Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pardon My Absence

I am experiencing the joys of the first trimester of pregnancy (baby #4), and therefore have been too nauseated and tired to do anything but the absolute necessitites. Sorry, this means that my blog has taken a back burner. I promise I'll be back soon!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Commissary Deals January 21 - February 10

:: Grocery


Planters Cashew Halves & Pieces (9.25 oz.), $1.99
$1/2 Planters Nuts 9.25 - 21.25 oz., exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$1.49 ea. wyb 2, after coupon!

Planters Mixed Nuts (11.5 oz.), $1.99
$1/2 Planters Nuts 9.25 - 21.25 oz., exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$1.49 ea. wyb 2, after coupon!

Planters Cocktail Peanuts (24 oz.), $2.29
$1/2 Planters Nuts 9.25 - 21.25 oz., exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$1.79 ea. wyb 2, after coupon!

Skinner Angel Hair Pasta (16 oz.), $0.75

Skinner Elbow Macaroni (16 oz.), $0.75

Skinner Spaghetti (16 oz.), $0.75

American Beauty Elbow Macaroni (16 oz.), $0.75

Del Monte French Style Green Beans, $0.65

Del Monte Whole Kernel or Cream Style Corn, $0.65

Starbucks Coffee (12 oz.), $5.99
$1.50/1 Starbucks Coffee, exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$4.49 ea. after coupon!

Pepperidge Farm Cookies, $2

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, $2

Nabisco Wheat Thins or Triscuits, $1.79
$2/2 Nabisco Crackers Product Printable$1/2 Nabisco Crackers, exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
As low as $0.79 ea. wyb 2 with coupon!

Slim Fast Bars (5 pk.), $3.59
$1.25/1 Slim Fast Bar Multi Pack, exp. 3-28-10 (RP 1/3/10)
$1/1 Slim Fast Bar Multi Pack, exp. 3-28-10 (RP 1/3/10)
As low as $2.34 ea. with coupon!

Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing (24 oz.), $2.99
$1/1 Hidden Valley Ranch 16 oz. or Larger Bottle Printable
$1.99 ea. after coupon!

Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Dressing and Dip Packets, $0.79

Quaker Granola Bars, $1.89
$0.55/1 Quaker Granola Bars, exp. 2-13-10 (RP 1/3/10)
$1/2 Quaker Granola Bars, exp. 2-13-10 (RP 1/3/10)
As low as $1.34 after coupon!

Old El Paso Refried Beans, $0.85

Old El Paso Heat & Serve Sides, $0.99
$0.55/1 Old El Paso Heat & Serve Side, exp. 2-27-10 (SS 1/3/10)
$1/1 Old El Paso Heat & Serve Sides, exp. 2-27-10 (SS 1/3/10)
As low as FREE plus $0.01 overage after coupon!

Old El Paso Whole or Chopped Green Chilies, $0.75
$0.55/1 Old El Paso Canned Green Chilies Printable
$0.20 ea. after coupon!

Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn, $0.99
$0.50/1 Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn, exp. 2-28-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$1/1 Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn, exp. 2-28-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$0.49 ea. after coupon!


:: Refrigerated


Oscar Mayer Balogna, $1.50
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts, exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$1 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $1.99
$0.55/1 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, exp. 2-13-10 (SS 11/22/09)
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, exp. 2-27-10 (SS 12/6/09)
$1/1 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, exp. 3-6-10 (SS 12/13/09)
As low as $1.44 after coupon!


:: Frozen


Bagel Bites (7 oz.), $1.25
$1/1 Bagel Bites Printable
$0.25 after coupon!

Banquet Chicken Breast Strips or Tenders, $3

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels, $1.39
$1/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels Printable
$0.35/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels, exp. 3-27-10 (GM 1/3/10)
$0.55/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels, exp. 3-27-10 (GM 1/3/10)
As low as $0.39 ea. after coupon!


:: Baby Items


Huggies Wipes (216 ct.), $5.22
$0.75/1 Huggies Wipes, 64 ct.+ Printable
$1/2 Huggies Baby Wipes, 64 ct.+, exp. 2-13-10 (SS 1/17/10)
As low as $4.47 ea. after coupon!

Huggies Snug N Dry Diapers (40-84 ct), $13.99
$1/1 Any Huggies Diapers Printable
$3/2 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2-13-10 (SS 1/17/10)
$2/2 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2-13-10 (SS 1/17/10)
As low as $12.49 ea. wyb 2 with coupon!


:: Health & Beauty


Caress Body Wash (12 oz.), $2.59
$1/1 Caress Body Wash or Beauty Bar Printable (has Target logo)
$1.59 after coupon!

Oil of Olay Body Wash, $2.50
$1/1 Olay Body Wash, Bar Soap, In-Shower Body Lotion, exp. 2-28-10 (P&G 1/17/10)
$1.50 after coupon!


:: Household Cleaning


Glade Plugins Refill, $1.60
$1/2 Glade Plugins Refill Printable
$1.10 ea. wyb 2, after coupon!

Soft Scrub Cleaner Bleach Gel, $1.65
$1.50/1 Soft Scrub Cleaner Bleach Gel Printable
$0.15 ea. after coupon!

Soft Scrub Pads (12 ct.), $1.99
$0.50/1 Soft Scrub Product, exp. 2-28-10 (RP 1/10/10)
$1/2 Soft Scrub Product, exp. 2-28-10 (RP 1/10/10)
$1.49 ea. after coupon!

Fantastik Cleaner, $1.59
$0.75/1 Fanstastik All Purpose Cleaner, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$1/1 Fanstastik All Purpose Cleaner, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
As low as $0.59 ea. after coupon!

Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, $1.82
$0.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
As low as $0.82 ea. after coupon!

Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner Starter Kit, $10.60
$7/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner Starter Kit Printable
$3.60 ea. after coupon!

Windex Glass Cleaner Wipes, $1.80
$1/2 Windex Glass Cleaning Product, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$0.55/1 Windex Glass Cleaning Product, exp. 5-31-10 (Woman's Day, Feb. 2010)
$0.55/1 Windex Glass Cleaning Product, exp. 5-31-10 (Good Housekeeping, Feb. 2010)
As low as $1.25 ea. after coupon!

Palmolive Liquid Dish Soap (25 oz.), $2.19
$0.55/1 Palmolive Aroma Sensations Dish Liquid Printable
$0.25/1 Palmolive Liquid Dish Soap, exp. 1-23-10 (SS 1/3/10)
$1/2 Palmolive Liquid Dish Soap, exp. 1-23-10 (SS 1/3/10)
As low as $1.69 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Sunsations Dish Liquid (25 oz.), $0.69

Purex Laundry Detergent (50 oz.), $2.50
$0.35/1 Purex Liquid Detergent, exp. 2-20-10 (RP 1/10/10)
$1/2 Purex Liquid Detergent, exp. 2-20-10 (RP 1/10/10)
As low as $2 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent (96 load), $4.99
$1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergents or Softener Sheets Printable
$4.49 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Arm & Hammer Fabric Softener Sheets (100 ct.), $1.69
$1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergents or Softener Sheets Printable
$1.19 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Pledge Furniture Polish Wipes, $1.99
$2/2 Pledge Furniture Care Products, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$0.99 ea wyb 2 after coupon!


:: Pet Care


IAMS Dry Dog Food (17.5 lb), $12.40


:: Miscellaneous


Hefty One Zip Bags, $1.19

Ziploc Vaccum Bags, $1.59
$0.55/1 Ziploc Bags, exp. 3-6-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$0.40/1 Ziploc Bags, exp. 3-6-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$1/2 Ziploc Bags, exp. 3-6-10 (SS 1/10/10)
As low as $1.04 ea. after coupon!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hot Fruit Snack Deal at Safeway


If you have a Safeway nearby, Betty Crocker fruit snacks are on sale this week for $1 per box if you buy 4. This includes not just the Fruit by the Foot, but also the Fruit roll ups, Gushers, Fruit snacks, etc. So, here's how the deal works:

Buy 4 boxes at $1 each
Use 2 $1/2 or .50/2 coupons HERE or from the 1/3 GM insert
Spend $2 out of pocket
Receive a catalina for $2.50 off your next Safeway purchase from General Mills!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Free Tax Preparation for Military!


If you are military including active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members, you can prepare your 2009 taxes at home, for free. In order to access the H&R Block At Home (formerly TaxCut) Basic Online for free, you must be registered and logged into the Military One Source site. This free service is provided by the Department of Defense.

You can also speak to a tax consultant 7 days a week from 7 am - 11 pm ET. You can reach the Military OneSource Tax Hotline at 1-800-730-3802.

Go HERE to find out more about this free service.

Thanks to Swaggrabber for sharing this great military freebie!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm a Soft Scrub Club Captain!



Up until today, my husband was the only captain in the house (he's a captain in the Air Force). However, I got word today that I'm now a captain myself, a Soft Scrub Club Captain, in fact. :) Seriously, I'm really excited about it. I'm looking forward to trying out new Soft Scrub products and sharing my experience with all of you. Stay tuned for lots of Soft Scrub fun!

Tackle Me Tuesday Results

OK, so I tackled kind of a small project this week...because I had a lot of other things going on today, but I tackled it nonetheless. Here are the before, during and after shots of my cabinet that had been taken over by Christmas projects that I did with my kids over the holidays. How did your projects go??

The mess that became my cabinet, that I raced to hold shut when my toddler tried to open it for fear of everything tumbling out...


Everything dumped onto the floor to be sorted through...


The items that made the cut and got to stay. The rest went into the garbage, or into a project container for next Christmas...in a much more organized fashion than they were in this cabinet.


I promise to take on something more impressive next week!

FREE Nivea Body Wash at Target This Week


Nivea Body Wash (16.9 oz) is on sale for $2.99
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 1/3 RP insert
Stack with the $1/1 Target coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE!

Thanks, DealSeekingMom!

B1G1 Free Sunbelt Products


Go HERE to print a coupon for B1G1 Free Sunbelt Granola Bars or Fruit and Grain Bars. These are typically priced pretty reasonably at Wal-Mart (and other stores I'm sure).


Thanks, Hip2Save!

Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic this Saturday


This Saturday, January 23rd, there is a Lowe's Build and Grow clinic from 10 to 11 am. They will be creating a tic tac toe board like the one pictured. These clinics are free, however advanced registration is required. Go HERE to get registered and check out the other clinics that are coming up too!

New $1/1 Quaker Oatmeal Coupon



UPDATE: This coupon appears to be gone already! Wow that was fast!
I just spotted this new $1/1 Quaker Oatmeal coupon. If you're a commissary shopper, you have a couple more days to take this to the commissary and score some free oatmeal!! And, if you're not a commissary shopper, you should still print it off because with a sale, you ought to be able to score some cheap oatmeal!!

Tackle Me Tuesday

Just a quick reminder...Tackle Me Tuesday is here! So, get some pictures taken and get tackling that project! I'll be doing the same and updating later. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 18, 2010

B1G1 Free Coupon from Noodles & Company


If you go HERE and register with Noodles & Company, you'll get a coupon right away in your inbox for Buy 1 Dish, Get 1 of Equal or Lesser Value FREE! My kids LOVE Noodles & Company, and this is an especially fabulous deal for us since here in the Springs, they offer a military discount in the form of FREE drinks!

The coupon will have your name on it, and does indicate that you need to show your ID at time of purchase.

You'll also get another coupon for a free dish e-mailed for your birthday!

More Great Printable Coupons!


Coupons.com also has these great printables available:

$3/2 Glade Frangrance Collection products (I've used these coupons to score some free or almost free candles previously)

$0.50/1 Simply Asia product

$1/1 Yoplait smoothies (found in the frozen fruit section)

$2/1 Wardley Advanced Nutrition fish food product

Avon Bath Time Body Paints for Kids - $0.99 each!


These cute little bath time body paints are only $0.99 each right now. They come in Candy Apple, Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum and Coconut Custard scents. And, if you purchase at least $5 worth you can use coupon code CONFETTI and get free shipping. Buy 6 of them and pay $5.94 shipped. My kids love stuff like this for the bath, and as Swaggrabber mentioned, they would make a great addition to Easter baskets!

Become a Ben & Jerry's Chunk Spelunker = FREE Ice Cream!


Go HERE to become a Ben & Jerry's Chunk Spelunker, and you'll receive a coupon for a free Ben & Jerry's ice cream within 48 hours.

You'll also get other fun e-mails from them, and you'll be entered to win a year's supply of Ben & Jerry's in their monthly drawing!

Thanks, Swaggrabber!

Some GREAT new Diaper Coupons


Coupons.com has some great new Huggies printables including:

$0.75/1 Huggies Wipes, 64 ct or larger
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers
$1/1 Huggies Diapers, any


I'd recommend printing these right away because coupons like these usually go pretty fast!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sunday Coupon Insert Preview for 1/17


Here's a preview of the expected coupons tomorrow:

Sunday Coupon Preview

We will be getting a Smart Source and a Proctor & Gamble insert. Please keep in mind that coupons vary by region and by newspaper.

Target Clearance Alert!


The toy clearance at Target is now 75% off. Obviously I can't guarantee that this is the case at every single store, but I visited 2 stores here in Colorado Springs today (both on Academy) and they both had toys marked down to 75% off. I've heard on other blogs that it's happening in other areas, so HURRY, this stuff won't last long! I found a little play make up set for my daughter for $1.98, a floor puzzle for my son for $2, a jewelry making kit for $4 something, and a few other odds and ends.

Let us know what you find!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Helping in Haiti!


This picture is from the United Nations Development Programme (via Flickr)


Ok readers, I'm sure you've all heard the stories, watched the tragedies unfold, and hopefully you've considered how you can help those suffering in Haiti. My plan is to make an initial donation of $25 here: LDS Emergency Response The link to donate is at the bottom of the article.

Below is a list that CNN put together of organizations that are collecting money for the Haitian relief efforts:
CNN list of Haiti relief organizations

You can also simply text any of these options below and the charge will be added to your cell phone bill and donated that way:
Red Cross: Text HAITI to 90999 ($10 donation)
YĆ©le Haiti: Text YELE to 501501 ($5 donation)
United Way: Text HAITI to 864833 ($5 donation)
Intl Medical Corps: Text HAITI to 85944 ($10 donation)

As you can imagine, money is the greatest need right now, so there are few organizations that are collecting supplies. However, one organization that I know is collecting supplies is the LDS Humanitarian Relief Fund. Yes, this is a religious organization, however, they constantly provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief without any religious bias. Their recent humanitarian activities can be viewed by region HERE.

They welcome these SUPPLIES

Or, you can put together HYGIENE KITS

If you live near a Deseret Industries store, supplies can be dropped off there. IF not, they can be mailed to the LDS Humanitarian Center:
Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center
1665 Bennett Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-240-5954
E-mail: HumanitarianCenter@LDSChurch.org

I will be putting together a box of supplies out of what I have on hand, so if you are local (Colorado Springs) and would like to drop off items for a shipment to the humanitarian center, please e-mail me at savinglikecrazy@gmail.com or leave a comment with your email address and I will coordinate with you to get the supplies to add to the shipment I send, and a list of all contributors will be included.

Whether you donate money, donate supplies, or say a prayer for the people of Haiti, I hope that you will consider contributing in some way! If you choose to blog about your plans, please go link up at Money Saving Mom, and she and her husband will personally donate $10 for every link up to Compassion's Outreach in Haiti. Isn't that AWESOME?! Let's all unite and make a BIG difference for the people of Haiti! Please leave a comment and let us all know what you're doing - no matter how big or small, together we'll make a huge difference!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Starting Next Week....Tackle Me Tuesday

OK, so in an effort to force myself to be accountable, I am going to start a fun new weekly feature called "Tackle Me Tuesday". Simply put, I plan to tackle one big project around my house every Tuesday. I intend to take before and after pictures and report back to all of you about my progress. It would be extra fun and motivating if some of you would join me for the "Tackle Me Tuesday" challenge. If you're interested in doing so, leave a comment and let me know. Next Tuesday I'll do a post with my plans and give you a place to link up your plans, or leave a comment with your plans. We can all cheer each other on, and in a couple of months, who knows, maybe we'll be out of projects to do around the house! Ha, I'm not banking on that, but it'll be fun and productive anyway. Pictured are a few of the possible projects I might take on next week...I haven't decided for sure yet...

The toy bins in the play room:


The kids' bookshelf:


The project cabinet in the kitchen:

Have You Tried Out Alice.com??



If you haven't checked out Alice.com yet, it's definitely worth looking into! I recently placed my first order there. Here's how it worked:

I purchased a $5 Alice gift card using some of my Swagbucks (the Alice.com gift card is currently priced at only 20 swagbucks)

I bought 7 rolls of Bounty paper towels (something we use a lot of, but never seem to find a great deal on)

After applying my $5 gift card, my grand total came to $1.05, and shipping is always FREE!! 7 rolls of paper towels shipped right to my front door for $1.05 is a GREAT deal!

Alice.com has good deals on lots of different household items, so go SIGN UP for your free account and start shopping!

New Printables Available!


There are a few great new printables available that you should definitely print!

$0.50/1 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (This ought to make for some free or super cheap crescent rolls, especially if your store doubles!)

$1/1 Stayfree product (This one should mean free or almost free panty liners at Wal-Mart)

$0.55/1 Old El Paso Canned Green Chiles Take this one to a store that doubles and you're bound to get some free or almost free chiles!

$1/1 Carefree Ultra Protection panty liners

$0.40/1 Softsoap Hand Soap, any - down in the bottom left corner. Save this one for a sale at a store that doubles and you ought to be able to get handsoap for $0.20 or less!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hot Commissary Deal Alert - FREE Taco Seasoning!!


In the January Coupon Connexions coupon booklet available at the front of the commissary, there is a manufacturer's coupon available for $1/2 Ortega products. This is valid on ANY Ortega products, and the taco seasoning packets are even pictured on the coupon. The seasoning packets are priced at $0.44 each, so you can score 2 free plus $0.12 overage with the coupon! Or, use it to buy 2 cans of Ortega green chilis, which are priced at $0.75 each and get them for $0.25 each instead! Now, I'm sharing this deal with all of you fabulous commissary shoppers, HOWEVER, please be kind to the other commissary shoppers and do not clear the rack of these coupon booklets. :)

This wasn't part of the sale match up list, so I wanted to make sure I let you all know!

Have you Joined Vocalpoint Yet??


If you haven't...you should. Vocalpoint is a great way to try out new and existing products for free or cheap. Just go HERE to get signed up. It's totally free, and once you're signed up they'll send you great samples and coupons through the mail and e-mail. I've been a member since May and here are a few of the things I can think of that I've received:

Coupon for a FREE box of Rice Krispies plus $1/1 coupons to share with friends
Coupon for $2/1 Pantene shampoo or conditioner plus $1/1 coupons to share with friends
Free sample of Kashi Sunshine cereal plus great coupons to share
Free sample of Swash Smooth It Out with coupons
$1/1 Sunkist tuna pouch coupon (available NOW to print if you get signed up!)

I know that there have been several other coupons and samples, but I can't think of all of them at the moment. The point is, you should definitely sign up, and I'm not saying that to earn myself anything. I get absolutely NOTHING for convincing you to sign up - other than the pleasure of knowing that lots of my friends in blog land are also receiving fun freebies! :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

FREE Wearever Recipe Box

Wearever is giving away a free recipe box with recipe cards for everybody who signs up for a free "My Recipes" account. Go HERE to sign up, and allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.


Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

New FREE Redbox Rental Code - Today ONLY!


Here is another free movie rental code from Redbox. Please keep in mind that this one is valid today only - January 11th! The code is: RBXLUV10

If you haven't used them yet, these ought to work as well:

BREAKROOM
DVDONME


Thanks, Freebies4Mom for the heads up on this new code!

Hot $1/1 Quaker Coupon means FREE Quaker Oats at the Commissary


There is a new $1/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Quaker Quick or Old Fashioned Oats coupon IE or FF. It is valid on any size. So, take it to the commissary and get the 18 oz containers FREE plus overage, or take it to Walgreeens and combine it with the in ad coupon (ad should be available at the front of the store if you don't have one) to get these for .50 each!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Family Fun Magazine Deal


If you missed out on the last Family Fun magazine deal, you can go HERE where it is on sale for $4.29/year plus if you use the code MPS16 at checkout, you can get it for $3.60/year. You have to do it today, though (1/11)!

Thanks, Swaggrabber!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Johnsonville Coupons


If you go to the Johnsonville website, you can print the following new coupons:

.55/1 pkg Johnsonville Brats
.55/1 Johnsonville breakfast links, patties, or roll sausage
.55/1 Johnsonville summer sausage
.55/1 Johnsonville Italian sausage
.55/1 Johnsonville smoked or cooked sausage

Friday, January 8, 2010


Go HERE to get a free sample of Youth Eye Complex. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery!


Thanks to Swaggrabber!

Free Sample of Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets


Go HERE to request a free 2 load sample of Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets. Have any of you tried these? I've been wanting to, so I'd be curious to hear what you thought!


Thanks, MoneySavingMom!

50 Prints for 50 Pennies from Snapfish


Go HERE and you can order 50 prints for only 50 cents by using the code NEWYEAR50. This offer has been extended until Monday, January 11th. You will have to pay shipping charges.

Guest Post Today at Fabulessly Frugal!

Today the lovely gals over at Fabulessly Frugal were kind enough to let me do a guest post about shopping the commissary. Head on over to their site and check it out. Be sure to click around and check out some of the other great stuff on their site too. I especially love their Fabuless Freezer Cooking and they have tons of other great tips, deals and all around fun!



Thanks ladies, for the opportunity to guest post on your Fabuless site!

PUR Giveaway for an Amazing Cause!!


4,000 children in developing countries die every day from illness and disease related to unsafe drinking water. PUR along with its not-for-profit partner, the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW), is committed to alleviating this global crisis by providing clean drinking water to those in need. When you buy a PUR, you’re not only helping your family get clean water, but a family across the world. Every PUR system purchase provides 10 liters of clean drinking water to children in the developing world through the CSDW Program.

This month, PUR is partnering with “Summit on the Summit” (SOTS), a celebrity climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro featuring Jessica Biel, Alexandra Cousteau and others that is raising awareness and funds for clean drinking water efforts. The climb started yesterday (January 7th)! Dr. Greg Allgood, Founder and Director of CSDW, is joining the climb as the water authority, educating the climbers on the global water crisis and what is being done to help. Go HERE to find out more about this special climb!

We can all help too, and here's how:

A portion of the proceeds from the climb will go to benefit the CSDW Program. Anyone in the U.S. can join the climb and the clean drinking water cause by purchasing a PUR water pitcher or faucet mount filtration system. One purchase of a PUR system will donate a week’s worth of clean drinking water to children in need in the developing world.

Donations from purchases of PUR water pitchers and faucet mounts will go towards the CSDW Program’s goal of providing more than 4 billion liters of clean drinking water in the developing world from 2007-2012, helping to preventing an estimated 160 million days of diarrheal illness and saving an estimated 20,000 lives. To date, the CSDW program has delivered over 1.8 billion liters of clean drinking water to those in need.

In an effort to help spread awareness about the clean water crisis and this climb for a great cause, PUR would like to offer one of you - my fabulous readers - a PUR water pitcher!

Entering is easy, and there are 2 possible entries per person:

1. Leave a comment on this post with a valid e-mail address telling me 1 reason that you're grateful to have access to clean water!

2. Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back to this post when you do so. Be sure to leave another comment letting me know you've done so!

Entries will be accepted until Friday, January 15th at 5:00 pm Mountain Time. After which, I will use random.org to choose a winner and you will be notified via e-mail and on this blog shortly after that time. Good luck and here's to clean drinking water!

Please helps PUR spread the word about this great cause!

Free Gooseberry Patch Recipe Booklet


Go HERE to request your free Breakfast & Brunch Recipe Booklet from Gooseberry Patch and Post cereal.

There are also 2 other Free Gooseberry Patch Recipe booklets available HERE.

Thanks Freebies4Mom!

Free YoPlus 4-Pack if you Qualify!


If you have not yet subscribed to the Betty Crocker newsletter, go HERE and request a coupon for a FREE 4 pack of Yoplait YoPlus yogurt. Please note that this is for new Betty Crocker e-newsletter subscribers only. Also, this offer is not available in the following states: CA, ID, LA, MN, NJ, ND, NV, and TN. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery of your coupon!

Free Fresco Taco Coupons


Go HERE to print a coupon for a free Fresco taco at Taco Bell...no strings attached!

You can also go HERE to get a coupon for a free Fresco taco with the purchase of a large fountain drink.


Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

It's Friday - Mega Swagbucks Day!



Wow, it's Friday again, and that means it's Mega Swagbucks day. Be sure to use your Swagbucks toolbar or go to swagbucks.com and do your internet searches. On Fridays you have a much better chance fo scoring 2, 5, 10 or more swagbucks at a time instead of just 1! If you're not yet a member, go HERE and get signed up and start earning swagbucks that you can redeem for lots of cool, free stuff! I've been doing it for almost a year now and I've redeemed 60 something+ $5 Amazon gift cards!

Have a great Friday!

Sunday Coupon Preview 1/10



HERE is the coupon preview for this Sunday's inserts. It looks like we can expect a SmartSource and a Red Plum insert. Please keep in mind that coupons vary be region and by newspaper, so this is just a guideline of what to expect.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Military Commissary Deals 1/7 to 1/20

Here are the military commissary deals this time around. This sale lasts 3 weeks, so you have plenty of time to shop! Also, please be aware that although most of the commissary deals are valid everywhere, I certainly can't guarantee that all prices will be exactly the same at every commissary store. Also, as you can imagine, I've been staring at this for a little while now, so if you catch any mistakes or find any other deals or coupon match ups that I've overlooked, please let me know!


General Grocery:
Bush kidney, pinto, chili, great northern, garbanzo, navy beans - .50 per can

Rosarita refried beans - .79
.50/2 or .50/3 from the 12/13 SS = as low as .54

Libby green beans - .50 each
.50/2 HERE (bottom left) = .25 each

Libby cream style or whole kernel corn - .50 each
use coupon above = .25 each

Ocean Spray 48 oz cranberry juice - $1.99

Chicken Helper Fried Rice - .90
$1/2, $1/3 or .75/3 from the 1/3 SS insert = as low as .40 each

Chicken Helper Fettucinne alfredo - .90
$1/2, $1/3 or .75/3 from the 1/3 SS insert = as low as .40 each

Hamburger Helper (mult. varieties) - .90
$1/2, $1/3 or .75/3 from the 1/3 SS insert = as low as .40 each
Pasta Roni (assorted) - .80
$1/3 from the 1/3 RP insert = .47 each

Nabisco Chips Ahoy cookies - $2.00

Sunshine Cheez-It crackers - $2.00
$1/2 from the 12/13 RP insert = $1.50

Assorted Keebler crackers - $2.00
$1/2 from the 12/13 RP insert = $1.50

Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers - $1.25

Fisher cashews (9.5 oz) - $1.99
$1/1 from the 12/6 or 12/13 SS = .99 each

Fisher mixed nuts (12 oz) - $1.99
$1/1 from the 12/6 or 12/13 SS = .99 each

Assorted Barilla pastas - .89

Chef Boyardee pastas - .80 per can

Kellogg's Special K crackers - $2.00
$1/1 HERE or $1/2 from 1/3 RP insert = as low as $1.00

Quaker granola bars - $1.89
.55/1 or $1/2 from the 1/3 RP = as low as $1.34/box

Assorted Keebler cookies - $2.00
*keep an eye out for a tearpad with $2/2 coupons= as low as $1 each

Wish Bone 16 oz salad dressings (select varieties) - $1.69
.75/1 coupon HERE = .94 each
or .40/1 from the Maxi Saver booklet at the front of the store = $1.29

Newman's Own 16 oz salad dressings (select varieties)- $2.20
$1/2 coupon HERE = $1.70 each

Newman's Own salsas - $1.69
$1/2 coupon HERE = $1.19

Hormel microwavable meals - $1.66

Chi Chi's microwavable meals - $1.66

Del Monte pasta sauces - .69

Chex Mix - $1.25
$1/2 coupon from the 11/15 General Mills insert = .75

Progresso soups - $1.25
$1/4 or .50/2 from the 1/3 GM insert = $1 each

Top Ramen - .17 each

Mahatma white rice 32 oz - $1.16

Bar-S franks - .99
$1/2 coupon HERE(FF) =.49 each

Ball Park franks - $1.59
$1/2 coupon HERE = $1.09

Oscar Mayer lunchmeat ham or turkey - $1.75
.50/2 from the Coupon Connexion booklet at the front of the store = $1.50 each

Kraft 12 oz cheese slices - $1.50

Kraft 12 oz 2% cheese slices - $1.50

Kraft cheese Twist ums 9 oz - $2.29

Kraft 8 oz parmesan cheese - $2.50

Breakstone 24 oz cottage cheese - $2.00


Frozen:
Green Giant broc & cheese steamers - $1.39
.40/1 from 12/13 or 1/3 SS inserts = .99

Freschetta 12 in pizzas - $4.00

Digiorno 12 in pizzas - $3.98

Tombstone 12 in pizzas - $2.98

Banquet pot pies - .50

TGIF appetizers (variety) - $1.67

Smart Ones stuffed bkfst sandwich or brkfst quesadilla - $1.67
$3/10 = $1.37 each

Minute Maid 12 oz orange juice - .99


Breakfast:
Farmland Bacon 16 oz - $1.89
$1/1 from 1/3 SS insert = .89

Oscar Mayer turkey bacon - $1.50
$1/2 from 11/15 SS insert = $1

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes - $1.99

Kellogg's Froot Loops - $1.99

Kellogg's Special K 40 shake mix - $4.55
$1/1 coupon = $3.55

Special K Red Berry - $2.12
$1/2 from 1/3 RP insert = $1.62

Special K Vanilla Almond - $2.12
$1/2 from 1/3 RP insert = $1.62

Quaker Capn Crunch, Crunchberries, or Peanut Butter - $1.50

Cascadian Farms cereals (variety) - $2.25
$1/1 coupon = $1.25

Quaker 18 oz old fashioned oatmeal - .95

Quaker 18 oz quick oats - .95

Quaker Life cereal - $2

Quaker instant grits (variety) - $1.50

Aunt Jemima 32 oz pancake mix - $1.50
$1/2 from the 1/3 RP insert = $1 each

Aunt Jemima 24 oz syrup - $1.95
$1/2 from the 1/3 RP insert = $1.45

Hungry Jack 28 oz syrup - $2.00
.55/1 or $1/2 from the 11/8 RP insert = as low as $1.45

Egg beaters (mult. varieties) - $1.50
$1/1 Egg Beaters seasoned variety printable

Tropicana 64 oz orange juice (assorted) - $2.50

Assorted Yoplait yogurt - .50 each
.40/6 or .50/8 from the 1/3 SS insert = .43 each


Household:
Hefty Forceflex 20 ct kitchen bags - $2.75
.55/1 from 1/3 RP insert = $2.20

Presto 20 ct kitchen bags - $1.49

Presto 100 ct sandwich bags - $1.39

Hefty bowls 50 ct - $1.45
.50/1 or $1/2 from 11/15 RP insert = .95
or .75/2 from Maxi Saver (front of the store) =

Hefty 50 ct luncheon plates - $1.45
$1/2 from 11/15 RP insert = .95

Ziploc 5 ct 14 oz round containers - $1.99
Ziploc 3 ct 16 oz twist n lock containers - $1.99
Ziploc 4 ct 32 oz square containers - $1.99
$1.50/2 from the 11/15 or 12/6 SS inserts
or $1.50/2 (single sheet in the coupon trays at the front of the store) = $1.24 each

Lysol toilet bowl cleaner - $1.29
.75/1, .50/1 or $1/2 from the 1/3 SS insert or .50/1 HERE = as low as .54

Lysol disinfecting wipes - $1.49
$1/1, .50/1 or $1/2 from the 1/3 SS insert = as low as .49!

Lysol cleaner plus bleach trigger - $1.49
.75/1 from the 1/3 SS insert = .74

Swiffer Wet Jet pad refill - $3.99

Swiffer Wet Jet solution - $2.99

Cascade 75 oz dishwasher detergent - $3.49
.50/1 or $1/2 from the 12/27 P&G insert = $2.99

Dawn 24 oz dish liquid - $1.99
.25/1 from the 12/27 P&G insert = $1.74

Angel Soft 24 roll toilet paper - $4.99


Baby:
Pampers wipes refill 231 ct - $4.79
.50/1 from 12/27 P&G insert = $4.29

Pampers Mega packs - $13.20
$2/1 from the 12/27 P&G insert = $11.20


Personal care:
St. Ives body wash - $1.69

Pantene shampoo or conditioner - $2.79
$3/2 from 12/27 P&G insert = $1.29 each

Vive shampoo or conditioner - $2.50

Dove shampoo or conditioner - $2.59
.50/1 from the Dec 2009 Family coupon magazine at the front of the store = $2.09

St. Ives 18 oz lotion - $2.19

Tampax 18 to 20 ct tampons - $2.99
B1G1 coupon from the 12/27 P&G insert = $1.50 each

Nature Made 100 ct C vitamins - $3.50
$1/1 from the 1/3 SS insert or the maxi saver booklet at the front of the store = $2.50

Nature Made 100 ct fish oil - $3.96
$1/1 from the 1/3 SS insert or the maxi saver booklet at the front of the store - $2.96

Nature Made 100 ct D vitamins - $3.79
$1/1 from the 1/3 SS insert or the maxi saver booklet at the front of the store = $2.79

Aleve caplets 50 ct. - $3.50
$1/1 HERE or from the 1/3 SS insert = $2.50


Pet:
Fancy Feast 2 oz cans - .79

Beneful 15.5 lb dry dog food - $11.99

IAMS 17.5 lb dry dog food - $12.40

A Couple of New Redbox Codes


Here are a couple of new Redbox codes that are available. These might come in handy with all of the crazy weather all over the country right now. Enjoy your free movie rentals!

ABTS25

or

SNSV25

Also, if you haven't previously used them, here are a few others:

DVDONME
BREAKROOM
DVDATWAG (this is valid only at Walgreens locations)

Thanks to Swaggrabber!

Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic this Saturday


This Saturday, January 9th, Lowe's will be hosting a Build and Grow Clinic. They will be making this coin bank. Please keep in mind that although the clinic is free, you do need to register in advance. Go HERE to find out more and get signed up!

Time to Come Clean About All the $$ I'm Bringing In!

Ha, I hope you laughed when you read the subject of this post. The reality is, I started this blog a year ago next month and I have made next to nothing on it, other than $5 Amazon gift cards for promoting Swagbucks. I'm ok with that, though, since I didn't start it with the intention of making money at all.

However, I want to ensure that I'm doing everything legally and in line with the new regulations that the FTC put in place for bloggers, effective December 1, 2009. Additionally, I'm hoping that 2010 will be the year when my blog does start earning a little bit of extra pocket cash for me. So, I want to let you know in advance which affiliates I work with. The recent Family Fun magazine deal that I advertised did get me a free 1 year subscription from them, but other than that, I have not been compensated in any way for any giveaways or anything. I'm hoping that I'll be able to start doing more reviews/giveaways in the future, and that in doing so, I'll be able to score some free products for my family, but we'll see. Below is a list of the affiliates that I have accounts with at this point:

Brandcaster (for the coupons.com advertising) By the way, you have to bring in $100 before you get a pay out from them, and I'm only like half way there after a year. However, if all of you could print your coupons.com coupons here, and tell your friends about my site - I'm hoping that might pick up the pace one of these days. :)

Amazon.com - I recently became part of the Amazon affiliates program, and I'm hoping to bring you lots of great Amazon deals going forward.

I also recently signed up with

Commission Junction
and
Google Ad Sense
(however I have not yet put up any ads for these 2 affiliates at all)

Please be aware of the fact that I LOVE doing this blog for the purpose of sharing great deals with my friends, family, and whoever else happens upon it. It's fun! That is the one and ONLY reason that I started it. I love getting deals, and I figure why not share the opportunity to get those deals with everybody I can. My main reason for doing some affiliate marketing is that I need to justify the crazy amount of time that I put into this thing. If it's bringing in a little bit of income, I'll feel a lot better about the hours I put in sharing the deals. Please know that I am very careful about the advertising that I post. No amount of $$ that a company is offering for their advertising would be worth posting bad deals or leading my readers astray!

If you have questions, feel free to visit the link HERE to learn more. You're welcome to ask questions in the comments, however I have to admit that I'm definitely not an expert in the area of these new guidelines.

There, now that we've gotten all of that out of the way, let's get back to bargain hunting!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Anybody Else Miss the $1/1 Johnson Baby Product Coupon?


Remember when I posted the new $1/1 Johnson Baby Product coupon last night? The one that just became available on redplum.com? I'm curious - were any of you able to print it? I think I waited too long because by the time I tried it gave me a message saying it was expired... Do tell if you were able to get it..or if you weren't, like me!

Anyway, if you didn't get it, but are interested in stocking up on Buddies soaps - you can go to Ebay and get 20 $1/1 Johnson baby care product coupons (from the Sunday insert, not printables) for $3.50 shipped. $3.50 for 20 little soaps isn't terrible, however I definitely prefer to get them free. :)

Coupon for Free Trial Size Downy Wrinkle Release


Go HERE to print a coupon for a free trial size bottle of Downy Wrinkle Release. Here's a little bit of info about it from their website:

Downy Wrinkle Releaser® is an easy-to-use spray that reduces wrinkles and helps keep your clothes looking neat without the hassle of ironing. Its unique formula relaxes fabric fibers, helping to release wrinkles. Downy Wrinkle Releaser leaves clothes with a light fresh scent.

Thanks, Swaggrabber!

Free Digital Magazine from Betty Crocker


Go HERE to access a free digital magazine from Betty Crocker entitled Soups, Stews and Chilis. It is full of recipes for soups, stews and chilis as well as breads and rolls. Yum! What a great freebie this time of year!

New Commissary Deals Coming Soon!

The current commissary sale ends today, so I'm guessing that they will be posting new deals very soon. As soon as they do, I'll be hurrying to put together coupon match ups and get them posted for all of your military friends! So, stay tuned!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New $1/1 Johnson & Johnson Baby Product = FREE Buddies Soaps!


Redplum.com just released a new $1/1 Johnson & Johnson baby product coupon. It does exclude trial size products, but these are not considered trial size. Take this coupon to Wal-Mart or Target where these fun little soaps are usually priced around .97 or so, and score yourself some free kid's soap. My kids love these, and I love them because they don't stick to the bottom of the bath tub and dissolve into nothing!

Thanks, DealSeekingMom!

Old Navy Deals


(Again, I apologize - cell phone = poor picture quality!)
Old Navy is continuing to mark things down after the holidays. I stopped in today (Powers/Barnes) just for the purpose of my blog (I didn't buy ANYTHING!). I did see these cute sleepers priced at $2.47 and $3.47 each (depending on if they have something wintery like snowflakes on them - if they do, they're $2.47). I didn't do a ton of looking around because I needed to go get my little guy from preschool, but it looked like there was lots of clearance around!

Christmas Clearance Updates


(sorry for the poor picture quality - all I had with me was my cell phone)
Today I hit 2 different Target stores here in the Springs. The north one on Powers, and the one at Academy and Platte. The north store still had lots of Christmas cards, stockings, and ornaments. The Academy/Platte store had a lot more stuff including tons of white Christmas lights, lots of wrapping paper, gift boxes, bows, gift tags, etc. It is all marked down to 90% off, so now's the time to get whatever you need! Also, I checked toy clearance at both stores and it was still at 30% off.

I also stopped in to the Hobby Lobby at Powers/Barnes and their Christmas stuff is 80% off and they still had a decent amount of stuff left - some wrapping paper, gift bags, lots of ornaments, etc. The only thing I bought were some ceramic nativity ornaments for my kids to paint next year. I got them for like 10 cents each.

I'm guessing that these stores have similar mark downs in other regions/states, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Get your Cheap Crackers!


If you have a Safeway close by, keep in mind that tomorrow is the last day of the buy 5, Save $5 cracker deal. If you haven't taken advantage yet, be sure to print these coupons:

$2/2 Nabisco cracker products IE or FF

$1/1 Wheat Thins crackers (Facebook fans)

$1/2 Nabisco crackers (click "get started" then click on the "coupons" tab on the right side of the screen) or if you have it, use the $1/2 coupon from the 12/13 SS insert

Thanks, Cloud9Couponing!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas Clearance


(I needed some extra plates, and I snagged these for $3.74 per box at Target - they don't have anything Christmas or holiday on them at all - just white plates with a little gold trim line around them!)

It's hard to believe that it's January 2nd already, not sure where 2009 went! I've checked out the Christmas clearance at a few stores and wanted to encourage all of you to do the same if there's anything you need. I'm curious, what things do you guys stock up on after Christmas? I try to get wrapping paper, bows, sometimes Christmas cards, stocking stuffers (especially if they don't have anything Christmas on them so that I can use them for Easter baskets!) and usually at least a few new decorations or ornaments for the coming year. Share what you like to hunt for in the after Christmas fun.

Target currently has all Christmas stuff marked down to at least 75% off in our area, so I'm guessing it's the same elsewhere. I went to the Target at Powers and Briargate on Thursday and they still had tons of great stuff! **By the way, last time I checked, toys were only clearanced to 30% off so far at Target - not cheap enough for me to really even stop and look, but they'll definitely be going lower very soon!

Michaels has most of their Christmas items marked down to 70% off now (I visited the Powers location), and I was able to snag some really cheap treat tins and stocking stuffers. They also had the little 6 or 8 pack Christmas cards that used to be in the dollar bins marked down to .40 each.

JoAnn has all of their Christmas stuff marked down at least 70% too. They have less stuff available because they started marking things down a good percentage before Christmas, but they still had some fun stuff. I found a couple of ornament kits to tuck away for the kids for next holiday season. I'd recommend checking out their dollar bins too - they had some cute Valentine card making kits for $1 that I got for my kids to make cards for their grandparents with.

Kohls has marked down their Christmas decorations to 75% off as well, although the Powers location that I visited was pretty much cleared out. Be sure to check your local store - Kohls carries Hallmark keepsake ornaments, which I love, and they are 75% off as well!

Let me know if you've found any great clearance deals that I should share!!