocery and/or drug stores) for $1.00 off any Listerine 500ml or larger!!! So...looks like $.49 Listerine for me!! Oh yeah!!

Where did I hear about this deal? Check out HotCouponWorld , It is a great site!!

CVS Tip

In the CVS monthly ECB for February, Inside the front cover, top left, states "get $2 off when you buy (2) CVS/pharmacy makeup remover pads 30-300 count. Word has it that the small packages are $1.00. (I also hear that these may be found where the trial size items are located) so...you get them free!! (limit of 5 sets per household with card) But wait...there's more!! (wow, now I sound like an informercial!!!) There is a $1.00 coupon in the CVS Beauty Book (flyer)!! so now you have made a buck!! Oh happy day!!

Mail Call

Today's mail is pretty fun!! I got my "I love free things.com" bumper sticker.
Also got my P&G year of savings coupon book. (a while back if you purchased $50.00 worth of P&G products and sent them receipts and form...they would send you this book. I have to say...after a quick glace thru it...it looks promising!! Many $1.00 coupons and even some higher values!!

Feb 10, 2009

Mail Call

Got a Q for a free 2 liter bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper!!! Yeah!

Feb 9, 2009

Mail Call 2-9-09

In the mail today:

Got some great coupons from DelGrosso Pasta Sauce. 2 coupons for a free jar and 2 more coupons for $1.50 off a jar. Thank You!!

Got my $50.00 CVS card from MyPoints!!

Got some goodies from Iams. My dear JoeCat has taken a liking to their food. They were kind enough to send 2 coupons, each for a free can of kitty food. They also sent him a FatCat kitty toy. How sweet is that!!

Got a "care package" from Jennifer. Love you Pup. JoeCat will love his little kitty ear warmers!!

Feb 7, 2009

February 8, 1980

This was the day I fell in love with you, my dear daughter. Jennifer, I love you so very much. I am more proud of you than I can put into words. You have a way of lighting up a room with your laugh. Thank you for the understanding you have shown me through many of life's trials. Because of you, I am a better person. Jennifer, I love you. Happy Birthday my sweet PuppyTrout!!

Madagascar 2 Video Deal @ CVS Week of 02-08-09

Ok...Here's the deal: Find your paper from 02-06 (In Knoxville area you will want to find the News Sentinel) There was a $5.00 coupon in it for the Madagascar 2 pack video!! At CVS week of 02-08 if you buy $20 worth of P&G products you get $15.00 off the video. The CVS sales price for the video is $19.99 (I am not sure if this is the price of the 2 pack video or the 1 pack video yet...but there was a $3.00 coupon in Friday's paper too!) But wait....it gets better...tomorrow (02-08) there is going to be a P&G insert in the paper...so there is bound to be great coupons for P&G items....including a $4.00 off a Gillete razor...that when combined with the ECB on that item you get it for FREE!!! How I love a deal!!!

Hi Janet!

It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband at Kroger today!

Thank God for Friskies!!

JoeCat is doing better today!!! Pretty much all he has wanted to eat has been Friskies Indoor Crunchy Treats. I say "go for it". Thinking that perhaps if he like the treats...he might like the canned food, took a chance and bought a can. HE ATE IT!!!! Praise be to God!!! (can you tell that this is important to me?) I am so thankful!!

Feb 6, 2009

Deals this weekend

Hoping to got to Kroger and get:

Multigrain Cheerios on sale for =$1.67 - .50 q doubled and then a .75 Cellfire = Free!!
Multigrain Cheerios on sale for = $1.67 - .50 q doubled and then a .75 ShortCuts = Free!!
Going to check the price on Orville Redenbacher Natural Gourmet Popcorn
I have a ShortCuts for $1.00 off two and q's .40 so that would make (with doubling) $1.30 off each package.
Might have to check out Totino Pizza Rolls too!! I believe that they are part of the Daytona buy 10 get $3.00 off. sooooooo....with a $.50 off from ShortCuts and $.35 Q (with doubling) would work out to $1.50 off each!!
Might also check the price for Hunts Tomatoes...once again ShortCuts is giving us $1.00 off 5 cans and there are $.40 off 2 can Q's making it buy 6 cans and save almost $ .57 a can!! Might have to hold off on those and hope for a 10 for 10 sale!!

Little JoeCat is doing pretty good. Wish he would eat more...but, we are loving every moment we have with our little "Side-Cat Joe"!!

Grapefruit Spoons for FREE

www.gofloridagrapefruit.com/downloads/Grapefruit-Spoon-Offer.pdf


Here's the deal. Buy a 3lb or bigger bag of FLORIDA Grapefruit. Send them the receipt with the form. (I also included the tag from the bag since my receipt only stated "Produce") and...Viola!!! Got spoons in the mail today...they are very nice and heavy weight!!

Feb 5, 2009

Fun Stuff!!

http://www.ilovefreethings.com/free-bumper-sticker.htm

Spider?

Play With Spider - Flash 3D - OneMotion.com

Mail Bag

3 - $1.00 off coupons from Alouette Cheese Ooooh Yummy!!

BuzzAgent

Yesterday I got an invite to try the brand new Pledge Fabric Sweeper!!!
How you ask? I am a BuzzAgent!!!

If you would like to become a BuzzAgent....Click right here

Krogers is my funny Valentine!!

I was starting to think that Kroger didn't love me....
YEAH!!! finally got some personalized Q's!!
.40 off Whisker Lickins
1.00/5 off Hunt's Tomatoes
1.00/2 off Ragu Pasta Sauce
.75/2 off Progresso Soup
1.00 off Pedigree Dog Treats
2.00 off Sundown Supplements
1.00 off Pantene
1.50 off Purina One Dog Food
2.00 off Maalox (really now!!)
1.00 off McCormick Spices
2.00/3 off Hallmark Cards
1.50 off SlimFast Multi Pack (for Valentines day?? Good thing I love Kroger)
and....drum roll please................

A FREE can of Kroger Coffee!!!!

Free Scissors!!

Free Scissors
http://mivodesign.com/freescissors/index.htmMivodesign is giving away free scissors with a limit of TWO per household.\

Thanks Vanessa for this one!!

Feb 4, 2009

Wednesday Hint

If you or your shopping partner are 50+...The Kroger in Maryville offers a 5% discount on Wednesdays!!

Here is another one. If you buy a 3lbs or larger bag of Florida Grapefruit and fill out this form, the Florida Grapefruit Growers will send you 2 grapefruit spoons!!!

Snow Day!!

Yesterday was a pretty slow mail day. Got some Q's that I ordered off the Coupon Master . Got some Q's for Marcal paper towels. Hopefully I can take these to Family Dollar Store and get FREE PAPER TOWELS!!!

It is very pretty out today. The snow is falling like powered sugar. I love winter. For me it is a time of rest, mentally if not otherwise. A time for being still and being thankful for all I have.

Hint for the day. If you go to My Points and print your coupons thru them, you get points that can be saved up for gift cards. In addition to this, there is a $0.50 coupon out there right now for Cottonelle TP that when doubled at Kroger = FREE TP!!! Got to love that!!

JoeCat is doing pretty good. He has decided that he really likes Fri skies Cat Treats!!

Feb 2, 2009

In Today's Mail Bag

Fun mail day!!

Got a pretty pair of Amethest Earings for the price of shipping from Darcus Tori Jewelry . The Deal was:

FREE Heart Shaped Amethyst Diamond Cut Stud earrings.
FREE Heart Shaped Amethyst Diamond Cut Stud earrings. Follow this link:http://darcustori.com/storefrontprofiles/deluxesfitemdetail.aspx?sid=1&sfid=163412&c=719949&i=2465836381. Add the earrings to your shopping cart.2. Use promotion code: 08013. Click the ADD button to activate the code.4. Complete checkout.Regularly $59.95, with the promotion code they're $0.00!
Posted by Vanessa at 1:04 PM 0 comments Links to this

Thank you Vanessa!!

Got 3 $1.00 coupons from Litehouse foods!!

Got a package of Orville Redenbacher's microwave popcorn and a $1.00 coupon!!
(little side note: when I worked in San Diego I was Orville's favorite teller and he would often give me coupons...that was way back when I didn't understand the value of coupons!!. He always looked just like he did in the commercials too...even down to the bowtie!!)

Got in an Envie FULL of coupons for a trade I did!!! Whoa!! Lots -O - Coupons!!

JoeCat update: doing good today...and munching down the Iams!!