Posted: December 21, 2009

This “Spud Buds” toy is on sale for $6.99 this week at Kmart. Use a $5 off coupon from here and get it for only $1.99. If Kmart is out of these, take the ad from the Sunday newspaper and ad-match at either Wal-Mart or Target. Even if this isn’t something you can use, it would make a nice donation to Toys for Tots!

Posted: December 20, 2009

 Target: Pepsi 12 pks As Low As $1.50

Target has Pepsi 12 packs for 4 for $11 this week. Go here and print out 4 of the $1/1 coupons (you will need 2 computers). Here’s the breakdown:

Pepsi – 4 for $11
Use 4 of the $1/1 coupons here
= $7 for 4 or $1.75 ea 

Great time to stock up if you have friends and family coming over for Christmas dinner!

*** Some people are reporting that their Target has these on sale for even lower! Thanks, Mojosavings!

Posted: December 12, 2009

Total for this week: I paid $69.00 for $101.99 worth of groceries; I saved: $32.99 (I am disappointed)

I am doing a new thing where at the end of the week I show all that I spent for the week. This way at the end of the month I can see how much money I am spending monthly.  I have  a family of 4, so anything under $100 per week for all food, drinks, eating out, toiletries, haircare products, diapers and baby formula is my goal. I have 2 kids in diapers, so this may sound ambitious but I accomplished it this week!

Here is my second weekly review:


My Dollar Tree Shopping Trip Dec. 7: $9.61


My Walmart Shopping Trip Dec. 9: Saved $25.69


K-mart Shopping Trip Dec. 10: Saved $7.30

My K-mart shopping trip Dec. 12: 4 “D” batteries & Starburst for $7.49 (boo me, I didn’t even take my coupon binder with me! I wouldn’t have bought these not-on-sale but I needed them right then.)

Total for this week:

PAID: $69.00

SAVED: $32.99 (I didn’t count any saving from my Dollar Tree trip because I have no idea how much I saved on my makeup, probably $10)

Plus, I spent over $37 on Christmas presents, only saving $10 on them.  Pretty weak compared to my big savings last week!

Posted: December 8, 2009

Look how many coupons expired before I could use them! And this is just what I pulled out of my binder this week, I pull expired coupons out every 2 weeks!

What am I going to do with them? Coupons may be used up to six months past their expiration date at overseas USA military commissaries.  At the end of each month, send your coupons to an expired coupon rep who’ll mail them to Japan once per month.

I think this air force base gets a LOT of coupons, so I am currently looking for another military base to send coupons to, if you know of any that need them please let me know!

Posted: December 5, 2009

Total for this week: I paid $64.48 for$213.97 worth of groceries; I saved: $149.49 (70%!!!)

I am doing a new thing where at the end of the week I show all that I spent for the week. This way at the end of the month I can see how much money I am spending monthly.  I have  a family of 4, so anything under $100 per week for all food, drinks, eating out, toiletries, haircare products, diapers and baby formula is my goal. I have 2 kids in diapers, so this may sound ambitious but I accomplished it this week!

Here is my first weekly review:


$20.25, detailed breakdown here (saved $28.24)


$25, detailed breakdown here (saved $80.25)

Made $1, detailed breakdown here (saved $17)
$16.54, detailed breakdown here (saved $24)

+ I spent $3.69 on 2 gallons of milk at Macey’s

Total for this week:

PAID: $64.48

SAVED: $149.49

Posted: December 3, 2009

Lena Crocs $9.49 (normally $39.99)

I have yet to own a pair of Crocs, but I just finished reading a on Deal Seeking Mom how all her readers love how comfortable they are and are psyched about this deal.

It’s the Deal of the Week on Crocs.com at just $9.99 — that’s 75% off! Just type Lena into the search box to find them easily.

PLUS you can use the code N9DWZLKY3ISA for an additional 5% off, and they are offering FREE economy shipping as well!

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Posted: November 30, 2009


Both these items are free this week at Rite Aid.

AMO Complete Multi Purpose Solution $7.99
-$7.00 SCR
-$1/1 (10/25 RP)
=$1.00 overage after coupon and Single Check Rebate

Gillete Fusion Power $9.00
-$5.00 SCR
-$4/1 (11/29 P&G)
=FREE after coupon and Single Check Rebate

I actually made $1 purchasing these!!!

Posted: November 29, 2009

Get two 16+4 packs of AA or AAA batteries per week at Staples for $12.99 each and you’ll get 100% back in Staples Rewards! Details are HERE. Limit is two per week, so you can get eight 20 packs free between now and 12/26 when offer ends.

If you’re not a Staples Rewards member, sign up is free HERE. Rewards checks are mailed out at the end of every calendar quarter – checks for battery purchases will be mailed in January. You can pick these up in-store or online.

Beginning tomorrow (Monday), there’s another great promotion you can add to your online battery order that should get you to free shipping ($50+): choose $25 worth of Sharpie products and use code: 96140 to get them all free!

Thanks, Moms By Heart!

Posted: November 22, 2009

During the week I will be continually updating this page with deals I think are CUCKOO!

View the full ads for most stores at Black Friday.info.

CUCKOO: Ace Hardware 50% off any one regular priced item under $30 at coupons.com (I used zip 90001 and then clicked the tab HOUSEHOLD for the ACE coupon)

Toys R’ Us: Too many good deals to write about, but a good coupon match-up is the Mr. Potato Head Jumbo Pack for $12.99 (normally $24) plus use a $5 off coupon from coupons.com to get it for $7.99


Target’s Wii for $199.99 and get a $20 gift certificate free deal is the best Wii deal yet this week.


TOMS Shoes: use promo code ChooseShoes for $5 off. Plus for every shoe you buy, Toms Shoes will donate a pair to a child in need, over 140,000 shoes donated so far.

TOMS Shoes


Buyz.com: Save $10 on your next order of $100 or more during Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. Use coupon code: BUY10. OR Save $25 on your next order of $200 or more during Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. Use coupon code: BUY25


Sears.com $15 off $50 stacked $5 off $50 promo and eBillme $10 off $50 promo,use codes: SEARS5OFF50 & 10OFFSEARS0110

Etronics.com Rebate: $25 off $100 When You Pay with eBillme Plus 1% Back!

Kmart.com $5 off $50 coupon: “KMART5OFF50” Plus eBillme $10 off $50 coupon: “10OFFKMART1009”

Buy.com: Each day has different deals. Nov. 25: Free shipping on all orders, plus up to 75% off on select electronics.

GAP B1G1Free Sale

We just wanted to send over a quick update on what to expect tonight going into Black Friday. First, Best Buy has announced that they are putting their Black Friday items for sale online tonight starting around 1:00am EST – 2:00am EST (Thanksgiving morning). Some retailers will be putting their Black Friday items online even earlier. The sale times include:

* Newegg.com sale starting at 6:00pm EST (Wednesday)

* Sam’s Club sale starting at 11:00pm EST (Wednesday)

* Sears sale starting at 9:00pm EST (Wednesday)

* Walmart Thanksgiving Day Specials starting at 3:00am EST (Thanksgiving)

* Walmart Black Friday sale starting at 3:00am EST (Black Friday)

* Toys R Us Black Friday sale starting at 12:01am EST (Thanksgiving)

* OfficeMax Black Friday sale starting at 8:00am EST (Thanksgiving)

* Target, Kohls, JC Penney, and other Black Friday sales will begin on Thanksgiving morning.



Shopko’s full ad here.

Walmart’s full ad here.

Emergency Essentials is having  a huge 9 hour sale with prices slashed and free shipping. Find out more.

Bath & Body Works Link FREE Item with $10 purchase coupon!! (must print from their website)

Buy a $50 Build A Bear Gift Card from Costco for only $39.99 Cheesy

I love Amazon and they have “Get black Friday deals all week” Amazon.com

Best Buy will be giving out tickets for select items at 3 am. See their ad here.

PacSun.com Spend $50 and get $25 Off your Next Order, plus most merchandise is 30% off.

Walgreens Black Friday Sneek Peek

JcPennny Black Friday

Kohls Black Friday Sneek Peek
PLUS $10 Kohls cash for every $50 you spend!

Below are my favorite deals from BIG LOTS!! If you want to view the whole ad, go to Big Lots! If you’re not able to view it, sign up for the Buzz Club (free to join) and sign in to view!

THANKSGIVING DAY At Big Lots:  (not black friday!)

Big Lots Black Friday Deals:

Assorted selection of HOT movies $3 Each

I have NOT seen Elmo’s restaurant for under $50!

Let me know if you find Black Friday deals and I’ll post them here.

Posted: November 17, 2009

turkeyI just got the new circular ads for next week, (Wed-Tues. grocery store ads), and so far Walmart $.40 lb Turkey is looking the cheapest! Buy Low Market in Orem comes in second with $.59 lb turkey, while supplies last. If you want to get yours at Buy Low, I’d go tomorrow when the sale starts!

$2/1 off a whole Butterball Turkey Coupon on Smartsource. These are $.98 lb at Walmart. The $.40 lb turkeys at Walmart are a different brand!  So you can do one or the other there.

Macey’s: If you have been accumulating Turkey Vouchers, you can use these on their $1.38 spiral ham, which is what I did today since they have the best price on it, or on Prime Rib.  Other AFS may let you do this as well if you want to use up those vouchers but want to get your turkey somewhere else.

Posted: November 10, 2009

suzanneSuzanne Christensen works at the Spanish Fork Public Library.  She does FREE “Story Time” Tuesdays at 10:15 (making Story Time a Cuckoo Deal, since we love Freebies!), but it is much more than a simple story time! She creates a unique theme each week and incorporates songs, dances, books, and activities centered around the theme. Her audience is currently toddlers, but she has 10 years experience in doing story time’s for various age groups.

I take my 2 girls almost every week.  Suzanne creates an atmosphere that is great for toddlers to learn when to wiggle and when to sit still and listen to her engaging stories.  I think of story time more like “pre-preschool” since my daughter is learning so much each week. Suzanne uses props,  dynamic voice levels, and asks the toddlers questions while she is reading to keep them engaged.  If she looks like she is glowing in the pic, I didn’t edit it, she really just sparkles!

Thanks Suzanne, you do an amazing job!

Here is a picture of Nov. 10th’s story time:


What does this have to do with saving money or cuckoo deals?  Well, it is FREE to take your child to Suzanne’s story times!  What a great cheap pre-pre-school!

Not in the Spanish Fork Area? I lived in Orlando, FL and they had amazing story times at their local library, Dr. Phillips Library.  I have heard of libraries across the country doing story times, so call your local library – most of them feature free story times!

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