CVS Deals 8/2-8/8...

Once again... CVS is having some freebies and good buys Sunday through Tuesday only. Stock up on these back to school freebies, or I encourage you offer them to someone who needs help if you don't need them.

Sunday -Tuesday Deals and Freebies...

Caliber Academic Book Covers $1.99, Get $1.99 ECB (limit 2)

Caliber Academic Compass/Protractor $1.99, Get $1.99 (limit 2)

Caliber Academic Flexi Ruler $.99, Get $.99 (limit 2)

Caliber Academics Scissors 2.99, Get $2.99 (limit 2)

Caliber 20 ct. pens $.99, Get $.99 (limit 2)

Poly Portfolio $.49, Get $.49 ECB (limit 2)

Caliber Academics 10 pk pencils $.99, Get $.99 (limit 2)

Caliber Note/Glue Stick/Pen Eraser $.99, Get $.99 (limit 2)

SoftSoap or Irish Springs Body Wash $4.99, get $4 ECB (limit 1)
=$.99 each

Almay Cosmetics B1G1 Free
After Tuesday... B1G1 50% off

Deals good all week....

Blink Tears or Gel Tears $7.99, Get $7.99 ECB (limit 1)
-$1.50 coupon
=$1.50 profit

Stayfree Pads $5, Get $5 ECB when you buy $10 (limit 1)
Buy 2
-B1G1 SS 6/28

Electrosal $4.50, Get $10 ECB when you buy $20 (limit 1)
Buy 5, use 5 coupons
-$2.50 SS 7/12

Bandaids 6-45 ct. $2.99, get $1 ECB (limit 5)
-$.50 RP 5/17
-$.50 SS 6/28
=$1.49 each

Benefiber $9.99, get $3 ECB (limit 2)
-$2 SS 5/10, 7/12
=$4.99 each

Coupons available online...
Blink Tears

New to shopping CVS the frugal way? Check out my CVS 101 post for help getting started.

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Formula Freebies... These Go Fast!

There are currently 2 different formula offers available...

Expecting? Thinking of breastfeeding?
Get your free support kit from Enfamil.

Going to use formula? Not sure yet?
Get a free sample.

These offers usually go very fast!
Sign up for both if you're not sure

Last Day for Great Magazine Deal!!

Today is the last day for the great sale on magazines at Amazon!

They have lots of great deals...

Here are a few examples to give you an idea.

TIME Magazine (1-year)

Reg. $277.20, Now $15!!

Parents (1-year) Great Magazine for Families!

Reg. $42.00, Now $4.97!

Popular Mechanics (1-year)

Reg. $47.88, Now $5!

American Photo (1-year)

Reg. $29.94, Now $7.95

Readers Digest (1-year)

Reg. $35.88, Now $9.98

Cheap Checks!!

If you've ever ordered your checks through your local bank,
you know the costs can be outrageous for that box of paper.

I've used ChecksUnlimited several times and love them!
They have lots of styles and designs and are much, much cheaper than what you would pay at the bank... and much more fun too! :)

They have countless styles and designs... some even designer/branded checks. You can even get your checkbook cover and address labels to match if you like.

Check them out! They work for me... :)

Walgreens 15% off Coupon... Good Today Only!!

Today only...


Print and use a coupon good for 15% off any eligible purchase at Walgreens & 20% off any eligible Walgreens brand item.

Get yours here & combine with this weeks deals.

Coupon Roundup!!

Cool Savings

Here are a few of the recent printable coupons I've come across online.

Great $2 coupon for Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bunches!
--This is one I want to try :) Yum!

Honey Nut Cheerios $1 coupon

$1 coupon for Vaseline Clinical Therapy.

Whiskas $2 coupon for Purrfectly Brand Dry Food for Cats with Chicken or with Chicken & Salmon!

High value French's coupons.. must sign up.

Great Deals at Target!

I love Target, but find it hard to get there with it being in the mall and the parking for my local store is terrible. With a toddler in tow it's just too much most of the time.

I came across this deal posted by Couponnerdz though that might be worth the trip.

Poptarts $1.52
-$.75 coupon
-$.55 Poptart coupon (recent paper)
=$.22 each

Degree Fine Mist $3.29
-$1 Target coupon
-$1.25 Degree coupon
=$1.04 each

Cranium Games (some on clearance)
-$5 Target coupon
=Free -Cheap

National Cheesecake Day... July 30th!

Thursday, July 30th is National Cheesecake Day!

From their website:
Celebrate our big day by dining-in and enjoying any of our 30 delicious cheesecakes for half price. We will also introduce our new flavor Stefanie’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake.

Find a location near you here.
See there list of cheesecake flavors here.

Wish there was one closer to me!!! I'd be there.... Yum!

School Textbooks....

School will soon be starting again....
and many will be purchasing textbooks for various college courses.

Most often, textbooks are purchased right in the school bookstore, and trust me, they squeeze every penny out of you they can get!

If you're interested in saving money on those books, I recommend you check out Amazon & ebay to find the best deals on your books.

Why pay new or retail prices when you can often get a used or discounted book for a much better price?
Just be sure you know copy of the book you need before you hit that purchase button.... getting the wrong version of the same book could mean getting all your math homework answers wrong- Ouch :)

Where did the summer go already?

Making Muffins and Cupcakes Easier...

This is a simple little tip to make life a little easier...

I made muffins the other day and on the box it said to use an ice cream scoop to fill the paper cups.... I'd never thought to do that before, but thought I'd give it a try. What would it hurt if it didn't work?

I actually found it to be much easier than using a spoon! Not so much drippage and the scoop holds more than even a tablespoon, so less work altogether.

Just a silly little tidbit to help make life a bit easier ... and something I found right on the side of the box.

Betty Crocker gets the credit for this one. Go figure!

Rite Aid Deals 7/26...

Here are the best deals at RiteAid this week...
July 26th-August 1st.

Don't forget...
There is still a coupon for $5 off $25 at RiteAid available at!

Herbal Essence Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler $3.00
- $1 PG 7/5
- Free styler when you buy shampoo/conditioner RP 7/26
- $2.00 SCR (rebate) when you buy 2

Noxzema Razors $2.00
-$1 7/26

Daisy Fuentes Hair Care, $6.49
-$2.00 Coupon (expires on 7/31)
-$4.00 SCR (rebate)

Bic Brite Liner Markers 5 ct or Mini Grips Pencils 5 ct, $2.00 each
Buy 2
-$1.00/2 Coupon

- $2 SCR (rebate) when you buy 2
=$.50 each

Coupons available online for this weeks deals...

Rite Aid Coupon

Other Coupons
Daisy Fuentes
Speed Stick

Update... Thanks to Dreams of Stardust who left me a comment letting me know about it.
If anyone has the Biore coupon found in the nose strip packets, now would be a good time to stock up on the Biore line at Rite Aid. The Biore coupons I had said "$2 off any Biore product with the purchase of a face wash".

A) Buy 1 packet of nose strips ($7.99) = get 1 free face wash
You would also get $2 SCR for 1 item or $5 SCR for 2 items purchased (valid for the August SCR deal).
B) I bought 2 packets of nose strips and got 2 free bottles of face wash. Total so far = $15.98.
C) Put in (3) $2 off Biore coupons. I was only supposed to use 2 but accidentally gave 3 to the cashier and they all scanned without a beep! New total = 15.98 - 6 = $9.98.
D) Stack the Biore coupons with Rite Aid $5/$25 coupon, making the new total $4.98.
E) I just checked my status for the SCR and found that my purchase did qualify for $5 SCR, making the purchase completely FREE!

New to shopping RiteAid the frugal way? Check out RiteAid 101 to get started.

Thanks Layla at CouponJourney!

Diabetes free trial offer... Cymbalta


This is a new offer from Cymbalta... get a free brochure, questions to help you talk to your Doctor, and a free trial offer with you prescription for Cymbalta. They don't specifically tell you what the trial offer is, but it is likely some samples of the medication.

Don't know if you need it... you're not committing to anything by signing up for the information. Simply sign up... check out the information, then decide if it's something you should talk to your Dr. about.

Another opportunity for free information and offers is at Quality Health.
Simply click on the box above to find out more.

Free Computer Games...

PopCap Games

I don't often play games on the computer.
My sister recently got me started on Farm Town in facebook, but other than that I don't have the time to "play" on the computer.

I remember a few years ago, well... probably more than a few, but I don't want to show my age ... when the computer was mainly for games and sometimes helped with school papers.

My sister on the other hand, the one that got me started on Farm Town, she and her Hubby love computer games!

One game I've come to like my mother actually introduced me to. Bejeweled.
I like Bejeweled because it doesn't take a lot of skill or thought... you can kind of mindlessly play it.

Now they have a new version out... Bejeweled 2, which I have yet to try but hope to one of these days. :)

A great place to play games for free is PopCap. You can find the Bejeweled games and lots of others there where you can play them for free.

If you get tired of the ads and the time it takes to load a game, you can purchase them... but many of them you don't have to.

I have enjoyed it off and on through the years when I have some free time and happen to think about it.

Pop Cap Mini Logo

T.G.I.Fridays.... $5 coupons..

T.G.I. Fridays is introducing it's Bring Your Own Buddy program

Now through the end of August, take $5 off each entree for each buddy you bring with you when you print a coupon here and take it with you.

You can also text BYOB13 to MYTGIF
and get a coupon sent to your mobile phone if you like....

Now that's technology!

New Coupons @!!

Free Coupons is a great resource for coupons!

Here are the new ones I see....

Bic $1 off 2
Cheez-It Crackers $.75 off
Kellogg's Cinnabon Bars $1 off
Aleve $1 off
Betty Crocker Warm Delights $.50 off
Nature Valley Bars $.50 off
Pillsbury Savorings $1 off
Hefty One-Zip FreshExends $1 off

I love them because you can just print what you want and you don't have to worry about getting a page full of advertisements printing with them like some of the other sites do.

Meijer Deals 7/26-8/1...

Here are some of the best deals for Meijer the week of July 26th-August 1st.
Let me know if you see something I missed.

Deals here are based on my local ad in Central Indiana where my local store doubles coupons to $.50. Check here to see your local ad for any differences in pricing.

10 for 10, Get the 11th free

CoffeeMate Liquid Creamer $1
-$.50 RP 6/28

Betty Crocker Warm Delights $1
-$.50 SS 6/28

Land 'O Lakes Spreadable Butter $1
-$.40 SS 6/21
=$.20 each

Hormel Sliced Pepperoni $1
-$.75 SS 6/21
=$.25 each

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits $1
-$.35 SS 7/12
=$.30 each

Sunny D Select Varieties $1
-$.55 SS 6/14
=$.45 each

Totinos Pizza Rolls $1
-$.4o/2 RP 7/12
=$.60 each

Hamburger Helpers $1
-$1/3 SS 6/7
=$.67 each

2Liter Pepsi Products $1
Bella Mushrooms $1
Smuckers Grape Jelly $1
Hot Wheels 2 pack $1

Other Deals ....

Dannon Danactive or Activa $2
-$1 SS 5/10
=$1 each

Johnsonville Smoked Brats $3
-$.35 SS 6/28
=$2.30 each
Betty Crocker Warm Delights

Thanks LoveSavingWithCoupons & HotCouponWorld!

New to Meijer? Having trouble finding/printing Meijer Mealbox coupons? See my Meijer 101 post.

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Britax $45 off with Free Shipping!

Right now Amazon has a closeout going on with two of their Britax Car Seats!

They both ship free if you select one from the Amazon store.

You can find them here!

I know Britax is very well known for their quality and is sought after. I just happened upon this deal and thought I'd pass the info along... just in case one of you readers is looking for one.

CVS Deals 7/26-8/1

Once again, CVS is having a Sunday -Tuesday list of specials deals.

Sunday-Tuesday Only...

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste $2.88, Get $2 ECB (limit 1)
-$1 SS 7/12
-$1 Coupon
=$1 Profit

Pilot EasyTouch Pen 2 pk $.99, Get $.99 (limit 2)

Caliber Composition Book $.99, Get $.99 ECB (limit 2)

Caliber or CVS Erasers, Push-pins, or Binder Caps $.99, Get $.99 (limit 2)

Caliber Index or Pencil Box $.99, Get $.99 ECB (limit 2)

Swingline Tot Stapler or Caliber Sticky Notes 2pk $.99, Get $.99 ECB (limit 2)

Georgia Specific Copy Paper $5, Buy 2 Get $5 ECB (limit 4)
=$2.50 each

Deals Good All Week...

CVS Tampons $1.89, Get $1.89 ECB (limit 1)

Herbal Essences Shampoo/Conditioner/Styler $2.99, get $1 ECB (limit 1)
Buy 2 products (1 must be a styler)
-$1 PG 7/5
-B1G1 Styler Free
*Use one of each coupon

=$1 Each
Aussie Shampoo/Conditioner/Styler $2.99, get 1 ECB (limit 1)
-$2/2 RP 7/26
=$1.49 each

Bic Pencils or Triumph Pens B1G1 Free

Coupons available online for this weeks deals

New to shopping CVS the frugal way? Check out my CVS 101 post for help getting started.

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Save Money at Theme Parks..

Summer is almost over, but the theme parks are still going strong!

Hubby and I are taking the little guy to Holiday World this weekend and it struck me.. I always look for a discount wherever we go, but many people really do that?

Theme parks offer discounts in various ways....

  • Hubby was able to get a discount coupon for Holiday World from his employer.
  • You can often get a discount for various theme parks if you're a member of AAA.
  • Check you Entertainment Book if the park is relatively local, you may find a discount there as well. The best deal on these right now is through Cashbaq.
  • If you purchase your tickets online, you may save vs. buying them at the gate.
  • Do a search online for discounts for the park you will be visiting. Sometime you can find information about various ways to save at a particular park.
  • Keep your eyes open during the summer.. You might just find discount coupons at a store or restaurant. I recently saw 40% off coupons at my local Wendy's for King's Island. Pick a few up just in case you or someone you know could use them.

Hubby's learned through the years too to pay attention... he had heard a few people at work talking about having been to Holiday World recently, so he asked them later about the pricing. He found out that you can potentially save money if you buy a one day ticket and later upgrade vs. buying a two day ticket when you get there.

I also plan to save on food while we are there...

  • I plan to make breakfast in the mornings, and bring sandwiches for our lunches.
  • I printed out the menus for the park to take with us so we can make an good decisions when we do eat in the park. This may save us money and time... No wondering around the park trying to decide what to eat. Hubby and I often order one meal and split the sides (if there are any) at theme parks to save on cost.
  • I did a search on to find out if there were any local restaurants for a nice dinner away from the park. Love'm!! Great time to buy... right now they are offering 80% off!! See how it works here.

Watch out for hidden expenses...

Many theme parks charge for parking, lockers, strollers, etc. Make sure you plan for these expenses.

One park we visited a few years ago charged you parking every time you came and let... at a whopping $12 fee each time!! Really!!

We are looking forward to our trip away,
and know we're getting the best deal we can.

You can do this with any theme park...

Spend a little time and do your research before you make any purchases to be sure you get the best deal out there.... You'll be glad you did!

Have Fun!!

Walgreens Deals 7/26-8/1

Not a lot going on this week at Walgreens...

July 26-August 1st

Goody Ouchless Hair Accessories $3.99, get $3.99 Rebate
=$1 Profit

Starbucks Frappacino 4/$5, or $1.25 each with in-ad coupon
-$1 SS 6/21
=$.25 each

Conair Gel Strips Hair Dryer $14.99, get $10 RR
=$4.99 each

New to shopping Walgreens the frugal way?
Check out my Walgreens 101 to get started.

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Free Tea Today at McAlister's!!

Get a free tea today just for stopping by McAlisters!
So many restaurants are are participating in free deals lately...
thanks to our wonderful economy I'm sure.

Do take advantage of this one if you can!

If you've never had their tea before, it is very good.
It comes in a nice size plastic cup you can take with you.
Enjoy!! 80% off ... Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

Get 80% off right now at gift certificates!! is a great way to make a nice dinner out affordable. The certificates represent a significant savings over the regular cost of dining out and they are each good for 1 year from the date of purchase... so you have a long time to get to that restaurant!

You can even use certificates for vacation!

Most certificates have requirements that you must meet to redeem the certificate... so do read the fine print. There's never been a requirement that stopped me from making a purchase, but you should make yourself aware of the requirement for each certificate you purchase.

Make the most of your savings and buy a Dinner of the Month Club! Get 80% off of the Dinner of the Month Club prices, and get a bonus certificate with your purchase. With the Dinner of the Month club you will get a code sent to your email each month and you can then go purchase your certificate with that code. You can keep them and use them all yourself, or give them away as gifts.

Dinner of the Month Club Deals....

Buy 3 Months (3 $25 gift certificates), & get a bonus $10 certificate for $6

Buy 6 Months (6 $25 gift certificates) & get a bonus $25 gift certificate for $12

Buy 12 Months (get 12 $25 gift certificates) & get a bonus $50 gift certificate for $24

Simply use the link above to get your discount & enjoy your meal!

Survey Savvy... Another Great Survey Site!

Survey Savvy is a survey site that I have
been signed up with for awhile that I like.

I don't get a lot of surveys from them, but I don't get any spam from them either.

With Survey Savvy, your earnings accumulate until your request a payment. This is great for me, because I like to wait until I have a decent amount before I cash out.... saving me multiple trips to the bank or a chance of losing one of those checks.

You can find more Works for me Wednesday tips/ideas here.

Free Entertainment Book!!

Right now get a Free Entertainment Book (+ $1.98 s/h)...

That's right, a great find!

You could even profit from the purchase!

Here's how...

The 2009 Entertainment Books are on sale currently for $7.99, and Cashbaq is giving $8 back for each one purchased... making them free + s/h, making it $1.98.

Sign up for Cashbaq here if you're not yet a member= $3 profit!
Cashbaq is a free program that gives you money back when you shop through their links. If you are a new member and you make a purchase you get an additional $5 for signing up with them! Making the deal a $3 money maker after you pay the s/h.

If you're already a member, you can go here and your Entertainment book will be free + $1.98 s/h.

The Entertainment Book is a great resource for coupons, and if you've never had one, now is a good time to see if they would be a good investment for you on an annual basis.

Personalized Elmo CD .. Discounted at More4Kids

Elmo Personalized Music
This special is only good through Wednesday, 7/22/09... so act fast if you child loves Elmo!

Sale priced at $14.95
Reg. $24.95

Kids love music, and personalized songs make music even more fun.

More4Kids offers lots of other CD's
and personalized kids products too if Elmo's not the favorite.

This Elmo CD has 23 tracks and will say your child's name more than 60 times.

Free Pie Server...

Get a free cake pie server at Eden Dreams Cake Boutique
right now for a limited time.

Limit one per address and per name. Available while supplies last.

Don't Forget: Free Pastry today at Starbucks!

Starbucks is getting in on the recent freebies!

Coffee is a favorite... and a freebie makes it even Yummier (is that a word?)
Get your coupon here.

Today...they are offering a free pastry
with the purchase of any beverage before 10:30 am!!

Offer not valid in Hawaii and certain locations. See coupon for more details. I recommend you call your local Starbucks before making the trip.

Starbucks: Free Pastry with Beverage Purchase!

Starbucks is getting in on the recent freebies!

Coffee is a favorite... and a freebie makes it even Yummier (is that a word?)
Get your coupon here.

Tomorrow they are offering a free pastry with the purchase of any beverage between the hours of ..
the Opening of the location and 10:30 am.

Offer not valid in Hawaii and certain locations. See coupon for more details. I recommend you call your local Starbucks before making the trip.

Meijer Deals 7/19-7/25...

Here are the best of the Meijer deals that I see this week,
July 19-July 25, 2009.

Let me know if you see something I missed.

Deals here are based on my local ad in Central Indiana where my local store doubles coupons to $.50. Check here to see your local ad for any differences in pricing.

No Coupons necessary....

Kraft Mac & Cheese $.50
Buy 6, get $2 Catalina good on your next purchase
=$3, get $2 ... total cost 6/$1

Meijer Milk $1.98 gallon

HomeGrown HoneyRock Melons $1.48
HomeGrown GreenBeans $.99 lb
HomeGrown Bunch Radishes $.69 lb
HomeGrown Zucchini or Yellow Squash $.77 lb
HomeGrown Cabbage $.33 lb

Washington Cherries $1.99 lb

Coupons needed for the best deals below...

Sargento Cheese Shreds 1/2 price
-$1/2 SS 6/21

Yoplait Yogurt $.50 each
-$.40/6 SS 6/7, 7/12
=$.47 each

Aunt Millies Select Varities Bread/Buns $1.25
-$.35 RP 5/10
=$.55 each

Ball Park Hot Dogs $1.25
-$1/2 RP 6/28
=$.75 each

Quaker Rice Cakes $1
Buy 5
-$1/5 Meijer Mealbox
=$.80 each

Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage $2
Buy 2
-$1/2 RP 6/28
=$1.50 each

Kashi Cereal or Bars $3
-$1.50 Bar Coupon
-$1.50 Cereal Coupon
=$1.50 each

Edy's Ice Cream $2.50 each
Buy 2
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
=$2 each (stock up!)

Haagen Dazs Ice Cream $2.50
Buy 3
=$2.17 each

Buy any 10 Items below for $20 (minus coupons, of course)
Get $5 Catalina good on next purchase!

Gen.Mills Chex Cereals $2
Buy 2
-$1/2 SS 6/14
=$1.50 each
(get $5 Catalina when you buy 10 participating General Mills items)

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt $2
=$1 each

Yo-Plus, Go-gurt or Trix for Kids Yogurt $2
-$.40 Go-gurt or Trix,
=$1.20 each

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix $2
Buy 2
-$75/2 SS 7/19
=$1.63 each

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad $2
Buy 2
-$1/2 SS 6/28
=$1.50 each

Bisquick $2
-$.60 SS 5/31
=$1.40 each

Pillsbury Cookie Dough $2
Buy 2
-$1/2 SS 7/12
=$1.50 each

Ortega Dinner Kits $2
Buy 2
-$1/2 SS 4/19
=$1.50 each

Buy $10 of any combination of Keebler, Eggo, Sunshine, & Kellogg's products, get $10 off a backpack... the following products qualify.

Backpacks are B1G1 for $1 this week (of equal or lesser value of course). You should be able to get the $10 off the first one and pay $1 for the second one making the deal even better than last weeks. I have not yet tried this... let me know if you it worked for you.
My friend Jill (thanks girlfriend!) emailed to say she tried the get to do the double backpack deal at our local Meijer and they wouldn't let her... so your mileage may vary on this one.

Pop Tarts $2.50
-$.55 RP 6/7
=$1.95 each

Keebler Cookies, Assorted Varieties $2.50
Buy 2
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
=$2 each

Eggo's $1.98

Select Kellogg's Cereals 3/$8

Recommended Coupons available online...

Meijer Mealbox Coupons
Edy's Ice Cream
Keebler Cookies
Quaker Rice Cakes
Haagen Dazs
Yoplait Yogurt
Go-gurt or Trix Yogurt

Other coupons
Kashi Bars
Kashi Cereal

New to Meijer? Having trouble finding/printing Meijer Mealbox coupons?
See my Meijer 101 post.

Thanks to KingdomKlipper, MacombMoneySavers, LoveSavingWithCoupons &

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