Posted: January 12, 2010
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Giveaway has ended!!! See winners here.

Now as you can see in my pantry picture above, I am a cereal fiend and I eat a box a week by myself. Just ask my husband. General Mills provided me with a free cereal coupon through My Blog Spark, and I wanted to taste-test it, to see if taste was affected by the reduced sugar content. If you haven’t heard, GM has committed to single digit grams of sugar per serving in kids cereals. I was game to taste test.

I got one box of Lucky Charms; I was in the mood for a classic.  Loved it. Reduced sugar? I couldn’t tell; in fact, my 2 1/2 year old daughter even ate the brown pieces instead of just the marsh mellows!

Now General Mills, through My Blog Spark, has also provided me with 3 more coupons for free cereal, each coupon is good for up to $6 on any General Mills cereal; so you can get the BIG boxes!  I am giving these away to 3 lucky readers and will mail them off to the 3 winners.

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER TO WIN

1) Leave a comment telling me what General Mills cereal you love the most. Be sure to leave your first name & email/blog address.

After that, here are other ways to enter: (Please, make sure that you submit extra comments if you do these.)

2) Either subscribe to my email newsletter or become a follower on Facebook. (If you are already, thank you and you get that 2nd entry if you leave a comment noting that you follow)

3) Follow me on Twitter. (If you are already, thank you and you get that 3rd entry if you leave a comment noting that you follow)

4) Blog/Tweet about the giveaway. (Again, leave a comment to let me know)

5) Grab our button and place it on the sidebar of your blog. (Again, leave a comment to let me know)

There are now a total of 5 entries per person! (Please be sure to leave separate entries for each one.)

Entry is open to US residents only through 11:59pm MST on Tuesday, January 12th. Winners will be chosen using random.org and contacted by email. If you’re the winner, you’ll have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.

Good luck to all of you who enter!

P.S: Make sure to also print your $1/1 GM cereal coupon here, good on Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Trix.

Posted: January 12, 2010
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SallyBeauty.com is giving away FREE Hairtrition Color Protect Starter Kits! Go here and enter promo “555335” at checkout!  Kit includes:

  • Hairtrition Sulfate-free Color Protect Shampoo 4.2 oz.
  • Hairtrition Color Protect Conditioner 4.2 oz.
  • Hairtrition Color Protect Leave-in Detangler 4.2 oz.
Posted: January 12, 2010
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Part of the ABC’s of Couponing Guide

Target Holiday Clearance Schedule (most stores are similar)
50% off – marked down on the day after the holiday, usually lasts for three days
75% off – marked down on the fourth day after the holiday, usually lasts for three days
90% off – marked down on the seventh day after the holiday, usually lasts for 1-3 days

JANUARY – Historically, Quaker has hot deals on cereal/all items. We see Pepsi/Tostitos go on sale mid-January (again, rebates abound for these). Other items of note this time of year are chili, side dishes, anything for hearty/warm meals.
• Post-Holiday Sales
• White Sales
• Sports and Weight Loss Equipment
• Computers
• Winter Apparel and Accessories
· Organizers, Rubbermaid totes, shelf organizers, planners, filing cabinets

FEBRUARY – many of the same food items as January
• Electronics
• Floor Coverings
• Housewares
• Furniture
• Candy and Chocolates

MARCH – Frozen food month. You’ll find many stores are offering free freezers or fill-a-bag deals. Between March and April, look for spring cleaning deals, so many cleaner items will be on sale. With Easter, looks for eggs, ham, Kraft products to cycle into good sales. Paper products like towels, napkins, plates are starting to come on strong. Beverage items.
• Spring Apparel and Accessories
• Winter Sports Equipment
• Gardening Supplies
• Luggage

APRIL –
• Spring Apparel and Accessories
• Coats and Hats
• Paint
• Wallpaper
• Jewish Foods and Eggs

MAY – get ready for summer! Here come loads of deals on BBQ sauce, frozen veggies, baked beans, and condiments of all kinds, summer-time meats (ribs, hotdogs, and ground beef). Also with all the holidays, look for tons of paper goods that match the holiday and pick them up after clearance. These deals generally continue through September!
• White Sale – Linens and Towels
• Spring Cleaning Supplies
• Auto Maintenance
• Home Maintenance
• Sodas & Bottled Water, Hotdogs, Hamburger Meat, Condiments, Paper & Plastic plates & cups
* Raid/Off bug repellents and sunscreens

JUNE –
• Summer Apparel and Accessories
• Pianos
• Television Sets
• Building Materials and Hardware
• Dairy Products

JULY –
• Air Conditioners
• Summer Sports Equipment
• Sportswear
• Craft Supplies
• Sodas, Hotdogs, Hamburger Meat, Condiments

AUGUST –
• White Sale – Linen and Towels
• BBQ and Patio Equipment
• Back to School Supplies
• Bathing Suits
• Fresh Fish and Vegetables
• Breakfast foods (Cold cereal-Juice-Waffles-etc)
• Cold lunch items for in lunch boxes

SEPTEMBER – back to school; time to fill up on snacks! Pudding cups, Capri suns, fruit snacks, cereal sales start up hard again, peanut butter/jelly. Also, like clockwork, there will be Prego coupons in August, and plan on getting lots and using them in a hurry before they expire in September when the spaghetti sauce goes on sale. Sauce wars between Ragu and Prego this month. Campbell’s soups will go on as well and there will be coupons in the end of August for these as well. Lunchables are on sale this time of year, too.
• Back to School Supplies and Apparel
• Gardening Supplies
• Housewares
• Bicycles
• Canned Goods

OCTOBER –
Stock up on holiday foods – Stove Top, turkey, instant mashed potatoes, broth, cranberries, marshmallow, ice cream, pie shells, whipped cream, pudding. Look for great Kraft deals again this time of year. Piggyback those Kraft coupons when you can. Crackers are a biggie – going on for $1 or less a box. Lots of extra deals like $ off cheese WYB crackers. The real kicker is the after Christmas food deals! Save your coupons because pie fixings, fried onion, broth and canned green beans will be on deep discount. I got those onions for .50 a can, normally almost $4. These generally continue through December.
• Cars
• Houses
• Fishing Equipment
• Crystal, Silver, and Glassware
• Candy
· Baking/candy-making items (choc chips, sprinkles, vanilla, corn syrup, nuts, etc)

NOVEMBER –
• Winter Apparel and Accessories
• Quilts and Blankets
• Heating Devices
• Turkey, Sweet Potatoes
• Canned goods (soup, chicken broth, condensed milk, veggies etc)
• Baking goods

DECEMBER –
• Toys
• Gift Items
• Party ware
• Post-Holiday Sales
• Party Foods, Baking Goods, and Various Meat
• Canned goods (broth, soups, etc)

Year-round: after a holiday, you can always pick up cheap cookie dough and any food related to a holiday.

Continual sales: candy, popcorn, chips, anything snacky, cereal (heavier in the fall/winter, but still around in the spring).

Produce: Cheapest when they are in-season  (see picture above).  You can stock up and can what you don’t use for later. I am new to canning but I have done strawberry freezer jam – its the easiest! I personally don’t can food as except this and Huckleberry jam… Wow just typing the word Huckleberry has my mouth watering!

Frozen food sales: seem to centralize on a brand and the switch brands the next month. I think the manufacturers buy slot time for sales. So last month, Stouffers was on sale hard, now lean cuisine is. Save the entire frozen coupon and then keep checking back for the brand of the month.

Frozen pizzas: go on sale in the fall and then again the spring; not often in the summer because people don’t want to turn their ovens on in the summer.

By all means, this isn’t everything that you can get on sale, but if you follow the cycle and stock up (I never buy BBQ sauce in the winter), then you can get where you have enough on hand and only need to refill when the items are in season. The result is that you spend less and less with each successful cycle.

Thanks for the tips PYP!

Posted: January 11, 2010
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Remember, you can use coupons on free items!!!

B1G1 Free Windex $4.29
Used 2 $1/1 coupons from rightathome.com
Final Price: $1.14 each

B1G1 Free Woolite Carpet Cleaner $5.99 (I have the rug stick that goes with this and use it regularly!)
Used 2 $1.00/1 S 1/10-35
Final Price: $1.99 each

B1G1 Free Scrubbing Bubbles $3.59
Used 2 $0.75/1 S 1/10-45
Final Price: $1.04 each

Gillette Venus Razor $5.99
$5/1 coupon I got in mail because I emailed them and told them I loved their razors
Final Price: $.99

I bought all of these items (post here)

Final Price: $10.97 (including tax) –  Saved: $26.91

Posted: January 11, 2010
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ALREADY REACHED ITS LIMIT!!!

Hurry, this one goes fast and I loved mine from last month!
Click the image below and then click on “Request Literature”, then select Consumer/Homeowner!

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Posted: January 11, 2010
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After Christmas many people need new storage shelfs in their garage/basement/attic to store Christmas decorations.  I needed a new shelf to store all my food storage.  Either way, I spent forever pricing these out at Walmart, Lowes, Target, and Home Depot, only to find they were going to run me $35 (BOO!).  So I went to my local Deseret Industries (similar to a Goodwill, the D.I. is a massive Church-run thrift store) and I got my shelf for $5.  They only had one, so to get more I will just keep checking back whenever I am near it.  It’s going in my basement so I don’t care if they aren’t all matching. So if you are looking for shelves, check your thrift stores first as they are a bargain there! Other deals I did today:

Rite Aid:

Huggies $8.99
GE Soft White Longlife Light Bulbs $2
Theraflu $4.99
Contact Cold+Flu $4.99

Used coupons in this order:

$5/$2…found HERE
Theraflu $1.50/1 coupons in-store next to the product (good thing, I forgot to print the $2/1 printable coupon here, good thing I’d rather pay $.50 instead of waste ink anyways since  my printer goobles ink!!!)


Contact $2/1 (3-31-10) RP-1/10
Free Huggies Voucher (from earlier Buy 5, Get 1 Free Huggies promo)
Paid $4.46 OOP, will get $5.00 back in SCR ($3 from Thermaflu & $2 from Light Bulbs)

Final Price: Made $.54 (including tax) –  Saved: $20.99

Walgreens:Remember, you can use coupons on free items!!!

B1G1 Free Windex $4.29
Used 2 $1/1 coupons from rightathome.com
Final Price: $1.14 each

Gillette Venus Razor $5.99
$5/1 coupon I got in mail because I emailed them and told them I loved their razors
Final Price: $.99

B1G1 Free Woolite Carpet Cleaner $5.99 (I have the rug stick that goes with this and use it regularly!)
Used 2 $1.00/1 S 1/10-35
Final Price: $1.99 each

B1G1 Free Scrubbing Bubbles $3.59
Used 2$0.75/1 S 1/10-45
Final Price: $1.04 each

Final Price: $10.97 (including tax) –  Saved: $26.91



Posted: January 11, 2010
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YEAH! Get a FREE Gillette Fusion Razor via text or by phone. You can text the word PRUEBA to 467-467 or call 1-888-778-3221 (press 2 for English). Once you send your text you’ll receive a text back asking for your age.  Then another text asking which state you live in. Your final text will be a confirmation…it will tell you that you will receive your FREE Gillette Razor in 4-6 weeks! :) FYI-the texts are in Spanish but fairly easy to understand. I am already registered with ShopText so they have my address…if you aren’t registered yet you will get a few more text messages to get all of your details.

Standard text messaging rates apply.

Thanks, Brandi!

Posted: January 11, 2010
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2707200920013457px Arby27s logo svg Arbys: FREE Shake, Roast Beef Or Fries

Great FREEBIE going on at Arby’s right now. Send a text message with the word SHAKE to 27297 (which stands for Arby’s). We just got a FREE Roast Beef sandwich with the purchase of a regular drink, others have gotten FREE Fries or Shakes. It just just depends on your market.  Enjoy!

Thanks, MojoSavings!

Posted: January 10, 2010
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Bargain Brianahas put together a whole list of match-ups, but here I am only listing the best deals:

$10 Gift Card with new or transferred prescription (must use in-ad coupon)

Selected General Mills Cereals 4/$6.00
$1/1 General Mills Cereal Printable Coupon (FF)
$1/1 General Mills Cheerios Printable Coupon (FF)
$1/1 Honey Nut Cheerios Printable Coupon
$0.50 a box when you buy 4!

Sally Hansen nail color, treatment, or lip makeup, Buy One, Get One 50% off
$1/1 Sally Hansen Lip Product – 1-10-10 RP
$0.50/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color – 1-10-10 RP
$0.50/1 Sally Hansen Treatment – 1-10-10 RP

Spend $20 on Cascade, Febreze, Downy, Dawn, or Swiffer, Get a $20 off your next $50 purchase coupon to use your next shopping trip. Offer valid from 1/10 to 1/31/2010. Limit 1 per transaction.
Downy 105-120 load, $9
$0.25/1 $0.25/1 Downy Product – 12-27-09 P&G

Buy any Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent, Get a Green Works Product FREE (up to $3.79)
I have a $.75 coupon off Green Works I printed a while back, check to see if you printed it!

Huggies Diapers or Pull ups, $9.99
Huggies Diaper Printable (IE)
Huggies Diaper Printable (FF)
Final Price: $7.99

Tide Stain Release Caplet, Liquid or Powder $6.00
($3.00/1 PG 12/27-7)
Final Price: $3.00

Posted: January 10, 2010
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Lean Cuisine Frozen Meal $1.88
$1.00/1 – Lean Cuisine frozen meal, Target coupon – (target.com) prints twice
$1.00/3 – Lean Cuisine, manufacturer coupon – (target.com) prints once
Final Price: $0.55

Kashi GoLean Crunch $2.75
$0.75/1 – Kashi Cold Cereal, Target coupon – (target.com) prints twice
Final Price: $2.00

Kashi Frozen Meals $3.00
$1.00/1 – Kashi Frozen Entree, manufacturer coupon – (target.com) prints once
Final Price: $2.00

Kashi Frozen Pizza
$0.50/1 – Kashi Frozen Pizza, Target coupon – (target.com)
prints twice
$1.00/1 – Kashie Frozen Pizza, manufacturer coupon – (target.com) prints once
Final Price: varies

One a Day Womens, 100 ct $7.99
$2.00/1 from SS 1/3
Final Price: $5.99

Prevacid 24 HR, 42 ct. $25.99
Buy 1, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
$2.00/1 (IE) – Prevacid 24HR – (bricks.coupons.com)
$2.00/1 (FF) – Prevacid 24HR – (bricks.coupons.com)
Pay $23.99, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $18.99

Sobe Lifewater, 20 oz $1.00
Buy 10, Receive $5 Target Gift Card

Pay: $10.00, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $0.50 each, when you buy 10

Dunkin Donuts Coffee, 11-12 oz $6.00
Buy 3, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
$1.00/1 from 12/13 RP
Pay $15.00, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $3.33 each, when you buy 3

Vaseline Skin Care, includes Men’s & Sheer Infusion $5.00
Buy 2, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
$1.00/1 from 12/13 RP
Pay $8.00, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $1.50 each, when you buy 2

Special K Bars, 6 ct or Crackers, 8 ct $2.39
Buy 2, Receive Free Special K Fruit Crisps
$1.00/1 – Special K Crackers, Crisps or Bars, Target coupon – (target.com) prints twice
$1.00/2 – Special K products, Target Coupon  from 1/10 RP
Final Price: as low as $1.39 each, plus free crisps

If you can print from two computers, print 3 $1.00/1 – Special K Crackers. . .
Scenario:
Buy 2 Special K Bars or Crackers $2.39 each
Buy 1 Special K Fruit Crisps $Free

Use 3 $1.00/1 – Special K Crackers, Crisps or Bars, Target coupon – (target.com)
Final Price: $0.59 per item, when you buy all 3

Buy 2 Cascadian Farms Granola $2.50
Use 2 $1.00/1 – Cascadian Farms product, any – (cascadianfarms.com)
Use 1 $1.00/2 – Cascadian Farms Cereal, any – (target.com)
Final Price: $1.00 each, when you buy 2

GE Reveal, 4-pack 60 watt Lightbulbs $2.00
$1.50/1 – GE Lightning Product, manufacturer coupon – (target.com) prints once
Final Price: $0.50

Juicy Juice, 64 oz $2.00
$1.00/1 – Juice Juice 64 oz or larger, target coupon – (target.com)
Final Price: $1.00

Juicy Juice Brain Development $3.19
Use $1.00/1 – Juicy Juice Brain Development Juice 33.8 oz, target coupon- (target.com)
And Use $1.00/1 – Juicy Juice Brain Development – (juicyjuice.com)
Final Price: $1.19

Trial Size Items

Johnson & Johnson Baby Lotion $1.07
$1.00/1 (IE) – Johnson’s Baby Lotion, Cream, or Oil – (bricks.coupons.com)
$1.00/1 (FF) – Johnson’s Baby Lotion, Cream, or Oil – (bricks.coupons.com)
Final Price: $0.07

Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo $1.07
$1.00/1 (IE) – Johnson’s Baby Shampoo – (bricks.coupons.com)
$1.00/1 (FF) – Johnson’s Baby Shampoo – (bricks.coupons.com)
Final Price: $0.07

Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit To Go $1.07
$1.00/1 from 1/3 RP
Final Price: $0.07

Listerine 3 oz Antiseptic Mouthwash $1.49
$0.50/1 (IE) – Listerine – (bricks.coupons.com)
$0.50/1 (FF) – Listerine – (bricks.coupons.com)
Final Price: $0.99

Suave Cocoa Butter Lotion, 3 oz $1.07
$0.75/2 from 10/25 RP
Final Price: $0.69 each, when you buy 2

Downy Wrinkle Release, 3 oz. $1.97
$0.25/1 from 12/27 PG
$1.00/1 – Downy Wrinkle Release – (downyez.com)
Final Price: $1.72

Tide 2X Ultra, 1.6 oz $1.07
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG
Final Price: $0.07

Tide To Go Pen $2.94
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG
Final Price: $1.94

Blistex Lip Balm $1.14
$0.25/1 from 11/15 SS
Final Price: $0.89

Johnson & Johnson Scenario:
1 Aveeno Moisture Lotion, 2.5 oz $3.29
1 Aveeno Baby Item $4.99
2 Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub $3.54= $7.08
2 Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair, 1.7 oz $4.49= $8.98
1 Aveeno Nourish Hair Care $6.49

2 $2.00/1 –   Aveeno Body or Baby Care Product – (coupons.com)
2 $2.00/1 –  Clean and Clear Product – (coupons.com)
2 $2.00/1- Lubriderm Body Lotion, Cream or Ointment – (coupons.com)
1 $2.50/1 – Aveeno Nourish Hair Care Product – (coupons.com)

Subtotal: $30.83- $14.50 in coupon savings
Pay: $16.33, submit for $10 Rebate
Final Price: $6.33 or $0.90 per item!

Posted: January 10, 2010
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Well I don’t know which is better, all the freebies at Staples or Office Max this week!

Here are Office Max’s Deals:

Boise X-9 Paper, 10-Ream Case
Pay $37.99, Earn $35 in MaxPerk Bonus Rewards

Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, 12- Pcak
Pay $5.99, Earn $6 in MaxPerk Bonus Rewards

Ascend Recycled Peel-to-seal No. 10 Envelopes, 50 ct.
Pay $3.99, Earn $4 in MaxPerk Bonus Rewards

Buy 1 Get 1 50% off HP Ink

I found the fine print on how to get/redeem the Bonus Rewards:

Member’s MaxPerks ID card must be presented at time of purchase;Bonus Rewards for these offers, along with any other Bonus Rewards a Member may have earned during the same period, will be issued in the form of a reward card redeemable toward future purchases. Reward card expires 90 days from date of issuance except for reward cards for FL Members, which expire 1 year from date of issuance.

Posted: January 10, 2010
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milk

First, hurry on over HERE and enter the drawing for FREE milk for a year. Even if you are not an instant winner look down in the bottom left hand corner and you will have the option to print a coupon for FREE milk! I got a coupon for a FREE half gallon of chocolate milk (up to $3) when I purchase 2 gallons! And it doesn’t expire until Feb. 9!These coupons are only for the first 125,000 to register, so go quickly if you want one of these coupons-and make sure to hit the back button on your browser to print two coupons. You can’t beat FREE milk!

Thanks, A Thrifty Mom!

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