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Sunday, January 24, 2010

HOT: Old El Paso Catalina (Bi-Lo, Kroger, Food Lion)

I LOVE this catalina!!  This was the first catalina deal I did after I started couponing last year, and I worked it until it couldn't be worked no more.  You can't get coupons on meat very often, so I like to save up a few of these catalina coupons until meat goes on good sale, and then get a bunch for FREE!  It comes around ever so often, and I get enough taco-night supplies to last me until the next blue moon.  Here are the catalina details.....

Purchase Old El Paso Items and Save $$ on your next Meat/Chicken purchase.
Buy 3 ~ Get $1 Off,  Buy 6 ~ Save $3 Off  (Good 1/25 - 2/21)

Items Include:
Taco Shells
Taco Seasoning
Heat & Serve Sides
Refried Beans
Dinner Kits

★Go HERE to print a 50¢ Old El Paso Sides Coupon, or find one in your 1/3 SS!

Deal Scenarios: 

Buy 6 Heat & Eat Sides for $1.25 ea (at Kroger)
Use (6) 50¢/1 or $1/1 Heat & Eat Sides from 1/3 SS
(Pay $1.50 ~ Get $3 OYNO = FREE + $1.50 Moneymaker!)

If you can find the Buy 2 Old El Paso - Get 1 Taco Seasoning FREE Peelies, you can do this:
Buy 4 Heat & Eat Sides @ $1.25 ea
Buy 2 Taco Seasonings (FREE)
(Pay $1 ~ Get $3 OYNO = $2 Moneymaker!)

Don't have these coupons?  Order a bunch off ebay before the price jumps up!

Kroger Highlights: 1/24 - 1/30

Whew!  Sorry about the late ad, all you Kroger folks, it's been a busy day around here - and I'm just getting to it now that the boys are tucked in.  I hope some of you were able to take advantage of the Kraft cheese catalina today - if not, maybe you can still make a late night Kroger run and get it before midnight!
There are a LOT of great/free deals this week - so have fun and HEY!  Send us a photo of your great haul so we can do the couponer's Dance Of Joy with you!

Mega Event "Best-Of":
*Buy 10 Mega Items ~ Get $5 Instant Savings at Checkout - Price reflects 10-item Discount.

Kraft Cheese 8 oz (Shred, Block, Singles): 99¢
Buy 5 Kraft ~ Get a $5 Kraft Catalina!
Use (2) $1/2 PRINT
(Pay $3 ~ Get $5 back = $2 Moneymaker!)(After Sunday = 49¢ ea)
*NOTE: You'll need to add 5 other mega event filler items to get up to your 10

Rotel: 49¢
Use 30¢/1 from 1/24 SS
(makes it FREE!)

Chex Mix: $1.49
Use 50¢/1 PRINT or PRINT
Stack WITH 50¢/1 Cellfire or Shortcuts
(makes it FREE!)

Quaker Quakes: 99¢
Use 75¢/1 from 1/10 RP
(makes it FREE + 24¢ Overage!)

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter: 99¢
Use $1/1 printable (IE) or printable (FF) or from 11/15 RP
(makes it FREE!)

Sargento String Cheese: 99¢
Use $1/1 or 40¢/1 from 1/3 SS or 55¢/1 from Nov/Dec All*You
(Depending on your coupon, as low as FREE!)

from Frenc'hs Classic Yellow Mustard: $1.19
Use 50¢/1 PRINT
(makes it 19¢ ea!)

Nature Valley Granola Clusters: $2.19
Use $1/1 PRINT or 50¢/1 from 1/3
Stack WITH $1/1 Cellfire Ecoupon
(makes it 19¢ ea!)

Pillsbury Toaster Streudels: $1.77
Use $1/1  printable (IE) or printable (FF)
Stack WITH 55¢/1 Cellfire Ecoupon or Shortcuts
(makes it 22¢ ea!)

Finish Dishwasher Detergent: $2.99
Use $2.50/1 from 1/3 SS*Regional
(makes it 49¢ ea!)

Mission Tortillas: $1.49
Use $1/1 PRINT or from 1/10 SS
(makes it 49¢ ea!)

Nabisco Snack Crackers: $1.69
use $2/2 printable (IE) or printable (FF) or $1/1 from 1/2 SS
(makes it 69¢ ea)

Brawny 8-Pack Paper Towels: $5.49
Use $2/1 Kroger E-Coupon LOAD
Stack WITH $1/1 from 12/06, 1/24 RP
(makes it $2.49 ea!)

NON-Mega Event Great Deal:
Although yours may not be marked as such, according to AFullCup HERE the All Detergent 32 oz w/ Snuggle Blue Sparkle is only $3.19!
-Use your $2/1 from 1/3 RP to get these for $1.19
-OR use this $1/1 PRINT to get it for $2.19

*Check that FullCup link to see a couple other kinds that are supposedly marked down as well!
- Thanks HotCouponWorld & AFullCup!

FREE Valentines Keepsake Box at Things Remembered

If you're already stressing about what to get your special man/woman for Valentine's Day, I found a pretty sweet deal at ThingsRemembered you might be interested in:
*Get a FREE Engraveable Keepsake Box with purchase of select men's or women's jewelry!  Also- if you decide to engrave anything, you can get the word LOVE on it for free ($3 Value) by entering the code "FREELOVE" at checkout.  It can be part of a longer message, or just by itself.

Now, some of this stuff ain't cheap, but some of it is very reasonable - I found a few bargains:
For Him

  • These Photo Cufflinks (think a locket for your wrist!) + FREE Keepsake Box are on sale for $9.99 (reg. $25)
      For Her

      Go HERE to see more items that qualify for this promotion

      Target Deals: 1/24 - 1/30

      This week's Target ad only has a couple deals worth trucking over in the pouring rain for.  It's the very last day to do the Olay rebate - so if you haven't bought 2 items yet - get going slowpoke!  (Seriously, it's a moneymaker almost anywhere)
      *Some of you will be getting a nice Target Q insert in your papers today, keep an eye peeled - it's called "Get Carried Away With Savings"
      *For those of you who have prescriptions, you can print out a $10 Gift Card w/ RX coupon HERE

      Best Deals:

      Carefree Pantiliners: $1 - $1.12 for the smallest size
      Use $1/1 PRINT
      (makes the as low as FREE)

      Olay Regenerist Cleanser: $5.49 ea
      Buy 2, and you can send in for THIS $15 Rebate HERE *TODAY ONLY!*
      Use (2) $3/1 from 1/17 P&G
      (makes it $4.98 OOP ~ Get $15 Back = $10.02 MoneyMaker!)

      Starkist White Albacore Tuna: $1.20 ea
      Use Buy 2- Get 1 Free PRINT *MFR Q
      (makes it 80¢ ea)

      Lean Cuisine Frozen Meals: $2
      Use $1/1 Target Q PRINT
      (makes it $1 ea)

      Huggies or Pampers Jumbo Packs: $8.99 ~ Get $5 Target Gift Card wyb 3
      Use (3) $2/1 Huggies PRINT or PRINT *Sign Up or from 12/27 P&G or 1/17 SS
      (makes it $15.97 for 3 packs = $5.32 per pack!)

      Similac $22.49 ~ Get a $5 Target Gift Card wyb 2
      (Advance w/Early Sheild, Isomil or Sensitive 23.2 oz)
      Use (2) $3/1 from 12/13 SS
      Stack WITH (2) $2/1 Target Q from 11/15 SS *If you got that
      (makes it as low as $29.98 for 2 = $14.99 ea!)

      Buy 2 Axe Gift Sets: $5 ea ~ Get $5 Gift Card
      Use (2) $1/1 Axe Shower Gel or Detailer Tool PRINT
      (You'll need to find a gift set that includes one of these items, they vary)
      Pay  $8 ~ Get $5 Gift Card Back
      Makes it $1.50 per set, or 75¢ per item!

      - Thanks, to Kerry at TotallyTarget!

      KROGER: FREE Kraft Cheese TODAY ONLY!

      I'm about to head out for church (plus I have to teach Sunday School today) so your Kroger highlights won't be up until later this afternoon - but I just wanted to give you a big heads up on a great freebie that ends today!!
      The "Buy 5 Kraft items ~ Get $5 Back" Catalina ends TODAY
      Kraft 8 oz cheese is a Mega Event Item ($5 Off Instantly wyb 10 items) - making it 99¢ ea for 8 oz shreds, bars, or singles.  Here's how you get it FREE:

      Buy (5) 99¢ Kraft cheese items (within a grouping of 10 Mega Event items)
      Use (2) $1/2 Kraft Cheese Coupons PRINT
      Pay $3 OOP ~ Get "$5 Off Your Next Order" Coupon
      It's Like making $2 for buying cheese!

      FYI - Philadelphia Cream Cheese is also a Mega-Event Item - 99¢ ea (after mega item Discount)
      Buy (5) at 99¢ ea ~ Get a $5 Kraft Catalina Coupon!!

      Cheese freezes folks, so consider this a stock-up opportunity!

      Rite-Aid Highlights: 1/24 - 1/3: FREE Alli!

      This week at Rite-Aid has, shall we say, a yawnish amount of deals... BUT - if you are trying to lose weight and considering ALLI, then there's a nice little scenario in here you might want to check out.  The Proctor & Gamble promotion makes it FREE - so woot for you!
      *Check out the P&G Promotion HERE
      *See the Game of Life Promotion HERE

      Best SCR Deals: 

      Alli Weight Loss: Get a $10 SCR wyb Starter Kit 60-90 ct. or 120 ct refill
      $10 off this week (the 90 ct. Starter pack should ring up at $49.00; the 120 ct. refill should ring up at $54.99)Alli Deal:
      Buy 120 ct. refill: $54.99
      Use $5/$25 Rite Aid PRINT
      Use $5/1 Video Values HERE
      Use $10/1 Alli Product PRINT OR $10/1 from 1/3 RP
      Pay $29.99-$34.99 out-of-pocket
      Submit for the $10 SCR AND and $25 Rite Aid Gift Card Rebate
      (makes it FREE!)

      Maybelline Cosmetics 40% Off
      Submit for $2 Single Check Rebate #61 wyb 1 Maybelline Mascara
      Buy 1 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara priced at $2.93 due to sale
      Use the $1/1 from the 1/10 RP
      Use the $1/1 Video Values here
      (makes it  FREE + a $1 moneymaker!)

      Skintimate or Edge Shave Gel 2/$4
      Submit for $1 Single Check Rebate #50
      Buy (2) Edge Shave Gels
      Use (2) $0.75/1 from the 1/10 SS
      (makes it 75¢ each!)

      Valentine M&M’s Candies 9.9-12.6 oz. Buy 1 Get 1 Free
      Submit for $1 Single Check Rebate #97 (when you purchase 2 M&M’s)
      Use $1/2 from the 1/10 RP
      (makes it cheap!!!)

      Best Coupon Deals:

      Ester-C Buy: 1 Get 1 Free
      Buy 2 Ester-C Vitamin C 24 Hour Immune Protection Packets 20 pack: $9.99
      Use (2) $5/1 from the 1/3 RP or $4/1 from 1/24 RP
      Use $1/1 Video Values PRINT
      (makes it as low as FREE + $1 Overage!)

      Cadbury Creme Egg 2/$1
      Use the 50¢/2 Video Values HERE
      (makes it 25¢ each!)

      Aquafresh Toothpaste and Toothbrushes Buy 1 Get 1 Free
      Buy (2) Aquafresh Advanced Triple Protection 2X Whitening: $3.69
      Use (2) $1/1 coupons PRINT
      (makes it 85¢ ea!)

      Quilted Northern Bath Tissue Double Roll 12 pack $6.49
      Use the $1/1 from the 1/24 RP
      Use the $2/1 Video Values Q HERE
      (makes it $3.49!)

       - Thanks, Hip2Save!

      Simplify Sundays

      Debbie McCuiston, self-proclaimed "Queen of Clutter-Free", does a segment for us each Sunday on simplifying our lives, getting rid of "clutter", and focusing on what's important.  We love this segment (and Debbie) and we hope you do too!  Take it away Debbie....
      I must admit it was wonderful to see the pictures of Kasey's room transformation. You are a very brave lady. Keep up the good work- you will be surprised how energized  you get just for making progress in a long-forgotten room. Maybe we could make organizing an olympic event. I can see it now, women all over the world competing in synchronized cleaning or maybe clutter-throwing. I think we may have found a way to get more people involved in the whole exercise bandwagon. Lose 200 pounds in one month just by cleaning your house. Sounds like a plan to me. Much better than sweating in really tacky outfits and collecting all that exercise equipment.  Stay tuned I will get back with you later with all the details!
      This week I must confess my dirty little secret. I have a room at my house that is the pit. It has always been the room that if you didn't know where to put something - put it in mom's office. Or if it is an unfinished project- put it in mom's office. If you need a place to hide something - you guessed it - put it in mom's office. It has always been the thorn in my side. I have scheduled entire weekends to cleaning that room.  Needless to say I am very good at finding other things to do instead of  cleaning "the office." So today I thought I should follow my own advice and put my "big girl panties on and suck it up" and clean my office. I must say I made a very good dent in the room. You can see the top of the desk and the floor. You can even set on the couch. (No, I will not be posting pictures- would you believe I don't know how to get them from the camera to the computer?) 
      This week I wanted to explore one of the many reasons we collect clutter. Last week we talked about the issue of control or lack of control.  I thought I would try to address my personal problem- the issue of priorities- or as I like to call it - I am way too busy to clean that room.  It seems that I can find a million other things to do instead of cleaning my office. I will spend hours planning to clean it, gather supplies to clean it and give myself a wonderful pep talk about the need to clean that room. But when it comes down to cleaning the room, everything else seems to be more important. Maybe this reflects many women's ideas of how we unclutter our homes. We usually start with the room most used by the family or the kids room. Never do we start in our bedroom or our office or our sewing room. Do you see a pattern starting to show up? Isn't it also the hardest room to keep clean? I think it's because we are last on the never-ending list of things that we must do. 
      I always tell people to clean their bedroom first because you need a room that you can retreat to and a place that is peaceful. A place to gather your thoughts, to make plans and dream dreams. But it is usually last on the list. There is never enough energy or money left to complete our special room. 
      This week, make your bedroom a priority in your quest to declutter your life. To keep from getting overwhelmed try the box method. Get 4 boxes , label them as follows:
      1. Throw Away 
      2. Give Away 
      3. Put Away 
      4. Yard Sale (personally I don't do yard sale, because I never have a yard sale and it becomes part of the mess again)
      As you start to clean, if it does not already have a place in your room, put it in one of these boxes. When a box becomes full take it away immediately. DO NOT leave it in your room for more than 2 days or it will stop your progress. Keep working through the clutter one small area at a time. Set a timer or work every other day on this project. Take your time.  Remember, you are doing this for you. Do it right the first time so you don't get depressed and give up on making this dream a reality. 
      Also get rid of things that you are holding onto from the past. It's time to let it go. If it is tied to a past relationship that went bad, get rid of it and the memories will fade much quicker. It's still cold outside, you may want to take those things that are weighing you down and have a little bonfire. I think it would be nice to dance around the fire and thank Jesus for a fresh new start and the cleansing power of the fire.( Watch out not to burn too much at once - the neighbors may call the fire department on you). 
      You are worth the time and energy it will take to complete this room.  If you don't take time to carve a corner out for you, you may get lost in the clutter and that is not a happy place to be. I believe that if we have a place to quiet our spirits, spend time with the Lord and gather our thoughts, we could conquer our world (or at least our little corner of the world). God did not intend for us to slay dragons, fix a broken heart, mend fences and cook dinner without first taking some time for ourselves. Take time to dream again.  Never stop dreaming and always remember - God dreams bigger dreams for us than we could ever dream for ourselves.
      Please e-mail me any questions or suggestions at 

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