Free Homeopathy Samples!

Friday, October 09, 2009 Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
This is a sample I'm looking forward to trying since I prefer alternatives to traditional medicines whenever possible. Boiron is offering free samples if you are a mom with a blog! It can be any blog anywhere. Thanks for sharing this Money Saving Mom.

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Free Dozen When You Buy 1 Dozen of Eggs!

Friday, October 09, 2009 Edit This 0 Comments »
Check out Coupon Lady Online for the details! It's for the first 20,000 so hurry! I got mine.
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Vote for Chester

Thursday, October 08, 2009 Edit This 0 Comments »
A fellow couponer has entered her dog into a contest to win a year's supply of dog food and a trip to the Rose Day Parade. The reason I'm posting this on my blog even is that she is an Army Veteran. She has been deployed three times since 9/11 and this is my very small way of saying "Thank You". Oh and Chester really is a cute little dog too. You can only vote once for Chester and voting ends November 30th.

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Twix $10,000 Giveaway

Thursday, October 08, 2009 Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
Found this through one of my splurges; buying a Twix. I had my husband buy it for me because I would chickened out once I got to the store since all my previous candy bars have been free for the past year. ;)

Good news is you don't have to buy a Twix to enter the Giveaway and you can enter every day until November 11, 2009 11:59pm CT

The Grand Prize is a Trip to Vegas that includes 3 nights stay, 6 tickets good for 3 show, not my cup of tea, not even close, but also $10,000 spending money, my cup of tea.

Also Instant Win Game Prize you can see the list here.

This is the page on which you enter!

Come back and let me know if you're a winner!
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Cake Decorating Video Giveaway

Thursday, October 08, 2009 Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
Megan over at The Happy Housewife is giving away a Basic Cake Decorating Video. You can enter up to and including 4 ways here!
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Blue Bunny Giveaway

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »

Another great giveaway by Consumer Queen and Blue Bunny!

From Consumer Queen's Blog:

Grand Prize: Ice cream for a year booklet(12 coupons each for a carton of ice cream), four Blue Bunny bowls,and one Blue Bunny ice cream scoop. Value $100

Second Prize Winner: 5 Bunny Bucks , each redeemable for a carton or novelty pack wherever Blue Bunny products are sold.(approx. retail value $7)

10 Runner Ups: One Bunny Buck redeemable for a carton or novelty pack wherever Blue Bunny products are sold.(approx. retail value $7)

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First Confession~Wal-Mart

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Edit This 0 Comments »
Now this one isn't as bad as it normally is because I did have coupons for Sara Lee deli meat and bought white bread on sale at GE instead of bakery bread or my beloved Schwebel's Buns. Normally the deli is what gets me into trouble. We love the Cajun Turkey, priiiiceeey, only buy bologna that is beef and sandwich pepperoni. This adds up fast for a family of six with a teenager, almost a teenager and two little ones that eat like teenagers. The rest of that story is for another time and another shopping trip. (Frightened look)

2 packs of Sara Lee Deli $3.98 each -$3/1 q each=$1.96/20 oz total
1 gallon of Horizon whole milk $5.96
1 pack of 12 Cheese Sticks
1 dozen GV Cage Free Eggs

Total before Qs $19.00 After Coupons $13.00

I'm also going to add in the $.53 20oz bottle of RC at Buehler's that I got to quench my thirst while my child was at Art Fusion and the 2L of Cherry RC at IGA I bought today $1.07
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Confession Time

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Edit This 0 Comments »
Usually I just post my great buys, but leave out my splurges. One reason is that my splurges don't help you save money and the other is it is a little embarrassing and to be honest I don't want to know the total that I don't budget.

I've been thinking though it might be beneficial to others seeing my "bad" shopping habits, at Wal-Mart, as well. While I'm often inspired and challenged by other blogs, I also know sometimes I get discouraged when I see how little others spend or all their great opportunities for sales and coupons. I start to feel slighted and discontented that I have the know how, but not all the tools and currently not the determination I would like.

I want you to feel comfortable here and feel free to ask questions or share your experiences. I would like for it, for us, to encourage each other with what we have. As a side benefit, I'm also hoping this may help me see just how much money I waste or if it is worth the comfort and sanity I feel it gives me.

If any of you are like me please leave me a comment and let me know. If you think this is a bad idea please let me know that too. I would love to hear from you.
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Giant Eagle 10.05.09

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
Giant Eagle was also a quick trip. 6 Grands Biscuits on sale for $1.25/1-$1/1q(peel found on fresh chicken)=$1.50/6 Received $4 OYNO Catalina!

I did have another shopping trip from GE on Sunday and hopefully will post that soon. Oh and I want to mention we are not a white bread family, well I don't normally buy it even though the family loves it, but who can resist the in store sale of 3/$1?! It's GE's King size.
Sale ends tomorrow the 7th.

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CVS 10.05.09

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
This CVS was just a quick in and out. I was tired, but had CVS coupons for $2/2 Emblem Nut products expiring so I just used those. I know pathetic, but I really love their nuts and I was too tired to do any other deal last night.

Also Remember with those type of coupons you can only use one per transaction. I thought I'd try both in the same transaction since I didn't read the exception on the coupon, but the register gave the employee fits, so remember 1 like CVS coupon per transaction.

4 packs of Emblem Nuts $3.96-$3.96 CVS Coupons=$0 oop

I have to say I probably would have never tried these nuts had it not been for the coupons making the snack size free, but I absolutely love the Gold Emblem Cashews. If I were to shell out money for cashews it would be this brand. From what I remember paying at Wal Mart or Aldi's, I would say CVS has these priced competitively if not better and a better product imho.
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Auntie Anne's Pretzels Perks

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Edit This 0 Comments »
Sign up at Annie Anne's and get coupons for items. This Month is Free Pepperoni Pretzel with the purchase of any Stix or any Pretzel Dog.
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Oust Gift Pack

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
Oust® Freshen-Your-Home Gift Pack offer The first 10,000* eligible registrants only will receive one free retail-size can of Oust® Air Sanitizer II.

Gift packs will be mailed by December 15, 2009.

See our complete Terms & Conditions.
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Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Giveaway

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
Centsible Momma is having a giveaway sponsored by Nature Valley Granola Nut. Here is the picture from her blog of the giveaway.

Speaking of Nut Clusters be sure to print out the $1.60 coupon IE or FF and get Nut Clusters for as little at $.40 at Wal-Mart.
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Sheraton Giveaway

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
Sheraton is giving away a free night! Go here to enter once a day until the 9th. Nickels n Dimes said you'll know instantly if you've won. I didn't win this time, but will try again tomorrow. Let me know if you win!
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CVS Update on IPs

Monday, October 05, 2009 Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
Here is the letter from CVS. Essentially not a whole lot has changed that I can tell except the IP will not be manually overridden. In the past, if the coupon beeped, usually due to exceeding the price of the item it was adjusted down, but it appears that if it beeps it will not be accepted because they would need to manually adjust it.

Our registers are set to allow one CVS coupon and one manufacturer coupon per item. However, the staff should be allowing customers to use Extra Bucks in combination with other CVS coupons since these are coupons you have “earned.”

In addition, they should be allowing the use of one “offer at the register” coupon which would be an open offer of $3 off of $15 or a certain dollar amount off of a specific item. Since our registers are programmed to only accept two coupons (one CVS, one manufacturer) per item if the number of coupons exceed the items purchased a member of management will need to assist the cashier in processing the coupons.

CVS/pharmacy will accept coupons printed from the Internet. They must have a legible barcode that scans at the register. If the coupon does not scan at the register, the cashier should politely inform you that we are unable to accept your coupon. We do not allow manual overrides at the register for coupons printed from the Internet. CVS/pharmacy will not accept offers printed from unauthorized internet postings or reproductions, copies, or facsimiles.

When an item is on sale for buy one, get one free and the customer has a buy one get one free coupon for that same product, the coupon will be accepted and both items will essentially become free (plus any applicable sales tax).

Also, two manufacturer coupons can be used on a buy one get one free purchase as long as two items are scanned at the register. The system logic sees two items scanned and will allow two coupons.


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