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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ulimited FREE Valentines Cards at Publix!!!

I stopped by Publix tonight without many of my coupons on hand (Again, I am not an organized girl) to pick up some more Johnson & Johnson First Aid Travel Kits before the Green Advantage Flyer ends tomorrow.
In case you're not aware of this, the travel-size kits are 99¢ (find in the travel-size items).
Buy 1 Johnson & Johnson Travel First Aid Kit: 99¢
Use the $2/1 coupon in the flyer
(Earn $1 off each one!)
*You don't even need the flyer really, just ask your cashier to scan theirs at the register - my cashier scanned hers 5x for my 5 kits, so I made $5 towards my other items!  You will probably need other items in your order to soak up the overage - so grab something else you need too.
Need cheap ideas?  Get some Aleve!  You don't need a coupon at all - just the Green Advantage Buy Flyer again.
Buy (2) Aleve Liquid Gels (or other varieties) on sale for $2.99 ea
Use $5/2 GAVF Coupon
(Pay 49¢ ea!)
*Now where was I?*

Oh right, FREE CARDS:  While I was there I wandered down the card aisle and found SEVERAL Publix tearpads for 99¢/1 Hallmark Expressions card.  I read the coupons very carefully: Use on ANY Hallmark Expressions card, INCLUDING the 99¢ ones!  There is NO LIMIT stated on the coupon - so get as many as you'll use! (Exp. 2/14)
The only 99¢ cards I found tonight were the kids Valentines cards - so I got 6 for FREE!  These would be great to give to your kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, or for your child to give their teacher on Valentines Day!

After all was said and done, I spent $13 and saved $57!  Not bad for being unprepared.....

My quest to clutter free - Laundry Room

What's going on at your house? 
Share with us if have taken the challenge to declutter!  

Now I(Kasey) will admit, I have a friend that has helped me alot in exchange for groceries  and clothes for her daughter.  It was her idea to put the laundry stuff in baskets, I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first since it does take away storage area, but it sure makes it look clean.  The baskets were on clearance at Target for $2.00 after Christmas.  I would love to put my husbands dress shirts in our closet but he says that they stay wrinkle free longer in the laundry room. 

In the picture on the left the barrel shapped thing on the wall is from Ikea, my favorite store!  It was only $1.99 and keeps all my plastic shopping bags in one place.  The second picture is an example of my laundry sorting method.  Instead of hampers in every room, we have the shelves above with laundry baskets.  Each day our dirty clothes get placed in the appropriate basket.  When it gets full, the laundry is already sorted - I just turn around and dump it in the wash.  I will take credit for this system, I have used it for several years not bad for me.

 If you missed my first project, overhauling the kids playroom click HERE.  As I said then, this does not come natural to me, I love the way it looks and I feel soooo much better with it clean.  I just get completley overwhelmed, my ADHD kicks in and before you know it I have the entire house torn apart and not one room finished.  So I am taking Debbie's advice and cleaning out something everyday.  Even if it is just a small drawer it does help me to feel like I am accomplishing something a little at a time.  I have been working on our bedroom this week - it might take a couple of weeks before I finish there.  If you have missed a week of our new Simplify Sunday Series click HERE.


Reader Testimonial and Pictures
I was so inspired by your site and how to get stuff organized I finally de-cluttered my bedroom.

I have lived in a small master for a while now and my stuff is now taking over the area. I have no where to put it all so it ends up on the floor and shortly after usually destroyed by our daughter or our dogs...i've lost so many pairs of shoes and bags:(

I did want to share some quick ways my husband helped me organized all my "chic stuff" haha.
He went to walmart and purchased clearance wrapping paper bins for all my shoes to go under the bed they work great and are sturdy.  Now every girl wants a great place to put on her makeup and do her hair but I hate trying to stand in the bathroom and do it and have always wanted a vanity but lets be honest they are expensive or too small for all your stuff. My hubs(who rocks) built the one show for $25 from stuff he found at Walmart using a shelf, a $6 mirror, plastic bins, basket for curling iron and blow dryer and even mounted a surge protector underneath shelf for me to plug it all into and screwed the plastic bins to the top so my 1 year old can no longer reach all my makeup. I LOVE IT!

Finally he cut the hooks off extra plastic hangers lying around and nailed them to the wall for all my handbags and that was FREE.

Now all MY stuff is out of reach from our daughter and the dogs and I'm very happy!
It's not fancy but it's cheap and WORKS! if i could just keep my daughter from unfolding all her clothes we would be in business(:

Karina S. received via email 1-19-2010
I didn't have before pics but just imagine it all over the floor!

Anyone have any advice on helping her out with her baby girl unfolding laundry?

Kraft Cheese Printable RESET?!

I was just able to print the Kraft Cheese coupons on again!  They must have reset, and since its the end of the month it will probably reset again on February 1st!!  What does that mean?  MORE PRINTS FOR YOU!!   It was reset on both of my(Kasey) computers at home.  Click HERE to print.

Leave a comment and let us know if it had been reset for you!!

Clevelanders: Coupon Swap Group TONIGHT!

Are you cripplingly thrifty?  Are all your “normal” friends beginning to back slowly away from you and your endless coupon stories?  Do you need a support group?  Well you’re in luck!!  Tonight is the first 2010 meeting of our local couponing club- and it’s going to be GREAT to see everyone again!  If you'd like to come, you're invited to join us for some coupon trading, coupon chit-chat, and general coupon geekiness. 
  • Coupon Trading: Andrea (our veteran coupon-grouper) taught us all how to stuff our unwanted coupons into envelopes, and pass them around the table for sharing/trading.  Bring some in this week if you have some or just sit back and chat with your neighbor!
  • Snacks: I'm bringing Pita Chips and Pepsi (can you guess where I got those???)  If you want to bring anything, feel free!  There's a fridge, and a little kitchenette area we can use.
  • Door Prizes: I've got a K-Mart Coupon Book and a 10-Pack of Binder Refill pages to give away, just for fun!
  • Even if none of this interests you, you’re more than welcome to simply come, sit around the table with us, clip your coupons and chit-chat.    I’ll be there from 7-9, and you can stay the whole time, or just drop in.  Feel free to bring a friend, the more the merrier!
Time: 7-9 pm
Place: Cleveland Public Library, in the conference room of the Carmichael House (there will be signs to follow!)
RSVP: For the sake of snacks and whatnot, please leave a comment below if you think you’ll be attending!

Couponers, Start Your Engines! (CVS 1/31 Deal Preview)

When it comes to strategic shopping, I'm usually a day late and a coupon short - that's just the kind of absent-minded girl I am.  But you don't have to be!  I just checked out the upcoming CVS ad on Slickdeals, and here are the big deals that you might want to prepare for ahead of time.  Plus, if you need some of these newspaper coupons, you've got a head start for ordering them.  Ladies and Gentlemen - Start Your Engines!!
  • FREE Dove for Men: PRINT (the limit was reached when I tried, maybe it will reset) or $1.25/1 from 1/31 RP
  • $5.50 Huggies Diapers PRINT
  • 25¢ Colgate Max Fresh: PRINT
  • CHEAP Hellman's Mayo, Skippy, Lipton Tea Bags: 75¢/1 Hellman's PRINT , Lots from 1/31 RP (Big $20 Unilever Deal)
  • 65¢ Febreeze if have (3) BOGO Coupon from 1/17 P&G (It's part of a big P&G deal, so if you don't have 3 of these, there will be other items you can work into your $25 total)
- Thanks to Slickdeals and IHeartCVS!

    Wal-Mart Cheapies & Freebies

    Here is a list of freebies and cheapies you can score if you happen to be going to Wal-Mart this week - please keep in mind that Wal-Mart prices vary by location, so expect minor differences.  
    My favorite deal this week is the $5 Board Games!  Since I can print a couple of the $5 Coupons (HERE) and so can my husband at work, I'm going to get a few to stick in the closet and bring one out for a rainy day ever so often!


    Cheese Nips 8 ox Box: $1
    Use $2/2 PRINT or $1/1 from 1/24 SS *Regional
    (makes it FREE!)

    YoBaby 3in1 Yogurt Cup: $1
    Use $1/1 PRINT
    (makes it FREE!)

    Chefs Requested Bacon Wrapped Steaks: $3.28
    Use $3/1 PRINT
    (makes it 28¢ ea!)

    Taco Bell Thick-N-Chunky Salsa: $1.54
    Use $1/1 from Feb All*You
    (makes it 54¢ ea!)

    8th Continent Soy Milk Half Gallon: $2.73
    Use $2/1 PRINT
    (makes it 73¢)

    Red Baron Pizza Singles: $1.98
    Use $1/1 PRINT
    (makes it 98¢ ea!)

    Sunbelt Granola/Cereal Bars: $2
    (makes it $1 ea!)


    GE Lightbulbs: $1.09
    Use $1/1 PRINT
    (makes it FREE!)

    EPT Pregnancy Test: Prices Vary
    Use $5/1 PRINT (FF Link)
    (makes it FREE if your store has the cheap single packs)

    Reach Floss: 97¢
    Use $1/1 from 1/3 RP (expires 1/31 - use it quick!)
    (makes it FREE!)

    Johnson's Buddies Soaps:97¢
    Use $1/1 from 1/3 RP
    (make sit FREE!)

    Post-It Notes: 50¢
    Use $1/1 from 1/10 SS
    (makes 2 FREE!)

    Scattergories or Pictionary: $10
    Use $5/1 PRINT
    (makes it $5!)
    - Thanks to Kristen over at CouponingtoDisney!!  Check her out for even more Wal-Mart deals!

    $1/1 Pillsbury Grands Coupon + Catalina Deal

    Here is a $1/1 Pillsbury Grands Coupon PRINT (Firefox) (if you've printed before, it might not print now)
    Grands Juniors are usually only $1 (so FREE!) and regular Grands are on sale at Kroger for $1.25 this week ( so 25¢ ea!)
    This is a great coupon to have on hand for the Pillsbury Refrigerated Breads Catalina going on at many groceries:
    Buy 4 ~ Get $2 OYNO
    Buy 5 ~ Get $3 OYNO
    Buy 6 ~ Get $4 OYNO

    Thanks Pamela, for the link!

    Facebook Freebie: $5 Babies R Us Giftcard!

    If you have a facebook account, go become a fan of Babies R Us HERE and you'll receive a $5 E-Gift Card for use online or in-store!
     -Thanks, TheFreebieBlogger!

    Learning the Lingo

    This post is LONG overdue!!

    Short Version:
      *B1G1 or BOGO - Buy one Get one Free
       *B2G1 - Buy two get one free
       *Blinkie - A small box that dispenses coupons in a store placed near the product
       *CAT or Catalina - Coupon that prints at the register after your purchase is complete.
       *CRT - Cash Register Tape
       *CVS - Drug Store with their own rewards/coupon saving system.
       *DND - Do Not Double
       *Double Coupon  - A coupon that a grocery store doubles in value depending on policy.
       *ECB - Extra Care Bucks coinside with Extra Care Card at CVS
       *FLIP - Food Lion Internet Printable
       *HIPS - Harvey's Internet Printable Coupons released weekly and posted on our website.
       *Insert - Coupons in Sunday Newspaper Smart Source (SS), Proctor & Gamble (PG), and Red Plum. (RP)
       *IP or Printable - Internet printed coupon
       *IVC - Instant Value Coupon - (Walgreens and CVS)
       *MIR - Mail In Rebate
       *MM - Money Maker
       *MQ or Manny Q - Manufacturer Coupon
       *OOP - Out of Pocket
       *OOS - Out of Stock
       *Overage -  This applies when the cost of an item is less than the coupon value. 
       *OYNO - On your next order
       *PG or P&G -  Proctor and Gamble Sunday Insert Booklet. 
       *Peelie - A coupon in the form of a sticker that has to be peeled off to redeem.
       *RC - Rain Check is a piece of paper that guarantees the sale price of an out of stock item.
       *Rebate - Mail in offer by a manufacturer or store that issues a refund based on predetermined criteria
       *RP - Red Plum Insert booklet in the Sunday Newspaper
       *RR - Register Reward printed at the end of a transaction at Walgreen's in the form of a Catalina
       *SCR - Single Check Rebate issued in the form of one check at Rite Aid for various rebate offers.
       *SS - Smart Source booklet, blinkie, or printable coupon issued through News Marketing America.
       *WAGS - Walgreens
       *Wine tag / Ring tag / Hangtag - A coupon hanging from the neck of a product
       *WYB - When You Buy
       *YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary

     Still a little stumped?  Click HERE  for detailed explanations of each acronymn.

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