Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pamper's Gifts To Grow

http://www.pampers.com/ continues to run their great Gifts To Grow Program.  We have cashed in our points for gift cards,, toys and photo gifts in the past.  We have navigated out of diaper days here but I am still collecting points.  Here are 2 high point value codes to help your points balance grow:

FacebookOct2010 (10 points)


JOINNOW4REWARDS (50 points)

Beauty And The Beast Deal

The new Beauty and the Beast (plus FREE Princess CD), comes out on Tuesday, October 5! Emma will love this one and I love to replace our very old VHS copies with the new DVD/Blu-Ray packs!   You can print a coupon to save $10/1 Beauty & the Beast Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack HERE. Target or Walmart,  will always be the cheapest I can find locally.  At Target, the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will be priced at $24.99, so you pay only $14.99 after the coupon.

This combo pack is also one of the "earn a free charm" for the free charm bracelet (introduced with Tinkerbel a few weeks ago).  Look for special marked packs.  You will still need to pay S&H, but I thought less than $3 for a bracelet and charm was pretty fair.  The perfect stocking stuffer here this year!


Play your cards right and the deal is better.  There are two mail-in-rebates you can use:

Campbell’s Rebate CLICK HERE to learn how to get an additional $5 rebate

Walgreen's Deals 10/3

Here are my favorite deals. I will add more in the morning.
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  • EOS LipBalm at $3, Get$3 Register Rewards
  • FREE after Register Rewards
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  • Schick Hydro Razor System at $7.99, Get $4 Register Rewards
  • Use $4/1 coupon from the 10/3 SS
  • FREE after coupon and Register Rewards
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  • Crest Toothpaste or Oral B Indicator Toothbrush, $1.99, Get $1 Register Rewards
  • Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 9/26 P&G insert, or
  • Use the $1/1 coupon from the P&G What Matters Most Mailer
  • As low as free after coupon and Register Rewards
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  • Buy 2 Vicks Products at $5 each, Get $5 Register Rewards
  • Use (2) $1/1 coupon from the 9/26 P&G insert
  • $1.50 each after coupons and Register Rewards
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  • Nice N’ Easy Hair Color, $5.99, Get $2 Register Rewards
  • Use $1/1 coupon from the 10/3 RP
  • $2.99 after coupon and Register Rewards
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  • Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue, $5 and Wipes Tub, $3, Get $3 Register Rewards
  • Use $0.50/1 printable CLICK HERE
  • $2.25 each after coupon and Register Rewards
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  • Nivea Lip Care, $1
  • Use $2/2 coupon from the 10/3 RedPlum insert or
  • $2/2 printable CLICK HERE
  • FREE after coupon
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  • Starbucks Ice Cream (pints), $2.50
  • Use $0.75/1 CLICK HERE
  • $1.75 after coupon

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Money Saving Mom- Giveaways Galore

Crystal Payne (aka Money Saving Mom) is the poster child for frugality and living simply.  She certainly is an inspiration to me.  Tomorrow is her 30th birthday and she will be celebrating with a day of giveaways.  45 prizes worth over $3000 to be exact.

CLICK HERE to wish her a happy birthday and enter. 

Frugal Friday- Muffin Tin Crayons


Looking for a rainy day project?  Designer crayons are sure to please trendy moms and their budding artists. 

Muffin tin crayons are so easy to make.  They are the perfect project for teaching colors, basic concepts, and cooperation.  They can be made in any shape and size.  Chubby baby hands learn to grasp and color with ease.
You will need:
  • old crayons (or new ones if you have a stockpile)
  • foil muffin papers or silicone cupcake molds
Directions:
  • Lay out muffin papers on a cookie sheet or in a muffin tin. Divide old crayons by color into papers.
  • Add pieces of peeled crayons.
  • Be creative- rainbows, solid colors, layered colors, a variety of color shades
  • Pop the filled cups into the oven at 300 degrees and let them cook until you start to smell way and the crayons turn into liquid
  • Remove from oven and let them cool before unmolding
  • Box them or bag them.
  • Moms will appreciate the look and love that went into creating them. Kids will be entertained for hours.
  • Amazon has many $12.99-$19.99 Melissa&Doug Arts and Crafts pads on sale for $4-$6.  Take advantage of Amazon Mom to score FREE 2nd day shipping!

Free Nivea Lip Care- Hot Coupon !!!



Walgreen's will have Nivea Lip care products for $1 each starting on 10/3.  CLICK HERE to print a smoking hot coupon to score 2 for FREE!!  Make sure to print 2 coupons to double the jackpot to 4!





The sale includes the lip glosses as well. I love those! print thw coupon twice and you got four free!

Something to Smile About at Champlain Smiles!

I would like to introduce you to Dr. Athena Graves.  She is a genius in the world of modern dental care.  She actually guarantees her work (with regular check ups and good dental hygiene).  Can you believe it?  I had never heard of that before, but I LOVE the concept.  Dr. Graves owns and operates Champlain Smiles.  Her office is located in Airport Plaza at 762 Route 3 Plattsburgh, NY 12901.  You can reach her by calling 518-324-CARE.  If the guarantee/warranty are not enough to make you schedule an appt. right away, add a complementary consultation to the list of perks.  You will not find a more forward thinking and technologically advanced dental practice in the Champlain Valley.

Dr. Graves has designed a great web page that allows consumers to get to know her and the services she offers.  CLICK HERE to explore all of the fantastic services she can provide.

Dr. Graves is also a coupon clipping frugalista and recently shared a great shopping tip for scoring exceptional wine and cheese on a shoestring budget.  Have you ever been to Cheese Traders & Wine Sellers in South Burlington VT? I had never heard of it, but it is a gem, and I will return frequently.  They are located at 1186 Williston Rd. South Burlington, VT 05403-5723 and their phone number is (802) 863-0143.  You can explore everything they offer HERE.  They offer a large variety of cheese, wine, and gourmet snacks at bargain basement prices. 

Disclosure:  This post is my 2 cents and is based on my personal opinions.  I have not been compensated in any way.  I truly feel that Dr. Graves is focused on quality service and providing the highest standard of dental care.  Her foreword thinking, compassion, and dedication to quality patient care places her at the head of the pack!

Contest Time

I love a good contest and I love chocolate- so this is a fun one because it contains both!  Hershey's sent me a very fun package and they will be sending one lucky blog reader the same package.  They are very excited about their new "Moderation Nation" campaign.

With Moderation Nation, a new national program created by the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition, (HCHN) in collaboration with the American Dietetic Association, you can now have access to a variety of tools that will help you achieve moderation – and you don’t even need to give up your favorite foods!


For on-the-go needs, the new Moderation Nation iPhone app, free and available on iTunes or via http://www.themoderationnation.com/, will reward you for the activity you’re already doing, while encouraging you to do even more in a way that suits your busy lifestyle. With an easy-to-read tracker and a comprehensive list of activities to choose from, you can earn badges for your progress and go from a Starting Gun to a Healthy Hero!

The Moderation Nation Web site (http://www.themoderationnation.com/) provides a host of new tools, recipes and expert tips. Here you’ll find advice from Cheryl Forberg, registered dietitian (RD) for NBC's The Biggest Loser, award-winning chef and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Additional recipes and tips from Regina Ragone, Food Director at Family Circle magazine; Keri Glassman, author of the O2 diet; and Liz Ward, author of Expect the Best Pregnancy.

Moderation Menus. Seven-day meal plans – with snack ideas – that will help you plan out your week. Each menu is based on an individual lifestyle, such as Single, Adults with Kids and Adults with No Kids.

Balance the Meal. This cool balancer tool allows you to input your main dish and its preparation method; in return, you’ll receive ideas for complementary side dishes that round out the meal smartly.

Useful Facts. Here you’ll find everything from a “portion distortion” guide - providing cues on what actual portion sizes should look like – to a grocery shopping fact sheet – to a guide on how to start and maintain a food journal.

Prize Pack Contents: A Massive amount of festive tissue paper (perfect for the holidays), a massive bag of Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses, A Prize Pack themed T-Shirt, High quality journal with matching pen.

Disclosure:  Hershey's and My Blog Spark send a glorious prize pack to me.  As always my opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way to write this post.  They will drop ship the same prize pack to one lucky reader.

How to Enter:   Send me an email to carriescoupons@aol.com that answers the following

1.  What would you like to see more of here?
2.  What is your favorite Hershey's Candy?

(email addresses will not be shared or sold)
I will randomly choose a winner on Sunday at noon (10/3/10)

Who Wants To Win Chocolate???

Ok this is a teaser post, but the giveaway will be a good one. My Blog Spark is sending me a very exciting Hershey's Chocolate gift pack.  As usual one for me and one to give away to a lucky blog reader.  Check back later today for full details and for a chance to enter!

Price Chopper Dinner and Pantry Stock Up Mission

The Thursday- Sunday coupons are up.  Pair these with the facebook coupon to have an insanely good shopping trip.

This week's Coupon Offers:
  • Pay only $6 for a Bella Roma Fresh/Hot Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
  • 2 bottles of PC Soda/Pop/Seltzer for $1
  • 2 packs of paper plates for $3(Dixie)
  • DOLE Bagged Salad $1
Don't forget to bring another $5 off purchase of 10 store brand items. Stock up on 10 boxes of PC Mac-n-Cheese, 10 cups of PC Yogurt or other items from the long list of possibilities.

Free Aleve Sample


Sam’s Club is offering a free sample of Aleve pain relief medicine. Membership is not required!

Free 8x10 Collage Print at Wags!


Walgreen's is offering free 8x10 collage prints today and tomorrow 10/1.

CLICK HERE to create your free 8×10 collage print. To get it free just used the code FBCOLL at checkout. Choose in store pick up to save on shipping. Emma's 2 grammies will go ga-ga for these Christmas morning!

Hot Schick Coupon

Redplum has many excellent coupons.  CLICK here to print hhis fantastic Shick coupon.

Here's a Deal Idea fr Walmart Shoppers:
If you hold onto the coupons sooner than later you can get the same deal when Rite Aid or Walgreen's has a sale.

Tic Tac Hot Coupon

Redplum’s Dash for Deals is HOT today.  It is a  $1/1 Tic Tac single pack or multipack coupon.  It will only be available TODAY!

These would make a great FREE Stocking Stuffer.

90% Off Restaurants.Com- Wow!


Restaurant.com


TODAY ONLY get 90% off Restaurant.com gift certificates using code WOW.

That means for today only you can get a $25 gift certificate for only $1 and a $10 gift certificate for $0.40!! This code will only work for specific restaurants, NOT a general Restaurant.com gift certificate. SO HURRY before you favorite restaurants sell out! This only happens once a year. I think the last time I saw 90% off was last September.

CLICK HERE to stock up in time for Christmas!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Elmer's Craft Club


Elmer’s Craft It! Club is up and running.  They have great paper crafting paper ideas and offer great savings and promotions.  CLICK HERE to register today.


Free samples, project inspiration, crafting tips and more will be on their way to you when you sign up for Elmer’s Craft It! Club and share the link so friends can do the same.  I am enjoying a box of product samples that Elmer's was generous enough to share.  So far I love the product and the price:)

Target Deals- A Few Fun Finds

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  • Hershey Kisses Special Dark $2.50
  • Use $1/1 Hershey’s Target printable store coupon
  • Use $1/1 Hershey’s Candy 9/19/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/22/2010)
  • Pay $0.50 after coupons

Rite Aid Tooth Brush Deal

  • Buy two Oral-B Cross Action Manual Toothbrush $2.99 each
  • Use B1G1 Oral-B CrossAction Manual Toothbrush 9/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
  • Pay $2.99 plus tax out of pocket and get back two $2 +UP rewards
Who doesnt need a toothbrush or 2?  This is another good one!

Price Chopper Ideas and Deals- Use Your Facebook Coupon


Looking for ideas to make this coupon a super fantastic deal?

  • Price Chopper Yogurt Cups, $.40/each = 10 FREE + $1 overage
  • PC Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup, $.50/each = 10 FREE
  • PC Canned Tomato Sauce, $.50/each = 10 FREE
  • PC Mac & Cheese Dinners, $.50/ea= 10 FREE
  • PC Jell-O, $.59/ea = 10 for $.90
  • PC 2.25 oz. Sliced Olives, $.59/each = 10 for $.90
  • PC Canned Vegetables, $.69 – $.89 = $.19 – $.39/ea wyb 10 after coupon
  • PC Canned Gravy, $.89/each = $0.39 each wyb 10 after coupon
  • PC Pasta & Sauce Pouches, $.88 = $0.38 each wyb 10 after coupon
  • PC Baking Soda, $.99/ea = $0.50/ea wyb 10 after coupon

Walgreen's Deals 9/26-10/2/10- Yes I will shop there, just not in the pahrmacy

Walgreen's is still a wonderful place to shop.  Employees like Tracey and Shallen make coupon shopping fun.  They always go above and beyond to take care of customer questions or issues.  They are happy to accept my coupons.  I always leave with a smile on my face after checking out with one of them.  I have had excellent customer service from Rob (mgr.) on many occasions in the store.  If you have attended a recent coupon clipping lecture or event you will recall all of the wonderful things I say about Walgreen's.  Those things are still true.  Today Rob listened to my complaints after the great pharmacy debacle.  He was very receptive listening to my complaints about his pharmacy.  He is great and in general he runs a wonderful store that adds to our community in a wonderful way.  I am sure he will do what he can to try to build a good pharmacy team, but I'll leave that to other people to find out.  My husband has been threatened with starvation (I may have to lock up all 12 boxes of Cookie Crisp.  Hide all 18 cans of FREE Campbell's soup.  Booby trap the storage closets and the pantry.  Life will not be good for him if he ever ventures to Walgreen's pharmacy again.  NO POSSIBLE GOOD COULD EVER COME OF IT.  I am vocal and like to talk, so I am the squeaky wheel, but what about the folks that are scared? What happens the next time a little 85 year old lady, from Lyon Mountain, ventures into Plattsburgh via the cart bus and meets the scrooge when trying to fill her medication on day 29 of the cycle? The day before a blizzard? She may accept the fact that "it can't be done".  She will climb back onto the Cart Bus and accept that she must wait out the blizzard.  Hopefully she tells the Cart bus driver and he takes her over to Target.  The land of excellent customer service, critical thinking, and problem solving.  She will get her meds, return home to bake molasses cookies while the snow piles high and Visions of Target will dance in her head.  And with her medications no one will find her dead in her bed.  When her friend suggests that she go to Walgreen's the following month she will stick her fingers in her ears and sing "LALALALA I Cant hear you."  OK- Enough said about how much I HATE Walgreen's Pharmacy.  I look forward to a wonderful bargain hunting trip in a few weeks.  I am hoping the shopping endorphins that only come from scoring a cart full of FREE and Cheap treasures will make me think warm fuzzy thoughts about Walgreen's Again!

A Word On Flu Shots
All of the pharmacies are doing in house Flu Shots.  Walgreen's is offering them, but not with Perks.  Rite Aid is giving out a massive book of coupons (that you can just ask for without getting the shot).  Target is also offering the shots there.  If you have to get a shot you might as well get one that comes with a prize or from someone that smiles and is able to carry on a conversation.

OK back to Walgreen's

Here are the best deals this week with coupon match ups.
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  • Vicks Sinex, $6; Get $2 Register Rewards
  • Use $4/1 coupon from the 9/26 P&G insert
  • FREE after coupon and Register Rewards
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  • Emergen-C Vitamin C Supplement, $3.49; Get $3.49 Register Rewards
  • FREE after Register Rewards
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  • Highland’s Cold ‘n Couch, $4.99; Get $4.99 Register Rewards
  • FREE after Register Rewards
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  • Fullbar Fit Appetite Control, $1.99; Get $2 Register Rewards
  • Buy 2 and use this Buy One Get One Free printable coupon
  • FREE after coupon and Register Rewards
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  • Vaseline Sheer Infusion, $5.99; Get $5 Register Rewards
  • Reports of $2/1 peelie coupons on products
  • FREE – $0.99 after coupon and Register Rewards
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  • Tilex, $2.50; Get $2 Register Rewards
  • Buy 2 and use (2) $1/1 printable coupons
  • $0.50 each after coupons and Register Rewards
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  • Venus or Fusion Proglide Razor, $9.99, Get $4 Register Rewards
  • Use the $3/1 coupon from the 9/26 P&G insert
  • $2.99 after coupon and Register Rewards
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  • Pampers Diapers, $8.99; Get $2 Register Rewards
  • Use the $1/1 coupon from the 9/26 P&G insert
  • $5.99 after coupon and Register Rewards
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  • Oral B Vitality of Replacement Heads, $23.99; Get $5 Register Rewards
  • Use $10/1 coupon from the 9/26 P&G insert
  • $8.99 each after coupon and Register Rewards
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  • Buy 2 Brach’s Autumn Candy at $1.50, Get $1 Register Rewards
  • $1 each after Register Rewards
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  • Gillette Bodywash, $2.99
  • Use $2/1 coupon from the 9/26 P&G insert
  • $0.99 after coupon
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  • Tresemme Products, $2.49
  • Use $1/1 printable here
  • $1.49 after coupon
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  • Halls Refresh , $1
  • Use $0.75/1 coupon from the September or October All You magazine
  • $0.25 after coupon
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  • Kraft Homestyle Macaroni, $1.99
  • Use $1/1 printable here
  • $0.99 after coupon (Price Chopper is better- only 70c after double coupon
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  • Glade Odor Eliminator, $2.50
  • Use $1/1 printable
  • $1.50 after coupon

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Walgreen's Pharmacy Nightmare....One Of Those Posts About A Less Than Perfect Employee


I love to shop at Walgreen's and honestly thought their hours of operation for the pharmacy would make them leader in the local pack.  Last month Randy had a doctors appt in the late evening.  He took all of his prescriptions to Walgreen's because they are open until 9pm.  I was pleased with their hours when I broke my foot a few months ago.  Words to the Wise: TAKE YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS AND RUN (Right over to Target- Preston and his staff with be more than happy to meet your needs with a smile).  Refilling prescriptions should not be difficult.  If I call to refill an Rx and do not get a call back telling me of a problem I become irritated.  I called and specifically asked if it was too early to fill.  I was told it would be ready by 2:30pm.  When we got there we were told that "I need to check it".  This was 2.5 hrs after the time I called to request the refill.  We had to drive over three massive bumps to get to their pharmacy. Add on the fact that I am in pain and today was a rather crappy day; I wanted to scream this afternoon.  The Rx I was attempting to refill for my husband is a controlled substance.  Last month he filled it on the first, That leaves 4 days worth of medication left.  Since I cannot drive or be left alone following a rather horrible surgery yesterday, the trips to Plattsburgh are going to be limited this week.  By all means- control the substances, but stick to a consistent policy.  Inform people when they call to request a refill.  Don't make us drive there and wait for an eternity.  The pharmacist does not understand NY State Controlled substance law.  According to him these Rxs can only be filled on the 30th day after they are written or filled.  Hog wash. 

What can I do to boycott their service? Blog about it and make sure my family never fills anything there again.  I certainly would not recommend them to my patients or coupon clipping friends.  I would go to Walmart Pharmacy first.  Anyone who knows me, knows that Walmart is on the bottom of my list of stores to visit.  Not anymore! 

The kind folks at Target have transferred every Rx.  Our doctor called to cancel the controlled substance refills.  We will pick up a new paper Rx on Friday and bring it right over to Target.  On Friday I will pick up all of our Rx refills and transfers at Target.  The retail value will be about $2200.00.  Target has earned that.  Walgreen's will not see 1 cent of it. 

Why Do I love Target Pharmacy?
  • They provide exceptional customer service
  • They call you if they encounter a problem with a refill
  • They explore programs other than regular health insurance to save $$ 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Price Chopper Stock Up


The Price Chopper Facebook coupon is exceptional this week! I love this one and was happy to see it again! visit the Price Chopper Facebook page to print this weeks super $5 off Purchase of 10 Store Brand Products.  You can print a stack.  I plan on sending my husband in every day this week. This is the perfect week to fill your pantry with FREE soup, mac-n-cheese, broth, jello and seasonings.

What can you score for free with this coupon?
  • 10 boxes of PC Mac-n-Cheese
  • 10 Cans of PC Soup or broth
  • 10 packs of Dinner Seasoning (stew, chili, taco, etc.)
  • 10 boxes of PC Jello
There are many other great deals but I am focusing on 10 items for FREE!
Happy Shopping and Stocking up your pantry!


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