Friday, October 16, 2009

Contest Winner

Congrats to SH from you are the winner of Chunk the zhu zhu pet and his accessories. She had lucky entry #3 (as chosen by


October 12, 2009 6:32 PM
actually this is on my xmas list ! Love to win
bargainfun1 at yahoo

Little Debbie Steals Hostess Cupcakes

Have you tried to find Hostess Cupcakes recently?  Good Luck- They appear to be Little Debbie Cupcakes now.

Sunday is national cupcake day and Little Debbie is celebrating by giving out coupons for free boxes of cupcakes.  How many boxes? One Million Cupcakes worth.  You can enter to win your box via facebook CLICK HERE to enter:)  Enjoy!

Target Deals

Goodmorning:)  Most days are good days for a Target trip, but there are a few really good deals that may warrant a trip sooner than later.

1.  Degree Fine Mist Body Spray & Deodorant.  These are priced at $3.29 each.
Here is the Deal:
Buy 1 Body Spray and 1 Deodorant at $3.29 each
GO HERE to print a new $3/2 coupon (You can print this twice)
Then CLICK HERE to print 2 $1.50/1 coupons.
You will pay 58c for both!!

2.  These cute little talking, moving, fuzzy dinos are priced at $14.99, but there are still $5 off coupons at (you can print 2).  They would make a lovely Christmas gift!

3.  The November issue of Parenting has a $2 off Wow Wow Wubsy featuring Beyonce DVD (I will not be buying it, but it may make some little girl or buy happy).  Target has it marked down to $9.99 from $15.99.

4.  There are many SONY movies prices from $5-$15.  I grabbed a copy of The Polar Express (for some cold, snowed in morning).  Check out to print $2 and $3 coupons off of SONY DVD and Blu-Ray movies. 

5.  Plattsburgh NY Target- endcap near the books has tons of Wii games and some sort of guitar game for $14.99.  The games were cheaper than that.  There were also several photo printer bundles marked less than $50.00.  Do you have a gardener on your list?  Check out the seasonal clearance for super cheap gardening supplies.

CLICK HERE to visit Money Saving Mom's Target Deal Post for this Week (Thank you Money Saving Mom!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Return On Investment of Time

Money Saving Mom has a fantastic post today (CLICK HERE).  Her post and the Frugal In Virginia post  (CLICK HERE) she talks about are worth reading.

I don't have to look at too many leaves, branches, or roots on my family tree to find where the cheap gene comes from.  I can 100% without a shred of doubt isolate the source- My Grandpa Vinney.  My grandfather was the king of cheap, atleast when he considered the return investment to be high.  Yes, this is the same grandfather that bought me a school bus when I was 4.  A REAL Big Yellow school bus!  The summer I was 4 was the best summer of my life.  I lived and breathed school bus!  I could sit in the driver's seat and open the door.  I could turn on the flashing lights.  I could open the escape windows to set off an array of sound.  I could practice making my "emergency" exit out the back door.  How could he afford to buy me a bus? He got lucky and placed the highest "sealed bid" when the school district was thinning the fleet.  When the summer was over he quickly sold that golden beauty for a profit.  His small investment paid off in a fiscal sense, but the memories were worth more than any amount of money can buy.  My grandfather taught me a lot of valuable lessons. 

My grandfather was the first to pick up a discraded penny.  He happily collected "nickles" (aka dirty soda cans) on his daily walks (and tracked that revenue for years).  He saved pieces of twine & the net bags that onions come in.  He was always drying papertowels on the clothesline for re-use.  Ziplock bags had to have huge holes before they met the trash can.  For him the investment in time was worth the savings. 

He also taught me that some things were worth a good splurge.  A pristine Chevy always occupied his garage.  He bought good shoes and ate good cuts of meat.

I clip coupons and stockpile cleaners and food.  The time it takes me to save the $ I save is worth it.  Instead of a sparkling Chevy we have Little Tikes toys.  I buy papertowels on sale and throw each and every one in the trash.  And I would likely sell a kidney if it was the only way I could afford Gingerale.  The concept of Return of Investment of Time is very helpful in determining where to shop and where to buy.  Thank you Money Saving Mom for posting on this topic. You really Summed it up when you said "The frugal experience is about living better on less. If you miss the living better part, you’ve missed it entirely."

Blog Contest Ends tomorrow- Zhu Zhu Pet Dream!!

Tomorrow at noon I will be selecting a winner for my fun Zhu Zhu Pet contest.  Chunk and his accessories need to find a home (and maybe a Christmas Tree) to hide under:)
CLICK HERE to visit the post.  You can enter up to 5 times by leaving up to 5 comments! No need to register- you can leave a comment without a login, just make sure to leave an email address so that I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Free Neosporin Lip Care- Just in Time for Winter!

CLICK HERE to get your $3/1 coupon.  Don't forget to print it twice.  This coupon will make it nearly free or free with a sale.  Enjoy!

November All You Coupon Roundup

Like it or not, I will be going to Walmart to grab a copy or two in the next few days!  The coupons look pretty good.

What Will You Find In This Month's All You?

$1/1 9Lives Dry Cat Food (3.15-lb.+), exp. 4-23-10

$1/3 9Lives Wet Cat Food (4-pks.), exp. 4-23-10

$1/1 Accent Flavor Enhancer Product, 12-31-09

$1/1 Alexia Crunchy Snacks, exp. 12-31-09

$0.50/1 Bridgford Frozen Monkey Bread, exp. 12-31-09

$0.50/1 Bridgford Meat Snack, exp. 12-31-09

$2/1 Butterball Turkey wyb any (5) Stovetop STuffing and/or Heinz Homestyle Gravy (12-oz.), exp. 12-31-09

$1/1 Colgate Total Enamel Strength Toothpaste, exp. 1-30-10

$0.55/1 Comstock or Wilderness Pie Filling, exp. 1-31-10

$2/2 Crystal Light Drink Mix Products, exp. 11-30-09

$1.50/1 Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion or Hand Cream (excluding Energy Glow & trial size), exp. 12-27-09

$1/1 Essence Magazine, exp. 12-31-09

$0.75/1 French’s French Fried Onions (6-oz.), exp. 4-30-10

$0.50/1 General Foods International Package, exp. 1-31-10

$1/1 Health Magazine, exp. 12-31-09

$2/1 Infusium 23 Product, exp. 12-31-09

$1/1 InStyle Magazine, exp. 12-31-09

$0.75/1 Kleenex Bundle Pack Tissue, exp. 2-15-10

BOGO LaCross Beauty Tool Product (up to $7), exp. 11-30-09

$1/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip (11-oz.+), exp. 2-28-10

$1/1 Milk-Bone Essentials Plus Biscuits or Chewy Treats, exp. 5-20-10

$2/1 Milk-Bone Essentials Plus Long Lasting Chew, exp. 5-20-10

$0.50/1 New York Frozen Product, exp. 2-20-10

$1/1 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough, exp. 12-31-09

$3/1 Neutrogena Cosmetic Product, exp. 12-7-09

Buy any N.Y.C. Eyeliner Get any N.Y.C. Product of Equal or Lesser Value Free, exp. 11-30-09

$1/1 Ortho Home Defense Kill & Contain Mouse Trap (1 or 2-pk.), exp. 12-31-09

$1.50/1 Pedialyte Brand Product, exp. 12-31-09

$1/1 People Magazine, exp. 12-31-09

$1/1 People Style Watch Magazine, exp. 12-31-09

$2/1 POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice (48-oz.), exp. 1-31-10

$2/1 Rimmel Mascara, exp. 11-30-09

$0.55/1 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese (5-oz.+), exp. 1-30-10

$1/1 Seattle’s Best Coffee, exp. 12-31-09

$1/1 Smart Balance Sour Cream & Omega-3s, Vitamins D & E, exp. 12-31-09

$2/1 Snickers Game Ball or any Carvel Ice Cream Cake, exp. 1-31-10

$1/1 Stouffer’s Easy Express Family Size Meal or Skillet, exp. 12-31-09

$1/1 Southern Living Magazine, exp. 12-31-09

$1/1 Vanity Fair Plates or Bowls, exp. 12-31-09

$1/1 Vaseline Clinical Therapy Lotion (6.8-oz.), exp. 11-30-09

$1/1 Viva Towels Pack, exp. 2-15-10

$1/2 Weight Watchers Yogurt (32-oz.), exp. 12-31-09

$2/1 Wow! Cleaning System for Wood and Laminate Floors, exp. 4-13-10

Leapfrog Coupons

Check out these great Leapfrog coupons- Just in time for holiday shopping!!
CLICK on the item to go right to the printable coupon

$4.00/1 -Leapster Learning Game – (
$5.00/1 -Didj Custom Learning Game – (
$3.00/1 -Click Start Game – ( has many hasbro and fisher price coupons right now.

Hurry to print, because they are sure to go fast!!

Wonderful WEdnesday

Here are some great deals that I found today.

1.  $1 Kraft Cheese Coupons CLICK HERE to get your coupon.

2.  Honey Nut Cheerios $1 CLICK HERE

3.  Receive a FREE 27-pc. mini makeup kit (ARV $15) with ANY purchase at E.L.F. right now! Just enter code LOYAL at checkout.

Expires 11/13/09.
Free kit includes:
9 eyeshadow shades
1 cream eyeshadow shade
1 blush
1 bronzer
10 lip gloss shades
1 brow powder
1 eye liner pencil
1 dual ended eyeshadow applicator and brush
1 face brush
1 lip brush

They have fantastic Lip Gloss for $1, Shipping is reasonable and you could easily score a fantastic gift for the teenage babysitter in your life for less than $6.  CLICK HERE to explore the ELF line.

Keebler Promos.

Keebler has 2 great promotions right now:

Kellogg's Cereal Bonus Bucks (CLICK HERE)
  • Buy any three specially-marked packages of Kellogg’s cereal, and you can enter codes from the boxes to receive $10 in bonus bucks to be used on electronics, toys, sporting goods, books, concessions and movies at stores including, Walmart, Target, Kmart, and more!!!
Participating products (specially-marked packages only):
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes
Kellogg’s Froot Loops
Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran

Her is What to do:
1. Buy three (3) specially marked boxes of Kellogg’s cereal and collect the codes inside each box.
2. Enter codes at
3. Receive your $10 Bonus Bucks certificate by mail.
4. Redeem your certificate at a variety of participating retailers.

Codes must be entered all at one time in order to qualify to receive the certificate and must be entered by 09/30/2010. Certificates expire 11/30/2010.

Get a $10 Toy Cash Voucher (CLICK HERE)(a check) when you purchase five specially-marked packages of Keebler Crackes, Keebler Cookies, or Rice Krispies Treats!

Products include:
Almond Crescents
Cheez-It Party Mix
Club Original
Club Snack Sticks Original
Fudge Shoppe Merry Mint Patties
Gingerbread Men
Holiday Rice Krispies Treats Marshmallow Squares
Sandies Cashew
Sandies Chocolate Chip and Pecan
Sandies Dark Chocolate Almond
Sandies Pecan Shortbread
Sandies Simply Shortbread
Town House Original
Town House FlipSides Original
Town House Toppers Original
Toasteds Party Pack
Expires 12/31/10, one per household.

** There are tons of printable coupons for most of these products** Check out and to max. savings!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rite Aid 10/11/09

Rite Aid has so many fantastic sales this week.  You can stock your medicine cabinet for cold-flu season and for winter for pennies this week!!

Here are my favorites:

Chloroseptic AllergyBlock Gel--$9.99Use $3/1 coupon in the 5/3 SmartSource insert
Submit for $9.99 Single Check Rebate
Free plus $3 overage after coupon and Single Check Rebate

Simply Saline Nasal Mist--$4.99

Use $1/1 coupon in the 7/26 SmartSource insert
Submit for $4.99 Single Check Rebate
Free after plus $1 overage after coupon and Single Check Rebate

Simply Saline Children’s Nasal Mist--$3.99

Use $1/1 coupon in the 7/26 SmartSource insert
Submit for $3.99 Single Check Rebate
Free plus $1 overage after coupon and Single Check Rebate

Children’s Throat Cooler--$2.99

Use $1/1 printable coupon  CLICK HERE
Submit for $2.99 Single Check Rebate
Free plus $1 overage after coupon and Single Check Rebate

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm--$2.99

Submit for $2.99 Single Check Rebate
Free after Single Check Rebate

Carmex Lip Balm--$1.99
Submit for $1.99 Single Check Rebate
Free after Single Check Rebate

Sinus Buster or Allergy Buster--$8.99
Submit for $8.99 Single Check Rebate
Free after Single Check Rebate

Sea Breeze Cleanser--$4.99
Submit for $4.99 Single Check Rebate
Free after Single Check Rebate

Comtrex (20-count)--$3.99
Submit for $3.99 Single Check Rebate
Free after Single Check Rebate

Sucrets Throat Lozenges or Ice Pops--$2.99
Submit for $2.99 Single Check Rebate
Free after Single Check Rebate

Breath Again SinoMarine Nasal Spray--$7.99
Submit for $7.99 Single Check Rebate
Free after Single Check Rebate

Beyond BodiHeat Pain Relieving Heat Pads (3-4-count)--$2.99
Submit for $2.99 Single Check Rebate
Free after Single Check Rebate

Dr. Thompson’s Coldwar--$3.99
Submit for $3.99 Single Check Rebate
Free after Single Check Rebate

Bee M.D. Throat Drops--$2.49
Submit for $2.49 Single Check Rebate
Free after Single Check Rebate

Chex Mix--$0.99
Use $0.50/1 printable CLICK here
$0.49 after coupon

Rite Aid also had a number of Buy one Major Brand Product get the Rite Aid Comparable Product Free:
  • Buy 100ct Advil Get Rite Aid Ibuprophen
  • Buy Orveille Redenbacher popcorn get Rite Aid Popcorn
**There are 14 products in the flier** These deals will be super sweet if you have a manufacturer coupon for the National Brand Product.

Here is my game plan for the week using $5/$20 coupon from adperks

Deal #1
(1) Chloraseptic® Allergy Block Gel $9.99
(1) Sinus Buster or Allergy Buster $8.99
(1) Poligrip Denture Adhesive Cream $1.99
= $20.97
- $5/$20 adperk coupon= $15.97
- $4.99 manufacturer coupons= $10.98 OOP
- $20.97 SCR= $9.99 Profit!

Deal #2
(1) Breathe Again SinoMarine Nasal Spray $7.99
(1) M5 Magnum Razor Kit $7.99
(1) M5 Magnum 4 ct 5 blade Cartridges $0.00
(1) Simply Saline Nasal Mist $4.99
= $20.97- $5/$20 adperk coupon= $15.97
- $7 manufacturer coupons= $8.97 OOP
- $14.98 SCR= $6.01 profit!

Deal #3
(1) Simply Saline Children’s Nasal Mist $3.99
(1) Dr. Thompson’s COLDWAR™ $3.99
(1) Comtrex $3.99
(1) Sucrets Throat Lozenges or Ice Pops $2.99
(1) Beyond BodiHeat Pain Relieving Heat Pads $2.99
(1) Children’s Throat Cooler $2.99
= $20.94- $5/$20 adperk coupon= $15.94
- $4 manufacturer coupon= $11.94 OOP
- $20.94 SCR= $9 profit!

Deal #4
(1) Bee MD Throat Drops $2.49
(1) Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm $2.29
(1) Carmex Lip Balm $1.99
(2) Sea Breeze Cleanser $4.99
(1) NyQuil or DayQuil $5.49
= $22.24- $5/$20 adperks coupon= $17.24
- $3.50 manufacturer coupons= $13.74 OOP
- $16.77 SCR= $3.03 profit!

Deal #1 $9.99 profit
Deal #2 $6.01 profit
Deal #3 $9 profit
Deal #4 $3.03 profit
= $28.03 Profit + Receive $85.12 in merchandise!

Deal #5
Buy $30 in participating Proctor and Gamble products and get a $10 Rite Aid gift card--rebate #77

Buy 1 Regenerist Eye Roller $21.99
Buy 1 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner $3.50
Buy 2 Herbal Essences Hair Products $2.50 each=$5
Use the $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon
Us the $1/1 Olay Facial coupon from the 9/27 or 10/11PG
Use the buy one get one FREE Herbal Essences coupon from the 10/11PG
Plus, use the $1/1 Herbal Essences coupon from the 10/11PG
Pay $20.99
Then submit for the $20 Olay/Pantene rebate and enter your receipt online to get the FREE $10 Rite Aid gift card! Final cost all FREE + a $9 moneymaker

The P&G Saver was included in today's Albany Times Union



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