Thursday, April 1, 2010

CVS Trip (3/30/10)

3 Bottles of Listerine @ $1.99 each == 5.97
2 Oral B Toothbrushes @ $2.99 each == 5.98
1 CVS Hair Product == .99
Subtotal == 12.94

Used the following coupons:
3 <1.00> Listerine (Not sure if this link still works)
<3.00/3> CVS Listerine Coupon
<1.00> CVS Hair Care Product (CVS Price Scanner)
<3.79> B1G1 Free Coupon for Oral B Toothbrush (The coupon took off $3.79 instead of $2.99)

Total == $2.15 + Tax
Earned $2.00 ECB

Walgreens Trip!!

The following was purchased from 5 different transactions.
Note: OOP expense does include tax!

Transaction No. 1:
1 Dove Shampoo == $4.00
1 Coloring Book (Filler Item) == $0.50
<2.00> Dove Coupon
<2.00> Register Reward received last week.
Total OOP == $0.90
Earned $4.00 RR

Transaction No. 2:
1 Dove Shampoo == $4.00
1 Coloring Book (Filler Item) == $0.50
<2.00> Dove Coupon
<1.00> Register Reward received last week.
Total OOP == $1.90
Earned $4.00 RR

Transaction No. 3:
1 Dove Shampoo == $4.00
<4.00> Register Reward earned in Transaction No. 1
Total OOP == $0.36
Earned $4.00 RR

Transaction No. 4:
1 Dove Shampoo == $4.00
<4.00> Register Reward earned in Transaction No. 2
Total OOP == $0.36
Earned $4.00 RR

Transaction No. 5:
1 Dove Shampoo == $4.00
1 Den Tek Floss == $2.00
<1.50> Dove Coupon from last weeks newspaper
<4.00> Register Reward earned in Transaction No. 3
Total OOP == $1.04
Earned $6.00 RR

TOTAL OOP == $4.56
Earned $10.00 RR (Still to be used)

Nexxus Coupons + CVS Deal

There’s a new high value Nexxus coupon available! Just go here to print a coupon valid for $2 off any one Nexxus product! Hit your browser back button to print this coupon a total of 2 times per computer.

CVS has an Extra Care Buck available on Nexxus products this week– buy $20 worth and get a $10 Extra Care buck!!

CVS Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Nexxus products on sale for $3.99 each = $15.96
Buy 1 Nexxus product priced a little over $4 (to get to the $20 amount)
Total = around $20

Use 5 $2/1 coupons from here (you’ll have to print from 3 computers)
Pay $10
Get back a $10 Ecb
Final cost 5 Nexxus products for FREE!

April Menu Plan

I've had alot of readers ask about making meal plans, so I figured I would let you all see what our meal plan is for April. Meal plans tend to save you a ton of money because you don't have to run to the store at the last minute to buy items that you need for supper and you also won't be running through the drive thur of a restaurant because you can't decide what to fix for dinner. I always usually try to use products that we already have at home and usually we only have to buy produce, meat and dairy once a week + any items that I want to stockpile.

Here is a look at our meal plan for April. (If you are interested in any recipes, please e-mail me at

We try to eat every meal at home during the week. We usually grab dinner on Friday nights or Saturdays, however I'll go ahead and think of a quick meal even for those nights in case we stay home. We usually eat out on Saturdays and on Sundays nights.

Monday: Crockpot Night
Tuesday: Mexican Night
Wednesday: Italian Night
Thursday: Casserole Night
Friday: Pizza or Fast & Easy Dinners
Saturday: Lunch Out & Easy Dinners
Sunday: Fast & Easy Lunches & Pick Up Dinner

1. Tator Tot Casserole
2. Dinner Out
3. Chicken Cordo Blue, Rice, Veggies
4. Lunch at Parents

5. BBQ Ribs, Baked Beans, Mac & Cheese
6. Mexican Burritos, Mexican Rice and Chips
7. Baked Ziti, Salad and Bread
8. Crescent Chicken and Veggies
9. Pizza
10. Bama Steak Sandwiches and Chips
11. Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese
12. Cream Cheese Chicken, Rice and Veggies
13. Mexican Cornbread Casserole and Chips
14. Shrimp Fettuccine, Bread and Salad
15. Poppyseed Chicken and Rice
16. Sloppy Joes and Chips
17. Club Sandwiches and Chips
18. Roast, Potatoes and Carrots
19. Chicken and Noodles, Bread
20. Tacos, Rice and Chips
21. Spaghetti, Salad and Bread
22. Hashbrown Casserole
23. Pizza
24. Colton's Birthday Party!
25. Fried Chicken Salads
26. Italian Chicken, Rice and Veggies
27. Quesadilla, Beans, Rice and Chips
28. Homemade Pizza
29.Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese
30. Hamburgers and Chips

Halls Drops Coupon + Walgreens Deal

Just head on over here and fill out the simple form to print a coupon valid for $1 off one package of Halls 20 ct Drops! This coupon will easily score you some FREE Halls drops!

Walgreens Deal Scenario:
Halls Drops 20-30 count $0.99 with in-ad coupon
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 3/28 SS or the new coupon from here
Final Cost FREE!

**Hand over the in ad coupon AFTER the manufacturer coupon to avoid beepage!
(Thanks, Saving Cents Together!)

Coffee-mate Coupon + Walgreens Deal!

Just fill out the form here to print a new $1.50/2 Coffee-mate coupon. Use this coupon at Walgreens to score Coffee-mate for $0.75!
Walgreens DealCoffee-mate Liquid 16 oz. 2/$3

Use the $1.50/2 coupon from here
Final Cost only $0.75 each!
(Thanks, Save the Coupons!)

Tresemme Coupon

TRESemme has a new coupon available. Just head on over here to print a coupon valid for $2 off ANY one TRESemme Fresh Start product. Use this to get a great deal at CVS this week.

CVS Deal Scenario:
TRESemme on sale 3/$10
Use the new $2/1 coupon from here
Final cost ONLY $1.33 each!

Publix Trip (3/31/2010)

2 Capri Sun @ 1.66 each == 3.32
5 Boxes of Puffs @ $1.99 each == 5.97
10 Vicks Dayquil Medicine @ $1.29 each == 12.90
Sub-Total == $22.19

Used the following coupons:
3 FREE Puffs wyb 2 Vicks Products == 5.97
10 <1.50> Vicks Products == 15.00

Total == $1.22!!

Free Butterfinger!!

Just head on over to the Butterfinger Facebook page and be on the first 100,000 to ‘file a claim against them’ and get a FREE Butterfinger bar.

(Thanks, Mojo Savings!)


It’s the beginning of the month— which means there are lots of coupon available to print on! All the coupons should have RESET for you!
**Print what you want now– as many of these coupons won’t be available for much longer!

Digiorno Pizza Coupons

Digiorno just rolled out a high value coupon for April 1st!! Just go here to print a coupon valid for $3/1 Digiorno Pizza & Breadsticks (you’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of their Facebook page and you’ll see a spot that states to print a coupon– it’s very tiny)! Hit your browser back button to print a total of 2 coupons per computer.
**These are on sale right now at Publix for $5.50 ($2.50 after coupon!!)
(Thanks, Pink Coupon Cafe!)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Question and Answers: Part 1

Question No. 1:
My question is in regard to how to effectively organize your coupons so that when you go into a store and see something that you THINK you might have a coupon on, you can put your hands on it without much trouble. I am a Target shopper and always look for the clearance items and would like to be able to look to see if I do have a coupon on that item that is clearanced without having to spend a lot of time flipping through coupons in the middle of the aisle! Thanks for all you do for us bargain hunters!

My favorite method of coupon organization is the binder method. It's great because all of the coupons are very easy to find and everything is well organized. It does take a lot of time to organize at first, but should only take about 30 minutes every week to keep organized. I currently use a 2 inch binder, however, if you are just getting started using coupons I would suggest a about an inch binder. For more information about this method look at this old post. For other coupon organization methods check here.

**Remember if you have any questions please let me know. Send an email to or leave a comment on the blog. Thanks!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Question and Answer Time

If anyone has any questions concerning coupons, saving money at grocery stores, etc., please e-mail me at and I will answer all of the questions next week.

Publix: FREE Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer!

There is a new $5/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer Starter coupon found here. Check out the Publix Scenario below to see how you can score this Power Sprayer for FREE!

Publix Deal Scenario:
Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-a-Clean Power Sprayer $7.99
Use the $5/1 coupon (Link Above)

Use the $3/1 Coupon found in the One Stop One Store Booklet
Final Cost $FREE!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

CVS Diaper Deal (3/29/2010)

2 Packs of Huggies Diapers @ $8.99 each === 17.98
<3.00> Huggies Coupon
<3.0o> Huggies Coupon
<3.00> Huggies CVS Coupon
<2.00> ECB Earned Last Week

Total OOP == $6.98 + tax

Earned $5.00 ECB's

Arby's Free Roastbeef Sandwich

Arby’s has a great coupon available! Just go here to print a coupon valid for a FREE regular Roast Beef Sandwich with the purchase of any soft drink! This coupon expires on 4/10/2010.

Publix Trip (3/29/10)

10 Packages of Kraft Shredded Cheese @ $1.66 each == 16.60
1 Vitamin Water == 1.00
1 Zantac Travel Size == 1.09

Subtotal == 18.69

Used the following coupons:
5 Kraft Cheese <$2/2> == 10.00 (Coupons purchased off ebay)
Free Vitamin Water (coupon received in mail) == 1.00

OOP Total == $5.69 + tax

Publix Trip (3/27/10)

4 Boxes of Betty Crocker Muffin Mix @ 1.29 each == 5.16
2 Bags of Sister Schubert Rolls @ 2.50 each == 5.00
3 Containers of Cream Cheese @ 1.00 each == 3.00
4 Campbell's Cooking Soups @ 1.00 each == 4.00
2 Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soups @ 1.59 each == 3.18
Kraft Singles == 1.67
Greek yogurt == 1.00
Publix White Bread == 1.17
2 packages of Deli Meat @ 3.00 each == 6.00
2 Digorno Pizzas @ 5.50 each == 11.00
10 packages of Kraft Shredded Cheese @ 1.67 each == 16.70
2 Boxes of Capri Suns @ 1.67 each == 3.34

Sub-Total == $61.22

Used the following coupons:
4 Betty Crocker Coupons <1.00> == 4.00
2 Sister Schubert Rolls <1.00> == 2.00
Cream Cheese <1.25/3> == 1.25
3 Campbell's Soup <1.00/2> == 3.00
Greek Yogurt <1.00> Free Product == 1.00
Greek Yogurt <.60> == .60
Publix Bread <2.00/wyb> == 2.00
Oscar Myer Meat <1.00/2> == 1.00
2 Free Pizza Coupons (House Party) <5.50> == 11.00
5 Kraft Cheese <2.00/2> == 10.00

Total OOP == $25.64 + Tax

Menu Plan Monday

Tuesday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Rolls

Wednesday - Pizza Night

Friday - Dinner Out

Sunday - Easter at Parents/Spagetti and Bread

Coupon Class Schedule (April and May)

Here are a few coupon classes that have been scheduled for April and May. Please e-mail me with any questions that you have. If you would like to sign up for one class, send me your name and which class you would like to attend.

April 10th @ 9:30am (Northport/Tuscaloosa Area) Location TBA

April 25th (Afternoon) -- Gordo First Baptist Church

Sargento Cheese Coupon

Just head on over to and use zip code 01885 to print a $1/1 Sargento reduced sodium cheese coupon!

Walgreens Weekly Ad

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see all the great deals at Walgreens this week!

**Be sure to grab you some Dove Shampoo and Conditioner for FREE!!

CVS Deals

Head over to It's Hip to Save to see all the great deals at CVS this week.

If you need any help getting started, please e-mail me.

Bath & Body Works Free Travel Size Item

Bath & Body Works just released a new coupon! Just head on over here to print a coupon valid for a FREE Signature Collection Travel Size Item with ANY purchase (up to a $5 value)! This coupon is valid all the way through April 21st, so you’ll have plenty of time to make use of it.
(Thanks, Mojo Savings!)

Target Deals this week!

Head over to It's Hip To Save to see all the great Target deals this week.

Curious George DVD Deal

Target has the Curious George 2 DVD on sale for just $6.99 this week. Specially marked Curious George 2 DVDs have codes inside to score $5 in FREE groceries! Just buy the DVD and then go here to enter your special code. After doing so, you’ll need to fill in your mailing info and $5 in grocery cash will be sent to you in about 2-4 weeks!
(Thanks, Sizzlin Savers!)