Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Check your mail! (local)

So glad I browse through the sales ads that come in my mail, even if I don't shop at that particular store. Today I was excited to find a $5/$30 coupon in my Winn-Dixie flyer! Publix takes competitor coupons so I'll be using this Thursday.
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Attention Wesley Chapel Subscribers

***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT for Tampa Tribune Subscribers***

If you live in Wesley Chapel, FL, and subscribe to the Tampa Tribune, the SmartSource insert coming this Sunday (1/23/11) has been stuffed into the Classified ads, not with the other Advertisements like you are used to finding!

Just want to make sure you DO find your inserts inside the paper!

The Tampa Tribune is committed to 100% customer satisfaction so if you have a delivery problem please email our Tribune Representative, Rita Logan at RLogan@TampaTrib.com.

Happy Hunting!

Thanks to the ladies over at True Couponing for this heads up!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Super Bowl Home Party Games Pack Review

For me, the Super Bowl is about friends, food, laughter, parties, and oh ya, the football game. I'm not exactly the biggest sports fan, but I love any excuse for a party. I was recently able to review the Super Bowl Home Party Games from Python Printable Games. I was impressed with the variety of printable games that came in the pack. The trivia games were quite fun, with me trying to stump my football-loving husband. There is something included for everyone. Even the women can have fun with the Stupid Super Bowl Girl Game Mad Libs. My sister is throwing a Super Bowl party this year and I'll definitely be recommending that she use these games as part of the entertainment. I love that they are delivered instantly in PDF format and can be printed as many times as needed. And no shipping or handling fees! Python Printable Games has many games available, covering all kinds of topics. The games can be purchased individually or as a pack. Want to try some? Click here to download a few FREE games!

Product Description
An amazing pack of fun for Super Bowl Sunday! Our Super Bowl Home Party Games Pack contains 15 superb printable games, including trivia, word games and games for the girls who HATE the Football!

Price: $19.95
  • Instant delivery via email and download
  • One price: no shipping or handling
  • Print as many copies as you want
  • Games for girls as well as boys! 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Publix trip 1/18

I got everything pictured plus a gallon of milk, total value of $49.25, for only $13.62! That's 74% savings!
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Target Mailer Coupons

Check your mailbox today! I received a Target mailer called Delicious Savings with more than $14 in coupons. The best part? There are produce and meat coupons! Happy Coupon Dance time!
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Test post

Trying out the Blogger-droid app. Enjoy a picture of our sweet Liberty.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Guest Post: 100 Smart & Surprising Uses for Simple Drug Store Items

Need ideas to use all the items you've collected from shopping CVS and Walgreens? Check out this list from Nursing Schools. I know I have some antacid and I can't wait to try it out in my bathrooms!

100 Smart & Surprising Uses for Simple Drug Store Items

January 11th, 2011
In nursing school, you probably have access to lots of advanced medical care items. But did you know that there are many different uses for even the simplest of drug store items? Rubbing alcohol, q tips, nail polish remover, and other simple drug store items have lots of different applications, around the house and beyond.
Keep your home clean and fresh with these drug store products.
  1. Keep your windows frost free: Make a solution with 1/2 a cup of rubbing alcohol and 1 liter of water, then wash your windows with it to keep frost away.
  2. Deodorize your refrigerator with vanilla extract: Soak a cotton ball with vanilla extract and place it in your fridge.
  3. Get rid of fruit flies: Kill fruit flies by misting them with rubbing alcohol.
  4. Clean counters and tabletops with hydrogen peroxide: Spray hydrogen peroxide on your tables and counter tops, or just add it to your dishrag.
  5. Apply polish to small crevices using q tips: Polish your silver with a q tip.
  6. Fight mildew: Soak cotton balls in bleach, place them in hard to clean spots, and leave them there to zap the stains.
  7. Add hydrogen peroxide to your dishwasher: Prevent spreading colds and other diseases by adding 2 ounces of hydrogen peroxide to your dishwasher.
  8. Spruce up china: Clean spots off of your china with nail polish remover-but test a small inconspicuous spot first.
  9. Fade tea stains: Apply diluted lemon juice to cloth with a q tip.
  10. Clean bathroom tiles: Mix epsom salt and dish detergent to mix bathroom tiles.
  11. Rinse your wooden cutting board in hydrogen peroxide: Kill salmonella and other bacteria with hydrogen peroxide.
  12. Dissolve melted plastic: Get melted plastic off of appliances by using nail polish remover.
  13. Remove price stickers: Get price stickers off with the help of rubbing alcohol.
  14. Clean your toilet with antacid: Drop antacid tablets in your toilet bowl and dissolve them for 20 minutes before cleaning.
  15. Remove yellowing from lace: Keep your lace curtains and tablecloths bright by soaking them in a sink with cold water and 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide for about an hour.
  16. Sanitize your cell phone: Wipe down your cell phone with rubbing alcohol.
  17. Remove dust: Get dust off of old frames, statues, and more with q tips.
  18. Get stains out of vases: Clean stains out of vases by dropping an antacid tablet in the water, then wiping.
  19. Clean CDs and DVDs with rubbing alcohol: Wipe discs down with a small amount of rubbing alcohol.
  20. Whiten whites with hydrogen peroxide: Add a cup of hydrogen peroxide to your laundry to get whiter whites, and pour directly on soiled spots.
  21. Clean electronic devices: Use a q tip in rubbing alcohol to clean electronic devices.
  22. Disinfect your bathroom: Mix 50/50 water and hydrogen peroxide to disinfect your bathroom without harming your septic system.
  23. Remove scorch marks: Use nail polish remover on marks left from overcooked bagged popcorn.
  24. Remove ink stains: Soak ink stains in rubbing alcohol before washing.
  25. Get stickers off of glass: Nail polish remover is good for getting stickers off of glass.
  26. Shine up bathroom fixtures: Pour rubbing alcohol onto bathroom fixtures to make them sparkle and kill germs.
  27. Clean your computer mouse: Get dirt and grime off of your computer mouse's ball using rubbing alcohol.
  28. Clean jewelry with q tips: Using q tips and jewelry cleaner, you can get into small spaces.
  29. Get ink stains off: Nail polish can remove ink stains from skin, walls, and more.
  30. Erase permanent markers: Rubbing alcohol can remove permanent markers from most surfaces.
  31. Kill bacteria on fruits and vegetables: Rinse fruits and vegetables with hydrogen peroxide and cold water to kill e. coli and more.
  32. Clean your CD player lens: Clean the lens of your CD player using rubbing alcohol on a q tip.
  33. Remove paint from windows: Nail polish remover can get paint off of windows.
Put epsom salt and rubbing alcohol to use in your car.
  1. Dissolve windshield frost: Spray rubbing alcohol on your windshield to dissolve frost.
  2. Regenerate your car battery: Give life to your car battery with epsom salt.
Health & Beauty
You can improve your eyelashes, remove hairspray from mirrors, and more using simple items from the drug store.
  1. Clean up self tanner: A q tip can clean up self tanner from your cuticles, elbows, and backs of your knees.
  2. Control blemishes: Use witch hazel to reduce inflammation on pimples.
  3. Grow your eyelashes: Put Vaseline on your eyelashes before bed to grow them longer and thicker over time.
  4. Get hair spray off of mirrors: Wipe down your mirror with rubbing alcohol to get residue off.
  5. De-oil your hair: Soak up excess oil from your hair with epsom salt.
  6. Remove foot odor: Soak your feet in epsom salt to get rid of foot odor.
  7. Protect rubber gloves: Put cotton balls under your nails to protect them and your rubber gloves from puncture.
  8. Soften hard skin: Coat feet, elbows, and cuticles with Vaseline to soften them.
  9. Get hairspray out: Remove hairspray from your hair using a hairspray solution.
  10. Get odors off your hands: With rubbing alcohol, you can remove harsh odors from your hands.
  11. Remove excess nail polish: Dab a q tip in nail polish remover to remove excess nail polish.
  12. Massage with rubbing alcohol: Use rubbing alcohol instead of massage oil-it is cooling, but warms up quickly.
  13. Volumize your hair: A deep conditioner and epsom salt can volumize your hair.
  14. Zap zits: Clear up your acne by dabbing hydrogen peroxide onto your zits a few times a day.
  15. Keep emergency perfume on q tips: Spray perfume on q tips and store them in a plastic bag, then apply them to pressure points when you need them.
  16. Stop facial redness: Hemorrhoid cream can be used to clear up facial redness.
  17. Bring out your highlights: Spraying 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and water in your hair after a shower can bring out your natural light highlights.
  18. Treat a cold sore: Hemorrhoid cream can help treat cold sores, just be careful not to put it where you'll lick your lips.
  19. Fix makeup smudges: Dip a q tip in makeup remover or moisturizer to remove smudges.
  20. Get gum out of your hair: Work gum out of your hair with Vaseline.
  21. Shrink under-eye bags: Witch hazel can tighten up skin and reduce bagginess.
  22. Treat cellulite: Tighten and shrink tissue using hemorrhoid cream.
  23. Remove ear wax buildup: Flush out your waxy buildup using hydrogen peroxide.
  24. Heal bruises: Dab on witch hazel a few times a day to fade bruises.
  25. Conceal hair roots: Run a q tip with matching eyeshadow over your roots.
  26. Prevent hair dye stains: Keep hair dye from staining your skin by putting Vaseline along your hairline.
  27. Soothe and prevent razor burn: Apply witch hazel to help irritated hair follicles.
  28. Soak your toothbrushes in hydrogen peroxide: Kill germs on your toothbrush by soaking them in hydrogen peroxide.
  29. Whiten your nails: Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, and swab it over fingernails with a q tip.
  30. Kill foot fungus: Mix 50/50 water and hydrogen peroxide on your feet every night and let them dry to kill foot fungus.
  31. Control unruly brows: Cover a q tip in Vaseline and run it over your eyebrow hairs.
Put hydrogen peroxide and more to work in your garden.
  1. Control mold and mildew in the greenhouse: Spray hydrogen peroxide in your greenhouse to control mold and mildew.
  2. Fertilize with epsom salt: Epsom salt can be used as a houseplant fertilizer.
  3. Keep rabbits at bay: Soak cotton balls in white distilled vinegar, place them in a 35mm film container, poke a hole in the top, and place it in the garden.
  4. Add hydrogen peroxide to plant water: Give your plants extra oxygen by adding hydrogen peroxide.
  5. Use hydrogen peroxide as a fertilizer: Spray hydrogen peroxide on foliage or add it to plant water.
  6. Help sick plants with hydrogen peroxide: Nurse sick plants back to health by adding hydrogen peroxide to their water and spraying it on their leaves.
  7. Prevent slugs: Keep slugs from entering by sprinkling epsom salts.
  8. Prevent tree infection: Spray hydrogen peroxide on tree cuts to prevent infection.
Home Improvement & Decor
These are some useful tips for putting drug store items to work in your home.
  1. Touch up with q tips: Apply touch up paint to walls and cabinets with q tips.
  2. Unclog a drain: Use antacid to unclog drains.
  3. Strip finish details with q tips: Get to details, cracks, and crevices when stripping furniture by using q tips.
  4. Light candle wicks: Light hard to reach candle wicks by dipping one end of a q tip in rubbing alcohol and lighting it.
  5. Scent a room with a cotton ball in your vacuum: Saturate a cotton ball with a fragrance, put it in your vacuum cleaner bag, and it will release the scent as you vacuum.
Clean and fix your clothes with these drug store solutions.
  1. Lubricate sticky zippers: Dip q tips in olive oil and run them along zippers for lubrication.
  2. Get scuff marks off: Nail polish remover can get scuff marks off of patent leather shoes.
  3. Wipe down leather shoes: Prevent your leather shoes from pinching by rubbing them down with alcohol.
Baby & Kids
Use these drug store items for your baby and children.
  1. Clean little baby parts: Warm water and q tips can be used to clean your baby's ear, between toes, and more.
  2. Soothe diaper rash: Apply witch hazel to heal your baby's diaper rash.
  3. Stop diaper rash: Create a barrier and heal diaper rash with Vaseline.
  4. Sling shot with cotton balls: Play indoors sling shots with cotton balls.
  5. Clean your newborn's umbilical cord: Until your newborn's cord stump falls off, clean it with rubbing alcohol on a q tip.
Arts & Crafts
Have fun with these drug store art projects.
  1. Q tips make great small paintbrushes: Give your children kid sized paintbrushes by using q tips, and enjoy easy cleanup.
  2. Remove dried glue: Get dried hot glue off with rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs.
  3. Apply glue with q tips: Apply glue to models with a q tip, and use the clean size to remove excess.
  4. Remove sticky substances: You can get sticky substances off of your hands with rubbing alcohol.
  5. Apply face paint: Use a q tip to apply face paint when playing dress up.
  6. Carve designs with q tips: Add finishing touches to sculptures with q tips.
Clean and protect your jewelry with these smart ideas.
  1. Remove scratches from watches: Rub nail polish remover on the face of your watch to get scratches out.
  2. Protect jewelry: Cushion breakable jewelry by spreading out cotton balls.
  3. Soak in antacid: Soak your jewelry in water and antacid tablets for a great shine.
  4. Remove stuck rings: Vaseline can be used to remove stuck rings.
These are even more bright ideas from the drugstore.
  1. Dilute correction fluid: Get the goop out of correction fluid by using nail polish remover.
  2. Remove dog ticks: Apply rubbing alcohol to ticks before pulling out to make it loosen its grip.
  3. Stop superglue: Unstick superglue with the help of nail polish remover.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Check Your Inbox: CVS $4/$20

Check your email, including your junk email folder. I received an email from CVS with a $4/$20 coupon! You can use it online or in-store. Coupon expires Sunday 1/16.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Try a New Recipe Tuesday: Noodle Wonder

This week my recipe is my own creation. I love experimenting in the kitchen. I throw things together and hope it comes out yummy! My specialties seem to be soup and pasta. I asked my kids what we should call this and one of them burst out with "Noodle Wonder." And of course our last name goes well with that so in order to give myself credit, I decided it should be called "Newell Noodle Wonder." Enjoy!
Noodle Wonder
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
1 tbsp. olive oil
fresh garlic, finely chopped
1 medium onion, diced
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
dried basil
8 oz. egg noodles
Grated Parmesan cheese

Cook egg noodles as directed on package. Saute garlic and onion in olive oil for 7-8 minutes. Add tomatoes, basil and chicken. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. Combine with cooked noodles. Serve with Parmesan cheese on top.

Tuesday Blog Hops - 1/11

The Life of a Sippy Cup Mom!, Stash Mama and The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey ManOne + One=Four and Carrie With Children have teamed up to cohost Follow Me, Chickadee! 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Meet Me on Monday!

Java at Never Growing Old is hosting the 30th "Meet Me on Monday."

Blogging is a funny thing...we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, "who is this person!?" I know them...but yet I don't know them! I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to "meet" each other!

1.  Have you (only you..not a group) ever won first place in anything?
2.  Are your toes always painted (sorry guys...this question for girls only)?
3.  What color eyes do you have?
4.  Look to your left....what do you see?
5.  Soft cookies or crunchy cookies?
My Answers:
 Have you (only you..not a group) ever won first place in anything?

 I honestly can't think of anything right now. I'm sure I did as a kid, like a spelling bee or something.

Are your toes always painted (sorry guys...this question for girls only)?

Ha, that's funny!! I have 4 kids, I don't have time to make sure my toes are always painted. I do try to paint them every once in awhile.
 What color eyes do you have?

 Look to your left....what do you see?

55 gallon fish tank with a huge king cichlid.
 Soft cookies or crunchy cookies?

Definitely soft.

FREE Hartz Crunch ‘n Clean Cat Treats @ Target

Now Through 1/22 you can score free cat treats at Target! 

Hartz Crunch ‘n Clean Cat Treats, Assorted Varieties 3 oz $1.49 -$1.50/1 Hartz Crunch’n Clean Cat Treats 1/9 SS
Thanks, Totally Target!

Free Sneeze Catcher Kit from Kleenex

Click here to request an official Sneeze Catcher Kit from Kleenex that includes a Member ID card, Sneeze Catcher Hat, Sneeze Catcher T-Shirt, Activity Book, Kleenex® Brand Pocket Pack of Facial Tissues, Facial Tissue holder, and Coupons.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Applied Labels Review

I had the opportunity to try out Applied Labels Dishwasher and Laundry Safe labels. Applied Labels are Applied Labels LLC's flagship and most popular product.  They're extremely tough, ultra versatile and perfect for labeling:
   *sippy cups
   *school supplies
   *summer camp gear
   *all those little things that go to early childcare centers
Applied Labels are available with and without icons or with a second line of custom print.

I chose for my labels to be personalized with the name of my 7 month old and to include the ladybug icon. I used the labels on a tag of her blankie toy, a milk container and another toy. I was very impressed that the label stayed on the bottle even after soaking in water. I love being able to neatly put her name on her toys so that if she takes one to the church nursery, everyone will know it's hers. These labels are great for clothing, especially sweaters and coats that get removed indoors, as well as toys, bottles, cups and anything else with a clean, smooth surface.


 You can purchase 30 Classic Applied Labels on their website for $14.95. Find Applied Labels on Facebook and Twitter.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Swagbucks: NFL Playoffs, Swagbucks Style

Search & Win

Swagbucks is making football season a little more interesting this year!
Each Friday of the NFL Playoffs we're posting predictive codes for each matchup, whichever code you redeem, that's the team you think will win, and you can only redeem one code per matchup. Vote on all of a week's matchups and you'll earn yourself a cool 8 Swag Bucks.
Check out this blog post for a complete run-down on how it works. Once you understand how it works, check out this blog post to pick your team for the Wild Card Round and find the corresponding SwagCode to enter.

Not a Swagbucks user yet? Sign up and start earning! Swag Bucks are the web's premier digital dollar. Accumulate at your own pace and redeem them for exclusive Swagbucks.com prizes. Check out the How It Works page to discover the different ways you could be earning Swagbucks!

Friday Blog Hops - 1/7/11


Free Aveeno? Check this Sunday's paper!

You might want to grab a few extra copies of this Sunday's newspaper (1/9). Aveeno has announced that there will be an offer for a FREE Full size Aveeno lotion! You can view the announcement from Aveeno here.

CVS ExtraCare Beauty Club

CVS is launching their ExtraCare Beauty Club nationwide! This reward program, which has previously only been available in select markets, will reward you for qualifying beauty purchases.
  • 10% off beauty shopping pass after enrollment
  • $5 ECBs for every $50 spent on qualifying beauty purchases
  • $3 ECBs on your birthday
Visiting one of the stores? To enroll in-store print the enrollment certificate and bring it to the register along with your ExtraCare card. Or, pick up a certificate in-store. 

Limit 1 enrollment per card per household. The ExtraCare Beauty Club is not available in Hawaii. Your beauty shopping pass will be sent via email immediately after enrolling in the Beauty Club online. Your ExtraBucks® reward will print on your receipt two days following qualifying purchase(s). Qualifying Beauty purchases include items from the following categories: Cosmetics, Ethnic Hair Care, Fragrances, Hair Accessories, Hair Appliances, Hair Care, Hair Color, Healthy Skin Care, Hosiery, Skin Care and Sun Care. Excludes items from Beauty 360, items from Trial & Travel, gift cards and prescriptions. To be eligible for birthday emails, customer’s birthday and valid email address must be on file with ExtraCare.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Swagcode on the Swag Blog!

Hurry up and check out the Swag Blog for a code worth 7 Swagbucks! This one requires a little brain work. Try searching for "Peanuts Characters with naturally curly hair" to find the name. Expires 2pm EST.

Search & Win

Ever Thought About an African Safari?

Have you thought about what to do with all the money you've been saving by couponing? I know for some of us, saving money is just a necessity to be able to pay bills and survive. But what if couponing allowed you to tuck away even a little money every month? What would you save for? A bigger house? A new car? A vacation?

I would love to be able to go on a dream vacation. Not your typical go-visit-family-or-friends vacation. Not even a cruise, although I want to do that too. I would love to take a month off from life and travel. My perfect destination? I would have to pick between an African Safari or Australia snorkeling/scuba diving. I would love to do both. But for now, while my coupon savings go towards feeding the mouths of 4 adorable children, I can only live vicariously through friends.

Check out this article written by a dear friend of mine who had the opportunity to live in Africa for an extended period of time! My father-in-law also had the chance to do an African Safari. And yet another dear friend was able to visit Australia where she met up with yet another mutual online friend. How cool is that? Pictures are worth a thousand words, but a real life experience would be the best. Maybe some day. For now, I'll keep clipping and saving.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Try a New Recipe Tuesday: Chicken Divine

I just found a new site, Rags to Stitches, and Alissa is hosting a new linky - "Try a New Recipe Tuesday. This sounds like so much fun since I used to have another blog about recipes, healthy eating, etc. Here's my addition for this week.

Chicken Divine
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
16 oz. frozen broccoli, cooked

2 cans Cream of Chicken soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
8 oz. Sour Cream
2 tbsp. Mayonnaise
8 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Preheat oven to 350*. In a 9x12 baking dish, layer the chicken and broccoli. In a mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken and broccoli. Bake for 35 minutes. Serve over rice.

Arts Cow: Custom Photo Key Chain for $1.99 Shipped!

Arts Cow is offering a custom photo key chain for ONLY $1.99 + FREE SHIPPING using promo code LOVEKEYS. I ordered mine with a picture of my adorable kids! Register now and you'll also receive 1200 free prints credits & 3 8"x8" photo books & other great photo gifts credits!!

Grab this $2 off Swiss Miss printable before it's gone!

Head over and print this $2/1 Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate coupon before it's gone. This should be priced at $1.99 each at Publix right now which means you can score some for FREE!

Thanks, Workin' The Deals!

Free Sample: DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks

Thanks, For the Mommas!

Free NeilMed NasaDock!

Head over to NeilMed and take a short survey and you can get a FREE NasaDock. The NasaDock offers the ideal solution for drying your NeilMed Neti Pot.

Walgreens trip 1/3

A little disappointed at Walgreens tonight since they didn't have everything I wanted to get, but I still did pretty well. I checked out at the cosmetic counter and the cashier was more than happy to let me do three transactions. I started with $12 RRs from last week.

Transaction #1
(1) Children’s Oscillococcinum Flu $8.99 each, earn $9 RR
- $2/1 Children's Oscillococcinum 
$6.99 each
Earned $9 RR, $2 money maker!

(1) SalonPas Arthritis Pain Patches 5pk $5.99, earn $6 RR
$5.99 each
Earned $6 RR, Free!

(1) Russell Stover Christmas coconut wreath $.12 each

Total paid $12 RR, total paid $1.24 OOP.
Earned $15 RR. $1.76 money maker!

Transaction #2
(2) Advil Infant's Drops $5 each, earn $3RR WYB $10+
$4 each
Earned $3 RR, $1.50 each

(1) Nivea After Shave $3.99 each, earn $3 RR

- $1/1 Nivea Men's facial product, in store display booklet
$2.99 each
Earned $3 RR, Free!

(1) Russell Stover Christmas coconut wreath $.12 each

Total paid $9 RR, total paid $2.40 OOP.
Earned $6 RR. Final cost $5.40.

Transaction #3
(1) Vicks BabyRub $4 each
- 1/1 Vicks product 12/26 P&G
$3 each

(1) Russell Stover Christmas coconut wreath $.12 each

Total paid $3 RR, total paid $.13 OOP.
Final cost $3.13.

Trip Totals:
$33.45 merchandise 
$3.77 OOP
$24 RRs spent
$21 RRs earned
$6.77 Final Cost
80% savings!! 

CVS trip 1/3

So I finally made it to CVS for the week! The store didn't end up having everything I had wanted to get, but I did get the most important stuff. I was also able to use a $5/$25 coupon I received in my email! And of course, it's time for the 2% back for Winter spending. I earned $3.50 ECBs that printed at the kiosk.

(5) Wisk Liquid laundry detergent 2/$10, Earn $10 ECBs when you spend $25
- $2/1 Wisk Laundry detergent, any RP 1/2/11
$15 or $3 each
Earned $10 ECBs

(4) Special K Cereal $3 each, Earn $4 WYB 3
 $6 or $1.50 each
Earned $4 ECBs
I found a $1/2 Special K coupon, but it beeped and the cashier said I couldn't use it with the BOGO coupons. I didn't argue since I was already getting such a great deal.

Total paid $13 ECBs, Total paid $4.37 OOP
Earned $14 ECBs. Total cost $3.37. Total savings 91%!

Monday, January 3, 2011

All You magazine: $.83 an Issue!

Looking to get a subscription to All You magazine?
This is the best price I've seen at just $.83 an issue! Stockpiling Moms has the details on how you can order for this amazing low price. 30 issues for just $25!! I ordered one for me and a gift subscription for my mom!

Click here to seal your deal of $.83 an issue!

What's in Your Mailbox?

Today's mail was super exciting!!

I got all of the following!
  • Publix Baby Club mailer with coupons
  • Target mailer with coupons
  • $3.59 check for a rebate from Pepperidge Farm 
  • $10 Starbucks gift card from Swagbucks!
  • Puplight from the giveaway I won at Giveaways with Grace

Meet Me on Monday!

Java at Never Growing Old is hosting the 29th "Meet Me on Monday."

Blogging is a funny thing...we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, "who is this person!?" I know them...but yet I don't know them! I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to "meet" each other!


  1. Do you have any New Year's resolutions?
  2. What food item are you craving right now?
  3. When is your birthday?
  4. What were you doing an hour ago?
  5. Last thing you cooked?
My Answers:

Do you have any New Year's resolutions?

I don't really make resolutions because I don't keep them. But I am determined to bring more organization to my house, starting with my coupons!

What food item are you craving right now?

Does Dew count as a food item?? I'm still fighting a cold so I can't really taste any food, but I am thirsty. I'm on my second can of the morning and *gasp* I only have 2 left in the entire house! What happened to my stockpile?

When is your birthday?

October 2nd

What were you doing an hour ago?


Sitting with my laptop surfing the web.

Last thing you cooked?

I made chicken divine Saturday night.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

I'm so excited to have been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by Michele at
This is how this fun award works:
  1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
  4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!
 7 Things About Myself
  1. I'm a homeschooling mommy to 4 kids ranging from almost 9 years old to 7 months old. Two boys, two girls.
  2. I considered myself a good couponer and great at saving money until about 6 months ago when I discovered extreme couponing.
  3. I love blogging and reading blogs, but I'm not always sure what to write or how to write it!
  4. I also do web design.
  5. This month, my husband and I will celebrate 11 years of marriage.
  6. I wish I were more organized, especially with my couponing and homeschooling stuff.
  7. I'm addicted to Facebook and spend way too much time on it.
15 Bloggers I Would Like to Award
  1. Marine Parents
  2. Lemons to Lemonade
  3. Posh on a Budget 
  4. Mad Moose Mama
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Gaddy Nippers Crayons Giveaway

Grace at Giveways with Grace is having a giveaway for Gaddy Nippers Crayons!

Gaddy Nippers Crayons are fun, custom, recycled crayons. Gaddy Nippers Crayons specializes in recycling crayons. They take only the best Crayola® crayons and turn them into fun shapes for all your party needs. These crayons are unused, safe for my family and yours. You can purchase Gaddy Nippers Crayons at their Etsy shop.

Or you can Enter Grace's giveway to win your very own set!
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