Friday, May 28, 2010

Okay, I am now off to start packing for our night at the's just one night, but it seems like with a family of five it still takes a while to pack all the clothes, toiletries, and food that we will need. (Not to mention swimming gear...suits, floaties, sunscreen, towels, bug spray, etc.)

Hope all of you have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!! While you are relaxing and having fun with your family, please don't forget to take a moment to remember why we celebrate Memorial Day!!

It's the End of the Month, so Print Those Coupons!!

Just a reminder that it is the end of the month, and that means that a lot of the coupons that are available on online coupon sites will be replaced at the first of June. If there are coupons that you think you'll use on those sites, you should go ahead and print them now. There have been a TON of high value diaper and diaper wipes coupons this month, so if you haven't printed those off yet, I would encourage you to do so!! Coupons will typically reset at the first of each month. You might see some of the same coupons that are there now, but they will most likely have reset. That means that if you print them now and they reset, you'll be able to print them AGAIN once they reset!

If you want to check out the coupons that are available through the end of May, go to these sites:

Coupon for Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers

There is a coupon available for $2.50 off any one Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers. Go here to print this coupon. Click on the Household category to find this coupon quickly!

Target Trip (May 28)

I ran to Target this morning to see if they had any good clearance deals. I bought everything pictured below, and spent...

$4.44, and saved $43.88!! I think that's a pretty good deal, but I also have $6.12 in Target gift cards, AND I will be submitting for the $10.00 Listerine Rebate that I mentioned in an earlier once you add the gift cards and the rebate in, I am being paid $11.68 to take all items pictured above home!! In order to do this deal I had to break up my trip into 3 different transactions.

Transaction #1

2 Listerine Whitening Mouthwashes (Clearance priced to $1.98)
-used 2 coupons for $2.00 off Listerine Whitening Mouthwash (found here...use zip code 01364)
Final Price: FREE (plus $0.04 overage)

2 Venus Embrace Razors (Clearance priced to $4.24)
-used 2 coupons for $2.00 off Venus Embrace Razors (found in 5/2 Proctor and Gamble insert)
-used 1 coupon for FREE $5.00 Target Gift Card when you buy 2 Gillette or Venus Embrace Razors/Cartridges (found in 5/2 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: $4.48

Total for Transaction #2: $4.44 AND I received a $5.00 Gift Card.

Transaction #2 and #3: (I did these exactly the same)

2 Venus Embrace Razors (Clearance priced to $4.24)
-used 2 coupons for $2.00 off Venus Embrace Razors (found in 5/2 Proctor and Gamble insert)
-used 1 coupon for FREE $5.00 Gift Card when you buy 2 Gillette or Venus Embraze Razors/Cartridges (found in 5/2 RedPlum inisert)
Final Price: $4.44

I paid for Transactions 2 and 3 with the gift cards that I received in the previous cash out of pocket.

I left Target only spending $4.44, and with $6.12 on Target Gift Cards! Target had a LOT of razors and Listerine Mouthwash on clearance when I went by there this morning. Check your coupons and see if you have any of the same ones that I used. The coupon for the Venus Embrace expires on Monday, and the coupon for the $5.00 Target Gift Card expires on Wednesday, so you might want to go ahead and use them now!!

GREAT Listerine Whitening Deal!!

I ran to Target this morning and saw that Target has a LOT of Listerine Mouthwash on sale for $1.98...a good deal by itself, but it gets even better. There are numerous coupons that have been out for these products in the Sunday newspaper and online. has coupons for $1.00 off Listerine Products, and $2.00 off Listerine Whitening products. I suggest going here to print off the coupon for $2.00 off Listerine Whitening Mouthwash (use zip code 01364)'ll be able to get the mouthwash for FREE!!

Wait, the deal gets even better...A LOT BETTER! There's a special rebate that is going on right now for Listerine Whitening and Rembrandt products. If you purchase select products you will receive a $10.00 prepaid debit you'll be getting an item for FREE, and then sending in a rebate offer to receive an additional $10.00!! A pretty amazing deal if you ask me!! Keep in mind that this rebate is for the Listerine WHITENING. I went to Target this morning and they had a LOT of these on the endcaps in the toiletry section.

Below are the details about the rebate:


No Form Needed Rebate found in People Style Watch June/July issue,on page 104.
“Purchase ANY Listerine Whitening or Rembrandt product and receive a free $10 prepaid debit card to put toward your favorite white must have item for summer. Mail your original receipt, dated between 5/21 – 6/17/10 with the Listerine Whitening or Rembrandt product and proof of purchase circled along with your name and address to: Dare to Wear Gift / PO Box 4938 / NY NY 10185. Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping. Offer good while supplies last. Limit one per household.” Must be received by 7/1/10

Thanks Saving Addiction and Totally Target!

Coupon for GoodNites

There's a coupon available for $2.50 off one package of GoodNites...a definite high value coupon that you'll want to print if you are at all interested. I wouldn't be surprised if this one reaches it's print limit quickly. Go here to print this coupon.

Thanks Addicted to Saving!

Proud Mom Moment

I'm not going to have much time to add new posts today. We spent the morning up at my boys' school attending their awards ceremony. I have to take a moment to brag on my two oldest children. They both received awards for earning straight A's all year long!! So proud of them. They are both such GREAT kids, and just want all of you (even if you don't know me) to know that I have some AMAZING kids!! :) Okay, I just had to share. :)

We will be heading out to the lake a little later this afternoon to kick start our summer. We'll be spending the night and probably a good part of tomorrow out there, so want you to know that I haven't forgotten about the blog...but family time is always a priority!! I'll be posting a few coupons and deals that I've found in the next few minutes, but don't be surprised if there are no additional posts until tomorrow evening. I will try to get the Walgreens and CVS ad/coupon match ups done sometime tomorrow.

Hope all of you have an amazing weekend. I love summertime!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sample of Olay Total Effects Body Wash

Go here to request a free sample of Olay Total Effects Body Wash.
I just love free samples!!

Thanks Coupon Katarina!

Sample From Special K

Special K is offering a free sample and coupons. The sample includes one Special K Protein Meal Bar. There are supposed to be two coupons included with this sample:
$1.00 off Special K Meal Bars
$1.00 off Special K Protein Shakes

Go here to request this sample.

Thanks My Frugal Adventures!

Proctor and Gamble Coupons and Samples

Have you signed up for P&G Everyday Solutions? Once you join, you can sign up to receive free samples and coupons for Proctor and Gamble products that you probably already use! You'll be able to request samples once every quarter, and it's not just one'll usually receive a box with several different samples inside!
Go here to sign up, and you should be able to start requesting your samples/coupons right away!

HEB Update

Just wanted to let you guys know that I went shopping at HEB today, and I had a very successful trip. ALL of my coupons were accepted without any questions. There were a couple of them that did not scan, and the cashier automatically entered them manually! WOO HOO!!

I also wanted to mention a couple of deals that I did today.

Deli Creations $2.48
HEB Potato Chips (12.5 oz...this is the BIG bag)
I was already planning on doing this deal because with the coupon for $1.00 off Deli Creations, i was going to be able to buy BOTH items for less than the cost of just the bag of chips.
I was picking out my sandwiches and I noticed an additional yellow HEB coupon that was for a FREE HEB Spring Water when you buy Deli Creations. (This was for a regular, individual sized water bottle)
I was able to buy a Deli Creations Sandwich, bag of potato chips, AND a bottle of water all for $1.48...a DEFINITE good deal!

Kraft Salad Dressing
Kraft BBQ Sauce
I know that I already mentioned this deal in an earlier post, but wanted to let you guys know that the Kraft Salad Dressing is only $1.50. If you use the coupon for $0.55 off, you'll be able to buy the salad dressing AND bbq sauce for $0.95...or around $0.48 each!!
A definite stock up price!!

Coupon for $1.00 off Quaker

New coupon available for $1.00 off Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Quaker Quick or Old Fashioned Oats. Go here to print this coupon.

NO Coupon Inserts in This Sunday's Newspaper!!

Wanted to let all of you know that there will be NO coupon inserts in this Sunday's newspaper. For those of you who only buy the Sunday paper for the coupons, you'll probably want to skip this Sunday. If a national holiday falls on a Monday, there are usually no coupons in the previous Sunday's newspaper...not sure why this is, but just a heads up for all of you!!

We are supposed to be getting three inserts (SmartSource, RedPlum, Proctor and Gamble) in the following Sunday's paper (June 6), so you might want to save the money you would have spent on newspapers this Sunday, and buy a few extra copies next week!

I'll try to remember to post a reminder about there being no coupon inserts on Saturday, but sometimes my weekends get kind of crazy, so wanted to give you a heads up today!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Coupon for Ritz Munchables

There's a new coupon on for $1.00 off Ritz Munchables. I have to say that I received a small sample size bag of these in the mail a couple of weeks ago, and I REALLY liked them...I didn't even share them with my kids. :) Go here to print this coupon.

Thanks Saving Addiction!

Coupons for Scotch Brand Products

I just found this email in my inbox...$7.00 worth of Scotch coupons! You'll need to go here and register to receive special offers and emails from Scotch brand. I have signed up for newsletters from a lot of different companies, and it helps me find out about some of the high value coupons that I'm able to post on this site.


There are many different ways to get FREE samples online. Almost every day there are new offers coming out for FREE samples. One of my favorite sites that I have joined is Vocalpoint. Once you sign up to be a member of Vocalpoint (absolutely free), you will begin receiving samples and coupons. These samples are usually quite generous. I have received a FULL SIZE bottle of Pantene shampoo, along with high value coupons, coupons to try products for FREE, high value coupons to keep and others to share with friends. They regularly send out wonderful samples and coupons. Right now they have FREE Crystal Light Samples.
If you are interested in joining Vocalpoint, go here to get started. A lot of times the samples and coupons that they send out are for new products that are just hitting the market. They send out these products for people to try, and then request that you go to their webpage and give them feedback. Usually this is a very short survey you can fill out to grade the product. I think it is definitely worth doing for all the fun coupons and samples that you'll receive after signing up !
Time to get the boys and myself ready for church. They are having an AWANA Appreciation Dinner for all the AWANA workers. That means that I don't have to cook OR clean up...YEA!!
I'll try to post more deals and coupons later tonight!! Hope you all are having an amazing day!!

Coupons for Huggies!

Target has released new Huggies coupons on their website.

These coupons include:
-$3.00/1 HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers
-$1.00/1 HUGGIES Baby Wipes (128ct+)
-$1.50/2 HUGGIES Baby Wipes (64ct+)
-$3.00/1 HUGGIES Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers

These are all manufacturer's coupons (NOT TARGET COUPONS), and can be found here.

Thanks Totally Target!

Coupon for Littlest Pet Shop

For those of you with little girls, or nieces, or friends with girls, you might want to print out a coupon for Buy one Select Littlest Pet Shop toy Get one FREE. You can find this coupon here. Click on Toys and Games to find this coupon quickly. There are reports that these are on sale for $5.00 at Wal-Mart and $4.99 at Target. (I have not confirmed these prices, but I have heard from several people that they are finding them at that price). With the B1G1 coupon, you should be able to buy two for $5.00...or just $2.50 each. These would be great to stock up on and put back for birthday presents, stocking stuffers, or just because I love you and think you are pretty special presents.

Thanks Coupon Katarina and Addicted to Saving!

Coupon for Popcorn!

There's a new coupon available for $1.00 off Orville Redenbacher Cheddar Cheese Popcorn. (Sounds delicious!!) If you are interested in this coupon, go here to print it.

While you are there, you might want to go ahead and print
$1.00 off Pam Grilling Spray
$1.00 off one 5lb. bag of Eagle Mills Flour

Thanks Printable Coupons and Deals!

Anything good in your mail today?

Did y'all find any fun freebies in your mailbox today?

Today I received:
-Dove Deodorant
-Dove Men's Body Wash
-Eucerin Body Lotion and Face Lotion (A $1.00 coupon came with this sample)
-Coupon for FREE Uncle Ben's Rice
-Sample of Hugo Cologne (I don't know if you can really call it a sample, a little wipe with the cologne on it :)
-Pampers Diaper (This came with $6.00 worth of coupons)...Anyone need diaper coupons; we are officially done with diapers at my house!! WOOHOO!!

Hope you guys are starting to receive some fun freebies in your mailbox!!

Contacting Companies

One GREAT way to get high value coupons is to contact companies and give them feedback on their products. The majority of companies have contact information on their websites; all you have to do is click on that and send off a quick email with your comments. It takes around five minutes of your time, and can result in some high value coupons!!

I thought it might be a good idea for me to start highlighting some companies that you can contact a few times a week, and we can see if we start getting some coupons in the mail (along with all those free samples :) Let me start out by saying that I have had some companies send me coupons for FREE products or VERY high value coupons. Other times I don't ever hear back from companies, or they might send me a coupon for $0.25 to $0.50 off. I don't know what sort of response you will get from these companies, but I think that the few minutes it takes to send a quick comment will result in some GREAT coupons!!

The most important thing to note when contacting these companies is to BE HONEST and BE POLITE!! Do y'all remember the news story several years ago where the Wendy's customer claimed to find a finger in her chili? I don't think any of you would try to make false claims about these companies and their products, but I just want to remind you that HONESTY is very important!!

If you like a product you might send a quick email that says something like this:

My family and I really enjoy eating (fill in your product). It is so wonderful to be able to serve my family something that is so delicious and easy to prepare. We look forward to trying more of your products!! Thanks so much for such high quality products!

If you dislike a product, you might send a quick email that says something like this:

I recently tried (fill in product) for the first time. My family did not enjoy this product very much. My children complained that it left a strange after taste in their mouths, and I had to agree with them. Thank you for taking the time to read my comments about your product.

If you have never tried a product, you might send a quick email that says something like this:

I have seen several commercials for (fill in product). The commercials make this product look so delicious; I am excited about trying it for myself in the near future.

As you can tell, the comments are pretty straightforward and really take no time at all to send.

So, here are the companies that we can try contacting today:

Drano (go here)

Aleve (go here)

Kellogg's Cereal (go here)

Digiorno Pizza (go here)

Let me know if you start receiving coupons in the mail!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Coupons for Blue Bunny Ice Cream

If you become a member of Blue Bunny's iScream Team you will be able to print a coupon for $1.00 off Blue Bunny Frozen Yogurt. I signed up to become a member several months ago. They email me about once a month with new coupon offers. If you love ice cream (I do!!), I would encourage you to sign up to receive coupons. Go here to get started. Click on "Coupons" on the top of the page to fill in your information.

Coupon for Borden Singles Sensations

There is a coupon available for $1.00 off any one package of Borden Singles Sensations. My husband really likes the Pepper Jack flavor on his sandwiches/hamburgers. The last time I purchased these they were $1.88 at Wal-Mart (so only $0.88 after coupon). I believe there are 10 slices in each package. Go here if you are interested in printing this coupon. This coupon is found on Wal-Mart's website, so you should have no problem redeeming it there.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Albertsons Ad/Coupon Match Up (May 26 - June 1)

In Ad Coupon for Buy Oscar Mayer All Meat Wieners Get TWO FREE!!
-use coupon for $1.00 off two Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (found in 5/16 SmartSource insert)
-use coupon for $1.00 off two Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (found here)

French's Worcestershire Sauce $1.00
-use coupon for $0.50 off French's Worcestershire Sauce (found in 5/9 SmartSource insert)(this will be doubled)
Final Price: FREE!!

Hamburger, Chicken, or Tuna Helper $1.00
-use coupon for $0.75 off three Hamburger, Chicken, or Tuna Helper Meals (found in 4/11 and 5/2 SmartSource inserts)
Final Price: $2.25 for three (or $0.75 each)

KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce $1.69
-use coupon for $1.00 off KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce (found in 5/9 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $0.69

Kraft Salad Dressing $2.00
-use coupon for $0.55 off one Kraft Salad Dressing (found in 5/2 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $1.45

C&H Sugar $2.29 (4 lb.)
-use coupon for $0.40 off any one C&H Sugar Product (found in 5/2 RedPlum insert) (This will be doubled).
-use coupon for $0.50 off any one C&H Sugar Product (found in 3/14 RedPlum insert) (This will be doubled).
Final Price: As low as $1.29

Lean Cuisine Frozen Entrees $2.00
-use coupon for $1.00 off five Lean Cuisine meals (found in 5/2 SmartSource insert)
-use coupon for $0.25 off one Lean Cuisine meal (found in Eat Healthy Your Way magazine...this can be found at the commmissary) (This will be tripled).
Final Price: As low as $1.25

Michelina's Frozen Entrees $1.00
-use coupon for $1.00 off five Michelina's frozen entrees (found in 5/9 SmartSource insert)
-use coupon for $1.00 off five Michelina's frozen entrees (found here)
Final Price: $4.00 for five (or $0.80 each)
Michelina's frozen Breakfast Snacker meals are not pictured in the ad, but you might want to check at Albertsons and see if they are included in the sale. If they are...
-use coupon for $0.50 off one Michelina's frozen Breakfast Snacker item (found in 5/9 SmartSource insert)(This will be doubled).
Final Price: FREE!!

Mrs. Smith's Pies $3.50
-use coupon for $0.75 off one Mrs. Smith's pie (found in 3/21 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $2.75

Blue Bell Ice Cream (half gallon) $2.98
(With $25.00 Purchase...limit 1)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Blue Bell ice cream (found here)
Final Price: $1.98

Minute Maid Refrigerated Fruit Drink $0.99

Ozarka Water (24 pack) $2.98 (limit 3)

Lay's Potato Chips Buy One Get One FREE

Chinet Dinner Plates $0.99 (with on package coupon)

Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters $0.49 (sold in 10 lb. bags)

Fresh Yellow Corn 8 for $2.00

HEB Ad/Coupon Match Up (May 26 - June 1)

It looks like it is going to be a pretty good week to shop at HEB! There are several combo locos that we'll be able to use manufacturer's coupons on the items that we buy in order to get other products FREE, and that always gets me excited! :) I also have to say that it is a relief to me knowing that they will now manually enter Internet coupons that do not scan properly. I would get so worried whenever I would post a coupon that you could print from the Internet. I'd wonder if it would actually work or if it would cause y'all hassles at the check out I don't have to worry about that at all!!


Two Ball Park Beef, Cheese, or White Turkey Franks
-use coupon for $1.00 off any two Ball Park Products (found in 5/2 RedPlum insert)
HEB Homemade Style Chili
Borden Finely Shredded Cheese
HEB Soft Drink (2 liter)
Hill Country Fare Ketchup
That's a SAVINGS of $5.32 BEFORE coupons!


Kraft Salad Dressing
-use coupon for $0.55 off one bottle of Kraft Dressing (found in 5/2 SmartSource insert)
Kraft Barbecue Sauce
That's a SAVINGS of $1.00 BEFORE coupons!

Kraft Velveeta Cheese (32 oz.)
Wolf Brand No Beans Chili (19 oz)
Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies (28 oz.)
That's a SAVINGS of $3.78!

Klolbassa Value Pack Smoked Sausage
Kingsford Original Charcoal Briquets
That's a SAVINGS of $5.25!

HEB Fully Cooked Thick 'N Tasty Burgers
Kraft Deli Fresh Natural Cheese Slices
That's a SAVINGS of $2.89!

Two Hillshire Farm Ultra Thin Sliced Lunchmeats
-use coupon for $1.00 off two packages of Hillshire Farm Deli Select Ultra Thin or Hearty Slices Lunchmeat (found in 5/2 RedPlum insert)
-use coupon for $0.35 off one package of Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeat (found in 5/2 RedPlum insert)
Sara Lee Classic Wheat Bread
HEB American Singles
That's a SAVINGS of $4.47 BEFORE coupons!

Oscar Mayer Deli Creations
-use coupon for $1.00 off Deli Creations or Cracker Combinations (found in 5/16 SmartSource insert)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Deli Creations or Cracker Combinations (found in May All You magazine)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Deli Creations or Cracker Combinations (found here)
HEB Potato Chips
That's a SAVINGS of $2.19 BEFORE coupons!

HEB Fully Cooked Beef Brisket
Eckrich Meat Smoked Sausage

HEB Charcoal Briquets

4 HEB Soft Drinks (12 packs)
1 HEB Soft Drink (12 packs)
After the FREE 12 pack, you will end up paying $1.87 for EACH of them!

4 Coca-Cola Classic, Diet Coke, or Coca-Cola Zero (2 liter)
1 Coca-Cola Classic, Diet Coke, or Coca-Cola Zero (2 liter)

Gatorade or G2
HEB Quench or Quench Fit

HEB MooTopia Milk
PowerBar Performance Bar

General Mills Fiber One Cereal
-use coupon for $0.75 off one box of Fiber One Cereal (found in 4/18 SmartSource insert)
-use coupon for $0.50 off one box of Select Cereal (Fiber One is included) (found in 5/9 SmartSource insert)
-use coupon for $1.00 off two boxes of Select Cereals (Fiber One is included) (found in 4/18, 5/2, and 5/9 SmartSource inserts)
Yoplait Fiber One Multi Pack Yogurt (4 ct.)

Hormel Cure 81 Boneless Ham
Shedd's Country Crock Side Dishes

10" Angel Food Cake
Reddi Wip Topping
-use coupon for $1.00 off Reddi Wip (found in April and June All You magazines)
Red Ripe Strawberries (1 lb.)

Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat
-use coupon for $1.00 off two Oscar Mayer Lunchmeats (found here)
-use coupon for $1.00 off two Oscar Mayer Lunchmeats (found in 5/16 SmartSource insert)
Kraft American Singles
Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip
Mrs. Baird's Honey Wheat Bread

Remington Wet 2 Straight ($24.15)
Got 2b product

Herbal Essences Hair Color
Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner

Elations (6 pack or powders)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Elations (6 pack or powders) (found here)
Elations (6 pack or powders)

$3.00 of more of any HEB Brand Over the Counter Medicine
HEB Batteries (AA 4 pack, C 2 pack, or D 2 pack)

Chapstick Ultra SPF 15
Chapstick Ultra SPF 15

Hill Country Essentials Pro V Shampoo, Conditioner, or 2-in-1
Hill Country Essentials Women's Twin Blade Razors (5 ct.)

HEB Baby Diapers Club Pack
HEBuddy 2-in-1 Shampoo

HEB 43 Piece First Aid Kit
Hill Country Essentials Spring Mint Mouth Rinse

HEB Quench (6 pack, 12 oz or 8 pack, 20 oz)
Cool Off Towelettes

KleenHanz Travel Pack
KleenHanz Travel Pack

HEBuddy Smoothies (4 or 8 pack)
HEBuddy Toothbrush (2 pack)

Enfamil Premium Lipil, Gentlease Lipil, or AR Lipil
(I know there are MANY coupons out there for Enfamil Formula that are mailed to people who have babies. These coupons that are mailed out are usually pretty high value, so you might want to check and see if you happen to have some!)
Evenflo Classic Bottles (3 pack)

US Flag Kit ($10.00)
8" HEB Apple Pie
HEB Creamy Creations Premium Ice Cream (32 oz.)

Igloo Island Breeze 28 Quart Rolling Cooler ($24.98)
HEB Soft Drinks (12 pack)
Bag of Ice (10 lbs.)

IMUSA 13" Round or 17" Oval Griddle
Sabor Tradicional Ready to Cook Flour Tortillas (30 ct.)




Hill Country Fare Seasoned Beef for Fajitas, HEB Seasoned Pork for Fajitas or Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs for Fajitas or with Texas Style BBQ Rub $1.99/lb.

Pork Baby Back Ribs or HEB Seasoned Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts for Fajitas $2.99/lb.

Texas Grown Corn 4 for $1.00

Hill Country Fare Foam Plates (50ct), Hill Country Fare Party Cups (20 ct.), HEB Full Size Cutlery (24 ct.) 5 for $5.00 (or $1.00 each

Kraft Barbecue Sauce $1.00
(Remember you get this FREE if you buy Kraft Salad Dressing!!)

Small Mangos 2 for $0.88

Seedless Personal Size Watermelon $2.97

Peaches $0.97/lb.

Texas Blueberries $2.88 (6 oz.)

Cherries $4.97/lb.

Key Limes $1.77 (2 lb. bag)

FREE Sample of Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo

Go here to request your free sample of Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo. You will need to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click on the box that is pictured above.

FREE MagnaCare Sunblock!

May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month, and in honor of that MagnaCare is offering a FREE bottle of SunScreen!! Go here to fill out your information to receive you sunscreen. Scroll down the page until you find the box that is pictured above, click on it and begin entering your information.

Thanks Good Deal Mama!

Coupon for American Greetings Cards

There's a coupon available for $1.00 off three American Greetings Cards (excluding $0.99 cards). Cards can get super pricey, so it's nice to find a coupon that will help lower the cost of them. It's a great time to print this coupon off...with graduation and Father's Day just around the corner. Go here to print this coupon.

Thanks Smart Couponing!

Albertsons Trip (May 25)

I made a quick trip to Albertsons today to buy some cereal. I got there and realized that I had pulled most of my cereal coupons out of my binder to double check them and forgot to put them back in, so I was only able to buy four boxes. I bought everything pictured below and only spent...


I won't go into a detailed list of all the coupons that I used because today is the final day of the sale, but will give you a quick overview of what I bought

4 boxes of cereal ($1.50 a box when you buy four boxes)
4 French's Mustard $1.19
4 French's Worcestershire Sauce $1.00
2 5lb. bags of flour $0.50
4 Kraft Macaroni and Cheese $0.50
9 Danimals Crush Cups (4 packs)...only 8 made it into the picture $0.99
This was not an advertised sale. I just happened to be walking by the yogurt section and saw a huge display of them for $0.99 (they are normally $2.39 at Albertsons).
2 individual boxes of Nerds candies $0.50 (Again, these are not pictured)

A lot of the coupons I used made the products FREE, and I also used a $3.00 Register Reward to help lower the cost even further.

I ended up spending $1.92 and after in store sales and coupons I saved $40.03. That's a savings of over 95%!!
I have been out of the house most of the day, so I haven't been able to post anything today. I am in the process of making supper, but will try to sit down at the computer a little later tonight to post a few things. My goal is to get the Albertsons and HEB ad/coupon match ups done tonight so that you will be able to get your coupons in order for the sales that begin tomorrow. Hope all of you are having an amazing day!!

Coupon for Libby's Vegetables

I found a coupon for $1.00 off three cans of Libby's Vegetables. This is a pretty high value coupon for canned vegetables. Most coupons that I've found for canned vegetables will be for $1.00 off five, or $1.00 off eight. I printed this coupon off and will be saving it for a sale. (Mine doesn't expire until the July 24, so plenty of time to find a good sale).

Go here to print this coupon. Remember, you should be able to print this coupon off twice...just hit your back button two or three times and it should automatically reprint!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Coupon for Minute Maid Orange Juice

My kids LOVE orange juice, but the "real" orange juice is pretty expensive. I found a great HIGH VALUE coupon for Minute Maid Orange Juice.

Go here to print a coupon for $1.50 off Minute Maid Orange Juice. To find this coupon quickly click on Beverages in the list of Categories on the left side of the page.

You might also want to print the coupon for $2.00 off Ovaltine while you are there...this coupon should get you Ovaltine for less than $1.00 at Wal-Mart!

HEB Update

Just wanted to let all of you know that I went up to HEB this morning to have a meeting with the supervisor and some of the managers. I met with some of the managers several days ago and left not feeling like I had any of my questions answered. One of my readers suggested that it might be a good idea to contact someone at a higher level of HEB, so I sent an email off to their corporate office. About 24 hours later, i received a call from our local HEB office asking to meet with me.
I have to say that the thought of meeting with them had me feeling pretty nervous, but once I started talking about coupons, the nervousness left...I guess when you really know what you are talking about it helps you be able to speak up for yourself (and all other coupon shoppers out there. :)
We did not get all my coupon questions resolved today, but I definitely left feeling like I had been heard and that they were going to look into questions that they did not have answers to...They told me that they would call me when they found out the answers to my questions.

Here's some of what we talked about (Most of these questions were taken from emails/comments/questions that I've received from readers)

Internet Coupons that do not scan...This is the best...They will now manually enter internet coupons that do not scan properly!! WOO HOO!! They will not accept internet coupons for FREE items, but if the computer will not ring up the coupon, the cashier can now manually enter it. I could not find this information on their website yet, but they did say that it is now in effect. If you have an issue with a cashier not entering in your coupons, ask to speak to a manager/supervisor.

One of the managers mentioned to me a couple of times that they needed to give their cashiers a little more knowledge about the store's coupon policy, so hopefully we won't run into any cashiers who refuse to accept coupons.

If a coupon exceeds the value of a product, the computer will automatically adjust the price of the coupon'll be able to get a product FREE but no overage.

HEB will NOT price match competitor ads.

If an HEB coupon (yellow) has an M in the box on the lower left side of the coupon, that means it is a manufacturer's coupon and can NOT be combined with an additional manufacturer's coupon, if it has an S in it, this stands for a store coupon and CAN be combined with a manufacturer's coupon. I was told that HEB does not issue many "S" coupons, but you can always be on the lookout for those.

There are no limits to the amount of coupons you can use per day.

If you have a problem with bad produce/meats/products/etc. HEB would like you to bring your receipt AND the product up to the store...if you don't have your receipt, still bring the product up to the store. They will do their best to make things right...issue you new products, store credit, etc.

Things they are still working on finding the answers to:

-Accepting Register Rewards
I showed them a Register Reward and explained that it is a manufacturer's coupon that they should get reimbursed for...they copied one of my register rewards and told me they would contact someone to try to find answers to this.

-Accepting Military Store Coupons
Again, I showed them some of these coupons...they are clearly manufacturer's coupons. They said they would look into this. Evidently, some manufacturer's have deals with specific stores to reimburse them for products, so they wanted to know if that was the case with these coupons. If they start accepting those coupons, it will be wonderful for all of the military families in town!!

-Using a B1G1 FREE coupon with an additional $ off coupon
At first they told me they could not do that because that would be doubling up on coupons. I explained that they consider their yellow in store coupons to be manufacturer's coupons and they allow you to use a dollar off coupon for the item you are purchasing with those, so I didn't see what the difference was to use another manufacturer's B1G1 coupon with a dollar off coupon (only difference I could see was that HEB was printing the B1G1 coupon). They said that made sense and that they would be looking into that as well.

All in all today was a very good trip. All of the people I spoke with were very friendly and seemed to genuinely want to help. I think they understand the benefits of shopping with coupons and want to make it as easy on their customers as possible.

The next time you are at HEB I really encourage you to tell a manager or your cashier how much you appreciate them for taking the time to make couponing easier at their store. The managers could have easily ignored my comments and questions, but instead they took the time to sit down with me and try to understand where I was coming from and try to answer some of my questions. You know sometimes you can talk to people and it's like they aren't even listening...they are thinking of a comeback to prove their point and not listening to yours...I was kind of expecting that experience today, but I have to say that it was nothing like that. They genuinely seemed like they wanted to help and would do what they could to find the answers to our couponing questions.

I really think that if all of us coupon shoppers make an effort to tell them thank you and shop with a smile on our faces that it will make them want to make things easier on us!!
Let me know if you have any other issues/questions about HEB, and I will try to find the answers for you!!

Target Trip (May 24)

I just got back from a quick trip to Target and wanted to point out several deals that are available right now.

Bounty Basic Paper Towels $0.99
-For those of you who submitted for the Proctor and Gamble Coupon book, there are THREE coupon for $1.00 off Bounty paper towels
-coupon for $0.25 off Bounty Paper Towels (found in the 5/2 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Final Price: As low as FREE

Aquafresh Kid's Toothpaste $1.62
-use Target coupon for $0.50 off Aquafresh toothpaste (found here)
-AND use coupon for $1.00 off Aquafresh Kids' toothpaste (found here)
Final Price: $0.12!!

Satin Care Shave Gel (travel size) $0.99
-use coupon for $1.00 off Satin Care Shave Gel (found in 5/2 Proctor and Gamble insert)
-use coupon for $0.55 off Satin Care Shave Gel (found in 5/2 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Final Price: As low as FREE!!

Band-Aids $1.69
-use Target coupon for $0.75 off Band-Aids (found here)
-AND use coupon for $0.50 off Band-Aids (found in 4/25 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $0.44

Stouffer's Family Size Chicken Lasagnas Normally Priced over $6.00...on Clearance for $3.12
-use coupon for $1.00 off Stouffer's Family Size meals (found in April All You magazine)
Final Price: $2.12 (This is a GREAT deal!!)

Select Kid Cuisine meals Normally Priced at $1.78...on Clearance for $0.88
-use coupon for $1.00 off two Kid Cuisine meals (found in April All You magazine and select home mailer books)
Final Price: $0.66 for two (or $0.33 each!!) (Again, a GREAT deal!!)

When I was at Target they had a good stock of the clearance food items, but I'm thinking that with prices as low as they are they will probably go quickly. If you are heading over to Target, make sure to check to see if you can find any of these GREAT deals!! Oh, the food that was clearance, was in the freezer section next to the ice cream/frozen pizzas...on the top two shelves...let me know if you find any good deals!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Coupons in Parade Magazine

Don't forget to check the Parade magazine that comes in the Sunday paper for coupons each week. Parade will not have coupons every week, but it is still a good idea to always check, because you never know which week there will be coupons! This week this magazine has three coupons. These coupons include:

Buy One Olay Total Effects Facial Moisturizer and Get One Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Body Wash Free

$1/2 Edy’s products

$1/1 Pantene product

Coupons...3 lbs. of Coupon Inserts Mailed to You!!

I've talked to several people who have mentioned that they are not getting the expected coupon inserts in the Sunday paper. The San Angelo paper might have both SmartSource and RedPlum inserts, but that there are not the amount of coupons that are in the coupon preview. Several people have told me that they buy the San Antonio paper, but that the last several weeks there has been no RedPlum insert in it. I was surprised to hear about this because I no longer buy the Sunday newspaper. Yes, I still get the wonderful coupon inserts from the paper, but I don't buy a Sundy paper. This means that I don't have to make a stop on Sundays for paper, throw out/recycle all the extra newspapers, or have to sort through the newspapers at the store to see if the inserts are even in there.

How do I still get coupon inserts?

I have coupon inserts mailed to me by a company called American Consumer Services. They mail me 3 lbs. of coupon newspapers, no filler ads, just the coupon inserts. The inserts come directly to my mailbox. They are from big city newspapers, and I've found that there are more coupons in the inserts and that they are higher in value than the ones that were in the newspapers that I was buying. I feel good about it too, because I am no longer wasting all those newspapers that I was buying and just throwing out or recycling.

How many inserts are in a 3 lb. package? Usually between 30 to 40 inserts. No, these are not all different inserts...there are duplicats of many of the inserts (which I LOVE because that means when you find a coupon that works great with a sale or that will get you an item for FREE you can really STOCK UP!!)

Each time this package is shipped it costs $33.00...that might sound like a lot, but I figured that I get inserts from between 15 and 18 newspapers. San Antonio newspapers costs $3.00 a piece...15 newspapers would cost $45.00. I also know that I will EASILY make that money back on just one trip to the grocery store. You can choose to get coupons mailed to you once a month...or more frequently. I have them mailed to my house every two weeks. I cannot emphasize enough how much I LOVE receiving my coupons this way. If you think that this sounds like too many coupons for your family to use, think about going in with a friend...there should be plenty of coupons to split with a friend. One of the keys to saving big with coupons is being able to stock up when items are at rock bottom prices, that is the main reason that I LOVE having multiple inserts.

I contacted Mr. Daniels (the owner of American Consumer Services) and asked him if it was okay for me to write about his company. He gets a limited amount of inserts each week, so I wanted to make sure that if I wrote about it and if you guys were interested in it, that he would have enough coupon inserts for you guys to order from him. He told me that would be okay...if you contact him about this just let him know that you heard about it from Lucrecia Wingfield's blog.

This is a smaller company, and he does not have a website. You can contact him at 1-866-790-5088 or email him at If you are interested in doing this, I would encourage you to call because he will need your debit/credit card information (and personally I feel a whole lot safer giving that information on the phone rather than through an email).

This was emailed to me directly from Mr. Daniels to explain the coupon inserts a little more clearly:

"You'll get a variety of SmartSource, RedPlum and P&G inserts from the Sunday newspapers of the last 4 to 6 weeks. Use the coupons at any supermarket in the U.S. to stretch your dollars and make them work harder. Most people get an order of AMERICAN SUPERSHOPPER GOLD once a month, but we can send you an order every 2 or 3 weeks, if you prefer. We charge your credit card on Friday and the scheduled orders ship on the following Thursday. Coupon packages ship all month long, not at just the beginning or end of the month. You will get the latest coupon inserts from the last Sunday as well as a variety of inserts from the previous weeks. We remove the junk pages to compact the inserts so more fit in the package. We also go through every insert to ensure that there are no short-dated or expired coupons. If there are any, we add additional inserts to the package at no cost to you."

Hope some of you take advantage of this offer...make sure to tell him that you heard about this on Lucrecia Wingfield's blog, so you can be sure to get in on his mailing list. Oh, and this is not something you have to sign a contract to join...try it once, and if you aren't satisfied call and cancel. I signed up to have it delivered once a month, and as soon as I received my first shipment I emailed him to ask if I could get it delivered every two weeks!

Let me know if you decide to sign up for this, and also give me feedback once you receive you first shipment!!