Friday, April 9, 2010

Welcome New Crazy Coupon Ladies

Thank you Doris & Deb for hosting an excellent evening of savings and fun! Welcome new followers and coupon clippers!!

This is the first in a series of 5 posts to help you navigate this site and find all of the information we talked about.

All of the store Policies can be found HERE.

Check back in the morning for the fun list of Freebie and Coupon sources.

If you are looking for some fun tonight; check out the fun variety of House Parties at
www.houseparty.com

The registration process is simple and the payoff is great!!

Turn Your Mailbox and Inbox into a Circus!

Everyday is an adventure when I run out to grab the mail. I never know what is going to come and I often get a pile or bagful of fun freebies and coupons. Here is a list of my favorite consumer product trial programs and sources of free stuff online.
  • www.houseparty.com (Apply to host parties with the goal of introducing your friends and family to new and innovative products. In the last year I have hosted Juicy Juice, Huggies Potty Dance, Windows 7, and Wii/Jello House parties. This company is 100% legit and I love them!)
  • www.vocalpoint.com (Tons of free stuff, coupons for free stuff, and coupons to share for P&G products)
  • www.kraftfirsttaste.com (free/new Kraft products)
  • http://pssst.generalmills.com/join2.php (General Mills Free/New Products)

Have Fun!

Nana's Frosting

Anyone who knew my grandma knew that she often shared recipes. Recipes that never turned out as good as her home cooking. She did it on purpose- adding and subtracting ingredients so that the end product would be good, but not as good as her own cooking. I was the exception to that rule and I have a different attitude. As long as her recipes live on, so does she. Here is my recipe for her homemade buttercream (not a traditional buttercream, but that is what she called it).
Nana's Butter Cream
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
    Cook flour and milk on stove, stirring constantly until a gravy forms. Allow gravy to cool, really cool. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla; add gravy and continue to beat. Mixture may appear to separate. Do not give up keep beating.

Variation

  • substitute any flavor of extract for the vanilla. I love almond and orange. Ideally the extract should be pure and clear.
  • This can be made with white crisco for a snow white appearance.
  • Toss a couple of soft bananas into a cake mix (prepared according to package), frost with almond flavored buttercream.

Enjoy!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Price Chopper- Thursday Deals

The new Thursday Deal Coupons are Posted (they are good until Sunday)
  • $1 PC Apple Juice
  • $1 Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
  • $ Hormel Lunch Meat
  • $5 PC Bella Roma Pizza

You can print 2 of each but you can only use 1 set per transaction. The $5 off 10 PC item Facebook coupon is a great one as well. I scored 10 boxes of Pasta for $3.88 oop and 10 packs of seasoning for 90c oop. It is a great week to shop at Price Chopper!

Charter Cable Rewards Program

Most of the north country is connected to the Internet and cable via Charter Communications. Recently I had an issue with my "Live It With Charter" Rewards program online account and was shocked to learn that less than 5% of Charter Communications customers take advantage of this great FREE program that earns heaps of FREE stuff (and the stuff gets shipped to you for FREE). It takes a few minutes to set up the reward account, but it is simple. Based on how large your monthly bill is- you will earn points every month.

There is always a Charter Store (that sells Junk and overpriced hardware), but 1-2 times a month they offer special promos and "Redemption Days". Save your points for gift cards.
Here is the list of FREE stuff I have scored in the past year
  • $50 Target Gift Card (I "paid" for a $25, they ran out and sent me a $50- Wow!!!)
  • $10 Papa John's Gift Card
  • $25 Michael's Gift Card
  • Kitchen Tools Gift Set
  • Ina Garten "Barefoot Contessa Cook Book"
  • Giada DiLorentis Cookbook (It just appeared in the box- I did not order it)
  • Melissa and Doug Puzzle
  • Sticker Set (dinosaurs)
  • Season 2 Weeds
  • Weeds TShirt

I just missed a Mother's Day Promo, but I have an account full of points. I love the fact that I don't have to pay shipping and I love them for their "bonus" upgrades and extras!

go to www.liveitwithcharter.com to register and start earning and redeeming points.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Staples- Free Paper


Staples released a great offer today (expires 4/10). CLICK coupon to print your coupon offer. You will be able to use information on your store reciept to claim your Easy Rebate to get your money back.

7-Up

7-Up has released another great coupon. Make sure to print 2 if you are a soda (pop, fiz,soft drink) junkie like me. CLICK HERE!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What's In Your Mailbox?

This week has been a great week for surprises in my mailbox. What have you been blessed with?
Here is my list of FREE Loot from Saturday, Monday and Today:
  • Samples of True Lemon products and coupons for more
  • Coupon for Free Beach Nut "Grow" products (x2) and 2 $1 off coupons
  • Vocal Point "Puffs Plus" gift pack" with puffs travel pack and stack of high value coupons.
  • 2 Free Bags of Cat Treats
  • 3 Free magazines (Parents, Car&Driver, Islands).
  • One Free Book From Book Sneeze
  • 5 Disney DVDs for $1- I finally joined their movie club.



Email me your list- this may be a fun way to share links and tips for locating great samples and freebies.

Purina Puppy Chow

Purina Puppy Chow


Join the Puppy Chow® Healthy Start Program (CLICK HERE) to receive advice customized to your puppy's age, fun pictures and videos of puppies like yours, monthly emails packed with articles and a $2 off coupon.

Pet Coupons

Del Monte Pet Products

CLICK HERE to sign up for pet coupons, a newsletter, and other promotions from the Delmonte Family of Products. The deals look good and the coupons and samples are always a fun perk!

Vista Print Photo Mugs- $1.99


CLICK HERE to check out the great Vista Print Photo Mug Promo. These will make fantastic Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts!

Printable Michael's Coupon 50% off


CLICK HERE to print a 50% off coupon (single item). The coupon expires on 4/10. This might be perfect for picking up Art projects to keep little people on Spring Break happy.

K-Mart Rant and Boycott

The Great K-Mart coupon debacle continues. If you complained about the $10 off a $20 purchase coupon fiasco and got a $5 off a $50 purchase coupon for your troubles- you might want to think twice about trying to use it. The staff at Plattsburgh Kmart (customer service desk) thinks it is a bogus coupon. (even with an addressed envelope on Sears/Kmart letterhead). The Plattsburgh and Malone stores are NOT participating in double coupon events and they do not like accepting the catalina coupon's that their catalina coupon machines are generating. I have heard too many stories and have now had 2 disastrous trips. I hope they are having fun restocking my items! The $5 off a $50 coupon is likely best used to start a fire or line a birds cage. Take your coupons to Target or Price Chopper- you will have better luck and save more $$!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rite Aid 4/4/10



Prilosec OTC $24.99
Submit $6.00 SCR
use $3.00/1 in 04/04 PG
use $5.00/$25.00 Coupon
$10.99 after both coupons & SCR
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Always Maxi Pads or Liners 5.99
use $1.00/1 in 3/7 pg
$4.99 after coupon
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Gillette Fusion Power or Manual $8.99
submit $4.00 SCR
use $4.00 coupon in 04/04 PG
99c after coupon and SCR
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Crest Toothpaste $2.29
submit $1.00 SCR
use $1.50/1 Pro Health in 3/21 RP
FREE after coupon
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Covergirl Lip and Eye Color B1G1 50% off
use $1.00/1 in 3/7 PG
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Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers $9.99
submit $2.00 SCR
use $2.00/1 in 3/14 RP
$5.99 after coupon
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Zegrid OTC $9.99
submit $2.00 SCR
use $1.00 in 04/04 PG
$6.99 after coupon
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Pepsi Products 3/$9.99
use $1.00 in ad coupon
3 for $8.99 after coupon
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Herbal Essence Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers $2.49
use $1.00/1 in 3/14 RP
$1.49 after coupon
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Profoot Flex-Tastic, Aero-3, Triad or Miracle Insoles or Pump Pouches BOGO
use $2.00/1 printable coupon
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Gillette or Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant $7.99
submit $2.00 SCR
FREE Gillette Body Wash wyb Deodorant in 03/07 PG
use $1.00/1 in 03/07 PG
$4.99 after coupon
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Crest Twin Pk Toothpaste $3.99
use $1.50/1 pro-health in 3/21 PG
$2.49 after coupon
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Crest Pro-Health Mouth Rinse $3.99
use $1.00/1 in 3/7 PG
$2.99 after coupon
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Oral B Pulsar Toothbrush $3.99
use $3.00/1 in 3/7 PG
$.99 after coupon
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Scrubbing Bubbles $1.99
use $.75/1 in 3/21 SS
$1.24 each after coupon
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Meow Mix Cat Food $4.99
use $1.00/1 in 3/14 RP
$3.99 after coupon
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PureVia 40 ct. $2.50
use $2.00/1 in 1/3 SS
$.50 after coupon
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Emerald Nuts 10-11 oz BOGO
use $1.50/2 in 3/14 RP
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Planters Peanuts 10-16 oz BOGO
use $1.00/2 in 3/7 SS
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Blue Diamond Almonds 6-8 oz BOGO
use $1.00/2 in 1/17 SS
use $1.00/2 printable coupon
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Folgers Coffee 10-11 oz BOGO
use $1.00/2 in 3/28 RP
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Maxwell House Coffee 10-11 oz BOGO
use $1.00/1 in 3/21 SS
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Kellogg’s Smart Start Cereal $2.50
use $1.00/1 in 03/28 RP
$1.50 after coupon
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Walgreen's Deals 4/4/10


COUPON DEALS
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Pilot Erasable Frixion – $1.19
Use $1/1 Walgreens coupon from the April coupon booklet
$0.19 after coupon
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Starbucks Frappuccino – $1.25 after in-ad coupon
$0.25 each after coupon
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Dawn dish liquid – $0.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 4/4 P&G insert
$0.49 after coupon
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Lindsay Olives – $0.99 after in-ad coupon
Buy 2 and use $1/2 printable
$0.49 each after coupon
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Ester C Tables – prices start at $10.99
Use $5/1 in ad-coupon
Stack with $5/1 coupon from the 2/21 SmartSource insert
$0.99 cents after coupons
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Quaker Oats $1.50
Use $1/1 Printable
$ .50 after coupon
REGISTER REWARD DEALS
Buy 1 U by Kotex products at $3.49, Get $2.50 Register Rewards
Or use $1/1 coupon from the April All You magazine
Free after coupon and Register Rewards
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Buy 3 Oral B Cross Action Pro Health Toothbrushes $3, Get $3 Register Rewards
Use 3 $2/1 coupons from the 4/4 P&G insert
Free after coupons and Register Rewards
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Buy 1 Colgate Pro Clinical at $3.99, Get $2 Register Rewards
$0.99 after coupon
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Buy $10 in participating P&G products and earn a $2 Register Rewards
*Deal Idea*
Buy 3 Tide Stain release – $3.99 each
Use 3 $1/1 coupon from the 3/28 RedPlum insert
Pay $8.97 plus tax out of pocket, Get back $2 Register Rewards
$2.32 each after coupons and Register Rewards

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