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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 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


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


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!!

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 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 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!!


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 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 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:

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

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


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.

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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!!


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) 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" 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 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 gets better...tomorrow (02-08) there is going to be a P&G insert in the 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

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!!


Play With Spider - Flash 3D -

Mail Bag

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


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 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: 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!
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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!!

Feb 1, 2009

Iams Cat Food!!!

WOW!!! Trying so hard to find things that JoeCat wants to eat brought me to this deal today!!


Iams 3oz cans of cat food on sale for $1/2
Used a buy any four cans get $1 off
Got 4 cans of sheee shee poo poo catfood for .25 a can!!

And here is the true beauty of this deal..... JoeCat LOVES this food!! I have not seen him eat like this since he got sick over 3 weeks ago!!