Magic Jack... Cheap Phone Service!

Sign up for a free 30 Day Trial of MagicJack!

Hubby and I have contemplated getting rid of our home phone because we both have cell phones. I've been hesitant to do it because we have a little guy and I want to keep the home phone for babysitters (although most of them have cell phones themselves these days) and 911 purposes.

Our home phone service is the basic minimum that they allow, yet it still costs us nearly $25 a month... and that only includes local calls and no extras like caller Id, forwarding, 3-way, etc.

Recently a family member mentioned something to us about the Magic Jack. It comes with great reviews from them.

The cost compared to regular phone rates is awesome at $19.95 a year after your initial startup... and it's free national coverage, including Canada if I've read all of the details correctly.

You also get... Free directory assistance, voice mail, call waiting, caller id, three way calls, & call fowarding!

You get to pick your area code so your local friends and family can still call you for free.

You do have to have some kind of high speed internet service to be able to use it. Read more about those details here.

Hubby and I are seriously considering trying the service to see how we like it. If it works well for us, we will then disconnect our regular home phone service.

If you're using it... let me know what you think :)

KitchenAid Mixer on Sale with Freebie!

Right now at Amazon you can get this 5 Qt. KitchenAid Mixer
for $259.95 w/free shipping!!
(in white... other colors cost a bit more)

Plus... Get your choice of a Slicer/Shredder or Food Grinder Attachment for free after rebate... details here- see under Rebate offer.

Wii... $199 w/ $25 Amazon Gift Card!!

Right now at
Get a new Wii Console for a new low price of $199!

To top that...
they are including a $25 Gift Card for any future purchase at details here.

Plus... Shipping is free too!!

It's like paying $175 for the Wii!! Wow... and to think you could hardly get your hands on one the last few years at Christmas. I already have one, or I'd be jumping in on this one... my four year old loves it.

You can even download a lot of older games for various systems too... my son loves the older versions of Mario Brothers! He always wants to play the games with the red and green guys. How cute is that?!?!?

If you're even considering a Wii for Christmas...
Now's the time to make it official!

Lots of games & accessories are on sale right now too... be sure to check them out as well :)

Meijer Deals 9/27-10/3...

Here are some of the best deals for Meijer
the week of September 27-October 3rd!

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.

Center Half Cut Boneless Pork Loin $1.39 lb

Garden Fresh Hummus $1.99 each

Select Variety Apples $.99 lb

Lay's Potato Chips $1.89

Green Giant Valley Steamers $1
-$.50 Coupon here, or here

Betty Crocker Frosting $1.49
Buy 2
-$.50 SS 8/9, 9/13 (use 2)
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox


Betty Crocker Warm Delights $1.49
Buy 2
-$.50 SS 8/9, 9/13 (use 2)
-$1/2 Meij. Mealbox


Yoplait Yogurt Single Serve $.47


=$.30 each

Lysol Neutra Air Aerosol $1.50
Buy 2
-$1 SS 8/30 (use 2)
-$1/2 Meij. Mealbox


Ortega Taco Seasoning $.70
Buy 4
-$.75/2 SS 9/13 (use 2)
-$1/4 Meij. Mealbox

=$.06 each

Chex Mix $1.19
=$.19 each

Cheerios Snack Mix $1.19
-$.50 SS 8/9
=$.19 each

Propel Fitness Water $.59
Buy 5
-$1/5 Meij. Mealbox

=$.39 each

Mueller's Pasta $.79
-$.55/2 SS 8/9
=$.52 each

Aunt Millies Bread $1.25
-$.35 RP 8/16
=$.55 each

Hamburger Helper $1
Buy 3
-$.75/3 SS 9/13

= $.66 each

Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot $1.69
Buy 2
-$.50/2, SS 9/13
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox

=$.69 each

Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce $.99
Buy 5
-$1/5 Meij. Mealbox

=$.79 each

Cream of Wheat $2.49
Buy 3
-$.75 SS 9/20 (use 3)
-$1/3 Meij. Mealbox

=$1.40 each

John Morrell Off-the-Bone Lunchmeat $1.99
- B3G1 Free coupon SS 7/26
=$1.49 each

Bob Evans Pork Roll Sausage $1.99
-$.25 SS 8/23
=$1.49 each

Special K Bars $2.49
Buy 2
-$1/2 Meij. Mealbox

=$1.49 each

Fiber One Bars $2.39
Buy 3
-$.40 (use 2.... 3 if you can get them!)
-$1/3 Meij. Mealbox

=$1.59 each

Chex Bars $2.39
Buy 3
-$.60 (use 2... 3 if you can get them!)
-$1/3 Meij. Mealbox

-$1.66 each

Breyers Ice Cream $2.49
Buy 2
-$1/2 Meij. Mealbox

=$1.99 each

Coupons online...
Grn Giant Steamers here & here
Chex Mix
Fiber One
Betty Crocker Frt. by the Foot
Hamburger Helper

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

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& LittleMissKnowitAll!

Walgreens $5 off $25 coupon!!

Walgreens has a $5 off $25 coupon good Sept. 29-30th....
Today and Tomorrow only!!

So make your trip to Walgreens early this week if you're going to make it... these usually come later in the week, must be trying to get us there before we spend our budget elsewhere :)

Walgreens Deals 9/27-10/3...

Here are the best of the deals I see this week at Walgreens...
September 27th-October 3rd.

Loads of freebies and moneymakers this week...
Take advantage!

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion $6.99, Get $6.99 RR
-$1.50 Coupon
=$1.50 Profit

Gilette Fusion Razor $8.99, Get $6 RR
-$4 PG 9/27
=$1.01 Profit

Dentek Floss or Floss Picks $2, Get $2 RR
-$1 Coupon
-$1 All You Magazine (April & May)
=$1 Profit

Oral-B Advantage Toothpaste $3, Get $3 RR
-$.75 PG 9/27
=$.75 Profit

Halls Refresh Sugar Free Cough Drops $1, Get $1 RR
-$.75 SS 9/27
-$.50 All You Magazine (Oct)
=$.50-$.75 Profit

Theraflu 2/$8, Get $4 RR
-$2 Wags Healthy Savings Book (will take $2 off for each one purchased) Found on store counters in Walgreens.
Buy 2, get $4 off for coupon

Chapstick Fresh Effects $2.99, Get $2.99 RR


Robitussin DM To Go $2.49, Get $2.49 RR

Herbal Essence Hair Care $2.99, Get $2 RR
-$1 SS 9/13, 8/23

Hershey's Candy Bar $.49 with ad coupon
-$.55 Reese's SS 8/23

Emergen C Booster $3.49, Get $3.49 RR

Walgreen's Toilet Bowl Cleaner $.39 with in ad coupon

Butterball Chick Broth 2/$1 with in ad coupon

Brach's or Harvest Fare Carmels 2/$3, Get $1 RR wyb 2
=$1 each

Dayquil, NyQuil, Vicks 2/$10, Get $5 RR
=$2.50 each

Coupons online...

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

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CVS Deals 9/27-10/3...

Here are the best deals I see for this week, September 27th-October 3rd.

Sunday-Tuesday Only...

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion $7.99, Get $7 ECB (limit 1)
-$1.50 Coupon
=$.50 Profit

Hershey's, Mars, Nestle assorted 8 pack $.88
-$.55 SS 8/23
=$.33 each

Hershey's, Mars, Nestle 9.34-22 oz, $2
-$1 Hershey Dark SS 9/27
-$1 Kisses SS 9/13
-$1/3 Snack Bags SS 9/27

=$1-$1.67 each

Duracell Batteries $10 (big pks- see ad)

Deals Good all Week...

Mom's Best Natural Cereal $1
-$.75 Coupon
=$.25 each

Single Serve Cereal Cups $1
=$.45 each

Speed Stick $1.99
=$.49 each

Gilette Fusion $9.99, Get $5 ECB (limit 1)
-$4 PG 9/27
=$.99 each

Pond's Products B1G1 Free (start @ $4.59)
-$1.50 Coupon (use 2)
=$1.59/2 wyb 2 $4.59 products

Quaker Granola Bars $2.50
-$1 Coupon
=$1.50 each

Almay Mascara $5.99, Get $3 ECB (limit 1)
-$1 SS 9/13, or 8/2
=$1.99 each

Thermacare Heat Wraps $6.99, Get $1 ECB (limit 5)
-$2 RP 9/27
=$3.99 each

Prilosec OTC 42 Ct $22.99, Get $3 ECB
-$1 PG 8/30
Get a free Sample here.

Alli Refill $59.99, Get $10 ECB
-$15 RP 7/26

P&G ECB Deal...
Buy $25 worth of participating products, Get $10 ECB... the following products qualify.

Bounty Basics 6 pack $6
-$1 PG 9/27
=$5 each

Tide 20-40 loads $6
-$1 PG 9/27
=$5 each

Puffs Facial Tissue $1
-$.25/3 PG 9/27
=$.92 each

Dawn Dish Liquid $1
-$.25 PG 9/27
=$.75 each

Bounce Dryer Bar $4
-$2 PG 8/30
=$2 each
Speed Stick
GM Cereal

Other Coupons
Mother's Best Cereal
Quaker Granola Bars

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

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Thanks IHeartCVS, AThriftyMom, CouponSavingGame,
and DealFindingChik!

Getting a pool.... Used one that is...

I've been busy this week...

Helping Hubby prepare for a pool :)
(above ground in case you're wondering)

He found a used one that we looked at for cheap... $600 for the pool and heater. The heater itself is worth that!

We'd been considering getting a new one, but the cost after buying the pool and putting on a deck (which we would do ourselves) was just too much. So, after much consideration we decided to wait it out a few years... that's when he found the used one.

We were able to buy the deck from him too for $150 more. We will need to add to it some... our city says we have to have a fence or security around the pool. But, after I clean & stain it, it will have saved us a lot of money!!

More details and pics to come soon :)

Loving the Garden!! Saving Money Too!!

One of the great things my parents did
when I was growing up was planting a garden!

I didn't appreciate way back then, but now I know what a job it was and why they did it!

I learned a lot helping and watching mom and dad in the garden. Dad always took care of the tilling and most of the planting, we all took care of the weeding and harvesting, and mom was the one in charge of the canning and freezing of the harvest.

Mom & Dad always let us help them... Actually I don't know if they let us or if it was expected. I say "let" because I now know that having a child involved can make things a bit more time consuming :)

When I was dating my husband, he always thought I was strange because I said I loved tomatoes, but I would always pick them off of things when we went out. I had to explain to him that they just weren't the same as home... he would eventually come to understand what I meant.

Hubby and I have had several gardens since we were married, the first a small one behind the duplex we were renting.. mainly tomatoes, the next a larger one behind our first home, and now an even bigger one at the back our of property.

We've slowly moved up in size and veggie varieties along the way. The last several years I taken to canning and freezing what I think I'll need for the winter months. I still buy some veggies as we can't grow everything ourselves, but we always plant our favorites!

Homegrown veggies taste so much better than store bought because they are picked vine ripe. You have to try them to understand this. Don't have a garden yourself? The next best thing is usually the roadside fruit/veggie stands selling seasonal local produce. You will sometimes pay less than grocery prices for better quality too.

I grew up loving to get my hands dirty, but also tasting the bountiful harvest. There's not much better than a ripe red tomato fresh from the garden, or a garden fresh BLT! YUMMY! I've mustered up the courage to sometimes eat those pink fleshy rounds they call tomatoes when we go out, but now Hubby won't eat them.

Canning and freezing veggies allows us to enjoy them all year long. I try to put away enough to get us through the winter until the next harvest comes. This saves us money and makes the garden worth the effort! I've actually come to enjoy canning... it's great to see the volume of veggies I can put away and know that they are better for my family. Plus... I can say, "I did that" when we load our arms full to store away. :)

Tips for you...

If you've never planted veggies before...
Start with one or two things and see how it goes. Keep up with weeds along the way, and be patient. Veggies seem like they'll never be ready, but then when they are they'll be plentiful.

You can plant in veggies in containers too!
If you don't have room for a tilled area in the backyard, or if you just want a few plants. Just about anything that produces it's crop above the soil can be grown in containers. If you're looking for tomatoes, they now have varieties just for container gardening. Containers need watered daily most of the summer. Be sure you have plenty of room for their root system too!

Pair tomatoes with containers of marigolds for a great color combo. Plus, an added bonus... insects don't like marigolds so they help protect your precious plants from insects.

Swagbucks: Why I Love'em

Search & Win

If you've been a blog surfer, you've probably already heard about Swagbucks somewhere along the way... But are you using them?

It took me several sites before I finally decided to give them a try
and I have to say I wish I had signed up sooner!

What is Swagbucks? Swagbucks is simply a search engine. Just like Google or Yahoo, you can search whatever it is you are looking for online. Everytime you do a search you have the opportunity to win "SwagBucks" that you can later redeem for prizes. All you have to do is sign up and do your searches through them. Get your friends to sign up under you and earn even more "bucks".

Lately I've been getting a SwagBuck worth 1 point every few searches that I do through Swagbucks. You will get the occasional larger point Swagbuck as well.

My favorite prize is a $5 Amazon Gift Card you can purchase with 45 Swagbucks. So far I've redeemed two of them and have more than 260 Swagbucks accumulated... which is good for 5 more $5 gift cards. See the bottom of the page for my current balance of Swagbucks.

Search & Win

Gevalia.. Great Coffee Deal!


Right now you can get 3 coffees for $3!


they give you a free travel mug too!

I've tried Gevalia and love their coffees.... Yum!
They offer a continuing shipment at the duration and quantity of your choice.

Here's how to do it....
  • Sign up for the great deal.... Simply click image above to get the special deal.
  • You get to choose what 3 coffees you'd like to try with your shipment.
  • Decide how often you want to receive their coffees, and what kinds.
  • Give them a call and let them know what you want and how often.
  • If you don't want any further coffees... simply let them know.

Meijer Deals 9/20-9/26...

Here are some of the best deals for Meijer the week of September 20-26th!

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.

Deals good without Coupons...

Ground Beef from Chuck $1.79 lb
Meijer Gallon Milk $1.98
Kraft Mac & Cheese $.49 each
Strawberries 1 lb $2

Oscar Mayer Lunchables $1, Get $1 Catalina
=$1 Profit or Free

Look for store coupons for these by the ads at your local Meijer.
See bottom of last page of ad for details on the catalina.

Deals with Coupons...

Crystal Light On the Go Drink Mix 7-10 ct, $2
Buy 2
-$2/2 SS 9/13
-$1 Meijer Mealbox (use 2)


Purina One Cat Food $5.97
-$5 Meijer coupon
-$3 RP 9/13


Mt. Olive Pickles $1.67
Buy 2
-$.50 SS 8/16 (use 2)
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox

=$.17 each

Pillsbury Grands $.99
-$.35 SS 7/12


Del Monte Veggies $.69

Buy 3
-$1/3 Meijer Mealbox
=$.36 each

Knorr Pasta/Rice Sides $1
Buy 2
-$.50/2 RP 8/2
=$.50 each

Barilla Pasta $1.25
-$1/2 SS 8/23
-$1/3 Meijer Mealbox

=$.58 each

Ziploc Bags $2
-$.40 SS 9/13 (use 2)
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
=$.70 each

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.50

=$.70 each

Ziploc Containers $2
Buy 2
-$1.50/2 SS 9/13
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
=$.75 each

Breakstone Cottage Cheese $1.98
-$ Meijer Mealbox
=$.98 each

Coupons available online...

Oscar Mayer
Betty Crocker

Meijer Mealbox Coupons
Crystal Light
Del Monte

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

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Rite Aid Deals 9/20-9/26...

Get a $5.00 off $20.00 coupon here... must watch some videos to get coupon.
**Please note... if you have already printed this out, use a different email address!

Also going on right now...

Gift of Savings from Rite Aid:
From September 13-October 17th

Spend $25-$50, Get $5 back
Spend $50.01-$100, Get $10 back
Spend over $100, Get $20 back

M&M Mars Candy Bars 2/$.88
-$1/2 RP 8/23
-B1G1 Free SS 8/23
-$.55 RP 8/23 (use 2)
=Free-$.22 each

Listerine Total Care Anti-Cavity Mouthwash $2.99
-$ SS 3/15
-$1 SCR #53 (rebate)

Aquafresh Iso-active Toothpaste $3.49
-$1 RP 9/20
-$1 Coupon
-$1.50 SCR

New to Rite Aid? Check out Rite Aid 101

to learn how to shop there and save!

Thanks Layla at CouponJourney!

Walgreens Deals 9/20-9/26...

Here are the best of the deals I see this week at Walgreens...
September 20-26th

Roots of Nature Hair Products $6, Get $6 RR
-$1 Coupon
=$1 Profit

Thermacare Heat Wrap Single Pack $2.49, Get $2.50 RR
-$1 Coupon
=$1 Profit

Royal Jello $.20 each

Campbell's Cream Soups $.89
-$1/2 Coupon
=$.39 each

Aussie Products $2.99, Get $2 RR
-$2/2 RP 9/13
=$.49 each

Nestle Toll House Morsels $1.99
-$.50 RP 9/13
=$1.49 each

Roots of Nature

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

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CVS Deals 9/20-9/26...

Here are the best deals I see for this week, September 20th-26th

Not a lot this week...
I need a good week to spend some ECB's!

Three Day Sale... Sunday-Tuesday

Sally Hansen Nail Color B1G1 Free $.99+

Buy 2 at $.99
-$.50 RP 9/13 (use 2)

Deals good all week...

Dry Idea, Right Guard Sport, Xtreme $2.99, Get $1 ECB (limit 3)
-$1 Right Guard Coupon
=$.99 each

Zantac 30-30 ct $9.99, Get $3 ECB (limit 2)
-$5 Coupon

Pepsi Product 12 packs 4/$12, Get $3 ECB wyb 4 (limit 1)
-$.25 Coupon (use 4)
=$2 each

Coupons Available Online...
Right Guard

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

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Seventh Avenue: $20 off $20

This is a great find!

Seventh Avenue has a coupon floating around for $20 off any $20 or more purchase!
Don't know how long it will last.

Make it even better with Ebates by getting 4% back ...
  • Go to Ebates- Log-in or Sign up
  • Find Seventh Avenue and click on it
  • Shop
  • Use code SA20 to get $20 off your total

Also... if you're new to Ebates you get a $5 signup bonus.

Check out the sale section for some great buys!

The jacket above retails for $139-$149, now on sale for $26.99-$28.99. Take the $20 coupon off making it $6.99-$8.99 (price depends on size) and get 4% back from Ebates (plus $5 if you're a new member).

You can buy several items that add up to $20 or more to get the discount as well.

Ebates is a free program that gives you cash back for shopping through their links. They offer many different merchants to purchase through. I always check to see if they store I'm buying from has any cash back through them before I make my purchase.

Thanks MoneySavingMethods!

Discover Card... Coupons in Newspaper

Discover More CBB

Many of you will who get the Sunday paper for coupons noticed the coupons for purchasing items with the Discover Card.

I venture to guess we will see more of these in the future as many people are trying to get rid of their credit card debts.

I came across this $50 promotion, possibly making it worth it to sign up for the card if you don't already have one...

Get up to $50 back when you use your new Discover Card.

Now... I'm not a big promoter of credit cards, in fact, I don't like them. But, if you're thinking of signing up for the card to use the coupons anyway... might as well get a bonus too!

Rather have continuing rewards?

They offer some cards with other benefits as well...
Miles by Discover Card Gives you travel miles for your purchases.

Discover Motiva Card Gives your interest back twice a year.
Discover Clear Card Gives 0% Intro APR, no annual fee
Discover More Card for Students Gives 5% back on many student based purchases

Baby Universe Coupon...

Get $5 off $25 just for entering your email address.

Click Here and wait for rotating banner with $5 off $25 posted on it.

Lots of cute things for babies to kids!
Check out their outlet section for even better buys.

Curves: Free Diet Plan...


Right now... Sign up to get a free diet plan from Curves.
No further commitment required. Just click on link above to learn more.

I signed up just to see how their plan differs from W.Watchers. I've considered trying Curves fitness program and am trying to decide between them and a regular gym... any input would be helpful :)

Meijer Deals 9/13-9/19...

Here are some of the best deals for Meijer the week of September 13-19th!
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.

Good Buys without Coupons...

3lb Bag of Apples -select varieties $1.99
Romaine Hearts 6 pk $2.99

Kellogg's Cereals $1.99 (select varieties) $1.99
Buy 5 Get Gallon of Meijer Milk Free

Doritos $1.99

Kool-Aid Jammers 10 pk $1.69
Buy 5, Get $5 off at Register
=$.69 each

Good Buys with Coupons...

Ken's or Wishbone Salad Dressing $.99
Buy 2
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
-$1 SS 8/2
-$2 SS 8/2
=$1.02-$2.02 Profit

Campbell's Soup (select varieties) $.59
Buy 2
-$1/2 Coupon
=$.09 each

Mott's Applesauce $1.69
Buy 2, use 2 Manufacturer coupons
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
-$.50 ($1 off when doubled)
-$1 Coupon

=$.19 each

Quaker Oats $1.49
Buy 2
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
-$1.25/2 RP 8/30

=$.37 each

Dannon Single Yogurts $.49
Buy 10
-$1/10 SS 9/13

=$.39 each

Ronzoni Healthy Pasta $.99
Buy 2

=$.49 each

Aunt Jemima Syrup $1.49
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
-$1/2 RP 8/30

=$.49 each

Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers $2.50
-$2 Coupon

Ragu Pasta Sauce $1.29
Buy 2
-$.60/2 RP 9/13

=$.99 each

Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix $2.49
Buy 2
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
-$1/2 RP 8/30

=$1.49 each

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh $2.50
Buy 2
-$2/2 Meijer Mealbox

=$1.50 each

Kraft Cheese Singles $2
Buy 5 Get $5 off at register instantly
-$1 Meijer Mealbox Coupon (use 2)


Weight Watchers Smart Ones $1.87
Buy 5
-$1/5 Coupon
=$1.68 each

Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon $2.50
Buy 2
-$1.50/2 SS 8/30

=$1.75 each

Horizon Organic Milk $2.99
-$1 Meijer Mealbox

Coupons Available online...

Meijer Mealbox Coupons...
Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
Aunt Jemima Syrup
Horizon Organic Milk
Kraft Cheese Singles
Quaker Oats

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh

Other coupons online...
Healthy Choice

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

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Thanks LittleMissKnowItAll, MummyDeals!

Up to 5 Coupon Inserts This Weekend!!

Don't miss getting your newspapers this weekend!

Collect as many as you can! Ask your friends, family and neighbors for there extras... they may look at you like you're crazy, but this week it might just be worth it :)

Sources tell me there will be possible be 5... count'em 5 inserts this upcoming weekend!

They will be...
2 Redplum
2 SmartSource
1 General Mills

For a total of somewhere close to 200 coupons!

As always... if you purchase papers at a news stand, be sure the coupon inserts are all there before making your purchase. I learned that lesson the hard way!

Walgreens Deals 9/13-9/19...

Here are the best of the deals I see this week at Walgreens...
September 13-19th.

Children's Triaminic Thin Strips 2/$10, Get $5 RR
-$1.50 Coupon (use 2)
-$2 Walgreens coupon (Healthy Savings book found near some pharmacy's)
=$2 Profit

True North Snacks $3, Get $3 RR
-$1 SS 2/8
-$1 Coupon
=$1 Profit

Murine Ear Drop Kit $6, Get $6 RR

Neosporin $3.99, Buy 2 Get $3 RR

-$1 Coupon (use 2)
-$2 Walgreens coupon (Children's activity book by pharmacy)
=$1 profit

Coupons available online...
True North

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

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Thanks Saverella, Deallicious, & IHeartWags!

CVS Deals 9/13-9/19...

Here are the best deals I see for this week, September 9th-19th.

Listerine Total Care, Reach Toothbrush, Reach Floss $3.99, Get $2 ECB (limit 3)
-$2 Listerine RP 4/26
-$1 Reach RP 4/26, SS 6/14
-$1.50/2 Reach SS 8/2

Colgate Total Advanced or 360 Acti Flex Toothbrush $2.99, Get $2 ECB (limit 1)
-$1 Coupon
-$1.50 All You Magazine (March)
=Free-$.50 Profit

Revlon Cosmetics B1G1 Free -Start at $1.99
Buy 2 at $1.99
-$1 SS 8/16 (use 2)

Dyna Pep Energy Micro-Shot 2 pk $4.99, Get $4.99 ECB (limit 2)

Airwick Mini Freshmatic Spray $4.99
-$4 Coupon
=$.99 Each

Dove Ultimate Deoderant 2/$7, Get $2 ECB (limit 1)
-$2 Coupon
=$1 each

Clairol Natural Instincts $5.99, Get $2 ECB (limit 1)
-$2 PG 8/30
=$1.99 each

Alli Starter Kit 60 ct $49.99, Get $15 ECB (limit 2)
-$15 RP 7/16
=$19.99 each

Coupons available online...

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CVS $25 Prescription Transfer Coupon!

Print this while you can! These are getting harder and harder to come by, but I love them.
This one's good through 10/4/09.

Here's why....
Hubby has one prescription, so we can't use these a lot, but it's money in our pockets every time we do. We have a co-pay making his med cost the same out of pocket no matter where we take it (as long as the insurance covers that pharmacy). We pay the co-pay, get the gift card, and just got free money to spend in the store we transferred to. Never had anyone tell me I have to leave his prescription at that pharmacy for any certain length of time after the transfer. They're simply trying to get you to the store and hoping you'll stay.

Use Caution...
if you have multiple prescriptions to take care of every month or if you're taking a very important medication. Hubby's med is only for his heartburn and not a big deal if they happen to switch him to generic, etc. Sometimes continuing care is better than the cash bonus of transferring.

Review: Yoplait Delights Parfaits

I was at the grocery a few weeks ago and noticed the new Yoplait Delights Parfaits were on sale. I'd clipped a coupon for them just previously, so thought I would give them a try...

Here is my first impression:

Packaging is nice. Makes you feel like you're getting something decadent, if that's possible in the yogurt section... although some of the commercials would lead you to believe yogurt is.

I opted for the Creme Carmel because it made me think of the Jello Sugar Free Dulce De Leche Jello that I love so much... Yum! My store only had two flavors when I found them, so my options were limited.

Serving size similar to a pudding cup or small yogurt cup and see through so you can see the two layers of yogurt.

100 calorie snack. This marketing is so big right now... this one's great because it's a more normal serving size and you don't have to pay extra for the packaging. With so many other snacks I find myself buying a regular size and cutting them into smaller serving sizes to save on cost.

I found the taste to be sweet and very yogurt like. The carmel flavor was there, but not a bit salty like some carmels and it had a very yogurty taste. I was hoping the flavor would be more pudding-like and rich, not yogurt trying to be covered with a flavor. I couldn't tell a difference in flavor in the two layers as I tasted them seperately, don't know if they are meant to taste different or not. Just expected a small difference because of the color change.

Overall I would say I would try them again, but a different flavor. Perhaps a fruity flavor would help take away my sense of trying to get away from the yogurt flavor.... it is yogurt after all, what was I expecting?

Other flavors include
Chocolate Raspberry, Triple Berry Creme, and Lemon Torte.

There is currently a coupon on their website for $1 off.
Get it here.

Home Depot: New Workshops

Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop

Home Depot is offering another workshop for women....
Kitchen Updates!

I don't know about you, but I find satisfaction in completing a project myself...
and I love the savings that come with it - added bonus!

I wish there was one closer to me... I'd love to get some new ideas for my kitchen.

Free Blood Sugar Log...

Get a Free Blood Sugar Tracking Tool from Quality Health to Help Manage Diabetes.
Answer a few questions to qualify.

Quality Health offers lots of different health information, samples and kits and are a reputable company.

Some other current offers from Quality Health...

Healthy kids are smarter. Get back to school healthy savings to boost intelligence.

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Wow... this never happens! has a promotion now through
Sunday, September 13th
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This is off their already great prices on restaurant gift certificates.
They are almost giving them away!

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For the best value, use the code on a Dinner of the Month Club. Then you get a $25 gift certificate of your choice every month for the length of the Club you choose plus a bonus certificate for signing up for the Club.

FaveCraft: Free Crochet ebook

Get a free Crochet ebook free Crochet ebook from FaveCraft with 25 free, easy patterns.

Use up the yarn in your stash or create a great, last-minute gift with this downloadable collection of 25 free, easy crochet patterns. These free crochet patterns require little yarn and little time to create, making them economical and fun.

Some projects include:

Cute Crochet Book Bag
Pansies Bouquet Granny Square Cloth
Baby Blue Hat Rainbow Trout Bookmark

FaveCraft has several other ebooks available for free download as well...
60 Cheap and Easy Crafts
Gardening Crafts
Summer Crafts for Kids
39 Low-Cost Kitchen Crafts

America's Favorite Pork Chop Recipes
Quick and Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes


Snapfish: Free Prints, Shipping, Film Developing!

First 20 Prints Free at Snapfish

Snapfish is a great place to get photos!

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