Friday, February 26, 2010

Some of my Favorites...

Ok, over the last few weeks I have highlighted a few things I have found on other blogs out there...there are so many great blogs out there in all sorts of genres...love discovering these wonderful women and sharing them with you.

Well, this week I found an awesome site that I have to share with you...it is called How Does She. It is a neat collaboration of all sorts of women writing about all sorts of topics...everything from recipes to relationships and so much in between. Check it out, I think you'll love it!






Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet

Home Made Simple coupon books are available again! These are great ~ filled with over $30 in coupon savings on brands such as Dawn, Mr. Clean, Swiffer, etc. Go here to request yours today!

Backporch Treasures @ Matthews Help Center

Have you discovered Backporch Treasures, the thrift shop in the back of the Matthews Help Center? I love this little place! Here are some upcoming happenings at the shop...

March 1-8 Bag Sale
Stuff a bag for $5...men's women's and children's clothes and shoes

March 9th store closed

March 10th Spring Opening
Sale begins on prom dresses and contemporary dresses
prince will range from $4 - $30

Back Porch Treasures: Where shopping is a good deal and a good deed.

Disney Dreaming...

We experienced our first Disney cruise last year and wow, we want to do it again! So, we are "saving our pennies" to return again someday...

Check out this new ship...this link takes you to a video to see a promo of the new ship.

Go here to request a free Disney Cruise planning DVD...
And go here to enter to win a 5-night Disney Cruise vacation for your family from Hanes...

Free for Kids This Weekend

Here are some free events for kids/families this weekend...

Read Across America ~ Dr. Seuss Storytime at all Target stores nationwide
Saturday (2/27) from 9am - 11am
Dr. Seuss storytime, games and activities, giveaways
*check out the link above for Dr. Seuss games and activities to download

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic ~ this Saturday (2/27) at 10am make a LoweBot
you need to register online...the first 50 kids who are registered and arrive by 10am receive their kit

Lakeshore Learning free kids craft ~ this Saturday (2/27) make bookmarks using rainbow paper
11am - 3pm
check out this link to see this weekend's project as well as upcoming ones

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Produce Co-Op Payment & Pick Up Info

For those of you in my area interested in the produce co-op with Your Neighborhood Produce here is your payment reminder and pick up info...

If you'd like to get a basket at next week's Indian Trail location pick up, payment is due no later than THIS SUNDAY (2/28) by midnight. Payment is made securely via PayPal.

Pick up for the Indian Trail location is next Thursday, March 4th at Sardis Baptist Church in Indian Trail. Pick up is from 12noon to 1pm. Remember to bring a basket or bags to carry your produce home.

See my previous post for more info about this neat group...and also visit their website to learn more, see other pick up locations and to place your order.

Swagbucks ~ Happy Birthday!!

Today is Swagbucks' 2nd birthday and they are celebrating all day!

If you are a member, check out your Swagbucks total. You'll notice everything has been multiplied by 10...this will also include the amount of swagbucks the prizes cost ($5 Amazon card is no $450 swagbucks). Essentially the same thing, just multiplied by 10.

If you are not yet a member today is a GREAT day to sign up! Go here to sign up and receive 60 swagbucks today (normally you receive 3). Be sure to enter SWAGISFREE to get the extra bucks for signing up today.

And be on the lookout all day today for extra chances to earn more bucks with codes, etc.

If you are not familiar with Swagbucks, go here to learn more. It is a great way to earn some rewards by using the internet. I am getting ready to cash some of mine in for a Target gift card!

FREE 8x10 Photo TODAY ONLY

Today only (2/25) at Walgreens you can get a FREE 8x10 photo!

You can do this online and enter the code FREEPHOTO. Choose to pick up in the store. Be sure your checkout total is $0 before submitting your order.

You can also print this coupon and take it into the store for the same deal.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Harris Teeter week of 2/24

Here are some deals for Harris Teeter this week...

E-VIC
Gain Laundry Detergent (50oz) $2.99 (limit 1)
use $0.50 coupon from newspaper = $1.99

Pillsbury Easy Frost $0.99
use $0.40/1 insert coupon = $0.19

*be sure you are signed up for Harris Teeter's E-VIC emails...you will receive an email every Wednesday with the new sales flyer and will have members only sale items for the week.




Fresh Split Chicken Breasts $0.77/pound
*I've had several people ask me when I stock up on meat items...my target price is less than $1.99 per pound...of course I do buy meat that is more expensive but if I can get it for less than $1.99 per pound then I stock up (mostly it will be chicken, ground beef and pork). I divide up packages and freeze using freezer bags and/or freezer paper.

Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix $1
use $0.75/1 printable (I hope you printed this one when I posted it...the print limit has been reached so it is no longer available) = FREE

Betty Crocker Frosting $1.50
use $0.50/1 insert coupon = $0.50

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Fruit By The Foot, Fruit Roll Ups, Fruit Stickerz $2
use $0.50/2 insert coupon or printable = $3 for 2
***Buy any 3 Get $1.50 off your next order
***Buy any 4 Get $2.50 off your next order
***Buy any 5 Get $3.50 off your next order

Keebler Club Crackers BOGO @ $1.99
use $1/1 coupon = $0.99

Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel $1.99
use $0.75 coupon = $0.49


*****I ran out of time to work on this list today...so while you wait for me to finish it please visit Southern Savers for a complete list, as well as coupon matchups*****

******Check out what is on sale for Pillsbury and General Mills products to take advantage of some instant savings deals HT has going on this week...again, refer to Southern Savers until I can get this posted*******
Let me know what deals you find this week...

Bi-Lo week of 2/24

Not a very exciting week at Bi-Lo...

My top 2 items will be...

Hebrew National Hot Dogs BOGO
I will use a $1/1 printable coupon from Simple and Delicious that I printed not long ago to make a package about $1.50.
**this printable coupon is no longer available but go here to sign up for other coupons from ConAgra Foods.

Sunny D (64oz) 10 for $10 (you do not need to buy all 10 to get the $1 price)
use $0.25 insert coupon (not sure which weekend it came) = $0.50

My friend Mandy at Serving While Saving has posted some additional deal and coupon info for
Bi-Lo this week...go here to see.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Free Samples at Wal-Mart.com

I just LOVE free samples! I sign up for many and receive these freebies weekly in my mailbox. Often they include a coupon, which makes for a nice added bonus.

Here are some current free sample offers at Walmart's website...

Olay Total Effects Body Wash
Crest 3D White
Tide plus Febreeze Freshness
UnderJams

Go here for your free samples...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Restaurant.com 80% off

Restaurant.com is offering 80% off their gift certificates! Use code SAVOR at checkout to apply the discount. This offer runs trhough February 28th!

$25 gift certificates will be $2
$10 gift certificates will be $0.80

Each restaurant has different requirements/restrictions so please read the details carefully!

Think of these as $10 and $25 off coupons for the restaurants. You won't get a free meal out of it but it will be an inexpensive one. A great deal for those who enjoy eating out or want to try a new place!

Free Food Tomorrow (2/23)

Here are some free food options for tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/23)...

National Pancake Day at IHOP...get a FREE short stack of pancakes from 7am to 10pm (every customer!). All they ask is that you consider making a donation to the Children's Miracle Network. All IHOPs nationwide are participating.

Get a FREE Grilled Sandwich with the purchase of a large drink at Jack In The Box. You may want to call to be sure your location is participating.
As a side note, here is a $1/1 coupon for a grilled sandwich at Jack In The Box.

Free Busy Mom's Bible

The first 5,000 people to register will get a free copy of The Busy Mom's Bible! What a great freebie!
You will be asked to provide your mailing address and to upload a photo of your family in order to enter.

I am not sure how long this offer will last so if you are interested in it, hurry and enter!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

CVS & Walgreens week of 2/21

Here are the deal listings for CVS and Walgreens this week...posted on DealSeekingMom

My favorite this week is the Excedrin deal at Walgreens...see my previous post about this here.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Some of my Favorites...

Here are a few of my favorites that I found around the blogging world this week...

Ok, I know it is past Valentine's Day but I just loved this cute craft idea...
Quick and Easy Valentine Craft...posted on 320 Sycamore

Saltine Candy Treat Recipe...posted on Blissfully Domestic

I loved this post because my master bedroom is my big project this year (I look forward to sharing with you how I will be decorating it on a budget)...
10 Minutes to a Room You'll Love...Master Bedroom...posted on The Nester

Way to Earn Extra Money

I think everyone would like to make a little extra money, right? Well, yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to do that for myself.

I took part in a focus group with 20/20 Research. To thank me for my time and sharing my thoughts and opinions, I was rewarded with a $100 Visa Gift Card...WOW!!!
20/20 Research conducts focus groups for all sorts of different topics and products. The one I participated in was all about evaporated milk. There were 6 of us sitting around the table with a moderator who kept the conversation going about this product...how often do we buy it, use it, how do we use it, etc. We also had the opportunity to give feedback on various ideas the company is considering for a marketing campaign (they didn't tell me I couldn't mention it so I'll tell you it was Carnation...and some of "their people" were sitting behind a one way window listening to our discussion). It was fun and a rather easy way to make a little extra cash.

20/20 Research has offices in a few cities around the country, including right here in Charlotte. If you are interested in doing something like this occasionally to make a little extra money, please visit their website and sign up to be included in their database (click on "Participate In A Study"). This will then get you on the list for receiving emails when they are looking for participants in focus groups.

Keep in mind that they do market research for a wide variety of things and will look for all sorts of people. Compensation will vary but it is a fun, easy way to put a little something extra in your wallet. I'm looking forward to doing more in the future!

Free for Kids


Lakeshore Learning has a cute free craft for kids this Saturday...Puzzle Me Frame...this is offered from 11am to 3pm tomorrow (see the site for other upcoming free craft days).

And next Saturday, 2/27, Lowes will be hosting another Build & Grow Clinic...make a LoweBot...my son is going to love this one! Go here to sign up...this is offered to the first 50 children who are registered and arrive at 10am on 2/27.







'The Best of Countdown Kids" Free Download


Here is a 10 song album you can download for FREE...The Best of Countdown Kids. Great kids songs! Sadly my children are getting a little too old for these songs but this is a great one for those of you with little ones!


Excedrin Moneymaker Next Week

Starting this Sunday, 2/21, you can score a great deal...or even a moneymaker...on Excedrin at Walgreens. Be sure to print the coupon NOW so you have it ready (in case the print limit is reached before you have a chance to print it next week).

Cheap Deal

Excedrin 20-24 count) $2.50
use $2/1 Excedrin 20 ct or larger printable on coupons.com = $0.50 OOP (out-of-pocket)

MoneyMaker Deal

Excedrin Menstrual Complete (20-24 count) $2.50
Buy 1, Earn $2 Register Rewards
use $2/1 Excedrin 20 ct or larger printable on coupons.com = $0.50 OOP, $1.50 moneymaker when you factor in the Register Reward

Tip: To help you find the coupon faster, use the Health Care link on the left side of the Coupons.com page


Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Produce Co-Op & Today's Pick Up

For those of you in the Charlotte area I want to share with you info about a produce co-op. Your Neighborhood Produce is a way to save money on fresh produce. There are no commitments or contracts to sign...you sign up as a member and participate as much or as little as you like.

Your Neighborhood Produce works with a local wholesaler, who sells produce to area restaurants and schools. They purchase large amounts of fresh produce by the case from this wholesaler, divide it into "produce baskets" and the participants arrive to pick it up (you pay in advance via PayPal each time you wish to participate). The more people that participate, the greater the buying power of Your Neighborhood Produce and the better selection for us! Today's Indian Trail pick up had about 100 baskets!
There are different options to choose from...

Original produce basket $17.50
*will always include a variety of apple, banana, lettuce and tomato...everything else will vary by season...11-15 item variety with about 40-50 total items

Smaller Portion produce basket $11.50
*will always include a variety of apple, banana, lettuce and tomato...everything else will vary by season...11-15 item variety with about 20-25 total items

Fruit Only basket $8.50
*will always include apples and bananas...total of 4-6 item variety of fruit

PLEASE visit the website for Your Neighborhood Produce for more information, including a calendar of upcoming basket pickups. There are several pick up locations around the Charlotte area including Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston and Cabarrus counties in NC and York County, SC.

Let me know if you have any questions about this...I highly recommend you give it a try! I will post reminders for when pick ups are scheduled and payments due.

TODAY'S PRODUCE BASKET 2/18/10

big head of green leaf lettuce
5 tomatoes
3 broccoli
3 pears
6 oranges
4 green apples
3 yellow peppers
6 bananas
10 red potatoes
1 cucumber
1 cantaloupe
1 (16 oz) bag carrots


Save the Date...National Pancake Day

February 23rd is National Pancake Day and IHOP is celebrating with free pancakes! From 7am to 10pm you'll get one free short stack (3 pancakes) of IHOP's Buttermilk pancakes. All IHOP asks is that you consider making a donation to support local children's hospitals through the Children's Miracle Network. Click here for more details...

Coupon for FREE DiGiorno Pizza HURRY


Hurry and sign up to receive a coupon for a FREE DiGiorno Single Size Pizza (up to $3.30 value)! Limit one offer per household. Allow 6-8 weeks for coupon to arrive.

Day 2 of HT Super Doubles

Day 2
$63.42 worth of stuff
$6.98 OOP (out-of-pocket)


My kids will be happy...I've gotten quite a few things that I don't typically buy so they will enjoy the treats!

*Keep in mind I am only buying the deals...I will be getting produce and meat at another time...and you'll see milk and bread show up at some point

Here is what I got today...

2 Lysol Wipes BOGO @ $1.59 ea
used 2 - $1/1 = FREE

2 Soft Scrub Gel Cleansers @ $2.50 ea

2 Cheese Nips BOGO @ $1.99
used $2/2 printable (no longer available) = FREE

2 Coles Garlic Bread BOGO @ $1.00 ea

1 Kotex Pantiliners @ $1.49 ea
used $1.50/2 coupon = FREE

4 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (5 count) sale $1.75 ea
used $0.95 printable (no longer available) = FREE **Plus I earned a $2 catalina for my next shopping trip (this is a $2 coupon to use toward the total of my next shopping trip just for buying the cinnamon rolls) so essentially the store PAID ME $2 to take these 4 packages home!

1 pack Bordens Cheese Sensations Singles $2.19

2 Edys Ice Cream SAle $2.97
used $1/1 coupon = $0.97 **my VERY favorite deal today since it is my VERY favorite food!!

2 New York Pizza Dippin Sticks BOGO @ $3.89 (for both)
used $1/2 in coupon booklet I found in store = $1.89 (or $0.94 ea)

1 Thomas' English Muffins Honey Wheat $2.99
used $1/1 from All You magazine = $0.99

2 Dole Fruit Jars ~ Mandarin Oranges sale $2.50
used $1/1 coupons I received from Vocalpoint = $0.50 ea

1 Kelloggs Fruit Snacks sale $2.19


So far this week...
$135.03 worth of groceries
$7.52 OOP (out-of-pocket)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Couple of Additional Super Double Items...

Here are a few new things for Super Doubles...

Edys Ice Cream sale $2.97
use $1/1 = $0.97
*I have NO idea how I missed this one today...ice cream is my very favorite!!


Lysol Wipes BOGO @ $1.59 ea
use $1/1 coupon = FREE

Kelloggs Fruit Snacks sale $2.19
use $1/1 printable = $0.19

Thomas English Muffins/Bagels $2.97
use $1/1 from All You magazine = $0.97

Dawn Hand Renewal $2.99
use $1/1 from home mailer = $0.99

Bagel Bites $2.79
use $1/1 printable = $0.79

Pert Plus for Men $3.65
use $1.50/1 = $0.65

Rhodes Dinner Rolls $2.25
use $1/1 = $0.25


These are still not all of the deals but I wanted to post a few of these that I am pulling for my next trip(s) and had not already posted.

Hope this helps...

New Site with Baking Coupons

Check out this new site from Betty Crocker called Bake Sweet Memories. There are some coupons available to print...the best one is 75 cents off any Betty Crocker Cake Mix. After doubling that at HT this week it will be 25 cents for the mix...Or hang onto the coupon for a BOGO sale and get some for free!

Other coupons to print include...
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix
$1/2 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix (17.5 oz.+) AND Frosting Tub
$0.50/1 Pam Cooking Spray
$0.50/1 Wesson Oil (48 oz.)

Wendy's $1 Coupon


Sign up for WendyMail and receive a $1 coupon via email within a couple of days. Then periodically they will email you other offers. This $1 coupon will make for a nice free or inexpensive treat!


Free Sample of Lemonhead Candy


Go here to request a free sample of the new Tropical Chewy Lemonhead & Friends Candy. My kids will be thrilled with this freebie!


Always Get the Coupons at the Register

Be sure you always get the coupons that print out at the register during check out (catalinas). Today I got one for a FREE bottle of Kraft Catalina Salad Dressing on my next purchase...woohoo!!

I've been getting some good ones recently so always be sure to get them...ask for them if the cashier forgets to hand them to you.

WOW...Great Trip to the Teeter Today!!


Just returned from my first trip of the week to Harris Teeter for Super Doubles and it was a FUN one! The items pictured above came to $71.79 (which actually seems crazy to me!). After the VIC savings, Super Double coupons and a $10 Lowes Foods coupon (HT will take a competitor's coupon!), I spent......


$0.54!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes, you read that right...just $0.54! Needless to say I was thrilled and did the happy dance all the way home!

Here is what I got...

2 packs of Hefty plastic cups (20 count) BOGO @ $1.99
used $1/2 coupon (found in booklet in store today) = FREE

2 boxes Kelloggs Raisin Bran Crunch sale $1.97 ea
used $1.50/2 printable from coupons.com = $0.94 (or 0.47 ea)

1 box Smart Start cereal BOGO @ $2.17
used $1/1 from All You magazine = $0.17

1 roll Bounty paper towels sale $1.50
used $1/1 from P&G home mailer = FREE

2 boxes Cheese Nips BOGO @ $1.99
used $2/2 Nabisco crackers printable = FREE

1 box Kotex pantyliner $1.49
used $1/1 (no idea where I got this) = FREE

2 packages of Lance cookies (8 count) sale $2 ea
used $1/1 printable = FREE

1 package Kings Hawaiian Sandwich rolls (4 count) $2.49
used $1/1 = $0.49

1 box Duncan Hines 100% whole wheat muffin mix (cinnamon swirl..yum!) sale $2.89
used $1/1 = $0.89

2 boxes New York Pizza Dippin' Sticks BOGo @ $3.89
used $1/2 from booklet found in store today = $1.89 (or .94 ea)

2 packages Borden Sensations Cheese Singles @ 2.19 ea
used 2 - $1/1 coupons from All You = $0.19 ea
*there is also a printable for this

1 Danactive yogurt drinks $2.50
used $1/1 = $0.50

1 Travel Pack Band-aids (8 ct) $1.00
used $1/1 = FREE

1 DiGiorno 200 Calorie Frozen Pizza $3.49
used $1/1 = $1.49

1 Polaner All Fruit sale $2.00
used $1/1 = FREE

2 Kens Marinades BOGO @$3.45
used $1/2 = $1.55 (or 0.72 ea)

2 Kens Salad Dressings BOGO @ $3.55
used $1/2 = $1.55 (or 0.77 ea)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pulling Coupons for Super Doubles

Here are some of the coupons I am pulling for free and really cheap (less than 50 cents) items at Harris Teeter starting tomorrow (2/17) for Super Doubles. By no means are these the only deals. Please check out these sites for more deals and coupon match-ups.

Serving While Saving
Southern Savers
Hot Coupon World

Hope this helps to get you started...

Free

Lance Crackers (8 ct) $2

Use $1/1 printable

Smart Balance Sour Cream $1.79

Use $1/1 coupon

Quaker Old Fashioned Oats (18 oz) $1.99

Use $1/1 printable

Wholly Guacamole (7 oz) $1.99

Use $1/1 coupon

Kotex 22 ct Pantiliners $1.49

Use $1.50/2 coupon

GUM Kids Flossers $1.99

Use $1/1 coupon

Revlon Nail Clipper $1.99

Use $1/1 coupon

Lip Smackers lip gloss $1.99

Use $1/1 printable

Muir Glen Tomato Paste $1.49

use $1/1 printable

Dawn Direct Foam $2.99

Use $1.50 from Home Made Simple direct mailer

Polaner All Fruit $2.00

use $1/1

$0.50 or less

Borden Cheese Singles Sensations $2.19

Use $1/1 coupon from All You magazine or this printable

Makes it $0.19

Uncle Ben’s white or brown rice $2.29

Use $1/1 coupon

Makes it $0.29

DiGiorno 200 Calorie Pizza $3.49

Use $1.50/1 Home Mailer

Makes it $0.49

Dannon Activia Yogurt $2.50

Use $1/1 coupon

Makes it $0.50

Danactiv Yogurt Drinks $2.50

Use $1/1 coupon

Makes it $0.50

New Printables (Good for Super Doubles)

Here are some new printables...

$1 off 1 Lip Smackers...expires 12/31/10 (some varieties will be free at HT for Super Doubles)

$1 off 1 Bordens Cheese Singles Sensations...expires 7/31/10 (will be 19 cents during Super Doubles)
*this is a PDF file so you can save it and print multiple times

$1.50 off 1 Fresh Express Artisan Salad...expired 12/31/10 (this coupon's bar code starts with a 9 so it won't double...save to use when the salad goes on sale )
*this is a PDF file so you can save it and print multiple times

$1 off 1 Kelloggs Fruit Snacks (6 count or larger) ...expires 3/29/10 (will be 99 cents during Super Doubles)

$1 off 1 Bagel Bites...(will be 79 cents during Super Doubles)

Mealtime Monday (My Cheatin' Version of Veggie Beef Soup)

Here is a SUPER easy veggie beef soup...I consider it my cheater's version...super quick and easy, very kid friendly and only uses 4 ingredients! This freezes well too so I like to make a double batch and freeze some in containers to pull out later for a quick meal. Hope you enjoy...

Super Easy Vegetable Beef Soup

1 pound ground beef (whichever kind you prefer)
1 (46 oz) bottle of vegetable juice (V* or similar store brand)
1 (16 oz) package of frozen mixed vegetables
1 envelope of onion soup mix

Cook the ground beef and drain.
Combine the vegetable juice, frozen vegetables and soup mix in a stockpot and bring to a boil. Add the cooked beef. Cover and reduce heat. Let it simmer for at least 20 minutes.

*consider adding some pasta too*


I've added this recipe to the line up at Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday...check out all the recipes!

Grocery Store Competition is a Good Thing!

Today's front page story of the Charlotte Observer is "New Frugality Shows Up In Local Checkout Lanes". The article focuses on Walmart taking over the top spot for groceries in the market share for the Charlotte area and how other grocers are reacting to it.

After reading it I was reminded that I am so thankful to have such competition among grocery stores in this area! They are all wanting our business and are continually coming up with ways to earn it.

Many cities do not have stores that double coupons everyday...or ever! And did you know that the only Bi-Lo stores that double coupons up to a 99 cent face value are the ones in the Charlotte area? All of their other stores will double to just a 60 cent face value.

I used to think I was spending my grocery dollars the best at Walmart...then I learned how to truly use coupons and found that I spend MUCH LESS at Harris Teeter with their sales combined with double coupons, super double coupons and triple coupons.

Of course, you will still see me at Walmart at times : )

Free Pantene Shampoo**EXPIRED


**looks like all of the free samples are claimed...


If you are a member of Vocalpoint be sure to log in to your account right away to see if you are eligible for a FREE full size bottle of Pantene Nature Fusion Smooth Vitality shampoo. Hurry...these freebies won't last long!


If you are not yet a member, go here to sign up. Vocalpoint is a great word-of-mouth company. It's a wonderful way to try out new products for free and in return they ask for you to share your opinion and tell others.


**Many of you have asked how I get so many things for free...here is one of the ways! I take advantage of as many freebies as I can!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Free Kids Card at Hallmark


You can get a free card from Hallmark's Kids Collection while supplies last through March 14th. Go here for more details...
Thanks to SavvySpending!

Super Doubles at Harris Teeter

Super Doubles at Harris Teeter will be starting on Wednesday!

This means that HT will double 20 coupons per day that are $1.98 or less face value (so...if you have a $1.50 coupon off of an item it will double to $3.00 off). Not everything will be a great deal so be sure to check out the deal lists for the best deals to be found during Super Doubles. Also, another tip is to concentrate on coupons that are at least $1 since lesser coupons will double everyday.

Here are a few deals I am excited about...

Wholly Guacamole 7oz $1.99
-$1 off Wholly Guacamole RP 1/31 (makes it FREE!)

Smart Balance Sour Cream $1.79
-$1 off Smart Balance Sour Cream RP 1/10 (makes it FREE!)

Dannon DanActive Probiotic Dairy Drink, 4 pk 12.4 oz, $2
-$1 off DanActive 4-pk or 8-pk, any SS 2/07 (makes it FREE!)

Dannon Dan-o-nino $2
-$1 off Dannon Dan-o-nino product, any excluding 24-ct SS 2/07 (makes it FREE!)

Dannon Danimals $2
-$1 off Dannon Danimals Coolision 6-pack, any SS 2/07 (makes it FREE!)

Dannon Yogurt - Activia $2
-$1 off Dannon Activia, SS 2/07 (makes it FREE!)

Borden Single Sensations $2.29
-$1 off Borden Sensations February and March All You Magazine (makes it 29¢)



Obviously these are just a few of the deals you will be able to get starting Wednesday. Go here to see more deals and coupon matchups on Southern Savers.





Friday, February 12, 2010

Some of my Favorites...

Here are some of my favorite things I've found this week...

Chalkboard Table...posted on The Red Chair Blog

Praying for our Children...posted on The Other Mama

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (Copycat Cinnabon Recipe) ...posted on Beauty & Bedlam

Enjoy...

Some of the Bi-Lo Deals This Week

Here are a few of the coupon deals I got this morning at Bi-Lo...

Krusteaz Muffin Mix, 16.5-17.5 oz, at $2.75 ($1.37)
-$1/2 Krusteaz muffin mix or crumb cake mix SS 12/06
-.50/1 Krusteaz muffin mix or crumb cake mix SS 12/06 (makes it 37¢)


Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 18-18.4, at $1.75 (87¢)

Betty Crocker Ready to Serve Frosting, 12-16 oz, $1.50
-.50/1 Betty Crocker frosting tub SS 2/07 or printable or printable or
printable
(makes it $0.50)


Mystic Pizza, 13.5-18 oz, at $4.99 ($2.49)
-$1 off Mystic Pizza SS 01/10 (regional) (makes it $1.49)


Progresso Traditional Soup, 18.5-19 oz, at $2.55 ($1.27)
-.25/1 Progresso Light soup SS 02/07
-$1/4 Progresso soups SS 02/07, SS 01/03
-$1/3 Progresso soups
printable or printable
-.50/2 Progresso Soups, Any SS 1/17, 1/3 (makes it $0.77)
-$1.10/3 Progresso soups printable or printable


Muellers Thin or Regular Spaghetti or Elbow Macaroni, 8 oz, 79¢ (39¢)
-.55/2 Mueller’s - your favorite pasta “plan on pasta” home mailer (makes both FREE)


Nabisco Snack Crackers, 5.5-10 oz, at $3.59 ($1.79)
-$2/2 Nabsico Crackers printable (IE) or printable (FF)
-$1 off Nabisco Crackers Dec 2009 Kraft Food And Family Mag
-$1 off Nabisco Crackers SS 1/24 (makes it 79
¢)
-$1 off Nabisco Crackers “Game Day Greats” booklet
-$1/2 Nabisco cookies or crackers “Nabisco Back to School” home mailer
-$1 off Ritz Crackerfuls SS 1/10 or printable (IE) or printable (FF)


Pepperidge Farm Goldfish at $2.17 ($1.08)
-$1 off Pepperidge Farm Gold Fish printable


**I think this coupon is no longer available to print...be sure to use it if you printed it last week when I posted it originally

Purina Chef Michael’s Canine Creations, 1.5 lb, at $3.99 ($1.99)
-$2 off Purina Chef Michael’s Canine Creations dry dinners RP 2/07 (makes it FREE)


Quaker Quakes Rice Cake Mini’s, 3.03-3.52, $1.00
-.75/1 Quaker Rice Snacks RP 1/10 (makes if FREE)

Edy’s Ice Cream, 48 oz, $2.98
-$1 off Edy’s Ice Cream SS 1/31



Lots more BOGO items and coupon match-ups...be sure to check out this week's sales flier!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nestle Tollhouse Morsels Printable

Here is a really good one...

$0.75 off any Nestle Tollhouse Morsels...pair this with a sale and enjoy some really cheap, maybe even free, baking chips!

Super Doubles at Harris Teeter Next Week

My friend Mandy over at Serving While Saving was told my her "inside connection" that next week Harris Teeter will have Super Doubles! This is when HT will double a coupon with a face value of up to $1.99...so your $1.50 coupon will double to $3.00 off. Stay tuned for info on the good deals...

This will start next Wednesday, February 17th.

Some Deals for Walgreens Family & Friends Day

Tomorrow (2/12) is Family & Friends Day at Walgreens.

Go here to print your Family & Friends Discount Coupon to receive 15% off of eligible items (pretty much anything in the store) and 20% off Walgreens brand items.

And go here to see some of the deals you can get with this discount...

Free 8x10 Photo Collage at Walgreens TODAY & TOMORROW

What a great gift for Valentine's Day...and it is FREE!!!
Create an 8x10 photo collage online at Walgreens for free! You must use code VDAY at checkout to get the freebie. And choose store pick up. This offer is valid today and tomorrow (2/11 and 2/12) only!

So start picking out your photos...pictures of you and your sweetie through the years, family pictures with the kids, or use it as a fun way to remember a special event or vacation.

Enjoy this freebie!

Excedrin Coupon


Go here to answer a question about pain relievers and you could receive a coupon for Excedrin, valued up to $5.99. I just did it, answered 2 non-Excedrin choices and was then prompted to fill out my info for them to mail me the free coupon.
Always on the hunt for coupons!
Thanks to Couponing to Disney for the heads up!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feelin' Lucky?

If you like contests and hope to win big in a sweepstakes, here is a fun site for you...Check out Sweetie's Sweeps for anything and everything about current sweepstakes, instant win games, etc.

Good Luck!!

Free Oreo Cakesters from Kraft First Taste???

Are you a member of Kraft First Taste? If so, log on and see if you are receiving a coupon for a FREE package of Oreo Cakesters. Some people are receiving the coupon and some are receiving $1 off. I was a lucky one and am getting a free one!

If you are not a member of Kraft First Taste, check it out! This is a fun program where you will be among the first to try out new Kraft products, share your opinions and many times you'll be able to share it with friends in the form of free product coupons.

Go here to learn more and sign up...


*many of you ask me how I get so many different coupons and freebies...so I am trying to share many of the different ways...take advantage of as many as possible!!*

Great Week for Groceries

I'll be taking advantage of some deals this week at both Harris Teeter and Bi-Lo...Bi-Lo is having another big BOGO sale this week! (for those local to me, yes it is VERY worth it to go over to the Bi-Lo at the Siskey Y!)

I am working on typing up some deals for Bi-Lo since I can't seem to find a good site to direct you to for that store (you can look at Southern Savers for a list but her deals will not be quite as good as ours...the Charlotte area doubles coupons up to a 99 cent face value...all other Bi-Lo stores only double to 60 cents...so keep that in mind if you look at her list, we'll have better deals). You can go here to see a list of all the BOGO items.

Go here to see a good listing of the deals at Harris Teeter this week, including coupon match-ups!

Printable Coupons ~ Kelloggs & Campbells

Here are some good printable coupons for you...

Kelloggs cereal...hurry and print these before they run out ~ good high-dollar value cereal coupons (scroll through to find the Kelloggs ones)

Campbells products...including Chunky soup, Campbells Cooking soups, etc.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Winter Olympics Ideas


Friday nights are Family Fun Nights at our house. Usually we pull out board games, make pizza or snuggle up with a good movie and popcorn.
This Friday night (and many nights for the next couple of weeks) it will be all about The Olympics at our house! I did a little looking around for some ideas to inspire me and came upon this post about activities and crafts for the Winter Olympics.
Hope it inspires some family fun for your home too!

Earn Extra Money with Surveys

Have you ever considered answering surveys to earn a little extra cash? There are many companies out there (again, be sure to research to determine it is legitimate) and they are willing to reward you for your opinions.

Pinecone Research is a reputable company that has been around for a long time. Apparently it is not often that they open up their membership registration but they have right now. So, if this is something that interests you I would recommend checking it out and signing up.

Typically Pinecone Research pays $3 per completed survey (they pay via PayPal...that is easy and free to set up if you do not currently have an account) and sometimes they will mail products for you to try at home.

I'd love to know if you try this...
Thanks to DealSeekingMom for the heads up...

Drug Store Deals

Looking for some deals at the drug stores this week? Here you go...

CVS posted on Money Saving Mom

Walgreens posted on Southern Savers

Rite Aid posted on Deal Seeking Mom

Get Paid For Your Opinion

Yesterday I was selected to take part in a Focus Group for 20/20 Market Research. This will take place next week and I will receive payment for my opinions. Sounds good to me!

There are many companies out there...be sure you research it and determine it is legitimate.

Here is a link to 20/20 Research's website and a form to submit if you are interested in being selected for future studies. They send you an email, you answer a few preliminary questions and then if you make it to the next round they call you with some additional questions. If selected you will take part in the focus group, sharing your opinions, and receive compensation.

I'll be able to tell you more about it after next week...

Restaurant.com 80% off, Plus Bonus


Restaurant.com is offering gift certificates for 80% off again! So, a $25 certificate is just $2. And as a sweet bonus, you'll receive a $15 FTD Reward with every order!

Use the code "HEART" at checkout to receive the discount.

Be sure to read through any and all restrictions for each restaurant. Certificates are available to print and redeem right away. They do not expire for a year though so you have time to use them if you aren't planning a Valentine's dinner date.

Go here to check it out...

Mealtime Monday ~ Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

In thinking about Valentine's Day later this week I began thinking about chocolate. And that lead me to think of this super chocolatey cake! It is so easy...starts with a boxed cake mix...and is so good. It's been a long time since I've made one of these...I might need to change that!

Enjoy...

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix with pudding
1 (5.9 ounce) package chocolate instant pudding mix
1-1/4 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
3 cups (18 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels, divided
1/2 cup whipping cream

*Combine first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in 2 cups of chocolate morsels. Pour batter into a greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan.
*Bake at 350 for 50 to 55 minutes or until cake springs back when touched. (toothpick may not come out clean if trying to test that way) Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely or a wire rack.
*Combine remaining 1 cup chocolate morsels and whipping cream in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until morsels melt. Let stand 15 minutes. Drizzle chocolate glaze over the cake. Garnish, if desired, with something such as whipped cream and chocolate morsels or shavings or nuts.
*Let cake stand 1 hour before serving.


***This recipe is linked in to Tasty Tuesday...check out all the great recipes***